Outstanding October Firearms Auction
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Auction: October 5 & 6, 2010

Preview: October 2-4, 2010

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**INLAND M-2 CARBINE (C&R). SN 2986552. Cal. .30. 18” bbl. M-1 carbine converted to M-2 carbine. Manufactured 10-43 “INLAND MANUFACTURING DIVISION GENERAL MOTORS 10-43”. Receiver also marked “INLAND” and has push button type safety. Accessories include .30 Carbine sling, and bayonet lug and forend keeper are present. Also includes U.S.Marine Corps marked pouch with 2 mags attached to the stock. Stamped “USMC 1943”. Weapon appears fully serviceable and vintage throughout and passes functions check. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is really very good, has a greenish, smooth finish throughout most of the metal parts. Round type bolt has only about 10% of the finish, the rest of it is a grey/greenpatinaed metal. Bayonet lug and forend keeper have a shiny black blued finish. Webbing in magazine pouch and sling completely serviceable and the bbl is shiny and bright with some pits, part way down the bbl. This carbine definitely looks like a vintage WWII weapon rebuilt for Korean War use, which is not a far jump as the previous owner of this item was a Korean War veteran. 4-39869 JWK201 (4,000-6,000)

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1001

**SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 028566. Cal. 7.62. 22″ bbl. Forward swing swivel attached with round headed screws. Slight dimple to rear of magazine well and magazine catch. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazine not present. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance is excellent, near 100% finish on the metal and wood with only a couple of the slightest of handling marks on the buttstock. Interior mechanism parts are crisp and in very fine condition, although there is evidence of firing around chamber and on bolt face. Excellent, bright bore. Telescopic sight mount post shows evidence of optical sight being mounted at one time. Note also dimple to rear magazine well as mentioned above. A very clean and handsome example of an M1A with an especially clean and nice walnut stock. 4-40499 JWK11 (8,000-12,000)

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1002

**NORTH KOREAN AK-47 (C&R). SN 1589L. Cal. 7.62 x 39mm. 16-1/4” bbl. Manufacture in North Korea. Stock also shows evidence of SN and star arsenal marking. Includes magazine and heavy web-type sling. Appears fully functional and operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Passes functions check and magazine fits well in mag well. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition and finish is 85% with some light corrosion and pitting along the rail. Proof marks and SN are very strong. Bbl retains approx. 90% finish. Selector is in Korean. Nice, blonde, wood stock with some handling marks and dings, as does the handguard. Pistol grip in good condition. Buttstock and buttplate has evidence of old corrosion, but gun is in good, solid, serviceable condition. Bore is bright and shiny and though has quite a bit of dust in it, it should clean up well. A genuine Korean AK-47, a scarce item that should be of interest to the AK-47 collector as well as someone who would want an AK-47 to shoot. 4-39871 JWK203 (15,000-25,000)

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1003
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: This C 1 variation of the FAL was manufactured under license in a Canadian Arsenal factory and not by Fabrique Nationale as stated in the catalog.

**FN/FAL MARKED CAL 1957 (C&R). SN 1L8940. Cal. .308. 24-1/2” bbl. Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale. Small “IS/R59in a circle)”. Left side of receiver has “RIFLE. 7.62 mm FN(C1)”. Includes magazine and web sling. Magazine fits well in the mag well and gun looks all vintage. Carrying handle is of hard plastic. Appears fully functional, firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Parts seem correct and orig to the gun. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very fine, the receiver and bbl retaining 90%+ of its orig gray-blue finish. There are some brassing to the high points. Wood is a very nice, deep, rich brown with the slightest of handling marks throughout. Forearm shows a couple of dings and one gouge on the left side. Really a fine condition gun in sound and serviceable condition. Bbl is excellent, shiny and bright. The quality of the bluing makes this specimen extremely fine and desirable. 4-39870 JWK202 (14,000-18,000)

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1004

**COLT AR-15 MODEL 614 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 405850. Cal. .223. 20″ bbl. Includes one 40 round mag, stamped “BY STERLING ENGLAND” on bottom plate and also three 30 round mags, two which are aluminum and Colt marked, the other steel and unmarked, and a Colt 20 round mag. Full Auto only, safety will not rotate to the “Safe” position CONDITION: This gun retains over 90% of its orig black anodized finish. Butt-stock and hard rubber hand grip in excellent condition, showing only the slightest of handling. Triangular style forend also in very good shape with only some slight scuffing on both sides. Interior aluminum heat shields clean and in good condition as is the gas tube, as viewed through the handguard. Rampant Colt logo, model and SN clear. There is an electro-pencil number etched right below the actual SN (A09070). Inner parts including bolt and charging handle are in good condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Indications are that this may have been an Air Force issued gun, at one time. 4-40503 JWK1 (10,000-15,000)

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1005

**SUPERB COLT THOMPSON MODEL 1921AC SUB MACHINE GUN(C&R). SN 14415. Cal 45 ACP. 12-1/4″ bbl with orig Cutts marked compensator and vertical foregrip and Lyman rear sight. Includes orig 1921 internal parts and 50 rnd “L” drum marked “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP”, SN#539, military issue with parkerized finish. Also includes three “Auto-Ordnance Corp” marked 20 rnd mags and one 20 rnd mag marked only with “PATENTED- AUG 20,1920/ AUG 24, 1920-JAN 11, 1921″, and also a reproduction hard case with blue lining. Also included correct commercial stock w/o sling swivels. No oiler in buttstock trap. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. Mechanism functions properly. PROVENANCE: Consignor has provide letter dated 11/16/89 where previous owner states that gun was originally purchased by New Orleans police dept. CONDITION: Overall appearance is outstanding on all metal parts 98% + deep blue. Numbers and lettering are clear with white paint inside to show off lettering. Wood is also extremely fine with signs of some finish being added. Buttstock shows some dings and light handling marks and notably has a 1/4″ knot on the right side, handsomely figured. Buttplate hardware shows 70% blue on buttplate with significantly higher percentage on stock hardware. Only showing wear at point which comes in contact with the receiver. Hand grip is excellent with only one minor 1/2” long mark on right side. Bore has very strong and sharp rifling with some darkness to the lands and grooves. Fine shiny bore Truly a very attractive Colt Model 1921 and would make a wonderful addition to any class three firearms collection. 4-40644 JWK102 (20,000-30,000)

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1006
Revised: 10/4/2010

Correction: Accessories include two spare bolt carriers not “false barrel blanks” as stated in the catalog.

**QUALITY MANUFACTURING REGISTERED AUTO-SEAR IN AN H&K MODEL 51 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN K292. Cal. .308/9mm/.223. 12-1/2″ bbl. Accessories include two spare false bbls blanks, smoothbore without rifling. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapons passes function check. Although fully functional the stud which retains the folding cocking handle has been sheared off. This does not, in any way, affect the serviceability of the firearms. Telescoping buttstock moves back and forth smoothly. Bbl on gun includes birdcage style flash hider/muzzle break. No magazine is included with this firearm. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is 97%+, excellent, with some slight marks where scope mounts clamp on. Also note that there is a 6″strip of velcro of left side if forearm, as well as above notation of sheared off cocking handle retaining stud. Bolt and bolt face are both in good condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40495 JWK9 (8,000-12,000)

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1007

**FLEMING REGISTERED AUTO-SEAR IN A STEYR AUG (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN G156 (Registered Auto-Sear) installed in 903SA805 (Host Gun). Cal. .223. 18-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. Includes one magazine. Host gun’s SN matches both receiver and bolt. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall appearance is excellent with some slight blemishing on the right side of the bbl. with slight scuff marks to the optic, but overall still very handsome and no real scuffs to the buttstock assembly. Optics are clear. Bolt and bolt face in very good condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. A highly desirable, fully automatic Steyr AUG. 4-40494 JWK7 (10,000-15,000)

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1008

**RAMO M2 .50 CAL HEAVY MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 003288. Cal. .50BMG. 45″ bbl. M2 GI parts on Ramo sideplate. Ground tripod and Traverse & Elevation mechanism included, which is in excellent condition. Firing mechanism operates extremely smoothly, best this cataloger has ever experienced in over 50 guns. Weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall external finish and appearance is superb. Interior mechanism shows evidence of firing, but with no real wear. Looks like it has just been run in well. A great example of the .50 caliber heavy machine gun, which displays very well on its tripod. 4-40498 JWK29 (15,000-20,000)

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1009

**BREN MK 1(C&R). SN 5T8979. Registered in .303, but currently 8mm. 25-1/2” bbl with flash hider. Manufactured by “INGLIS” on right side of receiver, below 1944 appears but had been professionally xxx out by the Brits, and to the rear what looks like Chinese writing, indicating Bren gun supplied to China. Forward part of receiver is dated “1943” and “MK 1”. Includes 2 mags and MKI tripod. Mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand ad passes function check. Mags fit well in magazine well. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Good condition overall, 60% on receiver and 60-65% overall with a nice, gray patina finish. Bbl currently in gun is marked 7.92, indicating 8mm. The left side receiver is also marked 7.92 and dated 1943. The wood has a rough finish, but is a dark brown with a lacquer over it, with very few handling marks. Wood color matches between buttstock and carrying handle. Excellent bright bore. Mags are in fine shape with no really no wear. A great find for the Bren gun collector in a caliber that is easy and relatively inexpensive to shoot. 4-39875 JWK206 (25,000-30,000)

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1010

**WW11 MG-42 MADE BY STYER (C&R). SN 3763. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 22-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured 1944 by “bnz” (Maget). This gun contains Nazi-era 5744 numbered bolt with bolt head “clc” and includes bolt-stop device inside. Flip up anti-Aircraft sight bar is present on rear sight. Bi-pod is Nazi marked “kur 44”, without adjustment knob between legs. Bbl in gun is marked “cyp” (Spreewerke, Berlin). This weapon appears fully functional, firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Reciprocating spring is strong. Rails are in good condition. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance about 90% strong blue thinning to patina in places. Handgrip is excellent, light brown, grips excellent, buttstock has some slight handling marks, longitudinal cracks and, with what appears to be orig German field repair around stock to hold it together. Buttstock remains very serviceable and has a handsome deep grain figure. Bore in bbl is strong with sharp lans and dark grooves. Muzzle and booster also in good condition, with light carbon build-up. It should clean up well with some effort. Mechanism parts are in fine condition. This is an early Styer made M-43 with no letter suffix to the serial number, and this, coupled with its attractive condition makes this an ideal addition for any class III collection. 4-39877 JWK209 (20,000-25,000)

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1011

**GERMAN MG-34 MACHINE GUN MADE BY “BSW” (C&R). SN 7688 k. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 24-1/2″ bbl. Receiver manufactured by “WaA 4 “bsw”. Barrel is Isreali chrome-lined. Wooded butt un-numbered but collar is “WaA 76”. Receiver socket is serial 6902 “WaA 813”. Top Cover is serial 3055 “cof” (Grossfuss). Feed tray serial is 8479b “cof”. Buttstock is un-numbered on wood with some dings, and bruises, but no cracks. Pistol grip is un-numbered but matching in condition to rest of gun. Likewise the charging handle is un-nunbered. Bipod is Nazi marked without leg adjustment knob. Bbl shroud marked “dot ” (Brunn), and “1944”. Muzzle booster forward edge is slightly out of round for about ½” distance but still completely serviceable. Booster cup is present inside. This weapon appears fully functional. Firing mechanism operates correctly when cycled by hand. Bolt is marked “WaA 4”, which would match in manufacture to this gun. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance in 80% blue graying on top cover, buttstock socket, and thinning refinish on feed tray. Pistol grip and top cover appear to have been black enamel painted at some point, which the Germans did sometimes in the field. Chrome lined bore in Israeli marked barrel is excellent shiny and bright. Receiver cams and shroud cams are in very good condition. A fine solid example of an MG-34 and with chrome lined barrel would be well suited to shoot surplus ammo. Definitely would make a welcome addition to any German machine gun collection. 4-39876 JWK208 (15,000-25,000)

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1012

**GERMAN MG 13 AS EXPORTED TO PORTUGAL WITH ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN C-132. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 29″ bbl. Model MG-13 manufactured by BSW (WaA4). Dated 1938 with Portuguese coat of arms underneath. Accessories include: woodland camouflage painted MG-13 “music stand” tripod with brass plate affixed which states “Fabrica de Beraco. de Prata/ Lisbon”; one single spare bbl canister with bbl; one double spare bbl canister with cleaning kit and two spare bbls and handle section of cleaning rods; six gray magazine pouches which will each hold four mags; one leather gunner’s pouch complete with asbestos pad, one spare bolt(complete with firing pin) also one spare firing pin, extractor, anti-aircraft sight, spanner, brass lube bottle, combination case extractor tool and screwdriver, and cleaning brush; one 1930s dated German top latch ammo can with two more complete bolts, two mainsprings, spanner, muzzle bearing, mag loader, brass case extractor, two horse hair brushes, two tin boxes with three additional spare firing pins, six spare extractors and numerous other small parts, pins and springs; one large web canvas and leather carrying sling with metal hooks and another web and leather carrying strap (used for the tripod); one double sized ammo box with two each “oleo and petroleo” lubrication cans; a ranging kit complete in its canvas and leather pouch which includes large nails to stake the traverse in as well as the mounting hardware to attach to the gun for traversing right and left; one orig, 1913 dated German manual in very fine condition; one metal muzzle soaking can; one blank firing adapter in storage container; one complete cleaning kit with pull through chain, oil bottle and brushes; one bottom plate and turnbuckle to fasten MG-13 tripod to ground or wood platform; four MG 13 ammo cans with 8 mags each. Total number of mags included in this lot is 42. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when cycled by hand and weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit in mag wells properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply outstanding with highly attractive enamel black paint covering the shroud, muzzle and receiver of firearm, as well as exposed areas of buttstock assy. Buttstock post is covered in black leather sheath with brown leather pads covering actual butt of stock. All screws and catches appear to be in excellent condition. Bolt in gun shows WaA11, while rest of gun shows WaA4. Pistol grip wood is in good condition with slight dings and handling marks. Metal of pistol grip is refinished in blue. There are some scratches in the enamel on left side of receiver, notably where the safety rotates. Bipod, also marked WaA4 is of the early type with leg adjustment knob, as is proper. Carrying handle wood also matches handgrip wood in color and condition. Bbl in gun as well as spares appear to have excellent bores and finish is excellent as well. It would be hard to imagine a more complete and attractive MG-13. Parts, accessories and spares are all mint to near-mint condition. This would be a very welcome addition to any German machine Gun or WWII collector. 4-40262 JWK30 (12,500-17,500)

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1013

**BRITISH MK II .303 BROWNING AIRCRAFT GUN (C&R). SN BY11706/B. Cal. .303. 24-1/2” bbl. Manufacturer unknown with British proof marks, unknown year of manufacture, all orig and vintage, currently configured to feed from left to right, but this gun is capable of being set up to feed & fire from either direction. The “/B” in the Serial Number is indicative of the gun being the right side of the twin mount aircraft gun. A very fast firing gun in .303 British with aluminum charging handle, very nice wooden handgrip, set up for aircraft mounting, but still will be suitable for ground use. Trigger mechanism makes it very distinctive and a scarce and interesting example. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: The overall appearance and finish retains 85+% of its deep, blue over the receiver and bbl shroud with considerably less on the muzzle booster section. Some dings in the cooling rings on one side thinning to a gray patina, and the retaining pin on the muzzle has been replaced with a cotter pin. Slightly pitted and worn bore, not uncommon for these fast firing guns. Bolt face appears to be in excellent condition and the bolt overall is fine to very fine condition. Not much appreciable wear on the feed tray, still has grease in the top cover. Handle is wood, with a couple of gouges and dings. The hardware has red paint over it, which looks to be vintage and the firing mechanism operates well when cycled by hand and passes function check. 4-39878 JWK207 (20,000-25,000)

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1014

**HOTCHKISS PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MODEL MK1. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 36467. Cal. .303. 22″ Bbl. Removable tubular stock. Brass pistol grip with small brass tripod adjustable for traverse and elevation. Gun feeds from either belts or feed strips. Rear tangent sight adjustable from 100 – 2000m in elevation. Front sight drift adjustable post. All outward numbers appear to be matching. Orig leather buttstock retaining pin lanyard is present and serviceable. Bbl matches in SN to gun, marked “A36467”. PROVENANCE: Ex- Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall appearance very good. Finish is around 50%+ with an overall pleasing patina. Bore has strong rifling with dark grooves. A very presentable Hotchkiss machine gun. 4-40496 JWK4 (8,000-12,000)

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1015

**WW11 MG-42 MADE BY MAGET (C&R). SN 4338K. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 22-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured 1944 by “cra” (Maget). Includes one spare bbl marked “ar”, which is Mauser manufacture, an orig vintage leather sling and one cardboard box containing post-war, non-disintegrating belts. This gun contains Nazi-era un-numbered bolt with double-ended bolt-stop device inside. Flip up anti-Aircraft sight bar is present on rear sight. Bi-pod is also Nazi marked, without adjustment knob between legs. Bbl in gun is marked “cy_ and WaA 88” (Spreewerke, Berlin). This weapon appears fully functional, firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Reciprocating spring is strong. Rails are in good condition. CONDITION: Overall condition and appearance in in the mid 80s with some spots of old corrosion showing here and there. Handgrip is excellent, light brown. Buttstock has two longitudinal cracks with what appears to be orig German field repair from soldering wires around stock to hold it together. There are two sets of buttstock reinforcement wires which maintain the stock as serviceable. Bore in both bbls is strong and although uncleaned, looks as though it will come out shiny and bright. Muzzle and booster also in good condition, and although uncleaned, should clean up well. Mechanism parts are in fine condition. Lots of life left in this MG-42. Evidence of condition, combined with double wire field repair to buttstock indicates that this gun “was there”. 4-40504 JWK2 (25,000-30,000)

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1016

***GERMAN MG-34 MACHINE GUN MADE BY MAGET (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN 1818 E. Cal. 8mm Mauser. 24-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured by “cra” (Maget), 1942. Includes two spare bolts (one missing rollers on one side), spare mainspring, web sling, one orig and one post-war non-disintegrating belt, one leather gunner’s tool pouch with anti-aircraft sight, spanner for muzzle, tin oil can and bbl retracting tool. Gun matches in SN on bbl shroud, receiver and buttstock mounting hardware, although buttstock is un-numbered on the hard bakelite, but this is an early buttstock with reinforced metal tips on the heel and toe. Pistol grip is likewise matching in number to the gun, as is the charging handle, although charging handle is marked “S/243″(Mauser). Bipod is of early type with leg adjustment knob dated 1940 and marked “936” with “WaA4”. Bbl shroud marked “BNZ” (Steyr), on perforated portion; top cover marked “708/pem waa66”. Muzzle booster is missing the booster cup inside. Feed tray is un-numbered, but marked “cof” (Grossfus) and includes small tab on right side to keep belt from falling out. This weapon appears fully functional, except for missing booster cup which is a common part to find. Firing mechanism operates correctly when cycled by hand. One of the spare bolts is marked “WaA11”, which would match in manufacture to this gun, although none of the SN on the bolts match the gun. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance in 100% gray phosphate blue refinish over parts which show pits from old corrosion on shroud, receiver, and buttstock hardware. Pistol grip and top cover appear much smoother, as does bipod. Bore is shiny and bright on Nazi proof marked bbl, not matching in SN to gun. Receiver cams and shroud cams are in excellent condition, no evidence that this gun has been fired since its refinish. Overall appearance is quite attractive in its gray finish. Would make a welcome addition to any German machine gun collection. 4-40510 JWK3 (8,000-12,000)

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1017

***FN MODEL D (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN AL327. Cal. 30-06. 24″ bbl. Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale. Includes one magazine. Bipod mounted on gun. Also included is mono-pod on buttstock. Gun and parts all appear as issued together. This weapon passes function check, operates smoothly when cycled by hand and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 80% black enamel finish, throughout. Wood shows some dings and bruises from handling. There is an approx. 2″ longitudinal crack in the buttstock where it meets the receiver, on both sides, though stock still appears fully serviceable. Bolt and bolt face appear in excellent condition. Bore is shiny and bright. overall a very good example of a popular and highly effective machine gun. 4-40509 JWK5 (6,000-9,000)

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1018

***ULTRA SCARCE VZ 58 ASSAULT RIFLE (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE). SN K26949. Cal 7.62mm x39mm. 15 1/2″ bbl. The Vz.58 is a gas operated, magazine fed, selective fire weapon. It uses a conventional short stroke gas piston, located above the barrel. The gas piston has its own return spring. The locking system features a linearly moving bolt (breechblock) with a separate tilting locking piece. This gun comes with a factory issued bayonet and one 32-rnd mag. The rifle was manufactured by the state-owned arms factory “Ceska zbrojovka”. The Samopal vzor 1958 (submachine gun, model of 1958) was the standard assault rifle of the Czechoslovakian Army from the late 1950s until the dissolution of the USSR. At the present time the SA Vz. 58 is still used by the Czech and Slovak armies. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 100% orig parts and fully functional.The overall quality, fit and finish of this rifle is excellent. The SA Vz.58 strongly resembles externally the famous Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle, but internally it is entirely different and of orig and well-thought out design. Only two known Vz 58’s exist on the ATF books as Pre-May Dealer Samples. This is a “Keeper” for any Class 2 or Class 3 SOT. 4-39846 (8,000-12,000)

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1019

**H & R REISING MODEL 50 (C&R). SN 6944. Cal. .45ACP. 14″ bbl including 6 slot finned compensator. Drift adjustable horizontal front sight, elevation adjustable rear sight. Beautiful nicely figured walnut uncheckered is stamped “CITY OF PITTSBURGH” indicating municipal ownership at one time. Stock has metal butt plate. Includes one magazine. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, high 90s. 97%+ smooth, deep, rich commercial grade blue. Wooden stock shows some handling marks. Selector/safety is color case hardened. Bolt and bolt face in very good condition. Bore has crisp, strong rifling with quite a bit of shininess to it and may clean up better. One of the more attractive Rising SMG’s that has come through this auction house. 4-40497 JWK6 (3,000-5,000)

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1020

**BROADHEAD ARMORY M2 CARBINE TRIGGER KIT IN A STANDARD PRODUCTS M1 CARBINE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN VAV091. Cal. 30 M1 Carbine. 18″ bbl. Underwood bbl dated 1943 with Flaming Bomb proof, flip up peep sight, push button safety, round bolt, “P” marked stock. Standard Products receiver #2008287. Includes two magazines, one blue and the other gray Parkerized finish. Also includes one after-market web sling. This weapon appears fully functional and firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Metal retains 90% of refinish over some slight pitting on bbl and forward stock band as well as some portions of the receiver. Wood also has beautiful, deep refinish with some handling marks but overall very handsome and attractive. There is a tiny hole visible in the rear buttstock sling recess where the buttstock screw shows through. Fit of the buttplate through the buttstock is not exact but still, overall, very serviceable. Overall a very attractive little M2 carbine. 4-40507 JWK10 (4,000-6,000)

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1021

**STEN MARK 5-S 9MM (C&R). SN S230381. Cal. 9mm. 8” bbl. British manufacture of 1944 with British proofs. Includes bayonet and magazine. Operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Bolt SN does not match gun SN, however, passes function check, mag fits well. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance on metal parts is about 80% in the blue with some tiny flakes of corrosion. Wood is a deep, rich brown on buttstock with handling marks on the buttstock. There is a cosmetic wood check down through the buttstock on the right and left side. This is a cosmetic blemish, and not structural. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright with strong rifling. Parts appear to be correct and vintage. Bolt face is excellent. A highly desirable model with really fine workmanship. A very nice example of the Mark V. 4-39874 JWK205 (7,000-10,000)

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1022

**FINE STEN MARK II SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN E685. Cal. 9 mm. 8″ bbl, Mk II. Standard Sten Mark II parts, on a Charles Erb registered receiver. Accessories include bayonet with scabbard, 3 magazines, and a Bren canvas web wallet, which contains a spare Sten Mark II magazine housing assembly, trigger sear and internal parts. Also included is a web sling on the loop type buttstock. This weapon appears fully functional, fire mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Magazines fit well into magazine housing. All in all one of the more handsome examples of a Sten with good black enamel finish and good internals, a fine dependable shooter. PROVENANCE: Murray (Chip) Beckford Collection CONDITION: With the exception of the loop buttstock this weapon has a black enamel paint finish, in very good overall condition, shiny and bright bore with clean lands end grooves. Bolt face is clean and appears to have seen very little use. Main spring has proper strong tension, loop stock is re-blued over some light pitting, but still very handsome and presentable in appearance. Web sling with brass buckle in very good condition, very serviceable. Magazines are also very serviceable, one showing more wear than the other two, one of which has a “SA” proof mark indicating a Finnish issue. 4-39234 (3,000-5,000)

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1023

**STEN MKII (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN WV1. Cal. 9mm. 8”bbl. Manufactured in England, registered by “L.R. Smith, Cabin John, MD”. Includes a very good condition web sling, loop type stock, standard for a Sten, and all parts appear to be vintage and matching. Weapon appears fully functional, passes function check. Comes with one magazine which fits well in mag well. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is 90% of a camouflage paint scheme on all parts of the gun, with exception of exterior bbl surface which is a bare metal. Bore is very dark and pitted but may clean up. Bolt and parts inside appear to be in a good shape with no corrosion visible. 4-39872 JWK (3,000-4,000)

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1024

**STEN MKII 9MM (FULLY TRANSFERRABLE). SN WV2. Cal. 9mm. 8” bbl. Manufactured by Britain, registered by “L.R. Smith., Cabin John, MD”. Receiver is dated 1945 and marked “Longbranch” and on the other side marked with Asian/Oriental characters indicating Chinese possession at one time. Accessories include magazine, loop-type Sten shoulder stock. Gun’s action moves freely when cycled by hand, passes functions check and mags fit well in magazine well. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Blue finish on most parts, about 85%, mostly a dark blue with some corrosion turning to brown patina. Bbl shows quite a bit of smooth patina on it. Underside, forward of the triggerguard is a small black and yellow enameled piece of sheet metal. Other parts appear to be correct vintage. Bolt is in excellent condition. Front sight has, at one time, been broken, then brass welded where the dovetail goes in. Interesting WWII vintage with possible Chinese service owned by a fine collector. 4-39873 JWK204 (3,000-4,000)

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1025

**BUSHMASTER MODEL XM 15-E2S SHORT BARRELED RIFLE(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN BFI525441. Cal. .223. 13″ bbl, with flash hider. Includes two magazines marked“ Newington, CT”. Telescoping buttstock by Bushmaster functions well. Bolt and inner mechanisms in excellent condition and functions smoothly and properly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, as new. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright, although this weapon has been fired. On right side of receiver, near Fire/Safe indicator the following has been engraved 901-LJI Consulting Inc./ Bradenton, FL. This gun would provide the owner with potable and compact firepower in an excellent and proven design. 4-40506 JWK13 (600-900)

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1026

**MODEL SW5A BY SPECIAL WEAPONS SHORT BARRELED RIFLE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 5-01-02-0046. Cal. 9mm. 8.85″ bbl. Manufactured by Special Weapons of Mesa, AZ. Includes B&T scope rail attached to top of receiver. This HK look-alike fires from the closed bolt and has a folding stock. Holds and handles like an HK 94. Magazine not present. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Black enamel finish and hardware in excellent condition throughout. Front of mag well there is engraved, in electro-pencil, “BALDMEN INVESTMENTS INC./ PARRISH FL”. Otherwise the only blemish is some slight brassing around the bottom of the mag well and just above the ejection port. Bolt and bolt face are both in excellent condition. Bore, although not cleaned, is shiny and bright. Handy and very imposing little short barreled rifle. 4-40505 JWK12 (600-900)

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1028

**NEAR MINT ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY HOLSTER (AOW). SN 398445. Cal. 20 ga. Chambered for 2 3/4″ shells, 10″ bbl w/ single brass bead. Checkered pistol grip stock and forend. Double triggers, extractors. Includes extremely rare, excellent condition original factory holster, stamped in black letters “Auto and Burglar Gun made by Ithaca Gun Co. Ithaca, N.Y.” on flap of holster. This is a “FLUES MODEL” Ithaca. CONDITION: Extremely fine. This weapon is in excellent mechanical condition. Action opens and closes tightly. Lever is right of center showing almost no wear. Bluing on bbls is excellent retaining virtually all of its original finish except for very slight holster rubs on barrel sides and at muzzle. Wood is excellent with a slight few handling marks.Sharp checkering. Case colors are vibrant and near 100%. Bores are excellent shiny & bright. Action has what appears to be orig grease still in it. Holster is soft, supple, and in excellent overall condition showing a few scuffs only, stitching is tight, stamped lettering is clear. Overall a simply outstanding example. Note: This is a Class 3 item and requires an NFA transfer. 4-39149 (3,500-4,500)

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1029

**UZI PISTOL REGISTERED BY BILLISTICS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN UP00281. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/2″ bbl. Typical full auto Uzi pistol firing from an open bolt. Includes four 25 round magazines which fit well in the mag well. Marked “Billistics” and “Wallingford, CT ”on left side of receiver and on right is marked “Action Arms, LTD Phila. Pa”. This weapon appears fully functional when cycled by hand. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with some slight loss to the finish on the bbl, probably due to muzzle blast, and some scuffing to the otherwise excellent Parkerized finish,. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is in excellent condition. A handy, little Uzi pistol. 4-40500 JWK21 (5,000-8,000)

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1030
Revised: 10/5/2010

CORRECTION: The caliber is .45 ACP not 9MM as stated in the catalog.

**INGRAM M-10 A1 IN 9MM/.45 AUTO IN .45ACP(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A6041545. Cal. 9mm. 5-3/4″ bbl. Manufactured by Military Armament Corp. This weapon appears fully functional and firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Includes one 30 round mag, mag loader, cleaning rod and orig cardboard box. Telescoping stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, as new in box. Little or no wear to bbl. Bolt face is excellent. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Safety retains its blackening. Action moves back and forth very smoothly. This weapon looks new on the outside and although there is evidence of action being moved back and forth, it appears it has been shot little, if at all. 4-40488 JWK23 (2,000-3,500)

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1031

**COBRAY M-11 9MM BY SWD, INC. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN .86-0014215. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Includes one plastic 30 round mag, mag loader, cleaning road and holding strap. Telescoping wire loop stock functions properly. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazine fits well in the mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is new in box. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40487 JWK24 (2,000-3,000)

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1032

**MAC M-11 A1 380 SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 85-3800524. Cal. 380. 5″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Bolt is in good condition. Safety and trigger operate properly. Includes one plastic 30 round magazine. Telescoping wire loop stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall appearance and condition is as new. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Compact firepower in the palm of your hand. Includes a cardboard box. 4-40489 JWK28 (2,000-3,000)

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1033

**COBRAY M-11 9MM BY SWD, INC. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 86-0007527. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Includes one plastic 30 round mag, mag loader, holding strap and cleaning rod. Telescoping wire loop stock functions properly. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazine fits well in the mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, almost new in box but has been fired. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40501 JWK27 (2,000-3,000)

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1034

**COBRAY M-11 9MM BY SWD, INC. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 86-0011261. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Includes one plastic 30 round mag, mag loader, cleaning road and holding strap. Telescoping wire loop stock functions properly. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazine fits well in the mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is new in box. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40486 JWK25 (2,000-3,000)

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1035

**COBRAY M-11 9MM BY SWD, INC. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 86-0011260. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Includes one plastic 30 round mag, mag loader, cleaning road, holding strap and manual. Telescoping wire loop stock functions properly. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazine fits well in the mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is new in box. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40485 JWK26 (2,000-3,000)

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1036

**INGRAM M-10 IN .45 AUTO (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 1-3003357. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Includes one 30 round and one 20 round mag. This M-10 appears fully functional and springs are stiff and strong as is proper. Firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Telescoping stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is 60% gray finish with numerous spots of corrosion and some pitting, exclusive of the mags which have good finish on them. Bolt face is in good condition. Bore is shiny and bright. Safety retains its blackening. Action moves back and forth very smoothly. Looks like it would be a really good shooting M-10. 4-40508 JWK23 (2,000-3,000)

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1037
Revised: 9/29/2010

CORRECTION: The caliber is .380 not 9mm as stated in the catalog. Frame is stamped “CAL 9MM AUTO ‘K'”.

**INGRAM M-11 9MM BY MILITARY ARMAMENT CORP. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A-1738. Cal. 9mm. 5″ bbl. Manufactured by MAC, registered by RPB Industries. Includes one 30 round mag. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazine fit well in the mag well. Marked “RPB” on the left side receiver. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent retaining 95%+ gray Parkerized bluing on metal parts, safety selector has lost its blackening and is in the white. Some scuff marks on otherwise excellent Parkerized finish. Gun is cleaned and bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40492 JWK20 (2,000-3,000)

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1038

**COBRAY M-11 9MM BY SWD, INC. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 86-0006047. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Includes one metal 30 round mag and five plastic 30 round mags. Telescoping wire loop stock functions properly. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazines fit well in the mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent retaining 95%+ gray Parkerized bluing on metal parts, blackening on safety is intact. Gun is cleaned and bore is shiny and bright. This weapon seems almost new, without the box. 4-40502 JWK18 (2,000-3,000)

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1039

**MAC M-11 380 SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A2177. Cal. 380. 5″ bbl. Manufactured by Military Armament Corp. Bolt is frozen in the forward position on this weapon. Safety and trigger operate properly. Includes one magazine. Telescoping wire loop stock moves in and out properly. CONDITION: Weapon retains 95%+ of its gray Parkerized finish. Aluminum safety button has lost its finish and is in the white, as is typical. Bore has crisp, strong rifling. Cocking knob has rotated 90 degrees and needs adjustment to allow sighting. This gun hefts well in the hand. 4- 40490 JWK16 (2,000-2,500)

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1040

**MAC M-11 380 SUBMACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 85-3800756. Cal. 380. 5″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Bolt is in good condition. Safety and trigger operate properly. Includes one magazine. Telescoping wire loop stock operates properly. CONDITION: Weapon retains 95%+ of its gray Parkerized finish. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. This gun hefts well in the hand. 4-40493 JWK19 (2,000-3,000)

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1041

**COBRAY M-11 9MM BY SWD, INC. WITH AIM POINT SCOPE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 860014214. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Manufactured by SWD, Inc. Includes Aim Point optic and four plastic 30 round mags, one plastic 20 round mag and one metal 30 round mag in gun. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazines fit well in the mag well. Extendable wire stock functions properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent retaining 95% gray Parkerized bluing on metal parts, blackening on safety is intact. Aim point scope appears non-functional. Gun is uncleaned but bore is shiny with strong rifling. 4-40491 JWK17 (2,500-3,500)

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1042
Revised: 10/4/2010

Correction: The caliber is .45 ACP not 9MM as stated in the catalog.

<**INGRAM M-10 IN .45 AUTO WITH 9MM BARREL AND FALSE SILENCER AND ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 13004864. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Includes new 9mm bbl with perforated shroud around the barrel which acts as both a handle and gives appearance appears as a silencer (non-functional), one 30 round and two 20 round mags, one loader, one Mac-10 repair kit consisting of springs, 9mm spare spring kit, and additional spare springs as well as orig RPB Industries manual. This M-10 appears fully functional and springs are stiff and strong as is proper. Firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Telescoping stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with deep, rich blue retained on bbl and overall gray Parekerized finish on remainder and safety switch retains blackening and mags and mag loader retain their deep color. 9mm bbl is in as new condition. Screw on handle for 9mm bbl likewise, in nearly new condition. It would be hard to find a more complete and well accessorized M-10, lacking only a 9mm magazine. 4-40484 JWK22 (3,000-5,000)

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1043

**RUGER MK II STAINLESS WITH SILENCER BY SOUND TECH (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 224-43046(gun) M22388 (silencer). Cal. .22. 9-1/2″ bbl. This is a stainless steel Ruger MKII with hard rubber grips marked“ CTC ”and orig Ruger blued MKII mag. Fitted with a stainless steel Sound Tech/APR silenced bbl. Action cycles properly and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall condition and finish is excellent; stainless with some scratching and marks to the silencer portion, but overall very clean and attractive. Bore is dark and uncleaned. Bolt appears in good condition. With its long sight radius and the suppressor this could be an effective and silent weapon. 4-40511 JWK16 (400-600)

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1044

**DEALER LOT OF 58 REGISTERED SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). This lot includes 58 serial numbered and registered silencers/suppressors in calibers cal .22, 5.56mm, 9mm and 7.62mm. Individual pieces described as follows: a) Two GEMTECH .22 model Outback-II, 5″ long, new in wrappers with manuals. b) Three GEMTECH .22 model Outback, 5.3″ long, new in wrappers with manuals. c) One GEMTECH .22 model Outback 5.3″ long used with some brassing around the muzzle. d) SOUNDTECH model M, 6″ long, used but in very fine condition with only the slightest blemish to the black finish. e) LCW mfg .22 model Predator, 6.5″ long, as new in plastic box. f) One GEMTECH 5.56mm model M4-02, 6″long, used in box with manual. g) COASTAL GUN 5.56mm model SRT, 6″ long, as new with locking washer. h) Two GEMTECH 9mm model Vortex-9, 7.2″ long, new in box with manuals. i) ADVANCED ARMAMENT CO. 7.62mm model Cyclone, 8″ long, new in canister with belt pouch and manual. j) ADVANCED ARMAMENT CO. 7.62mm model Cyclone-K, 8.25″ long, new in belt pouch. k) GEMTECH 7.62mm model HVT, 8.25″ long, new in box with manual. l) COASTAL GUN 7.62mm model LRT, 10″ long, new in box. m) 42 COASTAL GUN .22 cal model PASSPORT, 6.5″ long, all 42 new and unfired in cardboard box w/ baffle tool. All appear to be fully functional and all are threaded. Each serial numbered item will require a NFA transfer. CONDITION: As noted in description. This lot is a real opportunity for a dealer(s) looking for a working inventory of quality manufacture silencers/suppressors. 4-40514 JWK101 (4,000-6,000)

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1045

**COLT 40MM GRENADE LAUNCHER TUBE ATTACHMENT FOR M16/AR15 (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN A204101. Cal. 40mm. 12″ bbl. Opens and closes smoothly, appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is 95+%. Orig gray-blue finish with some slight scuff marks on areas where metal meets metal. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Would look great on a Colt AR15/ M16. 4-40512 JWK8 (2,500-4,000)

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1046

**JAPANESE TYPE 89 50MM MORTAR (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE)(C&R). SN 81317. Cal. 50mm mortar. 9” tube. Manufactured by Japanese Government Arsenal during WWII, year of manufacture unknown. Missing mainspring, tension adjusting handle knob. Detent that detached tube from bore is stuck. Item will display well, though is currently unserviceable due to missing mainspring. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall shows significant amount of corrosion on base plate and main part of tube where mortar would be held. Tube has an enamel finish that is about 70%, with much less of that black enamel remaining on the shaft of the base. Tension adjustment screw is showing shiny and bright and in good condition. Inner tube has good, crisp, brown rifling with some corrosion and pitting. Overall should display well. 4-39868 JWK200 (500-1,000)

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1047

**M18A1 57 MM RECOILESS RIFLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN 12336BS. Cal 57 mm, 48″ bbl, M18A1, manufactured by Firestone. Accessories include M86F scope with correct mount on weapon and also standard Browning tripod pintle. Also included are 3 dummy rounds of ammo and orig military canvas case. This weapon appears fully functional throughout. Breach mechanism opens and closes smoothly, and optics are clear. This is a reactivated Dewat, with a radial reweld of center section, midway down the combustion tube. PROVENANCE: Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance are excellent throughout with only some brassing on the side of the mount hook where it was laid down and on handle and contact points. Weld lines are barely visible on the combustion tube. Optics and scope are clear, scope has U.S. light ordnance green paint, while rest of weapon has flat black paint as is proper. Scope eye cup rubber is still soft and supple and a 100% present. Shoulder pads also soft and supple with some brassing to the canvas, but overall very fine condition. Pintle appears as if rarely or ever been inserted into tripod. Cheek pad has some wear to the high edges and corners, but overall very good to very fine condition. Canvas carrying case in excellent condition overall, dummy rounds also in excellent condition. Bore and rifling are excellent showing little or no wear. All in all an outstanding example of the recoiless rifle and would be a fine addition to any U.S. Arms collection. 4-39201 (2,000-3,000)

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1047A
Revised: 9/28/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This jet will not be available for viewing at the site of the auction. It is located in Texas. If you wish to examine the jet in person before the auction, contact our facilities to make arrangements.

