Spectacular Fall Firearms Auction
Largest Grossing Firearms Auction
Ever Held in the World! $9.2 Million!

Auction: October 3rd-6th, 2005

Preview: October 1 & 2, 2005

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

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4001

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 25-35. SN 1798080. Standard late carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood & standard open rear sight. Wood is very nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with short wood forearm & straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue overall with some slight thinning on the front edge of the receiver & bottom edges. Rear bbl band is a blue/gray patina. Wood is sound & retains most of a glossy finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55375 JR234 (500-800)

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4002

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 32 Spcl. SN 2024270. Late pre-64 with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight, missing the hood and standard open rear sight. It has straight grain American walnut wood with short wood forearm and straight stock with checkered flat steel buttplate. Left side of the receiver is factory drilled & tapped for receiver sight. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about 98% strong bright blue overall and 95-97% orig varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55386 JR5 (250-400)

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4003

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN 2225683. Late pre-64 with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight, missing the hood and standard open rear sight. It has nicely figured straight grain American walnut wood with short wood forearm and straight stock with checkered flat steel buttplate. Left side of the receiver is factory drilled & tapped for receiver sight. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about 96% strong bright blue overall and 95-97% orig varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55385 JR6 (300-400)

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4004

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 ’66 CENTENNIAL RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. SN 67386. Usual configuration with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sights, gold-plated receiver, buttplate & forend cap and a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver. Wood is nicely figured American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be unfired. Retains most all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Receiver has some slight pimpling on both sides at the front edges. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55402 JR22 (250-400)

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4005

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 Spcl. SN 1997108. Standard grade post-war rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, and ramp front sight with hood and open rear sight. It has uncheckered, very nicely figured, American walnut wood with beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Left side of the receiver is factory drilled & tapped for receiver sight. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55407 JR26 (600-1,000)

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4006

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. SN 1959302. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight missing the hood and standard open rear sight missing the elevator. It has uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut wood with semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. It has 2/3 magazine with after-market sling swivel studs and factory receiver sight holes in the left side. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, magazine tube & receiver retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue with a couple of scratches and a few light nicks on the receiver and a couple of spots of pitting near the top right side. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & scratches and retains about 90% factory varnish on the forearm & about 95% on the buttstock. Fine mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55678 JR300 (700-1,100)

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4007

*WINCHESTER MODEL 64 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. SN 1798573. Standard grade rifle that has been after-market engraved and the wood checkered. It has a 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, standard rear sight, 2/3 magazine, semi-beavertail forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Both sides of the receiver & lever have been very nicely engraved with game scene vignettes of a white tail buck on the left side and an elk on the right side, surrounded by about 70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background. Wood has been checkered in elaborate fleur-de-lis patterns. CONDITION: As noted. Extremely fine. Both metal & wood retain most of their beautiful custom finish. Forearm has a bruise in the checkering and the buttplate is slightly oversized. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55349 JR219 (750-1,250)

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4008

*ALTERED WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 434488. 1908 production rifle that has been altered with the addition of a very late 20″ carbine bbl with ramp front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Magazine has been reduced to 2/3 length & it has carbine forend with bbl band. It has nicely figured straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate with rare brass sliding trap door. Receiver appears to be a fine factory restoration & the bbl has the dbl proof signifying outside sale. Accompanied by a rare Winchester style rifle case made of tan, hard-formed leather, 42″ overall length x 6″ wide x 3-1/2″ thick at the butt, probably for a rifle with 22″ bbl. It is slightly curved and has a brass lock with leather flap and is accompanied by the orig key. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, magazine tube & receiver retain 95-96% strong factory blue. Lever & hammer retain about 75% orig case colors and the buttplate, traces of orig colors. Wood is sound & retains most of its fine factory finish with minor nicks & scratches and a series of small bruises on the right side of the wrist. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with some heavy grease near the muzzle. Case is slightly soiled with a couple of paint spots with the flap & hinge slightly dry & crackled, but overall very fine condition. 4-55281 JR314 (500-1,000)

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4009

*LOT OF FIVE LEVER ACTION RIFLES. (1) *Winchester Model 94. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 330742. Standard grade, 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, homemade front sight, 3-leaf carbine express rear sight, and standard wood. CONDITION: Good. 75% bbl & mag tube finish; receiver cleaned to white; top tang is cracked; stock is missing a sliver; wood is refinished; strong dark bore. (2) *Winchester Model 94. Cal. 32-40. SN 341185. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sights, uncheckered wood, straight stock with crescent butt. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is mostly blue/brown patina with a few nicks & dings; magazine tube retains 75-80% orig blue with light pitting; receiver has been wire wheel cleaned; stock has cracks in the wrist & the wood most of an old refinish; good mechanics; strong dark bore. (3) *Winchester Model 92 Takedown Rifle. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 689030. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, and standard sights, very nicely figured, about 2X, American walnut wood, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent butt. CONDITION: Good. Bbl & mag tube retain 85-90% strong orig blue with two cleaned areas on the bbl; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are cleaned bright; stock has a chip by the receiver, otherwise is sound & the wood retains most of a refinish; strong bore, dark in the grooves. (4) *Marlin Model 1893 Rifle. Cal. 32-40. SN 251949. Standard grade rifle; 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sights, uncheckered wood, straight stock, crescent butt. CONDITION: Good. Bbl & mag tube are a smooth blue/brown patina with spots of discoloration; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are cleaned bright; wood is sound with most of an old refinish; mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. (5) Antique Winchester Model 1873. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 200023. Standard grade rifle, 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard sights, uncheckered wood, straight stock, crescent butt, without trap. CONDITION: Bbl & mag tube retain a smooth blue/gray patina, possibly artificially aged; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are cleaned bright; mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered light pitting. 4-55153 JR216 (1,500-2,500)

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4010

*WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 1037391. Standard grade rifle, numbered in the 94 range with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, Lyman pedestal mounted front sight & flat top rear sight missing the elevator. It has half magazine & nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & serrated flat steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Metal overall retains 95-97% strong bright orig blue with light edge wear & some scratches on the receiver with the takedown ring a brown patina. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains about all of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55677 JR316 (1,250-1,750)

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4011

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 968814. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Magazine tube & buttstock have after market sling swivels. Wood is nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 94-96% strong orig blue & the magazine tube about 85% dull blue. Receiver retains about 20% thin blue with the balance worn & flaked to a light patina. Wood is sound with a couple of light gouges in the forearm and a larger one in the buttstock. With usual light handling & use marks elsewhere and retains 85-90% orig finish. Fine mechanics, bright shiny bore with some heavy grease at the muzzle. 4-55285 JR310 (300-500)

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4012

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 905387. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. Wood is nicely figured straight grain American walnut, uncheckered, with straight grip & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig finish with a slight bulge in the muzzle end of the magazine tube. Receiver is flaked, not worn, to medium patina, retaining 15-20% orig blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55668 JR264 (600-1,000)

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4013

*EL TIGRE SADDLE RING CABINE. Cal. 44-40. SN A26557. Spanish copy of a Winchester Model 92 carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, pinched blade front sight with screw, orig ladder rear sight with a staple & ring in the left side of receiver. Left side of receiver also has the company trademark of a tiger. It is fitted with straight grain walnut stock & forearm with straight grip & carbine buttplate with trap. It also has factory sling swivels. CONDITION: Extremely fine, nearly new. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock & forearm have a couple of gouges & bruises with light handling & use marks and retain most of their orig oil finish with some shrinkage around the toe. Lever & hammer retain most of their brilliant case colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55740 JR313 (800-1,200)

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4014

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 417008. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a correct Lyman Model 21 receiver sight on the left side. Wood is checkered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with black insert “I” style checkered semi-schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright orig blue with a couple of scratches & spots of light surface rust and light muzzle wear. Receiver retains traces of orig blue in the sheltered areas being mostly a light brown patina. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks showing heavy wear on the forearm, with the forearm retaining traces of orig finish and the buttstock about 75% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55681 JR307 (3,500-5,000)

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4015

WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLAT SIDE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 506. Early standard grade rifle with 28″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted German silver Rocky Mountain front sight blade and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has an extra hole with plug screw in the upper left rear corner. Wood is straight grained American walnut with black insert semi-schnable tipped forearm & uncheckered straight stock with crescent buttplate. Entire rifle has a coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright orig blue & the receiver about 90% with several small light scratches. Left front edge of the receiver has a sharp ding. Stock has a grain check on the right side, otherwise the wood is sound with numerous light nicks, scratches & dings and a gouge in the left wrist. Forearm is dark & oil stained and the buttstock has oil stains around the wrist, comb & buttplate and retains about 30% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55680 JR308 (2,000-3,000)

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4016

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 US (30-40). SN 36957. Standard grade rifle with special order 26″ rnd bbl, silver blade front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is straight grain American walnut, uncheckered, with black insert semi-Schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 94-96% strong orig blue and receiver 40-50% blue, thinning & turning brown on upper sides, stronger in sheltered areas. Stock has a cracked toe, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55358 JR229 (1,250-1,750)

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4017

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 Army (30-40). SN 402304. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and 3,200-yard ladder rear sight. Receiver is after-market mounted with a Lyman Model 21 receiver sight that was intended for a Model 94. Saddle ring has been removed & someone has attempted to drill out the stud. It has straight grain walnut with grasping groove forearm with band and a hand guard for what is probably a Mauser rifle. It has straight stock with carbine buttplate with trap. Entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue. Receiver is mostly a mottled blue/brown patina with traces of orig blue. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55679 JR306 (1,250-1,750)

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4018

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 411108. Rare trapper carbine with 16″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock & carbine butt. Bbl has the address in the proper location, forward of the bbl band. Bbl “WP” proof mark is also properly located forward of the rear sight and the forearm is the proper trapper length of 7-7/8″. Entire carbine, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 50-60% orig blue with the balance turned to a medium brown patina. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue with the balance a medium patina. Forearm has a hairline on each side at the tip & a gouge above the band, otherwise wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with light nicks & scratches. Stock has a bruise on the left side & grain roughness on the comb. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with a few small spots of scattered, very light pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55669 JR266 (3,000-6,000)

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4019

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 883347. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with modified blade and carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. It has gum wood stock & forearm, uncheckered, with straight grip & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 88-90% strong bright orig blue with the losses flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Lever & hammer retain most of their strong orig blue. Wood is sound with numerous light bruises and a few nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56458 JR492 (5,000-8,000)

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4020

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 991667. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight with a staple & ring in the left side of the receiver. Wood is straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Entire carbine, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 80-85% orig blue, strong on the sides, thin on the bottom. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains traces of orig finish on the buttstock and about 50% orig finish on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55664 JR261 (1,500-2,000)

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4021

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 25-20. SN 931075. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. Wood is very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut, with straight stock & carbine butt. Entire carbine has a coating of old dried oil and should clean very nicely. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue with the balance a plum patina. Magazine tube is mostly a plum patina. Receiver retains 75-80% thin orig blue turning plum on top & bottom. Stock has a chip in the wrist & minor nicks & scratches elsewhere, with oil staining around the wrist and otherwise retains most of its orig factory finish. Crisp mechanics, bright bore, dark in the grooves. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55667 JR265 (1,250-1,750)

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4022

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF. SN 59280. Standard grade antique rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, slot blank in the rear seat and a spring loaded Marbles tang sight. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% orig blue with a spot or two of light rust. Receiver retains about 85% strong, bright orig blue with flaking and light cleaned areas on the bottom. Wood is sound with some oil staining on the wrist and a series of light bruises over about half the forearm and overall retains a nice patina on the forearm and about 60% varnish on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55342 JR205 (1,000-1,500)

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4023

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF. SN WRACO. Rare rifle returned to Winchester, probably with a damaged serial number. It is believed that, rather than assign another number, Winchester simply obliterated the remains of the existing serial number and stamped in “WRACO”. Rifle is a standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has very nicely figured uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% dull orig blue and the magazine tube 75-80% blue turning plum. Receiver retains about 95% strong orig blue with some slight thinning on the left side, edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust. Lever retains about 50% case colors and the hammer about 80%. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and a couple of bruises and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56463 JR519 (1,500-2,500)

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4024

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 348129. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig blue with light muzzle edge wear & a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains about 95% orig finish, strong blue on the sides & top, turning plum on the bottom with minor handling nicks & scratches on the sides. Lever retains about 75% case colors & the hammer about 85%. Wood is sound with a sharp gouge in the forearm, otherwise minor handling & use marks elsewhere & retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55666 JR262 (1,250-1,750)

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4025

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 993288. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, brass bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Entire rifle, including the wood, is covered with a very heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue. Receiver retains about 90% orig blue turning brown on the edges with a couple of flaked spots on the left side. Flaked areas are a light patina. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55665 JR263 (1,250-1,750)

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4026

*WINCHESTER MODEL 53 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 4319. Standard grade rifle numbered in its own model range with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight & flat top rear sight. It has button magazine & nicely figured slab sawed uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & serrated steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue with one small cleaned spot about mid way on the top. Receiver retains 85-88% strong bright orig blue with light edge wear, a few spots of fine pitting on the right side and a series of fine pitting on the bottom. Wood is sound and retains most of its orig factory varnish with light handling & use marks. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55683 JR303 (1,500-2,500)

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4027

*WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 218 Bee. SN 1005222. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear seat and a Stith side mount for a Weaver 330 scope with a Litschert Varmint Master objective. Bolt is cut for a peep sight. The wood is very nicely grained slab sawed American walnut, uncheckered, with semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine, as noted. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue, thinning toward the muzzle. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue, strong on the left side, thin on the right side and worn to silver on the bottom. Wood is sound with a chemical streak down the right side and otherwise retains most of an old refinish. Buttplate is pitted. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light rust. Optics are clear. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55670 JR271 (750-1,250)

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4028

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 25-20. SN 460620. Standard musket in a rare caliber with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, modified square base front sight/bayonet lug with modified blade. It has a 900-yard musket rear sight. It is mounted with nicely figured uncheckered American walnut with full-length forearm, three bbl bands & straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate. It is fitted with close couple dbl set triggers. Buttstock & middle band have sling loops. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 70-75% strong orig blue with some chemical staining around the muzzle and on the magazine tube. On top ofo the bbl, behind the lower band, is a filled non-factory dovetail. Blue around the rear sight is turning plum. Receiver retains about 90% dull orig blue and the lever traces of case color. Hammer retains 85-90% dark case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a small gouge on the buttstock & retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-56464 JR503 (8,000-12,000)

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4029

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 83353. Standard musket with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug & a 900 yard ladder musket rear sight. It has a full-length forestock with three bands and straight grip stock with musket buttplate with trap and has factory sling swivels. Receiver ring has a pinwheel shaped proof mark & the stock has four characters believed to be Indonesian. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the metal being a medium mottled gray/brown patina. Forearm is missing a sliver near the tip & the stock has a pinned wrist with usual nicks, dings & scratches and a few light bruises and has a fine hand rubbed patina. Both middle bbl band screws are broken. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-56466 JR496 (5,000-7,000)

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4030

VERY EARLY 1ST PRODUCTION RUN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 61. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is 1st type with the external guide screws. Wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Included is a Winchester factory letter indicating this was shipped from the warehouse Nov. 27, 1894 as order #2642, rifle – 38-55 Cal, oct. bbl and plain trigger. It was purchased from the Robert Renneberg collection who wrote the book on Model ’94 Winchesters. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube a mottled silver/brown patina. There are hammer marks on either side of the rear dovetail. Receiver is a smooth dark gray patina with light nicks & dings. Wood is sound, having been cleaned and possibly lightly sanded and has a few minor nicks & dings. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with strong rifling. Rare opportunity to own a 2-digit ’94. 4-55088 JR212 (4,000-6,000)

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4031

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 32122. Very rare deluxe rifle with extremely rare 24-1/4″ oct to rnd, rapid taper light weight bbl with full matted top, Lyman ivory bead front sight, flat top rear sight, a Lyman tang sight and button magazine. Wood is very highly figured 3-4X American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 94-96% orig blue, slightly thinned on the top & bottom with edge wear and a spot or two of light surface rust. Lever retains about 70% bright case colors, brilliant on the sides and the hammer about 85%. Buttstock has a crack around just behind the wrist that should close very nicely with professional attention. Otherwise the wood is sound and retains generous amounts of orig oil finish with some dark staining about the middle of the buttstock. Entire rifle is coated with heavy dried oil and will clean much better than it appears. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. A truly rare ’94. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55672 JR221 (7,500-12,500)

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4032

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH TWO BBLS. Cal. 32 WS & 38-55. SN 189302. Fine deluxe rifle with both bbls 26″. 32 Spcl. bbl is oct to rnd with half magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw and a 32 Smokeless rear sight with a spring loaded Marbles tang sight. 38-55 bbl is full oct with a cut-down magazine and a filled magazine band dovetail on the bottom. It has a Lyman ivory bead front sight and a Lyman 6A folding rear sight and is from an earlier rifle. Wood is beautifully grained 2-3X center crotch cut fame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet fully identifying this rifle with only the 32 Spcl. bbl and indicating shipment 11-3-1903 to order #209547. CONDITION: Rifle with 32 Spcl. bbl is extremely fine with the bbl, forend cap & magazine retaining 96-98% strong bright orig blue. Takedown ring retains most of its orig blue turning plum on the bottom half. Receiver retains about 95-96% strong orig blue with fine edge wear and turning slightly plum on the bottom front and raised area of the sides. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors fading to silver on the outside edge. Wood is sound with light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Entire rifle has a coating of heavy old dried oil or wax. 38-55 bbl as previously mentioned retains about 90% strong orig blue turning slightly plum. Forend cap retains about 90% case colors and the forearm shows moderate wear with nicks & dings and retains about 85% of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, both bores are bright & shiny. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55673 JR499 (8,000-12,000)

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4033

*DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 225445. Unusual special order rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, replacement Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has a most unusual & rare highly figured buttstock with “H” style checkered capped pistol grip & a very deep shadow cheek piece, 14″ over a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Forearm is matching, burled walnut with early style square back checkering that may have been extended from “H” style checkering. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with some very light flaking on the left top flat above the forearm. Magazine tube has some thinning around the front bbl band. Forend cap retains most of its orig blue finish with a couple of small thinned areas. Receiver retains 70-75% strong orig blue with the balance a gray patina. Wood is sound with a plugged hole in the bottom of the stock & retains most of its strong bright orig piano finish varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56462 JR491 (5,000-8,000)

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4034

*SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKE DOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 356191. Beautiful special order rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight with half of the middle leaf broken & a Lyman 21 receiver sight. It is mounted with about 4X center crotch cut sunburst flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Metal retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with only slight sharp edge wear & a small scrape on the left side of the receiver with a couple of small scratches on the right side. Wood has a few light scratches & handling marks and retains most of its factory oil finish. Lever retains 70-75% bright case colors & the hammer about 50%. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57156 JR659 (6,000-10,000)

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4035

*EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 260768. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent butt. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood, a nearly new rifle. It has a few light scratches on the left side of the receiver & one or two others on the right side with some light flaking on the top right edge. Loading gate retains virtually all of is slightly faded niter blue. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, mostly vivid & bright with some slight fading on the lever loop and darkening on the hammer spur. Buttplate retains about 90% faded case colors, stronger on the tang. Wood is sound with very minor nicks & scratches on the buttstock & a few heavier ones on the forearm & both retain about all of their orig factory finish. Buttplate is slightly off center but appears to be orig to this rifle. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57061 JR674 (5,500-8,500)

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4036

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 59264. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight grip & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: About very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright orig factory blue with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Rear sight has light surface rust. Receiver retains about 75-80% thin orig blue on the left side, about 60% on the right side with the bottom & top a brown patina. Lever retains 40-50% orig case colors & the hammer about 85% colors. Wood is sound with a small gouge and a long scratch in the forearm & a couple of gouges in the buttstock and overall retains about 90% finish on the forearm & 85% on the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56835 JR337 (1,250-1,750)

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4037

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 64129. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and a 3-leaf, platinum line, express rear sight that appears to be orig to this rifle. It has nicely figured, uncheckered walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue and the magazine tube about 90% thinning orig blue. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue with an obliterated name on the floorplate. Wood is sound with fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are sound, strong bore, dark in the grooves. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55391 JR11 (1,000-1,500)

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4038

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 197004. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 94-96% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 83-85% orig blue, strong on the sides. Lever retains traces of case colors and the hammer about 90% dark colors. Hairline in the right wrist, otherwise the wood is sound with about 50% orig finish showing on the stock and a fine patina on the forearm with usual handling & use marks and a small gouge on the comb with some sort of light finish added overall. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55392 JR12 (1,000-1,500)

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4039

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 104791. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight missing the ivory bead. It has a locking Lyman tang sight and straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue with freckles of light rust pitting. Magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue. Receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue with a couple of scratches and one slightly battered screw. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with several gouges in the forearm and some oil staining on the wrist and a fine light patina overall. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55393 JR13 (700-1,100)

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4040

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 329881. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw & flat top rear sight. It has nicely figured uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with straight grip & crescent buttplate. It has after marked added sling swivels in the forend cap & buttstock. Entire rifle has a coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 60-70% thinning orig blue with the balance a medium patina with several small light scratches. Lever retains about 50% case colors and the hammer about 80%. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retains traces of orig finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55676 JR309 (1,000-1,500)

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4041

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38-55. SN 92419. Antique with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has a stud & ring and the wood is straight grain walnut, uncheckered, with straight grip & carbine buttplate. This rifle appears to have been built in 1897 but it has a “WP” proof on top of the receiver. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to have a complete factory restored finish. Overall the metal retains about 96% bright blue with light wear on the bottom of the receiver. Lever & hammer are blue instead of their orig case colored finish. Wood is sound with a minor few scattered nicks. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55353 JR221 (2,000-4,000)

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4042

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 922978. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight. It has a stud & ring in the left side of receiver. Wood is very nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight grip & carbine buttplate. It is accompanied by the orig assembly shop tag indicating the action test was accomplished on 5-3-21. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & bbl bands retain about all of their orig strong bright factory finish with only slight wear on the bands. Receiver retains 95-97% strong orig blue on the right side with light edge wear & a couple of small spots turning plum. Left side has about 35% flaked areas, retaining about 65% strong orig blue. Losses have turned to a medium patina. Lever retains about 85% orig blue & the hammer about 75%. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor nicks & retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Tag is fragile & yellowed, but generally still legible. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55675 JR311 (1,250-1,750)

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4043

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 25-35. SN 1041033. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver and has nicely figured uncheckered walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95-96% strong orig blue turning a little dull. Receiver retains 70-75% orig blue with the balance mostly flaked to patina. Wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches & retains about 50% thin orig finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-56459 JR521 (1,500-2,000)

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4044

*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 32-40. SN 190615. Standard grade special order carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, button magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight with a locking Lyman tang sight. Receiver has a stud in the left side, missing the ring. Wood is extra finish American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a small dent on the bottom near the muzzle. Bbl band is a plum/blue patina. Receiver retains 75-80% orig blue, strong on the sides, turning silver on the bottom & thin on the top. Lever retains about 15% bright case colors & the hammer about 95% bright case colors. Stock has a couple of small chips by the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55355 JR223 (800-1,200)

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4045

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 228937B. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, altered front sight & a replacement rear sight without elevator. Wood is straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip & crescent buttplate with trap that contains four cartridges. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with all the metal having been cleaned to bright in recent years. Receiver has some scattered fine pitting. Wood is sound with a dark hand rubbed patina and may have been cleaned a long time ago. Mechanics are fine, very worn dark bore. 4-55291 JR315 (750-1,500)

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4046

SPRINGFIELD OFFICER’S MODEL RIFLE. Cal. .45-70. NSN. Wonderful officer’s model trapdoor with 26” rnd bbl. Third type with short base tang sight. Standard foliate arabesque pattern engraving on lockplate, hammer, breechblock, upper tang, top of receiver, trigger bow & top of buttplate. Silver-plated pewter forearm tip has matching engraving. Standard markings including “US / MODEL / 1873” on top of the breechblock & “SWP / 1885” cartouche on the left side of the stock. It is equipped with a Freund patent wooden pistol grip and a Beech’s front sight with a gold washed sight ring. Cleaning rod is correct but has no finish on the front brass tip. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue turning slightly plum with light muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains 97-98% strong bright blue. Breech block retains about all of its orig case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Lockplate & hammer retain about 80% orig case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas, fading elsewhere, turned silver near the front end. Buttplate retains about 60% strong bright blue. Forend tip retains about 90% orig silver. Wood is sound with a gouge on the left side of the butt, moderate wear on the forestock checkering with light nicks, dings & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54954 JR758 (28,000-35,000)

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4047

RARE & HISTORIC CUSTER RANGE, INDIAN USED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 43332. Standard 73 carbine with 22″ bbl, square base front sight & correct 1200 yard ladder rear sight. It has “1873” dated high-arch breech block & lockplate with usual markings. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock that has been completely shattered through the wrist with a large chunk missing and at one time was wrapped with rawhide secured with small rnd head nails. It has the orig 2-pc trigger guard & a “P” proof visible back of the lower tang, along with the outline of an oval cartouche on the left side of the wrist. Buttplate is the orig 1873 style without trapdoor & the stock is not drilled for a trap. Left side has a sling bar & ring. Consignor states that this carbine surfaced in Central Oregon in 2004 where it had been in the same family for about 80 years. It allegedly came to the family from an indigent Indian or Mexican in exchange for food money.

Government records show that the 7th Cavalry Companies D, I & K were the last of Custer’s troops to be armed with the “new” trapdoor carbine in the 2nd quarter of 1875 and their carbines are found in serial ranges 33,000-43,700. Carbine #43345 is identified as having been recovered at the Tongue River by the 7th Cavalry and returned to Fort Lincoln, June 6, 1878. Springfield records list 43617 as one of the 22 Model 1873 carbines returned by the 7th Cavalry after the Custer Fight as damaged or non-serviceable. Therefore it stands to reason that this carbine was very likely at the Little Bighorn with one of Custer’s troops and subsequently captured by an Indian.

CONDITION: As previously noted, the metal has traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a dark brown patina. Stock, with its shattered wrist & leather repair, that has been severely mouse chewed, retains a dark patina showing considerable saddle bow wear on the bottom of the forestock. Stacking swivel has been removed from the bbl band as was common practice amongst the troops. Mechanics are crisp, breech block slightly loose, strong bore with good shine & light to moderate pitting. A rare & historic carbine. 4-55119 JR641 (30,000-60,000)

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4048

MODIFIED SPRINGFIELD SECOND ALLIN CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. 50-70. 20” rnd bbl. There are 22 brass tacks in the left cheek of the stock. There is also a large copper patch on the bottom of the forearm attached with one screw and one nail. The trigger guard has been stretched to accommodate the dbl set triggers. The stock and bbl were cut to the current length and large dovetails cut for the sights. The large butthorn sight remains but the front sight is missing. The stock has been modified at the butt to take a brass crescent buttplate. Many initials have been carved in the wood. There is an area of very heavy wear on the right side of the forearm between the lockplate and the bbl band. This might have been carved as none of the other wood appears to be effected but it is now smooth. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall. Stock is battered and worn as modified. Mechanically fine. 4-57092 FS131 (4,000-6,000)

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4049

CUSTER RANGE MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 33296. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, homemade copper front sight & ladder rear sight. It has “1873” dated lockplate and high arch breechblock. Sling bar has been removed and it has the correct 1873 buttplate without trapdoor, however the stock is a replacement 1884 model with cut for trap with the faint outline of a square cartouche on the left wrist. Receiver hinge is broken on the right side with an adjacent crack in the receiver. This carbine has seen very hard use associated with frontier & Indian use. CONDITION: Fair to good, as noted. Bbl retains mostly a dark blue/brown patina with some heavy crusty rust over the forestock area. Stock has several hairline cracks around the receiver & lockplate and is missing a sliver in front of the bbl band. Overall the stock gives a very worn & hard used appearance. Mechanics are fine, with the aforementioned broken hinge, very worn dark bore. 4-57029 JR526 (3,000-5,000)

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4050

CUSTER BATTLE RANGE SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CARBINE. SN 21804. Cal. 45-70. 22” rnd bbl. This has all of the proper early features including the crossed arrows and eagle on the breechblock. The lock with 1873 markings. The long wrist stock and the step rear sight graduated up to five one the right side of the base and up to twelve on the leaf. The carbine has been arsenal refinished, but the markings are still good except for the cartouche, which is partially missing. The circle “P” on the stock behind the trigger guard is still sharp. Several 21,000 SN range guns were turned in by the 7th Cav. after the battle of Little Big Horn and the rest of the 1776 campaign. Accompanying the carbine are several references to these guns including some in higher and lower ranges. CONDITION: Fine as arsenal refinish. Retaining about 80% of the blue and faint traces of the casehardening colors. Wood is smooth. Mechanically fine. 4-57175 FS270 (5,500-6,500)

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4051

SCARCE INDIAN WARS PERIOD SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 20772. Assembled carbine using an 1873 bbl action & receiver with a later lockplate & hammer without date and a later stock with a trap under the orig 1873 buttplate that has no trap door. It has a 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight with replacement blade and an orig 1873 rear sight. High arch breechblock has the “1873” date over an eagle, crossed arrows & “US”. Bbl band has a stacking swivel, the left side of the stock has a sling bar & ring and a 2-pc. trigger guard. This carbine was most likely originally issued to one of the western cavalry units, the 7th, 8th or 10th, all of which saw extensive frontier service during the Indian Wars Period. CONDITION: As noted, about good. Metal retains an even dark brown patina, probably an old restored finish. Stock is sound with usual nicks & dings, some cleaned up bruises, showing heavy wear with a fine old patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some fine pitting. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55085 JR278 (1,750-2,750)

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4052

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 412803. 22” bbl. This has the 1890 bbl band with protector for the front of the Buffington sight. CONDITION: Retains about half of the reblue on the metal surfaces. Wood has been repaired, sanded and refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-56491 (1,000-1,750)

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4053

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 148883. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight with protective screwed on hood & ski jump ladder rear sight. It has usual markings on the bbl, breechblock & lockplate. It is fitted with a 1-pc, carbine stock with no visible cartouches & carbine butt with trap containing an orig 3-pc. wiping rod. Stock has a sling bar & ring on the left side. Entire carbine has a heavy coating of old dried oil. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 80% orig blue with the balance a brown patina. Breechblock & lockplate are a dark patina. Stock is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig arsenal finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55708 JR267 (2,500-3,500)

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4054

CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 6513. Standard early carbine with 22″ bbl, square base front sight with 1200 yard ladder rear sight. It has high arch “1873” dated breech block & lockplate with eagle & crossed arrows on the breech block. It is mounted in an orig 1873 stock with sling bar & ring on the left side and “ESA” cartouche on the left wrist and has a long grip with short comb and carbine buttplate without trap. Stock is not drilled for a trap either. It has 2-pc trigger guard with sgl band & stacking swivel. This carbine was almost assuredly issued to one of the frontier cavalry units & certainly falls within the known Custer 7th Cavalry issues. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains on the bbl being a mottled silver & brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting. Receiver retains traces of orig finish with the hammer & lockplate a brown patina. Receiver & breech block have moderate to heavy pitting. Stock is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches & a few bruises with a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting and one spot of heavy pitting. 4-54962 JR762 (3,500-5,500)

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4055

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 176819. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight & ski jump carbine ladder rear sight. Breechblock & lockplate are dated “1873”. It is mounted in a 1-pc, walnut stock with no visible cartouche and has carved initials on the left wrist that appear to be “SH / 1914”. Left side is mounted with a sling bar & ring and the butt trap contains an early Springfield musket tool. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue and the breechblock retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas, being mostly a mottled silver/gray patina. Lockplate is a mottled silver/black patina. Wood is sound with a couple of bruises & numerous light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old varnish refinish. There are some small chips in front of the lockplate. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55709 JR275 (1,750-2,750)

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4056

EXTREMELY RARE BUFFALO SOLDIER SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1870 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 50-70. 2” rnd bbl. Only 362, Model 1870 Trapdoor Carbines were made. This one is extremely well documented. It originally appeared in Red Jackson’s 1972 Catalogue, which had many rare trapdoors. A new booklet identifies the marking “E9” branded on the right side of the stock, as Company E, 9th Cav. Seven of these carbines were shown as issued to the 9th Cav. at Fort Concho, TX. The 9th Cav. was one of the two Black Cav. units known as the Buffalo Solders. The E9 marking was both described and pictured in the Jackson catalogue and certainly predates the time when it would have made any financial difference. It was one of the cheapest guns on the page at $325, with the trapdoor shotgun, the 1882 Carbine, and even a low serial number gun being more expensive. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light surface rust. Some battering on top of the breechblock. Cartouche is visible on the stock but not readable. Heavy wear on the forearm and some gouges opposite the lock. 4-57172 FS269 (6,500-7,500)

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4057

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1868 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 50-70. SN 15553. Usual configuration with 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug & 1,000-yard ladder rear sight. Breechblock is dated “1869” and the lockplate “1863”. It is mounted in a 1-pc, walnut stock with two bands & a slotted head-wiping rod. Left side flat has three visible cartouches & an area where a fourth one was apparently obliterated. CONDITION: Metal has all been cleaned white and is now beginning to patinate. Stock is sound with a couple of gouges & minor nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55703 JR273 (600-1,000)

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4058

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1877 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 99744. Fine rare rifle, one of only about 20,000 ever made, with 32-5/8” rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with ski jump rear sight with low arch breechblock. It has 1-pc walnut stock with fine light “ESA / 1878” cartouche. It has musket buttplate without trap. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with bayonet wear at the muzzle. Breech block retains 75-80% case colors, strong in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Receiver retains 80-85% thin blue and the lockplate 75-80% with the hammer retaining about 50%. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings, a few bruises and retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54964 JR763 (2,500-3,500)

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4059

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 46504. Standard early rifle with 32-1/2″ bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, 1200 yard ladder rear sight with high arch breech block with usual markings & standard markings on the lockplate. It has partially visible oval cartouche on the left wrist, number “39” stamped in the wood back of the top tang & unit markings “53 / 29 / SFC” above the buttplate tang. Left side of the buttstock is painted with “G. 8TH 54.” upside down. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 85-90% orig blue mixed with brown patina. Breech block & receiver are a mottled blue/brown patina. Lockplate & hammer retain about 90% orig blue with some spots of light surface rust on the lockplate. Stock has a hairline back of the lockplate and a couple in front of the lockplate with usual handling & use marks, nicks, dings & scratches and has a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54967 (1,200-1,500)

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4060

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 551671. Standard rifle with 32-1/2″ bbl, square base front sight and Buffington rear sight. It has the “1884” dated breechblock and usual markings on the lockplate. It is mounted in a 1-pc. nicely figured walnut stock with rectangular “SWP/1892” cartouche. It has two bands with stacking & sling swivels on the upper one and has the rnd ramrod bayonet. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired. Retaining virtually all of its orig arsenal finish to both metal & wood. Bbl has a few scattered pinpoints of rust. Breechblock case colors are brilliant. Wood has a fine dark finish with crisp cartouche. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. A fine addition to anyone’s collection. 4-55103 JR39 (1,250-2,250)

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4061

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 545578. Usual configuration with 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight & Buffington rear sight. It is mounted in a 1-pc. walnut stock with two bands & rnd ramrod bayonet. It has an “1892” dated “SWP” cartouche on the left wrist. Right side of the buttstock is stamped with a large “25” and a small “93”. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig finish, turning plum toward the muzzle with a fingernail sized cleaned spot. Breechblock retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Stock is sound & retains most of its orig arsenal finish. Trigger guard has light surface rust. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55713 JR272 (1,000-1,500)

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4062

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH ROD BAYONET. Cal. 45-70. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. SN 518077. “SWP” cartouche dated “1891”. This is among one of the last produced and has all of the latest features including the 1-pc trigger guard, Buffington sight & trap door in the buttplate. It also has issue marks “8 /B /5”on top of buttplate. Although it was not considered to be anything special by Springfield, has a fine piece of tiger stripe walnut. CONDITION: 90% blue overall. 60% casehardening on the breechblock turning dark. Wood is excellent with minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-57177 FS229 (1,000-1,500)

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4063

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 507231. Standard rifle with 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight with sheet metal sight hood and a Buffington rear sight. It has a rnd ramrod bayonet and is mounted in a 1-pc, walnut stock with two bands & “1890” dated “SWP” cartouche. A canvas Nobuckl sling accompanies it. Butt trap contains an 1879 Springfield tool. Entire rifle is covered with a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue turning plum toward the muzzle. Breechblock retains most of its orig fading case colors. Lockplate & hammer retain about 80% orig finish. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains a fine, hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55704 JR274 (500-800)

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4064

EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1882 RIFLE. SN 197074. 28”rnd bbl. Only 26 of these rare rifles were made. They are easily identified by the length of the bbl, and the two bands holding the bbl to the stock. The sling swivels are contoured to fit around the bottom of the stock so the rifle could be used in a carbine boot. The left side of the ski jump rear side is marked “28” / 5”. The slide of the rear sight itself has the windage feature locked with a screw. The “SWP” cartouche on the left side of the stock is dated “1882”. The other features are standard with the low arch breechblock dated “1873” and no date on the lockplate. The ramrod is correct with the long jag on the tip. CONDITION: Bbl is lightly pitted overall with blue only at the breech. Breechblock retains about 90% of its bright casehardening colors. Lockplate has about 60% blue, the trigger guard about 10%. Buttplate has a gray patina with some light rust at the top. Wood has normal handling marks with chips along the ramrod channel and around the lock. Mechanically excellent. 4-57295 (5,000-7,000)

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4065

*H&R REPRODUCTION OFFICER’S MODEL TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 1317. Fine reproduction with 26″ rnd bbl, Beech’s style ivory bead front sight and ski jump ladder rear sight. Breechblock, lockplate, hammer & trigger guard are case colored and have patterns of light foliate arabesque engraving. It is mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc. American walnut stock with checkered forearm & straight grip with musket buttplate. Top of the wrist is mounted with a mid-range tang sight and it has an engraved pewter forend cap. Bottom of the bbl has a sgl iron guide, which contains a fine reproduction officer’s model-wiping rod. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, probably unfired, retaining virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has several small nicks & dings and a couple of light bruises on the bottom of the forestock with a series of fine spotting of the finish on the right side of the buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55725 JR277 (500-800)

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4066

WINCHESTER HOTCHKISS 1ST MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-70. SN 262. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight & ski jump ladder rear sight marked with an “R”. It has usual markings on the left side of the receiver and is mounted in a 1-pc. walnut stock with sngl band and saddle ring in the left side. It has nickeled brass hinged forend tip containing two sections of a steel wiping rod. Entire rifle has a coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely & professionally restored, retaining virtually all of this fine finish to both metal & wood with a few nicks & dings in the stock. Mechanics are a little stiff, very bright shiny bore with a slight ring about mid-point. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55684 JR304 (1,500-2,500)

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4067

WINCHESTER MODEL 1883 3RD MODEL HOTCHKISS ARMY RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 84139. Standard 3-band Army rifle with 32″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 1200 yard ski jump rifle rear sight. It has case colored receiver & full length forestock with slotted head wiping rod & straight stock with musket buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 90-92% strong orig blue turning plum. Front & rear bbl bands are a blue/gray patina with the middle band retaining most of its orig blue. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors, slightly faded toward the front. Forestock has a repaired crack on the left side & another on the right near the tip & retains most of a restored finish. Buttstock is sound with nicks, dings & scratches & retains about 70% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some fine pitting in the grooves. 4-56457 JR646 (3,000-5,000)

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4068

REMINGTON LEE NAVY BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 50369. Model 1885 Navy contract, one of about 1,500, with 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight with sheet metal sight protector. It has 1,200-yard ski jump rear sight and standard Navy markings over the receiver ring, with usual markings & serial number on the receiver. It is mounted in a very nicely figured full length 1-pc. walnut stock with smooth musket buttplate. Magazine is of the 2-groove type and it is accompanied by a “1918” dated leather military sling. CONDITION: Fine plus. Metal is mostly a dark blue/brown patina with the receiver being mostly a mottled light brown patina. Stock is sound with usual handling & use marks and a fine old patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Sling is a little dry but still sound. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55705 JR279 (800-1,200)

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4069

WINCHESTER LEE SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 236. SN 13782. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has usual markings on the left side with the caliber marked over the chamber area and the serial number over the front receiver ring. It is mounted in a 1-pc. uncheckered walnut stock with semi-schnable tipped forestock with grasping grooves & pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Entire rifle is covered with a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains 93-95% strong blue finish that may be an old restoration. Stock has a couple of cracks through the wrist and has light handling & use marks and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55685 JR305 (500-1,000)

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4070

GEN. GEO. ARMSTRONG CUSTER’S FIELD GLASSES FROM THE MASSACRE AT LITTLE BIGHORN WITH DOCUMENTED PROVENANCE. Field glasses have brass bodies (once leather covered) made by “Lemaire Paris France” and closed stand 6-1/2” tall complete with sunshields. CONDITION: Good. Leather covering of the binocular bodies has been lost. Brass bodies are oxidized. Left eyepiece lens is fractured and the right viewing lens is scratched and discolored. There is a scratch nearly across the center of the entire lens. Accompanying provenance goes backwards thusly: Consignor from Franklin David Wilson Jr. (1970’s) from Elsie Louise Wilson nee Edmunds (c. 1915) from Alfred Edmunds purchased from William Sharp (Sergeant Troop G 7th Cav. USA) (1897) from G. H Rathgeber (Sergeant Troop G 7th Cav. USA) from E. Morton (Saddler, Troop G 7th Cav. USA) from C.H. Smith (Pvt. 7th Cav. USA) (who recovered these field glasses from a dead Indian after the battle of Wounded Knee December 29, 1890). Copies of the last will and testament for Elsie Wilson nee Edmunds, her marriage certificate to Franklin David Wilson, a 6-pg handwritten letter from Edward Edmunds (Cook, Troop G 7th Cav. USA) to his brother Charles Edmunds dated Fort Riley, Kansas, September 22, 1889, along with a bill of sale for the field glasses from William Sharp to Alfred Edmunds dated March 6, 1897 with a long handwritten 1-pg description of the field glasses including a physical description, which matches those presented here, the bill of sale states in part “What is positively known concerning these glasses is as follows: After the battle at Wounded Knee Creek, S.D., Dec 29, 1890, between Big Foot’s band of the hostile Sioux Indians and two Battalions of the 7th Cav., U.S.A., several of the enlisted men that participated in the fight went over the battlefield in search of relics. Pvt. C. A. Smith, Troop “G”, 7th Cav., U.S.A., found these glasses on the dead body of an Indian that was killed in the fight and afterwards burned to a crisp at the place he fell by the Tepee which the Indian had used as shelter being set on fire by a shell.

