Spring Firearms Auction
A Record Breaking Success: $12.7 Million!

Auction: March 10 & 11, 2008

Preview: March 7-9, 2008

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Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Dr. Ed Libby, Japanese & Chinese automatic weapons scholar, advises us that this Russian machine gun is actually a very rare copy produced in China around the Korean War, referred to as a Type 50. His 3 pg, detailed history will accompany the gun.

**RUSSIAN PPSH-41 SUB MACHINE GUN. SN 06442. Cal. 7.62mm. All metal finished in dark bluing and light patina finish. Front sight elevation and windage drift adjustable hooded post. Ventilated bbl shroud. Rear two-blade L-style peep sight. Dark mahogany colored butt stock and metal butt plate with trap door containing cleaning kit components. Comes with one drum magazine, and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Most of metal finish turned patina. Receiver area in front of mag-well displays an apparent repair of some sort, evidenced by light grinding and visible screw head. Wooden butt stock heavily dinged and gouged from rough handling. Hair line crack runs entire length of stock, illustrating possible 2-pc design. All numbers appear to be matching. Open bolt select fire mechanism functions well in safe, semi, and in full auto when cycled by hand. 4-34642 JZ40 (12,000-14,000)

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(Correction) Title should read: **RUSSIAN DEGTYAROV MODEL DP-28 LIGHT MACHINE GUN.

**RUSSIAN DEGTYAROV MODEL DP-38 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN Y5597. Cal. 7.62 Russian. 24″ bbl. Ventilated bbl shroud. Cone style flash hider. Protected front sight post, rear sight adjustable for elevation(graduated 50-1500 meters.) Heavy bipod at front of bbl shroud. Wooden butt stock. Dust cover slides to cover action on top of firearm when pan style magazine is removed. Interesting grip safety is completely functional. Comes with six pan magazines, and one steel can that holds three pans. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Gun retains most of it’s finish although there are several spots on the receiver with thin coverage. Bipod functions well. Grip safety functions as intended. Comes with 3 pan magazines. Action functions smooth and correctly when cycled by hand. Gun comes with leather sling. Wood stock in decent condition, has typical dings from armory handling. 4-34590 JZ65 (28,000-35,000)

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(Correction) (1) Title should read: ***DS GERMAN DREYSE MG-13 PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE. (2) Description states “150 rnd drums”. Description should read “ 75 rnd magazine” .

***DS GERMAN DREYSE MG-13. SN C541. Cal. 7.92mm. MG-13 machine gun is an interesting and unusual find. 28″ bbl with MG-34 style perforated bbl shroud and bipod. Folding front sight drift adjustable for windage, rear sight tangent style (adjustable from 100-2000 meters.) Also equipped with 4-1/4″ round “spiderweb” style front anti-aircraft sight and flip-up anti-aircraft rear sight. Carry handle with two wooden grip panels located directly in front of rear sight. Mechanism utilizes 1-pc wooden pistol grip, and unique right-side folding tubular shoulder stock with collapsible padding. Unique German system is magazine fed left side feed and utilizes 150 rnd drums or 20 rnd stick magazines. Mounted on German WWII army issue, tubular metal anti aircraft tripod. Accessories included are field maintenance kit containing wrenches, tools, spare bolt etc.. in leather pouch, leather sling, one 150-rnd magazine, two drum and magazine loaders, and nine canvas magazine pouches containing 35 20-rnd magazines. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Mechanism functions well when cycled by hand. Blued finish is uniform and complete throuhout with normal handling and storage marks. Anti-aircraft tripod is a rough painted OD finish with several nicks, dings, and scrapes. 4-34600 JZ79 (10,000-16,000)

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(Additional Information) We are told this is much rarer and more valuable.

**JOHNSON MODEL 1944 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. SN 2719. Cal. .30-06. This gun was on display in the Winchester Museum before being purchased by a private collector. 23″ bbl incorporates Johnson’s unique non-adjustable front sight, and perforated bbl shroud. This desirable Johnson machine gun is extremely complete, even including orig. monopod. All metal has a very smooth Parkerized finish. Left side feed horizontal mag well to accept standard 20-rnd magazine. Right side opposite mag well employs spring loaded dust cover exposing a loading gate to charge the magazine with 5-rnd charger clips while still inserted in mag well. The rear sight has intricate micrometer adjustments for both windage and elevation, it also employs a battle sight aperture when simply folded forward. Wooden pistol grip. Butt stock is a unique tubular design with metal butt plate and butt plate folds upward to expose cleaning kit storage area in butt tube. Includes green nylon sling, one mag, and two spare bbls. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. All metal surfaces still retain a fair amount of orig. finish. Very little evidence of use, storage, or handling marks. Unique tubular composite butt stock is fine shape. Wooden pistol grip panels show only minor dings from typical handling and storage. This closed bolt firing mechanism functions well by hand with selector in safe, semi, and full position. Bore is clean with plenty of rifling. 4-34608 JZ15 (10,000-15,000)

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40A
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(Addition) Late Addendum Item.

RARE USMC, WWII ISSUE TAN CANVAS BACKPACK FOR 12 JOHNSON MAGAZINES. This unique and rare canvas backpack holds 12 Johnson, 20 round mags for the Johnson Model 1941 and Model 1944 weapons series. Pouch has full flap, with double strap closure and snaps, each snap marked with letter “S” in a triangle. Pack has tan canvas dividers for the mags and canvas web shoulder harness, with wide shoulder straps. Four brown leather corners at bottom of pack. Pouch contains 12 smooth gray 20 round mags for Models 1941 and 1944 Johnson Light Machine Guns. Pack appears to be unmarked. SIZE: 14″ x 11-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. CONDITION: Generally fine overall condition with some expected light surface rubs on leather corners. 4-33420 JZ666 (1,200-3,000)

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(Correction) This item is not a Class III Firearm subject to NFA restrictions, but a Title I Firearms subject to the requirements of the ATF.

**MEXICAN JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 00052. Cal. 7x57mm – An extremely interesting and unusual Johnson semiautomatic rifle. Our research has lead us in a few different directions on this gun. According to the records of the previous owner, (Bruce Stern), it is believed to be an experimental model; a cross between the standard Model 1941 Semiautomatic rifle and the Model 1941 light machine gun. Some of the other rare Johnson models included in this estate auction were once housed in the Winchester Museum and it is possible that this was yet another example although we are not in possession of any documentation to confirm that. It is also possible that it was a non-factory assembled rifle built from a modified JSAR receiver with an LMG lower, as a few others that have been spotted around the country. Marked “Ejercito Mexicano” on the top of the receiver and “Systema Johnson” on the right side of the receiver. The rifle is complete with a bayonet and leather scabbard. There is a circular perforated barrel shroud similar to the Model 1941 LMG. The front sight is a protected blade and the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. There is a dust cover on the right side of the receiver, directly opposite the magazine-well, for charging the magazine without removing it from the firearm. Wood forearm, pistol grip and shoulder stock. The shoulder stock has a metal buttplate and is also very similar to the model 1941 LMG. Sling swivel on front is under front of barrel shroud and rear sling swivel is under the rear stock. Includes 1 magazine and a green web sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Condition Fine – The metal has retained the vast majority of the original parkerized finish. Everything seems to be in fine working condition and the fire control mechanism appears to function smooth and correctly when cycled by hand. Bore is bright and the rifling is deep. The wood is typical of every other LMG example in the collection. While there are several dings and gouges associated with “armory style handling” the structural integrity is not decreased. 4-32075 JZ98 (4,000-10,000)

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(Correction) This item is a Class III Firearms subject to NFA restrictions.

FINNISH LAHTI 20MM SEMIAUTOMATIC ANTI-TANK RIFLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE). SN 779. Cal. 20mm – An excellent and complete specimen of a well-known anti-tank rifle. Includes the familiar sled and spike bipod mount. This is actually a complete system, including the rifle, eight 10-round magazines complete in 4 wooden storage chests, a complete armorer’s kit, a cleaning kit, and an enormous fitted, wooden carrying chest from Finland to store and/or transport everything together, safely and securely. The classic rectangular, 10-port muzzle brake and cap is included as well as the wooden barrel cooling jacket forward of the front sight. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine – From the unique muzzle brake to the rubber recoil pad, this gun is complete and appears to have been well cared for. The wooden cooling jacket is in very good condition with only a few small hairline cracks and minimal dings. The action operates smooth from the mag-well dust cover to the crank and (cosmoline) trigger mechanism when operated by hand. The bore is coated in cosmoline and the rifling is sharp. These guns don’t get any more complete than this. 4-34673 JZ100 (16,000-24,000)

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(Correction) Description states: “Swedish”. Description should read: “Swiss”.

**DD SOLOTHURN A.G. S18-1000 DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE. SN 1301. Cal. 20mm. Swedish model S18-1000 semi auto anti tank gun manufactured in 1940. Gun is all a purple hued bluing with a black rubber butt plate. Cocking/crank handle on right side receiver. The magazine-well with a spring loaded dust cover is on left side of receiver. Utilizes heavy bipod on front (adjustable for elevation.) Telescopic sight on left side of receiver. On top of scope is a tangent rear sight (graduated 200-1500 meters.) Gun has removable bbl. Gun includes muzzle and thread protector. Small muzzle break (4 holes in each side.) Large muzzle break (5 holes in each side.) Comes with 9 magazines, 1 single mag-pouch, and 1 double mag pouch. Complete cleaning, maintenance, and armorer kit in canvas pouch with fitted compartments. All comes in fitted wooden crate. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Original finish is very fine plus, and has probably remained in this condition due to the care of packaging and storage. This is not a simple Solothurn, it is a complete Solothurn system with firearm, optics, multiple magazines, tools, and storage chest. It doesn’t get any nicer or any more complete than this. 4-34672 JZ67 (27,000-37,000)

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88A
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Title should read: ***DS JOHNSON ISRAEL 1948 MACHINE GUN PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE.

***DS JOHNSON ISRAEL 1948 MACHINE GUN. SN 2668. Cal. 7.92. This post WWII version of the Johnson light machine gun was one of Israel’s first efforts at a homegrown LMG. Ultimately chambered in .303 this fine specimen, also known as the “DROR” is a 7.92mm variant. Rifle utilizes unique tubular stock and steel butt plate similar to the Johnson arms 1946 model. Wooden 2-pc pistol grip. Wooden carry handle mounted on steel ventilated bbl shroud. 4″ ventilated bbl shroud continues past front sight block but is composed of a Bakelite type material with smaller circular perforations then the steel bbl shroud. Folding bipod directly under front sight block. Front sight is drift windage adjustable hooded blade type, and rear sight is ladder type peep. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: This very rare and unique DROR light machine gun is in fine condition. Bakelite bbl shroud is completely undamaged and all exposed metal surfaces appear to retain the vast majority of their orig finish. Bore is brigth and shiny and rifling is deep. Action appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. Inscription on rear of receiver with electric pencil says “8mm-Israel.” All numbers appear to be matching. It is believed although undocumented to us, that this firearm may have accompanied the other rare Johnson machine guns included in this collection in the Winchester museum at some point. 4-34584 JZ75 (18,000-25,000)

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(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*BORCHARDT PATENT MODEL 1893 SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL #19. SN 19. Cal. 7.65. All blued finish with a 7-1/2″ bbl and 2-piece wooden checkered grip. Most all parts are marked “19”, except cheekpiece. Chamber marked “Waffenfabrik Loewe, Berlin”; toggle marked “D.R.P. No. 75837”; right side of frame marked “System Borchardt.Patent.” with numerous German proofs on left side of chamber and bbl. Pistol comes complete in carry case with accessories, shoulder stock with attached leather holster, four matching magazines, a dummy magazine with an intracal brass oiler, a cleaning rod with tips, a leather shoulder strap, a small oil can marked “Made in USA”, a wooden cheekpiece for the shoulder strap with a brass plunger knob, two flat metal screwdrivers; all parts except cheekpiece is marked “19”. Cheekpiece numbered “351”. Carrying case is covered with black leather and has a covered carrying handle with nickel plated hardware. Case is lined in green vaize. Back of dummy clip is marked “GESETZLICH GESCHUTZT” as is the bottom of the stock. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Pistol retains 98% of its orig blue finish with nitride blue on the trigger, springs and plates. It shows very little wear and has just a little bit of finish corrosion on the grip straps, top of toggle and toggle knob with a very slight amount of finish wear on the front sight ring. Grips are in excellent condition with no dents or bruising at all and very sharp checkering. Grip screws retain nearly all of their blue and just one slight bugger on the left. Nickel plated magazines are in very good condition with a little light pitting into the nickel and numbered wooden bottoms remain flawless. Dummy magazine with brass oiler is in excellent condition as are the cheekpiece, screwdriver and all of the other accessories. Buttstock also shows excellent plus, retaining almost all of the blue on the metal with just a minimal of corrosion and a couple of very minor scuffs. Holster is soft and pliable but shiny black dye leather has all but flaked off. Leather shoulder strap is soft and pliable but showing its age with some cracking. Leather covered case, with the small flat that reads “J.L. Childs, Floral Park, L.I.” shows very good with some nicking throughout. Leather case handle is pretty dry but shows no tearing at this point. Action is crisp and clean and bore is bright and shiny. One would go far and wide to find a better or more complete Borchardt than this. 4-33902 BK130 (30,000-40,000)

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155A
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NOTE: The Fiala is not a predecessor of either the Colt Woodsman or High Standard Model “B”, but has similar lines.

*RARE CASED FIALA MODEL 1920 MANUAL REPEATING PISTOL 3-BARREL SET WITH STOCK. SN 1426. Cal. 22 LR. Rare & unusual set with 3″ and 7-1/2″ pistol bbls and 20″ carbine bbl with forearm and an attachable walnut stock. A most unusual pistol that was undoubtedly the progenitor of the High Standard Model B and the Colt Woodsman. It has the same lines as both pistols. Right side of frame has a small slotted head screw that when removed allows the bbl to be unscrewed & replaced. It has serrated walnut grips with a 2-position rear sight mounted to the rear of the slide. The magazine is exactly what the early High Standard & Colt magazines became, with a brass follower. The 3″ bbl is missing the front sight and has the 1-1/2″ exposed area very finely knurled. The 7-1/2″ bbl and carbine bbl have dovetailed front sights. The buttstock & forearm are of very nicely figured English walnut, uncheckered with straight grip and a smooth steel buttplate. This unusual pistol, while appearing to be a semi-auto, is, in fact a manually operated repeater. The magazine functions as with any semi-auto, however the slide remains locked during & after firing until a button on left side of frame is depressed which releases the slide to be manually retracted and returned to battery for the next shot. The set is accompanied by its orig leather covered wood case with purple velvet lining and a diagonal purple ribbon inside the lid with maker’s name & address. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Pistol & 7-1/2″ bbl retain about 85% thinning orig blue, mostly from flaking, not wear, bright shiny bore with a few spots of pitting. The 3″ bbl, missing its front sight, has a wrench mark in the knurling, otherwise retains most of its orig blue, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Carbine bbl is extremely fine, retaining 96-97% dark glossy orig blue, slightly thinned on top about mid-point with brilliant shiny bore. Stock & forearm are sound and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine. The lid of the case has a few minor cracks and is missing small areas of covering, otherwise is sound with olive drab paint on outside. Interior is lightly faded with light soil showing light wear. Altogether a fine complete & orig set. 4-33904 JR265 (3,000-5,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: This lot is accompanied by the correct canvas scope can.

*RARE JAPANESE MODEL 97 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 9475. Cal. 6.5 mm. The Type 97 sniper rifle is basically a Japanese type 38 rifle with a side mounted 2.5 power telescope. They were introduced in 1937. The telescope were mounted at the factory and stamped with the SN of the rifle (number on this scope does not match SN). This is a very good specimen condition-wise even though the bayonet, dust cover and scope do not match. With the exception of the above noted, everything on the rifle matches. Mum is ground and rubber eye piece is missing. Scope case included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains 85% of the blue, turning plum, with the exception of the area where the Mum is ground. Dust cover and bolt assembly retain better than 95% of their blue. The bbl shows well, retaining 95% of its orig blue with a couple of very slight rub marks at the wood line and just a little around the muzzle. Bbl bands show better than 90% of their orig finish as does the triggerguard and floorplate assembly. Telescope and mount retain better than 90% of enamel finish with all lettering very legible and clear optics. Bayonet is in good condition through the front half has been sharpened. Buttplate retains at least 80% of its orig blue. Upper handguard is in good condition but has one substantial dent approximately 1-1/2″ behind upper handguard that measures 1″ long by approximately 1/4″ wide. Buttstock is in very good condition with some moderate bruising but little compared to most of these examples. Scope case is in good condition. 4-34063 BK117 (3,400-5,400)

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*EXTREMELY RARE JAPANESE TYPE 97 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 10521. Cal. 6.5 mm. The Type 97 sniper rifle is basically a Japanese type 38 rifle with a side mounted 2.5 power telescope. they were introduced in 1937. The telescope were mounted at the factory and stamped with the SN of the rifle (number on this scope does not match SN). This is a very good specimen condition-wise even though the bayonet and scope do not match. The rifle is equipped with an orig sling, with “Kentucky Kid” scratched on the inside, and is cracked and dried. With the exception of the above noted, everything on the rifle matches and eye piece is present on the scope. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 98% of orig finish with the exception of where the Mum is ground, which is bare metal. Bbl retains approximately 85% of the blue with some bare spots on the top where it appears somebody improperly cleared off rust. Front bbl band and bayonet assembly show better than 98% blue as does front sight assembly. Middle band shows slightly less finish, being about 90%. Scope shows approximately 90% black enamel which it was painted and rubber eye piece is present although extremely dry. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly show better than 90% blue. Buttstock is in very good condition with only minor nicks and bruises, the most significant would be up on the left side of the bbl approximately 3″ behind bbl band. The rest of the stock has relatively minor bruising but is one of the most pleasant that I have observed. Scope optics are fairly clear with just a little bit of peppering on front lens that might come off with cleaning. Overall a really nice and hard to find Jap. 4-34064 BK114 (3,000-5,000)

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191
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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 572. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling and air craft sights. Bayonet does not match, and no dust cover is present. These rifles saw extremely heavy use under extreme conditions. They are quite hard to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains some 98% of its blued finish as does the matching bolt bent handle. Extractor retains about 70%. Bbl retains better than 95% of its finish with a couple minor dings on right hand side. Both front and middle bbl bands retain better than 90% of their crudely blackened finish. Trigger guards and floorplate assembly retain about 80% of its finish but is turning brown. Bayonet which does not match is in fine condition overall with the exposed metal turning brown. Telescope shows approx 90% of enamel with some very light chipping here and there. Rubber eye piece is soft and pliable and optics appear to be pretty clear with no debris. Sling is dry and cracking but present. Buttstock and hand guard have numerous dings and nicks front to rear but still show very well. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny though shows some wear. 4-34053 BK81 (3,500-5,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3051. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling and air craft sights. Dust cover is present but does not match. Jap sniper rifles seldom found with this much condition. This rifle would be difficult to upgrade. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver and dust cover retain 95% of their orig blue with the matching bolt having approx 85%. Bbl assembly retains better than 90% of its orig blue with just a little bit of corrosion in front of the bbl band. Bbl bands retain approx 85% of their orig finish as does the trigger guard and floorplate assembly. Telescope retains 95% of its black enamel with clear optics and a somewhat brittle eye piece. Buttstock and hand guard are better than most with just a minimum of bruising and finish loss. Bayonet is in excellent condition with patina starting on the rear of handle and scabbard retains approx 50% of its blue. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34052 BK82 (3,500-5,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 640. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WWII. It is equipped with the 4 X 7 telescope, bayonet, sling, mono pod and air craft sights. Bayonet does not match, and no dust cover is present. These rifles saw extreme use throughout the war so surviving examples in any condition are extremely hard to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approx 60% orig finish with missing balance where the mum was ground off. Matching bolt (bent handle) retains better than 90% of its finish. Bbl assembly shows better than 90% of its orig blue as do the sights. Front bbl band shows approx 85% or its blue with the middle one and mono pod showing around 50% with some very fine pitting. Trigger guard shows about 75% of its blue with floorplate showing around 50%. Scope retains better than 90% of its black paint and rubber eye piece is missing. Optics are cloudy but you can still see through them. Sling is in good condition with just mild cracking. Bayonet is very good with the handle area turning patina and scabbard showing better than 90% of its finish. Frog is dry but complete. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny though shows use. 4-34059 BK80 (2,500-4,000)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 5921. Cal. 7.7 mm. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with a 2.4 power telescope (no rubber eye piece present), bayonet, sling, and air craft sights. Neither the bolt or bayonet matches and the dust cover is not present. Scope case included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 80% of its finish with the rear bridge thinning more than the front. Bolt retains approximately 80% of finish and has bent handle as is expected for this rifle. Bbl retains approximately 90% finish with a little wear on the left hand side from the bayonet frog and a couple of small rack marks on the top. Front and rear sights show most of their finish. Front bbl band shows little finish, turning gray. Rear bbl band shows approximately 70%. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly turned to brown but still appear pleasing. Buttplate assembly has blue around the edges but the flat portion is patina. Telescope retains about 60% blue with clear optics with no debris within. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny with good rifling although it has seen use. Buttstock and handguard have numerous small dents and nicks throughout but not so much as to detract from rifle and there is a small hole approximately 1″ in front of the floorplate screw that is approximately 1/8″ – 3/16″. Overall a pretty nice Jap sniper rifle. Scope case is in good condition. 4-34061 BK111 (3,400-4,900)

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*JAPANESE TYPE 99 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 7990. Cal. 7.7MM. This Nogoya arsenal produced type 99 was the favorite sniper rifle of the Japanese in the Pacific during the second WW. It is equipped with the 4 X 7 telescope (no rubber eye piece present) and bayonet. Dust cover is present but does not match. Scope case included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is in good plus condition retaining most of its orig finish and has no significant abuse at all. Receiver (Mum is ground) retains approximately 90% of its blue with the significant wear being from the ground Mum and the dust cover sliding into position. Dust cover and matching bolt retains approximately 80% to 85% finish. Bbl assembly as well as front and middle bands show better than 90% orig finish and front band does match. Triggerguard and floorplate assembly show better than 90% orig finish with blue on floorplate beginning to get a little thin. Telescope retains better than 95% of its orig black paint with nice clear optics with just the least little bit of debris. Buttplate assembly retains 90% of its blue with edge wear. Buttstock is better than average with sharp finger grooves and less dents and abuse than the average 99 although there is a small crack in the wrist of the stock that appears to be very easily repairable. Overall a pretty nice 99 sniper. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny but does show moderate use. Bayonet is in excellent condition and scabbard may have been repainted. 4-34025 BK113 (3,400-5,400)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: This is a rare variation of the G41W which is machined with a dual rail scope base.

