Premier Firearms Auction - Day 2

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Factory Engraved Krieghoff K-80 Over/Under Shotgun with Cases

Lot # 1000 (Sale Order: 1 of 719)      

Phenomenal USA Shooting Team Package: Factory Engraved Krieghoff K-80 Over/Under Shotgun with Cases and a Day at the Range with Two-Time U.S. Olympic Medalist Corey Cogdell-Unrein

American shooters have a tradition of winning in international and Olympic competitions and have won more Olympic shooting medals than any other country. Yet most countries throw massive amounts of government funding at national team development and Olympic athletes. This is not the case in the USA. Funds appropriated by the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee are lean. USA Shooting, the National Governing Body for Olympic and Paralympic Shooting Sports, is funded almost exclusively through donations and meager sponsorship dollars. Our American shooting athletes need your help! These are world-class athletes who stand for the National anthem and are proud to do so. You are not only buying a world class shotgun and a once in a life time experience, you are supporting the Olympic dream. 100% of this donation is going to the USA Shooting Team. Along with the K-80 Shotgun you will also have the opportunity to spend a day on the range with Olympian Corey Cogdell-Unrein. Date and time TBD with the successful bidder. Location is flexible but ideally at USA Shooting headquarters in Colorado Springs, Co. Alaskan native Corey Cogdell-Unrein is a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012 and 2016) and a two-time Olympic medalist winning bronze medals in Women's Trap at the Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Summer Games. She competed in the Olympic Games with a K-80 shotgun made by Krieghoff. When she earned her bronze medal in Beijing, she had been performing at top level competition for just two years, and the win made her the first woman in the United States to medal in Women’s Trap. The sport of competition shooting seemed to come natural to Corey who grew up hunting and fishing in Alaska. She made the National Development Team in 2006 by placing first in the junior women’s trap competition and on that same day made the National Team with a score that placed her in third. At her international competition debut at the 2007 Changwon World Cup, she took bronze. In 2013, she tied the world record for a perfect score of 75/75 to become the second woman to accomplish that feat. During a 2019 interview, Corey was asked how many shotgun shells she goes through in a year. “I usually go through about 30,000-50,000 rounds,” she replied with a laugh. Corey’s achievements include being an 8-time World Cup medalist. She is a member of the Whitetail Deer Education Foundation, Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International and Team for Tomorrow, is a product ambassador for Federal Ammunition, a Krieghoff Pro Staff Member, and the first shooter to be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.Manufactured in 2019. Blued steel barrels with dual bead sights on the raised matted competition style vent rib, standard Krieghoff markings, 76 mm (3 inch) chambers with ejectors, and interchangeable choke tube system (skeet/improved cylinder installed). The barrels are numbered "A25349". Nickel finished action with standard light scroll engraving, standard markings, single selective trigger, and manual tang mounted safety. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered walnut forend with engraved fittings, Deeley style latch, and Schnabel tip and pistol grip stock with adjustable comb and rubber recoil pad. Included with the gun is a factory case with snap cap, cleaning tools, stock removal tool, and three extra chokes (light modified, modified, and improved modified) as well as an SKB hard case with USA Shooting label on the lid. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter 9 inches from the breech both marked 18.6 mm (.732 inches) and measured .734/.733 inches; minimum wall thickness .041/.042 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 11/16 inch drop at heel; 14 5/8 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs.

Class: Modern Long Gun

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and nickel finishes, limited handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the wood. The cases and accessories are also excellent. Mechanically excellent.

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Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Pistol-Carbine with Stock

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 2 of 719)      

Rare Volcanic Repeating Arms Company Pistol-Carbine with Attachable Stock

This lever action pistol-carbine with attachable stock was manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company c. 1855. Volcanic Arms Company pistol-carbines are very rare. Total production of pistol-carbines with sixteen-inch and eight-inch barrels is estimated to be approximately 300 guns. This carbine has the distinctive octagon barrel with integral 18-shot, spring loaded magazine, brass receiver and loading lever with finger hole. The carbine is complete with walnut attachable stock with crescent brass buttplate. The receiver has the rare, silver-plated finish, the barrel/magazine is blued and the hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The grips are walnut with a varnished finish. The barrel has a crowned muzzle, rounded magazine T-bar, full rib and dove-tail mounted brass front sight. The left barrel flat is stamped with the legend: "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEWHAVEN CONN. FEB.14.1854" in three lines. The silver-plated brass receiver has a shallow semi-circular cut at the front of the ejection port and is fitted with an adjustable rear sight with elevation wheel. The bolt has the single hook extractor. The back strap has a large hole for the stock lug with a small hole above it for the stock alignment pin. The stock is secured by a thumb-screw in the pistol butt. The serial number "25" is visible on the lower left side of the frame beneath the grip, on the inside of both grips, on the right side of the loading lever and on the toggle link. The stock serial number "39" is stamped on the heel of the stock beneath the buttplate, inside of the buttplate heel and on both shanks of the buttplate screws. Stocks of Volcanic pistol-carbines are frequently found with different serial numbers than the pistols. An inventory number "313" is stamped on the buttplate behind the upper buttplate screw in tiny numerals.

