Spectacular Fall Firearms Auction
An Extraordinary Success Grossing $11.235 Million!

Auction: October 8-10, 2007

Preview: October 5-7, 2007

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REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 3757. Cal. 44 S (Probably 44-77 Sharps/Remington). Fine target rifle with 34″ oct to rnd bbl, Wingage Spirit Level front sight, no provision for a rear sight and is mounted with a vernier tang sight with 4-3/4″ staff. Mounted with moderately figured American walnut with steel Schnabel tipped uncheckered forearm and checkered serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and smooth steel buttplate. There is a “B26” stamped on right flat of bbl. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 85% strong orig blue with loss areas flaked to a light patina with some fine pitting in those areas. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, moderately faded on top & bottom. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59718 JR10 (4,000-7,000)

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3001

REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 2759. Cal. 32 RF. Standard sporting rifle with 26″ oct bbl, std open sights, mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with case colored schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue with light, fine surface rust. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors, slightly faded on bottom of receiver & tangs. Forend cap retains about 50% bright case colors and buttplate traces of case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish with some fine paint splatters. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting in front of chamber. 4-59577 JR13 (1,500-2,500)

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3002

REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 10401. Cal. 32 RF. Standard sporting rifle with 26″ oct bbl, German silver blade front sight and v-notch standard Remington rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with steel schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. It has usual bbl & receiver markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with a few minor nicks and very light sharp edge wear. Receiver retains most of its lightly faded orig case colors, stronger & brighter on left side. All screws are slightly battered. Wood is sound with a couple of gouges in forearm and comb of the stock with light handling & use marks elsewhere and retains generous amounts of orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting in front of chamber. 4-59520 JR19 (1,500-2,500)

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3003

WHITNEY-REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 71264. Cal. 32 CF (Appears to be 32-20 WCF). Fine sporting rifle with 30″ tapered oct bbl, German silver front sight and v-notch rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, straight grain American walnut with hard rubber schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. Top tang has usual markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue with a few scattered spots of light pitting under a coating of oil dried oil. Receiver retains most of its brilliant orig case colors, faded on bottom. Hammer & breech block retain most of their orig blue and buttplate most of its brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59518 JR22 (3,000-5,000)

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3004

WHITNEY-LAIDLEY LARGE FRAME DELUXE ROLLING BLOCK TARGET RIFLE. SN 591. Cal. 44-90. Fine early rifle with 32″ oct bbl, Wingage globe front sight and tiny ladder rear sight. Top tang was drilled & tapped for tang sight with only the screws remaining. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered, pewter tipped forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% orig blue turning brown. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong on left side, more faded on right side, top & bottom. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59519 JR17 (4,000-7,000)

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3005

WHITNEY NO. 2 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 68358. Cal. 32 RF. Lightweight sporting rifle with 28″ tapered, lightweight oct bbl, Beech’s combination front sight base with replaced blade and a semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with hard rubber schnable forearm tip & straight stock with nickeled German silver Swiss buttplate. Buttplate has some soft metal repair at top & bottom. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of blue remain in very sheltered areas on bbl and silvered case colors on receiver with balance a medium, mottled patina. Forearm has a crack on right side and is missing chips from tip, otherwise wood is sound and retains 30-40% orig finish with light nicks, dings & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting in front of chamber. 4-59573 JR12 (500-1,000)

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3006

FINE REMINGTON NO. 1 SPORTING & TARGET RIFLE SN 5983. Cal. 44 2-7/16” (44-90 Remington). Fine target & sporting rifle with 26-1/8” medium weight oct to rnd bbl, windgage globe front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a thick base long range vernier tang sight with 5-1/2” staff. Mounted with nicely figured streaky American walnut with uncheckered forearm that has a case colored metal semi-schnable tip and checkered pistol grip stock with raised panels and serpentine grip with horn insert, 13-3/8” over a smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Roy Marcot Collection; James D. Julia Auctions, Oct 2006, Lot 409 CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-70% orig blue mixed with fine surface etching, mostly over top three flats and top of rnd section of bbl. Loss areas are a dark patina and not seriously detracting. Receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, muted on trigger guard & darker over top. Breech block & hammer are professionally refinished with a glossy bright blue finish. Wood is sound with a dull oil finish, possibly an old restoration. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32683 JR608 (4,000-6,000)

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3007

SCARCE DELUXE REMINGTON LONG RANGE ROLLING BLOCK TARGET RIFLE. SN 7644. Cal. 44-90 Rem Spcl, which was introduced a sa matched cartridge for Rem. Rolling block Creedmoor series in 1873. Beautiful long range target rifle with scarce 32″ medium to heavy, tapered rnd bbl with Wingage Spirit Level front sight, no provision for a rear sight and mounted with an adjustable tang sight with 5-1/2″ staff graduated to 500 yards. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky American walnut with carved & checkered forearm with hard rubber cap and serpentine grip cap with horn insert and a replacement smooth horn buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 60-70% thinning bright orig blue with a cleaned area over forearm that now has a light patina. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors that are fading to silver. Wood is sound with four plugged holes at the heel, apparently where someone mounted a Creedmore style sight and retains all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59521 JR18 (6,000-10,000)

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3008

REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 8796. Cal. 45-70. Fine sporting rifle with 32″ medium weight oct bbl, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, no sight in rear seat with a correct Lyman loop “R” Code tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with metal schnable tipped forearm & straight grip with semi-crescent steel buttplate. Bbl has usual markings on top flat. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue turning plum with scattered fine pinpoints of rust. Receiver retains 75-80% faded case colors with some light spots of brown patina. Wood is sound with a smooth hand worn patina and minor handling & use marks with a gouge and a bruise in buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59580 JR7 (2,500-4,000)

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3009

RARE ENGRAVED STEYR COPY OF A REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK TARGET RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. About 38 CF (May be 9.5 X 47R). Beautiful sporting/target rifle with 29-1/2″ oct bbl, Schutzen-style dovetail front sight, with a musket-style ramp/ladder rear sight. Top flat over chamber area has “WAFFENFABRIK STEYR.” in gold and there is a thin gold band at receiver. Receiver is very nicely engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns with border patterns around all the parts including hammer. Mounted with highly figured French walnut with small checkered forearm secured with a sgl wedge through German silver escutcheons. Stock has raised side panels and straight checkered wrist with a Monte Carlo comb and deep cheek piece with a semi-crescent steel buttplate. It has European style sling swivels on bbl & butt stock. Hammer has a unique locking safety in the spur which prevents hammer from being cocked until the safety is depressed. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with scattered spots of fine surface discoloration and a few spots of pitting on top flat. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, mildly faded, turned silver on bottom & top tang. Stock has a chip by top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and a series of small dings in forearm and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59529 JR8 (3,000-5,000)

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3010
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)This is, in fact, a very rare Remington Rolling Block Schutzen Rifle, only made for two or three years.

REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 1138. Cal. 38 B (Probably 38-50 Ballard). Beautiful target rifle with 28-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl with Wingage Spirit Level globe front sight, small Remington open rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 4-1/4″ staff . Mounted with moderately figured American walnut with pewter Schnabel tipped, uncheckered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with serpentine cap having a black insert and is fitted with a nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with a few light spots of surface etching & discoloration and some minor light rust on round portion. Receiver retains most of its orig moderately faded case colors turned silver on bottom. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish and buttplate most of its orig nickel. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59648 JR9 (3,500-5,000)

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3011

REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK MID-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 5281. Cal. 40-70 Bottleneck. Fine deluxe target rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, wingage globe front sight, a dovetail added to top flat through lettering with a mid-range vernier tang sight that has a 3-1/4″ staff, missing the eyepiece. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered American walnut with hard rubber tip forearm and serpentine grip stock with horn insert and checkered hard rubber buttplate. It has usual bbl & receiver markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. As noted above, the dovetail in top flat added. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue with some discoloration over forearm area. Receiver retains 70-75% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Bottom tang & trigger guard are brown. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-59524 JR32 (4,000-6,000)

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3012

*REMINGTON MODEL 4-S MILITARY MODEL NO. 4 ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE. SN E5289. Cal. 22 Short or Long. Scarce little rifle with 28-1/4″ rnd bbl, altered front sight with tiny sheet metal rear sight and a screw-type bayonet stud on bottom. Bbl markings are on top of exposed area forward of the long hand guard. Left side of receiver is marked “MILITARY MODEL” and it has usual tang markings. Mounted with straight grain American walnut, uncheckered, with long forearm & handguard with straight stock and smooth sheet metal buttplate. It has a stacking swivel on a stud at forend tip and sling swivels. Few of these unusual little rifles survive today and very few of them have much orig condition. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue turning plum. Receiver retains about 50% mottled orig case colors, mostly turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a couple of dings near the toe, having been cleaned a long time ago and now retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59547 JR33 (2,500-4,000)

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3013

RARE REMINGTON NO. 7 ROLLING BLOCK TARGET/SPORTING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 25 RF. Rare little rifle, less than 500 made, with 26″ oct bbl, globe front sight and two filled dovetails in top flat. Receiver is identical to the 1871 pistol with 2-line company & patent markings along with “P” & “S” inspector marks on left side. It has a unique bracket for the Lyman tang sight and is mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered, black insert, schnable tipped forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and orig Remington shield hard rubber buttplate. Bottom flat of bbl is marked “22S” and it appears to have been rechambered to 25 rimfire. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: As noted above, otherwise fine. Bbl retains most of a fine restored finish with a few small chemical spots. Receiver retains 70-75% orig case colors, faded but strong on sides. The breech block & hammer retain most of a restored blue finish. Wood is sound with minor storage & handling marks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59693 JR26 (2,500-4,000)

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3014

EARLY REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 40 (Appears to be 40-50 Sharps straight). Standard early sporting rifle with 29-1/4″ medium to heavy oct bbl, globe front sight in a second dovetail at muzzle. It has the very early Remington sliding ladder rear sight as well as a 1,200 yard military style ladder sight. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with straight tipped forearm & straight stock with early style crescent buttplate with tang. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being a light gray patina over all metal with fine surface pitting. There is a crack in wrist and a few minor chips from forearm, otherwise wood is sound retaining a worn smooth patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-59588 JR14 (750-1,500)

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3015

REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 4198. Cal. 44 S (Appears to be 44-77 Sharps). Standard sporting rifle with 30″ medium weight oct bbl, replacement Wingage Spirit Level front sight and orig Remington special ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with steel schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with bbl being a mottled blue/gray patina with light fine surface pitting. Receiver is a gray patina with very fine discoloration. Stock has a hairline back of top tang and a shallow gouge on right side with light handling & use marks elsewhere and retains generous amounts of oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore with some fine orange peel pitting in front of chamber. 4-59527 JR15 (1,500-2,500)

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3016

REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 6638. Cal. 32 RF. Standard sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, Beech’s combination front sight base, missing the ring & post. It has Remington standard semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured walnut with steel schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50-60% thin orig blue with balance a medium brown patina. Receiver retains 75-80% thin orig case colors with brilliant colors on top tang under the tang sight area. Wood is sound with a couple of scratches on forearm and a light gouge on buttstock and retains about 60% orig finish on forearm and about 90% on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting in front of chamber. 4-59545 JR21 (1,500-2,500)

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3017

REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 9725. Cal. 22. Standard sporting rifle with 26″ medium weight oct bbl, orig open sights and mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with steel schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains being a cleaned, light gray metal color with the receiver beginning to patinate. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Forend tip has moderate rust. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting in front of chamber area. 4-59592 JR25 (750-1,500)

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3018

REMINGTON SHORT RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 10711. Cal. 40 1-7/8 (40-50 Sharps straight). Fine target rifle with 32″ oct to rnd bbl, replacement front sight, a dovetail added to top flat through the bbl marking and with a vernier tang sight with 2-7/8″ staff. Mounted with American walnut with steel schnable tipped, uncheckered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 60-70% dull orig blue mixed with a flaked medium patina. Receiver has silvered case colors. Stock has areas of wood fill around lower tang and on bottom of stock with dark discoloration, reminiscent of having been exposed to a fire, otherwise wood is sound with forearm having a dark refinish and buttstock retaining about 70% orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong shiny bore with moderate pitting. 4-59513 JR24 (1,500-2,500)

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3019

REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 11298. Cal. 22. Scarce large frame, small bore rifle with 26″ medium weight oct bbl, std open sights and uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with steel schnable tipped forearms and straight stock with semi-crescent steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains traces of blue, being mostly a dark brown patina with a few scattered spots of light rust. Receiver is also a dark brown patina with a battered screw. Wood shows moderate to heavy wear with a smooth dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with rifling. 4-59589 JR11 (1,000-1,500)

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3020

ULTRA RARE AND UNIQUE FREUND REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 44-77. Spectacular and unique, probably one-of-a-kind, Freund target rifle with 29″ heavy, uniquely altered oct bbl with about 10″ of oct shape from the breech end that transitions to a more narrow rotated oct shape for about 14″, then returns to the orig oct shape for about 2-1/2 more inches, then is turned for false muzzle. Front sight is a custom Rocky Mountain blade on a unique dovetail. There is an engraved arrow cricket mark. Rear sight is Freund’s patent applied for and is about 8″ long with a very unique large rear aperture and an equally unique elevator system with long sliding bar, that when the aperture is lifted and graduated ramp is moved to the next higher notch, a sliding block moves in a slot at the front end, which is marked 100 to 500 yards, with the sliding block having the 0 which completes the number. Tabs at rear of slide have decorative file work that matches dovetail on front sight. Top flat of bbl and uniquely filed top flat of receiver are flush and engraved with light foliate patterns and a fleur-de-lis with 5 stamped asterisks which also correspond to range setting of sight elevator. Receiver is lightly engraved and has the engraved inscription on left side in beautiful period script, “Improved by / F. W. Freund / Denver, Col, / Pat. July 28 1874 & / Pats Apld. For”. Right side is lightly engraved with foliate, arabesque patterns. It has delicate, gold washed, double set triggers and a most unusual and unique metal triggerguard with finger spur and integral checkered finger rest with metal grip cap attached. Front of trigger plate is engraved, “Pat. No. 153432” with other light engraved decorations. Bottom of trigger guard has 3 small holes, which apparently held a small shield, probably for initials or a presentation. It has custom breechblock with removable face with integral checkered thumb tab. Rear half of breechblock has a firing pin retainer screw, and hammer has a unique, tapered nose with shield-shaped checked spur. Breechblock has a 3-click operation with safety notch half-cock and full cock. It is mounted with highly figured, dark French or English walnut with extensively checkered and carved forend with a unique engraved cap secured with an unusual double end wedge. It has straight stock with checkered wrist and raised teardrop side panels with a double incise carved border around checkering and top and bottom tangs. It also has a very unique crescent steel buttplate with stepped top tang with upswept heel and a matching shaped, shorter toe tang, engraved to match with matching carved borders in the wood outlining buttplate. This rifle is pictured with an extensive write-up in Freund & Bro, Balentine. It was sold as Lot #83 in the Bourne Auction Company, John Amber Collection in Nov. 1986. PROVENANCE: John Amber Collection, Bourne Auction, Lot 83, Nov. 1986. Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains a mottled, blue/brown patina. Receiver retains mostly silvered case colors, and trigger plate about 75% glossy orig blue with about 50% glossy blue mixed with patina on trigger guard. Buttplate retains most of its orig glossy blue with a few spots of light patina. Stock has two age checks on left side of comb and a hairline on left side of wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a few chips in varnish showing light wear to checkering and retains most of its orig dark varnish finish with light crazing on buttstock. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore with 1 or 2 small spots of pitting. 4-59677 JR157 (40,000-80,000)

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3021
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)1. Description states “bright nickel plated”, it is in fact “chrome plated”.

EXTREMELY RARE POPE-ZISCHANG-SHARPS BORCHARDT HEAVY SINGLE SHOT SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 33-47. Spectacular early rifle with 31-3/4″ oct bbl, spirit level windgage globe front sight, no provision for rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 3” staff. Top flat has scope blocks containing an early small tube target scope and top flat is marked “A.O. ZISCHANG. SYRACUSE, N.Y.” and in much smaller stamping “RIFLED BY H.M. POPE”. Bore has Pope’s signature left hand rifling. Bottom of bbl has an attached palm rest socket. Bottom flat is stamped “P/771” and “20/141”. Receiver, breech block, lever & buttplate are bright nickel plated. It has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with checkered semi-schnable forearm and heavy Schutzen butt with checkered serpentine grip & deep cheekpiece with heavy Schutzen buttplate. Accompanied by a palm rest with checkered mushroom shaped walnut knob. Also accompanied by its orig steel false muzzle and brass & steel bullet starter. False muzzle is numbered “771”. Additionally accompanied by an Ideal, wood handled bullet mold with Pope’s custom brass cavity inserts and U-shaped sprue cutter with long tang. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its fine custom blue with some very fine pitting on top flat over forearm area. Balance of metal retains most of its fine nickel plating. Stock has a couple of grain checks by toe and also has a masterful repair in wrist which is virtually unnoticeable, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of its fine orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Scope retains 85-90% strong orig blue, fine optics. Mold is fine, cavity is crisp, one handle has a crack and both handles show some heat discoloration. 4-59678 JR141 (8,000-15,000)

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3022

FINE A.O. ZISCHANG-SHARPS BORCHARDT SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 18039. Cal. 32 (Appears to be 32-40). Beautiful Schutzen by one of the preeminent target rifle makers of the pre-WWII period. It has 29-3/8″ medium weight oct to rnd bbl with globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a peninsula mounted vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It also has gold washed dbl set triggers. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with checkered horn tipped semi-schnable forearm and heavy Schutzen buttstock with hard rubber capped checkered wrist and deep cheekpiece with heavy, nickeled, iron Schutzen buttplate. Top flat of bbl is engraved “A.O. ZISCHANG MAKER. SYRACUSE. N.Y.” PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95-97% strong orig custom finish turning plum over octagonal area. Receiver retains most of its satin custom blue. Stock has a repaired chip by top tang and forearm has a crack in horn tip, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its custom finish. Buttplate retains about 70% milky orig nickel. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-59658 JR139 (8,000-12,000)

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3023

RARE SHARPS BORCHARDT MODEL 1878 LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 325. Cal. 45 (either 2-4/10″ or 2-6/10″). Early Borchardt with 34″ round bbl, windgage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and with a vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. The bbl has usual “OLD RELIABLE” and Bridgeport markings. There is a sight base on the heel of the stock for Creedmor style shooting, using the same staff. The receiver is blued with walnut panels and it has a checkered trigger. It is mounted with very nicely figured English walnut with checkered, hard rubber schnable tipped forearm, secured with a single wedge through iron escutcheons. The stock has a checkered pistol grip with hard rubber grip cap and a fancy embossed hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Sharps Record Letter identifying this rifle as a Model 1878 Long Range Rifle invoiced Dec. 13, 1877 to William J. Corbett of Sumter, SC. It is described as 45 caliber and weighs 9lbs, 13oz. Along with the order went 200 loaded cartridges, cal. 45-100-550. Only 230 of these rare rifles were made in the period October 1877 to May 1880, and few survive with much condition. See Sharps Firearms, Sellers, pages 277-280. CONDITION: Fine to Very Fine. The barrel retains about 93-95% strong orig blue with minor muzzle edge wear and a few tiny nicks. Receiver retains about 85% orig blue with edge wear and a series of tiny dents on left side. Lever retains case colors in sheltered areas. Stock has a few tiny chips back of top tang and a couple of hairlines on left side at receiver otherwise wood is sound with handling and use marks and scratches and retains most of its original varnish finish. The staff of the tang sight has some light pitting and may be an old replacement. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59717 JR144 (15,000-30,000)

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3024

BEAUTIFUL SHARPS MID-RANGE MODEL 1878 BORCHARDT SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 17142. Cal. 40 2-1/2 (40-70 Sharps straight). Beautiful No. 1 mid-range rifle with 30″ medium weight rnd bbl, globe front sight, Lawrence patent rear sight, and a vernier tang sight with 4″ staff. Receiver has smooth, hard rubber panels. Sides of bbl just above edge of the forearm is stamped with a row of tiny diamonds. Top of bbl has the “Old Reliable” and “Bridgeport” markings. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame and shell grain, claro walnut with checkered, schnable tip forearm and hard rubber capped pistol grip stock with a fancy Sharps hard rubber buttplate. Only 215 of these fine rifles were made in the period Oct. 31, 1877 to Oct. 1880. Accompanied by a Sharps Records Letter identifying this rifle as a Model 1878 Short Range Rifle, invoiced Dec. 27, 1879 to J.P Moore’s Sons, New York City. The letter further states that the record has a scant description with only the caliber, 40, with case length not specified. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong, bright orig blue with small scrape on left side of chamber area. Receiver retains most of its faded case colors, brighter in sheltered areas. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, barely noticeable, a grain check at the buttplate and the sight has notched the comb, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Very bright, shiny bore. 4-59512 JR152 (10,000-15,000)

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3025

FINE SHARPS SPORTING RIFLE. SN 17280. Cal. 45 2-1/10 (45-70). Wonderful early target rifle with 30″ heavy rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. Bbl has usual “OLD RELIABLE & “BRIDGEPORT” markings and is drilled & tapped for scope blocks which contain a Unertl small tube 8X target scope which has a yellow eye piece and is missing the front dust cover. Receiver has usual markings. Mounted with uncheckered, custom, schnable tipped forearm and pistol grip stock with sweeping cheekpiece and checkered steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue and the receiver most of its orig faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some very minor orange peel roughness just in front of chamber. Optics are crisp & clear. 4-59653 JR5 (3,000-5,000)

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3026

DELUXE SHARPS BORCHARDT SPORTING RIFLE. SN 18260. Cal. Appears to be 40-70 Sharps straight. Fine deluxe sporting rifle with 26″ medium weight rnd bbl, dovetail front sight with German silver blade and Sharps ladder rear sight. It has a tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with checkered schnable tipped forearm and hard rubber capped pistol grip with Sharps hard rubber buttplate. Bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings with usual receiver markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong bright orig blue with a minor scratch or two. Receiver retains about 75-80% orig case colors, strong on right side, faded to gray on left side with some moderate to heavy pitting. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59572 JR2 (4,000-7,000)

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3027

SCARCE SHARPS BORCHARDT SHORT RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 19492. Cal.40 (40-45 Sharps straight). Scarce rifle with only 153 being produced in period 1878-1880. It has 26″ rnd bbl, missing front sight with a Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight and a tang sight with 2-7/8″ staff without vernier screw adjustment. Bbl is completely without markings having been refinished a long time ago, however it is serial numbered to receiver. Receiver has usual “BRIDGEPORT” markings on left side and has the filled slot for the dbl set trigger. Mounted with nicely figured checkered American walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm and serpentine grip stock with nickeled brass crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: As noted, fine. Bbl retains about all of its fine restored finish and receiver 20-30% case colors with balance turned silver. Stock has a couple of small hairlines at bottom rear edge and around screw escutcheon, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-59651 JR30 (3,000-5,000)

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3028

SPORTERIZED SHARPS MILITARY RIFLE. SN 7965. Cal. 45-70. Fine altered military rifle with 30-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl, sleeve front sight band with silver bead blade and military musket rear sight. Bbl has “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings. Reciever is case colored with usual markings. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with altered forestock cut to sporter length with the cleaning rod slot filled. It has straight grip & checkered steel buttplate and a checkered trigger. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: As noted, fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong, bright orig blue and reciever most of its brilliant case colors. Stock has a hairline on each side of wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59571 JR4 (1,000-2,000)

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3029

SHARPS BORCHARDT SPORTING RIFLE. SN 15355. Cal. 45 2-1/10 (45-70). Medium to heavy weight sporting rifle with 30″ rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight with Lawrence ladder rear sight with a replacement screw. Bbl has “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings with usual markings on receiver. Mounted with uncheckered schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with a few minor nicks. Receiver retains most of an old professionally restored finish. Stock has a hairline on each side of wrist, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59654 JR3 (3,000-5,000)

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3030

SHARPS BORCHARDT MILITARY RIFLE. SN 8210. Cal. 45-70. Standard military rifle with 32″ tapered rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 1,000 yard ramp & ladder musket style rear sight with “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings on top and standard “BRIDGEPORT” markings on left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with full length forearm and straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. There is a large “F” stamped in wood back of top tang. It has two bbl bands with sling swivels and a cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain 95-96% strong orig blue with a few minor scratches and edge wear on receiver. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and a gouge near forend tip and overall retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-59567 JR29 (2,500-4,000)

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3031

SHAPRS BORCHARDT MILITARY RIFLE. SN 18697. Cal. 45-70. Standard military rifle with 32″ tapered rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and musket style ramp & ladder rear sight. It has “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings on the top and std “BRIDGEPORT” markings on receiver. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with full length forearm and straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. It has two bands with sling swivels and cleaning rod. Left side receiver has number “88” stamped with a sharp tool. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: About good. Traces of orig blue remain on bbl & receiver with balance a mottled silver/brown patina. Stock has a crack on each side by top tang and a hairline back of top tang and forearm has a crack on bottom at receiver. There are numerous nicks & scratches with a gouge on forearm and overall retains a worn dark patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-59674 JR28 (1,000-2,000)

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3032

J.P. LOWER MARKED SHARPS BORCHARDT MILITARY RIFLE. SN 8897. Cal. 45-70. Standard military rifle (and one of the few sold to civilian outlets) with 32″ tapered rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and Sharps 1100 yard ladder rear sight with “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings on top. It has std markings on receiver. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with full length forearm and two bands with straight stock & checkered steel buttplate. Left side of buttstock has a small circular cartouche with the initials “JPL”, believed to be that of the Lower Company of Colorado. Cleaning rod is missing. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains 75-80% orig blue turning plum over chamber area with wrench marks also over chamber area and a cleaned area on right side of receiver. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with light pitting in front of chamber. 4-59533 JR27 (2,000-3,500)

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3033

BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM SHARPS BORCHARDT SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 16060. Cal. 22 Niedner Magnum. Fine Sharps action target rifle with 29″ medium weight rnd bbl, hand-stamped on left side, over chamber area, with the caliber marking. Mounted on top with target scope bases containing a Unertl small tube 20X scope. Receiver has usual markings. Mounted with checkered, highly figured American walnut with Niedner style steel grip cap and a Winchester style checkered steel buttplate. It has sling eyes in forearm & buttstock. This cartridge case is derived by shortening and reforming 25-35 or 30-30 cal. brass cases. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore and sharp optics. 4-59643 JR6 (2,500-3,500)

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3034

*RARE STEVENS IDEAL WALNUT HILL NO. 50 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 4687. Cal. 28-30. Fine custom target rifle with 28” oct to rnd bbl, globe front sight with plugged rear sight dovetail and mounted on top flat with target scope bases containing a Lyman Junior Targetspot 8X scope. Top flat has the company name & address with caliber on left top flat and the serial number engraved in area where a serial number should be with orig number having been removed and new number applied. Receiver has the very rare factory etch-engraving in foliate arabesque patterns and has the name “LUCILE” in a scroll on left side with acanthus leaves. Right side has two woodchucks under a tree in a field scene. Engraving extends over top three flats and around hammer and all has a shaded or stippled background. Left side of receiver, at top front, has an extra screw which seems to bear on the bbl shank, possibly to tighten it in receiver. Lever has a full finger loop and Schutzen dbl set triggers. Top tang has screws for a tang sight, which is missing. Mounted with custom, very highly figured burl & shell grain Claro walnut with checkered schnable tip forearm & Schutzen-style butt with checkered wrist & raised side panels with a deep cheekpiece and perch belly with case colored Schutzen buttplate. Forearm also has a custom palm rest that is not attached & screws are missing. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with some light edge wear. Receiver retains virtually all of is orig nickel finish with only one small spot of flaking and a couple of small nicks in one edge. Lever retains strong case colors in the most sheltered areas with balance faded to silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its wonderful custom finish. Buttplate retains about all of its strong, mostly bright case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Scope is fine with about 90% blue, good optics. 4-32630 JR622 (5,000-8,000)

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3035

*FABULOUS STEVENS IDEAL WALNUT HILL NO. 49 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 9333. Cal. 22 LR. Spectacular target rifle with 30” oct to rnd bbl marked on bottom flat just ahead of forearm with the serial number and “1”. It has globe front sight with no provision for a rear sight and a thick base, windgage vernier tang sight missing a small piece of its inside mechanism. It has a 44 action with nicely engraved side panels & a small spot of matching engraving behind hammer. Lever is the full loop type with Schutzen style dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with checkered semi-schnable forearm and Schutzen style buttstock with checkered wrist, serpentine grip cap & deep cheekpiece with perch belly and a Schutzen style iron buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wood & buttplate. Bbl retains about 93-95% strong orig blue with most of loss in a strip down the bottom of round section. There are a few tiny spots of pinpoint rust on octagonal section. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded but strong & bright on sides and in sheltered areas. Lever has case colors in sheltered areas, mostly faded to gray. Wood is sound with very minor nicks & storage marks and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-33602 JR621 (10,000-15,000)

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3036

EXTREMELY RARE FARROW FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 32-40. Made by William Milton Farrow (1848-1934) who initially established his gun making business as Farrow Arms Co. in Holyoke, Mass., 1878-85. He relocated to Mason, Tenn. Until about 1904 and thence to Washington, D.C. until about 1917. He was granted a number of patents for breech loading firearms and capping tools. See Small Arms Makers, Gardner and American Gunsmiths, Sellers. This fine little rifle has a medium weight 30-3/4″ oct to rnd bbl with fine turned transition, windgage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 3″ staff in an integral base in tang. Top of bbl has scope blocks. Nickeled receiver is rather dainty, of center hammer boxlock design with a mortised breech block actuated by full loop lever. Hammer automatically cocks on closing and it has a full checkered trigger. Mounted with highly figured,streaky French walnut with checkered semi-Schnable forearm and long, sweeping, checkered wrist on buttstock with serpentine grip cap & a cheekpiece with dainty nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. The number “14” is stamped inside toe of buttplate. Neither forearm or bbl are marked and stock was not removed to check inside receiver for numbers. A really fine, well balanced, mid-range target rifle by a little known maker. PROVENANCE: John Amber Collection Lot #725, Bourne Auction, Nov 1986. Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains most of its orig factory blue with a spot or two of very light surface rust. Receiver retains most of its orig nickel with a few tiny scattered spots, mostly on left side. Lever retains most of its orig case colors with about 50% orig shellac covering. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and some slight crazing on buttstock and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. A truly fine target rifle in outstanding condition. 4-59716 JR140 (11,000-15,000)

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3037

RARE ENGRAVED CASED FRANK WESSON TWO-TRIGGER RIFLE 2-BBL SET. SN 27. Cal. believed to be, but not guaranteed, 32-30 Stevens & Maynard in one bbl & 30-30 Wesson in the other. Very rare rifle with one 26″ and the other 22″ oct to rnd bbls with the 26″ bbl having a globe front sight and a slot blank in rear slot. The 22″ bbl has an ivory bead combination front sight and two plugged screw holes on top flat. There is no provision for a rear sight. This appears to be the third type manufactured 1872-1888 with the rounded iron frame, nickel finish and a floating center fire firing pin with a slot to accommodate the adjustable hammer nose for rimfire cartridges. Frame, tangs & trigger guard are beautifully engraved, probably by Nimschke, in his deep punch dot background style with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with flower blossoms in center. Top tang has a dovetailed sight with 3″ staff. Left side of receiver is factory engraved with intertwined initials “WWH”. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with straight grip and crescent buttplate with tang engraved to match. Accompanied by a green felt lined, walnut stained pine case, French fitted for stocked receiver & both bbls. A small compartment contains a spare spring. PROVENANCE: John Amber Collection, Bourne Auction Lot#281, Nov 1986. Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. The 26″ bbl retains 93-95% fine restored blue with a couple spots of pitting and a brilliant shiny bore. The 22″ bbl retains 95-96% fine restored blue with brilliant shiny bore. Balance of metal retains virtually all of its orig nickel finish. Stock is sound and retains most of its very fine professionally restored finish. Case is completely sound showing soil & wear in compartments. Leather carrying handle is broken. 4-59596 JR47 (4,000-6,000)

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3038

RARE FRANK WESSON NO. 2 MID-RANGE TARGET & HUNTING RIFLE. SN 7. Cal. 44 (Appears to be 44-77 Sharps). Very rare Frank Wesson target rifle, according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, less than 100 and probably less than 75 were ever made. It has a 30-1/4″ oct bbl with wingage globe front sight, empty rear sight dovetail and with a tang sight that has a 4″ staff. Brass receiver, trigger guard & buttplate are nickel finish. Mounted with very highly figured, checkered American walnut with nickeled brass tipped rnd forearm secured with a sgl wedge and a straight stock with fine checkered steel buttplate. Heel of stock has screwholes and recesses for the tang sight to be used in Creedmore style. Top flat of bbl has 2-line maker’s name & address with patent date on top flat of receiver. Bbl also is drilled & tapped for scope bases. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 80-85% thin orig blue, turning brown over forearm area. Receiver & appended parts retain about 90% strong orig nickel and buttplate traces of orig nickel. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Lever latch is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with light fine pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59664 JR48 (4,000-7,000)

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3039

FRANK WESSON 2ND TYPE TWO-TRIGGER SPORTING RIFLE. SN 4948. Cal. appears to be 42 RF as a 44 RF Henry cartridge will not chamber and bore measures caliber 42. Fine early rifle with 28-1/4″ oct bbl, tiny globe front sight, fixed rear sight and tang sight with 3″ staff. It has blued steel frame & trigger guard and is mounted with nicely figured American walnut stock with straight grip & case hardened crescent buttplate. Retaining link is on left side of frame with manual extractor on right side of bbl. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. As new, appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. There is some slight flaking on trigger guard. Hammer case colors are brilliant and buttplace case colors are moderately faded. There are a few small nicks on stock with brilliant shiny bore. This certainly is one of the finest Frank Wesson two-trigger rifles extant. 4-59579 JR49 (3,500-5,000)

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3040

RARE SHERMAN ADJUSTABLE BUTTSTOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. Unknown – appears to be a short bottleneck 42 cal. CF cartridge. This exact rifle is well described and photographed on pg 190-193 of Gunmakers of Indiana, Lindert. As of the printing of this book in 1964, a copy of which accompanies this rifle, this was the only existing example of Abel Sherman’s Patented rifle. Mr. Sherman was located in Crown Point, Indiana 1868-1885. He was granted a patent for this rifle in 1876 and, according to the cited reference, very few Sherman guns are known. This rifle has a 32-3/8″ oct bbl on a tip-up action with a side lever latch. It has Sherman’s patent wingage adjustable globe front sight and a Kentucky rifle style rear sight with elevator along with a folding lollipop sight in top tang with two threaded positions. It has a square, boxy action with side hammer on a front action lock. Top tang is thick and jointed to affect the amount of drop from the adjustment screws built into grip. Receiver, breech end of bbl, trigger guard & lockplate, along with top tang are very nicely engraved in light foliate & floral patterns. Left side of bbl reinforcement is hand stamped “MANUFACTURED BY/ ABLE, SHERMAN, GUNMAKER,/ CROWN, POINT, LAKE, COUNTY,/ ,INDIANA,” and right side “ADJUSTABLE, GUN, STOCK,/ PATENTED, BY, ABEL, SHERMAN,/ AUG, 22NT, 1876”. Receiver & bbl joint very well made with heavy underbite that extends through bottom of frame. It has a small trigger guard with dainty dbl set triggers and a small finger rest attached to back of trigger guard. Bottom tang is hinged back of trigger guard and extends all the way to grip cap where adjusting screw knob is located. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with a hard rubber capped checkered forearm secured with a sgl wedge through German silver escutcheons. Buttstock has a long sloping grip with full checkering with adjusting split just behind raised panels, back of receiver. It has a straight comb with a nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains most of its orig brown finish with some light wear over stampings on sides if reinforcements. Receiver & all appended metal are a light gray patina with traces of orig case colors. Forearm has a tiny replaced sliver in each side, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate wear and retaining a dark hand-worn patina. Stock is sound showing moderate wear with light nicks & dings and retains most of its orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, , brilliant shiny bore. 4-59585 JR61 (5,000-10,000)

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3041

VERY RARE H.A. BUCK FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 45-70. Very rare rifle with only a few known. It has 31″ tapered, lightweight bbl with tiny globe front sight and a semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bore has Metford-style rifling. It has a Stevens-style lever actuated falling breech block with right hand extractor and Remington-style hammer that locks the breech when fired. Mounted with nicely figured, checkered American walnut with black insert schnable tipped, swamped forearm and rnd knob grip with horn insert pistol grip stock with checkered hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very beautifully engraved with intertwined deep foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background in Nimschke-style with a fine border pattern and a fleur-de-lis over the top with engraved screw heads. Left side of receiver has the company marking “H.A. BUCK / CHICOPEE. MASS. U.S.A.” with “1879” patent date. Weight: 6 lbs. 4.8 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue with some fine to moderate pitting over chamber area and top of receiver. Receiver retains traces of orig blue, being mostly a blue/gray patina. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59574 JR31 (3,000-5,000)

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3042

WESTLEY RICHARDS FARQUARSON ACTION SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE. SN 45118. Cal. 400 3-1/4″. Fine English sporting rifle with 28″ tapered rnd bbl with octagonal chamber area, pedestal mounted front sight with replaced blade and a 2-leaf platinum line express sight with standing leaf removed. Top of bbl is mounted with Buehler bases & rings containing a Kahles 1.5-4.5X scope. Left side of bbl has usual caliber & load markings with right side marked “MADE FOR THE ARMY & NAVY C.S. LD LONDON”. Mounted with very nicely figured checkered English walnut with tapered horn tipped forearm & capped pistol grip stock with cheekpiece & rubber pad. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig blue with a few minor nicks & scratches and a couple of cleaned spots. Receiver retains 30-40% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Lever retains 50-60% faded case colors, stronger in sheltered areas. Wood has a grain check on left side below cheekpiece, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with light pitting just in front of chamber. Crisp optics. 4-59692 JR56 (2,500-4,000)

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3043
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Please note: Gun is Swiss, not German.

