Outstanding Fall Firearms Auction
Totals Nearly $12 Million!
Extraordinary Results In Extraordinary Times!

Auction: October 6 & 7, 2008

Preview: October 3-5, 2008

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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1000
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**ST. ETIENNE MACHINE GUN M1907 CAL. 8MM. SN 179. Mfg. in France by Mitrailleuse Chatellerault, 1912. 31″ bbl with unique cone muzzle brake. Complete with orig high-mount with adjustable elevation mechanism and rear seat. Includes one feed strip. Brass rear pistol grip and brass block in elevation mechanism of tripod. CONDITION: Very Good. Orig finish appears worn but still retains thorough coverage. Tripod mechanism functions smoothly. Firearm action functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand. Bbl is clean and rifling is sharp. 4-35200 JZ8 (12,000-14,000)

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1001
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**HOTCHKISS MACHINE GUN M1914 8MM LEBEL. SN 16713. 30 1/2″ Bbl. Brass pistol grip and brass feedblock. Fed from a feedstrip. Mounted on Hotchkiss machine gun tripod model of 1916 micro-adjustable for rear elevation. Tripod allows for 360 degree use. Rear sight adjustable for elevation. Drift adjustable front sight. Finish is a uniform bluing. Bbl and feedblock share matching numbers to receiver. Includes two loose metal feedstrips along with four cases of ammunition on feedstrips, 480 rnds per case and one spare extractor. CONDITION: Very good. Tripod mechanism works smoothly and is completely functional. Rifling is sharp. Finish is uniform. Mechanism appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. 4-35197 JZ4 (9,000-12,000)

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1002
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**MAXIM MG08 ON SLED MOUNT. SN 46927. Cal. 7.92mm. Maxim MG08 machine gun mfg. by DWM, Berlin, 1918. This magnificent example of one the earliest machine guns is extremely clean. Most major components including feedblock, bbl jacket, grips and sights are orig and matching numbers. Bbl is very clean with extremely pronounced rifling. Wooden grips are deeply checkered and oil brushes in grips may possibly be unused. Sled mount is in fantastic condition but missing small components, accessories and oil covers. Mount function is smooth. Lot includes armor plate on front of bbl jacket, spare bbl in leather sheath, 200 rnd Maxim belt, optical sight base, spare lock mechanism, spare bbl bushing, and most exciting, orig water can stenciled with the following phrase “Souvenir of American Victory, st. Mihiel, Sept. 12-16th, 1918”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Everything cycles smoothly and appears to function correctly when operated by hand. Both gun and mount are in exceptional condition with most major parts matching numbers. Fantastic collection of orig accessories only bolsters this fine piece. 4-35199 JZ6 (16,000-18,000)

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1003
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**7.92MM MAXIM MG08/15 MFG. BY GWF SPANDAU, 1918. SN 7555. Most major components, including feedblock and fuzee cover, share matching numbers. Includes extra bbl, two ammo drums, one belt, bipod and wooden butt stock. CONDITION: Fine. The mechanism seems to function smooth and correctly when operated by hand. Bore is shiny with deep rifling. 4-35196 JZ7 (12,000-14,000)

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1004
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**VICKERS AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN MOD AA1918. SN A-1312. Cal.11mm. This unusual and desirable 11mm aircraft machine gun manufactured by Colt Firearms is one rarely seen. A perforated ventilated bbl shroud takes the place of the traditional water jacket and has several louvers to facilitate cooling. Finish is a deep dark bluing. Utilizes a synchronized firing mechanism typical of aircraft machine guns. Gun is mounted on a wooden black display platform and has a front anti-aircraft sight included. All numbers and nomenclature are marked on steel plate in front of bbl jacket and above the booster. CONDITION: Very Fine. Firearm appears to be all original and consignor tells us it was used by the U.S. military in an experimental capacity. Bbl is clean and rifling is sharp. 4-35201 JZ5 (5,000-8,000)

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1005
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Serial number indicates 1914 manufacture. Firearm is fully functional when cycled by hand. Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**BENET-MERCIE MACHINE RIFLE MODEL 1909. SN 576. Cal. .30-06, 23-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured by Springfield Armory, developed by the French firm Hotchkiss. Air-cooled, gas operated and fed from a 30-rnd metal feedstrip. One of approx. 670 firearms manufactured in the U.S. by both Colt and Springfield. Folding front bipod attaches to muzzle. Rear elevation and traverse adjustable monopod located beneath rear shoulder stock. Includes telescopic optical sight, manufactured by Warner and Swasey Co. Model of 1913. Unique finned bbl directly ahead of receiver incorporates a 10.25″ heavily stippled section between fins and front sight. Rear stock made of wood with metal buttplate. CONDITION: Firearm finish deep uniform bluing. Wooden stock in good condition with a few heavy dings and scratches on top. Rear monopod functions well and smooth. 4-35194 JZ3 (12,000-14,000)

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1006
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**HOTCHKISS PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MODEL MK1. SN E25588. Cal. .303. 22″ Bbl. Blued finish lightly worn in some areas and extremely light pitting on top rear of receiver. Removable tubular stock. Brass pistol grip with small brass tripod adjustable for traverse and elevation. Gun feeds from either belts or feed strips. Rear tangent sight adjustable from 100 – 2000m in elevation. Front sight drift adjustable post. Complete with orig Hotchkiss handbook, spare bbl numbered to firearm, numbered orig wooden transport crate, all outward numbers appear to be matching. Includes one wooden crate, containing 9 feed strips. CONDITION: Very good. Firing mechanism appears to function properly when cycled by hand. Bbl, lands and grooves are sharp, on spare bbl. Bbl on firearm is shiny and clean but with less predominant rifling. The addition of orig handbook, matching numbered wooden transport crate, feed strips, and feed strip box, and numbered matching spare bbl make this package exceptionally complete. 4-35198 JZ2 (9,000-11,000)

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1007
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information. Included in this lot are two spare, serviceable, unplugged bbls and one feed strip. One bbl is heavily pitted, the other in very good condition.

**REGISTERED DEWAT COLT M1912 NAVY CONTRACT GUN. SN 537. Cal. 30-06. This firearm stamped U.S.N., N.H.G.-1912, may possibly be a U.S. Navy contract variant of the 1909 Benet Mercie. Also marked Cal. 30 Mark II Mod. 1. Made by Colt’s Pat Firearms Manufacturing Co. Adjustable rear sight from 100-2800m. Front sight protected post, drift adjustable for windage. Complete with front tripod and rear mono-pod below rear stock. Mono-pod is adjustable for elevation. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Firearm has been rendered unserviceable by plugging chamber. While there may also be other means, this is the only alteration clearly visible. Orig bluing is faded but uniform. Action appears to function properly when cycled by hand. 4-36222 JZ11 (8,000-10,000)

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1008

**HOTCHKISS PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MODEL MK1. SN 36467. Cal. .303. 22″ Bbl. Blued finish moderately worn and light patina. Removable tubular stock. Brass pistol grip with small brass tripod adjustable for traverse and elevation. Gun feeds from either belts or feedstrips. Rear tangent sight adjustable from 100 – 2000m in elevation. Front sight drift adjustable post. CONDITION: Very good. Firing mechanism appears to function properly when cycled by hand. Barrel, lands and grooves are sharp. 4-35897 JZ1 (6,000-9,000)

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1009
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**MARLIN ARMS CO. M1906/1917 ON LOW MOUNT. SN 1309. .30Cal. 28″ Bbl. Adjustable rear sight 100-2600m. Protected post front sight. Complete with two wooden ammo boxes (one post-war and one earlier), and spare rear sight. Dark blue finish. According to consignor the bbl has been vented on bottom preventing it from functioning properly although not visible without disassembling firearm. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl has sharp rifling but is pitted in some locations. When cycled by hand the mechanism is smooth and appears to function correctly. Rear wooden pistol grip is missing small chunk on right hand side. Bluing appears factory and is dark and thorough. 4-35195 JZ9 (4,000-6,000)

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1010
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: The spare, number 7mm bbl is serialized to the gun (#7740) and is fully serviceable without obstruction.

**REGISTERED DEWAT COLT AUTOMATIC GUN M1914 ON LOW TRIPOD. SN 7740. Cal. 7x57mm. According to BATF paperwork this gun was either re-manufactured or imported by Jon R. Wilkinson. 28″ 30Cal. bbl on firearm with spare 7mm bbl. Rear sights adjustable for elevation and windage. Front sight protected post. Also comes with wooden ammo box, cloth belt and miscellaneous small parts. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable although mechanism appears smooth and functions correctly when cycled by hand. Bbl has been plugged. Overall finish appears orig and complete. Tripod traverse and elevation mechanism functions fine. 4-36224 JZ10 (12,000-14,000)

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1011

**COLT M1921AC THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 1060. .45 ACP. An outstanding and complete example of the M1921 sub-machine gun. Manufactured by Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT. Complete with black FBI case, four stick magazines, “L” Drum, Owner’s Manual dated 1936 and cleaning kit with brass rod. Rich blue finish with Cutts compensator and Lyman rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. 10″ finned bbl with vertical foregrip. Select fire. “L” Drum by Auto Ordnance Corp., NY, NY, Serial No. 175. Gun bears a label on buttstock which reads “PENNA STATE POLICE PROPERTY TICKET NO.026114” FBI case has “CO F” painted on front cover. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing is rich and uniform with light edge wear. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Case is very good showing some edge wear and light scuffs. Case interior is very good with only minor rubs. 4-33458 JZ15 (25,000-35,000)

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1012

**COLT M1928 NAVY OVER STAMP SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 13531. .45 ACP. A fantastic U.S. Navy 1928 overstamp. Manufactured by Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT. Complete with FBI case, four stick magazines, “L” Drum and early Owner’s Manual. Rich blue finish with Cutts compensator and Lyman rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. 10″ finned bbl with vertical foregrip. Select fire. “L” Drum by Auto Ordnance Corp., NY, NY, Serial No. 1512. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing is rich and uniform but shows light edge wear. Crisp markings. Bore is bright and shiny. Case is very good with some light edge wear. Case interior is very good. 4-33459 JZ16 (25,000-35,000)

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1013
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: The spare bbl is fully serviceable without obstruction.

**PAPERED DEWAT M1 THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 40735. .45 ACP. Auto Ordnance Corp., Bridgeport, Conn. 10.5″ bbl. Horizontal wood forend, wood pistol grip, and wood shoulder stock. Non-adjustable rear peep sight by Lyman. Complete with oil bottle in rear stock. Comes with spare bbl, Seymour stick magazine and canvas sling. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Bbl appears to be plugged and welded to receiver. Action when cycled by hand appears to function smooth but in full-auto only regardless of selected position. 4-36221 JZ14 (9,000-11,000)

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1014

THOMPSON “C” DRUM, 100 ROUND DRUM. . SN 2462. One of the original drums manufactured by Colt for Auto Ordnance in 1920. Complete with tan “MILLS” pouch w/ tan strap. The serial number is matching on both covers. CONDITION: Finish is a dark parkerized finish. Interior of drum shows some moderate use but no obvious repairs. Pouch is very good with minor soiling. Pouch snap has pulled away partially from the lid 33463-1 JZ21 (2,500-4,500)

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1015

THOMPSON “C” DRUM, 100 ROUND DRUM. SN 3599. One of the original drums manufactured by Colt for Auto Ordnance in 1920. Complete with tan “RUSCO” pouch w/ OD strap. Matching serial number on both covers. CONDITION: Finish is dark blue on bottom cover and light blue on top. Winder is shiny blued. Drum shows light use with no obvious repairs. Pouch is fine with only very light soiling. 4-33463 JZ20 (2,000-4,000)

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1016

LOT OF THOMPSON “L-DRUMS” & STICK MAGAZINES. Fantastic lot consists of seven L-Drums, eleven 30-rnd stick mags & twelve 20-rnd stick magazines. Three L-Drums are in “MILLS” tan canvas pouches dated 1921. Also included is a tan canvas “MILLS” take-down scabbard with pouch holding 4 of the 20-rnd mags. CONDITION: Drums and magazines are of various type & manufacture and generally in good condition and working order. “MILLS” pouches are fine. Please see the Julia web catalog for images of the drum markings. 33463-2 JZ19 (2,500-4,000)

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1017

**PAPERED DEWAT BRITISH LANCHESTER MK1 SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 982A. 9MM. 8″ bbl. with ventilated bbl shroud and wooden stock. Rear sight adjustable for elevation 100-600m. Drift adjustable front sight for windage. Comes complete with spare bbl. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Although mechanism appears to function smoothly when cycled by hand, firearm has been rendered inoperable by apparent plugging of bbl. Bbl is lightly welded to receiver. Spare bbl has sharp rifling and no apparent obstructions. Blue finish is complete and uniform. Wooden stock is in nice shape with no major dents. 4-36223 JZ12 (5,000-7,000)

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1018

**REGISTERED DEWAT MAS 1938 SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN F32472. 7.65 Cal. 9″ bbl. Wooden shoulder stock, 2-pc wooden pistol grip, functional dust cover over magazine well and flip-up rear peep sight. Includes spare parts set with trigger group, bbl, bolt, cocking handle, sights and two magazines. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Though mechanism appears to function smooth and correct by hand, bbl has been plugged and welded to receiver. With spare parts, a legal re-wat should be a simple process. 4-36225 JZ13 (3,000-5,000)

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1019

**GERMAN MP40 SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 2539. Cal. 9mm. Under-folding stock, leather sling, 10″ bbl. Serial number matching on all visible major components, possibly completely matching. Brown resin grip and frame. 12 magazines and 3 mag. pouches included. CONDITION: Good Condition Plus. Stock locks correctly open and folded. Mechanism appears to function smooth and correct when cycled by hand. Resting bar is broken off and missing under bbl. Blued finish is uniform and lightly worn on receiver area. 4-33462 JZ17 (8,000-12,000)

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1020

**RARE GERMAN MAUSER MODEL 1932 “SCHNELLFEUER” MACHINE PISTOL. . SN 86754. 7.63mm. The Mauser Schnellfeuer Machine Pistol has a cyclic rate of 800-1100 rounds per minute when fired in fully automatic mode. 5.5″ barrel with standard markings. Selector switch and Mauser banner on left receiver panel. Right receiver panel is marked”WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER OBERNDORF A. NECKAR D.R.P.u.A.P.” This beautiful example is deep, rich blued complete with a Mauser banner marked wooden holster/shoulder stock and seven 10 rnd Mauser marked magazines. Bbl assembly is not numbered to receiver. It is believed there are only 100 or so registered M1932s in the system. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bluing is deep and rich. Wood grip panels and stock/holster are in great condition. Magazines VG. Functions smoothly when cycled by hand. 33460 JZ22 (8,000-12,000)

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1021

**SPANISH SUPER AZUL MACHINE PISTOL. SN 31218. Cal. 7.63mm. Manufactured by Eulogio Arostegui. The Super Azul machine pistol is a close copy of the popular Mauser machine pistol. 5 1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with two panel wooden pistol grip. Tangent rear sight elevation adjustable from 50-100m. Complete with wooden holster/shoulder stock with leather wrap and cleaning rod. Leather wrap stamped “Aphhoffmann Berlin 1916”. Includes five 20-rnd magazines marked “Mauser” on floor-plate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bluing is deep and dark with very few blemishes, if any. Wooden pistol grip panels have slight handling wear on right side. 4-33461 JZ18 (4,000-7,000)

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1022

RARE GERMAN MG34 TROMMELHALTER (DRUM HOLDER). Special adaptive feed cover for the MG34 to allow the use of a 75-round double-drum magazine. This drum arrangement was refered to as Patronentrommel 34. When using the drum, the belt feed cover and the cartridge feed block were removed from the gun and a special receiver cover called the Deckel mit Trommelhalter was installed. This set up was common on AA and Aircraft mounted weapons but was phased out around 1939-40 when the more efficient 50 round magazine became standard. All matching serial numbers “3448”. CONDITION: Very Good to Fine. Body of unit retains 75% of its original military finish with some wear on the feed gate. All spring-loaded parts are functional. Manufacturer’s markings have been partially obliterated. 4-35791 WD12 (2,000-2,500)

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1024

RARE MODEL 1893 DWM BORCHARDT SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1295. Cal. 30 Borchardt. Very rare pistol with 7-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights with checkered walnut grips & one matching numbered magazine. Left side of bbl has “BUG” Oberndorf proofs with “BU” proofs on left side of receiver, breech block & front toggle link. It has patent markings on front toggle link and Borchardt & DWM markings over “BERLIN” on right side of receiver. Accompanied by a reproduction black leatherette covered, green felt lined case, compartmented in bottom for accompanying stock & holster with pistol, an unnumbered cheekpiece, a small turnscrew, a reproduction dummy cleaning magazine with attached oil bottle, an orig black leather sling, an orig tin oiler in a black leather case and the orig functioning key. Only about 1,900 of these rare pistols were ever made beginning in about 1895. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle & sharp edge wear. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue with extremely fine grips showing only very light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is extremely fine for this model, sound with lightly crackled surface & retaining about 80% orig black finish. Stock is also extremely fine with minor nicks & scratches & retains most of its bright orig factory blue on attaching iron & screws. Sling is soft & supple with heavy flexing & retains about 50% orig finish. Oiler & cheekpiece are fine. Case is new. 4-36114 JR234 (30,000-45,000)

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1025
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Consignor Informs us that the gun’s finish is the result of an old, professional restoration.

EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER CONEHAMMER 6-SHOT BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14273. Cal. 30 Mauser. Beautiful & rare Broomhandle – one of 4 known!! 6″ bbl with 50-1,000 meter adjustable rear sight & barleycorn front sight. It has usual chamber markings with crown “U” proofs on left side of receiver & bottom of bolt. Bottom of bbl has three small proofs with tiny “M” proofs on various internal parts. Hammer is early style with stepped concentric rings and it has the scalloped magazine base with protruding release button. Fitted with 23-line walnut grips & has a lanyard stud & ring in butt. Accompanied by a matching numbered orig walnut holster/stock. Few of these rare pistols survive today & of those survivors very rarely is one ever encountered that is all matching especially the holster/stock. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including holster/stock. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with only losses from holster wear around bottom of bbl. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue, slightly thinned on sight slide & firing pin retainer. Trigger retains thin orig straw colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may have been fired but if so very little. Holster/stock is completely sound with light nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its period oil finish. Attaching iron & hinge are a gray metal patina. 4-36181 JR224 (12,500-17,500)

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1026
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information. Included with this lot are two signed affidavits tracing the chain of ownership of this firearm to June 1915. Affidavits state the gun was purchased in new, unused condition from a hardware store in Boise, ID. Subsequent to the carbine’s purchase, an order was placed with noted German dealer Hans Tauscher for 8 boxes of ammunition and a carrying case. Affidavit states that it has been fired only 9 times since for target practice.

*SPECTACULAR DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH LEATHER RETAILER’S CASE. SN 50032. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare carbine with 11-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link with “BU” proofs on left side of receiver, breech block & front toggle link. Made with grip safety & accompanied by correct wood base magazine with small flaming bomb proof & its orig matching numbered checkered walnut stock & forearm. Forearm has a tiny Schnabel tip with German silver escutcheons for the wedge. Stock has a straight grip with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forearm are equipped with sling swivels. Also accompanied by a tan leather retailer’s soft takedown case that is lined with orig muslin cloth & has a leather carrying handle. Carbine & stock fit into case at opposing ends with a flap at each end & three buckles for closure. This carbine & leather case are featured in full color on p. 31 of Luger, The Multinational Pistol, Kenyon. A popular Luger variation for collectors, this model was a favorite of Kaiser Wilhelm II. This outstanding example would be a welcome addition to any personal or museum collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue & about 98% orig factory straw colors, slightly thinned on trigger face. Magazine is extremely fine. Stock & forearm are sound with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig factory finish. Grips are sound showing light wear with good wood grain showing through. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is very fine with minor wear & scuffs with flexed flaps with some damage at edges of flaps. Cloth lining shows heavy wear with tears and small missing sections. Altogether a beautiful set that would be extremely difficult to duplicate. 4-36112 JR226 & BS (25,000-35,000)

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1027
Revised: 9/22/2008

Additional Information: Accompanied by signed affidavit from the consignor stating the Provenance of this item.

*SPECTACULAR & EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CASED DWM 1902 GEORG LUGER PRESENTATION LUGER CARBINE. SN 9106.c.. Cal. 30 Luger. Extraordinarily rare cased presentation carbine with 11-3/4″ bbl with 3-position 100-300 meter rear sight marked “1”, “2” & “3”. Front toggle link has the DWM scroll with extremely rare gold inlaid stylized letter “B” over chamber (which is believed to stand for “Borchardt.. It has the rare “GL” (Georg Luger’s initials) marking on rear of rear toggle link. This “GL” marking only appears on Luger pistols & carbines personally inspected and/or presented by Georg Luger. This carbine is in the correct 9000/C serial number range for presentation carbines. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips. The stock & forearm are highly figured, checkered walnut and are matching numbered to the carbine with deluxe checkering patterns & have correct sling swivels. Accompanied by its orig, apple green velvet lined, burgundy leather covered presentation case with gold plated latches, reinforcing corners & handle hardware. Top of case has a large, very decorative gold-plated plaque engraved with a large “B”. Top of lid has multiple decorative border lines. Front of case has a mortised, gold-plated 2-pronged lock. Interior is French fitted for carbine, its matching numbered stock, three spare correct wood base magazines plus a fourth magazine in the pistol, an orig tin of vaseline, an orig small flat sided tin oiler, both encased in burgundy leather sleeves, a rare brass & steel carbine length cleaning rod/oiler, a pin punch & takedown tool. Rear edge of lower compartment has a hinged lid with ivory pull which conceals a compartment containing five, period, nickel-plated, dummy cartridges with “D.M./K” head stamp with a 5-pointed star on each side. There is also the orig gold-washed functioning key for the lock & the extremely rare, orig, burgundy leather sling with leather-covered buckle making this an absolutely complete & orig cased presentation Luger carbine, one of the few known in private hands in the world today. The orig Luger was a developmental offshoot of the successful Borchardt pistol and, according to some scholars, early on Georg Luger had a working and/or professional relationship with Hugo Borchardt while developing the Luger pistol. In well-known historical information, the Luger-Borchardt relationship eventually deteriorated and in the end they were essentially bitter enemies. Charles Kenyon, Luger scholar and author mentions this Borchardt Luger carbine in two of his articles in The Gun Report. One in the April 2002 issue and the other in the November 1998 issue.. In Mr. Kenyon’s article in the April 2002 issue he illustrates and discusses SN 9109C Presentation Carbine GL marked rear toggle, “H.S.M. March 15, 1903” in gold inlay over the chamber thought to have been presented to Hiram S. Maxim.” The SN of the purported Maxim gun is only three digits away from the Borchardt presentation Luger SN 9106C. It is a fact that Luger worked for DWM at the time of the presentation of this carbine and DWM evolved from the Ludwig Loewe firm which had employed Borchardt during the production of his famous pistol. It is most certain that either DWM or Georg Luger himself, made presentations of these special carbines to both Borchardt and Maxim. After all the toggle design in the successful Luger had been modified from Borchardt’s design. Borchardt’s toggle design had been taken from Hiram S. Maxim’s design for his famous machine gun which preceded the Borchardt pistol. DWM or Luger was therefore acknowledging, and in some way thanking both of these individuals, for their influence on this improved design utilized in this Luger pistol. This was an important piece in the famous Press Collection from which the consignor purchased it many years ago. At the time that Mr. Smith purchased the Borchardt Luger from the Press Collection it was represented as having come from the Borchardt family and Mr. Smith did a fair amount of research to affirm this fact. First, he contacted the original buyer of the Luger , Lee Engles, a well known East coast dealer at the time. Mr. Engles affirmed that that he had purchased it at a Rochester, NY gun show directly from a G.I who had been stationed in Berlin at the end of WWII. Mr. Smith later checked phone directories for Berlin and discovered that in the 1941 directory there were members of the Borchardt family in, and around, the Charlottenburg, a very wealthy region of Berlin. The G.I could have salvaged the carbine from a Borchardt family residence, or since all German citizens were required to turn in their arms it is very likely that the gun was turned in with other weapons and was salvaged at that time. This is one of the most significant presentation Lugers in the world, with exceptional orig condition. A signed affidavit, from MR. Smith, attesting to the above information is included, along with a copies of the Gun Report articles mentioned. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching & may be unfired. Overall retains 99%+ crisp orig factory blue & 98-99% strong orig factory straw colors. Grips are crisp with beautiful color & highly figured grain showing through, showing little or no wear. Stock & forearm are crisp & orig with only very minor handling & storage mars in surface, retaining virtually all of their orig factory finish. Horn buttplate has severe bug damage to about 50% of its surface. All accessories are in near mint condition. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is extremely fine with minor scuffs & wear on edges with a few scratches on top, bottom & sides with some minor losses on left lower edge. Interior is crisp with one or two small faded spots, otherwise is a crisp green color. Handle shows wear & flaking. This is, without doubt, the single most significant presentation Luger extant. 4-36111 JR231 & BS (150,000-250,000)

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1028

*IMPORTANT & EXTREMELY RARE DWM 1900 LONG BARREL PROTOTYPE LUGER & RIG WITH RARE MATCHING PUSH BUTTON STOCK. SN 10034. Cal. 30 Luger. Extraordinarily rare early Luger with 6-3/4″ bbl with prototype serial number. This prototype length bbl has full serial number which is matching to frame and is stamped “172.28”, indicating the number of lead balls of this size that it takes to weigh 1 pound. It has dished toggles, grip safety, DWM scroll on front toggle link & “BUG” proofs on bbl & “BU” proofs on receiver, breech block & front toggle link. Thumb safety is 2nd type with short domed, checkered pad & it has narrow trigger & grip safety pad. Heel of back strap has the stock lug for the prototype push button stock. Fitted with matching numbered, full checkered wood grips & an orig unmarked wood base magazine. Accompanied by a black leather holster with shoulder strap & orig cleaning rod with oiler. Also accompanied by its orig, prototype, matching numbered board stock with push button attaching iron & its orig stock strap. This pistol apparently came out of Chile in 1990 according to an accompanying certificate from the Banco De Pruebas De Chile, and bears an overlaying “B” and “P” in a shield on the right side of the frame that matches the Banco De Pruebas symbol on the certificate. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching except magazine, hold open & firing pin which are properly unnumbered, possibly unfired. Overall retains 98-99% beautiful original factory blue & about 95-96% straw colors. Grips are extremely fine with only a couple of chipped diamonds & shows extremely minor, light wear with attractive wood grain showing through. Magazine is near mint. Stock is extremely fine with light handling & storage marks. Holster & straps are sound with light flaking & show little wear with a crackled surface. Cleaning rod/oiler is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This extremely rare prototype Luger pistol & rig are museum quality, suitable for even the most discerning & advanced collector. 4-36122 JR201 & BS (100,000-125,000)

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1029

*EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ELABORATELY ENGRAVED KRIEGHOFF PRESENTATION LUGER. SN 25190. Cal. 9 mm. Extraordinary Kreighoff Luger with 4″ bbl with “KREIGHOFF SUHL” marking & “HK” & anchor logo on front toggle link with full serial number on left front side of receiver. Left side flat of frame is marked “Heinrich Kreighoff / Waffenfabrik / Suhl”. Remainder of pistol has nearly 100% coverage deep relief, Germanic style, oak leaf pattern engraving with fine stippled background. All flat surfaces have gold wire outline with a cloud shaped gold wire inlay around inscription on flat panel on left side of frame. Grip screws are also engraved. Fitted with extremely beautiful, special grade, carved oak leaf & acorn pattern walnut grips with checkered center medallion. Inside each grip is a pencil number “1”. Accompanied by its orig, matching numbered, machined stainless steel body aluminum base magazine with matching engraving patterns on base. Finish on this pistol appears to be orig bright metal but is in reality, a pickling process wherein the parts that were not to be pickled were gold washed & after pickling process the gold wash was removed. This pickling process leaves the surface slightly rough, on the order of rust bluing. It is apparent, upon close examination, that the engraved areas were gold washed prior to pickling leaving only the unengraved edges exposed which show this light roughness. Accompanied by a burgundy velvet lined English oak presentation box, custom fitted in bottom for pistol & one magazine with an empty lidded compartment. There is a brass disk inlay in the lid. This spectacular Luger is accompanied by a copy of an email from Carl Kleber of Worms, Germany dated May 2, 2008 & addressed to the consignor with the subject “History of Kreighoff Luger #25190”. Mr. Kleber states that this pistol was a birthday present for Josef (Sepp) Buerkel in 1943 who, prior to 1929, had been a teacher. At that time he joined the NSDAP (Hitler’s Party) and became a Gauleiter of “The West-Gau which covered the area of Western Germany – Rhineland – Palatone, up to the city of Koeln & down to Mannheim/Ludwigshafen & to the French border/Saarbruecken”. This was a very large area of that part of Europe. Mr. Kleber goes on to state that in 1944 Gauleiter Buerkel became disillusioned that Germany could win the war. He apparently spoke of this with his driver, Wilhelm Baer and apparently also spoke openly in the town of Kaiserslautern where he had his offices. Mr. Kleber states that his SS bodyguards reported his statements & Gauleiter Buerkel “died of natural causes”. Mr. Kleber also states that Gauleiter Buerkel had a hunting estate near Kerzeheim/Ramsen in the Staatswald and that the house is still standing in a very remote place. It had a well & power plant and was used as an emergency communications center & transmitter station for phone lines from Paris to Berlin. The family Jung from the Klauser-Hof took care of this estate. He goes on that toward the end of WW2 the driver, Wilhelm Baer, took all of the estate, papers, uniforms, etc. of Gauleiter Buerkel to the Klauser-Hof where he hid & he also hid the Luger & a lot of other guns. Wilhelm Baer was taken prisoner-of-war by the advancing American Army and spent time in the death camp at Bad Kreuznach, where he almost died. He was released in 1947. He returned to the Klauser-Hof and in 1949 married a daughter of the Jung Family. In 1974 this Kreighoff Luger was registered in his name when Germany introduced gun registration and it remained in his possession until he died in 2002. The Baer family sold off all of the possessions of Gauleiter Burkel & Wilhelm Baer with this Kreighoff Luger being the last item, which Mr. Kleber purchased himself. With this solid provenance, this is one of the very few, if not the only, documented presentation Kreighoff Lugers in the world for sale today and certainly is one of the finest ever made. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains virtually all of its bright pickled finish with clean crisp engraving & bright gold. Grips are extremely beautiful & sound and retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting in grooves. Magazine is near mint. Case is extremely fine with minor nicks & scratches & slight wear internally. 4-36115 JR233 & BS (75,000-125,000)

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1030

*EXTREMELY RARE 1902 AMERICAN EAGLE FAT BARREL LUGER. SN 22745. Cal. 9 mm. Extremely rare 1902 Fat Barrel Luger with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link & American eagle over chamber. It has dished toggles & grip safety with “GERMANY” export mark on front of frame below serial number. Accompanied by an orig “CAL 9 MM” marked wood base magazine. A rare and desirable Luger in about new condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue & about 95% orig straw colors, slightly thinned on safety lever & trigger. Grips are crisp with beautiful wood grain showing through & minor, light diamond point wear. Grip screws retain about 98% orig fire blue. Magazine is crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36106 JR221 & BS (20,000-25,000)

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1031

*DWM 1902 FAT BARREL COMMERCIAL LUGER. SN 23094. Cal. 9 mm. Early commercial Luger with 4″ heavy bbl (fat bbl) with dished toggles & grip safety. It has DWM scroll on front toggle link with bug proofs on bottom of bbl & “BU” proofs on left side of receiver. Front of frame has “GERMANY” export mark under serial number. Accompanied by an orig “CAL 9 MM” marked wood base magazine. A very rare model that is extremely difficult to find in any condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips, firing pin & hold-open which are correctly unnumbered. Overall retains about 97% orig blue & 85% orig straw colors. Grips & magazine are extremely fine with sharp checkering & beautiful wood grain. Grip screws retain about 60% fire blued finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright & sharp with very minor frosting. 4-36150 JR176 & BS (15,000-20,000)

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1032

*SPECTACULAR DWM MODEL 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 18206. Cal. 30 Luger. Beautiful American Eagle Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link & American eagle over chamber. Fitted with grip safety & dished toggles and mounted with full checkered walnut grips. It has “GERMANY” export mark on frame below serial number & is accompanied by a correct wood base magazine. A finer example of this model would be virtually impossible to find. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including grips except magazine, hold open & firing pin which are properly unnumbered. Overall retains about 99%+ strong orig factory blue & about 95-97% orig factory straw colors, thin on safety lever. Grips are crisp with no hand grease & show only the faintest of diamond point wear with beautiful wood grain showing through & retain their orig oiled walnut color. Grip screws retain about 98% orig fire blue on left side & about 80% on right side. Magazine is near mint. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36107 JR205 & BS (12,000-15,000)

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1033

*RARE DWM 1900 SWISS E SERIES WIDE TRIGGER LUGER. SN E720. Cal. 30 Luger. Extremely rare Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, Geneva cross & sunburst above chamber with “E” prefix three-digit serial number. It has Swiss proofs on bbl & receiver & a large “P” on left side of receiver. Fitted with grip safety & dished toggles & an orig Swiss wood base magazine with steel disk insert. It has the proper Swiss ordnance extractor and is accompanied by an extremely rare orig muzzle cover & sight hood marked “DEPOSE FW O.P.” on top. “E” series Lugers are extremely rare and this one is in exceptionally nice condition with the rare muzzle cover. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips except trigger which is numbered “27”. Overall retains about 96-97% strong orig blue with only slight muzzle edge wear, slight thinning to right frame rail & at front edges of rails & more slight thinning on sideplate. Front strap has a couple of finger lines with backstrap & safety strong. Overall retains about 85-87% strong orig straw colors. Grips show light wear with a few scattered chipped diamonds with attractive grain & color showing through. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Rare muzzle cover is extremely fine. 4-36095 JR187 & BS (20,000-25,000)

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1034

*ULTRA-RARE DWM 1906 RUSSIAN CONTRACT LUGER. SN 567. Cal. 9 mm. Exceedingly rare Russian Luger with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link & crossed Moisin Nagant rifles over chamber (official long rifle of Imperial Russia). It has Cyrillic markings on safety & extractor and has a grip safety. Accompanied by an orig wood base commercial magazine marked in script “Cal 9 m/m”. This is one of the most rare of all the contract Lugers with only about 1,000 produced in 1906. This is possibly the finest original example in the world. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, near new, possibly unfired. Overall retains about 99% orig factory blue & about 97-98%% orig straw colors, slightly thinned on thumb safety, trigger & lock bolt. Grips are sharp & crisp with beautiful wood grain. Magazine is near new with a few minor nicks on wood base. Crisp mechanics & brilliant shiny bore. Altogether an exceptional Luger for any model but especially for the Russian Contract model. 4-36102 JR186 & BS (25,000-35,000)

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1035

*WELL-DOCUMENTED 1906 BULGARIAN 7-SHOT “GL” MARKED BABY LUGER. SN 55076B. Cal. 30 Luger. Extremely rare Luger & possibly the only one known, with 3-1/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on toggle link and Bulgarian crest above chamber. It has “GL” (Georg Luger’s initials) at back of rear toggle link. This is a “B” range prototype serial number. This orig magazine was manufactured for seven shots and is not a cut-down longer magazine. Grip straps have been cut and welded to shorten the frame and orig matching numbered grips have been cut and spliced to fit. This Luger is so important that it was featured on the cover and on four pages (58 through 61) of Luger: The Multi-National Pistol, Kenyon. It is believed to have been made by George Luger as a gift in connection with the Bulgarian Luger contracts. Of the three original 7-shots that are known this is the finest. This rare and spectacular Luger would be an important addition to any collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Fantastic, all orig condition, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains about 97% orig blue & about 85% orig straw colors. Grips are very fine to extremely fine with light wear & a few nicks in the checkering but no cracks or chips and shows a beautiful wood grain. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36109 JR177 & BS (75,000-125,000)

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1036

*EXTREMELY RARE 1913 DWM COMMERCIAL LUGER & RIG. SN 71338. Cal. 9 mm. Very rare commercial model with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, grip safety & no stock lug. Gesichert safety marked in upper position. Grips & magazines are properly unnumbered with “D” inspector initials inside grips. It has commercial crown “N” proof on left side of receiver. Mounted with full checkered wood grips. Accompanied by two correct plain wood base magazines, cleaning rod & pin punch in an orig brown leather commercial holster with the correct leather covered buckle. It would be extremely difficult to find a better example of this rare model. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching except grips, magazines & firing pin which are properly unnumbered. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. A small corner of left grip is broken under safety but the chip is still in place. Magazines, pin punch & rod are all extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is equally new with only very minor light handling marks. 4-36105 JR193 & BS (15,000-20,000)

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1037

*FINE KRIEGHOFF POST-WAR LUGER & HOLSTER. SN 116. Cal. 9 mm. Beautiful post-war Krieghoff with 4″ bbl. Krieghoff Suhl logo on front toggle link with “HK” straddling the Krieghoff anchor. It has 3-digit serial number on frame & receiver & last two digits of serial number on reverse side of sideplate. Right side of receiver has large & small Kreighoff eagle proofs with a crown/”08″ mark on extractor which appears to be recycled from another pistol. Most parts are unnumbered, all being orig. It has orig full checkered black plastic grips & two correct orig “fxo” black plastic base magazines that have matching 3-digit serial numbers electric pencil etched on spine. Accompanied by an unmarked orig black leather Luger holster that has a “+” marked takedown tool. A very rare Krieghoff that is extremely difficult to find with two matching magazines and in fine orig condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Retains about 98-99% strong orig factory blue & 96-98% orig straw colors with ejector a brownish color. Grips are sharp & crisp showing little or no wear. Magazines and tool are extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine to extremely fine with minor wear. 4-36129 JR202 & BS (12,500-17,500)

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1038

*RARE POST WAR KRIEGHOFF LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN n1047.. Cal. 9 mm. Rare Krieghoff Luger with 4″ bbl, crown “N” proof on front toggle link & crown “U” (Vopo era Krieghoff proof) on frame & receiver. Most parts have matching numbers, including the renumbered magazine. Some parts are unnumbered or have numbers that have been XXed out. All parts are correct for this pistol including Vopo plastic grips. Accompanied by a black leather post-war police style Luger holster. This pistol was made in the early 1950’s when Krieghoff tooled up to make Lugers but very few were manufactured. The finish is fairly crude with many visible tool marks. This is one of the most rare of the post-war Krieghoffs. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Overall retains 99%+ strong orig factory blue. Grips are extremely fine & magazine is near mint. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is extremely fine with minor scuffs & some crackling on strap. 4-36143 JR213 & BS (4,000-6,000)