*GERMAN G41W SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 3586. Cal. 8MM. The G41W is similar to the M model. Designed by Walther and from 1941 to 1943 approx 70,000 were produced. This rifle is equipped with a bayonet/scabbard and sling and all external components appear to match, and the bbl bands are unmarked which is correct. Equipped with a fixed mag and fed by stripper clip. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Action retains 95-97% of the orig finish and the majority of wear being on the rails. Trigger guard and mag assembly retain 90% or better of the orig blue as does the bbl and muzzle cap assembly. Bbl bands are in excellent condition showing better than 90% of the blue and are just starting to plum. Upper hand guard assembly is in excellent condition with no significant wear whatsoever. Laminated buttstock is in excellent condition with serial number. Waffen marks are still quite present on every component of this rifle. This would be a valued addition to any advanced Nazi collector. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. Bayonet shows near new with just a little wear on the back of the handle. Scabbard is turning plum, and leather is beginning to dry. 4-33957 BK57 (4,000-6,000)

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234
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(Correction) Rifle should be listed as K31/42 rather than K31/43 variant. The gradations on the scope (1-10) are correct for the 42 variant. 43 variant gradations are 1-7.

*RARE SWISS SCHMIDT RUBIN MODEL K-31/43 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 450979. Cal.7.5 Swiss. This rather exotic sniper/sharp shooter rifle comes equipped with a detachable box mag, sling, and a bayonet with scabbard and frog. It is rather unique the way the front part of the attached telescope drops down into the stock. It also has a small range finder or grenade launching sight on top of the telescope that looks similar to a second rear sight. These rifles were mfg. in small quantities and are therefore difficult to obtain. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approx 98% plus of orig blue with the numbered bold and cocking handle being bright. Scope shows 98% of the orig finish with only the slightest wear being folded down against the stock. Optics are clear. Rear sight assembly shows better than 98% blue with just some slight marks from being adjusted. Middle band shows no wear at all. The front band has a slight mark or two from being put in a rack. The bbl and front sight assembly also show better than 98% blue with just a couple of very minute nicks. Matching mag and trigger guard assembly show no wear at all. Buttplate assembly has slight wear on the high edges from being put in a rack. Upper hand guard has a small dent about 3″ in front of the middle band otherwise has just a minute amount of scuffing. Left side of the buttstock has a few minor dings in it and one that is just a little larger on the bottom approx 1 1/2″ in front of the floorplate. Otherwise shows no scuffing at all. There is an inspectors stamp on the right rear side of the stock that is quite prominent. Sling is virtually new with a preservative on it. Bayonet shows new as does the scabbard. Frog is slightly older with some wear. It might possibly have come from a different weapon. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34027 BK71 (3,500-4,500)

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(Correction) Please Note: Caliber should read 7mm Mauser (7×57) with bbl being so marked.

*JOHNSON MODEL 1941 SEMI-AUTOMATIC USMC RIFLE. SN 4529. Cal. 30. Standard 22 1/2″. Capt. Melvin Johnson USMC invented this rifle. They competed with the Garand to be the standard military rifle but subsequently lost due primarily to their 10 round rotary magazine and inferior bayonet. The Marine Corps purchased the Johnson in limited quantities to be used until there were enough M1 Garands in circulation. Subsequently they went to the Seabees. Rifle is equipped with a bayonet and a foreign made scabbard and sling. Possible re-import with a Navy Arms roll die on the bottom of the bbl. Accompanied by manual. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Overall metal is better than 95% of a nice pleasing dark green parkerizing with minor loss on the mag and mag door. The wood is in very good plus condition with very light handling marks throughout. This rifle would be a nice addition to any military collection. Bayonet retains 98% of its orig parkerizing. Gun is mechanically crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33944 BK18 (4,500-6,500)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: This lot is accompanied by a correct Redfield Art 3-9X scope.

*REMINGTON M40 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 68586. Cal. 7.62. This is a US property M40 sniper rifle with all relevant US markings including inspectors marking, air gauge (heart). Action is bedded into the stock and bbl is free floating and has approx a 3 lb trigger hold that is very crisp. Complete with oversized sling swivels. Examples of this rifle are few and far between as most were kept in the US inventory and updated to the next model. No scope is present. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and receiver show 95% orig Parkerizing with just a couple of very minor scuffs. Bolt is polished bright with handle and cocking piece showing blue with 95% of their finish. Scope base is a blue Redfield style mount showing better than 98% of its deep rich blue. Black floorplate and triggerguard show better than 98% with just a couple of small nicks on the triggerguard itself. Sling swivels show 98% of its finish but the front one has some pitting on it. Buttstock is in good to very good condition with some very minor marks from being used in its obvious trade. Action is crisp and tight and the bore is mirror bright. A fine example of an extremely rare rifle that is difficult to obtain. 4-34089 BK112 (6,000-9,000)

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(Correction) Description states: “SN 8488.” Description should read: “SN 84866:.

*NUMBER 1 MARK III* H.T. (AUSTRALIAN) SNIPER. SN 8488. Cal. 303. Manufactured at Lighgow and introduced towards the end of WWII, this rifle used a mostly rebuilt Mark III dating between 1915 and 1918 (this one is 1917) with both high and low mounts. These rifles were fitted with a heavy bbl and only about 1,500 were manufactured. Fitted with a telescopic sight SN 34408 dated 1944. With sling, bayonet and wooden cheekpiece. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver retains approximately 90% of a grayish green Parkerizing that is common on rifles of this era. Rear sight assembly is also Parkerized with the ears being blued and turning patina. Front and middle bands retain some 90% of gray green Parkerizing. Upper handguards are in very good condition with just a minimum of bruising and the buttstock is approximately the same. Leather Bailey sling dated 1941 is excellent through could use a slight cleaning. Wooden cheekpiece shows a moderate dent towards the front approximately 1″ x 1-1/2″, otherwise in excellent condition. Brass buttplate is patina but in excellent condition. Trigger assembly shows better than 90% of Parkerizing and overall very good. Action is crisp. Bore is bright but showing some use. Scope shows better than 95% of its original finish with just a hint of rust towards the right front and optics are clear and very good. 4-34100 BK121 (2,500-4,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: This is one of 300 purchased by the Chinese Government for Manchuria in 1929. It was then captured by the Japanese in 1932 during the invasion of China. Japan experimented with a reverse-engineered version in the caliber 6.5 mm but determined that it was too expensive to produce in quantity. A very rare item.

*RARE BRNO MODEL ZH29 SEMI AUTO RIFLE. SN 10228. Cal. 8MM. Introduced in 1929, this semi auto rifle was designed by Emmanuel Holek of BRNO. It has a 21.5″ bbl and is fitted with a 5 rnd box mag. Weight is approx 10 lbs. These rifles are considered very rare. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Upper and lower receiver retain approx 60-65% of orig blueing turning plum. Bolt shows some slight corrosion but is still very pleasing. Bbl assembly shows better than 90% of orig finish with the majority of wear being on muzzle. Aluminum cooling fin assembly is in good condition with two or three small scars on left hand side. Front hand guard shows some light bruising but is in overall good condition. Buttstock shows very good condition with just some mild bruising. Aluminum buttplate is excellent. Bayonet is in fine condition showing nearly all of its parkerized finish and some slight corrosion behind grips. Mechanics are crisp, bore is very good but slightly dark in the grooves with no obvious pitting or corrosion. 4-34056 BK76 (7,000-9,000)

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(Correction) Please Note: Caliber listed is 372, this is not correct. The correct caliber should be 5.56 or .223.

*ISRAELI GALIL ARM MODEL 372. SN MR02744. Cal. 372. This is a semi-auto version of the Israeli Army Galil rifle with paratrooper stock and folding bi-pod/wire cutter. Rifle is also equipped with a sling and Nimrod telescope 6 X 40 and a bayonet with scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Metal finish of the receiver shows approx 95% with minor nicks on both sides in the enamel the most significant of which is from the safety. wood hand guard is in excellent condition with a couple of very minor bruises. Bbl and gas cylinder assembly show better than 98% of the blackish green parkerizing with no wear or scratches. Pistol grip and buttstock show near new. Nimrod telescope is in better than 99% condition on the outside with crystal clear optics. Rubber eye cup is new. Bayonet shows better than 98% with a couple of light scratches from being slid in and out of the sheath. Sling is orig to the gun and in excellent condition. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34071 BK47 (2,250-2,750)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: This model is also known as the G-3.

*SPANISH CETME “SPORT” IMPORTED BY MARS/CHICAGO. SN S-02679*. Cal. 308. This is the semi-auto version of the Spanish Cetme military rifle also known as the G-1. It is a stamped receiver gun with a wooden hand guard assembly. The buttstock is wood and the pistol grip is plastic. These were some of the first weapons of this kind brought into the U.S. going back to the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Rifle is equipped with an orig sling and an orig Cetme marked telescope. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Metal of rifle retains approx 98% of the orig finish with the wear being underneath the selector, a little bit on the cocking handle. Other than that rifle shows near new. Wooden buttstock is in excellent condition as is the rubber buttpad. Pistol grip is also unblemished. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. Scope optics are flawless. 4-34087 BK36 (2,500-4,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: This model is also known as the G-3.

*SPANISH CETME “SPORT” IMPORTED BY MARS/CHICAGO. SN S02265*. Cal. 308. This is the semi-auto version of the Spanish Cetme military rifle also known as the G-1. It is a stamped receiver gun with a metal hand guard assembly which contains an intregal bipod. The buttstock is wood and the pistol grip is plastic. These were some of the first weapons of this kind brought into the U.S. going back to the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Rifle is equipped with an orig sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Metal of rifle retains approx 98% of the orig finish with the wear being underneath the selector, a little bit on the cocking handle and a couple of small scratches from the sling keeper. Other than that rifle shows near new. Wooden buttstock is in excellent condition as is the rubber buttpad. Pistol grip is also unblemished. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright and shiny. 4-33930 BK35 (2,500-3,500)

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(Correction) Please Note: This is a Remington-Lee, not a Remington-Keene.

*REMINGTON KEENE BOLT ACTION MAGAZINE RIFLE. SN 20746. Cal. 45-70. Remington model 1882 Keene rifle made for export to either China or Japan. Front receiver ring shows two rows of Asian characters that go from wood line to wood line. Rifle is in outstanding overall condition and has a brass museum or inventory tag with the number 191. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Rifle retains better than 95% original blue with some moderate scratching up near the muzzle on the bbl. Nosecap and middle band as well as buttplate are casehardened in color but front band is blued. Buttstock shows very good with only light scuff marks present and the otherwise mentioned tag. Bore is bright and shiny and rifle shows beautiful overall. No bayonet is present. 4-34004 BK158 (3,000-5,000)

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(Correction) Please Note :This is a Remington-Lee, not a Remington-Keene.

*REMINGTON KEENE BOLT ACTION ARMY RIFLE. SN 22954. Cal. 45-70. This is a very rare rifle with a 32-1/2″ bbl and shows near excellent overall with a bright shiny bore. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approximately 90% with a couple of minor scratches on the side where the patent information is. Bbl shows approximately 90% original blue with nicking and scratching towards the front and thinning towards the muzzle. Front bbl band shows approximately 85% casehardened colors while the middle shows approximately 90% blue. Triggerguard and magazine show approximately 80% blue with nicking and scratching present. Buttstock show good with a couple of bruises above the magazine assembly with a brass museum or inventory plate with the number 152 in bottom 4-34005 BK157 (3,000-4,000)

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(Correction) Please Note :This is a Remington-Lee, not a Remington-Keene.

REMINGTON KEENE MAGAZINE BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 100720. Cal. 30. With a 29-1/2″ bbl, rifle shows good overall condition as reworked. Has knife bayonet and scabbard included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approximately 90% original finish, thinning slightly on the front ring. Bbl shows approximately 35% to 40% original finish with some light scattered corrosion present and a frosty moderately worn bore. Bayonet shows good with slight scattered corrosion while the scabbard shows near excellent. Upper handguard shows good as refinished. Buttstock shows fair to good as repaired and refinished with an approximate 4″ repair just forward of the wrist. 4-34003 BK150 (2,500-3,000)

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(Correction) Please Note: This is a Remington-Lee, not a Remington-Keene.

REMINGTON KEENE MAGAZINE BOLT ACTION NAVY RIFLE. SN 52460. Cal. 45-70. With a 29-1/2″ bbl, rifle shows fair condition overall. Has a triangular bayonet and scabbard included. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver shows approximately 30% original finish, turning to a silver patina. Bbl shows approximately 60% original blued finish with some signs of cleaning and bright shiny bore. Bayonet shows good with the scabbard and frog also showing good. Buttstock shows fair to good overall with light to moderate scuffing throughout. Original sling is dry but intact. 4-34007 BK156 (1,500-3,000)

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(Correction) Please Note:This is a Remington-Lee, not a Remington-Keene.

REMINGTON LEE MAGAZINE BOLT ACTION ARMY RIFLE. SN 50152. Cal. 45-70. This is a very rare rifle with a 32-1/2″ bbl and shows near excellent overall with a bright shiny bore and is accompanied by a original bayonet and a “MASS” marked scabbard. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: This rifle shows approximately 95% of original finish with a bright shiny bore and all Remington proof marks present. Magazine shows slight surface corrosion but still retains better than 90% finish. buttstock shows near excellent with mostly only minor handling marks and one slight ding half way down the comb. Brass museum or inventory tag with number 160 is near the bottom. Bayonet shows excellent overall showing 90% with scabbard and frog showing good. 4-34006 BK149 (3,000-5,000)

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THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL MILITARY RECRUITING POSTERS IN HISTORY. This large, colorful, litho, WWI-era recruiting poster by James Montgomery Flagg is unquestionably the most famous and most inspirational, patriotic recruiting posters ever produced. The poster was so successful that it was reprinted and continually used throughout the 20th c. James Montgomery Flagg himself posed for the poster in front of a mirror while painting it and thus, it is an actual portrait of Flagg himself. A few years ago, our firm sold a well-known patriotic collection which included the exact uniform you see Flagg wearing in this poster. Beneath the poster is “I WANT YOU FOR THE U.S. ARMY/NEAREST CRECRUITING STATION” Stamped below is “RECRUITING STATION US ARMY FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS”. Poster was copyrighted in 1917 and printed by Leslie-Judge Company, New York. Poster is shrink-wrapped on a styrofoam board. SIZE: 40″ x 30″ CONDITION: A 1″ ding in the top border which has not caused a break in the paper but a distinct small crease. Paper is slightly toned, otherwise outstanding. 4-31643 JJ52 (4,500-6,500)

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RARE WWI-ERA AIR SERVICE RECRUITING POSTER. This large, rare, colorful litho recruiting poster has outstanding graphics, depicting two WWI observers with a biplane flying low overhead. “JOIN THE AIR SERVICE and SERVE in FRANCE/DO IT NOW”. Artist’s signature appears to be “T. Paul Verrees” and is dated “1917”. Poster is nicely matted and framed in a simulated antique-style oak and gold gesso frame. A scarce and desirable Air Service poster. SIZE: Including frame 33-1/2″ x 45-1/2″. CONDITION: Appears to be a 3-4″ tear at center bottom, now seamed. Also a similar tear at the very top running through the “N” and “E”. A small seamed tear in the extreme left corner and a couple of other small imperfections dealt with during the framing. 4-31644 JJ53 (1,250-1,750)

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(Additional Information) Please Note : Consignor states that “The scope mount is Waffenampted on the front bottom leg of the scope ring that’s part of the scope mount”.

*EXTREMELY RARE GERMAN G41W MARKSMAN’S RIFLE WITH ZF41 SCOPE IN EXTREMELY RARE DUAL RAIL MOUNT. SN 7686c. Cal. 8 mm. The German G41 rifle is a very rare commodity in its own right and to find one equipped with a marksman’s scope is almost unheard of. This rifle has the “duv 43″ manufacturer’s code and appears to be an all matching 1943 rifle that has all small parts numbered with the exception of the bbl bands which do have the applicable Waffenampt inspection marks. The rifle is equipped with a 23” bbl. The laminated buttstock has been duffel cut and reassembled underneath the middle band and it has a scarce brown composition upper handguard. Scope mount is integral with the rear sight slevve and consists of a rail on each side with a very heavy steel saddle mount that slides onto the dovetailed rails and contains a “cag” code ZF41/1 marksman’s scope. It has the serial number “4080” with another number overstruck. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching as noted above. Receiver and bolt assembly show approximately 93-95% of the original blue with some light wear present and a small dent in the top cover. Bbl muzzle assembly retains about 80% orig blue with some light dings & chemical spotting. Bbl bands show approximately 93-95% finish with the front one having some pin prick pitting present. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show about 90% dull orig finish with minor dings & scratches. Fiberglass handguard shows good with a couple of small dings. Laminated buttstock shows good with a little minor bruising and the legible serial number stamped on the bottom, as well as Waffenampt inspection marks on the right cheek. Buttplate is light patina. The scope mount is in the “white” with a light patina. Scope retains about 80% orig blue, missing the rear sun shade with crisp optics. Sling is fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31828 (12,500-17,500)

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(Additional Information) Please Note : Consignor states that “this gun was not restored but that it is origin blue finish used by Mauser Werke Berlin on their Code AR/42 rifles. This is the gun that is pictured in the Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms, Schwing 3rd Edition on pg 165 and my name appears beneath the photo. The scope mount is Waffenampted on the front bottom left leg of the scope ring that’s part of the scope mount. I believe there were only 25 of these made with this type of mounting system as the serial number ends in 05. Also the front sight hood, I believe, is electric pencil marked 25/5 and this rifle was manufactured at appoint in the war where the Germans were experimenting with cheaper produced snipers. Also this rifle was produced at the same period the Germans were experimenting with the same mount on their G41W (listed below number 10). This rifle was brought home by a vet who served in the 90th Division and purchased by me from the family when the vet died and it was found in his closet. The family wanted to turn it in at a police buy-back in Boston as they disliked firearms but a MA State Trooper talked them into keeping it and selling it to a licensed dealer for historical purposes.”