FINE MARTINI ACTION GERMAN SEMI-SCHUTZEN RIFLE SN 2240. Cal. Appears to be 10.5 X 47R or 10.8 X 47 Martini. The cartridge appears to be one of the above as it is a short bottleneck rimmed cartridge. A simple chamber cast will readily determine exact caliber. This beautiful rifle has a 35-1/2” oct bbl with 20” of the front portion beautifully grooved on each flat. Front sight is a windgage blade dovetailed into an applied flat plate. Rear sight is also keyed for windage & elevation and graduated from 175 to 800 yards and mounts on the top of bbl dovetail. Martini action has a hexagonal ring around front and flat sides. It’s inlaid in silver on right side “RUD. ELMER” & “ST. GALLEN” on left side. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with a long, semi-schnable, checkered forearm secured with a sgl wedge through German silver escutcheons and a straight grip, slight perch belly stock with checkered wrist and deep cheekpiece with semi-schutzen buttplate. Top tang of buttplate is a long adjustable screw. It has a Schutzen style lever with finger rests and wide spaced Schutzen dbl set triggers. Bottom of bbl and tip of bottom tang have sling swivels containing a modern braided leather sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, retains about 98% orig plum/brown finish on bbl and about all of its lightly faded, very strong case colors on receiver. Lever & buttplate retain strong case colors but somewhat more faded. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and a couple of small bruises and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 8-87522 JR539 (3,500-4,500)

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3044

EMIL PACHMAYR CUSTOM SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 8 mm (Appears to be 8X46R). Beautiful Martini action custom rifle with 26-1/2″ oct bbl with full matted rib, ramp front caterpillar sight and Schutzen rifle style, fully adjustable rear sight. Built on an unmarked Martini action with finger rest lever and Schutzen-style dbl set triggers. There is a concealed peep sight built into tang. Mounted with nicely figured, full length, uncheckered French walnut forearm with stag forend tip & guides containing a brass & wood cleaning rod. There is a sling loop about mid-point. Stock appears to be American walnut, uncheckered with heavy Schutzen-style cheekpiece and straight comb with Greener thumb safety in wrist and a smooth steel buttplate with trap. Trigger guard is steel with carved horn finger rest and it has a sling loop on bottom. This appears to be a rifle made by Mr. Pachmayr and not finished. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine, as noted. Metal is in the white and appears to have never been finished. It has a few minor spots of surface discoloration. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm retaining a fine oil finish and buttstock a bright varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59584 JR45 (2,500-4,000)

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3045

WHITNEY PHOENIX BREECHLOADING SHOTGUN. SN 1438. 12 ga. 26-1/4” rnd bbl. Marked “PATENT MAY. 26. 74 PHOENIX. CAL 12” on top of the bbl. The bbl has been shortened. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with hints of blue. Wood has dents and scratches. Action is frozen. 8-76189 JL10 (200-300)

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3046

PEABODY SPORTING RIFLE. SN 62498. Cal. 50 CF, unable to identify. Standard sporting rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, German silver blade dovetail front sight and small ladder rear sight. It has usual markings on receiver and an “E” on breech block. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with long slim forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. It has dbl set triggers. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains in exposed areas being a mottled dark gray/brown patina with fine pitting over top of bbl and a few spots of rust on receiver with wrench marks around chamber area. Wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-59522 JR46 (1,000-1,500)

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3047

HOWARD THUNDERBOLT RIFLE. SN 745C. Cal. 44 Rimfire. Bbl length: 24-1/2”. Marked “MANUF’D. FOR-HOWARD-BROS.-BY-WHITNEY-ARMS-CO.-WHITNEYVILLE-CONN.” on the right side of the bbl. “C. HOWARD PATENTED.SEPT. 26 & OCT 10, 1865-OCT. 28 1862” on the left. Rear sight has a folding leaf but no slide. Dovetailed front sight is a solid block. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light rust, pitting, and signs of cleaning. Stock is dented and scratched but retains about 1/2 of the varnish. Mechanically good. 8-76195 JL9 (500-1,000)

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3048

REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 SPORTING & TARGET RIFLE. SN 6080. Cal. 38 2-1/4 (Rechambered from 38 1-3/4). Fine sporting rifle with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver blade Rocky Mtn. front sight and flat top adjustable rear sight. It has usual bbl & receiver markings. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered steel semi-schnable tipped forearm and checkered rnd knob pistol grip stock with orig, thick, checkered hard rubber buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: As noted, extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with a minor scratch or two. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant orig case colors with trigger guard & bottom tang turned dark. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor orange peel effect just in front of chamber. 4-59700 JR36 (4,000-7,000)

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3049

REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 SPORTING & TARGET RIFLE. SN I-9968. Cal. 32-40 B&M (Ballard & Marlin). Fine sporting/target rifle with 30-1/8″ oct bbl that appears to have been trimmed very slightly as it has a series of eight small lines radiating from the bore with eight dots in between, German silver blade Rocky Mtn. front sight and flat top sporting rear sight with a tang sight having a 3-1/4″ staff without vernier adjusting screw. Bbl & receiver have usual markings and it is fitted with dbl set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with uncheckered black insert, schnable tipped forearm & checkered rnd knob pistol grip stock with semi-crescent steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% thin orig blue with a few scattered spots of discoloration. Receiver retains about 40% faded orig case colors with balance having turned silver. There are a couple of small spots of pitting on top. There is a grain check at buttplate, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate wear and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Buttstock has a couple of small gouges with light handling & use scratches and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some slight orange peel effect just in front of chamber. 4-59689 JR37 (3,000-5,000)

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3050

REMINGTON NO. 3 HEPBURN LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 6825. Cal. 44 2-6/10. Fine sporting rifle with 33-1/2″ oct to rnd medium to heavy weight bbl, early Wingage globe front sight, no provisions for a rear sight and mounted with a vernier tang sight with 5-1/2″ staff. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with steel schnable tipped, uncheckered forearm and checkered rnd knob pistol grip stock with semi-crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains traces of orig blue with balance a dark, heavy patina. Receiver retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas with balance turned silver and areas turned to dark patina. Stock has a crack back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a gouge on right side of buttstock and light handling & use marks retaining most of its smooth oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a hint of orange peel pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59570 JR16 (3,000-4,500)

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3051

REMINGTON NO. 3 HEPBURN HIGH POWER SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 636. Cal. 38-55. Fine sporting rifle with 28″ heavy oct to rnd bbl, replacement front sight, missing rear sight with an extra hole in tang with all three holes plugged. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with straight grain, uncheckered, steel schnable tipped forearm and what appears to be a replacement checkered rnd knob stock with high square comb, cheekpiece and serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bbl & receiver have usual markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 80% strong orig blue, thinning toward muzzle with moderate rust over the octagon area and wrench marks over chamber area. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors with balance turned silver. A couple of screws are slightly battered. Forearm has a couple of hairlines and oil staining at receiver, otherwise wood is sound retaining most of its custom finish with light nicks & scratches and a series of light gouges on comb & cheekpiece. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59582 JR23 (1,000-1,500)

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3052

REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 MATCH RIFLE. SN 382. Cal. 40 2-1/2 (40-70 Sharps straight). Beautiful & scarce B-quality match rifle, one of less than 1,000 made in period 1883-1907 according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms. This rifle has a 30″ oct to rnd bbl with wingage spirit level globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 3-1/4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with hard rubber tipped checkered forearm and rnd knob pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% strong, bright orig factory blue with sharp edge wear and some minor flaking. Receiver retains most all of its strong orig case colors that are moderately faded, brighter in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig oil finish and most of its milky nickel finish on buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59544 JR35 (5,000-8,000)

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3053
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Please Note:This is a rather rare Remington Hepburn “Mid Range Creedmor”

SCARCE REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 SPORTING & TARGET RIFLE. SN 5714. Cal. 40 2-1/2 (40-50 Sharps straight). Beautiful sporting/target rifle with 30″ tapered rnd bbl, Wingage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 4-1/4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered steel schnable tipped forearm and checkered rnd knob pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. There are two holes on top of comb where someone apparently attached a sight for Creedmore style shooting. Bbl & receiver have usual markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-94% orig blue, slightly thinned about mid-point. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, slightly faded. Forend tip retains most of its brilliant orig case colors. Wood, as previously noted, retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59535 JR38 (4,000-7,000)

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3054

REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 MATCH RIFLE. SN 3290. Cal. 38 (Appears to be either 38-40 or 38-50 Remington-Hepburn). This is a B-quality Hepburn with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a tang sight with 3-1/4″ staff without vernier screw adjustment. Mounted with select grade checkered American walnut with checkered, nickel plated steel schnable tipped forearm and rnd knob pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms states that less than 1,000 of these rifles were produced in period 1883-1907. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few minor spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains 30-40% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Screws retain most of their orig blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59663 JR34 (4,000-7,000)

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3055

BEAUTIFUL & RARE ENGRAVED MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 1865. Cal. 22. Very few Maynards were ever engraved with only a few of those known today. According to Grant’s book “More Single Shot Rifles” “we have knowledge of less than 1/2 doz”. This rifle has 26″ oct to rnd bbl, ivory bead front sight with 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight, two folding, one standing and Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. Receiver is very tastefully engraved with very well executed foliate arabesque patterns and a fine border pattern with a zig-zag pattern over top. Mounted with a custom, highly figured French walnut stock with checkered pistol grip & cheekpiece and a nickeled brass Swiss buttplate with light engraving on tang. Forearm is the orig with coarse checkering and semi-Schnable tip. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% thinning orig blue with some chemical spotting on right side of chamber area. Receiver retains 70-75% orig case colors, strong on left side, flaked with chemical spotting on right side. Buttstock has a crack through wrist, otherwise wood is sound with forearm retaining most of its orig factory varnish and buttstock, with light handling & use marks, retains most of its custom varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, slightly frosty in front of chamber. 4-59575 JR106 (6,000-10,000)

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3056

RARE BALLARD NO. 15 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 1955. Cal. 22. Beautiful & rare Ballard with 26″ rnd bbl with Beach’s combination front sight, no provision for rear sight and a thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Made without forearm, it has a very nicely figured, checkered, pistol grip buttstock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Receiver has usual markings with “1882” date on right side and “1873” date on left side. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 92-93% strong, bright orig blue with some minor edge wear. Receiver retains about 70-75% orig case colors, somewhat faded, turned silver toward front end. Stock is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-59705 JR103 (6,000-10,000)

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3057

MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 TARGET RIFLE. SN 7796. Cal. 38 (Probably 38-50 Maynard). Beautiful No. 16 with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, Beech’s combination front sight, a slot blank in rear seat and Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured American walnut with tiny checkered schnable tipped forearm & pistol grip stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It has usual markings on sides of receiver with “1882” date on right side and “1873” on left side. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 80% glossy orig blue with a couple of cleaned areas and small spots of rust, thinning over forearm area. Receiver retains 25-30% dark case colors with balance turned silver. Forearm has a repaired chip and a hairline near tip, otherwise wood is sounds and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59704 JR101 (8,000-12,000)

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3058

FINE MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 22546. Cal. 35 (35-30 or 35-40). Fine target rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, ivory bead front sight, fixed rear sight & Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful center feather crotch cut American walnut with tiny checkered schnable tipped forearm & pistol grip stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Receiver has usual markings with “1882” date on right side and “1873” on left side. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains full coverage orig blue mixed with brown patina & very fine surface rust. Receiver retains 70-75% faded orig case colors with balance turned gray. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59644 JR108 (4,000-7,000)

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3059
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Very, very scarce, only few known with Pope barrels. Barrel has no Pope numbers on bottom.

RARE POPE-MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 TARGET RIFLE. SN 5729. Cal. 32 (Possibly 32-40 or 32-35). Fine target rifle with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, wingage globe front sight and Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight. Top of bbl has scope blocks containing a Unertl 6X small tube scope. Receiver has usual markings with “1882” date on right side and “1873” on left side. Bbl was sleeved by Mr. Pope and has his name stamped on top flat. Bore has left hand twist rifling. Mounted with a nicely figured replacement buttstock with checkered grip and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It has orig checkered schnable tipped forearm. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong custom blue and receiver most of its orig case colors, heavily faded, with strong colors in sheltered areas with thin colors on left side. Wood is sound with forearm retaining a dark custom finish and buttstock a light custom finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Crisp optics. 4-59645 JR102 (6,000-10,000)

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3060

MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 11241. Cal. 40-60 or 40-70. Fine target rifle with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, large globe front sight, no sight in rear seat and with Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight. Bbl is mounted with scope blocks which contain a Fecker small-tube target scope. Mounted with highly figured shell & feather grain American walnut with tiny checkered schnable-tipped forearm and pistol grip stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue, slightly thinned and turning plum over the forearm area. Receiver retains about 30% faded case colors, mostly on the left side. Right side has case hardening turned silver with the balance turned to light patina. Wood is sound with forearm showing moderate wear and retaining a dark patina. Stock retains most of a very old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Optics are crisp. 4-59543 JR105 (4,000-7,000)

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3061

MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 2873. Cal. 40-60 or 40-70. Fine target rifle with 30″ oct to rnd bbl with ivory bead combination front sight, a tiny 3-leaf express rear sight and Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. Mounted with nicely figured, checkered American walnut with tiny checkered, schnable tipped forearm and pistol grip stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a light gray patina, having been cleaned a long time ago. Receiver retains about 30% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Forearm has a repaired chip at left rear edge, otherwise wood is sound with forearm a dark patina showing moderate to heavy wear. Stock retains about 95% of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59532 JR104 (3,500-5,000)

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3062

MAYNARD NO. 16 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 158. Cal. 32 (Probably 32-55 Stevens Maynard). Early model 1882 with 24″ heavy rnd bbl, globe front sight, slot blank in rear seat and missing Maynard Patent tang sight. Mounted with exceptionally beautiful custom, checkered, burl walnut stock with serpentine grip & nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It has orig coarse checkered walnut forearm. Receiver has dates “1882” on right side and “1873” on left side with usual markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 60-70% orig blue, strong at breech end, thinning & turning brown elsewhere. Receiver retains 50-60% mottled case colors with a couple of battered screws. Stock has a repair or a separated lamination in grip cap, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate wear and retaining most of an old refinish. Buttstock with light nicks & scratches retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59515 JR107 (3,500-5,000)

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3065

RARE ENGRAVED SHARPS MODEL 1853 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 9551. Cal. 44. Beautiful sporting rifle with 26″ oct bbl, usual 3-line Hartford address with brass blade dovetailed front sight and delicate ladder rear sight. Top tang has a friction tang sight secured with 1 screw. It has double set triggers. Receiver, lockplate, hammer, lever, patchbox, and 2″ of bbl are beautifully engraved, with full-bodied elk in forest scene on left side panel and eagle on a rocky promontory on patchbox cover with the balance of the metal very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. This is either Sharps fine engraving or extra fine engraving. Receiver and lockplate have early type markings. SN is in the usual place on top tang, but is partially covered by the tang sight and was relocated into a panel to the left and rear of the loading recess in the receiver. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with uncheckered, round, pewter tip forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Only 61 to 68 of these rare rifles were made in the period July 1854 to December 1859. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains traces of orig brown in the most sheltered areas, stronger on forearm with the balance a dark patina with a few scattered spots of light rust. Receiver, lever, lockplate, hammer, and patchbox are a dark gray patina. Stock has a tiny sliver missing by bottom tang with a series of small gouges by the toe and patchbox, a gouge in the forearm and a chip missing from bottom of forearm, otherwise wood is sound and retains a smooth, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore with scattered pitting, primarily just in front of chamber. 4-59687 JR159 (12,500-17,500)

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3066

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE SN 155285. Cal. Appears to be 40-70 Sharps Bottleneck. Rare sporting rifle with 30” oct to rnd bbl, one of only 190 of these fine rifles produced with this bbl in period Jan. 1871-Sept. 1880. It has a globe front sight & Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight with standard Hartford marking and caliber on top flat. It also has a sporting tang sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with after-market checkered, standard 2-screw forearm with pewter nosecap & straight stock with smooth Sharps buttplate. Accompanied by a Sharps factory letter identifying this rifle as a mid-range No. 3 rifle invoiced on March 16, 1876, to Charles K. Ladd, Kewanee, IL. It is described as being a 40 caliber with 30” full oct bbl, sgl trigger, globe & peep sights with oil finished stocks. Although this rifle letters as a mid-range it has all the appearance & attributes of a sporting rifle with the half oct bbl instead of full oct bbl as detailed in letter. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except lockplate which is numbered “155610”. Bbl retains 60-70% orig blue mixed with medium patina. Receiver retains about 50% silvered case hardening with balance a smooth dark brown patina. Lockplate has faded case colors in sheltered areas with balance a dark smooth patina. Top tang has two extra holes which have partially obliterated serial number. Wood is sound with aftermarket checkering & retains about all of an amateur applied dark finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, somewhat eroded just in front of chamber. 4-32684(8,500-10,000)

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3067

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 158272. Cal. 40 (40-50 or 40-70 Sharps Bottleneck). Standard sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, replacement Marble’s No. 8 brass bead front sight, and Lawrence patent ladder rear sight. It has Bridgeport and caliber markings and double set triggers. Mounted with slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with very worn forearm and straight stock with musket/carbine buttplate. There is a sling swivel on bottom of stock. Accompanied by Sharps Rifle Company letter fully identifying this rifle as found. Letter indicates weight was 10-3/4lbs & was shipped on Dec. 11, 1876 to E. E. Eaton Gun & Sporting Goods Dealers of Chicago, IL. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains, having a cleaned and artificially aged bbl with some minor surface rust. Receiver is a gray metal color with some silvered casehardening. Stock has a crack back of top tang and hairline back of bottom tang with another hairline on left side of wrist, otherwise wood is sound with forearm extremely worn and splintered and bearing most of an old refinish. Stock shows heavy wear and mild abuse and is a dark patina. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. 4-32721 JR162 (6,500-7,500)

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3068

FINE MEACHAM CONVERSION SHARPS SINGLE SHOT RIFLE SN C49334. Cal. 45 2-7/8”. Heavy Sharps, 12 lbs. 13.44 oz., with 30” heavy oct bbl, altered German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight with Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. Top flat has the “OLD RELIABLE” and Bridgeport markings. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut with uncheckered, semi-schnable forearm & checkered straight stock with smooth Sharps buttplate and has dbl set triggers. E.C.Meacham of St. Louis altered many Sharps rifles and made many more from surplus parts he purchased after Sharps closed. This appears to be one of the assembled pieces. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Iron retains a smooth, even, dark blue/brown patina with light, very fine pitting. Receiver, lockplate & hammer have traces of case colors in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-32661 JR583 (5,500-8,500)

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3069

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 156793. Cal. 45 (Appears to be 45-100). Medium weight sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, orig front sight with German silver blade & Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. It has 1-line “BRIDGEPORT” marking in front of rear sight and “OLD RELIABLE” and caliber marking behind rear sight. Bottom flat, under forearm, has serial number and weight of “13 7/16″ lbs. There are also two small (++) marks. It has dbl set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with rnd forearm numbered to this rifle which is missing a very large sliver on right side. Buttstock has a straight grip with checkered steel buttplate. There is a sling stud dovetailed into bottom flat of bbl with a corresponding stud & loop in buttstock. Accompanied by a Sharps Record letter identifying this Rifle as a Model 1874 SPorting Rifle invoiced Sept. 30, 1876 to B. Kittredge & Co. Cincinnati, OH. The caliber is listed as a 45 2-7/8″ and it is listed with 30” oct bbl, dbl triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks, weighing 11lbs, 14oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good, forearm as noted. Metal retains an overall medium blue/brown patina with traces of case colors in receiver. Forearm, with its large missing sliver, also has a crack on left edge and is missing slivers near tip and shows very heavy wear. Buttstock has a few minor nicks & dings and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong worn bore with good shine. 4-59676 JR43 (4,000-7,000)

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3070

SHARPS MEACHAM CONVERSION SPORTING RIFLE. SN C41227. Cal. 45 2-1/10 (45-70). Fine sporting rifle converted from a carbine with 30″ medium weight oct bbl with “OLD RELIABLE” and “BRIDGEPORT” markings in front of rear sight and caliber at rear end. It has a German silver blade Rocky Mtn. front sight and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. Tang is mounted with a King fixed-post tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered semi-schnable forearm and checkered straight grip with smooth steel buttplate. It has dbl set triggers and sling bar screw hole in receiver is plugged and recess in stock is concealed in checkering. It has a sling swivel on bottom of buttstock. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains virtually all of a professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59675 JR42 (3,500-5,000)

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3071

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 157235. Cal. 40 (Appears to be 40-50 Bottleneck). Standard sporting rifle with 28″ medium weight oct bbl with orig front sight base and a copper replacement blade. It has Lawrence ladder rear sight, missing slide. Top flat has “OLD RELIABLE” and 1-line “BRIDGEPORT” markings in front of sight and the caliber marking to the rear. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. There is a small brass plaque on the comb and there is a small extra hole in stock back of top tang. It has dbl set triggers with adjusting screw missing. Set trigger does not function. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with metal being a dark brown patina. There is a series of heavy hammer marks over chamber area of bbl and on bottom right edge of receiver. Wood shows heavy use & wear with a few splinters missing from forend tip and a heavy gouge, otherwise wood is sound with a dark patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59681 JR41 (3,000-6,000)

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3072

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN C52996. Cal. 44-77. Fine Hartford Sharps with 30″ medium weight oct bbl with 2-line Hartford & caliber markings on top flat. Bottom of bbl under forearm has serial number “C53009”, which is lined out, and serial number “52996” is hand stamped in smaller letters, probably indicating a factory replacement bbl. It has orig German silver blade front sight and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight with a friction adjustable tang sight. It has dbl set triggers. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with pewter tipped rnd forearm & straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. Weight: 11 lbs. 11.84 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 50% thin blue with balance a light blue/brown patina. Receiver & lockplate retain traces of case colors with balance faded to silver & gray. Forearm has a crack at rear edge on bottom and shows heavy saddle bow wear and retains a hand worn patina. Stock is sound with nicks & dings and shows moderate to heavy wear with a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-59668 JR39 (5,000-8,000)

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3073

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN C54298. Cal. 40 (Appears to be 40-50 Sharps Bottleneck). Hartford sporting rifle with 28″ lightweight oct bbl, 1-line Hartford & caliber markings on top flat with German silver blade Rocky Mtn. front sight & Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with pewter tipped rnd forearm & straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Good. Overall retains a restored finish to both metal & wood with minor handling & use marks. Stock has a couple small chips and a hairline by lockplate, otherwise wood is sound. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-59690 JR40 (3,000-5,000)

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3074

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 154840. Cal. 44 (Appears to be 44-77). Hartford sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, missing front sight with Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight and missing tang sight. Top flat of bbl has 1-line Hartford address & caliber markings. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with pewter tipped rnd forearm and straight stock with smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with metal being mostly a dark brown patina with some silvered case hardening on receiver and lockplate. Forearm has several deep gouges in one small area, otherwise wood is sound with handling & use marks and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-59528 JR44 (2,000-3,000)

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3075

GEORGE SCHOYEN CUSTOM BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 33476. Cal. 32-40. Made by one of Denver’s finest rifle makers with 30″ heavy oct bbl, made without sights and with scope blocks on top flat. Top flat is marked “GEO. C. SCHOYEN DENVER, COLO.” It has dbl set triggers & a ring loop lever. Mounted with Mr. Schoyen’s custom highly figured American walnut with checkered schnable tipped forearm and perch belly Schutzen-style stock with deep cheekpiece and brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a thin brown patina and receiver a gray metal color with light fine pitting. Stock has a couple of hairlines in wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig custom finish with some minor crazing on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59680 JR113 (3,500-5,000)

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3076

DELUXE A.W. PETERSON CUSTOM BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 21372. Cal. 22. Built on a nickel finish No. 6 Schutzen rifle with 28″ medium to heavy weight rnd bbl, windgage globe front sight and thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff and an adjustable eyepiece. Receiver is factory engraved with the vignette of a grizzly bear on left side and a running buck deer on right side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and heart shaped borders. Mounted with extremely beautiful, highly figured American walnut with checkered forearm and horn schnable tip with checkered serpentine pistol grip stock with cheekpiece & nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate. All numbers are matching except bbl. Bbl is marked “A.W. PETERSON DENVER, COLO”. Bbl is most unusual in that the action was built for centerfire and bore is drilled off center to accommodate the rimfire cartridge. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its strong custom blue. Receiver, lever, hammer & breech block retain 85-90% strong orig nickel with most of flaking on lever and rear edge of receiver. Stock has one tiny hairline in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its beautiful orig oil finish. Hammer will not hold on safety, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59646 JR128 (5,000-8,000)

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3077

CUSTOM A.W. PETERSON-BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 9293. Cal. 32-40. Custom heavy offhand target rifle with 29″ heavy rnd bbl, made without sights and mounted with scope blocks containing a Lyman 10X Targetspot scope. Top of bbl is marked “A.W. PETERSON DENVER, COLO.” Built on a No. 6 offhand action that is factory engraved with vignette of a running buffalo on left side and running deer on right side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with heart-shaped borders. It has dbl set triggers and a full loop lever. Mounted with highly figured Circassian walnut, uncheckered with black insert schnable tipped heavy forearm and massive Schutzen buttstock with shallow cheekpiece and a heavy brass Schutzen buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine custom blue. Receiver is a cleaned gray metal color. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its orig custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor light erosion in front of chamber. 4-59551 JR115 (3,000-5,000)

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3078

RARE BALLARD NO. 6-1/2 OFF-HAND SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 28161. Cal. 35-55. Fine target rifle with 30″ Rigby style rnd bbl with raised panels over chamber area. It has Lyman No. 17-style globe front sight and a vernier tang sight with 3″ staff & adjustable aperture eyepiece. Top of bbl is drilled & tapped for scope blocks. Receiver is very nicely engraved with a resting doe deer vignette on left side and a running buck on right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with heart shaped borders. Raised panels at chamber end of bbl have light engraving and there is a small ring of border patterns at muzzle. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with checkered forearm with horn semi-schnable tip & checkered wrist with serpentine grip cap and cheekpiece with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It has dbl set triggers & large loop lever. All parts are matching numbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with one small area of flaking just in front of chamber. Receiver retains most of its subtle orig case colors, stronger in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its strong orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of pitting. 4-59655 JR133 (6,000-10,000)

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3079

RARE INSCRIBED BALLARD NO. 6-1/2 OFF-HAND SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 3907. Cal. 38-55. Rare target rifle with 30″ rnd bbl with Rigby ribs over chamber area, windgage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Receiver is nicely engraved with identical foliate arabesque patterns on sides. Mounted with highly figured French walnut with horn tipped semi-schnable checkered forearm and target stock with checkered serpentine grip and cheekpiece with brass Swiss buttplate. Center of buttplate is engraved in period lettering “JOE R. WESTON / NO. 79 BANK ST. / CIN. O.” PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. Forearm finish may be original. Stock has a couple of cracks in wrist. Receiver & lever have bright case colors with some very fine scattered pitting. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-59703 JR117 (3,500-5,000)

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3080

SCARCE BALLARD NO. 6-1/2 SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 21374. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful target rifle with 28” Rigby rnd bbl with globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and with a thick base vernier tang sight with 3” staff. It has dbl set triggers & large loop lever. Receiver is engraved with vignette of a running buck on left side & grizzly bear on right side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with tiny heart shaped border patterns. Ribs of Rigby bbl over chamber are also engraved and it has a small pattern around muzzle. Mounted with a very nicely figured, heavy Schutzen butt with Schutzen-style buttplate, neither of which are serial numbered but fit perfectly and evidently have been in place the life of rifle. Forearm is checkered with semi-Schnable horn tip and has two holes in bottom, apparently from a palm rest mount. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue. Rcvr retains traces of case colors in most sheltered areas w/ balance turned silver. Wood is sound w/some crazing and a few small bruises on buttstock and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-59514 JR135 (5,000-8,000)

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3081

J.M. PENROD CUSTOM BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 11252. Cal. 22 LR. Fine target rifle with 28″ heavy rnd bbl, made without sights and mounted with custom scope blocks containing a Lyman Targetspot scope. Receiver is factory engraved with vignette of a deer on left side and a bear & dog on right side. Surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and heart shaped border. Top tang has three holes. Mounted with highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with a heavy, black, insert Schnable tipped forearm that has a flat bottom rest similar to the Winchester High Wall target rifle in 30-06 caliber. It has full loop lever and brass Schutzen buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains virtually all of its custom blue and wood is sound and retains about all of its custom oil finish. Will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Optics are fine. 4-59546 JR125 (1,500-2,500)

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3082
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Very,very scarce. Only few known with Pope barrels, probably no more than 10-12.

