Arms and Armor: Live Auction

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Cowan’s is pleased to offer for its May 2020 Arms and Armor auction an enviable collection of fine antique arms and military accessories.

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Model 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle Shipped To Dodge City Kansas In 1877

Lot # 286 (Sale Order: 1 of 282)      

.45-2-7/8 caliber, 30" heavy octagonal barrel, S/N 159506. Weighs 13 3/4 lbs. Double triggers, open sights, double forearm screws, standard walnut stock and forearm, checkered metal buttplate.  This rifle was invoiced January 4, 1877, to Sharps dealer, F.C. Zimmerman, Front Street, Dodge City, Kansas.  It is noted as a Model 1874 Sharps rifle.  Blade front sight with a Lawrence rear barrel sight. This rifle arrived in Dodge City while Wyatt Earp was an assistant deputy marshal. In July of 1877 Wyatt joined the Dodge City Police force.

In November of 1877, Bat Masterson was elected sheriff of Ford County, Kansas by three votes, beating out Larry Deger. Bat’s election was duly reported in the November 24th issue of the Dodge City Times. Frederick Carl Zimmerman arrived in Dodge City in September of 1872. Zimmerman was an experienced gunsmith who had practiced in Germany, Paris, and London. His hardware store on Front Street was one of the leading businesses in Dodge. He knew Wyatt, Bat, and all the legendary Dodge City gunfighters. Frederick Zimmerman died in Dodge City in January of 1888. Any Sharps “Buffalo Gun” shipped west is historical, but this Sharps that was shipped to Zimmerman’s on Front Street in the year when Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson were patrolling the dusty, muddy streets of Dodge is a true and authentic treasure from the American West. 

Condition: Barrel has a nice smooth brown patina, with excellent barrel markings. Stock and forearm show use. Some nicks and dings.  

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A Fine Deluxe Case Colored Winchester Model 1873 Sporting Rifle

Lot # 287 (Sale Order: 2 of 282)      

.44-40 caliber, 24" barrel, S/N 182084A. A fine deluxe 1873 manufactured in 1885 in the desirable .44-40 caliber. 24" round barrel with standard sights. Case colored frame. Beautiful deluxe figured walnut. Checkered butt and fore end. Rifle buttplate. 

Condition: Barrel retains much of its original Winchester factory bluing with excellent marks. One area ca 12" from muzzle with extremely minor pitting that has been touched up. Magazine tube with much blue, beginning to brown. Frame retains most of its original color cased hardening, particularly vibrant on the underside. Brass lifter with uncleaned patina. Buttplate with strong cases of original cased colors. Hammer and lever retains much original case colors beginning to darken. Figured walnut butt with most of its original varnish. A few minor marks on right and scattered scratches on left. Checkering with only minor wear. Forend retains much original high polished factory varnish with minor marks. Steel nose cap with good case hardening. Dust cover with almost all of its original bright blue. Bolt retains most of its original bright finish. Action and bore are excellent. A beautiful rifle. Round barreled 1873s are 6 times as rare as octagonal barrels. 

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A Extremely Fine 'Plain Vanilla' Early Thumbprint Dust Cover Winchester 1876 Rifle

Lot # 288 (Sale Order: 3 of 282)      

.45-60 caliber, 28" barrel. We have never seen a plain vanilla early second model in better condition than serial number 6606. Factory letter says little of interest other than "Lid," - a notation that distinguishes this from an open top 1876. Additionally, this rifle was received in warehouse January 14,1878 and remained there until September 13, 1879. Gun has no caliber markings on barrel or brass lifter. Walnut butt is oil finished, but has enough figure to qualify it as 2x.