A SOVIET MIG 21 (FISHBED) SUPERSONIC SINGLE SEAT JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT. SN 94A7809. This is a 1972 vintage Soviet-made Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 single seat fighter aircraft. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations a half-century after its maiden flight. The fighter made aviation records. At least by name, it is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all variants).The aircraft has mid-mounted delta wings with small square tips. There is one turbojet inside the body. There is a small round air intake in the nose. There is a single exhaust. The fuselage is a long, tubular body with a blunt nose and bubble canopy. There is one belly fin under the rear section. There is a large dorsal spine flush with the canopy. The tail fin swept-back and tapered with a square tip. The flats are mid-mounted on the body, swept-back, and tapered with square tips.This particular aircraft was formerly assigned to the Polish Air Force as a front line fighter. Upon the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., a gentleman with extensive Eastern European connections made arrangements through a Polish Air Force General to purchase this aircraft, have it disassembled, crated and shipped to the United States. Upon arriving in the U.S., it was learned that the orig Soviet attack radar system was still installed in the airplane and fully functional. Reportedly it was going to be confiscated by the CIA and when the owner resisted he was informed that should he ever elect to activate it while airborne, he would immediately be shot down. The owner, realizing that discretion is the better part of valor, relinquished the attack radar to American authorities. The aircraft was reassembled and made air worthy with the assistance of Soviet Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, MiG-29 pilot/defector Alexander Zuyev, and former Chief Astronauts Charles Precourt and Robert “Hoot” Gibson among others. Some of the instrumentation has been replaced with American products for flight safety. A Garmin GPS replaces the attack radar. Mr. Gibson flew this aircraft at the 1998 OshKosh Air Show. It currently is available for inspection by appointment in Victoria, TX. The original Polish aircraft log books, U.S. Flight Log, engine log books, maintenance manuals, approved program letter from the FAA and other documentation accompany the aircraft. The FAA Registry number is “N221GL” and the SN is 94A7809. The aircraft has been prepared for ground shipment. All that is required is to unbolt the wings and place it on a standard flatbed trailer. There are numerous additional photographs available along with copies of log books and inspection records. SIZE: Span 23 ft. 6 in. Length 51 ft. 9 in. Height 15 ft. 9 in. Weight 18,080 lbs. max. PROVENANCE: Soviet-made; Polish Air Force. CONDITION: The airframe has approx. 1,240 total hours and the engine has approx. 62 hours. The aircraft is out of annual inspection and the hot ejection seat is out of calendar inspection. Tires need replacing. Although the aircraft was air worthy at the time of the last inspection it is out of inspection periods and as such is sold unreserved, “As Is Where Is”, with no guaranty of air worthiness. 4-40791 JR361 (50,000-100,000)

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1048

*SCARCE “G” SERIES FN FAL SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN G2612. Cal. 308. Orig FAL by Fabrique Nationale with black enamel finish and 5-1/4″ slim flash hider/bayonet lug. Bbl is mounted with a swiveling sling loop with corresponding swivel in butt stock. Mounted with uncheckered walnut butt stock & ventilated triangle shaped forearm and has a folding carrying handle in the top front of receiver. Front sight is completely adjustable and rear sight is graduated to 600 meters. It is also mounted with a black composition pistol grip. This rifle was imported by Browning Arms only in the years 1959-1962. It was initially declared illegal under the gun control act of 1968 but five years later was exempted. There were only 1,822 of these rifles exempted at that time. This information was provided on p. 710 of The Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, 28th Edition. Accompanied by an orig English language 134 page owner’s manual with Browning Arms over-label on front cover. The inside of the back of the manual has two fold-out blueprints. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching. Overall retains virtually all of its orig black enamel finish with only a few light handling & storage marks. Wood is sound also with light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. May have been fired but if so very little. 4-39908 JR93 (4,000-6,000)

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1049
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This rifle was manufactured in May of 1966 as denoted by the 5/66 marking on the left side of the magazine well. This is the first production run of the H.K. Model 41

*RARE H.K. MODEL 41 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 10B712. Cal. 7.62 Nato (308). Fine, ultra-reliable Heckler & Koch Model 41 with 18-1/2″ bbl, including flash hider. The metal is a black phosphate finish with protected post front sight and a 400 meter rear sight. Mounted with black synthetic buttstock, pistol grip & forearm. Left side of frame is marked “MADE IN GERMANY FOR / SANTA FE DIVISION / GOLDEN STATE ARMS CORPORATION / PASADENA-CALIFORNIA-U.S.A.” with the caliber marking below. In the top center is the Santa Fe logo. Safety is on the left side above the grip. Accompanied by an orig H.K. brown leather sling and one orig magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-40931 JR255 (2,000-3,000)

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1050

*SCARCE BENELLI M3 SUPER 90 SEMI-AUTO/PUMP SHOTGUN. SN M149729. Cal. 12 ga. Matte black finish with 20″ bbl, 3-dot sight system and top folding tube stock with orig factory recoil pad. This is a most unusual shotgun that operates not only as a pump but will also function as a semi-auto. It has an extended magazine that holds up to seven 2-3/4″ rds or six 3″ rds plus one in the chamber making this, indeed, an extremely formidable combat or police entry shotgun. Shotgun is fitted with a rubber pistol grip and sling loops. The Benelli action with its bolt recoil buffer is very pleasant to shoot even with heavy hunting loads. Accompanied by its orig Styrofoam lined, red & white cardboard box and its orig owner’s manual in three languages. CONDITION: Shotgun is new & unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory matte finish. Box is slightly worn but completely intact. Altogether a fine new shotgun. 4-40577 JR76 (2,000-3,000)

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1051

RARE AUTHENTIC, UNALTERED SPRINGFIELD ARMORY KRAG MODEL 1892 MILITARY RIFLE. SN 9212. Cal. .30 US (30-40.) Standard Krag rifle with 29-1/2″ bbl, pedestal front sight and 1,800 yd. military ladder rear sight. Receiver has usual markings with the date “1894”. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves in the forestock and a short hand guard from receiver to rear band. Front band/bayonet lug has dbl straps with special cut for the cleaning rod mortised into the tip of the forestock. Front band also has a stacking swivel and the middle band has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the butt stock. Butt stock is fitted with an orig smooth, steel buttplate without trap. Left side of the wrist has a legible cartouche and the date “1895”. Bottom of the wrist has the “P” in a circle proof. Bottom half of the forestock is grooved and has an original 2nd type slotted-head cleaning rod. Extractor does not have a hold-open pin nor is the receiver notched for a hold-open pin. Very few of these rare rifles survive today, most having been converted with model 1896 improvements with the solid cleaning rod eliminated in favor of a jointed rod in a trap under the buttplate. This rifle appears to be correct and original in all respects. This is an extremely rare and desirable U.S. Military collectible, almost never encountered in complete and orig configuration. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a plum-blue patina overall with receiver, side plate and cartridge box a mottled black patina. Front band retains 30-40% thin orig blue with the balance turning plum. Middle band retains traces orig blue with the balance a blue-brown patina. Trigger guard and buttplate are a dark brown patina. Stock has the obligatory cracks behind the bottom corners of the cut-outs for the side plate and cartridge box and a hairline in the hand guard back of the rear sight, otherwise wood is sound with handling and use, nicks, dings & scratches showing heavy wear around the receiver with a small gouge in the hand guard and heavy wear at the rear edge and overall retains a fine, hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong, dark, corrosive ammo bore. 4-40847 JR265 (5,000-7,000)

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1052

*EXTRAORDINARY AND RARE PROTOTYPE/EXPERIMENTAL SEMI-AUTO MILITARY RIFLE BASED LOOSELY ON THE 1903 SPRINGFIELD. SN NONE. Cal. Presumed to be 30-06. Extremely unusual prototype rifle with all metal in-the-white. Bbl appears to be from a 1903 Springfield with Ordnance bomb and the date “2-06”. The front nomenclature is covered by the front sight collar or was machined away to accommodate the special front sight. Bbl is 24″, rnd, with tall barleycorn front sight and an unusual 1900 yard ladder rear sight with stepped base marked to 600 yards and the ladder 700-1900 yards. Sight base is about 2-7/8″ long x 7/8″ wide and mounted with two common screws. The slide on the staff is about 1-3/8″ long x 3/8″ wide x 5/16″ thick, serrated on left end with a spring loaded push button on right end which releases the slide to change the elevation and then locks into notches on inside of right arm of the staff. Receiver resembles a heavy Model 1903 that is about 6-7/8″ long with a solid rear bridge that has a radiused lightning groove over the top and left side of receiver has a lightning groove. The cutoff is built into a housing on left side of the rear bridge with a long oval checkered pad which mounts forward and is retained with a screw from the top. Below & behind the cutoff housing is the special mount for the special receiver sight. Receiver is without a gas relief port. Bolt appears to have a Springfield body with square shoulder handle with an unusual shroud which is connected to two steel rods which pass through recesses in the receiver and connect to the gas system inside the forearm. Striker has a knurled rim with a sear extension off the bottom which fits into a groove in the receiver to contact the trigger. The special rear sight is similar to a Lyman receiver sight with long, split slide which has a swinging arm attached to the top with detent notches which locks it into place either out of the way parallel with the axis of the bolt or perpendicular, 90 degrees from the bolt. The slide is adjustable for elevation by means of a checkered spring loaded button on rear edge and adjustable windage by a knurled micrometer style knob on the extended bbl of the cross slide. The sight aperture itself is equally unusual in that in one position it is a peep sight and when rotated 180 degrees becomes a v-notch open sight. Front sight is also most unusual in that it is a solid machined sleeve with integral barleycorn front blade and a yoke off the left side which contains a spring loaded swinging arm that folds out of the way to the right allowing use of the normal rear sight. However when extended out to the left and locked into its detent, exposes a separate barleycorn sight for use with the extended receiver sight. All of the foregoing is simply part of this unusual rifle which has an apparatus attached to the top of the wrist of the stock which is a dbl steel wire frame which attaches to the top tang and extends to the rear into a steel fixture in the comb of the stock which prevents the shooter from extending his head & face into the path of the bolt in semi-auto mode. The rear part of the top tang has a metal thumb rest which prevents the shooter’s thumb from rising into the path of the rearward traveling bolt. It is readily apparent that rifle is gas operated as it displays a rudimentary gas cylinder at the end of the forearm with what appears to be gas ports through a hole in bottom of bayonet lug and a small steel insert just above the middle band which has several small vent holes. The bottom forward portion of the forestock has an inlaid metal fixture with a large, flush mounted screw that is safety wired in place and is, what appears to be, a rudimentary adjustable gas system. The floorplate & trigger guard are custom built with a metal floorplate that is screwed in place onto the trigger plate which has a welded oval trigger guard. The stock is extra wide up to the rear band apparently to clear the operating rods which make the bolt function. The middle stock band is flat machine steel with beveled edges and a permanently mounted sling loop with a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttplate is slightly convex with a mild convex shape, made of smooth steel mounted by means of two screws. No attempt was made to disassemble this rifle due to the complexity of the mechanisms and lack of knowledge of how it is to be disassembled without damaging any of the parts. Accompanied by two copies of the Springfield Research Newsletter U.S. Martial Arms Collector of April 2006 and August 2007. The 2007 issue shows photographs of this same rifle but offers no additional help in its function. The 2006 issue shows photographs and a writeup regarding another experimental semi-auto rifle. Altogether an exciting and unusual rifle that requires substantial additional research and examination to determine the actual function of the various mechanisms and its place in the development of follow-on semi-auto rifles. CONDITION: Appears to be fine & functional although no testing or detailed examination was possible. Overall retains about all of its orig bright metal finish with a few scattered spots of discoloration. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics appear to be fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-40038 JR243 (50,000-100,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1930 INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1314160. Cal. 30-06. Extremely rare and possibly the only known 1930 International Match rifle. Built on a special 1903 receiver with 30″ tapered rnd bbl that measures 1.250″ at the receiver and about .752″ at the muzzle. These dimensions are basically identical to the “T” series rifles with the stepped muzzle end and a heavy International front sight base mounted with Lyman globe front sight. Bbl & front receiver ring are drilled & tapped for target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl, under forestock, is hand stamped with the star gauge number “1300”. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48-S micrometer adjustable receiver sight with target knobs. Bolt body, bolt handle and extractor are polished bright with a headless cocking piece. Trigger is regulation 2-stage military trigger with a light crisp pull. Rifle is mounted in an uncheckered American walnut, Swiss-style Schuetzen 1-pc stock that is solid through the receiver area, not cut for the magazine well, therefore effectively rendering this rifle into a sgl shot. Forestock is of medium weight with rounded edges and without grasping grooves and has a sliding sling rail on bottom. The Springfield trigger guard plate has been ground flat with a steel block welded into the rear end which is threaded as a rear mounting hole for the Springfield Armory cast brass Style “A” finger stall. Right side of the wrist, adjacent to the receiver, has an elaborate Swiss-style stippled thumb rest and has a heavy dished Swiss/Germanic-style cheekpiece on the left side with a carved ram’s horn design on the right side. Butt is fitted with an adjustable Swiss Schuetzen steel buttplate. Brass finger stall is mounted with its orig McDougal-style adjustable ball palm rest. This exact rifle is pictured on p. 134 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy and is readily identifiable by the grain patterns in the buttstock and the fit of the Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter identifying this rifle as a Style “T” sold to a Mr. Freeman O. Peterson of Warren, PA on April 25, 1930. Consignor states that this may be the only one of these rare rifles remaining in unaltered orig condition. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong dark orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains most of its orig arsenal blue with a light rub on left side of receiver ring and faint sharp edge wear elsewhere. Stock has a short pressure crack near front end of trigger plate and a small old nick in edge of cheekpiece, otherwise is completely sound and retains most of its orig oil finish. Finger stall has a wonderful dark mellow brass patina and palm rest is crisp & clean, retaining most of its orig arsenal blue on metal and oil finish on walnut ball. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39218 (19,000-24,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 TYPE B HEAVY BARREL INTERNATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 1285607. Cal. 30-06. Possibly the only known Type B International Match rifle in private hands and documented by Brophy, this rifle has 28″ heavy rnd bbl without front sight. Top of bbl and receiver ring are mounted with target scope blocks. Bottom of bbl, under the wood, is stamped with the star gauge number “SA / 512”. Receiver has usual markings and the bolt body is polished bright. Rails, however, remain blue. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight. Trigger is service type 2-stage that has a clean crisp break. Trigger guard, floorplate & follower are standard issue service equipment. Mounted in the unusual Type B 1-pc walnut stock that was made from a sporting type half stock, uncheckered without grasping grooves and has had a heavy Swiss style cheekpiece mortised into the comb and secured with two screws. Butt is mounted with a steel adjustable Swiss buttplate with medium prongs. Forestock is secured with a smooth band that has sling loop with corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Front of pistol grip is marked with a “P” in a circle proof. This rifle is pictured, both sides, on p. 138 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identified by serial number. The caption to these photographs states “One of three known unusual Springfield Armory heavy barrel style “B” international-type rifles”. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of their strong orig Armory finish with only slight sharp edge wear. Bolt body & handle retain most of their bright polish. Trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their orig Armory blue finish, moderately thinned. Stock has minor separation in the laminated area of the cheekpiece and a grain check on left side of forestock, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig dark Armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39216 (13,000-18,000)

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*PAIR OF SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL TOOL ROOM HEAVY TARGET RIFLES BUILT FOR WORLD FAMOUS TARGET SHOOTER, CAPT. E.C. CROSSMAN. 1)SN 1254449 Cal. 30-06. Special heavy tool room made International Match style rifle with 30″ tapered heavy rnd bbl that has an integral raised front sight base with dovetail containing a Lyman globe sight. Bbl is unmarked on the top but is hand stamped on bottom under forestock “J77 / OB / 3324-13”. Bbl is fitted with two machined collars that are possibly integral with the bbl that have integral scope bases containing a Fecker telescope target sight. Receiver is a standard Springfield 1903 action mounted with a Lyman 48S sight and has a polished bright bolt body & handle. It has standard shroud with headless striker. Receiver & trigger guard are mounted with a Woody dbl set trigger. Left side of trigger and outside bottom rear of trigger guard are stamped “67”. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard issue Springfield 1903 machined steel with the cartridge box having a steel plate screwed into left side onto which is mounted a fixed follower that has been machined flat, effectively creating a sgl shot rifle. Front tang of trigger guard is hand scratched, probably with a knife point, “4 + 1/16 / ABOVE / NEAR / 0” and trigger bow has two small holes. Mounted in a Springfield Armory-made half-stock similar to the later sporter model with grasping groove forestock and capped pistol grip with a custom grip filler on front edge. Buttplate is checkered, lightly curved steel with a reversible toe hook mounted under the toe. Accompanied by a Springfield Research Service letter and copy of the Springfield Armory record which identifies this rifle as having been sold April 9, 1923 to Capt. E.C. Crossman, Los Angeles, CA. The body of the letter states that the records indicate “that Capt. Crossman was a famous authority on the Springfield rifle, who had excellent connections at Springfield Armory and was able to get special work done there.” 2)SN 2022. Cal. 22. Extraordinarily rare and unusual Springfield Armory tool room-made heavy International style target rifle with 30″ tapered heavy rnd bbl with special heavy collar front sight base pinned in place, similar to “T”-series rifles with dovetail occupied by a Winchester globe sight. Bbl is mounted with two collars that may be integral or applied and have integral target scope base dovetails. Receiver is a standard M1922 model with orig dual striker firing pin in bolt body having the long throw for ejection and is mounted with a Lyman 48 sight. Bolt has standard shroud with headless striker. Receiver and trigger guard are mounted with Woody dbl set triggers. The magazine well of the trigger guard is without floorplate, follower or magazine attachments and has a plate screwed to the inside with a steel mount which contains a cork ball palm rest of a style observed on other Springfield Armory target rifles which are also pictured in the referenced publication. Mounted in an orig Armory half stock without reinforcing bolts, with checkered flat pistol grip and a semi-crescent serrated aluminum buttplate identical to others pictured in the referenced publication. Forestock is without grasping grooves as has been noted in early sporters and tool room pieces. The above referenced Springfield Research Service letter in item #1 also mentions this rifle and notes “that the serial number of this rifle falls within the range of a group of Cal. .22 International Match rifles; therefore I would expect No. 2022 to be an authentic example of this rare model.” It should be noted that Capt. E.C. Crossman was an internationally famous target shooter and one of the more knowledgeable individuals as regards Springfield rifles. He and Col. William S. Brophy were close personal friends as was Capt. Crossman’s son, Col. Edward B. Crossman. Capt. Crossman is pictured on p. 139 and p. 507 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Accompanying this lot is a copy of a letter from Col. E.B. Crossman to Mr. Brophy regarding these two rifles wherein Col. Crossman states that in 1947 he consigned a number of his father’s rifles to two different dealers for disposition and has no recollection of what he may have consigned to which dealer and has no recollection of these two pieces. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection; Capt. E.C. Crossman; Richard C. Ware Collection; Richard Ellis Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong glossy orig arsenal blue with minor handling & storage marks. Receiver retains most of its orig armory finish, slightly thinned on receiver ring. Trigger guard retains about 85% glossy orig blue turning slightly plum on trigger bow. Floorplate is a dull blue. Buttplate retains 75-80% orig blue. Stock has a small chip by the toe hook recess, otherwise is sound with normal handling & use nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore slightly dark in the grooves. Optics are fine. 2) Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain virtually all of their orig armory finish with bolt body and handle polished bright. Trigger guard retains dull orig blue. Stock is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig armory oil finish. Cork ball palm rest retains most of its dark brown finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39222 (45,000-55,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE WITH 8-GROOVE BORE AND WINCHESTER A5 SCOPE. SN 716929. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 6-17” with a flaming bomb in the center. It has standard front sight, rear sight and split front band/bayonet lug with stacking swivel and a grooved rear band with sling loop and a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. It has high, grooved, 1-pc handguard with two spring clips. Bbl and front receiver ring are mounted with scope blocks containing a Winchester A5 scope with sgl post reticle. Receiver has usual markings with milled trigger guard & floorplate and checkered buttplate with trap containing a nickeled brass oiler/cleaning kit. Rifle is mounted in extraordinarily beautiful, uncheckered, tiger-striped American walnut with straight grip. The bore has very rare experimental rapid twist 8-groove rifling which apparently did not progress beyond the experimental stage. This exact rifle is identified by SN and pictured on p. 504 of the book The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy,and the muzzle of the bbl is pictured on p. 557 of the same book. This rifle is ultimately unique with its 8-groove rifled bore and arsenal mount of the Winchester scope. Undoubtedly Springfield was experimenting with accuracy testing possibly for a new sniper rifle. This gun has 8 lands/grooves, not 7 as stated in Brophy’s book on pages 504 & 557, but the image clearly shows 8 grooves. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & bands retain about all of their orig arsenal finish with bright bbl blue. Receiver & bolt retain about 90% strong orig arsenal finish with trigger guard & floorplate retaining most of their bright orig arsenal blue. Wood is sound with a few chips in finish and light handling & storage marks and retains most of its bright varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Scope retains most of its orig factory blue with only some minor rust on top adjustment knob. Optics are fine. 4-39210 (16,000-20,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH BOLT ACTION RIFLES. SN 1182303. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl marked “SA / 2-20” below front sight, with a flaming bomb in center. It has standard Springfield front sight with a Buffington rear sight and usual 1903 markings on receiver ring. The bolt body and receiver rails are polished bright. Mounted in an uncheckered 1-pc walnut stock with straight grip and checkered buttplate with trap. Forestock has grasping grooves with usual split front band/bayonet lug that has stacking swivel and a grooved middle band with sling loop and corresponding sling loop in buttstock. Left side of wrist has a clear, crisp “D.A.L.” cartouche in a rectangle with the “P” in a circle proof below the trigger guard. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel Springfield equipment. Accompanied by an orig duplicate U.S. Army shipping ticket dated Aug. 20, 1920 indicating a “Direct Delivery” to “Clarence J. Varian, / New York Civ. Team”. The block on the form “Name of Station” is filled in “Camp Perry, Ohio”. The warehouse location and most of the date are torn away. Body of the form identifies this rifle, by SN, with a list of accessories and it is signed & dated, in ink, by the esteemed Capt. (later General) Julian S. Hatcher, renowned as a military arms authority, prolific inventor and inveterate shooting authority. The text in the body of the form indicates that this rifle was “stargauged and specially selected for the National Match”. Close examination of the bbl disclosed that there is no star gauge mark on the muzzle nor other markings on the bbl but there is little doubt that this is the orig bbl and is one of the earliest known National Match rifles as they were not commonly available until after the National Matches of 1921. According to The ’03 Springfield Rifles’ Era, Campbell, page 63, the Ordnance Dept ordered 2,500 rifles be selected for the National Matches of 1920, later raised the order to 3,000. The order stated that these rifles were to have the shorter-throated chambers per pre-WWI specifications. A later endorsement, however seems to have changed that order and requested that the barrels be selected as in 1919. This may be the only known, identified National Match rifle that is positively documented to have been issued by Gen. Hatcher. Gen. Hatcher is pictured on pg 278 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, holding a “new .22 gallery practice rifle”. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Metal overall retains most of its original armory finish turning slightly plummy brown on receiver and floorplate with bolt body and extractor retaining generous amounts of orig bright polish. Wood is sound with minor handling & use nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig armory oil finish, hand worn smooth. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39221 (6,500-8,500)

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*VERY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTING TYPE NATIONAL MATCH BOLT ACTION RIFLE NOT CUT FOR LYMAN SIGHT. SN 1481756. Cal. 30-06. Resembling an NRA Sporter this rifle has standard 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA /4-36” below front sight with a flaming bomb in center. It has the standard Buffington type rear sight on an orig 1903 sight sleeve and receiver is not drilled & tapped for the Lyman 48 receiver sight. Mounted in a 1-pc sporter style half stock of uncheckered American walnut without grasping grooves. Front band is a typical grooved sporter style with sling loop & a corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttplate is the checkered steel semi-crescent sporter type. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard machined steel. Top of bbl, between rear sight and bbl band, has the star gauge mark with the number “1937”. Bolt body and receiver rails are polished bright. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 59-60 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, and is identifiable by grain patterns in the wood. While the feature of not having the receiver drilled & tapped or the stock cut for the Lyman 48 sight was offered, it apparently seldom ever ordered and consequently few are known today. PROVENANCE: Bob Rosenthal Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig Armory finish with only front sight base wear from having had a sight hood installed. Wood is completely sound with very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its armory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-39220 (7,000-9,000)

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*SCARCE CZ CIVILIAN/SS GERMAN WWII SNIPER RIFLE. SN 250. Cal. 8mm Mauser. Beautiful commercial CZ rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, typical CZ ramp front sight with silver bead and 2-leaf pedestal mounted express sight, 1-standing, 1-folding. Mounted in a typical early CZ sporting half stock of nicely figured walnut with schnable tip & checkered forestock with checkered capped pistol grip and serrated steel buttplate with single set trigger. The receiver ring bears the early CZ cartouche of the intertwined “C” & “Z” in a circle. Any other markings were obliterated with the installation of claw mounts dovetailed into receiver ring and mounted on rear bridge. No other markings are exposed. Bottom of bbl and bottom flat of receiver, by bbl lug, are stamped with serial number and “SS” runes. Inside the stock, on the adjacent flat, is stamped with the serial number and a Waffenampt that appears to be eagle “17”. The bbl channel has the pencil matching serial number. Buttplate is unnumbered. Additional externally visible matching numbers appear on the cut-off, bolt handle, bolt shroud, striker & safety. Striker also has an indecipherable Waffenampt and “e”. Trigger guard & floorplate are matching numbered with SS runes on floorplate along with a Waffenampt eagle “280”, while trigger guard has a Waffenampt eagle “37”. The trigger bears the number “71” and extractor “28”. The claw mounted scope, that appears to be probably by Hensoldt, with single post reticle is matching numbered with SS runes. There are numerous references to the German army having appropriated civilian sporting rifles and converting them to use as sniper rifles and this rifle certainly fits that profile CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 97-98% strong commercial blue showing very little use & wear on bbl & receiver. Trigger guard & floorplate are a thin plum blue patina. Scope retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some minor flaking on rear eye piece and left side of turret. Optics are clean & clear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40069 JR91 (5,000-10,000)

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*FINE CARL GUSTAFS MODEL 1896 SWEDISH MAUSER. SN 251250. Cal. 6.5 Swede. Standard Swedish Mauser with 29″ rnd bbl, square base, dovetailed barleycorn front sight and 2,000 meter military rear sight. Receiver has standard 1896 markings with the date “1909”. Mounted in a full length 1-pc birch stock with half handguard with nosecap/bayonet lug and a sgl band with sling loop and corresponding sling loop in butt stock. It also has a slotted head ramrod. Right side of butt stock is inlaid with the brass sighting disc and it has a bright, smooth steel buttplate. Left side of the exposed bbl near muzzle has the import mark of Century Arms. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except floorplate which is numbered “394”, all other parts are numbered “250”. The metal retains virtually all of its bright orig arsenal blue with a couple of wear spots on exposed bbl. Bolt, follower & rails retain about all of their orig bright metal finish. Wood is sound with light handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40190 JR251 (300-500)

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*RARE PERSIAN MODEL 98/29 MAUSER WITH MATCHING BAYONET. SN 00625C. Cal. 8mm Mauser. Spectacular long rifle with 29-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with protective ears and 2,000 meter tangent rear sight. Receiver ring has the Persian royal crest with SN in Arabic numbers on left side and inscription in Farsi on left side of receiver identifying this as a Model 1309 made by BRNO. The bolt, shroud, striker & buttplate are in their orig white factory finish. All visible external numbers are matching. Mounted in a matching numbered, nicely figured, varnished, 1-pc walnut stock with grasping grooves and upper handguard. It has a split front band with stacking swivel and a cleaning rod section in the tip. Cleaning rod & bayonet lug are also in the white. Middle band is screw retained with sling loop and corresponding sling loop in butt stock. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered German made bayonet with 15-3/4″ blade, wood grip panels and blued steel sheath. Blade, bbl band/hand guard, tang & pommelhilt are in the white. According to Mauser Military Rifles of the World 4th Edition, Ball, Persia (Iran) ordered 180,000 of these rifles from BRNO in Czechoslovakia who produced them from 1931-1938 but was unable to complete the order before Czechoslovakia was overrun by Germany. Few of these scarce rifles show up in the U.S. and very few are in new, unused condition. The SN on right side of the rear receiver bridge is applied in electric pencil as “C00625” when in fact the Arabic numbers are “52600C” if read from left to right as in normal Arabic writing. If read from right to left which this cataloger is unclear about, it would read “00625C”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all visible numbers matching including bayonet, appears to be unfired. All blue parts have brilliant, bright, orig factory blue with all “in the white” parts having crisp clear & clean metal. Stock is sound with a series of small dings, about 5/8″ x 1/2″ on right side of butt stock, otherwise just minor handling & storage marks in varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is equally new. 4-40257 JR92 (1,000-1,500)

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*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL MATCH M1 GARAND. SN 5380102. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl, marked “NM” on left side near muzzle & over chamber area, which is dated “9-54”. Gas cylinder & sights are also National Match, however op rod is not marked. Mounted in extremely fine matching walnut stock & handguards with a “P” proof on wrist and glass bedding around receiver. It has a checkered sheet metal buttplate with trap. Left side of wrist has “DCM” eagle cartouche. Accompanied by an orig short Garand bayonet marked “AFH” and “US” with a flaming bomb with an orig Fiberglas sheath. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its orig arsenal finish to both metal & wood with fine greenish parkerizing on metal & beautiful oil finish on stock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is fine. 4-40790 (2,000-3,000)

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*LARGE GROUPING OF FIREARMS & KNIVES, THE PROPERTY OF GEN. MARK W. CLARK. SN 1) 363378; 2) 551637; 3) 2214959; 4) 25766. The following grouping of items all belong to and are from the estate of 4-star Gen. Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984). Gen. Clark was a graduate of Westpoint in April 1917 having entered the academy at age 17 but apparently missed time due to illness. Upon graduation he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and was assigned duty in France in WWI with the 11th Infantry where he was wounded in action. Due to the rapidly expanding U.S. Army in WWI he rose rapidly through the ranks from being commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in April 1917 to 1st Lieutenant on May 15 and to Captain on Aug. 5, 1917. Between WWI and WWII he served in various capacities and was promoted to Major in Jan. 1933 and to Lt. Colonel on July 1, 1940. On Aug. 4, 1941 he was jump-promoted two grades to Brig. General and made Asst. Chief of Staff for the Army in Washington. In Jan. 1942 he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Army Ground Forces and became its Chief of Staff. In June 1942 he was assigned as Commanding Genneral II Corps in England and a month later became Commanding General, Army Forces European Theater of Operations and promoted to Major General. In Oct. 1942 Gen. Clark became the Deputy Commander in Chief of Allied Forces in the North African Theater where he planned and directed the training of units for the invasion of North Africa, known as Operation Torch. On Oct. 21-22, 1942 after having been landed by submarine in North Africa he negotiated the surrender and cooperation of the Vichy French after which he was promoted to Lt. General on Nov. 11, 1942. When the U.S. created its first Field Army overseas, the U.S. Fifth Army, Gen. Clark was made its Commanding General with the task of training units for the invasion of Italy in Sept. 1943. Gen. Clark was the one who gave the orders for the bombing and destruction of the Abbey at Monte Cassino, what was to become a very famous battle about which several movies were made. Although Gen. Clark and his Chief of Staff were unconvinced of the “military necessity” of this bombing & destruction they, nevertheless, carried out orders. In June 1944 Gen. Clark captured & liberated Rome in contravention of orders which allowed several German units to escape and reinforced the Gothic line. In Dec. 1944 Gen. Clark became the Commander of 15th Army Group which placed him in command of all allied ground troops in Italy. He was promoted to 4-star General on March 10, 1945, the youngest officer to reach both 3-star rank and 4-star rank. At the end of the war he was the Commander of Allied Forces in Italy then became the U.S. High Commissioner of Austria and later served as Deputy to the U.S. Secretary of State. Returning to the U.S. in June 1947 Gen. Clark was assigned to command the 6th Army at the Presidio of San Francisco. On May 12, 1952 Gen. Clark took over command of the United Nations forces in Korea and it was he who signed the cease fire agreement with North Korea in 1953. He retired from the Army in 1954 and served as the President of the Citadel, Charleston, SC until 1966. Gen. Clark earned a number of very high ranking U.S. Military medals, among which were the Distinguished Service Cross, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. He was also awarded many very high ranking foreign medals. It appears that the majority of the items being sold in this lot were gifts to Gen. Clark during his service in North Africa & Italy. 1) *Colt Model 1903 Semi-Auto pistol. Cal. 32 ACP. SN 363378. Blue finish with about 50% coverage after market engraving, undoubtedly by either a military person with engraving skills or a local Italian engraver. Engraving consists of heavy foliate arabesque scrolls with line borders and a diamond shape on top of the slide. Left side of slide has an open panel with the engraved signature “Mark W. Clark” and four gold inlaid stars. Right side of the slide, forward of the ejection port is a representation of the 5th Army Corps shoulder patch. Pistol is mounted with faux ivory grips and accompanied by one unmarked all blue magazine. Also accompanied by a blue/green baize covered gray satin lined hinged lid box with the Llama trademark embossed inside the lid. Bottom is compartmented for the pistol and a spare magazine with the cloissonne pin representing the 5th Army Corps. 2) *Colt Model 1903 Semi-Auto Pistol. Cal. 32 ACP. SN 551637. All blue finish with standard markings & fixed sights with rampant Colt/Colt eye hard rubber grips, missing its magazine. 3) *Standard Products M1 Carbine Semi-Auto Military Rifle. Cal. 30 Carbine. SN 2214959. Standard early carbine with 18″ Underwood bbl dated “2-44”, without bayonet lug and early features including flat bolt and push button safety. The sling cut in the buttstock has a small Ordnance wheel & flaming bomb with the number “10”. Bottom of grip has a “P” in a circle proof. The wood is very nicely varnished. Left side of stock, below rear sight, is inlaid with a 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ silver plaque inscribed with black enamel filled lettering “M.W.C.” over an inscription in what appears to be Arabic. Very likely this carbine was inscribed & presented to Gen. Clark during his tour of duty in North Africa. 4) *Scarce Mannlicher Schoenauer Model 1903 Carbine. Cal. 6.5 Norm. (6.5X54). SN 25766. Beautiful little carbine with 18″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp mounted, dovetailed front sight with German silver blade and 2-leaf express rear sight. It has dbl set triggers and the trigger bow is inlaid in heavy gold block letters “MWC”. Mounted in extra finish, very highly figured French walnut with full length stock that has raised side panels and checkered forestock with checkered pistol grip that has what appears to be a tortoise shell grip cap. Buttstock has a European cheekpiece and serrated steel buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod and two other empty holes. Forestock has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the buttstock. Undoubtedly this was presented to Gen. Clark when he was the U.S. High Commissioner of Austria. 5) Medium sized Indian kukri with presentation. Indian kukri with 12-1/2″ curved blade with blade breaker near the handle. It has a brass ferrule and carved wood handle with flared butt and a brass grip cap. Accompanied by its orig leather covered wood sheath with steel tip and the two tiny sharpening knives in their pockets inside the sheath. Face of sheath has a 2-5/8″ x 2″ brass plaque inscribed “GENERAL MARK W. CLARK / commanding / ALLIED ARMIES IN ITALY / from / MAJ. GEN. D. RUSSELL / commanding / 8TH INDIAN DIVISION / 1944”. At the top of the plaque is what appears to be two shamrocks & a 4-leaf clover. Very likely this was a presentation to Gen. Clark, again during his tour in North Africa. 6) Small tourist kukri. Small kukri with 6″ curved blade, hand etched on right side “INDIA”. Accompanied by its orig leather covered wood sheath with two tiny sharpening knives in their small pockets. Large knife has nickeled brass fittings with a horn handle and a lion face pommel. 7) North African souvenir quality curved dagger. Fine Moroccan style dagger with 9″ narrow curved blade with wood handle & nicely decorated curved metal sheath with hangers and matching decorated ferrule with a matching engraved decorative pommel. One side of the sheath is engraved “AU. GENERAL / MARK W. CLARK” and the other side “SOUVENIR DE ZEMMAMA ET SBTI”, undoubtedly another North African souvenir obtained during his war duties there. 8) Another similar North African Dagger with 9-3/8″ curved blade. Metal sheath and wood & metal handle all highly decorated with hangers on the sheath. One side of the sheath is engraved “J.K. KOUJDA 1943”. One side of blade is engraved “M.L.L. / LONDON”. 9) Two 5th Army Corps shoulder patches. One is red, white & blue, probably WWII vintage, and the other is OD & black, modern vintage. CONDITION: 1) Very fine. Overall retains about all of a fine blue finish applied after engraving. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. Magazine has one small ding and some light surface etching. Box shows wear and light soil. 2) Extremely fine, near new, may be unfired. Overall retains about 98% crisp orig blue with a couple of minor scratches and faint sharp edge wear. Grips show moderate wear and may not be orig to this pistol. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 3) Extremely fine. Probably unfired, retains virtually all of its orig gray/green Parkerized finish on metal and fine custom varnish on the stock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4) Very fine to extremely fine. Metal retains about 98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage mars in the finish and overall retains about all of its fine orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 5) Fine to very fine. Knife shows sharpening but is fine. Sheath has small handling & storage nicks & scratches and light wear. Plaque is a medium brass patina. 6) Fair to good. Knife blades have light surface corrosion, horn handle has a couple of bug bites, sheath shows light wear. 7) Very fine. Blade has a couple of spots of light corrosion. Handle has lost most of its finish to flaking. 8) Very fine. 9) Both patches are new. 4-40892 JR322 (27,500-37,500)

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Revised: 9/15/2010

CORRECTION: “JKC” inspectors initials are not for Col. John K. Christmas, but are for John K Clement.