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1039

*RARE 1906 DWM AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 63263. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare American Eagle Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, American eagle over chamber, DWM scroll on front toggle link with grip safety, commercial crown “N” proof on left side of receiver, breech block, front toggle link, bottom of bbl & “GERMANY” export mark on frame below serial number. The extractor is marked “LOADED” & thumb safety is unmarked, being safe in the up position with exposed area below lever polished bright. It has a correct, orig, unnumbered wood base magazine. Fitted with full checkered, unnumbered walnut grips. This is an extremely high condition example that would be hard to upgrade in any collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, possibly unfired. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig factory blue & 95-97% strong orig factory straw colors. Grips are extremely fine with a light bruise on left side & overall show very light wear to diamond points. Magazine is exceptionally fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36108 JR197 & BS (4,750-5,750)

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1040

*EXTRAORDINARY NEAR MINT 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE 9 MM LUGER. SN 28680. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce American eagle Luger with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, American eagle over chamber & “GERMANY” export mark on front of frame below serial number. It has grip safety & is fitted with full checkered walnut grips & accompanied by a correct “Cal 9m/m” marked wood base magazine. Thumb safety area is unmarked with safe in the top position & bottom area polished bright. Extractor is marked “LOADED”. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching including grips. Overall retains virtually all of its strong orig factory blue with only extremely faint muzzle & sharp edge wear & over 99% factory orig strong straw colors. Grips are crisp & new with beautiful color & strong wood grain showing through with a tiny crease on right side. Grip screws retain 99% fire blue. Magazine is near mint with some light surface discoloration on body. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36151 JR214 & BS (7,500-10,000)

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1041

*EXTREMELY RARE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH LUGER PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. SN 3082i. Cal. 9 mm. Extremely rare Abercrombie & Fitch Swiss Luger (only 50 ever made), with 4-3/4″ bbl, “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Co. NEW YORK” & “MADE IN SWITZERLAND” on top of bbl. It has Geneva cross & sunburst over chamber, DWM scroll on front toggle link, grip safety & proper reinforced frame with re-enforcing rib across back of frame well. Accompanied by an un-numbered aluminum base magazine marked “MADE IN GERMANY” on left side of body. Also accompanied by an orig brown leather holster with Abercrombie & Fitch cartouche on back. Inside flap is marked “Lieut. Roger H. Williams / R.C.A.”. Altogether a very rare & desirable variation with a rare holster. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory blue with slight sharp edge wear, some dulling to back strap & a spot of thinning & a couple of small scratches on front strap and retains about 85% orig straw colors, thin on safety lever. Grips are sound with a few chipped diamonds & some oil staining, especially on left side with lighter wear on right side. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster has light flexing on flap with light wear elsewhere and retains most of its orig brown finish. 4-36104 JR211 & BS (14,000-18,000)

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1042

*VERY RARE DWM 1906 URUGUAY NAVY COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH STOCK. SN 36836. Cal. 9 mm. Extremely rare Luger with 6″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link & 100/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight. It has commercial “BUG” proofs on bottom of bbl & “BU” proofs on left side of receiver. Safety area is unmarked (standard 06 Navy’s are marked Gesichert) with area beneath safety lever polished bright and it is fitted with a grip safety. Accompanied by a commercial wood base, Navy magazine with concentric rings & marked in script “Cal. 9m/m”. Accompanied by an unnumbered & unmarked commercial Navy stock without straps. Stock has a large hole through wrist in between attaching iron tangs. This Luger is authenticated as being Uruguayan by serial range as reported in the National Automatic Pistol Collector magazine & on Jan Still’s website. This is an extremely rare Luger & may be the only one extant. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips, stock & magazine are unnumbered. Overall retains about 99% orig factory blue & about 97% orig straw colors. Grips are crisp with a few scattered chipped diamonds with good wood grain still visible. Magazine is near mint. The stock is very fine plus, showing a series of small bruises on left side with other light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory finish with some slight thinning to blue. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Altogether an extremely rare Navy Luger suitable for the most discerning collector. 4-36157 JR188 & BS (11,000-15,000)

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1043

*RARE STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE NAVY LUGER WITH STOCK. SN 454v. Cal. 30 Luger. Very rare Stoeger Navy Luger with 6″ bbl, American eagle over chamber & Navy 100/200 meter rear sight. It has DWM scroll on toggle link with safe position of safety marked “SAFE”. Extractor marked “GELADEN”. Right side of receiver is marked “A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK” along with “GERMANY” in smaller letters. Right side of frame rail is marked “LUGER – REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE”. “GERMANY” export mark is also on front of frame between serial number & series letter. Accompanied by a genuine unnumbered commercial Navy board stock marked with “GERMANY” export stamp & crown “M” on steel disk. It is also marked “TRANSATLANTIC C & W CO / NEW YORK”. This configuration & caliber are very rare for a Stoeger Luger. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains about 97% strong orig blue & about 80% orig straw colors with slight holster & sharp edge wear. Front strap is strong with a small thin spot on back strap. Wood bottom magazine is very fine. Grips show very light wear with faint wood grain and appear to be orig to this pistol. Grip screws retain about 60% orig fire blue. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock is very fine. 4-36131 JR179 & BS (17,500-22,500)

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1044

*ULTRA-RARE 1906 DWM ARGENTINIAN NAVY LUGER. SN 25929. Cal. 9 mm. Extraordinarily rare Luger with 6″ bbl, long frame, DWM scroll on front toggle link, and Argentinian crest over chamber. The extractor is marked “CARGADO” and safe position is marked “SEGURO”. It has commercial “BUG” proofs on bbl & “BU” proofs on receiver, breech block & front toggle link and has a grip safety. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an unnumbered commercial Navy magazine with concentric rings on wooden base. An extremely rare Luger, this is one of only 2 genuine ones known to exist by Mr. Smith. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 95% orig blue & about 40% orig straw colors. Majority of wear is at muzzle edge & sharp edges with a wear spot over chamber area & some thinning of sideplate. Grip safety is a blue/gray patina. Grips are clean & sharp showing light wear with a few scattered chipped diamonds & still shows good wood grain. Magazine is extremely fine with one minor chip. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of minor frosting. An extremely rare pistol & probably the only one to ever come to market. 4-36121 JR185 & BS (30,000-50,000)

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1045

*SPECTACULAR DWM 1906 NAVY LUGER SECOND ISSUE WITH HOLSTER RIG. SN 9380a. Cal. 9 mm. Wonderful 1906 Navy with 6″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, 100/200 meter adjustable Navy sight at rear toggle & crown “M” proofs on left side receiver. It has grip safety with orig matching numbered, concentric ring, crown “M” proofed Navy magazine. Accompanied by an orig black leather Navy holster with an orig takedown tool & proper Navy zig-zag pattern cleaning rod. A Navy issued Luger in this condition would be very difficult to improve upon. Consignor reports that this pistol is pictured in Still’s book. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection; Dr. Schrieber, Baltimore; Bob Simpson. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except firing pin & grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 98%+ strong orig factory blue & 98-99% strong orig factory straw colors. Grips are extremely fine with only minute wear & slight darkening with beautiful wood grain showing through & a few light nicks in checkering. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Takedown tool & cleaning rod are extremely fine. Holster shows light to moderate wear with some light scuffs & a gouge in flap and overall retains about 80% black finish. 4-36110 JR225 & BS (15,000-20,000)

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1046

*EXCEPTIONAL DWM MODEL 1906 FIRST ISSUE NAVY LUGER UNALTERED. SN 1663a. Cal. 9 mm. Extremely rare unaltered 1st issue Navy Luger with 6″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, 100/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight on rear toggle link & crown “M” proofs on left side of receiver & bbl. It has grip safety with thumb safety in lower position and marked “GESICHERT” (most of these pistols have the safety altered to the upper position). Naval unit marked “WK” over “1412” above stock lug. Accompanied by an orig concentric ring Navy magazine numbered “1768”. This model is very difficult to find without the altered safety and very rare in this condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips & firing pin. Overall retains about 97-98% strong orig factory blue & about 90% orig straw colors. Grips are very fine, dark from hand grease & show light wear with a couple of chipped diamonds. Magazine is extremely fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36142 JR210 & BS (15,000-20,000)

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1047

*SCARCE DWM 1906 NAVY LUGER 1ST ISSUE. SN 2221. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce altered 1906 Navy with6″ bbl, 100/200 meter adjustable Navy rear sight on rear toggle link, DWM scroll on front toggle link & crown “M” proofs on left side of receiver & bottom of bbl. It has grip safety with the thumb safety function & “GESICHERT” marking having been altered to upper position. Naval unit marked “WW / 551” above stock lug. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips & magazine. Overall retains about 97% strong orig factory blue & about 90%+ orig factory straw colors, thinned on thumb safety lever & face of trigger. Grips are very fine with a few chipped diamonds & minor dings. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36141 JR222 & BS (12,500-15,000)

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1048

*EXTREMELY RARE DWM 1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER WITH GRIP SAFETY AND 6″ BARREL. SN 1130t. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare long bbl commercial with 6″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, crown “N” proof on left side receiver and “GERMANY” export mark on left top side of bbl. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an orig “GERMANY” marked wood base magazine. Bbl is unnumbered. Thumb safety area is marked “GESICHERT” in bottom position & extractor is marked “GELADEN”. An unusual configuration that is in beautiful orig condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory blue & about 97-98% orig factory straw colors with some thinning on thumb safety & face of trigger. Grips are sound showing light wear with a few scattered chipped diamonds and show dark wood grain through checkering. Magazine is near mint. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36149 JR216 & BS (4,500-6,000)

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1049

*RARE AND IMPORTANT DWM HITLER GUARD “NIGHT PISTOL” LUGER WITH FLASHLIGHT ATTACHMENT & HOLSTER. SN 1110t. Cal. 30 Luger. Extremely rare Hitler Guard pistol with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link & crown “N” proof on left side of receiver & bottom of bbl. It has rare grip safety with “T” serial number range & correct wood base magazine with full checkered walnut grips. Gesichert safety marked in lower position. Right side of frame, above trigger, is stamped with a crown & large “S” proof. Accompanied by a unique & very unusual, precisely machined, anodized brass flashlight made to slip over the end of the bbl with about 3/4″ ears that fit over each side of receiver & rest on receiver rails. This flashlight has its lens directly below and aligned with the axis of the bore with battery pack in a rectangular base at rear with a clip attachment for a wire to plug into a brass socket that is connected to a brass plate at top front of right grip. There is another brass plate riveted in place at bottom of right grip, all of which are connected with brass plates fitted into milled recesses inside grip so that when a person grips the pistol the skin conductivity makes a connection & illuminates the flashlight. It is believed that the flashlight & battery pack were carried separate from the pistol, probably in its own leather pouch. In Peter Hoffman’s book Hitler’s Personal Security he mentions the existence of these 30 cal night pistols with tracer ammunition & flashlight used by an RSD officer in constant patrol around the Fuehrer’s bunker. Consignor states that the only other known of these rare flashlight pistols is on display in a military museum in Germany. Accompanied by a special configuration,black leather holster that has an extra wide opening flap on the rear side that exposes the pistol butt & trigger, obviously so the user could unholster his gun quickly. Inside the flap has a narrow tool pocket. Front edge of holster, in its usual position, is the spare magazine pouch containing an extra wood base magazine. Back of holster is completely unmarked with the unusual flap marked “D.R.G.M.” and the spread winged eagle with crossed rifles over “AKAH”. This is the only example of this pistol, flashlight & holster known to ever be offered at public sale making it one of the most rare of all Lugers & accessories. Many years ago, Mr. Smith purchased this pistol from Dick Anderson , who had bought it directly from a GI who acquired it while in Germany. To our knowledge, this is the only one currently in private hands. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, numbered parts are all matching. Overall retains about 97-98% crisp orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear & high point wear. Small parts retain about 88-90% orig factory straw colors with some slight hammer marks on lock bolt. Grips are very fine to extremely fine with sharp checkering and minor diamond point wear & a bruise on left side. Brass fittings are fine with a medium mustard patina. Flashlight attachment for the bbl is extremely fine, retaining about 95-96% orig black finish. Wire & male connector for female socket on grip is missing. Orig clip on bottom of flashlight retains most of its orig black finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine to extremely fine with flap & body retaining most of its orig black finish with the flap retaining about 80% orig brown finish with light wear & flexed lines. Strap has been restitched & shows moderate to heavy wear. Extra magazine & takedown tool are extremely fine. 4-36120 JR223 & BS (80,000-100,000)

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1050

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MAUSER BANNER TURKISH AIR FORCE PROTOTYPE LUGER & HOLSTER. SN NSN. Cal. 9 mm. Exceedingly rare Turkish Air Force Prototype Luger with 4″ bbl, Mauser banner on front toggle link, “TC” (Turkiye Cumuhuriyti) logo & crescent moon over chamber with Oberndorf crown “U” proof on left side of receiver. Right side of receiver is roll marked, “HAVA ORDUSUNA MAHSUSTUR” (Air Force Property) & the extractor is marked “ATES” (Fire) & “emniyet” (Safe) marked in the top safety position. There were no numbers or other markings found anywhere else on this pistol. Accompanied by a unique, unnumbered aluminum base magazine which appears orig to the pistol. Also accompanied by a very unique form-fitted brown leather flap holster with snap & strap over a brass stud with an unusual star & crescent crest stamped into front of flap above brown snap button. This may be the only unnumbered Turkish Air Force banner Luger known and it is still in extraordinary, unbelievable condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear & about 98% strong orig factory straw colors with slight thinning on safety lever & trigger. Grips are crisp with very light wear & a few chipped diamonds with beautiful wood grain showing through. Grip screws retain about 98% orig fire blue on left side & about 90% on right side. Magazine is in extremely fine orig condition. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine plus condition with light wear & scuffs & a few stains. 4-36128 JR206 & BS (30,000-40,000)

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1051

*RARE SIMSON & CO. “S” TOGGLE LUGER. SN 1018a. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl, large Gothic letter “S” on front toggle link, with Eagle “6” on all parts including grips. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips & accompanied by a matching numbered aluminum base magazine. This is a rare variation Simson that is very difficult to find in such nice, original, all matching condition. Although 10,000-12,000 of these pistols were manufactured in 1933-34 period, few survive intact with much orig condition. Most were issued to German armed forces & saw heavy service throughout war leaving most with worn surfaces or damaged & changed parts. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grips & magazine. Overall retains about 95% orig blue & about 60% orig straw colors. Grips are very fine with a few minor chipped diamonds & retain beautiful wood grain with light to moderate wear. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are fine, bore is bright & sharp with a minor spot or two of light frosting. A rare pistol in wonderful condition. 4-36133 JR184 & BS (10,000-12,500)

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*MAUSER “G” DATE S/42 CODE LUGER PISTOL & RIG WITH TECHNICAL POLICE HOLSTER. SN 9663d. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce complete pistol & rig with 4″ bbl, “S/42” on front toggle link, “G” over chamber & Eagle “63” proof on right side of receiver. Accompanied by a brown “ROBERT LARSEN BERLIN 1935” and “TP” (Technical Police) marked police style holster & two matching numbered bright stainless magazines & an unmarked takedown tool. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips that are unnumbered. This as issued “G” date rig would be hard to upgrade in any collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, retaining about 98%+ orig factory blue & about 98-99% orig straw colors. Grips are extremely fine showing light wear on the diamond points with wood grain showing through. Magazines & takedown tool are also near new. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is beautiful with minor wear & scuffs. 4-36154 JR191 & BS (10,000-12,500)

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*BEAUTIFUL MAUSER 1937 S/42 FIRST VARIATION LUGER WITH RIG. SN 2744t.. Cal. 9 mm. Wonderful Luger & rig with 4″ bbl, “S/42” on front toggle link, “1937” over chamber & eagle “63” proofs on right side of receiver. This is the early variation with straw colored small parts with two orig matching numbered magazines & an eagle “63” proofed takedown tool. Accompanied by a black leather holster with a large script trademark that appears to be “LR”. It has two “WaA 145” Waffenampts & “1937” date stamped on the back side. Holster has a border on the flap and at the top of the opening. A 1937 S/42 with straw colored parts is hard to find in this condition & extremely difficult to obtain with two matching magazines & correct orig holster. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips & two magazines. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue & about 92-94% strong orig factory straw colors. Grips are crisp with beautiful wood grain showing through & two or three chipped diamonds, with no hand grease, retaining most of their orig factory color. Magazines & tool are also extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine to extremely fine with light wear & scuffs and minor flexing & flaking on the strap. 4-36147 JR207 & BS (7,000-10,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY AS ISSUED WWII 1938 S/42 LUGER & HOLSTER RIG. SN 1197d.. Cal. 9 mm. Spectacular WWII Luger with 4″ bbl, “S/42” on front toggle link, “1938” over chamber & eagle “63” proofs on right side of receiver. Accompanied by an extraordinary orig brown holster marked on back “AUWARTER & BUBUCK / 1938 / STUTTGART” with waffenampt “WaA 101”, two orig matching numbered magazines & an eagle “63” proofed takedown tool. This is an extraordinary & complete rig, as issued. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including grips & two magazines. Overall retains about 99%+ strong orig factory blue/black finish with blued small parts. Grips are near mint with crisp checkering & nice wood grain showing through. Magazines are as new. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is in extraordinary, near new condition with a couple of thin spots on flap & light scratches on back. Takedown tool is near new. An extraordinary & rarely encountered WWII Luger from a production run that was almost entirely issued & saw extensive & heavy service throughout remainder of war. 4-36153 JR209 & BS (7,500-10,000)

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1055

*EXCEPTIONAL MAUSER BANNER 1941 POLICE EAGLE L LUGER & HOLSTER RIG. SN 495y. Cal. 9 mm. Extraordinary Mauser banner Luger with 4″ bbl, Mauser banner on front toggle link & “1941” chamber date. It has Eagle “L” proof on right side of receiver with sear safety & is mounted with full checkered walnut grips that are unnumbered. It is accompanied by two matching numbered magazines in an “A. FISCHER / BERLIN C.2 / 1942” marked orig, untouched black leather holster. The #2 magazine is a “HAENEL SCHMEISSER PATENT” & the other a standard magazine. A nicer, all orig, as issued, WWII German Police Luger rig would be extremely difficult to find. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching, except grips which are unnumbered but orig to this pistol. Overall retains 98%+ orig factory blue with blue loss at the stock lug where it appears to have been stored with a stock attached & with slight muzzle edge wear. Grips are extremely fine with one or two chipped diamonds showing extremely light wear with attractive wood grain showing through. Magazines are very fine showing light wear with a small dent in the #2 magazine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is near mint & untouched. 4-36138 JR190 & BS (6,000-9,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY MAUSER BYF 41 LUGER RIG WITH TWO MATCHING MAGAZINES. SN 6965. Cal. 9 mm. Very rare Mauser Luger with 4″ bbl. This is the more rare 2nd sub-variation that has both eagle “655” and eagle “135” proofs on right receiver. It is as issued with two orig matching numbered magazines and eagle “135” proofed take down tool, in a near mint untouched “bcb 41” black leather holster that has eagle “WaA 170” proofs on back & is stamped inside flap “SMITH, JAMES F.” and again with his military serial number “16054880”. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips that are marked on inside “S/42” and eagle “WaA 655” proofs along with other inspector initials. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, with all parts & both magazines matching numbered. Pistol retains over 99% orig factory blue/black finish. Grips are crisp & sharp with beautiful grain showing through. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is near mint with minor scuffs. This is as nice of an “as issued” WWII German Luger as can be found. 4-36140 JR189 & BS (7,500-10,500)

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Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Gun is correct, however, both magazines are not. One is the correct type commercial magazine with newly stamped serial number and the other magazine is the correct type body and it has a replaced wood base and a newly stamped serial number.

*SCARCE DWM LUGER DATED 1912 IDENTIFIED TO GRENADIER REGIMENT WITH HOLSTER RIG. SN 3521. Cal. 9 mm. Rare unit identified early Luger with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, “26 JD 27” & “1912” over chamber & “119.R.12.15.” on front grip strap (that is the 119th Wurttenbergisches Grenadier Regiment 12th Company, weapon #15.). This regiment was part of the 26th Infantry Division which distinguished itself as a Shock Division at Arras. Accompanied by two matching numbered wood base magazines & an orig brown leather holster which is also stamped “26 JD 27” (like the pistol) on back & has an orig takedown tool, pin punch & cleaning rod. Inside flap is marked in ink script “Mo 69302 / Ltw. Adolf / Uhl.” A complete, intact, as issued WWI Luger rig. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including both magazines & grips. Overall retains about 95-96% strong orig factory blue & about 30-40% orig factory straw colors. Grips show moderate wear with checkering mostly filled with hand grease & dirt. One magazine is extremely fine & the other very fine. Takedown tool, pin punch & cleaning rod are also very fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, frosted in grooves. Holster is sound showing light to moderate wear with some flexing in flap & retains 85-90% strong brown finish. 4-36144 JR208 & BS (3,500-5,000)

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*MAUSER BANNER 1939 POLICE EAGLE F LUGER & RIG. SN 431w. Cal. 9 mm. Fine Mauser Police Luger with 4″ bbl, Mauser banner on front toggle link, “1939” date over chamber, eagle “F” police acceptance proof right side receiver, sear safety, and straw colored small parts. Sideplate has eagle “6” proof indicating it was a left over Simson part. Accompanied two matching aluminum base magazines, a takedown tool numbered to the pistol & an orig black leather holster marked “SCHAMBACH & CO / BERLIN / 1939″ on back that is also matching numbered to this pistol. A police Mauser banner Luger with straw colored small parts is extremely rare and to find a complete matching rig is most rare. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grips, two magazines, takedown tool & holster. Overall retains about 90% orig factory blue & about 50% orig straw colors. Magazines are also very fine, marked “1” & “2” and show light wear with a small dent in #1 magazine. Grips have moderate wear & a few or three chipped diamonds. Magazines & tools are very good. Black leather holster is very good & has been dyed so the stitching is now black. 4-36139 JR192 & BS (5,500-7,500)

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1059

*SCARCE “1913” DATED ERFURT LUGER WITH STOCK LUG & RIG. SN 7038a. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce “ERFURT” Luger with 4″ bbl, Erfurt & crown logo on front toggle link, “1913” date over chamber & Imperial proofed parts. Accompanied by an orig brown leather holster stamped “Fr Stephan / Muhlhauseni.Thur. / 1918” inside the flap & stamped “L.Z.A. / spread winged eagle / J. Erfurt”, two matching numbered magazines & an Imperial proofed takedown tool. This is a rare Imperial military variation in very nice, as issued, configuration. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips & magazines with correct proofed tool & holster. Overall retains about 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear & faint sharp edge wear & about 85% orig straw colors. Grips show light wear with one or two chipped diamonds, showing nice wood grain. Magazines are in near mint condition. Tool is very good. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore with fine frosting. Holster is very good, showing moderate wear & minor cracking and flaking with an oiled finish. 4-36135 JR194 & BS (4,000-6,000)

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*NEAR MINT AS ISSUED 1940 42 CODE LUGER PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. SN 2863d.. Cal. 9 mm. Rare complete Luger with 4″ bbl, “42” on front toggle link (Mauser manufacture), & “1940” over chamber. It has eagle “655” proofs on right side receiver & is accompanied by two matching numbered aluminum base magazines. Both magazines have eagle “37” proofs with number “122” on left side just above base. Also accompanied by an orig black leather holster, marked “GRAF / 1940 / LEIPZIG”, with eagle & Waffenampt “WaA 170” on back. Inside has an orig unmarked takedown tool. Lugers with matching rigs in this condition are extremely difficult to find. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including two magazines & grips. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear from holster. Grips are near mint & sharp, showing very light wear with just tips of diamonds having light oil stain, with beautiful wood grain showing through. Grips screws are in near mint condition. Magazines & takedown tool are also near new. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. Holster is in beautiful near mint condition with nice white stitching & minor wear & scuffs. A truly beautiful complete set. 4-36156 JR212 & BS (8,000-10,000)

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*OUTSTANDING MAUSER 1936 S/42 LUGER & RIG. SN 276O. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce early Nazi Luger with 4″ bbl, “S/42” on front toggle link, “1936” over chamber & eagle “63” proofs on right side of receiver. Mounted with unnumbered full checkered walnut grips & accompanied by two orig matching numbered aluminum base magazines. Also accompanied by an orig brown leather Luger holster marked on back “KARL BUCKER / WALDBROL” with date “1936” & a large droop winged eagle over Waffenampt “WaA 387”. Early straw colored Lugers with complete rigs in this condition are very rare. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue & about 90% orig factory straw colors, thin on safety lever & face of trigger. Grips are crisp with beautiful wood grain visible & show extremely light wear with a couple of chipped diamonds on left side. Magazines are near mint. Takedown tool is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster shows moderate wear & scuffs with flexing & light finish loss on strap. 4-36155 JR204 & BS (8,000-10,000)

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*RARE 1914 ERFURT ARTILLERY LUGER & RIG. SN 1286.. Cal. 9 mm. Rare Erfurt artillery Luger with 8″ bbl, 800 meter fine tune rear sight & fine tune front sight. It has the “ERFURT” & crown logo on front toggle link & “1914” chamber date. Fitted with orig full checkered wood grips & accompanied by a correct wood base magazine with serial number “1896a” & imperial proofs. Also accompanied by an orig Imperial proofed unnumbered walnut stock with correct brown leather holster & straps containing an unmarked takedown tool with orig cleaning rod. This was the first year the artillery Luger was manufactured and examples in this condition are extremely difficult to find. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips, except magazine & stock. Overall retains about 93-95% orig factory blue, thinning on bottom of bbl with strong sharp blue on frame, & about 90-92% orig factory straw colors. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine has a small crack in base, otherwise is very fine. Stock is very fine with a few light bruises, nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with very fine frosting in grooves. Holster has a slightly crackled surface on body with light wear & thinning of finish on flap. Pull-up is a cloth replacement. Straps are fine with one small break & lightly crackled surface, dry & in need of treatment. Takedown tool & cleaning rod are very fine. 4-36137 JR230 & BS (10,000-12,500)

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*SCARCE 1918 DWM LUGER ARTILLERY & RIG. SN 9777a.. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce 1918 artillery Luger with 8″ bbl, 800 meter artillery rear sight, DWM scroll on front toggle link & “1918” chamber date. Accompanied by a correct wood base magazine numbered “9748a” & fitted with full checkered walnut grips. Also accompanied by a fine orig stock numbered “8841” & correct brown leather holster with straps containing an “Imperial” proofed takedown tool & orig cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips, magazine & stock. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory blue & about 98% strong orig factory straw colors. Grips are crisp & are a beautiful walnut color with no hand grease in checkering. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster rig is overall very fine with light wear & scuffs on leather with some flexing & loss of finish on stock lug cover strap. Cleaning rod & takedown tool are extremely fine. 4-36136 JR227 & BS (8,500-10,500)

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*SCARCE MAUSER PERSIAN ARTILLERY LUGER & RIG. SN 3268. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce Persian artillery with 8″ bbl, adjustable 800 meter artillery rear sight, “MAUSER” written in Farsi on front toggle link & the Persian crest over chamber. Right side of receiver is marked in Farsi “PISTOL MODEL 1312”. It has Oberndorf crown “U” proof on left side of receiver & all small parts are numbered in Arabic numerals. Accompanied by an orig Persian wood base magazine with Arabic numbers “3682” & fitted with full checkered walnut grips having a “655” Waffenampt stamped inside each grip. Also accompanied by an orig Persian Luger artillery stock with Arabic numerals “3052”. Also accompanied by an orig brown leather Luger artillery holster with pouches containing orig cleaning rod & takedown tool. No straps are present. Mauser sold 1,000 of these pistols to the Persian military in 1936. This is the most exotic and impressively factory marked production Luger. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered & the stock. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory blue & about 75% orig factory straw colors, thinned on safety lever, lock bolt & trigger. Grips are crisp with only a couple of chipped diamonds and show very light wear with nice wood grain showing through. Magazine is very fine with a series of tiny dents on front edge. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Stock, holster, takedown tool & cleaning rod are all in very fine orig condition. 4-36134 JR229 & BS (5,500-7,500)

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*VERY RARE MAUSER STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE ARTILLERY LUGER & HOLSTER RIG. SN 520v. Cal. 9 mm. Very rare Stoeger Luger with 8″ artillery bbl, adjustable 800 meter artillery rear sight, DWM scroll on front toggle link & the American eagle over chamber. Right side of receiver is marked “A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK.” & right side of frame rail is marked “GENUINE LUGER-REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE.” Right side of receiver also has the “GERMANY” export mark which is also found on bottom front of frame & on bottom of orig wood base magazine. Left side of receiver & breech block & bottom of bbl have crown “U” Oberndorf proofs. Safety is marked “SAFE” in top position and extractor is marked “LOADED”. Accompanied by its correct military surplus commercial stock marked “MADE IN GERMANY” with its orig Imperial proof stamp & also accompanied by its orig brown leather holster rig with straps, orig takedown tool & cleaning rod. A very scarce & desirable Stoeger Luger. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory blue 95-97% orig straw colors, slightly thinned. Grips are crisp with only very faint diamond point wear with sharp checkering & beautiful wood grain showing through. Grip screws retain virtually all of their orig fire blue. Magazine is minty. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Stock is in near mint condition with holster & attaching leather crisp & clean with only very minor scuffs & light soil. Takedown tool & cleaning rod are near mint. Altogether an extraordinary set in equally extraordinary condition. 4-36130 JR228 & BS (22,500-27,500)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND FANTASTIC STOEGER LUGER CASED SET OF THREE PISTOLS WITH ACCESSORIES. This phenomenal cased set of pistols was very likely a salesman’s sample kit & contains the following pistols & accessories: 1) DWM Stoeger American Eagle Luger – SN 5500u – Cal. 9 mm, with rare 7-3/4″ bbl & fixed rear sight. It has DWM scroll on front toggle link, the American eagle over chamber, “A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK.” on right side of receiver along with “GERMANY” export mark. Bottom of bbl, left side of receiver & breech block have crown “N” proofs. The safety area on frame is marked “GESICHERT” & extractor is marked “GELADEN”. Fitted with full checkered wood grips & accompanied by its orig unnumbered wood base magazine. 2) DWM Stoeger American Eagle Luger – SN 1110 – Cal. 30 Luger, with 4″ bbl, marked exactly as #1 except the safety area is marked “SAFE” & extractor is marked “LOADED”. Fitted with full checkered wood grips & its orig extremely rare matching numbered wood base magazine. 3) Rare Walther Olympia Model – SN 3809 – Cal. 22LR. Blue finish with 7-3/8″ tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights & 1-pc checkered walnut grip. Left side of slide rail is marked “WALTHERS PATENT” and the Walther trademark name in a ribbon. Right side of slide rail has caliber marking with maker’s name & address and a crown “N” proof. Right side of bbl has serial number, two crown “N” proofs & a large “9”. The butt of back strap has a Luger-type stock lug with grip slotted to accommodate it. Bbl has two large “U”-shaped cuts on each side to accommodate a scope mount which accompanies this lot. This pistol, at one time, was equipped with a threaded muzzle & silencer which were removed & the muzzle finished to orig specifications. Accompanying these three pistols is their orig green felt lined wooden case with “STOEGER / 1110″ and two different crests stamped in lid. Bottom of interior is French fitted for all three pistols along with an extremely rare 10-1/4” complete bbl, receiver, breech block & toggle system in caliber 22 bearing number “1110”. It has ramp front sight with interchangeable blade & fixed rear sight on rear toggle link. Top of bbl has a dovetail base for a micrometer adjustable Schutzen rear sight which also accompanies under its spring keeper. In addition there is another barreled receiver with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, American eagle over chamber & crown “N” proofs on bottom of bbl & left side of receiver. Right side of receiver has the A.F. Stoeger markings & export mark as in #1 above. The number “10” is on bottom of receiver. Additionally accompanying is another complete barreled receiver with 4″ bbl, American eagle over chamber & DWM on front toggle link & fixed rear sight on rear toggle link. Bottom of bbl bears serial number “5500u”. Additionally included is an orig, unnumbered, highly figured French walnut Luger carbine stock with beautifully checkered wrist & serrated horn buttplate with a sling eye in bottom. Also accompanying is the orig Carl Zeiss Zielklein scope with custom Duralloy mounts with knurled mount screws in each leg. This is the mount designed to fit the Walther pistol. The aforementioned mircometer adjustable rear sight for the 22 caliber Luger bbl & the sight adjusting key also accompany. Front left corner compartment was originally a compartment for the silencer which has been converted to contain two orig unnumbered commercial wood base magazines. Also accompanying is a small oval brass hinged lid can marked on lid in early script “Luger” & containing an orig pin punch, a takedown tool & two orig replacement sights for the 22 cal. bbl. And finally an extremely unusual Luger magazine loading tool. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: All three pistols & extra receivers are in near mint condition with bright sharp bores & retain virtually all of their bright orig factory blue with crisp bright straw colors. Grips are also near mint with strong wood grain showing through. All accessories, including stock are in near mint condition with some minor bug damage to stock buttplate. Case is in extremely fine condition with some minor nicks & scratches on exterior with interior lightly faded. 4-36113 JR232 & BS (80,000-100,000)

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*DWM 1923 STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER AUGUST WEISS PARTS GUN. SN 418. Cal. 9 mm. Late Stoeger Luger with 4″ bbl, American eagle over chamber & DWM scroll on toggle link. Right side of receiver is marked “A.F. STOEGER INC NEW YORK” with “GERMANY” in smaller letters toward rear. Right side frame rail is marked “LUGER – REGISTERED U.S. PATENT OFFICE”. It also has “GERMANY” export stamp on front edge of frame, as well as on wooden magazine base. Left side of receiver has crown “N” proof. All parts are unnumbered except for number “418” on bbl & a “0” inside toe of sideplate. This pistol was assembled from parts imported by August Weiss in the 1920’s and is a very rare, possibly one of a kind example in near mint condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% orig strong blue & about 80% orig straw colors. Grips are sharp showing almost no wear & are nicely grained. Orig magazine is near mint. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with a few tiny scattered spots of light frosting in one small area. 4-36148 JR182 & BS (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE DWM 1923 STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 8728. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare Stoeger Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, American eagle over chamber, “A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK” on right side of receiver with safety marked “SAFE” and extractor marked “LOADED”. It has “GERMANY” export stamp on bottom front of frame & right side of receiver behind Stoeger marking. There is a crown “N” proof on left side of receiver. Fitted with spectacular, full checkered. walnut grips. Magazine, bbl, hold open, firing pin & grips are unnumbered. A very rare model in near mint condition with less than 1,000 produced. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains about 99% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear & slight thinning on high point of sideplate, and retains about 98% orig straw colors. Grips are near mint with beautiful wood grain & sharp checkering. Grip screws retain about 98% fire blue. Aluminum base magazine is also near mint. Mechanics are crisp, pristine bore. Altogether a wonderful, near new American Eagle Luger suitable for anyone’s collection. 4-36118 JR183 & BS (10,000-12,500)

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1069

*EXTREMELY RARE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH MARKED LUGER WITH BEAUTIFUL A&F HOLSTER. SN 2879i. Cal. 30 Luger. Extremely rare DWM commercial Luger (only 100 made) with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, Geniva cross & sunburst over chamber & marked in two lines “MADE IN SWITZERLAND / ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO NEW YORK” on top of bbl. It has proper reinforced rear frame well. Left side of extractor is marked “GELADEN” & thumb safety is unmarked, polished bright when lever is in SAFE position. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips & a correct unnumbered wood base magazine. Also accompanied by a foliate & floral tooled H.H. Heiser holster with buckstitch laced rear seam, full leather lined with Cheyenne plug, marked on back of belt flap in a round cartouche “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. / NEW YORK” with the Abercrombie & Fitch logo in center. Altogether a rare & beautiful Abercrombie & Fitch set. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching parts that are supposed to be numbered. Overall retains about 99%+ strong orig factory blue & about 99% orig strong straw colors. Grips are extremely sharp with beautiful wood grain showing through. Magazine is extremely fine & near new. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is exceptional with very minor wear & scuffs. 4-36101 JR196 & BS (12,500-17,500)

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1070

*SCARCE WARTIME PRODUCED MAUSER BANNER COMMERCIAL LUGER. SN 1795. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce late Luger with 4″ bbl, Mauser banner on front toggle link & eagle “N” proof on the left side receiver & “P.08” on left side of frame. Safety area is marked “GESICHERT” in top position & extractor is marked “GELADEN”. All small parts are blued. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by one orig matching numbered aluminum base magazine. Scarce Luger in hard to find condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including magazine, grips are unnumbered but fit perfectly. Overall retains about 99%+ strong orig factory blue. Grips are crisp with a few chipped diamonds & nice wood grain showing through with no hand grease in checkering. Magazine is near mint. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36145 JR215 & BS (3,500-5,000)

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1071

*DWM 1914 COMMERCIAL REICHS-GENDARMARIE LUGER & HOLSTER. SN 74186. Cal. 9 mm. Rare Reichs-Gendarmarie Luger with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link with crown “N” proof on left side of receiver and “R.G. 160” (Reichs-Gendarmarie, a militarized police brigade stationed in Alsace Lorraine) engraved on left side of frame. Left grip is unnumbered and right grip is mismatched. Accompanied by an orig unnumbered wood base magazine & black leather holster that is marked “R.G. 16” on the inside along with an orig unmarked takedown tool. A rare unit marked Luger variation. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except firing pin & grips as noted above. Overall retains about 95-97% strong orig factory blue & about 50-60% orig straw colors. Grips show light to moderate war with visible wood grain showing through. Magazine is extremely fine. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Holster is fine with wear, scuffs & flaking and worn strap. Holster flap is black with a brown body. 4-36146 JR219 & BS (5,500-7,000)

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1072

*EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER PERSIAN CONTRACT FACTORY CUTAWAY LUGER PISTOL. SN 28. Cal. 9 mm. Extraordinarily rare cutaway Luger from the Persian Contract with 4″ bbl, Arabic serial number & Farsi safety & loaded extractor markings with Persian crown proof on right side receiver. This pistol has full Mauser factory cuts on metal and grips that are identical to the pattern shown on p. 379 of LUGERS AT RANDOM, Kenyon. The quality and pattern of cuts along with the intact orig finish indicates that this is an orig factory cutaway with orig matching magazine. Orig factory cutaways, in beautiful condition like this, are extremely rare & highly desirable. This is a non-gun as chamber & bbl were also cut away rendering it completely inoperable & ineffective as a legitimate firearm. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, with all visible numbers matching. Overall retains about 99%+ crisp orig factory blue & about 99% crisp orig factory straw colors. Grips are crisp with a few scattered chipped diamonds showing little or no wear with no hand grease in wood. Magazine is near mint. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36152 JR198 & BS (10,000-12,500)