CUSTOM POPE-BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 18125. Cal. 22. Fine Pope-built target rifle with 30″ medium weight oct bbl, globe front sight with no provision for a rear sight, with scope blocks on top flat and four holes to relocate scope blocks. This appears to be a No. 3 weight Winchester made bbl and forearm is from a Winchester single shot rifle. Top flat is marked “H.M. POPE HARTFORD, CONN” and bore has left hand twist rifling. Two of screwholes are through bbl marking. It has dbl set triggers with a custom extended lever with checkered walnut block filler and checkered tip. Mounted with very nicely figured shell grain Schutzen-style buttstock with checkered wrist & deep cheekpiece with Pope-style nickel plated brass Schutzen-style buttplate. Forearm as previously noted, is from a Winchester High Wall with black insert schnable tip custom contoured to Ballard action with coarse checkering. There is a brass palm rest stud through forearm, dovetailed into bottom flat. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% dull orig custom blue and receiver 35-40% faded case colors with balance turned silver with some brown on right side and front edge. Stock has a hairline in wrist and forearm missing a sliver from right side with a crack near top, otherwise wood is sound. Forearm retains about 50% varnish and buttstock with a series of fine scratches retains about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-59549 JR114 (4,000-7,000)

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3083

BALLARD NO. 8 UNION HILL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 19692. Cal. 32-40. Fine target rifle with 32″ heavyweight oct to rnd bbl from another rifle with different serial number on bottom. It has a Lyman 77 front sight, scope blocks on top flat and a thick base mid-range tang sight. Mounted with highly figured American walnut with checkered & carved forearm that doesn’t fit very well to new bbl and a heavy Schutzen-style buttstock with cheekpiece and long tang, nickeled brass Schutzen buttplate. It has dbl set triggers and a full loop lever. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: As noted, very good to fine. Bbl retains most of a fine professionally restored blue turning plum. Receiver has case colors turned silver that has had an application of cold blue. Stock has a couple of hairlines around wrist, otherwise wood is sound with forearm retaining 60-70% orig varnish and buttstock most of its orig varnish and buttplate most of its orig milky nickel. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a tiny amount of roughness in front of chamber. 4-59538 JR112 (3,000-5,000)

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3084

BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 22552. Cal. 38-55. Model undertermined, with 30″ oct to rnd medium weight bbl with windgage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight with a thick base tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm & pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Receiver has Marlin markings on left side and a full loop lever with sgl set trigger that has been welded solid. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue and receiver about 70% faded case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Stock has a hairline on left side of wrist and right side of toe, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor scuffing just in front of chamber that should clean. 4-59523 JR110 (2,500-4,000)

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3085

RARE BALLARD NO. 5 PACIFIC SPORTING/TARGET RIFLE. SN 15283. Cal. 38-50. Beautiful sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, windgage globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut, semi-schnable forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. It has dbl set triggers & ring loop lever. Bottom of bbl is mounted with two iron guides dovetailed into bottom flat which contains its orig hickory & brass ramrod.” PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with scattered spotting and a few small dings. Receiver is mottled silvered case colors with an area turned brown on right side. Stock has a couple of cracks & a chip in wrist and a grain check on let side, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig varnish with light handling & use marks. Buttstock & forearm are orig equipment replacements bearing different serial numbers. Buttstock & buttplate are number “10644” and forearm “27713”. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of pitting. 4-59525 JR132 (4,000-7,000)

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3086

RARE BALLARD NO. 5 PACIFIC SPORTING/TARGET RIFLE. SN 2745. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 3″ staff and friction windage adjustment. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with fine checkered, black insert, semi-schnable forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. It has dbl set triggers & ring loop lever. Bottom of bbl is mounted with two iron guides dovetailed into bottom flat which contains its orig hickory & brass ramrod. Top flat is drilled & tapped for scope blocks. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% orig blue, slightly thinned over forearm area. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. The set triggers are sluggish, probably a weak or broken front trigger spring, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59526 JR131 (6,000-10,000)

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3087

CUSTOM BALLARD SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 18879. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Light sporting rifle with 26″ oct bbl, replacement gold bead front sight and a folding rear sight with a Stevens or Frank Wesson-type tang sight. Top flat of bbl has scope blocks containing a Lyman 438-Field small tube scope with a large objective. Bottom of bbl has had two thimbles added and contain a hickory ramrod. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with a pewter tipped forearm with straight stock & crescent butt. It has serpentine lever. Buttstock has a 2-pc patchbox inletted into right side and the name “MORRISON” is scratched near right heel and “RUSSELL MORRISON” on left side. There are other letters near left wrist that are indecipherable. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl retains 60-70% plum brown patina with balance cleaned to bright metal. Receiver is cleaned to bright metal with spots of light surface rust and has initials “FK” stamped in two places. Stock has a couple of cracks in wrist and forearm a replaced sliver on left side with a crack nearly full length on bottom. Forearm has a smooth patina and buttstock retains about 75-80% orig varnish. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Optics are fine. 4-59701 JR124 (500-1,000)

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3088

BALLARD NO. 4 OR 4-1/2 PERFECTION OR MID-RANGE SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 941. Cal. 40 (Appears to be 40-50 or 40-70 Sharps Bottleneck). Early sporting/target rifle with 27-3/4″ bbl, apparently reduced from a longer length. It has early globe front sight and Winchester-style semi-buckhorn rear sight, obviously a later replacement, as there are marks on bbl from the longer Ballard sight. It has a thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It has sgl trigger & large loop lever. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered horn insert semi-schnable forearm and horn insert checkered serpentine grip stock with checkered steel buttplate reminiscent of Sharps buttplate. Forearm is unnumbered but all other parts are matching and forearm has evidently been in place the life of the rifle. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue with an area of chemical spotting about mid-point. Receiver retains 70-75% faded case colors, stronger on left side, turned silver on right side, bright in sheltered areas. Stock has a couple of cracks in wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-59583 JR136 (4,000-6,000)

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3089

BALLARD NO. 4 PERFECTION SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 16412. Cal. 40-63. Fine target/hunting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, Rocky Mtn. front sight & flat top rear sight. It has dbl set triggers & a ring lever. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue and receiver traces of case colors with balance a mottled silver patina of case colors having faded. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches & a small gouge on buttstock and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of light pitting. 4-59548 JR111 (2,000-3,000)

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3090

BALLARD NO. 4 PERFECTION SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 33199. Cal. 32-40. Fine target/sporting rifle with 30″ medium weight oct to rnd bbl, globe front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It has dbl set triggers and a ring lever. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with semi-schnable forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. Parts are all matching numbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains virtually all of a fine restored finish and receiver about 50% case colors turned silver with thin colors over top and on bottom. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of light pitting. 4-59530 JR127 (1,000-1,500)

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3091

SCARCE BALLARD NO. 6 SCHUTZEN OFF-HAND SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 5970. Cal. 38-55. Wonderful heavy target rifle with 30″ oct bbl, ivory bead combination front sight, no provision for rear sight and has a thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It has dbl set triggers and a ring lever with spur. Mounted with very highly figured Claro or French walnut with checkered horn tipped semi-schnable forearm and heavy target stock with checkered wrist & cheekpiece and a heavy nickeled brass Swiss buttplate numbered to this rifle. Receiver has usual Marlin markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with some areas turning plum and a spot or two of light rust. Receiver & lever retain 75-80% dull orig nickel with spotted light discoloration and buttplate retains virtually all of its orig nickel. Stock has a few cracks in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a bruise on forearm and minor handling & use marks and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness just in front of chamber. 4-59682 JR118 (4,000-7,000)

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3092

SCARCE BALLARD NO. 9 UNION HILL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 28106. Cal. 32-40. Appears to be this model with 30″ oct to rnd bbl, globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and with a thick base vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It has plain receiver with sgl trigger & full loop lever. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered American walnut with semi-schnable forearm & serpentine pistol grip stock with cheekpiece & nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. All parts are matching numbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver retains most of its orig faded case colors. Stock has a crack in wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its strong orig factory finish with light handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with very slight roughness just in front of chamber. 4-59581 JR134 (4,000-6,000)

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3093

RARE RIGBY MARKED BALLARD NO. 3 GALLERY MODEL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 32628. Cal. 22 Long. Fine lightweight little rifle with 26″ tapered oct bbl, Beach’s ivory bead combination front sight, a slot blank in rear seat and a thick base tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with a very fancy hard rubber buttplate missing its teat. Top flat over chamber area of bbl is engraved “JOHN RIGBY & CO DUBLIN & LONDON”. All parts are matching numbered except buttplate which is unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright orig blue with a few scattered spots of light surface etching. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded, but still bright on right side and turning gray on left side with brilliant colors in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains virtually all of its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-59550 JR122 (4,000-6,000)

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3094

CUSTOM ASSEMBLED BALLARD STEVENS SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 24884. Cal. 22. Fine light target rifle with Stevens 24″ oct bbl numbered to this rifle. Bbl made without sights and has a 26″ Malcolm scope in orig target mounts. It has dbl set triggers and a ring loop lever. Receiver, lever & buttplate appear to have been nickel plated and receiver has usual Marlin markings. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. An unusual rifle that should be investigated further as regards the Stevens bbl. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & scope retain most of their orig factory finish with some slight thinning in one small area on scope. Receiver, lever & buttplate retain traces of nickel finish with balance a gray metal color. Stock has a couple of cracks in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with forearm retaining traces of orig finish, showing heavy wear with an oil stained finish. Buttstock has a couple small gouges & scrapes and retains 75-80% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-596594-59660 JR116 (1,500-2,500)

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3095

BALLARD NO. 2 SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE. SN 29482. Cal. 32 RF/CF. Fine light sporting rifle with 28″ light oct bbl, half nickel front sight and altered semi-buckhorn rear sight with a 30″ Stevens tube scope No. 161. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with semi-schnable forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. It has usual Marlin markings on left side of receiver. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue and scope about 75-80% orig blue with a few very small spots of fine rust. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with balance turned silver with some turning to brown. Stock has a crack in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish and buttstock about 95% orig varnish with light handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, dark in grooves. Optics are fine. 4-59591 JR119 (2,500-3,500)

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3096

BALLARD NO. 4 PERFECTION SINGLE SHOT TARGET/SPORTING RIFLE. SN 7331. Cal. 38-50. Light sporting/target rifle with 28″ oct bbl, Stevens dual front sight, altered open rear sight with a Stevens buggy rifle ladder peep sight in a third dovetail over chamber area. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with black insert schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. All parts are matching numbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a mottled blue/brown patina with scattered spots of fine surface rust. Receiver is silvered case colors mixed with light patina. Stock has a hairline in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, mostly in varnish and overall retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few small spots of pitting. 4-59517 JR121 (1,500-2,500)

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3097

BALLARD NO. 2 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 16329. Cal. 32 RF/CF. Light sporting rifle with 28″ oct bbl, Rocky Mtn. front sight and a replacement King full buckhorn rear sight, missing elevator. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with semi-schnable forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. All numbers are matching. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its strong orig blue with some very fine surface rust. Receiver retains 30-40% very faded orig case colors with balance turned silver and a cleaned spot on each side of wrist. Stock has crack in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a light scrape on buttstock and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some roughness just in front of chamber. 4-59531 JR130 (1,000-2,000)

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3098

CUSTOM BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 31534. Cal. 22. Beautiful rifle with 30-1/4″ heavy rnd bbl made without sights, mounted with target bases containing a Fecker 10X target scope. Receiver is engraved in No. 6 patterns consisting of vignette of a running deer on left side and a standing bear on right side surrounded by well-executed foliate arabesque patterns and a heart-shaped border. Mounted with a heavy Schutzen butt of highly figured Claro walnut and an extended checkered beavertail forearm. Lever has an added wood panel that serves as a grip & finger rest. It has a custom hammer & adjustable trigger with hammer having been altered to cock automatically on closing, like a Winchester Model 1885 single shot. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong custom blue and receiver most of its orig case colors fading to silver. Wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Crisp optics. 4-59578 JR109 (2,000-3,000)

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3099

BALLARD NO. 4 PERFECTION RIFLE. SN 2947. Cal. 32 RF/CF. Light sporting rifle with 26″ oct bbl, Rocky Mtn. front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Stevens-type tang sight missing its tension spring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert semi-schnable forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. All numbers are matching. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Metal retains a smooth even dark brown patina with traces of case colors on trigger plate. Stock has a crack & couple of hairlines in wrist with repaired crack in forearm with forearm retaining 30-40% orig varnish & buttstock 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-59534 JR129 (750-1,250)

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3100

BALLARD DELUXE NO. 2 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 11820. Cal. 32 RF/CF. Light sporting rifle with 28″ oct bbl, Rocky Mtn. front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured checkered American walnut with black insert semi-schnable tipped forearm and checkered straight stock with crescent buttplate. All parts are matching numbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains about all of an old refinish. Stock has a hairline in wrist and a few grain checks in body, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-59685 JR120 (2,000-3,000)

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3101

CUSTOM BALLARD SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 22819. Cal. 22. Built on a No. 3F action with 26″ oct bbl, slot blanks in both dovetails with scope blocks containing a Lyman 5A scope with extra fine crosshairs & dot. Mounted with custom, uncheckered, highly figured American walnut with large rnd forearm and pistol grip stock with cheekpiece and a checkered steel buttplate. It has large loop lever and sling studs. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its custom finish to both metal & wood with bright case colors on receiver. Stock has a hairline in wrist, otherwise wood is sound. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore, crisp optics. 4-59661 JR126 (500-1,000)

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3102

A.W. PETERSON CUSTOM BALLARD RIFLE. SN 12671. Cal. 22. Fine custom rifle by one of Denver’s finest rifle makers. It has a 27″ medium weight oct bbl with Lyman ivory bead front sight, no provision for a rear sight and no tang sight. Top flat has scope blocks containing a Fecker small tube scope. Top flat of bbl is marked “A.W. PETERSON DENVER, COLO”. Mounted with replacement stock & forearm, which are numbered to other rifles. Wood is uncheckered with schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. Forearm attaching hole has been relocate and buttplate is shimmed under tang. Top tang of receiver has a third hole. Left side of receiver has usual Marlin markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: : As noted, fine. Bbl retains about all of its fine custom finish and receiver most of its slightly faded case colors, thinner on right side. Buttstock has a few hairlines in wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Optics are fine. 4-59667 JR123 (1,000-1,500)

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3103

EXTREMELY RARE BALLARD STYLE CUSTOM SINGLE SHOT RIFLE WITH A DWIGHT-CHAPIN ACTION SN NSN. Cal. 44 RF. Very rare single shot, probably by L.H. Northrup, using one of the Dwight-Chapin Ballard actions produced in about the 1860’s. It has a 28” tapered oct bbl with globe front sight and an 800 yard Henry style ladder rear sight as found on Joslyn Model 1855 carbines. Receiver is similar to the early Ballard but with a faceted top having three flats of an octagonal shape and manual spring loaded extractor on bottom of bbl in a slot in forearm. Breech block is split like the early Ballards with provision for both rimfire and percussion ignition. The hammer has a long sweeping spur with medium checkering. Receiver is completely unmarked and has a serpentine lever with a hole in the tail which fits over a stud on bottom tang. Mounted with very highly figured, center feather crotch, uncheckered American walnut with small rnd forearm and brass forearm cap with a ball & spearpoint finial. Stock has a straight wrist with slight perch belly and a brass crescent buttplate. Right side of stock has two small nail holes with outline where a small rectangular plate was attached. Accompanied by a copy of pp. 37 & 38 of Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle, Dutcher, which provides some of the above information. Apparently there are a number of military type rifles & carbines with Dwight-Chapin actions known but very, very few custom rifles are known. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & receiver retain about 85-90% orig blue turning plum with some thinning on right side of receiver. Stock has a grain check diagonally across wrist and there is a hairline in forearm, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Brass has a medium coffee colored patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-32667 607 (4,000-7,000)

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3103A

SCARCE MALCOLM TARGET SCOPE. Fine 34″ scope with 3/4″ tube and orig target mounts with windage adjustment in front and elevation in rear. It has usual “Malcolm” and “Syracuse, New York” markings and it has its orig rear dust cover, front missing. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Tube retains about 90% strong plum brown patina with cleaned spot about midpoint. Crosshairs are intact. Optics are fine. 4-59715 JR156 (1,500-2,500)

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3104

VERY RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 53203. Cal. 50-95. Very beautiful special order rifle in an unusual caliber with 30” No. 3 weight oct bbl made without sight dovetails. It is now mounted with a 35” Malcolm scope in orig target mounts with rare, original dust covers. Also mounted with extremely beautiful, uncheckered, 3X center crotch cut, flame grain American walnut with black insert Schnable tipped forearm & black insert serpentine grip stock with crescent buttplate. It has sgl set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as found except for scope. It was shipped 2 June 1892 to Order No. 23935. The uncheckered deluxe wood as found on this rifle is a most rare feature along with the bbl without dovetails. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong bright orig blue and receiver most of its brilliant orig case colors with a spot of brown discoloration on right side and some very fine light surface rust. Wood is sound with a few very minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Set trigger is not functioning, may only need adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Optics appear to be fine but no crosshair. 4-59647 JR83 (7,500-12,500)

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3105

*UNUSUAL WINCHESTER 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 130069. Cal. 32-40. Heavy #4 weight 30″ oct bbl equipped with Win-gauge spirit level front sight, slot blank in rear seat with a midrange Vernier tang sight with 3″ staff also topped with Winchester A-5 scope. Fancy, uncheckered American walnut with pistol grip, cheek piece and Swiss buttplate with long prongs. It also has Schutzen dbl set triggers with spur lever. Forend is factory fitted with palm rest. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and receiver retain 92-95% original bluing with slight wear on sharp corners of oct and a very slight bit of flaking on both left and right side of receiver. Bolt and lever exhibit most of their bright case coloring. Buttplate is a combination blend of blue, silver and brass coloring. Wood is sound and in great condition with two scratches on right side of stock and still retains 95-98% of its original factory finish. Mechanics are crisp and bore is strong with only a couple of light pits, just forward of chamber. 4-59923 BT69 (9,000-15,000)

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3106

*GEORGE SCHOYEN DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. SN 94355. Cal. Appears to be 38-55. Fine target rifle with the famous Denver maker’s 28”, about No. 3 weight rnd bbl with a slot blank in front seat and no provision for a rear sight. Top of bbl is mounted with scope blocks which contain a Fecker target scope with crosshair & dot. It has Schutzen dbl set triggers and a custom extended lever. Left side of lower tang, under wood, has assembly number “16036” and “XX” which assembly number is also found on butt of stock under buttplate. Buttplate & forearm are not numbered. Mounted with beautifully figured 2X checkered buttstock with capped pistol grip and has a nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate. Forearm is orig Winchester equipment but for an oct bbl with black insert Schnable tip. It has a factory mushroom palm rest. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about all of its orig custom finish and receiver about 90% orig factory blue. Stock has a crack back of top tang and retains most of its orig factory piano varnish finish with minor nicks & scratches. Forearm is uncheckered and retains most of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope has some minor pitting on eyepiece, otherwise retains about all of its orig factory blue. Crisp optics. 4-59683 JR71 (4,000-7,000)

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3107

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 DELUXE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE SN 40464. Cal. 38-55. Octagon 30″ stamped #2 weight bbl. Lyman ivory bead front sight, no provision for bbl rear sight and mid range tang mounted peep sight. Mounted with “XXX”, fancy walnut, checkered pistol grip, cheek piece and swiss style buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet listing this rifle to have half octagon 30″ #3 weight bbl and a wind gauge sight. The rest of the specs seems to be in line with the current configuration of the rifle. The fact sheet indicates rifle being shipped to warehouse Aug 2, 1890 and shipped from warehouse, Aug 4, 1990 with a repair and return April 7, 1896. Lower tang inside the wood carries assembly #3131 with “XXX”, and the letters “SBC”. The top tang channel of the stock and underside of buttplate also carry the assembly #3131. CONDITION: Fine. The octagon bbl retains 80-85% orig blue with numerous light storage marks and wear on the sharp edges of the octagon. There is about a 1/2″ patina colored spot that is about and 1-1/2″ from receiver. Receiver has 85-90% strong visible case colors that contain a lot of silver areas on left side but lots of dark blues and straws on right. The lever, hammer and bolt all carry considerable amount of case colors. The stocks are sound, with a few of the usual nicks and dings and a couple of grain checks on the right side of stock. The finish appears to be of the fine Winchester piano finish. Buttplate is a pleasing mustard patina color. Forend is in excellent shape with only a few minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, bore is good with just some light scattered pitting. 4-33603 BT58 (8,000-12,000)

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3108

*ASSEMBLED DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 113156. Cal. 32-40. Fine target rifle with 30” No. 4 weight oct bbl, globe front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has usual markings without the “WP” proof while receiver has the proof indicating that this is probably a replacement bbl. Bottom flat, under spring, has “VP” proof & caliber with other small proof marks. It has Schutzen dbl set triggers and spur lever. Mounted with an uncheckered, black insert, Schnable tipped forearm and a deluxe checkered, about 3X, center crotch cut, flame grain Schutzen buttstock with heavy Schutzen cheekpiece and blued steel Schutzen buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under wood, has assembly number “516 U.S.”, which number does not appear in buttstock or forearm. Buttstock, under buttplate, is numbered “4244” and buttplate is unnumbered. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue. Receiver, lever & wood retain about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate retains about 75% orig blue with flaked areas a light patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59662 JR70 (5,000-8,000)

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3109

DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 81308. Cal. 38-55. Fine Schutzen rifle with 30″ No. 3 weight oct bbl, wingage globe front sight, a spirit level in rear seat and a vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It has Schutzen dbl set triggers and a Fleur-de-lis Helm style lever. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered black insert schnable tipped forearm with a factory tuning fork palm rest that may have been added and a checkered straight grip Schutzen buttstock with deep cheekpiece and blued steel Schutzen buttplate. Buttstock may be an old replacement as there are no assembly numbers on lower tang, nor in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate is numbered “10700”. Accompianed by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this rifle in Cal 25-20 with 28″ #4 wgt oct bbl, Schutzen set triggers, fancy checkered stock, no rear seat and Swiss buttplate. It indicates shipment 30 Mar 1898. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: As noted above – fine. Bbl retains 95-96% orig blue. Receiver retains 30-40% case colors with brilliant spots in very sheltered areas. Wood, as noted, is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Hammer does not cock on closing. Otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor orange peel in front of chamber. 4-59688 JR67 (3,000-4,500)

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3110

SCARCE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SPORTING/TARGET RIFLE. SN 70593. Cal. 32WCF(32-20). Fine sporting rifle with 30″ #4 weight oct bbl with globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Bbl has a “WP” proof mark signifying return to factory sometime after 1905. It appears that rifle was made in1894 or 1895. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with black insert schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with brass Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this rifle with 30″ #3 oct bbl in Cal. 32-40 with plain trigger shipped 12 Mar 1901, returned and repaired 19 July 1901. PROVENANCE: Glen Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains 95% strong, bright orig blue and receiver 93-95% strong orig blue. Lever has faded case colors in the web, turned silver on outside face. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks & scratches and a scrape on forearm and retains ,most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59516 JR63 (2,500-4,000)

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3111

*WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 103475. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade high wall with 28” oct to rnd bbl mounted with a 30-1/2” Malcolm scope in early micrometer target mounts. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert Schnabled tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this rifle in Cal. 32-40 with 28″ # 3 wgt oct rnd bbl, plain trigger, fancy stock with no sight slots. Shipped 15 Nov 1906. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, slightly thinned & dull over forearm area. Receiver retains about 85% orig blue, strong & bright on sides. Stock has a hairline on left side of wrist, otherwise wood is sound with some slight oil staining around receiver, with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness just in front of chamber. Optics are fine, broken crosshair. 4-59652 JR84 (5,000-8,000)

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3112

DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. SN 53898. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Beautiful target rifle with 25” No. 3 weight oct to rnd bbl, Lyman front sight with screw, no provision for a rear sight and a short range vernier tang sight with 3” staff. It has sgl set trigger. Assembly number “639” and “XXX” are on the left side of lower tang under wood which assembly number also appears in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with 3X center crotch cut flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered, black insert, Schnable tip forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with deep cheekpiece and nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Forearms Fact Sheet identifying this rifle as found but with 32″ # 3 wgt oct rnd bbl. PROVENANCE: John Amber Collection Lot#672, Bourne Auction Nov 1986. Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl probably cut to its present length. Retains about 90% dull orig blue with a few small chemical spots. Receiver retains generous amounts of orig case colors, mostly faded but stronger on right side. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks with some dark staining to forearm and a varnish scrape on right side of buttstock. Forearm retains about 80% orig piano varnish finish and buttstock about 90%. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59699 JR69 (4,000-7,000)

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3113

FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. SN 48702. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful rifle with 28″ No. 2 weight oct to rnd bbl mounted with a 32-1/2″ Malcolm scope in orig target bases with a slot blank in rear seat. Rear scope mount is slightly loose in dovetail. It appears that it never had a rear sight mounted, neither does it appear that it ever had a tang sight mounted. It has standard operating lever with sgl-set trigger and is mounted with about 3X American walnut with “H” style checkered, black insert, schnable tipped forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with deep cheekpiece and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue, strong & dark on oct section, thinning on rnd section. Scope retains about 80% thin orig blue. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. There is a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling marks & scratches & retains most of its piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with some light scuffing in grooves just in front of chamber. Optics are fine, in need of cleaning. 4-59656 JR64 (6,000-10,000)

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3114

NIEDNER DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 33082. Cal. 32 (appears to be 32-20). Beautiful deluxe high wall with Niedner marked 30″ rnd bbl, about No. 3 weight, with globe front sight, a blank in rear seat and a short vernier tang sight with 3″ staff that has an extra threaded hole in bottom. Tang sight base also has an extra hole in center. Mounted with very highly figured, about 3X, center crotch cut, flame grain American walnut with checkered black insert schnable tipped forearm and checkered black insert serpentine grip buttstock with crescent steel buttplate. Bbl is marked on left side “NIEDNER RIFLE CORP, DOWAGIAC, MICH”. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong dark blue with three or four small scratches over chamber area. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded with brilliant spots in sheltered areas and on right side. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks with a small bruise on forearm and retains virtually all of its beautiful piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59694 JR68 (3,500-5,000)

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3115

BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED A.O. NIEDNER CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. SN 81141. Cal. 22 Baby Niedner BHP (Uses 218 Bee case). Special target rifle by one of the world’s most famous target rifle makers, A.O. Niedner of Dowagiac, Michigan, and bbl is so marked. It has a 28” tapered medium weight rnd bbl without sights and mounted with scope blocks containing a Lyman 8X Junior Targetspot scope. Receiver is very nicely custom engraved with a standing bear vignette on left side and a standing doe deer on right side with both panels surrounded by full coverage foliate pattern engraving with shaded background. Left side of upper & lower tangs, under wood, are stamped “J.P.P.” It has Schutzen dbl set triggers with standard lever. Mounted with a custom light Schutzen-style stock made from about 3X center crotch cut, flame grain American walnut with checkered wrist that has raised checkered side panels and a very high thin cheekpiece with a brass Schutzen buttplate. Forearm is orig Winchester equipment with black insert Schnable tip that has been custom checkered. Accompanied by a pair of custom hand dies and two partial boxes of 22 cal Niedner bullets, and with several handwritten recipes. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its fine custom blue with minor sharp edge wear. Stock has a chip missing at receiver and a crack back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Crisp optics. 4-59686 JR72 (4,000-7,000)

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3116

*DELUXE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET SPORTING RIFLE. SN 100367. Cal. 30 US (30-40). Fine late high wall with 25-1/2” No. 3 weight rnd bbl with gold bead Marbles front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with scope blocks containing a Lyman 8X Targetspot scope. Mounted with about 2X checkered American walnut with black insert Schnable tipped forearm & pistol grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. It has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under wood, has assembly number “21262CF” which number is not found on buttstock or buttplate PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, apparently reduced to current length, retains 85-90% dull orig blue. There is a plugged hole just forward of front scope block. Receiver retains 30-40% thin orig blue with balance a silver brown patina. Stock has a hairline back of top tang and a grain check back of grip cap, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing heavy wear and a dark hand worn patina. Buttstock has numerous nicks & dings and a couple small gouges and retains about 95% piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, sharp strong bore, dark in grooves. Scope retains about 95% orig blue with good optics and a broken crosshair. 4-59684 JR74 (2,000-3,500)

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3117

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 69803. Cal. 38-55. Fine std gr high wall with 30″ No. 3 weight oct to rnd bbl, ivory bead Marbles front sight, semi-buck-horn rear sight and a short range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. It has a sgl set trigger and is mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Bottom of the bbl has “VP” in a circle indicating a possible replaced bbl. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this rifle in Cal. 25-20 with half oct 30″#3 wt bbl, with set trigger, mid range velocity & wind gauge sights with Swiss buttplate as having been shipped 3 May 1895. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% strong dark orig blue with an area of rust just above the oct area, probably an old handprint. Blue is strong & bright above & below this area. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded, stronger on right side with brilliant spots in very sheltered areas. There are some scattered spots of light fine pitting. Wood is sound with very minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Buttplate retains 90% orig nickel. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59673 JR66 (2,500-4,000)

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3118

*B.W. DARR CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. SN 85185. Cal. Appears to be 32-40. Fine target rifle with 30” about No. 4 weight oct to rnd bbl, made without sights and mounted with scope blocks containing a Litschert 20X Spot-Shot scope with adjustable objective. It has a Lyman locking tang sight. Mounted with straight grain, slab sawed, uncheckered straight grip stock with brass Swiss buttplate. Forearm is very highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with Schnable tip and is mounted with a mushroom shaped palm rest with nickeled fittings. It has close-coupled dbl set triggers with standard lever. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains about all of its fine custom finish. Forearm has a repaired crack, otherwise wood is sound with a minor storage & handling nick or two and retains about all of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Optics are fine. 4-59590 JR75 (1,500-2,500)

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3119

WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 46800. Cal. 32-20. Standard grade rifle with 28″ #1 oct bbl, blue blade Rocky Mountain front sight with platinum line insert and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted in nicely figured uncheckered American walnut, forend has ebony inlayed schnable forend tip, straight hand stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 85% bright blue with light to moderate scattered pitting. Pitting is most predominant near the muzzle and near two small blood spots on the bbl. Receiver retains 85% case colors fading to silver with areas of vivid color showing through, the balance turning to silvery patina with light scattered pitting. Case colors on lever are fading and turning to silver patina with light to moderate pitting. Buttplate is a mottled gray brown patina with pitting at the contact points. There are two small cracks originating from both sides at the toe of the stock. Wood is otherwise sound retaining most of its original aging varnish with only light scattered handling marks and shallow dings throughout. Mechanics are fine. Bore is good with moderate pitting throughout. 4-32595 WD46 (1,500-2,500)

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3120

*WINCHESTER HIGH POWER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 88811. Cal. 30 US(30-40). Standard high wall with 26″ No. 3 weight rnd bbl, Beech’s combination front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with black insert schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 80-85% thin orig blue, strong over forearm area & around muzzle. Receiver retains 60-70% thin orig blue. There is a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm retaining a fine, hand worn patina and buttstock 65-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some frosting in grooves. 4-59670 JR65 (1,250-1,750)

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3121

EXTRA HEAVY CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH-WALL SINGLE SHOT BENCH REST TARGET RIFLE. SN 136. Cal. 38-55. Built on this extremely early High-wall action, probably by George Schoyn or A. W. Peterson, it has 30″ oct bbl with false muzzle that is 1-3/8″ across the flats. Top flat has an empty dovetail near muzzle and threaded hole over chamber area, probably from an old long tube scope. Bottom flat near muzzle has 4″ wide x 1″ flat rest for bench shooting. It has single set trigger and standard lever. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with highly figured schnable tip forearm reminiscent of Schoyn’s and Peterson’s style. Stock is orig Winchester with straight grip and crescent buttplate with small pin inserted in heel. Accompanied by Malcolm-type rear scope mount with windage and elevation adjustments. Weight: 17 lbs., 9.6 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 97-98% strong orig custom blue and receiver most of its orig factory case colors with light to moderate fading. Wood is sound with minor handling and use marks and small gouge on wrist in comb with forearm retaining most of its orig custom finish and buttstock most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore. 4-59576 JR161 (2,500-3,000)

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3122

*WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 120653. Cal. 25-35. Fine target rifle in an unusual caliber with 30” with No. 3 weight rnd bbl with slot blanks in front & rear seats and scope blocks containing a Lyman 12X Super Targetspot scope. This rifle appears to have been one of the later ones assembled from parts and appears to have the date “35” on bottom of bbl under spring. It has Schutzen dbl set triggers and standard lever with a Lyman windage adjustable tang sight. Mounted with custom wood with an extended large forearm that has a sling loop with corresponding loop in custom buttstock. It has a with checkered wrist & small cheekpiece with Sharps-style checkered steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong bright orig blue and receiver about 90% bright orig blue with flaked areas a light patina and a series of small rough spots on right side. Stock has a couple of grain checks in cheekpiece and several on right side, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope retains most of its orig blue, crisp optics, missing dust caps. 4-59669 JR73 (1,500-3,000)

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3123

*C.C. JOHNSON CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 100064. Cal. 218 Bee. Fine custom rifle with 26” about No. 2 weight tapered rnd bbl, made without sights and with scope blocks containing a Unertl 12X scope with adjustable objective, missing dust covers. It has sgl set trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered custom wood with wide, long beavertail forearm and Schutzen-style buttstock with sling loops and an old Herter’s pad. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: : Fine to very fine. Barrel retains about 95% strong orig custom blue and receiver about 85% refinish turning plum. Stock has a minor chip at receiver; otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Does not cock on closing, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, good optics. 4-59587 JR76 (1,500-2,500)

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3124

*WINCHESTER HIGH WALL WINDER MUSKET. SN 117878. Cal. 22 LR. Standard winder musket with 28″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted replacement globe front sight and Krag-style ladder rear sight. It also has a Lyman locking tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with grasping groove full length forearm stamped “EGM” on left side. It has straight stock with carbine/musket smooth buttplate and sling loops. PROVENANCE: John Amber Collection, Bourne Auction Lot #726, Nov 1986. Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 95-97% strong bright orig blue under a coating of dried old oil with most of loss being from flaking on right side. Bottom tang retains about 50% orig. blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59564 JR62 (1,500-2,500)

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3125

RARE ALLEN & WHEELOCK MASSIVE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Rare slug gun with 33-3/4″ oct to rnd bbl with decorative turning at transition. Missing front sight and lollipop tang sight. It has holes in bottom of bbl for detachable rests. It has a back action lock with decorative engraved hammer with dolphin’s head and horse head. It also has decorative breech plug with nipple seal and long top tang with threaded hole for lollipop sight. It has serpentine trigger guard with spur finger rest and is mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by its orig false muzzle, sight block missing. Weight: 21 lbs., 1.92 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a smooth, even blue/brown patina. Tang is a silver/gray patina, and lockplate retains about 70% blue. Stock has relieved area above the lock, probably where a broken hammer spring had cracked the wood, otherwise it is sound and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Very bright, shiny bore. 4-59558 JR168 (2,000-3,000)

