March 11th & 12th Auction
An Extraordinary Success at $13.5 Million

Auction: March 11th & 12th, 2013

Preview: March 10th, 2013

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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER BRIGGS PATENT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1. Cal. 44 RF Henry. This very famous and well documented Briggs Patent rifle has been found in several very well known collections for many years. It is described as having a 24″ rnd bbl with full magazine and two carbine style bands, the front of which is brass and the rear is blued steel. The brass band has an integral brass sling loop with sling eye on bottom of stock. Bbl is mounted with a windgage, ivory bead, combination front sight and Henry 900 yard ladder rear sight. It also has a later added tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver is that of a late style Henry rifle and it has a small brass forearm which has a screw-head button latch on right side that, when depressed, allows the forearm to slide forward exposing a cutout in the magazine tube to load cartridges. Mounted with very highly figured, burl & flame grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & late Henry style brass buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is stamped with the SN “1” and an “E”. The matching SN is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is spectacularly engraved with the large oval vignette on the left side plate which is engraved in period script “Presented to / W.C. Dodge Esq. / by the New Haven Arms Co. / as a Testament of voluntary services / in behalf of Breech Loaders / 1865”. This vignette is surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background and a zig zag border. Left front flat is wonderfully engraved with a spray of flower blossoms & leaves with fine punch dot background. right sideplate has the engraved, oval vignette of a wonderfully detailed Spanish style mission with a cross over one turret, mountains in the background and desert style foliage in foreground, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and a zig zag border. Right front flat is engraved identically to the left side and the transition flats between sideplates & front flats are engraved with Nimschke style feather patterns. Top front edge of receiver is engraved in foliate patterns. The top of receiver, top tang & brass forearm are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. All of brass was originally gold plated. The bottom tang is fitted with an unusual swinging lever latch, probably an experimental or prototype. All screws are Henry type. This famous rifle is pictured on the first page of Chapter 7, the Model 1866 chapter of The Winchester Book, Madis. In one of these photos it is pictured without a rear sight and has a tang sight. It is also pictured in full detail with three photos on p. 30 of The Book of Winchester Engraving, Wilson with credit to the Norm Flayderman Collection. In these photos it has the Henry style rear sight. It has a full page, p. 39, in color, in the book, Winchester Engraving, Wilson, at which time it had no rear sight. This famous rifle has appeared in numerous other publications & articles over the years. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of a fine professional restoration showing light wear from the sliding forearm; forearm & receiver retain traces of gold in the engraving with lightly worn edges and overall retain a dark mustard patina; buttplate is matching condition with a few small spots of stain; stock is sound with a few minor nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a very fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine; strong, frosty bore, dark in the grooves. 4-44558 (75,000-125,000)

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1001

OUTSTANDING DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38058. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Outstanding early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight and a replacement fixed rear sight with tang sight that has a 3-3/4″ staff. Mounted with very highly figured flame grain uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock has a factory sling swivel with corresponding swivel in the forend cap. Left side of lower tang under the wood is stamped “XX” with large initials “JF”, a “B” and an “O”. Top tang channel of buttstock has last four digits of SN which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Rifle is engraved by one of the Ulrichs, probably John, with wonderfully detailed foliate arabesque & Moorish patterns on both sides with very fine punch dot background. Top of receiver, top tang, bottom tang and forend cap are also lightly engraved. Bottom of receiver & carrier are engraved with mirror image patterns and buttplate tang is engraved in a geometric pattern. This is a very fine beautiful ’66 with wonderful engraving. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 93-95% slightly thinned orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue with a thinned spot just above the forend cap which corresponds with a wear spot on the bbl; receiver retains fairly sharp edges showing only light wear and overall the receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain a pleasing medium mustard patina; wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a few dings on bottom of stock and overall retains most of a very old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-44555 (30,000-50,000)

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1002

RARE HALF NICKEL FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 127938. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Mounted with very nicely figured, center crotch,flame grain American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Receiver has a sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “4835”, “XXX” and an “R”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock which also has an “S”. Matching number is also stamped inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are nickel finished. Receiver & sideplates are engraved by one of the Ulrichs, probably John. Engraving consists of the small rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a field & forest scene with foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with one scroll terminating in a large flower blossom. Front & rear flats of receiver are engraved to match. Right side has matching engraving with foliate arabesque patterns terminating in a large flower blossom on the sideplate. Top & bottom of receiver, dust cover, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. This exact rifle, identified by SN, is pictured, both sides, on p. 190 of the book Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter addressed to renowned Winchester researcher, author & authority, George Madis, which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, fancy nickel trim & engraved; received in warehouse July 11, 1883 and shipped same day with four other arms to Order #4755. Such early 1873s are rarely found with nickel trim and engraved. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only very light sharp edge wear and slight thinning in one spot on magazine tube and a few pin pricks of light surface discoloration over forearm area; receiver, dust cover & forend cap retain virtually all of their strong, bright, orig nickel with a few pin pricks of flaking on receiver and some minor flaking on bottom rear edge; buttplate retains about 96% orig nickel turned milky with wear on heel & toe; hammer retains about all of its orig factory case colors, turned a little dark; lever retains bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches with some oil staining around tangs and overall retains most of its orig factory varnish. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired; bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory blue. 4-44568 (20,000-35,000)

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1003

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER EXTRA HEAVY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 192643. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular special order deluxe rifle with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl that measures 1″ across the flats, full magazine, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with very highly figured, burl & flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black triangle inlay and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “588” and three, larger than normal “X”s. The matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The number in the top tang channel of the buttstock appears to have been re-stamped over the orig number. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in 38 caliber with 30” extra heavy oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip and case hardened, received in warehouse Oct. 8, 1885, shipping date & order number are blank on the record. It was “repaired and changed to 44 caliber on July 14, 1891”. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping record. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig factory blue with very light muzzle & sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains 98-99% strong orig blue; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, lightly faded but strong elsewhere; hammer retains about all of its brilliant case colors; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains brilliant case colors on the tang, lightly to moderately faded on the face, showing wear on heel & toe; forend cap retains bright case colors on left side, fading to silver on right side; wood is sound with light nicks & scratches showing moderate diamond point wear and retains most of an outstanding professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; has been fired but very little, retains most of its orig factory blue on bolt face. 4-44562 (20,000-35,000)

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1004

EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 205275. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade 3rd Model rifle with 24-1/4″ medium weight rnd bbl, button magazine, blued Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a couple of tiny pin pricks of light surface rust and a couple of minor dings; receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate retain virtually all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides and most of receiver, lightly faded over top of receiver ring and bottom of receiver at carry point; top tang is also lightly faded as are the outer faces of lever; forend cap is also lightly to moderately faded; buttplate retains brilliant case colors showing wear on heel & toe; wood is sound with a few scattered, very light handling & storage nicks & scratches with a couple of small gouges on forearm and overall retains about all of its brilliant orig factory finish; dust cover retains virtually all of its orig bright blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face retains virtually all of its orig blue. This is a truly exceptional ’73. 4-44587 (17,500-27,500)

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1005

BEAUTIFUL DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 16769. Cal. 45-60. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight, “1876” marked ladder rear sight and tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Receiver is 2nd type with screwed-on dust cover rail and has sgl set trigger. Bbl has usual 2-line address with caliber marking over chamber on top flat and also on the carrier. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-60 with 26″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with shotgun butt and 1/2-magazine, received in warehouse Oct. 13, 1881 and shipped next day to Order #27787. Special order ’76s are quite rare and those deluxe rifles with color case hardening are exceptionally rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Appears to be all orig; top tang screw is slightly battered & frozen, therefore the stock could not be removed to check for matching assembly numbers; bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and a few tiny scattered nicks; receiver & sideplates retain about all of their orig factory case colors, bright in sheltered areas, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere; hammer also retains about all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on sides & rear edge, moderately faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors, primarily on left side, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about 80% thin orig blue; wood is sound with a few minor, very small nicks & scratches & retains about all of its bright piano varnish finish, dulled & showing wear on bottom rear of forearm; checkering shows moderate diamond point wear with hand grease & soil. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; may have been fired, but if so very little; bolt face retains most of its orig factory blue. 4-44548 (20,000-35,000)

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1006

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE MADE FOR AUTOMOTIVE MAGNATE JOHN F. DODGE. SN 151483. Cal. 33 WCF. Usual configuration with 24″ tapered lightweight rnd bbl, takedown, half magazine with pedestal mounted Sheard front sight and flat top rear sight. Top of bbl is fully matted. Rifle is mounted with exceptional English walnut with custom carved & checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock with Roosevelt cheekpiece & Winchester checkered steel buttplate. Checkering is in fantastic 32-lines per inch with elaborate carved arabesque patterns and with a carved fleur-de-lis on the bottom of forearm and each side of grip. Receiver is elaborately engraved by John Ulrich and signed on bottom tang back of trigger. Receiver has complete, full coverage engraving which consists of a large elliptical vignette on the left side of a gold inlaid white tail buck, doe & fawn in an extremely detailed forest scene surrounded by elaborate foliate arabesque patterns with fine shaded background. The areas front & rear of the vignette are also engraved with matching maple leaves. Right side is engraved with a smaller vignette of a standing gold bull moose & reclining gold cow moose, also in a very detailed forest scene. The entirety of the rear portion of the right side is engraved in very fine foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background and has a Moorish pattern centered above the loading gate with maple leaves at each end. Loading gate base is engraved with a fan pattern, a maple leave and has a rosette around the screw. Bottom of receiver has a large vignette with gold inlaid intertwined initials “JFD” with the balance of the belly of the receiver engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with an intertwined ribbon. The flat surrounding the lever opening is engraved in fan patterns. Takedown ring, top of receiver, top & bottom tangs, forend cap, magazine tube cap, sides & edges of lever & hammer and buttplate are all engraved to match. This is one of the most elaborately engraved & gold inlaid Model 1886 rifles extant. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “1309” and “OS”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock, again twice on rear of buttstock under buttplate and inside toe of buttplate which also has an “S” stamped twice. Left side of top tang, under the wood, is stamped with a small “C” and a triangle with a dash inside. Accompanied by an extraordinary Cody Firearms Museum 2-page letter which, quite unusually, details extensive information about this rifle. The letter identifies this rifle in caliber 33 W with matted rnd bbl, checkered trigger “trigger pull as light as possible consistent with safety”, checkered stock with pistol grip, hand made English walnut stock, design Roosevelt cheekpiece, oil finish, rear sight with U-notch, Sheard medium gold bead front, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt, metal buttblate, takedown, “finish off the points with light testy scrolls of single line, engrave and inlay on one side of receiver in gold: buck, doe and fawn and on the other side: bull-moose and cow, inlay in raised gold work a rustic monogram “J.F.D” about 1-1/4 inch in length on underside of receiver, balance of receiver, finger lever, barrel at breech and muzzle, forearm, tip top of breech bolt, upper and lower tangs, screw heads, magazine plug, and takedown lever highly engraved.” The second page continues “no gold lines or bands on barrel or receiver, target at 100 yards and send target, 195 gr. of gold, $125.00 – eng (J. Ulrich), $25.00 checkered (C. Ulrich), make nice smooth working gun”. It shows that this rifle was charged to E.A. Pallman – city – sample consignment account April 11 1913 Order #511323.” It was returned 4-16-1913, received in warehouse April 25 1913 and shipped May 12 1913 to Order #505952 to Jos. A. Marks Co. – Detroit Michigan. This is one of the more detailed letters ever encountered by this cataloger, especially in that it not only identifies the engraver and the amount of gold used in the inlays but most unusually identifies his brother, Conrad Ulrich, who checkered & carved the stock. This is one of the most extraordinary, fully documented Winchesters to come to market in recent memory. PROVENANCE: John F. Dodge Collection; Art Bedner Collection; Jack Puglisi; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its bright factory blue over all the blued steel parts; hammer retains brilliant case colors; lever retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to gray; buttplate retains 75-80% thin orig blue; wood is sound with minor handling & storage nicks and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44455 JR (175,000-275,000)

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1007

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH CARVED STOCK FOR AUTO MAGNATE JOHN F. DODGE. SN 184078. Cal. 250-3000. Exceptional Savage rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl that has full raised matted rib with pedestal mounted gold bead Sheard front sight and an extremely unusual custom V-notch rear sight with slide elevator graduated to 1,000 yards. Rifle is mounted with exceptional marblecake French walnut with perch belly stock & schnable tip forearm that is elaborately relief carved with vines, leaves & clusters of grapes that has a fine stippled background. Stock has raised side panels with fleur-de-lis drop points and a scalloped edge pearl grip cap with gold screw. All screws are gold plated. Receiver has full coverage, extraordinary, intertwined, very fine foliate arabesque patterns over the entire surface except for the two game scene vignettes on sides. Left side has two highly detailed raised gold crouching tigers in a field scene with hills in background. Right side is inlaid with a very highly detailed gold bugling bull elk and a hind in a forest scene with very fine stippled background. Bottom of receiver is inlaid with intertwined, elaborate gold initials “JFD” (John F. Dodge) of the Dodge motor car company. SN is inlaid in gold. Bolt is engine turned (jeweled) on the right side and relief engraved with foliate arabesque patterns at rear edge of the top flat with balance of bolt relieved with fine stippling. Lever post, sides & face of lever, takedown ring & buttplate are engraved to match. Trigger has a very fine checkered face with stippled sides. Buttplate is checkered steel and gold plated. The receiver is mounted with a Marbles spring loaded tang sight. The engraving & carving on this rifle are of the very highest order done by a superior master engraver & wood carver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue and bright case colors; outside face of lever is faded to silver; wood is sound with a couple of very minor handling & storage nicks and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-44809 JR (125,000-150,000)

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1008

RARE, SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9425. Cal. 38-56. Deluxe ’86 with scarce 24″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and flat top rear sight. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “957” and “XX”. Mounted with very highly figured shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has black triangle inlay and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “957” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock along with a “P”. Matching assembly number is also found inside the toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Oct. 8, 1887 and shipped Oct. 11, 1887 to Order #23809. The bbl length is not mentioned in this letter but all appearances show that it is orig to this rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; receiver retains most of its orig bright case colors, slightly faded on sides & top, turning silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, moderately faded & turned dark on outer faces; buttplate retains most of its strong orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This rifle has seen very little use, if any. The bolt face & loading gate show no evidence of having been used. 4-44482 JR27 (15,000-25,000)

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1009

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 78640. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Beautiful & rare deluxe ’86 with 26″ extra heavy, matted, oct bbl, ivory bead combination front sight, no provision for a rear seat and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap that has a black triangle inlay and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “7138” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 50-110 with extra heavy matted oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman sights, shotgun butt and no rear seat, received in warehouse April 11, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #16094. This rifle is rare & special in many ways, for its caliber, bbl configuration and the fact that it is color case hardened. By the time the 50 caliber cartridge was available in the 1886 models, the standard was blue frame therefore color case hardened frames were special order. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig factory blue with only sharp edge wear and a couple of small scratches; magazine tube retains about 98% orig blue; receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on left side, somewhat faded on right side and over the top; bottom of receiver is also faded but still shows the 2nd shellac line on edges of bottom; hammer retains strong bright colors on sides and rear edge with top edge dark; lever retains bright colors on sides turned silver on outer faces; forend cap retains smoky case colors; there are some chips around top tang with some apparent minor shrinkage, otherwise wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of a very professional restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44460 (50,000-80,000)

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EXTRAORDINARY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 27586. Cal. 38-56. Fabulous deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine with rare Freund Rocky Mountain style front sight and rare Freund semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & serpentine grip buttstock with black triangle inlay and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with the assembly number “590”, “SRB” and “XXX”. The matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 38-56 with oct bbl, plain trigger and checkered buttstock with pistol grip and shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Aug. 10, 1889 and shipped same day to Order #24581. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its extraordinary bright orig factory finish with only faint sharp edge wear on bbl and a few pin-prick spots of surface rust; magazine tube retains about 99% orig blue; receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap retain virtually all of their brilliant orig factory case colors showing only the most faint sharp edge wear, truly extraordinary case colors; wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish with some light diamond point wear on checkering. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face retains virtually all of its orig finish. 4-44476 (40,000-60,000)

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1011

EXTREMELY RARE ONE OF A KIND WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 26582. Cal. 40-95 (Yes, that’s what the record states.) Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the standard Winchester roll marking with the caliber “40 EX” over the chamber area. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-95 “(as per record)”, with oct bbl & plain trigger, received in warehouse Nov. 12, 1888 and shipped Nov. 19, 1888 to Order #15431; repair & return March 16, 1891. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping record for this rifle which also indicates caliber 40-95. Additionally accompanied by a copy of p. 69 from an unknown publication which shows two charts, one for bbl length and the other for calibers. This chart indicates that there was only one rifle produced in caliber 40-95. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of small nicks; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides & top with the bottom faded to gray; hammer retains strong case colors as does the lever on the sides with the outer faces turned silver; buttplate retains 40-50% very faded case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, light wear on the forearm at the carry point and overall retains about 95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Rifle shows very little use, retaining most of its orig blue on bolt face & loading gate. 4-44486 JR29 (22,500-32,500)

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Revised: 3/1/2013

Correction: This firearm is Antique not Modern.

EXTREMELY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 109491. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Rare ’86 with 26″ rnd bbl, silver bead front sight, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver has close coupled dbl set triggers. Mounted with highly figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with capped pistol grip stock & smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “982” and “CFS”. Top tang channel of buttstock is stamped with matching assembly number over another number. Inside buttplate has assembly number “6502”. While it appears that this stock may not be orig to this rifle, the stock & buttplate are orig Winchester equipment, fit like original and likely were factory changes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in “50 Express caliber”, with rnd bbl, set trigger, plain wood stock with pistol grip, Lyman rear sight, half magazine, four cartridges & shotgun butt, received in warehouse July 24, 1902 and shipped July 26, 1902 to Order #146757. 50 caliber ’86s are quite rare in their own right, but those with configuration as found here are extremely rare. They usually saw hard service out west but especially hard service in the Northwest Territories, Alaska & the woods of the Northeast for moose & bear hunting. They rarely are found with high orig finish and in orig configuration. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain virtually all of their strong, orig factory finish with one small scratch on bbl & magazine tube where some careless individual removed the forend cap; receiver retains about 95% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina; lever & hammer retain about all of their brilliant orig factory case colors, lightly to moderately faded on the outer faces of lever; set triggers need adjusting; wood is sound, missing a small sliver on top left side by the receiver and a small chip at buttplate teat; buttplate retains 97-98% brilliant orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired but very little. 4-44493 (25,000-40,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE INSCRIBED TO G.L. ESSIG. SN 107795. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver is engraved in period script “G.L. Essig”. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and late style crescent buttplate. Stock & forend cap are mounted with sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse March 6, 1896 and shipped July 16, 1896 to Order #14425. The sling eyes & inscription are not mentioned. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube, forend cap & takedown ring retain about 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains 97-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a couple of small scratches on the left side with some very minor flaking on the right side; lever & hammer retain strong bright case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-44503 JR34 (7,500-12,500)

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1014

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE EXTRA LIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 126469. Cal. 45-70. Very rare special order rifle with 22″ full matted nickel steel rnd bbl, 5-shot magazine with pedestal mounted Lyman ivory bead Jack front sight, no provision for a rear sight seat and a Lyman #21 receiver sight. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “432”, “R” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has a very rare cheekpiece and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. This rifle, identified by SN, appears on p. 307 of The Winchester Book, Madis. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with oil finished wood and extra light, received in warehouse Sept. 30, 1902 and shipped same day to Order #156659. Also accompanied by a copy of the Winchester shipping record for this rifle. Also accompanied by an NRA silver medal “TEN BEST WEAPONS AWARD 1986” number “257”. Along with the medal is an NRA certificate of Recognition identifying this rifle by SN with the owner listed as J.E. Habol at the 115th Annual Meeting on April 27, 1986 in New Orleans. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection; J.E. Habol. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and some minor thinning; forend cap retains about 95% orig blue; receiver retains 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few scattered freckles of pin prick rust and some minor candy striping; lever & hammer retain strong bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with light handling & storage marks and retains most of a very fine, professionally restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44464 JR26 (15,000-25,000)

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1015

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 144649. Cal. 50-100-450. Scarce standard grade carbine in a rare caliber, with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with German silver blade & carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine in the caliber as noted, received in warehouse Feb. 5, 1909 and shipped next day to Order #192464. The 50-100-450 caliber was offered only fifteen years during the period 1895 – 1910. Given the very heavy bullet and commensurate brutal recoil, very few rifles or carbines were ever produced chambering this round. Few of those arms are found today with high orig finish, especially carbines. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with a few tiny freckles of surface rust on top of the bbl; receiver retains 65-70% orig blue with most of the balance having flaked, not worn, to a medium patina; hammer retains strong, bright case colors, turned silver on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate retains about 90% strong orig blue. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains nearly all of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use, just poor storage. 4-44513 JR36 (15,000-25,000)

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Revised: 3/1/2013

Correction: This firearm is Antique not Modern.

EXCEEDINGLY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED WITH GOLD TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 139319. Cal. 25-35. Outstanding & rare deluxe Model 1894 short rifle with 18″ full matted oct to rnd bbl, half magazine with Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful center crotch flame grain American walnut with Style D carved forearm & capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “16027”, “XXXX” and “R”. Matching assembly number is stamped in top tang channel of buttstock along with “94”. Buttplate is not numbered although there appears to be some pencil writing that is indecipherable, however there is no doubt whatsoever that this buttplate is orig to this rifle. Receiver is engraved in style 4, probably by John Ulrich. Engraving consists of the very large vignette of a hunter standing behind a tree having shot two bull elk, all in an extremely detailed forest scene. Each end of vignette is engraved with flowing foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Right side of receiver has the engraved vignette of a grizzly bear on a mountain precipice with matching foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft. Both sides have wavelet borders. Screw heads are also engraved. Top & bottom edges of receiver are engraved with snake & dot patterns with light foliate arabesque patterns over receiver ring, floorplate, forend cap, buttplate tang and over chamber area of bbl. Sides & edges of lever & hammer are engraved to match. Rear edge of receiver, front edge of takedown ring, end of bbl at the receiver and forend cap are inlaid with flush gold wire. Heel of buttplate is also inlaid with gold wire. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 25-35 with 18″ 1/2-oct matted bbl, plain trigger, fancy pistol grip stock with carved style D pattern, half magazine, engraved $24.00, takedown and shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Dec. 13, 1902 and shipped the same day to Order #166248. This fabulous little rifle was formerly in the collection of renowned old time collector, Eldon Owens. PROVENANCE: Eldon Owens Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except buttplate as noted. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and a couple of minor thinned areas; magazine tube retains virtually all of its orig blue; forend cap retains about 98% glossy orig blue as does the takedown ring; receiver retains 95-97% glossy orig blue with only high point and fine sharp edge wear; loading gate retains about 98% orig fire blue; lever & hammer retain most of their brilliant orig case colors, lightly faded on outer face of lever; buttplate retains about 80% strong blue showing wear at heel & toe and around edges; wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44376 JR (90,000-125,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 363933. Cal. 32 Spcl. Wonderful Model ’94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, full matted top with King 3-bead front sight, a Lyman 6A rear sight and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with sweeping, deep fluted cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have sling eyes. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “3964” and “SCPO”. Sides of the top & bottom tangs are also stamped with tiny number “61”. The matching assembly number is found on the buttstock under the buttplate and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by John Ulrich in Style 4 which consists of the very large vignette of a hunter shooting from behind a tree with two shot bull elk in the foreground, all set in a forest scene. The front & rear of this vignette is engraved with elaborate foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background. Right side is engraved behind the loading gate opening with the large vignette of a grizzly bear on a promontory in a mountain scene with matching foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft. Both sides have wavelet borders. Bottom & top edges of receiver are engraved in snake & dot patterns with light engraving on the bolt, floorplate, takedown ring, top tang & buttplate tang. Sides of lever & sides of hammer, along with the outer face of lever, are engraved to match. Rear edge of receiver, front edge of takedown ring, bbl at the receiver & forend cap are inlaid with flush gold wires. An identical John Ulrich engraved Model ’94, SN 308993, is pictured on p. 172 of the book Winchester Engraving, Wilson. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with the magazine tube cap flaked to a light patina; forend cap retains about 65-70% orig blue; receiver retains about 88-90% orig blue, worn thin over the bottom at the carry point; takedown ring retains 90-92% orig blue, slightly thinned on bottom, glossy & bright elsewhere; lever & hammer retain most of their bright orig case colors, thinning to silver on outer faces of lever; stock has a small chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains just about all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44350 JR (30,000-50,000)

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1018

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE EARLY TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH COLOR CASE HARDENED RECEIVER, REPORTEDLY THE FINEST OF ITS TYPE EXTANT. SN 4802. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with ivory bead combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has standard 2-line bbl marking on top flat and caliber marking over the chamber area. Mounted with extra finish, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver is of the first type with external cartridge guide screws. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 38-55 with oct bbl, plain trigger, takedown & case hardened, received in warehouse May 24, 1895 and shipped the next day. Also accompanied by a copy of an article by Tommy Rholes & Jeb Klitzke which discusses the early external guide screw ’94s which was apparently going to be published in the Winchester Arms Collectors Association publication Winchester Collector. Apparently these gentlemen also conducted a survey of early 1894s with external guide screws and found that this rifle was produced on May 24, 1895. Also accompanying is a Cody Firearms Museum letter which states that there were ten Model 1894s with case hardened receivers manufactured before this rifle. PROVENANCE: Dave Kinsey Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% crisp orig factory finish with bright blue that shows one small lightened area on bbl & some faint sharp edge wear with a couple of small nicks; takedown ring retains about all of its bright blue with some light candy striping; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, over the top & top tang turning silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on sides, fading on top edge of hammer & outer faces of lever; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded; wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and some minor dulling on bottom rear of forearm and overall retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face retains about all of its orig factory blue. 4-44400 JR (35,000-60,000)

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1019

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE COLOR CASE HARDENED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13480. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Wonderful antique rifle with 26″ full matted rnd bbl, half magazine with half nickel front sight with set screw and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “2565”, “XXX” and “S”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the matching assembly number, however it is possibly renumbered as the fonts used on the tang of the rifle and on the wood do not exactly match. Inside toe of buttplate is stamped “2463 / XXX C”. Receiver has the very rare feature for a Model 1894 of being color case hardened. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters which identify this rifle in caliber 30 WCF with matted rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, shotgun butt, case hardened & magazine to hold four cartridges. It was received in warehouse Jan. 11, 1896 and shipped same day to Order #3328. It was returned & repaired on Feb. 13, 1896, again on Feb. 10, 1897 and again on Oct. 24, 1899. There is an additional letter from the Cody Firearms Museum addressed to Mr. Ray Saign which states that the records in existence record a total of only 155 case hardened guns, a total of 84 rnd & matted barreled guns and a total of 16 rnd, matted & case hardened guns, of which seven were listed as 2-bbl sets. Additionally accompanying is a copy of the shipping record for this rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine.Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with a couple of minor thin spots; receiver retains 70-75% case colors, moderately faded on sides, turned silver over top & bottom; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, lightly to moderately faded on outer face; hammer retains brilliant case colors on sides & rear edge with top edge turned silver; buttplate retains traces of blue, being mostly a silver metal color; wood is sound with light nicks & scratches with some dark oil staining at heel & around buttplate with wear on bottom rear end of forearm and overall retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44357 JR (20,000-35,000)

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1020

EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 6241. Cal. 38-55. Extremely rare deluxe first model ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver is first type with exposed cartridge guide screw heads on the outside. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “2150” and “XXX”. Left side of upper tang is stamped with the tiny initials “J.P.P.”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is a modern reproduction with Turnbull style color case hardening. Mounted with very highly figured, 3-4X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with checkered pistol grip stock, received in warehouse Sept. 7, 1895 and shipped Sept. 26, 1895 to Order #21702, repaired & returned Feb. 3, 1908. Also accompanied by a copy of a photograph of hanging game and a lady standing by an Indian. She is holding a Winchester Model 94 rifle, possibly this same rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with one small spot of pitting near the front sight; forend cap retains 96-97% orig blue; receiver retains 95-96% crisp orig blue with one small spot of flaking on right side by the cartridge guide screw hole and some faint sharp edge wear and very minor candy striping; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with very light nicks & scratches with the buttstock retaining about all of a professionally restored finish and the forearm retaining about 95% strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, rough in the grooves. 4-44402 JR17 (20,000-40,000)

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1021

RARE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1326. Cal. 38-55. Rare first model standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead combination front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is first type with exposed cartridge guide screw heads on the outside. Right side of upper tang, under the wood, has the assembly number “412”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Buttstock is somewhat unusual in that it is without a lightning hole under the buttplate. Buttplate is without assembly number but appears to be the orig to this rifle. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Jan. 2, 1895 and shipped Jan. 24, 1895 to Order #6587. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with some very fine, scattered spots of discoloration; forend cap retains 96-98% strong orig blue with some very minor flaking; receiver retains 95-97% bright orig blue with very light edge wear and some very minor flaking, stronger on right side; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about all of its moderately to heavily silvered case colors. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor scattered light nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use, retaining most of the orig factory blue on bolt face and slightly thinned fire blue on loading gate. This may be one of the finest standard grade first model ’94s extant. 4-44395 JR18 (12,500-17,500)

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*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 213667. Cal. 32 WS. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and a locking Lyman combination tang sight. Receiver has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “18618” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with beautiful flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with dbl set triggers, received in warehouse June 22, 1904 and shipped next day to Order #234031. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and thinning around the front; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 70% brilliant case colors with a cleaned area in the center. Wood is sound and retains most of a very fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44379 JR19 (15,000-20,000)

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1022

*WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 1894 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 230059. Cal. 32-40. Fine semi-deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with I-style checkered straight grain American walnut with straight hand stock and crescent buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 32-40 with oct bbl, plain trigger, plain checkered stock, Lyman rear cup disc and Lyman #8 windgage sporting front sights and sling & swivel received in warehouse Sept. 24, 1904 and shipped 3 days later. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 99% crisp blue with one small spot of flaking over top of receiver; case colors are strong & bright on lever, hammer & buttplate. The wood, retains about all of its fine refinished factory style finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness. 4-44322 JR2 (8,000-14,000)

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1023

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN SHORT RIFLE. SN 228217. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Rare special order rifle with 22″ tapered lightweight oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, takedown, with Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, I-style checkered American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “19356” and an “R”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found, extra light, received in warehouse Aug. 18, 1904 and shipped Sept. 15, 1904 to Order #234174. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains about 99% strong orig blue; forend cap retains most of its orig blue with one small spot of rust; receiver retains 93-95% strong blue with sharp edge wear and thinning over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on right side. Wood is sound with a series of small gouges on left side of buttstock, otherwise just a few light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44334 JR3 (7,500-12,500)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 22906. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Wonderful deluxe carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base ivory bead front sight, no rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight on left side of receiver. Mounted with about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “8599” and “CF”. Left side of upper tang is stamped “MM” or “WW”. Matching assembly number and “94” are found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine in caliber 30 with fancy checkered pistol grip stock (oil finish), Lyman front & receiver sights, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, no sling ring and no rear seat, received in the warehouse Feb. 12 and shipped Feb. 13, 1901 to Order #89923. Also accompanied by a Cody Museum worksheet and a copy of the ledger sheet. Although this carbine wasn’t shipped until 1901, the serial number records indicate that it was manufactured in 1895, making it an antique. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong Turnbull restored blue; receiver retains 96-97% strong original blue and the lever & hammer about all of their brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of their fine factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44364 JR52 (6,000-10,000)

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1025

*VERY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 656861. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Scarce Angelo Stokes engraved ’92 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with an unusual dbl dovetailed front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with Marbles locking tang sight. Receiver is beautifully engraved with the very large rnd vignette of a bobcat & rabbit in a very detailed field scene on left side and a standing buck antelope in a very detailed prairie scene on the right side, all surrounded by very well-executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a fine stippled background. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang, takedown ring, forend cap, buttplate tang and about 2″ over chamber area of the bbl. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock has a replaced sliver by the top tang channel on right side. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “301” and a single “X”. It also has an X’d out assembly number “10705”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock along with “92”. In addition, the rear face of the buttstock is marked in pencil in script “Engr 9”. Matching assembly number “301” is also found inside the toe of the buttplate, rear face of the forearm, left side of the bolt and bottom flat of bbl under the forearm. A search of available publications relating to Winchester rifles disclosed no similar engraving vignette patterns although the foliate arabesque patterns are distinctively Stokes. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains 96-98% bright blue and takedown ring about 96-97% dull orig blue; receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some minor flaking on right side; lever & hammer retain most of their orig blue with some light surface flaking on lever; buttplate retains about 90% orig blue with light surface rust and some pitting on heel. Stock has the aforementioned repair, otherwise wood is sound with usual storage & handling nicks, dings & scratches and overall retains 96-97% strong piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44602 JR47 (20,000-30,000)

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SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 96883. Cal. 25-20. Beautiful deluxe ’92 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 3X, center crotch, shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “5801” and “XXX”. Rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, has the matching assembly number and “92”. Matching assembly number is also found inside toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Oct. 4, 1898 and shipped next day to Order #8259. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only a couple of minor nicks & faint sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains about 95-96% orig blue, turning a little plum, with scratches from being taken down; takedown ring & forend cap retain about all of their orig blue with some fine flaking on the takedown ring; receiver retains 95-97% strong, bright orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few small spots of fine flaking; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little evidence of having been used. 4-44599 JR48 (17,500-27,500)

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*VERY RARE EXTRA LONG SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 446142. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with extremely rare 34″ rnd bbl, full magazine with two bands, combination front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a tang sight with windage. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Winchesters with extra length bbls are occasionally encountered, however those with 32″ and 34″ bbls are extraordinarily rare and are almost never found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue, thinning over the chamber area; magazine tube retains about 97-98% strong blue with a couple of small thinned areas; receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few light scratches; hammer retains about 75% bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces; buttplate retains about all of its orig case colors, turned a little dark. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & scratches with the buttstock retaining 93-95% orig varnish and the forearm about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44605 JR50 (12,500-17,500)