While we remained on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, considerable inquiry was made concerning these glasses. The friendly Indians claimed that Big Foot’s band, whom we exterminated at Wounded Knee, was one of the hostile tribes that participated in the Custer Massacre and that the Indian spoken of as being burned obtained possession of these glasses on the battlefield where the massacre occurred. Nearly all of the officers of the 7th U.S. Cav. have inspected these glasses and expressed themselves as being convinced that they were the actual glasses used by Gen. Custer in the campaign in which he and his gallant troopers were massacred.

Pvt. C. Smith sold these glasses to E. Morton, Saddles Troop “G”. Saddles Morton then sold them to Sgt (?) Rathgebar, Sergeant Troop “G”, and Rathgebar afterwards sold them to wm. Sharp, Sergeant, Troop “G”, 7th Cav. Any of the above persons can identify these glasses and will vouch for the above statement”.

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a pr of battlefield recovered field glasses with unmistakable provenance to the Battle of Wounded Knee and extremely strong attribution to the Custer Massacre and Gen. George A. Custer, all documented in testimony and writing within a decade or so, following the 1876 massacre. 4-55300 CW106 (45,000-55,000)

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4070A.

GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER’S PERSONAL TRUNK. Large brown leather trunk, 33″ long x 19″ wide x about 20″ high, made from heavy “sole leather” and so marked in an impressed stamp on the lid that states “WARRANTED SOLE LEATHER / WITH / STEEL SPRINGS”. It has two closure straps with a thick leather lifting handle for the lid and is decorated with various border patterns on all sides. It has a large brass lock on the front with the hasp section broken away. It is lined with cream colored cloth. Accompanied by a sworn & witnessed statement from Mrs. Claribel Vivian who swears that she is the niece of Gen. Custer and the daughter of Nevin Custer living in Monroe, Michigan as of Feb. 12, 1950. In the statement she is transferring the trunk to Dr. Lawrence A. Frost of Monroe, Michigan. It subsequently was obtained on May 1, 1961 from Dr. Frost by Don & Stella Foote of Billings, Montana with receipt enclosed, and remained in their collection & museum until recently. Also accompanied by a reproduction of the Bismark Dakota Territory Tribune Extra account of the Custer fight. It describes the fight in lurid detail and lists by name the troops killed. CONDITION: Trunk is moderately soiled with some seam damage on the lid and bottom with dry & crackled leather with some losses around the edge of the lid. Overall retains a fine natural leather color. 4-55778 (15,000-30,000)

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4071

HISTORIC CUSTER BATTLEFIELD ASSOCIATED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 199673. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl, 1-line New York U.S. America address. It has brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. It has 6-shot cylinder, three of which are still loaded. It is accompanied by two notarized statements transferring this revolver & a Remington New Model Army, SN 29449 (also being sold in this auction), amongst various owners with the earliest date of 1951. All agree that it was part of the W.D. Fischer Collection and was displayed for many years in the Adams Memorial Hall in Deadwood, SD as part of the Fischer Collection. Earliest known information is dated back to 1901 where a James Rennie of Sheridan, WY obtained them from Dusty Amsdon of Dayton, WY. Amsdon was apparently an old Government scout who visited the battlefield shortly after the fight and “found several pistols and some rifles”. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Overall retains a dark attic brown patina with some crusty rust on the sides of the bbl & spots on the frame. Grip frame retains traces of silver-plating with dented trigger guard. Grip is sound with slightly chipped toes & shows heavy wear. One replaced frame screw. Handspring is either broken or missing. Cylinder is frozen on its pin and cannot be removed. Strong dark bore. 4-57422 (35,000-40,000)

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4072

HISTORIC DOCUMENTED CUSTER BATTLEFIELD RETRIEVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 29449. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl, dovetailed cone front sight, brass trigger guard & 2-pc walnut grips. Various metal parts have inspector’s initials. Cylinder pin is a broken remnant. Accompanied by a signed typewritten statement addressed to W.D. Fischer, Secretary-Manager of the Custer Battlefield Highway in Mitchell, SD dated Sheriden, WY, Aug. 28, 1928. It is over the signature of James Rennie wherein he is sending “the ” to Mr. Fischer upon the opening of the museum in the “New Custer Highway Building”. He states that: “and if you remember when you started the C.B.H (Custer Battlefield Highway) some years ago in Sheridan you wanted to get one of the pistols which I had in my possession, found on the Custer Battle Field. I want to do my bit in helping to advertise the West and am sending you the Remington. It was secured in 1901 from Dusty Amsdon of Dayton, WY. Dusty was an old Government Scout and visited the Battle Field shortly after the fight and found several pistols and some rifles and I secured two from him”. There is also a notarized bill of sale transferring this revolver and a Colt Model 1849 SN 199673 (also being sold in this auction) to William Burger of San Francisco, CA and states that it was displayed for many years in the Adams Memorial Hall at Deadwood, SD as part of the W.D. Fischer Collection. There is also a notarized statement over the signature of “G.A. Barwig” dated 6-29-51 wherein he states that this revolver remained for “a long time” in the W.D. Fischer Collection which was housed in Adams Memorial Hall at Deadwood, SD and was given to Barwig on Nov. 24, 1942 and thence to a Mr. William Steele on June 29, 1951. Bottom of the page has another notarized statement transferring this revolver to Mr. S.L. Hutcheson of Greenwich, CT on 4-25-52. There is also a brief biography of this revolver and Mr. Fischer. CONDITION: About good. Cylinder pin as noted and the rammer pivot screw is replaced with a pin. Overall retains a dark brown smooth patina showing heavy wear with rounded edges with most of the bbl address still visible. Lock bolt is out of time and does not function properly all the time. Grips are sound showing heavy wear. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-57423 (35,000-40,000)

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4073

CABINET PHOTO OF BUFFALO BILL. Standard picture by Brisbois of Chicago. Stamped signature below the portrait has been partially stamped twice with the last 2/3 faintly visible under the normal stamping. CONDITION: Fine. 4-55266 FS293 (350-500)

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4074

CABINET PHOTO OF PAWNEE BILL. Photo by Passford, New York. Dressed in fringed jacked with beaded edging & a fancy Mexican hat. CONDITION: Fine 4-55265 FS294 (350-500)

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4075

WESTERN LAW ENFORCEMENT CONNECTED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 175807. Historic Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, 1-line New York U.S. America address with dashes. It has German, silver, Rocky Mountain, front sight added. It has brass grip frame with 1-pc ivory grip. It is accompanied by a framed document from the “PEACE JUSTICE COURT TOMBSTONE ARIZONA TERRITORY” dated 9 August 1884. The body of the document states, “Attached hereto and herewith- 1 Colt Navy type revolver Cal 36 Ser 175807 bearing ivory grips is the one and only the one used by Deputy United States Marshal Thos Lee Hood in the killing of stage robber one Wm. Tuckers which took place a Red Springs Creek in this Territory at noon on August sixth 1884 – Be it known” It is signed & stamped in three places with Wells Fargo ink stamps and also signed by Marshal Hood. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including the wedge except the rammer handle, which is unnumbered. Revolver retains 30-40% thin orig finish on the bbl mixed with dark brown patina. Frame retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas. Cylinder is a medium brown patina with numerous nicks & dings and retains 25-30% Ormsby naval battle scene. Hand does not function properly and the wedge spring is detached, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. Grips are extremely fine and retain a wonderful gold patina with several age lines in the butt. Framed document is yellowed with age and has a small tear but appears completely authentic & original. 4-57326 JR608 (8,000-10,000)

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4076

RARE COLT EMPLOYEE PRESENTATION POCKET WATCH. Scarce Elgin M.D. Ogden 17 jewel key wind, key set 16-size pocket watch in a silver Waltham hunter case. Inside cover in the back is inscribed in period script engraving “Presented / to / Daniel Bowdoin / by his fellow workmen / at Colt Armory / January 15, 1864”. Case covers are very nicely engine-turned with raised center medallions. Face is a sgl, sunk dial with Roman numerals. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Case shows moderate wear, the face is without cracks and the balance staff appears good & functional. Would probably run fine if we had a key. 4-55273 (4,500-5,500)

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4077

WIDE CARTRIDGE BELT. 3” wide x 34” long, with two buckles, one at the top & one at the bottom. Small irregular bullet loops are in a lighter leather than the belt. CONDITION: Some chipping on the finish on the belt. Loop rivets are rusted. 4-55210 (300-500)

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4078

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 gage. SN 1000. 30” part oct bbl. Standard markings on top of the frame. Markings on the left side were mostly removed during an old and possibly factory reblue. CONDITION: Retains 98% of the reblue finish. Wood is fine with some original finish and some loss to the refinish towards the buttplate. Gun is clean, sharp and mechanically perfect. 4-57180 (2,500-3,500)

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4079

COLT MODEL 1855 MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 56. SN 1984. 31-1/4” rnd bbl. Standard Colt markings on top and left side of the frame. There is a piece under the trapdoor on the buttplate but it is held in place by verdigris. Bayonet lug on the right side of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray to brown patina overall. Wood is very good with light handling marks. Mechanically good. 4-57292 (5,000-8,000)

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4080

COLT ROOT REVOLVING CARBINE. SN 7924. Cal. 56. 13-5/8” part oct bbl. Buttstock, buttplate, rear sight, front sight, and bbl band are replacements. Metal surfaces have been refinished. CONDITION: Retains most of the refinish blue, brighter on some parts than others. There is extremely heavy pitting on the cylinder. Buttstock is broken at the wrist. Forearm is missing forward of the replacement band. Mechanically functional. 4-55076 FS124 (1,000-2,000)

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4081

SCARCE COLT LARGE FRAME LIGHTNING PUMP RIFLE. Cal. 45-85-285. SN 4650. Standard grade rifle with 28-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has a checkered 2-pc dbl ended forearm with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Wood is very nicely figured American walnut. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% dull orig blue with only sharp edge wear. Magazine tube retains about 98% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 80% orig blue with some flaking & light patina. Hammer retains about 90% strong orig case colors. Wood is sound with the stock having minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig finish that has been cleaned. Forearm retains virtually all of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57063 JR673 (7,500-10,000)

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4082

COLT LARGE FRAME LIGHTNING PUMP ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60-260. SN 6150. Fine standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, altered German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & standard semi-buckhorn rear sight. Buttstock is straight grain American walnut, uncheckered, with straight grip & crescent buttplate and is made without a safety. Forearm is checkered 2-pc. walnut. Receiver has a rampant Colt on the left side. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 94-95% strong bright orig blue with a few spots of scattered light surface rust & slight thinning over the chamber area. Receiver retains about 50% thinning orig blue, turning plum on the top & silver on the bottom. Wood is sound with the buttstock having a couple of small gouges & retains a fine hand rubbed patina. Forearm has a couple of minor nicks in the checkering, otherwise retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55368 JR236 (3,500-6,000)

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4083

COLT BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44-40. SN 4005. Standard grade rifle with 25-1/2″ slightly heavier than standard oct bbl with Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered nicely figured American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent butt with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% blue turning plum and the magazine tube is a blue/gray patina. Forend cap screw is replaced with a pin. Receiver is a light gray patina with a series of light scratches on both sides. Rampant Colt is fully visible and there are wrench marks on the front edge of the receiver. Forearm has a crack over the loading gate spring area and is missing a sliver by the bbl channel on each side. Stock has a crack back of the upper & lower tangs and overall the wood retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, lightly frosted in the grooves. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55394 JR14 (2,000-3,000)

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4084

SCARCE COLT BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 6165. Standard grade rifle with 25-1/2″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & orig semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has straight grain American walnut wood, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain a mottled gray/brown patina with light pitting. Receiver & lever have been cleaned bright and have light pitting. Hammer & buttplate are a silvery/brown patina. Wood is sound, even the forearm, and retains most of an old refinish. Lever spring is a little loose; otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore that should clean better. 4-55152 JR220 (1,500-3,000)

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4085

RARE CASED SMITH & WESSON REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 320 S&W. SN 337. All blue finish with 20″ keyhole bbl, small slip-on front sight and a 2-position flip rear sight. It has dark red mottled hard rubber grips & tiny forearm. It is accompanied by an orig Smith & Wesson detachable walnut stock with Smith & Wesson embossed checkered hard rubber buttplate and orig tang sight along with a tiny globe front sight with crosshairs. Also accompanying is an orig Smith & Wesson leather felt lined trunk case with carrying handle & brass corner reinforcements. Bottom of the case has a “New South Wales government railways” sticker that is marked also “Passenger’s Luggage” and stamped initials along with some pencil initials. Additionally accompanying is a Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped July 9, 1880 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY. Letter states that Robinson was Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor. It was in a shipment of twenty units, ten of which had 16″ bbls & ten with 20″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% glossy bright blue with a cleaned area on the right side of the muzzle with fine pitting and another small cleaned area on the right side with two spots of pitting. Frame retains 88-90% strong blue with some flaking on the sideplate and thinning on the right side. Grips & forearm show light to moderate wear with the S&W logos removed from the grips; logo on forearm is fine. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. Stock iron retains about 75% thin blue. Wood is sound & retains most of its orig varnish with light to moderate handling & use nicks & scratches and a large bruise on the left side. Buttplate has a crack at the heel. Case is worn & soiled with the added corner reinforcements & the straps missing. Handle is fine. Lining is moderately worn & soiled with a loose partition. Label on the bottom is soiled and chipped but legible. 4-56401 JR438 (12,500-17,500)

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4086

RARE SMITH & WESSON REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 320 S&W. SN 474. Blue finish with 16″ bbl, tiny slip-on front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It is fitted with mottled red & black hard rubber grips & forearm and is accompanied by an orig Smith & Wesson detachable buttstock. Also accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped July 9, 1880 (in the same shipment with another rifle in this auction) to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY, Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor. Letter states that it was shipped with a 20″ bbl and that there were twenty units in this shipment, ten with 16″ bbls and ten with 20″ bbls. Letter further states that “it is possible that the factory made a mistake in writing the numbers in the records”. CONDITION: About very fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, thin on the sides with a couple of cleaned spots on the rib. Frame retains about 85% thin orig. blue and cylinder about 75%, strong in the flutes. Bbl and latch are not numbered. Grips & forearm are sound and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock iron retains about 90% orig blue with flaking on the sides. Wood is sound with a minor nick or two and retains most of its orig varnish with minor light wear on the buttplate, which is turning chocolate. 4-56403 JR440 (5,000-8,000)

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4087

RARE SMITH & WESSON REVOLVING RIFLE. Cal. 320 S&W. SN 680. Blue finish with 18″ keyhole bbl, tiny slip-on front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has unnumbered diamond checkered walnut grips and a coarse checkered, tiny, replacement, walnut forearm. It is accompanied by an orig detachable buttstock with nicely figured walnut & a Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber buttplate. Also accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped April 6, 1883 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY. Robinson was Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor. Letter also states that it was shipped with its 18″ bbl & checkered mottled red & black hard rubber grips & forearm. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 50-60% fine restored blue, turning plum on the bbl & back of the frame. Strong in the sheltered areas with two or three spots of pitting on the sides of the bbl & scattered fine pitting on the rib & cylinder. Inside the frame and on the recoil shield has moderate to heavy pitting. Replacement wood grips are sound and show moderate to heavy wear. After-market forearm is fine and retains most of its custom finish. Hammer will not hold at full cock and cylinder does not lock well. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Stock is sound with the iron retaining a plum patina and the wood most of a restored finish. 4-56402 JR439 (4,000-7,000)

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4088

RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER WITH KELTON SAFETY. Cal. 44. SN 1651. Blue finish with 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight with Smith & Wesson logo embossed hard rubber grips. Top strap is mounted with a tiny dovetailed fixed sight. Right side of the frame is mounted with a checkered lever device that functions as a safety when the revolver is cocked. Until the lever is depressed the revolver cannot be fired. Left side of the frame under the grip has the factory diamond refinish mark with the date “3 24” and there is a star following the serial number. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter, signed by Roy G. Jinks, which states in effect that this revolver and #1652, also being sold in this auction, are “open on the records”. Mr. Jinks states that it is his opinion that both these revolvers were modified for use of the Kelton thumb safety & never shipped from the factory. He also states in the letter that coincidentally they are one number away from the Ira Paine guns but there is no record that Mr. Paine received a Kelton safety gun. Extensive and confirmed research by the noted military firearms historian and author, Charlie Pate, a long-time member of the Smith & Wesson Collectors Assn., has shown this revolver, along with # 1651, to be the ONLY New Model # 3 “Frontier” Series revolvers equipped with the Kelton Safety Latch. All other New Model # 3’s known as having this device are numbered in the 25,000 range of the standard NM # 3 serial numbers. The “Frontier” Models, usually chambered for the .44/40 cartridge, are referred to as the ‘long-strap’ model. They have 1 9/16″ cylinders, as opposed to 1 7/16″ on the standard NM # 3, and are serial numbered in their own separate serial number range. Also accompanied by a reproduced article by Ronald A. Ogan (well known old-time gun dealer from Florida) from the June 1982 Gun Report. Mr. Ogan states that there were approx. twenty revolvers made with the Kelton safety device in several variations including the American, the Schofield & New Model #3. Only a very few are identified in Smith & Wesson records. Page 219 of Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, states approx. the same information but further indicates that there may have been twenty-five government owned Schofield revolvers fitted with the Kelton safety device. Pages 229-231 picture several different revolvers fitted with this device. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except the grips which are numbered to another revolver. Factory refinished, as noted. Overall retains about 99% of this fine factory restored finish with a few light freckles of rust on the right side of the frame. Grips are sound & show moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-57456 JR787 (9,000-12,000)

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4089

RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER WITH KELTON SAFETY. Cal. 44. SN 1652. Nickel finish with 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight with Smith & Wesson logo embossed hard rubber grips. Top strap is mounted with a tiny dovetailed fixed sight. Right side of the frame is mounted with a lever which is either an unusual variation of the Kelton patented thumb safety or an alteration of an orig thumb safety. It appears to be orig as it has nickel plating in the area where the thumb rest would ordinarily be found. Accompanied by a copy of a Smith & Wesson Factory letter, signed by Roy G. Jinks, which states in effect that this revolver and #1651, also being sold in this auction, are “open on the records”. Mr. Jinks states that it is his opinion that both these revolvers were modified for use of the Kelton thumb safety & never shipped from the factory. He also states in the letter that coincidentally they are one number away from the Ira Paine guns but there is no record that Mr. Paine received a Kelton safety gun. Extensive and confirmed research by the noted military firearms historian and author, Charlie Pate, a long-time member of the Smith & Wesson Collectors Assn., has shown this revolver, along with # 1651, to be the ONLY New Model # 3 “Frontier” Series revolvers equipped with the Kelton Safety Latch. All other New Model # 3’s known as having this device are numbered in the 25,000 range of the standard NM # 3 serial numbers. The “Frontier” Models, usually chambered for the .44/40 cartridge, are referred to as the ‘long-strap’ model. They have 1 9/16″ cylinders, as opposed to 1 7/16″ on the standard NM # 3, and are serial numbered in their own separate serial number range. Also accompanied by a reproduced article by Ronald A. Ogan (well known old-time gun dealer from Florida) from the June 1982 Gun Report. Mr. Ogan states that there were approx. twenty revolvers made with the Kelton safety device in several variations including the American, the Schofield & New Model #3. Only a very few are identified in Smith & Wesson records. Page 219 of Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, states approx. the same information but further indicates that there may have been twenty-five government owned Schofield revolvers fitted with the Kelton safety device. Pages 229-231 picture several different revolvers fitted with this device. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including the grips. Overall retains 40-50% orig nickel, primarily on the left side & the grip frame, with the balance a bright metal color. There is some fine pitting around the muzzle & on the right side of the bbl with other light pitting on the cylinder & top strap. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Grips are crisp & clean showing light wear. 4-57455 JR788 (9,000-12,000)

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4090

VERY RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 31986. Blue finish with the very rare 8″ keyhole bbl, factory target sights and Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. Left side of the bbl at the cylinder has the caliber marking & the bbl has 1-line address without patent dates. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 75-85% strong bright orig factory blue with some light flaking on the frame & sideplate and wear on the grip frame. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. Grips are sound with some light scrapes on the bottom edges & show light wear. 4-57449 JR791 (6,500-8,000)

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4091

SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL AMERICAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 17277. Nickel finish with 8″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight & smooth 2-pc walnut grips. Inside of the right grip is stamped with a matching serial number & has the pencil notation “J.B. CULP / 1912”. Right side of the grip frame has the assembly number “163”. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains about 92-93% strong orig nickel with some spotting on the bbl & thinning on the sideplate. Front strap is mostly cleaned bright metal. Hammer & trigger guard retain traces of orig case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness near the forcing cone end. Grips are sound & retain most of an old restored finish. 4-57457 JR789 (5,500-7,000)

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4092

RARE SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL AMERICAN REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 5902. Nickel finish with very rare 7″ keyhole bbl with 1-line address & half-moon front sight. It has smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered “3029”. Right side of the frame under the grip has the assembly number “374”. CONDITION: Very fine, as restored, with a small flaked patch around the hinge screw. Bbl & cylinder are matching numbered while the bbl latch appears to be numbered “K7” and the grips “3029”. Overall the revolver retains most of its restored nickel with crisp mechanics & strong bright bore with light pitting. Grips are sound showing moderate wear & dark oil stained finish. 4-57458 JR790 (6,000-7,500)

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4093

RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT REVOLVER WITH STOCK. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 12404. One of only 250 of these rare revolvers ever made. It has nickel finish with 7″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight & 2-pc Smith & Wesson logo embossed hard rubber grips. Backstrap & buttstrap are cut for shoulder stock. Accompanied by an orig Australian shoulder stock with nickeled iron hardware and Smith & Wesson logo embossed hard rubber buttplate with number “12276”. Also accompanied by an orig Australian leather stock carrying case that has the number “38” with the broad arrow acceptance mark stamped inside at the top. Broad arrow acceptance mark is also found on the buttstrap & bottom strap of the stock adjacent to the serial numbers. CONDITION: About fine, all matching except the grips, which are unnumbered, & stock, which is numbered to another revolver. Revolver overall retains about 75% orig nickel with a couple of spots of deep pitting on the left side of the bbl. Trigger guard retains traces of orig case colors & the hammer about 50% case colors. Grips are sound showing heavy wear & have turned chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Stock has two or three grain checks at the butt with a series of scratches on the toe & numerous small nicks on the left side of the butt and overall retains a smooth hand worn patina. Attaching iron retains most of its orig nickel with some freckling. Sight plug screw on stock tang is missing. Holster is sound with crackling on the flap & around the stud hole and is dark & sweat stained on the back and overall retains about 50% orig finish. A scarce revolver with rare accessories. 4-57450 JR792 (6,000-7,500)

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4094

EXTREMELY RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 PROTOTYPE REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. NSN. In the white, unfinished, with 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, German silver half-moon front sight with smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered under the right grip “132”. Only other mark on the revolver is a small circle with a dot on the bottom flat of the ejector rod housing. This revolver was never finished & is missing several parts including the trigger, main spring, ejector star wheel, rod & complete pawl. Also all of the frame pins are missing along with the main spring tension screw. Hinge screws are flat-headed & are assembly screws-used whenever the frame was polished. Sideplate screws are orig equipment & are finished & blued. Cylinder is most unusual in that it is case hardened. CONDITION: Light silver/brown patina overall with some spots of surface discoloration. Hammer retains about 95% bright orig case colors & the cylinder strong bright case colors in the flutes. Grips are fine with smooth patina with stress cracks inside the left grip. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-57454 JR780 (2,000-3,000)

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4095

1ST MODEL AMERICAN SMITH & WESSON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 28906. Blue finish, 8″ key hole bbl, fixed sights. Grips are numbered “2896”, apparently the assembler’s mistake. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching with assembly numbers “917”. Overall retains 10-15% orig blue in the very sheltered areas with some scattered fine pitting on the left side of the bbl & back strap. Grips show heavy wear with chipped toes and retain a fine smooth patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some shine & moderate pitting. 4-56404 JR377 (2,000-3,000)

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4096

SMITH & WESSON COMMERCIAL 1ST MODEL RUSSIAN REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 29879. Nickel finish, 8″ keyhole bbl, half moon pinned front sight and smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered to another rev. It has usual English bbl address with “RUSSIAN MODEL” at the end and no inspector initials. CONDITION: Good to very good. Retains most of an old re-nickel finish with some minor pitting on the right side of the bbl by the pivot and around the top of the left grip. Grips are very worn with an old re-varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Would make a great cowboy action shooter. 4-56408 JR385 (1,750-2,750)

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4097

SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL AMERICAN REVOVLER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 23316. Nickel finish, 8″ keyhole bbl with replacement copper blade front sight with 2-pc walnut grips that are possibly old replacements. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching except the grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 92-94% strong orig nickel with light muzzle & edge wear. Worn & flaked areas are turned to patina. Grips show a nice hand rubbed patina and retain traces of varnish. Cylinder is a little loose and sometimes will not lock at full cock. Otherwise mechanics are fine. A couple of the screws are moderately battered. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-56417 JR382 (3,000-5,000)

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4098

EARLY MARTIALLY MARKED 1ST MODEL SMITH & WESSON SCHOFIELD REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Schofield. SN 451. Blue finish, 7″ keyhole bbl, altered front sight with matching numbered 2-pc walnut grips. Butt strap has a small “US” at the toe. There appears to be the outline of a cartouche near the bottom of the left grip. CONDITION: As noted, about fine. Traces of orig finish & case colors are all that remain of the finish on this fine old rev. Balance is a smooth gray patina with a scattered spot or two of light rust. Screws are fine, retaining some finish, with one or two slipped edges. Right grip has a chip at the toe with some battering on the bottom, a chip out of the left side and some scratches, showing heavy wear and a fine old patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-56405 JR375 (2,500-3,500)

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4099

MARTIALLY MARKED SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL SCHOFIELD REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Schofield. SN 3088. Restored blue finish, 7″ keyhole bbl and 2-pc wood grips. Bottom of the butt has a small “US” at the heel and the grips, numbered “1723”, have a large “51” on the left side and a carved “B” on the right side of the butt. CONDITION: Fine, as restored. Being mostly a plum/brown patina with dark blue in the sheltered areas. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear with small chips at the toes. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-56411 JR373 (2,000-3,500)

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4100

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TURKISH CONTRACT REVOLVER. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 1399. Blue finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, with matching numbered diamond checkered walnut grips and a lanyard loop in the butt. CONDITION: About good. Cylinder appears to be an old replacement being numbered “650”. Bbl is matching numbered to the frame. Overall retains 20-25% thin orig blue with moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl & cylinder with some heavy spots on the back strap. Grips show very heavy wear with some repaired damage on both sides. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-56415 JR380 (1,500-2,500)

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4101

VERY EARLY SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 47. Blue finish with 6″ keyhole bbl, pinned half moon front sight and smooth stag grips. CONDITION: About good, all matching except the grips. Overall retains traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/brown patina with two or three spots of pitting on the bbl & scattered pitting on the cylinder. Cylinder stop is not functioning & hammer over-travels in the safety notch and must be held to the rear to open the latch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Grips are fine with a beautiful smooth old patina. Bore is dark & worn. 4-56419 JR389 (1,250-1,750)

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4102

SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL RUSSIAN REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 33441. Usual configuration, 7″ keyhole bbl, pinned German silver front sight, trigger guard with finger rest & matching numbered smooth walnut grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching. No orig finish remains having been cleaned a long time ago and is now a smooth light gray patina with scattered spots of light to moderate pitting. Mechanics are fine; grips are smooth with traces of orig finish & light nicks, dings & scratches. Strong bore with light fine pitting. 4-56407 JR386 (1,500-2,500)

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4103

SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL RUSSIAN REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 49812. Nickel finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl with standard English markings. Front sight has been modified with a target sight added. It has the finger rest trigger guard & smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered to the frame & a lanyard loop in the butt. It has the date “1874” adjacent to the serial number along with a small “P” proof on the toe. CONDITION: Very fine, as noted. Overall retains about 95% strong orig nickel with light surface scratches & mars and some minor spotting behind the left recoil shield, on the sideplate and a couple of spots in the bbl gullet. Grips are a fine oiled patina with a stress crack on the inside of the left grip. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-56406 JR384 (1,750-2,750)

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4104

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 30359. Blue finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl with Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. It has a small Smith & Wesson logo on the right side of the frame and a lanyard loop in the butt through the serial number. This is a factory installed lanyard loop as the serial number has been relocated to the left side of the grip frame under the grip. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching except the grips. Overall retains about 80-85% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Mechanics are fine, grips show moderate wear, bright shiny bore. One or two slightly battered screws. 4-56412 JR374 (2,500-4,000)

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4105

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 20237. Nickel finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, replacement German silver front sight & Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig nickel remain in the sheltered areas with the metal being mostly a cleaned gray patina. There are vice marks on the cylinder and minor nicks & dings elsewhere. Mechanics are fine & grips show heavy wear, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-56410 JR371 (1,250-1,750)

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4106

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 26173. Blue finish, 6″ key hole bbl, Sheard front sight with serrated rear edge and reproduction hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 85% strong orig blue with most of the wear from a chemical on the bottom of the muzzle. Frame has numerous small nicks & scratches and the cylinder has thin blue on the outer diameter. Hammer & trigger guard retain most of their orig case colors, fading to silver. Mechanics are fine; grips are new, bright shiny bore. 4-56418 JR381 (1,750-2,750)

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4107

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 22477. Nickel finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, and Smith & Wesson target sights with Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped December 10, 1887 to Mr. A.C. Gould, Boston, Mass. Letter further states “Mr. Gould was a target shooter and one of the founders of the modern pistol course of fire”. CONDITION: Fine plus. All matching including the grips. Overall retains about 90% orig nickel with fine pimpling on the bbl and frame. Back strap has flaked spots with a dark patina showing through. Center sideplate screw appears to have been cleaned and other screws slightly battered. Grips show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-57039 JR387 (2,750-3,750)

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4108

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. appears to be 44 American. SN 3721. Blue finish, 6-1/2″ bbl, with Smith & Wesson target sights and Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 60-65% orig blue with the worn & flaked areas a silver/brown patina. Grips are turning chocolate and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with very shallow rifling & a spot or two of rust. 4-56413 JR376 (1,750-2,750)

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4109

EARLY SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 32-44. SN 830. Blue finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl with orig Smith & Wesson target sights and Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good. All matching. Overall retains 60-70% dull orig blue with scattered fine surface pitting. One or two slipped screw slots and heavily worn grips. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting and with a couple of spots of heavier pitting near the muzzle. 4-56416 JR383 (1,500-2,000)

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4110

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 17075. Blue finish, 6-1/2″ key hole bbl, with hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Fine plus. As completely restored, with case colored trigger guard & hammer. Mechanics are fine; the hammer safety notch falls a little short so that the hammer has to be held to the rear to open the latch. Grips are turning chocolate and show moderate to heavy wear. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56414 JR372 (800-1,200)

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4111

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 1885. Nickel finish, 6-1/2″ keyhole bbl, Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: About good. Retains most of an old re-nickeled finish with some scattered spots of light rust. Grips show heavy wear and the right side is missing a large chunk of the heel. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56409 JR379 (1,000-1,500)

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4112

SMITH & WESSON DBL ACTION 1ST MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 51927. Nickel finish, scarce 4″ bbl, pinned half moon front sight and Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. All matching including the grips. Possibly unfired, retaining virtually of its strong bright orig nickel finish with a few light pimples on the right side of the bbl & frame. Mechanics are fine, crisp grips, bright shiny bore. 4-56420 JR388 (3,000-5,000)

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4113

SMITH & WESSON #3 FRONTIER MODEL DA REVOLVER. Cal. 44-40. SN 12358. Blue finish, 6″ key hole bbl, marked on the left side “44 WINCHESTER CTG”. It has small Smith & Wesson logo on the right side of the frame and Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 40-50% thin orig blue with the bbl mostly a silver/brown patina and the back edge of the frame & grip frame a light brown patina. Grips are turning chocolate and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, with strong bright bore & fine scattered pitting. 4-56421 JR378 (1,250-1,750)

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4114

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL SINGLE ACTION 38 REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 19254. Nickel finish with 4″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight with deep gold medallion pearl grips. Both sides of the frame, both sides of the top strap, bbl, ejector housing & pivot, along with the islands between the flutes are very nicely engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. This revolver is guaranteed to letter with factory engraving, nickel plating & pearl grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig nickel finish with slight muzzle edge wear. Hammer & trigger guard retain generous amounts of orig case colors. Grips are extremely fine with lots of color & fire. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. This revolver has been fired, but very little. 4-57461 JR782 (3,500-4,500)

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4115

RARE ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL 38 SINGLE ACTION. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 96290. Silver & gold finish with 3-1/4″ keyhole bbl, half-moon front sight with smooth pearl grips. Frame, sides of the top strap, sides of the bbl & islands between the flutes of the cylinder are engraved with well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. This engraving is done in New York style, probably by the Nimschke shop but possibly factory engraved. Frame is silver plated & the cylinder is gold washed. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 90% silver plating & 85-90% gold wash, strong in the flutes, thin on the outer diameter. Grips are fine with lots of fire. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57460 JR781 (2,250-3,250)

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4116

CASED ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 2ND ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 36011. Fabulous early engraved revolver that is probably factory. It has 3-1/8″ keyhole oct bbl with German silver front sight & rosewood grips numbered to the revolver. Frame, bbl, backstrap, buttstrap & bottom front of the frame, along with a light border around the front edge of the cylinder are very nicely engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns & has full silver plated bbl, frame & cylinder. Accompanied by a distributor’s rosewood case, 8-3/16″ long x 4-9/16″ wide x 1-9/16″ deep with small rectangular brass plate in the lid & aftermarket brass reinforced corners. It has gold plated brass lock escutcheon & hinges. Interior is lined with burgundy velvet with a bbl rest block & cartridge block. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine. Retains about 95-96% strong orig silver plating overall with some slight muzzle edge loss & light pimpling on the bbl. Cylinder has losses primarily in the engraving. Grips are extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with three or four spots of deep pitting. Case is very fine. 4-57452 JR786 (3,000-4,500)

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4117

*BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 60 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN R2. Rare early Model 60 with 1-7/8″ bbl, fixed sights, stainless steel hammer & trigger with smooth, silver medallion, Goncalvo Alvez round butt grips. This fine revolver is wonderfully engraved by master engraver Dan Cullity with about 80-85% coverage extremely well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with light shading & a wonderful diamond border pattern over the top strap & down the frame scallop by the hammer. Sideplate has a spectacular detailed raised gold mountain lion on a rocky escarpment with scrub pine trees in the background. This vignette is artist signed “WDC”. Mr. Cullity is a well known Massachusetts gun maker, engraver & all around artist who was employed as a Colt engraver for a number of years. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very little. Retains virtually all of its fine orig finish around the engraving. Grips are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57459 JR784 (3,000-4,000)

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4118

*RARE SMITH & WESSON TRIPLE LOCK TARGET DA REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Spcl. SN 3979. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, tall Patridge front sight with round top frame with adjustable rear sight. It is fitted with unnumbered deep gold medallion diamond checkered walnut grips & has the unusual 3rd latch feature on the front edge of the crane. This revolver was ordered by & shipped to A.L.A. Himmelwright, a late 19th century, early 20th century noted historian, author, hunter & adverturer. He is perhaps best known as the author of Pistol & Revolver Shooting, published in 1908, revised 1915 and also the author of The Pistol & Revolver Handbook. He was an early researcher & proponent of reloading and in 1900 developed & patented the 44 wadcutter bullet which later evolved into the 44 semi-wadcutter, fathered by Elmer Keith and is still in use today. Himmelwright also wrote other books, notably Snowbound in 1895 and The San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, a Brief History of the Distaster in 1906. This revolver, SN 3979, is most likely the “long-barreled” S&W that Himmelwright & others are shown shooting in numerous photos in his book, Pistol & Revolver Shooting. This is a very fine tuned up triple lock owned & used by one of the more famous shooting personalities of his day. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 85% strong bright orig blue with some light muzzle edge wear & slight thinning on the sides of the bbl. Cylinder has light edge wear with a drag line. Front & back straps are mostly a blue/gray patina with traces of orig blue. Frame has strong bright blue on the left side with some thinning on the sideplate adjacent to the trigger. Grips are crisp with light wear & most of the gold on the medallions. Mechanics are extremely smooth & crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-57448 JR785 (7,000-8,500)

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4119

*SCARCE POLICE MARKED SMITH & WESSON PPRE-WAR 44 HAND EJECTOR, 3RD MODEL OFO 1926 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Spcl. SN 38898. Blue finish with 5″ bbl with integral half-moon front sight, fixed rear sight with silver medallion diamond checkered magna grips that have the number “108306” inside the right grip. Left side of the grip frame has factory refinish markings dated “3/65” and has the orig serial number also stamped in that area. Backstrap is stamped “P.P.D. 31” for the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains virtually all of its fine factory restored finish. Grips are slightly oversized & show light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-57453 JR783 (800-1,500)