*EXTREMELY RARE SINGER MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN S800332. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl that has a “P” proof on top left rear side of bbl lug. Slide is marked on left side “S. MFG. CO. / ELIZABETH, N.J., U.S.A.”. Top of slide, forward of rear sight has a “P” proof with the leg pointing forward. Left side of frame has an identical “P” proof just above the magazine release and the “JKC” (Lt. Col. John K. Christmas) inspector initials behind and above the trigger opening. Right side of the frame, slightly above and to the right of the grip, is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” with the SN below. Pistol has an arched mainspring housing with fine checkered back strap, a long spur grip safety and short wide hammer spur. Mounted with orig unaltered Singer brown plastic grips without donuts around the screw holes and no reinforcing on the inside. Accompanied by one orig Singer magazine and two Colt commercial magazines. Also accompanied by a WWII era brown flap holster with “US” embossed on the flap and two 20-rd boxes of WWII 45 ACP ammunition with head stamps “RA 41”. Additionally accompanied by a small tin box containing a pair of military issue metal frame yellow lens goggles and a small tin of three Trojan prophylactics. This is believed to be one of the finest Singer pistols to come to market in recent years. This pistol and accessories is consigned from a Northeast family who inherited it from their Father, a WWII veteran. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig blue with slight muzzle end wear on the slide and a small series of nicks on top of the slide just forward of the ejection port. Temper line is readily visible. Frame also shows light front edge wear with a couple of thin spots on the front strap and a couple more on trigger bow, otherwise blue is dark & strong. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue, thinning over the skirt & chamber area with some light wear toward the muzzle. Grips have a chipped diamond and a couple of small bruises on right side, otherwise show only light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Orig magazine has a couple of wear spots on the sides with some minor use wear around the top and overall retains about 95% strong orig blue. Two commercial magazines are very fine. Cartridge boxes are still sealed but show moderate wear with the visible ammunition crisp & clean. Metal box & goggles are extremely fine. Prophylactics are crystallized & fragile, tin is fine. 4-40968 JR277 (20,000-35,000)

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*RARE EARLY COLT MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 305. Cal. 45 ACP. Usual configuration with 5″ bbl that is completely unmarked and without proof marks. Slide has a slightly altered orig thin front sight and rnd top, V-notch rear sight. Left side of slide has usual markings with last patent date “1911” and has the rampant Colt in a broken circle at left rear. Right side of slide is marked “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY”. Forward left side of frame has usual “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” marking and “WGP” (Maj. Walter G. Penfield) inspector initials. Right forward side of frame has SN. Magazine release has the early style, orig dimpled end and it is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. Magazine is a WWII style “L” code replacement. This pistol was part of the first 500-gun contract for the U.S. Army and has the early commercial style bright blue finish. The bbl is probably correct to this pistol as it also has bright blue on the forward half of outer diameter. Firing pin retainer is the early type with rounded edge and rear of slide at the top of firing pin retainer slot is marked with a tiny “H”. The top of frame is stamped with a tiny “H” and a “1” just above the disconnector hole which, according to information found on p. 168 of U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894 – 1920, Meadows, did not occur until approx. SN 400. Hammer, thumb safety, grip safety, main spring housing and main spring housing pin are of the very earliest types. Slide lock is apparently orig to this pistol with high polish blue finish & machine cut checkering. Recoil spring plug is also of the early type without a punched lug. Bbl bushing is also early style with high polish blue on the face and the grip screws are of the early thin-head style. These early 1911s are simply very rare and to find one in near 100% orig condition is a great rarity. It appears the only visible non-orig parts are the magazine & recoil spring guide. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall appears to be orig except as noted above, no internal disassembly was affected to check for additional early orig parts. Slide retains 80-85% glossy orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear with some minor flaking on bottom of spring bump. Sight is altered as noted. Frame retains 90%+ glossy orig blue with some slight thinning to front strap and minor sharp edge wear and a small scrape on each side of forward part of frame. Grip safety retains thin orig blue and the flat main spring housing is a blue/gray patina. Grips show light to moderate wear with a few flattened diamonds and are completely sound. Bbl retains about 75% glossy orig blue with some minor wear from bushing and a small gouge on right side. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Replacement magazine has several rough spots. 4-40462 JR44 (4,000-7,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1900 SIGHT SAFETY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 2081. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, thin half moon front sight and rear sight in the hammer block safety. Slide has forward serrations with Browning’s Patent and Colt address markings on left side with rampant Colt in a circle at left rear end. Right side of slide has usual markings “AUTOMATIC COLT / CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. Mounted with smooth walnut grip panels with bright fire blued screws through German silver escutcheons. Accompanied by one nickeled magazine with patent marked base. Finish on this pistol is high luster Colt charcoal blue with color case hardened straight spur hammer & sight safety in the top rear of the slide. Trigger, screws & pins are all bright fire blued. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 3,500 of these fine pistols were produced in the period 1900-1903. This is Colt’s first attempt with a semi-auto pistol which was met with instant acceptance by the buying public with about 250 pistols were purchased by the Army & Navy. They usually saw hard service with limited maintenance and are rarely found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% glossy, bright, orig factory blue with some dulling on the sides of the slide and a few light chemical spots on left side of front sight. Bottom forward part of frame, right toe of grip & about 30% of the back strap are the major losses from flaking, not wear. The loss areas are a medium patina. Hammer & sight safety retain most of their orig factory case colors, strong & bright on rear edge of hammer & sides of sight. Magazine retains about all of its bright orig nickel with some halos around the holes in the sides. Grips are sound with a few very minor scratches and overall retain most of their orig factory varnish with some light soil on bottom edges. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This is very likely a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the finest Model 1900 Colts available. 4-40942 JR245 (11,000-15,000)

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*EXCEPTIONAL COLT MODEL 1902 MILITARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 41194. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6″ bbl, fixed sights and usual slide markings with rampant Colt at left rear and rear slide serrations. Hammer is color case hardened with checkered spur and it has a slide lock on left side with a lanyard stud & loop in left heel. Mounted with 2-pc “COLT” marked rampant Colt hard rubber grips and is accompanied by one orig all blue magazine with marked base. There were a total of about 18,000 of these early semi-auto pistols produced in period 1902-1929. They gained immediate acceptance with the public and 200 were sold to the U.S. Army. These fine pistols remained in service well into the 1950s having found great favor with target shooters due to their inherent accuracy from the locked bbl system. They are rarely found today in orig unaltered condition with much orig factory finish. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains 98-99% strong, dark, orig factory blue with only faint muzzle end wear on slide and extreme faint sharp edge wear. Hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors. Grips are crisp with only one small nick on right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40595 JR53 (2,000-3,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1905 CIVILIAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 4125. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, standard fixed sights with thin half moon front sight and round top V-notch rear sight. Slide has standard markings with rampant Colt in a circle at left rear end. Hammer is color case hardened with checkered spur and it is mounted with diamond checkered walnut grip panels. Accompanied by one all blue magazine with unmarked base. Approx. 6,100 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1905-1911 when they were supplanted by the advent of the Model 1911. 201 of this production were sold to the U.S. Government with the balance sold to other contracts and on the civilian market. As with its predecessor, the Model 1905 was instantly accepted as a self-defense side arm and usually saw extensive and heavy service. They are rarely found today retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong, crisp, dark orig factory blue with only slight muzzle end wear on slide and very minor sharp edge wear elsewhere. There is one small spot of cleaned rust with fine pitting on top of slide and a couple of small thin spots on front strap. Hammer retains about all of its brilliant case colors. Grips are sound with some lightly flattened diamonds and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-40580 JR55 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE COLT MODEL 1903 U.S. PROPERTY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL SHIPPED TO THE OSS. SN 560695. Cal. 32 ACP. Scarce blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, marked on right side “COLT 32 AUTO” with usual address & patent markings and rampant Colt on left side and usual marking on right side. Right side of frame, just above the trigger guard is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips with silver Colt medallions and accompanied by one full-blue magazine with marked base. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 32 with 3-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, sold to the United States Gov’t and shipped to Property Officer, Supply Division, Office of Strategic Services, Fowler Bldg., Rosslyn, VA, on Sept. 26, 1944 to Order #4420 in a shipment of 900 same type pistols. Similar pistols issued to General Officers or sold to other military officers by the government are not an uncommon occurrence and are encountered fairly regularly. However blue finish caliber 32 pistols are quite scarce and those sold to the OSS are extremely scarce. Most of the OSS pistols were issued to operatives & agents conducting behind the lines reconnaissance, sabotage and other dangerous missions in enemy territory during WWII. The Office of Strategic Services, under the auspices of Col. Wild Bill Donovan became a force to be reckoned with in creating mayhem and gathering intelligence behind enemy lines. Subsequent to WWII the OSS was converted from a military to civilian organization that today is known as the Central Intelligence Agency. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with some thinning on the slide, muzzle & sharp edge wear and a worn spot on right rear of slide. Front strap is a little thin and turning plum, otherwise frame retains strong bright blue. Right grip has several mashed diamonds otherwise grips are sound showing light wear. Some unknowing person, in attempting to disassemble the pistol, used pliers on the front bbl boss but created little damage. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40943 JR246 (2,750-3,750)

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*EXTRAORDINARY COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 70777. Cal. 455 Eley. High polish blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and usual markings with last patent date “1905” and British proofs on bbl, frame & cylinder. Rampant Colt is stamped on sideplate and it is mounted with “COLT” in an oval hard rubber grips, serial numbered to this revolver, and has a lanyard stud & loop in butt strap containing a braided OD colored cotton lanyard. Top strap is engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO / LONDON. W.”. Hammer has bright polished sides with royal blued top & back edges. Accompanied by a period commercial brown leather flap holster with strap & brass stud closure. Rear of holster has one wide belt loop and it has a sewn in toe plug. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains about 97-98% strong orig glossy factory blue with only slight muzzle edge and sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp with a few mashed diamonds on right side and a tiny chip on bottom left edge and are turning slightly chocolate. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is equally new with slightly crackled flap and a few minor nicks & scratches. 4-40597 JR54 (2,000-3,000)

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*FINE EARLY SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1917 ARMY DA REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER. SN 88413. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Top of bbl has 2-line address with last patent date “1909”. Left side of bbl is marked “S&W D.A. 45”. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips and has usual Army markings on butt strap with Ordnance Corps flaming bomb on left side of frame by cylinder and the Springfield eagle on left rear web of trigger guard. It has a lanyard stud & loop in butt strap. Accompanied by a G. & K. 1918 “US” marked flap holster with buckskin thong. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including bbl & cyl, grips are unnumbered. Overall retains about 98% bright commercial blue with bright case colors on hammer and faded case colors on trigger. Grips are sound with minor handling & storage marks and retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster has been oiled and is fine. 4-40588 JR71 (1,000-2,000)

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*FINE WEBLEY MARK VI DA REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER. SN 225929. Cal. 455. Blue finish with 6″ ribbed, flat side bbl, front sight on pedestal and V-notch rear sight in bbl latch. Mounted with 2-pc diamond checkered hard rubber grips and has a lanyard stud & ring in butt strap with an OD color braided cotton lanyard. Left side of frame & top strap have usual markings & proof marks with date “1916”. There are tiny broad arrow military acceptance stamps on all various parts. Accompanied by an orig “FINNIGANS LTD” marked British issued style flap holster also dated “1916”. While the Mark VI revolver was produced in large quantities they are rarely found in unfired condition and unaltered. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cylinder. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig factory blue with only faint muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grips & lanyard are crisp. Holster is equally new with only a few minor scratches. 4-40223 JR49 (2,500-4,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE BITTNER SELF-LOADING PISTOL. SN 1010.98. Cal. 7.7 mm. Extremely rare pistol, blue & color case hardened with 6″ rnd to oct bbl, tall pinched blade front sight and matted top flat on bbl. Rear sight is mounted to top of frame and is graduated to 150 meters. Pistol is extremely unusual with all metal color case hardened except bbl which is blue. Pistol functions from an open bolt configuration and is fed from a spring clip inserted from the top which, when empty, falls from bottom slot. With the clip inserted the bolt is in its normal position, retracted fully to the rear and is operated with a ring trigger which causes the bolt to travel forward stripping a cartridge from clip into the chamber. When ring trigger is fully retracted the firing trigger is allowed to pass through a slot in back of ring and is depressed by the operator’s finger through the ring causing the pistol to discharge. The forward part of the frame resembles a Bergmann Model 1896 No. 3 with metal frame and checkered wood panels. The grip is sharply angled, birdhead in shape with checkered walnut grip panels, flared at top and with a lanyard stud in the butt. Only about 500 of these rare pistols were produced in 1893. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish with blue turning slightly plum and brilliant case colors on frame, somewhat faded on front & back straps. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40581 JR60 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE BERGMANN MODEL 1896 NO. 2 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1195. Cal. 5 mm Bergmann. Blue finish with 2-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, tiny pedestal mounted dovetailed front sight and fixed rear sight attached to the bolt knob. Pistol is about 7-1/2″ long x about 4-1/2″ high, flat sided and mounted with “B” logo diamond checkered hard rubber grips and has an integral lanyard loop in butt strap. This pistol is the standard circular trigger guard model and, although more common that the folding trigger model, is still a very rare pistol. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig factory blue with light muzzle & sharp edge wear. Trigger & hammer retain most of their orig straw colors and the safety most of its orig fire blue. Grips show light diamond point wear and are completely sound. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light frosting in the grooves. 4-40592 JR61 (3,000-5,000)

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SCARCE BERGMANN MODEL 1897 NO. 5 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 570. Cal. 7.8 mm Bergmann. Blue finish with 4-1/4″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted dovetail barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter frame mounted rear sight. Pistol has a box magazine, numbered to this pistol and mounted in front of trigger guard and is fitted with “B” logo checkered hard rubber grips and a stock iron slot in butt. Pistol is all blue finish with straw colored various pieces & parts and fire blued extractor & safety lever. These pistols are rarely encountered in the U.S., never having gained commercial acceptance by the American buying public. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including magazine except grips which are numbered “555”. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory finish with light muzzle & sharp edge wear and some minor surface spotting to the magazine well. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40602 JR62 (6,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE MODEL 1903 BERGMANN-MARS SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 618. Cal. 9 mm Bergmann/Largo. Blue finish with 4″ keyhole shape bbl, integral half moon front sight and fixed rear sight on top rear of frame. It has a detachable box magazine in front of trigger guard similar to the Bergmann Model 1897 No. 5 and is mounted with checkered 2-pc walnut grip panels with an integral lanyard loop in butt strap. Left forward side of frame is stamped “CAL. 9.” This pistol was adopted by the Spanish Army as their service pistol in 1905 and due to contractual difficulties with his manufacturing plant Bergmann eventually licensed the Pieper Co. in Belgium to manufacture the Spanish contract and the company was then sold in 1921. As with other Bergmann designed pistols this model received very little acceptance outside of the Spanish contract and civilian sales were very limited. They apparently never gained acceptance in the U.S. and few are found in the U.S. today. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including magazine, except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Breech block & extractor retain their orig bright metal finish while the manufacturer’s plate & rear sight, along with thumb safety, retain about all of their bright fire blue. Trigger & hammer retain about all of their bright straw colors. Grips show light diamond point wear and are completely sound. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-40594 JR64 (4,000-6,000)

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*ROTH STEYR MODEL 1907 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. SN 40697. Cal. 8 mm Steyr. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ shrouded bbl, fixed sights and 2-pc serrated wood grips with a fixed lanyard loop in butt strap. This unusual pistol has a fixed magazine in the butt that can only be loaded from the top with a stripper clip. It utilized a somewhat under-powered 8 mm rimless cartridge and was only adopted by the Austro-Hungarian Army with little sales success to the civilian market. Accompanied by an orig brown leather military flap holster with flap covered ammo pocket on bottom rear edge containing one very rare orig stripper clip containing 10 rnds of orig ammunition. CONDITION: Pistol is extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light muzzle & sharp edge wear and some light thinning on left side of bbl shroud. Grips are crisp with most of their orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. Holster shows light use & wear and retains most of its orig brown finish. Ammunition is lightly oxidized, stripper clip is bare metal. 4-40587 JR63 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE DREYSE MODEL 1910 LARGE FRAME SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1396. Cal. 9 mm Parabellum. Blue finish with 5″ shrouded bbl with a most unusual locking & unlocking system. It has a thumb safety on left rear side of frame and is mounted with checkered hard rubber grips that have embossed initials at the top. Left side of the frame is marked in German “Rheinische Metallwarren-& Maschinenfabrik / AGT. SOMMERDA”. Right side is marked “DREYSE” above ejection port. Accompanied by one 7 or 8-rd magazine with number “169.11” on the base. These rare pistols were manufactured in period 1912-1915 with only an estimated 1,000 pistols produced. They are rarely ever encountered in the U.S. Accompanied by a spare set of wood thumb rest grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all visible numbers matching except magazine as noted above. Overall retains 65-70% dull orig blue showing light wear over most surfaces. Front strap is a silver/gray patina and there is a cleaned area in left recess of frame. Grips show moderate diamond point wear and are sound. Spare wooden grips appear to be new. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40593 JR70 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE & UNUSUAL T.A. FIDJELAND MODEL 18 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN NONE VISIBLE. Cal. 9 mm. Bright metal finish with 5-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights with slide/bbl shroud similar to Spanish-made Astra pistols. Left side of slide is hand stamped “T.A. FIDJELAND. MODEL. NO 18.”. This pistol is overall 8-1/4″ long x 5″ high with a very straight, rounded grip that has gutta-percha checkered panels in each side with left one having a cartridge counter window. Bottom left of grip has an integral lanyard loop with magazine release in heel. Trigger is Colt 1911 style with a Colt 1905 type grip safety. It also has a small European style swinging thumb safety on top left rear side of frame. The hammer is rounded and partially concealed in back of slide and completely inaccessible for manually cocking. Left side of frame, at top of grip, has a rather crude slide lock that may have been a prototype or experimental feature of this pistol. Rear sight is threaded into a pedestal at top of slide and locks into a slot in a knurled ring. Removing rear sight apparently releases firing pin for removal. Firing pin is broken at this point with loose piece accompanying the pistol. Also accompanying are twelve pages, six of which appear to be copies of a book, written in Norwegian, about this pistol maker/inventor, and the other six pages are copies of an American patent, in English, which was filed Oct. 22, 1908 and granted May 4, 1909 to Terje Aanensen Fidjeland of Norway for a magazine self-loading pistol. CONDITION: Good to very good. Finish is currently bright metal and appears to have been polished but may have been nickel plated at one time before being cleaned. Grip panels are sound with a couple of minor dings & scratches with strong checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Firing pin is broken and magazine is missing. 4-39554 JR56 (2,000-5,000)

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*MAUSER MODEL C96 BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH STOCK. SN 326601. Cal. 30 Mauser. Usual configuration, blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight & 1,000 meter tangent rear sight. Mounted with fine grooved 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this pistol and has a stud & lanyard ring in butt. Accompanied by an orig Mauser military stock/holster with the three digits of SN “980” on stock iron. While Model 96 Broomhandles with small ring hammers are reasonably common they are most uncommon in fine, orig, near unfired condition.Consignor advises gun was purchased from the estate of famous movie actress Greer Garson in Sante Fe,NM. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except stock which is numbered as noted above. Overall pistol retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish with only slight holster wear on bottom of bbl and a few tiny scattered spots of light surface rust. Extractor, sight slide, firing pin retainer, trigger & safety retain most of their orig fire blue showing only light wear. Grips are crisp with only one tiny chip. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. Stock has one small hairline by the latch button, otherwise is completely sound and retains most of its orig military finish. A truly beautiful pistol unfortunately with a mismatched stock. 4-40017 JR48 (1,000-2,000)

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1080

*RARE CHINESE TAKU NAVAL ARSENAL TYPE II COPY OF A BROOMHANDLE C96 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 531. Cal. 30 Mauser. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, integral barleycorn front sight and 1,000 meter tangent rear sight, all similar to the Mauser C96 pistol from which it was copied. This pistol is generally dimensionally identical to a Mauser with large ring hammer and serrated bag shaped wood grip panels numbered to this revolver. It also has a Mauser style lanyard stud in butt strap. The frame is similar to a flat side Mauser without milled cutouts and with sharp angled milled cutouts around magazine box. Internally it is identical to the Mauser C96 but with somewhat rough machine & file marks over most of the parts. All visible parts internally are matching numbered to the pistol. Another subtle difference is that the extractor, firing pin retainer and sight elevation slide are not fire blued as in the Mausers but normal dark blue. The only visible part not numbered is the follower spring. Rifling is 4 lands & grooves with right hand twist. Top of the bolt is stamped with a small Chinese character, otherwise the pistol is completely unmarked except for SNs. Credit is given to Dr. Leonardo M. Antaris for identifying this pistol and for providing the above information that will appear in an article soon to be published. In the article Dr. Antaris states that the Taku Naval Yard began manufacturing arms in 1891 and by 1917 was making copies of several European machine guns. In about 1925 they began producing Mauser C96 type pistols with the Type I that had a milled panel frame produced between 1925-1928, numbering about 1,000 pieces. In the period 1928-1933 they produced the Type II which is the subject pistol in this description which numbered about 3,500 pieces. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 90% strong, dull, orig arsenal blue with some minor machine marks on both sides of frame. Grips are sound and retain about 85% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light scattered pitting. 4-40573 JR81 (2,000-3,000)

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1081
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The “P60” marking on the front of the trigger guard is not a refinish stamp as stated in the catalog. “P” means Private and “60” was the year it was sold. The gun was a private sale from the Swiss arsenal in 1960.

*1906 SWISS BERN LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 22263. Cal. 30 Luger. Fine Swiss made Luger with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and fixed rear sight integral with the toggle. Mounted with checkered walnut grip panels with distinctive uncheckered edges. Accompanied by a stainless body wood base magazine. Toggle link is marked “WAFFENFABRIK / BERN” surmounted by a small Geneva cross. Left side of receiver is marked with a small Geneva cross and “M” with the bbl and frame also marked with small Geneva crosses. Front of trigger guard is stamped “P60”. Accompanied by a typical brown leather clam shell Swiss holster with shoulder strap. Inside the flap is marked in red ink “Stamm”. Apparently when the Germans were no longer able to supply the Swiss with Luger pistols they began manufacturing their own under license from the Germans. This likely occurred in the 1918-1922 period and this model pistol is often referred to as the Model 1924 Berne. When these pistols were sold by the Swiss government they were virtually all arsenal restored and the “P60” number on the trigger guard is a refinish number. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching including firing pin & grips. Magazine is not numbered. Overall retains 97-98% strong arsenal blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Grips are also extremely fine with only a very few lightly chipped diamonds and retain about all of their orig oil finish. Trigger, lock bolt, thumb safety & ejector retain most of their orig straw colors, somewhat thinned on face of trigger. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor scuffing in the grooves. Holster shows moderate handling & use with moderate soil. 4-40596 JR69 (2,500-4,000)

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1082

*ENGRAVED 1940 KRIEGHOFF LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 8698. Cal. 9 mm. Dark blue/black finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and fixed rear sight as part of toggle. Mounted with Krieghoff checkered black composition grips. Accompanied by a blue body fxo, black synthetic base magazine. Pistol is engraved in Germanic style foliate arabesque patterns with about 70% coverage well executed engraving. It has “1940” chamber date and the standard late Krieghoff toggle link markings. Engraving is similar in style to that observed on other factory engraved Krieghoff Lugers. This pistol was German military issue and as such it would be unusual for it to be engraved which leads one to speculate that it was a either a special presentation to a high ranking Nazi official or perhaps as a reward for valor to a military person. There is also a possibility that it could have been engraved immediately post-war at the direction of an American service member who may have captured it. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching. Overall retains about all of its fine dark blue/black finish with only faint sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp as is the magazine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40579 JR68 (3,500-5,000)

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1083

*DWM 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. SN 33825. Cal. 9mm. Blue finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, King Sheard front sight with V-notch rear sight on toggle. Top of chamber is marked with an American eagle and is mounted with full checkered walnut grips. Accompanied by an unnumbered wood base magazine. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips & magazine which are unnumbered. Overall retains about 95% strong orig blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear and high point wear on sideplate. Front & back straps retain about all of their strong orig blue with light wear around the toe. Grips are sound showing moderate wear and a few chipped diamonds. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. Magazine base is very fine with oil staining and a few spots of pitting on magazine body. 4-40682 JR170 (2,500-3,500)

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1084
Revised: 9/27/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Grips are replaced.

*42 CODE (MAUSER) BLACK WIDOW LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 690o. Cal. 9 mm. All blue/black finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with chamber marked “41” and the toggle with the Mauser code “42”. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips that have eagle “655” inspector stamps on inside. Accompanied by one orig matching numbered aluminum base magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including magazine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig blue/black factory finish with only faint sharp edge wear and some minor rubs on top rail of receiver from the toggle link and side of receiver from the sideplate. Sideplate has light high point wear. Grips are crisp and very slightly oversized on front edges but appear orig to this pistol. Magazine is equally new. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40586 JR67 (1,500-2,500)

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1085

*RARE GRANDPAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH STOCK. SN 2251. Cal. 8mm Nambu. Very rare pistol from the Thailand Contract with 4-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and 500 meter rear sight. Right rear side of frame has three Japanese characters and the SN. Back strap is slotted for shoulder stock and has the Thai “Charka” just above the stock slot. Toe of front strap has a tiny inspector’s initial. Pistol has a tiny trigger guard with front grip safety and full checkered walnut grip panels numbered to this pistol. Top rear of frame has a fixed lanyard loop and the top front of frame over chamber area has the four intertwined circles of the Koishikawa Arsenal of Tokyo. Accompanied by one matching numbered wood base magazine with checkered ears on the base. Also accompanied by an orig wooden stock/holster with telescoping attaching metal which bears the SN “2171” on the shoulder strap plate on the back and on front collar. Spare magazine & cleaning rod are not present. Left grip has a groove cut horizontally just above magazine release. Less than 2,400 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1903-1906. They were not adopted by the Japanese military due to lack of funding but were authorized for private purchase by military officers. An unknown number of these pistols were sold to the government of Thailand, generally in the serial range 1559 thru 2354. Others were sold to the Chinese military. This pistol was invented by Capt. Kijiro Nambu who was assigned to the Koishikawa Arsenal in Tokyo in 1897 as an artillery officer assigned to the small arms section. Capt. Nambu began working on the design of this pistol with the final acceptance in 1902 as the Type 2 pistol. In 1918 he was promoted to Major General and remained at the Tokyo Arsenal designing various firearms and machine guns. In 1922 he was promoted to Lt. General where he supervised the development of the Type 14 pistol that was adopted by the Army in 1925 and became the main side arm of the Japanese Army & Navy. At age 55, in 1924, Gen. Nambu retired and opened a private business designing & producing firearms. He died May 1949 at age 80. Reference Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945, Derby & Brown. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips & magazine except stock, as noted above. Pistol retains virtually all of an arsenal restored finish with no visible wear. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with a few chipped diamonds and retain a dark oil stained patina. Magazine has some light discoloration and fine pin prick pitting on the body with the base sound, showing moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Stock is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Metal retains most of its orig blue, slightly thinned on front collar with some scattered surface discoloration. 4-40929 JR252 (5,000-10,000)

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1086

*RARE VERY EARLY JAPANESE GRANDPAPA NAMBU SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 7. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Blue finish with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted dovetailed barleycorn front sight and 500 meter tangent rear sight. Chamber area of the frame is marked with the four interconnecting circles of the Koishikawa Arsenal of Tokyo. Mounted with full checkered 2-pc walnut grips and the back strap is slotted for stock attachment. Magazine bottom is of rosewood with checkered finger pads. Front strap is fitted with a grip safety and it has a fixed lanyard loop at rear of frame. Accompanied by one matching numbered magazine. The Grandpapa Nambu is the first in the long line of Japanese pistols patented in 1902 with about 2,400 produced between 1903 and 1906. Such early examples as this one are rarely encountered and even then are usually not found with strong orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains about 95% strong orig arsenal blue with light high point wear. Trigger retains about 60% thin straw color and sight slide about 70% fire blue. Matching numbered nickeled magazine is extremely fine with crisp checkering on base plug. Grips have a couple of small chips on left side and a few chipped & mashed diamonds overall and remains sound with some minor oil staining. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40590 JR66 (4,000-6,000)

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1087
Revised: 9/24/2010

CORRECTION: The SN stamped on the left rear of the Sauer frame under the slide is 37041263. Slide is stamped 7.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The two notches on the left side of the trigger guard, a very late feature, align with the tip of the trigger when cocked or decocked.

*RARE ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED J.P. SAUER PRESENTATION/EXHIBITION QUALITY MODEL 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN NONE VISIBLE. Cal. 32 ACP. Spectacular Sauer & Son pocket pistol with 3-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and 2-pc black composition grips with the Sauer & Son logo on left side. Pistol is spectacularly deep relief engraved in thistle patterns with very fine stippled background over the full surface of the slide & frame with only artistically offsetting unengraved borders. Left side of slide has “SUHL-GERMANY” in raised block letters as part of the engraving patterns. Left side of trigger guard has two small notches, the purpose of which are unknown to this cataloger. These notches were apparently part of manufacturing process as they have gold plating in the cuts. Pistol is then gold plated, probably over silver plating with a full gold plated magazine. This level & quality of such high end engraving was only created for very high officials, usually as presentation pieces. Accompanied by a German birch hinged lid wooden box with milled recesses in bottom for pistol and a spare magazine, which is missing. It is apparent that the pistol was never meant to reside in this box, that it was only to be used for transportation to the presentation. Bottom of box is bevel edged and inscribed in pencil “William R. McKain / Btry. “D” 126th AAA Geenf– / ASM33693533″. The inscription is apparently by the American soldier who captured or liberated this pistol. CONDITION: Pistol appears to be new & unfired. Overall it retains about 99% plus orig gold plating. Grips are crisp with a small bruise & nick on left side and a few worn diamonds, probably from the box, on right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-40585 JR57 (4,000-6,000)

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1088

*SCARCE ENGRAVED ORTGIES SEMI-AUTO POCKET PISTOL. SN 71823. Cal. 380 ACP. Gold finish with 3-3/8″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with smooth walnut grips with brass medallions. Pistol is engraved in European style with leaf & vine patterns mixed with arabesque scrolls and has a partial shaded background. Front strap, trigger bow & bottom front of the frame are engraved in foliate patterns and sides of trigger guard are engraved in diamond patterns. Most unusually, this pistol has an added manual slide lock/safety device built into the side of the frame and extending through the top of the left grip with a safety notch and a hold-open notch in the bottom edge of the slide. This device appears to be an experimental or prototype and has a small “S” on the flat arm below the serrated button. Usually Ortgies pistols are without slide lock or thumb safety, relying only on the grip safety. Bbl, slide & frame have crown “N” proofs and bottom front of frame is marked “Germany”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig gold wash, possibly over silver, with slight muzzle edge and grip safety wear. Left grip has a hairline in top front edge, otherwise grips are sound and retain a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-39274 JR307 (1,250-1,750)

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1089

*VERY NICE ENGRAVED WALTHER TPH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX. SN 281565. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 2-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with 2-pc black, checkered, Walther Banner composition grips. According to consignor pistol is engraved by Michael Gouse of Hamilton, Montana, with about 75% coverage wonderful, deep, oak leaf & acorn patterns with fine stippled background. Engraving is extremely well executed in the finest Germanic style. Accompanied by one magazine with finger rest black composition base. Also accompanied by its orig 2-pc wood grain cardboard box with black & yellow end label, identifying this pistol by SN, which contains the orig owner’s manual and target. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. May have been fired but if so very little. Overall retains most of its strong dark blue finish. Grips show light diamond point wear and are sound. Box shows light edge wear and is completely sound. Fine engraved little pocket pistol. 4-40841 JR241 (2,000-3,000)

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1090

*SIG MODEL P210-5 SEMI-AUTO TARGET PISTOL WITH BOX. SN P48455. Cal. 22 LR. Very rare pistol in cal. 22 with 5″ bbl, partridge front sight and micrometer adjustable rear sight. Mounted with 2-pc synthetic black grips and accompanied by one orig magazine. Also accompanied by an orig blue, foam lined hinged lid box with instruction manual and orig target. Pistol is matte finished with usual slide markings with thumb safety & lanyard loop on left side. Frame, slide & bbl are all matching numbered. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new & unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Grips are equally new. This is a very rare pistol, factory built as a 22, not the usual conversion. 4-40589 JR47 (3,000-4,000)

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1091

*SCARCE LIMITED EDITION SIG SAUER MODEL P226 JUBILEE 125TH ANNIVERSARY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH CASE. SN JP2929. Cal. 9 mm. Made only in 1985, this pistol has 4-1/4″ bbl with fixed sights and usual steel slide and anodized alloy frame with relief carved 2-pc walnut grips. Left side of slide is marked & highlighted in gold, “125 Jahre SIG (in an oval) Waffen 1860-1985” and “Made in Switzerland”. Right side of slide has the Sig Sauer name and model as “JP226” with the SN and “SIGARMS INC / Herndon-VA”. Bbl skirt has the model & caliber and right side of frame is marked with SN. The trigger, hammer, slide lock, decocking lever & magazine release are gold plated. Accompanied by its orig leather covered, tan ultrasuede lined hard case with combination lock in the front. Bottom of interior is form fitted for the pistol and has the nomenclature plate in left front. CONDITION: New & unfired. Box is equally new with a couple of tiny scuffs in lid. Interior of lid has three ink pen marks with some very minor oil staining around pistol recess. 4-39253 JR304 (1,250-1,750)

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1092

*RARE COLLECTOR’S MODEL MBA MARK I MODEL B GYROJET ROCKET PISTOL. SN B074. Cal. 13mm. Cased collector’s edition Gyrojet pistol made of light weight alloy with steel tube bbl, 9-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ high with wood grip panels, engraved through the finish by the factory “MARK I / MODEL B / 13MM GYROJET / SERIAL NO B074”. It has a thumb safety on left rear of frame behind the grip and a slide release on the right rear side of the frame which, when opened, allows the self contained magazine to be loaded from the top. Closing the slide positions a cartridge into the firing position and with the safety in the OFF position allows the front mounted hammer to strike the nose of the projectile which slams it on to a fixed firing pin which ignites the rocket which, with its forward thrust, recocks the hammer and exits the bbl. While Gyrojet projectiles, in theory, were extremely effective with about 1,250 ft/sec velocity and 700 ft lbs of energy, nearly double that of the 45 ACP, and with minimal recoil, never attained reliable accuracy and therefore were never accepted by the buying public or the military and are very rare today. The pistol is in its orig burgundy velvet lined walnut casing with brass plaque in the lid inscribed “MBA / GYROJET ROCKET HANDGUN”. Interior has an oval peg that fits through the trigger guard of the pistol to keep it in display position and also has a 5-1/2″ diameter walnut block which contains 10-rds of 13mm Gyrojet ammunition and a bronze Robert H. Goddard medallion. Also accompanying is a full box of 24-rds of 13mm Gyrojet ammunition of which 18-rds are of one type with a small teat on the nose, 3-rds have a smooth nose and 3-rds have a softpoint nose, all in their orig shipping box with an orig invoice dated 21 Dec 65 with shipping document dated 12 Jan 1966. Cost was $24.30. Additionally accompanied by a certificate of authentication for the purchase of this pistol identified by SN as being one of the first 1,000 handguns ever made and is dated 11 Nov 1965. Additionally accompanying is three pages from MBA Associates to the customer with operating instructions. Also accompanying are four bi-fold pamphlets advertising the Gyrojet Rocket handgun. And finally accompanying is a spiral bound soft cover book titled Gyrojet Rocket Small Arms Technology, by MBA Associates Staff, copyrighted 1965. CONDITION: Pistol has been fired but appears new retaining about all of its orig finish. Grips are equally new. Case, ammunition and other accessories accompanying are also fine. Spiral bound booklet is slightly yellowed with light damaged to the plastic spiral binding. 4-40930 JR253 (4,000-7,000)

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1093

*HECKLER & KOCH MODEL USP SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH CASE. SN 24-10557. Cal. 9 mm. Usual configuration with 4-1/4″ bbl, fixed 3-dot sights and mounted on polymer frame in dbl action only configuration. Accompanied by one orig magazine and its orig gray plastic carrying case. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired. 4-40256 JR51 (400-600)

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1094

*COLT PRE-WAR ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 9926. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 5″ solid bbl and thick front sight with fully adjustable rear sight. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone orig Ace magazine with marked base. CONDITION: Spectacular and highly professional restoration to near orig factory specifications and color. Grips are modern reproductions. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40598 JR58 (1,500-2,500)

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1095

*SCARCE MARTIALLY INSPECTED COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE, SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN SM3164. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 5″ floating chamber bbl, standard front sight and adjustable rear sight. It has usual slide markings with “WB” (Col. Waldemar Broberg) inspector initials above the magazine release. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and an all blue orig magazine with “SERVICE MODEL ACE” marked base. Rear sight appears to be from a Parkerized version. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about all of an extraordinary highly professional restored finish to near factory specifications and color. Grips are modern replacements. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40599 JR59 (2,000-3,000)

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1096

*COLT PRE-WAR ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 269. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 5″ civilian bbl without floating chamber. Slide has usual markings and frame has the serial number on the right side, back of the slide lock pin hole. Recoil spring guide is mounted with several layers of stacked leather as a spacer for the replaced spring. It is mounted with smooth, silver Colt medallion ivory grips and accompanied by an original two-tone magazine with marked base. This pistol has been completely and expertly restored by Turnbull Restorations. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of this fine restored finish with strong Colt-type blue. Magazine is equally fine with its wonderful restored finish. Grips have crisp edges and retain a light ivory patina. Recoil spring is a replacement and somewhat weak. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-40112 (2,500-3,500)

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1097

*COLT PRE-WAR SUPER 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 25894. Cal. 38 Super. Blue finish with 5″ bbl and fixed sights with full checkered walnut grips and an orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. Slide has usual markings with rampant Colt on right side. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol in caliber 38 Super with 5″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Rice & Miller, Bangor, Maine on April 15, 1937 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong, glossy orig factory blue with only light muzzle end wear and some faint sharp edge wear. Right side of slide below ejection port and one spot on right side of frame have light cleaned areas where someone got carried away with steel wool. Front strap is a little thin. Grips are sound with a few chipped diamonds showing light wear with a clean oiled finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40681 JR169 (2,500-3,500)

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1098

*SCARCE PRE-WWII COLT SUPER 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 5433. Cal. 38 Super. Blue finish in usual Government model configuration with 5″ bbl, usual slide markings with fixed thick front sight and flat top rear sight. Serial number is on right side of frame behind slide lock pin hole. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips and accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine with marked base. This pistol was completely and expertly restored by Turnbull Restorations to near perfect Colt specifications. Magazine, however, is in orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Completely & professionally restored as noted. Overall retains virtually all of this wonderful finish with no discernible flaws. Grips are equally new with very minor diamond point wear. Magazine retains about 95-96% orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, frosty in grooves. 4-40111 (2,500-3,500)

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1099

*COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL COMMERCIAL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C128340. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ commercial bbl, usual slide markings with fixed sights. Right side of frame has the “GOVERNMENT MODEL” and SN markings behind the slide lock pin hole. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips and accompanied by a 2-tone commercial magazine with marked base. This pistol was expertly and professionally restored by Turnbull restorations to near perfect Colt specifications with new grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Completely and expertly professionally restored to near factory specifications. Overall retains virtually all of this wonderful new finish. Magazine is bright and clean with one small dent on right side. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40110 (2,500-3,500)

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1100

*COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BROWNING BROS. & WYOMING LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION. SN C99049. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, standard fixed sights and mounted with smooth pearl grips that have a gold, military style, spread winged American eagle metal emblem applied to left side. Sides of slide & frame, along with top of slide, are very nicely engraved in light foliate & floral patterns with a light gold wash applied over engraving. Right rear of slide has the vignette of a bridge over an estuary with hills & birds in background. Top left of slide, opposite ejection port is engraved “SHERIFF CARROLL”. Accompanied by one unmarked 2-tone magazine. Additionally accompanied by a framed orig photograph of famous FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover and inscribed on bottom in blue ink “To George Carroll / with all good wishes / J. Edgar Hoover” and dated “10/18/38”. Additionally accompanied by two 3-ring binders of information regarding Sheriff George J. Carroll who was the Sheriff of Laramie County, Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1921-1943. Included in this information is a signed notarized statement from John R. Ziemer who states that Sheriff Carroll was his great-grandfather and that this pistol was given to his great-grandfather by FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover. He also states in the affidavit that Sheriff Carroll “sent the pistol to the Colorado State Prison, where he had sent many prisoners, and the pistol was engraved there,in the rather crude ‘Canyon City’ style.” Also included is a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol with type of stocks not listed, shipped to Browning Bros. Company, Ogden, Utah on July 10, 1917 in a shipment of 15 same type pistols. Included in one of the binders is a copy of what is apparently a page from a magazine article which includes a photograph of a gun case hanging on the wall reportedly in the basement of Sheriff George Carroll. In the lower left section of this case is what appears to be this exact pistol with the identifiable pearl grip and metal eagle emblem. The photograph, however, does not appear to show any engraving. The article and author are unidentified and undated. Sheriff Carroll reportedly was born near Topeka, Kansas and came to Cheyenne in about 1900. He worked in a variety of occupations including as a range cowboy. He started the newspaper The Wheatland Times which he operated for 2-1/2 years then moved to Cheyenne and gained employment with the Union Pacific Railway. In 1908 he became Deputy Sheriff which occupation he served until his election as Sheriff in 1921. He died May 18, 1961 in Cheyenne and one of his surviving grandchildren is listed as Mrs. Carol Anne Ziemer of Cheyenne. Sheriff Carroll, from the myriad of newspaper articles & various reports included in these two binders, became an extremely efficient law enforcement officer, participating in several nationally prominent cases involving murders, bank robberies, kidnappings and other high profile investigations which he apparently was instrumental in solving. Sheriff Carroll was the subject of a fictional novel The Valley of Grim Men, Clem Yore and which was dedicated to Sheriff Carroll. Another famous writer, Gene Fowler, included Sheriff Carroll in several of his books which were historical fiction. Sheriff Carroll was also featured in “at least 100 detective and crime magazine articles”. Sheriff Carroll was twice elected president of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association and on March 27, 1934 was awarded the Law Enforcement Medal of Achievement by the American Flag Association, a national organization which recognized outstanding law enforcement officers in each state. Additionally included in the binders are four personal letters to Sheriff Carroll signed by J. Edgar Hoover along with numerous other correspondence from various state & congressional personages including what is purported to be the last official signature of Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York. And finally there are reprints of Sheriff Carroll as a young man in his Sunday best with large brimmed Stetson with hitched horsehair hat band and wearing a decorative neckerchief. CONDITION: Fine, engraved & gold washed as noted. The remaining blue is mostly strong with some thinning on the slide & front strap. Grips are extremely fine plus with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40753 JR77 (3,500-5,000)

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1101

*PAIR OF PROTOTYPE COLT COMBAT COMMANDER SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS. SN X25089 & X25090. Cal. 9 mm. Very rare pair of pistols with consecutive experimental SNs, identical in all respects with steel frames & slides. They have blue finish with 4-1/4″ bbls, fixed sights and mounted with gold Colt medallion Pachmayr wrap around rubber grips. Left side of slides are marked “COMBAT / COMMANDER COLT 9MM LUGER / CALIBER” with the rampant Colt. Right sides of slides are marked “COLT’S COMBAT COMMANDER MODEL”. Right sides of frames above grips have the Colt name & address with the SNs just back of the slide lock pins. They are fitted with rnd spur hammers with holes in the spurs, ambidextrous safeties and serrated, arched main spring housings. One is fitted with a beavertail grip safety and the other a standard grip safety and each is accompanied by one orig Colt 9mm Luger magazine with marked base. They are also accompanied by their orig Styrofoam lined, 1-pc, wood grain cardboard boxes that have hand lettered end flaps with identifying SNs and contain their orig owner’s manuals and other Colt supplied pamphlets & brochures along with the octagonal shaped orange tags referenced in the accompanying letters. They are additionally accompanied by a Colt factory letter for each pistol with identical information which states the caliber is 9mm with 4-1/4″ bbl “finished in-the-white with caliber marking at breech”. Finish is listed as matte blue with grips, as found, and under special features lists all the other markings, as found, plus, “Also included is an orange warning tag, which is attached to the trigger guard.” Accessories are listed as “wood grain box with manual, brochures & identifying end label.”. Shipped to Greg Martin Auctions, San Francisco, CA on Oct. 16, 2008 and under remarks section “Subject pistol was an experimental prototype kept by the factory.”. A rare opportunity to purchase a pair of documented factory prototype experimental pistols. CONDITION: Crisp & new, appear to be unfired. Overall retain all of their orig, strong, dark, factory blue with matte top & bottom surfaces, sides are polished bright. Grips are equally new. Boxes show light to moderate wear but are completely intact. 4-40840 JR242 (3,000-5,000)

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1102

*FINE PRE-WAR COLT BULL’S EYE MATCH TARGET SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN MT2683. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ flat side heavy bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with a 3-ring bull’s eye target and “MATCH TARGET” on left side with “THE WOODSMAN” on front left side of receiver. Left side of receiver has usual markings and rampant Colt. Bottom edge of grip frame has the SN and it is mounted with orig elephant ear, checkered, silver medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by one orig 2-tone magazine with “MATCH TARGET MOD.” marked base. Also accompanied by the orig beveled edge, tapered pine wood block that was installed between the ears of the grip at the factory for shipping. Additionally accompanied by its orig dark maroon, hinged lid box numbered to this pistol. End of box has standard pre-war Match Target labels. Additionally accompanied by its orig target, hang tag, shooting suggestions pamphlet & instructions pamphlet. Also accompanied by the orig paper sleeve for a twisted wire handle bristle brush and envelope for an orig flat Colt screwdriver. And finally accompanied by an unusual 5-pc hard rubber screwdriver with three different size common screwdriver blades. This is an extremely fine and near complete, as sold, pre-war Match Target pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% crisp, orig, glossy Colt blue with only slight, very faint wear on left edge of muzzle. Grip has a tiny hairline below front screw escutcheon, otherwise is extremely fine plus with one small dent on left ear. Box has two broken corners in lid with worn edges & corners and some paper losses on lid, otherwise is sound. Labels are equally fine. 4-40679 JR126 (2,000-3,000)