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1028

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 12197. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 23, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #19941. Almost any special order feature found on a Model ’92 is scarce and in some cases very rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 98-99% blue with some minor candy striping on the sides, very light sharp edge wear and light thinning on the bottom; lever, hammer & buttplate retain about all of their bright, orig case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of the lever and lightly faded on the buttplate. Wood is sound with a few scattered light nicks & scratches on buttstock with one repaired small gouge by the top tang and overall retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Rifle may have been fired but if so, very little, as the bolt face & loading gate retain about all of their orig finish. A truly outstanding special order ’92. 4-44608 JR51 (7,500-12,500)

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1029

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 817950. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered gum wood stock & forearm with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig blue with a few scattered pin pricks of light rust and a small scratch on the receiver & a light halo from the saddle ring; lever, hammer & buttplate retain about all of their orig blue with the lever flaked to a medium to dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light surface mars and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-44671 JR59 (10,000-15,000)

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1030

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 274335. Cal. 25-20. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, slightly altered German silver front sight in its square base with 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse Dec. 19, 1904 and shipped Dec. 22, 1904 to Order #264747. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Bbl, magazine tube & bbl bands retain 99%+ crisp orig blue; receiver retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with only a light halo from the saddle ring and faint sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, faded on outer faces of lever & top edge of hammer. Buttstock has two notches in bottom, otherwise wood is sound with few light creases in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its bright factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face & loading gate retain most of their orig factory blue. 4-44668 JR57 (7,500-12,500)

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1031

RARE COLOR CASE HARDENED WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 34865. Cal. 12 ga. Standard grade shotgun with 30″ steel bbl, half magazine with sgl brass bead. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with forearm side panels and rnd knob stock that has checkered steel buttplate. Left side of receiver is marked with the intertwined initials “WRACO”. Left side of lower tang is stamped with the assembly number “813” which number is also found on the buttstock, under the buttplate, and inside toe of buttplate. Model ’87 shotguns are somewhat rare but those with steel bbls and color case hardened receivers are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of their strong orig factory blue with only light muzzle edge wear; receiver retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly faded over the top and moderately faded on bottom at the carry point; breech block & hammer retain about all of their brilliant orig case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; top tang is also faded; wood is sound with a few light handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Hammer is without safety notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting for about 1′ in front of chamber. 4-44540 (15,000-20,000)

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1032

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. SN 31187. Cal. 10 ga. Standard grade shotgun with 32″ steel bbl, half magazine with color case hardened receiver that has the “WRACo” intertwined initials on left side. Mounted with very highly figured slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with forearm panels and a rnd knob pistol grip stock with checkered steel Winchester buttplate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms approx. 64,855 of these shotguns were produced in the period 1887-1901 in both blue & color case hardened with 30″, 32″ & rare 20″ bbls. They were strong reliable shotguns, but unfortunately faced stiff competition from the more successful Models 1893 & 1897 pump action shotguns. The models 1887 & 1901 shotguns were the only 10 ga. shotguns produced by Winchester. The Model 1887 saw modest success with coach guards & law enforcement in the late 1800s and their popularity was refreshed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his late 20th century movies. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% crisp orig blue with some fine pitting on the top at about mid-point and corresponding pitting on magazine tube, which retains about 75% strong orig blue with a series of fingerprints and light pitting, probably from blood; receiver, lever & hammer retain most of their strong, bright, orig case colors with one small cleaned area on top rear edges and fading on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound and retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, moderately to heavily pitted bore. 4-44542 JR60 (4,500-6,500)

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1033

EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED GOLD & NICKEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 37955. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful deluxe carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front sight/bbl band with 1866 style forearm band. Rear sight is 1866 style, 2-leaf, graduated 100-300-500 yards. Receiver, bbl bands & buttplate are gold plated while the bbl, magazine tube, lever & hammer are nickel plated. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm & straight stock with carbine buttplate with trap containing a 3-pc, nickeled, brass & steel cleaning rod. Bottom of stock is mounted with a gold-plated sling loop with corresponding sling loop in the forearm band. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “306” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved by John Ulrich and signed on bottom tang. Left sideplate is engraved with the No. 1 vignette of a bugling bull elk in a forest scene surrounded by wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Left front flat is engraved with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns and has a scalloped border at the top. Left rear of the receiver has a staple & ring and is engraved in matching patterns. Right sideplate is engraved in a custom pattern of a leaping bull elk surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Front & rear flats are matching engraved to the left side. Top & bottom of receiver, dust cover, top tang & buttplate tang are lightly engraved. Top of receiver has the screwed on dust cover rail. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this firearm as a carbine with checkered stock, engraved $5.00 and gold & nickel finish, received in warehouse Oct. 1, 1879 and shipped next day to Order #17132. Also accompanied by an enlarged copy of the shipping record for this carbine. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their orig nickel finish turned a little milky; front band retains traces of gold in sheltered areas showing wear on the high points, mostly on left side; forearm band retains 60-70% gold finish; receiver retains 60-70% strong gold finish showing wear on bottom and top along with wear on the front edges; lever & hammer retain most of their orig nickel finish; buttplate retains about 60% gold finish; wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish; checkering shows light to moderate diamond point wear; stock sling loop retains most of its orig gold finish; screws retain most of their orig nickel finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some very fine roughness toward the muzzle; cleaning rod retains most of its orig nickel. 4-44583 (25,000-40,000)

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1034

RARE DELUXE SECOND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 30088. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with 1866-style threaded plug, combination front sight and early semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. The case colored receiver has a second type, screwed-on dust cover rail with impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with about 2-3X, highly figured American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “754” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, case hardened, checkered stock and plain trigger, received in warehouse July 17, 1878 and shipped two days later with eleven other guns to the same order. Order # not provided. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue; receiver & sideplates retain orig case colors, bright on left side, somewhat more faded on right side; top & bottom edges are moderately to heavily faded with light colors; hammer retains bright case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides, moderately faded on outer faces; buttplate retains strong bright case colors. Stock has a couple of tiny hairlines by the top tang and another at the right corner of the buttplate tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bolt face & loading gate retain most of their orig factory finish indicating very light use. 4-44565 JR39 (25,000-35,000)

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1035

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 304794. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine deluxe ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight, missing its elevator. It also has an 1885/1886 style tang sight. Mounted with about 3X, highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate without trap and may be an old replacement. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “2758” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is not numbered. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet which identifies this rifle, as found, “case hardened”, received in warehouse Oct. 15, 1889 and shipped Nov. 4, 1889 to Order #5000. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and some minor thinning on top flat around bbl address; magazine tube retains 93-95% thinning orig blue with several small spots of surface discoloration; receiver retains nearly all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on left side, lightly to moderately faded on right side; hammer retains most of its orig, muted case colors and the lever most of its orig case colors, bright on sides, moderately faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about 90% moderately faded case colors. Stock has a repaired chip in the toe with some light gouges on forearm, otherwise is sound and retains most of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44572 JR40 (17,500-27,500)

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1036

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 366936. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 32″ oct bbl, full magazine with two bands, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. While extra-length bbls on Winchesters are occasionally encountered they are rarely found with a 32″ or longer bbl. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and a few pin prick spots of light surface rust; receiver retains 96-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and two small cleaned spots on left side; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors lightly faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains dark case colors with some spotted scaly rust on the tang. Stock has a little gouge on top of the wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a few scattered light nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its strong orig factory varnish, slightly dulled on right side of forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use retaining most of its orig blue on the bolt face. 4-44593 JR44 (10,000-15,000)

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1037

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 380106. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with three scratches on the bbl and a couple of light scratches on magazine tube; receiver retains about 99% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and a few very fine, light scratches; lever & hammer retain most of their fading case colors, somewhat more faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains very strong, lightly faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few light scratches & nicks and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face & loading gate retain virtually all of their orig factory blue. 4-44578 JR43 (8,000-15,000)

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*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 708403. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade carbine, fairly scarce in this caliber, with 20″ bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate without trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine, as found, received in warehouse Nov. 7, 1916 and shipped May 10, 1917 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO. The fact that this letter shows a shipping destination is quite rare for a Winchester. Simmons Hardware was a major supplier to western dealers and folks moving west. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig blue with a few tiny nicks on the magazine tube; receiver retains 96-97% crisp orig blue with only very light sharp edge wear and some light chemical spotting on left front flat; hammer retains about all of its brilliant case colors and the lever about all of its orig blue; buttplate retains 95-96% orig blue. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness, has been fired but very little. This is a fine example of an 1873 carbine in 32 caliber. 4-44596 JR45 (10,000-15,000)

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1039

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 60639. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has extra finish, beautifully grained, American walnut stock & forearm, uncheckered with straight grip & crescent butt with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, shipped on February 11, 1891. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong, bright, orig blue with some very fine spotting over the forearm area and a couple of small dings on left top flat and another on the bottom flat. The receiver retains 94-96% strong, bright, orig blue with some light surface flaking and pin pricks of light rust along with some light candy striping and a scratch on left side with some light scratches on the right side plate. The lever retains 60-70% dark orig case colors, bright in the sheltered areas, and the hammer about 95% bright colors. Wood is sound with a tiny chip near the top tang and a few small handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44544 JR38 (10,000-15,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARY & SPECTACULAR ONE OF A KIND INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID & CARVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 124863. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful Model ’86 with 22″ lightweight, tapered rnd bbl with full magazine, pedestal mounted Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight & semi-buckhorn Winchester rear sight. Just in front of the rear sight on top of the bbl is engraved, in a single line, “BUILT for BENJAMIN TAFT”, reading from muzzle to receiver. Mounted with spectacular center crotch-cut, flame grain, American walnut with B-style carved forearm & capped pistol grip stock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is phenomenally engraved by John Ulrich & signed on bottom tang. Engraving consists of deep relief vignettes of a large oval on left side with figures of a walking bull elk, a standing & a reclining cow elk in a mountainous forest scene with fine shaded background. Right side of receiver has a deep relief engraved walking bull moose vignette just forward of loading gate & a smaller oval vignette of a whitetail buck above loading gate, both with extremely detailed backgrounds. Bottom of receiver is engraved with the round vignette of the head of a whitetail buck inlaid in gold. Balance of receiver has about 80% coverage very fine foliate arabesque patterns with heart shaped borders. Top of receiver, receiver ring, bolt, top tang, lever, takedown ring & forend cap are all engraved to match. Large vignette on left side & gold inlay on bottom are surrounded by gold wire inlay with a gold wire border on both sides of the receiver & around takedown ring, rear edge of receiver & forend cap. Top tang also has gold wire inlay. Chamber & muzzle ends of bbl have gold wire bands. All screwheads are also beautifully engraved which is indicative of the extraordinary level of engraving on this rifle. All this combines to present one of the most stunning Winchesters extant. Left side of lower tang, under wood, is stamped with assembly number “274” and “XX R”. This assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock, on bbl under forearm & inside forearm cap. Accompanied by several copies of Cody Firearms Museum letters with different dates all stating the same thing. They fully identify this spectacular rifle as found in caliber 45-70, 22″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, style “B” carved fancy pistol grip stock with oil finish, takedown, with bbl marked “BENJAMIN TAFT”, engraved $50.00, style #3, moose in place of Rocky Mtn. goat, smokeless, received in warehouse July 19, 1901, returned to warehouse Aug. 7, 1901 & shipped again Aug. 7, 1901 to order #100821. Also accompanying is a letter from Waddy Colvert’s Research Service which notes that there were only 2,213 Models 1886 made with 22″ bbls out of the approx. 159,000 produced. Mr. Colvert also states that genealogical research of Mr. Taft revealed that he was born in 1854 to Henry Taft of Cincinnati, Ohio & that he was cousin of President William Howard Taft and a distant cousin to Robert Taft, Governor of Ohio. This rifle is pictured on p. 343 of Winchester-An American Legend, Wilson. It was also pictured in the James Fowler Collection of the Antique Arms Annual and was featured as a “Members’ Favorite” in the Winchester Arms Collectors Association publication. And finally it is pictured on the cover of Norm Flayderman’s No. 65 Catalog of February 1964 and is Item #704 in the catalog with an asking price of $2,500.00. A copy of the Flayderman Catalog accompanies this rifle. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman, Feb. 1964 catalog, Item #704; James Fowler Collection; Gary Robertson Collection; LeRoy Merz; Clyde “Junior” Stewart Collection; Randy Saba Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with some slight spiraling on magazine tube from take down with magazine tube turned slightly dull; receiver retains most of its orig factory blue with some slight sharp edge wear & thinning on bottom; lever retains traces of orig case colors with balance turned silver & hammer retains about 95% bright case colors; wood is sound with minor handling & use marks with light wear on carving and overall retains most of its orig oil finish; right side of forearm has a series of several small bruises. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44440 JR (75,000-125,000)

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1041

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 116728. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful special order rifle with 26″ full matted oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, ivory bead front sight and rare Vicker-Maxim style rear sight with ring & ivory insert. Bbl is marked “NICKEL STEEL” and all of the markings are on the left top flat to accommodate the matting. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “673” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is beautifully engraved in Style #9 by one of the Ulrichs, probably John. Engraving consists of the vignette of a grizzly bear on the left side and a bugling bull elk on right side all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with snake & dot borders. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of receiver, top tang & forend cap. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with E-style carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with a thick solid red pad that is 13-5/8″ LOP. Bottom of stock and forend cap have factory sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 26″ matted half oct nickel steel bbl, extra light, plain trigger, fancy pistol grip stock & forearm, half magazine, carved Style-E, Lyman front & rear sights, Silver recoil pad, drop at the heel 3-1/8″, length of stock 13-1/2″ and engraved $4.00 in Style #9 with vignette 1&3, received in warehouse April 25, 1898. No shipping date or Order # are shown and the sling eyes are not mentioned. This may indicate that this was an exhibition rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with a few small scattered spots of pin prick pitting & thinning over chamber area; receiver retains faded case colors on the sides, turned silver over top & bottom; lever retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having turned silver; hammer retains strong case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering and overall retains 75-80% orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44457 JR24 (25,000-40,000)

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1042

FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83500. Cal. 45-90. Extraordinary high condition Deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured shell grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grips stock with serpentine grip cap and black triangle inlay and has a crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-90 with oct bbl, plain trigger and checkered stock with pistol grip. Letter shows that it was received in warehouse on Sept. 15, 1893 and shipped Sept. 14, 1893 (yes, it is in the record like this) to Order #24140. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping record of this rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching, probably unfired. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig factory finish with strong blue on bbl and magazine tube, having only faint sharp edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate retain virtually all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on receiver & hammer, a little dark on lever, brilliant on forend cap & buttplate; wood is sound with some crazing in the varnish and a very few, very minor nicks & scratches in the finish with a series of small scratches on the bottom of the grip, probably from a gun rack and overall retains about all of its strong piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory finish as does the loading gate & hammer face. 4-44470 (30,000-50,000)

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1043

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 56199. Cal. 45-90. Fine Deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine with gold washed combination front sight and a platinum line 3-leaf express sight. Top flat has the usual 2-line address with caliber marking over chamber area. Top left flat by chamber area has the hand-stamped initials “GAM”. Mounted with very highly figured burl & flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black triangle inlay & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “56”, “S” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate which also is stamped “S”. Buttstock, under buttplate, is stamped with intials “GAM”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-90 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Winchester express sight, half magazine & shotgun butt, received in warehouse May 16, 1891 and shipped May 22, 1891 to Order #4375. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig factory blue with a few minor chemical spots toward the muzzle & some fine sharp edge wear with a few scattered pin pricks of pitting; right side of bbl by the rear seat has a nick on sharp edge with corresponding nick on forearm; receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their factory case colors, brilliant on receiver & hammer, turned a little dark on top edge; lever has lightly faded case colors on outer face; receiver has a short deep scratch by front guide screw on right side and the lever has some light rust on inside face; forend cap retains most of its brilliant factory case colors; buttplate retains about 70% thin blue; wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches & dings and overall retains about all of its strong piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44496 (15,000-25,000)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 70616. Cal. 45-90. Fine special order ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight. Lower tang has sgl set trigger and is marked on left side, under the wood, with assembly number “475” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the normal sized assembly number “113” and a tiny reverse stamped assembly number “70014”. Toe of the buttplate is stamped with assembly number “183”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-90 with half oct bbl, half magazine, Lyman front & rear sights, set trigger and checkered pistol grip stock, received in warehouse Oct. 22, 1892 and shipped same day to Order #8121. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of small nicks; receiver retains about 85% orig case colors, brilliant on left side, moderately faded on right side and top, heavily faded on bottom; hammer retains strong, bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on sides, heavily faded & turning silver on outer faces; buttplate is mostly a gray patina. Stock has a repaired chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few handling & storage marks and overall retains most of its strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44479 JR28 (12,500-17,500)

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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 27690. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front and semi-buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with 30″ extra heavy oct bbl, received in warehouse Jan. 22, 1890 and shipped next day, no Order # listed. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few small spots of scattered light surface rust and slight thinning over the chamber area; magazine tube retains 88-90% dulling orig blue with a few spots of pin prick pitting; receiver retains 93-95% orig case colors, strong & bright on the sides, lightly to moderately faded over the top & bottom with distinct second coat lacquer lines along each edge of the bottom; hammer retains strong case colors, turned dark on top edge and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces; buttplate retains traces of case colors, mostly turned dark. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old refinish; stock may be an old replacement. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some minor roughness. 4-44484 JR30 (15,000-25,000)

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1046

EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 118464. Cal. 50-100-450. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine silver bead front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office worksheet which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-100-450 with rnd bbl & plain trigger received in warehouse Nov. 5, 1898 and shipped Oct. 23, 1901. This beautiful rifle is rare in a number of respects, primarily being the caliber of which only a few were produced and were the first of the rifles chambered in 50 caliber. By the time this caliber was available in the ’86 line the standard for the model was a blued receiver therefore a case colored receiver would have been a special order. It is also scarce with crescent buttplate as the recoil from this large caliber made shooting a rifle with crescent buttplate very uncomfortable. Most Big 50s are found with shotgun style buttplates. PROVENANCE: West Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate retain just about all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides, top & top tang of receiver, lightly faded on bottom but still with the dbl shellac line; hammer retains bright case colors on sides & rear edge, turned a little dark on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces; forend cap & buttplate retain most of their very bright case colors; wood is sound with a bruise on left wrist and a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired; bolt face retains most of its orig factory blue. 4-44488 (30,000-50,000)

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1047

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89175. Cal. 45-70. Rare special order deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman 21 combination receiver sight. Lower tang has sgl set trigger and left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “260”, “XX” and “S”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttplate has the extremely rare feature for an 1886 of a sliding trapdoor which contains an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkering and serpentine grip buttstock with black insert and the aforementioned crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as takedown, caliber 45-70, oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip and “rod in butt”, received in warehouse June 13, 1894 and shipped June 17, 1894 to Order #14039. There is no mention of the Lyman 21 sight. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue with very light sharp edge wear and a small scrape on top flat below the rear seat; forend cap retains 96-97% strong orig blue; receiver & takedown ring retain about 90% orig blue with some light candy striping, sharp edge wear and thinning over the bottom; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains silvered case colors. Wood is sound with a heavy scratch on right side of buttstock and a few other light nicks & scratches and retains 95-96% orig piano varnish finish; forearm is also sound with a few light scratches, showing wear at the carry point and retains about 88-90% glossy piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44450 JR23 (17,500-27,500)

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1048

*EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE FACTORY 2-BARREL SET. SN 141187. Cal. 38-56 and 45-90. Very rare set with 22″ rnd bbls, full magazines with Marbles improved “tunnel” front sights with folding 1-leaf Marbles rear sights and a Marbles tang sight. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “353” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly number in tiny numbers “12408”, which number is also found inside toe of buttplate. Each side of top tang, under the wood, is marked “REFINISHED”. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearms and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with length of stock 1″ longer than regular, with extra length between comb & receiver and drop at the heel 3-3/4″, received in warehouse March 18, 1907 and shipped May 19, 1907 to Order #91413. Also accompanied by copies of shipping records from the museum along with several photographs of the rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely factory restored. Bbls & magazine tubes retain 96-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear, the 45-90 bbl slightly stronger; takedown ring retains about 96% orig blue, thin on bottom; receiver retains 90-92% orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few small scratches on left side, some candy striping on the sides & thinning on bottom; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, faded & turning silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 60-70% faded case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches showing light to moderate wear on checkering and overall retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-44467 JR25 (15,000-25,000)

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1049

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 114848. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 15, 1905 and shipped Aug. 7, 1905 to Order #19880. Although the letter indicates that this rifle was shipped in 1905, the serial number records show the receiver was actually manufactured in 1898. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig blue with strong, bright case colors on the lever & hammer, lightly faded on buttplate; receiver has a few scattered very light scratches in the finish and some very minor flaking on the bottom. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage nicks & scratches, a bruise on the forearm and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-44508 JR33 (7,500-12,500)

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1050

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 116424. Cal. 38-56. Standard carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 1,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse May 11, 1905 and shipped Oct. 9, 1908 to Order #175306A. Although the letter shows that this carbine arrived in the warehouse in 1905, serial records show that the receiver was manufactured in 1898. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with one small cleaned area about mid-point, on top, with some fine pin prick pitting in the same area, probably a blood spot; magazine tube retains about 98% orig blue; receiver retains 92-94% strong orig blue with two cleaned spots, that appear to have been caused by blood, that have fine pin prick pitting; receiver also has sharp edge wear with some minor candy striping; hammer retains bright case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains very strong case colors, lightly faded on outer faces; buttplate is a silvered patina. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44517 JR35 (8,000-12,000)

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1051

*EXTREMELY RARE HALF GOLD DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 270282. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Usual configuration with 20″ bbl, full magazine, 2-bands with square base ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A rear sight and a Lyman combination tang sight with gold plated base. Mounted with very highly figured burl American walnut with fleur-de-lis carved & checkered forearm & straight stock with smooth steel carbine buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped “666” and in another area “61”. Buttstock is marked in pencil on rear face, under buttplate with the matching assembly number. Buttplate is not numbered. Receiver, bolt, bbl bands, buttplate and all screws are gold plated. Receiver is beautifully engraved in Style 7 by one of the Ulrichs, probably John. Engraving consists of full coverage on both sides of elaborate foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background and heart-shaped borders at front & rear ends. Floorplate, receiver ring, bolt & buttplate tang are engraved to match with light arabesque patterns over chamber area of bbl. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter addressed to Mr. Arlin McCroskie which identifies this firearm as a carbine in 30 caliber with Lyman rear sight, gold base, no sling ring, screw heads gold plated, engraved $10.00, No. 7, fancy stock carved “FR” (front & rear?) and gold receiver & trims, received in warehouse Sept. 26, 1905 and shipped Sept. 29, 1905 to Order #21277. Repaired & returned on Jan. 23, 1906. PROVENANCE: Arlin McCroskie Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of their bright, orig, factory blue; front band shows light high point wear and forearm band retains about all of its orig gold plating; receiver & bolt retain most of their orig gold plating with light sharp edge wear on receiver; hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors, faded on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, fading on outer faces; buttplate retains about 90% orig gold plating with freckles of chemical spotting; wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44374 JR (35,000-50,000)

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1052

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE INSCRIBED TO MILLARD P DUELL. SN 308993. Cal. 32 WS. Very rare special order ’94 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, with Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman locking combination tang sight. Mounted with about 3-4X very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with style “A” carved forearm & capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with the assembly number “1178”, “X” and “SC”. There is also a tiny “61”. The matching assembly number is on the rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, along with “94” and an obliterated assembly number. Matching assembly number is also found inside toe of buttplate. A reasonable assumption would be that this rifle was initially designated with a pistol grip stock and lightly figured wood, however when the order was placed for the highly decorated & plated rifle we see today, the wood would have been exchanged for much fancier type for the much higher decoration. Receiver is beautifully engraved in style “4” by John Ulrich and is signed on the lower tang behind the trigger. Lower tang is also engraved in period script “Millard P. Duell”. Engraving consists of a very large panel of a hunter shooting from behind a tree with two wounded bull elk in the foreground, all in a forest scene on the left side and a grizzly bear in a mountain scene on a promontory on the right side all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet borders. Top & bottom of receiver, top & bottom tangs, hammer, lever, takedown ring, forend cap, buttplate tang and exposed flats of bbl over chamber area are engraved to match. Base of bbl, at the receiver and around the muzzle are inlaid with gold bands. Receiver, takedown ring, forend cap & buttplate are all gold plated. Accompanied by several Winchester Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center & Cody Firearms Museum letters dating 1971, 1982 & 2008 which all provide the identical information which identifies this rifle in 32 WS caliber with half oct bbl, half magazine, plain trigger, “clover leaf rear, Lyman front, Lyman rear” sights, takedown, engraved $24.00, #4 and gold trim, received in warehouse March 27, 1907 and shipped same day to Order #93543, repair & return on June 29, 1917. Note: A cloverleaf sight is described in The Winchester Book, Madis, as a style “28” which is a semi-buckhorn style as found on this rifle. The sight currently on this rifle is of a later vintage with smooth edges rather than the serrated edges of the 1917 era when this rifle was most likely restored. This rifle is pictured, on p. 172 with three photographs, in the book Winchester Engraving, Wilson. The caption details mostly only the information found in the letter and states that when the rifle was returned & repaired in 1917 “at which time the inscription on lower tang was engraved”. PROVENANCE: Lloyd Goff Collection; Glenn Hockett Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine as restored. Overall retains about all of a factory-style restored finish to both metal & wood; bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong, factory-style blue with only light muzzle & sharp edge wear; receiver, takedown ring, forend cap & buttplate retain most of their strong gold plating with some light flaking on top right edge of the receiver; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44372 JR15 (20,000-40,000)

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1053

RARE EXHIBITION DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 16597. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight. Receiver is beautifully engraved by one of the Ulrich brothers, probably John, in style “9” which consists of the vignettes of a bugling bull elk on the left side and a running bull elk on the right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and scalloped borders. The engraving extends over the receiver ring, bottom of the receiver, top tang and forend cap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “3363” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with beautiful center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with $4.00 engraving, received in warehouse Oct. 3, 1896, shipped Oct. 5, 1896 to Order #20849, returned & repaired May 25, 1897 with a final notation “New York Expo September 17, 1897”, Order #16559. While it is known that Winchester participated in numerous World Expos exhibiting their firearms, very few are identified in factory records as having been shipped directly to a World Expo. It is apparent that this rifle was an exhibit gun, at least until 1897, after which it was apparently sold. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig blue in bright case colors, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces of lever & buttplate. Wood is sound with only a very few tiny flaws in the finish on right side of buttstock and overall retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-44371 JR21 (40,000-60,000)

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1054

*BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 152855. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Wonderful special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Receiver is beautifully engraved in style “6”, probably by Conrad Ulrich with the large vignettes of a standing Big Horn sheep on left side and a whitetail buck on right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over top of receiver, onto the bolt, top tang, bottom of receiver, floorplate, forend cap, 1-1/2″ up bbl and on buttplate tang. The extra coverage engraving on bolt & floorplate are somewhat unusual. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “14635” and “XXXX”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate. Mounted with 3-4X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with $10 engraving in style “6”, received in warehouse Aug. 21, 1902 and shipped next day to Order #150874. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains about 85% bright orig blue; receiver retains 80-85% strong orig blue showing edge wear, light thinning over the top and wear on bottom front & floorplate; lever & hammer retain strong bright case colors, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate case colors have turned silver. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a little roughness in the grooves. 4-44366 JR13 (17,500-27,500)

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1054A

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TRAPPER SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 985149. Cal. 25-20. Standard grade trapper carbine with rare 15″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, gum wood stock & 7-7/8″ carbine forearm with straight grip & carbine buttplate. Few trapper carbines survive today with high orig finish as the majority of them were sold and used in Mexico & South America where they saw continuous use under harsh conditions with little or no maintenance. The majority of trapper carbines returning to the U.S. show this hard use so to find one with orig finish is a rarity. Accompanied by an NFA exemption letter. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with some fine surface rust on magazine tube; receiver retains 90-92% orig blue with the loss areas mostly from flaking, not wear, showing sharp edge wear; lever & hammer retain strong orig blue mixed with flaking. Stock has a hairline on the right side of wrist with a series of moderate dings & scratches around wrist and a few gouges in forearm and overall retains strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use, just moderate abuse. 4-44665 JR56 (8,000-12,000)

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1054B

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 859710. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ tapered, extra-light oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and flat top rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap is flaked to a medium patina; receiver, lever & hammer retain most of a factory style restored finish. Wood is sound and retains about all of a late Winchester style finish. Top flat of bbl, just forward of receiver is stamped with two “WP” proofs. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44344 JR5 (1,500-2,500)

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1055

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 EXTRA-LIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 55686. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful rare rifle with 26″ tapered extra-light rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead Lyman jack front sight on a ramp, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “7184”, “S” and “XXX”. Mounted with very highly figured shell grain, about 2-3X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and pistol grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock has the assembly number “7251” on its rear face under the buttplate along with “92”. Matching assembly number “7251” is also marked inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, extra-light, received in warehouse July 13, 1899 and shipped next day to Order #31185. Although the letter indicates this rifle was shipped in 1899 it was actually manufactured in 1897. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with a couple of minor nicks and sharp edge wear; forend cap retains virtually all of its bright orig blue and takedown ring 96-97% bright orig blue; receiver retains 95-97% bright blue with one small cleaned spot on left rear edge, very light sharp edge wear and a couple of scratches on right side; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 90% bright case colors. Wood has a fantastic wood to metal fit with the forearm having a light bruise on each side, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all of its brilliant orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44383 JR20 (12,500-17,500)

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1056

RARE INSCRIBED DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 EXTRA-LIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE INSCRIBED TO “WOODFORD CLAY”. SN 136109. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful ’94 with rare full matted, tapered, extra-light rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front base with Lyman ivory bead jack front sight and flat top rear sight. The bbl & caliber markings are all to the left side to accommodate the matted feature. Left side of receiver is inscribed in period script “Woodford Clay”. Left side of lower tang has the assembly number “15017”, “XX” and “OFR”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkering and capped pistol grip buttstock with hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, including the inscription on the frame. It was received in warehouse Oct. 17, 1902 and shipped next day to Order #155457. It was returned & repaired Oct. 12, 1904 and again on Jan. 23, 1905. Although this rifle was not shipped until 1902, it was actually manufactured in 1898. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue, slightly thinned over chamber area and forward of rear sight; receiver retains 88-90% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and wear on bottom front and floorplate; hammer retains strong case colors, turned silver on top edge; lever retains case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly turned silver. Stock has a chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of its orig dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44359 JR12 (10,000-15,000)

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1057

*LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 984120. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, Marbles Sheard front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate. Right side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “51” and two dots. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and rear face of buttstock. The magazine cap is flat like a full magazine would be, apparently the only parts available when this rifle was assembled so late in production. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish with some minor wear on forend cap. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor, light creases in the finish and overall retains virtually of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44361 JR11 (4,000-7,000)

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1058

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 63581. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, missing the bead, a slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. Lower tang has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber “38-40” (obviously a mistake in transcription), with oct bbl, set trigger, received in warehouse and shipped same day, Aug. 12, 1899. Although this rifle wasn’t shipped until 1899 it was actually manufactured in 1896 making it an antique. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear; receiver retains 92-94% orig blue with edge wear and thinning over top & bottom; lever & hammer retain very bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors turning dark. Wood is sound showing a hand worn patina, possibly having had a light over-finish applied without sanding. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44346 JR7 (3,000-5,000)

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1059

*SPECTACULAR DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 361050. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful deluxe carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with German silver blade and carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “21876” and “S”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under buttplate. Mounted with very highly figured, about 2X, slab-sawed American walnut with I-style checkered carbine forearm and capped pistol grip stock with carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall the metal retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and a few very fine scratches on receiver and a slight halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain virtually all of their bright, orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains 95-96% strong bright blue. Wood is sound with a few, very scattered, very minor storage & handling nicks in finish and overall retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired as the bolt face retains virtually all of its orig blue as does the loading gate. 4-44362 JR14 (6,000-10,000)

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1060

SCARCE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION FIRST TYPE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1297. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full mag, square base front sight and a replacement 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has stud and ring. Receiver is 1st type with exposed cartridge guide screw heads. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Wood is probably a more modern replacement. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum worksheet which identifies this carbine, as found, and shows that it was serialized Dec 17, 1894, received in warehouse Dec 26, 1894 and shipped Feb 1, 1895. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall wood and metal retain most of what is probably a factory restored finish. Lever and hammer retain bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces. Buttplate is a gray brown patina. Wood is sound with a couple of tack holes in the comb, a few very light storage scratches and retains about all of its restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark and pitted in grooves. 4-44405 JR67 (4,000-6,000)

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1061

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BARREL. SN 991649. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full mag, Lyman blade in square base, slot blank in rear seat and a locking Lyman tang sight. Left side receiver has stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Bbl has the late style marking including “-STAINLESS STEEL-“. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 85% orig black finish with wear over forearm area. Mag tube retains about 98% strong orig blue and the bbl bands about all of their orig blue. Receiver retains 65-70% orig blue with the loss areas mostly from flaking. Lever and hammer retain most of their orig blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44406 JR69 (3,500-5,000)

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1062

*FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 369344. Cal. 25-20. Beautiful special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, windgage globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight. Mounted with about 2X shell & flame grain, center crotch American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “2679” and “X”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock, under buttplate, and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with “WIND GAUGE FRONT SIGHT – WITHOUT LEVEL” and mid-range vernier peep sight, received in warehouse Nov. 18, 1909 and shipped same day, order number not listed. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with some scattered fine pin prick pitting toward the muzzle and light sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains 97-98% strong orig blue; receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue, mostly gray patina on the belly; lever & hammer retain case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to silver; buttplate is a silver metal patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches with some light crazing and overall retains about all of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-44621 JR49 (8,000-12,000)

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1063

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 251864. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, about 1-2X, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with very light sharp edge wear and one small area of fine surface rust; forend cap retains about 75% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a medium patina; takedown ring retains nearly all of its orig blue with some minor flaking on left side; receiver retains 97-98% strong orig blue with some very fine, light flaking and a few very minor, light scratches; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains nearly all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches, possible an old replacement; forearm retains 96-98% strong varnish with heat crackling; buttstock retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use, retaining nearly all of its orig finish on bolt face & loading gate. 4-44614 JR54 (3,000-5,000)

