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1000

RARE JENNINGS BREECHLOADING SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 102. Cal 54. Standard rifle with 26″ rnd smooth bore bbl, ramrod tube under the bbl containing a brass & hickory cleaning rod that is probably a replacement. It has pin front sight on a dovetail and fixed rear sight on the frame over the chamber area. Left side of frame has the Robbins & Lawrence markings along with “C.P. DICKSON AGENT / NEW YORK / PATENTED 1849”. Receiver & rear end of the bbl are nicely engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Hammer shank & buttplate tang are engraved to match. Breech cover & pellet priming receptacle are present. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that has straight grip & crescent buttplate with an engraved 2-1/4″ by 3/4″ nickel silver oval inlaid in the left side. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were probably less than 1,000 of these rare rifles produced in 2 varieties 1848-1851. The first model was a repeater and the model described here was a factory conversion or one built at the factory from Jennings Repeater parts. This rifle used the “Rocket Ball” cartridge which was grossly underpowered and unsuitable for either military or sporting use which led to the demise of this design, but propelled the Chief Engineer, B. Tyler Henry into prominence. He later invented the Volcanic line of arms which evolved into the Model 1860 Henry Rifle, which then became the Winchester dynasty. Many of the existing Jennings rifles were converted to muzzle loader. Very few are found today in orig configuration. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with the metal an overall cleaned gray patina with areas of pitting over the bbl. Receiver is lightly pitted around the breech opening and nipple areas with the remainder a gray/brown patina. Buttplate & trigger guard are matching patina. Trigger guard has welded repairs. Stock has a repaired chip at the toe and another in right side of top tang with a gouge in the left wrist and shows a hand worn patina. Hammer is not solid at full cock, otherwise mechanics are a little loose but functional. Bore is moderately pitted. 51460-2 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1000

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1003

RARE SMITH & WESSON NUMBER 1 VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL.

SN 252H. Cal. 31. All steel construction with 4-1/8″ oct bbl, pinched pin front sight and fixed rear sight in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl is marked “SMITH & WESSON / NORWICH, CT.” and left flat is marked with the patent date. Mounted with 2-pc bag-shaped smooth rosewood grips matching numbered to this pistol. Receiver and sideplates are nicely engraved in standard Volcanic foliate arabesque patterns. SN was observed on left side of frontstrap, under the grip, right side of lever and inside each grip. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,200 of these rare pistols were produced 1854-1855. In 1855, the Smith & Wesson Manufacturing Company was reorganized as The Volcanic Repeating Arms Company and operated as such in 1857, at which time it was reorganized by Oliver F. Winchester in what was to become the New Haven Arms Company. About 1855 or 1856, Smith & Wesson left the company and Oliver Winchester assumed control. The New Haven Arms Company remained in business until about 1860 when B. Tyler Henry capitalized on the design of the Volcanic pistol and produced the very successful Model 1860 Henry rifle, which was succeeded by the Model 1866 Winchester, still using the same design which began the Winchester Dynasty as we know it today. The Volcanic cartridge was simply a hollow base lead bullet that contained the propellant and priming mixture. They were severely under-powered and nearly impossible to extract in the event of a mis-fire or or desire to unload a chambered rnd, without the use of a ramrod type tool. As such, they never gained strong popularity with the buying public resulting in the limited production and low survival rate. CONDITION: Very fine. No orig finish remains being an overall blue-grey patina with a few small dings on the left side of the rotating loading sleeve. Receiver and sideplates show lightly rounded edges with strong, clear engraving. Grips are sound showing high point wear with a few light nicks and scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with very fine scattered spots of pitting. 51820-1 JRL (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1003

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1004

RARE NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 1 VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL WITH SPECIAL FACTORY ENGRAVING.

SN 1568. Cal. 31. Very rare pistol with 3-1/2″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, pinched post front sight and fixed rear sight in a dovetail in top flat of frame. Mounted with smooth, 2-pc, square butt walnut grips with last 3 digits of matching SN inside each grip. SN was also observed on left side of buttstrap under the grip. Receiver and sideplates are silver plated and very nicely factory engraved with a patriotic American shield on each sideplate surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and a sunburst over the top. Matching patterns are lightly engraved on the front and rear sides of the frame, over the top and on the backstrap with feather patterns surrounding the hammer slot. The transition flats from the sideplates to the front flat panels are engraved in a wide border pattern, with fine border patterns completely around the sideplates. The New Haven Arms Company was the successor to the Volcanic Arms Company which had succeeded Smith & Wesson, the inventors of this design of action. Oliver Winchester, a shirt maker by trade, invested in the Volcanic Arms Company about 1855 and when Smith & Wesson dropped out in about 1856, he apparently assumed control and reorganized the company into the New Haven Arms Company in 1857. The company remained in production under that name until about 1860. The design of this pistol was incorporated into the very successful Henry Model 1860 lever action rifle of Civil War fame and later became the basis for the Winchester Model 1866, 1873 & 1876 series of firearms which established the Winchester Dynasty. The Volcanic cartridges were simply a hollow base lead bullet filled with propellant and priming mixture and were severely under powered. A misfired round or the desire to unload a chambered round was virtually impossible to remove from the chamber without aid of a ramrod type tool and as such the buying public did not readily accept this design which resulted in the very limited production. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique Firearms only about 850 of these rare pistols were produced 1857-1860. Those examples that were engraved from the factory generally followed a very standard pattern. Finding one of these pistols with patterns that deviate from the standard is extremely rare, especially a patriotic theme such as found here. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine retain about 15% bright blue in the most sheltered areas with the balance a blue/brown patina. Frame and sideplates retain about 85% orig silver showing edge wear and most of the losses to the right side. Hammer retains faint case colors and the lever a brown patina. Grips are sound showing sharp edge wear with a few nicks and scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. A very rare Volcanic pistol. 51820-2 (17,500-22,500) – Lot 1004

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1010

RARE INSCRIBED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 6699. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, integral magazine, square back German silver front sight and 900 yd Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has crisp 2-line Henry patent date and company address. SN was observed on top flat of bbl between rear sight & receiver, left side of lower tang, under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut buttstock with pointed heel brass buttplate that has a trap. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel with pronounced “Henry Bump” below. There is a corresponding sling loop in the left gullet of the bbl. Rnd section of bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “65” with matching number on rear face of loading sleeve. Right side plate is engraved in period script “Walter Passavant / Pittsburgh, Penna.”. Walter Passavant appears to have been born 1852 in Pittsburgh,PA and died and is buried in Helena, MT. He was the son of William A. Passavant, a Lutheran minister who was a great philanthropist who founded numerous benevolent institutions, hospitals and orphanages throughout the late 19th century. He also founded an academy at Zelienople, PA which later became Thiel College, along with a seminary in Chicago. Rev. Passavant’s influence on American Lutheranism was so profound that this period was referred to as “The Passavant Era”. Walter was the direct descendant of Baron Detmarr Basse (1762-1836) who, in 1802 purchased 10,000 acres in the area now known as Zelienople-Harmony, PA. He planned the town and named it after his eldest daughter “Zelie”. She married Phillippe Louis Passavant in 1807 and immigrated to America that same year. They were the parents of Rev. Dr. William Alfred Passavant, Walter’s father. Very little more could be learned regarding Walter Passavant other than that he married Mary Passavant who died in 1906 in Helena, MT. This rifle is listed by SN on page 82 of The Historic Henry Rifle, Wiley Sword. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a full genealogical history of the Passavant Family along with assorted supporting documents about the rifle and its provenance.. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain 25-30% thinning orig blue, stronger in the gullets and protected areas with the balance a pleasing blue/brown patina showing very light sharp edge wear. Receiver & side plates retain sharp edges showing only light wear with a few, scattered nicks & scratches and overall retain a smooth, even, medium mustard patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Hammer retains about 60% mottled, thin case colors. Lever is a medium brown patina. Buttstock is sound with a very few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. The stock swivel base retains bright case colors. Mechanics are crisp. Strong, sharp bore with fine pitting. 51262-1 (35,000-60,000) – Lot 1010

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1013

RARE HENRY 1860 2ND MODEL LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 428. Cal 44 RF HENRY. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine, early style rounded German silver front sight, no provision for a rear sight on the bbl with a dovetail in top flat of receiver containing a 1st type 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight without slide retaining screw. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and 1st type buttplate with round heel and large trap to accommodate the accompanying 4-pc hickory & steel wiping rod. The 2 buttplate screws and 3 tang screws are all matching numbered to this rifle. Serial number was observed on top bbl flat at the receiver, left side of the lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate tang. Round portion of the bbl, under the loading sleeve is marked with the assembly # 20 with matching assembly number on rear face of loading sleeve. It should be noted that although the sideplate coloration is different from the receiver & buttplate this is not an unusual occurrence with Henry rifles. This cataloger has noted several such occurrence and one is even pictured with non-matching colors on page 50 of The Henry Rifle, Quick. In actuality the coloration of the receiver & sideplates on that rifle, SN 346 very closely matches the coloration on this rifle. Accompanied by a 3-page and another 2-page letter from Kurt Saxon authenticating this rifle and its original hickory cleaning rod, and stating most of the above information. Kurt is listed in the acknowledgements section as a contributing resource on page 14 of Les Quick’s Henry book. This rifle exhibits all the early features of a Henry rifle including the rounded front sight, small font address, 1,000 yard ladder rear sight, sharp radius at rear of receiver, small magazine follower tab with no rebate for the tab, slight perchbelly stock and buttplate with round heel & large trap with corresponding large hole in the wood. These early rifles produced at the very start of the Civil War almost undoubtedly saw hard service throughout the war and later on the American frontier. Rarely are they found today in orig configuration with any orig finish. This Henry is the gun that inspired the cover theme magazine article for the Fall 2012 The Winchester Collector, “What’s in a Number” and the article titled, “The Cube Root of ‘8’ Equals ‘2’, Why Numbers are Important to Gun Nuts,” which dealt with the Firearms fraternity’s fascination with firearms SN’s. On page 16 is the associated cover article discussing this serial number 428 and also showing a picture of the serial number and top of the barrel and receiver of this Henry on page 17. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine retain a dark brown patina with some thinning on the magazine tube about mid-point with possibly some old touch-up. Receiver & sideplates show light to moderate wear with receiver retaining a mottled dark mustard patina and the sideplates a smooth dark bronze patina. Buttplate is a matching mottled patina. Stock is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with good shine and scattered light pitting. 51742-1 (27,500-35,000) – Lot 1013

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1020

RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 36078. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, thinned half-nickel front sight and Henry-style 900 yard ladder rear sight. Receiver is beautifully engraved, probably by one of the Ulrichs with full coverage on sides of beautiful foliate arabesque patterns with very fine pearled background. Both sides have large blank panels with wonderful edges & shading and Ulrich’s alternating triangle borders. Top of receiver, top tang, bottom tang, forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved to match and have matching borders around most areas. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered, shell grain Claro walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate. Forend cap has an orig sling loop and buttstock has a corresponding orig loop that is centered 5-1/4″ from toe. While no exact matches could be found for these patterns, serial numbers 36068 & 35969, pictured on p. 71 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, are very similar, especially 35969, which has a similar flower around hammer screw. Left side of lower tang is stamped “S” and “XX”. Examination of top tang channel in buttstock disclosed no serial number markings and the number inside toe of buttplate is “6189”, indicating the buttstock is probably a period of use replacement. Inside the buttplate and upper & lower tangs, under the wood show silver-plating. Buttplate has a trap containing a 4-pc iron & brass wiping rod. It appears that this rifle was silver plated originally as there are traces of silver on tangs & inside of receiver. Carrier retains strong silver on inside. According to Mr. Wilson, these simple patterns and large open panels suggests that the company may have been considering having engraved rifles in stock for custom inscriptions. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 85% thin orig blue, stronger around front sight with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Magazine tube retains about 90% stronger orig blue with some fine surface rust. Receiver with very lightly rounded edges and is a medium mustard patina with silver only as noted above. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and forearm retaining about 60% orig piano varnish with balance a dark, hand-worn patina. Buttstock retains about 80% brilliant restored piano varnish finish with light nicks & scratches and some flaking on right side of wrist with oil stain around wrist and a couple of small chips around tangs. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a very few scattered spots of light surface erosion. Cleaning rod is fine. 51772-4 JRL (35,000-45,000) – Lot 1020

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1021

WINCHESTER FOURTH MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 156257. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight, silver blade front-sight and semi-buckhorn rear-sight. Bbl has no cal mark. Gun metal receiver has SN engraved on lower tang behind lever, with “O” inspector mark under lever. Assembly no. “2293” is stamped on lower tang left side under stock. Assembly no. “2293” is also stamped in upper tang mortise of buttstock and on inside toe of steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50% blue that is drifting to a plumb-brown patina, with some staining toward the muzzle. Magazine tube is a plumb-brown patina overall. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has an even mottled mustard-brown patina overall with sharp edges and only small scratches on sides. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator has no dents. Tang marking is sharp. Hammer shows slight traces of case color. Lever also shows light traces of case color. SN is clear and sharp. Stocks are very good and full-sized and retain much of orig varnish finish. Stocks have handling marks and bruises overall. Forestock shows scratches on both sides. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina overall with very slight traces of case color on tang. Heel and toe show some erosion. Forend cap is a smooth gray-brown patina. 51610-2 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1021

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1024

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 THIRD MODEL LEVER ACTION MUSKET FROM THE BATTLE OF CANAL STREET NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA IN 1874.

SN 33351. Cal 44 RF Henry. Standard ’66 musket with 27″ rnd bbl, 7/8 magazine, long forearm, 3 bands, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut including straight stock with brass carbine/musket buttplate that has sliding trap. Top tang channel of buttstock has last 3 digits of matching SN and inside toe of buttplate has the last 4 digits of matching SN. Right side of buttstock has handcarved initials “BA”. Bottom tang of the receiver is marked “LSM” which stands for Louisiana State Militia, between the lever latch and hammer spring tension screw. Also between the lever latch and bottom tang wood screw is marked “9C3”,the Militia unit information. Buttstock & middle band have sling swivels. This rare musket was 1 of a shipment sold to the state of Louisiana to arm a regiment of local militia in New Orleans, mostly “colored” troops, known as the Metropolitans. The incidents that precipitated the Battle of Canal Street (Battle of Liberty Place) began with the elections of Nov 4, 1872 when Democrat John McEnery, Governor, and D.B. Penn, Lt Governor, had apparently received the majority of votes, but their Republican opponents William Pitt Kellogg, Governor, and C.C. Antoine, Lt. Governor, illegally had the votes “thrown out” and Kellogg’s ticket was declared elected. The McEnery ticket declared themselves as having been elected and set up a shadow government nearby and both McEnery and Kellogg tickets were inaugurated Jan 14, 1873. The two governments continued operating, constantly waging publicity & newspaper battles which ultimately reached a climax on Sept 14, 1874 with the Battle of Canal Street. The Kellogg faction was supported by the Louisiana State Militia, armed with Winchester muskets and the New Orleans police. The McEnery faction was supported by an organization known as the White League composed of former Civil War soldiers and local citizens. The White League attacked the State House and other buildings occupied by the Militia and police. Over the course of the day the “Leagers” were victorious and occupied the State House. During the Battle of Canal Street approximately 300 of the Winchester muskets were captured by the attacking Leagers when they defending Militia dropped their arms and fled. The McEnery faction occupied the state house for 3 days until President Grant threatened to send in the Army to restore order. Gov. Kellogg resumed his position as Gov. and served out his term. An advertisement that appeared in the newspaper, Picayune on Oct 31, 1874, over the signature of Gov. Kellogg advertised a reward for the return of a large number and variety of “Stolen State arms” ranging from Mountain Howitzers and including 301 Winchester rifles, SN’s ranging between 31,120 and 34,163 marked “LSM on butt-plates”. Very few of these rare muskets have ever surfaced making them a very scarce Winchester collectible. The book “THE BATTLE OF LIBERTY PLACE”, Landry reports on page 99 that 75 to 100 Winchester rifles were captured by insurgents. A copy of this publication is included with this rare and historical rifle. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including buttstock & buttplate. Bbl retains traces of blue in the most sheltered areas, being an overall blue/gray patina. Magazine tube retains about 75% orig blue with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Receiver & side plates show moderate edge wear with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains a beautiful medium mustard patina. Buttplate is matching patina. Wood is sound and shows most of a very old restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with fine pitting in the grooves. 51129-1 JRL (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1024

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1030

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR “BLACK LABEL” HENRY RIFLE CARTRIDGE BOX COMPLETE WITH 50 ORIGINAL CARTRIDGES.

NSN. According to Giles & Shuey in their 2006 scholarly text One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes 1856 – 1956, they picture on page 38 and describe this rare box that only 3 were known at time of printing. “Sometime in the early/mid-1860s, probably 1863-65, this gold-on-black box appeared. As there is no callout of the manufacturer, it is often referred to as the “Generic Black Box”. Of the three that the authors have examined, one was empty and two were found with New Haven Arms 44 Pointed cartridges with raised “H” headstamps…The fact that “H” headstamps were found in two of these boxes is irrelevant. There is no way of knowing whether they were original to the box or just replacements by later owners who assumed (or wished) them to be of New Haven or Winchester production. Complicating the picture is the fact that it is known that New Haven contracted for outside production of 44 Henry cartridges. So it’s possible that the rounds that have been found in those boxes known to us were, indeed, native to the box; but, it is just as possible that they came from an outside contractor. Crittenden & Tibbals, interestingly, had the manufacturing wherewithal to produce the larger Rimfire calibers during the 1863-65 period. They are also known to have advertised (and presumably sold) the 44 Henry cartridge during the same period. And yet not a single 44 Henry box or label by C&T has ever been found with their name on it. Hmmm…” Authors obviously believe that Crittenden & Tibbals made these cartridges and boxes so the cartridges contained without headstamps are correct. These identical cartridges are commonly found in Civil War sites of 1864 campaigns, both in Virginia and Georgia and rarely with headstamps. This is a very rare box with discernible label that is complete and orig. CONDITION: Box is sound and solid. Cracked at edges, with a couple of old Scotch tape repairs on two corners of lid. Label is 98% complete with discernible text as can be seen in photographs, though light in areas. 51636-1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 1030

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1035

RARE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION “LIKE 1 OF 1000” RIFLE.

SN 335484B. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 335484. Beautiful special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, gold washed Beech’s front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight with loop. Mounted with extremely beautiful 3-4X American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with assembly number “25”, which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Forend cap & buttstock have factory sling swivels. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by John Ulrich & signed on bottom tang. Left sideplate has a large vignette of a whitetail buck & doe in a very detailed woodland scene surrounded by extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns and wavelet border patterns. Balance of receiver has light arabesque patterns with matching border patterns and a section of heavy border pattern at top left. Right sideplate has rare vignette of a cougar in a woodland scene, surrounded by matching borders with balance of right side is a mirror image of left. There are light arabesque patterns on both sides of lever & hammer with matching patterns on dust cover & top three flats of bbl at receiver. Muzzle also has a ring of engraving & buttplate tang is engraved to match. Carrier & forend cap & bottom of lever have matching engraving & serial number is encased in a ribbon. This exact rifle has two large photographs with description on p. 158 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with $15.00 engraving and originally shipped with a blank in rear seat but accompanied by a buckhorn sight. SIZE: Ex-Dr. James M. Goforth Collection; Floyd Everhart. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Bbl retains 85-90% thin orig blue with wear at muzzle and over chamber areas. Receiver retains traces of case colors in very sheltered areas, having turned silver over most areas. Hammer retains 75-80% bright case colors & lever is a silver patina. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with light handling & use marks with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish & buttstock about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of light pitting. 50832-1 (60,000-80,000) ESA – Lot 1035

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1038

*RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 555264. Rare semi-deluxe 22 with 24-3/8″ oct bbl, full magazine, orig 2nd type inside tube, ivory bead Lyman hunting front sight and flat top semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl has standard Winchester & King address and patent date. Receiver is 3rd type with integral dust cover rail and 3rd type dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with capped pistol grip buttstock and Winchester embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “11372” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. There was a total 720,610 Model 1873 rifles and carbines in 5 different calibers which includes 19,552 rifles produced in 22 rimfire, both 22 short and long, with short being the predominant quantity. These rifles were only produced during the period 1884 to 1904 and were the first repeating 22 rifle made in the United States. They were offered in both 24″ and 26″ bbls with very few of the 26″ models produced. This rifle was manufactured in 1900 near the end of production. Extremely few were produced as “special order” such as found here. These small bore rifles were generally considered to have been garden guns or for use by ladies and young boys. They usually saw extreme hard service with little maintenance and are rarely found today with high original finish or bright bores. The corrosive ammo of those days and lack of small bore cleaning equipment generally resulted in badly eroded bores. This scarce and desirable rifle is accompanied by a Winchester Factory letter from the Buffalo Bill Historical center. The letter further documents the configuration as follows: Rifle Cal. .22 Short, Octagon Barrel, plain trigger with plain pistol gripped stock, lyman hunter front and flat-top rear, shotgun butt with rubber butt plate. Shipped December 15 1900. The reverse side of the factory letter has a copy of the original ledger sheet. A very fine example of a very rare variation of the 1973 Winchester. PROVENANCE: Vince Sepulveda Collection. With Buffalo Bill Historical Center Factory letter and copy of Ledger sheet. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with scattered rust pitting on the top right flat in the area between the sights. Magazine tube has scattered areas of pin-prick pitting on the right side. Receiver retains about 90% strong orig blue with candy striping and fine sharp edge wear. Right side plate retains over 90% orig blue and the left side plate retain over 50% orig blue. Dust cover retains 15-20% original blue. Hammer retains strong, bright case colors and the lever faded case colors on the sides turned silver on outer faces. Top tang roll marking is a thin strike but mostly legible. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a couple of small gouges and retains 95-97% strong orig factory finish with some light oil staining at the receiver and around the top tang. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Inside magazine tube retains traces of orig blue with bright blue on the spring clip on the bottom. 51546-3 (17,500-25,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1038

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1041

RARE SPECIAL ORDER PRESENTATION WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 41559. Cal. .44WCF (44-40). Fine special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, butt on mag, half nickel front sight and early style semi-buck horn rear sight with checkered edges. Receiver is 2nd type with attached dust cover rail and 3rd type dust cover. Mounted with a higher end grade of 1X uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly # “543” and “XX”. Buttstock has the assembly # “1554” in top tang channel and inside toe of buttplate, which makes sense given the rifle letters with 1X wood, not “XX.” “1-X” guns that letter that way are extremely rare. Receiver and sideplates are color case hardened with the left side plate inscribed “Presented to / Dr. E. C. Richardson / by / Wm. W. Converse / Jan. 19th 1880”. This inscription has all the characteristics of other inscriptions engraved by renowned Winchester engraver John Ulrich. This gun is the subject of two separate Winchester articles. Accompanied by a four page article by G. Scott Soles, which appeared in the Summer Edition 2008 of The Winchester Collector magazine, which details information about this rifle with several photographs and in particular reports information about Mr. Converse. He was born in Ware, Mass. in 1834 and in 1878 was working at Winchester with a very high salary and position, being paid more than Oliver Winchester’s son, W. W. Winchester. After the deaths of Oliver and W. W. Winchester in 1880 records disclose that Mr. Converse sat on the Winchester Board of Directors, later became Treasurer, then Secretary, and finally President of the company, which appointment took place in March 1881. Additional information is about the possible relationship with Dr. Richardson is theorized, in that he was a physician and may have been the doctor treating the two Winchester men who were both deathly ill and soon both passed away, at which time Converse became President of WRACo. This article also shows the listing for this rifle in the orig Winchester ledger and identifies it in cal. 44 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, “X stock”, casehardened, received in the warehouse Jan. 17 1880 and shipped the same day to order # 18827. This rifle is pictured and described on pg. 190 of The Winchester Book , Madis, 1985 edition. It is also listed on pg. 460 of Winchester’s New Model of 1873, Gordon, wherein Mr. Gordon states there were only 59 inscribed models 1873 known at the time of publication. A second 5-page article by Mr. Soles was published in the Summer Edition 2015 of The Winchester Collector, This article updates significant details Converse not previously reported in any of the popular Winchester publications, but more importantly on Dr. Richardson. It was learned that he was a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and had, upon graduation moved to Ware, Mass. to practice medicine. Dr. Richardson served throughout the Civil War as a surgeon and presumably resumed practice at war’s end. Little else was reported regarding Dr. Richardson but it seems likely that such an elaborate gift would have stemmed from a close relationship, probably relating to the illness of both Winchester men. PROVENANCE: Paul Sorrell; Scott Soles Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and thinning around the muzzle with a few spots on the top and bottom of the round section. Receiver and side plate retains most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded and turning silver elsewhere. Hammer retains lightly to moderately faded case colors and the lever stronger case colors in sheltered areas, turning silver on outer faces. Upper and lower tang are mostly grey patina. Forend cap retains most of its orig, moderately faded case colors. Wood is sound with the buttstock having a few light nicks and scratches. Forearm is sound and retains about 50% orig oil finish with the rear 1/2 showing a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 51742-3 (17,500-25,000) – Lot 1041

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1053

RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 BIG BORE SHORT RIFLE.

SN 10923. Cal 50-95 EXP. Spectacular John Ulrich engraved short rifle with 22″ rnd bbl, button magazine, fine matted top, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. The sight elevator is marked on the left side “1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2 and 3” “WINCHESTER’S REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN, CT.” is hand engraved on the top right side of the bbl, foreward of the rear sight. Top left side is engraved with “KING’S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860.”. Top right side over the chamber area is hand-engraved “.50 Cal.” and top left side is engraved “95 GRS.” Top left side of bbl also has British proofs with another small British proof adjacent on the receiver. Receiver is second type with attached dust cover rail and third type dust cover that is hand-engraved “WINCHESTER EXPRESS / .50 CAL. 95 GRS.”. Receiver and side plates are engraved with about 25-30% coverage beautiful foliate arabesque patterns that have fine pearled background and chip/dot borders. Corners of the engraving patterns have small shell patterns. Top tang, forend cap and buttplate tang are engraved to match. The brass carrier is hand engraved “50-95”. Bottom tang, behind the trigger is marked with the engraver’s name “J. Ulrich”. Mounted with very beautiful flame & shell grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has a horn fleur-de-lis inlaid in the grip cap and a smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XXX” and the assembly number “1001”. It is also marked with an “L” and an “S”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Rear face of the buttstock, under the wood has 3 small assembler’s marks which are also found inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50 Express with 22″ matted rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered shotgun butt, case hardened and $5.00 engraving received in the warehouse Oct 11, 1880 and shipped Oct 14, 1880 to order # 21233. This rifle has a single full page illustration on page 237 of The Winchester Book, Madis, 1985 edition. According to the caption under the photographs this rifle was shipped with loading tools & a leather trunk type case. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with a few small scattered spots of rust and a chemical stain on the bottom at the muzzle. Receiver and side plates retain 65-75% orig case colors, brilliant on the left side, faded on left side plate. Right side shows bright case colors in sheltered areas with the balance fading. Top & bottom of the receiver retain bright case colors in sheltered areas with the balance fading and turned silver on the bottom front at the carry point. Lever retains brilliant case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas with chemical staining on the outer faces. Hammer retains dark case colors. Forend cap retains most of its orig case colors, fading to silver. Buttplate retains 50-60% bright orig blue with chemical losses at the heel. There is a small chip in the wrist at the top right front, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 51552-1 JRL (90,000-150,000) – Lot 1053

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1056

SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 7480. Cal 45-60. Beautiful Deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, Beaches combination front sight, missing its horizontal bead and 1876 marked rifle ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has standard 2-line address with caliber marking over the chamber. Receiver is 2nd type with attached dust cover rail & impressed thumbprint dust cover. Mounted with 3X – 4X flame grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm that has matching figure and straight stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly no. “3078”. Matching assembly no. is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which initially identifies this rifle with rnd bbl, plain trigger, “LID”, received in warehouse January 28, 1880, “Changed to 45-60 Caliber, 1/2 Oct, Plain Trigger, 1/2 Magazine, Casehardened, Checkered Stock, Globe & Beach sights”, shipped June 7, 1880 to order no. 20301. The word “LID” refers to the dust cover. Apparently this rifle had been a first model with open top receiver and the rail & dust cover were added at the customer’s request. Obviously, from the letter, this rifle was converted to its current configuration before it ever left the factory and therefore can be considered factory original. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching, buttplate is unnumbered but absolutely original to this rifle. Bbl retains 92-93% orig blue with some fine surface freckling, muzzle end and sharp edge wear. There is a series of small dings on the right side of chamber area. Receiver & side plates retain about 60% orig case colors mostly turned silver on the right side, stronger on the left side and brilliant around the trigger and on bottom tang. Hammer retains about 80% fading case colors and the lever about 30% with the balance turned silver. Forend cap retains virtually all of its orig bright case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, a series of small bruises in the forearm checkering and overall retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 51691-1 JRL (16,000-25,000) – Lot 1056

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1059

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 61024. Cal 40-60. Standard grade 3rd model rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight and 1886 marked rifle ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has standard 2-line address with caliber marking over the chamber area. Receiver is 3rd type with integral dust cover rail and 3rd type dust cover. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. While the Model 1876, the “Centennial” rifle was produced in smaller numbers then most other Winchester models, the 3rd model as found here had the highest production with about 30,000 manufactured including rifles, carbines & muskets. The model 1876 was Winchesters first foray into big bore repeating rifles. Until the introduction of the 1876 the model 1873 in caliber 44-40 was the most useful and sought after firearm of that era. The 1876 was produced in 4 calibers, all of which were capable of taking the largest of North America’s wild game. Standard grade rifles were the working mans’ tool and as such are rarely found today with high orig finish. They most often saw service under extreme harsh conditions usually with little or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% crisp orig blue with only light muzzle end and sharp edge wear. There are a couple of chemical spots on the right side flat at the muzzle. Forend cap retains 92-94% bright orig blue. Receiver & side plates retain 95-96% bright orig blue with scattered light surface etching on the left side & side plate with a few spots on the right side. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever dark case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Buttplate retains about 90% orig blue, showing wear on the heel & toe. Wood is sound with a very few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 51687-4 JRL (12,000-16,000) – Lot 1059

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1060

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 54949. Cal 40-60. Fine deluxe “Centennial” Winchester Model 1876 rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, combination front sight & 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the Winchester & King address & patent dates and caliber marking over the chamber area. Mounted with 2-3X deluxe shell & flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has ebony inlay in grip cap & crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver has single set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood has the assembly number “2694” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. According to Blue Book of Antique American Firearms & Values, Fjelstad & Allen there were 63,871 Model 1876 rifles & carbines produced in the period 1876-1897 in 4 different calibers and a variety of bbl lengths, both standard grade and deluxe plus muskets. Deluxe features on this model were special order only and are rarely encountered today. The Model 1876 was the first big bore repeating rifle offered on the American market. It was a favorite on the western frontier where the larger & heavier caliber bullets were capable of taking the very largest North American big game including Grizzly Bears, Moose, Elk & Buffalo. This model was a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt which he carried on many hunting expeditions around the world. Deluxe versions of this rifle are quite rare with few encountered today. The extra cost of ordering such a rifle was generally prohibitive to the working man of that era and so few were ordered. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall the rifle retains 98-99% strong, early Turnbull style restored finish with bright blue on the bbl & magazine tube and bright case colors on the receiver, side plates, lever, hammer & buttplate. Forend cap colors have faded. There is a hair-line back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored Winchester style finish with freshened checkering. Set trigger needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are crisp. Bright bore with good shine and scattered fine pitting. 51378-1 JRL (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1060

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1063

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE-DOWN, VERY FINE CONDITION INSCRIBED “J. H. POOLE, DETROIT”.

SN 147849. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Marbles fine bead front sight, sporting rear sight. Factory engraved receiver with bold foliate scroll & punch-dot background, wavy border with alternating punch dots & circle vignette of a buck deer with forested background on left side; similar border & foliate scroll on right side with a running buck deer. Accenting scroll on top & bottom of receiver, double wavy-line border along bolt & wedge of scroll engraving over chamber of bbl. Mounted with “XX” walnut, H-style checkered forearm, H-style checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber shotgun butt & 1″ gold oval in comb engraved “J.H. Poole / Detroit”. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly no. “886 XX”; same number can be found in top tang channel of stock. John H. Poole was Managing Director of the Union Trust Company of Detroit about the time of this gun’s manufacture in 1909. Accompanied by letter dated June 6, 1979, from John F. Miller, Far West Gallery of Palm Springs, California, stating factory configuration. Winchester records from SNs 146000-150799 are missing, but no doubt this gun is as fine as can be found. PROVENANCE: John F. Miller (Far West Gallery); Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection, 1979. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with some minor spots of faint surface oxidation & faint mark from take-down lever. Receiver retains 94-95% orig blue, some minor flaking on take-down ring, some thinning across top & sharp edges. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors with a thin silver line on left side. Lever has dark case colors on side, thinning & silvering across bottom. Stock is sound with good checkering, minor nicks, scrapes & a few scratches, retaining most of its fine piano varnish finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks & scratches & some flaking to its fine piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 50412-1 (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1063

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1068

SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 60544. Cal 38-56. Fine deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Marbles Improved front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight that has been filed flat and a locking Lyman tang sight with dual aperture. Mounted with about 2X flame grained American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has black insert in the grip cap and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “189” & “X”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Most likely this was someone’s prized hunting rifle or personal defense arm. CONDITION: About good, all matching. Bbl retains 60-70% thin orig blue, strong and bright in sheltered areas. Magazine tube retains about 70% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas turning to plummy patina on the outer radius. Receiver shows traces of faded case colors being mostly a faded silver patina with some light surface discoloration. Hammer retains thin, faded case colors and the lever, traces of case colors, being mostly a silver gray patina. Buttplate is a mottled gray patina. Buttstock has a repair at the left heel, otherwise wood is sound and shows most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp, frosty bore. 51137-5 JRL (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1068

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1071

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 121108. Cal 40-65. Standard carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with German silver blade and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & checkered steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 85-87% orig blue with scattered light surface rust and the magazine tube turning a little plummy. Receiver retains 25-30% faded case colors in sheltered areas with the balance a silver/brown patina with light pin-prick pitting. Hammer retains strong case colors and the lever traces of case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, a couple small gouges on the left wrist and a bruise on the right with the buttstock retaining about 60% orig finish and the forearm a handworn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Would still be a good shooter. 51791-1 (7,500-8,500) – Lot 1071

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1075

*1886 WINCHESTER 45-70 OCTAGON RIFLE.

SN 130517. Cal. 45-70. Manufactured in 1903, octagon barrel caliber 45-70 with full magazine, blue receiver with case color hammer and lever, and 2-pc walnut stocks with crescent butt. 23″ oct bbl with Watson sporting front sight and D.W. King sporting rear sight. Traditional 2-line Winchester address on top bbl flat with “45-70” cal. marking at rear bbl on top flat. Blue receiver with tang marked “-Model 1886-“. 2-pc straight grain walnut stocks with standard forend cap and crescent butt. Factory letter included indicating rifle was returned to the factory in 1908. Consignor’s notes state that the gun was sent back to the factory for shortening of the barrel. CONDITION: Good as having been modified. Oct bbl and magazine tube have been shortened to a length of 23”. Minor finish loss on corners of bbl flats with thinning of finish towards muzzle with balance turning plum. Magazine tube with replacement magazine guide have been finished in a plum brown finish. Forend cap has had a 1/8″ sling swivel stud brazed into place. Receiver retains approximately one-third of its bright factory blue with thinning on bottom of receiver, as well as finish loss on high points of upper edges of receiver with upper tang having been worn silver. Balance of finish on receiver has turned somewhat plum with silvering at high points. Crescent butt is brown overall. Case colored hammer and lever have traces of case color in protected areas with balance having turned silver. Buttstock having been sanded and refinished at some previous point and having evidence of a fracture in the upper wrist area that has been repaired and is quite stable. Wood loss is evident along upper tang on left side and at confluence of stock with receiver on right. Bore has strong rifling with small areas of darkness in grooves. Mechanics are crisp and tight. 51591-6 (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1075

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1076

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 91957. Cal 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight and 1000 yd rifle ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced about 1894 when the west was still fairly wild and hunting was a way of life. The firearms of that era usually saw continuous hard service under adverse conditions, often with little or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 80% blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas. Magazine tube retains about 90% dulling orig blue. Receiver shows about 25-30% blue in sheltered areas having been cleaned a long time ago. Top & bottom tangs are a gray/brown patina. Lever & hammer retain faded case colors as does the buttplate. Stock has a bruise by the top tang otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and shows an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Would make a fine cowboy action shooter. 51570-4 (4,500-5,500) – Lot 1076

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1083

*RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 DELUXE TAKE DOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 630133. Cal 32 WCF (32-20). Very rare engraved deluxe ’92 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, take down with sporting front sight and semi-buck horn rear sight. Mounted with beautifully figured center crotch flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm & capped pistol grip stock that has Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “809” along with 2 other assembly numbers that have been defaced, signifying that this rifle had been returned to the factory for alterations, repairs or additions. It was during one of these returns that the wood was apparently refinished. In addition to the 3 assembly numbers the lower tang is also marked “RX”. Matching “809” assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is beautifully engraved in a modified number 9 pattern which consists of the round vignette of a standing Bighorn Ram on the left side and a running bull Elk on the right side, both with nicely detailed backgrounds. The remainder of the receiver is covered in Nimschke style heavy, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background. The receiver is outlined with a variety of border patterns. Matching pattern engraving extends over top of receiver, top tang, bottom of receiver, 5 flats of the bbl over the chamber area and forend cap. Take down bbl extension is engraved in a continuous snake & dot pattern. Very few Model 1892 rifles are found in deluxe configuration and of those extremely few are engraved. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue, strong & bright on left side and in sheltered areas on the bottom with the right side thinning orig blue. Hammer retains dark case colors and the lever about 50% orig blue. Take down bbl extension and forend cap are gray patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings and retains most of a factory restored piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 51552-2 JRL (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1083

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1087

*WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 993307. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with blued steel blade and standard 2000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. This late carbine has the last style bbl marking and top tang marking with blued lever, hammer and buttplate. This carbine was produced in about 1928 in an era where real cowboys still rode the range with a carbine in the saddle scabbard and the Model 92 carbines were still very popular at that time. Those carbines are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig factory blue. Receiver retains 88-90% bright orig blue with sharp edge & high point wear with some light scratches and a halo from the saddle ring. Lever & hammer retain most of their orig blue and the buttplate about 50% thinning blue. Forearm has a scratch on the left side at the barrel band which is commonly seen on these rifles, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all its original factory old finish. Forearm may have had a light coating of finish applied. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows very little use. 51762-4 JRL (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1087

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1088

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 999435. Cal. 25-20 WCF. Standard grade carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine with rifle style band, square base front sight and 2000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. This 1930 produced carbine very likely would have been used by a young man or woman as a small game hunting rifle. Those rifles usually saw hard service with very little maintenance. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall the metal retains about 99% of a factory style restored finish with bright Winchester style blue showing only faint muzzle end and sharp edge wear with a couple of small scratches on the receiver. The wood appears to be new factory replacements with factory style varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 51079-5 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 1088

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1097

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1894 TRAPPER CARBINE WITH 18″ BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE AND NO SADDLE RING.