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1073

*RARE SWISS 1899/1906 LUGER “V” RANGE TEST GUN. SN V11. Cal. 30 Luger. Usual configuration with 4-3/4″ bbl & “DWM” scroll on toggle link. Bbl, frame & rear toggle are numbered “V11”. Smaller parts are numbered “22”. It has German cross & sunburst over chamber with full checkered walnut grips also numbered “22”. It has grip safety & orig Swiss magazine with metal insert in wood base. This pistol was among the first assembled in the new style in 1906 using a new 1906 style frame, receiver & bbl with small parts from the Model 1899. The twenty Swiss Lugers that were shipped in May 1899 for Swiss tests were numbered 10-29. This pistol was assembled from the small parts of #22. This is an ultra-rare Swiss test Luger of which less than ten are known. This pistol was a Bern Arsenal test piece & was obtained from the Bern Museum by Dr. Poppe and then from Dr. Poppe through Dennis Roth to the consignor,is the only specimen Mr. Smith has ever seen.. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl, frame & toggle are all numbered “V11” with remainder of parts numbered “22” except firing pin which is unnumbered. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig blue with some minor nicks on the front grip strap & left side of the frame. Orig straw colors are about 90%. Grips are extremely fine showing very minor wear. Mechanics are crisp, bore is near mint. Magazine is equally new. 4-36097 JR178 & BS (20,000-25,000)

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1074

*RARE SWISS MAUSER LUGER 1906/34 COMMERCIAL. SN 1896. Cal. 30. Rare configuration, Model 1906 style with 4-3/4″ bbl and grip safety. It has long frame and was made for Switzerland by Mauser in the 1930’s. It has the Geneva cross and sunburst over chamber with a Mauser banner on toggle link. It has Oberndorf proof on left front side of receiver and an orig aluminum base magazine. Mounted with beautiful full checkered walnut grips. A truly unique & stylish Luger. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except firing pin which is unnumbered. Overall retains about 98% beautiful, bright strong orig factory blue & about 98% straw colors. Grips are sharp with beautiful grain with only two or three slightly chipped diamonds showing only very minimal wear. Magazine is near mint. Grip screws retain about 65% fire blue. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. An extremely rare model in exceptional original condition. 4-36098 JR175 & BS (17,500-22,500)

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1075

*EXTREMELY RARE “PROTOTYPE” DWM 1906 SWISS CROSS IN SHIELD “E” RANGE LUGER. SN E790. Cal. 30 Luger. A most rare Luger(to Mr. Smith’s knowledge only one other exists and that one is in a Swiss Museum, therefore he believes this to be the only one in private hands) with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, Geneva cross & shield over chamber, and “E” prefix 3-digit serial number. It has Geneva cross proofs on bbl, receiver & some small parts with “P50” on left side of receiver. Number “35” appears internally on some parts. Fitted with full checkered wood grips & accompanied by an orig Swiss magazine with metal disk in wooden base. Full serial number was observed on various parts including bbl, receiver lug, rear toggle & frame. Last two digits of serial number were observed on breech block, front toggle, bottom of sideplate & grip safety. Sideplate has number “35” inside toe. Grips are unnumbered but have heart & various other proofs and appear to be orig to pistol. A rare “E” series Swiss Luger that appears to be all orig and has not been converted. Mr. Smith states that this example came from the same place as the “V” Range Test, SN: V11, it went to the 1899 Swiss Tests and was purchased out of the famed Dr. Poppe Collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, overall retains about 97-98% strong orig factory blue on bbl, breech block, both toggle links & receiver. Frame retains about 80% orig factory blue turning dull with sideplate about 75%. Overall retains about 80% orig factory straw colors. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with nice color, a few chipped diamonds & some oil staining around left top edge. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36096 JR217 & BS (15,000-20,000)

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1076

*SPECTACULAR & RARE EARLY MODEL 1900 DWM SWISS LUGER WITH UNRELIEVED FRAME & HOLSTER RIG. SN 366. Cal. 30 Luger. Fabulous early 1900 Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, dished toggles, narrow grip safety & narrow trigger with DWM scroll on front toggle link and Geneva cross & sunburst over chamber. This is a very low 3-digit military serial number with orig unrelieved frame. Fitted with matching numbered, full checkered wood grips & an orig flat button Swiss magazine with steel disks. Accompanied by an orig, correct brown leather holster complete with shoulder strap. Back of holster is marked “L.J. WALTHER / SATTLER BERN” in an oval cartouche with “02” in center. To find such an early Luger in near pristine orig condition is extremely difficult & would be a fine addition to any collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including grips except hold open & firing pin which are properly unnumbered. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory blue & about 98% strong orig factory straw colors. Rear sight retains orig V-notch which has not been modified to a “U”- shape which was commonly done by the Swiss. Grips are crisp with minor light wear & good wood grain showing through. Grip screws retain about 70% orig fire blue. Magazine is near mint. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is extremely fine with some minor scuffing & light wear with flaking on shoulder strap. 4-36099 JR200 & BS (15,000-20,000)

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1077

*RARE DWM 1906 SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER “GESICHERT” MARKED IN LOWER POSITION. SN 26188. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, Geneva cross & sunburst over chamber & “GESICHERT” marked safety which only appears on Lugers with serial number above 25,000. It has grip safety, “BUG” proofs on bottom of bbl, “BU” proofs on left side of breech block & front toggle link with “172.28” under bbl, which indicates the caliber in the old English system (the number of lead bullets of that diameter that would weigh one pound). It has correct wood base magazine. This is a very rare Swiss model Luger in super condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all matching including grips except magazine, hold open & firing pin which are properly unnumbered. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue & about 98% strong orig straw colors, thin on safety lever. Grips are extremely fine & sharp with only minor, extremely light wear & a light bruise on right side with attractive visible wood grain. Magazine is near mint. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-36103 JR203 & BS (12,500-17,500)

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1078

*BEAUTIFUL DWM 1900 SWISS LUGER & HOLSTER RIG. SN 3680. Cal. 30 Luger. Outstanding 1900 Swiss with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, Geneva cross & sunburst over chamber. It has grip safety, Geneva Cross & Swiss proofs on left side of receiver & bbl. Accompanied by a correct Swiss magazine with steel disk insert in wooden base. Also accompanied by an orig brown leather Swiss holster marked “LEO JAKOB / BERN / 1905” on back with shoulder straps. Great Swiss Luger suitable for any private or museum collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains 99%+ bright orig factory blue & about 97-98% strong orig factory straw colors, slightly thin on trigger. Grips are crisp & clean with beautiful wood grain showing through. Grip screws retain 90% fire blue on left side & 75% on right side. Magazine is extremely fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine with minor scuffs with a little bit of flaking. Straps are worn with some light surface crackling. 4-36100 JR218 & BS (9,000-12,000)

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1079

*RARE SWISS MODEL 1900 LUGER WITH “A” SUFFIX & HOLSTER RIG. SN 5046A. Cal. 30 Luger. Beautiful early Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on toggle link, German cross & sunburst over chamber, grip safety, & dished toggles. Original SN was “646” which is still visible on inside of grips. This number was changed by the Swiss in 1914 to the current 4-digit number and the “A” added and was then arsenal refinished with a new extractor installed along with miscellaneous small parts. The rear sight “V” was altered to a “U”-shape at that time. Accompanied by an orig Swiss magazine with steel disk insert in wooden base. Also accompanied by an orig Swiss brown leather holster that is marked “O M” with a crossbow in a diamond cartouche on back. Holster has an orig 3-pc shoulder strap with belt loops on back. Inside flap is number “1909”. This is a very rare & desirable Swiss Luger in outstanding condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except firing pin with grips numbered as noted. Overall retains about 98% arsenal blue & most of its strong, bright arsenal straw colors, slightly thinned on trigger. Grips are very fine with light to moderate wear mostly on bottom edges with a small chip below thumb safety lever. Grip screws retain virtually all of the fire blue on right side & about 80% on left side. Magazine is extremely fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine with light wear & scuffs. Straps are also very fine. 4-36168 JR181 & BS (7,000-10,000)

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1080

*1929 SWISS RED GRIP LUGER & HOLSTER RIG. SN 55869. Cal. 30 Luger. Usual 1929 configuration with 4-3/4″ bbl, grip safety & German cross & shield on toggle link. Fitted with red composite grips & magazine bottom, which is the most rare of three colors encountered in the Model 1929. The marking “2.39” in frame well indicates this pistol was manufactured in February 1939. Rear of frame is stamped with a small round cartouche that contains an “F”, a curved “W” and a “+” sign. Accompanied by an orig Swiss brown leather holster marked with cartouche on back “T.E. BILL / W.A. BERN” over number “44”. Holster is complete with orig shoulder strap with belt loops on back. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains over 99% orig blue. Grips & magazine are near mint. Mechanics are crisp & bore is virtually new, probably unfired. Holster in good condition. It would be hard to find this model Luger in better condition. 4-36176 JR180 & BS (2,250-3,250)

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1081

*COMMERCIAL MODEL 1929 SWISS LUGER WITH HOLSTER. SN P26593. Cal. 30 Luger. Black variation of Model 1929 Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl with German cross & shield on front toggle link, black composition grips & magazine base & a grip safety. Stamped “8.46” in frame well, indicating it was manufactured August 1946. Stamped in mainspring well is a small rifle with fixed bayonet. Most small parts have a tiny “CH” & Geneva cross. There is a taped piece of paper inside left grip which reads “Braendli, Hans / Sch. Kan. Bttr. M/45 / Friedhof Str. 66 / Zurich 9/48 / P 69839 / AHV202.22.345”. Accompanied by an orig brown leather Swiss holster that is marked on back between belt loops “A. Baumgartner / Sattler / ROOT” in an oval cartouche with “40” underneath. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with a few light scratches under bbl & slight muzzle edge wear with some light holster wear on front ends of frame rails. Grips are sharp with a few minor chipped diamond points. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is extremely fine, no straps. 4-36177 JR195 & BS (2,000-3,000)

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1082

*SCARCE SWISS 06/24 BERN LUGER & RIG. SN 16029. Cal. 30 Luger. Scarce Swiss Luger with 4-3/4″ bbl, “WAFFENFABRIK BERN” on front toggle link with Geneva cross & has grip safety. Fitted with wide border walnut grips & correct wood base magazine numbered “83”. Accompanied by a correct brown leather Swiss holster with shoulder strap D-rings on front & rear edges and a spare mag pouch stitched to top of flap. Back of holster is marked “NIKLAUS RUDOLF / BURGDORF” in an old cartouche. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue & about 95% orig straw colors thinning on safety lever & trigger. Grips show light wear with a few chipped diamonds. Magazine bottom has a crack, otherwise is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very good showing heavy wear & moderate soil. 4-36175 JR220 & BS (2,000-3,000)

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1083

*RARE UNMARKED CUSTOM 45 CALIBER LUGER. Cal. 45 ACP. Unusual & rare custom built Luger, made completely from scratch with 5″ bbl with eight lands & grooves with right hand twist, usual Luger style fixed sights, no markings & no serial number. Handmade, probably one of a kind. It visually resembles an orig 45 caliber Luger but does not have precisely correct dimensions so was probably made by simply scaling up an orig Luger. Quality of work is exceptional. Mechanics closely resemble an orig Luger with minor exceptions such as; magazine latches at bottom, it has no safety, no hold open (although there is cutout recess where maker apparently intended to install one) & the firing pin is pinned in place. It appears to function & has been fired. It would have taken a skilled machinist a lot of time & talent to create this unique piece. This cataloger can attest to the skill required for this project having been, in another life, a machinist, mold-maker & pattern-maker. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine. Finish is in the white with very minor spots of discoloration and one or two small spots of surface corrosion. Magazine is equally fine, right grip is slightly bowed, otherwise grips are sound showing very light wear. Trigger & sear do not engage, probably a minor correctable issue, otherwise mechanics are fine & it appears that with the sear issue corrected, would function fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-36116 JR199 & BS (10,000-15,000)

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1084

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WALTHER MODEL “AP” PROTOTYPE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 049. Cal. 9 mm. Exceptionally rare prototype pistol, one of only 50 hand made examples produced from 1936, reference Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, with 5″ bbl, concealed hammer, thick partridge style front sight & square aperture in fixed rear sight. It also features the exceedingly rare Duralloy frame with black anodized finish. Fitted with checkered walnut grips that have number “28” inside and has matching numbered orig magazine. Bbl & slide are finished very bright blue with frame the black anodized aluminum color. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips as noted. Bbl & slide retain about 98% glossy orig factory blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge holster wear on slide. Frame retains about 95% orig black anodized finish with a couple of nicks on trigger guard & minor sharp edge wear with a thin front strap. Grips show minor diamond point wear with a couple of chipped diamonds & retain most of their orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36126 JR237 (35,000-45,000)

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1085

*RARE SWEDISH CONTRACT WALTHER HP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN H1838. Cal. 9 mm. Extremely rare experimental, 1st production HP for Swedish test trials with 5″ bbl, thick front sight with wide “U” aperture fixed rear sight. It has very high polish finish with rectangular shaped firing pin & crown “N” proofs on right side of frame & right side of slide. Left side of slide has hand stamped numbers “I 17 No46″. Fitted with checkered black composition grips & accompanied by an orig Swedish contract magazine numbered “1426”. Only about 1,065 of these rare pistols were produced for Sweden and few survive in orig condition today. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% crisp bright orig high polish blue with only faint muzzle edge & some very light sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp. Magazine is very fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36132 JR236 (5,000-6,000)

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1086

*SCARCE byf (MAUSER) 44 POLICE P-38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. SN 2369. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce 2-tone Mauser P-38 with 5″ bbl, blue finish slide with phosphate finish bbl & frame with brown composition grips. Right side of slide has Waffenampt eagle/”WaA 135″ and eagle “L” proofs. Frame also has “WaA 135” proof & left side of bbl lug has the eagle “N” and “WaA 135” proofs. Accompanied by its orig “WaA 135” proofed magazine with an orig Nazi eagle proofed black P-38 holster & a spare “WaA 359” proofed magazine. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching, appears to be new & unfired retaining all of its orig factory finish. Grips & orig magazine are equally new. Holster is crisp with only minor flexing on toe. Spare magazine retains about 99% orig blue. Altogether a rare & scarce, complete Police P-38 rig. 4-36174 JR235 (2,000-3,000)

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1087

*SCARCE SIG MODEL P210-1 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A109681. Cal. 9 mm. High polish version of the venerable P210 with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights with Swiss shield & cross on rear sight platform. Mounted with serrated wood grips & has a large “P” proof on left front web of trigger guard. Accompanied by an orig Sig military brown leather holster with shoulder straps. Front edge has a spare magazine pouch with belt loops on back. Back of holster is marked “O. ZOLLER / 1953 / GOLDACH”. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching. Overall retains 99%+ strong orig glossy factory blue, appears to be new & unfired. Grips & mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is extremely fine with only minor handling & storage marks in surface. Straps show light flexing. 4-36170 JR241 (3,000-3,750)

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1088

*SCARCE SIG MODEL P210-1 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A128584. Cal. 9 mm. Scarce military version of the superb Swiss pistol with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights, with the Swiss shield & cross on top of slide sight platform. It has phosphate finish with checkered black plastic grips & a lanyard ring in left heel with a large “P” on left front web of trigger guard. Accompanied by an orig Swiss brown leather holster with orig shoulder strap. It has a spare magazine pouch on front edge & belt loops on back. Back is marked “A. BOPP / 50 / RUPPORSWIL”. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains 98-99% strong orig phosphate finish with darker finish on slide & lighter gray finish on frame. Grips & mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine with light soil near toe & on flap with minor nicks & scratches. 4-36171 JR240 (1,850-2,500)

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1089

*SCARCE SIG MODEL P210-1 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A108413. Cal. 9 mm. High polish version of the venerable P210 with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights with Swiss shield & cross on rear sight platform. Mounted with serrated wood grips & has a large “P” proof on left front web of trigger guard. Accompanied by an orig Sig military brown leather holster. Front edge has a spare magazine pouch with belt loops on back. Back of holster is marked “O. JOST / VINELZ / 69”. It also has a small rectangular cartouche with the Geneva cross over “RK”. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish with slight sharp edge holster wear at muzzle end of slide & front end of frame. Grips are crisp, mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine to extremely fine with minor soil at tip and a few light mars in finish. 4-36169 JR242 (2,850-3,250)

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1090

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CASED DEEP RELIEF ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WALTHER PP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 972851. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Extremely beautiful Walther PP in usual configuration with 4″ bbl, fixed sights & fitted with extremely beautiful carved & stained ivory grips with oak leaf & acorn patterns at top & bottom leaving an oval central panel on each grip. Left grip has applied gold initials “VL” believed to stand for Victor Lutz. Right grip has a raised gold Walther banner. Entire pistol has full coverage deep relief oak leaf & acorn pattern engraving with fine stippled background. Left side of slide is also relief engraved in a 2-line ribbon “Ehrengabe der Waffenfabrik Walther / Zella Mehlis / Th”. Right side of slide is also deep relief engraved in a single narrow panel “S.A. – Pistolenschiessen 1937.” This pistol is so extensively engraved that the serial number would have been obliterated, so in order to accommodate the “full coverage” engraving the serial number was relocated to the bottom right edge of the grip frame, under the grip. Accompanied by its orig Walther brown leatherette covered, green velvet lined presentation case, French fitted in bottom for pistol, a spare white plastic bottom finger-rest magazine, three orig nickel plated cartridges & its orig steel cleaning rod. Inside lid has the Walther banner and “PP” embossed in gold. Victor Lutz was born in 1890, joined the Army in 1912 and fought through WWI. After the war he joined the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). After Ernst Roehm was assassinated in 1933, Mr. Lutz became the head of the SA which position he held until his death in a car crash in 1943. During that time he was also president of Hanover, Germany. The inscription on right side of slide roughly translates to “SA Pistol Shoot 1937”, obviously a serious competition to warrant such a magnificent prize. Since Victor Lutz was the head of the SA at that time it almost certain that the “VL” initials on left grip are his alone. This is certainly one of the most magnificent Walthers to come to market in recent memory, possibly the finest extant. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig gold plated finish with bright silver edges showing through and some minor spotting on sharp edges. Grips are equally new with a lovely ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears unfired. Case is extremely fine with a couple of minor breaks in brown leatherette covering. Interior is moderately faded but completely intact. A truly magnificent presentation piece of museum quality. 4-36124 JR246 (60,000-75,000)

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1091

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WITH GOLD WALTHER MODEL 9 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 43110. Cal. 6.35 mm (25 ACP). Smallest of all the Walthers, this tiny pocket pistol has a 2″ bbl with fixed sights & is mounted with extraordinary carved & checkered ivory grips with a Walther banner incorporated in each side. Left side has a blue & gold cloisonne button with initials “CW” in an oval and right side has a blue & gold cloisonne button with caliber marking. Entire surface of pistol has exceedingly beautiful & fine, intertwined foliate arabesque pattern engraving with fine gold wire borders around all surfaces. Front edge of slide is engraved in script “C. Willig”. This is one of the more elaborate German pistols ever examined by this cataloguer & further research should be conducted to determine Mr. Willig’s status with the Nazi war machine. He surely must have been someone of great importance in the Hitler hierarchy. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching, as new, appears to be unfired. Grips are fine with a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36123 JR239 (7,000-10,000)

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1092

*EXCEEDINGLY RARE WALTHER MODEL PP LONG SLIDE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 779153. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Extraordinarily rare PP with long slide & “Vercrompt” finish with checkered gold plated trigger. This rare pistol has the extraordinary 5″ bbl with commensurately long slide & fixed sights with an ivory or radium insert in front sight & a fire blued fixed rear sight. Safety is also fire blued. Trigger, front & back straps are all very finely checkered and it is fitted with mottled brown Walther banner composition grips. The finish is satin hard chrome with matching chromed, finger-rest magazine. This pistol is one of only six ever made & all six were shipped to Glaser in Zurich. This is probably the only example in the United States. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% crisp orig factory satin hard chrome finish with a few minor bright spots on bottom front of frame & bottom of slide. Grips are crisp showing very light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36125 JR238 (35,000-45,000)

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1093

*EXTREMELY FINE COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 150809. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with orig bbl that has “PH” proofs parallel with axis of bore. Slide has usual markings with “1913” the last patent date, the rampant Colt at left rear end of slide & orig fixed sights. Right side of slide has usual “U.S. ARMY” markings. Frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” at left front side & the “GHS” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspector mark just above the magazine release. Fitted with straight mainspring housing, long hammer spur & short grip safety spur. Accompanied by an orig lanyard loop, 2-tone magazine. This pistol was produced in the 1st contract of 1917 and virtually all pistols from that contract were issued & saw hard service through remainder of WWI, WWII and Korea. They remained in service into the 1960’s & 1970’s before being replaced by the Beretta 9 mm. Rarely is one found in such fine orig condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory brushed finish blue with only the most faint of muzzle edge wear from simply being handled over the years. Overall appears to be new & unfired. Grips are crisp with one or two chipped diamonds and show very light diamond point wear, again from simple handling. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36117 JR243 (8,000-12,000)

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1094

*EXTREMELY RARE EXPERIMENTAL OR PROTOTYPE REMINGTON/UMC 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH NAZI PROOF. SN EX6. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual Remington/UMC brushed finish with “E.E.C.” inspector initials on left side of frame above magazine release & “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left front side of frame. Left side of slide has usual Remington/UMC markings. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 / U.S. ARMY CALIBER .45”. Right side of frame, just in front of grip is stamped with a large “E” and a horizontal “X” with number “6” and just forward of that is a totally unexplained & unusual Nazi eagle “N” proof mark. It appears that this pistol was probably picked up on a battlefield during WWI and found its way into Nazi hands during the buildup for WWII and was used as an experimental test piece by the Nazis. It has an orig 1911 bbl with “PH” proofs perpendicular to axis of bore with a partial eagle “N” proof on right top side. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips & comes with an all blue magazine. Accompanied by an orig Boyt “1917” dated holster with “US” in an oval on flap. The Boyt marking, date & inspector initials are, unusually, on front of holster above the stud. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory brushed blue finish with some light holster wear at front end of slide & on sharp edges. Area of serial number is cleaned to bright metal. Grips show moderate wear, otherwise are sound with a few scattered chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is crisp, unissued & unused with only some very light soil on face. 4-36119 JR245 (4,000-6,000)

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1095

*VERY RARE ENGRAVED RAF MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN W100119. Cal. 455 Eley. Produced in 1915 under British contract, only about 11,000 of these rare pistols were made for British government for issue to the Royal Air Force. They were ordered in caliber 455 Eley to correspond with the 455 caliber handguns already in British service. While the 455 Eley & 45 ACP rounds are comparable, they are not completely interchangeable. Consequently, a majority of these rare pistols were subsequently converted to the American caliber. This fine pistol has standard configuration with 5″ bbl, chamber being marked with caliber & British proof markings. Left side of slide has usual Colt markings with “1913” being last patent date & rampant Colt at left rear end. Just above rampant Colt is British crossed saber proof mark. Right side of slide is marked “COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 455″. Left rear end of slide has British nitro proof. Left side of frame, just in front of slide lock stud hole, is crossed saber proof mark & broad arrow acceptance stamp. It has a crown/”G2″/”A” inspector mark just above magazine release and there is a large “L” on left rear web of trigger guard. Right side of frame has the commercial “GOVERNMENT MODEL” marking & serial number which is prefixed with a “W”, denoting the British contract. Accompanied by an orig lanyard loop magazine marked on base “CAL. 455 / ELEY”. This fine pistol is beautifully engraved in period foliate arabesque patterns with a fine shaded background with about 50% coverage on frame & 75% coverage on slide. Top rear of slide has a crest consisting of a unicorn head over a crown which surmounts a ribbon inscribed “VIVE UT VIVA”, which roughly translated means “live when alive”. Just forward of ejection port, on top of slide, is an extremely well executed grizzly bear in a mountain scene & it has a cross hatch pattern on each side of front sight. Mounted with smooth ivory grips. Altogether an extremely beautiful & tastefully engraved 1911. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its beautiful custom blue applied after engraving and appears to be unfired since it was engraved. Magazine also retains virtually all of its fine custom applied blue. Grips & grip screws are crisp with grips retaining a fine, light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This appears to have been a nearly new pistol when it was engraved. 4-36127 JR244 (7,500-12,500)

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1096

*RARE COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SERIES 80 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH GERMAN PROOFS. SN FG70472. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard Government Model with blue finish, 5″ bbl, fixed sights & full checkered gold medallion walnut grips. It has standard Series 80 slide & frame markings with German proofs on bbl & right side of frame with an additional proof on right side above magazine release identical to one on bbl. Consignor, who has extensive contacts in Germany where he obtained this pistol, states that this pistol & another in caliber 45 ACP were shipped to Germany as test pieces. Accompanied by a Colt Series 70 1-pc wood grain box with Styrofoam insert & a German label on end flap over label. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish with no discernible losses. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Has been fired but very little. 4-36179 JR248 (1,000-2,000)

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1097

*RARE COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SERIES-70 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 70L11543. Cal. 9 mm. Standard Series-70 Government Model with blue finish, 5″ bbl, fixed sights & full checkered gold medallion walnut grips. Slide & frame have standard Series 70 markings in correct positions. Left side of slide below the rampant Colt & left side of frame above magazine release is stamped with German nitro-proofs with various numbers. Slide is numbered “678”, which number also appears with German proofs on bbl. Consignor, who has extensive contacts in Germany where he obtained this pistol, states that this pistol & another in caliber 45 ACP were shipped to Germany as test pieces. Accompanied by an orig 1-pc wood grain box with Styrofoam insert, an owner’s pamphlet & hang tag. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains 99%+ strong orig factory finish, showing no wear but has been fired, grips are crisp. Box is missing the end flap with label. 4-36180 JR247 (1,000-2,000)

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1098

*EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER G41(M) BOLT ACTION/SEMI-AUTO GERMAN MILITARY RIFLE. SN 591. Cal. 8X57 mm. Extremely rare & unusual German rifle with 22″ rnd bbl with shrouded muzzle, ramp front sight with hood & 1,200 meter rear sight. Mounted in a straight grain, uncheckered 1-pc walnut stock with short walnut handguard. This most unusual rifle is magazine fed from a 5-rd box magazine below receiver & functions in both bolt action & semi-automatic mode. This is obviously a rather costly & labor intensive rifle to manufacture which would have not been viable on a wartime footing. Therefore not many were made & few survive intact in orig condition. This rifle has either a bullet or shrapnel damage on bayonet lug & left rear edge of the shroud. Bottom of stock has serial number & a “WaA 135” Waffenampt with another Waffenampt on bottom of wrist and still another one on left side of butt. Metal parts have tiny eagle “135” Waffenampts with all visible parts so marked. Accompanied by an orig smooth brown leather sling. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all visible parts are matching numbered. Overall metal retains 96-97% orig blue, strong on bbl & front half of receiver with magazine box, trigger guard & back half of receiver turning plum. Stock is sound with nicks, scratches & dings as one would expect to be found on a combat used rifle. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Sling is very fine. 4-36158 JR253 (15,000-20,000)

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1099

*VERY RARE GERMAN G41 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 1036b. Cal. 8X57 mm. Very rare duv 43 G41 German semi-auto military rifle with 22-1/2″ shrouded bbl, tall ramp front sight with hood, 1,200 meter rear sight and mounted in its orig laminated 1-pc stock with composition handguard & wiping rod. Accompanied by an orig brown leather sling. Right side of buttstock has two eagle “214” Waffenampts with serial number & small Waffenampt on bottom with tiny “214” Waffenampts on various parts. It also has a Nazi eagle on right side of chamber area of bbl. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with only some light thinning on magazine body which is turning plum. Other blued parts retain bright factory blue. Sling is dry & lightly flexed retaining about 70% orig brown finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36160 JR251 (10,000-13,000)

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1100

*VERY RARE WALTHER G41(W) SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE. SN 5600ac. Cal. 8X57 mm. Spectacular G41(W) with 22″ shrouded bbl, tall front sight with hood, 1,200 meter rear sight & mounted in a beautiful, nicely figured, uncheckered 1-pc walnut stock with black composition hand guard & headless orig cleaning rod. Accompanied by an orig diamond embossed leather sling. Stock has two crisp eagle “359” Waffenampts on bottom with tiny eagle “359” Waffenampts over most of visible parts. Very few of these rare rifles were ever made & virtually all were issued for wartime military service & saw heavy action leaving most of them worn with damaged & replaced parts. In fifty years plus experience this is the single finest example of this rare rifle this cataloger has ever examined. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, near new, all visible parts are matching numbered with Waffenampts. Retains virtually all of its strong orig factory finish with only minor handling & storage wear. Stock has a few minor storage mars & overall retains most of its bright orig finish. Sling is extremely fine with a few light scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36159 JR252 (10,000-15,000)

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1101

*RARE WALTHER G43 SNIPER WITH SCOPE & SLING. SN 2761m. Cal. 8X57. Spectacular ac 44 G43 with standard rough turned blued bbl, tall front sight with hood, 1,200 meter rear sight & a K43 ddx ZF4 scope with rubber eye cup, front cover & wooden rear plug. Scope bears serial number “79338” & mount has number “7003”. Also accompanied by an orig diamond pattern embossed brown leather sling. Some of small parts carry Waffenampt “359”. Magazine is marked “G43” with “aye” & a “waa943” Waffenampt. Stock is matching numbered with eagle “933” Waffenampt on left side & two additional Waffenampts on bottom. Buttstock has a hinged, spring loaded trap in buttplate containing a 32-page orig instruction manual in German for the K43 rifle & ZF4 scope. Instruction manual carries the number “D1865/2”. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except scope & mount. Metal retains virtually all of its blue & phosphate finishes with virtually no wear. Stock has a hairline in toe, otherwise is sound with only some old handling soil and a few minor handling & storage surface mars. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope & mount retain virtually all of their orig blue & phosphate finishes with some clouding around edges in optics. Sling & scope cover are fine. 4-36161 JR250 (8,000-12,000)

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1102

*RARE bcd/4 MAUSER SNIPER RIFLE WITH LONG RAIL MOUNT & SCOPE. SN 8233u. Cal. 8X57 mm. Fine K98 sniper with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with hood & 2,000 meter rear sight. Receiver ring is marked with “bcd” code (Gustloff-Werke)along with eagle “37) Waffenampt, Nazi eagles & a number “1”. Side rail has an eagle “359” Waffenampt & right side of buttstock a Nazi eagle & a large “H”. Stock has a checkered sheet metal buttplate. Accompanying scope mount has serial number “8092u” with a Nazi eagle on left side with scope having “dow” code & is a 1-8X adjustable with serial number “19974”. Trigger guard is fitted with a rare sheet metal winter cover. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, all numbered parts are matching. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue with a couple of minor nicks here & there with light wear on bolt body & some slight thinning on shank of bolt handle. Stock is missing a sliver from laminate on right side of toe, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of its orig bright factory finish with some light oil staining. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Scope mount & rings are also crisp retaining most of their orig factory blue. Scope retains about 90% orig blue, slightly thinned with some light surface etching. Optics are slightly spotted but clear. Altogether a fine late issue sniper suitable for any museum or advanced collector. 4-36163 JR259 (15,000-20,000)

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1103

*RARE LONG RAIL MODEL K98 MAUSER SNIPER RIFLE. SN 18181. Cal. 8X57 mm. Rare sniper on a “bcd/45″ action with 24” tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with hood, 2,000 meter rear sight, mounted in a beautiful laminated wood stock with short forearm with stamped metal bbl band & sheet metal front band & bayonet lug with cleaning rod. It has a stamped triggerguard/floorplate & a checkered sheet metal buttplate. Receiver is marked “bcd/45” & bbl, over chamber area is marked “avk Bt” with eagle “13” Waffenampt & another small proof. Receiver ring has a small Nazi eagle on right side with a “1”. Right side of butt has Nazi eagle over a large “H”. All metal is finished in a fine satin gray phosphate finish. Left side of receiver is mounted with a long rail that bears eagle “359” Waffenampt & is fitted with an orig long rail mount numbered “89722” containing a Dialytan 4X scope “bek” code with serial number “77480”. This is a late war issue sniper in superb condition. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, probably unfired, all numbered parts are matching except scope & mount as noted above. Metal on rifle retains virtually all of its orig, untouched phosphate finish with only extremely minor bright spots on bolt body. Wood is sound with a bright, clean, orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope & mount retain most of their orig blue with a few minor chemical spots toward rear of tube & on rings. Optics are crisp & clear. Altogether a rare & desirable sniper. 4-36164 JR258 (14,000-17,000)

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1104

*RARE MODEL K98 MAUSER SHARPSHOOTER’S RIFLE WITH Zf 41/1 SCOPE. SN 72852L. Cal. 8X57 mm. Scarce sharpshooter’s rifle on a byf/44 action with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with hood & 2,000 meter rear sight. Sight base is specially built with a rail on left side that is mounted with a “duv” code code base containing a “cag” Zf 41/1 sharpshooter’s scope, serial number “2129”. Rear edge of base is marked “K98k-Zf.41.”. Rifle is mounted in an orig laminated 1-pc stock with short handguard, stamped trigger guard/floorplate with stamped bbl bands, without bayonet lug or cleaning rod. It has standard sheet metal buttplate with a hole for bolt dismounting and accompanied by an orig diamond pattern embossed leather sling, the buckle stamped “D&C”. Also accompanied by an orig desert tan painted scope can with “jvb” code & eagle “WaA542” Waffenampt on lid. Additionally accompanied by a “cxn” code scope adjusting tool with manufacturer’s code & serial number “89810/V-2X” on left side. This is a very scarce & complete set as would have been issued toward end of WWII. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all numbered parts are matching. Metal retains virtually all of its orig rough wartime finish with slight wear on bolt body & some minor spotting on trigger guard & floorplate. Stock has a hairline in laminate on right side of butt, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks & retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope & mount are equally crisp, retaining virtually all of their orig factory finish, crisp optics. Scope adjusting tool is equally new with fine optics. Can retains about 95% orig desert tan paint with horsehair lining. Canvas belt loop has a rust stain. This is a fine sharpshooter set suitable for any museum or advanced collection. 4-36162 JR257 (5,000-8,000)

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1105

*RARE LUFTWAFFE MARKED 660/1939 CODE STEYR MODEL 98 MAUSER. SN 9058. Cal. 8X57 mm. Rare Mauser rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight, 1,800 meter rear sight & mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves & pointed semi-pistol grip with long handguard. It has sling swivels in the normal position as well as on left side. Bayonet lug band is of different shape with cleaning rod. Right side of buttstock has the Nazi eagle “L” (Luftwaffe proof) and two eagle “WaA623” Waffenampts. Accompanied by an orig leather sling. These rifles were produced by Steyr in 1938 & 1939 and according to Mauser Military Rifles of the World, 4th Edition, Ball, were only made for the Luftwaffe. They were referred to as the G29o. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all visible numbers are matching with numerous WaA623 Waffenampts. Overall retains about 95% orig factory blue, thinned on exposed bbl with some thinning on sharp edges of receiver. Wood is sound with a series of small gouges on right side of wrist and light handling & use marks elsewhere. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. Sling is fine retaining about 95% orig finish. 4-36165 JR255 (3,500-5,000)

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1106

*SCARCE CZECH MADE G33/40 BOLT ACTION MILITARY CARBINE. SN 5137a. Cal. 8X57 mm. Scarce G33/40 with 19″ tapered rnd bbl, standard barleycorn front sight with hood & 1,000 meter rear sight. Receiver ring is marked “dot/1941” and left side of receiver is marked “G.33/40”. All metal is finished in a high quality commercial style blue and it is mounted in a walnut stock and handguard instead of usual laminated stock & handguard. It has usual Mauser buttplate with a sheet metal plate around left side of butt & toe. Accompanied by a diamond pattern orig brown leather sling. Most of the visible parts have eagle “WaA63” Waffenampts or Nazi eagles. These rifles were made at Brno after Nazis had captured Czechoslovakia. This certainly is one of finest examples of this scarce carbine to be found. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Exceedingly fine, as new, all numbered parts are matching, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its strong, bright factory blue on metal with only slight wear on bolt body. Wood is sound with a very few scattered light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Sling is also near new. 4-36178 JR256 (3,500-5,000)

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1107

*SCARCE ENGRAVED CIVILIAN GEW 98 GEWEHRMANS MODEL TARGET MILITARY RIFLE. SN 89027. Cal. 8.15X46 Normal. Beautiful commercial full military Mauser target rifle with 29″ tapered rnd bbl, standard military barleycorn front sight & 2,000 meter ski jump rear sight with elevation markings on both sides of sight base as well as on top of sight base. Caliber marking is over chamber area. Receiver, bolt, trigger guard & floorplate are finished bright with dbl set triggers & exposed top of receiver is beautifully engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Receiver ring has usual Oberndorf Mauser markings with date “1911”. Mounted in a beautiful, 1-pc, full length birch stock with grasping grooves & semi-pistol grip with bayonet lug, cleaning rod & sling swivels. Buttplate is smooth blued steel. These rifles were made for and sold on civilian market for shooting clubs & individuals for rifle practice & matches. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & bands retain most of their strong bright orig blue with some light surface mars over chamber area. Receiver, trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their orig bright metal finish. Bolt, a replacement, is polished bright. Stock & handguard are sound with a couple of small grain checks & minor handling & storage marks and retain most of their orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. A scarce & difficult to find Mauser rifle. 4-36166 JR254 (1,500-2,500)