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4120

VERY RARE ENGRAVED TIFFANY GRIPPED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 15131. Fine silver & gold factory conversion with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, silver-plated brass trigger guard & a wonderful Tiffany silver-plated bronze grip. Grip is the rare motif with Civil War battle scenes on both sides that have an American flag in each vignette. Top of the back strap has an unmarked oval initial plate with a shield & trophy of arms at the bottom of the back. Butt has a very large spread-winged eagle. Frame, cylinder & bbl are beautifully engraved by L. D. Nimschke with full coverage on the frame & about 75% coverage on the cylinder & hammer, which retain orig gold wash. Engraving extends about 3-1/2″ up the bbl & about 2″ on each side of the muzzle. Ejector rod housing is engraved in a spiral foliate pattern, which is typical of Nimschke. Trigger bow & front end of the trigger guard are matching engraved. There is a small “E” adjacent to each of the three serial numbers on bottom of the revolver. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Cylinder is numbered on the face between two of the chambers. Bbl retains 10-15% orig silver-plating in the very sheltered areas with the balance a gray metal color. Cylinder retains about 90% thin gold wash over silver-plating. Frame retains traces of silver-plating in the very sheltered areas while the hammer retains most of its orig gold wash, strong in the very sheltered areas, thin elsewhere. Grip retains about 80% orig silver-plating, thinned around the edges and over the vignettes. Trigger guard retains about 90% silver-plating. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with one or two small spots of pitting. A wonderful rare Tiffany Colt in fine condition. 4-55136 JR452 (20,000-35,000)

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4121

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1871-72 OPEN TOP REVOLVER. Cal. 44 RF. SN 5053. Exceptional open top with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl and extraordinary full-checkered ivory grips. It has full silver-plating; about 60% coverage and beautiful Nimschke style foliate arabesque pattern engraving with flourishes at the muzzle & bottom of the trigger guard. It has the usual ejector rod housing with checkered ejector rod head and the raised rear sight at the back end of the bbl. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. All matching except the wedge, which is properly unnumbered. Overall it retains about 98% strong orig silver-plating with only minor dulling & edge wear. Engraving is crisp & fine with the cylinder retaining virtually all of its Ormsby naval battle scene. Grips are sound with numerous age lines and have a beautiful mellow patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore is strong with frosting in the grooves. Altogether an exceptionally fine & rare, seldom encountered open top revolver. 4-55074 JR392 (20,000-30,000)

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4122

EARLY COLT OPEN TOP REVOLVER. Cal. 44 RF. SN 961. Usual configuration with 7-5/16″ rnd bbl with brass trigger guard & 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of frame has the early marking “COLT’S PATENT” instead of the later patent dates. CONDITION: Very good. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains an overall dark blue/gray patina, having been reduced to its present length with a replaced front sight. Cylinder is a gray patina with some light to moderate pitting. Frame is a smooth blue/gray patina with a couple of small dents on each side and light pitting on the recoil shield. Appears that the firing pin may be a replacement as the rivets are peened over. Trigger guard has nicks & dings with some file marks. Grip is sound showing heavy wear with chipped toes and retains 30-50% old varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. Trigger screw & some of the frame screws are replacements. 4-55202 JR542 (1,750-2,750)

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4123

CASED COLT POCKET MODEL THUER CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 179836. Silver-plated finish with 4-15/16″ oct bbl, 2-line Hartford address, 5-shot cylinder with silver-plated brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. Conversion ring is number “34”. Accompanied by a mismatched 5-shot percussion cylinder. Also accompanied by a converted cutlery box with red velvet lining & partitioned bottom. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Overall retains about 95% strong orig silver plating with the rammer retaining about 50% faded case colors and the hammer 60-70% faded case colors. Cylinder retains 95-98% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is fine with worn edges and retains 88-90% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. Forcing cone end of the bbl appears to have been slightly trimmed. Spare cylinder is heavily pitted with a cleaned metal color and retains 60-65% stagecoach holdup scene. Case is fine. 4-55320 JR587 (3,000-5,000)

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4124

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 4248. Wonderfully restored Colt, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass trigger guard, iron back strap & 1-pc walnut grip. Spectacular restoration with new grip. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as restored. It retains virtually all of this orig looking finish with great orig color blue and brilliant case colors. Grip is crisp, as are the mechanics, with brilliant shiny bore and a couple of spots of rust. 4-55319 JR363 (1,500-2,500)

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4125

RARE NAVY NAVY COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER WITH RARE HOLSTER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 61171. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, 1-line New York address with 1-pc walnut grip. It has iron back strap & large iron trigger guard. Butt strap is stamped “USN”. It is accompanied by a period short black leather holster, 5-1/2″ long, marked on the outside “U.S.N.Y. / BOSTON” (Boston Navy Yard). Holster has provisions for a thumb strap, which is missing and has a small cut out on the bottom inside edge. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 20-25% orig blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a smooth light patina. There is some very fine pitting on the top three flats by the muzzle. Frame retains about 80% bright orig case colors on the sides with the recoil shields fading to silver. Grip frame retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas being mostly a gray patina. Grips are very worn with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retain a dark patina. Cylinder is a gray patina and retains 25-30% Ormsby naval battle scene. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. Holster is flexed and worn with some crackling on the outside with the aforementioned missing thumb strap and a partially opened rear seam. Belt loop has been re-stitched. 4-56975 JR411 (7,000-9,000)

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4126

CONVERTED WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER. SN 24283. Cal. 38RF. 7-¾” oct. bbl. The conversion number “9” appears on the frame, bbl, and cylinder. Conversion appears to be the standard Remington type but the ratchet ring on the back of the cylinder has a dbl ring with a lower edge on the inside. There is an anchor on the top of the bbl and the periphery of the cylinder. In addition to the anchors there is a heavy “US” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Appears to have a nickel finish with about 2/3 remaining. Grips have been cleaned and no cartouche remains. Mechanically fine. 4-56932 FS8 (1,500-2,500)

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4127

COLT POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 2749. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight, and brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue with light muzzle edge wear & some light pitting. Cylinder is a brown patina on the major diameter while the rebated area retains about 50% orig blue and retains 80-85% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame & hammer retain 75-80% strong orig case colors turning to patina & dark colors on the recoil shields. Grip frame retains traces of silver plating & the grip is sound with about 98% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with some scattered pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55756 JR538 (1,500-2,500)

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4128

REMINGTON POCKET MODEL CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 256. Nickel finish with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, 5-shot conversion cylinder numbered “299”. It has 2-pc walnut grips numbered to the revolver. A period belt & holster rig accompanies it for a small waist. Belt appears a little older than the holster & has faint orig “EXP CO” markings. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Revolver retains 96-98% strong bright orig nickel with a spot or two of light rust and a tiny, flaked area. Grips are crisp with a couple of small dings & retain most of their orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Belt is dry & flexed with several hand-punched holes. Holster is fine and retains about 90% orig brown finish. 4-57314 JR611 (1,500-2,500)

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4129

CONVERTED REMINTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 94278. Cal. 44. 8” oct. bbl. Standard Remington markings on top of bbl with inspector markings overall. “GP” inspector cartouche on left side of grip. Conversion is not a standard Remington conversion but has a much thicker filler plate with a built in firing pin between the recoil shield and the rear of the cylinder. There are no numbers on any of these pieces. CONDITION: 70% blue on the frame and conversion plate. Cylinder has a brown patina with a heavy dragline and faint traces of blue. Bbl and loading lever have strong traces of blue. Grips are sharp. Action is fine. 4-56879 X-9 (2,000-3,000)

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4130

CONVERTED REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY REVOLVER. Cal.38CF. SN 22405. 7-3/8” oct bbl. Standard three line markings on the top of the bbl have been partially removed during the refinishing after conversion. This conversion involves a loading plate with gate and a separate ejector applied to the right side of the frame. There is a hole in the left side of the frame where the recoil shield has been milled flat for the installation of this plate. Grips have been cut down from a New Model Army revolver. CONDITION: Mostly brown patina with hints of blue mixed with dents and light pitting. Grips have dents and chips under the more recent varnish. Mechanically fine. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55763 FS58 (750-1,150)

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4131

SCARCE FACTORY CONVERTED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER. Cal .44CF. SN 59243. 8” oct bbl. Conversion number “9” appears on the bbl and frame, “2” appears on the cylinder. Conversion plate is missing the screw and is apparently attached with glue. Holster is a Viking made in Mexico. CONDITION: Retains about 70% of the reblue applied at conversion. Left grip is cracked, both are refinished. Cartouche is barely visible on the left side. Mechanically good. 4-56978 (1,500-2,500)

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4132

*VERY RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 130841. Spectacular short rifle with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight, a homemade slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. It has highly figured, 3X, center crotch cut sunburst American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock with nickeled Swiss buttplate. It has the assembly number “323” on the left side of the lower tang along with three “X’s”. Assembly number appears in the top tang channel of the stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Accompanied a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment Jan. 5, 1909 to Order 186314. It letters with Lyman front & rear sights. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig blue with a small scratch & sight wear over the chamber area. Receiver retains 60-65% thin orig blue, primarily on the side, with some thin blue over the receiver ring. Bottom & rear of the top edges are a brown patina. Lever retains traces of case colors, bright in the sheltered areas, and the hammer about 70% dark case colors. Buttplate retains about 90% dull orig nickel. Wood is sound with the forearm showing moderate to heavy wear & a bruise in the checkering with some oil staining near the receiver & forend cap, otherwise retains about 85% strong orig varnish. Buttstock has several chips in the finish on the left side with light nicks & scratches and a series of pinpoint nicks also on the left side along with an old bruise on the right side. Checkering shows moderate to heavy wear and overall retains 85-90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-57431 JR637 (27,500-37,500)

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4133

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 99351. Beautiful special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine with Lyman silver bead front sight & 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. It is mounted with 3-4X center crotch cut flame grain walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & black insert pistol grip stock with a replacement hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forend cap have sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet that fully identifies this rifle with the express Lyman rear sight, sling & swivels, and indicates shipment 4-1-1895 to order #9267. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains most of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood that has a coating of old dried oil or wax over the entire surface. This cataloguer cleaned the left side of the receiver & a spot on the bbl and it appears that virtually all of the orig finish is present including about 75% of the orig shellac on the receiver. Belly of the receiver & outside edge of the lever are somewhat faded, otherwise the colors are bright & strong. Forearm has a scratch on the bottom and the buttplate is a replacement and there is a repaired chip on the grip, otherwise the wood is sound. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55659 JR498 (20,000-35,000)

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4134

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LIGHT WEIGHT LEVER ACTION TAKE DOWN RIFLE. Cal. 38-70. SN 7586. Rare light weight rifle in a very rare caliber with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, Lyman pedestal mounted front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding bbl sight & a deluxe Lyman 21 receiver sight. Bbl is quite unusual with its integral pedestals for both front & rear sights. It has half magazine & is a take down. Wood is very beautiful, highly figured center crotch cut sunburst American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & serpentine pistol grip stock, 13-1/4″ over a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. It has sling eyes on the forend cap & buttstock. It is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet indicating this rifle was shipped 8-11-1887 as a rifle in 45-70 with checkered pistol grip wood & plain trigger. It was returned & repaired four times between 1907-1910. There is a notation that “This bbl has been altered outside of factory and does not bear company’s stamp. This explains the unusual pedestal mounts for the sights & lack of roll markings. Ca. marking, however, is factory original. Apparently during one of these returns to the factory it was altered to its present caliber & made into a take down model. Altogether a very rare & unusual rifle. Removing the buttplate discloses that this appears to be the orig length of the stock as there is no apparent evidence of any alterations. It has three drilled holes in the butt to lighten the weight and in these holes are a bundle of wax coated matches, a spare Lyman ivory bead front sight and a spare main spring along with some cloth patches & remains of the orig wax paper around the main spring. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of a fine commercial finish that was probably done at Winchester. Receiver, forend cap & takedown ring retain virtually all of their fine bright orig Winchester finish. Receiver has two or three small scratches & is slightly thinned on the bottom. Lever retains 50-60% faded case colors & the hammer about 90%. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches & retains about all of its factory finish. Insert from the grip cap is replaced with a piece of wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This rifle is an enigma that when solved should prove to be very interesting reading for a future article. 4-57134 JR658 (12,500-17,500)

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4135

WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Ex (50-110). SN 93906. Scarce ’86 in a rare caliber with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is beautiful 3-4X center crotch cut sunburst American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine shaped pistol grip with black insert and crescent buttplate. A Winchester Gun Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and indicating that it was shipped with a Lyman hunting front sight and a Lyman rear sight with disc. It also states that the drop (of the stock) was to be 4″. This is a rare feature, especially for such a large caliber and remains a 4″ drop. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a medium plum/brown patina with some spots of light discoloration and a few small nicks and scratches. Magazine tube retains about 90% thinning blue/brown patina. Receiver is mostly a dark gray patina with traces of silvered case colors. Lever, hammer & buttplate are mostly a blue/brown patina. Wood is sound and retains about all of an extremely fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some scattered spots of light pitting. A fine, rare “Big Bore” ’86. 4-53737 JR765 (17,500-27,500)

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4136

WINCHESTER DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 68070. Special order ’86 with 30″ oct bbl, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has very highly figured, 2-3X, wood with “H” style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. The black insert from the grip has been lost & replaced with a fitted piece of bone. It has sgl set trigger. CONDITION: Fine plus. All the metal retains an even dark patina, possibly an old restored finish with a few scattered spots of light surface pitting, heavier on the right side of the receiver. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56461 JR493 (9,000-12,000)

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4137

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 33 WCF. SN 158360. Very late rifle with 24″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, ivory bead pedestal mounted hunting front sight, Lyman 6A folding sight in the rear seat and a Lyman Model 56A receiver sight. It has half magazine with beautiful center crotch cut, flame grain, American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and capped, pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig blue, thinning over the forearm area. Receiver retains about 65-70% orig blue, primarily on the sides, with the balance turning silver. Wood is sound with minor light nicks & scratches, with the forearm retaining a fine old patina and the buttstock about all of a professionally restored finish. Fine mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55343 JR206 (3,000-5,000)

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4138

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 133390. Standard grade rifle with 22″, lightweight, tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, replacement pedestal mounted front sight with slot blank in the rear seat & a Williams receiver sight. Wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Entire rifle, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 75-80% blue with some areas of pitting toward the muzzle & light cleaning & touchup in that area. Receiver retains about 40% orig blue mixed with brown patina and some spots of light pitting on both sides. Wood is sound, showing moderate to heavy wear with some dark oil staining on the forearm & stock and retains a smooth patina with a few scratches & dings. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Would make a fine cowboy action shooter or hunting rifle. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55660 JR258 (1,250-1,750)

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4139

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-82. SN 108132. Special order semi-deluxe rifle with 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight & close couple dbl set triggers. It is mounted in uncheckered wood with pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain mostly a dark brown patina with strong blue in the very sheltered areas & has light pitting over the top three flats & side flats. Receiver is a silver/gray patina with light pitting. Wood is nicked, dinged & scratched with several bruises and a gouge or two and has been cleaned. Trigger will not set & the adjustment screw is frozen, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-56467 JR495 (5,500-7,000)

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4140

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 79716. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight missing the elevator. Wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This entire rifle, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% orig blue turning plum. Magazine tube retains about 95% orig blue. Forend cap has traces of case colors with the balance turned silver. Receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors overall, mostly faded, with a strong bright area on the left side. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks with some dark oil staining around receiver & buttplate and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55661 JR257 (4,000-6,000)

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4141

EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-82. SN 9392. Most rare 1886 with 34″ oct bbl, full magazine, two bbl bands, Rocky Mountain front sight & 1000 yard ladder rear sight. It has uncheckered walnut wood with straight stock & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. These extra length bbls, longer than 30″, are rarely ever encountered and usually have seen hard use on the frontier. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube retaining a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered light rust. Receiver has traces of case color turned silver, otherwise is a medium gray patina with some light pitting on the left side. Wood is sound having been refinished a long time ago. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-56465 JR643 (12,500-17,500)

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4142

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 94292. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine with half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver retains about 30% faded case colors, primarily on the left side with the balance turned silver. There is a scratch on the right side of the receiver. Wood is sound, missing a small chip by the top tang & has a bruise on the bottom and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-56460 JR656 (3,000-5,000)

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4143

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 71 CARBINE. Cal. 348. SN 14202. Early style carbine with fine checkering and long tang. It has 20″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood and standard rear sight. Wood is nicely figured American walnut with checkered semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have deluxe swivel bases. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge wear & a couple of small scratches. Receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue, flaked on the bottom with edge wear. Lever retains about 50% blue. Wood is sound showing moderate wear on the checkering with a bruise & scratches on the forearm and a long shallow gouge on the buttstock. Overall retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55352 JR218 (2,500-3,500)

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4144

*WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 71 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 348. SN 3746. First type with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight & open rear sight. It has half magazine & American walnut wood with checkered semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have deluxe sling swivel bases. Configuration is the early type with fine checkering & long tang. Left side of receiver has five extra holes apparently for a side mount scope base. CONDITION: Receiver, as mentioned otherwise all orig with the metal retaining about 90% orig blue with a spot or two of rust. Sight hood is missing. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and some light bruises with checkering showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55344 JR197 (800-1,200)

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4145

*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 348. SN 32938. Later style rifle with short tang & coarse checkering with serrated hammer spur. It has a 24″ tapered rnd bbl with ramp front sight, missing its hood, and standard open rear sight missing the elevator. It has 2/3 magazine and nicely figured American walnut wood with checkered semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have dlx swivel bases. Receiver is factory drilled & tapped for receiver sight. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, magazine tube & forend cap retain about 95-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue, strong on the sides, worn on the bottom & thin on the top. Wood is sound with usual light handling & use marks, a gouge at the buttstock, moderate to heavy wear on the checkering & retains 75-80% varnish on the buttstock & 60% on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55658 JR252 (750-1,250)

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4146

*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 348. SN 46845. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight missing the hood, slot blank in the rear seat and a Williams receiver sight. It has uncheckered American walnut wood with semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig finish to both metal & wood. There are a couple of small scratches & a rub on the bbl and scattered, very light mars to the varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55341 JR204 (800-1,200)

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4147

*BROWNING MODEL 71 HIGH GRADE LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 348. SN 00891PR6C7. Deluxe carbine with 20″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is roll engraved with vignettes of two bull elk on the left side and a running white tail buck on the right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Animals are in gold wash & the trigger is gold-plated. Stock is spectacular flame grained center crotch cut walnut with checkered semi-beavertail forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Mechanics are crisp. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55356 JR222 (1,250-1,750)

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4148

*BOSS THORP OWNED REMINGTON MODEL 8 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 30 Rem. SN 61536. Standard rifle with 22″ shrouded bbl, Redfield front sight & standard semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has nicely figured, uncheckered walnut wood with semi-schnable forearm & straight grip with serrated steel buttplate. Left side of the stock has a 1-1/2″ x 7/8″ silver oval plate inscribed “CHIEF R.D. THORP / FROM THE BOYS / XMAS 1929”. Accompanied by a heavy brown leather saddle scabbard, 32-1/2″ long with numbers near the top. It has military style construction with copper rivets securing the saddle straps. Both saddle straps & the side of the scabbard are marked “BOSS THORP” in ink. Also accompanied by a notarized Collector’s Firearms letter stating that this rifle was bought May 11, 2002 from Bruce Rade, grandson of Boss Thorp. Also accompanying is a copy of the Austin American newspaper of Oct. 11, 1954 when Boss Thorp was beginning his 27th year as Chief of Police, Austin, TX. Also accompanying is a copy of the cover of the Sherriff’s Association of Texas magazine which has a picture of Boss Thorpe holding his twin grandsons, Brent Jay & Bruce Ray Rade. Also accompanying are seven police shooting medals won by Boss Thorp during his tenure as Chief of Police of Austin, TX, 1928-58. They were purchased from June Thorp Rade, the daughter of Boss Thorp in Feb. 1990. There are also three copies of photographs of Boss Thorp.

Boss Thorp was a very well-known person in the Austin, TX area having been a semi-pro baseball player in the early part of the 20th century. He was so well-known & respected in the area that there is a baseball field in Austin dedicated to him.

CONDITION: Very fine. Overall the metal retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some thinning around the muzzle & left side of the receiver. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks & dings and has five filled notches on the forearm & retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Medals, some in their orig boxes, are all fine. Scabbard is fine. Shows moderate to heavy wear with a hole near the toe. One strap retainer is broken. 4-56445 JR520 (2,250-3,250)

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4149

RARE WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 9776. Fine early Express rifle with 22-1/4″ heavy rnd bbl, button magazine with ivory bead hunting front sight & short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has screwed on dust cover rail with impressed thumb print dust cover marked “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / 50 CAL 95 GRS”. Left sideplate is marked with the English distributor’s name “JNO. RIGBY & CO. / 72 ST JAME’S STT. / LONDON”. Top tang has a sliding thumb safety that fits into a notch in the back of the hammer when it is at half cock. Bbl & top front edge of the receiver have British proofs. Wood is very nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & smooth steel buttplate. This was likely someone’s India tiger rifle or African big game rifle. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 75% orig blue with evenly distributed freckles of light surface pitting. Receiver & sideplates retain 50-60% glossy bright blue, stronger on the right side, brilliant in the sheltered areas with the losses flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Lever retains 50-60% strong case colors and the hammer about 98% brilliant colors. Wood is sound with a series of small bruises on the left side of the wrist with light scratches & dings and the forearm retains an even smooth patina with the buttstock retaining 85-90% bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57064 JR676 (7,000-10,000)

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4150

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN 52123. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Wood is nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap that contains four sections of a brass & steel wiping rod. Entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue with light edge wear & a spot or two of light surface rust. Magazine tube retains about 30% orig blue with the balance a plum patina. Receiver retains 85-90% faded case colors, fading to silver. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. This is a very little used rifle. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55651 JR248 (4,000-7,000)

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4151

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN 41918. Standard grade, third model rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and orig 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. It has uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 70-75% thinning orig blue, magazine tube about 30% orig blue and the receiver 75-80% orig blue, all with a heavy coating of old dried oil. Lever retains traces of case colors and the hammer about 75% faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55390 JR10 (3,000-5,000)

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4152

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 121130. Rare early 32-20 with case colored receiver. It has 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. This sight is the long wasp waist style instead of the earlier short style with checkered edges. It is mounted with extraordinary 3-4X American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip stock with crescent buttplate without trap. It has sgl set trigger. Left side of the lower tang under the wood has the assembly number “4729”, three “X’s”, the number “32” and an “R”. Assembly number appears in the top tang channel of the stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as having been shipped April 5, 1883 with 19 other Model 1873’s to order 2885. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue with only sharp edge wear and a ding in the tip of the magazine tube. Bbl has a few scattered spots of pinpoint surface rust. Receiver & sideplates retain virtually all of their orig strong case color, brilliant in the sheltered areas, fading a little elsewhere. Front edge of the receiver, just about all the way around, is nearly silver. Lever retains about 60-70% strong case colors & the hammer about 90%. Buttplate retains 60-70% faded case colors with some surface discoloration and fine pitting near the toe. Stock has a hairline on each side of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with slight dulling of the forearm and moderate wear on the forearm checkering, light wear on the grip & retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-56988 JR669 (30,000-50,000)

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4153

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 135098. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has highly figured center crotch cut American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm and straight grip with smooth steel shotgun butt. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on October 13, 1883. Letter indicates checkered pistol grip vs. the present straight grip. Left side of the lower tang under the wood is stamped with three “X”‘s, the assembly number “5077” and the caliber “32”. This assembly number appears inside the top tang channel of the buttstock & again inside the toe of the buttplate indicating that this stock is orig to the rifle and not a replacement. Obviously, a mistake in the records. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 40-50% orig case colors, strong & bright on the right side, more muted on the left side with the balance a smooth plum patina. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate retains 92-94% bright orig blue. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with one little area of light surface rust about mid-point. 4-54569 JR752 (12,500-17,500)

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4154

SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 30237. Early 2nd model rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, altered Rocky Mountain front sight & early, short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Dust cover rail is screwed on & the dust cover has an impressed checkered thumbprint. Wood is very highly figured flame grain walnut with early style checkered forearm & straight grip stock with crescent buttplate & trap. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% blue under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Receiver & sideplates retain 60-70% thin orig case colors under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Lever retains about 50% case colors and the hammer about 90%-faded colors. Buttplate has turned silver. Forend cap retains about 95% bright case colors. Stock has a crack back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and also has a heavy coating of old dried oil. This rifle should clean extremely well and should have a lovely finish on metal and wood once the dried oil is completely cleared away. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55643 JR237 (10,000-15,000)

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4155

RARE EARLY SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 7560. Rare 1st model ’73 with impressed thumbprint mortised dust cover with 30” oct bbl, full magazine, homemade front sight blade and a 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Receiver is custom engraved in Nimschke style with about 75% coverage on each side of the receiver consisting of foliate arabesque patterns. It is mounted with spectacular highly figured about 3X American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Bbl retains a smooth even artificially aged brown patina with all markings clear & legible. Magazine tube is a mottled brown patina. Receiver retains most of an artificially aged brown patina and the serial number has been restamped. One forend cap screw is a replacement and the other is missing. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks, shows moderate to heavy wear in the checkering & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-56443 JR502 (8,000-12,000)

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4156

RARE WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF. SN 795. Fine early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, replacement front sight & a fixed rear sight with a Lyman tang sight. Receiver has the early mortised dust cover with raised checkered thumb print. Wood is straight grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate & trap. It has a sgl set trigger. Checkering has been amateurishly re-cut. CONDITION: About good. Bbl & magazine tube retain an even dark brown, as found, attic patina with a ding and some light pitting on the right side near the muzzle. Receiver retains about 60% casehardening turned silver with the worn areas a dark patina. Wood, with its aforementioned amateur re-checkering, is sound & retains a dark oiled patina, possibly an old restored finish. Entire rifle is covered with a very heavy coating of old dried oil and should clean substantially better than it is. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves with moderate to heavy pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55642 JR238 (8,000-12,000)

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4157

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 170666. Fine dlx rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & beautiful sunburst flame grain center crotch cut American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm & black insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate & strap. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains on bbl & magazine tube with both being a medium to dark brown patina. Bbl has a few nicks & dings and a series of scratches on the side flats. Magazine tube has a small dent near the muzzle end. Receiver retains traces of silvered casehardening being mostly a gray/brown patina. Wood is sound with a gouge in the wrist, light nicks & scratches elsewhere showing heavy use with a dark oil stained forearm and about 50% orig finish on the buttstock. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55650 JR251 (6,500-10,000)

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4158

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 175734. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight missing the elevator. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig blue. Forend cap retains 96-97% strong blue. Receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue beginning to turn plum. Lever retains about 75% faded case colors & the hammer about 95%. Wood is sound and retains about 90% orig varnish. Entire rifle is covered with a coating of old dried oil or wax. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55646 JR244 (4,500-6,500)

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4159

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 186416. Rare 22 cal rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Outside magazine tube was cleaned to bright a long time ago. Inside magazine tube appears to be complete, orig & functional. Receiver retains 70-75% orig blue turning plum, also with a very heavy coating of old dried oil. Wood is sound with usual light nicks, dings & scratches and retains about 50% orig finish with dark stains around the wrist, also with a heavy coating of old dried oil. Mechanics are fine, the dust cover screw & opening block are missing. Strong bright bore that needs cleaning. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55647 JR243 (3,000-5,000)

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4160

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 428332. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and “1873” marked ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. Wood is nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & carbine butt with trap that contains an orig 3-pc, brass & iron, wiping rod. CONDITION: Fine plus. Appears to be mostly a plum/brown patina over all the metal under an extremely heavy coating of old dried oil. Bbl has a spot or two of light rust. Wood is sound and shows moderate wear, retaining a fine old patina under a coating of old dried oil. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55648 JR242 (3,000-5,000)

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4161

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 68585. Standard grade 2nd model rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & flat top rear sight. Dust cover rail is attached with screws. Wood is straight grain American walnut with straight grip & crescent buttplate without trap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% strong orig blue turning plum on the magazine tube with some browning on the bbl. Bbl has a couple of small dings on top. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue turning plum with a worn area on the top rear of the receiver. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks & dings and has a nice hand rubbed patina. Entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55644 JR246 (2,000-3,500)

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4162

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF. SN 713714. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard open sights with flat top rear sight, uncheckered wood with straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 92-93% strong orig blue turning plum on the bbl. Receiver retains about 80% orig blue with flaked areas primarily on the right side turned to light patina. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks, scratches & dings with the forearm retaining about 50% varnish and the buttstock 75-80% varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55340 JR 203 (2,000-3,000)

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4163

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 126592. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Rear seat in the bbl has possibly been altered, as there is a shim around the sight dovetail. Wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate without trap. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue turning plum and the receiver appears to be mostly a plum brown patina. Lever & hammer retain 60-70% faded case colors. Entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings and an area of paint speckles on the toe and retains an even hand rubbed patina. Right side of the receiver, behind the sideplate, has a series of small dings. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55645 JR245 (1,250-1,750)

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4164

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44-40. SN 370932. Standard musket with 30″ bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 900-yard ladder rear sight. Wood is American walnut with full-length forearm & straight stock with musket buttplate with trap. Accompanied by an orig socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with the metal being a plumy/brown patina with scattered spots of very light pitting. Wood is sound, dark & oil stained, with what appears to be a name scratched on the right side of the buttstock and a series of deep bruises on the left side. Forestock is also worn & dinged with a couple of deep gouges and overall the wood retains a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some crud in the grooves that may clean. Bayonet has a smooth light brown patina with some light pitting on the inside of the blade. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55411 JR31 (2,500-3,500)

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4165

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 569809. Standard musket with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 900 yard ladder musket rear sight. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with full-length forearm, three bands & musket buttstock with swivel & trapdoor buttplate containing an orig 5-pc, all steel, wiping rod. Accompanied by an orig socket bayonet. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely restored, retains virtually all of this custom finish under a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Bayonet is a silver/brown patina. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55649 JR250 (2,000-3,000)

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4166

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 234157. Standard grade rifle with 22-1/2″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with uncheckered walnut, straight stock, crescent buttplate without trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube cut to their present length and overall the metal retains a plum blue/brown patina with the magazine tube having some cleaned spots. Receiver retains about 75% plum patina. Wood is sound with a fine smooth patina over generous amounts of orig varnish. Dust cover is an old replacement, mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-57086 JR501 (750-1,250)

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4167

SPECTACULAR CASED ELABORATELY ENGRAVED EXHIBITION QUALITY COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF. SN 91936. Extraordinary etched panel sgl action with 7-1/2″ bbl and nickel finish with about 85% coverage wonderful Nimschke engraving. This is Nimschke’s deluxe full coverage patterns of foliate arabesque engraving with fine punch dot background. Engraving covers virtually all the surfaces with only some slight open spaces in the front 1/4 of the bbl, a band around the cylinder, the front strap & front end of the frame. It has Nimschke’s trademark fan at the top of the backstrap but more elaborately finished than usual. Backstrap has a blank inscription panel & is fitted with most unusual checkered & carved 1-pc deluxe walnut grip. Frame has 3-line patent dates & the left front web of the trigger bow is stamped “44 CF” and, of course, the bbl has the etched panel on the left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” and it has a tiny “44” on the bottom of the bbl. This spectacular piece is accompanied by an orig extremely rare Colt factory single action case (there are only a few examples known). It has a compartment for a box of ammunition, otherwise the bottom is not compartmented. Further accompanied by a full sealed box of Remington UMC 44 Colt cartridges. Box has a plaid paper covered body with red & black label & a dark red band marked on each end “OLD MODEL / BLACK POWDER”. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as being in caliber 44-40 and shipped May 9, 1883 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of 25 of the same type revolvers. It further states that it was shipped “in the soft” for engraving outside the factory. Type of grips were not listed. Also accompanying is a 5-page letter from R.L. Wilson authenticating this revolver with Nimschke engraving wherein he states that the engraving was likely done by the master himself. He states that in authoring a number of volumes on Colts he has had the opportunity to examine many rare & desirable engraved sgl actions over the years & this one “ranks as the most profusely engraved New York embellished sgl actions he has seen, as well as the finest in condition”. This exact revolver has a full page color plate on p. 345 of The Colt Engraving Book Volume One, Wilson; cover of Peacemakers, Wilson, Steel Canvas, Wilson and numerous articles. Additional research indicates that this revolvere may have beena part of a special order from Theodore Roosevelt as they were in the same shipping order. An examination of T. Roosevelt’s guns reveals similarities in patterns and intensity of engraving. This exact gun was used as the prototype for the U.S. Historic Society Peacemaker Model also illus. in Steel Canva. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. Has been fired but very little. Overall retains 97-98% strong bright orig nickel with a tiny loss to the front strap & some minor roughness on the buttstrap with a few light pimples on the backstrap. There is another small spot in the bottom gullet of the ejector rod housing & some tiny flakes on the bottom of the bbl. Cylinder retains virtually all of its orig nickel with some discoloration on the face. Screws have had a screwdriver in them but are basically fine & retain most of their orig niter blue as does the orig cylinder pin. Timing is a little off, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few spots of roughness. Case is completely sound with two or three tiny pinholes in the top & a very few light nicks & scratches with a slight seam separation in the lid at both ends. Lining is slightly faded with light soil in the bottom. Cartridge box is crisp & clean & shrink wrapped. 4-56960 (225,000-275,000)

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4168

ULTRA-RARE EXTREMELY EARLY PINCHED FRAME COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 2. Yes, that’s correct! This revolver is the second production sgl action Colt Army revolver made in the line of this famous model of which there were over 250,000! It has the rare pinched frame with nickel finish. Bbl has been reduced to 5-1/2″ & it currently has wonderfully carved raised ox-head 1-pc ivory grip with ruby eyes (one missing) & gold covered horns with a small oval plaque at the top of the right side inscribed “NO.2”. When the bbl was reduced in length the sight was relocated and has been slightly altered with notches cut in the front & rear. The serial number “2” is clearly visible on the frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and bbl. Bbl has 1-line address in small slant letters with a serif at each end & it has 2-line July patent dates on the left side of the frame. It has its orig 1st type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. There is no evidence that the caliber was marked on the trigger guard. It is readily apparent that this revolver has seen hard service. It spent virtually of its life in Mexico & possibly the southwest. Accompanied by several Colt Factory letters identifying this revolver as having been shipped Oct. 1, 1877 to Wexel & DeGress, Mexico City, Mexico in a shipment of 30 like revolvers. Also accompanied by a letter dated Jan. 18, 1992 from prominent collector Enrique E. Guerra of Linn, TX wherein he states that in about 1952 he purchased this revolver from a detective of the City of Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, named Jose Medina for about $650.00, which was a considerable amount since Colt single actions with little finish could be purchased for $20 – 25. He also states in the letter that at the time it had wood grips. Mr. Guerra states that he replaced the wood grips with the carved steer heads with the gold oval and later sold it to someone he can’t recall. He states that he did not have the “NO.2” engraved on the plaque. Also accompanied by a 1968 dated collection sheet from the collection of Robert Q. Sutherland fully identifying this revolver. He states that the plaque on the grip was engraved for Gerald G. Fox by A.A. White & that it was item #22 on pg 27 of Evolution of the Colt and was displayed at a number of shows in 1966 & 67. The revolver is also pictured in The Book of Colt Firearms by R. L. Wilson, page 238. Also included is a note from Ron Wagner, former curator of the Winchester Museum, listing a few of the serial numbers which accompanied this revolver when it was shipped. Also accompanying is a copy of the Nov. 1955 issue of Modern Man magazine which on p. 32 features three Colts from the Gerald Fox Collection which includes #1 & #2. And finally accompanying are copies of the cover & pages from The Texas Gun Collector, Fall 1987 which has an article regarding serial #2 and also the collection of Charles Schreiner III which includes #2. This revolver is well-known, having passed through many famous collections to our present consignor. CONDITION: Good, as noted, all matching including the bbl & cylinder. Retains 20-25% orig nickel with the balance a very dark attic patina. Few of the screws are battered & the cylinder pin is pretty chewed up but probably orig. Cylinder pin screw is an old replacement. Hammer has a crack by the firing pin on each side. Mechanics are fine, with a strong dark bore that may clean better. This revolver is completely authentic as found in Mexico with period modification of shortened bbl (from 7-1/2” to 5-1/2”) and replaced grips of carved elephant ivory. A truly rare single action revolver. 4-56804 JR786 (100,000-200,000)

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4169

VERY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 82507. Very rare blue finish, early, identified, etched-panel, sgl action with 7-1/2″ bbl and wonderful raised carved oxhead 1-pc ivory grip. Frame has about 60% coverage fine, factory engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns on the sides and forcing cone area with small flourishes on the sides of the trigger guard. Left recoil shield has a large sunburst with diamond & dot center. Loading gate has Cuno Helfricht typical plant spray. Cylinder has arabesque patterns on the islands between the flutes with a wavy & dot pattern at the back edge. Engraving extends about 3″ on each side of the bbl with Helfricht style border around the address with an arabesque pattern reaching toward the front sight. It has arabesque flourishes on each side of the muzzle with a dbl incised line and a wavy light pattern down both sides connecting the arabesque patterns. It also has the same wavy pattern with small starbursts in the ejector rod-housing gullet with a wave & dot pattern on the outside with a starburst in the center. Top of the back strap has Helfricht’s trademark fan surrounded by a wave & dot line with dbl incised border patterns down the back strap & butt strap with a corresponding pattern on the trigger bow. Grips are absolutely wonderful with age commensurate to the revolver with a very fine detailed oxhead on the right side. Accompanied by an early mail order style slim-Jim carmel colored leather holster with matching simple cartridge belt with nickel plated “D” shaped buckle. Also accompanying is a notarized statement from Mark E. Carmichael of Bend, Oregon detailing the provenance of this Colt. He states that his great-grandfather Enoch Tate Griffin purchased it in Missouri in 1882 prior to moving to the Dakotas where he worked as a Wells Fargo guard on the Mandan & Dixon Lines for a number of years. Mr. Griffin reportedly related to his daughter that the stage was attached one day by Indians and in the ensuing fight he shot five of them and on another occasion, he pistol whipped a drunk & disorderly passenger. It remained in the family until January 2005. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Although the gun has all matching numbers, curiously enough the gun has SN 82500 on the backstrap. Obviously this is a factory mistake as this gun has always had this backstrap. Retains traces of orig finish in the sheltered areas with the ejector rod housing gullets having strong orig blue with more strong blue around the trigger guard & on the butt strap. Etched panel is completely legible. Cylinder pin & screw are replacements. Grip is wonderful with numerous age lines having a light yellow patina on the right side and a wonderful mellow golden patina on the left side, apparently due to long term storage with the ox head side exposed. Hammer will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and fine pitting. A very rare & truly western sgl action. Holster is very fine, never having been polished & retains most of its orig finish. Belt is slightly dry with flexed surface & retains generous amounts of orig finish. 4-56961 (35,000-45,000)

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4170

RARE ENGRAVED HISTORIC AND DOCUMENTED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER THAT BELONGED TO FAMOUS TEXAS RANGER, CAPT. FRANK HAMER WHO SUCCESSFULLY TRACKED DOWN BONNIE AND CLYDE. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 180260. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line address with deep relief carved eagle head 2-pc pearl grips. Frame has full coverage engraving in New York Nimschke style consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Loading gate has a small, typical Nimschke fan with small arabesque patterns on the sides of the trigger guard. Bbl has nearly full-length 60-70% coverage arabesque patterns with an engraved wavy line in the ejector rod-housing gullet. Cylinder has foliate arabesque patterns on the islands between the flutes & has a scalloped & straight line back edge border with a dot & circle pattern. Back strap has Nimschke’s trademark fan at the top with light arabesque patterns down the back and on the trigger bow. Bottom of the butt is engraved, through the nickel in Old English script “W.H.F. to H.H”. Accompanied by several articles & letters from and about Capt. Hamer, one of which is a notarized statement from Capt. Hamer dated 15th July 1952 to Mr. Herbert Mills of San Antonio, TX. Capt. Hamer identifies this revolver by serial number and the engraving on the butt and states that it “was owned and used by William H. (Bill) Ford living in Llano, Texas, in the killing of Dolph White, in a gun fight.” He states that it had passed through a number of hands before it came into his possession but he definitely knew that it belonged to Bill Ford. He further states that he carried it for a number of years during his service as a peace officer. Another letter, dated April 25, 1957, lists three Frank Hamer guns being transferred by Mr. Mills to Herb Glass of Bullville, NY. There are copies of several pictures with Capt. Hamer standing among other rangers, politicians & movie stars including Tom Mix. There is a copy of The Texas Gun Collector publication of March 1953, which shows four sgl action Colts owned by Capt. Hamer, one of which is this revolver. Also accompanying is a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped November 5, 1898 as a blue gun with rubber stocks to Hartley & Graham of New York City in the “soft”. Letter states that it was to be engraved outside the factory. Also accompanying is a deluxe edition of the book in its slipcover, I’m Frank Hamer, Frost & Jenkins (The Life & Time of a Texas Peace Officer). Capt. Hamer’s commission as “Senior Captain of the Texas Rangers” is also being sold in this auction. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its fine orig Nimschke nickel finish with a faint cylinder line & some light dulling of the cylinder and high points on the frame & grip. Grips have a small chip at the right heel with an age line on the left side, have great fire & colors with a wonderful aged patina. Screws retain most of their orig niter blue, as does the cylinder pin & hammer. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Book is as new. 4-56959 (95,000-125,000)

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4170A.