SN 119046. Cal. 30WCF. 18″ bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Lyman 3-leaf rear sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. No saddle ring mounted on receiver. Accompanying this rifle is a copy of a magazine article written by the consignor, Mr. Rick Hill, describing his purchase of this rifle and his research, which confirmed that there are only twelve letterable 18″ Model 1894 Carbines. In the article, which pictures this exact carbine, there is also a copy of a Winchester Museum letter pictured in the article, written to Mr. Hill in 2010 confirming all the features of this extremely rare and desirable Model 1894 Winchester carbine. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine for this model. Bbl retains 60-70% blue finish with sharp markings. Lyman sight is very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% orig blue blending into a plumb-brown patina. Screws are unmolested. Tang and cal marks are sharp. Hammer and lever show traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are about fine and full size, with only a few dents and scratches overall. Forend is the proper short length. “G. Mazepa” is lightly scratched into the stock at the right wrist, probably the name of a former owner. Buttplate and bbl band are a smooth gray-brown patina. This is possibly a once in a lifetime chance to purchase an extremely rare trapper model 94 carbine with an 18″ bbl, button magazine, and no saddle ring. 51391-1 (12,000-14,000) – Lot 1097

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1119

*FINE SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN D4122. Cal 30-30. Standard grade rifle with special order 26″ tapered oct bbl (standard was 24″), full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight with German silver blade and semi-buckhorn rear sight with adjustable insert. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang is marked with matching SN which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Marlin rifles were very popular for hunting and home defense from 1881 right to the present day. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% crisp orig blue. Receiver & bolt retain virtually all of their orig case colors, strong & bright with only light fading. Hammer retains about 90% orig blue and the lever strong, dark case colors on the sides, more faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, shows little evidence of ever having been used. 51762-7 JRL (3,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 1119

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1121

*FINE UPGRADED MARLIN MODEL ’97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 284358. Cal 22. Standard rifle that has had deluxe wood added. Rifle has 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight with German silver blade that has been re-staked into the slot and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight with adjustable insert. Mounted with replacement tiger-striped American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and straight stock with “M.F.A. Co.” embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with last 3-digits of matching SN. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with the SN “276987”. These fine little rifles were produced in fairly large numbers (125,000) 1897-1917. This is a late production rifle with flat top receiver. Top tang is marked “MARLIN / MODEL ’97”. These little rifles were extremely popular for small game hunting & target shooting and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine, numbered as noted. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a few scattered freckles of light surface rust. Magazine tube retains 98-99% strong orig blue with a few freckles of light surface rust. Receiver retains about 92-93% orig case colors, strong on the sides, fading on top & bottom edges. Hammer retains bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on the sides, fading on outer faces. Wood is sound with a series of creases on the right side of buttstock and a gouge in the comb with some small scrapes on the forearm and overall retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some scattered light pitting. 51762-9 (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 1121

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1131

SCARCE COLT ARTILLERY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 120478. Cal 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with one-line block letter address. Bottom of the bbl has a double “P” proof and the SN 116523. Frame number is 120478, trigger guard is 136293 and the backstrap is numbered 96060. Cylinder has a partially visible number that appears to be 3–4. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and “U.S.”. Mounted 1-pc walnut grip with the 4-digits of the SN 3503 in the backstrap channel. Left side of grip has a crisp “CCM” (Lt. Charles C. Morrrison) inspector cartouche under the date “1881” and the early small “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector cartouche on the right side. Bottom right edge of grip also has a small “DFC” inspector initials. Bottom of frame is also “DFC” inspected and the trigger guard has the inspector initial “K” with the mystery “G” on the buttstrap. No inspector initials were visible on the cylinder or bbl. Ejector housing is 3rd type with half moon ejector rod head and the base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver, as found, delivered to the U.S. Government at the Colt plant March 8,1887 in a 450 gun shipment. Under remarks, state records also indicate that it was returned to the factory for “cleaning, repairing & remodeling, bbl cut to 5-1/2″ and subsequently reshipped to Commanding Officer Springfield Armory on May 18, 1903”. This revolver was altered too late to have seen service in Cuba, but possibly served in the Philippines or later in an American frontier unit. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & ejector housing retain about 90% factory blue with muzzle end wear and wear on the outer radius of ejector housing. Frame retains about 60% faded case colors and the hammer faded case colors, stronger on rear edge. Cylinder retains about 60-65% factory blue with a heavy cylinder line and various light scratches. Trigger guard & backstrap retain strong factory blue. Grip is sound with a couple of small scratches and retains most of its original oil finish. Screws are crisp and retain most of their orig fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 51805-2 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1131

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1143

*ENGRAVED COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH BELT AND HOLSTER.

SN 193124. Cal 38 WCF (38-40). Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2 line address, marked on left side “(BISLEY MODEL) 38 W.C.F.”. Left side of frame has 2 line 3 Patent dates and Rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with 2-pc pearl grips with raised carved spread-winged eagle on left side. Engraving appears to be factory from the Cuno Helfricht shop. Engraving consists of about C coverage foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background and Mr. Helfricht’s trademark sunbursts on the recoil shield & loading gate. Top of the backstrap, around the hammer slot is engraved in his trademark fan pattern with geometric patterns down the backstrap, on the buttstrap & trigger bow. Matching patterns to the frame extend up both sides of the bbl and around the address. Top strap has leaf & vine patterns with a snake pattern in top gullet of ejector housing. Cylinder is engraved with Mr. Helfricht’s trademark alternating patterns on the lands between the flutes. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 44 with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish, type of stocks not listed, factory engraved and shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Chicago, IL February 22, 1900 in a one gun shipment. Also accompanied by an unmarked money/cartridge belt that is 34″ with a replaced tongue billet which has extended the length by about 3″. Belt is made of 2 pieces of fine russet brown leather, 2-5/8″ wide with tooled patterns and 41 sewn-on cartridge loops, Buckle billet is originally sewn on with a single rivet with a brass D-ring buckle. The belt is mounted with a fine, fully tooled double loop, left hand holster marked on the inside of the skirt “T.W. MCDONALD / LEAD, SO. DAK.”. This rare rig being left-handed with a left hand pearl grip leads one to believe that it is an orig set. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran there were fewer than 60 Bisley revolvers factory engraved of which, at the time of the printing only 54 were known. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 98-99% restored nickel finish with only slight muzzle edge wear on the left side and tip of the ejector housing. There is a small area of pitting under the finish on the cylinder. Grip has a small chip at the frame on the left side and a couple other tiny chips, otherwise is sound showing great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, strong, sharp bore with fine pitting. Belt has a somewhat crackled surface with one broken cartridge loop. Holster shows moderate to heavy wear on the loops & toe and shows a somewhat worn dark patina. Altogether a fine rig. 51619-2 JRL (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1143

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1144

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER IN A RARE CALIBER.

SN 185460. Cal 38 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with Rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are un-numbered but fit well and may be original to this revolver. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran there were 2,376 single actions produced in this caliber out of the 357,859 revolvers built 1873-1940 which makes this a very rare caliber in this model. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 38 Colt with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to The Colt Agency in San Francisco, CA, May 3, 1899 in a 1 gun shipment. Given the rather puny caliber it is unusual to find a large revolver so chambered. It likely was intended as a target pistol or possibly for a lady or youngster. CONDITION: Very fine as probably restored by Tommy Haas, all matching except grips,as noted. Cylinder is also un-numbered. Bbl & ejector housing retain about 98% glossy factory style blue with some light scratches on outer radius of ejector housing. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their case colors, lightly faded. Cylinder retains 93-95% glossy factory style blue with a couple small areas of flaking and a very light cylinder line. Backstrap retains about 90-92% strong blue with a few light scratches and wear at the heel. Front strap & trigger guard retain about 95-96% strong blue. Grips show very light diamond point wear with the left side turning slightly chocolate. Hammer is not solid in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting. Screws are crisp and retain most of their fire blue. 51805-3 (6,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 1144

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1153

J A JANKOVSKY, CHEYENNE, WY TOOLED MONEY BELT AND HOLSTER.

Jankovsky was an early to mid-20th Century saddler in Cheyenne, WY. Single loop holster is marked twice “J A JANKOVSKY” in long oval cartouche. Money belt is single loop (44-45 Cal.) and marked likewise, once on tongue and once on bolster. Holster and belt have matching pressed designs and both dyed black. CONDITION: Very good overall. Crazing and cracking to tongue of belt at edges of loop on holster and edges 50412-92 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 1153

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1156

SCARCE HELFRICHT ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER.

SN 73723. Cal 41 COLT. Nickel finish with 5″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has the 3-line patent dates. Mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips with last 3-digits of matching serial number to this revolver on the inside. Rear face of cylinder also has last 3-digits of matching SN. Revolver is beautifully engraved by Cuno Helfricht in his typical patterns of flowing foliate arabesque scrolls that have fine pearled background. Left recoil shield & loading gate are engraved with this traditional sunburst or flower blossom patterns. Top strap is engraved in snake & dot patterns. Matching foliate arabesque patterns extend 3/4 up each side of the bbl with geometric patterns around the address. Top gullet of the ejector housing is engraved in snake & dot patterns with a simple vine pattern on the outer radius. Sides of the trigger guard are engraved with snake & dot patterns. Cylinder is engraved with Mr. Helfricht’s trademark alternating patterns on lands between flutes with a snake & dot pattern around the rear edge. Top of the backstrap is engraved in a simple X-pattern with geometric patterns on the backstrap & trigger guard. Altogether a fine factory engraved Colt Thunderer. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 41 Colt with 5″ bbl, nickel finish, pearl stocks & factory engraved. Shipped to Ketlesen & Degatau, El Paso, TX on December 30, 1889 in a 15 gun shipment. Also accompanied by a tan leather single loop mail-order holster with pressed decorations and a Cheyenne plug. Very few of these revolvers survive today and of those extremely few are engraved. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including cylinder & grips. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig nickel with losses around the muzzle and some fine pitting on left side of muzzle. Frame retains about 98% crisp orig nickel and the cylinder about 90%. Backstrap has some loose nickel & corrosion at the top and on the backstrap with a few small flakes on the trigger bow. Hammer is bright polished on the sides and retains most of its fire blue on the edges. Trigger retains most of its orig fire blue, thin on the front face. Screws retain most of their orig fire blue. Grips are crisp showing great fire & color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pin-prick pitting. Holster shows moderate wear and retains about 75% orig finish. 51732-6 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1156

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1159

RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT #3 THUER SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER PISTOL.

SN 8577. Cal 41 RF. Standard model with nickel finish and 2-1/2″ rnd bbl that has half moon front sight and a large “COLT” engraved on top. Pistol is beautifully engraved by master engraver L.D. Nimschke with about 75-80% coverage exquisite foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled & shaded background. Left side of the bbl, over the chamber area is engraved with Mr. Nimschke’s mythical dogs head. Outside of the ejector tube is engraved in very fine detailed leaf patterns. Each side of the frame, by the hammer slot is engraved with a fan pattern which is also found at top of backstrap. Buttstrap & bottom of frame are engraved to match. Mounted with most unusual full checkered 2-pc ivory grips. This little pistol has a long history dating back to 1981 with a sale at Christie’s and later Butterfield’s in 1999. While the #3 Derringer is not uncommon such fine engraved specimens are extremely hard to find. These little pistols were produced in fairly large numbers 1870-1912 and were extremely popular with ladies as muff pistols and gentlemen and gamblers for vest pocket pistols. Few survive today with orig finish. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory nickel. Hammer & trigger retain strong case colors. Grips are sound with a golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 51732-5 (8,000-12,000) ESA – Lot 1159

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1163

RARE AND FINE PAIR OF MASSACHUSETTS SURCHARGED MARTIAL COLT DRAGOON 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 10482/10549. SN 10432/10549. Cal. 44. Rare pair of 2nd model Dragoons made in 1851, standard configuration blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, nickel silver front sights and one-line New York addresses. Trigger guard behind SN is stamped “MS” for Massachusetts. Left side of frame has a tiny “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” The square back brass trigger guard & backstrap contain an oil finished 1-pc walnut grip with clear, faint inspector cartouches and almost every part on the revolver has tiny inspector initials. Cylinder has the Ormsby Dragoon-Indian fight scene roll marking and “MODEL U.S.M.R.” and “COLT’S PATENT” cartouches surrounding the SN. There were only about 1,000 of these guns produced under government contract, 1850-1851. The 2nd Model Dragoon was the lowest production of all the Dragoon models and of that limited production, only a few hundred were issued to the Massachusetts militia. There is currently in Smithsonian SN 10603 which was one of a pair carried by Ben Butler when he was in the Mass Militia, later Civil War general and governor of Massachusetts. These are a fine matching pair, tight, complete, well functioning examples with especially nice cylinder scenes and crisp markings. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Howard Collection, lot 2013, Butterfield and Butterfield, March 26, 1991. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all finish has been polished away as was done by early collectors in “European style”, all matching serial numbers including bbl, frame, trigger guard, buttstrap, loading arm, cylinder, wedge and grip. Iron is overall gray/bright, crisp markings, cylinder has matching patina with well discerned rolled scene. Cylinder scene is mostly discernible, 90%+ with areas of staining and pitting. Trigger guard & backstrap exhibit light brass patina with minor cosmetic blemishes and old polish. Grips are sound and well fit, showing edge wear, hand worn patina and scattered dings and dents, 10432 has large chips at toes as seen in photos. Mechanically gun functions well with well defined bright crisp rifling, Eacg left grip has “X” stamped just above vestige of cartouches and internally each grip is stamped with “AME” monogram of unknown origin. 51671-2 JS (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1163

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1170

LOT OF A CAST IRON TWO-PIECE SIGN FROM THE COLT PLANT AND A BRASS BOILER PLATE ALSO FROM THE COLT PLANT.

Painted blue with white highlights, the cast iron sign is manufactured in two pieces. Each section has a squared end which abuts the other with the opposing ends having scalloped corners. The long section is 48″ and the short section 37-1/2″ and both are 5-1/2″ wide, 3/8″ thick. The borders and lettering are raised above the background and read “COLT’S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG., CO.”. The bottom right end of the short section is marked “B. 26612” and the long section “B. 26613″. Each section has four mounting holes. The brass boiler plate measures 6-3/4″ x 2-7/8″ x 1/8”. The brass plate has raised lettering with hand-stamped panels which reads “120 4″ TUBES 13 FT. LONG / 12 WIDE 10 HIGH / 2-36 DRUMS 1/2 THICK 20′-7 LONG / OPEN HEARTH STEEL 55000LBS. / BUILT TO CARRY 200LBS. PRESSURE. / JOB NO. 10226 1923”. Accompanied by a letter on official Colt letterhead stationery but not an official letter, over the signature of Don Cox, Colt Custom Gunsmith. The body of the letter states that Mr. Cox acquired these items from Mark Schwinger and sold them to John Godroe. He states that before he obtained them the late Martin Huber, Colt Historian Emeritus told him that during his walks around the plant on his lunch hour, he recalled seeing this sign on the Boiler Room wall. Mr. Cox states that this sign had originally been painted maroon with white lettering, but had been painted over many times. He had it sandblasted and painted its current colors. Mr. Cox doesn’t clearly state how he obtained the brass boiler plate sign. Mr. Cox was for many years a Custom Gunsmith at the Colt plant. CONDITION: The cast iron sign is sound and retains most of its blue and white paint. The brass boiler plate sign shows wear and cleaning with a few nicks and dings and a screwdriver scrape around the right mounting hole escutcheon. 51720-4 JRL (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1170

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1176

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WITH GOLD FINISH SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 SINGLE ACTION TARGET REVOLVER.

SN 28020. Cal 44 Russian. Gold finish with 6-1/2″ key hole shaped bbl, target front sight & target rear sight as part of the bbl latch. Mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips. Revolver is factory engraved with about 50-60% coverage very fine, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled background. Matching engraving is found on the top strap, back strap & buttstrap with additional matching engraving on the cylinder lands between the flutes. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter which identifies this revolver as a “Special Order Variation” in caliber 44 Russian which was shipped on Nov 5 1892 to James Conlin, no address listed. Records show that it was shipped with a 6-1/2″ bbl, gold plated finish, engraved & pearl grips. The letter further states that this revolver was completed with a group of other special revolvers but the invoices are no longer available to provide details. Mr. James S. Conlin was a world famous target shooter who owned a shooting gallery in New York in the 1890s. He was very well known in target shooting circles and competed with some of the top name shooters of that day. This is revolver serial number 28020 is nearly identical to the Annie Oakley presentation gun currently housed at the Autry Museum in CA. A number of Model 3 revolvers in the upper 27000 and lower 28000 serial range where presented to notable shooters and Friends of the Wesson family. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching numbers. Overall retains 60-70% orig gold finish with the balance having flaked to dark metal patina. Trigger guard retains case colors on the sides with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains strong case colors especially on the right side and rear edge. Right grip has a chip at the frame otherwise grips are sound with good fire and color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. Loss of finish appears to be simply from poor storage. 51600-1 (25,000-40,000) – Lot 1176

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1180A

VERY RARE TOOLED F A HAKE, DALLES, OREGON HOLSTER WITH IVORY GRIPPED SMITH & WESSON OLD MODEL ARMY.

SN 11908. Beautiful F.A. Hake, The Dalles, Oregon made California-style tooled “Slim Jim” holster with 6″ Smith & Wesson old Model Army revolver. The Dalles at the end of the Oregon Trail was an important Northwest city for pioneers, soldiers, gold miners, gunslingers, floozies and scallywags according to it’s destination website. It is also the 4th oldest city in the State of Oregon. This is one of the few early Oregon holsters known and F.A. Hake, an apparent itinerant saddler, is not even listed in Oregon, though known to have worked in Idaho City, Idaho in 1865. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Gun is very good overall, retaining 80% plus orig silver. Gun appears all matching and orig with restored hinge screw. Elephant ivory stocks appear orig to gun, though not SNd. Gun is functional with discernible rifling in a pitted bore. Holster is sound and solid overall with crazing and scuffing at high areas; still tightly sewn on edge. Orig belt loop is missing and a new addition has been added for display. Tooling and makers mark are discernible as seen in photographs. 50412-42 (5,000-7,000) ESA – Lot 1180A

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1181

EXTRAORDINARY SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1875 TYPE III OFFICER’S RIFLE.

NSN. Cal. 45-70 Absolutely outstanding and possibly the finest Springfield Officers Model known. This is a standard type III sporting rifle made in 1885 with 26″ rnd bbl, gold-washed Beach’s patent front sight, 1200-yd, “ski-jump” rifle rear sight and tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff inletted into the top of the wrist. Bottom of bbl has a single iron guide containing an orig silver plated brass-tipped hickory ramrod. Mounted in straight grain American walnut, half stock with checkered forestock & wrist with an orig M1873 buttplate without trap. Left side of wrist is marked with the rectangular “SWP / 1885” cartouche (Inspector Samuel W. Porter). It has 2-pc case colored trigger guard with serrated single set trigger. Bottom of wrist has an attached Frank Freund, Denver patented checkered pistol grip attachment. Tip of the forestock is inletted with an engraved foliate shaped silver plated pewter nosecap. Breechblock has 1873 markings and bbl standard Springfield “VP/eagle” proofs. Engraved lockplate is marked “U S / SPRINGFIELD” and eagle. Inside trigger bow is stamped with a “K” and “L”. Lockplate, hammer shank, breechblock, top front of receiver, top tang, trigger bow & buttplate tang are all very nicely engraved in matching foliate arabesque patterns. There were about 100 type III rifles produced in 1885. These rifles were intended for purchase by military officers, with several high condition surplus guns known. This example, however, is so extremely fine retaining virtually all of its orig finish and plating it is doubtful it could ever be upgraded. PROVENANCE: Eric Vaule, 1993. CONDITION: Extremely fine+. Overall retains 99+% crisp orig finish with strong bright blue on bbl, brilliant case colors on lockplate, hammer, breechblock, top tang & trigger guard. Trigger bow is muted. Buttplate retains about 95% bright orig blue with only loss at rounded edge. Nosecap and ramrod tip retain virtually all of their orig bright plating with some thinness and wear on ramrod trip. Tang sight retains most of its orig fire blue. Wiping rod is crisp and near new. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore appears to be new and unfired. 51685-4 (40,000-50,000) – Lot 1181

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1187

SCARCE REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK NO. 1 SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 8021. Cal. 40-70 Sharps Bottleneck. Usual configuration with 30″ oct-rnd bbl, dovetailed front sight with thinned nickel silver blade and Remington sporting leaf rear sight. Made without provision for a tang sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “E.REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.”. Left side of receiver has patent date markings and bottom of bbl has the Cal. marking. Mounted with very nicely figured, tiger striped, uncheckered American walnut with color case hardened steel schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with Remington’s semi-crescent buttplate. There were as many as 12,000 of these rifles produced, 1867-1888. They were very popular with the buying public and usually saw hard service as hunting rifles and defense weapons. Most often, they saw service from the back of a horse or wagon box often with limited maintenance and are rarely found today with high orig finish. Exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight rapidly fades case colors. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl retains 96-98% crisp orig blue with sharp markings. Receiver, trigger guard, forend cap and buttplate retain most of their orig case colors. Hammer, breechblock pins & keeper show moderate wear of their fire blue. Wood is sound with a few light, minor nicks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. 51670-2 (5,500-7,000) – Lot 1187

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1188

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE REMINGTON BEALS NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ORIGINAL BLACK LEATHERETTE BOX AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 2491. Cal 36. Very rare Beals Navy percussion revolver, blue finish with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, dovetailed German silver cone front sight & fixed groove rear sight in the top strap. Bbl has 2-line Beals address with the SN on the bottom flat. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. Serial number was observed on bottom flat of bbl, left side of buttstrap under the grip and in pencil inside each grip. Accompanied by an incredibly rare, original Remington 2-pc black leatherette box that is partitioned in the bottom for the revolver, an eagle & stars flask, a Remington brass bullet & ball mold with blue steel sprue cutter, a hickory & steel worm/cleaning rod and a rare cardboard box of Scheidt Brothers percussion caps. This revolver, box & accessories is pictured on page 33 of The Guns of Remington, Madus & Remington Society. This book was a compilation of Remington Arms loaned to the Cody Firearms Museum for a stand-alone exhibit in 1997 titled It Never Failed Me: The Arms & Art of the Remington Arms Company. Page 33 of referenced publication also pictures an identical set, SN 460 with the notation “Only two cardboard boxed sets of Remington-Beals belt revolvers are known to survive.” According to consignor there are actually four known surviving sets. Regardless, this is an extremely rare offering. Our revolver SN 2491 is misidentified in the book as SN 2941 but there is no doubt whatsoever that this is the revolver, box & accessories in the photograph. The lender of this revolver at that time was F. “Slim” Kohler. PROVENANCE: F. “Slim” Kohler Collection. Gary Phillips Collection. CONDITION: Revolver, for a Beals Navy is extremely fine. Few of them survive today and of those extremely few have any orig finish remaining. This revolver shows about 80-85% glossy orig blue on the bbl & loading lever with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Frame retains traces of finish in the most sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina with a few scattered pin-pricks of pitting just above the left grip. Cylinder retains 85-90% orig blue with some flaking losses and a cylinder line with fine pitting on the cylinder face. Hammer retains about 70% glossy fire blue. Grip frame is a gray metal patina. Trigger guard retains about 80% orig silver. Grips are sound showing light wear with a few nicks and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. Box is sound with some extremely professional repairs to one end of the lid and a slightly open seam on one end of the bottom. Interior is moderately soiled with some light foxing. Exterior shows very little soil with some light rubs on the lid and moderate wear on the edges and overall retains about 85% orig black finish. Flask is extremely fine and retains about 90% orig finish with bright gold wash on the collar. Mold shows light battering with sharp bright cavities and about 75-80% blue on the sprue cutter. Cleaning rod is fine with the metal tip having been cleaned. Cap box is intact and lightly soiled. All together an extraordinarily rare set the likes of which are unlikely to be encountered for sale anytime in the near future. 51683-2 JRL (20,000-35,000) – Lot 1188

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1191

RARE ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1888 SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 485. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Usual configuration with 5-3/4″ bbl, altered nickel silver front sight with 1 line “E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION. N.Y. U.S.A.” that reads from muzzle to frame. Mounted with 2-pc replacement Remington logo embossed hard rubber grips. Front of the frame and bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing and inside ejector rod housing are stamped with the assembly number “115”. Revolver has nearly full coverage Nimschke-style engraving which consists of flowing foliate arabesque patterns with fine pearled background. Recoil shield & loading gate are engraved with Mr. Nimschke’s trademark sunburst patterns. Cylinder has matching foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with a fine zig-zag pattern around the rear edge. Matching engraving extends over the top strap & both sides of the bbl with geometric patterns around the address. Buttstrap has a plugged lanyard hole. Revolver has the overall appearance of having been close to a fire with fine pitting over most surfaces from smoke damage. There were less than 1,000 of these revolvers produced 1888-1889. They were the improvement on the Model 1875 with the reduced ejector housing web and shorter bbls. This model was unknown until an Hartley & Graham catalog of about 1888 was recently discovered which pictured the Model 1888 alongside the Model 1875. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except grips which are replacements. Metal retains a cleaned gray metal patina with the aforementioned fine pitting. Replacement grips are fine with a purple tone. Timing needs adjusting otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with scattered pitting. 51619-3 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1191

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1195

RARE AND HISTORICAL SHARPS MODEL 4 DERINGER PISTOL PURPORTED TO BE THE PROPERTY OF THE INVENTOR, CHRISTIAN SHARPS.

NSN. Cal. 32RF. Blue&cased colored with 3-1/2″ bbl cluster, German silver front sight. Groove in the top of the frame as a rear sight. It has flat side frame with flattened recoiled shields and the knurled release button on the left side of the frame. It has spur trigger and with the Sharps patent marking on the right side of the frame and is mounted with spectacular deep relief carved eagles heads on the grips. The carving is extremely clever using the grip screw escutcheons for eyes in the eagles. This pistol is pictured on page 156 of the book Sharps Firearms, Sellers. Mr. Sellers states in his book that “this pistol was supposedly the personal property of Christian Sharps but the documentation is a little sketchy”. No indication of what the documentation was but, having known Frank Sellers for many years, there must have been something available to him for him to have even considered putting such a statement in print. Given that this pistol is not serialized lends strong credence to the probability that it, in fact, did belong to Christian Sharps. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Seiforth Collection; Ex-Frank Sellers Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl cluster retains 60-70% glossy orig blue with the sides of the two right bbls moderately heavily pitted. Frame retains traces of smoky cased colors having turned silver to gray with pitting on the right side. Grips are certifiable antique ivory, extremely fine showing light to moderate wear and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bores with scattered pitting. 51649-1 JR252 (12,500-17,500) ESA – Lot 1195

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1196

RARE CASED ENGRAVED TIPPING & LAWDEN MODEL T2 4-BARREL DERRINGER PISTOL.

SN 5572. Cal. 30 RF. Beautiful Sharps type derringer appears to be a direct copy of the Sharps Model 1A Derringer and, according to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, may have been made from parts shipped to England by Sharps. 2-7/8″ bbl cluster with brass pin front sight. Frame is brass with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Assembly number “10” was observed in front of the frame in the bbl dovetail slot which number is also found on bottom of bbls. Pistol is beautifully deluxe engraved with bbl cluster having wonderful flowing foliate & floral patterns with fantasy animal heads and a very fine stippled background. Frame has full coverage, extremely well-executed, flowing foliate arabesque patterns with clusters of flower blossoms on sides of standing breech and wolf’s heads on top of standing breech. Left rear edge of frame is engraved with a man’s head that has the foliate arabesque patterns emanating from his mouth. Right rear side of frame is engraved with a large wolf’s head. Top of backstrap is engraved with an additional bouquet of flower blossoms and backstrap in feather patterns. Buttstrap and grip keeper are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns. Engraving on sides & bottom of frame has a wonderful detailed punch dot background. This is one of the most elaborately engraved Tipping & Lawden pistols. Accompanied by its orig burl walnut veneer, blue felt lined casing with empty brass shield & ribbon in lid. Interior is compartmented for pistol, a small turn-screw, an ebony handled blued steel cleaning rod, a Hawksley pewter oil bottle and in front left corner a rectangular compartment with sliding lid that contains four 30 caliber rimfire cartridges. PROVENANCE: Jackson Arms (1977); Ex-Robert Howard Estate Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl cluster retains virtually all of its strong orig factory blue showing little or no wear; frame is a dark mustard patina; trigger retains dark case colors and hammer is a plummy blue finish; ivory grips are sound with a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, pitted dark bores. Pistol has been fired very little but apparently was not cleaned after firing corrosive ammo. Case has grain checks in the lid with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about 90% orig varnish; interior is lightly faded and moderately soiled; accessories are fine. 51649-2 JR87 (7,500-12,500) ESA – Lot 1196

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1197

SCARCE CASED ENGRAVED TIPPING & LAWDEN MODEL T1 4-BARREL SHARPS DERRINGER PISTOL.

SN 496. Cal. 22 Short. Almost a direct copy of the Sharps Model 1A Derringer and, according to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, may have been made from parts shipped to England by Sharps. Pistol has 2-5/8″ 4-bbl cluster with pin front sight and silver plated brass frame with standard markings around the hammer screw hole. Mounted with 2-pc, deep relief, cast Gutta Percha grips. Pistol is engraved with full coverage, very well-executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on frame with rosettes around hammer screw. Bbl cluster is also engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled ovals on each side for grasping spots. Accompanied by an orig English style burl walnut casing with empty brass shield in lid. Interior is green felt lined and compartmented for pistol with two empty covered compartments and one open compartment. According to the referenced publication only about 2,000 of these scarce revolvers were produced. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Howard Estate Collection, acquired 1980 at Ft. Worth show. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 65-75% glossy orig blue with balance a light patina; frame retains traces of orig silver finish with exposed brass a dark mustard patina; grips are sound showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, lightly pitted bores. Case has light separation around lid, otherwise is sound and retains most of a restored finish on lid; interior, possibly relined, shows light soil. 51649-3 JR80 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1197

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1203

FINE ORIGINAL RECENT DISCOVERY CONFEDERATE LEECH & RIGDON REVOLVER, SERIAL NUMBER 820 WITH ORIGINAL HOLSTER.

SN 820. Cal. 36. This is newly discovered revolver from a Western estate that has not been seen in collectors market before. Family knows gun has always been in family and dates back to a great-great-uncle on mother’s side who came from battlefield to Nevada during the Gold Rush and it has been retained in the family ever since. There are 2 sets of initials on this gun which probably would identify the man who carried it ‘JSE” on butt and “HWE” inside grip strap. This revolver was made under contract from the Confederate States government in Greensboro, GA. in 1863. By NRA standards this revolver would grade good+ but is quite fine for a Confederate revolver. This example shows honest use, as does its fine orig holster. CONDITION: Very good overall, all matching. Everything normally SNd is numbered and numbers all discernible. Numbers are found on bbl, arbor, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, loading arm, latch, wedge, cylinder and penciled inside grips. Makers mark is especially crisp and discernible with a light rebound in “Rigdon” which is not uncommon. Metal is grey and smooth overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Stocks are sound and well fit with moderate edge wear, hand worn patina, ½” chip on left side. Good mechanics, clean, crisp bore with light pitting. 100% orig with exception of 4 properly conserved screws. Accompanying holster is a rare find and is in relatively fine condition overall, though missing closure tab and belt loop is resewn with rawhide as is top 2″ of closure, which truly appears to be alternations made when this gun was brought out west after the Civil War. 51029-1 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1203

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1204

RARE CONFEDERATE RIGDON & ANSLEY REVOLVER, AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.

SN 1786. Cal. 36. All SNs on this revolver are stamped with the correct small number dies. It is also to be noted that the number “1” is a broken die which became broken at pistol #1237, continuing to be used through the small-die run to R&A pistol #1900, or thereabouts. This gun has cryptic “W” stamped on left front web of trigger bow. Gun appears all orig with matching SNs “1786” that are found on bbl housing, latch, loading arm, frame, arbor, cylinder, backstrap, trigger guard and wedge. The grips are also SNd internally in the channel and have a “WH” (Wescom Hudgins) inspector’s cartouche. Top bbl flat is properly stamped “CSA”. Sometime in late November or early December of 1862, the firm of Leech & Rigdon, then located in Columbus, Mississippi, contracted with the Confederate Government to manufacture percussion revolvers of the Colt patent design, though contract was not signed for 1500 guns until firm settled in Greensboro, GA. With Union troops threatening the Columbus area, Leech & Rigdon moved its operation (its third move) to Greensboro, Georgia, where they began turning out revolvers in March of 1863. Approximately 1000 revolvers were produced at Greensboro, before it was again necessary to move because of Yankee pressure in the area. The Leech & Rigdon partnership split up in January of 1864, and Rigdon took all the gun-making machinery with him, moved to Augusta, Georgia (the fourth and last move) forming a new partnership with Jesse Ansley. Rigdon & Ansley assumed the responsibility of completing the orig Leech & Rigdon contract, by manufacturing the remaining 500 revolvers of that model, then going on with a new contract to furnish 1500 Rigdon & Ansley revolvers. While the Rigdon & Ansley revolvers were practically identical in design to the Leech & Rigdons, there were some changes made which were considered improvements at the time. The most obvious change was the addition of six (6) more cylinder stops on the Rigdon & Ansley, and the omission of the locking pins on the rear shoulders of the cylinder. This was thought to be a safety improvement in that it allowed the cylinder to be locked in place with the hammer resting between the percussion nipples. An additional change was the milling-out of a groove in the recoil shield, which now came to be called a “cap release groove”, which allowed spent percussion caps an easier exit from the frame, so that they were expelled via the groove at the right top side of the recoil shields as the cylinder rotated to the right in the firing and re-cocking procedure, after each round was fired. This “cap release groove” is found on this revolver along with the employment of a “Colt-type” loading lever latching assembly, rather than Leech & Rigdon ball and pin type catches. This is a pleasing example of Georgia made Rigdon & Ansley revolver with fine aesthetics, complete and orig. PROVENANCE: Ex-Clifford Young Collection, 1954; Ex-Fred Slaton Collection, 1960; Lifetime Collection of Dr. Zack Catterton. CONDITION: Very good overall, matching throughout, all major parts orig, the only discernible replacement is the wedge screw. Bbl retains tiny traces of orig blue finish with balance plum/brown with scattered nicks, dings, scratches and pinprick pitting. Frame and loading assembly have matching plum/brown color with pitting. Cylinder has rougher surface than rest of gun, grey/brown color with pitting, old cleaning and file marks, worn ratcheting and stops; SN is only partially discernible and may not actually match gun, though it does appear to be an orig Rigdon cylinder with correct partial SN dies. Front brass post sight is orig. Brass trigger guard and backstrap have yellow to dark mustard patina. Grips are sound and well fit with thin traces of orig varnish. Mechanically gun functions with well discerned rifling in bore. 51566-8 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1204

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1222

1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET IN FINE “AS FOUND” CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL VERY RARE RICHMOND ANGULAR BAYONET.

NSN. Cal. 58. The Richmond Armory was the largest Confederate long arms maker utilizing equipment captured from Harper’s Ferry in 1861. Early Richmond’s utilized many captured Harper’s Ferry parts, but by late ’62, guns are predominantly all of Richmond manufacture. Richmond muskets, though the most common Confederate made long arm of the Civil War, are extremely difficult to find in superior “as found” condition as they all saw hard and long use. This gun appears all orig and authentic and totally of Richmond manufacture with the exception of reused Harper’s Ferry iron buttplate which has had the US surcharge removed. Musket is marked forward of hammer “C.S. / RICHMOND VA” and “1862” behind hammer. The bbl has matching bbl date of “1862” and a “V / P” bbl proof. The bands all show a centrally-struck Richmond style “U”. The ramrod is correct and orig tapered style that are almost as hard to find as the flat sided angular bayonets. The bayonet fits gun well. Julia’s has not offered a fine, untouched Richmond musket since the Ben Michel Collection was sold in October, 2009 and cannot ever remember orig musket and bayonet being offered by any source. PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dr. Zack Catterton. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have dark iron patina with pitting. Rear sling swivel is missing. Rear and front sights appear orig with matching patina. Lock markings are crisp and well struck. 1862 bbl date and “V / P” proof are discernible, but light, as can be seen in photos. Iron buttplate is well fit and has matching patina to rest of gun. Brass nosecap has dark mottled brown/mustard patina. The stock is sound a solid with good edges, hand worn patina and a pair of lightly carved initials “WA” on right side, no doubt denoting the soldier who carried it. There is a large 1″ sliver broken out just rear of breech on left side and based on surface, it has been missing since the war. The bore has been reamed to 64 Cal. smooth bore with no discernible rifling. Mechanically, gun functions well. Bayonet is overall grey, lighter than the gun, shows typical laminated flaws always seen on these rare bayonets thought to have been contracted in Raleigh, NC. 51566-11 JS (12,000-15,000) – Lot 1222

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1223

RARE AND FINE CIVIL WAR 1ST MODEL ENGRAVED MERRILL OFFICER’S CARBINE.

SN 1081. Cal. 54. This is a fine example of the rarely seen 1st Model Merrill Officer’s Model carbine, engraved and German silver mounted and once part of the well known Merrill Collection of Bill Moore of Baton Rouge, LA. The handful of engraved 1st Model Merrill carbines are quite scarce and all very different. This particular example is totally German silver mounted with flat hinge. Lock, hammer, bbl band, trigger guard, breech, sling bar mounts, buttplate and patchbox are all engraved. Stock is deluxe burled walnut and highly polished. Otherwise, this carbine is standard configuration with patent markings on breech and lock with 21-1/2″ browned bbl. This gun is in beautiful condition and is pictured and described in the accompanying privately printed book of Mr. Moore’s collection of Merrill’s on pgs 37-39, (Fig. 17). PROVENANCE: Ex-William D. Moore Collection, Baton Rouge, LA. CONDITION: Very good to fine, orig, complete. Traces of finish in protected areas of breech, bbl retains much of its orig thinning brown finish. Assembly number “43” noted on many parts. Stock is well fit with long hairline on right side rear of sling ring. Markings and engraving all fine and discernible with some wear noted to engraving on high portions of “star” on trigger bow. Scattered small, cosmetic blemishes. Mechanically functional with crisp bright bore. 51591-8 JS (12,000-15,000) – Lot 1223

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1224

RARE 1864 CONFEDERATE DICKSON NELSON RIFLE.

NSN. Cal. 58. Dickson Nelson in Dawson, GA made a majority of their guns for the State of Alabama. These guns are rarely encountered and this is an honest example from direct family descent in Trussville, AL. 32-1/2″ bbl marked on breech “ALA. 1864” and lock marked “DICKSON / NELSON & CO / C.S.” forward of hammer and rear of hammer “ALA. / 1864”. This gun is in the typical configuration of other guns of this type with brass nosecap, bbl bands, trigger guard, and buttplate. John Murphy & Howard Madaus in their definitive text Confederate Rifles and Muskets 1996 describes these rare guns at length and the probable delivery of only 645 rifles delivered before Union Army totally disrupted their operations. PROVENANCE: Family descent. CONDITION: Good to very good overall for a well used long arm utilized after war as a hunting gun, now about 64 Cal. smooth bore, instead of orig 58 Cal. rifled bore which is also been trimmed about 1/2″. Lock & bbl markings all discernible as can be seen in photos. Missing sling swivels and rear band, otherwise orig. Dovetailed rear sight is missing, exposing Roman numeral “VII” in mortise. Stock is sound, heavily sanded and refinished with several hairlines. Brass has been cleaned and varnished overall like the wood. Brass has light mustard patina under varnish. There is wood burned and reduced around bolster. Nipple is smashed from lots of use, just like you would expect to see on an old military rifle taking on a new role of shooting game and protecting the homestead. Lock & bbl are brown/plum overall with iron patina and heavy pitting at breech. The wooden ramrod which was added after the war shows lots of age and hand worn patina. Mechanically gun is functional but will not hold half-cock. Smooth bore is clear with pitting. 51789-1 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1224

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1227

EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE CIVIL WAR “STATE OF NEW YORK” DELAFIELD RIFLED FIELD GUN, SERIAL NUMBER 3.

SN 3. This particular cannon is in beautiful condition with great markings and wonderful carriage utilizing orig iron hardware. This cannon is number “3” of 13 delivered to the Commissary General of the State of New York, March 18, 1862 and was thought to have been issued and used by the “Excelsior” State New York Battery. Richard Delafield (1798-1893) was a Major General during the Civil War and Chief of US Engineers and former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Delafield was in charge of the defenses of New York Harbor in 1861, when he designed this cannon that shot a pre-engraved projectile which was unique at the beginning of the war, but later adopted for other rifled cannon. Cannon measures 78″ overall with bore length of 72-1/2″. Cannon is marked on top between trunnions “S.N.Y.”. Right trunnion marked “MMW & CO”. (Moores M. White & Co., finisher), over “IGJ” (Isaac Gale Johnson, foundry). Left trunnion dated “1862” above Richard Delafield’s initials “R.D.”. Muzzle face at top “No 3” and “3.67”. Cannon weight is stamped under cascabel “1016” lbs, just over weights of M-1841 six-pounders, for better power in the battlefield. Accompanying cannon is an orig Civil War albumen photograph of Delafield, about 7″ x 5″ oval mounted on larger board. There is also a photograph of the cannon being fired by present consignor at the N-S.S.A. Nationals in Winchester, VA. 1980 where it won a 2nd place award for live fire accuracy at 200 yards. Also included are old copies of the 1861 engineering diagram drawn up General Delafield with notes. Additional information provided by consignor can be seen in provenance. These three items are all in one large frame. Of the four known Delafield rifles of this contract, this example is by far the best and one of only two privately owned. This is an impressive and great rarity among Civil War cannon. PROVENANCE: Jack Singer, Peekskill, NY, 1971; Bernard and Ken Kurdt, Wappingers Falls, NY, 1975. CONDITION: Fine overall, markings mostly crisp. Slight weakness in trunnion and muzzle marks, but still all discernible as can be seen in photos. Cannon measures 136″ from muzzle to trail, 80″ hub to hub. Carriage is very good to fine with strong wood components professionally restored, utilizing some orig irons with pitting and other good restorations that are overall smooth. Carriage properly painted with additional 1-1/2″ red painted bands on hubs for visibility when used in recent demonstrations, easily painted over black to match. Accompanying projectile with malleable iron pre-engraved rifling on sabot is 9-1/2″ tall, weighing 12-1/2″ lbs with pewter Parrott time fuse. The frame of documents measures 25″ x 19″, orig albumen photograph of Delafield is mounted on a 10-1/2″ x 8″ board is light faded, foxed with light staining 51089-1 JS (60,000-90,000) – Lot 1227

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1240

VERY RARE MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS STRAIGHT BLADED ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER.

