Outstanding Spring Firearms Auction
Grosses Over $5 Million!

Auction: March 14th-16th, 2005

Preview: March 12 & 13, 2005

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1001

PRESCOTT POCKET REVOLVER. SN 396 except cylinder, #170, on the rear also. Cal. 38 RF. 6” oct bbl. Marked “E. A. PRESCOTT . WORCESTER . MASS / PAT’D . OCT . 2 . 1860” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: 40% blue turning brown on the bbl and cylinder; faint traces elsewhere. Grips are generally good with a chip missing at the left toe and minor dents and scratches elsewhere. Mechanically needs work. 4-54516 X99 (500-1,000)

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1002

UHLINGER REVOLVER. SN 893. Cal. 32 RF. 5” oct bbl. Marked “J.P.LOWER” on the left side of the frame, “D. D. CONE WASHINGTON D. C.” is partially visible on the right side of the bbl. The loading gate and ejector rod are missing. The cylinder pin, cylinder pin screw, and front sight are replacements. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting overall. Grips are worn, battered, and sanded. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-54951 (900-1,200)

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1003

COLT NEW POLICE REVOLVER. SN 16012. Cal. 38 CF. 4-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard two line marking on top of the frame. “NEW POLICE 38.” is etched in a panel on the left side of the bbl. The grips have a policeman apprehending a criminal in raised figures on the grips. CONDITION: 50% nickel overall with spots of surface rust and light pitting. Grips are slightly fading. Mechanically needs work. 4-54304 X148 (1,000-1,500)

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1004

FINE PAIR OF CONTINENTAL PIN FIRE PISTOLS. SN 992 & #993. Cal. 10 mm. 4-1/8” Damascus bbls. Engraved frames, ebony grips. CONDITION: Near excellent. Most of the brown on the bbls and bright metal on the frame and other parts. Grips show minor handling marks. 4-54307 FS281 (800-1,500)

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1005

SMITH & WESSON #2 ARMY SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 23806. Blue finish with 5″ keyhole bbl, German silver half moon front sight and 2-pc rosewood grips. Accompanied by a fine period lined Moroccan black leather flap holster with brass closure stud and Cheyenne plug. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains 95-96% glossy bright orig factory blue. Bbl has light flaking on both sides which has turned to light patina. Cylinder has a light line and there is a scratch on the sideplate. Grip frame has some very light flaking and the grips are extremely fine with a bruise on the edge and a couple of scratches. Safety notch will not hold, otherwise mechanics are fine with strong bright bore that has a few spots of scattered pitting. Holster is fine, retains most of its orig black finish with some wear on the tab and top edge of the flap. Lining is dry & crackled but mostly intact. 4-54067 JR680 (1,250-1,750)

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1006

*SCARCE COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian & Spcl. SN 77300. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, checkered Colt hard rubber grips with a Lanyard loop in the butt. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 98% of what appears to be an old factory redo. Polish under the blue is exceptionally fine without a ripple and the rampant Colt on the sideplate along with a small stamped mark on the trigger guard web are fresh, not polished over. Grips are fine & show light wear. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53855 JR528 (800-1,200)

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1007

*COLT NEW SERVICE REVOLVER. SN 345841. Cal. .45 LC. 5-1/2” rnd bbl. Has British proof marks on bbl, frame, and cylinder. The grips are replaced. The front sight has been modified. The extractor mechanism has been replaced. The entire gun has been refurbished. CONDITION: Retains 90% of the refurbished blue, heavily worn on the backstrap and base strap. Trigger, hammer, and extractor have most of the nickel-plating remaining. Grips have chips missing at the bottom, larger on the left side, and the edges have been trimmed. Mechanically good. 4-55028 X170 (200-400)

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1008

*COLT MODEL 1895 REVOLVER. SN 161292, assembly #139. Cal. .41 LC. 6” rnd bbl. Professionally refurbished to like-new condition. CONDITION: Retains 95% of the refurbished blue. Worn on the backstrap and muzzle with moderate drag line on the cylinder. Rampant Colt grips are fine. Mechanically slightly loose. 4-55026 (300-600)

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1009

LOT OF TWO SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL SAFETY HAMMERLESS REVOLVERS. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 7470 & 27644. Nickel finish, 3-1/4″ keyhole bbls, half-moon front sights, case colored triggers and deep S&W gold medallion pearl grips. (1) SN 7470. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains 95-96% strong bright orig nickel with a few scattered fine scratches, light muzzle and sharp edge wear. Trigger guard retains about 98% orig blue and the trigger about 75% case colors. Grips are bright with great fire, good mechanics, bright shiny bore. (2) SN 27644. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains 96-97% strong bright orig nickel with a few spots of scattered fine rust mostly on the sideplate and flutes of the cylinder with a few scattered light scratches and light muzzle edge wear. Grips are extremely beautiful with lots of fire. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with one or two small spots. 4-53872 JR505 (1,500-2,500)

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1010

*LOT OF TWO SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL SAFETY HAMMERLESS REVOLVERS. Cal. 32 S&W. Both are nickel finish with deep gold medallion S&W pearl grips. case colored triggers, 3-1/2″ keyhole bbls with half moon front sights, blued trigger guards and case colored triggers. (1) SN 123323. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 98-99% orig nickel, crisp, new, appears to be unfired. Bright fire in the grips, one small scratch on the right side of the frame and one slight mar on the edge of the bbl. Brilliant shiny bore. (2) SN 151222. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 98-99% orig nickel, crisp, near new. Bright fire in the grips, minor handling marks with a tiny nick or two, brilliant case colors on the trigger, crisp mechanics, bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-53873 JR504 (1,000-2,000)

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1011

RARE EXHIBITION ENGRAVED REMINGTON SECOND MODEL SMOOT REVOLVER. SN 863. Cal. .30. 2-3/4” ribbed oct bbl. All surfaces are covered with engraved vines and flowers against an etched background. It was originally silver-plated and then completely gold washed. Comes with a chamois purse-type holster. An accompanying letter from noted author and researcher Larry Wilson states this was probably built for exhibition purposes at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. CONDITION: Most of the gold wash on the bbl, top strap, and bottom of the frame has been removed due to contact with the holster. Moderate pitting in these areas. Left side of the frame shows little loss of gold, while the right side and rear show mostly tarnished silver-plate. Cylinder has 75% of the gold wash remaining, mixed with moderate pitting. Pearl grips are fine. Mechanically fine. Holster is worn through at the muzzle and butt with heavy staining inside and out. NOTE: A similar example, in much better condition, recently sold at auction for over $40,000. 4-53815 (3,000-5,000)

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1012

SMITH & WESSON BABY RUSSIAN SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 14510. Also known as the Model #2 1st Issue. It has nickel finish with 3-1/4″ keyhole bbl, half moon front sight with S&W logo diamond checkered hard rubber grips. It is accompanied by an orig green hinged lid cardboard box with full top label having a picture of the revolver, over stamped “NICKEL PLATED” and has the serial number penciled in one corner. CONDITION: Very good, as restored finish. Retains virtually all of this fine re-nickel. Grips are replacements with a crack in the bottom left side. Mechanics need attention. Cylinder lock will not release and the trigger return spring is broken. Strong bore with scattered fine pitting. Box is fine with slightly chipped label edges and with light soil. 4-53767 JR669 (750-1,250)

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1013

SCARCE FIRST MODEL SMITH & WESSON .38 NEW DEPARTURE REVOLVER IN OB. SN 357. Cal. .38 S&W. 3-3/8” ribbed rnd bbl. The orig red cardboard box has the SN in pencil on the bottom. The first model for “Z-Bar” new departure is difficult to find with any condition. CONDITION: 95% orig finish with spots of light surface rust on the blue of the trigger guard and the nickel of the frame. Grips are fine but slightly dirty. Box is scuffed with one blown corner on the lid and two on the base. Fractured area on the bottom but all pcs are present. Appears to be rodent damage at the top of the lining. Gun is mechanically fine. 4-54045 X180 (1,000-2,000)

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1014

SMITH & WESSON NEW DEPARTURE REVOLVER. SN 36109. Cal. .32 S&W. 3” ribbed rnd bbl. In a correct type box, serial numbered to another gun. CONDITION: Nearly new and probably unfired but has some light scratching on the cylinder & box wear on the high spots of the grips. Box shows signs of water damage on the bottom and one corner of the liner is blown. Bright label, scuffed edges on the folding lid. 4-54044 X179 (500-1,000)

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1015

SMITH & WESSON DBL ACTION TOP BREAK REVOLVER. SN 106982. Cal. .38 S&W. 3-1/4” ribbed rnd bbl. CONDITION: 75% blue. Scratched on the cylinder and worn on the grip straps and cylinder. Grips are fine. Action is fine. 4-55024 FS316 (200-300)

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1016

RARE COMPANY DISPLAY REMINGTON MODEL 1891 SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22. SN 54. Rare factory display piece with 10″ oct to rnd bbl, dovetail front sight, missing the blade, and fixed rear sight. It has tiny walnut forearm and 1-pc walnut grip with case colored frame. About 1/2 of the right side of the grip has been machined away flush with the frame and has a screw hole about 1″ from the bottom of the butt, apparently where it was attached to the company display board. CONDITION: As noted, otherwise very fine plus. Bbl retains about 97% glossy bright blue with one small flaked spot on the top left flat and faint muzzle and sharp edge wear. Frame retains most of its orig case hardening with faded colors mixed with silver. Breech block, trigger and lockplate retain generous amounts of orig niter blue. Left side of the grip retains most of its orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54305 JR652 (2,500-4,000)

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1017

CASED TIPPING & LAWDEN SHARPS PISTOL. SN 3148. 7 mm rimfire. 3” fluted bbls. Light scroll engraving overall. In a typical English case with burl veneer on top containing a cleaning rod and a key, which works the lock. Deane, Adams, & Deane label in the lid. CONDITION: About fine with most of the silver remaining on the frame but only 40% blue on the remaining parts. Veneer has been cracked, repaired, and refinished. Bright only on the bbl. Grips are fine. Main spring is broken. 4-52102 FS150 (800-1,200)

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1018

SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER. Cal. 22 LR. SN 374. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ rnd bbl, integral half moon front sight, with rear sight groove on top of the frame. The opening lever, a knurled round knob, is on the side of the frame and the ejector rod is similar to a Colt. It has rnd butt with fine 2-pc pearl grips. Accompanied by an old mail order brown leather flap holster with light rolled decorations. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains 90-92% strong bright orig nickel, with some losses on the crane and in the cylinder flutes. There are a couple of spots of flaking also on the frame. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered pitting. Grips show lots of fire and are fine. Holster is fine. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54412 JR114 (600-1,000)

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1019

*FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PYTHON DA REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Mag. SN 01154N. Nickel finish with 6″ bbl with checkered gold Colt medallion walnut grips. Full coverage engraved with fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving. Factory records were not reviewed but it is guaranteed factory engraving. CONDITION: As new, unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish with a minor nick or so on the grips. 4-53727 JR494 (2,000-3,000)

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1020

*WELDON BLEDSOE ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 25-2 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 45 ACP. SN N67334. Nickel finish, 6-1/2″ bbl, patridge front sight, adjustable rear sight, target trigger & hammer with beautiful smooth pearl grips. It is very nicely engraved with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background having about 85% coverage on the frame, bbl & cylinder. The engraving is signed with Bledsoe’s tiny “WB” brand on the right side of the frame just below the S&W trademark. This revolver was engraved specifically for Bob Spradling of the Ft. Worth Pistol Parlor and is one of the few known Bledsoe signed guns. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its beautiful custom nickel finish with only some powder burn around the forcing cone and inside the crane. Trigger & hammer retain most of their orig bright case colors. Grips with beautiful red & green fire, have a small chip at the top left side and are a little long. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53882 JR514 (2,500-4,000)

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1021

*COLE AGEE ENGRAVED COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 386114. Nickel finish with 2″ bbl, fixed sights and beautiful right hand raised carved ox head grips with ruby eyes. It is very nicely engraved through the nickel in typical Cole Agee style with about 70% coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and it has matching engraved panels between the flutes on the cylinder. The small flat on the crane is engraved in a checkerboard pattern. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its fine nickel finish. Appears that it has not been carried or used much since engraving as the engraving is still sharp. Grips are truly outstanding with lots of fire. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53864 JR524 (2,000-3,000)

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1022

*TEXAS ENGRAVED TEXAS RANGER USED COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 363349. This revolver was used by old time Texas Ranger, Ralph Rohatsch Sr. during his career with the Rangers, which began in the 1930’s. Nickel finish with 2″ bbl and fine 2-pc pearl grips, missing their screw. The engraving on this revolver is very typical of the after market work done at Wolf & Klar in Ft. Worth, Texas in the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. Consignor states that the revolver was shipped to Wolf & Klar in 1928. Accompanied by a notarized letter from Ralph Rohatsch Jr. dated July 1, 2004 wherein he states that this revolver was used by his father during his law enforcement career. Also accompanying is an article from the Standard Times discussing the career of Ranger Rohatsch, which spanned from the 1930’s to when he retired in 1969. Also accompanying is a copy of a photograph of a long row of motorcycle policemen in front of the Texas state capitol building, presumably Mr. Rohatsch is one of them. Finally is a copy of a photograph of eight Texas Rangers of Company D, Alice, Texas, and December 1943, one of which is identified as Ralph Rohatsch. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very little. Retains virtually all of the orig nickel finish. Grips have a large chip at the top right with chipped toes. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53885 JR513 (750-1,250)

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1023

*ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1917 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 71742. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, integral half-moon front sight and Lanyard loop in the butt. It has marbled gold colored plastic grips. The frame & cylinder are lightly engraved, through the nickel, with about 40% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns and the top strap is inscribed “A.W. NIXON” on the right side and ‘”DETROIT MICH” on the left side. On the left side of the crane there is an engraved six-pointed star. It still has the Ordnance Corps flaming bomb at the top left rear of the flame and “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on the bottom of the bbl. CONDITION: Overall retains about 95% of its custom nickel finish. Grips are fine, slightly shrunken at the top. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54875 JR523 (500-1,000)

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1024

*RARE COLT BANKER’S SPECIAL. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 309802. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with 2-pc pearl grips with the right side having a deep relief carved ox head or steer head. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 96-97% strong bright orig blue with light muzzle and sharp edge wear. There are a couple of small dings in the top strap. Grips are outstanding with lots of red & green fire. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53843 JR243 (1,500-2,500)

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1025

*SCARCE COLT BIJAN MODEL DETECTIVE SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN P99541. Custom Shop special with full shroud, 2-1/8″ bbl, fixed sights, high polish blue with gold-plated cylinder, ejector rod and cylinder latch. It is fitted with very beautiful smooth gold medallion pearl grips. This series of revolvers was produced at Colt with the intention of selling to a designer type of clientele with only ten ever being produced. The first one sold, reportedly brought over $10,000. Accompanied by its orig 1-pc wood grain Styrofoam lined cardboard box with its orig checkered walnut grips and detached end flap with green Custom Shop label, fully identifying this revolver with the notation “5 of 10”. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver and indicating shipment October 22, 1984 to Aeromarine, Birmingham, AL in a shipment of ten identical firearms. CONDITION: Extremely fine, unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish. Pearl grips are spectacular and nearly flawless. Orig box is tattered and worn with both end flaps detached but present. Orig grips are fine. 4-53874 JR508 (1,500-2,500)

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1026

*EXTREMELY RARE, POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND, SMITH & WESSON MODEL 19-3 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Mag. SN 7K22611. Standard Model 19 with 4″ bbl, ramp front sight, checkered silver medallion magnum grips. The unusual feature is the optical sight mounted to the top of the frame. It fits on a custom built base that is machined to fit the normal adjustable rear sight groove in the top strap. It is described as an Armenson type occluded optic sight. It has the same features as the current family of Red Dot sights in that simply looking through it gives one a white or gold colored circle & crosshair on a green background without the use of batteries. It has a dbl tube each about 5/8″ diameter made of an alloy material that has a plum colored finish. Its orig blue & silver 2-pc Bangor-Punta box that is marked in ink “with optical sights” accompanies it. A Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this revolver and stating that it was shipped May 10, 1976 to Conner & Lohr Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, also accompanies it. The letter goes on that it was built as “a special sample built for our manufacturing reps who service the mid-west”. This revolver featured an optical sight designed by a Michigan optometrist. They were used to test the practicability and possible sales potential. The test determined that it was not marketable.” CONDITION: Very fine. Revolver & sight retain 95-96% bright orig blue with light muzzle wear. Grips are sound with a few minor handling & use marks and a small chip on the right edge. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Box is fine. 4-53884 JR518 (2,000-3,000)

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1027

*LOT OF ERLE STANLEY GARDNER & RAYMOND BURR SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS. (1) Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief’s Special DA Revolver. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 133347. Blue finish, 1-7/8″ bbl, and flat latch with smooth silver medallion rosewood grips. The sideplate is factory engraved “Erle Stanley Gardner” in script with a flourish of arabesque pattern. It is accompanied by its orig Chinese red 2-pc box with wiping rod & orig oiled paper. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 96-97% strong bright orig extra polish blue with minor muzzle & sharp edge wear and a small scrape on the top strap. Grips are equally fine. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore and very little use. Box is fine. (2) Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 29 DA Revolver. Cal. 44 Magnum. SN S172300. It has blue finish with 6-1/2″ ribbed bbl, red ramp & white outline sites, target trigger & hammer and diamond checkered silver medallion magnum grips. The sideplate is factory engraved in block letters “RAYMOND BURR” with a small flourish of arabesque patterns. Its orig, blue, satin-lined, black, leatherette case with tools and instruction pamphlet accompany it. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Appears to be new & unfired with only a faint cylinder line. Appears to have extra polish blue.

Accompanied by a variety of correspondence relating to both revolvers including two from John Bianchi regarding the Chief’s Special, one of which states that it was presented to him by his good friend, Marshall Sam Hicks of Temecula, CA. Mr. Hicks was an author and friend of Mr. Gardner who gave Mr. Hicks this revolver before he passed away. Mr. Bianchi with this letter, was presenting this revolver to Roy Jinks. In the letter Mr. Bianchi states that this is a factory engraved gun and was a special factory presentation to Mr. Gardner in 1958 as is listed in the factory records.

The Raymond Burr revolver is accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter, which fully identifies it and states that it was shipped June 14, 1957 to Walter Lookabaugh of Los Angeles, CA and that it was engraved “RAYMOND BURR” when it left the factory. Another letter, from the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA, states that Smith & Wesson gave this revolver to Mr. Burr in honor of his Perry Mason and Ironsides series and that it was engraved with his name. Another letter from the law school shows that Raymond Burr donated this revolver. There are several additional letters, photographs of Mr. Burr, Erle Stanley Gardner and Mr. Burr with various members of his casts. There is an autographed framed color photograph of Mr. Burr and Barbara Hale. Finally there is a silver-plated cigarette box with a letter from Gardner’s widow, 7-1/8″ x 3-3/4″ x 1-7/8″, which is inscribed on the lid, “Erle Stanley Gardner / from / Edward J. Donovan / Aug. 1939”. Box is in fine condition with light scratches and wear. 4-53881 (15,000-25,000)

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1029

*TEXAS SHERIFF USED EARLY SMITH & WESSON MODEL 39 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 9 mm. SN 6063. This pistol was the property of Texas Harris County Sheriff C.V. “Buster” Kern. Pistol has blue finish, very early model with long extractor and checkered medallion walnut grips. A notarized statement accompanies it from Marie Kern, wife of Sheriff Kern, wherein she states that this pistol was the property of her husband and that she has given it to J. Lewis Edwards of Houston, Texas. Also included is a memo from Cletus Brown Jr. of Mossleigh Farm, Brookshire, Texas advising “Lew” that the affidavit signed by Mrs. Kern regarding this pistol was enclosed. Also accompanying is the orig envelope postmarked Sept. 3, 1991. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to metal & grips. Possibly unfired. 4-53888 JR515 (800-1,500)

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1029A.

*HIGHLY EMBELLISHED SMITH & WESSON PRE-MODEL 27 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Mag. SN S133195. Built on a 5-screw frame with 3-1/2″ bbl, adjustable sights, full matted top frame & rib with custom fitted, beveled edge, smooth, square butt ivory grips with pre-war, deep S&W gold medallions. It has a gold-plated screw. This revolver was commissioned in 1971 by Pennsylvania business magnate Joseph Bojalad and finished in 1972 by the senior staff of one of the premier Italian engraving houses, Bregoli, Inc. It has extremely artistic, very fine gold wire inlay in flowing foliate arabesque patterns over most of the surfaces on the revolver. The cylinder has virtually complete coverage. The bbl is inlaid with oval dots on both sides and the sides of the front sight ramp are also inlaid. The bottom of the ejector rod housing has alternating platinum & gold lines with a platinum 3-petal leaf at the end. The left side of the frame has the date, “1972” and “BREGOLI INC.” below the cylinder latch. The bottom of the trigger guard is inlaid in gold Old English lettering “Joe Bojalad” and the serial number on the butt strap is inlaid in gold around an arabesque pattern. Most of the perimeter of the frame and all of the perimeter of the cylinder has a gold wire border. This is reported to be the most gold wire inlay ever on a Smith & Wesson revolver and is reportedly one of the finest 20th century gold inlaid revolvers of any manufacturer. CONDITION: Appears to be unfired, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig custom finish. Grips are slightly long but fit very well otherwise and have a fine mellow patina. 4-55310 JR745 (10,000-15,000)

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1030

*SPECTACULAR FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 20213. Blued finish, 7-3/8″ bbl, and smooth thumb-rest rosewood stocks. It is beautifully engraved with about 60% coverage, spectacular foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. It has target front sight, checkered top rib, and fully adjustable rear sight and is factory fitted with an alloy muzzle brake. It is accompanied by a custom lined Smith & Wesson mahogany case with tools, cleaning rod, the orig muzzle end and two weights. Also accompanying is its orig blue & silver metal corner 2-pc blue box. The label on the end of the box indicates it was “Class A” engraved. Also accompanying is a Smith & Wesson Factory letter fully identifying this pistol as having been shipped August 29, 1963 to Schlatter Hardware Co, Fort Wayne, Indiana and that it was custom factory engraved. It goes on to state that the engraving records show that it was engraved by Siegfried Rentzschke “who was trained in Germany and probably the best engraver to work at Smith & Wesson during the 1950’s and early 1960’s”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its brilliant factory finish to the metal. Grips retain most of their orig finish with a few light surface mars, probably from someone’s ring. Case, box and accessories are fine. 4-53883 JR517 (6,000-10,000)

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1031

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OFFICER’S MODEL FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 563580. Spectacular officer’s model with 6″ bbl, adjustable front sight with flat top frame and adjustable rear sight. It has royal blue finish with orig factory pearl grips with the right side having a raised carved buffalo with red painted eyes. It is factory Class C engraved with beautiful intertwined foliate arabesque patterns having about 75-80% coverage with patterns between the flutes on the cylinder, on the flat top frame and down the bbl on both sides with flourishes on the bottom and front of the frame, the trigger guard & butt strap. The backstrap & trigger are checkered and the hammer has niter blue edge with bright sides. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as being engraved with pearl grips and having been shipped to Abercrombie & Fitch Co, New York, New York on June 12, 1930 in a shipment of two guns. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about 98% strong bright orig factory blue with only very slight muzzle edge wear and some extremely minor sharp edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has been fired but very little. Grips have tremendous red & green fire with chipped heels. Factory records indicate pearl grips and these certainly appear orig but they are slightly too long. 4-53929 JR690 (6,000-10,000)

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1031A.

*CASED ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON PRE-MODEL 27 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Mag. SN S124632. Blued finish, 4-screw frame with 8-3/8″ ribbed bbl, red ramp front sight, adjustable white outline rear sight. It has target hammer & standard trigger with smooth silver medallion Goncalvo Alves magnum grips. It has about Class 2 engraving consisting of flowing foliate arabesque patterns on the frame, sides of the bbl, bottom of the trigger guard and top of the back strap. The cylinder has matching patterns between each flute, all with fine stippled background. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson blue-flocked Styrofoam lined mahogany casing with screwdriver, mop, cleaning rod & brush. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Appears to be unfired with only a faint cylinder line, otherwise retains virtually all of its strong bright blue finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54356 JR733 (3,500-5,500)

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1032

*COLT CAMP PERRY TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22. SN 649. Blued finish, unusual single shot target pistol built on a revolver frame. It has slim 10″ bbl with adjustable front & rear sights, flat-sided frame, flat top strap and full checkered silver, Colt-medallion walnut grips. The cylinder/bbl release is on the left side like a revolver and when it is pulled to the rear the entire bbl assembly swings to the left for loading & unloading. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue overall with slight muzzle and extreme sharp edge wear with a scrape on the sideplate. Grips are sound showing light wear. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53926 JR500 (500-800)

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1033

*RARE JUREK SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 27. Hand made free- style single shot target pistol with 8-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl with ramp front sight and fully adjustable open rear sight. Dr. M.K. Jurek of Birmingham, England, a Polish ex-patriate who was employed at Webley and helped design a number of their fine pistols, built it. More information can be obtained regarding Dr. Jurek, with photos of him and one of these pistols, by reading any one of several books on the Webley pistol. Specific informationis available on pgs 296 & 297 of Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols by Gordon Bruce. It states that he left Webley & Scott and went into his own business in Birmingham and built “a series of highly accurate target pistols” of his own design. The pistol is built on a thin solid frame with faceted receiver top and with a slide similar to a semi-automatic pistol but requires depressing a thumb latch on the right side to manually open it for extraction or loading. It has a very large trigger guard with long serrated adjustable trigger and is fitted with left hand free- style adjustable walnut grips. It has hand checkered front & backstraps and a serrated butt strap and is fitted with a tiny-checkered forearm. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Retains about 97-98% dark orig blue overall with sound grip & forestock that retain most of their orig finish. Mechanics are good, bright shiny bore. 4-53908 JR692 (2,000-3,000)

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1034

*COLT BULL’S EYE MATCH TARGET WOODSMAN PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN MT4561. Blued finish, 6-5/8″ flat-sided bbl with bull’s eye & “MATCH TARGET” on the left flat and “THE WOODSMAN” on the left side of the frame. The slide has usual markings and it has partridge front sight with Stevens adjustable rear sight. It is fitted with orig checkered elephant ear grips with Colt silver medallions and it has an orig match target 2-tone magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with light edge and muzzle wear and a small scrape on the trigger bow. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53927 JR495 (600-1,000)

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1035

*SCARCE NAVY ISSUE COLT WOODSMAN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 105875. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, standard front sight and adjustable rear sight. It has full checkered walnut grips and is accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine. The sideplate on the left side has a small circular stamp with two crossed keys. This is the Navy Storekeeper’s mark signifying this was a military issue pistol. This mark is illustrated on page 221 US Handguns of WWII, Pate. The front strap has a screw hole exactly where one would mount a pair of elephant ear grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine, retains 98% plus strong bright orig blue with only faint muzzle & sharp edge wear. Grips are equally fine with light diamond point wear and the magazine retains most of its orig factory finish. Pistol has been fired but very little. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53860 JR526 (800-1,200)

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1036

*CASED FIALA MAGAZINE REPEATER MODEL 1920. SN 1847 with matching numbers on the 3”, 7-1/2”, & 20” bbls. Cal. .22 LR. The shoulder stock does not have a number. Marked “FIALA ARMS” over a growling bear on the left side of the flame. CONDITION: Traces of blue on the frame. Slide has several scratches on the right side. Bbls are devoid of finish. 3” bbl has considerable scraping from wrenches used to remove it. Front sight is missing. Shoulder stock is cracked at the upper tang and twice at the lower tang, but the metal retains 80% of the blue. Two boxes of Remington ammunition in the ammunition compartment in the purple lined case. Edges and corners of the case are badly worn but the interior shows only light wear and some light rust staining. 4-53803 FS320 (1,500-2,500)

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1037

*WALTHER MODEL GSP SEMI-AUTO TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 56540. Blued finish with 4-1/2″ flat sided bbl, target front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. It is an unusual design in that the magazine and ejection port are forward of the trigger. It is fitted with adjustable stippled free-style walnut grips. Its orig plastic carrying case, two magazines, a couple of cleaning rods and a small flat tool accompanies it. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains most of its orig factory satin finish with fine scattered light pitting on the left side and a few spots on the right side. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54017 JR551 (750-1,250)

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1038

*CASED BROWNING MEDALIST SEMI-AUTO TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 81978T7. Blued finish with 6-3/4″ medium weight rnd bbl, ventilated rib with target front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. It is fitted with beautiful rosewood schnable tip forearm and 1-pc thumb rest grip. It has gold trigger. It is accompanied by its orig red velvet lined black leatherette case, which contains the pistol, three bbl weights, and a bbl weight bracket, screwdriver and cartridge block. It also has its orig cardboard shipping sleeve. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its pristine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Box & accessories are equally new. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54355 JR534 (750-1,250)

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1039

*SCARCE PASADENA MODEL 180 AUTO MAG SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 44 AMP. SN A00532. All stainless construction with 6-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, ventilated rib, ramp front sight and fully adjustable rear sight. It has checkered black wood grips and is accompanied by a Safariland, basket weave, black, leather holster, a matching basket weave black leather mag pouch and two orig magazines numbered to this pistol. Note: Contact Julia’s Firearms Division for private purchase of several boxes of ammunition. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish. Grips are crisp and the holsters are near new. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54354 JR491 (700-1,200)

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1040

VERY RARE CASED SMITH & WESSON REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 320 S&W. SN 20. Fine, early revolving rifle with 18″ keyhole bbl, tiny clamped-on Rocky Mountain style front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has dark marbled red & black hard rubber tiny forearm with S&W shield logo with matching 2-pc S&W logo diamond checkered grips. It is accompanied by an orig buttstock with attaching iron and checkered hard rubber buttplate with S&W shield logo. The wood is very highly figured American walnut. It is accompanied by its orig compartmented Moroccan leather hinged lid case with brass corners and leather carrying handle. The interior is lined with faded felt, compartmented for the revolver, the stock and a box of ammunition. It is further accompanied by an orig carbine tang sight which screws into the top of the butt stock iron. Also included is a tiny tube front sight, missing its pin. It also has a nickeled oiler and a hickory wiping rod with brass tip. Lastly it is accompanied by a full, sealed box of UMC cartridges. The box is Kraft colored body with Kraft colored label and band with black printing and a picture of a cartridge on top, plus one spare round. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig blue with some light flaking and a spot or two of light rust. Cylinder retains 96-97% strong orig blue, bright in the flutes, dull on the outer diameter. Frame retains about 75% orig blue, flaked to light patina mixed with bright blue. Grip frame retains dull strong orig blue. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, brilliant on the sides and back, turned silver on the top. Trigger guard retains 25-30% bright case colors on the thick part of the web with the balance turned gray/brown. Forearm and grips are extremely fine with the forearm showing moderate wear and the grips light wear. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Stock iron retains 70-75% glossy blue with some light flaking and minor surface rust. Wood is sound with a scratch or two on the right side with minor handling & use marks elsewhere and retains most of its fine varnish finish. Buttplate shows light wear and is fine. Tang sight retains virtually all of its bright niter blue. Box of cartridges is extremely fine with very light soil. Little globe sight retains virtually all of its bright niter blue on the center band. Case is worn and shows hard use with a nearly detached lid with worn edges, some slight water damage on the lid, dry rotted handle and missing its straps. Brass corners are later additions. 4-54945 JR689 (15,000-25,000)

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1040A.

RARE SMITH & WESSON REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 320 S&W. SN 373. Fine, early revolving rifle, blue finish with 18″ keyhole bbl, tiny clamped on orig Rocky Mountain style front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has tiny red & black marbled hard rubber forearm with S&W logo and matching S&W logo diamond checkered grips. It is accompanied by an orig attachable stock with very highly figured walnut butt stock that has a black S&W logo checkered hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90-92% strong orig blue with some flaking and light wear. Missing areas are a light patina. Frame retains about 90% strong orig blue, also with some light flaking turned to patina and some light scattered rust on the sideplate and both sides of the frame. Cylinder retains strong blue in the flutes, otherwise is a plum patina with light rust pitting in areas along with a ding on the front edge. One of the sideplate screws is battered and some of the other screws have slipped edges. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a very few, very scattered spots of light rust. Stock iron retains about 80% thin orig blue, strong & bright in the sheltered areas. Stock knurled thumb screw is fine. Wood has a gouge in the comb, otherwise is fine with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Buttplate is fine. 4-54946 JR687 (10,000-15,000)

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1040B.

W.F. “BUFFALO BILL” CODY PRESENTATION SMITH & WESSON NO. 3 AMERICAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 27376. Blued finish, 2nd model American with 8″ keyhole bbl, half moon front sight and 2-pc walnut grips with the frame cut for an attachable shoulder stock. The right side of the frame bears the inscription in period script “To / Gen. N.A.M. Dudley / From / Buffalo Bill”. This revolver was purchased by Mr. Cody February 23, 1874 directly from Smith & Wesson. Smith & Wesson records disclose that it was shipped on this date to “W.F. Cody Buffalo Bill” at Albany, NY. The invoice states that there was one No. 3 revolver at a cost of $17.00, one shoulder stock for $5.00 and engraving name $.50. Total cost was $23.50. Apparently it was shipped collect.

Gen. Dudley was a Civil War officer of some distinction who was brevetted a Brigadier General and had a checkered military career after the war. It was apparently during this time, right after the war, when he was serving in Nebraska that Buffalo Bill was his civilian Army scout. Nothing could be learned of that association beyond the fact that Cody scouted for him. Apparently however, Cody must have respected Gen. Dudley and thought highly of him to present him with this revolver. In 1877 Dudley had become the commanding officer at Fort Union, New Mexico and was court martialed for a variety of charges including drunk on duty. He was found guilty of some of the charges, not guilty on others and relieved of his command. In April of 1878 he took command of Fort Stanton, New Mexico, which was near Lincoln, NM, which was the center of the Lincoln County War between cattle barons. His role in this historic cattle war is somewhat controversial and in fact he again was court martialed for arson in the burning of the house where Billy the Kid was hiding with his gang and Lawyer McSween. Almost certainly this new revolver would have accompanied Gen. Dudley during this period and would likely have been worn during this Lincoln County action.

This revolver was the historic firearm for the Smith & Wesson Calendar in January 1974, 100 years after it was delivered. In addition this revolver received a “TEN BEST ARMS AWARDS” for 1996 at the NRA Convention. This medal, #355, is included along with a blue & white plaque and its little stand. Unfortunately the orig stock has been lost.

CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including the grips. Bbl & cylinder are mostly a blue/gray patina with strong blue in the very sheltered areas. Frame retains 85-90% strong orig blue with a cleaned area on the sideplate thinning and turning plum on the right side over the inscription. Ejector pin screw is battered and the stock slots have some dings around the edges. Grips show moderate to heavy wear with small chip on the right toe and retain a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. A rare opportunity to own a genuine Buffalo Bill firearm with an additional historic connection. 4-54133 JR688 (150,000-200,000)

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1040C.

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 32-44. SN 31. Nickel finish, 6 ½” keyhole bbl. Silver bead front sight and target rear sight. This is a pre-production sample with rare Winans/Bisley drift adjustable sight. It has mismatched diamond checkered walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except the grips. Retains 90 – 92% strong orig nickel with scattered spots of flaking turned to light patina with some fine pitting. Trigger guard is a gray patina. Hammer retains about 80% faded case colors, stronger on the left side. Grips show moderate to heavy wear and are sound. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light to moderate pitting. 4-53859 JL (2,500-4,000)

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1040D.

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. SN 22958. Cal. .44. Nickel finish. 6-1/2” ribbed rnd bbl. It has a factory installed lanyard loop through the serial number with the number re-stamped at the rear edge. This revolver comes with a factory letter, which shows that it was shipped to Takata & Co, Yokohama, Japan. It was shipped in the current configuration. There are no Japanese markings on the gun. CONDITION: Retains about 85% orig nickel, flaking on the right side of the frame and on the right side of the silver. Good traces of casehardening on the hammer but faded on the trigger guard. Grips have minor chips and bruises. Action is fine. 4-53858 (2,500-3,500)

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1040E.

SMITH & WESSON SCHOFIELD 1st MODEL ARMY REVOLVER W/HOLSTER. SN 2663 matching on cylinder. Cal. .45 Schofield. 7” ribbed rnd bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the bbl. “US” at the front of the grip base. The cartouche on the left side of the stock is partially visible but not readable; no cartouche on the right. The two-hole holster is marked “ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL”. CONDITION: 50% blue on the frame; strong traces elsewhere. Casehardening colors have completely faded from the hammer & trigger guard. Grips are worn with minor chips at the heel. Holster is badly cracked and flaked with the seam 80% open. Mechanically fine. 4-53863 (4,000-5,000)

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1040F.

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 2942. Nickel finish with 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, half moon front sight with beautiful 2-pc smooth pearl grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 90% strong bright orig nickel overall with scattered spots of flaking turned to dark patina. Grips are fine and fit very well. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-54939 JR675 (2,750-3,750)

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1040G.

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 23261. Nickel finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl with half moon front sight, fixed rear sight, 2-pc S&W embossed hard rubber grips. The backstrap has a hole and the butt a notch for an attachable shoulder stock. The butt strap also has a factory installed lanyard loop. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. All matching except the grips, which are unnumbered, but appear orig to this revolver. It retains 97-98% strong bright orig nickel with some nicks & scratches and surface mars from poor storage. Hammer retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors, slightly faded on the spur. Trigger guard has traces of dark case colors. Grips are crisp showing only light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-54063 JR635 (2,500-3,500)

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1040H.

RARE AUSTRALIAN ISSUE 3RD MODEL SMITH & WESSON STOCK WITH HOLSTER. SN 12206. Fine wooden stock, all orig with nickel finish. Serial number on the bottom tang along with the British broad arrow acceptance proof and its orig S&W logo hard rubber buttplate. It is accompanied by an orig Australian brown leather holster for the stock, with flap & brass stud. It has a hanger loop on the backside, along with a strap slot on the edge near the bottom and is marked inside the top “108” with the British broad arrow. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about 90% strong orig nickel. Wood is sound with most of its dull oil finish. Buttplate is fine. Holster is fine and supple showing moderate to heavy wear with horse sweat stains on the back. 4-54300 JR645 (3,500-5,000)

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1041

WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 CASE COLORED PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 36201. Standard grade rifle, 2nd model with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, standard front sight and fixed rear sight. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood with tiny ribbed forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. It has case colored receiver & buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% dull orig blue with some losses and light freckles near the muzzle end. Receiver retains about 85% orig case colors, bright on the left side, muted & thin on the right side, bright in the sheltered areas on the bottom, turning silver elsewhere. Tangs are a silver/brown patina with a spot of bright color behind the hammer. Buttplate retains a trace of case colors with the balance turned silver and brown patina. Wood is sound with the forearm showing moderate to heavy use and the buttstock with light nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises with some dark oil staining around the wrist, otherwise retains about 75% strong orig varnish. Hammer is a later replacement and one of the bolt screws is missing. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with some very light orange peel in the grooves. 4-54913 JR184 (2,750-4,250)

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1041A.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 CASE COLORED PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 60403. Standard grade rifle, 2nd model with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, standard front sight and sheet metal orig rear sight. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood with tiny ribbed forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. It has case colored receiver & buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on August 5, 1898 to order #625. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue turned slightly dull. Magazine tube retains about 95% orig blue turning plum above the forearm. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on the sides, slightly muted with the bottom having a cleaned patch of rust with some rust spotting on the lower right side of the receiver. Top tang retains about 75% muted case colors turning silver and the bottom tang 25-30% colors turning silver with a couple of small spots of pitting. Buttplate retains about 30-35% muted case colors, mostly on the tang and at the heel with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and retains about all of its bright orig varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with a faint ring about 2″ from the muzzle. 4-54912 JR183 (3,000-5,000)

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1042

*WINCHESTER MODEL 90 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 823814. Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct bbl, 3/4 magazine, bead front sight, patent date sheet metal rear sight with nicely figured American walnut wood with tiny ribbed forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine, with a wonderful professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. Workmanship is so good in fact, it will fool all but the most knowledgeable. Retains strong dark blue over all the metal surfaces, with a fine varnish finish on the wood. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny relined bore. 4-54914 (2,250-2,750)

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1043

*WINCHESTER MODEL 62A PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 341668. Usual configuration with 23″ rnd bbl, front sight with bead and orig sheet metal rear sight. It has large ribbed flat bottom forearm and straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains most of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only sharp edge wear and faint muzzle edge wear and some light spots of pinpoint rust on the receiver. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54607 JR168 (500-700)

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1044

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 61 SINGLE CALIBER PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 131563. Rare little 22 with 24″ rnd bbl, standard front sight with silver bead and sheet metal rear sight. It has rnd top receiver with uncheckered wood, flat-bottomed ribbed forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig bright factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has very slight wear by the top tang and a few very small handling & use nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54915 JR200 (2,000-3,000)

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1045

*RARE WINCHESTER SINGLE CALIBER MODEL 61 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 99111. Rare little 22 with 24″ rnd bbl, 3/4 magazine, flat bottom ribbed forearm, with uncheckered semi-pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. It has rnd top receiver, standard silver bead front sight and sheet metal rear sight. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal overall retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue with minor sharp edge wear. Wood is sound with a minor nick or two in the finish and retains most of an old restored finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54916 JR220 (1,750-2,750)

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1046

*WINCHESTER MODEL 75 DELUXE SPORTING RIFLE. SN 71072. Cal. .22 LR. 23-3/4” rnd bbl. CONDITION: Excellent to new with only minor handling marks on the wood. 4-54918 FS342 (1,000-1,500)

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1047

*WINCHESTER MODEL 52B CUSTOM RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 80724B. Fine custom rifle with 23″ tapered rnd bbl by the famous bbl maker, Eric Johnson. The receiver is nicely engraved with about 75% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. It is mounted in an uncheckered, highly figured stock with sling swivels and a narrow Hunter leather sling. The receiver is mounted with Redfield senior bases and contains a Bausch & Lomb 6X scope with fine crosshairs. The bolt knob is flattened on the bottom and checkered. Accompanied by one orig 5-rnd magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains about all of its fine custom finish. Stock is sound and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Clear optics, good mechanics, and brilliant shiny bore. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54410 JR109 (750-1,250)

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1048

*WINCHESTER MODEL 63 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 118116. Standard grade rifle, rnd top, with 23″ tapered rnd bbl, standard front sight and sheet metal rear sight. It has nicely figured American walnut wood, uncheckered with semi-pistol grip stock & checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Metal retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue overall, with light wear on the forend cap and sharp edges of the receiver. Wood is sound with light wear around the wrist and light handling & use marks and retains about 80-85% bright orig varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54917 JR185 (600-900)

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1048A.