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1103

*COLT WOODSMAN 3RD MODEL MATCH TARGET SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX. SN 226338-S. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ heavy bbl, fully adjustable Elliason rear sight and Coltwood thumbrest grips. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc wood grain cardboard box with black & yellow end label. Bottom of box is numbered to this pistol. Also accompanied by a spare magazine, its orig factory target, an instruction pamphlet, a second handling instruction pamphlet, warranty card and a small pamphlet regarding the Elliason sight. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Spare magazine is equally new. Box shows a few minor nicks & scratches and slightly fuzzed edges, otherwise is also near new. 4-39916 JR45 (600-900)

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*SCARCE HARTFORD ARMS MANUALLY OPERATED REPEATING PISTOL. SN 1601. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights and 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. Most unusual & rare pistol that resembles the later High Standard Model B with a High Standard style 10-shot magazine in the grip. However, this pistol is a manually operated single shot repeater that when fired blows the bolt to the rear stops which ejects the empty cartridge casing and must then be returned to battery manually which strips a cartridge from the magazine into the chamber in preparation for firing again. This pistol was produced in limited numbers until the company was purchased by High Standard in 1932. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish to near perfect factory specifications and color. Grips show moderate to heavy diamond point wear. Magazine is fine. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40591 JR65 (1,250-1,750)

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*ENGRAVED COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 316493. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight with 2-line address with “NEW SERVICE 45 COLT” on left side. Mounted with beautiful smooth factory pearl grips with deep left & right Colt medallions. Revolver has about 40-50% coverage foliate arabesque pattern engraving with elliptical foliate arabesque patterns on cylinder on lands between the flutes. Top of back strap, at the heel on butt strap & trigger guard are engraved to match with small hunter stars on each side of the ejector rod boss. Engraving appears similar to the Helfrecht style. Butt strap has a factory installed lanyard swivel. Left side of butt strap, under grip, is stamped “N 701” which number appears on front face of cylinder around cyl pin and on bottom of bbl, in addition to a small 6-pointed star inside the crane on the frame. The star on the frame indicates factory refinish and the number “701” is the refinish assembly number from the factory. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of its fine nickel finish with some light dulling from handling and a couple of tiny scrapes on back strap. Toe of front strap has some very fine pimpling and very minor losses of nickel. Grips are outstanding and sound, retaining great fire & color. Mechanics are a little cranky in double action, probably just a minor adjustment, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36746 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE ENGRAVED COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 20146. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly thinned front sight and 2-line address with “NEW SERVICE CAL. 44” on the left side. Mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips and has a lanyard swivel in the butt strap. Revolver has 40-50% coverage well-executed foliate arabesque patterns, similar to the Cuno Helfricht style. Engraving consists of foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background and geometric patterns. Rear edge of cylinder has a snake pattern with a vine & leaf pattern on lower left side of frame. Lower front side of the crane has a small flower blossom with snake & dot patterns on top strap. Top of back strap has small sunburst patterns with geometric patterns down the back strap, on the butt strap & trigger guard. Serial number was observed in usual places on frame inside crane, on the crane and the last two digits are on rear face of cylinder. Engraved New Service revolvers are very rare. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains most of a fine factory quality restored finish with thinning blue on trigger and strong fire-blue on back edge of hammer. Grips have a chipped left toe with a few minor age lines and overall retain great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36753 (1,500-2,500)

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1107

*SCARCE COLT BANKER’S SPECIAL DA REVOLVER WITH POLICE MARKINGS & ORIGINAL BOX. SN 333458. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, slightly altered integral half moon front sight with grooved top strap rear sight. Bbl has usual markings with rampant Colt on sideplate and butt strap stamped “P.P.D. No. 43″ and is mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Accompanied by its orig hinged lid dark maroon cardboard box numbered to this revolver with black & white end label, identifying it as a Colt Police Positive revolver with 2” bbl, wood grips, blue finish and in cal. 38. Bottom center of label is marked “SPECIAL”. The end of the top has a black on white label marked “DETECTIVE SPECIAL”. Also accompanied by an empty outer sleeve for a box of Remington/UMC 38 Short Colt cartridges. Additionally accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in cal. 38 Colt with 2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, factory inscribed “P.P.D. NO.43”, shipped to City of Plainfield, NJ, c/o J.J. Flynn, Chief of Police on Sept. 30, 1929 to Factory Order #17294/4 in a shipment of four same type revolvers. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and a small spot on cylinder with another tiny wear spot on sideplate. Grips are extremely fine, retaining most of their orig polish with a light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Box is fair to good with open seams and some taped repairs with a compression break in bottom. Cartridge box sleeve is poor. 4-40074 JR41 (3,000-5,000)

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1108

*FABULOUS HOWARD DOVE ENGRAVED AND GOLD & SILVER INLAID 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN SA92660. Cal. 45 Colt. Incredible example of the highest of the engraver’s art form, this spectacular single action is blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of bbl is inlaid in gold “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. Mounted with Colt gold medallion 2-pc smooth ivory grips numbered to this revolver on the inside and beautifully scrimshawed on the outside with the left side showing an Indian in full feathered headdress riding a running Appaloosa and brandishing a tomahawk. The right grip depicts a huge bull buffalo upending a horse and its Indian rider. The entire revolver is incredibly engraved with multi-colored gold & silver inlays. The engraving consists of full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame with fine punch dot background. Left recoil shield is inlaid with a raised gold Indian holding a silver buffalo skull aloft. The left forward side of frame bbl boss has raised gold & silver tomahawk & knife in a sheath. Loading gate has a raised gold & silver bow & quiver of arrows while the right bbl boss is inlaid with raised multi-color gold tomahawk & war club. The inside of loading slot is fully engraved with a feathered flower pattern. Bbl & ejector rod housing have nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with two gold bands at the root end and a sgl gold band at the muzzle. Left side of bbl depicts a large fan pattern and right side an Indian in full feathered headdress. Bbl address is outlined in gold wire with a silver foliate spray at forward end. Ejector rod housing has a triple ribbon pattern at forward end and matching dbl gold wire bands at the frame end with foliate arabesque patterns all down outer radius. Center of outer radius has a raised silver cavalry hat pierced with a rose gold arrow. The top gullet of the ejector rod housing is engraved in a wonderful rope pattern wrapped around an arrow and even the bottom gullet of ejector rod housing is engraved in feather & foliate arabesque patterns. Top of back strap is inlaid with a fantastic raised silver bull buffalo with a gold wire border. Back strap is inlaid with a rose gold spear that has a silver point and feathers, also surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and gold wire borders. Butt strap is inlaid with a raised gold & silver peace pipe with gold & silver feathers, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and gold wire border. Trigger bow is inlaid with a silver document inscribed “INDIAN / TREATY / U.S. WAR / DEPT.” and overlaid with a 2-color gold broken arrow surrounded by a gold wire border. SN on frame is inlaid in gold and the hammer has nearly full coverage feather & foliate arabesque pattern engraving on sides with gold wire edges. Cylinder has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with gold wire at front of each land between the flutes, an Indian pattern border around rear edge with twin gold wire inlays. This revolver is, most unusually, signed by the artist in two places, once on left side of the butt strap under the grip and again at frame end of bottom gullet of the ejector rod housing. Both signatures are “HMDove COLT ENGR.” Frame is black powder style with 3-line patent dates. Accompanied by an orig Colt Custom Shop burgundy velvet lined oak casing and its orig cardboard shipping cover. CONDITION: New & unfired retaining all of its orig factory finish. Case is equally new. 4-40600 JR75 (7,000-12,000)

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1109
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have been advised that Paul H. Mobley, the engraver of this gun, was actually a Colt Master Engraver.

*SPECTACULAR CUSTOM ENGRAVED CASED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH GOLD. SN 98693SA. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with the model and caliber inlaid in gold on the left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt in gold. Screws, trigger and base pin are all high polish fire blued and the hammer is color case hardened. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips with gold Colt medallions. Revolver is engraved by Paul H. Mobley with about 70% coverage, fine foliate, arabesque patterns with extremely fine, well executed, punch-dot background. Left recoil shield has a flat gold inlaid Rampant Colt standing on a globe with platinum broken spear in its mouth and between its front legs. Loading gate is engraved in a floral spray with full coverage punch-dot background. Left side of frame has an engraved rosette around the hammer screw hole with matching rosette on the right side. Right side of frame, below the cyl opening, is engraved with a diamond pattern surrounded by tiny punch dots. The same diamond patterns are engraved on both sides of the bbl boss at the front of the frame, with triangle-shaped patterns on each side below the bbl boss. The bbl has nearly full length coverage engraving with diamond and punch-dot patterns about the central portion with foliate fans at each end. The root of the bbl is inlaid with a wide and narrow flat gold band and there is a fine gold band around the muzzle. The bbl address is outlined in an extremely fine gold wire border. Ejector rod housing is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the outer radius and has an extremely fine gold vine & leaf inlay in the top gullet. Top of the back strap is engraved in a very fine fan pattern with diamond and dot pattern in the center of the back strap with foliate, arabesque patterns at the top and at the heel, across the butt strap and on the trigger plate. Sides of the frame and rear edges of the sides of the hammer are outlined in very fine gold wire. The fan at the top of the back strap, the entire back strap and butt strap are also outlined in very fine gold wire. Front of the trigger plate is outlined in a fine gold wire border with leaves at each end and the SN is inlaid in gold. Bottom front of frame is engraved in a wonderful Fleur de Lis pattern with punch-dot background and outlined in fine gold wire. Cylinder has full coverage foliate, arabesque patterns over the entire outer circumference with artistically open, un-engraved bright blue flutes. The front edges of the lands between the flutes have a fine, double gold wire inlay and there is a running gold wire border around the flutes. Rear edge of cyl has a deep zig-zag engraved border with double, wide gold bands. A truly incredible piece of work. SN was observed on the bottom of the frame and the left side of the front and back straps under the grip with the last four digits of the SN around the bushing hole on the face of the cyl. Right side of the front strap, under the grip is engraved “PAUL H MOBLEY. ENG.’96”. Accompanied by a fine Colt custom shop, gold velvet lined, walnut casing with branded Colt logo in the right front corner of the lid. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed and shipped to D.E. L. Supply, 58 Highland Ave, Tewksbury, MA on March 8, 1978 in a one gun shipment. Additionally accompanied by a letter on Nutmeg Sports letterhead and signed by Jim Alaimo, Former Superintendent of the Colt Custom Gun Shop. The letter details the work described above and states that it was engraved by the late Secret Service Agent, Paul Mobley who was an engraving student of Colt Master Engraver, Ken Hurst. From the gist of the letter, it appears that this revolver was owned by Mr. Mike Noe of Lancaster, KY who apparently commissioned Mr. Mobley to engrave it for him. Mr. Alaimo states that Mr. Mobley engraved very few pieces and that this is one of, if not the single finest and most lavishly engraved pieces that he ever did. Mr. Alaimo also gives a little background on Secret Service Agent Mobley. He was a member of the Secret Service, assigned to guard President Ronald Reagan traveling to the Washington Hilton for a press conference. As the President and his entourage exited the hotel, John Hinkley fired six shots in about 2 seconds from his .22 caliber revolver, wounding President Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, a Washington D.C. police officer and a Secret Service agent. Mr Alaimo states that Agent Mobley jumped Hinkley and pinned his gun hand to the ground. Agent Mobley is one of the Special Agents in a suit holding Hinkley against the wall, which image has become a very famous photograph. A copy of that photograph accompanies this lot and is autographed “FOR JIM ALAIMO / I HAD BETTER DAYS!”, and signed “Paul H. Mobley”. In the photograph the presidential limousine can be seen leaving the area with police officers and men in civilian suits laying on the ground and a person who appears to be James Brady, behind the limo just visible over the trunk. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains all of its bright, factory style blue and brilliant case colors, apparently unfired since engraving. Grips are crisp and retain a fine, light ivory patina. Hammer is not solid in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. Case is equally new. 4-40914 JR272 (7,500-12,500)

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*ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID FACTORY PRESENTATION CASED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 001BUCK. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script address with brackets and etched panel on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Bottom of bbl is stamped “44” just forward of base pin. Frame is black powder style with 3-line patent dates and without rampant Colt. The factory assigned special SN is found in usual place on bottom of frame and on left side of front & back straps under grip. Three digits of SN are also found on front face of cyl around bushing hole, on the inside radius of ejector rod housing and bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing. Left side of butt strap, under grip, is marked “COLT ENGRAVING”. Mounted with 1-pc ivory grip with raised carved Mexican eagle on left side that has SN on wood block in back strap channel. Engraving consists of 40-50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns which extend over top strap & both sides of bbl. Ejector rod housing has feather patterns in top gullet and foliate arabesque patterns on outer radius with a gold band at frame end. Bbl has gold bands inlaid around muzzle & root end. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes and has a gold band at rear edge. Back strap is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns at top & bottom and at butt strap, along with trigger guard. Center of back strap is engraved in script “Gracias Buck / Tu Amigo Colt”. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter with lengthy remarks section. Letter identifies this revolver in cal. 44/40 with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, 1-pc ivory stocks with carved Mexican snake & eagle on left side, factory engraved, Type A scroll with inscription on back strap as stated above. Letter also lists a standard walnut presentation case and shows that it was shipped to Buck’s Trading Post, Rt. 1, Box 146, R.R. 12, Wimberley, TX 78676, on May 6, 1993 in a 1-gun shipment. Remarks section states the following: “The above gun has the following special features; blackpowder style frame, inlaid bands on front and rear of barrel, gold inlaid band on rear of ejector tube, gold inlaid band at rear of cylinder, fire blue screws, etched barrel, serial number on back strap and trigger guard, special serial number assigned (001 Buck)”. On page 2 of the letter is a personal note from Marty Huber, Historian Emeritus of Colt Firearms: “Buck, it is interesting to note that I am a life member of the following collectors groups, Texas Gun Collectors Association, Colt Collectors Association and the Connecticut Gun Guild, and been with Colt Firearms for 57 years, 21 of them with the Historical Department. I have researched and mailed thousands of letters. This letter on your personal gun, serial number 001 Buck, presented to you by Colts Firearms in appreciation of your services rendered is the last letter signed in my official position as a Colt employee serving as Colt Historian Emeritus. We trust the information supplied above will be of interest.” and signed M.S. Huber, Historian Emeritus. Also accompanied by its orig blue 2-pc cardboard box and 1-pc white cardboard sleeve in addition to the beautiful, green velvet lined, footed, walnut presentation case. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl & grip. Appears to be new & unfired with bright royal blue & brilliant case colors. Grip is sound with a light ivory patina. Cardboard box label is missing. Presentation case is extremely fine. 4-36872 JR43 (4,000-7,000)

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*UNUSUAL PAIR OF SPECIAL ORDER 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS BY BEN SHOSTLE. SN FBF-007 & 007-FBF. Cal. 44-40 & 45 Colt. Both revolvers are virtually identical in configuration and engraving with one having all blue finish and the other blue & color case hardened. Both have 7-1/2″ bbls, fixed front sights, 1-line addresses and model & caliber markings on left sides. Left sides of frames are marked differently and they are mounted with different styles of grips. Engraving consists of 35-40% coverage, well executed foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and Cuno Helfricht style sunbursts on left recoil shields. Top straps have fine border patterns. Engraving extends about 3″ up the bbls with a sgl gold band at the frame ends and wide & narrow gold bands at the muzzle ends. They have a deep relief panel on the left sides near the muzzles with raised inlaid gold plaque inscribed “THE FIRST BANKERS” with what is apparently the bank’s logo. An identical raised gold logo is at the top of each back strap and the back straps are engraved in script “First Bankers Corporation of Florida”. The butt straps are inlaid with three gold, 5-pointed stars. Cyls are identically engraved with a continuous flowing foliate arabesque pattern that runs from land to land with small star bursts by each stop notch. Rear edge of cyls have wide & narrow gold bands. The work is signed by the late Master Engraver Ben Shostle at the base of the left recoil shields. They each are accompanied by their orig custom shop, burgundy velvet lined, oak casings and cardboard shipping boxes. The lids of the wood cases are impressed in black letters with the bank’s logo and “THE FIRST BANKERS” in the centers, the “COLT” logo in right front corners and the caliber marking in left front corners. Interior is recessed for the revolver and a brass belt buckle with similar information and a gold plated cartridge along with the orig keys. 1) SN FBF-007 is all blue with conventional transverse pin and varnished oak grips with gold Colt medallions, numbered to this revolver. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt. Last three digits of SN are hand engraved on rear face of cylinder with the number “0035” around the cylinder bushing hole. 2) SN 007-FBF is blue & color case hardened with black powder style frame having 3-line patent dates. Assembly number “W3380” is found on the left side of the grip frame under the grip, which number is also found around the cyl bushing hole. Mounted with 2-pc oil finished walnut grips with gold Colt medallions which are numbered to this revolver. CONDITION: Both revolvers appear to be new & unfired and unturned retaining virtually all of their orig factory finish. Cases are equally new. 4-40832 JR254 (4,000-6,000)

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*COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY BUNTLINE REVOLVER. SN 18567SA. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 12″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with left side marked “COLT BUNTLINE SPECIAL 45”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates with rampant Colt. SN was observed in usual place on bottom of frame and on left side of front & back straps under grip. Assembly number “784” was observed on face of cyl and on loading gate. Bottom of bbl is stamped “BB1258”. Mounted with 2-pc plain walnut grips that are pencil numbered to this revolver on inside. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong dark blue & brilliant case colors. Grips are sound with no visible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40601 JR50 (2,000-3,000)

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*COLT PYTHON DA REVOLVER. SN 67688E. Cal. 357 Mag. Blue finish with 6″ vent rib bbl & adjustable sights. Mounted with 2-pc Pachmayr medallion rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory blue with muzzle edge wear and light wear and touch-up to front edges of frame & cylinder. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40176 JR39 (1,000-1,200)

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*COLT DIAMONDBACK DA REVOLVER. SN R51918. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ vent rib bbl and Pachmayr rubber grips. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory blue finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-40175 JR38 (1,000-1,200)

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*FANTASTIC FACTORY ENGRAVED & GOLD PLATED CASED SMITH & WESSON 32 DOUBLE ACTION 4TH MODEL REVOLVER. SN 216770. Cal. 32 S&W. Spectacular little auto ejecting revolver with 3-1/2″ keyhole shape bbl, pinned half moon front sight & fixed rear sight as part of the bbl latch. Top of rib has 2-line address with last patent date “1889”. Mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips with deep gold S&W medallions. Revolver is very tastefully factory engraved with about 35-40% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It has matching engraving patterns on sides of bbl, bbl lug, top strap & back strap with more matching patterns on lands between the flutes of the cylinder. Accompanied by a beautiful orig oak casing with cream colored doeskin lining, recessed in bottom for the revolver and with a raised bracket containing a twisted wire handle bristle brush. Although a number of these little Smith & Wesson revolvers were engraved & plated they are rarely found today in such elegant orig condition. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory gold-plated finish with only some very minor flaking on right side of bbl lug and around right side of hinge. There is another small flaked spot on right side of frame. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, new & unfired. Case is equally new. 4-40583 JR74 (5,000-7,000)

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1116
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: This is a 3rd Model SA Revolver not a 2nd model DA revolver as stated in the catalog title. This is a Modern Firearm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by a S&W Factory Letter confirming the gun as a .38 Single Action Third Model shipped from the factory 5/24/1900 to Schoverling, Daly & Gale, Co, NYC. It is likely that the Retailer would have assembled the cased combination set with the .22 cal barrel at their facility, as was a common practice.

*RARE CASED SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL DA REVOLVER 2-BARREL SET. SN 5752. Cal. 38 S&W and 22. Nickel finish with 3-1/4″ keyhole shaped 38 cal. bbl, half moon front sight & 2-line bbl address with last patent date “1880”. Mounted with 2-pc hard rubber S&W embossed grips that are numbered to this revolver. Spare bbl is 10″, keyhole shaped, in cal. 22, with target sights. Top of rib has usual markings including “MODEL OF 91” and last patent date of “1880”. Accompanied by a calf skin covered, rnd corner, yellow doeskin lined casing recessed in bottom for revolver with short bbl, spare 10″ bbl and also contains a brass tool kit containing three different sizes of screwdriver blades and a spare, unnumbered pair of S&W embossed extended hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except 10″ bbl which is completely unnumbered. Both bbls & revolver appear to be new & unfired. Both sets of grips are crisp & new. Box is sound with numerous external nicks & scratches with some minor losses to finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Tool kit is fine. 4-39860 JR46 (3,000-5,000)

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1117

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1 SECOND ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 47141. Cal. 22 Short. Silver & blue finish with 3-1/4″ oct bbl with integral rib and German silver front sight with rear sight in the cylinder latch. It has a sheath trigger with square butt and fine 2-pc smooth pearl grips. Revolver is beautifully engraved, probably by Gustave Young, with full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on sides of frame, sides of bbl lug and side flats of bbl. Top of rib is engraved in a beautiful flower blossom with dash & dot border patterns. Top of back strap is engraved in an elaborate hunter star with geometric patterns at the heel & on butt strap. Back strap & butt strap and rear edge of frame are engraved in a fine dash & dot border pattern with dot patterns around rear edge of frame. Cyl is engraved around its entire circumference with foliate arabesque patterns and dash & dot borders. The assembly number “A4″ was observed on right heel under grip, on rear face of bbl lug and front face of cyl. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grips. Bbl retains a cleaned gray metal patina with plummy/blue on bottom flat with some light scattered fine pitting. Frame & grip frame retain virtually all of their orig lightly oxidized silver finish with slight wear on heel & toe and tips of trigger sheath. Cyl is a dark plummy patina. Left grip has a chipped toe & heel, otherwise grips are sound showing light edge wear and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a small ring about 1” from forcing cone. 4-39891 JR157 (2,000-3,000)

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SMITH & WESSON NO. 3 FIRST MODEL RUSSIAN. SN 27924. Cal. 44 Russian. Blue finish with 8″ keyhole shaped bbl, pinned half moon front sight and 1-line address in English which included “RUSSIAN MODEL”. It has usual 6-shot cyl and is mounted with smooth walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Butt strap has a screw-plugged lanyard stud hole. The assembly number “329” is stamped on right heel of grip frame, under the grip, which number is also found on rear face of cyl and in bbl latch cutouts. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms about 4,665 of these commercial production revolvers were made. Like their predecessors, the No. 3 American models , they were immediately accepted by the American public and saw extensive service on the American frontier. They were greatly favored due to their ease of loading & unloading, powerful cartridge and inherent accuracy. There are numerous recorded instances of both lawmen & outlaws using these revolvers to great effect, including members of the James Gang, Buffalo Bill Cody, among other luminaries of that time. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grips. Bbl retains 65-70% strong orig factory blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the rnd portion of bbl & top of rib flaked to a medium patina, with a few scattered spots of pitting. Frame retains about 80% glossy orig blue with strong front & back straps. Cyl retains about 60% thin orig blue, strong & bright in flutes. Grips are sound with moderate wear and retain a hand worn patina. Bbl latch is a little sticky, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36869 JR158 (4,000-6,000)

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FINE IDENTIFIED MARTIALLY MARKED SMITH & WESSON SCHOFIELD 2ND MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 5738. Cal. 45 S&W. Blue finish with 7″ keyhole shaped bbl, pinned half moon front sight with V-notch rear sight in bbl latch. Ejector housing has the usual markings on each side and it is mounted with 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Left grip has a clear “JRJr” (Lt. James Rockwell, Jr.) cartouche over the date “1876”. Right grip has a clear “CW” (Charles Woodman) sub-inspector cartouche. Butt strap has a small “US” at the heel along with the SN and there are small inspector initials on various parts. According to family legend this revolver was the property of James D. Nickerson. James Dallas Nickerson enlisted as a Corporal in H Company Illinois 141st Infantry on June 16, 1864 and was mustered out Oct. 10, 1864 in Chicago. He re-enlisted on March 20, 1865 in H Company Illinois 9th Cavalry and was mustered out Oct. 31, 1865 in Selma, Alabama. He re-enlisted in the regular Army on Sept. 13, 1867 and retired July 9, 1900. No additional information was readily available at this time although with that length of service a military record should be available. Accompanied by a small packet of information of family history which indicates that Mr. Nickerson was born in 1845 and apparently died in about 1920, intestate, with a substantial estate for that day, that passed to his half brother, Daniel Herbert Fish in Vermont. Included in this inheritance was approx. $27,000 in cash, some jewelry and ten building lots that he owned in Steele, ND. In addition there allegedly were 35 trunks full of belongings including clothing, letters, diaries, bags of coins, linens, dinnerware, artifacts, Indian artifacts and books. This revolver was apparently found in one of the trunks and has been passed down through the Fish family until it was sold to the consignor. Another entry in the provenance states that in 1904 Mr. Nickerson was awarded the rank of Major in retirement. Mr. Nickerson’s estate was probated in the State of New York and would be available for review as a public record. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including cyl & grips. Bbl latch was not disassembled to check for matching numbers. Overall retains 60-70% orig blue showing wear & thin blue on bbl, strong in gullets and sheltered areas of the frame. Back strap & butt strap are a blue/gray patina. Cyl is a blue/brown patina on outer diameter with stronger blue in flutes. Trigger guard & hammer retain faded case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly having faded to gray. Grips are very fine with their sharp legible cartouches and retain a hand worn patina. Hammer is missing the safety and full cock notches and timing is off which will not allow the cyl to lock. Bright shiny bore. 4-40152 JR153 (8,000-10,000)

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SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 35150. Cal. 44 S&W Russian. Nickel finish with 5″ keyhole shape bbl, pinned half moon front sight and 1-line bbl address without patent dates. Left side of bbl has the caliber markings and right side of frame has the S&W logo. Revolver is mounted with replacement diamond checkered walnut grips with the serial number “25748” inside the right side. Cylinder is 1-7/16″ long. Serial number was observed on bottom of butt strap, rear face of cylinder, on bbl latch and inside bbl latch cuts of bbl. Although this model was produced in large quantities, apparently only a few were made without the patent date bbl markings. PROVENANCE: John Irwin Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine, all matching except grips as noted above. Overall retains about 80% strong orig factory nickel with holster wear around muzzle and some flaking on both sides of frame with fine pimpling on right side. Cylinder has some spots of bubbled nickel and a flaked area on one land between flutes. Grips are sound and show heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Hammer spring has been lightened, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered very fine pitting. 4-36802 (1,750-2,750)

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SMITH & WESSON FRONTIER MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN 13812. Cal. 44 WCF. (44-40). Blue finish with 6″ keyhole shaped bbl, pinned half moon front sight and 2-line address with left side marked “44 WINCHESTER CTG”. Mounted with 2-pc rnd butt S&W embossed, diamond checkered, hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms Smith & Wesson records disclose that all frames for this revolver were manufactured prior to 1899 and therefore are considered to be antique under existing regulations. There were 15,340 of these fine large frame revolvers produced in their own serial range. This was a very popular revolver on the American frontier with numerous lawmen & outlaws recorded to have favored using it. Among them were Belle Starr & infamous Texas gunfighter, John Wesley Hardin, who was holding one of these nickel plated revolvers when he was killed in the Acme Saloon in El Paso, TX in Aug. 1895. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including bbl latch, cyl & grips. Overall retains about 95-96% glossy orig blue with muzzle edge wear and some slight thinning on sides of bbl. Rear sides of frame are lightly flaked to light patina. Trigger retains 60-70% bright orig case colors and hammer about all of its orig case colors. Grips have a compression fracture on inside by the right escutcheon, otherwise are sound showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-40255 JR154 (3,000-5,000)

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ENGRAVED COPY OF A No. 3 SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL RUSSIAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 778. Cal. 44 Russian. Nickel finish with 7″ keyhole shaped bbl, pinned steel half moon front sight with top rib marked “SPRING HEAD V.K. NEW-YORK” with brackets. Mounted with wonderful checkered 2-pc ivory grips with a raised carved Chevalier on right side. Revolver is engraved with about 75% coverage on frame foliate arabesque patterns which extend over sides of bbl & bbl lug & top strap. Back strap & trigger guard are engraved to match. Cyl has matching engraving on lands between the flutes with a simple border outline around the flutes. Butt is fitted with a tiny lanyard swivel in butt strap. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Frame & cyl retain most of their strong orig nickel finish and hammer faded case colors. Bbl & trigger guard are mostly bright metal, almost undetectable from the nickel. Grips are extremely fine showing little or no wear and retain a light ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36865 JR42 (3,000-5,000)

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*CUSTOM ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL HAND EJECTOR (TRIPLE LOCK) DA REVOLVER. SN 3915. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with groove rear sight in top strap. Spectacularly & beautifully engraved by well known engraver, Jerome C. Glimm & signed on top edge of crane. Engraving consists of about 70% coverage on frame of spectacular foliate arabesque scrolls with feather patterns below cylinder on left side. Engraving patterns also extend over bbl & at muzzle with feather patterns over top strap continuing down rear edge of frame beside hammer slot & on back strap. Cylinder is beautifully engraved to match with a wonderful hand engraved serrated pattern at rear edge. Both sides of frame have gold wire border with a fine gold wire cross hatched pattern on top of bbl at the frame with gold wire bands around ejector rod housing & another at muzzle. Top of back strap has another very fine gold wire onion dome shaped inlay with gold wire inlay on butt strap. Cylinder has a narrow gold band at rear edge with continuous gold wire around flutes. Fitted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Accompanied by a certificate from engraver Glimm dated 7-13-1989. This is certainly one of the most beautifully custom engraved Smith & Wesson revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are modern replacements. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom blue finish, appears unfired since engraving. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35616 JR40 (3,500-5,500)

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*FINE KURT JAEGER ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON K22 MASTERPIECE DA REVOLVER. SN K245721. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ ribbed bbl, partridge front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. Revolver is 5-screw model and is mounted with 2-pc magna size ivory grips with silver Smith & Wesson medallions and raised carved stag’s head on each side with stippled background. Frame has full coverage oak leaf & acorn pattern engraving with deep stippled background. Top strap is engraved in feather patterns which extend down back of frame by hammer slot. Cylinder is engraved to match with oak leaf & acorn patterns on lands between flutes and feather patterns around rear edge. Oak leaf pattern engraving extends about 1-1/2″ up each side of bbl. Butt strap & trigger guard are engraved to match and the four exposed screwheads are engraved. Orig hammer & trigger have jeweled sides. Left side of top strap is engraved “KURT JAEGER, MAINZ”. Left side of butt strap, under grip, is stamped with a small diamond with an “S” and date “9 65” which indicates that this revolver was factory refinished in Sept. 1965. The “S” indicates special refinish; probably relating to the engraving. Bottom flat of bbl is also stamped with the small diamond and “S”. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this revolver as being shipped Nov. 16, 1955 to Rex Firearms, New York City in a 10-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory restored finish with gold wash in lettering on both sides of bbl. Grips have a small compression fracture in right side, otherwise are sound and retain a wonderful golden ivory color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40582 JR52 (3,000-5,000)

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*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 22/32 KIT GUN WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 530105. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, notched half moon front sight and adjustable rear sight on rnd top frame. Frame is rnd butt style and is mounted with beautiful diamond checkered silver medallion walnut grips. It is 5-screw style frame and accompanied by its orig hinged lid, dark maroon cardboard box with pea green & black end label identifying this revolver as found. Bottom of box is matching numbered in pencil and also has the pencil notation “Kirkwood / 23 Elm Street”. Inside the box contains an orig twisted wire handle bristle brush and a twisted wire handle mop. These little revolvers were specifically designed with the intention of being used by sportsmen & outdoorsmen as part of their hunting or fishing kit and with that sort of use they are rarely ever found in high orig condition, especially with their orig boxes. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered, however there is no doubt that these are the orig grips to this revolver. Overall retains 99% plus strong, dark, orig factory blue with no visible flaws. Grips are crisp with a couple of minor spots on the diamond points and show most of their orig wood grain with little or no hand oil in the checkering. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may have been fired but if so very little. Box is equally new with one small scratch on top of lid. 4-40584 JR72 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE A.H. FOX HE GRADE SUPER FOX SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 32517. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, FULL/FULL choke, 3″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top of right bbl is marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and left bbl “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” Bbl flats are marked “3 IN. AND BARRELS NOT GUARANTEED-SEE TAG”. Each bbl in front of flats stamped with “0”. The Super Fox frame has minimal border engraving and each side engraved “ANSLEY H. FOX”. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Fox marked sculpted hard rubber grip cap, Hawkins vented recoil pad with 1/4″ black spacer, checkered beavertail forend that has matching serial number stamped on inside. Bore diameter: left -.739, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.047, right -.046. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.032. Drop at heel:3″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 9lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Accompanied with a John T. Callahan A.H. Fox letter identifying as HE Grade, 12ga, 32″, FULL/FULL choke, 14-1/8″ LOP, 3″ drop at heel, 8lbs. 14oz., full pistol grip, single trigger, chamber for 3″ shells. Shipped July 27, 1928. Original consignee Whitefield Hardware Company, no address provided. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue with a few minor nicks & scratches, faint muzzle wear and rub mark from forend. The receiver retains 85% strong orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina across balance point. Trigger guard carries good orig blue across bow and silvering through grip area. Stock is sound with nice checkering, handling marks, nicks & dings, a shallow linear scratch running 5″ on comb, some minor chips on pistol grip cap and retains an orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with good checkering, typical nicks & dings. Appears to be a factory forend perhaps added by Savage and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with a tiny shallow pit in right bbl. 4-39861 BDT86 (4,500-7,500)

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*A.H. FOX CE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 302929. Cal. 16ga, 28″ bbls, tapered, matted concave rib, dual white sighting beads, 2-1/2″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and left “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” Side of each bbl has 1-1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving. Receiver has typical C grade engraving, foliate arabesque scrolls with oval marked “ANSLEY H. FOX” with 2 quail on left side and 2 woodcock on right side, setter on point center of bottom, and trigger plate with wheel of foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with nicely figured straight-grain walnut, custom stock with checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, serrated hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.660, right -.660. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.029. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb:1-7/8″. Weight: 5lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95% of a fine restored blue finish, some minor nicks & dings and an area near center slightly thinning from carrying. Receiver retains 75-80% orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Trigger guard retains most of a fine, restored, blue finish. Custom stock has sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a fine, custom hand-rubbed finish. Forend is sound with nice checkering, a few handling marks and orig finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-40795 BDT139 (4,500-7,000)

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*FINE A.H. FOX XE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 25763. Cal. 12 ga., 26″ Chromox steel bbls, matted concave rib, ivory front and white center sighting beads, MOD/IMP.MOD chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” and left “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA U.S.A.”. Chamber area of both bbls have 1-3/4″ wedge of bold leafy foliate scroll, the rebated frame is engraved in typical “X” style, with oval scene of 2 waterfowl on left side with “ANSLEY H. FOX” above it, 2 quail in flight on right side with “ANSLEY H. FOX”, circle with upward looking fox on bottom, with balance a bold leafy foliate scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, sculpted checkered side panels, multi-point checkered rnd knob pistol grip, and Jostam anti-flinch recoil pad, checkered splinter forend with ebony schnabel tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.018, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, some minor dings & scratches, some areas starting to thin, and rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver shows traces of orig case colors in protected areas with remainder a pleasing soft silver patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, minor grain crack on lower right side, typical minor light handling marks and retains a nice hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with hairline crack at bottom at forend iron, slightly worn checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains orig finish blended with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety, strong ejectors, nice bores that are slightly frosted. 4-40105 (4,000-7,000)

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*A.H. FOX DE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 27246. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Krupp steel bbls, matted concave rib, sgl silver sighting bead, 3″ chambers, IMP.MOD/MOD chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Rebated frame is beautifully “D” grade engraved with ribbon engraved “ANSLEY H. FOX” on each side. Left side oval with 2 shore birds in flight, right side with 2 grouse in flight, bottom center with setter on point with split rail fence in background, trigger plate with bold floral scroll with shaded background as well as balance of frame and top tang, fences are engraved with a stylized portrait of a mythical creature. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, with arrowhead dropper point, checkered rnd knob pistol grip, Silvers style recoil pad, checkered splinter forend with ebony schabel tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.024. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine as beautifully and faithfully restored. Bbls retains nearly all of an extremely fine factory quality restored blue finish with only a few light handling marks and a spot of thinning over right chamber. Frame retains most of a fine factory quality case colored finish with some faint thinning on sharp edges and across top of fences. Stock is sound with small chip behind top tang, nicely restored checkering, a few minor handling marks in a professional hand rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, and a few minor handling marks and retains a fine professional hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 4-40102 (9,500-13,500)

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*CSM FOX FE SPECIAL GRADE SIDE BY SIDE WITH CASE. SN F205793. Cal. 28ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib with single ivory sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, Briley choke tubes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl in gold “MADE TO ORDER – AH FOX”, left bbl “KRUPP FLUID STEEL”. Muzzles have narrow gold band and 1″ wedge of foliate scroll. Chamber end has narrow gold band and 2″ wedge of foliate scroll. Flats are marked in gold “FE SPECIAL” as well as serial number. Forend lug marked “CT. SHOTGUN MFG. / NEW BRITAIN, CT. U.S.A.” The scalloped and rebated frame is wonderfully engraved with foliate scrolls with shaded background, ribbon marked in gold on each side “ANSLEY H. FOX”. Left side has 2 flushing grouse in gold, right side 2 flushing quail in gold, gold pointer on bottom, gold quail in flight on trigger bow, gold woodcock in flight on top lever pivot. Trigger plate on left side of trigger is marked “J.R. DEMUNCK” and right side “LEE R. GRIFFITHS”. Serial number and safe also in gold. Water table is engraved with foliate scroll and gold serial number and “FE SPECIAL”. Inside forend iron is engraved with foliate scroll and gold serial number over “FE SPECIAL”. Mounted with highly figured fiddle-back walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis, checkered round pistol grip with fleur-de-lis, checkered butt with fleur-de-lis, foliate-engraved skeleton plate with gold wire borders, fully checkered small beavertail forend with fleur-de-lis. Bore diameter: left -.545, right -.545. Bore restrictions: left -Briley, right -Briley. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 5lbs. 10oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Accompanied with leather luggage case, burgundy interior with A.H. Fox label. Accessories: a total of 7 Briley tubes with wrench and salmon-colored canvas cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% orig blue, a couple minor handling marks, and rub marks from forend. Receiver retains 98% orig dark case coloring. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains its fine orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. Gun has seen only minimal use. Case and cover are in equally fine condition. 4-40651 BDT143 (10,000-15,000)

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Revised: 10/2/2010

THE HISTORIC PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOX “F” GRADE SHOTGUN
Theodore Roosevelt, in many ways, was one of the most unique presidents of the United States. A man who personified the ultimate macho image coupled with the most honorable sense of right and wrong. He was also one of the most ardent naturalists and conservationists ever to hold office. During his tenure, some of the greatest advancements in conservation were implemented. There is so much to say about this remarkable man but in the book, Theodore Roosevelt, Outdoorsman by R. L. Wilson, the introduction serves as a great definition of the man – “Theodore Roosevelt was one of the greatest of American Presidents, and one of the most versatile and accomplished individuals ever to hold that office. His public and private record of achievements during his sixty years of life (1858-1919) is remarkable. He was a social reformer and trust-buster, statesman and diplomat, rancher and hunter, naturalist and conservationist. In addition, he was a soldier, explorer and author. He also held the offices of Vice-President and Governor of New York. He was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, co-organizer of the Rough Riders, builder of the Panama Canal, and founder of the Boone and Crockett Club. Roosevelt’s colorful and forceful personality endeared him to the people of his time. To all Americans he was a great exemplar of courage, hardihood, and self-reliance. Through his daring exploits in public office and private pursuits, Americans experienced vicariously a life of excitement, action, and adventure. At times, he almost seemed larger than life itself. Not only did he beckon all Americans to the “strenuous life”, but he set the pace and pointed the way. By precept and by example, he taught his countrymen to shirk no responsibility, shun no duty, flinch from no danger. He personified the highest American ideals and infused the nation with a new consciousness and pride”. This gun, a gift from the President of Fox Gun Company, was one built for, presented to, and owned and used by Theodore Roosevelt on his famous 1909 African safari. After Roosevelt’s death, it passed to his son Kermit; then to his son, Kermit Roosevelt Jr. It was then sold privately and now for the first time in history is being publicly offered for sale. This exciting shotgun is considered to be the most historic and important shotgun known to exist.