WONDERFUL FRAMED ORIG TEXAS RANGER COMMISSION OF THEIR MOST FAMOUS RANGER, FRANK HAMER. Framed certificate with exposed image 10-3/4″ wide x 8-1/4″ high commissioning Frank A. Hamer as a senior captain of the Texas Rangers dated 2nd day of February 1931. Signed by Gov. Stanley & Sec. Of State Jane McCallum. It has an embossed State of Texas seal with red & blue ribbons. CONDITION: Parchment type paper that is slightly yellowed with age, otherwise crisp & clean with sharp lettering & all hand lettered information & signatures legible. Seal is fine, ribbons are slightly faded. Without doubt, one of the most rare of all documents regarding the Texas Rangers. This famous ranger is the man whose dogged determination led to the termination of the careers of two of the most famous outlaws of the 1920’s & 30’s, Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow. Capt. Hamer’s engraved & nickel plated Single Action Colt is also being sold in this auction. 4-56965 JR795 (8,000-10,000)

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4171

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SGL ACTION SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 117011. Accompanied by three different Colt factory letters indicating shipped Jan. 12, 1886; factory engraved, blue finish, 4” bbl. Also included is a letter of authenticity from Ron Graham, noted co-author of A Study of the Sgl Action Army Revolver by Graham, Kopec and Moore in which he mentions this to be one of only nine known factory engraved, blued, ejectorless sgl actions. Graham also states, “This 4″ storekeeper (bbl legnth is actually 3-7/8”. It is not unusal to encounter factory fitted SA bbls that vary slightly from their “advertised” measurements…)”. It is a first style “fluted frame” Sheriffs with 1-pc, mother of pearl girps, and “C” style factory engraving. Frame has full coverage , early New York style engraving with foliate arabesque patterns and a fine punch dot background. Left recoil shield has a large sunburst pattern and the loading gate a smaller identical pattern. Bbl has engraving about 2-1/2” on each side. Top of the back strap has a Nimschke style fan with back strap, butt strap and bottom of the trigger guard intertwined arabesque patterns with triple dot clusters. Cylinder has arabesque flourishes on the islands between the flutes with a zigzag & dot pattern at the back edge that matches the back strap. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains a dark silver/gray patina over all the surfaces with some very fine pitting thatis a little heavier onteh back strap. Bbl address is thin but legible. 3-line patent address is all legible. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Grips are very fine with some age lines near the top right side and a couple more on the bottom and show great fire with some color. A very rare and colorful Sheriffs model. 4-56803 (17,500-32,500)

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4172

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 RF. SN 479. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, orig front sight with 1-pc smooth ivory grip. It has a 2nd type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Frame, bbl, cylinder & back strap are beautifully engraved in early New York style, probably by the Nimschke shop. Engraving is full coverage on both sides of the frame and is on the left recoil shield, over the top strap and on the islands between the cylinder flutes with wave & dot decorations at the rear edge. Forcing cone area of the frame is engraved differently on each side and the engraving extends about 3″ up the bbl & an inch on each side of the muzzle. Top of the back strap has a deep fan pattern with a light arabesque pattern extending up from the heel and another on the trigger bow. Ejector rod housing, loading gate & hammer are not engraved. Typically the early engraving coverage was only as extensive as the customer would pay. No set patterns were established until much later. This rev is pictured on p. 218 of The Book of Colt Engraving, Wilson. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver and indicating shipment May 4, 1878 to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of 25 similar arms. Also accompanied by a letter from Ron Ogen, well known sgl action dealer, dated May 9, 1984 to Dr. Robert Quay. Entire letter discusses this revolver & states that the last noted collector who owned it was William L. Rogoski, but that it had been in a number of other well-known collections as well. Also accompanying is a copy of p. 19 of a publication dated June 1977 wherein this revolver is pictured with the statement that it was part of the author’s collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including the bbl & cylinder. Overall retains about 50% strong orig nickel, primarily on the cylinder & in the sheltered areas with the balance cleaned to bright metal that now has a pleasing gray patina. There is light to moderate pitting on the bbl near the muzzle & front sight, otherwise the metal is mostly smooth. Cylinder pin is a modern replacement. Grips are smooth with numerous age lines & retain a wonderful golden mellow patina. Screws retain generous amounts of orig niter blue with the frame screws turned dull. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-55131 JR393 (25,000-40,000)

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4173

SCARCE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER FROM THE FAMOUS CHARLIE SCHREINER Y.O. RANCH COLLECTION. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 114669. Blue & case colored with Nimschke style New York engraving with about 40% coverage. It is fitted with 2-pc ivory grips with carved ox head on the right side with a Colt medallion on the left side and a blank medallion on the right side. Front sight is an old replacement and overall appears to have been originally gold-washed. This SAA is reported to have belonged to a well-known and prominent southern California democrat, Sen. George Luckey, who was a major financier of Pres. Harry Truman’s southern California campaign. Shortly after Pres. Truman’s 2nd term inauguration, on Jan. 27, 1949, Sen. Luckey and his family were reported to have had a private meeting at 3 p.m. with President Truman.

Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter addressed to Charles Schreiner III fully identifying this SAA with factory engraving and having been shipped April 18, 1885 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY. Also accompanying is a certificate from the Historic Preservation Institute dated Sept. 16, 2002 further detailing the ownership of this revolver. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 30-40% orig nickel finish and the cylinder with traces of nickel in the flutes, & traces of gold wash in the very sheltered areas. Otherwise the metal is a smooth gray patina. Grips have a replaced chip at the right heel and is missing a small chip in the same area. Otherwise they have several age lines with a wonderful mellow aged patina. While the grips are not listed in the factory letter there is little doubt that these grips have been on this revolver for many years. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-55130 JR361 (20,000-30,000)

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4174

ENGRAVED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 102974. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, and 1-line bbl address, 3-line patent dates and is fitted with beautiful 2-pc carved ox head pearl grips. Frame has about 90% coverage, New York style, probably Nimschke foliate arabesque pattern engraving with punch dot background. Engraving extends up the bbl about 3″ with flourishes on each side of the muzzle. Cylinder has additional flourishes on the islands between the flutes with a scallop & circle pattern at the rear edge. Back strap has Nimschke’s trademark fan at the top with arabesque flourishes at the top & bottom. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped Dec. 5, 1883 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of 10 similar arms. Finish is listed as “soft”. Under remarks they make the statement that being shipped “soft” indicates that it was without final finish for engraving outside the factory. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains about 50% orig nickel with the balance nearly matching the gray metal color. Overall showing moderate wear. Grips have a chip in the left toe and a replaced chip at the right heel, otherwise are very fine with bright & vivid fire. Will not hold in the safety notch & the half cock notch is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with very fine pitting. 4-56815 JR437 (10,000-15,000)

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4175

ENGRAVED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 32874. Nickel-plated with gold wash on the hammer, trigger & grip frame. It has 7-1/2″ bbl with fixed sights, 2nd type ejector rod housing and bull’s eye ejector rod head with smooth old pearl grips. This is a U.S. Cavalry Colt with Lewis Draper (LD) sub-inspected frame from the period 1876-77. Numbers are all matching including the bbl, however all of the other sub-inspector marks have been obliterated. There is a partial “P”-proof on the bottom of the bbl. This is possibly a rejected piece that was subsequently sold on the civilian market. It is beautifully engraved in New York Nimschke style with about 50% coverage, which extends up the bbl. Cylinder has beautiful patterns of foliate arabesque engraving. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the bbl. Grips are not numbered. Bbl frame & ejector rod housing retain virtually all of their fine nickel plating. Hammer retains about all of its gold wash. Front & back straps gold wash is worn thin. Cylinder retains most of its gold wash, appearing unfired since plating. Grips are spectacular with lots of fire and a mellow patina. They appear to be “Gold lip pearl”. Right grip has a replaced toe and the left grip has a chipped toe & heel. Hammer will not hold in safety notch and the half cock notch is gone, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-56979 JR410 (6,000-8,000)

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4176

RARE & SPECIAL INDIAN USED & ENGRAVED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 138127. Usual configuration with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights & 2-pc raised carved eagle head pearl grips. Entire revolver is covered with light etched wavy lines, dots & triangles, reminiscent of Indian symbols. This engraving is very old and shows much wear. Bbl is etched “TWO MOONS / ???KYOU (Possibly an Indian name) / BUFFALO BILLS / MARCH 12 1898 (What appears to be ) YANKTON” (or possibly an Indian name) and on the other side of the bbl, “WILD WEST SHOW”. Left recoil shield has a standing figure of what appears to be an Indian in full-feathered headdress and the loading gate has a small turtle fetish figure. It is accompanied by an unusual handmade holster, made of 1-pc saddle leather with a high front and low back edge and an attached belt loop that is hand stitched. Entire front has a border of brass harness type studs or buttons that crimp through the leather. It has a large & small circle of these brass studs in the middle with larger diameter brass buttons in the center. This holster is very old & fits this revolver perfectly. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped Feb. 18, 1891 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO in a shipment of 26 same type guns.

A short Internet search disclosed that Two Moons was with the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show in Washington, D.C. when he was introduced to well-known artist James Frazier. Two Moons and other Indians posed for Frazier, who in 1912 designed the famous “Buffalo Nickel” and sculpted the famous bronze “End of the Trail”. Well-known Old West Antiques Dealer, Brian Lebel, states that he has a long oilcloth or canvas banner (estimated at 34′ by about 3′), which proclaims “WELCOME TWO MOONS”. He states that he does not know where the banner was used or for what purpose, but that it may have been when Two Moons visited Washington, DC, to see President Wilson. Also accompanying is a copy of a photo of Two Moons as an old man.

Additionally accompanying is a letter from Rocky Mountain Engineering & Materials Technology Inc. dated April 2, 1992 stating that they have examined the inscriptions on the bbl under different magnifications and in their opinion they appeared to be authentic. They state that the Buffalo Bill inscription appears to have been machine stenciled while the balance of the inscriptions appear to have been hand lettered.

In addition, the consignor has written a letter detailing his acquisition of this Colt. He states that in the Fall of 1991, the mother of a friend of his wife had discovered it in the basement of her home in Denver after the death of her husband, when she was cleaning out for a yard sale. Consignor states that when he bought the Colt (he verbally stated he paid less than $1,000 for it) it was covered with a black substance. It was not until later that he discovered the engravings. He states that he left some of the black substance on the revolver to show how he had found it.

Also accompanying are two old articles about Two Moons and the Custer Battle, one from the May 1898 issue of McClure’s Magazine by Hamlin Garland and several pages of two stories from the book I Fought With Custer, author unknown. Both these articles go into great detail regarding the Custer fight. The McClure’s article is a narrative of an interview with Two Moons as an old man. Two Moons was a Chief of the Northern Cheyenne and was a principle leader in the Custer fight, and may have been the one who actually killed Custer. After the fight, and the Cheyenne were rounded up for assignment to a reservation down in Oklahoma, Two Moons and several of his warriors reportedly agreed to scout for Gen. Nelson Miles and were not deported to the reservation. CONDITION: No orig finish remains on the revolver, being a medium gray patina overall with the engraving showing through. Left side of the muzzle is very worn. Right grip has a repaired crack otherwise the grips are very fine with much fire and colors with light wear on the eagle’s head. Mechanics are fine, somewhat worn and dark bore. Holster is fine with one missing stud. 4-56468 JR441 (22,500-32,500)

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4177

VERY RARE AMERICAN CASED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 16259. Rare early civilian sgl action in the 16,000 range where most of the production was assigned to the military. Our revolver is usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish with 1-pc walnut grip. It has 2-line patent dates and slanted letter bbl address with serifs at each end. It has 1st type ejector rod housing & bull’s eye ejector rod head. All the screws & cylinder pin are niter-blue. It is accompanied by the extremely rare, American walnut casing with purple velvet lining and a wooden cartridge block drilled for 50 cartridges along with a compartment for a full box of cartridges. It has a mortised brass lock with brass keyhole shaped escutcheon. There is a small compartment in the upper right corner. Also accompanying is an “L”-shaped Colt screwdriver and a small wooden grease box. It is further accompanied by a Colt Factory letter stating that the record for this revolver is not available. However, the letter identifies serial numbers 16254, 16256, 16258, 16260 & 16261, which were all shipped with nickel-plating. Given the fact that a 1-pc wood grip was the standard for that time, it can be assumed that this revolver was shipped with orig nickel-plating & wood grip. Numbers in grip strap panel matches the guns serial numbers. This revolver once was part of the famous George R. Repaire Collection and is accompanied by a copy of a letter from Mr. Repaire dated November 14, 1978, to Tom Odom of Huntsville, Alabama, wherein he states he purchased this revolver at least 27 years prior to that date at the San Francisco Gun Exchange for $388.00. He states that he parted with it reluctantly. In addition there is a copy of an advertising page from The Gun Report, date not indicated, for Ron Ogan of Ogan’s Antiques, well-known Colt sgl action dealer, advertising this revolver for sale. Ogan states in the ad that Mr. Odom had sold this revolver to a Mr. Richard Atkinson, a well known collector, and he further states that this exact revolver is pictured on p. 18 of the book The Colt Sgl Action Army Revolver, Kopec, Graham & Moore and that the bbl address is pictured on p. 15 of that same book. There is also a copy of a photograph of this revolver in its case with the cartridge block filled with cartridges. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 95-96% strong bright orig nickel with some flaking around the muzzle & forcing cone area on the right side. Left side of the frame has a couple more small spots of flaking, otherwise the nickel is strong & bright. Grips are crisp with only a minor nick or two on the bottom edges and retain about all of their strong bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting near the muzzle. Screw heads retain most of their niter blue. Case is generally sound with one small crack in the bottom with light handling & storage marks and a series of gouges along the upper front edge. Lining is extremely fine, retaining a rich dark purple color with the impression of the cylinder, edge of the grip & muzzle in the lid with heavier wear in these points in the bottom. Altogether an extremely rare & seldom encountered set. 4-55090 JR422 (40,000-60,000)

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4178

COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH MONTANA ASSOCIATION. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 142567. Blue & case colored with rare 4-3/4″ bbl, roll marked on the left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. It has 2-line bbl address and 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters identifying this revolver as having been shipped Sept. 2, 1891 to Babcock & Miles of Billings or Red Lodge, MT in a shipment of six pieces. The 1967 letter has the hand written notation “Billings, Montana”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired but very little. Bbl retains 96-97% glossy bright orig blue. Cylinder retains about 90% glossy orig blue with a cylinder line & a few scratches. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, bright in the sheltered areas, fading and turning silver elsewhere. Back strap retains about 50% strong orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to light patina. Front strap & trigger guard retain 75-80% orig blue, glossy & bright around the trigger guard with the front strap having a small worn spot and flaked to light patina. Grips are extremely fine showing very light wear with the right side turning chocolate. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some light frosting. 4-57412 JR620 (12,500-17,500)

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4179

VERY RARE COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 S&W. SN 145036. Very rare SAA, one of only 24 ever produced in this cal. according to the chart on p. 369 of COLT AN AMERICAN LEGEND, Wilson. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, 1-line address with caliber marking “44-S&W.” on left side. Frame has usual markings with serial numbers in the proper locations and a tiny “44” on the bottom of the bbl, just in front of the base pin. Metal has been cleaned bright and it has rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are replacements. CONDITION: Cleaned bright, as mentioned and could be easily restored to blue & case color finish with a trip to visit Doug Turnbull. Finish is smooth with some fine pitting on the frame & grip frame. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-55127 JR355 (7,500-12,500)

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4180

*FINE COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 242371. Nickel finish, 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a mail order 2-loop holster with a light chocolate brown finish and sewn in Cheyenne plug. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 75-80% strong orig nickel with some flaking & wear on the bbl & cylinder. Flaked & worn areas are a light patina. Frame & grip frame retain virtually all of their orig nickel finish & the screw heads most of their orig niter blue finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. This revolver has been fired very little – just poor storage. Grips show light wear. Holster has a partially open rear seam and retains about 85% orig finish. 4-55133 JR362 (5,000-8,000)

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4181

EARLY COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 53785. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl with block letter address, fixed sights, 3-line patent numbers on the frame, “45 CAL” on the left front web of the trigger guard and beautiful 1-pc ivory grip. This revolver will letter as having been shipped in 1880 to Hartley & Graham as a blue finished gun. This apparently is a records mistake as there is no doubt that this finish is orig to this revolver. Accompanies is a photocopy of a Colt letter stating this gun was shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY on February 13, 1880 & included in a shipment of 50 guns. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the bbl & cylinder. Overall retains 85-90% strong orig nickel on the bbl & frame, while the cylinder retains about 60% orig nickel with some minor light pitting. Bbl has some light pimpling around the muzzle & a little on the right side. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors turning dark. Screws retain most of their orig blue finish turned dark. Grips are sound with several age lines & retain a wonderful aged patina with a large chip missing from the right side at the frame. Timing needs attention, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-57184 JR547 (4,000-6,000)

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4182

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 240658. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, 1-line bbl address with caliber marking on the left side of the bbl. It has 2-line patent numbers with the rampant Colt in a broken circle. It is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are numbered to the revolver. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters identifying this revolver as having been shipped March 24, 1903 to M. Hartley & Co., New York, NY in a shipment of three guns. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 90-92% glossy orig blue with light muzzle edge wear and some thinning on the left side toward the muzzle. Frame & hammer retain about 90% orig case colors, bright in the sheltered areas, with some fading to gray. Grip frame has blue/gray front & back straps with strong blue around the trigger guard & on the butt strap. Grips show light to moderate wear and are turning chocolate. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-57362 JR622 (6,000-10,000)

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4183

COLT LONDON SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 455. SN 140859. Fine early English Colt with Colt’s Pall Mall London address, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, having an odd-shaped, Walter Winans’ inspired, large, target sight with partridge type blade. It has case colored frame with 1-pc walnut grip and tiny British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. It has a stud & lanyard ring centered in the butt. Apparently Colt had a few of these revolvers made up with this front sight to attempt to lure Mr. Winans away from Smith & Wesson. Mr. Winans was a Russian born author & British shooting champion at Bisley & Wimbledon for many years running and in his day was a recognized world champion. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% smooth blue/brown with bright blue in the sheltered areas. Ejector rod housing retains about 95% strong, bright, orig blue. Cylinder retains 50-60% flaked orig blue mixed with light patina & the frame about all of its orig case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas with some fading & thinning on the sides & top. Screws are fine & retain virtually all of their orig blue. Grip frame overall retains 75-80% orig blue thin on the straps. Grip is crisp with slightly worn edges & retains most of its orig finish. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-57359 JR634 (6,000-10,000)

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4184

EXTREMELY RARE COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 476 Eley. SN 121218. This extremely rare revolver is one of only approximately 167 ever made & only 22 of which are known today according to”COLT PEACEMAKER REVOLVER CALIBER .476 ELEY”, Cochran. It has blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl and rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips. It has standard 1-line Pall Mall London bbl marking with 3-line patent dates and the caliber marked on the left front web of the trigger guard. Bbl & cylinder have tiny British proofs. Right side of the bbl at the frame has a large number “15024” stamped. Page 20 of the referenced book indicates that it was manufactured in 1887 with the 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish & eagle grips. Page 51 of the same book states that this revolver was discovered in southern Rhodesia before it became Zimbabwe and was sold in Johannesburg by Sotheby’s in 1982. CONDITION: Fine. All matching with the cylinder numbered on the rear. Overall retains a smooth thin restored finish with some scattered very fine pitting, slightly heavier on the frame. Grips are sound and show moderate wear. Cylinder has light to moderate pitting. Hammer retains 50-60% thin orig case colors. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-57107 JR548 (8,000-15,000)

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4185

CASED COLT LONDON SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 455. SN 140873. Fine early English Colt with Colt’s Pall Mall London address, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, having an odd shaped, Walter Winans’ inspired, large, target sight with partridge type blade. It has case colored frame with 1-pc walnut grip and tiny British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. Apparently Colt had a few of these revolvers made up with this front sight to attempt to lure Mr. Winans away from Smith & Wesson. Mr. Winans was an American expatriate born in Russia. He was a shooting champion at Bisley & Wimbledon in England for many years and in his day was a recognized world champion. He represented the USA shooting team in the Olympics winning a gold medal in 1908 & a silver in 1912. Accompanied by a fine English oak casing with brass medallion in the lid and the maker’s label with Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly Circus address. It has red felt lining compartmented for the revolver with special allowance for the extra size of the front sight. It also includes an oak 30-cartridge board, a brass & ebony wiping rod with jag & brush and a pewter Dixon oil bottle. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% thin orig blue with a chemical spot on the right side and some thinning on the left side. Frame retains 85-90% orig case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas, thinning towards silver elsewhere. Back strap & butt strap retain about 90% strong orig blue with the front strap & trigger guard retaining about 92-93% orig blue. Grips are crisp with slightly worn edges & retain about 98% orig varnish. Screws are crisp with most of their orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case & accessories are extremely fine with a few nicks in the lid & light soil on the inside bottom. A fine English set. 4-57418 JR632 (7,500-12,500)

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4186

RARE COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 450 Eley Short. SN 24682. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, 1-line Hartford address with 1-pc dark walnut or ebony grips. It has 2-line patent numbers on the left side with the left rear edge of the trigger guard marked with what appears to be “450 CAL / B”. Bbl & cylinder have tiny British proofs with the bbl having the recess for the 1st style ejector rod housing but has been modified to accept 2nd type, which it currently has, along with a bull’s eye ejector rod head. Cylinder is numbered “4317” and is chambered for 45 Colt. The 450 Eley short cartridge will chamber nicely. Accompanied by a full box of 50 Kynoch .450 revolver cartridges. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this gun as having been shipped with blue finish on October 26, 1876 to Colt’s Pall Mall London Agency in a shipment of 112 guns. CONDITION: All matching except the cylinder, as noted above. Overall retains most of a restored nickel finish with some fine pitting on the frame. Grips are sound and retain most of dark oiled patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Ammunition & box are crisp. 4-57106 JR549 (4,000-6,000)

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4187

*COLT PRE-WAR/POST WAR SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 357675. Wonderful Sgl Action (one of only about 300 made in the period 1947 into the 1960’s using pre-war parts). It has 5-1/2″ bbl, blue & case colored with matching numbered rampant Colt hard rubber grips. It has late pre-War II bbl markings with 2-line patent markings and the serial number on the front & back straps on the right side under the grip. Accompanied by two Colt factory letters fully identifying this revolver as having been shipped March 8, 1956 to Joseph A. Lorch of Washington, D.C. in a shipment of two such guns. Older letter has a hand written note “One of 82 made 1940”. Most recent letter indicates that it was made March 29, 1948 but not shipped until 1956. CONDITION: Exceedingly fine, as new. Appears to be unfired, retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish with only faint muzzle edge wear and the hint of a cylinder line. Grips are crisp with almost no wear. Right side has turned chocolate. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57363 JR625 (6,000-10,000)

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4188

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 353325. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and smooth pearl grips. Serial number is on the right side of the front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped August 15, 1929 to Weed & Co., Buffalo, NY with rubber grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the cylinder. Grips are not numbered. Near new, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both blue & case colors with very minor edge wear on the left side of the muzzle & tip of the ejector rod housing. Back strap is slightly thinned, otherwise the blue is bright & strong with a few scratches on the cylinder and brilliant case colors. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57021 JR404 (4,000-6,000)

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4189

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian & S&W Spcl. SN 345814. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Grip frame serial numbers are on the right sides of the front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifies this revolver and indicating shipment April 20, 1923 to Von Lengerke & Antoine of Chicago, IL. Grips are listed as wood, which is unlikely during this period and especially in light of the fact that the current hard rubber grips are numbered to this revolver. Letter also cites an excerpt from The Book of Colt Firearms, Sutherland & Wilson. A quick search of this book disclosed only a reference to the fact that the chambering of this rev will accept both cartridges, whereas the 44 S&W chambering only will not accept the 44 Spcl. cartridge. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the grips & cylinder. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain about 95-96% strong orig blue. Grip frame is mostly a gray patina. Cylinder retains about 90% orig blue and the frame, traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a mottled silver/gray patina. Grips are sound and show light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-57016 JR400 (3,500-5,000)

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4190

COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 129356. Nickel finish, 4-3/4″ bbl, and fixed sights with eagle rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Frame has 3-line patent dates and the left front web of the trigger guard is marked “38 CAL”. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver and indicating shipment June 17, 1899 to R.R. Buffham, address not indicated in a shipment of six similar arms. Under remarks in the letter is the statement “Notation also show ‘Colt Cartridge'”. (No indication of what this means.) CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains 75-80% orig nickel with losses at the muzzle, end of the ejector rod housing, cylinder, rear edge of the frame, recoil shield, loading gate & back strap. Areas of loss on the frame & cylinder are heavily pitted. Remainder of the nickel is bright & strong. These losses are commensurate with long-term storage in a holster in humid or damp conditions. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-57020 JR399 (3,000-5,000)

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4191

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 351129. Blue & case colored, 5-1/2″ bbl with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Serial number is on the right side of the grip frame under the grip. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the cylinder. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain about 95% strong bright orig blue and the grip frame 40-50% blue with the balance a medium patina. Frame retains about 60% case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, fading elsewhere with some fine, very light surface rust in a spot or two. Cylinder retains 93-95% orig blue, slightly thinned and worn around the edges. Grips show light wear, crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with a few spots of minor light rust. 4-57019 JR419 (2,500-4,000)

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4192

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 353034. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Serial number is stamped on the right side of the front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped May 2, 1929 to Murta, Appleton Co. of Phila, PA. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the grips & cylinder. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue and the ejector rod housing about 75% blue. Frame retains 90-95% orig case colors, faded & faint on the sides, bright in the sheltered areas. Back strap retains about 90% thin blue while the trigger guard & front strap retains about 95% blue. Grips show light to moderate wear. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-57022 JR396 (3,500-5,000)

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4193

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 354770. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and smooth pearl grips. Serial numbers are stamped on the right side of the front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver, type of grips not listed and indicates that it was shipped September 19, 1932 to Shapleigh Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO. There is a note on the bottom of the letter “Harvey D. Firestone” with the serial number of this revolver. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, all matching including the cylinder. Grips are not numbered. Blued metal parts retain virtually all of their orig factory bright blue with minor muzzle edge wear and slight wear at the end of the ejector rod housing. Cylinder has a few light scratches and front edge wear. Hammer & frame retain virtually all of their factory case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, slightly faded elsewhere. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Right grip was shattered & repaired a long time ago. 4-57023 JR405 (4,000-6,000)

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4194

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 336164. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. This is one of the last of the sgl actions with the serial numbers visible on the frame, trigger guard & back strap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including grips & cylinder. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish to both the blue & case colors with only slight muzzle edge wear, a small thinned spot near the ejector rod head and three or four small spots of rust pitting on the ejector rod housing. Case colors are brilliant in the sheltered areas and on the right side, slightly faded elsewhere. Cylinder has a light dragline and some slight flaking. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56818 JR397 (5,000-8,000)

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4195

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 327354. Blue & case colored, 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and fleur-de-lis checkered medallion walnut grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver, type of grip not listed. It indicates shipment September 24, 1913 to Witte Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 96-97% glossy orig blue with minor muzzle & edge wear. Grip frame retains 75-80% orig blue, thin on the front & back straps, glossy & bright elsewhere. Cylinder retains 50-60% thin orig blue, strong in the flutes. Frame retains 75-80% case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, fading to a mottled silver elsewhere. Hammer retains most of its orig faded case colors. Grips are fine, possibly re-cut a long time ago. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57018 JR406 (4,000-7,000)

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4196

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 341523. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Bbl has 1-line address with a cal. marking on the left side. Grip frame has the serial number on the left side of the front & back straps. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped November 29, 1920 to Momsen-Dunnegan-Ryan Co. of El Paso, Texas in a shipment of three similar arms. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including the grips & cylinder. Overall it retains 97-98% strong bright orig factory finish to both blue & case colors with only slight muzzle edge wear and one small spot on left side of the bbl. May have been fired, but if so, very little. Case colors are slightly darkened on the top strap, otherwise are brilliant. Crisp mechanics, sharp grips, bright shiny bore. 4-57017 JR395 (3,500-5,000)

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4197

*TEXAS RANGER INSCRIBED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 211820. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl and after-market thick stag grips. Back strap is pantograph inscribed “L. HIGHTOWER / TEXAS RANGER”. Accompanied by a tooled black sgl loop holster with white plastic braided lacing. Loop is carved with a large “H”. Also accompanied by the book, CAPTAIN CLINT PEOPLES TEXAS RANGER”, Day, where on p. 39 it is mentioned that Hightower, Liberty County, Texas Sheriff, had an incident with bank robbers and that he later became a Texas Ranger and worked with Capt. Peoples. In addition there are numerous pcs of correspondence with members of Hightower’s descendents, along with his Oath of Service dated 2 September 1931 where he enlisted in Company B of the Texas Rangers. There is also a copy of his Warrant of Authority on the same date. There are several pages of Hightower genealogy listing him as having been named “Lockhart Valentine Hightower”, born February 14, 1888. He apparently played semi-professional Texas league baseball, worked in the oil fields and on his father’s cattle ranch. He was elected Liberty County Sheriff in 1924 and served two terms. The town of Hightower, Texas is named after his family. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about all of a restored nickel finish. Grips are fine, timing needs attention, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Holster shows little wear. 4-57158 JR543 (2,500-3,500)

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4198

*COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 278370. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular base front sight with German silver blade and target rear sight mounted on top of the flat top frame. Left side of the bbl has “(BISLEY MODEL)” and the caliber marking. It is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong bright orig blue with some light thinning on the left side of the bbl, ejector rod housing, back strap & trigger bow. It is also slightly thinned on the cylinder, recoil shield & loading gate and there are a few scattered tiny pinpoints of rust on the frame. Grips are sound turned chocolate and show light wear. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a couple small spots of pitting. 4-56817 JR398 (7,500-10,500)

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4199

*COLT BISLEY FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SGL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 192179. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Left side of the bbl is roll marked “(BISLEY MODEL) COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% glossy bright orig blue, thinned on the left side, with some very fine pitting on the left side of the muzzle. Frame retains 80-85% orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, turning gray elsewhere. Cylinder retains about 85% thin orig blue with one small area of light pitting. Half cock notch is gone from the hammer, otherwise mechanics are fine. Trigger guard & back strap retain about 60% strong orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Screws are all extremely fine & retain most of their orig niter blue. Grips show light to moderate wear with the left side beginning to turn chocolate. Bore is bright & shiny with a few spots of light pitting near the muzzle. 4-56481 JR557 (6,000-8,000)

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4200

*COLT BISLEY SGL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 254940. Late Bisley with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line address, fixed sights and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being an overall dark brown patina. Bbl & ejector rod housing have moderate to heavy pitting, probably from long-term holster storage. Grips are turned chocolate & show heavy wear. Cylinder pin is a homemade replacement. Will not hold on safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with some fine pitting. Would make a fine cowboy action shooter once the hammer is repaired. 4-56439 JR415 (1,000-1,500)

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4201

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 349626. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, standard markings with 2-line patent dates. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Right side of the front & backstraps are marked with the serial number under the grip and the back of the cylinder has the last two digits of the serial number between two of the chambers. It is accompanied by a modern Colt blue 2-pc box and a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver as having been shipped Sept. 16, 1993 to Hawn’s Gunsmithing, Rte. 2, Box 1141, Silsbee, Texas. Under remarks the letter states that the orig records for this revolver were lost or destroyed. The current records indicate that it was returned on May 13, 1993 for refinishing and was subsequently re-shipped as noted. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. All matching except the grips which are numbered “3853”. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factor finish. Blue is very fine & bright and the case colors are brilliant. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Grips show moderate to heavy wear with an internal crack in the left side. Box is fine. 4-57103 JR563 (3,000-6,000)

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4202

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY. SN 283171. Cal. 41 LC. 4-¾” bbl. Matching serial numbers. Short 2-line address on top of the bbl. 2-line, 3-date patent marking on the left side of the frame. The trigger and several screws are replacements. CONDITION: Good. Strong traces of blue in protected places and 50% on the trigger guard. Faint traces of casehardening colors in the front of the frame. Grips show minor wear at the base but still have sharp checkering. Action is excellent. 4-57421 FS114 (1,500-2,500)

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4203

COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 140006. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, 2-line patent markings with rampant Colt in a broken circle. It has smooth 2-pc ivory grips. It is accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with a silver finish and ivory grips as having been shipped May 27, 1891 to William Challen, Jr, address not indicated. Inside the grips in the left side is scratched the name “JACK LAND” and inside the right grip is scratched either the “77” or “17” “RANCH” with the name “BUCK CAMP” and “WYO”. Preliminary Google search disclosed that there is actually a 77 Ranch in Wyoming. CONDITION: Good plus. Orig silver finish remains only under the ejector rod housing and in the sight groove with traces in the loading cut-out. Balance of the revolver is a mottled silver/brown patina with a spot of heavy rust on the bbl about 1″ in front of the frame. Frame & back strap have scattered fine pitting, as does the cylinder. Cylinder pin screw & front trigger guard screw are replacements. Safety notch is missing and it will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Grips are extremely fine with a few age lines in the bottom and both sides retain a wonderful smooth mellow gold patina. A rare Colt that has seen some hard use. 4-57436 (3,000-5,000)

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4204

*COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 236416. Usual configuration, blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl and rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Traces of orig finish remain in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/brown patina. Hammer will not hold at safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine with a bright shiny bore and with a spot or two of light pitting. Grips show moderate to heavy wear and have been over-tightened with internal cracks around the escutcheons. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-55145 JR358 (2,000-3,000)

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4205

COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 158294. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, fixed sights & orig, replacement, rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Good. Retains most of a bright re-nickel finish with some flaking around the muzzle and forcing cone area. All the legends & numbers are legible, some battered screw heads with a replacement base pin screw & one frame screw. Mechanics are fine, grips show very minor wear, worn dark bore that may clean better. 4-55072 JR416 (800-1,200)

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4206

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CUSTER RANGE AINSWORTH INSPECTED COLT SGL ACTION ARMY CAVALRY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 4823. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, small letter slanted bbl address with serifs at each end. It has first type ejector rod housing & a bull’s eye ejector rod head along with the early style cylinder pins with a dimple at each end. Bbl has tiny “A” and “P” proofs on the bottom and the serial number is upside down just above the ejector rod housing at the frame. Left side of the frame has a small “U.S.” and the various parts all have small “A” sub-inspector initials (A.O. Ainsworth). It has 1-pc walnut grip with a legible “OWA” cartouche on the left side and a tiny “A” on the bottom of the left side of the butt. Accompanied by a John Kopec letter wherein he states that although this revolver could not be located in the records it is in the proximity of two others, serial #4865 that in June 1874 belonged to the 2nd Cavalry and #4878 was turned in by the Indian “Fools-Bear” Sept. 1876. #4840 belonged to the 1st Cavalry in 1877. This revolver originated from Lot 5 which was a “prime” lot from which the 7th Cavalry drew their revolvers & were issued to Gen. Custer’s command in July 1874 prior to the Black Hills Expedition. So therefore it is certainly possibly that this is a 7th Cavalry revolver. Mr. Kopec states that this revolver is unaltered and “truly an exceptional Custer period Ainsworth Cavalry revolver, worthy of the finest Indian Wars or Colt ollection. CONDITION: Very fine. Perhaps one of the best Custer-range Colts known today. Bbl retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas, stronger around the front sight and bright & strong under the ejector rod housing. Frame retains 30-40% thin & faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains about 50% strong case colors with the outer edges turned dark. Grip frame is a medium gray patina. All the screws are very fine, except the cylinder pin screw, which has been redressed and blued. Amongst the other screws there are one or two very minor slipped edges. Grips are extremely fine with a completely legible cartouche, a chip at the left heel and a tiny chip at the right toe, otherwise show light to moderate wear on the edges with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of its orig factory varnish. Hammer will not hold in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. A very exciting and fine early, probably historical, revolver that with some more research may confirm 7th Cav. use. 4-57211 JR572 (35,000-45,000)

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4207

COLT CAVALRY MODEL SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 113996. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, 1-line block letter address, 3-line patent markings & a “U.S” on the left side of the frame. It has 1-pc walnut grip with the outline of a cartouche on each side and two notches on the left edge. Frame, bottom of the bbl, cylinder & bottom of the grip have “DFC” sub-inspector initials. There is a small “G” below the serial number on the trigger guard. Accompanied by a Kopec letter in which he states that although this revolver is not specifically identified it appears that it was issued to one of the state militias and remained in storage, escaping the 1893 recall and modification to artillery configuration. He states that this revolver is orig in all respects and has remained in untouched condition. He identifies the cartouche on the left grip as that of Capt. Frank Heath and the outline of the one on the right side as David F. Clark. Also accompanied by a homemade holster, possibly made from an old boot top with a buck stitched rear edge and carpet tacks. CONDITION: Very good, all matching. Retains a mottled gray/brown patina with a few scattered spots of light surface rust and a series of small nicks on the right side of the bbl. Mechanics are fine although the cylinder pin could not be removed. It has strong bore with good shine and scattered light to moderate pitting. Holster is dry & crackled with staining & wear. 4-57426 (12,500-15,000)

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4208

EARLY AINSWORTH COLT CAVALRY MODEL SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 8337. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, 2-line patent markings, 1-pc walnut grips. This revolver falls in the series that is known to have been issued to the 8th Cavalry, not quite early enough for Custer’s 7th Cavalry although it could have been an after-Custer replacement. Bbl has the early style slanted lettering with serifs or daggers at each end and it has the unusual feature of the bbl serial number partially exposed from under the ejector rod housing. Accompanied by a John Kopec letter regarding this revolver which states that it is basically authentic except in the following respects: hammer is a Bannerman replacement; main spring is a non-Colt replacement; base pin or cylinder pin is a replacement; trigger screw is a replacement. CONDITION: About fine. All matching, no orig finish remains being an even gray patina overall with very fine pitting near the muzzle, the front of the frame and on the cylinder. Backstrap has very fine pitting. Grips are sound with chipped toes and show heavy wear. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-54953 JR769 (12,500-17,500)

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4209

VERY EARLY COLT CAVALRY MODEL SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 4216. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, standard front sight with a hole through it and somewhat thinned. Hammer has been changed with a concave later style firing pin. Left side of the frame is marked with a “U.S.” and it has 1-pc walnut grip. Ejector rod housing is the first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and the serial number is lightly stamped in the bottom gullet near the frame. Bbl address & caliber have been re-rolled and the entire revolver restored as indicated by the small 6-pointed star on the right rear web of the trigger guard. Cylinder serial number was mostly obliterated during the restoration process and the last three digits of the serial number were reapplied to the front of the cylinder in an arc around the pivot. Accompanied by a Kopec letter wherein he states that although this specific revolver could not be located in the records it was his opinion that it had been issued to the 4th Cavalry. He further states that it has been restored consistent with a later restoration and refurbished by Colt. He also states that in addition to those items mentioned above, the cylinder pin is also a replacement and that the hole through the front sight was probably done by someone attempting to add a taller blade. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching including the bbl, cylinder & ejector rod housing. Factory restored as mentioned above. Bbl retains 96-97% glossy bright Colt blue. Cylinder retains about 80% blue, strong in the flutes, thinning on the outside diameter. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their fine Colt case colors that are strong & bright in the sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Patent dates were severely thinned during the refinishing process but are still legible. Replacement grips are fine with nicks & scratches & retain an oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-56503 JR558 (10,000-15,000)

