Spring 2007 Firearm Auction
Another Outstanding Success at $7,483,735!

Auction: March 12 & 13, 2007

Preview: March 9-11, 2007

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

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1001

*FACTORY ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON HAND EJECTOR MODEL 1903 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 113709. Fifth change Model 1903 with nickel finish, 4-1/4” bbl, integral half moon front sight with 2-pc deep gold medallion, rnd butt grips. It is factory engraved by Oscar Young with 30-40% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Sideplate has the factory inscription “PRESENTED TO / LIEUT THOMAS FINNIE / WINNER OF POLICEMAN’S / POPULARITY CONTEST / JUNE 3RD(?) 1910 / BY 7TH WARD REP. CLUB / OF JERSEY CITY”. Altogether a very neat & unusual little revolver with factory engraved inscription. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching, except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory nickel with some light, fine pitting on bbl and a couple of small spots on sideplate, one of which partially obscures the date. There are a few scattered spots of light pitting & light flaking on cyl. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-30710 JR421 (2,500-3,500)

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1002

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL, MODEL OF 1896 HAND EJECTOR DA REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W. SN 8273. Nickel finish with 3-1/4” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight with rear sight mounted atop the cyl stop bar in the top strap. It is fitted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Backstrap is engraved “NEWARK POLICE NO 1.” Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped March 8, 1897 to Lyman E. Kane, no address listed. It was shipped with black hard rubber grips in a shipment of 45 same type revolvers. Letter further states that “This is the correct serial range for the Newark Police revolvers, which were shipped on March 27, 1897. There is no information in company records that connect Kane to Newark Police Department. It is strange that two groups would be shipped 19 days apart one group to a Mr. Kane and another directly to the Newark Police Department.” Also accompanying is copy of p. 260 of Genealogical and Memorial History of New Jersey & New York, 1910, Lee, which lists Lyman Edward Kane, born Nov. 22, 1847, who was a police commissioner in 1895 and again in 1905. He had served as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Also included is p. 146 of the Essex County, N.J., Illustrated, which has a picture of Mr. Kane as Police Commissioner and also shows a picture of the 2nd Police Precinct building. One additional item accompanying is a copy of p. 672 of a city directory which lists Lyman E. Kane as a police commissioner. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Retains 96-97% strong orig nickel with a few flakes on each side of the frame and light screwdriver marks around three of the sideplate screws. Grips are sound with great fire & color and retain most of their orig polish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30709 JR420 (2,500-3,500)

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1003

SMITH & WESSON 38 SINGLE ACTION SECOND MODEL SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 38 S&W. SN 17244. Nickel finish with 3-1/4” keyhole shaped bbl with half moon front sight and 2-pc diamond checkered, S&W logo, black hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Retains virtually all of its bright, orig, factory nickel finish, slightly dull on front & backstraps. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, bright on sides, turning dark on back edge. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Grips are fine showing light wear. 4-30706 JR418 (1,000-1,500)

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1004

*SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER. Cal. 22. SN 5565. Nickel finish with 4-screw frame, 3-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with fixed rear sight & 2-pc hard rubber S&W embossed grips. Accompanied by the orig hinged lid brown cardboard box with black & white end label and black & white directions inside lid. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Brilliant case colors on trigger & hammer, crisp mechanics & grips and brilliant shiny bore. Box is good with broken corners & taped edges. Forcing cone is intact. 4-59045 (3,500-6,500)

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1005

*SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER. Cal. 22. SN 24320. Nickel finish with 3” rnd bbl, integral half moon front sight and 2-pc deep, gold medallion, burl walnut grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its orig nickel showing light surface wear and a minor scratch or two. Trigger & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, faded on face of trigger. Forcing cone is intact. Grips have one or two minor nicks & retain most of their orig varnish showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. This little revolver appears to have been fired very little, just handled & played with. 4-30386 JR252 (1,000-2,000)

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1006

*RARE SMITH & WESSON PRE-WAR REGISTERED MAGNUM DA REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Mag. SN 50150. Registered number “1832”. Blue finish with 6-1/2” bbl, full matted rib with McGivern gold bead partridge front sight with adjustable target rear sight. It has full, matted top strap. It has a patent marked hammer with serrated sides and full checkered spur and diamond checkered, magna grips numbered to another revolver. It has the early 5-screw frame. Accompanied by an orig, correct period, blue & gold 2-pc box. Also accompanied by a 2-page Smith & Wesson factory letter giving the history of these revolvers and indicating shipment on Jan. 21, 1937 to “William H. Hoegee Co., 158 South Main St., Los Angeles, CA” in a shipment of two of the same type revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Grips as noted. Revolver retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with some light muzzle & sharp edge wear and a few small flakes missing from the sideplate which have turned to medium patina. Grips retain most of their factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. The box has very worn edges and is moderately faded but completely intact. 4-30528 JR333 (5,500-7,500)

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1007

*SMITH & WESSON MODEL 29-2 REVOLVER. Cal. 44 magnum. SN N309776. 8-3/8” ribbed bbl. In orig case with badly deteriorated interior. Also containing cleaning rod, two brushes and a screwdriver. CONDITION: Excellent with light tracking mark on the cyl. Light stain on the right grip from deteriorating case. Mechanically fine. 4-31169 FS234 (500-750)

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1008

*VERY RARE, VERY EARLY FACTORY ENGRAVED FLAT TOP COLT OFFICER’S MODEL DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 252370. Numbered in the New Army & Navy revolver series, made in 1905, with blue finish, 6” tapered rnd bbl, adjustable partridge front sight on a rectangular base with adjustable target rear sight on top strap. Fitted with deluxe, diamond checkered, 2-pc walnut grips and has checkered backstrap & checkered trigger. Frame has 100% coverage, fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Bbl has matching patterns on sides and just behind front sight with a wavy line border around bbl address. Cyl has about 70% coverage matching engraving patterns on lands between the flutes and around back edges. Buttstrap & triggerguard are engraved to match. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with type of stocks not listed and under “special notation” it shows “engraved name”. It also has “charge to ‘Ad Account”. It was shipped Oct. 3, 1905 to Tom Anderton, address unavailable, in a shipment of one gun. While the letter does not completely confirm factory engraving, it is this cataloguer’s contention that the record is not complete as there is no doubt that is factory engraving. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 97-98% glossy orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and fine sharp edge wear with some thinning on top strap. While this revolver has been fired it shows little or no wear on recoil shield. Mechanics are crisp & smooth with brilliant shiny bore. 4-30039 JR100 (5,000-10,000)

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1009

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1917 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 45 ACP. SN 79449. Blue finish with 5-1/2” bbl, altered orig front sight with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Frame, bbl & cyl are lavishly custom engraved with foliate arabesque patterns, full coverage on frame & 90% of bbl with matching patterns on lands between the flutes of cyl and around back edge. Trigger bow is engraved in Olde English script “WWA”. Sides of hammer are nicely jeweled & trigger is checkered. It retains the orig lanyard loop in buttstrap. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains virtually all of its fine custom finish with cyl a purple color. Grips are fine with good fit and have a light, mellow, ivory color. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-60425 JR99 (2,000-3,000)

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1010

*ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON REGISTERED MAGNUM DA REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Magnum. SN 50125. Registration #1813. Spectacular Alvin White engraved & gold, silver (and possibly some platinum) inlaid revolver with 6-1/2” tapered rnd bbl, McGivern gold bead partridge front sight with full length matted rib, rnd matted top strap with adjustable rear sight and humpback hammer with fine checkered spur and serrated sides. Fitted with after-market, old, stag grips. Overall it is engraved with about 85% coverage fine, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and generous amounts of gold wire inlay including completely around flutes in cyl. Right side of frame has a spectacular raised gold fox stalking a raised gold rabbit in a farm field scene with barn & silo in background, all executed in spectacular detail. Mr. White’s “AA WHITE” silver cartouche is stamped in the right front strap under grip.Ex. Gary Garbrecht Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except grips which are replacements. Overall retains virtually all of its spectacular custom finish with the cyl slightly purple. Appears to be unfired since finishing. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30070 (7,500-10,000)

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1011

*SCARCE COLT CAMP PERRY SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22. SN 2442. Blue finish with 8” bbl, adjustable front & rear sights with checkered walnut, silver medallion grips. This unusual pistol was built to resemble a revolver but in sgl shot. Bbl & area that resembles the cyl, even with flutes, swings to the left when the cyl latch is opened. Ejector rod works in the normal manner to eject the sgl cartridge. Only about 2,525 of these pistols were made in period 1920-1941. Accompanied by an unmarked Colt, deep maroon, hinged lid box. CONDITION: Pistol is near new, appears to be unfired. Retains about 99% strong, orig Colt blue with only the faintest of sharp muzzle edge wear. Grips are crisp with sharp diamond points. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box is missing front edge of top with fuzzed, worn & taped corners. 4-30638 JR393 (2,500-4,000)

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1012

*COLT MODEL 1909 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 46603. Blue finish with 5-1/2” bbl. “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on bottom of bbl and fitted with matching numbered 2-pc smooth, walnut grips. Lanyard stud hole in bottom of grip is plugged. It has “RAC” inspector marks on bottom edge of each grip. Inside right grip is crudely carved “HADDON”. It has the “RAC” inspector initials at top right rear of frame, bottom of bbl & back of cyl. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 85% orig blue, slightly thinned on bbl, with muzzle & sharp edge wear. Backstrap is a blue/brown patina and triggerguard is turning plum. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-60709 JR119 (1,250-1,750)

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1013

COLT MODEL 1894 NEW ARMY & NAVY DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 60824. Blue finish with 6” bbl, integral half moon front sight and 2-pc walnut grips with legible cartouche on each side and date “1894”. It has the usual Army buttstrap markings with a lanyard loop through the model number. It has “RAC” inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 70-75% thin, orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas with the loss areas a blue/gray patina. Trigger and edge of hammer retain most of their bright niter blue with bright sides on hammer. Left grip has a chipped toe and a sliver missing showing normal use & handling and retains traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. This is a little used but poorly stored revolver. 4-60710 JR120 (750-1,250)

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1014

SCARCE COLT COP & THUG SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 21853. Blue finish with 6” bbl, half moon front sight with etched panel on left side “NEW POLICE 38” and 2-line address. It has a spur trigger with square butt, hard rubber grips with the figures of a policeman arresting a bad guy with a knife. Only about 4,000 of these little revolvers were made in period 1882-86. CONDITION: Good. Overall retains 40-50% orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the balance a light, blue/gray patina. The etched panel, while showing wear, is completely legible. There are a few spots of pitting on bbl with fine pitting on cyl & frame. Left grip has a couple of repaired breaks and both sides show heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-60386 (2,750-3,750)

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1015

*RUGER BEARCAT. Cal 22lr. SN 31155. 4” rnd bbl. In orig, black, 2-pc box with matching warranty card and instruction manual. CONDITION: Small worn spot on left side of muzzle and edge of cyl. Otherwise, near new. Box has minor wear on corners. 4-31168 FS232 (350-500)

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1016

*STEVENS MODEL 35 TIP-UP SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 25 RF. SN 50759. Blue finish with 8” oct to rnd bbl, dovetail bead front sight and Stevens tiny adjustable rear sight. It has 2-pc walnut grips with a flared iron butt cap. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & grips with a few spots of light rust on the bbl and a few scattered pinpoints of rust on right side of frame. Grips retain most of their orig varnish. Triggerguard is flaked to a light patina. Hammer retains about all of its bright niter blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-30621 JR286 (400-700)

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1017

*SCARCE JUREK SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 22. SN 18952. Odd little tip-up pistol with 8” tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights & checkered 1-pc walnut grip. Very simple design with a floating firing pin in breechblock and a striker without a safety. Breechblock has a push button on left side which releases sliding lock and allows bbl to be tipped down for loading & extraction. Striker must be manually cocked. It has a serrated trigger & a stamped triggerguard. Dr. Jurek, while not well-known in the United States, produced a variety of styles & models of single shot target pistols in Europe, including muzzle loaders. CONDITION: About very good. Overall retains about 92-93% orig blue with some odd pitting on left side of muzzle. Stock has a crack on each side by the screws, with light nicks & scratches and retains about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30369 JR209 (500-1,000)

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1018
Revised: 3/8/2007

*LOT OF THREE RARE JUREK SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOLS & ONE SPARE BARREL. 1) Cal. 22. SN F8. Free pistol style with 9-5/8” oct to rnd bbl, ramp front sight and slide-mounted, full target, rear sight. Mounted with form fitting, adjustable grip with adjustable trigger. Operated by depressing a lever on right side of slide and manually sliding it to the rear which extracts the empty and opens the breech. Dr. Jurek, while not well-known in the United States, produced a variety of styles & models of high quality single shot target pistols, including muzzle loaders in Europe. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its strong, orig blue with minor, sharp edge wear. Wood is missing a piece from left grip by triggerguard, otherwise it is sound with most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 2) Cal. 38 Spcl. SN S10. Tip-up model with 6-3/4” ribbed bbl, partridge front sight & fully adjustable rear sight. It also has an adjustable trigger & free pistol style walnut grip with thumbhole rest. Spare bbl is for this pistol and is identical to the above configuration in caliber 22. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85% orig blue and frame about 95% bright case colors. Wood is sound with most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 3) Cal. 36 Perc. SN 3. It has a 9-3/8” rnd bbl, ramp front sight & fully adjustable rear sight. Mounted with large thumb rest checkered grip. CONDITION: Near new. Retains virtually all of its orig finish with strong blue & brilliant case colors. Accompanied by four firearms log books from England, apparently having something to do with Mr. Jurek. 4-30368 JR208 (3,000-5,000)

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1019

*SCARCE TDE AUTO MAG SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 44 AMP & 357 AMP. SN A06722. Alloy frame with 6-1/2” stainless steel vent rib 44 bbl and 8-1/2” stainless steel 357 bbl & upper receiver and laminated tri-color grips. The 44 bbl has ventilated rib with adjustable rear sight and the 357 bbl has a ramp mounted, yellow insert, front sight with adjustable rear sight. The 44 bbl is mounted with a Buehler base & rings containing a Leupold M8-2X pistol scope. Both uppers are high-polish stainless, while the frame has polished front & rear edges with satin sides. Accompanied by two magazines, one with polished follower and the other with a matte follower. Also accompanied by Speer reloading manual #9 and two stainless steel Allen wrenches, all in a brown, leatherette covered, Gun-Ho case. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired, but very little. Bbls & uppers retain most of their bright polish and the frame, most of its fine finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-30384 JR248 (2,500-4,000)

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1020

*CASED ENGRAVED BROWNING MEDALIST SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. Cal. 22 LR. SN 89360T7. Blue finish with 6-3/4” heavy rnd bbl, ventilated rib, partridge front sight & adjustable rear sight. Fitted with schnable tip, rosewood forearm and thumb rest right hand rosewood grip, still with its deflector pin. Pistol is lightly engraved, through the blue, with light foliate arabesque patterns. Accompanied by its orig black leatherette covered, red felt lined hard case with three weights, screwdriver, weight base & cartridge block with a total of five magazines. CONDITION: Fine plus. Retains about 60-70% orig blue with engraved areas bright metal. Stock & forearm are fine. Mechanics are fine, dirty bright bore. Case is soiled with edge & corner wear on outside with light to moderate soil & light fading inside. All five magazines show heavy wear. 4-31062 JR552 (500-800)

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1021

CHICAGO ARMS CO. “THE PROTECTOR” PALM PISTOL. Cal. 32 Extra short RF. SN 4670. Scarce blue finish with 1-3/4” stepped rnd bbl, gutta percha side panels & grip panel with center escutcheons with usual markings. It has grip safety on bottom front. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about 90% orig blue, slightly thin on grip and edges. Hammer spring is intact and orig with gutta percha panels showing light wear. The hand spring is broken & missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-30001 JR122 (2,000-3,000)

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1022

MINNEAPOLIS PALM PISTOL. Cal. 30 cf. SN 2438, all matching. 1-5/8” part oct bbl. Standard marks on sideplate retainers. CONDITION: 90% nickel overall with some flaking and light surface rust. Mechanically fine. 4-30427 (1,500-2,500)

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1023

ROUCHOUSE PALM PISTOL. Cal. 6 mm. SN 1349. 2-7/8” rnd bbl. Sides of frame are machine engraved. Stained ivory type grips appear to be molded celluloid. A loading gate on left side removes left grip so magazine can be seen, but knurled button on left side of gun is also marked to indicate the number of cartridges that have been loaded. Similar to a Rouchouse squeezer palm pistol. CONDITION: Fine, with 80% of nickel on frame mixed with scattered spots of surface rust on left side, 90% thinning blue on bbl, loading gate, and operating spring; also with light pitting on left side. Both grips are missing small chips at corners. Mechanically fine. 4-30417 (1,750-2,750)

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1024

*RARE SHATUCK UNIQUE FOUR-BARREL PISTOL. Cal. 32 RF. SN 23. 1-3/8” flat sided bbl. Marked “UNIQUE / C.S. SHATUCK ARMS CO. / HATFIELD, MASS.” on left sideplate. Extractor is missing. CONDITION: 90% nickel overall with flaking and spots of surface rust. Bores are poor, mechanically needs work. 4-30430 FS200 (1,500-2,500)

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1025

*RARE SHATUCK UNIQUE FOUR-BARREL PISTOL. Cal. 22. SN 871. 1-3/8” flat sided bbl. Marked “UNIQUE / C.S. SHATUCK ARMS CO. / HATFIELD, MASS.” on left sideplate. Extractor remains in its compartment under right sideplate. CONDITION: 85% nickel overall with flaking and spots of surface rust. Bores are poor, mechanically needs work. 4-30429 FS199 (1,500-2,500)

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1026

REID MY FRIEND KNUCKLE DUSTER. Cal. 22. SN 17148 No bbl. Last two digits match on cyl and cyl pin. Standard markings on left side of top strap. CONDITION: Fine, with 95% nickel on frame, 80% on cyl, cyl pin and hammer. Mechanically fine. 4-30428 FS92 (1,250-1,750)

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1027

*EXCELLENT NOVO FOLDING REVOLVER. Cal. 6.35 mm. SN 40. 1-1/4” irregular bbl. Folding grip is embossed with floral scrolls with the name at top on each side. A pushbutton on top of frame releases grip for folding. CONDITION: Excellent-to-new. 4-30431 FS63 (2,000-3,000)

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1028

*REPLICA HOPKINS & ALLEN VEST POCKET DERINGER. Cal. 22. NSN. 1-3/4” flat bbl. Engraved Hopkins & Allen markings copy the orig. Lightly engraved frame. CONDITION: Excellent. 4-30426 FS109 (1,000-2,000)

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1029

CASED COLT NEWLINE REVOLVER. Cal. 32 rf. SN 6058. 2-1/4” rnd bbl. Standard marking including etched panel “COLT NEW 32” on left side of bbl. In an 8-7/16” x 4-7/8” mahogany case with purple lining with French recess for the revolver, a wood cartridge block, and a covered compartment. CONDITION: Revolver is near excellent with 90% nickel, bright on frame with scratches and flaking on cyl. Etched panel is sharp. Cyl pan has plier marks. Grips show wear at high spots but retain 95% varnish. Mechanically crisp. Case has two slight repairs to veneer on lid. Interior has been re-covered and shows some blue spots. 4-30502 FS130 (1,250-1,750)

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1030

SHARPS MODEL 3C FOUR BARREL PISTOL. Cal. 32 RF. SN 6010. 3-1/2” fluted bbls. Rosewood grips. Standard markings on frame and bbl. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered light pitting. Grips are chipped at all four corners, worn on high points, and have been refinished. Mechanically good. 4-30463 FS94 (500-1,000)

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1031

SHARPS MODEL 4C FOUR BARREL PISTOL. Cal. 32. SN 13651. 3” fluted bbls. Standard 2-line marking on right side of frame. CONDITION: 40% nickel overall mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Rosewood grips are worn smooth at high spots Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-30464 FS86 (500-1,000)

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1032

ENGRAVED “L.H. MOORE” REMINGTON/ELLIOTT FOUR BARRELL PISTOL. Cal. 32 RF. SN 19003. Blued finish, 3-3/8” ribbed bbl with good markings, blade front sight, ring trigger, & 2-pc smooth rosewood grips. Bottom of grip strap is engraved in script “L H Moore / 558 Broadway, N. Y.” Accompanied by consignor’s research file with information showing that derringer belonged to Luther H. Moore, a jeweler in the late 1800’s in New York. CONDITION: Good. Traces of blue in protected places, mostly gray patina. Grips show wear at the high spots & retain most of their varnish. Moderately pitted bore. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-59451 JH85 (750-1,000)

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1033

COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 15855. Nickel finish with 2-1/4” etched panel rnd bbl with 2-line address and half moon front sight. The caliber marking is on left side of frame and it has 2-pc rosewood, birdhead grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong orig nickel with a couple of spots of pitting on bbl. The etched panel is crisp & clear. Grips are fine retaining about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting. 4-30607 JR289 (1,200-1,500)

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1034

COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 34793. Nickel finish with 2-1/4” flat side, etch panel bbl with 2-line address, half moon front sight & 2-pc birdhead, rosewood grips. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains most of its orig nickel with a clean, clear etched panel. Frame & backstrap retain about 70-75% strong, orig nickel, thin over top strap & backstrap. Back edge of hammer retains about 50% niter blue. Grips are fine with high point wear and retain 92-93% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-30608 JR288 (800-1,200)

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1035

COLT OPEN TOP REVOLVER. Cal. 22. SN 49098. Nickel finish with 2-3/8” rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-pc birdhead walnut grips. It has the caliber marking on left side of frame. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & cyl retain virtually all of their strong, orig nickel. Frame has some flaking around cyl and sideplate, otherwise retains most of its orig nickel. grips are sound with high point wear and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, dark bore with good rifling. 4-30606 JR287 (900-1,100)

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1036

COLT OPEN TOP SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 short. SN 64963. Usual configuration with 2-3/8” rnd bbl, 2-line address with half moon front sight. It has brass frame with 2-pc rosewood, birdhead grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl & cyl retain about 90% orig nickel. Frame is a medium mustard patina with about 60% niter blue on hammer. Grips are fine with moderate wear and retain about 60% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, smooth dark bore. 4-30613 JR290 (300-500)

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1037

SLOCUM SLIDING SLEEVE REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF SN 2651. 3” rnd bbl. Standard Brooklyn Arms Company markings on top of bbl. Cyl sleeve retaining hook is a replacement. CONDITION: 50% blue on cyl, strong traces on bbl. Smooth patina on frame. Mechanically good. 4-30457 FS95 (500-800)

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1038

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1-1/2 NEW ISSUE. Cal. 32 SN 92769. 3-1/2” ribbed bbl. Bbl pivot screw is replaced. CONDITION: 80% peeling nickel mixed with light surface rust and pitting. 40% varnish on grips, missing chips at toe. Mechanically needs work. 4-30466 (150-300)

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1039

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL THIRD ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal. 22 short. SN 126524. 3-3/16” ribbed bbl. Standard 1-line marking on top of bbl. Lock screw in cyl lock is missing. CONDITION: 75% of nickel remains mixed with light-to-moderate pitting around front of cyl and rear of bbl. Grips have tiny chips at top. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-30469 (150-250)

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1040

REMINGTON MODEL 3 OVER/UNDER DERRINGER. Cal. 41 RF. SN 855. Nickel finish with 3” superposed bbls and 2-pc checkered, hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 85-90% strong orig nickel with a ding on top rib and light hammer marks on butt. Grips show heavy wear. Firing pin does not cycle, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bores. 8-87484 JR537 (500-800)

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1041

COLT #3 DERINGER. Cal. 41 SN11254. 2-1/2” rnd bbl. “HF” has been carved in right grip and “Ky” on the left. CONDITION: Very good with 80% dull nickel overall. Traces of casehardening color on hammer. Grips are well worn. Mechanically needs adjustment on safety notch. 4-30480 FS96 (400-600)

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1042

WOODWARD DOUBLE BARREL SWIVEL PISTOL. Cal. 30 SN 5399. 2-1/4” ribbed bbl. Marking on left side of frame has been partially removed during cleaning. Something has been ground off butt of gun. CONDITION: Gray patina with signs of cleaning on frame. Most of the reblue remains on bbl. Mechanically good. 4-30448 (500-750)

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1043

SOUTHERNER DERINGER. Cal. 41. SN 5741. 2-1/2” oct bbl. Made by Brown Mfg. Co. CONDITION: About good, gray patina on the iron parts, dark patina on the brass. Grips are worn with minor chips. Extractor is missing. Frame and bbl are bulged in that area, otherwise mechanically good. 4-30470 FS119 (300-500)

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1044

UNMARKED SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 1344. Similar to a Merwin & Bray with 3-11/16” oct bbl, half moon, German silver front sight, fluted side, silver plated brass frame, with square butt rosewood 2-pc grips. It has push button bbl release that swings to the right for extraction and loading. Made without extractor. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 40-50% thin orig blue with balance a light patina. Frame retains about 25% orig silver with balance a medium mustard patina. Grips each have a hairline in the butt, show moderate wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-30614 JR291 (300-500)

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1045

UNMARKED ECLIPSE TYPE DERINGER. Cal. 22. SN 179. 2-1/2” rnd bbl. CONDITION: Fair, with 30% nickel, mostly on bbl. Frame has a brown patina with light surface rust and pitting. Bore is poor. Mechanically functional. 4-30468 (100-200)

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1046

UNIDENTIFIED PINFIRE DOUBLE BARREL PISTOL. Cal. 7 mm pin fire. SN 12. 2-1/2” ribbed bbls. British proofs on bottoms of bbls. Frame is lightly engraved. Very rare London proofed, pinfire, side-by-side, shotgun-style, breechloading pistol. Gun is stamped Boyssi. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall. Grips show light handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-30418 FS90 (500-800)

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1047
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LOT OF THREE BABY HAMMERLESS DA REVOLVERS. 1) New Model. Cal. 22 short. SN 874. Nickel finish, 1-5/16” ovoid shaped bbl, half moon front sight and birdhead pearl grips with large head cyl pin. CONDITION: Very good. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, scattered pitting. Grips are fine. 2) Rare Large Frame. Cal. 22 long rifle. SN 452. Rare 8-shot cyl with 1-3/4” ovoid shaped bbl, nickel finish, half moon front sight and hard rubber birdhead grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Good mechanics, strong bright bore, grips are fine. 3) Ejector Model. Cal. 22 long. SN 145. Nickel finish, 1-1/4” ovoid shaped bbl, half moon front sight with square butt pearl grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. Grips are fine. 4-30612 JR292 (1,000-1,500)

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1048

GALLAND POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 9 mm. NSN. 3-3/4” ribbed bbl. Walnut grips. Bbl opens for loading and extracting by pulling down on combination triggerguard lever. Belgian proofmarks on cyl. Lanyard ring is missing in butt. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned bright but some light pitting remaining. Grips have been revarnished. Mechanically good. 4-30447 FS64 (750-1,000)

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1049

BELGIAN PINFIRE REVOLVER WITH FOLDING KNIFE. Cal. 7 mm. NSN. 3-3/8” oct bbl. Ebony grips. Spear point blade is 2-7/8” long and folds under bbl when not in use. CONDITION: Good, with 80% nickel on bbl, 20% on cyl, and smooth gray patina on frame. Mainspring is soft and mechanically needs work. 4-30422 FS71 (750-1,250)

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1050

LEPAGE PINFIRE PISTOL WITH HOLSTER. Cal. 7 mm. SN 865. 3-3/16” oct bbl. Engraved “HP FAURE – LE PAGE / PARIS” on top of bbl. Engraving is cut through the blue finish. August Francotte’s maker’s mark is stamped on right side of frame with Belgian proofmarks on appropriate parts. “ACIER FONDU” is stamped on left side of bbl. Frame and cyl have light floral scrolls. Two holes have been drilled in right side of frame showing operation of the action. Lightweight flap holster has a suede finish outside and a finished surface inside. CONDITION: Very fine with 80% bright blue worn on edges. Checkered grips are sharp. Mechanically fine. Holster is badly scuffed with an open seam at top and bottom. 4-30440 FS79 (300-500)

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1051

FINE NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 1 VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 490. Scarce pistol, one of only about 3,300 manufactured in period 1857-1860. This little pistol has a 3-5/8” oct bbl with integral magazine tube, pinched blade front sight & fixed rear sight, mounted at top rear of frame. It has the New Haven markings on top flat. Fitted with smooth walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Serial number was observed on left side of frame under grip, inside grips and inside the sideplates. No further disassembly was attempted. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% glossy bright orig factory blue with light edge wear. Receiver & grip frame retain a smooth, medium, mustard patina with crisp edges and only three or four small nicks on each sideplate. Lever retains about 75% glossy orig blue with balance flaked to a light patina. Hammer retains about 80% orig faded case colors. Grips are sound with high point edge wear and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30293 JR83 (6,000-9,000)

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1052

SCARCE NO. 1 NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 1089. Usual configuration with 3-1/2” oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a pinched pin front sight & fixed rear sight. It has all brass frame with 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this pistol. Only about 850 of these little pistols were made in period 1857-1860. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 15-20% orig blue in the very sheltered areas and in the magazine tube gullets. Frame edges show light wear with a couple of minor nicks & scratches and some light hammer marks on tops of sideplates. Right grip has a small chipped toe and overall retain about 80% orig varnish with light nicks & scratches. Hammer will not retract to full cock with the lever, but will hold at full cock when retracted manually, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn pitted bore. 4-31052 JR505 (4,000-7,000)

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1053

EXTREMELY RARE SMITH-JENNINGS 2ND MODEL REPEATING RIFLE. Cal. 54. SN 6S. Beautiful historic repeating rifle, the forerunner to several rifles & pistols preceding the Winchester repeating rifle, as developed by Horace Smith & B. Tyler Henry, who were both instrumental in the development of this rifle. It is believed that less than 400 of these 2nd models were ever produced and few survived and almost never with any orig condition. This rifle & its sisters utilized the “rocket ball” self contained cartridge which had its propellant in the base of the hollow bullet and was ignited by means of a pellet primer fed automatically into the proper position under the long hammer nose. The Smith-Jennings rifles were the successor to the Jennings rifle, which was relatively unsuccessful, as was its predecessor, the Hunt repeating rifle. With the lack of success of the first two rifles, the talents of Henry, Smith & Daniel Wesson were combined to produce this rifle and while it was not overly successful, the importance to the development of future repeating firearms is immeasurable, having drawn these three huge talents together to collaborate on improving the Jennings rifle. As it is well known, Henry later developed the cartridges & rifles for the famous Model 1860 Henry rifle and Smith & Wesson needs no explanation. This rifle has 26” heavy rnd bbl with full length front loading magazine tube underneath. It has a tiny German silver front sight with Kentucky rifle style fixed rear sight. The iron receiver is flat-sided with a pronounced bulge in bottom and has the covered pill primer reservoir on the top. Right side of frame, just forward of the hammer, has a small rectangular door which, when opened, exposes the breech mechanism, apparently for single shot loading. It has a ring trigger without triggerguard which, serves to both open the breech, recharge the chamber from the magazine and then release the hammer. Both sides of receiver and across the top are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Left side has an oval vignette marked “PATENT 1849 / C.P. DIXON AGENT / NEW YORK”. The magazine tube cover is missing. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with a steel semi-crescent buttplate with engraved tang & toe. Right side of stock has a 2-3/4” x 1-5/16” oval German silver inlay that is also lightly engraved with a large stylized “S” and light foliate patterns. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain generous amounts of thin orig brown finish with dark brown finish on the ribs between bbl & magazine tube. There are a few spots of moderate pitting. Receiver retains traces of silvered case colors, being mostly a brown patina. Stock is sound & retains 85-90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-30233 JR74 (17,500-22,500)