*PARTS FOR A WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Long. SN 634605. This lot consists of the lower receiver, buttstock, buttplate, a magazine tube complete with bands and an orig Winchester replacement 24″ oct bbl with late style markings and dbl proof. The bbl is in an orig wooden shipping box with a return address label from Winchester and two 1920’s stamps. CONDITION: Bbl is pristine new, never having been mounted, without its sights. Box is soiled and worn with its orig nails inside. Receiver retains 75-80% dull orig blue. Wood retains most of its orig factory varnish and the buttplate about 95% orig bright blue. 4-53781 JR72 (400-700)

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1048B.

*BELGIAN BROWNING GRADE II SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 4T87798. Spectacular little auto with 19-3/8″ round bbl, brass bead front sight and folding rear sight. Receiver is French gray with very well executed vignettes of two prairie dogs on the left side, two squirrels in a tree on the right side and a flying duck on the top. The top vignette is engraver signed, “AM” for factory engraver Andre Marechal. Around the vignettes are beautiful blossom patterns with straight line borders. It is mounted with extremely beautiful, highly figured, dark walnut with beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock and serrated steel buttplate. It is accompanied by a Browning dark brown leatherette case with dark brown fleece lining. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 99% strong bright orig blue and the receiver about all of its fine French gray finish with three or four tiny spots of surface rust and a few nicks in the shellac covering. Wood is sound with a small dent in the left side of the buttstock and otherwise very minor handling & use marks. A truly beautiful little rifle. 4-53907 JR563 (1,000-1,500)

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1049

*BROWNING BAR MULE DEER WHITE TAIL DEER COMMEMORATIVE, 1 OF 600 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 437PY00385. Gorgeous Browning hunting rifle with 22″ tapered round bbl, French gray receiver and spectacular burl stock & forearm that has carved fine checkering with a dot border. It has a beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 13-7/8″ over a Browning black composition buttplate. The receiver is beautifully engraved with a large vignette of a mountain scene with two mule deer bucks & a doe and a ribbon embossed “ONE OF SIX HUNDRED” on the left side. At the rear of the receiver is a very large raised gold mule deer buck. The right side has a hill and meadow scene with three white tail bucks and a ribbon embossed “385 OF SIX HUNDRED” and at the rear has a raised gold white tail buck. The bottom of the right side vignette is artist signed “M. DI FRANCO”. The bottoms of the magazine box & trigger guard have fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns, which are also found over the top front & rear of the receiver. The top left of the receiver is engraved “MULE DEER” and the top right is engraved “WHITE TAIL DEER”. The receiver is mounted with Redfield base & rings containing a 30 mm Zeiss 1.5-6X scope. Its orig walnut carrying case with red velvet lining and an owner’s manual accompanies it. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appears to be unfired retaining virtually of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case is equally new. Crisp, clear optics. 4-54064 JR719 (2,500-4,000)

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1050

*PROTOTYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 70 CUSTOM EXPRESS BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 300 Petersen. SN G1750. Beautiful custom shop rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, made without sights. It has the pre-64 claw extractor bolt & safety. It is mounted in a heavier than usual select grain 1-pc stock with coarse checkering and semi-pistol grip with a thick old English brown pad. The stock has two reinforcing cross bolts with engraved heads. The bbl has both the “WP” proof and custom shop proof. The receiver does not have a proof mark. The floorplate is marked “-CUSTOM EXPRESS-” and it has safari sling swivel on the bbl with an inletted swivel base on the stock. Accompanied by a magazine The Complete Book of Winchester’s Model 70, Petersen Publishing, which contains an article beginning on page 23 highlighting the Peter & Patty Murray Collection. On page 25 are photographs of this rifle. Also accompanying is a Winchester invoice dated 11/09/94 from P.M. Air Services Ltd., Huntington Beach, CA ordering a 300 Petersen rifle. Also included is a letter dated September 26, 1995 to P.M. Air Service advising that the rifle would not be produced in that caliber and they were canceling the order. There is also included a Winchester invoice and packing list both dated 11/14/95 transferring this rifle to P.M. Air Services marked for Peter Murray. One additional letter accompanies, this one from U.S. Repeating Arms Co. dated 11/13/95 to Peter Murray identifying this rifle and stating that the Winchester Custom Shop, along with the A-Square Company had designed this rifle predicated on the supposition that they could use the name “Petersen” but that liability problems had caused Mr. Petersen to withdraw his permission to use the name and therefore the rifle was never produced. The letter states that the bbl is heavier style by A-Square and that the magazine, follower and receiver were special designed with special internal cuts. Additionally accompanying is a dummy cartridge with A-Square head stamp. The cartridge envelope has a typed paper attached stating that this cartridge was designed in 1993 by Lt. Col. Arthur B. Alphin and named for Mr. Robert Petersen. Also accompanying is a red & white plastic disc from the Murray Collection and a laminated typed paper, which states that this is the only Model 70 ever made in this caliber, and was shown at various shows before being discontinued. It also states that the ammunition is still being made by A-Square under the “300 Pegasus” name. CONDITION: As new, probably unfired, retaining virtually all its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. 4-53779 JR66 (3,000-5,000)

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1051

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 194173. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight missing the hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock with large checkering and factory sling loops with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 93-95% bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 60% thin orig finish and the floorplate & trigger guard about 65% orig blue. Stock is sound with most of an old refinish and very light scattered nicks & scratches. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots in front of the chamber. Bolt appears to have been renumbered. 4-54399 JR139 (500-800)

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1052

*RARE FACTORY MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SUPER GRADE RIFLE. Cal. 375 H&H. SN G967857. Post-64 production with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight, no rear sight with a Lyman 48 WJS receiver sight. The floorplate is marked “-SUPER GRADE-” and the bolt is jeweled. This rifle was made for Mr. Ted Hazelwood, who ran the Winchester-Canada plant for a number of years. It was made with a most unusual checkered straight grip stock with pre-64 style black forend tip and it has two reinforcing cross bolts. The stock is 13-1/2″ over an orig Winchester red waffle pad. It has a safari sling base on the bbl and corresponding base on the stock. It is accompanied by a pair of pre-64 deluxe sling swivels and a red & white plastic disc identifying the rifle along with a laminated business card from Mr. Hazlewood. The plastic disc indicates that the rifle had been part of the Peter & Patty Murray Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, matching, with the metal retaining virtually all of its bright orig factory finish. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and three or four small bruises on the left side and four or five other small lines on the right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53774 JR60 (2,000-3,000)

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1053

*EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 70 HEAVY TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 300 Magnum (300 H&H). SN 82365. Scarce heavy target rifle with early bbl markings “300 Magnum”. These markings ion later years were changed to 300 H&H. It has 28″ tapered heavy round target bbl with Lyman 77 globe front sight and a Lyman WH receiver sight with target knobs. The front receiver ring and bbl are mounted with target scope blocks and the rear receiver bridge is untapped. It has doll’s head top tang and transition safety. It is mounted in a straight-grained heavy target stock and has wide forearm and deep pistol grip stock with flat-checkered steel buttplate. It has a sling rail on the bottom of the forestock with hand stop and two sling loops with corresponding loop on the buttstock. A round red & white plastic disc identifying the rifle accompanies it. These discs were used by the Peter & Patty Murray Collection for identification. CONDITION: Near new, matching, possibly unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with a few minor storage & handling surface mars. 4-53773 JR59 (2,000-3,000)

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1055

*SCARCE WINCHESTER PRE-WAR MODEL 70 RIFLE. Cal. 250-3000. SN 24546. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, Lyman slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman 48 WJS short slide receiver sight with hunting knobs. Standard 1-pc stock with checkered forestock & grip and checkered steel buttplate with factory sling swivels. The rear bridge is drilled and tapped. It is accompanied by a red & white plastic tag identifying this rifle indicating that it had been a part of the Peter & Patty Murray Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains 97-98% strong orig blue with a few minor nicks & scratches and some minor wear at the back of the receiver and muzzle edge. Stock is sound with light handling & use marks and a series of small scratches on the bottom of the forestock and retains 95-96% strong orig varnish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53776 JR61 (2,500-4,000)

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1056

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SUPER GRADE BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 375 H&H Magnum. SN 277717. Fine sporting rifle with third type 25″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, no rear sight, the holes are plugged and it is mounted with a Lyman WJS receiver sight. It is mounted in a straight grain walnut stock with black tip forearm, checkered forestock and capped pistol grip with heavy cheek piece, 13-1/2″ over a solid red Winchester pad. It is fitted with deluxe bases & swivels. The floorplate is marked “SUPER GRADE”. A small green tag that is stamped “QUALITY CONTROL TEST GUN” accompanies it. Ex Peter & Patti Murray Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish with a couple small nicks on the edges of the floorplate. Wood is sound with several light handling & storage nicks and retains about all of its orig factory finish. Forearm tip has several small nicks & scratches and seems to have warped a little. Mechanics are fine with bright shiny bore. 4-55029 JR706 (2,500-4,000)

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1059

*SCARCE DELUXE WINSLOW BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 338 Win Mag. SN 19969. Spectacular custom rifle built on a commercial FN action with 26″ tapered rnd bbl. The receiver is mounted with a Redfield Junior base and rings containing a Redfield 3-9X scope. The bolt body, extractor and follower are jeweled. It is mounted in the Winslow trademark spectacularly carved, highly figured walnut stock. The forestock has a wide convex bottom tapering to the rosewood tip and is carved in the gullets on each side with deep relief basket weave oak & acorn patterns by master stock maker Nils Hulkern. The bottom of the forestock is inlaid with the Winslow trademark ivory shield scrimshawed with a knight’s helmet and surrounded by deep carving. The trademark pistol grip has identical basket weave oak leaf & acorn carvings and has a sweeping rosewood grip cap inlaid with an ivory diamond scrimmed with the initials “AHG”. The buttstock has a very deep rollover cheek piece with contoured butt and a black Pachmayr pad. The right side of the buttstock is inlaid with Winslow’s trademark sweeping ivory inlay, which has the black figure of a running bull moose. The right side of the stock, by the ejection port, has a triple ivory & ebony diamond inlay. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its wonderful custom finish to both metal & wood with minor handling & use marks and two or three small cracks in the deep varnish on the stock and slight crazing on the rosewood. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54361 JR78 (5,000-8,000)

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1060

*WINSLOW ARMS CUSTOM RIFLE. Cal. 458 Win Mag. SN WA30195. More traditional custom rifle built on a Winslow Arms marked Post-64 Winchester M.70 receiver. It has a 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight, missing the blade and the rear sight. The receiver is drilled and tapped for scope bases and the bolt body and follower are jeweled. It is mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc stock with blind magazine, rosewood forend tip and grip cap which is inlaid with an ivory diamond having the initials “AHG”. It has checkered forestock & pistol grip with Monte Carlo cheek piece and black waffle recoil pad. It has a palm swell on the right side of the grip and Winslow’s traditional sweeping ivory inlay with a leaping black lion. The bottom of the forestock has their small ivory shield inlay with knight’s helmet and the black & white triple diamond inlay on each side below the receiver. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Used very little, the metal retains most of its orig custom blue with a cleaned spot of rust on the receiver ring. Wood is sound and retains most of its bright orig custom varnish with some slight crazing on the rosewood forend cap. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54362 JR79 (3,000-5,000)

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1061

*REMINGTON MODEL 1903 ACTION CUSTOM TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 30 appears to be 30-06. SN 3130174. Beautiful med. wt target rifle with 26″ med. wt tapered bbl, with target sight base at the front mounting a Redfield International front sight and has a Lyman Model 48S receiver sight. The bolt, extractor and follower are polished bright. It is mounted in a beautiful zebra striped maple & mahogany medium target stock with wide fluted forestock and rollover Monte Carlo cheek piece on the butt with burl walnut grip cap and a brown solid Pachmayr pad. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its beautiful custom finish to both metal and wood with one or two scattered very fine handling & storage marks. Appears to have been used very little, if at all. Good mechanics although the cut-off could not be opened to remove the bolt. Bright shiny bore. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54363 JR81 (1,000-2,000)

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1062

*RARE LEFT HAND WINCHESTER MODEL 70 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 338 Win Mag. SN G171849. Post-64 Model 70 with pre-64 style claw extractor, left hand configuration including bolt & safety with right side cheek piece on the buttstock. It is fitted with a 26″ tapered rnd bbl without sights and is mounted in a 1-pc checkered walnut stock with single reinforcing bolt. It has capped pistol grip and thin orig red rubber pad. Accompanied by its orig red 1-pc cardboard box and hangtags. Also accompanying are two small red & white plastic discs indicating ex-Peter & Patty Murray Collection. CONDITION: As new. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with no discernable flaws. Box is fine. 4-53772 JR55 (1,250-1,750)

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1063

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 7 mm Mauser. SN 201295. Standard grade pre-64 rifle with 26″ tapered sporter weight stainless steel bbl that is unmarked except for the hand stamped “7 mm” and the “WP” proof mark. It is mounted in a late standard grade featherweight stock with Monte Carlo comb, checkered black composition buttplate, with sling swivels. Two red & white plastic discs, one of which identifies the rifle and the other states “WINCHESTER EMPLOYEE EXPERIMENTAL”, accompany it. There is also a laminated slip of paper that states “Model 70 Experimental Stainless Steel Bbl 7X57 mm. Made up by an employee at Winchester.” These tags were used in the Peter & Patty Murray Collection and the information in the laminated tag was apparently supplied by them. CONDITION: Bbl is nicely polished in the white and retains most of this finish. Receiver retains 95-97% orig finish while the floorplate & trigger guard retain virtually all of their orig factory finish. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish with two or three minor tiny nicks. Checkering is crisp. Fine mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53777 JR64 (2,500-4,000)

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1064

*WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SUPER EXPRESS BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 375 H&H Mag. SN G26001. Post-64 rifle with pre-64 features having a 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood and an early pre-64 375 H&H ramp rear sight with thumb screw adjustment. It is mounted in a black synthetic stock and has “SUPER EXPRESS” on the floorplate. The bolt is jeweled and it has safari sling swivel on the bbl and a corresponding swivel on the side. The stock has a thick black Winchester pad. It is accompanied by its orig 1-pc white cardboard box, owners manual and warranty card. Also accompanying is the orig invoice dated 5/18/93 showing shipment to P.M. Air Services, Ltd., Huntington Beach, CA. and marked for Peter Murray. Also accompanied by a red & white plastic disc and a laminated paper identifying this rifle with the information that it is normally not sold in this configuration. The orig hang tang is also included. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired, as new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to metal & stock. Box is equally fine. 4-53780 JR65 (600-900)

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1065

*SCARCE EARLY RUGER NO. 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 222 Rem. SN 4438. Usual configuration with 26″ tapered rnd bbl with quarter rib and without sights. It has very nicely grained, checkered, pistol grip stock and beavertail forearm with thin rounded orig red rubber buttplate and sling swivel studs. The trigger is a replacement with single-set feature. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only a few scattered tiny handling & use marks. Quarter rib has three holes drilled & tapped, apparently to accommodate a non-Ruger scope base. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54985 JR71 (800-1,200)

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1066

*DUMOULIN BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 3825, 300 Weatherby magnum, 24” rnd bbl. Scope blocks are installed but no sights. Quick-detach swivel eyes have been installed in the bottom of the stocks. A Pachmayr White Line recoiled pad has also been added. CONDITION: Metal is excellent. Stock has numerous dents, dings, and scratches. 4-54027 X189 (800-1,500)

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1067

*REMINGTON MODEL 700 VARMINT RIFLE. Cal. 22-250. SN B6536953. Usual configuration with 24″ heavy bbl, skip line checkered 1-pc stock with black forend tip, Monte Carlo cheek piece and a thin white line pad. The receiver is mounted with a Leupold 1-pc base and it has a trigger shoe and sling swivel studs. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains most of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Bright shiny bore. Appears to have been used very little. Mechanics are crisp. 4-54026 JR3 (400-700)

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1068

*REMINGTON MODEL 700 VARMINT RIFLE. Cal. 243. SN B6548564. Usual configuration with 24″ heavy bbl, made without sights, mounted in its orig 1-pc stock with black forend tip, Monte Carlo cheek piece, thin white line pad and sling swivel studs. The receiver is mounted with a 1-pc Leupold base. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to have been used very little, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54025 JR5 (400-700)

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1069

*CUSTOM REMINGTON MODEL 700 VARMINT RIFLE. Cal. 22 Cheetah 2. SN B6319445. Fine custom rifle with 27″ heavy stainless Hart bbl, made without sights, mounted in the orig Remington stock with a thin white line pad, Monte Carlo cheek piece and sling swivel studs. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Appears to have been used very little with a couple of minor scratches on the bbl and a rub or two on the wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54024 JR4 (750-1,250)

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1070

*KRAG MODEL 1898 CUSTOM RIFLE. Cal. 30-40. SN 402346. Fine customized Krag with 23″ tapered rnd bbl, sleeve ramp front sight and a Redfield receiver sight. It has a fine commercial, adjustable replacement trigger. The top of the bbl and top of the receiver ring are drilled & tapped for an early scope base. It is mounted in a nicely figured straight grain walnut 1-pc stock with coarse checkered ribbon pattern forestock and pistol grip with black forend tip & cheek piece, 13-1/4″ over a Winchester style checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about all of its beautiful custom finish with light wear on the top of the bbl and a few very scattered, very minor nicks on the wood with a cleaned spot at the heel. Mechanics are fine.. Strong, bright bore. 4-54393 JR145 (400-800)

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1071

*INDUSTRIA ARMI-BRESCANE MODEL RECORD TRAP TWO BARREL SET TRAP GUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 15687. Lovely Italian made trap gun with 29-1/2″ ventilated rib superposed bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD and an unsingle single bbl with high vent rib choked FULL. It has boxlock receiver finished bright with light border decorations and has the maker’s initials “IAB” on the left side and “Record Trap” on the right side. It is fitted with nicely figured walnut wood with checkered grasping groove rounded forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14-3/4″ over an orig black waffle pad. It has single non-selective trigger and ejectors. Imported by Thad Scott Guns of Indianola, MS. Bore restrictions: over/under – top .037, bottom .023; single – .040. Drop at the heel 1-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/8″. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain most of their orig factory blue and receiver most of its bright polish. Wood is sound with light scratches, handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish with a few small chips on the edge of the grip cap. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54319 JR100 (1,750-2,750)

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1072

*WEATHERBY ORION OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN GG00148. Early Orion with 28″ high vent rib bbls choked FULL/MOD with single selective trigger & ejectors. It has nicely figured streaky French walnut wood with grasping groove semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over its orig brown waffle pad. It has a light colored wood grip cap with white line spacer and white diamond inlay. The receiver has light patterns of arabesque engraving. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, perhaps has been fired but very little. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood with a few scattered minor nicks & scratches to the varnish and one ding on the right side panel. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54922 JR212 (800-1,200)

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1073

*WEATHERBY ORION OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN EEOO282. Fine superposed shotgun with 26″ vent rib bbls, lightly engraved receiver, ejectors and selective single trigger. It has nicely figured walnut wood with grasping groove, checkered forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over its orig brown waffle pad. Grip cap is rosewood with a white line spacer and white diamond inlay. CONDITION: Extremely fine, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. A small rub on the left side of the forearm and very minor handling & storage marks in the varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54921 JR225 (800-1,200)

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1074

*BROWNING GRADE-I CITORI OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 56560PP723. Nice Grade I with 26″ vent rib bbls, Invector chokes with light foliate arabesque pattern engraving on both sides of the receiver. It has ejectors and single selective trigger. It has nicely figured walnut stock & forearm with checkered rounded field-style forearm and rnd knob pistol grip stock, 14-3/8″ over a Browning black composition buttplate. The two chokes that are included are FULL and MOD. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with a very few, very minor mars in the varnish and a couple of small nicks on the left side of the receiver. Fine mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54924 JR222 (800-1,500)

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1075

*CHARLES DALY SUPERIOR GRADE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN S606577. Fine over/under shotgun with 26″ bbls choked SKEET/SKEET with wide matted rib, dbl ivory beads, ejectors and single selective trigger. It has nicely figured walnut wood with rnd, checkered, grasping groove forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-5/8″ over a Pachmayr pad. It has a gold trigger. The receiver is very nicely engraved with about 70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns, which extend up over the top of the receiver and on to the opening lever. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood with a very few scattered light handling & use marks. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54422 JR92 (750-1,250)

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1076

*WINCHESTER MODEL 101 OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN K240448. Usual configuration with 26-1/2″ bbls, choked SKEET/SKEET, matted rib with dbl beads, ejectors and single selective trigger. It has boxlock receiver and nicely figured, beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock, 14″ over the orig black plastic buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Retains most of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Stock has a series of small scratches on the comb with light handling and use marks elsewhere. Top bbl, about mid-point on the left side, has a 3/4″ long scratch. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54011 JR11 (700-1,000)

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1077

*ITHACA/SKB MODEL 280 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN S6280676. Fine boxlock dbl with 28″ bbls, choked FULL/MOD with matted rib having Raybar front sight and silver middle bead. It has dbl lump and ejectors with single selective trigger. The receiver is dbl scalloped with light arabesque pattern engraving and a flying quail on each side. The wood is nicely figured walnut with coarse checkered beavertail forearm and straight stock, 14-1/4″ over the orig black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. A hairline at the toe, otherwise the wood is sound with minor handling and use nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54008 JR10 (500-800)

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1078

*WINCHESTER MODEL 101 DIAMOND GRADE OVER-UNDER TRAP SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN DG482355E. Fine trap gun with 30” bbls, choked FULL on the top with Winchoke in the bottom bbl. An unusual combination offered by Winchester. It has a high vent rib with dbl ivory bead, diamond engraved coin finished receiver and nicely figured walnut wood with checkered semi-schnable forearm and pistol grip stock, 14 1/2” over its orig black pad. It has single selective trigger and ejectors. It is accompanied by a wood-handled choke wrench and two chokes. CONDITION: Very fine. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood with only minor handling and storage marks. Lower bbl has a small bulge at the area of the end of the choke tube and one of the choke tubes is damaged. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bores. 4-52392 JR729 (750-1,250)

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1079

*REMINGTON DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY MODEL 1100 SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. SN LE80-0811. Cal. 12 ga modified. 28” ventilated ribbed bbl. The etched receiver has gold highlights of two hunters in a canoe, one shooting at rising ducks, on the left side. The gold highlights on the right side show a Model 11 & a Model 1100 shotgun on either side of a panel identifying this as one of 3,000 guns made in this series. CONDITION: Metal appears to be unused but there are several scratches on the left side of the wood. 4-54919 FS341 (800-1,100)

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1080

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1-D orig SNIPER RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 770176. All orig M1-D with 23-1/2″ bbl, standard battle sights with scope mount at the bbl root. It has a Springfield “2-52” dated bbl and appears to have all Springfield parts (it was not dismantled for complete examination). It is mounted in an oil finished walnut stock with upper & lower hand guards & sling swivels. The left side of the stock has an “S.A.” cartouche in a rectangle and an “RA” cartouche near the left grip. It also has a “P” in a circle on the grip. It is accompanied by its orig cardboard shipping box with all the vapor barrier packing envelopes containing its complete issue of small pieces & parts including an orig cheek piece, M84 scope SN 32817 with base, flash hider, sling, oiler, cleaning rod with handle, a chamber brush and a couple of other small pieces. Also accompanying is the orig packing list dated 14 November 1972 and the orig DD form 1348, shipping document dated, 10 April 1999 addressed to Jack Robert Crance II of Portsmouth, RI. CONDITION: New, unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig arsenal finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54577 JR721 (3,000-5,000)

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1081

*REMINGTON MODEL 03A4 SNIPER RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 4996606. Standard 03A4 with 24″ rnd bbl dated “RA / 12-43”. It has full-length hand guard and 1-pc semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate with trap. The metal is a bright gray/green parkerized finish. The receiver ring is properly marked with the offset maker’s name on the left side and serial number on the right side to accommodate the Redfield 1-pc scope base. It is mounted with a military scope with post reticle, believed to be an M8 (the markings are covered with the rear ring as are parts of the serial and stock numbers). Each visible part of the scope, including the caps, bears a part number. The left side of the buttstock has a square cartouche with the initials “RIA / EB”. The stock also has a dbl large “P” proof on the bottom of the grip and the usual assembler and inspector marks on the bottom of the forestock. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig finish to both metal and wood. Stock has one or two small storage nicks and dings. Scope retains most all of its orig blue finish with fine optics. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-53735 JR28 (2,000-3,000)

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1082

*EARLY SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 308. SN 029110. Early commercial M1A with 25″ bbl including its pre-ban, flash hider and bayonet lug. This early rifle is assembled from military M14 parts and appears to be all military except the receiver, to include an orig walnut M14 stock with cutout for the selector lever and a 1967 Springfield bbl. It is mounted with an orig ART II 3-9X scope with three posts and crosshair reticle. The scope is mounted in a standard military style mount and has the electric pencil serial number “4884”. No magazine included. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as issued, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53734 JR29 (1,750-2,750)

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1083

*WINCHESTER M1 CARBINE. Cal. 30 Carb. SN 6524343. Standard carbine with 18″ bbl, round bolt, ramp rear sight and flip safety. The bbl is also marked with the “W” and “WP” proofs. The stock has only a small ordnance wheel cartouche on the right side of the butt and a small “H” on the bottom of the grip. Accompanied by one orig 20-rnd magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains most of its greenish parkerized finish on the metal and fine oil stain on the wood. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53736 (1,000-1,250)

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1084

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 970182. Cal. .30/06. 24” rnd bbl, dated 8-18. CONDITION: Mostly brown patina with some blue on the bbl. Stock has been cleaned and reoiled. Action is good. 4-55328 (450-900)

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1085

*ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL MODEL 1903 MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 151155. Standard early 1903 with “RIA 8-09” dated bbl. It has standard features with early orig upper hand guard and grasping groove stock with only a small “P” proof on the left flat. It is accompanied by a “1918” orig military sling. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 75-80% thin orig finish showing light to moderate wear. Stock, probably a field or later arsenal replacement, is fine with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a fine oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-55329 JR711 (900-1,400)

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1086

RARE DOCUMENTED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1892 KRAG RIFLE. Cal. 30-40. SN 4061. Standard rifle with 30″ rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and 1800-yard ladder rear sight. It has walnut full-length stock & forearm with 1896 style split front bbl band with bayonet lug & stacking swivel. The middle band has a sling swivel with corresponding swivel in the butt. It has a smooth steel buttplate with trap containing a 3-pc iron cleaning rod and an orig nickeled oiler. The stock has had the 1892 ramrod channel in the forearm filled and the bolt the 1896 modifications. Accompanied by a Springfield research service letter identifying this rifle as having been issued to Pvt. Peter Doherty of Company B, 13th Infantry Regiment, just prior to the Spanish American War. Pvt. Doherty enlisted at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, October 25, 1891, promoted to Sgt. in 1896, re-enlisted in October 1896, reduced in rank 1897 and transferred to Company A, 13th Infantry in May 1898. The letter goes on to state that rifles issued to a company stayed with the company when the orig member to whom it was issued leaves the company for any reason. Therefore since Company B of the 13th Infantry took part in the assault on Fort San Juan which culminated in the now famous “Charge up San Juan Hill” on July 1, 1898, that this rifle undoubtedly participated in that action. This information is found in the order book for Company L, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry which apparently succeeded Company B, 13th Infantry in the Philippines or both companies used the same book to record issues of arms & equipment which also leads to speculation that this rifle also saw action in the Philippines. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a smooth even orig blue turning plum. Front band retains about 60% orig blue and the middle band about 80% thin orig blue. Receiver and sideplate are silvered mottled case colors and the cartridge box about 75% dark blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with a fine dark smooth oiled patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54845 JR158 (10,000-15,000)

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1087

FINE NAZI G.24 (f) RIFLE. SN 8124c with matching numbers. Cal. 8 mm. 24-1/2” rnd bbl. “dou. / 41” is stamped over the chamber. Nazi swastika eagle and “eagle / A8C” and “eagle / 607” are stamped on the receiver. Two large “WaAA80” eagles are also on the right side of the laminated stock. CONDITION: Excellent. Slight wear on the bolt only and scattered spots of very light surface rust. A crisp Nazi rifle. 4-54574 FS282 (2,000-3,000)

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1088

*SCHILLING G98 RIFLE. SN 3686b with mixed numbers. Cal. 8 mm. 29-1/2” rnd bbl. Large “ski-slope” rear sight. Marked “V.CHR.SCHILLING / SUHL / 1917” on the receiver over the chamber. CONDITION: Missing top guard, metal has an even rust brown patina. Stock has heavy scratches, dents, and gouges. Bore is poor. Action is functional. From the Collection of the late Barney Frost. 4-53555-91 FS269 (200-400)

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1089

VERY RARE WINCHESTER LEE NAVY RIFLE FROM THE USS MAINE. Cal. 6 mm Lee Navy. SN 7151. Standard military Lee Navy with 28″ rnd bbl, square base front sight and 2,000-yard ladder rear sight. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with hand guard and two bbl bands. The front band has lug for knife bayonet and a stacking swivel. The middle band a sling swivel with corresponding swivel in the buttstock. It has a smooth musket buttplate with trap. The receiver ring has the usual markings of “-U.S.N.-“ / anchor, serial number and inspector’s initials – “N.C.T. –“. A folder of documentation and information regarding the Lee Navy rifle accompanies it. A copy of one of the documents from the U.S. Navy Department, Navy Yard, New York, to Francis Bannerman dated January 2, 1900, lists 54 “Lee Straight Pull” rifles that were sold to Bannerman “from USS Maine”. This serial number of this rifle appears in this list. There are copies of three other documents between the New York Navy Yard and Francis Bannerman. Also included is a copy of an article by Warren Sipe from Gun magazine, February 1961 issue that, on page 61, also lists these serial numbers. Also included is a 6-page article entitled “USS Maine Remembered” by Gordon Calhoun. There is additionally included three other articles from various publications regarding the Winchester Lee Navy and the Maine. Also included is an extremely rare blue canvas belt with twelve cartridge pouches for Lee Navy ammunition. Each pouch has a pigskin leather flap and the belt has a scabbard for a Lee Navy knife bayonet. This belt and scabbard were also salvaged from the Maine. Additionally included are twelve orig rnds of ammunition, five empty brass, a very rare locking stripper clip and several 6 mm bullets. CONDITION: Rifle is very good overall with no orig finish remaining on the metal all having a dark brown patina with fine rust pitting. Wood is sound with generous amounts of orig finish, minor nicks, dings & scratches with some thinning and possible cleaning on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine, dark bore. Belt is fine with the leather being dry & crackled but still supple. Cartridges are lightly oxidized. 4-54846 JR157 (10,000-15;000)

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1089A.

IMPORTANT BRACKET FOR 6” SHELL FROM THE BATTLESHIP MAINE. With two tags attached, identifying it, the last dated Oct. 12, 1912. CONDITION: Heavily corroded. 4-54848 FS338 (1,000-1,500)

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1090

SCARCE INDIAN POLICE REMINGTON FRONTIER MODEL KEENE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL SILVER BADGE. Cal. 45-70. SN 123. Standard model with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, orig front sight and reverse mounted ladder rear sight. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with straight grip & musket style buttplate with sling swivels. The left wrist has a clear “HN” (Henry Nettleton) cartouche and there are Nettleton and other inspector initials on the bbl & receiver. The receiver ring also has a small stamped arrow (the symbol of the Indian Scouts and Indian Police) in front of the gas port and the left side of the receiver is hand stamped “U.S.I.D. 123”. This is one of the 600-800 pieces produced for the Indian Police in the period 1880-81. It is accompanied by an orig silver shield shaped “U.S. INDIAN POLICE” badge with orig safety pin type clasp on the back. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 75-80% thin orig blue with a couple of small spots of cleaned rust. Receiver retains about 65-70% thinning orig blue, strong on the sides. Stock is sound with a large gouge and scratches on the left side and other handling & use marks and retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Badge is tarnished but retains most all of its black enamel in the lettering. 4-54438 JR105 (4,000-6,000)

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1091

RARE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL NAVY HOTCHKISS MUSKET. Cal. 45-70. SN 19164. Rare Navy rifle, one of only 999 made, with 32″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 500 yard ski jump musket rear sight. The receiver has usual Winchester markings with “DFC” sub-inspector marks on the chamber area of the bbl and bolt handle. The bbl also has the Navy anchor on the left side and there is a small screw on top of the bbl by the receiver. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with two bands, sling loop on the upper band and on the 1-pc trigger guard. It has a button head, wiping rod in the bottom of the forearm and a smooth musket buttplate. No evidence of cartouche visible on the wood. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 85% strong orig blue with a cleaned spot and rust pitting about a foot in front of the receiver with scattered light spots of rust elsewhere. Receiver retains most of its orig bright blue with scattered spots of rust. Stock has a crack on the left side by the receiver screw and two others on the right side, otherwise is sound and retains a fine dark oil patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some orange peel pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54605 JR169 (1,000-2,000)

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1092

LEE MODEL 1882 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 9571. Cal. 45/70. 32-1/2” rnd bbl. “D.F.C.” cartouche on the right side of the stock, upside down. These initials also appear on the bolt, receiver and bottom stock. CONDITION: Fine. 95% blue on the bbl. Thinning blue on the receiver, bbl bands and butt plate. Mechanically fine. 4-54576 FS285 (3,000-4,000)

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1093

RARE EDDYSTONE MODEL 1917 ENFIELD FACTORY CUTAWAY. Standard 1917 receiver with a 9-1/2″ stub bbl, completely cutaway to expose the entire inner workings of the receiver, bolt, magazine box, locking lugs and chamber area of the bbl. Made without wood. A truly very rare military item. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 95% orig dull blue. Completely functional, but not fireable. 4-54302 JR653 (1,500-2,500)

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1094

RARE EDDYSTONE MODEL 1917 FACTORY CUTAWAY. SN 123007. Partial factory cutaway mounted in part of a stock, 15-1/2″ long with the chamber of the bbl, top of the receiver, two places on the bolt and the left side of the stock cut away in three places to expose the magazine box and trigger. All the cutouts are outlined in red paint. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains about all of a high polish blue. Wood is sound with some rust damage around the right side of the crossbolt. It retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Red paint is mostly intact. 4-54301 JR654 (3,000-4,000)

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1094A.

*AUTO-ORDNANCE KOREAN WAR COMMEMORATIVE 1927A1 THOMPSON SEMI-AUTO CARBINE. Cal. 45 ACP. SN KW116. Issued by the American Historical Foundation, this Thompson commemorates the Korean War 1950-1953. It is high polished blue with gold Cuts-compensator, trigger and rear sight. The sling swivels are also gold plated. It has the American flag and commemorative information on right side of receiver, Korean service medallions on both sides of the stock, and an honor medallion with American eagle on the right side of the grip. The wood is highly finished straight grain walnut with squared grasping groove forearm. It is accompanied by an original 50 round Thompson drum and its velvet lined glass top presentation case. It also has a short stick magazine and the bolt parts are in a bag. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired, retains virtually all of its original fine factory finish with minor chips in varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53783 (1,500-2,000)

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1094B.

*AUTO-ORDNANCE WWII COMMEMORATIVE 1927A1 THOMPSON SEMI-AUTO CARBINE. Cal. 45 ACP. SN WW16. Standard 1927 A1 Thompson with military brush finish, highly finished wood with square forearm and gold plated Cuts-compensator, trigger, op-handle and rear sight. It has a black and gold U.S. medallion on each side of the stock and a WWII medallion on the grip. It is accompanied by its fine, walnut, glass top presentation case with brass plaque. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired, retains virtually all its fine bright original factory finish with a small spot of rust on the left side of receiver. Bright bore, crisp mechanics. 4-53782 (1,500-2,000)

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1095

*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1907 MILITARY TEST TRIAL PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 106. Extremely rare, less than 300 total production in the period 1907-1911. It has 5-1/8″ bbl with narrow top rib, very fine fixed sights and has “SAVAGE ARMS CORP. UTICA, N.Y. U.S.A.” by the rib on the left side with “CAL 45” on the top. It has full checkered walnut grips and a staggered column blue magazine numbered on the back “101”. CONDITION: About fine. Retains a dull blue finish overall with fine pitting on the right forward edge of the frame and very fine pitting on the right side at the muzzle. Left grip shows moderate wear as does the right, and it is missing a 1/4″ sliver from the entire back edge. Magazine retains about 95% strong orig blue. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53896 JR496 (12,500-17,500)

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1096

*RARE PRE-WAR NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN C182524. 1911A1 configuration Government model, blued finish with rare fixed sights. The left side of the slide has usual markings and the right side is marked “NATIONAL MATCH”. It also has in tiny lettering “GOVERNMENT MODEL” just above the serial number. It is fitted with full-checkered walnut grips and an orig 2-tone commercial magazine with Colt marked base. It is accompanied by its orig dark maroon hinged lid box with blue & white end label and the serial number penciled on the bottom. There is also a penciled name on the bottom that appears to be “Peter Johnson / c/o H.B. Warren” with a price of “$22.14”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, possibly unfired. Retains about 99% strong orig factory charcoal blue with a few tiny nicks on the front strap and only the hint of sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. Box has a couple of skinned edges with slightly fuzzed corners but is completely intact. 4-53930 JR502 (2,000-3,000)

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1097

*RARE COLT SPRINGFIELD ARMORY NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 1627046. Springfield Armory altered 1911A1 with commercial slide and Springfield’s number “7046” by the ejection port along with an “SA” behind the serial number and “NM” on the web of the right side of the trigger guard. It has National Match bbl & bushing with the bbl numbered to the pistol. It has full-checkered front strap & adjustable trigger with full checkered walnut grips. Its orig Kraft colored cardboard box with a part of the orig invoice taped accompanies it to the top. It appears that it was sold & shipped to Charles F. Graves of Longview, Washington. CONDITION: New, unfired since rebuild, retaining virtually all of its armory finish. Still in its orig grease. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Box has a broken corner and a repaired edge. 4-53931 JR501 (2,000-3,000)

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1098

*COLT PRE-WAR SERVICE MODEL ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN SM11927. Government model sized pistol with 5″ bbl having the floating chamber with fixed front sight and Stevens adjustable rear sight. It has full-checkered, brown, plastic grips with large escutcheons and an all blue orig Service Model Ace magazine. It has inspector’s initials “JSB” on the left side behind the trigger. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about 98% gray/green parkerized finish with temper line near the end of the slide. Grips are fine. Magazine is about 97%, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Has been used, but very little. 4-53730 JR492 (2,000-3,000)

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1098A.