*EXTREMELY RARE AR/42 CODE MAUSER MODEL 98K WITH THE EXTREMELY RARE DUAL RAIL SCOPE MOUNT AND A ZF41 MARKSMAN’S SCOPE. SN 1105a. Cal. 8MM. Usual configuration, 24″ bbl with hooded ramp front sight and standard Mauser rifle rear sight. It has usual markings over chamber area & sides of receiver with “ar/42” over chamber area. Mounted in a laminated wood stock with smooth steel buttplate. The scope mount shows some inspector marks with an “A.O.” on the underneath side with the number “4”. The scope base is integral with the rear sight sleeve having a dovetailed rail on each side with the mount, made of heavy steel, containing the “dow” code scope is in the usual ZF41 configuration and is actually marked “ZF4041/1” and under the rear sun shade has the number “9758”. Consignor states that this rifle is pictured in the book Military Firearms, Schwing, 3rd Edition on p. 165, center photo. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except floorplate which is numbered “2475”. All metal except floorplate retains 95-96% a restored bright blue finish. Floorplate retains most of a blue/gray phosphate finish. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains generous amounts of its orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, good optics with a little trash inside. 4-31821 (12,500-17,500)

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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that “This gun has a dual rail that’s seldom encountered also the scope mount is numbered to the gun which you almost never see a mount numbered to the gun”.

*SCARCE WALTHER K43 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 6816b. Cal. 8 mm. Standard K43 with 21-1/2″ bbl, standard sights, mounted in a laminated stock & handguard. It has an orig cleaning rod and 10-rd detachable box magazine. Left side of receiver has the model designation with the Walther code “ac45” and the serial number. Right rear side of receiver has the integral scope base with a matching numbered cast steel mount containing a ZF 4 scope with post & crosshair. This was Germany’s answer to the superior fire power of the M1 Garand being used by the Americans. It was extremely functional, reasonably accurate and inexpensive to produce with laminated stock, stampings & rough castings. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bolt is mismatched with number “9752”. Overall metal retains most of its orig factory finish with magazine showing nicks & scratches and loss of paint. Stock is sound with light soil and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Scope retains most of its orig blue with slightly foggy optics. 4-31843 (4,000-6,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that “This is the gun that is referenced on pg 261 in the book Backbone of the Wehrmact by Richard Law. This gun was part of the Robert Jensen collection and so noted”.

*MODEL 98 MAUSER TRANSITION RIFLE ARSENAL MODIFIED TO SNIPER. SN 4700h. Cal. 8 MM. Fine claw mount sniper with 24″ bbl, made in 1938. It has standard 98 sights with an arsenal applied set of claw mount bases with orig mounts containing a Zeiss Zielvier about 4X scope with three heavy crosshairs and fine crosshair with dot. Mounted in standard laminated stock with eagle proofs on right side of butt. Accompanied by an orig leather sling & leather lens caps. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching numbered including cleaning rod & band spring. Metal retains virtually all of its fine orig factory finish with a flat spot on top of the receiver ring milled at the arsenal to accommodate scope base. Finish is just starting to turn plum. Stock is extremely fine with minor nicks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, crisp optics. 4-31829 (12,000-15,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition on pg 167 under Model VG-98”.

*MAUSER LAST DITCH MODEL VG98 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 7136. Cal. 8 mm. German last ditch Volks rifle made near the end of the war in an attempt to be prepared to arm the population. It has a 21″ heavy, stepped, rnd bbl, crudely machined with the “BNZ/1” in a shield over chamber area. It has a welded in place front sight and a fixed V-notch rear sight. Chamber is marked “bnz45”. Mounted in a slab-side thick birch stock with a crude wire sling loop in tip of forestock with a slot in buttstock. It has a blind magazine and a crude stamped trigger guard. This variation of the model is the most crude of all the VG & VK98s produced. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Crude machined & poorly finished. Retains most of its orig gray/green phosphate finish on metal and light shellac on stock with grain checks and a few minor nicks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-31834 (4,000-6,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition, on pg 395 and my name appears beneath the photo”.

*REMINGTON MODEL 03A4 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3410556. Cal. 30-06. Fine American sniper rifle with 24″ bbl dated “2-43” with receiver markings low on each side to accommodate the scope base. Mounted with parkerized Redfield Junior scope base and parkerized rings containing an M82 sniper scope with post and serial number “37590”. It also has a rubber eye cup. Mounted in a standard 03A3 stock and the usual stamped floorplate & trigger guard with checkered buttplate without trap and a military leather sling dated “1918”. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig finish to both metal & wood. Scope is equally fine with one small rub near front end. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31841 (4,500-6,500)

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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition, on pg 395 and my name appears beneath the photo”.

*REMINGTON MODEL 1903A4 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3407348. Cal. 30-06. Fine American sniper rifle with 24″ bbl dated “7-44” with receiver markings low on each side to accommodate the scope base. Mounted with parkerized Redfield Junior scope base and parkerized rings containing an M84 sniper scope with fine crosshair & post. It also has a rubber eye cup. Mounted in a Type C stock and the usual stamped floorplate & trigger guard with checkered buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig finish to both metal & wood. Stock has a chip in the grip cap and other very minor storage dings, otherwise also near new. Scope also retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with crisp clear optics. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31839 (4,000-6,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition on pg 276 and my name appears beneath the photo”.

*RUSSIAN MODEL SVT38 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 4B233. Cal. 7.62 Russian. Rare SVT38 rifle with 26-3/4″ bbl including muzzle brake. It has standard rifle sights with 2-pc walnut stock and perforated handguard. The flat over chamber area has the Russian star and the date “1939”. Both sides of the receiver have scope rails which contain a forward sweeping scope base that contains a “1941” dated 3.5X sniper scope with post & crosshairs reticle. Scope is adjustable for windage & elevation. Fitted with an orig mismatched magazine. CONDITION: Very good, mismatched numbers. Metal on rifle retains 85-90% dull orig blue with usual nicks & scratches. Scope base & rings retain an old arsenal restoration. Scope retains about 95% orig blue with crisp optics. Wood is sound retaining a crude arsenal refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-31835 (3,000-5,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “This captured gun brought home by Ed Stempek (Korean War) from his collection. I don’t know if you knew Ed (Marine Collector). This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition on pg 275 and my name appears beneath the photo”.

*SCARCE MOISIN-NAGANT MODEL 1891/30 SNIPER RIFLE. SN BK796. Cal. 7.62 Russian. Standard Moisin-Nagant rifle with 29″ bbl, standard sights with matching numbered bolt. Mounted in a 1-pc birch stock with grasping grooves and full length handguard with two bands and cleaning rod. It has an orig leather sling in the sling loops. Left side of receiver has an arsenal mounted scope base containing a 4X PE scope dated “1939” with serial number “7939”. These scopes were probably made by Zeiss and sold to the Russians until about 1940. These sniper rifles are very fine & very accurate and were continuously in use from WWII through Vietnam and likely are still in use in some areas of the world. The cartridge is about the equivalent of the American 30-06. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 75-80% thin orig blue. Wood is sound with visible cartouches on stock & retains a hand worn patina, possibly an old arsenal restoration. Scope rail & scope are a plum brown patina with fine pitting over all surfaces. Optics are fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore. 4-31845 (2,500-4,000)

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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition, on pg 204 and my name appears beneath the photo”.

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL P14 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 228705. Cal. 303 Brit. Standard P14 rifle with 26″ bbl, standard sights with British proofs & broad arrow on left side of receiver. Serial number was relocated to the right side of the rear receiver bridge to accommodate the German style claw mounts. Mounts contain their orig rings with a Periscope Prism Co. Ltd. Model 1918 sniper scope with post & crosshair. Left side of receiver as part of the cutoff has a grenade launcher sight. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with 2-pc handguard and grenade launcher sight base on left side of forestock. It has smooth steel buttplate with trap containing a pull through and also has a “1914” dated brass & canvas sling. CONDITION: Fine, matching bolt. Bbl & receiver retain thin orig blue with the bands a mottled blue/brown patina. Trigger guard & floorplate also retain most of their thin orig blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains an arsenal restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore, dark in grooves. Crisp optics. 4-31842 (5,000-7,000)

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366
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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that “Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Cut-Back (Scarce Model) Sniper Rifle, manufactured at Torilmatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal with a 2.5 power type 99 marked scope also the cleaning rod is present”.

*JAPANESE TYPE 99 ARISAKA SNIPER SHORT RIFLE. SN 6861. Cal. 7.7 Jap. This is a type 99 short rifle with a 2.5X scope in a receiver side mount vs. the usual 4X scope encountered on most Japanese sniper rifles making this a fairly rare piece. It has a 25-1/2″ bbl with standard Type 99 sights, the rear with orig aircraft wings. The serial number and arsenal mark have been moved from the side of receiver to rear receiver bridge to accommodate scope mount. The mum has been ground. Mounted in usual laminated 2-pc birch stock with hand guard and sheet metal buttplate. Left side of receiver has the usual non-adjustable scope mount containing a Koghku 2.5X scope. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains most of its orig arsenal finish, slightly thinned on floorplate, beginning to patinate where mum was ground. Scope retains about 95% orig black enamel. Wood is sound with nicks & dings and retains strong orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, crisp optics. 4-31826 (4,500-6,500)

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367
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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Cut-Back (Scarce Model) Sniper Rifle, manufactured at Torilmatsu factory of Nagoya Arsenal with a 2.5 power type 99 marked scope also the cleaning rod is present”.

*JAPANESE ARISAKA TYPE 99 SNIPER SHORT RIFLE. SN 5134. Cal. 7.7 Jap. This is a Type 99 short rifle with a 2.5X scope vs. the usual 4X scope found on most Japanese Type 99 sniper rifles. This rifle has 25-1/2″ bbl with standard sights that have had the aircraft wings removed from rear sight and never had a monopod. Serial number & arsenal mrk have been moved to the top of rear of receiver bridge to accommodate the scope mount. Mounted in the usual 2-pc laminated birch stock with handguard and sheet metal buttplate. Scope is 7-3/4″ overall including the rubber eye cup and the bolt handle is slightly bent to accommodate the scope. Altogether a rare rifle with a very rare scope. CONDITION: Good to very good. Receiver, with ground mum, retains approximately 90% of arsenoal finish. Bbl also retains approximately 90% thinning blue with some bright spots towards the muzzle. Buttstock and handguard show fair to good with some moderate scuffing throughout with sharp finger grooves. Bore shows slightly frosty with moderate wear. Trigger guard and floorplate assembly show approximately 80% orig finish. Optics are fine with some light debris inside. Rubber eyecup is flexible. Mechanics are fine. 4-31825 (4,000-6,000)

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368
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(Additional Information) Please Note :Consignor states that this gun was “manufactured at Kokura Arsenal”.

*JAPANESE ARISAKA TYPE 97 SNIPER RIFLE. SN 5400. Cal. 6.5 Jap. Usual configuration with 31-1/2″ bbl, standard sights with full length stock & handguard. Left side of receiver has an arsenal installed sliding scope base with a 2.5X non-adjustable scope and the bolt handle is slightly bent to accommodate scope. The Type 97 Sniper is essentially a Type 38 rifle with a scope mount added to left side and the bolt handle slightly bent. The serial number & manufacturer’s mark were relocated forward of the mount on the left side. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, receiver & bolt retain most of their orig arsenal blue with some fine surface etching. Floorplate & trigger guard retain about 50% dull blue turning brown with fine pitting. Stock has a crack through wrist with usual nicks & dings and retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. Optics are crisp. 4-31833 (4,000-6,000)

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373
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(Additional Information) Please Note : Consignor states “I believe this rifle is referred to as a MC-1.

*SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MC-52 U.S.M.C. SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3575603. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl. This is an M-1 C sniper rifle that was rebuilt for the Marine Corps in 1952 with the stamping SA-52 behind the rear sight and the addition of the longer, more durable Marine Corps mounting system consisting of the Griffin & Howe marked dbl lever top rail on the side rail mounted to left side of receiver with three socket head cap screws and two pins. Top rail has T-4 rings containing a Kollmorgen 4X scope with the Marine Corps designation “MC356-P” on the top and a post & crosshair reticle. It has a January 1953 Springfield bbl which is correct for this configuration and has a Hart M2 flash hider. Interior of the rifle has been rebuilt to 1952 specifications. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with 2-pc handguards. Left side of stock has an “SA/JLC” cartouche in a square and a small ordnance wheel. It has the circle “P” proof on bottom of wrist. CONDITION: Fine plus. Overall retains about 90% strong orig gray/green parkerized finish except the op rod which retains about 70%. Wood is sound with minor nicks and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Scope retains virtually all of its orig black phosphate finish. Crisp optics. 4-31838 (8,000-10,000)

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374
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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “This is a Title 10 gun that came out of Ft. Benning. This is also the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition on pg 431 but it was erroneously placed with photos by Goodwin but that’s my rifle. Just a note here that the M82 scope’s are scarce” and includes paperwork confirming this.

*RARE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY WWII M1-C SNIPER RIFLE. SN 3372487. Cal. 30-06. Standard Garand with 24″ Springfield “1945” dated bbl, standard battle sights with a detachable flash hider and mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with 2-pc walnut handguards. Stock has the lace-on leather cheekpiece and a military leather sling. Left side of receiver has the Griffin & Howe style dbl lever scope rail attached with three socket head cap screws and two pins. Rail is electric pencil numbered to rifle while the slide has the stamped number “3551992” on inside edge. Slide contains an M82 scope with post reticle, SN 275, with a rubber eye cup. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains about all of its gray/green arsenal reparkerized finish. Wood is sound with a series of small dings & a bruise on left side and other light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Scope retains 95-96% orig blue, crisp optics. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31836 (8,000-10,000)

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375
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(Additional Information) Please Note : Consignor states “I can’t recall hearing or reading that these M1D were rebuilt in Japan”.

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL M1D SNIPER RIFLE. SN 687496. Cal. 30-06. The M1D in general was a rifle that was assembled during a rebuild program post-WWII. The majority of them were built at the Tokyo arsenal in Japan. It was cheaper and easier to send the parts overseas than it was to crate the guns up and send them back to the United States for rebuild. This example is a 1941/42 Springfield that was rebuilt using the newly designed M1D sniper system. All parts with the exception of the bbl, upper handguard and rear sight are original WWII manufacture. Rifle comes with original shipping box from CMP with copies of all applicable paper work and all accessories that CMP would send with an M-1D. All accessories are packaged dated June 1981. Rifle has a January 52 dated bbl with standard battle sights and a Hart flash hider. It has the integral bbl mounted scope base and mount containing an M84 scope with post & crosshair reticle and a rubber eye cup. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with 2-pc walnut handguards and a laced-on leather cheekpiece also dated January 52. Stock has two “P” proofs on bottom of wrist, one sharp and one faint. It also has a modern canvas sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as arsenal restored. Retains virtually all of its parkerized finish on metal, bright blue on scope and oil finish on wood. Cheekpiece & sling are also new. Crisp optics & mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31840 (3,000-4,000)

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376
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(Additional Information) Please Note : Consignor states that “This is the gun that is pictured in The Standard Catalogue of Military Firearms by Schwing, 3rd Edition, on pg 429 and my name appears beneath the photo”.

*RARE SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND WITH EXPERIMENTAL HANDGUARD. SN 4298498. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ bbl, dated “10-56” with National Match gas cylinder and standard battle sights. Mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock with the black Fiberglas experimental 1-pc handguard that was used for only a couple of years and is rarely ever seen today. Stock has a crisp “P” proof on bottom of wrist and the white “DOD” ink cartouche in bbl channel. Also accompanied by a modern canvas sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new. Has been fired but very little. Retains virtually all of its fine armory finish to both metal & wood with bright green parkerizing and beautiful oil finish on the stock. There is a repaired chip in the heel. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31844 (3,500-5,000)

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378
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(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read: (2,000 – 4,000)

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. SN 1383841. Cal. 30-06. Fine service rifle, rebuilt for WWII with a Springfield Armory bbl dated “6-42”. It has standard sights with a sheet metal sight cover and is mounted in a nicely figured, straight grain 1-pc American walnut stock with hand guard and a Lawrence brass & leather military sling. It has milled floorplate & trigger guard & an “FJA” cartouche in a rectangle and an Ordanance wheel on left side of stock. Bottom of wrist has a circle “P” proof. Right side of stock has a “CSAA” cartouche in a rectangle. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its arsenal restored finish to both metal & wood with only a few minor nicks in the wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32211 JR247 (1,500-2,500)

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379
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(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read: (2,000-4,000)

*SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 BOLT ACTION MILITARY RIFLE. SN 1000841. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 24″ “5-37” dated bbl with standard sights and a sheet metal sight cover. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with handguard and two bands with an early brass & leather military sling by Wolf. Left side of stock has dbl cartouche of “SA” and “SPG”. Bottom of wrist has two circle “P” cartouches and it has a smooth steel buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains a smooth greenish parkerized finish with the trigger guard & floorplate showing a smooth blue/gray finish. Wood is sound and retains about all of its arsenal restored finish. Sling is fine. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32210 JR245 (1,500-2,500)

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381
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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “These trainers were altered from Vetterli rifles. Gun was referenced in the book, The Carcano’s by Hobbs on pg 27 and less than 10,000 were made”.

*RARE BERETTA VV70 TRAINER. SN C5978. Cal. 22. Rare Italian single shot training rifle that appears to have been altered from an old Vetterli rifle with 17-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and tiny squirrel ear rear sight. Chamber area is marked “1937-XV” with “BERETTA/GARDONE” on top flat, serial number on left top flat and “BREVETTO/1934” on left side flat. Mounted in a light, 1-pc walnut stock with short upper handguard and sgl band with a wire cleaning rod in forestock. It has the Vetterli style trigger guard and a sheet metal cover over the old magazine hole. Left side of buttstock has the Beretta cartouche and it has a smooth steel buttplate and sling swivels. This is an interesting Italian training rifle and seldom encountered in the U.S. CONDITION: Very fine with matching numbered bolt. Metal retains most of its orig blue turning plum on bolt. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains what is probably an old restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, frosty in grooves. 4-31823 (1,250-1,500)

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382
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(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read (15,000-25,000)

*ULTRA-RARE WINCHESTER-SPRINGFIELD ARMORY TYPE 2 “SNIPER” RIFLE. SN 1269474. Cal. 30-06. Extraordinarily rare rifle, fully documented as having been built at Winchester on a Springfield Model 1903 action. It has a 26″ tapered heavy rnd bbl with Springfield style sleeve front sight with partridge blade and mounted on top with scope blocks containing a Winchester A5 scope. The Winchester “WP” proof is offset to left side to accommodate scope block. Receiver has the usual “1903” markings and is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight with target knobs. Mounted in a 1-pc American walnut stock with semi-schnable tip forearm & checkered pistol grip with smooth horn grip cap and a shadow line cheekpiece with Winchester solid red rubber pad. It has a military style sling loop & base in buttstock with a screw in the position of the front sling loop. Forestock is secured with the screw into a band around the bbl which can be replaced with a sling loop. The Springfield bolt body and handle are polished bright. Bottom of bolt handle has the number “47” which is probably an assembler’s mistake as the last two digits of the serial number are “74”. The history of these rare rifles is shown on pp. 249-252 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Mr. Brophy states that only two of these rifles were known by him to exist. It is well recorded & documented that one of these rifles was used in 1922 by Capt. Guy Emerson to win the Wimbledon Cup and a 1,000 yard record was shot by an American team, with apparently two of these rifles being used. Bottom of bbl, under the wood, has the “VP” in an oval proof and is stamped “MNS” which stands for Midvale Nickel Steel, and the date “22” (1922) which is the date the bbl was manufactured. There are two other numbers present which do not correspond with any other known numbers. They are “178478” with a small “6” stamped over the second “7” in that number. The other number is “43920”. The receiver is mounted with a Jaeger adjustable trigger. This rifle is accompanied by a large volume of paperwork & correspondence dated “1925” and “1926” wherein the Winchester Repeating Arms Company has written a letter to someone quoting prices to build just such a rifle. A government form that also accompanies is a shipping ticket from Springfield Armory to Winchester dated Feb. 4, 1926 for a complete receiver & bolt assembly. A Winchester invoice dated 15 March 1926 is for a new “sniper’s” bbl with scope blocks, front sight & band, Lyman receiver sight with short slide, a hand made checkered pistol grip stock with Winchester recoil pad. It has the hand written instruction for the bolt to be left bright. Total cost from Winchester less discount was $130.56. Complete receiver assembly from Springfield Armory was $17.75. Unfortunately in years past, the names were removed from those documents. Additionally accompanying this rifle are copies of the only time Winchester ever advertised this rifle, which apparently appeared in the publication Arms and the Man in September 1922. There are copies of other Winchester ads showing Capt. Emerson with his rifle and another ad with the entire team at Camp Perry with Capt. Emerson holding his rifle. There is an orig photograph of this same shooting team with Capt. Emerson holding his Winchester rifle and a gentleman named W.H. Richard holding a Springfield match rifle with Winchester A5 scope. Also accompanying is a copy of a newspaper article from an unknown publications with a picture of Capt. Emerson sitting on what appears to be a Hercules Powder Box holding his Winchester rifle with a full writeup about Capt. Emerson’s shooting in the match and winning the Wimbledon Trophy. While this rifle could not have participated in any of the above mentioned matches as it had not yet been built, it certainly is one of a very small number ever built, possibly only three. There is no question of its authenticity. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Metal retains virtually all of its fine Winchester finish with the bbl nicely polished and blued by Winchester. Receiver retains a satin finish, also applied at Winchester. The stock is sound with a very few tiny handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig Winchester finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant siny bore. Scope is very fine, retaining 96-97% strong orig blue with some freckles of rust on bottom rear. Optics are fine. 4-31994 JR257 (10,000-15,000)

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(Additional Information) Please note that this is “star gauged”.