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1054

VERY RARE JENNINGS BREECH LOADING RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. Very rare rifle, either altered from or made from parts of the orig Jennings repeating rifle, one of only a few made in the period 1850-1851. These rifles were invented by Lewis Jennings of Windsor, Vermont and produced by Robbins & Lawrence in Windsor, Vermont in very limited quantities, probably less than 1,000 of all three types ever made. They were originally produced as repeating rifles utilizing the Hunt “rocket ball” which was a hollow bullet with the powder inside covered with a pierced paper which allowed the powder to be ignited by the pill primer. They were grossly underpowered and unsuitable for either hunting or defense and therefore almost completely unsuccessful. When this became apparent Jennings stopped production of the repeater and either converted already produced repeaters into single shot breech loaders such as this one or manufactured them from existing parts. It is unknown how many were actually made but it can be surmised that it was only a very few hundred making this one of the most rare American production rifles every made. With the lack of success for the orig repeating rifle, Jennings apparently decided to produce rifles in single shot. This was accomplished by reducing the size of the magazine tube, shortening it slightly and utilizing it for stowage of a brass tipped hickory cleaning rod. It has 27-1/2” heavy rnd bbl with tiny brass front sight and dovetail mounted, elevation adjustable, rear sight. It has flat sided receiver, engraved on both sides and across top with light foliate arabesque patterns. Left side is marked “PATENT 1849 / C.P. DIXON AGENT / NEW YORK”. Top of frame just forward of hammer has a raised area which contains the pill priming reservoir, the cover of which is missing. Right forward side of frame has a small hinged door which, when opened, allows access to the chamber area for loading. It has a long oval triggerguard with ring trigger which functions to operate the breechblock and pill primer feed as well as release the hammer. Just in front of the triggerguard is a sling swivel. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with lightly engraved, German silver, 2-pc patchbox and a crescent buttplate with engraved tang & toeplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being a mottled silver/brown patina, probably having been cleaned a long time ago. Stock has a repaired crack and is missing two large chips by top tang and retains most of an old refinish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-30232 JR75 (7,500-12,500)

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1055

MARTIALLY MARKED HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 3321. Standard martial Henry with 24-1/4” oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Right side of bbl has the “C.G.C” and “H” inspector marks with the “HH” inspector marks on the receiver. Mounted with a nicely figured, field replacement buttstock. Left side of lower tang & inside toe of buttplate also have serial number. The number was not observed in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate has a curious brazed area, apparently to fill a small gap when the stock was replaced. Henry rifles in this serial number series were primarily issued to the 3rd Veterans Volunteers organized toward the end of the Civil War and primarily used in the defense of Washington. At the expiration of term of service the volunteer was allowed to retain his Henry rifle, revolver & equipment as an incentive for the reenlistment. There are some records of the Henry rifles that were issued, available through the Springfield Research Service, a private organization. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains, being a cleaned, silver/gray patina with some fine pitting on the bbl. Lever & hammer also have the same patina. Receiver was cleaned & polished a long time ago with some light hammer marks on left sideplate and a few light dings elsewhere. Stock is sound & clean with minor nicks & scratches, fits very well and retains most of its varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-30596 (27,500-37,500)

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1056

HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 8688. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, integral magazine tube, German silver front sight blade and a reproduction 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with a replacement slab sawed walnut stock with brass buttplate with trap. Left side of bbl has a sling loop with a corresponding swivel in side of buttstock with no discernable “Henry bump”. Serial number is found on left side of lower tang under the wood with the numbers “88” stamped in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & swiveling sleeve have been cleaned and artificially aged over some traces of orig blue with some fine pitting on the left side at the receiver. Receiver has been polished & cleaned with some fine pitting on right sideplate. Buttstock has been artificially aged and retains most of this custom finish. Buttplate also has been artificially aged. All of buttstock screws are replacements. Lever & hammer are artificially aged over fine pitting and have the appearance of having been through a fire. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a spot or two of pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30005 (10,000-15,000)

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1057

FULL BOX OF WINCHESTER 44 FLAT HENRY CARTRIDGES. Full box of fifty “H” head stamp Henry cartridges with dark green label, black lettering and a photograph of the cartridge on the lid and marked for the Model 1866 rifle. It has orange end tape with large red “W”. CONDITION: Box is moderately soiled with some wear on top label and the orange end labels moderately faded. Cartridges are fine with some oxidation on copper and heavy oxidation on the bullets. 4-30310 JR207 (1,000-2,000)

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1058

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 143911. Fine late Henry with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, altered half nickel front sight & a late ‘66/early 1873 semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and it has a steel forend cap. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered, replacement American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Serial number is not in top tang channel of buttstock and the number inside toe of buttplate is “3789”. Trap in the buttplate is a replacement. Lower tang has been brazed back in place, hammer spring is a replacement & lever latch tension spring is rusted & broken. Receiver & sideplates are very nicely engraved, probably by Nimschke, with about 75% coverage, fine foliate arabesque patterns with a blank elliptical shape on left side. Carrier is very nicely engraved. CONDITION: Very good, as previously noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth dark brown patina with a few scattered light nicks & dings. Forend cap is a silver/gray patina. Receiver retains traces of silver plating with carrier having strong silver plating. Forearm has a crack at left front edge, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a restored finish. Timing needs adjustment and latch tang on lever has been brazed, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with fine pitting. 4-30696 (8,000-12,000)

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1059

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 129918. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, German silver blade, Rocky Mountain front sight, mounted backwards, with a broken musket style rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Serial number was observed on bottom tang with last four digits inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a mottled brown patina with a spot or two of scattered rust. Magazine band is slightly battered. Brass retains a fine, even, medium mustard patina with slightly worn edges but no battering on sideplates. Screws are slightly battered. Forearm has a short crack at left front edge, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains an even, dull patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-30308 JR206 (4,000-7,000)

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1060

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 40751. Unusual carbine that appears to have been converted from a rifle as there is no staple in left side of receiver. A 44 Russian cartridge will chamber nicely, but neither 44 American or 44-40 will pass through the action. It has standard 20” carbine bbl with no trace of markings, with the early style integral front band & sight, the thick smooth middle band with a rivet through the screw hole and the early 2-position flip rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock has a factory installed sling swivel with a corresponding hole in bbl band where swivel has been lost. Forearm has a small step in front of the band. Accompanied by a 4-pc, all steel wiping rod, not by Winchester. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% strong bright blue with some scattered pitting. Both bands have moderate pitting. Bbl is slightly loose in receiver. Receiver has reasonably sharp edges with no battering on sideplates. Forearm has a crack at the tip, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Wiping rod is also fine. 4-30114 (3,000-4,000)

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1061

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 101243. Standard carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine with integral front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with what may be a replacement buttstock with an unusual semi-crescent iron buttplate. It has standard forearm. CONDITION: Poor to fair. No markings remain on bbl with iron being a dark brown, attic patina with scattered pitting. Receiver & carrier have several dents & dings and have been polished bright. Forearm is missing a large section of the tip and has a couple of cracks with heavy battering, buttstock is also somewhat battered, and both have a very dark finish. Screws are battered. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with heavy pitting. 4-30115 JR240 (1,000-1,500)

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1062

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 35854. Fine engraved Henry by L. D. Nimschke and signed on left side of top tang under the wood. It has 24-1/4” oct bbl with replaced front sight blade and a Henry-style 900 yd. ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight-grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver is beautifully Nimschke engraved with a running stag and dog on left sideplate surrounded by Nimschke’s trademark foliate, arabesque patterns with a couple of flower blossoms. Right side has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns, all with fine punch dot background, with small American shield on top of receiver in front of ejection port. Carrier has Nimschke’s trademark flower blossom with punch dot background. Top of receiver, top and bottom tangs, forend cap, and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Receiver, forend cap, and buttplate appear to have been silver-plated. Left side of lower tang has stamped initials “EVV”. Serial number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80% thin orig blue turning plum. Receiver retains about 70% orig silver and forend cap about 98%. Buttplate retains 25-30% orig silver. Forearm has a chip by receiver with a bruise on left side and small nicks & handling marks elsewhere. Buttstock has a tiny chip by top tang with minor nicks & scratches, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a restored finish. Lever latch is a replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30007 JR40 (20,000-30,000)

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1063

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 77012. Fine engraved nickel ’66 with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine, early style integral front band & sight with 2-position flip rear sight and a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate. Serial number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock has a sling swivel base. Receiver is very nicely full coverage engraved in Ulrich style with on sides consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and beautiful elliptical panels on each side. Top of receiver, top tang, bottom of receiver & bottom tang, along with buttplate tang are engraved to match. There is a small “C” on top of bbl at receiver, the initials “T. C.” on bottom tang, and a small “C” also in toe of buttplate. Lever appears to be a replacement as it is about 1/8” shorter than a ’66 lever and consequently will not engage the latch screw. The panel on left sideplate has lightly scratched initials “MC”. Could this be another Mary Jane Canary (Calamity Jane) firearm? These initials are similar to a set of initials found on a known 1873 Winchester positively identified to Calamity Jane from Red Lodge, Montana. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 40-50% thin orig nickel with balance a dark patina. Magazine tube retains about 92-93% strong orig nickel with some fine pimpling. Receiver retains about 60% orig nickel with brass showing through worn areas. Lever is mostly a dark patina with about 25% thin nickel. Forearm has a crack in the tip & a replaced section and is missing some chips at the tip. Stock has a replaced section by the top right side of tang and a replaced section at the toe and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30006 (14,000-18,000)

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1064

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 74291. Beautiful deluxe 2nd model ’73 rifle with 24-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, altered half nickel front sight & altered short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges that has been filed flat. It has screwed on dust cover rail and has a button magazine. Mounted with spectacular sunburst, center crotch cut, checkered American walnut with “H”-style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with fleur-de-lis black insert in the serpentine grip, with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “694” and “XXX”. The assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock with the number “20” stamped inside toe of buttplate, although this does appear to be the orig buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as found with case hardened receiver shipped Oct. 5, 1881. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig factory blue with only minor sharp edge wear and some light thinning over the chamber area with a few minor storage & handling nicks and a small area of fine, light rust toward muzzle. Receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, lightly faded on receiver with some turning to silver on outside edge of lever. Wood is sound with a small gouge on forearm and some dulling toward the receiver with minor oil staining on buttstock at receiver and overall retains most of its orig factory piano varnish finish with light handling & storage mars in the finish. The grip cap insert is cracked. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30695 JR402 (35,000-50,000)

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1065

RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 121130. Rare case colored, deluxe 32-20 with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bottom of receiver has a tiny rectangular stamp with initials “JPE”. Mounted with spectacular 3X burl & flame grain, center crotch cut, checkered American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & pistol grip stock with black insert, serpentine grip and crescent buttplate without trap, although the stock is cut for a trap underneath. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “4729”, “XXX”, the number “32” and an “R”. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate also have assembly number. In addition top tang channel also has the number “3” stamped in two locations. Receiver & sideplates are case colored and it has single set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with case hardening & set trigger, shipped April 5, 1883. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with some slight sharp edge wear and a few scattered freckles of very fine surface rust. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, slightly faded on sideplates and top & bottom. Lever retains 50-60% case colors, bright on sides. Hammer retains about 95% slightly faded case colors and buttplate retains 30-40% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Stock has a hairline by top tang through the screw hole, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains about all of its piano varnish finish. There is some dulling of forearm finish at receiver. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30623 JR278 (60,000-100,000)

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1066

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 156204. Early 3rd Model deluxe ’73 with special order 26” oct bbl, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under wood, is marked with assembly number “5463” and “XX”. The assembly number is also found inside toe of buttplate, however it is not found in top tang channel of the buttstock indicating replacement wood. Wood is very beautiful 2-3X checkered, flame grain, American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with black insert in grip cap and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine, as very beautifully & professionally restored with bright orig style case colors on receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate and orig style blue on bbl & magazine tube. Wood is sound with a few minor storage nicks with a fine hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Bbl may be a modern replacement. 4-30353 JR239 (10,000-20,000)

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1067

FINE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 60763. Second model rifle with special order 26” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has screwed on dust cover rail. Mounted with nicely figured, about 2X, flame grain, center crotch cut, checkered, American walnut with early style checkering patterns and black fleur-de-lis insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “781” and “XX”. The assembly number is also found inside the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with 26” oct bbl & checkered stock with pistol grip, shipped Oct. 1, 1880. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 75-80% thin orig blue, turning plum on magazine tube, and thinning to patina over chamber area. Receiver retains about 60% faded case colors, turned silver on bottom & top, somewhat brighter in sheltered areas. Lever is silvered case colors and hammer retains about 75-80% faded case colors. There are two spots of fill on forearm, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks showing moderate wear on the buttstock checkering and moderate wear on forearm and retains about 50-60% finish on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. A few of the screws are slightly battered. 4-30713 JR412 (12,500-17,500)

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1068

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 570597. Standard musket with 30” rnd bbl, full length magazine, three bands with square base front sight/bayonet lug and a 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock with musket/carbine buttplate with trap. It has a sling loop on middle band and a corresponding loop on bottom of stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Retains virtually all of its brilliant finish to both metal & wood with crisp, sharp blue & vivid case colors, slightly faded on outer edges. Buttplate case colors are moderately faded. Stock has a scratch by receiver and a small scrape on forearm with a few other very minor handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. The action still has orig grease. A pristine new example. 4-31044 JR520 (6,000-8,000)

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1069

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 571169. Standard musket with 30” rnd bbl, full length magazine, three bands with square base front sight/bayonet lug and a 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock with musket/carbine buttplate with trap. It has a sling loop on middle band and a corresponding loop on bottom of stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. It has brilliant blue & case colors with a few small storage & handling nicks in the wood with a small gouge in forearm and a couple of tiny gouges on wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31045 JR519 (5,000-7,000)

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1070

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 365493. Standard grade rifle with 30” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman loop tang sight with large disc. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with straight grip & crescent buttplate without trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as having been shipped Dec 16, 1890 with 30” bbl. CONDITION: Very good. Traces of orig finish remain in sheltered areas, overall being a smooth, dark brown, attic patina with some minor pitting around the muzzle. There is some scattered surface rust on bbl and a few spots of light pitting on receiver & sideplates. Stock has a couple of repaired cracks at the toe, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-30657 JR318 (2,500-3,500)

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1071

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 102943. Special order standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight with broken bead and flat top rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with bbl & forend cap being a dark brown patina. Case colored receiver has traces of silvered case colors with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered light surface rust. Lever & hammer retain traces of case colors, being mostly a brown patina. Wood is sound with nicks & dings and retains most of a sanded, oiled refinish. Screws are battered. Mechanics are fine, sharp bright bore with scattered light pitting. Would make an outstanding Cowboy Action Shooter. 4-30038 (1,500-2,000)

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1072

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Long. SN 226542. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate without trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% orig blue turning plum with a few minor nicks. Magazine tube is mostly a plum brown patina with blue in the sheltered areas. Inside magazine tube is a modern reproduction that functions & looks exactly as orig. Receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue with the balance a dark patina and a few small spots of light rust and with several light scratches on both sides. Lever retains strong faded case colors on the sides, and the hammer about 95 % brilliant case colors. Stock has a hairline in back of the top tang with a series of deep scrapes on comb and usual light handling and use marks. Forearm has a crack on the right side, otherwise the wood is sound with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish and the buttstock about 90% strong varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting and a small ring near the muzzle, not visible from the outside. 4-56765 (3,500-4,500)

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1073

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 514781. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front side with screw and flat top rear sight. Bbl is a double proofed replacement. It is mounted with straight-grain, uncheckered American walnut with crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with a couple of cleaned spots by rear sight. Rear sight has light pitting. Magazine tube, forend cap, and receiver have traces of orig blue being mostly a brown patina. Dust cover is a modern replacement. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings, and scratches and retains a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. Would make an excellent cowboy action shooter. 4-30408 JR18 (1,000-2,000)

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1074

DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 13581. Fine second model ’76 with screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumbprint dust cover with 28” oct bbl, button magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight and “1876” dated rifle ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured 1-2X American walnut with early style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with fleur-de-lis horn insert serpentine grip and crescent buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “1165” and “X”. Assembly number is found inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Assembly number is also faintly penciled inside the forearm. Bottom right flat, under forearm, has some heavy pitting and the bbl may be an old restored finish. CONDITION: Very fine plus, bbl as noted. Bbl retains 85-87% strong, factory blue with sharp edge wear, muzzle edge wear and some thinning over chamber area. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their factory case colors, slightly faded on receiver and face of buttplate, brilliant in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with a couple of small dings in forearm and retains a cleaned, steel wooled finish. The grip insert has a small chip. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few small scattered spots. This may be a factory restoration. 4-30786 JR531 (25,000-40,000)

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1075

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 32669. Beautiful special order deluxe ’76 with 28″ oct bbl, button magazine, windage adjustable Beach’s combination front sight with broken adjusting lever, “1876” ladder rear sight & a thick base, mid-range, windage adjustable, tang sight with 2-1/2″ staff. It has sgl set trigger & left side of lower tang is marked “XXX” with assembly number “1641” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with very highly figured, burl & flame grain, H-style checkered, American walnut with black insert pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Top flat over chamber & bottom of receiver between timing screws are stamped either “666” or “999”. No indication what this number might mean. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with “Vernier & wind gage sight” and indicating shipment on Feb. 28, 1883. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 80% blue/brown patina with strong blue showing through over top of bbl & in sheltered areas. Receiver retains good traces of case colors in sheltered areas, mostly turned to silver with gray/brown patina towards front. Lever retains faded case colors in sheltered areas with balance silver to brown. Hammer retains 50-60% faded case colors. Wood is sound with a few minor storage nicks & retains virtually all of a professionally restored finish. There is a small 1/4″ piece of fill on right side of wrist at receiver. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Goforth Collection 4-60641 (10,000-15,000)

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1076

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SEMI-DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 1522. Second Model ’76 with 28” oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman loop tang sight. It has sgl set trigger and is mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Receiver has the second model, screwed-on, dust cover rail with impressed thumb print dust cover. The bbl is a much later replacement with later style markings & factory “WP” proofs on the top flat and top of receiver ring. Left side of lower tang has a large “02” assembly number, along with two other sets of numbers. The “02” also appears in top tang channel of buttstock. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is stamped “J.P.P.” Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as having been shipped 5-8-1878 with two returns & repairs in 1909, apparently when it was re-barreled. There is no mention of the pistol grip stock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig blue, thinned over chamber area with scattered spots of light surface rust. Magazine tube retains most of its strong orig blue. Receiver retains about 85% glossy orig blue with some pitting on both sides. Lever retains 15-20% faded case colors with some scattered, moderate pitting and the hammer about 75% faded case colors. Wood is sound with moderate nicks & dings with the stock having a couple of repaired slivers by the top tang. Forearm is dark hand worn patina with traces of orig finish, while buttstock & buttplate retain most of an old refinish with moderate pitting on buttplate. Top tang has two extra holes that have been welded up. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-30655 (8,000-9,000)

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1077

SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-65. SN 60410. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman locking tang sight. It has sgl set trigger. Mounted with H-style checkered, extremely beautiful, highly figured, center crotch cut, flame grain, American walnut. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “334” and “XXX”. This assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttstock has an extremely unusual buttplate which consists of a nickeled metal frame with rubber center, the only one this cataloguer has ever seen. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with set trigger & “silver (s) ? recoil pad” and indicating shipment on Aug. 24, 1891, returned & repaired Oct. 25, 1894. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a mottled blue/brown patina with areas of brilliant orig blue mixed with brown patina also some touch-up bluing. Receiver retains 30-40% case colors, strong in sheltered areas, fading & turned to silver elsewhere. Lever is mostly silvered case colors & hammer retains about 90% colors, strong on right side & back edge. There are tiny chips on each side of top tang at receiver & there is a tiny repaired sliver in forearm, also a crack at wrist on the left side which does not go all the way through the stock otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate frame retains 30-40% orig nickel with balance a dark patina. Rubber insert has deteriorated & checkered center section is worn away. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light orange peel pitting. 4-56691 (7,500-12,500)

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1078
Revised: 3/8/2007

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-75. SN 56763. Probably a Northwest Mounted Police carbine with 22” rnd bbl, square base, barleycorn front sight with a Henry 900 yard, ladder rear sight. It has a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock with carbine buttplate without trap. Right side of buttstock, at the buttplate, is stamped with some indecipherable letters and the number “56” leading to the speculation of the NWMP connection. Accompanied by a Waddy Colvert Firearms Research letter identifying this carbine as having been originally half nickel and shipped Nov. 16, 1887 to Order No. 1042. CONDITION: Very good, as completely refinished. Overall retains most of this dark blue with some deep pitting on forend cap and fine pitting on receiver & sideplates. Wood is sound with minor chips around the top tang and retains a restored oil finish over traces of orig finish. Mechanics are stiff, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light rust. 4-30097 JR234 (2,500-4,000)

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1079

*FIRST DAY OF PRODUCTION DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 4. Rare Deluxe 55 with 24” lightweight, tapered, rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with ramp mounted, gold bead front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkering, capped pistol grip buttstock with serrated steel buttplate. This is undoubtedly from the first day of production in 1924 and one of the most rare Winchester levers. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue with scattered, fine pitting. Receiver retains 80-85% orig blue, thin and mixed with patina on left side. Thin over top & bottom. Wood is sound with handling and use marks showing moderate wear and retains most of its orig varnish finish, thin on forearm. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-30071 JR27 (3,000-5,000)

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1080

SPECIAL ORDER LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 47142. Standard grade rifle with 26” extra light weight, rapid taper rnd bbl, half magazine with special pedestal mounted, half nickel front sight & 3-leaf, platinum line, carbine express rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with straight stock & Winchester embossed, hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter, fully identifying this rifle as “Extra Light” with half magazine and rubber shotgun butt. It was shipped Sept. 15, 1898. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong, bright, orig factory blue with a few spots of fine pitting. Magazine tube retains about 85% orig blue and forend cap about 80% with a spot of pitting. Receiver, overall retains 80-85% orig blue, strong on sides, thinning over top & bottom. Lever has traces of case colors on sides with balance turned silver and hammer retains about 95% orig case colors. Wood is sound with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish and buttstock about 90% orig varnish with light nicks & scratches and a bruise on right side of butt. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-30654 JR319 (4,500-6,500)

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1081

RARE SPECIAL ORDER LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 85249. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4” rapid taper, extra lightweight, oct bbl with smaller than standard dovetail front sight, a slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman loop tang sight. It has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with 24” extra-light oct bbl, with Lyman front & rear sights shipped Aug. 9, 1900. Even though this rifle was not shipped until 1900, it was manufactured in 1897. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90% orig blue with sharp edge wear and some light thinning over forearm. Receiver retains about 80% orig blue, thinning on top & bottom, stronger on sides. Lever retains 50-60% orig case colors, bright on sides with balance turned silver. Hammer retains 60-70% faded case colors. Wood is sound with some slight oil staining back of receiver and retains a smooth hand worn patina, possibly an old restored finish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30628 JR271 (8,000-12,000)

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1082

RARE EARLY SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 35925. Fine special order deluxe ’94 with rare 22″ rapid taper oct to rnd bbl, button magazine with pedestal mounted Lyman ivory bead front sight & platinum-line, 3-leaf, express rear sight. Bbl has the scarce markings, in small lettering, on the left top flat by the chamber area “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Mounted with beautiful feather crotch cut & shell grain, H-style checkered American walnut with capped pistol grip buttstock and Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped with the assembly number “5348” & the letters “RBOF”. Top tang channel of the buttstock has the assembly number “12069” & “T94” indicating replacement orig Winchester wood. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been received in the warehouse, Dec 9, 1899 with checkered pistol grip stock, oil finish, half magazine, shotgun butt, rubber buttplate, extra light in cal. 30. It was returned to the factory Oct 17, 1901 (apparently without having been shipped) and changed to: “Rifle, 30 Caliber, 22″ half octagon barrel, plain trigger, extra light, fancy checkered stock with pistol grip, oil finish, shotgun butt, Lyman front and leaf sights” and was shipped Oct 17, 1901 to work order 111427. This explains the changed wood. This apparently was a “stock” item that languished in the warehouse and was reconfigured to conform to a new order. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear & a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Receiver retains 25-30% thin orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the balance flaked to a medium patina with a few small spots of fine pitting. Lever retains faded case colors on the sides, and the hammer 75-80% dark colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & handling marks and retains most of a very fine, professionally restored, factory type oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Goforth Collection 4-60628 (6,000-9,000)

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1083

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 565357. Semi-deluxe rifle with 26” oct bbl, half magazine, takedown with replacement Sheard front sight and a Remington style semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with I-style checkered, straight grain, American walnut with capped pistol grip & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue, slightly thinned over forearm area. Receiver retains 40-50% thin orig blue on the sides with traces of blue on top & bottom with wear & flaking to a silver/brown patina. Stock has a gouge by the heel and a scrape on right side of butt with normal handling & use marks showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-30658 (2,500-3,500)

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1084

*WINCHESTER SEMI-DELUXE MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 Spcl. SN 239377. Special order semi-deluxe rifle with 26” oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and special smokeless rear sight. Mounted with I-style checkered, slab-sawed, American walnut with Winchester hard rubber capped pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 75-80% strong orig blue on sides, slightly thinned over the top with most of the wear on bottom at carry point. Lever retains faded case colors on sides, turned silver on outer edge and hammer about 90% faded case colors. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains 50% of original finish, showing moderate to heavy wear on the checkering. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30571 JR348 (3,500-4,500)

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1085

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 221350. Special order rifle with 26” oct bbl, half nickel front sight with screw and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with capped pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is stamped “18945R”. The top tang channel of the buttstock is unmarked. Butt is stamped “1836” under the buttplate and has the pencil notation in script “Bought 1909 / LAC / $21.50”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright orig blue, slightly thinned on forend cap. Receiver retains 95-96% strong, bright orig blue with only sharp edge wear, slight thinning on bottom and a couple of small scratches on right side. Tangs retain most of their orig blue. Lever retains 50-60% faded case colors and the hammer about 80% with the buttplate retaining 85-90% faded colors. Stock has a tiny chip by the top right side at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish with minor nicks & scratches and some dulling on bottom of forearm. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Even though the numbers are not matching on the stock, it is readily apparent that this is the orig stock to the rifle. 4-31041 JR513 (4,000-7,000)

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1085A

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 666047. Standard grade rifle with very rare 16″ oct bbl, full magazine, standard front sight with screw, and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Rifles of this bbl length are so very rare. Usually short rifles are found with 18″-22″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong, bright, orig factory blue with slight muzzle and sharp edge wear with a few scattered spots of light surface rust and some pinpoint surface etching near front sight. Magazine tube has a small zigzag scratch near tip, apparently where magazine band was amateurishly removed. Receiver retains finish in sheltered areas, having flaked to a light patina on right side, and left side having been cleaned to a silver/gray with a patch of moderate pitting near front edge. Lever has faded case colors on sides and hammer retains about 80% strong case colors. Wood is sound with a few light bruises on forearm & a couple of heavier bruises on buttstock with light nicks & scratches elsewhere and retains most of a light wiped on finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with some light orange peel pitting. 4-31090 (4,000-7,000)

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1086

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. Cal. 32 WS. SN 406261. Standard grade rifle with scarce 22″ rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine with half nickel front sight with screw, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight & a Lyman 21 receiver side sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed, American walnut with straight stock & Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a small ding at muzzle. Magazine tube retains about 98% strong blue. Receiver retains 70-75% thin orig blue with balance silver brown patina. There are two spots of pitting on left rear side of receiver. Lever retains traces of case colors & hammer about 50% faded case colors. Wood is sound with forearm a hand rubbed patina & buttstock retaining about 50% orig varnish, both with light handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some slight orange peel effect in grooves. Goforth Collection 4-60538 JR141 (1,000-1,500)

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1087

*RARE U.S. PROPERTY WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 1028659. Standard grade carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. There is a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Top of receiver is marked “U.S.” to the left of the proofmark and an Ordnance Corps flaming bomb to right of proofmark. This carbine is similar to the so-called “Spruce” guns of WWI era, 1,800 of which were issued to U.S. troops in Washington & Oregon states guarding the lumber industry harvesting the Sitka spruce for the aircraft industry. This carbine was not manufactured until 1928, therefore, while similar in configuration, is not a Spruce gun, but simply a military inspected carbine. Accompanying this carbine is a 6-page article, apparently from an issue of Gun Report, regarding the Spruce guns, which lists this specific carbine and indicates that it is an “Arizona gun”, no indication what this means. The article also has a close-up photograph of the receiver ring of one of the Spruce guns which shows the “US” without periods. Our example has periods. Additionally accompanying is a copy of p. 442 from a printing of The Winchester Book, Madis, which has reprints of two letters from Winchester to their salesman in the WWI era, instructing them to solicit sales of commercial rifles and shotguns to local home guard units. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain virtually all of their orig factory finish with some slight thinning on magazine tube. Receiver retains 85-88% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. There are a series of light scratches on bottom right edge. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30653 JR315 (3,000-5,000)

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1088

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE THAT BELONGED TO AD TOPPERWEIN & ERNIE LIND. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 991811. Standard grade carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with 2,000 yard carbine ladder rear sight. It has a stud & ring in left side of receiver and is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a notarized letter from Mrs. Ernie Lind dated 3-22-92 wherein she states that Mr. Topperwein had given this carbine to Mr. Lind in 1945. Mr. Topperwein, along with his wife, Plinky, were the Winchester Factory Shooting Team from about 1901-1945 when Mr. Topperwein retired. He selected Dot & Ernie Lind to replace him as the Winchester Factory Shooting Team which position they held for over thirty years. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their strong, bright, orig factory blue and the receiver about 75-80% orig blue with the loss areas mostly flaked to a silver metal color. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & use mars and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30666 JR323 (5,500-7,500)

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1089

*LOT OF TWO WINCHESTER MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION CARBINES. 1) Eastern Carbine. Cal. 32 WS. SN 1061837. Very rare carbine with 20” stainless steel bbl and so marked on left side. It has full magazine with square base front sight and a Marbles replacement rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed, American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is in the white, having lost its orig finish, as that finish was very tenuous and easily removed. Magazine tube is a mottled blue/brown patina. Receiver retains most of a reblued finish. Wood is sound and retains most of a refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 2) Saddle ring carbine. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). SN 882379. Standard carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and a replacement Marbles rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, gumwood stock & forearm and a saddle ring stud in left side. Stud has been cut away and the ring is missing. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain 85-90% orig blue and receiver traces of blue. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches and retains an old finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-30726 JR431 (2,000-3,000)

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1090

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38-55. SN 457843. Standard carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight, slot blank in the rear seat & a Lyman loop tang sight. There is a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered gumwood stock & forearm with straight grip and carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their strong, dark, orig, factory blue with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has flaked to about 25% thin orig blue remaining with balance a silver gray/brown patina. Lever & hammer retain traces of case colors with balance turned silver. Stock has a repaired sliver by right lower tang with a hairline in tip of forearm with handling marks and a few dings & bruises and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30656 (2,000-3,000)

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1091

*ENGRAVED & GOLD PLATED WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN 3270321. According to consignor, this was made as a “one of a kind” for an oil company in Houston, TX. Beautiful decorative carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine, ramp front sight with hood & standard rear sight, missing elevator. Mounted with uncheckered, highly figured, streaky, slab sawed, American walnut with straight stock & Winchester embossed black composition buttplate. All metal is full gold plated with receiver, lever, bolt & bbl, along with both bbl bands have full coverage engraving with a series of oil derricks on left side and an oil field pump with storage tanks on right side. Balance of engraving is all very well executed foliate arabesque patterns. Consignor states that the title of this work is “1985 Tycoon”. CONDITION: Appears to be unfired since custom finishing after engraving. Retains all of its bright gold plating & fine stock finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-60264 (2,450-4,500)

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1092

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL ’92 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 998975. Standard grade carbine with rare 15” bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and Lyman 6A folding 2-leaf rear sight, 7-7/8” forearm. Receiver has a staple & ring in left side with the ring very carefully braided with old twine. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 50-60% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, turning to patina elsewhere. Receiver retains traces of orig blue, being mostly a cleaned, mottled silver/brown patina mixed with scattered fine surface pitting. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and has a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30783 JR459 (4,000-5,000)

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1093

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 808982. Standard grade carbine with 16” rnd bbl, square base front sight & a carbine ladder rear sight. There is a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered, gumwood stock & forearm with straight grip & carbine buttplate. Majority of these rare carbines were shipped to South America and are seldom ever encountered in the U.S. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig finish remain in most sheltered areas of bbl, magazine tube & receiver with balance a mottled, dark patina with fine pitting. Lever screw is battered. Forearm has a long crack at tip with another crack at receiver end and some rust damage around the receiver end of forearm. Stock is sound with a couple of plugged holes near the toe and all the wood retains a modern refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a ring about 4” or 5” from muzzle that doesn’t show on outside. 4-30098 JR237 (3,000-5,000)