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1108

*RARE J.P. SAUER & SOHN MODEL 30 LUFTWAFFE DRILLING IN ORIGINAL CASE WITH ACCESSORIES. SN 337418. Cal. 12X12/9.3X74R. Extraordinary near complete orig set consisting of a Sauer drilling with 25-5/8″ bbl cluster, flat matted tapered rib with brass bead caterpillar front sight & articulated rear sight. Right side of shotgun bbl has a large Luftwaffe eagle which is also found in larger proportion on right side of buttstock. Mounted with very nicely figured, tiger-striped walnut with checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with Sauer logo hard rubber buttplate. It has a scalloped boxlock receiver with side clips & cocked indicators with sliding thumb latch on top tang to transfer front trigger function to rifle bbl which also articulates rear sight into a standing position. Receiver has Greener crossbolt & a Greener side thumb safety & is lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name on each side and intertwined initials “SUS”, Sauer logo on bottom. Trigger guard, triggers, grip cap & sling swivels are all case hardened. Bottom of bbls have various German & Sauer proofs with the eagle “N” & a drooped wing eagle “2” along with date “11 44” indicating production in Nov. 1944. Chambers for shotgun bbls are marked as “65” mm (2-5/8″). Accompanied by its orig aluminum aircraft case designed to fit in cockpit of ME-109 fighter planes & other aircraft. Exterior of case is painted in Luftwaffe gray/green & stenciled on lid “Drilling M 30 / mit Munition u. Zubehor / ce”(Drilling Model 30 / with ammunition & accessories). Inside left end of lid is the list of contents & the lid has a horsehair weather seal along with horsehair padding for shotgun. Interior is compartmented for disassembled Drilling with a compartment in right rear for ammunition which contains ten orig Brenneke slugs, five orig Rottweil #4 shot shells & about eight orig FN 9.3X74R cartridges. Central rear part of compartment contains the orig black cardboard box containing the orig brass & wood cleaning rod with brushes & mops with a wad of tow. Left rear compartment contains orig sling, two orig J.P. Sauer metal seals & a red composition match case containing 25 orig fire starters. Final item accompanying is the orig instruction & maintenance manual dated June 1941. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, appears to be new & unfired. Overall the drilling retains virtually all of its beautiful orig factory finish with only very minor handling & storage surface nicks on wood. Bbls retain all of their high polish orig blue, and receiver brilliant case colors. Case retains about 93-95% strong orig gray/green paint with a soft flexible leather handle that is slightly deteriorated on one end. Interior is crisp & clean with sling & match safe equally new. Cleaning rod box & contents are new with damage to box lid. Manual is also new. Ammunition is fine. Altogether a very rare set in extraordinarily rare condition. 4-36167 JR249 (30,000-40,000)

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1109

*RARE SWISS MODEL 31/55 SNIPER RIFLE WITH MATCHING NUMBERED SCOPE. SN 4558. Cal. 7.5 Swiss. Rare straight pull sniper rifle with 29″ bbl including a perforated corncob muzzle brake. It has a shielded front sight with bayonet lug & 1,500 meter rear sight. Top of receiver has Geneva cross & shield Swiss Crest. Left side of receiver has an integral set of bases & has the accompanying matching numbered scope marked “KERN AARAU / V-3.5 / *=75%” with adjustable rear objective. It has integral rail & body with a spring loaded, return-to-zero, claw attachment. Mounted in a 1-pc birch stock with coarse checkered pistol grip & smooth steel buttplate with side mounted sling. It utilizes a detachable box magazine, also matching numbered & has a permanently mounted folding bi-pod. Accompanied by its orig gray painted, matching numbered metal scope can with screwdriver. Also accompanying is a nearly complete armorer’s kit, for straight pull rifles including sights, springs, a bolt handle & body, numerous screws, a trigger & other small parts, all in their orig canvas roll pouch & small parts leather pouch with drawstring top. Few of these rare sniper rifles have been imported into the United States. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching including scope, can & magazine. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory finish with light thinning on exposed part of bbl, probably occurred during shipment. Wood is sound with minor rubs from bi-pod & retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Scope is crisp with crisp optics. Can is fine, tools & parts are fine. 4-36172 JR261 (4,500-6,000)

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1110

*SCARCE SWISS MODEL 31/42 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 450355. Cal. 7.5 Swiss. Beautiful straight pull sniper rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, shielded front sight with 1,500 meter rear sight & the unusual side mounted sniper optic with articulated objective. Scope elevation adjustment is mounted on top like an ordinary rear sight, graduated from 100-1,000 meters. Mounted in a very nicely figured, uncheckered walnut stock with semi-pistol grip & smooth steel buttplate with full length upper handguard. Sides of stock have grasping grooves with side mount sling swivels. Top of receiver has Geneva cross & shield Swiss crest. Few of these rare snipers have been imported into the U.S. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching, probably unfired. Metal retains virtually all of its orig factory blue with bright bolt. Wood is sound with only minor light storage marks & retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36173 JR260 (4,500-6,000)

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1111

VERY RARE SWISS FIELD ARMORER’S TOOL SATCHEL. SN NSN. Fine, well made leather satchel about 11-1/2″ wide x 4-1/2″ deep x 7-1/2″ high with a full top flap with straps & buckles and a front pouch containing maintenance manuals for pistols & the other for the Sturmgewehr 57 machine gun. Shoulder strap is marked “F. DARDEL / SATTLER / AARBERG”. Inside satchel is a canvas & leather tool roll containing a set of armorer’s tools including a small vice, pliers, screwdrivers, various specialized punches, a small anvil, a small file & other unidentified small tools. Also inside satchel are three leather drawstring pouches containing a great variety of small parts for machine guns, rifles & pistols, altogether a hundred or more small parts. It is believed that only a very small handful of these rare satchels have ever been imported into United States. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Satchel & manuals are extremely fine with the satchel lightly to moderately soiled but completely sound & intact with soft supple leather. Inside top flap is missing a long tool. Tool roll is extremely fine with all tools retaining most of their orig arsenal finish. Three leather drawstring pouches are equally fine, soft & supple with bright orig parts inside. 4-36182 JR262 (750-1,250)

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1112

ULTRA-RARE REMINGTON MODEL 1918 MARK I PEDERSEN DEVICE. SN 3828-1. Cal. 30. Extremely rare complete & orig Pedersen device made by Remington at their Bridgeport works with “EEC” inspector initials on rear edge of breech block. Accompanied by two full bricks of five 40-rd boxes, and one partial brick consisting of two 40-rd boxes boxes of orig Pedersen ammunition manufactured by Remington & marked as caliber 30 auto pistol cartridges. This project was designated “TOP SECRET” and therefore the “Pistol” marking to disguise the fact that the U.S. was preparing to field a semi-automatic rifle. This device simply replaced the bolt in an especially modified Springfield Model 1903 designated the Mark I which then converted a bolt action rifle to semi-automatic, with 40-rd capacity magazine greatly increasing trooper’s fire power & effectiveness on battlefield. Also accompanying is an olive drab canvas bandolier for the three bricks of ammunition & a “1919” dated orig Pedersen canvas pouch which was designed to hold bolt from rifle while device was installed. Additionally accompanying & most rare of all is the orig tin carrying can with brass hanger for web belt. There are also two Pedersen device tools. Consignor states that his father purchased this device, tools, ammunition & accoutrements in 1980 from Alexander Montgomery, a descendant of the well-known Montgomery family for whom Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is named. Along with this package he also purchased a presentation, silver plated Pedersen device magazine that was apparently presented by the manufacturer to the famous inventor of the Pedersen device. This magazine is being sold elsewhere in this auction. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The device is one of the finest ever examined by this cataloguer being in nearly new condition, retaining about 97-98% orig dark gray parkerized finish. Magazine is equally fine retaining most of its orig fine parkerized finish. Carrying can is intact with no rust and retains most of its orig finish w/ a couple of very minor dents. Ammunition & canvas are extremely fine. 4-33811 JR149 (25,000-35,000)

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1113

EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION PEDERSEN DEVICE MAGAZINE. Dimensionally standard Pedersen device magazine with full silver plating & made without a follower spring. Rear edge of magazine is engraved “J.D. PEDERSEN” and in script “Compliments of / Oneida Community, Ltd.” The Oneida firm was the manufacturer of these magazines & undoubtedly this was a presentation to the famous inventor of the Pedersen device. Consignor states that his father purchased this magazine along with a Pedersen device, tools, ammunition & accoutrements (being sold elsewhere in this auction) in 1980 from Mr. Alexander Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery was a well known & prolific collector of rare martial arms and other military related items. Consignor states that Mr. Montgomery was a direct descendant of the well-known Montgomery family for whom Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is named. Consignor also states that Mr. Montgomery had owned the Pedersen device & accessories along with this magazine from the early 1950’s. PROVENANCE: Alexander Montgomery; Alfred C. Laubsch, Sr. CONDITION: Very fine. Obviously unused showing only handling wear on high points & retains 75-80% orig silver finish. A truly rare item & should stay with the Pedersen device being sold elsewhere in this auction. 4-36220 JR432 (2,000-4,000)

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1114

*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MARK I BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. SN 1045079. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ tapered rnd bbl dated “11-18” with a 2,800 yard rear sight. Chamber has usual markings plus “MARK I” above serial number. Left side of receiver has a milled slot which is the ejection port for the rare Pedersen device, an example of which is being sold elsewhere in this auction. The orig Pedersen sear has been replaced with conventional 03 equipment. Mounted in a replacement Rock Island stock with straight grip without grasping grooves. Left side of wrist has an “FJA” cartouche & an ordnance wheel with a rectangular “RIA / EB” cartouche on left side of buttstock. Bottom of wrist has two “P” proofs plus other smaller proofs. It has an orig split front band with bayonet lug & stacking swivel and grooved middle band with sling loop. It also has an orig milled foreplate & trigger guard and smooth buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain a smooth black finish with greenish parkerizing on trigger guard & floorplate. Wood is sound with a small gouge in right side of butt & usual handling & use marks elsewhere with a dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-35883 JR421 (1,500-2,500)

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1115

*RARE MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH MILITARY RIFLE. SN 1405912. Cal. 30-06. Fine National Match rifle with 24″ star-gaged, tapered rnd bbl as indicated by a small star stamped at bottom of muzzle crown dated “1-38”. It has a Lyman 17A Globe front sight & 2,800 yard rear sight with a “P.J. O’HARE” blued steel rear sight cover. Right side of receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 peep sight with hunting knob that is probably a replacement for the orig Lyman 48S receiver sight. Bolt, receiver rails & follower are polished bright. Mounted in a Type C stock with full length handguard & split front band with bayonet lug & stacking swivel & a grooved middle band with sling swivel with corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Buttplate is checkered steel with trap containing a nickeled brass 1903 cleaning set with string pull through & a bronze bore brush in one end & an oiler in the other end. It has its orig milled trigger guard & floorplate. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains virtually all of a strong armory finish with only slight muzzle edge wear. Stock & handguard are sound with minor handling & use marks and retain a fine hand worn patina with visible cartouche on left wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35658 JR417 (2,500-4,000)

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Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: The printed catalogue is incorrect. SN A8942 not 48942.

*RARE MODEL 1941 JOHNSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC MILITARY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN A8942. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, tall winged front sight with replacement ivory bead insert. It has its orig long spring steel rear sight adjustable for windage & elevation. Top of receiver has usual markings. Mounted in a 2-pc uncheckered walnut stock & forearm with semi-pistol grip stock & checkered steel buttplate with sling swivels. Accompanied by its very rare orig Johnson bayonet & leave in leather sheath. Also accompanied by an orig military leather sling. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, has been fired but very little. Metal retains about all of its orig greenish parkerized finish & wood virtually all of its fine orig oil finish. Forearm has what appears to be a pinned reinforcement. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is extremely fine as is the sheath. Sling is also fine. 4-35086 JR419 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN B8021. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, tall winged front sight. It has its orig long spring steel rear sight adjustable for windage & elevation. Top of receiver has usual markings. Mounted in a 2-pc uncheckered walnut stock & forearm with semi-pistol grip stock & checkered steel buttplate with sling swivels. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with strong greenish parkerized finish on metal with a few spots of discoloration on magazine cover. Wood has a couple of minor scratches & a bruise or two and retains virtually all of its crisp oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33453 JR420 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE VICKERS-ARMSTRONGS PEDERSEN RIFLE. SN 187. Cal. 276. Fine American designed rifle that the designer could not get produced in U.S. and so went to England where it was produced in Limited quantities. It has a tapered 24″ rnd bbl with bridge mounted partridge style front sight & a micrometer elevation & windage adjustable rear sight. This unusual rifle uses the Borchardt/Luger style toggle & link system with a 10-rd M-1 Garand style magazine which protrudes below bottom of stock. Left side of receiver has usual Vickers-Armstrongs Pedersen marking with a British proof at left rear side & “C/2” in a small oval over chamber area. Bbl is very unusual in that about half the length from receiver forward has very deep spiral cooling vanes underneath a perforated steel handguard. Mounted in a 1-pc semi-pistol grip walnut stock with grasping grooves & a Krag style split front band/bayonet lug secured with a screw & a machined bbl band at about mid-point secured with a spring keeper. Top band has a stacking swivel with sling loops on middle band & stock. It has a coarse checkered, stamped sheet metal buttplate. Entire bottom of forestock has ventilating grooves & holes. This design was submitted for testing by the U.S. Government in 1922 but was ultimately rejected with the now venerable M1 Garand being adopted in 1938. The design however stirred some minor interest in England & a few were produced for testing & apparently were issued on a limited basis. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Exposed part of bbl retains about 98% glossy orig blue. Metal handguard retains about 98-99% strong orig blue. Receiver, magazine box & trigger guard also retain 98-99% strong orig blue. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-35570 JR410 (6,000-10,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY U.S. M1903 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE WITH WINCHESTER HEAVY BARREL. SN 1255110. Cal. 30-06. Fantastic match rifle with 30″ tapered rnd heavy bbl nearly the same diameter as receiver and 7/8″ at muzzle. It has a heavy front sight sleeve with dovetailed globe front sight with interchangeable apertures. Top of bbl is mounted with scope blocks & left side has Winchester name & address with nickel steel & caliber markings over chamber area. Near receiver, in same area, is marked ’12” TWIST’. Receiver ring has the standard Springfield 1903 markings & serial number. Rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt has a headless striker with polished handle & body with receiver rails also polished. Firing pin is an especially made type with lightened body & grooves around front shoulder, intended to reduce weight & speed the strike time. This rifle is intended for single shot firing only with a bronze plate in place of the follower which is part of the bracket mount screwed into magazine well, which is the mount for the adjustable USMC cork ball palm rest. Mounted in very nicely figured, straight grain Claro walnut international match stock with uncheckered wide forestock with a sling rail & sling loop on bottom & beautifully fleur-de-lis carved & checkered wrist with hard rubber grip cap & concave cheek piece with adjustable long hook aluminum buttplate. Trigger guard has been altered with dbl set triggers with holes machined to allow access for adjustment. This rifle has the Winchester bbl supplied to the Frankford Arsenal & tested in January 1924 and was one of the fifteen rifles selected to be used in the 1924 Olympic matches. This information is reported in extensive detail on pp. 534-536 & 542 of the February 1, 1924 issue of The American Rifleman magazine. Page 536 in this article specifically lists this rifle by serial number. Another article which appeared in The American Rifleman Vol. LXXII (No. unknown), pp. 132-134, by W.R. Stokes reports results of the matches. Accompanying this rifle is a letter from the Springfield Research Service identifying this rifle as found in the records with the information that “this is an international match rifle manufactured with 30 in. Winchester bBL with 12-inch pitch for use in the 1924 Olympic matches”. This letter also cites the aforementioned magazine articles. None of the above information identifies the shooter who actually used this rifle. The opportunity to actually own a fabulous match rifle that has documented Olympic use, rarely ever presents itself and usually, shooters being the quirky individualists they are, these rifles have been altered beyond reclamation. This rifle also is a documented Frankford Arsenal accuracy test rifle and is so designated in Vol I, pg 75 of Springfield Research records and is listed in Brophy by serial number on pg 116. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Metal retains most of a strong orig finish with glossy orig Winchester blue on bbl having a few minor scratches and a thin spot in between scope blocks on top. Bolt body & handle retain most of their bright orig polish. Stock has a hairline adjacent to bottom buttplate screw, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of its beautiful orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35517 JR424 (17,500-27,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON/SPRINGFIELD U.S. M1903 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE WITH REMINGTON HEAVY BARREL. SN 1257695. Cal. 30-06. Fantastic match rifle with 30″ tapered rnd heavy bbl nearly the same diameter as receiver and 7/8″ at muzzle. It has a heavy front sight sleeve with dovetailed globe front sight with interchangeable apertures. Top of bbl is mounted with scope blocks & both sides have Remington trademark just forward of chamber area. Receiver ring has the standard Springfield 1903 markings & serial number. Rear receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt has a headless striker with polished handle & body with receiver rails also polished. Firing pin has been replaced with a standard Springfield firing pin. Originally it would have had an especially made firing pin with lightened body & grooved shoulder. This rifle is intended for single shot firing only with a bronze plate in place of the follower which is part of the bracket mount screwed into magazine well which is the mount for the adjustable USMC cork ball palm rest. Mounted in very nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut international match stock with uncheckered wide forestock with a sling rail & sling loop on bottom & Springfield style reinforcing bolt by front receiver lug. Wrist is checkered with about 20-line per inch without grip cap or cheekpiece. Mounted with an adjustable long hook aluminum buttplate. Also mounted with woody style dbl set triggers. This rifle has the Remington bbl supplied to the Frankford Arsenal & tested in January 1924 and was one of the fifteen rifles selected to be used in the 1924 Olympic matches. This information is reported in extensive detail on pp. 534-536 & 542 of the February 1, 1924 issue of The American Rifleman magazine. Page 542 in this article specifically lists this rifle by serial number. Another article which appeared in The American Rifleman Vol. LXXII (No. unknown), pp. 132-134, by W.R. Stokes reports results of the matches. This rifle is also listed in Brophy by serial number on pg 116. Accompanying this rifle is a letter from the Springfield Research Service identifying this rifle as found in the records with the information that “this is an international match rifle manufactured with 30 in. Remington barrel for use in the 1924 Olympic matches”. This letter also cites the aforementioned magazine articles. None of the above information identifies the shooter who actually used this rifle. The opportunity to actually own a fabulous match rifle that has documented Olympic use, rarely ever presents itself and usually, shooters being the quirky individualists they are, these rifles have been altered beyond reclamation. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue turning blue/gray between scope blocks. Receiver retains most of its fine orig Springfield blue with bright bolt body & handle. Stock is sound with minor handling & use marks & retains most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35518 (22,000-26,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD M1922 HEAVY BARREL INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 2010. Cal. 22LR. This rifle is from the famous Burt Kellerstadt Collection and 1 of only 12 manufactured with work done at U.S.M.C. Small Arms Arsenal in Phil, PA. Fabulous & rare Springfield International Match rifle with 29-1/2″ tapered heavy rnd bbl with heavy, tall front sight band with a Winchester globe front sight. Top of bbl & receiver ring are drilled & tapped for scope blocks. Receiver bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48S target sight with target mounts. This rifle is built on an orig M1922 receiver with M1 bolt that has the orig headless striker & a single firing pin contact. Mounted in a 1924 style international match straight grain American walnut stock with uncheckered wide forestock having an adjustable sling rail & loop on bottom. This rifle has a 1903 trigger guard with the magazine well mounted with a USMC base for its orig USMC cork ball palm rest. Also mounted with woody type dbl set triggers. Butt has an extended checkered wrist with straight comb & sling loop on bottom with an adjustable long hook aluminum buttplate. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter identifying this rifle as an M1922, heavy bbl that was sold by Springfield Armory to L.H. Reynolds of Orlando, Florida on Oct. 24, 1930. This is a truly exceptional & rare rifle. PROVENANCE: Burt Kellerstadt Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of an old professionally restored finish. Wood is sound with a series of small gouges on left side of wrist, a couple of small bruises & minor scratches elsewhere with sanding marks near buttplate & retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-35516 (25,000-30,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON MODEL 720 NAVY TROPHY BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH ORIG BOX AND PAPERS. SN 42392. Cal. 30-06. 22″ rnd bbl, banded ramp front sight w/fine bead, sporting rear sight w/set screw and elevator. Bbl is marked, “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. REMINGTON/ILION WORKS, ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” Caliber designation is on left side of chamber. The Enfield style action is marked on left front “REMINGTON/REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.”, left side, “MODEL-720/42392”. Mounted in some nicely figured walnut w/checkered forend, checkered grip cap and “FJA” inspector’s mark and cross cannon government inspector’s mark in center of left side. Approximately 1,000 of these guns were purchased by the Department of the Navy for inter-service competition. Accompanying the gun is its orig box incl orig sling and pamphlet w/wax paper and a green cosmoline bag. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Gun appears absolutely new. there are a couple light handling marks on top comb of stock. The blue is near 100% as is the wood finish. Sharp, crisp, clear inspector’s marks. Mechanics are crisp and bore appears to have light coat of rust preventative still in it. Likewise, box is in excellent condition w/intact and legible end label. Just an outstanding rare rifle w/its orig box. 4-33449 BDT236 (7,000-12,000)

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1122

*COMPOSITE FN-FAL SEMI AUTO RIFLE. SN G2820. Cal. 308. This early sear cut (G series) Belgian FN appears to be a composite of a C1A1 FAL and a L1A1 British rifle. FAL’s were used by most of the countries in the western world from the mid 1950’s right up through the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Rifle is in standard military configuration in fantastic condition both metal and wood. And is accompanied by bayonet and scabbard as well as the adjustable rear sight, front sight cover and sling. Rifle is also equipped with the rare dust cover with integral stripper clip guide. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 95% of its green finish with just a couple minor scuffs here and there from opening the receiver and using the selector. Bbl and front sight cover retain better than 98% of their dark gray finish. All three pieces of wood are in fantastic condition with no cracks or dents and just the slightest bit of scuffing on the buttstock. This rifle would be a great addition to any military collection. Mechanics are crisp with a mirror bright bore. 4-34049 (2,000-4,000)

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*RUSSIAN MODEL SVT38 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 4B233. Cal. 7.62 Russian. Rare SVT38 rifle with 26-3/4″ bbl including muzzle brake. It has standard rifle sights with 2-pc walnut stock and perforated handguard. The flat over chamber area has the Russian star and the date “1939”. Both sides of the receiver have scope rails which contain a forward sweeping scope base that contains a “1941” dated 3.5X sniper scope with post & crosshairs reticle. Scope is adjustable for windage & elevation. Fitted with an SVT 40 magazine. Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition on pg 276 and my name appears beneath the photo”. CONDITION: Very good, mismatched numbers. Metal on rifle retains 85-90% dull orig blue with usual nicks & scratches. Scope base & rings retain an old arsenal restoration. Scope retains about 95% orig blue with crisp optics. Wood is sound absent of varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in the grooves. 8-87582 BK (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL MATCH M1 GARAND. SN 5380102. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl, marked “NM” on left side near muzzle & over chamber area, which is dated “9-54”. Gas cylinder & sights are also National Match, however op rod is not marked. Mounted in extremely fine matching walnut stock & handguards with a “P” proof on wrist and glass bedding around receiver. It has a checkered sheet metal buttplate with trap. Left side of wrist has “DCM” eagle cartouche. Accompanied by an orig short Garand bayonet marked “AFH” and “US” with a flaming bomb with an orig Fiberglas sheath. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its orig arsenal finish to both metal & wood with fine greenish parkerizing on metal & beautiful oil finish on stock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is fine. 4-35657 JR418 (3,000-4,000)

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Correction: Image in printed catalogue is incorrect. Description is correct and image on web catalogue are correct.

*QUALITY HARDWARE M1 CARBINE. SN 4790070. Cal. 30 Carb. Standard early carbine with 18″ rnd bbl, orig winged front sight & ramp rear sight. It has early bbl band without bayonet lug & flat bolt with push button safety. Mounted in a fine walnut stock, probably a field replacement with small ordnance wheel on right side & a tiny “V” on pistol grip with “O-RM” stamp in the sling cut. No magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains most of its orig fine parkerized finish with slight wear on receiver rails. Stock is sound with minor handling & storage marks & retains most of its dark oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35069 JR412 (750-1,250)

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*WINCHESTER M1 CARBINE MILITARY RIFLE. SN 1314943. Cal. 30 Carbine. Standard rebuilt carbine in usual configuration with bayonet lug, electric penciled numbered flat bolt with flip safety & ramp rear sight. Fitted with an IBM Corp. bbl dated “9-43”. Mounted in a very nicely figured, orig equipment replacement walnut stock with canvas sling, oiler, mag pouch & two magazines. CONDITION: Extremely fine with all orig finish over all metal. Sound stock with minor storage & handling marks and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35978 JR411 (750-1,250)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 MILITARY TRENCH GUN. SN 949639. Cal. 12 ga. Blue finish with 20-1/2″ cylinder choke bbl with 4-line perforated steel handguard & bayonet lug with sling loop & corresponding loop in buttstock containing a canvas “Nobukl” sling. Top of bbl, over chamber, has Ordnance Corps flaming bomb & left rear side of receiver a large “U.S.” & Ordnance Corps flaming bomb. Shotgun was originally built as a takedown model but when factory made it as a trench gun they turned it into a solid frame model. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with rnd ribbed forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of buttstock has “W.B.” inspector initials in a rectangle cartouche over a tiny ordnance wheel. Accompanied by an orig Winchester “1917” dated bayonet with 16-3/4″ blade & wood handles. Which has its orig green leather scabbard with steel throat & tip. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 85-90% orig factory blue with fine surface rust & wear on magazine tube. Receiver retains about 90% strong orig blue with scattered fine pin prick pitting. Forearm is sound & may be an old replacement. Buttstock has two or three grain checks & retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-35066 JR416 (3,000-5,000)

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*LOT OF TWO SCARCE REMINGTON MODEL 11 SPORTSMAN RIOT SHOTGUNS. SN 486824 & 707162. Cal. 12 ga. Both shotguns are virtually identical with 20″ cylinder bore bbls, that have a “US” & flaming bomb over chamber areas & front left side of receivers. Receivers are also marked “MILITARY FINISH”. One bolt is simply marked “MODEL 11” and the other “THE SPORTSMAN”. Both are mounted in uncheckered American walnut with straight, smooth forearms & semi-pistol grip stocks with a small ordnance wheel & inspector initials “FJA” on left side. Both have Remington embossed mottled brown composition buttplates. Forearm on one shotgun is straight while on the Sportsman Model it has a slight rounded tip. CONDITION: Both are extremely fine with the Model 11 retaining 97-98% strong brushed blue military finish with minor sharp edge wear. It has been fired but very little. Sportsman Model retains 98-99% strong orig blue with minor sharp edge wear & a few minor storage marks in the wood, probably unfired. Both have crisp mechanics & bright shiny bores. 4-36227, 4-36229 JR413 (1,000-2,000)

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*SAVAGE STEVENS MODEL 620 MILITARY TRENCH GUN. SN 25935. Cal. 12 ga. Usual configuration with 20″ bbl, 6-row ventilated handguard with bayonet lug & sling loop with corresponding loop in buttstock. Top of receiver & top of bbl over chamber & right side of bbl have “P” proof marks with a flaming bomb also on right side of bbl. Left side of receiver has a “P” proof mark & flaming bomb on front edge with “U.S.” toward rear. Mounted with uncheckered oil finish walnut with smooth rnd forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with serrated hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be new & unfired. Retains virtually of its orig military finish to both metal & wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36226 JR414 (2,500-4,000)

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*STEVENS SAVAGE MODEL 520-30 MILITARY TRENCH SHOTGUN. SN 60710. Cal. 12 ga. Fine trench gun with 20″ rnd cylinder bore bbl with 6-line perforated handguard with bayonet lug & sling loop with corresponding loop in buttstock. Right side of bbl & left side of receiver have a “P” proof with Ordnance Corps flaming bomb. Left rear side of receiver has “U.S.”. Mounted with nicely figured uncheckered walnut with smooth rnd forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with serrated hard rubber buttplate that has a repaired crack. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig brushed military finish with minor handling & storage marks, appears to be unfired. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-36228 JR415 (2,000-4,000)

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RARE UNERTL USMC 8X SNIPER SCOPE. SN 1435. Fine WWII Marine sniper scope with 3/4″ tube, 24″ overall with target mounts. It has adjustable front objective & parallax adjustment at rear with orig dust covers. Top rear of tube is marked “J. UNERTL / USMC-SNIPER / 1435”. It has fine crosshair & dot reticle. Accompanied by its orig OD colored Fiberglas tube with attached cover & canvas carrying wire for web belt. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its orig factory blue on scope & mounts, possibly never mounted. Tube is equally new. 4-33455 JR151 (3,000-5,000)

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SCARCE REMINGTON KEENE SPORTING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 45-70. Scarce sporting rifle with 24″ rnd bbl, dovetail front sight mounted on front bbl band. It has 1,000 yard Remington ladder rear sight with bright polished bolt & bolt knob & case colored hammer. Usual Remington address & patent markings are on bolt not on left side of receiver as usual. Mounted in 1-pc walnut half stock with case colored middle band that has sling loop with corresponding loop in buttstock. It has blued steel trigger guard with a bright metal carrier. Only about 5,000 of these scarce rifles were made in period 1880-1883 in five different types, but approximately 4,000 were hunters’ rifles & carbines. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & front band retain 96-97% strong orig factory blue with a couple of light spots & a scratch or two in magazine tube. Receiver retains about 95% fading orig blue, slightly thinned over top. Hammer retains bright case colors on right side with balance fading to silver with spots of colour. Buttplate retains about 75% faded case colors, strong on tang and trigger guard retains about 90% strong orig blue. Forend cap retains most of its orig, moderately faded, case colors. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains most of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-35656 JR422 (3,000-4,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS 1ST MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 12601. Cal. 45-70. Usual configuration with 24″ rnd bbl, square base front sight with 1,000 yard ski jump ladder rear sight. It has usual Winchester name & address and patent markings in three lines on left side of receiver. Mounted in a 1-pc half stock with single band retained by spring keeper & straight stock with smooth steel carbine/musket buttplate. Right side of stock, below receiver has cutoff/safety. Although these rifles were made in large quantities in period 1879-99 not many are found unaltered with orig condition. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue thinning on bottom above forestock. Receiver retains about 70% orig blue with balance flaked to a light patina. Trigger guard retains about 70-75% orig blue with balance a blue/gray patina. Stock has a sling stud hole near toe, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and some chipping around bbl band and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-35411 JR423 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE SIG MODEL 550-1 SP SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 80074. Cal. 223. Extraordinarily well-made military style semi-auto rifle with 20″ rnd bbl including birdcage flash hider. It has top mounted gas system with shielded front sight and articulated night sight. Gas system is adjustable by means of a nut at end of gas tube. Receiver is gray baked enamel finish sheet metal with ambidextrous safety & bayonet style magazine catch. It has the outstanding Sig 400 yard rear sight with glow-in-the-dark dots at the 100 meter setting. Top of receiver has scope mounts containing a return to zero base with a Hensoldt ZF6x36 green enamel scope. Mounted with green synthetic forearm with integral bipod & pistol grip with side-folding skeleton stock with rubber butt pad. Accompanied by its orig gray Fiberglas carrying case containing a small cleaning pouch, two plastic 20-rd magazines & one 30-rd magazine. CONDITION: New, unfired, in the case. Optics, case & accessories are equally new. 4-35620 JR430 (5,000-7,000)

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*AUTO-ORDNANCE MODEL 1927A1 AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION KOREAN WAR COMMEMORATIVE THOMPSON SEMI-AUTO CARBINE WITH CASE. SN KW1125. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual Thompson configuration with 18″ rnd bbl including Cutts Compensator. Rear half of bbl has cooling fins. Mounted with very highly finished uncheckered walnut-stained hardwood with rectangular forearm that has grasping grooves, a grooved pistol grip & detachable shoulder stock. Forearm & buttstock have sling loops containing a black military style sling with brass fittings. Left side of frame has usual manufacturer’s name & address & patent numbers plus the American Historical Foundation information. Right side of frame has an inscribed, gold washed 48-star American flag at rear edge & a small medallion at front edge inscribed “KOREAN SERVICE”. Center is inscribed “KOREAN WAR COMMEMORATIVE THOMPSON / LEST WE FORGET 25 JUNE 1950 – 27 JULY 1953 / IN DEFENSE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE FREE WORLD”. Right side of grip has a blue, red & black cloissone medallion and each side of the stock, at receiver is inlaid with a blue, red & black medallion. Bbl & receiver are high polish blue with gold appointments. Accompanied by its orig glass top, gray velvet lined oak case. CONDITION: New & unfired, case is also new. 4-35481 JR434 (2,000-3,000)

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*AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION/SPRINGFIELD ARMORY INC. M1 GARAND SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN WW0241. Cal. 30-06. Standard Garand configuration with 23-1/2″ bbl mounted in select grain highly finished walnut stock with matching upper & lower handguards. Receiver, bbl, bolt & op rod along with trigger guard & floorplate and bbl bands are all highly polished blue finish with several small pieces & parts including sights, gold plated. Op rod has American eagle & is inscribed “WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE M1 GARAND”. Right rear side of receiver has four gold stars. Accompanied by a leather & brass military style sling & its orig glass top, gray velvet lined display case. CONDITION: New, unfired, case is equally new. 4-35482 JR436 (2,000-3,000)

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*IVER JOHNSON/AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION WWII COMMEMORATIVE M1 CARBINE WITH CASE. SN WW0857. Cal. 30 Carb. Standard carbine with 18″ bbl, winged front sight & ramp rear sight with flat bolt & flip safety mounted in a highly finished, nicely grained uncheckered American walnut stock with standard oval oiler cut & fitted with a bbl band without bayonet lug. Right side of buttstock is inlaid with a gold & black cloissone medallion. Front sight, rear sight & other small pieces are gold plated with balance a high polish blue. Op rod has a small American eagle & is inscribed “WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE M1 CARBINE”. Accompanied by its orig walnut glass top presentation case with brass plaque in right front. CONDITION: New, unfired. Case is equally new. 4-35483 JR433 (2,000-3,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1911A1 ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER COMMEMORATIVE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5721PTO. Cal. 45 ACP. Bright chrome finish with usual configuration marked on left side of slide with the names of battles of WWII in Pacific Theater. Company name & address and a rampant Colt are on left front of frame. Right side of slide is inscribed “WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE / PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS”. Fitted with smooth rosewood grips with gold medallions & accompanied by an orig satin chrome magazine. Also accompanied by its orig light colored wood display case with faux bamboo top & glass interior in the lid with green velvet lining in bottom, fitted for the pistol, a silver rectangular plaque & seven chrome plated dummy cartridges. CONDITION: New & unfired, pistol retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Case has a minor ding & a few scratches on front, otherwise is equally fine. 4-35484 JR431 (1,500-2,500)

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1139

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE INCREDIBLE SCALE MODEL GERMAN FIELD HOWITZER. Incredibly detailed & completely functional scale model German field Howitzer. It has about a 11-1/2″ 60 caliber smoothbore, stepped, Krupp steel bbl & functioning half-thread breech block. There are handles & levers that function exactly like a full size Howitzer, just in miniature. The articulated trail is mostly of brass with nickel plated steel fittings. It has the gunner’s & loader’s seats just as in the original with the protective shielding around the front. Detail is so complete it even has the folding front fenders & the gunner’s door in left side. The end of the trail is articulated as in the original which lowers a spade shaped device to dig into the ground to prevent traveling to the rear when gun is fired but folds out of the way for traveling. One of the tiny cranks raises & lowers the bbl on rack & pinion gears and another crank on the other side traverses the axle for fine positioning. Wheels are of wood, 6-3/4″ diameter, with offset rims which are nickel plated steel. Width to the outside of axles is approx. 11″ and it is about 9-3/4″ high from floor to top of shield & approx. 27″ overall length. There are so many specific functions on this model that there isn’t sufficient space to detail them all. Top of bbl, over chamber area, is marked with the Argentinian crest. Apparently this was a working bench model or sample taken to Argentina to solicit orders. In more than 50 years of experience in the firearms business this is one of the finest, most detailed models this cataloger has ever examined. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 50-60% orig nickel finish with recoil apparatus below retaining about 80% orig nickel finish. All brass is a wonderful mellow medium mustard patina. One of wheels has a small, easily repaired crack in the wooden rim, and there appears to be one or two small pieces missing from the Howitzer but that is not certain as there is no reference for comparison. 4-35324 JR438 (5,000-10,000)

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1140

RARE WWII PLYWOOD FOOTLOCKER THAT BELONGED TO MAJ. GEN. GEORGE S. PATTON. Standard issue olive drab painted plywood foot locker with metal reinforced corners & edges, 32″ long x 16″ deep x 13″ high with flat lid, two steel latches & a padlock hasp. Interior has stanchions to support top tray which is missing. Inside lid is marked “NEEVEL MFG. CO. / 1942”. Exterior is marked in white paint in several places & then painted over with black paint “MAJ. GEN. GEORGE S. PATTON”. Another spot on lid is marked in same manor, “HOLD FOR: / COL. B.M. HARLOE G.S.C. / 0-8561”. On top of the lid a small board has been nailed to right front corner which is imprinted “LT. ROBERT G. BOX / RESEARCH GROUP ‘C’ / HQ. SEVENTH ARMY / APO 758 N.Y.C.”. There is also a round purple postage cancellation stamp. Center of locker has an approx. 5″ dull red painted band completely around locker. In the top, on this red band, is an old paper label with red border typewritten “ROBERT G. BOX / HDQS. ATLANTIC BASE SECTION”. Front of locker is printed in black paint with Lt. Box’s name & his officer’s service number “0-2046640”. Left end of box has the white paint stencil with black overpaint “DET.-684 / FOR 8986-KK-I-TAT”. Rear of locker at the top has “BOX” in large hand painted black letters, twice. Below that in white painted stencil with black overpaint is Maj. Gen. Patton’s name & on bottom again with the Col. B.M. Harloe information repeated. Right end of locker has white paint stencil the same as is on left end but without black overpaint. Accompanied by a copy of an email from Fort Knox, KY which states that Col. Bartley Marcus Harloe was in the General’s Staff Corps, August 1940 – August 1942 and was Chief of Staff for the Atlantic Base section 1942-43 in the 7th Army under Gen. Patton. Gen. George S. Patton was promoted to Major General in April 1941 and was in Africa & Sicily 1942-43. He was promoted to rank of Lt. General in March of 1943 while in Sicily in charge of 7th Army. Lt. Robert Box was with the Headquarters 7th Army in Sicily, assigned to Research Group C in 1943 under Gen. Patton. The information regarding Gen. Patton, Col. Harloe & Lt. Box was provided by the Patton Museum, Fort Knox, KY. It certainly can be stated with a reasonable degree of certainty that this was Gen. Patton’s footlocker sometime in the period between April 1941 & March 1943. Given that Col. Harloe & Lt. Box both worked directly for him it can also be reasonably assumed, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that this footlocker was passed from Gen. Patton to Col. Harloe & finally to Lt. Box. Lt. Box maintained this footlocker in his possession from about 1943 until he passed away in the early 21st century. His widow then sold it to the consignor. PROVENANCE: Gen. George S. Patton; Col. Bartley M. Harloe; Lt. Robert G. Fox. CONDITION: About good. Retains most of its orig olive drab paint with moderate soil & some light splinter damage to one end of lid. Hinges, latches & hasps are fine. Some of metal trim is rusted. 4-35360 JR451 (3,000-5,000)

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1140A

FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY GERMAN BRASS GUARD’S HELMET. Typical dress parade or guard’s helmet with round body and shelved front brim & lobster tail rear edge with fishscale chin strap and an orange & white rosette on right side with a black & white rosette on left side. Front has large crest of the Royal Guard’s unit with a huge brass eagle perched on a German silver-plate on top. Eagle is wearing a crown. It has its orig leather lining. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal is sound & free of dents, lightly tarnished. Chin strap leather is broken. Lining is dry & flaking, missing its tie string. 4-35047 (5,000-6,000)

