Auction No. 107 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

Auction No. 107 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

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Auction No. 107 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

Auction No. 107 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

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This sale by Amoskeag Auction Company features over 1100 lots of rare and historic firearms. View the entire catalog here.
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Caesar Guerini Challenger Over Under Ejectorgun

Lot # 176 (Sale Order: 176 of 1099)      

serial #129126, 12 ga, 32" extra high post ventilated rib barrels with screw in chokes and bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 99% original blue having loss from forend rub. The coin finished frame displays a deep floral scroll engraving and the top lever and triggerguard display wedges of scroll. The checkered walnut Monte Carlo pistolgrip buttstock features an adjustable comb which rates excellent displaying a few very light handling marks. The checkered forend rates excellent overall. The buttstock wears its original factory rubber recoil pad providing a length of pull of 14 3/4". The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors and a non automatic safety. Included is a factory hard case, manual and six chokes which are two improved cylinder, one cylinder, one modified, one light modified and one skeet. This shotgun is in excellent condition overall. (177307-31)

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Caesar Guerini Summit Model Over Under Ejectorgun

Lot # 177 (Sale Order: 177 of 1099)      

serial #134948, 12 ga, 30" extra high post ventilated rib barrels with screw in chokes with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 99% plus original blue finish. The boxlock frame is engraved in a light scroll engraving and retains 99% plus original blue finish. The blued top lever has a wedge of scroll and the triggerguard is embellished with a horse and rider, both retaining 99% plus blue. The checkered walnut Monte Carlo pistolgrip buttstock with adjustable comb rates excellent displaying just a few light handling marks. The checkered forend is in similar state of condition displaying just a few light handling marks. The buttstock wears an original factory rubber recoil pad providing a length of pull of 14 7/8". The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors and a non automatic safety. Included is the original factory hard case, manual and six chokes which are two improved cylinder, one cylinder, one light modified, one skeet and one modified. This is a serious trap gun in excellent condition ready for the competition. (177307-32)

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Aya #2 Sidelock Double Ejector Gun Imported By Interarms

Lot # 178 (Sale Order: 178 of 1099)      

serial #550465, 20 ga, 26" solid rib barrels choked improved cylinder and cylinder with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue finish displaying some scattered light scratches. The frames and locks are profusely engraved with floral scroll and exhibit 98% vibrant case-hardened colors showing just some fading on the edges of the frame. The top lever and triggerguard retain 98% blue and share the same detailed engraving as the rest of the metal work. The checkered walnut straight grip buttstock and forend rate excellent displaying just a few light handling marks and a small chip on the toe edge of the butt. The buttstock features a checkered butt which provides a length of pull of 14 1/4" with drops of 1 3/8" and 2 3/8". The gun features double triggers, cocking indictors, automatic safety and ejectors. (177286-10)

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Pair Of Aya No. 1 Consecutively Numbered Sidelock Shotguns

Lot # 179 (Sale Order: 179 of 1099)      

serial #308752 and #308753, 12 ga, 26" chopper lump barrels choked modified and improved modified in both sets with bright excellent bores showing a couple of very faint dents in both. The barrels retain 95% original blue having a few light scattered scratches with some muzzle wear and showing rub marks where the forearms attach. They have plain ribs and double beads and are engraved with scroll for 1 1/2" from the breech with gold numbers 1 and 2 applied. The frames and locks are profusely engraved with rose and scroll and exhibit 98% vibrant case colors showing just some fading on the edges of the frame. The top lever and triggerguard retain 98% blue and share the same detailed engraving as the rest of the metal work. The figured round knob pistolgrip stocks have had the combs raised by the addition of a spacer within the original wood. The work has been professionally done and very well blended into the existing stocks and rate very good as refinished in oil showing a few handling marks and a very thin crack located at the upper tang on number 2 and a small chip at the same spot on number 1. The splinter forearms rate very good as well having light handling marks over a slightly thin oil finish, they have push button releases in engraved escutcheons. The stocks have gold monogram ovals which are un-engraved and each gun is fitted with a 1" leather recoil pads that are dry and starting to crack. Both guns have essentially identical dimensions of 13 1/4" length of pull with drops of 1 7/16" and 2 1/4" and 1/4" cast off. The guns have numerous features include single selective triggers, ejectors, automatic safety, hand detachable locks, and cocking indicators. Included with this pair is a quality leather hard case in good condition that is lined in red baize which exhibits some light soiling and a few minor wear spots. This is a unique pair of guns considering the features and would have been at the top end of the AYA models. (177268-27-28)