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3126

RARE SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR SPORTING RIFLE. SN 24476. Cal. 45-70. This beautiful sporting rifle has a 30″ oct bbl with German silver blade Rocky Mtn. front sight and a heavy J.P. Lower-style Sharps buckhorn rear sight. Top flat is marked “45 CAL. 70 GR.” Breech block has the std “1873” markings and lockplate of later markings with only “U.S. SPRINGFIELD” and “EAGLE”. Trigger guard is 2-pc and it has a std “1873” buttplate that has been altered with a Winchester-style sliding brass trapdoor. Buttplate tang is stamped “US”. Mounted in a 1-pc straight grain walnut half-stock with black insert schnable tipped forestock with checkered panels and a checkered straight grip. Bottom of stock is drilled for sling swivels and left side is crudely carved with initials “HK”. These rifles were made by the Springfield Arsenal and sold to military officers and special civilians. A few were altered from military rifles & carbines by various western makers. This one is likely an arsenal alteration as the serial number is also stamped on bottom flat of bbl under forestock. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 92-93% strong dark orig blue with a few scattered spots of fine pitting and a few dings scattered about. Receiver, breech block, lockplate & hammer retain most of their orig case colors with breech block fading to silver while lockplate colors are brilliant. Stock is sound with a couple of gouges & bruises on left side showing moderate wear and retaining most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59666 JR60 (3,000-5,000)

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3127

SPENCER FACTORY SPORTING RIFLE. SN 8386. Cal. 56-46. Rare sporting rifle, only about 1,800 produced in period 1864-1868. It has a 26″ rnd bbl, with globe front sight, std Spencer rear sight and Spencer’s tiny tang sight. Mounted with highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with pewter tipped rnd forearm and straight stock with Spencer’s steel buttplate. It has set trigger. Installation of the tang sight partially obliterated serial number which was offset restamped and also stamped on bottom of bbl under forearm. Assembly number “7” is found on various parts including forearm, lever & breech block. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 90% dull orig blue with vice marks over chamber area. Balance of metal is a mottled silver/gray patina. Wood is sound with forearm a fine hand worn patina and buttstock with minor handling & use marks retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with light pitting just in front of chamber. 4-59537 JR59 (3,000-5,000)

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3128

RARE SPENCER SPORTING RIFLE. SN 230. Cal. 56-45. Rare early sporting rifle with 26” rnd bbl, tiny front sight on a dovetail pedestal with standard Spencer ladder sight with tension spring and a dainty Spencer tang sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with pewter tipped forearm & straight stock with case hardened smooth buttplate. Few of these sporting rifles were made and most saw hard service on frontier. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver, lockplate, hammer, lever & buttplate retain most of their strong orig case colors, slightly faded on receiver, moderately faded on lockplate & buttplate, turned dark on hammer. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a couple small bruises and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33348 JS549 (3,000-5,000)

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3129

OLD MODEL EVANS SPORTING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 44 Evans. Fine early sporting rifle with 30″ oct bbl, orig front sight with an 1,100 yard ladder rear sight. Bbl has 2-line company & patent markings. Top of receiver is matted. Mounted with highly figured 2-pc buttstock & forearm with nickeled iron forend tip. Not many of these rifles were ever produced and few survive with any condition. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with only minor edge wear. Receiver & magazine tube retain 75-80% blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some light frosting in grooves. 4-59568 JR57 (2,500-4,000)

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3130

SCARCE EVANS SPORTING RIFLE SN 179. Cal. 44 Evans. New Model Evans rifle with 27-1/2” oct bbl, German silver front sight blade and a military style ladder rear sight. Top flat is marked “EVANS SPORTING RIFLE”. It has a narrow semi-schnable tipped forearm with triangle checkered panels. It has usual 2-pc buttstock with upper & lower panels. Only about 3,000 of these unusual rifles were made in period 1877-79. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a dark blue/brown patina with nicks & dings and some fine surface rust. Receiver & magazine tube retain most orig blue under a coating of old dried oil. Wood is sound with a few nicks & dings and retains most of its hand worn orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-32773 JR484 (2,500-3,500)

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3131

SCARCE EVANS SPORTING RIFLE. SN 36. Cal. 44 Evans. New Model Evans rifle with 30” tapered rnd bbl with globe front sight on a dovetail base with military style ladder rear sight. Top of bbl is marked with usual Evans markings. It has a narrow semi-schnable tipped forearm with triangle checkered panels. It has usual 2-pc buttstock with upper & lower panels. Only about 3,000 of these unusual rifles were made in period 1877-79. This appears to be one of the sporting rifles assembled from parts after the company was bought out. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a dark blue/brown patina with nicks & dings and some fine surface rust. Receiver & magazine tube retain most orig blue under a coating of old dried oil & some fine light rust. Wood is sound with a few nicks & dings and retains most of its hand worn, orig, dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, pitted in grooves. 4-32774 JR485 (2,500-3,500)

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*MAGNIFICENT CASED J. RIGBY BIG BORE DBL RIFLE. SN 18415. Cal. 577 NITRO. Outstanding sidelock dbl rifle with 25-15/16″ bbl with pedestal front sight with gold bead and quarter rib with two leaf Express sight; one standing and one folding with gold center lines, ejectors, rib extension third bite, chopper lumped and dbl triggers. This magnificent big bore rifle is engraved by K.C. Hunt and signed on both sideplates and is done in vine and leaf coverage with two spectacular bull elephants in gold on left sideplate and three cape buffalo and crouching male lion in gold on right sideplate. Each plate also carries makers “J. RIGBY & CO.” in gold. Trigger guard carries shield with gold “CAL .577 NITRO” and SN inlaid with gold. Fully engraved top tang has “SAFE” inlaid in gold. Right bbl in chamber area has “J. RIGBY & CO.” in gold and left bbl carries “LONDON.ENGLAND” in gold. Rib carries “CAL .577 NITRO” inlaid with gold. Bbl bottom rib and buttstock are mounted with sling swivels. Mounted with beautiful dark Circassian walnut checkered pistol grip, raised dropper point, horn grip cap and shadow lined cheekpiece, oval initial shield with “JEG” and fine leather covered recoil pad. Push button release beaver tail forend is covered with wrap around checkering. Bbl flats are marked “.577 3″ 14 TONS”. Engraving on rib under forend identifies this as a gun imported by Champlin Firearms Inc. Edid, OK. Weight 14lbs 2oz. Accompanied with company’s oak and ostrich leather case compartmentalized for rifle and accompanying 2-pc cleaning rod, ebony handled turn screws, silver oil and cleaning solvent bottles, snap caps, snapping block, bushing wrench, sling and powder funnel. Protected by its embossed canvas and leather cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new. May have been fired, but if so, very little. Blue on bbls is very bright and clean. Case colors on receiver, lockplate and forend iron are brilliant and showing no wear. Wood is sound and you have to really look to find a few minor handling marks and retains all of its original finish. Case is in equal condition. 4-59904 BT110 (100,000-150,000)

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*ROYAL PRESENTATION CASED HOLLAND & HOLLAND BIG BORE DBL RIFLE. SN 35649. Cal. .577 NITRO EXPRESS. Chopper lumped 26″ bbls with pedestal front sight having large ivory bead flip-up to fine silver bead sight. Matted quarter rib with two leaf Express sight; one standing and one folding with gold center lines. Quarter rib in front of rear sight is engraved “.577” and behind rear sight engraved and gold inlaid “ROYAL PRESENTATION”. Right bbl engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”, left bbl engraved “33 BRUTON ST. LONDON.ENGLAND.”. Reinforced sidelock action is engraved by P. Coggan and signed on both sideplates. The fabulous relief engraved intertwine foliate arabesque pattern is accented by Bulino style cape buffalo motif. Left plate has three glaring bulls standing at the edge of a woodland scene with mountain in background, right plate has five bulls with a much more relaxed look and bottom has portrait of a majestic bull. The fences are exceptionally deep relief engraved and the reinforcing area on both sides of receiver are engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. The reinforced extended top tang carries full coverage relief engraving with “SAFE” in gold. The rolled edge triggerguard is fully relief engraved with “35649” inlaid with gold. Sideplates also have gold lined cocking indicators. Mounted with fabulous streaky Circassian walnut with checkered full pistol grip hsving relief engraved trapdoor cap, oval non-engraved initial shield, shadowed cheekpiece, raised dropper points and leather covered recoil pad. Buttstock and lower rib are mounted with sling swivels. The push button release forend has full wrap-around checkering and exposed metal is relief engraved. Dbl triggers and ejectors with front trigger being articulated and checkered. Weight: 14lbs 10oz. Accompanied by a fabulous makers oak and elephant leather case compartmentalized and covered with soft green leather equipped with turn screws, cleaning rod, snap caps, nickel lubricant bottles and strike plate. Please Note: Consignor states the special presentation engraving & presentation case with this gun is currently a $30,000 up-charge. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears unfired since regulated with bbls retaining virtually all orig blue with remaining metal French gray with shaded background. Wood retains virtually all of its beautiful hand-rubbed oil finish and you really have to look to find even the lightest of marks. The accompanying case is in equal condition. 4-59905 BT111 (95,000-145,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED GRIFNEE ENGRAVED HOLLAND & HOLLAND FULL SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARRELED RIFLE. SN 35613. Cal. 470NE. Incredible sidelock dbl rifle with 24″ chopper lump bbl with re-enforced muzzles, pedestal front sight with fine gold bead and folding night sight option, matted quarter rib Express rear sight with one standing and one folding leaf with gold center line. “HOLLAND & HOLLAND – LONDON” is engraved in gold on the rib as is the caliber. Gun has automatic ejectors and dbl triggers, front trigger being articulated and checkered. The re-enforced receiver has a hidden third bite and extended top tang and rolled edge trigger guard. Mounted in exquisite, highly figured walnut with dark streaks laid out beautifully along the axis of the stock. Splinter forend has a push button release and is checkered in a multi-point pattern. The checkered pistol grip stock has a well executed, flowing shadow line cheek piece, raised tear drops and gold initial oval engraved “JEG”. Integral safari sling swivels as part of the bottom rib and affixed to the buttstock. Receiver is adorned in full coverage, deep relief, mythical scenes featuring gargoyles, griffons and assorted fanciful creatures with gold inlaid eyes, entwined with arabesque scrolls in a black matted background. Fences feature extra deep relief engraving of gargoyles. Signed by “PH. GRIFNEE” on the trigger plate. This represents a unique departure from his definitive style. Gold lined cocking indicators. Grip cap features a trapdoor with extra strikers, and is engraved with a gargoyle. Trigger bow and tang are similarly engraved with a deep relief dragon motif. Top lever is chiseled in the likeness of a hunched mythical reptilian creature. Housed in maker’s best quality oak and black ostrich leather brass bound, fully fitted case with deluxe, serial numbered, ebony handled and nickel plated turn screws, nickel snap caps and assorted accoutrements. Length of pull – 14-1/2″ over a leather covered pad. London proofed at 3120BAR. Weight – 10lbs 3oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears unfired since factory regulation. The gun retains virtually all of its factory original finish. The mechanics are crisp and tight, as new from the factory. Brilliant shiny bores. The ostrich case is in near new condition with its original embossed canvas cover. This is an opportunity to obtain a spectacular, best quality English dangerous game rifle engraved by one of todays finest and highly regarded artisans. 4-59903 BT89 (95,000-145,000)

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*A.J. DEFOURNY SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE. SN 25460. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. Fine handling full sidelock double rifle with 24-3/4″ dovetail bbls engraved “A.J. Defourny. Fabricant a Herstal”, caterpillar type front sight with silver bead, matted quarter rib with single standing rear sight. Coin finished receiver and forend metal are engraved with light English scroll at the points of the locks with stylized borders. The bbl bosses are engraved with semi-relief acanthus leaf and scroll engraving. Floral engraved screws. Ejectors and case colored double triggers. Mounted in nicely figured checkered European walnut, beavertail forend with pushbutton release, checkered semi-pistol grip stock. 13-5/8″ to checkered butt. 7 lbs 6.5 oz. Accompanied by a leather take-down truck style case marked “Mareuil, France”. CONDITION: Very fine. Gun retains virtually all of its factory finish with just light handling marks to the wood and metal surfaces. a 1cm area of surface rust is forming on the floor plate of the receiver. Wood is sound with a rub at the nose of the comb and several moderate nicks at the ball of the grip. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. Case is sound with numerous light rubs and handling marks to the surface. 4-32671 WD38 (7,500-12,500)

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RARE HOLLAND & HOLLAND CASED PARADOX BORE HAMMER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 11966. Cal. 12 ga. Fine early Holland with 28″ steel bbls with Paradox rifling at muzzles. Bbls have a concave smooth rib with caterpillar style front sight and a matted quarter rib with 2-leaf folding rear sight, a third bite rib extension & dbl underbites. It is black powder proofed. It has a round action with back action locks which are very tastefully engraved with about 50% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. All appended metal is engraved to match. Fences & firing pin shields are beautifully scalloped and it has a long top tang which extends about 1-1/2″ up over comb. Bbls are marked with maker’s name & address on right side and “PARADOX FOSBERY PATENT” on left side. Lockplates have maker’s name on each side. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky burl walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock, 14-1/2″ over a solid red pad. Accompanied by a fine early walnut casing with recessed brass handle in top and reproduction labels inside lid. Lined with rose colored velvet & compartmented in bottom for shotgun, bbls, a nickeled oiler & various Paradox implements. Makers confirm 1892 manufacture. Bore diameter: left – .740, right – .740. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .028. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .037. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 6.72 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish with a blue/brown finish on bbls and a couple of scattered spots of pitting with a small ding in left bbl. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain bright bone meal case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case has three cracks in lid and others in bottom with handling & storage marks, light soil in interior with light wear, possibly an old re-line. 4-32763 JR243 (12,000-16,000)

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FINE CHARLES LANCASTER UNDERLEVER OVAL BORE HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 5904. Cal. 500/450. Beautiful rifle with 28” steel bbls with flat tapered hand matted rib, gold bead caterpillar front sight, fixed rear sight, doll’s head rib extension with dbl underbites. It has maker’s name & address on top of left bbl and “NON-FOULING SMOOTH OVAL BORE RIFLING” on rifle bbl. It has a delicate round action with side swinging underlever, back action locks with unusual offset rabbit ear hammers with stalking safeties. Receiver, lockplates & hammers are very beautifully engraved with about 80% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. Appended metal is engraved to match. Both sides of receiver are marked “CHARLES LANCASTER PATENT” and both lockplates have maker’s name and “LONDON PATENT” in two ribbons. Lower tang is very nicely checkered. Mounted with tiger stripe English walnut with a dainty checkered splinter forearm & light, rnd knob pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 14-1/2” over a checkered & engraved steel buttplate. Weight: 8lbs, 8.9 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong orig blue with a few scattered minor dings and a cleaned spot on bottom of right bbl. Receiver retains 85-90% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, more so on right side. Lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, stronger in sheltered, turning silver toward back ends. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage nicks and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-59608 JR304 (5,000-8,000)

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FINE EARLY J. WOODWARD & SONS HAMMER DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE. SN 3519. Cal. 500 BPE. Wonderful & unique rifle with 27” steel bbls with ivory caterpillar front sight and 4-leaf platinum line express rear sight, 3-folding, 1-standing, graduated 150 to 500 yards. It has a flat, tapered, hand-matted rib with doll’s head rib extension, sgl underbite with black powder proofs. Bottom of bbls, under forearm, has maker’s initials and “HENRY’S PATENT”. It has a fine round receiver with deep scalloped firing pin wells and is marked on bottom “THE AUTOMATIC / WOODWARD’S PATENT”. It has back action peninsula locks with stalking safeties with underlever around trigger guard. When hammers are in fired position and lever is opened, hammers are automatically moved into safety position. Receiver, lockplates & hammers and all appended metal are beautifully engraved with very fine foliate arabesque patterns and it has maker’s name on each lockplate. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, honey & chocolate, French or Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm and horn cap pistol grip stock with shallow cheekpiece, 14-1/2” over a checkered & engraved steel buttplate. Forearm is also unusual in that the wedge has a large oval button head with “PRESS” inlaid in gold that when depressed releases forearm. Weight: 9 lbs, 5.12 oz. PROVENANCE: John Amber Collection, Bourne Auctio Lot #485, Nov 1986. Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain about all of a fine restored brown finish. Receiver retains 30-40% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Lockplates retain 75-80% faded case colors, stronger in sheltered areas, turning silver elsewhere. Forearm has a repaired crack and is missing a chip and there is a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and retains a hand worn patina. Buttstock has normal handling & use marks and retains most of its beautiful hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bores. 4-59601 JR303 (4,000-7,000)

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3139

CHARLES LANCASTER DAMASCUS HAMMER UNDERLEVER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 4751. Cal. 500/450 3-1/4”. Very well made dbl rifle with 28” heavy Damascus bbls, hand-matted, flat rib with silver bead caterpillar front sight and 3-leaf express sight with 100 & 200 yard leaves remaining and 300 yard leaf broken & missing. It has oval bores and bbls are marked on top with maker’s name on left bbl and “PATENT SMOOTHBORE BREECH LOADING RIFLE” on right bbl. It has an unusual locking mechanism that when lever is closed it cams bbls to rear with a long lug that slides into a recess in action. It has a small round action with back action locks, stalking safeties & long spur rabbit ear hammers with set triggers. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are all beautifully engraved with very fine English scroll patterns. It has maker’s name & “PATENT” on each side of receiver and maker’s name and “LONDON PATENT” in two ribbons on each lockplate. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky French walnut with a tiny horn insert, schnable tipped, checkered forearm & straight hand stock with cheekpiece, 14-1/2” over a checkered & engraved buttplate. Comb & cheekpiece have a large repair held with four engraved screws. Bottom of stock has a gold initial oval engraved with the crest of royalty. Weight: 8 lbs, 10.6 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain dark blue/brown pattern. Receiver retains 25-30% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Lockplates retain 50-60% faded case colors. Wood, with repair in stock comb, is otherwise sound and retains most of its very old, fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with some light scuffing in left bore and one spot of pitting in right bore. 4-59599 JR309 (3,000-5,000)

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TINY HOLLAND & HOLLAND HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE SN 7237. Cal. 38 CF (a 38 Spcl. ctg. fits nicely, or could be 360 Rook). Dainty little rifle with 26-3/4” steel bbls, flat matted rib with gold bead caterpillar front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight graduated 50 to 150 yards. Rib is engraved with maker’s name & address. It has extractor & dbl underbites. It has a tiny round action with deep scalloped firing pin wells & back action locks with delicate, high-spur, gooseneck hammers. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are very nicely engraved with about 50% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name on each lockplate. Mounted with very highly figured, marblecake Circassian walnut with tiny checkered splinter forearm & half hand stock with horn grip cap & cheekpiece, 14-1/2” over a checkered butt. Weight: 6 lbs, 11.84 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a fine restored blue. Receiver & lockplates retain 50-60% faded case colors, stronger in very sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Stock has a small crack in top of wrist, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of a restored finish on forearm and most of its orig hand rubbed oil finish on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with fine pitting. 4-59706 JR312 (3,000-5,000)

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3141

FINE CASED ALEX HENRY UNDER LEVER DAMASCUS DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 6115. Cal. 450 Express. Wonderful black powder rifle with 28″ Damascus bbls, flat matted rib with caterpillar front sight, missing hood, and a 2-leaf platinum line rear sight marked “50-150” and “200”. It has maker’s name & address on rib. with extractor & dbl underbite. It has a delicate round action with back action locks and beautifully scalloped firing pin wells with long bottom tang. Receiver, lockplates & hammers and all appended metal are very beautifully engraved with about 50% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns, with more coverage on lockplates. It has maker’s name in a ribbon on each lockplate. Mounted with beautiful streaky French walnut with checkered splinter forearam with lever latch and checkered long grip buttstock with hard rubber capped grip, and is 14-1/4″ over a checkered butt with heel & toe plates. Accompanied by its orig red felt lined, leather trunk case with maker’s red leather & gold embossed label in lid, compartmented in bottom for rifle and various tools & implements. It has a round nickeled oil bottle glued in place and a fine ebony handled turn screw. Also accompanied by 24-rds of once fired, primed Kynoch brass and two additional rds, one of which has been fired and the other is ready to prime. Brass has Berdan primers. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.2 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain most of their orig brown Damascus pattern, somewhat thinned but strong & dark under forearm and in sheltered areas. Receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, strong & bright toward rear, fading to silver toward front. Lockplates retain most of their orig, lightly faded case colors, thin on right side in grip area. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and overall retains most of its strong orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. Case is very worn & dry with a loose hinge, missing its carrying handle, showing moderate soil with a damaged partition and some minor moth damage. Brass is fine. 4-59595 JR254 (4,000-6,000)

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UNMARKED BELGIAN OR GERMAN HAMMER DAMASCUS DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 7338. Cal. Appears to be 500 BPE 3” (Bore measures about .490 and chamber appears to be about 3” long.). It has 26” fine pattern Damascus bbls with flat, matted rib, dovetail front sight and a 2-leaf express sight with extractor & dbl underites. It has a small round action with attached forearm and side swinging underlever with peninsula back action locks with stalking safeties & non-rebounding hammers. Both triggers are set. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are all beautifully engraved with about 60% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. It has a long slim top tang with a bottom tang that extends all the way to grip cap. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed European walnut with a full checkered attached splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 14” over a thick decorative checkered horn buttplate. Weight: 7 lbs, 5.76 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain 60-70% Damascus pattern, cleaned mostly to silver with strong pattern on bottom rib. Receiver, lockplates & hammers & appended metal are a cleaned silver/gray patina. Forearm is missing a couple of slivers at tip, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with scattered light pitting. 4-59709 JR306 (2,000-3,000)

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3143

JOSEPH LANG & SONS HAMMER UNDERLEVER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 5346. Cal. 360 2-1/4”. Fine lightweight medium game double rifle with 27” steel bbls, flat, hand-matted rib with Rocky Mtn. style front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. It has extractors & dbl underbites with a tiny round receiver with deep firing pin wells and back action locks with high spur gooseneck hammers. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are nicely engraved with about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name on each lockplate. It has maker’s name & address on tops of bbls. Mounted with very highly figured English walnut with a tiny horn insert, schnable tipped, splinter forearm with sgl wedge and pistol grip stock with a major professional gunsmith repair through wrist, 14-1/4” over a checkered steel buttplate. It has sling eyes on stock & bbls. Weight: 6 lbs, 15.36 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright blue with chemical spots around muzzles. Receiver & lockplates retain bright case colors in sheltered areas with balance fading to silver. Stock, with its repaired wrist, and forearm, missing a few chips from edges, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and retaining a dark worn finish. Stock shows heavy wear with light nicks & dings and retains a beautiful hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some minor roughness just in front of chambers. 4-59710 JR311 (2,000-3,000)

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BEAUTIFUL UNMARKED GERMAN CAPE GUN. SN NSN. Cal. 20 ga. X 57 Snider (or some similar caliber). Very well made Cape gun with 29-1/2” steel bbls, with flat, smooth rib, German silver Rocky Mtn. dovetail front sight & fixed rear sight with extractor & dbl underbites. It has a light receiver with reinforced sides, front action locks and tall sturdy hammers with attached forearm. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are beautifully engraved with sweeping foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger guard is steel with an attached, nicely carved, horn finger rest and has a side swinging underlever. Mounted with highly figured marblecake, honey & chocolate French walnut with full checkered, schnable tipped splinter forearm & straight hand stock with carved & checkered wrist and deep cheekpiece with carving, about 14” over a smooth, thick horn buttplate with fluted edges. There is a sliding checkered patchbox cover on right side at butt. Weight: 6 lbs, 13.4 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 95-96% strong orig blue with a few minor scrapes & scratches. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain most of their subtle European case colors, moderately faded on lockplates. Lever & trigger guard retain most of their orig high polish blue with sling stud on stock retaining about all of its brilliant niter blue. Wood is sound with nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its piano varnish type finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with a few spots of pitting in shotgun bore. This is a very lightly used gun. 4-59665 JR307 (2,000-3,000)

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C. FREYER DAMASCUS HAMMER CAPE GUN. SN 559. Cal. 16 ga./57 Snider. Early German underlever with 27-5/8” laminated steel bbls with dovetailed front sight and a fixed rear sight on a flat rib. Rib is marked with maker’s name & “DRESDEN”. It has a light rounded receiver with attached forearm and horn covered side swinging lever. It has deep scalloped firing pin wells with tall gracefully curved hammers on back action locks. Trigger guard is horn and right trigger for rifle bbl is set. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are all beautifully engraved with deep intertwined foliate arabesque patterns, about 60% coverage. Mounted with very highly figured burl, shell grain French walnut with small checkered forearm and long, rnd knob pistol grip stock with deep cheekpiece, 14-1/4” over a thick checkered horn buttplate. Stock & bbls have sling swivels. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about all of a dark brown restored finish with Damascus pattern showing through. There is a dent & a ding in shotgun bbl. Receiver & lockplates retain faded case colors in very sheltered areas with balance having turned silver. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with myriad small nicks & dings and several grain checks but is completely sound and retains generous amounts of orig finish. Mechanics are fine, shotgun bore has good shine with moderate pitting. Rifle bore is strong & sharp with light pitting. 4-59600 JR302 (750-1,250)

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FINE STEPHEN GRANT UNDERLEVER HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ALEX HENRY BARRELS. SN 4324. Cal. 450 Express. Fine assembled rifle with 28″ Alex Henry bbls, flat matted rib, caterpillar front sight, 2-leaf platinum line rear sight to 200 yards & extractors. Rib is marked with the Alex Henry name & address and about 1-3/4″ of rear of top rib is loose. It has a small rounded action with back action locks and stalking safeties with Grant’s name on both lockplates and “STEPHEN GRANT’S PATENT” on each side of receiver. It is otherwise identical to an Alex Henry rifle of same caliber being sold elsewhere in this auction, with the exception of scalloped firing pin wells & shape of hammers. The Alex Henry rifle hinge pin enters from left side while the Stephen Grant enters from right side. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & all appended metal are engraved with beautiful, very fine, foliate arabesque patterns with about 50% coverage overall. Mounted with very highly figured marblecake French walnut with checkered splinter forearm secured with a sgl wedge through engraved escutcheons. It has a long checkered wrist with steel grip cap and bottom tang that extends all the way to grip cap. It also has a shallow cheekpiece covered with a fine leather. Length of pull is 14-1/4″ over a slightly tapered extension and has a checkered steel buttplate engraved on heel “4 DRAMS NO. 6 POWDER”. It has sling eyes on bottom of bbl & bottom of stock. Accompanied by a burgundy felt lined, canvas & leather trunk case with an Army & Navy label inside lid, compartmented in bottom for the full length rifle with various empty compartments. Weight: 9 lbs. 0 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very good to fine, bbls as noted. Bbls retain most of a fine re-browned finish with a few minor nicks. Receiver is silvered case colors and lockplates retain faded case colors in sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with forearm showing heavy wear with some battering on bottom and missing a chip from left tip. Stock with minor nicks & scratches retains most of a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with light frosting. Case shows heavy wear & soil with some water staining on lid, a couple of broken corners in lid with moderate to heavy wear and considerable moth damage. 4-59586 JR255 (3,000-5,000)

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J.D. MORITZ MINIATURE UNDERLEVER HAMMER DRILLING. SN 2498. Cal. 9 mm shot X 9 mm shot/6.5 x 40R or perhaps 6.5x52R (ie. 25-35 Win). (This is an estimate of these calibers.) Tiny delicate drilling with 25-1/2” bbl cluster, tapered, flat-matted rib, dovetailed front sight and manual folding rear sight with doll’s head rib extension, extractor & dbl underbites. Rib is engraved with “J.D. MORITZ’ SOHN, LEIPZIG” and it has a wide & narrow platinum band at breech ends. It has a delicate round action with deep scalloped firing pin wells and back action peninsula locks with delicate curved hammers. It has top lever for switching to rifle function. Right trigger is set for rifle use. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with tiny schnable tipped checkered forearm & round knob pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 13-1/2” over a serrated horn buttplate. Stock & bbl have sling loops. Weight: 6 lbs, 1.6 oz. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig blue. Receiver retains traces of case colors with balance having turned silver. Lockplates & hammers retain about 25% case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks, dings & scratches with a series of tiny bruises around toe and shows moderate wear with a hand worn patina on forearm and about 70% orig finish on buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright shotgun bores with scattered pitting; bright shiny rifle bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-59708 JR305 (2,500-4,000)

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*J.P. SAUER MODEL 3000 BOXLOCK DRILLING. SN F19917. Cal. 12GA x 12GA/9.3 x 74R. Boxlock Drilling with 25″ bbls choked FULL/MOD and chambered for 2-3/4″ shells, raised tapered and filed rib with blade front sight and pop-up 100-meter rear sight, third bite extension. Coin finished scalloped action with cocking indicators and greener style cross bolt is lightly engraved with open scrolls and border work, extractors, dbl triggers and side safety. Gun has provisions for a sling. Mounted in straight grained European walnut with checkered beaver tail forend and checkered pistol grip stock with pancake cheekpiece. 14-3/8″ to a factory hard rubber buttplate. Drop at heel 3-1/8″, drop at comb 1-5/8″. Bore diameter Left-.720″, Right-.725″, choke constriction Left-.040″, Right-.015″, wall thickness Left-.039″, Right-.041″, weight 7 lbs, 14.1 ozs. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Gun retains 99% of its factory blue and rubbed oil finish. Gun appears new with only the slightest traces of handling or storage. Mechanically sound, bores as new. 4-32596 JWD23 (3,000-5,000)

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*CASED RENATO GAMBA SUPERPOSED DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 56094. Cal. 375 H&H Mag. Fine superposed rifle by Gamba with 25″ bbls, matted flat solid rib with pedestal front sight and fixed rear sight with dbl Greener crossbolt extensions and sgl underbite with ejectors. Bottom of lower bbl is marked “STEYR SECACUS NJ” and left side of bbl reinforcements is marked “MANNLICHER MOD. SAFARI / MADE IN ITALY” and right side “BY RENATO GAMBA”. It has boxlock receiver with cocked indicators and Merkel-style reinforcements & dbl triggers with front one being a set. Receiver is very nicely engraved with vignette of a trumpeting bull elephant on left side, a large feline on right side and shoulder bust of a tiger on bottom, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Reinforcements are engraved with oak leaves & acorns with punch dot background. Appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with straight grain English walnut with some feather crotch in toe with checkered schnable tipped forearm & rosewood capped pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 15-1/4″ over a Pachmayr competitor pad. Bottom of bbls have a safari sling stud with corresponding stud in bottom of stock. Accompanied by its orig rose colored, ultra-suede lined, leather trunk case with maker’s label in lid and compartmented in bottom for shotgun, a 3-pc brass cleaning rod with implements. Weight 8 lbs. 7.6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain most of their orig bright blue with some minor wear from forearm. Receiver & appended metal retain about allof its fine coin finish. Stock has a hairline on each side by trigger plate, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its fine orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is lightly soiled in bottom with a few scratches on exterior, otherwise is very fine. 4-31091 JR232 (10,000-15,000)

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*AWARD WINNING RIZZINI R1-E DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 2224. Cal. 20ga. Fabulous R1 with 28″ bbls, choked IMPCYL/MOD, tapered concave rib with single gold bead, engraved “FILI RIZZINI MAGNO VT”. It has 2-3/4″ chambers with ejectors, splinter forend and single trigger. Mounted with truly magnificent Turkish Circassian Exhibition walnut with checkered straight hand stock with 14-3/4″ pull over checkered butt. Spectacularly foliate and floral relief engraved and signed on the triggerplate by the master Muffolini. This exact gun was awarded a gold medal at the Concourse ‘d Elegance for Best in Show (Norman R. Blank Award) at the 2006 Vintage Cup. Bore diameter: left – .618, right – .619. Bore restriction: left – .011, right – .006. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″. Weight: 6lbs 3oz. Accompanied with Nizzoli leather case with makers label and specification card on lid having green canvas and leather covering. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Gun appears unfired with virtually all its original factory finish. Case is as new. 4-32847 BT114 (80,000-125,000)

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*SPECTACULAR RIZZINI CASED DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 2172. Cal. 28 ga. Extraordinarily beautiful, this handmade shotgun has 28″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered, concave, smooth rib, sgl bead, ejectors, third fastener & dbl chopper lumps with sgl non-selective trigger. Receiver & lockplates are incredibly engraved with 3-dimensional Bulino-style engraving consisting of a flight of five doves over a field of sunflowers with trees in background on left side. Right side has an equally incredible flight of four bobwhite quail flying over a field scene and bottom vignette is of an extraordinarily beautiful young woman holding two bobwhite quail. Balance of receiver and appended metal have extraordinarily fine English-style rose & scroll patterns with bouquets of flowers on fences & trigger bow. Bottom vignette is signed “TORCOLI, INC”. Trigger plate is signed “G.M. SABATTI INC.” Top tang has “S” in gold. Mounted with equally extraordinary honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with flat checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2″ over a checkered butt. It has a gold initial oval on bottom engraved “RJB”. Accompanied by its orig olive felt-lined Nizzoli-style brown leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun, a nickeled oil bottle, pair of snap caps and a 2-pc wood & brass cleaning rod. It has maker’s label and specification label in lid. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″, weight: 5 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Appears to be new & unfired retaining all of its very smooth bbl blue & bright coin finish on receiver & appended metal. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its spectacular hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-59898 JR235 (75,000-125,000)

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*FABULOUS CASED RIZZINI R1-E DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 2248. Cal. 16ga. This as new R1 has 28″ bbls, choked IMP.CYL/MOD, tapered concave rib with single gold bead, engraved with “FILI RIZZINI MAGNO VT”. It has 2-3/4″ chambers with ejectors, splinter forend and single trigger. Mounted with stunning Turkish Circassian Exhibition walnut with checkered straight grip with 14-3/4″ pull to checkered butt. Fabulous foliate and floral relief engraved by the master Muffolini and signed on the triggerplate. Bore diameter: left – .667, right – .667. Bore restriction: left – .016, right – .009. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″. Weight: 6lbs 9oz. Accompanied with Nizzoli leather case with makers label and specification card on lid, having green canvas and leather covering. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears unfired with all of its original factory finish on wood and metal with just the faintest of a couple of handling marks. 4-32845 BT113 (80,000-125,000)