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1064

SCARCE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 5755. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Dec. 14, 1892 and shipped next day to Order #8173. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 99% plus strong, crisp, orig factory finish with bright blue and brilliant case colors, including the buttplate; receiver has a few small freckles of light surface rust and some minor candy striping with a couple of light scratches. Wood is sound with a few, very scattered, light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired retaining about all of its orig factory finish on bolt face & loading gate. 4-44611 JR53 (5,000-8,000)

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1065

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 140067. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, silver bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum worksheet which identifies this rifle, as found, received in the warehouse May 9, 1900 and shipped Aug. 3, 1900 to Order #66337. Although the shipping records show the date “1900”, serial number records indicate that this rifle was manufactured in 1896. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with some minor spotting toward the muzzle; magazine tube retains most of its orig blue turned a little dull, going to plum; forend cap appears to be an old reblue; receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some light thinning over the top and top rear edges; top tang is mostly a blue/brown patina; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate is a silver/brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44618 JR55 (2,500-4,000)

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1066

VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 284693. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Rare & unusual ’73 with 30″ full matted oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman tang sight with disc. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine pistol grip stock that has crescent buttplate without trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “2310”, “XXX” and “32”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock. Buttplate is without assembly number, however there is little doubt that it is orig to this rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with 30″ oct matted bbl, case hardened, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip-extra deep and Lyman front & rear sights, received in warehouse Dec. 1, 1888 and shipped same day to Order #14912. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 85% thinning orig blue with a couple of minor nicks and a few scattered small spots of pin prick rust; magazine tube retains 30-40% blue in sheltered areas showing a gray metal patina on outer radius with rust spotting near the muzzle end; receiver & sideplates retain 65-70% fading but strong case colors on sides & top with bottom edge mostly turned silver; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever faded case colors on sides turned silvery brown patina on outer faces; buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and a couple of small bruises in the forearm checkering, showing moderate wear on the checkering with the buttstock retaining about 90% orig piano varnish finish and the forearm about 70% orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-44590 JR42 (8,000-12,000)

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1067

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 180490. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade third model rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. The lower tang is not assembly number marked, however the top tang channel of the buttstock is marked “X66” and inside toe of buttplate is marked “1”. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue with the losses from a few lightly cleaned spots over some fine spots of pin prick pitting and sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains 93-94% orig blue, slightly thinned from cleaning in one area with some fine pin prick pitting; receiver retains about 90% strong orig blue with one spot of cleaned pitting on the left side and a thin area on right side with sharp edge wear and some fine pin prick pitting on top edge of left sideplate; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains silvery faded case colors. Stock & forearm have a series of light scratches & nicks with a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains a very nice, light refinish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered shallow pitting. 4-44575 JR41 (3,000-5,000)

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1068

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 570127. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard musket with 30″ rnd bbl, nearly full magazine, square base front sight bayonet lug and 800 yard musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length forearm that has three bands and straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate that has trap containing an orig 5-pc all steel cleaning rod. Accompanied by an orig socket bayonet without scabbard. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & bbl bands retain virtually all of their crisp orig blue; receiver retains about 95-97% strong orig blue with light flaking on right side and side plate, some light candy striping on left front flat and a small scratch on right front flat; hammer retains brilliant case colors and the lever about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, moderately faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about 80% bright case colors. Bottom tang, around SN area, appears to have some touch-up blue with some minor screwdriver damage around the screw hole. Wood is sound with a couple of minor nicks on forearm and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired; bolt face and loading gate retain virtually all of their orig factory blue. Bayonet is equally new. 4-44581 JR46 (5,000-8,000)

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1069

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 57474. Cal. 38-56. Rare special order ’86 with 26″ full matted oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “102”, “XX” and “RB”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Mounted with about 3X, highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkering and serpentine grip with black inlay and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Forearm is also beautiful center crotch flame grain walnut of the same quality as the buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 38-56 with half oct bbl, half magazine, plain trigger and rubber shotgun butt, received in warehouse June 23, 1891 and shipped same day to Order #5482; returned & repaired Oct. 19, 1895. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a thin spot on the left side at the transition with a few minor, tiny nicks; receiver, lever & hammer retain strong case colors, moderately faded and turning silver over top & bottom. Wood is sound with a few scrapes on buttstock and normal handling & use nicks & scratches and retains 92-93% strong piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44453 JR22 (12,500-17,500)

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1070

RARE,POSSIBLY THE FIRST WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “STANDARD” TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN NONE. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade takedown rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, near the receiver, is stamped “SS”. Top tang channel of the buttstock is also stamped “SS” and inside toe of buttplate is a sgl “S”. Bottom of the bbl, under the forearm, in the magazine groove is hand-stamped “1898”, possibly the date of restoration. It is also stamped with a sgl “S” in this groove and “SS” on the bottom right flat. The caliber “45-90” is lightly stamped in script letters in the magazine groove, along with another “S”. Inside the takedown ring is marked “1224”. According to Mr. Adams’ notes, this rifle is listed in the “Inventory of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company Firearms Reference Collection” (1991), by Johnson, Burton, Pugsley, et al. on p. 54, Item #283. It states this “This gun does not bear any serial number and further notes this was one of the first Model 86 rifles arranged with regular takedown and was used by Mr. Thomas G. Bennett.” It further notes “N.C.P.” which means “Non-Company Property”. It is unclear what the various “S” markings signify but it seems likely that it represents a specially produced piece. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, magazine tube, forend cap & takedown ring retain virtually all of their factory restored bright blue finish; the receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain about 99% brilliant factory case colors, probably also restored, most likely corresponding to the date “1898”, as found on the bottom of the bbl. Wood is sound with only a very few, very minor nicks & scratches with the forearm retaining virtually all of its orig factory varnish and the buttstock about all of an old restored finish that doesn’t quite match the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44502 JR31 (15,000-25,000)

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1071

RARE “ARAPAHOE COUNTY” INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89733. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of the color case hardened receiver is inscribed in period script “Arapahoe County”. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. There is a repaired crack on right side of the wrist. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, “engraved, Arapahoe Co.”, shipped July 14, 1894. Also accompanied by a copy of a 7-page article by Rick Wilson which seems to have appeared in an edition of The Winchester Repeater, date unknown. The article deals with two rifles from Arapahoe County, Colorado, one of which is similar to this rifle. The number of rifles ordered by the Arapahoe County sheriff in 1894 is unknown at this time, however what is known is that Sheriff William Burchinell, in office 1891-1895, ordered a number of 1886 rifles, so inscribed, to defend the Arapahoe County Courthouse against an attack by the then Gov. Waite who was attempting to depose some of his appointees. The employees of City Hall turned the building into an armed fortress and the Governor then called out the National Guard, armed with Gatling guns & field cannons but backed down in the face of the citizens’ resistance. Two of these 1886s, apparently ordered at the same time, were inscribed to “John C. Twombly”, an Arapahoe County Commissioner, and the other “William K. Burchinell”, the aforementioned sheriff. These Arapahoe County rifles apparently saw little, if any, service and are usually encountered with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain virtually all of their strong orig blue; receiver, lever & hammer retain crisp, brilliant, orig case colors with only slight wear on bottom of the receiver which also retains most of its orig shellac; buttplate retains faded orig case colors. Stock, with the aforementioned repair, and forearm are otherwise sound with light handling & storage marks; forearm retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish and the buttstock all of a very professional, Winchester style restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-44499 JR32 (12,500-17,500)

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1072

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 67818. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and “1886” marked 1,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. The case colored receiver has a stud & ring in the left side. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine, as found, received in warehouse June 13, 1892 and shipped Dec. 6, 1892 to Order #11167. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong rust blue finish and magazine tube about all of a restored finish; receiver retains brilliant case colors on the sides, moderately faded over top & bottom; receiver has a small scratch on right side above loading gate; hammer retains bright case colors, faded on top edge; lever retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to a dark patina; buttplate is a gray patina. Forearm has a few small gouges, otherwise wood is sound retaining about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44520 JR37 (12,500-17,500)

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1073

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER EXTRA LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 89738. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful lightweight short rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl with full matted top, 2/3 magazine, takedown, ramp front sight and 3-leaf express rear sight. Bbl markings, caliber marking & proof mark are located on top sides of bbl to accommodate the matted top. Mounted with highly figured, about 2X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “10486”, “XX” and “OHRB”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 30 with rnd bbl, checkered pistol grip stock with oil finish, half magazine, takedown, shotgun rubber buttplate and extra light, received in warehouse Aug. 13, 1900 & shipped same day to Order #67350. No mention is made of the bbl length or the matted top, however there is little doubt that it is orig to this rifle. Both the receiver & bbl bear orig Winchester “WP” proofs which were apparently applied when this rifle would have been returned to the factory after 1905. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, as factory restored. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% factory restored finish; receiver & takedown ring retain most of their factory restored finish; lever, hammer & trigger retain bright factory case colors and the loading gate most of its brilliant fire blue. Wood is sound and retains about all of its factory restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with minor roughness in the grooves. Although this rifle was not shipped until 1900, it was actually manufactured in 1897. 4-44354 JR9 (6,000-10,000)

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1074

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER EXTRA LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 89082. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Beautiful lightweight short rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl with full matted top, 2/3 magazine, takedown, ramp front sight and 3-leaf express rear sight. Bbl markings, caliber marking & proof mark are located on top sides of bbl to accommodate the matted top. Mounted with highly figured, about 2-3X, American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “788”, “XXX” and “OHRB”. A second 5-digit assembly number has been lightly obliterated. Both matching assembly numbers are also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 30 with 22″ matted rnd bbl, checkered pistol grip stock with oil finish, half magazine, takedown, shotgun rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Aug. 13, 1900 & shipped same day to Order #64156. Both the receiver & bbl bear orig Winchester “WP” proofs which were apparently applied when this rifle would have been returned to the factory after 1905. Also accompanied by a 2-1/2 page letter by noted Winchester author & authority, George Madis, wherein he authenticates this rifle. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, as factory restored. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong factory finish, front sight is a replacement; receiver retains 96-98% strong factory finish; lever & hammer retain bright case colors with the loading gate showing most of its bright fire blue. Wood is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of its factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Although the letter indicates this rifle was shipped in 1900, it was actually manufactured in 1897. 4-44352 JR10 (6,000-10,000)

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1075

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 179646. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse May 16, 1903 and shipped Aug. 11, 1903 to Order #195400. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with only a couple of minor nicks on magazine tube; forend cap retains 96-97% orig blue as does the takedown ring; receiver retains 95-96% crisp orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few minor scratches; loading gate retains most of its orig fire blue; lever, hammer, trigger & buttplate retain most of their very bright orig case colors, lightly faded on buttplate and outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a small scrape on left side of buttstock and a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-44345 JR8 (4,000-6,000)

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1076

RARE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE, THE LOWEST SERIAL NUMBER OF ITS CALIBER AND TYPE SHIPPED. SN 3732. Cal. 25-35. First year production standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Right side of upper tang, under the wood, is stamped in tiny numbers “186”. The buttstock, which has no lightening hole, and buttplate are unnumbered. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with Winchester express sight, received in warehouse Sept. 3, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #19158. Also accompanied by a copy of an advertisement by Days Winchesters giving the details of this rifle and stating “This rifle is the lowest serial number of any model 1894 25-35 takedown rifle produced by Winchester.” PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only a few light scratches; magazine tube retains 93-95% with the only losses from turning of the magazine tube; takedown ring retains about 50% orig blue; receiver retains about 80-83% strong orig blue on the sides, showing sharp edge wear and thinning over top & bottom edges with a mostly blue/gray top tang; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, faded to silver on outer faces of lever; buttplate appears to have been cold-blued. Wood is sound with some dark oil staining around receiver & top tang, with light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professional refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves, may clean better. 4-44392 JR62 (2,000-3,000)

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1077

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 167975. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with special order 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, scarce folding semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Dec. 30, 1902 and shipped next day to Order #T105484. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 92-93% dulling orig blue with sharp edge wear and some thinning over top flats; magazine tube retains 95-96% orig blue, slightly dulled; forend cap retains 88-90% orig blue; receiver retains about 70% orig blue having been cleaned with some fine pin prick pitting on sides; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound and retains about 90% strong orig varnish with a hand worn patina around wrist. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with minor roughness in the grooves. 4-44330 JR4 (800-1,500)

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1078

RARE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 814. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, combination ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is first type with external cartridge guide screws. Right side of top tang, under the wood, is stamped with assembly number “248”. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. No assembly numbers were observed on the wood or buttplate which indicates the stock may be an old replacement. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Dec. 8, 1894 and shipped Jan. 24, 1895. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with light wear on magazine band; forend cap retains 95-96% strong orig blue; receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with some fine pin head flaking, sharp edge wear and some light candy striping; lever & hammer retain strong, bright case colors on sides, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness. This rifle shows very little use, retaining virtually all of the factory blue on bolt face and loading gate. 4-44398 JR16 (6,000-10,000)

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1079

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 230235. Cal. 32 WS. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Marbles improved “tunnel” front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with slight muzzle end wear and a couple of very minor scratches; receiver retains about 95% orig blue with some light rust & pin prick pitting on top front edge and sharp edge wear with some fine scratches on right side; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with usual light nicks, dings & scratches and a long narrow bruise on forearm with several small nicks on right side and overall retains 92-94% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44340 JR6 (2,500-4,000)

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1081

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 47410. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button mag, Lyman ivory bead front sight, no rear sight, and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Sept 21, 1898 and shipped the same day to order number 4791. Presumably it had a rear sight when it left the factory. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with a couple small nicks and it’s missing rear sight. Forend cap retains 97-98% glossy orig blue. Receiver retains 96-98% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, some slight thinning on bottom and one area of light surface rust. Lever and hammer retains strong, bright case colors, lightly faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with a few minor handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its strong orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-44389 JR63 (3,000-5,000)

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1082

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 1053231. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade rifle with scarce 20″ oct bbl, full mag, standard front sight with screw and patent dated semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl markings are of the very late style, about mid point on top left flat. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a very late and unusual small caliber brass and steel cleaning rod. Forearm is 8-3/8″ versus the standard 9-3/8″. This rifle was produced in the late 1920’s and was probably made for the movie industry firearms rental companies. It has the same dimensions and crescent buttplate with trap as those that this cataloger appraised for the Stembridge Gun Rental Company of Glendale, CA in the late 1990’s. Those rifles at Stembridge were in the same serial range and had been produced for Stembridge out of leftover parts. The Stembridge rifles had all been used hard and most had altered finishes whereas this rifle retains orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue, somewhat dulled on the mag tube. Forend cap retains 65-70% orig blue. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue with the loss areas primarily from flaking, not wear. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever dark case colors on sides, faded on the outer faces. Buttplate retains about 85% thinning orig blue. Wood is sound with a few light handling and storage nicks and scratches with one shallow gouge on buttstock and overall retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-44415 JR64 (2,000-3,000)

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1083

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE, SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE USED AS THE MODEL FOR THE ’94 CENTENNIAL RIFLE. SN 152281. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Special order deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine with tall brass bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, about 2-3X, flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “153201” (some of the numbers have been overstamped) and “XXX”. Buttstock has the assembly number “800” on the rear face under the buttplate and number “80” inside toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, with “Lyman rear, leaf and front sight”, received in warehouse Oct. 18, 1902 and shipped Oct. 21, 1902. Also accompanied by a letter on U.S. Repeating Arms Co. letterhead over the signature of B.W. Pardee, Manager Custom Shop, dated Oct. 20, 1994 expressing the company’s gratitude for the owner lending this rifle, identified by serial number, which was used as the model for the Centennial Model 94 rifle. Also accompanied by a Winchester packing slip shipping order for this rifle and by a letter inquiring about the status of the then owner’s two rifles. Additionally accompanied by a small manila tag dated “1-7-93” which states “Sent M. 94 to Bruno Pardee to use as the model for the ’94 Centennial rifle to be produced in 1994.” Also accompanied by a laminated Winchester business card of Bruno Pardee and a small laminated tag attached to the rifle by the then owners, Peter & Patty Murray which details some of the information of the loan to and use by Winchester. Additionally accompanied by a hang tag for the Winchester Model 94 Limited Edition Centennial rifle. PROVENANCE: Peter & Patty Murray Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. All the metal retains a Winchester restored finish with satin finish on the forend cap & receiver and bright case colors on lever, hammer & buttplate; receiver & bbl have Winchester “WP” proofs. Stock has a hairline by the right side of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches on buttstock with slightly heavier nicks & scratches on forearm; buttstock retains 95-96% strong piano varnish type finish and the forearm about 75% piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-44386 JR61 (1,500-2,500)

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1084

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 933726. Cal. 25-20. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl, magazine tube & bands retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear; receiver retains about 75% strong orig blue with the losses flaked, not worn, to a light patina; lever & hammer retain nearly all of their crisp orig blue and the buttplate about 60% blue. Wood is sound with only a couple of very minor surface blemishes and retains virtually all of its factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 4-44674 JR58 (2,500-4,000)

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1085

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 606391. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, button magazine, square base front sight and 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 90-92% orig blue with some thinning on bbl forward of the forearm and a few small scratches; receiver retains 88-90% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and thinning on bottom; lever & hammer retain strong bright case colors faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains 75-80% blue. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound having been lightly cleaned. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44318 JR1 (2,500-4,000)

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1086

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 118064. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full mag, German silver square base front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Left side receiver has a stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine, as found, received in warehouse August 14, 1901 and shipped two days later to order number 106825. Although this letter indicates receipt in warehouse in 1901, this carbine was actually manufactured in 1898. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl and mag tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue, bbl and bbl bands retain 96-97% bright orig blue. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and light thinning over bottom. Lever and hammer retain bright case colors, fading to silver on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains 88-90% strong orig blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches and retains about all of a lightly cleaned orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows little evidence of ever having been used. 4-44409 JR68 (3,000-5,000)

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1087

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 144549. Cal. 32 WS. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full mag, tall Lyman ivory bead front sight, missing the bead, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Left side receiver has stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse May 20, 1900 and shipped May 22, 1902 with two other arms to order number T101172. Returned and repaired in 1902 and 1912. Although the letter indicates shipment in 1900, this carbine was actually produced in 1898. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and moderate wear on bbl bands. Receiver retains 92-93% orig blue, thinning over the bottom and lightly thinned over top. Lever and hammer retain strong case colors, fading to silver on outer faces of lever. Buttplate retains 70-75% thinning orig blue. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dings and scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44412 JR66 (2,500-3,500)

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1088

*RARE LATE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1013162. Cal. 32 WS. Rare carbine with 20″ bbl, full mag, square base front sight and a rifle semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side receiver has a stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with carbine forearm and bbl band with capped pistol grip stock and carbine buttplate, without trap. Left side lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly “122184”, matching assembly number is also found on rear face of buttstock and inside the buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue and the mag tube about 90% bright orig blue with an area of touch up near muzzle end. Receiver retains about 65-70% thinning orig blue and lever and hammer blue turning brown. Buttplate retains about 60% thinning blue. Stock has a replaced piece on the grip and a couple of grain checks on right side of wrist and overall retains most of a restored finish. Forearm has a repaired crack near right tip and also retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44416 JR65 (1,000-2,000)

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1089

*LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1014271. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Late production standard grade carbine with 20″ nickel steel bbl, full mag, square base front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Stock comb, just forward of buttplate tang, is mounted with a 1-1/8″ brass oval plate marked “3 / L.E.VAN PATTEN / 1928”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig blue with faint muzzle edge and sharp edge wear with a couple of minor scratches in metal and a few light nicks in the wood. Wood is sound and retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44421 JR70 (1,000-1,500)

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1090

*PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL ’94 EASTERN CARBINE. SN 1369109. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Late carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in rear seat and a Redfield receiver sight. Receiver was factory drilled & tapped for the sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with long wood forearm & straight stock with flat checkered steel buttplate PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be new & unfired. 4-44423 (200-400)

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1091

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 408704. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full mag, square base front sight with German silver blade and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side receiver has a stud and ring. Carbine is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered gumwood stock and forearm with straight stock and carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue and receiver 92-94% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few light scratches on both sides; hammer retains moderately faded strong case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides, turned dark on outer faces; wood has a few light nicks, scratches and dings and overall retains most of a restored satin finish; mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore. 4-44418 JR161 (200-400)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1914 ULTRA HIGH GRADE DELUXE ENGRAVED WITH GOLD PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 4069. Cal. 22. Spectacular little rifle with 24″ oct bbl, ivory bead combination front sight, a Savage windage adjustable open rear sight and a Lyman locking tang sight. Mounted with spectacular circassian walnut with full checkered & carved bullet shaped round forearm and pistol grip stock with carved pearl grip cap and serrated Savage quality embossed steel buttplate. Stock has slight perch belly and has a large oval gold plate on bottom engraved “P.J. Noel”. Receiver is elaborately engraved, probably by Enoch Tue with full coverage very fine foliate arabesque patterns surrounding the large vignette of two large raised gold squirrels in a tree on left side and two raised gold partridge on right side with hills or mountains in background. Engraving extends over the exposed flats of bbl and trigger guard. The trigger, thumb safety and screws are all gold washed as are the tips of the screws that extend through the receiver. Screw heads are all engraved. P.J. Noel was a wealthy insurance agent in Bowling Green, KY, becoming the manager of the Kentucky Central Life & Accident Insurance Co. in 1903, remaining with the firm until his death in 1950 at age 75. According to the book Savage Pistols, Brower, Mr. Noel amassed a very large & extremely valuable firearms collection during his lifetime and according to an article which appeared in a 1915 issue of The Sporting Goods Dealer he had “perhaps the most valuable and expensive collection of firearms in the country”. A 1938 newspaper profile called Mr. Noel’s guns “the largest, finest and most expensive collection of firearms in the United States”. According to the referenced book the exact makeup of his collection is unknown today. The referenced book lists four spectacular engraved Savage pistols purchased by Mr. Noel in factory cases with two of the pistols being gold plated and the other two blued, all with pearl grips. Apparently, according to this book, Mr. Noel also ordered double holster rigs for his pistols from Savage for a trip to Panama in 1915. Mr. Noel also patented a holster for Savage pistols and according to the book owned “one of the most embellished and gorgeous Savage Model 1899 lever-action rifles ever produced”. Also according to the book Mr. Noel was apparently a nitpick perfectionist who eventually irritated the Savage Firearms Co. to the point that they refused to make another Monarch Grade rifle for him. In light of the foregoing it is reasonable to assume that this rifle certainly qualifies as one of the most lavishly embellished Savage 22 rifles ever produced and would qualify as a “Monarch” grade. PROVENANCE: P.J. Noel Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including buttstock & buttplate. Overall retains 99% plus crisp orig factory finish; wood is crisp & sound with only a couple of very small surface flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44842 JR391 (12,500-17,500)

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1093

*EXTREMELY RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 MONARCH GRADE DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 45264. Cal. 303 Savage. Spectacular rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and an early style Lyman combination tang sight that appears to have replaced a longer sight as there is a crease in the wood reminiscent of the longer sight. Top flat of the bbl has the 2-line Savage name & address and patent numbers forward of the rear sight. Top left flat is marked “SAVAGE HI-PRESSURE STEEL / MODEL 1899” and it has caliber marking over chamber area. Mounted with very highly figured circassian walnut with checkered and deep relief carved in patterns of grape leaves and clusters of grapes on the schnable tip forearm. Buttstock has serpentine pistol grip with crescent steel buttplate with raised side panels which, along with the grip, also has deep relief carved grape leaves, vines & clusters of grapes. All the carving is with a fine stippled background. Receiver, lever boss & buttplate tang are fabulously engraved by Enoch Tue with matching grape leaves, vines & clusters of grapes with fine stippled background which extend over the exposed flats of the bbl in the chamber area. Sides & face of the lever are engraved to match. Screws are mostly all gold washed and the SN is inlaid in flat gold. Bolt is jeweled on the side as is the cartridge cutoff and hidden part of the lever. Top of bolt is relieved and finely stippled. SN was observed on bottom of receiver, bottom flat of bbl under forearm, rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by Rae S. Clark Savage historian letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 303 with half round, half octagon bbl, circassian walnut stock with pistol grip and carved in “oak leaf design”. The receiver was engraved with “oak leaf design” also. Letter also states that there is a “note stating pistol-grip special, carbine, and checkered”. It was accepted from the factory March 21, 1904 and shipped March 3, 1911 to Harry E. Haynes (an earlier letter states that the rifle was returned March 15, 1912). The letter continues that the rifle was shipped again May 16, 1918 to H.D. Griffen (the earlier letter states that it was again returned to the factory) and “finally it was shipped, on job number 15091, June 9, 1923 to R.V. Gibson”. It is apparent from the lengthy residence in the factory that this rifle was an exposition piece which was finally sold in 1923. PROVENANCE: George R. Adams Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish with only faint sharp edge wear on the metal and a very few, very scattered light nicks & scratches; lever retains strong case colors on sides & sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate retains dark case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-44811 JR385 (40,000-60,000)

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1094

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIVAL/MONARCH GRADE DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 46434. Cal. 303 Savage. Spectacular rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman, windage adjustable, locking tang sight. Mounted with beautiful, highly figured circassian walnut with schnable tip forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock that has crescent steel buttplate. The forearm, raised side panels and grip area of the stock are wonderfully deep relief carved in flower & vine patterns with fine stippled background. Carving patterns extend down each side of buttstock. Receiver is wonderfully engraved, by Enoch Tue, with “F” style vignettes of a large whitetail buck and three does in a field scene with a tree and mountains in the background and the right side has the large vignette of a bull moose standing behind a reclining cow moose in a marsh scene with mountains in background. Bottom of receiver is engraved with the large oval vignette of a grizzly bear in a mountain scene, all surrounded by very fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background. Engraving extends over top of receiver and lever boss with sides and outer face of lever, along with the buttplate tang- engraved to match. Exposed flats of bbl are engraved about 2-1/2″ over chamber area, with the caliber marking hand engraved. Screws are all gold washed. Top of receiver has been drilled & tapped for a scope base with the holes containing plug screws. Bolt is jeweled on top & right sides. Face of buttplate is black enamel painted. SN was observed on bottom of receiver, rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock under buttplate and inside the buttplate. Accompanied by a Savage historian letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 303 Savage with half oct bbl, accepted from the Savage factory to the warehouse on Feb. 18, 1907 and shipped same day to Burhaus & Black, no address indicated. The listing also notes that this rifle was factory engraved in grade “F”, “The highest grade available at the time”. It also had pistol grip stock with special carving & gold washed screws. The letter also states that the engraving of this era, 1901 until about 1926, was done at the factory by Mr. Enoch Tue. While this rifle is listed in the records with “F” grade engraving it has Monarch grade carved wood and Rival grade engraving as depicted in the circa 1905 catalog. PROVENANCE: Mark S. Graham Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain about 98% glossy orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and some slight thinning on bottom at carry point; bolt shows light wear on jeweling; lever retains faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate tang retains strong case colors which may also be present under the black paint on the face; wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a very professional, partially restored finish only on the smooth parts of the wood. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44813 JR386 (40,000-60,000)

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*VERY RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 GRIZZLY GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 30687. Cal. 303 Savage. Spectacular rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and a short Winchester style, slightly altered semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and an early Lyman combination tang sight. Top of bbl is fully hand-matted. Mounted with outstanding burl American walnut with schnable tip forearm and spectacular custom checkering with fleur-de-lis and extensive incise carving with a ribbon pattern in the checkering. Buttstock has serpentine pistol grip with raised side panels that have relief vine carving with stippled background and a small checkered central panel. The wrist is extensively checkered with fleur-de-lis and ribbon carvings with incised carving around the raised side panels and on the fleur-de-lis. Receiver is wonderfully engraved by Enoch Tue in custom “G” grade patterns which consist of the large vignette of a bull & cow elk being chased by a pack of four hounds in the foreground with a mountain scene in the background on the left side. Right side is engraved with the large vignette of a grizzly bear in the foreground with tall vegetation and a mountain & lake scene in the background with two hunters, one of which is aiming a rifle at the bear. Bottom of receiver is engraved with the large oval vignette of a beautifully detailed bull elk. Top of receiver, behind the receiver opening is engraved with the oval vignette of a large wolf’s head. The entire remainder of the receiver, top & bottom tangs, lever boss and lever are engraved with extraordinarily well-executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Screw heads are engraved to match with foliate patterns and a rosette around the lever screw. Bbl is engraved with geometric patterns over the chamber area and has the extremely rare feature of two gold bands inlaid near the receiver. Sides of trigger are engraved to match and face of the trigger is very finely stippled. Buttplate is nickel finished over color case hardening and the tang is beautifully engraved to match with rosettes around the screw holes and an empty shield in the center of the tang. SN on bottom of receiver is inlaid in flat gold. SN was observed on receiver, rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock under buttplate and inside toe of buttplate. The rear face of the buttstock also has a 9-digit number in pen. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only light muzzle edge wear; receiver retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear; lever retains faded case colors, turning silver; buttplate retains most of its bright nickel finish; wood is sound with a very few, very scattered tiny nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its strong orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44810 JR389 (30,000-50,000)

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1096

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 F-GRADE ENGRAVED DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36030. Cal. 303 Savage. Fantastic factory engraved rifle with 26″ tapered oct bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight, no rear seat for a bbl sight and it has an early style Lyman combination tang sight. Bbl has full matting on top flat with standard Savage company name, address, patent dates & caliber marking about centered and also has the caliber marking over chamber area. Bolt is jeweled. Receiver is fantastically engraved by Enoch Tue with the large vignette of a mountain scene with two bull elk and a hound in the foreground and a hind in the background. It appears that one of the elk has been shot. Right side of receiver has the large vignette of a standing whitetail buck & a feeding doe in a field scene with hills in background. Both vignettes are surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with shaded backgrounds. Engraving extends over top of receiver with bottom of receiver matching engraved with a large empty panel in the center. The lever boss is engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured circassian walnut checkered & carved in “C” pattern. SN was observed in the usual place on the bottom of receiver. The wood has the SN “39071” on the rear face of forearm, on buttstock under the buttplate and inside buttplate. Accompanied by a letter from Savage historian Roe S. Clark identifying this rifle as a Model 1899 in caliber 303 Savage with an octagonal bbl.The letter states that this rifle was accepted from the factory April 30, 1904 and shipped Feb. 28, 1906 to “New York Sporting Goods”. It was returned to the factory for a matted bbl with no sight slot in the rear and re-shipped Oct. 4, 1907 to Warren Hardware. Mr. Clark speculates that the bbl was probably replaced at that time. It seems likely that the wood was also replaced during this period. PROVENANCE: George R. Adams Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired since being referrelled. Bbl retains 98-99% glossy orig blue with very faint sharp edge wear; receiver also retains 98-99% glossy orig blue with one small scratch on top and faint sharp edge wear; bolt shows a little wear on the jeweling; lever retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright on the sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains brilliant case colors; wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish style finish; there is a small scrape on right side panel and some minor chips in varnish on left side panel. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44815 JR382 (17,500-27,500)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 VICTOR GRADE DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 24975. Cal. 30-30. Wonderful factory engraved deluxe rifle with 26″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and an early Lyman combination tang sight. Top of bbl has the usual 2-line company name & address, patent dates and caliber forward of the rear sight and the caliber marking over the chamber area. Mounted with very highly figured, “B” style carved & checkered, marblecake English walnut stock & schnable tip forearm. Buttstock has checkered raised side panels, a serpentine grip & smooth steel buttplate. Rear face of forearm is stamped with three different SNs “24842” and “25894” and the matching number to this rifle, “24975”. Buttstock is also stamped with number “24842” and the matching number to this rifle. The buttplate is stamped only “24842”. Receiver is spectacularly engraved in “D” style by Enoch Tue with the small oval vignette of a running bull buffalo on left side and a slinking tiger in a jungle scene on right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by full coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background & edges. Bottom of receiver is not engraved while the top of the receiver ring is engraved in foliate patterns. Lever boss is engraved in triangle shaped feather patterns on each side. Accompanied by two letters from Savage historian Roe S. Clark, one dated March 15, 1988 and the other Oct. 8, 1992. Both letters contain basically the same information which identifies this rifle with fancy English walnut, shotgun butt & pistol grip with grade “B” checkering and “D” grade engraving. It was accepted from the factory June 29, 1901 and shipped July 1, 1902 to Walbridge & Co. and returned. It was then shipped on Aug. 30, 1902 to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. and returned and finally shipped to E.K. Tryon, Jr. & Co. on June 15, 1903. The 1988 letter identifies this rifle in caliber 30-30, while the 1992 letter identifies it in caliber 303 Savage. A copy of the Savage shipping records accompanies each letter but only the 1992 letter shows the caliber which is listed as 30-30. Clearly there was a mistake in the 1992 letter from Mr. Clark. PROVENANCE: George R. Adams Collection; LeRoy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains about 99% glossy orig blue with only a hint of sharp edge wear and a couple of small nicks; receiver retains about 98% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear and thinning of the bottom; bolt has a few small specks of discoloration; lever retains strong case colors on sides, faded on outer faces; buttplate retains about 95% thin orig blue; wood is sound with several nicks & scratches and a scrape on each side of buttstock and overall retains about all of its orig piano style varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44817 JR383 (15,000-20,000)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LEADER GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 35416. Cal. 303 Savage. Beautiful rifle with 26″ tapered oct bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and an early Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured American walnut with schnable tip forearm, extensively checkered with foliate patterns at the front and scalloped at the rear. Buttstock has raised checkered side panels with matching checkered & carved wrist and fine checkering over top of wrist with serpentine grip cap and crescent buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved by Enoch Tue in grade “B” patterns consisting of the small vignette of a mortally wounded bull elk on left side, a doe deer on right side and the large vignette of a squirrel in a tree on bottom. The side vignettes are surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns. Receiver ring is delicately engraved in foliate patterns with a triangle pattern back of the bolt opening and has matching patterns on each side of lever boss. The entire remainder of the receiver is very finely stippled. SN was observed on bottom of receiver, rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock under buttplate and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by two Savage historian letters which identify this rifle in caliber 303 Savage, accepted from the factory Aug. 21, 1902 and shipped Oct. 14, 1903 to “E. Tue”. There is a note in the record entry “bargain”. The earlier letter states that there is no way to know whether the engraving was done prior to or after the shipment. Mr. Clark, the historian, speculates that because of the work “bargain” in the entry it may have already been engraved. PROVENANCE: George R. Adams Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall the metal retains 98-99% strong orig finish with only faint sharp edge wear and a minor nick or two; bolt is slightly dulled and covered with old dried oil; lever retains case colors on the sides and sheltered areas with the outer faces faded to silver; wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its orig piano style varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44799 JR387 (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 VICTOR GRADE DELUXE ENGRAVED FEATHERWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 124433. Cal. 22 Savage HP. Beautiful lightweight little rifle with 20″ tapered rnd bbl, ivory bead front sight and folding rear sight with locking Lyman tang sight. Bbl has the Savage Utica address & patent dates along with “SAVAGE HI-PRESSURE STEEL / MODEL 1899” all forward of the rear sight and the caliber marking over chamber area. Mounted with highly figured, “C” style checkered English walnut with schnable tip forearm & straight stock with Savage embossed hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forearm are checkered & carved with fleur-de-lis and ribbon patterns with both coarse & fine checkering on forearm & wrist. Bottom of buttstock has a sling stud with a corresponding stalking sling mount on the bbl. Beautifully engraved by Enoch Tue in “D” grade patterns consisting of a small oval vignette of a charging bull buffalo on left side and, unusually, the small vignette of a slinking tiger in a jungle scene on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by extremely well-executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with extremely fine stippled background. Engraving extends on to the sides of the takedown ring and it has engraved foliate patterns over top of receiver. Bolt is jeweled on top & right edge. Lever boss is engraved in a triangle pattern on each side. SN was observed on bottom of receiver in the usual place, rear face of forearm, rear face of buttstock under buttplate and scratched inside of buttplate. Accompanied by a Savage historian letter which identifies this rifle, as found, in caliber 22 Hi-Power as a featherweight takedown “new style rifle” with fancy English walnut stock, “C” checkering and “D” pattern engraving. It was accepted from the factory on May 4, 1912 and shipped May 6, 1912 to Von Lengerke and Antoine, Chicago, IL. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping record for this rifle. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. The metal retains about 99% strong, glossy, orig factory blue with only faint hint of sharp edge wear and a couple of small scratches on the bbl; lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly faded on outer faces; wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and one small gouge on buttstock and overall retains about all of its orig piano style varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44821 JR384 (17,500-27,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE CUSTOM ENGRAVED FEATHERWEIGHT SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 67786. Cal. 25-35. Wonderful light rifle with 20″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A rear sight and a locking Lyman windage adjustable tang sight. Rifle is mounted with beautiful shell grain French or English walnut with tapered schnable tip forearm & straight stock with Savage embossed hard rubber buttplate. Wood is checkered extensively with raised checkered side panels on the stock. Receiver is spectacularly engraved with two crouching tigers in a bush scene on left side and a standing bull moose with reclining cow moose in a forest scene on right side. Bottom of receiver is inlaid in smooth, flat gold “a.w.c.”. The entire receiver is then very fine stippled with counterpoint fine borders. Top of receiver has a foliate spray over receiver ring and V-shaped foliate patterns at back of the ejection port. Bolt is jeweled on right side and around top edges with the center relieved with stippling. Cartridge stop is also jeweled as is the hidden part of the lever. SN was noted in usual place on bottom of receiver, rear face of forearm and on buttstock under buttplate. Accompanied by a letter from Savage historian, Roe S. Clark, which identifies this rifle as a Model 1899 in caliber 25-35, featherweight with rnd bbl, shipped Dec. 23, 1905 to “A.W. Connor”. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping record. Additionally accompanied by a copy of a letter dated April 19, 1905 to Mr. A.E. Perris of San Bernadino, CA, on letterhead stationery whose name is indecipherable. Letter states “This matter has been referred to us by Mr. A.W. Connor, Sales Manager of the Savage Arms Co., who desires us to explain the situation to you.” It appears that Mr. Perris had ordered a rifle to be called the “Perris Special” but that the company had found it not economical to produce such a model but they had made up about 30 rifles “For Your Southern Trade” at a loss just to maintain goodwill. The letter continues that “Mr. Connor also stated that they appreciated the missionary work that you did for the Savage and hoped that you would continue doing so, and in appreciation for what you had done in the past they had made up the “Perris Special” for you.” over the signature of “C.P.H.” There is the name of the company, which is nearly indecipherable, which appears to be “—- & Hamilton”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall the metal retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with faint muzzle edge wear on the bbl and very light sharp edge wear on receiver, blue is strong & bright; lever retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere; wood is sound with a very few, light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44825 (12,500-17,500)