Condition: Condition of gun is spectacular. Barrel retains nearly all of its original Winchester factory blue. Magazine tube with only slight wear. Nose cap with almost all its original bright blue. Thumbprint dust cover with almost all of its original bright blue. Frame and side plates retain nearly all their original factory blue finish. Loading gate retains most of its original bright finish. Hammer and lever retain nearly all of their original dull case hardening. Buttplate retains nearly all of its original dull case hardening. Walnut butt with virtually no marks in most of its oil finish. Forend in fine condition as well. Lifter is nearly perfect. Bore is close to mint and action is nearly as tight as a brand new gun. We have never seen a better plain 1876 with Winchester factory letter.  

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An Excellent Winchester Model 1886 SRC with Case Colored Frame

Lot # 289 (Sale Order: 4 of 282)      

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 59173, for 1891. A superb example, possibly un-fired. 22" barrel, standard markings. Carbine butt.  

Condition: The condition of this most desirable carbine is exemplary throughout. Barrel and magazine tube retain nearly 100% of their original factory bluing. Barrel bands, rear sight and front sight retain most of their original bright blue finish. Frame retains nearly all of its original bright case hardening with rainbow colors. Only the most minor blemishes on left and right side to be expected in a nearly 150 year old Winchester. The slightest mark from the saddle ring. The lever retains nearly all all of its original bright case colors as does hammer. Buttplate retains much original case hardening. Figured walnut forend with a few minor marks from handling. Butt with nearly all of its original varnish and only the most minor marks. Bolt retains nearly all of its original bright blue. Bore is brilliant as new. A superb specimen in on of the most desirable calibers and would be difficult to upgrade. 

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Very First Model 1877 Long Range Rifle Shipped to H.S. Jewell, A Creedmoor Shooter for Examination

Lot # 290 (Sale Order: 5 of 282)      

The Very First Model 1877 Long Range Rifle Shipped to H.S. Jewell, A Creedmoor Shooter on February 15, 1877 for His Examination

.45 caliber, 32" barrel.  The ultimate in one of these rifles serial number 160100 is illustrated on page 248 of Frank Seller's Sharps Rifles.

"It was shipped to H.S. Jewell, one of Creedmoor shooters on February 15, 1877 for his examination. He returned it and it was sent out on March 5, 1877 to the captain of the Creedmoor team. General F.S. Dankin. Dankin approved of the action and it was part of the group sent to the Creedmoor matches in September 1877, where it may have been used by any member of the the United States Creedmoor Team. After the matches, it was again returned to the company and on March 11, 1879 was shipped to another famous shooter of the day G.W. Scofield of Cleveland, Ohio. With the exception of this rifle, the remainder of the first type model 1877's were shipped to N. Curry of San Francisco in May 1878."

This is one of the most historically important Sharps long range target rifles extant. Frank Seller's says it all.

Condition: Barrel retains much of its original blue finish with some discoloration on right next to rear sight. Front sight is absent and has been for years. Hammer, action and lever retain much original case hardening. Steel buttplate retains some darkened bluing. Figured checkered pistol grip buttstock retains most original varnish with a few minor marks. Pistol grip with silver plaque and Mr. Scofield's name and Cleveland, Ohio. Rare and valuable Vernier tang sight in good condition. Action is extremely crisp. Bore is nearly mint with perfect rifling. A fantastic piece for the target rifle or Sharps collector. 

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** A Very Fine and Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1886 'Big 50' Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 291 (Sale Order: 6 of 282)      

.50/100/450 caliber, 26" barrel, S/N 145596. A truly superb short tang Model 1886 received in warehouse March 17, 1909 and shipped the same day with eight special features including half-round/half-octagonal barrel, double set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman gold bead front sight, half magazine, shotgun butt, takedown engraved $10 in style #6. If all this were not enough, this 'Big .50' comes with an interchangeable barrel caliber .38-70. With all features and engraved en suite with the 'Big .50'. The beautiful marbled walnut wood on this rifle is 2x as stamped on tang, but appears to be 4x in quality. Style #6 engraving is masterfully executed with beautiful scroll work. Panel scene of a stag on right and Rocky Mountain sheep on left standing in a Colorado-style landscape.  All features verified by Winchester factory letter. 