*LOT OF WWII HANDGUNS, BAYONETS & NAZI PHOTO ALBUM. (1) 1940 / 42 German Luger. Cal. 9 mm. SN 1776c. Complete with holster, spare magazine & tool. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl, all blue including the normally straw colored parts with full-checkered walnut grips. It is accompanied by one orig matching magazine, another aluminum base magazine numbered “2504t”, an unmarked tool and a “Kriegsmarine” marked black leather holster. It has the cleaning rod pouch and a tool pouch in the top and is dated “1926” inside but has a Waffenampt 78 adjacent to it. The back of the holster is marked with a large “M” over an anchor. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, except the grips, which are unnumbered. 97% strong orig blue, bright shiny bore. Magazine is also crisp as is the spare magazine. Holster has been re-polished with some crackling on the body. (2) Remington Rand 1911A1. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 1583447. All orig, brown plastic grips, 95% orig Parkerizing, lightly pitted bore. A Boyt 42 orig holster that is very fine accompanies it. (3) German 98 bayonet with red synthetic handles, steel scabbard & leather frog, near new condition. (4) French cruciform spike bayonet, 13-3/8″ blade, brass handle, steel scabbard, and fine condition. (5) Maroon cloth covered photo album containing 19 double-sided pages of mostly German military pictures beginning in 1934. Most of the photos appear to be orig snapshots, except a few which may be copies. Many include Hitler, Himmler, Goering, Rohm, Heidrich and others as well as photographs of what is believed to be the owner of this album, a tall slim young fellow who appears in a number of the barracks life snapshots. Most of the photographs are captioned in German writing. One photograph shows Hitler on the street with a group of military personnel humorously looking at a young boy dressed in storm trooper outfit with his mother nearby. Also included is an iron cross ribbon. In the back are four loose photographs including one of an incinerated tanker. There are also four hand-written postcards that appear to be from the war years with the last one dated 1942, all written in German. Also included are some U.S. WWII ribbons, a marksman badge, uniform, PFC stripes, a 50-cal dummy round, 1797 thick British copper coin, several Nazi coins, 1899 and 1908 German 5 Mark coins, a Civil War token and others. Also included is a framed reproduced map showing the route of the 20th Armored Division from the time it left Camp Campbell all the way in to Germany. There is also a U.S. web belt and police whistle, all contained in a green duffel bag. 4-53634 JR698 (2,000-3,000)

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1099

*PRE-WAR ENGRAVED COLT ACE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 7708. Blued finish with 4-3/4″ commercial bbl without floating chamber. It has thick front sight and adjustable rear sight and is fitted with smooth ivory grips and is accompanied by an orig magazine. It is engraved in factory style with about Class-D coverage consisting of very nicely executed foliate arabesque patterns with a very fine punch dot background. The coverage is very extensive leaving very little undecorated space. Accompanied by Colt Factory letter identifying this pistol as having been shipped blue to Wead & Co., Buffalo, NY April 22, 1937. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 96-97% bright custom finish with slight muzzle end wear and dulling on the front strap. Grips are fine with several age lines and some oil spotting. Magazine retains most of an old re-blue. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-53928 JR691 (3,000-5,000)

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1100

*SCARCE COLT PRE-70 NATIONAL MATCH SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 8233-NM. Government model configuration with 5″ bbl, ribbed slide, thick, partridge front sight and adjustable rear sight. It has adjustable trigger with checkered main spring housing and stippled front strap with Colt medallion full checkered walnut grips. It is currently fitted with a Series 70 National Match bbl with the orig bbl accompanying along with a spare magazine in its orig 2-pc wood grain box with owner’s pamphlet. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with minor edge wear and a few tiny scattered nicks. Grips are crisp, bright shiny bore, mechanics are fine. Box shows moderate to heavy edge wear with some fuzzed corners. 4-53729 JR503 (1,000-1,500)

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1101

ATLANTIC ESCAPE & EVASION KIT. SN 427. Unopened kit designed for covert and behind the lines operators. It measures 4-7/16″ x 3-11/16″ x 3/4″. It is covered in black rubber with the raised notice “IF FOUND RETURN TO / COMNAVAIRLANT (CNAL 34) / NORFOLK, VIRGINIA”. The contents and weights are unknown at this time. A minor amount of research should disclose the contents. If all else fails it could be x-rayed. Accompanied by copies of an invoice from the Columbus, Ohio Defense Property Disposal Region Office dated 18 April 80 where a Mr. Morton Ostow of New York City purchased this kit for $691.00. Also included is a copy of a letter, directions for opening these kits. CONDITION: Extremely fine, completely sealed. 4-53655 JR493 (1,250-1,750)

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1102

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ESCAPE & EVASION KIT. SN 195. Rubber box, 4″ x 2-7/8″ x 1″, that was issued to covert operators and behind the lines personnel during Southeast Asia operations for use to aid in their escape from enemy territory. The kit contains two small gold rings that weigh 5 dwt each (7.78 grams) of what appears to be, pure gold, four links of heavy gold chain, also appears to be pure gold, that weighs 9 dwt (14.1 grams) and a small heart shaped gold medallion with loop that weighs 2 dwt (3.11 grams). It also contains a Swiss made Millus self-winding wristwatch with the nylon band rolled up in another compartment. A very rare & seldom encountered item from the Cold War period. This item was purchased in 1980 from Defense Salvage by Morton Ostow of New York City at a cost of $737.00 and is accompanied by a copy of the orig invoice. CONDITION: Obviously opened but completely intact. Gold is still bright & clean and the watch still wrapped in its cellophane wrapper. 4-53654 JR499 (1,250-1,750)

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1103

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ESCAPE & EVASION KIT. SN 612. Rubber box, 4″ x 2-7/8″ x 1″, that was issued to covert operators and behind the lines personnel during Southeast Asia operations for use to aid in their escape from enemy territory. The kit contains two small gold rings that weigh 5 dwt each (7.78 grams) of what appears to be, pure gold, four links of heavy gold chain, also appears to be pure gold, that weighs 10 dwt (15.6 grams) and a small heart shaped gold medallion with loop that weighs 2 dwt (3.11 grams). It also contains a Swiss made Millus self-winding wristwatch with the nylon band rolled up in another compartment. A very rare & seldom encountered item from the Cold War period. This item was purchased in 1980 from Defense Salvage by Morton Ostow of New York City at a cost of $766.00 and is accompanied by a copy of the orig invoice. CONDITION: Obviously opened but completely intact. Gold is still bright & clean and the watch still wrapped in its cellophane wrapper. 4-53652 JR497 (1,250-1,750)

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1104

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ESCAPE & EVASION KIT. SN 194. Rubber box, 4″ x 2-7/8″ x 1″, that was issued to covert operators and behind the lines personnel during Southeast Asia operations for use to aid in their escape from enemy territory. The kit contains two small gold rings that weigh 5 dwt each (7.78 grams) of what appears to be, pure gold, four links of heavy gold chain, also appears to be pure gold, that weighs 10 dwt (15.6 grams) and a small heart shaped gold medallion with loop that weighs 2 dwt (3.11 grams). It also contains a Swiss made Millus self-winding wristwatch with the nylon band rolled up in another compartment. A very rare & seldom encountered item from the Cold War period. This item was purchased in 1980 from Defense Salvage by Phyllis Ostow of New York City at a cost of $720.10 and is accompanied by a copy of the orig invoice. CONDITION: Obviously opened but completely intact. Gold is still bright & clean and the watch still wrapped in its cellophane wrapper. 4-53653 JR498 (1,250-1,750)

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1105

*RARE 1902 LUGER CARBINE. Cal. 30 Luger. SN 23741. Wonderful carbine with 11-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with silver bead and 300-meter sliding ramp rear sight. It has “DWM” on the toggle, 2nd type grip safety, and 3rd type thumb safety with wide trigger guard and narrow trigger. It has full-checkered walnut grips with a checkered schnable tip splinter forearm and matching numbered buttstock with checkered wrist and serrated horn buttplate. The magazine has a stainless body with properly unnumbered wood base. Accompanied by what appears to be an orig brown leather sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue overall with only fine edge wear and slight thinning on the sideplate with a few freckles of light surface spotting on the grip safety at the top of the backstrap and a few spots on the front strap. Retains about all of the orig straw colors on everything except the thumb safety, which has faded to silver. All matching numbered except the magazine, as noted, and the grips, the left of which is unnumbered and the right has a small “05” with a small “V” and a large “V” and a number “1”. Left grip certainly appears orig to this pistol and even though the right grip is mi-numbered it fits nearly perfectly. Stock & forearm are sound and retain most of an old light refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with very fine pitting. Sling is fine. A really great carbine in super condition. 4-53721 JR488 (15,000-25,000)

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1106

*SCARCE 1900 SWISS LUGER. Cal. 30 Lug. SN 1061. Spectacular early Luger with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetail front sight, Swiss cross in a sunburst over the chamber with “DWM” marked toggle link. It also has Swiss proofs on the toggle and left side of the frame. It has full checkered walnut grips with stainless body, wood base Swiss magazine with aluminum insert. It has the 1st type grip safety, 2nd type thumb safety, wide trigger guard and narrow trigger. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, probably unfired, all matching including the grips. Retains virtually all of its brilliant finish, both blue & straw colors. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. Grips are equally crisp with a hairline below the thumb safety. 4-54333 JR489 (5,500-7,500)

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1107

*RARE MODEL 1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 54976. Very rare Luger with 4″ tapered bbl, dovetail front sight, with American eagle over the chamber and “DWM” marked toggle link. It has full checkered wood grips and orig stainless body, unmarked wood base magazine. It has 2nd type grip safety, 3rd type thumb safety and narrow trigger guard with wide trigger. It also has a crown “N” proof on the left side of the frame and bottom of the bbl. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Retains about 98-99% strong bright orig finish overall including straw colors, slightly thin on the thumb safety. Grips are very crisp with minor diamond point wear and one small bruise. Magazine is equally new with one small ding on the base. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of light discoloration. Appears unfired. 4-54331 JR490 (4,500-6,500)

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1107A.

*SABATTI DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 159682. Nice modern dbl with 28″ bbls choked FULL/MOD, raised tapered matted rib with single bead, dbl lump with extractors. It has a boxlock receiver with full coverage etched oak leaf & acorn pattern engraving and single non-selective trigger. The wood is straight grain walnut with semi-beavertail forearm and checkered pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a black composition buttplate. Bore restrictions: left .038, right .017. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-7/16″. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 96-97% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and minor handling and use marks. Receiver retains most of its orig coin or hard chrome finish. Wood is sound with light to moderate handling & use marks and retains about 95% orig finish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54001 JR19 (750-1,250)

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1108

*1900 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER. Cal. 30 Luger. SN 9795. Fine 1900 with 2nd type thumb safety, 1st type grip safety, wide trigger guard & narrow trigger. It has 4-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl with dovetail front sight, the American eagle over the chamber “DWM” on the toggle link and is stamped “Germany” below the serial number on the frame. It has full checkered walnut grips numbered to this pistol & a stainless body magazine with properly unmarked wooden base. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about 90% orig blue with edge wear and blue/gray grip frame. Retains about 50% straw colors, mostly on the trigger & ejector. Grips show moderate to heavy wear on the right side and heavy wear on the left side. Magazine is fine, good mechanics with strong bright bore, and lightly frosted in the grooves. 4-53722 JR481 (2,250-3,250)

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1109

*1918 ERFURT LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 6054. 1914 pattern Erfurt police re-work with stock lug, 4″ bbl, fixed sights, “1918” dated chamber with usual Erfurt markings on toggle link. It has police sear safety and full checkered walnut grips. It is accompanied by a black “1943” dated Schumac holster numbered to this pistol. It has two matching numbered, aluminum base, fxo magazines and a take down tool numbered to this pistol. It is also accompanied by a blued Erma muzzle extension that has knurled rings and is numbered to this pistol. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching. Retains about 95-96% re-work finish with high point & sharp edge wear with some thinning to the front & backstraps. Magazines appear new as does the holster & sub-caliber bbl extension. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with some frosting in the grooves. 4-53726 (2,250-2,750)

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1109A.

*1920 NAVY LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 2595. Standard Navy with 1920 chamber date, 5 7/8” bbl, toggle mounted rear sight with full-checkered wood grips and an orig Navy magazine numbered to this pistol. It is accompanied by an orig Navy board stock dated 1920 with Crown over M proof, in two places, and the number 550 on the metal disk. Also accompanies is an Erma 22 conversion unit, SN 1812a with an extra, modified breechblock and two bbls along with an aluminum base 22 magazine numbered 1954a. Also included is a spare front sight. CONDITION: Pistol is fine. All matching although it appears that the number on the breechblock and the number on the back of the toggle have been restamped. Toggle link is unnumbered but has a “Y” proof. Firing pin is unnumbered. Otherwise all matching and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine with bright shiny bore, which has been re-lined. Grips show light wear. Stock is fine, missing its leather straps with a few minor nicks and scratches. Conversion unit is also fine and retains most of its orig blue. Conversion carrying case is homemade and fine. 4-52279 JR732 (750-1,250)

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1110

*1918 DWM LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 4488. Usual configuration with 4″ bbl, “1918” chamber date and “DWM” on the toggle link. It has police sear safety, full checkered walnut grips and stainless body wood base magazine with number “1802d”. CONDITION: Fine plus. All matching except the hold-open and grips, which are not numbered, and the magazine. Retains virtually all of a professionally restored finish to the blue, and retains traces of straw colors in the sheltered areas. Grips are sound and have been freshened and the magazine is fine, slightly dull. Grips, while unnumbered, appear to be orig to this pistol. Good mechanics, worn bore, dark in the grooves. 4-53723 (800-1,200)

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1111

*1920 COMMERCIAL LUGER. Cal. 30 Luger. SN 8199. Military re-work for 1920 with 3-3/4″ bbl, usual front sight, and unmarked chamber with DWM toggle link. It has full checkered wood grips and an unnumbered aluminum base magazine marked “MADE IN DENMARK”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its re-worked finish. All-matching except the grips, which are unnumbered, and the replacement magazine. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-53725 (500-700)

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1112

*1913 ERFURT MILITARY LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 3137. 1908 pattern without stock lug and with 4″ bbl, “1913” dated chamber with “Erfurt” toggle link markings. It has police sear safety, full checkered walnut grips, with wood base stainless body magazine numbered to this pistol. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including grips & magazine and retains about 93-94% orig blue with muzzle & high point wear with a few scattered spots of light rust. Retains about 60-65% orig straw colors faded on the trigger & thumb safety. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a few chipped diamonds. It has the orig grip screws, which are slightly battered. Magazine is extremely fine with a chipped edge. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53724 (800-1,200)

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1113

*EXCEPTIONAL STOCKED LONG BBL BOLO BROOMHANDLE MAUSER PISTOL. Cal. 30 Mauser. SN 597103. Blued finish with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight, 1000-meter ramp rear sight with grooved 2-pc walnut grips and a Lanyard ring in the butt. The left side of the frame, in the lightning cut out, is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”. Accompanied by its orig matching numbered walnut holster/stock. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. All matching including the stock and grips. Retains about 99% plus strong bright orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Niter blue on the extractor, rear sight, firing pin retainer, trigger & safety are brilliant with only light edge wear. One small nick on the magazine housing. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster/stock is equally new and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with three bruises on the back edge. Otherwise it has only minor nicks & scratches with no cracks. 4-54332 JR520 (5,500-7,500)

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1114

MAUSER MODEL 1896 BROOMHANDLE PISTOL. Cal. 30 Mauser. SN 83043. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight, 1000-meter ramp rear sight with grooved 2-pc walnut grips and a Lanyard loop in the butt. It is accompanied by its matching numbered holster/shoulder stock. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including grips & stock. Has been professionally restored to a near perfect factory like finish. One or two tiny spots of pitting. Stock is sound with no cracks showing light to moderate wear with a few scratches and a couple of small dents and retains most of its professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-54065 JR521 (1,500-2,500)

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1115

LUGER TYPE II SNAIL DRUM. SN 492744. 32-rd drum made for use with the artillery & carbine Lugers. It has stamped sheet metal crank and comes with an orig dust cover. CONDITION: Fine. Seems to function well. Swinging arm is slightly bent, otherwise mechanics are fine. Retains about 93-95% blue, probably an old refinish on the cover as it has fine pitting. Also some light pitting on the side of the neck. 4-53732 JR485 (500-800)

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1116

LUGER TYPE II SNAIL DRUM. SN 638439. 32-rnd drum made for use with the artillery & carbine Lugers. It has stamped sheet metal crank and comes with an orig dust cover. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Retains 95-96% orig blue, beginning to turn plum with some light surface rust on the outside edge of the drum. Cover is dull with light surface rust. Mechanics are fine, seems to function well. 4-53733 JR486 (600-1,000)

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1117

RARE LUGER LOADING TOOL. Blued metal with sheet metal covering for the neck of the drum magazine which, when locked into place, facilitated the difficult loading of these magazines. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 85% orig finish with some fine pitting on the handle. 4-53731 JR487 (600-1,000)

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1118

LOT OF NAZI TABLEWEAR. Lot includes 6 forks with eagle swastika / “DR” on the handle and “.910” purity mark on the reverse, along with #243. There are also 6 table knives and one butter knife with the same markings on the handle and stainless steel blades. There are two plain silver-plated napkin rings marked “DR” on one side and numbered #1 and #16. There is also a cruet set with the same eagle marking on ovals, front and back, stamped “ALPAK / 243” on the bottom. The crystal bottles are slightly different in size and probably came from two different sets. There is also a 39” x 63” tablecloth with the same design as the silverware & having the number 243 embroidered in red at one corner, and four napkins of the same design, 3 of which have the number 243 embroidered in the corner. Accompanying these items is documentation from the man who captured this service from Herman Goering’s “Deutsche Reichsbahn Salon Car 243”. This was part of Goering’s Treasure Train. There is also a short excerpt from a book regarding the capture of this train. CONDITION: Generally fine. Both cruets are chipped around the lip and one has some scratching as it is too large for the hole in the container. One of the napkins has a hole; otherwise fine. 4-54339 FS328 (2,500-3,500)

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1118A.

SHARPS CONVERTED PISTOL RIFLE. SN 868. Cal. .38. 35-3/8” rnd bbl. The patch box on this rifle is engraved “SPORTING RIFLE / -USED BY- / Edw. Kendell. Tyrone.N.Y. / COUSIN OF Lewis Sunderlin / With Gen. Sherman- / on his / March to the Sea”. The rifle has also been converted to fire a center fire shot with an extractor mounted on the right side of the action. Accompanying the gun is a large packet of material concerning Kendell’s service in the 107th New York Infantry from 1862 to the end of the war. He was wounded at Gettysburg but continued in service until June 5, 1865. The patch box and converted action are shown in Frank Sellers’ Sharps Firearms. CONDITION: Retains most of the varnish on the wood. Strong silver-plating on the patch box, buttplate and forearm tip. Strong traces of blue remain on the bbl, which is mostly turned to brown with scattered spots of pitting. Action has 40% fading case hardening colors. Action is fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54199 (6,500-8,500)

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1119

WESTERN-SHIPPED SHARPS MEACHAM CONVERSION RIFLE. SN C48385. Cal. .45/70. 28” rnd bbl. In addition to the standard Sharps marking on the bbl, this one is marked “FROM W.F. SHEARD LIVINGSTON MONT”. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to heavy pitting overall. Bbl is battered around the rear sight. Buttstock has been broken and repaired and does not fit the action well. It has been sanded and refinished. There is a trace of casehardening below the hammer on the lockplate. Action is good. Classic western “Buffalo Gun”. 4-53878 (3,000-5,000)

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1120

SHARPS BORCHARDT SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 40-70 Sharps Straight. SN 17921. Standard sporting rifle with 28″ oct bbl, windage adjustable Lyman 17A globe front sight, an “1876” dated Sharps ladder rear sight and a reproduction Sharps vernier tang sight. The top flat of the bbl is marked with the maker’s name & address and “OLD RELIABLE”. The bore has been relined and is brilliant shiny. The left side of the bbl has the orig caliber marking “40 2-1/2”. It has the usual markings on the left side of the receiver. It has uncheckered wood with semi-schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with coarse checkered Sharps steel buttplate. Accompanied by box of tools including a Lyman bullet mold and RCBS handles, paper for patching bullets, an RCBS sizing die, two 50-rnd boxes of reloadable brass made from 405 Winchester and an RCBS cartridge block. Also included is a sizing die and de-capping pin, along with a loading formula for the 330-grain bullet that Mr. Jackson states is a fine shooter. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & receiver retain a mottled blue/brown patina with some spots of light rust. Stock has a couple of hairlines at the receiver and a spliced repair in the forearm, otherwise is sound with small nicks & scratches and a couple of gouges in the buttstock. Mechanics are fine. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54417 JR108 (1,000-2,000)

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1121

EXTREMELY RARE MONTSTORM SPORTING RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .45. 27” multistage bbl. Marked “Wm MONT. STORM / Inventor. / N.Y.” on the bottom of the oct breechblock. The bbl has an oct section at the breech, which is screwed to the plated brass frame. A 3” 16-sided section follows this with the remainder being round. William Montgomery Storm held a large number of gun patents from 1853 to 1878; they are usually known at Montstorm due to a peculiarity of his signature. He patented this rifle 8 July, 1856. There is a short stub, which was probably intended to hold a loading rod, under the frame. CONDITION: Fine. 60% dull brown on the bbl and about 90% silver-plating on the frame. German silver and steel mountings on the stock do not appear to have ever been finished. Mechanically fine. 4-54288 FS64 (2,000-3,000)

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1122

RARE AND UNUSUAL BREECH LOADING RIFLE. Cal. 32 RF. SN 191. Unique little rifle, was built on a Holden open side rifle frame. This rifle has 23-7/8” oct bbl with five lands and grooves conventional rifling with left hand twist. It has a Lyman combination front sight and a 2-position ladder rear sight typical of Holden. It has almost the identical shape and contour of his better-known open side rifle with uncheckered wood, a heavy splinter forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate and faceted tang. The top rear section of the receiver is mounted with a unique tang sight built of iron and horn. The hammer has an offset ear to accommodate this sight. The unique action functions when the hammer is at half cock and the iron and horn bolt handle on the right side is pulled to the rear. This causes the nickel-plated brass breechblock to pivot to the left exposing the chamber, reminiscent of a Martini breechloader laid on its side. If the bolt is pulled further to the rear it actuates the extractor. The lever holding the trigger has been permanently screwed to the bottom of the frame. Two screws and the orig hole plugged have replaced the orig bbl takedown pin. The bottom of the receiver has two holes for which there does not appear to be a purpose. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. Ex-Eldon Owens Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue turning plum in some areas with light edge wear. Receiver retains 25-30% orig blue with the balance dark patina. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks and scratches and a few bruises on the butt stock and retains most of its orig varnish. Hammer is not stable at half cock, otherwise the mechanics are fine and it has a brilliant shiny bore. 4-55012 JR724 (4,000-7,000)

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1123

VERY RARE C.B. HOLDEN 1ST MODEL OPEN SIDE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Long. SN 18. Referred to as “Holden’s Patent 1862 Rifle”, it has a 24” oct bbl, fixed dovetail front sight and Holden’s short ladder 2-position rear sight. The top flat between the frame and rear sight is marked “C.B. HOLDEN’S PATENT / APRIL 1862”. The bore has five wide lands with narrow grooves, conventional rifling, and left hand twist. It has a silver plated bronze receiver and lever with a silver plated bronze crescent buttplate with faceted tang. The wood is very nicely grained uncheckered American walnut with splinter forearm and straight stock. There is a small rectangular plate tacked to the bottom of the stock with the number “295”. This unusual rifle is made with the entire right side of the receiver open exposing two finger loops, which are actually the striker and bolt. The striker can be operated at any time, however in order to open the bolt one must first open the lever which disengages the lock. Then the bolt can be retracted and the empty case extracted. When a fresh cartridge is inserted the bolt is manually pushed forward and the lever closed before the trigger will engage. No other safety is present. There is a sling loop attached to the front of the trigger guard. Accompanied by a copy of a brief biography of C.B. Holden. Ex-Eldon Owens Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue turning plum. Receiver retains about 60% oxidized silver-plating and the lever and buttplate about 70%. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its bright orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore with some light very fine pitting near the muzzle and a couple of spots down the bore. 4-55016 JR725 (4,000-7,000)

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1124

HOLDEN OPEN FRAME SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF. SN 1309. Scarce iron frame model of an estimated total production of 200, most of which were bronze frame. It has a 24″ oct bbl, Holden dovetail front sight and small Henry style ladder rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with small forearm and straight stock, semi-crescent steel buttplate. The front of the trigger guard has a sling swivel. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being an overall light gray patina with traces of darker patina in the sheltered areas and some light chemical spotting on the receiver. Wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54019 JR7 (800-1,200)

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1125

RARE WILKINSON SPORTING RIFLE. SN 15. Cal. 44. 26” oct bbl. Marked “J. D. WILKINSON’S / PATENT / AUG. 29. 1871.” on top of the bbl. This rifle has a rotating breechblock with a handle on the upper tang. The hammer has been modified or replaced. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall; wood has been lightly cleaned and reoiled; mechanically good. 4-54289 FS62 (500-1,000)

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1126

STEVENS MODEL 51 SCHUTZEN RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 1729. A beautiful high quality target rifle with 29-7/8″ #2 weight oct to rnd bbl, with windage adjustable globe front sight, no provision for a mid bbl sight and a fine thick base, windage adjustable, mid-range, vernier tang sight. There is an inscription on the bottom of the bbl, just forward of the forearm “DOWNEAST A & C AMHERST NH”. The receiver is very nicely engraved with about 50% coverage deep foliate arabesque patterns, fine borderlines and rosettes around the pins & screws. It has dbl set triggers and a small Schutzen style lever with walnut panels. It has very nicely grained American walnut wood with checkered schnable tipped forearm and Schutzen buttstock with sweeping cheek piece and medium tine steel Schutzen buttplate. The stock has an old repair through the wrist with an amateur attempt at re-checkering and there is a wide hand cut dovetail on the bottom flat of the bbl underneath the forearm where someone apparently has had a palm rest installed. Accompanied by an Ideal bullet mold for pointed bullets and another for flat nose bullets along with an Ideal loading tool, missing the expander plug and a 5/16″ patch cutter. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% dull orig blue with some minor spotting and a nick or two with some thinning over the chamber area. Receiver retains 25-30% muted case colors with a spot or two of bright color and the balance turned silver. Wood, as previously noted, also has a repaired crack in the tip of the forearm on both sides and retains most of an old restored finish with minor nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54416 JR107 (3,000-6,000)

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1127

SEDGLEY CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN DALLAS. Beautiful custom rifle with 28″ heavy rnd bbl, Lyman 17A globe front sight in the front dovetail and with a wonderful 9-1/2″ long matted rib for target scope at the rear end. The left side of the bbl has the Sedgley name & address and the caliber. Standard high wall receiver is very nicely engraved with about 70% coverage light foliate arabesque pattern engraving. The top tang is mounted with a Lyman locking windage tang sight and it has a single set trigger. The wood is very nicely grained American walnut with long checkered rounded forearm and deep capped pistol grip stock, 13-5/8″ over a checkered Winchester steel buttplate. The lever has been modified to Martini style to accommodate the pistol grip. The stock & forearm have sling swivel studs for Winchester deluxe swivels. Accompanied by an orig 16-page Sedgley catalogue with information regarding these rifles. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks showing very light wear. Receiver is possibly an old refinish or was engraved before being modified at Sedgley as the engraving is somewhat thinned. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Catalogue shows moderate wear with some slight soil and a fold with slightly loose staples. 4-54428 JR101 (3,000-5,000)

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1128

CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 40-65. SN 51518. Beautiful custom built high wall with 30″, about #2 weight rnd bbl, spirit level Redfield globe front sight and a Michael Stevens reproduction Soule windage Vernier tang sight with Redfield adjustable eye piece. The stock is by Griffin & Howe (mid 1950’s) modified by reducing the height at the comb. The wood is highly figured American walnut with long, rounded, checkered forearm and checkered pistol grip buttstock with cheek piece, 13-1/4″ over an extension and thin pad. The forearm has a reproduction case head inlaid near the tip. The bottom of the bbl, under the forearm, has the rifle serial number and the gunsmith’s initials “JW” (John Wills) in a circle. The hammer has been lightened and its fall shortened. There is a “thru-bolt” in the buttstock to insure stiffness. Accompanied by about 200-rnds of formed & sized brass, a 3-die set of RCBS reloading dies, a Redding sizing & trim die, two molds (1-Lyman & 2- Paul Jones) with a set of RCBS handles, a Wilson swage & punch and a wad cutter. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal and wood with bright blue and fine wood finish with the wood having very minor nicks & scratches and an old repair through the wrist. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54415 JR110 (1,500-2,500)

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1129

CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 45-2.4” (45-100 Sharps Straight). SN 113378. Fine heavy custom target rifle with 32″ about #3 weight rnd bbl, with Winchester style spirit level windage adjustable globe front sight by Michael Stevens and a evens reproduction Soule windage adjustable Vernier tang sight with Merit style aperture. The top of the bbl is drilled & tapped for target scope blocks. The bbl is unmarked except for the caliber and has an extra hole in the bottom under the forearm, apparently for an additional lockdown screw. The left side of the receiver is drilled & tapped for a receiver sight. It is mounted with highly figured American walnut buttstock and long squared forearm with a reproduction cartridge head inlaid near the tip. It is uncheckered with pistol grip and cheek piece, 13-3/8″ over a thin white line pad. Accompanied by about 300-rnds of formed brass, one unloaded cartridge and spare inserts for the front sight. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal and wood retain about all of their fine custom finish with some light pitting on the receiver. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54414 JR111 (1,500-2,500)

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1130

CUSTOM SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. Cal. .22 Donaldson Wasp. SN 26446. Fine target rifle built on a 1925 era kKettner droplock action that is beautifully engraved in Germanic style with two chamois in a mountain scene on the left side and a bugling stag in a forest scene on the right side. It has matching foliate engraving over the top of the receiver and down the top tang, top of the breechblock, lever and lower tang. It has dbl set triggers and an unusual thumb safety on the top tang. It also has a mortised peep sight built into the top tang. The wood is nicely grained American walnut, uncheckered, with long squared forearm with reproduction cartridge head inlaid near the tip and pistol grip stock with palm swell and shallow cheek piece, 13-3/4″ over an old black pad. Accompanied by about 300-rnds of formed brass, a set of Redding form dies, a Wilson die and a homemade set of reloading dies. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most all of its orig bright custom finish and the receiver silvered case colors with some faded case colors on the lever. Wood is sound and retains most of its orig custom finish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54413 JR112 (1,000-1,500)

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1131

FUNK MARTINI SCHUETZEN RIFLE. No serial number visible, approx. Cal. 30 (probably 8.15 x 46 mm). 29-3/4” oct bbl with rib for sight. Marked in gold “CHRISTOPH FUNK IN SUHL” on top of the bbl. The action, including the trigger guard and the buttplate, are engraved with gold and silver wire inlaid in the vines. The sights are replaced and ramrod is missing. CONDITION: 90% thinning dull blue on the bbl. Gray patina on the balance of the metal. Buttstock shows much damage to the varnish on the right side and has dents and scratches on both. Mechanically fine. 4-54936 (1,500-2,500)

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1132

ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 1225. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight in the rear seat with a seat cut into the top of the receiver. It has beautifully grained rosewood stock with 1st type buttplate with rounded heel & trap. The receiver has full coverage Samuel J. Hoggson engraving with about 85% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with four blossoms and leaves at the bottom center of both sideplates. It has Hoggson’s trademark wavy border patterns with arabesque pattern on the raised areas in front of the sideplates. The engraving extends over the top three flats, around the hammer, on the top tang and buttplate tang. The carrier is inscribed, in beautiful period engraving, “A.C. Osborn.” The main engraving pattern is identical to serial number 1570 as pictured on page 26 of the book Winchester Engraving, Wilson, which also has a rosewood stock. All matching including all of the screws with the serial number appearing on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the tang of the buttplate. The follower tab is missing and replaced with a knurled screw and the pivot screw at the muzzle is also missing and replaced with a knurled screw. A very unusual feature of this rifle is the right hand mounted sling swivel base, low in the buttstock. The swivel is broken away leaving only the base and the sling loop is missing from the bbl gullet. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue, strong in the gullets, thinning on the sharp edges and turning plum on the bottom of the magazine tube, being a light silver/gray patina back near the receiver. Bbl markings are sharp. Receiver retains 65-70% orig silver-plating, strong in the sheltered areas, thinning on the sides, bottom and tang. Buttstock has a couple of grain checks by the swivel base with minor nicks & scratches and a gouge by the buttplate and another on the right wrist. Lever and hammer are mostly a silver/gray patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-54529 JR122 (50,000-100,000)

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1133

ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 11740. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, German silver front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight, missing its slide. It has very nicely figured American walnut stock with factory sling swivel in the butt and a staple on the left side of the bbl. The numbers are all matching with the serial number appearing on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel in the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttstock. The serial number on the lower tang appears to have been stamped over but appears to be the correct size and shape and likely was an item recycled at the plant. The left side of the top tang under the wood is stamped with a large “E” and the left side of the lower tang has the number “29”. An educated guess is that the “E” signifies engraving and the “29” is an assembly number, although it was not observed anywhere else on the rifle. The screws are all correct Henry style screws. The receiver is engraved in the trademark Samuel J. Hoggson motif consisting of his distinctive running deer on the left side plate with panels of foliate arabesque engraving surrounding and matching engraving on the front side flats, the right sideplate is engraved with matching patterns and there are light motifs up over the top three flats, the back edge of the receiver and top tang. The buttplate tang is engraved to match. The tip of the lower tang has three curious small dots, which correspond with three small dots on the adjoining wood. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain a smooth mottled silver/brown patina, dark in the sheltered areas with scattered spots of light rust and discoloration. Receiver is outstanding, retaining 80-85% strong orig silver-plating with only edge wear and some losses on the bottom. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish with moderate nicks & scratches and a small gouge on the comb. Buttplate retains about 85% silver-plating. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some shine and scattered light to moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54643 JR125 (25,000-40,000)

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1134

FINE ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 1085. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has German silver front sight blade and 1st type Henry ladder rear sight with dovetails on the bbl and rear of the receiver. It is fitted with nicely figured straight grain buttstock and 1st type round heel brass buttplate with trap. It has orig sling loops on the left side of the bbl and high on the left side of the buttstock. The receiver has beautiful full coverage engraving by Samuel J. Hoggson, identical to the work on serial number 1011 as illustrated on page 50 of the 1979 edition of The Winchester Book, George Madis. The engraving extends over all three top flats of the receiver, around the hammer and down the top tang. The buttplate tang is engraved to match. The serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood and inside the buttplate tang. It also is found on the long top tang screw and the upper buttplate screw. The other three wood screws are replacements. No serial number was observed in the top tang channel of the buttstock, therefore it must be assumed that the stock is an old replacement. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% dull orig blue with slightly worn edges and a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains about 40-50% orig silver-plating, strong in the sheltered areas. Stock is sound and retains most of an old high gloss varnish finish with a small chip at the toe. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54528 JR121 (30,000-50,000)

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1135

ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 4783. Typical Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, German silver front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight with no dovetail on the receiver. It has straight grain stock with factory sling swivel on the left side and corresponding staple on the left side of the bbl. The receiver is beautifully engraved in standard L.D. Nimschke pattern consisting of rich scrolls of foliate arabesque patterns with a blank center panel on the side plates. The forward flats are matching engraved with scrolls of intertwined foliate arabesque patterns, all with punch dot background. It has three fine lines at the front & rear edges of the receiver, the top flat is lightly engraved and the top tang is beautifully engraved. The exact patterns are pictured on page 49 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. The serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood. The stock and buttplate are modern day replacements and the lever appears to be from an 1866 rifle as it is short in making contact with the latch. The two top tang screws are orig style Henry screws with the lower tang screw and buttplate screws being replacements. CONDITION: Good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a mottled silver/brown patina having recently been cleaned. Rotating tip of the magazine tube has several small dents. There are small dents on each side of the bbl by the sight. Receiver shows moderate wear with slightly rounded corners and some hammer marks on the top of both sideplates. Stock is a poor fit with gaps around the receiver and tips of the tangs. The buttplate has been fiber-glassed to fit. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54644 JR126 (12,500-22,500)

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1136

MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 3285. Fine martial Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral magazine, German silver front sight and 2nd type 1,000-yard Henry ladder rear sight in the rear seat. No seat is cut in the receiver. The right side of the bbl is marked “C.G.C.” with a tiny “H” and the receiver is marked with a tiny “H” and a “C”. The left heel of the buttplate has a partial “H” inspector mark with another small “H” at the left heel of the stock and the right side of the wrist has a very faint, almost indistinguishable, outline of the cartouche. All matching numbers with the serial number appearing on the left side of the lower tang under the wood in the top tang channel of the stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. The screws appear to be all orig Henry screws except the lower tang screw, which is a replacement. The left side of the buttstock and bbl have factory sling loops and with the distinctive “Henry bump” below the stock swivel. It has an old replacement orig style leather sling. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 60% dark plum/brown patina, thin toward the receiver at the carry point with small nicks & dings and some light surface pitting on the right side of the bbl. Receiver is a medium dark mustard patina with small nicks, dings & scratches and some hammer marks on the left side at the top of the sideplate. Appears to have been cleaned a long time ago. Stock is sound with moderate nicks & scratches and a couple of bruises and minor chipping near the toe with a deeper bruise by the lower tang and retains 40-50% orig finish with the balance a dark patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Sling is fine. 4-54952 JR123 (30,000-50,000)

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1137

MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 5447. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight and 900-yard ladder rear sight without a seat in the top of the receiver. It has straight grain walnut stock without sling swivels and has the “Henry bump” with later style brass buttplate with pointed heel and a trap. All matching, with the serial number appearing on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel of the stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. The tang screws appear to be orig while the buttplate screws are probably very old replacements. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a fine smooth dark plum/brown patina with sharp edges. Receiver was cleaned and is now beginning to patinate. It has a minor ding or two around the sideplates. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with heavy pitting. Extractor appears to have the tip broken away. 4-54925 JR124 (10,000-15,000)

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1137A.