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*FABULOUS SPECIAL ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FWT RIFLE W/GOLD INLAYS BY GOUGH. SN 133730. Cal. 22 High Power. Features a correct 20″ rapid taper bbl, orig sights include Savage marked rear sight as well as tang sight, orig carved and checkered Circassian walnut stock features a rare cheekpiece and a very unusual Savage marked buttplate with toe inletted 1/2″ into stock. Gun features bold acanthus scroll engraving, a style that has been identified as William Gough’s work of the period while engraving for A.H. Fox Gun Co. Gun also has a number of raised solid gold inlay game scene vignettes featuring bears w/cub on one side, with 3 running deer in an oval other side. Bottom of receiver features a tom turkey surrounded by bold acanthus scrolls and is signed “Eng by W.H.G.” below SN. Orig wood features similar deep relief carved acanthus scrolls on the sidepanels and diamond pattern forend checkering. On butt of pistol grip are carved the initials “W.V.S”. Factory letter indicates gun sent out 3-1-1913 to Dr. Fred C. Hulton, returned for service and again shipped 12-5-1930 to “Schiller”. A note also indicates “rec not blue” or shipped in the white for engraving purposes.This unique specimen was undoubtedly a special order request for work to be completed by special craftsmen outside the factory. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very good condition with 90% slightly thinning blue, buttstock shows minimal amount of wear with nearly all orig varnish, small hairline crack extending 1/2″ from the bottom buttplate screw.Gold inlays are slightly worn. Bright shiny bore. 4-44823 LM51 (15,000-25,000)

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*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 FEATHERWEIGHT RIFLE. SN 93853. Cal. 22 High Power. This gun features Leader pattern engraving with motif of deer on one side and stag on the other. Receiver has full matted excelsior treatment and B grade checkering. Shotgun style butt with Savage logo. Buttplate doesn’t fit very well, may have come off another Savage. Correct Savage front sight and folding Lyman tang sight. Complete with factory letter of authenticity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition.Bbl retains 90% blue, receiver retains about 75% orig blue. Wood is very good with possibly a light coat of linseed oil added to it and a repaired crack running back of the tang but is solid and sound and quite serviceable. Bore very good. 4-44826 LM64 (5,500-6,500)

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*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE CALIBER 22 HIGH POWER TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 126490. cal. 22 high power. 20″ bbl. Gun features the full excelsior matted receiver with A grade engraving and B grade checkered fancy deluxe burl stock with orig hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Orig sights. PROVENANCE: George Adams, LeRoy Merz, Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 98% bright blue, receiver 96-97% bright blue. Excellent wood with most orig lacquer finish and sharp checkering. Bright shiny bore.Vivid case colors remaining on lever. All orig inside and out. 4-44829 LM58 (8,000-11,000)

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*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 FEATHER WEIGHT RIFLE. SN 110029. Cal. 303 Savage. 20″ bbl. Entire receiver, top strap and backstrap has full excelsior treatment with A style engraving on both sides. Engraved in relief on bottom of receiver is “F.W. Plaisted”. The orig B grade wood is a very beautiful fancy grained American walnut with hard rubber composition style buttplate. The Excelsior treatment is probably one of the most attractive engraving patterns Savage used where the full receiver is matted, leaving the engraving area in relief a polished luster blue. Factory letter authenticating information. PROVENANCE: George Adams, LeRoy Merz, Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent plus condition retaining nearly all orig bright blue, orig wood is excellent plus with high gloss lacquer finish. Beautiful gun inside and out, hard to improve upon. Bright shiny bore. 4-44830 LM57 (10,000-14,000)

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1105

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 EXHIBITION RIFLE. SN 40243. Cal. 303. 26″ full rnd bbl, Beech’s front sight, Lyman 2-leaf rear sight and folding tang sight. Gun is fitted with factory installed brass chamber plug – for use in public displays. This is one of the left over frames from the 95’s that Marlin had manufactured for Savage. Featuring 7 different engraving vignettes that Marlin was known to use. The scroll work is also typical of one of Marlin’s engravers, probably Ulrich. Blue on gun is also very similar to what Marlin would have used. Savage’s factory records are blank on this SN, leaving one to presume assembled from parts and not for resale. Orig straight stock checkered deluxe wood stocks have most orig lacquer remaining and sharp checkering, what appears to be a Rampant Colt style hard rubber shotgun style buttplate, which cataloger is positive is correct and original to gun. Gun would prove to be the most elaborate Model 1895 based guns ever produced. This gun was supposedly part of the Alan Mabe collection in the 1950’s Mr. Mabe’s collection of Savage arms was the most extensive collection of its type in private hands done at that time. This very gun is listed in the magazine article discussing Savage Model 99 rifles. In this article it listed 21 special firearms from the Mabe collection. This firearm was one of the ones mentioned. PROVENANCE: Alan Mabe; Leroy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent plus condition, 98-99% bright orig Marlin style blue, wood is excellent with the exception of minor stress fracture extending back 1″ from upper tang. Bore is plugged. 4-44767 LM41 (15,000-20,000)

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1106
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: Buttplate is a replacement from a 1895 / .303 cal.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED M1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 41830. Cal. 25-35. 26″ full oct bbl. A-grade engraving on receiver. Correct Beaches folding combination front sight, of the period flip-up rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Original wood is of Circassian style walnut featuring the elaborate C-grade checkered style of checkering. Complete with composition hard rubber buttplate. Correct rear swing swivel missing part of the front swivel. Complete with Letter of Authenticity from Mr. Callahan, the Savage Historian. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, 98% vivid bbl blue remains and 95% lightly thinning receiver blue. Lever remaining 95% plus vivid case colors. Forearm has a 3″ long crack running from the swing swivel to the nose of the forearm. Very good bore. 4-44797 LM75 (4,500-5,500)

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1107
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: Receiver has been drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

*VERY UNIQUE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 EXHIBITION RIFLE. SN 38556. CAL. 303. Original 26″ half-oct bbl original Lyman front sight, savage buck horn rear sight, and folding tang sight. Factory records indicate that this gun was prepared for the St. Louis Exhibition. The gun features Rival E-grade engraving. The Savage pattern engraving features on one side three deer in a mountain scene. The opposite side features a grizzly bear and a hunter in a mountain scene. Original B-grade checkered Circassian walnut stock with steel style shotgun buttplate. In the catalogeur’s opinion the E-grade is the rarest of all the different Savage patterns. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl retains 80% original thinning blue, receiver retains 65-70% blue turning a silvery combination on the bottom. Fancy deluxe Circassian style wood is in very good condition with the exception of a crack going down from the upper tang approximately 1″ long. Overall gun is 100% guaranteed original complete with a factory letter of authenticity. Very fine little gun. Very good bore. 4-44780 LM77 (4,500-6,500)

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1108

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 100400. CAL. 303 SAVAGE. Original 24″ half oct bbl, original pistol checkered deluxe wood using a B-grade style checkering complete with a hard rubber composition buttplate. Period Marbles replacement front sight, Winchester buck horn rear sight, and correct folding tang sight as well as an extra slot in the bbl for spirit level glass bubble level. This gun features the Leader grade engraving which features one small game scene on both sides of the receiver. PROVENANCE: Allen R. Mabe Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun appears to have been refinished a long time ago, retains approximately 75% of the restored finish. Original wood in very good condition with most of the high gloss lacquer finish intact with possible some linseed oil added to it. Gun still retains a lot of eye appeal, and apparently was tapped for a scope at one time because it has four extra holes. Very good bore. 4-44777 LM84 (1,500-2,250)

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1109
Revised: 3/8/2013

The close up imae in the catalog of the left receiver is not for this gun. The close up image is of Lot 1103

*CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE 1899 DELUXE TWO BARREL SET. SN 278561. CAL. 300 and 410 shotgun. This gun features the full matted Excelsior deluxe style treatment to the receiver with A-grade style engraving, B-grade style deluxe checkered wood and correct shotgun style buttplate. Original sights. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in excellent condition with 96% rifle bbl finish, receiver retains 95% plus bright blue with excellent traces of case colors on the lever. The original 410 gauge shotgun bbl is in nearly excellent condition with nearly all original finish remaining. The correct Savage made box is nice with a few marks and scars but is nicely done, and has the correct Savage label. Original deluxe burl wood is in excellent condition with just a few very minor hunting dings or scratches. Very good bore. Excellent and all original throughout complete with factory letter of authenticity. 4-44858 LM94 (7,000-9,500)

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1110
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: This is an 1899-G Model.

*CASED SAVAGE MODEL 99 LIGHTWEIGHT TWO BARREL SET. SN 336084. Cal. 30-30 and 410. Receiver is very nicely engraved in the period of use, not believed to be factory work, with wolf on one side and hunter shooting stag on other encased in foliate scrollwork and punch dot matrix. Orig wood is checkered A grade with shotgun style buttplate. Orig sights including folding tang sight. Case appears to have been relined and looks very good with correct Savage label on the inside with orig box of Savage cartridges. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. Rifle bbl retains 75% thinning blue, receiver probably 40% thinning blue. Shotgun bbl retains 95% orig blue. Orig wood shows some minor wear but generally sound and serviceable with light mars and dings.Very good bore. 4-44861 LM65 (2,500-3,500)

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1111
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: The receiver has been drilled and tapped for a scope which has been professionally restored.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 TAKE DOWN FEATHERWEIGHT TWO BARREL SET. SN 109458. Cal. 303 Savage and 410 shotgun. This gun is engraved on bottom of receiver “W.F. Sheard”. Sheard was a frontier gunsmith that patented and manufactured Sheard sights. This gun has correct front sight with one of his 3-leaf folding express sights. Fitted as 2 bbl set and includes a shotgun bbl. Receiver features full matted Excelsior treatment with A grade checkering. Stock has been replaced and very beautifully done with heavy contrasting Circassian style walnut stock. checkering is very well done and fit is far better than orig. factory fit would have been. Complete with hard rubber shock absorbing pad. Very interesting gun. Factory records indicates this gun was shipped to W.H. Sheard,Tacoma, WA. Sheard sights are very desirable and found on early Western American made guns of the period. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. Bbl retains 50% thinning blue, receiver just has traces of blue in protected areas. Lever has been re-case colored and retains all those colors. Savage made box in generally good condition with Savage label on inside. Very good bore. 4-44862 LM62 (1,500-2,500)

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1112
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: This is an 1899-G Model.

*SAVAGE 1899 SEMI-DELUXE TAKE DOWN LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE W/CASE. SN 234976. CAL. 250/3000. 22″ lightweight brown bbl with correct sights, pistol grip A-grade checkered semi-deluxe stocks with shotgun style buttplate. Housed in a custom constructed brass bound leather trunk case with the monogram “RRR” tooled into the lid with staghorn handles. Very fine little gun in a pleasing case. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is excellent with 98 plus % bright shiny original blue as well as vivid case colors on the lever, original stock is excellent as well sharp checkering and most of the original varnish. Very good bore. Case is sound with pleasing brass patina and aged leather. 4-44863 LM93 (1,500-2,000)

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1113

*ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 48323. CAL. 303. Featuring a very rare 30″ full oct bbl. This gun is engraved with an A-style engraving and a B-style checkered stock. Original front sight, period replacement rear bbl sight, and windage adjustable tang sight. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection CONDITION: Over all bbl retains approximately 75% original blue turning a plumish coloration, receiver appears to have been refinished at one time, and retains most of that new finish, sharp engraving. Frame has been refinished, and engraving appears to be of the period and similar to A-grade style. Pistol grip checkered Circassian style walnut. Stocks are in very good condition with considerable amount of original finish and a rifle style buttplate. Good shootable bore with some darkening in the grooves. This gun has a few issues but still is very attractive and has a rare 30″ bbl. 4-44791 LM90 (1,500-2,000)

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1114

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 DELUXE SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 23691. CAL. 303 SAVAGE. Original 26″ half-oct bbl, original sights include Lyman front sight, a Winchester-style full buck horn rear sight, and a folding tang sight. This gun features the rarely encountered E-grade pattern of engraving with game scenes on both sides–a group of deer in a mountain scene on one side, and a bear and a hunter on the opposite side. Original pistol grip B-grade stock with a rifle-style buttplate. All original gun with a lot of eye appeal. The seldom encountered E-grade pattern complete with the factory letter of authenticity which doesn’t list the engraving, but guaranteed 100% to be factory engraved. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in original condition with 90% bbl blue, receiver is crisp and sharp with generally a light gray patina traces of finish. Original pistol grip deluxe stock contains considerable amount of varnish, sharp checkering, and a very minor crack along the upper tang about an inch long.Bright shiny bore. 4-44781 LM82 (4,000-5,500)

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1115

SAVAGE MODEL 1895 DELUXE ENGRAVED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4022. Cal. 303 Savage. Rare deluxe engraved 1895 with very rare color case hardened receiver. Rifle has 26″ tapered oct bbl with Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman locking tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured European walnut that has schnable tip forearm fancy carved & checkered with an arrowhead at the bottom front. Stock has raised side panels with small, very fine checkered centers and straight grip with fancy checkering and carving on the arrowhead shape, with crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved by one of the Ulrichs with the large oval vignette of a hound chasing a bull elk in a forest scene surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet border. Right side has identical border around foliate arabesque patterns, all with punch dot background. Top & bottom of receiver along with the lever boss are also engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with a beautiful shell pattern back of the bolt opening. SN was observed on bottom of receiver and rear face of buttstock. Buttplate has the number “7588” inside the toe. Forearm is unnumbered except for a tiny “3” on the rear face, however there is no doubt that this is the orig forearm for this rifle as the color & grain in the wood matches the buttstock perfectly. Accompanied by a Savage historian letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 303 Savage with oct bbl, accepted from factory Dec. 19, 1896 and shipped Dec. 23, 1896 to W.S. Stratton. Letter also notes that the records entry states “case hardened, engraved, fancy —“. A copy of the shipping record also accompanies. It appears that the portion of the entry Mr. Clark was unable to decipher states “fancy chek. exhibition”. Deluxe 1895s are rare and engraved ones even more rare with color case hardened examples extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Bob Funk Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light muzzle & sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 75% orig case colors, stronger on left side and top of receiver with brilliant colors on lever boss, moderately faded elsewhere, mostly turned silver on right side; lever retains strong case colors on sides, mostly faded elsewhere; buttplate is a silver patina; stock has a screwhole in top of the wrist, otherwise is sound with nicks, dings, scratches & rubs and a series of bruises on left side of buttstock & forearm; overall retains most of its orig piano style varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44761 JR388 (12,500-17,500)

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1116
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: Rear receiver tang has an old restored dovetail cut.

FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1895. SN 6300. CAL. 303 Savage. 22-1/2″ oct bbl, appears to have been professionally shortened to a more serviceable length. Beaches combination front sight, Savage buck horn rear sight, and folding tang sight. Original early B-grade styled checkering with rifle style buttplate. Receiver in very nicely engraved featuring a buck and a dog in a chase scene on the left-hand side, typical scroll engraving on the opposite side. This is the work of Conrad F. Ulrich, factory engraver for Marlin, the manufacturer of all 1895 rifles. PROVENANCE: George Adams Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in very nice condition retaining 75% original factory blue. The receiver is crisp and sharp with excellent trace of case color. Original walnut stocks are in very good plus condition with sharp checkering and a considerable amount of original varnish remaining. Bright shiny bore. Very attractive early Savage rifle. One of the better of the ’95 engraved that have surfaced. 4-44765 LM80 (4,000-5,500)

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1117
Revised: 3/5/2013

Please Note: This lot shall include lot 1137 also. You will buy both guns for the price of one. We have made this decision based on information just discovered. The actual original wood for Lot #1117 was switched with the original wood on Lot #1137. This was done by a previous collector. In addition to the information we received we confirmed this fact by checking the SN on the stocks. The winning bidder can then leave the guns with the switched wood or exchange stocks to correspond with the SN. So remember when bidding on Lot #1117 you will also be bidding on Lot #1137.

FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE DELUXE M1895 RIFLE. SN 4424. CAL. 303. This is one of about five or six factory engraved M1895’s that were ordered by W. S. Stratton, owner of the Cripple Creek Mine in Colorado, for himself and his friends. A very wealthy individual, in 1900 he sold part of his mining interest for $100,000,000. Original full 26″ full oct bbl, correct front sight, folding tang sight, this gun features the early style of Ulrich’s engraving featuring a buck and a dog in a chase scene in the woods, and the typical scroll engraving on the opposite side. The initials “F.C.T.” are engraved on the inside of the action rail. Correct B-grade style checkering on the stock plus rifle-style buttplate. Very unique and interesting having been purchased by one of the mining barons, one of American’s most prominent and influential individual at the time. Guaranteed all-original with factory letter of authenticity. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains just traces of blue, the balance somewhat of a blotchy appearance, but still retaining sharp corners and excellent markings. Original B-grade checkered stocks are in very good plus condition with a considerable amount of varnish remaining. Factory engraved receiver has traces of case color, the balance a silvery coloration. Very good bore. 4-44764 LM79 (6,500-7,500)

LOT 1137 DESCRIPTION: FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1895 RIFLE. SN 4309. CAL. 303. The factory records on this gun indicate that it was originally manufactured as a musket. The order was likely changed in the factory to a deluxe sporting rifle. Original 22″ full oct bbl, correct Lyman front sight, original Savage Buck horn sight, folding tang rear sight. The gun features deluxe A-grade style of engraving and checkering with a rifle-style buttplate. The engraving was done by Enoch Tue which would have been available after SN 1000 as gun has the correct M1895 breech bolt with round hole cocking indicting view hole and all other early features. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun is in good condition with 50% overall blue, deluxe stock looks great on the right-hand side with sharp checkering and a considerable amount of original varnish remaining. The left hand side of the stock has a replaced section at the wrist area measuring 4″ L and 2″ W. Bore about good. This gun has a few minor flaws, but still interesting rifle. 4-44769 LM81 (1,000-1,500)

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1118

FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE M1895 RIFLE OF ART SAVAGE. SN 4056. CAL. 303. 26″ half oct bbl. This is one of only a handful of ’95s that are lettered as being factory engraved. Records also indicate that this was a personal firearm of Art Savage, owner of the company. The 1895s were manufactured by Marlin and feature the engraving of Conrad F. Ulrich, their principal factory engraver. This gun features a pair of deer in a vignette on the left side as well as a single deer, on the opposite side. This gun features a very rare B-style checkering quite elaborately done with a shotgun style steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Felix Chardon Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in very nice condition with 60% original bbl blue, receiver has turned mostly a pleasing light gray coloration with very crisp engraving. All engraving is very crisp and clean. Original wood is in fine condition and very beautifully checkered with a typical crackle in the upper tang. Bore is very good. Guarantee all-original complete with factory letter of authenticity. 4-44762 LM78 (6,500-7,500)

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1119

*PRESENTATION SAVAGE RIFLE TO TIMOTHY L WOODRUFF, PURPORTEDLY A GIFT FROM THEN PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT. SN 31089. Cal. 303. 26″ full rnd bbl. This gun features D pattern engraving with buffalo on left side and tiger on the right side mounted with B grade checkered wood. Buttplate is nickel plated and shows evidence of some cleaning. Savage blade front sight, 2-leaf flip up rear sight and Lyman tang sight. This gun has been completely restored with what is believed to be a replaced stock and forearm. Factory presentation inscription on bottom of receiver, “Timothy L. Woodruff, 1902” as well as initials “TLW” on buttplate are completely legible. This gun was at one time part of the famous and historic Allen R. Mabe collection of Savage firearms. In the 1950s, Mabe had what was considered the finest collection of savage rifles in private hands. It included outstanding examples of all their engraving and carving styles as well as many guns which had historical relevance, some having been owned by statesmen, businessmen, and celebrities. A special article on Savage arms listed 21 of his more significant and historic pieces. This very gun was listed as number 10 and described in the presentation as “Victor Grade”, 303 savage, 26 inch barrel, ordered by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 for Timothy L. Woodruff, then Lieutenant Governor of New York state. D.engraving, B. checkering, American walnut pistol grip stock, crescent case hardened butt plate high gloss finish. SN 31089 made in 1902 retail $64.50. Also accompanying this lot are 2 factory letters, written by Rowe S. Clark, in which he states this gun as having been made conforming to the description above, being accepted from the factory on December 13, 1902 and having been shipped on this date to Reuben L. Fox. Fox was secretary of the New York Republican Party. Also accompanying this lot is a photocopy of the actual Factory Log Book listing this gun with the same information. Timothy L. Woodruff was a close personal friend of Col. Theodore Roosevelt. When Roosevelt was Governor of New York, Woodruff was his Lieutenant Governor. Woodruff was and continued to be Roosevelts very dear friend through his presidency and although we cannot find documentation confirming Mr. Mabes assertion that this was made at Roosevelts request, it is very likely that this in fact true. Included in this lot is a copy of a letter dated October 20, 1908, from the Savage Co. to Roosevelts secretary William M. Lobe Jr., it reiterates the fact that in July 1901 Vice President Roosevelt had a 303 cal big game rifle made for himself. The letter is an offer from Savage firearms to now President Roosevelt asking him to simply return his Savage rifle and they will offer to “equip it with the latest improvements so that he might use it on his upcoming African hunting trip”. The details concerning Roosevelts eventual nomination as Vice President being supported by his long time friend Woodruff, the fact that Roosevelt himself had a gun made similar to this shortly before Woodruff’s gun was made, and the fact that this was shipped to the head of the Republican Party, Ruben L. Fox in December 1902, all help to bolster and assert that Mabes representation of the gun being a gift from Roosevelt is likely true, whether it is or not, it is an outstanding Savage rifle once owned by a Political figure that was one of the best of friends of Theordore Roosevelt. PROVENANCE: Personal property of Lt. Governor Timothy L. Woodruff. Alan Mabe Estate Collection. LeRoy Merz Collection. Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very nice condition as restored. Metal surfaces are clean and sharp with excellent definition to engraving with some toning on receiver and bbl. High grade replacement wood in generally very good condition with sharp checkering. 4-44768 (12,500-17,500)

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1120

*FACTORY ENGRAVED M1899 RIFLE. SN 113149. CAL. 303 Savage. 26″ full rnd bbl. This gun features the Beaches combination front sight and a folding tang sight. Rifle featured the typical Leader engraving with a buck on one side and doe in an oval on the opposite side. This gun features special order fancy deluxe burl wood with B style check ring and a hard rubber composition buttplate. Fitted with after-market sling eyes, missing the front one. Factory letter authenticating the above mentioned features. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in outstanding condition retaining 95-96% bright vivid glossy original blue. Vivid case colors remaining on the lever.Original wood is in excellent condition as well with the exception with a repaired crack in the forearm 5″ long, 1/8″ deep. Bright shiny bore. 4-44795 LM73 (6,500-8,500)

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1121
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: This is an 1899-G Deluxe Model.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED PISTOL GRIP LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE DOWN RIFLE. SN 188325. CAL. 250/3000. 20″ round bbl. This gun features a very rare style of engraving which is referred to as Bargain grade, a very fine grape vine scroll located in the center of the receiver. Pistol checkered A-style wood with a shotgun grade buttplate. Original front sight, correct Savage rear sight, and folding Lyman tang sight. All original little gun complete with a very interesting unique pattern of engraving. There are only a few done with this pattern engraving. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in excellent condition with 98% original bright blue, original semi-deluxe wood is excellent with crisp sharp checkering. Bright shiny bore. 4-44798 LM95 (4,000-6,000)

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1122

*DELUXE PRESENTATION PISTOL GRIP MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 53760. CAL. 303. Original 22″ full round bbl. Beautiful pistol grip on checkered fancy deluxe grade stock with rifle style buttplate. Inscribed on the left side of the receiver “J.L. Snyder”. Surrounding the name is a decorative scroll very expertly applied. Very unique gun featuring a special order gold gilt buttplate, lever, trigger and screws. It’s the only gun with this treatment that this cataloger has ever encountered. Very interesting that it was not ordered with checkered wood. Truly unique special order Savage rifle complete with letter of authenticity verifying all of the above features. PROVENANCE: Felix Chardon; Leroy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in fine condition with 98% bbl blue, the receiver retains 95% bright blue, lever retains 95% gold finish as well as the trigger and buttplate has 90% gold gilt remaining. Bright shiny bore. 4-44779 LM92 (4,000-6,000)

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1123

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 24411. CAL. 303. 26″ full round bbl with original Lyman front sight, two-leaf flip up rear sight and folding tang sight. Very attractive little gun featured the Leader grade style of engraving with vignettes of deer on each side. Original B-grade checkered deluxe wood is finished with a steel shotgun style buttplate. PROVENANCE: George Adams Collection; LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 90% plus bright blue, receiver retains approximately 80% original bright blue. Lever retains vibrant case colors. Fancy burl deluxe stocks are in excellent condition with most of the original lacquer. Bright shiny bore. Very attractive original Savage rifle. 4-44783 LM87 (4,000-6,000)

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1124

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FACTORY ENGRAVED TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 115095. Cal. 38-55. 26″ full rnd bbl, orig slights include period #3 Lyman front sight, two blade folding bbl rear sight, folding Lyman rear tang sight. Gun is factory engraved in pattern that factory referred to “Bargain Grade” which consists of light scroll engraving featuring grapevine on side of receiver. Complete with rarely encounter take-down frame. Orig straight stock, fancy deluxe burl wood with sharp checkering done in class 5 pattern with rifle style buttplate. Factory letter of authenticity which does not include engraving, but guaranteed factory correct. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in superb condition with 98% vivid high gloss factory finish as well as 90% vivid case colors on lever. 75% orig blue on buttplate remains. Orig deluxe straight stock wood is in excellent condition with most orig varnish remaining, just a few very minor handling marks showing. There is a minor one inch hairline crack at the toe of the stock emanating from the bottom butt screw. Bright shiny bore. 4-44794 LM5 (2,500-4,000)

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1125

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE TAKE DOWN RIFLE. SN 111216. CAL 303 SAVAGE. Original 26″ full round bbl with a correct blade front sight, and a folding tang sight. Original pistol grip A-grade checkered deluxe walnut stocks with Savage hard rubber buttplate. Take down deluxe frame. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine with 95% bright glossy on the receiver with some thinning on the bottom of the frame. Bbl appears to be refinished at one time. It does seat properly into the receiver and may be a replacement. A-grade checkered pistol grip stock is in excellent condition with most original varnish still intact.Bright shiny bore. Nice little gun with a lot of eye appeal in need of some minor gunsmithing. 4-44834 LM85 (1,000-1,500)

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1126

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 DELUXE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 25029. Cal. 303 Savage. Orig 20″ carbine style bbl with a Sheard front sight, Marbles flip up rear sight, Lyman folding tang sight. Orig fancy deluxe burl wood with B style checkering and carbine style buttplate. Features of the period engraving are done quite tastefully but believed not to be factory work, consisting of large scroll and punch dot background. Bbl Complete with orig saddle ring. Factory letter authenticating information except engraving. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. Retains 90% bright blue, receiver retains traces of blue in protected areas, balance turning nickel in coloration. Deluxe wood in excellent condition with sharp checkering and most orig lacquer finish with very minor crack coming back from upper tang about 1″ long. Good traces of case color on lever. Very good bore. 4-44839 LM60 (1,500-2,500)

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1127

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 DELUXE CHECKERED PRESENTATION LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15684. CAL. 30-30. Original 26″ tapered oct bbl, correct blade front sight as well as original Savage rear sight. Gun features the A-grade style straight stock checkered with a rifle buttplate. Factory letter of authenticity which states the gun is fancy and something of a unique nature has been done per order, likely the inscription “Wm C. Crum” encased in scrollwork on the left receiver. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Gun retains 90% toning original bbl blue, the receiver, lever and buttplate have been professionally refinished and retains all of the vivid blue and case colors on the lever and buttplate. Stocks are in very fine condition with sharp checkering and with most of the cracked lacquer finish remaining with a light coating of linseed oil. Bright shiny bore. 4-44784 LM91 (1,000-2,000)

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1128
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: This is a Rare 1899 – E G Model featuring “Spiegel” roll engraving, not an 1899-K Model.