You are bidding on a rare variant cavalry saber with massive 36-3/4″ double-edged straight blade. This sword is the 2nd largest of Confederate fighting swords. Only the straight bladed cavalry sabers made by Kraft, Goldschmidt & Kraft for Wade Hampton’s men is larger, like the officer’s example sold also in this sale. This example, like the standard sabers, is marked with three lines on top of hilt “MEMPHIS / NOVELTY WORKS / THOS LEECH & CO.” This is possibly the finest of no more than a handful of examples known with a bright lustrous blade. CONDITION: Blade is white/bright with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The leather grip is almost totally intact with only wear to a few high spots, showing the unique Leech cord construction only noted by this particular manufacturer of Confederate swords. The thin, twisted copper wire has old repair, but appears complete and is tightly fitted. Brass hilt and pommel retain much of an old gilted surface with balance chocolate brown patina. Markings are discernible, but typically only partially struck as can be seen in photos. Brass scabbard mounts are cleaned with scattered scratches and staining, light mustard patina. Lap seamed scabbard body is brown with heavy iron patina. 51574-2 JS (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1240

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1243

VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER ALTERED FOR CIVIL WAR USE.

This is a fine example of the Virginia Manufactory of Arms alteration of a horseman’s saber for the “modern cavalry”. This sword originally had much longer blade and scabbard and has the standard 2nd model iron hilt having a slotted iron guard, bird’s head profile pommel and backstrap. Grip is of wood covered in black leather. Blade has been armory slimmed and trimmed down to 34″. Sword has been fitted with an iron scabbard with iron throat and cast brass carrying rings. This alteration was done for the state of Virginia prior to the Civil War by N. P. Ames in Springfield, Mass. A wonderful example of a Virginia Manufactory saber altered for later Confederate use, ricasso is stamped with “7”. The Virginia Manufactory of Arms made long arms, pistols and swords for the Virginia State Troops from he late 18th to early 19th century. Confederate altered products are quite desirable and scarce. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is gray/bright with old sharpening and a few small nicks in cutting edge. Grip leather is about 70% complete and retains about half its wire. Scabbard is very good with no dents and retains traces of orig black paint with balance smooth iron patina, several small dents and blemishes. Hilt is a matching smooth grey to brown iron patina. 51574-3 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1243

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1244

EXTREMELY FINE AND HIGH GRADE INDIAN WARS PRESENTATION STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD, BRIG. GENERAL DAVID CRAIGIE, 12TH US INFANTRY, FT YATES, NORTH DAKOTA.

This exquisite sword imported by Shannon, Miller & Crane, New York City was made in Solingen with 30″ double edged blade with American patriotic etched panels with gold highlights and Craigie’s name on blade. This is the highest grade of Model 1860/1872 you will likely even encounter. Scabbard is mounted with cut-through relief decorated gilted brass mounts with unusual and finely etched military motifs and inscription “PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN D. J. CRAIGIE, / BY THE ENLISTED MEN OF THE 12TH U.S. INFT’Y / AT FORT YATES, N.D.”. David Craigie, who was born in Scotland in 1840, had distinguished Civil War service serving originally with the 8th Iowa Infantry in 1861, being wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Shiloh serving until end of war and being transferred to Leavenworth, KS. After the Civil War he was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the 12 U.S. Infantry serving on the Pacific Coast for several years when in 1887 the regiment was stationed at Ft. Yates (named for Custer officer George Yates, killed at Little Bighorn). Craigie commanded a company on the Sitting Bull Sioux Campaign during Winter of 1890-91. Craigie’s long service was rewarded by promotion to Brig General just before his retirement in 1903. He died in 1913 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery with a large memorial (Section 1, Grave 307). Accompanying sword is fine framed MOLLUS membership document dated 1885, signed by General Winfield Scott Hancock. Large file of research accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Fine-very fine overall, blade retains luster and much of it’s gold etched background. Gilt on multi-branched decorated hilt and scabbard mounts is 90%+ intact. Slab grips appear Mother-of-Pearl and are excellent and intact. Attached sword knot is in matching fine complete condition. 51685-1 (6,500-8,500) – Lot 1244

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1252

MASSIVE EARLY CIRCA 1835, EXHIBITION GRADE CONGREVE BOWIE KNIFE.

We only know of one other Charles Congreve Bowie of this configuration and that particular knife was one of the prized bowies from the renowned David Petty Collection. Both knives are made identically being 16-1/4″ overall with heavy 12″ blades, .35″ thick at ricasso which are beautifully sculpted with beveling, flutes and crosshatching as can be seen in photos. Congreve was quite proud in marking this Bowie on both ricasso’s. The particular knife here is featured in an American Bowie Knife Association bulletin in 2000. Wayne McNeese in this article tells it’s story “This big, early Sheffield Bowie is fresh out of upper east Tennessee…The handle is bone shaped of cast German silver, with ivory scales, the guard is German silver and is 3″ long. Each end of the guard is shaped like a crown. Fortunately, the original scabbard is with the knife. It has a file-decorated, German silver throat with belt loop, and tip. One naturally focuses attention on the ricasso of this particular Bowie. The ricasso is very unique in its design and file treatment. The ricasso area extends 2-3/8″ from the guard, and the front area is triangle-shaped and crosshatched. There are 5 round bottom grooves filed across the blade. Next is a flat area with the maker’s name, followed by 2 more grooves. Unique about this Bowie knife is that the blade and all silver mounts including scabbard mounts were gilded. The blade retains about 15-20% gild, all in the ricasso area. The guard has about 80% gild, and the other mounts have varying percentages. The scabbard mounts have about 50% gild remaining. The gild treatment would make me believe the Bowie was owned by a person of some prominence.” This is an extremely rare massive early Bowie thought to have been made 1832-1837 at the height of the early Bowie knife craze in America. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, blade exhibits some original finish and plating with light old sharpening, staining and light pitting. There is a break in one side to German silver strap and grip and opposite side is bulged. The “Certifiable Antique Ivory” grips are well fit, though one side has 1-1/2″ diagonal crack through lower retaining pin. Scabbard is very good, complete with finial and belt loop, mating patina and plating to German silver mounts with several small dents in drag. Scabbard body is sound and solid with several wrinkles and one crack with old glued repair, scabbard body still retains over 90% of its original surface with scuffing and chipping and a couple large chips on one side. Fits blade well firmly and tightly. 51597-1 JS (15,000-20,000) ESA – Lot 1252

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1254

RARE LARGE SHEFFIELD FOLDING BOWIE KNIFE WITH HALF HORSE-HALF ALLIGATOR POMMELS.

This massive folder measures 12-1/4″ open with 5-1/2″ clip point blade with London agent mark on ricasso “W.F. MILLS / 120 HOLBORN / LONDON”. Knife is German silver mounted with 2-1/2″ pommels depicting half-horse half-alligator which is purely American device from American Frontier folklore. Norm Flayderman in his monumental text The Bowie Knife: Unsheathing an American Legend p. 434: “I AM HALF-HORSE AND HALF-ALLIGATOR AND CAN WHIP ANY MAN ON THE MISSISSIPPI BY GOD! That graphic, swaggering boast and analogy in early American literature to characterize Mississippi River boatmen, frontiersman and Kentuckians.” From Davy Crockett’s almanac published in 1835 provided the major impetus for the adoption of half-horse, half-alligator symbol on Sheffield Bowie knives. This knife also has an inset “Latin” cross we have not noted before on an early Sheffield knife made for the American market. Regardless, this knife is unique overall and you will not find another like it. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade shows old sharpening, is grey overall with staining and light pitting. Markers mark is crisp and easily discerned. Stylized German silver cross guard has several shallow dents and scratches. Reverse pommel has one 1/2″ dent behind raised relief motif with scattered minor bruising and wear to high areas. Mechanically, knife is functional and lock holds firm and solid. There is about 1/2″ x 1/4″ chip of reverse wood grip at top toe where an iron pin has been re-peened at pivot of lock. 50412-59 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1254

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1255

RARE EARLY WOODHEAD & HARTLEY “AMERICAN HUNTING KNIFE” WITH FULL ALLIGATOR POMMELS.

Classic clip point Bowie full firm marked “WOODHEAD & HARTLEY / 7 LAMBERT STREET / SHEFFIELD”, 8-1/2″ blade stamped “AMERICAN HUNTING KNIFE” and etched “AMERICANS NEVER SURRENDER”. Coffin-shaped grip has Mother of Pearl slabs and 2-1/4″ pommels with alligator motifs in raised relief which is a rare American motif. This is a very fine knife, circa 1845 that among the finest known. CONDITION: Knife is overall fine, though blade is grey overall with old sharpening and etched panel is very light and difficult to read. Stamped motifs and maker mark are very good. Mother of Pearl slabs are fine with good color. Pommels are tight and well fit with wear to high spots but overall better than average. German silver crossguard, pommels and scabbard mounts have matching patina. The accompanying orig scabbard is sound and solid, retaining much of its orig color with scuffs and some slight wrinkles. Frog button and obverse front mount have several dents that don’t affect the overall esthetics. 50412-63 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1255

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1256

RARE “WOLFE & CLARKS / NEW YORK” EARLY AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE.

This exact knife is pictured on pg 361 of Norm Flayerdman’s The Bowie Knife. “Long considered among the most impressive, if not imposing of Bowie knife forms. The sleek appearance of their handsomely fashioned blade embodies the menace the Bowie knife is often accorded in length and myth. “Forged bolsters” date among the earlier and rare forms of the weapon. Decidedly Sheffield-made, this example bears only the name of the New York firm for whom it was made or through which it was marketed by their English cutlers. German silver handle cast integral with the crossguard, engraved with shell motif on its center. The bolster is marked “WOLFE & CLARKS / NEW YORK”. The name is found in New York City directories 1836-1844, located at 193 Maiden Lane as importers of hardware and guns. This knife has a long, single edge, clip point blade with decorative Spanish notch at the choil, 2-pc stag grips fastened by 8 pins and unusually long escutcheons. 15″ overall with 10-1/2″ blade; 7-1/2″ false edge. Leather sheath with German silver mounts”. PROVENANCE: Ex-Norm Flayderman Collection; pictured on pg 361 The Bowie Knife. CONDITION: Fine overall. Blade has old cleaning with staining and light pitting. German silver mounts including scabbard are fine with patina, with small cosmetic scratches, dings and dents. Stag grips well fit with hand worn patina. Markings are excellent. 50412-62 (25,000-45,000) – Lot 1256

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1268

RARE GERMAN ETCHED ALL STEEL WHEEL LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1580.

NSN. Cal. 15mm. Measuring 21-3/4″ overall, 13″, 2-stage swamped bbl is decorated over 95% of its surface. Most notable exception is buttcap which is un-decorated and thought to have originally been covered with fabric on leather. Etching includes floral and geometric patterns with several panels of animals, including Phoenix, dog, boar and stag. Two stamped shield stamped cartouches on top bbl flat at breech one having an eagle surcharged with the letters “HH”; the other a rampant horse (neither found in Stockel). Still retaining inventory tag (HL 265), from the Armory of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Castle. PROVENANCE: Armory of the Hohenlohe-Langenburg Castle; Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Good-very good overall. Metal has seen years of cleaning with etched panels all still discernible with good black patina background, but some lighter than others. Iron ramrod is replaced. 51625-2 JS (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1268

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1270

BRAUNSCHWEIG ATTRIBUTED WHEEL LOCK BALL BUTT (PUFFER) BELT PISTOL, CIRCA 1590.

NSN. Cal. 13.5mm. Classic German Wheel Lock with plain lockplate. Rnd 12-5/8″ swamped bbl, 21″ overall. Bbl is decorated with simulated fish scales. Ebonized wood stock is plain with inlaid decorated bone rear of breech. Attribution to Braunschweig is based on lock design of known Brunswick (Braunschweig) attributed arms. Only marking seen externally is a small 2-headed eagle just forward of fish scale on top of bbl. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Very good overall with wood restoration to forestock on left side forward of tip of 5-1/4″ belt hook. Metal is overall cleaned and grey/bright with staining and pinprick pitting. There are two old collection numbers of unknown attribution. 51625-1 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1270

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1271

RARE AND FINE ALL METAL NURNBERG WHEEL LOCK CAVALRY PISTOL USED BY THE VENETIAN REPUBLIC, CIRCA 1580.

NSN. Cal. 15mm. 14″ overall, with 8-1/2″ oct-rnd swamped bbl, with Nurnberg proof and makers mark with unicorn on top bbl flat. Lock is marked “GB” below a bird with another indiscernible proof, not found in Stockel. According to consignor, there are 14 identical pistols in the “Armeria of the Palazzo Ducale” in Venice. A belt hook acts as the rear lockplate screw escutcheon. Belt hook is 7-3/4″ long. Round portion of bbl is florally engraved as is pan cover and cock is engraved in the shape of the head of a beast. Gun appears orig, complete and fine condition. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Very good-fine overall. Metal is fairly smooth, grey/bright overall with light scattered areas of staining and pitting. Lock and bbl markings and engraving crisp and discernible as can be seen in photographs. 51625-3 JS (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1271

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1273

AUSTRIAN WHEEL LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1690.

NSN. Cal. 15.5mm. Dietrichstein proof of Ferlach found top of bbl breech, otherwise unmarked. Bbl is 36cm (14-1/4″) and about 21″ overall. Gun appears orig and complete and in beautiful condition, apparently seeing little use. PROVENANCE: Ex-Pahar Collection; Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Metal overall is bright and polished. Stock is sound, very good with some raised grain, well fit around lock that appears to have seen little use. Bore is clean and smooth. 51625-11 JS (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1273

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1278

RARE MODEL 1817 TYPE 1 FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY SPRINGFIELD ARMORY.

NSN. Cal. 69. 10-3/4″ Round bbl with P (Eagle), and V proofs at rear is held to stock with large front double band having brass sight. Flat 1807 type lock with beveled edge has an eagle and “US” in front of serpentine cock. Tail is marked “SPRING” “FIELD” “1817”. Inspectors mark is visible on left side. It is estimated that only 400 of this type pistol were produced by Springfield, mostly to use up parts on hand. CONDITION: Good, as found. All metal parts are pitted brown to black patina. Wood is sound, dark. Frizzen spring is missing. Mainspring is weak. Old hickory ramrod does not have metal tip for accessories. 51164-1 MGM189 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 1278

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1285
Revised: 4/6/2017

Please Note: The restoration mentioned is cosmetic only.

JOHN NOLL, CHAMBERSBURG SCHOOL RELIEF CARVED KENTUCKY RIFLE.

NSN. Cal. 54. 42-1/2″ full octagon barrel signed at breech in raised cartouche “IN” with dagger for John Noll. Overall length 58″. The low relief and incised carving on this rifle is very similar to other rifles found in the literature. The low relief carving forward of the patch box and on the cheek piece side of the butt showed beautifully executed C-Scroll designs with incised cross-hatching used by both John and Henry Noll. The rifle has a 4-piece engraved patchbox with 3 piercings. It is interesting to note rifles pictured by Noll’s exhibit the use of 7 various finial styles. The engraved flintlock is unmarked and is a well-executed reconversion. The 5-1/2″ long brass toeplate has simple engraving en suite as does the lock escutcheon and the rifle has single set trigger. All the carvings and inlays are consistent with Noll’s work in the Chambersburg school. John Noll was a master gunsmith, carver and engraver who had the ability to interpret the academic rococo design and the ability to successfully compose his designs. John Noll is listed as a gunsmith in Washington Township, Franklin County, PA from 1800-1820. He was one of the great master gunsmiths of the golden age of Kentucky rifles. He was also one of the best designers and engravers of patchboxes and other metal parts, and one of the top-quality carvers. CONDITION: This rifle shows signs of great use but is in the condition you like to find them – with only minor restoration including well-executed percussion flint reconversion. The patina on the brass and wood throughout are consistent. 51828-2 JS (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1285

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1287

D G PRATT CASED HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE.

NSN. Cal. 36. This small bore rifle weighs in at a full 12-1/2 pounds with 32″ Remington made oct-rnd bbl. Both lock and bbl are marked “DG Pratt”. Hooded bead front sight, buckhorn mid-sight and adjustable tang sight. Brass and German silver mounted with interlinked circles of odd fellows inset opposite patchbox. Unique brass wire trigger guard and set triggers. Custom wood case with large flask, brass tipped ramrod and cleaning rod, balls, caps and patches. CONDITION: Very good overall. Metal is overall grey. Two gold bands. Strong traces of the orig Remington brown. Stock is sound, solid. All inlays complete, though a couple slightly raised. A few hairlines. Hand worn patina to brightly oil polished burled wood. Mechanically crisp with bright shiny bore. Wood case well weathered and worn externally, re-hinged, missing lock mechanism. Interior soiled, dark baize lining torn and missing in areas. One partition slightly loose, but houses and protects gun nicely. 51470-1 JS (2,500-4,500) – Lot 1287

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1288

IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION SHOTGUN PRESENTED TO INFAMOUS “BOSS TWEED” CONSPIRATOR JOHN J. BRADLEY APRIL 1858.

NSN. Cal. 12ga. If this gun could only talk and tell us why this simple mid-grade engraved Liege dbl bbl 12 ga percussion shotgun was presented by sixteen listed New York City aldermen with a contemporary German silver repair to broken forestock held by seven brass screws. This gun looks much like a Manton Muzzleloader, however the maker is unknown. Presentation as seen in photos was expertly etched in raised relief on buttplate that was then Sheffield plated and reattached. This gun must have had some historic memorialization to Bradley and to the other aldermen presenters. The etching, presentation, and plating most likely cost more than the cost of this gun in 1858. John J. Bradley (1831-1891) owned a livery stable at the corner of 4th Ave and 18th St. He was a long time New York local politician, serving as a State Senator for a total of seven years. Bradley was often the subject of newspaper articles including a wonderful Oct 31, 1871 New York Times article titled “Respectable John J. Bradley”‘. “It seems inconceivable that at this time of day, anybody indorsed by Tammany Hall should be able to secure a single vote on the ground of his ‘respectability’. John J. Bradley is not only indorsed by the Ring of public plunderers, but his election is of the most vital importance for the perpetuation of their rule. His greed in securing the spoils of office is only equaled by the rapacity of TWEED for extra-official plunder. And yet this man, who is not ashamed to extract at least 200,000 a year from a depleted Treasury for his services….”. Bradley joined the Tammany Hall when quite young, and was never indicted retiring back to his livery business and staying away from politics the last years of his life. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Presents well with presentation buttplate and German silver shield repair to forearm. Iron is overall brown/grey with staining and pitting. Stock other than break is sound, retaining much of its orig varnish, hand-worn patina, scattered cosmetic defects. Buttplate which was silver-plated retains 98% orig silver with some bubbling. Mechanically sound, with clear smooth bores. 51745-1 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 1288

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1294

EXTREMELY RARE UNWIN & ROGERS “SWITCHBLADE” CASED PERCUSSION KNIFE PISTOL.

NSN. Cal. 28. 7″ overall. Unwin & Rogers made the most popular knife pistol combination in the world in the Victorian era, no doubt making many thousands. The push button spring-blade is an extremely rare variant with few known and this is the only example we are aware ever coming to auction. Also quite rare, is the orig “UNWIN AND ROGERS / SHEFFIELD” gold embossed mahogany casing. 3-1/2″ German silver bbl with British proofs and “UNWIN & ROGERS / PATENTED SHEFFIELD” on left side “NON * XLL” on right side. Two 3-1/2″ blades, clip point blade on right side is manually operated and the double edged blade on left is released and locked by oval German silver button on left side. Gun is mounted with horn slabs, checkered where held as pistol. German silver trapdoor retains caps and balls. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, no finish but gun appears orig and complete with scattered dings, dents and scratches on German silver. Horn slabs are complete with a couple hairline cracks, hand worn patina. Blades are grey overall, dagger point has old cleaning and sharpening at point. Functional overall, including strong switchblade mechanism and good gun mechanism. Pistol when cocked extends a folding trigger which is still functional. Accompanying bag flask retains about half its orig varnish and bright blue to spring, nipple wrench combination vent pick is very good. Oiler and cap tin label are new additions. Single cavity ball mold is good with iron patina. Casing is sound and solid with blank round plaque in lid retaining much of its orig varnish with numerous scuffs, scrapes and scratches. Red velvet lining is light faded and soiled with wear with discernible gilt makers mark inside lid is light but all discernible. Accompanying key is functional. 51705-1 JS (6,000-7,000) – Lot 1294

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1298

*SPECTACULAR IVO FABBRI “GRAND LUSSO” OVER-UNDER PIGEON GUN ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID BY A. GALEAZZI WITH CASE.

SN E499. (1977) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Demi-bloc bbls with concave, hand matted, ventilated rib, are gold inlaid “Ivo Fabbri Brescia” in script, and engraved “MADE IN ITALY” on top left side, and “GRAND LUSSO By Len Puccinelli”, in gold on right. Bbl flats are stamped with 1978 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottom bbl is engraved “BOHLER SUPER BLITZ STEEL”. Coin finished, low profile, OU sidelock action features blocked out safety and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are masterfully engraved and gold inlaid by noted long time Italian engraver, Angelo Galeazzi, whose signature is under front of trigger guard bow. The game scenes depicted here were chosen by Len Puccinelli, to represent the ultimate of three categories of waterfowl shooting, with three canvas back ducks flying over marsh on left side representing the fastest flyers, three Canada geese with rising moon in background, representing those that fly the farthest, and five snipe on bottom whizzing over marsh representing the most difficult to “hit”. Mr. Puccinelli also insisted on gold inlay of major subjects, which Mr. Galeazzi was reluctant to do. Galeazzi found making gold meld well with the Bulino on steel to be a trying task, often with poor results (per letter from Puccinelli). In this particular case the combination worked out well, and the work on this fine shotgun is indeed superb. Top lever and trigger guard, as well as selected parts of action, have gold wire border inlay. Near exhibition quality, dramatic smoky marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut extreme pistol grip slight Monte Carlo buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black KICKEEZ pad. Fancy pattern borderless checkering with ribbons through pattern, wraps over top of grip. Matching full one piece forend has Anson type release. (Mr. Puccinelli’s letter also relates that the wood was “given by Beretta” and that the finish and checkering is by Gary Goudi of California.) Bore diameter: top -.726, bottom – .728. Bore restrictions: top – .040 (full), bottom – .025 (Imod). Wall thickness: top – .023, bottom – .025. Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: approx 3/8″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli, has black canvas outer cover with leather trim. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has Leonard Puccinelli label in lid. Case is semi-french fitted for action and bbls. Accessories include round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, two striker bottles (one with spare mainsprings, the other with strikers and other springs and small parts), along with cleaning equipment including a 3-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with mop, jag, and brush, in black leather containers. PROVENANCE: Letter from Puccinelli Design with description and features as of 1988. Business card of Angelo Galeazzi with inscription on back attesting that he did engrave this gun, and a translation of this certificate (augmented a bit) from Puccinelli, signed by Galeazzi in 1977. Fabbri catalog. Guarantee certificate. Customs form 4457 for this gun. Orvis appraisal dated Oct 1, 1984 with then current market value of $45,000.00. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 85 – 90% orig blue with some light marks and rubs, thinning somewhat overall; considerably on sides around action. Coin finish of action remains excellent. Blue of top lever considerably silvered at thumbpiece, forend iron with patch completely silver on bottom left, trigger guard retaining 30% blue, silvered on bow and grip. Stocks retain most of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with evidence of areas refinished after re-shaping of comb, worn on sharp edges. Checkering is slightly worn. Pad is new and does not fit well. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. Case leather is excellent, as protected by its outer cover, which has a number of scuffs and rubs. Zipper works. Interior cloth is excellent with some rubs. Accessories are excellent. A one of a kind Fabbri that was used by Mr. Puccinelli in setting the current records as of 1988 of 52 straight and 39 x 39 live pigeons at the Fort Worth and Dallas gun clubs, respectively. 51056-1 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 1298

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1304

*INTERESTING EARLY PIOTTI SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH CASE AND BOOK “FLLI PIOTTI”.

SN 3898. (1968) Cal. 12 GA. This fine gun by this highly regarded Italian maker is virtually identical to the Merkel 203E and was undoubtedly sourced from them. It has 27-1/2″ demi-bloc bbls with low, matted, ventilated rib. Top bbl is engraved “F PIOTTI GARDONE VT” on left side, and “ACCIAIO PHONIX” on right. Bbls are stamped with 1968 nitro proofs. Coin finished OU action with H&H type detachable sidelocks, features non-automatic safety, double Kersten bolt, filed in arrow head tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with near full coverage large, flowing, acanthus scroll. This engraving is somewhat deeper on fences and bolsters. Blued top lever has thumbpiece pierced and relief engraved in scroll and floral motif. Blued trigger guard has SN at grip. Well streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad, and has closely spaced point pattern checkering at grip. Three piece ejector forend has Deeley type release and silver oval at rear engraved with monogram “DR”. Bore diameter: top -.728, bottom -.728. Bore restrictions: top -.031 (full), bottom -.021 (mod). Wall thickness: top -.029, bottom -.026. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Brown leather case with brass corners and two combination locks is lined in dark green felt, and contains 3-pc beech and brass cleaning rod. Also included is the book FLLI PIOTTI ITALIAN FINE GUN MAKER by Nobili, where a similar gun to this, except in 20 ga is pictured on p 22 and 33, and where this type of gun is discussed on pages 23-24. PROVENANCE: Book: Flli Piotti. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of light field use. Blue of bbls silvered on sharp edges with a number of light marks and scratches. Coin finish of action is excellent. Blued trigger guard considerably silvered at grip. Stocks have a number of light scratches and marks in their orig rubbed oil finish. Pad appears to be relatively new. Checkering is lightly worn and dirty. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with some light marks. Interior is excellent. 51630-2 MGM131 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1304

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1305

*SUPERB ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI VENERI SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH EXQUISITE RISING DUCK BULINO SCENES BY THE RENOWN FIRMO FRACASSI. THIS GUN IS ILLUSTRATED IN MANY BOOKS ON ITALIAN ENGRAVING.

SN 32028. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-7/8″ Well struck chopper lump bbls fitted with slightly raised game rib, are engraved “Armi Famars” on top of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN and 1975 Italian nitro proofs. Rear lump is stamped with the first names of the craftsmen involved in the making of this gun, as was done by Famars on their best efforts. The names are: Mario (Abbiatico), Remo (Salvinelli), Primo and Tony. Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with floral sprays in a background of well cut small scroll. Fences continue this motif in larger scale. Bottom of action features Bulino scene of four mallards winging over a marsh. Lockplates to the edges, and sides of action to the limit of the beads, have extraordinary borderless engraving of Bulino scenes of ducks taking wing from a marsh with ancient leafless trees in immediate background, and unforested mountain tops in the far background. Left lock depicts three mallards splashing as they break out of the water, with right lock showing them above the surface, heading for the skies. This wonderful work shows the Bulino style at its best, and is almost photographic in its quality. It is the work of Firmo Fracassi, acknowledged world class artist, and the best of the best among engravers, and his signature appears near roots of tree on bottom action scene. Left plate scene is featured on the dust cover of GRANDI INCISIONI SU ARMI D’OGGI by Mario Abbiatico Gianberto Lupi and Franco Vaccario. This gun was also featured in the winter 1987 Pachmayr catalog. Also an impression (smoke) of this very engraving is figure 129 in MODERN FIREARMS ENGRAVINGS by Mario Abbiatico. Single beaded trigger guard has SN on tang. Beautifully marbled and lightly stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features well cut drop points as well as very well executed closely spaced point pattern checkering with line borders at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release and intricately inlet Famars shield with oak leaf border in uncheckered central diamond. Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .020 (mod), right – .011 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast is neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. PROVENANCE: Appraisers notes with description and valuation. Copy of the Pachmayr advertising, and copies of pages where gun is featured in Nobili’s book. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired except for proof, with only a few light handling marks in all wood and metal finishes, and some slight discoloration of coin finish on action and locks. A superb irreplaceable high art gun. Among other things, Mr. Fracassi has engraved only an estimated 60 guns in his long career. 51448-3 MGM129 (60,000-75,000) – Lot 1305

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1306

*VERY FINE PAIR OF .410 ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI “VENUS” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS WITH FINE BULINO GAME SCENES BY F. GALEAZZI AND CASE.

SN 396/397. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26-7/8″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with slightly raised, matted ribs, gold inlaid “I” and “II”, as appropriate to each gun. Numbers “1” or “2” are also inlaid on top levers and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with 1980 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Rear lumps are stamped with the first names of the craftsmen involved in the making of these fine guns, as was the custom at A&S during this period of time when the company’s intent was to produce some of the world’s finest guns. These names include Mario (Abbiatico), Remo (Salvinelli), as well as Dante, Poli, Gian, and Tony. Importers name and address (Abercrombie & Fitch, Houston, Texas) are on bottoms of right bbls. Coin finished, scaled down, sidelock actions feature non-automatic safeties, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Actions and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally fine small shaded scroll surrounding vignettes of birds, dogs, and other animals engraved in Bulino style by Fausto Galeazzi, and signed on each scene. Gun no. “1” depicts a pointer and flushing chukar partridge in tall grass on left lock, and a pair of pointers, one pointing a flushing pheasant, and the other honoring point, on right. Gun “2” depicts a setter flushing cock pheasant in finely detailed open woodlands on left lock, and with possibly the same setter flushing a covey of quail in open meadow on right. Bottoms of actions depict a weasel making a kill of a grouse, as they fall from a tree. This scene is given a full page in MODERN FIREARMS ENGRAVINGS by Mario Abbiatico, figure 245 on p. 146. The small English scroll is by G. Marco, whose signature is on trigger plates. Single beaded trigger guards have SNs at grips. Nicely matched, finely marbled and lightly figured, flesh toned European walnut buttstocks measure 14-1/4″ over thin dark brown leather covered pads. Stocks feature diamond hands, drop points, and point pattern checkering. Gold ovals on toe lines are engraved “M. H. A.” Matching slight beavertail ejector forends with Anson releases, have inlet gold A&S crests on central diamonds. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.410 (IC ?), right – .412 (IC ?) (choke is visible from muzzle ends on both guns). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.406 (IC ?), right – .407 (IC ?). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16+. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Typical for guns of this period, makers tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in scarlet velvet, and has stitched in tan leather A&S label in lid. Case contains A&S marked round oil bottle, empty striker bottle, and two sets of .410 snap caps. Covered compartment holds spare mainsprings and strikers for each gun. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of light field use, with a few light marks on metal finishes, and slight darkening from normal handling on bottoms of actions, mostly on gun “2”. There are some light marks in stock finish which is slightly worn through from normal hand wear at grips. Gun no. “2” has finish worn through at gold oval and center of forend (from polishing). Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather has a few rubs and scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth shows some compressions and soiling from accessories and guns. A lovely pair of top quality, small bore, guns. 50235-1 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1306

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1310

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EARLY PERAZZI DHO SIDE BY SIDE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER HEAVY GAME SHOTGUN WITH FULL RELIEF SCROLL AND GAME SCENES BY GALEAZZI WITH CASE.

SN 5462. (1969) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with flat matted game rib are stamped with 1969 Italian nitro proofs on flats, along with early Perazzi markings “map”. Coin finished side by side sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SECURA engraved) and single non-selective trigger. Water table is stamped with SN, grade, and gold Perazzi logo (map). Action and lockplates are engraved in full relief with exceptionally well done large acanthus scroll with stippled background. Scroll offsets relief engraved water fowl scenes with bottom of action portraying a pair of ducks settling into marsh with cattails; 5 ducks take wing from what is likely the same marsh on left lockplate, with another similar scene on right lockplate. This work is very similar in style and execution to a gun engraved by F. Galeazzi, pictured as color plate xxxvi on p. 161 of MODERN FIREARM ENGRAVINGS by Mario Abbiatico. Blued trigger guard is engraved in the same style as action. SN is at grip. Well marbled and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over fully checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.725, right – .725. Bore restrictions: left – .028 (mod), right – .021 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast is 1/4″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun is stored in a black ABS Perazzi marked case with reddish foam interior. CONDITION: Excellent, very near to new, with scant evidence of firing, and only a few very light handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Mechanically excellent. Case is good. An early gun embellished by a highly regarded Italian engraver. 51448-4 MGM138 (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1310

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1311

*NICELY MATCHED BRACE OF TRADITIONALLY STYLED SMALL BORE (MX28 AND MX410) PERAZZI GAME SHOTGUNS WITH CASE.

SN 118188/ 118189. Cal. 28 ga and .410. Both of these unusual special ordered small bore guns have 30-3/4″ mono-bloc bbls with solid matted ribs. “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” is on left ejector housings. Bottoms of bottom bbls are stamped with SNs, models, and 2000 Italian nitro proofs. Nicely scaled, case hardened, low profile, Perazzi OU actions feature non-automatic safeties and sgl selective triggers. Actions are engraved with geometric borders with counterpoint of central rose bouquets on sides and bottoms. Finely marbled and lightly figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butts. Nicely cut borderless point pattern checkering is at grips, and vacant gold ovals are on toe lines. Nicely matching schnabeled forends have Deeley type releases. 28 ga BBLS: Bore diameter: top -.547, bottom – .546. Bore restrictions: top – .005 (IC), bottom – .000 (cyl). Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast 1/2″ on. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. .410 cal BBL set: Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.405, bottom – .407. Drop at heel: 1-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast 1/2″ on. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality oak and leather case with brass corners and hardware, is lined in dark green suede. Interior is semi-french fitted for actions. Case contains a key. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with scant evidence of having been fired, and only a few faint handling and assembly marks are on wood and metal. Mechanically crisp. Case has some minor marks in leather. Interior is excellent. A very attractive brace of small bore guns. 51756-2 MGM127 (35,000-60,000) – Lot 1311

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1312

*SUPERB SMALL BORE PERAZZI MX8-SCO GAME SHOTGUN TWO BARREL SET WITH FINE BULINO ENGRAVING BY CREATIVE ART.

SN 121374. Cal. 20 and 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 31=1/2″ Mono-bloc bbl sets with solid matted ribs and fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, are marked with Perazzi name and address and “Made in Italy” on left ejector housings. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with 2001 Italian nitro proofs and SNs. Coin finished small size Perazzi low profile OU action has removable trigger/ firing group. Sides of action are engraved with near full coverage nicely cut tendrils of roses with scroll highlights. This interesting treatment continues onto top strap, trigger group, and bottom of action where it surrounds a fine Bulino portrait of pointer retrieving a woodcock. Signature “C. Art” is on side of trigger group mortise. Beautifully marbled and lightly figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over thin black Perazzi pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching semi-beavertail schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast about 1/4″ on. Weight with 20 ga bbl set: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Black ABS Briley marked case with red trim, contains plastic box holding 6 Teague choke tubes, 3 for 20 ga. and 3 for 28, with an additional two in each bbl set. CONDITION: Excellent, very near new, but with noticeable firing halos on breechface and a few light marks in wood finish. 20 ga bbls have some oxidation and staining on mono-bloc. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent. 51756-1 MGM126 (20,000-35,000) – Lot 1312

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1314

*PERAZZI “MX 12” OVER-UNDER GAME GUN WITH EXTRA 20 GAUGE BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 130185. Cal. 12 ga/ 20 ga. 28-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls with narrow matted ventilated ribs and ventilated side rib, are both ported and fitted with Briley interchangeable choke tubes. Mono-blocs are marked with Perazzi name and “MADE IN ITALY” along with importer (Perazzi USA). Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with 2004 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Blued boxlock action features single selective trigger. Action has scroll border engraving and left side is marked “Perazzi MX 12″. Nicely marbled European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over black KICKEEZ pad, and point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching schnabeled one piece forend services both bbl sets. Each bbl set is supplied with 10 choke tubes. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight with 12 ga bbls: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/2”. Dark brown leather case with leather corners is lined in blue velvet with Beretta and logo embroidered in lid. Case has space for action and both sets of bbls, and contains choke tubes along with a pair of snap caps, square oil bottle, and socks for action and both bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with only a very few light handling and assembly marks on wood and metal, with very faint firing halos on breechface. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. Interior has some compressions. Perazzi shotguns are known for their reliability, this two bbl set would make a great clays gun, and would also be useful in the field. 51651-2 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1314

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1315

*BERETTA S06 EELL GAME GUN WITH ENGRAVING BY BERETTA MASTER LUCA CASARI WITH EXTRA BARRELS BY LUTEROTTI, STOCK, AND CASE.

SN C15409B. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Orig bbls (fixed chokes) and 31-3/4″ new bbls (Teague ? chokes), are each fitted with matted, ventilated ribs. Orig bbls are marked with gauge and chamber information, as well as Beretta name and address, on left rear, with Beretta USA importer address and “Made in Italy”, along with warning information, on right. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with grade, SN, and 2003 Italian nitro proofs. Newly made bbls are unmarked where visible when assembled. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped “R. Luterotti” and with 2010 Italian nitro proofs. Typical OU, low profile, coin finished, sidelock, Beretta action features single selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage finely cut and shaded large open acanthus scroll which surrounds oval vignettes of game birds on lockplates and bottom. A pair of pintail rise from marsh on left plate, and a pair of mallards settle into cattails on right. Bottom of action portrays a woodcock flitting through alders under “BERETTA”. Top of forend iron mortise is engraved “MADE IN ITALY”. Single beaded trigger guard with matching scroll has monogram “RA” inlaid in raised gold on bow, with grade engraved on tang. Engravers signature “L. Casari” (Beretta master engraver, Luca Casari) is on trigger plate. Top lever has pierced thumbpiece and relief gold inlaid crown. Well made, beautifully marbled and lightly figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock with target dimensions measures 14-1/4″ over thin red Silver type pad. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Gun is accompanied by what appears to be its orig stock, of very fine marbled and figured European walnut with field dimensions, measuring approx 14-1/2″ over black trap type pad, with 1/2″ spacer. Measurement over wood appears to be about 13″. This stock has normal pistol grip with point pattern borderless checkering. One piece forend has checkering that matches stock which is on gun, and serves both bbl sets. Orig 28″ BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom – .722. Bore restrictions: top – .035 (full), bottom – .020 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Newer 31-3/4″ BBL set: Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom – .731. Bore restrictions: screw chokes. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizolli is lined in dark olive cloth, and has brown Beretta label in lid. Case contains four turnscrews (still wrapped in tissue), 3-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag in black leather container, and a pair of plastic snap caps. Extra bbls are housed in black plastic case with bag and spare stock has bag, and shipping box. CONDITION: Excellent. Orig bbls show a few light marks, newer bbls have only one or two of the faintest marks. Coin finish of action is excellent. Newer stocks have some very light handling marks, older stock is excellent with some light scuffs. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. Accessories, as new. This next to the “top of the line” Beretta has a current retail of over $78,000.00 without special engraving or extra bbls. 51056-2 (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1315

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1317

*BERETTA S05 OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER DOUBLES TRAP GUN WITH CASE.