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Condition: Wood retains nearly all of its original high polished factory varnish with perfect checkering. Receiver retains nearly 100% of its original bright bluing with no wear whatsoever. Hammer and lever retain nearly all their original vibrant case hardening. Barrel retains nearly 100% of its original bluing with perfect markings and engraving. Loading gate retains nearly 100% of its original blue. 'Big 50" barrel does have the usual minor marks forward of the take down lever from careless disassembly. Bore is as new and it is possible this rifle has only been test fired. Interchangeable barrel's steel parts retain nearly all of their original Winchester factory finish. Bore is excellent. Highly figured wood with one minor rub to varnish on right side. Checkering is almost perfect. This is quite possibly the only Big .50 1886 with matching interchangeable .38-70 barrel. With so many special features and pristine condition, this Winchester is a collector's prize. 

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Rare and Unusual Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 Rifle

Lot # 292 (Sale Order: 7 of 282)      

.45-75 caliber, 28" barrel, S/N 45758. This very unusual gun has a number of special features. 28" octagonal barrel is matted throughout its length. The receiver is case hardened. Rifle is fitted with set trigger. Stock and forend are of extremely fancy oil finish, walnut, but not checkered. Barrel is fitted with a folding globe front sight and standard latter type rear sight. Rifle is presently fitted with a Vernier tang sight (not mentioned in factory letter). 

Condition: Firearm is fine throughout. Barrel retains much original blue finish. Magazine tube retains considerable fading blue finish. Receiver retains most of its case hardened finish with some rainbow colors remaining. Nose cap in similar condition. Case hardening on buttplate is faded. Hammer retains brilliant case hardening. Dust cover retains most of its bright bluing. Lever retains considerable cased colors. Set trigger retains almost almost all of its bright blue and functions properly. Stock with ultra deluxe flame grain retains much original oil finish. Forend with matching grain with some handling wear. Buttplate in good condition. Action works perfectly. Bore is fine-to-excellent. A very rare and desirable 1876 rifle. Features confirmed by factory letter. 

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Special Order Marlin Model 1889 Deluxe Rifle Belonging to Annie Oakley with Factory Letter

Lot # 293 (Sale Order: 8 of 282)      

.44-40 caliber, 20" half-octagonal-to-round barrel with half magazine, S/N 100174. Checkered straight grip stock that is shorter than standard with Marlin metal buttplate, checkered forearm. Factory letter states serial number 100,174, 1889, .44-40 caliber, 1/2 magazine, date shipped November 4, 1893.  This rifle was used by the Annie Oakley Foundation in their display. This is one of only four Model 1889 Marlins with 20" barrel and factory shortened stock attributed to Annie Oakley.  Annie Oakley had a relationship with Marlin similar to Bat Masterson's with Colt Firearms.  Annie's special order deluxe engraved Marlin Factory Presentation short 1889, serial number 98850 and the present rifle, serial number 100174, are the only examples of the four attributed pieces that are short barrel, half magazine and short butt stock. Other than factory engraving and factory presentation, the two rifles are identical and unique.  As Marlin S/N 100,174 was made and shipped shortly after Annie's special presentation 1889, it stands to reason that she ordered a plainer version for use rather that wearing out a very valuable and beautiful gun presented to her by the Marlin Company.  Both rifles have been displayed together for this reason and an archive of relevant paperwork provides further convincing provenance as to Annie's ownership.  Includes factory letter confirming configuration.

Condition: This rifle shows some use. Barrel and magazine tube have nice plum finish with some blue blending in. The frame is a silvery gray to brown. Stock with some nicks and dings. Bore is very good and mechanically excellent.

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Model 1881 Semi-Deluxe Marlin Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot # 294 (Sale Order: 9 of 282)      

.40-60 caliber, 28" round barrel, with full magazine, S/N 12798 (ca 1886).  Blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate.  Varnished walnut half stock with pistol grip.  Blade front sight with elevator rear sight and tang mounted aperture.  Barrel marked with third type two-line Marlin address and patent dates with 1880 re-issue marking.  Serial number forward of lever with caliber on top of barrel forward of frame.  Marlin manufactured a total of 1303 made with the pistol grip configuration, though the lack of checkering as found on similar pieces and round barrel accompanied by full-length magazine reinforces the true rarity of this item.  Includes factory letter confirming figuration and February 1886 shipping date.