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Parker Reproduction Dhe Two Barrel Set Double Ejector Gun

Lot # 180 (Sale Order: 180 of 1099)      

serial #20-04428, 20 ga, 0 frame, 28" solid rib barrels choked full and modified with bright excellent bores. The second barrel is 20 ga, 28" solid rib barrels choked improved cylinder and modified with bright excellent bores. The metal surfaces on both barrels retain 98-99% original blue finish displaying just a few very light handling marks. The frame is embellished with the standard "D" style of engraving with a setter on the left side, a pointer on the right, and flying pheasants on the bottom all surrounded by scroll and acanthus leaf engraving. It exhibits 90% fading case color and the triggerguard displays 95% blue showing similar embellishment. The checkered walnut straight grip buttstock with well defined dropper points rates excellent displaying a few light handling marks. The forearm is excellent overall having crisp checkering. The forearm has a lever release and the standard decorative metal tip and a case-hardened scroll engraved lever release. The buttstock has an un-engraved monogram oval inlaid into the toeline and a skeleton buttplate which provides a length of pull of 14 1/8" with drops of 1 1/4" and 2". The gun is equipped with a single selective trigger, ejectors, and an automatic safety. Included is a leather luggage case with zippered canvas cover in excellent condition lined in green felt. A very nice upland gun in excellent condition. (177307-30)

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Parker Reproduction Dhe Double Ejector Gun

Lot # 181 (Sale Order: 181 of 1099)      

serial #DHE20-02136, 20 ga, 26" matted rib barrels choked improved cylinder and improved modified with bright excellent bores. The metal surfaces on both barrels retain 98-99% original blue finish exhibiting just a few light handling marks. The frame is embellished with the standard "D" style of engraving with a setter on the left side, a pointer on the right and three flying pheasants on the bottom all surrounded by scroll and engraving, it exhibits 90% dark and fading case-hardened colors and the triggerguard displays 99% blue showing similar embellishment. The checkered walnut straight grip buttstock with well defined dropper points rates excellent displaying a few light handling marks. The forearm is excellent overall having a lever release and the standard decorative metal tip and a case-hardened scroll engraved lever release. The buttstock has an un-engraved monogram oval inlaid into the toeline and a skeleton buttplate which provides a length of pull of 14 1/2" with drops of 1 3/8" and 2 1/4". The gun is equipped with a single selective trigger, ejectors, and an automatic safety. Included is a leather trunk case with zippered canvas cover in excellent condition lined in green felt. A must have shotgun for the up coming season. (177230-1)

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 182 (Sale Order: 182 of 1099)      

serial #169112, 375 H&H Mag, 25" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces exhibit 97-98% original blue finish displaying just a few light handling marks and light loss at the muzzle. The bolt is electric pencil marked with the serial number and the bolt knob has lots of blue with a few handling marks. The checkered walnut pistolgrip stock rates very good to excellent displaying some scattered light scratches and a few minor dings over the slightly added semi gloss finish with crisp checkering showing a few scuffed diamonds. The gun features its original hooded front sight, a two leaf express rear sight and an added Pachmayr low swing side mount that is inlayed into the stock. This is an excellent rifle to accompany you on your next big game hunt. (177307-38) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 183 (Sale Order: 183 of 1099)      

serial #164543, 22 Hornet, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 95% original blue with scattered spotty oxidation, some light pitting towards the muzzle and on the left side of the receiver, and several minor handling marks. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock rates near excellent as cleaned with an oil finish and the buttplate slightly proud of the wood primarily by the toe. It is also showing a small repair in the toe and a couple of minor dings and scratches. The sling swivel studs are not present but the checkering remains strong. (126520-2218) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 184 (Sale Order: 184 of 1099)      

serial #568149, 243 Win, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% original blue with a few scattered light scratches and a tiny rub mark by the rear sight. The checkered walnut pistolgrip stock rates near excellent with several minor dings and light scratches. The barrel is fitted with front and rear sights and the receiver is drilled and tapped with scope bases and rings affixed. (127268-17) (C&R)