SN C12978B. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls with hand matted, ventilated rib, are ported, and marked “P. Beretta Italy” on left side of top bbl. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with 1991 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and with grade and SN. Coin finished, low profile, Beretta sidelock OU action is nicely filed. Action features single non-selective trigger and non-automatic safety. Action is engraved with sprays of well cut varying sized scroll surrounding floral centers. Bottom of action is gold inlaid “P. Beretta”. “MADE IN ITALY” is in forend mortise. “TRAP” is inlaid in silver on double beaded trigger guard bow. Grade is on tang. Strikingly swirl marbled and lightly figured European walnut flared pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over KICKEEZ pad, along anti recoil spring system integral and moving with adjustable (for cast) comb during recoil. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching full one piece forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom – .731. Bore restrictions: top – .034 (full), bottom – .024 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Blue ABS Beretta marked case is lined in gray foam. It contains bags for action and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, slightly used, with some rubs through on blue of bbls, some slight discoloration of coin finish, and a number of light marks in wood. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger works. Case is excellent. 51651-1 (6,500-9,500) – Lot 1317

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1319

*SCARCE HAND MADE BERETTA 451 EELL SIDE BY SIDE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN A20021A. Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls with narrow, matted, game rib are engraved “P. Beretta – ITALY” and with Beretta USA address and gauge on left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with Beretta info and Italian nitro proofs (no date stamp visible). Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety, bushed strikers, and gold plated single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with 80% coverage well cut traditional rose and scroll. Makers name is on bottom of each lockplate and on bottom of action. A gold crown is inlaid on pierced top lever. Engravers signature, “Zoli”, is on trigger plate. Blued and double beaded trigger guard has SN on tang. Finely marbled stump European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.736, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .013 (mod), right – .004 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers logo-patterned cloth case with brown leather trim is lined in golden corduroy. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of what is possibly an orig blue, but is more likely an old re-blue, as matting of rib and engraving are somewhat softened. Action retains nearly all of its orig coin finish with a few light marks. Stocks retain over 90% of what appears to be their orig finish, but with many light scratches and rubs. Forend possibly refinished. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically fine. Case is excellent. 51448-5 MGM152 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1319

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1321

*FINELY EMBELLISHED PERUGINI & VISINI SIDE BY SIDE “CLASSIC MODEL” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 2388. Cal. 12 ga. 27-5/8″ Chopper lump bbls with concave game rib are engraved with makers name and address on sides. Bbl flats are stamped with 1997 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates are engraved with full coverage dramatic swirling acanthus interspersed with sprays of roses and other blossoms, all in fine shaded background. No engravers signature found. Makers name is on folded ribbon on bottom of action. SN is on tang of matching trigger guard. Striking burl figured nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over fully checkered wood butt. Carved drop points and point pattern checkering with line borders are at grip. A gold oval engraved “LA” is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.726, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .022 (mod), right – .002 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of fairly extensive field use. Bbls retain about 90% blue with numerous light marks, thinning on sides. Action and lockplates retain essentially all of their coin finish. Stocks have a considerable number of relatively light knocks, dings and bumps, as well as scratches in their orig finish. Checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. 51734-2 MGM154 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1321

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1333

*E. KERNER AND SONS BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 15280. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. 25-1/4″ Dovetailed bbls fitted with full length matted rib mounting claw scope bases and one standing, one folding leaf rear sight, has gold bead in raised front portion of rib. Tops of bbls are engraved with makers name and “Suhl”. Bbl flats are stamped with 10/27 imperial nitro proofs for 93/74, bottoms of bbls with steel info, SN, and Kerner logo. A narrow sling loop is soldered to bottom bbls. French gray scallop backed boxlock action with side safety features pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, side clips, reinforcing bolsters to frame, and dbl triggers (both set). Action is engraved in near full coverage large Germanic foliate scroll with punch dot background surrounding vignettes of game on sides of action with a hound in stand-off with roebuck on left, and a pair of running boar on right. Trigger guard is of horn. Lightly figured European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features small shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering at grip, and a cartridge trap with space for 4 cartridges along with a sling loop, on toe line. Matching splinter forend with small inset horn tip has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Neutral cast. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Home made red vinyl covered case contains a cleaning rod and a box of Norma ammunition. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain 80% orig blue with numerous light marks. Action retains most of its french gray, silvered on high areas from hand wear. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with numerous scratches, both deep and shallow, and some added oil on butt. Checkering somewhat worn. Bores are very fine, slightly darkened. Action is tight. Mechanically good. Case is good. 51786-1 MGM153 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1333

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1334

*F. W. HEYM OVER-UNDER EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 55265. (1976) Cal. 9.3 x 74R. 25″ Mono-bloc bbls are fitted with full length matted rib and marked “HEYM, MUENNERSTADT” on rib. Rib is fitted with claw bases and single standing rear sight. Top bbl is stamped with steel type and “MADE IN W – GERMANY”. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with German proofs with date of 8/76. Coin finished OU double Kersten Blitz action has shaped back and features non-automatic tang safety, pin cocking indicator, and dbl triggers (front set). Action is engraved with 60% coverage acanthus scroll surrounding vignettes of game, with a running boar on left side, and running stag on right. Bottom of action is marked with makers name. Plain European walnut white line capped pistol grip hogback comb buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over ribbed composition buttplate with white line spacer. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece and skip line checkering at grip. Matching full one piece forend has Deeley release. A B. Nickel 2.5 X scope with duplex reticle is in claw rings. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″”, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining approx 95% of all orig factory finishes with some light handling marks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically good. Ejectors are strong and in time. Scope is excellent, optically clear. 51602-2 MGM168 (5,500-9,500) – Lot 1334

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1335

*FINE PAIR OF BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUNS WITH CASE AND SOME ACCESSORIES.

SN 5445/ 5446. (ca 1907) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 73 St. James’s Street, London.” on narrow swamped game ribs. Guns are a true pair with the numbers “1” or “2” inlaid in gold on rear portions of ribs, opening levers, and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with orig London proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot, and 2000 re-proofs for 70 mm (2-3/4). SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened sidelock actions are stocked to the fences and feature gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and Boss’s incomparable single triggers. Actions and locks are engraved with near full coverage exceptional house style rose and scroll by Jack Sumner. Sides of actions are engraved “Boss’s Patent”, and “BOSS & CO” is in scrolled riband on each lockplate. Single trigger patent info is on trigger plates, and single beaded trigger guards are scroll engraved with SNs in semi-relief on tangs. Well matched European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15″ over black leather covered pads. Stocks feature classic drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, as well as vacant gold ovals on toe lines which have about 1/4″ negative camber in racy Boss style. Matching splinter forends with Anson releases are fitted with Boss’s superior ejector system lifting cartridges well away from chambers when acting as plain extractors. Gun 5445: Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .009 (IC), right – .019 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Gun 5446: Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .008 (IC), right – .018 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers two gun oak and leather case with brass corners, is embossed “P. ALEXANDER” “ROYAL FUSILIERS”. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth, and fits these guns perfectly, and may indeed be orig to guns, but no charge card is present. A large paper Boss label with correct address and info label for single trigger guns, are in lid. Case contains four snap caps marked with gauge, one marked “J. Purdey”. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black. Actions and lockplates retain 10 – 20% orig case hardening color where protected, and are mostly a muted pewter gray. Stocks have a few light marks, nicks, and scratches, in their well done hand rubbed oil finish over some old dark dents. Checkering competently re-cut. Forends have some repairs to thin wood at sides toward tips. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Gun “1” is a bit off face, with no light visible on gun “2”. Ejectors are strong and in time. Triggers work well. Case leather is a pleasing dark tan, with a number of bumps and rubs, and a 6″ x 6″ area on top blacked out. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is good with bumps, rubs, and soiling from contact with guns. Partitions are good with some blocks re-covered where worn. Labels are fair to good, heavily foxed, with some chips and rubs. A superb pair of Boss game guns with long stocks, and bbls that measure very well. 51172-1 MGM80 (50,000-80,000) – Lot 1335

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1337

*SUPERB PRE-WAR BOSS 20 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN WITH SCARCE SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER AND CASE.

SN 8019. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. (Made ca 1932) 26″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 41, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London. W.” and “Made in England” on narrow, swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 7/8 oz and 2-1/2″ chambers and are also stamped 2-3/4 with no re-proof mark. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Scaled down Boss sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and unusual Boss single selective trigger with selector button on left lockplate, gold inlaid “L” and “R”. Action and lockplates are engraved in typical Boss house style of rose and scroll, as normally done by Jack Sumner. Scroll is exceptionally well cut as are bouquets, of which there are 20. “Boss & Co” is on each lockplate. Trigger plate is stamped with patent info for the Boss single trigger. Small bow, single beaded, trigger guard has SN relief engraved at grip. Strikingly flame/ fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over a professionally installed 2″ lengthening piece to checkered wood butt. Lengthening piece matches exceptionally well as to grain structure and figure. Stock features typical drop points and checkering at grip, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release and is fitted with Boss’s highly regarded ejector system. Bore diameter: left -.617, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.002, right -.001. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.033. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. A & F marked VC case with stitched leather corners has been blackened. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth. Boss Albemarle Street paper label is in lid. Case contains pair of older A & F marked snap caps. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain most of a proper London quality reblack, engraving picked up properly. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig case hardening color, which was never vivid. Lockplates retain about half of their color, strongest on right. Top lever retains most of its blue, silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard is essentially all silver at grip, with a considerable amount of blue on bow. Stocks retain most of a properly refreshed finish with sharp edges and checkering. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger functions well. Case leather has been properly refreshed and is sound. Interior cloth is good with some of rubbing and soiling. Label is good, slightly foxed. 51519-1 (35,000-55,000) C&R – Lot 1337

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1351

ANTIQUE PAIR OF JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK GAME GUNS WITH CASE.

SN 11859/ 11860. (1884) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls with slightly swamped game ribs and hidden bbl extensions without bolts, are engraved “1” or “2” on rear portions of ribs. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and “SLEEVED”. Coin finished sidelock actions feature non-automatic safeties, engraved arrowhead tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (fronts articulated). Actions and locks are engraved with 80% coverage Purdey house style rose and scroll. Scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs on tangs. Fairly well matched European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/8″ over red Decelerator pads, and feature standard checkering and vacant silver ovals. Matching splinter forends have Anson releases. Gun “1” 11859: Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .005 (IC), right – .022 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Gun “2” 11860: Bore diameter: left -.727, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .009 (IC), right – .022 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .036. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Old leather two gun case is embossed “J. W. Sandilands” and “Cameron Highlanders” on top. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth, and has old small Purdey paper label in lid. Case contains a 2-pc ebonized wood and brass cleaning rod, and a pair of aluminum snap caps. CONDITION: Good, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a British black probably applied at time of proof. Actions are coin finished, engraving considerably thinned with areas picked up. Stocks are sound with glossy finish, and re-cut checkering, metal somewhat proud of wood. Forend wood of gun “2” is a well done replacement. Bores are excellent. Gun “1” is slightly loose and off-face. Top lever spring is weak. Feels tight with top lever pushed all the way to the left and forend installed. Gun “2” is tight and on face. Case leather is dark with many bumps, nicks, and scratches. Straps and handle are new. Interior cloth is new. Label is foxed and soiled. 51617-2 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1351

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1358

PAIR OF STEPHEN GRANT SIDELOCK EJECTOR TOP LEVER GAME SHOTGUNS WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 6224/6223. (1891) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “Stephen Grant & Sons 67A St. James’s Street London” on flat slightly raised ribs. Guns are a true pair with nos “1” and “2” gold inlaid on bbls, trigger guard tangs, and forend tips. Rear portions of ribs are also engraved “Patent Ejector”. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth’s” “Fluid Pressed Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with London provisional proofs and Birmingham nitro re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Coin finished sidelock actions are stocked to the fences and feature bushed strikers and dbl triggers. Actions are filed and engraved in Grant house style with graceful fluted fences and 80% coverage very well cut small scroll. “Stephen Grant & Sons” is on the bottom of each lockplate. Blued and scroll engraved trigger guards have SNs on tangs. European walnut buttstocks are not well matched, with stock of “1” most likely being a re-stock, with lightly streaked walnut. Gun “2” has stock of very nicely figured and marbled walnut. Stocks measure 14-5/8″ over brown leather covered pads, and feature semi-diamond hands, drop points and standard point pattern checkering. Silver ovals on toe lines are engraved “T J B”. Matching splinter forends with ejector housings on irons, have Anson releases. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.732, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .005 (IC), right – .001 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .025. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast about 1/2″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .007 (IC), right – .002 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .026. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast is about 1/4″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers two gun oak and leather case, possibly orig, has brass corners and a large new central leather rectangle set into lid, with magic marker initials “T J B”. Interior is lined in royal blue baize, and has large paper Grant label in lid. Case contains two pairs of Grant marked snap caps, ebony and brass 2-pc cleaning rod with short handle, Hawksley 12 bore broken case remover, small round pewter oil bottle, bone striker bottle with two spare strikers, bone handled cleaning brush, and a celluloid chop stick. Also included are some cleaning brushes and a new rosewood handled turnscrew. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as refinished. Bbls retain approx 90% of an old re-black with some scattered light pits, and silvering. Actions are cleaned to coin finish. Top levers, trigger plates and trigger guards re-blued and retain most of that blue. New stock on Gun “1” retains nearly all of its orig finish with some added oil. Top right horn of stock flexes. Gun “2” has an old refinish with subsequent added oil. Forends show some slight wear. Bores are very fine, shiny, with some scattered pitting, mostly in right bbl of gun “2”. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Pads are relatively new. Case leather is very dark, considerably scuffed and dented. Straps are missing. Handle detached. Interior cloth is good. Label is darkly foxed and has some rubs through, as well as ball point pen address. Accessories are generally good. 51698-1 (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1358

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1364

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 8 GAUGE W. & C. SCOTT UNDERLEVER HAMMER SHOTGUN WITH “WRA” COMPANY BARREL MARKINGS, USED BY WINCHESTER FOR LOAD DEVELOPMENT.

SN 21971. Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 32″ Twist steel bbls are engraved with makers name and “London” as well as “W. R. A. CO” in script on concave game rib. Breech area of left bbl is stamped “3-1/2”. This engraving and marking is undoubtedly quite old, done after this gun was made, as there is no factory brown in lettering. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs for 9 ga. as well as “CHOKE” and SNs. Robust Jones underlever action is fitted with bar rebounding locks with round bodied serpentine hammers. Action and locks are engraved with about 50% coverage well cut scroll and with makers name on each lockplate. Scott castle logos are on water table and top of breech. Trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to horn grip cap. Relatively plain dark European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over steel buttplate. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has inset horn tip, and attaches to bbls with side nail through engraved steel oval escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.885, right – .881. Bore restrictions: left – .050 (full), right – .045 (full). Wall thickness: left – .052, right – .052. Drop at heel: 3-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 12 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Consignor states this gun was purchased in 1977 from Richard Morgan, who was the head of experimental at WRA. Cover letter from W. C. F. Publications certifies that this gun is listed in orig Winchester ballistic ledger no. 5 on page 74. A copy of the ledger is attached and reads “Feb 12 / 98, adapting normal powder to 8 ga 3-1/4″ Repeater, velocity to be attained 1030 FS.” “Scott double gun – 32″ BBL 8-3-1/4 leader – reg # 4 PX? 50 GRS Normal powder”. Another W. & C. Scott in 10 ga with similar markings, is known. Page 17 of WINCHESTER SHOTGUNS AND SHOT SHELLS by Ronald W. Stadt, the author states that “a friend possesses a W & C Scott 14 ga with WRA on top rib”. It was used to test factory loaded ammunition. Another friend has a W & C Scott 10 ga that long ago, an appraiser called “Winchester”.” This ten ga has been discussed on the internet. CONDITION: Excellent, with some repairs. Bbls retain approx 80% orig Damascus finish with a number of light marks and rubs, and some pinprick oxidation. Action and locks retain 80 – 90% orig case hardening color and have been re-lacquered. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish with raised grain and are quite dark. Stock has broken through at wrist, and been repaired, and presently does not flex. Checkering is somewhat worn and dirty. Horn forend tip is a recent replacement. Bores are good to fine, with scattered pitting. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. A hard to find high condition big bore with an unusual Winchester connection. 51256-1 MGM78 (8,000-14,000) – Lot 1364

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1365

*SCARCE W.W. GREENER FHS20 BOXLOCK SINGLE BBL TRAP GUN.

SN 61566. Cal. 12 ga. 34-1/2″ bbl, 2-3/4″ chambers, choked FULL. Full length matted ventilated top rib with brass front bead. Nickel plated trigger, auto ejector, no safety. Rnd knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in 2-pt pattern with brass oval near toe. 14-5/8″ LOP over orig lined HPBP. Long forearm checkered in 5-pt pattern with ebony nose cap and Deeley release. Greener crossbolt. Reinforced receiver is nicely scroll and game scene engraved and marked “W.W. Greener” on sides. Trigger guard with flying goose in oval and scroll engraving and SN and Grade noted at tang. Weight: 7lb. 11oz. CONDITION: Excellent and very lightly used, appearing totally orig throughout. Bbl retains 98% orig blued finish. Buttstock and forearm are excellent to near mint with crisp checkering, open pores and a few scattered light scratches and light handling marks. Receiver retains nearly all of its orig case color. Screws are in time, however have been moved by an unprofessional early owner and shows some marring. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant shiny bore. Beautiful, high original condition SBT. 51312-1 JSL149 (4,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 1365

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1366
Revised: 4/6/2017

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*WW GREENER FHS 20 GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN.

SN 61830. Cal. 12 ga. 34-1/4″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full length matted ventilated top rib with twin beads. Sgl trigger, ejector, no safety. Greener crossbolt locking mechanism. Buttstock checkered in two-point pattern with round knob grip and vacant oval near toe. LOP 14-1/2″ over red leather covered pad and 1″ wood extension. Large trap forearm with Deely release checkered in three-point pattern with large ebony tip. Muzzle end of forearm with approximately 1″ shield with large quail in hills scene embossed inlaid into wood. Receiver is nicely scroll engraved with Pointer flushing quail on left, and Cocker Spaniel chasing duck on right. Bottom of frame is lightly scroll engraved. Trigger guard with goose in marsh scene on bow, SN and grade designation noted at tang. Bore diameter: .730. Bore restriction: .035 (Full). Drop at comb: 1-3/8. Drop at heel: 1-15/16. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retain approximately 80% toned orig blued finish. Receiver retains approximately 25-30% orig case color. Screws with some marring. Buttstock with extension as noted above has been refurbished and retains most of that custom finish. Checkering filled. Stocks with repairs through the wrist. Forearm with filler and heavy varnish at knuckle. Checkering somewhat thinned. Bore is very good with only minor orange peel. Mechanics are good. 51494-4 JSL (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 1366

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1367
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*WILLIAM CASHMORE SINGLE BARREL TRAP 12 GA. SHOTGUN.

SN 17519. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ Steel bbl with full length ventilated matted top rib with twin beads. 3″ chambers. Checkered trigger, extractor, non-auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in two point pattern with silver shield at heel, cheekpiece on left side, and 14-1/4″ LOP over older Hawkins pad. Large forearm checkered in six-point pattern with Curtis push button release. Receiver is nicely engraved with about 60% scroll engraving coverage and marked on sides “W.M. Cashmore”. Gold “S” in front of safety. High polished blued top lever. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains approximately 90% orig blued finish. Buttstock and forearm are excellent having been restored years ago and now retain approximately 80% restored finish. Receiver has toned mostly grey with a flash or two of case color in protected areas and approximately 20% orig high polish blue on floorplate. Top lever retains about 60% orig blue, 20% orig blue on trigger guard. Bore is bright and shiny with beginning roughness. Mechanics are excellent. 51494-3 JSL (1,500-3,000) C&R – Lot 1367

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1369

*RARE BLACK FINISH HOLLAND & HOLLAND 500/ 465 NITRO “INDIA ROYAL” HAMMERLESS EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE, SCOPE, AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 28266. (ca 1910) Cal. 500/ 465 NE. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with typical H&H type quarter rib holding one standing/ two folding leaf express rear sight. Rib is also mounted with H&H type QD scope mount. Matching front ramp holds silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of bbls have makers name and New Bond Street address, as well as Field rifle trial info. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for .465 and 75 grains cordite, and 480 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and Whitworth sheaf of wheat trademarks. A narrow sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Round bar “Royal” rifle action is fitted with typical rifle back locks, and features top tang which extends over comb, as well as automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, H&H patent detachable locks, and dbl triggers (front checkered and articulated). There are two pegs fitted into action bar so that when bbls are closed, spring actuated cocking levers are disconnected from tumblers, allowing for stronger hammer blows to strikers. Action is and was orig blued, and has minimal engraving, consisting of small scroll borders and a few sprays of well cut scroll, at juncture of lockplates with action, in a style often referred to as “funeral”. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Charge, caliber, and case information are on bottom of action. Rifle appears to be no. “1” of a pair with “1” gold inlaid on top lever and forend lever pivot. Blued trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to blued steel grip cap with trap. Trap contains spare front sight numbered to this rifle. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over brown leather covered pad. Stock features classic H&H styling with shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern grip checkering. A gold oval engraved with a monogram, “AB”, along with sling eye, are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Neutral cast. Weight without scope: 10 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. W. Ottway & Co 4X (?) scope with 3 post and dot reticle, is in H&H type rings, front ring engraved “Holland & Holland no. 28266”. What is possibly orig oak and leather case with leather corners, has new leather rectangle embossed “H & H .500 – .465 NE” “Rifle no. 28266” let in where old initials were. Interior is lined in light burgundy cloth, and has paper H&H label in lid along with charge card for this rifle. Case contains a plated round oil bottle, striker case, snap caps, along with a sight protector, mop, brush, and jag. There is also a .465 pull through cleaning kit. CONDITION: Excellent as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, details lightly softened. Action retains nearly all of a re-blue over a few light marks, and a fairly deep ding on bottom. Stocks retain some of what appears to be their orig finish on forend and around action. Rear portion of butt has light refinishing after installation of relatively new pad. Bores are truly excellent, with strong, sharp rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Scope is excellent, optically clear. Case leather has many dark patches with some rubs through, many scuffs and bumps. Straps and newer handle are good. Interior cloth is good to fine. Partitions reinforced with areas re-lined, in cloth that doesn’t quite match. Accessories are excellent. A superb, understated, “best” rifle, plain finish gun demanded the finest fit and finish. 51754-2 (55,000-80,000) C&R – Lot 1369

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1371

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND 500/ 450 NITRO “ROYAL” HAMMERLESS DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 17915. (ca 1905) Cal. 500/ 450. 26″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with typical H&H type quarter rib holding one standing/ two folding leaf express rear sight. Matching front ramp holds ivory bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of bbls have makers name and New Bond Street address, as well as Field rifle trial info. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for .450 and 70 grains cordite, and 480 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and Whitworth sheaf of wheat trademarks. A narrow sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Round bar “Royal” rifle action is fitted with rifle type back locks, and features top tang which extends over comb, as well as non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front checkered). Action and locks are engraved in classic “Royal” style, with near full coverage varying sized shaded scroll with “Holland & Holland” in arched device on each lockplate. Charge, caliber, and case information are on bottom of action. Blued and scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to engraved and case hardened steel grip cap with trap. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over leather covered pad. Stock features classic H&H styling with shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern grip checkering. A vacant gold oval along with sling loop are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast approx 1/4″ off. Neutral cast. Weight: 10 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Fine, as completely refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, details somewhat softened. Action retains nearly all new case hardening color, slightly silvered on sharp edges. What are likely new made stocks, possibly factory, retain nearly all of their hand rubbed oil finish with a number of marks and scratches, some fairly deep. Bores are very fine, with strong rifling throughout, right side is slightly frosted, and with one or two very small pits at breech end. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. A classic Holland & Holland double, very similar to Teddy Roosevelt’s, and would still make a great rifle for today’s African hunter. 51754-3 (40,000-60,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1371

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1372

*FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND .375 MAGNUM FLANGED “NO 3 (DOMINION)” HAMMERLESS EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE, SCOPE, AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 35012. (ca 1936) Cal. .375 Flanged magnum. 25″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with typical H&H type quarter rib holding one standing/ one folding leaf express rear sight. Rib is also mounted with H&H type QD scope mount. Matching front ramp holds silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Muzzles are fitted with modern type regulating blocks. Caliber is engraved on mid rib. Tops of bbls have makers name and New Bond Street address. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for .375 and 54 grains cordite, and 300 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. A narrow sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Round bar “Dominion” back lock action features top tang which extends over comb, as well as automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers (front checkered). Action and locks are engraved with 30 – 40% coverage of sprays of well cut scroll around rose bouquets. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved with caliber. Blued trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to case hardened steel grip cap with trap. Well streaked and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silver type pad. Stock features classic point pattern checkering at grip, and individual gold initials “GL” are inlet into top of comb. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Neutral cast. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Carl Zeiss 4X scope with 3 post reticle, is in H&H type rings, front ring engraved “Holland & Holland 35012”. What is possibly orig green canvas leather trimmed case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has large paper H&H label in lid. Case contains a rosewood handled turnscrew, and striker key with checkered horn handle that fits this rifle. CONDITION: Excellent as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, details lightly softened. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, the balance nicely silvered. Lockplates retain approx 90% of their color. There is some pitting on right lockplate. Stocks retain nearly all of a nicely done oil finish. A large crest plate has been removed from toe line, hole plugged, and there is a vacant hole for sling eye. Checkering is somewhat worn, and does not appear to have been re-cut. Bores are fine, showing considerable erosion to rifling at throats, but should still shoot well. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Scope is excellent, optically clear. Case is fine, considerably soiled and rubbed. Interior cloth is very good with rubs, stains, and compressions. Orig handle is good. Accessories are fine. A good handling rifle in a great all-around caliber. 51754-4 (30,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1372

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1374

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND NO 2 HAMMERLESS SIDELOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 19122. (ca 1907) Cal. .500/ .465 NE. 26″ Sleeved bbls are fitted with typical H&H type quarter rib holding one standing/ two folding leaf express rear sight. Matching front ramp holds silver bead with flip-up porcelain night bead. Tops of bbls have makers name and New Bond Street address.along with Field rifle trial info. There are wedges of scroll engraving at breech ends and over juncture of new sleeves into mono-bloc. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for .465 express and 75 grains cordite, and 480 grain bullet. Splinter is stamped with SN. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Round bar “Dominion” back lock action features top tang which extends over comb, as well as non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), sliding bolt into rib extension third fastener, bushed strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front checkered). Action and locks are engraved with scroll borders. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved with caliber info. Blued trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to case hardened steel grip cap with trap. Lightly marbled and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over tan leather covered pad. Stock features classic point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant silver oval and sling loop on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Neutral cast. Weight: 10 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. New leather VC case with stitched leather corners has combination lock. Case is lined in green felt, with reproduction H&H label in lid. Case contains a pair of Bell brass cases made into snap caps. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished, retaining nearly all custom re-finishes applied shortly after sleeving, with only a few subsequent light marks and compressions on buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are somewhat off face. Case is new with some light marks. 51431-1 (12,500-17,500) C&R – Lot 1374

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1388

RIGBY HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE OWNED BY THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND WITH CASE.

SN 15769. Cal. 500/ 450 #1. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved in old English script “John Rigby & Co Dublin & London” on full length matted rib which holds one standing, three folding nested leaf rear, and front faux ivory bead sights. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs and with Rigby’s “RR” trademark. Round bodied Jones underlever action has well filed fences and is fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks, with rear sliding safeties that engage at half cock. Thomas Bissell’s number “1507” is on breechface. Action and locks are engraved with 60% coverage very well cut varying sized shaded scroll. “J. Rigby & Co” is in English script at the top of each lockplate. Nicely streaked and somewhat burl figured European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over fully checkered steel buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a sling eye is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting release marked “Rigby’s Patent”. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Neutral cast. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Old leather case with stitched leather corners and central brass medallion engraved “D.H.” is lined in green velvet and has reproduction Rigby paper label in lid. Case contains 2-pc small bore rosewood and brass cleaning rod with short handle, with brush, and jag, and a square oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with specs and stating that there was a notation that the rifle was in the Dublin store as of March 1886, shipped to London November 1888, and sold to the Duke of Sutherland Aug 10 1889. Wikipedia info on George Sutherland – Leveson – Gower third duke of Sutherland, 1828 – 1892. Among other endeavors, he accompanied the Prince of Wales on his state visit to India in 1876. Also there are pages from an article in the 29th edition of THE GUN DIGEST where this rifle is pictured and described. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain approx 90% of a shiny re-black over some marks, edges of engraving somewhat softened. Action and locks retain 20 – 30% orig case hardening color. Hammers re-colored and retain over 90% of that color. Stocks retain nearly all of a glossy varnish finish with a number of subsequent marks. Checkering re-run with some subsequent wear. Bores are good, rifling strong. Right bbl is considerably pitted, left frosted. Action is tight. Bbls are slightly off face. Locks are good. Left hammer is somewhat loose on tumbler. Cartridge rim cuts on breech end of bbls and extractors are extremely deep. This alteration appears to have been done recently, resulting in considerable excess head space. Rifle should not be fired until this is repaired. Case leather is good, has been stabilized, over considerable chipping on edges, marks, and rubs. Newer straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very good with compressions and rubs. Accessories are good. 51736-1 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1388

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1406

*WESTLEY RICHARDS MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .404 JEFFREY.

SN 41692. Cal. .404 Jeffrey. 28″ Medium weight sporter bbl, fitted with one standing, four folding leaf express rear, and silver bead front, front sights in island bases. Top of bbl is marked “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO LONDON” in left rear “FOR .404 CARTRIDGE”. Triangle mark is on flat at breech end. Standard length Model 98 Mauser action with stippled receiver ring is marked with SN on left side. Standard military bottom metal with locking screws retained. Newly made stock of stump figured and lightly marbled European (?) walnut reuses orig stock bolt, and steel grip cap, and features Silver type pad, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering at grip and forend. A vacant gold oval and a sling eye matching that soldered to bbl are on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as custom refinished at time of restocking, with only a few light handling marks. Bore is good, dark in grooves, with considerable erosion at throat. Action is smooth. 51695-6 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 1406

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1408

*HUGE HOFFMAN ARMS MAGNUM SQUARE BRIDGE MAUSER DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .505 GIBBS, ENGRAVED BY RUDOLF KORNBRATH.

SN 129. Cal. 505 Gibbs. 26-1/2″ Heavy round bbl has integral stippled quarter rib, holding four folding leaf U-notch rear sight marked for 50, 150, 200, and 300 yards. Matching sleeved-on front ramp holds ivory bead, and has sight protector with knurled end. A wide sling eye is partially sleeved-on. Top of bbl is engraved “Hoffman Arms Co. Cleveland Ohio 129”. Left rear is engraved “505 Hoffman” “For 505 Gibbs Cart’g”. Magnum length square bridge Mauser action, with sidewall unmarked, has receiver ring and top of bridge stippled within beaded borders matching quarter rib. Damascened bolt with long cocking piece and standard flag safety retains orig pear shaped bolt handle which has two checkered panels. Trigger is of double pull type. Extreme drop box bottom metal with largest hinged floorplate for .416 and larger cartridges, has release in trigger guard bow. Front of bottom metal and trigger guard bow are engraved with feather borders and sprays of scroll surrounding stippled oval on bow, gold inlaid “CL”. Floorplate has scroll matching that on trigger guard bow, surrounding large vignette of gold inlaid trumpeting elephant and well detailed background of trees and mountains. This well cut and executed embellishment is most likely by the famed Rudolf Kornbrath who did the bulk of Hoffman’s engraving. Somewhat figured red-toned European walnut stock measures 13-1/2″ over 1-1/2″ dark brown leather covered pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, engraved steel grip cap (engraving at center is classic Kornbrath feather burst), and horn forend tip. There is a vacant silver oval and sling eye on toe line. Checkering at grip and forend is nicely cut and has acanthus carving at sides and ends which have stippled background. Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 10 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain most of a very light refinish with correct rust blue, which is over a few scattered light pits, engraving remains sharp and clear. Bolt damascening remains strong, with portions of bolt shroud and safety, as well as bolt handle somewhat browned. Wood retains nearly all of an old oil refinish over a few minor marks. Carving is very slightly softened. Checkering lightly worn, and has not been re-cut. Pad is a relatively new replacement. A receiver sight has been removed from right side of bridge, mounting holes are welded and small piece of wood installed. Restoration is difficult to see. Bore is excellent, bright, sharp and shiny throughout. Action is smooth. An ultimate classic Hoffman rifle; this rifle is pictured in ORIGINAL OBERNDORF SPORTING RIFLES by John Speed et al, as figure 963 on p. 425, and described and pictured again as figure 566, 567, and 569 on p. 253. 51423-1 (18,000-24,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1408

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1412

*CUSTOM BRNO ZKK-602 LARGE BORE DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE BY CHRIS WILCOX OF CHERRYVILLE, B.C.

SN 10090. Cal. .505 Gibbs. 25″ Tapered two stage octagon bbl with integral quarter rib holding three folding leaf express rear sight, is engraved with makers name and address on top of bbl. Caliber is engraved on left rear flat. Integral front ramp holds silver bead under slip-on sight protector held in place by set screw. BRNO Arms ZKK action has been nicely polished and had bolt stop re-worked. Bolt has been engine turned, handle nicely checkered, and shroud has been modified for Model 70 type safety. Orig bottom metal and set trigger mechanism retained. Custom stock by Chris Wilcox has recoil bolts, rosewood forend tip and grip cap. A black Decelerator pad has been fitted and a silver oval engraved “J J O” has been installed on toe line. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 10 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as custom finished. Metal retains nearly all of its shiny rust blue. Orig stock finish has numerous light marks and scratches, with three fairly deep abraded dents on bottom, one on forend, two on toe line. Bore is excellent. Action smooth. 51737-3 MGM179 (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1412

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1416

HUGE (7 FRAME) 8 GAUGE PARKER “G” GRADE HAMMER GUN IN HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION.

SN 86453. Cal. 8 ga. 7 Frame. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 36″ Fine Damascus bbls are marked with Parker Meriden address and “DAMASCUS STEEL” on rib. Bbl flats and lumps have all correct markings with a weight of “9 14”. Robust fishtail top lever action with standard rebounding locks has all correct patents and grade markings on water table, and features later reinforced frame and check hook. Action and locks are engraved in attractive “G” style with sprays of scroll and simple bird scenes on locks and bottom of action. Dense American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over large Parker dogs head buttplate, and standard point pattern checkering and vacant silver shield are at grip. Matching splinter forend with steel tip has patent date on typical release. Bore restrictions: left – .110 (full), right – .106 (full). Wall thickness: left – .088, right – .078. Drop at heel: 3-3/8″, drop at comb: 2-1/16″. Weight: 14 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. This gun is not listed in PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger. PROVENANCE: Factory letter confirming specifications and stating it was ordered on May 25, 1897. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 90% orig Damascus finish thinning slightly on sides and silvering on sharp edges. Locks retain nearly all of their original bold case colors. Action retains more than a third of its orig case hardening color lightly grayed and browned on bottom, but quite strong on trigger plate. Trigger guard has strong traces of orig blue on bow, considerably flaked. Stocks retain approx 85% of their orig finish, worn through from normal hand wear at grip and forend. Checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Locks are excellent. A superb late built big bore Parker. Virtually never found with this high level of condition due to normal use being in salty and wet environments. Perhaps the second best conditioned 8 Gauge Parker we’ve handled in the past 20 years. 51611-1 MGM171 (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1416

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1425

*FABULOUS PARKER BROTHERS A1 SPECIAL UPGRADE TWO BARREL SET SHOTGUN WITH CASE ENGRAVED BY THIERRY DUGUET.

SN 239951. Cal. 12 ga. Bbl set 1 – 28″ Vulcan Steel bbls. 2-5/8″ chambers. Full length matted top rib with ivory front bead. Semi beavertail forearm and Deely release. Bbl set 2 – 32″ Vulcan Steel bbls with twin ivory beads. 2-5/8″ chambers. Full beavertail forearm. 1-1/2 frame. Parker Brothers SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock with Monte Carlo is checkered in high grade Parker type pattern with checkered side panels and flowing leaves behind grip. 14″ LOP over small skeleton buttplate. Receiver is fabulously engraved and gold inlaid in full coverage scroll with gold inlaid duck on left, pheasant on right, flying quail on trigger plate and “Parker Bros.” in gold on bottom of frame. The quality of the inlay is absolutely world class. The fences on this gun have been sculpted in three-layer pattern. Blued top lever with burst of scroll and “SAFE” in gold in front of safety. SN inlaid in gold on trigger guard tang, and trigger guard bow with scroll bursts. Housed in a brown leather two bbl set case with accessories with maroon felt interior. Light green canvas cover. This gun originally started life as a VHE two bbl set and is found in the Parker serialization book as such. Bbl set 1 – Bore diameter: Right .733, Left .730. Bore restriction: Right bbl .016 (Mod), Left bbl .022 (Mod). Wall thickness: Right bbl .024, Left bbl .029. Bbl set 2 – Bore diameter: Right .735, Left .736. Bore restriction: Right bbl .031 (Imp Mod), Left bbl .031 (Imp Mod). Wall thickness: Right bbl .030, Left bbl .024. Drop at comb: 1-1/2. Drop at front of Monte Carle: 1-15/16. Drop at back of Monte Carle: 3-1/8. Weight with 28″ bbls: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Weight with 32″ bbls: 8 lbs. 0 oz. PROVENANCE: The Forest R. Marshall Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, and likely test fired only since being customized. Gun retains virtually of its custom finish to both wood and metal. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. Case is excellent condition with minor handling marks and rubs. The quality of the metal work on this gun is absolutely fantastic. 51142-1 JSL (8,000-12,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1425

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1428

*EXCELLENT CUSTOMIZED PARKER VHE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH STRAIGHT STOCK.

SN 117791. Cal. 20 ga. 26″ bbls with 2-3/4″ chambers and full length matted top rib with twin ivory beads, marked “Parker Brothers, Makers. Meriden, Conn. Vulcan Steel”. 0 frame. Dbl triggers, extractor, non-automatic safety. Straight grip buttstock checkered in 2-point pattern with elongated teardrops behind action and skeleton steel buttplate with checkered center. Splinter forearm checkered in standard “V” pattern with Deeley latch and steel tip. Frame is zig-zag border engraved and marked “Parker Bros.” on side. Custom trigger guard is scroll engraved at bow, floral engraved at tang with SN noted. Two old sling swivel holes in bottom rib plugged with small screws. Bore diameter: left – .618, right – .618. Bore restrictions: left – .017 (mod), right – .006 (mod). Minimum wall thickness: left – .030, right – .032 . Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. Drop at comb: 1-7/16″, drop at heel: 2-9/16″. LOP: 14-1/8″. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Exceptional as refurbished and retains virtually all of its custom finish to both wood and metal. Buttstock and forearm are excellent replacements. Skeleton butt is near mint. Bores are excellent, near mirror. Mechanics are crisp. 51591-4 (4,000-6,500) C&R; ESA – Lot 1428

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1430

FANTASTIC SPECIAL ORDER LEFEVER SHOTGUN OF ABOUT AA QUALITY IN HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION.

SN 12316. Cal. 10 ga. 32″ finest Damascus bbls. 2-7/8″ chambers. Full length matted top rib with brass front bead. Dbl checkered gold-plated triggers, extractor, safety is currently frozen. Pivot opener. Capped pistol grip buttstock is of very fancy European walnut with gold shield near toe. Buttstock is checkered in fancy four-point pattern with arrows behind locks and very fine (40 lines per inch?) flowing wave panel behind grip which finishes in two perfectly executed scrolls at top near comb. 13-5/8″ LOP over orig checkered horn butt with engraved butt screws. Forearm is near fully checkered in six-point pattern with push button release. At top and bottom of release are well executed scrolls. Top 3″ of forearm in extremely fine pattern with scrolls around three level fancy horn tip. Push button with beautiful floral engraving and Zig-zag border pattern. Receiver is fabulously engraved with pointer and setter in field scene on left, surrounded by acanthus leaf scroll engraving and woodcock in small oval pattern near front of lockplate with floral bust. Bottom rails beautifully floral and oak leaf pattern engraved and bust of acanthus leaf scroll on bottom. Trigger plate fancifully engraved with last Patent of 1890 noted. Right lockplate with pointer pointing and setter honoring, surrounded by flowing acanthus leaf scroll. Small quail at front of lockplate with floral bust. Trigger guard with setter soft-mouthing a fallen quail surrounded by floral scroll pattern. Fences are fabulously carved in cloverleaf and large acorn pattern with carved ellipses on bbls. Top of frame with floral busts engraved behind fences and top lever in fancy floral and heart pattern. Bore diameter: Right .787, Left .787. Bore restriction: Right bbl .022 (Mod), Left bbl .017 (Light Mod). Wall thickness: Right bbl .057, Left bbl .057. Drop at comb: 1-3/4. Drop at heel: 3-7/16. Weight: 10 lbs. 4 oz. CONDITION: Excellent and absolutely splendid for a collector who appreciates totally orig and untouched guns. Receiver retains 65-70% gorgeous light toned orig case color. Bbls are of extremely fine quality, high steel content Damascus, and retain approximately 95% orig finish starting to tone around grip. Buttstock and forearm are excellent, and retain 95% orig finish with scattered light scratches and handling marks toward butt. Horn buttplate with minor flaking at toe, and a small wormhole at top. Bores are bright and shiny with only the most minute of beginning pitting in front of chambers. Mechanics are excellent. Easily one of the nicest pivot opener LeFevers of AA quality known to this cataloger in nearly thirty years of intensive study of these guns. They just don’t get much classier than this. 51611-2 JSL (35,000-50,000) – Lot 1430

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1449

*NICELY APPOINTED .410 CSMC WINCHESTER MODEL 21.

SN W38034. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Bbls with raised, ventilated rib, marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”, is choked “improved cylinder” and “modified”. Engine turned bbl flats have lightening cuts, with SN and caliber stamped in recesses. Bbls are marked with “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL” and choke markings, forearm latch base marked with the Connecticut shotgun manufacturers name and address. Lightweight blued action is engraved in 21-4 style; ducks on left, quail on right and pointer & setter on bottom. Spectacular flame figured American walnut with straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering with beaded borders is at grip, and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching long beavertail ejector forend is braced. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only a few minor marks in wood and metal, most notably a light scratch on left side of action. Mechanically crisp. 51751-1 MGM83 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1449

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1460

*BEAUTIFUL BROWNING SUPERPOSED MIDAS GRADE TWO BARREL SET 12 GA SHOTGUN.

SN 14269 S3. Cal. 12 ga. Bbl set 1: 28″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Chokes marked Imp Cyl/Full. Full length matted low profile ventilated top rib with ivory front bead and missing mid bead. Bbl set 2: 26-1/4″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Chokes marked Skeet/Skeet. Full length matted low profile ventilated top rib with ivory mid bead and white plastic front bead. Wide forearmS. Gold-plated SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Buttstock is RKLT configuration checkered in three-point pattern with matte oil finish and measures 15″ LOP over clip on black Decelerator pad system. Trap forearmS checkered in three-point pattern. Blued receiver is beautifully engraved and gold inlaid in standard Midas pattern with three gold inlaid rooster pheasants on left, three gold inlaid quail on right, and gold inlaid flying duck on bottom, all surrounded by well cut floral and scroll punch dot engraving by Lwanczk. Top of action is nicely stippled and gold inlaid “S,U,O” near safety. Weight with bbl set 1: 8 lbs 5 oz. Bbl set 2: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls and receiver have been expertly reblued and retain nearly all of that restored finish. Buttstock and forearms have been heavily refinished, checkering recut on buttstock and chased on forends. There are only minor handling marks in the custom wood finishes. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. A very useful, high grade superposed that can be used by someone in need of a long LOP or can be put to use quickly by someone in need of a more average LOP. 51476-1 JSL (6,000-9,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1460

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1467

*SCARCE BROWNING SUPERPOSED POINTER GRADE BROADWAY TRAP SHOTGUN SIGNED BY R. RISACK.