CIVIL WAR ERA HENRY RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 6648. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral magazine tube, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. The orig dovetail was professionally filled a long time ago and moved about 2-3/4″ forward of the orig position, through the lettering. It has usual brass receiver and crescent buttplate with trap. The left side of the buttstock and the left side of the bbl have factory sling swivels with the remnants of the Henry bump below the stock swivel. The stock swivel base appears to be orig with a replacement stud & loop. The serial number is found on the left side of the lower tang under the wood inside the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. These rifles were used extensively throughout the Civil War and were largely private purchase by various units. The Confederates used them after they were captured on the battlefield. CONDITION: About good to very good. All matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain a mottled medium silver/brown patina with scattered light pitting and some wrench marks on the sides between the receiver and the rear sight. Front sight has been soldered in place and the muzzle cap screw is a replacement. Receiver is a dark mustard patina showing moderate to heavy wear with some light hammer marks by the sideplates, around the carrier opening and ejection port. Stock is nicked and dinged with heavy wear and has a crack in the right wrist with traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, a little loose, worn dark bore. 4-55305 JR737 (17,000-22,000)

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1137B.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 161048. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ octagon bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. It also has a steel forend tip. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 70% orig blue, strong and bright in the sheltered areas turning plum over the forend area, thin over the chamber area. Magazine tube retains about 40% orig blue, primarily in the sheltered area with the bottom thin and turning plum. Receiver is very fine with good edges, some light hammer marks on the left sideplate and retains about 95% orig blue on the loading gate. Lever retains traces of orig dark case colors and the hammer about 75% thin case colors. Wood is sound with the forearm showing moderate to heavy wear, a couple of old worn gouges and a nice oiled patina. Buttstock has light handling & use marks and retains 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-55306 JR738 (17,000-22,000)

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1138

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 CF. SN 42916. Standard musket with 27″ rnd bbl, 7/8 magazine, square base front sight with broken 2-pc flip rear sight. It has straight grain walnut with 3/4-length forearm and straight stock with brass musket buttplate with trap. The forestock and magazine have three bands with the front band having a lug for saber bayonet and the middle band a sling loop with corresponding loop on the buttstock. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a medium blue/brown patina with scattered spots of light pitting. . Receiver has rounded edges and numerous small light nicks & scratches, otherwise retains a nice medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of pitting. Top of the receiver at the front of the ejection port and corresponding area of the bbl has been filed away, apparently to accommodate the longer 44-40 type cartridge. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54587 JR153 (2,500-3,500)

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1139

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 162541. Late production 4th model with iron mountings, 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine and late style front magazine band. It has a square base barleycorn front sight and a later carbine express sight with two broken leaves. It is fitted with straight grain walnut and an iron carbine buttplate with trap and has a staple and ring in the left side of the receiver. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine as having been received in the warehouse June 22, 1883 and shipped March 25, 1884 to Order #11408. CONDITION: Good. Iron all retains a dark brown patina with light surface pitting. Bbl markings are clear, loading gate is a replacement as is the rear sight. Receiver is clean with a few minor nicks & dings around the lever screw and has been polished a long time ago but is now beginning to patinate. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with usual handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, strong frosty bore with a ring about 2-1/2″ from the muzzle. 4-54047 JR41 (3,000-5,000)

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1140

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 165136. Late standard grade rifle with oct bbl cut to 20″ with full magazine tube, modified front sight and a broken Henry style rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain wood with straight grip & crescent brass buttplate with trap. It has early style forend cap with tab for sling swivel with a corresponding swivel in the buttstock. CONDITION: Poor to fair. No orig finish remains, with the iron being a silver/gray patina. Receiver battered & dinged with rounded edges. Replaced lever lock and two or three replaced screws. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, on the right side of the wrist and the forearm has longitudinal crack with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and most of an old refinish. Extractor is missing. Mechanics are good, strong dark bore with two rings about mid-point. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54584 JR150 (1,000-2,000)

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1141

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 99580. Spectacular exhibition quality rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. It has 2/3 magazine with spectacular, center crotch-cut, sunburst, flame grain, 4X walnut, buttstock & forearm with “H” style checkering and pistol grip stock with black wedge insert and Winchester embossed, hard rubber, shotgun buttplate. The receiver is engraved with about $5.00 engraving which consists of about 80% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the left side surrounding the vignette of a large panel inlaid with gold lettering in period script “Winchester / Repeating Arms Co. / 1895”, all surrounded with gold wire inlay. The right side has a vignette of a bugling bull elk with light flourishes of arabesque patterns and a nice wavelet border. The bottom of the receiver has a large flourish and a small one top of the receiver and another behind the hammer. The bottom of the stock has a large gold initial plate inscribed with the intertwined initials “WRACO”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with a flat top sporting rear sight and no mention of the tang sight. It shows that it was shipped May 23, 1895 to Order 11542. Returned & repaired January 6, 1899. The letter states that it had $5.00 engraving and that “Winchester Repeating Arms Co., 1895-iinlaid in gold”. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely and professionally restored to near factory orig specifications with brilliant case colors on the lever & hammer. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-55035 JR699 (35,000-50,000)

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1142

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-65. SN 99729. Wonderful take down rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full matted top, spirit level windage adjustable front sight, “1886” marked ladder rear sight and Lyman tang sight, close coupled and dbl set triggers. It has nicely figured, about 2X, walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with black wedge insert and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. It is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and listing “inside parts nickel” and indicating shipment April 19, 1895 to order #10225. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90-92% orig blue turned dull. Magazine tube retains about 85% dull orig blue and the receiver about 75% bright blue turned silver on the bottom and back edges of the top of the receiver. Lever retains faded case colors in the sheltered areas and the hammer about 90% faded case colors. Wood is sound with normal light handling & use marks showing moderate to heavy wear on the forearm and moderate wear on the pistol grip with the forearm retaining 60-65% strong bright piano varnish. Buttstock retains about 90% orig varnish beginning to crackle with a small spot of softened varnish. Buttplate is a gray metal color. Internal parts appear to retain generous amounts of their orig nickel-plating. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Front sight may be a modern replacement. 4-54329 JR202 (25,000-40,000)

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1143

WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Ex (50-110). SN 93906. Scarce ’86 in a rare caliber with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The receiver appears to have been originally case colored. The wood is beautiful 3-4X center crotch cut sunburst American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine shaped pistol grip with black insert and crescent buttplate. A Winchester Gun Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and indicating that it was shipped with a Lyman hunting front sight and a Lyman rear sight with disc accompanies it. It also states that the drop (of the stock) was to be 4″. This is a rare feature, especially for such a large caliber. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a medium plum/brown patina with some spots of light discoloration and a few small nicks and scratches. Magazine tube retains about 90% thinning blue/brown patina. Receiver is mostly a dark gray patina with traces of silvered case colors. Lever, hammer & buttplate are mostly a blue/brown patina. Wood is sound and retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some scattered spots of light pitting. A fine, rare “Big Bore” ’86. 4-53737 JR31 (20,000-30,000)

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1144

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 127935. Scarce standard grade lightweight rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, rare full magazine with low pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight and modified semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured walnut with straight stock and Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue with fine light surface rust on the bbl. Receiver retains 25-30% thin blue, flaked to a light patina with some light surface rust. Wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54891 JR219 (4,000-6,000

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1145

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 137781. Standard grade carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight, rare half magazine, case colored receiver with a stud & ring in the left side. It has straight grain American walnut with straight grip & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal overall retains a light smooth even gray/brown patina with traces of case colors in the sheltered areas and one small patch of fine pitting. Wood is sound with a dark oil finish with a couple of very minor storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains most of a restored finish. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. 4-54889 JR214 (4,500-6,000)

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1146

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 122609. Standard grade rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, button magazine, low pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has straight grain walnut wood, uncheckered with straight grip & Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 93-95% thinning restored blue with a worn spot on the top about mid-point. Receiver retains about 85% restored blue and the lever & hammer about 90%. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains all of its old restored finish. Good mechanics. Strong bright bore, a little rough in the grooves. 4-54893 JR224 (2,500-4,000)

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1147

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 93222. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains being an even smooth brown patina on the bbl & magazine tube with scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver is mostly a silver/brown patina with a ding on the bottom. Wood is sound with usual light to moderate handling & use nicks & scratches with a small gouge on the forearm and retain a smooth hand rubbed patina. Good mechanics. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-54890 JR199 (3,000-4,000)

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1148

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 104105. Standard grade rifle with special order 28″ bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain an even dark plum patina with a few light nicks & scratches and a small spot or two of light rust, a little heavier on the left side toward the muzzle. Receiver retains traces of case colors around the back of the loading gate with the balance silvered case colors mixed with dark patina. Light to moderate pitting on the left side. Lever & hammer retain traces of case colors. Wood is sound with a filled area on the forearm and others around the tang of the butt stock and retains most of a refinish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with a few very scattered spots of orange peel. 4-54892 (2,500-3,500)

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1149

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 31809. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, modified half-nickel front sight and modified semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored, retaining virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal and wood, case colored receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap with blued buttplate. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light orange peel pitting. 4-54043 JR1 (1,250-1,750)

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1150

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 116326. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight, flat top rear sight with a homemade elevator. The receiver is case colored and it is fitted with very nicely figured walnut forearm and straight grip stock with Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains an even smooth plum/blue patina with scattered light spots of surface rust. Magazine retains about 95% dull orig blue with light surface spotting. Receiver retains 20-25% orig case colors, faded and mostly on the left side with the balance a light brown patina mixed with silvered case colors. Wood is sound with the forearm having numerous small nicks, scratches & dings with a couple of deep scratches and retains 30-40% thin orig varnish. Buttstock has a couple of light gouges and a few small nicks & scratches and a repaired chip at the wrist and retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with some roughness in the grooves. 4-54888 JR226 (3,500-5,000)

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1151

CUSTOM WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 71664. Standard grade rifle with a Morrison (Bradford, ME) 26″ oct bbl with ivory bead Lyman front sight and flat top rear sight. It has half magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Billy Morrison is an extremely well known Central Maine gunsmith with a long reputation for quality workmanship. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its custom Morrison finish to both metal and wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54023 JR6 (1,250-1,750)

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1152

RARE POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND G.W. MORSE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Serial number not visible. Extremely rare, important development in the progression of lever action rifles. This rifle has a 28″ oct bbl, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has the caliber marking behind the sight and in front of the sight, reading from receiver to muzzle “G.W. MORSE / PATENTED OCT 28TH 1856”. It has a full magazine with a magazine band dovetailed into the bottom flat near the muzzle. It has highly figured uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with Winchester style sliding brass trap. The forearm cap is secured with a wedge and also has a small screw through steel escutcheons. The receiver, although very similar to the early Whitney with flat side with radiused, raised front and rear edges and it has an “S” shaped lever. It differs in that it has a right hand loading gate and the carrier stays in the up position until forced by forward pressure on the lever into the lower position to receive a fresh cartridge from the magazine. The top tang is marked “A. BURGESS” with patent dates of January 7 & October 19. The year is not complete having only the first two numbers “18”. The bolt is very unusual in that it has a locking block attached to the solid lever and employs a carrier similar to Winchester’s. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong bright orig blue with minor handling & storage marks and a few light scratches on the receiver. Wood is sound with a series of small gouges on the bottom along with other light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54599 JR173 (4,000-7,000)

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1153

RARE TIESING PROTOTYPE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). NSN. This rare rifle has attributes & similarities to a number of rifles being produced at the time this one was being developed. It has a 24″ oct bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight and early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges similar to the early style Winchester Model 1873 sight, but longer. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate that contains a 4-pc brass & iron-wiping rod. The magazine band and forend cap are very similar to the style and location of the band found on the Morse rifle being sold elsewhere in this catalogue. The receiver resembles a Model 73 and Marlin Cross with removable sideplates and a raised upper frame, which accommodates the mortised dust cover, which is attached to the bolt. The dust cover is engraved “F.W. TIESING’S PATENT / MAY 22. 1877”. It has Winchester Model 73 style lever & hammer with Winchester style lever lock. One of the primary differences is in the loading gate, which is on the bottom of the receiver, rather than the side. It also has another feature of the Morse rifle or vice versa in that the carrier stays in the up position until forward pressure on the lever forces it downward to receive a fresh cartridge from the magazine. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 164 & 165 of EVOLUTION OF THE WINCHESTER, McDowell. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig blue. Receiver is mostly a thin blue/gray patina with some strong blue in the sheltered areas. Sideplates retain about 95% orig blue and the lever about 90% thin orig blue with the hammer retaining bright case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig bright varnish. Mechanics are fine with bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54645 JR715 (5,000-10,000)

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1154

MODERN COPY OF A NELSON KING IMPROVED HENRY RIFLE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 1. Very unusual rifle with 20″ oct bbl, full magazine, Winchester style dovetail front sight and Spencer style carbine ladder rear sight with exposed tension spring. It has a silver-plated brass frame, forend cap and buttplate with uncheckered walnut stock & forearm with straight grip & crescent buttplate with trap. The receiver is nearly identical to a Model 66 with a King’s Patent style loading gate and a deeper radius cut on the bottom in front of the carrier opening. The front band is heavy machined steel similar to a Henry. The forend cap is nearly squared with slightly radiused front edge and the buttplate is almost identical to a Henry. It has a Model 66 sized straight lever with a large butterfly latch. The top of the receiver and top flat of the bbl are stamped “NK” and the serial number appears on about every part visible. The hammer is high spurred like a Model 66 and it has a Model 66 style bolt & carrier with top extractor. It appears that it may have been originally designed as either a rim fire or center fire. It is unknown what the actual caliber is but a 44-40 will not function in the action. Neither will a 44 American but it is center fire. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube, lever, sights and front band are still in the white with good polish. Receiver, buttplate and forend cap are silver-plated and retain virtually all of this fine plating. Mechanics are dry but function well, bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54606 JR716 (2,000-3,000)

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1154A.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 “DOUBLE-W” CARTRIDGE BOARD. Spectacular board 49″ x 31-1/2″ image size consisting of a total of 182 cartridges, seven grooved & eight paper patch bullets, eleven paper & nine brass shot shells, nine cap & primer tins, all mounted on a heavy cardboard background with primary green color having a center vignette of two hunters with Winchester rifles observing a dead bear. There are two other vignettes of a flying mallard and a bull moose. It has the usual logos & legends. It is mounted in a gold lined oak frame that appears to be the original and it has the original decal in the center on the back with the stencil number “2043” towards the lower right center. CONDITION: Board is fly specked with a few scrapes and light handling marks with the color slightly faded. Vignettes are all fine with the center one sharp & crisp, lightly faded. Cartridges appear to be original, generally in good shape with some slight oxidation on the casings and to the lead bullets. A few of the casings are showing minor deterioration from galvanic corrosion (two dissimilar metals in close contact with humidity). Primer and cap boxes also appear to be in fine condition. A few of the cartridges appear to have been reattached but do not distract from the board. Four corner-support braces in the back are missing. 4-54113 JR735 (14,000-20,000)

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1154B.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1902 DOUBLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. A cartridge board without cartridges produced by Winchester and rarely encountered in their orig form. It has a 49″ x 31-1/2″ image, nearly identical to the 1897 board with the addition of four more handgun cartridges and four additional rifle cartridges. The center vignette is identical with the two hunters and a dead bear while the duck has been moved to where his bill is completely visible and is referred to as the smiling duck. The moose is also slightly changed and is referred to as the contented moose. The logos and legends are virtually identical. It is mounted in its orig gold lined oak frame with the back being covered by heavy cardboard. CONDITION: Image is sharp and crisp with dark vivid colors, slightly faded on the center vignette. Frame is in extremely fine condition with only some minor corner damage. A rare and desirable board. 4-54114 JR736 (4,500-6,500)

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1154C.

LOT OF TWO FRAMED HERCULES POWDER ADVERTISING POSTERS. 1923 & 1924 “F.M. Spiegle” prints for Hercules Powder Company, both are 15″ x 20″ vertical images of what appear to be the same African American man & boy. The 1923 print depicts the two individuals in a snowy winter field scene with their hunting dog with the man having his hand through the bottom of his shoulder bag titled “I’se done lost de lunch”. CONDITION: Yellowed with light soil, a few chips in the edges, otherwise image and frame are fine. 1924 print depicts two similar people also in a winter scene, apparently out rabbit hunting with the man reloading a muzzle loader and the young man pointing with the title “Dah he goes!”. CONDITION: One or two very small chips in the edges, yellowed with light soil, frame is fine. 4-53768 JR734 (500-1,000)

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1154D.

MEDIUM SIZE FREDERIC REMINGTON BRONZE “CHEYENNE”. Fine early re-cast believed to have been done in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s depicts an Indian astride a running horse carrying his spear and shield with knife at his waist, executed in great detail. This re-cast was apparently from the orig mold as it retains some of the fine intricate details of the orig unlike the modern recasts being sold today. Consignor states he has been aware of this bronze since about 1952 and was only able to purchase it recently. It measures 20″ high x 24″ long and is mounted on a 1-1/2″ thick green marble base with brass plate on the front. CONDITION: Dusty, in need of a good cleaning & waxing, but very fine. 4-54984 JR693 (1,000-2,000)

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1154E.

TIN ADV SIGN FOR DUXBAK HUNTING CLOTHING. Self-framed tin sign depicts a quail hunting scene with a man from the 1920’s dressed in Duxbak hunting jacket shooting at quail with pointer at his side. The image originally painted by S. Watson and so marked at bottom of image. Sign originally printed by American Art, in Ohio. A terrific hunting image complete with remnants of the original instructions on the reverse of this sign. SIZE: 19-1/2” wide x 15-3/4” high. CONDITION: Scattered raised pinhead marks, some scratches and chipping, particularly on high spots of frame, otherwise condition generally good. 4-55053(800-1,200)

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1154F.

ORIGINAL JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG WATERCOLOR. An original watercolor on paper illustration by one of America’s most famous of all patriotic cartoonist and artist, James Montgomery Flagg. Flagg was extremely active during the First World War, and his patriotic recruiting poster, “I Want You for the U.S. Army” depicting Uncle Sam pointing directly at the viewer is an American icon. The image has been used over 80 years. Flagg literally modeled for his own images of Uncle Sam by dressing in an Uncle Sam uniform standing in front of a full-length mirror and painted each scene utilizing himself as the model. This wonderful original artwork, probably done in the teens or twenties, depicts a most important and patriotic message for the youth of any nation to strive for integrity, honesty, and service “Every Arrow Feels the Pull of the Earth-to Hit the Mark Aim High”. Apparently originally painted for the United States Historical Society, and so marked in the lower left-hand corner. Signed by Flagg in the lower right-hand corner. Nicely matted in patriotic colors of red, white, and blue in a contemporary frame. SIZE: Image only: 23-1/4″ wide x 17-3/4″ tall. CONDITION: Some staining beneath the target in the lower left hand side of the image, overall toning of coloration otherwise generally good. A wonderful patriotic image. 4-55055 (5,500-7,500)

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1154G.

LARGE FRAMED LITHOGRAPHED CARTRIDGE BOARD FOR UMC CARTRIDGES. This early 20th Century lithography advertisement promoting UMC shells and featuring a large vignette of the United States Navy’s great white fleet made most famous by Theodore Roosevelt policy of sending the entire fleet around the world in part to demonstrate to the nations of the world the tremendous might of the United States Navy. Each of the battleships in the image identified in the lower portion of the image printed by the Lindner, Eddy & Clauss Litho Co. New York. SIZE: Image only: Approx. 41″ wide x 27″ tall. CONDITION: Overall equally dispersed soiling and some light staining, worst of which is in the lower right hand corner and along the bottom border. Six or seven nail punctures scattered, mostly along the lower portion of the image and in the border, otherwise generally good. 4-55058 (1,200-1,800)

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1154H.

ORIGINAL TURN OF CENTURY PEN/INK CARTOON BY F. OPPER. This image depicting a comical Uncle Sam figure with volcanoes in the rear erupting symbolizing the Coal Trust, Railroad Trust, Oil Trust, Food Trust and Steel Trust and the outcomes it would produce. A presentation in the lower right “To W. B. Holland July 17, 1902″ signed F. Opper. Matted in a patriotic colored red, white and blue matte. SIZE: Image only: 16″ w x 20” t. CONDITION: Overall toning of paper but generally good. 4-55057(500-800)

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1154I.

ORIGINAL CRAYON AND CHARCOAL POLITICAL CARTOON BY HOWARD SANDEN. “Rutherford Hayes”. The image of the late President with symbols of industry, labor and other symbols of a capitalistic society and an image of Uncle Sam in the background. The cartoon is signed in the lower left “Howard Sanden” and titled at the bottom. Matted in patriotic colors of red, white and blue. SIZE: Image only 19″ wide x 25-1/4″ tall. CONDITION: Stains including one in the upper left hand corner above Uncle Sam, in the lower right and upper right. Some overall soiling, generally good condition. 4-55056 (350-650)

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1154J.

LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH. With identifying plaque, to Major William Price Shreve from the employees of Shreve, Crump, and Low Silverware Company in Boston in 1903. 19-1/2” x 23-5/8” sight. Photo of the seated Shreve, there are painted highlights on his sword, sash, buttons, and shirt. CONDITION: Carved wood frame is generally fine but has stains from brass polish around the plaque. Art gallery labels and cards on the back, but only one is partially readable. Paper covering on the back is shredded. 4-53806 X183 (200-400)

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1154K.

LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY DON TROIANI. . Print of Hampton’s Duel about 30” long x 25” high. This print shows Wade Hampton in action with Michigan Cavalry at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. This is a signed print, publisher’s proof #66 of 80, printed in 1995. CONDITION: New as issued; shrink wrap on board. 4-54856 (300-600)

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1154L.

LOT OF TWO FRAMED HAND COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS OF INDIANS. Both images are 9″ x 7″, framed in wide dark oak frames. (1) Titled “Black Bear / Sioux” with copyright “1899 F.A. Rinehart, Omaha”. The image is of an Indian in colorful war bonnet with beaded buckskin shirt holding a pipe. Only part of the photo is colored in with the rest being black & white. (2) Titled “Chief Wolf Robe / Cheyenne” with copyright “1898 F.A. Rinehart, Omaha”. The image is of an Indian man with long braids and a single feather in his hair wearing a plain vest with a green shirt and red neckerchief with a slide. He also has a peace medal on a ribbon around his neck. The entire image is hand colored. CONDITION: Both photos seem to be in fine condition as are the frames. 4-54525 4-54526 JR433 (200-400)

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1154M.

OIL ON BOARD PAINTING BY JOSEPH O’MALLEY. 12-1/2” x 9-5/8” sight, painting of a man on horseback overlooking a passing wagon train with mountains in the background. This is entitled on the back “- PIONERE JOURNEY – / – OIL -”. An undated biography of O’Malley is taped to the back. The Internet only shows two sales of his work at $358 & $1,112. CONDITION: Small amount of restoration. Small areas of in-painting above the tail of the horse and the front legs. This is probably not the first picture on this board, as there is a shadow of another horse where the wagon train is. 4-53805 FS330 (400-1,000)

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1154N.

INDIAN BURIAL SCENE. 24” x 17-5/8” oil on board with Indian and regalia on platform with spear in his horse beneath. Signed lower right “Two Bull. / Sioux / 74”. CONDITION: Painting is bright. Some scuffing on the frame and the dust paper on the back is torn. 4-53805-1 X182 (500-900)

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1154O.

OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF AN INDIAN CHIEF. 19-5/8” x 23-5/8” sight, signed in lower left “Troy Denton”. In ornate gold gesso frame, 33” x 37”. CONDITION: Fine. 4-53808 FS339 (750-1,500)

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1155

SPECTACULAR NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED SILVER & GOLD SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 25355. Fabulous single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, bull’s eye ejector rod head and diamond checkered ebony 2-pc grips. It is spectacularly engraved by L.D. Nimschke with about 60% coverage, extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The cylinder has a flourish in between each flute. The top strap is decorated with small squares & dots. The top of the backstrap has the traditional fan with a cross hatched & dot center. It has small flourishes at the top and bottom of the backstrap, on the butt strap, the bottom of the trigger guard and toe of the trigger guard. The sides of the frame at the bbl also have the cross hatched & dot patterns. The ejector rod housing is engraved with the square & dot patterns matching the top strap with a light border and flourishes at each end. The bbl has about 4″ of engraving on each side with a wave & dot border around the address with an arabesque flourish at the forward end as well as flourishes on each side of the muzzle. The muzzle and cylinder ends of the bbl have a dbl-incised line. Strangely the arabesque flourish on the top of the bbl is without punch dot background. The loading gate is engraved with a fan similar to that at the top of the backstrap and each side of the web at the rear end of the trigger plate has the cross hatched & dot pattern with the left side leaving a small panel with the cal. marking. The ejector rod housing, ejector rod head, cylinder & hammer have gold wash while the balance of the revolver is silver plated with niter blued screws, cylinder pin & trigger. A detailed 8 pg R.L. Wilson letter accompanies this. Included in this letter are extracted factory notes regarding the original shipment, which indicates shipment October 3, 1876 to J.P. Moores & Sons, New York City. Wilson also states the engraved decoration is a virtual match to set # 25499 and 26094 (sold by our firm in October 2003 for $276,000). A pair of grips similar to these can be found on a fine single action revolver in the Colt Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching. Overall retains about 95% strong orig silver & gold-plating with some fine pitting on the right side of the bbl near the front sight and on the bottom of the bbl by the ejector rod housing. There is another small area of fine pitting on the backstrap. Bottom of the bbl has a long scratch by the ejector rod housing. Cylinder is bright and clean, showing evidence of having been fired, with some lost plating on the front around the chambers that has turned to dark patina. Ejector rod housing retains fine gold-plating in the gullets with the outer edge being exposed silver-plating, which is the under-plating for this revolver. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig gold-plating with some light scuffs on the sides. Grips are sound with crisp checkering and very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp with strong bright bore and fine pitting near the cylinder end. Truly one of the more spectacular Colts to come to market in a long time. 4-54021 JR682 (80,000-120,000)

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1156

*FACTORY ENGRAVED LAW ENFORCEMENT USED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER “THE BOSS THORPE GUN”. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 355020. This revolver was owned and used, although not much, by R.D. “Boss” Thorp, who was Chief of Police of Austin, TX from1928-58 and pretty much ran in an ex-officio way, serving under a number of mayors. His family had old roots in Texas before the Civil War and moved to Austin when Boss was about four years old. He was apparently a very famous and well-liked individual in the area, so much so that in April 1995 the high school baseball field was named after him. Prior to beginning his law enforcement career Mr. Thorp was a semi-pro baseball player and played for the Tampico, Mexico team. There is a copy of a picture of him in 1920’s style baseball uniform.

The revolver has nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line address with 2-pc ox head ivory grips with Colt silver medallions. The engraving covers about 80% of the revolver and consists of extremely fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. The backstrap and butt are fully engraved with the panel on the backstrap inscribed is “BOSS THORP”. The bottom of the butt has an unusual pattern of a series of tulips. A rare solid gold, 5-pointed star accompanies it, about 1-3/4″ wide, dbl layered with a genuine diamond approx. 1/2-carat diamond in the center. There is a ribbon over the top engraved “R.D. Thorpe” and another small ribbon between the bottom two points marked “Chief”. This engraving is filled with black enamel. The center part of the star is engraved around the diamond “Austin, Texas”. The badge is enclosed in a small leather custom built case and was obviously carried for many years. Genuine solid gold Texas sheriff’s badges are very rare! Also accompanying is a letter from Mike Clark, Collector’s Firearms, Houston, TX stating that he purchased this revolver from Bruce Rade, Boss Thorp’s grandson) on May 11, 2002. Also accompanying is a Colt factory letter regarding this revolver stating that it was shipped with blue finish to “The City of Austin, TX c/o R.D. Thorp”, September 13, 1932 and the caliber is not listed. In the remarks section it notes that the records do not indicate that it was engraved, however the notation “Engraved” does appear next to this serial number in the production book. It stands to reason therefore that once Boss Thorp received the revolver, he returned it to Colt and ordered the engraving. This is substantiated further by the tiny refinish “&” found on the right side of the rear web of the trigger guard. There is no doubt that this revolver is factory engraved. Also accompanying are copies of newspaper articles and photographs of Boss Thorp and some of his family. Additionally there is a small black leather credential case embossed in gold “POLICE DEPARTMENT / AUSTIN, TEXAS”, which contains Chief Thorp’s police ID cards. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired, but very, very little with only a faint burn on the face of the cylinder. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish and the grips are a beautiful mellow gold color with a few age lines on the bottom. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54054 JR530 (37,500-57,500)

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1157

*WINCHESTER MODEL 63 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE WITH TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT CONNECTION. Cal. 22 LR. SN 126345. Blue finish with 23″ tapered rnd bbl, standard open sights, grooved top receiver with a Weaver 22 scope. It has uncheckered wood with semi-pistol grip stock and checkered steel buttplate. It is accompanied by hand tooled, very well made, brown leather scabbard with standard floral decorations and “BOSS” on one side. This rifle belonged to R.D. “Boss” Thorpe, who was the Chief of Police in Austin, TX from 1928-1958. He was apparently very well liked in the area as a baseball field in Austin is named after him. Prior to entering law enforcement Boss Thorpe was a semi-professional baseball player in the Mexican league. A letter by Mike Clark, President of Collectors Firearms, Houston, TX, wherein he states that on May 11, 2002 he purchased this rifle from Bruce Rade, Boss Thorpe’s grandson, also accompanies it. Also included is a reproduced cover of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas Magazine of August 1947, which has a picture on the cover of Boss Thorpe and his twin grandsons, Bruce Ray & Brent Jay, the sons of Mr. & Mrs. Ray H. Rade. Also included is a copy of a photograph of Boss Thorpe as a young police chief. There is also a copy of an article from The Austin American, October 11, 1954, which has an article about Boss Thorpe beginning his 27th year as Austin Chief of Police. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue and the receiver about 90%, thin on the bottom. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks, scratches & dings and retains about 95% varnish on the butt stock and 70% on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Scabbard is also fine. 4-53900 JR714 (750-1,250)

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1158

SCARCE EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 127387. From the famous Johnathan Peck collection. Scarce early-etched panel Frontier Six-Shooter, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl and rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips. The etched panel is a little lower than normal on the side of the bbl and is sharp & completely legible with blue still on the raised lettering. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver as having been shipped January 18, 1889 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain about 95% glossy bright blue with some thinning toward the muzzle end of the bbl and on the end of the ejector rod housing. There is a minor spot of flaking on the end of the bbl near the frame. Frame retains 40-50% orig case colors, strong and bright in the sheltered areas with the balance flaked to a medium brown patina on the left side and has been cleaned on the right side of the frame with a series of fine surface pitting. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, fading on the edges & exposed areas. Frame, under the loading gate, has brilliant case colors as does the inside of the frame. Backstrap retains most of its orig blue, brilliant in sheltered areas, flaked and turning to patina on the backstrap and on the butt. Trigger guard retains brilliant case blue in the sheltered areas with the front strap flaked to a light blue/brown patina. Cylinder retains 92-94% strong orig blue, bright & shiny in the flutes with the outer surface flaking. Screws retain most of their orig bright blue with only one showing a small nick. Trigger retains about 60% of its niter blue. Grips are crisp with only very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are very crisp and it has a brilliant shiny bore with a few tiny scattered spots of pitting. 4-54111 JR548 (25,000-40,000)

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1158A.

EARLY ETCHED PANEL COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 53279. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl with “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER” in an etched panel on the left side of the bbl. The frame has 3-line patent markings and the caliber is stamped on the left front web of the trigger guard. It has orig 1-pc walnut grips. It has a 2nd type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. The screws are niter blued. The bbl has the last four digits of the serial number underneath the ejector rod housing and there is a tiny “44” on the bottom of the bbl under the base pin. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including cylinder & bbl, overall retains about 85% strong orig nickel-plating with scattered fine pinpoint rust like one would expect from long term storage in a holster. Screws retain generous amounts of orig blue with the cylinder pin & butt strap screws slightly battered. Grip is sound with edge wear and some hammer marks on the bottom and retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore and some very fine pitting near the muzzle. 4-55303 JR743 (10,000-15,000)

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1159

EXTREMELY RARE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF VERY EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 210 & 211. Both revolvers are Ainsworth inspected and have small “US” marked frames and 1-pc grips. They have both been altered from their orig configuration.

#210 is all matching including the bbl. The grips were not checked as the screws in the backstrap could not be removed. The bbl has been reduced to 5-1/16″ with a homemade brass sight attached. It has an orig style, 1st type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. CONDITION: As noted. Bbl is cut, otherwise it appears to be all orig with some battering on the left side of the bbl, battered grip frame screws. No orig finish remains being a dark to medium gray/brown patina with the grip frame being a gray patina. Grips are sound with minor chipped toes and retain 30-40% orig varnish. Timing needs attention, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting.

#211 has been altered to an artillery model with 5-1/2″ bbl and 1-pc walnut grips. It is completely mismatched with the trigger guard being numbered “82009”, the backstrap “372”, the bbl “8929” and the cylinder “2456”, with the grips being unnumbered and having a paper shim near the heel. It has a Type II ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head. The backstrap has the small “A” sub-inspector mark and there is a tiny “NH” on the bbl, just above the base pin. The cylinder has the “RAC” sub-inspector marks. The trigger is a more modern replacement as it is a little long and drags when fully depressed. CONDITION: Very fine, as Colt refinished with the bbl retaining about 95% strong bright blue. Ejector rod housing retains about 60% thinning blue, mostly in the gullets. Frame retains 60-70% case colors, bright in the very sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Trigger guard & backstrap retain about 50% thin orig blue, strong & bright in the sheltered areas, turning gray elsewhere. Cylinder retains 60-70% blue/brown patina with stronger blue in the flutes, with a couple of small dents in two areas. Grips are sound with a couple of dings and a cut on the left side and retain a fine patina. Frame screws retain most of their bright blue finish. Mechanics need attention, will not hold on safety or half cock. Bright shiny bore.

These two revolvers were amongst the very first military issue, which began with serial number 177 through 1191. On 28 November 1873 they were sent to the Springfield Armory and on 22 December 1873 they were transferred to Levenworth Arsenal in Kansas and were then assigned to the 10th Cavalry. This is truly a rare & unusual opportunity to own a consecutive numbered pair of the 1st issue Cavalry Colts. 4-54930 JR573 (25,000-40,000)

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1160

RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHERIFF’S MODEL. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 109923. Very rare sheriff’s model with 3-1/2″ bbl, 2-line address, black powder frame with 2-pc rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver and indicating that it was shipped April 13, 1885 to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL as part of a 2-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very good. Traces of orig finish remain in the very sheltered areas being mostly an even light to medium gray patina. Right side of the bbl and a corresponding area on the front of the frame, cylinder and loading gate have an etched cloth pattern, apparently where it rested in or on a piece of cloth in a very damp area. Light pitting on the left side of the muzzle, on the cylinder and recoil shield. Screws have slipped edges. Grips show moderate to heavy wear primarily on the right side, which is turning chocolate. Bottom of the right grip has five, small, crude “X”‘s, apparently cut with knifepoint. Mechanics need attention, will not hold on safety notch and has no half cock. Bright shiny bore with some very fine pitting. 4-55043 JR717 (25,000-35,000)

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1161

RARE COLT SHERIFF’S OR STOREKEEPER’S MODEL FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 159323. Very rare single action with 4″ bbl, 2-line address, roll marked on the left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER”. Made without ejector rod housing with no provision for one. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Very few authentic sheriff’s models are known and when one is encountered commands great attention and high prices. A Colt Factory letter, dated 1972, indicates this was made for J. H. Sengleton and shipped to Dunlay & Geisler in Houston, Texas Marc 26, 1895. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being a very dark brown patina overall with moderate pitting over most of the metal surfaces, heavier on the cylinder and recoil shield. Grips are very worn, nearly smooth and likely are old replacements, having another number scratched on the inside. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-53821 JR608 (8,500-15,000)

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1162

EARLY SCARCE 7TH CAVALRY & NEW YORK MILITIA SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 17022. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, block letter bbl address, 2-line patents and small “U.S.” on the left side of the frame. It has tiny “J” sub-inspector marks (W.W. Johnson) on the backstrap, cylinder & trigger guard and has a tiny “C” (A.P. Casey) on the bbl. It has an orig 1st type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. It has 1-pc walnut grips with a deep carved “55” on the right side and the initials “KC” sub-inspector marks on the bottom of the right side. The serial numbers on the bbl, cylinder and backstrap have had a “1” stamped in front of what originally would have been only the last four digits of the serial number. This revolver falls exactly in the range of known Colts, which were issued to the 7th Cavalry immediately after Custer’s fiasco. In 1893 this revolver was recalled and remained in storage until 1895 when it was refurbished and reissued to the State of New York. At that time the blue was restored, the frame was re-case colored, the grips refinished, the bbl address re-rolled and the butt strap was resurfaced and renumbered using the 2-line method instead of the orig 1-line. At that time the hammer was refinished with bright niter blue. The orig bbl address on this revolver would have been the slanted lettering with serifs or daggers at each end. Close examination reveals the remains of one of these marks in front of the new address. It is accompanied by a John Kopec 2-page letter detailing most of the above information. In addition to which he states that the serial number is also penciled in the grip channel and that the main spring is a replacement. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue, thin around the muzzle and light on the left side, bright and glossy elsewhere. Ejector rod housing retains about 75% orig blue, bright & glossy in the gullets, thin and turning silver on the outside. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, generally faded but bright and vivid in the very sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 90% of its bright niter blue, thin & dull on the top. Backstrap retains 93-95% orig blue, bright & glossy in the sheltered areas, thinning elsewhere. Trigger guard retains about 95% orig blue, thin on the front strap and bottom of the trigger bow. Cylinder retains about 80% orig blue, strong in the flutes, flaking & slightly thin on the outer diameter. Grips are sound with several nicks, dings & scratches and have a fine hand polished patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54112 JR549 (15,000-20,000)

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1163

FINE NEW YORK MILITIA CAVALRY MODEL COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 121095. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, 3-line patent dates and “US” on the left side of the receiver. It has 1-pc walnut grips marked on the right side with “50 NY”. There also is a “1” and a “B” just above this marking. The bottom of the left side has a very worn, almost illegible “RAC” sub-inspector mark and it has “DFC” sub-inspector marks on the frame, cylinder and bottom of the bbl. The bbl under the ejector rod housing, near the stud, has three other small initials, an “O”, a “G” and a “J”. There is also a tiny “J” on the trigger guard below the serial number. The trigger guard is, however, mismatched from the rest of the revolver, being numbered “18443”. Number 18443 was also a New York Militia revolver in the same issue as this revolver and therefore it is logical to assume that the trigger guards were switched, probably during barracks or field cleaning. This revolver falls in the 11th contract, which was completed, March 24, 1887 and was inspected by Capt. John G. Butler. This exact revolver is listed by serial number as one of the 94 pieces issued to the New York Militia as noted on page 81, COLT CAVALRY & ARTILLERY REVOLVERS, A CONTINUING STUDY, Kopec & Fenn. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped March 21, 1887 in a shipment of 400 guns. The letter also notes that this revolver was returned to the factory for refurbishing and re-shipped October 18, 1895. Also accompanying is a John Kopec letter stating basically the above information and that this revolver is completely orig with the exception of the hammer, which is an arsenal replacement and three of the screws are replacements. He states that even with the mismatched trigger guard, it is considered to be “historically correct”. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the trigger guard. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, bright and glossy in the sheltered areas, fading on the left side with wear at the muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains about 60% bright glossy blue in the gullets with strong blue near the frame on the outside, worn to silver elsewhere. Frame retains 50-60% faded case colors, stronger in the sheltered areas. Backstrap & trigger guard have blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a blue/gray patina. Cylinder retains strong bright blue in the flutes with the outer diameter scattered orig blue mixed with silver patina. Hammer retains 85-90% good case colors. Grips show moderate to heavy wear and probably have been sanded at one time in the past. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. New York Militia Colts were the last issue single actions in the Indian Wars period and to find one in this fine condition is a rare exception. 4-54948 JR601 (12,500-17,500)

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1164

EARLY AINSWORTH COLT CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 8337. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, 2-line patent markings, 1-pc walnut grips. This revolver falls in the series that is known to have been issued to the 8th Cavalry, not quite early enough for Custer’s 7th Cavalry although it could have been an after-Custer replacement. The bbl has the early style slanted lettering with serifs or daggers at each end and it has the unusual feature of the bbl serial number partially exposed from under the ejector rod housing. Accompanied by a John Kopec letter regarding this revolver which states that it is basically authentic except in the following respects: the hammer is a Bannerman replacement; the main spring is a non-Colt replacement; the base pin or cylinder pin is a replacement; the trigger screw is a replacement. CONDITION: About good. All matching. No orig finish remains being an even gray patina overall with very fine pitting near the muzzle, the front of the frame and on the cylinder. Backstrap has very fine pitting. Grips are sound with chipped toes and show heavy wear. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-54953 JR582 (12,500-17,500)

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1165

NEW YORK MILITIA ISSUE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 120792. Cavalry configuration with 7-7/16″ bbl that was probably reduced during the period of use. It is blue & case colored with 1-pc walnut grips marked with the “RAC” sub-inspector mark and the butt strap has the number “23”. No evidence of other cartouche is visible. The bbl is probably an old replacement as it had the serial number removed and appears to be refinished over fine pitting. There were 94 Colts issued to the New York militia in 1887 and this revolver is one of them as listed on page 81 of CAVALRY & ARTILLERY REVOLVERS, Kopec & Fenn. These were the last SAA’s issued during the Indian War period. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl as noted. Retains most of this custom finish. Frame retains about 30% case colors, strong in the sheltered areas, silvered elsewhere. Grip frame retains a plum/blue in the sheltered areas with the front & backstraps a silver/gray. Grips are sound with a chipped right toe and an old flattened area on the left edge. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54929 JR577 (6,000-9,000)

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1166

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 95802. Standard Cavalry configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, 3-line patent markings and small “US” on the left side of the frame. It has 1-pc walnut grips and the small “G” sub-inspector mark on the trigger guard, which is for Capt. John E. Greer. Also it has “DFC” sub-inspector marks on the frame & bbl. It has a proper Type II ejector rod housing with a replacement smaller size bull’s eye ejector rod head. The backstrap appears to be numbered properly and has a small “A” inspector mark on the butt strap. There is a small partial “P” mark on the bottom of the left side of the grip. CONDITION: Good. All matching except the grips. No orig finish remains being an even blue/gray patina overall with fine pitting near the muzzle, altered front sight, light wrench marks at the frame end of the bbl with some hammer marks on the cylinder. Grips are modern replacements with a paper shim under the butt strap. Removing the backstrap & grip disclosed traces of old nickel finish on the inside of the grip frame and backstrap leaving one to speculate that this may have been one of the Indian Police Colts or possibly a buy-back. Will not hold on safety notch and the cylinder is loose on the pin, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-54843 JR581 (4,500-6,500)

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1167

CASED COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 455 Eley. SN 180941. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, flat top frame with rectangular based partridge style front sight and dovetail rear sight. It has the English style all-blue frame with checkered trigger and beautiful checkered 2-pc ivory grips. It has tiny British proofs on the bottom of the bbl and in each flute. It is accompanied a fine English oak casing, blue felt lined with compartment for an oiler, a brass & iron wiping rod and a small nickeled oiler. The front left section of the case is taken up with a mahogany cartridge block that contains 30 rnds of US, Kynoch and unmarked Webley ammunition. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with checkered ivory grips and indicating shipment December 14, 1898 to Colt’s London Agency in London, England. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & frame retain 92-93% strong orig factory blue, thinning on the sides of the bbl and top strap with a couple of small cleaned spots on the left side and thin on the left recoil shield. Cylinder retains about 80-85% thinning orig blue. Trigger guard retains about 60-65% orig blue with very faint serial numbers. Backstrap retains 50-60% orig blue, thin on the strap, strong & bright around the hammer. Hammer retains 60-70% faded case colors, bright in the sheltered areas. Grips are extremely beautiful, having a dark gold patina showing light to moderate wear and are slightly shrunken around the frame. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is fine with a few grain checks around the brass medallion in the lid and the lining is lightly soiled showing moderate wear but completely intact. A wonderful, clean Bisley. 4-53925 JR519 (7,500-12,500)

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1168

*COLT FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. appears to be 38-44 S&W Gallery. SN 144494. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular based partridge front sight and fixed rear sight on the flat top strap. It is fitted with fine fleur-de-lis checkered silver Colt medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters fully identifying this revolver and stating that the caliber is 38 S&W and the type of stocks are not listed. It was shipped December 16, 1891 to J.B. Crook & Co., New York City NY. A notarized letter also accompanies this revolver dated February 12, 1968 from David M. Brown, author of the book, THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, also identifying this revolver with the statement that he believes “this gun to be orig in every way and it is chambered for the 38-44 S&W Gallery cartridge”. Examination of the chambers of the cylinder leaves this cataloguer to also believe that it is chambered for the 38-44 S&W Gallery cartridge. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-97% orig blue turning slightly dull and a little thin near the frame. Frame retains 88-90% orig blue, strong & dark in the sheltered areas, thinning elsewhere with some fine spotting on the top strap. Grip frame retains about 70% orig blue, flaking and thin on the backstrap. Hammer retains about 98% bright case colors. Cylinder retains about 60-70% thinning blue, flaked to a light patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. Grips are sound with the number “4” scratched on the insides, show moderate wear with recent cleaning. 4-53918 JR539 (6,500-8,500)

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1169

RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 128476. Rare flat top target and doubly so in 32 rimfire. It has 7-1/2″ bbl without caliber marking and has the target front sight base with a replacement blade. It has the flat top frame with fixed sight and beautiful fleur-de-lis checkered walnut grips. It is accompanied by two Colt factory letters, both of which state that it was shipped January 18, 1889 with the old letter showing shipment to Colt’s San Francisco Agency, San Francisco, CA with a target frame and rubber grips. The 2004 letter shows only Colt’s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co. and both list the caliber as 22 and that it was in a shipment of five guns of the same type. The caliber listed in the records appears to be in error as there is little doubt, after thorough examination that this revolver began life as a 32. In fact, the back of the early Wagner letter specifies all 5 serial numbers in this 5 gun shipment. It is obvious the clerk transposed information regarding one of the other 4 serial numbers (not an uncommon occurance). The checkered grips may have been added at a later date, but if so, it was shortly after the gun was produced. They fit perfectly. This revolver is pictured on page 187 of the book, THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown, wherein he states that only one SAA was produced in this caliber. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl, frame & grip frame are mostly a silver/gray patina with strong traces of dark brown patina, which appear to be brown finish. One or two of the screws appear to be replacements. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with generous amounts of orig varnish. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-53917 JR543 ( 5,500-7,500)

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1170

*RARE, ONE OF A KIND COLT FLATTOP SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN None. Experimental or prototype very unusual Single Action with 7-1/2″ bbl that has a rectangular target front sight base with adjustable blade. It has a modified, flat, top strap with fixed rear sight that has a serrated top. The top strap has beveled edges and a radius at the front end where it meets the bbl. Other than the caliber marking and bbl address it is completely unmarked. It is “in the white”, never having been finished. The frame, cylinder and grip frame have rough machine marks and, obviously, has not undergone final finish and polishing. It has not had the machine work done to install a loading gate and it does not have a firing pin bushing. The bbl, ejector rod & housing and grips are later additions. It is accompanied by several pages of letters between Mr. William B. Edwards (a well-known collector in the 1950’s & ‘60’s, who was the V.P. at Mars Equip. Corp. – a large surplus & gun distributor in Chicago) and Colt. There is also a notarized letter signed by Edwards. In the notarized letter, wherein he is selling this revolver to Mr. David Brown, he states that he obtained the frame, grip frame and cylinder in about 1957 from “Joe Bodrie” who he states was employed as an “exhibition shooter by the Colt Firearms Company”. He states that Mr. Bodrie told him that he obtained the parts from the factory in their “green” or unfinished state. He further states that he had the bbl, front sight and grips fitted at a later date, and that it had been in his possession continually until he sold it to Mr. Brown. This revolver is pictured on pate 67 of THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown. CONDITION: Still completely in the white. Frame, grip frame and cylinder have an aged patina with a few tiny, scattered spots of surface discoloration. Bbl and ejector rod housing have a smoother finish and the cylinder pin end is damaged.. Grips are near new and do not fit very well. This is a most unusual and desirable Single Action that would add to anyone’s collection. 4-53914 JR546 (4,500-6,500).