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Hammerli International Model 208S Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot # 185 (Sale Order: 185 of 1099)      

serial #49834, 22 LR, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original blue. The stippled walnut target grips with thumbrest and adjustable heel rate near excellent showing a few minor scratches and scuffs and an added screw hole for additional securing of the heel. Comes with a second set of grips that are left handed with adjustable heel similar to the ones mentioned above in excellent condition. Also included is a second magazine, tools, bore brush, manual, paperwork, and a Hammerli box with a faded illegible label. (127267-34)

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Rare 6" Barreled Smith & Wesson Second Model Russian Revolver

Lot # 186 (Sale Order: 186 of 1099)      

serial #33074, 44 Russian, 6" barrel with a lightly oxidized and pitted bore. This beautiful commercial second model Russian has fine condition and a rare 6" barrel length. The barrel has worn to plum brown with strong strips of original blue finish in the flutes below the rib and other protected areas. The cylinder is brown with a thinning mottled mix of original blue and brown in the flutes. The frame has amazingly strong original blue finish with about 70% remaining and the gripstraps are flaking to plum along with lightly thinning finish on the remaining surfaces. The metal surfaces have some light scratches, dents and dings. The checkered factory grips rate very good with some scattered dents and scratches but only light wear on the diamond points. The grips have correct matching serial number; and the frame, latch, barrel and cylinder have correct matching assembly numbers. The grip frame is equipped with a lanyard loop and the famous Russian "spur" is present. The sideplate is engraved with a large crown / M and cylinder has British crown / CP proof marks and view marks. The butt is marked with the letters "SH" in a diamond next to the serial number for the period distributor Schuyler Hartley Graham. This top-break still times and locks up correctly. (87232-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Python Double Action Revolver

Lot # 187 (Sale Order: 187 of 1099)      

serial #E6637, 357 Magnum, 4" ventilated rib barrel with an excellent bore. This Python exhibits light use and strong condition. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original polished nickel finish with some scattered light oxidation blemishes and bubbling in the protected areas of the barrel, cylinder and frame, as well as light scratches and a small area of worn finish by the rear sight on the top strap. The checkered Pachmayr rubber Presentation grips with gold Colt medallions are in excellent condition. The revolver has a satin nickel finished adjustable rear sight and ramp front sight, and a polished nickel plated hammer and trigger. This is a very nice example of a Python for the collector or the advanced revolver shooter. (87297-2)

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Colt Second Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Lot # 188 (Sale Order: 188 of 1099)      

serial #57544SA, 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. This is a really fine second generation that has seen little if any use. The revolver retains about 99% original blue finish with no turn ring showing on the cylinder. The beautiful case-hardened colors on the frame are a robust mix of straws, blues and purple. The checkered black eagle plastic grips are in like new condition. The grips, grip frame and cylinder are correctly numbered to the gun. The revolver includes a two piece "Stagecoach" box that rates about very good with light edge wear and the front cover edge of the printed wrap starting to separate. The box is correctly end labeled to the gun but is not numbered. If you are looking for a crisp second "Genny" Colt with the box, your search is over. (87330-58) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

Lot # 189 (Sale Order: 189 of 1099)      

serial #55538SA, 45 LC, 4 5/8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 95-97% original bright nickel, loss primarily light flaking and a couple spots of modest oxidation on the butt and two flaked areas which are pitted, scattered minor scuffs and a light turn ring on the cylinder. The cylinder and frame are numbered alike. The original smooth walnut grips rate very good with light handling marks and faded original finish, the interior panels are both incise carved "RLA" and are numbered to gun in white wax crayon. A very good overall example second generation Single Action Army revolver. (57142-3){C&R}

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Gorgeous Factory Engraved And Cased Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 Revolver

