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SN 10737. Cal. 25-20. Blue finish with 24″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman large loop tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered tapered rnd forearm & straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. SN was observed on left side of top tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by C.F. Ulrich with large vignettes of two squirrels on a tree limb with the tree in the background, surrounded by a simple incised line and gold wire borders. Right side is engraved with the large vignette of three rabbits that depicts one standing in front of a hollow tree stump with the other two rabbits in the hole of the stump, behind a rock with foliate & floral background. This vignette is surrounded by an elliptical shaped plain border with a gold wire outline. Both sides of receiver have full coverage, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top edges of receiver have running leaf & vine patterns with a shell pattern over the front bridge. Top of front bridge also has fine gold & platinum wire inlays. Bottom edges of receiver also have running leaf & vine patterns with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate. Trigger guard is engraved with geometric patterns. Center of buttplate is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a diamond cross-hatched round center. This extraordinary rifle is the top rifle pictured on the book cover. Accompanied by a National Rifle Association of America “ONE OF THE TEN BEST ARMS” silver medallion number 382 awarded to this rifle at the 2000 annual NRA meeting. Also includes the medallion box and blue plastic stand. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Rohal Estate Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue on metal with only faint sharp edge wear and a very minor handling & storage mark or two with slight wear on the slide rod. Wood is sound with a scratch on top right side of wrist and a few other minor handling & storage marks in the varnish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50425-5 (25,000-35,000) IVORY – Lot 4189

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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