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4210

EARLY COLT CAVALRY MODEL SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 16392. Standard Cavalry Colt with 7-1/2″ bbl, slanted letter address, fixed sights, a small “US” on the left side of the frame and 1-pc wood grip. Bbl, trigger guard & back strap all have the small “L” (Samuel B. Lewis) sub-inspector mark while the cylinder, which is numbered “6844” has a small “C” sub-inspector mark (A.P. Casey). It also has the orig, first type, ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching except the cylinder. Cylinder is numbered “6844”. Entire rev, including the grips, has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. Removing a minor amount of this substance discloses a dark blue patina on both bbl & frame. Grips show heavy wear, particularly on the bottom edge, and retain 30-40% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a spot or two of pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55758 JR370 (4,000-7,000)

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4211

COLT ARTILLERY SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 55385. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. As with most artillery revolvers the serial numbers are completely mixed with the bbl having the remnant number “7503” which is over stamped with a Colt assembly or batch number “1044”. Frame has “DFC” sub-inspector marks (David F. Clark). Trigger guard is numbered “18609” with an “A.P. Casey” sub-inspector mark. Backstrap is serial number “54598” and is without a sub-inspector mark. Grip fits very well and has a large “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) cartouche on the right side surmounted by the date “1903”. Bottom of each side of the grip is stamped “R.A.C.” Cylinder has a faint “6492”. Ejector rod housing is of the 2nd type with a bull’s eye ejector rod head and a tiny “K” at the front end of the housing. Cylinder pin is the early type. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver has having been shipped April 1, 1903 to the U.S. Government at the Springfield Armory in a shipment of 100 similar revolvers. Bbl length & grips are not listed. Under remarks it states that the orig records pertaining to this revolver were lost or destroyed many years ago and states that it was returned & refinished & shipped as noted. Also accompanied by a Kopec letter listing all the above information with some additional military history. He states that this revolver was altered at the Colt Factory in 1903 for use in the Philippine insurrection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright orig blue & the cylinder about 95%. Bbl address & cal. marking have been re-rolled during the restoration process. Frame & hammer retain 80-85% case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, turning gray elsewhere. Screws, with one or two exceptions, are fine and retain most of their orig blue. Grip frame retains 80-85% orig blue, strong & bright around the trigger guard & top of the back strap with the front & back straps thinning to gray. Grip is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains a fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-56502 JR559 (7,000-12,000)

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4212

RARE COLT ARTILLERY SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 48704. All blue finish, 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, block letter 1-line address without serifs. This unusual artillery has the full blued frame, which is referred to on p. 96-97 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers, a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn as “True Blue”. It appears that this is one of the few Colt or arsenal re-worked sgl actions that had the frame blued instead of case colored. All of the edges are sharp and the bluing is nearly translucent. It also has the distinction of being fully matched including the bbl & cylinder and all of the parts have the “H.N.” (Henry Nettleton) sub-inspector marks including the left side of the hammer. Grips are crisp & new and have the “R.A.C.” sub-inspector mark on the bottom of each side and the bottom of the bbl also has the “R.A.C.” sub-inspector mark along with the “H.N.” mark and both have an adjacent small “P” proof. Ejector rod housing has a small “K” at the tip. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% orig blue, slightly thinned on the left side of the bbl & back strap with some flaking on the cylinder & ejector rod housing. Both sides of the frame have several nicks & dings that were there when the frame was refinished. Some of the screws have slipped edges. Grips are crisp with only minor nicks & scratches on the left side. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-56816 JR413 (5,000-8,000)

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4213

FINE HISTORIC REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SGL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 241. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, fixed sights & 2-pc walnut grips. Inside of the left grip is written in pencil “AUG 24TH / 26 / BOB BAIN / DAWSON CITY”. Bbl has usual 1-line address with “44” on the left side of the frame by the bbl. Accompanied by a letter from E.J. (Ted) Bell dated May 6, 97 to someone named Rodney wherein Mr. Bell states that he purchased the revolver in Canada in 1988 from Mr. Leslie Johnson of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. At that time Mr. Johnson was allegedly in his mid-80’s and was disposing of his huge gun collection. Mr. Bell states that Mr. Johnson told him that when he was a young man he made his first trip to Alaska & met Mr. Bob Bain of Dawson City. Reportedly Mr. Bain had his father’s Remington which was brought to Alaska prior to the gold rush. Apparently when Mr. Johnson purchased the revolver he had Mr. Bain make the inscription inside the grip. Also accompanying is a copy of a picture of a man panning gold, presumably Mr. Bain or his father. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall the revolver retains 95-97% strong bright orig nickel with a few scattered flaked pimples of lost nickel which have turned to dark patina. Left grip has a large gouge with some missing wood in the upper edge with a longitudinal crack down the back edge. There are a couple of other heavy dings with light scratches & a few hammer marks on the bottom. Overall retains 60-70% orig varnish. Hand spring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. A historic gold rush revolver that could stand some additional research. 4-56821 JR788 (4,000-6,000)

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4214

REMINGTON MODEL 1890 SGL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 190. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, German silver front sight blade with Remington logo embossed hard rubber grips and a lanyard loop in the butt. It has standard bbl marking & caliber marking on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Very good plus. Retains traces of orig blue in the very sheltered areas being mostly a mottled dark brown patina with some pitting around the muzzle & forcing cone areas. Left side of the ejector rod web also has some moderate pitting. Hammer retains about 50% dark case colors. Grips show heavy wear but are sound, turned to chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-57417 JR629 (3,000-5,000)

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4215

REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SGL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 281. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, pinched blade front sight, 2-pc walnut grips and a lanyard loop in the butt. Left grip is stamped “44” and the right grip has three old notches. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig finish remain in the very sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned light gray patina with some scattered very fine surface pitting. Hammer screw is battered. Grips are sound & show moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-55147 JR367 (2,000-2,500)

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4216

ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1890 SGL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 1161. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl and 2-pc ivory grips and a lanyard ring in the butt. Revolver has about 85% coverage, including the cylinder of very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with a stippled background. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about all of its custom nickel finish with some freckling on the bbl. Grips are a deep golden aged yellow with numerous age lines around the bottom edges and the right side is missing a tiny chip out of the bottom. They have shrunk and are slightly undersized. Hammer will not hold in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56482 JR546 (3,500-5,500)

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4217

*CASED COLT MONTANA TERRITORY CENTENNIAL SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 0738MA. Blue & case colored with gold accents, 7-1/2″ bbl, medallion faux pearl grips. Accompanied by its orig wood presentation box with medallion on the lid, red satin lined lid and red corduroy lined bottom & shipping sleeve. CONDITION: New. Unfired with only the hint of a cylinder line. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Box is fine, sleeve is slightly damaged. 4-57024 JR425 (1,250-1,750)

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4218

LOT OF THREE COLT MODEL 1877 DA REVOLVERS. (1) Sheriff’s Model. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 33298. Nickel finish, 3-1/2″ bbl, with etched panel & hard rubber bird head grips. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains about 90% strong orig nickel with some flaking around the muzzle & forcing cone areas. Etched panel is sharp. Cylinder has some light bubbling around the flutes with some additional flaking on the back strap. Back edge of the hammer retains most of its orig niter blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered pitting. (2) Standard model. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 30633. Blue & case colored, 6″ bbl, with etched panel & modified half moon front sight. It has checkered 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig finish remain, being stronger on the trigger guard & top of the back strap with the balance a gray patina. Etched panel is completely visible. Mechanics need attention, the cylinder stop will not release. Grips show heavy wear. Strong dark bore. (3) Sheriff’s Model. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 26756. 2-1/2″ bbl with nickel finish & hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Good to very good, as refinished. Most of the frame markings were obliterated. Mechanics are fine, worn grips, strong bore with pitting. 4-55148 JR364 (1,750-2,750)

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4219

EXTREMELY RARE HARTLEY & GRAHAM PRESENTATION REVOLVER CASE. Beautiful maroon leather covered hinged lid box, 14-3/4″ x 6″ x 2″ deep with gold embossed decorated border on the lid and gold lines around the top & bottom edges. Keyhole has lightly embossed gold escutcheon. Interior is lined with red velvet and a 7-1/2″ sgl action Colt fits perfectly. A box with a similar pattern on the lid appears in one of Larry Wilson’s Colt books. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine orig finish with minor edge chips & a couple of small nicks & scratches. Interior is lightly soiled with the impression of a Colt Sgl Action. 4-55138 JR369 (3,000-5,000)

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4220

OAK ENGLISH SGL ACTION ARMY CASING. Fine oak casing, 14-3/4″ long x 7-1/8″ wide x 2-1/2″ deep. It has a round brass medallion in the lid & burgundy felt lining with the Piccadilly Circus Colt’s label in the lid. It is partitioned for the revolver & has a brass tipped ebony cleaning rod & a trapezoidal shaped compartment missing its lid. It also has an oak cartridge block that apparently held thirty-three 45 caliber cartridges. It appears that the partition around the cartridge block has been moved & the length of the block reduced to accommodate a different revolver that had a lanyard loop in the butt. There has been a slot cut at the butt to clear the lanyard stud. CONDITION: Very fine. It has minor nicks & scratches, missing the front lock escutcheon, otherwise is sound & retains most of its orig varnish. Lining is slightly faded & soiled with some mothing in the lid. 4-57360 JR787 (1,500-2,000)

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4221

SPECTACULAR EARLY ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 17. Fabulous Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine, orig spring & follower with German silver front sight & 1000-yard, 1st type, Henry ladder rear sight mounted in the slot on the receiver. Rear seat on the bbl is empty. It is mounted with extremely beautiful, highly figured, sunburst & shell pattern American walnut with straight stock & rnd heel brass buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc iron & hickory wiping rod. Receiver is silver plated & beautifully engraved with about 80% coverage on both sides of receiver consisting of wonderfully executed foliate arabesque patterns with feather motif borders similar to the engraving on serial #6, the famous Abraham Lincoln Henry rifle, serial #7, the W. T. Moyers Henry rifle and serial #9, the Gideon Wells Henry rifle. Although our rifle is not so elaborate as those mentioned above, the engraving is equally spectacular. Left side has a blank elliptical panel similar to the one on serial #7. All of these rifles are pictured on pp. 11 & 13 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Our rifle received a full color treatment with three views on p. 15 of the same book. This rifle is silver plated with case colored lever & hammer. Serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood with the same number appearing in the top tang channel of the buttstock & again inside the front edge of the buttplate tang. All of the stock screws are orig & bear the matching serial number, “17”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% strong orig blue, bright in the gullets, beginning to turn plum elsewhere with some dulling. Receiver retains 75-80% strong orig silver plating with most of the losses from flaking on the front part of the receiver & on the top tang. Lever retains dark case colors in the sheltered areas & the hammer about 95% dark case colors. Buttplate retains about 40% orig silver plating. Stock has a couple of minor grain checks with light handling & use marks & retains most of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56997 JR706 (225,000-275,000)

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4222

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED VERY EARLY 1ST MODEL HENRY RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 18. Fabulous early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight & first model 1000-yard, Henry, ladder rear sight, missing the slide. First model sights are graduated to 1,000 yards and were made without a hole on the left side. It is fitted with very highly figured shell grain American walnut buttstock with orig varnish finish. Receiver is spectacularly engraved with full coverage on both sides, possibly by Gustave Young or perhaps L.D. Nimschke. Engraving consists of the vignette of a very large trophy of arms on the left sideplate consisting of an American shield with flags, spears, swords, arrows, cannons, drums & cannon balls with surrounding foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Entire left side is surrounded by wonderfully wide scalloped border with shaded background with the same pattern around the rear edge of the receiver and around the entire front panel. Same border is repeated on the right side. Left front panel is filled with well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Right side has nearly full coverage matching foliate arabesque patterns with a blank presentation panel on the sideplate. Front flat has a slightly smaller and different series of arabesque patterns from the left side. There are flourishes of arabesque patterns across the top three flats, down the top tang, on the buttplate tang and around the rear edge of the receiver. Lever, as with all Henrys prior to serial number 400, is made without a lever latch. Serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel of the buttstock & inside the heel of the buttplate. All of the screws have the serial number stamped on the shank near the head.

This exact rifle is pictured on p. 17 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson and on p. 504 of the book, The Wm M. Locke Collection, Berryman’s Sports Center.

CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl has good sharp edges with sharp bbl address and retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas, stronger in the gullet on the right side with the balance a medium dark blue/brown patina with a spot or two of light rust. Receiver also has sharp edges with a couple of hammer marks on the carrier and retains a fine medium patina. Stock has a chip on the left edge of the wrist by the receiver and is missing a tiny chip by the top tang, otherwise the stock is sound with a bruise on the comb, a couple of minor hairlines at the toe, minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-56998 JR505 (130,000-180,000)

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4223

RARE EXTREMELY EARLY IRON FRAME HENRY RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 2. Exceptionally rare rifle with an exceptionally low serial number. This rifle has 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral full magazine with orig spring and fall over. It has a slightly modified German silver front sight & an unusual 3-position folding leaf rear sight with the blades marked “3” and “5”, presumably the standing blade is “1”. Base is definitely early Henry. It is mounted in the rear dovetail. It has another dovetail in the normal position just forward of the receiver. Being the early style, it is made without lever latch. Receiver is usual configuration and is believed to be case colored. Removal of the sideplates discloses traces of case colors which are also found on the top rear edge of the receiver & outside of the right sideplate. It also has the appearance of case colors turned silver over most of the outside surfaces. Mounted with straight grain walnut buttstock with rnd heel iron buttplate with trap which contains an orig 4-pc hickory & iron wiping rod. Stock has a slightly perch belly profile. Left side of the lower tang under the wood is stamped with the number “41”. Same number appears in the top tang channel of the buttstock & inside the front edge of the tang of the buttplate. Screws are all orig & all are numbered “41”. How this mix up came to be is unknown, but it appears to have been a factory mix up since all of the numbers are still matching. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong orig blue in the forward part of the gullets with the balance of the bbl a pleasing smooth light brown patina. Receiver, as previously noted, appears to be case colors turned silver with some scattered light surface discoloration & wear on the right rear edge. Lever retains traces of case colors & the hammer 75-80% faded case colors. Stock is sound and retains most of a professionally restored finish with a few minor handling & storage marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-56999 JR705 (135,000-165,000)

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4224

MARTIALLY MARKED INSCRIBED HENRY RIFLE WITH EXTREMELY RARE DUST COVER. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 7609. Late martial Henry with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, with integral magazine tube. It has German silver front sight blade & 900 yard ladder rear sight. It has straight grain walnut stock with tiny, inspector initials “A.W.M.” on the left wrist and has a faint Henry bump below the stock swivel and has a corresponding staple on the left side of the bbl. It has crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron-wiping rod. Receiver is period jeweler engraved with patterns of flowers & leaves on the left side with some light arabesque & border patterns. Right side is engraved with the sideplate bearing the name “F.X. WIEDENMANN”. A copy of the roster of Wis. Vol. War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 for the 35th Reg’t Inf, Co H shows that Ferdinand Wiedemann was from “Rubicon, Wis., enlisted Oct. 10, 1864 from Co. E, 20th Wis. Inf.; M.O. Oct. 9, 1865 – term expired” . The roster shows a missing “N’ in his name. We assume, it was possibly an oversight by those preparing the roster, or perhaps the jeweler inscribing the gun spelled his name incorrectly? His inscribed name is surrounded by a heavy vine & leaf border with oak leaves & acorns. Front flat has flower blossoms & leaves. Top flats of the receiver have floral & foliate arabesque patterns also. It is accompanied by an ultra-rare orig Henry dust cover which is engraved with what appears to be a stylized Confederate flag consisting of two crossing panels having thirteen small circles which is consistent with the thirteen states of the Confederacy. Dust cover is a thin sheet of brass pinned with four small copper pins to two thin sheets of rosewood. Serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang, under the wood, inside the top tang channel in the stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. All the screws are proper Henry screws. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 40-50% orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a dull patina. Receiver has good strong edges showing very light wear and retains a fine medium patina. Stock has an internal crack in the wrist, not visible without removing the stock. Otherwise the wood is sound and retains 93-95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a spot or two of pitting. Dust cover is sound with a fine medium patina. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55347 JR504 (35,000-50,000)

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4225

HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 2631. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight and Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver is the early type and is also slotted for the ladder sight. Buttplate is also the early type with rounded heel. Buttstock, an old replacement, has an orig Henry swivel on the left side with a corresponding swivel attached to the left side of the bbl. Serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood and in the toe of the buttplate. There is a small backwards “E” also on the left side of the lower tang. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a dark brown attic patina under a heavy coating of old dried oil. Part of the bbl address has been obliterated by a ding across the top flat that has been smoothed out. Receiver has good edges over the top, slightly rounded on the bottom at the carry point. Replacement buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Rotating loading sleeve is numbered “33”, which does not correspond with the serial number. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55639 JR240 (8,000-15,000)

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4226

SPECTACULAR SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 109715. Fabulous ’66 with special order 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, early style 900-yard ladder rear sight with exposed tension spring with recess in the top flat & a very early mid-range tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. It is mounted with extremely fine, about 3X, highly figured burl American walnut with early style checkered forearm & straight grip stock with brass buttplate with trap containing a 4-piece brass & iron wiping rod. Forend cap & stock have factory sling swivels. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are beautifully engraved with full coverage on both sides. The left side has the large vignette of a Mexican eagle perched on cactus holding a snake, completely surrounded by wonderfully executed intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with larger patterns on the front flats. Right side has altogether different patterns of intertwined foliate arabesque engraving with a blank rnd panel on the sideplate & a small elliptical panel on the front flat. Top of the receiver has a fan over the receiver ring with two more at the back edge with smaller flourishes of arabesque patterns. Bottom of the receiver has a flourish & border patterns on the bottom of the carrier & a figure-8 with mirror image fans around the timing screws. This exact pattern is featured on a saddle ring carbine serial #107801 on p. 87 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson and is attributed to either Conrad or John Ulrich. Trigger is the unusual pointed style with the oval tip. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is stamped with the assembly number “23 ER” with two “X”‘s. Number “23” also appears in the top tang channel of the buttstock & again inside the toe of the buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright orig blue with a light coating of old dried oil. There are a few small nicks about mid-point on the top flat. Receiver retains traces of orig silver plating with strong plating under the wood. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with one heavier scratch on the right side of the buttstock with a series of shallow gouges near the toe. Checkering on stock & forearm have a few small bruises with a couple small gouges on the forestock & overall retains 95-96% strong bright orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57133 JR707 (40,000-70,000)

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4227

SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 38056. Fabulous ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight with 900-yard Henry ladder rear sight & an early style tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. It is mounted with very highly figured 3X center crotch cut flame grain walnut, uncheckered, with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron wiping rod. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are spectacularly engraved by John Ulrich with the left side if the receiver having a very large oval vignette of a dog chasing a leaping stag in a field scene with hills & trees in the background. Surrounded by full coverage spectacular intertwined foliate & floral arabesque patterns with a very fine punch dot background. Front flats have similar but somewhat different Moorish engraved patterns with lots of open space & a fine punch dot background. Right side of the receiver has a very large unused Moorish style presentation panel surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Top of the receiver has a foliate spray just forward of the ejection port & a Moorish pattern with punch dot background behind. Border around the two sides is typical Ulrich. Forend cap has his trademark medallions & flower blossoms on each side. Buttplate tang has a deep incised foliate & geometric pattern. This rifle originally had gold wash over silver plate with most of the gold wash now missing. Large vignette & portions of the left side have strong gold remaining with strong gold on the front sling swivel. There are traces of gold around the lever pivot & beside the trigger & underneath the wood on the tangs. Left side of the top tang under the wood is engraved “J.U.” and has 3 “X’s” and a small “S” on the side of the bottom tang. Last four digits of the serial number are stamped in the top tang channel of the buttstock & appear again inside the toe of the buttplate. Altogether a most spectacular & unusual ’66. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 93-95% strong bright orig blue with fine edge wear & some light nicks & scratches with one small chemical spot on the right flat. Magazine tube retains about 85% orig blue turning slightly plum with a chemical spot on the left side. Forend cap, receiver & buttplate retain about all of their wonderful silver plating with the aforementioned strong gold wash on the left sideplate. Trigger & hammer retain about 90% strong case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks, a long scratch on the right side of the buttstock & a couple of lighter scratches on the forearm and overall retains most of the orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of light pitting. 4-56996 JR708 (60,000-100,000)

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4228

INSCRBIED WINCHESTER 4TH MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 158654. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is engraved with three old English letters that appear to be “TFR”. Mounted with nicely figured uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock, iron forend cap & crescent iron buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & iron wiping rod. Lever is too short to reach the butterfly latch, probably a replacement from an 1873 rifle. CONDITION: As noted, otherwise very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 88-90% strong orig blue with some light flaking turned to patina. Forend cap retains about 80% blue turning plum. Receiver has good edges showing light wear with a fine medium patina and the loading gate retains 65-70% orig niter blue. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and a couple small gouges on the forearm with traces of orig finish under a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. 4-56980 (16,000-19,000)

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4229

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 119490. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front sight & bbl band with 2-position flip rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in the left side and it has straight grain walnut, uncheckered wood with straight stock and steel carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a mottled/silver brown patina with scattered rust pitting. Receiver shows moderate wear with some hammer marks on the right sideplate at the lever screw. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered light to moderate pitting. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55354 JR231 (3,000-5,000)

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4230

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 153859. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front sight & bbl band with 2-position flip rear sight. There is a small “S” stamped behind the rear sight, in front of the receiver. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Wood is uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the iron being a smooth dark brown attic patina. All bbl legends are legible. Receiver shows moderate to heavy wear with rounded edges & light nicks & scratches. Stock has hairlines on each side of the wrist and another at the heel and the forearm has a crack at the tip on each side. Stock has myriad small scratches along with a large gouge & other handling & use marks. Forearm also shows heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Lever is probably from an 1873 as it is too short to reach the lever lock. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55641 JR239 (4,000-7,000)

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4231

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 37619. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with Winchester markings, full magazine, German silver front sight & a replacement 2-leaf rear sight. Wood is straight grain walnut, uncheckered, with straight grip & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Trap contains an orig 4-pc. brass & iron wiping rod. Forend cap & buttstock have what appear to be orig type sling swivels. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a dark heavy patina under a very heavy coating of old dried oil. Receiver edges are rounded with possible two replaced screws and it has numerous light nicks & scratches. Forearm has a crack at the back end and several black oil stains. Buttstock has a couple of cracks back of the top tang and another at the toe and all the wood retains an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55640 JR241 (3,000-5,000)

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4232

VERY EARLY NEW HAVEN VOLCANIC NO. 1 POCKET PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 7. Deluxe engraved in the very rare 1850’s “Bellfloer” style. Rare pistol with 3-1/2″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube & fixed sights. It has 2-pc walnut grips. Frame & backstrap are very beautifully engraved with foliate arabesque patterns with a cross hatch & dot design over the top three flats & feather patterns by the ejection port. Raised side flats also have feather patterns with a flower blossom in the center. Rear edge of the sideplates have a ribbon or belt pattern and there is a scallop & dot pattern on the other three edges. Backstrap has foliate & floral arabesque patterns with a shell pattern around the hammer opening in the frame. Inscribed on the upper right frame is the name, W. T. Harvey. A brief Internet search reveals a gentleman of this same name in the state of Virginia during the period. This is one of only approx. 850 of these little pistols made between 1857-1860 and is certainly deserving of further and in-depth research. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including the grips. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth brown patina with very fine pitting. Frame has good sharp edges & retains a fine medium mustard patina. Hammer & trigger retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors & the lever about 50% bright colors. Grips are sound with a dark oil finish. Mechanics are a little stiff & sometimes difficult to close, but otherwise are fine. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-57451 JR793 (10,000-15,000)

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4233

SMITH & WESSON SMALL FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. SN D18. Cal. 31. 4-1/8” part oct bbl. marked “SMITH & WESSON / NORWICH. CT.” on the top flat of the bbl. “PATENT / FEB. 14. 1854” on the left flat and “CAST-STEEL” on the right flat. The frame has the typical large scroll engraving with no background. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light to moderate pitting overall. Grips have some light chips missing at the escutcheon but retain about half of the varnish. A general letter from Smith & Wesson accompanies the pistol. Action is good. 4-57159 FS30 (4,000-5,000)

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4234

SPECTACULAR MINIATURE IRON FRAME HENRY RIFLE. .22 cal. rifled & no serial number. One of only four of these tiny rifles built by Michael J. Barrett of Forest Lake, MN. It is built precisely to 1/2 scale with a 12-1/2″ oct bbl, integral magazine, brass blade front sight, brass follower & carrier with a Henry style ladder rear sight in the bbl dovetail and, like the orig, a second dovetail toward the rear of the receiver. Lever is made without latch. Integral magazine tube & bbl were made from a sgl pc of bar stock, which when finished left a large opening on the bottom – too large for the followers. Mr. Barrett created a rolling wheel to form the lips of the tube to the correct opening. All of the miniature makers make the tube & bbl in two pcs and weld them together. It has a very highly figured tiger-striped rosewood stock with iron crescent buttplate with trap. Lower tang is stamped with Mr. Barrett’s initials. Bbl is rifled .22 cal and has firing pin but too short so not a functional firearm, otherwise the mechanics function exactly like the orig. Rear sight is purposely made cracked in the center to provide side spring. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal is bright showing a few minor handling marks. Wood is sound & retains a fine oil finish. A truly rare & very decorative item that would complement anyone’s Henry collection. 4-55132 JR357 (5,000-7,500)

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4235

*COLT 2ND GENERATION 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER USED BY TOM SELLECK IN THE MOVIE “LAST STAND AT SABER RIVER”. Cal. 44 CF. SN 222258. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, brass insert dovetail front sight & fixed rear sight attached to the conversion ring. It has 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with the fourth screw extended for the stock lug. It has brass trigger guard & iron back strap with coarse checkered, incised line, 1-pc ivory grip. Back strap, cylinder & bbl lug are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Back strap is engraved “CABLE” with light flourishes on each end.

Accompanied by a signed & notarized letter from Mr. Selleck certifying the authenticity of this revolver. He states that this exact revolver was the one actually used early in the movie when his movie wife, played by Suzy Amis, presented it to him upon his return home after the Civil War. Mr. Selleck portrayed the character, Paul Cable; a returning Confederate veteran whose family had thought him killed in action. His wife was portrayed as the daughter of a gunsmith and had learned the engraving trade and applied it to one of the “new” conversion revolvers as a gift to her husband. Mr. Selleck states that he actually had three of these revolvers made for the movie. This one to be in new condition early in the movie for the presentation, another showing some wear after he had carried it for some time & the third as a spare. Mr. Selleck has kept the “used” model and the back-up new revolver was donated to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Museum where it is currently on display. We have the “new” one here as presented to “Cable” that was used in the movie and is the revolver presented to Cable by his wife upon his return from the war. Also accompanying is an unopened VHS tape of this movie, which cover depicts Mr. Selleck holding this actual revolver. Also accompanying is an 8×10 color photograph of Mr. Selleck in his character as Paul Cable holding a Henry rifle and wearing this actual revolver. Also accompanied by the book, Metallic Cartridge Conversions, The History of The Guns and Modern Reproductions, Adler. Mr. Selleck wrote the 2-page introduction and there is a full color photograph of him from his movie, Crossfire Trail. Mr. Adler is pictured on p. 11 wearing one of the three revolvers Tom had made for Last Stand at Saber River. Page 157 & 163 of this book tell the story of the making of these three revolvers by well-known gunsmith & reproduction artist, Kenny Howell. Mr. Howell not only made all three revolvers, he also made & hand carved the ivory grips. One of the revolvers is also pictured on p. 163.

CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its beautiful custom finish with some very slight holster scuffing on the left side of the muzzle & a small spot on the left side of the bbl. Frame, hammer & conversion ring case colors are strong but slightly dark. Back strap has a slight purple overtone. Grips are outstanding with a light mellow patina and fit perfectly. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-55124 JR483 (15,000-25,000)

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4236

*TOM SELLECK’S HENRY RIFLE AFTER THE ONE HE USED IN LAST STAND AT SABER RIVER. Cal. 44-40. SN 02107. Uberti Henry with 24-1/4” bbl with integral full magazine, German silver front sight, Henry ladder rear sight and sling loops on the bbl and left side of the stock. It is mounted with highly figured walnut with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Receiver is wonderfully engraved in Nimschke patterns with open panels on each side with about 80% coverage on both sides with three flourishes on the top flat & fully engraved upper tang with Nimschke style figure-8 around the timing screws on the bottom. Buttplate tang is engraved to match & the lower tang is engraved “CABLE”. This represents the name of the character, Paul Cable, Mr. Selleck portrayed in this movie. He carried a Henry rifle throughout the movie and used it to defend his family. Mr. Selleck states in an accompanying notarized letter that the rifle he used in the movie was a rental from Stembridge Gun Rentals. Mr. Selleck had this rifle made to precisely match the one he carried in the movie. He states that the main reason he had his own Henry made was because this movie, Last Stand at Saber River was so successful that there was talk of a sequel so, he had this one made. Also accompanied by a DVD of the movie showing Mr. Selleck in the Paul Cable character on the cover holding the Henry rifle and wearing a Colt conversion revolver also being sold in this auction. In addition there is an 8×10 color photograph identical to the cover of the DVD case. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Bbl blue is clean & bright and the receiver has a fine medium patina. Lever & hammer retain bright case colors. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-55122 JR689 (8,000-12,000)

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4237

*TOM SELLECK’S PERSONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 HUNTING RIFLE. Cal. 25-35. SN 323674. Spectacular engraved & re-built deluxe takedown 1894 that Mr. Selleck had built for him to use as a hunting rifle. He subsequently decided that it was not a caliber of sufficient energy for most North American game and has decided to sell it. This special rifle has a 24″ oct to rnd bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A folding rear sight and a Lyman Model 21 receiver sight. It has half magazine & spectacular center crotch cut, flame grain American walnut wood with “H” style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock, 14″ over a crescent buttplate. Receiver, forend cap, takedown ring, lever, hammer & buttplate are all beautifully case colored in typical Winchester colors. These pieces are also very nicely engraved by Angelo Bee with Mr. Selleck’s initials “T.W.S.” in gold on the left side. Left side of the receiver has two large flourishes of very fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background & a beautiful Ulrich style scalloped border. Right side has a large vignette of a standing, Big Horn sheep in a Mountain scene with a couple of arabesque flourishes and a matching border. All the other pieces have light arabesque patterns with incised line borders. Even the hammer & Lyman receiver sight have matching engraved patterns. Stock & forend cap have Winchester-style sling eyes.

Accompanied by a signed & notarized letter from Mr. Selleck stating that he had this rifle created with Doug Turnbull doing most of the work including a new bbl & new wood. Mr. Selleck stated that prior to sending the gun to Angelo Bee for engraving he, personally, did all of the polishing on the receiver. During the engraving process Mr. Bee rounded off one of the edges and the receiver had to be repolished by Mr. Selleck to bring back the sharp edges. He states that he has many, many hours invested in this project. Also accompanied by an 8×10 color photograph of Mr. Selleck in his role as Paul Cable in the movie, Last Stand at Saber River.

CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears unfired since being rebuilt. Retains virtually all of its spectacular custom finish to both metal & wood. There are two small creases in the varnish and a small bruise on the forearm. Blue is typical Winchester & the case colors are also typically Winchester and are vivid & bright. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-55126 JR497 (8,000-12,000)

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4238

*WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN RIFLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF TOM SELLECK. Cal. 30-06. SN 418089. Mr. Selleck has decided to thin down his collection by selling off some surplus and duplicate items. This rifle is surplus to his collection and has a 24″ tapered rnd bbl with pedestal front sight and orig flat top rear sight. It has very nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut wood with black insert Schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied by an 8×10 color photograph of Mr. Selleck in his character of Paul Cable from the movie, Last Stand at Saber River. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired, but very little. Bbl retains 98-99% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 88-90% strong bright orig blue with a spot of flaking on the left side and fine flaking on the right side with a series of small chemical spots down the right side. Magazine box & lever retain about 95% strong, bright, orig blue while the buttplate is flaked to a light patina. Wood is sound with usual light handling & storage marks with a small bruise on the forearm and retains most of its strong bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-55123 JR45 (5,500-7,500)

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4239

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN RIFLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF TOM SELLECK. Cal. 32 Spcl. SN 285900. Mr. Selleck has decided to thin down his collection by selling off some surplus and duplicate items. This rifle is surplus to his collection and has a 26″ oct bbl, half magazine, half-nickel front sight with screw and the orig smokeless rear sight. It has nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied by an 8×10 color photograph of Mr. Selleck in his character of Paul Cable from the movie, Last Stand at Saber River. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 92-94% strong orig blue with edge wear and light muzzle wear. There are a couple of small dings on the left upper flat. Receiver retains 75-80% strong orig blue, primarily on the sides, with the balance silver/brown patina. Takedown ring retains about 50% orig blue. Wood is sound with usual handling nicks, dings & scratches, a couple of small gouges & scratches, along with a light bruise on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-55125 JR44 (1,750-2,750)

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4240

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MARLIN MODEL 1893 ONE OF A KIND ENGRAVED SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN RIFLE 3-BBL SET. Cal. 25-36, 32-40, 38-55. SN 200129. Extraordinarily rare rifle with three 18″ oct to rnd takedown bbls, all three with ivory bead hunting front sights & semi-buckhorn rear sights. It is mounted with exceptional, shell grain, center crotch cut American walnut wood, carved & checkered in 5 (3) pattern which consists of full checkered forearms with scalloped front edges, an oval on each side in the center and an arrowhead shaped carving at the rear filled with about 32 line per inch checkering. Wrist is identically engraved with an extra flourish toward the top & it has a serpentine shaped grip cap with crescent buttplate.

Receiver is spectacularly engraved in 5 (3) pattern, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with a very large vignette of a standing bull moose & reclining cow moose in a woodland scene, surrounded by Ulrich’s typical ribbon framework with oak leaf & acorn patterns front & back. Right side continues the oak leaf & acorn patterns on the bolt & the receiver with a smaller version of his ribbon framework with a rnd vignette engraved “WYO”. Sides of the lever, sides of the hammer, take down rings, forend caps & buttplate tang are all engraved with varying patterns & borders in Ulrich’s inimitable style. Top flat of each of the bbls are also engraved in small version “WYO”. Marlin roll mark is appropriately on the rnd section of the bbls forward of the forearms. This is the only known engraved 3-bbl set ever made by Marlin & was the most expensive engraved Marlin rifle ever made without gold. Its cost in 1900 was $196.00 and Marlin’s most expensive gun was just $14.00 more at $210.00.

CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbls all retain 97-98% strong bright orig blue with a couple of thin spots on the two larger calibers. Receiver retains about 95% glossy bright blue, slightly thinned over the top front of the receiver. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on the sides of the lever, turning silver elsewhere. Hammer colors are somewhat faded while the buttplate retains mostly brilliant colors. Stock has a couple of grain checks on each side, otherwise the wood is sound & retains most of its wonderful oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57439 JR712 (100,000-150,000)

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4241

PROTOTYPE OF THE VERY FIRST SIDE EJECT LEVER ACTION MARLIN EVER BUILT. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). NSN. Rare, one of a kind, the only one built, this is THE FIRST side ejection lever action Marlin ever built and the only one built. It is based on the L.L. Hepburn Patent 298377 which is one of the patents for the 1888 model but with the side eject system. It has a 27-5/8″ oct bbl, full magazine with half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Only markings on the entire rifle are “L.L. HEPBURN” on the top flat just in front of the rear sight. It is mounted with extremely beautiful uncheckered streaky walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent buttplate. Receiver is short & blocky with a scalloped top and flat side bolt with a square loading port. It has a straight lever like the 1888 and a short spur & curved hammer. Bottom of the stock has a rectangular brass plate bearing the number “206”, apparently an old museum tag. This rifle is pictured in the open position on p. 168 of the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy. A rare & wonderful opportunity to own a piece of history. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of a fine orig brown finish with some slight muzzle wear and sharp edge wear. There is a small chemical spot on the left side of the bbl. Receiver & top tang retain most of their glossy bright orig blue with a few minor scratches. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, faded on the outer edges. Buttplate retains virtually all its brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks & some dulling on the left side of the forearm, otherwise retains about all of its bright orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-57441 (45,000-65,000)

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4242

ULTRA RARE PROTOTYPE FOR THE MARLIN MODEL 1888 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). NSN. Wonderful light weight rifle with 28″ oct bbl, front sight missing the Rocky Mountain blade, with a semi-buckhorn rear sight. Only mark on the entire rifle is “L.L. HEPBURN” on the top flat between the rear sight & receiver. It is mounted with uncheckered very highly figured streaky French walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent steel buttplate. Receiver, lever & hammer are case colored with a concave top ejecting bolt. This exact rifle is pictured on pp. 163 & 164 of Marlin Firearms, Brophy wherein it is stated that this is the prototype rifle. Brophy also states that there were only 4,814 of this model produced in 1888 making it one of the shortest production Marlin rifles in history. This is the smoothest & most easily operated lever action rifle this cataloguer has ever had the pleasure to handle & examine. CONDITION: This wonderful & rare rifle remains in extremely fine condition with the bbl retaining 96-97% strong bright orig blue. Magazine tube retains about the same amount of bright orig blue. Receiver, lever & hammer retain most of their orig bright case colors beginning to fade to silver around the front edge of the receiver & outside edges of the lever. Buttplate retains 40-50% faded case colors with the bottom half turning silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & handling marks with a small gouge & a couple of bruises on the comb & retains most of its bright orig piano finish varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57440 (45,000-65,000)

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4243

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 43954. Wonderful little rifle with 24″ oct bbl, ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight that has been filed flat on top, missing the elevator. It has a Lyman tang sight & half magazine. It is mounted with extremely beautiful, about 4X, center crotch cut sunburst American walnut with matching grained forearm, “B” pattern checkered with serpentine pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 92-93% strong orig blue, slightly dull & thin near the receiver. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, bright & strong in the sheltered areas, stronger on the left side. Lever retains about 50% case colors, strong on the left side. Hammer retains about 80% case colors, strong & bright on the left side & rear edge. Wood is sound with very minor nicks & scratches & retains most of its brilliant orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a small spot or two of very light pitting. 4-57125 JR657 (4,000-7,000)

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4244

SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 1881 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN 28261. Scarce early Marlin with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & early style semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with “A” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Grip is somewhat exaggerated with relieved areas on both sides to accentuate the grip itself and it has a serpentine shaped cap. CONDITION: About fine. Overall the metal retains traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas being mostly a silver/gray/brown patina with some scattered spots of pitting, heavier on the forward end of the magazine tube. Couple of the screws are slightly battered. Wood is sound with usual handling marks, nicks & scratches, with a couple of bruises on the forearm and retains 85-90% orig varnish showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of light pitting. 4-56456 JR500 (3,250-4,250)

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4245

MARLIN MODEL 1893 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 220306. Fine special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a very rare Marbles tang sight. It has case colored receiver with very highly figured burl American walnut with “D” checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap and a Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate that may be an old replacement. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains about 20% good case colors with the balance turned silver and flaked to a medium patina with some fine pitting. Lever & hammer retain about 30% case colors. Wood is sound with a slightly altered toe on the stock and overall retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Marbles tang sight will not hold in the down position. 4-56453 JR524 (2,750-3,750)

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4246

*MARLIN SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 441014. Rare deluxe rifle with the very rare 32″ full oct bbl, full magazine, tall silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight & standard semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman tang sight. It is mounted with very highly figured shell grain American walnut wood with “A” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap & semi-crescent buttplate. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue turning plum with the balance a mottled blue/brown patina with fine scattered surface pitting. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver with some very fine pitting on the left side. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with the forearm retaining traces of an old restored finish & the buttstock a cleaned dark finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-56455 JR322 (3,250-4,250)

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4247

MARLIN MODEL 1893 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 35-55. SN 109823. Fine Marlin with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with a Marble’s slot blank in the rear seat and a Lyman tang sight. It has very nicely figured American walnut wood with “A” style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% blue/brown patina with scattered spots of light surface discoloration & pitting. Magazine tube retains about 85% dull orig blue with some light surface rust. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance mottled silver patina and silvered case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks showing heavy wear on the forearm, moderate wear on the stock, and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-56454 JR523 (2,750-3,750)

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4248

MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40. SN 1570. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered forearm & straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 60-70% blue turning plum with a small ding by the sight. Magazine tube is a silver/brown patina. Receiver retains 85-90% strong orig blue with some wear & flaking on the right side & bottom under a coating of old dried oil. There is a small pattern of light pitting on the left side. Lever & hammer retain traces of orig case colors. Stock has a hairline on the right side of the wrist and a couple of grain checks by the buttplate, otherwise the wood is sound with the forearm retaining traces of orig varnish and the buttstock about 60% orig varnish with a fine patina overall. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection. 4-55346 JR199 (3,000-5,000)

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4249

MARLIN MODEL 1895 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 138231. Standard grade rifle with special order 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has the post-1896 “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL” marking on the left top flat. Usual markings on the receiver & top tang. Wood is nicely figured straight grain American walnut with uncheckered straight stock & crescent buttplate. Entire rifle, including the wood is covered with a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue, thinning in the muzzle area with some dark discoloration and a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Magazine tube retains about 50% orig blue with the balance a plum patina. Receiver retains about 50% silvered casehardening turning gray with traces of case colors on the lever, stronger on the hammer. Wood is sound with usual nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish turned to patina. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55718 JR281 (2,500-3,500)

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4250

*MARLIN MODEL 1893 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN D5373. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight & carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of the receiver has holes for a saddle ring staple. Wood is straight grain American walnut with carbine forearm & straight stock with carbine buttplate. Entire carbine has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% strong orig blue turning plum in some areas with spots of brown showing through. Receiver retains 60-70% thin faded case colors. Lever retains 30-40% thin case colors & the hammer about 85% strong colors. Wood is sound showing heavy wear, dark & oil stained near the receiver & on the comb with some battering on the forearm with a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore in need of a good cleaning. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55717 JR282 (800-1,200)

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4251

WHITNEY KENNEDY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 4071. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 30% thin orig blue, mostly in the sheltered areas with the balance a medium patina. Bbl address & caliber markings are clear. Front sight has been slightly altered with a notch cut in the rear edge. Receiver retains 30-35% orig blue with the balance a medium silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches with the forearm retaining 50-60% orig varnish & the buttstock 75-80%. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Hammer spring is a little weak. 4-57065 JR665 (4,000-7,500)

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4252

WHITNEY KENNEDY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN S718. Large frame rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is nicely figured uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with the metal being a medium gray patina with fine to moderate pitting overall. Bbl markings are all legible. Tang markings are partially legible. Stock has a hairline by the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves with moderate pitting. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55401 JR21 (1,500-2,000)

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4253

WHITNEY KENNEDY LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 44-40. SN P62. Small frame version with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square barleycorn front sight and a replacement, Winchester style, carbine ladder rear sight mounted backwards in the rear seat. It has a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver and there is an illegible inscription on the left side. Wood appears to be replacement and there is the number “151” stamped on the top tang behind the hammer. CONDITION: Fair to good. Wood as noted. Metal has been cleaned & artificially aged with wrench marks on the bbl and fine pitting on the receiver and heavy pitting on the magazine tube. Wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine; strong bore with good shine, dark in the grooves. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55379 JR41 (1,250-2,250)

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4254

RARE MARLIN MODEL 1897 ENGRAVED DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 219526. Wonderful little deluxe rifle with 28″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight, Lyman 6A rear sight and a Lyman tang sight. It has half magazine, with deluxe flame grain center crotch cut walnut wood with deluxe checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Buttstock has a slight perch belly. Receiver is beautifully engraved in Conrad Ulrich style consisting of a large vignette of stag & hind on the left side and a stag on the right side all surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving extends about 2-1/2″ over the top three flats of the bbl. It has fine border patterns over the top of the receiver. Bbl & left side of the forearm are mounted with an early style scope base and an extra dovetail just forward of the forearm. Lever, hammer, buttplate & forend cap are nickel-plated. CONDITION: As noted, very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Stock has a hairline in the left wrist & a couple of grain checks on the right side, otherwise the wood is sound & retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55348 JR201 (3,000-5,000)

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4255

*MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN A2373. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is nicely figured slab sawed American walnut, uncheckered, with straight grip & Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% orig blue toning to brown. With a few spots of scattered light rust on the magazine tube. Receiver retains 80-85% orig case colors, generally faded but strong & bright in the sheltered areas, more so on the right side. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & dings and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55719 JR283 (800-1,200)

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4256

*MARLIN MODEL 336 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. SN F52342. Deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ramp front sight with hood and replacement sheet metal rear sight and 2/3 magazine. Receiver has drilled & tapped holes for receiver sight and there are after market sling swivel studs. Wood is nicely figured, checkered, American walnut with semi-beavertail forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains a cleaned & artificially aged gray/brown patina. Wood is sound & retains most of an old refinish showing moderate wear. Buttplate has an edge crack. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55362 JR226 (250-400)

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4257

MARLIN BALLARD #7 LONG RANGE SGL SHOT TARGET/SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 40-63. SN 8368. Beautiful target rifle that appears to be a #7 with 30″ oct to rnd medium weight bbl, with windage adjustable globe front sight, missing the yoke & insert. There is no provision for a rear sight and it is mounted with a mid-range vernier tang sight and a second base at the heel of the stock similar to Creedmoor style. Receiver is wonderfully engraved with vignettes of a running buck on the left side and a buffalo on the right side, all surrounded by large, extremely well executed, foliate arabesque patterns. Sides of the receiver, bottom front edge and around the top three flats all have unusual heart & dot border patterns. Top three flats also have light arabesque patterns. It is also fitted with a checkered trigger & small loop finger lever. Wood is very highly figured streaky marble cake French walnut with a carved horn tipped checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip buttstock with a checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Entire rifle, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong orig blue with only very minor edge wear. Receiver retains 30-40% faded case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with the forend horn tip missing a small splinter from the left side, otherwise all the wood has light handling & use marks and retains most of its strong orig finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55716 JR280 (10,000-15,000)

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4258

RARE DLX WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SGL SHOT TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 46225. Very rare high wall with 30″ oct to rnd #3 weight bbl with windage adjustable globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & rare windage adjustable mid-range Vernier tang sight. Wood is very highly figured, 3-4X American walnut with black insert semi-Schnable tipped “H” style checkered forearm & black insert pistol grip stock with heavy cheek piece & brass Swiss buttplate, 14-1/8″ LOP. It has sgl-set trigger. The entire rifle has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, slightly faded on the bottom, brilliant elsewhere. Wood is sound with a series of small dings on the buttstock, otherwise retains most of its orig varnish with some slight staining around the wrist. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55653 JR247 (8,000-15,000)

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4259

MAYNARD IMPROVED HUNTING OR TARGET RIFLE #9. Cal. 40-40 Maynard. SN 11938. It appears to be a #9 or may be a #10 with replaced buttstock. It has 28″ medium weight oct to rnd bbl with gold washed Beech’s front sight, 2-position flip rear sight and an elevating tang sight. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with checkered Schnable tipped tiny forearm and straight stock with nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Bbl is mounted with Malcolm type Vernier adjustable target blocks containing a 3/4″ tube target scope, 22″ overall, with a 1-3/4″ objective. It appears to be about 4 power. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95-96% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains about 95% fading case colors, strong on the sides. Forearm is nicely figured with a chip in the tip and has a nice hand polished patina. Buttstock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Buttplate retains about 85% orig nickel. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore, sharp optics. 4-55118 JR43 (2,000-3,500)

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4260

RARE WINCHESTER DELUXE LOW WALL RIFLE. Cal. 25 WCF (25-20). SN 57373. Beautiful little dlx rifle with 28″ oct to rnd #1 bbl with ivory bead hunting front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, missing the elevator & a mid-range Vernier tang sight. Wood is spectacular 3-4x flame grain center crotch cut American walnut with black insert semi-Schnable tip checkered forearm & sculpted black insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with scattered spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains about 75% fading case colors, strong in the sheltered areas. Lever retains traces of case colors and the hammer about 95% colors. Buttstock has a couple of light grain checks, otherwise the wood is sound & retains most of its bright orig finish. Entire rifle, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, worn in front of the chamber. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55655 JR253 (5,000-8,000)

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4261

*SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER LOW WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 104703. Fine little rifle with 26″ #1 weight rnd bbl, Lyman front sight with ivory bead & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has very beautiful highly figured flame grain American walnut wood with checkered black insert schnable tipped forearm & pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with only light muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains about 60% orig blue, mostly on the sides, with the top tang & lever a blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with minor light nicks & scratches, checkering has been freshened & retains most of its orig varnish with some light chips & dark oil staining around the receiver. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-56488 JR695 (2,000-3,000)

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4262

EARLY WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SGL SHOT SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 1162. Standard grade rifle with 30″ #3 weight oct bbl with altered Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a most unusual peep sight added just in front of the receiver by means of a screw on each top side flat. Left front edge of the receiver has a 3/16″ half circle with a corresponding groove on the bottom flat of the bbl. One might speculate this was possibly an early experiment for some sort of takedown retaining pin. It is fitted with sgl-set trigger & the bbl is not marked with the size number in front of the forearm. Serial number does appear on the bottom flat underneath the main spring. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with black insert semi-Schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. This rifle will letter as it is except it is listed with a plain trigger. No mention is made of the notch in the edge of the receiver or the groove on the bottom of the bbl. It was shipped 4/15/1886. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with minor small nicks in the stock and a small chip on the top rear edge of the receiver. Right edge of the forearm is missing a small chip. Case colors on the receiver appear to be brilliant under a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax, which is all over the entire surface of the rifle. Set trigger does not appear to be functioning, otherwise mechanics are fine, and brilliant shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55652 JR249 (5,000-7,000)

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4263

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38-56. SN 64276. Standard grade rifle with 30″ #3 weight oct bbl, half-nickel front sight with screw, slot blank in the rear seat and a modified short base mid-range tang sight with a hole drilled in the top tang to accommodate the short base. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with black insert Schnable tip forearm and straight stock with musket style buttplate. There is a non-factory swivel base in the buttstock. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the metal being a medium gray/brown patina with spots of darker discoloration. Wood is sound with light dings & bruises and has a fine hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55414 JR33 (1,250-2,250)

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4264

*WINCHESTER LOW WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN 94170. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″, #1 weight, oct to rnd bbl that appears to be orig length. It has a Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Wood is very nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered, with black insert semi-Schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Entire rifle, including the wood, has a moderate to heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain about 98% strong bright orig blue with minor nicks & scratches. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a couple of bruises on the forearm. Overall retains about all of its orig factory varnish. Lever, breechblock & hammer retain most of their orig case colors. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55656 JR255 (2,000-3,000)

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4265

*WINCHESTER LOW WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 22 WCF. SN 115609. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ #1 weight rnd bbl with standard front sight & Lyman tang sight. There is a slot blank in the rear seat & a drilled & tapped hole on either side of the rear seat, apparently for a scope mount. Wood is straight grain American walnut with black insert semi-Schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. Forearm & buttstock have early sling eyes. Entire rifle, including the wood, has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: As noted, fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright orig blue with one or two small spots of surface rust. Receiver retains 75-80% orig blue turning plum. Breechblock retains about 90% fading case colors. Stock has a hairline in the left wrist & two more back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Hammer does not cock on closing; otherwise mechanics are fine with a strong bright bore with light wear in front of the chamber. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55657 JR256 (600-1,000)

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4266

WINCHESTER LOW WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32 Long RF. SN 46114. Standard grade rifle with #1 oct bbl cut to 18-1/8″ (probably to be used as a trapper’s rifle) with Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight with replacement elevator. It has straight grain American walnut wood with black insert semi-Schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. Entire rifle including wood has a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl, as noted, retains 97-98% bright orig blue. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Lever retains about 90% strong bright case colors and the hammer about 95%. Buttplate retains 50-60% fading case colors. Rear tang screw is a replacement. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55654 JR254 (1,000-1,500)

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4267

CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SGL SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 44-40. NSN. Beautiful custom rifle with 28″ about a #2 weight R.F. Sedgley bbl with ivory bead pedestal front sight & Sedgley custom 1/4 rib mounted with rings containing a Weaver K3 scope. It has extremely beautiful highly figured & colorful burl center crotch cut flame grain claro walnut stock & forearm with checkered schnable tip forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-1/2″ over a checkered steel Niedner buttplate. It has cheek piece for a left handed shooter. It has a Marbles spring loaded tang sight & a custom long lever. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by Emma Achlitner well-known engraver from Gun Digest, etc. Receiver, top & bottom tangs are coin finished with a very detailed Western scene with two raised gold buffalo & a cow skull with foliate & floral patterns surrounded by a border gold wire inlay. There is more gold wire around the back edge of the receiver & over the top. Right side of the receiver has an equally detailed scene of a spectacular raised Indian with full headdress on a horse with more foliate & floral decorations. Lower front of the right side has Ms. Achlitner’s cryptic signature. Bottom tang, front & back edges of the receiver & the entire top are beautifully engraved with foliate & floral patterns with shaded background. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-56486 JR696 (3,000-5,000)

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4268

*MARTIALLY MARKED WINCHESTER LOW WALL WINDER MUSKET. Cal. 22 Short. SN 131351. Standard Winder musket with 28″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and has a Lyman receiver sight. Receiver is stamped “US” over a flaming bomb behind the hammer. It has straight grain American walnut wood with long forearm and sgl bbl band with grasping grooves and a straight stock with musket buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue, thin near the muzzle and thinning between the receiver & bbl band. Receiver retains 65-70% strong orig blue, flaked on the top tang & right side. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains a dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light pitting just in front of the chamber. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55695 JR292 (750-1,250)

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4269

REMINGTON HEPBURN SGL SHOT RIFLE. SN 8760. Cal. 32.40 B. 30” oct bbl. Standard Remington markings on top of the bbl, and Hepburn markings on the left side of the receiver. This was a popular target shooting caliber in the late 19th C. CONDITION: 80% bright casehardening colors on the sides of the action. 50% on the lever, top and bottom. 50% blue on the bbl with some wear along the edges and signs of cleaning near the breech. Wood is fine except for one large bruise below the sight on the right side of the forearm. 4-56471 FS203 (2,500-3,500)

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4270

REMINGTON HEPBURN SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 38 1-3/4″. SN 6029. Usual configuration with 28-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, replacement sights, with very nicely figured American walnut wood, uncheckered forearm with metal tip & checkered rnd knob stock with smooth steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 30% thin orig blue with the balance a smooth blue/brown patina with a couple of spots of light surface rust. Receiver retains 60-70% silvered casehardening with the balance a gray metal color. Top tang is missing the tang sight plug screws & has brilliant case colors where the sight used to be. Wood is sound & retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with moderate pitting just in front of the chamber. Roger & Gerald Wilde Collection 4-55359 JR228 (1,500-2,500)

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4271

SEDGLEY CUSTOM WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 22 LR. SN DALLAS. Beautiful custom rifle with 28″ heavy rnd bbl, Lyman 17A globe front sight in the front dovetail and with a wonderful Sedgley 9-1/2″ long matted rib for target scope at the rear end. Left side of the bbl has the Sedgley name & address and the caliber. Standard high wall receiver is very nicely engraved with about 70% coverage light foliate arabesque patterns. Top tang is mounted with a Lyman locking windage tang sight and it has a sgl set trigger. Wood is very nicely grained American walnut with long checkered rounded forearm and deep capped pistol grip stock, 13-5/8″ over a checkered Winchester steel buttplate. Lever has been modified to Martini style to accommodate the pistol grip. Stock & forearm have sling swivel studs for Winchester deluxe swivels. Accompanied by an orig 16-page Sedgley catalogue with information regarding these rifles. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks showing very light wear. Receiver is possibly an old refinish or was engraved before being modified at Sedgley as the engraving is somewhat thinned. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Catalogue shows moderate wear with some slight soil and a fold with slightly loose staples. 4-54428 JR757 (1,750-2,750)

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4272

SPECTACULAR CASED ALEXANDER HENRY BEST QUALITY SGL SHOT HUNTING RIFLE. Cal. 450 3-1/4″. SN 3308. Fabulous falling block hunting rifle with 28-1/8″ rnd bbl with pedestal mounted front sight & 2-leaf platinum line express rear sight with Metford rifling. It has the maker’s name and patent number on top of the bbl with another patent number on the top flat of the receiver. It has a left mounted, contoured, back action lock with hammer and stalking safety. It is mounted in extremely beautiful, burl, streaky Circassian walnut with Henry’s trademark checkered forearm with scalloped tip and pistol grip stock, 14″ over a checkered steel buttplate. It has serpentine shaped lever that forms around the trigger guard. Receiver, lockplate, top tang, lever & lower tang are beautifully engraved with extraordinarily fine foliate arabesque patterns and have the maker’s name in a ribbon on the lockplate. Grip cap is sculpted horn. Accompanied by its orig, green felt-lined, leather, trunk case-compartmented for the rifle, a full set of loading tools, a 3-section ebony cleaning rod, two turn screws, a spanner wrench, small wooden parts box containing two spare firing pins & a spring, a ten pocket leather cartridge pouch containing four live rnds and a box of Kynoch cartridges containing four live rnds. Also included is a glass, Woodward & Sons, nickel top, oil bottle with green label & an orig, Henry, rnd-bodied bullet mold with sprue cutter. Maker’s label is inside the lid. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.1 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong bright orig blue. Receiver & lockplate retain most of their orig subtle case colors turning dark. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches showing moderate wear on the checkering & retains most of its fine hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-55316 JR602 (8,000-12,000)

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4273

EARLY BALLARD RIFLE COMPLETE BBLD ACTION. Cal. 44 RF. SN 13080. Standard early rifle with 30-3/8″ oct bbl, fixed sights with homemade brass rear sight, missing the buttstock. Receiver has the early manual extractor and its markings are virtually worn away. Forearm is possibly homemade. CONDITION: Fair. Mottled brown patina with light surface rust & pitting. Action is very stiff but functional. Strong bore with scattered heavy pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55721 JR288 (300-500)

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4274

LOT OF SEVEN CLEANING RODS. Two metal; five wood. One wood and one metal missing the tips. Both handles on metal rods are broken or replaced. Otherwise good condition. 4-56794 FS24 (200-250)

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4275

RARE MODEL 1890 SGL “W” WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD. Most desirable & hard to find of the Winchester cartridge boards, this one has its orig oak frame which is 51″ long x 38″ high, outside dimensions, with a gold painted gesso inner frame. It still has the orig backing paper with the orig label. Cartridges are arranged in the form of a large sgl “W” on a walnut colored background with large red “WINCHESTER” at the top & other red & white lettering at the top & bottom. Between each side of the “W” are large rnd vignettes of two Northwood’s hunters shooting a Winchester rifle on the left & the famous Remington style painting of a cowboy leaning over his dead horse shooting a ’73 rifle. Very center has the vignette of a dead mallard & canvas back ducks. Board contains 101 centerfire cartridges which includes the extremely rare orig 70-150. It also includes 41 rimfire & blank cartridges, 10 lead bullets, 7 paper shot shells, 5 brass shot shells & 6 glass top primer & cap boxes. CONDITION: Very fine. Board is completely orig with all of its orig cartridges, one or two of which may have been rewired. All the lettering is crisp & sharp but slightly faded as are the art vignettes. One of the rifle cartridges has a small dent & one of the paper shot shells is slightly scuffed. All the paper patches are dark. Cartridges are a little oxidized but all completely fine & 100% orig. Altogether a very rare & desirable board. 4-57043 JR716 (20,000-35,000)

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4276

WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 DBL “W” . Wonderful classic cartridge board in its orig oak frame with gold gesso inner frame 57-3/4″ wide x 40″ high, outside dimensions. This board contains a grand total of approx. 225 cartridges, bullets and primer & cap tins. All mounted on a dark green background with the famous center vignette of two hunters, one sitting on a log with two rifles propped nearby and a dead bear in the foreground. Left side between the legs of the “W” has a flying mallard with his beak partially obscured by a cartridge. Right side has a bull moose head. Top center has a large red “WINCHESTER” with other red & white lettering over the surface. Bottom right hand corner is marked “FORBES CO. BOSTON”. This is undoubtedly the most famous & desireable of all the Winchester cartridge boards. Back has the orig brown backing paper covering the tie wires & has the usual sticker in the middle that says “PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE” and bears the number “286” near the bottom. This may be the lowest numbered dbl “W” board known. According to a report on the 1984 W.A.C.A. calendar, the lowest number known at that time was “451”. CONDITION: About fine. Red lettering is somewhat faded with the center vignette appearing to have been cleaned & therefore moderately faded. Remainder of the board has a smoky residue with a few scattered white paint spots & fly specks. Frame is open at the corners but sound with damage to the top left edge. Gold inner frame has a few light chips but is easily repaired. Cartridges are all orig with some minor damage to three of the paper shot shells & the paper patches are all turned dark with some chipping to the patch paper. Three or four of the cartridges have been rewired but all are original. 4-57042 JR719 (20,000-35,000)

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4277

WINCHESTER 1902 DBL “W” LITHO. In its orig oak frame which measures 57-1/4″ wide x 39-5/8″ high, outside dimensions, with gold gesso inner frame. This great lithograph is one of a few produced in 1902 for distribution to Winchester dealers. It has a grand total of 235 items with a center vignette of two hunters with one sitting on a log & two Winchester rifles propped nearby with a dead bear in the foreground. Left side has a flying mallard & the right side has a moose head. There is a large red “WINCHESTER” at the top with other small red & white lettering all on dark green background printed on Masonite. CONDITION: Extremely fine, one of the finest ever examined by this cataloguer. All the vignettes, lettering & cartridges are crisp & clean with bright sharp colors. Green background has a tiny sport or two here & there and a few small fly specks with a small damage in the lower right corner that does not affect any of the images and could be easily restored at low cost. Frame is exceptionally bright with crisp gold color on the inner frame. There are a few fly specks & some minor spotting on the gold, more towards the right end & top. Absolutely orig & complete. 4-57041 JR718 (7,500-12,500)

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4278

WINCHESTER 1902 DBL “W” CARTRIDGE BOARD LITHO. In its orig oak frame which measures 57-1/4″ wide x 39-7/8″ high, outside dimensions, with gold gesso inner frame. This great lithograph is one of a few produced in 1902 for distribution to Winchester dealers. It has a grand total of 235 items with a center vignette of two hunters with one sitting on a log & two Winchester rifles propped nearby with a dead bear in the foreground. Left side has a flying mallard & the right side has a moose head. There is a large red “WINCHESTER” at the top with other small red & white lettering, all on dark green background printed on Masonite. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Vignettes & red lettering are slightly faded & it has a few scrapes in various places. It appears to be covered with a light smoky residue. Bottom left corner of the frame is slightly opened which has allowed the image to slip in the frame and caused a slight amount of damage along the top edge which will not affect the images once the frame is restored. Oak frame, again, has a light smoky residue with a few nicks & scratches and a scrape along the lower right corner. 4-56851 JR717 (6,000-10,000)

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4279

SPECTACULAR 1880’S UMC CARTRIDGE BOARD. Wonderful early board in its orig shadow box oak frame that is 54-1/2″ long x 41-1/2″ high, outside dimensions. Board has an orig inner frame of silvered gesso with embossed gesso plaque on the top “TRADE U.M.C. MARK” and “THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.” on the bottom. Center of the backing board has a large diamond with large “U.M.C.” surmounting the vignette of three bull elk, two cows, a young bull & a calf, all in a mountain scene. Board contains about 155 centerfire & rimfire cartridges including the rare .58 RF Springfield & a number of very rare centerfire cartridges. It also contains 20 lead bullets, 16 paper shotgun shells & brass shotshell heads along with 9 brass shotshells, including the very rare 4 ga. with two of the smaller bore pcs cut away. It additionally has a display of caps, primers & wads, three copper tube exploding shells & three friction primers & most importantly a 1″ Gatling gun round. CONDITION: Very fine. Backing board vignette & red lettering are slightly sun faded but completely legible with a sharp image. It has orig wavy glass with a small broken corner & there are a few small loose chips of the frame plaster in the bottom. Outside oak frame has some chips on the bottom corners, otherwise retains a wonderful dark patina. Gesso plaques are extremely fine with a few minor cracks. Backing paper is missing. 4-57044 JR714 (20,000-35,000)

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4280

FINE NOBEL’S SHOT SHELL CARTRIDGE BOARD. This beautiful early board is mounted in its orig deep shadow box picture frame, 28-3/4″ high x 19-3/4″ wide, vertical mount, outside dimensions. It contains an arrowhead shaped plaque of green velvet mounted with about 46 paper shot shells & shot shell case heads with one paper lined brass shot shell apparently representing their entire line. Plaque is surmounted with “NOBEL’S / SPORTING CARTRIDGES” and has “GLASGOW & LONDON” at the bottom, all in gold lettering. Frame has an inner narrow frame of silver colored gesso. CONDITION: Paper cartridges are slightly faded but completely intact with bright brass. Lettering is clean & bright and the frame is sound with nicks & scratches & a few small dings on the edges. 4-57009 (4,500-6,500)

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4281

WONDERFUL EARLY ELEY CARTRIDGE BOARD. Housed in its orig early decorative oak frame branded with the maker’s name at the top “SPORTING” on the left side, “MILITARY” on the right side and “CARTRIDGES” at the bottom. Lined with a walnut or mahogany inner frame with a gray backing board. Mounted with about 90 rifle, shotgun & handgun centerfire & rimfire cartridges. It has two glass top tins of percussion caps, two of primer anvils & two of lead shot. It has the Eley crest & logo in the center surrounded by overshot cards with eight displays of felt wads. Bottom 4″ is a light blue band imprinted with silver lettering “C. & H. WESTON / GUN MAKERS / BRIGHTON & HAILSHAM”. Cartridges include several scarce rounds including the coiled 577-450 & what is probably Eley’s complete line of shot shells which include four window shells. CONDITION: Paper shot shells are somewhat faded as is the backing board. Brass & copper cartridges are all bright & clean as are the shot shell heads. Lettering is crisp & clean and the frame has a wonderful aged patina with a minor nick or two. 4-57007 JR736 (4,000-7,000)

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4282

WONDERFUL KYNOCH CARTRIDGE BOARD. Fabulous colorful board in its orig deep shadow box picture frame, 37-1/2″ high x 26-1/8″ wide, outside dimensions, with oak outer frame & gold gesso inner frame with a black sub-frame. It has 9 rifle cartridges, 14 shot shells, 29 hand gun cartridges, including centerfire, pinfire, rimfire shot shells & rimfire blanks. There are also five percussion cap tins & two railway alarm signals. They are all mounted on a very colorful board, primarily red & green with all the maker’s company information & address with their lion trademark, their crest & five vignettes of their factories. It has the orig heavy backing paper with two over labels, one from the framing company of Birminham and the other from the Kynoch Company which states that it is the property of the company and that they would be glad to replace it at any time and further asks that it be “returned when finished”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Cartridges are all bright & clean with some light fading to some of the paper shot shells. Mounting board is bright & colorful with clean crisp colors & sharp images. Altogether a very rare & desirable board. 4-57008 JR722 (4,000-7,000)

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4283

SCARCE ELEY’S RIFLE & HAND GUN CARTRIDGE BOARD. Mounted in its orig deep shadow box picture frame with black & silver faced gesso outer frame & a salmon colored inner frame with yellow backing board mounted with 35 centerfire rifle cartridges, 30 centerfire hand gun cartridges, 15 rimfire cartridges & 5 pinfire cartridges including a number of quite rare examples. Top of the board is printed “ELEY’S SOLID DRAWN / AMMUNITION FOR RIFLES & REVOLVERS”. Center vignette is apparently the company crest. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Cartridges are bright & clean with one or two slightly oxidized. Backing board is a bright orig gold color with crisp clean lettering. Frame has a few small chips in the edges but should be easily repaired. 4-57002 JR721 (3,000-5,000)

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4284

FINE ELEY’S SHOT SHELL CARTRIDGE BOARD. Wonderful cartridge board in its orig deep shadow box frame with black & silver gesso outer frame with salmon colored inner frame & yellow backing board. Mounted with about 64 shot shells ranging from the tiny 360 caliber and includes the 32 gage, 24 gage, 14 gage, 4 & 8 bores. Included in this number are 9 of their paper lined full brass ejector cartridges and two solid brass cartridges. They also have six over shot cards and three sizes of wads. Backing board is surmounted with “ELEY’S SPORTING / AMMUNITION / CENTRAL-FIRE GASTIGHT CARTRIDGE CASES.” CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. A few of the cartridges have lightly faded paper with bright shiny brass. Backing board & lettering are crisp & clean. Outer frame has a few minor chips that should be easily repairable. A hard to find cartridge board. 4-57006 JR723 (3,000-5,000)

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4285

SPECTACULAR EARLY REMINGTON UMC FIELD REP’S TABLE COVER. Painted on canvas, this wonderful banner may be one of a kind from the early part of the 20th century. It measures 57-1/2″ long x about 28″ high with a metal grommet in four corners. Image is most unusual in that it depicts two Indians on horseback shooting at running buffalo with Model 14 or 14-1/2 Remington pump rifles. Top of the banner is attached to an oilcloth or canvas flap about 18″ wide that would have been used by the field rep during a demonstration to drape the table where he would display the company merchandise. Or it could have been used simply as a banner. Framed in a fine beaded oak box with Plexiglas front mounted on an oak bar for easy removal. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Minor water stains on the right end, not affecting the main image. White edges have turned yellow as has the lettering on the bottom. Red lettering & company logos have slightly faded along with the body of the banner. Overall the image remains sharp & clean with vivid bright colors. Display box is new. 4-57066 JR748 (12,500-17,500)

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4286

FRAMED SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE WESTERN CARTRIDGE CO. FACTORY REP’S TABLE DRAPE. This wonderful advertising piece is printed on oil cloth weight canvas with 57-3/4″ wide x 28-3/4″ exposed image with a wonderful scene of a 1930’s hunter with a Model 70 rifle aiming at a large whitetail buck with a tree & shrubs in the background. It has shooting gallery targets at the top with lettering at the left center & bottom. Attached to an 18″ wide black oil cloth table cover that, when used, would lay over the table with the colorful scene draped over the front and the product displayed on top. These were also occasionally used at shooting galleries. It is framed in a wonderful milled pine frame with walnut stain. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Some fold marks & light fading on the plum colored bottom with all the other colors vivid & bright. Fold lines have little affect on the image. Frame has a few nicks & minor scratches that with a little TLC will be good as new. 4-57046 JR780 (7,500-12,500)

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4287

FANTASTIC WINCHESTER ALEXANDER POPE TIN ADVERTISING SIGN. Wonderful classic advertising piece in the trompe l’oeile style that Alexander Pope was known for. It measures 36″ high x 30″ wide. This is one of Winchester’s most famous & sought after advertising pieces. Produced in limited quantities and distributed to Winchester’s favorite dealers, these great signs are seldom encountered & very, very rarely ever with any condition. Image consists of moose antlers, with a Winchester ’86 rifle & Model 12 shotgun, with hunting bag, shot & powder flask & powder horn with three dead ducks. Advertising at the bottom is on a small plaque. Artist’s signature is at the bottom left. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its fine orig finish with a few minor nicks & scratches and one surface scratch over the right antler and another directly below that has been touched up. There are two or three small edge dents that do not affect the image. Colors are vivid & bright with crisp image. You are not likely to ever see another this fine. 4-57045 JR781 (6,000-10,000)

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4288

EXTREMELY RARE 1905 WINCHESTER “THE COCK OF THE WOODS” POSTER. Fabulous poster, 25-3/4″ high x 15-1/8″ wide, with about 2/3 of the surface occupied by a wonderfully detailed turkey gobbler in a woodland glade. Bottom 1/3 is Winchester advertising with their traditional red “WINCHESTER” name and four colorful paper shot shells. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new. Both bands intact, crisp & clean with brilliant vivid colors. What else is to be said. 4-55196 JR734 (5,000-10,000)

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4288A.

SPECTACULAR 1911/12 DUPONT ADVERTISING POSTER. Fine early multicolored poster by H.Y.S. Watson, 20 5/8” tall by 17 1/2” wide with top half occupied with a turn of the century trap shooting scene with a lady and two gentlemen on the 19 yard line. There are other ladies and gentlemen in the background waiting their turn to shoot. In the far background is a large colonial style home or clubhouse. The bottom half is occupied with the large Dupont logo and advertising. CONDITION: Very fine. Both bands are present with some slight foxing at both ends. Paper is slightly yellowed and it is dark near the top edges. Image is crisp and clear with bright vivid colors. 4-55200 JR (3,500-4,500)

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4289

FRAMED REMINGTON UMC ADVERTISING POSTER OR CALENDAR TOP TITLED “A CHANCEY SHOT”. Famous image of two hunters on a snowy mountain peak with one of the hunters laying over the crest watching a Dahl sheep while the other hunter is passing a Remington Model 14 pump action rifle all set in a rugged mountain scene. Image is 17″ wide x 25″ high and is signed “H.C. Edwards” with the date of “12”,.apparently 1912. This picture was part of the February 14 – May 16, 2004 “THE ART OF AMERICAN ARMS MAKERS” at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK and is from the well-known Jack Malloy Collection. It is archive mounted and matted in a wonderful beaded edged oak frame with cream colored mat. Harry C. Edwards (1868-1922) was U.S. born & an educated illustrator who painted big game & western style works of art. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Colors are vivid & bright with sharp image with only a few small creases & a small damage in the lower left corner. A fine decorative early print. 4-57186 JR728 (1,000-2,000)

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4290

FRAMED 1913 REMINGTON UMC CALENDAR. Wonderful image by Carl Rungius of a stately walking bull moose in a mountain stream with forest & mountain peak in the background. Company logo is in the upper left corner & the artist’s signature in the bottom right corner. It has only the December calendar page remaining. It is archive mounted and matted in a wonderful beaded edged oak frame with cream colored mat. This calendar was part of the February 14 – May 16, 2004 “THE ART OF AMERICAN ARMS MAKERS” at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK and is from the well-known Jack Malloy Collection. Carl Rungius (1869-1959) was born in Germany & came to American in 1894 as an accomplished artist. He became one of America’s most famous wildlife artists in his own lifetime. He only did one other art work for an arms manufacturer & that was the 1904 Savage Arms Co. calendar. Accompanied by a copy of the art show flyer and the label copy from the art show. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Colors are vivid & bright with some yellowing of the calendar sheet & fading of the red logo & printing. 4-57185 JR727 (1,000-2,000)

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4291

FRAMED WESTERN AMMUNITION CALENDAR TOP TITLED “THE ELK FIGHT”. Vertical image 19″ high x 14-1/2″ wide with a 4″ stripe at the bottom. Image is two bull elk fighting in a snowy opening in the forest, signed “V.K. Murray 29”. Dark blue band at the bottom has images of a box of rifle cartridges, a box of 22 cartridges & two shot shell boxes with the company name & other writing. All mounted in a light brown oak frame. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Possibly trimmed, the top band is present. Image is crisp & clean with vivid colors & two or three small spots of foxing and a couple of small creases not affecting the image. Frame is fine. 4-57005 JR725 (500-1,000)

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4292

FRAMED 1920 WINCHESTER CALENDAR. Fine hunting scene calendar, overall 38-1/2″ high x 19-3/4″ wide with a 28-1/4″ x 19″ image of apparently a father & son, each holding a Winchester Model 12, returning to the dock in their sneak boat with five mallard ducks. It has a large red “WINCHESTER” trademark at the top with about the bottom 1/4 covered with a dark gray January 1920 calendar. It appears the other eleven calendar sheets are present. Framed in a narrow black frame. CONDITION: Very fine. Image is sharp & bright, colors are vivid. Calendar page has a small rub & the frame a few nicks. 8-87323 JR732 (800-1,000)

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4293

FRAMED WESTERN AMMUNITION POSTER. This wonderful poster is classic Edmund Osthaus with vertical image size 23-1/4″ high x 17″ wide, titled “FUTURE SPORTS” and has a female setter with six puppies in a woodland scene with a stream in the foreground. Surmounted with a large red & white Western trademark diamond over “AMMUNITION” and has “WESTERN CARTRIDGE CO. EAST ALTON ILL USA” at the bottom. Framed in a walnut colored frame & dbl matted with light blue & red. CONDITION: Cannot determine if the bands are present. Image & colors are bright & clean with some slight soiling around the edges and three small scuffs in the lower left corner not affecting the image. Frame is fine. 4-57001 JR724 (750-1,250)

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4293A.