Class: Antique

This early production pistol-carbine and attachable stock are in both very good condition. The barrel and integral magazine have a very attractive, plum brown patina. The edges of the barrel are sharp, and the Volcanic legend is crisp. Surface of the barrel/magazine are generally smooth with some tiny pin-hole pitting on the top and left barrel flats. The dove-tail mounted front sight is a period replacement and the rear sight is installed backwards. Both the front and rear sights are replacements. The receiver is in fine condition and retains 85% of the replated silver-plated finish. The side-plate joints are excellent. The surfaces of the receiver and sideplates show minimal handling wear. The hammer and cartridge elevator have a dark brown patina with some light dents and scratches. The hammer retains 80% of the original muted case colors. The refinished two-piece grips are both in fine condition and have most of the varnish. The replacement walnut stock is in very good overall condition with scattered shallow handling marks and retains 85% of the original finish. The iron stock yoke has a smooth, dark patina. The brass buttplate has been polished but has developed an attractive patina. This is a good-looking example of a desirable Volcanic Repeating Arms Company pistol-carbine with attachable stock.

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Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Musket

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 3 of 719)      

Extremely Scarce and Desirable Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1897 with the two-line Winchester address on the barrel, "30 U.S." at the breech, model designation on the upper tang, patent dates behind the trigger, and serial number on the lower tang. It is fitted with a pinned beaded blade front sight (bead absent), folding ladder rear sight, and a later added Lyman receiver mounted peep sight. It is mounted with a replacement forearm with finger grooves, no forend cap, and sling and stacking swivels. The straight grip stock has a sling swivel and trapdoor carbine buttplate (cleaning rod not included). The included factory letter lists the musket in .30 caliber with "Midrange and Wing gauge sights" when received at the warehouse on 6 March 1897 and shipped on 27 August 1897. Also includes a leather sling. Only the first 5,000 Model 1895s (rifles, carbines and muskets) were manufactured with the desirable flatside receiver. It is unknown how many first model muskets were manufactured, but it seems likely that only a small number have survived today, especially in the United States. Most of the flatside muskets made it into the hands of Mexican Federal and Revolutionary forces with very few having returned from Mexico (see George Madis' "The Winchester Book," page 460). These flatside first model muskets are the rarest of any of the Model 1895 configurations.

Class: Antique

Fine, retains 70% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a mottled grey and brown patina. The oversize replacement forearm is fine with minimal handling evidence, and the buttstock is very fine with a few scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. A true rarity in Winchester collecting, the flatside Model 1895 musket is missing from even the most advanced collections.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 4 of 719)      

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1903 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. Standard two-line address/King's patent marking in front of the rear sight, caliber markings on the barrel at the breech and bottom of the cartridge elevator, model designation on the upper tang, and serial number on the lower tang. Fitted with bayonet lug/blade front and folding ladder rear sights, and mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor carbine buttplate (cleaning rod not included). The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 4 September 1903 and shipment on 18 September 1903 with 708 other arms to order number 13880.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine, retains 80% plus original high polish blue finish, 75% plus original case colors, and 90% plus original nitre blue with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina and a few plum brown spots of light pitting on the right of the receiver. The lightly sanded and reoiled wood is fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches and a few small filler repairs at the toe. Mechanically excellent.

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Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Rifle

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 5 of 719)      

Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured post-1898 with the early style casehardened receiver, which was only standard on Model 1886 rifles manufactured before 1902, standard two-line address and caliber marking on the barrel, model designation on the upper tang, and the two-line patent dates and serial number on the lower tang. The left side of the lower tang is marked "83XX", with "83" repeated in the stock inlet and on the inside of the buttplate. The special order part octagon barrel is fitted with Lyman beaded blade front, Marble's elevation adjustable notch rear, and tang mounted peep sights. Mounted with a finely figured, "H" pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap, sling swivels, and a crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine, retains 75% plus original blue finish and 40% original case colors with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina, some slight thinning on the magazine to a plum brown patina, and a few scattered patches of very light surface pitting. The wood is also fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout, a semi-circular hairline crack visible in the wrist, a large area of discoloration on the right of the buttstock, and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Antique Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 6 of 719)      