SN 82368. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full length Broadway trap ventilated rib with white plastic mid and front bead. Chokes marked Mod/Full. Gold plated SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Stock is FKLT configuration checkered in three-point pattern with 15″ LOP over three 1/4″ black spacers and black Decelerator pad. Trap forearm checkered in five-point pattern. Receiver is engraved in standard Pointer Grade pattern. Pointer with fallen pheasant on left, Pointer retrieving duck on right, two quail on bottom, and two pheasants on trigger guard bow surrounded by well executed scroll engraving by Risack. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Excellent as partially customized. Bbl retains nearly all of a competently restored rust-blued finish. Replacement buttstock is excellent with minor handling marks. Orig forearm retains most of its orig finish with some minor flecking and minor edge wear. Receiver is excellent with only minor staining. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very good with minor leading. 51476-5 JSL (3,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 1467

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1471

*BEAUTIFUL PRE-WAR BROWNING SUPERPOSED B-1 12 GA SHOTGUN.

SN 4871. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbl. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full length low profile ventilated matted top rib with steel front bead. Single selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Straight grip buttstock checkered in three point pattern of lovely fancy grain European walnut with 14-7/8″ LOP over solid red Silver’s type pad. Forearm checkered in five-point pattern with engraved steel nosecap. French gray receiver is beautiful B-1 pattern rose and scroll engraved on sides. Bottom with fine scroll engraving and marked “Browning” with portrait of John M. Browning. Trigger guard bow with vacant oval surrounded by scroll and tang is scroll and wave border patterns. Housed in a later Browning hard case with woolen interior, orig keys included. Bore diameter: Bottom .728, Top .726. Bore restriction: Bottom .012 (opened), Top .035. Drop at comb: 1-3/8. Drop at heel: 1-7/8. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Excellent as partially refurbished. Bbls retain approximately 98% factory quality restored blue finish. Buttstock and forearm are excellent, as restored. Checkering is crisp, and there are only very minute handling marks present. Receiver is excellent with minor toning. Engraving is crisp. Mechanics are sound, ejectors in time, trigger selector is stiff. Case is in excellent condition with only minor wear. A superb early 1930’s high grade Superposed. 51519-2 JSL (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1471

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1472

FANTASTIC JOSEPH RODGERS & SON MINIATURE FOLDING EXHIBITION KNIFE.

Diminutive folding knife with 40 blades. Seven of these blades marked Rodgers including the gold plated knife and gold plated fork fruit blades. Made by Joseph Rodgers & Son Sheffield England, about 1850 and purportedly for the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. This is an extraordinary exhibition knife, that would have been made by Joseph Rodgers most senior master cutler,and he may have spent well more than a year on this project. Of the 40 blades they include a hack saw, a wood saw, 3 corkscrews of differing sizes, several phieners or blood letting blades, a button hook, a sewing awl and several lances for lancing boils. The two back covers also double as picks for cleaning horse hooves. The overall length closed is .956″. There is a flat blade screw driver on the bolster end in the middle of the frame that is usable when all the blades are closed. The scales or handles are manila gold lipped carved mother of pearl shell that is now extinct or nearly so. The Scales are beautifully carved and are in perfect condition with no chips or damage. This is a true rarity as most scales such as these have little survival in prime condition. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of the finest mechanical art known. CONDITION: The condition is absolutely outstanding. No damage or degradation exist. The Gold plate is full with no loss. The exhibition quality carved mother of pearl scales are not chipped or flaked. The mechanics are crisp and lock up distinct. This is a wonderful find and was previously the centerpiece of a world renown miniature collection. 51440-1 TDW (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1472

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1481

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED HI-STANDARD MODEL 0-101 OLYMPIC SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX.

SN 476731. Cal 22 Short. All blue finish with 6-3/4″ heavy rnd bbl, Partridge front sight on a ramp and fully adjustable rear sight in the slide dovetail. Mounted with hi-standard brown thumb rest composition grips. Accompanied by one all blue magazine with marked base. Pistol is beautifully engraved with about 65% coverage, very fine foliate arabesque patterns with fine shading. Matching engraving extends full coverage over top of slide and chamber area of the bbl, from the frame to the front sight on the bbl and both sides of the bbl. Trigger guard & bottom front of the frame are engraved to match. Also accompanied by an orig burgundy & yellow 2-pc cardboard box with another serial number on the end label. There is an hand written over-label marked “Olympic / #476731 (Engraved)”. Interior has the cutout for the pistol. Extremely few Hi-Standard pistols were engraved due to the associated costs wherein the engraving probably cost as much or more than the base pistol. It is very likely that this pistol was an exhibition piece for the company. Accompanying this gun is a copy of correspondence dated 9-29-1981 from High Standard V.P. of Sales Bill Donovan outlining the history of this gun as factory engraved, and Charles Petty, author of “High Standard Automatic Pistols” has written a letter regarding this gun. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: New & unfired. Retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory blue, showing no wear and no handling or use marks. Grips are equally new. Box has one broken corner in the bottom, otherwise box is sound showing light edge wear. 51516-20 JRL (8,000-14,000) C&R – Lot 1481

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1482

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED HI-STANDARD FIELD-KING SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 475268. Cal 22 LR. All blue finish with 4-1/2″ heavy rnd bbl, Partridge front sight on a ramp and fully adjustable rear sight in the slide dovetail. Mounted with Hi-Standard brown thumb rest composition grips. Accompanied by one all blue magazine with unmarked base. Pistol is beautifully engraved with about 65% coverage, very fine foliate arabesque patterns with fine shading. Matching engraving extends full coverage over top of slide and chamber area of the bbl, from the frame to the front sight on the bbl and both sides of the bbl. Trigger guard & bottom front of the frame are engraved to match. Also accompanied by its orig burgundy & yellow 2-pc cardboard box with matching serial number on the end label. There is an hand written overlabel marked “Sport King / #475268FK (Engraved)”. Interior has the cutout for the pistol. Extremely few Hi-Standard pistols were engraved due to the associated costs wherein the engraving probably cost as much or more than the base pistol. It is very likely that this pistol was an exhibition piece for the company. Accompanying this gun is a copy of correspondence dated 9-29-1981 from High Standard V.P. of Sales Bill Donovan outlining the history of this gun as factory engraved, and Charles Petty, author of “High Standard Automatic Pistols” has written a letter regarding this gun. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: New and unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish showing no wear or handling marks. Grips are equally new. Box is sound showing light to moderate edge wear. Interior is lightly soiled. 51516-23 JRL (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1482

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1483

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED HI-STANDARD MODEL SK-100 SPORT KING SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH BOX.

SN 469991. Cal 22 LR. All blue finish with 4-1/2″ heavy rnd bbl, front sight with serrated rear edge and fixed rear sight in the slide dovetail. Mounted with Hi-Standard brown thumb rest composition grips. Accompanied by one all blue magazine with unmarked base. Pistol is beautifully engraved with about 65% coverage, very fine foliate arabesque patterns with fine shading. Matching engraving extends full coverage over top of slide and chamber area of the bbl, from the frame to the front sight on the bbl and both sides of the bbl. Trigger guard & bottom front of the frame are engraved to match. Also accompanied by an orig burgundy & yellow 2-pc cardboard box. There is an hand written overlabel marked “Sport King / #469991” and “ENG” is handwritten. Interior has the cutout for the pistol. Extremely few Hi-Standard pistols were engraved due to the associated costs wherein the engraving probably cost as much or more than the base pistol. It is very likely that this pistol was an exhibition piece for the company. Accompanying this gun is a copy of correspondence dated 9-29-1981 from High Standard V.P. of Sales Bill Donovan outlining the history of this gun as factory engraved, and Charles Petty, author of “High Standard Automatic Pistols” has written a letter regarding this gun. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: New and unfired. Retaining virtually all of its crisp, orig factory blue with the only wear spots on the right muzzle edge and front sight from rubbing in the box. Grips are equally new. Box is sound showing only light edge wear. 51516-22 JRL (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1483

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1484

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED HI-STANDARD MODEL SK-100 SPORT-KING SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WITH ORIGINAL BOX.

SN 476999. Cal 22 LR. All blue finish with 6-3/4″ rnd bbl, Partridge front sight and drift adjustable rear sight in the slide dovetail. Mounted with Hi-Standard brown thumbrest composition grips. Accompanied by one all blue magazine with unmarked base. Pistol is beautifully engraved with about 65% coverage, very fine foliate arabesque patterns with fine shading. Matching engraving extends full coverage over top of slide and chamber area of the bbl, from the frame to the front sight on the bbl and both sides of the bbl. Trigger guard & bottom front of the frame are engraved to match. Also accompanied by its orig burgundy & yellow 2-pc cardboard box with matching serial number on the end label. There is an hand written overlabel marked “Sport King / #476999 (Engraved)”. Interior has the cutout for the pistol. Extremely few Hi-Standard pistols were engraved due to the associated costs wherein the engraving probably cost as much or more than the base pistol. It is very likely that this pistol was an exhibition piece for the company. Accompanying this gun is a copy of correspondence dated 9-29-1981 from High Standard V.P. of Sales Bill Donovan outlining the history of this gun as factory engraved, and Charles Petty, author of “High Standard Automatic Pistols” has written a letter regarding this gun. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Pistol appears to be new and unfired retaining virtually all of its crisp factory blue showing no wear or handling marks. Box has a couple of broken corners in the lid and shows edge wear otherwise is intact and orig. 51516-21 JRL (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1484

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1486

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE COLT CAMP PERRY “MODEL W” SERIAL NUMBER 1 REVOLVER PRESENTED TO CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR TRUMBULL.

SN 1. Cal 22. Blue finish with 10″ tapered rnd bbl, adjustable front & rear sights and 2-line address with caliber marking on the left side. Mounted with 2-pc silver medallion checkered walnut grips. Sideplate is engraved by renowned master engraver Rudolph Kornbrath. The engraving consists of a flowing ribbon upon which is inscribed “GOVERNOR JOHN H. TRUMBULL DECEMBER 1926”. Engraving has decorative borders with a fine shaded background. Sideplate also has the Rampant Colt trademark. The SN was observed on the inside of the bbl crane and left side of buttstrap under the grip. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter addressed to renowned dealer/collector the late Herb Glass which identifies this pistol in 22 caliber, bbl length & type of stocks not listed, blue finish and presented to Governor John H. Trumbull by Mr. Samuel M. Stone, President Colt’s Patent Firearms Co., 150 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford, CT on December 6, 1926 in a one gun shipment. Under remarks section the following is noted “Records do not indicate any inscription on this revolver, however, we feel this fact could have been omitted by the recorder.” John H. Trumbull (March 1873-May 1961) formed the Trumbull Electric Co. in 1891 and was that company’s President 1911-1944, when it apparently became part of the General Electric Corporation. Mr. Trumbull served in the Connecticut National Guard rising to the rank of Colonel. He was elected Governor of Connecticut and served January 1925-January 1931. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention on numerous occasions and was apparently an active conservative Republican. Additionally accompanied by two targets fired with this pistol, one of 25 shots at 15 yards which is annotated “Target made with first model W produced with new tools 25 shots at 15 yards offhand.” The other is simply annotated “10 shots” in a very small grouping. Additionally accompanied by a large packet of the orig blueprints and drawings used in the manufacture of this model of pistol. Also accompanying is a 3-page handwritten parts list for the Camp Perry Single Shot Target Pistol Model W dated Oct 31, 1944 under the initials “JA”. Additionally there is a typewritten sheet listing the 82 parts of this pistol with their drawing numbers. Also accompanying are 5 American Riflemen magazines dated June, August and December 1927, September 1928 and June 1929 all of which have full page ads for the Colt Camp Perry Model. In addition there is a page 12 from the U.S.R.A. BULLETIN magazine which is a full page ad for the Camp Perry. Additionally there are several copies of newspaper articles regarding Governor Trumbull’s activities. According to Flayderman’s Guide To Antique American Firearms there were 2525 of these pistols produced 1926-1941 with less than 100 experimental models made in 1920 “All with serials under 100”. According to referenced publication this pistol was “among the smallest production of all Colt Cartridge Handguns”. This exact gun is pictured in “The Book of Colt Engraving” 3rd edition, by R. L. Wilson and had previously been on loan and displayed at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Museum. This rare pistol encompasses virtually all of the rare features desired in a collectible firearm, rarity, condition, engraving by a renowned engraver with presentation to a noted figure. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig Colt blue with some minor thinning and a few spots on the bbl. Frame has sharp edge wear with a spot of pitting on right side of bbl boss. Hammer & cylinder latch retain bright fire blue with sides of hammer polished bright. Trigger retains virtually all of its orig fire blue. Grips are sound showing only minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Has been fired but very little. 51665-1 JRL (40,000-65,000) C&R – Lot 1486

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1487

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OFFICER’S MODEL FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER WITH BOX.

SN 20240. Cal 22. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl. Adjustable Patridge target front sight and adjustable rear sight in a dovetail in the top flat of the frame. Bbl has standard for the period 2-line address on top and is marked “COLT OFFICERS/MODEL .22 LONG RIFLE” on the left side. Left side plate has the Colt trademark Rampant Colt. Trigger is checkered and all blue finish while the hammer is polished bright on the sides with blued top & rear edges. Top flat of the frame and rear of the frame are matte finish and the backstrap is checkered. Revolver is engraved by William Gough with class “B” coverage of about 60% of the revolvers surface. Engraving consists of fine arabesque scrolls with pearled background. Revolver is mounted with factory 2-pc pearl grips that have left & right Rampant Colt silver medallions and a raised carved eagle on the right side. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 22 with 6″ bbl, blue finish, pearl stocks, class “B” engraving and shipped to Loan Account,(These rare loan account guns were the Colt Exhibition guns and were shipped for display purposes to selected and important Colt Dealers to exhibit the BEST Colt had to offer.) Spaulding W. Arms, Salt Lake City, Utah on May 31, 1938 in a one gun shipment. Remarks section indicates that the revolver was returned to the factory on Feb 1, 1939 and shipped 6 additional times to businesses in Albany, NY, Indianapolis, IN, Jamestown, NY, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL and Jenkintown, PA and was finally sold on April 5, 1940 to the Bacharach Raisin Company in Baltimore, MD. Also accompanied by an orig burgundy hinged lid cardboard box with black & white end label identifying this revolver. Additionally there are 3 black & white overlabels, 2 on the end of the lid “TARGET” and “PATRIDGE SIGHTS”. The 3rd label is diagonally over the top “ENGRAVED” from which “EN” is missing. This exact revolver is pictured on page 330 of The Book of Colt Engraving, Wilson and on page 306 of Colt Pistols, Wilson & Hable wherein they state that it is “one of the most traveled of sample guns”. Wilson also states that this box was shipped 6 or 7 times and shows the travel wear but protected the gun during its travels. To say that this revolver is beautiful is a gross understatement. It is exceptionally beautiful and exceedingly rare. PROVENANCE: R.E. Hable Collection, Vince Sepulveda Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be new and unfired showing no evidence whatsoever of having been fired. There is only the most faint cylinder line and a small spot or two on left side of the trigger. Grips are extremely fine, showing great fire and color. Box has worn edges and a couple of broken corners with the right end of the top partially detached, otherwise it is intact with mostly legible labels. This is the rare opportunity to own one of the most rare Colt’s extant. 51546-1 JRL (35,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 1487

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1489

*INCREDIBLE KURT JAEGER ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID COLT NEW SERVICE FITZ SPECIAL DA REVOLVER.

SN 340748. Cal 45 COLT. Blue & gold finish with Fitz special 2″ bbl, cutaway trigger guard and bobbed hammer spur with serrated top edge of the hammer. Mounted with incredible gold Colt medallion 2-pc ivory grips that have full coverage, relief carved grape leaf & vine patterns with a fine stippled background. Revolver is incredibly engraved by master engraver Kurt Jaeger with full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that have extremely fine pearled background. The entire perimeter of the revolver, cylinder & sideplate are outlined in flush gold wire inlay. The sideplate is inlaid with a spectacular gold Bald Eagle executed in exquisite detail. The right side flat has an equally detailed Indian warrior’s head with braids, necklace & feathered war bonnet. Bottom of the frame, just in front of the trigger is engraved in diamond patterns with matching diamond patterns on rear of trigger guard and on the cylinder latch. The Fitzgerald configuration of this revolver was the trademark of John H. Fitzgerald, a Colt field representative from about 1930-1944. He was an expert trick-shot and speed artist, usually with a new service revolver in caliber 45 Colt. He specialized in police training and promoted the use of this style of revolver as a carry piece. According to a previous sale record this revolver will not letter from Colt as a Fitz Special, however given the precise details of the alteration it seems very likely that this was an original Fitz Special custom engraved by Mr. Jaeger. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 99% plus crisp custom blue. Details in the gold inlays are crisp & sharp. Grips are sound showing little or no wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 51732-3 JRL (8,000-12,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1489

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1495

*COLT COMBAT COMMANDER PISTOL FACTORY ENGRAVED BY R. BURT, WITH WOODEN BOX.

SN 70BS28500. Cal. .45 ACP. Factory nickel finish, factory engraved by R. Burt, genuine Ivory stocks. Left stock engraved with steer head, right engraved with flying eagle. Bbl marked “Colt .45 Auto”. Slide fully engraved on three sides, right side marked “Colt’s Combat Commander”, left side marked “Combat Commander Colt Automatic Caliber .45”, receiver marked “Engraved by R. Burt” above slide stop. Right side of receiver marked “Colt’s Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co. Hartford, Conn. U.S.A.” above SN. Serrated mainspring housing with no lanyard loop. Grip safety with short tang. Serrated hammer with lanyard hole. 70’s type thumb safety. Front sight serrated ramp, rear sight square notched. Mag is marked “Colt .45 Auto” with engraving. Entire gun has full coverage engraving very tastefully done. Pistol is housed in a Colt factory wood box with no label but has prancing pony on the lid interior and Colt logo on outside lid, interior has red velvet lining.With an additional black french fitted case with purple lining with provision for a spare magazine and ammunition. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Bore is shiny and appears like new. Mag is fully nickled with no sign of wear. Overall gun appears to be completely orig with no apparent wear and no sign of firing. Box is near excellent, small rub mark on interior lid lining near pony. 51516-16 KXK (10,000-15,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1495

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1496

*SCARCE CASED COLT PYTHON SILHOUETTE DA REVOLVER.

SN K49719. Cal 357 MAG. Colt royal blue finish with 8″ vent ribbed bbl, red ramp front & white outline rear sights. Left side of bbl is marked “PYTHON SILHOUETTE / 357 MAGNUM CTG.” Right side of bbl has the Colt name & address and sideplate is marked with the Rampant Colt trademark. Mounted with Colt gold medallion Pachmayr grips and a Leupold M8-2X extended eye relief handgun scope. Left side of the scope is inlaid with a bronze medallion marked “Colt / Leupold” surrounding the Rampant Colt trademark. Accompanied by its orig black fiberglass case that has reinforced corners with handle & latches. Case is foam lined and compartmented for the revolver with scope attached, a 50 rnd cartridge box with Colt trademark, a small cleaning kit with Colt trademark containing a bore brush, jag, 2 Allen wrenches and a Colt 3-prong screwdriver,the case also has a laminated wood handle cleaning rod with brass bore guide and the owner’s manual along with other Colt papers. These revolvers were produced about 1983. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired. Scope is equally new. Case is crisp & clean as are the contents. 51732-1 (7,000-9,000) – Lot 1496

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1497

*ENGRAVED COLT WOODSMEN SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 105793. Cal 22 LR. Blue finish with 6-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl, adjustable front & rear sight and mounted with full checkered walnut grips. Pistol is aftermarket engraved in about “C+” coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background. Right side of grip frame, under the grip is marked “ENGR. BY R. MAREK”. Accompanied by 1 orig, refinished 2-tone magazine. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains 99% plus strong custom blue with a few freckles of fine pitting under the blue on front strap, and bolt face. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 51516-18 JRL (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 1497

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1517

BEAUTIFUL LOEWE BORCHARDT MODEL 1893 PISTOL IN CASE WITH ACCESSORIES INCLUDING THREE SPARE MAGAZINES.

SN 461. Cal. 7.65 mm. Standard mid-production Loewe Borchardt with 7-1/2″ bbl having pinned front sight and blade rear sight secured by two screws. “BUG” proofs on left side of bbl with “BU” repeated on the left side of receiver and left side of toggle linkage. The chamber is marked “WAFFENFABRIK / LOEWE / BERLIN”. “D.R.P./No75837.” on center toggle link. “SYSTEM BORCHARDT PATENT.” on right receiver. SN “461” is on the left side of trigger, stock lug and bottom of frame. Checkered walnut grips with border are each numbered to match pistol. Primary mag and one of the spare mags match the pistol. The other two are numbered “1359” and “1543”. Orig matching shoulder stock with attached holster, matching numbered cheekpiece, sling, dummy wooden magazine/breech cleaning holdopen contains the top of what should be a 3-pc brass cleaning rod with oiler in the handle. Additional accessories include a wood handled/brass shaft cleaning rod, short screw driver, tinned oiler in leather pouch, and a pair of keys for the case. Black leather case with nickel plated fittings, nickeled studs on corners and leather handle. Interior of case is compartmentalized and lined with green felt. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: Pistol retains 90-95% orig rust blue with wear at muzzle, sharp edges, around recoil spring and grip straps as one would expect from moderate, but careful use. Fired blued and straw parts show commensurate wear with no suggestion of touch up. Same condition applies to grips and all the mags, regardless of their SN. Mirror bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. Excellent wood stock, cheekpiece. Black leather holster in surprisingly good condition with moderate-heavy crazing of straps, particularly the top strap and leather sling. All other accessories in near excellent condition, nicely packaged in more recent production carrying case. A great looking ensemble. 49828-21 LMA (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1517

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1518

BORCHARDT 1893 PISTOL, PROTOTYPE, WITH STOCK AND CASE.

NSN. 7.63 mm. Loewe made a very limited run of short bbl prototype pistols and a number of its very first 1893s were sold with a skeletonized shoulder stock. This unnumbered example has a 6″ bbl with a integral front sight and entirely fixed rear sight (as per prototype SN 6). It is devoid of any chamber markings, though the toggle link retains the “D.R.P./No75837.” marking as per standard production pistols. A Crown/ scriptic D appears on the left side of the chamber, historically applied to military test guns, and is repeated on the left frame under the grip and on the inner surface of each panel. As per other early guns (prototypes SN 3 and SN 6) this example has a short sear bar that is tensioned by a separate screwed-in spring. Mechanical features are otherwise as per production pistols. Fitted with a standard mag whose number has been removed from the base and a skeletonized shoulder stock that attaches to the recoil spring housing in the usual manner. Pistol and stock are sold in a mahogany display case whose lid has been fitted with a blank brass plaque measuring 1-3/8″ x 1″. Inner surfaces lined with dark blue velvet, not compartmentalized for pistol/stock/other accessories. The back wall of the case has begun to separate from the body. Secured with a single brass keyed latch. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: Pistol with at least 98% reapplied rust blue. Slightly bent extractor with over 90% reapplied straw, the balance of the small parts having most of their vivid fire blue/strawed colors. Replacement grips nicely colored, well fitting and with sharp checkering. Excellent mag with removed numbers, as previously noted. Bright bore with shallow rifling. Top assembly is loose, will not return fully to battery. Once cocked and pushed into the forward position, pulling the trigger will release the firing pin and the thumb safety operates properly. Near excellent unnumbered shoulder stock. Case is in VG condition, the base separation reflecting an easy fix. A very interesting Borchardt, having mechanical features noted on several single digit guns, described by consignor as a prototype, accompanied by equally unusual skeletonized shoulder stock and case. 49828-205 LMA (17,500-35,000) – Lot 1518

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1528

UNIQUE MAUSER PRE-STEPBARREL CARBINE.

SN 9. Serial number 9 on firing pin, bolt, subframe, follower and floor-plate. With later correct type hollow wooden stock and attaching iron numbered 9 to match. Bears crown U proof mark. This is the only known Mauser factory prototype carbine identical to and possibly the very pistol illustrated on the frontispiece of SYSTEM MAUSER by Breathed and Schroeder as well as in THE BROOMHANDLE PISTOL 1896-1936. The photograph in black and white is credited to Herr August Weiss and the Mauser factory in Oberndorf. This is the only Mauser carbine known with a rectangular trigger guard with the pinhole through it, the same unique feature as the carbine in the Weiss photo. Another prototype carbine finished in the white is illustrated in the archives of the late Fred Datig which also has the square trigger guard with the pinhole. A similar ultra-rare Mauser carbine was sold in this room from the renowned Dr. Geoff Sturgess Collection however Dr. Sturgess’ carbine featured a later half round trigger guard. Serial number 9 is without doubt one of the very first Mauser carbines and the only example with these features known. A prize for the most advanced collector of C96’s or early shoulder stocked pistols. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: The bbl and action retains about 50% orig blue with considerable fading around the bbl and rails. The extractor is a replacement and most of the fire blue has faded from the small parts, excepting the safety whose fire blue has been enhanced. The attaching stock, recently manufactured, is in near new condition with only a few minuscule scuffs on wood and no appreciable wear on the lug. Dull bore with shallow rifling and considerable oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. A very rare and unusual carbine. This conforms to the earliest pattern guns shown in most of the Broomhandle Mauser texts notably Breathed and Schroeder which illustrates a similar carbine in its end paper. Possibly the only opportunity the Mauser C96 collector will have to acquire an example of this type. The only other known sale also by James D. Julia was lot #3034 from the Sturgess Collection sold in March of 2014. 49828-194 (50,000-75,000) – Lot 1528

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1530

SCARCE MAUSER C96 SMALL RING HAMMER CARBINE WITH SLING SWIVELS.

SN 1013. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. This was the final form of Mauser’s standard production carbine. About 100 of these guns were assembled with most examples in the serial range 945-1050. This carbine has a 15-3/4″ bbl, dovetailed bead front sight, short extractor, a slip-in 50-500 rear sight with a full center line, a grooved cursor, standard follower, 2-lug firing pin, small ring hammer, and standard floorplate release. Usual Mauser address on top of the chamber; full SN is on left chamber flat and repeated on left rear frame and over the push button on the shoulder stock iron. The matching number is on the bolt stop, bolt, hammer and sub-frame. Two-line Mauser address on right side of frame. Smooth 6-3/4″ forearm and buttstock each fitted with orig sling swivel. Orig buttplate, with intertwined Mauser Werke initials within a central shield, secured by two screws. As an import from Germany, the push button on the lug was internally altered to prevent release, an issue that can likely be reversed by a competent gunsmith. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: Overall VG, wherein much of the orig rust blue has faded, now appearing as a toned gray with scattered patches of oxidation, remnants of rust blue in protected areas. Approx 70% orig fire blue on small parts, except the buttstock lug where most of the fire blue has faded from upper and lower arms of lug. Forend and buttstock lightly re-varnished and with a few scattered handling dings. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A scarce, late production Mauser Carbine that is seldom offered for sale. 49828-32 LMA (9,500-15,000) – Lot 1530

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1534

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND SUPER DESIRABLE MAUSER C-96 “SYSTEM MAUSER” STEP-BARREL WITH STOCK, PRESENTATION CASE.

SN 172. Cal. 7.63 mm. Extraordinary step-barrel C96 conehammer with 5.5″ bbl, fixed front sight and pinned 1-10 rear sight. Hand inscribed “SYSTEM MAUSER” on top chamber flat with large Crown/Crown/U proof on left side of chamber. Long extractor and separately secured firing pin. One of fewer than 200 assembled. Early features include solid rails, non-reinforced bbl extension and open island panels at rear of frame. Large hand inscribed “172” on backstrap below locking lever. Matching SN on sight bar, cursor and firing pin retainer. Disassembly shows all matching SN including the firing pin, follower, floorplate, all numbered components of sub-frame and locking block. Serrated wood grips each matched to the pistol. Original Lanyard ring. Complete with forced match Conehammer shoulder stock in which the matching number has been stamped on the upper portion of the hinge and lid under the spring retainer. Unnumbered stock lug with standard dimensions and no penciled numbers in lug recess. Presented in an impressive but recently constructed black leather bound case measuring 16.5″ x 12.5″ x 3″. Mounted on lid is unmarked oval plaque measuring 3″ x 1.5″. Lid is tastefully lined with maroon silk. Base lined in matching velvet and compartmentalized for high quality reproduction putzstock and 6 black leather reproduction ammunition cases. Including is key for the case latch. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: Pistol with approximately 70-80% original rust blue with wear in expected areas of handling, particularly on the sharp edges, front of mag well and grip straps that have largely toned to a gray. Comparable condition fire blued small parts that show no suggestion of enhancement. Orig grips with re-cut serrations and borders. Dull bore with barely discernible rifling and shallow bulge near muzzle. Perfect manual mechanics. Near excellent Conehammer stock and hinge with faded unnumbered lug. Case extremely well aged with excellent interior having only minimal staining. Near new putzstock and reproduction ammo cases. An incredibly rare and orig C96, one of fewer than 200 made with a step-barrel, a fantastic find for any Mauser C96 collector, with accessories that should enhance its appeal. 49828-11 LMA (25,000-45,000) – Lot 1534

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1542

VERY DESIRABLE MAUSER C96 ITALIAN NAVY FLATSIDE WITH VERTICAL HAMMER MARKING.

SN 4895. Cal. 7.63mm. Italian Navy Flatside with 5-1/2″ bbl, fixed front sight, and slip-in 1-10 rear sight. Long extractor, single lug firing pin and large ring hammer. Usual chamber address with SN on the left chamber flat. “DV” on left side of the bbl extension and a Crown “AV” under the bbl as typical for Italian Navy pistols. The full SN is on the back of the frame just under the locking lever and repeated in full or in part on the rear sight assembly, bolt, bolt stop, vertically on the hammer, sub-frame and locking lever. Disassembly shows a matching follower and floorplate. All numbered components of the sub-frame are matching, as is the locking block. Single lug firing pin is numbered “3898”. Grips are matching. Lanyard ring present. Major components are rust blued. The extractor, components of rear sight, bolt stop and safety are fire blued. Hammer is grayed and trigger is strawed. Complete with an attache carrying case, bound in light brown suede leather, internally lined with luxurious fabric and secured with two brass keyed clasps. Included is a pair of keys retained by a suede tab. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: At least 90% orig rust blue with most wear involving the front and back straps that have largely toned with oxidative etching. The pistol must have been stored in a humid environment as most of the fire blued surfaces, along with the exposed in-the-white portions of the bolt, hammer and sub-frame, have transitioned to a mellow patina. Trigger with about 30% orig straw. Dark grips with a scattering of handling dings. Bright bore with good rifling and some frosting. Perfect manual mechanics. Case is near new. A nice representative military Flatside, all matching except for the firing pin, near the end of the Italian Navy contract, reflecting an unusual variation in hammer numeration. 49828-66 LMA (4,500-7,500) – Lot 1542

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1553

MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER, FIXED SIGHT, WITH FACTORY MATCHING STOCK.

SN 7346. Cal. 7.63 mm. Standard configuration fixed sight Conehammer with 4.75″ bbl, having a fixed front and rear sight. Chamber with usual 3-line address. Crown/Crown U proof on left side of bbl extension. Antler acceptance on right side. Full SN on back of frame, under locking lever, and repeated on back of hammer. Mismatched bolt assembly numbered “3224”, with replacement extractor. Bolt stop numbered “024”. All other parts are matching, including each of the grips. Lanyard ring present. Orig matching stock with repairs to lid and body including use of an external metal band. PROVENANCE: The Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection – Germany. CONDITION: Approximately 70-80% orig rust blue with wear in front of mag housing and grip straps that have largely transitioned to a mellow patina. Comparable condition grips that are dark with oil staining and scattering of light handling dings. Dull bore with barely discernible rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. G-VG stock that has been sanded with previously noted repairs and lug with touch-up. Fixed sight Conehammers are seldom encountered, particularly with a matching stock. 49829-79 (5,000-10,000) – Lot 1553

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1555

*VERY FINE DWM MODEL 1902 LUGER CARBINE.

SN 21995. Cal. 7.65mm. 11-3/4″ bbl. Slide adjustable rear sight graduated from 1 to 3 with proofs on left side of the chamber Crown B and Crown U. Old style long frame with 1902-type toggles and old style extractor. Matching numbers throughout with exception of stock which is orig but numbered to another gun. 1902 Carbines were made on a very limited production. Accompanied by correct walnut detachable shoulder stock with iron. Fits nicely, but as previously mentioned, is mis-numbered. CONDITION: Very good overall, with much period blue finish remaining on bbl and upper assembly. Frontstrap finish has been worn basically bright. Bore and mechanics are very good. Wood stocks worn but good. Shoulder stock very fine with most orig finish and good finish on irons. A very attractive Luger Carbine. 51591-1 (7,000-9,000) C&R – Lot 1555

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1557

*IMPORTANT DWM PROTOTYPE LUGER, 9MM WITH HEAVY BARREL, SN10025B.

SN 10025B. Cal. 9 mm Parabellum. DWM only made a few Lugers in the 100xxB serial range, the majority being experimental pistols. This particular gun, made just before the series of three prototypes (serial nos 10029B/10030B/10031B) that Georg Luger personally delivered to the U.S. Board of Ordnance at Springfield Armory in May of 1903, shares their principle features in having a fat 4″ bbl with plain conical chamber and no chamber ring. DWM on center toggle link. Dished toggles with a toggle latch. Safety lever with short checkered head. Wide grip safety. Checkered walnut grips. Disassembly shows that all numbered parts are matching, including each grip, with an unnumbered firing pin, takedown lever, trigger, safety, and hold open. Firing pin has a broken tip and retainer for spring is missing the guide. Proper plain wood bottom magazine. CONDITION: Approx 80% orig salt blue with minor etching on the right side of bbl band and light freckling and fading in usual areas of contact, particularly over the front and back straps. Comparable condition strawed parts that show no suggestion of enhancement. Oil darkened grips with blunted checkering, especially over the lower portion of each grip near the grip screws. VG mag with moderate oxidation of the tinned body and oil darkened plug. Dull bore with shallow rifling and dark grooves. Perfect manual mechanics. An exceptionally rare Luger that is seldom offered for sale. 51729-1 LMA (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1557

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1561

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DWM MODEL 1902 FAT BARREL AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO WINCHESTER COLLECTION.

SN 22655. Cal. 9mm. 4″ fat bbl with American Eagle crest over chamber. “DWM” in script over toggle. Old style cocking knobs and latch. SN “226555” in the commercial series with “German” underneath SN. 2-pc checkered walnut grips with inspectors markings inside. Nickel wood based magazine with period markings in script “Cal.9m/m”. Inscribed on left frame flat “W.R.A. Co./10-9-05”. Pattern 02 made without stock lug. Fat bbl variations are extremely uncommon and the likely association with Winchester Repeating Arms Co.Firearms Reference Collection, make this an exceptionally intriguing Luger. CONDITION: As new as restored. Bore and mechanics are exceptional with 100% of straw finish remaining. Rust blue finish overall is exceptional. All markings are crisp and legible. 2-pc walnut grips are very good with moderate wear and slight oil staining towards base. Very fine overall. 51591-2 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1561

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1562

*WONDERFUL M1906 AMERICAN EAGLE LUGER.

SN 66712. Cal. 30. A very attractive, high condition 1906 American Eagle Luger in .30 Cal. with 4-3/4″ bbl marked “GERMANY” for export sale. Usual drift adjustable front sight and fixed rear sight. American Eagle deeply impressed over chamber. Intertwined “DWM” on middle toggle link. Full SN overlying “GERMANY” on forward frame with the full SN repeated under bbl. All small parts matched to the last two digits of the SN. “Crown/N” on left side of receiver and repeated under bbl. Major parts rust blued. Strawed takedown lever, trigger, magazine release, ejector and safety lever. Fire blued toggle pins and grip screws. Correct orig walnut checkered grips that are unnumbered. Unmarked magazine. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Approximately 98% strong, orig rust blue that equally applies to the frontstrap, grip safety and backstrap. Although the front sight is also blued rather than fire blued, there is no suggestion of surrounding touch up. Oxidative fading of the takedown lever, trigger and safety lever in the usual areas or contact with overall straw estimated at 85%. Sharp checkering with slight blunting of diamonds, particularly on the right panel near the base. Grip screws with expected fading over crown. Very good magazine with walnut plug having been sanded and possibly replaced. Dull bore with superficial oxidation. Perfect manual mechanics. 51516-24 LMA (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 1562

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1607

*WALTHER 1926 OLYMPIA, SPECIAL ORDER FOR CHAS. A. HEYER OF NAIROBI.

SN 3193. Cal. 22LR. Standard configuration Walther 1926 Olympia with 5.5″ bbl, having a vertically adjustable front sight and drift adjustable rear sight. The right side of the bbl is marked with the SN along with a pair of Crown/N proofs. On the crest of the bbl, in bold lettering, is the marking “SPECIALLY MADE FOR / CHAS. A. HEYER & CO., NAIROBI”. The slide markings are per standard production with the “Walther’s Patent” and banner appearing on the left side and “CAL 22 long rifle” and location “Waffenfabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur.)” on the right side. In front of the trigger guard is a dismounting lever and on the left side of the tang is a large,coarsely checkered safety lever. Fitted with a single piece wrap-around grip with a shallow thumb rest, checkered on each side and secured with four screws. Correct magazine with a single viewing slot on the left side and three slots on the right side along with “27”. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Approximately 70-80% orig blue with moderate wear in expected areas, particularly with the frontstrap that has largely turned to gray. Comparable condition wood grip that has a 1.5″ crack on the left side near the spine with scattered areas of blunting and losses. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. One of very, very few Olympias marked for this well-known distributor in Africa. 51568-4 LMA (1,750-3,000) C&R – Lot 1607

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1672

*NEAR MINT CONDITION GERMAN 98K “ar 42” MAUSER FIELD TRIAL SNIPER RIFLE.

SN 2327. Cal. 8mm. This fantastic specimen has all matching numbered parts and has correct eagle over 26 proof marks with eagle over Swastika firing proofs. Laminated flat buttplate stock retains it’s SN and eagle over 26 cartouche, however, no issue cartouche present which leads this cataloger to the conclusion that it was never issued. This rifle would have had a low power 1.5x “Aim-point” type scope. The intended purpose was to equip 10% of infantry with a low powered scope which would have high light gathering ability useful at dawn and dusk. This rifle was made at the Mauser plant in Berlin-Borsigwalde (the old DWM plant) with the bolt stop re-designed as a scope base. CONDITION: Absolutely fantastic lustrous, orig finish with some thinning at the muzzle and along the high points with some brassing to the top ears of the scope mount and some areas of light pitting and brown patina on the buttplate which seams to be inescapable on these rifles. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Stock is absolutely gorgeous with only the occasional ding, never sanded or messed with. Most of these rifles were apparently lost in the East as were the scopes and are largely overlooked by most German Rifle collectors. 51390-2 (7,500-10,000) C&R – Lot 1672

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2005
Revised: 4/10/2017

Please Note: Upon closer examination the barrel chamber has plug welded in place. Evidence of a possible weld on exterior of chamber.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND DESIRABLE ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 TRAPPER MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH 14″ BARREL.

SN 399868. Cal. 44 W.C.F. 14″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Stepped receiver. Saddle ring attached. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Standard carbine sides. 14″ bbl with proper rapid taper. Accompanying this carbine is a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated 8/5/2016 confirming carbine, cal. 44, bbl length 14″, and showing shipment from warehouse on 11/16/1891. Order #15039. Carbines of this type saw extensive use south of the border and are extremely rare especially in this bbl length. 14″ Model 1873 saddle ring carbines are so rare that Jim Gordon was not able to find one to picture in his book, “Winchester Model 1873 A Tribute”. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Carbine has a mottled gray brown patina overall with some heavy pitting, especially on the bbl. The bbl was draw filed long ago to clean rust and all bbl markings have been obliterated. The deep patina shows on top of the file marks. Bbl dimensions are correct for this bbl length. Forearm is 7-5/8″ long which is also correct. Forearm matches the bbl taper. The stepped receiver is also correct for this type of carbine. Carbine sights are good. Ladder sight is marked 1873. Bore is dark with visible rifling. A saddle ring shadow is present over the gray patina. Upper tang mark is legible and sharp. Elevator has been polished and cleaned and is developing new patina with numerous scratches and dents overall. SN is washed out but legible. Dust cover is correct. Stocks are very good, have been lightly cleaned and show numerous handling marks overall under a coat of varnish. Sling swivel mortise is present at bottom of buttstock. This is an opportunity to obtain the rarest of all Winchester Model 1873 Trapper Carbines. 51724-2 TEP (13,000-15,000) – Lot 2005

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2018

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1873 RIFLE.