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1171

RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 32-44 S&W. SN 127730. Rare flat top target in an unusual cal (ther were only 9 made) with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular base front sight with replacement German silver blade and fixed rear sight on the flat top strap. It is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters, one dated 1958 and the other 2004. Both provide identical information and identify this revolver exactly. It was shipped October 12, 1888 to Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL in a shipment of three identical revolvers. The early letter provides additional information that the other two serial numbers in that shipment were 127725 & 127726. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a smooth even dark gray patina on the bbl & cylinder with the frame & grip frame being a nice plum patina, with light pitting on the front part of the cylinder and forcing cone area of the frame. Grips show heavy wear but are intact and match the revolver. Screws are all fine; with the cylinder pin end worn & damaged and the cylinder pin screw a replacement. Back edge of the cylinder is marked “30”. Timing needs adjustment, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with fine pitting in the grooves. Bore has six grooves with left hand twist. 4-53920 JR536 (5,500-7,500)

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1172

*ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 206323. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight and 2-pc smooth pearl grips. It is engraved in the style of Cuno Helfricht with full coverage on the frame & recoil shields. Fine alternating flourishes of arabesque patterns and sprays of foliage between the flutes on the cylinder and a zig-zag and dot line decoration on the back edge. The bbl is extensively engraved from the frame to the end of the ejector rod housing and on both sides of the muzzle. The top of the backstrap has a fan with wavy border and a geometric pattern down the backstrap and butt strap. The bottom of the trigger guard has geometric patterns and all the engraving has punch dot background. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Factory restored finish retaining virtually all of its bright nickel finish with bright niter blued screws, ejector rod head and cylinder pin. Grips are beautiful with lots of fire and fit extremely well. Mechanics need attention, will not hold on safety and has no half cock. Bore is strong with fine pitting in the grooves. 4-55023 JR673 (3,000-5,000)

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1173

RARE COLT LONDON SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 S&W Russian. SN 67914. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights with the Colt’s Hartford and London Agency Pall Mall addresses with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. The bbl is without caliber marking and it is stamped on the left front web of the trigger guard “R 44”. The back of the cylinder is stamped “14”, which corresponds to the last two numbers of the serial number. It is accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped May 26, 1881 in a shipment of twelve guns to Colt’s London Agency, London, England. No English proofs were observed on the bbl or cylinder. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue, bright & glossy in the sheltered areas with the balance flaked to a light patina. Ejector rod housing retains about 80% orig blue, bright & glossy in the gullets, flaked on the outer edge to a light patina. Frame retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas having been cleaned to a light gray patina. Cylinder retains small amount of orig blue, being mostly a blue/gray patina. Grip frame retains about 80% orig blue, bright & glossy in the sheltered areas, fading on the grip straps. Grips are sound and show moderate wear and have an “X” on the bottom of the left side. Frame is missing the grip pin. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with two or three small spots of rust and one larger spot. 4-53915 JR545 (6,500-8,500)

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1174

RARE ONE OF A KIND PRESENTATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 154334. Most unusual single action created for Mr. J. Henry Fitzgerald at Colt to his specifications. J.H. Fitzgerald was the director of Colt’s production line and innovator of the famous “Fitzgeralds Colts”. It has a 7-1/2″ bbl, with dbl action style target front sight with ivory bead and a most unusual rifle style sight mounted in a dovetail on the top strap. There is a narrow groove about 5/8″ from the muzzle on the bottom of the bbl. It has an additional unusual feature of long grip frame and1-pc walnut grips, probably from an 1860 Army with brass trigger guard and iron backstrap. The frame is numbered “0”, while the backstrap and trigger guard have the serial number as above. The backstrap also has the 1860 Army style cutout for shoulder stock. The frame is black powder style without patent markings. It is accompanied by copies of pages from the book, THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown, where it is pictured on p. 167 and 169. On page 168 is a copy of a notarized statement from Mrs. J.H. Fitzgerald wherein she states that this revolver was made for her late husband “by the workman of Colts Mfg. Co. It was made by his specifications for target shooting which he enjoyed very dearly.” One of the pictures in the book shows the cover of a book SHOOTING, by J. Henry Fitzgerald. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95-96% bright glossy blue. Cylinder about 98% strong bright blue and the frame about all of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Backstrap retains about 95% bright blue and the trigger guard is a light mustard patina. Grips have a couple of small dings & scratches with light wear on the edges and retain about 96-97% bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-53922 JR540 (12,500-17,500)

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1175

VERY RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY BUNTLINE SPECIAL REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 150873. Very rare, one of a kind, with orig 12″ bbl, roll marked on the left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER”. It is blue & case colored with eagle, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. The hammer screw is the extended type to accommodate the accompanying orig nickeled brass skeleton shoulder stock. This specific revolver is pictured and described in the book, THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown, beginning on page 121 wherein Mr. Brown states that “according to Colt’s records, this is the only buntline ever made with a 12″ bbl”. Two Colt factory letters that provide identical information accompany it. They identify this revolver with originally having a 12″ bbl and that it was shipped March 16, 1893 to Charles J. Thorson and sold to Fletcher Jenks & Co., neither address available. CONDITION: Very fine. As restored, retaining about 98% of this fine custom finish. Case colors are bright and the blue has only minor muzzle edge wear. Cylinder has the number “226” stamped on the front around the cylinder pin sleeve. Grips have matching numbers scratched on the insides and show moderate wear. Cylinder pin appears to be a replacement and the cylinder pin screw is slightly battered, as is the hammer screw. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Stock retains 96-97% strong bright orig nickel with some scattered light spotting and edge wear on the butt. One of the true rarities in Colt single actions. 4-53923 JR535 (16,000-25,000)

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1176

*TEXAS RANGER USED COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 345005. This revolver was the property of George F. Cox, a Texas Ranger beginning in 1932 when he enlisted as a Special Ranger for the Cattlemen’s Association in Del Rio, Texas. He subsequently served as a deputy in Bexar County, Texas, a special investigator for the Dept. of Defense and for about 20 years as a special agent for the IRS until his retirement in 1973. He passed away in 1984. The revolver has nickel finish, 5-1/2″ bbl, fine deep groove stag grips. A wonderful A.W. Brill basket weave single loop quick draw holster accompanies it. Brill was a maker in Austin, Texas. A Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped March 13, 1923 to Belknap Hardware, Louisville, KY, accompanies it. Also accompanying is a copy of Mr. Cox’s enlistment paper dated 8 January 1932. Copies of several identification cards of George Cox and a photo of eleven or twelve men on horseback, presumably Rangers, one of whom is probably Mr. Cox. There are several other correspondences between an Avery Smith and the Texas Ranger Museum regarding Mr. Cox, a copy of a picture of Mr. Cox and an affidavit and inventory dated 9-22-90 by Gladys Cox, the wife of George S. Cox wherein she states that the attached list of firearms were the “weapons used by George during his service as a Texas Ranger and in his other subsequent law enforcement service. This revolver is listed as item 10. CONDITION: Very fine. Revolver retains 93-95% strong orig nickel, slightly dulled and turning milky on the cylinder. Grips are fine with a wonderful mellow tone, crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. Holster is fine with a smooth, polished from use, patina. Toe is worn completely through at the end of the bbl and the end of the ejector rod housing is nearly worn through also. Top edge of the holster and top edge of the loop show heavy wear but everything is still sound and usable. 4-53890 JR516 (5,000-8,000)

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1177

*TEXAS RANGER COLT COMBAT COMMANDER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 70SC57130. This pistol belonged to Texas Ranger Sgt. David Hullum, Company E, Eastland, Texas. Sgt. Hullum in an undated letter identifies this pistol and states that he carried it as his “main duty weapon while performing my duties as a Texas Ranger in Company E, the West Texas Ranger Company”. Also accompanying is a Company E personnel roster with photographs with Ranger Hullum’s picture and autograph. The pistol is described as standard Series 70 Combat Commander with electroless nickel finish and fitted with Sid Bell pewter grips that have nice foliate arabesque patterns. It has an extended thumb safety and beavertail grip safety. Also accompanied by a brown leather belt holster with the thumb strap removed, marked on the back “O Ball / Ft. Worth”. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains 96-97% orig nickel finish with slight muzzle and light edge wear. Grips are fine, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some slight scuffing in the grooves. Holster is very fine. 4-53891 JR509 (1,500-2,500)

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1178

*TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT USED EARLY COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 45 ACP. SN C48413. This pistol was used by James Richard Toone, born 1868, died 1949. He was the City Marshall of Waxahachie, TX and carried it during his law enforcement career. The pistol is blue finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights, all 1911 features and with wonderful thick pearl grips. It is accompanied by a Ben Varga quick-draw belt holster with basket weave tooling, marked on the back with the maker’s name and “San Antonio, Tex.” Also accompanying is a signed letter from Becky Toone Davis, Mr. Toone’s great-granddaughter stating that this pistol belonged to her great-grandfather. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 75-80% thin orig blue turning plum. Frame retains about 85-90% orig blue, strong in the sheltered areas, thin on the grip frame. Holster is fine with moderate wear. 4-53857 JR633 (1,500-2,500)

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1179

*LAW ENFORCEMENT USED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 10-5 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN C967769. Blue finish with 2″ bbl, fixed sights and 2-pc Mexican sterling silver grips with gold Aztec calendar at the bottom on each side, a raised gold Aztec Indian symbol and a gold diamond inscribed with the initials “JCH” on each side. A tooled black leather belt holster by Ball of Fort Worth, TX accompanies it. It is also accompanied by a letter dated 5-18-04 from Raymond C. Howell stating that this revolver was carried by his father, John C. Howell, as a constable of Carter County, Oklahoma. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains 92-93% orig factory finish overall with muzzle & sharp edge wear and holster wear on the sideplate. Grips are very fine and the holster is good. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-53893 JR527 (500-1,000)

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1179A.

*CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ASSOCIATED COLT NEW SERVICE REVOLVER. Cal. 357. SN 331660. Blue finish, 6″ bbl with King Super Target ramp having a mirrored patridge front sight with ivory bead and an adjustable rear sight. It has checkered silver medallion walnut grips with checkered backstrap and a lanyard loop in the butt. A police, full basket weave belt & holster rig with handcuff pouch, a dbl ammo pouch and an ammunition carrier with twelve loops accompany it. It is also accompanied by a letter from Victor Padilla, 711 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont, CA, in which he states that this revolver was purchased in 1938 by his father, Mr. Edward Padilla for use as his duty weapon while working for the California Highway Patrol. Mr. Padilla began with the CHP in 1936 and after an incident where a suspect was shot and hit several times with 38 cal. revolvers without effect, Mr. Padilla purchased the magnum for his duty weapon and relegated his old 38 to back-up status. He reportedly purchased it in the Susanville, CA area. The King Super Target rib was reportedly installed in 1952. He reportedly never killed anyone with this revolver but disabled two automobiles that were illegally drag racing. He retired in 1962 from the CHP. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 90% bright orig factory blue with muzzle and holster wear with some flaking and fine pitting on the front strap. Grips show heavy wear, mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. King rib is fine. Belt and holster rig show heavy wear and use but are still intact and supple. 4-53861 JR681 (800-1,500)

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1180

*TEXAS RANGER USED SIG MODEL 229S SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 357 Sig. SN AH24279. Called the “Sport Model” this pistol has electroless nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, compensator at the muzzle with 3-dot adjustable sights and orig 2-pc black rubber grips. It is accompanied by its orig foam lined plastic box and a total of five 10-rnd magazines. Also accompanied by a letter from Sgt. Aaron Dwayne Williams of Texas Ranger Company C, Graham, Texas dated 11-22-2003 on Texas Ranger letterhead wherein he identifies this pistol and states that it was worn during his service as a Sergeant in the Texas Rangers. Also accompanying is one of his Ranger business cards. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Shows light edge wear with moderate use retaining virtually all its orig factory finish. Two of the magazines show wear. Other three appear to be unused. 4-53892 JR512 (1,250-2,250)

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1181

*RARE TEXAS RANGER USED REMINGTON MODEL 81 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 30 Rem. SN 6165. Very rare Texas Ranger item carried and used by well-known and famous Texas Ranger Senior Captain Clint Peoples. Capt Peoples is in the Guiness Book of World Records as having worn more different law enforcement badges during his law enforcement career than any other police officer. He was born and raised in Montgomery County, TX. This is one of the very few of his badges which is not in the Texas Ranger Museum. Consignor states he purchased this directly from Capt. Peoples through Charles Schreiner, III of the Y O Ranch, who had the world’s largest collection of Texas Ranger guns & badges, a personal friend of the consignor. The rifle is nickeled finish and appears to be orig factory configuration with 22″ shrouded bbl, standard open sights, and uncheckered wood with semi-beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate. The grip cap area is branded “DPS” in very stylized lettering, which stands for “Department of Public Safety”, the Texas Rangers. See Captain Clint Peoples: Texas Rangers by James Day. In a book on Remington Models 8 & 81, there is a description of this marking. It is accompanied by a notarized letter from Capt. Peoples dated March 19, 1974, stating that he had carried this rifle “for an indefinite period of time while serving in the Texas Ranger service.” Also accompanied by Mr. Schreiner’s inventory card for this rifle. Additionally accompanied by a small Blackington shield-shaped badge with spread-winged eagle on top which bears the name of “C. Peoples” and it indicates he was the “Chief Deputy Constable / Montgomery County / State of Texas”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 93-95% orig nickel-plating with minor handling & use nicks & scratches with light wear and some minor losses on the magazine guides. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Badge is equally fine. 4-53889 JR21 (3,000-5,000)

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1182

*LOT OF TEXAS RANGER FIREARMS IN A TEXAS MADE CARRYING CASE. (1) Winchester Model 12. Cal. 12 ga.. SN 973659. Riot gun configuration with “US” marked receiver and bbl with both having the Ordnance Corps flaming bomb proof. It has a 20-3/4″ cylinder choke bbl, rnd ribbed forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. The left side of the buttstock has the “W.B.” inspector initials and a tiny Ordnance Corps wheel. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Magazine tube & receiver retain about 95% strong bright orig factory blue with some scattered spots of pitting on the right side of the receiver and a few scattered, light, handling marks. Bbl retains about 60% orig blue with several spots of heavy pitting that has been cleaned. Wood is sound and retains 93-95% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore.

(2) Winchester Model 07. Cal. 351. SN 48376. Standard grade rifle with 20″ rnd bbl, open sights, uncheckered wood with semi-pistol grip stock and serrated steel buttplate. The buttstock and bbl band have factory sling swivels. Accompanied by one 5-rnd magazine and two orig 10-rd magazines. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong bright orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only slight muzzle edge wear and minor handling marks on the wood with one small bruise. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore.

These firearms are housed in an orig Austin, TX made musical instrument style, carrying case with internal mounts for the rifle in the bottom and the shotgun in the lid. The lid also has clips for 12 rnds of shotgun ammunition and the bottom is compartmented for the two 10-rnd magazines. The box is 42″ long x 7-3/4″ wide x 5″ deep, is wood based with black leatherette covering and purple velvet lining. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Exterior is soiled with moderate wear and has a small gouge or two in the lid. Overall is sound with faded lining. Consignor states that this set was carried by Texas Ranger Captain Tom Arnold many years ago. Consignor also states that he has seen other sets like this that were made by a craftsman in the Austin, TX area. A remarkable set that Capt. Arnold would likely have carried in the trunk of his car. 4-53875 JR25 (2,500-4,000)

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1183

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 40668. Beautiful 2nd model special order deluxe rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half-nickel front sight, early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has very nicely figured, about 2X, American walnut wood with early style checkered forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with fleur-de-lis black insert and crescent buttplate with trap. It has case colored receiver with screwed on dust cover rail. A Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle accompanies it and indicating shipment on December 2, 1879 with two other arms to order #18212. The letter also reports that it was returned & repaired on April 22, 1896, no specifics listed. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright orig blue with some fine pitting near the muzzle and a few small very scattered spots elsewhere. Receiver & sideplates retain most of their orig case colors, generally faded, but stronger & brighter in the sheltered areas. Lever retains 50-60% case colors, bright on the sides and the hammer about 95% bright colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains 96-97% strong bright orig varnish. Grip cap insert appears to be a replacement, as there are tiny air bubbles exposed. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54570 JR131 (14,000-20,000)

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1184

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 135098. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has highly figured center crotch cut American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and straight grip with smooth steel shotgun butt. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on October 13, 1883. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 40-50% orig case colors, strong & bright on the right side, more muted on the left side with the balance a smooth plum patina. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate retains 92-94% bright orig blue. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with one little area of light surface rust about mid-point. 4-54569 JR130 (12,500-17,500)

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1185

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal.38 WCF (38-40). SN 107942. Beautiful early 3rd model with special order 26″ bbl. Standard front sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has case hardened receiver, plain trigger, highly figured, 2-3X walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grip with black fleur-de-lis insert and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment June 23, 1883 to order #4839. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong bright orig blue with light edge wear. Magazine tube retains 40-50% blue with the balance a light plum patina. Receiver retains 15-20% case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver and with scattered spots of light surface rust. Lever & hammer retain case colors in sheltered areas. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with a series of small dings & scratches on the right side of the buttstock and numerous other small nicks & scratches elsewhere. Forearm is slightly shrunken and overall the wood retains about 90% orig varnish on the buttstock and about 75% on the forearm. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with minor orange peel effect. 4-54886 JR207 (5,500-7,000)

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1186

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 59759. Standard grade rifle, early 2nd model with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and the early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. The dust cover rail is screwed on. It has uncheckered wood with replacement straight stock and homemade smooth brass buttplate. The lever latch and rear tang screw are missing. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with sharp edges. Magazine tube retains 93-95% strong orig blue with fine surface rust and a couple of spots of heavier rust. Forend cap retains about 50% bright blue. Receiver and sideplates retain 75-80% strong bright orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors turned dark. Forearm is orig and sound with light nicks & scratches and retains a fine hand patina. Buttstock has an area of fill back of the top tang and the lower tang screw is a replacement and retains overall a nice oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This rifle has been used very little, if at all. 4-54996 JR128 (1,500-2,500)

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1187

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40), SN 219346. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, modified semi-buckhorn rear sight and uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 50-60% thin blue and the receiver about 75% orig blue, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, thin and turning brown elsewhere. Lever retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas and the hammer about 75% muted case colors. Wood is sound and retains about 60% orig finish on the buttstock and about 25% on the forearm. Fine mechanics, bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54646 JR160 (2,000-4,000)

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1188

SCARCE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 17080. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral front band and sight with 2-position flip rear sight. The receiver has the mortised dust cover with impressed checkered thumbprint and a staple & ring in the left side. It has straight grain walnut stock & forearm with straight grip & carbine buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this carbine as having been shipped May 8, 1878. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube are mostly a plum/brownish patina behind the middle bbl band and a mottled silver/brown patina forward of the bbl band with scattered light spots of rust with a patch of heavier rust on the magazine tube. Receiver retains 50-60% thin blue, strong in the sheltered areas with a few spots of light surface rust. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks & dings in the buttstock with a couple of gouges and a carved letter and retains most of an old refinish. Forearm has a small filled area on the left side and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light rust. 4-54885 JR221 (7,000-10,000)

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1189

WINCHESTER MODEL 73 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 192455. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig finish remain in the sheltered areas on the receiver, otherwise all the metal retains a mottled silver/blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with a series of small scrapes on the right side of the butt, usual handling and use marks, showing moderate to heavy wear and the remains of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-53746 JR34 (1,000-1,500)

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1190

LOT OF SADDLE AND WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE – GIFTS FROM TEDDY ROOSEVELT. The following items were the property of Lucille Mulhall, an Oklahoma rodeo performer Wild West Show entertainer, and were given to her by Teddy Roosevelt around 1900. Ms. Mulhall was allegedly called “The First Cowgirl” by Mr. Roosevelt and later became a star in the silent movies performing with Tom Mix & Will Rogers. These statements are all included in a notarized letter dated May 6, 1991 by Ann Mulhall Robinson, the great niece of Lucille Mulhall. Ms. Robinson states that she is the last Mulhall survivor and that the saddle and two Winchester rifles that had belonged to her aunt had been kept in the family until she sold them.

(1) Fine leather riding saddle of late 19th century vintage with no maker’s name, having a wide, smooth 1-pc seat of about 13″ with high cantle and smooth pommel without horn. It has long wide fenders with light border decorations and pierced iron stirrups on straps with jockeys. The rear of the skirts behind the cantle has two iron staples and rings and it is lined with a tan canvas. The pommel is affixed with a 2-1/4″ X 2″ silver shield plaque secured with three screws inscribed “Presented / to / LT. COL. T. ROOSEVELT / 1st U.S. Vol. Cav. / By The Rough Riders / 1898” with three or four small flourishes of arabesque engraving. This engraving is all in period style showing light to moderate wear. CONDITION: Leather is fine, slightly crackled on the pommel and worn on the edge of the cantle and is dry and flexed in various places. Canvas lining is soiled and worn.

(2) Winchester Model 1873. Cal. 44. SN not visible. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine and uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver is lightly engraved with the vignette of what appears to be Buffalo Bill roping a steer on the left side and a cowboy on a horse with a steer on the right side surrounded with light patterns of foliate arabesque engraving. The dust cover & top of the receiver have similar engraving. The buttstock is more than 3/4 wrapped with light colored rawhide with patterns of brass tacks in a circle on the left side and a swastika on the right side with rows of tacks around the buttplate, bottom of the stock and front edge of the rawhide. The forearm has two laced straps, one at each end with three tacks on each side of each of the wrappings. CONDITION: Overall retains a medium gray/brown artificially aged patina. Rawhide wrapping has oil stain with light wear and the exposed wood has a dark oil stain. Mechanics are a little loose, strong dark bore.

Accompanied by the reproduced chapter 23 of a book regarding famous cowboys & cowgirls apparently titled The Real Thing. Lucille Mulholl, in 1900, was apparently about 14 years old in Oklahoma territory when vice-presidential candidate, Theodore Roosevelt, came to Oklahoma City for a Rough Riders convention. Miss Mulholl’s father, Zack, apparently had a cowboy & Indian group of performers who entertained Mr. Roosevelt and about 25,000 people at the fairgrounds. Apparently Miss Mulholl rode in the review and lassoed a wild steer and reportedly Mr. Roosevelt became enchanted by her. A few days later he apparently returned to the Mulhall’s ranch with them and became quite friendly with Zack Mulhall & his family. During his stay with the Mulhalls he apparently went riding one morning with Lucille and spotting a large wolf expressed a wish to have its hide. Without saying anything Lucille went out, roped the wolf, killed it with a stirrup iron and had the skin tanned and sent it to Mr. Roosevelt. During his inauguration parade, after the election, the Mulhall family & performing troupe rode at the head of his parade and were entertained at the vice-president’s residence where the wolf pelt was on display. Miss Mulhall went on to become world famous as a rider and steer roper winning a grand prize of $10,000 in 1904 at Dennison, Texas. She later performed with the 101 Ranch troupe and numerous celebrities. Another item accompanying this lot is the book, The Wild West / A History of the Wild West Show. On page 73 is a picture of Lucille Mulhall “The first cowgirl” as she appeared in 1905 with the 101 Ranch. She later performed with Tom Mix and other celebrities including Buffalo Bill & Will Rogers throughout the United States and South Africa. 4-54844 JR159 (37,500-47,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 570600. Standard musket with 30″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug, 900-yd ladder musket sight, uncheckered wood with full-length forearm and straight stock with musket buttplate with trap. The forearm has 3 bands, the middle of which has a sling loop with corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Accompanied by an orig socket head angle bayonet. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Retains 95-97% orig blue overall with light spots of fine surface rust. Lever and hammer retain dark case colors. Wood is sound with minor handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains about all of its orig fine finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is extremely fine also with a few scattered spots of light discoloration. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54640 JR161 (3,500-5,000)

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CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 73 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 285088. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, modified half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with replacement screw. It has beautifully grained custom wood, uncheckered, with standard forearm and straight grip with crescent buttplate without trap. The receiver is spectacularly engraved with the rnd vignette of a deep relief highly detailed charging grizzly bear in a woodland scene on the left sideplate, a deep relief oval vignette of a spread-winged American eagle on the right side of the sideplate. The left rear of the receiver has a very highly detailed small vignette of a deep relief engraved Indian head & war bonnet. The right rear side has a deep relief highly detailed walking grizzly bear. Both front side flats have a deep relief engraved reproduction of an 1873-seated Liberty half-dollar. The side vignettes are all surrounded with very nicely detailed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background, which patterns are also on the dust cover, bottom of the receiver and carrier. The front & back edges of the receiver have beautifully detailed border patterns. The serial number is enclosed in an engraved ribbon. Both ends of the bbl are beautifully engraved with gold inlay in arabesque patterns. This rifle is nearly identically engraved to a ’73 carbine that is also in this auction. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their extremely fine bright custom blue with the balance of the metal retaining virtually all of its fine custom silver-plating. Wood is sound and retains about all of its beautiful custom finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54641 JR155 (10,000-20,000)

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CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 73 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 191327. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight & carbine ladder rear sight from a 92 or 94, missing the slide & screw. It is fitted with replacement highly figured center crotch cut shell grain walnut with standard forearm and straight grip and carbine buttplate with trap. The receiver is spectacularly engraved with full coverage on the sides. The left sideplate has a rnd vignette of an extremely fine detailed charging grizzly bear with woodland details. The right sideplate has a raised oval vignette of a spread-winged American eagle also all in great detail. The front flats of the receiver on both sides have a deep relief engraved rnd vignette of an 1873 American seated Liberty half dollar, also executed in great detail. The right rear of the receiver has a small vignette of deep relief engraved walking grizzly bear. The left rear of the receiver has a staple & ring. The sides then have full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background surrounding the vignettes. The front & rear edges of the receiver have extremely fine scalloped edge detail. The dust cover & dust cover rail, the bottom of the receiver & carrier are engraved to match and an oblong shield surrounds the serial number. The chamber end of the bbl has inlaid gold wire in arabesque patterns with two tiny gold stars. This is a most beautiful and unusually engraved 73. This carbine is almost identically engraved to a 73 rifle that is also in this auction. CONDITION: Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth even blue/brown patina. Receiver, lever, hammer, bbl bands and buttplate retain most of their fine custom silver finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54642 JR154 (10,000-20,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 45-75. SN 28939. This musket is in the Hawaii Civil Guard range and is only four numbers away from an identified Hawaii Civil Guard musket which is number 28943. Usual configuration with 31-1/2″ bbl, pinched blade front sight with saber bayonet lug/bbl band and an “1876” marked ladder rear sight that appears to be a replacement. It has straight grain wood with full-length forearm and middle band with sling loop and corresponding loop on the straight grip stock. It has a slot and guide for a ramrod on the left side of the forearm. The right side of the buttstock has stamped numbers that appear to be “89” in two places. Accompanied by a saber bayonet with 20″ yataghan blade, brass handle & hand guard with fish scale grip & bird head pommel. The left ricasso has a crown “G” proof and the right side a crown “W” proof. The bbl opening is slightly out of rnd and will not fit completely down on the bbl. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal retains an even dark brown patina overall with some light to moderate pitting on the receiver and dust cover. Stock has a crack back of the top tang and the forearm two large deep gouges, otherwise the wood is sound showing heavy wear with an old, very dark patina. Dust cover is a little loose and frequently does not retract the entire distance, otherwise mechanics are fine with strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Bayonet has about 50% orig polish under light surface rust and dirt. Edge of the blade has several nicks and hammer marks on the spine. Handle is very fine, retaining a dark mustard patina. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54585 JR151 (5,000-8,000)

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RARE & UNUSUAL SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 1522. Special order rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman tang sight missing its inner staff. It has the very rare uncheckered capped pistol grip buttstock with crescent buttplate and single set trigger. This is a 2nd model with the screwed on dust cover rail and a checkered impressed thumb print dust cover. The bbl is a later factory installation as it has the “WP” proof over the chamber and top of the receiver ring. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong bright orig blue with edge wear and a few freckles of light surface rust. Magazine tube retains 97-98% strong orig blue, the forend cap about 85% thinning blue and the receiver 88-90% strong bright orig blue with some fine scratches and a few scattered spots of light to moderate rust pitting. Lever has case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver with some small spots of pitting. Hammer retains about 85% muted case colors. Wood is sound with a couple of repaired slivers by the upper tang with the stock retaining most of an old restored finish and the forearm a wonderful dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light pitting in the grooves. 4-54887 JR181 (10,000-15,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-60. SN 27298. Early 3rd model with 28″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1876” marked ladder rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight grip and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80% orig blue, turning plum in areas with scattered spots of light surface rust that should clean. Receiver & sideplates retain 85-90% strong orig blue with some scattered light surface spotting. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and a couple of gouges on the buttstock with a fine dark patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light rust. 4-54426 JR93 (3,500-5,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 35660. Standard grade rifle with 28″ rnd smoothbore bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has straight grain walnut wood with straight grip and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a mottled silver/brown patina overall with a cleaned spot on the magazine tube and some light spotting on the receiver. Wood is sound with usual light nicks, dings & scratches with most of a very old restored finish. Good mechanics, dark bore with light to moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54596 JR174 (1,500-3,000)

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*RARE TEXAS/MEXICO ASSOCIATED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 331153. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl and beautiful fleur-de-lis checkered deep Colt medallion, walnut grips. The cylinder is the rare long flute dbl action style. A Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver and indicating shipment November 24, 1914 to Shelton Payne Arms Co., El Paso, TX, accompanies it. The type of stocks were not listed and it was in a shipment of three guns. It goes on to state that it was shipped with the long flute dbl action cylinder. The time frame in which it was shipped coincides with the Pancho Villa period and the Mexican Revolution, and the fact that it was delivered to El Paso lends the thought that it certainly could have been used by or against the Mexicans. Also included is an invoice from Turnbull Restorations indicating this revolver was restored in 1997. CONDITION: Very fine with Turnbull’s extraordinary restoration. Retains all of this fine finish with brilliant Colt-like case colors and blue. Grips have a tiny hairline by the left medallion, otherwise do not appear to have been touched. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of scattered light pitting. 4-53895 JR525 (6,000-10,000)

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*RARE ED BOHLIN INLAID & ENGRAVED TEXAS & ARIZONA ASSOCIATED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 250058. The engraving and all silver work are by Ed Bohlin “Saddle Maker to the Stars”. This SA is one of only a very few ever embellished by the world famous Bohlin. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl and fine deep grooved stag grips with sterling silver-plates on the bottom of each side and a small trapezoidal shaped sterling silver medallion at the top of each grip. Each medallion has raised initials “HOM” and a steer head. The bbl is beautifully engraved with three silver diamond inlays on each side and the ejector rod housing is inscribed “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER / WALTER W. BAILEY-HIS PISTOL 1899 / SHERIFF PIMA COUNTY ARIZONA / PRESENTED BY HIM TO H.O. MARIETTA / AT TUCSON ARIZONA”. The cylinder has six matching triangle shaped silver inlays at the back of each flute as well as a fine decorative line around each flute. The backstrap is nicely engraved in block letters “H.O. MARIETTA” and it has a decorative border line with a nicely detailed cowboy on a horse at the top of the backstrap. Accompanied by an article from the Fall 1987 THE TEXAS GUN COLLECTOR by Greg Martin in which there is a small discussion about H.O. Marietta wherein Marietta is pictured astride a horse in full cowboy gear wearing a single action revolver. He was a famous well-connected wealthy individual from Ohio. Marietta, Ohio was, in fact, named after his family. He was an early supporter of the Buffalo Bill Museum and a frequent visitor to Edward H. Bohlin’s ranch in Montana. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped November 21, 1903 to the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. of Bisbee, AZ. Research should be conducted to determine the dates that Mr. Bailey was the Pima County Sheriff and Mr. Marietta’s connection with the Copper Queen Mine. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue. Frame retains 75-80% muted case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 70% orig colors, bright on the right side. Trigger guard & backstrap retain 75-80% strong bright orig colors turned gray on the backstrap. Grips are fine with some verdigris around the screw escutcheon. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53886 (6,000-10,000)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 324792. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped November 13, 1912 to Schoverling, Daly & Gales, NY, NY in a shipment of two like guns. This revolver is pictured on page 151 of the book THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown, wherein he states that only 1,011 SAA’s were produced in this caliber before 1914. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 85-90% orig blue, thinning on the sides, strong & bright in the sheltered areas. Front sight has been shortened and is flat on top. Frame retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance faded to silver with some light pitting around the forcing cone area. Cylinder retains 85-90% thin orig blue, bright in the flutes. Grip frame retains 25-30% strong orig blue with the straps a blue/gray patina. Grips are very fine with moderate wear. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 4-53924 JR544 (4,500-6,500)

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RARE SMOOTHBORE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 131189. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl and eagle rampant Colt hard rubber grips. The right side of the bbl at the root is stamped with one large and one small “TT” and it has two notches over the forcing cone area on the top strap. The bbl has roll marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER”. Two Colt factory letters furnishing identical information and indicating shipment March 14, 1890 to U.S. CARTRIDGE CO., Bridgeport, Conn, accompany it. This revolver is pictured on page 109 in the book THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown, and he indicates that only 15 of the 44 smoothbores were ever made and alleges that this is the first one and was sent to the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. where they stamped the large “TT”, then it was returned to Colt for further testing where they stamped the small “TT”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue turning plum, stronger in the sheltered areas. Ejector rod housing retains about 50% orig blue. Frame retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance a medium gray patina. Cylinder & grip frame are a medium gray patina. Grips are fine with moderate wear and the bore shows some decent shine with moderate pitting. Mechanics need attention as they hammer will not hold at safety or half cock. A rare & desirable collector’s item. 4-53913 JR542 (6,500-8,500)

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*RARE LONG BBLED 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 30 Carb. SN SA35290a. Most unusual single action with factory 10″ bbl with standard front sight, block lettering on the top of the bbl and the caliber marking “30 CAL. M-1 CARB” on the left side of the bbl. The rest of the revolver is normal appearing with blued cylinder and grip frame, case colored frame and rampant Colt, Eagle, hard rubber grips. It is accompanied by a letter on Don Wilkerson letterhead dated 23 April 1987 which states that this is one of only five revolvers in this caliber, that it was originally shipped as a Model P-1640 in 357 Magnum with 4-3/4″ bbl, that it was shipped to the customer for inspection and then returned to the factory and converted to its present caliber. The cylinder is numbered to the revolver and has the earlier style removable cylinder bushing. The bore has six lands & grooves with left hand twist. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish with no discernable wear & only slight fading of the case colors on the left recoil shield with the balance of the case colors brilliant. Grips are crisp with crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. 4-53898 JR507 (5,000-8,000)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 Colt. SN 304418. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, the caliber marking on the left side “32 COLT”. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips. It is accompanied by two Colt factory letters providing identical information fully identifying this revolver and indicating shipment May 22, 1908 to John M. Smyth Co., Chicago, IL and sold to J.C. Moon. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains most of a fine old factory restored finish (NOTE: These are marked as should be with a factory refinish mark on the right side of t he trigger guard). Only blue loss is around the front sight area, which appears to be an old replacement. Grips are fine showing moderate wear. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are good. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. From the David Brown Collection. 4-53919 JR538 (2,500-3,500)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 344569. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line address and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. The bottom of the grips have been carved with what appears to be “20 / CP” on the bottom of each side. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Front sight has been altered, otherwise appears to be all orig with the bbl & ejector rod housing retaining 75-80% orig blue, strong & bright in the sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 90% thin blue, strong in the flutes. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, faded and turning silver, a little brighter in the sheltered areas. Grip frame retains strong blue in the sheltered areas, turned silver elsewhere. Grips show heavy wear. Mechanics need attention, the hammer will not release when brought to full cock. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54735 JR580 (1,250-2,250)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 354005. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, thick front sight with rampant Colt black hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with some slight muzzle wear on the left side and the edge of the ejector rod housing. Frame retains about all of its orig case colors, mostly muted but brilliant in the sheltered areas and stronger on the right side. Trigger guard retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue with scattered spots of surface rust. Backstrap retains 75-80% orig blue, thinning toward the bottom and turning silver. Cylinder retains about 95% strong bright orig blue with some fine scratches around the circumference. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53728 JR506 (5,000-8,000)