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 K-GRADE RIFLE. SN 392479. CAL. 303. With correct 20″ round bbl. Original sights including Lyman tang sight, original checkered pistol grip, plain walnut stock with a shotgun style buttplate. All original complete with K-grade engraving. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition . 95% original bbl blue, 85-90% original receiver blue. Bright shiny bore. 4-44789 LM88 (1,500-2,500)

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1129

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 97259. Cal. 32-40. Correct 20″ bbl, orig folding carbine rear sight and silver blade front sight, orig carbine style wood complete with correct buttplate. Complete with orig saddle ring. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent condition retaining 95% bright bbl blue, 90% bright sparkling receiver blue, very good case colors on lever. Orig wood may have had a very light coat of linseed oil at one time but not considered sanded or undersized. Bright shiny bore. Looks great. 4-44841 LM61 (2,000-3,000)

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1130

*FACTORY ENGRAVED M1899 SPECIAL ORDER SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 31080. CAL. 303 SAVAGE. Featuring a 28″ full oct rapid tapered bbl. Original blade front sight and correct Savage buck horn rear sight. This gun is engraved in factory A-pattern as well as the pistol grip stock is A-pattern with a rifle-style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very good condition with 85-90% original blue. Good traces of case color on lever. Original stock is slightly undersized in wrist area, and also has a very minor crack going back from lower tang as does forearm going from retaining screw up to the bbl.Very good bore. 4-44785 LM (3,000-5,000)

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1131

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE W/30″ BBL. SN 26568. CAL. 30-30. An extremely scarce 30″ half oct bbl. Original sights appear to be a Marbles ivory bead globe front sight, a King’s patented semi-globe rear sight with a correct Lyman tang sight. Engraved on the side of the receiver “W. C. Bristol”. Original plain grade walnut stocks complete with a rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in fine condition with 95% bbl blue, 85% original receiver blue, vivid case colors still remaining on the lever. Original wood in very good condition with most of the original varnish and a few light mars and dings. Traces of case color still remaining on buttplate. Bright shiny bore. Very scarce little gun with 30″ bbl. 4-44788 LM86 (1,500-2,500)

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1132

*RARE SAVAGE M1899 SMOOTH BORE RIFLE. SN 136950. CAL 38-55. Factory Savage records indicate this gun was originally ordered as a smooth bore shotgun in Cal 38-55 with a 28″ full rnd bbl with silver blade front sight and standard Savage rear sight. Original straight-grain walnut stock with a composition shotgun style buttplate. Guaranteed all-original complete with factory letter indicating all of the above features. PROVENANCE: George Adams; LeRoy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in generally fine condition with original front and rear sights. 85-90% original blue remaining turning to a plumish coloration. Excellent case colors on the lever. Original stocks are in very good condition with the usual light mars and dings. Bright shiny bore. It is the cataloger’s opinion that this gun would have been definitely been order by a exhibition shooter, and it is the only one I have ever heard of or encountered in the smooth bore configuration. 4-44787 LM76 (3,500-4,500)

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1133
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: Stock has a repaired break at the wrist.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 110030. CAL. 303 SAVAGE. 26″ full oct bbl. This gun features A-2 Special-style checkering as well as the A-2 engraving. Checkered straight stock semi-deluxe wood with rifle style buttplate. Complete with factory letter. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very good condition with what appears to be 75% remaining of a professionally restored finish on the metal parts as well as stock and forearm refinished quite some time ago. Very good bore. 4-44803 LM83 (1,000-1,500)

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1134

*RARE DELUXE MODEL 1899 SAVAGE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 23149. Cal. 30-30. 20″ carbine bbl with period silver blade front sight, 3-leaf express rear sight, folding tang sight. Fancy walnut stocks with B-grade checkering and correct carbine style buttplate. All orig and correct with correct saddle ring. Very rare little gun, very few deluxe saddle rings have come to light. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz Collection; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally good. Bbl retains 60-70% thinning blue, receiver 15-20% orig blue turning plum. Orig carbine wood is generally good condition with what appears to be a repair in wrist area, very near undetectable. Good bore. Seven small notches cut into lever – no doubt big game kills. 4-44836 LM59 (1,000-1,500)

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1135

*SAVAGE HIGH POWER TAKE-DOWN FEATHER WEIGHT RIFLE. SN 161835. CAL. 22. High Power. With correct 20″ tapered full round bbl, correct front sight of the period, replacement rear sight.Take-down action fitted with uncheckered straight grain walnut stocks. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall metal condition is very good with sharp markings, having been refinished quite some time ago, still retains nearly all of that finish. Refinished wood has several cracks at the lower tang and stock toe and has poorly fitting buttplate. Serviceable bore with moderate pitting. 4-44775 LM89 (500-800)

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1136

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899 TAKE DOWN FEATHERWEIGHT RIFLE. SN 126542. Cal.22 High Power. Orig extra tapered 20″ rnd bbl, orig sights. Metal surfaces have been completely and professionally restored with virtually all finish intact and vivid case colors on lever. Wood has been lightly cleaned with hard rubber buttplate. Overall gun looks very good. Should be fine shooter. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition,as restored.Very good bore. 4-44832 LM63 (750-1,000)

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1138

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MERIDEN MODEL 15 22 CALIBER RIFLE. SN 23952. Cal. 22. Engraving is very nicely executed, featuring a game scene on one side with pair of squirrels on one side and pair of rabbits on the other. 24″ full oct bbl, orig sights include folding tang sight, checkered deluxe graded wood with checkered buttplate. Very few manufactured and out of those, a small percentage actually survived. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very nice condition. Bbl and receiver retain 75% orig finish, orig wood in very nice condition with most orig varnish and sharp checkering. Some oil finish rubbed into butt. Very good bore. 4-44845 LM71 (2,000-3,000)

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1139

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 15 MERIDEN RIFLE. SN 6887. Cal. 22. 24″ oct bbl, orig sights. Orig wood is nicely checkered on grip and forearm with rifle style buttplate. Receiver very nicely engraved with pair of rabbits in oval motif on one side and pair of squirrels in oval on the other. Very rare little gun. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. Bbl retains traces of orig blue with sharp corners and excellent markings. Receiver retains 30-40% bright blue. Wood has extra coat of lacquer at one time but unsanded and full dimensions. Bore about good. 4-44851 LM66 (1,000-1,500)

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1140

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MERIDEN MODEL 15 22 CALIBER RIFLE. SN 8133. Cal. 22. With orig sights, orig checkered deluxe grade stock and rifle butt. Gun features very nicely executed game scenes on both side of frame. Very attractive little gun. PROVENANCE: LeRoy Merz; Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. All metal clean and sharp with excellent marking, mostly a light gray patina color. Sharp checkering and excellent wood. Bore about good. 4-44853 LM72 (1,000-1,250)

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1141

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 15 MERIDEN RIFLE. SN 12188. Cal. 22. 24″ full oct bbl, nicely engraved receiver with game scenes on both sides. Fancy deluxe checkered walnut stocks with rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bbl turned mostly a plum brown patina with what appears to be some vise marks on sides of bbl near breech. Receiver has traces of blue, mostly plum brown patina color. Orig fancy gloss wood has scratches on it but mostly sound with no splits or cracks. Bore about good. 4-44852 LM67 (500-800)

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1142
Revised: 3/5/2013

Please Note: There is a typographical error in the title. This is not a Model 14, it is a Model 1903.

*SAVAGE MODEL 1903 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 136213. Cal. 22. 24″ full oct bbl with orig sights, rounded pistol grip wood with rifle style buttplate, Gun manufactured for about 10 yrs and only about 3,000 units, making it a very rare gun. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent plus, featuring nearly all orig varnish as well as 98% plus bright shiny orig blue. Seldom found in any condition and this one is extremely sharp. Bright shiny bore.Excellent inside and out and all orig. 4-44850 LM69 (1,000-1,500)

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1143
Revised: 3/5/2013

Please Note: There is a typographical error in the title. This is not a Model 14, it is a Model 1903.

*SAVAGE MODEL 1903 22 CALIBER PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 140414. Cal. 22. 24″ full oct bbl, orig sights, orig pistol grip stock with rifle style buttplate. All orig, complete with orig clip. Very rare gun, also. There were only about 3,000 ever manufactured. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very fine condition with 98% bright orig bbl blue, 95% orig receiver blue. Orig wood retains most orig varnish with a few mars and dings. Very good bore. 4-44855 LM70 (700-1,000)

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1144

*SAVAGE MODEL 1909 22 CALIBER PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 107933. Cal. 22. Orig 20″ full rnd bbl with orig sights. Orig walnut stock with correct shotgun style buttplate. Very rare little gun. These were troublesome and had mechanical problems and rarely survived in any condition. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in fine condition with 75-80% bright overall blue, orig wood is very good plus with most orig varnish and a few light handling marks. Excellent functioning action. Bright bore 4-44849 LM68 (300-500)

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1145

*SPECIAL SAVAGE 1907 ENGRAVED AUTOMATIC PISTOL. SN 226557. Cal. 32 ACP. Standard configuration. This gun features class C, referred to as Special, engraving attributed to William Gough. Engraving consists of flowing acanthus scroll work covering approx. 75-80% of pistol with initials “BAD” monogrammed on backstrap. Fitted with Mother of Pearl grips with Savage Indian logo fitted with external hammer. Accompanied by a 1996 dated Savage historian’s letter for this pistol which does not list grade and style of engraving but does indicate a work order(#232-1) which is likely for the special treatment grips and engraving by Gough. During this period it is not uncommon to find factory records for special order guns that are less than comprehensive. Regardless, a lovely and unique M1907. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is near excellent with 95% orig blue with some very minor flaking front of bbl. Mechanics are excellent. 4-44743 LM55 (3,000-5,000)

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1146

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 231851. Cal. 357 Mag. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ custom bbl with thick Partridge type front sight and cal marking on left side. Barrel address has been engraved over. Top strap sight groove has been widened to accommodate the custom front sight. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Frame has been altered by having the firing pin hole plugged with a frame mounted, spring loaded firing pin and the hammer face altered to accommodate this modification. Revolver is nicely custom engraved with about 75% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and a raised gold longhorn steer head on each side of frame. Each side of bbl boss and ejector boss are engraved in flower blossoms with foliate arabesque patterns on top strap and top of bbl. Top gullet of ejector housing is engraved in feather patterns. Back strap has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Cyl is nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and a wide band of feather patterns around the rear edge. Cyl is custom made with rebated chambers. Right front web of trigger guard has what is probably the engraver’s initials “RD”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom nickel finish, probably unfired since engraving; hammer retains strong case colors; grips are sound with fine age lines and retain a mellow ivory patina; right grip has a plugged hole; mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 4-44720 (2,000-3,000)

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1147

EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON MODEL 1888 NEW MODEL POCKET ARMY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 460. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 5-3/4″ bbl, re-attached or replaced German silver front sight and 1-line right hand “E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION. N.Y. U.S.A.” address. It has the usual 6-shot fluted cyl with loading gate in right recoil shield. The ejector housing is scalloped like the successor Model 1890. For many years this model remained unidentified until an obscure 1889 Hartley & Graham catalog was discovered which advertised these revolvers. It is speculated that fewer than 1,000 were produced in the period 1888-1889 as a transition between the Model 1875 and the Model 1890. They apparently were manufactured using modified left over Model 1875 parts when Hartley & Graham purchased Remington and were marketed, according to the referenced catalog, as the “New Model Pocket Army”. The catalog advertises a 5-1/2″ bbl, but according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms many are found with a 5-3/4″ bbl as found here. Referenced publication also states that most are found with a lanyard loop in the buttstrap and marked with the caliber, neither of which are present on this revolver. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips that, although no numbers are visible, appear to fit very well and are probably orig to this revolver. An assembly number “37” is found on front of frame, bottom of bbl and top of ejector housing. Accompanied by a fine, red velvet, lined custom oak casing recessed in the bottom for the revolver with a diagonal divider and a cartridge block with holes for 16 cartridges and which contains 9-rds. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains most of an old re-nickeled finish showing heavy muzzle edge wear with some fine pitting on the frame; hammer spring is a modern replacement; grips have chipped toes and show very heavy wear and retain an old refinish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered fine pitting. Case is extremely fine. 4-44868 (2,000-3,000)

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1148

NATIONAL SECURITY “MAGNUM 50” FIREPROOF GUN SAFE. Earlier version of the Magnum fireproof gun safe.Door is 1.5″ thick with 13 locking bolts and rated for 2.5 hours of fireproofing at 131,000 BTUs. Gray fabric 4-in-1 Flex Interior for storage of up to 39 long guns and adjustable shelving. Gloss black enamel exterior features gold 3-spoke handle and key-lock dial tumbler hardware with gold pin striping. SIZE: 72.5″ x 42″ x 30.5″ PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very Good. Exterior has numerous rubs and scrapes on sides and back from moving. Door graphics are excellent and intact. Interior fabric has pulled away from the walls near the top of the safe which could be easily reattached with adhesive.Mechanics are smooth. Tumbler works well. 4-44898 JWD103 (1,500-2,500)

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1149

MASSIVE PENTAGON “GENERAL” FIRE PROOF SAFE. The Pentagon “General” is the largest gun safe in the USA. The Overall body thickness is 1 1/2″ with 10 Gauge steel. The Overall door thickness is 4″ with a 1/2″ Comp front and seven active locking bolts. An additional 1/2″ thick steel hardplate protects the “vital cut areas” in the door where the lock, relockers and main locking bar are located. Features 2300 Degree ceramic insulation and 2″ Z-Step door gaskets. Black enamel exterior features silver hardware and electronic tumbler.56+ long gun interior with top shelf. SIZE: 72″ x 60″ x 26″ PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very Good. Exterior has numerous rubs and scrapes on sides and back from moving. Door graphics are excellent and intact. Interior fabric is lightly soiled. Mechanics are smooth. Electronic tumbler works well. 4-44899 JWD104 (1,500-2,500)

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1150

FT.KNOX GUARDIAN MODEL 7251 FIREPROOF SAFE. SN 103358. The Guardian model continues to be Fort Knox’s most popular safe. Certified 1680ºF/90 minute fire protection. 1 3/4? Reinforced fire door. 10 gauge steel, Uni-body construction (1-1/2? total body thickness). Up to 20-1½” diameter active door locking bolts, strategically placed at sides, top and bottom of door.Patented Star Corner Bolts.Silver enamel exterior features Ft.Knox graphics and pinstripes with nickel 5-spoke handle and electronic tumbler.Carpeted 68 long gun interior has two top accessory shelves. SIZE: 72.5″x 51″x 27″ PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Exterior has a few minor rubs and scrapes on sides and back from moving. Door graphics are excellent and intact. Interior carpet is clean.Mechanics are smooth. Electronic tumbler works well. 4-44900 JWD105 (2,000-3,000)

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1151

LOT OF THREE WOODEN GUN SHOW DISPLAY STANDS AND ANTIQUE GLASS COUNTER TOP CASE. Lot consists of three heavy duty portable wooden table top gun racks for six long guns each along with a 48″x16″ frontal compartment for each with plexiglas top. Each stand is sectional and numbered for proper assembly and fits neatly on a six foot long table. Antique oak table top display case has glass panel top, front and sides with hinged solid rear access panels. Consignor’s notes state that this case originated from the old Onyx General Store in the Whiskey Flats region of Kern Vally, CA (1861-1988). It is said that this case was once used as a handgun display in the mercantile during the 19th and 20th centuries. SIZE: Stands: 48″ x 42″ x 40″ w/o accessory box. Case: 60″ x 23″ x 12.5″. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection CONDITION: Generally very good and serviceable. 4-44901 JWD105 (500-1,000)

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1152

TWO BOXES 44 RF HENRY AMMUNITION AND SIX EMPTY BOXES FOR 44 RF HENRY AMMUNITION. 1) U.S. Cartridge Co 50 rd square corner box with faded blue label and band, plastic wrapped, appears to be full. 2) UMC 50 rd round corner box with green label and band, plastic wrapped, appears to be full. 3) Two empty boxes with green labels and green bands. 4) One Winchester box with dark green label and green band. 5) One Winchester “LESMOK” over-label, green label and orange band with “WRACO” logo on one end. 6) One Winchester “MODEL 1866” box with green label and band and red and white over-label “SHOT CARTRIDGES 7”. There appears to be two top labels on this box. 7) Winchester box with green label and wrap-around orange end labels with large red “W”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) About good, appears to be sealed with moderate to heavy fading on top and slight losses to the side wrap. 2) Open with moderate to heavy soil, top label intact, side label about 70% intact. 3) Box A – label lightly faded and soiled with one side sealed, missing about 10% of band. Box B – moderately to heavily faded with moderate soil, light wear on top label, missing 5-10% of the band. 4) Heavy wear on top label with moderate soil, missing about 20% of band and one in-flap from lid. 5) Top label heavily soiled but completely legible with light wear, 4 broken corners on lid, missing about 10% of its band. 6) Top label is missing a 1/2″ x 1/2″ piece with a break in the center with moderate to heavy fading and moderate soil, missing about 60% of band. 7) Top label is moderately to heavily faded, showing moderate wear and minor loss in one corner, end labels each are missing about 20% with the bottom part of flaps missing, heavily yellowed and brittle. 4-44885 JR75 (3,000-4,000)

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1153

LOT OF TWO FULL BOXES WINCHESTER 50-100-450 RIFLE CARTRIDGES. 1) Rare blue label 2-pc box with yellow and black over-label on side marked “WINCHESTER SMOKELESS”. Lid has plain blue end label with a yellow and black label on the bottom of the end. 2) Green label box with blue side label on bottom front and black and white label on rear side, each end has a large red “W” and a green and black small label. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Plastic wrapped and not opened, appears to have edges and end seams broken with brown paper tape repair. One corner of bottom also broken, with a break across the top. Top and side label retain strong blue color with light to moderate soil and a couple of small chips from label. Rear white label shows moderate to heavy damage, but is mostly intact. Box is darkly yellowed. 2) One corner of the top and the adjacent end appear to be broken. Otherwise the box is reasonably intact with label showing moderate to heavy fading and soil with box yellowed. Cartridges were not checked as both boxes are sealed in plastic. 4-44885-1 JR76 (3,000-5,000)

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1154

LOT OF FIVE BOXES OF 50-110-300 WINCHESTER RIFLE AMMUNITION. 1) Two scarce blue label boxes of cartridges, one of which is marked “SMOKELESS” and the other apparently black powder as the label is marked 110 grains of powder. The other box is marked 47 grains smokeless powder. 2) Two orange label boxes, one stamped on top in green “STAYNLESS”, both have orange end labels on tops and large red “W” on ends of bottom, one of which on each box is also marked “99 5-15”. 3) Orange label box nearly identical to previous two with the bottom end labels marked “99 5-14”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Box A – black powder ctgs – crisp and clean, showing only a couple spots of light wear on label and very light soil. Box is very slightly yellowed with one small oil stain. Box B – the Smokeless powder box – label shows scattered spots of wear and some minor chips around the edges with the label mostly intact, showing light to moderate soil. End labels are fine, Smokeless label moderately to heavily faded, box has broken edges in bottom with old tape repair staining. Box is heavily yellowed with moderate soil. 2) Box 2A – Box shows one small tear on one end of lid with light soil and almost no fading. Box is moderately yellowed. Box 2B – Lid has taped repairs on both ends with some minor losses to the side and top label, top label is moderately faded, box is yellowed and moderately soiled. 3) Box has one partially opened edge on lid, otherwise appears to be intact and possibly sealed. Labels are moderately faded, box is moderately yellowed and slightly soiled. Boxes are all sealed in plastic and cartridges were not checked. 4-44885-2 JR77 (3,000-4,500)

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1155

LOT OF FIVE BOXES OF SCARCE WINCHESTER 50-110-300 RIFLE CARTRIDGES. 1) Two boxes of scarce blue label black powder cartridges. 2) Two boxes orange label smokeless cartridges. Top labels are over stamped in green “STAYNLESS” and one box is over stamped identically on the bottom side label. Both boxes have orange and black end labels with large red “W” on bottoms, one of which is marked “99 5-14” and the other is unmarked. 3) Scarce green label box with blue bottom side label. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Box 1A – Box is crisp and clean with only one small faded area on side label and light fading on top and side label. Top label shows a spot or two of light wear. Bottom side label is moderately faded. Box is crisp and clean, only lightly yellowed. Box 1B – Nearly as good as 1A with one repaired seam in lid and light fading with a small break in side label and some very light wear on top label, otherwise box is crisp and clean, only lightly yellowed. 2) Box 2A – Fine, sealed, top and side labels show light soil and wear. Box appears to be intact with a small ding in top and light soil on box body. Box 2B – Very good, sealed, top and side labels show very light soil with a small chip on side label and another on one top end label and overall light fading. Box is intact with moderate yellowing. 3) Fine plus, top and side label have a few small chips on edge center with moderate soil and only a small spot of light wear on the side. Bottom side label is lightly to moderately faded with light soil. Bottom has a broken seam on each end, otherwise box appears to be intact, moderately yellowed. All boxes are sealed in plastic and none of the cartridges were checked. 4-44885-3 JR78 (4,000-7,000)

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1156

LOT OF SIX BOXES OF WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 44 WCF CARTRIDGES; ONE BOX 44 WCF SHOT CARTRIDGES; AND SIX EMPTY BOXES. 1) One sealed box 44 Winchester shot cartridges, green top label and orange band, marked on end “SHOT CARTRIDGES / 44 WINCHESTER / NO. 8 SHOT” over a large red “W”. 2) Six full sealed boxes of 44 WCF cartridges with green labels and buff colored bands with a Model 1873 carbine on one side. 3) Six empty boxes, identical to the six full boxes. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very good to fine, box is completely intact with lightly faded and soiled top label, showing a couple spots of wear. Orange band is moderately to heavily faded. Box is heavily yellowed. 2) Boxes appear to be all identical with one showing moderate to heavy fading on top label, the other five very light fading and all six showing light wear and soil. 3) Two of the empty boxes appear to be complete with light to heavy soil and tape on one of them, and the other is missing about 15% of its band. The other four boxes are each missing an end flap, three from the top and one from the bottom. All show light to heavy wear and light to moderate soil. All boxes are sealed in plastic and the cartridges were not checked. 4-44885-4 JR79 (2,500-4,000)

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1157

LOT OF SIX FULL BOXES OF WINCHESTER & UMC 38 WCF & 44 WCF AMMUNITION. 1) Rare full box of 38 WCF shot cartridges. Green label marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 1873” with green band that has a large red “W” and other information on each end along with “NO. 8 SHOT”. 2) Full box of Winchester High Velocity Cartridges with 180 grain soft point bullets. Yellow label with yellow full wrap ends that have large red “W”. 3) Full sealed box Winchester Cartridges with 180 grain lead bullets. Green top label with full wrap red band. Top label is marked “FOR WINCHESTER RIFLES, MODELS 1873 AND 1892”. 4) Full sealed box of Winchester Cartridges with 180 grain lead bullets. Box has medium green top label marked “FOR WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLES MODELS 73 AND 92 AND OTHER ARMS”. It has full wrap orange end labels with large red “W”. One end label appears to be partially open. 5) Full rnd corner box UMC 44 WCF cartridges with 217 grain bullets. Box has pale green top label and full wrapped band. 6) Full sealed box UMC 44 WCF cartridges identical to #5. None of the ammunition was examined as all boxes are sealed in plastic. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good. Label moderately faded with light to moderate wear; bottom has one broken seam; box body is moderately yellowed. 2) Good to very good. Label is moderately faded & soiled showing light wear with water stain on one side and dark yellowed box body. 3) About fine. Top label is moderately faded with a couple of chips in the edges, showing light to moderate wear & soil; red band is extremely fine; box body is moderately yellowed. 4) Fine. Top label is lightly faded with a couple of chips in edges and showing light wear; end labels each have a small chip and are moderately faded; box body is heavily yellowed. 5) Good. Label shows moderate wear and fading with light soil; band & box bottom have light oil staining on bottom edges, is open but appears to be intact; box body is heavily yellowed. 6) Fair. Top label and box top are missing portions; label shows moderate to heavy wear & soil; band is partially open with tape; box body is heavily yellowed. 44885-5 JR80 (500-800)

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1158

LOT OF 40 BOXES OF AMMUNITION FOR THE MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE AND 8 BOXES FOR THE MODEL 1894 RIFLE. Lot consists of three boxes very rare 45-85 ctgs by Winchester; two boxes 45-60; five boxes 40-65; two boxes 40-60; one box 45-75; six boxes 45-90; seven boxes 45-70; three boxes 40-82; three boxes 38-70; four boxes 40-70; three boxes 38-56; one box 33 WCF; three boxes 38-55 WCF; one box 38-55 Ballard & Marlin; one box 25-35 short range; three boxes 30 WCF. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Most boxes are full, a few are partial. Three boxes have broken bottoms or tops and one is missing end flaps; most are in average condition showing a little wear with possibly a broken seam or two; most show soil ranging from very light, not at all to very heavy. Cartridges were not examined, but those visible are crisp & clean. 44885-6 JR81 (5,000-10,000)

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1159

LARGE LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS MOSTLY MODERN AMMUNITION. Lot consists of approx. 56 boxes of miscellaneous rifle, handgun & shotgun ammunition in calibers 45-70, 219 Zipper, 22 High Power, 38-55, 25-35, 30-30, 32-20, 32 RF, 32 Winchester SL, two boxes 44 S&W Special empty primed shells, six boxes 303 Savage, fourteen boxes 300 Savage including one orig box of Savage-made ammunition & one Winchester Bear box. Shot shells include a scarce 2-pc box of Remington UMC 12 ga. Nitro-Club with flying duck in #2 Buck; a Peters High Velocity 12 ga. with flying duck; a Remington Nitro-Express 16 ga.; a Remington Express 16 ga.; three boxes of Western Super-X 20 ga. #5 shot and an empty Western Expert box. Also included are five Winchester 12 ga. brass shot shells and a Winchester Ranger plastic hull dummy window shell. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Boxes are generally good with some soil, fading and the occasional missing end flap. Ammunition examined appears to be in fine usable condition. 44885-7 JR82 (500-1,000)

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1160

LOT OF NINETEEN BOXES MISCELLANEOUS ANTIQUE RIFLE & HANDGUN CARTRIDGES. Lot consists of one full 10-rd box UMC 40-70 Sharps Straight; partial box Winchester 41 RF Short; one full sealed box Winchester 38 RF Long; one rare American Metallic Cartridge Co. full box 38-100 RF Long; full box UMC 38 RF Long; two full boxes Winchester 44 S&W Russian with red labels; four boxes Winchester, Western & Remington/UMC 44-40 ammunition; one full sealed box Winchester 9 mm Long shot; one partial box Winchester 115 grain 32-20; one box 32-20; one box Winchester 38-40; one full box 25 Stevens RF; one partial box (4 ctgs) 32 S&W Short with revolver on label; one full box UMC 345 grain cast lead bullets; one full box 165 grain 32 caliber patched bullets. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally about good. Most boxes show light to moderate soil, a few with heavy soil, one with tape and one severely damaged. Ammunition was not examined. 44885-8 JR83 (400-700)

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1161

LARGE LOT OF PRIMARILY WINCHESTER FRONT, REAR & TANG SIGHTS IN A PARTS CABINET. Lot consists of twelve Lyman tang sights without boxes, mostly all for Models 92 & 94 rifles plus two Winchester 1873 lollipop sights and a scarce fixed staff sight with articulated head for a Model 1886; a mid-range tang sight with 4″ staff for 1876 rifle; a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight with windage with 2-1/2″ staff; a thin base mid-range vernier sight for 1876 with 3″ staff; a reproduction mid-range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff; a thin base mid-range vernier tang sight for 92/94 with 3″ staff, screws & eye cup in a rare box marked for Model ’86; a Lyman “W” in a rare 1873 sight box; a locking Lyman 2AD in a 1A box; a Lyman #1 for 1886 complete with screws & eye cup in orig box; a Lyman #1 for 94 complete with screws & papers in orig box; two Lyman 1A “DA” complete with screws & orig boxes; a Lyman 1DA in orig box with papers complete with screws; thirteen miscellaneous open rear sights including a reproduction Henry sight & miscellaneous elevators; grouping of miscellaneous front sights including six Triplex & one Triplex base; two raised Triplex sights; two carbine Triplex sights; two ivory bead hunting front sights; four ivory bead Jack front sights; a Marbles improved “tunnel” sight; eight combination front sights, some of which are reproductions; two wide base combination front sights; an ivory bead combination front sight with windage; seven German silver Rocky Mountain front sights; five half nickel front sights; one Sheard & one steel blade Rocky Mountain front sight; a tiny Stevens-type globe front sight; a Lyman 17A globe sight with inserts; a large globe front sight with removable insert; five miscellaneous sights; small grouping of Savage open rear sights; a Lyman 1A “S.A.” locking tang sight complete with screws in orig box; a Marbles S1 flexible tang sight with one screw in box; miscellaneous swivels, bbl bands, screws, drills & easy-outs. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally very fine to extremely fine, a few show light use and a couple front sights with hammer marks. 4-44880-1 JR85 (4,000-6,000)

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1162

LARGE LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS MARLIN & OTHER FIREARMS PARTS & SIGHTS. Lot consists of several hundred small parts & sights for various firearms including six orig Lyman tang sights for Marlin rifles; a Marbles M36 tang sight in its orig box; a Lyman 56MB receiver sight, in its orig box, for Marlin ’93, ’94 & ’36 rifles; a reproduction Marlin tang sight; various express & other rear sights along with approx. ten orig Marlin & Marbles semi-buckhorn rear sights. In addition there are four Marlin hard rubber buttplates; a stainless steel Ruger 22 magnum cylinder in its orig bag & box; two sets of stainless Millett rings; a Burris Browning A-Bolt scope base; a box of sight elevators; a divided box of sights, elevators & sight bases along with about ten packs of Marlin paper matches and a few Marlin razor blades. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally fine with no observed rust or corrosion. 4-44880 JR84 (400-700)

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1163

LOT OF WINCHESTER & HENRY CLEANING RODS, BULLET MOLDS AND GRIPS. Six complete 4-pc brass and iron sets of Winchester cleaning rods; slotted end and brass tip for Winchester cleaning rod; 4-pc hickory and iron Henry cleaning rod; 2 Colt style 36 cal 2 cavity iron bullet molds with sprue cutters; 1 Colt’s patent 44 cal blued steel bullet mold with sprue cutter and “H” inspector initial; 1 brass 2-cavety 31 cal Colt’s patent bullet mold with steel sprue cutter; 8 sets of ivory, pearl, bone and walnut grips for single action army revolvers, 6 of which are 1-pc; and 1 “Winchester” solid rubber red recoil pad, without plugs. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Cleaning rods are generally fine with some light pitting and one set artificially aged; Henry cleaning rod is fine; two 36 cal molds are good, one of which has been reblued; 44 cal Colt’s mold is fine with thin blue and good cavities; 31 cal brass Colt’s mold is dinged and nicked with sharp cavities; grips are generally fine, most of which are not old; recoil pad is fine. 4-44895 JR74 (1,500-2,500)

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1164

LOT OF 4 MODEL 1894 WINCHESTER LOADING TOOLS, TWO BULLET MOLDS AND ONE IDEAL TOOL. 1) Set of tool and mold for 32-40 in its orig box, complete with expander plug. 2) Set of 38-55 tools with orig box. 3) 30 WCF loading tool with rare single tool cardboard box. End label is marked for 303 Savage with over label handwritten 30/30. 4) Rare 50-110 EX tool, complete with expander plug. 5) Nickel plated Ideal combination loading tool/mold for 40-82 W.C.F. Left arm of tool is stamped “W.C. MEANS”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Tool is fine with about 90% finish, mold is extremely fine with 95-97% finish, box shows heavy taping and broken edges & corners with about 15% of top label missing, end label shows heavy insect damage. 2) Tool is very good to fine with about 60% orig finish, mold is very fine with about 88-90% finish, box is heavily yellowed and soiled with broken & taped corners and edges. 3) Tool, without expander plug, retains about 95% orig finish, box has detached end from lid, which is present inside box, and one broken end and corner on bottom. Top label is darkly yellowed with a couple of stains but mostly intact. 4) Very good to fine, tool retains about 75% orig finish. 5) Fair, overall retains about 60% nickel, mold shows heavy wear. 4-44881 JR73 (1,000-2,000)

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1165

LOT OF 10 SAVAGE ARMS CATALOGS AND TAGS. 1) Rare 1905 catalog with orig shipping envelope and stamps. 2) Catalog number 61 from 1920 or 1921, colorful purple covers with multi colored screaming Indian holding a Savage ’99 rifle. 3) 1926 price list booklet consisting of 16 pages with gray cover. 4) 1928 price list consisting of 8 pages. 5) Gray colored 6″ x 9-3/8″ single fold advertising the ’22 High Power in a orig glassine envelope. 6) 6″ x 6″ gray advertisement for the “New 15 W.G. SAVAGE Rear Sight”. 7) Buff, green and black hang tag envelope for the Model 23 AA 22, containing an instruction sheet and a parts list. 8) 1974 Savage catalog, 24 pages. 9) Two late 24 page catalogs, undated, form No. 111. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine plus, slightly yellowed but completely intact. 2) Fine, covers are intact, showing light wear, a few creases with yellowing pages. 3) Extremely fine. 4) Very good, staples rusted and missing. 5) Extremely fine. 6) Fair to good, two taped areas with several tapes on back with damage to left and top edges. 7) Very fine. 8) Very fine, crisp and clean. 9) Very fine. 4-44883 JR71 (500-1,000)

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1166

LOT OF 6 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER CATALOGS AND 1960’S TO 1980’S CATALOGS. 1) Rare 1897 Highly Finished Arms catalog, 28 pages, 8-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ horizontal booklet. 2) Catalog number 73, 1907, 177 pages. 3) Catalog number 77, 1911, 203 pages. 4) Catalog number 80, 1916, 50th Anniversary, 225 pages. 5) Catalog number 81, 1918, 215 pages. 6) Catalog number 83, 1925, 88 pages with a fold-out in the back. Included in this lot are about 27 large pamphlet style Winchester catalogs dating from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Fine, completely intact with three small holes near spine, probably for a ring binder. Covers are lightly faded and pages lightly yellowed. 2) Good to very good, cover and interior pages are intact, are yellowed but mostly intact with some minor rodent damage on the edge of the pages. 3) Good, cover has a couple of tears near bottom at the spine and some wrinkling on the bottom front edge. Cover has a couple of oil stains and coffee splatters, with yellowed pages, otherwise intact. 4) Very good, cover and pages yellowed with one small corner broken from cover and one tiny damage to bottom of spine. 5) Good, cover is slightly loose on spine with a tear at the bottom of front cover and some minor corner damage with slight loss on spine. Cover and pages are yellowed. 6) Fine to very fine, cover is intact, slightly yellowed with slightly yellowed pages. Lot of modern catalogs – mostly very fine, a couple with wear and light damage. 44883-1 JR72 (2,500-4,000)

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1167

COLLECTOR’S LOT OF SIX BOXES RARE AMMUNITION. 1) Half-split U.S. Cartridge Co. 44 Henry Flat RF. Box has blue label with black lettering and a full wrap blue band. 2) Rare 1870s Winchester 44 RF Short, half-split with green & black label & orange band. 3) Winchester square half split 25-rd box of 56-52 Spencer cartridges. Box has green & black label and green band. Band appears to have been cut open and band is missing the edge portion on one side on the lid, otherwise label & band are intact. Label shows a line drawing of a cartridge with black lettering. 4) Rare 2-pc, 42-rd, Crittenden & Tibbals box of Spencer cartridges. Box is 2-pc with brown label & black lettering marked “42 / METALLIC CARTRIDGES, / FOR THE / SPENCER & JOSLYN CARBINE, / NO. 56 NAVY AND INFANTRY SIZE.” with the manufacturer’s name & address. Box is wrapped in plastic and appears to be full containing six 7-rd sleeves. 5) Rare 1-pc box for Peters Cartridge Co. Quick Shot cartridges, caliber 32 S&W. Box is pale yellowish green with red & black lettering with a copper & lead colored cartridge on top. Included on the top is “SOLID HEAD / 10 GR POWDER – 88 GR BULLET”. The top also has a small empty shield marked “PRICE”. The end flaps each have a small circular target. One side is marked “SURE FIRE AND ACCURATE / ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO / SMITH & WESSON AND OTHER REVOLVERS”. 6) Rare “Trunk Box” by Phoenix Metallic Cartridge Co. for 32-100 extra long rimfire shot cartridges. Box is empty, 2-pc with slide-out tray, orange & black, printed in a steamer trunk pattern with writing & decoration on all visible surfaces. One side is over-stamped in gold lettering “SHOT” and the other side has a small company trade label from Troy, NY. Accompanying this box are 26 orig shot cartridges without head stamp. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good. Box is sealed in plastic and ammunition was not checked; box shows wear on all the edges, moderately faded label & band with a few chips in the band and light soil. 2) Fair. Box has a couple of split corners showing heavy fading with water staining and wear to the top label; band is moderately faded, missing small pieces, turned very dark on one end; band appears to be mostly still sealed; box is wrapped in plastic and ammunition was not checked. 3) Very good. Box is wrapped in plastic and ammunition was not checked; one edge of the lid appears to have been reattached, otherwise the box appears to be completely intact with the label & band showing light fading with moderate soil; box is yellowed. 4) Good to very good. One side of lid appears to have been reattached with another corner broken; box is yellowed with fine clear label showing wear on one corner; ammunition was not checked. 5) Very good. Box is very lightly faded on top with slight edge wear and light soil; box is sealed in plastic and appears to contain only a few cartridges which were not checked. 6) Good. Box has a repaired edge on outer sleeve with edge wear and light soil & fading. Cartridges are lightly oxidized with slightly expanded paper bullets. 4-47537 JR190 (4,000-5,000)