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*MAGNIFICENT FILI RIZZINI R3 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 2239. Cal. 12ga. Near new 28″ bbls choked IMP.CYL/MOD with tapered concave rib with single gold bead, engraved with “FILI RIZZINI MAGNO VT”. 2-3/4″ chambers with ejectors, splinter forend and dbl triggers. Mounted with beautiful streaky Turkish Circassian walnut with checkered straight hand grip with 14-7/8″ pull to checkered butt. Magnificently relief engraved by the master Muffolini and signed on trigger plate in a foliate and mythical bird motif. Bore diameter: left – .725, right – .725. Bore restriction: left – .019, right – .005. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″. Weight: 6lbs 13oz. Accompanied by Nizzoli leather case with maker’s label and specification card in lid. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new and retains virtually all its factory finish. Leather case has a couple of minor scuffs. 4-32846 BT115 (45,000-65,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED BERTUZZI OVER/UNDER SELF-COCKING SHOTGUN. SN 5840. Cal. 410. Dainty & delicate appearing, this beautiful little shotgun has 27-1/2″ superposed bbls with flat tapered matted rib, sgl bead & ejectors. It has self-cocking mechanism that when the breech is opened, the hammers cock automatically and it has sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with extraordinarily beautiful, marblecake Circassian walnut with 3-pc checkered round forearm with maker’s crest in gold on bottom. Stock is straight hand with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2″ over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Trigger guard is right hand. Receiver, lockplates, hammers & appended metal are spectacularly engraved with bouquets of blossoms on sides, pivot of opening lever, trigger plate, trigger bow and bottom tang. Bottom of receiver has vignette of a fantastically detailed pair of Labrador retrievers, one in foreground carrying a dead mallard. This vignette is signed “S. Venri”. Trigger plate is signed “INGLESINA A. RIRRIVI INC.” Forend iron recess in bottom of receiver is engraved “1986”. Left side of bbl reinforcement has maker’s name in gold and right side has company address in gold. Accompanied by its orig olive felt lined Nizzoli leather trunk case with maker’s label in lid. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1.6 oz. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. May have been fired, but, if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with receiver bright coin finish & bbls dark rust blue. Fit & finish is absolutely extraordinary. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-59902 JR248 (60,000-80,000)

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*SPECTACULAR ONE OF A KIND FABBRI OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN E579. Cal. 20 ga. Absolutely spectacular hand-made full sidelock over/under shotgun with 26″ bbls choked MOD/CYL with flat, matted ventilated rib, sgl bead, ejectors & non-selective sgl trigger. Top bbl is engraved on right side “VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL” on right side and “IVO FABBRI BRESCIA” on left side. Maker’s name is engraved in a small panel on each side of receiver. Mounted with extremely beautiful, streaky French walnut with full checkered, wrap around forearm & long pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 14-1/4″ over a checkered butt. Receiver has full sidelocks with wonderfully scalloped standing breech and is phenomenally engraved & signed in three places by “C. ZAMASONI”. Both lockplates & bottom of receiver are masterfully engraved in Bulino-style & picture five ancient huntresses, two of whom are partially nude, shooting at a leaping stag in background with a slinking hind in foreground and two dogs in left foreground, all set in an exquisitely detailed forest scene. Right lockplate is equally beautiful with two bathing ancient huntresses, mostly nude, with a bow & quiver, a hare & two ducks in foreground and a dog drinking from a stream in left foreground, all imposed over a spectacularly detailed shore scene. Both lockplates are engraver signed. Bottom of receiver has a running, partially nude huntress carrying a bow & quiver with a dog in foreground & a very detailed forest scene in background. Balance of all other metal is mostly covered with extremely fine intertwined foliate & floral patterns with all appended metal engraved to match. Accompanied by a Nizzoli burgundy felt lined, brown leather trunk case. Bore diameter: top – .625, bottom – .622. Bore restrictions: top – .027, bottom – .005. Wall thickness: top – .019, bottom – .023. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.4 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig bbl blue & bright natural finish on receiver, lockplates & appended metal. Wood is sound with a minor mar or two and retains all of its orig fine, hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-59900 JR230 (80,000-110,000)

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*SPECTACULAR FABBRI OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN E657. Cal. 20 ga. Beautiful hand made over/under shotgun with 28-1/2″ superposed bbls choked FULL/MOD, solid flat matted rib with sgl bead, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. Top bbl marked on left side “IVO FABBRI-BRESCIA” and “VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL” on the right. It has full sidelock receiver with cocked indicators & beautiful scalloped standing breech marked on bottom with maker’s name & address in two tiny ribbons. It has full coverage deep intertwined floral & foliate arabesque patterns and is signed on trigger plate “INC. C. ZAMASONI”. Mounted with spectacular Circassian walnut with full checkered wrap around forearm with metal engraved to match receiver and long pistol grip stock, 15″ over a leather covered pad. Bottom of receiver has a gold initial plate engraved “RJV”. Accompanied by a fine Nizzoli burgundy felt lined, tan leather case. Bore diameter: top – .622, bottom – .622. Bore restrictions: top – .028, bottom – 018. Wall thickness: top – .024, bottom – .025. Drop at heel: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. May have been fired but if so very little. Bbls retain about 99% strong orig blue with only faint thinning around muzzle edges. Receiver retains virtually all of its subtle orig case colors with very minor thinning on bottom edges. Trigger guard & opening lever retain virtually all of their fine orig blue. Wood is sound with a minor storage nick or two and retains about all of its beautiful hand rubbed orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-59899 JR229 (75,000-100,000)

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*FANTASTIC IVO FABBRI SUPERPOSED HAND MADE SHOTGUN. SN 3538. Cal. 12 ga. Spectacular shotgun with 28″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered flat matted ventilated rib, sgl bead, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. Top bbl is marked on right side of rib “VACUUM ARC REMELTING STEEL” and with maker’s name & address on left side. Receiver has pinless full sidelocks with full Bulino-style scenes of a flock of wood ducks on left side flying over a marsh scene, three mallards over a marsh scene on right side and three pintails on bottom with marsh grass in foreground, surrounded by extremely well-executed patterns of foliate arabesque engraving. Bottom vignette is signed “TORCOLI INC.” and trigger plate is signed “CREATIVE ART”. All appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with extremely beautiful, streaky, honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with checkered semi-beavertail forearm and straight hand stock, 15″ over a leather covered pad. Bore diameter: top – .724, bottom – .724. Bore restrictions: top – .030, bottom – .020. Wall thickness: top – .034, bottom – .033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7.04 oz. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, appears to be new & unfired. Retains all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with strong bright blue on bbls and bright coin finish on balance of metal. Stock has a few, very minor storage mars with crisp brilliant finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Only a few of these wonderful shotguns are made each year and the wait time for an order is usually several years. The replacement cost is in excess of $100,000. 4-59901 JR318 (65,000-95,000)

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*PERUGINI & VISINI MAESTRO GRADE TRAP COMBO OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN 2117. CAL. 12GA. Combination trap gun has 34″ under sgl bbl with stepped and tapered high rib, ray-bar front bead and white mid bead fitted with screw-in choke tube. Over/under bbls are 29-1/2″ choked FULL/MOD with tapered flat filed rib, vented mid-rib, and white front bead. Coin finished box lock action is fully engraved with floral sprays and ribbons encased in fine scrolls signed “REVERA V.”. Automatic ejectors with removable single trigger group that is adjustable for length of pull. Mounted in figured honey-gold European walnut checkered field style forend and full pistol grip stock with right-hand palm swell. Adjustable length of pull from 14-3/4″ to 14-3/8″ over an A.D.S. adjustable recoil pad and recoil reducer. Drop at heel 1-3/8″, drop at comb 1″ at neutral adjustment. Weight 9 lbs, 1.3 ozs. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 98% orig finish with signs of assembly and sharp edge wear. Receiver, trigger group, and forend metal retain virtually all of their factory finish with minor thinning at the handling points. Wood is sound and shows numerous small dents, scratches, and assorted handling marks retaining 90-95% of the orig factory finish. Mechanically fine. Bores bright and shiny. 4-32623 JWD24 (4,000-7,000)

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3159

FANTASTIC COMPLETE GARNITURE OF A NARCISO ZULAICA SPANISH MADE DAMASCUS HAMMER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN NSN. Cal. 16 ga. Fantastic gold encrusted shotgun with 29-3/8″ fine pattern Damascus bbls choked CYL/CYL with tapered concave smooth rib & sgl bead. Top rib is inlaid in gold “FA. de NARCISO ZULAICA EN EIBAR” and has initials “F.L.C.”, probably the orig owner’s initials. It has extractors with dbl underbites. It has underlever action with attached forearm and back action locks with all of metal encrusted with gold in various foliate & arabesque patterns with applied, raised gold flower blossoms. Lockplates additionally have a dove on each side and have a raised gold micro acanthus leaf border. It has deep scalloped gold-washed firing pin wells with gold encrusted screws and a raised dog’s head on bottom front of receiver. Trigger guard & bottom tang have matching gold patterns with the small vignette of a duck. Triggers are gold plated. Mounted with very nicely figured, tiger-striped European walnut with full checkered forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 13-3/4″ over a checkered butt with heel & toeplates engraved & inlaid to match. Bottom of stock has a blank silver initial oval and it has narrow European sling loops. Page 1439 of Heer Der Neue Stockel 2, a listing of international gunmakers, shows Narciso Zulaica in Eibar (Spain) 1837-1840. A Google search disclosed a Spanish language listing for the same maker in Eibar in 1864. Given that this shotgun has rebounding hammers and the general overall appearance indicates last half of the 19th century production. Bbl flats have small cartouches, one of which is marked “EXP. / 77”, possibly indicating manufacture date of 1877. Accompanied by an extraordinary Italian or Circassian walnut trunk case with multi-colored wood inlay in lid and engraved German silver corner reinforcements with an elaborate center medallion engraved “F.L.C.” Interior is lined with royal blue velvet and is compartmented for shotgun with a full complement of tools & implements including a turn screw, a firing pin bushing wrench, powder & shot measures, ebony shotshell loading tool, a case trimmer, a stuck & broken shell extractor, a 3-pc brass & wood cleaning rod, a crimping tool and a Sharps-style nickel-plated bullet mold. Right rear corner has a covered compartment containing cleaning implements & orig key. Front of case has ivory keyhole escutcheons & a German silver carrying handle. Bore diameter: left – .679, right – .679. Bore restrictions: left – .000, right – ..000 Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.16 oz. A truly extraordinary & complete garniture. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain about all of their fine orig Damascus pattern with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver, lockplates and all appended metal retain virtually all of their fine orig blue with some slight thinning on opening lever tab. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its fine orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case has several grain checks in lid and front with minor storage & handling marks with a slight warp in lid. Interior is complete & orig showing only very light wear from shotgun & bbls with no apparent fading. 8-87527 JR260 (27,500-40,000)

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*CASED AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. SN 91409. Cal. 12 ga. Spectacular shotgun with two sets of 28-3/8” bbls numbered “1” and “2” under the respective forearms. No. “1” is choked FULL/IMP-MOD and No. “2” is choked FULL/FULL. Both have raised, concave, hand-matted, tapered ribs with dbl beads, ejectors, dbl chopper lumps with third bite and sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with extremely fine, beautifully grained, French walnut with two checkered, beavertail forearms & pistol grip stock with teardrop side panels, 14-1/4” over a Decelerator pad. Forearms have lever latches like double rifles. It has full 7-pin sidelocks with cocked indicators, is case hardened with reinforcements on side of receiver and a fine raised rib around fences. Receiver, lockplates & appended metal are all beautifully & very tastefully inlaid with extremely fine gold wire in arabesque patterns. Bottom of receiver has maker’s name in gold. Engraver’s name “PH. GRIFNEE” is in gold on trigger plate. Philippe Grifnee is one of the world’s premier master engravers, currently employed at Holland & Holland and Purdey to engrave their extra special firearms. It is reported that to have Mr. Grifnee engrave a shotgun requires an approximate six year wait and a large checkbook. The bbls & forend latches both have a gold number “1” with bbls number “2” having a small star above the “1”. Accompanied by a green felt lined, leather trunk case compartment for the three pieces of the shotgun and another compartment which contains another trigger plate with dbl triggers, gold inlaid, to match and signed identically. Front trigger is articulated. Also contained in compartment are some spare small parts. BBL #1: Bore diameter: left – .727, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .031, right – .023. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .026. BBL #2: Bore diameter: left – .728, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .034, right – .032. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .021. Drop at heel: 1-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight with Bbl #1: 7 lbs. 8.96 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a spectacular, professionally restored finish with crisp, strong blue on bbls and strong, subtle case colors on receiver & lockplates. Wood is sound & retains a beautiful, hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is equally fine. 4-30354 JR210 (20,000-30,000)

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*CASED AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE DELUXE SMALL FRAME DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 88304. Cal. 410. Imported by Abercrombie & Fitch, this fine little 26″ Siemens Martin steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl underbite with dbl triggers. Receiver is boxlock with sideplates & side clips and is beautifully engraved with 75-80% coverage extremely well-executed foliate & floral arabesque patterns. Appended metal is engraved to match. It has “S” in gold on top tang. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with checkered dainty splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised side panels, 14-1/4″ over a serrated horn buttplate. Bottom of stock has a gold initial oval engraved “C.F.D.” Accompanied by a fine Abercrombie & Fitch burgundy felt lined, tan leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun & bbls with two open compartments and recesses for snap caps. Lid is embossed “C.F.D.” and front of case is marked “ABERCROMBIE & FITCH”. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1.28 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig blue with minor muzzle edge wear and a spot of pitting at left muzzle edge. Receiver & side plates retain virtually all of their orig fine case colors, bright & strong. Opening lever & trigger guard retain about all of their orig bright blue. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is extremely fine with a minor scrape or two on outside with very minor wear inside. 4-31588 JR247 (6,000-9,000)

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*FINE FRANCOTTE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. SN 91006. Cal. 20 ga. Mid-grade Francotte double with boxlock receiver & sideplates has 26″ bbls choked MOD/CYL and 27-1/2″ bbls choked IMP-MOD/IMP-CYL. Both have tapered concave matted ribs with sgl bead, ejectors, third fasteners & dbl underbites. Both are marked “AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE” on right bbl and “BREVETE LIEGE” on left. Lettering on 27-1/2″ bbls is slightly larger and it is this cataloger’s opinion that this set of bbls was added at a later date. Receiver & sideplates are beautifully engraved with about 80% coverage very fine foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger plate is signed “R. SMEETS GRAR INR de S.M. LeRoi”. It has nicely scalloped fences and sgl non-selective trigger. It has “S” in gold on top tang. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and half-hand stock, 14-3/4″ over a flat-checkered butt. There is a gold initial plate on bottom engraved “S.L”. Accompanied by a green felt lined, leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun & both sets of bbls with other compartments for forearm. 26″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .625, right – .624. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .030. 27-1/2″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .624, right – .623. Bore restrictions: left – .022, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .027, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″ Weight with 26″ bbls: 6 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. The 26″ bbls retain about all of a fine re-blacked finish with a small nick in left bbl which shows in bore. Bright shiny bores. The 27-1/2″ bbls also retain most of a fine re-blacked finish with brilliant shiny bores. Receiver & sideplates retain 97-98% restored case colors. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Right bbl will not fire, otherwise mechanics are fine. Probably only a minor adjustment or internal cleaning required. Case is fine. 4-32910 JR231 (3,000-5,000)

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*TRUE PAIR OF DARNE HORS SERIES SLIDING BREECH DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS. SN 8C 504 / 8C 505. Cal. 12 ga. A rare and magnificent true pair of Darne Hors Series game guns. Both guns are virtually identical with 27-1/2″ bbls, choked, IMP. CYL./MOD and chambered for 2-3/4″ shells, tapered concave game rib with single brass bead and has gold “1” and “2” inlaid at breechs and engraving wedges of intermediate scroll work extending approx. 1″ inward from the breech. Action bodies are completely engraved with exquisite flowing open scroll work in a dark matted background with three hunting dog profiles incl. in the design. Sliding breech opening mechanisms are also engraved in the above pattern as is the trigger plate, bow and tang. Maker’s name engraved “DARNE” on opening mechanism. Engraving is signed “PETIOT” along the trigger plate on both. Guns eject cartridges upon being fully opened, bbl release is a push button feature on the forward section of the trigger plates. Articulated double triggers. Safety lever located on left side of action body on each. Mounted with one piece straight hand stock and splinter forend with ebony forend tips of nicely figured honey gold French walnut adorned with 24 lpi multi-point checkering patterns and stylized carved borders. Guns are housed in a leather two gun takedown trunk-style case. Labeled “MAREUIL-FRANCE”. Gun #1: 14-3/8″ to checkered buttplate, drop at heel 2-3/8″, drop at comb 1-1/2″. Bore dia. Left .725″, Right .727″. Choke restrictions Left .020″, Right .010″. Wall thickness Left .036″, Right .029″. Weight 6lbs. 7.4oz. Gun #2: 14-3/8″ to checkered buttplate, drop at heel 2-3/8″, drop at comb 1-3/8″. Bore dia. Left .724″, Right .725″. Choke restrictions Left .030″, Right .007″. Wall thickness Left .036″, Right .031″. Weight 6lbs. 5.4oz. CONDITION: Gun #1: Very fine. Bbls retain 98% original bright blue with several light scratches and nicks evident. There is a shallow ding approx. 1mm dia 11″ from the muzzle on the side of the left tube which is visible on the inside bore wall. Receiver retains all of its French gray finish. Fire blue on trigger surfaces show just a touch of thinning from use. Wood is sound with numerous light to moderate rubs and scratches from normal field use. Mechanics are crisp, bores bright and shiny. Gun #2: Very fine. Bbls retain 99% original bright blue with only minor handling marks. Receiver retains all of its French gray finish with some minor tarnishing at bottom of trigger bow. Fire blue on trigger surfaces show just a touch of thinning and scattered light pitting from use. Wood is sound with numerous light to moderate rubs and scratches from service. Mechanics are crisp, bores bright and shiny. Case is sound with some light rubs and scratches to the leather exterior. 4-32634 WD26 (10,000-20,000)

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*EXQUISITE PREWAR GEBR. MERKEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 16888. Cal. 16 ga. Prewar game gun with 29-1/2″ bbls chambered for 2-3/4″ shells, choked SKT/IMP CYL. Raised tapered concave game rib with sgl ivory bead and 3rd bite extension, ejectors and dbl triggers. Coin-finished scalloped boxlock action with side clips and cocking indicators is engraved fully with flower bouquets encased in tight English scroll work. Deeply incised fences are of an oak leaf motif. Bbl breeches are lightly engraved as are forend iron and all screws. Horn trigger bow and gripcap. Mounted in rich highly-figured Turkish walnut with beavertail forend and capped pistol grip stock with pancake style cheekpiece. Beautiful fine line checkering with Fleur de lis patterns and ebony inlaid forend. 14-3/8″ over a leather covered recoil pad. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Bore diameter: left – .670″ right – .672″. Choke restriction: left – .010″ right – .006″. Wall thickness: left – .027″ right – .019″. Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz. Silver stock oval is engraved with the initials “ADL”. Great handling qualities. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Gun retains virtually all of its finish from a well executed and professional stocking and restoration with only light forend marks on the bbls and the slightest handling nicks on the wood. Mechanics are crisp and tight. Bores are bright and shiny. 4-32637 WD21 (4,000-6,000)

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*AYA MODEL 37 SUPER A OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN 470764. Cal. 12 ga. Beautiful over/under shotgun with 28” superposed bbls, flat, tapered, hand-matted rib with sgl bead, dbl Greener crossbolt extensions, dbl underbites, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very nice, straight grained, Circassian walnut with checkered 3-pc Merkel style forearm and flat knob, pistol grip stock with raised, carved rib around back edge of grip, 14-5/8” over a checkered butt. Receiver has Merkel style reinforcements with full hand-detachable sidelocks with cocked indicators and full coverage engraved game scenes on lock plates consisting of six flying ducks in a marsh scene on left side and six pheasants in a field scene on right side with receiver having full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger guard and all appended metal is engraved to match, along with a border around the bbl skirts. Bore diameter: top – .726, bottom – .730. Bore restrictions: top – .037, bottom – .025. Wall thickness: top – .029, bottom – .034. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has a few minor storage & handling nicks & mars. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-30216 JL5 (3,500-5,500)

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*VERNEY-CARRON BOXLOCK OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN. SN A14367. CAL. 12GA. French made high quality, lightweight, game gun. 27-1/2″ bbls with tapered flat filed game rib and sgl silver bead choked FULL/MOD and chambered for 2-3/4″ shells. Rnd bodied coin-finished action features full coverage intermediate scroll engraving with the maker’s name appearing on each side. Push button forend latch, automatic ejectors, dbl triggers with rotating safety mechanism located on the right side of the trigger group. Mounted in highly figured European walnut with fine multi-point checkering on the field style forend and straight hand stock. The initials “NHM” are inlaid in the comb of the stock approx 3″ from the heel. 13-3/4″ to a factory hard rubber butt plate. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Bore diameter: top-.727″, bottom -.727″. Choke restrictions: top-.035″, bottom -.020″. Wall thickness top-.030″, bottom -.030″. Weight 6 lbs, 8.3 ozs. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 98% orig blue finish with very slight assembly and handling marks. Receiver forend iron and trigger bow retain virtually all of the orig French gray finish with some tarnishing on the bottom of the trigger bow. Wood is sound with several long ring marks on the right side of the forearm and an area of light to moderate handling marks near the toe of the stock. Mechanics are crisp, bores are bright and shiny. 4-32635 JWD25 (2,500-5,000)

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*1955 BROWNING DIANA GRADE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN SN 44592. Cal. 12 ga. 26-1/2″ ventilated rib bbls with duel ivory beads, choked SKEET/SKEET with gold single selective trigger. Mounted with nicely streaked, checkered, French walnut, round knob, long tang pistol grip, 14-3/4″ over rubber recoil pad. Receiver and appended metal are beautifully engraved in the usual Diana pattern and signed by the master Funkin. Engraving consists of pheasants and vignettes and woodland scene on left side and ducks in flight and vignettes in a wooded water scene on right, two quail and vignettes on bottom and two rabbits on the trigger guard. Bore restrictions: bottom-.004, top -.007. Wall thickness: bottom -.049, top -.046. Bore diameter: bottom -.727, top -.727 Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight 7 lbs 12 ozs. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls have 90-95% original factory blue with a few light handling marks and slight blue wear from sliding forend. Receiver is French gray in color and shows just the slightest of darkening in the relieved engraved areas. Gold plating on trigger is worn to about 50%. Wood is sound with only a slight hairline crack coming off right rear of top tang and the usual light scratches and depressions found on a used gun of this vintage. Mechanics are good with a slight hitch in the top lever. Bores are shiny with just the lightest of pitting. 4-32626 BT31 (5,000-7,000)

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*BROWNING 1950 SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN MADE IN BELGIUM. SN 1841. Cal. 20 ga. Fine early Browning superposed shotgun with vented 28″ bbls having one silver bead, choked IMP. CYL/MODIFIED with 2-3/4″ chambers. Single selective trigger with long tang, round knob stock with drop at heel being 2-3/8″ and drop at comb is 1-3/8″. Gun carries typical early limited scroll engraving with “Browning” and John Browning bust on bottom of receiver. Standard forend and stock checkering. Length of pull is 14-1/4″, bore dia. is .612 with top bbl having .022 and bottom .012 constrictions. Weight of gun is 6 lbs. 10 oz with bottom bbl thickness .040 and top is .049. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing is fine on bbl and receiver and would rate 95-97%. Bluing on forend iron and trigger guard would be 75-80%. Forend is in fine shape showing most of its original finish. with a few fine handling marks. Stock is fine showing just a few handling marks, complete to Browning hard rubber butt plate. Bores and mechanics are fine. 4-59751 BT1 (2,000-3,500)

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*FINE PURDEY DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN SN 23410. Cal. 12 ga. Wonderful Purdey with 30” Whitworth Steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, ejectors, third fastener, dbl chopper lumps and dbl triggers. Rib has maker’s name & address with the “WHITWORTH STEEL” markings. Rib has a deep cartouche near breech end. It has standard Purdey sidelock receiver with cocked indicators, side clips and a thin raised rib around back radius of fences and it has assisted opening. Lockplates & receiver are beautifully engraved in standard Purdey patterns of very fine English rose & scroll patterns with bouquets of flower blossoms & maker’s name on each lockplate. Fences & bottom of receiver also have bouquets of flowers with another on forend iron. All appended metal is engraved to match and it has “SAFE” in gold on top tang. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky, tiger striped French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/8” over a checkered butt. Accompanied by an early leather leg-o-mutton case containing a 1-pc ebony & brass cleaning rod with handle & a jag in a compartment inside lid. Inside forend iron is an engraved “2” signifying that this is the number “2” gun of a set. That explains the cartouche on the bbl rib and also an engraved pattern on opening lever. When set was separated, someone removed the numbers “2” from bbls and opening lever. Bore diameter: left – .732, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .045, right – .021. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about all of their fine orig Purdey blue with only slight muzzle & breech end edge wear. Receiver & lockplates retain about all of their orig case colors, moderately faded on fences and bottom, strong & bright on lockplates and in sheltered areas on bottom of receiver. Opening lever & trigger guard with lower tang retain virtually all of their glossy bright blue. Cocked indicator on right lockplate also retains about all of its glossy bright blue. Wood is sound with a minor scratch or two with forearm retaining about all of its fine Purdey oil finish and buttstock retaining a fine, very high quality professionally restored finish from checkering back. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case shows heavy wear with repaired hinge and broken closure strap, missing shoulder strap with open seam in toe. 4-31618 JR488 (15,000-25,000)

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*FINE CASED PAIR OF PURDEY DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS. SN 20167 & 20168. Cal. 12 ga. Lovely old cased pair of Purdeys with 30″ bbls choked identically FULL/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth ribs, sgl beads, ejectors, dbl chopper lumps, assisted opening & dbl triggers. They are nitro proofed 1-1/8 oz. and have 2-1/2″ chambers. Ribs are marked with maker’s name & address with a “1” and a “2” at breech ends which numbers also appear on opening levers & inside forend irons. They have usual 7-pin sidelocks engraved in standard Purdey English rose & scroll patterns with about 75-80% coverage. They have “SAFE” in gold on top tangs. Mounted with highly figured streaky French walnut with checkered splinter forearms & straight hand stocks, 15-5/8″ over checkered butts on wood extensions. Orig LOP is 14-7/8″. They each have a silver initial oval on bottom engraved “D.A.P.” Accompanied by an orig, Purdey, burgundy felt lined, brown leather motor case embossed on lid “D.A.P.” with orig maker’s label inside lid and a 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod. Interior compartments contain a Holland & Holland pewter oil bottle & a nickled brass oil bottle, an ebony handled firing pin busing spanner with one broken tip and a variety of cleaning implements. #20167: Bore diameter: left – .738, right – .733. Bore restrictions: left – .027, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .032. #20168: Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .027, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .026. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight with #20168 bbls: 6 lbs. 15.36 oz. CONDITION: Both shotguns are about very good. #20167: Bbls retain about 95% strong orig blue with thinning over forearm area and a few small scrapes with muzzle & breech end edge wear. #20168: Bbls retain about 90% strong orig blue, thinned over forearm area. Otherwise they have nearly identical wear with receivers & lockplates retaining traces of orig case colors having turned almost completely silver. Wood on both shotuns is sound showing extreme wear but having had great care with only minor nicks & scratches and a small gouge or bruise. Forearm on #20167 has strong checkering while #20168 is worn nearly smooth. Left ejector on #20168 is not working, although hammer cocks & fires, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is extremely fine. 4-32585 JR288 (22,500-32,500)

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*RARE CASED W. & C. SCOTT & SON SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET SN 59379. Cal. 12 ga. Wonderful sidelock Scott dbl with two sets of 30” bbls, one choked FULL/FULL and the other MOD/IMP-CYL. One has an ivory bead and the other a gold bead. Both have crossbolt rib extensions with ejectors & dbl underbites. Both sets of bbls are marked on rib extension “SCOTT’S IMPROVED BOLT”. Right bbls are engraved with maker’s name & address and left bbls are engraved with “MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH’S FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL”. Bottom of all bbls are marked with Whitworth’s name & trademark and Whitworth’s serial number. Bbl flats have black powder proofs. Receiver has rounded edges with full 7-pin sidelocks and receiver & sidelocks are beautifully engraved with about 85-90% coverage very fine English foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name on each side. All appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with very nicely figured straight grain French walnut with two checkered splinter forearms & Scott’s lever latch and straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14” over a collapsed red waffle pad. There is a silver initial oval on bottom. Accompanied by its orig burgundy felt lined leather trunk case with maker’s label in lid overstamped “AGENTS: – WILLIAM READ & SONS, BOSTON”. Tools & implements are missing. MOD/ IMP-CYL BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .734, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .017, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .028. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.36 oz. FULL/FULL BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .735, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .030, right – .033. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .036. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.76 oz. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. One set of bbls retains about 98% strong orig blue with brilliant shiny bores. The other set of bbls retains 95-96% strong orig blue, slightly dulled with bright shiny bores and slight orange peel roughness. Receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Lockplates retain virtually all of their bright orig case colors with some orig shellac covering. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains a smooth hand worn oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Case is very fine with minor water staining on one end with usual nicks & scratches but retains most of its orig finish. Interior shows very light wear with colors bright & strong and a couple of minor moth holes. A fine & scarce desirable set. 4-33651 JR486 (10,000-15,000)

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*FINE H.J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 14159. Cal. 16 ga. Fine English Purdey look-alike with 26-1/8″ steel bbls, choked CYL/CYL with tapered smooth, concave rib, sgl bead, ejectors & dbl underbites. Receiver has full sidelocks with gold lined cocked indicators with Purdey-style fences & dbl triggers. Receiver & lockplates are very beautifully engraved with English-style rose & scroll patterns with each lockplate having an extremely well detailed floral bouquet and maker’s name in a panel on each side. Bottom of receiver has model number. Trigger guard & all appended metal are engraved to match. Mounted with highly figured burl English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2″ over a checkered butt. Bottom of stock has a blank gold initial plate. Bore diameter: left – .670, right – .670. Bore restrictions: left – .000, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .023. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain all of a fine re-blacked finish. Receiver retains 25-30% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Lockplates retain about 70% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Opening lever retains about 90% orig niter blue and trigger guard about 70%. Stock has two small chips back of left lockplate, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-31105 JR226 (5,000-7,000)

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Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Bore diameters currently read Left .627, right .629. These are incorrect. The bore diameters should read: Left .727, right .729.