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*WYOMING SHERIFF’S SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 355959. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, properly marked on the top and left side, with the caliber marking “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 38 SPECIAL”. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips. The front sight is now a Marbles Sheard style and although it appears to be a fine professional installation, it is not from the factory. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter, which fully identifies this revolver as having been shipped October 21, 1937, sold to W.S. Darley Co., Chicago, IL and shipped to Sheriff’s Office, c/o H. John Allen, Casper, WY. This individual was a very famous and well known law enforcement officer in Southwest Wyoming, better known as “Happy Jack Allen”. He emigrated from the East coast in the 1880’s at the age of 14 and worked on a variety of ranches in the Cheyenne & Casper areas and was one of the cowboys who participated in the raid into the famous outlaw hideout the Hole in the Wall to recover stolen cattle. He later became a deputy sheriff in the 1890’s and in 1898 enlisted in the cavalry and rode up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt. When he returned from the service he rode with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show on a two year European tour, after which he worked in law enforcement in Pennsylvania before returning to Wyoming to again become deputy sheriff and later was the first head of what was to be the Wyoming State Police where he served for a number of years. In the 1920’s he was elected sheriff, which office he held until his death in the 1940’s. From the David Brown Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong bright orig blue, the ejector rod housing 92-94% blue, the frame retains about 80% strong bright case colors on the right side and about 60% faded case colors on the left side. Cylinder retains about 95% strong bright orig blue & the grip frame 65-70% blue with the straps turned gray. Grips, not numbered to this revolver, are slightly large. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53921 JR537 (5,500-7,500)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 88761. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl, 3-line patent dates and raised carved 1-pc ivory grips. The left side of the grip has a deep relief lawman holding a rifle with a holster & a revolver. The right side of the grip has a raised 5-pointed star with a miniature Texas Ranger badge in the center. The butt strap is stamped in very neat fashion “TEXAS RANGERS / DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Frame retains 10-15% orig nickel-plating & the front strap about 50% nickel finish with traces elsewhere being mostly a silver/gray patina with fine pitting and heavy wear around the muzzle and fine pitting on the cylinder. Grips are sound with a small chip on the left toe and have a fine light patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54736 JR578 (1,500-2,500)

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TOM MIX COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 3852. Tom Mix and 101 Ranch associated single action that apparently started out life as a cavalry revolver then was reduced to an artillery revolver and further modified with other mixed parts. The bbl is now 5-3/16″ with a German silver front sight, “US” on the left side of the frame and has the following numbers: The bbl appears to be “5043”, the trigger guard “138257” with sub-inspector initial “K” and the backstrap “8028” with traces of old nickel-plating. It has Type II ejector rod housing with a replacement ejector rod head and a nickel-plated screw. The cylinder number is worn away and it has nice stag grips with the Tom Mix brand at the top left near the frame. It is accompanied by a very early lightweight cartridge belt and dbl loop holster. The tip of the billet is marked “DENVER MF’G. CO. MAKERS”, with the numbers “44C” and “24”. It has rawhide lacing through the belt loops, apparently for reinforcement. The top of the holster has a small shield shaped silver badge pinned through it, which is marked “SPECIAL OFFICER” with a 5-point star cutout in the center. The bottom tip of the badge is hand scratched “101” and the back center star of the star is also scratched “101”. This revolver was reportedly given to Tom Mix by an African-American special deputy who worked at the 101 Ranch around the turn of the 20th century. The revolver was reportedly issued to African-American troops of the 10th Cavalry. It is well known that Tom Mix was an employee at the 101 Ranch and subsequent to his becoming famous, a frequent guest there. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains, being a very dark brown even patina showing heavy hard use with battered screws. Cylinder pin is much abused and the cylinder pin screw is broken and someone has attempted to drill it out unsuccessfully. Mechanics need attention, strong bore with fine pitting. Belt & holster show heavy wear & use with some small parts of the cartridge loops missing from the belt, but it still remains soft & supple. 4-54944 JR584 (3,000-5,000)

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*PAIR OF ENGRAVED SINGLE ACTION COLT REVOLVERS WITH TEXAS ASSOCIATION. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 348362 & 351939. Identically engraved by famous Colt factory engraver Alvin White, these revolvers have 7-1/2″ bbls, are blue & case colored with diamond checkered 2-pc ivory grips, also by Alvin White. The engraving is extremely well executed with about 70% coverage of fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. The bbl has a wide & narrow gold inlaid band at each end and the frame has gold wire inlay around the perimeter. The cylinder has a wide and narrow gold inlaid band at the back edge and gold wire around the flutes and front edge. The left recoil shields have a raised gold Brahma bullhead executed in great detail. Both sides of the hammers are engraved and have an eagle head at the top. The loading gates have the “Ladder” brand inlaid in gold. The backstraps are fully engraved with gold patterns at top & bottom. The front straps & butts are full coverage engraved and the trigger guards are inlaid with gold initials. #351939 has the initials “GSC II” and #348362 has the initials “KFC”. The Cohen family of Galveston, Texas reportedly returned these revolvers to Colt for engraving for Kenneth F. Cohen and George S. Cohen II as presents from their father. The left side of the front straps under the grips has a small silver rectangular cartouche marked “A A WHITE / ENG”. Accompanied by Colt factory letters indicating that #348362 was originally shipped January 21,1926 to Von Lengerke & Antoine of Chicago, Illinois and #351939 was shipped February 15, 1929 to Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT. Also accompanying is a hand written letter dated 4-27-04 from George Hurst stating that he purchased this pair from William L. Johnson on 2-3-96. He states that they were sold to Robert K. Hutchins in April 1964 and Mr. Johnson sold them to Mr. Hurst for Mr. Hutchins. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. They do not appear to have been fired since engraving. Both revolvers retain virtually all of their fine blue & case colored finish applied at the time they were engraved by White. Grips are very beautiful and show no wear with a light cream-colored patina. 4-53899 (15,000-30,000)

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*WELDON BLEDSOE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 334385. Silver & gold finish with 7-1/2″ bbl and highly figured custom walnut 1-pc grips. Engraved in typical Weldon Bledsoe intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It has about 70% coverage overall. The bbl has a custom front sight with unusual blade. The engraver’s signature is found on the right side of the frame just below and forward of the hammer screw. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its fine silver & gold custom finish. Does not appear to have been fired since engraving. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54724 JR533 (3,000-5,000)

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*PAIR OF ENGRAVED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 220959 & 249617. After market identically engraved with 4-3/4″ bbls, nickel finish and raised carved ox head 1-pc ivory grips. The only difference being, the grips are left hand and right hand. The engraving consists of about 70% coverage deep foliate arabesque patterns with fans or partial blossoms on the recoil shield, loading gate & top of the backstrap. The balance of the engraving is well executed and has the initials “BJ” in a ribbon on the bottom of the trigger guards. The ox head grips are extremely well executed with great detail. The front of each cylinder has the last two numbers of the serial number of that particular revolver. CONDITION: Identical condition. Do not appear to have been fired since engraving and they retain virtually all of their fine custom nickel finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with some pitting in #220959. Grips are sound with no apparent damage retaining a fine gold patina with minor age lines in the bottom edges. A fine pair of revolvers for the exhibition shooter. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54732 JR575 (4,500-6,500)

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*FINE EXHIBITION QUALITY ENGRAVED PAIR OF COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 120409 & 215023. Not identically engraved but certainly by the same hand and likely at the same time. These revolvers offer a study in alternative style engraving. They both have 5-1/2″ bbls with gold wash over silver finish and gold colored synthetic 2-pc grips, one with medallions, the other without.

#120409, like its mate, has full coverage engraving with a great variety of cattle brands and vignettes, all in raised engraved form. Some of the vignettes are steer riding, and Indian, a wolf, a road runner & rattlesnake, a hanged man, a Mexican on a burro, a coyote howling at the moon with surrounding very nice foliate arabesque patterns. The back edge of the cylinder is stamped with a band of arrowheads, the bottom of the bbl is engraved “OLD JUDGE COLT” and the backstrap “TEXAS”. The top of the bbl has the Texas Lone Star and the sides of the hammer have rattlesnakes. Even the sides of the sight are engraved. The front strap is engraved “A.W. NIXON” and engraving in the flutes of the cylinder spell out “A NIXON”. The trigger bow is engraved with cattle brands. The screw heads are all engraved with serrated marks. This apparently was a mismatched artillery originally as the “DFC” sub-inspector mark is visible on the bottom of the bbl. CONDITION: Very fine. About 50% of the gold wash remains and most of the silver undercoat. Will not hold on safety notch or half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. Grips are slightly shrunken but fine.

*#215023 is nearly identically engraved with the backstrap engraved “ARIZONA” and the bottom of the bbl engraved “PERSUADER”. It has different vignettes and different cattle brands with this one having an elk, a masked outlaw, a saddle-bronc rider, a cowboy shooting an Indian from horseback in a desert scene, a gunfight with a 2-fisted shooter and a wounded individual. The front strap is also engraved “A.W. NIXON” and the flutes spell out “A. NIXON”. The screw heads on this revolver are also engraved with serrated lines and the sides of the hammer are engraved with rattlesnakes. CONDITION: Retains about 50% gold wash and most of the silver under-plating. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting.

A custom dbl buscadero rig with coarse carving and simple single loop quick draw holsters with unusual aluminum cartridge loops accompany this pair. CONDITION: The rig is dry but still flexible, could use a little treatment. 4-54874 JR576 (4,000-6,000)

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1213

*RARE SMOOTHBORE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 226032. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, standard markings with 2-line patent address on the frame and rampant Colt in a circle. It has beautiful 2-pc silver Colt medallion pearl grips. The bore is completely smooth, without rifling, and measures .460″ at the muzzle. It is accompanied by two Colt factory letters providing identical information and indicates shipment May 3, 1902 to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, Illinois in a shipment of five like guns. Also accompanying is a copy of a letter from the BATF dated March 29, 1974 exempting this revolver from the provisions of the National Firearms Act and classifying it as a Curio & Relic. This revolver is pictured on page 47 of the book THE 36 CALIBERS OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY, Brown, wherein he states that there were only four such revolvers ever made and that all four were made on special order for Pawnee Bill & Buffalo Bill for use in their Wild West Shows. He states that this revolver was made for Pawnee Bill when he was with Buffalo Bill and that the bbl has a slight choke. Inside of grip marked “Pawnee Bill”. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & ejector rod housing retaining a medium gray patina with some scattered light pitting near the muzzle. Frame & grip frame retain a dark gray patina with fine pitting around the forcing cone area. Grips have a small line by the medallion on each side with some age lines on the right side, otherwise have great fire and beautiful character. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-53912 JR541 (3,500-5,500)

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1214

FINE EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 118096. Nickel finish, 5-1/2″ bbl, with 2-pc rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped January 30, 1889 to Comminge & Giesler, Houston, TX. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains traces of orig nickel in the sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/gray patina. Frame retains about 50% nickel finish with the balance gray metal color and light pitting. Cylinder retains 20-25% nickel finish being mostly gray metal color with light surface pitting. Grip frame and hammer also retain traces of nickel finish, strong on the butt strap with scattered light pitting. Grips are extremely worn with the right side being nearly completely smooth. Will not hold in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. This undoubtedly was a Texas cowboy’s daily companion for many, many years and saw lots of service. 4-53862 JR583 (2,000-3,000)

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1215

FAMOUS OUTLAW USED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 118933. Usual configuration with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly shortened front sight, black powder frame with rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips with four notches on the bottom of the left side. It is accompanied by a series of correspondence between a Mr. William R. Schneider, Parke-Bernet Galleries and also with a Dr. Robert M. Quay. In a notarized statement Mr. Schneider states that an old time gunsmith, Frank Ford, who, in the 1890’s was in charge of the Simmons Hardware Co. Gun Dept. in St. Louis, MO, gave this revolver to him. Sometime in the 1890’s Ben Kilpatrick, famous outlaw, train robber and bank robber and the leader of the Derby Hat Gang (he rode with Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid), brought this revolver in for repair. Later, when Mr. Ford learned of Kilpatrick’s death he appropriated the gun for himself and later presented it to Mr. Schneider. Then in February 1974, Sotheby Parke-Bernet Galleries of Los Angeles sold this revolver to Dr. Quay. Also accompanying is a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as being shipped January 21, 1887 to Alford & Berkele Co., New York, NY in a shipment of 50 guns. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains, being a dark plumy finish overall with heavy pitting. Trigger screw & cylinder screw are battered. Grips are sound showing heavy wear. Half cock notch is missing from the hammer. Otherwise, mechanics are fine and strong bore with light pitting. 4-53771 JR550 (7,500-15,000)

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1216

SCARCE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Boxer Long. SN 22864. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl with Hartford address and replacement 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by two Colt factory letter identifying this revolver and stating that it was shipped October 25, 1878 to Colt’s London Agency in a shipment of 30 guns of the same type. The type of grips and bbl length are not listed. This gun is illus. on pg 31 of The 36 Calibers of the Colt Single Action Army by Brown. CONDITION: Fine. Retains about all of a bright restored nickel finish. Frame markings, caliber markings, British proofs and serial numbers on the trigger guard and backstrap were obliterated during the refinishing process. Grips are crisp and retain about all of their fine custom varnish. 4-53916 JR547 (3,500-5,500)

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1217

*WHIMSICAL BOOK CASING FOR COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Spcl. SN SA42324. Created by Robert Evans, this unusual item has the appearance of a large blue leather-bound book, 2-1/4″ thick x 11″ x 9-5/8″ embossed in gold on the front cover “THE TEXAN’S GUIDE / TO MORAL PERSUASION” by Robert Evans. The inside is a well made, French fitted casing of wine colored ultra-suede with a compartment for the revolver, a pewter 4 oz. hammered hip flask and a cartridge block for six cartridges. The inside of the lid is a watercolor of mountain and desert scenes with the inscription in the center “Offer the Gentleman a Drink . . . If that fails . . . Shoot the Sonovabitch!!”. The revolver is a 3rd generation Sheriff’s model with 3″ bbl, having about class “D” coverage engraving of wonderfully executed intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and 2-pc smooth pearl grips. The model and caliber on each side of the bbl are inlaid with gold and all the border edges have gold wire inlay. The bottom of the frame just above the serial number is signed “EVANS” & “FEGA”. The cartridges that are included are in 44 Mag with a “Texas” head stamp. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Revolver is unfired and unturned. Grips are pristine. Casing is also new with a little dust and no damage or soil. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54725 JR697 (2,000-3,000)

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1218

*LOT OF THREE CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. All three are full nickel finish with hard rubber grips in their orig black-hinged lid box. (1) Cal. 44 Spcl. SN 27261SA. 5-1/2″ bbl. CONDITION: New in the box with a light cylinder line with a small nick on the bbl and another on the frame. Grips are crisp with the left side having turned chocolate. Box has one broken corner in the lid, otherwise is fine. (2) Cal. 45Colt. SN 27260SA. 5-1/2″ bbl with faint cylinder line. With orig wax paper and warranty card in the box. CONDITION: New. Unfired with a small scratch on the left side of the frame with some slight dulling to the grip frame and the left grip is starting to turn chocolate. Box is extremely fine with a couple of fuzzed corners and a small scratch on the lid. (3) Cal. 45 Colt. SN 27262SA. 4-3/4″ bbl with orig wax paper and warranty card in the box. CONDITION: New in the box. Faint cylinder line and light scuffing at the left muzzle edge and end of the ejector rod housing. Both grips are turning chocolate. Box has a couple of small breaks in the lid with one fuzzed edge and a couple of fuzzed corners, otherwise is fine. 4-53909 JR532 (12,500-17,500)

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1219

*COLT3RD GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN EHBM34. Heavy duty version, Model P1850Z2, of the venerable single action with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue & case colored with rampant Colt eagle black composition grips. Accompanied by its orig blue foam lined 2-pc box containing owner’s manual and other papers and a Colt cable lock. It also has its white 1-pc cardboard shipping sleeve with label. Consecutively numbered to another SAA in this auction. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, new, unfired and unturned. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish with exceptionally pretty case colors. Box and sleeve are equally new. 4-53997 JR562 (1,250-1,750)

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1220

*COLT 3RD GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN EHBM33. Heavy-duty version of the venerable single action Model P1850Z2 with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue & case colored with rampant Colt, eagle black composition grips. Accompanied by its orig blue, foam lined, 2-pc box containing owner’s manual and other papers and a Colt cable lock. It also has its white 1-pc cardboard shipping sleeve with label. Consecutively numbered to another SAA in this auction. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, new, unfired and unturned. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish with exceptionally pretty case colors. Box and sleeve are equally new. 4-53997-1 JR561 (1,250-1,750)

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1220A.

PAIR OF 1-PIECE SINGLE ACTION COLT IVORY GRIPS. Beautiful single action grips of three pieces of joined ivory for a single action army revolver. The right side of the grip has a beautifully detailed early American eagle with an American shield. CONDITION: Extremely fine. No noticeable damages. Fine mellow patina with age lines on the bottom. 4-53903 JR585 (800-1,200)

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1220B.

CASED PAIR OF REPLICA COLT 3rd MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVERS. SN 15101 & #15102, a consecutive pair. The grips are ivory and the bbls & cylinders are finished bright. Otherwise they are finished like the originals. Also in the case are a powder flask, a key that works the lock, a nipple wrench, a bullet mold, two cleaning rods, a screwdriver, a combination tool, two boxes of caps, a spare bbl #15001 & #15002, and a spare rammer numbered the same. There are five cleaning brushes, patches, caps and balls. The case is 14” x 22-3/4”. CONDITION: Like new. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54656 X184 (2,000-3,000)

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1221

COLT LIGHTNING SHERIFF’S MODEL DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 4158. Sheriff’s or storekeeper’s model with nickel finish, 3-3/8″ rnd bbl with half moon front sight, 2-line bbl address, 3-line patent markings, with the caliber on the left rear web of the trigger guard and it is fitted with checkered 1-pc rosewood grips. CONDITION: Fine. Retains most of a restored nickel finish over some fine light nicks & scratches on the frame, hammer and bbl. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-54937 JR579 (750-1,000)

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1222

COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 59506 on frame and backstrap. Other numbers have been removed in the conversion. Cal. .38 LC. 4-1/2” rnd bbl. A single action backstrap has been brazed to the top of the backstrap. An extension has been added to the trigger guard. A pair of single action grips have been heavily modified to fit the new straps. CONDITION: Gray patina with even, light pitting overall. Grips are broken and repaired with heavy wear and file marks. Mechanically needs work. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54683 X168 (200-300)

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1223

REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 51. Nickel finish with bbl reduced to 5-11/16″ with a soldered on front sight and 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains 75-80% milky orig nickel with the worn areas flaked to a light patina. Grips have chipped toes and appear to have been sanded & have an oil finish. Mechanics need attention, will not hold on safety notch or half cock. Strong dark bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54679 JR626 (1,250-1,750)

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1224

COLT MODEL 1878 DBL ACTION FRONTIER REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 32638. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl and 2-pc pearl grips with a lanyard loop in the butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 75-80% orig nickel with areas of flaking and lost nickel with the exposed areas a dark patina. Cylinder pin head is battered. Grips have a chip on the left bottom, otherwise are fine with lots of fire. Mechanics need attention, will not hold at safety or half cock. Strong bright bore with scattered spots of pitting. 4-54940 (2,250-2,750)

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1224A.

CUSTER ERA 1870’S INDIAN PIPE TOMAHAWK. Well made iron headed tomahawk with 8-1/4″ head having a 1-3/4″ high x 3/4″ pipe bowl on top and a 4-5/8″ long blade that flares from 1-1/8″ out to 3-3/8″. It has the early style heart shaped cut-out with decorative raised file work around the base of the pipe bowl and where the blade joins the socket. The socket hole is 1-3/4″ and elliptical shaped. It has what appears to be the orig haft which is 14-1/4″ long, slightly curved upward, missing the orig wedge, which secured it in the socket. It has several tack holes down the left side and an old brass nail in the right side with a clean out plug at the head end. CONDITION: Head is bright and clean with some light pitting on the pipe bowl and minor hammer marks around the pipe bowl rim. Edge is clean and dull with a few nicks & dings and has light, fine pitting on both sides. Haft has numerous grain checks and shows heavy wear with substantial charred area around the socket. A fine Indian Wars period authentic tomahawk. 4-55308 JR741 (5,000-9,500)

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1224B.

1770’S FRENCH-INDIAN WARS DECORATED TOMAHAWK. Fine early tomahawk with 6″ overall length head, a 3-3/4″ blade that swells from 1″ to 2-1/4″, having a straight front edge and curved back edge with fine decorative file work. Both sides & the socket have incised decorative lines and there is a stamping on the left side consisting of an “X” under a bar with a dot over it. The socket is 1-9/16″ diameter with an ovoid shaped hole and has two small holes on each side. The haft is a very old replacement but not the age of the head. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Blade has some fine pitting on the left side with a chip in the cutting edge and some hammer marks on top of the socket and overall retains a light gray patina. Haft is dark and worn with the remnants of old paint over about half of the butt end. 4-55307 JR740 (1,500-2,500)

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1225

COLTROCK “THE COURTSHIP OF LADY NICOTINE”. Dark brown gutta-percha or early plastic, made as part of Colt’s line of items made from this material. It measures 5” x 6 ½” and is marked on the cover and spine with dividers inside with the ashtray and compartment covers missing. CONDITION: Small chip on the spine near the title with some light fading and loss of the gold on the spine. Otherwise is fine. 4-53853 (600-1,000)

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1226

McDOWELL BOWIE KNIFE W/CHEYENNE HOLSTER & BELT. (1) The heavy 8-3/4” Bowie style knife is unmarked but was made by Bruce McDowell. The sheath for the knife, the slim-Jim-type holster, and the leather belt are all marked “CHEYENNE / * / SADDLE CO.” CONDITION: Nearly new with minor handling marks. (2) Same as above except holster has a thin flap over the top. CONDITION: Near new. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54820-1 FS301 (500-800)

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1227

BOWIE KNIFE BY BRUCE McDOWELL W/HOLSTER AND BELT. (1) 9-1/2” heavy Bowie style blade in unmarked leather scabbard. The belt is also unmarked. The large holster is marked “DCL” inside a horse shoe. Thirty-nine cartridge loops containing 37 .44/40 cartridges. CONDITION: Near new with slight handling marks. (2) Similar belt and holster, no Bowie knife. CONDITION: Near new with minor handling marks. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54820-2 FS302 (400-750)

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1228

MISCELLANEOUS LEATHER GOODS. (1) Lot includes 12” carbine boot with straps. CONDITION: Some scuffs and wrinkling to the surface but still supple. (2) Hunter cartridge belt for bottleneck rifle cartridges. CONDITION: Very good with light scuffing. (3) Same as (2), containing nine cartridges. CONDITION: 11 of loops are torn and others are loose. (4) “GEO LAWRENCE & CO. / PORTLAND,OR” rifle scabbard with light tooled border. CONDITION: Well used with stains and wrinkles. (5) Cheyenne slim-Jim holster. #11 on the belt loop below the logo. Light tooling on the front. CONDITION: Fine. Light staining and scratches. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54820-3 FS303 (250-500)

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1229

*WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN560558. Fine special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, half magazine, silver bead front sight and flat top rear sight with Lyman tang sight. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood with “I” style checkering on the forearm and capped pistol grip stock that has crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and a small nick or two on the sharp edges of the bbl. Receiver retains about 80% orig blue, strong & bright on the right side, lightly cleaned on the left side, thin on the top & bottoms. Take down ring retains 30-35% thin blue. Lever retains 25-30% case colors under old dried oil and the hammer about 80% strong case colors under old dried oil. Stock has a hairline by the grip cap and another on the left side of the wrist, otherwise the wood is sound with the forearm showing moderate to heavy wear, a few light bruises and a medium dark oiled finish. Buttstock has usual scattered nicks & scratches with a couple of small bruises and a scrape or two and retains about 90% orig varnish. Good mechanics, crisp shiny bore. 4-54894 JR182 (4,500-6,000)

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1230

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 178466. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw and flat top rear sight with a Lyman tang sight. It has uncheckered wood, nicely figured, with straight grip & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on November 19, 1901 to order #121726. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% dull orig blue with a few scattered chemical spots and some thinning toward the muzzle. Receiver retains 65-70% thin orig blue, strong in the sheltered areas, turned silver on the bottom and plum on the top. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear on the forearm with a scrape on each side and retains mostly a dark oil finish. Buttstock has a repaired chip by the top tang with a series of bruises down the bottom and light nicks & scratches and retains about 95% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with some orange peel effect. 4-54900 JR217 (2,500-3,500)

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1231

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 984338. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, standard front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. The left side of the receiver is pantographed “M.C.B.F.”, no indication of what these initials stand for. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright orig blue with a small thin spot on top about mid-point and a couple of minor scratches. Receiver retains about 70% thin orig blue with a couple of spots of cleaned rust and fine pitting on the right side. Wood is sound with light very minor handling & use marks on the butt stock, moderate nicks & dings on the forearm and it retains most of its orig bright varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54899 JR215 (1,500-2,500)

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1232

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 883347. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It is fitted with uncheckered gumwood stock & forearm with straight grip and carbine buttplate. There is a staple & ring in the left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a tiny nick or two. Bands retain most of their orig blue with only light high point wear. Receiver retains 88-90% bright orig blue mixed with light flaked areas which have turned to patina with a halo around the saddle ring area. Wood is sound with a series of bruises on the forearm and a couple of others on the butt stock with other light handling & storage marks. Overall, the wood retains 95-96% strong orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-54896 JR712 (4,500-6,500)

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1233

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 257656. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight with a staple in the left side of the receiver, missing the ring. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood, uncheckered, with straight grip & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong bright orig blue with a very few, very scattered spots of pinpoint rust. Receiver retains 93-95% strong bright orig blue with striation marks down both sides and a few spots of fine rust pitting on the right side. Lever retains about 50% bright colors turned gray on the outer edges. Hammer retains about 90% muted case colors. Wood is sound, with a narrow chemical streak down the comb with a few light handling & storage nicks on the stock and a couple of bruises on the forearm and retains most of its fine orig oil finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54897 JR186 (3,500-6,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 987705. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight with a staple & ring in the left side of the receiver. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood, uncheckered, with straight stock and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong bright orig blue with a few small nicks and minor muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains about 80-85% strong bright orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig blue as does the buttplate. Wood is sound with a few very scattered, very minor, handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54895 JR208 (4,000-6,000)

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1235

*WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 1006745. Standard grade rifle with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with semi-beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong bright orig blue. Forend cap blue has turned dull. Receiver retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue and the lever retains about 80% blue with the balance flaked to a dull patina. Hammer retains about 95% blue. Wood is sound with light handling & use dings & scratches, a series of small chatter marks & light bruises on the right side of the stock & forearm. There is a deeper bruise on the left side. Overall retains about 95% strong orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54911 JR205 (2,500-4,000)

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1236

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 904535. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has a staple & ring in the left side of the receiver and it is fitted with gumwood stock & forearm with straight grip & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue with a scratch and a couple of nicks on the magazine tube and a small rub spot on the bbl. Receiver retains 30-35% strong orig blue with the balance flaked to a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining most of its orig finish. Stock has a 3/4″ x 3/4″ patch below the bottom tang with minor handling & use marks and retains most of an old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54898 JR206 (2,000-3,000)

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1237

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE RIFLE. SN 42717. Cal. 30/30. 26” rnd bbl. The factory letter verifies these features. It was shipped May 18, 1898, a single gun on order #9149. Large buckhorn sight has been installed on the rear of the bbl. CONDITION: 90% blue on the bbl, 85% thinning dull blue on the magazine tube. Receiver has strong blue on both sides but the top & bottom are mostly gray metal. There is casehardening color visible on the sides of the lever and hammer, mostly gone at the rear and bottom. Forearm still retains some varnish, but has shrunk considerable lengthwise. Buttstock has nice grain with numerous rack dents on the left side of the grip. Mechanically fine. 4-54579 FS284 (2,750-3,250)

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1238

*DELUXE TAKEDOWN LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 608062. Fine deluxe rifle with 22″ tapered lightweight bbl, pedestal front sight with ivory bead and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has 2/3 magazine and highly figured flame grain wood, “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-80% dull orig blue with a thinned area near the muzzle. Receiver retains 25-30% thin orig blue with the balance a light brown patina. Lever has traces of case colors in the sheltered areas and the hammer dark case colors. Stock has a hairline at the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound showing heavy use with several nicks, dings & scratches and a bruise or two and retains 85-90% crackled varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-54908 JR223 (2,500-3,500)

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1238A.

*THE VERY FIRST WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 IN CALIBER 32. Cal. 32 WS. SN 107731. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, dovetail blade front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight grip and crescent steel buttplate. The left side of the receiver has an unusual threaded hole near the upper rear edge and the hammer screw on the left side has a small-machined circle around it. The stock has a small aluminum tag tacked in place on the bottom marked “STD. VEL.” It is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as having been originally shipped Oct. 16, 1901 with the note “Taken to Mr. Whl. for excessive test.” The letter also states return & repair March 4, 1906 and April 7, 1914. Cody Firearms records disclose that this is the very first Winchester rifle in caliber 32 Winchester Special. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright orig blue, slightly thinned on the bottom of the magazine tube. Receiver retains 95-96% strong bright orig blue with some light flaking and very fine surface rust on the right side. Lever retains about 80% orig case colors, strong on the sides, thinned on the edges. Hammer retains most of its orig dark case colors. Top tang is missing a small plug screw and has a tang sight screw in the rear socket. Wood is sound with usual handling nicks, dings & scratches, a small gouge on the forearm and one of the butt stock. Forearm retains about 80% orig finish and the buttstock about 95% strong orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-55301 JR739 (10,000-15,000)

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1239

*SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 237315. Standard grade take down rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, ivory bead Lyman front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and hard rubber shotgun Winchester buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 88-90% strong bright orig blue with wear at the top rear edges and thinning on the bottom. Left side has a small cloth weave impression. Take down ring has about 90% orig blue. Lever retains about 75% bright case colors & the hammer about 95%. Wood is sound with light to moderate nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Stock has a filled hole in the bottom and another small filled sliver left side of the top tang. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54909 JR213 (1,750-2,750)

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1240

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 194553. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine with half-nickel front sight and smokeless rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight grip and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% strong orig blue with minor handling and use nicks. Receiver retains 70-75% bright orig blue, thinning and turning gray on the top and bottom at the carry point. Lever retains 40-50% muted case colors and the hammer about 80%. Wood is sound with the forearm having a fine hand rubbed patina and minor nicks & scratches. Buttstock with minor bruises & scratches and four notches below the lower tang, retains about 50% orig varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54060 JR42 (800-1,500)

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1241

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 279404. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and smokeless rear sight. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright orig blue with fine edge wear. Magazine tube retains 98-99% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains most of its orig blue finish, strong & bright on the sides, thinning on the top & bottom. Lever retains 60-70% case colors, bright in the sheltered areas and the hammer about 90% dark colors. Buttplate retains 60-70% silvered case hardening. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks with the forearm retaining most of an old wiped on finish and the buttstock about all of a lightly sanded refinish. Crisp mechanics, strong bore, a little dark in the grooves, but may clean. 4-54905 JR209 (1,000-2,000)

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1242

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 256627. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, uncheckered nicely figured wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% orig blue turning plum on the top with a minor scratch or two. Receiver retains 92-94% orig blue, strong on the sides, turning plum on top & bottom with light rust on both sides. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches with a chemical streak down the comb, otherwise retains 85-90% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting about mid-point. May clean better with a good scrubbing. 4-54998 JR129 (1,250-1,750)

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1243

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 274842. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and smokeless rear sight. It has nicely figured uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 70% strong orig blue, mostly on the sides with the bottom turning silver with a few scattered spots of pitting and thinned top. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Some moderate pitting on the buttplate. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54418 JR96 (1,250-1,750)

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1244

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 509567. Cal. .32 WS. 26” rnd nickel-steel bbl. It is fitted with the special .32 WS smokeless rear sight. CONDITION: 95% blue on the bbl and magazine, 75% on the forearm tip and action. Casehardening colors on the buttplate are dark. Ones on the sides of the lever are bright. Bottom of the lever is lightly pitted and there are flaked & pitted areas on the frame. Wood has some crackling on the forearm but none on the butt stock. Rear sight has only traces of finish. 4-54904 FS343 (1,200-2,000)

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1245

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 991649, Cal. .30/30. 20” rnd stainless steel bbl. The rear sight has been removed and a Lyman tang sight added. CONDITION: Rubbed spots on top of the bbl between the bbl band and the receiver. Moderate wear on the bottom and front of the receiver but about 80% of the blue remains. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-54907 FS340 (2,500-4,000)

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1246

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38-55. SN 870853. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, square base front sight, carbine ladder rear sight with a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver. It is fitted with nicely figured gumwood stock & forearm with straight grip & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright orig blue with minor edge wear and slight thinning over the chamber area. Receiver retains about 70% orig blue, strong & bright in the sheltered areas, fading toward the front, turned silver on the bottom and thin on the top. Top tang retains most of its orig blue. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig blue, thin on the lever. Wood is sound with a couple of deep bruises on the wrist, a gouge on the forearm and scattered light nicks & scratches elsewhere. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-54906 JR216 (2,000-3,000)

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1247

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 931001. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has very nicely grained walnut stock & forearm, uncheckered with straight grip and carbine buttplate. There is a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & bands retain virtually all of their bright orig factory blue with one small thin spot on the forearm band. Receiver, lever and hammer retain about all of their bright orig factory blue with three fingerprints on the left side and another on the right side that have turned to a medium patina. Some light flaking on the front edge of the receiver, otherwise the finish is bright & clean. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks, a series of small scratches on the right side of the butt stock and retains 96-97% orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-54910 JR713 (1,750-2,750)

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1248

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 25-35. SN 834602. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight, carbine ladder rear sight and a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver. It is fitted with nicely figured gumwood stock & forearm with straight grip carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong bright orig blue with fine light surface spotting. Receiver retains traces of blue in sheltered areas having flaked to a light patina showing wear on the bottom edges. Wood is sound with three or four small grain checks by the buttplate and moderate nicks, dings & scratches and a couple of small gouges with the forearm retaining about 60% orig finish and the buttplate about 90%. Crisp mechanics, strong bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-54901 JR218 (1,500-2,500)

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1249

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 43037. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, ivory bead hunting front sight and rare full buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain 92-93% strong orig blue, slightly dulled, with an area of recent surface rust about mid-point. Receiver retains about 60% thinning orig blue, stronger on the right side with the balance turned silver. Lever retains 50-60% case colors, bright in the sheltered areas and the hammer about 90% dark colors. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish with light handling & use marks. Good mechanics, strong bright bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54583 JR149 (500-800)

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1250

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 711187. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, replacement front sight with silver bead and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured uncheckered walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. The magazine tube is 2/3 length with a flat cap. The band is properly positioned and there is no evidence that it was ever any other place. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-96% strong bright orig blue. Some minor hammer marks by the front sight. Receiver retains traces of orig blue in sheltered areas with the balance a silver metal color. Wood is sound showing moderate wear on the forearm, which retains about 70% orig varnish. Buttstock has some oil staining around the receiver and top tang, otherwise retains about 85% orig varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54903 JR211 (1,250-2,250)

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*RARE SAVAGE MODEL 1899 VICTOR GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 303 Savage. SN 81094. Beautiful early takedown rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Sheard front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a locking Lyman tang sight. The receiver is wonderfully engraved with game scenes of a charging buffalo vignette on the left side and a walking tiger on the right side completely surrounded with very fine foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. Both sides have full coverage. The bottom of the rifle has a small-engraved panel that bears a name that has been partially obliterated. The sides of the forearm takedown ring are stippled and there are small patterns on the sides of the lever stud. It is fitted with highly figured marble cake French walnut stock & forearm that has “B” carving and checkered side panels with schnable tip forearm and serpentine shaped grip cap 13-1/8″ LOP over crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a factory letter from Roe Clark, Savage Historian, fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment December 21, 1907 to Bances & Mueller Hardware. The letter also indicates that it was returned for service and re-shipped to Stembough Thompson Company and that there is a note “Name in Scroll”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl, lever, buttplate and wood retain virtually all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Receiver does not appear to have been touched and retains about 90% bright orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-53841 JR69 (3,500-5,000)

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1252

*SAVAGE MODEL 1899K LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. SN 22690. Early deluxe rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Sheard front sight and a replacement Marbles semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman locking tang sight. The receiver is engraved with usual “K” patterns consisting of vignettes of foliate arabesque panels on each side, some light scrolls on the upper left edge and leaf & border patterns on the top. It is fitted with very nicely figured Claro walnut with checkered schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanying this lot are 2 letters from Roe S. Clark Arms (historian for Savage). One letter, dated Nov. 8, 1978, confirms gun’s configuration with a note “Fancy” preceeding the serial number. Rifle was accepted from the factory May 4, 1901 and shipped Sept. 30, 1903 to Marshall Wells Hardware Company. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains about all of a professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. Lever retains about 90% orig case colors, bright on the sides and sheltered areas. Stock has a small gouge on the left side panel and a few minor nicks & scratches otherwise. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-53842 JR70 (1,750-2,750)

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1253

WHITNEY KENNEDY SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-60. SN F644. Scarce carbine, one of about 1000. It has the large frame with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and orig reverse mounted carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a stud & ring in the left side and it has the early “S” shaped lever. It has straight grain American walnut wood with straight grip and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains, being a smooth even gray/brown patina with some scattered spots of light rust and one spot of moderate rust on the receiver. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54597 JR175 (1,500-2,500)

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1254

RARE COLT BURGESS BABY CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 5799. Very rare nickel finish baby carbine (total production – 972, of all types of finishes in the period 1883-85). It has a 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and reverse mounted, orig, ladder carbine rear sight. The receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with straight stock & carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains about 80% orig nickel with most of the losses on the magazine tube, lever and around the saddle ring area. Bbl has some pimpling of the nickel and the receiver is lightly spotted. Buttplate retains about 20% nickel. Forearm has a crack at the tip, otherwise the wood is sound with no cracks over the loading gate spring area and retains most of an old sanded oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light orange peel pitting. A very rare carbine in respectable condition. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54594 JR178 (3,500-5,000)

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1255

*MARLIN MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44-40. SN 1501. Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight and V-notch standard rear sight. The top tang is marked “Marlin / MODEL 94” and has a 6-pointed star near the large tang screw. The bbl markings are also of the later type and the serial number appears to be in its own range of the later types with large numbers. It has nicely figured uncheckered walnut stock and forearm with straight grip and semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. Case colored receiver and lever. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood having brilliant case colors on the receiver. Lever is fading to gray on the outer edges, the stock has three or four small gouges and bruises, otherwise is fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54061 JR43 (1,500-2,500)

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1256

MARLIN MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 RF. SN 73343. Standard grade rifle with 24″ rnd bbl, silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely grained, uncheckered walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. The bolt is convertible to center fire with use of a separate firing pin. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 75-80% bright orig blue with the balance a light patina. Sideplate retains about 20% thin blue with the balance turned patina. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and a 1-1/4″ scratch on the left side of the buttstock, otherwise retains most of its bright orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-53832 JR68 (2,500-3,500)

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1256A.

RARE COLT LIGHTNING BABY CARBINE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 73389. Late carbine with 20-1/2” bbl, Baker square base front sight with Colt reverse mounted carbine ladder rear sight, missing the base screw. It is made with sliding breech cover and without safety and has a staple and ring in the left side of the receiver. The wood is straight grain American walnut with checkered 2-pc forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Ex Eldon Owens collection. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being a medium gray patina overall with fine surface pitting, heavier on the bbl & magazine tube. Wood is worn and shows heavy use with a few chips on the forearm, nicks and dings on the stock with a gouge by the comb and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-55015 JR728 (700-1,200)

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1256B.