*RARE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1903 SPORTER. SN 1367108. Cal. 30-06. Late sporter with 24″ bbl dated “1-31” with standard Springfield front sight, no provision for a rear sight and usual receiver ring markings. Receiver is mounted with a Lyman 48S receiver sight and the bolt body & handle are polished bright. Mounted in a 1-pc, nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut half stock with a single grooved band that has a sling loop with a corresponding loop in the butt. It has checkered, semi-crescent steel buttplate. These rifles were manufactured & sold by the Springfield Armory primarily through the DCM (Division of Civilian Marksmanship operated by the National Rifle Association). Only about 4,679 of these rifles were ever made in period 1923-1938 with only 29 made after 1933. Reference The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its orig arsenal finish to both metal & wood with strong bright blue & fine oil finish wood. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32137 JR259 (5,000-7,000)

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387
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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “This is an orig trench gun and it is correct”.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 97 TRENCH GUN. SN 955022. Cal. 12 ga. Fine WWI trench gun with 21″ cylinder bore bbl and a sheet metal hand guard/bayonet lug with 4 rows of perforations. This was originally a take down model that was altered into a trench gun and was fitted with solid frame magazine cap. It has the Ordnance Corps flaming bomb on top of bbl by Winchester proof mark and a large “U.S.” and flaming bomb on left side of receiver. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with rnd ribbed forearm & semi-pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of stock has the “G.H.D.” cartouche in a rectangle and a small Ordnance Corps wheel. Stock & bayonet lug have sling loops. This appears to have been an Ordnance Corps conversion from an orig riot gun as the orig front bead on the bbl was filed flat on top but it does appear to be an authentic trench gun. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong orig factory finish to both metal & wood with only sharp edge wear and a few scratches on receiver and some minor rust freckles on handguard. Stock has a few minor handling & storage nicks & dings. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-31824 JR244 (4,000-6,000)

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388
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(Additional Information) Please Note: Consignor states that “Liberated by a US Marine from a POW camp in Tokyo. Gun was manufactured in 1925 and probably a Japanese contract purchase”. Please Also Note : The translation of the stock cartouche stamped in Japanese characters interprets, “Police Department Defense Weapon”.

*FN BROWNING RIOT GUN WITH JAPANESE MILITARY USE. SN 52685. Cal. 12 ga. Unusual Browning with 21″ plain cylinder bore bbl with orig Browning front bead on a pedestal. It has early FN receiver markings and the safety in the front of the trigger guard. Mounted with, nicely figured European walnut with checkered forearm & straight stock, 13-5/8″ over a thin pad. Left side of buttstock has a 1-7/8″ x 7/8″ rectangular cartouche filled with Japanese characters. It has narrow sling loops on stock & magazine cap. Consignor states that this shotgun was seized at an American POW camp from the Japanese guards when the U.S. occupation forces first landed in Japan. CONDITION: Good. Retains about all of an arsenal style restored finish with fine etching and pin-prick pitting and a couple of dings on bbl & receiver. Forearm has a couple of hairlines, otherwise wood is sound showing heavy wear with light nicks & dings and a couple of gouges in forearm. Mechanics are fine, moderately pitted bore. 4-31837 JR243 (3,000-5,000)

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411
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(Correction) Please Note: The asterisk (*) is missing from this description, indicating that this is a modern firearm. FFL must be filled out with this gun as with all modern firearms.

STOEGER DWM 1920 AMERICAN EAGLE COMMERCIAL LUGER. SN 7812t. Cal. 30. 3-3/4″ bbl. Spread wing American eagle over chamber. Right side of receiver is marked “A.F. STOEGER INC / NEW YORK”. Front sight is not factory. The checkered walnut grips are unnumbered and appear to have been fitted later. CONDITION: About 97% blue and straw. Grip screws have been fire blued to restore them to new. Original wood bottom “Germany” marked magazine is very good. Mechanics are fine, bore is bright and sharp. 4-33159 BS32 (3,000-4,000)

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436
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(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read: (3,500-4,500)

*RARE MODEL 1908 DWM BULGARIAN SECOND CONTRACT LUGER. SN 68C. Cal. 9 mm. Blue finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetail front sight and the “DWM” scroll over chamber area and the Bulgarian crest on toggle link. The extractor & safety are in Cyrillic writing and it is fitted with full checkered walnut grips with a bright body, wood base magazine that has the number “1836”. This pistol is from the second contract of 5,000 pieces as denoted by the “C” below the serial number. CONDITION: About good. Overall retains 60-70% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, slightly dulled elsewhere with gray front & back straps and side panel on frame. Grips show heavy wear with holster area in a few places. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves with fine pitting. 4-32220 JR239 (3,000-5,000)

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457
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(Additional Information) Please Note : Consignor states that “This gun was bought directly by me from the vet who was a Sergeant in the 26th Yankee Division and carried it through WWII”.

*SCARCE UNION SWITCH AND SIGNAL MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1085123. Cal. 45 ACP. Standard 1911A1 with 5″ bbl, rough Dulite finish and full checkered brown plastic grips with donuts. This is one of only about 55,000 of these pistols made in 1943 by this company and the only contract they were ever awarded. It has High Standard bbl with an “L” code all blue magazine. Accompanied by a Kraft-colored cardboard box. CONDITION: Fine. Has been carried & fired retaining 75-80% orig finish with chemical spotting on slide and front end of frame. It has a little muzzle & sharp edge wear with some slight thinning to front strap. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Good grips. 4-31820 (2,500-3,500)

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464
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(Additional Information) Please note that this item is accompanied by its owner’s manual.

*HAMMERLI MODEL 152 INTERNATIONAL MATCH ELECTRONIC SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. SN 152-10797. Cal. 22 LR. Wonderful match pistol with 11-1/2″ rnd bbl, tall partridge front sight with interchangeable blade and fully adjustable pedestal mounted rear sight. Bbl is free floating from the minimal frame with an extended forearm that has the electronic switch and red & green lights. It has a large, oversized trigger guard and a fully adjustable International Match grip. The action is martini falling block style and is actuated by raising the lever on left side of the receiver. Bottom of grip has a metal cover which conceals a 9-volt battery. Accompanied by its orig foam lined black composite carrying case compartmented for the pistol and a set of tools. There is a small plastic parts box with spare sight parts. Also accompanied by its orig factory target that shows ten shots from 50 meters with about a 5/8″ spread. CONDITION: Extremely fine, has been fired but very little. Retains virtually all of its orig matte factory finish. Grip & forearm are fine and retain most of their orig factory varnish. Case is fine. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31783 JR242 (1,250-1,750)

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525
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(Correction) Please Note: The close up image on black is correct, however the full-length image is not of this lot (it is actually for lot 512). The description is correct for this lot.

*L.C. SMITH SYRACUSE QUALITY 2 HAMMERLESS SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 19701. Cal. 10ga. 32″ Damascus steel bbls, concave checkered rib with sgl ivory sighting bead, 2-7/8″ chambers with choked bore, dbl trigger and extractors. The number 2 quality gun is engraved in similar style to the later grade 1, which is just a simple border line and a small, tight foliate arabesque scroll in the center of each plate. Mounted with straight grain English walnut with black tip checkered fore end and checkered semi-pistol grip, 14-1/8″ over hard rubber buttplate marked “The L.C. Smith Trap Gun.” Bore diameter: left – .790, right -.790. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.030. Wall thickness: left -N/A, right -N/A. Drop at heel: 3-1/4″, drop at comb: 2″. Weight:10lbs. 7oz. CONDITION: Good to Very Good. Bbls are silver but showing good Damascus pattern with a few areas of some darker discoloration. Receiver is mostly a silver patina with some spotty dark areas. Stock is sound with a few hairline cracks and minor chips off of each lockplate and an old repaired crack off of right lockplate coming back to rear of top tang. Usual nicks, dings, and bruises and slightly flat checkering with an overall hand-worn patina finish. Mechanics are good, bbls carry usual light to moderate pitting. 4-33672 BDT67 (1,500-2,500)

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553
Revised: 3/17/2008

(Additional Information) Please note that this is a “live bird” gun with factory 2-3/4” chambers and choked Imp Mod/Mod. Consignor states Damascus bbls have been professionally re-browned and retain most of their delicate Damascus pattern. Records also confirm Silvers pad as ordered from factory.

VERY RARE PARKER BH GRADE DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 83855. Cal. 12ga. Wonderful Parker built on a No.2 frame with 30″ Damascus steel bbls, choked IMP-CYL/CYL with matted concave tapered rib, single bead, dolls-head rib extension, extractor and double triggers. The receiver is beautifully Gough engraved with extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns and a wide chain border. The left side has the vignette of two pointers on point, the right side two setters on point, and the floorplate with a running stag and hind. The trigger bow also has a running stag. The fences have a single raised rib around the back radius and are engraved with a flying duck on the left side and a partridge on the right side. It is mounted with very highly figured streaky marblecaked French or Carcassian walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised, checkered, fleur-du-lis side panels 14-1/4″ over a smooth solid red pad. Bottom of stock has a gold initial oval engraved with “C. S. B.” This shotgun will letter as found. Accompanied by a Parker records letter fully identifying this shotgun as having been ordered January 22, 1896 and shipped to Fred Gilbert of Spirit Lake, IA. The letter futher states that on April 17, 1896 it was sold to Parker salesman S. A. Tucker of Joplin, MO, and on March 9, 1897 was sent to the New York Exposition. On December 21, 1900 it was sent to Bassett and Reeves of New Haven, CT, on loan to Browny Robinson. And finally, on August 24, 1905 it was sent to the Parker Company’s New York office on loan to a Mr. Grerning and it’s price was listed at $200. Also accompanying is a copy of a five-page article which appeared in the January/February 2007 Shooting Sportsman Magazine by David Trevallion and J. E. Fender. This article goes into great detail about Mr. Gilbert’s life and how he became a Parker factory shooter. Mr. Parker was born in Spirit Lake, IA in 1865. Apparently, as a young lad, he hunted game for the table and market and continued into his early life until about age 30 when his prowess with the shotgun came to the attention of one of the world’s best known exhibition shooters, Tom Marshall, who apparently arranged an invitation for Mr. Gilbert to enter the 1895 World’s Pigeon Shooting Championship in Baltimore. Mr. Gilbert, beyond the occasional bit of market hunting saw no commercial end to his shooting skills, and, apparently, reluctantly entered this prestigious shooting event. In that day live pigeon shooting was the rage of the age, and champion shooters were treated like royalty similar to sports celebrities today. They traveled in private rail coaches with their own chefs and were sponsored by the various shotgun manufacturers as well as private individuals. If they were sufficiently skillful, they earned thousands of dollars annually and in some cases in single shoots. Mr. Gilbert entered this prestigious championship in the company of Tom Marshall, who was the salesman for the DuPont Powder Company which sponsored the event along with Capt. Adam Bogardus, J.A.R. Elliot, Annie Oakley, and other champions of the day. When the smoke had finally cleared on that fateful day, Mr. Gilbert had won the DuPont trophy with 25 straight kills after which he triumphed in a lengthy shoot-off to become Pigeon Shooting Champion of the World. Shortly after that he was employed by DuPont and the Parker Gun Company as their exhibition shooter. Apparently, Parker lost no time in making this shotgun for him but as the record shows he was unable to retain it for long. Mr. Gilbert went on to win every major and minor shotgun shooting championship in America and a lot of Europe, except for for the cast-iron metal which was the pinnacle of the trap-shooting world. He was never able to best J.A.R. Elliot who successfully defended it five times until it was retired in 1902. Mr. Gilbert defeated Elliot in a number of other shoots and even in a challenge shoot, but it, reportedly, rankled him that he was never able to win the cast-iron medal. Mr. Gilbert died on August 8, 1927 shortly after attending a trap-shooting event at his home club in Spirit Lake, IA. Throughout his career, he remained humble and was highly respected and loved by all he met, particularly Annie Oakley. Also accompanying is a five page article titled “The Wizzard of Spirit Lake” from an unknown publication which details much of Mr. Gilbert’s life and includes copies of published articles and a copy of a letter from Annie Oakley to Mr. Gilbert’s daughter. This beautiful shotgun is a living testament to the skill and workmanship of the Parker craftsmen who created a thing of beauty which will remain a testimonial not only to their skill but to the memory of an era that has past, never to be revisited. Specifications: Drop at the comb: 1-1/2″. Drop at the heel: 2-1/4″. Wall thickness: left .026, right .023. Bore diameter: left .752, right .752. Bore restrictions: left .028, right .018. Weight: 7 lbs, 8.0 oz. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. The bbls retain most of their beautiful delicate original brown Damascus pattern slightly thinned over the forearm area with a couple small spots of pitting near the muzzle on the right bbl. The receiver retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance a silver-gray patina. There is a small splinter missing from the forearm, otherwise, the wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores. 4-31989 JR263 (17,500-25,000)

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576A
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Gun 1 measurements currently read: “Drop at heel: 2″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. These are incorrect. Measurements should read: “Drop at heel: 2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-9/16”. LOP 15-3/8””. Gun 2 measurements currently read: “Drop at heel: 2″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. These are incorrect. Measurements should read: “Drop at heel: 2-7/16””. Drop at comb: 1-9/16″. LOP 15-3/8””.

*FABULOUS MATCHED PAIR OF PINLESS SIDELOCK PREMIERE MODEL E.J. CHURCHILL SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUNS. SN 23695 & 23696. Cal. 12 gauge. This fine pair of guns have 28″ bbls with tapered matted rib, single gold sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, ejectors, and single triggers. Ribs are marked, “1 & 2″ in gold in chamber area. There is 1-1/2” of fine arabesque scroll engraving wedges over chamber area. Bbls are engraved on right, “Churchill (Gun Makers) LTD.” with left engraved, “7, Bury Street, St. James’s, London, England.” Bbl flats are profusely marked with, “.729 Nitro proofing. 12 gauge. 2-3/4″. 3-1/4 tons” The pinless sidelock receivers are profusely and completely engraved with beautiful foliate arabesque scroll, and shaded backgrounds with a ribbon and “Churchill” on each side plate. Bottom of receivers in a blank oval are engraved, “Premiere Finest Quality Model.” Top levers have engraved gold inlaid, “1” & “2” and, “SAFE” is also inlaid in gold. Mounted in colorful streaky straight grain walnut with checkered splinter forend, engraved metal tip with gold “1” & “2”, push button release, checkered straight grip stock with dropper point, 15-1/2″ over leather covered pads. There is, “VFTjr” inlaid in toeline. Gun 1: Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.011, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz. Gun 2: Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2″. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz. Both guns housed in a leather 2-gun case with maroon lining, accessories, and makers label. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Both guns are basically in equal condition with 98-99% orig bbl blue, 98-99% orig case coloring on receivers with solid stocks, with just a few minor handling marks, a little more on gun number 2, with a fine hand rubbed oil finish and sharp checkering. There is a little wear to the leather covering of the recoil pads with gun number 2 having a bit more than 1. 4-32132 BDT203 (25,000-35,000)

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578
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please note: This item accompanied by factory documents confirming refurbishment and upgrades completed 1983. Consignor states that the guns remain unfired since the completion of this work.

*CASED PAIR PURDEY HAMMERLESS SELF OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUNS. SN 13372, 13373. Cal. 12 ga. Both guns have 30″ chopper lump bbls with hidden third fastener and concave game rib. The bbls are marked on the top of the rib” 1″ and “2” respectively and ” J. Purdey & Sons Audley House. South Audley Street . London.” ” Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel.” BBls show a London re-proof for 2-3/4″ chambers and are proofed at .729 for all bbls. The action has beautifully executed double fleur-de-lis fences and extremely fine house style rose and scroll engraving, probably executed by noted Purdey engraver J. Lucas. The lockplates are marked “J. Purdey & Sons” and the bottom of the action is marked “Purdey’s Patent”. The top lever is marked “Patent”. Shotguns features dbl triggers and automatic safeties. The triggerguards show about 60% English scroll with SNs “13372” & “13373” engraved. The guns have nicely matched and well figured and streaked straight grip European walnut buttstocks measuring 14-5/8″ over a thin Silvers-type pad on gun #1 and 14-1/2″ over a 1/2″ wood spacer and checkered horn buttplate on gun #2. Both guns measure 13-7/8″ to the end of the orig wood. There are silver ovals on the bottom of the buttstocks marked with the initials “JCM”. These initials also appear on the case. Splinter forends have Anson release. Guns have finely executed checkering in typical Purdey style. The factory letter indicates that the guns were restocked in 1949 to a LOP of 14-7/8″. Butt treatment is not specified. The guns are accompanied by their oak and leather case with brass corners and medallion on the top. Accessories include two pair of correct period snap caps, one oil bottle, new pull-through cleaning kit, set of two unmarked horn-handled turn screws, broken cartridge extractor, and horn-handled striker bushing wrench, and cleaning equipment including 2-pc rosewood cleaning rod and usual brushes, mops, jags, etc. Case also has its orig key. Gun 1) Bore diameter: left -.736, right -.736. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.8. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.026. Drop at heel:1-5/8″, drop at comb:1-3/8″. Weight:6lbs 8.5oz. Gun 2)Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.007, right -.0. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.026. Drop at heel:1-3/4″ , drop at comb:1-3/8″. Weight:6lbs 9oz. CONDITION: Fine as refinished. Bbls of both guns are tight and on face and ejectors are in time; levers close slightly left of center. Both bbls show about 98% of a re-black, with a very small abrasion on left hand side about 1/2″ in front of breech face on gun #1. Bbl engraving is light, but readable. Bores are bright and shiny. Actions are finished bright with forging striations visible on the bottom of gun #1. Screws and safety levers show most of their new fire blue. Safety buttons show some wear at rear. The forend of gun #1 shows approx. 1″ crack, professionally repaired at right side at forend screw. The triggerguards show worn engraving and about 10% of an old re-black. Stocks have most of an old, hand-rubbed, oil finish, with a little oil added to gun#2, and have a few nicks and dents from use. 4-31919 MGM1 (30,000-50,000)

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587A
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Superb quality, restored finish. The engraving and lettering is still sharp.

*WONDERFUL DAINTY E.J. CHURCHILL BOX LOCKED SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 5997. Cal. .410. 25″ matted tapered rib with single silver sighting bead. 3″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, ejectors, and double triggers. Right bbl engraved, “E.J. Churchill (Gun Makers) Ltd.” and left bbl engraved, “Orange St. Gun Works. Leicester Square, London.” Bbl flats marked with multiple proof marks; 3″ nitro proof 9/16″. The dainty box locked receiver has minimal scroll border engraving with, “E.J. Churchill” on each side, and its traditional case colored body with blue floor plate, trigger guard, top lever, and safety. Mounted in straight grain walnut with checkered splinter forend with push button release, and checkered straight grip stock, 14-5/8″ over smooth finished butt. Bore dimensions: N/A. Drop at heel: 1-3/8″. Drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain most of their fine factory blue with just a few light handling marks. Receiver has nearly all of it’s case colors and blue across floor plate. Trigger guard is showing moderate wear with blue to brown/patina finish on long tang area. Stocks are sound with only minimal light marks, and retain most of their fine open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with a minor sliver of wood off of left side. 4-32133 BDT199 (4,000-6,000)

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589
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please note: Consignor states that this gun was engraved by the famous Mme Lyson Corombelle.