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1168

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 DOUBLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. SN 1612. Scarce board containing 182 cartridges plus a variety of paper and brass shot shells, grooved and paper patched bullets, percussion cap tins and primers mounted on its orig green cardboard backing with 49″ X 37-1/2″ exposed image in its orig gold gesso inside frame which is mounted in a 2-3/4″ wide, flat oak frame. Bottom center of the frame is hand painted “TENK HARDWARD CO”. Top center of the board has the “WINCHESTER” red letter logo over “REPEATING ARMS CO”. Centered on the board is the A.B. Frost vignette of two early hunters and their Winchester rifles with a dead bear. Left center of the board is a flying mallard drake and right center is a bull moose head. Back of the board has its orig paper covering with the stenciled number “1612” and the orig display instructions label. It appears that about 5 of the cartridges have been reattached and that 3 or 4 cartridges are missing their bullets. All cartridges appear to be orig board dummies. This may be the highest numbered board known. CONDITION: Very good. The backing board retains most of its orig dark green color with a few spots of touch up, not affecting the images. The red lettering is mostly faded to a pale red. The center vignette is moderately to heavily faded but still retains sharp images. Cartridges are lightly to moderately oxidized with paper patches yellowed with some flaking. Paper shot shells are dark with some wear and light damage on the window shells. Interior gold frame has a few spots of touch up otherwise is fine. Outside frame has a couple of grain checks and shows wear & light soil. Backing paper is dark and yellowed but mostly intact. 4-47096 JR375 (12,500-17,500)

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1169

WONDERFUL LATE 1880’S EARLY 1890’S UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY CARTRIDGE BOARD IN ORIGINAL FRAME. Fantastic orig board 54-1/2″ long x 42-1/4″ high, outside dimensions in its orig frame with gesso overlays that read “TRADE MARK” with “U.M.C.” in the center with decorative ends. The bottom has a matching panel embossed “THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.” Frame contains the orig untouched cartridge board mounted with 156 brass & copper case ctgs., 9 brass shot shells, 7 full length paper shot shells, 9 shot shell brass heads, 10 paper patch bullets, 10 lead bullets, 3 friction fuses and 3 bullet exploders and most importantly the 1″ Gatling cartridge. The bottom center of the board is mounted with a 9″ x 3-3/4″ wood frame box which displays the UMC produced percussion caps, primers & shot shell fiber wads (It is extremely rare to observe this box complete and intact). The cartridges are all mounted around a diamond shaped center vignette which pictures three bull elk in a mountain scene with two deer in right foreground and a roebuck and doe in the center foreground. Each cartridge is wire mounted to the board with a nomenclature description printed below. The back of the board is covered with its orig paper and two labels, one requesting that the recipient display the board in their store and the other giving directions to replace the glass. This is an extraordinary find in complete orig condition. CONDITION: About fine. Frame & the internal gold painted gesso frame are orig and complete with the outer frame showing a few nicks & scratches and a wonderful aged patina. Gold paint on the internal gesso frame has darkened to a silvery gold patina. Orig hand polished glass is intact. Cartridges are all bright & clean with the paper patch bullets still mostly white, some turned slightly yellow. The center vignette is moderately faded and there are some minor water stains around top edges of the board that extend down into the board. Rear paper covering is water stained with some light losses but generally intact and complete. 4-47067 JR359 (15,000-25,000)

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1170

RARE PRESENTATION INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 17132. Cal. 45-70. Fine deluxe rifle with scarce 24″ oct bbl, half magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl has third type markings and color case hardened receiver is later type without rebate in the bottom front. Mounted with very highly figured European walnut with early B-style checkered forearm and serpentine capped pistol grip stock and smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs, front face of buttstock, under the wood, and inside the buttplate are all matching numbered to this rifle. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with the large inscription on the left side “W. Scott Jr.” and “The Highland kicker” on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with a line border and heart decorations. Bottom & top of receiver and top tang have matching engraving. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 24″ bbl, pistol grip & half magazine, shipped July 5, 1887. According to Marlin Firearms, Brophy, of the approx. 20,000 Models 1881 produced, there were about 4,769 in caliber 45 and only 2,788 with 24″ bbls ranging over the entire production. Of those totals, extremely few were engraved and incredibly few were inscribed. Further research may provide insight into the identity of Scott and the significance of this rare rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% crisp orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear; magazine tube also retains about 98% slightly thinned orig blue; receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap retain virtually all of their orig case colors, though faded as it appears the receiver was never varnished; outer faces of lever have turned silver; buttplate has also turned silver. Loading gate retains all of its vibrant fire blue finish and is unmarked. Stock has a couple of tiny chips back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing light diamond point wear, a few nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; shows very little, if any use. 4-47775 JR901 (50,000-70,000)

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1171

RARE ENGRAVED INSCRIBED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1881 LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH SCOPE IN A SLOTTERBEK MOUNT. SN 7043. Cal. 40 (40-60). Beautiful deluxe Marlin with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Marbles Sheard front sight and rare full buckhorn rear sight. Bbl address is third type and receiver is last type without rebate in bottom front. Top flat of bbl and left side of receiver have the very rare Slotterbek (S.F. CA) scope mounts containing a 30-3/8″ unmarked Malcolm-type scope with German silver eye piece and very fine crosshairs. Rifle is mounted with highly figured, tiger-striped American walnut with early style B-checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs are matching numbered to the receiver. Front face of buttstock, under the wood, and buttplate are numbered “7150”. The case colored receiver has scarce dbl set triggers and is beautifully engraved by Conrad Ulrich with the inscription, in period script, on the left side “Clinton D. White”. Right side is engraved with the vignette of a running whitetail buck. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with simple line borders. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver with light flourishes on top tang. The bolt dust cover is engraved to match with the tiny vignette of a whitetail buck’s head. This rifle is pictured on p. 678 of Marlin Firearms, Brophy, showing its left side with rear scope mount and in another picture the front scope mount. Pp. 677 & 678 of the referenced publication discusses the Malcolm scope and the Malcolm scope catalog of 1877, which lists his telescopes for Marlin Model 1881 & 1888 rifles with the scope mounted on the left side. Of the approx. 20,000 Models 1881 rifles built in the period 1881-1892, very few were deluxe and of those extremely few were engraved. It is unknown how many were factory mounted with telescope sights but it is likely that only a handful exist today. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were only 6,261 arms made in 40 caliber. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 40-60 with 28″ bbl and “S.L.” (set trigger – lightweight). Also accompanied by a volume of material regarding Clinton L. White. He was born Sept. 1850 in Iowa and after graduating from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, in the spring of 1874 moved to Sacramento, California where for eight months he taught school in Placer County and then entered a lawyer’s office as a clerk & student. In 1877 he was licensed to practice law and for the remainder of his life was in various law office partnerships in Sacramento. He published a book on criminal law in 1879, was Secretary of the Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate, 1880-1881, and from 1881-1882 was the Deputy Attorney General for California. He served ten years in the California National Guard attaining the rank of Major. In 1908-1909 he was the Mayor of Sacramento. In 1912 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Mr. White was honored with a full page biographical sketch in the History of Sacramento County California, Reed. He died Sept. 6, 1925. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue with sharp edge wear and a thin spot on right side by the front scope mount; magazine tube retains about 80% orig blue with the balance turned plummy blue; receiver, lever & hammer retain most of their lightly to moderately faded orig case colors, turned silver on bottom edge; forend cap & buttplate have also faded to silver. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, action is filled with old grease, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. Scope retains most of its orig finish turning plum; optics have a couple of spots, otherwise are fine. Bright shiny bore. A rare and important native California rifle. 4-47776 JR900 (35,000-55,000)

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1172
Revised: 3/1/2013

Please Note: Close-up photos in the catalog are not of this gun.

FINE MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8232. Cal. 40 (40-60). Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has scarce factory dbl set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent buttplate. Left side of upper & lower tangs, under the wood, are marked with matching SNs which number is also found on front face of the buttstock, under the wood, and inside the buttplate. Top flat of bbl has third type marking and late receiver without rebate at the bottom front. The Model 1881 Marlin was the first of the large frame Marlins and also the first to chamber the more powerful cartridges. They were immediately accepted by the buying public of the era and usually saw hard service on the American frontier under continuous adverse conditions, usually with little maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 88-90% orig blue turning a little plum, more so on the magazine tube, showing muzzle end & sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue with a few scratches & nicks and some candy striping; lever & hammer retain case colors, turned dark. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish showing wear on the carry point of the forearm. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-47753 JR339 (4,000-6,000)

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1173

RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 58419. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Beautiful ’89 rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight, Lyman Model 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver is engraved in Grade 2 patterns consisting of a standing whitetail buck in a very detailed forest scene on the left side and the small vignette of a running whitetail buck on the right side, all surrounded by wonderfully executed, full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with wavelet borders. Outside face of the bolt is engraved to match with matching patterns over the top & bottom of the receiver, top tang, forend cap and about 1-3/4″ over the top three flats of the bbl. Engraving is by master engraver, Conrad F. Ulrich. Although there were 39,363 Models ’89 produced with 24″ bbls in the period 1889-1899, few were deluxe and extremely few of those were factory engraved. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate are matching numbered. Lever latch is broken and missing. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% orig blue, crisp & sharp on the bbl, turning a little plum on the magazine tube; receiver, buttplate, lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded, turned silver on outer faces of lever and bottom of receiver; forend cap retains silvered case colors. Stock has a couple of small nicks and storage & handling marks, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all of its crisp, orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-47743 JR338 (15,000-25,000)

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1174

*RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 401901. Cal. 22. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, Sheard front sight and Lyman 2-leaf folding tang sight with one damaged leaf. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with last three digits of matching SN and the top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the full matching SN. Buttplate is properly unnumbered. Receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap are beautifully engraved in pattern #5 by Conrad Ulrich with the large vignettes of a standing bull elk in a mountain scene (Monarch of the Glen) on the left side and a grizzly bear with its kill on the right side, both with very finely stippled background, all surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled or punch dot background. Right side of receiver & bolt have small engraved flower blossoms incorporated within the patterns. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, sides of lever & hammer, bottom of receiver & top tang and also about 1-3/4″ over the chamber areas of the bbl. Forend cap is engraved to match with a large foliate spray on the bottom which matches the foliate sprays on the top & bottom of the receiver. Mounted with very highly figured, burl American walnut with D-style checkered & carved forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock that has a Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Very few of these Marlin small bore rifles were so elaborately engraved as the cost of the engraving probably exceeded the orig cost of the rifle. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear and thinning over chamber area at the carry point; receiver retains strong case colors on sides, thin & faded case colors on top & bottom, turned mostly silver; lever & hammer retain case colors on the sides, faded to silver on outer faces of the lever; forend cap retains silvered case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of an amateur varnished refinish with amateur re-cut checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-47359 JR152 (6,000-10,000)

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1174A

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 140959. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, with ivory bead combination front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain American walnut, “G” style checkered with 28-lines per inch and a carved ribbon through the center of the forearm & grip. Buttstock has a serpentine grip cap and a Marlin hard rubber buttplate with intertwined company initials. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in Style 2 with the large vignette of a running bull elk & hound on left side and a standing doe on right side with light foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with various border patterns. Top & bottom of receiver, top tang, takedown ring, forend cap and exposed flats of bbl over chamber area are engraved to match. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is stamped with matching SN which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. Records letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 45-70 with 26″ half oct bbl, half magazine, takedown with pistol grip shipped May 20, 1897. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 18,000 of these scarce rifles were produced in the period 1895-1917 in seven different calibers, both standard & deluxe with various configurations. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, thin on each side of muzzle, with only sharp edge wear and a couple of nicks elsewhere with some thinning also over the chamber area at the carry point; receiver retains faded case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver; hammer retains moderately faded case colors, dark on top edge; lever retains faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches with one small bruise on forearm; buttstock retains about 60-70% orig oil finish, showing wear around the wrist; forearm retains about 40% orig oil finish with balance a hand worn patina showing heavy wear on bottom rear; checkering overall on stock & forearm shows moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some light orange peel effect. 4-45041 JR (10,000-15,000)

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1175

RARE VERY EARLY SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 90863. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with rare 30″ oct bbl, flat tipped button magazine, Marbles Jack front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of the bbl has the standard company & patent dates roll marking with the caliber marking over the chamber area. Bbl is not marked “FOR BLACK POWDER” or “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL”. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” and the top tang is unmarked. This rifle was made before the advent of smokeless powder and well before Marlin began marking the tangs of their rifles. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Left side of top tang, under the wood, has matching SN which number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. This is a very early 1893 as the serial range for Marlin lever action rifles began with #1 in the Model 1881 and continued consecutively throughout the models, including the 1893 with SN 81393, believed to be the earliest recorded for this model. See Marlin Firearms, Brophy, p. 204. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with only a few minor nicks & faint sharp edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain virtually all of their brilliant, factory case colors and most of their orig factory shellac; loading gate & screws retain about all of their brilliant fire blue. Wood is sound with a very few, scattered, very light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory varnish; shellac on the receiver shows numerous light scratches, not affecting the finish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-47576 JR196 (6,500-10,500)

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1175B

VERY RARE SMITH & WESSON NO. 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN E15. Cal. 31. Very rare pistol, the forerunner to the Henry rifle and therefore the Winchester dynasty. Patented in 1854 by Horace Smith & Daniel B. Wesson, they were only in production from about 1854-1855, with a total of only about 1,700 pistols produced in two models. Only about 1,200 of that production was in the 31 caliber. Pistol has a 4-1/8″ oct to rnd bbl that has integral magazine tube and full ribs with pinched post front sight and fixed pinched post rear sight in top flat of receiver. Mounted with 2-pc bag-shaped rosewood grips, matching numbered to this pistol. Frame & sideplates are typically engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns with foliate patterns on top side flats of the frame & sideplates, over chamber area, on back edge of hammer & back strap. SN is found on left side of butt strap, on an exposed part in the lever slot and inside the grips. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching parts. Octagonal section of the bbl has the standard markings of “CAST-STEEL” on right side flat, “PATENT / FEB 14 1854” on left side flat and “SMITH & WESSON / NORWICH, CT” on top flat. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching as noted. No orig finish remains being an overall blue/gray metal patina with scattered fine pinprick pitting and light discoloration. Grips have nicks & dings and are sound retaining most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-48123 JR336 (6,000-10,000)

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1175C

SCARCE NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 1 VOLCANIC POCKET PISTOL. SN 1967. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and pinched post front sight with fixed rear sight in the top flat of the frame. Bbl marking is in 1-line “NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEB 14, 1854”. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. SN is found on the left side of the butt strap under the wood. No additional disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide To Antique American Firearms there were only 850 of these rare pistols produced 1857-1860. The self-contained cartridge for this pistol was severely underpowered and therefore the pistol met with limited success in the buying public. The design of this pistol originated with Horace Smith & Daniel B. Wesson who produced about 1,700 pistols under their name before changing to the “Volcanic Repeating Arms Co.” in 1855. The company was purchased by Oliver Winchester in 1857. The design was later incorporated into the Model 1860 Henry rifle which then evolved into the Winchester 1866, and as they say “the rest is history”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain 20-25% purply/blue with flakes of bright blue mixed with blue/brown patina; bbl, frame & side plates retain crisp, sharp edges with the frame and side plates retaining a wonderful coffee colored patina; hammer retains dark case colors and the lever is a dark patina. Grips are sound with high point wear, a couple of small nicks and overall retain most of their strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-47824 JR295 (12,500-17,500)

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1175D

SCARCE FIRST DAY PRODUCTION NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC NO. 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 5. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, thin rnd top blade front sight and a fixed rear sight in top flat of receiver. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on the left side of buttstrap under the grip and inside of each grip. Outside of right sideplate is stamped with a small “8”. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 850 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860. This pistol, with its sgl digit SN, was obviously produced on the first day of production. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong blue in the gullets with remainder of the bbl retaining scattered blue mixed with flaked, not worn, areas that are a dark patina; bottom of magazine tube is a blue/brown patina; frame & sideplates retain strong edges with a series of small nicks and a couple of scratches on right side and overall retains a medium mustard patina having been polished a long time ago and now repatinated; hammer retains dark case colors and the lever is a blue/gray patina. Grips are sound showing moderate edge wear and overall retain about 85% orig varnish. Lever tension spring is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple of scattered spots of pitting. 4-47178 JR141 (5,000-8,000)

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1175E

SCARCE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 2445. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and full side ribs, brass pin front sight and fixed rear sight in the top flat of receiver. Top flat of bbl has crisp three line Volcanic Arms address and patent date. Mounted with smooth, varnished two piece walnut grips matching numbered to the pistol. Serial number was observed on the right side of the butt strap, under the grip, inside each grip, inside each side plate, on the lever, both links and twice on the firing pin. No additional disassembly was checked for additional matching numbers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 1200 of these rare pistols produced in the period 1855-1857 making it one of the more rare and desirable volcanic pistols. These pistols, with their self-contained cartridge had limited success with the buying public and were short lived on the market, and in 1857 became the New Haven Arms Co. In about 1860 this design morphed into the Henry rifle which was purchased by Oliver Winchester, ultimately becoming the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., and as the saying goes, the rest is history. Accompanied by a 3-page letter from renowned Winchester authority and author, George Madis, wherein he describes and authenticates this pistol. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching; bbl and mag tube retain a fine, smooth blue-brown patina with traces of strong blue in the most sheltered areas; frame and side plates show light sharp edge wear with some light dings on the front side flats and overall retain a wonderful dark mustard patina; hammer retains smoky case colors and lever a gray metal patina; grips show light battering on the bottom edges with a chipped left heel and overall retain about 90% original varnish; mechanics are fine; strong bright bore with a few small spots of pitting. 4-47616 JR205 (10,000-15,000)

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1175F

SCARCE VOLCANIC ARMS LEVER ACTION NAVY PISTOL. SN 632. Cal. 41. Fine Navy size pistol with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and brass pin front sight with fixed rear sight in top flat of the receiver. Top flat of the bbl has the 3-line Volcanic Repeating Arms Company address. Mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips that are matching numbered to this pistol inside each grip. SN was noted on the left side of the butt strap under the grip, on the lever and inside each grip. Matching SN is also found inside each sideplate, on each link and two places on the bolt. Carrier was not checked. Each side of the frame just above the trigger pin has a small casting flaw and the top edges of the sideplates have light hammer marks. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,500 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1855-1857. Very few are found today in completely orig configuration with any orig finish remaining. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching as noted above. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of light pinprick surface rust; frame & sideplates, aside from the small nicks on top edges of sideplates, show little or no damage or wear , with sharp, clean edges and all the brass retains a wonderful dark coffee colored patina. Grips have a few nicks & dings, show light wear and retain about all of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-47373 JR184 (15,000-20,000)

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1175G
Revised: 2/18/2013

Correction: There are 188 cartridges

NEARLY NEW RARE CASED VOLCANIC NO. 1 LEVER ACTION PISTOL WITH AMMUNITION. SN 1943. Cal. 31. Wonderful cased Volcanic with 3 1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and pinched post front sight with fixed rear sight in top flat of receiver.Bbl marking is in 2-lines “NEW HAVEN CONN./PATENT FEB 14, 1854”. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. SN is found on the left side of the butt strap under the wood. Accompanied by an orig red felt lined mahogany casing, compartmented in the bottom for the pistol and an orig lacquered tin of 200 No. 1 Volcanic cartridges, missing only five; also a rare wooden cleaning rod. There are two other smaller empty compartments in the case. Exterior of the cartridge box is covered in a dark lacquer without external label. Label is, correctly, inside the lid and is original. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 850 units made by New Haven Arms with 3-1/2″ bbl in the period 1857-1860). CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain approx 70% bright blue with some light flaking to blue/brown patina; bbl, frame & side plates retain very crisp, sharp edges with the frame and side plates retaining a sooth mellow patina with two small oxidation spots; hammer retains most of its vibrant case colors and the lever likewise retains most of its original bright blue finish with some light flaking. Grips are sound with only the slightest handling marks and retain all of their strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. Magazine follower spring is broken, with a portion missing, which in no way detracts from the appearance of this remarkable pistol. Case has a few grain checks in the lid and in the bottom, otherwise is sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its strong orig varnish; interior is moderately to heavily faded with light soiling and rubs at contact points. Cartridge box is excellent inside and out, label crisp and legible. A worthy addition to the most advanced collection. 4-48278 JR (30,000-50,000)

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1175H
Revised: 3/5/2013

Please Note: This is from the Collection of Ray Giles.

RARE FULL BOX OF NEW HAVEN ARMS 44-FLAT HENRY CARTRIDGES. Fine orig box with green and black label referred to as “bold 4s”, see p. 31, One Hundred Years Of WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOXES 1856-1956, Giles & Shuey. Box has typical military style scrolled borders, so named for its resemblance to Frankford Arsenal labels of the period. These boxes, produced by the New Haven Arms Co. in the 1863-1865 period, contained the original 44 RF Henry Cartridges manufactured before the company was renamed by and for Oliver Winchester and are rarely found today in any condition, especially full of original ammunition. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Box and label are completely intact with no broken corners or damaged label. Label shows several wear spots and light soil but remains whole and complete. Box body is yellowed and lightly soiled with some minor foxing on the bottom. Box is sealed in plastic and cartridges were not examined but are guaranteed full and original. 4-47762 JR288 (8,000-12,000)

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1176

RARE IRON FRAME HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 176. Cal. 44RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, very early half moon German silver front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight in the receiver dovetail. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and first type crescent steel butt plate with rnd heel & large trap containing an original 4-pc hickory cleaning rod. The SN was observed in the usual place, on the top flat of the bbl, left side of lower tang under the wood, in top tang channel of butt stock and inside butt plate tang. Butt stock appears to be a modern reproduction stained dark to resemble rosewood. All of the butt stock and butt plate screws are orig & matching numbered. The round portion of the bbl, under loading sleeve has the assembly number “102” with matching number on rear face of loading sleeve. According to a chart on pp 54 & 55 in the book The Henry Rifle, Quick, this rifle is one of the approximate 16 iron frame Henrys that also have a duplicate brass frame SN. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there are only approximately 275 iron frame Henry rifles produced in the very early production and all are numbered under 400. These most rare Henry rifles are seldom encountered in orig configuration. They usually saw extreme hard service under adverse circumstances with little or no maintenance and are almost never found with any orig finish. Accompanied by a 3-pg letter from renowned historian and author, George Madis, wherein he details most of the above information. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. The steel parts retain a mostly cleaned gray metal patina with scattered light spots of discoloration. Bbl address and numbers are all sharp and legible. Stock is sound and retains about all of it’s custom oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with sharp rifling and moderate pitting. 4-47622 JR216 (50,000-80,000)

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1177

SCARCE ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH ROSEWOOD STOCK. SN 2384. Cal. 44RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ octagon bbl that has integral magazine, second type, slightly altered German silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight with a replacement slide. It is mounted with a spectacular, uncheckered rosewood butt stock. Receiver and butt plate tang are beautifully engraved by Samuel Hoggson. Left side plate has Mr. Hoggson’s distinctive buck deer being chased by a hound in a detailed field scene. Both sides are then completed with wonderful foliate arabesque scrolls that have fine pearled or punch-dot background and then have a dbl chip border. Front side flats also have his distinctive large flower blossom. Engraving patterns extend over the top three flats of the receiver, top tang and rear edge of the receiver with matching patterns on the butt plate tang. SN is found in the usual place on the top flat of the bbl, left side of lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel of the butt stock and inside toe of the butt plate. Butt plate is early style with rounded heel and large trap containing an orig 4-pc hickory cleaning rod. Round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve, is marked with the assembly number “859” which is also found on the rear face of the loading sleeve. Stock and butt plate screws are all matching numbered. Left side of the butt stock and left side of the bbl are mounted with factory sling swivels and loop containing an orig Henry leather sling with brass buckle and stud with a hook on the bbl end. Receiver was originally silver-plated. Accompanied by a 4-pg letter from renowned Winchester historian and author, George Madis, wherein he details most of the above information. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine and loading sleeve retain a fine, smooth plummy patina, slightly thinned at the carry point on the bottom with some very fine pinprick pitting in the same area. Receiver has a couple of small dents on both front flats otherwise is fine and retains good edges, showing only light wear and overall retains 15-20% orig silver with the exposed brass a mellow medium mustard patina. Hammer retains smoky case colors and the lever a light brown patina.Butt plate retains 25% orig silver with the balance a medium mustard patina. Stock has a couple grain checks on the left side and a hairline in the toe otherwise the wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Ladder rear sight is probably an old period of use replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with good rifling and fine pitting. Sling and cleaning rod are fine. 47615 JR217 (30,000-50,000)

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1178

EXTREMELY RARE FULL NICKEL ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9389. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, late style square back German silver front sight and late style 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with very unusual deluxe, uncheckered American walnut buttstock with straight grip and late style crescent buttplate with sharp heel and trap that contains a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. SN was observed in the usual places on top flat of the bbl between receiver & rear sight, on left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. The rnd portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with assembly number “91”. The matching assembly number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. Receiver is engraved by Samuel Hoggson with a bird dog on point on left side surrounded by very well-executed foliate arabesque patterns and a dbl border. Right side of receiver is engraved with a large panel of intertwined foliate arabesque patterns which are also on the top three flats of the receiver, around rear edge and on top tang. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Left side of buttstock & left side of bbl are mounted with factory installed sling swivels. This rifle, identified by SN, is pictured full length, both sides, on pp. 174 & 175, and closeup of left side on p. 176 with credit to the Norm Vegely Collection in the book The Henry Rifle, Quick. Mr. Quick, in the referenced publication, states that plated & engraved rifles were common in the early production of this model but as the Civil War progressed “the manufacture of specially embellished and plated rifles declined. At the peak of production, during the Civil War, it has been reported that the company discouraged the placing of such special-feature orders.” This rifle would have been produced in about 1865, probably just around the end of the Civil War. It seems likely that it would have been ordered by someone of importance or as a presentation for a high ranking military officer or civilian official. Regardless, it is a most rare & unusual Henry rifle with deluxe wood. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 90% strong orig nickel with some light wear on the carry point on the bottom of the magazine and edges of the receiver. The loading sleeve shows areas of flaking to bare metal which has turned to a dark patina. Stock has a repaired chip at the top left side of the tang, at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a series of tiny gouges & scratches by the left heel and retains a wonderful hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting turning dark in the grooves. 4-47083 JR125 (75,000-125,000)

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1179

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION MARTIALLY MARKED CARBINE. SN 10861. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Most rare of the Henry model 1860’s, this carbine has 21-1/8″ octagon bbl with integral magazine, slightly altered late type German silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight with no dovetail in the top flat of the receiver. Right forward side of the frame is marked with a small “W” (Oliver F. Winchester) with corresponding “W” on the right flat of the bbl, which also is accompanied by a small “C.G.C.”(Charles G. Chapman) inspector initials. Right wrist of the butt stock is marked with a “C.G.C.” cartouche. Left side of the butt stock and left side of the bbl are mounted with factory sling swivels. Butt stock is nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and late style crescent brass butt plate with trap. Butt stock has the distinctive “Henry bump” below the sling swivel. SN is found on the top bbl flat between the receiver and rear sight, left side of the lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of butt stock and last 4 digits of matching SN inside toe of butt plate. The round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “425” and the loading sleeve marked with the assembly number “245”, apparently an assemblers mistake. Left side plate has two forged repairs, one at the front edge and the other at the top rear edge and the top tang has a forged repair through the front screw hole. Accompanied by the book The First Winchester, Parsons where on p 31 he shows a breakdown of Ordnance Department purchases of Henry rifles which shows that on Nov 7, 1865 there was a purchase of one Henry carbine for $35.00. In the following paragraph he states “the recorder mentioned three rifles and two carbines presented by Mr. Winchester”. And later shows that the Henry carbine magazine contained 11 charges. On p. 33, he states that in the strength and construction testing wherein three rounds were fired containing “65-70-75 grains of rifle powder” and the bullets were 300 grains, a severe overload. He states “on the 3rd, one cartridge in the magazine bursted (sic), escape of gas clogged the machinery and sprung open the side plates”. On p42, Mr. Parsons notes in a paragraph dated May 1863 “the next month he wrote to the acting Chief of Ordnance, who had ordered a sample of Henry’s patent carbine”. Apparently Mr. Winchester had written “we send you today by Adams & Co. Express one of the only size that we have made except to order“. Later in the letter Mr. Winchester states “should it be desired exclusive for the latter purpose (mounted infantry or for cavalry)it can be made shorter to advantage”. And the last sentence states “it can be reduced to 19-1/4″ and still carry 12 charges in the magazine without any loss of power”. The fact that Mr. Winchester had stated in this letter “except to order” implies that Henry rifles could be ordered with other than standard length bbls. Notes provided by consignor disclose records which appear in the National Archives, Record Group 156 “Ordinance (sic) purchases. 7 Nov 1865 – 1 carbine. House doc 89, 42nd Cong. 2nd Sess.,Serial 1511 page 9.” and “Board of Officers were convened on 10 March 1866 to test rifles and carbine (test lasted 52 days), Number 10861 Henry carbine barrel length 21”. Also accompanied by a 5-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author George Madis, wherein he details much of the above information and authenticates this carbine as being original. Mr. Madis states that by 1863 improvements in powder & primer compounds had improved ignition accuracy and velocity whereby the shorter barreled Henry was more feasible. He also states that in early 1864 Mr. Winchester and the New Haven Arms Co. were preparing to enter carbines in the Ordnance trials. “records are not clear as to whether two carbines or two sets of carbines were provided for the trials”. He also states that various documents have been discovered which show Winchester entered his carbines in the trials of 1864 & 1865. He further states “from the documents, especially the papers of Maj. J.G. Benton, who commanded the Ordnance trials in Washington, D.C., we see the carbine described as having a twenty-one inch barrel”. He finally states “in the trials of March 10, 1866 three rifles and two carbines are noted by the recorder of the trials”. It should be noted for the record that Charles G. Chapman was the inspector for Henry rifles 1863 – 1864. Given that this rifle was produced in 1865 there is a possible disconnect in continuity. It should also be noted that the “C.G.C.” initials on the bbl are substantially smaller than those normally found on Martially inspected Henrys and there is no inspector initial on the heel of the butt plate or correspondingly on the heel of the butt stock, although there is an “H” on the top of the butt stock at the heel just forward of the butt plate tang. It should also be noted that the assembly number on the rear face of the loading sleeve is of a smaller font and all three numbers are in one location versus the normal separation of two numbers on one side & one number on the other side. PROVENANCE: The Gunatorium (Spokane, WA); Collector in Butte, MT; E.M.(Eby) Morgan; Bill Herman, Canada; Tobey Murray; Rex Thrower; Pete Shaver. Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain traces of orig blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a mottled dark brown patina with fine rust pitting. Receiver, with the aforementioned repairs, retains good edges showing light wear and a fine dark mustard patina. Butt plate has a matching patina. Butt stock is sound with a few nicks and dings and retains strong orig finish with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. 4-47608 JR218 (75,000-125,000)

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1180

RARE TYPE-1 MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3558. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral mag tube and late-style German silver front sight with square rear edge and a 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight without slide retaining screw. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, straight-grain American walnut buttstock that has a factory sling swivel on the left side over the distinctive “Henry Bump” and a corresponding staple and ring on the left side of the bbl. Buttplate is 1st style with rounded heel and large trap containing an orig 4-pc hickory cleaning rod. The two buttplate screws have beveled heads and are matching numbered to the rifle. SN is found in the usual places on the top flat of the bbl between the frame and rear sight, left side of the lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd portion of the bbl under loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “942” with matching number on rear face of loading sleeve. Right flat of bbl, at the receiver, is stamped with the inspector initials “C.G.C.” (Charles G. Chapman) over a small “H” (B. Tyler Henry) inspector initial with a corresponding “H” on the front side of frame. Left bbl flat at frame also has a small “C” with an adjacent “H” on the receiver. Left side of the buttplate heel is also marked with a small “H” and corresponding “H” on the left heel of the wood. Right side of wrist bears the small “CGC” cartouche. Inspector initials on left side of bbl, receiver, buttplate and stock are the first encountered by this cataloger, but appear to be authentic. Accompanied by a 5-pg letter from renowned Winchester historian and author, George Madis, wherein he notes most of the above information and authenticates this rifle. The federal government purchased a total of 1,731 Henry rifles of which about 1,100 were the Type 1 series, primarily found in the 3xxx serial range mostly from orders placed in 1863. Type 2 martial Henry’s are those from orders of 1864 & 1865, in the 7xxx to 9xxx serial range. From research of the Federal archives it appears that this rifle may have been issued to the 1st DC Cavalry then recalled and late in the war issued to the 3rd Regiment of Veteran Volunteers. This unit was intended to become a regiment of “shock” troops, however, due to their late entry into the war, were used primarily for picket and guard duty protecting the Capitol and saw very limited action. As part of their enlistment, with honorable service, upon completion of their term of service, they were permitted to retain their issue arms and accoutrements. Apparently, most of these troops availed themselves of this benefit and these fine Henry rifles became hunting and home protection rifles with many of them going west during the great westward expansion of Manifest Destiny. Few of these rifles survive today and rarely with any original finish. It is rare to find a visible cartouche on the stock. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain an artificially aged patina over very fine pinprick pitting. Receiver and side plates have crisp edges and a wonderful dark mustard patina. Lever and hammer are a natural dark patina. Stock has a couple of hairlines back of top tang otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, a couple of minor grain checks near the right toe and retains a slightly enhanced hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Sling is not antique. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47612 (30,000-50,000)