Fine Antique Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with 22 Inch Barrel and Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1898. The left side of the lower tang is marked "6235 CF RB" and "6235" is repeated in the stock inlet. The scarce, special order, 22 inch half octagon barrel is fitted with special order Lyman combination front, three-leaf rear with platinum inlaid center lines, and Lyman tang mounted peep sights. The other special order features include the half magazine and takedown configuration. It is mounted with a nicely figured, special order, "I" pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber grip cap and a special order hard rubber shotgun buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration, including the special order features, as well as receipt at the warehouse on 28 September 1898 and shipment the same day to order number 7029. According to George Madis in "The Winchester Book" only one of every 1,420 Model 1894 rifles was manufactured with a shorter than standard barrel. That feature, along with the other documented special order specifications on this rifle, make it both unique and desirable!

Class: Antique

Fine, retains 50% original high polish blue finish, primarily on the barrel and magazine, traces of the vibrant original case colors on the lever, and traces of original nitre blue with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina with a patch of light pitting on the upper left of the receiver. The wood is very good with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout, a hairline crack visible in the left of the wrist, and mostly well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle in .44 W.C.F.

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 7 of 719)      

Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle in .44 W.C.F.

Manufactured in 1917 with standard markings including Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech. Fitted with dovetailed blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights, and mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent butt plate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Exceptionally fine, retains 80% plus original blue finish with the balance thinned to a mottled brown-grey patina, primarily on the buttplate, lever, and a few patches on the bolt. The wood is fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Gold Plated Factory Engraved Volcanic Lever Action Navy Pistol

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 8 of 719)      

Rare Gold Plated Factory Engraved Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. Lever Action Navy Pistol

The Volcanic Repeating Arms Company manufactured an estimated 1,200 Navy style pistols with 6 inch barrels between July 1855 and April 1857 when Oliver Winchester took control of the company and re-organized it as the New Haven Arms Company. Volcanic pistols and carbines are revolutionary and historically significant firearms. The top barrel flat is stamped "VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./PATENT NEWHAVEN CONN. FEB. 14. 1854." These markings indicate the pistol was manufactured before Oliver Winchester reorganized the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. as the New Haven Arms Co. in 1857. The receiver is decorated with the open scroll engraving used on factory engraved Volcanic firearms. The barrel and magazine tube are blued, the brass frame was originally gold plated over the original silver plating, and the hammer and lever are casehardened. Matching serial numbers are found on the grip frame and both grip panels. The lever has the number "682", likely a factory error as the serial number is "982." Volcanic pistols and carbines have a significant place in the development of American firearms. The combination of a self-contained cartridge, integral, multi-shot magazine and self-cocking lever action made Volcanic pistols and carbines the most advanced firearms of their day. The key features of the Volcanic pistols and carbines were refined and incorporated in the Henry rifle and Winchester Model 1866, 1873 and 1876 rifles and carbines. Finally, shirt maker Oliver Winchester's investment in Volcanic Repeating Arms introduced him to the firearms business.

Class: Antique

Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain nearly 90% original blue finish with the balance a smooth blended patina. The frame retains much of the original gold plating with virtually all of the silver plating underneath, and the exposed brass has a very attractive appearance. The engraving is crisp. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The grips are fine with minor handling marks and retain most of the original finish. Mechanically excellent. 6 inch Navy Model Volcanics are exceedingly scarce, even more so are those with gold plated frames! Be sure to add this to your early American firearms collection!

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Winchester Model 1873 1 of 1000 Rifle & Model 94 Carbine

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 9 of 719)      

Well-Documented, Incredibly Rare, and Desirable 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with the Factory Presentation Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine and Documentation, Including a Factory Letter -A) 1 of 1,000 Winchester Lever Action Rifle