*FRANCOTTE FULL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN. SN 90648. Cal. 12ga. 27-7/8″ chopper lump bbls with file-cut concave high rib, marked “AUG. FRANCOTTE BREVETE LIEGE” on right bbl and “FAIT POUR MAYOR DE GENEVE” on left bbl. 2-3/4″ chambers with hidden third fastener. Bottom of bbls marked “ASCIER NICKEL 1/2 BLOCS.” Sidelock action is 90% engraved with shaded open scroll and locks are marked “AUG. FRANCOTTE” and bottom of action is marked “AUG. FRANCOTTE LIEGE.” The trigger guard is 60% engraved with open scroll. Gun has dbl triggers with front trigger articulated, are non-automatic safety with “safe” inlaid in gold. The lightly streaked European walnut stock measures 14-3/8″ over Mershon white line pad. The forend has Anson release and is nicely checkered with flat top checkering. Bore diameter: right -.726, left -.726. Bore restrictions: right -.020, left -.036. Wall thickness: right -.024, left -.025. Drop at comb: 1-1/4″, drop at heel: 2″. Weight:6lbs 15oz. CONDITION: Bores are bright and shiny. Action is tight and on face. Ejectors are in time. Bbls retain 95% plus orig blue. Action shows 95% plus of its orig case color with the slight silvering on action beads and around the breeches. Trigger guard, top lever, and forend iron show all their orig blue. Buttstock shows all of its oil finish and checkering appears to have been recut. Trigger guard screw is slightly raised. Forend shows all its orig varnish and flat top checkering. 4-31918 MGM13 (12,500-25,000)

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590
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please note: Consignor states that this gun was engraved by well known engraver H.Wery and manufactured in 1964.

*AUGUST LEBEAU SIDE-BY-SIDE 12 BORE SHOTGUN. SN 27910. 29-1/8″ chopper lump bbls marked “AUG. LEBEAU-COURALLY ARMES DE GRAND LUX A LIEGE.” 2-3/4″ chambers marked on bottom “ASIER COMPRIME.” The coin-finished sidelock Holland-style action with hidden third fastener shows high-relief leaf engraving of the fences and floral engraving of the locks and action with a scroll background. Bottom of action has two more areas of high-relief laurel leaves. Action is also marked “LEBEAU-COURALLY LIEGE” on lockplates and bottom of action in ribands. The action has Holland & Holland deattachable-type sidelocks, dbl triggers with articulated front trigger, and non-automatic safety with “S” inlaid in gold. The streaky European walnut straight grip stock has a LOP of 14-1/2″ over Mershon white line pad. The forend has an Anson-style release and flat top checkering. Bore diameter: right -.733, left -.733. Bore restrictions: right -.028, left -.037. Wall thickness: right -.028, left -.027. Drop at comb: 1-1/8″, drop at heel: 2″. Weight:7lbs 7oz. CONDITION: Action is tight and on face. Top lever is slightly right of center. Ejectors are in time. Bores are bright and shiny with very slight, shallow dent 9-1/2″ from muzzle on left bbl. Bbls show about 95% plus of new reblack with a couple of small handling marks. Top rib matting shows smoothing from polishing and an area about 1″ long, 4″ from the breech with pitting under the finish. The action shows almost 95% plus of orig coin finish with a little wear showing on beads of action. 60% of gold wash is present on tumbler ends. Buttstock shows most of professional refinish with checkering recut. Forend shows 90% of orig varnish with an area of about 1 square inch around left side of forend near the iron where varnish is lifted. Flat top checkering has not been recut. Trigger guard screw shows that some use. 4-31925 MGM11 (15,000-30,000)

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599
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Full length view of gun with gold inlays is correct and all of the close ups are correct, however the top photo together with the spare bbls sans gold inlays is not a Sauer and has nothing to do with this lot, it is an image of lot 570 which is a Parker Reproduction DHE Cased Two Bbl Set. The gun is as described and correct, there is only that one photo that is incorrect.

*EXQUISITE J.P. SAUER BOXLOCK EJECTOR DBL BBL SHOTGUN. SN 175766. Cal. 12ga. High grade, pre-war game gun with 30” Krupp bbls, choked MOD/FULL, raised tapered and matted concave game rib with third bite extension for a Greener style cross bolt. Mounted in highly figured walnut with finely checkered splinter forend with horn tip, checkered pistol grip stock with engraved steel cap. Provisions for “Bretelle Automatique” sling system mounted in butt with a receiving stud on bbls. Gun has cocking indicators, dbl triggers and engraved side safety in the left stock cheek. The side-clipped and scalloped receiver is exquisitely engraved in full coverage vine and open scroll work on a black matted background with gold encrusted game scene vignettes of two flying ducks on left side, two hares on the right side and a deer with two fawns on the floorplate. Triggerguard is similarly adorned with a gold encrusted bird of prey dispatching a hare. The makers name is engraved in a flowing banner on each side of the receiver. 14-3/8” over a leather covered pad. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”. Drop at comb: 1-9/16”. Bore dimensions: left – .718”, right – .724”. Choke restrictions: left – .015”, right – .035”. Bbl wall thickness: left – .026”, right – .032”. Weight: 7lbs 1.6oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 95% bright blue with some thinning at muzzles and along the forend with scattered pinprick pitting overall. Receiver, forend metal and trigger bow are all a pleasing, smooth gray. There is some discoloration of the receiver edges and triggers from stock wax. Grip cap shows some thinning of blue on edges and highpoints. Wood is sound, retaining virtually all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Sling system is fully functional, leather is sound but dry. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-32697 (6,500-9,500)

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622
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) (1) Title should read: *SELDOM SEEN CASED B2 GRADE BROWNING SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN.(2) Descriptions states the engraving includes “3 turkeys”. Description should read that the engraving includes “3 capercaillie”.

*SELDOM SEEN CASED B5 GRADE BROWNING SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. SN 22765S70. Cal. 12 ga., 28″ bbls with matted vent rib with white Bradley front sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber marked FULL/MOD. with ejectors and single gold trigger. The B5 engraving by “Kowalski” are of a meadow scene with 4 pheasants, 1 in flight on left side, 2 quail in flight on bottom, and 3 turkeys, 1 in gobbling pose on right side. Balance of receiver, an appended metal, are done in a fine foliate arabesque scroll. Mounted with fancy streaky walnut, checkered fluted beavertail forearm and checkered round knob, long tang stock, 14-1/4″ to Browning hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: top -.722 , bottom -.722. Bore restrictions: top -.033, bottom -.015. Wall thickness: top -.038, bottom -.037. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7lbs 8oz. Housed in a light brown takedown case, latches are marked, “F.N. & Browning” with sheep skin, and green felt interior. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% orig blue with only the faintest of light handling marks. Receiver is bright and clean and retains all of its lacquer coating with some minor spider webbing on trigger guard in grip area. Wood is solid with virtually all of its orig finish and a couple of light handling marks on the buttstock and a tiny hairline crack center right side rear of forend. Case is in excellent condition with minor oil staining on sheep skin lining. 4-31924 BDT98 (4,500-6,000)

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637
Revised: 3/17/2008

(Additional Information) Please note:: Consignor states that this gun was engraved by well known engraver H. Wery and manufactured in 1959.

*LOVELY LEBEAU COURALLY OVER/UNDER PIGEON GUN. SN 17160. Cal. 12ga. 28-1/2″ bbls have a file cut ventilated rib and are marked “AUG. LEBEAU-COURALLY FABT AU LIEGE” and have nicely executed scroll engraving on ejector bolsters. The case-hardened, beautifully scalloped action has 100% coverage of shaded openwork scroll and beaded border engraving. The gun has full, back-action sidelocks, a sgl non-selective trigger, non-automatic safety, and automatic ejectors. Relatively plain European walnut pistol grip stock with LOP of14-3/4″ over a Mershon white line pad and has about 28 line per inch checkering and horn grip cap. The forend has a Deeley forend release, horn tip, and an inlaid gold crest marked “Standard Pigeon Gun” “trademark”. Bore diameter: top -.726, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.037, bottom -.027. Wall thickness: top -.033, bottom -.031. Drop at comb: 1-1/4″, drop at heel: 2-2/8″. Weight:7lbs. 7.5oz. CONDITION: Action is very tight but slightly off face (light visible) and top lever is slightly right of center. Mechanical trigger works very well and the ejectors are in time. Bbls show 95% orig blue with a couple of abrasions on left side. Action shows 95% case color, thinning a bit at front of locks and on action beads. Tumbler ends show most of their gold wash. Trigger guard, top lever, and forend iron show most of their bright charcoal blue finish. Screw heads look good. Trigger guard screw has slight bur. Stocks show most of their varnish finish with very few handling nicks and dings, the buttstock checkering appears to have been recut. Bores are bright and shiny with a minor striation at breech end of top bbl. 4-31921 MGM10 (15,000-30,000)

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643
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Small wood repair in bottom of fore end.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED VENT RIB WINCHESTER MAGNUM MODEL 12 PUMP SHOTGUN. SN 1592584. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Bbl, donut post vent rib with dual silver sighting beads. 3″ chambers and FULL choke. Receiver is engraved in style 12-5 pattern. Mounted with fancy deluxe checkered pistol grip stock with cheek piece and elaborate carving with game motif by Bishop for the Winchester Factory. It should be noted that this firearm was sold in the July, 1992 Butterfield & Butterfield Auction as lot 1634 and noted as being owned by Peter Alcock, President and CEO of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company accompanied with U.S. Repeating Arms letter dated April 5, 1990. Identifying this gun as one of the last pre-1964 vintage factory engraved shotguns to leave the New Haven Plant. The engraving was accomplished in Winchesters Custom Shop prior to 1964 and the gun remained in a factory storage vault until 1989 when it was acquired by G. L. Alcock Jr., CEO of U.S. Repeating Arms Company and signed “C.W. Hummel Director Product Service Department”. Bore diameter: .729 . Bore restrictions: .035. Wall thickness: .060 Drop at heel:2-1/2″. Drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight:8 lbs 13oz. CONDITION: Extremely Fine. Bbl retains 98-99% original factory blue with just a few light marks in the usual model 12 rubbing from the forend. The fine game scene receiver has nearly all of it’s factory blue with just a couple of rubbed marks from the forend. Stocks are solid with just a few very minor handling marks and retain nearly all of their orig. finish. 4-32111 BDT140 (8,000-10,000)

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1004
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*CASED DANIEL FRASER SIDE LEVER SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK TAKEDOWN (VELOX) .303 RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE. SN 2251. Cal. .303 British. This very fine rifle has a 26″ full file cut ribbed bbl, with dovetailed in front sight, which has a flip-up night sight and hood. The rear sight has one standing, and two folding leaves(graduated for 300 yards.) Original scope mounts are also dovetailed into the rib. The bbl is marked “Danl. Fraser & Co. Gun & Rifle Manufacturers. 4 Leith St. Terrace Edinburgh.” and has scroll engraving in front of the address, and in two areas near the rear scope base. The action shows 90% coverage of extremely well executed English shaded scroll engraving, with Celtic borders. The opening lever is also scroll engraved to match the action, and has a detent lock in the thumb piece. The action internals are gold plated. Top tang has “safe” inlaid into a gold rectangle with automatic safety, and a red enamel dot to indicate when safety is in fire position. The action is marked on the top, “Frasers Patent No. 278.” (patent use number) Trigger guard is engraved the serial number 2251. Nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 14-1/2″ over coarsely checkered horn butt plate. Stock has a sling eye, a gold shield with the initials G.L.A.Y, and a horn grip cap. The forend has a Deeley type takedown lever, and horn “Alexander Henry” type tip. The Davidson patent telescope is marked, “Danl. Fraser & Co. Gun & Rifle Manufacturers. 4 Leith St.” is also marked “Sole Patentees & Manufacturers.” Rear scope ring is marked with the serial number 2251 inside dovetail. Leather case has brass corners, and a newly applied brass plate on top. The interior has a Daniel Fraser label, another label with directions for use of the Fraser patent telescopic sight, and a label describing Fraser Velux .303 rifle, with instructions for mounting the bbl, cleaning etc. The case contains a round pewter oil bottle. This rifle is described and pictured on pg. 236 of Jonathon Kirton’s book “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865” It is interesting to note that there were fewer than 410 Fraser single shot rifles ever made. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% of a quality over a few scattered nicks and dents. Action retains 80-90% of it’s orig case colors with most loss on the bottom side of the action, and behind the breech block. Takedown lever, safety, and trigger retain about 40-50% of their fire blue. Foreplate and trigger guard retain about 30% of their charcoal blue in protected areas. Butt stock and forend have been nicely refinished in a hand rubbed oil finish, and have a few slight nicks and scratches from handling. Bore shows strong rifling with some cordite erosion in the throat, and is a bit dark in the grooves. Telescope retains 90% of it’s orig blue, and optics are hazy and just need cleaning. Leather on case is dark, but in good condition. Interior cloth and all petitions are all original, but labels are a bit wrinkled and tattered. 4-33688 MGM31 (7,000-10,000)

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1005
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*DANIEL FRASER SINGLE SHOT SIDE LEVER DROPPING BLOCK TAKEDOWN SPORTING RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 2158. Cal. .500-450 3-1/4″ BPE. This lovely rifle has a 28″ round bbl with full length file cut rib. Front sight is dovetailed in and has a flip-up night sight. Rear sight has one standing, and one folding leaf and is dovetailed through the rib. The sight has an ivory triangle inset and is marked for 100 and 200 yards. Top of bbl is marked “Danl. Fraser & Co. Leith St. Terrace. Edinburgh.” Bottom of bbl is marked with serial number “2158”, British provisional and definitive proofs, and “450EX.” The case colored action is engraved in extremely high quality English shaded scroll with Celtic borders. Top of action is marked “Frasers Patent No. 268” which is the patent use number. Trigger guard is marked with SN “2158.” Top tang has “safe” inlaid in a gold rectangle and automatic safety. There is a red enamel dot to indicate when rifle is in fire position. Internal parts are gold washed, and takedown lever is fire blued. The nicely figured pistol grip butt stock measures 14-3/4″ over a silvers type pad with hard rubber coarsely checkered facing which is orig to the gun. Stock features an engraved sling eye, vacant gold shield, finely detailed cheek piece (for right hand shooter), and horn grip cap. The forend has a Deeley type latch, horn forend tip, and is nicely checkered in point pattern. This is a very fine rifle being one of only approx 410 Fraser single shot rifles that were ever made. Rifle comes in it’s orig canvas leather trimmed case with Daniel Fraser label, and green cloth interior. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% of it’s orig blue with silvering at muzzle, and in front of forend. Bore is extremely fine, bright, and shiny. Action retains 95% of it’s orig case colors with loss only on high edges and opening lever. Takedown lever, trigger, and safety button have 75% of their orig fire blue. Floor plate and trigger guard retain 40-50% of their charcoal blue strong in protected areas. Stocks retain their orig oil finish, but have numerous nicks and dents from use. Checkering has some slight wear. Case is in fair condition with lid detached, and some breakage of the covering. Internal partitions are in good condition, as are the straps, and replaced handle. 4-33684 MGM30 (8,000-12,000)

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1009
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS M1881 SPORTING RIFLE WITH SCOPE. Cal. 303 British. This lovely rifle has a 28″ full checkered rib bbl with silver front sight mounted at tranverse dovetail with sight hood, a sling eye, and a one standing two folding express rear sight dovetailed laterally through the rib. Its graduated for 100, 200, and 300 yards and has fine platinum lines. A two power Redfield scope is mounted in modern mounts and screwed to the rib. The rifle is marked “Westley Richards & Co., London” in an un-checkered stripe on the rib. The left side of the bbl is stamped “For W. R. 303 Special Cartridge”. “37 GRS Rifleite”. There are some British proof marks. The serial number “16623” is stamped in front of the action. The charcoal blued receiver has no engraving and is marked on the left side with the Westley Richards triangle and then stamped “Westley Richards & Co., London”. The breech block is case colored, and the opening lever has a checkered thumb piece. There is a sliding safety on the right side in front of the trigger. The straight-grained European walnut semi-pistol grip butt stock measures 14-5/8″ over a steel trap buttplate. The bottom of the stock has a sling eye and vacant silver oval. The forend has a horn tip, and is fastened to the bbl with a side nail through oval steel escutions. Checkering is in a point pattern with mullered borders. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 50-60% of its blue turning brown. The rib has four holes drilled in it for attaching scope mounts. The action retains 80-85% of its charcoal blue. The trigger guard retains about 40%. There are traces of case color on the breech block. The stocks retain 90% of its original oil finish a bit thin in the grip, with a few small nicks and dings. The checkering is slightly worn, and a bit dirty. The bore is straight and bright with some throat erosion. 4-33694 MGM43 (4,500-6,000)

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1010
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESLEY RICHARDS 1881 PATENT DROPPING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. .450 #1 Express. This unusual rifle has a 28-1/2″ tapered round bbl with Nock form. The silver beaded front sight is transversely dovetailed through a block. A sling eye is affixed to the bottom of the bbl. The two folding leaf rear sight is laterally dovetailed through a block. The bbl is engraved on the left side “For Wesley Richards No. 1 Express Cartridge .450”. There are British black powder proofs, and the serial number “1756” to the left of the Nock form. The opening lever has a checkered thumb piece and there is a sliding safety in front of the trigger. The charcoal blued side-lever action is un-engraved except for “Deeley-Edge Patent” on the right side under the opening lever, and “Wesley Richards & Co. 178 New Bond Street, London” in three lines on the left. The top of the action has a triangular Westley Richards logo. The top tang has a Lyman sight. The dense European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over a steel trap butt plate. The stock has a sling eye and a vacant silver oval. The forend has a fluted horn tip and is attached to the bbl with a side nail through oval German silver escutions. The checkering is in a point pattern with mullered borders. This rifle is pictured in Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifle, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 137. Winfer estimates that somewhere between 200 and 400 of these actions were produced. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 70% of its original blue finish turning to brown. The action retains 60-70% of its charcoal blue, silvered on high edges with some loss due to flaking. The trigger guard retains 30% of its blue. The stocks retain most of their original oil finish with numerous handling marks, and small scratches. The checkering is slightly worn especially under forearm. The Metford Rifled bore is bright and shiny, but a bit frosty toward the breech. 4-33685 MGM42 (4,000-7,000)

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1011
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*VERY EARLY GEORGE GIBBS FARQUHARSON; PATENT USE NO. 3, SINGLE SHOT, DROPPING BLOCK, SPORTING RIFLE. SN 1618. Cal. Gibbs .461 No. 1 sporting. This beautifully filed handmade rifle has a 30-1/4″ round bbl with Nock form. Platinum tipped front sight is set into a block on the bbl. One standing and one folding rear sight has a ladder which extends to 600 yards, and is dovetailed into a rounded block. A sling eye is present. Top of the bbl is marked, “487. George Gibbs, 29 Corn Street, Bristol.” It is also marked, “Metfords Patent” on the Nock form. Action shows very nicely filed filets at the top of the action, and a unique cocking/opening lever similar to that shown in Farquharson’s orig patent specification. (ref to pg. 22 of Wal Winfer’s British Single Shot Rifles Volume 2.) Right side of the action has a percussion style cocking hammer, and blocking safety arm which is found on other very early actions. Dense European walnut stock measures 14-5/16″ over a striated horn butt plate. Bottom of stock has a vacant silver oval, sling eye, and a plain horn grip cap. Forend is attached with a key and has a horn tip. Checkering on both butt stock and forend is fairly coarse and point pattern. This is the earliest known example of a rifle of this famous patent that has continued to be used and evolved through many generations. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 10-20% of it’s orig blue mostly turning brown. Action retains traces of case color in protected areas and is mostly a gray-brown. Stocks have most of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous nicks and dings from use. Checkering is orig and slightly worn. Bore is fine, bright, and shiny with deep rifling, but a bit frosty at the breech. 4-33683 MGM35 (6,000-10,000)