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1181

SCARCE 1ST TYPE MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3869. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and a slightly modified German silver front sight with a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight without slide retainer screw. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock with straight grip. The brass buttplate is first type with rnd heel & large trap door and corresponding large recess in the stock which contains an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. The two buttplate screws are beveled head style with matching serial numbers. The receiver screws, while not numbered, are orig Henry screws. Receiver is without the rear dovetail in the top flat. Right side of receiver is inspector marked “CC” with corresponding “C.G.C.” (Charles G. Chapman) cartouche and “C” inspector initials. Buttstock has the strong outline of a cartouche on right wrist and there is a small “C” inspector initial on right heel of the buttplate with a corresponding small “C” adjacent on the buttstock. SN was observed in the usual places, on the top flat of the bbl between the receiver & rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. Round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve, is marked with assembly number “342”. The loading sleeve is unnumbered and may be a field replacement. Accompanied by four photographs of the internal SNs and inspector initials on this rifle plus copy of a page from what is probably The Gun Report magazine which displays a listing of 102 SNs of martially inspected Henry rifles, including this SN. According to the caption this is the work of Dr. William B. Sugars, III. According to the book The Henry Rifle, Quick, there were 1,731 Henry rifles procured by the Federal Government for issue to Federal units. It is well known that a majority of these rifles were issued to the Third Veteran Volunteers. This regiment was recruited from Civil War veterans with the intention of using them as “shock troops” for future engagements. However they were ordered to guard & picket duty protecting Washington, D.C. and saw very limited action. Part of their enlistment agreement was that at the expiration of their term of honorable service they would be allowed to retain their arms & equipment. Most of these troops apparently availed themselves of this bonus and carried their Henry rifles home with them after the war. This rifle falls within the Type I martial Henry grouping in the 3000 range. There were approx. 800 more Henry rifles procured in the 7000-9000 serial range. Regardless, this rifle is one of the more rare firearms issued during the Civil War. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except loading sleeve as noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain a light, artificially aged patina with a few light scratches and some very light pinprick pitting toward the front end; rotating sleeve has been aged to match; receiver has slightly worn edges with a few very light scratches on the sideplates and retains a wonderful dark mustard patina; lever & hammer are a silver/brown patina. Buttstock is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains about 75% strong orig finish; buttplate has several very fine scratches and retains a dark mustard patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with very fine pitting. 4-47343 JR127 (30,000-50,000)

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1182

RARE EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 867. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral full mag, slightly thinned 1st style, half-moon German silver front sight and orig 1,000 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut buttstock that has 1st type brass buttplate with rounded heel and large trap. Right side of buttstock has a low mounted factory sling swivel and corresponding sling staple on right side of bbl. SN is found in usual places, on top flat of bbl between receiver and rear sight, left side of lower tang under wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate tang. Stock screws and buttplate screws are all original and matching numbered to this rifle. Rnd part of bbl, under loading sleeve, is marked with assembly no. “221” which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. Buttstock has additional rare feature of perch belly stock and sharp comb. Rifle also has early style magazine follower and squared follower cut in receiver and also has 2nd dovetail in the top flat of the receiver. It additionally has small trigger pin with sharper top rear edge radius. Early Henrys usually saw very hard service throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier, generally under continued harsh circumstances with little or no maintenance and are rarely ever found with any original finish, usually showing worn edges on the receiver and damaged wood. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains strong blue in gullets and sheltered areas elsewhere with balance mostly a mottled dark brown patina and scattered spots of pitting. Receiver retains strong edges showing only light wear with a few minor nicks and scratches, and, along with the buttplate, retains a wonderful medium-dark mustard patina. Stock is sound with nicks, dings and scratches and retains most of its strong original varnish. Mechanics are crisp, sharp bright bore with light pitting. 4-47620 JR239 (30,000-50,000)

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RARE TYPE II MARTIAL MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 7854. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral mag tube, last type square back German silver front sight and last type 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and late style brass crescent buttplate with pointed heel and small trapdoor containing an orig 4-pc brass and iron cleaning rod. Left side of stock and left side of bbl contain factory sling swivels. The SN was observed in the usual places, on the top bbl flat between the receiver and rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock, and inside toe of buttplate. Top of the rnd section of bbl, under the loading sleeve, is marked with assembly number “597”. Matching assembly number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. Left side of wrist is stamped with tiny “J.T.”, one of the set of inspector initials for Type II Martial Henry’s. During the Civil War the federal government purchased a total of 1,731 Henry rifles, the majority of which were in the 3,000 serial range. It wasn’t until recent years that it was discovered that approx 800 other Henry’s were purchased on contracts in 1864-1865 and fall within the 7000 to 9000 serial range. The only martial identification is the tiny inspector initials on stock which are frequently worn away. These late Martial Henry’s are generally thought to have been issued to the 3rd Veterans Volunteers. This unit was recruited from discharged veterans to form a corps of “shock troops”, but given their late entry into the war were assigned patrol and picket duty in the protection of Washington D.C. and therefore saw very little actual combat action. As part of their enlistment bonus, these troops, with honorable service, upon discharge at their expiration of term of service, were allowed to retain their arms and accoutrements at no charge. It seems likely that all of the troops eligible to do so availed themselves of this opportunity. These fine Henry rifles were then taken home as hunting and defense weapons with many of them seeing hard service on the American Frontier during the great Westward expansion of Manifest Destiny. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl and mag tube retain traces of orig blue, being mostly a smooth, even dark plummy brown attic patina with sharp markings. Receiver shows light edge wear with a very few, very minor nicks and scratches and retains a wonderful medium mustard patina. Hammer retains silvered and case colors on side and lever is dark brown patina with a couple spots of rust. Buttstock has a few small gouges on left side and a few light nicks and scratches and retains strong orig finish with a distinct Henry bump and a dark hand worn patina. Buttplate has a matching mustard patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few, very light scattered spots of pitting. 4-47344 JR128 (35,000-60,000)

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FINE ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE. SN 9705. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, modified late-style German silver front sight and a reproduction 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with a replacement, uncheckered, highly figured, shell-grain American walnut buttstock that has late-style brass crescent buttplate with trap. SN is in usual places, on top flat of bbl between receiver and rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Round section of bbl, under loading sleeve is marked with assembly no. “527”, which number is also found on the rear face of the loading sleeve. Front sight retainer screw is a replacement. Bbl address and SN may be stamped. Receiver is engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson in his very distinctive styles having the vignette of a buck deer leaping a rail fence on left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled or punch dot background. Matching foliate arabesque patterns are also on the right side with Mr. Hoggson’s distinctive flower blossoms on the front side flats. All side panels have dbl chip borders. Matching engraving patterns extend over the top three flats of the receiver, rear edges of the frame, top tang, and buttplate tang. Receiver and buttplate were originally silver finished and now retain traces on the exterior. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and loading sleeve retain a mottled, artificially aged brown patina. Receiver retains silver in sheltered areas being mostly a fine medium mustard patina with good sharp edges. Lever and hammer retain a silver-brown patina. Stock has several grain checks and a gouge on the bottom and retains a fine oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. Rod is fine. 4-47610 (17,500-27,500)

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SCARCE HOGGSON ENGRAVED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 6345. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube, mid-style German silver front sight blade with rounded corners and a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with a straight grain, uncheckered American walnut stock with a factory sling swivel in the left side and a corresponding sling loop on left side of the bbl. Receiver is engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson in his typical pattern of a bird dog on point in a slightly more elaborate than usual field scene, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled or punch dot background. Right side of receiver has extensive coverage wonderful foliate arabesque patterns surrounded by a fine dbl border. Matching engraving patterns extend over front side flats, top three flats, around rear edge and onto the top tang. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Buttplate is late style with pointed heel & trap. SN was observed in the usual places, on the top flat of the bbl between the receiver & rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, with matching numbers in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. The round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve has the assembly number “452” with matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. It appears that this rifle had its receiver & buttplate originally silver plated but only traces of silver remain in the most sheltered areas and under the wood. Accompanied by a 1-page George Madis letter which details some of the above information and authenticates this rifle. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching. Bbl & loading sleeve retain about 75-80% strong orig blue, bright & shiny on the loading sleeve with the magazine tube retaining strong blue on the left side and a blue/brown patina on right side, with fine pinprick pitting; octagon portion of the bbl also has fine chemical spotting with very fine pinprick pitting on sharp edges; receiver is a dark mustard patina with traces of orig silver and retains sharp edges with only a couple of very minor flaws; hammer retains dark case colors showing wear on right side; lever is a brown patina; buttplate is also a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, dark moderately to heavily pitted bore with strong rifling. 4-47170 JR126 (25,000-35,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3452. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-3/16″ oct bbl that has integral mag, late style, square back German silver front sight and a reproduction 1000 yd Henry ladder rear sight. There is no dovetail in the top flat of receiver. Mounted with a reproduction, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut stock that has early brass buttplate with rnd heel & large trap containing a reproduction 4pc hickory and steel cleaning rod. Right side flat of bbl at receiver is stamped with inspector initials “C.G.C.” over an “H”. Correspondingly the adjacent right side of frame is stamped “H C”. Left heel of buttplate and adjacent on the stock are stamped with a “c”. Right side of wrist has a small “CGC” cartouche. It appears that this rifle has undergone a complete and spectacular restoration with re-rolled bbl address and re-stamped inspector initials. SN’s are also re-stamped and are found in usual place on top flat of bbl between the receiver and rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Sides of tangs, under the wood appear to have the remnants of silver plating. This rifle is in the prime serial range for Type I martial Henrys. The federal government purchased 1,731 Henry rifles of which about 1,100 were first Type, mostly in the 3,000 serial range. Most of these rifles were initially issued to the 1st D.C. Cavalry and were later recalled and re-issued to the 3rd Regiment of Veteran Volunteer Infantry. This unit was intended to have been a regiment of “shock troops”. However, with their late entry into the war, they were assigned picket and guard duty around Washington, D.C. and saw very little action. As part of their enlistment bonus, with honorable service, upon expiration of time of service they were allowed to retain their issue arms and accoutrements. It seems that most of these troops availed themselves of this bonus and retained their Henry rifles which they obviously used for hunting, home protection and frequently on the American frontier. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain a smooth chocolate brown artificially aged patina with sharp, clean edges; receiver also retains crisp sharp edges probably having been dressed and overall retains a wonderful dark mustard patina; buttplate is matching patina. Stock is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains a fine oil finish. Mechanics are fine; strong worn bore with light pitting. 4-47613 JR251 (15,000-25,000)

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SCARCE CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4608. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral mag and early style, slightly thinned, German silver, half moon front sight and a reproduction 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut, straight stock and early style crescent buttplate with round heel and large trap that contains an original 4pc brass and steel cleaning rod. Left side of stock has a factory sling swivel with a corresponding staple on the left side of the bbl. The two bevel headed buttplate screws are matching numbered to this rifle. Stock screws, although not numbered are original Henry screws. Serial number is found on the top flat of bbl between receiver and rear sight, left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is period engraved on the right side plate, in script “T: C: Woodward / Comp: F: 25th Regt Wis: Vol: / Battle Of Resaca / Battle Of Dallas”. Left side plate is engraved in matching script “Battle Of Kenesaw (sic) MT / Battle Of Decatur / Siege Of Atlanta / Battle Of Jonesboro / Siege Of Savanah (sic)”. Accompanied by a large volume of research material for Thomas Canada Woodard. Given that the engraver misspelled Kennesaw and Savannah it stands to reason that he also would have misspelled Woodard, adding a “W” to make it Woodward. The engraving certainly has all of the appearance of period work, showing wear and nicks and scratches through the engraving. Thomas Canada Woodard was born Feb, 1837 and enlisted Aug 14, 1862 for 3 years and was mustered in Sept 14, 1862 as a Private in Company F, 25th Reg Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. His unit initially was assigned duty on the northwestern frontier at New Ulm, MN until Nov, 1862, at which time they were ordered to march about 300 miles to Camp Randall, WI, arriving on Dec 13. They remained there until Feb, 1863 before traveling to Cairo, IL arriving on Feb 17. They were moved around the region from Missouri to Memphis to Louisiana until July 25 when they participated in the siege of Vicksburg. In Feb, 1864 they participated in the Meriden campaign, then removed back to Cairo, IL; to Waterloo, AL; marched to Decatur, Florence, Athens and Mooresville during March & April, 1864. In May they participated in the Battle of Resaca, GA and later in the Battle of Dallas, GA; June Battle of Kennesaw Mtn; in July Battle of Decatur, GA; July to Sept, 1864 battles and skirmishes around Atlanta and Jonesboro, GA; Dec 9 to Jan 3 skirmishes around Savannah, GA; Jan 13 to April 14, 1865 with Sherman’s Carolina’s campaign until the end of the war. The unit was mustered out June 7, 1865 and returned to Madison, WI on June 11, 1865. Mr. Woodard rose to the rank of full Sargent during his term of service in which a contracted typhoid fever. He died Nov, 1920 from complications of the typhoid fever. Also accompanied by a 3-page letter from renowned Winchester historian and author, George Madis, wherein he details most of the technical information about this rifle. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a dark chocolate brown artificially aged patina with a few very light spots of surface rust; bbl address is light but completely legible; SN appears to have been re-stamped. Receiver shows remains of having been polished bright a long time ago with most of the receiver now a medium to dark mustard patina; receiver and sideplates have moderately worn and rounded edges; lever and hammer are a brown patina. Stock has a chip by the top tang and hairlines at the end of the top and bottom tangs with usual nicks and scratches and retains a fine hand worn patina. Both buttplate screw holes in the stock are stripped. Mechanics are fine; strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-47611 (20,000-30,000)

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FINE EARLY HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 2916. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard early Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral full mag and early-style half-moon German silver front sight and a 900 yd. Henry ladder rear sight in the dovetail on the top flat of receiver. Rear seat on the bbl is empty. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and early style rnd heel buttplate with large trap. Buttstock has a slight curved belly with sharp comb and has a factory installed sling swivel on the left side with corresponding staple on left side of bbl. Buttstock also has the distinctive “Henry Bump” below the stock swivel. Follower is of later, larger type with later style cut in receiver. SN is found on top flat of bbl between receiver and rear seat, left side of lower tang under wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rnd section of bbl, under loading sleeve, is marked with assembly no. “667” which number is also found on rear face of loading sleeve. Two bevel headed buttplate screws are numbered with one having a matching no. and the other numbered “2169”, obviously an assembler who was having a bad day. The three stock screws are properly not numbered but are absolutely original Henry screws. Accompanied by a 3-pg letter from renowned Winchester historian and author, George Madis, wherein he details most of the above information and authenticates this rifle. Early Henrys such as this one are rarely found today with any original finish with most having served through the Civil War, and later on the American frontier, under harsh circumstances and conditions with little or no maintenance. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube maintain an even, very dark brown patina with fine pinprick pitting and a few scattered spots of light pitting. Left side of loading sleeve has a series of old small dents. Receiver retains good edges showing only light wear with a few minor scratches and small nicks on the left front side and left side plate. Right front flat has a series of small old dents. Stock is sound with a couple of scratches, a few nicks and dings and retains about 75% original varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with scattered pitting. 4-47614 JR240 (15,000-25,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE HERMAN LESLIE ULRICH SIGNED DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38542. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Spectacular and unusual ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight and 900 yd Henry style ladder rear sight. SN was observed on the bottom tang with last 4 digits of the matching number in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of upper tang is engraved with the initials “H.L.U.” (Herman Leslie Ulrich, 1846-1937). Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with an “S” and “XX”. Rifle is mounted with very nicely figured, center crotch, flame grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass and iron cleaning rod. Bottom of stock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. Rifle is beautifully engraved with Near Eastern style motifs consisting of a panel depicting a prone hunter shooting at a crouching tiger on the left side and a Sambar stag leaping over a log in an extremely fine detailed woodland scene on right side. Both panels are surrounded by extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns that have an extremely fine pearled or punch dot background. Front side panels are engraved in India or Moorish style motifs, also with the same fine background. Both sides are surrounded by a double chipped border. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top tang and bottom of the receiver with a small panel around the lower tang screw hole and around the SN. Both sides of the forend cap, along with the buttplate tang, are engraved to match. At one time this unusual rifle was silver plated. Herman Leslie Ulrich was a member of the famous family of engravers, the son of Conrad Ulrich. Herman, along with his more famous brothers, Conrad F. and John, were all engravers employed by Colt who later all worked for Marlin and Winchester as well as having their own enterprise. Some of the most famous and beautiful American engraving was accomplished by these brothers. According to Winchester Engraving, Wilson, Herman Leslie Ulrich is the only one of the three brothers who returned to engraving for Colt after having joined Winchester and in later years returned to Colt. According to the referenced publication, as of that writing, none of Herman’s works had been positively identified because “no signed examples are known”. Careful examination of the engraved initials on the upper tang of this rifle disclosed that they are authentic of the period and there is little or no doubt that these are the engraved initials of Herman Leslie Ulrich. This is believed to be the only known signed example of his work. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching. Bbl and mag tube show light wear with only a couple of nicks on sharp edges and overall retain a smooth, dark plummy brown attic patina with clear, legible bbl address. Receiver retains 10-15% orig silver plating with the exposed brass a dark mellow mustard patina. Buttplate and forend cap are matching patina. Stock has a small band of damage near toe, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, scratches and dings and overall retains 80-90% strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered moderate to heavy pitting. 4-47345 JR129 (50,000-90,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE HERMAN L. ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38549. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Wonderfully rare ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with special German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight missing its slide. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod and has the matching SN inside the toe. Receiver and presumably the other brass parts were all originally silver-finished. Left side of lower tang is marked “S” and “XX”. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is hand engraved “H.L.U” (Herman Leslie Ulrich, 1846-1937). Receiver is beautifully engraved in broad, sweeping, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine pearled or punch dot background. Center of each sideplate has a large open panel with scrolled edges on left side and a chimera head incorporated into the scrolls on left side. Front side flats have matching fleur-de-lis and geometric patterns with all the engraving surrounded by a fine dbl chip border. Additional patterns extend over the top & bottom of the receiver, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang. Lever is of the early style with small finger loop. Stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. This rifle is pictured, both sides, on Pg. 65 of the 1985 edition of The Winchester Book, Madis with credit to Purple Sage Guns. Until very recently there were no known signed examples of Herman Leslie Ulrich engraving. Mr. Ulrich was one of the very famous Ulrich brothers, the son of Conrad & Anna Ulrich, who were all variously employed by Colt, Winchester & Marlin as engravers. According to The Book of Winchester Engraving and Winchester Engraving, both by Wilson, “Herman’s firearms work has yet to be identified positively, because no signed examples are known”. Mr. Wilson also states that Herman is the only one of the three brothers to return to Colt after joining Winchester and later again left Colt for Winchester. Herman’s work, as seen here, has similarities to both John & Conrad’s work but is slightly more bold with a finer background. Accompanied by a 3-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, who details some of the above information and notes that the buttstock & forearm are replacements. Mr. Madis notes that this is only the third Herman Ulrich signed gun that he had seen.The Winchester Book, Madis PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain thin orig blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a mottled plummy brown patina with a few nicks, dings & scratches and some scattered fine pinprick pitting; receiver, forend cap & buttplate show moderate wear with a few nicks & scratches and retain traces of orig silver in the most sheltered areas. Lever & hammer are a light plummy brown patina. The replacement buttstock & forearm are sound with light nicks & scratches and retain most of their custom finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good rifling with fine pitting and a few spots of deeper pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47655 JR211 (30,000-50,000)

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SCARCE ENGRAVED EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37512. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl. Early style full mag, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900-yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing an original 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Forend cap and bottom of stock have factory sling swivels. SN is found on the bottom tang with matching number. in the top tang channel of the buttstock and the last 4 digits of matching SN inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved, by master engraver L.D. Nimschke in his distinctive style of flowing foliate arabesque patterns on both sides with an open counter-point panel on each sideplate. Left sideplate additionally has Mr. Nimschke’s chimera animal head and another scroll terminates in his demon bird head. Right sideplate also has this demon bird head. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top and bottom tangs with foliate and border patterns around the hammer slot. He also incorporated a matching dash & dot border around the top seam of the sideplate/receiver. Top front of receiver is engraved with a fine hunter’s star. Bottom of receiver is engraved with a large sunflower between the timing screws and also has Mr. Nimschke’s trademark flower blossom on the bottom of the carrier, which also has a dash & dot border. The dash & dot borders are also found around the front & rear edges of the receiver and around both tangs. Forend cap and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Pg. 121 of the 1985 edition of The Winchester Book, Madis, pictures another Model ’66 rifle, SN 21123, with the exact same engraving patterns found on this rifle. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good. No original finish remains on the steel parts. They appear to have been cleaned to bare metal a long time ago and now have a thin silver-brown patina with darker patina on the lever and hammer. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate retain a dark mustard patina with the receiver showing moderately worn edges and slightly softened engraving patterns. Stock has a repaired crack through the toe screw hole, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling and use, nicks, scratches and dings with the buttstock retaining traces of original finish and the forearm a cleaned hand-worn patina. Lever tension springs may be dislocated or broken otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-47656 JR235 (20,000-40,000)

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VERY RARE & HISTORIC INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 105316. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 20″ bbl, full magazine & integral front band/front sight with 2-position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate. Buttstock is probably an old replacement. Receiver is very nicely engraved by L.D. Nimschke in his typical bold flowing foliate arabesque patterns with extremely fine pearled or punch-dot background. Left sideplate has the oval vignette with the inscription in script “Don / Pio Pico / RANCHO / SANTA / MARGARITA / 1873”. Right side is elaborately engraved with flowing intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with both sides having dbl chip borders which also extend around the rear edge and top tang. Top of the receiver is matching engraved with a wonderful sunburst pattern over the receiver ring. Quite unusually the bbl bands are matching engraved as is the buttplate tang. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in diamond & dot patterns. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with a “V” and “XXX”. Both sides of the tangs & interior of the receiver retain strong silver plating as does inside the buttplate. Top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the matching SN which may be spurious as it appears the buttstock is a replacement because the wood in the buttstock is not 3X quality and the finish is a different color, which does not match the quality of the forearm which does appear to be 2-3X quality. The matching number is also found inside the toe of the buttplate and unusually, the “5” in the SN is stamped upside down. Pio Pico was a very famous, if controversial, resident of Southern California and the last governor of Mexican California (1845-46), before Mexico lost the war with the United States and California became an American possession in 1846. Mr. Pico was born Pio de Jesus Pico, IV on May 5, 1801 at the Mission San Gabriel, California. In 1810 the Pico Family moved to San Diego where Pio grew up. In 1820 Pio opened a small store in San Diego to support his family. In about 1826 he became active in local politics and in about 1828 apparently became a sort of revolutionary. In 1829 he was granted a rancho, which was confirmed in 1831. After a rebellion and defeat of Gov. Victoria in 1831, Pio was declared Governor for a period of a few months. In 1834 he married and in the same year took charge of the Mission San Luis Rey and remained in charge until 1840. In 1837 he led an unsuccessful revolt against the then Governor Alvarado and in 1838 finished third in a contest for Governor. In 1841 he and his brother Andres obtained a grant for the Rancho San Onofre y Santa Margarita which was 89,742 acres. In 1844 he and Andres obtained the Las Flores Rancho bringing their total acreage to 133,440 acres and renamed the property Santa Margarita y Las Flores. This property later became, and still remains, Camp Pendleton. Also in 1844 the struggle between Northern & Southern California continued and Pio Pico led the opposition to Governor Micheltorena and on Feb. 15, 1845 Pio Pico was declared the legal Governor of California which was confirmed on Sept. 3, 1845 by the Mexican President Jose Herrera, which title he held until California surrendered to the Americans on July 4, 1846. Pio Pico fled to Mexico to avoid surrendering to Gen. Fremont and did not return until 1848 after the armistice was signed. He was able to reclaim his property and additionally purchased Rancho Paso de Bartolo Viejo, 8,891 acres for $4,642.00. The brothers became immensely wealthy supplying beef to the Northern California gold fields along with other ranching interests. In 1853 Pio Pico became a Los Angeles City Councilman around which time the Board of Land Commissioners met to review the Mexican land grants. The brothers were immensely successful and wound up with a total of 532,000 acres making them some of the richest men in California. Over the ensuing years Pio Pico continued ranching, became a stock holder in the Los Angeles Petroleum Refining Co. which later became Standard Oil of California. During this time he also built the Pico House in 1870, a luxury 3-story brick hotel in Los Angeles which cost $50,000 to build and $35,000 to furnish. His fortunes began to decline and he eventually lost all of his properties and died Sept. 11, 1894. Numerous buildings, streets, towns and other entities are named for this unusual man who rose from abject poverty, uneducated, to become a famous & wealthy person. His Pio Pico mansion still stands today and is a state park. Accompanied by three small pamphlets about the man and Pio Pico Mansion. Also accompanied by four small hardbound and one paperback books regarding Pio Pico and his life & accomplishments. Additionally accompanied by copies of four photographs of Pio Pico, one of which includes his wife and two young women. Also accompanied by a 3-page letter from noted Winchester historian & author, George Madis, who details most of the information about this carbine as above. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, magazine tube, bbl bands, lever & hammer are a cleaned silver/brown patina; magazine tube has a ding on the muzzle end; receiver & sideplates show moderate edge wear with some light wear to the engraving and overall retain a medium mustard patina; buttplate is a matching condition & patina. Stock has a cracked toe with several gouges on the bottom along with other nicks, scratches & dings and a repair to the right side of the comb and overall retains about 80% orig varnish with a halo from the saddle ring; the orig forearm has a gouge on the right side, otherwise is sound and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Hammer will not catch at full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-47652 JR215 (35,000-55,000)

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EXTRAORDINARY NIMSCHKE STYLE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 46014. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful ’66 carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine and early style front band with integral sight and early style 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. Mounted with replacement wood about 2-3X, very highly figured, uncheckered, flame grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & steel wiping rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “OC” and “XXX”. The interior of the receiver & buttplate retain strong silver finish. Receiver & buttplate are spectacularly engraved in Nimschke style, duplicating his wonderful intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine pearled or punch-dot background. Left sideplate is engraved with an awesome American eagle standing on an American shield clutching olive leaves & arrows in his talons with a stand of flags in the background. Right sideplate has a rnd vignette containing the intertwined initials “WS” or “SW”. Engraving extends almost fully over the top of the receiver, top tang & buttplate tang with Mr. Nimschke’s style of distinctive engraving on the bottom that includes his full name on a ribbon between the timing screws. Page 42 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, pictures a Model ’66 serial number “21064” with the identical eagle engraved on the left side, attributed to Mr. Nimschke. It is noted that in most of the special engraved guns by Mr. Nimschke, those with extensive coverage, the sideplates & sides of the receivers have a distinctive border of some sort even if only a simple line, which is lacking on this rifle. It is further noted that on these other deluxe Nimschke engraved rifles & carbines his use of the extra patterns over the top & rear edges of the receiver are rarely found. The engraving is outstanding and may be Nimschke but we cannot and do not guarantee it as such. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, magazine tube, bbl bands, lever & hammer retain about all of a fine professionally restored finish; receiver & buttplate show sharp edges and a dark mustard patina with crisp engraving retaining most of its orig fine detail. The replacement wood is sound with only a few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its fine custom finish; left side of the wrist has a small halo from the saddle ring with no corresponding halo on the receiver. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bbl & magazine tube are probably replacements. 4-47654 JR214 (10,000-20,000)

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RARE 1ST MODEL FLAT-SIDE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 13078. Cal. 44RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, early style full mag with integral front band/sight and very early, original, 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver is 1st style with flat front edges vs. the later style that had a fluted thicker front edge which allowed for a thicker, more durable forearm. Loading gate is also flat 1st style and there is a staple and ring in the left side of receiver. It is mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock that has crescent brass buttplate with trap. Left side of buttstock has the very rare “Henry Bump” found on only a very few, very early Models 66. These very early ’66 rifles and carbines were produced simultaneously with the last production of the Henry rifle and they occasionally show carry-over features. Bbl marking of this carbine has the Henry and King’s patent data. Left side of lower tang is marked with the SN, which is also found in the top tang channel on the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of lower tang also has a tiny assembly no. “558”, which also appears on various internal parts. According to the following noted letter, the bottom of the bbl also is marked with the matching SN. Accompanied by a 3-pg letter from renowned Winchester historian and author, George Madis, wherein he details the features of this carbine and authenticates it. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. All of the steel parts retain a smooth, even, dark brown, attic patina with a few scattered spots of light rust. Receiver and buttplate retain a wonderful dark mustard patina with a few light scratches and dings on the sideplates. Receiver shows only light sharp edge wear. Stock has a small grain check in the wrist and the forearm is missing a sliver by the bbl channel, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling and use, nicks, dings and scratches and retains a fine hand-worn patina. Front tang screw hole in the stock is stripped. Mechanics are fine. Strong, sharp bore with fine pitting. A rare and desirable 1st Model ’66 carbine. 4-47607 JR234 (10,000-15,000)

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ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH IVORY STOCK & FOREARM. SN 44658. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine configuration with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band/sight and 2-position flip rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered old ivory with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Receiver is post-market engraved by a very skilled artisan in Nimschke style with extremely fine, highly detailed Mexican eagle on the left side surrounded by wonderfully executed, intertwined foliate & floral patterns with fine pearled or punch-dot background. Right side has nearly full coverage matching foliate & floral engraving. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver with the distinctive Nimschke flower blossom on the bottom of the carrier and a figure-8 and rosette around the timing screws. Buttplate tang is also engraved. There were a few authentic ivory stocked ’66s produced for presentation to various South & Central American politicians and many copies produced in the ensuing years, some with great skill and artistry such as this one. The ivory used appears to have great age with its myriad dark age lines and mellow patina. Accompanied by a 2-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he details & verifies most of the above information. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl, magazine tube & bands retain a cleaned gray metal patina with heavy pitting; lever & hammer area a matching patina; receiver & buttplate show rounded edges with sharp, crisp engraving and retain a dark mustard patina. Forearm has a humidity crack and the buttstock has an internal crack in the wrist with both showing myriad dark age lines and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with a ring about mid-barrel. 4-47660 JR213 (20,000-30,000)

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FINE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20441. Cal.44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass butt plate with trap containing a 4-pc steel & brass cleaning rod. Bottom of the stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Top flat of bbl has the Henry’s & King’s Patent 2-line address. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are beautifully engraved by the hand of a master engraver with the vignette of a hound attacking a stag on the left side plate and an empty counterpoint panel on the right side plate, all surrounded by extraordinary, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with flower blossom accents, that has a fine pearled or punch-dot background. Engraving extends over top of receiver with fan and feather patterns along with various border patterns. Bottom of receiver is engraved in Nimschke-style patterns on the bottom of carrier with a ribbon between the timing screws engraved with the full “NIMSCHKE” name. Forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match. Last three digits of matching SN are found in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The engraving is extraordinary but not authentic Nimschke. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, artificially aged, blue/brown patina with a few scattered spots of surface rust; receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain a smooth, medium mustard patina with strong edges. Forend has a repaired crack by the left bbl channel at the tip, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47602 JR241 (15,000-25,000)

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FINE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 109705. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard ladder rear sight. The 2-line Winchester & King’s Patent address is completely legible. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & brass crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Last four digits of matching SN are in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved in the style of master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, in distinctive large sweeping foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background. Left sideplate has an empty scalloped edge panel with stars in the border and the right side has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. The vertical raised land area before the front flat on each side is engraved in a geometric pattern. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver with a foliate spray forward of the ejection port and matching spray behind the hammer slot. Bottom of receiver has distinctive foliate pattern between the timing screws and a beautiful hunter star on the carrier. Forend cap and buttplate tang are engraved to match. We do not guarantee this was engraved by Nimschke. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned thin blue/gray patina; receiver shows moderate edge wear and it, along with the buttplate and forend cap, retain a smooth medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few, very light handling & storage nicks and retains about all of a fine refinish. Mechanics are crisp, strong dark bore with fine pitting and a fine ring about 2″ from muzzle that did not bulge the bbl. 4-41516 JR287 (17,500-22,500)

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BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156251. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful 4th Model ’66 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Marbles #2 ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Forend cap is also of steel. Receiver is spectacularly engraved in the style of the Ulrichs with full coverage on sides, consisting of incredible intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background and fine chip & zig zag borders. Left sideplate is engraved with the large rnd vignette of a Mexican eagle with a fine crosshatch pattern at the front edge of the raised area. Right sideplate is engraved with an empty rnd counterpoint panel with matching intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. Both front side flats have small empty counterpoint panels. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang. Top rear edge of receiver on each side of hammer slot is engraved with a shell pattern and the bottom with a sunburst pattern. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped with the assembly number “2297”. Top tang channel of buttstock is without an assembly number and the buttplate has the assembly number “58” inside the toe. This exact engraving pattern is pictured on a carbine on p. 87 in Chapter III “Model 1866 and the Ulrichs” of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. We do not guarantee this was engraved by the Ulrich. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue with the balance a plum patina; magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue; receiver shows light to moderate edge wear with crisp clear engraving; lever & hammer retain faint case colors turned silver-brown on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and light to moderate pitting. 4-41518 JR288 (25,000-30,000)