LOT OF POSTERS. (1) Winchester Western leaping deer, 1955, rolled, somewhat brittle. Torn lower edge. (2) Same as #1, better condition, no tears. (3) Winchester Western 1955 running rabbit. Slightly brittle, rolled. Good edges. (4) Same as #3. (5) Peters high velocity cartridge chart. Rolled torn edges. CONDITION: As noted. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55154 FS279 (150-250)

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4294

1909/10 DUPONT POWDER ADVERTISING POSTER. Great Lynn Bogue Hunt print of a flight of brant flying over a bay with “EC” and SCHULTZE” incorporated into the water. Poster measures 25-1/4″ high x 17″ wide and has “GET YOUR SHOT OUT THERE” over the top and advertising for “E.C. or SCHULTZE” powders on the bottom. CONDITION: A small water stain on each edge at the top & another at the right bottom, not affecting the image. Poster is complete with both bands with vivid bright colors. 4-55197 JR777 (1,000-1,500)

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4295

FABULOUS DUPONT BALLISTITE POWDER ADVERTISING POSTER. Great poster by “E. Ryder”, 30-1/8″ high x 19-7/8″ wide depicting a flock of green wing teal rising from a marsh. It has red lettered advertising at the bottom with a large Du Pont logo. It is copyrighted 1913. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Both bands are intact and it has some light water stains on both edges that do not greatly affect the image. Colors are vivid & bright with no fading. There is some minor wrinkling & small edge tears with a couple of wrinkles near the top that do not affect the image. 4-55199 JR779 (2,000-3,000)

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4296

FINE DUPONT BALLISTITE POWDER POSTER. Great poster, 29-1/2″ high x 19-1/2″ wide, copyrighted 1915. This wonderful poster has the image of a hunter at dawn on the seacoast, holding what appears to be a Parker dbl, with his shorebird decoys in the water. Signed on the bottom right, “Charles De Feo”, with gold, green & red lettering at the bottom. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Both bands are intact with brilliant vivid colors. It has some minor crinkling in the lower left corner & a couple of creases near the top, not affecting the image. 4-55198 JR778 (2,000-3,000)

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4297

WESTERN AMMUNITION COMPANY 1930 CALENDAR. Overall size is 27-1/2″ high x 13-1/2″ wide with a 17-1/2″ x 13-1/2″ image size of an old hunter in a birch bark canoe holding a Winchester ’86 carbine with an Indian in the back floating down a stream with the forest in the background. It is titled “THE VETERAN” and is signed “P.B. Parsons”. Bottom 1/3 is a chocolate brown background with the manufacturer’s information and sports the March thru December calendar sheets. Shrink wrapped on foam board. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Top band is present and it does not appear to have had a bottom band. Colors are vivid & bright with a couple of small holes near the top, not affecting the overall appearance. A seldom encountered calendar. 4-57003 JR729 (500-800)

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4298

FRAMED 1914 INFALLIBLE POWDER COMPANY POSTER OR CALENDAR TOP. Very colorful image, 19″ wide x 29-1/2″ high of a man dressed in turn-of-the-century sporting clothes shooting a dbl bbl shotgun breaking a clay target. He has a shell pouch around his waist. Top of the poster has the powder company name & advertising with the bottom right imprinted “HERCULES POWDER CO.” It is framed in an early grain painted wood frame. CONDITION: Fine. Colors are vivid & bright with some yellowing to the white edges. Frame is fine. 4-57004 JR726 (300-500)

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4299

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR OF INDIAN BRAVE BY E. S. PAXSON. Paxson was a renown watercolorist of western secen particularly Indians during the earl y part of the 20th century. This image depicts a Plains warrior with eagle feather in hair and wearing necklace. Signed in lower right E. S. Paxson, 1917″. Nicely matted and in a beautifully carve contemporary antique style frame. The watercolor recently came from a Montana family where it had descended since it’s original purchase. SIZE: 19″ w x 22-1/2″ h (overall); image only 8-1/2″ w x 11-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Frame and watercolor very good to excellent. 8-87358 (14,000-16,000)

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4300

FINE OIL ON CANVAS GROUSE PAINTING. Wonderfully detailed painting with 29-3/4″ wide x 20-5/8″ high, exposed image, of an extremely well executed, highly detailed painting of a male ruffed grouse drumming in front of a female on the nest, all in a woodland glade. Framed in a period gold gesso milled frame. It is signed in the lower right corner “N.F. Morse 79”. This artist was actually a lady by the name of Eleanor Ecob Morse (1837-1921) who painted under a pseudo-name to have her wildlife art accepted. Apparently in the late 19th century women artists were not well accepted. She & her husband were both painters & illustrators in New York & Massachusetts. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has had some professional restoration. Image & details are crisp & the colors are vivid & bright. Would make an outstanding addition to anyone’s gun room or den. 4-57188 JR733 (4,000-6,000)

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4301

NEW YORK SCHOOL INDIAN & MOUNTAIN SCENE OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING. Fine 19th century painting, 34-1/2″ wide x 20-1/2″ high, exposed image of a well executed mountain scene with an Indian camp in the foreground. Unsigned, probably in its orig frame. CONDITION: Image is sharp & clear with bright vivid colors & one or two small nicks in the surface. Frame has new stretchers installed, probably remounted on the orig frame a long time ago. 4-57187 JR731 (1,250-1,750)

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4302

B. ROTHFUSS OIL PAINTING ON BOARD. Fine oil, 33-1/2″ wide x 26-3/4″ high, image size, of two Plains Indians with lances & shields dressed in buckskin sitting on a ridge. Extremely well executed & signed in the lower right corner “B. Rothfuss / 2-91”. Mounted in a plain oak frame. CONDITION: Very fine. Image is crisp with vivid bright colors. 8-87362 JR742 (1,500-3,000)

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4303

BILLY THE KID OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING. Moderate sized painting, 33-1/2″ wide x 29-1/2″ high, exposed image, of a well detailed & well portrayed depiction of the escape of Billy the Kid from the Lincoln County Jail. It has the signature “Dean Chapman” in the lower left corner. It is nicely framed in a brown oak frame with white cloth covered inner frame. CONDITION: Very fine. Colors are vivid & bright with sharp image & some crackling to the surface. No losses or damages. Frame is fine. 4-56971 JR730 (1,500-3,000)

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4304

RARE HARRY CAREY MOVIE POSTER. Harry Carey was a famous movie actor in the beginning years of motion pictures. This poster which dates around 1915, of color lithography depicts and action-packed scene with a Russian stage and Carey in the foreground with drawn pistol. The title of the film is, “The Heart of a Bandit” buy Aywon Film Company. SIZE: 26″ w x 40″h. CONDITION: Colors are bright. Fragile poster has been mounted on a oil-type cloth. Shows creases and splits, now shrink-wrapped. 8-87359 (1,200-1,400)

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4305

WILLIAM DE LA MONTAGUE CARY (American, 1840-1922) THE AMBUSH. Gouache & pencil on paper painting in gray tones depicts a cowboy in buckskin clothing huddling next to his horse behind a small ridge. He is firing his Remington six shooter at an Indian on horseback. The horse is rearing up and the shot has hit its mark. Indian has dropped his rifle and is leaning forward, falling off his horse. Signed lower right “W. de la M. Cary”. A fine rendition of a classic western scene. Housed in a fine walnut molded wood frame with gilt inner wood liner. Image size: 18-1/4″ x 15’1/4″. CONDITION: Very good. Image is crisp & clear. Frame is fine. 8-87363 JR734 (5,000-15,000)

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4306

FRAMED PENCIL DRAWING BY O. WIEGHORST. Olaf Carl Weighorst (1899-1988), born in Denmark and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 19. Served in the Cavalry on the Mexican border, then in the New York Police. Retired and moved to California where he became famous as a Western painter and illustrator. This is a fine example of his early pencil drawing, 18-1/4″ wide x 14″ high, image size which depicts three mounted cowboys leaving a cantina under fire from Mexicans. Signed in the lower right corner “O. WEIGHORST”. There is a date below the signature but is partially covered by the mat. It is Framed with early molded oak grain wide frame with gilt inner frame & thin homemade mat. CONDITION: Paper is sort of yellowed but the image is fine. Frame has a few chips on the edges, otherwise is fine. 8-87364 (3,500-6,500)

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4307

FRAMED OIL ON CANVAS COVER ART PAINTING. Fine sport painting with 23-1/2″ high x 18″ image size of a leaping large mouth bass having thrown the plug, with two men in a canoe with woods in the background. Signed in the bottom left corner by famous American artist, “W. Goadley Lawrence”. Back side of the canvas has a small tag attached that states that this painting was an orig illustration for the cover of Hunting & Fishing magazine in the 1940’s. Frame in deep limed oak. CONDITION: Painting is in excellent condition with the colors vivid & bright and a very sharp image. Frame is fine. 4-56972 JR745 (5,000-7,000)

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4308

FRAMED OIL ON BOARD PAINTING OF WHITETAIL DEER. Fine painting with 19-1/2″ high x 15-1/2″ wide image of six very detailed whitetail deer, apparently showing the life cycle of a massive whitetail buck from fawn to yearling to mature to a monarch. All done in very exacting detail and true to life colors. Signed in the lower left corner, “Hayden Lambsun”. Framed in a deep barnboard frame with beige cloth metal frame and a gold & white gesso inner frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Image is sharp & crisp, colors are vivid & bright. Frame is fine. 4-56974 JR746 (2,500-4,000)

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4309

SEVEN PIECE TEA SERVICE FROM THE REMINGTON FAMILY. Lot consists of seven pcs of Meriden Company silver-plate with beautiful cut foliate & floral designs with repoussed flower blossoms. Each pc is engraved in gothic letters “REMINGTON” with the additional date of “1877” on the tray. Center of the tray is etch-engraved with the vignette of an Athenian warrior goddess in a chariot being pulled by four horses accompanied by three cherubs and an owl, all surrounded by foliate & floral engraving. Set has two hinged lid teapots about 12″ high, a coffee pot about 13″ high, a covered sugar about 11″ high, a creamer about 7″ high and an open 2-handled spooner about 8″ high. Elliptical shaped tray is about 33-1/2″ long over the handles & about 20″ wide with flowing elliptical shape on the back, rounded on the front. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the “As You Like It Silver Shop”. Also included is a notarized statement from Marjorie Hoefler Kirkpatrick dated 7-21-99 providing the geneology for the provenance directly connecting her to the Remington family. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. One small dent and numerous light scratches on the tray, otherwise everything appears to be extremely fine. A beautiful set with direct provenance to the famous Remington family. 4-57425 JR776 (4,000-7,000)

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4310

INSCRIBED 7-PC PRESENTATION SILVER COFFEE AND TEA SERVICE INSCRIBED TO PHILLIP STAHL ESQUIRE, PHILADELPHIA NAVY YARD 1866. This unmarked repousse silver service is inscribed as follows: “Presented to Phillip Stahl, Esq. by his friends of the Black Smith Dept. of the Philadelphia Navy Yard as a mark of esteem, October 12, 1866”. The set consists of a large silver tray, measuring 27” across (including handles) x 17”, oval in shape with a scalloped, dished edge. The center is engraved with rococo scrollwork with a blank cartouche in the center. The edge is cast in high relief with scrolls, roses, and grapes. The handles are cast scrollwork. 2) A large footed coffee urn, standing 16-1/2” high with lid being in repousse style, illustrating two cottages in a woodland scene on one side and a large raised panel cartouche on the reverse. The urn sits on a footed base with a leaf and flower decoration. There is a burner compartment mounted beneath (burner is missing). A spout at the bottom of the urn on the front and a lid crowned by a pumpkin and three large leaves. 3) Large coffee pot measuring 12-1/2” high with the identical repousse seen as the coffee urn. Fancy spout, scrolled handle on a circular pedestal base with a hinged lid crowned with a pumpkin motif, as before. 4) Teapot, nearly identical to the coffee pot previously described, but only standing 12” high. 5) Large urn shaped dbl handled sugar bowl with similar repousse decoration matching the other pcs mounted on a circular pedestal made without a lid and standing 6-3/4” tall. 6) Cream pitcher, also with matching decoration as the set. Sgl scrolled handle on a circular pedestal base. Urn shaped with an open spout, measuring 7” tall. 7) Urn shaped tea caddy with complementary repousse decoration on a circular pedestal base with a lid crowned by the pumpkin motif as before, standing 9-3/4” high. Each piece in the set has a relief cartouche inscribed: “to Phillip Stahl, Esq.” except for the large tray, which is uninscribed. CONDITION: Good. Silver-plating is beginning to wear on the scalloped edge of the large tray. In general, all of the pieces show a good deal of use. Many of the lids are slightly bent and the pumpkin finials loose. There are no major dents or faults. Inscriptions are worn and partially obliterated. 4-57154 CW50 (3,000-4,500)

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4311

BEAUTIFUL LARGE BRONZE BALD EAGLE BY ARTIST BOB PARKS. Fantastically detailed eagle posed landing on a bare wood snag. Eagle has 41-1/2″ wing span, tip to tip, and stands approximately 34-1/2″ high from the bottom of the oval wooden base and from the trailing feathers to the front of the wood snag is approx. 34″. Head & tail feathers are wonderfully toned to give the impression of flight. Eyes & beak are toned a second color and the feet & talons are yet two other colors with the body & wings being a dark bronze color. Oval walnut base is approx. 22″ wide x about 15″ deep x 2-1/2″ high and has a narrow brass plaque on the front inscribed “SPIRIT OF AMERICA” with the artist’s name. Very heavy, weighs approx. 100 lbs. It has been reported that were only four of these magnificent eagles cast by this artist. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All the toning & detail are as they left the artist’s studio. Tips of the wing feathers show slight polishing. 4-57099 JR796 (12,500-17,500)

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4312

FRAMED PRESSED CARDBOARD CALENDAR. Fancy pressed cardboard picture is 23” high x 18” wide. Diamond shaped top has an Indian in war bonnet holding a rearing horse. Color remains in the Indian’s headdress and breastplate and shoes, the horse’s hooves and reins. Rest has faded to white or tan. Bottom, framed in tree branches and leaves has the advertising of a dealer in horse equipment from Windom, KS. Dark green calendar, of which only the November, 1909 page remains, is attached to the bottom. It is framed in a solid wood frame with a light brown backing. CONDITION: Minor cracking in the lower tree branch and flowers. Mostly good except for the fading. Wood frame is scuffed and beginning to separate and could easily be repaired. 4-55117 FS250 (150-250)

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4313

FRAMED PHOTO OF MAN STANDING WITH SHOTGUN AND EAGLE. Title at the bottom in German is “Golden eagle shot by B Ernst November 25 1896 in Pike County, PA”. Framed in 2-1/2” oak. CONDITION: Light foxing in the center and upper right corner. Otherwise good. 4-55116 (100-200)

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4314

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 30-06. SN 816115. One of the great rarities in Springfield collecting, this carbine may be the only one held in private hands. This rare carbine is made with a 20″ tapered rnd bbl that has the standard front sight with a large “A” stamped where one would usually expect to find the date. There is also a partial “P” proof on the right side of the bbl about mid-point. Bbl crown is standard Springfield contour & has the star gage mark at the 6:00 position. Bbl, under the upper hand guard, has a series of numbers which are presumed to be drawing numbers. They consist of “21A / 8142A / D28177 / D35498”. These numbers are all hand stamped parallel with the bore. Root of the bbl is fitted with a hand-machined ring that serves as a keeper for the rear end of the short upper hand guard. Front sight is an altered standard Springfield blade & the sheet metal sight cover has been altered with a lower profile & smaller aperture. It is mounted in a walnut stock, 32-1/16″ overall length with straight wrist & grasping groove forestock cut for a bbl band similar to the standard 03 band with a groove but has a side mounted swivel with the screw head downward. Left side of the buttstock is inletted for the standard buttstock swivel. Removal of the swivel base discloses matching oil finish in the cut out. It has a standard parkerized finish over all the metal with milled 03 trigger guard & floorplate. Front end of the trigger guard is stamped with a “5” which corresponds with the last digit of the serial number. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight, graduated to 1500 yards on the long slide Close examination of the stock leads this cataloguer to believe that it was manufactured as it is found, not cut down from a full length 03 stock. There is no evidence of a recess for the stock sling base ever having been cut on the bottom. Accompanied by a copy of the “REPORT ON EXPERIMENTAL CAVALRY CARBINE MANUFACTURED FOR THE CAVALRY BOARD” dated Dec. 24, 1920 over the signature of Maj. J.S. Hatcher. Rifle is described as having a 20″ bbl with short stock & special sling swivels on the left hand side. It further states that the rifle was fitted with a Lyman #48 receiver sight modified to show graduation in yards instead of minutes. Another letter on Springfield Armory letterhead dated Nov. 7, 1922 deals with the cost of building 75 of these carbines. Para. 3 states that they have a number of special stocks made up for the 1903 air service rifle whose length is 28-3/16″ and it goes on to state that the Cavalry carbine stock was “About 32-1/8” and signed by “T.L. Ames”. Page 83 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy, has the illustration & description of a 1903 carbine which, in all respects, resembles our carbine. It is noted however, that the illustrated carbine stock was made from a cut down full size stock as the rear sling swivel base cut can be seen in the photographs. Illustrations on p. 84 detail the position & design of the left side swivels along with the modified front sight & front sight cover for the experimental carbine. It also shows the star gage mark on the muzzle of that carbine. Narrative indicates there were two of them assembled for testing by the cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas and although they received favorable reports they were not produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its gray/green Parkerizing on the metal parts & virtually all of its fine oil finish on the stock with one or two small scratches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56494 JR683 (9,000-15,000)

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4315

*ULTRA-RARE SPRINGFIELD/WINCHESTER SNIPER RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 1004914. Fitted with a 27-3/8″ tapered heavy rnd bbl, marked with the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. roll mark & caliber marking over the chamber area. It has the heavy sleeve front sight band with a Lyman globe front sight & target blocks toward the rear top. It has two extra plugged holes in between the target blocks. It is built on a Springfield Armory 1903 action & mounted with a medium to heavy weight, Winchester style, target stock with sgl bbl band, flat bottom forestock; Winchester’s deep square-knob pistol grip with a Springfield Armory M.1922 checkered steel buttplate. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. It has the standard serrated trigger that has been altered to eliminate the military creep. Page 250 & 251 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy shows a Winchester advertisement titled “A New Sniper’s Rifle” and has pictured two of these heavy bbled rifles with Springfield actions. Page 250 also has a close-up of a Winchester sniper with a checkered stock and p. 251 has three illustrations of the Winchester sniper rifle with the bottom of the page showing an 8-man shooting team titled the “Herrick Trophy Winners who used Winchester rifles that were built on Springfield Model 1903 receiver mechanisms.” It is unknown how many of these rifles were ever built but it stands to reason there were only a very few & survivors are basically unknown. This may be one of the only ones held in private hands. Accompanied by a copy of an article by Wayne P. Gagner from the publication U.S. Martial Arms Collector. Mr. Gagner states that early on he had owned one of these rare Winchester/Springfield 1903 sniper rifles and allowed himself to be talked out of it but was fortunate enough to find another identical rifle, the one we have here. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with two gray bands in the blue between the scope blocks. Receiver retains most of what is probably a Winchester or arsenal finish applied when the rifle was built. Stock has a hairline in the wrist, otherwise is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56492 JR700 (12,500-17,500)

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4316

*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 NATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 1520517. Usual configuration with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA/2-38”. It has standard front sight blade with National Match rear sight, polished bolt, rails & follower. It is mounted in a Type C pistol grip stock with standard Springfield cartouche and with a very rare Garand cartouche just behind the cut off recess. Hand guard has a drawing number on top, as does the buttstock on the bottom. Accompanied by a military sling. It has a checkered National Match style buttplate with trap. Muzzle has standard crown with a star gage mark at the 6:00 position and it is accompanied by a set of P.J. O’Hare black metal sight covers. The stock is marked with matching serial number on butt near rear swivel. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, receiver, trigger guard & floorplate retain most of their orig parkerized finish turning brown. Front bbl band has turned brown. Stock has a long grain crack on the right side and has numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains an overall fine hand rubbed patina. Hand guard appears to have been wrapped with a covering for a long timeas there is a definite line about mid-point where it turns dark to match the stock and that area of lighter colored wood is more crisp & clean. Bolt, body & handle have fine pitting & has been recently polished. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56496 JR684 (2,500-4,000)

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4317

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN 1432587. Usual configuration with 24″ rnd bbl marked “SA / 9-31”. It is mounted in a rough finished 1-pc. walnut stock with faint “FJA” cartouche and has late style upper hand guard. Metal has a black oxide finish with a checkered buttplate with trap, which contains an orig nickeled oiler/pull through tube with all its orig tools. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its fine arsenal finish to both metal & wood with only slight wear on the bolt body & extractor. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55706 JR268 (750-1,250)

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4318

*RARE LUFTWAFFE PROTOTYPE OR EXPERIMENTAL MAUSER MODEL 98 WITH FOLDING STOCK. Cal. 8 mm. SN 9962. Standard appearing Mauser with 24″ bbl, usual bbl bands, wiping rod & sights with an orig Model 98 sling. It is mounted in a walnut stock & handguard with an unusual hinged apparatus through the wrist. Hinge is mounted on the left side with a latch on the right side. This is similar to the one employed by the Japanese. There are three large Waffenampts on the right side of the receiver ring with another on the bbl & a large Nazi eagle on the left side of the receiver. Right side of the buttstock has a Nazi eagle over a large “L” which is over two large “63” Waffenampts. There are three more “63” Waffenampts on the front of the trigger guard & floorplate. The workmanship in the hinged apparatus appears to be quite crude. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains about all of a restored finish to both metal & wood. Stock has a small chip by the hinge. It is all matching with some of the numbers appearing to have been re-stamped. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-56799 (7,000-10,000)

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4319

*EXTREMELY RARE PROTOTYPE LUFTWAFFE DETACHABLE MAUSER MODEL 98 MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 8mm Mauser. SN 6629. Built on a byf 42 action, this very unusual Mauser has a 24″ bbl that is marked over the chamber area with a curious “Y” shaped mark, which has “EIN” and “AUS” on either side over “BAU” with a cricket mark and dbl ended arrow. Receiver ring & left side of the bbl have the Nazi eagle and serial number and the right side of the receiver ring has the “135” Waffenampt with another on top of the receiver ring & three more by the bbl markings. It is mounted in a laminated stock & short forearm with usual bbl bands, wiping rod, sight hood & sights. Right side of the buttstock has the Nazi eagle over an “L” which is for the Luftwaffe and two larger Nazi eagles with the “135” Waffenampt. Stock has a metal joint at the front end of the receiver ring and the lever on the left side of the forestock. Pulling the lever downward allows the bbl to be rotated 90 degrees for removal. Workmanship of the takedown apparatus is somewhat crude and does not fit overly well. CONDITION: Fine, all matching numbered except the detachable apparatus. Overall retains most of its fine restored finish. Wood is sound with some nicks & dings and retains most of an old restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-56800 (22,500-27,500)

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4320

*EXTREMELY RARE PROTOTYPE LUFTWAFFE DETACHABLE MAUSER MODEL 98 MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 8mm Mauser. SN 9399. Built on a byf 42 action, this very unusual Mauser has a 24″ bbl that is marked over the chamber area with a curious “Y” shaped mark, which has “EIN” and “AUS” on either side over “BAU” with a cricket mark and dbl-ended arrow. Receiver ring & left side of the bbl have the Nazi eagle and serial number and the right side of the receiver ring has the “135” Waffenampt in three places. It is mounted in a laminated stock & short forearm with usual bbl bands, wiping rod, sight hood & sights. Right side of the buttstock has the Nazi eagle over an “L” which is for the Luftwaffe and a larger Nazi eagle with the “135” Waffenampt. Stock has a metal joint at the front end of the receiver ring and the lever on the left side of the forestock. Pulling the lever downward allows the bbl to be rotated 90 degrees for removal. Workmanship of the detachable apparatus is somewhat crude and does not fit overly well. Accompanied by copies of pages 84-85, 187 & 287-292 from an unidentified book, detailing Mauser markings of these rifles. CONDITION: Fine, all matching numbered except the detachable apparatus. Overall retains most of its fine orig factory finish to the metal with the wood showing some oil staining on the forestock & hand guard while the buttstock appears to have been cleaned. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-56801 (22,500-27,500)

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4321

*MAUSER PROTOTYPE LUFTWAFFE FIBERGLAS STOCK MODEL 98 RIFLE. Cal. 8mm Mauser. SN 1229e. Built on a 243 Code 1940 action with 24″ bbl, usual bbl bands, wiping rod, sight hood & sights. It has a “26” Waffenampt in three places on the receiver ring, twice on the bbl, and has a large Luftwaffe eagle on the left side of the bbl. It is mounted in a red-colored Fiberglas stock & handguard with aluminum sling slot and the Luftwaffe eagle with large “L” and a large & a small “210” Waffenampts all on the right side of the buttstock. Toe of the buttstock has another set of the “210” Waffenampts. Matching serial number & a small eagle back of the trigger guard. Workmanship appears somewhat crude. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of a fine restored finish to the metal with about all of its orig finish on the stock. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some light orange peel pitting. 4-56798 (16,500-18,500)

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4322

*MAUSER PROTOTYPE LUFTWAFFE FIBERGLAS STOCK MODEL 98 RIFLE. Cal. 8 mm Mauser. SN 4111. Built on a 243 Code 1940 action with 24″ bbl, usual bbl bands, wiping rod, sight hood & sights. It has a “26” Waffenampt in three places on the receiver ring, twice on the bbl. It is mounted in a red colored Fiberglas stock & handguard with aluminum sling slot and a large “H” with a large & a small “211” Waffenampts all on the right side of the buttstock. Workmanship appears somewhat crude. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of a fine restored finish to the metal. Some of the numbers appear to have been re-stamped. It retains about all of its orig finish on the stock. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-57163 JR530 (7,000-10,000)

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4323

*SMITH & WESSON MARK I SEMI-AUTO CARBINE. Cal. 9 mm. SN 113. Unusual carbine with 10-1/4″ fluted bbl, blued receiver with unusual magazine box that houses the 20-rd magazine and also is the ejection chute for the fired cases. It has a tall thick front sight & a windage adjustable rear sight. Fitted with a Bakelite buttstock with serrated metal buttplate and sling loops around the bbl & on the left side of the butt with an orig brown leather sling. Left side of the butt has a red aluminum tag imprinted “EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS DO NOT LOAD OR FIRE”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Probably unfired, retains virtually all of its orig factory finish overall. A rare WWII era experiment that was never very successful. A few were purchased by the English and the U.S. Military experimented with them but never made any large purchases. 4-57047 JR671 (4,000-6,000)

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4324

*SMITH & WESSON MARK 2 SEMI-AUTO CARBINE. Cal. 9 mm. SN 1193. Unusual carbine with 10-1/4″ fluted bbl, blued receiver with unusual magazine box that houses the 20-rd magazine and also is the ejection chute for the fired cases. It has a tall thick front sight & a windage adjustable rear sight. Middle of the receiver is fitted with a rotating metal safety. It is fitted with a Bakelite buttstock with serrated metal buttplate and sling loops around the bbl & on the left side of the butt with an orig brown leather sling. Left side of the butt has a red aluminum tag imprinted “EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS DO NOT LOAD OR FIRE”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Probably unfired, retains virtually all of its orig factory finish overall. A rare WWII era experiment that was never very successful. A few were purchased by the English and the U.S. Military experimented with them but never made any large purchases. 4-57048 JR672 (4,000-6,000)

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4325

THE HENRY WOODHOUSE ARCHIVE RELATING TO EARLY AVIATION. Following is a selection of early aviation archives and correspondence of Henry Woodhouse (1894-1970), and those of the Aero Club of America, a spin-off in 1905 from the Auto Club of America, and which operated until 1922 when it became the National Aeronautic Association.

Woodhouse, born in Turin, Italy, came to the United States in 1905. Fascinated with early aviation, around 1909 he began writing articles about flying that appeared in The Independent, Collier’s Weekly, McClure’s Metropolitan, and World’s Work. With the assistance and backing of Robert J. Collier and Henry A. Wise Wood, he founded the magazine Flying, becoming its managing editor. Flying, after a successful start, began to lose money, but Henry continued publishing with his own capital. At this time, 1915, Aerial Age Weekly was born with his assistance, and Woodhouse claimed that these journals were the official publication of the Aero Club of America. No mention in the Club’s records substantiate this claim.

Prior to 1915 Woodhouse had been an active peace worker, but that year, with World War I raging in Europe, he became an outspoken supporter of the national defense movement. He was an advisor to Polar explorers Peary, Amundsen, and Shackleton, and was instrumental in obtaining airplanes and scientific instruments for the 1916 and 1922 expeditions.

Woodhouse authored two books on military aviation, the first on the Naval application to flying, the second on the Army or ground applications. Woodhouse was considered by some to be a wheeler-dealer, but, in spite of many of his methods, he was a great contributor to the growth of early aviation in America. He never married, and upon his death, with his wealth then depleted, he left what remained to his housekeeper.

In this vast treasure trove of ephemera are items which have names inked on them such as Gen. John J. Pershing etc. We cannot guarantee whether these are orig signatures or for identification purposes, but all items in this lot come from Woodhouse’s archive.

Due to the large number and variety of documents and ephemera, this collection has been divided into categories consisting of periodicals, United States Government documents, printed ephemera, the Pan American Aero conferences, Aero Club of America, Admiral Robert E. Peary, the First Yale Unit (Naval Aviation 1917), and many others of early aeronautical interest.

Further to this explanation, there are over two thousand documents which have been sorted by subject and individually placed in protective clear archival sleeves. Twenty-three broad subjects have been generally collated and are separated for ease in future referencing. The majority of the material relates to a ten-year period from 1912-1922, although from the lighter-than-air section there is a handwritten log of an ascension on 9 October 1900 by the French balloonist De La Poulse for a duration of thirty-five hours and forty-five minutes. This is a rare and unusual early document. Much of the general correspondence relates to interesting communications between the early aviation manufacturers and Woodhouse regarding their machines and advertisements in his magazines. In the Wright Brothers section, letters indicate Woodhouse was actively engaged in crediting them for the first flight and memorializing the Wrights through his magazines via special numbers and the first Pan-American Aeronautic Exposition. The letters from the Wright Company are signed by senior executives of the firm.

Woodhouse was a great admirer of the Polar explorers Peary, Amundsen and Shackleton and supported and promoted their efforts in any way possible. The Peary file contains a wealth of material on him, with copies of his remarks, telegrams, and letters from Peary’s wife and daughter. The letters give a personal insight into the man. In the file is an orig copy of a House of Representative August 2, 1916 Joint Resolution, H.J. 287, which was an unsuccessful attempt to repeal Peary’s promotion to Admiral and his retirement pension. The resolution did not pass. An autograph of Captain Roald Amundsen, discovered of the South Pole, is also a part of the collection. Among the 75 orig photographs are rare shots of airplanes, pilots, airships, motors, ships, and a scarce and wonderful full-length photo of Hobey Baker, the famous Princeton hockey and football star. Baker in 1918 commanded a World War I fighter squadron and was sadly killed in an air crash in December of that year, days before he was to return to the United States.

Woodhouse was a great advocate of “Aerial Mail Service” and there is a great deal of his and the Aero Club of America correspondence regarding the promotion of airmail and its final success in 1917. Prior to World War I hundreds of state, city, college, and private aero clubs were formed and in the collection are examples of their colorful stationery, with requests to the Aero Club of America and Woodhouse’s magazines for recognition. Various copies of the Woodhouse magazines, Flying, Aerial Age, and Scientific Age are part of the twenty-four titles found in the important periodical collection of some 95 issues in all. Woodhouse was also a great proponent of building a strong naval air arm and his efforts were rewarded with the establishment of the National Aerial Coast Patrol Commission. He encouraged the formation of the “First Yale Unit”, a Naval aviation unit made up of Yale men and in reality it was the start of naval flying. This file contains correspondence and clippings on F. Trubee Davison, the organizer of the Yale Unit and in the minds of many, the father of Naval aviation.

The balloon collection of over eighty items contains important orig ink drawings of twenty-four balloons of Italian, French, Belgian, Russian and British manufacture. The dates of these airships, illustrated, are from 1884-1912. The named and dated renderings are highly detailed in black ink with white highlights. The date of the drawings would be about 1912-1913 and in all probability were used in one or more of Woodhouse’s early magazines. These are rare and most decorative.

The Woodhouse archive also contains a wealth of printed ephemera. The sixty-four items include many early aircraft and engine manufacturers brochures. Two outstanding examples include a very scarce, highly illustrated 1910 catalog of the French aviation sales company C.I.N.A. in which was offered twelve different aero planes with photos, drawings and prices, seven aircraft engines with the same information, two airships and four different style propellers, and the beautifully presented brochure of the Duesenberg Motor Company, a branch of the famous Duesenberg Auto Company. Illustrated are well-known types of boats of the 1920s owned by the wealthy sports enthusiasts and businessmen of the time, and examples of boats used by the Navy, all equipped with Duesenberg engines. Other ephemera items include a map of Paris and a 1917 aircraft identification booklet bearing the ink signature believed to be that of General John J. Pershing. Many other items in this group carry other signatures, including A. Santos-Dumont (1873-1932), the Brazilian aeronaut first to construct and fly in 1898 a gasoline-powered airship. Santos-Dumont was a close friend of Woodhouse, and other documents also bear his signature.

This brief summary only touches on the scope of this enormous and important early aviation archive. Further careful study and analysis of these varied documents will indeed reveal a new wealth of additional information regarding the early states of aviation in the United States. Woodhouse was a fascinating as well as controversial herald of aviation and more about him lies in this large collection of his material. 4-56963 CW1 (17,500-27,500)

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*HERBERT SOMMER CUSTOM BOLT ACTION AFRICAN RIFLE. Cal. 375 H&H Mag. SN10604. Spectacular Austrian Ferlach made rifle built on a dbl magnum Mauser action with 25″ tapered rnd bbl with ramp front sight with hood, 3-leaf gold line express sight mounted on a 1/4 rib (1 standing, 2 folding) with the folding leaves marked “25” and “50”. Receiver, bolt shroud, bolt handle, cross bolt, trigger guard, floorplate & grip cap have full coverage spectacular Germanic style engraving with flowing intertwined foliate arabesque & floral patterns. Receiver is coin finished as is the floorplate and grip cap. Floorplate has a wonderfully detailed raised platinum Cape buffalo standing under a plane tree with grasses in the foreground. Receiver is mounted with wonderful Return-to-Zero rings that contain a Swarovski 1-1/2-6X-42 scopes with 3-post reticle. Quarter rib sides are engraved to match the rest of the gun. It has a 4-rnd magazine and is mounted in a beautifully FIGURED straight grain walnut stock with black horn forend tip, raised side panels with straight comb & cheek piece, 14-1/2″ over a thin black pad. Bbl has a safari base & sling swivel with corresponding swivel in the stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Has been fired, but retains virtually all of its fine orig finish to both metal & wood. Stock has one or two tiny mars in the surface. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Crisp optics. 4-57124 JR675 (9,000-15,000)

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*WEATHERBY MARK V CUSTOM BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 300 WM. SN H134481. Spectacular custom grade rifle with 24″ tapered sporter weight bbl, made without sights. Receiver is mounted with return-to-zero EAW mounts with 30 mm rings containing a Zeiss 2.5-10X-52 variable scope with 3-post reticle. It is mounted in a spectacular, exhibition-grade, burl walnut stock with rosewood forend tip & grip cap with hand carved oak leaf pattern forestock & wrist with 3-color wood inlays and a gold diamond inlay on the bottom of the forestock engraved “JAW”. Floorplate is engraved “Weatherby Custom” in a ribbon. Accompanied by its orig Weatherby Zero brand aluminum case. CONDITION: As new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case is equally new. 4-57035 JR603 (4,000-7,000)

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*WEATHERBY MARK V LEFT HAND BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-06. SN H165677. Usual configuration with 24″ tapered sporter weight bbl without sights and mounted with a Weatherby Premier 3-9X-40 scope. It is mounted in an extremely beautiful, highly figured, full tiger striped, walnut stock with checkered forestock & pistol grip with rosewood forend tip & grip cap with cheekpiece for left handed shooter and the orig Weatherby brown waffle pad. Accompanied by full size foam lined aluminum case and suede lined tooled leather sling marked “PAR”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired, but very little. Metal retains virtually all of its orig brilliant factory blue. Stock is sound with finish rubs on the right side from the foam lining. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Crisp optics. Case is fine. 4-55720 JR594 (700-1,200)

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*SCARCE WESTLEY RICHARDS DROP LOCK ACTION DBL RIFLE. Cal. 9.3X74R. SN 16105. Beautiful high-grade dbl rifle with 24-5/8″ bbls, swamped concave top rib with pedestal mounted front sight and patented 2-position sight hood with an interchangeable caterpillar sight blade. Rear sight is mounted on a raised portion of the rib with three platinum-line leaves, one standing, two folding, marked “100”, “200” & “300” yds. It has dbl lump with doll’s head extension third bite, ejectors & dbl triggers. It is mounted with highly figured burled French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered teardrop side panels & a deep cheekpiece, 14-9/16″ over a solid red pad. It has a boxlock receiver with full coverage fine English foliate arabesque pattern engraving and the maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Top of the receiver is engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS / EJECTOR” in an arc in front of the opening lever. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold along with “BOLTED” in gold. Stalking safety is missing. Floorplate has a large vignette of a gold bugling stag in a forest scene with a full-bodied tiger on the trigger bow. About 1/3 of the rib is engraved with very fine arabesque patterns. Grip cap is engraved and case colored and it has sling swivels on the bbl & buttstock. Bbls have the maker’s name & address on the right side and the caliber with the notation that it is “REGULATED FOR 285 GRAIN BULLET”. Bbl flats have usual proofs with the date “76” on it and the consignor states that in 1976 it was returned to Westley Richards to be re-chambered from 400/360 to its present chambering and was re-regulated and refinished at that time. Accompanied by its orig oak & leather, maroon felt-lined, trunk case compartmented for the bbls and stocked receiver. Also has a horn handled 2-pc cleaning rod and a horn handled turn screw. Also included are a pair of nickeled snap caps, a screw-top parts box, a nickeled rnd oiler and a tin of Motty rifle paste. It has the maker’s label in the lid with the pencil serial number and the date “1904”. Weight: 8 lbs, 4.8 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as factory restored. Retains virtually all of this beautiful finish. Stock has one or two minor nicks in the finish and there is a tiny hairline on the left side of the forearm. Left bbl has a few light scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is equally fine. 4-56483 JR579 (22,500-35,000)

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*VERY RARE CASED BROWNING MODEL CCS-25 SUPERPOSED DBL RIFLE. Cal. 270. SN 8L3PX64009. Spectacular & unusual over/under rifle with 24″ superposed bbls, ramp front sight and folding rear sight. It has ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Mounted with spectacular burl honey & chocolate Circassian walnut wood with Merkel style 3-pc forearm, full checkered with tulip forend. Stock has the very unusual swan neck style with raised side panels, 14-3/8″ over an invisible sole plate. Receiver, sideplates, trigger guard, forend iron & bbl reinforcements are high polish with royal blue finish and very tastefully executed gold wire inlay by master engraver Lucian Ernst, in Grade I1 Empire style. Serial number on the top tang is in tiny gold numbers. It also has a gold trigger. Ejectors, concealed parts of the forend iron and edges of the receiver are hand scraped. Accompanied by a brown leatherette, faux-fur, lined case that contains the orig owner’s manual and target along with the official certificate of identification dated “20 June 1984”. Also includes factory proof test target. According to research done by the consignor, the current costs from Browning shop to recreate this exact gun would be around $52,000 or more. Owner states that this gun was never fired except for proofing. CONDITION: As new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has 2 or 3 small creases in the finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-57079 JR574 (25,000-50,000)

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*CASED CHAPUIS DBL RIFLE. Cal. 8X57JRS. SN 37596. Fine modern dbl rifle with 23-9/16″ bbls with ivory bead pedestal front sight & fixed rear sight mounted on a quarter rib. Rib has maker’s name. It has ejectors & dbl triggers. Bottom of the left bbl is marked with Cape Outfitter import mark. It has a scalloped boxlock receiver with beautiful rose & scroll engraving with about 65-70% coverage. It is mounted in highly figured center crotch cut tiger stripe walnut with checkered semi-beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 15″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Weight: 7 lbs, 7.5 ozs. Accompanied by its orig plastic case with foam lined lid & a set of European sized sling loops that could be installed. Bottom rib has a plugged screw hole for the front swivel. Accompanied by its orig target, warranty card and proof certificate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with brilliant case colors on the receiver, trigger guard & forend iron. Crisp mechanics, brilliant bores. Appears to be unfired. Case is equally new. 4-56490 JR589 (3,000-5,000)

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*CASED OSKAR MERKEL SUPERPOSED DBL RIFLE. Cal. 7X57 JR. SN 5024. Spectacular wartime produced rifle with 23-5/8″ superposed bbls with high matted rib, caterpillar front sight, fixed rear sight and claw mounts at the rear ends of the bbls. It has dbl bite & dbl extensions for Greener crossbolt with extractors & dbl triggers, the front trigger has a set feature. It is mounted with very nicely figured European walnut with checkered, trademark, Merkel 3-pc forearm and pistol grip stock with raised side panels and cheekpiece 14-1/8″ over a serrated horn buttplate. Bbls & buttstock have narrow European style sling swivels. Receiver has full coverage engraving of a bugling stag in a field scene on the left side, a large wild boar in a woodlands scene on the right side with a raebuck on the trigger bow. It is all surrounded by very well executed oak leaf & acorn patterns. Engraving extends about 2″ over the bbl reinforcements. Bottom of the bbl, beside the lugs, has the cal. marking, the WWII eagle “N” proof and the date “642”. The same eagle “N” proof is on the receiver. It is accompanied by a fine 4X “B. Nickel” scope in claw mounts to fit on the bbl. Also accompanied by its orig green canvas, green felt-lined, trunk case with leather trim. It has compartments for the bbls & stocked receiver with a 2-pc steel cleaning rod, two snap caps, two turn screws, a nickeled oil bottle, sling & a box of cleaning patches and 17 RWS copper tipped cartridges. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, has been fired but very little. Bbls retain virtually all of their orig fine blue and the receiver most of its orig case colors turned silver. Wood is sound and retains most of its orig factory finish with a couple of small bug bites in the buttplate. Optics are crisp. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case is near new. This rifle was very likely produced for a high ranking Nazi official in 1942. 4-57171 JR573 (2,750-3,750)

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VERY RARE CASED COGSWELL & HARRISON BIG BORE DBL RIFLE. Cal. 8 bore. SN 10354. Spectacular sidelock dbl rifle with 28-3/16″ damascus rifled bbls with flat, flat-hand matted rib, caterpillar from sight, platinum line 2-leaf express sight, rib extension third bite, dbl lump with extractors & dbl triggers. Locks are fitted with stalking safeties and it has an automatic thumb safety on the top tang. It is mounted with beautifully figured honey & chocolate streaky French walnut with full checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, 14-1/4″ over a solid red pad. Bbl & butt stock have sling eyes. Receiver & lockplates are lightly engraved with extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with the maker’s name in a ribbon on each lockplate. Bbls have the maker’s name & address on top. Bbl flats have black powder proofs & are marked “10” for 10 ga. and have a subsequent proof of an “8” for 8 ga. Accompanied by a maker’s letter on letterhead entitled “Certificate of Origin” that fully identifies this rifle as having been built as a 10 bore and delivered on 28th September 1880 to a Mr. Harvey. On 22nd May 1882 this rifle was returned to be upgraded for “8g metallic case”. Letter states that this is one of the earliest dbl rifles built on this type of Victor hammerless action. Also accompanied by a modern, oak & leather, red, felt-lined trunk case compartmented for the two pieces of the rifle, two turn screws, a rnd nickel oil bottle, a brass parts box, two Cogswell & Harrison 8 bore snap caps & eight Cogswell & Harrison #8 brass cases. Drop at the heel 1-7/16″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Weight: Approx. 16 lbs. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Metal & stock retain most of a wonderful very professional restoration with the case colors bright & true. Stock has minor nicks & dings with the bbl retaining a vivid brown Damascus pattern. Forearm does not appear to be refinished and has a dark oil stained appearance. Mechanics are crisp, bores are bright & strong with some minor light pitting near the chambers. Case is extremely fine. 4-55314 JR591 (12,500-17,500)