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1094
Revised: 3/10/2007

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 119737. Fine special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight with loop. It has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, select, “I”-style checkered, American walnut with capped pistol grip stock & Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Forend cap & stock have sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as having been shipped Feb. 7, 1900, to order #51725, dbl set triggers are not mentioned but the letter goes on to say that the gun was returned and repaired Aug. 25, 1904 and the triggers added at that time. While the letter & factor records indicate shipment in 1900, rifle was actually manufactured in 1896. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with a few flaked spots on left side of bbl near muzzle & slightly thinned over chamber area. Magazine tube has rub marks from takedown. Receiver retains about 88-90% strong, bright, orig blue, mostly on sides with bottom thinned & turning to patina on front half & over the top. Lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, turned silver on edges. Hammer retains about 85% strong case colors. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear on forearm, retaining about 75% orig varnish. Buttstock shows light to moderate wear on checkering with a few scratches on each side and retains about all of its fine orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, a little frosty in grooves with a spot or two of light pitting. Goforth Collection 4-60569 (5,000-8,000)

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1095

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 300630. Fine, light little rifle with 24-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, altered half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% factory orig blue with scattered light freckles of fine surface rust. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue, mostly on sides, with top & bottom a gray/brown patina. Lever retains faded case colors on sides and the hammer about 85% strong case colors. Wood is sound with a gouge in right side of buttstock and light nicks & scratches elsewhere and overall retains about 85% orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-31043 JR516 (1,500-2,500)

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1096
Revised: 2/20/2007

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE. SN 1004994. 218BEE Cal. 24-1/4” rnd bbl. Made in 1927. This is a transition piece with the peep sight mounted on the bolt and the slot in the bbl plugged. Brass bead front sight with ramp. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% blue on bbl and action. Flaked on the left side of the lever and mostly gray patina on the buttplate. Receiver with three extra holes (two with screws). Wood has minor handling marks. Action is fine. Bore is bright. 4-58948 (1,000-2,000)

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1097

*VERY RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 2-BARREL SET. Cal. 45-90 & 33 WCF. SN 130409. One of the unusual rarities in Winchesters is a rifle returned to the factory for conversion to another caliber. This rifle started out life in 1904 as a standard grade rnd bbl rifle in 45-90 with full magazine. It was returned to the factory in 1906 and converted to a 33 caliber rnd bbl lightweight rifle with half magazine, deluxe fancy checkered stock & shotgun rubber buttplate with oil finish. The orig bbl was returned to the owner along with matching deluxe forearm and has been re-mounted on this rifle. Current configuration is a 26” rnd bbl, full magazine with ivory bead Beaches combination front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame grain, H-style checkered, American walnut with straight stock and a Winchester, solid red, rubber recoil pad. Left side of lower tang is stamped with assembly number “42” and “XX”. Assembly number also appears in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by its 24” rapid taper, rnd bbl with Lyman ivory bead, pedestal front sight and flat top rear sight. It also has an H-style checkered, highly figured forearm. It is additionally accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as described and as found. In addition it has copies of the museum hand written record. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The 45-90 bbl & full magazine retain virtually all of a fine satin finish. The 33 bbl & magazine tube retain about all of its orig factory blue with slight muzzle edge wear. Both forend caps retain about all of their bright factory blue with a fingernail sized spot of flaking on the cap on the 33 bbl. Receiver retains 96-97% glossy factory blue with visible polish lines in the proper place with a couple of small spots of flaking and a few tiny nicks & scratches. Lever & hammer retain about all of their brilliant factory case colors, moderately faded on outside edge of lever. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks with the 33 forearm having a tiny bruise and the 45-90 forearm a small scrape, otherwise all three pieces retain virtually all of their fine factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores on both bbls. 4-30629 JR325 (30,000-50,000)

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1098

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-65. SN 28289. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine & an unusual wide base, large, Rocky Mountain style front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, flame, burl & shell grain, H-style checkered, American walnut with black insert pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. It has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang under wood is stamped with assembly number “633” & “XXX”. This assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter fully identifying this rifle and indicating shipment June 5, 1889. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% strong, bright, orig, blue with a couple of nicks on edges. Forend cap retains 50-60% dark case colors. Receiver retains about 80% faded case colors, stronger on left side, brilliant in sheltered areas. Top tang has outline of a tang sight base where case colors are brilliant. Lever retains 50-60% faded case colors & hammer about 80%. Lower tang is mostly brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a series of bruises on right side of comb. Forearm retains about 75% brilliant piano varnish finish with back half dulled, showing light wear in most areas, but very thin at carry point. Buttstock shows light wear on checkering & retains most of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Goforth Collection 4-60559 (12,500-17,500)

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1099

*WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 126266. Fine, special order deluxe ’86 with 26” oct to rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine with highly figured, flame grain, center crotch cut, American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock, 13-1/4” over a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. There is a gold initial plate on bottom engraved in script, “W.D. King”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their orig blue turned slightly dull. Receiver retains 15-20% orig blue, under some artificial aging. Lever retains 75-80% case colors, strong in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere and hammer about 95% strong orig case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its beautiful, orig, piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. This rifle has seen very little use, but apparently the receiver flaked severely and someone gave it a little touch-up. 4-30860 JR211 (10,000-15,000)

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CUSTOM DELUXE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 EX (50-110). SN 61238. Spectacular custom restored deluxe ’86 with 26” replacement oct bbl, full magazine, brass bead front sight and a marbles semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with extremely beautiful, “F” carved & checkered flame grain, American walnut with black wedge insert, serpentine, pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved with a flat gold moose on left side and a standing bull buffalo on right side with gold wire border around the vignettes. Both vignettes have beautifully detailed background. Both sides of lever & hammer have gold wire inlay with a wide gold band at muzzle and receiver ends of the bbl. The receiver, forend cap, lever, hammer & buttplate have spectacular, brilliant, Turnbull style, bone charcoal case colors. It also has a sgl set trigger. Consignor states that this was, in fact, Doug Turnbull’s personal rifle that he used on several hunts. A photograph of Doug & his guide with this rifle and a recently harvested buffalo accompany this rifle. CONDITION: Very fine. Restored finish is spectacular with brilliant blue & case colors and a wonderful bright finish on wood. Wood has a few, very minor, scratches in the finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31042 JR514 (6,000-10,000)

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ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. SN 92868. Beautiful ’86 with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver & lever are very nicely, after market engraved with large vignette of a raised, leaping, silver, whitetail buck on left side and a raised silver bear’s head on bottom. Both sides and bottom of receiver are outlined with gold wire and has complete coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a stippled background. Loading gate on right side is also outlined with gold wire. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish to both metal & wood. Wood has a few minor nicks & scratches and magazine tube shows some light wear around bbl band. There is some slight rust pimpling on bbl about mid-point. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore with a spot or two of fine pitting. 4-30861 JR212 (3,500-5,000)

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SCARCE BIG BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 ex (50-110). SN 83938. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, homemade German silver, Rocky Mountain front sight, 1886 marked ladder rear sight and Lyman tang sight with loop. It is mounted with uncheckered, straight-grain, American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. It has single-set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with set-trigger and shotgun butt and indicating shipment Feb, 21, 1894. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain a smooth light plum/blue patina with a few scattered spots of light rust. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with the balance turned silver to gray. Lever and hammer retain faded case colors. Set trigger screw is broken but set trigger functions. Rear sight has old repair. Forearm has a couple of deep gouges and several cuts and stock has a carved initial on the left side with usual handling and use marks elsewhere and overall retains a hand worn patina. Buttstock with tight, short hairline surface crack at tang. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. Goforth Collection 4-60608 (4,000-6,000)

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1103

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-56. SN 95924. Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, uncheckered straight grain, American walnut with straight grip & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 70-75% thin orig blue turning to brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with the balance turned silver, gray on bottom. Lever retains 30-40% faded case colors in sheltered areas and on sides and hammer about 75% faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains all of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-30578 JR358 (2,500-3,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-65. SN 84970. Standard grade rifle with 26” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, streaky, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of their orig factory blue turning plum with light fine surface rust. Receiver retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas with about 70% milky, silvered case colors mixed with medium patina. Lever retains 50-60% bright case colors on sides with the edges turned dark. Hammer retains about 75% bright case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and an orig, raised grain look signifying a very little used rifle. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-31058 JR515 (2,500-5,000)

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1105

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 129793. Standard grade rifle with 22” tapered, lightweight, rnd bbl with pedestal mounted, ivory bead, Lyman hunting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight that has been filed flat. Left side of receiver is mounted with a Lyman 21 side sight. Mounted with highly figured, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and Winchester hard rubber, shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine, may be unfired. Retains 98-99% strong, bright, orig blue to bbl & receiver with a pencil eraser sized spot on top rear edge of receiver. Lever retains most of its orig case colors, bright & strong on sides, faded on outer edges. Hammer retains about 90% brilliant colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish finish. There are a couple of small dings on the takedown ring and another on front edge of receiver. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31037 JR518 (6,000-10,000)

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1106

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE. Cal. 33 WCF. SN 129257. Special order rifle with 24” tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead front sight, no rear sight & a Lyman 56 receiver sight. Left side of receiver has two plugged holes, apparently from a Lyman 21 side sight having been removed. Mounted with nicely figured, “I” style checkered American walnut with capped pistol grip and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains 65-70% thinning orig blue with some chemical staining at left side at muzzle. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks showing heavy wear and a small gouge on the forearm with equally heavy wear on wrist and buttstock retaining about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-30092 JR231 (2,000-2,500)

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1107

*EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 71 LEVER ACTION RIFLE Cal. 348. SN 617. Standard grade rifle with 24” tapered rnd bbl, Sheard ramp front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, mounted with amateur checkered straight-grain walnut with semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. It has a deluxe forend cap. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains about 90% of an old reblue with light splatters of chemical spotting on bbl and fine rust on receiver. Stock has a repair by right upper tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish with nicks, dings, scratches, and gouges. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore, dark in grooves. 4-30159 JR26 (500-1,000)

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1108

WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-72. SN 45306. Standard grade rifle with 26” tapered oct bbl, replacement Sheard front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has two plugged holes for a receiver sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with black insert, schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright orig blue with only sharp edge wear & some slight thinning over chamber area. Receiver retains 93-95% glossy bright blue with natural striation lines down both sides and one small spot of pitting on left side. Cartridge box retains about 70-75% thinning orig blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its strong orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a spot or two of very light rust. 4-30030 JR47 (3,500-5,000)

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1109

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 405. SN 67321. Standard grade rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, half nickel, pedestal mounted front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. The top adjusting screw on receiver sight is a replacement, the retainer screw on side is missing and pointer is missing. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with black insert, semi-schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 80% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of pitting. Receiver retains about 70% orig blue with balance a light patina. Wood is sound with nicks & dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore in need of a good scrubbing. 4-30161 JR10 (1,000-1,500)

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1110

*WINCHESTER MODEL 95 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 405. SN 419488. Standard grade rifle with 24” tapered rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Sheard front sight, slot blank in rear seat and a Redfield receiver sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with black insert, schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Bbl has a dovetailed sling eye on bottom with a corresponding eye in the stock. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig factory blue with a spot or two of light rust. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue with cleaned spots, mostly on right side. Cartridge box is mostly bright metal. Wood is sound and retains about 75% of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some orange peel pitting. 4-30166 JR15 (1,500-2,000)

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1111

RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1881 MEDIUM FRAME LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 12802. Consignor states that there are only two medium frame Model 1881’s known in caliber 45-70. Both, including this one, are listed as caliber 40-60. However, consignor states that careful measuring of the bbl on this rifle by a qualified gunsmith disclosed that this bbl is not from a heavy frame rifle, as the threads & bbl size are far too small to fit the larger frame and the bbl has not been cut and set back. This is a fine deluxe Marlin with “light” receiver that measures 1.032” thick vs. the 1.140” of a “heavy” receiver. It has 28” oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight, missing elevator. Mounted with nicely figured, streaky, checkered, American walnut with style “B” checkering & pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap & smooth, steel, semi-crescent buttplate. Receiver is nicely engraved, probably by Nimschke, with the vignette of a bull elk on left side and a grizzly bear on right side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. It has dbl set triggers, missing the adjustment screw. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with 28” bbl, S.L. trigger, & pistol grip stock, shipped May 26, 1886. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even, plum/brown patina with some thinning on magazine tube. Receiver retains silvered case colors turning gray on top & bottom and lever. Forearm has a couple of cracks near receiver and stock a crack on right side of wrist with another back of top tang, missing a small piece by the top tang and overall has usual handling & use marks with forearm showing heavy wear & buttstock moderate wear. Forearm retains a hand worn patina while buttstock retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting in grooves. 4-30646 JR275 (10,000-15,000)

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1112

VERY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN 10352. Consignor states that this rifle was owned & used by Floyd Marriott, a vigilante in the California gold fields in the 1880’s and 1890’s. Consignor states that Marriott was known to not have worn a hood during his vigilante activities and was later exiled to a foreign country in his old age, similar to what was done for Granville Stewart of Montana, also a famous vigilante. Model 1881 rifles are scarce to start out with, deluxe rifles are even more scarce and an engraved deluxe is the most scarce. This fine rifle has an additional feature of the very rare 30” extra heavy bbl with magazine tube 2” shorter than the bbl, from the factory. It has a modified Lyman hunting front sight, missing the ivory bead and a Winchester “1876” marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, early style checkered French walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent, smooth steel buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved, probably by L.D. Nimschke with vignette of a running elk on left side, a grizzly bear on right side and a tiny elk head on the top of bolt. Vignettes are all surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-60 with 30” oct bbl, shipped March 31, 1885. CONDITION: About fine. No orig finish remains being a light gray/brown patina over all metal surfaces with scattered spots of light surface discoloration. Engraving is sharp & clear with good, fine detail remaining. Stock has a gouge out of comb with a long scratch over forearm with other light to moderate nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear. Forearm is a smooth, hand worn patina while the buttstock retains 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some frosting in grooves. 4-30644 JR273 (10,000-15,000)

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1113

RARE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. SN 18675. Unusual standard grade rifle with engraving and a 28” oct bbl, full magazine, German silver, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. The light receiver is very nicely engraved, probably by Nimschke with a vignette of a grizzly bear on left side and a buffalo head on right side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with 28” bbl, shipped April 12, 1889. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain mostly a blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas. Receiver, lever & hammer retain traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas with silvered case colors on sides of receiver, turned gray over top & bottom. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks & scratches with forearm retaining about 50% orig varnish and buttstock about 90% with some oil staining near receiver. Lever latch spring is a little weak, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with good shine & light pitting in grooves. 4-30630 JR274 (7,500-12,500)

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1114

RARE MARLIN MODEL 1881 PRESENTATION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 5178. Standard grade rifle with 28” oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent, smooth, steel buttplate. It has dbl set triggers & a rare 2-5/16” silver oval plaque on left side of buttstock, engraved in period script “Presented to / L.J. Moorhead / by Boulder Hose No. 1 / Dec. 1. 1883.” It is secured with four pins. Mr. Moorhead was the Fire Chief for Boulder for a number of years and was presented this rifle by one of his Fire Companies. Consignor states that Mr. Moorhead was the first Fire Chief of Boulder and the rifle was presented upon his retirement. Consignor further states that he talked with a descendent of Mr. Moorhead who stated that it took about one year to receive the rifle and that Mr. Moorhead was left handed, therefore the placque on the left side of the stock to accommodate his shooting style. Consignor further states that he had conversations with old Marlin employees who stated that the only time the factory was unable to keep up with demand was in the 1882-1883 period. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-70, 28” oct bbl with S.L. trigger shipped June 19, 1883. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong, orig blue with slight sharp edge & muzzle wear. Magazine tube retains strong blue in sheltered areas with balance a blue/brown patina. Receiver retains 80-85% glossy orig blue with light freckles of flaking and some fine pinpoints of light surface rust. Flaked areas are a medium patina. Forearm is sound with remnants of an old dark, added finish on forearm, being mostly a hand worn patina. Buttstock has a couple of repaired slivers at the toe, otherwise it is sound with some staining around the buttplate and retains most of an old, light colored restored finish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30641 JR272 (10,000-15,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN MODEL 1881 WITH REBATED FRAME. Cal. 45-70. SN 231. Standard grade rifle with 28” oct bbl, full magazine, homemade front sight utilizing a slot blank with a piece of filed copper for a blade. Rear sight is flat top altered from a semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel, semi-crescent buttplate. Bottom front of receiver has the distinctive step found only on about the first 400 of this model Marlin, according to consignor. Bottom of receiver, below serial number, and slightly off-center is a period installed rivet, purpose of which is not known. Cody Firearms Museum has no record of this rifle. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with metal being a smooth plum/gray patina with scattered light surface pitting. Stock has a hairline on left side of wrist & another at rear of forearm, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm retaining a dark, hand worn patina and buttstock about 60-70% orig varnish. The magazine follower seems to bypass the cartridge stop & will not allow carrier to extend when magazine is empty. When magazine is loaded everything functions fine, otherwise mechanics are fine with strong bright bore and a few spots of light pitting. 4-30645 JR277 (8,000-12,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN MODEL 1881 SMOOTH BORE RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 4256. Standard grade heavy frame rifle with 28” oct bbl, full magazine, German silver, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has a completely smooth bore that measures .454 inches. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel, semi-crescent buttplate. Consignor states that in the November 1883 issue of The American Field (a tabloid like firearms publication) listed “the new Marlin Lever Action Shotgun in 45-70 shot.” Consignor also states that only eight or ten of these rare smoothbore rifles are known. The record at the Cody Firearms Museum is blank for this rifle. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains with metal being a smooth silver brown patina with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with numerous small scratch marks from scrubbing. 4-30642 JR276 (5,500-7,500)

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Revised: 3/10/2007

*MARLIN MODEL 1893 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 206643. Factory records show this beautiful rifle was shipped on August 24, 1900. It has 26” oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with “A” checkered, center crotch cut American walnut with serpentine grip stock and crescent buttplate. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are case colored. Accompanied by a rare, numbered NRA medallion for the “TEN BEST ARMS AWARD” from the NRA Annual Meeting of 2006 and the small blue & white NRA plaque that accompanies the award. CONDITION: Crisp & new, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to bbl, magazine tube, forend cap & sights. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain 100% of their brilliant factory case colors and the wood about all of its wonderful factory varnish finish with a few minor creases in buttstock finish and a slight bruise on right side of wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30073 JR48 (10,000-15,000)

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1118

SCARCE FULL NICKEL DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 87628. Unusual deluxe Marlin with 24” oct bbl, full magazine, dovetail German silver front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight that has been filed flat and a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with highly figured, flame grain, center cut, B-checkered American walnut with serpentine grip and crescent buttplate. This rifle is one of 55,119 built in period 1899-1903. Few have special order features and plated items are doubly rare. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as caliber 32 with 24” oct bbl & pistol grip stock shipped April 28, 1893. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong, orig nickel finish with some fine freckling on bbl & receiver. Buttplate retains about 75% orig nickel. There is a series of small scratches on left side of grip in the checkering with the forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and overall the wood is sound with what appears to be, an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-30394 JR260 (7,000-10,000)

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MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 68142. Standard grade rifle with 24” oct bbl, modified Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight filed flat on top. Top tang has two open holes where a tang sight was removed. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Good. Metal is mostly a dark brown patina with blue in very sheltered areas with some fine pitting around muzzle and light rust on flats. Stock has a crack on right side of wrist and is missing a sliver on left side, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains about 75% orig varnish, heat crazed on buttstock. Receiver screws are battered. There are scattered spots of paint spatters over metal & wood. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a spot or two of rust. 4-30056 JR28 (1,500-2,500)

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*MARLIN MODEL 410 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN 6745. Blue finish with 26” tapered rnd bbl, sgl bead with no provision for a rear sight and a matted stripe down top of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered American walnut with an unusual replacement forearm that has a modified hand stop. Buttstock has the serpentine pistol grip and a Marlin hard rubber buttplate with chipped toe. About 6,500 of these unusual shotguns were made in period 1929-1932 and were used primarily as premiums when someone purchased four shares of Marlin preferred stock. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue, somewhat thinned over forearm. Receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue and lever about 85% dark case colors, brighter on sides. Wood is sound with forearm retaining most of its custom finish and buttstock about 75% of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30226 JR220 (1,000-1,500)

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1121

*DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1897 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 152323. Fine Model ’97 with 24” tapered oct bbl, full magazine, silver bead front sight & a replacement semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, checkered, flame grain American walnut with “S” style pistol grip and semi-crescent steel buttplate. Left side of receiver has two extra plugged holes with a plugged hole in top of receiver. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 75-80% strong orig blue with a cleaned area about mid-point over a filled extra dovetail, apparently from an old scope mount. Magazine tube retains about 90% blue turning plum. Receiver has traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas with balance turned silver to brown. Stock has a grain check in left side of pistol grip and forearm has a hairline by receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains a dark hand worn patina with some oil staining around receiver. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30045 JR45 (750-1,250)

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1122

COLT BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 2394. Standard grade rifle, one of only 6,403 made in period 1883-85, with 25-1/2” oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in rear sear & a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 88-90% orig brown and magazine tube is a light silver/brown patina. Receiver retains 60-70% thin orig blue with natural striation lines down sides, mixed with light patina. Lever & hammer retain thin case colors mixed with silver patina. Forearm has a repair with wood filler in usual place, over loading gate spring, otherwise wood is sound and overall retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30008 JR49 (7,500-12,500)

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1123

WHITNEY KENNEDY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45/60 SN 276. 28” oct bbl. Standard “Whitneyville Armory, CT, U SA. / Kennedy” on top of bbl in front of rear sight, 45 Cal “60 Gr” behind rear sight. Upper tang is marked “PAT’D JAN.7-73. / AP’L 1(2) MAY 13. & AUG.12-79” Dovetail front sight has a German silver blade. Compartment under sliding trapdoor on butt is empty. CONDITION: 40% blue overall. Worn on edges with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Wood has minor dents and scratches, but retains about 60% varnish. Bore is bright but lightly pitted. Number on side of lever is “075”. Mechanically fine. 4-31025 FS151 (1,400-1,750)

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1124

*RARE CASED MARLIN MODEL 43A PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN 2-BARREL SET. Cal. 12 ga. SN 6675. Consignor states that there is only one other known cased Marlin shotgun and it is a Grade 15 with one bbl, making this a one of a kind Marlin shotgun. The Model 43 was produced from 1922-1930 in fairly limited numbers but it is believed there are only two known cased sets for this scarce model. One bbl is 30” choked FULL and the other 28” choked IMP-CYL. Both bbls have matted top with sgl brass bead and a serrated top receiver. Mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain, English walnut with two small rnd, checkered forearms & checkered pistol grip stock with serpentine grip cap, 13-3/4” over a collapsed leather-faced waffle pad. Accompanied by its orig green felt lined, leather trunk case, fitted for the stocked receiver and both sets of bbls and the extremely rare, orig, 4-pc brass cleaning rod by C.M. Powers Gun Cleaner with the built in oiler in the handle. Consignor states that he has been offered a large sum of money for the cleaning rod alone. Also there is a hinged lid box in one end containing cleaning implements. CONDITION: The 30” bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a few spots of flaking on right side over the forearm area. The 28” bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue with some fine freckles of light rust and thinning over chamber area and on magazine tube. Wood is sound with both forearms & stock having light handling & use marks and retain most of their fine, orig oil finish turned slightly dark. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. The case is fine with the exterior scuffed & worn with worn edges & corners, missing a few spots of leather but still completely intact and retaining generous amounts of its orig brown finish. Interior is lightly soiled with some mothing & overall in fine condition. The handle is deteriorated and should be handled carefully. 4-30640 JR327 (6,000-10,000)

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1124A

COLT GATLING MODEL 1890. Cal. 45-70. SN 499. 32” rnd to hex bbls. The gun has been restored. Tiprod was made recently for display. Position #1 has bbl #1 with RAC proofs from another gun and bolt #9 with assembly #103 and no inspector mark. Position 2 has an orig RAC bbl #2 with bolt #8 and assembly K59 with RAC proofs. Position 3 has an orig bbl with RAC proofs and bolt #3 with assembly #143 and RAC proofs. Position 4 has the orig bbl with RAC proofs and bolt #8 assembly K51 with RAC proofs. Position 5 has a #6 bbl with DEC proofs and #20 bolt with assembly 116 DFC proofs. Position 6 has a newer RAC bbl with #6 on it, bolt with assembly K60 and RAC proofs. Position 7 has a replaced #7 bbl with RAC proofs and #7 bolt with assembly 189 and RAC proofs. Position 8 has the orig bbl with RAC proofs and #2 bolt with assembly 151 and no inspector marks. Position 9 has the orig bbl with RAC proofs and bolt #8 and assembly K$! with RAC proofs. Position 10has #9 bbl with DFC proofs and a new bolt by Anderson. The bolt retracting plug and chain are new, the spring and screw for the magazine plate catch are missing. Both parts of the magazine plate, for the Bruce Feed, are numbered “8”. The number N47102 has beenn stamped in 7/16” high letters on the lower quadrant of the breech housing. RAC inspector marks are found on the magazine plate, the frame, the breech housing, the Cacsabal and traversing rod slide. Two stick magazines accompany the gun, but are not correct. CONDITION: Engraved markings on the breech housing are fine. There are a number of dents on the brass parts. Iron parts are generally smooth gray patina with scattered light pitting. Reproduction tripod and yoke are like new. Maechanism is fine. 4-31077 (45,000-75,000)

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1125

*RARE CASED WINCHESTER HIGH WALL TAKEDOWN SCHUTZEN RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. SN 109315. Spectacular & rare cased high wall with 30” No. 3 weight oct bbl, windgage globe front sight, slot blank in rear seat with a mid-range vernier tang sight with 3” staff. Mounted with spectacular flame grain, highly figured, checkered, American walnut with black insert, semi-schnable tipped forearm and heavy Schutzen stock that has squared comb and thick cheekpiece with checkered, capped pistol grip and a Helm steel Schutzen buttplate with long prongs. It also has Schutzen dbl set triggers with spur lever. Top of the bbl is factory drilled & tapped for target scope blocks and it is accompanied by a Winchester A5 target scope with its orig lens covers and extremely rare leather carrying case. Forearm is factory fitted with a palm rest base. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “7756” and “X”. Assembly number is also found on butt of the stock, under the buttplate and inside toe of the buttplate. Right side of buttstock has 2-3/16” silver oval inlay engraved “PRESENTED / BY / J. & M. Haffen”. Also accompanied by its orig & extremely rare, green felt lined, leather trunk case, compartmented in bottom for stocked receiver, bbl, the orig mushroom palm rest, the orig semi-buckhorn rear sight with its orig envelope, a lead foil tube of Winchester grease, an old leatherette covered, gem razor box filled with over-powder cards and a punch. The other end has a compartment containing a box of 49 new primed empty 32-40 brass casings and two boxes of Winchester No. 5 primers, one full and one almost full. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as found with all accessories, although the case is not mentioned, as having been shipped May 25, 1910. It was returned & repaired Aug. 31, 1911. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong, orig factory blue with only faint, sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some freckling on the left side. Lever, hammer & breechblock retain most of their orig case colors, turned dark on lever and slightly faded on hammer, brilliant on breechblock. Wood is sound with very minor handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig piano varnish finish. Buttplate retains about 50-60% orig blue with balance flaked to a medium patina. Will not cock on closing, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Case & accessories and scope case are fine. The scope retains most of its orig blue with good optics. 4-30622 JR326 (25,000-35,000)

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1126

RARE DELUXE HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 35554. Spectacular & unusual high wall with rare 36” No. 4 weight oct bbl, Beach’s ivory bead wind gage front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a thin base, mid-range Vernier tang sight with 2-3/4” staff. It has a sgl set trigger. Mounted with extremely beautiful, flame grain, center crotch cut, checkered American walnut with H-style checkered, black insert, schnable tip forearm & pistol grip stock with black insert, serpentine grip and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under wood, has assembly number “2811” and “XXX”. Top tang channel of buttstock is stamped with this assembly number as is the inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with set trigger & checkered pistol grip stock, shipped Sept. 11, 1889. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, somewhat thin and turning plum about mid-point with sharp edge wear and muzzle wear. Receiver & lever retain most of their orig case colors, faded & turning silver. Stock has a couple of tiny hairlines, back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine, professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some light pitting just in front of chamber. 4-30600 JR279 (22,500-32,500)

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1127

FINE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 25 WCF (25-20). SN 41287. Fine, light sporting rifle with 28” No. 1 weight oct to rnd bbl, Beaches gold washed, combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman loop, s-code tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with black insert, semi-schnable tipped forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. This rifle is somewhat unusual in that it was made in 1889 but undoubtedly delivered at a later date as the cartridge was reportedly not developed until the early 1890’s. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its wonderful, orig factory finish to both metal & wood with bright blue on the bbl & brilliant case colors on receiver. Lever retains most of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, fading on outer edge. Buttplate retains 65-70% faded case colors, mixed with light surface rust. Wood is sound with a couple of small scratches on buttstock and light handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This is a little-used high wall in a hard to find caliber. 4-30395 JR306 (4,500-7,500)

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1128

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38 WCF. SN 76158. 28” oct No. 3 bbl. An additional number, 142, has been stamped on bottom of bbl ahead of forearm and on tail of lower tang. Factory letter verifies current configuration of this gun. CONDITION: Excellent overall. 95% blue on bbl with minor dents and scratches, worn on sharp edges. Brilliant casehardening colors on action. Stock retains about 95% of the varnish with minor dents and scratches. Bore is bright with light scattered pitting. Mechanically fine. 4-30798 FS265 (5,000-6,000)

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1129

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL RIFLE. Cal. 38 EX. SN 65348. Scarce caliber in this fine single shot rifle. It has 30” No. 3 weight rnd bbl with ivory bead combination front sight, 3-leaf platinum line, carbine express, rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with black insert, semi-schnable tip forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% dull orig blue with only slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains 85-90% orig case colors, somewhat faded on sides and thin over top & bottom. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches with the forearm retaining 60-70% orig varnish and buttstock about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some fine orange peel pitting just in front of chamber. 4-30396 JR309 (4,500-6,500)

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1130

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 25-20ss. SN 101298. 28” oct number 3 bbl. This special order rifle was shipped as it is currently configured, March 3, 1906, with a close coupled dbl set trigger, graduated peep sight, Lyman #17 target front sight, Lyman spirit level in rear bbl seat and large Swiss buttplate. This is a very rare set of specifications. Stock is 4-3/4” high at buttplate instead of the normal 4-3/16”. CONDITION: Very good to fine with 80% thinning blue overall. 60% casehardening, all mixed with widely scattered specks of rust. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Buttplate retains almost all of its orig nickel plating. Mechanically fine. Bore is very dark. 4-30797 FS264 (5,000-6,000)

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1131

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 LOW WALL RIFLE. Cal. 22 WRF. SN 85453. Standard grade rifle with 26” No. 1 weight oct to rnd bbl, small tube front sight, slot blank in rear seat and an unusual musket style tang sight with exposed tension spring. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered, American walnut with black insert, semi-schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 25-30% thin, orig blue with the middle 1/3 a silver/brown patina. Receiver retains 75-80% thinning orig blue with some flaking to medium patina. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting just in front of chamber. This is a fairly scarce caliber in this rifle. 4-30397 JR307 (1,500-2,000)

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1132

SCARCE MODEL 1897 DOUBLE W WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE BOARD. This desirable and colorful cartridge board features an A B Frost vignette in the center depicting two bear hunters with a dead bear and Winchester rifles. On the right, a bull moose head and on the right a flying drake mallard. A fine board with exposed image with 226 items including rimfire & centerfire handgun & rifle cartridges, brass shotshells, paper shotshells, three window shotshells, primer & cap boxes and bullets. Face of board has the Winchester Reeating Arms Co. logo in red with advertising around the board. Mounted in a still intact and gold lined, oak frame. Orig backing paper has orig. label which states: “PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS / OF THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE”. SIZE: 63” wide x 46” high (incl. frame, 49” wide x 31-3/4” high (image only). CONDITION: Some fading but color generally strong. Scattered abrasions and fly specks with a few spots of discoloration particularly on the vignette. All cartridges are present. A classic Winchester ad and a great focal point for any Winchester collection. 4-30234 (17,500-27,500)