Lot # 190 (Sale Order: 190 of 1099)      

serial #N429590, 44 Magnum, 6 1/2" pinned heavy barrel with an excellent bore. A superb factory engraved 1977 era gun in wonderful condition. The revolver has been covered in beautiful Class A scroll engraving with shaded background. The revolver retains 99% plus original blue finish with the only blemish a faint turn ring on the cylinder. This N frame is equipped with full target hammer and trigger and they both retain vigorous case-hardened colors. The smooth factory coco bolo target grips with silver S&W medallions are in like new condition. The revolver includes a factory Mahogany presentation case with excellent condition blue flocking and a few faint handling marks on the outside. Also included are a cleaning rod, bore brush, bore mop, screw driver and paperwork. A factory letter dated September 15, 2006, indicates this revolver was shipped with engraving on October 21, 1977, to Warner Hardware, Minneapolis Minnesota. The revolver originally shipped with checkered goncalo alves target grips. At the time of the letter historian Roy Jinks could not say if the engraving was in-house or contractual but a series of e-mails by the current owner resulted in a handwritten notation indicating Mr. Jinks purported it was the work of Denise Thirion. The e-mail exchange is not provided. With the high interest in Smith & Wesson revolvers this is a great opportunity to own a beautifully engraved gun that appears unfired. (87122-2)

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Remington Model 81 F.B.I. Semi-Auto Rifle

Lot # 191 (Sale Order: 191 of 1099)      

serial #16661, 30 Rem., 22" barrel with a near excellent bore. This is a neat rifle specially designed for the F.B.I in the later 30's to handle a .30 Remington cartridge loaded to the ballistics of the Winchester .351 cartridge. Special features on this F.B.I. Model 81 include: smooth barrel jacket with the rear sight holes, stacked receiver markings with Remington script and serial number below trade name, Lyman 41R rear peep sight mounted on the left side of the receiver, standard dovetail with special tall blade front sight made for use with the Lyman 41R sight and increased stock drop due to raising the peep sight. The metal surfaces retain about 95% evenly thinning original blue with scattered sporadic minor scuffs and scratches. The plain walnut pistolgrip stock and forearm rate excellent; butt is fitted with a checkered steel buttplate. A nice, excellent example early variation F.B.I. model 81 rifle manufactured in August 1941. (57330-165) {C&R}

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U.S. Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle By Springfield Armory

Lot # 192 (Sale Order: 192 of 1099)      

serial #457665, 45-70 Govt., 32 5/8" barrel with an excellent bright bore. This is a fantastic Trapdoor rifle. The rifle is original and correct with proper "R" marked Buffington rear, lock and barrel markings and low arch 1884 dated breechblock. The barrel, frame and lock retain 98% original blue, the loss due to minor light scratches around the muzzle and front sight from prior bayonet mounting. The breechblock and tang retain equal brilliant crisp original color case-hardened finish. The inside of the breech is virtually as-new retaining all its original finish showing no evidence of being fired. The stock rates excellent showing a couple light blemishes and a crisp "SWP / 1889" cartouche. A proper button tip slotted cleaning rod is present. A top shelf, investment worthy Trapdoor Springfield. (57330-190) {ANTIQUE}

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Kimber Of Oregon Super America Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 193 (Sale Order: 193 of 1099)      

serial #8901237, 338 Win Mag., 24" barrel with an excellent bright bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original blue. The checkered pistol grip walnut stock rates excellent and features a solid red rubber recoil pad, steel gripcap and ebony forend tip. Rifle includes an original factory Styrofoam box with outer cardboard sleeve, two-piece rings, manual and protective cloth gun and bolt sleeves. A virtually as-new big game Kimber of Oregon rifle. (57324-3)

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Custom Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 194 (Sale Order: 194 of 1099)      

serial #294668, 30-06, 24" barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel retains 97-98% original blue with light toning and pinprick pitting along the muzzle and a few sporadic minor scratches. The action retains 98% professional applied blue most likely applied when the side mounted scope base was installed. The barrel is equipped with a No. 3 ramp front sight with hood protector and a Marble no. 69 folding leaf rear sight. The bolt is electric pencil numbered to the gun. The walnut Super Grade pistolgrip Monte Carlo stock with wraparound checkering and ebony forend rates near excellent with a couple minor light blemishes and features inlet swivel studs, unmarked standard grade floorplate, plain grip cap, inlaid oval brass monogram plate and a period unmarked solid rubber recoil pad. Installed is a Lyman Alaskan All-Weather rifle scope with post and crosshair reticle and clear optics in a Griffin & Howe sidemount scope base and rings. A nice professionally built 1954 manufactured custom Winchester rifle. (57324-2)