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RARE CONRAD ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38595. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Spectacular, deluxe engraved ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with exceptionally beautiful, uncheckered, flame & shell grain, center crotch American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang is marked “67”, “S”, and “XX”. Last four digits of matching SN are found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have factory sling swivels. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by Conrad Ulrich in fantastic flowing foliate, floral & arabesque patterns with extremely fine pearled or punch dot background. Both side plates and front side flats have open counterpoint panels which are surrounded by various border patterns. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver, top tang, forend cap and buttplate tang. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are silver plated. Mr. Ulrich’s signature is stamped in a near microscopic rectangular behind the trigger slot on trigger plate. It appears that this rifle may have undergone a complete and extraordinary restoration to both metal & wood. Accompanied by a 6-page letter from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis, wherein he describes this rifle with many wonderful special features. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth plummy blue finish with sharp edges on the bbl; bbl address is completely legible; rear sight shows fine pitting; receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain about all of their beautiful restored silver plating that has moderately oxidized to black; hammer retains bright orig case colors and the lever a restored blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with a restored, very fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. It appears that this rifle may have suffered poor storage and therefore required restoration. 4-47653 JR230 (10,000-20,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 40505. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 27″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight with slide retainer screw. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with 3/4 forearm and straight stock with brass carbine/musket buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Front bbl band has the rare feature of a saber bayonet lug on the right side and the middle band has factory sling swivel with corresponding swivel in the buttstock, containing a partial orig sling with brass hooks that have been reattached. Serial number is found on bottom tang with the last three digits of the matching SN in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with a large “M”. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet with 19-3/4″ Yataghan blade in its black leather scabbard with brass tip & throat. Also accompanied by two letters from renowned Winchester historian & author, George Madis. Mr. Madis details most of the above information plus additional specifics about production numbers of these muskets. In one of the letters he states “One of the rarest of 1866 models is a musket with the fitting for a saber bayonet. In total production, less than 10,000 muskets were produced, according to a count made in the mid 1930s.” In the next paragraph he writes “In the count mentioned above, it was found only one of each fourteen muskets had fittings for a saber bayonet.” In the next paragraph he states “Muskets such as this are very rare, and it is estimated that less than one-thousand muskets were made to accommodate a saber bayonet.” He goes on to say that saber bayonets are also very rare. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Musket is very good to fine with the bbl & exposed steel parts retaining a smooth, light brown, artificially aged patina. Receiver & sideplates have been dressed showing sharp edges and an artificially aged medium to dark mustard patina. Stock is missing a sliver by the left lower tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate to heavy use and retains a lightly restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Sling remnant has lightly crackled surface and retains most of its orig black finish. Bayonet blade has been cleaned and has light to moderate pitting; brass handle also cleaned with nicks, dings & scratches; scabbard is fine & sound retaining most of its orig black finish with dark mustard patina on the brass. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47637 JR252 (4,000-7,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE PRESENTED TO VICE-PRESIDENT SCHUYLER COLFAX. SN 35876. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine engraved ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with slightly altered half nickel front sight and 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, about 2X shell grain/tiger striped uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the last four digits of matching SN which are also found inside the toe of the buttplate. Rifle is beautifully engraved, by one of the Ulrichs with the presentation panel on the left side in old English lettering “Schuyler Colfax” and in a 4-lobed panel on the right side “18 / U.P.R.R. / 71”. Both sides have nearly full coverage beautiful foliate arabesque & floral patterns with pearled or punch dot background with dbl chip border. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver, top & bottom tangs, forend cap & buttplate tang. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels and the lever is early style with small finger loop. Schuyler Colfax, Jr. was born March 23, 1823 and died Jan. 13, 1885 in New York City. The grandson of William Colfax who had served in George Washington’s Life Guard during the American Revolution and later became a General in the New Jersey Militia. The owner of this rifle was a self-made man having come from humble beginnings. He was elected a U.S. Representative from Indiana and served 1855-1869, becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives 1863-1869. During the Republican Convention of 1868 he was nominated to run for Vice-President under Ulysses S. Grant. They were elected and assumed office on March 4, 1869 and served until March 4, 1873. His run for renomination for the Vice-Presidency in 1892 was unsuccessful and he retired back to Indiana where he became a very successful lecturer, which he continued until his death from a heart attack in Mankato, Minnesota. During his time in public office Mr. Colfax was an active and vociferous supporter of the fledgling railroads of the day, those being the Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, Southern Pacific and Central Pacific Railways. At one time during his Vice-Presidency, probably in 1871, he was offered a position on the board of the Union Pacific Railway, which offer he declined, stating that it was his obligation to serve out his term of office. Mr. Colfax left a legacy in which many towns & counties throughout the country are named after him along with numerous streets & schools. Accompanying this lot are seven books regarding Mr. Colfax’s life and public service. 1) Life and Public Services of General Ulysses S. Grant From His Boyhood to the Present Time and a Biographical Sketch of Hon. Schulyer Colfax, Phelps, 1868; 2) Life of Schuyler Colfax, Moore, 1868; 3) Lives of Grant and Colfax, Mansfield, 1868; 3) Grant and Colfax, Brisbin, 1868; 4) Schuyler Colfax, Smith, 1952; 5) The Life and Public Service of Schuyler Colfax, Martin, 1868; 6) The Credit Mobilier, Trent, 1981. While virtually every American President and most of their Vice-Presidents have had firearms presented, extremely few remain in private hands. Most are in presidential libraries, museums or other public institutions, not available for purchase by the public. The opportunity to acquire such a presented firearm comes only once in a very rare while, usually never again available. Many of the presidential items that have come to market recently have almost immediately been donated to museums or other public institutions and are no longer available on the open market, making this rifle unique in its availability. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube have faint blue in the most sheltered areas with spots of fine pinprick pitting and retain most of a cleaned & artificially aged patina; receiver & buttplate retain 88-90% strong silver finish that may be a very old restoration, stronger on the buttplate. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Books are all fine with solid spines showing light to moderate wear and yellowed pages. 4-47657 JR212 (50,000-80,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE MADE FOR THE 1889 PARIS EXPO. SN 292709. Cal. 38 WCF. Beautiful deluxe special order rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button mag, blued Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with the assembly number “3431”, “XXX” and “S”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock, under the buttplate, also has the matching assembly number in pencil. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in 38 cal with rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, shotgun butt, half mag, case hardened, and under remarks “Returned by Paris, sent to NY store / received in the warehouse March 13, 1889 / Shipped from the warehouse on March 6, 1890 along with one other rifle of the same specifications to the same order.” Additionally accompanied by a description of this rifle purported to have been a published article which states in effect that this rifle was at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair “L’Exposition Universelle of 1889”, which was held in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille. The article further states that this exposition is “still considered one of the most marvelous and most important expositions of all time”. This time was also the commissioning of the Eiffel Tower, which stood at the entrance of the fair. Winchester won a gold medal for their exhibit at this expo. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue mixed with light surface rust and very minor, fine flaking. Muzzle end of bbl has moderate to heavy pitting which appears to be old blood pitting. Receiver retains about 60% case colors on sides with the balance turned to a silvery brown patina. Bottom and top edges retain case colors in sheltered areas, also being a silvery brown patina. Hammer retains very strong, bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on sides, turned dark on outer faces. Buttplate is a smooth dark brown patina. Wood is sound with a few nicks, dings and scratches and overall retains most of its strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-47347 JR130 (17,500-27,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156227. Cal. 44 WCF. Scarce ’73 rifle with special order 26″ bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has single-set trigger. Mounted with spectacular, about XXXX center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black fleur de lis insert serpentine grip and crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 5-pc brass and steel cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “5473” and “XXXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Wrist of buttstock has an extraordinarily clever repair. It appears that the buttstock was broken completely through the main tang screw area and has the most unusual and clever repair of a small eye-bolt inserted inside the stock which is attached through the stock recess with a nut and washer and the checkering expertly recut. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle with 26″ oct bbl, set trigger, case hardened and checkered pistol grip stock, received in warehouse Sept 18, 1884 and shipped the next day to order number 15361. CONDITION: About fine, all matching. Bbl retains about 80% strong orig blue with muzzle and sharp edge wear. Mag tube retains 90-92% orig blue, slightly thinned just about the forend cap, with the balance dulled from handling and use. Receiver retains 30-40% case colors with the balance faded to a bright silver. Hammer retains strong case colors and the lever case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver patina. Buttplate is a cleaned gray metal patina with scattered pitting. Buttstock has the aforementioned repair with a slightly chipped toe, otherwise wood is sound with numerous light nicks and scratches. Buttstock retains about 75% orig piano varnish finish with the wrist area a restored finish. Forearm retains about 40% orig piano varnish finish with the balance a hand worn patina, showing heavy wear on the checkering. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple small spots of pitting. 4-47348 JR132 (12,500-17,500)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 370031. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thick base tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. Inside magazine tube is original. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 19,552 Model 1873 rifles chambered in both 22 Short & 22 Long, in two bbl lengths produced in the period 1884-1904. These rifles are rarely found today with orig magazine tube or with high orig finish. Apparently they were regarded as a boy’s or lady’s rifle and accorded less respect than large bore rifles used by men. Additionally it is extremely rare to find one with a bright bore. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter listing the gun with an oct bbl rifle in .22 caliber w/ plain trigger, shipped on Jan. 1, 1891 CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig blue turning a little plummy on magazine tube; receiver retains about 93-95% bright orig blue, a little thin on the bottom front edge and sides of the front; hammer retains strong case colors as does the lever which has faded on outer faces; buttplate has faded to silver patina. Wood is sound with light storage & handling marks with buttstock retaining most of its bright orig finish and the forearm about 60-65% orig finish with balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-46856 (17,500-27,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 405571. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with nicely figured forearm and straight stock that has crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Buttstock & forend cap have sling eyes with orig hooks & sling swivels. At the time this rifle was produced, 1892, the west was still wild and these rifles were everyday tools and usually saw hard & continuous service under adverse circumstances, usually with little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only light sharp edge wear and a few small, scattered spots of surface discoloration; receiver & sideplates have a series of small scratches with some light candy striping and a thin spot back of the right sideplate and overall retains 85-88% strong orig blue; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever faded case colors on the sides turned to a dark patina on the outer faces; forend cap retains about all of its lightly thinned orig blue and the buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, moderately thinned. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, a couple of tiny spots of fill near the toe and overall retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-48108 JR349 (3,500-5,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 163542. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard third model musket with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug and Spencer style musket leaf rear sight graduated to 900 yards. Receiver is third style with milled dust cover rail and smooth dust cover with serrated rear edges. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock that has carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Forearm is secured with three bands. Front band has the extremely rare feature of a saber bayonet stud on the right side. Middle band has a sling loop with corresponding loop in buttstock. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet that has 20-1/8″ Yataghan blade, brass handle with feathered body & eagle pommel and an orig leather scabbard, with brass tip & throat. Blade has small proofs on each side of the ricasso. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket with saber bayonet & scabbard, received in warehouse Sept. 23, 1884 and shipped same day to Order #15644. According to The Winchester Book, Madis, Model ’73 muskets with saber bayonet lugs are extremely rare, most were equipped for socket bayonets. There were about 721,000 Model 1873 firearms produced and according to the referenced publication only 5% were muskets. Extrapolation of those figures shows that there were only about 36,000 muskets produced and of those, very few were equipped with saber bayonets. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Musket is very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% crisp orig blue with the bands showing high point wear and some thinning of the blue; receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few surface spots and fine flaking; loading gate retains most of its orig fire blue; hammer retains strong, dark case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides, moderately faded on outer faces, turned dark on the loop. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and a series of small bruises on the forearm and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is crisp & clean with much orig polish on the blade & light discoloration; handle is also clean & bright with light brass patina; scabbard shows some chipping in the finish, otherwise retains most of its added black finish with a couple of minor dents in the tip & throat which are a dark coffee colored patina. 4-47635 JR224 (5,000-8,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21746. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fine 1st Model, 2nd Type with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges that has been slightly altered and a very early thick base combination tang sight with four lines of knurling. Receiver has a mortised impressed thumb print dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “924”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. The Model 1873 was Winchester’s first centerfire cartridge repeater and preceded its nearest competitor (Whitney Burgess) in the market place by five years. The Winchester was immediately accepted by the buying public and, as much as any other firearm was responsible for the winning of the west. These early rifles almost universally saw extended hard service under extreme adverse circumstances and are rarely found today in orig configuration with any orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a blue/gray patina; receiver & sideplates retain about 50% thin orig finish with the balance a blue/gray patina; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some fine orange peel pitting. 4-47725 JR263 (5,000-6,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 232007. Cal. 44 WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, half nickel front sight, 2000 yd carbine rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock and forend cap are mounted with factory sling swivels. This rifle was produced in 1887 during the height of the Great Western Expansion and likely would have seen service on the American frontier. Firearms of this era usually saw hard and continuous service under extreme adverse conditions, seldom receiving any maintenance and are usually found with little or no orig finish. CONDITION: Fine, appears to be all orig. Bbl and mag tube retain about 90% mostly plummy blue patina with light spots of surface rust in areas on the bbl and a few spots of the mag tube. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas, with a lot of losses from flaking, not wear, and has sharp edge wear. Hammer retains strong, lightly faded case colors. Lever retains dark case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, showing wear around wrist and the carry point of forearm. Buttstock retains about 70% orig finish and the forearm about 50%. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-47351 JR131 (3,000-5,000)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 7-LEAF SIGHT. SN 510584. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight and the very rare platinum-line 7-leaf rear sight with the front leaf graduated to 1,000 yards. Receiver has single set trigger and the stock & forend cap factory sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Records Office worksheet which identifies this rifle, as found, with 7-leaf & Beech sights, set trigger, sling & swivel, received in warehouse June 17, 1897 and shipped June 25, 1897 to Order #8138. This rifle, along with many others of its type, saw hard & continuous service in South Africa. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas being mostly an overall plum/blue/brown patina with scattered light surface rust; some of the screws are battered. Stock has a gouge by the bottom tang, otherwise wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings, scratches & scrapes and retains a hand worn patina. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-48185 JR325 (2,000-3,000)

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Correction: Condition should read: Very Fine Conditin. The last two digits of the SN (14) appear inside each sideplate. Additionally, the assembly #948 appears on the right side of the lever inside the action.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 1 OF 1000 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 10014. Cal 45-60. Wonderful early rifle with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, 3 leaf platinum line express rear sight and very early Lyman combination tang sight with spiral knurled barrel. Receiver is second type with screw-attached dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover. It is mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X, flame, and shell grain American walnut that has early style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with convex, fleur-de-lis insert grip cap and crescent butt plate with trap and has single set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “948” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of butt stock and inside toe of butt plate. Bbl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns over the chamber area and the engraved panel in period script “One of One Thousand”. Matching engraving is also on 7 of the 8 flats around the muzzle with a silver inlaid band over the chamber area and at the muzzle. Accompanied by an extremely rare, orig, Winchester leather carrying case made of heavy saddle leather, about 45-1/2″ long and form fitted to this rifle, with carrying handle and double end flaps with a black enameled buckle on its billet that also has a staple for locking the billet. Bottom of the case is mounted with brass D-rings for a shoulder strap. Bottom of a sliding part of the handle is marked “WINCHESTER / REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW-YORK”. According to consignor this case was with the rifle when it was originally found. Inside the end flap is marked with the rifle’s matching SN. According to the book The Story of the WINCHESTER 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 rifles, Lewis, there were only 55 models 1876 produced as 1 of 1000 rifles during the period 1876-1880, of which only 22 were in cal 45-60. By way of comparing the relative rarity of the model 1876 1 of 1000 rifles there were 132 model 1873 1 of 1000 rifles produced during 1875-1893. According to a chart on page 89 of the referenced publication, this rifle was received in the warehouse June 7, 1880 and shipped the next day to order number 20253, which included 12 other model 1876 1 of 1000 rifles. This rifle is listed as having a 24″ bbl with case hardened finish, checkered pistol grip stock, set trigger and cal 45-60. According to the referenced publication order number 20253 for these 13 rifles was shipped to Winchesters representative John Skinker of San Francisco. It is apparent that sales of these rather expensive rifles were not going well and Winchester was cleaning out the warehouse, probably at a deeply discounted price. Two rifles of that shipment were returned, one for a bbl change and the other for a cal change. This rifle and its leather case are pictured in full color on pages 106 and 107 of the reference publication. The leather carrying case is also pictured on page 157 of the referenced publication and the rifle is again pictured in full color on pages 168-169. The chart on page 89 lists 51 of the 55 models 1 to 1000, only 2 of which are listed with 24″ bbls, with the other being #10031. A copy of the deluxe slip cover edition of the referenced publication accompanies this rifle. It is also accompanied by NRA silver medal and certificate #458, dated April 13, 2007, awarded to this rifle as one of the ten best rifles displayed that year at the NRA meeting in St. Louis. PROVENANCE: Henry F. Wynne & Antecedents; Kenneth Johnson; Kan Chew Collection; Vincent McMahon Collection; Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue with a few light nicks and sharp edge wear. Magazine tube has a couple of small dings around the band near the muzzle and retains about 80-85% orig blue, turning a little plum on the outer radius. Forend cap retains traces of case colors, being mostly turned to silver. Receiver retains silvered case colors turning to gray with smoky case colors in the most sheltered areas. Lever and hammer retain faded case covers on the sides, turned silver on the outer faces of the lever. Butt plate is a gray patina. Stock has a hairline by the top tang and another in the front bottom of the forearm, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, showing moderate wear on the checkering and retains about 90% orig varnish on the butt stock and about 50% varnish on the forearm with the balance a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore, frosty in the grooves. Leather case is lightly flexed with some surface crackling over the butt stock area with light loss of finish on the handle and overall retains about 75% orig brown finish and has a partially open seam in the butt stock area. 4-48260 JR379 (250,000-300,000)

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VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 “1 OF 1000” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4772. Cal. 45-75. Very rare “1 of 1000″ with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl, in front of receiver, is marked “1 of 1,000”. Receiver is early 2nd type with screwed on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover and a sgl set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang has the assembly number “49” followed by a faint second assembly number “140” and “XXX”. Assembly #49 is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock has factory sling swivel with the corresponding sling swivel in forend cap missing. Accompanied by a packet of correspondence between the then owner, Mr. Alfred H. Wardle, and Mr. T.E. Hall, the Curator of the Winchester Museum. There is also correspondence between Mr. Wardle and George Madis, author of The Winchester Book. Additionally there is correspondence between Mr. Wardle and R.L. Wilson, author of Winchester The Golden Age of American Gunmaking and The Winchester 1 of 1000. Mr. Wardle reports that he discovered this rifle in Norwich, NY in the 1960s and it has remained in his possession until being consigned to this auction. This rifle is pictured on p. 117 of Mr. Wilson’s book listing its history with credit to the Alfred H. Wardle Collection. This rifle is also pictured on p. 244 of the 1985 printing of The Winchester Book and also on p. 101-102 in the newly published book “Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles” by Dr. Ed Lewis. This rifle was received in stock at the Winchester Factory on June 10, 1878 as a “1 of 1,000″ rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, case hardened receiver, checkered straight fancy stock with set trigger. It was apparently shipped to J. Skinker, the Winchester West Coast representative and returned by him in May of 1881 for re-work. The orig bbl was replaced with the currently installed 24” octagonal bbl and restocked with standard wood and factory sling & swivels. It was then returned to stock and shipped again on Nov. 14, 1882. According to Mr. Wilson’s “1 of 1000” book, in the chart on p. 110, there were only two 1876 “1 of 1000″ rifles produced with 24” bbl, the least of all fifty-one “1 of 1000” 1876 rifles produced. This one is also special in that it is not engraved. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl being a medium to dark plummy brown patina and the magazine tube a light plum patina; receiver is a cleaned gray metal patina and the lever & hammer are dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and retains most of a lightly sanded oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark & lightly pitted in the grooves. 4-46160 (50,000-70,000)

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SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 BIG 50 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 13854. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-95). Fine deluxe ’76 with rare 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and early style ,short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Forearm is 8-3/8″ long vs. the standard 9-3/8″. Receiver is 2nd Model with screwed-on dust cover rail and dust cover that is marked “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / 50 CAL. 95 GRS”. Bottom of carrier is marked “50-95”. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Mounted with about 2X fancy grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “104” along with “XX”, “S” and “EX”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Inside toe of the buttplate has the assembly number “31”. Stock has an old repaired crack through the wrist with two pins in the checkering from the right side. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50 Express with 22″ rnd bbl, set trigger, checkered stock, shotgun butt, case hardened, received in the warehouse March 15,1881 and shipped same day to Order #24475. This rifle is somewhat unusual with its factory short bbl & short forearm and not being British proofed as the majority of the 1875 Express rifles examined by this cataloger have been British proofed for the India & Africa markets. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except buttplate as noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong, bright blue in sheltered areas with the majority a cleaned blue/gray patina; receiver retains a cleaned mottled case colored appearance that has had cold blue applied and then cleaned; it retains orig case colors in sheltered areas; metal is smooth & unpitted; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, a great candidate for a Turnbull restoration. Stock has the aforementioned repaired crack, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Shows very little use. 4-47709 JR260 (12,500-17,500)

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FINE 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 11914. Cal. 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% original blue with some light flaking and fine freckling. Receiver retains 92-94% glossy orig blue mixed with fine flaking, showing only light sharp edge wear. Hammer retains smoky case colors and the lever strong case colors in sheltered areas having faded mostly to silver. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 48140 JR279 (4,000-7,000)

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RARE HAWAII CITIZENS’ GUARD THIRD MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET WITH TWO BAYONETS. SN 28999. Cal. 45-75. Usual configuration with 32″ rnd bbl, full length forearm with one band and forend cap that has saber bayonet lug on right side, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug and a replacement fixed rear sight. Left side of forearm has a partially concealed slotted head ramrod. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine/musket buttplate without trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “7” and “M”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by an extraordinarily rare Hawaii Citizens’ Guard sword/bayonet with 20″ Yataghan blade, brass feathered eagle head shaped handle with bbl loop and 3-branch sword-style handguard. This bayonet also has its orig iron scabbard with frog stud. The second bayonet is saber-style with 20″ Yataghan blade that has small proofs on each ricasso, an eagle head shaped feathered brass handle with bbl loop and rnd quillion. This bayonet is accompanied by an orig wood-bodied, black leather covered scabbard with brass tip & throat, brass frog stud and an orig black leather frog. While this musket is not marked with the “CGH” mark of the Citizens’ Guard of Hawaii it is, in fact, an authentic Hawaii Citizens’ Guard musket. This is verified by the accompanying copy of “Report of Citizens’ Guard”. Under the heading “Squad 4” is a listing for what appears to be “F. Mahn” whose residence was “Lihue” and his occupation was “Lima”. It shows that he was issued Winchester 45-75, number 28999, that he was “government”, had 50-rds of ammunition, a belt, was 38 years old and was commissioned Feb. 9, 1895. Additionally accompanying is a copy of a black & white photograph of an Hawaiian Citizens’ Guard officer in dress uniform holding a sword with a stand of three 1876 muskets to his left, one of which is mounted with the sword bayonet as described above and the other two with saber bayonets. Also accompanied by copies of two black & white photographs, one of which is titled “First Co. Sharpshooters / Citizens’ Guard – 1895 / Capt. John Kidwell in Command”. The other shows a group of men, seated & standing, holding a variety of arms. A third photograph shows a city scene of the Hawaii Guard on parade, in uniform, carrying their 1876 muskets. There are other copies of documents from Hawaii. Only a very few of these extremely rare sword bayonets have ever come to light and are almost never encountered on the open market. The regular saber bayonet is also somewhat rare but not nearly so much as the sword bayonet. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Bbl retains blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina; the entire bbl address is legible; receiver & sideplates retain 60-70% orig blue, strong in the most sheltered areas, turning plum elsewhere with scattered rust on right front side; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever traces of case colors being mostly a brown patina. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with one spot of pitting. Sword bayonet is very good with the blade a cleaned, mottled, silver patina with fine pitting; brass handle & handguard retain a dark coffee colored patina; steel scabbard is a dark attic brown with moderate to heavy pitting. Saber bayonet is fine; blade is bright with scattered spots of pitting showing cleaning toward the tip and bright orig polish elsewhere; brass handle and throat & tip retain a dark mustard patina; scabbard has a couple of flexed spots with nicks & scratches and retains strong orig black finish; frog is sound showing heavy wear. 4-47632 JR206 (12,500-17,500)

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RARE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 5067. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade musket with 32″ rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and folding leaf musket rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards, missing its slide. Receiver is second type with screwed-on dust cover rail and third type plain dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with full length forearm, two bbl bands and straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate. Front band has a saber bayonet stud on right side with a loop on the left side which contains a partially concealed slotted head ramrod. Middle band has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the buttstock. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet that has 20-1/4″ Yataghan blade marked on right ricasso “B” and has a brass feather pattern handle with eagle head pommel and an orig leather & brass scabbard. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this musket with “lid (dust cover)”, “to A Room”, saber bayonet & scabbard, received in warehouse Aug. 22, 1878 and shipped Aug. 19, 1882 to Order #32704. Model ’76 muskets are generally considered quite rare and are seldom found with an orig bayonet in orig configuration with any amount of orig finish. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. The metal, overall, retains traces of orig blue being mostly a dark brown attic patina with lightly cleaned sideplates and fine pitting on left side of receiver; bottom front edge of receiver & correspondingly on the forearm show deterioration from rust. Stock has a couple of hairlines around the wrist and a couple more by the bottom tang showing deterioration around the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings, scratches & bruises and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, frosty in the grooves. Bayonet blade has been repolished with fine pitting; handle retains good feather detail with a lemon yellow patina; scabbard is solidified with a crackled finish and dark coffee color patina on the brass. 4-47634 JR223 (5,000-8,000)

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SCARCE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE-RING CARBINE. SN 44165. Cal. 45-75. Standard 3rd Model carbine with 22″ bbl, barleycorn front sight and 1,000 yd. musket-style ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud and ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with full length forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Forearm has a single band with steel nosecap. Right side of buttstock has the “N.W.M.P.” cartouche in an arc and bottom of stock is stamped “APP 163”. This carbine was in a shipment of 150 such arms delivered to Winnepeg, Canada, March 28, 1885 and was in case #112. At the time of this delivery the “Riel” or “Northwest” Rebellion was continuing and about 500 of these carbines and 100,000 rds of ammunition were to be transferred to the Northwest Territories militia. However, by July 1885, hostilities had ceased and the decision was made to return the shipment of 150 carbines and 100,000 rds of ammunition to the NWMP. This carbine was among those returned and is listed in the inventory of “H” Division (Fort MacLeod) in Feb, 1894. It shows up again in “D” division, Fort MacLeod in Feb, 1897. “H” Division of the NWMP was assigned to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, during the gold rush period and undoubtedly would have been carried by a mountie conducting patrols and law enforcement during the period 1885-1897. That division was then re-assigned to Tagish, YT, 1898-1899 and back at Whitehorse, YT, 1900-1909. The “APP” marking on the bottom of the stock signifies that this carbine was one of 710 such carbines sold to the Alberta Provincial Police in 1919. That any of these carbines survived at all is amazing, given the harsh circumstances under which they served. Usually the stock cartouches are worn away or the wood was damaged and replaced. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this carbine as received in warehouse Mar. 27, 1885 and shipped the next day to order no. 19589. Also accompanied by a 3-page letter from the Mounted Police Research & Consulting Co., over the signature of D.J. Klancher, retired RCMP inspector, which details most of the above information regarding this carbine. This rifle is listed, by SN on Pg. 185 of Arms & Accoutrements of the Mounted Police, 1873-1973, Phillips & Klancher. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Very good. No original finish remains with the metal parts being an overall brownish-gray patina with light, fine pitting on the right sideplate and receiver. Left sideplate has a series of small nicks, probably from a sling buckle. Stock has a couple of chips by the top tang with a few gouges in the forearm, which is also missing a sliver by the bbl channel, otherwise wood is sound and retains a dark hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and light orange peel pitting. 4-47643 JR232 (3,500-5,000)

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Revised: 2/18/2013

Please Note: As noted the bbl is the rares 28″ version not the standard 26″.

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 BIG 50 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13363. Cal. 50-95 Express. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and mid-range tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc orig brass & steel cleaning rod. Receiver is 2nd Model with screwed-on dust cover rail and dust cover that is marked “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / .50 CAL. 95 GRS.” Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50 Express with 28″ oct bbl and plain trigger shipped July 31, 1881. Model 1876 rifles were the lowest production of Winchester’s lever actions seeing only 63,871 produced in the period 1876-1897. Of that limited production the Big 50 caliber is the most rare with not many produced in comparison to the smaller calibers. 50-95 rifles are very seldom encountered today. The cartridge was designed as an improvement over the venerable 50-70 Military cartridge but given its brutal recoil it did not prove terribly popular and was used primarily as a big game cartridge for animals such as bear, moose & elk. It is well recorded that Theodore Roosevelt owned & used a deluxe 1876 rifle chambered for the 50 caliber express. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 70-75% blue turning a little plummy with some chemical streaking on the upper 1/3 and over the chamber area; magazine tube retains a thin plummy blue patina with some minor chemical streaking and some light discoloration; receiver has been lightly cleaned, probably with steel wool but retains a smooth thin blue turning a little plum with strong blue in sheltered areas; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas. Wood is sound and has been lightly refinished. Mechanics are fine, strong, sharp bore with light pitting. Consignor states this was an outstanding shooter. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-47710 JR259 (5,000-7,000)

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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 51766. Cal 40-60. Shorter than standard 26″ oct bbl fitted with Winchester sporting leaf rear sight with 200-1000 yard graduations and Lyman ivory bead no. 4 hunting front sight. Bbl, full magazine and receiver have blued finish with nickel trimmed side plates and magazine cap. Forearm and straight grip stock of standard walnut fitted with steel shotgun buttplate.Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter listing this rifle as .40-60 with 26″ oct bbl, plain trigger and shotgun butt, shipped 3-16-1886. CONDITION: Bbl and action have 50% orig blue blending with spots of patina and small areas of finish wear. Forearm cap has nickel finish with spots of patina. Side plate finish has faded to a mottled patina with some nickel finish remaining on loading gate. Lever has small amount of visible case coloring. Sounds stocks have areas of finish wear with handling marks, the heaviest being on right side of the stock. Bore has darkened appearance with areas of very light pitting. Action has smooth mechanics. 4-46162 DS6 (4,000-6,000)

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Revised: 2/18/2013

Additional Information: Genealogical research reveals Macomb is a direct descendent of Philip Livingston; a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

RARE DELUXE EARLY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE PRIZE GUN. SN 5096. Cal 45-70. Fine deluxe rifle with 28″ special order oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1886” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver is engraved, probably by John Ulrich, in Style #10 which includes the rnd vignette of a running whitetail buck on the left side and foliate arabesque patterns on the right side with an unusual serpentine shaped panel of scalloped patterns. Matching patterns of engraving are also found on the top of the receiver ring, bottom of the receiver, top tang and each side of the forend cap. Receiver has a sgl set trigger. Left side of the tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “378”, “XXX” and “RB”. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with full checkered hard rubber buttplate. Left side of buttstock is inlaid with a 1-9/16″ oval silver plaque inscribed “Awarded By / J.F. Schmelzer & Son, / At 7th Annual Meeting / Rifle Marksmen, / Department of the Missouri / Leavenworth, Kansas”. This rifle was won by 1st Lt. Augustus Canfield Macomb of the 5th Cavalry in August of 1887 as a shooting prize in competition with the Dept. of the Missouri military officers & enlisted men. Macomb was born Oct. 1854 in Detroit and died 1932, having retired from the Army as a full Colonel. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1876, became a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army in 1876 and became a full Colonel in 1914. He served with the 4th, 5th, 9th & 14th Cavalry Regiments during his career and participated in the Crow Indian Campaign 1878, the Northern Cheyenne Indian Campaign in 1879, the Ute Indian Campaign 1879, Puerto Rico & the Philippines and in Mexico in 1916. For a period he was assigned to Fort Huachuca, Arizona and was Commander of the Dept. of Arizona and played a key role in subduing the Apache Indians in Arizona. Accompanied by copies of several period newspaper pages, including one from the Leavenworth Times of Aug. 19, 1887, which lists the shooting team for the 7th Annual Rifle Competition wherein 1st Lt. Macomb of the 5th Cavalry finished second with a score of 465. Lt. Macomb was at one point assigned to Fort Niobara, Valentine, NE, and his son was born there as reported in the Valentine Reporter of Nov. 20, 1883. He is also mentioned in other newspaper articles from around that time. Col. Macomb died Jan. 2, 1932 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The Leavenworth Times of Aug. 20, 1887 reported that Lt. Macomb of the 5th Cavalry “won the Budlong Gold Medal and the Winchester Sporting Rifle given by Messrs. J.F. Schmelzer & Son, of this City”. It goes on to describe the Budlong Medal. Also accompanied by a printout regarding the Schmelzer Company. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-70 with 28″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, $2.00 engraved, “plate in stock” and rubber buttplate received in warehouse June 2, 1887 and shipped two days later to Order #18595. Deluxe & engraved ’86s are occasionally encountered with presentation examples quite rare, but a well-documented presentation ’86 is extremely rare. PROVENANCE: Barnes Family Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain faded blue in sheltered areas being mostly a light blue/brown patina with scattered spots of discoloration, a few nicks & dings and a repaired dent in the magazine tube; receiver, lever & hammer retain silvered case colors with some smoky colors in the most sheltered areas on the receiver. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains strong orig varnish with light nicks & dings. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine & scattered pitting. 4-47651 JR210 (25,000-40,000)

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*SCARCE ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 EXTRA-LIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 147053. Cal. 33 WCF. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with 24″ tapered lightweight rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with pedestal mounted Marbles Sheard front sight, a slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Mounted with about 3X+ American walnut that is F-style checkered & carved with capped pistol grip stock that has Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved by one of the Ulrichs in No. 9 style with the vignette of a running whitetail buck on the left side and a standing whitetail buck on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with pearled or punch-dot background and a zig zag border. Engraving extends over the top & bottom of the receiver, top tang & about 1-1/2″ up the bbl. Forend cap is engraved to match. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “813” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Secreted in the lightning hole of the buttstock, under the buttplate, is a small piece of lined paper, pencil inscribed, “Tom Lanks / 312 Thompson St. / Jersey Shore, PA”. This was apparently Mr. Lanks’ prized hunting rifle as it shows honest hunting wear. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with light wear around muzzle edge and some thinning over chamber area; takedown ring is mostly a blue/gray patina; receiver retains about 50% orig blue, strong in the sheltered areas, turned silver elsewhere; hammer retains dark case colors while the lever has faded to silver. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & scratches with the buttstock retaining about 90% strong orig varnish; forearm retains 85-90% strong orig varnish with both showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-48187 JR326 (18,000-25,000)

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FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 71226. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full mag, gold bead Sheard front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with 2-3X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock that has smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly “535”, “S” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in cal 45-90 with oct bbl, plain trigger and checkered pistol grip buttstock with shotgun butt, received in the warehouse Nov 1, 1892 and shipped the next day to order number 8514. CONDITION: About very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 90-92% orig blue turning a little plum with sharp edge wear and a few fine, light scratches. Mag tube retains a smooth even plum blue patina with one small ding and a small area of old surface rust. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, moderately faded on sides at top edge, mostly faded to silver on bottom. Top tang retains moderately to heavily faded colors. Hammer and lever retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded. Forend cap retains most orig colors mostly faded. Buttplate retains 60-65% thin orig blue. Stock has a chip back of top tang and a few, very minor, very scattered tiny nicks and scratches and retains most of its bright, orig piano varnish fi