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1133

WINCHESTER ADVERTISING PRINT BY H.R. POORE. Famous 1925 print commissioned by Winchester of four large hounds, reportedly bear dogs, owned by some of the Winchester family. Exposed image measures 34-5/8” x 25-1/16”, untrimmed and is the orig size. It has artist’s signature & “PHILADELPHIA” in lower left corner. Mounted in an orig, undecorated, oak frame, 42-1/2” x 33”. CONDITION: Print has two small scratches on front leg of left dog that does not really affect overall image. Colors are orig, bright & strong. Frame is fine with some slight shrinkage in corners. 4-58364 (2,000-3,000)

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1133A

LOT OF FOUR WINCHESTER WESTERN PRINTS. 1) 45” x 31-1/2” with hunter and flying pheasant. 2) 43” x 29-3/8” running rabbit 3) 43” x 29-1/4” running buck 4) 45-3/4” x 31” squirrel in tree. All dated 1955 and mounted on canvas. CONDITION: Like new. 4-30247 FS146 (300-600)

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1134

VERY RARE SHARPS MODEL 1874 GERMAN PATTERN/SCHUTZEN RIFLE. Cal. 40. 1-1/16 (40-50 Bottleneck). SN 162203. There are only 69 of these rare rifles made at Bridgeport, July 1877 to Oct 1878. They were all made with 30” oct bbl & heavy sporting stock with cheek piece and sporting or Schutzen buttplate. They are listed with globe front sight, Lawrence rear sight and a sporting tang base with mid range vernier stem & double set triggers. This information is detailed on page 233 of Sharps Firearms, Sellers. This rifle matches the above description precisely with its shallow, shadow cheek piece & nickeled brass Schutzen buttplate. The top of the bbl has standard “Old Reliable” & Bridgeport markings. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut which is unusual in that most of the known German pattern Sharps have checkered wood. The forearm has a threaded palm rest socket above the rear screw & there is another one near the root of the lever. The right side of the butt stock has a 1-3/4” long elliptical silver plate inlaid and screwed into the wood & is engraved “John Zillmann”. Accompanied by a 2-page letter dated April 25, 1965, on Bill Peace Co. letterhead of East Bernard, Texas discussing these rifles. Also accompanying is a photocopy of page 226 of the Bridgeport Production Record for March 13, 1878 which lists this rifle. Virtually the entire production of these rifles, which were designed by Charles E. Overbaugh for the New York Central Schutzen Corps, and all but three were purchased by the club president, C. F. Gennerich for club members. Mr. Overbaugh was the financial underwriter for the purchase. Additionally accompanied by a period chocolate brown, Moroccan leather, soft, full length case with lockable flap & strap. It also has a carrying strap. Flap has a small metal oval engraved “H. Geusgen”. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except the tang sight & the buttplate which are not numbered. The bbl is a smooth, even dark brown patina with some fine, light surface rust. The receiver retains case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly a brown patina with light rust on the left side. The lockplate retains about 40% faded case colors and the hammer having traces of the case colors with the balance a mottled, silver/brown patina. The tang sight is a dark brown patina. The stock has a repaired crack at the heel otherwise the wood is sound and retains about 85% strong original varnish with some damage on the edge of the cheek piece and oil staining around the buttplate & receiver areas. Mechanics are fine, bright & shiny bore. Case is soft & supple with some dryness & folds and retains about 75% orig finish. 4-31065 JR549 (6,000-10,000)

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1135

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 40-50 Sharps Bottleneck. SN 155022. Beautiful sporting rifle with 32″ oct bbl, Sharps front sight with altered blade and a standard Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight with a sporting rifle tang sight with windage bar. Bbl has std Hartford markings. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, American walnut with pewter tipped rnd forearm and straight stock with carbine or musket style steel buttplate. Receiver has usual markings on left side. Lockplate is unmarked. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including stock, forearm & buttplate. Bbl retains most of its orig factory blue with only minor muzzle edge wear and some miniscule nicks on sharp edges. Receiver, lockplate & lever retain most of their orig factory case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Wood is sound and retains most of a beautiful finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some slight frosting just in front of chamber. Baldwin Collection 4-30009 JR7 (15,000-25,000)

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1136

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 44-2-5/8” SN 155254 30” part oct bbl. Walnut stock. Pewter forearm tip. Dbl set triggers. Standard, one-line Hartford address on bbl with “CALIBRE 44” at rear and “SHARPS RIFLE CO / PAT APR.6.1869” on left side of receiver. CONDITION: Very good, with 60% blue on bbl with surface rust and light-to-moderate pitting on bottom. Casehardening is mostly silvered out with traces of color on left side of receiver and on lockplate in protected areas. Lever , trigger plate and buttplate have silvered out and turned dark. Wood has normal handling marks with hairline cracks at buttplate. Mechanically fine. Bore is bright with light-to-moderate pitting near chamber. 4-30631 FS33 (7,000-12,000)

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1137

FINE SHARPS BORCHARDT 2-BAND RIFLE WITH J.P. LOWER ASSOCIATION. Cal. 45-70. SN 8309. Fine, military style rifle with 32-1/8” tapered rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 1,100 yard ladder, military style rear sight. Top of bbl has the company name & Bridgeport address, along with “OLD RELIABLE” in script. Left side of receiver has the usual markings. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with full length forearm and two bands with the upper band having a sling swivel with a corresponding swivel on front of receiver. It has a knurled head ramrod in the channel on bottom of the forestock. It has straight stock with Sharps coarse checkered, steel buttplate. Left side of butt, by the buttplate, has the small rnd cartouche of the J.P. Lower Co. of Colorado. This is one of approx. 6,900 in this style Borchardt rifle produced in period 1878-1881, many of which were sold overseas. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & receiver retain most of their strong, orig blue, slightly thinned over the lower forearm area. Wood is sound with a couple of gouges on buttstock and usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some scattered fine pitting just in front of the chamber. 4-30398 JR308 (5,000-8,000)

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1138

FINE REMINGTON HEPBURN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38/55. SN 10006. 30” oct bbl. Walnut stock. Wind gauge front sight. Rear bbl sight has been removed. Lyman peep sight has replaced the vernier tang sight. Standard Remington markings on top of bbl with “HEPBURNS PAT / OCT. 7TH 1879”. Also equipped with rear double set triggers. Notch has been filed in bottom of receiver. CONDITION: 95% dull blue on bbl, worn on edges and at rear sight slot. Brilliant casehardening colors on the action, silvering out on triggerguard bow. There is a bruise in the center of the comb of the stock, otherwise excellent. Bore is bright with light pitting at front of chamber. 4-30735 FS134 (3,500-5,000)

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1139

DELUXE ENGRAVED WESTLEY RICHARDS MARTINI SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 577/450. SN 7508. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 30” rnd bbl, with full flat top, matted rib, ramp front sight, and the very rare, 7-leaf platinum-line rear sight graduated to 1,200 yards. Rib has maker’s name & address. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky, checkered French walnut with horn insert schnable tip forearm & horn insert pistol grip stock, 14-1/8” over a smooth steel buttplate with trap. Receiver is very nicely & tastefully engraved with light arabesque patterns and raised, gold inlays of a rider on a camel in front of the pyramids of Giza on left side with the three pyramids and a Sphinx in raised gold on right side. Left side also has the maker’s name & address in flush gold & right side has “Martini Patent” in flush gold. Bottom left edge of receiver has serial number in flush gold and it is also on left side of bbl with a gold band at chamber end. Lever & trigger bow are engraved to match. Accompanied by a box containing 9-rds of Kynoch ammunition with patched bullets. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its strong, orig finish with some thinning on left side of chamber area of bbl. Lever & breechblock retain most of their strong case colors, slightly faded. Wood is sound and retains most of a beautiful, professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30648 JR280 (3,500-5,000)

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1140

MARLIN BALLARD NO 6-1/2 OFFHAND MID-RANGE RIFLE. Cal. Appears to be 40-65 Everlasting. SN 3344. Fine semi-Schutzen style target/hunting rifle with 30” oct to rnd mid-weight bbl, globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight, with a thick base vernier tang sight with 2-3/4” staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered, American walnut with rnd forearm that has a horn tip and straight stock with cheekpiece and straight comb with nickeled brass, heavy Schutzen-style buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely & professionally restored. Retains virtually all of this fine custom finish to both metal & wood with bright blue on bbl and strong bright case colors, slightly faded on left side. Wood is sound with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-30054 JR31 (3,000-6,000)

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1141

BALLARD SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF/44 Perc. SN 18331. Standard rifle with 28” oct bbl, globe front sight and standard Ballard ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, shell grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent steel buttplate. Receiver has Merrimack Arms marking. Top flat is marked “NO 44”. Top rear of receiver has been lightly filed in 1” x 1/2” area, no apparent reason. Hammer is patented dual ignition for both rimfire & percussion. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% slightly thinned orig blue with a few scattered spots of light rust. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors with balance turned silver and a few spots of light rust. Stock has a crack in wrist and forearm is missing a sliver on left front edge with a small crack on right edge, otherwise wood is sound and retains about 90% strong orig varnish with usual handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some light pitting in front of chamber area. 4-30042 JR29 (2,000-3,000)

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1142

BALLARD SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 38 RF/38 Perc. SN 18967. Small sporting rifle with 24” oct bbl, brass blade front sight and a broken 2-position rear sight. Receiver has Merrimack Arms markings with two open tang sight screw holes in top of wrist. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with straight stock & crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 90% dull orig blue. Receiver is silvered case colors with traces of case colors inside lever. Stock has a couple of hairlines in wrist and forearm is missing a sliver on each side at front end, otherwise wood is sound and retains about 95% orig varnish with usual handling & use marks and some heat crazing on right side of buttstock. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-30055 JR30 (1,500-2,500)

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1143

ALTERED BALLARD MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 44. SN 15575. Very late production Ball & Williams Ballard with 30″ oct bbl, std open sights with 500 yard 2-position rear sight. Mounted with orig military buttstock and a replacement extended forearm. Breech end of bbl has been permanently converted to percussion with the 2-position hammer nose altered for percussion only. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains about 65-75% orig blue, thin over chamber area with spots turning plum & a few scattered pinpoints of pitting. Receiver is mostly silver metal color with a few traces of orig blue and scattered moderate pitting on right side. Buttstock is sound with swivel having been cut from base and the screws missing, otherwise retains a hand worn patina. Forearm retains a smooth patina. Trigger return spring is either broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30415 JR8 (1,000-1,500)

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1144

HOWARD THUNDERBOLT RIFLE. SN 745C. Cal. 44 Rimfire. Bbl length: 24-1/2”. Marked “MANUF’D. FOR-HOWARD-BROS.-BY-WHITNEY-ARMS-CO.-WHITNEYVILLE-CONN.” on the right side of the bbl. “C. HOWARD PATENTED.SEPT. 26 &OCT 10.1865-OCT. 28 1862” on the left. Rear sight has a folding leaf but no slide. Dovetailed front sight is a solid block. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light rust, pitting, and signs of cleaning. Stock is dented and scratched but retains about 1/2 of the varnish. Mechanically good. 8-76195 (500-1,000)

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1145

RARE DAISY FIRST MODEL 4TH VARIATION AIR RIFLE. Cal. About 180. NSN. Tiny, early Daisy, all brass construction with pin front sight and cast iron cocking lever marked “DAISY PAT AUG 1889 PLYMOUTH MICH”. It has reinforced frame with skeleton wire stock. Only a few of these first model air rifles were ever produced and very few survive today. CONDITION: About good. Orig nickel plating remains under cocking lever on the main body, otherwise the body & bbl are a smooth, medium, brass patina. Iron stock is heavily pitted and all of the iron is a dark brown patina. Lever is loose but will cock and fire. 4-30796 JR491 (1,500-3,000)

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1146

STEVENS POCKET RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 17545. 15” part oct bbl. Number matches on stock and stock fitting on base of butt. CONDITION: Bbl retains most of dull reblued finish. Frame, triggerguard and stock have about 90% of nickel plating remaining. Tang sight on grip is missing. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. 4-30412 FS114 (500-1,000)

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1147

STEVENS FIRST MODEL POCKET RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 7438. 15” part oct bbl. Butt number matches but stock number is 29129. Sliding adjustable rear sight and globe front sight. CONDITION: Traces of orig blue on bbl mixed with surface rust and pitting. 75% nickel on frame and stock. Minor marks on rosewood grips. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. 4-30413 FS115 (500-1,000)

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1148

LOT OF TWO AMERICAN CARTRIDGE FIREARMS. 1) Stevens Hunter’s Pet. Cal. 32 RF. SN 4556. Fine tip-up pistol carbine with 20” tapered oct bbl, 2-level globe front sight & tiny ladder rear sight. It has nickeled iron frame with 2-pc walnut grips and a nickeled iron skeleton stock with serial number 2396. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue turning to plum on bottom just in front of frame. Frame retains 65-70% orig nickel with the loss areas dark patina. Hammer retains 75-80% bright blue. Grips are sound and retain 40-50% orig varnish. Stock retains about 70% orig nickel. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with a ring about 3” in front of chamber. 2) Hopkins & Allen Model 822 Sgl Shot Rifle. Cal. 22. NSN. Falling Block boy’s rifle similar to a Stevens Favorite with 21-3/8” rnd bbl, fixed sights, slab sawed walnut stock & forearm with hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Bbl retains remnants of old greenish paint and receiver traces of case colors being mostly a dark brown patina. Takedown screw is a replacement and frame pins are peened. Stock has cracks & repairs through wrist with broken buttplate & retains an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-30414, 4-30416 JR71 (800-1,200)

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1149

REMINGTON NUMBER 2 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 30041. 26” oct bbl. Standard 1-line marking on top of bbl. CONDITION: Mostly brown patina with light surface rust and pitting overall. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Bore is fair with light pitting. Mechanically good. 4-31177 FS213 (250-350)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1901 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 74231. Standard grade shotgun with 32″ rnd, full choke, steel bbl, 2-7/8″ chamber, usual markings on bbl & receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut, with semi-pistol grip stock & checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 30-40% orig blue with balance a light patina with a few scattered spots of pitting. Receiver retains 50-60% thin orig blue, stronger on left side with some scattered pitting on right side. Wood is sound & retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-30162 JR11 (800-1,200)

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1151

WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 12076. Standard grade shotgun with 30” steel bbl choked MOD with sgl bead and half magazine. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with bbl side panels and semi-pistol grip, rnd knob stock & checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with metal being a smooth medium silver/brown patina with some wrench marks over chamber area. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with usual handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with moderate pitting. 4-30224 JR224 (500-1,000)

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1152

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1901 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 67692. Standard grade shotgun with 30” rnd steel bbl, sgl bead, marked “FULL” with half magazine. Mounted with slab sawed, uncheckered, American walnut with bbl side panels and semi-pistol grip, rnd knob stock and a checkered steel buttplate. Left side of receiver has the “WRACO” logo. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas, being mostly an even, smooth, brown patina with scattered spots of light surface rust. Action screws are all fine. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with moderate pitting. 4-30223 JR223 (500-1,000)

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1153

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1901 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 76163. Standard grade shotgun with 32” steel bbl, sgl bead & half magazine. Mounted with nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with bbl side panels & semi-pistol grip rnd knob stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a smooth blue/brown patina with a couple of small dings. Magazine tube retains about 50% orig blue with balance a silver patina. Receiver retains about 85% strong orig blue. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches with some battering around the toe and overall retains about 85% orig finish on buttstock while bbl side panels are a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some slight orange peel pitting. 4-30225 JR225 (500-1,000)

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1154

WORLD’S FINEST COLT PINCH FRAME SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER IN PRIVATE HANDS TODAY. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 163. Colt first began producing the “Pinch Frame” version in anticipation of an army contract,but when the army refused the pinch frame version and demanded a different version, Colt stopped production. Thus, less than 200 of these were evr produced. Not only is this the finest pinch frame in private hands, it is also the highest number known. It has 7-1/2” bbl with German silver front sight and 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl has the 1-line script address with serifs at each end and has the first type ejector rod housing without slot at the end and has bull’s eye ejector rod head. Serial number on bbl is completely visible outside of the ejector rod housing. It has the orig base pin with dimples at each end and has the caliber marking on left shoulder of triggerguard. That stamping is a little muddled but upon close examination one can see where it was originally stamped upside down and then over-stamped correctly right side up. Frame on this revolver has the early 2-line patent dates and was never finished and is still in the white. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with blue finish, bbl length & stocks not listed, shipped to Hartley & Graham, July 21, 1880 in a shipment of fifty same type guns. Under remarks section it notes that at the time of shipment the serial numbers had reached into the 40,000’s but that this shipment also contained five other 3-digit numbers including number “121”. Since some of these Colts were made nearly 7 years earlier, Colt was obviously cleaning out a closet of old stock. Also accompanied by an R.L. Wilson letter wherein he gives a little background on this revolver. Apparently in about 1963 Joseph Hogan, President & Founder of PYE & Hogan Mfg. of Old Saybrook, CT purchased this revolver along with other firearms & swords from a gentleman suffering through a divorce settlement. It wasn’t until 1988 that the revolver was brought to Mr. Wilson for examination. Mr. Wilson states that the revolver, in his opinion, is completely original in all respects and that it is “the highest serial numbered, pinched frame, single action Army Colt currently known to collectors”. He goes on to state that “it ranks amongst the best specimens known”. Additional documenting authenticity will be supplied to the buyer. Also accompanied by a 1950’s, black leatherette covered, maroon velvet lined case, French fitted in bottom for revolver with a cartridge block. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including cyl & grip. Bbl retains 50-60% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas, especially toward muzzle end and under ejector rod housing. Frame has numerous small nicks & scratches with some fine pitting in various spots while the grip frame retains about 80% thin orig blue, strong in sheltered areas. Cyl is mostly a mottled blue/gray patina on outer diameter with some blue in flutes. Hammer retains 40-50% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas. Hammer screw & the four bottom grip frame screws have machine marks and appear not to have been finished. Grip is sound with some minor chipping at right heel and at edges with a gouge or two and retains 75-80% varnish finish. Will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Markings on the gun are crisp and strong and the one-line address on the bbl is superb as it should be. At this point in history the address dye had only been struck on the 162 previous revolvers. Thus these are deep, consistent and strong as you would expect. Case is extremely fine. 4-30810 (300,000-400,000)

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1155

FACTORY ENGRAVED & PAWNEE BILL INSCRIBED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 88165. Nickel finish with 5-1/2” bbl and fantastic mother-of-pearl 2-pc grips with deep relief ox head carving on right side with red stones in the eyes with the left stone missing. Each grip, in the area where a medallion would be, is inlaid with an authentic American one dollar gold piece. Backstrap is engraved in period script “Gordon W. Lillie, Pawnee, O.T.” This, of course, is the inscription of the famous Wild West showman, Pawnee Bill. It is engraved by Cuno Helfrecht with full coverage on the frame consisting of Helfrecht’s trademark sunbursts & dots on recoil shield & loading gate with his starbursts on side of the base pin housing. It has wavy line and dot patterns on top strap and in the ejector rod housing gullet, all with a fine punch dot background. Mr. Lillie was born in 1860 in Illinois and followed his dreams of the western frontier to Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1875 where he was a trapper, hunter and in 1879 became a teacher to the local Pawnee Indians. In 1883 he joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West with his band of Pawnee Indians as an interpreter and performer. He stayed & performed with Buffalo Bill all around the United States until 1888 when he formed his own Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. He continued with his own show for twenty years and in 1908 merged with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. The show closed in Denver in 1913 and apparently Mr. Lillie retired to his ranch in Pawnee, Oklahoma with his wife, May, and died there in 1942. His ranch is now a National Historical site. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with 5-1/2” bbl, blue finish, factory engraved with type of stocks not listed, as having been shipped March 13, 1883 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, Missouri in a shipment of five same type guns. Also accompanied by a notarized statement dated 8 May 1953 from Mrs. Amelia Lillie Hoag, sister of Gordon W. Lillie, wherein she states that this revolver is one of a pair purchased at the same time in Omaha, Nebraska. She states that it was given to her husband by her brother in 1914. This would correspond with Major Lillie having left show business in 1913. Additionally accompanying is another notarized statement dated 8 May 1995 from Ms. Joseph Almonetto wherein she states that this revolver was purchased by Mr. Joseph Almonetto in 1953. Additionally accompanied by an authentic, autographed cabinet photo of Pawnee Bill signed “GW Lillie / ‘Pawnee Bill’”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about all of an old renickeled finish which removed the bbl address and softened the engraving. The grips are extremely fine with brilliant fire & colors with no apparent damages. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-30626 JR328 (60,000-100,000)

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1155A

*SPECTACULAR FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 187737. Very unusual & rare single action having been shipped in 1899 and returned to the factory for engraving at a later date during the tenure of Wilbur Glahn, who was the Colt Factory engraver 1919-1950. Engraving patterns on this revolver are nearly identical to those found on SAA serial number “350804” pictured on p. 301 of The Book of Colt Engraving, 1st edition, Wilson. Another nearly identical revolver is serial number “251875”, also in 41 caliber, appearing on p. 560 of The Colt Engraving Book, Volume Two, Wilson. This beautiful revolver has nickel finish with 5-1/2” bbl, 1-line address with 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame. Mounted with beautiful 2-pc deep relief carved, ox head pearl grips with carving on left side. The steer head has red jeweled eyes. The engraving consists of Glahn’s trademark scrolls with flower blossoms in the center and his V-shaped patterns on recoil shield, loading gate & top of backstrap. Also his extension of engraving patterns over the shoulders of the triggerguard are further indicative of Glahn engraving, as he is the only factory engraver known to have used this feature. There is a small ampersand on right rear web of triggerguard indicating factory re-work. The re-work number “736N” is stamped on left side of the front & backstraps, under grip, around face of cyl, bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing & inside ejector rod housing. Frame gauges full dimension indicating that it was probably still near new when it was returned for engraving. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with 4-3/4” bbl, nickel finish & hard rubber grips, shipped to Wyeth Hardware Co., St. Joseph, MO, July 27, 1899 in a shipment of five same type guns. Also accompanied by an R.L. Wilson letter completely authenticating this revolver and stating that he is only aware of one other such revolver having been returned to the factory for upgrade embellishment. He states that such revolvers are “the most rare of all Colt engraved arms”. Also accompanied by an extremely rare Hartley & Graham, maroon leather covered, presentation casing. Case has hinged lid & measures 14-3/4” x 6” x 2” with gold embossed decorated border on lid and gold lines around top & bottom edges with light gold embossing around the keyhole escutcheon. Interior is lined in red velvet. A very similar box appears in one of R.L. Wilson’s books on Colt firearms. An identical casing was sold as Lot #4219 in the October 6, 2005 James D. Julia Firearms Auction. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory nickel finish, probably unfired since return from the factory. Engraving is crisp & sharp with only slightly dulled nickel from having been repeatedly handled. Grips are sound with two tiny chips on left toe and another on right toe and have beautiful color with great fire. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30625 JR296 (25,000-35,000)

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1156

*VERY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). SN 322631. Spectacular silver & gold, Cuno Helfrecht engraved single action with 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address with caliber in a ribbon on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and the rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with deep relief ox head pearl grips with left & right side, deep gold, rampant Colt medallions. Revolver is engraved in Style #2 patterns by Mr. Helfrecht who was a Colt Factory engraver 1871-1921. It has his trademark fan patterns on the left recoil shield, loading gate & top of backstrap with balance of the frame having intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns. Top strap has beautiful feather patterns with arabesque patterns around bbl address almost to the front sight. Sides of bbl have full length arabesque patterns, all with fine punch dot background. Cyl has arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with a sunburst & dot pattern at rear of each flute with a scallop & dash border around rear edge. Frame & grip frame are silver plated, while the cyl, ejector rod housing, hammer, trigger & base pin are gold washed Right rear side of the triggerguard web has a small 6-point star indicating factory re-work. Left side of front & backstraps have the assembly number “262N” which is also found on front of cyl and inside ejector rod housing. Back of cyl & inside ejector rod housing also have the last four digits of serial number. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with nickel finish, factory engraved with pearl carved steerhead motif grips and indicating sale to W.R. Spittle, address unavailable, and shipped to Belknap Hardware & Mfg. Co., Louisville, KY on March 11, 1912 in a shipment of one gun. CONDITION: As noted, very fine, all matching, except grips which are unnumbered. Frame, bbl & grip frame retain virtually all of their fine factory silver finish. Cyl & ejector rod housing retain about 50-60% gold wash. Hammer & trigger retain about 75% gold wash. Grips have a chipped right heel, otherwise they are sound with great fire & color. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-30624 JR294 (25,000-35,000)

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1157

*ENGRAVED COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 199579. Nickel finish with 5-1/2” bbl, standard front sight with 1-line address and roll-marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER” on left side. There is a tiny “44” on bottom of bbl underneath base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and the rampant Colt in a circle. It has 2-pc pearl grips with deep relief, carved Mexican eagle on right side. Frame, cyl, bbl, backstrap & triggerguard are engraved by L.D. Nimschke or his shop in patterns that are virtually identical to a Colt Single Action revolver, SN 132084, as pictured on p. 346, of The Colt Engraving Book Volume One, Wilson, and reprinted pulls of Nimschke’s work as found on p. 72 of L.D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver, Wilson. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 90% strong, orig nickel with slight losses at muzzle, cyl and backstrap. Screws retain about 80% of their bright niter blue. Grips have a chipped left toe and some very minor chipping on bottom right inside edge and have great fire & color showing light wear. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-30576 JR373 (5,000-10,000)

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1158

ENGRAVED RIMFIRE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 1458. One of only about 1,800 of these revolvers, made in period 1875-1880. It has nickel finish, 7-1/2” bbl, 1-line block letter address with 3-line patent dates on left side of frame and 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief carved Mexican eagle holding a snake on right side. It is engraved by L.D. Nimschke with foliate arabesque patterns on frame & sides of bbl with Nimschke’s trademark fan at top of backstrap. There are arabesque patterns on top of bbl with a wavy line & star engraving patterns on top strap. The backstrap, butt strap & triggerguard have light arabesque patterns. This revolver is virtually identical to another rimfire revolver from the Buddy Hackett Collection. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with blue finish & wood grips shipped to J.P. Moores Sons, New York, NY, Oct. 1, 1878 in a shipment of eight same-type guns. It is well known that Moores was a major customer for the Nimschke Engraving Shop, leaving little doubt that this revolver was engraved before it was sold. Given its current configuration it undoubtedly saw service in Mexico. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except cyl which is numbered “149”. Overall retains about 30% nickel finish with balance a gray metal color with some very fine pitting, particularly on sides of bbl and front sides of frame. Grip has a couple of cracks along back edge with a minor chipped toe and numerous age lines and retains a beautiful mellow patina. Base pin is a replacement. Will not hold at half cock or safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-30627 JR295 (20,000-30,000)

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1159

ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45. SN 23871. Early single action with bbl cut to 4-3/4”, replaced front sight with 1-pc ivory grip. It has early style engraving which consists of about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with feather patterns on top strap and ejector rod housing. Top of backstrap has a foliate fan with arabesque patterns down backstrap, on buttstrap and triggerguard. It has a third type ejector rod housing with stud in bbl. Accompanied by a Heiser #907 single loop holster with large vignette of a steer head. It has an open toe that appears to have been cut from a longer holster. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching including bbl & cyl. Overall retains a cleaned gray patina with softened engraving. Grip is very worn with myriad age lines and retains a golden yellow patina. Base pin is a replacement and base pin screw has been replaced with a much larger set screw. Hammer screw appears to be a replacement. Hammer will not hold in safety notch or half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Very worn, dark bore. Holster is somewhat dry & crackled, shows moderate wear and soil with some losses around front of top edge and correspondingly on the skirt. 4-30878 (7,500-8,500)

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1160

RARE COLT FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 S&W (44 Russian). SN 158905. Beautiful target sgl action, all blue finish with 7-1/2” bbl, block letter Hartford address with caliber on left side. It has a German silver target front sight in a rectangular base with a dovetail target rear sight on top strap. Frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle and is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. Only about a total of 925 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1888-1896 with a few in later years and only 51 were made in this caliber, making it one of the more rare Colts. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 65-70% strong, orig, bright, glossy blue with light muzzle wear and some flaking to medium patina on cyl. Front & backstraps are a plum brown patina. Frame retains strong blue on sides, thinning & turning brown on the recoil shield & loading gate. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some light frosting just forward of the forcing cone. Grips are fine showing light to moderate wear, turning slightly chocolate. A good, honest, flat top target, worthy of any collection. 4-30719 JR427 (15,000-20,000)

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1161

EXTREMELY RARE FIRST RUN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY RIMFIRE REVOLVER. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 4. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” bbl with conventional rifling as is usually found on the rimfire revolver, slightly thinned front sight with script address with serifs at each end. The orig rimfire frame has the early 2-line patent dates. It has 1st type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head and 1-pc walnut grip. The frame, in the hammer slot & back of cyl, have a tiny “C”. This is one of the approximate 1,800 rimfire 44’s built in period 1875-1880 and certainly one of the first of those built. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered and may be very old replacements. They fit very well. Overall retains virtually all of its fine, restored, nickel finish turned slightly milky. Grip is fine with minor nicks & scratches & retains about all of its fine varnish finish. Cyl pin is a modern replacement, probably when it was renickeled. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30609 JR303 (25,000-50,000)

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1162

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 287006. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2” bbl, 1-line address with caliber marking on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with spectacular raised carved, mother-of-pearl 2-pc grips with a wonderfully detailed Mexican eagle on right side. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-65% orig blue mixed with medium patina. Ejector rod housing retains about 75% orig blue. Frame retains 65-75% orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere and turned silver on top strap. Cyl retains 75-80% orig blue, dull on outer diameter, brighter in flutes and on front & back faces. Grip frame retains 50-60% thin, orig blue. Grips are spectacular with great fire & color and have only a couple of minor rust chips on right front edge. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-31165 JR453 (3,000-5,000)

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1163

SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED TOMMY HAAS ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF (44-40). SN 87335. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” bbl, etched panel on left side, and a tiny “44” on bottom just forward of base pin. It has 3-line patent dates on left side of frame, “44 CF” on left front web of triggerguard & beautiful 1-pc ivory grip. Engraved in typical Nimschke style with about 70% coverage beautiful, foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Cyl is engraved to match on the lands between the flutes & back of the flutes with a double incised line around back edge. There are matching patterns on each side at muzzle with a double incised line. Top strap is engraved in feather patterns & ejector rod housing with feather patterns on outside radius and a wavy line and dashes in gullet. Top of backstrap has a beautiful fan with patterns down backstrap, on buttstrap and triggerguard. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with blue finish, bbl length & stocks “not listed”, shipped March 15, 1883 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of fifty same type guns. As is well known, Hartley & Graham was one of Nimschke’s major customers and commissioned many of the engraved Colts found today. Completely restored by the well-known restoration artist, the late Tommy Haas. This is one of Tommy’s finest pieces of work from his estate and would pass muster with all but the most knowledgeable collector. Restoration is phenomenal. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, appears new, all matching including bbl. Appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its fine nickel finish with no pitting or evidence of use anywhere. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. An exceptional & beautiful restored Colt. Grips are equal to revolver with sharp edges, a few age lines and a beautiful mellow, ivory color. 4-60384 (8,000-10,000)

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1164

*ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40) & 44 Spcl. SN 344718. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl with tall front sight and beautiful 1-pc ivory grip. Spectacularly engraved by John Warren and signed on lower left side of bbl, with extremely well-executed, full coverage, foliate arabesque patterns on frame with feather patterns on top strap. Engraving extends 2-1/2” up bbl and 1-7/8” at the muzzle. Sides of hammer have matching patterns with the backstrap & butt strap having full coverage with matching patterns on triggerguard & ejector rod housing. The serial number is also found on right side of triggerguard & backstrap, under the grip, and there is an assembly number “123B” on left side of the triggerguard & backstrap under the grip, which number is also found on the front of the 44-40 cyl. The 44 Spcl. cyl is a modern replacement with only the rampant Colt stamped on back and no numbers. Bbl has two gold bands at each end with the bbl legend & address engraved. Top of backstrap has a raised gold wire shield with raised gold initials “MP” connected. Cylinders are matching engraved with two gold bands at rear edge, gold wire around flutes with a triangle shape at front of lands between the flutes. All in all, a special & spectacular engraved single action. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Appears to be unfired since engraving, retains all of its bright custom blue & case colored finish. Grips are extremely fine with hairlines on both bottom edges and retain a fine, mellow, ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30584 JR362 (5,000-10,000)