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Merrimack Arms Company Southerner Deringer

Lot # 195 (Sale Order: 195 of 1099)      

serial #3131, 41 RF, 2 1/2" octagon barrel with a near excellent bore exhibiting a few oxidation blemishes. This is a fine little Southerner with considerable condition. The barrel retains about 70% original blue finish with high edge wear, random pinprick pits, slight oxidation blemishes and the right side of the barrel has flaked to a brownish-plum color. The frame is pleasing, smooth ochre with strong edges and few handling marks. The hammer has strong case-hardened colors present but the trigger is mostly pewter. The smooth rosewood grips rate very good to excellent with light handling wear. The left panel has what appears to be a light touch up of varnish at the top but age and time make it difficult to tell with certainty. The barrel, extractor and grips are correctly numbered to the frame. Barrel to frame fit is slightly loose, the barrel screw has strong Nitre blue and the pistol is still functional. Considering most Southerners spent their life in a pocket, this one is in amazing condition. (86229-272) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Imperfect Brown Manufacturing Company Southerner Deringer

Lot # 196 (Sale Order: 196 of 1099)      

serial #9927, 41 RF, 2 1/2" octagon barrel with a moderately oxidized and pitted bore. This is a very good condition Southerner marked as "Imperfect." The word Imperfect is stamped in an arch around the hammer screw on the left side of the receiver. The barrel has light pitting, dings and oxidation blemishes present with the remainder having worn to plum but considerable original blue finish is mixed in. The frame is ochre with scant handling marks. The trigger and hammer are gunmetal gray with traces of case-hardened colors. The smooth rosewood grips are not correctly numbered to the gun (#736 & 9923) but rate very good to excellent with a few light handling marks. The barrel and extractor are numbered to the gun, and frame to barrel fit is loose. (86229-273) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Brown Manufacturing Company "Soapy Smith" Southerner Deringer

Lot # 197 (Sale Order: 197 of 1099)      

serial #6812, 41 RF, 2 1/2" octagon barrel with a lightly oxidized and frosted bore. This very good condition brass frame Southerner is purported to belong to 19th century conman Jefferson Randolf "Soapy" Smith who met his demise in Alaska plying his trade. The barrel is a brown patina with scattered pitting. The frame has tarnished to a dark bronze color with scattered light handling marks and fine casting defects. The hammer and trigger have worn to brown with oxidation blemishes and pinprick pitting. The smooth rosewood grips rate very good with light handling marks and four "notches" cut into the right panel. The barrel and grips are numbered to the gun but the extractor is not. The loading notch no longer functions and the full cock notch, while operational, requires an unusually heavy pull to release. The barrel to frame fit is loose with varying degrees of slot damage present on the screws. Mr. Smith got his nickname from a favorite scam of his, where he would buy boxes of 5 cent bar soap, set up a small table and announce to all in earshot that they had the chance of winning $20.00, $50.00 or even more for a few dollars investment. As he spoke he would wrap several of the bars with twenty dollar or larger bills in front of his hapless victims add them to the pile of soap bars and start selling them for $5.00 or more each. He would remove these seeded bars from the pile with sleight of hand or mark them for his "shills" to buy. His "suckers" would eagerly buy or bid for them hoping for a quick profit especially, when the shills in the audience would proclaim how they "found" money in the bar they "bought". After selling the last bar he would quickly pack up and leave with only him and his gang having profited. "Soapy" was a true crime boss of his time and he and his gang caused so much trouble that members of the Skagway "Committee of 101" (vigilantes) took action. One report indicates he was killed on July 8, 1898 by members of the "Committee of 101" in the shootout in Skagway, where he used a Winchester rifle to kill vigilante Frank Reid before another Committee member gunned him down; but others claim it was at the hand of a U.S Marshall. Except for the killing of vigilante Frank Reid on the same day of his demise none of the documentation provided indicates any gunfights by "Soapy" that would support the four notches in this pistol but considering his background anything is possible. In a letter written by J. Cornell, he purports to have taken the Southerner off the body of "Soapy" Smith after the shooting along with two $20.00 eagles. He passed it on to John Jack McPhee on April 8, 1930. In his letter to McPhee he explained how his cabin was flooded by overflow from a river and badly rusted this gun. A small binder with letters purportedly from Mr. Cornell and other owners is included. The binder also has some "Soapy" Smith background, a chronological list of all owners before Mr. Riggs and period photos of the Skagway area and Smith. This Southerner would pass through seven hands before being purchased by Mr. Riggs. (86229-501) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Rare Winchester Model 1886 Lifeline Smooth Bore Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 198 (Sale Order: 198 of 1099)      