Provenance:Ex: Warren Webster Collection, Robert Lyles Collection

Condition: Fine. Most of the blued finish remains on barrel with some thinning and wear from age and use with exposed areas taking on a light plum patina.  Some similar wear to frame, exposed areas taking on a mottled patination. Some very minor case coloring remaining on hammer. Stock retains its coat of varnish with some scattered handling marks and blemishes, but no serious cracks or splits. Bore is good with visible rifling and minor old pitting.

EST $ 8500 - 12000...more

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Rare & Desirable Factory Engraved Big .50 Deluxe Winchester 1876 Short Rifle Made for King Fouad I

Lot # 295 (Sale Order: 10 of 282)      

An Extremely Rare and Desirable Factory Engraved Big .50 Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 Short Rifle Made for Egyptian Sultan and Later King Fouad I

Possibly the rarest 1876 Winchester that we have ever catalogued with all features confirmed by Winchester factory letter. Serial number 9968. The round 22" barrel fully matted, engraved on right of matte Winchester Repeating Arms Company, New Haven, CT. On left of matte, Kings Improvement Patented March 29, 1866. October 16, 1860.  Further engraved on right side, Express;  left side .50 cal. Rear sight marked 1876. Tubular front sight with ivory beads. Engraved dust cover marked Winchester Express, .50 cal. 95 grs. The frame and side plates are color case hardened. Tastefully factory engraved with scrolls and shells. Plain case hardened frame and lever. Brass lifter engraved with scrolls and further engraved .50-95. Cased hardened forend cap is tastefully engraved. Highly figured deluxe pistol grip walnut butt with engraved steel buttplate. Forend of equally superb wood, checkered in style "H."  A factory engraved gold plaque with initials and name of King Fouad.  

Condition: Barrel and magazine tube retains most original blue mixing with brown. Frame retains considerable original colored case hardening, particularly strong on underside near trigger. Loading gate retains most original blue. Engraved thumbprint dust cover retains most original bright blue. Lifter is a beautiful unpolished brass color. Lever retains strong traces of cased colors. Hammer retains much original case colors. Buttplate retains some original bluing. Nose cap retains some original cased colors. Walnut butt with crisp checkering and retains much of what first appears to be over-varnished, but a factory letter dated, 11, November 1964 refers to a notation "Limb worn polished."  Forend in similarly good condition with same finish as the butt. Engraving on gold plaque is excellent. Action is excellent. Bore is like a mirror and shows little or no wear. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this amazing gun is a factory letter from Thomas Hall dated 1967 verifying all features.

EST $ 20000 - 30000...more

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**An Important Factory Engraved Savage Rival Grade Model 99, Made for the Pan-Pacific Exhibition

Lot # 296 (Sale Order: 11 of 282)      

**An Important Factory Engraved Savage Rival Grade Model 99, Made for the Pan-Pacific Exhibition and Later Sold to P.J. Noel

.250 caliber, 22" barrel. A letter from Savage Arms Company dated January 10, 1917 specifically refers to this rifle serial number 156371.

"The fancy .250 rifle which we have in stock has a beautiful piece of circassion walnut in the stock and forearm and has engraved on one side of the receiver a woodland scene with four deer and on the other side a mountain scene showing a hunter and a bear. It has the new full carved pistol grip with a very fine grade of checking and a matted barrel but no elevated rib on the barrel."  

"We made for exhibition purposes at the Panama Pacific Exhibition last year several highly engraved and checked rifles. Perhaps you saw them when you were there. A great portion of these have been sold, but there is one in particular which has a beautifully finished stoned action which we still have and perhaps you would like to add it to your collection." 