SN 60732. Cal. 38 WCF. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with case color receiver. Fancy stocks with shotgun butt. Bbl has standard 2-line address rolled in front of rear-sight. Bbl has been “set back” 1-1/4″ at the receiver. Center of rear-sight mortise is 3-1/8″ in front of receiver. Center of front-sight mortise is 1-1/16″ of muzzle. Center of hanger mortise is 3-3/4″ back from muzzle. Forend has been shortened to 8-3/8″. Receiver is of the second model type with screwed on guide-rail and exposed trigger pin. Plain trigger. Tang has no provision for trigger block safety. Upper tang is marked Model 1873 without finials. SN is engraved on lower tang behind lever latch. Lower tang is marked with assembly no. “886” on left side with “XXX” in front and “S” to rear. Elevator is marked “38 CAL”. Buttstock shows assembly no. “886” on upper tang mortise, with “S” in front. No assembly no. appears on buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 22, 1988, stating cal 38, rnd bbl, set trigger, fancy stock, case colored receiver, no mention of shotgun buttplate. Showing shipment on August 26, 1880. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even plumb-brown patina overall, with a sharp mark. Bbl, magazine tube, and forend have been shortened from breech-end. Possibly to repair a damaged chamber. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a silver-gray patina overall with slight traces of case color near trigger and on inside of frame. Dust cover is a silver-gray color with pits. Loading gate is gray-brown patina. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a clear mark. Tang markings are clear. Hammer shows traces of case color with the balance a silver-gray patina, as is lever. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all of re-varnished finish with slight handling marks. Buttstock is undersized at wrist and has a repaired crack at rear tang screw. Buttplate has a gray-brown patina with some roughness and high point wear. Forend cap is also a gray-brown patina with some roughness. A nice old Winchester 73′ with some period repairs. 51590-13 TEP (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2018

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2035

WONDERFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE WITH NUMBER 4 BARREL 40-90 BALLARD CALIBER CASE COLOR RECEIVER.

SN 44485. Cal. 40-90 Ballard. 32″ NO. 4 oct bbl. Knife blade front sight. Sporting rear sight. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with nickeled crescent buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Record Office email that confirms cal., bbl weight and length showing shipment on 1/5/1891, Order #23339. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 80-90% blue finish that has slightly dulled with high point wear. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50%-60% case color finish that is vivid on the upper tang behind the hammer. Hammer shows traces of case color. Lever is a silver gray patina with case color vivid in protected areas. Tang marking is sharp and clear. Stocks are very fine, full size and retain nearly all of the varnish finish. Stocks show light handling marks and scratches overall with a light coat of shellac. Wrist of stock on both sides have loading data scratched into the wrist. Buttplate is nickel finish with evidence of light cleaning. Forend has small crack on left side at the breech. A wonderful example of a Winchester Model 1885 Hi-Wall Rifle in far above average condition whose consignor is an avid target shooter and states that this was the most accurate rifle in his collection. 51724-6 TEP (4,500-5,000) – Lot 2035

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2036

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HI-WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED FINISH.

SN 41287. Cal. .25 WCF. 28″ half rnd, half oct NO. 1 bbl, Lyman patent front sight, Buckhorn rear sight, adjustable tang sight, blue and case colored finish, straight grained American walnut stocks, crescent buttplate, Schnabel forend with ebony insert. This rifle was sold by another auction company in 2006, their description stated that it lettered as a full oct NO. 1 bbl. It was represented by them as factory orig with a mistake made in the ledger. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% blue finish that is drifting to a pleasing plum patina towards the muzzle. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 95% vivid case color with slight staining on lower tang. Lever has a silver/gray patina blending to vivid case color in protected areas. Hammer also shows vivid case color in protected areas. Tang sight retains nearly all of the blue finish. Stocks are about fine, and retain most of the orig varnish finish with only some slight scratches and dents overall. Buttplate shows 95% case colored finish with a few spots of erosion on the tang and toe. Rifle appears to be absolutely factory orig to this cataloger. A chance to obtain a very high condition Winchester single shot Hi-Wall rifle in a great cal to shoot. 51433-9 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2036

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2056

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 858214. Cal. .38 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, takedown, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 80% blue finish that is drifting to a plum/brown patina, markings are sharp and clear. Sights very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% blue finish with slight handling marks overall. Hammer and lever show a considerable amount of blue finish. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, full sized, and show only minuscule handling marks overall with a few small dents at the left wrist. Buttplate is a silver/gray patina. Forend cap retains 50% blue finish. A far above average condition Winchester ’92 rifle. 51567-2 TEP (5,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 2056

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2059

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE.

SN 718024. Cal. .44 WCF. 24″ 1/2 rnd 1/2 oct bbl, button mag, blue finish, figured American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Fine as restored. Overall this rifle retains nearly all of the restored blue finish with sharp markings, “WP” proof has been polished off top of receiver. Marble/Sheard front sight, sporty rear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Stocks are very good with nearly all of the restored varnish finish and very few handling marks present. Buttstock has a small hole in the toe that has been plugged. A very nice rare configuration ’92 rifle that has seen professional restoration. 51567-3 TEP (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2059

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2072

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 821004. Cal. .44 WCF. 20″ bbl with full mag, blue finish, saddle ring attached, carbine sights with silver front bead, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag tube show 70-80% orig blue finish drifting to plum/brown mostly towards the muzzle. Mag is stained on the bottom, front bbl band has slight stain on left side. Markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80-90% blue finish with some minor flaking. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Bolt shows some flaking. Loading gate shows considerable fire blue. Hammer and lever retain generous traces of orig blue. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show slight handling marks overall. Buttplate retains 80% blue with wear on the heel and toe. Bbl band shows 80% blue. A very fine ’92 SRC in a desireable cal. 51433-7 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 2072

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2075

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE.

SN 45852. Cal. .30 WCF. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, 3-leaf rear sight, sporting front sight, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 80% blue finish that is drifting overall to a pleasing plum/brown color, with some high point wear. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue finish with slight carry wear and a few minuscule scratches. Hammer and lever retain a generous amount of case colored finish that is vivid in protected areas. Tang marking is sharp. Stocks are fine, full sized, and retain nearly all of the varnish finish with some minor handling marks overall. Buttplate is a sliver/gray patina with generous traces of case colors remaining. Forend cap retains 90% blue drifting to a plum/brown patina. An opportunity to obtain a very fine antique Winchester model 1894 rifle with special order sight. 51433-5 TEP (4,500-6,000) – Lot 2075

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2076

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE.

SN 129598. Cal. .32-40. 26″ rnd bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address and cal mark at the breech end. Sporting front sight, semi-Buckhorn rear sight. Upper tang shows Winchester patent mark. SN stamped on bottom of receiver at front. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and mag tube show 80% blue finish that has somewhat dulled and is blending to a plum/brown patina toward the muzzle. Bbl marks are sharp. Front sight is very good. Rear sight is slightly bent to the rear. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receive retains 80% bright blue finish with most of the wear at the carry point. Bolt shows 90% blue, extractor shows traces of fire blue. Loading gate also shows traces of fire blue. Hammer and lever retain a generous amount of case color that is vivid in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full sized, and show only minuscule handling marks overall with most of the varnish finish intact. Buttplate is a sliver/gray patina with hints of case color and some roughness on the tang. Forend cap shows 50% blue blending to a smooth plum/brown patina. A very nice antique Winchester model 1894 in far above average condition. 51433-6 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2076

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2081

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 398733. Cal. 38-55. 20″ bbl. Full length magazine. Standard carbine sights. Saddle ring mounted on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a pleasing plumb-brown patina, with blue in the protected areas, especially on the magazine. Some battering on the right side of the front sight where blade was replaced. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% orig blue with some scratches. The balance being a gray-brown patina. Hammer and lever show traces of case color. Stocks are very good and full size with some minor handling marks and some dark stains toward the butt and at the rear of the forearm. Buttplate and bbl band are silver-gray patina. A really nice 94 carbine in a hard to find cal from a well known collector. 51392-2 (2,750-3,250) C&R – Lot 2081

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2087

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH RARE THREE QUARTER MAGAZINE.

SN 1015610. Cal. 32WS. 20″ bbl. 3/4 length magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Lyman ivory bead front sight. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show 20% blue finish, drifting to plumb-brown especially toward the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Lyman and front sight is very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains about 70% blue finish, the balance of which has flaked, which is common in this vintage. Screws are unmolested. Tang markings are sharp. Cal mark is sharp. Stocks are very good to fine and full sized. Buttstock shows some figure at the comb. Stocks show minuscule handling marks overall. Here’s your chance to obtain an extremely rare variation of a model 94 carbine with a 3/4 length magazine from a very well respected collection. 51392-8 (2,250-2,750) C&R; ESA – Lot 2087

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2088

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 864135. Cal. 30 W.C.F. 20″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Saddle ring attached. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue finish that is drifting to a plum brown patine toward the muzzle with some slight stains and a few scratches. Bbl bands retain 80% blue with some staining. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% blue with some scratches and handling marks and high point wear. Bolt shows 90% blue. Hammer and lever retain a considerable amount of blue drifting to a plum brown patina. Stocks are very good, full sized and show minor handling marks and dents overall. Buttplate retains 50% blue with wear on the heel and toe. A nice example of an 1894 Winchester carbine made in 1919. 51724-4 TEP (2,200-2,500) C&R – Lot 2088

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2098

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 400638. Cal. .30-40 Krag. 22″ rnd bbl, blue finish, saddle ring attached, straight grained American walnut stocks, with hand guard and carbine butt. CONDITION: Fine as refinished. Bbl shows 50% blue that is turning a pleasing plum/brown. Sights are very good. Bbl band shows nearly all the blue finish. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% blue finish, as does the hammer and lever. Receiver marking is sharp and clear. Tang marking is sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, full sized, and show only small handling marks overall. A nice example of a Winchester ’95 carbine in 30 Krag cal that was very popular with Texas Rangers in the early 20th century. 51379-8 TEP (4,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 2098

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2100

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 79055. Cal. 30ARMY. 22″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with handguard and carbine buttplate. Saddle ring mounted on left side of receiver. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms records office letter dated March 24, 2015 confirming the caliber and serial number applied September 10, 1912. No warehouse information available. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 20% blue finish with some roughness at the forend of the bbl. Bbl band retains 90% blue finish. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish, that is drifting to a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Some staining on the top of receiver. Bolt shows 20% blue. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Receiver marking is sharp and clear. Stocks are very fine and full-sized with only minuscule handling marks and dings. Buttstock has a sling eye mounted as does the bbl band. Very fine example of a Model 95 Winchester carbine in a cal that was a favorite amongst Texas Rangers during the Mexican Revolution. 51392-7 (3,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 2100

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2103

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLE.

SN 47523. Cal. 30-40 Krag. 28″ rnd bbl, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Forend has Schnabel tip with ebony insert. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 95% of the blue finish. Sights very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80-85% blue finish with some wear at the top sides. Bolt shows 90% blue. Hammer and lever show considerable blue finish with some erosion on the forward part of the lever. Tang markings are clear and sharp. Stocks are very good, full size, with most of the orig varnish remaining. Stocks have minuscule handling marks overall. Buttplate is fine, with sharp checkering and clear logo. Ebony insert is fine. A very nice 95 Winchester rifle in far above average condition. 51564-12 TEP (2,750-3,250) C&R – Lot 2103

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2131

*EXCEEDINGLY RARE MARLIN (ROCKWELL) MODEL 40 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE.

SN 11881. Cal. 25-20. Produced under the Marlin-Rockwell Corporation which assumed control of the Marlin Firearms Company in about 1915. By 1922 the Marlin-Rockwell Corp. had divested itself of most of their holdings including Marlin Firearms which became known as The Marlin Firearms Corporation. During the short tenure at Marlin, the Marlin-Rockwell Corp. produced very few sporting firearms including the Model 40, which is simply the former Model 27S with the Marlin-Rockwell bbl address and the model number changed on top tang. Under the new Marlin Firearms Corp. production of the Model 27S was resumed and no other Models 40 are known to have been produced. According to noted scholar Mr. Richard Rohal’s notes, there are only two Models 40 rifles known. Rifle has usual Model 27S configuration with 24″ tapered oct bbl, white bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl marking, forward of the rear sight, “Marlin-Rockwell Corp. New Haven, Ct, U.S.A.” with patent dates below. Top tang is marked “Marlin/Mod. 40”. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with rnd ribbed forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains approximately 80-85% of its orig factory finish with some sharp edge wear, the balance a smooth patina. Top flat has been drilled and tapped with two small plugged holes existing within the maker’s legend. Receiver has turned to a pleasing gray-brown smooth patina with thinning on the sharp edges. Forend has smooth hand rubbed patina and is sound. Stocks have been lightly sanded and retain most of a hand rubbed oil finish with scattered dings and handling marks, some losses near the toe. Buttplate is a smooth brown patina, missing one of its attachment screws. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is bright. 51782-1 JWD (3,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 2131

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2160

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CARVED STAG GRIPS.

SN 253209. Cal. .38 SPEC. 5-1/2″ bbl, full nickel finish, 2-pc stag horn grips, right grips is carved with steer head. Right side of bbl shows Colt address, left side of bbl shows Colt model and cal mark. SN matches on frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Number 192 is stamped on front face of cyl, on inside flat of loading gate, on left inside of trigger guard and backstrap. Loading gate also shows number 1332 on rear face. Rear of cyl has Rampant Colt logo. Left side of frame has 2-line Colt patent mark followed by Rampant Colt logo in a circle. CONDITION: Very good as totally re-finished. Bbl and cylinder are post WWII replacements with sharp markings. Front sight is slightly undersized. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Frame, trigger guard, and backstrap show nearly all of the re-nickeled finish. Markings are sharp. Rampant Colt logo is slightly washed out. Loading gate does not have a perfect fit. Backstrap and trigger guard also show most of the re-nickeled finish. Hammer shows frosty nickel. Trigger is bright nickel. Cyl retains nearly all the nickel finish. Cyl face is dark, markings are sharp, chambers are dirty. Grips are very good with no missing pieces. Grips are oversized. A nice first generation Colt that was upgraded and re-finished using post WWII parts, possibly done by the factory. 51761-14 TEP (1,750-2,750) C&R – Lot 2160

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2180

FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP POCKET MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 63568. Cal. 22RF. 2-3/8″ bbl, full nickel finish, 2-pc ivory grips. Revolver is engraved on either side of the frame in a scroll motif with punch dot background. Cylinder is engraved in an intertwining line motif with star accents and walking punch border. Bbl is engraved on either side of the address with a dot and line motif and a splay toward the muzzle. Bbl shows “COLT” 2-line address on top. Left forward side of frame is marked “22CAL”. SN is stamped on bottom of grip, rear face of cylinder and on bottom of bbl lug. SN is written in pencil on the inside of each grip. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90% bright nickel finish with one stain on the left side near the front of the address. Markings are sharp, engravings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Cylinder retains 80% nickel finish with some loss on the front and rear face, and a slight drag mark. Frame shows 90% nickel finish overall with sharp engraving and clear marks. Grips are fine, intact with a deep patina on both sides. 51733-2 TEP (2,500-4,500) ESA – Lot 2180

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2181

COLT MODEL 1877 DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH ETCHED PANEL, MOTHER OF PEARL GRIPS, AND ENGLISH PROOFS.

SN 15740. Cal. 38 Colt. 3-1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc Mother of Pearl grips. Bbl has 2-line Colt Hartford/London address. Bbl shows English proof marks at the breech. “P” over “3” is stamped on bottom of bbl under cyl. base pin. Left side of bbl has “Colt D.A.38” in an etched panel. SN matches on frame, trigger guard and backstrap. No.802 is stamped on rear face of cyl. Cyl. also shows British proof marks at the rear of each flute. Cyl. was possibly mismatched at the time of sale. 3-line Colt patent mark is stamped on the forward left side of the frame. 38CAL is stamped on the left rear trigger guard bow. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 90% of the orig. nickel finish. Markings are sharp. Front sight is full sized. Etched panel is fine. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Frame, trigger guard and backstrap retain 95% of the orig. nickel finish that has somewhat dulled. All frame markings are sharp. Cyl. retains 90% nickel finish with some flaking on the edges of the flutes. Hammer shows almost all of the fire blue on the top and back. Trigger shows a generous amount of fire blue with most loss on the front face. Pearl grips are fine with brilliant rainbow hues and a slight chip missing from the upper left grip at the backstrap. Frame screws also retain a considerable amount of the fire blue finish. Cyl. base pin shows considerable blue finish. Action functions perfectly. A fine example of high condition Colt “Lightning” Revolver made for the British market. 51733-1 TEP (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2181

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2183

LOT OF TWO DERRINGER PISTOLS CONSISTING OF COLT #3 THUER AND REMINGTON OVER AND UNDER.

1) COLT #3 DERRINGER. SN 40051. Cal. 41RF. 2-1/2″ bbl. Blue and nickel finish. 2-pc plain walnut grips. Bbl shows “COLT” on top. Front sight is German silver. Frame has 41CAL stamped on the left side. Stamping is upside down which is a common occurrence. SN is stamped on grip frame on left side under grip. SN is also written in pencil on the inside of each grip. Revolver is cased in a mahogany box with a velveteen lining. There is a cartridge block that holds 9 cartridges. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 30% blue finish that has drifted to a gray brown patina with very little roughness. Colt mark is sharp and clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Front sight is full sized. Receiver retains 90% nickel overall with some flaking at the breech and a few dents and scratches. Hammer and trigger show a generous amount of fire blue. Grips are very good and retain nearly all the varnish finish with no missing pieces and only some small dents and scratches. Box is very good. Has been cleaned. Lining is intact. Block has 9 old cartridges. 2) REMINGTON DOUBLE DERRINGER. SN 572. Cal. 41RF. 3″ bbls. Full nickel finish with 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. Type II Model #3. Top of bbl shows “Remington Arms Co. Ilion NY”. SN is stamped on grip frame on left side under grips. CONDITION: Very good. Derringer retains 60% nickel finish with some heavy erosion overall. Erosion is dark and has not been cleaned. Bbl hinge is intact. Bbl address is clear. Bores are frosty with visible rifling. Hammer and trigger are plum blue patina. Grips are good with sharp checkering. Right grip is eroded along rear edge. Manufactured between 1888 and 1911. 51138-81, 51138-82 TEP (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2183

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2189

FACTORY ENGRAVED REMINGTON-RIDER MAGAZINE PISTOL.

NSN. Cal. 32 RF Extra-Short. 3″ oct. bbl. Full magazine. Full nickel finish. Smooth 2-pc rosewood grips. Bbl shows 2-line Remington address and patent mark on top flat. Bbl and magazine are not engraved. Receiver shows relatively sparse engraving on both sides with a vine scroll motif and a punch dot scallop border. There is a starburst on top of frame in front of hammer. Pistol is otherwise unmarked. PROVENANCE: Bruce Burtner Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90% nickel finish that has somewhat dulled with age with some flaking on the left side. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Cartridge carrier device retains a generous amount of case color. Hammer retains a generous amount of blue. Nickel trigger is slightly flaked on the sides and shows some light cleaning marks. Rosewood grips are very good with some light battering on the right grip. A nice example of a Remington Rider Magazine Pistol with relatively sparse engraving. One of less than 15,000 made. Circa 1871 to 1878. 51641-10 TEP (1,850-2,250) – Lot 2189

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2210

*REMINGTON DOUBLE DERINGER TYPE III MODEL NO. 4 PISTOL.

SN 280. Cal. .41 RF. 3″ bbls, full nickel finish, 2-pc Mother-of-Pearl grips, top of bbl shows Remington-U.M.C. address, SN appears on the left inside of the grip frame and on the bottom of bbl lug. PROVENANCE: Bruce Burtner Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 80-90% thinning nickle with some flaking at the muzzle and a few mars and scratches overall. Bbl address is sharp. Bores are dark with visible rifling. Hammer, ejector, lever latch, and trigger all retain generous traces of blue finish blending with a smooth silver/gray patina. Frame also retains 90%+ nickel finish with some flaking on the forestrap and minor scratches and handling marks overall. Pearl grips are intact with no missing pieces or cracks. A very nice condition Remington-U.M.C. Deringer in above average condition. 51641-2 TEP (1,500-2,000) C&R – Lot 2210

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2220

LOT OF 2 ANTIQUE SMITH & WESSON #3 REVOLVERS.

SN 34889/31118. 1). New Model #3. SN 34889. Cal 44 Russian. Blue finish with 6-1/2″ keyhole shaped bbl, half moon front sight and fixed rear sight on bbl latch. Mounted with un-numbered diamond checkered walnut grips. Bbl rib has standard markings. Left side of bbl with caliber marking. 2). #3 DA Frontier. SN 31118. Cal 44 Russian. Nickel finish with 5″ keyhole shaped bbl, half moon front sight and fixed rear sight on bbl latch. Bbl rib has standard markings. Mounted with Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: 1). Fine, all matching except grips as noted. Overall retains about 65-70% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas with fine pitting on left side of bbl. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Grips show heavy wear. 2). Very good to fine. Bbl & top strap retain about 75% strong orig nickel and the cylinder about 65-70% orig nickel. Frame retains virtually all of its orig nickel with some very minor spotting around the sideplate. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue turned a little dark and the trigger strong case colors on the sides. Hammer also retains strong case colors on the sides. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 51684-1 JRL (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2220

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2224

CASED PAIR OF 12 MM CUSTOM ENGRAVED LEFAUCHEUX PIN FIRE REVOLVERS.

SN 8530/8531. Cal. 12mm. Consecutively numbered pair of deep relief engraved revolvers with spur trigger guards. 12″ overall, with 6-1/4″ oct to rnd bbls. Fixed front blade sights with unusual relief carved addresses on top of bbl with stippled backgrounds, “E.LEFAUCHEUX A PARIS”. Retained in custom mahogany, green baize, French fitted case. CONDITION: Very good as refinished and engraved. SN on 8530 is freshened, traces of blue finish. Both guns retain most of their apparent orig varnish to well fit grips. Mechanically functional, with well defined bores. Case is sound and solid with some chipping internally to mahogany veneer, hinge on right that holds case open is missing and facsimile parts are found in one compartment, left corresponding hinge is loose, two wood handled screwdrivers, brass oiler, and wooden handled brass cleaning jag are fitted in custom case. Functional key accompanies. 51436-2 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2224

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2234

UNUSUAL SLIDING BREECH SHOTGUN BY ROUSSELOT & DEREAU OF PARIS.

NSN. Cal. 16 ga. 30″ Twist bbls, essentially a combination of toggling and sliding action of a Darne coupled with firing pins of a needle gun, this early and innovative shotgun is quite scarce. Breech is foliate and scroll engraved. One piece stock with steel buttplate is checkered from behind trigger guard tang to forend. CONDITION: Fine, as completely refinished. Bbls have nearly all of a fine re-brown. Action coin finished. Stock has some minor marks and a relatively new oil finish. Wood is somewhat below metal. Extensive checkering is competently re-cut. Bores are very fine to excellent. Locking bolt needs aligning after each operation. 51702-2 MGM64 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2234

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2236

NICELY REFURBISHED HAMMER 10-BORE SHOTGUN BY W. & C. SCOTT.

SN 8552. Cal. 10 bore. Made in 1877. 2-5/8″ Chambers. Striking 30″ skelp Damascus bbls have makers name on top. Top lever action with bar locks is nicely scroll engraved and has some vignettes of game and dogs. Nicely figured walnut straight stock has steel buttplate. Forend attaches with side nail. PROVENANCE: From the collection of Ray Ordorica. CONDITION: Very fine as partially refurbished. Bbls have nearly all of their excellent re-brown. Action and locks have traces of color. Rebounding locks are by Stanton. A large dutchman had been added to the stock in the distant past to give a semi-pistol grip. This was removed by Ray Ordorica to restore the original straight grip. He also did the complete stock refinish and new checkering. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. 51775-3 (1,500-3,500) – Lot 2236

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2264

J. WOODWARD SIDELOCK GAME GUN.

SN 4356. Cal. 12 ga. 29″ Whitworth bbls, 2-3/4″ chambers, choked CYL/IMP CYL. Full length laminated top rib with steel front bead, marked with maker name and address and gold “1” near breech. Dbl triggers, extractor, auto safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in 2-pt pattern with teardrop behind locks, silver oval in stock engraved “DeWitt”. 13-7/8″ LOP over modern red pad with two black spacers. Splinter forearm is near fully checkered in 2-pt pattern with Curtis push button release. Receiver is beautifully scroll engraved with sculpted fences and marked in gold “1” on top lever and “SAFE” in front of safety. Gold lined cocking indicators. Trigger guard is nicely scroll engraved with SN at tang. Weight: 6lb. 8oz. CONDITION: Very good. 75% original blue finish with minor staining and spotting. Receiver retains 40% faded original case color. Buttstock and forearm are very good with scattered scratches, handling marks and hunting bumps, checkering lightly thinned and retain about 80% of an old professionally restored finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Although chambered for 2-3/4″ shells, these guns were typically designed for 2-1/2″ ammunition. Mechanics are very good, right firing pin is somewhat sticky. 51675-1 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2264

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2271
Revised: 3/22/2017

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*FABULOUS W.W. GREENER IMPERIAL GRADE 12 GA SHOTGUN.

SN 43129. Cal. 12 ga. 27-1/2″ Whitworth fluid steel bbls with 2-5/8″ chambers, choked IMP.CYL/MOD. Full length plain steel top rib with copper front bead and gold inlaid near breech with two pigeons and “F.C. FOWLER. MOODUS CONN”. Breech end of bbls are nicely scroll engraved with rabbits on sides. Dbl triggers, automatic ejectors, no safety, Greener cross bolt action. Spectacular replacement buttstock by Walter Koloch with round knob pistol grip, fancy checkering through wrist, floral carving at back of action and lined butt. 14-1/2″ LOP. Replacement splinter forearm is fancifully checkered with Deeley release and horn tip. Receiver is fabulously full coverage game scene and scroll engraved, fences are fantastically shell carved, top lever is fully engraved with gold initials, gold crown, gold staph and gold thumb push on left side of lever. Trigger guard near fully engraved with game scene and scroll and gold SN at tang. Weight: 6lb. 9oz. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a professional quality restored finish, engraving lightly thinned, minor dent in right tube towards muzzle. Custom buttstock and forearm are superb and retain most of their custom finish. Receiver is excellent and retains traces of original case color. Pins and screws with restored high polish blued finish. Trigger guard and top lever retain virtually all of their restored blue finish. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Truly a fantastic highest quality Greener with magnificent workmanship. 51690-4 JSL142 (10,500-14,000) C&R – Lot 2271

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2275

*HANDCRAFTED AYA MODEL 37 SUPER A GAME GUN.

SN 209152. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Cham. 28″ bbls, IC/Full choke. Coin finished sidelock action features fanciful game scenes surrounded by scroll engraving. Thumbnail detachable sidelocks, gold-plated interior parts, single selective trigger, auto ejectors. Nicely figured European walnut stock, 3-piece forend, capped pistol grip, solid black recoil pad. CONDITION: Very fine. Gun retains virtually all of its factory orig finishes with no appreciable wear. Bores are bright, mechanics are somewhat sluggish and require a good cleaning to remove congealed lubricant. Action tight. 51368-1 (3,250-5,250) C&R – Lot 2275

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2288

RARE JOHN H KNAPP MUZZLE LOADING SHOTGUN CONVERTED TO BREECH LOADER BY DANGERFIELD & LEFEVER.

NSN. 14 ga. 30″ Damascus bbls. Full length Damascus top rib with brass front bead marked “JOHN H KNAPP” in fancy scroll banner towards breech. Water table marked with Dangerfield check hook patent date “Sept. 3 1872”. Double triggers, extractor, no safety. Straight grip buttstock, checked in 2-pt pattern with brass shield near toe and 14-1/4″ LOP over restored full steel buttplate. Splinter forearm, checkered in 3-pt pattern with wedge fastener and horn tip. Receiver is nicely engraved with scroll and birds on locks, elongated top tang marked “DANGERFIELD & LEFEVER AUBURN NY”. Trigger guard bow is nicely scroll engraved with bird and oval. Weight: 7lb. 6oz. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a competent rebrowned finish. Buttstock and forearm have been restored, checkering recut and show minor light handling marks. Receiver is very good with light staining. Trigger guard and finial show old cleaning and some substantial older pitting. Action is very good. Bores with some pitting. 51645-3 JSL135 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2288

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2290

*SCARCE 16 GA J. NOWOTNY GAME GUN.

SN 2024.34. Cal. 16 ga. 26-3/4″ Krupp fluid steel bbl. 2-3/8″ chambers. Choked Full/Full. Full length matted rib with brass front bead. Dbl gold-plated triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. Horn-capped full pistol grip stock with cheekpiece on right side checkered in three-point pattern with fancy French Walnut and 14-1/8″ LOP over lined horn buttplate. Splinter forearm with Curtis push button release is checkered in four-point pattern. Blued receiver is nicely border engraved with floral bursts around screws and gold inlaid “PRAHA” on right and “J.Nowotny” on left. Also with gold inlaid “Z” in front of safety. Sling swivels mounted near toe and middle of bbl. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 85-90% orig blued finish with light handling marks and one more significant dent in left tube approx 11-1/2″ from muzzle towards bottom. Receiver retains 60% of its funeral style orig blued finish toning on bottom and high points. Buttstock and forearm are very good and retain most of an older restored finish. Checkering slightly thinned on forearm and scattered scratches and bumps throughout. Bores are bright and shiny with minor orange peel. Mechanics are good. A high quality gun. 51436-4 JSL (2,500-3,500) C&R – Lot 2290

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2291

*PERAZZI MX8 SCO TRAP GUN WITH BAROQUE ENGRAVING.

SN 46047. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 31-1/2″ Bbls choked modified and full, have high ventilated rib and ventilated side ribs. Coin finished action with removable trigger group, is engraved with near full coverage large relief shaded scroll surrounding coiled sea monsters. Beautifully figured walnut target stocks are fitted with adjustable comb and RAD adjustable anti-recoil system. Configured for Sporting Clays. Checkering is of fleur-di-lis type with ribbons through pattern. CONDITION: Excellent, with only a few minor marks on all finishes. Edges of trigger guard bow are silvered. Mechanically fine. 51761-2 MGM74 (7,000-10,000) – Lot 2291

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2300

*HIGH GRADE UGARTECHA 12 GA O/U SHOTGUN.

SN 28189. Cal. 12 ga. 28-5/8″ fluid steel bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Choked Imp Mod/Full. Full length matted top rib with ivory mid and front bead. Left side of bbl marked “Ugarteche:A”. Dbl triggers (front trigger articulated), auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in two-point pattern with teardrop behind action and nickel oval near toe, 14-5/8″ LOP over “Hogue” brand pad. Three piece forearm with Deely release checkered in three-point pattern. Coin finished receiver is full coverage engraved with scroll and floral pattern much like a Merkel 303. Trigger guard rolled on right side. This is a very high grade shotgun. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all their orig blue. Action with only very minor staining noted. Top lever and trigger guard retain about 60% orig blue. Buttstock and forearm have been refinished in a somewhat high gloss finish with only light handling marks. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. 51731-1 (3,000-5,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 2300

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2313

*FINE CUSTOM GRIFFIN & HOWE MODEL 70 WITH SCOPE.

SN 496399. Cal. 7mm. Rem mag. 24″ Medium weight sporter bbl has banded on front sight, and is engraved “Made Especially For Alex Hochner Jr. No 2601 Griffin & Howe, New York, N. Y.” (ca 1974). Pre 64 Model 70 action is fitted with Lyman 48 sight base, and has had tang slightly re-shaped, Canjar trigger installed, and bolt knob nicely checkered and engraved. Trigger guard has had button release installed. Floorplate and trigger guard, as well as grip cap, have well cut acanthus scroll, most likely done by Joe Fugger. Classic G&H style stock is fitted with checkered steel buttplate with trap, and ebony forend tip. Point pattern checkering is well cut and borderless. Leupold Vari-X III 3.5 x 10 scope with duplex reticle is in G&H side mount. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Metal has considerable silvering on sharp edges. Wood has finish worn through from normal handwear at carry points, and on high edges. Checkering somewhat worn. Rear sight staff is in butt trap. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent. 51764-1 MGM72 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2313

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2316

*WINCHESTER MODEL 52B SPORTER BOLT ACTION RIFLE.

SN 70923B. Cal. .22 LR. 24″ rnd bbl, Redfield front sight, adjustable Lyman receiver sight, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and forend. Stock has cheekpiece, checkered steel shotgun buttplate, pistol grip cap, Winchester sling swivel mounts, and ebony forend cap. Bbl shows Winchester trademark and model with cal mark rolled on left rear of receiver. “WP” proof is stamped at the breech on the left side adjacent to the “WP” proof stamped on the receiver. Lyman receiver sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. SN is marked on forward left side of receiver and is written with electric pencil on bottom flat of bolt. Trigger guard is marked “Sporting” in front of trigger guard loop. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a smooth plum/brown patina overall with some staining toward the muzzle and blue in protected areas. Front sight hood is missing. Bbl marks are sharp and clear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains a considerable amount of a somewhat thinning matte blue finish. Bolt is bright with some scratch marks. Bolt handle is a smooth silver/gray patina with traces of blue in protected areas. Trigger guard is a smooth gray blue patina with sharp marking and evidence of light touch-up. Stocks are very good, with sharp checkering and minuscule dents and scratches overall. Stocks also show light touch-up to the varnish finish. Buttplate is a gray/blue patina overall and show evidence of a light touch-up to the finish. Sling swivel mounts show considerable blue. Pistol grip cap is very good. Ebony forend cap is very good with some slight scratches. A very nice Winchester model 52B Sporting rifle. 51704-1 TEP (5,000-6,500) C&R – Lot 2316

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2335

*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 PIGEON UPGRADE SHOTGUN.

SN 1654991. Cal 12 ga. 2-3/4″ chamber. 28″ bbl, WS-1 choke having donut based round post vent rib. Beautiful upgraded shotgun having pigeon engraved on receiver extension. Jeweled bolt and carrier. Beavertail forearm of fancy walnut with pigeon grade checkering, having uncheckered center diamond. Straight grip stock of fancy walnut with Winchester plastic buttplate. Winchester two piece box has yellow label with hand written SN, corrected hand written bbl length and stamped markings “PIGEON GRADE” and select wood. Box contains instruction manual and has modern wax paper wrapping. Hang tag on gun is stamped “SPECIAL”, “PIGEON” and “SELECT WOOD”. CONDITION: Metal retains 99% reblued finish. Custom made stocks have very good filled satin finish. Very good bore. 51590-12 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 2335

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2347

*SCARCE PARKER BROS 12 GA SC GRADE SINGLE BBL TRAP SHOTGUN.

SN 197389. Cal 12 ga. 32″ Acme steel bbl. 2-3/4″ chamber. Full choke. Full length matted ventilated rib with ivory mid bead and front bead broken. Nickel plated checkered trigger, auto ejector, no safety. Custom capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in three-point pattern with checkered side panel. 13-7/8″ LOP, Nickel oval with large script “M” at toe over soft black “Kick-Eez” pad. Receiver is nicely scroll and floral engraved with large pigeon on bottom and marked “Parker Bros.” on both sides. Trigger guard bow is scrolled engraved with SN at tang. Wide trap forearm checkered in three-panel pattern with Deeley release. Weight 8 lbs. 0 oz. PROVENANCE: The Forest R. Marshall Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent as restored. Bbl retains nearly all of a high quality restored rust-blued finish. Receiver retains nearly all of its restored cyanide case hardened finish, likely by Del Grego. Custom buttstock is excellent with minor handling marks. Grip cap is a replacement. Custom forearm retains nearly all of its restored hand-rubbed finish. Gun is tight and on face. Ejector works. 51143-10 JSL (2,500-4,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 2347

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2355

EARLY PARKER BROS. DH GRADE GAME GUN.

SN 83294. Cal 12 ga. 30″ Damascus bbls. 2-5/8″ chambers. Choked Mod/Full. Full length Damascus matted top rib with brass front bead marked “Parker Bros Makers, Meriden, Conn. Damascus Steel”. #2 frame Nickel-plated double triggers, extractors, auto safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in standard DH pattern with brass oval engraved “M” and 14″ LOP over solid red Silvers type recoil pad. Splinter forearm checkered in standard D grade pattern with Deeley release and steel tip. Receiver is nicely engraved in early Parker scroll with setter on right, pointer on left and four pheasants on bottom. Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz. PROVENANCE: Forest R. Marshall Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as partially refurbished (bbls and wood only). Bbls are truly exceptional with bold and vivid contrast as restored by the late master gunsmith Dr. Oscar Gaddy. Receiver retains 40% orig case color, shiny on sides and toned toward front of action. Buttstock and forearm have been expertly restored by Gaddy, and are in beautiful blonde and honey color. Trigger guard retains 40% orig high polish blued finish, mostly on bow. Bores are excellent with a ping or two, having been worked on by Dr. Gaddy. Mechanics are crisp, and gun is tight and on face. According to our consignor, this was a first Parker shotgun he ever purchased and the one that sparked his interest in collecting these guns and ultimately inspiring him to found the Parker Gun Collectors Association. 51143-4 JSL (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2355

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2362

EARLY PARKER BROS. DH 12 GA SHOTGUN WITH FISHTAIL TOP LEVER.

SN 71615. Cal. 10 ga. 30″ Damascus bbls, 2-3/4″ chambers. Full length matted top rib with steel front bead. No. 3 frame. Dbl triggers, extractor, automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in 3-pt pattern with checkered side panels, nickel oval near toe and 13″ LOP over original skeleton buttplate. Splinter forearm checkered in standard D-grade pattern with Deeley release and steel tip. Receiver is nicely engraved in standard early D-pattern, pointer on left, setter on right, four birds on bottom surrounded by well cut Parker scroll. Accompanied by a PGCA letter describing this gun as a DH 10 ga with 30″ Damascus bbls. Current LOP and weight vary from letter, though there is a record of this gun being returned to Parker for service in late 1892. Weight: 8lb. 6oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 80% orig Damascus pattern with a minor ping in right tube by muzzle. Receiver has toned to gun metal gray with a hint or two of orig color in protected areas only. Buttstock and forearm are very good, retaining most of an older aged professionally restored finish (perhaps factory) with scattered hunting bumps and light scratches. Mechanics are very good. Bores are bright and shiny. 51644-4 JSL142 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2362

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2369

VERY EARLY PARKER BACK ACTION DOLLAR GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN.

SN 0152. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbls of Decarbonized Steel. CYL & CYL bores. 2-5/8″ chambers. Very early Parker before standard grading system replaced the “Dollar Grade” designation. Rnd body lifter action, back action locks, dbl triggers and extractors. Key fastened steel tipped walnut forearm with straight grip walnut stock. Forearm has two diamond panels checkering while stock has point pattern checkering characteristic of later standardized patterns. LOP: 14-1/4″ over steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Metal finish is faded to mottled patina. Bores have light pitting. Wood has aged worn appearance with some heavy dents. Stock has cracks and small chips around top tang and trigger guard with long crack extending into butt from right side of buttplate. 51482-5 (1,250-2,250) – Lot 2369

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2380

*FINE REMINGTON MODEL 32TC OVER/UNDER TRAP SHOTGUN.

SN 1209. Cal. 12 ga. 32″ fluid steel bbls. 2-3/4″ chambers. Choked Full/Full, .724″ nominal bores. Full length matted ventilated top rib with steel mid bead and period red target front bead. Miller single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Remington capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in three-point pattern with 14-3/8″ LOP over red “Olde English” pad. DAC 1-9/16″, DAH 1-15/16. Finger groove forearm with Deeley release checkered in five-point pattern. Frame engr with bird dogs in grass on sides. Mid-1930’s mfg. Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 90% blued finish as does receiver with light high point wear and handling marks over the balance of metal. Buttstock and forearm are excellent as professionally restored with light scattered marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores need cleaning but are bright and shiny. 51155-1 JSL (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 2380

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2400

*EXCELLENT AND RARE A.H. FOX SPE GRADE 20 GA SHOTGUN.

SN 203980. Cal. 20 ga. 28″ Chromox solid rib bbl with 2-3/4″ chambers. Choked Mod/Imp Mod. Full length matted top rib with twin ivory beads. Sgl selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in two-point pattern with serrated lined HRBP and 13-1/4″ LOP from rear position sgl trigger. Large beaver tail forearm checkered on sides with Deeley release. Unengraved receiver. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 98% restored blued finish with some wear on the right side of bbl from the forearm. The remaining parts retain 98% original striped cyanide case color. The wood is also excellent with a few scattered minor dings and scratches, and sharp checkering. Small grain separations behind top tang, left side of frame and forearm at knuckle. Rib extension slightly raised. Mechanics very good. Trigger works, bores are bright and shiny. These guns are quite scarce and this is one of the very last produced and remains in outstanding condition. 51345-1 JSL (4,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 2400

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2424

*COLLECTOR’S LOT OF THREE SHOTGUNS.