Well-Documented, Incredibly Rare, and Desirable 1 of 1,000 Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with the Factory Presentation Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine and Documentation, Including a Factory Letter -A) 1 of 1,000 Winchester Lever Action Rifle
The immensely rare Winchester 1 of 1000 rifles are among the most coveted of all American firearms. Only 133 of these incredible rifles were manufactured, and the variety among this already rare group essentially makes each rifle a unique "Holy Grail" for collectors. This rifle is one of the finest First Model Winchester Model 1873 1 of 1,000 Rifles extant. Its rarity is enhanced by the XXX deluxe pistol grip stock. Pistol grip stocks are very rare on early Winchester Model 1873s. The included factory letter lists it as a rifle with an octagon barrel, set trigger, XXX checkered stock, Beach and peep sights, casehardened finish, sling and swivels, and 1 of 1,000. It was received in the warehouse and shipped on July 30, 1875. It is pictured and discussed on pages 31 and 32 of "The Story of the Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles" by Edmund E. Lewis. A signed "Special Leather-Bound Edition" copy of the book noting "Winchester Model 1873 Rifle/Serial Number 6594" on the limited edition label inside is included. This is one of only 50 signed copies. The text reads: "This rifle, a First Model with an Arabic 1 of 1000 inscription, was purchased by Fred Mills in 1935 from the Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Store in Boston. It was one of the first twenty rifles reported to Universal Pictures and Winchester during the 'Winchester '73' motion picture search. Mills reported: 'I bought this rifle June 6th, 1935, as recorded in my case book as follows, Win. 73 (1 of 1000) Fancy rifle $10... in almost new condition. Previous owner unknown.'" Lewis notes that the tang peep sight is a period addition, but the factory records list the rifle with a peep sight. He also notes that the lever is numbered to the gun under the sideplate confirming the rifle was ordered with a pistol grip. He also states the rifle is marked "6594" on the tang and "594" on the inside of the sideplates, the buttstock is marked for XXX deluxe walnut, and the lower tang and stock mortise are both numbered "394." Included documentation traces the provenance and confirms that the included Model 94 carbine was the one presented to Mills by Winchester as part of the "Winchester '73" search. The rifle is also listed in the section in the "One of A Thousands" chapter of "Winchester's New Model of 1873: A Tribute, Volume II" by James D. Gordon. The ledger details are listed as: octagon barrel, casehardened finish, checkered XXX stock, set trigger, and "P&B" sights (peep and Beach) and indicates the rifle was received and sold on July 30, 1875, in order 3745. It falls between the rifles inscribed for Thomas and Granville Stuart (sn. 5611 and 7282 respectively from order 3114) and is the twelfth 1 of 1,000 rifle listed in the factory ledgers out of only 133 Model 1873 1 of 1,000 rifles manufactured by Winchester. Only 63 were uncovered for Gordon's survey. The rifle was also pictured on the back cover of Jackson Arms' catalog 22 from 1965 and is listed as item 688 inside (copy included). Additionally, the rifle is discussed on page 65 of "Winchester: The Golden Age of American Gunmaking and the Winchester 1 of 1000" by R.L. Wilson. The rifle has a gold washed Beach folding combination globe and blade front sight, "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." on top of the barrel ahead of the early short semi-buckhorn rear sight which has knurled edges, the distinctive "1 of 1000" marking hand inscribed on top of the barrel at the breech, the casehardened early 2nd type thumb print dust cover riding in the integral grooves in the top of the receiver, a tang mounted peep sight, adjustable single set trigger, casehardened receiver, style H checkered XXX deluxe forearm and pistol grip buttstock with contrasting grip insert and smooth steel shotgun buttplate, and sling swivels mounted on the forend cap and bottom of the buttstock.

Manufacture: Winchester
Model: 1873
BBL: 24 3/8 inch octagon
Stock: highly figured checkered walnut
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips:
Serial Number: 6594
Class: Antique

Condition: Fine. The rear two thirds of the barrel and magazine tube retain 80% of the original blue finish and have mostly smooth brown patina on the balance and minimal minor handling and storage marks and ligh
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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 10 of 719)      

Excellent and Attractive Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1885. This rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The barrel and magazine have the Winchester charcoal blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester high polish blue finish. The loading gate is niter blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a semi-gloss varnish finish. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a sporting style rear, buckhorn, rear sight with serrated edges. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor, and the butt trap contains a four-piece, steel cleaning rod. The top of the barrel has the two-line legend ahead of the rear sight and caliber designation in front of the receiver. "44 CAL." is marked in script on the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang has the model marking. The serial number is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang.

Class: Antique

Excellent. This rifle is all original, shows only limited storage wear, and retains at least 95% blue and color casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine have nearly all of the charcoal blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, and dust cover retain 97% plus high polish blue finish; wear is limited to some scattered spots of discoloration on the receiver sides and side plates and the dust cover. The loading gate has 95% original nitre blue finish. Most of the blue is present on the bolt. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate have 98% original strong case colors. The stock and forearm are in the same excellent condition and retain 98% original finish; wear is limited to several very minor storage marks. This is an outstanding example of an 1880s production Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle. It would be difficult to find a more attractive, excellent example of a standard grade Winchester Model 1873 Rifle.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 .50 Express Rifle

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 11 of 719)      