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1165

*ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED 2ND GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 45453SA. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl, tall front sight, silver plated grip frame with smooth, 2-pc ivory grips. Frame is beautifully engraved with about “C” class coverage. Left side of the backstrap and triggerguard, under the grip have the serial number and the right side of the triggerguard, under the grip, has Mr. White’s cartouche. Top of backstrap is inscribed “MP” connected. Engraving consists of Mr. White’s very well executed, foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background and feather patterns on top strap with diamond & dot panels on top front of frame. Accompanied by a June 1967 edition of Guns & Ammo magazine with a similarly engraved single action on cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine custom blue & subtle case colors and silver plating. Appears unfired since engraving. Grips are fine with a light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30587 JR361 (5,000-10,000)

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1166

*DANNY CULLITY ENGRAVED COLT BUNTLINE SPECIAL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 24330SA. Second generation sgl action with 11-7/8” bbl, tall front sight, marked on left side “COLT BUNTLINE SPECIAL .45”. It is blue & case colored with extremely fine, well executed, foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on bbl, ejector rod housing, cyl, grip frame & sides of hammer. Rear edge of cyl has two inlaid gold lines and there is a sgl gold wire line around muzzle. Frame is not engraved. Serial number is found on left side of triggerguard & backstrap under the grip and right side has Mr. Cullity’s silver inlaid cartouche. It has deep relief carved, 2-pc ivory grips with blind escutcheon in right side. Accompanied by a second, unfluted cyl with matching engraving that has two gold bands at rear edge and one gold band at the front edge. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except the grips which are unnumbered. Retains virtually all of its wonderful custom finish, appears to be unfired since finishing after engraving. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Second cyl is equally new. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30583 JR363 (3,000-5,000)

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*ENGRAVED COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Spcl. SN 288596. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2” modern replacement bbl & cyl. It has wonderful 2-pc ivory grips with raised, carved eagle on right side and early, deep Colt medallions, left & right, at top of grips. Bbl, cyl & grip frame are very nicely engraved by R. Marek and signed on bottom edge of ejector rod housing. Engraving consists of very well executed, foliate arabesque patterns with a 5-pointed star on right side of frame containing the initials “MP” connected. The cyl has a small 5-point silver star near rear edge, behind each flute. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Retains virtually all of a beautiful custom finish with brilliant blue & case colors. Grips are spectacular with a wonderful mellow patina. They are a little long for this frame. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, probably unfired since engraving. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30585 JR367 (3,000-5,000)

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1168

*ENGRAVED COLT BISLEY FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 289719. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4” bbl, roll marked on left side with 2-line company address on top. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and is fitted with a very well made pair of flame grain, walnut grips with a blind escutcheon in right side. Frame has full coverage, very well executed, foliate arabesque patterns in Nimschke-style with punch dot background. Top strap and gullet of ejector rod housing have feather patterns. Cyl has full coverage, matching engraving on outer diameter with polished flutes. Bbl has engraving over most of the top with backstrap having about 50% patterns and the initials “MP” connected. Butt strap & triggerguard are engraved to match. Right lower edge of ejector rod housing is inscribed “ENGR. BY R.W. MAREK”. The engraved cyl is a modern replacement. It is accompanied by the orig cyl. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish and appears unfired since engraving. The blue is bright & orig type color with fine bright case colors. Grips are sound and retain about all of their custom finish. Crisp mechanics, strong bore with fine pitting. Orig cyl is a cleaned gray metal color. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30586 JR364 (4,500-7,500)

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1169

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ENGRAVED BY WARRREN BLEDSOE. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 81489. Nickel & gold finish with 7-1/2” bbl with caliber marking on left side and 1-line address with tall front sight. Left side of frame has 3-line patent markings and “44 CF” caliber marking on left front web of triggerguard. It has faux 2-pc pearl grips. Frame & cyl have full coverage, after market, foliate arabesque pattern engraving with about 4-1/2” of engraving on both sides of the bbl and full coverage on ejector rod housing. Backstrap, butt strap & triggerguard are engraved to match. Frame, bbl & grip frame are nickel finish while the cyl, ejector rod housing, hammer & trigger are gold finish. The bbl & cyl are modern replacements. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains all of its fine custom finish with some fine pitting on triggerguard and inside loading gate. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30582 JR360 (3,000-5,000)

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1170

*FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 343714. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address, roll-marked on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Cyl has light engraving on the lands between flutes consisting of a cougar, a raised silver skull with a rattlesnake, the brand “W-B” and two lands with foliate arabesque patterns inlaid with silver and the sixth land with only a silver border. There are three wide silver bands at back edge. Both bbl & cyl are from a much older revolver. Fitted with solid silver grips, inscribed on left side “R.C. VAN ZANDT” and both have stamped Mexican style patterns around the edges. Serial number is on right side of front & backstraps, under grip. There is another number “341664” on left side of backstrap, under grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with 4-3/4” bbl in 45 Colt, blue, with type of stocks not listed, shipped Oct. 10, 1922 to A. Baldwin & Co., New Orleans, LA, in a shipment of one gun. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains on bbl or cyl with both showing moderate to heavy wear and retain a smooth silver metal color. Frame & hammer retain case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/gray patina. Triggerguard & backstrap are a plum/blue patina with some strong blue in sheltered areas. Grips are fine and were probably made for another revolver as they are a little bit long. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-60267 (3,750-5,750)

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1171

*COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 211301. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4” bbl, roll marked on left side with 2-line address on top. It has 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as having been shipped June 29, 1901, to Krakauer, Zork & Moye Co., El Paso, Texas in a shipment of seven same type guns. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% glossy orig blue with the ejector rod housing retaining about 70%. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Cyl retains 75-80% thin orig blue and the grip frame about 70%, mostly in sheltered areas with the front & backstraps, a blue/gray patina. Will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Very bright shiny bore. 4-30788 JR444 (3,000-5,000)

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1172

*FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 208668. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address with caliber on left side. It has 2-line patent dates with a faint Rampant Colt on left side. It has Rampant Colt hard rubber grips with serial number “350233” scratched inside each grip. Cyl, a modern replacement, has last two digits of a serial number from another revolver. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, as completely & professionally restored. Retains most of this fine restoration with some light pitting on tip of ejector rod housing on right side of bbl and on sight with some spots of rust over caliber marking and a couple of other scattered spots on bbl & ejector rod housing. Grips are sound & show light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-60269 (3,500-5,500)

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1173

*RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Magnum. SN 356926. Rare pre-war 357 with blue & case colored finish, 7-1/2” bbl, slightly altered thick front sight with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Serial number is stamped on right side of front & backstraps, under grip, and the last two digits of serial number are on back of cyl. Only a few of these 357 caliber single actions were actually made by Colt, this appears to be one of them and is authentic in every way. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter addressed to Mr. Ronald M. Graham, fully identifying this revolver as found, type of stocks not listed. It lists shipment on Feb. 1, 1940 to Cook, Newton & Smith, Inc., New Haven, CT. Also accompanied by a letter of appraisal from James & Guns, Inc., Glendale, AZ, dated 4-30-97. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 96-97% glossy orig blue with some slight edge wear and some slight thinning with a spot of touch-up at left side of muzzle. Cyl retains about 95% strong, orig blue and the frame retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Hammer has bright polished sides and retains most of its dulled niter blue on back edge. Triggerguard & backstrap retain about 50% orig blue with front & backstraps a blue/brown patina with some light pitting on sides of frame, under the grips. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30633 JR293 (4,500-6,500)

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1174

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER BY TOMMY HAAS. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 175809. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl, 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame. It has 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have turned chocolate. Completely restored by the well-known restoration artist, the late Tommy Haas. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its fine orig style restored finish with bright blue and brilliant case colors. Grips are sound and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-60385 (4,000-5,000)

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1175

*EXTREMELY RARE WELLS FARGO COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 276297. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are unnumbered. Bottom of buttstrap is marked “W.F. & CO.”. Accompanied by a copy of a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with factory engraving on butt as found, shipped March 22, 1906 to Wells Fargo & Co., c/o W.M. Ashton, Purchasing Agent, New York, NY, in a shipment of six same type guns. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Traces of blue remain at bbl root with traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas of the frame with overall appearance being a mottled silver/brown patina with some fine pitting on right side of frame. Muzzle edge shows moderate to heavy wear. There are three notches filed on backstrap. Grips are fine, showing light to moderate wear, turned slightly chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-31164 JR484 (6,000-10,000)

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1176

*RARE COLT PRESENTATION 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 25036SA. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl and Rampant Colt hard rubber grips with the last three digits of serial number scratched inside each grip. Serial number appears on left side of front & backstraps under grip and the last three digits of serial number are on face of cyl. Backstrap has factory inscription “Maurice E. Bale, President / Harold F. Ritchie, Inc. / from: Fred A. Roff Jr., President / Colt’s P.F.A. Mfg. Co., Inc.” Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver with 7-1/2” bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed with the factory applied inscription as found above, shipped April 15, 1959, to Maurice E. Bale, care of Harold F. Ritchie, Inc., 65 Industrial Road, Clifton, NJ, in a shipment of one gun. Remarks indicate that this revolver was a “Special Order” that was built with a special frame for engraving on Colt Factory Order No. 9734. CONDITION: New & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with high polish blue and extraordinary, deep & brilliant, case colors. Cyl has only the faintest cyl line. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-30561 JR338 (6,000-8,000)

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1177

*ASSEMBLED COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 LC. SN 95570. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Refinished frame is the only orig part on this gun. Backstrap is numbered 137017. Bbl cyl, cyl pin, ejector assembly, hammer and internal parts are from a third generation single action. Source of grips is unknown. Casehardening processes used on frame and loading gate were different. CONDITION: Retains most of current finish. 4-30761 (1,500-2,000)

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1178

*COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 188755. 1899 production with scarce 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address with roll marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER” on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and the rampant Colt in a circle. It has rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to another revolver. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” under base pin. CONDITION: Good to very good, no orig finish remains being a worn, dark, mottled silver/brown patina with fine pitting on all metal. Grips show heavy wear but are sound and fit fairly good with some shrinkage. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-30688 (1,250-2,250)

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1179

*CASED ENGRAVED CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. Cal. 45 Colt. SN SA68198 & SA68199. Nickel finish with black powder frames and 2-pc blind escutcheon, silver rampant Colt medallion, smooth ivory grips numbered to each revolver. Engraved by Colt Master Engraver, Robert B. Burt, for Robert Lee West with “C PLUS” engraving consisting of about 70% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Mr. Burt incorporated a fine crosshatch spider web pattern at back edge of cylinders and root of bbl at the top with a beautiful fan at the top of backstraps. Left side of front & backstraps have the serial numbers under grips. Right side of backstraps are engraved “ENGRAVED BY ROBERT B. BURT”. Accompanied by an invoice from Mr. Burt to Mr. West dated Jan. 15, 1988, identifying these two revolvers and certifying that they were indeed, engraved by Mr. Burt. He states that there is a 3-letter monogram for Mr. West on triggerguards and that these revolvers were first displayed at the 1987 annual Hartford Spring Show “where they received a lot of attention and compliments”. They were delivered in June of 1987. Also accompanied by a hand written letter from Mr. West to Harrison Carroll, well known California Colt dealer, dated Sept. 17, 1998 selling the two revolvers along with the case. He states in the letter that the monogram was removed from triggerguards by Mr. Burt. Apparently when monograms were removed, Mr. Burt added a flourish of matching engraving over the areas. Additionally accompanied by a Colt Custom Shop, green velvet lined, walnut dbl gun casing with “COLT” on lid. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Case is equally new. 4-30764 JR490 (7,500-12,500)

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1180

*FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN JA453. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4” bbl, 2-line address with caliber on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt without circle. It has beautiful, 2-pc, smooth ivory grips with deep gold, left & right, rampant Colt medallions. Left side of the backstrap & triggerguard are stamped with the serial number under the grip. Left side of front strap is engraved “J. ADAMS” and stamped “6 23 95”. Same markings are also found on the left side of buttstrap under grip. Also on left side of front strap is number “S07820A” which is probably the orig factory serial number. The “JA” number as reported above is probably Mr. Adams personal serial number, who is probably also the engraver. Accompanied by a blue 2-pc custom shop box. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Retains bright blue & brilliant case colors with outstanding grips. 4-30763 JR488 (5,000-8,000)

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1181

*CASED CATTLE BRAND ENGRAVED COLT NED BUNTLINE COMMEMORATIVE SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN NB1170. Nickel finish with 12” bbl, ramp front sight & fully adjustable rear sight on flat top frame. It has 2-pc Rampant Colt & eagle black composition grips. Entire surface of revolver, except front strap, has full coverage engraving of various Texas cattle brands including the famous XIT, DDD, 7UP and the whimsical 2 LAZY 2P, among numerous others. It all has a very nice punch dot background with feather patterns on sides of top strap. Right side of frame, in one of the leaves of a foliate pattern, are initials “WB” which stands for the late Weldon Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe essentially succeeded the late Cole Agee, who is recognized as the father of the Texas cattle brand engraving patterns. While the two only met once or twice, it is readily apparent that Mr. Bledsoe at least studied Mr. Agee’s work and incorporated the idea into his own work. Accompanied by a fine Colt custom case with lifting lid over a glass lined top with a locking pullout drawer which contains revolver, six nickel plated dummy cartridges & a Ned Buntline plaque. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, unfired since custom plating after engraving. Grips are equally new. Case has a few scratches & small nicks but is essentially new. 4-60263 (2,500-4,500)

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1182

*ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN SA03331. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” bbl, 2-pc smooth walnut grips, with about full coverage foliate arabesque pattern engraving. Accompanied by its orig Colt Custom Shop, red velvet lined, walnut casing with Custom Shop medallion in lid and a mortised brass lock with rnd escutcheon. Also accompanied by a Colt instruction manual. CONDITION: New, unfired. With only a faint cyl line, retains all of its orig factory nickel finish. Grips are equally new. Case has a few scratches on lid with a couple of small spots in lining, otherwise also new. 4-60262 (2,250-2,750)

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1183

*COLT PONY EXPRESS PRESENTATION MODEL COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN PE372-E. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” bbl & 2-pc smooth Colt medallion wood grips. It has orig fluted cyl along with two additional unfluted cylinders numbered to revolver, one of which has three founders of The Pony Express pictured, along with a Pony Express rider and inscription “120 CELEBRATED RIDERS / RODE 650,000 MILES” and the other is a map of the trail from St. Joe, MO to Sacramento, CA. Accompanied by its orig glass top wood display case with red velvet lining and the orig dbl sided medallion. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to metal & wood. Grip has three or four small dings at left toe, apparently where the medallion came loose in case & banged the grip. Medallion has one small nick on edge. Case is fine. 4-60270 (3,000-4,000)

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1184

*ENGRAVED CASED COLT NRA CENTENNIAL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 357 Magnum. SN NRA6613. All blue finish with 7-1/2” bbl, thick front sight with 2-pc NRA medallion walnut grips. Serial number is found on left side of the backstrap & triggerguard, under the grip. It has about 50% coverage, very well executed, foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The legend on left side of bbl is inlaid with gold with arabesque patterns of gold wire inlay at muzzle & frame ends of bbl, outlining sides of frame & recoil shields and front of frame, along with top of backstrap, butt strap & triggerguard. Cyl has a wide gold band at rear edge with fine gold wire completely around front edge & flutes. Accompanied by its orig yellow velvet lined, NRA casing with a Lucite mounted NRA medallion in the lid. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips & cyl. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish with dark blue on all metal except frame which is a vivid purple color. Apparently the case hardened frame did not take the bluing process very well. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is equally fine. 4-30610 JR390 (3,000-4,000)

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1185

*COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 70538SA. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2” bbl and eagle, rampant Colt, black composition grips that are numbered to this revolver. The serial numbers are found on left side of the backstrap & triggerguard, under the grip, and the last three digits are on front of cyl. This is one of the last 2nd generation single actions with the removable cyl busing. Accompanied by its orig wood grain, Styrofoam lined 1-pc cardboard box with papers and a Colt 3-blade screwdriver. CONDITION: New & unfired with brilliant blue & case colors. Grips are crisp, box is new. 4-31166 JR454 (2,000-2,500)

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1186

COLT 3RD GENERATION SINGLE ACTION REEVOLVER. Cal. 45LC. SN 84527SA. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. All blue finish. 2-pc wood grips. CONDITIN: Like new with slight handling marks. 4-30989 FS187 (1,500-2,000)

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1187

COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 long Colt. SN38187SA. 4-3/4” rnd bbl. Nickel finish. 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Excellent with little wear except light cyl drag line. 4-30986 FS189 (1,500-2,000)

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1188

COLT 3RD GENERATION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44spec. SN SA32537. 4-3/4” rnd bbl. Nickel plate. 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Near new with slight handling marks. No cyl drag line. 4-30988 FS185 (2,000-2,500)

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1189

COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 357 magnum. SN 40902SA. 4-3/4” rnd bbl. Nickel finish. Walnut grips. CONDITION: Excellent with only minor handling marks. Some light scratching on right side of frame. 4-30985 FS188 (1,750-2,250)

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1190

COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal 38 spl. SN 20389SA. 5-1/2” rnd bbl. Nickel finish. Black plastic grips. This is an early 2nd generation gun made between 1956 and 1965. They are quite scarce in nickel plate. CONDITION: Near new with tiny handling marks. No cyl drag line. 4-30987 FS184 (1,800-2,500)

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1190A
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SCARCE HENRY NETTLETON INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 48269. Henry Nettleton was the sub-inspector for only about 3,000 Colt Single Actions under inspector Capt. John E. Greer in the 1878 period for part of the first contract and the second & the third Government Contracts. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl, 1-line address with dbl dashes under the “O” in “CO”. It has 3-line patent dates with a “US” on left side of frame and a 1-pc walnut grip. It has “HN” sub-inspector initials on bottom of bbl, frame, trigger guard, top of back strap, cylinder, bottom of grip and left side of hammer. Left side of grip has a clear “JEG” inspector cartouche in an oval and the date “1878”. Right side has a crisp “HN” cartouche in an oval. Accompanied by a fine Model 1881 U.S. flap holster, marked on flap “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL”, with “WTG” inspector initials. It is full length with the orig plug. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains 87-88% strong orig blue with most of loss on left side. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant on left side with some moderate fading on lower right side. Hammer retains about 90% bright case colors. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin blue/brown on outer diameter with bright blue in flutes and rear face. Ejector rod housing retains about 90% orig blue, brilliant in gullets, thinning on outer diameter. Back strap is mostly a blue/gray patina with strong blue at top and on buttstrap. Trigger guard retains about 75% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, flaking to a blue/gray patina on front strap. Grip is sound with some slight chemical staining on left side showing light to moderate edge wear and retains most of its fine oil finish. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster has a somewhat dry & crackled surface but retains about 90-92% of its orig arsenal finish. This is an exceptional cavalry Colt suitable for any collection or museum. 4-31035 JR521 (30,000-40,000)

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1191
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COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER. Cal 45LC. SN 55625. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame. Factory letter shows that this was delivered to the US inspector at the Colt factory April 21, 1880. This is verified by the date above the “DAL” inspector cartouche on left side of grip. Lt. David A. Lyle was chief inspector at the factory at this period of time. Sub inspector mark “DFC” appears on frame, bbl, grip (both as cartouche on right side and as initials on the bottom) and cyl. There is a letter of authentication from John Kopec verifying all features including the use of what he calls the “Henry Nettleton” style of bbl from the late 1870s. He concludes his letter, “this revolver is in my opinion 100% correct in all of its features. The orig military blue and case/colors appear to be near perfect in every respect.” Black leather holster is marked “LANZ, OWEN & CO.” in an arc over “CHICAGO” on rear of belt loop. “US” is embossed on front partially covered by the flap. Inspector marks appear on the tongue of the flap. Holster has a light bend near the front and light cracks and flaking on the flap. CONDITION: (See above). 4-30979 FS179 (50,000-80,000)

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1192

COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal 45LC. SN 50543. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame, all matching numbers. This revolver was made in 1879 according to the SN list but it is dated “1878” on left grip above Henry Nettleton cartouche. His initials also appear on bbl, frame, cyl, fire blue hammer and backstrap. Last four digits of the SN are on back of grip. CONDITION: Very good with 20% blue overall mixed with light surface rust and pitting. 20% casehardening on frame, bright in protected areas at the front. Grips are smooth with minor dents. Mechanically fine. 4-30981 FS181 (30,000-40,000)

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1193

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 119051. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. It has “DFC” sub-inspector marks on bottom of frame, bottom of bbl, cyl & bottom left edge of grip. Left side of grip has the inspector initials “JGB” for Capt. John G. Butler and the date “1887”. Right side has the “DFC” cartouche. Capt. Butler’s cartouche is the only one of all inspectors whose initials were not enclosed in a circle or rectangle. Capt. Butler inspected only a very few Colts, about 2,000, in the 11th Contract. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “US”. Hammer is a modern replacement. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% strong orig blue with a cleaned area on left side toward muzzle with some light pitting in that area. Frame retains 60-70% strong orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere, mostly patina on right side of frame and top strap. Cyl retains 75-80% thin orig blue. Grip frame retains most of its orig blue, thinned on front & backstraps, strong on triggerguard and in sheltered areas. Grip is sound showing wear on edges with minor nicks & scratches and retains about 90% strong, orig varnish with clear, crisp cartouches. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30876 JR160 (15,000-25,000)

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1194

FINE US COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal 45LC. SN 137142. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame including “US” on left side of frame. Left grip is dated “1891” over the “SEB” cartouche. Cartouche on right side of grip is “RAC”. The “RAC” inspector mark also appears on bottom of bbl, frame, bottom of grip, and cyl. “K” inspector mark on backstrap, triggerguard, ejector rod housing and bbl under ejector rod housing is for a factory inspector A. Kind. This revolver comes with a factory letter stating that it was shipped to the US Government inspector Stanhope E. Blunt at the Colt Factory, January 20, 1891. Blunt’s cartouche is on left side of grip. There is also a letter from John Kopec authenticating this revolver and speculating that it might be one of the guns stolen from Troop K of the 8th Calvary, October 26, 1892. This revolver was not listed, but several in the same serial number range were. Kopec bases the speculation on the fact that the gun has not been converted as all that were in service less than a year later were reworked to artillery revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine with 80% blue on bbl, ejector rod housing, cyl, backstrap and triggerguard. Worn at muzzle with a heavy drag line on cyl and light surface rust on lower part of backstrap. About 80% casehardening remains on frame, bright in protected places, fading elsewhere. Only about 20% remains on hammer. Mechanically fine. 4-30980 FS177 (20,000-25,000)

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1195

COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal 45LC. SN 47564. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on frame and bbl. This revolver was manufactured in 1878 but no factory letter accompanies it. A letter from John Kopec gives interesting information on this revolver. It was one of 800 revolvers refurbished at the Colt factory for the state of New York. It was returned to the state on October 11th, 1895, along with SN 47684, which is the SN on the cyl of this gun. The revolver was originally inspected by Henry Nettleton and his initials appear on most of the parts including the fire blue hammer. Lanyard ring in the butt was probably installed by a New York militia armorer. Ejector rod head is a replacement, probably during the factory refurbish. Kopec notes that the fire blue finish on the hammer is correct for the long style knurling. Traces of the inspector cartouches remain on the grips. CONDITION: Retains 40% of the 1895 refurbish blue and casehardening. Grips are smooth with a few dents and scratches. Mechanically crisp. 4-30982 FS180 (12,500-17,500)

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1197

US COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45LC. SN 31415. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame. Factory letter shows that this was delivered to the US Government inspector at the Colt factory on October 28th, 1876. This is verified by the date over the “DAL” cartouche on left side of grip. Lt. David A. Lyle was the government inspector during this period. Cartouche on right side of grip “JTC” was for sub-inspector John T. Cleveland. His initials also appear on bottom of bbl and cyl. Louis Draper’s initials appear on frame. There are faint initials scratched on butt of revolver. A letter from John Kopec which also accompanies the revolver, speculates that this may be one of the 1,500 or so revolvers issued at this time to state militias. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered light pitting. Traces of blue on ejector rod housing and casehardening at front of frame and hammer. Grips show wear at high points but little wear elsewhere. Mechanically fine. 4-30983 FS178 (10,000-15,000)

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1198

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 47246. Usual configuration with 7-13/32” bbl that appears to have a factory crown with slightly thinned front sight. It has block letter 1-line address. Frame has 3-line patent dates with a small “U.S.” on left side with 1-pc walnut grip. It has its orig first type ejector rod housing with a bushed ejector rod screw hole in bbl. The various parts have “H.N.” sub-inspector marks for Henry Nettleton. Mr. Nettleton is one of the least prolific of the sub-inspectors, having inspected only about 3,000 revolvers. This revolver may have been one of the New York Militia pieces as there is a record of serial number “47248” having been issued to the New York Militia. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except grip which appears to be orig but the number is covered with wear and oil stains. No orig finish remains being an overall smooth gray/brown patina, having been cleaned a long time ago. Under the ejector rod housing is a dark heavy brown patina. A couple of the screws are battered. Grips show heavy wear with a faint but clear “HN” cartouche on right side. Bottom of grip is moderately battered. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31132 JR458 (8,000-12,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 140357. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” bbl and 1-pc walnut grip. It has 2-line patent dates on left side of frame and a small “US” below cyl. It has “RAC” sub-inspector initials on frame & bottom of bbl. Triggerguard & backstrap, along with the tip of ejector rod housing & beside bbl stud have a small “K”. Cyl has “DFC” sub-inspector initials with an indecipherable serial number that could possibly be “7683”. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver has having been manufactured in 1891. Also accompanying is a notarized letter from consignor which states that he inherited this revolver from his step-father, Eugene LeRoy Hutto on Feb. 17, 1957. He states that Mr. Hutto told him that he had carried it as a mounted policeman while with the Hopewell, Virginia Police Department in the 1915-1920 era. Consignor also states that it has been in his possession continuously since 1957. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including grip, with exception of the cyl as previously mentioned. Bbl retains 40-50% thin orig blue with some scattered fine pitting. Areas of loss have been cleaned and now have a light patina. Front sight has a couple of dings on top. Frame has traces of case colors with balance turned silver. Hammer retains about 75% fading case colors. Frame screws are fine with front triggerguard screw slightly battered. Cyl retains about 50% thin restored blue, mostly in flutes with balance a light blue/brown patina. Cyl pin is a later replacement. Matching numbered grip shows moderate to heavy wear with some chipping on right toe and battering on bottom with nicks & scratches and a dark oil stain. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-30088 JR105 (7,500-12,500)

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1200

COLT CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 18444. Blue finish with 7-7/16” bbl with script address, slightly altered front sight, 2-line patent dates and a tiny “U.S.” on left side of frame. It has 1-pc walnut grip with “C133” stamped on butt strap. It has a first type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Ejector rod spring is a replacement as is the base pin. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been delivered to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt plant Oct. 4, 1895. Under remarks it notes that the orig records pertaining to this revolver were lost or destroyed many years ago, although their records do indicate that it was returned for refurbishing and that the majority of the revolvers received had 7-1/2” bbls which were cut to 5-1/2” except for approx. 200 of them – this is one of the 200 uncut specimens. Also accompanied by a John Kopec letter which states that he was unable to locate this revolver’s serial number in the records but that it falls between two revolvers that are known to have been issued to the 7th Cavalry as “after-battle” replacements as of July 12, 1888. He states that it is a good possibility that this revolver was issued immediately after the famous Custer battle. He further states that it was recalled in 1893 and placed in storage and in 1895 was returned to Colt for refurbishing in a group of 800 such revolvers. He speculates that this revolver was issued to the New York militia and that the cylinder’s number either was worn away or that it is a replacement. He states that the number on the buttstrap is for “Troop C” with rack #133. He also speculates that the blue finish on frame is the remnants of case colors turned blue. This gun has the orig bbl and after Mr. Kopec examined the bbl he left it lose in the frame. CONDITION: Good, as noted, all matching except cylinder which is without number, which was probably removed during refinishing process or is a replaced cylinder as Mr. Kopec speculates. Bbl retains blue in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a mottled silver/brown patina with faint address. The bbl is simply not tight in the frame. Frame retains about 40-50% of the reblue. Hammer is lightly pitted on both sides. Grip frame retains blue in the very sheltered areas. Grip is sound showing heavy wear. Strong bright bore with scattered light to moderate pitting. 4-30717 (10,500-12,500)

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1201

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 8256. Usual configuration with 5-1/2” bbl, early script address with dashes at each end and an altered front sight. It has 1-pc walnut grip with initials crudely carved on each side and battered bottom edges. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. According to the Table of Shipments of single actions from the Springfield Armory, as listed on p. 234 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers – a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, the frame of this revolver was in Lot #8 that went to the 5th, 8th & 9th Cavalry, stationed in San Antonio, Texas and Fort Union, NM. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains, being mostly a dark, heavy brown patina with some refinished blue showing through on sides of frame. Trigger is a nickel plated replacement. Ejector rod housing is a late third type with the ejector rod head broken off. Grips are worn and battered with chipped toes. Base pin is frozen in the cyl and base pin screw is missing. Hand is either broken or missing and bolt is non-functioning. Hammer will not hold at any position. Bore is worn & dark. 4-30531 JR436 (2,000-3,000)

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*SCARCE COLT ALASKAN PHILLIPINE MODEL 1902 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 44886. Blue finish with 6” rnd bbl, single action style orig front sight with ejector rod housing, usual bbl markings with birdhead grip frame, having rampant Colt hard rubber grips with a lanyard loop in the butt. It has “US” on right side of frame along with model number & various inspector initials on frame & cyl. It has the distinctive oversized triggerguard and elongated trigger. Previously in collection of Buddy Hackett. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. It retains about 70% thin orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas with some pitting & chemical spotting on bbl. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear and have turned chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-60708 JR138 (1,250-1,750)

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1203

*COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 139139. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2” bbl, half moon front sight and 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few spots of chemical staining with a little fine pitting on left side. Ejector rod housing retains about 50% orig blue with outer radius a blue/brown patina. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere. Grip frame retains most of its orig glossy blue with a few small spots of pitting on triggerguard and thin backstrap. Cyl retains 93-95% orig blue. Grips are fine with right side turned chocolate, showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30605 JR299 (3,000-3,500)

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COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING SHERIFF’S MODEL DA REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Colt. SN 76407. Nickel finish with 3-1/2” bbl, usual markings on bbl & frame with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains about 90% orig nickel with some flaking on left side of frame and in flutes of cyl. Trigger retains about 90% orig blue and hammer about 70% thin orig blue. Grips show moderate to heavy wear, mechanics are a little sluggish but functional, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-30479 JR80 (1,000-1,500)

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COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. Cal. 41 Colt. SN 84058. Nickel finish with 3-1/2” bbl, half moon front sight, made without ejector rod & has 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Cyl pin is a replacement. CONDITION: About very good. Retains about 90% of an old refinish with some light rust on frame & cyl. Heavily worn grips. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-30615 JR298 (400-600)

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1206

*COLT NEW FRONTIER SCOUT REVOLVER. Cal 22 LR. SN G100201. 4-3/8” rnd bbl. In a partial Colt box. Circa 1975. CONDITION: Near new with minor handling marks. 4-30762 (700-800)

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1207

LOT OF TWO PIECES OF COLTROCK. 1) Large brown “TOBAC-A-DOR” on a metal lazy susan base with a large center compartment having a sponge inside the lid, with all the markings also inside the lid. The base has seven compartments with the name of the various types of tobaccos around the bottom edge. It measures 8-1/4” diameter by about 6-1/2” high. The lid for the central humidor and the edge of the revolving ring are decorated with deep relief acanthus leaves & berries. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 2) “The Foursome”. Brown Coltrock 4-position multiple outlet electrical connector. It is in two pieces with the base having a hole in the edge for an electrical cord to plug into a separate outlet. The top is removable and has a 2-prong connector for a wall outlet. CONDITION: Very fine. 4-30498 JR404 (750-1,250)