THE HISTORIC PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOX “F” GRADE SHOTGUN. SN 13292. Cal. 12ga. Even without the Roosevelt connection, this A.H. Fox shotgun is one of the finest American made doubles ever produced. Add in the Roosevelt provenance, and it becomes historic nearly beyond comprehension. This great shotgun has 30″ barrels, choked MOD/FULL with matted, tapered, concave rib, single ivory sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of the right barrel over the chamber area is marked “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR HON. THEODORE ROOSEVELT” and the left barrel “BY A.H. FOX GUN COMPANY PHILADELPHIA U.S.A.” Breech ends of barrels have 1/8″ band of scroll engraving with a gold line through the rib. Frame is spectacularly engraved with ribbon on each side marked “ANSLEY H. FOX” and has full coverage intricate patterns of foliate arabesque scrolls and oak leaves throughout with a gold setter on the left and right sides. Hinge pin is inlaid with 4 gold diamonds on each end. Bottom of the frame is engraved with a large round vignette that depicts a scene of 3 partridge feeding in a woodland background. Top tang has “SAFE” inlaid in gold and trigger bow has extremely fine floral scroll with an oval vignette of a duck in flight over a marsh scene. Mounted with dark, mineral streaked, French walnut with very fine, about 30 lines per inch, full checkered splinter forearm that has fleur-de-lis and ribbon carving. Buttstock is checkered to match and has checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis and the checkered round knob pistol grip with fleur-de-lis and ribbon carving, 14″ over its original serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.038., right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. LOP 14″. This is accompanied by an oak and leather trunk case that measures 33-1/4″long x 9-5/8″wide x 3-5/8″deep that is for a firearm with 30″ barrels and is marked on the front edge of the top “MADE IN ENGLAND”. Interior is green felt lined and compartmented for a stocked receiver and barrels with various other compartments containing a 2-piece ebony and brass shotgun cleaning rod, 35″ long unassembled; three sections of a “C. M. POWERS GUN CLEANER” solid brass cleaning rod whose handle also contains a small oiler; another section of a steel cleaning rod with jag end and a German silver clamp-like handle with cleaning rod marked “PAT APPL’D FOR”. In addition, there is an ebony handled turn screw with German silver ferrule marked on the blade “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. Most certainly this turnscrew is from President Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” Holland & Holland double rifle which he also carried on the African safari. A covered compartment in the right end of the case contains an unusual double-ended flat metal box-wrench, 4-3/4″ long that retains about 75% of its original black paint and is purported to be an Evinrude outboard motor wrench which Mr. Roosevelt and Kermit were known to have used on their Amazon expedition. The compartment also contains a partial metal tube of “ANTI-RUST / BIG CHIEF / GUN GREASE” and a quantity of tow. The left front compartment contains what appears to be the original handle from the case to which are attached numerous strings from old luggage tags, one of which is from a warehouse in New York. Another partial tag is from the United States Lines. The main front compartment contains two pieces of material which are purported to be part of Mr. Roosevelt’s pajamas. The lid and bottom of the case are partially covered by numerous applied travel labels, some applied over their predecessors, mostly illegible with mostly illegible handwriting. One, however, on the right end of the lid appears to be a Uganda Railway label. This label is very ancient and dark brown with severe losses. There has been speculation offered that this case may have been from Mr. Roosevelt’s Holland & Holland double rifle. Accompanied by a copy of Theodore Roosevelt Outdoorsman, R.L. Wilson. Also included is an A. H. Fox Gun Company factory letter over the signature of John T. Callahan, Arms Historian for A.H. Fox, Savage & Stevens which identifies this shotgun as an “F” Grade, 12ga, with chokes MOD/FULL, walnut stock, 14″ LOP, 1-5/8″ drop at comb, 2-1/2″ drop at heel, 7lbs. 8oz. Notes: (from face of card) trigger pull right bbl 5lbs, trigger pull left bbl 6lbs, auto safety (the word ejector was present but crossed out) “This gun is for exhibition purposes and must be as perfect as skill can make it.” “Thin comb” (underlined), shop records simply say “Exhibition Gun. Mr. Fox will select stock, frame & barrels”, (from reverse of card) “Pres. Roosevelt”. The date on the record shows the gun to have been started on September 18, 1908. No completion date or shipping date is present but itmust have been February 1909 based on letter from President Roosevelt. Also accompanying are copies of the cited production card. In addition, there is a letter over the signature of Roe S. Clark, Arms Historian for the Savage Firearms Company, dated February 26, 1975, addressed to Thomas C. Kidd of Zionsville, PA, wherein he details the same information as above. This being the 100th anniversary of the completion of the extraordinarily famous Theodore and Kermit Roosevelt African Safari expedition of 1909-1910, it is extremely appropriate in offering President Roosevelt’s Fox shotgun to relate its history and historical significance to accompany this sale. Beginning some time in early 1908, knowing that he no longer planned to run for a second full term as President, Mr. Roosevelt began planning a major hunting safari. Initially he had contemplated an extended trip to Alaska but soon changed to an African hunting safari and concentrated his efforts in that direction. He had been there previously with his family in December of 1872 and January of 1873 and apparently decided that such a hunting trip would be more appropriate. After considerable correspondence with internationally known African hunter Fredrick Selous, international conservationist Edward North Buxton and Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, the primary character of The Man-Eaters of Tsavo fame, convinced President Roosevelt that such a safari was feasible. President Roosevelt, being the inveterate letter writer that he was, corresponded with a great variety of experts from a very wide range of disciplines including sculptors, photographers, taxidermists, zoologists, other hunters and of course, the Winchester Arms Company to obtain suitable firearms. He also communicated regularly with his son Kermit regarding almost every detail and decision that would have any affect on the expedition. The media kept the world informed of the President’s intentions regarding the safari which prompted various manufacturers to write the President. One of the correspondents, in a letter dated August 13, 1908, Mr. Ansley H. Fox, President of the A. H. Fox Gun Company, wrote: “the directors of this company, having read of your proposed hunting trip, have instructed me to offer to make to order for you the finest gun this company can produce”. For whatever reason, President Roosevelt responded that he would decline the offer. However, the President apparently quickly changed his mind and in a letter dated September 10, 1908, wrote to Mr. Fox stating: “when I wrote you, I did not intend to take a shotgun to Africa. I find, however, that I would like to take such a gun, provided that at close quarters I could use it with ball also. In other words, I should like in case of an emergency to have it loaded with ball and use it as a spare gun for lion. Now I have rather a pride in taking American rifles on this trip, and in the same way I should like to take an American gun; but of course you may have by this time decided that you do not care to repeat your very kind offer; in that event will you tell me what the cost of such a gun as I have described, twelve-bore and plain finish would be?”. And in a postscript: “of course the use with ball would be wholly exceptional; normally I should use it for geese, ducks, guinea fowl & etc.” Mr. Fox apparently responded immediately advising that his company intended to provide the President with the finest shotgun his company could manufacture. In so doing, Mr. Fox had created a difficult situation for his craftsmen because the Roosevelt expedition was scheduled to leave in only 6 months and obviously the shotgun had to be delivered well before that time. As fate would have it, the Fox Gun Company had plans to exhibit at the Grand American Handicap which was scheduled for late spring of 1909 and their plans, which were well under way, included two “F” Grade shotguns. These two shotguns were serial numbered 13291 & 13292. The work order card indicates that production of number 13292 began on September 18, 1908 while number 13291 wasn’t started until about three weeks later. Number 13291 was to become the magnificent “F” Grade exhibited at the Grand American Handicap Trap Shoot later that year. Fox gun, number 13292, was finished in sufficient time to be delivered to President Roosevelt, probably in Late January or early February 1909, as the letter on White House stationery, dated February 11, 1909, to Mr. Fox reads in part “the double-barreled shotgun has come, and I really think it is the most beautiful gun I have ever seen. I am exceedingly proud of it. I am almost ashamed to take it to Africa and expose it to the rough usage it will receive. But now that I have it, I could not possibly make up my mind to leave it behind. I am greatly obliged to you, and I am extremely proud that I am to have such a beautiful bit of American workmanship with me”. Then five days later on February 16, 1909, President Roosevelt again wrote to Mr. Fox “do let me thank you most warmly again for that beautiful gun. It is so beautiful that I take pleasure in just looking at it. I shall keep it as long as I live, and when I die it shall go to my son Kermit who accompanies me on my African trip.” And so President Roosevelt’s Fox shotgun is documented as having been delivered to his hand. With the increasing publicity and notoriety of the President’s African expedition, it soon morphed into something he had apparently not originally envisioned. While President Roosevelt was reasonably wealthy, the expenses for this large an expedition rapidly exceeded his ability to pay. After a discussion with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, it was decided that they would raise $50,000 toward the expenses of the expedition, but added three scientists to the party. The President received and additional $50,000 from Charles Schribner, the magazine and book publisher, for him to write articles to be published in their magazine, which were later consolidated into the now famous African Game Trails. Andrew Carnegie contributed another $25,000 and an additional $30,000 while the Presidential party was in Africa. The total cost, not including donated arms and equipment, amounted to over $150,000 which in today’s money would equate to approximately 3 million dollars!! In that day, the Presidential succession took place on the 4th of March and on March 23, former President Roosevelt and Kermit departed Hoboken, NJ, aboard the steamship Hamburg with a stopover in Naples and a transfer to the steamship Admiral to finish their journey to Mombasa, British East Africa. Among the hundreds of crates, cartons and cases of the expedition’s gear, were 20 cases of firearms, ammunition and accoutrements. Case number 12 contained “one Fox double-barreled shotgun, one leather compartment case for Fox shotgun, one leather case for Fox shotgun and one jointed cleaning rod for Fox shotgun.” Case number 6 contained 300 brass 12-gauge shot shells with loads ranging from “single ball” to “dust”. After arriving in Mombasa, the party traveled to Nairobi where they hired at least 260 porters to transport the expedition’s equipment and supplies. The expedition began on April 21, 1909, and ended March 14, 1910 when they reached Khartoum. Very little is recorded of The President or Kermit having used this Fox shotgun, nor are there any known photographs of either of them holding or carrying it. However, there is one mention in a monthly essay by Mr. Roosevelt, published in Schribner’s magazine of October 1909, wherein he said “I had a Fox No. 12 shotgun; no better gun was ever made”. Another account in African Game Trails, speaks of using the Fox double barrel to shoot a large rabbit-like creature. There are other references to harvesting Egyptian geese, yellow-billed “mallard”, francolin, sand grouse, spur fowl and any number of other game species for the pot and for study specimens. After the Roosevelts’ returned from Africa in 1910, nothing is known about the Fox shotgun until Theodore and Kermit took it with them on their ill-fated 1913-1914 “River of Doubt” Amazon expedition which was published in Mr. Roosevelt’s book Through the Brazilian Wilderness. This expedition nearly killed Mr. Roosevelt, he having contracted “jungle fever” and a serious leg wound which are said to have shortened his life by at least 10 years. Apparently at one point during this expedition, when the situation had become almost untenable, Mr. Roosevelt was prepared to abandon all of his equipment and have the party make their way directly to safety, but was persuaded by Kermit to remain, which saved the Fox shotgun. President Theodore Roosevelt died peacefully in his sleep on January 6, 1919 and, as promised, passed his Fox shotgun to his son, Kermit. Upon Kermit’s death in June, 1943, the Fox shotgun was left, with his estate to his wife Belle and then to his son, Kermit Jr. In 1974, Kermit Jr., and the Roosevelt family made a decision to dispose of the family firearms and, through a firearms dealer intermediary who sold the Fox shotgun to eminent Fox historian and outdoor writer, Thomas C. Kidd of Zionsville, PA, along with Kermit’s custom Springfield rifle. In a letter dated 30 March 1977, on Kermit Roosevelt & Associates, Inc. letterhead, over the signature of Kermit Roosevelt, to Mr. Thomas Kidd, he states that “the Fox shotgun belonged to my grandfather, Theodore Roosevelt. It was specially made for him, he took it to Africa on his safari of 1908-9 and specified that after his death, it should go to my father and not to be sold”. In another paragraph he states, in effect, that the Fox shotgun and Springfield rifles he had inherited from his father “…were never part of the Sagamore Collection. They stayed in my mother’s house in New York until her death and at that time they were turned over to me.” Also accompanying is a notarized statement from Thomas C. Kidd dated February 21, 2000, wherein he identifies this shotgun, by serial number, and states that he had purchased it in 1974 from an intermediary agent selling items for Mr. Kermit Roosevelt and his immediate family members. He further states “the gun’s provenance path is unbroken, as the historically important gun has been in the personal collection of Thomas C. Kidd, located at…in Zionsville, Pennsylvania, since its acquisition by the above mentioned from the Roosevelt family in the fall of 1974”. In addition, there is a bill of sale for this shotgun from Thomas C. Kidd to an undisclosed buyer which is dated February 22, 2000. The fact that this is “the most historical American double barrel shotgun ever made” is hard to debate but it is also certainly one of the finest American shotguns ever made. Combine this with the fact it was owned by one of the most incredible men to ever hold the office of President of The United States, and finally consider that it was used on one of the most famous of all African safaris. In summation, one must conclude that this is a true American treasure. It is unquestionably the epitome of the ultimate American shotgun and hard to conceive of another that could ever eclipse it in importance. PROVENANCE: President Theodore Roosevelt; to Kermit Roosevelt; to Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.; to Thomas C. Kidd Collection; to a private collector. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Barrels retain nearly all of their fine original factory blue with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains strong original factory case colors on the sides and in the more protected areas with the bottom thinned but still with visible color blending with hand-worn silver patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, expected nicks, dings & button drag marks and retains its original finish with hand-worn patina through the grip. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety and bright shiny bores. Case is worn and fragile with finish loss on the edges and some loose stitching. Handle is detached and inside the case (as mentioned above). Straps are deteriorated and broken with their remnants inside the case. Interior is moderately to heavily soiled and stained but with light wear. Bottom front edge of the wood around the lock is cracked but lock is still functional. The tools and implements are fine except the brass cleaning rod which appears to have been used as a punch to dislodge a stuck article from a gun bore as both ends are battered. JR 275 4-40555 BDT167 (please contact Firearms department for estimate)

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*EXTREMELY RARE A.H. FOX “DIRECTOR’S SPECIAL” GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 121. Cal. 12ga. Outstanding Special Grade Fox shotgun with 30″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, dual brass sighting beads, MOD/FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “KRUPP FLUID STEEL MADE TO ORDER BY” and left bbl “THE A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA.” Muzzles have fine bands of border engraving and chambers have 2-1/2″ wedge of very fine foliate arabesque scroll engraving. Receiver has beautiful, delicate, early, D-quality engraving with “ANSLEY H. FOX” in tiny letters in an arc near the top edge on each side. Left side is engraved, in great detail with the small game scene of two feeding quail in a field scene with forest in the background. Right side is engraved to match with two feeding woodcock in a marsh scene with wooded background. Bottom of receiver is engraved with the large round vignette of two setters on point in a woodland scene with split-rail fence in foreground. Balance of engraving is very light, delicate foliate arabesque scrolls with about 50% coverage over the entire receiver. Top tang is made without safety. Trigger bow is engraved with nearly full coverage, extremely fine foliate arabesque scrolls overlaid with inlaid “F.J. Barthmaier” in fine gold script, likely a replication of his signature. Mounted with hand-crafted replacement stock of highly figured walnut, by David Trevallion that has checkered side panels, checkered round knob pistol grip, solid red Silvers pad and a matching checkered splinter forend with fluted ebony tip insert. Forend iron is engraved to match. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.046, right -.045. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Very little is known about Frank J. Barthmaier’s life beyond the fact that in 1906 the Philadelphia City Directory lists him as the Secretary of the A.H. Fox Gun Co. In 1907 during the reorganization from the Philadelphia Arms Corp. and reincorporation in Pennsylvania as the Fox Gun Co., Mr. Barthmaier is listed as the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors with 133 shares of stock. By 1908 he is listed as the Secretary/Treasurer and Board member. It was during this time that a series of special shotguns were produced for the Directors of the company, including a CSE Grade, No. 35 built for Director Louis H. Eisenlohr which was offered at auction in the Fall of 2007 by Julia’s. That this fabulous shotgun was especially made for Mr. Barthmaier and is a one of a kind is beyond doubt. The engraving, like that on the Eisenlohr gun, is unique unto itself by a very talented engraver. Also, without doubt, is the fact that this shotgun has been faithfully re-wooded by Trevallion, in the highest traditions & skills of the stock maker’s art. The wood to metal fit is as perfect as man could make it and replicates the stock found on Eisenlohr’s Fox No. 35. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 99% of a fine factory-quality restored blue finish with just a couple minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains traces of orig case colors, mostly in protected areas, with the balance a silver-gray patina blending with faded and worn orig colors. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple of tiny handling marks and retains all of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains all of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Triggers & mechanics are crisp, made without safety with bright shiny bores. 4-39887 BDT154 (35,000-55,000)

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*FANTASTIC UPGRADED STERLINGWORTH GUN COMPANY SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN 2 BARREL SET. SN 53886. Cal. 12ga, two 30″ bbls with matted, tapered concave ribs, dual white sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Set one is choked SKEET/SKEET. Set two choked MOD/MOD. The bbls are marked identically with right bbl marked “STERLINGWORTH FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL MADE BY” and on left bbl “THE STERLINGWORTH COMPANY – PHILADELPHIA PA. U.S.A.” The muzzles of each bbl have 1-1/4″ wedge of oak leaf scroll with 2 gold acorns. Chamber of each bbl has 2″ wedge of oak leaf scroll and 4 gold acorns. Narrow gold band on each chamber and rib extensions marked in gold with roman numeral I and II. The rare hinge-pin frame has been extended at rear and scalloped and rebated. Engraving is relief oak leaf with stippled background with 3 gold acorns on each side. Bottom has gold jumping fox and gold quail in flight in a field scene. Fences, top tang and top lever are engraved with carved oak leaves. Pad of top lever and trigger guard bow are pierced in oak leaf pattern. Mounted with fiddle-back walnut, carved raised side panels, diamond shaped checkered straight grip, checkered butt with oak leaf engraved heel and toe plates, carved beavertail forend with wrap-around checkering, diamond center escutcheon with relief oak leaf engraving. Set One: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel:2-1/4″, drop at comb:1-1/4″. Weight: 7lbs. 12oz. LOP 16″. Set Two: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.011. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb:1-1/4″ . Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 16″. Gun is accompanied with a J.T. Callahan A.H. Fox letter identifying gun as Sterlingworth Grade, 12ga, 30″ FULL/FULL, walnut stock with 14″ LOP, 2-3/4″ drop at heel, weight 7-1/2 to 7-3/4lbs. Shipped from Philadelphia on November 9, 1910 to original consignee Prussia Hardware Co. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as professionally restored. Metal surfaces retain virtually all of their fine professional restored blue finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor, little nicks and retains virtually all of its fine custom hand-rubbed finish. Forends are sound with sharp checkering, only a couple minor small nicks and retains its custom hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are good, stiff trigger pulls, non-automatic safety, shiny bores with a couple minor, shallow pits in each bbl. 4-40920 BDT159 (7,000-10,000)

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*SAVAGE FOX STERLINGWORTH SKEET & UPLAND SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 270419. Cal. 20ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, ivory front sighting bead, missing center bead, choked about SKT/MOD, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “SPECIAL ALLOY-FORGED STEEL” and left bbl “SAVAGE ARMS CORPORATION, UTICA, N.Y. U.S.A.” Standard receiver with minimal zig-zag border engraving and stamped “FOX STERLINGWORTH” on each side. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered straight grip, serrated hard rubber buttplate, and checkered splinter forend. This late variation made its debut in 1935. Bore diameter: left -.621, right -.621. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-1/2″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue, minor muzzle wear, minor nicks & dings, some small areas with very fine surface oxidation, minor rub mark from forend. Rib retains sleeve for center bead with bead missing. Receiver retains 85-90% orig case colors blending with a brown & gray patina across bottom. Stock is sound with a couple of minor chips around frame, normal nicks & dings, nice checkering and retains orig finish with hand-worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with nice checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Triggers are crisp with automatic safety and nice shiny bores. 4-40036 BDT80 (1,500-2,500)

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*PHILADELPHIA A.H. FOX STERLINGWORTH SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 365444. Cal. 16ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, single silver sighting bead, IMP.MOD/FULL chokes, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl trigger. Top of right bbl is marked “STERLINGWORTH FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL”. Left bbl “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” Standard receiver with zig-zag border and stamped “STERLINGWORTH” on each side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, serrated hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.662, right -.662. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.036. Drop at heel:3″, drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 6lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with some minor nicks & scratches and spot of very shallow surface oxidation over chamber of right bbl. Receiver retains 90% orig case colors, strong on side and across top, thinning and blending with silver patina through balance point. Stock is sound with nice flat-point checkering, a tiny chip at receiver and lower tang, some typical, minor nicks & dings and retains orig open grain finish. Forend is sound with good flat-point checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains orig open grain finish. Mechanics are crisp, automatic safety, bright shiny bores with a couple tiny, shallow pits about halfway on each bbl. A really fine example of Philadelphia Sterlingworth. 4-40068 BDT85 (2,400-3,900)

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*LEFEVER ARMS DS GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL HANGING TAGS. SN 60110. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, matted, tapered rib, single silver sighting bead, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. The side-plated receiver is not engraved, marked on both plates “LEFEVER ARMS CO / SYRACUSE NY U.S.A.” Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered round-knob pistol grip, checkered hard rubber buttplate, and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.038. Drop at heel:3-1/8″ , drop at comb:1-7/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 10oz. LOP 14″. Gun is accompanied with its original hanging tags identifying as DS Grade, 12ga, weighing 7lbs. 10oz., 30″ bbls, choke FULL/FULL. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 80% orig thinning blue with minor muzzle wear and thinning from carrying in forend area blending with silver & brown patina, usual minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong on plates and over top with balance blending with a silver & gray patina. Stock is sound with nice flat-point checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains a clean open-grain oil finish. Forend is sound with nice flat-point checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains some orig varnish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety and nice shiny bores. 4-39881 BDT87 (1,000-2,000)

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*LEFEVER ARMS E GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 73120. Cal. 12ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered rib with dual ivory sighting beads, MOD/MOD chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Right bbl over chamber is marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO. / KRUPP” and left bbl “STEEL. / SYRACUSE N.Y. U.S.A.” The side plated receiver is marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO.” on each plate, circle with pointer on left plate and setter on right with some foliate arabesque scrolls and accenting geometric designs. Trigger guard has circle with game bird. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted, fluted hard rubber grip cap, serrated hard rubber buttplate, blank gold oval and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.023. Drop at heel:2-3/4″ , drop at comb:1-9/16″ . Weight: 6lbs. 10oz. LOP 14-5/16″. CONDITION: Very good+. Bbl retains 99% of a professional factory-quality, restored blue finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver has traces of orig case color in protected areas but is mostly a soft gray patina. Trigger guard is also a gray patina. Stock is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, some minor handling marks and faint nicks & scratches and retains a professional hand-rubbed restored finish. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, a couple small handling marks and retains a professional, hand-rubbed, restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety and nice shiny bores. 4-40779 BDT107 (2,500-4,500)

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Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It has been noted that an unusual faint and thin halo-like effect exists along certain outside edges of the gold inlays. We asked one of the nation’s foremost firearms conservation experts to inspect these inlays under magnification and he has determined that they are appropriate, old, solid gold inlays applied to annealed steel, then case hardened and not the result of a plating process or later application to a pre-hardened surface. This expert shared with us that on rare occasions, he has observed this “boundary weeping affect” with gold inlays, which were subjected to high case hardening temperatures and also by lead contamination of the gold alloy. These inlays are from the period of the gun’s manufacture and not a recent addition or replacement.

*INCREDIBLE LEFEVER A GRADE SIDE BY SIDE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN 45598. Cal. 16ga, both bbls 30″ with tapered, matted ribs, single brass sighting beads, 2-1/2″ chambers, one set MOD/MOD choke, the other FULL/FULL, ejectors and dbl triggers. Set one is marked on right bbl “LEFEVER. ARMS. CO.” with accent scroll at each end, left bbl marked “KRUPP. FLUID. STEEL.” with accenting scroll at each end. Left bbl on bottom adjacent forend lug marked with serial number “45598”. These are the modified choked bbls. Side of each chamber has a 1″ wedge of scroll engraving. Set two: right bbl is marked “KRUPP.” and left bbl “FLUID. STEEL.”, both with underlying accent scroll. Bottom of bbl at forend lug, right side marked with “45598” number and left bbl “39395”. Each bbl has 1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving. The side-plated receiver is beautifully engraved with foliate arabesque scrolls. Each plate has diagonal marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO.”, left plate with 2 gold pointers on point and gold quail at forward end. Right plate with 2 gold setters on point and flushing gold woodcock at forward end. The sculpted bottom has duck coming in for a landing and trigger plate marked “PAT’D 1878 / 80.81 / 84.86 / 88.91 / .94”. Fences are carved with flower blossoms and stippled background, top lever has gold pigeon in flight. Trigger guard has chip and dart border an elliptical shape engraved “ARTHUR.PRIMEAUX TUSCARORA.NEV” with a flower blossom in center. Mounted with colorful, dark-streaked walnut, ebony inlaid spear-tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, sculpted ebony grip cap, checkered butt with ebony heel & toe plates, gold initial shield with entwined letters “AP”, checkered splinter forend with sculpted ribbons, sculpted ebony tip insert and center escutcheon with portrait in gold of a dog holding duck. Bore measurements: Set one – Bore diameter: left -.668, right -.668. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -..026, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-15/16″ , drop at comb:1-13/16″ . Weight: 6lbs. 12oz. LOP 14″. Set two – Bore diameter: left -.670, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel:2-15/16″ , drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. Gun is accompanied with a leather luggage case with red interior, plaque mounted on lid and engraved “ARTHUR PRIMEAUX / TUSCARORA / NEVADA”. Inside is a leather lace-up stock sleeve and a C.M. Powers gun cleaning brass rod with oil cloth pouch. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Both sets of bbls retain 97-98% orig blue, both with minor muzzle wear, minor nicks & scratches. Set one has 2 minor spots of surface oxidation on left bbl, both with faint rub line from forend. Receiver retains strong orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with very good checkering, usual minor nicks & handling marks and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with good checkering with some slight wear to center bottom part and retains a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores in all bbls. Case is in slightly rough condition, with the handle detached and placed in interior, lid has leather hinge that is totally unstitched and considerable scuffing & tears on corners. 4-40266 BDT93 (30,000-60,000)

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*VERY RARE L.C. SMITH DELUXE GRADE W/ FACTORY HANG TAG AND HAND-TOOLED CASE. SN 173683. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbls. Matted ventilated rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP-MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors and Hunter One Trigger. Top rib of bbl is engraved “MADE TO ORDER/BY THE/HUNTER ARMS CO. INC./FULTON. N.Y.”, behind that inlaid in gold “L.C. SMITH DELUXE GRADE”. Rib has 1-1/2″ of scroll engraving surrounding the gold inlay, muzzles have 1-1/2″ scroll engraving down each side, chambers have 2-1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving with gold lightning bolt. Bottom of bbl lug is fully foliate scroll engraved. Bbl flats have been jeweled. Inside forend iron is fully engraved with flowing foliate scroll and ribbon with engraved SN. Outside of forend iron is foliate scroll engraved with 3 gold oak leaves and branch. Forend escutcheon is engraved to match inside with roller release with fine checkering. The regular size frame has beautiful flowing foliate scroll, two gold setters and gold pheasant with stippled background on left plate, three gold ducks in flight, two with gold marsh grass, and stippled background on right plate, gold quail on trigger plate, clusters of three oak leaves on each side, three gold oak leaves on each side forward portion or receiver with same on back of fences, top of action, and top lever. Top tang is fully foliate scroll engraved with SAFE in gold, trigger guard is 90% scroll engraved with bow inlaid in gold “D.K. WASHBURN”. Trigger plate is fully engraved around trigger with gold “L” & “R”, selector is fully scroll engraved, trigger with oval of fine checkering. Safety is scroll engraved with raised center finely checkered. Mounted with superb streaked walnut, elaborate checkered pistol grip with ribbons, gold grip cap w/foliate scrollwork and flower blossom in center. Hawkins vented recoil pad. Fully checkered beavertail forend with ribbons and schnable tip. Stock and forend are numbered to the gun. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 1oz. LOP 13-7/8″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Marlin Firearms Co. letter, identifying as Deluxe grade, 12ga, 30″ bbls, regular frame, auto-ejectors, selective Hunter-One trigger, ventilated rib, beavertail forend, start date March 23, 1939, proof date July 11, 1939, pattern date July 12, 1939, finish date August 17, 1939, ship date August 16, 1939 (per record), sold to Harper & Reynolds, Los Angeles, CA. Also accompanied by a fine hand-tooled leather case, marked “A.H. HARDY/MAKER/BEVERLY HILLS CAL.” on bottom. Top has tooled floral design with center marked “DKW”. Included in case is the original L.C. Smith factory hanging tag and a variety of period cleaning equipment. Donald K. Washburn was a wealthy and well known sportsman, and owner of the “7-UP” Bottling Company in Los Angeles. Special Note: Per factory records, only 5 months were allowed in the production of this special order for this fine L.C. Smith. This was a tremendous rush order. It is assumed that the gun was needed right away and the Maker was pushed to the limits to meet a deadline. The observed normal completion time for such high grade L.C. Smith guns is commonly 12-18 months. This rushed production schedule, combined with the general turmoil within the Hunter Arms Co. in 1939 (financially the Company was doing poorly and was for sale), serves to explain certain apparent internal production shortcuts and quality deficiencies which can be discerned with careful scrutiny. It is important to note that externally, for the most part, this gun has the overall general appearance of a Deluxe Grade L. C. Smith shotgun. Some examples of differences are the lack of extra internal polishing and jeweling and discrepancies in internal markings. Julia’s guarantees this gun to be the genuine article as ordered in 1939 with refreshed wood and barrel finish. PROVENANCE: Consignor obtained this item directly from the Washburn Estate in the early 1980s. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% of a professionally restored blue with a few tiny handling marks, and minor nicks & scrapes and rubbed areas from forend. Receiver retains 95-97% orig case colors with some minor thinning on sharp edges and around cut out for bbl lug on bottom of receiver. Trigger guard retains about 90% orig blue, slightly thinning through grip area. Stock is sound with sharp refreshed checkering and a few minor light handling marks and retains nearly all of a finely restored oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp refreshed checkering, a few small dents on left side, retaining nearly all of its fine restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, non-auto-safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Case is in fine condition with some minor scuffing on corners. 4-38155 (50,000-100,000)

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*RARE L.C. SMITH MONOGRAM GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN FWE7090. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls with checkered, tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, IMP.CYL/FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and Hunter 1 selective trigger. Right bbl at chamber is marked “MONOGRAM STEEL” and left “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. FULTON. N.Y.”. Rib extension with gold strip engraved “L.C. SMITH MONOGRAM GRADE”. Muzzles have narrow band of border engraving and 2″ wedge of scroll engraving at chambers. The feather weight frame has “L.C. SMITH” in gold on each plate and engraved with a field of fine foliate arabesque scrolls and 2 pigeons in flight. Bottom of frame has field of foliate arabesque scrolls incorporating a couple of flower blossoms and duck in flight. Trigger guard is engraved with arabesque scroll and a signature in gold that is not completely legible. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, wrap-over checkered pistol grip with fleur-de-lis, hard rubber grip cap, Silvers recoil pad, fully checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 7lbs. 6oz. LOP 13″. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet as Monogram Grade 12ga, 30″ bbls, regular frame, single trigger and ejectors shipped 2-7-1919 and purchased by Spencer & Waters. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 99% of a fine factory-quality rust blue with a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains 95% orig case colors just starting to thin and blend with silver patina across balance point, minor silvering on sharp edges of fences. Stock is sound with fine checkering, tiny hairline grain crack behind each plate, normal minor handling marks, a couple shallow dents and retains orig finish blending with some hand-worn patina. Forend is sound, very nice checkering with a couple of minor flattened points and retains orig finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with some light frosting in front of forcing cones. 4-40775 BDT112 (8,000-12,000)

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*OUTSTANDING LC SMITH PIGEON GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 5002. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, checkered, tapered, concave rib with dual ivory sighting beads, FULL/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “HUNTER ARMS CO. MAKERS FULTON N.Y.” Precious metal strip and rib extension engraved with pigeon. The regular frame is engraved on left plate with standing pigeon and tight decorative foliate arabesque scrolls, right plate with pigeon in flight, matching scrolls, and both plates marked “L.C. SMITH”. Sides and bottom have decorative foliate scrolls and trigger guard is engraved “C.H.L.” Mounted with nicely figured dark walnut, checkered pistol grip with hard rubber grip cap, Monte Carlo and leather-faced solid recoil pad. Fully checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.039. Drop at heel:2-1/2″ , drop at comb:2″ . Weight: 7lbs. 11oz. LOP 13″. Accompanying gun is an LC Smith Collectors Association letter identifying as Pigeon Grade with 30″ bbls and finished February 5, 1901 also giving history of the Pigeon Grade. Also accompanying, a Cody Firearm Museum Marlin letter identifying gun as found. There is also a letter from Lloyd Greenup, Jr. stating that to the best of his ability gun was originally purchased by Charles H. Loud in the early 1900s. He was a lawyer and judge in Miles City, Montana. On his death the gun was passed to adopted daughter Margaret Lloyd Stanley who was married to Lowell E. Stanley. They moved to Hamilton in 1936 and purchased the Hamilton Floral. On their deaths the gun was passed to their son Charles R. Stanley. I purchased the gun from Charles Stanley in the 1990s. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with a couple minor nicks & dings and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 90+% strong, dark orig case colors on plates, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a couple tiny dings in top of comb, some minor chipping on left side at recoil pad and retains orig finish. Pad is showing some age crack on sides, but is solid. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor impressions and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores, as gun has seen very little use. 4-40077 BDT79 (6,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE LC SMITH CROWN GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 8249E. Cal. 20ga, 26″ bbls, checkered, tapered, concave rib with dual ivory sighting beads, CYL./FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and Hunter One single selective trigger. Top of right bbl is marked “L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE” and left “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. FULTON. N.Y.” Muzzles have narrow band of border engraving, chambers have 1-1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving, rib extension with scroll engraving and precious metal strip. The feather-weight frame is beautifully engraved with oval on left plate with 2 setters and right plate with 2 pointers surrounded by flower blossoms and foliate arabesque scroll and ribbon on each plate marked “L.C. SMITH”. Each side behind hinge pin and on bottom around trigger plate screw are floral bouquets. Top lever has scroll engraving and gold crown on pivot. Mounted with nicely streaked walnut, checkered round knob pistol grip, black serrated hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.623. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.031. Drop at heel:2-13/16″ , drop at comb:1-3/4″ . Weight: 5lbs. 13oz. LOP 13-3/4″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet showing 20ga Crown with 26″ bbls with ejectors and shipped to William Reed & Sons. Also accompanying gun is a brown canvas and leather take down case with sewn-on label “William Reed & Sons, Boston, Mass.” CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 65-70% orig blue with some muzzle wear and thinning on sides from carrying, normal nicks & scratches and a thin rub-line from forend. Receiver shows thinning orig case colors mostly in protected areas with balance a smooth silver patina. Trigger guard shows orig blue across bow and blending with silver through grip area. Stock is sound with tiny hairline grain crack behind locks, moderately worn checkering, normal nicks, dings & handling marks and retains an oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with moderately worn checkering, minor nicks & dings with oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with areas in both bbls with some shallow pitting. Case is solid with some modern repairs to latches. 4-39978 BDT78 (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE L.C. SMITH 3E GRADE MADE WITHOUT SAFETY. SN 9106. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, checkered, tapered, concave rib with single brass sighting bead, FULL/FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Rear section of rib is marked “HUNTER ARMS. CO. FULTON. N.Y.” Chamber end has narrow band of scroll engraving. The regular frame is engraved in usual Grade 3, left plate oval with 2 bobwhite, right plate with 2 woodcock accenting foliate scrolls in each corner, with each plate marked “L.C. SMITH”. Mounted with nice, figured streaky walnut, checkered straight grip, serrated hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.726, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.037. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.023. Drop at heel:2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 12oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue with faint muzzle wear, some small nicks & scratches, a couple small spots of fine surface oxidation and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 95% orig case colors, bright on sides and over top, slightly thinning across bottom. Trigger guard retains 95% orig blue thinning on sharp edges and a few minor scratches. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks, retaining most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, made without safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores, as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-40776 BDT106 (3,500-5,500)

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*RESTORED LC SMITH FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN FW134561. Cal. .410, 25-3/4″ bbl, checkered tapered rib with single brass sighting bead, FULL/FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE” and left marked “HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.” The feather-weight frame is stamped “L.C. SMITH” on forward part of each lock plate. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, serrated hard rubber buttplate and checkered splinter forend. Bore measurements N/A. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 99% of a factory quality restored blue finish with just a couple minor, small handling marks. Receiver retains 99% of a factory quality restored case colored finish with a couple nicks & scratches. Stock is sound with clean flat point checkering, a couple small handling marks, and retains virtually all of a fine factory-style restored finish with some minor wear through grip area. Forend is sound with nice flat-point checkering, a few small handling marks, and a fine factory-style restored finish with some minor flaking on right rear corner. Triggers are crisp, automatic safety and bright shiny bores, as this is one of the finest restored guns you could find. It appears to be test-fired only. 4-39883 BDT81 (3,000-5,000)

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*L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN FW73575. Cal. 16ga, 28″ bbls, checkered, tapered, concave rib, single brass sighting bead, IMP.CYL/FULL chokes, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractor and dbl triggers. Right bbl over chamber is marked “L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE” and left “HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M’F’R’S FULTON, N.Y., U.S.A.” The feather weight frame is marked on each plate “L.C. SMITH”, zig-zag border and bold floral scroll with shaded background. Mounted with nice straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, serrated hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.652, right -.650. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.042. Drop at heel:2-13/16″ , drop at comb:1-5/8″ . Weight: 6lbs. 8oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears test-fired only. Bbls retain 98-99% orig blue, slight fading at muzzle and chamber end, and some minor handling marks. Receiver retains 98% dark orig case colors starting to thin on sharp edges and across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic and two-way safety, bright shiny bores as gun appears test-fired only. 4-40778 BDT108 (2,500-4,500)

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*L.C. SMITH 2E GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 8699. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, checkered, tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, MOD/FULL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Rib extension is marked “HUNTER ARMS. CO. FULTON, N.Y.” The regular frame is engraved “L.C. SMITH” on each plate, circle with quail on left plate and woodcock on right with some accenting fine, foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, Silvers solid red recoil pad, checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.030. Drop at heel:2-3/4″ , drop at comb:1-5/8″ . Weight: 7lbs. 14oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% orig blue, minor muzzle wear, minor thinning at breech end, normal nicks & scratches, rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver retains thinning orig case colors, stronger in protected areas and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with 2 tiny hairline cracks off of right plate, good checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains a clean oil finish with some orig varnish in protected areas. The Silvers pad is slightly squashed with a small amount of deterioration at heel and toe. Forend is sound with good checkering, 2 hairline cracks at forend metal, normal, minor nicks & dings and retains orig varnish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic and two-way safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores slightly frosted in front of forcing cones. 4-40777 BDT109 (2,000-3,000)

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RARE EARLY L.C. SMITH 3 QUALITY WITH REBATED LOCK PLATES. SN 30068. Cal. 10ga, 30″ Damascus bbls with checkered, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, FULL/FULL choke, 2-7/8″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked from chamber “HUNTER ARMS CO. MAKERS FULTON. N.Y.” The short rib on bottom is stamped with a “3” and bottom of left bbl is stamped “XXX”. The early Hunter Arms receiver is engraved in a 3 quality pattern with very rare rebated lock plates that are engraved with oval with 2 woodcock in field scene on left and single grouse in field scene on right. There are some accenting foliate arabesque scrolls and fences are carved with a single rib. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip with sculpted and fluted hard rubber grip cap, checkered hard rubber buttplate with vignette of 2 setters on point, checkered splinter forend slightly schnabled with ebony tip insert. Hard rubber center escutcheon is missing. Bore diameter: left -.798, right -.798. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.033. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.023. Drop at heel: 3-1/2″, drop at comb: 2-1/16″. Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as Grade 3, 10ga, 30″ bbls. Other remarks, XXX stock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls have dark brown Damascus on left bbl while right bbl shows Damascus pattern with a gray patina. There are typical minor nicks, dings & scratches. Receiver has orig case colors on top tang with balance of receiver a silver hardening mixed with gray patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, normal nicks, dings & scratches and retaining much of its orig finish with some hand-worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains orig finish. Mechanics are good with non-automatic safety, nice shiny bore in right bbl while left bbl has numerous pits in chamber and bbl. Gun locks extremely tight with top lever right of center. 4-40937 BDT162 (1,000-2,000)

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*L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP. SN S26683. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, checkered, ventilated rib, dual ivory sighting beads, FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chamber, single trigger and ejector. Left side over chamber is marked “L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY TRAP”. Chamber end has minimal scroll engraving. Frame is nicely engraved with bold foliate scroll surrounding setter on point on left side, 2 quail in grass on right. Mounted with dark, nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap, Jostan Anti-Flinch recoil pad, checkered target forend with schnable tip. Bore measurements: Diameter: .727. Restriction: .028. Wall thickness: .035. Drop at heel: 2″. Drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 8lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% orig blue with faint muzzle wear, some minor nicks & scratches and rub mark from forend. Receiver shows thinning orig colors, mostly in protected areas and blending with a silver patina. Stock is sound with nice checkering, some minor nicks & dings in a professionally cleaned finish with traces of orig varnish and blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with nice checkering, usual nicks & small dings, traces of orig varnish blended with hand-worn patina. Trigger is crisp, made without safety, strong ejector and nice shiny bore. 4-40260 BDT88 (1,500-2,000)

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*VERY SCARCE ITHACA FLUES 6E GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 323401. Cal. 16ga, 28″ bbls, matted tapered rib with dual ivory sighting beads, IMP.MOD/IMP.CYL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” and left “ITHACA, N.Y. USA”. Chamber end has 1″ wedge of bold foliate scroll. Receiver is engraved with bold floral and foliate scroll with shaded background, gold setter on left, gold pointer on right. Top of trigger plate is marked “MADE IN / USA” over a spread-wing eagle clutching 3 arrows. Mounted with very highly figured black walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis, checkered pistol grip with fleur-de-lis, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, Ithaca hard rubber buttplate, blank gold initial shield, checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.661, right -.657. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.042. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7lbs. 0oz. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain an old restored factory-quality blue with muzzle wear, numerous nicks & light handling marks thinning and blending with brown patina from carrying. Receiver retains orig case colors in protected areas but is mostly a silver-gray patina with sharp engraving. Stock is sound with heavily worn checkering, normal minor nicks & dings, some fine grain-checking on left side and retains an oil finish blended with hand-worn patina. It fits receiver and tangs full size. Forend is sound with heavily worn checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains an oil finish with hand-worn patina, again fitting forend metal full size. Though showing considerable use, this rare gun is a great candidate for a professional restoration. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, good ejectors, shiny bores with one tiny shallow pit in right bbl. 4-40876 BDT151 (7,500-12,500)