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1140B

LATE 19TH CENTURY GERMAN ENLISTED MAN’S CAVALRY METAL PICKLEHAUB STYLE HELMET. Round bucket style helmet with pointed spike on top, nickeled steel with a lobster tail style back edge and a short brim over front edge. Front has the German crest of a large eagle with a ribbon across its breast & wings inscribed “MIT GOTT FUR KOENIG UND VATERLAND” (With God For King & Country). It has an orange & white rosette on right side and a black & white rosette on left with leather chin strap and orig leather lining. CONDITION: Fair to good. Overall quite tarnished retaining generous amounts of orig finish. Lining is intact. 4-35048 (2,250-2,750)

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1141

VERY RARE CASED MODEL 1893 BORCHARDT SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH ACCESSORIES. SN 339. Cal. 30 Borchardt. Made by Loewe of Berlin with 7-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, pinned front sight with loewe chamber markings & patent markings on toggle. It has “BUG” proofs on bbl with “BU” proofs on frame. Right side of frame is marked “SYSTEM BORCHARDT.PATENT.”. Fitted with nicely checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig green felt lined Borchardt case compartmented in bottom for pistol, stock, three magazines, a dummy cleaning magazine, cheekpiece, screwdriver/cleaning rod handle & a leather covered tin of German vaseline. Holster, oil bottle, small tools & accessories are missing. It also has a homemade stock that was not completed & is missing the iron. Only about 1,100 of these complicated & well-made pistols were ever manufactured by two makers, Loewe & DWM and surviving examples are rare. CONDITION: Pistol is very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 94-96% glossy orig blue with fire blue & straw colors remaining on various small parts. Back strap is a little thin with some surface freckling. All visible numbers are matching with matching numbered cheekpiece & three matching numbered orig magazines. Magazines are all fine with two of them retaining most of their orig nickel finish and third one about 90% orig nickel. Dummy magazine is fine with some minor chips around oil container& retains most of its orig finish. Accessories are fine. Case exterior is rough with a crack in lid & another in bottom but still retains about 85% of its orig black leatherette/oil cloth covering. Interior is lightly soiled & faded with wear from pistol. Pistol mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33764 JR150 (15,000-20,000)

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1142

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1897 NO. 5 BERGMANN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 260. 7.8 mm Bergmann. Very rare pistol, only 800 made in late 19th century. Blue finish with tapered rnd bbl, square base, dovetailed, barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter adjustable rear sight. Is fitted with matching numbered box magazine & checkered, Bergmann logo, hard rubber grips. The top of the bolt is marked “PISTOLET BERGMANN / PATENT BREVETE S.G.D.G.” It has beautiful straw colored parts with fire blued sight & safety. This rare pistol is accompanied by it’s orig, matching numbered, russet brown leather, steel frame stock/holster. Very few of these rare pistols are know today and almost none survive with their matching number stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching including magazine and stock. The pistol retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light holster wear on the frame and slight dulling on the grips. Stock is extraordinarily fine, soft and supple, retaining most of its orig oiled finish. Stock iron retains most of its orig factory blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35104 JR128 (12,500-17,500)

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1143

*RARE BERGMANN MARS MODEL 1903 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 288. Cal. 9 mm Bergmann. Most unusual pistol with blue finish, 4″ ribbed bbl with integral wedge shaped, half moon front sight & raised fixed rear sight on a platform at rear of pistol. This early pistol borrows from the Model 96 Broomhandle Mauser with a detachable box magazine in a housing in front of trigger guard & incorporates a Broomhandle Mauser style thumb safety. Accompanied by an orig box magazine with serial number “763”. Fitted with full checkered wood grips. Only about 900 of these pistols were made in this caliber & never became popular, consequently few have ever been imported into the U.S. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about 88-90% dull orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear with front & back straps turned brown. Magazine retains about 75% orig blue. Trigger & hammer retain about 95% orig straw colors. Right grip has a chip at top front, otherwise they are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light frosting. 4-35605 JR269 (2,000-3,000)

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1144

*BERGMANN SIMPLEX SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 3510. Cal. 8 mm Bergmann. Late production rare pistol with magazine release behind magazine housing with push button on right side. It has blue finish with 2-1/4″ ribbed bbl, half moon wedge shaped front sight & fixed rear sight. Fitted with “Simplex” hard rubber grips & has a thumb safety on left side. This is an improved design over the Model 1896 pistol with staggered column box magazine in a housing in front of trigger guard. As with other Bergmann pistols it never became popular in the United States & few of the limited production were imported. CONDITION: About good. Overall retains 60-70% thin orig finish turning plum to brown on sides, stronger in sheltered areas with fine pitting on left side of frame & magazine housing. Grips have a repaired crack at top rear, otherwise are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-35331 JR270 (2,000-3,000)

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1145

EXTREMELY RARE BROOMHANDLE MAUSER LARGE RING PISTOL CARBINE. SN 603. Cal. 7.63 MM Mauser. Blue finish with 15-7/8″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with silver bead & a 500 meter rear sight. Top of chamber has standard markings with standard Mauser markings on left side of frame. Hammer spur has large ring with concentric rings surrounding central hole. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered fiddleback walnut with semi-schnable tipped, tapered rnd forearm & pistol grip buttstock with Mauser logo hard rubber buttplate. Tip of forearm & bottom of stock have sling eyes orig to the gun. This pistol is pictured on p. 204 of The Broomhandle Pistol 1896-1936, Erickson & Pate. Very few of these commercial carbines were ever made with a limited number of those having been imported into United States. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wood & appended metal. Bbl & receiver retain 98-99% strong, bright orig blue with beautiful fire blue on extractor, firing pin retainer, sight slide & safety. Wood is sound with some clamp marks on forearm & a few minor nicks & scratches elsewhere and retains about all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35105 JR131 (25,000-30,000)

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1146

*VERY RARE MAUSER MODEL 1896 BROOMHANDLE FLAT SIDE LARGE RING PISTOL WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 27213. Cal. 30 Mauser. Rare flat side large ring broomhandle with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight & 50-1000m rear sight. Left side of frame is marked “VON LENGERKE / & DETMOLD / NEW-YORK” and it has the early large ring hammer spur with concentric rings. Fitted with 23-line walnut grips & has a lanyard stud in butt. Accompanied by its orig, matching numbered walnut stock/holster. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Pistol retains 97-98% strong orig blue with a few minor nicks & a couple of scratches on frame & slight edge wear on slide. Extractor, sight slide, firing pin retainer & safety retain most of their orig fire blue with strong straw colors on trigger & bolt knob. Grips are sound showing light wear, retaining most of their orig varnish. Stock has a hairline & chip in lid & a small hairline on back side with light nicks, scratches & bruises and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-33475 JR132 (4,000-7,000)

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1147

*RARE LARGE RING BROOMHANDLE MAUSER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH HOLSTER/STOCK. SN 31108. Cal. 30 Mauser. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with 50-1,000 meter rear sight. It has milled panel frame with lightning cuts in slide rails & a large ring hammer with concentric rings around center hole. Fitted with 23-line serrated walnut grips & has a stud & ring in butt. Left side of frame is marked “VON LENGERKE / & DETMOLD / NEW-YORK”. Accompanied by an orig commercial walnut holster/stock with large Mauser banner on back side. Orig attaching iron is unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all numbered parts are matching including grips. Overall retains about 95-96% strong orig factory blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear & some slight holster wear on bbl. Grips show light to moderate wear with some slight oil staining. Mechanics are crisp, bright bore with some light frosting. Holster/stock is completely sound with light nicks, dings & scratches & retains most of its orig factory varnish. Hinge retains most of its orig blue with attaching iron retaining about 70% orig blue. Altogether a fine rare set. 4-36212 JR300 (4,000-7,000)

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1148

*EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE COPY OF A 20-SHOT BROOMHANDLE MAUSER PISTOL WITH HOLSTER/STOCK. SN 631007. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. Rare copy of a rare Broomhandle Mauser, probably made for a Chinese warlord with blue finish, 5-1/2″ stepped bbl, barleycorn front sight & 50-1,000 meter rear sight. It has milled panel frame with a crude Mauser banner on left side & crude Mauser markings on right side. Top flat over chamber of bbl also has crude Mauser markings with crude representations of crown “U” proofs. Mounted with 1930’s style, 12-groove wood grips with a sling stud & ring in the butt. It has extended, fixed 20-shot magazine. Accompanied by a very well made, orig Chinese copy of the 20-shot broomhandle holster/stock with dbl hinges & a Mauser banner on right side. It also has orig leather strap. No import marks observed.” CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching. Overall retains 97-98% strong blue finish, appears to be an old restoration but possibly orig Chinese blue. Mechanics are fine. Rifling shows moderate wear. Stock is sound with a fine hand rubbed oil finish. 4-35107 JR135 (10,000-15,000)

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1149

*RARE CHINESE SHANSEI ARSENAL COPY OF BROOMHANDLE MAUSER. SN 7179. Cal. 45 ACP. One of the very few Chinese made broomhandle pistols produced in 1931 at the Shansei Arsenal in China with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, long barleycorn front sight & 100-1,000 meter rear sight. Sides of frame have Mauser style milling cuts with Chinese characters on both sides. Grips are serrated walnut and it has a stud & ring in butt. Accompanied by an orig Chinese-made walnut holster/stock. This gun is pictured on p. 256 of the book The Broomhandle Pistol 1896-1936, Erickson & Pate. Approx. 8,000 of these rare pistols were made & used by the Chinese prior to and during WWII, few survive today, especially with orig shoulder stocks. CONDITION: Fine, all matching, grips & stock are unnumbered. Metal has an unfinished gray color and appears to have never been finished with a few nicks & dings. Grips show moderate wear with nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Stock is very fine and retains most of an old restored finish. 4-35106 JR134 (5,000-7,000)

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1150

*ASTRA 900 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL. SN 11327. Cal. 30. 5-1/2″ bbl. With the early single lined address, these pistols were used by both Spanish and German forces. Overall condition is very good plus. Bore is bright and shiny. This Astra shows nearly all of it’s professionally restored blue with just some slight wear around the muzzle and is accompanied by a post war holster. CONDITION: Upper receiver shows better than 98% or it’s finish w/ just some slight wear around the muzzle from being holstered. Lower receiver also shows better than 95% of finish, w/ just some light handling marks on grip straps and grooved wood grips show excellent w/ no marring (possibly old replacements). Nitride blue on extractor, rear sight, and wedge shows better than 90%. Holster shows near excellent w/ just a couple like scratches present. 4-33185 JDJ (1,500-2,000)

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1151

*BERGMANN MODEL 1910/21 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL WITH ORIG HOLSTER. SN 11924. Cal. 9mm Bergmann. 3-7/8” ribbed bbl. Issue number 3397 is engraved on right side of receiver. Magazine number is 379. Plain walnut grips have the last three digits of SN. Brown leather holster is marked “crown / HV / 33” on front of flap with other stamping inside, unreadable. There are three graduated pouches under the flap, which has two retaining snaps. Metal tip of holster has been plated. Cleaning rod is missing. Made for the Danish army in Belgium. CONDITION: Very fine with 85% thinning blue overall. Grips show minor handling marks. Mechanically fine 4-31151 JDJ (2,000-3,000)

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1151A

*RARE ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED CUSTOM LUGER ARTILLERY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL THAT BELONGED TO ALBERT SPEER. SN 870. Cal. 9 mm. Custom blue finish with 6-3/8″ custom bbl with Germanic style rib & barleycorn front sight with fixed rear sight at back of rear toggle link. Entire pistol has about 60% coverage fine foliate, floral & arabesque pattern engraving with almost full coverage on bbl. It has dates “1920” & “1921” in gold over chamber & the DWM scroll on front toggle link is also in gold. Mounted with smooth ivory grips carved on left side “Albert Speer” with acorn & oak leaf patterns & acorn & oak leaf patterns on right side. Left side panel on frame & rail are engraved in foliate patterns with shaded background while right side rail is engraved with a series of “S”‘s. All engraving has matching shaded background. Bottom of bbl has serial number & a crown proof with full serial number also on left side of receiver with another crown proof on right side of receiver. Frame has serial number in usual position at front edge. Left side of breech block has a large eagle proof. Right side of breech block has the imperial crown proof. Accompanied by an FXO all blue magazine with two eagle “37” proofs. Accompanied by a small tag which is inscribed “Given to Ben Miller by Count Bennadotte 1946”. Ben Miller was Dr. Frank Miller’s father. Ben Miller was a world traveler & big game hunter who traveled throughout Europe & Africa & therefore would have been in a position to have met someone such as Count Bennadotte. It appears that the name on tag is misspelled & should read Bernadotte. Another pistol, a Walther PP, of the Nazi era also has a similar tag with the name “Count Folke Bernadotte”.___ A Google search disclosed that Folke Bernadotte was nephew of the Swedish King & during WWII helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust fleeing Nazi occupied Denmark into Sweden. As the war was ending he organized a convoy of white buses into Germany to rescue concentration camp prisoners, saving 20,000 before the end of the war and transporting them back to Sweden & another 10,000 in the month after the end of the war. In 1948 with the occupation of Palestine he became first UN mediator ever dispatched to negotiate a peace. His plans for peace between Israel & Palestine was rejected by both sides & on Sept. 17, 1948 he was assassinated by an Israeli gang. The Israeli commander who approved & signed off on the hit is alleged to have been none other than Yitzak Shamir who later became Prime Minister of Israel. How Ben Miller became closely associated with Count Bernadotte is unclear but they were both active during the same period & conceivably could have crossed paths on one of Mr. Miller’s hunting safaris. ____Albert Speer was born in 1905, educated in Germany as an architect & received his license in 1927. He joined the Nazi party in 1931 and very shortly thereafter became Hitler’s personal architect. He designed numerous facilities & buildings for Hitler and in 1942 became Germany’s Minister of Armaments & supervised wartime production. It is speculated that his great organizational skills prolonged the war at least for an additional year. However, at the end he thwarted Hitler’s scorched earth policy which, allegedly, would have utterly destroyed Germany. In 1946, at the Nuremburg war trials, he was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment. After he was released he wrote his memoirs, became wealthy and spent remainder of his years trying to make amends for himself & the Nazi Party. He died in 1981. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all visible numbers are matching except firing pin which is numbered “04” & grips are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its fine orig custom blue & straw colors. Grips are fine, show light wear in engraving & retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36215 JR301 (4,000-5,000)

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1152

*VERY IMPORTANT & EXCEEDINGLY RARE LUGER DWM 1904 NAVY REWORK. SN 69. Cal. 9 mm. This was the first Luger variation to be adopted by the German military. Only a few examples are known to exist. This gun was reworked to 4″ by the Naval Ordinance in the 1920’s with a new bbl, receiver, and grips. This gun retains about 75% of the orig rework blue with light to medium pitting on many surfaces and about 20% of the orig straw with similar putting. This gun appears on pages 76 and 77 of the early Luger book Luger Variations by Harry Jones, which was published in 1959. He commented that this gun was the only example available for him to obtain a photograph and/or information. It appears today the same as it did then, almost 50 years ago. CONDITION: The bore is worn and pitted. Gun is all matching except for the receiver, magazine, and grips which were replaced when the gun was reworked. The orig frame retains the orig lead main spring in front of the rear grip strap. During the rework, the grip safety was removed and the safety lever was altered to be safe in the up position. The replacement receiver retains its orig number; “36”, and has a “1920” Reichswar stamp above the chamber. The bbl was also shortened during the rework and numbered to the gun, both the bbl and receiver have post-1904 era Navy proofs. The bbl’s orig number is still partially visible, and the suffix letter: “b” remains, The orig toggle, with 90 degree checkering, is missing the toggle lock, which would have been removed during the rework. The front toggle has the orig “short eared” extractor. “N 1728” ( a Naval Unit Mark) was added to the rear grip strap during the Nazi era. 4-32997 (15,000-20,000)

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1153

*DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER WITH IDEAL GRIPS. SN 13258. Cal. 30 Luger. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on top toggle link & American eagle over chamber and it has dished toggles with grip safety & thumb safety. Mounted with smooth walnut grips with the Ideal attaching metal and a correct leather & steel Ideal holster/stock marked “PATENTS PENDING” on each side of butt area. It also has a spring steel belt clip that can be mounted on either side of holster body. Stock frame is extendable by simply depressing a button on top & bottom of frame. Accompanied by its correct wood bottom magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 96% blue and about 75% straw colors on small parts. Grips are lightly worn with some scuffs and light scratches. Magazine is very good with a few minor chips and dings. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with light frosting in grooves. 4-35339 JR127 (4,000-6,000)

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1154

*DWM 1906 NAVY FIRST ISSUE LUGER. SN 5178. Cal. 9 mm. 6″ bbl, 100/200 meter adjustable Navy sight, DWM scroll on front toggle link, and eagle “M” on left receiver and bbl. All numbered parts on the gun are matching, including the grips. Magazine is proper Navy concentric ring wood bottom style with a number that does not match. A totally original Navy Luger in above average condition. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 90% blue with scattered light pitting and 70% straw. Bore is worn and pitted. Mechanics are fine. Grips have light wear with some chips and indentations and are dark in color. Magazine is good with some chips to the bottom. 4-35340 BS61 (4,000-6,000)

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1155

*DWM 1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 9231. Cal. 30. 4-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link and American eagle above chamber. Dish toggles. Grip safety. All numbered parts are matching, including grips. Correct wood bottom magazine. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 93% blue with scattered pitting in some areas and about 45% straw. Bore is sharp with some light pitting towards chamber. Mechanics are fine. Walnut grips are worn with minor dings and indentations but nice color and wood grain is visible. Magazine is excellent. 4-33474 BS63 (2,000-4,000)

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1156

*MAUSER 1938 S-42 LUGER. SN 2300n. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. A beautiful restored condition WWII German military issue Luger. All parts are matching numbers, including the checkered walnut grips. Magazine has been renumbered. CONDITION: About 98% blue with near excellent walnut grips. Mechanics are fine. Bore is bright and sharp. 4-33001 JDJ (1,750-2,500)

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1157

*MAUSER 1938 S/42 LUGER. SN 9447f. SN 9447f. Cal. 9mm. 4″ bbl. A nice military Luger with a brown leather Gustav Reinhardt Berlin 1929 Police holster marked “L.Sch.123.” with extra Mauser aluminum bottom magazine. CONDITION: Beautiful, professionally restored condition, retaining about 97% of the blue. All parts are matching numbered, including the very good checkered walnut grips. Mechanics are fine, bore has minor wear and frosting. 4-33077 JDJ (2,000-3,000)

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1158

*EXTREMELY RARE WALTHER 480 CODE “PRIVAT” MARKED P38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL TWO BARREL SET. SN 3055. Cal. 9 mm & 30 Luger. Extremely rare pistol with bright, high polish blue finish, two 5″ bbls, in listed calibers. The 9 mm bbl has Nazi eagle proofs & eagle “359” Waffenampts on right side of lug & breech block. The 30 caliber bbl has eagle “N” proof in same positions. Right side of frame has eagle “N” proof with eagle “359” Waffenampts on slide lock & side of frame, overstamped with “Privat”. Slide has usual markings on left side with an eagle “359” Waffenampt in front of rear sight & an eagle “N” proof on right front of slide. Fitted with checkered black composition grips that are marked on inside with “480” code & an eagle “359” Waffenampt with other markings & proof marks and accompanied by an eagle “359” Waffenampt marked magazine. Also accompanied by the orig war trophy certificate dated Nov. 17, 1945 to Lloyd E. Daniel identifying this pistol by serial number. Not only is the 480 Code P38 a great rarity, the “Privat” marked frame is doubly rare & to have matching numbered 9 mm & 30 caliber bbls is virtually unknown. This pistol undoubtedly would have belonged to a high ranking civilian official in Nazi government. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including both bbls, slide & frame. Magazine & grips are unnumbered but undoubtedly are orig to this pistol. Overall retains 97-98% strong, glossy, orig factory blue with a few scattered spots of rust on each side of slide. Front strap is a little thin. Grips are sound with crisp checkering showing extremely light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with a slight roughness in 30 caliber bore. 4-35603 JR263 (12,500-17,500)

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1159

*EXTREMELY RARE WALTHER EXPERIMENTAL HP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 15365. Cal. 9 mm. Extremely rare pistol, according to consignor one of only 46 of this type believed to have been produced of the total estimated 100 alloy frame pieces that were built as an experiment in lighter frame pistols. Only 46 of the 100 had the machined space in trigger well and consignor states it is believed that only 6 of those are known. Primary reason for their tremendous scarcity was the fact that the ones with the machined well tended to crack during firing whereas the others, without the machined well, apparently held up under test firing & were produced at a later date. This pistol has a blued 5″ bbl with standard HP front sight & fixed rear sight mounted on slide. Right side of bbl lug & breech block have eagle “N” proofs with last two digits of serial number upside down. Slide has usual HP markings & Walther banner on left side with eagle “N” proof & eagle “359” Waffenampt, with serial number on top of the right slide rail. It has the round, later type firing pin. Frame is in the white with light machine marks & is unmarked on left side with serial number on right side along with an eagle “N” proof. It also has an experimental horseshoe-shaped sear that has an etched eagle “359” Waffenampt on left side & a lanyard staple in left heel, also made of aluminum. Area in front of trigger well is machined away as a means of reducing weight. All the small parts are blued with no observed numbers or proofs except the sear as noted. Pistol is fitted with extremely rare checkered & carved walnut grips with oak leaf patterns completely around each side leaving a checkered center panel similar to that observed on other presentation Lugers & P-38’s. A truly rare & desirable variation of the rare HP. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & slide retain 88-90% thin orig high polish blue. Frame is in the white with minor bright edges from handling. Grips show moderate to heavy wear & old oil stains. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some very fine frosting. 4-35572 JR268 (7,500-12,500)

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1160

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WALTHER MODEL 9 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH CASE. SN 525061. Cal. 6.35 mm (25 ACP). Beautiful little vest pocket pistol with 2″ bbl & smooth ivory grips. Left grip has a white & gold cloisonne button with initials “CW” in an oval. Right side has an engraved gold button with intertwined initials “LSD”. Pistol has about 80% coverage extremely fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving with “WALTHER” in a banner on left side of slide along with standard marking. Right side of slide also has standard Walther markings. Base of magazine is also engraved & has “WALTHER” in a banner. Entire pistol is gold washed. Accompanied by its orig black leatherette covered, black silk & velvet lined, “cigarette” style case form fitted in bottom for pistol. Top of case has gold embossed initials “L.S.D.”. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about 50% thin orig gold wash. Left grip has a couple of cracks with age lines on both sides. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case has a few scuffs on lid but is equally fine. 4-36208 JR299 (3,000-5,000)

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1161

*SCARCE PRE-WW II ENGRAVED WALTHER PP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 236280p. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, eagle “N” proof on bbl with serial number on right side of frame in usual position. Pistol has full coverage, beautiful, well-executed foliate & floral arabesque pattern engraving with fine shaded background. Fitted with highly figured, thumb rest, carved & checkered French walnut grips. Accompanied by a brown leather belt holster, probably for another pistol. Also accompanied by a small string tag inscribed “Given to Ben Miller by Count Folke Bernadotte 1946”.___ Ben Miller was Dr. Frank Miller’s father & was a world traveler & big game hunter who traveled throughout Europe & Africa & therefore would have been in a position to have met someone such as Count Bernadotte. A Google search disclosed that Folke Bernadotte was nephew of the Swedish King & during WWII helped save thousands of Jews during the Holocaust fleeing Nazi occupied Denmark into Sweden. As the war was ending he organized a convoy of white buses into Germany to rescue concentration camp prisoners, saving 20,000 before the end of the war and transporting them back to Sweden & another 10,000 in the month after the end of the war. In 1948 with the Jewish occupation of Palestine he became first UN mediator ever dispatched to negotiate a peace. His plans for peace between Israel & Palestine was rejected by both sides & on Sept. 17, 1948 he was assassinated by an Israeli gang. The Israeli commander who approved & signed off on the hit is alleged to have been none other than Yitzak Shamir who later became Prime Minister of Israel. How Ben Miller became associated with Count Bernadotte is unclear but they were both active during the same period & conceivably could have crossed paths on one of Mr. Miller’s hunting safaris.____ Another pistol also being sold in this auction, a custom artillery Luger owned by Albert Speer also from the Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection is also alleged to have been given to Ben Miller by Count Bernadotte. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller estate collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its custom blue finish with only sharp edge wear. Grips are outstanding retaining most of their orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster shows heavy wear with some loose stitching on spare magazine pouch. 4-36214 JR302 (2,000-3,000)

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1162

*SCARCE JAPANESE BABY NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2054. Cal. 7 mm Nambu. Fine, well made little pistol that looks like the larger Pappa Nambu with blue finish, 3-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight & groove rear sight. Receiver ring has connecting three circles monogram of the Koishikawa Arsenal & it has Japanese characters on right rear side. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips & accompanied by one matching numbered magazine & a spare magazine numbered “4177”. Also accompanied by a reproduction Baby Nambu clamshell holster with strap & 8-rds of reloaded ammunition in pouch. Additionally accompanied by a baggie of loose orig ammunition. These very scarce pistols were generally awarded as military academy honor graduate prizes by the Emperor. Others were private purchase by high ranking Japanese officers. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All visible numbers are matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with faint muzzle edge wear, a thin spot on right front of slide & a slightly thinned back strap. Grips are sound with a small chip on top left & show very light wear. Orig magazine is crisp & new, spare magazine is about 98%. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Reproduction holster is new. 4-36219 JR435 (3,000-4,000)

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1163

*JAPANESE GRANDPAPPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 185. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Fine early Japanese pistol made by the Kayoba Factory Ltd., Tokyo, Japan for commercial distribution. Made with a tiny trigger guard referred to as the peanut guard. It has a front grip safety & full checkered walnut grips with a matching numbered, checkered cherry wood based magazine. Back strap is slotted for shoulder stock. It has a dovetailed barleycorn front sight on a rectangular base & a 500 meter rear sight. Few of these well made pistols survive today. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all numbered parts are matching including magazine & grips. Disassembly was not affected to check for internal matching parts. Overall retains 95-97% strong, bright orig factory blue with a couple small spots of holster wear on bottom of bbl & some light freckles of rust on front & back straps. Grips are sound showing light wear. Magazine is extremely fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36216 JR303 (5,000-8,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE JAPANESE TYPE 94 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Extremely rare Type 94 pistol with blue finish, 4″ bbl & checkered black composition grips. It has Japanese characters on left side of frame & slide with Nagoya arsenal mark & other Japanese characters on right side. It also has production date code “10.6” & sgl digit serial number. Accompanied by an all nickel matching numbered magazine & an orig russet brown leather holster with nickel snap cover. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, appears to be new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its strong orig commercial type finish with only light spots of rust on left front end of slide. Grips are crisp showing no wear. Magazine is also crisp. Holster is extremely fine with a few nicks & scratches, missing straps. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36217 JR304 (3,000-5,000)

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1165

*JAPANESE TYPE 14 NAMBU PISTOL. SN 97092. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Produced in 1941 with “16.8” code on right side of frame. It has Negoya Arsenal mark in front of serial number along with another mark that is unfamiliar. Left side of frame has four Japanese characters. This pistol, having been built in wartime with rushed production, has a light brushed blue finish, approaching commercial finish. Fitted with serrated, flat wood grip panels and accompanied by an aluminum base nickeled body magazine numbered “622”. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except firing pin which is unnumbered & magazine as noted. Overall retains virtually all of its orig arsenal finish, probably unfired. Trigger retains about all of its orig straw colors. Safety lever has a welded repair. Grips are fine, magazine is crisp. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37258 JR455 (500-800)

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1166

*JAPANESE TYPE 14 NAMBU PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. SN 19905. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Standard Type 14 with large trigger guard, fixed sights, 3-ring striker knob & serrated wood grips. Accompanied by one matching numbered magazine & an orig clamshell russet brown leather holster containing an orig cleaning rod. Inside the flap has Japanese characters & it is accompanied by an orig shoulder strap. Left side of frame has usual Japanese characters & right side usual markings with manufacturing code “19.6”. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All visible numbers are matching including magazine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with slight sharp edge holster wear & some light rust spotting on back strap. Grips are crisp & retain most orig varnish. Magazine is also crisp & clean with slight edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is fine with light soil & scratches on flap & retains most of its orig russet brown finish. 4-36218 JR305 (1,000-2,000)

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1167

*SCARCE NAZI MARKED SAUER MODEL H SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. SN 467834. Cal. 7.65 mm (32 ACP). Late war production with rough machine finish having an eagle “N” proof below serial number & an eagle “37” Waffenampt on left front web of trigger guard. It has fixed sights with a thumb safety on left side of slide & de-cocking lever on left side of frame, along with magazine release. Mounted with checkered Sauer & Son black composition grips & a hard chrome trigger. Accompanied by a brown leather holster with long front flap that fits over a brass staple with a leather strap closure & belt loop on back. Belt loop has a maker’s mark that is indecipherable. CONDITION: Pistol appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its rough dark blue/black finish. Grips are crisp, crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Holster is very worn & soiled with a partially open back seam. 4-37259 JR456 (500-800)

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1168
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Serial Number PX1922A was offered as lot 373 in Butterfield & Butterfield Auction # 5617A (8/93) as part of the esteemed Press Collection of firearms. Consignor received the gun the same month from Wm Drollinger, a noted firearms dealer in CA, as is indicated on his letterhead invoice. Consignor’s notes indicate date of MFG as 1980. A copy of these items are included with this lot.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE RUSSIAN PSM SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN PX1922A. Cal. 5.45 mm. Exceptionally rare modern pistol with very few ever having been allowed into United States. This diminutive pistol has a 3-1/4″ bbl with fixed sights, rnd hammer spur & black composition serrated grips. Safety is at top left rear of slide & does not protrude beyond side of slide. Overall thickness of this little pistol is only .680″ (just over 5/8″) making it an exceptionally easy to conceal the undercover or “spy” operatives. The 5.45 mm cartridge, while reasonably low velocity, is very effective even against light body armor. This little pistol has an 8-rd single stack magazine with short finger rest, is dbl action or sgl action & very well made. The design is basically that of the Walther PPK with refinements. Accompanied by its orig red velvet lined, burgundy leatherette, hinged lid box French fitted in bottom for pistol, the accompanying spare magazine, a black plastic cartridge box containing six orig rds, an instructional manual in both Russian & English and an orig soft chocolate brown leather flap belt holster with pocket for spare magazine & cleaning rod. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, appears to have never been fired. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory blue finish. Grips are equally new. Box & accessories are also like new. 4-35613 JR293 (4,500-7,500)

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1169

*COLT MILITARY MODEL 1902 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 12846. Cal. 38 ACP (38 Rimless/Smokeless). Early production model with 6″ bbl, fixed sights with high polish blue finish & checkered front grasping area on slide. It has a rounded hammer spur & a lanyard loop in left heel. Fitted with rampant Colt & “Colt” embossed hard rubber grips. Accompanied by one orig magazine with patent date on base. Although this pistol was produced in fairly large numbers, very few survive today with any amount of orig blue finish. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains 93-95% strong, glossy, orig factory blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear & some flaking on right side of frame with a few fine scattered spots of light rust. Magazine is very fine, grips are crisp. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Altogether a fine example of this model. 4-35612 JR266 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE COLT MILITARY MODEL 1902 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 38779. Cal. 38 ACP. Standard production with blue finish, 6″ bbl, fixed sights & usual slide markings with slide lock & a stud & swivel in left heel. It has case colored hammer with spur. Accompanied by an original all blue magazine. Fitted with rampant Colt, Colt embossed hard rubber grips. About 18,000 of these early Colt autos were produced in years 1902-29. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 97% strong glossy orig Colt blue with only light holster wear at muzzle, mostly on left side. Elsewhere there is faint sharp edge wear & a small thin spot on front strap. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors. Grips are crisp showing only very light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33490 JR174 (2,500-4,000)

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1171
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Additional Information: This gun is listed in Goddard’s M1991 book on pg 220 identifying it as going to Winchester as number 2 of a shipment of two.

*RARE COLT MODEL 1905 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WINCHESTER ARMS CO. TEST PISTOL. SN 1164. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, usual fixed sights & usual slide markings on left side with rampant Colt in a circle at left rear. Right side of slide has normal markings with the intertwined “WRACO” monogram engraved at rear edge of slide. Right side of frame, just forward of trigger pin, is engraved “2 OF 2” and “{Ctg. Test & Devlpmt. – 200gr. 230gr. 255gr.}”. It has a slide lock on left side and is fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an orig all blue magazine. Only about 6,100 of these rare pistols were made in period 1905-1911 and most have seen very hard service. This is one of the pistols Winchester obtained from Colt to test function & accuracy of their ammunition. Few of these rare & interesting test guns ever appear on open market & usually they are in a deplorable state having been used hard & are usually severely worn. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 75% glossy orig blue with a few light spots of rust on left side and two cleaned spots on right side. Frame retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with only slight sharp edge wear, a spot of pitting near this heel on back strap & a couple of other spots on left side around trigger opening. Grips are crisp, showing light wear with no hand oil staining & retain most of their orig factory varnish. Magazine is also fine. Hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-37244 JR402 (6,000-10,000)

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1172

*ULTRA-RARE COLT MODEL 1907 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 172. Cal. 45 ACP. One of only 200 made for the Army for Army test trials in 1908 with 5″ bbl, fixed sights with slide/lock & checkered grip safety with diamond checkered walnut grips. Left heel of grip has a fixed lanyard loop & left front web of trigger guard has inspector initials “K.M.”. Left side of slide has three patent dates with last being “1905”. This model of pistol was built almost exactly like the 1905 model but with a grip safety & lanyard loop on grip. Magazine is an altered 2-tone 1911 magazine. These pistols were the predecessors in the lineage of the fabled Colt Model 1911 military pistol that remains in service in some areas of the world & was in U.S. military service into the 1980’s. CONDITION: Fair. Traces of orig finish remain in most sheltered areas being mostly a silver/gray patina with moderate pitting over slide. Left grip has a hairline below bottom screw escutcheon. Orig grips with unique left panel being shorter to compensate for lanyard loop. Grips are sound with a few chipped diamonds and show moderate wear, retaining a dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Altogether a very rare & desirable, hard to find Colt automatic. 4-35344 JR144 (7,000-10,000)

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1173

*RARE NORTH AMERICAN MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 66. Cal. 45 ACP. One of only 100 production North American Arms Co. built 1911 pistols during WWI. These 100 pistols were built by North American Arms in the old Ross Rifle Factory in Quebec, Canada under contract from U.S. Government for 500,000 pistols. This limited number was produced probably as test & machinery setup pieces prior to commencing production. Just as the factory was ready to begin producing pistols the Armistice of 1918 was signed and the contract was immediately suspended. A settlement was reached between U.S. Government & North American Arms & no additional 1911 style pistols were ever produced by that company. In total there appears to have been approx. 104 pieces produced with the first 100 numbered consecutively from 1 to 100 and additional pieces, made for presentation, were numbered “111”, “222”, “333”, etc. in multiple digits. A few of these presentation pieces are known. Regardless, the North American 1911 is the single most rare model ever produced under the 1911 design and is only found in the most advanced collections. This pistol was brought home from European theatre by Pvt. Harlan Benner who was a truck driver for the 208th Field Artillery at Normandy. He was driving supplies to the front & returning bodies to the beach and removed this pistol from the body of a deceased officer. He stated he mailed it home in pieces. Built almost precisely like a standard 1911, with only minor, subtle differences. It has a standard 5″ bbl with normal lug & link with seven lands & grooves & is completely unmarked. Slide is marked on left side “MANUFACTURED BY / NORTH AMERICAN ARMS CO. LIMITED / QUEBEC, CANADA.”. The word “LIMITED” has what appears to be a capital “L” with shorter remaining letters and the last three are tapered in descending height. This is an identifying feature for authentic North American Arms 1911’s. It has orig fixed sights with serial number at rear left side behind grasping grooves. It has a long smooth trigger & long spur hammer without checkering & short spur grip safety with straight mainspring housing without lanyard loop, all of which are identifying features for the North American 1911. Additionally the serial number is also found on left side of heel, under grip & adjacent to grip escutcheon. Third location of serial number is on left side of trigger and is obscured by frame and was not disassembled to ascertain its presence. Fitted with large diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig 2-tone Colt style magazine. Slide lock has serrated top edge & bears the number “46” on inside. Thumb safety is checkered on top & bottom. This is truly one of the great rarities in automatic pistol collecting. Accompanied by a 1920’s-30’s period Audley flap holster with long belt loop marked on back with maker’s name & a “1914” patent date. Flap is attached to a wire loop which passes through belt loop & when flipped open falls away clearing access to pistol. Pistol is held in place by a spring loaded nickeled brass catch through trigger guard & must be depressed before pistol can be removed. CONDITION: Good. Slide retains 20-25% orig blue with balance a mottled gray/brown patina. Frame retains 10-15% thin orig blue, only in most sheltered areas, with balance a mottled gray/brown patina. Rear edge of slide spring housing is battered. Recoil spring is weak & should be replaced before anyone would attempt to fire it. Grips show heavy wear & dark oil staining but are sound. Bottom right side grip screw is battered & cannot be removed. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Holster is dry with heavy flexing on flap & top of belt loop with nicks & scratches elsewhere and loose stitching around stud reinforcing, otherwise is sound, missing the leg strap. 4-35876 JR343 (8,000-12,000)

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1174

*VERY RARE 1ST NAVY CONTRACT COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 5422. Cal. 45 ACP. Built in 1912 for the 4th Navy Contract, this fine early pistol has its orig slide with last patent date “1911” and its orig thin front sight & rnd top rear sight. It has usual markings with a rampant Colt in a circle on left rear of slide & “MODEL 1911 U.S. NAVY” on right side. Left front side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials above magazine release. Serial number is located on right front side of frame and it has the modified orig magazine release retainer pin. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Bbl has proper “P” & “H” inspector initials perpendicular to bore with a “J” inspector initial on the lug. Accompanied by a Model 1914 Mills canvas swivel holster with blackened tip, swivel stud & snap, missing lanyard strap. Also accompanied by a very early keyhole slot lanyard loop magazine. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide retains about 80% strong orig blue with muzzle edge & sharp edge wear & some thinning around ejection port. Frame retains 70-75% strong orig blue with a gray front strap with some pitting around bottom. Mainspring housing retains about 50% thin orig blue. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear & dark oil staining. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of light pitting. Magazine is mostly a gray patina. Holster is sound with some minor damage to binding on flap with light soil on canvas. Brass tip retains about 75% orig blacking. 4-35004 JR143 (3,500-5,000)