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1208

SPECTACULAR STUDDED R.T. FRAZIER BELT & HOLSTER RIG. Made of russet brown leather with lighter brown horse hide lining that wraps over edges with fine scallops, completely around both edges of belt & perimeter of the skirt on the dbl loop holster. Holster is made for a 7-1/2” single action Colt revolver or other large frame sized revolver. It has three large 8-pointed star conchos down the front and numerous 1/4” German silver buttons. The belt is 38” long with a 7” tongue billet and has a cut corner, square German silver buckle with fine engraved patterns on front. The billets are secured with stitching & rivets. It appears that the tongue billet may have been moved or posisbly shortened. The tongue billet has the Frazier triangle mark which is also found near the triggerguard cut on the holster. The cartridge loops are sewn through and appear to be for 32 or 38 caliber cartridges. CONDITION: Very fine. Leather is soft & supple with some crackling to the finish on the tongue & buckle billets and some loose stitching in the tongue billet. There is some dryness and minor cracking at the ends of the loops on the holster, otherwise the rig is in really fine condition showing light wear and scuffing. 4-30322 (8,500-10,500)

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1209

CARVED LEATHER HOLSTER & BOOKS FROM E.A. BRININSTOOL. Earl Alonzo Brininstool, 1870-1957, was from Warsaw, NY and in 1895 moved to Los Angeles where he became a journalist working for local newspapers and later freelanced for newspapers, wrote western poetry and articles for magazines. Most of his work dealt with Custer & the Little Big Horn Battle. He compiled several stories of survivors of the Reno command, some of which he turned into fictional accounts in his numerous books. Brininstool gave the holster, gun and book to P. Vosburgh. Vosburgh was a friend of the consignor’s family and is how the consignor acquired the items. Beautiful russet brown, carved, leather holster with fine, deep foliate & floral patterns with wide oval skirt and sgl loop, all lined with fine kid skin. The loop has the initials “EAB”. Rear edge of holster is light colored buckstitch laced and attached to the skirt at the toe. It has a small hole at the bottom of the skirt with a buckskin thong. Back side of holster, in the opening of the skirt, is inscribed in pen “E.A. BRININSTOOL / 1428 NORTON AVE. / LOS ANGELES, CAL. / OCT. 15, 1922”. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains most of its orig finish with some slight scuffing to the front and minor wear to the lining at top of fold. Accompanied by three of Mr. Brininstool’s western books with dust covers: A) Trail Dust of a Maverick, 1921, inscribed “To my friend P. Vosburgh” and author signed & dated “March 12 / 24”. Very good condition. Minor bug damage to dust jacket & some yellowing. B) Troopers With Custer, 1925. Fine condition. Minor damage to back of dust jacket with some yellowing. C) Fighting Indian Warriors, 1953. Very fine condition. Slight yellowing. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30590 JR371 (1,500-2,500)

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1210

RARE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION TO TOM HORN REMINGTON MODEL 1890 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 1254. One of the most rare of Remington revolvers is the 1890, with only 2,020 having been made in period 1891-1896. Of those only a handful were engraved and of that handful of engraved revolvers, few are known with presentations. This revolver has the inscription engraved on left side of bbl at muzzle “PRESENTED TO / TOM HORN / BY HIS FRIEND JOHN COBLE”. Tom Horn was, undoubtedly, one of the best known “guns for hire” to emerge from the dust of the “wild west”. Tom Horn was born in Missouri in 1860 and left the farm at age 14 to go West. He held various occupations including railroad laborer, wagon driver & stagecoach driver. He later became an Army scout and in fact, was one of the men who negotiated the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. He was a rodeo rider and won the world’s championship as a steer wrestler. He subsequently worked as a deputy sheriff in Colorado and a detective for the Pinkerton Agency for four years during which time he claimed to have killed seventeen men. Little is known of Horn in period 1888-1894 after which he appeared in Wyoming and became a range detective hired by the Swan Cattle Company, a consortium of wealthy Wyoming ranchers led by John Coble. He was successful in eliminating many cattle rustlers & thieves from the area north of Cheyenne to Sheridan. In 1898 he joined the cavalry and served with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, after which he returned to Wyoming and resumed his rustler killing duties. In 1901 he was accused, tried and convicted for killing a fourteen year old boy, William (Willie) Nickell, which was a mistake as apparently Horn had intended to kill Willie’s father, Kels. Horn was finally executed in January 1903. The orig trial was so controversial, and remains so today, that 100 years later a mock retrial was held in the Laramie County Courthouse and Horn was found innocent. Coble was a close friend of Horn’s and, in fact, edited Horn’s autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter – Written by Himself. Apparently this was written while he was in jail awaiting execution. It was published in 1904. Coble also paid for the majority of Horn’s legal defense, the coffin, gravestone and all funeral expenses and publishing costs of his book. It was reported at the time that Mrs. Nickell cursed Coble wishing him to lose everything and die in shame. Subsequent to the execution Coble did lose everything and eventually committed suicide in a hotel lady’s room in Elko, Nevada. Therefore the link between Coble & Horn is solidly established with Coble certainly having had the resources to make a present of such a fine gift. The revolver has a 5-3/4” bbl with German silver front sight and 2-pc smooth ivory grips. It is engraved in L.D. Nimschke style with about 60% coverage fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving on frame with matching patterns on sides of bbl, ejector housing web, backstrap, buttstrap & triggerguard. The cyl has matching engraving on the lands between the flutes and at the back edge. It has a lanyard stud & ring in buttstrap. Accompanied by a copy of the January 1978 Gun Report magazine which contains an article about Remington frontier revolvers by Ron Ogan, where on p. 18 this exact revolver is pictured with the notation that it is from the collection of G.L. Phillips. Also accompanied by internet reprints of Tom Horn’s biography, the family history of Willie Nickell with his killing by Tom Horn and a brief biography of John C. Coble. This exact revolver is pictured on the cover of The Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd Quarter 2006. Additional information regarding Tom Horn can be found in The Legend of Tom Horn: Last of the Badmen, Monaghan, 1946, The Saga of Tom Horn: The Story of a Cattlemen’s War, Karkel, 1954, Tom Horn Blood on the Moon, Carlson, 2001. Provenance: Ex-Ted Bell Collection, Ex-Gary Phillips Collection, who reportedly purchased it from an elderly minister in California. This lot is accompanied by a letter from the consignor outlining the guns recent history together with a contemporary poster for the movie “Tom Horn” depicted by Steve McQueen. CONDITION: Fine plus. No orig finish remains being a cleaned metal color overall with some very fine pitting around muzzle, on ejector housing and face of cyl. Ejector housing has a few light dents & dings. Grips are a wonderful mellow ivory patina with numerous age lines around bottom edges. Will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn lightly pitted bore. Baldwin Collection 4-30010 JR85 (50,000-100,000)

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1211

ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 896. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, usual markings with “44” on upper left forward part of frame. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips. Beautifully engraved in New York style with about 40-50% coverage intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with diamond & dot patterns in the gullet on front edge of frame. Cyl, backstrap & triggerguard are engraved to match. This exact revolver is pictured on the cover of The Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd Quarter 2006. CONDITION: Fine. Retains 30-40% orig nickel, mostly in sheltered areas, with balance cleaned & polished to bright metal. Front sight is a replacement. Grips are sound showing heavy wear with a couple of large chips out of right side, showing some shrinkage and overall retain a medium ivory patina with some fine age lines. Hammer will not hold in safety notch or half cock and timing needs adjusting. Strong bore with fine pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30012 JR133 (6,000-10,000)

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1212

SCARCE REMINGTON MODEL 1890 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CFW (44-40). SN 250. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, slightly altered German silver front sight with 1-line bbl address. Left side of frame has the caliber marking and it is mounted with 2-pc Remington logo embossed, checkered, hard rubber grips with a stud & ring in the butt strap. This is one of about 2,020 of these revolvers built in the period 1891-1896. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig nickel with some slight wear on left side at muzzle and a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Backstrap retains about 75% orig nickel. Grips are fine, showing moderate wear and have turned chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-30604 JR302 (10,000-15,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1890 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 228. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl with “REMINGTON ARMS CO., ILION, N.Y.” address and “44.C.F.W.” on left side of frame. It has 2-pc hard rubber grips with the Remington script logo at top and a stud and ring in buttstrap. This is one of 2,020 Model 1890’s built in period 1891-1896. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong orig nickel with slight muzzle edge wear and some fine pitting in sheltered area on ejector rod housing and some very fine pimpling on right side of frame. There is a small cut on left side of bbl. Cyl has a couple of small areas of flaking with some fine pitting. Left grip has a small chip on front edge, otherwise grips are fine, show moderate wear and are beginning to turn chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30026 JR124 (8,000-12,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 602. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, pinched post front sight & smooth 2-pc walnut grips with a lanyard stud & ring in butt. This is one of about 25,000 revolvers built in period 1875-1889 in both blue & nickel. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 95% strong, bright, orig nickel with wear at muzzle and light pitting & a few spots elsewhere on bbl & frame. Cyl retains about 90% orig nickel. Grips are fine and retain traces of orig varnish being mostly a smooth, hand worn patina. Grip screw is a replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30016 JR84 (6,000-10,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 235. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl and smooth 2-pc walnut grips. There is a “44” on upper front left side of frame. CONDITION: About fine, as refinished. Retains virtually all of this fine professional restoration with some minor flaking in flutes of cyl and a few spots on the web with some fine, scattered pitting on frame. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30017 JR125 (3,000-5,000)

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1216

RARE REMINGTON MODEL 1875 EGYPTIAN CONTRACT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Remington CF. SN 635. Believed to be the finest Egyptian Contract 1875 extant, this revolver has blued finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, pinched post front sight, blued iron triggerguard and 2-pc walnut grips with a lanyard loop in the butt. Both grips have matching penciled serial numbers inside. The left side of the frame by the bbl is stamped with an “R” and it has a corresponding small star on the bbl and a matching “R” on cyl. These marks signify Egyptian contract. This rare revolver is one of the 10,000 pieces contracted from Remington in 1875 which, to date, only a few have been discovered. This is, reportedly, the finest condition Egyptian Contract Model 1875 Remington extant. CONDITION: Very fine, the bbl retains 93-95% strong bright orig blue with light muzzle wear, slightly thinned along the sides of the bbl. The ejector rod housing and web retain 95-96% glossy bright blue. The frame has bright blue in sheltered areas with the balance having flaked to a medium dark patina. There is some fine pitting near the forcing cone area on the top strap. The grip frame is mostly a blue/gray patina and the grips have light handling and use marks and retain most of their orig bright varnish. The safety notch on the hammer is missing, otherwise the mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Baldwin Collection 4-30014 (11,000-16,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 33. Blue finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, pinched post front sight, blued steel triggerguard and smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver, with “44” on left side at bottom edge. It has a lanyard stud & ring in buttstrap. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & web retain about 90-92% strong, glossy, orig blue, very strong on web. Frame & grip frame retain 30-40% thin orig blue, having flaked to mostly a light patina. Triggerguard retains about 95% orig blue. Hammer retains about 90% orig case colors, strong on sides & back edge. Cyl retains 85-90% thinning orig blue. Grips are fine showing light wear with a few nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine, light pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30027 (6,000-9,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1888 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 219. Nickel finish with 5-3/4” rnd bbl, with “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” bbl address and “44” on left rear web of triggerguard. Fitted with very old 2-pc ivory grips. Scarce revolver as only about 1,000 were ever made in period 1888-1889. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains 75-80% strong, orig nickel with loss areas a dark patina with some pitting on frame & triggerguard. Left side of muzzle shows substantial wear & front sight has been slightly altered. The tip of cyl pin is broken and latch spring is missing. Ejector rod housing screw is battered. Grips have chipped toes with left side missing a small wedge at bottom. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. The ejector rod housing screw is drilled into the bore and tip of the web, next to frame, is missing below locator pin. Baldwin Collection 4-30013 (3,500-5,500)

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ENGRAVED EARLY MERWIN & HULBERT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 M&H. SN 4136. Early model without top strap and with scooped flutes in cyl. Nickel finish with 7” rnd bbl, integral cyl pin housing with square butt & lanyard ring. Fitted with very early, deep relief carved, Mexican eagle, pearl grips and has the inscription “Toribio Corbala” on backstrap. Frame, bbl & cyl are very nicely, factory engraved with a Mexican eagle holding a snake, sitting on a cactus on the left side and a dog’s head on right side. All surrounded with typical factory foliate, leaf & vine engraving. Engraving patterns cover entire outside surface of cyl except for the flutes and extends up over bbl on both sides and at muzzle. Accompanied by a very beautiful, double loop, tan leather holster with basket weave carving on outside, eight nice silver rosettes around rear edge and three silver bar rectangular plates with Indian decorations. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains 75-80% strong, orig nickel with wear on left side of bbl and on grip frame with a few spots of scattered rust. Front sight has been slightly altered. Grips have slightly chipped toes & heels, otherwise are fine with beautiful fire and lots of color with a couple of small age lines on right side. Mechanics are fine, worn bore. Holster is fine. 4-30066 JR131 (7,500-12,500)

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FACTORY ENGRAVED MERWIN & HULBERT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 3308. Later model with top strap & conventional flutes with nickel & gold finish, 7” rnd bbl having integral cyl pin housing with birdhead grip frame that has integral lanyard hole. It has 2-pc ivory grips with a deep relief carved, Mexican eagle holding a snake. Frame is beautifully & typically factory engraved with vignette of a mountain farm scene on left side with their typical flower & leaf patterns elsewhere. Bbl & cyl are engraved to match. Cyl is bright orig gilt gold with factory engraving, has assembly number “4882” which does not match revolver assembly number of “3209”. CONDITION: Very fine. Frame & bbl retain about all of their orig factory nickel with a spot or two of flaking on bbl, light surface spotting over entire revolver and some rust spotting on front & backstraps. Grips are extremely fine, showing light wear with great detail in carving. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30067 JR130 (7,500-12,500)

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SCARCE EARLY MERWIN & HULBERT ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 M&H. SN 3482. Nickel finish with 7” rnd bbl, integral half moon front sight, early frame with open top and scooped flute cyl. It has square butt with a lanyard ring and has 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips with matching serial number scratched inside right grip. One of only a few thousand of these revolvers built in period 1876-1880. Left side of bbl has the Hopkins & Allen marking with the Merwin & Hulbert patent markings on top. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, possibly unfired, all matching including grips. Retains virtually all of its strong orig nickel finish with a few minor scratches & handling marks with some slight dulling from handling. Hammer retains about 90% strong case colors and the triggerguard about 50% bright colors with balance fading to silver. Triggerguard retains most of its orig blue, slightly faded on front. Grips are crisp, showing light diamond point wear, having turned chocolate. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-30603 JR301 (10,000-15,000)

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FACTORY ENGRAVED MERWIN & HULBERT NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 3463. Later model with top strap and conventional flutes in the cyl. It has 7” rnd bbl with Hopkins & Allen markings on the side and Merwin & Hulbert markings on the top. It has pinched blade integral front sight with birdhead grip and 2-pc orig checkered, hard rubber grips with skull cracker and lanyard loop on bottom. It has typical factory engraving with the vignette of a boat tied to a stump on the shore with mountains in the background on the left side, with flower blossoms & leaves mixed with a variety of geometric patterns in about 60% coverage. Only a few thousand of these well made revolvers were produced in period 1876-1880. The Merwin & Hulbert revolver was a popular western tool with its quick reloading capability. The company just never had the recognition and distribution capability of Colt and Smith & Wesson. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about all of a restored nickel finish with some fine pitting in the flutes on cyl and a few scattered spots elsewhere. Grips have a repaired break on each side and show moderate to heavy wear, having turned chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-31060 JR507 (3,000-5,000)

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MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. LARGE FRAME OPEN TOP REVOLVER. Cal. 44/40. SN 2777. 3-1/4” rnd bbl. Assembly number 3038 matches on bbl, cyl and frame under grip. Marked “MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. N.Y. / POCKET ARMY” on right side of frame with Hopkins & Allen address and patent dates on left side of bbl. “CALIBRE / WINCHESTER / 1873” is stamped on left side of frame. CONDITION: 40% nickel mixed with brown patina and light surface rust overall. Right grip panel is missing a large chip at rear; both are worn at the high spots. Mechanically good. 4-30458 FS81 (800-1,200)

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1223A

CASED “NIMSCHKE” ENGRAVED & SIGNED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1-1/2 NEW MODEL SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 114732. Nickel finish with 3-1/2” keyhole bbl, usual markings on top rib with half moon front sight & spectacular birdhead, 2-pc pearl grips that are numbered on inside “114703”. These are undoubtedly factory grips and fit perfectly. It has about 60% coverage, fine, intertwined foliate arabesque engraving with punch dot background by L.D. Nimschke and signed “L.D.N” on toe of front strap and with a small “N” inside face of bbl lug. Accompanied by an orig M.W. Robinson, red wool lined, distributor’s case, compartmented in bottom for revolver, a scarce box of UMC 32 short No. 2 rimfire cartridges with orange label and a picture of this exact model of revolver. There are five loose rds in another compartment. CONDITION: New & unfired, all matching. Retains all of its orig factory nickel on revolver and brilliant case colors on hammer. Grips are spectacular with a tiny chip at right side near the frame, otherwise are near perfect with tremendous fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case has light storage nicks & scratches with no cracks or grain checks. Interior is lightly faded with some mothing in lid and a spot or two in bottom with some light soil in bottom. Altogether a very rare set. 4-30711 JR426 (12,500-17,500)

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1224

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL AMERICAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 4792. Blue finish with 8” keyhole bbl, slightly altered half moon German silver front sight with smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver. It has fine New York style engraving with full coverage on both sides of frame in foliate arabesque patterns with a very fine stippled background. The bbl pivot has flower blossoms. This beautiful deep engraving is on both sides of bbl and ejector housing with matching patterns on backstrap & buttstrap. Both sides of top strap are diamond cross-hatched. Both sides of bbl & cyl have vice marks. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped Aug. 7, 1871 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY with 8” bbl, plain blue finish and smooth walnut grips in a shipment of 100 identical handguns. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains 40-50% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas, gray patina elsewhere. Grips are sound and show moderate to heavy wear with a few dings & scratches and possibly an old refinish. Will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Screws are slightly battered and the knurled pawl latch may be an old replacement. Baldwin Collection 4-30022 JR107 (6,000-10,000)

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1225

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL RUSSIAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 28341. Usual configuration with 8” keyhole bbl with commercial address, steel half moon, front sight with 2-pc smooth, pearl grips. Lanyard stud hole in buttstrap is plugged. Revolver has about 80% coverage deep etch engraving in foliate & floral patterns with a fine, stippled background. The pawl latch is a replacement. Grips have two different numbers scratched inside; under right side is number “28225” and under left side is number “26686”. Both have a large script “R”. Hammer spring appears to be a replacement and the spring tension screw is missing. On left side of the raised area of ejector housing is engraved name “INAKI & MICHAUX”. Accompanied by a period, military style, brown leather, flap holster with large brass stud for flap & a sewn-in plug. Also accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter indicating shipment on Jan. 6, 1874 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, NY with 8” bbl, plain blue finish & smooth walnut grips in a shipment of 160 same type revolvers. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except grips as noted. No orig finish remains, being a cleaned, gray metal color with some scattered, fine pitting, some screws are battered. Left grip has a repaired crack through escutcheon and there is a chipped right toe, otherwise grips are beautiful with lots of fire & color. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Holster is fine with normal light wear & soil. Baldwin Collection 4-30023 JR110 (2,500-4,000)

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1226

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 5182. Usual configuration with 6-1/2” keyhole bbl, altered, half moon front sight with 2-pc ivory grips that have a small, raised carved, Mexican eagle on right side. Receiver has about 85% deep etch engraving with leaf & vine patterns and has a fine stippled background. Mexican eagle is very nicely executed with a blind escutcheon in right grip. Serial number is relocated to left side of frame under grip. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains being a cleaned, bright metal finish with some scattered light pitting. Some screws are lightly battered. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. Bbl is a little loose in hinge and latch. Grips show moderate to heavy wear, commensurate with condition of revolver and have had the blind escutcheon reglued. Baldwin Collection 4-30024 (3,000-4,000)

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1227

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL AMERICAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 American. SN 6083. Blue finish with 8” keyhole bbl, half moon German silver front sight with smooth 2-pc walnut grips that are matching numbered inside right grip. This appears to be the beginning of the “transition model American” as it has a transitioned 1.423” cyl vs. the older 1.450” cyl but does not have the transitional model interlocking hammer/bbl catch. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 80% strong, glossy, orig, factory blue with the losses primarily due to flaking, although there is slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Hammer retains about 90% faded case colors and triggerguard 25-30% strong case colors, mostly in sheltered areas with balance turned silver. The extractor pawl is a little sticky, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of light pitting. Some of the screws are slightly battered. Grips are very fine with light edge wear and retain a smooth orig oil finish. Altogether a beautiful First Model American. Baldwin Collection 4-30029 JR106 (7,500-12,500)

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1228

IDENTIFIED SMITH & WESSON MODEL 3 RUSSIAN FIRST MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 10418. Nickel finish with 8” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, with smooth pearl replacement grips that may be contemporary to the period of use. Cylinger is assembly-number matched to number on right frame. Cyl has assembly number “H66” while frame assembly number is “B471”. While the cyl is mismatched it is in identical condition to the revolver and undoubtedly is a period of use replacement. Swivel stud hole in buttstrap is plugged with a screw as was standard on this model. This revolver, according to family history, was the property of Sylvester V. Davis who was the City Marshal of Hutchinson, Kansas and Deputy Sheriff of Reno County, Kansas, 1891-1897. Family history relates a story that Marshal Davis was a passenger on a stagecoach that was held up by two bandits. The passengers were ordered out and upon dismounting Marshal Davis killed both bandits with this revolver. Accompanied by a notarized statement dated Aug. 27, 1988 from Rose Ann Davis Miles selling this revolver and stating that it was carried by her deceased husband’s grandfather, Sylvester V. Davis and that it was passed down through the Davis family, first to Aaron Raymond Davis, son of Sylvester, and then to her husband, Donald Davis, and that it had remained in her possession since his death. Also accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped in 1872 to the M.W. Robinson Co., New York City. It is additionally accompanied by several pages of miscellaneous research which lists Sylvester Davis as a Marshal and a newspaper clipping announcing his election. There is also a copy of a page from the 1893 Hutchinson City Directory identifying S.V. Davis as the Deputy Sheriff & Constable. CONDITION: Fine, as noted. Overall retains 65-70% strong orig nickel with the loss areas a medium patina. Grips are outstanding with great color & fire. Some of screws are battered. The hammer will not hold at safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-30707 JR424 (5,500-7,500)

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1229

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL RUSSIAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 20141. Blue finish with 8” keyhole bbl, altered half moon front sight with 2-pc smooth walnut grips that are numbered “23811”. Accompanied by an early tooled military style flap holster with iron stud, missing plug. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains about 50% thin orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, turned to light patina elsewhere with some scattered fine pitting. Grips, while not numbered to this revolver, fit very well, show moderate wear with nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine. Latch is a little stiff but functional. Strong bright bore with light pitting. Holster is dry & crackled with some deterioration around stud hole and is missing two rivets from sewn edge. Baldwin Collection 4-30025 (4,000-7,000)

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1230

SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL SCHOFIELD SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Schofield. SN 3843. Blue finish with 5-1/8” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight and 2-pc, nicely figured, smooth walnut grips. Buttstrap has a small “US” at heel and left grip has a large “99” stamped at left bottom edge. This revolver is altered in the style of the famous Wells Fargo revolvers and appears to have been done for another express or guard agency and in this cataloguer’s opinion was factory altered. Accompanied by a military style, black flap holster that was probably cut down from a longer body and has a brass stud closure with belt loop secured with two harness rivets. Flap is stamped “99” in two places. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson Factory letter identifying this revolver with 7” bbl, blue finish & smooth walnut grips shipped Oct. 12, 1876 to the Springfield Armory. No mention of returning to be altered. Therefore, one must assume this was altered by either Bannerman’s or Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching including grips. Overall retains about 60% glossy factory blue with some fine pitting on left side of bbl and cyl. Hammer retains about 50% faded case colors and triggerguard about 70% strong case colors. Grips retain nearly all their orig varnish from an in-period-of-use refinish (done when shortened). We are also told that the “99” is a designation for the U.S. Coast Guard. We have not been able to confirm this as of yet. Grips show light to moderate wear with three holes in bottoms, possibly from an old plate having been attached. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Holster is dry with a somewhat crackled surface and retains about 80% orig finish. 4-30069 JR109 (4,000-5,000)

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1231

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 31547. Blue finish with 6-1/2” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight with 2-pc S&W embossed hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. Left side of grip frame, at heel under grip, is stamped with a small diamond indicating a pre-war factory refinish. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips. Retains virtually all of this spectacular factory restoration with only a faint cyl line. Triggerguard retains virtually all of its bright case colors and hammer about 85% bright case colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Grips show light wear. 4-30704 JR417 (2,500-3,500)

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1232

SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 8015. Nickel finish with scarce 6” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight, rear sight attached to the latch. It has reproduction Smith & Wesson embossed, checkered, hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains about 80% strong orig nickel with wear at muzzle & grip frame. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-30455 JR81 (1,750-2,250)

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1233

SMITH & WESSON DOUBLE ACTION FRONTIER REVOLVER. Cal. 44/40. SN 17251 all matching. 4” ribbed bbl. Factory refinish mark “10.46” is stamped on left side of frame under grip. CONDITION: Retains almost all nickel and blue from the factory refinish. Casehardening on hammer has faded to silver. Grips are worn with a poor repair at base of right grip. Mechanically fine. 4-30765 (500-750)

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1234

RARE SMITH & WESSON FAVORITE DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 9810. Nickel finish with 5” keyhole bbl, target style front sight with diamond checkered walnut grips serial numbered to this revolver. Only 1,000 of these rare revolvers were produced in 1882-83. According to Roy Jinks, Smith & Wesson Historian, this model was designed for the Russian government. Apparently samples were sent to Russia in 1882 but no contract materialized and the revolvers were held in stock until 1888 when they were added to company price list. A Smith & Wesson factory letter states that this revolver was shipped Jan. 14, 1890 to Markt & Co., New York City, NY and Hamburg, Germany in “as found” configuration. This revolver differs from the standard double action 44 in that it has a variety of lightning cuts on frame, bbl & cyl with a lighter, tapered bbl and thinner cyl. CONDITION: Fine, as renickeled, all matching. Retains most of this new finish over some very fine pitting on bbl lug & behind recoil shields. There are a couple of pimples on backstrap and a small bit of flaking around some rust on front strap. Grips are fine, showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-30074 JR103 (5,000-10,000)

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1235

SCARCE SHOULDER STOCK & HOLSTER FOR AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 REVOLVER. Scarce accessory for the Australian Contract revolvers, of which there were only 250 manufactured for the Australian Colonial Police in 1880. Stock is serial numbered “13218” with standard attaching iron and straight grain, uncheckered walnut with S&W logo hard rubber buttplate. The attaching iron has a threaded recess for tang sight which was never issued with these revolvers, although a number of authentic stocks have been observed with the recesses. Apparently Smith & Wesson used stocks for this contract that had been previously manufactured for the revolving rifle. The holster is made of russet brown leather, 13-1/2” long x 4-1/2” wide x about 1-1/2” thick with a flap top with slot for brass stud. Left edge has a slot for saddle strap and a D-ring in back. Inside top, under the flap, are the Australian markings “37” and a broad arrow. CONDITION: Stock is fine with the attaching iron retaining 60-70% orig nickel with the loss areas dark patina mixed with some fine pitting. There is a small crack in the wood back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains about 75-80% orig varnish. Buttplate is fine. Holster is horse sweat stained with some light soil and fine crackling at the bend in the flap and along edges of body. A fine addition to an Australian Contract revolver. 4-30702 JR423 (1,500-2,500)

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1236

SCARCE SMITH & WESSON HOLSTER FOR A NEW MODEL NO. 3 AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT SHOULDER STOCK. Scarce accessory for the Australian Contract revolvers, of which there were only 250 manufactured for the Australian Colonial Police in 1880. Made of russet brown leather, 13-1/2” long x 4-1/2” wide x about 1-1/2” thick with a flap top with slot for brass stud. Left edge has two slots for saddle straps and a D-ring in back. Inside top, under the flap, are the Australian markings “36” and a broad arrow. CONDITION: Fine. Leather is soft & supple with some crackling on bend of flap and body of holster with horse sweat stains on back and light to moderate soil. A scarce accessory for your Australian Contract Smith & Wesson. 4-30703 JR422 (300-500)

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1237

ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 S&W Long RF. SN 39382. Nickel finish with 6” keyhole bbl, half moon, German silver, front sight with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. This revolver is engraved by L.D. Nimschke in patterns identical to those found on p. 23 of L.D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver, Wilson. They consist of 50-60% coverage fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and a large fouled anchor on sideplate with some cross-hatching on opposite side. Backstrap & buttstrap are engraved also. Cyl has 75-80% coverage matching engraving. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped May 30, 1865 to J.W. Storrs, New York City, NY, Smith & Wesson’s sole agent from 1856-1869. It was in a shipment of 75 mixed revolvers, all with plain finish. This letter also identifies it as Nimschke engraved. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including grips. Retains 30-40% orig finish with balance cleaned to bright metal. Orig finish is possibly silver plating, but being polished bright, appears to be nickel. There is some scattered fine pitting, mostly around forcing cone area with heavier pitting on face of cyl. Hinge pin screw is a replacement and may be stripped. Grips show moderate to heavy wear with a couple of minor chips on edges and retain 30-40% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Baldwin Collection 4-30015 JR108 (3,000-6,000)

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1238

CIVIL WAR ERA SMITH & WESSON MODEL TWO ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 32 rim fire. SN 21394. 5” oct bbl. Rosewood grips. CONDITION: Very good, with 30% bright blue mixed with brown patina and scattered light surface rust. Markings are sharp. Grips are worn at high spots but retain about 80% orig varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-30462 FS107 (600-1,000)

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1239

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1-1/2 OLD MODEL SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 32 RF. SN 23536. Blue finish with 3-1/2” oct bbl with full rib, German silver, half moon front sight and usual markings on rib. It has 5-shot cyl with 2-pc rosewood grips numbered to the revolver. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grips. Overall retains about 95-96% glossy orig factory blue with some light flaking on bbl & cyl, with the loss areas a light patina. Cyl has a fingernail sized spot of fine pitting, which has been cleaned. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. There is a screwdriver mark on the sideplate. Grips are extremely fine retaining virtually all of their fine piano varnish. 4-30705 JR419 (2,000-3,000)

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1240

PRESENTATION SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL SECOND ISSUE REVOLVER. Cal. 22 short. SN 115525 3-3/16” oct bbl with standard markings. Backstrap is engraved “PRESENTED TO / R.Millichamp, / BY HIS OLD & SINCERE FRIENDS / The two Harry’s.” on the backstrap and “March 1st / 67.” on left sideplate. No research has been done on these people. CONDITION: Traces of blue on bbl and cyl, 20% silver on frame. Grips are worn smooth with a large chip on right side. Mechanically good. 4-30885 FS66 (1,200-1,500)

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1241

*SPECTACULAR CASED & ENGRAVED GRIZZLY MODEL MIKKENGER ARMS TEXAS SESQUICENTENNIAL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Mag. SN 5052. Satin chrome finish with 7-1/2” solid rib bbl with recessed muzzle, yellow insert ramp front sight with adjustable rear sight. Mounted with smooth, 2-pc mesquite wood grips. Frame, cyl & sides of bbl are very nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns executed with a very fine touch, all with punch dot background. Rear half of cyl has a line geometric pattern in two panels, front & back of the cyl stop notches. Sides of top strap have diamond & dot patterns which is also found on butt strap, forward sides of frame and in gullet of the ejector rod housing. Top of backstrap is engraved with the outline of the State of Texas & the backstrap is engraved “1836 TEXAS 1986”. Accompanied by its orig red felt lined, pecan wood (Texas State Tree) case, French fitted in bottom for revolver & an oval covered empty recess. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine plus, appears new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its fine orig satin finish. Grips are equally fine, retaining all of their orig finish. 4-60423 JR351 (10,000-15,000)