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*EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER ITHACA KNICK MODEL SOUSA SPECIAL GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN WITH SHRINER INSIGNIA. SN 400452T. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, tapered, matted vent rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, EXTRA FULL choke, with ejector. Bbl on each side of rib, flat sides of bbl & across top are engraved with a fine foliate arabesque scroll with ribbon on left side marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” and right side marked “ITHACA, N.Y. U.S.A.” Frame is fully engraved with tight foliate arabesque scrolls with oval on left side of gold pointer and right side a gold setter and bottom center a unique emblem of The Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.O.N.M.S.), commonly known as the Shriners, in silver & gold with scimitar marked “Medina”. John Phillip Sousa was an active Shriner and wrote several marches dedicated to the Ancient Order. Trigger guard across bow has gold inlay of mermaid. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels with sculpted edge, checkered straight grip with ribbons, Presentation Pachmayr red recoil pad, blank gold shield and checkered beavertail forend. Bore measurements: Diameter: .746. Restriction: .045. Wall thickness: .035. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 98-99% orig blue with a couple small handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains dark orig case colors throughout with sharp engraving. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, factory finish with some minor nicks & scratches and some areas that are starting to craze. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, factory finish with a few minor handling marks. Trigger is crisp, made without safety, strong ejector and bright shiny bore. 4-39902 BDT76 (26,000-32,000)

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*SCARCE ITHACA KNICK MODEL 7E GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 401950T. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, tapered vent rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke, with ejector. Flat sides of bbl are engraved with oak leaves & acorns with arcing banner on left side marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” and on right side “ITHACA, N.Y. U.S.A.” Entire receiver is engraved with oak leaves & acorns with 2 gold ducks in flight on left side, 2 gold pheasants on right side, 2-color gold eagle clutching arrows on bottom over “MADE IN U.S.A.” Trigger guard engraved with oak leaves & acorns and gold bust of bull elk. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with ebony grip cap, brown Pachmyer White Line trap pad, blank gold initial shield, fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail target forend with triangular ebony tip insert. Bore measurements: Diameter: .732. Restriction: .038. Wall thickness: .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% orig blue with a few minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 98% orig dark case colors with just faint wear on sharpest edges. Trigger guard retains nearly all its orig blue. Stock is sound with good checkering, retaining most of its orig finish with a few small handling marks and minor flaking at sharp edge of side panels. Forend is sound with good checkering, original finish with a few minor handling marks. Trigger is crisp, strong ejector and bright shiny bore, as gun has seen only a small amount of use. 4-39903 BDT75 (7,000-12,000)

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*ITHACA KNICK MODEL 5E GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 405095. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, checkered, tapered vent rib, Raybar front and ivory center sighting beads, FULL choke and ejector. Flat sides of bbl are engraved with bold foliate scroll. The grade 5 receiver is engraved with oval on left side with 2-color gold pheasant and right side with gold woodcock, bottom center has eagle clutching arrows over “MADE IN U.S.A.”. Top of trigger plate is marked “ITHACA GUN CO. / ITHACA, N.Y.”. Remainder is relief-engraved in a bold foliate scroll with shaded background. Top of frame is finely matted. Mounted with highly figured feather-grain walnut, sculpted checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with ebony grip cap, Ithaca sunburst recoil pad, blank gold oval and checkered beavertail target forend. Bore measurements: Diameter: .726. Restriction: .037. Wall thickness: .054. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs. 11oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Consignor states this 5E and 4E #405079 were made in 1963 and purchased together and have remained together for 47 years. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears test-fired only. Bbl retains 99% orig blue with a couple of minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains nearly all of its orig dark case colors. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its fine orig blue. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, virtually all of its orig finish with a couple of minor nicks & dings. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, virtually all its orig finish and a couple of small handling marks. Trigger is crisp, made without safety, strong ejector and bright shiny bore, as gun appears to be test-fired only. 4-39904 BDT74 (5,000-8,000)

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*ITHACA KNICK MODEL 4E GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 405074. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, checkered, tapered, vent rib with Raybar front and ivory center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke and ejector. Flat sides of bbl are engraved with an open leafy scroll. The grade 4 receiver is engraved on left side with man in trap shooting stance and right side with Native American drawing a bow. Lower rear corner on each side marked “ITHACA GUN CO.” Balance of engraving is bold, foliate scroll with stippled background. Top of receiver is stippled for glare. Left side behind shooter is signed “McGraw”. Bill McGraw was the most famous of the Ithaca engravers, working for Ithaca from 1907 to 1968. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip with ebony grip cap, Silvers recoil pad, blank gold oval and checkered beavertail target forend. Bore measurements: Diameter: .727. Restriction: .037. Wall thickness: .050. Drop at heel: 1-13/16″. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs. 6oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Consignor states this 4E and 5E #405095 were made in 1963, believed purchased together and have remained together for 47 years. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 99% orig factory blue with just a few minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 95-98% strong, original case colors slightly fading on bottom. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a tiny repaired chip behind top tang, high-gloss original finish with a few minor handling marks. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, high-gloss finish with a few minor handling marks. Trigger is crisp, strong ejector and bright shiny bore as gun appears to be test fired only. 4-39905 BDT73 (4,000-6,000)

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*FINE DELGREGO/RUNGE UPGRADED PARKER AAHE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 226929. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, matted, tapered vent rib, dual white sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, FULL choke, ejector and single trigger. Muzzle has 2″ wedge of scroll engraving on each side. Chamber area has 4″ wedge of scroll engraving on each side. The single bbl receiver is engraved and signed by Robert Runge, with fine foliate arabesque scrolls, gold pigeon in flight on trigger plate, “PARKER BROS.” in gold across center of bottom, trigger guard with arabesque scrolls and serial number in gold. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with blank gold plate center. Larry Delgreco & Son marked black vented recoil pad, checkered beavertail target forend with fleur-de-lis. Bore measurements: Diameter: .733, Restriction: .037, Wall thickness: .058, Drop at heel: 2″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 8lbs. 5oz., LOP 14-1/4″. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify as SC Grade, 32″, capped pistol grip. Accompanied with modern green canvas luggage case with brass corners. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears as new since upgrade. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine restored blue finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its restored case colored finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small handling marks, and retains its custom high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple handling marks and retains its custom high-gloss finish. Trigger is crisp, made without safety, strong ejector and shiny bore, as gun appears to have seen only a little use. Luggage case is nice and in excellent condition. 4-40896 BDT136 (6,000-9,000)

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*PARKER SC GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 238730. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbl, matted vent rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, MOD choke, ejector and single trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN, CT. U.S.A. ACME STEEL”. The single bbl receiver is engraved with bold, leafy scroll with pigeon in flight on trigger plate, “PARKER” across center of bottom, and a stippled semi-oval on each side. Mounted with nicely figured flame-grained walnut, checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap checkered with fleur-de-lis, Monte Carlo and solid black Pachmyer pad. Checkered target forend. Bore measurements: Diameter: .735. Restriction: .024. Wall thickness: .063. Drop at heel: 2″. Drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 99% of a factory quality blue finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains 99% of a cyanide case color finish with sharp crisp engraving. Stock is sound with hairline crack behind top tang, sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks retaining virtually all of a fine, hand-rubbed finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a fine, hand-rubbed finish. Trigger is crisp, strong ejector, bright shiny bore, as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-39907 BDT84 (4,000-6,000)

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COLT 1883 GRADE 2 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH 2 SETS OF BARRELS. SN 6571. Cal. 12ga, 30″ & 26″ bbls both with matted, concave ribs, single brass sighting beads, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. 30″ with FULL/MOD chokes and 26″ with MOD/IMP.CYL chokes. Top rib of each bbl is marked “COLT’S PT F A MFG CO HARTFORD CT USA”. The grade 2 hammerless receiver is engraved on left side with setter on point over grassy area with 2 flushing game birds, right side with pointer and sitting game bird. Trigger plate is marked “PATENTED / AUG. 22. SEP. 19. 1882″. Balance of engraving is a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Trigger guard is engraved with foliate arabesque scroll, oval with sculpted border with duck in flight. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap, checkered hard rubber buttplate with Rampant Colt logo. Each bbl has checkered splinter forend, slightly schnable tip with ebony insert. 30″ bbls Bore Dimensions: Bore diameter: left -..734, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.029. Drop at heel:3-1/8″ , drop at comb:1-9/16″ . Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. 26″ bbls Bore Dimensions: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.024. Drop at heel:3-1/8″ , drop at comb:1-9/16″ . Weight: 7lbs. 9oz. LOP 14”. Gun is accompanied with a Colt factory letter identifying as 12ga, 30″ blue finish, wood stock, weighing 7lbs. 12oz., number 2 grade, furnished with a concave matte rib, shipped to F.F. Daverra, no address given. Shipped September 21, 1892, one gun in shipment. Remarks: the record on this shotgun also contains additional notations pertaining to a second set of bbls that were 26″ in length. However, they do not specify whether these were a replacement set of bbls or an additional set of bbls. Gun is housed in a modern green canvas luggage case with Colt label on inside lid. CONDITION: Fine. Both sets of bbls retain strong brown Damascus pattern. The 30″ bbls seem to be of a finer grade of Damascus. They have a few minor nicks & dings and a couple of dark spots. The 26″ bbls have some minor nicks & dings and a couple of dark spots. Receiver shows orig case coloring in protected areas with balance a silver blending with brown patina. Stock is sound with very good checkering, a couple of flattened points, normal nicks & dings and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina in grip area. Forends are sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks & dings, retaining orig finish blending with some hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, shiny bores in all bbls. 4-40619 BDT104 (4,500-6,500)

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*SCARCE HOLLENBECK GUN COMPANY, WHEELING, W. VA., SHOTGUN. SN 50. Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. Best known for his three barrel guns, F. A. Hollenbeck, a prolific inventor, worked for, and formed many gun companies during his career. This unusual gun made in Wheeling, WV (before the name change to Three Barrel Gun Company, and moving to Moundsville), has 30-5/8″ fine Damascus bbls with flat file cut rib. Patented crossbolted rib extension is engraved “Damascus Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with SN. Breech ends of bbls have scroll engraving. Boxlock action has fluted fences and automatic safety (“Safe” engraved). Water table is stamped with patent information, SN, and “C”. Action is engraved with very nicely cut light scroll at about 60% coverage framing bird dogs in ovals on either side. Bottom of action is engraved “Hollenbeck Gun Co Wheeling. W. Va.” Blued trigger guard has scroll engraving and quail on bow, and SN on tang. Dark, very finely marbled European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/16″ over brown “Old English” pad installed on original Silvers base plate. Point pattern borderless checkering has scrolled rear portion extending onto buttstock. Scrolled pistol grip has ebony insert. Matching splinter forend has ebony tip, and inverted T-latch as found only on early Hollenbeck guns. Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.032. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.027. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at comb: 2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 2.5 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 40-50% original brown, pattern quite bold. Action retains most of its original case color, silvering on bottom, fences, and high edges (it was never very strong). Stocks retain most of their original rubbed oil finish, but with evidence of having been taken down a bit at time of fitting of new recoil pad. Action is tight. Bbls are very slightly off face. Bores are excellent. 4-40866 MGM116 (2,000-3,000)

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*RARE BAKER GUN COMPANY PARAGON GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 622. Cal. 12ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib with dual ivory sighting beads, IMP.CYL/FULL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. The side lock receiver is game scene engraved left plate with setter and 2 quail accenting foliate arabesque scroll, right plate has pointer and 2 snipe with accenting scroll, balance of engraving is a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Fences have a bold, relief-engraved scroll with punch dot background. Frame on each side below plate engraved “BAKER GUN CO.” Trigger guard has scroll engraving and oval with initials “JEG”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, multi-point checkered pistol grip with sculpted hard rubber grip cap, monogram and checkered hard rubber buttplate, multi-point checkered splinter forend with sculpted ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.738, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.048. Drop at heel:3″, drop at comb:1-3/4″ . Weight: 7lbs. 12oz. LOP 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain strong Damascus pattern with minor muzzle wear, some thinning in chamber area and minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains strong orig case colors, mostly in protected areas, thinning & blending with silver patina on plates and silver & brown patina across bottom. Stock is sound with stable hairline crack on each side of top tang running to side plate, checkering is good with some slightly worn points. Retains orig finish with normal minor nicks & handling marks and blending with hand-worn patina in grip and checkering area. Forend is sound with a grain crack running on left side of ebony insert down to the checkering. Checkering is slightly worn and carries orig finish blending with hand-worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, shiny bores with some minor, very shallow pits in left bbl. A rare American made side by side. 4-40672 BDT96 (2,000-3,000)

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*VERY SCARCE BALTIMORE ARMS SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 6410. Cal. 12ga, matted, tapered rib, single brass sighting bead, FULL/FULL choke, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Receiver is not engraved, uniquely fluted fences and stamped on trigger plate “BALTIMORE ARMS CO.” Water table is stamped “A/PAT. 2-13 1900/6410”. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered straight grip, serrated hard rubber buttplate, marked in circle around top screw “BALTIMORE ARMS CO.” and in circle around bottom screw “BALTIMORE MD.” Checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.725, right -.724. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.043, right -.041. Drop at heel:2-11/16″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 7lbs. 14oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue with faint muzzle wear, usual minor nicks & dings and some spots of fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains 90% orig case colors blending with silver patina on sharp edges and across balance point. Trigger guard retains orig blue with some flaking & blending with brown patina and some minor silvering through grip area. Stock is sound with very nice checkering, some minor nicks, dings & shallow dents retaining much of its orig finish blending with hand-worn patina on top of comb & through grip area. Forend is sound with very nice checkering, some minor nicks & dings with orig finish blending with hand-worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp, automatic and two-way safety, shiny bores with a couple very shallow, minor pits in right bbl. 4-39882 BDT89 (1,000-2,000)

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VERY FINE D. B. WESSON SHOTGUN. SN NSN. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. A high condition example of this very well made, extremely scarce, American shotgun; it is unmarked except for patent information stamped on water table. 29-1/4″ Dramatically figured barrels are similar in pattern to Bernard steel, and have low concave game rib with long square shouldered doll’s head extension. Unique bar-in-wood boxlock action has short, flat-sided hammers and tall spurs. Breasts of hammers engage firing pins. Action fastens with push-up top lever which engages rib extension. Fences are very thin, and firing pins are retained by bushings. Forend iron is permanently attached to hinged front portion of action, and bbls attach by side nail through engraved oval escutcheons. Engraving on all metal consists of large open scroll. Most of these guns were engraved by Gustav Young, and the engraving on this gun is in his style. Lightly streaked and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over engraved blued-steel buttplate and features 18 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. There are two fully checkered pieces of wood attached to action bar. Wood of fore piece has matching checkering and nicely shaped ebony tip. Bore diameter: left -.722, right -.720. Bore restrictions: left -000, right -000. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.041. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-15/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 80 – 90% of their vivid black and white finish which has browned slightly, with a few small areas of darker patina. Action retains 50 – 60% original case hardening color turning to silver and brown on top tang, fences, and bottom. Buttplate retains a considerable amount of what appears to be original fire-blue. Stocks retain most of their original oil finish with numerous small marks, scrapes and scuffs. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. Bores are very fine with scattered light pitting, mostly toward breech end of right bbl. 4-40754 MGM60 (6,000-10,000)

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EXCEPTIONAL M. F. KENNEDY ST. PAUL TOP LEVER HAMMER HEAVY GAME GUN WITH EXTRA SET OF BARRELS. SN 10912/ 10593. Cal. 10 Ga. 3″ Chambers/ 2-7/8″ Chambers. This is a very high quality and finely finished gun. Both sets of barrels are 32″ with broad high concave game ribs, and have “M.F. Kennedy & Bros.” and “St. Paul, Minn.” inlaid in gold English script, on ribs. Both sets are stamped on bottoms with SNs and “T. Kilby Steel Damascus”. Bbl no. 10912 has no proofs, but bottom of each bbl is engraved “Paul”. Bbl set no. 10593 has full complement of London provisional and definitive proofs on bbl flats, which are also stamped “12 M”, “10 B”, and “Not for Ball”. This set of bbls is built considerably lighter than the other set, and has a decorative band of gold inlaid Arabesque devices at breech, in front of bosses which make a transition from the heavier receiver to the lighter bbls. Nicely filed action is also stamped “T Kilby” on flats with view proofs. Top lever and third fastener are essentially the same as the typical Westley Richards pattern, however bolt engages a wide straight rib extension vs. a doll’s head, as is typical for Westley Richards. Rebounding bar locks have low set hammers that are very nicely filed, in a fashion similar to that of W. W. Greener. Action has vine border engraving with a few simple scrolls around lockplates, and bursts around some screws and pins, but is mostly plain, and unengraved. As counterpoint to this “M. F. Kennedy & Bros” is inlaid in gold on lockplates in same style as bbls. Trigger plate extends to grip cap. Trigger guard bow is attached in two places. Very nicely veined and stump figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over original checkered horn buttplate, and features 20 LPI borderless checkering but with mullered borders on points, horn grip cap, and silver shield on toe line. Matching splinter forend fastens with forward lever, the base of which is filed in an unusual decorative manner. There are three panels of point pattern checkering with mullered borders on forend, the center panel being much more finely checkered at 24 LPI. BBLS 10912: Bore diameter: left -.792, right -.802. Bore restrictions: left -.051, right -.063. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 10 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. BBLS 10593: Bore diameter: left -.803, right -.796. Bore restrictions: left -.058, right -.048. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.034. Weight: 9 lbs. 9.3 oz. PROVENANCE: Copy of October 1996 THE GUN REPORT with article on Kennedy shotguns by Jeffrey Tordoff. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain approximately 50% original brown, which has darkened, and with a few areas of light pitting, which has been cleaned. Action, locks, and hammers retain perhaps 20 -30% original case color, but are mostly silver, with areas browning. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their original finish with numerous marks and dings. Forend shows considerable wear from carrying. Checkering is still clear and raised. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are very fine, with some very light frosting, but are mostly bright and shiny. Locks are crisp. Right hammer nose has been broken and repaired by brazing. A very shootable and collectible 10 Bore with “modern” dimensions. 4-40604 MGM59 (3,000-6,000)

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*MASSIVE PARKER BROTHERS P GRADE HAMMER GUN. SN 153741. Cal. 8ga, 32″ bbls with matted, tapered, concave rib, single brass sighting bead, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. TWIST”. The “7” size frame has minimal engraving, a zig-zag border and “PARKER BROS.” on each plate. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, blank initial shield on top of wrist, checkered pistol grip with Parker hard rubber grip cap, Parker Dog’s Head hard rubber buttplate, and checkered splinter forend. Bore measurements are not available. Drop at heel: 3-1/4″. Drop at comb: 2-1/8″. Weight: 13lbs. 1oz. LOP 14″. This serial number is not found in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a dark brown patina with visible twist pattern, bright on bottom where covered with forend, a couple minor nicks & scratches. Receiver has visible orig case colors in protected areas with balance being a brown & silver patina blend. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks, dings & handling marks and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with good, slightly worn checkering, some minor nicks, dings & dents and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, nice bores with only a couple minor, shallow pits. 4-40155 BDT113 (13,000-18,000)

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RARE PARKER BROTHERS B GRADE HAMMER GUN. SN 26498. Cal. 10ga, 30″ bbls, tapered, concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 3-1/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. The number “4” size action is beautifully engraved with a pointer and setter pointing snipe on left plate, a setter and pointer with grouse on right plate; both plates have ribbon marked “PARKER BROS”. Bottom of receiver has circle with pointer pointing grouse on tree stump with evergreens in the background. Trigger plate is marked “PAT’D / MAR 23 / 1875″ and a single duck in flight. Balance of plates and body OF receiver engraved with flower blossoms and a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Fences are sculpted and fluted with scroll engraving. Hammers & top lever have fine foliate arabesque scrolls. Mounted with dark, highly figured walnut, spear tip drop points, blank gold shield on top of wrist, checkered pistol grip with sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, checkered skeleton butt, blank gold oval, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.805, right -.800. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.049, right -.051. Drop at heel:3-1/8″, drop at comb:2-1/8″. Weight: 10lbs. 8oz. LOP 14”. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify as D5 Grade, B Grade with Damascus bbls, top action, capped pistol grip, 10ga with 30″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a brown Damascus finish that is thinning & blending with silver patina, some spots that are dark and normal minor nicks & dings. Receiver has traces of orig color in protected areas but is mostly a smooth silver patina blending with brown patina across the bottom. Stock is sound with tiny hairline crack off of top tang, slightly worn checkering, typical minor nicks, dings & shallow dents retaining a fine oil finish blending with hand-worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with good checkering, normal nicks, dings & small dents and retains a oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, average bores with scattered, shallow pitting. 4-40153 BDT98 (8,000-12,000)

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SCARCE PARKER C GRADE HAMMER GUN WITH BERNARD STEEL BARRELS. SN 36491. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, single silver sighting bead, CYL./CYL. chokes, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. BERNARD STEEL”. The “2” size frame is engraved with foliate arabesque scrolls, ribbon on each plate marked “PARKER BROS”, 2 pointers on left plate and 2 setters on right, circle with pointer on bottom. Trigger plate marked “PAT’D / MAR 23 / 1875″ and a single game bird. Fences are sculpted and fluted with scroll engraving. Sides of hammer and fish-tail top lever are scroll engraved. Mounted with nicely figured dark walnut, blank gold shield on top of wrist, checkered pistol grip with sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, Jostam Hy-Gun vented recoil pad, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.763, right -.763. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.033. Drop at heel:2-11/16″, Drop at comb:1-11/16″. Weight: 8lbs. 12oz. LOP 14-3/8”. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify as B4 Grade, which is C Grade with Bernard steel, top action, pistol grip, 12ga, 30″ bbls. An interesting note is trigger guard is exactly ten thousand numbers higher than all other serial numbers and has all the evidence of being the original guard. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a gray-brown Damascus pattern with minor muzzle wear and thinning the entire length, brighter from protection of forend. Just behind front bead is a second sight hole that is filled and flush with the remnants of a second bead. There are normal nicks & small dings. Receiver retains a smooth silver-gray patina finish with sharp engraving. Stock is sound with nicely re-cut checkering, blank shield on top of wrist, a few minor nicks & small dings in a professional hand-rubbed, restored finish. Forend is sound with nicely re-cut checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains a fine, professional, hand-rubbed restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bores, a couple very shallow, tiny pits. 4-40157 BDT99 (7,000-10,000)

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PARKER BROTHERS GRADE 2 HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 53773. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls with matted, tapered concave rib, single silver sighting bead, FULL/FULL chokes, 2-9/16″ chamber, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. The number 2 grade receiver is engraved on each plate “PARKER BROS” with 2 game birds on left plate and 2 ducks in flight on right, circle with 2 game birds on bottom with balance of engraving a foliate arabesque scroll. Top lever is fish-tail style. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, blank gold initial shield on top of wrist, checkered pistol grip with sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, Parker’s Dog’s Head hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify as Grade D2, grade 2 with Damascus bbls, top action, cap pistol grip, 12ga, with 30″ bbls. Bore diameter: left -.751, right -.755. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-5/8″ , drop at comb:1-3/4″ . Weight: 8lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls show dark brown Damascus pattern, minor muzzle wear, thinning and blending with silver patina from carrying in forend area. Minor dent in left bbl about 11″ from chamber and typical minor nicks & scratches. Receiver shows 80% orig case colors, very strong on plates, thinning & blending with silver patina across bottom and over fences. Stock is sound with nice checkering, some normal nicks, dings & shallow dents, orig finish thinning across comb and blending with hand-worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with minor grain crack at tip on right side, slightly worn checkering, minor nicks & dings and retains a hand-worn patina blending with orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, nice bores with some minor, scattered pits and visible dent in left bbl. 4-40674 BDT97 (3,000-5,000)

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PARKER BROTHERS D GRADE LIFTER HAMMER GUN. SN 6687. Cal. 10ga, 32-1/8″ bbls, tapered, concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked from chambers “PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN DAMASCUS STEEL”. The lifter action is nicely engraved with setter on left plate, pointer on right, “PARKER BROS” under each hammer accenting foliate scrolls and a stylish border around each plate. Bottom of receiver has portrait of a pointer’s head and trigger plate stamped “NOV. 13. 66 / MAR. 26. 75.” Bolsters are nicely fluted and scalloped and trigger guard engraved with pointer on point. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, spear tip drop points, blank gold initial shield on top of wrist, checkered round-knob pistol grip, checkered butt with skeleton plate, checkered splinter forend with single wedge. Bore diameter: left -.802, right -.801. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.042. Drop at heel:2-9/16″, drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 9lbs. 0oz. LOP 14-1/2″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization lists as D4 Lifter action, straight grip, 10ga with 32″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a dark brown Damascus finish, thinning and blending with silver patina in forend area, a small cleaned area that is blending with silver patina and minor nicks & dings. Receiver retains strong orig case colors on plates, thinning & blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with a professionally repaired crack running through top of wrist between lock plates. Nicely freshened checkering, typical minor nicks & scratches, a crack about 3/4″ in length at rear of comb at buttplate and retains a fine professional restored oil finish. Forend is sound, good checkering with a couple of flat points, minor nicks & dings and retains a fine, professional restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with nice bores with some very shallow, scattered pitting. 4-40162 BDT117 (3,500-5,500)

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PARKER BROTHERS LIFTER ACTION GRADE 3 HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 3644. Cal. 10ga, 32-1/8″ bbls, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Rib of bbl reading from chamber end “PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN DAMASCUS STEEL”. The lifter action has nicely engraved lock plates, each marked with “PARKER BROS” and fine foliate arabesque scrolls, 3 feeding quail on left side, 2 snipe – one in flight – on right side, portrait of a dog’s head on bottom, trigger plate marked “PAT. NOV. 13. 1866″. Fences are nicely scalloped and fluted. Trigger guard engraved with duck in flight over a marsh scene. Mounted with nicely figured flame-grain walnut, spear tip drop points, blank gold shield on top of wrist, checkered straight grip, checkered butt with skeleton plate, checkered splinter forend with single wedge. Bore diameter: left -..794, right -.794. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.022. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.024. Drop at heel:2-3/4″ , drop at comb:2″ . Weight: 8lbs. 14oz. LOP 14”. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization lists as D Grade, lifter action, 10ga, with 32″ bbls. The D in this serial range is for Damascus steel bbls. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain good visible Damascus pattern, strong brown color on bottom, worn and blending with silver patina in forend area, some minor nicks & dings. Receiver shows 75% strong orig case colors on plates and across top with bottom thinning and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with nice checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with nice checkering, normal nicks & scratches and retains a dark, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are good, decent bores with some fine, scattered pitting. 4-40160 BDT115 (3,000-5,000)

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PARKER BROTHERS D GRADE HAMMER GUN. SN 51373. Cal. 10ga, 30″ bbls with matted, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 2-7/8″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. The “3” size frame is engraved on each lock plate “PARKER BROS” with left plate having pointer on point with 2 game birds and right plate with setter, circle on bottom with 3 ducks in flight, trigger plate marked “PAT’D / MAR 23 / 1875″ and single game bird. Balance of engraving is a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Sculpted, fluted fences with fine scroll engraving and fishtail top lever. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, spear tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, checkered butt with skeleton plate and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -..793, right -.795. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.046, right -.046. Drop at heel:3″, drop at comb:2″. Weight: 9lbs. 9oz. LOP 14-1/8”. Parker Gun Identification and Serialization does not list this serial number. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 60% visible brown Damascus finish. The balance is blending with silver patina and some dark brown spots, normal, minor nicks & dings. Receiver retains strong orig case colors on plates, across top and on trigger plate with balance thinning and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks, dings & minor dents and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, minor scuffing, nicks, dings & scratches and retains a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, decent bores with expected shallow, scattered pitting. 4-40781 BDT110 (3,000-5,000)

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PARKER BROTHERS LIFTER ACTION U GRADE HAMMER SHOTGUN. SN 12870. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, tapered, concave rib, FULL/IMP.MOD chokes, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractor and dbl triggers. Top rib reading from chamber to muzzle is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. The unique lifter action has modest scroll engraving on plates and marked “PARKER BROS.” on each side with a circle and 2 game birds on bottom. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, blank gold oval on top of wrist, smooth steel buttplate and checkered forend with single retaining wedge. Bore diameter: left -.754, right -.755. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.046, right -.045. Drop at heel:3-5/8″, drop at comb:2″. Weight: 8lbs. 8oz. LOP 14-1/2″. This gun is not identified in the book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a strong, dark brown Damascus pattern, some minor thinning at muzzle, some minor thinning at forend area from carrying and normal, minor nicks & dings. The receiver retains orig case colors on body with some minor spots of surface oxidation. Plates have thinned and turned a silver patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks & dings, a couple shallow depressions on left side and retains a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with worn checkering, nicks, dings & scratches and retains an open-grain oil finish blended with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with decent bores with a few, minor shallow pits. 4-40159 BDT102 (2,500-3,500)

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PARKER BROTHERS GRADE 1 HAMMER GUN. SN 51092. Cal. 10ga, 30″ bbls, tapered, concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 2-7/8″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. TWIST”. The “3” size frame is marked “PARKER BROS” on each plate with narrow parallel line border engraving. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, blank initial shield on top of wrist, checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, Parker Dog’s Head hard rubber buttplate, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.793, right -..790. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.054, right -.055. Drop at heel:3″ , drop at comb:2″ . Weight: 9lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/4″. This serial number is not listed in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains dark brown finish with visible twist pattern, brighter on bottom under forend, thinning and blending with silver at forend area from carrying and normal nicks & dings. Receiver retains strong orig case colors on plates, top tang and trigger plate with balance thinning, blending with silver & brown patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks & dings and a couple minor dents and retains a cleaned & hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with nice checkering, a few minor nicks & dings and retains a clean, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, nice bores with some scattered, shallow pitting mostly in right bbl. 4-40780 BDT111 (2,000-3,000)

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PARKER BROTHERS LIFTER ACTION O GRADE HAMMER GUN. SN 9848. Cal. 10ga, 32″ bbls, tapered concave rib with single silver sighting bead, 2-9/16″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Rib of bbl is marked from chambers “PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN PLAIN TWIST”. The lifter action is not engraved but marked “PARKER BROS” on each plate and trigger plate stamped “PAT’D NOV 13 / MAR 23 1875″. Mounted with plain grain walnut, blank gold shield on top of wrist, uncheckered round-knob pistol grip, smooth steel buttplate, uncheckered splinter forend with single wedge. Bore diameter: left -.792, right -.792. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.027. Wall thickness: left -.044, right -.045. Drop at heel:3″, drop at comb:2-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 8oz. LOP 14-1/4”. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization lists as PT Grade (which is Grade 0 with plain twist bbls), lifter action, pistol grip, 10ga with 32″ bbls. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains a strong gray-brown Damascus finish with a few minor nicks & scratches and a couple spots starting to darken. Receiver retains strong orig case colors thinning and blending with silver patina across bolsters and bottom of receiver. Trigger guard retains very good orig blue, silvering on edges, thinning and silvering through grip area. Stock is sound with some minor bumps & bruises, some minor chipping at buttplate and retains a fine open-grain oil finish. Forend is sound with a few small nicks & dings and retains a fine open-grain oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with shiny bores, as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-40161 BDT116 (2,000-3,000)

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VERY RARE EARLY PARKER “$125 GRADE” LIFTER ACTION HAMMER GUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN B972. Cal. 14ga. 30″bbls, tapered, concave rib with single brass sighting bead, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked from chamber “PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN LAMINATED STEEL”. The lifter action is marked “PARKER BROS” on each plate with minimal chip and dot border.This is similar to the description of the $125 Grade as described in the 1869 and 1872 price lists and as seen on p. 233 of The Parker Story. Mounted with dark, straight grain walnut, blank initial shield on top of wrist, checkered straight grip, smooth steel buttplate, checkered splinter forend with single wedge. In an attempt to measure chambers they are slightly tapered, measuring approximately .771 down to .766 and appear to be approximately 2-1/2″ in length. Bore diameter: left -.739, right -.737. Bore restrictions: left -.004, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.027. Drop at heel:2-3/4″, drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 7lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with a period “Black Walnut” case with green felt lining, wooden dividers drilled to hold 50 shells which are filled with 26 UMC Company Club #14 Fired Hulls. Lid contains 3-pc wooden cleaning rod, wooden 2-pc decapper. These cases are listed for $10 in the early catalogs. CONDITION: Good to Very Good. Bbls retain a silver patina with some brown twist pattern showing in spots, normal nicks & dings and some dark spotting. Receiver retains a smooth silver-gray patina with some dark spotting. Stock is sound with moderately worn checkering, some normal, minor nicks & dings and retains a dark oil finish. Forend is sound with worn checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains a dark oil finish. Bbls are slightly off face with a little wiggle. Non-rebounding hammers are solid in all notches. Bores have moderate to significant pits. Case is in nice condition with intact leather handles and normal nicks, dings & scratches to exterior. 4-39880 BDT131 (6,000-8,000)

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*MAMMOTH PARKER N GRADE HAMMERLESS SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 131114. Cal. 8ga, 33-3/4″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. TWIST”. The “6” size frame has “PARKER BROS” engraved on each side and minimal border engraving. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber grip cap, Parker Dog’s Head hard rubber buttplate, blank gold initial shield, checkered splinter forend. Bore measurements are not available. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″. Drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 13lbs. 6oz. LOP 14-1/4″. This serial number is not found in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a fine brown twist pattern with just a few minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 30-40% fading orig case colors blending with silver and brown patina across balance point and fences. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish blending with some hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, shiny bores with just a couple minor shallow pits. 4-40154 BDT114 (13,000-18,000)

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Revised: 9/30/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This storied Parker Bros. AHE was formerly owned and used extensively along the eastern seaboard by one of the most famous decoy collectors of all time, Dr. William Mackey. The gun is consigned from a direct descendant of Dr. Mackey. An affidavit attesting to this will accompany the gun.

*UNUSUAL PARKER AHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 126961. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROTHERS, MAKERS. MERIDAN, CONN. ACME STEEL”. The “2” size receiver is stunning relief engraved with oval with pointer in crouching point on left side, setter on point on right, 2 setters on trigger plate, each side has ribbon marked “PARKER BROS.”, balance is engraved with foliate arabesque scroll incorporated with flower blossoms, single rib behind fences. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis drop points, wrap-over checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap with gold plaque in center, Silvers recoil pad and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.034. Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.024. Drop at heel:2-3/4″, drop at comb:1-3/4″ . Weight:7 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Gun is accompanied with a Parker Collectors Assoc. letter identifying gun as a AHE 12ga ordered April 20, 1904 by Ed Steves and Sons of San Antonio, TX and shipped Aug. 23, 1904. It featured 32″ Titanic steel bbls with capped pistol grip stock. Ordered with 2″ pitch, Silvers pad, non-auto safety, dark stock and engraving shield “OTTO WAHRMUND SAN ANTONIO”. Specifications were for 14-1/8″ LOP, 2-3/4″ drop at heel, weight 7lbs 14oz., price was $300 plus $25 for ejectors and $4 for pad. The gun was back and forth to Parker a number of times. It was sold to J.R. Hull of New York, NY on Dec. 20, 1904, came back and was sold to Salem G. LeValley Co. of Buffalo, NY on Jan. 27, 1908, was returned and sold on Feb. 21, 1908 to E.K. Tryon of Phila., PA, returned and on Jan. 9, 1909 was sold to Chas. Parker Retail Store of New York, NY. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain a high polished restored blue finish. There is evidence of raised dents in both bbls, ribs appear to be solid. Frame has been lightly cleaned and retains a silver patina. Trigger guard retains nearly all of a high polished restored blue finish. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, numerous nicks, shallow scratches & small dents, retaining orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, minor nicks & dings, and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good with automatic safety, good ejectors with decent bores showing some spots of shallow, scattered pits. 4-40034 BDT45 (7,500-12,500)

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*REMINGTON PARKER CONTINUATION AAHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN P242515. Cal. 28ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Chamber area of each bbl has 2-3/4″ wedge of foliate scroll with shaded background. The “00” frame is beautifully engraved in AA style with flowing foliate scrolls with shaded background, a strutting ruff grouse on left side, mother grouse with 4 chicks on right, flushing grouse on trigger plate and “PARKER” in gold across bottom center. Fences with single bead and foliate scroll as well as top lever and tang with full coverage scroll engraving. The long tang trigger guard is fully engraved with floral and foliate scroll. Mounted with exhibition walnut, checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered straight grip, checkered butt with fully engraved skeleton plate, blank gold oval, fully checkered beavertail forend. Inside forend iron, bbl flats, water table and standing breech are finely jeweled. Bore diameter: left -.547, right -.548. Bore restrictions: left -NA, right -NA. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel:2-3/8″, drop at comb:1-7/16″. Weight: 6lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Gun is accompanied by a Remington invoice to the Ruff Grouse Society, Inc. identifying gun and invoiced at $49,000. Also, a letter from Remington signed by Product Manager John R. Fink dated July 3, 2008. Summary of letter of authentication stating that in October 2005 Remington announced the resumption of Parker AAHE 28 gauge, also stating that Remington had resumed building these guns one at a time to the exacting dimensions of the buyer’s preference with some choice of engraving in particular areas but limited to variations that kept intact the AAHE style. Goes on to state that they have completed seven guns to date beginning with serial number P242510, which is our sample gun with splinter forend, dbl triggers and straight stock. Parker gun P242515 was ordered by Ruffed Grouse Society on March 9, 2007. This gun was ordered as a skeet gun and is only the second skeet configuration gun to be ordered or built. The gun features 26″ bbls with twin beads, SKEET AND SKEET choke. The stock is straight hand grip with beavertail forend and highly figured exhibition grade American walnut with single selective trigger and automatic safety. Orig dimensions are 14-1/2″ LOP, 2-3/8″ Drop at Heel, 1-1/2″ Drop at Comb, no cast, 4 degrees of pitch. The gun is engraved consistent with AAHE coverage featuring a grouse in flight on bottom of frame, a grouse with tail fanned on left and a sitting grouse on right side of frame. The Ruffed Grouse Society raffled this gun as a fund-raiser in April 2008. Mr. Seth Cosans subsequently was awarded gun P242515 and took possession in May 2008 at a ceremony held at the Ruffed Grouse Society headquarters in Coraopolis, PA. Gun is accompanied with oak & leather case, maroon interior with label inside lid “PARKER AAHE 28 GAUGE ILION, NY P242515”, and brown canvas cover with leather trim. Included in the above-mentioned letter it states that a total of about 1,800 Parker 28 gauge guns were made with only 5 of these archived in AAHE Grade. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears unfired since manufactured. Gun retains virtually all of its fine factory blue, beautiful case coloring and fine, hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny new bores as gun appears new since manufacture. Case and cover are in equally new condition. 4-40576 BDT103 (32,500-42,500)

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*DESIRABLE PARKER VHE GRADE SMALL BORE SKEET GUN. SN 238541. Cal. .410, 26″ bbls tapered, matted, concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 3″ chambers, Skeet In, Skeet Out chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN. CT. U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. The “000” frame is standard V grade engraved with zig-zag border “PARKER” across center of bottom. Mounted with nicely figured, feather-grained walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber gripcap, checkered butt, blank gold initial shield and checkered beavertail forend. Bbls flats show Remington date code KE for May 1936. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel:2-11/16″ , drop at comb:1-5/8″ . Weight: 6lbs. 2oz. LOP 14″. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identifies as V grade with single trigger,straight grip, ejectors and large forend, .410, 26″ bbls. Though records indicate straight grip, an inspection of grip tang channel reveals the correct matching SN on PG stock. This is likely an error in the records. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% factory quality restored blue with slight muzzle wear, a few minor nicks & scratches and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 45-50% orig case colors, mostly in protected areas with balance a blending of brown & silver patina. Trigger guard has flaked across bow and shows traces of blue blending with brown patina. Grip area is a silver patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks, dings & light handling marks and retains a factory quality finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, few minor nicks & dings and shows a factory quality finish. Mechanics are crisp, non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-39886 BDT46 (20,000-30,000)

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*PARKER VHE GRADE SMALL BORE SHOTGUN. SN 180692. Cal. 28ga, 24″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, single silver sighting bead, 2-7/8″ chambers, CYL./MOD chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN. CT. U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. The “00” frame is standard V grade engraved with zig-zag border and “PARKER BROS.” on each side. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, checkered butt, blank gold initial oval, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.575, right -.570. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.019, right -.015. Drop at heel:2″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight:5 lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-3/8″. This serial number is not included in the book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% of a factory quality restored blue with slight muzzle wear, a couple small nicks and a shallow dent on left bbl, starting to thin in chamber area. Receiver has thinning case colors in protected areas with balance a silver patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & scratches and retains a professional, hand-rubbed restored finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few small handling marks and retains a professional, hand-rubbed restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, good ejectors and shiny bores. 4-40156 BDT47 (12,500-17,500)