ANTIQUE OUTSTANDING AND RARE LIFE SIZE ZINC GARDEN STATUE OF A RECLINING POINTER BY JANES, KIRTLAND & CO. Pointer lies on cast iron rectangular base with one leg draped over the end. Illustrated No. 73 in the Ornamental Ironwork Cataloged Janes, Kirtland & Co. 1870. SIZE: Pointer 16-1/4” x 27” l. Base is 3” h x 16” w x 26-1/2” l. CONDITION: Generally very good. Some repairs at welds. 9-96161 (15,000-25,000)

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1257

EXTREMELY RARE & UNUSUAL LEFEVER DBL RIFLE. Cal. 50-110. SN 11015. This most rare dbl rifle, one of only a few known, is built on, what appears to be, an “E” grade shotgun receiver. It has 23-5/8″ bbls with a wide, flat, smooth rib with shotgun bead front sight and platinum line 3-leaf express sight. It has the standard doll’s head rib extension and the rib is marked “Lefever Arms Co. Makers. Syracuse NY”. The bbls are marked “BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR ALFRED AMES HOWLETT”. It is believed that Mr. Howlett was the president, or at the very least, a high ranking official in the LeFever gun company. The caliber, “50-110 EX.” is on the side of the left bbl. The bbl flats are unmarked with the serial number being stamped on the bottom of the left bbl. The extractor is not restrained in its slot and appears to be a hand made part for this rifle but is numbered to match the gun. The receiver and lockplates are lightly engraved with scallop and dot border patterns and a few arabesque patterns. It is mounted in straight grain American walnut with short checkered splinter forearm with push button release, raised side panels around the lockplates and checkered pistol grip with scalloped hard rubber grip cap, 13-3/4″ over an old crystallized leather faced red rubber pad. It has extractors and dbl triggers. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 95-96% strong bright blue that may be an old restored finish. Lockplates retain 50-60% muted case colors on the left side and 30-40% on the right side. Receiver has case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance a silver/brown patina. Trigger guard retains about 75% orig blue. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining most of an old restored finish and the buttstock about 90% of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-53753 JR35 (6,000-10,000)

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1258

*RARE HERMAN GOERING OWNED JULES BURY DBL RIFLE. Cal. 405 Win. SN 6640. Beautiful little double rifle with 25-1/4″ bbls that have a raised, flat, hand-matted rib with caterpillar front sight and 2-leaf express rear sight. It has double bite with Greener cross bolt rib extension, ejectors and double triggers, the front of which is articulated. It is mounted in beautiful shell grain walnut with checkered push button splinter forearm and rnd knob pistol grip stock with teardrop side panels, 14-3/4″ over a solid red recoil pad. The stock & bbl have sling eyes. The receiver has small reinforcements down the sides with thick heavy fences and a light engraved border pattern with rosettes around the screw heads and pins. The trigger bow has a small pattern of engraved oak leaves & acorns which has a small gold shield with an arm in armor holding onto a ring. This is Goering’s family crest and found on numerous items directly related to him and his family. It is well known that Goering was an avid hunter and gun collector. WEIGHT: 7 lb 7.6oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain about all of a fine re-blacked finish. Receiver retains virtually all of its bright orig case colors, slightly faded on the top tang. Wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bores, frosty in the grooves. 4-55018 JR709 (7,000-10,000)

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*STIEGELE LIGHTWEIGHT DRILLING. Cal. 20X20/what appears to be 6.5X38. SN 10749. Beautiful WWI era drilling with 26-3/8″ bbl cluster, matted rib with Sheard caterpillar front sight and manual 2-leaf express sight recessed into the rib. The rib is marked in gold “C. STIEGELE KGL. BAYR. HOE GEWEHR FABRIK MUNCHEN”. The bbls are marked “PRIMA KRUPP SCHER” on the left and “FLUSS-STAHL” on the right. The chamber end of the bbls has one wide and one narrow inlaid gold line and it has a Greener crossbolt extension with dbl bite & extractors. The receiver has 7-pin sidelocks with cocked indicators, side clips and cocked indicator for the rifle on top. The top tang has the thumb switch for the rifle bbl with “SCHR” in gold and a cleverly recessed tiny tang sight. The left lockplate has the Greener thumb safety with “S” in gold. The receiver, lockplates, opening lever & top tang are wonderfully full coverage engraved with game scenes of four partridge on the left side in a wonderfully detailed scene. The right lockplate has equally detailed engraving of a fox & rabbit & two partridge in a woodland scene. The balance of the lockplates and all the rest of the metal are very beautifully engraved with foliate & vine designs with a fine stippled background. It is fitted with nicely figured French walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock, 13-1/4″ over a serrated horn buttplate which as the impressed serial number at the toe. It has horn trigger guard with the right trigger being set for the rifle and it has an elaborate spring loaded toe trap with spaces for two 20 ga. rnds and two rifle rnds. Bore restrictions: left – .032, right – .011. Weight: 6 lb 4.4 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 88-90% orig blue with about the half toward the muzzle end dark blue and the back half thinning to a blue/gray. Receiver & lockplates are silver metal color with the engraving sharp & clear. Wood is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains most of its fine orig finish with a few nicks & dings and some light mildew. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright shotgun bores and strong rifle bore, dark in the grooves. 4-54865 JR194 (2,500-5,000)

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*KRIEGHOFF DRILLING. Cal. 12X12/30-06. SN 64111. Fine boxlock drilling with 25″ bbl cluster with raised matted rib, caterpillar front sight and automatic articulated rear sight that stands when switched to the rifle bbl. The rib is marked “GELLER – GIESSEN”. It has Greener crossbolt rib extension, dbl lump with extractors. The receiver is typically German engraved with a walking stag on the left side, a running raebuck on the right side with about 30% coverage light arabesque patterns. It has side clips and Greener crossbolt with three cocked indicators and Greener side safety. It has a horn trigger guard and the right trigger is set for the rifle bbl. It is fitted with nicely figured European walnut with checkered splinter forearm and capped pistol grip stock with roach back and small European cheekpiece, 14-1/4″ over a serrated horn buttplate. It has sling swivels on the bbl and buttstock. Bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD. Bore restrictions: left – .033, right – .023. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish with the coin-finished receiver showing a spot or two of surface discoloration. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54864 JR192 (2,000-3,000)

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1261

*VOERE SUPERPOSED COMBINATION RIFLE/SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. (3″ Mag)/222 Rem. SN 207192. Beautiful combination gun with 24″ superposed bbls with ramp front sight, 2-position rear sight & extractors. The top of the monobloc is grooved for scope rings and contains a Redfield 2-7X Widefield scope. The receiver is narrow and flat sided, coin finished with full coverage beautiful foliate arabesque pattern engraving which extends up over the sides of the monobloc. The bbl selector switch is on the left side of the receiver, the safety is on the right side and the opening lever and cocked indicator are on the top tang. The opening lever is also the cocking lever and it will not open with the strikers cocked. It has single trigger and a black composition trigger guard. It has very nicely figured walnut wood with skip line checkered wrap around forearm and pistol grip stock with Monte Carlo cheek piece, 14″ over the orig brown waffle pad. It has factory sling swivels. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains most of its bright coin finish under some old dried oil. Stock has a hairline on the left side back of the receiver, otherwise the wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Forearm has a scraped spot in the checkering at the left rear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54318 JR97 (1,500-2,500)

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1262

UNMARKED UNDER LEVER DRILLING. Cal. 16X16/8X57JR. SN 4430. Fine German drilling with 26-3/4″ bbls, raised, tapered, matted rib with silver-bead, caterpillar, front sight, articulated rear sight with dbl lump and dolls head rib extension. It has rounded receiver, typically German engraved with a bugling stag on the left side and running raebuck on the right side, all surrounded with nicely executed full coverage foliate patterns. It has cocked indicators and Greener style thumb safety with top tang rifle bbl switch. The right trigger is set. It has nicely figured checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with European cheek piece and basket weave horn buttplate. It has a four-hole bullet trap in the comb and is fitted with sling swivels. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 85-90% orig bbl blue, thin and turning gray over the forearm area. Receiver is mostly faded silver case colors. Stock has a crack in the wrist, otherwise is sound and retains about 85% orig varnish with the checkering having been freshened. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores. 4-54046 JR2 (1,000-1,500)

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1263

*SPECTACULAR CASED PAIR OF E.J. CHURCHILL PREMIER FINEST QUALITY DBL BBL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 12 ga. SN 6494 & 6495. Identical cased pair numbered “1” and “2” with 25″ bbls both choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with narrow matted rib & single bead. The end of each rib is marked in gold “XXV” with the numbers “1” or “2” also in gold, which number also appears on the opening lever and forend iron. The bbls are marked with the maker’s name and with London address. They are self-openers with ejectors and dbl triggers. They have full sidelocks with full coverage intricate very fine intertwined foliate arabesque pattern engraving with the maker’s name in a scroll on each lockplate. Lockplates are pinless. They also have cocked indicators. The bottom of the receivers are marked “PREMIER / FINEST / QUALITY”. They are mounted with spectacular marble cake Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearms and straight grip stocks, teardrop side panels and are 14-3/4″ over solid red pads. They have gold, square, shield-shaped initial plates on the bottom that are inscribed with the initials “RAD”. Bore restrictions: #1 left – .009, right – .011; #2 left – .009, right – .010. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″ on both, drop at the comb #1: 1-9/16″, #2: 1-5/8″. Weight #1 6 lb 7.6 oz, Weight #2 6 lb 4.2 oz. Accompanied by their orig two gun take down trunk case made of chocolate brown leather with green felt lining having the initials “R.A.D.” embossed in gold on the lid. The inside divider has two yellow celluloid maker’s tags. CONDITION: Both guns are virtually identical in almost every respect, even to the amount of use. Both guns have been completely professionally restored to include re-blacking the bbls, opening levers & trigger guards. Bbls each have light wear spots on the muzzle of each left bbl and at the chamber of each left bbl. Receivers and lockplates are clean & bright with a satin metal color retaining traces of case colors on the water tables. Wood on both guns has also been restored and retain about all of their beautiful oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54350 JR559 (27,500-40,000)

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*CASED WINCHESTER MODEL 23 GOLDEN QUAIL DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN GQ20-312E. Beautiful little shotgun with 25-5/8″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with concave matted rib, Bradley ivory bead and marked “GOLDEN QUAIL”. The bottom of the bbls has the choke markings “QUAIL 1” and “QUAIL 2”. It has dbl bite with ejectors and single selective trigger. The receiver is coin finished with etch engraving of a bird dog & quail on the left side and two quail on the right side with a raised gold quail head on the bottom, all surrounded with about 60% coverage etch engraving. The bottom of the receiver is also marked “ONE OF 500″ and ‘”GOLDEN QUAIL”. It is fitted with highly figured center crotch cut flame grain walnut with checkered beavertail forearm and straight stock with fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, 14-1/4″ over the orig thin red Winchester pad. Its orig 2-pc cardboard box with owner’s pamphlet and its orig tan canvas & leather trunk case accompanies it. Drop at the heel 2-3/8″, drop at the comb 1-7/16″. CONDITION: Has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only one or two small mars in the wood finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. Box & case are fine. 4-54012 JR554 (2,500-3,500)

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*SPECTACULAR R.G. OWEN DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 33026. Extraordinary Owen made dbl with 27-3/8″ bbls choked CYL/CYL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads, Greener crossbolt extension and dbl bite. It has ejectors and single selective trigger. The bbls are marked with Krupp steel markings and the rib is inlaid in gold “R.G. OWEN, SAUQUOIT, N.Y.” Probably made by Heym, this fabulous little gun has a boxlock receiver with dbl scalloped rear edge, scalloped fences with side clips and reinforcements on the sides. It is spectacularly full coverage engraved by Rudolph Kornbrath. Although unsigned there is no mistaking Kornbrath’s attention to detail and spectacular use of space with his delicate shadings in the proper areas. The engraving completely covers the receiver, opening lever, top tang, trigger guard, forend iron and 1-1/4″ up the bbls over the chambers and 3/8″ at the muzzles. It is mounted with very beautiful, highly figured, marble cake, Circassian walnut with extremely fine (about 32 lines per inch) checkering on the splinter forearm and straight stock with raised side panels and dbl diamond black inlays, 14-1/4″ over a skip line checkered butt with scalloped edges and heel & toe plates. The heel & toe plates are engraved to match the rest of the gun. Accompanied by a brown leather, green felt lined luggage case made for a larger gun. Bore restrictions: left – .012, right – .000. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lb 12.6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue with a couple of small nicks & scratches. Receiver retains about 80% subtle case colors turned silver on the edge of the fences and front part of the receiver. Trigger guard retains about 70% orig blue, turned gray over the grip area. Stock has a tiny 1/4″ hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with minor handling & use marks, showing light wear and retaining about all of its beautiful oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is fine. 4-54352 JR565 (20,000-30,000)

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*PARKER GHE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 239369. Built on a “OO” frame with 26″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with matted concave rib and dbl ivory beads with doll’s head extension, ejectors and a Miller single selective trigger. The receiver has engraved vignettes of two flying geese on the left side, a flying and standing quail on the right side and a flying and standing pheasant on the bottom. Surrounded with light patterns of foliate arabesque engraving. The engraving extends up over the fences and opening lever. The Parker name is on the bottom front of the receiver. It has very nicely figured flame grain American walnut wood with checkered beavertail forearm and capped semi-pistol grip stock, 14-3/8″ over a checkered butt. Bore restrictions: left – .014, right – .008. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lb 15.5 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about all of a fine Del Greco style restored finish to both metal & wood. Bbls have slight muzzle wear and there are one or two miniscule nicks in the wood. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54868 JR188 (15,000-25,000)

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*RARE L.C. SMITH GRADE 5E DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 240686. Beautiful high grade Smith marked “5E” on the frame under the left lockplate. It has 30″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with concave matted tapered rib with one bead, rib extension, ejectors and Hunter One-Trigger. The top of the rib is marked “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO FULTON NY” and has a wide decorated gold band. The receiver is beautifully decorated with large executed in great detail on the left side. The right side has the same size vignette of two pointers on point in a woodland scene. It is surrounded by 100% coverage extremely fine, floral & foliate arabesque, patterns with the maker’s name in a ribbon on each lockplate. The receiver has about 60% coverage, very fine, foliate, arabesque patterns with clusters of blossoms and another identical engraving on the trigger bow, opening lever & top tang. It has checkered flat thumb safety with “S” in gold. It is fitted with highly figured streaky French or Circassian walnut with full checkered splinter forearm with black wedge insert and straight grip stock, 14″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left – .041, right – .020. Drop at the heel 2-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lb 10.5 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain about 98-99% of a fine professionally restored blue. Receiver retains about 95% strong bright orig case colors and the lockplates 96-97% strong bright case colors. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish including freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bores with light to moderate pitting in the left side, bright & shiny in the right bore. 4-54871 JR195 (12,500-17,500)

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*SCARCE PARKER DHE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 216863. Built on an “O” frame with 30″ bbls and scarce ventilated rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head extension, ejectors and Parker single selective trigger. It has highly figured center crotch cut flame grain American walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm and capped semi-pistol grip stock with teardrop side panels, 14″ over an old solid red Noshoc recoil pad. The left side of the receiver has the vignette of a standing pointer and the right side a standing setter and four pheasants on the floorplate, all surrounded with very fine foliate arabesque patterns and the maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. The engraving extends up over the fences onto the opening lever and trigger guard. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .019. Drop at the heel 1-7/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lb 15.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only minor muzzle edge wear and a small spot or two elsewhere. Receiver retains 75-80% strong orig case colors, muted and turning silver toward the front. Trigger guard retains about 60% orig blue. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining most of its orig bright varnish and the buttstock strong orig varnish that has been cleaned. Left side flat has three initials that appear to be “RPH”. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54866 JR190 (15,000-25,000)

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*PARKER DH GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 176437. Usual configuration with 26″ bbls choked MOD/MOD with concave tapered matted rib, single bead, dolls head extension, extractors & dbl triggers. The receiver has deeper than usual D-grade vignettes of a pointer on point on both sides with four pheasant on the floorplate. It has highly figured American walnut wood with splinter forearm and capped semi-pistol grip stock with teardrop side panels, 14″ over a skeleton buttplate. It has a silver initial plate on the bottom. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .014. Drop at the heel 3″, drop at the comb 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lb 10.0 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain about all of a fine restored finish. Receiver has traces of case colors in the sheltered areas being mostly a silver/gray patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with usual light handling & use marks. Triggers have a light gold wash. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54867 JR198 (8,000-12,000)

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*PARKER VHE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 236191. Built on an “O” frame with 26″ bbls choked IMP-CYL/CYL. It has concave matted rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head extension, ejectors and Parker single selective trigger. It has very nicely figured flame grain center crotch cut walnut wood with checkered long beavertail forearm and straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14″ over a skeleton buttplate. The receiver has no decorations, only a fine light border pattern and a light pattern of foliate arabesque engraving on the trigger guard. Bore restrictions: left – .009, right – .003. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lb 9.7 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 96-98% strong bright orig blue with a couple of chemical spots at the breech end of the left bbl and on the bottom of both bbls at the muzzle. Receiver retains 35-40% muted case colors, strong in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains 96-97% strong bright orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54869 JR187 (6,500-10,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED GRULLA MODEL I DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 30705. Spectacular, custom ordered double with 26″ bbls marked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered smooth concave rib with single bead and double bite with ejectors and double triggers. The bbls are marked with the maker’s name & address. It is mounted in spectacular, streaky, marble cake, Circassian walnut with checkered push button splinter forearm and straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14-9/16″ over a checkered butt. It has a small gold initial plate and hand detachable side locks with cocked indicators. The receiver & lockplates have full coverage foliate & floral pattern engraving with the maker’s name on the bottom. A copy of an American Arms tag identifying this shotgun with the information that it was imported in 1989 and was custom built accompanies it. It is also accompanied by its orig chocolate brown leather covered case with maroon felt lining and the maker’s label in the lid. Bore restrictions: left – .005, right – .005. Drop at the heel 2-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lb 14.8 oz. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case colors on the receiver & lockplates are bright. 4-55019 JR702 (7,000-10,000)

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*ANTONIO ZOLI DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN VR32875. Fine sidelock dbl with 26″ bbls, choked MOD/IMP-CYL, ventilated rib and single bead with ejectors, dbl lump and 3rd fastener. The receiver and lockplates have full coverage engraving with cocked indicators and a standing deer in a woodland scene on the bottom with the balance covered in fine foliate arabesque patterns. The maker’s name and address are in ribbons on each lockplate and the water table and bbl flats are finely jeweled. It has single selective trigger. The wood is nicely figured, French walnut with checkered beavertail forearm and Prince of Wales stock, 14-1/4″ over a collapsed orig ossified red rubber pad. Bbl restrictions: left .018, right .012. Drop at the heel 2″, drop at the comb 1-5/16″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 98% bright orig blue and the receiver & lockplates retain most of their orig coin finish. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and a small bruise or two showing moderate wear and retains 95-97% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54004 JR14 (3,000-5,000)

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*FOX CUSTOM FE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 261714. Beautiful custom shotgun with 26″ bbls, choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered matted rib, dbl ivory beads and Greener style rib extension with single lump. The receiver is lightly engraved with arabesque & border patterns. The floorplate and opening lever are full coverage engraved with arabesque patterns and the trigger guard is engraved with the initials “CRB”. The bottom of the receiver has a flying pheasant with a stump in a circle. It is fitted with ejectors and single selective trigger and is mounted in very highly figured custom shell grain Claro walnut with fleur-de-lis and ribbon checkering on the beavertail forearm and rnd knob stock, 14″ over a serrated black composition buttplate. The trigger and ejectors are gold-plated. Bbl restriction: left .012, right ..010. LOP 13-7/8″. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-5/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its beautiful custom finish to both metal and wood. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54016 JR9 (2,000-3,000)

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*PARKER VHE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 234799. Usual configuration with 28″ bbls, choked FULL/FULL, tapered matted rib with Bradley red ivory front bead and ivory center bead. It has a checkered single non-selective trigger and highly figured custom replacement wood with beavertail forearm and straight stock, 14-1/2″ over a checkered butt. Bbl restrictions: left .026, right .028. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-5/8″. CONDITION: Very fine with complete professionally restored finish. Retains virtually all of this fine finish with good mechanics and bright bores. Some difficulty was observed in taking down the bbls, some adjustment may be necessary. 4-54005 JR15 (2,000-3,000)

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*PARKER VH TWO BBL SET. Cal. 20 ga. SN 91965. Built on an “O” frame with 24″ and 28″ bbls with two forearms. Both bbls have tapered concave matted ribs with single bead, doll’s head extension and extractors. The receiver is lightly decorated with border patterns and light engraving around the screw heads and has the maker’s name on each side. The bbls have usual splinter forearms and the stock appears to be either an old replacement or has been modified to rnd knob configuration and has a repair through the wrist. The LOP is 14″ over a dog’s head buttplate. Bore restrictions: 28″ bbls – left .005, right .017. 24″ bbls – left .000, right .004. The 24″ bbls appear to be orig length but have apparently been honed out or were originally cylinder and improved cylinder. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine, as restored with the bbls retaining most of their bright re-blacked finish and the receiver about 90% bright case colors and the wood most of its custom varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54007 JR12 (2,000-4,000)

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*FINE L.C. SMITH GRADE 3E 2-BBL SET DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 205445. Beautiful old L.C. Smith with 26″ & 28″ bbls, both sets choked MOD/IMP-CYL. Both sets of bbls have tapered concave fine matted ribs with single bead, rib extension with ejectors and HUNTER One-Trigger. The ribs are both marked “HUNTER ARMS CO. FULTON NY”. The lockplates have large vignettes of two scaled quail on the left side and two ducks in a marsh scene with flying ducks in the background on the right side. It has light patterns of foliate arabesque engraving elsewhere. It is fitted with very nicely figured shell grain American walnut with two black-tipped splinter forearms and semi-pistol grip stock, 13-3/4″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. It is accompanied by its orig English style oak & leather trunk case with tan chamois lining. It has brass reinforced corners with a brass lock and leather handle. The top of the lid is marked “WILLIAM D. ORD / LANDGRAFF W.VA.” Bore restrictions: 26″ bbls – left .020, right .005; 28″ bbls – left .024, right .006. Drop at the heel 3-3/8″, drop at the comb 2″. CONDITION: Both sets of bbls retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver retains 50-60% faded, orig case colors, bright in sheltered areas. Left lockplate retains about 85% lightly faded orig case colors and the right lockplate about 70% orig case colors, fading to silver. Trigger guard retains 50-60% bright orig blue. Wood is sound with some small chips around the top tang and minor chips around the lockplates with a ding by the lower trigger guard and normal handling & use marks and a small gouge by the toe. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case is sound with moderate to heavy soil, light scratches and dings, dry rotted strap keepers and a dry rotted and broken handle strap. Lining is fine, moderately soiled, all in all a fine case and beautiful set. From the Collection of Arthur Jackson. 4-54411 JR556 (3,000-5,000)

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*FAUNETTA BY SIMSON PARADOX BORE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 31823. Pre-war II dbl built in May 1930 by Simson & Co. of Suhl, this wonderful little shotgun has 27-3/4″ bbls choked MOD/MOD. The last 1” or so of the bores at the muzzle are lightly rifled. It has raised matted rib with unusual caterpillar silver bead rifle front sight and fixed rifle type rear sight. It has dbl lumps with Greener cross bolt rib extension and ejectors. It is built on a dbl scalloped boxlock action with cocked indicators, dbl triggers and side clips, beautifully engraved with about 70% coverage very fine rose & scroll engraving. The fences and top of the receiver are deep relief engraved in rose & fern foliate patterns. The opening lever and trigger guard are engraved to match. The bottom of the receiver has a large cluster of flower blossoms and the Simson name inlaid in silver. The wood is very nicely grained walnut with checkered splinter forearm that has a hard rubber Schnable tip insert and very fine checkered straight grip with raised side panels and black diamond tear drops, 14-1/4″ over a basket weave pressed horn buttplate. The toe of the stock has several stamped characters that appear to be Indonesian or one of the South Asian languages. The stock and bbls have sling swivels. Bbl restrictions: left – .018, right – .020. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lb 4.1 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains most of its orig brown finish. Wood is crisp and sound and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-53759 JR36 (2,750-4,000)

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*RARE BROWNING MIDAS GRADE 2-BARREL SET. Cal. 12 ga. & 20 ga. SN 57736S76. Spectacular superposed Browning with 26-1/2″ 20 ga. bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL and 28″ 12 ga. 3″ mag bbls choked FULL/MOD. Both sets of bbls have narrow, hand-matted ribs with double ivory beads and rounded field style forearms. It has spectacular, highly figured walnut stock and forearms with the stock 14-1/4″ over the orig Browning black composition buttplate. The receiver is spectacularly engraved with vignettes of three raised gold flying pheasants on the left side and three raised gold flying ducks on the right side. Both vignettes are surrounded with gold wire inlay and it has a raised gold flying quail on the bottom. It is all surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with full coverage on the receiver having a stippled background. The engraving extends about 2-1/4″ over the chambers on both sets of bbls and down onto the bbl flanges. The left side vignette is signed “M. Bodson” and the lower left side of the frame is signed “G. Marechal”. It is accompanied by its orig brown leatherette covered, rnd-cornered luggage case. It is also accompanied by a copy of its orig invoice dated 7-18-77 fully identifying this shotgun along with its case, sold to NBS, 100 No. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-55031 JR701 (8,000-12,000)

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*BROWNING GRADE I CONTINENTAL SET. Cal. 20 ga./20 ga. and 30-06/30-06. SN 177PM01454. Beautiful cased set with 26-3/8″ shotgun bbls, choked FULL/MOD with narrow vent rib and checkered schnable tip forearm. It has a set of 24″ rifle bbls with ramp front sight and folding rear sight with schnable tip forearm. The receiver is blue finished with standard Grade I engraving with ejectors & single selective trigger and beautifully figured walnut stock with raised side panels and straight grip, 14-1/4″ over the orig Browning black composition buttplate. Accompanied by its orig brown leatherette rnd cornered luggage case. Also accompanied by its orig black 2-pc cardboard box with cardboard dividers and orig shipping sleeve. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig bright factory finish to both metal and wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-55020 (5,000-6,000)

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*BROWNING DIANA GRADE SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 55547V9. Spectacular over/under with 26-3/8″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with narrow matted ventilated rib, single bead, ejectors and single selective trigger. It has extremely beautiful, highly figured, walnut wood with rnd field style forearm and short tang square knob stock, 14-1/4″ over its orig Browning black composition buttplate. The receiver is French gray and engraved in typical Diana patterns consisting of five pheasant in a woodland scene on the left side, four ducks in a marsh scene on the right side, two flying quail on the bottom and two rabbits on the trigger bow. The engraving is signed below the left vignette by master engraver “J. Baerten”. While this shotgun falls within the serial & year ranges for salt guns this one has been tested and guaranteed to be salt free with no damage whatsoever. Accompanied by a black-hinged lid Browning box with Styrofoam lining for another gun. CONDITION: As new, may have been fired, but if so very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Checkering appears new with no handling soil whatsoever. Stock has a small scratch and one or two small handling marks, otherwise everything appears new. 4-55045 JR703 (7,500-10,000)

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*BROWNING GRADE P1-G SUPERLIGHT OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN P03RR1492. Very rare, one of only 25 made in this gauge. It has 26-1/2″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with narrow, matted, ventilated rib with single bead, ejectors and single selective trigger. It has extremely beautiful, highly figured, dark walnut wood with schnable tip forearm and straight stock, 14-1/4″ over its orig Browning black composition buttplate. The receiver is French gray with a raised gold flying pheasant in a field scene vignette on the left & right sides. The bottom has very nicely detailed oak leaf & acorn vignettes. The side vignettes are surrounded by oak leaf & acorn patterns with very fine detailed light arabesque patterns. Master engraver “J. Baerten” signs the lower left side of the receiver. A black Browning 2-pc cardboard accompanies it with Styrofoam lining for another shotgun. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, may have been fired, but if so very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-55022 JR704 (5,500-7,500)

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*BROWNING GRADE I SUPERLIGHT OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 7354V77. Last year of the Superlights before the presentation series. It has 26-3/8″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with narrow matted ventilated rib with single bead, ejectors & single selective trigger. The receiver is unadorned except for a light border pattern and light foliate patterns around the top edge and on the bbl flange. It is fitted with very nicely figured French walnut with checkered schnable tip forearm and straight stock with raised side panels, 14-3/8″ over its orig Browning black composition buttplate. Accompanied by a black 2-pc Styrofoam lined Browning box for another shotgun. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Standing breech has several small light dings. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-55021 JR705 (3,250-4,250)

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*BROWNING LIGHTNING GRADE I SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 27757S4. Fine long tang, rnd knob Lightning with 28″ vent rib bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with field style rounded forearm and rnd knob stock, 14-1/4″ over a Browning black composition buttplate. It has ejectors and gold single selective trigger. Accompanied by the orig owner’s manual, warranty card & plastic owner’s card in their black envelope and a 1960’s 45-page catalogue. There is also a foam lined plastic case. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong bright orig blue with a couple of scattered spots of light surface rust on the right side. Receiver retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue with a few scattered spots of light surface rust, a coating of old dried oil and a small line of light surface rust at the top of the standing breech. Wood is sound and retains 97-98% strong bright orig varnish with a few scattered very small, very light nicks & scratches and a pattern of light nicks on the left side panel. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-55321 JR570 (1,000-1,500)

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*BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 39219V5. Fine pigeon grade Browning with 26-3/8″ bbls choked SKEET/SKEET with narrow, matted, ventilated rib & single bead. It has ejectors & single selective trigger with rounded field style forearm and long tang rnd knob stock of very highly figured, marbled, Circassian walnut, 14-1/4″ over its orig Browning black composition buttplate. It has French gray receiver with flying pigeons on both sides surrounded by light foliate arabesque engraving patterns. It has deep relief oak leaf & acorns over the top of the standing breech. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood with only one or two very minor mars in the butt stock finish. 4-55044 JR710 (5,500-7,500)

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*BROWNING GRADE-I SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 8572. Belgian made very early 20 ga. with 28″ vent rib bbls, choked MOD/IMP-CYL. It has single selective trigger & ejectors with rnd field forearm and long tang rnd knob stock with Browning black composition buttplate. The wood is nicely figured reddish/yellow French walnut. It has standard early Grade-I engraving on the receiver and a gold trigger. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, as new. May have been fired but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to both metal and wood with only very minor handling & use marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-53905 JR20 (2,500-3,500)

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*BROWNING GRADE I SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 13689. Fine early field style Browning with 26-1/2″ vent rib bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with narrow matted rib, single bead, ejectors and a single selective gold trigger. It has very nicely figured light yellow European walnut with round forearm and long tang round knob stock, 14-3/8″ over a Browning black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls, receiver and trigger guard retain virtually all of their fine orig factory finish with only a hint of muzzle edge wear. Wood is sound and retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish with only one or two very minor nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54402 JR136 (1,250-2,250)

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*COGSWELL & HARRISON DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 41955. Beautiful little self-opener with 27-7/16″ bbls, choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with swamped concave smooth rib having single bead and the maker’s name & address. It has Greener cross bolt extension and dbl bite with ejectors & dbl triggers. It is mounted in very nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock, 13-5/8″ over a thick wood extension and has a silver initial disc on the bottom. The receiver is nicely engraved with fine foliate arabesque scrolls and delicate border patterns with about 60% coverage. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .009. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lb 0 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 95% fine strong blue that appears to be an old professional re-blacking, probably in England. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with light nicks & dings, a few chipped diamonds on the forearm and right wrist and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54404 JR134 (1,750-2,750)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 CUSTOM GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 30567. Fine custom 21 with 28″ bbls, choked WS-1/WS-2, concave tapered matted rib with Bradley red ivory front bead and silver middle bead. The rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. It has ejectors and single selective trigger and is built on a scarce flat side receiver. The receiver has light engraving of minimal foliate arabesque patterns with the initials “PAS” in gold on the trigger bow. The water table, standing breech, bbl flats, bbl lugs and bbl faces are nicely jeweled. The buttstock is highly figured English style, 14-5/8″ over a checkered butt and is probably an old replacement. The beavertail forearm with black wedge insert, appears to be original. Bbl restrictions: left .008, right .010. Drop at the heel 2-3/8″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbls retain 95-96% orig blue, thinning over the chamber areas. Receiver & trigger guard retain most of their bright, restored blue. There is a line of light rust around the rear edge of the receiver reminiscent of salt wood contamination. Wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54003 JR17 (3,000-5,000)

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1289

*W. & C. SCOTT & SON DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 82796. Fine boxlock shotgun with bbls reduced to 24-1/2″choked CYL/CYL, with raised tapered matted rib, single bead, dbl lump with third bite, ejectors & dbl triggers. It has the maker’s name & address on the tops of the bbls. The receiver is very nicely engraved with fine English foliate arabesque patterns with delicate borders that extend over the top of the fences on the opening lever, top tang & trigger guard with about 70% coverage. It is mounted with very nicely figured streaky French walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-3/4″ over a leather-covered pad. It has tear drop side panels and removing most of the grip cap area and bending the lower tang accordingly have modified the grip. CONDITION: Bbls retain a thin silver/blue with stronger blue in the sheltered areas and with a few minor patches of scattered light rust. Receiver has case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Floorplate retains about 50% orig blue. Stock, as modified, has vice marks on each side and retains most of an old refinish. Forearm is sound with a dark hand rubbed patina showing moderate to heavy wear. Good mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54401 JR137 (750-1,250)

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1290

SPECTACULAR JOHN WILKES DBL BBL HAMMER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 15135. Extraordinary John Wilkes shotgun with 30″ bbls choked IMP-MOD/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib and single bead with the maker’s name in gold and with the hand engraved address “79 BEAK STREET, REGENT STREET, LONDON”. The chamber end of the bbls has a single gold line and fine engraving pattern. The rounded receiver is wonderfully engraved with extremely fine English style foliate arabesque patterns with a vine & leaf border with about 80% coverage. The opening lever & top tang are engraved to match and it has delicate, beautifully scalloped fences. The hammernose is engraved with dolphin’s heads or shark’s heads with large fangs and it has a gold line around each nose. It is fitted with fine matching engraved island locks. It also has the maker’s name in gold on each side. It also has a long lower tang engraved to match with the serial number and an oval in gold. It is fitted with beautiful center crotch cut flame grain English walnut with a checkered splinter forearm and straight grip, 15″ over a checkered butt. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .013. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-11/16. Weight: 6 lb 15.2 oz. Accompanied by a foam-lined plastic carrying case. The consignor states that this is the last hammer gun produced by John Wilkes. There are two surviving Wilkes brothers who are apparently in their 90’s and were recently cleaning out their warehouse and discovered this hammer gun still in the white, black powder proofed, unfinished and without wood. They had it finished & stocked as found today and sold it. Consignor states that he has owned it for some time now and that it still remains unfired. It has the orig black powder proofs and was not nitro proofed when it was given final finish. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Retains virtually all of its spectacular orig finish as described above. Mechanics are crisp. Wood is bright, the case colors are brilliant and the bores are sparkling. Case is fine. 4-54324 JR568 (12,500-17,500)

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1291

RARE BOSS DBL BBL HAMMER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 2956. This is gun #2 of a set with 30″ fine pattern Damascus bbls, choked CYL/CYL with smooth tapered concave rib, one bead with the maker’s name & address and the number “2”. The receiver, lockplates & hammers are wonderfully engraved in extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with dolphin nose hammers and delicate dbl scalloped fences with about 85% coverage. It has the unusual Purdey thumb opening lever which consists of a wide flared front half of the trigger guard with a hole for access to the thumb lever. It is fitted with spectacular marble cake Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm secured with a single wedge and straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14-1/8″ over a smooth steel buttplate that is inscribed “MONACO. JANY. 1874 / GRAND PRIX DU CASINO / DIVIDED 1ST & 2ND PRIZES / VALUE 13,200 Fs / WITH SIR W. CALL BART / 54 COMPETITORS / WON TWO SWEEPS, VALUE TOGETHER / 2,000 Fs”. There is a small oval initial plate on the bottom with intertwined initials that appear to be “WCB” or some combination thereof. Bore restrictions: left – .000, right – .000. Drop at the heel 2-3/8″, drop at the comb 1-13/16″. Accompanied by a modern foam lined plastic case. Bbls are recently nitro-proofed to 2-3/4”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 95% lightly faded, extremely fine Damascus pattern. Receiver & lockplates have orig case colors in the sheltered areas, stronger around the hammers, more so on the right side. Trigger guard retains most of a restored finish with some very fine pitting. Wood is crisp & sharp, retaining virtually all of a wonderful professionally restored finish with one small raised spot on the right side and a couple of minor , tiny nicks & scratches. Checkering has been freshened. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is fine. 4-54325 JR569 (12,000-17,000)

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1292

RARE HENRY CLARKE UNDER LEVER DAMASCUS DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 9981. Beautiful little double with 27-15/16″ Damascus bbls, tapered, concave, smooth rib with single bead and with the maker’s name & address. It has double bite with extractors & double triggers. The bbls have been nitro-proofed over the black powder proofs and it has 2-3/4″ chambers. It is mounted in highly figured English walnut with tiny, full-checkered, splinter forearm with Parker shaped metal forend tip. It has a checkered semi-pistol grip stock, 14-7/16″ over a flat-checkered horn buttplate. The tiny receiver has reinforced sides with beautifully scalloped fences & long top tang with sideplates all engraved in extremely fine, beautiful, English rose & scroll engraving with about 70% coverage. The opening lever and lower tang are engraved to match and it has a small flourish at the end of the rib. It has the safety lever on the top tang and “SAFE” in gold. Bore restrictions: left – .003, right – .007. Drop at the heel 2-3/16″, drop at the comb 1-5/8″. Weight: 4 lb 15.2 oz. Accompanied by a fine, early brown, leather leg-o-mutton case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 96-97% extremely fine Damascus pattern with most of their restored brown finish. Receiver and lockplates retain most of their fine case colors, slightly faded around the edges. Wood is sound with a small splice above the left sideplate and retains about all of a fine restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bores with some light frosting just in front of the chambers. Case has a light scuff or two, otherwise is very fine. 4-54326 JR707 (5,000-8,000)

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1293

HIGH GRADE J.P. CLABROUGH & BROS. DAMASCUS DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 16813. Fine English top lever Damascus hammer dbl with 32-1/8″ laminated steel bbls, with smooth concave tapered rib, single bead and doll’s head extension with dbl lumps & extractors. The rib is marked with the maker’s name & address. The receiver has a 12 ga. size water table with heavy reinforcements on the sides and deep heavy fences with scalloped reinforcements around the firing pins. The receiver and lockplates are beautifully engraved with about 75% coverage fine English arabesque patterns. Both lockplates are engraved with two guinea fowl and the maker’s name. The rebounding hammers are engraved to match. It has nicely grained English walnut wood with full checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with steel grip cap, fluted comb, 14-1/2″ over a serrated horn buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 92-94% orig brown Damascus pattern. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Lockplates each retain about 80% muted case colors, strong in the sheltered areas, brighter on the right side. Trigger guard is a silver metal color. Wood is sound with a bruise and two or three small gouges on the left side of the butt, otherwise just minor handling & use marks. Buttplate has a few scattered bug holes. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-53755 (2,200-3,200)

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1294

RARE J.D. DOUGALL DBL BBL HAMMER DAMASCUS SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 2728. Very rare & unusual dbl with Dougall’s patented “Lockfast” breech system. It has 29-3/4″ bbls choked IMP-CYL/CYL with concave tapered smooth rib with single bead and the maker’s name with London address, although Dougall is believed to have been a Glasgow gun maker. The receiver has rounded action with beautifully scalloped fences and noseless “rabbit ear” hammers on back action locks. The receiver, lockplates, hammer, trigger guard & top tang are beautifully engraved with about 50% coverage extremely fine English foliate arabesque patterns. The maker’s name is on each lockplate and bottom of the receiver. It also has “PATENT LOCKFAST” on the bottom. It is fitted with highly figured, streaky, French walnut wood with full checkered splinter forearm secured with a single wedge through engraved escutcheons with an ornate engraved tip and engraved iron. The stock is checkered straight grip with very long top & bottom tangs, 14-1/8″ over a thick-checkered rosewood buttplate. The patented Lockfast system consists of a long thumb lever on the right forward side of the receiver which, when depressed, rotates the hinge pin which is cammed, which moves the bbls forward to allow them to tip down. When the lever is rotated back into locking position the rear of the bbls mate with projections on the standing breech, which fit into recesses at the rear of the bbls and also slides a heavy bite into a recess in the receiver thereby making the lock up extremely sound. The extractors are spring loaded. Bore restrictions: left – .013, right – .000. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lb 8.8 oz. Bbls are recently nitro-proofed to 2 ¾”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a fine professionally re-browned finish with about 90% orig Damascus pattern. Rest of the iron is a silver/gray patina. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of a beautiful professionally restored finish with freshened checkering and minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores with one small dent in the right side. 4-54327 JR201 (3,000-5,000)