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1242

*SPECTACULAR CASED & ENGRAVED EDMOND H. de la GARRIGUE GRIZZLY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Magnum. SN 5. Satin nickel finish with 7-1/2” solid rib bbl with integral ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight with uncheckered, 2-pc walnut grips. Top rib has maker’s name with “DALLAS, TEXAS” and the caliber. Serial number is on the flat, in front of the triggerguard. Revolver is very beautifully engraved with combination patterns of foliate arabesque scrolls and intertwined leaf pattern on the frame, cyl, bbl & grip frame. Accompanied by its orig pecan wood (Texas State Tree), red felt lined casing, French fitted in bottom for revolver and an empty oval recess. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Case is equally new. 4-60422 JR352 (10,000-15,000)

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1243

*CASED CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF GRIZZLY MODEL MIKKENGER ARMS SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS. Cal. 44 Mag. SN 5197 & 5198. Made identically with blue finish, 7-1/2” bbls with raised, matted ribs, red ramp front sights & adjustable rear sights. Left side of bbls have the caliber marking with the maker’s name on bottom and serial numbers on bottom front of frames. They have unfluted 6-shot cylinders with floating firing pins in the frame and Ruger-style flat-faced hammers. Frames are cast & milled from one piece of steel with removable sideplates held in with a screw concealed under left grip panel. They have uncheckered, Bisley-style, walnut grips. Accompanied by a stained hardwood case with green sateen lining with recesses for the two revolvers. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, appear to be unfired. Retain virtually all of their high-polish blue. Grips are equally new, case is fine. 4-60424 JR350 (7,000-10,000)

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1244
Revised: 3/10/2007

LOT OF ITEMS SEIZED FROM JAMES GANG OUTLAW CLELL MILLER AT THE NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA BANK ROBBERY. This lot consists of a Smith & Wesson Second Model American revolver, an early half seat saddle with bent wood stirrups and a pair of brass spurs. These items were the property of Clell Miller, a member of the James/Younger Gang which attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, MN on Sept. 7, 1876. The gang entered the town in three different groups with Jesse & Frank James and Bob Younger entering the bank, while Cole Younger & Clell Miller acted as guards in the street with the remaining three members of the gang guarding the escape route over the bridge leading out of town. When the Northfield citizens became aroused and starting shooting at the gang and Frank & Jesse couldn’t force the teller, Joseph Haywood, to open the safe, they decided to abandon the robbery and attempted to escape. In the meantime a young medical student, Henry M. Wheeler, at home in Northfield on vacation, who had just been turned away from the bank by Clell Miller, raced to the hotel where he knew there was an old Civil War carbine and some ammunition. He grabbed the carbine and the only three cartridges available and took a position in an upstairs window where he killed Clell Miller and wounded Bob Younger in the elbow. Another outlaw, Bill Chadwell, was also killed by a Mr. Manning. The remainder of the gang managed to escape even though they were all wounded, some severely. Once the shooting had stopped Mr. Wheeler returned to the street where he removed the revolver & spurs from Miller’s body and took possession of Miller’s horse & saddle which, according to family history, he rode for many years until the horse died. The two dead outlaws were summarily buried in Northfield but Mr. Wheeler, knowing that his medical school was in need of cadavers for dissection & study, disinterred the two bodies, packed them in barrels of water labeled “FRESH PAINT” and shipped them back to his medical school. The family of Clell Miller, learning of the situation, demanded return of his body which was allowed before any dissection took place. The other outlaw, Bill Chadwell, was not claimed and so was dissected & studied at the medical school. Family history & some newspaper accounts report that Dr. Wheeler then cleaned Chadwell’s skeleton, reassembled it and maintained it in his medical office for many years, pointing out to any interested visitor the bullet lodged in the skeleton’s spine. The revolver, as previously noted, is a Smith & Wesson 2nd Model American, caliber 44 American, SN 18550, with 8” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight and 2-pc wood grips. Butt strap has a plugged lanyard stud hole and it has traces of orig nickel finish. Backstrap is engraved in period script “This pistol removed from the body of Clel (sic) Miller a member of the James Gang killed by H.M. Wheeler Northfield Min. Sept. 7. 1876”. Accompanied by a notarized letter dated 8 September 1965 and signed Floyd Wheeler, Rome Hiway, Kingston, GA. In the letter Mr. Wheeler states that H.M. Wheeler was his great-grandfather and relates the story of Mr. Wheeler killing Clell Miller and taking Miller’s revolver, spurs & saddle, also Miller’s horse which he rode form many years. Floyd Wheeler states in the letter that he is trading “the pistol, spurs and saddle to Robert Patterson owner of Pattersons Hardware Rome, Georgia, for two Model 42 Winchesters and a Parker shotgun.” Also accompanying is another notarized letter dated Nov. 13, 2006 signed Everett Mealor, stating that he had heard that Robert had traded for “an outlaw’s gun, saddle and spurs.” and that 35 years later he was able to acquire all the above items. CONDITION: The revolver is used & worn, maintaining a mottled, dark brown patina with traces of orig nickel and light surface pitting. Grips are heavily worn with replaced screw & escutcheon. Mechanics are a little loose but functional, strong pitted bore. Spurs are Civil War style with small rowells with one side of one shank broken away with a rusted replacement rowell and rivet. The other rowell has several broken points and overall are both a dark coffee colored patina. Saddle is dry with some crackling in seat and on front leathers but reasonably intact. Of all the famous outlaw items to come to market in recent years, this is the only grouping with iron clad authentication. It is from one of, if not, the most famous or infamous incidents in Western outlaw history. 8-76199 (75,000-125,000)

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1245

RARE IDENTIFIED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER THAT BELONGED TO A MURDERER. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 89678. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-pc walnut grip. Grip is crudely carved on left side “L SPROLE”. Near frame on left side is stamped “JW”. Right side of grip has one deep notch. Bottom of bbl, by ejector rod housing, is hand stamped in tiny letters “PROP. USDCWDA”. This stands for Property of U.S. District Court, Western District, Arkansas, which is a marking applied to property seized from convicted criminals in Judge Parker’s court. It is likely that once Sprole was hanged this revolver remained in the court property room and was issued or loaned to law enforcement officers for many years thereafter. It is entirely possible that it could have been given to one of the Deputy U.S. Marshals. Accompanied by a very early triple loop tooled holster with four silver conchos. Holster is nicely tooled with scallops and other small decorations. Also accompanied by a small German silver Deputy U.S. Marshal badge that appears to be authentic. The owner previous to the consignor stated to this cataloguer that he had purchased it from a museum out west when they were de-ascessioning items from the museum. There is a small brass museum tag accompanying the holster which bears the stamped number “209”. Additionally accompanied by a very large packet of information regarding the arrest & trial of Lincoln Sprole for the murder of Benjamin F. Clark and his son, Alexander Clark, in 1885 in Indian Territory. Sprole was tried by the hanging judge, Isaac C. Parker, on April 30, 1886, found guilty and sentenced to hang on July 23, 1886. Sentence was carried out and so noted on a document filed on Sept. 20, 1886. Also accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length & type of stocks not listed as having been shipped April 24, 1883 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO in a shipment of fifty same type guns. CONDITION: Fair to good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas, being mostly a smooth silver/brown patina. Grip is very worn & slightly shrunken and battered on bottom with corresponding nicks & dings on buttstrap. Screws are somewhat battered. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Holster shows heavy wear with a variety of holes & repairs but is reasonably intact & serviceable. Badge is moderately tarnished on front with heavy tarnish on back. 4-31163 JR485 (25,000-35,000)

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1246

GROUPING OF FIREARMS & PHOTOGRAPH OF LT. WILLIAM B. WETMORE. Lt. Wetmore was born in 1849, apparently to a wealthy family. He was accepted as “an appointment at large” to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY and graduated in June 1872. After being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant he was posted to Fort Riley, Kansas as the Post Adjutant, Subsistence Officer & Assistant Quartermaster. He was subsequently assigned to Colorado and then to Fort Leavenworth, KS as the Aide de Camp to Maj. Gen. Pope. He rode on the expedition to Indian territory with Maj. Gen. Miles in Aug. 1874 and participated in the fight at Red River for which he was brevetted 1st Lieutenant and then Captain. In September 1875 he took a leave of absence until October of 1876 to make a tour of the world and resigned his commission December 1, 1876. Accompanying this lot is a 3-ring binder which contains an official copy of a West Point photograph of Cadet Wetmore. Also in the binder is a copy of the Sept. 13, 1873 Junction City newspaper with highlights of Lt. Wetmore shooting a rogue Capt. G.W. Graham formerly of the 10th cavalry. Graham & his men shot & killed a guard & wounded some of the passengers. Wetmore immediately shot the outlaw dead with this very Smith & Wesson revolver. Additionally included are copies of three pages from Firearms of the American West 1866-1894, Garavaglia & Worman, which on p. 78 has a reprint of Lt. Wetmore’s photograph that we have with this lot. Another page shows these two firearms in detail. Subsequent to resigning his commission Wetmore was involved in attempting to raise volunteers for the Spanish-American War but even though he was successful, the regiment he raised was not accepted to duty as that duty had fallen to the National Guard and his unit was disbanded. In the winter of 1894, with a party of Indians and sled dogs, he left the north edge of Lake Superior and discovered the headwater system of the Great Lakes. He was a member of a large variety of military & social organizations and clubs and died in New Jersey in 1919. The single incident for which he was most famous was when two bandits attempted to hold up the military paymaster at River Bend, Colorado on Sept. 10, 1873. One of them was a former Army Captain of the 10th Cavalry by the name of G.W. Graham. Several shots were fired and the paymaster was wounded. Wetmore fired his Smith & Wesson revolver and struck Graham just below the heart, from which wound he subsequently expired. Accompanying this lot is Wetmore’s Smith & Wesson 2nd Model American revolver, Cal. 44 Russian, SN 9502. It has 8” keyhole bbl with half moon front sight, nickel finish with 2-pc walnut grips, the right of which is numbered to the revolver, the left is a period of use replacement. The buttstrap is period engraved “W.B.W. / U.S.A.” This is undoubtedly the revolver that Lt. Wetmore used to shoot Graham. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except the replacement left grip. Overall retains 70-75% strong orig nickel with wear on sides of bbl, sharp edges & grip frame. Cyl retains about 90% orig nickel. The bbl latch spring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Right grip has a smooth oiled patina. Also accompanying is a framed copy of an 11-3/4” x 14-3/4” photograph of Lt. Wetmore wearing a 6th Cavalry beret-style hat in 1880’s frontier clothing including mid-thigh boots, wearing a cartridge belt with two flap holsters, one of which is an American revolver with a plug in the buttstrap identical to the one described above. He is holding a Winchester ’66 saddle ring carbine inscribed with his name in a ribbon on left side. This photograph is reprinted along with a close-up of the’66 carbine on p. 96 of The Peacemakers, R.L. Wilson. Wilson states that the Winchester is engraved by Nimschke. In addition, the third item in this lot is a Winchester 1st Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine, Cal. 44 WCF (44-40), SN 2375. It is a standard carbine with 20” bbl, full magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. The integral front sight was removed from front band and a dovetail was cut just behind the band which now contains a Rocky Mountain sight with German silver blade. Rear sight dovetail was moved about an inch forward and a rifle-style, short, 1873 semi-buckhorn rear sight was installed. It has the raised thumbprint mortised dust cover. Left sideplate is Nimschke engraved exactly as the 1866 carbine pictured in Wilson’s book. The inscription reads “Wm. B. Wetmore 6th Cavalry”, on a ribbon with some light flourishes of arabesque patterns. CONDITION: Poor to fair. No orig finish remains being a worn, heavy brown patina with some refinished blue around middle band. There is moderate to heavy pitting over most of metal which shows heavy wear. Wood is extremely worn and even may be old replacements. It shows heavy sanding with a crack in forend tip and is dark and oil stained. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a ring about mid-point and a few spots of pitting. 4-30063 JR88 (12,500-17,500)

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1247
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SCARCE AD TOPPERWEIN SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 34164. Blue finish with 6-1/2” keyhole bbl, target front & rear sights with diamond checkered walnut grips. Sideplate on left side is engraved with a large “T” and right side of frame is inscribed, through the blue, “FROM / AD. TOEPPERWEIN / TO / HAROLD CLINE / 1945”. (NOTE: “Toepperwein” is the correct and original spelling, however, Winchester dropped the “E” so there name is spelled in two different ways). (Noted friends of Toepperwein since 1912, a display of Toepperwein arms were loaned to the Buckhorn Museum by the Cline family.) The engraving is of the style of Wolf & Klaar in Fort Worth, TX. The bottom half of the grip is wound with many layers of old, braided, cotton string, lacquered, and then covered with a brown substance. Accompanied by a hand written letter from Mr. Topperwein to Harold Cline dated Feb. 27, 45 transferring a 44 S&W Russian that he states was the “pistol” his wife, Plinky, learned to shoot with and used in their exhibitions all over the United States & Canada for many years to shoot small objects from his fingers and mouth. He states “. . . now that Plinky has passed on & as I will probably not do as much shooting as formerly. I want to feel that at least some of our guns will be left in good hands, they seem like old friends you know & I want them to be taken care of.” This letter is on Winchester letterhead stationery with Mr. Topperwein’s name & address in upper left corner. It is signed “Sincerely, Ad”. There are six holes down left edge of paper that Mr. Topperwine allegedly shot. Also accompanied by a TRUFIT quick-draw leather holster with single loop & buckstitch lacing with a leather thong. Some information and photos regarding the Buckhorn Museum and the Cline loan are included with this lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 95% of a fine factory restored finish. There is a star following serial number on buttstrap. It retains most of its factory case colors on hammer, bright on sides, faded on edge. Trigger is faded gray case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Letter is yellowed and brittle with a couple of small cracks and some foxing with water stains on left edge. Holster shows wear & soil with some mildew with some leather cut from triggerguard area and now does not fit well. Grips have painted cord wrapped around base, likely added by Ad or “Plinky” to suit them. 4-30062 (4,000-7,000)

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1248

REMINGTON LARGE DOG’S HEAD CANE GUN. Cal. 32 RF. SN 539. Fine gutta percha covered cane gun with 28-3/4” shaft, 35” overall length with brass collar and faint markings at the joint of handle & shaft. Serial number is just above collar on dog’s head. It has a straight knurled iron tip. Mold on the dog’s head is very sharp with good features. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. There is a small crack where the handle joins the shaft and a tiny chip where sight pops up. Shaft has turned chocolate while handle has remained dark, which is common with these canes. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-30651 JR281 (6,500-8,500)

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1248A

SWORD CANE. 24-3/4” thin diamond-shaped blade has etched and blue decoration. Handle is carved bone with leaf and fruit decoration. Cane is 33-3/4” long in total. CONDITION: Ferrule is loose at center. There are some natural cracks at the bone handle, but it is still solid. 4-30278 FS67 (300-400)

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1249

LARGE FRENCH OR SWISS STEEL CASE OPEN FACE POCKET WATCH WITH BUFFALO BILL PRESENTATION. About 20 size, “Regulateur” enamel face, button set, stem wind, open face pocket watch with green enameled numbers and a very early steam locomotive in center. It has thick, beveled crystal with a decorative white metal bezel. The outside back cover is missing. The outside of the inside back cover is inscribed in period French script engraving “Pour Cher Hon. Mssr. W.F. Cody / De Dame Rosa Bonheur” around outside edge. Center is inscribed “Paris / Avril 1889 / Merci”. Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) was and still is, a world famous artist who painted Cody’s favorite portrait of him sitting astride his white horse in full performance regalia. CONDITION: As noted, good. The face has several hairlines with a couple of small chips and the crystal has a couple of small chips. The exposed inside cover is fine with all the inscription sharp & legible. The watch movement seems to run fine but probably needs cleaning. An even more rare Buffalo Bill watch as it is a direct presentation. 4-30618 JR285 (20,000-30,000)

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1250

RARE BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST POCKET WATCH. Size 16, stem wind, stem set, open face, pocket watch by “C.H. MEYLAN”. It has sunk second bit with 60 second dial, and appears to be at least 17 jewels and possibly up to 21 jewels. It has a dbl back cover with inside marked “14K”. Inside cover is period engraved “An honest tale speeds best being plainly told / Employees of / BAILEY & COLE / WITH BUFFALO BILL’S WILD WEST / TO / FRED B. HUTCHINSON / 1898 / Sincere and best wishes”. The outside of back cover is engraved in old English script with initials “FBH”. A Google search on Mr. Hutchinson disclosed that in about 1894 he went to work for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and became the manager in 1898 and remained in that capacity until at least 1902. Prior to 1894 Mr. Hutchinson had been the manager of the Adam Forepaugh Show as Mr. Bailey’s personal representative. Mr. Hutchinson was a nephew of James A. Bailey, of Bailey & Cole Show which became Barnum & Bailey, and his full name is Frederick Bailey Hutchinson. He later became Managing Co-director of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. CONDITION: Very fine. The dial has a tiny chip around the second bit, otherwise is clean & clear. Case is fine & tight, showing light wear. Seems to run very well. A rare inscribed watch with direct connection to Buffalo Bill. 4-30617 JR284 (15,000-25,000)

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1251

IMPORTANT INSCRIBED POCKET WATCH. The size 18 movement has no markings except the numbers on the silver case. The brass inner cover is inscribed “N32488 / made expressly for / Geo. H. Maynard / Boston,. Mass”. The key wind movement is partially functional but needs cleaning. Key is not present. Accompanying the watch are copies from DEEDS OF VALOR, a list of the recipients of the Medal of Honor prior to 1906, pages 415-417 of volume I, show a portrait of Maynard & a full page illustration of him winning the Congressional Medal of Honor. During the attack at Antietam, 17 Sept 1862, Maynard attached himself to 6 different regiments. In December, at Fredericksburg, he rescued several wounded soldiers under heavy fire. For this action Private Maynard was promoted to Captain & sent to Florida where he prevented the massacre of 108 captured Confederate soldiers. This unusual action earned him the Congressional Medal. CONDITION: The engine turning on the covers of the case show considerable wear. Leather carrying pouch shows minor wear. Inscription is fine. 4-31000 FS207 (2,500-3,500)

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1252

RARE ELABORATE GOLD BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS CITY MARSHAL BADGE CIRCA 1892. Fantastic multicolor gold badge that measures 2-7/8” high x 2-1/8” wide with the center rnd section made of rose colored gold with the hand engraved inscription “CITY / MARSHAL” with foliate arabesque patterns in between. Center of the round part is a sterling silver shield with hallmarks & “STERLING” on the back. Front is a small shield with an eagle on top and a cloisonne center with a 5-pointed star in the center surrounded by a wreath and “TEXAS” at the bottom. Mounted atop the badge is a large yellow gold spread winged American eagle with yellow gold acanthus leaves down each side and a modified fleur-de-lis at the bottom. The top & bottom center of the badge have “BROWNSVILLE” and “TEXAS” on ribbons applied with small pins. The eagle at the top on reverse is marked “JF COMPANY / N.Y. / XX GOLD”. The clasp at the back is early style with a T-pin & loop. Attached to the pin is a small piece of paper with the name “JAVIER CANTU”. Conversation with a former Chief of Police of Brownsville, Ruben Garcia, disclosed that he is researching the former law enforcement officials of Brownsville, but records are very sketchy and incomplete. He states that as of this writing he has not encountered anyone holding the office of City Marshal by the name of Cantu. He stated that the first marshal of Brownsville was elected in 1850 and the office alternated between calling the office “City Marshal” and “Chief of Police” up until just before WWI, when the title officially became “Chief of Police”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains much of its orig polish & finish. The center cloisonne shield is completely intact with bright colors. Clasp is fine. 4-30649 JR437 (15,000-25,000)

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1253

UNUSUAL INDIAN WARS PERIOD BELT. Leather belt, 45” long x 1-1/2” wide, with an oval brass buckle. It is adorned with six Barber silver dollars from 1880s period that have been pressed into a dome shape and attached to copper rivets through the belt. Belt also has four brass “US” marked covers from military bridle rosettes plus there are six small brass studs. This was likely made for or by one of the white or Indian scouts. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Belt is soft & supple with some crackling to the surface finish. Silver dollars are fine, showing light to moderate wear with heavy tarnishing The bridle rosettes show moderate to heavy wear and are a light mustard patina, possibly having been cleaned a long time ago. 4-30496 JR391 (750-1,250)

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1253A

*L.C. SMITH GRADE 2 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN & A LARGE LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO THE EARLY DAYS OF CODY, WYOMING. Cal. 12 ga. SN 44360. Fine Grade 2 shotgun with 28” steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, extractor and dbl triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, slab sawed, checkered, American walnut with replacement beavertail forearm and orig semi-pistol grip stock, 14-1/4” over a White Line waffle pad. Lockplates are very beautifully engraved with the small vignettes of a quail on left side and a woodcock on right side with light, fine foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name on each side. Accompanied by two photo albums compiled by a gentleman named Albert Henry Pease, who apparently arrived in Cody about the Fall of 1909 and left about two years later in 1911. He apparently held a variety of jobs in the Cody area including surveyor and reportedly worked for Buffalo Bill as a driver. The photographs, according to family history were all taken with Mr. Pease’s Kodak bellows camera which also accompanies this lot. There are about 100 pages of photographs and various holiday cards from the early part of the 20th century. The photographs are primarily of the Cody area including many people, houses & buildings of the Cody 1909-1911 period, one of which is thought to be that of “Cassie”, Cody’s most famous madame, who ran a house of ill repute in Cody for many years, well into the 20th century. Also accompanying is the aforementioned Kodak camera & its orig carrying case, a fine Marbles woodcraft hunting knife with stag handle & sheath, a very early cartridge/money belt from the early 20th century, a fine pair of French binoculars with their orig case, having Mr. Pease’s name inside flap and an early cow’s horn powder horn with some scratched initials. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .005, right – .005. Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .033. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 7 lbs. 15.04 oz. CONDITION: Shotgun is good to very good. Bbls retain most of an old re-blue with balance of metal cleaned & worn bright. Stock has a hairline back of right lockplate, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with fine pitting. The albums are old & brittle showing heavy wear from their century of handling. Knife is fine with replacement sheath. Cartridge belt is dry & worn with broken billet, otherwise is sound. Binoculars are fine, case has some loose stitching. Powder horn is fine. Camera appears to be functional with the case dry & worn with some restored stitching. 4-31030 JR546 (3,000-5,000)

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1254

*RARE TEXAS RANGER USED REMINGTON MODEL 81 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 30 Rem. SN 6165. Very rare Texas Ranger item carried and used by well-known and famous Texas Ranger Senior Captain Clint Peoples. Capt Peoples is in the Guiness Book of World Records as having worn more different law enforcement badges during his law enforcement career than any other police officer. He was born and raised in Montgomery County, TX. This is one of the very few of his badges which is not in the Texas Ranger Museum. This rifle & badge were purchased directly from Capt. Peoples through Charles Schreiner, III of the Y O Ranch, who had the world’s largest collection of Texas Ranger guns & badges, a personal friend of the orig purchaser. The rifle is nickeled finish and appears to be orig factory configuration with 22″ shrouded bbl, standard open sights, and uncheckered wood with semi-beavertail forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate. The grip cap area is branded “DPS” in very stylized lettering, which stands for “Department of Public Safety”, the Texas Rangers. See Captain Clint Peoples: Texas Rangers by James Day. In a book on Remington Models 8 & 81, there is a description of this marking. It is accompanied by a notarized letter from Capt. Peoples dated March 19, 1974, stating that he had carried this rifle “for an indefinite period of time while serving in the Texas Ranger service.” Also accompanied by Mr. Schreiner’s inventory card for this rifle. Additionally accompanied by a small Blackington shield-shaped badge with spread-winged eagle on top which bears the name of “C. Peoples” and it indicates he was the “Chief Deputy Constable / Montgomery County / State of Texas”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall rifle retains 93-95% orig nickel-plating with minor handling & use nicks & scratches with light wear and some minor losses on the magazine guides. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Badge is equally fine. 4-30351 JR242 (3,000-5,000)

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1255

SPECTACULAR PAIR OF SOUTH AMERICAN GAUCHO SPURS. Beautiful German silver spurs with 6-1/4” yokes, with raised flowers & leaves at each end with a large flower blossom where shank meets yoke. Shanks are heavy, cast filigree flowers & leaves with 3” diameter, 16-point, filigree iron rowels. Yokes are engraved on both sides with flowers & leaves. No maker’s name was observed inside or outside. Strap slots at ends of yokes have remnants of narrow, hand stitched straps. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. The German silver retains a fine, aged patina and the rowels a dark brown patina. Altogether a very beautiful set. 4-30000 JR394 (1,500-3,000)

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1256

EXTREMELY RARE LETTER CONCERNING THE ORIGINAL FORMATION OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. This is a 3-page, hand written letter in ink on quality paper dated “Manchester 12 June 1861”. It is apparently addressed to Pres. Lincoln with copies to Secretary of War Simon Cameron, Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, Gov. of New York, E.D. Morgan, Col. Lefferts, Col Duryea, Prosper M. Wetmore, Samuel D. Babcock, Henry R. Smythe, Henry F. Spaulding, Alexander T. Stewart, William B. Astor, Samuel McLean, James McBride, Dean R. Tenner, James B. Arthur, James T. Ames (Springfield, Mass.) and Frank C. Howe (New York). All of the gentlemen after Col. Duryea have the sobriquet of esquire with the address New York. The letter is signed R. Gellonlton and R. Bherry. The letter, apparently written from England, strongly suggests that a National Rifle Association be formed to train riflemen and develop shooting ranges “to become good shots with the rifle” and therefore “make the volunteer an efficient soldier, not only in the present imergency (sic), but for any future danger”. The writers indicate that such an organization had been formed approximately 1-1/2 years previously in England. They were offering four of Whitworth’s finest rifles as prizes for the inaugural shooting events once the organization was formed. CONDITION: Very fine. All completely crisp & clear with some yellowing at the folds. 4-30246-1 JR435 (5,000-10,000)

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1257

THREE ANCIENT COPPER ARM BANDS (BELIEVED TO BE CHINESE AND FROM BRONZE AGE PERIOD). Different sizes, but have similar engraving. All appear to be excavated with heavy corrosion. In custom covered plywood case, probably Oriental. CONDITION: As excavated, the case is torn and tattered. 4-30497 (800-1,200)

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1257A

UNUSUAL 24-SHOT RAMPART REVOLVER. Cal. 12 NSN 9-5/8” rnd bbl. Gun has no grip, as it is made to be fitted into a holder on top of a wall with trigger operated by a cord. It is double action only. No marks are visible. About 20% nickel plating remains on frame, little elsewhere. Mechanically good. 4-30486 FS59 (1,000-1,500)

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1257B

LARGE CAST IRON PERCUSSION TRAP GUN. Cal. 1.2”. SN 88. 3-7/8” bbl. Stainless steel nipple, rough cast iron with large screw on side. CONDITION: Rusty bore, black pain on surfaces. 4-30487 FS61 (300-500)

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1258

*ULTRA-RARE ONE OF A KIND CASED CHARLES BOSWELL BIG BORE DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 600 Nitro Express & 12 ga. SN 0001. Spectacular sidelock dbl rifle with 26-5/16” rifle bbls with pedestal front sight having a folding moon sight and a quarter rib with 3-leaf express sight, two folding, one standing, ejectors with heavy third bite, dbl chopper lumps and dbl triggers with the front trigger articulated. It also has a set of 26” shotgun bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with 3-1/2” chambers, tapered, smooth, concave rib, Bradley white ivory bead with third fastener, dbl chopper lumps & ejectors. Both sets of bbls have maker’s name in gold on rib and each has its own forearm. Mounted with exhibition quality, straight grain, English walnut with the two checkered forearms and pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels and a heavy cheekpiece, 15-1/4” over a solid red Old English pad. Metal grip cap has a trap. Rifle bbls have a safari swivel on bottom rib with a corresponding swivel on buttstock. It has extended top tang up over the comb and a long bottom tang that terminates at grip cap. Receiver & all appended metal parts are spectacularly engraved by Neil Hermsen and signed on bottom of receiver, with fabulous game scenes of two gold rhinos on left lockplate in a veldt scene and three gold elephants on right lockplate also in a veldt scene with a gold lion chasing a gold zebra on bottom, also in a veldt scene. Triggerguard has a gold leopard head and there are fine gold wire patterns on the receiver reinforcements. The thumb lever has a gold lion’s head and the top tang has “SAFE” in gold. The forearm levers are engraved to match with a gold lion’s head on latch on rifle bbls and a gold goose on the latch of shotgun bbls. Forend iron also has gold wire inlay. Maker’s name is in gold on each side of receiver and serial number is in gold on bottom tang. Accompanied by several pages of documentation regarding the manufacturing company and correspondence regarding this set, along with the orig order sheets. It was apparently ordered by a gentleman from Indiana in August of 1988 with the orig order for two sets of 12 ga. bbls and one set of 20 ga. bbls, along with the orig rifle bbls. The 20 ga. bbls are crossed off and conversation with Ronnie Roberts, the owner of the Charles Boswell Company at that time, disclosed that the 20 ga. bbls and one set of 12 ga. bbls were never made. Mr. Roberts stated that this is the one and only 600 Nitro Express dbl rifle ever built by his company. He stated that since it was the first production piece, that extra care was taken during the manufacture and especially with the engraving as they wanted it to be an advertising showpiece for their company. Also accompanied by its orig Huey oak & leather case with burgundy ultra-suede lining, compartmented in bottom for the three pieces of the gun, a set of three ebony handled turn screws, a pair of brass snap caps & a rnd brass oil bottle, a rnd brass parts bottle and a 2-pc brass & ebony cleaning rod. A compartment in the end, with the cover missing, contains cleaning jags, brushes & mops. 12 ga. bbls: Bore diameter: left – .742, right – .739. Bore restrictions: left – .048, right – .040. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .046. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight with rifle bbls: 15 lbs. 14.4 oz. Weight with shotgun bbls: 10 lbs. 8.96 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. May have been fired, but if so, very little. Blue on bbls is all bright & clean and case colors on receiver, lockplates & forend iron are all brilliant, showing no wear. Wood has a small ding on right side of buttstock & another on the comb, otherwise is completely sound and retains about all of its hand rubbed, orig finish. Case is equally new. 4-30775 JR445 (100,000-150,000)

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1259

FINE WESTLEY RICHARDS DROP ACTION DBL RIFLE. Cal. 500/465 Express 3-1/4”. SN 4895. Beautiful early rifle with 26” bbls, flat matted rib, pedestal mounted gold bead front sight, missing hood, with platinum line 5-leaf express sight graduated 100 to 500 yards. It has doll’s head rib extension third bite with dbl lumps, ejectors & dbl triggers. Right bbl is engraved with maker’s name & address and “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR LYON & LYON, CALCUTTA.” Chamber area of bbls is engraved on right side “FOR 465 H.V. CARTRIDGE” and “75GRS CORDITE 480GRS BULLET” on left side. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed walnut, straight grain through wrist, with wide, checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with raised checkered teardrop side panels & horn grip cap, 14-3/4″”over a solid Noshoc pad. Bottom of bbls & bottom of stock have sling eyes. Bottom of stock has a silver initial plate engraved “JEF”. Receiver is beautifully engraved with about 80% coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have side clips & a raised rib around back edges. All of appended metal is engraved to match. Accompanied by a fine Vermont Custom Case, black anodized, maroon velvet lined case, compartmented in bottom for stocked receiver, bbls, pair of snap caps & a large compartment containing a sling with hooks. Also accompanied by a large complement of extras including about 170 rds of orig factory Kynoch loaded ammunition in its orig boxes, 10 rds of A-Square solid ammunition, 63 rds of miscellaneous, once fired & virgin brass, 3 boxes of 50 rds each Barnes 500 grain rnd nose soft point bullets & 2 boxes of 50 rds each Barnes 500 grain rnd nose FMJ bullets. There are 150 loose rds of 500 grain Barnes rnd nose FMJ bullets & 70 rds of 480 grain solid steel bullets with four brass rotating bands. Also accompanying is a set of RCBS dies. Consignor states that this rifle is extremely accurate with factory ammunition as well as hand loads and that he hunted it on several safaris in Africa. Drop at the heel: 2”, drop at the comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 10 lbs. 15.04 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, as very professionally completely restored. Bbls & receiver are a fine strong blue with a small spot of rust on right bbl. Wood is sound with a clean, bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. A fine big bore rifle, suitable for any of the world’s most dangerous game. Case is crisp & clean. 4-58372 (25,000-35,000)