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*STUNNING PARKER BROTHERS DHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 236762. Cal. 20ga. 28″ bbls, matted, tapered & concave rib, silver front and white center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.MOD/MOD chokes ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN. CT. U.S.A. TITANIC STEEL”. The “O” size frame is engraved in typical D style with setter on left side, pointer on right, Parker across the bottom and 4 pheasants on trigger plate, and balance is a bold foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with spear point droppers, checkered pistol grip with Parker hard rubber grip cap, checkered skeleton butt, gold initial oval engraved “KTK”, and checkered, splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.014. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-3/4″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″ Weight:6 lbs.7 oz. LOP 14″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identifies as T13 grade which is D grade with titanic steel bbls, ejectors and single trigger, capped pistol grip, 20ga with 28″ bbls. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% orig blue with slight muzzle wear and a few minor nicks & light scratches. Receiver retains 85-90% orig case colors, starting to thin and blend through balance point with silver patina. Trigger guard retains nice orig blue across bow and silvering through grip area. Stock is sound, checkering is sharp, a few minor handling marks & tiny nicks and retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores as gun has seen very little use. 4-40163 BDT44 (25,000-40,000)

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*PARKER BROTHERS DH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 88402. Cal. 20ga. 26″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, single ivory sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers. CYL./IMP.CYL. chokes, dbl triggers and extractors, top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN. CONN. TITANIC STEEL”. The “O” frame is standard D grade engraved with pointer on left side, setter on right, four game birds on trigger plate, ribbon marked “PARKER BROS.” on each side with balance a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, side panels with spear point droppers, checkered straight grip, checkered skeleton buttplate, blank initial oval, checkered splintered forend. Bore diameter: left -.625, right -.630. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.018, right -.025. Drop at heel:2-7/8″ , drop at comb:1-3/4″ . Weight:5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP 13-5/8″. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify as grade T13, D grade with Titanic steel bbls, no extras, straight grip, 20ga., 26″ bbls. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 98% of a fine factory quality restored blue finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 20-25% orig colors with balance blending with silver & brown patina. Trigger guard retains nearly all of fine factory quality restored blue finish. Stock is sound with nicely repointed checkering, a couple of which have been dented. A few minor nicks & handling marks and retains a fine professional oil finish. Forend is sound with repointed checkering, some shallow nicks & dents, and retains a fine restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety and nice shiny bores. 4-39885 BDT43 (4,500-6,500)

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*PARKER BROTHERS DHE GRADE MADE WITHOUT SAFETY. SN 213356. Cal. 20ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, brass front and ivory center sighting beads, IMP.MOD/IMP.MOD chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. TITANIC STEEL”. The “0” size frame has usual D grade engraving with ribbon on each side marked “PARKER BROS”, foliate arabesque scrolls with pointer on left side, setter on right, and 4 pheasants on trigger plate. Top tang made without safety. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered straight grip, black vented Pachmyer recoil pad, blank silver oval, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.620, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-5/8″ , drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 6lbs. 3oz. LOP 14″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identifies as Grade T13, D Grade with Titanic bbls, single trigger and ejectors, straight grip, 20ga with 28″ bbls. Its unusual to find 20ga gun made without safety. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 95% orig blue with normal nicks, dings & scratches, a couple small areas of fine surface oxidation and rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver has traces of orig color in protected areas with balance a blend of silver & gray patina with sharp engraving. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, a repair on lower right side at buttplate of a neatly inlet triangular piece of wood, normal nicks & handling marks and retains an open-grain oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with moderately worn checkering, normal minor nicks & dings and retains an open-grain oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good, strong ejectors with right ejector hammer not staying cocked. Gun is tight, top lever slightly left of center. Bores are bright with a couple of tiny, shallow pits. 4-40826 BDT100 (5,000-7,000)

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*DESIRABLE, LATE REMINGTON PARKER DHE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY VENT RIB. SN 242134. Cal. 20ga. 28″ bbls. Matted, tapered, vent rib, dual white sighting beads, Imp.Cyl chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and sgl selective triggers. Left bbl flat has Remington date code OK (with a heart), which is July 1948. Left side of bbl lug is stamped D GRADE 20GA./FOR 2-3/4″ SHELLS. Serial number is stamped on bbl flat. The “0” size frame is standard, late, D Grade engraved with foliate, arabesque scrolls and setter on left side, pointer on right side, three pheasants on trigger plate and center of bottom engraved PARKER.Mounted with nicely figured walnut; checkered side panels with spear drop points; checkered pistol grip with Parker Bros. hard rubber grip cap; leather covered recoil pad; blank gold oval; and checkered beavertail forend. This serial number does not appear in Parker gun serialization identification book. Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.007). Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″ . Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP: 13-13/16″. CONDITION: Very fine. bbls retain nearly all of a fine factory quality rust blue finish. A few minor scratches and a faint rub from forend. Receiver retains 30-40% thinning orig case colors, strongest in rear and protected areas. Balance is a smooth, gray patina. Trigger guard retains virtually all of a fine, factory quality restored blue finish. Stock is sound with tiny hairline crack behind top tang, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of a fine, hand rubbed, restored finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small, minor handling marks and retains virtually all of a fine, hand rubbed, restored finish. Mechanic are crisp, with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright, shiny bores. 4-39965 BDT172 (10,000-15,000)

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*RARE PARKER GHE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 240305. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls, with matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, SKEET IN/SKEET OUT choke, ejectors and Parker sgl selective trigger. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS.MERIDEN C.T. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC. STEEL”. The “1” size frame is engraved in standard “G” pattern with moderate foliate scroll, an oval with 2 ducks in flight on left side and 2 quail on right side with “PARKER” engraved across center of bottom and a circle with 2 pheasants on trigger plate. Mounted with nicely figured flame grain walnut, checkered straight grip, checkered butt, blank gold initial shield, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.664. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/4″. The book “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” identifies as “G” grade gun, 16 ga., 26″ bbls, with ejectors & sgl trigger, and capped pistol grip. Inspection of bbl flats reveled 2 Remington date codes KF (May 37) & XG (December 38). CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 98% of a fine factory quality restored blue finish, some minor muzzle wear, a few minor nicks & scratches and a small area on left bbl of very tiny surface oxidation spots as well as some thinning in chamber area. Receiver has crisp engraving and retains visible thinning colors blending throughout with a silver patina. Trigger guard retains most of a fine restored blue finish. Stock is sound with a tiny hairline crack on left side at receiver and has a professional barely visible repair through wrist, some minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine hand rubbed restored finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains most of its fine restored hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto safety with strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. 8-87614 (7,500-10,000)

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1182

*PARKER BROTHERS DHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 215981. Cal. 12GA. 28″ bbl matted, tapered concave rib, silver front and brass center siding beads. 2-3/4″ chambers IMP.CYL/MOD. chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers, top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDEN CT. U.S.A. TITANIC STEEL”. The “1” size frame is engraved in typical D style with pointer on left side, setter on right side, 4 pheasants on trigger plate, ribbon on each side marked “PARKER BROS.” with balance a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels with spear drop points, checkered straight grip, Pachmayr vented recoil pad, blank gold initial oval, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.024, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. Drop at heel:2-5/8″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight:6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP 13-7/8″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify as grade T13 which is D grade with titanic steel bbls, ejectors, straight grip, 12ga. with 28″ bbls. Accompanied with unmarked leg of mutton case. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retain 95% of a factory quality restored blue finish with normal light nicks & dings and a couple small rub spots, faint rubbing on bottom from forend. Receiver retains 45-50% orig case colors, strong on sides and protected areas, bottom of frame is silver patina, trigger guard has flaked and worn to 30% orig blue mixing with silver & brown patina. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains fine oil finish, blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, some minor nicks & dings, tiny chips on top edge and retains oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. Case is in good condition with broken carrying strap, broken lock strap and scuffing to edges of top & bottom. 4-39863 BDT42 (4,000-6,000)

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1183

*RARE 1-1/2 FRAME PARKER DHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 239967. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, matted, tapered vent rib, red Bradley front and white center bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/IMP.MOD chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Bbl flats have choke markings and two Remington repair date codes, “DK” 9/41 and “EL” 10/42. The rare “1-1/2” frame is engraved in standard D style with setter on right, pointer on left, 3 pheasants on trigger plate “PARKER” across bottom and balance of a bold foliate scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber gripcap, Hawkins vented recoil pad, blank gold oval and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.028. Drop at heel:2″, drop at comb:1-3/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 13-7/8″. This serial number is not found in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% factory blue with faint wear at muzzle, a couple minor nicks & scratches, and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 85-90% strong orig case colors, thinning and blending at balance point with silver patina, trigger guard has strong orig blue, silvering at sharp edges and thinning through grip area and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few nicks, scratches & light dings, retaining much of its orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks & scratches and retains much of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores as gun has seen very little use. 4-40454 BDT49 (7,000-9,000)

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1184

*PARKER DHE GRADE WITH EXTRA SET OF BARRELS. SN 216201. Cal. 12ga, 32″ factory, vent rib bbls and 26″ Parker repro bbls. Orig bbls with matted vent rib brass front and ivory center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, dbl triggers and ejectors. Added bbls with matted, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers, Q1 & Q2 chokes and ejectors. Orig bbls marked on rib “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDAN CT. U.S.A. TITANIC STEEL”. Added bbls marked on rib “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A. MADE IN JAPAN”. Side of left bbl marked “12 GAUGE 2-3/4″ & 3”. The “1-1/2” frame is standard D grade engraved with pointer on left side, setter on right side, 4 pheasant on trigger plate, ribbon with “PARKER BROS.” on each side and balance a foliate scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, Parker Brother hard rubber grip cap, Jostam Anti-Flinch vented recoil pad, initial oval engraved “LGW”. Multi-point checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: Set 1 left -.729, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.032. Drop at heel:2-1/16″ , drop at comb:1-1/2: . Weight:8lbs. 4oz. LOP 15-3/8″. Second set: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.034. Drop at heel:1-7/8″ , drop at comb:1-5/16″ . Weight:7lbs. 9oz. LOP 15-3/8″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identifies gun as grade T13, D grade with Titanic steel bbls, extra bbls, capped pistol grip, 12ga with 28″ bbls. CONDITION: Very good. Orig bbls retain 90% orig blue with muzzle wear, minor nicks & dings and rub spots from forend. Bbl lug is stamped with the number “2”. Receiver retains 50% orig case colors blending with silver patina across bottoms and partway up sides. Stock is sound with good checkering, slightly worn, numerous minor nicks, dings & handling marks and retains an old coat of added oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with good checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains a thin coat of added oil finish blended with hand-worn patina. Inside iron below serial number is stamped “2”. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejectors and both sets of bbls as well as bright shiny bores with automatic safety. Serial number of orig bbls matches receiver. Added bbls show serial number “12-01365”. 4-40014 BDT59 (5,000-7,000)

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1185

*SCARCE PARKER CHE GRADE ON 1-1/2 FRAME TWO BARREL SET. SN 236277. Cal. 12ga, both bbls 28″. Set one: matted, tapered, concave rib with single ivory sighting bead, IMP.CYL/IMP.CYL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. This set of bbls is marked on top rib “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. ACME. STEEL”. Set two: matted, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, MOD/IMP.MOD chokes, 2-3/4″ chamber, and no markings on rib. The “1-1/2” size frame has C Grade engraving with foliate arabesque scrolls, pointer on left side, setter on right side and single rooster pheasant on trigger plate. Mounted with flame-grain walnut, checkered straight grip, Hawkins vented recoil pad, silver oval engraved “R.M.G.Jr.”, checkered beavertail forend. Bore measurements: Set One: Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.030. Drop at heel:2″ , drop at comb:1-5/8″ . Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Set Two: Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.021. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.031. Drop at heel:2″, Drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization lists as A4 Grade, CH Grade with ACME steel bbls, ejectors, single trigger and large forearm, straight grip, 12ga with 28″ bbls. Forend lugs are stamped “1” and “2” and inside forend iron stamped “2” on Set Two. Bbl flats are stamped with Remington code “KG3” May 1938 on both sets. PROVENANCE: Robert Gaylord trust Collection. CONDITION: Very good +. Bbl set one retains 90% of an orig blue finish with some minor muzzle wear and some spotting of fine surface oxidation that has been cleaned, rub mark from forend and minor nicks & scratches. Bbl set two retains orig blue that has shallow storage rash of fine surface oxidation, normal nicks & dings and rub mark from forend. Receiver retains orig color, strong in protected areas, thinning on sides and blending with silver patina across bottom. Trigger guard has flaked and worn to a silver patina with traces of orig blue. Stock is sound with dowel reinforcement through side panels. Small chip at rear of top tang, good checkering, normal nicks, dings & handling marks, orig finish behind checkering and a cleaned oil finish at head of stock. Forend One is sound with good checkering, some minor handling marks and retains a hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend Two is sound with good checkering, a repaired crack running from bottom of release to forend iron, nicks, dings & handling marks and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Gun suffers from some minor storage problems but should clean very nicely. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors. Set One has shallow, scattered pitting but decent bores. Set Two has shiny bores with a couple minor, shallow pits in right bbl. 4-40827 BDT101 (4,500-6,500)

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1186

*PARKER BROTHERS AHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 153850. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 3″ chambers, CYL/FULL chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROTHERS. MAKERS. MERIDAN. CONN. ACME STEEL”. The “2” size frame is wonderfully engraved with 2 pointers on point on left side, 2 setters on point on right side, a bull & 2 cow elk running on foreplate, small vignette behind hinge pin on left side of 2 ducks in flight and right with 3 pheasants, bottom center with 2 setters, left fence has small vignette of duck and right a turkey with single rib behind fence. Each side has ribbon marked “PARKER BROS.” with balance of engraving a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, wrap-over checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with scroll engraved gold plate center, 1/2″ black solid Pachmyr recoil pad, custom-crafted checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -..736, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.032. Drop at heel:2-7/8″, drop at comb:1-9/16″ . Weight:7 lbs. 6oz. LOP 13-3/4″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identifies as A grade with ACME steel bbls, ejectors, capped pistol grip, 12ga with 30″ bbls. Accompanied with a hand-tooled H.H. Heiser basket-weave leg o mutton case. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain a dark restored blue-black finish, few minor nicks & scratches and faint rub mark from forend. Top rib matting and lettering are slightly washed out. Frame has been polished & blued and retains nearly all of its custom blue finish. Water table is stamped with Austrian black powder and smokeless powder proofs and numbered 3300.53. Stock is sound with good checkering, two small hairline cracks behind top tang, a grain crack on right side just below center at buttplate, usual nicks, dings & handling marks and retains an oil finish blending with hand-worn patina. Custom beavertail forend has good checkering, some minor handling marks and retains a custom oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with some light frosting near forcing cones. Case is solid with some loose stitching on bottom & lid and scuffing on edges. 4-39862 BDT64 (5,000-7,000)

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1187

*PARKER DHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 133780. Cal. 16ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, silver front and brass center sighting beads, CYL/CYL chokes, 2-9/16″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN. CONN. TITANIC STEEL”. The “1” size frame is standard D engraved with pointer on left, setter on right, 4 game birds on trigger plate, ribbon with “PARKER BROS.” on each side and balance a foliate scroll. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered pistol grip with Parker hard rubber grip cap, black Pachmayr vented recoil pad, 1/2″ of alternating black & white spacers, blank initial oval and custom, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -..662, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.002, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.035. Drop at heel:2-3/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2. Weight: 7lbs. 6oz. LOP 12-3/4″. Bbl flat carries a Remington date code “WE” for August 1936. Accompanied with unmarked brown leather leg o mutton case. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 90% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, a few minor nicks & scratches, rub mark from forend and slight wear at chamber end. Receiver retains traces of thinning orig case color mostly in protected areas with balance blending a silver patina. Trigger guard has some orig blue flaking and blending with brown patina and silvering through grip area. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & scratches, good checkering, and retains a coat of professionally added finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, normal nicks & dings and retains a custom oil finish. Bbls are slightly loose without forend and slightly off face. Mechanics are good with automatic safety, strong ejectors with decent bores with a couple small, shallow pits. Case is in fair condition, missing carrying strap, broken lock strap, unstitched hinge strap and numerous scuffs to exterior. 4-39864 BDT63 (3,000-5,000)

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1187A

*PARKER UPGRADE AAH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 163527. Cal. 20 ga. Extremely beautiful Parker with 26-1/8” bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & gold plated dbl triggers. Rib has an unusual pattern with maker’s name, address & “PEERLESS STEEL” hand engraved. Bbl flat has patent date with “JG” in a circle and a single cross on left side with “3.4”, two crosses & “AAH” in a trapezoid. It also has “AA” on outer edge, all on right side. This shotgun letters as a “J” Grade or Trojan Grade in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book and as a 12 ga. Mounted with very nicely figured, English walnut with large, checkered, beavertail forearm & thick, pistol grip stock with raised, fleur-de-lis carved, checkered side panels, 14-1/8” over a checkered, skeleton buttplate. Hard rubber grip cap has a blank gold initial oval in center. Receiver is very beautifully engraved with two raised gold quail on left side, two raised gold doves on right side, a raised gold mallard on floorplate and a raised gold pheasant on bottom front of receiver. These vignettes are all surrounded by extremely beautiful foliate arabesque patterns with fine scalloped borders. Fences are engraved to match with flower borders around front edges and do not have the two raised ribs of an authentic AA Grade shotgun. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Engraving extends 2-1/4” up over each chamber and all appended metal parts are engraved to match. Bore diameter: left – .623, right – .624. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.12 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, as noted. Bbls retain most of their custom finish, thinned & turning plum over tops about forearm. Receiver retains about all of its beautiful Turnbull style case colors. Wood is sound with a minor surface scratch or two and retains most of its beautiful custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-40986 (10,000-12,500)

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1187B

*FINE UPGRADED PARKER AHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 154547. Cal. 12 ga. Built on about a No. 2 frame with 30-1/4” Belgian made bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, matted, concave rib, sgl bead, with doll’s head extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. The address on rib is hand engraved, probably not by Parker. Mounted with nicely figured, sunburst, American walnut with checkered, thick forearm & pistol grip stock that is thicker through the wrist and around receiver with checkered, raised, fleur-de-lis side panels, 13-3/4” over a checkered skeleton buttplate. The hard rubber grip cap has a center gold plate engraved “DR. J. W. P. / 1910” with light arabesque patterns. Left side of stock is missing an oval inlay. Receiver is very nicely upgrade engraved with vignettes of two pointers on left side with a woodcock at front end, two setters on right side with a pheasant at front end and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a sgl rib around their back edges & the left fence has two ducks with the right fence having two birds. Floorplate is beautifully engraved with three foxes & a tiny bird dog head with a setter at front end and a running bull elk on trigger bow. The “4” in the serial number on water table appears to be stamped over a “5” and serial numbers in forearm appear to have been re-stamped. Bore diameter: left – .722, right – .721. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .029. Drop at heel: 3”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright blue with muzzle wear & a few small scattered spots of light rust. Small bulge in left bbl near breech. Receiver retains about 50% faded case colors, strong in sheltered areas. Stock has small empty recessed oval on left side that probably at one time had a plaque. Stock has two cracks & missing chip back of top tang with another missing chip by side of tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm showing wear, missing one of inside screws and has a dark oil stained finish. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-40985 JJ26 (4,000-6,000)

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1187C

*STUNNING PARKER GH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 128304. Cal. 16ga, 28″ Damascus bbls, tapered, matted, concave rib, 2-9/16″ chambers, FULL/FULL chokes, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDAN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. The “O” frame is engraved in standard g style with right side oval with flying ducks and “PARKER BROS.” over top, left side with 2 game birds and “PARKER BROS.”, trigger plate with circle and 2 walking game birds, and balance a fine foliate scroll. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber grip cap, Parker dog’s head hard rubber buttplate, blank initial shield, and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.663, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -..023. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.027. Drop at heel:2-1/2″ , drop at comb:1-9/16″. Weight: 6lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/4″. The book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identifies as grade D2, grade 2 with Damascus bbls, capped pistol grip, 16ga, 28″ bbl. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine original Damascus pattern with just a few minor, small nicks & scratches. Frame retains 90+% orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom and sharp edges. Stock is sound with very good checkering, some minor nicks & scratches, retains thinning original finish blended with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor, small nicks & scratches and retains original finish blended with hand-worn patina. 4-40265 BDT48 (3,500-5,500)

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RESTORED PARKER DH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 61498. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads,FULL/FULL chokes, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib is marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”. Bbl lug is stamped “2X” and matching “2” can be found on inside forend iron. Receiver is engraved in D quality, oval on each side with “PARKER BROS”, pointer on left, setter on right, trigger plate with 4 game birds and balance of engraving a fine foliate scroll. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, sculpted hard rubber grip cap with checkered center, checkered butt with skeleton plate, blank gold oval and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.751, right -.751. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. Drop at heel:2-9/16″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 9oz. LOP 13-7/8″. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serializationidentify as D3 Grade, D Grade with Damascus bbls, hammerless, extra bbls, capped pistol grip, 12ga with 28″ bbls. CONDITION: Extremely fine. New, unfired from Turnbull Restoration. Gun appears as it originally would have left the factory with proper restored finishes and the only marks are some tiny handling marks on left side of stock at buttplate. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, shiny bores with a couple very shallow spots of pitting. 4-40830 BDT118 (3,000-5,000)

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*SELDOM FOUND PARKER PHE GRADE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 213597. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with sgl silver sighting bead, 2-1/2″ chambers, IMP CYL/Full choke, dbl triggers and ejectors. Top rib marked “PARKER BROS.MAKERS.MERIDEN.CT.U.S.A. PARKER STEEL”. “0” size frame is engraved with minimal border scroll and “PARKER BROS” on each side. Mounted with dark fiddle back walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker Brothers hard rubber gripcap, checkered butt, blank gold initial shield and checkered splinter forend. This SN is found in “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” and is listed as PP grade, which is a PH with Parker steel bbls, ejectors, cap pistol grip and 20 ga with 26″ bbls. Bore diameter: left – .620, right – .620. Bore restrictions: left – .022, right – .006. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue with wear at muzzle and side of chamber area, typical minor nicks and scratches and thinning the entire length of sides of both bbls. Receiver shows 10-15% orig color on each side with balance a silver patina. Trigger guard shows orig blue across bow and silvered to grip area. Stock is sound with worn checkering, a 2-1/4″ wooden spacer has been professionally added for length, stock carries hand worn patina finish with some orig varnish finish. Forend is sound with worn checkering, carrying a hand worn patina with traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with scattered, very minor, shallow pits. 4-40024 BDT30 (4,000-6,000)

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*RARE PARKER VHE GRADE WITH 32″ BARRELS. SN 185242. Cal. 20 ga. 32″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with sgl silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP CYL/MOD choke, dbl triggers and ejectors. Top rib marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS.MERIDEN.CT.U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. “O” size receiver has minimal zig-zag border engraving and “PARKER BROS” on each side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker hard rubber grip cap, Parker dog’s head hard rubber buttplate, blank gold initial shield, checkered splinter forend. SN of this gun is not found in the “Parker Serialization” book. Bore diameter: left – .620, right – .620. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 85-90% orig thinning blue with some wear at muzzle, thinning and blending with patina in carrying area, minor nicks and scratches and a small area on left bbl from chemical that is blending with blue/brown patina. Receiver retains 20-25% orig color, mostly in protected areas, with balance blending with silver patina. Trigger guard has flaked and blended to silver patina. Stock is sound with hairline crack behind top tang and on left side near end of trigger guard. Professionally re-cut checkering, a few minor handling marks in a professional, factory quality restored finish. Forend is sound with professionally freshened checkering, a few minor handling marks in a professional, factory quality restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, shiny bores with a couple very shallow scattered pits. 4-40164 BDT31 (5,000-7,000)

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*PARKER BROTHERS VH GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 228359. Cal. 20ga, 28″ bbls, single silver sighting bead, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, 2-1/2″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. The “0” frame has usual V Grade engraving of minimal zig-zag border and “PARKER BROS.” across each side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker Brothers hard rubber grip cap, Parker Brothers Dog’s Head buttplate, blank gold initial shield and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.016, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 6lbs. 1oz. LOP 13-1/2″. Book Parker Gun Identification and Serialization identify gun as found. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, some thinning in forend area, some thin spotting of cleaned surface oxidation and rub mark on bottom from forend. Receiver retains 50-60% strong orig case colors on sides and across top, bottom is blending with silver & brown patina. Stock is sound with very good checkering, minor nicks, dings & handling marks and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, normal handling marks and retains a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety and nice, shiny bores. 4-40659 BDT105 (2,500-4,500)

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*PARKER BROTHERS VHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 192860. Cal. 12ga. 30″ Vulcan steel bbls, matted. tapered, concave rib with single silver sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL chokes, ejectors and double triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN, CT. U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. No. 2 size frame is standard V grade engraved with zigzag border and Parker Bros on each side. Mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Parker Bros. hard rubber gripcap, Parker Bros. dog’s head buttplate and checkered, splintered forend. Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.040. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″ , drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 9oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with usual minor scratching, a couple of small cleaned areas and some minor thinning in chamber area. Receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, strong in protected areas, blending with silver patina across bottom and sharp edges. Trigger guard has flaked and is mostly silver, mixed with a small amount of brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks and scrapes and a tiny chip on left bottom next to rcvr, and retains much or its orig finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks and dings, exposed metal has turned a silver patina, good checkering and retains much of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine with the exception of the automatic safety, which is a little sticky, making opening a little difficult without putting on to safe position. Ejectors are strong with bright, shiny bores. Top tang screw is slightly battered. 4-38767 BDT16 (1,500-2,500)

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Revised: 9/8/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Consignor states he had gun engraved by Chris DeCamillis. Metal Finish: Case colors & blue by Turnbul Restoration.

*GAME SCENE ENGRAVED PARKER REPRODUCTION A1 SPECIAL TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN 20-226. Cal. 20ga, 26″ & 28″ bbls, Set one: 28″ matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes. Set two: 26″ matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, Q1 Q2 chokes, both with ejectors and single selective trigger. Both sets are marked on rib “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A. MADE IN JAPAN”. Each bbl has 3/4″ wedge, a scroll engraving at muzzle, chambers with gold wire and narrow band of scroll engraving. 28″ bbl marked on left “20 GAUGE 2-3/4″ & 3″, 26” set marked “20 GAUGE 2-3/4”. The “O” size frame is custom engraved with bobwhite quail on left side, Gambels quail on right, rooster pheasants in flight on trigger plate, “PARKER” in gold across center of bottom with balance a fine tight foliate arabesque scroll, 3 ribs behind fences. Water table has decorative foliate scroll and trigger guard with fine scroll work and portrait head of Ruff grouse in gold. Mounted with highly figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, wrap-over checkered pistol grip, sculpted contrasting wood grip cap with blank gold initial shield center, fleur-de-lis checkered butt with scroll engraved skeleton plate, fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend. Set one: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Set two: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.035. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with oak & leather case, full accessories and canvas cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new since finished. Both bbl sets retain virtually all of their fine blue finish with some of the tiniest handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom case coloring. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a fine oil finish with a couple minor handling marks. Forend is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a fine oil finish and a couple minor handling marks. Case and accessories are equally new condition as well as canvas cover. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores in all bbls as gun appears to be new. 4-40116 BDT61 (12,000-19,000)

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*RARE PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE 3 BARREL 2 GAUGE SET WITH CASE. SN 28-4058. Cal. 28ga, 28ga & .410. Set One: 28ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL choke. Set Two: 28ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, Q1/Q2 choke. Set Three: .410, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, all with ejectors, single selective trigger and 2 beavertail forends. The .410 bbls are marked on top rib “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A. MADE IN JAPAN”. 28ga bbls are marked on the side. The “00” size frame is usual D grade engraving with foliate arabesque scrolls, setter on left side, pointer on right, 3 pheasants on trigger plate and “PARKER” across center of bottom. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered straight grip, checkered butt with skeleton plate, blank gold oval and 2 checkered beavertail forends. Set One: Bore diameter: left -.554, right -.554. Bore restrictions: left -NA, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.024. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 5lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Set Two: Bore diameter: left -.553, right -.553. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.024. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 5lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Set Three: Bore diameter: NA. Bore restrictions: NA. Wall thickness: NA. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 6oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanying gun is letter and invoice from Larry Del Greco & Sons detailing work of stamping matching serial numbers on .410 bbl and forend, hand-sanding and removing checkering and re-checkering 22 lines per inch DHE grade with oil finish on stock and forends, hand polish, re-engrave and re-blue trigger guard and buttplate. Accompanying gun is an upgraded Nizzoli leather case with green felt interior, nickel 28″ga snap caps and factory booklet. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% orig factory blue with some minor handling marks, a couple minor nicks & scuffs and faint rub line from forend. Receiver shows 95% orig case coloring blending with some silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks, retaining virtually all of its fine custom oil finish. Forends are sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks, and retains virtually all of their fine custom oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores in all bbls. Case is in excellent condition with a couple minor scuffs to leather. 4-40872 BDT137 (15,000-20,000)

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*DESIRABLE PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 28-3360. Cal. 28ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl is marked “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER-28 GAUGE. 2-3/4″ / EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A.” Right bbl is marked “MADE IN JAPAN”. The “00” frame is engraved in standard D style with setter on left side, pointer on right, 3 pheasants on trigger plate, and “PARKER” across bottom. Mounted with fiddleback walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered straight grip, checkered skeleton buttplate, gold oval engraved “AW” and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.552, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.040, right -.017. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.027. Drop at heel:2″ , drop at comb:1-1/4″ . Weight:5 lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with factory case and canvas cover, snap caps and booklet. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun appears to be test-fired only. Bbls retain virtually all their orig blue with just a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains nearly all of its orig case color finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple tiny handling marks and retains nearly all its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small nicks & handling marks and retains nearly all its orig finish. Forend latch has lost about half the orig color and blending with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright, shiny bores. Case and cover are equally new/new condition with just a few minor scuffs. 4-40016 BDT60 (3,500-4,500)

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*PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN WITH CASE. SN 28-639. Cal. 28 ga. 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with sgl silver sighting bead, IMP CYL/MOD choke, sgl selective trigger and ejectors. Right side bbl marked “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER – 28 GAUGE, 2-3/4″ – 70 MM/EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A.” The “OO” frame is engraved in typical D fashion with setter on point on left side, pointer on point on right side, “PARKER” on bottom, and 3 pheasants on trigger plate. Balance of frame and forend metal are engraved with foliate scroll. Mounted with nicely streaked walnut, side panel with drop point, checkered straight grip, checkered skeleton buttplate, blank initial oval and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left – .554, right – .553. Bore restrictions: left – .023, right – .010. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied by factory case and cover, snap caps and Parker Reproduction pamphlet. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun appears to be test fired only. Bbls retain 99% orig blue with just a few very tiny handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all orig factory case colors. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple tiny handling marks and retaining virtually all orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains virtually all orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores as gun appears to be test fired only. 4-40529 BDT32 (3,000-5,000)

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*PARKER REPRO DHE GRADE 2 BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN 20-4428. Cal. 20ga, 26″ & 28″ bbls with matted, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 28″ is MOD/FULL choke with 3″ chambers. 26″ is IMP.CYL/MOD, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. 26″ bbls are marked “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER – 20 GAUGE. 2-3/4″ / EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A.” and right bbl “MADE IN JAPAN”. 28″ is same except for added “& 3”. The “O” size frame has typical D engraving with foliate arabesque scroll, setter on left side, pointer on right side, 3 pheasants on trigger plate, and “PARKER” across center of bottom. Mounted with highly figured feather-crotch walnut, checkered straight grip, checkered butt with skeleton plate, blank gold oval, checkered splinter forend. 26″ set: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel:2″ , drop at comb:1-3/8″ . Weight: 6lbs. 11oz. LOP 14-1/8″. 28″ set: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.034. Drop at heel:2″ , drop at comb:1-3/8″ . Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with factory 2bbl case with canvas cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Both sets of bbls retain 99% orig factory blue with just a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains 95% strong orig case coloring just lightly thinning across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a couple minor, small handling marks, retaining virtually all its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, one or two minor handling marks and retains virtually all its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, nice shiny bores in all bbls. Case is in equally fine condition with some minor scuffing to canvas cover. 4-40869 BDT134 (4,500-5,500)

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*PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE WITH CASE. SN 20-1516. Cal. 20ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, single brass sighting bead, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Left bbl is marked “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER-20 GAUGE 2-3/4″ / EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A.” Right bbl marked “MADE IN JAPAN”. The “O” frame is typical D engraved with setter on left side, pointer on right, 3 pheasants on floor plate and “PARKER” across bottom. Mounted with nicely streaked walnut, side panels with spear tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber Parker by Winchester grip cap, checkered skeleton butt, blank gold oval, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.032. Drop at heel:2-1/4: , drop at comb:1-3/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 10oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Accompanied with factory leather case with snap caps. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% orig blue with just a couple minor handling marks. Frame retains 95% orig case coloring slightly thinning on sharp edges and across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains nearly all its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains nearly all its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores as gun has seen very little use. Case is near new with a couple minor scuffs to exterior. 4-40234 BDT62 (3,250-4,250)

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*SCARCE REMINGTON MODEL 11 F GRADE SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. SN 74831. Cal. 12ga, 28″ bbl, matted vent rib, dual ivory sighting beads, FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chamber, left side of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A. / BROWNING’S PATENTS OCT. 8. 1900. DEC. 17. 01 SEPT. 30. 02. JUNE 16. 08.” This marking is surrounded by a 5″ wedge of scroll engraving with matching wedge on opposite side of rib and left side is also marked “FULL”. Bbl lug is stamped with matching serial number and bottom of chamber area is stamped with “R.P.”, a large “6” and “D30″. The receiver is beautifully engraved with 3 vignettes on left side, one with 2 quail, center with a setter and pointer on point and rear with 2 snipe. Right side also with 3 panels; one with 2 woodcock, center with 2 ducks and front with fleeing rabbit. These are all surrounded by bold foliate scroll with punch dot background. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, Remington hard rubber buttplate, blank gold oval and multi-point checkered forend with ribbons. Bore measurements: Diameter: .730. Restriction: .030. Wall thickness: .047. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 4oz. LOP 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Fine as restored. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine factory quality restored finish. Receiver retains virtually all of a fine restored finish, still retaining sharp engraving. Stock is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, retaining a factory quality restored finish with just a few minor handling marks. Forend is sound with nicely re-pointed checkering, a few minor handling marks, and retains a factory-quality restored finish. The web has a repaired crack. The carrier & bolt are finely jeweled. Mechanics seem fine with a nice shiny bore. 4-40603 BDT77 (3,500-5,500)

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*REMINGTON 3200 COMPETITION FOUR BARREL SKEET SET. SN OU.46594. Cal. 12, 20, 28 & 410 ga. Bbl sets 27-1/2″ with serrated vent rib, white front and silver center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber except the 410 which is 2-1/2″, SK/SK choke, safety and selector have been removed, automatic ejectors. Bbls marked on left side with gauge and shell size and “REMINGTON ARMS” on right side. Receiver is marked on both sides “COMPETITION” with scroll bordering, all with gold fill. Bottom of frame is marked “REMINGTON/3200/OU.46594” showing that the gun has factory update. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip with ribbon, brown “REMINGTON” marked recoil pad, checkered fluted beavertail target forend. Set 1) 12 ga – Bore diameter: top – .730, bottom – .729. Bore restrictions: top – .005, bottom – .004. Wall thickness: top – .038, bottom – .030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 14″. Set 2) 20 ga – Bore diameter: top – .620, bottom – .619. Bore restrictions: top – .004, bottom – .004. Wall thickness: top – .039, bottom – .043. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 14″. Set 3) 28 ga – Bore diameter: top – .554, bottom – .552. Bore restrictions: top – .005, bottom – .004. Wall thickness: top – .045, bottom – .043. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14″. Set 4) 410 ga – Bore measurements N/A – Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. LOP 14″. Accompanied by a Nasco aluminum All American case. CONDITION: Very good. All bbl sets retain 95% plus orig blue with some minor nicks and scratches and rubbing from forend. Rib on 410 set has shallow dip behind center bead. Receiver retains 95% orig blue with some minor nicks and scratches and light thinning on sharp edges. Stock is sound with 2 tiny hairline crack behind top tang, good checkering, some minor nicks and scratches and wear to pistol grip to the orig finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, some minor nicks and scratches and retains most orig finish. Case is sound with some exterior minor scuffing and solid interior. 4-40562 BDT29 (3,500-5,500)

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*THE LEGENDARY WALTER CHRYSLER WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN 2 BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN 5437. Cal. 20ga. Extraordinary custom Model 21 with two sets of 28″ bbls that have matted, tapered solid ribs, choked IMP.CYL/MOD set with silver front and ivory center sighting beads and IMP.MOD/FULL set with silver front and center beads. Both have 2-3/4″ chambers, and the receiver has single selective trigger and ejectors. Top rib of each bbl marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. The side of each bbl at chamber end has 1-1/2″ wedge of fine foliate arabesque scrolls. The early, rounded, flat side frame has full coverage fine English scrolls by Alden John Ulrich. There is a blank ‘V’ shape on trigger plate. Trigger bow and appended forend metal carry matching fine English scroll. Mounted with checkered, highly figured, American walnut with straight stock that has checkered butt and beavertail forend with kidney pattern checkering. Bore measurements IC/M bbl: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.024. Weight: 6lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Bore measurements IM/F bbl: Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Accompanied by a burgundy felt lined leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for the stocked receiver and two sets of 28″ bbls with other empty cleaning implement compartments. The English made case has heavy brass reinforced corners with brass latches on each end of the front and a center spring lock inside the leather handle, which is attached with brass shield shaped covers. Lid is embossed in impressed black lettering “W.P.C. / Winchester 20 Ga. / Custom Built Mod. 21 / Skeet Barrels / Full Choke Barrels”. This fabulous shotgun was built to order in 1932 for the Western Cartridge Company and is accompanied by the order sheets as found in the records of the Cody Firearms Museum. Although the order sheet states that it was ordered by the Western Cartridge Company it later was sold to the ultimate buyer, none other than Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, founder of Chrysler Motor Corporation. This was Order #54615 with start date of 9-16-32, for Western Ctg. Co. for a 20 ga. with 28″ bbls choked FULL/FUll. It was to have single trigger with ejectors and non-automatic safety and to be engraved “CUSTOM BUILT”. The stock was to have a straight grip with Purdey beavertail forend, trap finish, trap grade wood and no buttplate. The dimensions were to be 14-3/8″ LOP, 1-3/4″ drop at heel, 1-1/2″ drop at comb with thin comb and the weight was to be 6 lbs. 6 oz. and it was to be engraved in “English Scroll”. Final date is shown as 9-15-1932 with another date of 4-14-1942. There is a return order #70706 for this shotgun with a start date of 12-18-1933. It was “checked in” as described above and the condition is listed as “metal parts marred; stock-forend dented”. The new work that was ordered was to fit a new extra set of bbls in 20 ga./28″, engraved-custom built, choked I.MOD/FULL with selective ejectors, metal front & rear beads and to copy the engraving of the orig gun. Also to see that beavertail forend fits both bbl sets and “refinish gun complete incl. bbls.” Under other remarks “Deliver to Major Hession when complete. Gun to be out within 3 weeks of 12-8-1933.” Also included is a copy of the orig work card. Additionally included is a copy of a letter dated March 28, 1934 on Winchester Repeating Arms Company letterhead over the signature of John W. Hession, Manager, Shooting Promotion Division, and addressed to Mr. L.K. Meyer of Alton, Ill. This was apparently a response to a letter from Mr. Meyer and Mr. Hession is discussing the new “Super Grade Double Barrel Shotgun – The Model 21”. In the next paragraph Mr. Hession states “such leading industrialists as Walter P. Chrysler” and a list of other leading names of that day “…have put their stamp of approval of this gun by ordering not only one but several.” The next paragraph he states “The gun shown on page 12-13 of this booklet was built especially for Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, and is one of the finest examples of Winchester craftsmanship.”. An original catalog as referenced by Mr. Hession accompanies this lot. The cover of this catalog, in full color, features this beautiful shotgun with the SN completely legible. Pages 12-13, the center of the catalog also features this wonderful shotgun in sepia tones. Additionally accompanied by another Winchester catalog titled “CUSTOM BUILT SHOTGUNS…RIFLES”. Catalog is 16 pages, 9″ long x 6″ high with a black & white picture of this same shotgun in the same pose as in the color cover of the other catalog previously mentioned. No other pictures of this shotgun appear in this catalog. Additionally accompanying is a small catalog, 64 pages, 6-1/4″ long x 3-1/4″ high titled WINCHESTER WORLD STANDARD GUNS AND AMMUNITION and dated on back cover “1934”. This little catalog covers Winchester’s complete line of rifles and shotguns along with ammunition and cleaning supplies with a black & white picture of the Chrysler gun on p. 49. This shotgun was the subject of a 5-page article in the Winter 2008 issue of The Double Gun & Single Shot Journal by Ned Schwing with several full color photographs and a narrative relating most of the above personal information about Mr. Chrysler. In addition this beautiful shotgun is the cover panel of the book WINCHESTER’S FINEST THE MODEL 21, Schwing, in full color, the identical picture as appeared on the covers of the early Winchester catalogs. Walter Percy Chrysler was born April 2, 1875 in Wamego, KS and grew up in a nearby town. From his early manhood until about 1911 he spent roaming the western U.S. as a railroad mechanic & machinist, becoming very skilled with strong managerial capabilities, working for a number of well-known railroads of the era. In 1911 he became the “works manager” for Buick Motor Cars under Mr. William C. Durant of General Motors, starting at the astronomical salary of $6,000 per year. In 1919 he resigned from Buick with the title of President of Buick Motor Cars after a clash with Mr. Durant. During his career with Buick he had been regularly promoted and received enormous pay raises including a $500,000 per year bonus or the equivalent in company stock. Upon his resignation Mr. Durant repurchased Mr. Chrysler’s company stock for $10 million. From starting with Buick at $6,000 per year in 1911, he became one of the richest men in America in 1919. Mr. Chrysler then took employment with the Willys Overland Company for the incredible salary of $1 million per year. Unable to reach agreement with Mr. Willys, Mr. Chrysler left in 1921 and acquired controlling interest in the Maxwell Motor Company. He phased out Maxwell and absorbed the company into his new firm, the Chrysler Corporation in 1925 and, as they say, the rest is history. Mr. Chrysler became semi-retired in 1936 and in 1938 suffered a stroke and died Aug. 18, 1940. Upon Walter Chrysler’s death Winchester Model 21 No. 5437 passed to Mr. Chrysler’s daughter, Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Mrs. Garbisch died on Dec. 14, 1970 and in the early 1980s, to settle the estate, No. 5437 was sold along with other items of personal property from “Pokety”, the estate on the Choptank River near Cambridge, MD. In addition to the notoriety of having belonged to a very wealthy & famous person No. 5437 was used as advertising in almost all of the Winchester catalogs and advertisements for the Model 21 from about 1934 well into the 1960s as an example of their finest work. That Mr. Chrysler chose a Model 21 Winchester as a personal shotgun is true testament of the respect afforded this fine American double. Mr. Chrysler, at the time this shotgun was made, was one of the wealthiest men in the world and could have afforded the very finest and most elaborate English made gun but chose an American product which has become an icon in the shotgun collecting fraternity. PROVENANCE: Walter P. Chrysler; Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Estate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbls retain most of their strong factory blue, each having a few minor nicks & scratches and a spot or two of faint, fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains nearly all of its deep, dark factory blue with some faint thinning on hinge pin and ends of hammer pin. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains about all of its factory finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright bores in all bbls. Case is sound with some minor scuffing to exterior and a clean crisp interior. JR 4-40835 BDT165 (150,000-200,000)