Desirable Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 .50 Express Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1908 with the standard two-line Winchester address on the top barrel flat, desirable "50-EX" caliber designation on the upper left flat, and Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver. The upper tang has the three-line model designation and trademark, and the lower tang has the two-line patent dates and serial number. Fitted with a special order Lyman white beaded blade front sight, elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight, and special order receiver mounted Lyman peep sight, with both of the special order sights being confirmed by the factory letter. Smooth straight grain forearm and straight grip stock with special order sling swivel eyes and swivels on the forend cap and buttstock, which is also fitted with a special order, hard rubber, Silvers shotgun recoil pad. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration, including all of the special order features, as well as listing the rifle as "smokeless" when it was received at the warehouse on 9 March 1908 and shipped on 10 March 1908.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine, retains 60% plus original high polish blue finish and 40% vivid original case colors on the hammer and lever with the balance having thinned to a mottled grey-brown patina, primarily on the receiver and tangs, and a few scattered patches of light surface pitting on the barrel and magazine towards the muzzle. The wood is exceptionally fine with a few scattered minor dings and scratches, some moderate cracking of the dry recoil pad, and retaining most of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. An exceptional Model 1886, in the scarce and desirable .50-110 caliber, that would find a welcome home in any Winchester collections!

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Winchester '73 Movie Lobby Card and Photo Signed by Stuart

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 12 of 719)      

Desirable "Winchester '73" Movie Lobby Card and Photograph Signed by Actor James Stewart

Includes a large professionally framed lobby card for the 1950 Hollywood film, "Winchester '73" starring James Stewart. The colorful advertising lobby card features imagery from the movie, lists James Stewart, Shelley Winters, and Dan Duryea as the stars, along with the other actors/actresses, and the studio information. The film follows the story of a Winchester Model 1873 "One of One Thousand" rifle as it passes through the hands of many different characters in the American West. The poster itself is approximately 18 1/2 x 24 inches, and the frame is approximately 26 x 38 inches. Also included is a framed photo of James Stewart holding the rifle from the movie, with his signature below. The photo is approximately 10 x 8 inches, signature card 3 x 5 inches, and the frame is 21 x 11 inches. Behind the photo is a certificate of authenticity signed by Stephen Allen of Decatur, Alabama.

Class: Other

Both are excellent as professionally framed, with the poster showing vibrant colors and very minimal wear overall.

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Scoped Winchester Model 1885 Takedown High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 13 of 719)      

Excellent Winchester Model 1885 Special Order High Wall Takedown Schuetzen Rifle with a Winchester A5 Scope

This is an exceptionally attractive example of a late production Winchester Model 1885 Schuetzen target rifle. This Schuetzen rifle has the desirable takedown action with the standard late Schuetzen rifle features such as the 30 inch round barrel, double set triggers with the late "S" pattern scroll loading lever, and the Laudensack two-prong steel buttplate. It is fitted with the deluxe fancy walnut Laudensack pattern walnut Schuetzen buttstock and forend with both being factory checkered on the sides. The forend is fitted for the late door knob pattern palm rest. The barrel is cut for the front sight dovetail only; however, no front sight was installed, and there is blank plate in the dovetail. There was no rear sight seat cut into the barrel since it was fitted with a Winchester A5 scope. The left, middle area of the barrel is roll marked with the Winchester factory two-line markings of: "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A." followed by "32-40" at the breech end. The underside of the barrel in front of the forend is stamped with a "3" for the barrel weight. The pistol grip is fitted with the standard Winchester hard rubber grip cap that is marked: "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO." and the forend is fitted with the factory installed small, ebony insert. The top tang is marked in three lines "PAT.OCT. 7TH 79./WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK", and the lower tang is marked with serial number "113324A". The barrel is fitted with a set of Winchester scope blocks that are 7 inches on center between the blocks. It is fitted with a standard Winchester A5 scope that comes with their original Winchester pattern target mounts. The scope has an all blued metal finish with the standard Winchester factory two-line markings on the front end of the scope tube. It is fitted with the standard cross-hair reticle. This rifle is in outstanding condition with Winchester factory commercial high polish blued metal finish and a color casehardened loading lever and breech block.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent with 95% of the bright original blue finish overall, light edge wear, and minor specks of rust visible on both sides in the paneled area. The loading lever retains 90% of its vivid case colors remaining on the lever, and the steel buttplate has faded to a silvery/blue/brown patina. The buttstock and forend are both in excellent condition with only very minor handling marks on the sides and the fine checkering showing nice sharp diamonds overall. The Winchester scope retains 95% of its blue finish overall with clear sharp markings and optics with a complete reticle. A very nice looking late production Winchester Model 1885 Schuetzen rifle with scope.