1) BAKER GUN CO SHOTGUN. SN 1318. Baker B Grade 12 ga. 32″ twist steel bbls. 3″ chambers. Full length matted top rib with steel front bead. Dbl triggers, extractor, non-auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock with Baker HRBP and 14″ LOP. Receiver lightly engraved with dogs on both sides surrounded by scroll. Action slightly loose. Bbls are extremely thick and heavy. Weight: 10 lbs. 6 oz. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton III Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbls retain 70-80% twist pattern. No case color remains. Top left stock finger is cracked. Checkering mostly gone. Mechanics are good. Bores are very good with orange peel. C&R 2) PALMETTO ARMS SHOTGUN. SN 27199. Palmetto Arms Co. 12 ga. hammer shotgun. 30″ Mono-blocked steel bbls with full length matted top rib and brass front bead. Dbl triggers, extractor. Capped full pistol grip buttstock checkered in two-point pattern with 14″ LOP with lined HRBP. Splinter forearm. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton III Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbls as noted above retain most of their custom blued finish with scattered losses and rub marks. Buttstock and checkering are very good with handling marks throughout. Receiver retains some mottled orig case color with some staining. Bores are very good with orange peel. Mechanics are good. Gun is tight. C&R 3) RIVERSIDE ARMS SHOTGUN. SN 13124. Cal. 16 ga Riverside Arms Co hammer gun. 2-3/4″ chambers. Full length lined top rib with brass bead. Dbl triggers, extractor. Round knob pistol grip buttstock with 14″ LOP over black plastic checkered buttplate. Two-panel checkered splinter forearm. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton III Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most of their toned orig blued finish. Receiver retains 40-50% orig case color. Buttstock and forearm are very good as restored. Bores are very good with orange peel. Mechanics are fine and gun is tight. C&R 51517-119, 51517-120, 51517-121 JSL (500-800) – Lot 2424

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2426
Revised: 4/6/2017

Ivory Note due to ivory beads. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meet the standard for sale under ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase.

*GRIFFIN & HOWE 2″ CHAMBER LIGHT BOXLOCK GAME GUN.

SN 87573. Cal. 12 ga. 5 lb 6.8 oz gun with 25″ bbl having narrow Churchill style rib. 2″ chambers as inlaid in gold on rib. Right bbl marked “Griffin & Howe, Inc.”, left bbl marked “N.Y.C. Made in England”. CYL & IMP-CYL chokes. Double beads. Scalloped boxlock action with case colored finish featuring full coverage arabesque scroll and dragon. Miller single selective trigger, auto ejectors. Splinter forearm and straight hand stock with teardrop points of fancy walnut having hand checkering and nameplate on toeline. LOP: 14-1/8″ to checkered butt. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″; drop at heel: 2-7/8″. Housed in leather covered luggage case having unattached Griffin & Howe label and canvas cover. Case contains cleaning rod, oil bottom, snap caps and key. CONDITION: Nicely restored shotgun. Bbls have nearly all of their reblackened finish with bright bores having plastic fouling forward of chambers. Action has very good re-case colored finish. Reblued trigger guard shows light edge wear. Stocks have very good oil-type finish with freshened checkering. 51504-1 (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 2426

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2455
Revised: 4/6/2017

Please Note: Good News! This gun is a Grade 5, not a Diana Grade as noted in the catalog. It was made prior to 1960.

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*RARE FUNKEN ENGRAVED BROWNING SUPERPOSED DIANA GRADE THREE BARREL SHOTGUN SET WITH CASE.

SN 59523. Cal. 12/12/20 ga. Bbl set 1) Cal. 12 ga. 26-1/2″ Special Steel with 2-3/4″ chambers. Chokes marked Mod/Imp Cyl. Bbl set 2) Cal 12 ga. 26-1/2″ Special Steel bbl with 3″ chambers. Chokes marked Full/Full. Bbl set 3) Cal. 20 ga. 26-1/2″ Special Steel bbl with 3″ chambers. Chokes marked Imp Cyl/Mod. All three sets with full length matted top rib. Bbl sets 1 and 3 with steel mid and front beads. Bbl set 2 with ivory mid and front beads. Gold-plated sgl selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. American Walnut flame grained buttstock is RKLT configuration checkered in three-point pattern with 14″ LOP over Browning waffle pad. Forearms are all round nosed type checkered in five-point pattern. Receiver is double signed by Funken and beautifully full coverage engraved with ducks in marsh scene on right, pheasant in wood scene on left, all surrounded by Funken’s famous floral scroll. Bottom of action with deep cut grouse surrounded by deep cut scroll and trigger guard with bunny rabbits in wood scene. Also included with this gun is a set of six Briley sub-gauge inserts in a separate brown leather case, with Browning oil bottle, brush, and tap also included. Our consignor customized the top tang under the lever with a large triangular gold inlay of his initials “FRM”. Housed in orig Browning three bbl set case with orig instruction pamphlet and keys. Weight with bbl set 1: 7 lbs. 14 oz. PROVENANCE: Forest R. Marshall Collection. CONDITION: Very good as field used and customized. Bbl sets 1 and 3 retain 95-98% expertly restored blued finish. Bbl set 2 appears to retain most of its orig lightly toned blued finish. Custom buttstock and forearms have been restored. Bbl set #1 with filler and three repaired cracks on left side at breech end and one long grain separation toward muzzle. Bbl set #3 forearm is a well done replacement and has minor play. Checkering is crisp and lightly filled in. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Case is very good with minor handling and rub marks, bbl lug holders are loose but otherwise very good. Our consignor purchased this gun new and used and enjoyed it for many years as it is a very versatile set. 51143-3 JSL (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 2455

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2470

*COLT CUSTOM ENGRAVED DIAMONDBACK DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER.

SN D95925. Cal. .22 LR. 4″ bbl with ventilated rib, target sights, full blue finish, with 2-pc checkered walnut grips showing nickel Colt medallions. Engraving is nearly full coverage in a vine scroll motif with a stippled background. Bottom of frame, trigger guard, and straps show no engraving. Engraving is nicely accomplished. Left side of bbl shows model and cal mark, right side of bbl shows Colt address. SN is stamped on the frame in the crane mortise and on the crane opposite the mortise. Revolver has target sights, front sight has red insert, rear sight has been polished white. CONDITION: Very good as totally re-finished. Revolver retains nearly all the blue finish. Sight, hammer, and trigger have been polished to a bright finish. Markings are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Cyls are clean. There is what appears to be an Engravers signature on the left side of the grip frame under grip. Grips are very good, with sharp checkering and only light handling marks overall. Made in 1976. 51761-17 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2470

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3013

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1911 PISTOL, 1914 PRODUCTION, APPARENTLY ORIGINAL (EXCEPT MAG).

SN 79829. Cal. 45 ACP. All parts (except mag) appear to be Springfield made from their distinctive shapes, but most are not “S” marked. Pistol was not taken down to examine internal small parts. Proper large diamond Springfield made stocks. Wide spur duck bill hammer. Right hand slide Springfield eagle marked as well as “Model of 1911 US Army” in Springfield fonts. Left side of slide has standard patent marking, Springfield Armory marking and flaming bomb. Receiver right side has SN, left side has “United States Property” and flaming bomb marks. Bbl bushing has distinctive Springfield front profile. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Bbl has heavy pitting with lands still showing, rear of hood properly marked “MD”, lugs properly marked “S” and “P”, link and pin loose, most of bbl finish missing. Mag is Colt type-3 lanyard loop with minor surface deterioration on bottom, but no cracks in the upper corners. All finish is missing from stock screws, some are partially damaged. Slide has noticeable wear on top and on the muzzle end. Rear of slide has some wear on the high spots. Receiver has most wear on front grip straps and dust cover. Most Springfield made pistols show considerable wear, the overall appearance of this all orig (except mag) pistol is very pleasing with only moderate wear. 51517-4 KXK (4,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 3013

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3014

*COLLECTOR’S LOT OF TWO .45 ACP SERVICE PISTOLS.

1) REMINGTON RAND 1911. NSN. Cal. 45 ACP. Bbl “P” marked at rear of ejection port. Proper Remington UMC markings on left side. Right slide marked “Model of 1911 U.S. Army”. Hammer is wide checkered, thumb safety is checkered, trigger is long and smooth. Most collectors believe the unnumbered pistols were made after the production contract from left over parts. Appears to have all Remington UMC parts although unmarked. Mag is standard Colt type-3 with lanyard loop. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Slide dark-blue blued with fading from middle to rear, one minor ding opposite ejection port on left side. Receiver in-the-white with tarnishing of exposed surfaces. Stocks appear to be Colt manufactured and in very good condition, right stock screws show mild buggering, left stock screws very good +. Receiver has no numbers showing inside or out. Trigger, mag catch, hammer, grip safety, thumb safety are black finished, remainder of lower receiver in-the-white. C&R 2) NORWEGIAN 1914. SN 31336. Cal. 45 ACP. Right side slide marked “1945” over a square proof mark, top of slide shows “F” in front of hammer, left side of slide marked with standard Norwegian markings, SN, and above Crown/7 and Crown/K (Wilhelmina proofs). Pistol has no Nazi proofs. Left frame marked “31336”. Trigger, slide stop, thumb safety, bbl, grip safety, and mainspring housing marked with “.336”. Hammer and mag catch release unmarked but have proper Norwegian finish. Stocks are very light European wood that has been stained. Trigger is long, smooth. Hammer is short, checkered. Thumb safety is checkered. Mag appears to be post-war spot welded base. Entire pistol appears to be original with late war finish (except mag). Mainspring housing lacks lanyard loop. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Has 96++ war-time finish, slight edge wear, slight fading on grip straps. Stock screws very good. C&R 51517-17, 51517-21 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 3014

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3023

*COLT 1911 PISTOL MADE IN MID 1918 PRE BLACK ARMY.

SN 337141. Cal. .45. 5″ Bbl. Receiver has been refinished with late WWI Black Army type finish. Machining marks on receiver still go in proper directions. Slide marked “Model of 1911 U.S. ARMY” right side. Left slide marking “Patented December 19.1905” over “Feb 14.1911, Aug.19.1913” over “Colt’s PT.F.A.MFG.CO.” next to flaming bomb with “S” in the center. This slide was made by the A.J. Savage Munitions Company of San Diego, California and are generally believed to be leftover parts from a canceled contract that were used as replacement parts. (Clawson, Collector’s Guide, pg. 29). Receiver marked “United States Property” on left upper dust cover. Springfield eagle over “S8” above mag catch left. Front sight is thin, rounded. Rear sight is thin, square notch. Dbl diamond stocks appear to be WWI period but do not fit grip screw bushings correctly, leaving a space under the left lower stock. Bbl is replacement Springfield Armory made with “S” & “P” marks on left lug. No marks on right lug. No marks visible through ejection port. Mag appears to be standard Colt welded base type that has been refinished with Parkerized finish and has some of the refinish eroded. CONDITION: Numerous dings and erosion behind thumb safety pins on right hand side that have been blued over. Considerable patina on mainspring housing and grip safety. Checkered wide spur hammer and thumb safety excellent. Slide stop is 1911 type but serrated indicating reproduction or postwar replacement part. Springfield eagle over “S8” acceptance mark over mag catch is still crisp and sharp. Mag catch lock shows considerable buggering. Stock screws show considerable wear and minor buggering. Both slide and receiver appear to have been refinished with the same Black Army type finish. Considerable deterioration to finish on slide. Many scratches and scuffs covered up by refinish. Badly pitted bore. Grooves and lands still visible. Overall, a respectable looking 1918 rework with Savage slide. 51709-26 KXK (1,600-3,000) C&R – Lot 3023

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3027

*COLT 1911 RAF (ROYAL AIR FORCE) MARKED PISTOL IN ORIGINAL .455 CALIBER.

SN 106521. Cal. 455 Webley. Right side of slide is marked “Colt Automatic Calibre 455”, top of slide British proofed with Crown/BW, left side of slide has standard Colt patent markings and Rampant Colt, rear left slide shows crossed scepters British marking, receiver marked “R.A.F.” and crossed scepters in front of slide stop, over crossed scepters with broad arrow property mark, upper left trigger guard bow marked with “VP”, lower left trigger guard bow marked with “98” above Crown/G2A over mag catch release. Right side of receiver marked “Government Model” over “W106521” over Crown/BV over “Made in U.S.A.”, to the left of slide stop hole marked “Not English Make”, upper right trigger guard bow marked Crown/A1E. Front sight is thin flat sided Colt-type, rear sight is standard small u notched. Bbl marking “W” in front of lug, left lug marked “H20”, visible through ejection port are three normal British proof marks. Mag is standard two-toned US G.I. pinned base with upper tongue marked “B” (for Barnes). PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Entire pistol is refinished with war-time blue. Mainspring housing loop has added iron ring apparently for lanyard. The majority of the reapplied finish remains with only high edges and front of muzzle showing white metal. Bbl shows moderate wear to outer surfaces, bore is good with mostly bright finish only minor frosting between the lands. The double diamond stock left is very good, stock right shows moderate wear, screws in very good condition but missing most of the finish. Mag catch lock very good +. 51517-16 (3,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 3027

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3031

*COLT MODEL 1908 POCKET PISTOL ENGRAVED IN ELVIS PRESLEY PATTERN.

SN 324998. Cal. 25 ACP. Blue finish with 2-1/8″ bbl, fixed sights with color case hardened grip safety, thumb safety & trigger. Mounted with Rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Slide is engraved with about full coverage, very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with pearled background. Both ends of the slide on both sides are inlaid with fine gold wire patterns similar to a Walther PPK from the same engraver. Bottom front of the slide is engraved “MAINS”. Bill Mains was a Master Engraver for Colt Firearms in the late 20th Century and was one of Colt’s most prolific engravers. When he first began engraving for Colt, he was told not to sign his work so he developed a small buffalo logo to represent his signature which is frequently found on both factory work and outside contract work with the occasional full signature instead as found here. Pistol is housed in a black leatherette case with a green velvet lining. Top of case is embossed “Colt 1908 Elvis Pattern” over “Colt Master Engraver” over “Bill Mains”. PROVENANCE: The Brad Shepard Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of it’s orig blue on the frame & case colors on the 2 safeties & trigger. Slide retains virtually of it fine custom blue. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 51761-21 (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 3031

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3050

*LOT OF THREE COLT PATTERN HANDGUNS.

1) KOREAN COPY 1911. SN 140. Cal. 45 ACP. Only slide markings are “LIVITANITL”, otherwise the slide bbl and receiver are internally marked with either a “G” or a “9” or a “6”. Mag appears to be a well used G.I. mag with considerable pitting and no finish. Walnut stocks appear to be heavily used G.I. double diamond. All other parts appear to have been workshop made. Pistol appears to function, but it is not recommended to fire the pistol without a gunsmiths compliance. Front sight appears to be a copy of the late 1911A1 sight with serrated rear ramp. Rear sight is also a copy of the late 1911A1 notched. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Bore is pitted but shows remains of rifling. Pistol appears to be in-the-white with no finish applied. Considerable surface deterioration. 2) COLT NEW ARMY & NAVY REVOLVER. SN 262565. Cal. .38 COLT. 6″ bbl, full blue finish, 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips with Colt medallions. Top of bbl shows Colt 2-line address and patent mark. Left side of bbl shows cal mark. Assembly NO. 1557 appears on the frame, in the crane mortise, on the crane opposite the mortise, on the lever latch, and scratched on the inside of both grips. SN is stamped on the butt at the toe. Frame has Rampant Colt logo in a circle stamped on left side above grip. Front left trigger guard bow shows “VP” proof, rear left trigger guard bow shows assembler number “3”. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Revolver shows a deep crusty blue/brown patina overall with evidence of slight re-finishing. Markings are sharp and unpolished. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Hammer and trigger are a gray/brown patina and also show evidence of re-finish. Grips are very good, intact, with sharp checkering and clear logos. 3) COLT GOVT MODEL. SN 25260. Cal. 45 ACP. Right side slide marking “Colt Automatic Calibre 45”, left side has standard Colt 1913 last patent date marking and Colt’s Hartford address, Rampant Colt to the rear of serrations, left upper trigger guard bow has verified proof, lower trigger guard bow has “R” final inspector, right trigger guard bow is unmarked, behind slide stop pin is marked “Government Model” over “C25260”. Mag bottom marked “Colt .45 Auto”, fully blued welded base. Slide stop has 1911-type relief under thumb grip. Thumb safety is early type with milled area under thumb checkering, hammer is short wide checkered, grip safety has short tang, mainspring housing has lanyard loop. Front sight is thin-type with small dents, rear sight is thin “U” notch-type. Stocks are standard Colt double diamond. Bbl shows remains of “P” mark at front of ejection port. Slide stop has groove in rear. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Mag catch and mag catch lock very good. Front grip strap shows mild thinning of finish with partial finger print. Slide shows pitting from ejection port back on right side and thinning of finish on muzzle on both sides. Stocks show crisp checkering with only a few broken small diamonds, large diamonds crisp and clear. Stock screws in near excellent condition. Bore is shiny with some frosting in the chamber end. Mainspring housing is thinning. Overall very attractive, 95% of finish remains. 51517-10, 51517-15, 51517-118 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 3050

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3051

*FINE COLLECTOR’S LOT OF ENGRAVED POCKET BERETTA AND BALLESTER MOLINA .45.

1) BALLESTER MOLINA 1911A1. SN B5760. Cal. .45 ACP. British proofed rear of frame and slide with Crown/GP, bbl marked “.45 Crown/NP 7 Tons”, frame SN 10875 on mainspring housing, left side of slide is marked “Pistola Automatica Cal. 45. Fabricada POR “HafDasa” Patentes Internationales “Ballester-Molina” Industria Argentina”. Stocks grooved dark walnut. Mag is US G.I. made by Scovill marked “CS” on bottom tongue. Slide is grooved in the rear with interrupted grooves. The only parts that interchange between a 1911 are the magazine, bbl, bushing, and recoil spring. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Only high edge wear, slight drag mark on slide front, a few ring scratches on front grip strap, overall 98% factory blue. C&R 2) BERETTA 1935. SN 921026. Cal..32. Fabulous factory gold engraved Beretta with tortoise shell grips in factory marked case with spare magazine and cleaning rod. Standard config 1935 with fixed front and drift adjustable rear sight. Left side of slide marked “Pietro Beretta-Gardone V.T. Cal.7365-PAT”. Right side of slide is marked “Made in Italy”. Safety detentes are marked with encircled capital “S” and red dotted “F”. Proofs are on the left tang dated 1958. Gun has been extensively covered in floral and scroll engraving with light tasteful pattern on bbl. Entire slide and both sides of frame have 100% coverage with tasteful accents under trigger and front and back straps. Frame is fitted with smooth tortoise shell grips, each panel having an inserted “PB” logoed disc. Mag bodies are chromed with finger extension floorplates gold plated that has also been applied to shaft of cleaning rod. Pistol and accessories are in leather bound form fitting case whose lid has been imprinted with Beretta logo and location in Brescia. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Approx 95% of gold plate remains with thinning over sharp edges and scattering of oxidative pinpricks. Magazines are both excellent as is cleaning rod and general condition of case that has only a few external scuffs and minimal wear/staining that largely corresponds to the high points of the gun and accessories. An absolutely beautiful high-end gold engraved Beretta 1935 ensemble from the late 1950s, sure to please any collector! C&R 51517-23, 51517-36 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 3051

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3060

*LOT OF TWO WALTHER MODEL 4 SINGLE SHOT BOLT ACTION RIFLES.

1) WALTHER MODEL 4. SN 13822. Cal. .22LR. 25-1/2″ heavy sporter bbl with ramp front sight and military style rear sight. Sgl shot receiver is marked with maker’s legend and “BUG” proof. Rotating bolt safety and military style sgl trigger. Plain sporter style walnut stock has finger groove forestock and plain semi pistol grip, marked with “SA” cartouche. Replacement sling swivel stud on toe line and thin red solid recoil pad added. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very good as restored. Bbl and receiver retain most of a properly restored finish. Wood is a handworn patina with scattered handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bore. C&R 2) WALTHER MOD IV. SN 12570. Cal. .22LR. 25-1/2″ heavy sporter bbl with ramp front sight and military style rear sight. Sgl shot receiver is marked with maker’s legend and “BUG” proof. Rotating bolt safety and military style sgl trigger. Plain sporter style walnut stock has finger groove forepiece and checkered semi pistol grip. Sling swivel studs with brown leather sling. Walther marked hard rubber buttplate. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very good as restored. Bbl and receiver retain most of a properly restored finish. Wood is a handworn patina with scattered handling marks. Buttplate has linear stress cracks. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bore. C&R 51569-23, 51569-701 JWD (1,500-2,000) – Lot 3060

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3068

*SCARCE WALTHER P38 COPPER FINISH PISTOL WITH HOLSTER.

SN 24370. Cal. 9mm. 5″ bbl. Scarce experimental copper-colored finish. Marked on left side of slide Walther banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 9m/m”, “Mod. P38”. Eagle N proof on right side of slide, frame, bbl and lock. Eagle “359” proof on left bbl lug. Matching SNs on slide, frame and bbl. SN of slide located on top right side. Brown Bakelite grips. “P.38v”, eagle “359” marked magazine. Comes with “jwa / 4”, “P.38” marked black leather flap holster. CONDITION: Very good with most of the finish. Light pinprick pitting and surface rust on bbl, trigger guard, grip strap, slide and frame. Markings clear. Excellent working order. Bore has strong rifling with areas of roughness and light pitting. Holster is solid with strong stitching and light scuff marks. Leather is soft and pliable. 51709-10 GER (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3068

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3107

*LOT OF FOUR AUTOMATIC PISTOLS.

1) LUR PANZER. SN 79835. Cal. 22LR. 4-5/8″ bbl. Spanish made copy of Luger pistol. Black plastic grips marked “PANZER”. Matching SNs. One mag. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Retains most of finish with light dings and handling marks. Grips fine with light handling marks. Excellent bore. Good working order. 2) AMERICAN ARMS P98. SN 002969. Cal. 22LR. 5″ bbl. Designed by Erma-Werke. Looks like a P38. Made in USA. One mag, orig box. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Excellent. Slight handling marks. Excellent grips. Excellent bore. Excellent working order. 3) P. BERETTA MOD 20. SN BE19353V. Cal. 25. 2-1/4″ bbl. Made in USA. Black plastic grips. Orig box, manual and cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Fine. Light handling marks. Excellent working order. Fine grips with light handling marks. Excellent bore. 4) MARS POCKET. NSN. Cal. 25. 2-1/8″ bbl. French made. Orig grips. Proper mag. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Good showing considerable finish wear. Markings clear. Good working order. Orig grips good showing some wear. Bore is dirty. C&R 51569-224, 51569-225, 51569-226, 51569-227 GER (800-1,200) – Lot 3107

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3109

*RARE CASED SET OF THE FIALA MODEL 1920 SINGLE SHOT REPEATING COMBINATION PISTOL.

SN 195. Cal 22 LR. Rare complete cased set of the Model 1920 pistol which includes the pistol receiver which is mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips. It has installed a 7-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with adjustable rear sight. Left front side of the frame has the Fiala Arms name and trademark with the model number on the right front and the company name & address on the right rear. Right rear also shows “PATENTS PENDING”. Backstrap is dovetailed for the accompanying buttstock. Accompanied by an orig, purple velvet lined, black leatherette trunk case with handle & brass fittings. Interior is fitted for the pistol, an uncheckered, matching numbered walnut buttstock with silver-plated dovetailed brass attaching lug, a 20″ carbine bbl with smooth rnd forearm and a 3″ bbl, matching numbered with knurled exposed area. Case also contains 2 spare sights apparently to be used with the carbine bbl and a spare combination front sight, along with 2 functioning keys. Inside the lid has a diagonal ribbon embossed in gold “FIALA ARMS COMPANY, INC. / NEW YORK”. The design of this pistol is unique in that it has the appearance of what we know today as a semi-automatic. However it is unique in that the slide must be manually retracted which ejects the empty cartridge case and manually returned to battery which loads a fresh cartridge from the magazine. From the outside appearance it is fairly apparent that several well known semi-auto pistols owe their design to this pistol, including Hi-Standard & the Colt Woodsman. Complete case sets are quite rare. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is fine with the frame & slide showing about 65-70% strong orig blue with the front & backstraps mostly gray patina, 7-1/2″ bbl retains 99% plus orig blue, 20″ bbl retains about 99% blue and the 3″ bbl shows muzzle end wear. All 3 bbls have bright shiny bores. Buttstock is sound and retains virtually all of a fine restored finish. The attaching lug retains about 85% orig silver that has tarnished to dark patina. Case has a few nicks & scratches but is basically sound. Interior is lightly faded and soiled but completely intact. Spare sights are fine. 51517-76 JRL (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3109

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3110

*ENGRAVED HIGH STANDARD MODEL B SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL.

SN 37573. Cal. .22LR. 4-1/2″ bbl with full blued finish. 2-pc checkered plastic grips with Hi-Standard logo in a circle. Pistol is engraved overall with a vine motif that has a punch dot background. Bbl has bands at the muzzle and breech. Receiver shows almost full coverage with the exception of the backstrap which is plain. Slide also shows full coverage engraving. Engraving is nicely accomplished. Left side of bbl lug shows Hi-Standard address, patent mark, and caliber designation. Left side of slide reads “Hi-Standard”/ “Model B”. SN is stamped on the front strap. Mag is not marked. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine as refinished after engraving. Pistol retains nearly all of the blue finish. Markings are clear and sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Grips are fine, intact, with sharp checkering and clear logos. Mag also retains nearly all of the re-blue finish. Very attractive Hi-Standard pistol. 51517-114 TEP (4,500-6,000) C&R – Lot 3110

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3144

*COLLECTOR’S LOT OF TWO HIGH STANDARD PISTOLS.

1) HI STANDARD G380. SN 4677. Cal 380 ACP. 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, checkered 2-pc Bakelite stocks. Left side of bbl is marked “Cal. 380 Auto. CTG”. Frame lug shows Hi-Standard address & patent mark on left side. Slide is marked “Hi Standard” over “Model G 380”. SN is stamped on forestrap. Pistol is equipped with plain Patridge style sights. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 99% blue finish with only a few scratches. Markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Breech of bbl is finished matte on top. Slide also retains 99% of the blue finish that is matte finished on top with a few small scratches. Frame retains 99% of the bright blue finish on both sides. Trigger guard & straps have a matte blue finish that only shows a few minuscule handling marks. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and no losses. Magazine retains 95% bright blue with a few small scratches. An opportunity to obtain a rare Hi-Standard Model G 380 pistol that is seldom seen in this condition. C&R 2) HI STANDARD C. SN 2619. Cal 22 Short. 6-3/4″ rnd bbl, full blue finish, 2-pc checkered plastic grips. Left side of bbl lug shows Hi-Standard address & patent mark over caliber designation. Left side of slide shows “Model C” over “22 SHORT”. SN is stamped on forestrap. Magazine is not marked. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbl retains 99% bright blue finish with slight muzzle wear and one small scratch on left side. Receiver also retains 99% of the bright blue finish with only some slight scratches on the bbl lug. Slide retains 99% bright blue with only a few small scratches. Bore is bright with strong rifling. All markings are sharp & clear. Grips are fine, intact with sharp checkering. Magazine retains nearly all of the blue finish with a distinct temper mark. A very fine Hi-Standard Model C that would be almost impossible to improve upon. C&R 51517-106, 51517-109 (5,500-6,500) – Lot 3144

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3217

*OUTSTANDING NRA SALES MODEL 1903 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE.

SN 617230. Cal. 30/06. 24″ bbl, Blue finish metal components with 2 piece finger groove walnut stocks with single cross-bolt and type 2 hand-guard.Stock has superb J.S.A. cartouche by J.S.Adams chief inspector Springfield Armory 1890-1920. Barrel dated 11-15 with SA and Ordnance bomb.Prpoer straight bolt and correct dished sight knobs on the model 1905 rear sight. Milled checkered butt plate.Strong “NRA” with Ordnance bomb marking at top of trigger guard assembly. These rifles where sold to members of the NRA for only 3 years and are very uncommon in excellent condition. Mounted on the rifle is a pattern 1907 leather sling dated 1918. This “NRA” 1903 would be very hard to improve upon. CONDITION: Superb overall condition with most blue finish remaining with receiver mottled and thinning. Stocks are excellent with most all arsenal finish remaining with only several small areas of distress from storage. Bore is excellent with slightly worn grooves at throat . This is exceptionally fine overall. 51764-9 TDW (5,500-7,500) C&R – Lot 3217

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3234

ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY MARTIAL REVOLVER.

SN 116547. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue finish with brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips. Revolver is expertly engraved, during period of use, in scrollwork and embellishments on frame, bbl, loading lever, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Bbl shows correct 3-line address, patent mark, and model designation. Bottom flat of bbl shows SN. SN also appears on left side of grip straps under grip. There is a “J” inspector mark on trigger guard behind screw. Other inspector marks have been engraved over. Cyl shows an “A” inspector mark on rear periphery between bolt stops and a “K” on rear face between 2 nipples. Grips are not numbered, but show a faint trace of inspector cartouche on left side. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is an even plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl address is sharp. Engraving is sharp. SN is sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Frame is a plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue. Trigger guard is a mustard-yellow patina. Grip straps are also a gray-brown patina. Cyl shows 50% orig blue finish with a sharp inspector mark. Engraving is also sharp. Grips are very good, have been cleaned, and are slightly under-sized. There is a filled in repair on butt of left grip. Cartouche is faint but readable. 51590-17 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 3234

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3245

*REMINGTON NEW YORK STATE CONTRACT ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE PRESENTED TO PROMINENT NEW YORKER, WILLIAM GARRISON, 1885.

NSN. Cal. 50-70. Standard New York 1872 contract Rolling Block rifle, one of about 15,000 made for New York militia. Standard configuration for 36″ rnd bbl and long range rear sight and very distinctive long tailed hammer spur. This gun was has presentation in beautiful silver figural plaque “PRESENTED TO / W D GARRISON / AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT AND / ESTEEM BY HIS COMRADES / CO. C 7TH REGT N.G.S.N.Y. / AUGUST 6TH 1880-OCT 15TH 1885”. William D. Garrison (1839-1892) was from the prominent Garrison family of New York City and Mr. Garrison was a very well respected citizen who was manager of the Grand Union Hotel from 1873 til his death. “Mr. Garrison, besides being a successful hotel man, is an inventor and takes a deep interest in all matters and things scientific. His method for testing wines and liquors, milk, oils and other things largely used by hotels are original and have met with approval of the most eminent scientists of the day. Mr. Garrison is well informed on all political, local and social questions of the period and employs his leisure hours in reading and study.” CONDITION: Fine overall as nickel plated at time of presentation, gun was originally blued and case colored. At time of presentation gun was becoming obsolete and made a wonderful curio for a retiring member of the 7th NG. Stock was refinished at time of presentation such that inspectors cartouche can only be seen in outline, well fit retaining much of its varnish from time of presentation. Nickel is 90% intact with an overall mottled silver/grey patina with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Presentation plaque is fine with patina and areas of old silver polishing compound in crevices in wood around plaque. Mechanically sound with bright, shiny bore. 51581-2 (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 3245

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3246

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1868 SADDLE RING CARBINE CONVERSION U.S. ISSUE.

SN 89281. Cal. 50-70; 22″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. D.F.C. inspected. All markings standard for this model. Saddle ring has been removed. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a gray brown patina overall. Model mark and bbl address have been obliterated during conversion. Carbines sights are good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a silver gray patina with slight traces of case color around hammer. Receiver marks are legible. Lock mark is legible. SN is sharp. Saddle ring bar has been removed with the hold plugged and plate filed flat. Stocks are very good. D.F.C. cartouche is stamped on left side of buttstock. Cartouche is sharp and clear. This is a nice example of a Sharps conversion carbine many of which were issued to Texas Rangers after the Civil War. 51726-2 TEP (2,750-3,000) – Lot 3246

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3249

RARE VIRGINIA MADE CONFEDERATE ETCHED “SUNNY SOUTH” BOWIE KNIFE.

Knife measures 16-3/4″ overall with a 12″ clip point blade. There are several knives known by this maker or at least genre. One knife etched with the Virginia state seal is signed “JOHN B ROOKE” who is thought to be the maker from Portsmouth, Virginia. This knife has a name which appears to read “E W DOOLITTLE” above a large 6″ spread-wing eagle with ribbon reading “VIRGINIA”. The reverse has eagle with ribbon above reading “SUNNY SOUTH”. Harold Peteron in his book American Knives, 1958 shows another example with a similar brass crossguard on pg 33, though unetched. PROVENANCE: Collection in Utica, NY; Joseph Zyla 1953; Ex- Tom Wibberly; Ex- Johnny Bassett Collection. CONDITION: Knife is good to very good overall with an apparent (contemporary?) braised copper repair to quillon of crossguard at cutting edge. The wood grip has been covered with old tarred canvas tape for a very long time and needs to be removed to see what the orig configuration was. The blade is grey overall, with staining and old grinding and sharpening at cutting edge which unfortunately obscures some of the etch, however the ribbons with “Virginia” and “Sunny South” are easily discerned as can be seen in photos. 51492-1 JS (4,500-6,500) – Lot 3249

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3250

FINE ANTEBELLUM OR CONFEDERATE BRASS MOUNTED BOWIE KNIFE.

This very well made Bowie measures over 15-1/2″ with a 10-1/2″ clip point blade by excellent craftsmen who truly mastered brass and woodwork. The blade, well honed, from possibly an old tool tapers from 1-5/16″ to 7/8″; where unbeveled a 2-1/2″ clip occurs. Knife has great form and feel in the hand with shaped wood grip. Stylized bat-wing cross guard shows an artistic flair, as well as the skeletal brass mounts of leather scabbarded body and long 4″ belt hook. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Blade is grey/white; clean with pinprick pitting and tool marks. Brass cross guard, ferrule, capstan washer and scabbard mounts have dark mustard/chocolate colored patinas, one soldered seam at drag is partially open. Leather is sound and solid retaining about half of its orig finish. Grip has hand worn patina, is solid with minor bruising. 51598-1 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3250

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3254

RARE CIVIL WAR SHEFFIELD BOWIE WITH LOUISIANA STATE SEAL DECORATED POMMELS.

11″ overall fixed blade Bowie. 6″ sgl edge, clip point blade, marked on ricasso “JOHN LINGARD’S/CELEBRATED BOWIE KNIFE/PEACROFT/SHEFFIELD”. Elliptical reinforced type crossguard. 2-pc dark (horn) grips fastened by 4 pins; 3 pearl inlays on obverse. Red leather sheath gilt embossed, German silver mounts. This exact knife is shown on pg 194 of Norm Flayderman’s text The Bowie Knife Unsheathing and American Legend. PROVENANCE: Ex-Norm Flayderman Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Accompanying scabbard is broken at tip. Blade markings are discernible, grey overall with old sharpening. Grips are sound, pommels are beat around edges. Pins as noted by Flayderman through pommels appear orig to time of use with old crosshatching. 50829-1 (3,500-4,500) – Lot 3254

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3260

RARE MODEL 1769 AUSTRIAN HEAVY CAVALRY SABER.

NSN. This is a rare example of a fighting sword from the period of the Napoleonic Wars. Blade is 30″ long and almost 2″ wide, totally unmarked with leather covered wood scabbard with matching brass mounts. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection of a Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is grey overall, still showing finishing marks with scattered staining and pitting. Cord wrapped leather covered grip is intact with some chipping and scuffing at high areas. Cast brass hilt has been cleaned as have scabbard throat and drag with matching light mustard colored patina. Scabbard is sound but missing much of its leather veneer. Throat and drag have glued repairs. 51627-12 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3260

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3263

PRUSSIAN “QUEENS GUARD PALLASCH” SABER, CIRCA 1810.

Pallasch is a large basket-hilted cavalry saber. This example has 37-1/2″ straight blade with two large fullers, almost 1-1/2″ wide at ricasso. No discernible markings on blade. The large brass hilt is decorated with Austrian eagle below a “queens crown”. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Very good overall as re-wrapped grip and new protective leather washer. Blade is mostly smooth and grey but pitted heavily at ricasso for several inches. Brass cleaned and polished in the European style. 51627-1 JS (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3263

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3269

*COLT .38 SPECIAL KIT PISTOL.

SN 00585-H. Cal. 38 Spcl Auto. Receiver SN “00585-H”, slide marked “.38 Special Kit” and Rampant Colt. Bbl marked “Colt .38 Special Kit”. Slide right hand marking “Colt Patented F A Mfg. Co. Hartford, Conn. USA”. Stocks with Rampant Colt emblem are reddish plastic showing considerable shrinkage and if removed would not be able to be installed again. Rear sight is Bo-mar pat. marked. Top of rear sight marked “UP”. Front sight is wide backtapered block. Bbl bushing unmarked. Trigger is milled and checkered. Mag is stamped metal marked “Colt .38 Special” on bottom. Accompanied by serial numbers matching kraft type box with 2 factory Colt .38 Spl magazines and a small bag of spare parts including trigger , mainspring housing and recoil spring guide. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Approximately 98+% orig blue, very little observable wear, only a few scratches. Action appears to have considerable grease inside. Has a light trigger, should be examined by a gunsmith before firing. 51517-13 KXK (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3269

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3281

*FINE LOT OF COLT .22 PISTOLS.

1) COLT SERVICE MDL ACE KIT. SN 840321. Cal. .22 LR. Slide right marked “Colt Service Model Ace .22 Long Rifle”, left side of slide marked with standard “Colt’s PT. F.A. MFG. CO. Hartford, Conn. U.S.A. Colt Patent numbers …” and Rampant Colt, left receiver marked “WV” in a square below slide stop, upper left trigger guard bow marked “8” over verified proof, “P” under mag catch, right receiver marked “United States Property” over “NO 840321”, after slide stop pin “M1911A1 U.S. Army”, upper trigger guard bow marked with final assembler mark “84”, ordinance mark on rear above pins. Stocks are large ring Colt wood with reinforcing ribs. Hammer is checkered wide spur, grip safety is long tang, mainspring housing is checkered with lanyard loop. Mag is fully blued with bottom marked “Colt 22 Ace L.R. Service Model”. Front sight is medium wide that has been filed down and an orange dot applied to the rear surface, rear sight is standard ACE adjustable. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Bbl is standard Ace Service Model type with floating chamber, chamber appears to be moving freely. Entire pistol except bbl is Parkerized with typical Colt color. Considerable wear on high edges of receiver, much less wear on ACE slide. Front grip strap missing most of the Parkerized finish. Mainspring housing missing most of the finish on the edges. Slide to frame fit is moderately loose, bbl to slide lock up is good. C&R 2) COLT 1903. SN 420504. Cal. .32 ACP. 3-3/4″ bbl, full blue finish, 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips with Colt monogram and Rampant Colt logo. Left side of slide shows 2-line Colt address and patent mark with Rampant Colt logo stamped at the rear. Right side of slide shows Colt cal designation under the ejector port. SN is stamped on left side of frame above trigger. SN also appears on the inside rear of the slide. “Cal. 32 Colt” is stamped on mag base. Box has correct Colt end label, SN is written in pencil on bottom of box, date 12-19-22 is also written in pencil, which closely corresponds to the manufacturing date of the pistol. Box contains Colt instruction sheet, small special instruction sheet and cleaning brush. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains 98% of the blue finish with very slight high point wear and very sharp markings. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Frame also retains 98% bright blue finish with only the slightest handling marks and sharp markings. Grips are also very fine with sharp checkering, clear logos and only very slight bruising on the right grip. Mag retains nearly all the blue with a distinct temper mark. Box is fine, with no broken corners and only slight exterior edge loss. Inside labels are fine, instruction sheet has slight oil stains. An opportunity to obtain a nearly new condition Colt model 1903 auto. C&R 51517-20, 51517-91 (4,500-5,500) – Lot 3281

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3282

*COLT SERVICE MODEL ACE PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER SM7653.

SN SM7653. Cal. .22LR. 5″ bbl. Part of a shipment of 775 pistols to officer in charge Naval Depot, Norfolk, VA, in 1945. Includes letter of provenance from Cherry’s, Greensboro, NC. Front sight elevated serrated ramp. Rear sight “Stevens” adjustable sight. Stamped Yaman trigger. Rear stocks are Colt wide ring. Stock screws standard Colt. Serrated mainspring housing. Checkered flat sided hammer. Long tang grip safety. Checkered thumb safety. Serrated slide stop. Left hand side shows “United States Property” over SN, but properly lacking M1911A1 marking. Right trigger guard bow upper shows #77 assembler mark. Left upper trigger guard bow shows “R” final inspector over verified proof. Takedown scratch over “GHD” acceptance mark. Right slide shows “Colt Service Model ACE .22 Long Rifle”. Left slide shows Colt’s standard patent marking, address, and rampant colt. Mag marked “Colt 22 ACE Long Rifle Service Model” on floorplate. CONDITION: Bbl and inside show considerable wear. Piston works freely. Bore bright and shiny. Slide is properly unnumbered. Mag is fully blued with pinned cast type flowplate. Erosion on front grip strap due to ring. Wear on all exposed edges. Rear sight screws have been recut and polished. Minor scuffs on most surfaces. Right hand stock shows crack through lower grip screw escutcheon. Left stock appears sound. Some flattening of diamonds both stocks. Overall slide shows 90% orig Parkerised finish. Receiver shows 85% orig Parkerised finish. Most of the mag’s flooplate finish is converted to a grey pot metal look. 51709-23 (7,500-9,500) C&R – Lot 3282

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3287

LOT OF ABOUT 25 ITEMS INCLUDING MILITARY AND CIVILIAN BELTS, HOLSTERS, SLINGS AND CARTRIDGE BELTS.