serial #154429A, 45-70 Government, 14 1/2" smooth bore octagon barrel with near excellent bore exhibiting slight frosting. This interesting rifle has been lightly refurbished and retains surprisingly strong original condition. The receiver, lever, forend cap and crescent buttplate are pewter with traces of the original blue found in the protected areas as well as scattered light pinprick pitting, faint oxidation staining and handling marks. The barrel and magazine retains strong original blue finish in the protected areas with the remainder wearing to a smoky gray plus scattered light oxidation blemishes, pinprick pitting and handling marks. The buttstock and forend have later added varnish and rate good to very good. There are scattered light to moderate dents, scratches, flaking finish, a few small checks by the wrist. A tiny chip of wood is missing where the wrist meets the tang on both sides. The barrel has a dovetail cut for a rear sight but no sight is present and there are no provisions for a front sight. Markings remain crisp with the barrel caliber stamped 45-70 and the action is excellent. This specialty rifle includes a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum Records Office that indicates this rifle was part of order #871647 and was shipped to Wm. Read & Sons of Boston, Massachusetts, on 10-5-1918. This rifle is listed in the Section III of the B.A.T.F. Curios & Relics list as removed from the requirements of the N.F.A. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a seldom seen version of the famed Model 1886. (87249-201) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1886 Special Order Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 199 (Sale Order: 199 of 1099)      

serial #5999, 40-82 W.C.F., 26" octagon barrel with a frosted bore. This 1887 made rifle is equipped with a set trigger and remains in very good condition. The metal surfaces are pewter with a few traces of original blue finish in the protected areas along with scattered light dents, dings, oxidation blemishes and pinprick pitting. The full length magazine has strong blue color with a mottled mix of silver and brown present. The buttstock rates fair to good with light blemishes and a number of repairs. The arched portion of the toe was repaired with light synthetic resin to fill in a large surface chip plus several other dents or holes were also filled in with the same light colored synthetic resin on the left side of the stock. Two opposing holes on the each side of the wrist were filled with wood, and several checks and cracks are present. The forend has over a dozen small holes or dents that have been filled with same synthetic resin plus there are several cracks and checks, and light handling marks. This rifle is equipped with a set trigger that does not work and requires professional attention. This rifle features a No. 21 style front sight with brass blade and a No. 22 rear sight with serrations on the leaf. (87249-171) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1875 First Model Schofield Revolver

Lot # 200 (Sale Order: 200 of 1099)      

serial #1390 all matching, 45 S&W, 7" ribbed round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very fine Schofield revolver. The revolver shows proper "US" marking on butt and shows a faint cartouche on left grip panel. The condition is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 40% original blue finish with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder retains nice original blue in flutes with the balance being an even and smooth brown patina. The frame retains about 75 - 80% bright original blue finish with most loss on the straps which are mostly a smooth and even brown patina. The barrel catch and corresponding lug on topstrap retain 90% original oil quenched case-hardened finish and the hammer shows a good deal of original faded color case-hardened finish. The two-piece walnut grips rate about very good with even wear and little original finish remaining and they remain quite smooth with just a few light impact marks on the butt. The cartouche on bottom of left grip remains visible although quite light. It is unusual to find a Schofield with this much bright blue finish. This is a fine investment quality example. (17063-12) {ANTIQUE}

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