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Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 Takedown Low Wall Rifle

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 14 of 719)      

Excellent Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 Takedown Low Wall Rifle with Factory Letter

This is a really interesting small bore Model 1885 with a variety of special order features. The accompany factory letter states the rifle was originally manufactured with a 26 inch, no. 1 octagon barrel in .32 RF, single set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock and takedown configuration when it was received in the warehouse on June 10, 1910, and shipped the next day. The rifle was quickly returned to the factory on September 1, 1910 for several factory modifications, received in the warehouse on December 14, 1910 and shipped the next day in the following configuration: 28 inch, no. 1 octagon barrel in .25-20 caliber, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, takedown, Lyman combination front sight, Lyman leaf sight, and Lyman combination rear sight with cup disc no. 2. With the exception of the dovetail blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight, the rifle is in the configuration listed in the factory letter when it shipped on December 15, 1910. The 28 inch, no. 1 octagon barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight on the top flat and "25-20 S.S." at the breech on the upper left flat. The top of the barrel and receiver are stamped with a Winchester factory oval proof. The lower tang has the serial number. The checkered forearm and pistol grip stock are "X" deluxe walnut. The initials "RHM" are engraved on the stock grip cap. The buttstock is fitted with a casehardened crescent buttplate. The left side of lower tang is marked "9392 X" followed by a scratched out assembly number followed by "X." The assembly number "9392" is repeated on the buttstock under the buttplate and on the buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish. The receiver and takedown collar retain 95% original blue finish. 97% original case colors remain on the breechblock, hammer, lever and buttplate. The otherwise excellent wood has a short hairline stress crack at the upper tang, some minor handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. A high condition special order deluxe model 1885 takedown rifle worthy of any Winchester or single shot collection.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Long Rifle

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 15 of 719)      

Exceptional Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Long with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1903 as a third model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. The accompanying factory letter confirms the highly desirable special order half octagon barrel in .22 Long, plain trigger and Lyman rear and Rocky Mountain front sights. The rifle was received in the warehouse on September 1, 1903 and shipped on September 3. The half octagon barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight and "22 LONG" at the breech. The receiver has the 'step' in front of the ejection port found on .22, .32, and .38 caliber Winchester Model 1873 rifles. The rifle is fitted with a German silver blade front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight and a tang peep sight. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "22 CAL/LONG." The serial number is stamped on the lower tang. The forearm and straight grip stock are straight grain walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a solid crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Exceptionally fine. The barrel, magazine, forend cap and receiver retain 85% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The casehardened buttplate is mostly a mixed crisp brown-gray patina. Patterns of muted original case colors remain on the lever. 70% original case colors remain on the hammer. The wood is very fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Civil War New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 16 of 719)      

Civil War New Haven Arms Henry Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1864. The rifle has the distinctive Henry brass receiver without the sight dovetail and brass buttplate. The barrel is fitted with a German blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight graduated to 900 yards. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line Henry's patent date/New Haven address legend ahead of the rear sight and the serial number "5358" at the breech. The matching serial number appears on the barrel, left side of the lower tang, stock inlet, and buttplate. The left side of the stock has a sling swivel, and the left side of the barrel has a screw fastened ring for a sling hook. The trapdoor buttplate contains a four piece steel cleaning rod. Most Henry rifles manufactured during the Civil War were privately purchased by Federal soldiers from Midwestern regiments. The firepower of the Henry rifles was valued on the frontier in the years that followed the Civil War. Most Henry rifles were "working guns;" the surviving examples typically exhibit wear associated with years of hard use.

Class: Antique

Very good plus overall as a Henry rifle with great "working gun" character, proudly wearing its scars as its beauty. The barrel and magazine have an untouched mottled gray patina. The fine brass has an attractive mellow aged appearance. Tight fitting receiver sideplates. The otherwise fine buttstock has typical "working gun" character including a stress crack in the wrist. Mechanically excellent. A definite survivor for the collector looking for a Henry with a been there, done that appearance. The stories it could tell!

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Conrad Ulrich Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 17 of 719)      

Exceptional, Documented, Special Order, Conrad Ulrich Double Signed, Master Engraved, and Gold Plated Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle Known as "The Minister's '66"