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1012
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*VERY EARLY AND IMPORTANT ALEXANDER HENRY BAR LOCK, DROPPING BLOCK, SGL SHOT RIFLE. SN 1606. Cal. 450 3-1/4 BPE. This very early and interesting high quality rifle has a 29-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with front sight dovetailed into a block, rear military style flip-up ladder sight mounted toward rear. Bbl is marked on top “ALEXR. HENRY 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREW ST. EDINBURGH PATENT Nos. 1013 AND 37.” (The “1013” refers to the patent use number for the Alexander Henry style rifling and the “37” is the use number for the action. The total production SN is 1606.) The action is engraved with well-executed English scroll with leaf border. The lockplate has 70% coverage of extremely well-executed scroll and has “ALEXR HENRY” engraved in a riband. The engraving on the hammer matches the lockplate and the striking area is engraved with a “dolphin” head. There is a sliding bolt safety that engages the hammer at half-cock. The top of the action is marked “PATENT NO 37.” The extractor system is the very early Henry’s 1869 patent extractor, as illustrated on p.72 of Volume 1 “British Single Shot Rifles” by Wal Winfer. The beautifully figured Circassian walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over steel trap buttplate which has some engraving on the trap. Forend has a horn tip and is attached with a side nail key and has wraparound checkering. Buttstock is checkered in a standard point pattern. This particular rifle is listed in Jonathan Kirton’s book, “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle” on p.46. and is one of only a handful of this type action known. This is more extensively engraved than any example shown in any reference. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl retains 40% of its orig blue, mostly turned brown, with areas of pitting on right side toward muzzle. Action has traces of case color in protected areas and is mostly gray. The lockplate retains 50-60% faded case color. Stocks are refinished with 95% of French polish finish. Checkering has been recut and diamonds are sharp. Bore is very good and slightly frosty. 4-33691 MGM39 (7,000-10,000)

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1013
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*GIBBS SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 15548. Cal. .461 No.1 Gibbs. This great rifle has a 34″ round bbl, marked on top “Metford 1618. George Gibbs. Corn Street. Bristol.” and British photos for 48 bore. Bbl has spirit level Vernier front sight with interchangeable disk mounted on a square block. The action has 90% coverage of high quality scroll engraving with bouquet on right side. The left side has a lozenge shaped area marked, “George Gibbs Bristol” in place of the bouquet. The top of the action is engraved, “702” which is the patent use number for the Gibbs Farquahrson action. The right side of action has a cocking lever used during target shooting. The opening lever is 50% engraved with matching scroll. SN 15548 is engraved on the lower tang. The top tang has a raised boss where the mount for the mid range sight is dovetailed. The European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-1/2″ over silvers type pad, and has a mounting block for the back position sight mounted on the heel. Stock shows a silver oval and a horn grip cap. Forend is screwed to the bottom of the bbl through a diamond shaped engraved escutcheon. Both stocks are finely checkered in point pattern. Rifle comes with a wooden box containing a Vernier back position sight, sight disk, mounting screws, and two front sight inserts. Both Vernier sights are marked,”George Gibbs Bristol” and are numbered to the gun(702). There is space in the case for the Vernier mid range sight which is mounted on the rifle at this time. There is also a place in the box for the front sight. Fewer than 1000 Gibbs Farquharson single shot rifles were ever produced. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 98% of a good quality reblue, there is evidence of pin prick pitting underneath the blue. Metford rifled bore is bright and shiny with some light pitting toward muzzle. Action retains 50-60% of it’s orig case color, strong in protected areas, and silvering along the edges. Action screw and most other screws show misuse. Stocks are refinished and retain most of a professional oil finish. Butt stock is a very well done replacement. Forend is original with checkering recut. Midrange sight retains most of its orig fire blue. Back position sight has been reblued. Wooden box for sights is a well made reproduction. 4-33690 MGM34 (9,000-12,000)

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1014
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS 1881 PATENT SINGLE SHOT MATCH RIFLE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. Cal. .450 Westley Richards #2. This spectacular rifle has a 33″ tapered round bbl with raised Nock form, vernier front sight, dove tailed through a block, and windage adjustable military match tangent rear sight with ladder. Bbl is marked on top “Westley Richards”. & CO. London. Metford Rifling” behind the rear sight, and “For Westley Richards Metford Cartridge. 80. & 570GRS”. Serial # “1618” is engraved to the left of the Nock form. British black powder proofs also appear on the left side of the bbl. The charcoal blued action is engraved with fine English scroll with fleur-de-lis at corners. The right side of the action under the thumb lever is engraved “Deeley-Edge-Metford Patent Match Rifle”. The left side of the action is engraved “Sole Manufacturers Westley Richards. & CO. London. & Birmingham”. The top of the action has scroll engraving and a Westley Richards triangle logo. The side lever is engraved and the thumb piece is checkered. There is a sliding safety to the right side of the trigger. The nicely streaked Circasian walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 13-5/8″ over a checkered steel butt plate with scroll engraving at the heel. There is a long-range back position sight base inletted at the heel and it is retained by an engraved transverse screw and bolster. For strength and stability, the but stock was split length-wise at the factory, and a reinforcing steel plate was installed, and it is held in place by three floral engraved screws and bolsters. The pistol grip terminates in a nicely shaped reverse curve. The forend is secured by a through nail with plain oval silver escutions and has a horn tip. Rifle is checkered in point pattern with mullered borders. This particular rifle is pictured and described in Jonathan’s Kirton’s The British Falling Block Breach-loading Rifle from 1865 on page 172. And also, Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifles, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 149. Included with the rifle is a wooden box containing the back position vernier sight with mounting screw, and two front sight inserts. This is probably the only example of this type of rifle in existence. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 70-80% blue with scattered pin-prick pitting and a few dings on the right side. The action retains 85-90% of its bright charcoal blue showing silver on sharp edges. The breech block shows 50-60% case color, and trigger guard shows about 50% of its blue with brown patches. The butt stock has been refinished with a hand-rubbed oil finish with a few old dings and scratches underneath, the butt plate has been re-heat blued. The rear sight base is a replacement. The stock shows repairs at the end of the top tang. The reinforcing plate has been refinished, and is color case hardened. The forend finish matches the butt stock, and the checkering has been nicely re-cut. The long-range sight shows traces of case color. The bore is very fine and bright and shiny. 4-33677 MGM41 (9,000-12,000)

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1015
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*CASED GEORGE GIBBS FARQUAHRSON SGL SHOT DROPPING BLOCK LONG-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 15305. Cal. .461″ No. 1 Gibbs. This great old rifle has 34″ rnd bbl with front sight mounting block and is marked “METFORD 1752. GEORGE GIBBS, 39, CORN STREET, BRISTOL.” The case-hardened action has 90% coverage of very well executed shaded scroll with a rose bouquet on right side and “GEORGE GIBBS BRISTOL” engraved on the left side in lozenge in the place of the bouquet. The right side is also marked “FARQUAHRSON’S PATENT 677″(patent use number). The underlever has 50% coverage of fine English scroll and the SN 15305 is engraved on the bottom tang. There is a cocking/decocking lever on the right side of the action. The nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-1/4” over an old Silvers pad. The buttstock has a mounting block for the back position long range rear sight on the heel, a vacant silver oval on the bottom, and a fluted horn grip cap. The plain checkered forend is attached to the bbl by a screw through a diamond shaped, engraved escutcheon. With the rifle is an oak case containing front sight with 4 inserts and a Vernier long-range rear sight with two discs. The long-range rear sight is marked “GEORGE GIBBS BRISTOL 673.” There is also a label in the sight box giving elevations for “FARQUAHRSON’S METFORD RIFLES” manufactured by Gibbs. The oak case has brass reinforcing corners, hinges, strap guides, hook fasteners, and remnants of an old handle. The interior has a George Gibbs label and is unlined with many wooden partitions, one of which contains a 2″ diameter pewter oil bottle by James Dickson & Sons. The sight case fits nicely in another compartment. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl was orig finished bright and remains so, with some cleaning. Bore is extremely fine with one or two very minor discolorations at muzzle. The action retains 20% orig case color, strong in protected areas. The stocks have 70-80% orig finish, a bit dry. Checkering shows some wear. The pad shows deterioration of the rubber. Sights show 30-40% of their blue finish with discoloration. Sight box is missing a piece of wood off the top and is dirty. The case shows most of its oil finish and is solid except for an 8″ shrinkage crack on left side. Straps and handle are missing. 4-33689 MGM37 (7,000-10,000)

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1016
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS 1878 PATENT SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK LONG-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. .450 #1 Musket. This very rare and unusual rifle has a 32-1/2″ tapered round bbl with raised Nock form,and a front sight block with spirit level vernier removable front sight. The bbl is marked on the top “Westley Richards”. “178 New Bond Street, London. W.”, “Metford’s Patent Rifling”, and “For Westley Richards Metford Match Rifle Cartridge”. The number 591 is to the left of the Nock form, and there are British black powder proof marks. The charcoal blued action is devoid of decorative engraving, and is marked on the left side “Deeley-Edge-Metford”, “PATENT MATCH RIFLE”. The case hardened under-lever is cranked to the right to facilitate opening. There is an automatic safety lever in front of the trigger. The plain European walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 14-1/8″ over a checkered wood butt. There is a back position vernier sight mounted in a base at the heel. The base is secured by a transverse screw. The stock was originally split in half, and there is a steel reinforcing plate installed for strengthening and stability. The plate is secured by three lateral screws and bolsters. The plain forend is secured to the bbl with a side nail key. The stocks are checkered, in a fairly coarse point pattern. This particular rifle is pictured and described in Jonathan’s Kirton’s The British Falling Block Breach-loading Rifle from 1865 on page 163. And also, in Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifle, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 105. This is undoubtedly the finest example of this particular type of rifle extant. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl was polished bright, and remains so with areas of slight discoloration. The action retains 90% of its charcoal blue, and the under lever retains 90% of its case color. The stocks retain almost all of their original oil finish, and have a few handling marks mostly around the left action area. The checkering shows little wear. The bore is extremely fine with no obvious imperfections. The sights show 80% of their original charcoal blue. A spectacular example. 4-33676 MGM40 (9,000-12,000)

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1017
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*FIELDS PATENT PIVOTING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 628. Cal. .44-40 Winchester. This highly unusual rifle is pictured in Jonathan Kirtons book “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865” on pg.200, and he speculates this rifle was made up by the Field Rifle Co. in an attempt to interest the U.S. market. It’s also listed on pg. 206. The ovate bbl shows a matted top with a dovetailed front sight, and a one-standing, two-folding express sight. Bbl is marked on the top in an unmatted cartouche “Cartridge Winchester model. 1873. Cal. 44.” The right side of the action is marked “Fields Patent No. 1927. 1877 Patd U.S.A Feb. 1878.” The SN 628 is stamped on the front of trigger guard. The European walnut pistol grip stock measures 13-7/8″ over steel butt plate. It has a sling eye, steel pistol grip cap, and checkering in a point pattern. The forend has a horn tip and is attached to the bbl with a screw through a diamond shape escutcheon, and is checkered in point pattern. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40-50% of it’s orig. blue turning brown. Action has 10-20% of it’s orig charcoal blue. Butt stock and forend retain most of their orig oil finish with usual handling marks and dings. Checkering is orig and shows slight wear. Bore is bright and shiny with slight pitting towards breech. 4-33687 MGM26 (2,500-4,000)

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1020
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

RIGBY BANKS PATENT SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK M.B.L. (MILITARY BREECH LOADING) (ANY RIFLE) TARGET RIFLE PATENT USE NO. 34. SN 15940. Cal. .450-2.4″ match. This exceptionally rare and fine rifle has a 33″ round bbl with Nock form. It has square front sight mounting block, and very fine Vernier adjustable rear sight. It is marked on top of the bbl and in front of Nock form “John Rigby & Co. Dublin & London.” It has British definitive end provisional proofs on the left side. The side lever action is marked on the right side, “Rigby & Banks. Patent No. 34.” There is a British view proof on the side. The action has line border engraving. The nicely streaked, European walnut straight grip butt stock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered horn butt plate, and has long range back position. Vernier sight which is numbered to the gun is mounted in base at heel. The light colored forend extends to within 3″ of the muzzle, and has a nickel plated bbl band, nose cap, and ramrod tunnel. Original ramrod is present. This rifle is pictured and described on pg. 250-251 on Jonathan Kirton’s book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865. Kirton lists only six extant examples of this rare action. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptional. Bbl retains 98%+ of it’s orig rust blue. Action retains 98%+ of it’s orig bright and shiny charcoal blue with two small areas of flaking on the left bottom. Stocks retain almost all of their orig oil finish with a few compressions and scratches on the right side of butt stock. There are a few scattered dings on forend. Bore is mint. Rear sight shows about 40% of it’s orig blue. Back end of rear sight base appears to have been cut off about 3/8″. 50% of nickel plated furniture on forend is slightly oxidized back from bright. 4-33686 MGM29 (10,000-15,000)

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1021
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*DANIEL FRASER PATENT SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK COMBINATION M.B.L. (“MILITARY BREECH LOADER” NRA CLASSIFICATION “ANY” RIFLE). SN 1406. Cal. .303 British. Total production SN 1046, and action patent use No. 64. This is a very early production Fraser rifle that was sent back to Fraser’s for a new bbl and at that time was refitted with the lever lock. The 34″ round bbl is marked on the top, “Barrel manufactured by Danl. Fraser & Co. Edinburgh.” On the left side it is marked with nitro proof marks for .303. The windage adjustable front sight is dovetailed into the bbl. There is no rear sight mounted onto the bbl. The case hardened action is marked, “Frasers Patent No. 64” on the top, number “1046” is on the right side, and left side is marked, “Frasers Patent. Edinburgh.” in a circle with shield in the center. The trigger is bolted by a sliding button safety inside the trigger guard. The European walnut straight grip butt stock measures 14-1/8″ over a 7/8″ wooden lengthening piece with coarsely checkered butt. (looks as if it may have been done at the factory.) Butt stock has a sling eye, and a back position mounted Vernier sight, which folds into a groove cut into the top of the comb. When not in use the folded sight is covered by a wooden cover secured by a transverse pin. Forend extends to within 3″ of the muzzle, and is secured by two bbl bands. This particular rifle is pictured and described on pg. 233 of Jonathon Kirton’s book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865 PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 95% of it’s orig blue. Bore is very fine with no visible imperfections. Case hardened action has turned mostly silver with some case color visible in protected areas, and has not been polished. Butt stock and forend retain most of their orig oil finish but are dull and have numerous handling and storage marks. 4-33682 MGM33 (3,000-5,000)

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1022
Revised: 3/3/2008

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*WESTLEY RICHARDS MODEL 1873 SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK MILITARY CARBINE. SN 142. Cal. 500/450 – 1-1/2″ carbine. This rare military carbine has round 22″ with Nock form. Bbl is marked on top “I Hollis & Sons, London” and “Henry’s Patent Rifling.” The top of Nock form is marked “Carbine 1-1/2″ case” SN “142” is on left side, along with British definitive and provisional proof marks. The front sight is brass and set in a block. Rear sight is military carbine type with elevation slide graduated up to 900 yards. Action is marked on the right side “Deeley Edge Patent” and left side is marked “Westley Richards Co. Limited Birmingham.” The trigger has what Johnathan Kirton refers to as a “fly” on pg. 157 of his book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865. The straight grip butt stock measures 14-5/8″ over steel military butt plate. The full length forend has a single band 3-1/2″ from the muzzle and is metal capped; it also has a ramrod/cleaning rod. These carbines are extremely scarce and only two are listed on the SN register in Kirton’s book. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and action show a reblue over worn engraving and slight pitting. Action has been re-polished correctly and re-engraved and retains most of it’s reblue. Butt stock shows and old re-varnish over stains, nicks, and dings. Checkering is coarse and re-cut. Forend has been re-finished a long time ago and has little of it’s finish remaining. Checkering is faint, and somebody has started to re-cut the checkering. Front band shows heavy rust. Bore is quite strong and bright with some scattered pitting. 4-33693 MGM24 (2,500-4,000)

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1032
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Gun is a restoration bu Dave Garman of the Arcadia Sharps Rifle Co., Arcadia, CA. Barrel and stock are replacements. Action serial #159642 is authentic.

EXTREMELY RARE & DESIRABLE FORT GRIFFIN, TEXAS SHIPPED SHARPS MODEL 1874 BUFFALO RIFLE. SN 159642. Cal. 44 2-5/8″. This extremely rare rifle has a 30″ heavy oct bbl, 1-1/8″ across the flats, with half of an 1876 dime as the front sight. It has the Lawrence Patent rear sight with “OLD RELIABLE” and standard Bridgeport markings on top flat. Top flat also is marked “CALIBRE 44” and the right side flat, upside down, is marked “2 5/8”. Receiver has standard markings with lockplate having no markings which is correct for this model. Bottom of bbl has serial number which matches the receiver and the inside of the toe of buttplate has last four digits of serial number. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered walnut with semi-schnable forearm and straight stock with checkered Sharps steel buttplate. It has dbl set triggers. Accompanied by a Sharps records letter identifying this rifle, as found, and listing weight as 14 lbs. It was invoiced at the Bridgeport Factory Jan. 4, 1877 to Frank E. Conrad, Merchant & Outfitter of Fort Griffin, Texas, in a shipment of 20 Model 1874 sporting rifles on this date in two strapped wooden cases. All had full oct bbls in caliber 44-90 with ten of them weighing 12 lbs., five weighing 14 lbs. and five about 16 lbs. Fort Griffin, as history has recorded, was the hub of the suppliers & outfitters for the buffalo hunters of the southern herd. It is well noted that Fort Griffin was an extremely wild & lawless town during this period with the enormous amount of money passing through the area from the buffalo hunters and their associated support personnel. The lawlessness, as with any frontier town, was even more prevalent around Fort Griffin with the saloons, brothels & gambling establishments attracting outlaws & the dregs of society at every level. Few of the many Sharps rifles shipped to Fort Griffin are known today and almost none are in orig configuration. Most have had bbls shortened, wood replaced or some other major alteration. Therefore finding one, such as this rifle, with most of its orig attributes still present, is a very great rarity. CONDITION: Very good, all matching as previously noted. Bbl retains a gray/brown patina with fine pitting and traces of orig blue. Receiver is a gray/brown patina with faint case colors in sheltered areas and the lockplate & hammer a gray/brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings and retains a smooth patina from years of use and oil rubbed surface. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31929 (25,000-35,000)

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1034
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please Note:Sharps rifle is a true “English model” with the original small lever. Shipped to a man in West Virginia. Probably less than five of these rare guns known.

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1877 LONG RANGE NO. 1 TARGET RIFLE. SN 161720. Cal. 45-70. Rare Model 1877 Sharps, only about 100 total long range rifles made in period January 1877-March 1879 of which only 46 were No. 1’s. Often referred to as the “English Model” made for the long range & Creedmore shooters with a lighter more slim action which allowed for a heavier bbl and still be at 10 lbs. or less to qualify for international matches. This fine rifle has a 34″ tapered rnd bbl with Rigby style flat over chamber area. It has windgage spirit level front sight, no provision for a rear bbl sight and tang is mounted with a mid-range vernier sight. There is an integral sight base on heel of stock in buttplate tang. Bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” and Bridgeport markings and is matching numbered on bottom. It also has the number “074401982”, hand stamped on bottom under forearm. Mounted with very nicely figured English walnut with checkered, black tipped rnd forearm secured with a sgl wedge and a pistol grip stock with hard rubber cap and a smooth steel buttplate with stepped tang. Reference Sharps Firearms, Sellers. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains a blue/brown patina with fine rust pitting over the surface with strong blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains about 25% case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/gray patina. Lockplate & hammer retain 25-35% case colors in sheltered areas. Lever & bottom tang retain strong case colors in sheltered areas. Forearm has a hairline on each side of tip, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33681 JR178 (8,000-12,000)

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1045
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction )Please Note: Description should also include the following, “R.P.&S.” stands for Robert Paris & Son of Gettysburg, Pa. who incidentally were the inventors of the “Swamped Kentucky Rifle Barrel” design used by all modern cut rifling makers today. A. Raymond Goode was a barrel maker also who resided in Thurmont, Md. and during WWII got his training in the Naval Shipyards manufacturing barrels for our U.S. fleets. Goode chambered the barrel that Paris made. It is made of 4140 Chromemoly steel and shoots extremely well. Special Note: The consignor states that he is in possession of the original bbl that came with lot 1045. He states that the original 28” faux octagon bbl was turned down by the original owner which he assumes was to cut down on its weight. Consignor states that if the buyer of lot 1045 wishes, he will provide them with the original bbl (of course in its altered state), just let us know and we will provide you with it.