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1175

*RARE COLT NAVY MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 43355. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with usual configuration & markings with “1911” being the last patent date. Left rear side of slide has rampant Colt and it has replacement front sight & orig equipment rnd top rear sight. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. NAVY”. Left front side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and it has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials above magazine release. Bbl is proper orig equipment with the “P” & “H” initials perpendicular to bore. Fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. There were only about 14,500 Navy Contract 1911’s built prior to 1924 and very few of those survive intact today. And of those, very few have very much orig condition. Most of them saw heavy service during WWI & WWII with both the Navy & Marine Corps and remained in service into the 1970’s & 80’s. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 90% orig blue, somewhat thinned over top with a cleaned area around front sight. Frame retains 95-97% strong orig blue with a few minor light scratches. Grips are sound with a few minor chipped diamonds & show light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35000 JR162 (4,000-7,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 26033. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine early 1911 (1913) with orig thin front sight & rnd top rear sight. Last patent on slide is “1911” and it has “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” on right side. Left front side of frame has “U.S. PROPERTY” and the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector mark above magazine release. Bbl is an orig “P” & “H” inspected bbl stamped perpendicular to the bore that has had skirt polished bright. Mounted with beautiful diamond checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an extremely early keyhole slot lanyard loop magazine. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong, bright orig factory blue with only sharp edge wear & a few minor scratches on front strap & on top of slide in front of rear sight. Grips are crisp with one or two chipped diamonds and retain most of their orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35006 JR140 (4,000-7,000)

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*VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 14676. Cal. 45 ACP. Very early 1911 (1912) with replacement bbl. It has orig thin front sight with a replacement, altered flat top rear sight made to resemble the orig rnd top. Frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left front side & “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials above magazine release. Last date on slide is “1911” and right side is marked “MODEL 1911 U.S. ARMY”. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Right side grip appears to be an orig equipment replacement from a Springfield 1911. It has short spur hammer with short grip safety & long trigger with orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide retains 94-95% strong orig factory blue with sharp edge wear & a few light nicks on left side with some scattered pin prick pitting. Frame retains about 80% orig blue, strong on sides with a plum/gray/brown front strap & spring housing. Grips are fine showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in grooves. 4-35005 JR139 (3,000-5,000)

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*EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 MILITARY PISTOL. SN 69728. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard early 1911 (1914) with last patent date “1911” and rampant Colt at left rear end of slide. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY”. It retains its orig thin front sight & has a replacement flat top rear sight. Left front side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and has “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector mark. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips with short hammer spur & grip safety spur. Accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine. Also accompanied by a rare “1914” dated Rock Island swivel holster. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 95-96% orig blue, slightly thinned on sides, with sharp edge wear. Frame retains about 85% thin orig blue, strong on sides with blue/brown front strap & spring housing. Grips are sound with a few minor chipped diamonds & shows moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some light erosion in the grooves. Holster is dry & stiff with flexing on flap & retains generous amounts of orig brown finish. Leg strap is missing. 4-35007 JR136 (2,500-4,000)

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*RARE MARINE CORPS COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 36433. Cal. 45 ACP. This pistol is from the 1st USMC Contract of 1913. It has blue finish in usual configuration with orig thin front sight & rnd top fixed rear sight. It has usual markings on left side of slide with last patent date “1911” and a rampant Colt at left rear end. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. Left front side of frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and it has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials above magazine release. Bbl is proper orig equipment with tiny “PH” inspector initials perpendicular to bore. Fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips & accompanied by a rare orig 2-tone lanyard loop magazine with keyhole slot at top rear. Accompanied by a rare “USMC” marked flap holster with replacement belt loop, missing leg strap. CONDITION: Fine plus. Slide retains about 80% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas. Frame retains about 60% strong orig blue, thin on front end and front & back straps. Grips show light to moderate wear, having been freshened. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp frosty bore. Holster is fair to poor retaining mostly a dark oiled patina with the “USMC” flap marking completely legible and the toe & part of rear seam open. Overall very flexed & worn. 4-35057 JR158 (3,500-5,000)

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*VERY RARE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 103703. Cal. 45 ACP. Rare Springfield 1911 from the 2nd Springfield Contract of 1914. It has usual configuration with orig fixed sights and Springfield slide markings with flaming bomb proof at left rear edge of slide & on frame above magazine release. Left front side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” and right side of slide has “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” with the Springfield eagle toward left rear of slide. Mounted with orig Springfield diamond checkered walnut grips and has flat mainspring housing with long hammer spur & short grip safety spur. Bbl bushing & slide lock are orig Springfield equipment with small “S” inspector marks. No further disassembly was affected to check for other matching parts. Bbl is an early field replacement with a “P” proof on lug. Accompanied by a “1915” dated Rock Island Arsenal, brown leather swivel holster with its orig leather strap, an early Mills web belt & a “1914” dated Mills web magazine pouch with eagle snaps containing two orig, very early Springfield magazines with folded bottoms, lanyard loops & copper slide pads at top. Also accompanying is a small box containing 29 Frankford Arsenal 45 ACP cartridges with “1 14” head stamp date. Additionally accompanying is a flat sided rnd metal oiler. Also accompanying is a fine Boyt canvas pistol rug. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide retains 60-65% dull orig blue with holster wear & thinning over top. Frame retains about 70-75% strong orig blue on sides & in sheltered areas with front of frame, trigger guard & front strap thin blue. Grip safety retains about 50% thin blue & mainspring housing about 80%. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with a dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, worn bore. Holster retains about 80% orig russet brown finish with some flexing on flap. Web belt & mag pouch are fine showing very light wear. Two magazines are fine, being mostly a silver/gray patina on top 3/4 with bottoms a dark blue/gray patina. Oiler is fine. Pistol rug is about new. 4-35076 (6,000-8,000)

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1181

*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 78351. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with 5″ bbl fixed sights & standard Springfield markings with flaming bomb at left rear end of slide and on left side of frame above magazine release. Left front side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY”. Right side of slide has the Springfield eagle & “MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY”. This pistol is from the 1st Springfield Contract in 1914. Bbl, slide lock & hammer have tiny “S” proof marks and it is accompanied by an orig 2-tone folded base lanyard loop Springfield magazine. Accompanied by a “1918” dated brown military holster & WWII web belt & magazine pouch. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Slide retains about 95% orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear & some flaking on top in front of ejection port. Frame & mainspring housing retain 95-97% strong orig blue, slightly thinned on front strap. Grips are very fine with left side showing light wear & right side moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. Holster shows substantial wear. Belt & pouch are fine. 4-33494 JR156 (3,000-5,000)

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1182

*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 102630. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with 5″ bbl, fixed sights & large diamond checkered walnut grips, from 2nd Springfield Contract. Accompanied by a rare, orig, folded base, lanyard loop magazine with copper slide pad at top rear. Bbl bushing, hammer, slide lock & bbl are all orig Springfield equipment with a tiny “S” proof. No further disassembly was affected to check for other Springfield parts. Slide has usual markings with flaming bomb proof at left rear end & another on left side of frame above magazine release. Left side of frame also has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY”. Right side of slide has the Springfield eagle & “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY”. Accompanied by a “1914” dated Rock Island Arsenal swivel holster missing its leg strap. Flap has usual “US” in an oval with “COLO” stamped below. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Slide retains traces of blue in most sheltered areas, being mostly a blue/gray patina. Frame also retains a blue/gray patina with some fine pitting on front strap. Grips are sound showing heavy wear with one battered screw. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. Holster is very fine with some slight flexing on flap and retains most of its orig finish. 4-33495 JR155 (2,000-3,000)

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1183

*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 195967. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine 1917 produced 1911 with an orig equipment replacement 5″ bbl with proofs on each side of lug. Slide has usual markings with “1913” last patent date & rampant Colt at left rear end. Right side of slide has usual U.S. Army markings. Left side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” at front edge with “GHS” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspector initials above magazine release. It has long hammer spur with short grip safety spur & is fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine. These wartime produced 1911’s were generally all issued & saw hard service throughout WWI & WWII, Korea & remained in service until the 1960’s & 70’s when they were replaced in military service by the Beretta. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% strong orig wartime brushed finish blue with only faint sharp edge wear & some slight thinning to front strap & turning plum on mainspring housing. Grips are sound with light to moderate wear & a few scattered chipped diamonds. Magazine is also fine. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-35611 JR265 (3,500-6,000)

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1184

*COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 143325. Cal. 45 ACP. This 1917 production 1911 with its brushed finish has usual slide & frame markings with “GHS” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspector initials on left side above magazine release. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips & has its orig bbl with tiny “PH” proofs parallel with bore and is accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine. Slide has a few small areas of pitting with fabric pattern, probably from laying wrapped in a cloth in a damp climate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Slide, as noted, otherwise overall retains about 95% strong orig brushed finish blue. Frame has a few spots of pinprick pitting on left forward side. Front strap is strong with some slight thinning to mainspring housing. Grips are sound & show moderate wear, grip screws are slightly battered. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore, frosty in grooves. 4-33489 JR172 (2,000-3,000)

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1185

*VERY EARLY NAVY CONTRACT 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 10727. Cal. 45 ACP. Assembled pistol with 1912 Navy Contract frame & a later, post-1913, Army slide with flat top fixed rear sight & “1913” patent date on left side. Frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on front left side that has had “UNITED STATES” partially obliterated & it has the “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials above magazine release. Right side of frame has serial number in very small numbers above trigger. It has the long spur hammer & short spur grip safety with a checkered straight main spring housing. Mounted with GI made clear plastic, aluminum lined grips with photographs of a woman & baby on right side & a young man in military uniform on left side. Right side of slide has “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” with the “U.S. ARMY” partially obliterated. Below slide marking at bottom edge on right side is electric penciled name “L.O. Hankins Paducah, Ky.” Consignor states that this was property of Capt. L.O. Hankins and connects him with the L.O. Hankins Hardware in Paducah, KY. Bbl is a later replacement with “COLT 45 AUTO” on lower left side and a “P” proof on left side of lug. Accompanied by an extremely rare “USN” in an oval “CLAYTON” 1911 holster with belt loop, missing leg strap. Back of belt loop is marked “XX1708”. Holster has been dyed black. Also accompanied by an early all blue lanyard loop magazine, probably refinished. CONDITION: Good. Slide retains 50-60% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas. Frame retains about 30% thin orig blue with some fine pitting on front strap. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with very fine pitting. Holster, polished black as noted, is dry & flexed in the flap with four small tears at rear edge and is overall very dry, in need of treatment. 4-35059 JR157 (1,250-1,750)

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1186

*COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 387655. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine Turnbull restored 1911 with 5″ bbl, that has “P” & “H” inspector marks parallel with the bore. Slide has usual markings with last patent date “1913” and Army markings on right side. Frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on left front edge with the Springfield eagle / “S12” inspector mark above magazine release. Fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips and an orig 2-tone magazine. It has long hammer spur & short grip safety spur with straight mainspring housing & lanyard loop in bottom. CONDITION: Very fine. Outstanding professional restoration that nearly duplicates factory brush finish of the “1918” style. Overall retains about 99% of this fine restoration. Grips show light diamond point wear on left side, heavier on right side. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35890 JR386 (1,750-2,250)

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1187

*SCARCE COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C118602. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with orig 5″ bbl, with polished skirt. Slide has usual markings with “1913” the last patent date, on left side. It has orig fixed sights with standard commercial markings on right side with a rampant Colt toward muzzle. Frame has all orig 1911 features with long hammer spur, short grip safety spur & straight mainspring housing with lanyard loop in bottom. Fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an orig unmarked 2-tone magazine. Produced in 1919 after the WWI armistice when factories were returning to full commercial production and the old skilled workers were back to hand finishing their product, this pistol is the result of that skill & care taken when it was built. It is an outstanding example of a 1911 style commercial pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired, but very little leaving virtually all of its orig blue on breech face with ramp still polished bright from orig fitting. Overall retains about 98% glossy orig Colt charcoal blue with only a few minor scratches below slidelock where some clod, not knowing the proper method of removal, tried to pry it out. There are a couple of very minor scratches on opposite side by the slide lock stud hole, otherwise there is only faint muzzle edge wear on slide & very faint sharp edge wear elsewhere with one small scratch on front strap. Grips are crisp showing extremely light wear. Grip screws retain about 98% orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Magazine appears new, may have never been loaded. An extraordinary example. 4-37255 JR452 (3,500-5,500)

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1188

*FINE COMMERCIAL GOVERNMENT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C132909. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine pre-WWII (1922) produced Government Model with blue finish & usual markings on slide & frame with orig fixed sights & crisp diamond checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig 2-tone magazine. It has long hammer spur & short spur grip safety with straight mainspring housing. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 95-97% strong orig glossy factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear, primarily on left side with some minor sharp edge wear & a few minor scratches. Front strap has a series of small scratches, probably old marks from a ring. Grips are crisp, showing light wear with a minor scratch or two. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine is extremely fine. 4-35398 JR170 (2,000-3,000)

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1189

*RARE COLT MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 733786. Cal. 45 ACP. Rare all blue 1911A1 built in early 1941 with usual slide markings on left side and “M1911A1 U.S. ARMY” on right side. It has orig fixed sights with a large “P” proof on top, in front of rear sight. Left side of frame has the “RS” in a box inspector initials above the magazine release & a large “P” proof below magazine release on left side. Left front web of trigger guard has commercial “VP” proof from the Colt factory not usually found on military firearms. Right side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” above serial number and “M1911A1 U.S. ARMY” in front of slide lock stud hole. It has checkered trigger with short checkered hammer spur, long grip safety spur & checkered, curved mainspring housing. Mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts. Top of frame, under slide, also has the “RS” inspector initials in a box along with a large “G” proof. A matching “G” proof is found in one of the milling cuts inside slide. Slide is not numbered to frame as in later issues. It has its orig bbl with “COLT 45 AUTO” on lower left side, a “P” proof on left side of bbl lug and a “G” proof on bottom of bbl. Magazine is a modern replacement. This is one of the more beautiful & highly finished military Model 1911A1’s. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some slight thinning on top right edge & light holster wear on left front edge. Frame retains about 80% strong orig blue with slight edge wear & thinning and possibly touched up front strap & bottom of trigger bow. Grips are extremely fine showing very light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35067 JR166 (3,500-5,000)

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1190

*SCARCE COLT 1ST MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 703158. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce 1924 produced 1911A1 with usual slide markings and fixed sights. Left side of frame has the “WTG” (Maj. Walter T. Gorton) inspector initials above magazine release. Right side has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” above serial number. It has short checkered trigger with the 1911A1 relief cuts by trigger, a long hammer spur & long grip safety spur with checkered mainspring housing & full checkered walnut grips. Bbl is very early with intertwined “HP” proofs perpendicular to bore. Accompanied by an orig “R” code 2-tone magazine. There were only 10,000 of these pistols produced in 1924 and production was not resumed until 1937. Since they were in inventory prior to WWII most of them saw hard service throughout WWII and Korea. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with all markings intact & legible. Grips are sound showing light wear on right side & moderate wear on left side, mostly at bottom edge. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some very fine frosting. 4-35058 JR168 (1,750-2,750)

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1191

*SCARCE COLT 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 844464. Cal. 45 ACP. Early 1911A1 (1942 production) in usual configuration with fine gray/green parkerized finish, orig fixed sights with standard Colt markings on slide with a rampant Colt & “W.B.” (Col. Waldemar Broberg)inspector initials on left side of frame, with standard markings & small ordnance wheel on right side. Slide has matching serial number under firing pin retainer. Mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts. It has orig bbl marked “COLT 45 AUTO” on lower left side & a “G” proof on bottom. Accompanied by an unmarked replacement full blue magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, has been fired but very little. Overall retains about 99%+ strong orig parkerized finish. Grips are crisp, mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some slight frosting. 4-33497 JR159 (2,500-4,000)

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1192

*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 833180. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce 1942 produced 1911A1 with matching numbered slide & parkerized finish. It has usual markings on both sides with “WB” (Col. Waldemar Broberg) inspector initials on left side of frame above magazine release. Slide has matching serial numbers under firing pin retainer. Fitted with full checkered brown plastic grips with donuts and is accompanied by an orig “L”-code all blue magazine. Very few of these early 1911A1’s were produced with matching numbered slides & many have subsequently been modified. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig fine parkerized finish with only a very few, very minor mars on finish. Bbl retains virtually all of its orig blue. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34998 JR161 (2,500-4,000)

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1193

*SCARCE UNION SWITCH & SIGNAL MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1087380. Cal. 45 ACP. Scarce & desirable with only about 130,000 of these pistols made in 1943, most of which saw extensive service throughout remainder of WWII, Korea & into the 1970’s. Few remain in all orig unaltered condition. It has usual markings on left side of slide with fixed sights & a “P” proof on top in front of rear sight. Frame has “RCD” (Lt. Col. R.C. Downie) inspector initials on left side above magazine release with a “P” proof below. Right side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” above serial number with “M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” in front of slide lock stud hole. Accompanied an all blue “L” code magazine and fitted with full checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts. It has its orig “P” proofed High Standard bbl. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig gray parkerized finish with light sharp edge wear & some thinning on front strap. Grips are crisp, mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33496 JR169 (2,500-4,000)

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1194

*FINE ITHACA MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1246713. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with gray/green parkerized finish, 5″ High Standard bbl & fixed sights. It has usual markings with the “FJA” (Lt. Col F.J. Atwood) inspector initials on left side. Right side has usual markings with a small ordnance wheel at rear. Mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with donuts. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Overall retains virtually all of its fine orig parkerized finish with only very, very slight edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine is a modern replacement. 4-35003 JR138 (2,000-3,000)

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1195

*REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1377464. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard 1911A1 with gray/green Parkerized finish, 5″ bbl & orig fixed sights. Slide & frame have usual markings with “FJA” (Lt. Col. F.J. Atwood) inspector initials on left side & small ordnance wheel on right rear. Mounted with full checkered brown plastic grips with donuts & accompanied by a full blue “R” code magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% crisp orig parkerized finish with only slight sharp edge wear on slide. Frame retains virtually all of its orig parkerizing with some cosmoline still present. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor scuffing in grooves. Grips are crisp. 4-35008 JR137 (2,000-3,000)

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1196

*SCARCE 1943 COLT MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 928511. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with gray/green parkerized finish, fixed sights & usual markings on slide & frame with “GHD” (Lt. Col. Guy H. Drewry) inspector initials. It has full checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts & an “S” code all blue magazine. This pistol was produced in 1943 with a matching numbered slide and is one of the early parkerized 1911A1’s. Bbl is all blue with “P” proof on lug and “COLT 45 AUTO” on lower left side. Accompanied by a “1943” dated Boyt Aviator or Tankers shoulder holster with “US” on front. Inside the backing of holster is stamped in ink “L.W. CARDELLING / O-571191”. CONDITION: Pistol is very fine. Overall retains about 95% smooth greenish black parkerized finish with temper line at front end of slide. Grips are fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is fine retaining much of its orig russet finish with a broken snap on belt loop. 4-35001 JR142 (2,000-3,000)

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1197

*SCARCE COLT MODEL 1911A1 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1682169. Cal. 45 ACP. Fine arsenal National Match with gray/green parkerized finish with National Match marked slide, bbl & bushing. Slide is fitted with Kensight fully adjustable rear sight & a partridge front sight. It also has an adjustable aluminum trigger with full checkered walnut grips & checkered front strap. Right side of frame has usual markings with initials “RIA” in front of slide lock stud & “NM” on right front web of trigger bow. Bottom of trigger bow is wrapped with white tape printed in black that appears to read “NATIONAL”, probably for National Match. Very likely had this pistol been used this tape would have been immediately removed. Few of these wonderful shooting, high quality military National Match pistols were sold outside military channels and are rarely encountered today, most having been built in the 1950’s & 60’s. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be unfired & pristine new since being built, retaining virtually all of its crisp parkerized finish with crisp orig grips & mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-34999 JR160 (3,500-5,000)

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1198

*SCARCE 1ST YEAR OF PRODUCTION COLT SUPER 38 GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1867. Cal. 38 Super. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights & full checkered walnut grips. Magazine is a post-war Colt replacement. Accompanied by an extremely well made commercial version of the venerable military government model holster with a long drop belt loop as well as a fixed belt loop on back of holster. Few of these fine pre-war super 38’s survive unaltered in any condition. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 80-85% orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear & some thinning on top. Frame retains about 80% orig blue, strong & bright on sides, thin towards front end with a gray front strap & arched spring housing. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster is fine. 4-35002 JR141 (2,000-3,500)

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*AUSTIN, TEXAS CHIEF OF POLICE R.D. THORP’S COLT SUPER MATCH SUPER 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 25455. Cal. 38 Super. Raymond D. (R.D. “BOSS”) Thorp was born 1891 in Texas & died in 1975 in Austin at age 84. He was a very talented semi-pro baseball player who played for the Tampico, Mexico team as well as a local Austin team. In one caption of a copy of a photograph that accompanies this pistol which shows Boss Thorp & two other gentlemen in 1930’s suits, states that he enlisted in WWI. At this point no additional information is known regarding his military service. Boss Thorp served as the Chief of Police of Austin from 1928-1958, when he retired. He was apparently very famous & well respected in the Austin area, so much so that in 1995 the local high school baseball field was named for him. Accompanying this pistol is a copy of the oath of enlistment in the Texas Rangers for R.D. Thorp for the period Dec. 1931 – Jan. 1933. It lists his occupation as a peace officer & the term of service was “without compensation” implying that it was an honorary appointment as a Texas Ranger. Also accompanying is a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 38 Super with 5″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to “R.D. Thorp / Chief of Police / City of Austin, Texas” on Aug. 20, 1937 in a shipment of four same type guns. Also accompanying is a copy of Raymond D. Thorp’s draft registration card and a copy of a page from the 1920 U.S. Census of Travis County, Texas listing Raymond D. Thorp as the 28 year old single son of J.W. Thorp. The pistol is nickel finish, obviously finished over orig factory blue. It was done very professionally with no additional polishing as there are no wavers or lines in finish. It was done however, over some fine pinprick pitting on left rear end of slide. It still retains its orig Colt 38 Super Auto Match MB factory bbl and is so marked. Mounted with gold colored, smooth composite grips with finger grooves in left panel. It has its orig 2-tone magazine with bottom 1″ having been nickel plated. CONDITION: Fine. Finish as noted. Overall retains about 85-88% strong smooth nickel with some slight pimpling & bubbling in small areas with losses primarily on right rear end of slide. Grips are fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35188 JR167 (5,000-7,000)

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1200

*RARE COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN SM8040. Cal. 22 LR. Scarce parkerized finish with 5″ bbl with floating chamber. Slide has usual Ace Company & Patent markings on left side with a rampant Colt and right side is marked “COLT SERVICE / MODEL” “ACE” in a diamond and “.22 LONG / RIFLE”. It has standard Ace front sight with a Stevens fully adjustable rear sight. Left side of frame has “G.H.D.” (Lt. Col. Guy H. Drewry) inspector initials vertically above magazine release. Right side of frame has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” above serial number. Fitted with full checkered brown plastic grips with large donuts and is accompanied by two orig full blue Service Model Ace magazines, one of which has scratched initials on one side. Also accompanied by a rare “1917” dated Sears military flap holster with “US” in an oval on flap and maker’s name, date & inspector initials in the unusual location on front of holster under flap. Wire hanger for web belt is missing. About 13,500 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1935-1945 with majority being blue finish, making this a rather rare pistol. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 93-95% orig parkerized finish with some light to moderate holster wear, especially around muzzle end of slide & sharp edges with a thinned front strap. Grips are extremely fine showing very light wear. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Holster, missing hanger wire as noted, is extremely fine with slight flexing on flap & retains most of its strong orig russet brown finish. A fine & rare holster. 4-35363 JR171 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE MILITARY UNIT MARKED PRE-WAR COLT ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8594. Cal. 22 LR. Scarce pre-war Ace with rare 4-7/8″ orig bbl with solid chamber, marked on bottom “COLT ACE 22 MATCH”. Slide has usual commercial markings on both sides with rampant Colt at left rear & has fixed Ace front sight with orig adjustable rear sight. Right side of frame has the serial number & is engraved “147TH. INFANTRY”. It has checkered arched mainspring housing with full checkered walnut grips & is accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with orig markings on base plate. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this pistol, as found, with type of stocks not listed & factory inscribed “147th Infantry”. It was shipped on Dec. 6, 1937 to Ed Brandemoor of Cincinnati, OH in a shipment of ten same type arms. The 147th Infantry is an old & storied unit that dates to the Civil War having been organized during the Civil War & mustered out afterward. They were federalized again for the Spanish/American War, again for WWI & were demobilized after WWI until WWII. Apparently during this time in between wars they were still an active National Guard Unit and purchased this pistol for use in training purposes. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 93-95% glossy orig blue, strong in sheltered areas & over top, thinning toward the sides with light muzzle edge wear. Frame retains strong orig blue on sides & bottom front with a gray front strap & thin grip safety. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a few chipped diamonds & dark oil stain. Magazine is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-37243 JR405 (4,500-6,500)

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1202

*RARE OBREGON SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A506. Cal. 11.43 mm (45 ACP). Extremely rare pistol in the United States with only about 1,000 ever made, built somewhat on the order of the Colt 1911A1, by Fabrica de Armas Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico for commercial sale. This pistol resembles the 1911A1 in most respects except for the stepped side slide which is thick & round over about the front half. It has fixed sights with a narrow checkered raised rib on top of slide with slanted serrations grasping groove on rear end. Slide lock/safety is simply a long bar that replaces the two pieces of 1911-style pistol. It has a short rounded spur hammer & a long spur tang safety with raised, serrated mainspring housing & a serrated front strap. Magazine release is in usual 1911 position with concentric rings but is J-shaped on right side. Left side of slide is marked “Systema OBREGON / Calibre 11.43”. Right side of frame is marked above grip “FABRICA NACIONAL DE ARMAS MEXICO PAT. No 35053″, and the serial number. Fitted with full coverage coarse checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an orig magazine. Few of these pistols have found their way into the United States and of those most have seen hard service & retain little orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Grips are sound with light diamond point wear. 4-35606 JR267 (3,000-5,000)

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1203

*SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1903 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 565047. Cal. 32 ACP. British lend-lease pistol with parkerized finish having usual slide markings on both sides with a rampant Colt at left rear. Right side of frame is marked “U.S. PROPERTY” with British proofs just above grip. Fitted with rampant Colt, silver medallion, full checkered walnut grips & comes with one orig full blue magazine. These pistols are generally considered as General Officers’ pistols but were also issued to the clandestine Office of Strategic Services (OSS) with a few being sent to Great Britain presumably for their General Officer Corps. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig gray/green parkerized finish with only very slight muzzle edge wear & some faint sharp edge wear. Grips have a few scattered chipped diamonds with light to moderate wear on right side & very light wear on left side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33493 JR173 (1,750-2,750)

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Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Bbl shows minor vice marks approx. 1” from muzzle.

*FINE COLT MODEL 1908 POCKET PISTOL. SN 112417. Cal. 380 ACP. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, usual slide markings with rampant Colt at left rear. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips with silver rampant Colt medallions and accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine. These fine little pistols were a favorite carry piece for law enforcement, the average man on the street and criminals due to their ease of concealment and reliability. This pistol was produced about 1933. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear & faint sharp edge wear. Grips show light to moderate wear with a small bruise on right side. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37256 JR453 (800-1,200)

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*FINE COLT MODEL 1903 POCKET PISTOL. SN 421580. Cal. 32 ACP. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl & rampant Colt checkered hard rubber grips. Accompanied by an orig Colt 2-tone magazine. This is a 2nd type pistol built in 1923 and like its companion piece, the Model 1908, was a well liked carry piece due to its ease of concealment & reliability. Many law enforcement officers, every day men on the street & outlaws carried this model just for those reasons. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired. Overall retains about 99% strong orig Colt charcoal blue with only the most faint hint of muzzle & sharp edge wear. Magazine is crisp & may have never been loaded. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-37257 JR454 (700-1,200)

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1205A

EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD RANDALL NO. 1 FIGHTING KNIFE WITH SHEATH. SN NSN. Rare Randall No. 1 fighting knife with 7-3/4″ clip point blade marked on left side “RANDALL MADE / SPFLD. MASS.” with the Randall scimitar at each end. It has a dbl sided curved brass handguard with stacked leather handle that has black & white spacers with an oval aluminum pommel cap & nut with a lanyard hole. Accompanied by its orig brown leather sheath with thin, narrow sharpening stone pocket on front & handle strap on belt loop. Stone pocket contains the orig Norton Washita sharpening stone that has been broken & repaired. Only 1,200 of these rare knives were made in period 1943-45 under license to William F. Larsen of Northampton Cutlery Co., Springfield, Mass. The sheaths were made by Southern Saddlery Co., of Chattanooga, TN. Back of sheath is marked in ink “ENS. F. Miller / USN P? / VF64B”. Below that inscription, stamped into the leather is an anchor with “US” on each side. Further down the body of back of sheath, in ink, is “W.W. du Mont / 38 Mill Road / Falmouth, Mass.”. This knife apparently became the property of Ensign Miller (Dr. Frank Miller) who maintained it in his possession from his service during WWII until being consigned to this auction. A truly rare find, being an identified rare WWII fighting knife. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Knife is very fine. Blade has full shape having been polished & lightly sharpened at some time during its period of use. Handguard is a dark mustard patina & leather handle is in outstanding condition. Sheath is also very fine retaining most of its orig bright brown leather finish with white stitching with minor scratches & soil. Stone, as previously noted, is broken & repaired. 4-35762 JR312 (2,500-4,000)

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1205B

RARE GERMAN HUNTING KNIFE WITH DAMASCUS BLADE THAT BELONGED TO HERMAN GOERING. Very rare knife with 11-1/2″ thick Damascus blade 1-1/8″ wide x 1/4″ thick & a 4″ clip point flat ground blade, made from beautiful hand hammered Damascus. About 5-1/2″ of spine of blade has beautiful file work. It has a beautiful 800 fine silver oval shaped hand guard, so designated on right side, designed to fit over the top of the now missing sheath. Left side of handguard has a 3/4″ shield with the Herman Goering family crest of a raised arm wearing armor holding a ring or wreath. It has beautiful foliate & floral ferrule & pommel cap with a fluted crown on cap. Handle is tapered round smooth ivory. Handle of this knife is similar to another documented Goering knife sold through Julia’s a number of years ago. It is well known & documented that Herman Goering was from an old & wealthy family and a very active & dedicated conservationist & hunter. He was known to have a very large arsenal of personal hunting arms & established a number of hunting preserves throughout Germany & Eastern Europe. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Silver has been polished a long time ago & is now beginning to oxidize. Blade has a few scattered small spots of surface discoloration. Altogether an extremely beautiful & historic hunting knife. 4-35561 JR408 (5,000-7,000)

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19TH CENTURY GERMAN HUNTING SWORD WITH GOERING FAMILY CREST. Rare & unusual old German hunting sword 33-1/2″ overall with a 28″ slightly curved blade. Blade is flat ground with single unstopped fuller & 6-3/4″ back grind. It has a 3-1/2″ cast brass serpentine shaped handguard with birdhead quillions & a dark aged crown stag handle with a twisted brass wire ferrule. The butt of crown has a 3/4″ brass shield bearing the Goering family crest of a raised arm in armor holding a wreath or ring. Scabbard is missing. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Blade has a coating of old dried oil or possibly some varnish with no evidence of ever having been sharpened. Crossguard & grip are extremely fine. 4-35560 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT WOODSMAN PRE-WAR SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 91392. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish 2nd Model Woodsman with 6-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with full checkered walnut grips & orig 2-tone magazine. Pistol has about “B+” coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background covering about 60% of pistol. Left front side of frame has “THE WOODSMAN” and engraved “MARY HEATH” below. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this pistol with blue finish, class “B” engraved with the name “Mary Heath” on receiver. Under special features it lists 3-1/2 lb. trigger pull. It was shipped to the famous target shooter Phil B. Bekeart of San Francisco, CA on June 20, 1934 in a one gun shipment to Order #13605-1. Also accompanied by its orig hinged lid, dark maroon box with standard blue & white end label, a black & white label on top edge marked “TARGET” and a tiny blue over-label marked “PATRIDGE SIGHTS” with another black & white over-label that wraps over top marked “ENGRAVED”. The serial number is in pencil on bottom along with the purchase order & job numbers. Inside contains orig wire handled cleaning brush & tiny hexagonal handled all-steel screwdriver. Mary Heath Keesling (1914-2006) was a native of San Francisco and a graduate of Univ. of California at Berkeley. As a student she was a competitive skeet shooter and upon returning to the San Francisco Bay area after WWII became a prominent volunteer. Her father was a former vice-president of Remington Arms. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, retaining about virtually all of its strong orig blue with only very faint muzzle edge wear, probably from sliding around in the box. It may have been fired but if so, very little. Grips are crisp showing little or no wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33422 JR153 (20,000-30,000)

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*RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT BULLSEYE MATCH TARGET SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN MT14691. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ flat side bbl with adjustable front & rear sights and rampant Colt, checkered, extended brown plastic grips. Left side of bbl has bullseye target surmounted by “MATCH/TARGET”. It is marked on left front edge of frame “THE WOODSMAN / U.S. PROPERTY” with usual markings on slide. Right side of frame has the “GHD” inspector initials. Serial number is located on front strap rather than on edge of butt as is usually found on bullseye match target pistols. This model of pistol was created primarily for the Navy & Marine Corps for practice and was sold as surplus in the 1960’s & 70’s. Accompanied by a hand tooled flap holster with acorn & oak leaf patterns. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine, retaining 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only very faint muzzle edge wear. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. Holster is fine. 4-35054 JR152 (2,000-3,000)

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INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1894 DA REVOLVER. SN 98893. Cal. 41 Colt. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, half-moon front sight and “MAR.5.95.” being the last patent date in the bbl address. Left side of the bbl has a caliber marking & left rear edge of the frame has the rampant Colt in a circle. It is fitted with fine smooth pearl grips that have a large repair on the right side. The back strap is engraved in period script “Lieut. J. W. Smith. 2nd Regt. U.S.V. / from N. O. Stenographers Assn., July 1898”. Lieut. Smith enlisted in the 2nd Regt. U.S. Volunteers as a private June 1898 and was almost immediately promoted to Sgt. and on 6 July 1898 promoted to Lieut. The 2nd Regt. USV Infantry was mustered into service 15 June 1898 and sailed for New Orleans on 28 July 1898, arriving at Santiago, Cuba, on 5 August 1898. By that time the war was over and the regiment was pressed into occupation and counter-guerilla duties. The regiment departed Cuba May 1899 and was mustered out of service in June 1899. On 8 Nov. 1898 Lt. Smith was detached from his unit to serve as Collector of Customs at the port city of Gibara, Cuba, on 8 Nov. 1898 and stayed behind when his unit departed for the U.S. On 22 June 1899 he was discharged and the next day appointed Deputy Director of Customs at Gibara, a civilian appointment made by the President. In January 1900 Lt. Smith was shot by the editor of a local Cuban newspaper and succumbed to his wounds several days later. His remains and possessions were eventually returned to his family in Rock Falls, IL, where he is buried. There is a large volume of material including newspaper clippings and copies of letters of condolence from military commanders in Cuba discussing Lt. Smith’s demise. Additionally accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with 6″ bbl, blue finish, rubber stocks, shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on May 3, 1898 in a shipment of 20 same type firearms. Also accompanied by a 1918 dated military New Service brown leather holster. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 85-88% orig blue, strong in the sheltered areas with blue/gray grip straps. Grips have chipped heels and some fine chips along the left side of the back strap & the aforementioned repair, otherwise are fine with good fire and color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Holster is sound & retains about 90% orig brown finish with some slight flexing. 4-35442 (6,000-7,000)

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1209

*RARE COLT COMMANDO DA REVOLVER. SN 13949. Cal. 38 Spcl. Rare Colt revolver produced only under U.S. Government Contracts & specifications. There were about 50,000 total production, all with parkerized finish in 2″, 4″ & 6″ bbl lengths with 4″ by far the most common and 2″ being the most scarce. They were issued to a variety of agencies within the U.S. Government and then sold as surplus in intervening years. This revolver has 2″ bbl with fixed sights & rampant Colt, checkered “Coltwood” grips. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 95-96% orig gray parkerized finish with some light holster wear. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33492 JR164 (1,500-2,500)

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*SCARCE COLT COMMANDO DA REVOLVER. SN 10356. Cal. 38 Spcl. Rare Colt revolver produced only under U.S. Government Contracts & specifications. There were about 50,000 total production, all with parkerized finish in 2″, 4″ & 6″ bbl lengths with 4″ by far the most common and 2″ being the most scarce. They were issued to a variety of agencies within the U.S. Government and then sold as surplus in intervening years. This revolver has 2″ bbl with slightly altered fixed front sight & rampant Colt, checkered “Coltwood” grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Front sight altered as noted. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig gray parkerized finish with only light holster wear. Grips are very fine with a few minor nicks on bottom edge. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shin bore. 4-33491 JR165 (1,500-2,500)

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1211
Revised: 10/6/2008

WITHDRAWN – Additional Information: At least one person has questioned the genuineness of the Navy markings on this gun. We do not guarantee the Navy inscription in “Red” to be genuine.