Accompanying this magnificent exhibition Savage is an unprecedented series of five letters to Mr. Noel from Chester A. Smith representing the Savage Arms Company. In addition there is an original target, tested on 3/24/1917 with 10 shots in the black. Target with typed notation, "Ten shots with .250-3000 rifle, serial number 156371 at 75 yards. Specially tested for P.J. Noel."

On March 27, 1917 this Savage was shipped to P.J. Noel. The shipping receipt reads as follows: 

1 Rifle M/99 .250-3000 Savage #156371 (214) Price $145.

Circassian Walnut

Checked Grade C

Engraved Grade E

Stoned Action

Matted Barrel

Sights Ivory bead, 6B, 1B



The original check for the rifle in the amount of $154.48 is included. 

The historical archive serves to enhance this magnificent rifle to the degree that it is a one piece Savage exhibition in any collection of the very finest Savage 99 rifles. The engraving on the receiver is of a particularly high order and equal to the finest works by any of the Ulrichs. The quality of the wood is finer than Winchester's 4x.  

**Requires C&R or FFL

Condition: The condition of the Pan Pacific Savage is, as with all of P.J. Noel's rifles and pistols, unused. The wood retains nearly all of its original high-polished factory varnish. The checkering is as crisp as the day it was shipped. The Pan Pacific Savage does have some minor patches of corrosion from poor storage, particularly on the left side of the receiver and the take down band. The right side is notably free of the storage issues and is practically pristine. The barrel retains nearly all of its brightly polished original blue. The full matted rib does have one minor spot just beyond the rear sight.  The lever retains nearly all of its original rainbow cased colors. The buttplate is pristine. The checkered trigger retains nearly all of its original finish. The engine-turned bolt shows no wear. The bore is pristine. The action functions perfectly. Further superlatives are unnecessary to describe this exhibition Savage. The original correspondence, target and shipping receipt are included. 

EST $ 20000 - 40000...more

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A Union Pacific Railroad Henry Rifle Serial Number 7744 Manufactured in 1864 Period Engraved UPRR

Lot # 297 (Sale Order: 12 of 282)      

A Union Pacific Railroad Henry Rifle Serial Number 7744 Manufactured in 1864 Period Engraved on Left Side of Frame "UPRR"

.44 rim fire, 24" barrel. A good Henry rifle in its own right. This example is made far more interesting by period engraved block initials UPRR indicating that it was once owned by the Union Pacific Railroad Company - undoubtedly to protect workers on the Trans-Continental Railroad. Standard configuration with long range rear sight, sling swivels on butt and barrels. All numbers match including buttstock. 

Condition: Barrel with mostly smooth brown patina with strong traces of bright original blue around and under rear sight. Bolt retains some original blue. Lever and lifter work properly and are not floppy. Hammer with no finish, but crisp. Lever with attractive brown patina matching the trigger. Brass frame has been polished at one time, but side plates fit well. UPRR logo is crisp and obviously professionally engraved. Buttstock with tight crack on both sides where it meets the frame. Chip and crack where it meets the toe of the buttplate. Stock has been sanded at one time, but fits frame and tang very well. Buttplate with old attractive honey colored patina. Magazine spring is short and appears to be a modern replacement. Bore is good. 

EST $ 25000 - 35000...more

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**Very Rare Parker Brothers AHE Grade 7 Pigeon Gun

Lot # 298 (Sale Order: 13 of 282)      

12 gauge, 30" barrels, S/N 133746. Made in 1905 and fresh to the market in 2020. This beautiful A-grade pigeon gun features floral engraving at the breech. Deep, almost relief, engraving on frame. Deeply chiseled arcaded fences. Solid gold plate on grip cap. Beautifully checkered butt with fleur de lis and checkered panel at frame. Finely checkered fore end with engraved takedown. Original double triggers. Rib marked, Pigeon Gun. Parker Brother's Makers Meriden, Connecticut. Whitworth Steel

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Condition: Barrels retain nearly all of their original factory blue finish. Case colors on frame have silvered out, but engraving remains very crisp. Triggerguard retains original finish only on inside of bow. Highly figured checkered walnut stock in good condition with minor marks. Super fine checkering with only minor wear. Bores rate excellent. Automatic ejectors work perfectly. 13" LOP to perished recoil pad. Drop of heel 2.25". Barrel walls are thick. This is a great Parker. 