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SPECTACULAR RARE CASED UNDERLEVER PURDEY DBL RIFLE. Cal. 450. SN 7901. Wonderful early Purdey with 29-1/2″ Damascus bbls with flat smooth rib, caterpillar style front sight & 4-leaf, platinum line, express, rear sight (1 standing, 3 folding) marked “100”, “200”, “250” & “300”. Maker’s name & address of 314-1/2 Oxford Street, London is on the rib between the sights. It is mounted in very highly figured burl, marbled, Circassian walnut with full-checkered splinter forearm with sgl wedge & straight stock with cheek piece, 14-3/8″ over a checkered steel buttplate. Round receiver & back action lockplates, along with all the fittings, are beautifully engraved in extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with about 50-60% coverage. Locks have stalking safeties and it has very long top & bottom tangs with the opening lever serving as a finger rest. Stock & bbls have sling eyes. Accompanied by its orig red felt lined oak case with brass bull’s eye lifting handle in the lid and the maker’s label inside the lid. Bottom is compartmented for the rifle, a brass nutcracker style bullet mold with iron sprue cutter with inserts for square base & hollow base bullets. Also accompanied by a Dixon ebony handled powder measure, a 2-pc ebony cleaning rod with short handle for chamber brush, a Dixon ebony handled brush with cover, a sling, a pewter oil bottle & other cleaning tools. It also has an ebony wad rammer on a base. In addition it has orig, very rare, little cards that give instructions for each of the tools. Also included is the orig owner’s instruction manual titled, DIRECTIONS FOR PURDEY’S CENTRAL-FIRE BREECH-LOADING RIFLES and is dated “1868” with the orig serial number penned onto the front page. There is a piece of paper included, which indicates date of manufacture as 1869. The maker’s label in the lid, in addition to loading information, is inscribed “E.A.Le.G. Starkie / Co. E 3rd Battion / Huntroyde / East Laucs Reg. Padiham Lanc’s”. It also has “Arthur’s Club / S James / London”. Also accompanied by a letter from Purdey’s stating that this rifle is a 60 bore completed in 1869 for Capt. Starkie and lists the dimensions. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong orig brown Damascus pattern. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain most of their subtle orig case colors, slightly faded on right side of the receiver & back edge of the lockplates. Under lever retains about 60% case colors. Wood is sound showing light wear with minor nicks & scratches & retains about all of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case & accessories are equally fine. 4-55315 JR598 (8,000-15,000)

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4335

MASSIVE J. & W. TOLLEY SGL BBL UNDER LEVER ELEPHANT RIFLE. Cal. 4 bore. SN 6545. Exceptionally large sgl shot rifle with 36-1/4″ Damascus rnd, smoothbore bbl with bead front sight and 2-leaf platinum-line express rear sight mounted on a short, wide, serrated rib. It has a doll’s head extension with dbl bite & extractor. Maker’s name & address is on top of the bbl. It is mounted in very highly figured English walnut with coarse checkered, rnd, horn-tipped forearm and massive pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a crystallized solid red pad. Grip cap is serrated carved horn. Receiver has a fine wavy line border decoration & the lockplate a wavelet border, otherwise metal is unadorned. It has a right side mounted back action lock with the maker’s name and long top & bottom tangs. Bbl flat is marked “3-1/2″, 6 drams black powder & 2-1/8 oz. shot”. It is also marked “NOT NITRO”. Bottom of the bbl is marked “NOT FOR BALL”. Accompanied by its orig canvas & leather, blue felt lined trunk case with the maker’s label in the lid along with a 4-pc wood & brass cleaning rod & implements. Weight: Approx. 15 lbs. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 75% orig brown Damascus pattern with a slightly thinned area over the forearm. Receiver & lockplate retain 70-75% orig case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, turning silver elsewhere. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a few bug bites from the forend tip. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case is slightly stained with replaced straps & broken handle. Interior is lightly soiled with some rub damage & yellowed label, otherwise very fine. 4-55313 JR601 (5,000-8,000)

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4336

RARE TRULOCK & HARRISS PERCUSSION DBL RIFLE. Cal. 4 or 6 bore. NSN. This rare rifle has 30″ heavy Damascus bbls with flat rib having a dovetail front sight & 4-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Maker’s name with the address “9 Dawson St., Dublin” is on the rib at the breech end. It is mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with checkered forestock with dbl wedges, straight grip, raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2″ over a smooth steel buttplate. Lockplates hammers & trigger guard along with the top tang & breech end of the rib and the long stepped buttplate tang are all beautifully engraved with very fine foliate arabesque patterns. It has engraved platinum blow-out plugs & stalking safeties on the front action locks. Left side of the bbls is hand engraved with what appears to be Indian writing with numbers. It has a 2-pc patchbox on the right side, beautifully engraved with a large bull elephant, fine borders & arabesque patterns. Bbls & buttstock have sling eyes and there is no provision for a ramrod. Stock is cracked completely through the wrist, but easily repaired by a competent gunsmith. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain a mottled gray/brown patina with some Damascus pattern showing through. All the remaining metal retains a medium mottled silver/brown patina. Stock, broken as noted, is missing a sliver from the forestock with some battering behind the left hammer & retains dark oil stained finish about the forestock & wrist showing heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bores. 4-57428 JR639 (1,500-2,500)

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WILKINSON HOWDAH DBL BBL PISTOL. Cal. 577. 6 7/16” ribbed bbls. Marked “WILKINSON. PALL MALL. LONDON.”on top of the bbl rib. The name only appears on both lockplates. The opening lever starts on the bottom in front of the trigger guard but ends up on the right side behind the hammer. The Howdah pistols were popular in India and Africa where they were used as back up pistols when hunting dangerous game. The metal shows an old refinish. There is a large lanyard ring in the butt. CONDITION: Gray to blue/gray patina overall with light pitting. Right side of the grip is worn smooth. Mechanically fine. 4-57419 FS115 (5,000-8,000)

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*SCARCE CASED PURDEY DBL BBL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 20 ga. SN 27908. Beautiful Purdey with 26″ bbls choked FULL/MOD and 25″ bbls choked SKEET/SKEET. Both sets of bbls have narrow tapered matted ribs with sgl bead, dbl chopper lumps, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger and the receiver has assisted opening. It is mounted in very beautiful, highly figured, shell grain, burl walnut with a checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/4″ over a checkered butt. Stock has the gold initials “DF” inlaid in the bottom. Receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved in Purdey’s standard, very fine, rose & scroll patterns with about 70% coverage. Maker’s name is on each lockplate along with a cocked indicator and the maker’s name & address are on the bottom of the receiver. Trigger guard & trigger are for a right-handed shooter. Water tables have usual proof & maker’s marks with the 26″ bbls marked on the rear lump “R-65%” & “L-75%” and the 25″ bbls are marked “SKEET”. Both have 2-3/4″ chambers and are proofed at 3-1/4 tons. Accompanied by a large packet of correspondence between Purdey’s & a Mr. Richard Finear of Goleta, CA indicating that he ordered this shotgun in 1971 and it was delivered in 1975. Also accompanied by its orig chocolate brown, burgundy felt lined, leather trunk case compartmented for the stocked receiver, both bbls, a square Purdey oil bottle, two Purdey snap caps, a nickeled brass screw top parts bottle containing two orig firing pins, an orig 2-pc cleaning rod still in their tissue paper and two small wire handle brushes still in their tissue paper. Case has the maker’s label inside the lid along with the complete specifications for this shotgun. Drop at the heel 2-5/16″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Bore restrictions: 26″: left – .049, right – .024. 25″: left – .003, right – .003. Weight with 25″ bbls: 5 lbs, 14.2 ozs. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only very light muzzle edge wear and a minor nick or scratch in the wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-57128 JR588 (45,000-60,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED PURDEY DBL BBL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 25923. Beautiful Purdey game gun with two sets of bbls, both 26″, with narrow, smooth, concave, swamped ribs, sgl bead with the maker’s name & address. They have dbl chopper lumps with ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger with assisted opening feature. Both have usual markings on the bbl flats, proofed for 1-1/8 oz. loads and 2-1/2″ chambers, which appear to have been opened to 2-3/4″. One set of bbls is marked on the back lump “CHOKE” with both bbls being marked “CHOKE” and on the other set of bbls the left is marked “CHOKE”. One set of bbls appears to be FULL/FULL and the other MOD/IMP-CYL. It is mounted with very highly figured flame grained tiger stripe French or English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-5/8″ over a checkered horn buttplate. There is an oval silver initial plate on the bottom. Receiver, lockplates, opening lever, trigger guard & forend iron are beautifully engraved with very fine typical English rose & scroll patterns with about 70% coverage. Locks have cocked indicators and the maker’s name on each side. Also has the maker’s name & address on the bottom. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. It is accompanied by its orig oak & leather, red felt lined, trunk case, compartmented for the shotgun with both bbls, a square Purdey oil bottle, a pair of Purdey nickeled snap caps, a bone screw top parts bottle with two spare firing pins, a nickeled screw top metal jar of heavy grease, a 2-pc ebony cleaning rod, a turn screw and spanner. Lid is embossed “J.W.W.”. Also accompanied by a letter from Purdey’s fully identifying this shotgun with two sets of bbls choked as indicated. It was built in 1946 with sgl trigger with a listed weight of 6 lbs. 2-3/4 oz. and a pull of 14-5/8″. Drop at the heel 2-1/16″, drop at the comb 1-7/16″. Bore restrictions: (1) left – .036, right – .030. (2) left – .025, right – .010. Weight: 6 lbs, 7.9 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, nearly new. Has been fired but retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Bbls have only very minor muzzle edge wear & the wood a very minor nick or scratch. Case is extremely fine with some very minor soil and a nick & scratch or two. 4-55277 JR584 (25,000-35,000)

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*FINE CASED PURDEY SIDELOCK DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 25858A. Beautiful Purdey with 28-1/2″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with concave tapered matted rib, sgl bead, dbl chopper lump with third bite, ejectors & dbl triggers. Opening lever, inside the forend iron and bottom of the rear lump are engraved with a “2” indicating that this shotgun, at one time, was part of a 2-gun set. It is mounted with very highly figured French walnut with diamond checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over a checkered gutta percha buttplate. Bottom of the stock has a gold initial plate engraved “AG”. Receiver & lockplates are beautifully engraved with about 75-80% coverage very fine foliate & floral arabesque patterns. Lockplates have the maker’s name with cocked indicators and fences have a sgl-raised rib with side clips & has assisted opening. It is accompanied by its orig oak & leather, red felt-lined, trunk case containing a 2-pc ebony wiping rod with cleaning implements, a small red leather pouch with Purdey nickeled snap caps, a rnd Purdey oil bottle and a brass shell extractor. Case has heavy brass corner reinforcements, a rnd brass medallion in the lid and the embossed initials “A.G.”. Drop at the heel 1-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-1/8″. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .005, Weight: 7 lbs. 0.9 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. As new, retains virtually all of its wonderful Purdey finish to both metal & wood that is possibly an old maker’s restoration. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine black finish with only slight muzzle edge wear. Bbl address is slightly soft. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their shellac over the strong English style case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and retains most of its bright finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case has a few minor scuffs & nicks on the edges, otherwise retains most of its orig finish. 4-57114 JR571 (25,000-35,000)

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4341

*RARE CASED BOSS DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 7738. Spectacular Boss with 28″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with smooth, tapered, concave rib, sgl bead, dbl lump with ejectors & dbl triggers. Bbl flat is marked with usual proofs for 7/8 oz. and 2-1/2″ chambers, which have not been opened. It is mounted with extremely beautiful highly figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14-1/4″ over a checkered butt. Receiver, lockplates, trigger guard, opening lever & forend iron are all engraved in extremely beautiful English rose & scroll patterns with about 80% coverage. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Both lockplates have the maker’s name. Bottom of the stock has an unused initial plate. Accompanied by a copy of the orig order dated “4th April 1930” to Mrs. Van S. Merle-Smith. Order, in addition to the shotgun specifications, indicates that it should be engraved “K.F. M-S” and that it was shipped to K.F. Merle-Smith, Oyster Bay, NY with a case. It lists the specifications as two triggers, 20 bore, 28″ bbls, weight of 5 lbs. 7 oz. and a drop of 1-7/8″ & 1-3/8″ with a length of 14-3/8″ and a 1/8″ cast-off. Also accompanied by an orig Boss brown leather, burgundy felt-lined trunk case compartmented for the gun, a square Boss oiler bottle and two Purdey snap caps. It has the maker’s label in the lid & the initials “G.W.C.” embossed on the top. Given that the length of pull is different from the specifications and that the case is probably not orig to this gun and also that the initial plate is not engraved it appears that it has been re-stocked. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions: left – .012, right – .005. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine factory re-black. Receiver & lockplates retain 75-80% orig case colors, primarily on the lockplates, with the fences & bottom of the receiver turned silver. Trigger guard retains about 90% orig blue, thinned about the middle. Buttstock is crisp with sharp edges & clean checkering and appears new. Forearm retains most of its factory-restored finish. Lining in the lid of the case is replaced and it has three replaced corner reinforcements with nicks, scratches & dings but remains fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-55278 JR581 (25,000-35,000)

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4342

*SPECTACULAR CASED PIOTTI KING-1 GRADE DBL BBL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 28 ga. SN 8375. Fabulous dbl made for Frank Pachmayr and so marked on the bottom of each right bbl and on the water table as Model “Pachmayr Extra”. It has 8 pin sidelocks with 26″ & 28″ bbls numbered “1” & “2” respectively with flat tapered matted ribs with sgl silver bead with the #1 bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL and the #2 bbls choked MOD/MOD. They have ejectors, dbl chopper lumps, & sgl non-selective matted trigger with right hand trigger guard. It is mounted with spectacular burled French or Circassian walnut with checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2″ over a checkered butt. Bottom of the stock has a gold initial plate engraved “DONATED / TO DUCKS / UNLIMITED / BY NAN AND / FRANK / PACHMAYR”. Receiver & lockplates are extraordinarily engraved with a full game scene in Bulino style with three gold flying doves in a very detailed field scene on the left lockplate, three gold flying quail in a very detailed field scene on the right lockplate and an extraordinarily detailed pointer holding a dead quail in a field scene on the floorplate. All three scenes are signed “Balneari”. Receiver & about 1/3 of the floorplate, along with the trigger guard, top tang & opening lever have full coverage, extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns & sprays of flower blossoms. Opening lever has a gold crown & the top tang has “S” in gold. Screw heads are engraved to match with the floorplate screw completely masked by engraving. Forend iron is engraved to match and the forearm has the gold Piotti crest in the center diamond. Accompanied by its orig, burgundy leather, green felt-lined, trunk case with the maker’s label in the lid, a pair of nickel snap caps and the orig Piotti felt sleeves. Drop at the heel 1-7/8″, drop at the comb 1-5/16″. Bore restrictions: #1: left – .006, right – .005. #2: left – .008, right – .008. Weight with 26″ bbls: 5 lbs. 8.1 oz. This gun if ordered today would probably cost in the range of $60,000. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine with a few minor nicks in the stock finish, otherwise appears new & retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant bores. Case is equally new. 4-56802 (30,000-45,000)

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4343

*CASED RIZZINI MODEL S792EMEL OVER/UNDER 3-BBL SET. Cal. .410, 28 ga., 20 ga. SN 16464. Wonderful lightweight hunting gun with 27-5/8″ vent rib superposed bbls with sgl bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. It is mounted with spectacular marble cake honey & chocolate French walnut wood with three rounded field style forearms and rnd knob pistol grip stock, 14″ over a checkered butt. Receiver & sideplates are very beautifully engraved in bank note style by “Creative Art” with the vignette of a flying quail in a hilly scene on the left side, two flying snipe in a marsh scene on the right side and a woodcock in a woodland scene on the bottom, all surrounded by about 30% coverage very fine arabesque patterns. Opening lever has pierced engraving. Left sideplate has the maker’s name and the right sideplate “MARCHENO”. Trigger plate is pantograph engraved “LOVE DAD” and the trigger bow “LT JR”. The engraver’s signature is on the trigger plate. The .410 bbls are choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL while the 28 ga. & 20 ga. bbls are choked MOD/IMP-CYL. Accompanied by orig maroon leather, burgundy red felt lined trunk case with compartments for all three bbls with forearms, the stocked receiver plus three sets of gold-plated snap caps. Drop at the heel 2-1/16″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Weight with 28 ga. bbls: 6 lbs. 4.9 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has a minor mar or two in the finish with some dulling around the wrist, otherwise the finish is bright & shiny. Case is equally new. 4-57129 JR566 (12,500-17,500)

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4344

*CASED RENATO GAMBA DBL BBL SHOTGUN WITH SAUDI ROYALTY CONNECTIONS. Cal. 20 ga. SN A32911. This shotgun is from the collection of Prince Faisal M. Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. Mannlicher Ambassador model with 28″ bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, flat, hand matted rib with sgl ivory bead, dbl chopper lump, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. It is mounted in spectacular marble cake honey & chocolate circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/2″ over a checkered butt. Forearm has the maker’s gold crest in the center, along with a curious teardrop shaped inlay in the other diamond. Receiver & lockplates are high polish royal blue with simple, extremely fine, gold wire borders with engraved sunbursts around the screw heads & the maker’s name in gold on each side. Maker’s name & address are in gold on the bottom and there is a beautiful royal crest in gold with the initials “RGA”, also in gold, on the trigger bow. 7-pin sidelocks have gold line cocked indicators and top tang has “SIGURA” in gold. Accompanied by a typewritten letter on Prince Saud’s letterhead dated “3-17-93” certifying that this shotgun, listed by serial number, was part of the Prince’s collection of approximately $2,500,000 worth of guns. It is signed by Sam Singer who states that he worked for the prince as manager of his company, Yamamah, Ltd., for fifteen years. Also accompanied by a brown leather, red ultra-suede, lined trunk case with maker’s label in the lid and a brass plate in scribed “H.R.H. PRINCE FAISAL M. AL SAUD / SAUDI ARABIA” on the lid of the parts box. Drop at the heel 2-3/16″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions: left – .024, right – .017. Weight: 6 lbs. 4.8 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. May have been fired but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its high polish blue on the metal and hand rubbed finish on the wood. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case is lightly nicked, dinged & scratched on the exterior with some light soiling to the lining and with a repaired partition. 4-56382 JR583 (15,000-20,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED GRULLA MODEL 1 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 30705. Spectacular, custom ordered dbl with 26″ bbls marked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, smooth, concave rib with sgl bead and dbl chopper lumps with ejectors and dbl triggers, front is articulated. Bbls are marked with the maker’s name & address. It has hand detachable side locks with cocked indicators. It is mounted in spectacular, streaky, marble cake, Circassian walnut with checkered pushbutton splinter forearm and straight stock with teardrop side panels, 14-9/16″ over a checkered butt, with a small gold initial plate. The receiver & lockplates have full coverage foliate & floral pattern engraving with the maker’s name on the bottom. Accompanied by a copy of an American Arms tag identifying this shotgun with the information that it was imported in 1989. It is also accompanied by its orig chocolate brown leather covered case with maroon felt lining and the maker’s label in the lid. Bore restrictions: left – .005, right – .006. Drop at the heel 2-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.8 oz. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Case colors on the receiver & lockplates are brilliant. 4-55019 JR771 (5,500-7,500)

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*CASED PIOTTI MODEL BSEE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 6075. Fine boxlock dbl with 26-3/4″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered matted rib, sgl bead, dbl lump with third bite, ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. It is mounted with very nicely figured walnut with checkered semi-beavertail forearm & straight stock, 14-5/16″ over a checkered butt. It has a silver toeplate engraved “LL”. Receiver is nicely engraved with vignettes of flowers on each side and the bottom surrounded by very well executed fine foliate arabesque patterns. Fences have large flower blossoms. Accompanied by a fine tan leather green felt lined Italian trunk case with compartments for the bbls & the stocked receiver. Drop at the heel 2-1/16″, drop at the comb 1-3/16″. Bore restrictions: left – .020, right – .013. Weight: 6 lbs. 3.7 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% glossy orig blue. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine coin finish & the trigger guard & lever all of their orig blue. Wood is sound with a nick or two on the stock, otherwise retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-56436 JR568 (5,000-8,000)

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4346A.

*SPECTACULAR AND RARE FOX MODEL FE DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal 12 ga. SN 18280. Wonderful rare Fox with 30″ bbls choked FULL/FULL, tapered concave matted rib with single silver bead, rib extension with square crossbolt slot with ejectors and dbl triggers. The receiver and about 3″ up the bbls are engraved with very beautiful foliate and floral arabesque patterns with a gold bird dog on each side. The bottom has a large vignette of a partridge and two quail and the trigger bow small vignette of flying duck. The hinge pin has a gold circle on each end and “SAFE” is in gold on the top tang. The bbls have a gold lightning bolt in the engraving over each chamber and there is gold line at the breech end of the rib. The bbls are engraved “Krupp Fluid Steele Made to Order By” on the right side and “A.H. Fox Gun Co., Phila. PA. U.S.A.” on the left side. It is mounted with spectacular honey and chocolate marble cake Circassian walnut wood with very fine checkered, full coverage, splinter forearm carved in fleur de lis and ribbon patterns. The stock has a round knob semi-pistol grip with fleur de lis carved checkered side panels with matching fleur de lis and ribbon patterns on the wrist. It is 14-1/4″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a dbl end brown leather Leg-O-Mutton case that is marked on the lid with the Iver Johnson stamp and the brass plate on the side of the body is engraved in period script “F.N. Beal / Phillips, / Maine.” Drop at the heel 2-9/16″, drop at the comb 1-9/16″, weight 7lbs 4.2oz. Bore restrictions: left .034; right .036. Wall thickness: left .034; right .032. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Nearly new. May have been fired but if so very little. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Bbl blue is strong and bright with only extremely minor sharp edge wear. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig strong case colors with some slight thinning on the outer edges of the fences. Trigger guard retains most all of its orig factory blue. Stock and forearm have a few scattered very minor nicks and scratches. Crisp mechanics. Bright shiny bores. Case is dry with crackled surface and a detached leather hinge. 4-57465 JR (25,000-50-000)

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*SPECTACULAR WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN DBL BBL SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN W32907. Rare & unusual skeet/trap combination set with 26″ & 32″ vent rib bbls with two forearms. The 26″ bbls are choked WS1/WS2 and the 32″ bbls are choked FULL/MOD. Ribs have dbl ivory beads & are marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR D.W. ELLIS JR.”. It is mounted with extremely, fine-grained, sunburst, center crotch cut, American walnut, Monte Carlo stock with a trap style forearm on the 32″ bbls & a skeet style forearm on the 26″ bbls. All three pieces of the wood are “B” carved with fleur-de-lis and ribbons and the stock is 14-3/4″ over an orig black Winchester waffle pad. It has a flat side receiver with large vignette of a gold setter on the left side, a gold pointer on the right side, two gold pheasant on the floorplate and a gold spaniel head on the trigger bow, all surrounded by full coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. Grip cap has gold “GRAND AMERICAN” and the outer edge has a gold wire inlay. Engraving extends 3″ over the chamber areas of both sets of bbls. Accompanied by its orig brown leather, burgundy felt-lined, trunk case with compartments for both sets of bbls with forearms, the stocked receiver and a pair of nickeled snap caps. Lid is gold embossed “D.W.E. JR.” Drop at the heel 1-5/8″, Drop at the end of the comb 1-1/4″, drop at front of the comb 1-1/8″. Bore restrictions: 32″ bbls: left – .030, right – .016. 26″ bbls: left – .009, right – .003. Weight with 26″ bbls: 8 lbs. 1.6 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears new. Retains virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish to both metal & wood, probably factory. Some small spots of pitting on the floorplate. Stock finish has a couple of tiny spots of crazing near the pad and a couple of small dings on the left side. Receiver has an area of finish at the top rear that has turned purple. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is slightly scuffed on the corner reinforcements with a nick or two on the body, otherwise extremely fine. 4-56434 JR567 (30,000-50,000)

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*CASED WINCHESTER CUSTOM GRADE MODEL 21 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 23484. Fine Model 21 with 26″ bbls choked IMP-CYL/CYL opened up from MOD/IMP-CYL. It has tapered matted rib with sgl bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. It is mounted with very highly figured center crotch cut sunburst American walnut wood with checkered beavertail forearm & straight stock with checkered side panels, 14-3/8″ over a Winchester solid red pad. Receiver is very beautifully engraved with two flying ducks on left side, two flying quail on right side & two bird dogs on the floorplate surrounded by flourishes of very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with a dash & dot border pattern. Accompanied by a custom chocolate brown leather red felt lined trunk case & an orig Model 21 hard rubber buttplate. Drop at the hee – 2”. Drop at the comb – 1-1/2”. Bore restrictions: left – .009, right – .007. Weight: 6 lbs, 2.6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a wonderful professionally restored finish to both metal & wood. Stock has a tiny mar or two in the finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-57116 (5,000-7,000)

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4349

*FABULOUS CASED JOHN ADAMS ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 3201. Skeet grade 21 with 26″ bbls listed with WS1/WS2 chokes but now fitted with Briley choke tubes. It has concave matted rib, dbl silver beads, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Mounted with highly figured very beautiful flame grain American walnut with checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered side panels, 14″ over a checkered butt. Receiver, top lever, trigger guard & forend iron are spectacularly engraved by renowned Colt engraver, John Adams, with extremely, well-detailed, gold, flying pheasant on the left side; gold, flying partridge on the right side; a gold setter on point on the floorplate with two, gold, flying partridge & a gold spaniel’s head on the trigger bow. Side panels of the receiver have gold wire border with three flourishes of inlaid gold arabesque patterns with full coverage fill engraving of arabesque patterns. Forward side panels, top of the receiver & two spots on the floorplate have very beautiful bouquets of roses in pink & green gold. Dogs are in two color white & yellow gold and the bird dog on the floorplate is in a wonderfully detailed woodland scene. Top tang has the serial number and “SAFE” in gold. Trigger guard & trigger plate also have full coverage engraving with arrows & “L” and “R” in gold. Forend iron has gold wire borders. Standing breech, water table & inside the forend iron are jeweled. Engraving extends 1-7/8″ over the chamber areas of the bbls with gold wire & a rose in 3-color yellow, rose & green gold. Accompanied by several sheets of paperwork regarding this shotgun, one of which is a signed letter dated 4/26/90 from John J. Adams detailing how he engraved the gun in 1985 for a Mr. Gene Landurand. Another letter is from USRA stating that this shotgun was manufactured July 14, 1936 for stock. There is an invoice for installation of Briley chokes. There is a copy of a photograph of the current owner holding the gun on a pheasant hunt in South Dakota in October of 1987. Also accompanied by a light brown burgundy ultra suede lined trunk case with Pachmayr label in the lid. Front compartment contains three spare chokes, a pair of snap caps & choke tube wrench. Drop at the heel 2-7/16″, drop at the comb 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.2 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its great custom finish to both metal & wood. Has been fired very little. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is equally fine. 4-56858 JR590 (12,500-17,500)

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4350

*WINCHESTER SPECIAL PRESENTATION MODEL 21 DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 22305. This shotgun was presented to William A. Patterson on his 20th anniversary as the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines. Shotgun is a field grade with 28″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with concave tapered matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Left side of the bbls has the usual marking with the “2-3/4” obliterated and a “3” over stamped. Apparently at some time in the past Mr. Patterson had the chambers extended to 3″. It is mounted in very highly figured burl American walnut wood with checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-1/2″ over a crystallized Pachmayr waffle pad. Receiver is step-sided without decoration on the sides. Floorplate is engraved “TO / PAT / ON HIS / 20TH / APRIL 1, 1949”. Pat is inlaid in gold and it has the United Airlines shield-shaped logo also in gold. Below the inscription are twelve engraved names of his subordinate managers. Accompanied by a brief biography of Mr. Patterson who apparently was United Airlines CEO 1934-65. This shotgun was apparently presented to him on his 20th anniversary as president along with a 20 ga. Model 21. This biography also states that Mr. Patterson used both guns for bird shooting in northern Illinois and later gave them to his son-in-law, James Kennedy. In the Fall of 2002, due to medical reasons, Mr. Kennedy sold both shotguns. Also accompanying is a bill of sale dated Nov. 15, 2002. Also accompanied by a dbl ended leather case with the initials “W.A.P”. Drop at the heel 2-1/4″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .005. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig blue & the receiver 98-99% orig blue with a very few, very scattered tiny pinpoints of rust with a few more on the trigger bow. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-56435 JR570 (4,000-7,000)

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*FINE PIOTTI DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 6436. Built on a boxlock action with 26″ bbls choked MOD/CYL with smooth tapered concave rib, sgl bead, ejectors, dbl lump & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured European or Circassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock, 14-13/16″ over a checkered butt. Receiver is triple scallop boxlock with coin finish and has about 85% coverage, very well executed foliate arabesque pattern engraving. Trigger guard & forend iron have light flourishes of arabesque patterns. Drop at the heel 1-7/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .005. Weight: 5 lbs. 9.3 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. May have been fired but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with very minor mars in the wood finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-57033 (6,000-8,000)

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4352

*WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD. DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN 99145. Wonderful little dbl with 26-1/8″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with smooth concave tapered rib, sgl bead, bbl extension third bite with dbl lumps, ejectors & dbl triggers. It is mounted with nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight stock with raised side panels, 14-1/2″ over a serrated butt. It has a silver oval initial plate on the bottom engraved with the crest of Herman Goering on a shield and the number “27”. It has a boxlock receiver with light flourishes of arabesque patterns around the screw & pinholes with a light swag border. Accompanied by a soft leather takedown case with side pouch and shoulder strap that has an oval plate on the flap engraved “FRITZ HASSE / IN / GODESBERG”. Drop at the heel 2″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Bore restrictions: left – .007, right – .006. Weight: 4 lbs. 13.6 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig blue with only minor sharp edge wear. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Floorplate & trigger guard retain most of a restored finish. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a very fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is dry & crackled with some finish loss. End flap tab is replaced and one of the pouch straps is broken. 4-55276 (5,000-9,000)

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CASED AYA MODEL 37 SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 421942. Fine Merkel style, superposed shotgun with two sets of bbls, one 28-1/8″ choked FULL/IMP-MOD and the other 26″ choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL. Both have flat matted ribs with sgl bead and the numbers “1” and “2” in gold at the chamber ends. Bbls have dbl bites with dbl bbl extensions for Greener crossbolt with ejectors & sgl non-selective trigger. It is mounted with very highly figured streaky French or English walnut with Merkel style 3-pc forearm with a sgl bottom section for both bbls. It has pistol grip stock, 13-3/4″ over a checkered butt. Left side of the bbls has the maker’s name & the right sides are engraved “CYRIL S. ADAMS – HOUSTON, TEXAS.” Bottom of the stock has a gold inlaid “S”. Accompanied by an orig brown leather, green felt-lined, trunk case with maker’s label in the lid. Receiver & detachable lockplates are beautifully engraved in very fine English style rose & scroll patterns with about 80% coverage. Maker’s name is on each side of the receiver. Lock mechanism is gold-plated and inside the lockplates are jeweled. Drop at the heel 1-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions: 28″ bbls top – .030, bottom – .029. 26″ bbls top – .010, bottom – .008. Weight with 26″ bbls: 7 lbs. 0.1 oz. .Also accompanied by a letter from Cyril S. Adams stating that he did import a few of these guns for his customers. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls all retain about 98% strong orig blue with only minor edge wear. Receiver & lockplates have been polished bright which appears to be orig factory work although the insides are case colored. A catalogue, which accompanies this lot, shows an identical gun with polished receiver & lockplates. Bottom of the forearm has two small grain checks, otherwise the wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally fine. 4-56397 JR577 (8,000-12,000)

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*RARE EXQUISITE CASED BROWNING ACTION & STYLE B-25; GRADE HEIDELBERG D4G SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 54887S75. Exceptionally fine Browning with 27-5/8″ bbls having a Broadway style rib with white Bradley front bead and semi-beavertail 3-pc forearm. End of the rib is open, but does not appear to have been cut. It is choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL. #2 bbls have a narrow tapered hand matted rib with fine silver bead and a 3-pc tulip forearm and choked MOD/IMP-CYL. It is mounted with exceptional, highly figured, marble cake honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with satin oil finish, square grip long tang stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/8″ over a skip-line checkered hard rubber buttplate. Grip cap has a gold oval with initials “TAW”. It is fitted with ejectors & wide checkered sgl selective trigger. Receiver & forend iron are spectacularly engraved with a full side vignette of three flying pheasant in a woodland scene on the left, three flying ducks in a marsh scene on the right, with the balance having 100% peened background on action coverage, extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns. Left side has the engraver’s signature “R. Dewil”. Top tang has “S”, “O” and “U” in gold. Engraving patterns, slightly different, extend up over the bbl reinforcements. Accompanied by a brown leatherette covered square corner case with green felt lined bottom and tan faux fur. Also accompanied by its orig Certificate of Identification, which is dated “31 January 1979”, and its Certificate of Proof along with all four of its test targets. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Bore restrictions: #1 top – .004, bottom – .004, #2 top – .023, bottom – .011. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.7 oz. According to research done by the consignor, the current costs from Browning shop to recreate this exact gun would be around $55,000. Owner states that this gun was never fired except for proofing. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Blue is strong & bright and the stock finish has one or two light scratches, otherwise is exceptionally fine. Mechanic are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. Case is fine. 4-56827 (25,000-50,000)

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*SPECTACULAR CASED BROWNING MIDAS GRADE SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 54467V9. Fine Midas grade with 26-3/8″ bbls choked FULL/MOD with narrow, hand matted rib, sgl ivory bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very highly figured tiger striped American walnut with rnd checkered forearm & rnd knob short tang stock with raised side panels & extended checkering patterns, 14-1/4″ over a black Browning composition buttplate. Receiver has full coverage engraving by R. Greco whose signature appears on both sides. It has large vignettes of three flying gold pheasant in a detailed woodland scene on the left side, three flying gold ducks in a detailed marsh scene on the right side & a flying gold quail on the bottom. Top tang has “S” in gold. Trigger guard, opening lever, forend iron & 2″ up the bbl are engraved to match. Accompanied by a Browning rnd corner, brown, leatherette, faux fur lined trunk case along with its plastic warranty card made out to Thomas Barletta of Punxutawney, PA, owner’s manual & other papers. Unfortunately, this is a salt gun as there is evidence of some fine pitting where the stock meets the metal on the right & left loops. Bore restrictions: top – .022, bottom – .008. CONDITION: As noted. Otherwise the metal retains virtually all of its orig factory blue. Wood is sound with some finish bubbling & loss on the forearm, otherwise retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-56856 (7,500-10,000)

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*FN BROWNING MODEL B26 SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN L13RP04277. Fine Browning made for the European market with 28″ vent rib bbls choked IMP-MOD/IMP-CYL with narrow matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. It is mounted in straight grain European walnut with coarse checkered schnable tip forearm & pistol grip stock, 14-1/8″ over a black Browning composition buttplate. Receiver is coin finished with large vignettes of a European hunting scene with a hunter, dog & hare in a field scene on the left side, three flying quail on the right side & a flying mallard on the trigger plate, all surrounded by sweeping, very well executed, foliate arabesque patterns. Engraver’s signature “R Baptiste” appears on the right side of the trigger plate. Trigger guard has the Browning deer head logo. Accompanied by its orig black 2-pc, Styrofoam lined, cardboard box with red & black end label. Bore restrictions: over – .020, under – .013. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Appears to be unfired with only a minor scrape from the ejectors on the standing breech. Wood has one or two minor handling marks, otherwise retains about all of its orig finish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-56393 JR600 (3,000-5,000)

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*FN MODEL 27 SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN L13RP01832. Beautiful Belgian made Browning without the Browning name that has 28″ vent rib bbls choked IMP-MOD/IMP-CYL with narrow matted rib, sgl bead, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Receiver has full coverage extremely fine game scene engraving with large vignettes of two flying pheasant on the left side in a field scene, three quail on the right side and a mallard duck on the trigger plate, all surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger bow has the Browning deer head logo and all of the metal, except the bbls, is coin finished. Wood is straight grain walnut with checkered semi-schnable tip forearm and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4″ over a Browning black composition buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Has been fired, but retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish. Stock has a grain check on the left side by the receiver, otherwise the wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-56392 JR532 (3,000-5,000)

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*CASED PERAZZI MX8 SUPERPOSED TRAP GUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 45894. Fine trap gun with 32″ bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD, with high, serrated ventilated rib with dbl beads and ventilated side ribs. It has ejectors & removable sgl, non-selective trigger. It is mounted in very nicely figured, light colored walnut wood with checkered grasping groove beavertail forearm and Monte Carlo stock with raised side panels & pistol grip, 14-5/8″ over the orig brown waffle trap pad. Receiver is nicely scalloped without engraving. Accompanied by an orig, Perazzi, black plastic, red velvet lined, takedown case with a spring replacement kit including two spare springs, two firing pins & a tool. There is also a third spare spring. Also accompanied by a custom made spare stock by B.E. Barrett of Rye, NH that has raised side panels with pistol grip and rollover cheek piece and is about 15″ over a Morgan adjustable pad. Consignor states that prior to storing the shotgun he releases the tension on the hammer springs and removes the trigger group and the entire time he’s owned it, since it was new, he has never had a broken spring. Bore restrictions: left – .042, right – .022. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 85-90% bright orig case colors, worn thin on the bottom. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of its orig factory varnish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Spare stock shows light to moderate wear with minor nicks & scratches and retains about 85% strong finish. 4-56500 JR575 (2,500-4,000)

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CASED PAIR OF EARLY HAMMER SHOTGUNS. Cal. 16 ga. SN 3609 & 3824. Wonderful early round action Bosses with 29-1/2″ Sir Joseph Whitworth compressed steel bbls with numbers “3” & “4” engraved on the ribs. Guns are numbered “1” & “2” on the trigger guards, but all the serial numbers match their respective pcs. Both sets are choked MOD/CYL. They have smooth concave tapered ribs with sgl silver bead, extractors & dbl bites. These shotguns are fitted with the rare Purdey thumb latch, which incorporates a very wide trigger guard with a hole in the front for inserting the thumb to activate this patented opening latch. Mounted in very highly figured marble cake honey & chocolate French walnut and both have silver initial plates on the bottom engraved with a crown over an “N”. Both guns have checkered splinter forearms with swinging latches & straight stocks, 15-1/4″ over crystallized Pachmayr pads. #3824 is a broken through wrist with a fingernail size chip of wood missing. Both stocks have tapered wedges inserted between the pad & buttstock. Forend latches are engraved identically but are of different size & shape. Receivers & lockplates are identically engraved with full coverage very fine foliate arabesque patterns. Hammers & trigger guards are engraved to match. Receivers have scalloped fences with firing pin shields. #1 Drop at the heel 2-1/2″, drop at the comb 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions: left – .014, right – .003. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.4 oz. #2. No drops recorded due to broken wrist. Bore restrictions: left – .017, right – .002. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.4 oz. Accompanied by their orig, heavy, brown leather, red felt-lined, trunk case with maker’s label in the lid and the bottom compartmented for all the various pieces. Written on a paper inside the lid are the charges for these guns & on the front is a hand written paper label inscribed “The Lord Harkings 1893”. Lid has a large brass plaque engraved with a shotgun, fly rod & retrieving dog with the name “CHESTER R. NAULT”. CONDITION: #1. Good to very good. Bbls retain about 90% orig blue, thin at the muzzle & chamber ends with some pitting on the top of the left bbl. Bottom rib retains most of its orig Damascus pattern. Receiver & lockplates retain case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and a grain check on the right side of the butt with the checkering showing heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. #2. About good. Bbls retain about 92-93% orig blue with muzzle & chamber end wear and the bottom rib retains most of its orig Damascus pattern with traces of damascus pattern on the top rib. Receiver & lockplates retain strong case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Stock, with the aforementioned broken wrist, shows heavy wear with numerous nicks & scratches. Forearm has a sliver missing from the edge and shows heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Case is worn, nicked & scratched with soiled interior and is missing its straps and with a broken carrying handle. 4-56854 JR596 (6,000-8,000)

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