Manufactured in 1872, this extraordinary rifle, nicknamed "The Minister's '66", was beautifully engraved by Colt and Marlin Master Engraver Conrad F. Ulrich (1844-1925), who also did a plethora of engraving for Winchester, though he was never officially an employee. This exquisite piece of art has been signed by the artist with his "C.F. ULRICH" stamp twice on the lower tang. The themes engraved on this rifle somewhat stray away from the traditional themes engraved by Ulrich, namely his animal scenes and acanthus scroll, making it likely this was a truly unique custom order. The reasoning for Ulrich having stamped the work twice is unclear, but it may simply be because he was proud of the atypical finished product. It is currently unknown who this rifle was engraved for; however, the subject matter of the engraving, as well as some other small details, may give us some clues.The left side of the receiver features a large panel with a flying dove with an olive branch clasped in its beak, a universal symbol of peace. Also on the left side is what appears to be an amaryllis bouquet, the symbolism of which is derived from ancient Greek literature. The Greek story of Amaryllis trying to win the affection of the shepherd Alteo being a story of love and determination, which led to the later symbolism of the amaryllis plant and its use as a symbol of a shepherdess and as a symbol of love, ethereal beauty, and determination. The right side features a large rose branch and butterflies in flight. There are butterfly pupa hanging from the branch in their early stages of life. This scene is believed to represent the cycle of life as well as the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, with the rose thorns representing the crown of thorns. The smaller scene on the right is a day-lily plant, likely representing purity and light. All of these scenes are surrounded by a thin band of ivy which borders the edges of the receiver. The top of the receiver appears to feature two church steeples with prayer windows, what may be two pairs of interlocked wedding bands, and two chalice like symbols. These symmetrical bands of engraving are on either side of the centerline of the top of the receiver. These symbols alone are enough to hint at this rifle being ordered personally by or for a religious figure, but there is more evidence to support that on the forearm. The right side of the forearm has been hand carved with a series of crosses and notches just along the upper edge. These markings are interesting in that they differ in size and design. From receiver to muzzle the series features two large crosses, small cross, large dash, small dash and cross, large dash, small cross, large dash cross dash, and two more large crosses. Judging by the intentionally different sizing it seems almost certain these markings had differing meanings, of which we can only speculate. There are another series of dashes on the left side of the forearm concentrated towards the muzzle end, these being all of the same size, and 25 in number. The included documentation indicates that the rifle was ordered for a prominent minister in Connecticut in 1872. It is certainly a rifle that seems to ask more questions than it answers, but it is almost certain that the story behind its markings, both factory and non-factory, is an interesting one. It is easy to imagine a minister purchasing such a rifle to protect his flock before journeying west.Apart from the masterfully executed engraving, the rifle has the standard two-line Winchester address/King's patent marking on the top barrel flat and the small block numeral serial number within a cartridge shaped engraved border on the lower tang between the trigger and lever latch. The "0" in the serial number is stamped over a "2", which was likely a factory error. The left side of the lower tang is marked "XXX," and the serial number is repeated in the stock inlet and inside the buttplate. The receiver, forend cap, and buttplate are all gold plated, and the barrel and magazine are blued. The third type indented loading gate is finished in nitre blue, and the hammer has the fourth type fine checkering with border at the bottom. It is fitted with a globe front sight which is slightly oversized for its dovetail, a filler block in the rear sight dovetail, and a tang mounted long range peep sight. It is mounted with a finely figured smooth forearm and straight grip stock, with special order sling swivels on the forend cap and buttstock, and a trapdoor crescent buttplate. Includes a three-piece steel cleaning rod, a brass collection tag marked "A273". Also included with the rifle is a copy of "Volume 25 Issue 4 (Fall 2002) The Winchester Collector" and "Volu
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Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 18 of 719)      

Desirable Special Order Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1913. This scarce rifle has a special order semi-deluxe pistol grip stock and forearm with factory checkered panels. The rifle has a full-octagon barrel with full-length magazine. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a flat top, sporting style rear sight. A Marbles "Flexible Rear Sight" with peep is mounted on the receiver tang. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, bolt, trigger and crescent buttplate have the Winchester charcoal blue finish. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with the Winchester high polish "Extra Finish" found on rifles with special order features. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO." The left barrel flat is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "25-20 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The serial number is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. 97% of the original blue finish is present on the barrel, magazine tube, forearm cap and bolt. The contact points on the bottom and lower edges of the receiver show handling wear. 70% of the original blue remains on the receiver with the bottom and forward edge having faded to a blue-gray patina. There is also finish wear on the upper edges of the receiver. The contact points of the crescent buttplate show edge wear, and the buttplate retains 80% of the blue finish. 80% case colors on the hammer and lever are faded. The fine buttstock and forearm are revarnished with sharp checkering. This is a very fine example of a scarce Winchester Model 1892 Fancy Sporting Rifle with semi-deluxe stock and forearm.