*FINE CUSTOM REMINGTON HEPBURN TARGET RIFLE. SN 8185. Cal. 32-40. Heavy 33″ octagon bbl being nearly 1-3/8″ at muzzle. With Globe target front sight and marked under forend on bottom of bbl, “R.P. & S. .315 .323 1-16”, and on very bottom flat under forend marked, “A.R. Goode” with a Mason sign. The Hepburn receiver is equipped with double set triggers and a Vernier tang sight with a 3-1/2″ shaft. Mounted with semi-fancy walnut with checkered forend and steel forend cap, and checkered round knob pistol grip with short prong Swiss butt-plate. The top tang channel of stock is stamped, “C. Giddings.” Back of butt-plate is stamped with matching SN to receiver. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is mostly a gray/silver color mixed with areas of fine brown patina. It has very sharp edges. Receiver has traces of orig case color in protected areas but overall appearance is a silver hardening color mixed with some wear that is blended to a brown patina. Stocks are solid with a fine old hand rubbed oil finish with checkering filled and somewhat flat on right side of pistol grip, and filled and not quite as flat on left side. Forend has a few minor nicks and dings with a very minor chip out next to receiver with very flat worn checkering, and retains a hand rubbed oil finish. Butt-plate retains 70-80% nickel showing brass just on sharp edges and at the tips of the hooks. Mechanics are good, double set triggers work, and bore is shiny. 4-32207 BDT251 (3,000-5,000)

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1046
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Catalog incorrectly states near the end of the description (just before “CONDITION”) the following, “R.P.&S.” stands for Robert Paris & Son of Gettysburg, Pa. who incidentally were the inventors of the “Swamped Kentucky Rifle Barrel” design used by all modern cut rifling makers today. A. Raymond Goode was a barrel maker also who resided in Thurmont, Md. and during WWII got his training in the Naval Shipyards manufacturing barrels for our U.S. fleets. Goode chambered the barrel that Paris made. It is made of 4140 Chromemoly steel and shoots extremely well. None of this applies to this gun, it applies to lot 1045, please disregard this information. This gun (lot 1046) is complete and original as cataloged (other than the above mentioned portion).

REMINGTON NO. 3 HEPBURN SPORTING/TARGET RIFLE. SN 768. Cal. 40 1-7/8″ (40-50 Sharps Straight). Fine sporting & target rifle with 28″ medium weight oct to rnd bbl with Beach’s combination front sight, the Remington adjustable rear sight and a short range, thick base tang sight with 3-1/4″ staff. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with steel tipped, semi-schnable, uncheckered forearm & a checkered rnd knob semi-pistol grip stock with Remington’s semi-crescent steel buttplate. Bbl has usual markings with caliber on bottom, forward of the forearm, and the receiver with its usual markings on right side. This was not a high volume production rifle but was an extremely popular sporting & target rifle during its production years 1883-1907 and remained popular long into the 20th century. Accompanied by a cigar box of orig, period loading tools for the Sharps 40-50 cartridge including a sizing and seating die, capping tool, decapping tool & another earlier bullet seating die. There is also an orig Remington single cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter marked “40/265”. There are a number of empty & loaded cases with a few patched bullets & a nickeled powder measure marked “45”. “R.P.&S.” stands for Robert Paris & Son of Gettysburg, Pa. who incidentally were the inventors of the “Swamped Kentucky Rifle Barrel” design used by all modern cut rifling makers today. A. Raymond Goode was a barrel maker also who resided in Thurmont, Md. and during WWII got his training in the Naval Shipyards manufacturing barrels for our U.S. fleets. Goode chambered the barrel that Paris made. It is made of 4140 Chromemoly steel and shoots extremely well. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue, moderately thinned, especially over forearm area. Receiver retains 65-70% thinned, faded orig case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and has two screw holes at the heel from an old long range sight base and retains a hand worn patina, possibly an old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some faint orange peel effect just in front of chamber. Tools are generally very fine plus. 4-32206 (4,000-5,000)

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1065
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: In our description we state that this gun is currently in the blue and was originally made in the blue and 1 of only 2 made in the blue. We have been contacted by a noted Winchester scholar who is currently preparing a comprehensive book on Winchester “One of One Thousand” (and this very gun will be included in this book). The author states that there are actually 11 of these made, and there may be only 2 currently known, but 11 were originally produced.

RARE AND BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED WINCHESTER 1873 “ONE OF ONE THOUSAND.”. SN 11856. Cal. 44-40. Usual configuration with 24″ octagon bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, and V-notch sporting rear. Inlaid muzzle band and accented scroll forward and behind front sight. Light scrolls on flats adjacent to forend cap. Light scroll accenting Winchester markings. Inlaid chamber band and the mythical, “One of One Thousand” engraved on top flat with arabesque scroll on adjoining flats with stippled background. First model receiver with mortised checkered, thumb-print dust cover. Top tang marked, “Model 1873” and lower tang marked with SN. Mounted with “XXXX” walnut with checkered forend, and checkered straight grip stock with crescent butt and trap door, containing steel wiping rod with brass tip. Accompanying this firearm is a letter from author R.L. Wilson identifying this gun and documented it by Winchester factory ledger as being received in warehouse December 12, 1875, and shipped January 12, 1876. The letter goes on to talk about the Winchester 1 of 100, and 1 of 1000, documenting such guns for his numerous books on the subject. The letter also identifies the gun as being in the collection of “Harry H. Sefried II”, a noted engineer and designer for the Winchester factory. The letter also states that Mr. Sefried himself started the restoration of this rifle. The second letter accompanying this firearm is from Daniel Cullity Restorations to Mr. Wilson, talking about what a pleasure it was to work on such a fine gun, and upon investigation, discovering that it had originally been a charcoal blue receiver, rather than the case colored as mistakingly listed in the factory ledger. Mr. Cullity goes into detail on how he arrived at this, and the test to prove it. With this information and research, Mr. Wilson determined this to be 1 of 2 Model 1873, 1 of 1000 rifles to have a blue frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun retains virtually all of it’s authentic type restored finish with bbl, receiver, and mag-tube being a fine charcoal blue, and forend cap, hammer, lever, and butt plate a fine authentic type case coloring. Stocks are solid with a fine restored factory type finish, and sharp checkering. There are a few light handling marks and a couple of grain checks on right side of stock. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny with some minor scattered pitting. It should be noted that it is believed that only 133 model 1873, 1 of 1000’s were made and that this is 1 of 2 made with a blue frame. 4-33725 BDT209 (40,000-70,000)

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1071
Revised: 3/11/2008

(Correction) This gun is a Modern Firearms, Not Antique as Described , and subject to BATFE regulations.

WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN 570570B. Cal. 44WCF. 30″ rnd bbl with 9/10 magazine tube, square base front sight and Winchester musket style ladder rear sight. Forend and magazine tube retained by three bbl bands with center equipped with sling swivel. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut straight grip stock with carbine style buttplate with trap door. Also accompanied by proper socket bayonet and letter from Cody Firearm Museum identifying this as a 44 cal musket shipped Sept 18, 1903 to order number 13880. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong 98% orig blue with only slight wear at muzzle. Bbl bands retain 95% orig blue with just some slight high edge wear. Receiver has 97-98% orig blue with some flaking across top and on dust cover. Lever and hammer show full coverage bright case coloring. Buttplate retains nearly all of its dulling orig case coloring. Wood is sound with usual nicks and scratches except for an area of moderate gouging on left side of buttstock. Buttstock is also equipped with proper sling swivels that correspond with center bbl band. Bore is bright and shiny as gun appears to have seen little to no use. Accompanying bayonet is nearly new with 98% of its original blued finish. 4-31788 BDT24 (5,000-7,500)

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1092
Revised: 3/17/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Catalog states, “…received in warehouse on November 1st, 1982”, should read, “…received in warehouse on November 1st, 1892.”

WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 71226. Cal. 45-90. Usual 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, with Sheard front sight and serrated side, V notch, with set screw, sporting rear sight. Mounted with XX fancy American walnut with checkered pistol grip and smooth shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum letter fully identifying this firearm and being received in warehouse on Nov 1, 1982 and shipped from warehouse Nov 2, 1892 on order number 8514. Lower tang marked with assembly number 535S and XX. Top tang channel of stock has matching 535 assembly number. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90%-94% orig blue with some minor sharp edge wear and a couple of small surface spotting on bbl. Magazine tube has a minor dent on right side about 2″ behind retaining ring. Magazine cap shows strong visible case colors. Receiver retains 85%-90% orig case coloring with wear at the carrying point of the belly. Lever and hammer show most of the orig color but somewhat dark. The smooth shotgun butt retains 70%-75% orig blue with wear at the edges and at the peak. The wood is sound and retains most of its orig finish with just the usual minor handling marks and nicks and scratches. There is some finish wear on forend adjacent to the belly of the receiver. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. 4-33778 BDT10 (20,000-25,000)

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1135
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please Note: This gun will letter as having six dollar engraving and with a silver plated butt plate.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 DELUXE PUMP RIFLE. SN 270240. Cal. .22 long rifle. 24″ octagon bbl with fine gold bead front sight, slot blank in rear, and mounted with vintage scope. Bbl is a factory replacement with circle “P”, and circle “WP” proof marks. The factory engraved second model receiver is engraved in an oval on left side with two squirrels on a branch surrounded by fine foliate arabesque scroll. Right side is engraved in an oval with three rabbits, one standing, one fleeing, and the other in a crouched position, all in a landscape scene with a tree in the back left, surrounded on the outside by fine foliate arabesque scroll. It is also marked, “WRF” on the front, indicated it’s orig chambering before the replacement bbl. There is a tang mounted Lyman peep sight. Mounted with semi fancy checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Replacement bbl retains 90-95% orig blue with just minor sharp edge wear. Receiver has 75-80% orig blue with wear across the bottom turning a brown/silver patina. Sharp edge wear and rubbed to bright across top from bolt. Trigger guard has wore to only traces of orig blue and retains a silver/brown patina. Wood is solid with moderate dings and scratches, somewhat dark and flat checkering, but retains 85-90% of it’s fine orig finish. Unmarked scope is fine with solid cross hairs. Action is crisp, and bore is dark with some light scattered pitting. 4-32096 BDT177 (5,000-10,000)

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1138
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Condition states: “The auxiliary 22 bbl doesn’t seem to be functioning at this time.”. Condition should read “The auxiliary 22 bbl has been deactivated by the consignor, some 40 years ago, and can easily be put back into working order.”

*EXPERIMENTAL LEVER ACTION RIFLE DESIGNED AND BUILT BY JOHN REDFIELD. SN NSN. Cal. 25-35. Winchester Model 94 20″ bbl with pedestal base and pinned Redfield fine bead front sight. This unusual hand built prototype rifle was built by John Redfield, the founder of the Redfield Gun Sight Co. of Denver Colorado. This unique rifle has a number of unique innovative features. The unique side eject action works with an external L-shaped linkage between lever and bolt that also works as a bolt cover. When levered, the attached cover moves with lever exposing an ejection port. Also different from most lever action rifles that have tubular feed, this one has an internal hinged box magazine and follower, and the hammer has a built in offset spur for easy cocking when mounted with a scope. Another innovative feature in addition to its regular rifle bbl, it has an auxiliary 22 long rifle bbl mounted underneath with a swing down bolt and its own safety and thumb activated trigger. Both bbls are regulated to be sighted with the WM. Malcolm telescopic sight, serial numbered 4220. The Malcolm scope has a simple single post reticle. Stock and forearm are made of fiddleback maple, fit with an aluminum crescent butt-plate with trap door, and painted black. It is believed that this rifle was built by John in approx. 1925, and is said to have hung over his office door until his death in 1943. It remained in storage at the Redfield factory until 1968 when it was acquired by a firearms collector in the Denver area. John and his brother Edward are known to have designed several experimental rifles and handguns. These include single shot, pump, and gas operated semi-auto designs. Some of these are now in the NRA museum. Ed Redfield sold his designs to the J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. These included design features utilized in the model 44-1/2 action. In a November 1965 letter written by John’s son W.C. Redfield, he talks about his fathers invention, included in this letter are the following passages, “John decided to sell his guns, so he took them to the Winchester Arms Company.” “They offered him $25,000 (a lot of money in those days)just to put them on a shelf so none of their competitors could get them. John wanted a royalty so he turned down their offer. Shortly there after the success of his sight business kept him so busy that he didn’t follow through on selling the guns.” Documents with this rifle include the 1965 W.C. Redfield letter, a letter from P.O. Ackley, several Redfield family pictures, a Redfield family history by Robert Turner, copies of articles discussing Redfield’s rifles, and several pieces of early Redfield advertising. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing is 95-98% with minor handling marks and a wear mark on the right side of the receiver from where the external action bar works. Stocks have normal nicks, dings, and wear through the grip area and retain a fine hand worn patina finish. Butt-plate has wear at sharp edges, and a few nicks in the black paint. Mechanics of the lever action are fine, and bore is bright and shiny. The auxiliary 22 bbl doesn’t seem to be functioning at this time. 4-32076 BDT215 (10,000-20,000)

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1175
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please Note: Also accompanying this lot will be an affidavit signed December 14th, 2007 by David Lanara confirming that the Colt SAA which states, “this letter confirms that Colt S.A.A., SN 94649, 7-1/2” bbl, nickel finish with rubber grips was purchased from the direct descendents of the James Heart Ranch in Wyoming in 1996. Included in this sale was an original holster marked, “ROCKWELL & TOREY, MAKER, BILLINGS, M.T.”. Finished at the time of purchase with approximately 70% original nickel. This is notarized by notary public Jamie A. Evans, State of Ohio, Chicago, Cuyahoga County whose commission expires December 12th, 2009.

HISTORIC MONTANA COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH MONTANA TERRITORY HOLSTER. SN 94649. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line address on top and 3-line patent dates on frame and the caliber on left front web of trigger guard. Fitted with eagle/rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are unnumbered and may or may not be orig to this revolver although they fit extremely well and appear to have been in place many years. Accompanied by a dbl loop russet brown leather holster made from one piece of leather with cartouche “ROCKWELL / & TOREY / BILLINGS, M.T.”. This marking signifies that this holster was made when Montana was still a territory, prior to 1889, the year Montana became a state. This set is accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length not listed (which is accepted as meaning 7-1/2″), nickel finish and rubber stocks, shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL on August 28, 1883 in a shipment of three same type revolvers. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. was the main distributor for the western frontier for Colt. This revolver was the property of a rancher named James (Jim) Hart. He was born near Covington, KY in 1849 and left home at age 16. He wound up working for the government in Indian Territory teaching Indians to plow and then helped transport a band of sheep to Oregon. Apparently while traveling through the west he became acquainted with a man named Bill Culver and together they traveled to Montana to the Musselshell Valley, which is about 50 miles north and east of Billings. He worked trapping & trading with the Indians out of a trading post run by Goulding & Hatch in a horseshoe bend of the Musselshell River. When the trading post closed both Culver & Hart claimed land in the Messelshell Valley and after awhile Hart bought Culver’s claim. For a while Hart worked for the SI Ranch and did a lot of trapping with Ed Goulding who has a creek that bears his name. Later on Jim Hart returned to the area of the trading post on the Musselshell and went into the cattle business. He approached the cattle business very intelligently and apparently became very successful with his ranch. He registered his brand the “TI” in September 1886. Sometime along about 1889 he began building his log ranch headquarters of three rooms with real windows and an outside door in each room. At about the same time he began corresponding with a young lady, whose name he had received from a mutual friend, and in 1890 accompanied a shipment of his cattle to Chicago. After the cattle were sold he went to Detroit to meet her and was married. She returned to Montana with him and made the ranch her home. They had two children, Dora Hart Jarrett, who was born in 1894 and a son. Leo, born almost three years later. All of this information is contained in an article by Dora Hart Jarrett, their daughter, which was published in an area history in 1974. Mrs. Jarrett, in the article, mentions many of the local area residents including the postman by the name of Barott, a Mr. Scott who had a small store in Levina (15 miles away) and names the gentleman who helped her father build a schoolhouse about two miles from their ranch, S.G. Hood, John Naderman, Henry Willis & Magnus Lindstrand. She mentions that her father always slept with his “six shooter”, with five chambers loaded, under his pillow. She also mentions that at cattle roundups the chuck wagon cooks ruled the roost and names two of them as being especially memorable, one being Lem Coates, who was a Civil War soldier, and the other Liver Eatin’ Johnson (sic). She states that they traveled the 50 miles to Billings twice a year for supplies, once in the fall when the whole family went and again in the spring when only Mr. Hart made the trip. She states that her father passed away in 1927 and her mother in 1946 and at the time of this writing she and her husband, Jack Jarrett, still lived on the ranch. A copy of this article accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig nickel with balance bright metal which is almost indistinguishable from the nickel. Frame retains 70-80% strong orig nickel with losses only from the area in front of the cylinder. Cylinder retains about 40% orig nickel with balance bare metal, probably from storage in this holster. Grip frame retains virtually of its orig nickel. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Ejector rod housing has a small ding on the outside radius making the ejector rod sluggish and difficult to operate, otherwise mechanics are crisp, strong bore with fine pitting. Holster is sound with a small cut near the right front part of the edge of the toe and retains generous amounts of orig russet finish. About 2″ of the top of the rear edge has a very old restitching. Back of holster shows moderate to heavy wear. This is a very historic Montana revolver & holster that could stand additional research. 4-33724 JR317 (15,000-20,000)

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1176
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Additional Information) Colt SAA # 103353 is a documented Johnson County WY Cattle War gun turned into Major Wolcott’s Troop in 1892. F.H. Laberteaux is listed as the owner at the time of its confiscation according to the list accompanying the gun.

FINE CUNO HELFRECHT ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 102242. Cal. 45 Colt. Fine Helfrecht engraved single action with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with the 2-line bbl address usually found only on 4-3/4″ and shorter bbls. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard. This revolver is engraved in typical Helfrecht patterns with about “B” coverage engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns on sides of frame & bbl with his trademark sunburst patterns on recoil shield and loading gate. Top strap & ejector rod housing have his trademark snake & dot patterns with identical patterns in the front frame gullets. Top front sides of frame have a starburst with his minimalist fan pattern at top of back strap with Moorish style patterns down back strap, on butt strap & trigger bow. Cylinder has foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with a snake & leaf pattern around rear edge. Mounted with 2-pc eagle/rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to another revolver. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found in 45 cal, 5 1/2″ bbl, blue finish with rubber stocks and factory engraved. It was shipped November 11, 1884 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of two same type guns. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains having been cleaned to bright metal which slightly softened some of the shading in engraving but it all remains mostly clean & clear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-33858 JR328 (12,500-25,000)

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1178
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Cataloguer reviewed this lot prior to insertion in catalogue and had revised his description, however, corrections were inadvertently left out of the catalogue. Description should state: It is believed that the cylinder engraving may have been re-enhanced at the time of factory refinish to the gun.

EARLY FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SHIPPED TO BROWNING BROTHERS. SN 129317. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, missing front sight with 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing, is stamped with the factory refinish number “597N”. The same assembly number is found inside the ejector rod housing, on face of cylinder around cylinder bushing hole and on right side of front strap under grip. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a small star and left front web has the caliber marking. Fitted with rampant Colt, deep, left & right medallions in smooth pearl grips. Revolver has about “C+” coverage engraving by Cuno Helfrecht with his distinctive style consisting of readily identifiable Helfrecht leaf patterns on recoil shield & loading gate. Top of back strap has his distinctive fan pattern with alternating patterns on lands between flutes of cylinder. Rear edge of cylinder has a snake & dot pattern with identical pattern on each edge of top strap. Ejector rod housing has snake & dot pattern in the gullet and on outer radius. Back strap & butt strap have his zigzag Moorish patterns. Balance of engraving consists of extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Screws are fire blued. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver in 45 caliber with 7-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, pearl grips, factory engraved & shipped to Browning Bros., Ogden, Utah on March 27, 1889 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its fine factory restored finish, slightly dulled, that should clean much better. Grips are extremely fine with only a tiny chip on right side and retain most of their orig factory polish with tremendous fire & color. Grips may be replacements as they are slightly long, otherwise fit fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and a partial ring about 1-1/2″ from muzzle. 4-33872 JR366 (15,000-25,000)

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1179
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Prior to the printing of the catalogue the cataloguer re-examined this gun and determined it not to be genuine, and further, made arrangements for its withdrawal. By mistake it was included in the catalogue. – THIS ITEM IS WITHDRAWN.