*SCARCE U.S. NAVY MARKED SMITH & WESSON VICTORY MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN V107508. Cal. 38 Spcl. Parkerized finish with 4″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with usual bbl & frame markings. Top strap on left side is marked “U.S. NAVY” and left side of frame is pantographed “PROPERTY OF / U.S. NAVY”. Frame marking was applied over a large “9”. Mounted with smooth, nicely figured walnut grips & has a lanyard stud & ring in butt strap. Butt strap is also stamped with large letters “CD”. Accompanied by a rare shoulder holster marked on top rear corner “USN / BOYT / 43”. The front is embossed with a large “US” in an oval. It is complete with shoulder strap & belt loop with applied 20 elastic loops. Face of holster is marked in ink “A.D. SWOGGER”. The Victory Model revolver was simply a war time production Smith & Wesson hand ejector military & police model with parkerized finish and made in a special serial range without the final polishing steps found on a commercial revolver. They were in use throughout WWII and into the 1950’s. Navy marked specimens are scarce & desirable and Navy marked holsters are extremely rare. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine. Retains about 96-97% strong orig parkerized finish. Hammer & trigger retain most of their orig case colors. Grips are sound & retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine, retaining most of its russet brown finish. 4-35060 JR163 (1,500-2,500)

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1212

CASED WEBLEY R.I.C. NEW MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN 32810. Cal. 476 CF. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ ovoid shaped bbl, German silver front sight & grooved rear sight in top strap. Top strap is marked “W. RICHARDS / 27 OLD HALL STREET LIVERPOOL”. Left front side of frame has Webley winged bullet logo along with the model & caliber markings. Fitted with checkered 1-pc walnut grip and has a lanyard stud & ring in butt cap. Accompanied by an orig English oak, blue felt lined casing, compartmented in bottom for revolver, a beautiful crystal & pewter oil bottle, a turn screw & a cartridge block holding eighteen rds. Right rear corner is an open compartment. Top of lid has usual brass disc insert engraved “LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS CLARIS R.N. / HMS THSTLE (sic)”. A Google search turned up several different British warships named “Thistle”, however nothing was learned about any of the ships’ crews. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong glossy orig blue with loss areas flaked, not worn, to light patina. Grips are crisp showing little or no wear. Ejector rod retaining screw is missing, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. Case is equally fine with a couple of light stains on lid & light soil in interior & minor wear from revolver. Accessories are fine. 4-36213 JR309 (2,000-3,500)

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1213

*EXTREMELY RARE KORTH ANNO DOMINI 2000 MODEL DA REVOLVER WITH CASE. SN 2000-2. Cal. 357 Mag. Extraordinarily rare with only ten having been made during the year 2000 & had a suggested retail of $10,000 at that time. Reference Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad. This spectacular revolver has a 4-1/8″ bbl similar to the Colt Python with ventilated rib, ramp front sight & adjustable rear sight. It has 6-shot cylinder with rebated rear face & smooth burl rosewood grips. Cylinder release is a serrated lever on right side of hammer & there is a small button on right forward side of frame which when depressed with cylinder open further releases cylinder for removal. Entire revolver is “PVD GOLD PLASMA COATED” and beautifully engraved with thistles having a fine punch dot background. Left side of bbl is marked in script “Anno Domini” and left side of frame is engraved “MM” in a circle of thistles. Right side of bbl is marked “.357 Magnum” and right side of frame has the Korth stylized “K” logo and the “KORTH” stamp. Back strap is engraved with serial number “2000-2”. Accompanied by its orig black leatherette foam lined case with combination locks & the “KORTH” name on a plate on front. The Korth revolver is considered by many knowledgeable & experience people to be the single finest dbl action revolver ever made. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, appears to have been fired at least once from each chamber. Overall retains all of its orig gold finish & all of its orig finish on grips. Case is equally new. 4-35619 JR289 (6,000-10,000)

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*RARE CASED KORTH COMBAT MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN 34371. Cal. 357 Mag & 9 mm. Rare German made dbl action revolver considered by many knowledgeable & experienced people to be finest dbl action revolver in the world. Blue finish with 4″ ventilated rib bbl, ramp front sight & adjustable rear sight with 6-shot cylinder that has rebated rear face. Cylinder release is a serrated lever on right side of hammer with a small button on right front side of frame which when depressed releases cylinder for removal. Fitted with very nicely figured, checkered, French walnut grips. Left side of bbl has caliber marking & left side of frame has “Korth” name in a circle. Right side of bbl is engraved with what is probably the importer’s name “C&S. FIREARMS CORP. WAUKESHA WI.” Right side of frame has maker’s name & address. Right side of bbl shroud has German proof marks & date “83”. Accompanied by its orig green flocked foam lined plywood case with leatherette covered top & maker’s name with nickeled latches & owner’s manual. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including 9mm cylinder & crane. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & grips, appears to be new & unfired. Case shows slight deterioration from revolver imperssion, otherwise is also extremely fine. 4-35594 JR290 (3,500-5,000)

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*CUSTOM ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL HAND EJECTOR (TRIPLE LOCK) DA REVOLVER. SN 3915. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with groove rear sight in top strap. Spectacularly & beautifully engraved by well known engraver, Jerome C. Glimm & signed on top of crane. Engraving consists of about 60% coverage on frame of spectacular foliate arabesque scrolls with other pattern below cylinder on left side. Engraving patterns also extend over bbl & at muzzle with feather patterns over top strap continuing down rear edge of frame beside hammer slot & on back strap. Cylinder is beautifully engraved to match with a wonderful hand engraved serrated pattern at rear edge. Both sides of frame have gold wire border with a fine gold wire cross hatched pattern on top of bbl at the frame with gold wire bands around ejector rod housing & another at muzzle. Top of back strap has another very fine gold wire onion dome shaped inlay with gold wire inlay on butt strap. Cylinder has a narrow gold band at rear edge with continuous gold wire around flutes. Fitted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Accompanied by a certificate from engraver Glimm dated 7-13-1989. This is certainly one of the more beautifully custom engraved Smith & Wesson revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are modern replacements. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom blue finish, appears unfired since engraving. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35616 JR292 (3,500-5,500)

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*SPECTACULAR HOWARD DOVE ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 27-2 DA REVOLVER. SN N153791. Cal. 357 Mag. Usual configuration with 8-3/8″ ribbed bbl, blue finish with partridge front sight, adjustable rear sight & magnum checkered walnut grips. This revolver is spectacularly engraved by the late Howard M. Dove, former Colt master engraver. Engraving consists of full coverage, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch-dot background. Each side has silver wire border inlay that follows the contour of frame & terminates in an arabesque scroll at top front of each side. There is also a silver wire band around muzzle with “SMITH & WESSON” in silver on left side of bbl & “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM” in silver on right side of bbl. Right side of frame behind recoil shield has Smith & Wesson intertwined logo in silver & gold. Cylinder is also beautifully engraved with a feather pattern behind each flute & twelve connected silver wire scallops toward rear edge of cylinder. Bottom of bbl has Mr. Dove’s signature stating that he was a Colt Master Engraver. Accompanied by a letter on Colt letterhead dated March 27, 1981, over the signature of Howard M. Dove, and addressed to Mr. Fred Donald Hawkrader of Christiansburg, Virginia wherein he states that he has just completed the custom engraving on the Smith & Wesson. He states that the revolver was stripped of orig finish, “reshaped” & polished to “better than original surfaces”. At the bottom of letter he fully identifies this revolver with finish “Colt’s Royal Blue” & that the engraving was “(Colt desg.) D cov.-100%”. His signature is then followed by “Colt Master Engraver-Colt Clock No. 17732-30 / Colt Custom Gun Shop”. Also accompanied by its orig 2-pc Bangor Punta blue cardboard box with correct end label. CONDITION: Extremely fine, unfired since engraving. Overall retains virtually all of its fine Colt Royal Blue finish. Orig grips retain about all of their orig Smith & Wesson finish. Box is fine. 4-35615 JR264 (3,500-5,500)

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*FINE CUSTOM ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON CHIEF’S SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. SN 69722. Cal. 38 Spcl. Fine early Chief’s Special with 2″ bbl, fixed sights, flat latch & mounted with beautiful smooth pearl grips. Revolver has about 70% coverage beautiful foliate arabesque patterns on frame, cylinder & bbl. Frame has gold wire border on both sides with a narrow gold band at rear edge & a continuous narrow gold wire around flutes. Sideplate is inlaid with a deep relief engraved gold bobcat. Work is unsigned but undoubtedly was done by someone with decent skill. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains just about all of its fine custom finish with only slight muzzle edge wear, has been fired but very little. Hammer & trigger retain about all of their orig factory case colors. Grips are extremely fine, need fitting & have great color & fire. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36211 JR297 (3,000-5,000)

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*ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 60 DA REVOLVER. SN R94167. Cal. 38 Spcl. Fine stainless steel Chief’s Special with 2″ bbl, red ramp front sight & fixed rear sight. It has satin chrome plated trigger & hammer and is mounted with beautiful smooth ivory grips. This revolver has full coverage outstanding foliate arabesque pattern engraving with feather patterns on top strap & beside hammer slot with a total of about 90% coverage. Engraving is unsigned but was undoubtedly done by a master. Back strap is also engraved with a small blank ribbon in center. This would make an outstanding carry piece. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, has been fired but very little. Overall retains about all of factory style polish. Grips have a chip in right side and need fitting, otherwise they are fine with a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36210 JR296 (2,000-3,000)

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*TWO OFFICER’S MODEL COLT DA REVOLVERS ONCE BELONGING TO THE GREATEST AND MOST FAMOUS HANDGUN SHOOTIST TO EVER LIVE, ED MCGIVEN. SN 423500 & 451016. Cal. 38 Spcl. 1) SN 423500. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with smooth deep medallion ivory grips. Front sight is a modified partridge style with fine vertical lines at top rear edge. Rear edge of sight base & rear edge of sight have several incised lines, apparently for adjusting marks. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with type of stocks “not listed” and indicating shipment to Whitney’s Sporting Goods, Denver, CO, June 14, 1919 in a shipment of three guns of same type. 2) SN 451016. Identical to #1 above with the addition of special features listed in its letter as “checkered front & back straps and special finish”, shipped to Ed McGiven, address unavailable, on Dec. 8, 1919, Colt Factory Order 10715 in a shipment of one gun. Under remarks section they state “It is of further interest to note that Ed McGiven was a famed pistol shooter and author of the book Fast & Fancy Revolver Shooting”. Front sight has been changed to a copper bead Sheard model & rear edge of front sight base has a line across face, apparently an adjustment mark. Ed McGiven was born in 1874 in Omaha, Nebraska and left home when he was seventeen. He wound up in Montana and spent most of the rest of his life in the Butte, Lewiston & Great Falls areas and died in 1957. McGiven spent majority of his adult life as a professional sign painter but his great love in life was fast & accurate shooting. After many years of practice he became so proficient that the human brain & hand were incapable of timing him so he invented an electronic timing device which was certified by The Bureau of Standards, which he used to time himself. He is recorded on two different instances of having fired five shots, accurately in 2/5 of a second. A world record which stands today. He is reputed to have been able to shoot and hit double odd buck pellets when thrown in the air. Mr. McGiven gave exhibits & demonstrations around the United States and devoted much of his free time to the training of law enforcement officers. One of his proudest mementos was a letter from J. Edgar Hoover thanking him for establishing a training program for the FBI. In 1938 Mr. McGiven authored the book, Fast & Fancy Revolver Shooting. Accompanied by a packet of information, mostly reprints of articles from various publications, including the American Rifleman, regarding Mr. McGiven’s accomplishments and shooting feats. These revolvers were originally from the collection of Lash LaRue. The consignor reports that he was told that these two guns were won in a shooting contest – one from the stock of the sporting goods store and the other sent to him from Colt. “” CONDITION: Both revolvers are nearly identical & retain virtually all of a high gloss, professionally restored finish with minor sharp edge wear & slight thinning at muzzle. Grips on both have minor age lines & both retain beautiful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Neither appears to have been fired since restoration. 4-58403 JDJ (27,500-37,500)

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*RARE CASED SMITH & WESSON STRAIGHT LINE SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. SN 1117. Cal. 22 LR. Wonderful single shot target pistol with 10″ keyhole shaped bbl, partridge front sight & adjustable rear sight. Fitted with smooth S&W medallion grips. Bbl has usual markings with the S&W trademark on left rear side of frame. This most unusual target pistol was only made in 1925-1936 in a total quantity of 1,870. Accompanied by its rare orig blued steel case with green felt lining in bottom, compartmented for pistol, a screwdriver, a gutta percha handled cleaning rod & cleaning rod extension. Rarely are these fine pistols encountered as a complete set as this one is. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig bright factory blue with no discernible flaws. Grips have a few tiny scattered creases in the varnish & retain 98% of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Metal case & accessories are equally pristine new with no stain in the green felt lining. 4-35618 JR291 (2,500-3,500)

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*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER. SN 21559. Cal. 22 Long. Blue finish with 3″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with notch in frame rear sight. It has 7-shot cylinder with case colored hammer & trigger & is mounted with smooth, deep gold medallion walnut grips. These dainty little revolvers were made in period 1910-1921 & were designed to appeal to the ladys’ market & were reasonably successful in so doing. Although several thousand of this model were produced, few survive today unaltered with orig finish. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 95-96% strong glossy orig factory blue with some light rubs on left side of bbl & flaking on back strap. Trigger & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on hammer & sheltered areas of trigger. Grips show very light wear with a few minor scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35770 JR295 (3,000-5,000)

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*RARE ASP COMBAT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN A217670. Cal. 9 mm. Wonderful compact custom semi-auto pistol built on an altered Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 with bbl reduced to 3-1/4″ and the grip shortened with three orig 7-rd magazines. Trigger guard is tapered & thinned with hammer bobbed for dbl action only pull on first round. Sight is the patented bright, yellow lines “Guttersnipe Advanced Sighting Plane” with no front sight required. Accompanied by three orig magazines with modified open sides for cartridge visibility & ease of cleaning. Grips are opaque Lexan with a clear panel on each side to give visual access to cartridges in magazine. Pistol with one magazine & two spare magazines are hermetically sealed in their orig plastic bags. Accompanied by an orig ASP, red plush lined, vinyl pistol rug & an orig ASP operation manual. CONDITION: New & unfired from factory, still sealed in orig packaging, retaining all of its orig custom factory finish. Pistol rug is equally new. 4-37215 JR348 (3,500-4,500)

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1225
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Chamber Length is 3-1/4″. Weight is 11 lbs 2 oz.

INCREDIBLY ELABORATE & RARE MILLER & VAL. GREISS UNDERLEVER SINGLE SHOT BIG BORE RIFLE. SN 12550. Cal. 10 ga. Extraordinary example of the gunmaker’s true art. This rifle has 26-1/2″ heavy, tapered, oct bbl with dovetailed front sight & 4-leaf, hand matted, gold line express sight, one standing, three folding. Top flat behind rear sight is marked in gold “MILLER & VAL. GREISS MUNCHEN”. Bore is most unusual with eight lands & grooves and lands additionally grooved. Rifling is a fairly rapid twist for such a large projectile making a full revolution in less than its 26-1/2″ length. Mounted in a heavy underlever action with elaborate front action lock with beautiful curved hammer with offset nose & false lockplate on left side. Top of receiver has shielded, recessed firing pin with a matching shield shape on left side for symmetry. Receiver has reinforced sides with a fine rounded bottom & gold plated dbl set triggers. Receiver & lockplates and appended metal are all elaborately engraved with the skill that could only be applied by a master engraver’s master. Receiver has about 50% coverage beautiful & delicate foliate arabesque patterns. Lockplates are filed & engraved at rear ends in shape of elephant heads with coiled trunks & platinum tusks & eyes. Lockplate also has a beautiful gold inlaid standing Rhinoceros with a Savannah scene in background. Left side false lockplate has a spectacular gold inlaid elephant with a tiger in its trunk & another gold tiger fleeing toward front, again set in a very detailed Savannah scene in background. Top tang has an elaborate gold inlaid reclining tiger & bottom of receiver has an extraordinary detailed lion & lioness in gold, also in a Savannah scene in background. Top three flats of bbl, extending about 3-1/2″ over chamber area, are inlaid with incredibly fine gold wire in arabesque patterns with leaves & blossoms. Breech end of bbl has a narrow & one incredibly fine gold wire band with the narrow band at muzzle. Extreme rear edge of bbl is engraved with a very fine rope pattern. Inside the receiver is stamped with British vue proof. No other proofs were observed on bbl or receiver. Mounted with very beautiful, highly figured French walnut with elaborate deep carving. Forearm has full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with raised panels around wedge escutcheons. Tip of forearm is a demon head with glass eyes. Wrist & grip cap are an elaborately detailed carved lion’s head with flowing mane completely up both sides of the wrist. Lion has black & yellow glass eyes with a full set of ivory teeth. Left side of butt has a raised Germanic style cheekpiece behind which is deeply carved with vignette of a lioness with three cubs in a rocky outcrop with trees & vegetation in background. Right side of butt tells a story of early elephant hunting in India. It is very deep relief carved over the entire right side, depicting a bull elephant with ivory tusks & glass eyes in full charge with an elephant calf by its side. Elephant is chasing a man on horseback holding spears whose has agitated the Bull into a charge and then led him by another man who has stepped out of vegetation with a large scimitar in his hands and has struck the elephant a blow on the hind leg to hamstring it so that it will fall & can be dispatched then with the spears. The detail in this carving is nothing short of mind boggling. Proportions & symmetry are absolutely astounding. The horse has metal inserts on its bridle & martingale. Unfortunately the scimitar blade has been damaged as has an adjacent leaf. Bottom of stock around the rear sling swivel is also deep relief carved in wonderful foliate & floral arabesque patterns. All carving has an extremely fine stippled background. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains just about all of its beautiful orig rust blue finish with some light spots of scattered surface discoloration. Receiver, lockplates & hammer retain virtually all of their strong orig case colors, slightly faded on bottom & on opening lever. Top tang is partially gray patina. Trigger guard retains strong blue under lever turning plum on bottom tang. Buttplate retains most of its orig blue turned plum. Wood is sound with the aforementioned chips in the carving on right side of stock & a few minor handling & storage marks with a a bruise at the toe with the forearm showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-32049 JR428 (35,000-75,000)

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EXTRAORDINARY DELUXE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID STEYR SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN None visible.. Caliber appears to be 10.5x47R Austrian. Nearly unbelievably beautiful, this spectacular rifle has a 29″ fluted rnd bbl with eight raised convex rnd ribs with top beautifully matted. Front sight is dovetailed at muzzle & is Schutzen style sight with with curved wings & a tiny pin sight. Rear bbl sight is also Schutzen style with clock key elevation adjustment & it has a tang mounted Schutzen style clock key locking screw adjustment with large eye piece. Top of bbl in front of rear sight is inlaid in gold “OESTERREICHISCHE WAFFENFABRIKS: GESELLSCHAFT STEYR”. Receiver has a Werndl style rotating breech block with central splindle that extends through rear of action & is designed to be held in place with a locking detent, which is missing. It has side mounted hammer on a back action lock & has an elaborate Schutzen style finger rest trigger guard with dbl set triggers. It is mounted in extraordinarily beautiful French walnut 1-pc stock with deep Schutzen style cheekpiece and a semi-Schutzen style heavy steel buttplate with short prongs. Bbl is retained by a sgl key through oval steel escutcheons. The foregoing only describes the mechanics of this rifle. Beyond that it is nearly incomprehensible the elaborate decorative workmanship on both metal & wood. Receiver & all of appended metal are elaborately relief engraved with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that has a fine stippled background. Breech block thumb-piece is relief engraved with round dots & buttplate with tiny flower blossoms. Top & sides of receiver, bbl root, top of breech block, hammer, lockplate & trigger guard have delicate raised gold wire inlays in spectacular intertwined foliate patterns with fleur-de-lis. Entire tang mounted sight & rear bbl sight are also matching engraved. Stock has a deep relief carved forend tip with matching deep relief carvings completely around receiver & down wrist terminating in a large flower blossom back of bottom tang. Carving patterns are of leaves & berries and extend to a panel on right side of butt with another behind cheekpiece, all with fine stippled background. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains most of its strong orig factory blue. Receiver, lockplate & hammer retain darkened case colors. Trigger guard is faded case colors with trigger plate having bright case colors in sheltered areas. Buttplate also has spots of bright case colors in sheltered areas having mostly faded to gray. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches & retains most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish with moderate wear on forestock & light handling wear on carving and a slight damage to left side panel. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32050 JR427 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE REMPT MARTINI ACTION DELUXE ENGRAVED GERMAN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 11192. Cal. 8.15x46R. Rare & unusual Martini action Schutzen with 29-1/2″ octagon fluted bbl and clock key adjustable dovetail front sight with range markings. Rear 1/3 of bbl is a flat quarter rib with a clock key adjustable wide rear sight & a pedestal mounted clock key adjustable large diopter sight with a wheel changeable aperture similar to the American Meritt sights. Bore is rifled with four lands & grooves, right hand twist with a smaller groove in each land. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with checkered & deep relief carved schnable tipped forearm & typical Schutzen style buttstock with deep scalloped cheekpiece on left side & thumb rest on right side. Right side of buttstock has a very elaborate, deep carved panel of leaves & flower blossoms. It has a typical Schutzen buttplate with short top tang & short bottom prong. Receiver has very elaborate full coverage engraving consisting of a Bavarian shooter dressed in turn-of-the-century costume with a plumed hat & lederhosen and high stockings shooting at a distant target with a cherub in foreground holding two laurel wreaths. These figures are all surrounded by foliate & floral patterns that match the wood carving and has a fine punch dot background. Both sides of receiver have several small gold dots. Right side of receiver is equally elaborately engraved with figure of a goddess with long flowing tresses holding a sword in her right hand and a Schutzen target with laurel wreath in her right hand. Toward the front of the right side is the figure of a cherub holding aloft a trophy and a flowing ribbon. Again, all surrounded by matching patterns with punch dot background & numerous gold dots. Bottom of receiver, breech block, top tang & buttplate are engraved to match, even sides of tang sight are engraved. Top flat of bbl over chamber area is inlaid with incredibly fine silver & gold geometric patterns with flowers & leaves. Right & left top flats have short matching patterns & there is a wide silver band & very narrow gold band at chamber end. Further forward, just behind rear sight, is “GEBR: REMPT, SUHL” in gold. There is also a wide silver band & very narrow gold band at muzzle with silver foliate inlays on top three flats. Bbl has a small “320” scratched on left flat just above forearm. Bbl attaching system for this rifle is somewhat unusual with forearm permanently attached to the receiver, having a side swinging locking lever on bottom of forearms which releases the front lug allowing the bbl to be tipped upward freeing the large rear lug that fits into a recess in front of the receiver. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about all of its strong orig factory finish turned slightly plum. Rear sight retains virtually all of its beautiful fire blue. Receiver, lever & buttplate retain faded case hardening with traces of colors in most sheltered areas, being mostly a silver patina. Forearm has a loose sliver at left tip, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and retains most of an old wiped on finish over orig finish that could be easily restored. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35641 JR445 (6,000-10,000)

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*FINE UNMARKED GERMAN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 681. Cal. 8.15x46R. Beautiful early Schutzen with 33-3/4″ oct bbl, ramp front sight with Lyman 17A globe sight, full matted top with clock key adjustable, movable rear sight & a pedestal mounted clock key adjustable tang sight, adjustable for both windage & elevation. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with a large tapered forearm carved at tip with a dog’s head with yellow & black glass eyes. Stock is typical Schutzen style with checkered straight wrist & massive contoured Schutzen cheekpiece with thumbrest on right side & light incised carving also on right side. Buttplate is typical Schutzen style with short top tang & medium prong on bottom. Receiver has full coverage deep chisel engraving of unusual oak leaf & acorn patterns with branches. Center of engraving on left side is a wheel shape with eight oak leaves. Right side is engraved identically with a bull’s eye target in center. Bottom of receiver, lever, bottom tang & buttplate are engraved to match. Bottom of bbl, under forearm, has commercial “BUG” proofs & date “2.25” signifying manufacture in February 1925. Accompanied by a large disc medallion with a spread-winged American eagle perched atop a target clutching a Schutzen rifle in its left talon with oak leaves in background. Reverse has a garland of laurel leaves with a shield shape in middle which is engraved with initials “HAAPG” and is inscribed over “D. DEUTSCHLAND”. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver, lever & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded, stronger on lever & buttplate. Wood is sound & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35642 JR440 (4,000-7,000)

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*FINE HAENEL AYDT GERMAN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 8.15x46R. Beautiful Schutzen rifle with 31-1/2″ medium weight oct bbl, ramp front sight, missing its caterpillar insert. Top flat of bbl & quarter rib are nicely matted, missing the sight. Top tang has a pedestal for a Schutzen style sight which is also missing. Mounted with nicely colored straight grain walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm & heavy left-hand Schutzen buttstock with deep scalloped cheekpiece on right side & thumb rest on left side. Stock & forearm are beautifully deep relief carved with foliate & floral patterns with checkered wrist & checkering pattern behind thumb rest. Both sides of stock, where it meets the receiver, are carved with beautiful half flower blossoms. Buttplate is typical Schutzen style with short heel tang & medium bottom prong. Receiver is most unusually engraved with large vignette of a lady shooter dressed in German costume wearing a hat with feather plume with her Schutzen rifle on a sling over her left shoulder & holding a target in her right hand. Right side is typically engraved of a Bavarian gentleman in turn-of-the-century Bavarian costume with feather plumed hat, jacket & cravat holding a Calabash pipe in his right hand & a stein in his left hand with great detail in engraving. He is leaning his right elbow on corner of a table & has trees in background all with a very finely stippled overall background. Balance of both sides of receiver, all three flats over top, top of breech block, top tang & lever are engraved to match, again all with very fine stippled background. It has dbl set triggers & a Schutzen style finger rest trigger guard. Bottom of bbl has “BUG” proofs & date “8.27” indicating manufacture August 1927. Top left flat of bbl has the eagle & crown “N” nitro proof & right side of receiver has “BU” & crown “N” proofs. Altogether a very beautiful & unusual lefthand Schutzen rifle. Accompanied by a period German leather sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine, sights missing as noted. Bbl retains about 99% strong orig bright blue. All other metal retains about all of its strong orig case colors, moderately faded, brilliant in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with very minor handling & use marks and retains virtually all of a lightly cleaned orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Sling is fine. 4-33454 JR443 (3,000-5,000)

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SCARCE GREGER ZIMMERSCHUTZEN. SN 5030. Cal. 5 mm RF. Beautiful deluxe Zimmerschutzen designed for indoor plinking. However the Germans took the sport seriously with these highly decorated accurate sub-caliber rifles that emulated the larger Schutzen rifles. They were used primarily for indoor matches in the taverns which were family type gathering places. This rifle has what appears to be a 29-1/2″ oct bbl with fluted edges of which only the last 7-1/4″ is actual bbl. Chamber for the tiny rim fire cartridge is on bottom of bbl, toward the muzzle which latches over a stud on bottom of bbl & when unlatched swings to the side exposing chamber for unloading & reloading. Beyond this feature this rifle exactly duplicates a full size Schutzen rifle with Martini style action. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with rounded forearm that has a carved tip & side panels with checkered triangle on bottom. Stock is typical heavy Schutzen style with checkered wrist & raised carved side panels to match the forearm. It has the heavy scalloped cheekpiece on left side with light incised carving & a thumb rest with large carved & checkered panel on right side. There is also a small amount of light incised carving on right side & bottom of thumb rest is carved to match forearm & stock side panels. It has a Schutzen style buttplate with short adjustable top tang & short bottom prong. Receiver has a Schutzen style finger rest trigger guard with dbl set triggers. Bbl has a full matted top flat with winged clock key adjustable ramp front sight that has two rotating posts. There is no provision for a rear sight and it has a clock key adjustable Schutzen style tang sight with large diopter disc. Left side of receiver is very nicely engraved with large vignette of a Bavarian gentleman with large mustache wearing a plumed hat with his rifle over his left shoulder & holding a beer stein in his right hand. Right side of receiver appears to be the same Bavarian gentleman wearing identical clothing with identical handlebar mustache holding his rifle over his right shoulder & a Calabash style pipe in his left hand. Top of receiver has light geometric patterns on top side flats with top flat having a stippled pattern. Top right flat of bbl is inlaid in silver “J. GREGER,” and left top flat is inlaid in silver “DILLIN GEN.”. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with a very few small scattered spots of rust. Receiver, lever & buttplate retain generous amounts of orig case colors, mostly faded with strong colors in sheltered areas. Stock has a crack on each side of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35645 JR448 (4,000-7,000)

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*SCARCE BORNMULLER GERMAN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 4306. Cal. 8.15x46R. Unusual Schutzen rifle with 28″ oct bbl, windage adjustable dovetailed front sight with curved wings & pin. Full top flat is hand matted with quarter rib containing a clock key adjustable rear sight. Top tang has a Schutzen pedestal with clock key adjustable sight numbered to rifle. Bottom of bbl has “BUG” proofs with date “7.14” indicating manufacture in July 1914. Right side of breech block & receiver have “BU” proofs with top right flat of receiver & bbl having British vue proofs. Receiver, lever, top tang of buttplate & about 1-1/2″ over chamber area of bbl are beautifully engraved with leaf & vine patterns and a very fine stippled background. It has a Schutzen style finger rest lever with what appears to be a proprietary locking system & dbl set triggers. Buttstock has typical Schutzen buttplate with short top tang & short bottom prong. The action is somewhat unusual with a large, solid, heavy breech block marked on right side “BLOCK SCHLOSS SYST. / BORNMULLER”. Right lower front side of block is milled for the opening lever & left side has milled cavities for the heavy half-round hammer spring and a separate hammer with fixed firing pin & it has a right hand extractor. Mounted with nicely figured European walnut with short schnable tipped forearm that has a checkered bottom flat & checkered side panels. Buttstock is typical early Schutzen style with heavy contoured cheekpiece on left side and a shallow cheekpiece on right side with shallow stippled thumbrest on right wrist. It has a full checkered wrist with raised, domed, carved panels. Accompanied by a hand written repair list where Dr. Miller apparently had this rifle repaired in Dec. 1991. It lists numerous small repairs such as replacing a couple of broken screws, tightening front sight dovetail, removing peen marks from muzzle, reshaping, re-engraving & glass bedding buttplate, tightening forend wedge key & fabricating small parts for rear sight. There was also some light touchup done on buttplate & lever. Bbl has been sleeved to the orig caliber. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl sleeved & repairs as noted. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with about 50% orig fire blue on rear sight. Receiver & lever retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded, brilliant in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light wear on the freshened checkering & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35643 JR444 (4,000-7,000)

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*RARE HAENEL AYDT SMALL BORE GERMAN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 18285. Cal. 5.3 mm. Beautiful lightweight Schutzen with 31″ half octagon fluted bbl with ramp front sight base & a Dockendorfer globe front sight with sliding cover. It has a quarter rib in top flat mounting a clock key adjustable open rear sight & has a pedestal mounted clock key adjustable tang sight with large disc diopter. Mounted with an uncheckered walnut schnable tipped forearm & typical Schutzen buttstock with checkered straight wrist & massive contoured cheekpiece with thumb rest on right side. It has a typical light Schutzen buttplate with short heel & medium prong on bottom. Receiver has a finger rest Schutzen trigger guard with dbl set triggers. Typical Aydt receiver has takedown lever & extractor lever on left side and is lightly engraved with geometric patterns on top three flats & a light border around sides. Bottom of bbl has “BUG” proofs with caliber marking forward of forearm lug & the orig caliber marking “5.4 mm” behind the lug that has been crossed out & the date “10/23” indicating manufacture in October 1923. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about all of its strong, dark, orig blue finish & front sight ramp about all of its orig case colors. Rear bbl sight retains virtually all of its orig factory case colors & fire blue. Receiver, lever & buttplate retain virtually all of their strong orig case colors, slightly faded on receiver & lever, more faded on buttplate. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & use marks, a couple of small gouges on wrist & retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-35638 JR441 (4,000-7,000)

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*SCARCE BUCHEL GERMAN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 3657. Cal. 8.15x46R. Fine Schutzen rifle with 31-1/2″ oct bbl, winged ramp front sight with full matted top & quarter rib toward rear, missing the removable sight. Tang is mounted with a pedestal clock key adjustable sight with large disc diopter. Bottom of bbl has “BUG” proofs with crown “N” & nitro proof on left flat, also with “BU” & crown “N” proofs on right side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered forearm that has sgl wedge through steel escutcheons that may be a very old replacement. It has its orig very nicely figured walnut Schutzen style butt with deep contoured Schutzen cheekpiece on left & thumb rest on right with nicely checkered wrist & a checkered panel on right. Receiver has a light border pattern with cross hatched glare reduction engraving over top flat & top of breech block. It has unusual shaped dbl set triggers with an atypical Schutzen lever with a patented locking latch & proprietary patented hard rubber filler in bottom loop. Stock has typical Schutzen buttplate with short heel tang & long bottom prong. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig factory blue with minor pitting on left side under forearm & slight sharp edge wear. Receiver, lever, breech block & buttplate retain virtually all of their brilliant orig factory case colors. Forearm is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains most of a restored finish. Buttstock is also sound with minor handling & storage marks with minor alteration on rear edge of thumb rest & a couple of minor chips on cheekpiece and retains most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35640 JR442 (4,000-7,000)

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SCARCE PADERBORN STALKING RIFLE. SN 488. Cal. Appears to be 9.5x47R. Fine German stalking rifle with 29-1/2″ full oct bbl, unusual dovetailed, clock key windage adjustable front sight & elevation adjustable rear sight. It is a single shot action with early style bolt with locking block on bolt lug which is the only lug on bolt. Obviously made for a low pressure black powder cartridge. It has a straight bolt handle with checkered teardrops on the knob top & bottom & Mauser style rotating safety on bolt. Mounted in very nicely figured French walnut 1-pc stock with schnable tipped forestock secured with a sgl wedge through German silver escutcheons, raised side panels with checkered straight grip & Germanic style cheekpiece on left side with a smooth steel buttplate. Top flat of bbl & bolt have British vue proofs. It has very fancy finger rest steel trigger guard with long top & bottom finials and dbl set triggers. Receiver, trigger guard & buttplate tang are very nicely engraved with light leaf & vine patterns. Top tang has an orig replacement Schutzen rifle style clock key adjustable vernier sight missing its diopter disc. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, turning plum. Receiver, bolt, trigger guard & buttplate are mostly silvered case colors with stronger colors under the wood on receiver. Stock is sound with a gouge on cheekpiece & a few light handling & use marks and retains most of a fine restored varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35675 JR447 (2,500-4,000)

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*BEAUTIFUL UNMARKED LIGHT STALKING RIFLE. SN 1596. Cal. 22 LR. Fine, well made lightweight stalking rifle with 22-1/2″ oct bbl, Schutzen rifle style dovetail front sight with curved wings & a pin. Rear sight is a miniature clock key adjustable Schutzen rifle sight and there is a small size Schutzen rifle style clock key adjustable tang sight. Receiver is also octagonal shaped with a model 93 Mauser style, open rear bridge action with bolt handle lug the only lock. Mounted in a nicely figured straight grain 1-pc walnut stock with semi-schnable forend tip and raised side panels with inlaid wire scrolls. It has a checkered straight grip with finger-rest serpentine trigger guard & dbl set triggers. Left side of butt has a cheekpiece & buttplate is flat steel with diamond & dot engraved patterns. Top three flats of receiver, bolt lug & striker, along with bolt handle, top tang & trigger guard are all engraved in fine light foliate arabesque patterns. Bottom of bbl has “BUG” proofs with date “5.27”indicating many factors in May 1927, and a very stylized fleur-de-lis which is probably the manufacturer’s monogram. Bottom of receiver has “BU” proofs & the monogram. Miniature stalking rifles such as this are rarely ever encountered with few having been made. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: As new, possibly unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Bbl has strong blue turning slightly plum over forestock area. Receiver, bolt striker & knob, trigger guard & buttplate retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors, slightly faded on trigger guard & buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35676 JR446 (2,500-4,000)

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WESTLEY RICHARDS 1881 PATENT SINGLE SHOT MATCH RIFLE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. Cal. .450 Westley Richards #2. This spectacular rifle has a 33″ tapered round bbl with raised Nock form, vernier front sight, dove tailed through a block, and windage adjustable military match tangent rear sight with ladder. Bbl is marked on top “Westley Richards”. & CO. London. Metford Rifling” behind the rear sight, and “For Westley Richards Metford Cartridge. 80. & 570GRS”. Serial # “1618” is engraved to the left of the Nock form. British black powder proofs also appear on the left side of the bbl. The charcoal blued action is engraved with fine English scroll with fleur-de-lis at corners. The right side of the action under the thumb lever is engraved “Deeley-Edge-Metford Patent Match Rifle”. The left side of the action is engraved “Sole Manufacturers Westley Richards. & CO. London. & Birmingham”. The top of the action has scroll engraving and a Westley Richards triangle logo. The side lever is engraved and the thumb piece is checkered. There is a sliding safety to the right side of the trigger. The nicely streaked Circasian walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 13-5/8″ over a checkered steel butt plate with scroll engraving at the heel. There is a long-range back position sight base inletted at the heel and it is retained by an engraved transverse screw and bolster. For strength and stability, the but stock was split length-wise at the factory, and a reinforcing steel plate was installed, and it is held in place by three floral engraved screws and bolsters. The pistol grip terminates in a nicely shaped reverse curve. The forend is secured by a through nail with plain oval silver escutcheons and has a horn tip. Rifle is checkered in point pattern with mullered borders. This particular rifle is pictured and described in Jonathan’s Kirton’s The British Falling Block Breach-loading Rifle from 1865 on page 172. And also, Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifles, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 149. Included with the rifle is a wooden box containing the back position vernier sight with mounting screw, and two front sight inserts. This is probably the only example of this type of rifle in existence. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 70-80% blue with scattered pin-prick pitting and a few dings on the right side. The action retains 85-90% of its bright charcoal blue showing silver on sharp edges. The breech block shows 50-60% case color, and trigger guard shows about 50% of its blue with brown patches. The butt stock has been refinished with a hand-rubbed oil finish with a few old dings and scratches underneath, the butt plate has been re-heat blued. The rear sight base is a replacement. The stock shows repairs at the end of the top tang. The reinforcing plate has been refinished, and is color case hardened. The forend finish matches the butt stock, and the checkering has been nicely re-cut. Professionally restored crack in wrist, barely visible. The long-range sight shows traces of case color. The bore is very fine and bright and shiny. 4-33677 MGM41 (9,000-12,000)

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DANIEL FRASER HENRY STYLE DROPPING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 1539. Cal. 500-450 No. 1. 27″ Ovate bbl w/ Metford rifling, has one standing, 1 folding express rear sight w/ longitudinally dovetailed high silver bead front. Top is file cut to full length except where it is engraved “Danl. Fraser & Coy. 4 Leith St. Terrace Edinburgh”. Bottom of bbl has London black powder proofs, and is stamped “.450” and w/ SN “1539” (ca 1885). Completely unadorned action has London view mark on left side. Cranked lock plate w/ rear sliding stalking safety is engraved “Dan. Fraser & Co.” Face of action under forend is stamped w/ SN and letter “A”. Trigger guard has SN on grip. Dark nicely figured European walnut buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered steel butt plate w/ sling eye and 20 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders. Forend is fastened w/ pin and checkered to match buttstock. CONDITION: Fine. Rifle appears to be old London quality refinish. Bbls retain virtually all of purplish brown w/ areas of wear at muzzle. Case hardened action has bright color, and shows silvering at rear of lock plate, and on trigger guard. Proof mark is very sharp. Breech block is polished bright. All screws are heat blued, and show some use. Bore is strong, sharp and shiny but w/ pitting toward breech. Lock is crisp. Safety works well. Wood shows most of oil finish w/ few minor nicks. Although this action appears identical to a Henry action, there is no indication by any markings that it is of Henry’s production. It appears to be that Fraser had an order for a hammer rifle, and this is what he came up with. Possibly one of a kind. 4-35854 MGM113 (7,000-9,000)