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1260

*CASED RIGBY BIG BORE DOUBLE EXPRESS RIFLE. Cal. 470 Express. SN 17637. Fine dbl rifle with 28” bbls, flat serrated rib with ramp mounted, caterpillar front sight & platinum line, 3-leaf express rear sight, one standing, two folding marked “100 to 300 YARDS”. It has doll’s head rib extension with third bite, dbl underbites, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, English walnut with checkered, splinter forearm that has a lever latch and checkered pistol grip stock with raised side panels, 14-1/2” over a crystallized, leather-faced pad. Receiver has light arabesque pattern engraving around hinge pin with a dbl border line and maker’s name on each side. Left bbl is marked with maker’s name & address and right bbl “SPECIAL 470 BORE BIG GAME RIFLE / FOR SPECIAL CORDITE CARTRIDGE AND BULLET 500 GRAINS”. Bbls are nitro-proofed and marked “CORDITE 75 – 480 MAX”. Inside forend iron, on bottom of both bbls and on standing breech is marked “CLASS D”. Accompanied by a green, felt-lined trunk case, compartmented for bbls & stocked receiver with a hinge covered compartment in left rear corner, embossed on the lid, “MOREHOUSE STEVENS”. It has maker’s label inside lid. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 10 lbs. 14.72 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain about 90% glossy bright, orig factory blue with majority of losses from a chemical splash on left side, over chamber area, otherwise virtually all of orig blue is present. Receiver retains 95-96% brilliant, orig factory case colors with one fingernail sized spot of flaking on right side. Triggerguard & floorplate retain virtually all of their glossy orig blue and grip cap about all of its brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks with a series of small bruises by right side panel and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. A scarce & very desirable dangerous game rifle available without the six month to one year wait. Case shows light to moderate wear with some crackling on the lid and light edge wear with some minor soiling inside. Straps are replacements and two front keepers on lid are missing. 4-30158 JR68 (22,500-32,500)

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*SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED & CARVED MERKEL DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 8X75 RS. SN 199971. Fabulous dbl rifle with 25-5/8” bbls, flat rib, full length engraved with oak leaves & acorns with matted ramp, gold bead front sight, fixed rear sight mounted on rib, Greener crossbolt rib extension, dbl underbites, ejectors & dbl triggers, the right is set. Left bbl is engraved with maker’s name & address and “MADE IN GERMANY” and right bbl is engraved with the type of steel. Mounted with spectacular, streaky, straight grain, circassian walnut with fabulous, basketweave carved, beavertail forearm with oak leaf & acorn patterns at front & back ends with a schnable tip. Stock is carved to match on wrist with a deep, triple scalloped cheek piece & roach back, 14-1/2” over a solid Pachmayr pad. Right side of butt is deep relief carved with a bugling stag and two hinds in a forest scene with oak leaves & acorns. Oak leaf & acorn patterns extend over heel & down left side surrounding a magnificently carved bust of a Big Horn sheep. Carving is signed on right side “W. WAHL”. Sidelock receiver is coin finished with lockplates having full game scene vignettes of very deep relief engraved bugling stag & two hinds in a forest scene on left side and three very deep relief running boar in a forest scene on right side with a very deep relief Big Horn ram’s head on bottom. Balance of receiver & appended metal is covered with deep oak leaf & acorn patterns which extend 2-3/8” up over chamber areas of bbl. Left lockplate is signed “HOFMANN”. Trigger guard is filigree filed with oak leaf & acorn patterns. Water table, standing breech & inside forend iron are all beautifully jeweled. Accompanied by its orig green cardboard box numbered to this rifle. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 8 lbs. 13.76 oz. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, may have been fired but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its fine, orig factory finish to both metal & wood with a few light scrapes on standing breech. Stock has a couple of minor nicks and a couple of bruises on comb. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Box has one crushed end, otherwise is fine. 4-30768 JR556 (22,500-32,500)

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*FINE SPECIAL ORDER MERKEL DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 470 Nitro Express. SN A470296. Spectacular sidelock dbl rifle with 23-1/2” octagon bbls, ramp front sight with gold bead and 2-leaf express sight mounted on a quarter rib with Greener crossbolt extension, dbl underbites, extractor & dbl triggers. Rib is engraved “Safari .470 N.E.”. Left top flat is marked with importer’s name & side flat with maker’s name & address. Mounted with extremely beautiful, exhibition quality, streaky, honey & chocolate, circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with deep scallop cheekpiece, 14-1/4” over a Merkel black composition buttplate. Stock is weighted with a commercial device in two holes under buttplate. Bbls have a safari sling loop on bottom with a corresponding loop on buttstock. Sidelock receiver is coin finished with Greener crossbolt, side clips & reinforcements with cocked indicators on lockplates and beautifully engraved with a large bull elephant in a veld scene and a maned lion on right side, also in a veld scene, surrounded by about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Lockplates & bottom of receiver have beautiful gold wire inlay. Left lockplate is signed “BH”, probably Burkhald Hafner. Accompanied by its orig green cardboard box numbered to this rifle. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-5/16”. Weight: 10 lbs. 5.44 oz CONDITION: New & unfired. Retains all of its orig finish to both metal & wood with an exceptional hand rubbed finish on wood. There are a couple of very minor, very light mars in stock finish. Box is fine. 4-30774 JR555 (20,000-25,000)

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*BEAUTIFUL DELUXE WILLIAM EVANS DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 400/360 2-3/4”. SN 14350. Fine medium game rifle with 26” bbls, pedestal mounted front sight, missing the hood with a pop-up moon sight and 3-leaf express sight marked “50-200 YARDS” mounted on a serrated quarter rib with doll’s head rib extension/third bite, ejectors, dbl underbites and dbl triggers. It is nitro-proofed for 40 grains cordite and 300 grain bullet. Mounted with extremely beautiful, highly figured, flat checkered, slab sawed walnut with splinter forearm that has lever latch & pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels & deep cheekpiece, 15” over a solid red pad that has been added without altering the wood. Bbls have a safari sling eye with a corresponding sling eye on buttstock along with a blank gold initial oval. It has a long bottom tang that terminates at metal grip cap. Boxlock receiver is beautifully engraved with about 80% coverage, very high quality, foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name on each side. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 9 lbs. 8.32 oz. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains virtually all of a professionally restored finish to both metal & wood, probably by one of the fine English makers such as the William Evans Company, Holland & Holland or Purdey’s. Bbl blue is fine rust bluing with brilliant bone charcoal case colors on receiver. Floorplate & triggerguard are possibly still in orig finish. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-31179 JR474 (15,000-20,000)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

FINE ALEX HENRY DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 400/450 Express. SN 7710. Beautiful double rifle with 26” steel bbls, ramp front sight with 3-leaf platinum-line express rear sight mounted on a quarter rib, 100-300 yards, doll’s head rib extension, dbl chopper lumps, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with highly figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm with lever latch and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4” over a solid red recoil pad. Bbls have a safari sling eye with corresponding loop in buttstock. Buttstock has a blank silver initial oval and steel grip cap. Receiver has side clips with very nicely executed foliate patterns, while the sides of receiver have light border patterns with foliate arabesque patterns around hinge pin & screws. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Accompanied by two nickeled brass snap caps. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 10 lbs. .96 oz. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbls retain virtually all of a restored finish, missing sight hood. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & handling marks and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-30160 JR37 (12,500-17,500)

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*CASED JOHN RIGBY & CO. DBL RIFLE. Cal. 375 H&H. SN 381755. Made in Paso Robles, CA. This fine rifle has 26” bbls, pedestal mounted front sight and 2-leaf platinum line express sight with claw mounts on a quarter rib with the caliber engraved between mounts. Accompanied by claw mount rings containing a Leupold 1.5-5X scope with fine duplex crosshairs. It has a Greener crossbolt rib extension with dbl underlugs, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, honey & chocolate, marble cake, Circassian walnut with checkered, square edge, splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised side panels and shadow cheekpiece, 15” over a Decelerator pad. Boxlock receiver has side reinforcements & side clips and is very nicely engraved with about 80% coverage beautiful foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background and a shoulder bust of a maned lion on the bottom. All the appended metal is engraved to match with about 4” of engraving over chamber area of bbls and about 2-1/2” on each side of muzzles. The engraver’s signature, “B. BURGESS”, is on the trigger plate. Grip cap is engraved with the orig owner’s initials “WMB”. Also accompanied by its orig aluminum Americase embossed on top with maker’s name and lined with blue velvet, embroidered in lid in white with maker’s name & crest. Additionally accompanying are instruction sheets & warranty. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, probably unfired, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong bright blue bbls & bright metal receiver, having been polished from case coloring for engraving. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with no discernible flaws. Scope is equally new, as is the case. 4-31158 JR452 (15,000-20,000)

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*COGSWELL & HARRISON DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 375 Express (375 Flanged). SN 43154. Fine boxlock dbl rifle with 25” bbls, ramp front sight with hood & 3-leaf platinum line express sight marked “1”, “2” & “3” on a quarter rib. It has dbl lugs with extractor & dbl triggers. Bbls are marked with maker’s name & address and “SERVICE CHARGE, 40GRS CORDITE / 270 GRS BULLET” is on the rib. Mounted with very highly figured, flat checkered English walnut with splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with an applied shallow cheekpiece, 14-1/2” over a solid red recoil pad. It has metal grip cap with safari sling eye on bbls and a corresponding sling eye on stock. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 9 lbs, .32 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a fine, professionally restored finish to both bbls & wood with only slight edge wear on bbls. Receiver retains about all of its strong, orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas with bright orig blue on floorplate & triggerguard. Wood is sound with minor storage & handling marks. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-31183 JR473 (10,000-15,000)

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*UNMARKED DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 8X57JR. SN 23113. This fine quality double rifle has 23-1/2” bbls with flat, matted rib, ramp front sight, 2-leaf rear sight with claw mount bases containing a Zeiss Zielvier scope of about 4X with crosshair post & dot. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with fine checkered, horn tip, splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised side panels & cheekpiece, 14” over a serrated horn buttplate. It also has a horn triggerguard & fluted horn grip cap. Receiver has side clips with side reinforcements, cocked indicators and is lightly engraved with arabesque patterns. The dbl triggers are both set. The bbl has a screwed on safari sling swivel with a corresponding swivel in butt containing a narrow European style leather sling. Accompanied by eleven boxes of Sellier & Bellot 8X57JR ammunition with 196 grain soft point bullets, appear to be all full & orig. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-5/16”. Weight with scope: 7 lbs. 11.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 90-92% strong orig blue with a few spots of light rust. Receiver retains 15-20% case colors in very sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Forearm has a few chips from bbl channel on each side with a repaired splinter and the stock has a couple of hairlines back of receiver, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks showing moderate to heavy wear and overall retains most of an old wiped on finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores, optics are crisp and ammunition is clean & bright. 4-60288 JR38 (6,000-10,000)

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*GEORGE GIBBS BEST QUALITY DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 280 Flanged. SN 20352. Fine double rifle with 23″ bbls, pedestal mounted day/night front sight with articulated hood. It has platinum line, 5-leaf express sight (1 standing, 4 folding) graduated 100-900 yards, mounted on a quarter rib. The swamped part of the rib has the makers name & address and the ends of the rib & pedestal ramp are nicely engraved. Rear end of rib is hand serrated with a doll’s head extension/ third bite with dbl chopper lumps, ejectors, & dbl triggers. Restocked with very highly figured, streaky, honey & chocolate, checkered French walnut with short forearm and capped pistol grip stock with straight comb & cheekpiece with smooth butt. Grip cap is case hardened with a small parts trap. Receiver and all appended iron are beautifully engraved with extremely fine, tight English scroll patterns having almost full coverage. Maker’s name is on each side and it has “SAFE” in gold on the top tang. Accompanied by one full 10-rd box of Kynoch cartridges and 5 rnds of virgin Bertram brass. CONDITION. Very fine. Bbls retain brilliant English style restored blue with only minor muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains most of its restored case hardening with the bottom 1/3 fading to silver and the top 2/3 strong, bright colors. Triggerguard retains about all of its professionally restored finish. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its professionally restored finish. Wood to metal fit on the stock around receiver & rear edge of forearm has a small gap, probably from shrinkage. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bores, frosty in the grooves. Ammo & brass are fine. 8-87505 (10,000-15,000)

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Revised: 2/20/2007

*NEAR MYTHICAL LOST CZAR OF RUSSIA PARKER A1 SPECIAL GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 168304. Built on a No. 2 frame, this spectacular shotgun has 32″ Whitworth steel bbs choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & gold washed, checkered dbl triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, replacement checkered, straight stock with skeleton buttplate, 15″ LOP. Splinter forearm is orig to this shotgun with superb full coverage, very fine checkering & fleur-de-lis carved patterns. Water table has usual markings of “A1S” in a trapezoid surmounted with a small “S”, which is all above the serial number. Below the serial number is the number “8”, followed by a matching small “S”, probably indicating a Grade 8 with special features. Receiver and all appended metal parts are all spectacularly engraved in deep relief foliate & floral arabesque patterns with triggerguard and about 2-1/2″ over chambers engraved to match. Muzzles have a narrow engraved pattern. Fences have a very deep relief fleur-de-lis on each side with three raised ribs around rear edges. The tiny thumb pad on opening lever is pierced carved. The skeleton buttplate is orig Parker equipment and fully engraved, but not in matching patterns and has serial number “230959” inside toe. Stock has a large gold initial oval engraved “H.S.”, the initials of the gentleman who originally bought this shotgun from Parker Bros. Accompanied by a 2-page typewritten orig letter on “The Parker Gun” letterhead stationery dated December 16, 1915, addressed “Dear Hal” and signed by Wilbur F. Parker, Jr. The body of letter acknowledges payment for the “Czar Gun” and wishes him success on his trip to Canada and regrets that he has not yet had an opportunity to shoot the “Czar Gun”. The central paragraph states “This gun which you purchased was originally ordered by the officers of the staff of the Czar of Russia, to be presented to him by them. The gun was ordered from Parker Bros., to be absolutely first class in every respect, and of our highest grade. The gun was shipped from here by express in July, 1914, but before the Express Company was able to forward it from New York, war broke out in Europe, and the gun was returned to us. After keeping it for several months, – being unable to get in touch with the people in Russia who had contracted for the gun, we decided to sell it, and are pleased to know that you are the possessor of this splendid gun. It certainly is a work of art, and has, in our opinion, few, if any equals in this country today.” The letter goes on with a small sales pitch and personal regards from the writer indicating a personal friendship. Also accompanying is a small certificate from The Whitworth Company of Manchester, England, dated February 12, 1912 to Parker Bros. stating that two sets of bbls, Nos. 45649 & 45650 were manufactured with Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel. No. 45649 is the number of the bbls on this shotgun. Bottom of note is overstamped by Parker Bros. certifying that gun No. 168304 was made with above tubes. Additionally accompanying are four orig Parker Bros. hang tags, two of which give specifications for this shotgun. The other two are instructional in content. Also accompanying is the orig envelope from the orig purchaser, upon which is written in grease pencil, “PARKER GUN WHITWORTH GUN CERTIF.” Additional accompaniment is a 2-page Parker Gun Collectors Association letter fully identifying this shotgun as above and incorporating all of the order book information as listed above. Further included are five pages of copies of the Parker order books detailing the information regarding this shotgun as reported above. On pp. 658-666 of Vol. II, The Parker Story, Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price, Cote, details all of the known information regarding this shotgun. Authors state that it was ordered March 5, 1914 by a Col. Tarnovski, as found in Order Book #91, p. 78, Order #138479, dated March 6th. The order was from O.R. Dickey of Wellington, Massachusetts. The price was $375.00 for shotgun plus $18.75 for ejectors. This was the cost of an A1 Special at that time, having been reduced from previously higher price of $500.00. This section also deals with the apparent misconception of the configuration of the Czar of Russia Parker as related in the 1961 book, Parker, America’s Finest Shotgun, Peter H. Johnson, wherein Mr. Johnson had relied on word of mouth descriptions from various employees as to the actual configuration, which the authors of The Parker Story have completely debunked. This section further clarifies the confusion regarding the shipping of this shotgun on July 30, 1914, to the Russian/American lines on Pier 5 in Brooklyn, NY. The shotgun was subsequently returned to Parker Bros., apparently because WWI had broken out and for whatever reason, the shotgun did not make its way onto a ship bound for Russia. The Johnson book states that the stock & forearm were gold inlaid and that the Russian crest with 2-headed eagle was inlaid in gold on the trigger bow. One of the notes on p. 78 of the Order Book states “Dickey suggests no gold plated triggers or gold in trigger bow” which further debunks the Johnson story as probably selective or creative memory by former employees as related thirty to forty years after the actual manufacture of the shotgun. Reading the complete section in The Parker Story coupled with the orig letter that accompanies the shotgun leaves no doubt that this is the orig and only “Czar of Russia” Parker shotgun. Page 456 of Parker Gun Identification & Serialization lists this shotgun as a Grade “W7” with remaining features as found on the shotgun. Grade W7 indicates a AAH Grade shotgun with Whitworth Steel bbls rather than the A1 Special which this shotgun undoubtedly is. The explanation for the error in the book, Parker Gun Identification & Serialization is from the author, Charlie Herzog. Mr. Herzog explained that when he was instructing the data entry person for this book he taught them to determine the grade based on the sale price recorded in the Parker records. Initially the price for an A1 Special was $500.00 and a AAH Grade was $375.00. At that time he was unaware that the A1 Special price had been reduced to $375.00 just before this shotgun was ordered and therefore the data entry person recorded it as an AAH grade. When this shotgun was ordered for the Czar the orig specifications for the buttstock was for a 14” LOP. Later, the American buyer, obviously a larger man than the Czar, had the orig buttstock replaced with one having its current 15” LOP. There are no records of when this work was done but we are reasonably certain that it occurred sometime in the 1930’s and was likely ordered through Abercrombie & Fitch. It is known that the American owner was a frequent customer at Abercrombie & Fitch and in fact the case, which fits this longer stock perfectly, is an Abercrombie & Fitch case. Additionally accompanied by this maroon felt lined, Abercrombie & Fitch tan leather trunk case compartmented for the shotgun, a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch nickeled snap caps and an Abercrombie & Fitch nickeled square oil bottle. Also contained is a 2-pc ebony & brass wiping rod, jag & mop and a red leather covered bbl protector. Top of lid is embossed “H.S.” Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .039. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .033. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .734. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.8 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine, bright, professionally restored finish. Receiver & triggerguard are dark metal color with a heavy coating of old dried oil showing very light wear. Wood is sound with orig forearm retaining most of its orig finish with light diamond point wear in checkering. Stock has light handling & storage marks and retains most of its fine custom finish. Triggers retain most of their orig gold wash. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally fine. 4-30228 JR1 (225,000-325,000)

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Revised: 3/10/2007

*EXTREMELY RARE CASED PARKER DHE/AHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 242314. Most unusual, very late Parker, built on an “0” frame with 26” unmarked bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Water table is marked “DH”. Mounted with extra finish, exhibition quality, flame & burl grain, center crotch cut, American walnut with checkered & carved, extra length, beavertail forearm, 10-7/8” long with “A” quality coverage, checkered & carved wrist with checkered, raised, teardrop side panels, 14-1/8” over a skeleton checkered butt. It has a blank silver initial oval on bottom & a Parker hard rubber grip cap. Receiver & all appended metal have, at minimum, “A” quality coverage engraving with custom vignettes of three quail on left side, a pointer on right side and two partridge on the floorplate with a setter’s head on trigger bow, all done in extra detail surrounded by very fine, extra quality, foliate arabesque patterns. Accompanied by a packet of information from the grandson of the orig owner and subsequent owners. In a letter from Clifton L. Howell, Jr. of Winterhaven, Florida, dated 1978, he states that this shotgun was ordered by his grandfather, Dan Howell, of Lake City, Florida, who was very closely acquainted with a number of executives from the Remington Arms Company in the late 1930’s/early 1940’s. He hunted with them in South Dakota and was close personal friends with Bernie Strader, who was the general manager of Remington in 1941. Mr. Strader apparently convinced Mr. Howell to visit the Remington Factory and persuaded him to order a Parker shotgun, which he did, and the above described Parker is the result. Dan Howell was in the timber & turpentine business in Florida and acquired a large tract of land which encompassed Lake Palestine where he & a number of local friends established a hunting & fishing lodge called the Dan Howell Hunting Club. They had a skeet range & raised their own quail, turkeys & deer and apparently became acquainted with the Remington executives by inviting them to hunt at the club. Aside from the Remington folks, apparently Mr. Howell’s close friends were, like him, minimally educated but self-made wealthy men who considered themselves “crackers” and an elaborately decorated shotgun would have been out of place and regarded as ostentatious in this group. Letter also states that Mr. Howell personally selected the vignettes that he wished to be on the shotgun along with the wood for it. Apparently Mr. Strader had the additional engraving applied. This shotgun was given to Clifton Howell in 1947 and apparently remained in his possession until 1978 when he sold it to a well-known dealer in Georgia, the late Bob Bostwick, who sold or traded it to Herschel Chadick, another well-recognized name in the shotgun field, who subsequently sold it to a gentleman in Virginia and then on to our consignor. A letter from Mr. Chadick indicates that he added the case. Also accompanied by the aforementioned, green felt lined, leather trunk case, compartmented in bottom for the shotgun, a square nickeled oiler, a pair of snap caps, a 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod and cleaning tools. Bore diameter: left – .621, right – .622. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .006. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.08 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, near new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with strong bright blue on bbls & triggerguard and brilliant case colors on receiver & forend iron. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor spots in checkering and no other discernible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-31150 JR446 (30,000-50,000)

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RARE PARKER AAH GRADE “PIGEON GUN” DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 83550. Spectacular & rare pigeon gun built in 1896 for the famous Parker Factory trap shooter & company representative S.A. Tucker. Mr. Tucker was one of the preeminent live pigeon shooters in the world in his day and represented the Parker Factory as their chief salesman for many years. He took delivery of this shotgun on June 9, 1896 and returned it August 30, 1902 for a credit. This shotgun was then displayed at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition & World’s Fair. This beautiful shotgun is as it was originally made with 30” Sir Joseph Whitworth Steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with 2-3/4” chambers (opened up by Del Grego), tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, extractor and gold plated dbl triggers. It is made without a safety for the live pigeon shooter. Mounted with very beautiful, streaky, marblecake, honey & chocolate, circassian walnut with full checkered splinter forearm and checkered & carved, straight hand stock with raised, checkered, fleur-de-lis side panels, 14-1/2” over a solid Old English pad. It does not appear that the stock was altered when the pad was added. Bottom of stock has a gold initial plate engraved “PCH”. Receiver & appended metal are engraved in extremely fine, highest quality, foliate & floral arabesque patterns (rose & scroll) with full coverage, having maker’s name in a bar on each side. Engraver’s signature, “H. Gough”, is found in a semi-circle under the front of the triggerguard, a feature rarely ever found on a Parker shotgun and then only on the very highest grades. Back edges of fences have double raised ribs. Accompanied by a 2-chapter excerpt from the forthcoming book, Parker Guns and the American Experience, Ed Muderlak, which goes into great detail regarding the concept to production of the “AA” pigeon gun which was produced from 1894 and sold for $400.00, an astronomical sum in the 1890’s. There were approximately 200 “pigeon guns” made from 1894 thru 1919, although sporadic production continued until 1940. Also accompanying is a 5-page article regarding this very same “pigeon gun”, also by Mr. Muderlak, which appeared in the Double Gun Journal, Winter 1999, including several color photographs of this shotgun. This article further expands the information regarding the “AAH” pigeon guns, stating that there was a total of an estimated 320 of them produced. Additionally accompanying are reproduced copies of the Parker production records for this shotgun. Bore diameter: left – .739, right – .740. Bore restrictions: left – .043, right – .041. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .022. Drop at heel: 1-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.48 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely & professionally restored by Larry Del Grego who also extended the chambers to their present 2-3/4”. Bbls retain a beautiful, strong, rust blue finish with no discernible flaws. Receiver retains virtually all of the Del Grego case hardening colors and the triggerguard all of its restored blue. Wood is sound with a very few, very minor storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains about all of its beautiful restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some minor roughness just in front of chambers. 4-30790 JR487 (27,500-42,500)

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*PARKER AH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 96699. Built on a No. 1 frame with 26” Acme Steel bbls, choked MOD/CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, extractor and dbl triggers. Mounted with replacement, very highly figured, marble cake, honey & chocolate, French or Circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock with raised fleur-de-lis checkered side panels & straight stock, 13-3/4” over a checkered hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is very beautifully engraved with two pointers on left side with three flying ducks on forward section. Right side has two setters with three partridge on forward section. Floorplate has a standing bull elk & three cows with five pheasants on forward end. Triggerguard has a running deer. Left fence has the head of a chamois and the right fence has a doe deer’s head. Scenes are all surrounded by extremely fine, well-executed, foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. All appended metal is engraved to match. Bore diameter: left – .668, right – .667. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .004. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.32 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a professionally restored finish with bbl address re-engraved. Receiver retains 75-80% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59261 (15,000-20,000)

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*PARKER AHE GRADE UPGRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 154547. Built on about a No. 2 frame with 30-1/4” Belgian made bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, matted, concave rib, sgl bead, with doll’s head extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. The address on rib is hand engraved, probably not by Parker. Mounted with nicely figured, sunburst, American walnut with checkered, thick forearm & pistol grip stock that is thicker through the wrist and around receiver with checkered, raised, fleur-de-lis side panels, 13-3/4” over a checkered skeleton buttplate. The hard rubber grip cap has a center gold plate engraved “DR. J. W. P. / 1910” with light arabesque patterns. Left side of stock is missing an oval inlay. Receiver is very nicely upgrade engraved with vignettes of two pointers on left side with a woodcock at front end, two setters on right side with a pheasant at front end and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a sgl rib around their back edges & the left fence has two ducks with the right fence having two birds. Floorplate is beautifully engraved with three foxes & a tiny bird dog head with a setter at front end and a running bull elk on trigger bow. The “4” in the serial number on water table appears to be stamped over a “5” and serial numbers in forearm appear to have been restamped. Bore diameter: left – .722, right – .721. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .029. Drop at heel: 3”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.52 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright blue with muzzle wear & a few small scattered spots of light rust. Receiver retains about 50% faded case colors, strong in sheltered areas. Stock has two cracks & missing chip back of top tang with another missing chip by side of tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks with forearm showing heavy wear, missing one of inside screws and has a dark oil stained finish. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Dr. Poppell Collection 4-59262 (4,500-6,500)

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*RARE PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN 236505. Built on a “000” frame with 26” Titanic Steel bbls choked IMP-MOD/IMP-MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame & shell grain, checkered, American walnut with splinter forearm & pistol grip stock, 14” over a skeleton, checkered buttplate. Bottom of stock has a silver initial oval engraved “NGJ”. Receiver & appended metal parts are engraved in typical “D” patterns consisting of the vignettes of a bird dog on each side and four pheasants on the floorplate, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with “PARKER” on bottom. Accompanied by its orig hang tag which indicates the left bbl was originally full choke and the right bbl improved-modified choke and further identifies it as found. Also accompanying is the orig directions tag. Additionally accompanied by its orig, green velvet lined, chocolate brown, leather trunk case compartmented in bottom for shotgun & with a covered hinged lid compartment plus another empty compartment. This shotgun will letter as found. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions & wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 5 lbs. 14.8 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbls retain 97-98% strong, orig, factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig factory case colors, lightly faded, turning to silver on bottom. Forearm has a grain check on right side about 3” from the tip, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with only very minor nicks & scratches. It has been fired, but very little. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. The tags are moderately yellowed & the case shows light edge wear and some minor scuffing with very minor soiling inside. 4-30399 JR407 (35,000-50,000)

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*SCARCE PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 174488. Built on a “00” frame with lightning cuts in the water table and 28” Titanic Steel bbls choked IMP-MOD/IMP-MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & gold plated dbl triggers. Mounted with beautiful flame & shell grain, checkered American walnut with splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered, raised, teardrop side panels, 14-1/4” over a skeleton checkered buttplate. Bottom of stock has a blank silver oval initial plate. Triggerguard is, unusually, affixed with two engraved screws. Receiver has custom “D” engraving with a pointer on left side, a setter in an unusual pose on right side and another setter in a field scene on floorplate, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. No record of this shotgun was found in Parker Gun Identification & Serialization book. Bore diameter: left – .557, right – .557. Bore restrictions: left – .021, right – .021. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 6 lbs. .64 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of an old, fine, professionally restored finish, probably by Del Grego, many years ago. Bbl finish is slightly thinned over forearm area with some light muzzle edge wear and a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Case colors on receiver are bright. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with some chemical bubbling of forearm finish & crazing on right side of buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-30557 JR409 (15,000-25,000)

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*PARKER DH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 191344. Built on a “OO” frame with 25-1/2” Titanic Steel bbls choked CYL/CYL and appear to be orig length. It has tapered, concave, matted rib with dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with replacement, center feather crotch cut, American walnut with checkered, splinter forearm & straight stock with raised, teardrop side panels, 14-1/2” over a checkered, skeleton buttplate. Bottom tang channel is stamped with serial number and “LDG” with date “12.8.80”. Presumably this stands for Larry DelGrego, having restocked this shotgun in 1980. Receiver is engraved in typical “D” patterns with a setter on left side, a pointer on right side & four pheasants on floorplate, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and maker’s name on each side. Water table has lightning cuts. Bore diameter: left – .554, right – .553. Bore restrictions: left – .003, right – .003. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-7/16”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 5 lbs. 8.96 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely DelGrego restored. Bbls retain about all of a fine rust blue and receiver all of its bright case colors. Wood is sound and retains all of its custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a spot or two of pitting. Bores have been honed. 4-59274 (8,000-12,000)

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*PARKER VHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 199526. Built on a “00” frame with lightning cuts in the water table, 26” Vulcan Steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, shell grain, checkered American walnut with splinter forearm & straight hand stock, 14-1/4” over a checkered butt. It has a blank silver initial shield on bottom. Receiver has light border decorations with maker’s name on each side. Bore diameter: left – .557, right – .557. Bore restrictions: left – .003, right – .003. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 5 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains virtually all of a beautiful, very professional restored finish with bright rust blue on bbls and a small spot of pitting. Receiver retains brilliant bone charcoal case colors and the wood is sound with a clean bright finish having only a very minor couple of small nicks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores that may have been honed. 4-31127 JR478 (15,000-20,000)

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*RARE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 193749. Built on an “0” frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & gold plated dbl triggers. Mounted with extremely beautiful, streaky, marblecake, circassian walnut with full checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised checkered, fleur-de-lis carved side panels & extensively checkered wrist, 14-1/4” over a skeleton & checkered butt. It has hard rubber grip cap with blank gold center. Receiver is very nicely engraved with two pointers on left side, a setter & pointer on right side and a setter & pointer with flushing pheasant on floorplate, all surrounded with about 75% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a bar on each side. The fences have a single raised rib around their rear edges. Bore diameter: left – .565, right – .565. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .017. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of an extremely fine, very professionally restored finish of Turnbull quality with strong rust blue on bbls with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has brilliant Parker style, bone charcoal colors and triggerguard most of its bright blue, thin on the tang. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor handling & storage marks and retains a beautiful, orig color finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. 4-31128 JR479 (17,500-27,500)

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*SCARCE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 130127. Scarce Parker being a 16 ga. built on an “0” frame with 28” Titanic Steel bbls choked SKEET/SKEET with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with highly figured, streaky, honey & chocolate circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm and straight hand stock with checkered, raised fleur-de-lis side panels, 14”over a skeleton, checkered buttplate. It has a blank gold initial oval on bottom. Receiver is engraved in typical “B” grade patterns with two pointers on left side, two setters on right side and two setters on floorplate with flushing pheasant, surrounded by about 70% foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a single raised rib around back edges and the opening lever has a raised decorated area. This shotgun will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .668, right – .667. Bore restrictions: left – .004, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .016, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a very professionally restored finish with strong blue on bbls and bright bone charcoal case hardening of Turnbull quality with bright blue triggerguard. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores that may have been honed. 4-31129 JR481 (15,000-20,000)

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