FINE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 129317. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and block letter 1-line address on top with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with caliber marked on left front web of trigger guard. It has third type ejector rod housing and flat half-moon ejector rod head. Hammer is of the civilian type with short knurled section with a border and a line. Fitted with wonderful 2-pc pearl grips with a large raised carved ox head on right side. Revolver is engraved in about “C” coverage by Cuno Helfrecht. Engraving consists of wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with Helfrecht’s trademark sunbursts on the recoil shield and loading gate with his trademark fan at top of back strap and diamond & dot patterns on shoulders of trigger guard. Top strap has feather patterns and ejector rod housing has snake & dot patterns in gullet with zigzag Moorish patterns on outer radius. Cylinder has alternating arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with light arabesque patterns at back of each flute. Rear edge of cylinder has a feather pattern border. Screwheads are not engraved. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found with nickle finish 7 1/2″ bbl and factory engraved. It was shipped March 27, 1889 to Browning Brothers Ogden & Salt Lake City , Territory of Utah in a one gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains strong nickel finish with some losses from cleaning on the bbl. Hammer retains 60-70% faded case colors. Grips have small chips at top near frame and a tiny chipped left heel, otherwise are sound and show great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with recent moderate pitting. 4-33837 JR365 (15,000-25,000)

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1220A
Revised: 3/8/2008

(Addition) Late Addendum Item.

SAA COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 53879. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line bbl address and 3-line patent dates. Caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard and it is fitted with orig equipment replacement 1-pc walnut grip with a number that appears to be “7_21”. It has third type ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head. It appears that several of the screws are replacements as is the cylinder pin. The last four digits of serial number were observed on the cylinder and bbl under the ejector rod housing. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being an overall cleaned and artificially aged medium brown patina with bbl address very faint and only partially legible. Patent dates, caliber & serial number markings are all fine. Left side of frame has an area of very fine pitting, otherwise finish is smooth & even. Trigger & lockbolt spring appear to be broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light shine and fine to moderate pitting. 4-33419 JR (1,000-1,500)

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1393
Revised: 3/13/2008

(Special Note) Because of additional information regarding this rare collection of Slave Tags we have re-written this description. This description includes some clarification, some additional information, and further defines the condition of these rare pieces. Furthermore, the information comes directly from two of the people who originally owned 11 of these tags. Jeff Pitts, a renowned expert and scholar on slave tags, actually excavated 10 of these slave tags himself. In addition to his scholarly knowledge, Jeff is also known and respected for his ethics in excavating relics. In all 10 cases here, the relics that he excavated were only done so after obtaining explicit rights from the owners of the properties to do so. All 10 of the tags identified as being found by Jeff are not only genuine, but are as he found them and unrestored. One house servant tag was acquired from another well known slave tag scholar.

EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF 13 RARE GENUINE SLAVE TAGS AND ONE SLAVE TOKEN. Collection consists of 14 items, 13 of which are genuine slave tags. 1) A large, copper, diamond shaped tag, stamped “Charleston No. 64 Fisher 1823”; maker marked “H. LaFar”. Approx 2-1/8”w. This tag has two holes rather than the normal one hole, one located directly below the other, and it is not known what the purpose was, though it appears to be totally orig. The stamping on this tag is very good. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 2) Extremely rare, eight-sided, copper tag stamped “N 407 House Servant 1800”. On the reverse stamped “Atmar”. Approx. 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. This extremely early tag is most rare, and in fact, one of the most desirable pieces in this collection. The stamping is very good and the piece has a very nice appearance. There is, near the “N 407”, a professionally filled hole and an appropriate patination. The repair is almost invisible, and we only know of it because we were told. This tag was formerly owned by a scholar and dealer in slave tags. 3) Rectangular, large, copper tag with cut corners, stamped “Charleston No 108 Mechanic 1805”. On reverse stamped “C. Prince”. Approx 2-3/16” x 2-5/16. Desirable, early tag. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 4) Diamond shaped, copper tag stamped “Charleston 1834 Servant No. 1234”. Approx 2” x 2”. Markings are quite clear. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts.. 5) Copper, diamond shaped tag with cut corners stamped “Charleston 722 Porter 1846”. Approx 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”. Stampings are generally good. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 6) Diamond shaped, copper tag stamped “Charleston 858 Porter 1846”. Approx 1-3/4” x 1-3/4”. All marks are readable. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 7) Extremely rare, square, copper tag stamped “C. N. Servant 1848 668”. Approx 2-1/2” square. Corners are folded on 3 of 4 sides, most certainly the way it was found. Stampings are strong. This tag was dug by Jeff Pitts on Spring St in Charleston, S.C. Tags with the “C.N.” marking were only produced for one year (1848) and this tag is genuine & orig. The following 2 years only, slave tags were stamped “Charleston Neck” after which the two towns of Charleston and Charleston Neck merged and neither designation was never used again. This is an extremely rare tag and only a few are known. (More information can be had by referencing Slave Tags & the Slave Hire System in Charleston by Hutchins & Greene). 8) Early, diamond shaped, copper tag with cut corners, stamped “Charleston No. 46 Mechanic 1815”. Stamped on reverse “LaFar”. Most of the markings are strong and readable. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 9) Diamond shaped, copper tag with 3 cut corners, stamped “Charleston 1549 Servant 1844”. Approx 1-3/4” x 1-3/4”. Stamps are reasonably clear and readable. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 10) Copper, diamond shaped tag with 2 slightly cut corners and stamped “Charleston 39 Mechanic 1852”. Approx. 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. All markings are readable. Genuine and original as found by Jeff Pitts. 11) Diamond shaped, copper tag with cut corners stamped “Charleston Neck 418 Servant 1849”. Approx. 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. Marks readable; general, overall scattered pitting. This tag was dug by Jeff Pitts. Genuine slave tags stamped “Charleston Neck” were only made in the years 1849 & 1850 after which the two towns of Charleston and Charleston Neck merged and this designation was never used again. (More information can be had by referencing Slave Tags & the Slave Hire System in Charleston by Hutchins & Greene). 12) Diamond shaped, copper tag with 2 cut corners and stamped on both sides. Front stamped “Charleston 358 Porter 1863”, reverse stamped “Charleston 1862 Servant 2430”. Approx 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. Marks generally readable on both sides, some low points in letters; appears to be orig. 13) Diamond shaped, copper tag with cut corners stamped on 2 sides. Front stamped “Charleston 380 Mechanic 1850”, reverse stamped “Charleston 2162”. Approx. 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. Overall scattered pitting; front side and markings generally strong and readable; reverse less strong but readable. 14) Round token, struck on each side, the front with a kneeling, chained slave “am I not a man and a brother” and the reverse with clasped hands “may slavery and oppression cease throughout the world”. Approx. 1-1/8” dia. Markings are worn, but readable. The grouping is displayed in a contemporary, glass topped case. This is an extraordinary collection of excavated tags found around Charleston SC. This amazing group is in generally great condition and it would be extremely difficult to duplicate the quality and diversity found in this collection. The house servant tag is extraordinarily rare and only a few are known to exist as is the wonderful “C.N.” tag. Charleston Neck tags are also very rare. The addition of a fruiter and carpenter would make this a complete set, and as such would be one of only a few complete sets known to exist. SIZE: As noted above. CONDITION: As stated above. 4-32225 JJ (85,000-95,000)

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1399
Revised: 3/11/2008

(Correction) The image in the Dag is not guaranteed to be as listed.

QUARTER PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF JOHN TAYLOR WOOD. This image which was attributed to Whitehurst dates from the mid 1850’s when John Taylor Woods would have been about 25 years old. Woods is shown wearing a uniform of the era with U.S. Navy buttons. John Taylor Wood during the civil war was Confederate Colonel of Cavalry and also served as a Captain in the C.S. Navy. He saw much combat during the war, and a biography was written on him published by the University of Georgia. Prewar he taught at Anapolis, whene this picture was probably taken. John Taylor Wood’s name appears in back of case but not in contemporary ink, but we do believe this image to be Wood after consultation with a couple naval collection experts. CONDITION: Image is very good with good contrast. Whitehurst photographed this subject with a dark background so it almost appears insignia and profile are floating. Whitehurst was known to be a very artistic photographer. Leatherette case has same border on both front and back design but decorated devices are different, and hinged on case is repaired. 4-32261 JS22 (4,000-8,000)

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1410
Revised: 3/11/2008

(Correction) Saddle may be Grimsley or McClellan.

CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SADDLE ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES MCMASTERS OF THE 6TH MINNESOTA VOLUNTEERS. You are bidding on a complete Civil War Grimsley officer’s saddle and martingale. Saddle overall is very good and complete; seat is tooled and padded; skirts are complete; stirrup straps are complete and sound; cinch strap is complete and sound. This saddle appears in much better condition than normally found Civil War saddles. Martingale & Associated Leather is also included, though worn and broken at folds, but still quite solid and displayable; heart-shaped Martingale is brass and lead filled and attached by brass pins. A central 2″ eagle, also brass and lead filled is attached to martingale heart. A facsimile photograph of Dr. James McMasters, who was a surgeon with the 6th Minnesota volunteers is included. CONDITION: As described above. Martingale straps are complete but cracked and frayed in areas. Martingale is missing one attachment pin, and eagle devise is worn at high areas through the brass showing through to lead. Saddle overall is very good showing some separations in sewing; normal scruffs, scrapes, scratches, and small tears. 4-32165 JS26 (3,500-4,500)

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1471
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Please Note: The catalogue states: “Believed to be 19th century rather than 18th Century.” Should read: “20th Century rather than 18th Century.”

FRENCH & INDIAN STYLE SCRIMSHAW MAP HORN. Beautiful early cow’s horn, approx. 12-1/2″ around outer curve with a 2-1/2″ base plug which is secured with four iron pins. It has a brass finial in the center and a spring loaded brass measuring spout on tip. The horn is extremely well executed in great detail showing Albany, New York City, the Mohawk River and numerous forts along the Mohawk, all the way up to the Great Lakes including Fort Crowne Point, Lake George, Fort George, Fort Wayne and numerous other forts & locations. It also depicts a dog chasing a deer and a small square about the middle is inscribed “JONAH / COLB / FT. GEORGE / 1758”. Bottom of the horn depicts several sailing ships and houses on the shore. On the outside of the curve of the horn is the British crest with a frontiersman in pantaloons holding a musket on left side and an Indian in feathered head dress holding a bow on the right side. Scrim decoration nicely done but horn probably does not date to 1758. It is believed by the cataloger that this is genuinely old but believed to be 19th c. rather than 18th c. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Main body of the horn retains a creamy ivory color showing very light use, blending to a carmel color near the tip. There are a couple of small bug holes, one near the large plug and a couple of others in the body. The plug shows moderate wear and retains a dark mellow patina. Tip of horn, by brass spout, has a short crack at each of the four pins. Altogether an extremely busy and well executed early horn. 4-31777-1 JJ63 (2,000-4,000)

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1478
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Please Note: This horn is a contemporary copy made by Jim Pert, sometime in the 1970’s.

RARE SCRIMSHAWED POWDER HORN COMMEMORATING THE SIEGE OF FORT MOULTRIE, S.I. Short cow’s horn, about 8-1/2″ in length with slight left hand curve with an oval pine plug secured with five iron nails with stepped faceted and carved spout end, which is black & white color. Main body of the horn is a yellowish white with full coverage scrimshaw of numerous buildings with flying flags inside a fortification which is labeled “CHARLETOWNE / S.C.” with another panel depicting a fortification with a flag to the left side and a 3-masted sailing ship in the foreground which is labeled “FORT MOULTRIE S.I.” The “S.I.” stands for Sullivan’s Island which was the fortification protecting Charleston, SC. Still another panel has drawings of eight soldiers with muskets & bayonets and an Indian guide holding bow & arrows. The soldiers are all standing over initials which are presumed to be the initials of those soldiers. The Indian is named “Owl”. A final panel is of a large home with palm trees & flowers with a brick entryway and picket fence with four large chimneys and five dormers. Top right of the panel has the name “PEET” and right end of panel the number “21”. Fort Moultrie was very important in the protection of Charleston during the Revolutionary War and later during the Civil War. On June 26, 1776, the fort was at that time unnamed and was attacked by nine British war ships who shelled it for several days. The fort held out and refused to surrender. After the battle the fort was named for the American commander at the fort, “William Moultrie”. It eventually fell during the siege of Charleston. Fort Moultrie again played an important role prior to the beginning of the Civil War on 26 December 1860, when they refused to surrender to the Confederacy. The commander later moved his command to the stronger nearby Fort Sumpter which was pounded into submission 3-1/2 months later, beginning the Civil War. In April 1863, the Union began a twenty month shelling of the Fort reducing it to rubble. It was modernized in the 1870’s & 1880’s and today is part of the National Park Service on Sullivan’s Island. PROVENANCE: The consignor purchased this horn from Morning Star Gallery Santa Fe, NM. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The scrimshaw is all sharp & clear, nails are a little rusty, the base plug & spout plug show great age. 4-31630 JR429 (2,000-4,000)

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1544
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) PLease note: WE have been advised that this gun was made by Wm. S. Robinson of Mt. Clemens. MI., not Philadelphia, PA.

SIDE-BY-SIDE DOUBLE RIFLE BY WILLIAM ROBINSON, PHILADELPHIA. SN NSN. Half-stock percussion dbl side-by-side rifle with 33″ rnd 36 Cal bbls marked “Wm S. Robinson” and “Mt. Clemens”. William Robinson is listed as having worked at 90 S. Second St., above Walnut, in Philadephia, from 1840-1845. Engraved back action locks are marked “C. Baker”. Rifle has silver capbox, silver rear ramrod entrance ferrule, all other furniture is brass. PROVENANCE: R. Gabel Collection. CONDITION: Complete and working, with all orig parts. Percussion nipples are later replacements. Bbls good with light pitting. Stock and metal finish all nice and orig with only normal dings and scratches. 4-31738 RGG1 (2,500-4,500)

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1560
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: This shotgun is a 10ga, not an 8 ga and also has a small crack between the trigger plate and lock plate.

NEARLY MINT JOHN KRIDER SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN NSN. Beautiful dbl bbl 8 ga. shotgun with 30″ Damascus bbls signed “JOHN KRIDER, No 101 SOUTH SECOND St PHILADELPHIA”. Each lock is marked “JOHN KRIDER, PHILADELPHIA”. The stock is in nearly perfect condition with the exception of evidence of an old wrist repair. All iron hardware is highly engraved. This is a fine example of the quality of John Krider’s shotguns. PROVENANCE: R. Gabel Collection. CONDITION: As new with exception of previously mentioned barely noticeable wrist repair. 4-31716 RGG20 (3,000-5,000)

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1566
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Please Note: There was a typographical error in the catalogue. Under condition it states: “The locks appear to the cataloguer to be orig flint.” The catalogue should have read: “the lock plates appear to the cataloguer to be the original flintlock lock plates. These were, at some time, reconverted, as are the majority of all Kys.”

EXCEPTIONAL MATCHED PAIR OF KUNZ(KUNTZ) KENTUCKY PISTOLS. SN NSN. This spectacular matched pair of Kentucky pistols are unquestionably made by Jacob or Peter Kunz(Kuntz). These pistols have 8-1/2″ oct to rnd smooth bbls of approx. 45 Cal. The curly maple stocks with checkered wrists show the orig and desirable red violin finish used by Kunz(Kuntz) and other gunsmiths who learned their trade in the Lehigh Valley, PA, area. The brass furniture and side plate are consistent with Kunz’s work and are nicely engraved. Each butt cap has an attractive pierced finial extending approx. 2″ up the grip. The flintlocks are each marked “C. BIRD & Co PHILADa”. The nose caps are open in the front and notched on the bottom to accept the ramrod, as is correct for Kunz(Kuntz) pistols. The Kunz(Kuntz) brothers, Peter and Jacob, sometimes signed their rifles and pistols and, like most gunsmiths, sometimes did not. The pistols, however, are quite easily identified by their characteristics. The only other pair of Kunz(Kuntz) pistols known to the cataloguer are those known as the “Liberty Bell Pistols” that are featured and pictured in an article in the 1930 issue of Antiques Magazine. A copy of the article accompanies the pistols. That pair of pistols were purchased from the Mickley family who claimed they had been owned by John Jacob Mickley, the Revolutionary War soldier who guarded the Liberty Bell on its famous trip from Philadelphia to Allentown in Sept. 1777. This pair is signed by “P. Kunz”. Jacob Kunz(Kuntz) and his brother Peter Kunz(Kuntz), each remarkable gunsmiths, were born in the late 18th C. in Whitehall Township, Lehigh Cty., PA. They later worked as well in Philadelphia. The Kunz’s were awarded a number of Franklin Institute awards for being the most accomplished gunsmiths in Philadelphia and for their fine craftsmanship. Kunz (Kuntz) is listed as a Philadelphia gunsmith who worked in Philadelphia over a span that covered the first half of the 19th century, thus influencing firearms of both the flint and percussion periods. Joe Kindig Jr., author of the monumental book Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in Its Golden Age, is quoted as having said there was only one Kentucky pistol made for every two hundred Kentucky rifles. Surviving Kentucky pistols in matched pairs are therefore extremely rare and desirable. Add to this the fact that rifles by Kunz(Kuntz) are owned and displayed by most of the major art museums, including the Metropolitan in New York and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. This presents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a matched pair of period, genuine Kentucky pistols. PROVENANCE: R.Sadler Collection. CONDITION: Each of the pistols are in remarkably good condition and are indeed a matched pair. The stocks do show the normal dings and scratches associated with firearms that have been used for a period of time; however, there is nothing that detracts from their beauty. There is no evidence of restoration or repairs, and the locks appear to the cataloguer to be orig flint. An extraordinary matched set of KY pistols in exceptional condition. 4-31988 RGG42 (50,000-100,000)

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1648
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Please Note: There is a small crack of 1″ along grain, from lock screw, forward to barrel channel.

CASED PAIR OF W. BOND BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. SN NSN. Cal. Large. Fine pair of early Bond flintlock greatcoat size pistols with 6″ oct to rnd blunderbuss bbls with cannon turned tapered muzzles marked on top flat “59 LOMBARD STT”. They have small lockplates, slightly curved with stepped rounded back edges and beveled edge reinforced hammers and sliding safeties. They have bridled roller frizzens with scalloped pans. Mounted in 1-pc nicely figured European walnut stocks with brass furniture secured with single wedges through forestocks. They have split guides containing orig horn tipped ramrods, one with a worm on opposite end. Brass mounted with light engraving on trigger bows and buttcaps with beautiful pineapple finials. Top tangs are engraved to match and they have small rectangular brass thumb plates. Grips are bag shaped with fine checkering. Top left flats have four deep British proofs. Accompanied by a converted walnut casing with beautiful burl marquetry style inlays in the lid and a mortised brass lock in the front. Interior is lined in old green baize with maker’s label in lid. Compartmented in bottom for the pistols, a small Dixon style bag shaped flask, an ebony & brass ramrod and a single cavity nutcracker ball mold with sprue cutter marked on one side “No. 34” and “WB” on the other. Center compartment has a pewter oil bottle and a small brass can filled with shot. Right front & left rear corners have covered compartments with ivory buttons, one containing spare flints and the other lead balls. Altogether a fine early pair of gentleman’s flintlock pistols. CONDITION: Pistols are extremely fine, probably unfired. One has a grain crack in the tip of forestock, otherwise both are extremely fine with bbls a medium mustard patina with sharp edges on the flats. Locks, hammers & screws retain orig bright finish. Stocks are sound, as noted, showing little or no wear and minor handling & storage marks retaining about all of their fine orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Case is sound with some very fine paint splatters on lid and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly soiled showing little or no wear. Implements are also fine. 4-33233 JR403 (6,000-10,000)

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