EST $ 30000 - 50000...more

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* Browning Citori O/U Shotgun in Fitted JMB Leather Case

Lot # 299 (Sale Order: 14 of 282)      

20 gauge with 2 3/4" and 3" chamber, 26" vented and matted barrel length, S/N 28769MN131.  The frame and triggerguard in stainless with floral scroll engraving. The left and right sides of the frame with 3 quails in gilt. The bottom of the frame with a portrait of an English Pointer's head in gilt.  The left side of the barrels marked with Browning address over "Made in Japan/Miroku."  Gold-plated trigger.  Blue barrels and checkered walnut pistol grip stock and forearm.  Black "Browning"-marked buttplate.  Screw-in chokes.  LOP measures at 14.25" and the drop at the heel measures 2".  Comes in dark burgundy fitted JMB leather case with green felt lining. Inside lid marked with Browning logo. 

*Requires FFL

Condition: Very good overall condition retaining nearly all the blue finish on the barrel with only light wear near the muzzle.  The stainless frame is very good with sharp and crisp engravings and markings.  Retaining all the gilt.  Wood is very good with light wear and scratches to the buttstock.  Bores are very good and mechanically functional.

EST $ 2000 - 4000...more

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* Browning Citori 28 Gauge O/U Shotgun in Custom Fitted JMR Browning Case

Lot # 300 (Sale Order: 15 of 282)      

28 gauge with 2 3/4" chamber, 26" vented and matted barrel length, S/N 34928MP131.  Left side of the barrel marked "Browning Arms Company Morgan Utah" over "Made in Japan/Miroku."  Right side of the barrel marked with caliber and chamber markings. Blue barrel with front bead sight.  Stainless frame and triggerguard with finely engraved floral scrolls.  The left side of the frame with wildlife scene including gold inlay flushing quail. Right side of the frame with wildlife scene including gold inlay flushing quail.  Bottom of the frame with gold inlay portrait of English Pointer.  Checkered walnut pistol grip buttstock and forearm.  Black "Browning" marked buttplate.  Gold-plated trigger.  Screw-in chokes.  LOP measures 14.25" and drop at heel measures 1.25".  Comes in custom-fitted leather JMR case featuring the Browning logo on this inside lid.  Dark burgundy leather with green felt liner.       

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Condition: Very good to excellent condition overall retaining nearly all the blue finish on the barrel.  The frame is excellent with sharp and crisp markings and engraving.  The stock is very good with only a couple minor scratches. Bores are good and mechanically functional.

EST $ 2000 - 4000...more

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* Browning Citori XT Trap O/U Shotgun in Fitted JMR Leather Case

Lot # 301 (Sale Order: 16 of 282)      

12 gauge with 2 3/4" chambers, 30" vented and matted barrel length, S/N 10631MP131. The left side of the barrels are marked in 2 lines with address over "Made in Japan/Miroku." Right side of the barrels marked with caliber markings over patent. Floral and scroll engraved stainless frame and triggerguard. The left side of the frame with gilt border with gilt flushing bobwhite transition into a sporting clay.  The left side of the frame with gilt border with a gilt duck transitioning into a sporting clay.  Bottom of the frame marked with 2 gilt sporting clays over "XT Trap."  Bottom of triggerguard with Browning logo.  Gold-plated trigger.  Green fiber optic front sight with mid-bead sight.  Blue barrels with checkered walnut pistol grip butt stock and forearm.  Adjustable Browning marked recoil pad and comb.  Screw-in choke tubes.  Comes with dark burgundy leather fitted JMR case.  Inside with green felt with Browning logos.     