*CASED H.J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 14216. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English Purdey look-alike with 28″ steel bbls, choked MOD/IMPCYL with tapered smooth, concave rib, sgl bead, ejectors & dbl underbites. Receiver has full sidelocks with gold lined cocked indicators with Purdey-style fences & dbl triggers. Receiver & lockplates are very beautifully engraved with English-style rose & scroll patterns with each lockplate having an extremely well detailed floral bouquet and maker’s name in a panel on each side. Bottom of receiver has model number. Trigger guard & all appended metal are engraved to match. Mounted with highly figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2″ over a checkered horn buttplate. Bottom of stock has a blank gold initial plate. Accompanied by its beautiful orig burgundy felt lined oak & leather trunk case with maker’s label & specification label inside lid. Outside of lid is embossed “O. AMES.”. Bottom is compartmented for shotgun & various parts. Bore diameter: left – .627, right – .629. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .024. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.28 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver & lockplates retain about all of their orig case colors with light wear around bottom edges. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and retaining a dark hand worn patina. Stock with minor nicks & scratches retains a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is very fine with moderate water damage with some leather covering missing on bottom. 4-31104 JR238 (7,500-12,500)

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*FINE FIRST QUALITY SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN MARKED “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. SN 20634. Cal. 12 ga. Very fine Italian made first quality sidelock dbl with 28″ fine steel bbls choked MOD/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, ejectors, dbl chopper lumps & dbl triggers. Rib is engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND, 13 BRUTON STREET, LONDON W”. It has a Holland-style action with assisted opening & 5-pin sidelocks. It is beautifully engraved with Bulino-style vignettes of a Brittany Spaniel & two flushing partridge with a very detailed background field scene signed by “A.M. Brown” on left side. Right side, also signed by Mr. Brown, has a flushing hen & rooster pheasant with a very detailed field scene in background. Balance of receiver has extremely fine English rose & scroll engraving with bouquets of blossoms in various locations. Both lockplates have tiny “HOLLAND & HOLLAND” in raised gold on a ribbon. Trigger guard is right hand and is engraved to match as is all of other appended metal. Mounted with very nicely figured tiger striped English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/4″ over a smooth solid red pad. It has a blank gold initial oval on bottom. Consignor states that Holland & Holland has acknowledged that this shotgun, while bearing their name, was not made by them but by an individual who imported Italian made barreled actions into England, finished them, and had them engraved by English engravers. Of course the well known Alan M. Brown is one of England’s premier engravers with a multiple year waiting list to have work done at great cost. Bbl flats have London proofs to 3-1/4 tons and have 2-3/4″ chambers. Bore diameter: left – .735, right – .733. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .013. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .027. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.72 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain most of their orig fine English blue with some thinning on rib over forearm area. Receiver & lockplates retain about all of their orig factory polish with lower tang a gray metal color. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, another back of right lockplate with a couple of minor chips back of lockplates, otherwise wood is sound & retains about all of its fine orig factory finish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-32764 JR240 (7,500-12,500)

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*ARMSTRONG & CO. SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 43483. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl, number two of a pair, has 28″ steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, doll’s head third bite rib extension, ejectors, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. Top rib has maker’s name & address along with a gold “2”. There is a corresponding gold “2” on opening lever and tip end of forearm. Receiver resembles a Purdey with a scalloped raised edge around back radius of fences and scalloped reinforcements around sides. It has full 7-pin sidelock with cocked indicators and is beautifully engraved in fine English rose & scroll patterns with about 85% coverage. It has maker’s name in a small ribbon on each lockplate and all appended metal is engraved to match. Bbl flats are nitro proofed to 1-1/8 oz. Mounted with streaky, straight grain French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over a serrated horn buttplate and a 1-1/4″ extension that has been added. There is a small rectangular repair near bottom and it has a blank silver oval initial plate. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Bore diameter: left – .734, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6.72 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a fine English re-black with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has case colors in sheltered areas being mostly turned silver. Trigger guard & opening lever retain most of their restored finish. Wood, as noted, is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59880 JR267 (4,000-6,000)

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*FINE JOSEPH LANG & SON DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 8561. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 28″ steel bbls, choked FULL/CYL with tapered concave, smooth rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl underbites. It has a full sidelock receiver with cocked indicators and is lightly decorated with maker’s name on each side. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised side panels, 14-5/8″ over a checkered butt. Accompanied by its orig burgundy felt lined trunk case with maker’s label in lid & compartmented in bottom for shotgun, various tools & implements. Bore diameter: left – .726, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .031, right – .001. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .039. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1.28 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a restored rust blue finish. Receiver is mostly case colors turned silver with left lockplate retaining most of its orig case colors, fading to silver. Right lockplate has traces of case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with forearm a dark hand worn finish showing heavy wear. Buttstock with freshened checkering has a couple of hairlines back of top tang and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is poor with both ends of lid missing and all of the exterior covering missing. Interior is lightly soiled with some moth damage and front handle & all of attachments are missing. 4-31103 JR237 (4,000-7,000)

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WONDERFUL JOHN DICKSON & SON ROUND ACTION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 3891. Cal. 12 ga. Wonderful old Dickson with 26″ sleeved steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, third bite rib extension, extractor & dbl underbite with dbl triggers. Top rib is marked with maker’s name & address and engraved with a large “2” which number is also found on opening lever & inside forend iron as well as on bottom tang. All metal is engraved in wonderful, extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Fences have a tapered rib around back radius and top tang has a gold rectangle marked “SAFE” and also has gold cocked indicators. Orig Damascus bbls were cut at about 3-1/4″ and steel bbls, which are serial numbered to action, with all matching numbers everywhere, were fitted. Mounted with wonderful, streaky, honey & chocolate, marblecake Circassian walnut with a full checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock, 14-1/4″ over a thick serrated hard rubber buttplate. There is a blank silver initial oval on bottom. Bbl flats are nitro proofed to three tons and are marked 2-1/2″. Chambers measure 2-3/4″. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .037, right – .023. Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .033. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6.4 oz. CONDITION: Fine, bbls as noted. Bbls retain 97-98% wonderful English rust blue with only faint muzzle & breech edge wear. Receiver is a gray metal color and trigger guard retains about all of its restored finish. Stock has a repaired crack through wrist and forearm has a replaced long sliver at tip which needs re-gluing and has a few chips from edges, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59882 JR276 (4,000-7,000)

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*CASED SPECTACULAR MASSIVE HOLLAND & HOLLAND BIG BORE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 28777. Cal. 8 Bore. Fine Holland & Holland with 32″ steel bbls, tapered concave smooth rib with sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension & dbl underbites with extractors & dbl triggers. Bottom flats of bbls are nitro proofed and marked “2-1/4”. Receiver & hand-detachable peninsula lockplates have light border decorations with maker’s name on each lockplate. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and Prince of Wales round knob stock, 14-1/2″ over an old solid red pad. Lockplate screw is marked “HOLLAND’S PATENT” and it has platinum line cocked indicators. Top of bbls are marked with maker’s name on right side and the New Bond Street address on left side. Accompanied by a wonderful Huey oak & leather, rose ultra-suede lined trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun, a pair of nickeled snap caps, a brass screw-top parts bottle, a Dixon pewter oil bottle, two ebony & brass turn screws, an ebony & brass brush and an ebony & brass handle for the 2-pc brass cleaning rod. There are three covered compartments & one open compartment for forearm. Top of case has a blank initial plate. Also accompanied by eight RMC hand turned brass cartridge cases. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 13 lbs. 13.12 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig fine rust blue with a minor scratch or so. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading on sides & bottom. Trigger guard has some fine pitting near tip of tang. Wood is sound with freshened checkering and retains about all of a wonderful professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case appears new. 4-59895 JR233 (40,000-50,000)

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*FINE GEORGE BATES BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 3169. Cal. 410. Lightweight 28″ bbls, IMP. CYL/MOD with smooth, tapered, concave rib and single sighting bead, ejectors and dbl triggers. Mounted with highly figured Circassian walnut having checkered splintered forend and straight grip stock with 14-1/8″ pull to a serrated wood butt. Receiver is beautifully engraved with 50-60% coverage of fine foliate arabesque patterns with appended metal pieces and parts engraved to match. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Drop at heel: 1-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 4lbs 5oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95-98% of their beautiful restored blue with minor wear at muzzles and a couple of very minor handling marks. Receiver retains nearly all of its professionally restored case coloring with bottom plate and trigger guard retaining most of the restored finish. Wood is sound and retains nearly all of its professionally restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright with just some very minor pitting. 4-32844 BT107 (5,000-8,000)

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*CASED W.J. JEFFERY SMALL FRAME DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 29114. Cal. 410. Dainty little dbl with 26″ bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, ejectors & dbl underbites. It is nitro proofed and has 2-1/2″ chambers. Boxlock receiver is very nicely engraved with about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with very nicely figured streaky French walnut with dainty checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14″ over a serrated butt. It has a blank initial oval on bottom. Accompanied by its orig leather trunk casing with a brass nameplate in top engraved in script “Bob Timberlake”. It has maker’s label in lid and is lined with green felt, compartmented in bottom for shotgun & bbls with a pair of nickeled snap caps and compartments for other implements. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 4 lbs. 3.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls & wood retain about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver retains case colors in very sheltered areas with balance having turned silver. Trigger guard retains most of a restored finish. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with some light frosting in front of chambers. Case shows moderate wear and is dark & stained with light moth damage to interior along with light soil & wear. 4-31096 JR245 (5,000-8,000)

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*C.S. ROSSON & CO. SMALL FRAME DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 3377. Cal. 410. Tiny boxlock dbl with 27″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, extractor, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. It has a small boxlock receiver with light border decorations & rosettes around two of pins. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed English walnut with tiny checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock, 14-3/8″ over a serrated wood butt. Bbl flats are nitro proofed and marked 2-1/2″. Chambers measure 2-9/16″. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 4 lbs. 1.92 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 98-99% of a fine restored rust blue with some scattered fine pitting under forearm area and one tiny spot on each muzzle. Receiver is a gray-brown patina and floorplate & trigger guard retain most of a restored blue. Wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-31095 JR275 (3,000-5,000)

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*J. WILKES SMALL FRAME DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 4509. Cal. 28 ga. Fine little field gun with 27-5/8″ bbls choked MOD/CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, third bite rib extension, dbl underbite & dbl triggers. Top rib is marked with maker’s name & address. It has boxlock Webley style receiver & has about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name on each side. Top tang has a gold or brass inlay marked “SAFE”. Mounted with a replacement, very highly figured, marblecake, honey & chocolate Circassian walnut stock & its orig horn insert checkered English walnut splinter forearm. Stock is straight hand, 13-7/8″ over a thin solid pad. There is a blank silver oval initial on bottom. Bore diameter: left – .563, right – .561. Bore restrictions: left – .022, right – .000. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 6.4 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 98-99% of a fine professionally restored rust blue finish. Receiver & appended metal are a cleaned silver/gray patina & wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear & retaining a hand worn patina. Stock has a bruise in left wrist and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59876 JR274 (5,000-7,000)

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*CASED COGSWELL & HARRISON DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 24688. Cal. 16 ga. Fine English dbl with 26″ steel bbls choked FULL/CYL with tapered, swamped concave smooth rib, sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl lugs. Boxlock receiver, with assisted opening, is very nicely engraved with about 60% foliate arabesque patterns and maker’s name on each side. It has relief carved fences with a sgl non-selective trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured English walnut with a checkered splinter forearm with Parker-style forend tip & straight stock, 14″ over an Old English pad. Bottom of stock has a blank initial oval. Accompanied by its orig blue felt lined, brown leather trunk case with “M.L.” embossed on lid. Compartmented in bottom for shotgun, pair of orig nickeled snap caps, a 2-pc ebony & brass cleaning rod with implements. It has orig maker’s label in lid. Bore diameter: left – .665, right – .671. Bore restrictions: left – .041, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain a strong dark rust blue and receiver is a cleaned metal finish. Opening lever, floorplate & trigger guard retain most of their restored finish. Wood is sound with checkering showing moderate wear, freshened on stock & overall retains about all of its restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case, with its relined interior, is fine. 4-59884 JR225 (3,500-4,500)

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*SPECTACULAR & EXTREMELY RARE ANSLEY H. FOX GRADE M SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 400476. Cal. 12 ga. One of only nine Grade M shotguns ever built at Fox in period April 1921 through June 1932. According to the book A.H. Fox, McIntosh, this shotgun was last M-Grade shipped which occurred on June 16, 1932, but note this is a Philadelphia made gun. This model of the Fox shotgun was the epitome of the American Gun Maker’s art and was the equivalent of the very rare Fox F-Grade dbl bbl and contemporary of the very highest grades Parker & LC Smith shotguns. It is described as having a 32″ Chromox Fluid Steel bbl with flat matted ventilated rib, half ivory front bead & ivory middle bead with maker’s name & address engraved on left side over the name “JOHN L. ENNIS”. Receiver is spectacularly engraved, probably by William H. Gough, with full coverage, very fine, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. It has flat scalloped gold border inlay around back edges with dash & dot gold border with gold wire around front edge. Hinge pin is also inlaid with a spoked wheel flat gold inlay. Right side & top of receiver have flat gold inlaid acanthus leaves with maker’s name in flat gold on each side. Bottom front of receiver has two flat gold flying pigeons and trigger plate has a dash & dot gold border. Trigger bow has a gold wire border in Moorish pattern. Bottom tang has serial number in gold and opening lever has a rose blossom and two buds with stems & leaves in gold. Top tang also has full coverage matching engraving as does forend iron. Sides of bbl reinforcement and about 2-1/2″ of bbl are engraved to match with flat gold inlays and top of bbl, over chamber area, is hand matted. Bbl flat, water table & inside forend iron have the serial number engraved, accompanied by an “M”. Mounted with very nicely figured streaky French walnut with tiger striping and has a long forearm, fully checkered, with Fleur-de-lis and ribbon carving and a straight hand stock, checkered & carved extensively with raised side panels, also checkered & carved with the front section matted. It is 14-1/4″ over leather faced, solid red pad. It has a gold initial shield on bottom engraved “JLE”. Water table is beautifully jeweled. Accompanied by a letter from John T. Callahan, Arms Historian for Fox Shotguns, fully identifying this shotgun basically as found with Silvers recoil pad. It was shipped June 16, 1932 on Invoice #10377 and consigned to J.L. Galef Co. of New York City. Bore diameter: .726, Bore restriction: .024. Wall thickness: .072. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. .96 oz. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, has been fired but retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong bright blue on bbl and bright yet subtle case colors on receiver with some edge wear and turning dark on bottom & trigger plate. Trigger guard retains about 60-70% strong bright case colors and about half of top tang has turned silver. Wood is sound with forearm retaining virtually all of its orig hand rubbed oil finish showing very light checkering wear. Buttstock has a professionally restored finish from checkering back. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31528 JR438 (30,000-45,000)

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*VERY RARE ITHACA KNICK MODEL SOUSA GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 401036. Cal. 12 ga. Named after famous composer who was a well known celebrity trap shooter, this beautiful shotgun has 32″ bbl choked FULL with flat tapered matted ventilated rib with Ray-Bar front sight & ivory middle bead. It has side reinforcements engraved “ITHACA GUN CO.” on left and “ITHACA N.Y. U.S.A.” on right with dbl bite extensions & ejector. Receiver is spectacularly engraved with vignettes of a deep relief raised gold pointer on left side, a deep relief raised gold setter on right side, both in field scenes and a deep relief raised gold duck over water with marsh grass in foreground. Trigger guard has Sousa grade logo of a deep relief raised gold nude mermaid, all surrounded by extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends over bbl reinforcements and about 4″ up bbl and about 5″ on sides of rib. It has checkered gold plated trigger. Mounted with extremely beautiful feather crotch & shell grain American walnut with Ithaca’s trademark black insert carved & checkered, tapered target forearm and extensively carved & checkered pistol grip buttstock with scalloped carved & checkered raised side panels, 14-1/2″ over a presentation model Pachmayr Whiteline pad. It has a fluted horn grip cap & a blank gold initial shield on bottom. Water table has serial number along with “SOUSA 12″. These famous shotguns were used for many years beginning in the early 1900’s and are still being used to great effect. Such luminaries as John Phillip Sousa, Annie Oakley & many others also used them in competition & exhibitions. Accompanied by a Pedersen gold fleece lined, brown vinyl case. Bore diameter: 731. Bore restrictions: .040. Wall thickness: .035. Drop at heel: 1-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/8”. Weight: 8 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains virtually all of its clean bright rust blue and receiver all of its strong brilliant case colors. Water table & standing breech have fine, light nicks & dings with case colors down in them, however it does not appear to have been refinished as engraving & gold are crisp with their orig fine details. Trigger guard retains all of its strong bright blue. Wood is sound with a couple of minor nicks & scratches & retains about all of its fine orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is fine. 4-32895 JR297 (20,000-25,000)

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*PARKER A1 SPECIAL UPGRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN 2-BBL SET. SN 222252. Cal. 20 ga. & 12 ga. Trap gun with two 32” bbls numbered “1” and “2” respectively, which have added “PEERLESS” steel marks. Both with raised arrow engraved, flat, ventilated ribs with dbl ivory beads and ejector. The 12 ga. rib is engraved with maker’s name & address. The 20 ga. rib does not have the maker’s name & address. The 20 ga. bbl is tubed down from an orig 12 ga. bbl with the orig bbl cut to 14-1/4” and sleeved to its current length with an appropriate sized ejector installed. Mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain, checkered, American walnut with two elaborately carved & checkered beavertail forearms & pistol grip stock with raised carved fleur-de-lis checkered side panels and Monte Carlo comb, 13-3/4” over a Pachmayr waffle pad. Grip cap has a gold inscription plate in the hard rubber grip cap engraved “HENRY AUSTIN / CHAMPAIGN ILLINOIS”. Receiver has full coverage A1 Special style engraving by Rungee, consisting of floral bouquets on both sides and bottom surrounded by extremely fine, foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger guard has serial number in gold. Engraving extends over entire bbl reinforcements on both sides. BBL #1: Bore diameter: .621. Bore restriction: .021. Wall thickness: .038. BBL #2: Bore diameter: .733. Bore restriction: .030. Wall thickness: .068. Drop at heel: 1-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight with 20 ga. bbls: 8 lbs. .32 oz. Accompanied by an olive, fleece lined, black leatherette covered case, compartmented in bottom for three bbls and in the top for the stocked receiver. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a fine, professionally restored finish to both metal & wood, probably by Del Grego. Bbl blue is strong & bright with some fine pitting on each side of muzzle of 20 ga. bbl and a small spot of pitting at the breech end on left side. The 12 ga. bbl also has a small spot of pitting on left side at breech end from laying in the case in a damp climate. Receiver & forend irons retain bright, cyanide case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks, with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is fine. 4-31088 JJ30 (7,500-12,500)

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*RARE OGDEN SMITH’S & HUSSEY SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 6001. Cal. 12 ga. Beautiful English trap gun with 32″ bbl with flat, hand-matted ventilated rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension & ejector. Bbl has maker’s name on one side & address on other. Receiver has appearance of a dbl bbl but is made only for sgl bbl. It has a narrow rib around back radius of fences with reinforced sides & full 7-pin lockplates with cocked indicator. Receiver & lockplates have full coverage engraving of foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a panel on each side. Bottom has a panel marked “PATENT EJECTOR”. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold & all appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with an added comb and has a beautiful perch belly checkered target forearm with lever latch and a blank gold oval. Stock is straight hand with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2″ over a Pachmayr trap pad with black & white extensions. Bottom has a large blank gold initial oval. Bore diameter: .731. Bore restriction: .042. Wall thickness: .040. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.84 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, stock as noted. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, slightly faded elsewhere. Trigger guard & opening lever retain most of their orig blue. Wood is sound with forearm retaining virtually all of its fine orig finish and buttstock retaining orig finish from comb forward and restored finish from comb back. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31609 JR282 (6,000-10,000)

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*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE FOX GRADE CSE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. SN 35. Cal. 12 ga. This storied shotgun was built in 1905 for Fox Company Director, Louis H. Eisenlohr. Mr. Eisenlohr, in addition to being one of the directors of the Fox Shotgun Company, was a entrepreneur of some note, owning a cigar company with his brothers in Philadelphia. This spectacular shotgun has two sets of bbls, one 28”(#1) choked FULL/FULL and No. 2 is 30” (#2) choked FULL/FULL. Both sets of bbls have tapered concave matted ribs with dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extensions & ejectors. The 28” bbls have the std company roll mark of “KRUPP FLUID STEEL MADE BY” on right side and “A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA” on left side. The 30” bbls are engraved “KRUPP FLUID STEEL MADE TO ORDER” on right side and “BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. U.S.A.” on left side. Bbl flats of #1 bbls are simply marked “35 BC” and inside of ejectors are marked “35”. Bbl flats of #2 bbls are marked “D 35 / 2” and inside of ejectors are stamped “35 /2”. Inside forend irons are marked identically to their respective bbls with #1 forearm being roll marked and #2 forearm engraved. Both are marked “PATENTS / PENDING”. The edges of bbl flats are nicely scraped for oil retention. Water table has lightly stamped “1905” Patent date and “OTHER PATENTS PENDING”. The serial number and “CS” are also stamped on water table with the “C” being very deeply stamped. Patent date stampings, being so light, were probably stamped after the frame was case hardened. Receiver & appended metal are very beautifully & unusually engraved in extremely fine foliate & floral arabesque patterns with tiny game scenes of a quail on left fence and a woodcock on right fence with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Forward relieved areas of sides of frame have a flower blossom surrounded by arabesque patterns and the ends of hinge pin have geometric patterns. Bottom of receiver has a large vignette of two bird dogs in a very detailed scene with partial punch dot background. Trigger bow is engraved in extraordinarily fine foliate arabesque patterns and inlaid in script flat gold “Louis H. Eisenlohr” with a tapered gold line underneath. Trigger guard has serial number engraved and there is a line just above trigger guard screw. Engraving extends about 2-3/4” over chambers on 28” bbls and about 2-1/2” on 30” bbls. Mounted with extremely beautiful, very highly figured, streaky French or circassian walnut with fine, full coverage checkered splinter forearms with the one for bbl #1 having a wide band at back edge and a wide band around latch. The latch & all forend iron have a fine high polish blue. Bbl #2 forearm has full coverage with only narrow bands of uncheckered wood. The latch & all forend iron on this forearm are case colored. Buttstock has checkered raised side panels with a long rnd knob Prince of Wales grip and is 14” over a solid red pad. This shotgun is extensively covered in A.H. Fox. . The Finest Gun in the World, McIntosh, in full color on pp. 20, 75, 308 & 317, along with a lengthy written discussion wherein Mr. McIntosh states that this shotgun is undoubtedly authentic and a higher than “C” grade. The “CS”, as stamped on water table, he speculates may stand for “C Special” or “Custom Special”. He also states that this is the earliest gun of which he is aware that has ejectors. He says that the engraving is of a quality consistent with the later, higher grade guns including the very rare “F” grades. This shotgun was also extensively covered in a 10-page article in The Double Gun Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 1, Spring 2001 by David J. Noreen titled “Number 35”. There are numerous full color photographs by William Headrick. Mr. Noreen discusses the history of the Fox Company and goes into great detail in discussing this shotgun and names it the second finest Fox that he has ever seen with the “finest workmanship I’ve seen on an Ansley H. Fox gun”. He says that he finds it “much more attractive than the later Gough raised gold specials” and that it is very similar to C. William Hayward’s “E” grade Philadelphia Arms Company gun, shown in The Double Gun Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1. Accompanied by three pieces of Eisenlohr Cigar Company memorabilia and a photograph. 1) Metal sign, 19-1/2” x 9-1/4”, with yellow background and red & black lettering advertising “CINCO” cigars. 2) Tin cigar box, 8-1/8” x 5” x 1-1/8” with blue, red & gold paint with same advertisement. 3) Metal penny matchbox cover with “OTTO EISENLOHR BROS. INC.” for the Henrietta brand; both sides are open for access to striker. 4) Small framed photograph of a very early motor yacht named “ELF” at anchorage with ice on rigging. This was Louis Eisenlohr’s private yacht. It was apparently loaned to or commandeered by the U.S. Government and became the U.S.S. Elf 1917-1919. BBLS #1: Bore diameter: left – .721, right – .721. Bore restrictions: left – .032, right – .032. Wall thickness: left – .042, right – .043. Weight: 7 lbs. 7.04 oz. BBLS #2: Bore diameter: left – .728, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .036. Wall thickness: left – .039, right – .037. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.16 oz. .Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. No. 1 bbls retain about 98% of a fine rust blue finish that may be an extremely fine professional restoration with some thinning & dulling about mid-point just forward of forearm with some very fine pitting on bbl extension and left ejector with some very fine scratches on left side. No. 2 bbls retain about same amount of blue that appears to be original, also thinned over forearm area. Both sets of bbls have brilliant shiny bores. Receiver retains 30-40% orig case colors, moderately faded, stronger in sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Trigger guard retains about 60% thin orig blue. Stock has a tiny repaired sliver back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a beautiful, professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine. Tin sign has four small holes on right side & a hole in all 4 corners with some minor edge damage not really affecting overall image. Cigar box has a small dent in lid with some minor soil. Matchbox cover is nicked & scratched showing moderate wear. Photograph is fine. 4-32578 JR620 (75,000-125,000)

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Revised: 10/19/2007

Correction) Chambers are 2″.

*BEAUTIFUL A.H. FOX CE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 302318. Cal. 16 ga. Wonderful Philadelphia Fox with 30″ Chromox fluid compressed steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Receiver is beautifully engraved with vignettes of two quail on left side, two woodcock on right side & setter on bottom surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name on each side and appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut with black insert, checkered, splinter forearm and round knob semi-pistol grip stock with checkered raised side panels, 14-5/8″ over an old Jostam pad. Bore diameter: left – .665, right – .663. Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .033. Wall thickness: left – .039, right – .047. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only very faint muzzle & breech end edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its bright orig case colors with some faint sharp edge wear and a small scrape on each bottom edge. Trigger guard retains most of its orig bright factory blue. Wood is sound with a couple of small bruises and minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-31587 JR271 (6,000-9,000)

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*OUTSTANDING AH FOX A GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 27358. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbl FULL/FULL with 2-1/2″ chambers with std fox rib with two beads. Gun has standard splinter forend, dbl triggers, extractors and round knob pistol grip stock with vintage Hawkins pad having 14-1/2″ length of pull. Bore diameter: left-.728, right-.728. Bore restrictions: left-.036, right-.036 . Wall thickness: left-.036, right-.041 . Drop at heel: 2-3/4″ , drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7lbs 11oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all original blue with only a couple of very minor scratches. Receiver retains nearly all of its original case colors with just a little thinning at the balance point. Both forend and butt stock retain fine, original finish with only minor handling marks. This is truly an outstanding early A-grade Fox. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-59850 BT2 (2,500-4,000)

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*PHILADELPHIA MADE AH FOX STERLINGWORTH SN 260929. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbls choked IMP. CYL/MOD 2-1/2″ chambers with tapered concave matted rib and single sighting bead, double triggers and extractors. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered splintered forend and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left -.019, right -.010. Wall thickness: left-.029, right -.030. Bore diameter: left -.620, right -.620. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″ Weight 5 lbs, 14 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 93-95% original blueing with just a few light rust marks. Receiver has 75-80% strong case coloring with only balance point silvering due to light carry wear. Trigger guard has 90% original blue. Stocks are fine with 90% original varnish showing just normal modest hunting use. Buttplate and pistol grip cap are clean and unchipped. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are shiny. 4-33535 BT18 (2,000-3,000)

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FANTASTIC CASED MIDDLE GRADE COLT MODEL 1878 HAMMER DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 14738. Cal. 10 ga. This fabulous shotgun has 32″ Damascus bbls with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension & dbl underbites. It has back action locks with very gracefully curved, high spur hammers and a long opening lever. Receiver & lockplates are very tastefully engraved with about 30% coverage foliate arabesque patterns & a rosette around center pin on each lockplate. It has maker’s name on each side. All appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with very highly figured French walnut with checkered black insert schnable tip splinter forearm and bulbous round knob pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a rampant Colt logo hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this shotgun with weight of 10 lbs., engraving at $2.85 and under special features, “furnished with a doll’s head rib extension and $85.00 worth of enhancements”. It was shipped Oct. 7, 1882 to Hartley & Graham, NY, NY in a one gun shipment. Also accompanied by what is probably part of the $85.00 worth of enhancements is a wonderful English style oak & leather, burgundy felt lined trunk case with “J.W. BEEKMAN, JR. / NEW YORK” embossed on the lid. Case is of tan leather with brass corner reinforcements and is compartmented in the bottom for shotgun, a round glass Hawksley oil bottle & compartments containing two ebony handled turn screws, a brass & ebony 1-pc cleaning rod with separate ebony & brass handle, a complete set of reloading tools with a Hawksley stuck & broken shell remover, powder & shot measures, an ebony tamper & various cleaning implements. Bore diameter: left – .774, right – .776. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .022. Wall thickness: left – .057, right – .054. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 0.96 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Damascus pattern in bbls & ribs is crisp & bright & untouched with only faint muzzle & breech end edge wear. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors, slightly faded on bottom. Opening lever & trigger guard retain virtually all of their bright niter blue. Forend iron retains about all of its bright orig case colors with bright niter blue on latch. Wood is sound with a few scattered minor handling & storage mars and retains virtually all of its extremely fine orig factory hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case has a few spots of water stain & oil splatters on top, otherwise exterior is fine although a little dry, in need of treatment. Interior is lightly faded with light soil & a few spots of minor moth damage. Carrying handle has broken on one end. 4-31094 JR295 (25,000-45,000)

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BEAUTIFUL REMINGTON MODEL 1894 DEO GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 131938. Cal. 12 ga. Wonderful high grade Remington with 30″ Ordnance steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered flat matted rib, sgl bead, rib extension third bite with ejectors & dbl triggers. Right bbl is engraved “REMINGTON ARMS CO.” and left bbl is engraved “ILION, N.Y. U.S.A. / ORDNANCE”. Bottom of bbls are coded on one side with two slashes and other side with three slashes both followed by a “0 / XII / E” with other proof marks and a variety of numbers on bottom of bbl lug. Receiver is wonderfully engraved with two flying woodcock on left side, a flying grouse & a walking grouse on right side, surrounded with extremely beautiful foliate & floral arabesque patterns with shaded background. Floorplate & appended metal are all engraved with extremely fine, well turned foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, marble cake, honey & chocolate French walnut with a fully checkered & ribbon carved splinter forearm with scalloped back edge and a semi-pistol grip stock with fluted horn cap and raised checkered arrowhead side panels, 14-1/8″ over a serrated horn buttplate. There is a blank silver oval initial plate on bottom. Only a few of these fine high grade Remingtons survive today and few of these with any condition at all. Accompanied by what is probably its orig burgundy leather leg-o-mutton case with purple felt lining. Bore diameter: left – .727, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .042. Wall thickness: left – .039, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.76 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only a couple of small mars on rib and a few tiny light spots on bbls. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Opening lever & trigger guard retain most of their bright niter blue with trigger guard & bottom tang somewhat thin. Wood is sound showing light wear on stock with a little heavier wear on forend checkering with light handling & use marks and some small scrapes on right side of buttstock and overall retains most of its fine orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores. Case is overall sound with a flexed hinge & worn edges with all of carrying straps & handles broken & missing. 4-32916 JR253 (7,500-12,500)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1894 A GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 108145. Cal. 12 ga. Massive and over-bored 30″ Damascus steel bbls, choked FULL/FULL, with tapered flat game rib, single silver bead, and 3rd bite extension, extractors and dbl triggers. Maker’s name is rolled on the rib and sides of unadorned receiver. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered splinter forend and semi-pistol grip stock 13-7/8″ to a factory hard rubber buttplate. Drop at heel: 3.0″. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Bore diameter: left – .749″ right – .750″. Bore restrictions: left – .045″ right – .045″. Wall thickness: left – .035″ right – .034″. Weight: 8 lbs. 10.6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their vibrant Damascus pattern and orig brown finish with only very slight thinning at the muzzle. Very slight bruise to the top rib approx 12″ from the muzzle. Receiver and triggerguard retains 85% bright case colors with some fading occurring on the bottom metal and trigger bow with the balance turning to silver. Wood is sound with only the lightest handling marks and storage dings, retaining virtually all factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are shiny with several light to moderate pits in the right tube. 4-33567 WD15 (1,500-2,500)

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SCARCE CASED REMINGTON-WHITMORE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 3750. Cal. 10 ga. Scarce shotgun with only a few thousand made in the period 1874-1882. It has 28″ steel bbls with tapered concave smooth rib & sgl bead. Rib is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y.” It has undecorated receiver, lockplates & hammers with a case colored lifting lever and is mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with checkered splinter forearm secured with a sgl wedge and straight hand stock, 13-7/8″ over a smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by an orig walnut casing with green felt lining, compartmented for shotgun & bbls, with an open compartment containing cleaning tools, a stuck shell extractor, a spring & a couple of screws. PROVENANCE: Richard Oliver Auctions; Jack Appel Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 65-70% thin orig blue with fine chemical spotting which, in some places, has fine pitting. Receiver retains traces of orig case colors with balance turned silver and mottled dark colors. Lockplates & hammers retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded. Lifter opening lever retains most of its orig case colors, lightly faded. Wood is sound & crisp with minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with scattered light pitting. Case has a grain check in lid, otherwise is sound showing storage nicks & scratches and has had mortised lock & tenon removed. Lining is moderately faded & soiled with some moth damage. 4-59597 JR244 (2,500-4,000)

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*L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN FWS8896. Cal. 410. Fine little dbl with 26″ Armor steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with flat tapered matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Receiver is undecorated and has maker’s name on each lockplate. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with flat checkered splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1.6 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig dark blue. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with heavily crazed and retains about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59756 JR246 (4,000-6,000)

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3197

*FINE L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN FWE8854. Cal. 20 ga. Hunter Arms L.C. Smith with 28″ Nitro steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads (center bead broken), crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Lockplates & receiver are very nicely engraved with vignette of two quail on left side and a flying duck on right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with light patterns at breech end of bbls. Appended metal is engraved to match. Bottom tang is engraved “S / S”. Mounted with very nicely figured feather crotch American walnut with black insert checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock, 14″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left – .613, right – .614. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .017. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .046. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.2 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 92-94% strong orig blue with light wear on sides of chambers and a few nicks about mid-point on right bbl. Lockplates retain 75-80% light case colors & receiver about 30% faded case colors with balance a bright silver. Trigger guard retains about 85% orig bright blue. Stock has a chip & hairline back of top tang and a hairline back of each lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains 75-80% of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59840 JR273 (4,000-6,000)

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3198

*L.C. SMITH GRADE 2E DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 204701. Cal. 16 ga. Fine Hunter Arms dbl with 26″ crown steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, matted concave rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & Hunter One-trigger. Lockplates are nicely engraved with a quail on left side and duck on right side with light foliate arabesque patterns. Receiver has light border patterns with light foliate arabesque patterns on bottom & on trigger guard. Forend iron is engraved to match. On left side of frame, under lockplate, is stamped “2E”. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with kidney shaped checkered beavertail forearm & half pistol grip stock, 13-1/2″ over an old crystallized Whiteline pad. Grip cap is silver and engraved “DR. J.W. CONOVER III / ABSECON, N.J.” Bore diameter: left – .663, right – .662. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.68 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain about 90% strong orig blue with a series of light scrapes over left chamber area. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their case colors turned silver with a few small spots of discoloration. There are a few tiny chips around lockplates, otherwise wood is sound and retains 75-80% of an old restored finish. Checkering shows moderate wear. Left ejector is a little weak, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59764 JR227 (1,500-2,500)

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3199

*OUTSTANDING LC SMITH FIELD GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN SN FW196366. Cal. 12 ga. featherweight, 28″ bbls MOD/FULL 2-3/4″ chambers,double trigger and extractors. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered forend and pistol grip stock with 14″ over hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left -.036, right -.025. Wall thickness: left-.037 , right -.037. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″ Weight 7 lbs, 5 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun showing to be nearly unfired. Bbl blue is 98-99% with only minor case wear at muzzle and chamber area. Top with raised, tapered rib with duel sighting beads. Stock is like new with 98% of original varnish as well as forend. Receiver retains 98-99% of brilliant original case coloring. Trigger has 95% of original factory blue. This is an extremely fine example of a LC Smith featherweight field grade shotgun. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bores. 4-33529 BT19 (1,500-2,500)

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3200

*RARE PARKER BROS. VH .410 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 234931. .410 GA. Desirable VH grade shotgun built on lightweight OOO frame with 26″ Vulcan steel bbls, choked IMP. CYL./ MOD with tapered and concave game rib with original Parker single silver bead and doll’s head extension. Gun has double triggers and extractors. Receiver is engraved in the standard VH pattern with the maker’s name on the sides with lightly stylized border decoration. Mounted with nicely figured checkered American walnut with splinter forearm and factory ball grip stock with blank silver initial shield. Stock measures just a hair under 14″ to a vintage red Hawkins recoil pad. Drop at heel 2-3/4″, drop at comb 1-5/8″. Water table of the receiver has lightening cuts typical of OOO frame guns. Weight 5lbs 8.9oz. Accompanied by a Parker Gun Collector’s Assn. letter confirming the above and indicates shipment Sept. 24, 1930. Letter also indicates gun was restocked at the factory and reshipped on Feb. 12, 1931. In 1930, the Parker catalog list its price as $87.00. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 98% original bright blue finish with only light thinning at the muzzle and minor nicks from handling and storage. Receiver retains 60-65% fading original silvering case colors. Vivid colors exist in the sheltered areas of the receiver. Trigger bow retains traces of blue. Forend metal is smooth gray with bright case colors internally. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and dings from normal field use,retaining most of its factory finish with some thinning at the grip. It appears as if a very light touch up has been rubbed into the back half of the stock many years ago. Mechanics are crisp, screws are clean, bores bright and shiny, bbls ring true. 4-32839 WD51 (20,000-30,000)