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*WINCHESTER CUSTOM MODEL 21 SMALL BORE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN WITH VENT RIB. SN 30742. Cal. .410, 26″ bbl, matted vent rib with red Bradley front sighting bead, WS1/WS2 choke, 3″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK – 410 – 3IN.” The bbl flats, lugs, chamber end, face of ejectors and standing breech are all finely jeweled. Custom flat side receiver has lightening-cut water table mounted with highly figured flame-grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, checkered butt, wrap-around multi-point checkered beavertail forend with ebony tip insert. Bore dimensions: NA. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 7lbs. 4oz., LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with a leather luggage case with maroon interior, marked on front of lid “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. / NEW YORK. MADE IN ENGLAND.” Embossed on top of lid “GEORGE W. BERGER / NEW HAVEN, CONN.” CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 99% blue with just a couple minor, small handling marks. Receiver retains 99% of its blue with a couple minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a few handling marks with right side having some finish lifted from where it laid in a case. There is an area right at receiver and at butt, with some smaller areas along the side retaining a fine high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering and has similar spot on right side where finish had stuck on case interior. The inside forend iron is finely jeweled. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores, as gun has seen very little use. Case is sound with moderate scuffing to edges. 4-40889 BDT152 (16,000-20,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 CUSTOM WITH CASE. SN 31975. Cal. 28ga, 28″ bbls, matted vent rib with red Bradley sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.CYL/MOD choke, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – 28 GAUGE 2-3/4″. Bbl flats, lug, chamber end and face of ejectors are finely engine turned. Flat side custom receiver with lightening-cut water table mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted steel grip cap, checkered butt, blank gold oval, multi-point checkered beavertail forend with ebony tip insert. Bore diameter: left -.553, right -.553. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-1/2”. Accompanied with leather luggage case with burgundy interior, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation inside label, outer top lid with blank order form. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears test-fired only since manufacture. All surfaces retain 99-100% orig finish with just a couple very minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny, new bores as gun appears new and test-fired only. 4-40888 BDT142 (14,000-18,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN W32914. Cal. 12ga, 30″ and 32″ matted, vent rib bbls, 32″ FULL/IMP.MOD chokes, dual white sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers with ejectors. 30″ bbls have all the same features. Ribs of both bbls marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR ROBERT J. CERONE”. Left bbls are marked “MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 12 GAUGE 2-3/4 CHAM. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.” Chamber area of each bbl has 3″ wedge of scroll engraving. The flat side receiver is style 6 engraved with oval with gold setter on left, gold pointer on right, circle with 2 gold pheasant on trigger plate, the balance of receiver & forend iron are a foliate arabesque scroll. Trigger guard has scroll engraving and gold initials “RJC”. Mounted with nicely figured flame-grain walnut, B carved checkered pistol grip with fleur-de-lis and ribbons, metal grip cap, scroll-engraved with gold wire border and gold inlaid “GRAND AMERICAN”, vented red Winchester recoil pad, B carved & checkered beavertail forends with fleur-de-lis and ribbons as well as ebony tip inserts. 30″ bbl set: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.040. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-1/2″, drop at comb:1-5/8″ . Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-3/4″. 32″ bbl set: Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.037. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel:2-1/2″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet fully identifying as Grand American 30″ & 32″ reverse choked with vent ribs, number 6 engraved with pistol grip, trap-style beavertail forends, rubber recoil pad, build for Robert J. Cerone and started on 2-5-1975 and finished 4-29-1975. Also accompanied with leather 2-bbl luggage case embossed in gold on lid “R.J.C.” Maroon interior with snap caps and oil bottle. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears test-fired only. Bbl sets retain virtually all their fine orig factory blue with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver & trigger guard retain virtually all of their orig factory blue and bright gold figures. The water table, standing breech, bbl flats, lugs, breech face, ejector face and inside surface of forends are all finely jeweled. Wood is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, high-gloss,orig factory finish with a couple minor handling marks. Forends are sound with sharp checkering, high-gloss, orig finish with a couple minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, and bright shiny bores as gun appears test-fired only. Case is sound with some minor scuffing to leather exterior. 4-40558 BDT72 (30,000-40,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN 2 GAUGE SET WITH CASE. SN 30621. Cal. 20/28ga, 28″ bbls, Set One: 20ga, matted vent rib with red Bradley sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, WS1/WS2 chokes. Set Two: 28ga, matted vent rib, single red Bradley sighting bead, WS1/WS2 choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, all with ejectors and single selective trigger. Top rib of both bbls marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Left bbl on each set marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – (GAUGE) 2-3/4”. Each bbl has about 3-1/4″ wedge of scroll engraving at chamber. Bbl flats, lugs, chamber end and ejector face are all finely jeweled. Forend lugs are stamped “1” and “2”. Flat side receiver with lightening-cut water table and jeweled standing breech is engraved in Grand American style with fine foliate arabesque scrolls, oval with gold setter on left side, gold pointer on right, 2 gold pheasant on trigger plate and bust of dog in gold on trigger bow. Mounted with highly figured walnut, B carved pistol grip with fleur-de-lis, sculpted and engraved metal grip cap, center with scroll and gold inlaid “GRAND AMERICAN”, fleur-de-lis checkered butt, blank gold oval, matching beavertail forends B carved with fleur-de-lis and ebony tip insert. Set One: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.004, right -(.012). Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″ , drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Set Two: Bore diameter: left -.553, right -.552. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -(.008). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 1oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Accompanied with leather luggage case with burgundy interior, a white label from Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation, and a white “Always Use Winchester Ammo” label, a Model 21 custom shop booklet, a 21 hanging tag and a copy of U.S. Repeating Arms 21 Catalog. No records were found from Cody Firearms Museum. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Gun appears test-fired only since manufacture. All finishes are 99-100%. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny new bores, as gun appears test-fired only. Case is in sound condition with some minor scuffing to exterior and one end of lid has yellow stick-on Winchester Model 21 Custom Built for end label. 4-40887 BDT141 (20,000-25,000)

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*STUNNING WINCHESTER MODEL 21 CUSTOM GRADE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN W31831. Cal. 12ga, 28″ & 26″ bbls, 28″ with matted, tapered, concave rib, dual silver sighting beads, MOD/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. 26″ set with matted, tapered, concave rib, dual silver sighting beads, WS1/WS2 chokes and ejectors. Rib of both bbl sets marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR CHARLES PRITCHARD”. Left bbls are marked “MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 12 GAUGE 2-3/4 CHAM. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” The flat side receiver is grade 1 engraved with ornamental foliate arabesque scrolls. The water table standing breech, bbl flats, bbl lugs and inside forend iron are all beautifully jeweled. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip with sculpted metal grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, gold oval engraved “CHP”, fully checkered beavertail forends with ebony tip inserts. Bbl set one: Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel:2-1/2″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 7lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-5/8″. Bbl set two: Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.007. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.028. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 7lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-5/8″. Gun is accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying as 12ga custom grade, 28″ bbls, matte rib, choked MOD/FULL, automatic safety, 2-3/4″ chambers, pistol grip, high gloss finish, competition butt, Winchester metal front & middle sights, pitch standard, pull 14-5/8″, drop at heel 2-1/2″, drop at comb 1-1/2″, custom built by Winchester for Charles Pritchard, gold oval plate underside of stock engraved “C.H.P.”, field style beavertail forend, custom interchangeable bbl, 26″, WS1/WS2 choke, matching sights & bbl markings, leather gun case with cover & wood box, weight 7lb 10oz, received in warehouse March 11, 1975, shipped from warehouse April 18, 1985, returned & repaired on February 18, 1975, insured for $12,000, received from Hickory Pond Corp. 16 Bethany Street, P.O. Box 550, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, reshipped on April 18, 1985. Also accompanying gun is a leather 2-bbl luggage case embossed on top lid n gold letters “CHP”, maroon interior with maker’s label inside top lid, Model 21 hanging tag and its canvas cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears new and test-fired only. Both bbl sets retain 99% orig blue with a couple of the faintest handling marks. Receiver retains 99% orig blue with just a tiny handling mark. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, retaining 99% orig high-gloss finish with a few minor handling marks. Forends are sound with sharp, crisp checkering, 99% orig finish with some tiny handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores in all bbls as gun appears new & test-fired only. Case is equally new with some minor scuffing to canvas cover. 4-40071 BDT68 (12,500-17,500)

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*UNUSUAL WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOCUMENTED FACTORY UPGRADE TO GRAND AMERICAN. SN 11928. Cal. 20ga, 28″ bbl, matted, tapered concave rib, single silver sighting bead, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK-20 GAUGE”. Left bbl is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS / NEW HAVEN, CONN.-PATENTS PENDING”. Each bbl has 3-1/4″ wedge of scroll engraving. The step side frame is engraved in typical Grand American style with oval with gold setter on left side, gold pointer on right side, circle with 2 gold pheasant on trigger plate with balance a foliate scroll. Trigger guard has scroll engraving and gold portrait head of a setter. Mounted with highly figured flame-grained walnut, checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, and Winchester marked solid recoil pad. Multi-point checkered splinter forend with triangular-shaped ebony tip insert. Accompanying gun is a Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter dated November 17, 1994 identifying gun as catalog number G2172B, 14″ pull, began final inspection on December 21, 1936, completed final inspection on January 8, 1937, built for stock repair order March 17, 1982 received from Security & Gun Sport HDGS. 76 Maple Street, Branford, Connecticut less stock and forend. Also, a photocopy of a work order dated 3-17-82 from above-mentioned business and address detailing all the work to be done to stock and upgrade to Grand American indicating that the engraving was done by Salerno. Also, a U.S. Repeating Arms letter undated and “To Whom It May Concern” stating that the work on this gun was indeed done at the Winchester Custom Shop and signed by Robert G. Morrison, Director, Product Planning & Market Development. Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-7/16″ . Weight: 6lbs. 8oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Accompanying gun is a leather luggage case with a maroon interior and 3-pc wooden cleaning rod. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new since factory upgrade in 1982. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine factory restored blue. Receiver retains virtually of its factory restored blue with sharp, crisp engraving. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks with its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Case is sound with some minor scuffing to exterior leather. Inside lid has outline where A label used to be. 4-40246 BDT67 (17,500-22,500)

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*CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TWO BARREL SET WITH VENT RIB. SN 28086. Cal. 12ga, 30″ & 26″ bbls, matted, tapered vent rib, dual silver sighting beads, 30″ MOD/FULL choke with 3″ chambers, 26″ IMP.CYL/MOD choke with 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – 12 GAUGE 2-3/4″ (& 3) on 30″ only. Muzzle of bbls have multi-point pattern of bold, deep foliate scrolls, 26″ with gold line border. Chamber ends have 4″ of multi-point bold, deep foliate scrolls, 26″ with gold line border. The step side receiver is uniquely engraved on trigger guard and floor plate only, with field of tight foliate, arabesque scrolls. Trigger guard with gold pointer on point and trigger plate with 4 gold flushing quail. Top lever with foliate scroll and gold duck in flight on pivot. Consignor states that its his belief the engraving was done by A. Griebel. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels, checkered pistol grip, unique metal grip cap with foliate scrolls and gold turkey, Monte Carlo with left side shadowline cheekpiece, unique engraved metal buttplate with 6 ducks in flight, background of tight foliate arabesque scroll and cattails, checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert followed by a raised, sculpted ivory diamond shape. 30″ set: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8lbs. 4oz. LOP 14-1/8″. 26″ set: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel:14-1/4″, drop at comb:1-3/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 99% of their fine factory quality restored blue finish, a couple minor handling marks. Receiver body retains factory blue with 3 or 4 small spots of flake finish blending with brown patina. Trigger guard and floor plate retain a fine, restored blue finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a factory-style finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a factory-style finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and shiny bores in all bbls. 4-40940 BDT157 (7,000-10,000)

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*CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 17681. Cal. 12ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, white front and silver center sighting beads, WS1/WS2 choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – 12 GAUGE 2-3/4”. Each bbl has 2″ wedge of bold foliate scroll. The step side receiver is engraved with bold foliate scrolls with punch dot background, gold duck in flight with marsh scene behind on left side, gold duck in flight on right side, gold pointer on trigger plate and gold rooster pheasant on trigger guard bow. Trigger plate below screw has factory stamping “SKEET”. The fine custom engraving is signed on lower left side “G. CARGNEL”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, black Decelerator pad, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -(.022). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.034. Drop at heel:2-1/4″, drop at comb:1-3/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 12oz. LOP 15″. The bbl flats, lugs, breech face, ejector face, water table, and standing breech are all finely jeweled. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as skeet grade, 12ga with 28″ bbls, choke WS1/WS2, pistol grip, beavertail, made for stock. Started inspection June 12, 1952. Completed inspection August 12, 1952. R & R September 24, 1952 #40614. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new since upgrading. Bbls retain 99% of a factory quality restored blue finish. Receiver retains 99% of its factory quality restored blue finish. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a custom high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains its fine custom high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-40921 BDT156 (6,500-9,500)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRADE 3 WITH GOLD AND VENT RIB. SN 30221. Cal. 12ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered vent rib, with red Bradley front and ivory center sighting beads, MOD/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE 2-3/4″. The step side receiver is engraved with a gold duck landing into a lake scene on left side, a gold rooster pheasant rising from a brushy scene on right, setter on point on trigger plate with wagon wheel around screw, the 2 gold birds are done in raised gold. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, hard rubber grip cap, Winchester, solid red recoil pad, and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.024. Drop at heel:2-1/4″ , drop at comb:1-5/8″ . Weight: 7lbs. 11oz. LOP 14-1/4”. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter as field grade 12ga 28″ bbls, right modified, left FULL choke, single trigger, pistol grip (special dimensions) with field finish, Bradley red bead front sight, Lyman ivory rear sight, #3 engraving, 2 gold inlays, 14-3/4″ pull, 2″ pitch, 2-5/16″ drop at heel, 1-9/16″ drop at comb, began final inspection on September 19, 1955, completed final inspection October 12, 1955. Returned and repaired on June 16, 1966; gun doubles when set for 2 bbls. Returned and repaired on March 25, 1968 dents in both bbls; resoder top rib to bbls; resoder bottom rib; install Winchester solid recoil pad; refinish stock, forend and balance of metal parts. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90+% of its factory restored finish, minor wear at muzzle, minor thinning in chamber area, normal nicks & scratches and rub mark from forend. Bbl flats and sides of lug are jeweled. Receiver retains 95% factory restored finish showing slightly bright on sharp edges & high spots. Water table and standing breech are jeweled. Stock is sound with sharp re-cut checkering, some minor nicks & handling marks, 2 tiny chips on left side and retains a restored oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp re-cut checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains most of its restored finish blending with some hand-worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice bores. Model 21s with raised gold are quite rare. 4-40247 BDT82 (8,000-12,000)

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*INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRADE 4 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 30055. Cal. 12ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, WS1/WS2 chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Outside of bbls are unmarked except for narrow band of scroll engraving at chamber end, flats are stamped with serial number and “12 GAUGE 2-3/4 CHAM.”. The step side receiver is engraved with the grade 4 pattern with 2 ducks in flight on left side, 2 quail in flight on right side, and a setter & pointer on point on trigger plate. This is accented with some foliate, arabesque scrolls. Trigger guard has gold initials “JLW”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted metal grip cap, Winchester solid red recoil pad, checkered beavertail forend with scroll-engraved metal. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -(.012). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.030. Drop at heel:3″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 11oz. LOP 15″. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum fact sheets: first one identifying as standard duck gun, 12ga, 30″, FULL/FULL, 3″ chambers, selective ejectors, automatic safety, pistol grip, duck finish, W.R.P. butt, started on 2-16, 1954, finish date 2-26, 1954. Other remarks: order 90248, extra set of bbls, 12ga, 26″ SK1/SK2 5-25, 1955. Second page repair order from Kelley Sporting Goods, Clayton, MO, checked in as 12ga, 30″, FULL/FULL, M.R.P.G. with #4 engraving, J.L.W. gold block on guard, Winchester recoil pad 14-7/8″. Condition, forend catch altered, ejection sear R.H. fails to operate properly. Work ordered adjust for proper loading, feeding, extraction and ejection. Date started: 2-21, 1967, Finish: 4-13, 1967. Other remarks: fair condition with normal, considerable wear, stock & forend dented, rust on metal parts including bbls and action. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 97% factory restored finish with a few minor nicks & scratches, 3 small spots near muzzle of fine, surface oxidation and rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 75-80% of a factory finish worn across bottom and blending with silver patina, some flaked spots on side blending with brown patina. Stock is sound with good checkering, factory high-gloss finish with numerous nicks, dings & scratches. Forend is sound with good checkering, metal surfaces blue blending with silver patina, factory high-gloss finish blending with hand-worn patina. 4-40013 BDT83 (5,500-7,500)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 13597. Cal. 20ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, white front Silver center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, WS1/WS2 chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. The left side of bbl at chamber is marked “WINCHESTER-20 GAUGE / 2-3/4 CHAM.” Bbl flat is marked “DELUXE”. The rare early flat-side receiver is marked on trigger plate “DELUXE” over the screw and “FIELD” below it. Mounted with feather-grain walnut, checkered straight grip, leather-covered recoil pad, gold initial oval engraved “J.T.N./10-7-51″. Multi-point wrap-around, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -(.013). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel:1-3/8″, drop at comb:1-9/16″ . Weight: 6lbs. 6oz. LOP 13-1/2”. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying gun as a 20ga deluxe with checkered butt with 13-7/8″ pull, 2″ drop at heel, 1-1/2″ drop at cone, 1-3/4″ pitch, date started 5-2-1946 finished 7-18-1946 for Cook, Newton & Smith on order number 2957-38-A. No other information was provided. Also accompanying gun is an unmarked leather leg o mutton case stenciled “J.T.N. ESSEX, CONN.” CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95% orig blue with some minor nicks & scratches and a couple minor spots of faint surface oxidation. Receiver retains 97% of a probable factory restored blue just starting to thin on bottom edges with crisp, clear markings on trigger plate. Stock is sound with very nice checkering, a few minor nicks & light handling marks and retains a factory finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few handling marks and retains a factory finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Leg o mutton has broken locking strap, unstitched hinge, but overall is in nice condition with some minor scuffing. 4-40452 BDT66 (5,500-7,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE DUCK WITH VENT RIB. SN 23486. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, matted, vent rib with red Bradley sighting bead, 3″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, ejectors and single selective trigger. Left bbl over chamber is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE 3 IN”. Standard step side receiver with trigger plate stamped “DELUXE” over screw and “DUCK” below. Mounted with nicely figured feather-grain walnut, checkered side panels, checkered straight grip, Winchester solid red recoil pad and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.038. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.029. Drop at heel:2-1/2″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet revealing no record for this serial number. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears as new and test-fired only. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine orig blue with a couple minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig blue with a couple minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and its fine, hand-rubbed finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few tiny handling marks and retains its fine, hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores as gun appears test-fired only. 4-40559 BDT69 (7,500-12,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK WITH VENT RIB. SN 32899. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls with matted vent rib, red Bradley sighting bead, IMP.MOD/FULL chokes, 3″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK-12 GAUGE 3 IN”. Plain flat side receiver with trigger plate stamped “DUCK” below screw. Mounted with highly figured flame-grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester solid red recoil pad, blank gold oval and fully checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.032. Drop at heel:2-9/16″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 13-7/8″. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet indicating no record available for this serial number. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears test-fired only. Bbls retain virtually all of their orig blue with a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig blue with jeweled water table and standing breech, as well as bbl flats, bbl lug, chamber end of bbls and face of ejectors. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, retaining a high-gloss finish with a couple minor handling marks. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a high-gloss finish with a couple of minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores, as gun appears test-fired only. 4-40560 BDT71 (7,500-12,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TRAP WITH VENT RIB. SN 22803. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, matted vent rib with dual silver sighting beads, IMP.MOD/FULL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl is marked “WINCHESTER 12 GAUGE / 2-3/4 CHAM.” Standard step side receiver with trigger plate stamped “TRAP” over screw. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted metal grip cap, Monte Carlo, red vented Winchester pad and checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.731, right -.727. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel:2″ , drop at comb:1-1/2″ . Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as likely factory restored. Bbls retain 99% of a factory-quality restored blue finish with faint rub mark from forend and a couple tiny handling marks. Receiver & trigger guard retain 99% of a factory-quality restored blue finish. Stock is sound with good checkering, a few minor nicks & scratches and retains a factory-quality high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple small nicks & dings and retains a factory-quality high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors, nice bores with some minor frosting in both bbls. 4-40483 BDT70 (4,000-6,000)

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*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TOURNAMENT SKEET GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 2739. Cal. 12ga, 26″ bbls, matted tapered, concave rib with red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, WS1/WS2 choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl marked “WINCHESTER – 12 GAUGE”. Standard step side receiver with trigger plate marked “TOURNAMENT” over screw and “SKEET” below. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered straight grip, Hawkins vented recoil pad, trap-style checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -(.012). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.034. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 7oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as 12ga, Tournament Skeet grade with 26″ bbls, straight grip, Tournament wood, 14″ LOP, 1-5/16″ Drop at heel, 1-7/16″ Drop at Comb. Received at warehouse 8-10-1934. Shipped from warehouse 8-16-1934. Other remarks: 7-8-1952, clean and adjust, rejoint and qualified, fit new beavertail forend – 8 hours. CONDITION: Fine+. Bbls retain 95% orig blue with some minor wear at muzzle and chambers, various minor nicks & scratches, rub mark from forend and a couple minor spots of fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains 95-97% orig blue, starting to silver on sharp edges and some minor nicks & scratches. Trigger guard has flaking orig blue on bow blending with brown and silver patina, thinning in grip area and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, normal minor nicks, dings & scratches retaining most of its orig high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks & dings and retains most of its orig high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. 4-40971 BDT197 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE DUCK SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 30722. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, red Bradley front sight, FULL/FULL choke, 3″ chambers, ejectors and single selective trigger. Top of left bbl is marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – 12 GAUGE 3IN.” Bbl flats, lug, chamber face, ejector face, water table and standing breech are all finely jeweled. Flat side receiver is stamped on trigger plate “DELUXE” above screw and “DUCK” below it. Mounted with dark, highly figured walnut, checkered straight grip, Winchester solid red recoil pad, multi-point wrap-around checkered beavertail forend with inside forend iron finely jeweled. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.037, right -.037. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-1/4″. Weight: 7lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 99% orig blue with a couple minor handling marks and some faint thinning at chamber end. Receiver retains 99% orig blue with a few minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains a fine, high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains its fine, high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-40922 BDT158 (7,000-10,000)

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*WINCHESTER FIELD GRADE MODEL 21 SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 28477. Cal. 20ga, 26″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib with silver single sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “MODEL 21-WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK-20 GAUGE 2-3/4″. Standard step side receiver mounted with nicely figured custom walnut, checkered straight grip, leather-covered recoil pad, custom, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.024, right -.029. Drop at heel:2-3/16″, drop at comb:1-1/4″. Weight: 6lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-3/4”. Accompanying gun is the orig pistol grip stock and forend. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun is as new since custom stocked and restored metal finish. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine custom blue finish with some minor handling marks and faint rub marks from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom blue finish. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its custom hand-rubbed finish. Forend is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its custom hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. The accompanying orig wood set is sound, decent checkering with a smooth hand-rubbed finish. Both pieces are numbered to receiver. 4-40473 BDT65 (5,000-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 23142. Cal. 12ga, 28″ bbls, matted, tapered concave rib, red Bradley front and white center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Side of left bbl at chamber is marked “WINCHESTER – 12 GAUGE / 2-3/4 CHAM.” Standard step side receiver mounted with custom highly figured flame-grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, checkered hard rubber grip cap with fleur-de-lis, brown vented Whiteline recoil pad, blank silver oval, checkered beavertail forend. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.034. Drop at heel:1-7/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, normal nicks & dings, a couple minor scratches and rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 98% of a probable factory restored blue finish. The custom stock is sound with small repaired chip at rear of top tang, a small dent at tip of checkering on right side, normal nicks & small handling marks and retains a fine, professional custom finish. Forend is sound with good checkering, a short repaired crack at tip on left side and retains a professional restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. A terrific shooter Model 21 or ready for a personalized upgrade. 4-40868 BDT133 (3,500-4,500)

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*EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 910. Cal. 12ga, 30″ bbls, matted tapered, concave rib, silver front and white center sighting beads, MOD/FULL choke, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is marked “MODEL 21 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – 12 GAUGE”. Left bbl “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. – PATENTS PENDING”. Standard step side receiver mounted with lightly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, brown solid Old English recoil pad, checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.039. Drop at heel:2-1/2″ , drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 6oz. LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Fine+. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, some areas lightly thinning, normal minor nicks & handling marks and typical rub mark from forend. Receiver has 90% orig blue starting to silver on sharp edges, small rub mark on side of each bolster, flaking and blending with brown patina on trigger plate. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, numerous minor handling marks and retains most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety and bright shiny bores. 4-40953 BDT184 (2,500-4,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 PIGEON GRADE WITH FACTORY VENT RIB. SN 134038. Cal. .410, 26″ bbl with doughnut base round post vent rib, red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, SKEET choke and 3″ chamber. Left side of bbl marked “WINCHESTER – MODEL 42 – 410 – 3IN. CHAM. / TRADEMARK – MADE IN U.S.A. – WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. “SKEET” and WP proof mark are adjacent receiver ring. Matching WP proof on receiver left side of rib extension. Bbl extension is engraved with standing pigeon. Standard receiver with narrow rib extension, jeweled bolt and follower. Mounted with highly figured flame-grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with single blank diamond, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels with dbl blank diamonds. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, Drop at comb: 1-5/8″, Weight: 6lbs. 6oz., LOP 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new and test-fired only. Metal surfaces retain virtually all of their blue finish with sharp edge of slide-bar starting to silver. There are a couple of minor tiny handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a couple of minor handling marks and retains it high-gloss finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks and retains its high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore as gun appears test-fired only. 4-40563 BDT125 (7,000-12,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 2-1/2″ SKEET WITH SOLID RIB. SN 71266. Cal. .410, 28″ bbl with matted, tapered solid rib, single silver sighting bead, SKEET choke and 2-1/2″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – MODEL 42 – 410 – 2-1/2IN. CHAM.” “SKEET” is marked adjacent to receiver ring with WP proof above it and top center of receiver. Standard receiver mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, hard rubber Winchester grip cap, hard rubber Winchester buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 6lbs. 5oz., LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with a few minor nicks & scratches and thin rub line from forend. Receiver retains 98% orig blue with a couple minor scratches and rub mark on forward edge from forend. Just starting to show bright on sharp edges. Stock is sound with very nice checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains high-gloss orig finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks, good checkering and retains high-gloss orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore as gun has seen only a little use. 2-1/2″ chambers are very desirable and hard to find. 4-40567 BDT124 (6,000-9,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SOLID RIB SKEET GUN. SN 101504. Cal. .410, 28″ bbl, matted, tapered solid rib, single silver sighting bead, SKEET choke and 3″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – MODEL 42 – 410 – 3IN. CHAM.” “SKEET” is stamped adjacent receiver ring with WP proof above it and matching WP proof top center of receiver. Standard receiver with serrated concave top mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, Drop at comb: 1-7/16″, Weight: 6lbs. 10oz., LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with a couple small areas of very fine surface oxidation, a few minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 98% orig blue with a couple light scratches and small rub mark from forend. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains nearly all of its orig finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks, sharp checkering and orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore as gun appears to have had only a little use. 4-40566 BDT126 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET WITH SOLID RIB. SN 80025. Cal. .410, 28″ bbl with matted, tapered solid rib, single silver sighting bead, SKEET choke and 3″ chamber. Left side of bbl marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – MODEL 42 – 410 – 3 IN. CHAM. SKEET”. WP proof mark on left side of rib and top center of receiver. Standard receiver with concave, matted top. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, Drop at comb: 1-3/8″, Weight: 6lbs. 2oz., LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, minor nicks & dings, faint rub mark on bottom of bbl from mag tube, rub line in chamber area from forend. Receiver retains 95% orig blue, starting to silver on sharp edges and high spots, some minor nicks & scratches and minor burring to slots and screws of side plate. Stock is sound with good checkering, normal nicks, dings & minor handling marks and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with good checkering, normal nicks & dings, retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good with shiny bore. 4-40565 BDT120 (4,000-6,000)

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*FIRST YEAR WINCHESTER MODEL 42 SKEET WITH STRAIGHT GRIP. SN 3455. Cal. .410, 26″ bbl with single silver sighting bead, SKEET choke and 3″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER / PROOF STEEL – MODEL 42 – WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – .410 – 3IN.” “SKEET” adjacent receiver ring. Right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN CONN. – PATENT PENDING”. WP proof marks are found top center of bbl at receiver ring and adjacent receiver. Standard receiver with serrated concave top mounted with straight grain walnut, checkered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 5lbs. 14oz., LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue with a couple small handling marks and faint rub line from forend. Receiver retains 98% of its factory rust blue with a few minor scratches and just starting to silver on sharp edges. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks & scratches and retains its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor nicks & scratches and retains orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore as gun appears to have minimal use. 4-40564 BDT127 (4,000-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER PREWAR MODEL 42 FIELD GRADE WITH SOLID RIB. SN 32057. Cal. .410, 26″ bbl, matted, tapered solid rib, single silver sighting bead, FULL choke and 3″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER / PROOF STEEL-MODEL 42-WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK-.410-3 IN FULL”. Right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN.-U.S.A. PAT. NO. 1912403-196925″. WP proof marks are found left side of rib and top center of receiver. Standard receiver with concave matted top. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, 18 ring field forend. Bore measurements are NA. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, Drop at comb: 1-9/16″, Weight: 6lbs. 0oz. LOP 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain much of their orig blue with minor muzzle wear, normal minor nicks & dings and usual rub marks from pumping the action. Receiver retains strong orig blue with some areas that have flaked and blended with brown patina, two small spots on top of shallow rust that have been cleaned and lightly silvering on sharp edges. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & small handling marks retaining most of its orig finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are good with a nice shiny bore. 4-40568 BDT119 (2,500-3,500)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PIGEON GRADE SKEET GUN. SN 1498044. Cal. 28ga, 26″ bbl, doughnut base, round post, matted Winchester Special vent rib, red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, SKEET choke, 2-3/4″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK / MADE IN U.S.A. – MODEL 12 28GA – 2-3/4 CHAM. / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / SKEET”. WP proof marks found on bbl left side of rib and receiver left side of rib extension. Mag tube extension is engraved with standing pigeon. Skeet receiver with narrow rib extension, non-glare, matte finish top and jeweled bolt and follower. Mounted with nicely figured flame-grain walnut, pigeon grade checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels, 2 checkered diamonds and blank diamond on bottom. Bore measurements: Diameter: .558, Restriction: .004, Wall thickness: .067, Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, Drop at comb: 1-7/16″, Weight: 7lbs. 1oz., LOP 14-1/16″. Gun is accompanied with orig box with proper yellow end-label identifying gun by serial number and stamped on left side “PIGEON”. Box contains both sleeves with wax paper, a yellow and red hanging tag, Model 12 instruction booklet, pink warranty card, wooden magazine plug with Winchester label marked “FOR MODELS 1901, 97 & 12, THREE SHELL PLUG”. Each end is enforced with thin piece of wood. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears to be test-fired only. Metal surfaces retain 99% of their orig blue with just a few minor handling marks. Wood is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a fine original hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore as gun appears test-fired only. Box is solid with some tattering at sharp corners and some minor tears where tape has been pulled off. Inspection of back of receiver reveals “28” stamped below tang. 4-40569 BDT121 (9,000-13,000)

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*FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SOLID RIB SKEET. SN 747751. Cal. 28ga, 26″ bbl matted, solid rib, with red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, SKEET choke, 2-7/8″ chamber. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – MADE IN U.S.A. / WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – 2-7/8 CHAM. / MODEL 12 – 28GA. – SKEET”. Right side “MADE IN U.S.A WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. PAT. JULY 21. 1896 / FEB. 22. JUNE 14. 1898 SEPT. 7 909. MAY 17. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22 1913”. WP proof marks are found left side of rib and top center of receiver. Receiver is stamped “SKEET” below serial number. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels and large checkered diamond on bottom. Bore measurements: Diameter: .550, Restriction: .010, Wall thickness: .068, Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 7lbs. 4oz., LOP 14″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 99% of the fine orig blue with just a couple minor nicks & dings. Receiver retains 99% orig factory blue, just starting to thin across bottom. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a fine clean, original finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks and retains a fine, clean orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore as gun appears to have seen very little use. Inspection of rear of receiver reveals “28” stamped below the tang. 4-40571 BDT122 (7,000-10,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 FACTORY VENT RIB SKEET GUN. SN 1676657. Cal. 28ga, 26″ bbl with round post vent rib, red Bradley front and silver center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber, SKEET choke. Bbl is marked on left side “WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK / MADE IN U.S.A. – MODEL 12 – 28GA – 2-3/4 CHAM. / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / SKEET”. WP proof marks can be found left side of rib at receiver ring and left side of rib extension on receiver. Mounted with lightly figured walnut, checkered pistol grip, sculpted metal grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels and checkered diamond on bottom. Bore dimensions: Diameter: .547, Restriction: .004, Wall thickness: .071, Drop at heel: 2-11/16″, Drop at comb: 1-11/16″, Weight: 7lbs. 2oz., LOP 14″. Inspection of back of receiver reveals “28” stamped below tang. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears to be test-fired only. Bbl retains virtually all of its orig blue with just a couple minor handling marks, faint rub mark on action arm at sharp edges. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig blue with a couple minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a handling mark or two and retains all of its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple handling marks and retains virtually all its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore, as gun appears test-fired only. 4-40570 BDT128 (7,000-10,000)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 VENT RIB WITH B CARVED WOOD. SN 1676680. Cal. 28ga, 25-1/2″ bbl with Cutts compensator, matted factory round-post vent rib, dual silver sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber. Bbl is marked left side of rib “WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK / MADE IN U.S.A.-MODEL 12-28GA-2-3/4 CHAM. / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / SKEET”. “WP” proof mark is found left side adjacent receiver ring. Standard receiver with narrow rib extension, matte top, “WP” proof mark left side adjacent receiver ring. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, B carved pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, B carved beavertail target forend. Bore restrictions are not available. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 10oz. LOP 14-3/16″. Inspection of rear receiver reveals “28” stamped below tang. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears test-fired only. Bbl and mag tube retain 98-99% orig blue with a couple minor nicks and some rub marks on mag tube from forend. Receiver retains 99% orig blue with some faint thinning on sharpest corners and a couple minor handling marks. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its orig finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few handling marks and retains virtually all of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-40258 BDT92 (4,750-5,750)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 BLACK DIAMOND WITH SOLID RIB. SN 693984. Cal. 20ga, 28″ bbl with matted, solid rib, red Bradley front and white center sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chamber and FULL choke. Left side of bbl is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL – MADE IN U.S.A. / WINCHESTER / TRADEMARK – MODEL 12 – 20GA. / 2-3/4 FULL”. Right side marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. PAT. JULY 21. 1896 / FEB. 22. JUNE 14. 1898 SEPT. 7. 1909. MAY 17. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1913.” WP proof mark can be found left side of rib at receiver ring and top center of receiver. Standard receiver with “2-3/4″ stamped below serial number, jeweled bolt and follower. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, black diamond inlay on each side of wrist, checkered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, skeet forend with checkered side panels, 2 checkered diamonds and 1 blank diamond on bottom. Bore measurements: Diameter: .614, Restriction: .020, Wall thickness: .039, Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, Weight: 6lbs. 13oz., LOP 13 3/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with some minor nicks & scratches, rub mark on bottom from mag tube and rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 98% orig blue with a couple minor nicks & scratches. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks, retains orig high-gloss finish with minor hand-worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and orig high-gloss finish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore, as gun appears to have seen very little use. 4-40572 BDT129 (4,500-6,500)

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*UNIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 DELUXE FOUR BARREL SET. SN 892605. Cal. 12 ga. Unique gun with 4 bbl assemblies, all with solid ribs, and being 26″ WS1, 28″ MOD, 30″ FULL, and 32″ 3″ FULL. All with sgl silver sighting beads except WS1 bbl, with Bradley front and silver center. All are complete bbl assemblies with matching SN’s and matching deluxe checkered beavertail forends. Standard receiver with serrated top, mounted with highly figured walnut with pigeon grade checkered style grip, Winchester hard rubber gripcap, and Winchester solid red recoil pad. WS1- Bore diameter: -.731. Bore restrictions: -(.014). Wall thickness: -.042. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. LOP 14-5/8″. MOD – Bore diameter: -.729 Bore restrictions: -.010. Wall thickness: -.042. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 2oz. LOP 14-5/8″. FULL – Bore diameter: -.729. Bore restrictions: -.033. Wall thickness: -.046. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 5oz. LOP 14-5/8″. 3″ FULL – Bore diameter: -.0729. Bore restrictions: -.030. Wall thickness: -.065. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Fine. All bbl assemblies retain orig blue with WS1 97-98%, MOD 95% with a few small spots near muzzle of bbl on both sides, FULL 95% with a couple small spots of missing finish near muzzle, 3″ FULL 95% with similar spots and minor muzzle wear. Each bbl may have a couple spots of flaked finish. Receiver has 90+% orig blue, bright on sharp edges, thinning across bottom. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, normal nicks, dings & some light scratches, slight flaking of finish around checkering edges, retaining orig finish blending with hand worn patina in grip area. All forends are sound with good checkering, normal minor nicks & dings and retain orig finish with some blending of hand worn patina on rear edges. Mechanics are crisp with good bores in all sets of bbls. 4-40106 (4,500-7,500)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PIGEON GRADE #5 ENGRAVED WITH GOLD CASED 3 BARREL SET. SN Y2026918. Cal. 12ga, 26″, 28″ & 30″ bbls, serrated vent rib with white front and silver center sighting beads, IMP.CYL, MOD, FULL chokes, 2-3/4″ chambers. Bbls are marked on left side “WINCHESTER(in gold)MODEL 12 – 12GA. 2-3/4 CHAM. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / CHOKE”. Sides of each bbl has 1-1/4″ of scroll engraving. Bbl extension has some minor scroll engraving and standing pigeon. Receiver with duck bill rib extension is engraved in 12-5 pattern with gold grouse in flight and 2 gold pointers on left side in wooded scene surrounded by flowing foliate scroll. Right side has 4 gold ducks in flight over marsh with flowing foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with highly figured walnut, A-carved checkered pistol grip, Winchester metal grip cap, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, A-carved checkered beavertail forends. Stock measurements are: Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, Drop at comb: 1-1/2″, LOP 13-7/8″. Gun is accompanied with a U.S. Repeating Arms Company letter dated August 28, 1985 identifying gun by serial number and certifying that it is one of 45 Model 12 Pigeon Grade 3-Bbl Sets to be assembled in the Model 21 Custom Shop at U.S. Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut. It goes on to state that this Pigeon Grade Model 12 Set has been carefully hand-engraved, gold inlaid and equipped with full Fancy Hand-Carved American Walnut stock and forend. Letter is signed “Richard M. Pelton, President & C.E.O.” Gun is accompanied by large walnut display case with burgundy interior French-fitted for gun and two spare bbls. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears test-fired only since manufactured. All surfaces retain 99-100% of their factory orig finish. A couple of minor handling marks and faint rub marks from slides moving back and forth. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bores in all bbls. Walnut case is equally new with just a couple of minor scratches. 4-40561 BDT153 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 FACTORY ENGRAVED BRUSH GUN. SN 79560. Cal. 12ga, 26″ bbl CYL. bore with single brass sighting bead. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN CONN USA PAT NOV 25 90, DEC 6 92, JULY 21 96, FEB 22 98, JUNE 14 98”. “12” is found top of bbl at receiver ring with “CYL” just below on left. Slide bar is marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1897”. Receiver is factory engraved on l