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1295

W. & C. SCOTT & SON “THE MONTE CARLO B” DBL BBL DAMASCUS SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 50424. Beautiful high grade Damascus sidelock dbl with 30-1/8″ bbls choked MOD/MOD, 2-3/4″ chambers, with raised flat tapered matted rib with dbl ivory beads, Greener crossbolt extension, square Greener crossbolt, dbl bites, extractors & dbl triggers. The right bbl is marked with the maker’s name & model with the address “10 GT CASTLE STREET” and the left bbl “LONDON ENGLAND”. The breech end of the bbl is engraved “SCOTT’S IMPROVED BOLT”. The standing breech is marked on the face “PAT. GAS CHECK” with U.S. & English patent numbers. The lockplates and receiver are beautifully engraved with vignettes of a flying pigeon on each side surrounded with about 70% coverage very fine, English style, foliate, arabesque patterns. The lockplates have cocked indicators. It is fitted with beautiful center crotch cut tiger striped walnut with full checkered splinter forearm with tab style latch lever and Prince of Wales grip on the stock with teardrop side panels, 15″ over a leather covered pad. Bore restrictions: left – .026, right – .028. Drop at the heel 3″, drop at the comb 1-1/8″. Weight: 7 lb 10.2 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine Damascus pattern with a light brownish patina. Receiver retains 40-50% orig case colors, muted but strong in sheltered areas. Lockplates retain about 90% muted case colors and the trigger guard about 50% orig blue. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining 60-70% orig varnish with a few chipped diamonds. Stock retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with freshened checkering and recovered leather pad. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54328 JR203 (4,500-6,500)

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1296

SCARCE PARKER D-GRADE DAMASCUS DBL BBL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 10 ga. SN 92074. Built on a #2 frame with two sets of 28″ Damascus bbls, both orig length, with tapered matted ribs, single beads, the maker’s name & address and doll’s head extensions. The receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved with standard D-grade patterns of bird dogs and pheasant on the lockplates and three pheasant on the bottom. The front end of the trigger plate has the patent date “March 27 1875” and a tiny pheasant just above the trigger guard. The engraving is all surrounded by about 50% coverage, fine foliate arabesque patterns with a delicate border. The fences are beautifully raised scalloped and it has the “S” shaped opening lever. The wood is beautifully grained Claro walnut with two checkered splinter forearms and round knob stock, 14-1/4″ over a thick-checkered hard rubber buttplate. The bottom of the stock has an oval silver-plate engraved “D. Hinckley” and the top of the wrist has a small silver shield engraved “DH”. The stock appears to be an exceptionally fine professionally built replacement. Bore restrictions: Bbl 1 left – .015, right – .001; Bbl 2 left – .022, right – .023. Drop at the heel 2-7/8″, drop at the comb 1-3/4″. CONDITION: Bbl #1 retains about 90% orig fine Damascus pattern with three or four scattered spots of light surface rust and some thinning over the forearm area. Bottom rib retains most of its Damascus pattern. Bright shiny bores. Bbl #2 retains virtually all of its fine brown Damascus pattern with some very slight thinning over the chamber areas. Brilliant shiny bores. Left lockplate retains about 85% strong orig case colors and the right about 60%. Receiver has case colors in sheltered areas as does the hammers with the balance turned silver. Trigger guard is a silver metal color. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish with minor nicks & scratches. Fine mechanics. 4-53996 JR58 (3,000-5,000)

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1297

*PAIR OF ELDERKIN & SON DBL BBL SHOTGUNS. Cal. 12 ga. SN 551698 & 551702. English made, both shotguns are identical with 25″ bbls, plain narrow ribs with single silver bead marked “1” & “2” in gold at the breech end of the bbls and on the opening lever. Both sets & bbls have been fitted with Briley thin-wall choke tubes. The bbls are marked “Elderkin & Son (Gunmakers) Ltd. / Spalding” on the right bbl and “MARQUIS MODEL” on the left bbl. The boxlock receivers are case colored and have the maker’s name on each side. They have ejectors and dbl triggers. The wood is fine English walnut with checkered splinter forearms and straight grips 14-3/4″ over checkered butts. Each has a gold oval initial plate on the bottom. Weight #1 – 6 lbs. 2.1 oz. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, at the comb 1-1/4″. Weight #2 – 6 lbs. 2.1 oz. Drop at the heel 2″, at the comb 1-1/4″. CONDITION: #1 appears to have been fired, but very little. Bbls retain about 99% orig finish. Receiver retains about 97% orig brilliant case colors with some light flaking on the fences. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks on the stock and some small creases in the finish on the forearm, otherwise retains virtually all of its fine oil finish. #2 appears to be unfired, retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig finish to both metal and wood. Mechanics are crisp. Both have brilliant shiny bores. 4-52028 JR723 (3,000-5,000)

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1298

*REMINGTON MODEL 1100F SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN M574567V. Fantastic shotgun with 28″ modified choke vent rib bbl. Spectacular center crotch cut flame grain Claro walnut with dbl fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forearm and fleur-de-lis checkered pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a Decelerator pad. The receiver is beautifully engraved with a large vignette of two German short hair pointers and one flying and one standing pheasant, all in heavy raised gold with great detail. The right side has a long vignette of two Labradors and two flushing ducks in identical heavy gold with wonderful detail. It has virtually 100% coverage surrounding fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background which extends over the top of the receiver and 4″ up either side of the bbl. The bolt also has a deep engraving pattern. The trigger bow is engraved with a vignette of a spaniel’s head with fine foliate arabesque patterns. The stock has a gold oval disc that has not been inscribed. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, if used at all then very little. Retains virtually all of its beautiful orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has one or two miniscule little nicks in the finish. 4-54572 JR133 (7,500-10,500)

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1299

*COSMI EXTRA-LUSSO SEMI-AUTO SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 1220. Beautiful hand made shotgun with 25-1/2″ vent rib bbl choked IMP/CYL, with single bead and narrow matted rib with matted top receiver. The lower receiver is bright metal with full coverage, very fine, best quality, intertwined foliate & floral arabesque pattern engraving. The upper receiver is not engraved. It is fitted with very highly figured Circassian walnut wood with checkered long narrow forearm that has a gold diamond on the bottom and straight grip, 14-1/2″ over a solid red recoil pad. Accompanied by an orig instruction manual, a recent catalogue, a reproduced article from the September 2000 Shotgun Sports magazine by Bob Korn regarding the Cosmi shotgun and a letter dated August 1, 2001 from Rodolfo Cosmi identifying this shotgun with date of production of August 1955 and that it was sold in Genoa. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & upper receiver retain most of a restored finish having a plum/blue color overall. There is a spot of loss on the front edge of the receiver. Lower receiver has been polished bright, softening the engraving. Wood is sound and retains most of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54427 JR90 (4,500-7,000)

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1299A.

*KRIEGHOFF K80 COMPETITION SKEET SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 14957. Spectacular K80 with orig 30″ bbls open, raised ventilated rib with Bradley ivory front bead and silver middle bead. Fitted with thin wall Briley chokes and a complete set of 20 ga., 28 ga. and 410 Kolar sub-caliber tubes all in a fine aluminum Americase. Receiver is coin finished with wonderfully executed Bavaria grade engraving with vignettes of two ducks on the left side of the receiver and two pheasant on the right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. The bottom is engraved “SHOTGUNS OF ULM / ULM W.-GERMANY”. It has ejectors and adjustable single selective trigger. It is fitted with extremely beautiful, marble cake, streaky, French walnut with grasping groove, checkered, beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with raised side panels and palm swells, 14-1/2″ over a thick leather covered pad. The case contains the Kolar tubes and a total of nine removable chokes. It also has two choke wrenches, a small plastic hammer and a stock wrench as well as the orig owner’s manual. Drop at the heel 2″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been used but in no way abused. Bbls retain 98-99% strong bright orig blue, slightly dulled in front of the forearm on the bottom bbl. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Wood is sound with a few very scattered minor nicks & scratches in the finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54433 JR567 (7,000-10,000)

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1300

*ITHACA CLASSIC DBL MODEL 4E DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN 470148. Beautiful modern made little Ithaca with 28″ bbls choked IMP-CYL/CYL, with 3″ chambers. It has tapered raised matted rib with single ivory bead, bbl extension for cross bolt, ejectors and gold-plated dbl triggers. The boxlock receiver is very nicely engraved with vignettes of a flying duck on the left side, a pheasant on the right side and a woodcock on the bottom. The maker’s name & address surround the woodcock vignette and they are all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. It is fitted with extremely beautiful, very highly figured, tiger striped walnut stock & forearm with carved & checkered splinter forearm that has a black wedge insert. The stock is straight grip with dbl fleur-de-lis carved motif and extensive checkering, 15-3/8″ over a leather-covered pad. Bore restrictions: left – .014, right – .006. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/8″. Weight: 6 lb 3.6 oz. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box. CONDITION: As new, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Does not appear used at all. It retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with brilliant deep case colors. Box is equally new. 4-54396 JR142 (7,000-10,000)

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*ITHACA CLASSIC MODEL 4E DBL BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 470173. Fine new-made Ithaca with 28″ bbls, choked MOD/IMP-CYL with concave hand matted rib and single ivory bead with rib extension and single lump. It has dainty boxlock receiver, gold-plated dbl triggers with ejectors. The receiver, opening lever and trigger guard are beautifully engraved with the vignettes of a flying duck on the left side, a pheasant on the right side and a woodcock on the bottom. All surrounded with floral and foliate arabesque pattern engraving. The maker’s name is also on the bottom surrounding the woodcock vignette. It is fitted with beautiful highly figured center crotch cut walnut with fleur-de-lis checkered forearm with wedge insert tip and dbl fleur-de-lis checkered straight stock, 15-1/2″ over a leather covered pad. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box. Bore restrictions: left – .016, right – .004. Drop at the heel 2-3/16″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Weight 6 lb 3.1 oz. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired, retaining virtually all of its factory orig finish to both metal and wood with brilliant case colors on the receiver. Crisp mechanics and brilliant bores. Box is equally new. 4-54407 JR116 (5,000-10,000)

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*WINCHESTER PARKER MODEL DHE REPRODUCTION DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 28-1358. Beautiful, light little Parker built on a “OO” size frame with lightning cuts in the water table. It has 26″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with Parker style tapered concave matted rib with single bead and doll’s head extension with ejectors and single selective trigger. The receiver is engraved in typical D-grade patterns with a setter on the left side, a pointer on the right side and three pheasant on the bottom surrounded by fine foliate Arabesque patterns. It is fitted with spectacular marbled French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock, teardrop side panels, 14-1/8″ over a checkered skeleton butt. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Accompanied by its orig tan leather, green felt lined trunk case with nickeled snap caps & owner’s manual with a soft tan cloth cover as well as its orig cardboard 2-pc box. CONDITION: As new in the orig box. Appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only one or two tiny mars in the wood finish. Case is equally new. Box is fine. 4-54014 JR555 (3,000-4,000)

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1303

*CASED WINCHESTER/PARKER MODEL DHE DBL BBL 2-BBL SET REPRODUCTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 20-03508. Spectacular reproduction with 26″ and 28″ bbls, with the 28″ choked FULL/MOD and the 26″ choked MOD/IMP-CYL. Both bbls have Parker style tapered concave matted ribs with single bead, doll’s head extensions and ejectors. It has single selective trigger and the receiver is engraved in typical “D” style with a setter on the left side, a pointer on the right side and three pheasant on the bottom surrounded with foliate arabesque patterns. It is fitted with spectacular marble cake French walnut with one checkered beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock, teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. It is accompanied by its orig tan leather covered, green felt lined orig case with snap caps, a box of Winchester #8 shells and the instruction manual. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, may have been fired but if so very little. Appears new and retains virtually all of its fine orig brilliant factory finish to both metal & wood. No discernable flaws were observed. Case is equally new. 4-53633 JR557 (2,500-4,000)

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1304

*WINCHESTER-MADE PARKER DHE GRADE REPRODUCTION DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 20-3183. Fine reproduction built on an “o” size frame with 26″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with Parker style tapered concave matted rib with single bead, doll’s head extension, ejectors and single selective trigger. The receiver is very nicely engraved in typical “D” patterns of a setter on the left, a pointer on the right and three pheasant on the trigger plate, all surrounded with fine arabesque foliate patterns. It has highly figured walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm, with straight stock, raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with the orig dividers and two owner’s manuals. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. CONDITION: Appears to be new in the box, probably unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Box is equally fine. 4-54013 JR553 (3,000-4,000)

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1305

*BEST QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 19586. Outstanding little dbl with 26″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with narrow tapered serrated rib, one silver bead, ejectors and dbl triggers. It has a full sidelock receiver with cocked indicators and the maker’s name in gold on each lockplate. “SAFE” is in gold on the top tang and the trigger guard is right handed. The bbls have the maker’s name & address. It is mounted with very highly figured English walnut with scattered burls having flat checkering with semi-beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, teardrop side panels, 14-3/4″ over a checkered butt. The grip cap is engraved hard rubber and it has a gold initial plate on the bottom of the stock. The receiver and lockplates have full coverage wonderfully executed foliate arabesque pattern engraving with a fine fish hook border. The trigger guard and long bottom tang are engraved to match. The receiver has scalloped fences with matching engraving, which extends over the top of the receiver, opening lever and top tang. Accompanied by its orig tan leather luggage case with red felt lining that contains “Westley Richards” marked, nickeled snap caps & oil bottle with a 2-pc ebony & brass wiping rod and tools. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .023. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/8″.Weight: 5 lb 15.1 oz. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has two or three tiny nicks in the finish with no other discernable flaws. 4-54351 JR564 (35,000-50,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 23 GRANDE CANADIAN DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN GC199. Fine Winchester dbl with 25-1/2″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL, tapered matted ventilated rib with dbl ivory beads marked on the top “GRANDE CANADIAN”. It has single selective trigger & ejectors. It has a coin finish boxlock receiver decorated with maple leaves and light foliate arabesque patterns. It has two raised gold maple leaves with stems on the bottom. It is stocked with beautiful shell grain American walnut with fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forearm and straight stock with fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, 14-3/8″ over its orig thin brown solid pad. It is accompanied by its orig canvas & leather plum colored case with plum colored velveteen lining. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. WEIGHT: 6lb 15.1 oz CONDITION: Appears to be new in the box, unfired and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case is equally new. 4-54010 JR560 (2,500-4,000)

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1307

*RUGER RED LABEL 50TH YEAR OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 420-10286. Beautiful little over/under with 28″ vent rib bbls, screw chokes with matted rib and single green bead. It has ejectors and single selective trigger. The receiver is stainless steel, lightly engraved with a gold Ruger logo on the left side over a ribbon marked “1949 1999” and “50 YEARS”. The right side has a flying gold quail. It is fitted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a black composition buttplate. Accompanied by its orig cardboard box with interior boxes, owner’s manual, a trigger lock and a total of five chokes. CONDITION: Appears to be new and unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Box is equally new. 4-54009 JR558 (900-1,200)

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EARLY UNIQUE KUBICHEK DAMASCUS DBL BBL HAMMER SHOTGUN. Cal. 14 ga. NSN. Very unusual American made shotgun by Kubichek of Iowa City, Iowa created in German or Austrian style. It has 26-3/4″ beautifully patterned Damascus bbls with raised flat rib having single bead and doll’s head extension with extractors and one lug on the bottom. It is built on a delicate small size action with heavy reinforcements on the sides. It has beautifully scalloped firing pin shields, rebounding firing pins and delicate curved rebounding hammers on back action locks. The action is unusual in that the forearm is attached to the receiver at the hinge pin and the bbls are dismounted by means of a small lever at the forearm tip. The trigger guard is very ornate steel with the front half articulated as the opening lever. The lower tang, behind the trigger guard is carved wood to form a finger grip. The stock is very nicely figured walnut with checkered straight grip, 13-3/8″ over a beautiful fleur-de-lis skeleton buttplate with checkered panels. This shotgun is completely unmarked with no proofs or serial numbers. A most unusual and interesting item for the Damascus and hammer shotgun collector. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain a medium brown patina with most of their orig pattern showing including the fine patterns on the top and bottom ribs. Receiver and lockplates are a smooth silver blue/brown patina. Forearm is dark and oil stained with two or three small bruises, otherwise shows light to moderate wear. Stock is sound and retains about 92-93% of its orig piano style varnish. Wooden lower tang/grip is sound but appears to have had a small tang removed during the period of use. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-53752 JR37 (2,500-4,000)

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*ITHACA CUSTOM DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 459692. Flues model dbl with 26″ bbls having a tapered matted rib, dbl beads, and Greener style rib extension with single lug. The receiver is very deeply, custom engraved with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and a raised gold quail on the bottom. The engraving extends 2-3/4″ over the chamber areas of the bbls. It is fitted with single selective trigger, ejectors and very nicely figured custom American walnut wood having a beavertail forearm with black tip insert and straight stock with heel and toe plates engraved to match. Both forearm and buttstock are beautifully checkered in fleur-de-lis and ribbon patterns with checkered side panels. LOP 14-5/16″. Drop at the heel 2-13/16″, drop at the comb 1-9/16″. Bbl restriction: right .006, left .006. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its brilliant custom finish to both metal and wood with strong brilliant case colors on the receiver, opening lever, trigger guard and the heel & toe plates. Safety does not appear to hold on SAFE, otherwise mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bores. 4-54015 JR8 (2,000-3,000)

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1310

LEFEVER PRESENTATION GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 22545. Fine early Lefever with 26″ bbls, choked IMP-CYL/CYL with raised concave tapered matted rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. The bottom of the bbls has the serial number and another number “36198XX”. The receiver & lockplates are very nicely engraved with vignettes of a pointer retrieving a bird on the left side, a setter on point on the right side and a spaniel holding a quail on the trigger bow. The lockplates & receiver have fine border decorations with flourishes of foliate arabesque patterns. It is stocked with extremely nice figured Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm that has a spaniel’s head hard rubber insert. The stock has teardrop side panels with extra checkering on the capped pistol grip and has a Monte Carlo comb, 14″ over a checkered butt with hard rubber heel & toe plates. Accompanied by a New England Arms Co. Sales Tag describing this shotgun. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .018. Drop at the heel (rear of Monte Carlo) 2″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain most of a fine professionally restored finish with some chemical spotting over the chamber areas. Receiver retains mostly dark case colors, fading to silver toward the rear with some bright colors in the sheltered areas behind the fences. Lockplates retain about 80% slightly faded case colors turning silver toward the front. Wood is sound with the forearm showing heavy wear and a fine patina. Buttstock retains about 95% of a fine professionally restored finish with numerous small nicks & scratches and moderate wear on the freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with fine orange peel pitting. 4-54397 JR141 (7,000-10,000)

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*LEFEVER EE GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 62061. Fine little Lefever with 26-1/8″ bbls choked MOD/CYL with tapered flat matted rib, single bead, dolls head extension with ejectors & dbl triggers. The right bbl is marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO.” and the left “SYRACUSE N.Y. U.S.A.” and “KRUP STEEL” in between. Lockplates have beautifully engraved vignettes of a pointer on the left lockplate and a setter on the right and a flying duck on the trigger bow, with cocked indicators. It has light arabesque patterns & border engraving with the maker’s name on each lockplate. It is mounted with beautiful, streaky, honey & chocolate, marbled, French walnut with splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14-1/2″ over a red leather faced pad. The grip cap is hard rubber with dimpled edges. Bore restrictions: left – .017, right – .000. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lb 12.7 oz. Accompanied by a dark brown, maroon felt lined luggage case for a larger gun. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong orig blue, slightly thinned at the muzzle edges and breech end. Left lockplate retains about 95% orig case colors, faded toward the front end. Right lockplate retains about 50% faded case colors and the receiver about 30-35% in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Trigger guard retains about 65% thin blue. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with light handling & use marks, a couple of minor chips back of the top tang and retains about 90% orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. Case is also fine. 4-54387 JR566 (4,000-7,000)

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*J & W TOLLEY DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 84693. Fine English dbl with 30″ bbls, choked MOD/IMP-CYL, having a smooth tapered concave rib with single bead and the maker’s name & address near the chamber end. It has dbl lump with ejectors and dbl triggers. The boxlock receiver is lightly engraved with fine arabesque patterns and light border designs. It is mounted in nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock, 15″ over a leather covered pad. It originally had 2-1/2″ chambers, but was subsequently opened to 70 mm (2-3/4″) and reproofed. Bbl restrictions: left – .015, right – .012. Drop at the heel 2-3/8″, drop at the comb 1-5/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with the bbls retaining virtually all of a fine re-blacking and the wood about all of its oil finish. Receiver has been polished bright. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with scattered light pitting in the left bbl and a spot or two in the right bbl. 4-53347 JR27 (1,500-2,500)

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*FOX STERLINGWORTH DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 264255. Fine ejector Savage made Sterlingworth with 28″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL. It has raised matted rib with dbl ivory beads and Greener style rib extension with ejectors and dbl triggers. It is fitted with straight grain American walnut, coarse checkered, splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 13-5/8″ over an old Jostam pad. Bbl restrictions: left .017, right .008. Drop at the heel 2-5/8″, drop at the comb 1-9/16″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue with a couple of scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, lightly faded on the bottom, strong and bright elsewhere. Wood is sound and retains about 95% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54002 JR16 (1,500-2,500)

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*L.C. SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT FIELD GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN FW120970. Hunter Arms field grade with 28″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with raised matted rib, single bead, rib extension, with extractors & dbl triggers. The receiver is undecorated with only the maker’s name on each sidelock. It has straight grain walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm and capped semi-pistol grip stock, 14″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left – .017, right – .009. Drop at the heel 2-5/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lb 12.9 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 98% of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver and lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, slightly muted on the top and front part of the receiver. Strong and bright in the sheltered areas and lockplates. Wood is sound and retains most of its orig finish that has begun to crackle. There is a tiny chipped toe on the buttplate. Good mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54873 JR193 (3,500-5,000)

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*L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN FWS28780. Fine L.C. Smith with 28″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with raised matted rib, dbl beads, rib extension, ejectors and Hunter One-Trigger. The receiver and lockplates have wide patterns of foliate arabesque engraving which extend over the top of the receiver, opening lever, top tang & trigger guard. It has very nicely figured flame grain American walnut wood with orig schnable tipped beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14″ over an old Hawkins red waffle pad. Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .007. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver & lockplates retain 85-90% orig case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas and center of the lockplates with the bottom of the receiver fading and turning to silver toward the front. Wood is sound and retains most of a fine restored finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-54872 JR191 (1,500-2,500)

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SCARCE COLT MODEL 1883 DBL BBL HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 7192. High grade Colt Damascus dbl, one of only 7,366 made 1883-1895 with there being very few of the fancier models such as this one. It has 32″ fine pattern Damascus bbls, concave matted rib with single bead with the maker’s name and address with doll’s head extension and dbl lug. The receiver is beautifully engraved with the game scene of a setter and flushing partridge on the left side and a pointer and flushing partridge on the right side, surrounded with very fine arabesque patterns. The trigger bow is engraved to match with the panel of a flying mallard. The stock is beautifully grained Circassian walnut, 13-3/4″ over a rampant Colt logo hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 75-80% orig Damascus patterns with strong patterns and orig brown finish in the sheltered areas with the balance bright. Receiver has traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Stock is sound showing moderate wear with usual handling & use marks. Forearm has minor chips at the bbl channel and a repaired crack and has had an amateur attempt to recut the checkering. There appears to be a very old spliced piece near the left tip of the forearm. It blends very well and is barely noticeable. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some scattered crud in the left side that should clean. 4-53754 (1,200-2,000)

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*PARKER VH DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 154567. Built on an “O” frame with 26″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL. It has concave tapered matted rib with single bead and doll’s head extension with extractors and dbl triggers. It has straight grain walnut splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a Pachmayr pad. Bbl restrictions: left .012, right .008. Drop at the heel 2-7/8″, drop at the comb 1-9/16″. CONDITION: Very good, as refinished. Metal, including the receiver, retains most of a reblued finish. Wood is sound and retains most of its restored varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bores with a spot or two of scattered light pitting in the left bbl. 4-54006 JR13 (1,000-1,500)

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*BALTIMORE ARMS CO. DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 5102. Fine little boxlock shotgun with 28″ bbls choked FULL/FULL with raised tapered matted rib with single bead, single lump with an odd shaped cut-out in the bbl extension, extractors & dbl triggers. The receiver is completely unadorned with only the maker’s name on the floorplate. It is mounted in straight grain walnut wood with coarse checkered splinter forearm with black wedge insert and slim round knob pistol grip stock, 14″ over the orig serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .028. Drop at the heel 2-3/4″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. CONDITION: Bbls retain about all of their bright blue with scattered spots of light surface rust and the receiver about 94-95% brilliant case colors. Wood is sound and retains about all of a fine varnish finish that may be an old redo with one or two light nicks & scratches and a chipped toe on the buttplate. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54395 JR143 (700-1,200)

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LEFEVER DS GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 70619. Field grade Lefever with 28″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with raised tapered matted rib with single bead and rib extension with extractors & dbl triggers. The receiver & lockplates are completely unadorned except for the maker’s name & address on each side. The lockplates do not have cocked indicators. It has straight grain walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm and round knob stock, 14-1/2″ over a leather-covered pad. Bore restrictions: left – .017, right – .004. Drop at the heel 3-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 95% orig blue, thinning over the chamber areas. Receiver retains dark case colors on the bottom and in the sheltered areas and the lockplates retain about 90% muted case colors. Stock has a hairline back of the left lockplate, otherwise the wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with light orange peel pitting in the right side. 4-54394 JR144 (500-800)

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*L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT DBL BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN FWS38467. Late manufacture with 28-3/16″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL, raised matted rib with one bead and usual rib extension. It has extractors & dbl triggers. The receiver and lockplates are undecorated except for the makers name on each lockplate. It has straight grain American walnut wood with checkered, squared, splinter forearm and straight grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .005. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 75-80% orig blue turning to blue/gray patina over the forearm area. Receiver retains about 90% orig case colors, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Left lockplate retains about 90% muted case colors and the right 15-20% colors with the balance turning silver. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. 4-54408 JR115 (800-1,200)

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STEVENS MODEL 235 DBL BBL HAMMER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 71929. Early shotgun with 30″ steel bbls choked FULL/MOD, with serrated flat rib, single bead, with rib extension and extractors. The receiver is undecorated and has the maker’s name & address on the left side. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain a smooth mottled blue/brown patina with a dent about 6″ from the muzzle on the left side. Receiver retains a silver/brown patina with traces of orig case colors and silvered case hardening. Stock has a couple of small chips at the receiver, otherwise the wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with nicks & scratches and a small gouge on the wrist. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-53999 JR57 (400-700)

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*SCARCE ITHACA FLUES MODEL DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 216160. Field grade shotgun with 24-3/16″ bbls choked MOD/CYL with flat matted rib, single bead, one lump with rib extension and extractors. The receiver is flat sided with a bird dog and shrubs on both sides, dbl triggers along with the maker’s name & address. It has very nicely figured shell grain American walnut wood with checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14″ over an orig Ithaca flying bird embossed hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .000. Drop at the heel 2-15/16″, drop at the comb 1-11/16″. Weight: 4 lb 14.5 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 95-96% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains 97-98% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with moderate pitting. 4-53998 JR56 (2,500-4,000)

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*ITHACA FLUES MODEL DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 255730. Field grade model with 26″ bbls, choked MOD/IMP-CYL, tapered matted rib with single bead and extractors. It has dbl triggers and the usual boxlock receiver with splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 13-3/4″ over a Decelerator pad. CONDITION: Very good, as refinished. Bbls retain virtually all of their new finish with scattered moderate to heavy spots of pitting on the outside. Receiver has been cleaned but not refinished and retains a silver/gray patina with case colors in the sheltered areas. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its new finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54000 JR18 (400-700)

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*LEFEVER NITRO SPECIAL DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 117753. Usual configuration with 28″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered serrated flat rib with single bead and rib extension with extractors & dbl triggers. It has boxlock receiver with a flying duck on each side. The bbls on each side and on both sides of the receiver are stamped “TC” and a “K”. It has straight grain American walnut wood with flat-checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 13-7/8″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain 85-90% dull blue turning plum in areas. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas being mostly a silver patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, bright bores with scattered light pitting. 4-54400 JR138 (300-500)

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NEW HAVEN ARMS “THE INTERCHANGEABLE” DBL BBL HAMMER SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 27. Fine Belgian made dbl with 30″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with concave, matted, tapered rib with single bead and is marked “Genuine Krupp Fluid Steel”. It has dbl bite and Greener cross bolt rib extension with extractors. The receiver and lockplates are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and light border decoration. The wood is beautifully grained European walnut with checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock, 13-3/4″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain an even, smooth blue/gray patina, probably an old restored rust/blue finish. Receiver & lockplates retain traces of case color, being mostly a cleaned bright metal. Wood is sound and retains about all of a bright refinish with one or two minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-54398 JR140 (300-600)

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REMINGTON WHITWORTH DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 1736. Cal. 10 ga. 28” ribbed bbl. Marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N. Y.” on top of the bbl rib. The forearm and attachment lug are poor replacements. CONDITION: Cleaned to a gray appearance on the metal. Buttstock repaired, sanded & refinished. Mechanically functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54611 FS67 (400-800)

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RARE GIBBS SLIDING BREECH DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 8 bore. No visible serial number. Very rare large dbl, possibly the only one known, with 34″ steel bbls, smooth concave rib with single bead. The patented breech with unusual top mounted firing pins is marked in the center on top “L.H. GIBBS / Patent / Jan. 8, 1858 / N.Y.” It is a bar-in-wood style action with back action locks and simple hammers. The lower tang and heavy trigger guard are articulated which, when depressed, moves the bbls forward out of the breech and allows them to tip down for loading and unloading. All the metal is basically undecorated except for light border patterns and some light engraving on the sides of the hammers and the buttplate tang. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with long tapered forestock and checkered straight grip with smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Metal overall retains 70-80% orig blue with the receiver a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound with light to moderate handling and use marks with a fine old patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with moderate pitting in the left bbl, light pitting in the right bbl. 4-53756 JR33 (1,600-2,500)

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VON RICHTHOFEN’S PERSONAL SILK SCARF WORN AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. Perhaps the most glamorous of all war trophies from Richthofen is this long silk scarf. This tan silk scarf was taken from the Baron’s body immediately following the tri-plane’s crash. In his duties as Brigade Intelligence Officer, Lt. Donald L. Fraser reviewed all personal items removed from the crash site. He retained this scarf and von Richthofen’s handkerchief until the early 1960s when he presented them to collector, Charles Donald, who later placed them into the Carisella collection. Photographic evidence shows the Baron wearing this very scarf. The scarf, supported by a typewritten and signed affidavit from Fraser and a letter from Donald expressing interest in re-purchasing the items (scarf and handkerchief), is a tremendously important Richthofen personal relic. Two pictures of Richthofen wearing the scarf appear in Peter Kilduff’s book The Illustrated Red Baron, The Life and Times of Manfred von Richthofen, Cassell & Co., London 1999, one on page 22, the other on page 133. CONDITION: Fragile, but good overall for its age. Fringe is mostly missing, although evidence of its existence appears on both ends. Four possible blood stains are evident at one end. SIZE: 61” x 12-1/4”. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53522 (40,000-60,000)

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HANDKERCHIEF WITH INITIALS “MVR” REMOVED FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S BODY AFTER THE FOKKER TRI-PLANE CRASH. TWO PERTINENT LETTERS INCLUDED. This embroidered handkerchief is one of the most personal of all effects offered today. It has been stated in the past that a close relative of Richthofen did the actual embroidery, but we have not been able to verify that fact. This handkerchief was removed, along with other effects, from the Baron’s body by Lt. Donald L. Fraser’s 11th Brigade Intelligence Office immediately after the tri-plane crash. Lt. Fraser sent Von Richthofen’s handkerchief and scarf with a notification of authenticity to Charles Donald, who, in the early 1960s, passed these items on to Carisella. Donald’s certificate of authenticity accompanies this handkerchief. In Carisella’s archives, a letter from Major General L. E. Beavis asserts that a Lt. Elbs first found both the handkerchief and the scarf, turning both over to the Intelligence Officer. The handkerchief is a linen-type material with a woven border of four lines. In the left corner, the initials “MvR” are neatly cross-stitched in red silk-type thread. This handkerchief, one of the most important personal relics of the famous “Red Baron” in existence today, is impeccably provenanced. CONDITION: Fine. Showing some age staining. SIZE: 19-1/2” x 19”. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53521 (40,000-60,000)

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VON RICHTHOFEN’S GOGGLES. These goggles were originally found near the crash site, after falling out of Richthofen’s air plane, by E. E. Hardaker, a Lewis Gunner in the 31 Battalion, 8th Brigade, 5th Division, Australian Imperial Forces, and were sent by him to Carisella in 1964. The face piece is brown leather, backed by light brown velour-type material, and bound by cloth tape and imitation fur. The lenses are of two-pc laminated glass construction mounted in metal frames, which are attached to the face piece by wire spring devices and light cloth. There are no apparent markings on the lenses, or any other section of the goggles. The attaching strap, or headband, is not present; one lens has delaminated, but the broken pieces are present. A photograph of von Richthofen wearing these very goggles (or a similar pair) is included, in addition to three items of correspondence from Hardaker regarding the transfer of ownership from him to Carisella. A photograph of the goggles appears on page 139 of Who Killed The Red Baron? Included also is a photographic print of this picture. CONDITION: Goggles are in relic condition and very fragile. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53516 CW17 (30,000-35,000)

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BROWN LEATHER BELT REMOVED FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S BODY. A wide brown leather belt worn by von Richthofen over his flying suit. Photographs, including a picture on page 76 of Carisella’s book Who Killed The Red Baron?, show pilots of Jasta 1, including von Richthofen, wearing belts of this nature over their flying clothes. A mark on the leather (at approximately 33”) from the heavy black-painted roller-style buckle would indicate that the owner was of slight stature, which, of course, von Richthofen was. Mrs. E. W. Cunningham, widow of Corporal John Bernard Cunningham of the 44th Battalion, sent the belt to Carisella. Also included with this lot is a letter from Mrs. Cunningham and a photograph of her husband. A photograph of the belt appears on page 139 of Who Killed The Red Baron? CONDITION: Leather is of good quality, supple, and tanned on one side. Excellent condition for its age. SIZE: 45-1/2” long; 1-1/2” wide. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53514 CW15 (4,500-5,000)

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1332

BLACK BAKELITE BUTTON CUT FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S FLYING COAT. Before the autopsy on von Richthofen’s remains, his heavy flying coat was removed and the buttons were discarded. Lt. Frank Mart of No. 3 Sqdn., Australian Flying Corps, recovered one button and many years later presented it to Carisella, together with a piece of fabric from the crashed tri-plane. PROVENANCE: Carisella mentions the gift of the button in a letter (photocopy included) to Herr Holzer in Germany. CONDITION: Fine. SIZE: 1-9/10” diameter. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53512 CW13 (1,000-1,500)

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GERMAN MARK BANKNOTE REMOVED FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S BODY. One Mark banknote, 640-055755, found among the effects removed from the body of von Richthofen while it lay on the ground at the crash site. It was given to Gunner W. J. “Snowy” Evans (53rd Battery, 5th Division). The bill is watermarked from the August 1914 printing. A photograph of the German Mark banknote appears on page 236 of Who Killed The Red Baron? CONDITION: Shows some use from handling, but there are no stains or tears to detract from its condition. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53511 CW12 (750-1,000)

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LOCK OF VON RICHTHOFEN’S HAIR. Lock of hair ranging from light brown to blond in color was removed from a locket given by von Richthofen to his cousin by autograph expert Charles Hamilton of New York City, and is guaranteed to be original. Carisella purchased this certified item inside a plastic sleeve and in its orig envelope from Charles Hamilton Galleries in July 1985. CONDITION: Excellent. SIZE: 2” strand. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53518 (6,000-10,000)

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ALTIMETER BACKING PLATE FROM COCKPIT OF VON RICHTHOFEN’S FOKKER TRI-PLANE DR I 425/17. This plate was separated from the altimeter which was removed from the DR I by Fred O. Hyder, 51st Battn. Australian Imperial Force, then broken up and given to other members of his platoon. The markings on the plate are “AUSGEGLICHEN” (calibrated) “G. LUFFT. STUTGART” (maker and his location); “HÖHENMESSER FÜR FLUGZEUGE” (altimeter for aircraft) “No. 4810” (its serial number). On the reverse Hyder, while on leave in London, had his service number (3986), name, battalion (51st, AIF), and the legend “Taken from Capt. Baron Von Reishstofen (sic) April 1918” engraved. On 7 October 1966, Hyder made a formal legal declaration that the backing plate was his and in his possession since 1918. A photograph of the altimeter backing plate appears on page 141 of Who Killed The Red Baron? A photocopy of the document and four orig pertinent letters accompany the lot. CONDITION: Slightly tarnished, but otherwise fine. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53510 CW11 (12,000-15,000)

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SWATCH OF MATERIAL FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S FLYING COVERALLS. A piece of wool felt-backed material taken from the flying coveralls of von Richthofen. The material, brown in color, is smoothly finished on one side and felt-backed on the other. The felt backing gave the coveralls an additional warmth factor. The material was taken April 21, 1918 by Lt. F. R. Rawlinson, No. 3 Sqdn., Australian Flying Corps. Rawlinson donated a larger piece of the same fabric to the Canberra War Memorial in Australia. PROVENANCE: This piece of material was in the collection of Charles Donald prior to presentation to Carisella in the 1960s. A copy of Donald’s authentication is included. A photograph of a larger piece of fabric, possibly now in the Canberra War Memorial, is shown on page 238 of Who Killed The Red Baron? CONDITION: Fine. SIZE: 1-1/2” x 7/8”. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53513 CW14 (750-1,000)

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MACHINE GUN LOCK AND BROKEN FIRING PIN FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S LMG 08/15 (#1795a). The feed lock was salvaged by Air Mechanic Colin C. Collins, No. 3 Sqdn., AFC, from one of von Richthofen’s two Maxim LMG 08/15 machine guns. The serial number indicates the gun was of late 1917 production, actually gun number 11795. The letter “a” after “1795” shows it was in the second batch of 10,000 guns produced that year. The broken firing pin actually fell from the lock some forty years after the April 21, 1918 dogfight, and the breakage may have contributed to problems von Richthofen encountered before the downing of his plane. CONDITION: Lock remains in working order and is marked with other arsenal proofs. Area around the firing pin area shows evidence of moderate firing. Parts are a mixture of blue and bright finish. There is evidence of light rust and dust accumulating throughout, but in no way is it detracting. Copies of letters from Air Mechanic Collins accompany this lot. A photograph of the machine gun lock and broken firing pin appear on page 233 of Who Killed The Red Baron? From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53509 CW10 (25,000-30,000)

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SMALL SEGMENT OF A MACHINE GUN BELT FROM ONE OF THE GUNS IN VON RICHTHOFEN’S FOKKER DR I FOKKER TRI-PLANE 425/17. Gray/tan, herringbone woven, cotton fabric containing two riveted metal spacers from von Richthofen’s machine gun belt. A series of these riveted spacers creates the individual pockets for each round of ammunition. Three rivets secure the spacers, one on each side of the belt. Lt. F. R. Rawlinson, No. 3 Sqdn, Australian Flying Corps, originally salvaged a larger section of this belt, and removed this section before donating the larger piece to the Canberra War Memorial. This segment became part of the Charles Donald collection. The envelope mailed from Australia containing this section, a certification of authenticity from Charles Donald to Carisella, and a photograph of the larger section are included. A photograph of the larger section appears on page 231 of Who Killed The Red Baron? CONDITION: Good for its age with the metal spacer bars showing light rust in spots. SIZE: 1-1/4” long x 1-5/8” wide. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53515 CW16 (1,500-2,000)

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PROPELLER FRAGMENT FROM VON RICHTHOFEN’S FOKKER TRI-PLANE DR I 425/17. Fragment of the propeller from the wreck of Richthofen’s tri-plane. This item was originally among the war relics of Australian Lt. G. L. Mayman who was in charge of the Signal Section of the Australian 8th Field Artillery Brigade and who witnessed the crash. Included with the item is a photocopy of an article on the career of Lt. Mayman from the September 1, 1939 issue of Reveille. This item is pictured on page 238 of Carisella’s book Who Killed The Red Baron? CONDITION: Piece exhibits some of the orig varnish finish. SIZE: 1-1/16” high x 1” wide x 2-1/2” long. From the Collection of the late P. J. Carisella. 4-53500 CW1 (2,500-3,000)

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