1) Perkins Campbell 1917 1911 holster; 2) 1917 dated 1911 holster; 3) 1942 Enger-Kress 1911 holster with rawhide thong; 4) undated 1911 holster marked “KB”; 5) 1942 Joseph Mosser 1911 holster; 6) Enger-Kress U.S. shoulder holster complete with strap; 7) Iver Johnson, Boston, flap holster for government model pistol; 8) Bucheimer detective special belt holster; 9) unmarked PPK-sized black police-style flap holster; 10) unmarked brown flap belt holster for 25 automatic; 11) Browning, made in Mexico, black belt holster for 25 automatic; 12) Edge Mark black leather ankle holster with Velcro strap; 13) JAY-PEE tan leather revolver spring shoulder holster complete with straps; 14) unmarked Mexican made tan leather lined black belt and holster for Woodsman pistol with cartridge belt slide with 38 cartridge loops containing 32 22LR cartridges; 15) tan leather lined shot shell belt with 25 cartridge loops; 16) brown leather roll-tooled brown leather belt with cut corner nickeled buckle; 17) commercial canvas shot shell belt; 18) commercial military-style sling; 19) ACE brand black ballistic cloth belt with plastic buckle; 20) 1918 Mills 45 auto mag pouch; 21) 1944 Avery carbine mag pouch; 22) four WWII and Vietnam era military web belts and one WWI/WWII tan military web belt with brass fittings; 23) 1943 dated canvas first aid pouch. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: All items are serviceable and are in very fine to fair condition. Some show wear and soil; others are crisp and clean. 51517-125 JRL (500-1,000) – Lot 3287

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3290

*FINE COLLECTOR’S LOT OF TWO 1911-A1 SERVICE PISTOLS.

1) COLT 1911A1. SN 1153637. Cal. 45 ACP. Wide spur hammer, coarse checkered mainspring housing, long tang grip safety, stamped Yawman Metal Products trigger, wide escutcheon Colt stocks, slightly frosted “F” and “Colt 45 Auto” marked bbl, feed ramp in-the-white. Slide and frame properly “P” marked. Proper unnumbered slide. Very good + General Shaver mag, not orig to pistol. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Feed ramp in-the-white with minor tarnishing. Stock screws and mag catch lock slot are near excellent. All markings are crisp and clear. Frame and slide wear only on high spots. Front and rear grip straps near excellent. Front and rear sights no dings or dents. Slide hold open notch is crisp and sharp, very little wear on slide rail. Stocks are near excellent. Overall near superb orig Colt 1911A1 with clean crisp markings and very little wear with only an improper mag. C&R 2) REMINGTON RAND 1911A1. SN 2066128. Cal. 45 ACP. Flat side hammer, long tang grip safety, serrated mainspring housing, stamped Yawman Metal Products trigger, Keyes Fibre stocks with small escutcheon rings, “P” marked slide and receiver, serrated ramp front sight and square notch rear sight, type-3 slide legend. Mag is Parkerized Barnes & Kobert Mfg Company. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: All markings are crisp and clear, considerable scuffing to right and left side of slide but only edge wear. Receiver has take-down scratch on left side. High Standard bbl very good but pitted bore. Slight damage to stock escutcheon rings. All pins are crisp with no dents. Overall a near excellent condition Remington Rand with the exception of a few slide scuffs. C&R 51517-8, 51517-11 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 3290

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3291

*COLLECTOR’S LOT OF TWO .45 ACP SERVICE PISTOLS.

1) UNION SWITCH AND SIGNAL 1911A1. SN 1081938. Cal. 45 ACP. Flat sided checkered hammer, correct grip safety and mainspring housing with moderately fine checkering. Properly blued stamped trigger. Proper bbl bushing with concentric circles on the front. Proper checkered slide stop. Proper tapered serrated front sight. Rear sight is proper but dinged up. Slide and receiver have proper “P” proof marks in the proper location (Type-3). Mag by Little Manufacturing Company is near new. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Slide and receiver have proper DuLite finish. RCD acceptance mark is crisp. X-type Blanchard grinding marks on receiver are crisp and clear. Has Colt wide ring plastic stocks, Keyes Fibre would be correct. Bbl is Springfield Armory, proper would be HS. Finish is thinning all over with numerous spots on the right hand slide. Bore is dirty but shiny. Overall very attractive with only a couple of incorrect easy to find parts. Very pleasing appearance. C&R 2) BALLESTER MOLINA 1911A1. SN 33354. Cal. .45 ACP. Bbl is Argentine made and marked “354”, frame SN 33354 on mainspring housing, slide is marked underneath “354”, left side of slide is marked “Pistola Automatica Cal. 45. Fabricada POR “HafDasa” Patentes Internationales “Ballester-Molina” Industria Argentina”, right side of slide is marked “Policia Provincia San Juan”. Stocks grooved medium walnut. Mag is post-war welded bottom. Slide is grooved in the rear with interrupted grooves. Mainspring housing is integral to the frame. The only parts that interchange with A1911 are the: magazine, bbl, bushing and recoil spring. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: 98+% finish with small scratch to right side slide, slight thinning of finish on sights and bbl. Stock screws very good. In-the-white trigger is pinned to form a pivot. Pistol has no grip safety but has a built in out of battery lock. C&R 51517-9, 51517-22 (5,000-6,000) – Lot 3291

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3304

*EXCEPTIONAL GUIDE LAMP DIVISION LIBERATOR PISTOL AS USED BY O.S.S.

NSN. Cal. 45 ACP.Manufactured clandestinely, one million Model FP-45 pistols were manufactured by the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors. These guns were given the nickname Liberator as they were to be dropped behind enemy lines for resistance use. Made of sheet metal construction with a 4″ smooth bore and a trap bottom for holding additional cartridges. Initially made for the European theater, a large portion of the production ended up with General William Donovan of the O.S.S. These rare guns are now classified as curio and relic. PROVENANCE: Gerard Ruth Collection, ex Alex Chauffe SR. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, with virtually no traces of corrosion or distress and is in a wonderful state of preservation, however, it is missing the small sheet metal cover plate for the bottom. 51594-11 TDW (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 3304

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3306

*SCARCE WALTHER AC41 P38 PISTOL WITH HOLSTER.

SN 1038i. Cal. 9mm. 5″ bbl. Marked on left side of slide “P38”, “ac/41”, SN. Eagle “359” inspected. Copper finish on bbl and frame, blued slide. Matching SNs on slide, frame, bbl. Proper numbered magazine is not matching to the gun, neither is the spare mag. Accompanied by brown leather clam shell holster marked on back “ewx/1942”, eagle WaA195, “P38”. CONDITION: Very good showing finish wear at muzzle, frontstrap and high points. All markings clear. Very minor surface rust in a few areas. Excellent working order. Bore is worn with pitting and roughness throughout. Holster is solid with scuff marks and scratches. Strong stitching. 51709-8 GER (2,500-3,500) C&R – Lot 3306

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3371

PRUSSIAN OFFICER VISOR CAP FOR MEDICAL VOLUNTEER.

Standard Imperial visor cap for officer. Top portion is all white with a cloth Red Cross in center panel. Middle panel is field gray cloth with a Prussian officer cockade in center. Red piping on both sides of center band. Black leather chin strap missing one retainer on left side of cap. Black colored fiber bill. Interior of cap has white sweat leather and all white linen interior. Very rare original Imperial visor hat. PROVENANCE: The Doug Buhler Collection of Rare and Spectacular German Imperial Headgear and Pickelhauben. CONDITION: Excellent inside and out. No discoloration or mothing noted. Only detractive area is missing button to retain chin strap. 51586-63 RT (900-1,200) – Lot 3371

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3382

BRONZE FIGURE OF WWII ERA JAPANESE NAVAL OFFICER.

SN N/A. Fine bronze figure of Japanese Naval officer holding binoculars in right and sword with handguard in scabbard in left hand. From the estate collection of a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Bronze figures such as these were often given as retirement gifts to Japanese officers. This one may have been given to a schoolmaster at one of the U.S. Japanese training academies. Maker’s marked at rear of base which is hollow. SIZE: 19-1/2″ h. Base 5-1/2″ x 5-5/8″. CONDITION: Overall appearance is very good to extremely fine with some slight brassing at high edges around binoculars and top of cap. Sword has become detached at base and lower sword hanger strap detached at ring which could be soldered. Overall a very fine and attractive and interesting souvenir of WWII. 51132-2 JWK118 (1,000-2,500) – Lot 3382

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3390

*EXCELLENT LOT OF THREE HIGH STANDARD AUTOMATIC PISTOLS.

1) HI STANDARD MODEL B – US MARKED. SN 108522. Cal 22 LR. 4-1/2″ bbl, full blue finish with checkered 2-pc plastic grips. Left bbl lug shows “Made in USA” over “The Hi-Standard MFG Co.” over “New Haven. CONN.” over “Patent Pending” with caliber designation at the bottom. Left side of slide is marked “Hi-Standard” over “Model “B”. SN is marked on front strap. Magazine is not marked. Top of bbl is marked “Property of U.S.” in small letters. Right side of bbl lug is marked “Property of” over “U.S.” An ordnance wheel proof is stamped below. Both grips show a Hi-Standard monogram in a circle on both sides. Pistol is housed in an original Hi-Standard Model B box. Box has a red label on top. Box contains an instruction tag for this pistol. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl shows 99% of the bright blue finish with very slight muzzle wear on either side and a couple of minuscule scratches. Bore is bright with strong rifling. All markings are sharp. Ordnance wheel proof is lightly struck. Slide also retains 99% blue finish with only slight high point wear. Frame retains 99% blue finish with a sharp mark. Grips are excellent with sharp checkering and clear logos. Magazine retains nearly all of the orig blue with only a few slight scratch marks. Box is very fine with no broken corners and slight oil stains on the inside. Top label has slight loss due to abrasion. SN is written on top of box and has been written over another number. An extremely fine Hi-Standard Model B pistol with U.S. Property marks that would be almost impossible to improve upon. C&R 2) HI STANDARD 102 SUPERMATIC. SN 994407. Cal 22 LR. 6-3/4″ heavy rnd bbl, target sights, dull gray/blue matte finish, checkered 2-pc Bakelite grips with Hi-Standard medallions. Left side of bbl lug shows caliber mark followed by an eagle over a ribbon. Left side of slide is marked “Hi-Standard”. Right side of bbl lug shows 2-line Hi-Standard Hamden address. Right side of slide shows Model mark to the front with SN to the rear. Right side of frame above trigger guard also shows SN. Left side of frame is marked “Supermatic” over “Tournament” over “U.S.”. Rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. Magazine is finished bright and appears to have been painted white. Bottom is marked “Hi-Standard”. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a dull matte gray finish overall with numerous handling marks and scratches. Both sides of muzzle show wear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Slide also is a dull matte gray finish with numerous handling marks and scratches. Markings are sharp and clear. Frame also has a dark matte gray finish with handling marks and scratches overall. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and very good medallions. Magazine has a white chalky appearance as noted. A very interesting U.S. marked Hi-Standard Supermatic pistol. C&R 3) HI STANDARD E. SN 42973. Cal 22 LR. 4-1/2″ heavy bbl, adjustable rear sight, full blue finish, 2-pc checkered walnut grips with thumb rest. Bbl is unmarked. Receiver lug shows Hi-Standard address, patent mark and caliber destination on left side. Slide reads “Hi-Standard” over “Model E”. SN is stamped on the forestrap. Magazine is not marked. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 90% bright blue finish with some muzzle wear on the left side and slight high point wear. Slide retains 90% blue finish with high point wear. Rear sight is very good. Frame retains 70% blue with most of the wear on the fore and back straps. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and only a few slight handling marks. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Magazine retains nearly all of the blue with a distinct temper mark at the top. A very nice Hi-Standard Model E pistol in far above average condition. C&R 51517-103, 51517-107, 51517-110 (4,750-5,750) – Lot 3390

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3395

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE DECKER DOUBLE ACTION POCKET REVOLVER MADE IN GERMANY.

NSN. Cal. 25 ACP. 2″ oct bbl. Unique dbl action design with 6 shot cyl with cyl stops and guides closely resembling that of the Mauser Zig Zag revolver. Direct slide type trigger design without trigger guard and two piece hard rubber grips with the Decker banner logo with the German patent inscription encompassing the grip screw and escutcheons. Deep rust blue finish overall. Designed with the unusual sheet metal shroud protecting the right side of cyl and a large safety lever on left side. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very fine with most blue finish remaining with typical finish loss on front strap of grip as well as backstrap. Grips are good with minor chipping with slight material loss at top of rear of both left and right grips. Bore is excellent, however action functions but trigger is sluggish to return to battery, hence gun is not functioning at this time. 51569-660 TDW (400-500) C&R – Lot 3395

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3398

*LOT OF THREE P. BERETTA PISTOLS.

1) BERETTA 74. SN A18964U. Cal 22 LR. 5-7/8″ bbl with adjustable rear sight mounted on breech. Full blue finish at anodized alloy frame 2-pc checkered plastic grips with thumb rest and Beretta logos. Bbl shows an Italian proof on the right side and is otherwise unmarked. Left side of slide reads “Pietro Beretta Gardone V.T. Cal. 22 LR”. Right side of slide is marked “PB-Mod. 74 Made in Italy”. SN is stamped on forward left side of frame. Right side of frame is marked “The Garcia Corp., Wash., D.C.”. Right side of frame near takedown lever “Smontaggio” “PB” is stamped to the rear. Forward trigger guard bow on right side shows Italian proof marks. Magazine is marked on left side “Cal 22 LR Made in Italy”. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 99% blue with slight drag marks on the left side. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Sights are very good. Slide also retains 99% blue that is turning somewhat plum toward the rear. All markings are sharp. Frame retains nearly all of the black anodized finish with sharp markings. A very nice and accurate Beretta Semi-automatic pistol. 2) BERETTA 1951 PARABELLUM. SN 01990. Cal. 7.65 Luger (30 Cal. Luger). Right slide and receiver marked “01990” and “Smdntaggio”. Left slide marked “P.Beretta-Cal. 7.65 Mod. 1951-Para” over “Gardone V.T. – Italia”. Left receiver horns have multiple proof marks. Magazine unmarked. Push button safety just below hammer pivot. Square front sight integral to slide. Rear sight square notch non-adjustable. Safety, slide stop, mag release and hammer are serrated. Trigger long, smooth. Butt has lanyard loop. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Stocks show minor scratches, but good+ condition. Stock screws very good. Bore has minor frosting in grooves. Slide has minor scratches, both sides. Front grip strap very good. C&R 3) BERETTA 1915. SN 8785. Cal. 9mm. 3-3/4″ bbl, full blued finish, 2-pc checkered wood grips. Left side of slide reads “PIETRO BERETTA-BRESCIA-CASA FONDATA-NEL 1680” on top line. Bottom line reads “CAL. 9M.-P.BREVETTO 1915”. SN is stamped on left rear of frame. Last 3 digits of SN are stamped on left rear of slide and on left side of trigger. Magazine is not marked. Accompanied by a military style flap holster with extra magazine in a pouch. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Slide retains 90% blue with high point wear and muzzle wear. Blue has drifted to a plum patina. Markings are strong. Bbl shows most of the blue finish with slight muzzle wear and some abrasion at the rear. Receiver retains 80% blue finish with most of the wear on the grip straps. Magazines both retain considerable blue finished with light scratch marks. Grips are very good, intact with sharp checkering. Holster shows an even dark brown patina with no crazing, stitching is intact, closure tab is intact. A nice example of a Beretta pistol. C&R 51517-28, 51517-29, 51517-32 (1,800-3,000) – Lot 3398

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3401

*LOT OF 3 EUROPEAN PRE-WAR PISTOLS, MELIOR & 2 FRANZ STOCK.

1) MELIOR Y PISTOL SPORT. SN L0053. Cal. 22L. 3-1/2″ bbl. Made in Belgium. Matching SNs on slide, frame and magazine. Hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Fine with normal finish wear. All markings clear. Grips are fine with light handling marks. Bore is dirty with strong rifling. Good working order. C&R 2) FRANZ STOCK TARGET. SN S33. Cal. 22. 7-3/8″ bbl. Crown B proof marks. Black hard rubber grips. Marked on left side of slide “FRANZ STOCK-BERLIN.D.R.P.”. Unmarked magazine. Extra long bbl. Extended front of slide. Matching number on slide and frame. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very good with some orig finish remaining. Some light areas of minor surface rust and light pitting. Fine bore with strong rifling. Some brass at rear of chamber. Good working order. C&R 3) FRANZ STOCK 1915. SN 24543. Cal. 7.65mm. 3-5/8″ bbl. Marked on left side of slide “FRANZ STOCK-BERLIN.”. Crown N proof marks. Matching numbers of slide and frame. Proper magazine. Black hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very good with finish wear. Light surface rust in a few areas. Markings are clear. Fine grips. Bore has strong rifling with a few pits. Good working order. C&R 51569-249, 51569-658, 51569-661 GER (1,250-1,750) – Lot 3401

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3402

*LOT OF 3 SEMI-AUTOMATIC POCKET PISTOLS.

1) P BERETTA 418. SN 34380A. Cal. 25ACP. Beretta Model 418 semi-automatic pocket pistol. 2-1/4″ bbl, full blue finish, 2-pc plastic grips with Beretta logo embossed. Left side of slide reads “P.BERETTA-CAL. 6.35-BREVET” over “GARDONE VT.-ITALIA”. SN is stamped on right side of frame over trigger and on right side of slide. Italian proofs are stamped on left rear of receiver and left rear of slide. “1949” is also stamped designating the year of manufacture. CONDITION: Fine. Slide retains 95%+ blue with a few scratches, high point marks and sharp markings. Frame shows 95%+ blue with sharp markings. Grips are very good, intact with clear logos. Magazine also retains nearly all of the blue. A fine example of a Beretta pocket pistol in above average condition. C&R 2) FABRIQUE P.DELU & CO POCKET. SN 44183. Cal. 25ACP. 2) 2″ bbl, full blue finish, left side of slide is marked “FABRIQUE D’ARNES P.DELU & CO LIEGE-BELGIQUE” followed by a logo over “38”. SN marked on right rear side of frame. Last 2 digits of SN appear on inside of slide at rear. Left side of frame shows Cal. mark above trigger guard bow. Belgium proof marks are stamped on left side of frame above trigger and on the rear side of the slide. 2-pc checkered grips have a “F.Do” monogram. Magazine is not marked. CONDITION: Fine. Pistol shows 95% blue finish overall with slight high point wear toward the muzzle. Markings are sharp, grips are very good; intact with sharp checkering. Magazine shows most of the blue finish. C&R 3) GALESI MODEL 9. SN 105437. Cal. 22LR. 2-3/4″ bbl, full blue finish with 2-pc stippled plastic grips which have medallions at top. Left side of slide “ARMI GALESI BRESCIA BREVETTO CAL.22LR”. Right side of slide is marked “MADE IN ITALY”. SN is stamped on forestrap. Last 3 digits of SN appear on the inside rear of slide. Italian proofs are stamped on the breech of the bbl, right side of slide, and right side of frame behind trigger. “1957” is stamped under the proofs which denotes year of manufacture. Magazine is not marked. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Slide retains nearly all of the bright blue finish with high point wear and some muzzle wear. Frame also retains nearly all of the blue finish. Markings are sharp and clear. Grips are very good, intact with nice medallions. Magazine shows most of the blue with scratch marks overall. C&R 51686-15, 51686-16, 51686-17 TEP (1,250-1,750) – Lot 3402

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3411
Revised: 4/10/2017

Please Note: This is a Hammerli Model 212 NOT a Model 205 as stated in the catalog. The M212 is the sporter variation of the M205/8 platform.

*FINE SWISS HAMMERLI MODEL 205 TARGET PISTOL.

SN 90556. Cal. 22. 5″ bbl. Blue finish with oversized checkered walnut target stocks. 10 round capacity, single action. Swiss copy of the iconic Smith & Wesson Model 41. A best quality target pistol. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very fine with slight pattern of wear with over 80% blue finish remaining. Excellent bore and mechanics. 51569-60 TDW (1,250-1,500) – Lot 3411

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3423

*COLLECTOR’S LOT OF FOUR AMERICAN MFG .22 AUTO.

1) REISING 1915. SN 1213. Cal. .22LR. 6-3/4″ bbl. This high quality Reising Arms. Company pistol comes with an orig Heiser holster and one 12 rnd mag. Blade and notch sights are adjustable with small screws holding them in current position. Typical markings with diamond checkered wooden grips. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: High lustrous refinish with some wear to the high edges, and plumming to the external hammer. Grips show some worn diamond checks. Bore is shiny and bright. Action is tight. Holster is in fine serviceable condition, starting to flake at the top flap, with maker’s mark at fastener and on belt loop. A fine and scarce pistol. C&R 2) WHITNEY WOLVERINE. SN 100369. Cal. 22LR. This classic 1950’s developed Whitney Wolverine pistol was far before its time, using a multitude of modern materials such as lightweight aluminum, pressed steel and Bakelite. With numbers matching box, and cleaning rod and factory paperwork. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine showing little or no use, but slight handling. Box is very fine with some slight oil staining, but excellent label with slight wear on corners. Gun itself is not functioning due to being stored with dried grease. Gun is sold “as is”. C&R 3) REISING POCKET MODEL. SN 2156. Cal. 22LR. 6-3/4″ bbl, 10-rnd magazine capacity with 2-pc brown plastic Reising grips and high polish commercial blue finish overall. Drift adjustable rear sight, single action hammer fired mechanism with commercial pebble grain green box with Reising information inside, including a Reising instruction pamphlet. A Reising marked 22 brass cleaning rod is also housed in box. A date of November 8, 1924 is inked on bottom and on interior of said box. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Unbelievably fine. Very slight blue finish loss evident only from box wear and very minor edge wear at base of grip which is believed from being in box with cleaning rod. Gun is as new with virtually no evidence of every being used. Box is exceptionally fine with slight oil staining on top with no visible external labels but strong corners and suffering no serious distress. C&R 4) COLT PRE-WOODSMAN. SN 49008. Cal 22 LR. 6-5/8″ rnd bbl, adjustable target style sights, full blue finish, 2-pc checkered walnut grips. Top of bbl has 2-line Colt address & patent mark rolled on the top. Left side of slide shows Colt model and caliber designation followed by Rampant Colt logo. SN is stamped on the forestrap. Main spring housing has a checkered thumb print. Magazine is marked “Cal. 22” over “Colt” on base. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent as professionally refinished. Bbl retains nearly all of the bright blue finish with sharp markings. Adjustable front sight is very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Slide also retains 95% blue finish with a few slight scratch marks. Receiver retains 98% blue finish with sharp markings. Magazine shows nearly all of the blue with some slight scratch marks. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and no chips. It appears that this pistol was fitted for a high speed spring housing. Note: All markings have been filled with white machinist ink to make them more legible. Refinish was probably accomplished when the pistol was refitted with a high speed spring housing. C&R 51517-46, 51517-47, 51517-75, 51517-97 (4,000-5,000) – Lot 3423

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3426

*LOT OF TWO MILITARY HANDGUNS.

1) JAP TYPE 94. SN 67881. Cal. 8mm Nambu. 3-3/4″ bbl. Typical late war specimen of the type 94 pistol with smooth grips. Manufactured by Nambu’s gun company under Nagoya arsenal supervision in 1945 February. Mag is #015. The fit of this pistol is quite nice for this model. Lanyard loop not present to rear of safety. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Overall appearance and condition extremely fine to excellent, with little to no apparent use. Screw slots on left side show evidence of turning and some slight greying to the finish where it is thinning. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight corrosion near the muzzle. C&R 2) SMITH & WESSON 1917. SN 69035. Cal. .45 ACP. 5-1/2″ bbl, full blue finish with plain 2-pc walnut grips. Top of bbl shows 2-line S&W address and patent mark. Left side of bbl reads “S.&W.D.A. 45”. Bottom of the bbl toward the muzzle is stamped “United States Property”. A Springfield Armory Eagle proof is stamped at the bottom breech of the bbl. Military inventory NO. 104785 appears on the bottom of the bbl flat, rear face of cyl, and on the butt of the grip. *NOTE* This is not a SN. SN 69035 is stamped on the crane mortise of the frame and on the crane opposite the mortise. Frame has Springfield Eagle proof stamped on left side at rear of trigger bow, there is an ordnance bomb proof stamped on the left top side near the hammer. Butt is marked U.S. over Army Model 1917 at the heel with Army military inventory number stamped at the toe as noted. Cyl has Springfield Armory Eagle proof stamped on the rear face along with the Army inventory number as noted. Right grip has Army inventory number written in pencil at the top. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% blue finish with only slight wear on the left and right side of the muzzle. Markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Frame also retains 95%+ of the blue finish with a few light scratches, especially on the right front of the frame. Grip straps show very slight wear. All markings are sharp and clear. Cyl retains 95% of the blue finish with a few small spots between two flutes and slight drag mark around the rear periphery. Grips are fine with only a few small handling marks and 1 small dent on the bottom of the left grip. (*NOTE* Most of the markings on this revolver have been filled with white machinist ink in order to make them clearly readable.) A very fine S&W Army Model 1917 Double Action Army revolver in a condition that is hard to improve upon. C&R 51517-83, 51517-116 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3426

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3438

*BROWNING HIGH POWER 9MM NAZI PROOFED WITH POST WAR POLICE HOLSTER & EXTRA MAGAZINE.

SN 70094A. Cal. 9mm. Browning High Power Nazi proofed with post war police holster. Slide receiver and bbl are matching numbered. Wartime finish. Nazi proof on slide receiver and bbl. Front sight is narrow, rounded flat type. Rear sight is flat with U-notch. Stocks are European wood with checkering inside a plain border. Rear grip strap is slotted for shoulder stock. Left side of slide marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE D’ARMES DE GUERRE” over “HERSTAL BELGIQUE” over “BROWNING’S PATENT DEPOSE”. Accompanied by a near new postwar police-type holster and spare mag. Inside flap of holster is marked with questionable Nazi type acceptance mark. CONDITION: Stock screws show minor buggering with numerous dings and dents on edges. Finish is thinning all over. Bore is dirty but lands appear to be crisp. Primary mag with button floorplate disassembly is in near pristine condition. Spare mag is a postwar later-type with tang for floorplate removal. Overall excellent condition wartime production high power. Overall appearance is very pleasing. Primary mag in superb condition, secondary mag shows wear and has cracked upper rear corner. Holster is in near new condition. We do not guarantee the holster acceptance mark is original as holster looks too new. 51709-1 KXK (1,250-1,500) C&R – Lot 3438

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3447

*LOT OF TWO WALTHER MODEL 4 WWI GERMAN PISTOLS.

1) WALTHER MODEL 4. SN 72793. Cal. 7.65mm. 3-1/2″ bbl. Marked on left side of slide “SELBSTLADE-PISTOLE CAL.765. WALTHER’S-PATENT.” / Walther Banner. Crown N proof on slide frame bbl. Crown F Imperial proof on left trigger guard web. Script “M” within circle on right trigger guard web. Matching numbers of frame, slide and magazine. Horn grips. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Good with some blue remaining. Black paint on bbl shroud and front sight. Light surface rust and minor pitting. Markings clear. Good working order. Bore has strong rifling with light roughness. C&R 2) WALTHER MODEL 4. SN 112065. Cal. 7.65mm. 3-3/8″ bbl. Marked on left side of slide “SELBSTLACE-P.STOLE CAL.7,65. WALTHER’S-PATENT” / Walther banner, Crown M Imperial proof. Crown N inspected. Right side of slide marked “Carl Walther WAFFENFABRIK Zella St.Blasii.”. Matching numbers on slide and frame. Hard rubber grips. Magazine is unmarked. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection Of Noted Expert And Author Warren Buxton. CONDITION: Very good with a majority of finish. Light surface rust and handling marks. Minor dings. Good working order. Bore has strong rifling. Grips are very good showing some handling marks. C&R 51569-32, 51569-33 GER (750-1,250) – Lot 3447

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3473

AW.W MODEL 1889 DOUBLE BARREL NAVY SIGNAL PISTOL.

SN 20. Cal. .27mm. 5″ brass mono-block double bbls with flared muzzle. Push latch bbl release with double checkered face plates on each side below the bbl. Butt is marked “AW.W.17.” over “20”. SN 20 is also stamped on bbl release and on breech end of bbl rib. Double checkered steel hammers. Single checkered steel trigger. Smooth walnut grips. Butt mark signifies manufacture by “Arsenalwerkestatte Wilhelmshaven”, manufactured 1917. Only 2500 pieces of this early signal pistol were manufactured. They were used as signal pistols on German U-boats. CONDITION: Excellent. Pistol shows a deep uncleaned mustard/brown patina overall. Markings are sharp. Grips are very good. Bores are slightly eroded. Right hammer does not stay in cock position. Left hammer functions. Hammers and trigger show corrosion overall. An opportunity to obtain an extremely rare flare pistol of the type issued to German submarines during WWI. 51759-1 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 3473

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3484

*SMITH & WESSON MILITARY AND POLICE REVOLVER “VICTORY” MODEL.

SN V297656. Cal. .38 SPL. 5″ bbl, full brush blue finish, 2-pc plain walnut grips. Top of the bbl shows 2-line S&W address and patent mark. Left side of bbl is stamped “Smith & Wesson”, right side of the bbl shows cal mark. SN is stamped on the butt of the grip, rear face of the cyl, and on the bottom of the bbl at the breech. Frame has “Cal. 38 Special” stamped on the left side under the cyl latch, this is a non-factory mark. Right side of frame has S&W trademark stamped the the rear on sideplate. “Made in U.S.A.” is stamped on the right front side of the frame. CONDITION: Revolver shows a dull gray/blue matte finish overall, all markings are sharp and un-polished. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Chambers are clean. Cyl shows a slight drag mark. Hammer and trigger are also a deep gray/brown patina. Grips are very good with handling marks and scratches overall and traces of varnish finish, grips are not orig to this revolver. Right grip is stamped “V288701”. “Owen Glen” is scratched on inside of left grip. These revolvers were produced during WWII to arm civilians in areas of shore defense and military installations in the U.S. 51389-7 TEP (750-1,000) C&R – Lot 3484

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3501

FINE VENETIAN CAVALRY OR MARINE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1750/1780.

NSN. Cal. .67 Bore. 10-1/2″ Tapered round bbl has indecipherable proofs at breech end. Early cambered lock has unbridled friction frizzen and flat faced serpentine cock. A circular stamp is on rebated tail. Walnut full length stock is brass mounted with faceted knob grip cap and semi-relief cast sideplate, trigger guard, and thimble. Brass escutcheon at top of grip is engraved with grotesque face flanked by wings. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Fair to good. Iron parts are cleaned to bright silver over considerable pinprick pitting. Brass nicely toned to mustard brown. Stock has evidence of many repairs, most notably at front of lock and forend tip. Ramrod is a short modern replacement. 51627-3 MGM101 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3501

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3513

FLINTLOCK JAEGER RIFLE BY JACOB FRIESE.

NSN. Cal. 57. Groove diameter, 7 grooves. This lightweight small Jaeger rifle has 23″ swamped, octagon bbl engraved “Iacob Friese” on top flat. Cambered brass lockplate is deeply chamfered and is fitted with non-bridled friction frizzen and flat faced serpentine cock. Relatively plain walnut full stock is brass mounted and is fitted with wooden trigger guard reinforced by brass band. Stock features right hand cheekpiece and has some relief carving from bbl tang with a sea monster transition of cheekpiece to relief carving of archer and acorns at rear. CONDITION: Good. Bbl cleaned to bright pewter. Engraving on bbl looks fresh. Brass is toning after cleaning. Wood with some oil rubbed in over what may be orig finish. Stock appears sound with an area of filling in front of trigger guard finial. Lock will not cock, but does hold and fire at half cock. Bore is good. 51153-2 MGM51 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 3513

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3528

RARE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS “DUTCH NAVY BOARDING” PISTOL.

NSN. Cal. 70. 14-1/2″ overall, 8″ oct-rnd bbl with wedding ring transition flaring at muzzle to 1-3/4″ x 1″ oval. Brass mounted and unmarked. This is a nice condition rarely offered military style blunderbuss pistol. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Metal cleaned in the European style, iron is overall grey with staining and pitting. Brass has light yellow patina. Stock is sound and solid as repaired with 2-1/2″ inset just forward and top of lock. There is a crack in stock between lock and trigger causing gap at bottom of lockplate to wood fit. Trigger guard tang is cracked at screw. Mechanically functional with smooth pitted bore. 51627-10 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3528

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3532

LARGE 18TH CENTURY HANNOVER MILITARY FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

NSN. Cal. 75. 21-1/2″ overall, 14″ rnd bbl with brass blade sight and brass mounted. The only discernible markings are engraved “C 50″ on rear of trigger guard. There is a iron sling swivel mounted on buttcap, similar to known German Hussar examples, circa 1750. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Good overall as cleaned and restored. Cleaned in the European style. Reconverted to flint from percussion. Iron is overall grey with cleaned heavy pitting, brass has light mustard patina. Stock is sound as restored with several repairs, including 6-1/2” inset of forestock from muzzle back. Mechanically functioning with weak mainspring, pitted and rusted bore. 51627-6 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3532

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3533

DUTCH 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK MILITARY PISTOL.

NSN. Cal. 69. 19-1/4″ overall, 12″ oct-rnd bbl with wedding ring transitions, brass blade front sight. Iron trigger guard and nosecap band, ramrod thimbles are brass. There is no lock escutcheon or buttcap, butt is simply carved, bulbous form. Bbl retained by two iron pins in forestock. PROVENANCE: Private Lifetime Collection Of A Noted Scholar And Authority. CONDITION: Good to very good as restored. Bbl has been cleaned and refinished, overall mottled plum/grey color with scattered areas of pitting. Other iron is cleaned with similar color. Stock has been restored and replenished retaining its new varnish. Mechanically gun functions with smooth pitted bore. 51627-9 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3533

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3541

BIG BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL MARKED “LIMERICK” ON BARREL AND “RICHARDSON” ON LOCK.

NSN. Cal. 67. 4-1/2″ Ovate bbl with captive bridled steel ramrod, is engraved “Limerick” on top flat where normally an address is encountered. Lock with flat plate and back sliding safety, and flat faced serpentine hammer, shows details filed out and “RICHARDSON” engraved in (There are numerous Richardson gunmakers listed in America). European walnut stock with checkered bag grip is iron mounted and has stylized pineapple finial to trigger guard. CONDITION: Good, with traces of orig finish on bbl which is mostly a dark brown to gray patina matching lockplate. Stock retains most of what appears to be its orig finish with numerous light marks and an old repair running from back of lockplate into grip. Sliding safety has been replaced, otherwise mechanically good. 31377-31 MGM28 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3541

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3543

PERCUSSION PISTOL BY S NOCK.

NSN. Cal. 51. 7″ Octagon bbl is unmarked. Patent breech has gold band and scroll engraving. Lock with back sliding safety and flat faced hammer has sprigs of scroll engraving with “S. Nock” in front of hammer. Dense, walnut full stock has flat sided butt flanked by closely spaced checkering with mullered borders. CONDITION: Good, as refinished. Bbl is a dark gray brown. Lockplate temper blued. Hammer a possible replacement, as engraving does not match well. Stock is refinished, sharp edges slightly rounded, with repair to fore piece. Some filler around lockplate. 31377-29 MGM27 (1,500-2,500) – Lot 3543

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3546

PERCUSSION TARGET OR DUELING PISTOL BY R. CONSTABLE OF PHILADELPHIA.

NSN. Cal. 48 Smooth bore. 10″ Octagon bbl is engraved “PHILADELPHIA” on top flat. Patent breech is scroll engraved. V-notch rear sight is integral with breech iron. Flat lock with flat faced serpentine hammer is nicely scroll engraved along with “R. CONSTABLE”. Trigger is set. What appears to be American walnut, half stock with shell carving at forend, has checkered flared grip. Steel trigger guard with spur is also scroll engraved and has stylized pineapple finial. There is no provision for ramrod. CONDITION: Good. All metal parts heavily cleaned to bright over scattered pinprick pitting. Sharp edges are somewhat rounded. Stock has a quantity of oil rubbed in over numerous marks and into checkering. Flat part of butt has scratched in name “KniP”. Mechanically good. 51127-13 MGM29 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 3546

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3555

VERY FINE MODEL 1868 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD RIFLE.

SN 21087. Cal. 50. Standard configuration with 32-1/2″ bbl made from Civil War surplus 1863 dated Springfield musket. Breech block dated “1869” with eagle head and “US” surcharge. Lock has standard Springfield markings of eagle, “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD” and “1863” rear of hammer. Matching SNs are found on bbl and breech. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bbl is bright/grey. Breech and lock are grey/silver with traces of case colors. Stock is sound with old refinish such that the Civil War cartouches are weak. Gun appears orig and complete. Mechanically fine with crisp shiny bore. 51389-19 JS (2,500-3,500) – Lot 3555

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3564

MODEL 1777 FRENCH SHORT MUSKET FOR “COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA”.

NSN. Cal. 78. 54″ overall, brass pan and unbridled frizzen. 39″ rnd bbl. Gun is totally unmarked with exception of a small “CP” (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?) brand opposite lock and several small European proofs including “star over D” in small cartouche stamped on bottom of trigger guard along with “Crown over P” and “Crown over C” on buttplate. There are several spurious small “US” surcharges on several parts and spurious small “U States” on reverse of buttstock. Otherwise, gun appears as found though missing top jaw and its screw. PROVENANCE: Riley Alden Museum. CONDITION: Good over all. Gun appears orig and complete with missing aforementioned top jaw and top jaw screw. Ramrod is a replacement. Iron is overall grey/brown with pitting, functional with smooth pitted bore. 51357-2 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3564

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3575

PAIR OF ALBANY, NY, SAW-HANDLE PERCUSSION TARGET OR DUELING PISTOLS.

SN NSN/NSN. Cal. 36. (Smooth bore) 10-1/4″ Octagon bbls with under rib are stamped “W. J. & R. H. Scott” over Albany (working in Albany 1848 – 1874) on top flats. Bolstered breech with brass blow-out, screw adjustable rear sight, and breech iron. Percussion locks marked “Warren & Steele Albany”. Rosewood sawhandle stocks with pewter nose caps are German silver mounted, with sheet metal trigger guards and bands around base of grip. Tacks in bottoms of grips are marked “909” and “910”. CONDITION: Good. Iron parts have brown patina with some cleaning at name, and are lightly pitted. Stocks retain most of their french polish finish. Mechanically good. 51787-3 MGM110 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 3575

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3585

FLINTLOCK FOWLER MARKED A. W. SPIES.

NSN. Cal. 20 ga. 39-1/2″ Octagon to round bbl with under rib, is engraved “LONDON” on top flat, and has Birmingham proofs at breech end. Flintlock with bridled roller frizzen and serpentine cock is marked “A. W. Spies Warranted” (A. W. Spies worked in New York City from 1932 to 1860). Walnut half stock with horn tip and brass furniture is checkered at grip. Furniture has some line and floral engraving and trigger guard finial is in the form of a relief acorn. PROVENANCE: Consignors notes on hang tag. CONDITION: Good, as restored. Bbl and lock are an even dark patina with some cleaned highlights. Stock is sound but with considerable restoration around lock. Furniture has fine mellow patina. 31377-10 MGM53 (1,250-1,800) – Lot 3585

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3587

RARE W&C OGDEN O/U MUZZLE LOADING COMBINATION GUN.

NSN. Cal top bbl approx .36, bottom cal. approx 40 smooth bore. 30-1/2″ one quarter oct, three quarter rnd bbl. Top of bbl marked “W&C OGDEN / OWEGO, N.Y”. Back action locks are lightly scroll engraved. Butt stock with brass patchbox that is lightly floral engraved and brass buttplate fashioned in typical New York State style. Rear trigger with set front trigger and folding top tang peep sight. Ramrods on sides of bbl and bottom of bbl near breech end stamped on both sides “J.J. COATS”. Brass trigger guard is lightly scroll engraved. A very similar example can be seen in the book The New York State Firearms Trade by H.J. Swinney, pg 1229. CONDITION: Very good to excellent for this rare maker. Swinney notes approx 22 observed. Bbl retains a beautiful plum-brown finish with scattered light handling marks. Left hammer is a replacement and frame is very good with minor toning and discoloration. Butt stock is excellent with scattered handling marks and scratches and retains most of an older professionally restored finish. Minor grain separations around left lock on top. Overall this gun has a very pleasing look. 31377-2 JSL137 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 3587

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