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Condition: Very good condition overall with very little wear to the barrels and frame. Sharp and crisp markings and engraving. The stock is very good with only minimal wear. The bores are excellent and mechanically functional.

EST $ 2000 - 4000...more

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* Cased Browning Superposed P11 Shotgun Engraved by J. Baerten

Lot # 302 (Sale Order: 17 of 282)      

12 gauge with 2 3/4" chamber, 28" vented and matted barrel length, S/N PB3RR1357.  Left side of the barrel marked "Browning Arms Company Morgan, Utah & Montreal, P.Q." over "Made in Belgium." Right side of the barrel marked with caliber and chamber size. Front bead and mid-bead sight. The frame and triggerguard are beautifully engraved with floral scroll patterns with the left side with gold inlay English pointer on point.  "J. Baerten" signature is just below the hunting scene. Right side of the frame with gold inlay English pointer on point. The barrels, frame and triggerguard are blued.  Trigger is gold plated.  Checkered walnut pistol grip butt stock and forearm. Stock has spacer to the "Browning" marked recoil pad.  Chokes on both barrels are "IC."  LOP measures at 13.75" and drop at heel measures at 1.25".  A Browning company letter accommodates this piece showing original details and selling price of $3,032.00 in December of 1979.  Comes in Kolar Arms steel case.     

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Condition: Very good overall condition retaining nearly all the blue finish on the barrels and frame. The markings and engraving are very sharp and crisp. Stock is very good with only very minor storage wear.  Bores are very good and mechanically functional.  

EST $ 3000 - 5000...more

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* Browning White Lightning Citori O/U Shotgun in Browning Case

Lot # 303 (Sale Order: 18 of 282)      

12 gauge with 2 3/4" or 3" chamber, 28" vented and matted barrel length, S/N 11604ZM131. The left side of the barrel is marked with address over "Made in Japan/Miroku." Right side of the barrel marked with caliber and chamber sizing.  The right and left side of the frame with floral and vine engraving.  Bottom of the frame marked in gilt script "White Lightning." Bottom of the triggerguard marked with gilt Browning logo. Front bead sight with screw in chokes.  Blue barrels with stainless frame and triggerguard. Finely checkered walnut pistol grip butt stock and forearm.  Browning marked recoil pad and gold-plated triggerguard.  LOP measures 14.25".  Drop at heel measures 2".  Comes in khaki colored canvas Browning case with brown lining.  Inside lid marked with Browning logo.

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Condition: Very good condition overall retaining most of the blue finish on the barrels. The frame has sharp and crisp markings and engraving. The stock is in very good condition with only minor scratches. Bores are very good and mechanically functional.

EST $ 2000 - 4000...more

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Remington No 1 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle

Lot # 304 (Sale Order: 19 of 282)      

.44-77 caliber, 28" octagonal barrel, Remington markings on the tang, caliber markings forward of the forearm tip on the bottom flat of barrel. Walnut stock with walnut forearm and metal tip. Blue barrel and case colored frame. This rifle was featured in an article by Roy Marcot in the Remington Society of America Journal (3d Quarter, 2002: page 18).

Condition: Barrel retains some of the original blue finish blending to a plum. Frame is most a silvery gray. Stock and forearm are excellent. Bore is very good.

EST $ 1500 - 3000...more

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** Browning Lightning 20ga Over and Under Shotgun with Case with 28" and 26" Barrels

Lot # 305 (Sale Order: 20 of 282)      

20 gauge with 2 3/4" and 3" chamber, 28" and 26" vented and matted barrel length, S/N 50191V8.  Left side of the barrels are marked with address over "Made in Belgium."  Right side of the barrels marked with calibers over patent numbers.  Barrels with front bead sight and gold-plated trigger.  Frame and triggerguard with floral scroll engravings.  Walnut checkered pistol grip and forearm.  Pachmayr recoil pad.  Comes in Browning case.  The 28" top barrel is coked at F and the bottom at IC.  The 26" barrels are choked at CYL top and bottom.  LOP measures at 14".  Drop at heel is 1.5.    