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3201

*DESIRABLE PARKER BROS. VHE 28 GA DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 230313. 28 GA. Scarce VHE grade gun built on OO frame with 26″ Vulcan steel bbls choked IMP. CYL./MOD with tapered concave game rib with original Parker single silver bead, doll’s head extension. Gun has double triggers and automatic ejectors. Mounted in fine American walnut with checkered splinter forend and capped pistol grip stock. Receiver is engraved in the standard VH pattern with the maker’s name on each side and a light stylized border decoration. 14″ to a factory Dog’s Head buttplate. Drop at heel 2.0″; drop at comb 1-3/4″. Bore diameter left .552″, right .554″; choke restriction left .008, right .020. Water table has standard lightening cuts as typically found on OO frame guns. Weight 5lbs 10.6oz. Superb handling qualities. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 98% of bright blue factory finish with just the slightest thinning at the muzzle and breech edges. Receiver retains approx. 60-65% original silvery case colors with some vivid colors showing in protected areas. Trigger bow retains some original blue, the balance turning silver in the tang area. Forend metal shows areas of fading case color with the balance turning silver with vibrant colors internally. A tiny 1 cm circular crack has started at the back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound retaining most factory original finish with some thinning at the grip area of the stock from normal handling. Associated light handling marks evident with only one darkened rub along the right cheek of the stock. Forend appears to have had some very light touch up finish rubbed in some time ago. Mechanics are crisp,screws are clean, bores bright and shiny. 4-32840 WD50 (20,000-30,000)

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3202

*PARKER BROS GHE SKEET GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 238524. 20 Ga. Rare Skeet gun built on a O frame with 28″ Parker Special steel bbls choked SKEET-IN/SKEET-OUT with tapered concave game rib and twin ivory beads and doll’s head extension. Single selective trigger and automatic ejectors. Mounted in full figured checkered feather crotch walnut with beaver tail forend and straight hand stock with 2 screw tang, each bearing the serial number of the gun. It has a blank silver initial shield on bottom of stock. Receiver is engraved in a typical GH pattern with game scene vignettes of duck on the left side, quail on the right side and pheasants on the floor plate, all surrounded in delicate scroll work. Maker’s name is engraved on the bottom of the receiver. 14″ over a black solid pad and spacer from the rear trigger position. Drop at heel 2-1/8″, drop at comb 1-1/2″. Bore diameter left .635″, right .633″; Choke restriction left .010″, right .005″; Wall thickness left .029″, right .026″; Weight 6lbs 14.7oz. Accompanied by a copied Remington Arms serial number IBM card confirming the above and indicating ship date of November 27, 1936. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Barrels retain 97% bright original blue with minor handling marks and some thinning at the muzzle. Receiver retains 65-70% silvery original case colors which are vivid in protected areas. Forend metal has turned to smooth gray with vivid colors internally. Trigger bow and guard show some blue with the balance turning to gray. Screws are clean. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bores bright and shiny, bbls ring true. 4-32841 WD49 (9,000-15,000)

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3203

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 217860. Cal. 20 ga. Built on an “O” frame with 26″ Titanic steel bbls choked CYL/CYL with tapered, matted concave rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Receiver is engraved in usual “D” patterns with a bird dog on each side & four pheasant on floor plate, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with center feather crotch cut American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14″ over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Accompanied by a Parker letter identifying this shotgun as having been started in July 1926. It is recorded as having 28″ bbls with straight grip, 13-7/8″ pull with a drop at heel of 2-1/2″ and at comb of 1-1/2″ and weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. Bore diameter: left – .620, right – .628. Bore restrictions: left – .005, right – .011. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .016. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 4.8 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their fine restored blue with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its strong restored case colors turning silver on bottom front. Trigger guard retains about 50% orig blue. Wood is sound with minor storage marks & a series of fine grain checks on left side by butt and retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores that apparently have been opened but do not appear to have been cut. 4-32920 JR236 (5,000-8,000)

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3204

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 233463. Cal. 16 ga. Built on a No. 1 frame with 28″ Titanic steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Miller sgl selective trigger. Receiver is engraved in typical D-patterns with a bird dog on each side, four pheasants on floorplate & maker’s name in a ribbon on each side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with highly figured feather crotch American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered raised teardrop side panels, 14″ over a checkered skeleton butt. This shotgun will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .664, right – .665. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.56 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a fine Del Grego-style restoration to both metal & wood. Bbls have a fine rust blue & receiver bright case colors. Stock has a couple of tiny hairlines back of top tang & a gouge at bottom of wrist with a chip or two in varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-32581 JR294 (3,500-7,000)

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3205

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 155879. Cal. 16 ga. Built on a No. 1 frame with 30″ Titanic steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Receiver has typical D-grade engraving of a bird dog on each side & four ducks on floorplate all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14″ over an old crystallized pad. This shotgun will letter as found except for pad. Bore diameter: left – .661, right – .662. Bore restrictions: left – .026, right – .015. Wall thickness: left – .020, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 93-95% orig factory blue, slightly thinned over forearm & receiver areas. Receiver retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas being mostly silvered case colors. Stock has a miniscule hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a gouge & a couple of scratches in forearm which has a dark hand worn finish. Buttstock has a few scratches and light handling & use marks and retains about 75% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with scattered spots of pitting. 4-59838 JR272 (6,000-10,000)

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3206

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 214994. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a No. 2 frame this fine Parker has 32″ Titanic steel bbls with a flat, matted, ventilated rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Receiver is engraved in typical D-patterns with a bird dog on each side and four pheasants on floorplate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Mounted with nicely figured feather crotch American walnut with fine checkered target beavertail forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-5/8″ over an old crystallized Jostam pad. It has a high straight target comb. There is a blank silver oval initial plate on bottom. This shotgun will letter as found except for pad & target forearm which are not mentioned. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .033, right – .027. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 8 lbs. 7.68 oz. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbls retain 92-93% strong orig Parker blue with scattered chemical spotting and some thinning over forearm area. Receiver retains 25-30% faded case colors with balance having turned silver. Trigger guard is a gray patina. Wood is sound with some crazing on buttstock and light handling & use marks and overall retains most of its orig factory finish. Left ejector is not functioning although the hammer will cock & fire, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59852 JR277 (5,000-8,000)

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3207

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN. SN 242144. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a rare 1-1/2 frame with 30″ bbls choked FULL/FULL with flat matted tapered ventilated rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Bbls are stamped “FULL/FULL” on flats. Receiver is engraved in typical late D-grade patterns with a bird dog on each side, three pheasants on floorplate with “PARKER” on bottom front surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with a rare Monte Carlo trap stock numbered to this shotgun, of center feather crotch American walnut with a replacement deluxe, spearpoint checkered beavertail target forearm & pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels, 13-3/4″ over a Jenkins trap pad. Accompanied by what is probably its orig spearpoint checkered beavertail target forearm that has had large chips broken from both front edges. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .034, right – .034. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .031. Drop at heel: 1-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15.68 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% strong orig Parker blue. Receiver retains 70-75% orig case colors, strong on sides & in sheltered areas, faded to silver on bottom front. Trigger guard retains 75-80% flaked orig blue. Stock has a small repaired replaced chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Spare forearm also retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. 4-31608 JR278 (6,000-8,000)

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3208

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 145149. Cal. 12 ga. Listed as a grade T13 in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book. This shotgun, built on a No. 2 frame, has 28” Titanic steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Left side of bbls, over chamber area, is nicely engraved “A.J. ROBINSON / THORNBURG, IA”. Mounted with very nicely figured, American walnut with checkered, long, beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with raised, teardrop side panels, 13-3/4” over a checkered, skeleton buttplate. Bottom of stock has a silver initial plate engraved “AJR”. Receiver is engraved in typical D-patterns with a pointer on left side, a setter on right side and four flying ducks on floorplate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on both sides. This shotgun will letter as found except the sgl trigger, which is not listed. However, it is an orig Parker trigger and probably came with this shotgun. Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .038, right – .039. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 8 lbs. 5.76 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% bright, orig factory blue with muzzle & chamber edge wear with some scattered thin spots on sides of bbl from forearm rubbing. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Stock has a hairline back of top tang with some fine chipping by bottom tang, otherwise wood is sound showing light to moderate wear with a scrape on forearm and some light oil staining around receiver and overall retains most of its strong, bright orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59263 JL3 (5,000-7,000)

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3209

*PARKER AHE GRADE UPGRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 154547. Cal. 12 ga. Built on about a No. 2 frame with 30-1/4” Belgian made bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, matted, concave rib, sgl bead, with doll’s head extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. The address on rib is hand engraved, probably not by Parker. Mounted with nicely figured, sunburst, American walnut with checkered, thick forearm & pistol grip stock that is thicker through the wrist and around receiver with checkered, raised, fleur-de-lis side panels, 13-3/4” over a checkered skeleton buttplate. The hard rubber grip cap has a center gold plate engraved “DR. J. W. P. / 1910” with light arabesque patterns. Left side of stock is missing an oval inlay. Receiver is very nicely upgrade engraved with vignettes of two pointers on left side with a woodcock at front end, two setters on right side with a pheasant at front end and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a sgl rib around their back edges & the left fence has two ducks with the right fence having two birds. Floorplate is beautifully engraved with three foxes & a tiny bird dog head with a setter at front end and a running bull elk on trigger bow. The “4” in the serial number on water table appears to be stamped over a “5” and serial numbers in forearm appear to have been re-stamped. Bore diameter: left – .722, right – .721. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .029. Drop at heel: 3”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright blue with muzzle wear & a few small scattered spots of light rust. Small bulge in left bbl near breech. Receiver retains about 50% faded case colors, strong in sheltered areas. Stock has empty, recessed oval on left side that probably at one time had a plaque. Stock has two cracks & missing chip back of top tang with another missing chip by side of tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm showing heavy wear, missing one of inside screws and has a dark oil stained finish. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59262 JJ26 (3,500-5,500)

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3210

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 179825. Cal. 12 ga. Fine DHE Parker with 30″ Titanic steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl trigger. It has typical D-grade engraving consisting of vignettes of a bird dog on each side and four flying ducks on floorplate all surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14″ over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Bottom of stock has a silver initial oval engraved “T.J. WALSH”. This shotgun will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .737, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .044, right – .042. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.6 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 88-90% orig Parker blue, slightly thinned over forearm & receiver areas with light scratches elsewhere. Receiver retains 30-40% faded case colors, strong in sheltered areas. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and shows moderate wear with light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-59839 JR252 (8,000-12,000)

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3211

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 178828. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a No. 2 frame with 28” Titanic Steel bbls choked CYL/CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, ejectors & dbl triggers, the front is hinged. Bbls are cut to their present length from their orig 32”. It is listed in the Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book as a Grade T13, hammerless, with ejectors & hinged trigger, a pistol grip stock with 32” bbls. Mounted with nicely figured, tiger-striped American walnut with checkered, splinter forearm and Prince of Wales rnd knob stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/8” over a Pachmayr White Line pad. Stock has a blank silver initial plate on bottom, secured with six silver pins. Receiver has typical “D” engraving patterns with a setter on each side and four pheasants on floorplate, surrounded with foliate arabesque patterns and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Bore diameter: left – .744, right – .744. Bore restrictions: left – .000, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .016, right – .020. Drop at heel: 1-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Fine, bbls as noted. Overall retains about all of a professionally restored finish, probably by Del Grego, with a few light handling & storage marks in wood. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59283 JL4 (2,000-3,000)

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3212

PARKER BROS. DH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 87874. Cal. 12 Gauge. Built on a No. 3 frame with 30″ Damascus steel bbls choked Full/Full with tapered concaved matted rib and dolls head extension, extractors and dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered forend and checkered and capped pistol grip stock, 14″ over a lightly engraved skeleton style buttplate. Stock has a blank silver initial plate secured with 6 pins. Receiver is beautifully engraved with fine scrolls surrounding game scene vignettes of a pointer on left side, setter on right side and stylized game birds on the floorplate. The maker’s name appears engraved on banners located within the scrolls on each side. Bore diameter left – .732″, right – .733″, bore restrictions left – .035″, right – .033″. Wall thickness left – .038″, right – .039″. Drop at heel 2-7/8″. Drop at comb 1-3/4″. Weight 9 lb 0 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain approx 80% brown Damascus finish with some thinning near the muzzles and carry point. Bbls ring true when struck. Receiver retains 40% case colors turning to silver with some vivid case colors showing in protected areas, the balance being a pleasing gray. Trigger bow has turned gray with only traces of blue remaining. Skeleton buttplate has areas of moderate pitting over silver/gray patina. Forend iron is gray with vibrant case colors showing internally. Wood is sound, with exception of only a minor sliver missing from the right side sharp edge of the forend. Retains approx 75% of the orig factory finish and has darkened from oil staining near the head of the stock, forend has some finish added. Numerous handling marks, scratches, and bruises are visible. Mechanics are fine. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-33587 WD12 (2,000-3,000)

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*PARKER TROJAN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN WITH RARE ORIGINAL BOX. SN 227251. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a No. 2 frame with 28″ Trojan steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, extractors & dbl triggers. Receiver is not decorated except for maker’s name on each side. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with flat checkered splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock, 14″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by its rare orig 2-pc cardboard box with its orig label on end fully identifying this shotgun as found. Also accompanied by its three orig Parker hang tangs, one of which also fully identifies this shotgun as found. Another is the owner’s directions tag and the third is the ad for Signet Oil. Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .041, right – .022. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.76 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Does not appear to have been fired. Bbls retain 99%+ strong orig Parker blue and receiver most of its orig bright orig case colors, slightly faded on bottom front. There is visible dried grease on trigger plate. Trigger guard has flaked to a mostly blue/gray patina. Wood has a few scattered, very minor storage marks and retains virtually all of its fine orig Parker finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Box is missing a small section of one corner of lid, otherwise is extremely fine. Label is slightly water stained & yellowed with some chips missing from edges but is mostly intact and everything is completely legible. Hang tags are equally fine. 4-31617 JR251 (9,000-12,000)

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3214

*OUTSTANDING PARKER BROS. TROJAN GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 214563. Cal. 12 gauge. Built on a no. 2 frame with 30″ FULL/MOD Trojan steel with tapered concaved matted rib and sgl silver bead, extractors and dbl triggers. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered splintered forend and pistol grip stock, 14″ to a factory serrated hard rubber buttplate. The receiver has the maker’s name lightly engraved on each side and is otherwise unadorned. Bore diameter left – .729″, right – .729″. Bore restriction left – .034″, right – .034″. Wall thickness left – .036″, right – .034″. Drop at heel 3″. Drop at comb 1-7/8″. Weight 7 lb 8.6 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Bbls retain 99% of their orig deep blue finish with only very minor sharp edge thinning from storage near the muzzle. Small rub approximately 3-1/2″ below the muzzle at the bottom of the left bbl. Receiver retains virtually all of its vibrant factory case colors with only the slightest of thinning on the sharp edges and sides of the fences. Trigger bow retains 97% blue with some sharp edge wear and thinning on the bottom. Wood is sound with only a few very light handling marks, and retains virtually all of its factory orig finish. 1 cm shallow concoidal chip missing from the left side toe of the buttplate. Screws appear untouched. Mechanically crisp. Bore is bright and shiny. Hard to find a better example of a Trojan Grade Parker shotgun. 4-33523 WD13 (3,500-6,500)

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3215

*FINE PARKER VHE SKEET GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 240564. Cal. 16 ga. Remington made Parker built on a No. 1 frame with 26″ Vulcan steel bbls choked SKEET IN/SKEET OUT with tapered, concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl trigger. Receiver has the V-grade border patterns & maker’s name on bottom. Mounted with nicely figured feather crotch American walnut with checkered beavertail target forearm & capped pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a checkered butt. It has Parker hard rubber grip cap & a blank silver initial shield on bottom. This shotgun will letter as found although no mention is made in the book regarding the wood. Bore diameter: left – .666, right – .666. Bore restrictions: left – .006, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .019, right – .019. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about all of their strong restored blue with only faint thinning at muzzle ends. Receiver retains virtually all of its restored strong bright case colors, slightly faded over fences & top. Trigger guard retains about all of its orig bright blue. Stock & forearm are numbered to another shotgun with stock number being “237351”. There is a hairline on left side panel, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a glossy restored finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-32919(5,000-7,500)

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*PARKER VH GRADE DBL BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 227281. Cal. 12 ga. built on a scarce 1-1/2 frame with 30″ Vulcan steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib and twin ivory beads and dolls head extension. Gun has extractors and dbl triggers. Receiver has lightly engraved borders and maker’s name on each side. Mounted in straight grain dark American walnut with checkered splintered forend and capped pistol grip stock. 14-1/4″ over factory dogs head buttplate. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb 1-3/8″. Bore diameter: Left -.731, Right -.733. Bore restrictions: Left -.035, Right-.029. Wall thickness: Left -.039, Right -.034. Weight 7 lbs, 8.30 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90-95% orig blue finish with 2 areas of discoloration approx. 3″ from the muzzle along the bottom rib. Scattered light surface pitting and forend rubs. Receiver retains approx. 60% orig case colors, which are strong in protected areas with remainder turning to silver. Trigger bow blue is thinning. Wood is sound with only a minor hairline on top tang. Numerous small nicks and dings with one minor gouge along the comb. Stock retains 60-70% orig finish with some finish added at the pistol grip and base of forend. Stock initial plate is engraved “WC”. Mechanics are fine with bright shiny bores. 4-59753 WD2 (2,000-4,000)

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*PARKER BROS. VH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 231624. Cal. 12 gauge. Built on a scarce 1-1/2″ frame with 28″ Vulcan steel bbls, choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, doll’s head extension and single silver bead, extractors and dbl triggers. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with checkered splintered forend and capped pistol grip stock 14-1/2″ over a Parker dog’s head buttplate. Receiver has light border decoration and maker’s name engraved on each side. Bore diameter left – .727″ right – .728″. Bore restriction left – .033″ right – .025″. Bore diameter left – .034″ right – .033″. Drop at heel 3-3/8″. Drop at comb 1-3/4″. Weight 6 lb 14.7 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain 90% orig factory blue with scattered light handling and storage marks and several small nicks. Receiver retains 30% vivid case colors with the balance turning to silver. Bottom of the receiver shows evidence of some cleaning. Trigger bow is mostly gray with some blue remaining in protected areas. Wood is sound with light to moderate handling marks, retaining 90% of factory orig finish. Silver initial shield is blank. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. 4-33532 WD14 (2,500-3,500)

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*PARKER VHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 226764. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a scarce 1-1/2 frame with 30″ Vulcan steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Receiver has light border decorations with maker’s name on each side. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over an Old English solid red pad. Bottom of stock has a small silver initial shield engraved “C.M.” This shotgun will letter as found except for pad. Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .732. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .027. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .035. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9.92 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 96-97% orig blue, slightly thinned over areas above frame & right side of forearm. Receiver retains 30-40% faded case colors, stronger on left side with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Left ejector does not function although hammer will cock & fire, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with fine pitting. 4-32582 JR296 (2,500-4,000)

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RARE PARKER BROTHERS 32″ 20 GAUGE TITANIC STEEL BARRELS/FOREND ONLY SN 185246. Cal. 20 ga. Rare 32″, 2-3/4 chambered FULL/FULL made of titanic steel for the “O” frame DHE model as bbls comes with ejectors. Also included with matching serial numbered forend with grade three designation. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls show lots of original blueing with some light rust spotted areas. Forend is fine with one small crack on right side. Metal forend tip and release lever metal show strong amounts of case coloring. Bbl lugs and ejectors show heavy discoloration. Bore and chambers of bbls seem fine. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.023. Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618 4-33555 BT17 (2,000-3,000)

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*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 132506. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a No. 2 frame with 32” Titanic Steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, matted rib, Bradley white ivory bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, marble cake, French or Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4” over a Pachmayr trap waffle pad. Receiver is engraved in typical D-patterns with a pointer on left, a setter on right and four flying ducks on floorplate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Bore diameter: left – .732, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left .039 – , right – .041. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 15.04 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a smooth blue/gray patina with a couple of spots of surface discoloration. Receiver retains faded case colors in very sheltered areas being an overall silver/gray patina. Stock has a chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with forearm retaining a dark, smooth , hand-worn oil patina and the buttstock most of an old restored finish with some oil staining around receiver. Opening lever will not hold in open position, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. There appears to be a ring or removed dents in both bbls about mid-point. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59271 JL2 (2,000-3,000)

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PARKER E GRADE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 58231. Cal. 10 ga. Built on a No. 3 frame with 32″ Damascus steel bbls with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Receiver has Grade 2 pattern engraving which includes Grades E, F, G, H & V. It consists of two pheasants on each side & two flying ducks on floorplate with light foliate arabesque patterns surrounding & maker’s name on each side. This shotgun will letter as found as a “D2″ which encompasses all above grades. Mounted with highly figured center feather crotch cut American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a deep dog’s head hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a pair of brass snap caps. Bore diameter: left – .793, right – .794. Bore restrictions: left – .030, right – .029. Wall thickness: left – .048, right – .050. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-7/8”. Weight: 10 lbs. 14.72 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain a silver brown patina with a gouge in top of right bbl. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with forearm showing very heavy wear with minor handling & use marks and several grain checks in buttstock and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with fine pitting. 4-59896 JR284 (1,500-2,500)

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*TWO WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS FORMALLY ERNEST & MARY HEMINGWAY’S. SN 14267 & 15593. Cal. 20 ga. Serial number 14267: Skeet grade 21 with 28″ bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl beads, ejectors & blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. Floorplate is marked “SKEET”. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 12-3/4″ over an old waffle pad. Grip has a silver button inlaid in cap engraved “M.G.H.” (Mary G. Hemingway). Bore diameter: left – .612, right – .613. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .020. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .029. Serial #15593: Field grade 21 with 26″ bbls choked WS1/WS2 with tapered concave matted rib, dbl beads, ejectors & Winchester sgl selective trigger. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-1/2″ over an old leather faced pad. Bore diameter: left – .613, right – .613. Bore restrictions: left – .007, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7.36 oz. This lot is accompanied by a copy of the Last Will & Testament of Mary Hemingway dated 26 October 1979 wherein under the 12th bequest she leaves these two shotguns to Bruce Tebbe of Los Angeles, CA. together with a picture of Mrs. Hemingway carrying one of these shotguns. Also accompanied by a two-pg letter from Mr. Robert Tebbe Jr. documenting his long-term relationship with Mrs. Hemingway, their mutual use of these guns, and specifically stating SN 14267 was Mary’s gun and the other , SN 15593, was Ernest’s gun. He further states these are the two guns willed to him in Oct. 26, 1979. Also accompanying this lot is an affidavit from Mr. Tebbe stating that Ernest had ordered both guns and gave one (with the silver medallion “M. G. H.”) to Mary keeping the second (SN 15593) for his own use. PROVENANCE: Mary G. Hemingway CONDITION: Serial number 14267: Good. Bbls retain 85-90% of an old restored blue with scattered pitting and thinning over receiver area. Receiver retains about 50% orig blue, thinning on sides, gray on bottom. Stock shows heay wear and a worn dark finish with a chip by receiver and a couple of small chips on toe. Forearm is missing a chunk from left rear and retains most of a bright restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Serial number 15593: Good. Bbls retain most of a restored finish with scattered spots of pitting. Receiver retains about 60% thin orig finish with several spots of deep pitting, primarily on left side. Wood shows heavy wear but is sound and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brights shiny bores. 4-32807 JR291 (20,000-50,000)

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3223

*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 32351. Cal. 20 ga. Fine Model 21 with 28″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered concave matted rib, Bradley red ivory bead, ejectors & blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. Rib is engraved “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR A.T. EDWARDS JR.” Receiver has full coverage engraving in Style #6 with a raised gold vignettes of a pointer & flying grouse on left side, a setter & flying quail on right side, two pheasants and a flying woodcock on bottom and a spaniel’s head on trigger bow, all surrounded by well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold and bottom tang has serial number in raised gold. All appended metal is engraved to match with 3-3/4″ of matching patterns over chamber areas of bbls and about 1-1/4″ on each side of muzzles. MOunted with very beautiful feather crotch, flame grain American walnut with orig “B” carved beavertail forearm and a replacement straight hand stock with “B” carving, 14-5/8″ over a checkered butt. Accompanied by Prest burgundy felt lined, oak & brown leather case compartmented in bottom for shotgun, a pair of brass snapcaps & a brass oil bottle with a covered compartment at each end. Also accompanied by an original Model 21 Owner’s Manual. Additionally accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this shotgun, as found but with a 14-1/4″ pull. It was finished on Sept. 30, 1977 and had a leather covered Style #3 pad and, unusually, only one set of bbls. Rcords also indicate that the owner at the time had sent in two extra sets of bbls to be fitted to this shotgun but there is no indication that work was ever accomplished. Bore diameter: left – .614, right – .614. Bore restrictions: left – .014, right – .011. Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .037. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, stock as noted. Metal retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish with blue strong & bright. Gold is crisp & clean with no apparent wear. Forearm has had finish laid inside but appears to retain orig finish on outside. Stock is sound and retains about all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-59897 JR249 (18,000-25,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE 2-BARREL SET. SN 21990. Cal. 20 ga. Beautiful field gun with 26″ bbls choked WS1/WS2 and 28″ bbls choked FULL/MOD. Both have tapered concave matted ribs with the 26″ bbls having a Bradley red ivory front bead & silver middle bead and 28″ bbls having dbl ivory beads. They have ejectors and it has a blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. Receiver is not decorated. Mounted with very beautiful burl & shell grain feather crotch American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14″ over a checkered butt. Forearm is numbered to this shotgun while buttstock has number “21781” in channel under trigger guard tang indicating this is a replacement buttstock with orig factory parts. 26″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .613, right – .613. Bore restrictions: left – .013, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .026. 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .613, right – .613. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .011. Wall thickness: left – .024., right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight with 26″ bbls: 6 lbs. 7.68 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this shotgun with one set of bbls with skeet finish with drop at the comb 1-5/8″ and drop at the heel 2-9/16″ with a “duck” butt. There is no mention of the second set of bbls. Indicates shipment 24 Oct 1949 to Abercrombie & Fitch. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain most of their strong orig factory blue with some slight thinning at muzzle of the 28″ bbls. Receiver retains about 97-98% strong glossy orig factory blue with some light edge wear & a few light scratches on bottom. Wood is sound and retains about all of its fine orig factory varnish with a very few, very light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59842 JR256 (7,500-12,500)

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*WONDERFUL WINCHESTER SKEET GRADE MODEL 21 TWO BARREL SET. SN 13150. Cal. 20 ga. Wonderful Model 21 with two sets of bbls, both 26″, one choked FULL/MOD and the other WS1/WS2. Both have flat, tapered matted ventilated ribs, one with Bradley red ivory bead and silver middle bead and the other with two silver beads. Both have ejectors & the receiver has a Winchester sgl selective trigger. Mounted with beautiful center feather crotch cut American walnut with deluxe checkered beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered side panels, 14″ over a checkered butt. Bore diameter: Field Bbls: left – .614, right – .614. Bore restrictions: left – .019, right – .009. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .030. Bore diameter: Skeet Bbls: left – .614, right – .614. Bore restrictions: left – .010, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .020, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.72 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this shotgun with both sets of bbls, a 13-5/8″ LOP with drop at the comb 1-1/2″ and drop at the heel 2-1/4″and the buttplate to be 6″ and indicating shipment 8 Oct 1946 with shipment to Marshall Field & Co. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Both sets of bbls retain virtually all of their strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear with a tiny scratch or two on one set with faint wear from forearm. Same set of bbls has a small ding on breech end of left bbl. Receiver retains virtually all of its glossy factory orig blue with only very faint sharp edge wear. Wood is sound with very minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of its fine factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59843 JR250 (12,500-17,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 9460. Cal. 20 ga. Fine early model 21 with 26″ bbls choked WS1/WS2 with tapered concave matted rib, Bradley red ivory front bead, silver middle bead, ejectors & a blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. Floorplate is marked “SKEET”. Mounted with highly figured burl American walnut with fine kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 14″ over a checkered butt. Wood is matching numbered to shotgun. Bore diameter: left – .617, right – .617. Bore restrictions: left – .010, right – .004. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6.4 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this shotgun pretty much as found with the main differences being drop at the comb is listed at 1-9/16″ and it shows that it was a “standard” grade. It indicates shipment 21 Apr 1936 to Abercrombie & Fitch. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish on metal with minor muzzle edge wear & sharp edge wear on receiver with a small spot of pitting on left fence. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with a small bruise on left side of buttstock and a small gouge on forearm and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59844 JR259 (7,500-12,500)

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*WINCHESTER FIELD GRADE MODEL 21 2-BARREL SET. SN 24788. Cal. 16 ga. Great field gun with two sets of 28″ bbls, one choked FULL/MOD and the other IMP-CYL/MOD. The open choke bbls have reversed chokes with open bbl being on left side. Both bbls have tapered concave matted ribs with FULL/MOD bbls having a Bradley red ivory front bead & white ivory middle bead. The IMP-CYL/MOD bbls have a half ivory front bead with a gold middle bead and both have ejectors with a blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. The IMP-CYL/MOD bbls have a plugged hole in both top & bottom ribs at about mid-point and it appears that these bbls are a later addition. Receiver is not decorated and it is mounted with its orig very highly figured feather crotch flame grain American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 13-3/4″ over a Winchester solid red pad that appears to be orig to this shotgun. FULL/MOD BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .669, right – .669. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .012. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .033. IMP-CYL/MOD BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .670, right – .671. Bore restrictions: left – .007, right – .012. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight with FULL/MOD bbls: 7 lbs. 3.52 oz. It appears that the IMP-CYL/MOD bbls may be jug choked. CONDITION: Fine. The FULL/MOD bbls retain about 95-96% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and some dulling over chamber areas. Receiver retains 70-75% orig blue, a little thinned over top with edge wear and bottom a blue/gray patina. IMP-CYL/MOD bbls retain most of a fine restored rust/blue finish. Wood is sound and retains about all of a great professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59841 JR258 (7,500-12,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 24460. Cal. 16 ga. Fine field gun with 26″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & Winchester sgl selective trigger. Mounted with extremely beautiful, highly figured, feather crotch American walnut with deluxe checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 14″ over its orig Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left – .669, right – .669. Bore restrictions: left – .013, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .021, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain about 95% orig blue, somewhat thinned over forearm & receiver areas. Receiver retains about 90% strong orig blue, thin on bottom edges with a blue/gray floorplate. Trigger guard retains about 88-90% orig blue. Forearm has three hairlines at rear edge, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that may have been honed. 4-32583 JR292 (4,000-8,000)

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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 18356. Cal. 16 ga. Beautiful 21 with 28″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & Winchester sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured feather crotch American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 14″ over its orig Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left – .670, right – .669. Bore restrictions: left – .027, right – .013. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.76 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Nearly new, retains most of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with slight muzzle edge wear and sharp edge wear on receiver. Wood is sound with a few scattered minor handling, use & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-32579 JR293 (4,000-8,000)

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*WONDERFUL WINCHESTER FIELD GRADE MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN SN 6755. Cal. 16 ga. with 26″ bbls choked, IMP.CYL/MOD. with tapered concave matted rib with dual ivory bead sights, ejectors and blued single selective trigger. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Mounted with well figured checkered American walnut with beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-1/8″ over a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.007. Wall thickness: left-.018, right -.028. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.668 Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″ Weight 6 lbs 14 ozs CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 98-99% of their original factory blueing with only a slight storage scratch near muzzle of left bbl. Receiver retains 97-98% of original factory blue with one small blemish on bottom of receiver just forward of trigger plate. Trigger guard carries 90-95% original blue with just some thinning in grip area from carrying. Wood is sound and carries 98% of its original factory finish. The forend appears to have had a light coat of finish added. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. 4-32593 BT28 (5,000-8,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DELUXE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 24747. Cal. 16 ga. Fine deluxe grade 21 with 28″ bbls choked MOD/FULL with open choke on left side. It has tapered concave matted rib with Bradley red ivory bead, ejectors & blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. Mounted with a nicely figured, unnumbered, replacement buttstock with orig diamond checkered beavertail forearm. Buttstock has checkered wrist with raised uncheckered side panels, 14″ over a solid red Winchester pad. Bore diameter: left – .667, right – .669. Bore restrictions: left – .007, right – .027. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.76 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Fact Sheet identifying this shotgun with field finish and a “Mershon white line receiver pad” with 13-7/8″ LOP, drop at the heel 2-1/2″, and drop at the comb 1-5/8″. It indicates shipment 28 Mar 1952 to “Marshall Wells Co”, probably Marshall Fields Co. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains virtually all of an outstanding professionally restored finish and forearm most of a restored finish. Buttstock retains about all of orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59845 JR257 (6,000-10,000)

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Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) The ejector on left barrel is not working properly. Needs minor repair (not a big deal)

*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 26075. Cal. 12 ga. Field grade Duck model with 30″ bbls, chambered for 2-3/4″ and 3″ shells marked, FULL/FULL with concave tapered matted rib, replacement Ray-bar front bead. Gun has ejectors and blued single selective trigger. It has a step side receiver without decoration, floor plate marked “Duck”. Mounted with feather crotch figured American walnut with diamond checkered beavertail forend and pistol grip stock, 13-5/8″ over a Winchester solid red pad. Drop at heel: 2 3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions left-.033. Right -.033. Bore diameter Left-.730. Right -.732. Wall thickness: Left -.029, Right -.031. Weight 7 lbs. 13 oz. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain 85 to 90% original blue with some thinning on the carry points and contact points of the forend. Numerous small rubs and nicks. Receiver retains about 80% of the original blue finish with thinning on edges and carry points. Trigger guard shows sharp edge wear and thinning on the tang. Wood is sound with numerous nicks and scratches retaining 60-70% of the original finish with some degradation on high points of the stock and forearm. Mechanically sound. Bright shiny bores. 4-59846 WD1 (4,000-6,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FACTORY CUTAWAY DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN NSN. Cal. 12 ga. Very unusual piece of Winchesterania with 13” bbls that were obviously cut from a full set of bbls, that were choked MOD/CYL. It has usual Winchester markings on top of barrels. Mounted with nicely figured, checkered American walnut with early style splinter forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-5/8” over a red Winchester waffle pad. Entire left side of receiver and part of wrist are skeletonized exposing entire working mechanism, including cutaway on trigger to show selector mechanism. Floorplate is also cut away to show cocking arms & springs. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their orig factory blue with some discoloration and spots of light rust. Bbls were crudely cut with saw marks on bottom. Receiver is plum colored. Wood retains most of its orig factory finish with light nicks & dings. 4-30118 JL1 (5,500-8,500)