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND TOP LEVER HAMMER ROOK RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 10877. Cal. 25-20. Rebounding lock. 26″ Octagon bbl w/ matted top, one standing, 2 folding express sight, and transversally dovetailed front is engraved “Holland & Holland. 98, New Bond St. London.”, “295. SEMISMOOTH. BORE” on right side, and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials. 1883″ on the left. Bottom of bbl is stamped w/ black powder proof “.290” and SN “10877” (approx 1888). Case hardened action is lightly scroll engraved and has dual under lugs. Peninsula back action lock has scroll and “Holland & Holland” engraved. Short round serpentine hammer is scroll engraved w/ dense lightly figured and streaked European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over plain steel butt plate, has steel grip cap, and 22 LPI flat top checkering w/ mullered borders. Spring fastened splinter forend has horn tip and checkering to match buttstock. Leather CASE has central brass medallion, and remnants of shipping labels on lid. Interior is lined w/ red cloth, reproduction Holland and Holland label, and contains a 1987 bill of sale from Filli Rizzini for this rifle. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl has been re-lined, and retains 95% of its blue. Front sight is recent replacement. Action retains nearly all re-color hardening. Trigger guard, top lever and butt plate retain most of their re-blue. Stocks retain most of restored oil finish. Forend is missing one inch triangles of wood either side of barrel bolster. Action is tight. Bbl is on face. Bore is excellent. Lock is crisp. CASE is good. Straps are missing. Handle has been repaired. Partitions are tight. Cloth shows some moth damage. 4-35639 MGM111 (5,000-8,000)

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND SINGLE SHOT TOP LEVER HAMMER STALKING RIFLE. SN 19545. Cal. 35 Winchester. 28″ Ovate bbl. is engraved “Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond Street London.” and “Winners of all the “Field” Rifle Trials 1883″. Top rear of bbl is file cut and has platinum lined express sight w/ one standing, 2 folding leaves w/ additional ladder sight out to 600 yds. White bead front is mounted on file cut ramp. Sling eye soldered to bbl. Bottom of bbl has London black powder proofs w/ SN “19545” and “303”. Bbl is also stamped “35VP”, probably barrel reborer Van Patten. Left side is engraved “Calibre .350 Winchester”, right side “Charge 48 1/2 gr. N. C.” Case hardened action has dual under lugs, w/ about 30% coverage of scroll engraving. Peninsula back action lock w/ front stalking safety, has a long tapered extension down through grip area to the grip cap. Engraved w/ large open shaded scroll and “Holland & Holland.” Left side has a matching plate engraved w/ bugling stag, and “Holland & Holland.” Top tang extends over the comb. Blued trigger guard has scroll and SN engraved on grip, and extends to grip cap. Light colored slightly streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over a checkered steel trap butt plate w/ space for 3 cartridges under trap, and features typical Holland style right hand cheek piece, vacant silver oval, steel grip cap, and sling eye w/ coarse borderless checkering. Lever release splinter forend has horn tip w/ checkering to match buttstock. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at comb: 2-1/8″. Weight: 7 lbs 8oz. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Fine as restored. Bbls retain virtually all high quality rust blue. Action and locks have virtually all high quality re-case color. Trigger guard and top lever have all of their re-blue. Stocks have most of a glossy finish w/ few nicks and dings. Butt plate is replacement. Bore is excellent. Action is loose and bbl off face. Lock is crisp. 4-35632 MGM106 (3,000-5,000)

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*STEPHEN GRANT MARTINI ROOK RIFLE. SN 14692. Cal. 22 Hornet. 28-1/4″ Ovate bbl has matted top w/ one standing, 1 folding express sight w/ transversally dovetailed Lyman bead front and is engraved “Stephen Grant” on left side, and “674 St. James’s St. London.” and “.22 Hornet” on right. Case hardened action has some scroll engraving w/ SN “14692” and “Lever Safety” on right side. Rear of action is fitted w/ BSA patented target sight. Fancy burl walnut buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over steel butt plate, w/ large vacant silver oval and is checkered at 20 LPI w/ mullered borders. Forend has horn cap, with checkering to match buttstock. Weight: 6 lbs 7 oz. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbl retains virtually all re-blue. Action retains virtually all its re-color. Stocks retain 98% rubbed oil finish w/ some scratches and nicks. Bbl has been re-lined. Bore is excellent. 4-35698 MGM121 (3,000-5,000)

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PURDEY ROOK RIFLE WITH 2ND BARREL. . SN 11782. Cal. 25-20, and 310. 25-20 Ovate bbl measures 25-3/4″ w/ matted top engraved “James Purdey & Sons – 57-58 S. Audley St. London” w/ one standing, 2 folding express rear, and high longitudinally dovetailed front. Right side has Birmingham proofs and “250”, left is engraved “Ammunition 25/20”. Round 310 bbl has a Greener patent flip up ladder sight adjustable for windage and a high front sight transversally dovetailed through block and has same engraving as other bbl, except it states “Ammunition – 310”. Martini action is nicely engraved w/ large open shaded scroll w/ SN “11782” on top of tang and has take down lever on left front part of action. Nicely streaked straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over a ribbed horn butt plate, w/ 22 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders. Both forends have horn tips, sling eyes, and checkering to match buttstock. Weight w/ 25-20 bbl: 4 lbs 2 oz. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Both barrels show virtually all of re-blue. Action retains 60-70% orig charcoal blue. Stocks retain most of oil refinish. 25-20 Bore is excellent. 310 Bore is also excellent. 4-35679 MGM117 (2,500-4,000)

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*BLASER MODEL K77 SIDEPLATE SINGLE SHOT STALKING RIFLE. SN 3/86168. Cal. 7 mm Mag. Rare Dural frame, lightweight stalking rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd lightweight bbl with pedestal mounted front sight & pedestal mounted fixed rear sight. Chamber end of bbl has a special block with a square bridge at chamber end that is mounted with Bock side swinging, return to zero mount & rings containing a Leupold VariX III 3.5-10X-50mm scope. Mounted in spectacular exhibition grade Circassian walnut with schnable tip forearm & pistol grip stock with roachback comb & fluted European style cheekpiece, 14-1/2″ over the orig thin Blaser pad. It has an oval ebony grip cap & there is a toe trap on bottom of stock with recesses for four cartridges. Bottom of bbl has a safari sling mount with a corresponding loop on bottom of stock. Receiver, sidelocks & appended metal are all exquisitely engraved by the famous engraver, Martin Strolz. Left side plate is deep relief chisel engraved with full vignette of a raebuck & three does in a very detailed forest scene. Right side plate is equally beautifully deep relief chisel engraved with the full vignette of two European stags & two hinds all in an extremely detailed woodland scene. Bottom of receiver has the deep relief chisel engraved vignette of two Big Horn sheep in a forested mountain scene. Balance of receiver, trigger guard, forend iron, opening lever & top tang are also beautifully deep relief chisel engraved with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with dark stippled background. Chamber area of bbl, front scope block, front & rear sights are also beautifully engraved in lighter style with matching patterns and have decorative gold wire inlay. Martin Strolz is a world-renown Austrian engraver, only thirty years old but with sixteen years training & experience. He has both studied & taught at some of Austria’s & Germany’s most famous engraving schools and has done work for a number of Austria’s most famous makers as well as private commissions. His work has been published in a number of European & American publications. Accompanied by a letter from Mr. Strolz, dated 2005, to the consignor, all in German. Also accompanied by a CD of Mr. Strolz’ work. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, probably unfired since engraving. Receiver, trigger guard, forend iron & toe trap retain about all of their fine alloy finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, crisp optics. 4-35549 JR449 (10,000-15,000)

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*RARE B. WINKLER MAUSER ACTION CUSTOM ENGRAVED BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN F6194. Cal. 30-06. Spectacular custom rifle with 21″ oct bbl with full length,tapered, matted rib, ramp front sight with partridge style German silver blade and maker’s name & caliber in panels on rib. Fixed rear sight is dovetailed into rib & has a gold outline rear face. Mounted in spectacular hand selected exhibition quality Circassian walnut that consignor personally chose for this rifle. It has a full length, 2-pc forestock with ebony schnable tip & ebony insert at joint. Forestock & grip area are beautifully checkered in about 24-lines per inch with an oval ebony grip cap. Left side of butt has a fluted European style cheekpiece with a toe trap having recesses for three cartridges and is 14-1/2″ over a thin Decelerator pad. Receiver & bbl area over chamber have bases for the Bock return to zero twist off mounts containing a Zeiss Diavari VM 3-12X-56T scope with 3-post & dual crosshair reticle. Bolt is fitted with a custom shroud & thumb safety with a beautiful sculpted adjustable trigger & a spoon handle bolt with checkered panel on bottom side. Receiver, bolt handle, bolt shroud, cut-off, trigger guard & floorplate and toe trap have full coverage, extraordinary, intertwined, foliate arabesque pattern engraving with fine gold wire border inlays. Toe trap does not have the inlays. Floorplate also has an extremely beautiful, with fabulous detail, vignette of a bugling bull elk in a forested scene. Small area over chamber & front scope block, along with front sight, are also beautifully engraved. Rear face of rear sight is stippled. Bolt body is jeweled & extractor polished bright. Receiver, bolt handle, bolt shroud, cut-off, trigger guard & floorplate, toe trap & sling swivels are all French gray finished. This engraving was done by the famous European engraver, Martin Strolz. Mr. Strolz is an Austrian, only thirty years old, with sixteen years training & experience having trained & taught at some of Austria’s & Germany’s most famous engraving schools. He also has done work for most of Austria’s & some of Germany’s finest gun makers as well as private commissions. His work has been published in a large variety of European & American publications. Accompanied by a copy of letter from Mr. Strolz to the consignor dated 2002 and a CD of Mr. Strolz’ work. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, appears to be unfired since engraving, retains virtually all of its fine orig custom finish to both metal & wood with one small rub on left side of stock. Scope is equally new. 4-35550 JR450 (10,000-15,000)

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*J. P. SAUER MAUSER MANNLICHER TYPE CARBINE. SN 225354. Cal. 30-06. Double set triggers. 19″ Full octagon integral rib bbl w/ flutes between rear and front sight is stamped “Fluid- Steel- Krupp- Essen” around breech. Engraved “30. U. S. G. 1906 Mod. Mauser.”on left side and “J. P. Sauer & Son, Suhl, Germany” at rear of matted rib w/ one standing, 1 folding rear sight, and longitudinally dovetailed silver bead front. Commercial Mauser action is stamped “Waffenfabrik Mauser – Oberndorf A/N.” on left side w/ Sauer number “225354” stamped on right side of stippled receiver ring. (Mauser no. 89899). Trigger guard has push button floor plate release. Case hardened bolt has butter knife handle w/ BU proofs. All other small parts have no. 99. Full length stock has 3 schnables, the last being in a horn muzzle cap. Stock measures 14-1/4″ over Sauer and Son logo ribbed horn butt plate w/ vacant silver oval, 26 LPI checkering w/ double line borders, raised side panels, 2 keys to secure bbl, and forend checkering to match buttstock. This rifle exactly matches specifications for Sauer carbine in 1933 Abercrombie and Fitch catalog w/ exception that bbl length is specified at 20″. Price at that time was $125.00. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains nearly all its rust blue. Receiver and trigger guard 90%+ orig bright blue. Bolt has most of its case color, silvering and flaking on handle. Bolt stop 30% of fire blue. Stock retains most of its oil finish w/ raised grain, numerous scratches and handling marks. Butt plate has moth damage. Rear sling loop is a replacement. Horn forend cap shows repair, and may be well done replacement. Bore is very fine. Rifle in need of good cleaning. 4-35820 MGM98 (4,000-6,000)

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*UNUSUAL BOLT ACTION RIFLE OVER SHOTGUN WITH SCOPE. SN NSN. Cal. 8 x 57 and 20ga. Round 22-1/2″ rifle bbl has standing rear sight, and silver bead dovetailed front sight on ramp there is a rotating 20 gauge shotgun barrel underneath, that locks in place w/ long steel cocking lever on left side. Wing type rotating safety is on right. Firing mechanism is actuated by rear trigger. Mauser action has scroll and punched engraving and typical claw bases. Bolt has typical military turned down handle w/ some decorative punches on top. Bottom metal has checkered button release, w/ some scroll engraving. Front trigger is set. Plain European walnut stock measures 14-1/4″ over ribbed horn butt plate w/ shadow line, right hand cheek piece, horn sunburst grip cap, and side panels, w/ 30 LPI checkering w/ double line borders. Forend is made of three pieces, a short bottom piece attached to cocking mechanism w/ 2 screws, and has checkering; the other two pieces extend to muzzle, the whole unit of which rotates when shotgun action is operated. This rifle is very similar to one pictured in Ludwig Olson’s book, “Mauser Bolt Rifles.” German 4X SCOPE has heavy 3 post and cross hair reticle, claw mounts w/ windage, soldered on, and fits rifle well. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Fine as restored. Metal retains virtually all of re-black. Wood retains virtually all of oil refinish, w/ few marks and dents. Checkering is re-cut. Rifle bore is dark. Shotgun bore is bright and shiny. SCOPE is good as refinished, optics are cloudy. 4-35634 MGM126 (7,500-12,500)

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*CHRISTOPH FUNK OVER UNDER COMBO BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 37467. Cal. 7 x 57R / 22 LR. Very unusual combination of standard bolt action rifle w/ small caliber for light game. 24-1/2″ Round rifle bbl has one standing, 1 folding rear, and silver bead front on matted ramp, and is stamped “Christoph Funk, Suhl” on top, w/ 1982 London proof marks for 7 x 57. Small caliber secondary rifle bbl is mounted underneath w/ unusual hinged and rotating bolt for loading and securing 22 cartridge, which is cocked by pushing forward a thumb piece at left rear of action. Cocking indicator/ de-cocking button protrudes from left side of stock. 22 Cartridge is fired by rear trigger. This mechanism has German B and U proofs on hinged breech block and rotating carrier. Although Ludwig Olson illustrates two different styles of Mauser combination rifles in his book, “Mauser Bolt Rifles,” this variation is not described. Commercial quality action stamped on left side of receiver ring w/ SN “37467” and has B and U proofs. Top of action has typical German claw bases. Bolt has unusually long handle w/ checkered panels top and bottom of knob. Bottom metal has lever release hinged floor plate stamped w/ triangular logo marked “Chr Funk 1835″ and steel shotgun type trigger guard. Front trigger is set. Pistol grip stock measures 14-1/4″ over 3/8” checkered horn butt plate installed over another, probably original, horn butt plate, and features 28 LPI checkering w/ double line borders. Forend wood attaches to bbl w/ screw giving access to small caliber bbl. Weight w/ scope: 9 lbs 3oz. SCOPE is a Carl Zeiss Zielvier w/ 3 post and dot reticle and leather covers, w/ soldered claw mounts, which appear to be original to rifle. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as restored. Metal retains virtually all good quality rust re-black. Stock retains virtually all of varnish refinish. Checkering is good. 7mm Bore is strong w/ slight erosion in throat, mostly bright and shiny. 22 Bore is good. SCOPE appears to be original to gun, is fine w/ clear optics. 4-35633 MGM125 (7,500-12,500)

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MANNLICHER HAENEL NEW MODEL BOLT RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 10.75x68mm. Double set triggers. 23″ One third octagon to round bbl w/ integral matted top rib has one standing, 2 folding rear, and two bead pivoting front sights, has “C. G. Haenel Suhl Germany” inlaid in silver on top w/ “Guss-Stahl” on right and “Krupp – Essen” on left. Owners name “Edgar A. Mearns” is stamped on left side. Case hardened action has 50% coverage of nicely executed Germanic scroll w/ top of receiver ring stippled. Bolt handle has two panels of checkering on knob. Tops of cocking piece and wing safety are checkered. Hinged bottom metal has matching engraving and button release. Nicely figured and streaked European walnut stock measures 14-1/4″ over steel butt plate w/ right hand cheek piece, side panels, Schnabel tip, keyed forend, and 22 LPI checkering w/ double line and flat mullered borders. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of orig blue, slight silvering at muzzle. Action retains 95% case color, silvering at front of bottom metal, and has been re-lacquered. Stock has orig finish w/ added varnish. Bore is strong, shiny w/ some erosion and shallow pitting at breech. 4-35723 MGM139 (4,000-6,000)

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*MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER MODEL 1903 CARBINE. SN 16175. Cal. 6.5×54 MS. 18″ Round bbl was one standing, 1 folding rear sight mounted in a banded block, ramp front sight, dove-tailed silver bead, is marked w/ SN “16175” and Vienna nitro proofs. Stippled top of action is marked “Made in Austria”, “Patent”, “Mannlicher Schoenauer”, and “M.1903”. Left side is stamped “Oesterr. Waffenfabr. – Ges. Steyr” and has double set triggers. Butter knife handled bolt has matching SN and is fitted w/ a transversally dove-tailed Lyman cocking piece peep sight. Steel capped full length European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over a ribbed steel trap butt plate w/ 3-pc steel cleaning rod and space for 2 spare cartridges underneath, features sling loops, w/ older unmarked leather sling, steel grip cap, and 22 LPI checkering w/ double line borders. Included is a set of RCBS group D dies. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action retain 85-90% blue, thinning on edges. Bolt stop retains 60% bright blue. Stocks retain most of their varnish finish w/ many handling dings, dents, and numerous scratches on left side near action. Bore is strong, shiny w/ some slight pitting and erosion in throat. 4-35588 MGM65 (2,000-3,000)

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*MANNLICHER-SCHOENAUER 1903 CARBINE. SN 25711. Cal. 6.5 x 54. 17-3/4″ bbl, matted ramp with fine bead front sight, two-leaf rear sight, and stamped “R.C. Andrews” on left side of bbl just forward of rear sight. Receiver is marked on front ring “Made in Germany / Original / Mannlicher / Schoenauer / Kal:6.5 NORM”. Fitted with single lever side mount with 2-3/4 power ZIEL-DIALYT scope number 34976. Full length stock with steel nosecap, looped sling swivel, checkered forend, checkered pistol grip with horn gripcap, straight comb, left side cheekpiece, serrated steel buttplate with trap, 4-pc steel wiping rod, closed loop sling swivel, and double set triggers. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Forend cap, bbl and receiver retains most of their original blue with a slight amount of muzzle wear and a few minor handling marks. Floorplate and trigger guard have nearly all of their original blue with trigger plate being a fine case color finish. Stock is solid with good checkering and just a few minor nicks and dings and retains most of its original factory finish. There is a minor repair at toe and a minor chip at edge of cheekpiece. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, and a nice shiny bore. Scope appears clear with posts reticle. 4-35746 BDT133 (2,000-4,000)

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*MAUSER TYPE A SPORTER WITH 98 KURTZ ACTION. SN 86707. Cal. 358 WIN. 22″ octagon bbl, full matted rib with integral ramp, fine ivory bead front sight with hood, and three leaf rear. Bbl is marked “Waffenfabrik Mauser A.-G. Oberndorf AM Neckar.” Rear sight has standing 100 yd marked blade with flip up 200 yd and 300 yd marked blade. Left flat in chamber area is marked with electric pencil “358 WIN”. The 98 receiver is marked on left side with serial number and “8,0 K.P Waffenfabrik Mauser-Orberndorf”. Front receiver ring is stippled with base for front claw mount, rear bridge is checkered and fabricated with rear base for claw mount scope. Top of scope turret is marked “Oigee Berlin” with left side of turret base marked “GNOM 4X”. Lever release, floorplate, double set triggers, and two position safety. Mounted in straight grain walnut with schnable tip forend, checkered foregrip, checkered pistol grip with steel grip cap, straight comb, tiny left side cheekpiece, silver recoil pad, and sling swivels with leather 3/4″ sling. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. All metal surfaces retain a fine commercial restored blue. Wood is sound with only a few minor light handling marks and retains nearly all of its fine hand rubbed oil finish. Scope is clear with post reticle. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, with shiny bore. 4-35677 BDT134 (3,000-5,000)

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*MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER MODEL 1903 TAKE DOWN RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 19951. Cal. 6.5 x 54 MS. Single trigger. Pop-up tang sight. 22-1/2″ bbl has one standing, one folding express sight marked for 100 and 300 yards. Front bead dove-tailed through a checkered front ramp. Bbl marked w/ no. “19951” and Vienna proofs indicating manufacture of 1928. Also stamped w/ British provisional and view proofs and “not English make” in a serrated rectangle. Action is marked on top “Made in Austria Patent Mannlicher Schoenauer” and “M.1903”. The left side is stamped “Oesterr. Waffenfabr. – Ges. Steyr” Action also has SN, and an English view proof. The butter knife bolt handle has matching SN to action, and English view proof. The stock measures 14-3/4″ over a trap steel butt plate which contains a 5-pc steel cleaning rod and a place for 2 spare cartridges. The stock is full pistol grip w/ horn cap, right hand cheek piece, w/ sling swivels. The wrist has the fairly scarce accessory of a pop-up peep sight. Take down pin runs transversely through 2 steel escutcheons in the forend. The grip and forend are checkered at about 20 LPI w/ double line borders. The original canvas and leather case w/ brass corners has initials “C.S.D.” stenciled on the lid. Interior is lined in salmon cloth w/ leather and gilt label from “John MacPherson Sporting Stores”, “Inverness”. Accessories include an unmarked pewter oil bottle, a leather wallet containing cleaning brushes, etc. and a leather muzzle cover. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action retain 90-95% orig blue w/ some silvering at the muzzle. Bore is strong w/ shiny lands but dark in the grooves. Stock shows 85% orig finish w/ numerous nicks, dents, and scratches from use. Butt plate shows 20% orig blue. Trigger guard 50%, turning brown. Bolt stop shows 60% of its orig bright blue. Case is in good condition w/ handle and straps intact. Interior partitions are tight. Cloth is a bit dirty. Abercrombie and Fitch catalog from 1936 lists a 1903 carbine at $100. The take down feature, extra length barrel, and pop-up sight were extra cost items. 4-35405 MGM34 (3,000-5,000)

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*SELDOM FOUND MANNLICHER-SCHOENAUER 1952 SUPER DELUXE BOLT ACTION RIFLE W/SCOPE. SN 11718. Cal. 30-06. 24″ rnd bbl, matted ramp w/gold bead front sight and hood, two leaf rear sight (one standing and one flip up), dated “53” on left side behind rear sight. Receiver is mounted w/vintage one-piece Leupold base and rings w/adjustments and Leupold Pioneer 4x scope, SN07065 w/fine cross hairs, super deluxe engr w/scroll on each side of scope base, flats of split rear bridge, bolt handle. Floor plate is relief engr w/a bear standing on a rock, Steyer logo, “STOGER/ARMS/CORPORATION” and bust of an antelope buck on trigger guard. Equipped w/dbl set triggers. Mounted w/select grade walnut, 90 degree ebony forend tip, checkered forend, checkered pistol grip w/ebony grip cap, left side cheek piece w/shadow line, closed loop 1″ sling swivels and black Pachmayr rifle pad. Accompanying gun is photocopy of ad in 1954 Shooter’s Bible identifying as Super Deluxe grade. CONDITION: Fine. Metal parts retain nearly all of their fine orig deluxe blue. Wood is sound w/a few minor nicks and scrapes and retains orig finish blended w/hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp incl set trigger and nice shiny bore. Optics are clear. 4-35891 BDT244 (4,000-6,000)

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*MAUSER MODEL 66 DIPLOMAT MANNLICHER STOCK WITH ZEISS SCOPE AND CASE. SN G27562. Cal.243. Double set triggers. 21″ Round bbl has folding rear and front claw mount on mounting rail, removable sourdough bead, longitudinally dovetailed into checkered front ramp, is marked “Original Mauser” on breech w/ Oberndorf proofs and caliber “.243 Win.” Unusual telescoping action has sliding block, very nicely relief engraved w/ stag and hind on left side. Right side has a pair of running roebuck, and is marked on top w/ Mauser logo, “Mod. 66”, and “Mauser – Werke. A. G. Oberndorf A. N.” Bolt handle is checkered on circumference of knob. Dark streaked European walnut full length stock measures 14-1/2″ over a Pachmayr “white line” pad w/ Bavarian style right hand cheek piece, hard rubber grip cap w/ “Original Mauser” on aluminum disk, sling loops, silver oval w/ initials “T. E. R. Y.” and skip line checkering w/ beaded border. Trigger guard has relief acanthus engraving w/ stippled background. SCOPE is a Carl Zeiss Diavari- D 1.5 – 6X rail mount w/ 3 post reticle, claw bases w/ windage are installed. Green Brady canvas CASE w/ leather trim has leather label on lid embossed “T.E.R.Y.” Interior is lined in maroon cloth w/ Brady label, has cleaning rod, and keys. CONDITION: Nearly new. Metal retains near all of its finish, w/ scope mounts turning brown. Stock has a few nicks and dings from use. Bore is excellent. SCOPE is excellent, optics are clear. CASE has some scuffs. Interior is fine. 4-35030 MGM130 (3,000-5,000)

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*ARMY AND NAVY LEE SPEED BOLT ACTION SPORTING RIFLE. SN 26935. Cal. .303 British. Tang safety. 24-1/2″ Round nitro proved bbl w/ sling eye, raised matted full length rib is engraved “Army & Navy. Co-operative Society Limd. London.” and “For Cordite Only”. Fitted w/ 3 folding, 1 standing express sight w/ platinum line leaves. Front being a ladder type for ranges out to 1000 yards. Front is transversally dove-tailed through the rib, has silver bead, and high ears to protect the bead. Action has some line and border engraving and is marked “Lee-Speed Patents”, “B.S.A. Co.”, “K 195.” Bottom of magazine has scroll engraving. Trigger guard is engraved w/ no. “26935” (ca 1899). B.S.A. Patent top tang safety is fitted. Dark slightly figured English walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over trap steel butt plate w/ light scroll and border engraving and features vacant silver oval, sling eye, hard rubber grip cap, as well as 20 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders. Forend has a horn tip w/ point pattern checkering to match buttstock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action retain 80% blue. Bolt cover retains about 60% bright blue. Stocks have most of their oil finish. Bore is bright, strong rifling, w/ slight erosion in throat, some frosting toward muzzle. 4-35590 MGM64 (1,500-3,000)

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*SPECTACULAR R. G. OWEN SPRINGFIELD ACTION CUSTOM RIFLE PROFUSELY ENGRAVED BY RUDOLPH KORNBRATH. SN 607. Cal. 30-06. 24″ Round bbl is marked “R. G. Owen, Sauquoit. N.Y. Springfield Sporting Rifle Cal. 30-06 #607″ and features 3-1/2″ triangles of nicely executed scroll at breech end, banded sling eye which is scroll engraved, and a banded front ramp w/ longitudinally dove-tailed gold bead caterpillar sight. The ramp is covered in beautifully executed scroll on sides and around band, w/ scroll border on bbl terminating in 1-1/4” scroll triangle. Action is fitted w/ Lyman 48 receiver sight, and Griffin and Howe type scope mount. All parts of sights and action are profusely engraved w/ well executed scroll. Case hardened bolt stop is beautifully relief engraved w/ flowers, a Kornbrath signature. Case hardened safety lever is checkered w/ “Ready” and “Safe” inlaid in silver. Bolt handle is scroll engraved and the knob is checkered. Bolt body, extractor, and follower are nicely engine turned. Firing pin has been altered so as not to have a cocking knob. Case hardened, hinged, button release floor plate has two wonderfully detailed relief engraved scenes; one depicting a pair of wolves in woodlands; the other depicting a grizzly bear guarding a fallen elk. These scenes are surrounded w/ scroll. Six flowers are centered between the 2 scenes. Nicely filed and shaped trigger guard bow is scroll engraved, and also has an oval w/ nicely detailed relief engraved grizzly bear. There are 3 relief engraved flowers, and scroll behind the front action screw. Action screws are engraved w/ burst of feather motif. Trap grip cap is fully relief engraved w/ decorative bands; one being acanthus leaves alternating w/ flowers. Trap cover has 4 relief acanthus motifs. Trigger is checkered. Beautifully figured and marbled Circassian walnut stock measures 13-3/4″ over a checkered and engraved steel trap butt plate, has a vacant gold shield, and wide sling eye on toe line. Stock features beautifully executed 26 LPI borderless checkering in a point pattern on the grip. Checkering on the forend wraps completely around w/ areas left uncheckered for a very pleasing effect. It also has a horn forend tip, and R.G. Owen signature arrowhead drop points in front of grip, as well as, a nicely shaped double beaded cheek piece. Griffin and Howe scope mount w/ windage adjustment is fitted w/ “Hensoldt – Wetzlar Ziel- Dialyt 2-3/4” power SCOPE w/ cross hair and post reticle and is engraved w/ scroll matching the rest of action. Rifle comes w/ good quality leather sling, and swivels. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and action retain virtually all of their very high quality rust blue. Bolt stop and safety retain all of their case color. Case color on floor plate is silvering slightly. Stock retains virtually all of its rubbed oil finish. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Scope optics are bright and clear. A spectacular piece by two of the best workmen of their time. 4-33814 MGM66 (20,000-30,000)

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GRIFFIN AND HOWE SHELHAMER STOCKED CUSTOM MINIATURE FRASER 22 HORNET RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 1503. Cal. 22 Hornet. 24″ Barrel has stippled top quarter rib w/ inset G and H scope mounts and single folding gold line express sight for 100 yds. Band sling loop and banded stippled ramp front sight w/ sourdough bead is engraved “NO. 2037 Griffin & Howe, Inc. New York”. Bbl is mounted in miniature rook rifle size Daniel Fraser dropping block action w/ safety mounted in front of trigger and pin type take down system. Action is profusely engraved w/ Fraser shaded scroll w/ SN “1503” on trigger guard. Nicely marbled full pistol grip French walnut buttstock measures 14″ over a Neidner checkered steel butt plate w/ shadow line roll over cheek piece, horn grip cap, and “chin strap” grip to butt transition, typical of work by Thomas Shelhamer. (T. Shelhamer is stamped under butt plate w/ his work number “1063” penciled in.) Checkering is 26 LPI w/ single line border and wraps over top of grip and is beautifully executed. Schnable forend is attached to bbl w/ screw, and has wraparound checkering to match buttstock. Lyman All Weather Alaskan 2-1/2 Power SCOPE is mounted in 2 pc Griffin and Howe rings, front ring stamped w/ no. “2037.” Weight w/ scope: 7 lbs 3oz. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains virtually all of its blue. Stocks retain nearly all orig finish w/ few nicks and dings from handling. Bore is excellent. Scope is excellent w/ clear optics. As great an American Custom rifle as you could want. 4-35700 MGM116 (12,000-18,000)

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*DARWIN HENSLEY HAGEN SINGLE SHOT CUSTOM RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CASE. SN 8344. Cal. 270 Weatherby Mag. 24″ Round barrel has quarter rib w/ filed in dovetail scope bases, and 2 leaf folding express sight. Ramp front has longitudinally dovetailed front bead. Case hardened Hagen dropping block action has roll safety. All metal work has inlaid gold line borders and beautifully executed acanthus scroll w/ silver inlaid vignettes of game by Boucher. “.270 Wea. Mag.” is inlaid in gold on left side of bbl. Action has nicely executed silver inlay of big horn ram on left side and sitting cougar on right. Bottom of action has more well executed scroll and SN “8344” inlaid in gold on grip. Nicely streaked English walnut classically sculpted long pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over scroll engraved, gold inlaid, line border steel butt plate, w/ sling loop in steel oval on toe line, steel grip cap, classically shaped shadow line cheek piece and side panels to action, as well as, perfectly executed 28 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders. Forend has ebony tip, attached to bbl w/ screw, through engraved escutcheon, w/ wood, panels, and checkering to match buttstock. Leopold Vari-X 3X9 Compact SCOPE has QD mounts w/ inlay and engraving to match rifle. Browning CASE w/ brown interior. CONDITION: Near new w/ very few faint marks on stock, and 1/4″ x 1/16″ ding on front edge of cheek piece. 4-37233 MGM138 (13,500-16,500)

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*OTTMAR CUSTOM MAUSER WITH SCOPE. SN 175734. Cal. 30-06. Double set triggers. Barrel and action are from a J. P. Sauer rifle w/ one third octagon to round fluted integral ribbed bbl w/ matted top, and is engraved “Mod. Mauser: J. P. Sauer & Son” on top w/ “30. U. S. G. 1906” on left side, and “M. Ottmar – Stockmaker” engraved on right. Breech end of bbl has gold line and is engraved “Fluid – Steel – Krupp, Essen”. Sauer SN “175734” is on right receiver ring w/ German proofs on left. Action has Lyman 35 bolt stop rear sight, and claw mount bases screwed to right rear and top of receiver ring. Bolt body and follower have been engine turned, bolt handle, blued w/ 5 nicely filed raised tear drop checkered panels, and 5 point star on bottom. Bolt shroud has inlaid gold line and has been case hardened. Top of safety has been checkered. Floor plate has lever release. Germanic style beautifully streaked Turkish walnut stock measures 14-1/2” over black “Decelerator” pad and features nicely sculpted shadow line cheek piece, vacant silver oval set into rounded end of pistol grip, raised side panels, double Schnabel tip, keyed forend, beautifully executed 22 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders, and case hardened trap on toe line containing a sub-caliber adapter. Weight: 7-1/2 lbs. Weight w/ scope: 8-1/2 lbs. SCOPE is Leupold Vari – x 2 – 1.5X to 5X w/ claw mounts which allow use of peep rear w/ scope attached. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. Letter from Hallowell and Co. discussing this rifle. Rifle magazine dated Sep/ Oct 1990 with article featuring this rifle. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal shows all of its rust blue, and other finishes, except for forend key escutcheons which are silvering. Wood retains virtually all of its finish w/ slight rubs and marks from handling w/ fairly deep ding on front portion of cheek piece. Bore is fine, w/ slight erosion in throat. SCOPE is fine, w/ small scratches in front of rear ring. Optics are clear. 4-35725 MGM137 (6,000-8,000)

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*CUSTOM K ACTION SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER RIFLE BY M. SILVER WITH SCOPE. SN 1027. Cal. 7 x 57. This beautifully finished little rifle was inspired by the Mauser Type M carbine, w/ flat bolt handle, full length stock, and steel muzzle cap. 20″ Round bbl is engraved “M. Silver No. 1027” on top w/ wraparound front scope base stamped “7mm”. The Kurtz original Mauser action is case hardened, and has decorative file work on rear of receiver ring, and along left side of action. Square bridge has been fitted w/ ghost ring aperture sight adjustable for elevation w/ wing lock. Bolt has nicely filed blued butter knife handle. Case hardened bolt shroud has been fitted w/ Model 70 type safety. Custom bottom metal has hinged floor plate w/ lever release, and outline has been decoratively filed. Trigger guard bow has 2 beads. Timney trigger also has decorative file work. Bolt stop spring, extractor, and safety lever have been fire blued. Nicely streaked and figured English walnut full length stock measures 13-5/8″ over skeleton butt plate, and features nicely shaped, double shadow line, right hand cheek piece w/ ogee transition, case hardened steel grip cap, sling loop, front sling bail, nicely filed muzzle cap, and 22 LPI checkering in Holland style w/ mullered borders. Leupold M8 – 4X SCOPE w/ duplex reticle is in claw mounts fitted to rifle so that aperture sight can be used when scope is installed. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. Weight w/ scope: 8 lbs. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains all of its blue. Action retains virtually all of its case color. Bottom metal retains all of its blue. Some scrapes on extractor. Stock retains nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish w/ only one or 2 very slight marks. Bore is excellent. 4-35724 MGM120 (5,000-7,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CUSTOM RUGER NO. 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 132-63404. Cal. 7×57. 22″ rnd bbl with banded ramped front sight fixed blade with gold bead, bbl band swivel, quarter-rib with sgl folding blade, cut for tally, lever rings. Mounted with spectacular piece of exhibition walnut, 90-degree ebony forend tip, full wrap-around multi-point checkered forend with engraved oval escutcheon. Sculpted raised panels on each side of action & the bottom. Buttstock has matching raised sculpted side panels with multi-point wrap-around checkering through pistol grip with engraved sculpted grip cap, straight comb with shadow-line cheekpiece, checkered steel butt plate & screwless inlet pedestal sling swivel base. This spectacular custom rifle is the combined effort of David Talley, metalsmith, Don Kline, stockmaker, & Ray Viramontez, engraver. It’s very difficult to describe all the fine details of this magnificent 6-3/4 lb. rifle: the small touches of rebating the frame for both forend and buttstock; the incredibly well-fit custom inlet safety button; the magnificent foliate arabesque scroll with polished background on both sides of receiver, with accent scrollwork on grip cap, forward portion of lever, forend escutcheon & screw, and scope rings; and the flow that pulls this spectacular rifle together. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be virtually new since completion. Bbl, quarter-rib & top of receiver are a near-flawless matte blue with polished sides. Bottom of receiver is also matte, as well as trigger guard & sides of lever, with polish on bottom. Checkering is a very fine multi-point pattern & the finish on this great piece of wood is a fine hand-rubbed oil. Mechanics are crisp, with a bright new shiny bore. 4-33890 BDT79 (12,000-16,000)

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*VERY MINT WINCHESTER 52 C SPORTER. SN 103314 C. Cal. 22 LR. 24″ rnd bbl, serrated ramp with fine gold bead front sight & hood, proper Lyman receiver sight marked “F”, non-drilled receiver. Mounted with select, straight grain walnut with 5-panel checkered forend, one on each side & series of 3 diamonds on bottom, checkered pistol grip with blued steel grip cap, checkered hard rubber butt plate, Monte Carlo stock with full cheekpiece, inlet with deluxe sling swivel bases, accompanied by swivels, & black ebony forend tip. Included is factory 5-rnd magazine. This late C Model Sporter is equipped with 2 external adjusting screws in floor plate, one marked “OT” for “Over Travel” & the other “PULL” for poundage. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Entire gun is virtually 99% orig with just a few very minor handling blemishes, if you look real hard. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore, as gun appears to be test-fired only. 4-35126 BDT77 (4,500-5,500)

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*OUTSTANDING PREWAR WINCHESTER MODEL 70 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 38865. Cal. 270 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl with integral stippled ramp, ivory bead front sight with hood, slot blank in rear sight boss & Lyman 48 receiver sight. Prewar receiver with drilled front bridge with filler screws & undrilled rear bridge with stripper clip slot cut. Prewar bolt with matching etched SN & 90-degree prewar safety. Mounted with select grade American walnut with usual checkered forend, checkered pistol grip, straight comb, steel checkered butt plate & factory installed closed-loop swivels. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & receiver retain 97-98% orig factory rust blue. Bolt handle retains 95% orig rust blue, with very minor area of wear thinning to silver. Trigger guard has flaked & is mostly a mixture of traces of orig blue with brown patina. Floor plate has nearly all of a very fine professional restored blue. Wood is sound & orig with only minor nicks & dings and hairline crack behind cloverleaf tang; may have had light coat of finish added years & years ago; very good fine prewar checkering. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-35204 BDT78 (2,000-3,000)

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