**Requires C&R or FFL

Condition: Fair to good condition overall.  This shotgun does retain some of the blue finish with wear to the muzzle, edges and near the frame. Frame has some light oxidation near the edges of the butt stock.  The buttstock and forearms show use with scratches, nicks and dings. Some wear to the varnish. The bores are good and mechanically functional.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Heavy Barrel Percussion Target Rifle With Loader By Hitchcock, Muzzy & Co

Lot # 306 (Sale Order: 21 of 282)      

.50 caliber, 33.5" octagonal barrel. 1.50" across the flat of barrel, original rear lollipop-style tang sight, front hood sight,  single set trigger. Iron triggerguard and buttplate.  False muzzle and brass loader.  Bottom of barrel marked Hitchcock Muzzy & Co. Fancy style walnut stock.

Condition: Barrel is smooth and brown.  All metal has nice even brown look. Bore is very good. Action works well. A fine example of an American target rifle.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Factory Engraved Deluxe Marlin Model 1881 Rifle

Lot # 307 (Sale Order: 22 of 282)      

.45-70 caliber, 28" octagonal barrel, S/N 17127. Blade front sight with sporting rear barrel sight. Blue finish with deluxe checkered stock with pistol grip and checkered forearm. 

Condition: The barrel retains some of the original blue finish lightly fading to a plum brown. Frame has a dulled look with traces of finish in the protected areas.  Stock and forearm have a dark look with some nicks and dings. Bore is very good and mechanically fine.

EST $ 2500 - 4000...more

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Percussion Half Stock Target Rifle By John Ohrt Burlington, Iowa

Lot # 308 (Sale Order: 23 of 282)      

.40 caliber, 31.25" octagonal barrel, no S/N.  Browned barrel secured to walnut half-stock with wedge. Iron ramrod pipes, triggerguard, buttplate, toe plate, and eagle form patch box. Hooded blade front sight with elevator rear sight and tang-mounted aperture. Flat lockplate with set trigger.  Muzzle crowned for ball-starter.  Wood ramrod with brass tip.  Top of barrel marked "1868" with "JOHN OHRT./BURLINGTON IOWA."

Condition: Fine.  Barrel retains nearly all of its browned finish with some minor thinning to edges of barrel. Iron parts have a mixed gunmetal patination. Some handling marks and blemishes on stock, but no serious cracks, splits, or other damage. Action is functional. Bore is very good; bright with visible rifling.

EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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Percussion Target Rifle by J. Brown

Lot # 309 (Sale Order: 24 of 282)      

.40 caliber, 32" heavy octagonal barrel, length including false muzzle and barrel flats measure about .5" across, no S/N.  Left side of the barrel marked "J. Brown" over "Fremont, N.H." next to "Cast Steel." Brown barrel with front hood sight and lollipop tang sight. Bench rest near the end of the muzzle. Case color back action lock and tang.  German silver triggerguard and buttplate. Walnut buttstock with double set triggers.  

Condition: Very good overall condition with the barrel retaining most of the original brown finish blending to a plum patina with wear only to the high edges and light surface oxidation.  Most of the case color remains on the lock and tang. Some areas of light surface oxidation blending to a patina. The stock is very good with a light crack in the wrist running from the lock to the tang. Good bore with strong rifling with oxidation in the grooves.  Mechanically functional.

EST $ 1000 - 2000...more

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Cased Percussion Single-Shot Rifle by William Dooley

Lot # 310 (Sale Order: 25 of 282)      

50 caliber, 27" octagonal barrel, patent breech, engraved forward action lock. Checkered walnut stock. In its original mahogany case with green lining and the original "Wm Dooley" label. 

Condition: Barrel retains most of the re-brown on barrel.  Lock is excellent with nice dark blue look.  Case has a crack on the top of the lid. Overall a very nice English percussion rifle.

EST $ 2000 - 3000...more

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