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3234

*CASED CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN COMPANY PRESENTATION GRADE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. SN W38516. Cal. 12 ga. Phenomenally elaborate 21 with 26″ bbls (#1) choked MOD/IMP-CYL and 30″ bbls (#2) choked FULL/MOD. Both sets of bbls have flat, matted, tapered, ventilated ribs with Bradley red ivory beads, ejectors & gold plated Winchester sgl selective trigger. Both sets of bbls have 3″ chambers. Receiver is beautifully, classically case colored with extraordinarily detailed multi-colored gold & platinum inlays with a flight of four bobwhite quail on left side & five ruffed grouse on right side with seven mallard ducks on bottom and a fabulous pheasant on trigger bow with a dove on opening lever pivot. All of scenes have clouds in background and various flora in foregrounds. Top of receiver & all appended metal has a plethora of gold wire inlay which extends 2-1/4″ up over chamber areas of bbls, which also have two gold bands at breech ends. Mounted with extremely beautiful center feather crotch American walnut with deep “B” carving on both black insert beavertail forearms and straight hand stock which is 14-3/8″ over a matching “B” carved and checkered butt. Accompanied by a spectacular, burgundy felt lined, oak & leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun & both sets of bbls with gold plated snap caps, a square oil bottle, a 2-pc ebony & brass cleaning rod & implements. Case has its tan canvas & leather cover. #1 BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .738, right – .738. Bore restrictions: left – .016, right – .010. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .028. #2 BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .728, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .038, right – .020. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .035. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight with #1 Bbls: 7 lbs. 2.24 oz. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. May have been fired, but if so very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to all various parts. Receiver has a couple of small scratches in shellac covering and there are a couple of small scratches in finish on buttstock with two or three small chips in finish on butt. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-32802 JR290 (17,500-27,500)

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3235

*CASED CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG. CO. FOX FE SPECIAL GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN F205856. Cal. 410. Fabulous CS Mfg. Co. shotgun with 28″ bbls, choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave matted rib, single ivory bead, cross bolt rib extension, ejectors and gold plated dbl triggers. Right bbl is inlaid in gold “MADE TO ORDER AH FOX” and left bbl “KRUPP FLUID STEEL”. There are narrow gold bands at muzzle and chamber ends and a gold band on rib. Bbl flats are inlaid in gold “FE SPECIAL / F205856”. Mounted with highly figured and colorful Circassian walnut with fleur de lis carved and checkered, black insert schnable tipped forend, carved and checkered straight grip stock, 14-1/2″ over carved and checkered butt. Receiver and appended metal are beautifully engraved by A. Tuscano and signed on trigger plate. It has full coverage, extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with extremely well executed gold ruff grouse on left side, gold quail on right and gold woodcock on bottom front of receiver. Each side of receiver has makers name in gold and end of hinge pin and pivot of top lever have four gold diamonds. Floor plate screw and trigger guard vignette have scalloped gold wire borders. Top tang has “S” in gold and SN on bottom tang is also in gold, water table has SN and “FE SPECIAL” in gold and water table also has very beautiful engraving pattern. Accompanied by a CS Mfg. Co. green felt lined oak and leather trunk case with label in lid and is compartmented for shotgun, snap caps, oil bottle, turn screws, 2-pc brass cleaning rod and three covered compartments. It also has its original canvas cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired, but very little and virtually retains all of its brilliant original factory finish on both metal and wood. There are a few very minor and light dents on buttstock. Case is in equally fine condition. 4-32843 BT108 (22,500-32,500)

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3236

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 TRAP GRADE SKEET PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN SN 21153. Cal. 410. 26″ solid rib 3″ chambered with skeet marked choke. Receiver is marked trap between the loading port and the serial number. Mounted with fancy diamond checkered pistol grip buttstock 13-1/2″ over leather covered pad. Forend is of the long beavertail double diamond variety. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-95% of its original blue with some light surface spots, a bit of muzzle wear, and wear spots on bbl from the forend being worked. The center ivory bead is present but the front one has been lost. Mag tube has light wear marks through the blue from sliding through retaining ring from takedown. Receiver has 90-95% original blue with some light storage discoloration, and wear on the high edges. Wood is sound with about 90% of its factory piano finish with a slight amount of oil darkening where it meets with the receiver. There are numerous light dents and scratches from use over these many years. The leather covered recoil pad appears to be of factory installation. This is truly a rare and desirable 1936 manufactured model 42. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-32808 BT33 (5,000-10,000)

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3237

*WINCHESTER MODEL 42 PUMP SHOTGUN. SN 162612. Cal. 410. Fine Model 42 with 26″ SKEET choked bbl, 3″ chamber with Simmons ventilated rib and a modified Ray-Bar front sight. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with flat bottomed, ribbed forearm & uncheckered semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by its orig 2-pc cardboard box with one divider inside. Outside of box has paper tape advertising “ANOTHER SIMMONS VENTILATED RIB”. The end label is blue & white and marked “MODEL 42 REPEATING SKEET GUN” and is serial numbered to this shotgun. Weight: 6 lbs. 1.92 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% Simmons blue and receiver about 95% orig Winchester blue. Wood is sound with minor handling marks and retains most of a lightly restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Box has minor water stains with some bug damage to label, otherwise is fine. 4-59757 JR234 (1,500-2,500)

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3238

*OUTSTANDING FIELD GRADE WINCHESTER MODEL 42 PUMP SHOTGUN SN 115586. Cal. 410. Desirable 28″, 3″ chambered, full choke bbl with sgl silver sighting bead. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with pistol grip stock with 14″ pull over Winchester buttplate and the 14 ring flat bottom forend. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal surfaces retain 98% of its orig factory blueing with wear just at the sharp edges and the magazine tube. Wood is solid and retains nearly all of its factory finish with only the slightest of handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-32580 BT34 (1,500-2,500)

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3239

*WINCHESTER FIELD GRADE MODEL 12 PUMP SHOTGUN SN 748427. Cal. 28 ga. Standard field grade 28″ 2-7/8″ chambered, full choke, plain bbl with sgl silver sighting bead. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut, pistol grip stock with 14″ over Winchester hard rubber buttplate with small 14 ring field style forend. Bore restrictions: N/A. Wall thickness: N/A. Bore diameter: N/A Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight 6 lbs, 11 oz. CONDITION: Very good. All metal surfaces retain 97-98% of a professional factory quality restoration. Stock is sound with a small chip repair in upper left side of pistol grip. Stock has had a light coat of rubbed on finish, with numerous usual hunting nick, dings and scratches. Forend has 60% of a fine restored finish with a minor gouge on the left side. Gun is an original 28 ga. as the back of the stock tang is stamped with the 28 number as is the magazine cutoff. Buttplate is a proper Winchester replacement. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-59848 BT41 (3,500-5,000)

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3240

*WONDERFUL LATE WINCHESTER PIGEON GRADE SKEET MODEL 12 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN SN 1961279. Cal. 20 ga. Standard 26″ factory 3 pin, vent rib, WS1, 2-3/4″ chambered bbl with silver center and red Bradley front sighting beads. Pigeon engraved on bbl extension. Mounted with semi fancy, checkered, pistol grip stock with 14″ over Winchester hard rubber buttplate and late style beavertail skeet forend. Bore restrictions: -.003 Wall thickness: -.055 . Bore diameter: -.615 Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″, Weight 6 lbs 15 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% orig factory blue with just slight wear marks in usual places from action being functioned and takedown. Receiver has 97-98% orig blue with just some sharp edge wear from handling. The bolt and follower are the usual pigeon grade engine turned finish. Wood is sound with only some very light finish wear in the pistol grip area and carries the usual Winchester pigeon grade checkering style. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-59849 BT40 (5,500-7,500)

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3241

*WONDERFUL ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN SN 1231987. Cal 12 ga. Trap grade 30″ full choke factory two pin vent rib bbl with silver center and red Bradley front bead. Milled duck bill receiver. Custom scroll with punch dot background engraved by the sought after Alvin A. White. Mounted with fancy factory American walnut with checkered beavertail forend and straight comb pistol grip stock 14-1/4″ over Winchester ventilated pad. Bore restriction: -.033 Wall thickness: -.044. Bore diameter: -.730 Drop at heel: 1-7/8, drop at comb: 1-1/4 Weight 8 lbs 6 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95% of the original factory blueing with light discoloration on mag tube just forward of forend stop. Receiver has been 75-80% engraved by Alvin White in a full scroll with beautiful punch dot background and is signed by the engraver “A.A.White” on the bottom of receiver at entrance to the magazine feed. There is also engraving wedges down the bbl about 2″ and about 1″ on each side of the muzzle. The wood is sound and shows about 98% of a professional restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is shiny. 4-32809 BT32 (3,000-5,000)

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3242

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED PIGEON GRADE TRAP WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PUMP SHOTGUN SN 1261080. Cal. 12 ga. Usual configuration 30″ 2-3/4 chamber, solid rib, full choke bbl with sgl red Bradley sighting bead. Receiver is engraved in a Winchester 12-1B pattern with gold setters. Engraving is reminiscent of former factory engraver Pauline Murrell. Both bolt and carrier are jeweled and pigeon engraved on magazine tube extension. Mounted with A-carved fancy American walnut with pistol grip Monte Carlo stock with 14-1/2″ pull over Winchester vented pad and usual shaped trap beavertail forend. Bore restrictions: -.032 Wall thickness: -.041 . Bore diameter: -.729. Drop at heel: 1-1/4, drop at comb: 1-1/4 MC. Weight 8 lbs, 6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine with 98% of its factory quality restored finish. The only wear appears to be on the sharp edges of slide bar being worked to function the action. The wood is sound with only the lightest of handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-59851 BT35 (2,000-3,000)

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3242A

*RARE CASED MARLIN MODEL 43A PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. SN 6675. Cal. 12 ga. SN 6675. Consignor states that there is only one other known cased Marlin shotgun and it is a Grade 15 with one bbl, making this a one of a kind Marlin shotgun. The Model 43 was produced from 1922-1930 in fairly limited numbers but it is believed there are only two known cased sets for this scarce model. One bbl is 30” choked FULL and the other 28” choked IMP-CYL. Both bbls have matted top with sgl brass bead and a serrated top receiver. Mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain, English walnut with two small rnd, checkered forearms & checkered pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap, 13-3/4” over a collapsed leather-faced waffle pad. Accompanied by its orig green felt lined, leather trunk case, fitted for the stocked receiver and both sets of bbls and the extremely rare, orig, 4-pc brass cleaning rod by C.M. Powers Gun Cleaner with the built in oiler in the handle. Consignor states that he has been offered a large sum of money for the cleaning rod alone. Also there is a hinged lid box in one end containing cleaning implements. CONDITION: The 30” bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a few spots of flaking on right side over the forearm area. The 28” bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue with some fine freckles of light rust and thinning over chamber area and on magazine tube. Wood is sound with both forearms & stock having light handling & use marks and retain most of their fine, orig oil finish turned slightly dark. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. The case is fine with the exterior scuffed & worn with worn edges & corners, missing a few spots of leather but still completely intact and retaining generous amounts of its orig brown finish. Interior is lightly soiled with some mothing & overall in fine condition. The handle is deteriorated and should be handled carefully. 4-30640 JJ32 (4,500-6,500)

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3242B

THREE ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS BY R. KUHN. These three watercolors are by well-known sporting artist Bob Kuhn and labels on two indicate that they were presented to S. R. Hutchinson in the early 1970’s. One is of sage grouse in OR. with presentation & signature in lower right. The second, Hungarian partridge in MT, with signature & presentation on lower left. The last depicts a coyote with dead rabbits, about to be shot by a cowboy. Note on reverse indicates it was used in a 1950’s Remington ammo adv. SIZE: Approx. 21″ x 19-/12″. CONDITION: Generally very good. Coyote picture with water staining along one side of the matte. 4-31558 JJ258 (1,500-2,000)

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3242C

DUPONT LITHO POWDER ADVERTISEMENT. This ad consists of 2 matted litho images. One is of a Cavalry Trooper pursuing & shooting a buffalo with a revolver. The second is an image of 2 pointers on point. Signed E.H. Osthaus. Matted in a tan matte with gilt letters: “E.I. duPont, Nemours & Company, Wilmington, DE, Manufactures of duPont Smokeless Powder”, dated 1900. In a contemporary frame. CONDITION: Very good. 4-31557 JJ262 (750-1,000)

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3242D

TWO ORIGINAL JOHN SCOTT WATERCOLOR SPORTING PICTURES. First depicting a treed coon with 3 hound dogs and signed lower right. Nicely matted and framed. Second, a water color, possibly a gauche, depicts 3 figures illuminated by a lantern following a hound dog in the forest. Signed lower right. CONDITION: Both generally excellent. 4-31559 JJ256 (2,000-3,000)

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3242E

OOP BY TOM BEECHAM, ORIGINAL REMINGTON ART. This oil on panel depicts a flushed cock pheasant with startled pointer & hunter. A label on reverse indicates this was an orig painting from the Oct. 1987 Remington Wildlife Art Collection Calendar. Signed Jack Douglas Mitchell, Buxton NC. SIZE: Approx. 18-1/4″ x27-1/2″ (w/out frame). CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-31562 JJ254 (2,000-3,000)

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3242F

HUNTING WATERCOLOR BY JOHN SCOTT. Large watercolor gouache depicting an illusive flying timberdoodle or woodcock and a startled hunter with an over/under shotgun. Signed lower left and framed in birch frame. SIZE: 33-1/2″ w x 22″h. CONDITION: Generally excellent. 4-31561 JJ8 (1,000-2,000)

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3242G

TWO LIMITED EDITION HAGERBAUMER SPORTING PRINTS. The first, 207 of 450, a black & white print of an old duck camp with decoys. Signed lower right, David Hagerbaumer and titled “The Shanty” and dated 1972. The second is titled “Gathering Storm – Pintails”. Pencil signed lower right “David Hagerbaumer” 207 of 450 and dated 1972. CONDITION: Both are generally good. 4-31564 JJ255 (500-800)

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3242H

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR OF PINTAILS BY ARTHUR M. COOK. Watercolor of a pr of pintails flying over a marsh in cloudy skies. Signed lower right. SIZE: Approx. 12″ x 19″ (w/out frame). CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-31565 JJ257 (1,000-2,000)

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3242I

OOC PAINTING BY GUY CRITTENDEN. Oil on panel painting depicting two flying Green Wing Teal over a marsh. Signed lower right “Guy Crittenden ’89”. Crittenden, a painter form the Chesapeake Bay & VA area, is know for his outstanding wildlife paintings. Matted in an off-white, gold lined matte and framed in a gold tone frame. SIZE: Approx. 13-1/2″ x18″. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-31563 JJ253 (1,250-1,750)

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3242J

LARGE OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF SALMON BY G. BROWNLOW. A portrait of a large Atlantic salmon lying on the banks of a river w/hills and foliage in the background. Signed lower left “G. BROWNLOW, 1889” and housed in an antique-style contemporary frame. SIZE: 36″l x 30″h. CONDITION: Re-backed and cleaned. Some inpainting, most of which is on the sides. 4-32699 JJ10 (2,750-3,750)

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3242K

WATERCOLOR OR GOUACHE SPORTING ART BY JOHN SCOTT. Action-filled depiction of fishermen and boat w/leaping muskellunge. Signed lower left. Nicely matted and framed. SIZE: 31-1/4″w x 23″h. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-31560 JJ9 (1,000-2,000)

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3242L

ORIG WATERCOLOR OF FLY FISHERMAN BY JONATHAN NEEDHAM. This finely detailed watercolor depicts a fly fisherman with creel fishing in the rapids below an old stone mill. Signed in lower right, “J NEEDHAM, 1867”. Framed in a lovely Victorian plaster frame. SIZE: 25″w x 32″h. CONDITION: Generally very good. 4-31566 JJ4 (1,250-2,250)

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3242M

PAIR OF OIL ON BIRDSEYE PANEL PAINTINGS OF DEAD GAME BY MEYER STRAUSS. Both paintings very nicely done; the first depicts a quail, a snipe and a meadowlark, the second a green wing teal and gray squirrel. Both are framed in matching, gessoed, gold Victorian frames and each are signed “M. STRAUSS” and dated [birds – 1878; squirrel (very faintly but appears to be) 1894] in lower right. SIZE: 31-1/4″h x 17-1/4″w each. CONDITION: Generally excellent. Both panels slightly bowed. Frames w/minor imperfections. 4-32942 JJ5 (2,750-3,750)

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Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Additional information from the consignor states “Sjogren weapons are discussed in great detail in The Gun Report magazine’s October and November issues of 1977.”

*SCARCE SJOGREN SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN. SN 1185. Cal. 12 ga. Most unusual shotgun built under U.S. patents issued to Carl A.T. Sjogren of Stockholm, Sweden in 1903, 1905 & 1907,pg 318Small Arms Maker, Gardiner. It has a 28-1/4″ plain round bbl with sgl bead and is mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut with checkered round forearm & uncheckered straight stock, 13-3/4″ over a thick, hard-rubber buttplate. It has British nitro proofs to 1-1/8 oz. and is marked on left side of receiver “AUTOMAT / SYSTEM SJOGREN / PATENT” and right side with a very long name in Swedish. Little is known about this shotgun by this cataloger but appears to be a fairly simple operation with a top tang mounted thumb safety. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig blue with area over forearm a blue/brown patina. Receiver & sliding breech block retain about 90% strong orig blue with top & bottom tangs a blue/gray patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59883 JR287 (1,500-2,000)

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3244

*FABULOUS AND MASSIVE DAVENPORT SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN SN 0987. Cal. 8 Ga. Deluxe Grade gun with massive 36″ fluid steel bbl chambered for 3″ shells. Mounted with highly figured checkered American walnut with rounded pistol grip stock and forend. Case colored action with top lever opening and exposed hammer. 14-1/4″ to factory hard rubber buttplate. Weight 14.1 lbs. The W.H. Davenport Firearms Co. of Norwich, CT known primarily for modest arms for sporting use was one of the few producing an 8 gauge fowling gun for market hunting. A gun of this proportion is rare indeed, but exceedingly so in this high level of condition. Includes three 8 Ga paper cartridges. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% original blue with the balance turning to patina. Scattered light to moderated pitting. Receiver retains 70-75% original case colors with some loss on the left side which has turned to patina. Wood is sound with 80% original finish remaining with only minor handling and storage marks. Clean and sharp checkering. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is shiny with a few scattered pits. 4-33562 BT5 (1,500-2,500)

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3245

UNUSUAL CHARLES LANCASTER UNDERLEVER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 4923. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 28″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, extractor, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. It has a rounded action with unusual back action peninsula sidelocks with cocked indicators that cock with opening lever. It has a top tang mounted thumb safety. Receiver, lockplates & appended metal have about 80% coverage fine English foliate arabesque patterns with “CHARLES LANCASTER’S PATENT” on both sides of receiver and “LANCASTER / PATENT LONDON” in two ribbons on each lockplate. Each lockplate has “COK’D” in gold & top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock, 15-1/4″ over a thick hard-rubber buttplate. It has a blank silver initial oval on bottom. Bbl flats have nitro proofs to 3-1/4 tons and are marked 2-3/4″. Bore diameter: left – .726, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .031. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain most of a fine English style rust blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and chamber end edge wear. Receiver, lockplates, top & bottom tangs are a cleaned silver metal color with bottom tang showing heavy wear. Wood is sound with a hairline & a chip at back edge of forearm and buttstock with minor nicks & scratches. Forearm retains a dark orig hand worn finish and buttstock retains about all of a professionally restored finished from checkering back and is a substantially lighter color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59874 JR265 (2,500-3,500)

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3246

*E.J. CHURCHILL MODEL XXV BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 5273. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 25″ steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with narrow, flat, tapered, matted rib, sgl bead, third bite rib extension, ejectors, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. Bbl flats have nitro proofs to 1-1/8 oz. and are marked 2-1/2″. Chambers are 2-9/16″. It has a Webley-style boxlock action with rosettes around pins and bottom screws and maker’s name on each side. Floorplate has a crown toward front end. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab sawed English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock, 14-1/4″ over a checkered butt. Bore diameter: left – .728, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .010. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2.88 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of their bright orig rust blue with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver, top tang & trigger plate are bright silvered case colors while floorplate & trigger guard retain most of their restored finish. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59877 JR270 (2,500-4,000)

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3247

*ARMSTRONG BOXLOCK HAMMERLESS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 40000. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English double with 28″ sleeved bbls choked FULL/MOD. Orig bbls were cut at 3-1/4″ with new tubes sleeved into place. It has a tapered concave smooth rib with sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors, dbl triggers & dbl underbites. It has been reproofed to 1-1/8 oz. and 3-1/4 tons and has 2-3/4″ chambers. Boxlock receiver has a sgl raised rib around back radius of fences and is very nicely engraved with about 60% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns and has maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. All appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain French walnut with horn insert checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/8″ over a smooth steel buttplate. There is a blank silver oval initial plate in bottom. Bore diameter: left – .726, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .026, right – .015. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong English rust blue with a minor nick or two. Receiver & trigger guard are mostly a silver/gray metal color with traces of case colors in sheltered areas. Stock has a couple of miniscule hairlines back of top tang and forearm is missing a chip from edge, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear & stock minor handling & use marks and overall retains 75-80% restored finish. Fine Mechanics, very bright shiny bores. 4-59870 JR261 (2,500-3,500)

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3248

*P. WEBLEY & SON BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 46306. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 30″ steel bbls choked FULL/CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl underbites with dbl triggers. Rib is marked with maker’s name & address. It has boxlock receiver with deep scalloped fences & about 85% coverage extremely fine English foliate arabesque engraving. Appended metal is engraved to match. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold in a blue cloisone panel. Mounted with streaky French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over a Pachmayr pad plus a 1/4″ extension. Originally with black powder proofs, has now been nitro proofed and so marked on bbl flats. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .737. Bore restrictions: left – .040, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .028. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain most of a satin rust blue showing heavy wear over maker’s name & engraving on rib. Receiver retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas and floorplate about 80% orig blue. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores. 4-59873 JR262 (3,000-4,000)

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3249

*CASED COGSWELL & HARRISON DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 40970. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English boxlock double with 30″ Argus steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL, fitted with the “Avant Tout” assisted opening & ejector system. It has tapered concave smooth rib with sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl bites. Rib is marked with the Cogswell & Harrison name & address and “THE AVANT TOUT”. Receiver is tastefully engraved with about 70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name on each side. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and a replacement straight hand stock with flat checkering, 14-1/2″ over a serrated butt. Bbls are nitro-proofed, 1-1/8″ oz. with 2-9/16″ chambers. Accompanied by its orig canvas & leather, burgundy felt lined trunk case with brass reinforced corners, compartmented in bottom for shotgun & bbls with an orig Cogswell & Harrison nickeled oiler & pair of snap caps. It also has a 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod. It has the orig maker’s label inside lid. Bore diameter: left – .739, right – .740. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .014. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .028. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.66 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Receiver is mostly clean gray metal color with a couple of battered screws. Wood is sound & stock retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Forearm has a small chip from bbl channel with freshened checkering and has been stripped in preparation for restoration. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores that may have been honed with scattered spots of pitting. Case shows heavy wear & soil with some edge binding loss on lid with heavy wear inside and moderate to heavy fading with some moth damage. 4-59886 JR242 (2,500-4,000)

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*G.E. LEWIS & SONS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 10835. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 28″ steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, extractor, dbl underbite & dbl triggers. It has maker’s name & address on rib. Bbl flats show nitro proofs to 1-1/8″ oz. and 3 tons and is marked 2-1/2″. Chambers measures 2-3/4″. Flats are also marked “SLEEVED” but no evidence shows that bbls are sleeved, a magnificent job. Boxlock receiver is nicely engraved with about 40% coverage foliate arabesque patterns & maker’s name on each side. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with horn tip insert, checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised side panels, 15″ over a thick hard rubber buttplate. It has a blank silver oval initial plate on bottom. Bore diameter: left – .727, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .015. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .039. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10.88 oz . CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about all of a beautiful bright English style rust blue. Receiver & top tang are cleaned bright metal with floorplate & trigger guard a restored blue showing moderate to heavy wear. Wood is sound with a small chip missing from edge of forearm and has light handling & use marks and retains most of an old restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59868 JR263 (1,500-2,500)

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*WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD. DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 85294. Cal. 12 ga. Boxlock English dbl with 30″ steel bbls choked MOD/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead with third bite rib extension, extractor, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. Bbl flats are nitro proofed 1-1/8 oz. and it has 2-1/2″ chambers. Receiver has deep scalloped fences without decoration and has maker’s name on each side. Mounted with nicely figured, streaky French walnut with flat fine checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised side panels, 14-3/8″ over a serrated wood butt. It has a blank silver oval initial plate on bottom. Bore diameter: left – .735, right – .737. Bore restrictions: left – .034, right – .037. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.96 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain most of a reblacked finish with some fine pitting near muzzle ends and a few scattered spots near breech ends. Receiver retains traces of case color with traces of blue on floorplate with balance of the case colors turned silver. Bottom tang has moderate to heavy pitting. Wood is sound with a few gouges on buttstock and normal handling & use marks with forearm having a small gouge on bottom showing heavy use with a dark oil stain. Buttstock appears to have been refinished from checkering back and retains about all of this fine finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that have been honed. 4-59875 JR269 (1,500-2,500)

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3252

*CHARLES HOLLIS & SONS BOXLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN SN 2031. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 30″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, third bite rib extension, dbl underbites & dbl triggers with 2-1/2″ chambers. It has maker’s name & address on top rib. Receiver has Webley style deep scalloped fences. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs to 1-1/8 oz. and 3 tons and they are marked 2-1/2″. It has about 40% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns and all appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & Prince of Wales stock, 14-1/2″ over a checkered butt with heel & toe plates. Grip has a smooth horn cap. Bore diameter: left – .736, right – .720. Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .017. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .023. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7.36 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about all of a fine restored finish with some moderate to heavy pitting at left muzzle and fine pitting over left chamber area. Receiver, opening lever & top tang are cleaned bright metal & trigger guard retains most of its restored blue. Stock has a small chip back of top tang and a gouge on left side panel and a few chips from edge of forearm and a gouge in bottom of forearm, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59871 JR264 (2,000-3,000)

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*CASED C&A WESTON DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 7876. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 30″ steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, extractor, with dbl underbites & dbl triggers and 2-1/2″ chambers with nitro proofs on flats. It has boxlock receiver that is lightly engraved with about 40% coverage foliate arabesque patterns & maker’s name on each side. Appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with straight grain English walnut with checkered splinter forearm, missing its tip insert & straight hand stock with raised side panels, 15″ over a thick serrated wood extension. It has a blank silver oval initial plate on bottom. Accompanied by its orig red felt lined, leather trunk case with initials “D.G.D.” embossed on lid. It has maker’s label inside lid and is compartmented in bottom for shotgun & various parts. Bore diameter: left – .727, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .029, right – .006. Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .027. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.36 oz. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain most of a professionally restored finish with several small spots of pitting on outside. Receiver & appended metal are a cleaned metal color with traces of case colors on trigger plate & top tang. Forearm, with its missing insert, has a grain check around center medallion and is slightly shrunken with no finish in preparation for restoring. Stock has a chip back of top tang, otherwise is sound with freshened checkering and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a few scattered spots of pitting. Case shows moderate to heavy wear, missing one strap with damaged latch and heavily faded & soiled inside. 4-59885 JR239 (1,500-2,500)

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C.G. BONEHILL DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 145432. Cal. 12 ga. Sidelock double with 30” bbls choked FULL/FULL with flat, matted, tapered rib, sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, dbl underbites, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, French walnut with black insert, checkered splinter forearm & Prince of Wales stock, 14-1/2” over a Decelerator pad. Receiver & lockplates are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and vine & leaf borders. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .034, right – .035. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .039. Drop at heel: 2-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 12.8 oz. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Retains virtually all of this custom finish with a few spots of scattered rust on bbls and light to moderate pitting on lockplates, receiver & triggerguard. Triggerguard is purple. Wood is sound & retains most of its fine custom finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with fine pitting. 4-30169 JL6 (400-700)

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3254

A. HOLLIS & SON DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 30148. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English Damascus hammerless dbl with 30″ fine pattern Damascus bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, extractor, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. Top rib is marked with maker’s name & “GUNMAKERS TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT”. Webley style boxlock action has Greener crossbolt with scalloped fences & is engraved with about 75% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name & “LONDON” in two ribbons on both sides of receiver. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky French walnut with a checkered splinter forearm & Prince of Wales stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2″ over a serrated wood butt with heel & toe plates. Wrist has two pins through side panels. Bbl flats are nitro proofed to 1-1/8 oz. and chambers are 2-9/16″. Bore diameter: left – .732, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .038, right – .016. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.28 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about all of an extremely fine, professionally restored brown finish with a couple of small spots of rust and a small ding over left chamber area. Receiver, top & bottom tangs are a blue/gray patina with traces of finish in most sheltered areas. Stock, with its repaired wrist, has a few light dings, otherwise wood is sound with freshened checkering and retains most of a bright restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a few patches of moderate pitting in left side and a few scattered spots of light pitting in right side. 4-59878 JR285 (1,500-2,500)

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3255

C.G. BONEHILL FINE HAMMERLESS DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 1351N. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English Damascus dbl with 30″ fine pattern Damascus bbls choked FULL/IMP-CYL with flat tapered matted rib, sgl bead, Greener crossbolt rib extension, extractor, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. Top of right bbl is engraved “BELMONT INTERCHANGEABLE” and left bbl “FINE DAMASCUS” and it has a patent number on rib extension. Bbl flats show London nitro proofs to 3 tons and is marked 2-1/2″. Chambers measure 2-9/16″. Boxlock receiver has sgl rib around back radius of fences with Greener crossbolt and reinforced sides with vignette engraved “BELMONT INTERCHANGEABLE” on both sides. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with a checkered, very fancy, horn tipped splinter forearm and Prince of Wales stock with checkered raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over its orig very fancy pressed horn buttplate. There is a blank silver initial shield on bottom. Bottom tang is engraved “IBIE”. Top tang has a gold rectangle with raised letters “SAFE”. Bore diameter: left – .739, right – .734. Bore restrictions: left – .048, right – .010. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.92 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain all of a very fine professionally restored light brown finish. Receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, bright in sheltered areas, faded to silver on bottom front. Wood is sound with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and a dark hand worn patina. Buttstock has light handling & use marks and a small bruise and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59872 JR280 (2,500-3,500)

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JOHN PATSTONE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 1723. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English Damascus dbl with 27″ bbls choked CYL/CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, doll’s head third bite rib extension, sgl underbite & dbl triggers. Boxlock receiver has a sgl raised rib around back radius of fences and has a Westley Richards marked opening lever. It is engraved with 60-70% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with “SAFE” in gold on top tang. Mounted with very nicely figured burl English walnut with checkered splinter forearm, lever latch & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14″ over a serrated horn buttplate. It has black powder proofs and chambers are 2-9/16″. Bore diameter: left – .738, right – .737. Bore restrictions: left – .001, right – .000. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .023. Drop at heel: 1-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.76 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a light brown professionally restored finish. Receiver & trigger guard are a gray metal color. Wood is sound with freshened checkering & retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish with minor nicks, scratches & mars. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that have been honed. 4-59869 JR283 (2,000-3,500)

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CASED HUNTER & KIRKER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. SN NSN. Cal. 12 ga. Rare Irish made Damascus dbl with two sets of bbls, one 30″ choked CYL/MOD and the other 26-1/8″ choked FULL/IMP-MOD. Both have tapered concave smooth ribs with sgl bead, doll’s head rib extensions, extractors & sgl underbite with dbl triggers. The 30″ bbls are faintly marked on rib with maker’s name & address and the 26″ bbls with only maker’s name & “BELFAST”. It has a well-formed boxlock action with “ANSON & DEELEY’S PATENT” on water table with Westley Richards-style opening lever. Fences have a sgl raised rib around back radius. Mounted with very highly figured burl honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered raised teardrop side panels, horn grip cap, 14-1/4″ over a serrated horn buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved with about 70% coverage very fine foliate arabesque patterns. All appended metal is engraved to match and top tang has “SAFE” in gold. The 30″ bbls have light patterns of matching engraving at breech end and on rib extension. The 26″ bbls are engraved in a different pattern. Both sets of bbls are black powder proofed and have 2-1/2″ chambers. Accompanied by an orig Hunter & Son red felt lined, leather trunk case with maker’s label in lid and embossed on top “BELFAST”. There is a blank space which may have originally held orig owner’s name. Bottom is compartmented for stocked receiver, both sets of bbls, a 2-pc brass & ebony cleaning rod and other compartments containing implements. 26″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .719, right – .719. Bore restrictions: left – .015, right – .015. Wall thickness: left – .039, right – .041. 30″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left – .736, right – .736. Bore restrictions: left – .005, right – .026. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight with 30″ bbls: 6 lbs. 9.92 oz. It appears that 26″ bbls are jug choked. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a mottled brown patina having been restored a long time ago. Rib on 26″ bbls has been cleaned bright. Receiver & appended metal have been cleaned bright. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of a very old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, 30″ bbls have strong bores with fine pitting. It appears that left bbl has been honed. The 26″ bbls have strong bright bores. Case is fine, showing moderate to heavy wear with light to moderate wear & soil inside. 4-59887 JR241 (3,000-5,000)

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CHARLES LANCASTER DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 08699. Cal. 12 ga. Fine high gr