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Special Order 30" Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1894 Rifle

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 19 of 719)      

Documented Special Order Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel and Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1901 with the standard two-line address and caliber designation on the upper barrel flat, three-line model designation/trademark/patent date on the upper tang, and serial number on the bottom of the receiver. The left side of the lower tang is marked "11821 CF", with "11821" repeated on the butt of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate. The special order 30 inch full octagon barrel is fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable rear buckhorn sights. It is also fitted with a special order double set trigger and half magazine. It is mounted with an "I" pattern checkered, straight grain, forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber grip cap and a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration, including the special order features and extra length barrel, as well as receipt at the warehouse on 22 October 1901, shipment on 23 October 1901, and return for repair on 8 November 1903. According to Madis in "The Winchester Book", out of the Model 1894 rifles manufactured from 1894-1932, only one out of every 1,250 were made with a longer than standard barrel and only one out of every 800 were ordered with special wood. The checkered pistol grip stock, 30 inch barrel and double set triggers are a combination of special order features rarely encountered on Model 1894s.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine, retains 90% original high polish blue finish, 85% vivid original case colors remain on the hammer, lever and buttplate, and 75% original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance having mostly thinned to a smooth grey patina and some scattered brown spotting on the receiver. The wood is also very fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches and a few minor blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Pre-Production Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Rifle

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 20 of 719)      

Eminently Rare and Historically Significant Pre-Production Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Rock Island Auction Company is pleased to present this beautiful and historically unique, pre-production factory engraved New Haven Arms Co. Henry Rifle. The origins of the Henry Rifle trace back to the partnership between pioneering gunsmiths Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson in the manufacture of lever action repeating magazine pistols under the name Smith & Wesson, and these pistols represented the first variation of the lever action/integral magazine. S&W was re-incorporated as the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. Smith and Wesson left to form their second business venture involving the manufacture of revolvers, but their lever action design endured. In 1857, financial problems doomed the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. and the entire assets were sold to company stockholder Oliver F. Winchester. Winchester reorganized the company as the New Haven Arms Company where the Volcanic pistols and rifles continued to be manufactured. Eventually, the Volcanic action was redesigned to use large caliber rimfire metallic cartridges created by B. Tyler Henry. The success of the redesign became the famed Henry lever action rifle. Oliver Winchester continued to serve as chief executive officer of New Haven Arms when the name changed in 1866 to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Under Winchester's direction the Henry Rifle was ultimately refined to become the legendary Winchester Model 1866. Offered here is what we believe to be the only surviving pre-production example to that famed revolutionary arm, the Henry Rifle. Although this rifle has an absence of serial numbers where one would normally find them, it is marked with a “2” on the face of its frame, likely indicating the second rifle made to handle the newly created cartridge. Its brass frame is comparable to the early production Henry frame, with contours less sloping at the rear when compared to later production specimens. The frame on this pre-production example is slightly larger/fatter than the standard early production frame and a comparison to the front contours also show noticeable differences. The receiver measures 1.25 inches thick at the side plates, 1.16 inches thick at the breech, 2.18 inches from the underside of the receiver to the top of the chamber, 3.18 inch long upper tang, and 3.18 inch long lower tang. The corresponding measurements on a standard production First Model Henry are the following: 1.22 inches thick at the side plates, 1.13 inches thick at the breech, 2.15 inches from the underside of the receiver to the top of the chamber, 2.62 inch long upper tang, and 4.61 inch long lower tang, with both being lengthened slightly on all proceeding examples to increase strength. We believe with certainty that this gun was personally studied and inspected by both Henry and Winchester, who were so confident in its design that they immediately had it engraved, either before or after test firing. The in-house engraver gave this Henry the type of embellishment he knew best and what he knew best were Volcanic arms. This is especially true when one considers that the Henry frame was so similar to that of a Volcanic. The embellishment on the frame and butt-plate tang are in the typical style New Haven Arms used on its Volcanic arms. The resemblance to the basic Volcanic scroll and border pattern is clearly evident on virtually all factory engraved Volcanic arms. This engraving consists of floral scrollwork, floral blossoms and simple border patterns. Additional scrolls and leaf patterns decorate the upper flats of the frame. As part of the marketing strategy to win over customers, New Haven Arms engraved and plated a large percentage of the early produced Henrys. Advances in decoration would soon develop during production until a standard Henry pattern emerged (see, for example, nos. 1888, 4515, 6057 and 7169 in R.L. Wilson’s “Winchester’s Engraving” on pages 23, 24, 29 and 32). The top of the frame is twice slotted for a rear sight. A folding ladder rear sight graduated to 900 yards is mounted in the rear slot. A brass filler block is in the other sight slot. The top barrel flat is stamped “HENRY’S PATENT. OCT. 16, 1860/MANUFACT’D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT.” As stated above, there are no serial numbers stamped in the usual locations (barrel, left side of the lower tang, stock inlet and butt-plate) as found on standard production Henrys. The absence of a serial number but the unusual “2” on the front of the frame is indicative of a tool room marking, likely signifying that this was the second pre-production model. The straight grip stock is nicely figured varnished walnut. The brass trapdoor butt-plate follows the early production pattern with a round heel. The Henry rifle saw extensive service in the Civil War. Besides
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Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 21 of 719)      

Outstanding Highly Attractive Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle with Factory Letter

The accompanying factory letter confirms the no. 3 octagon barrel in .22 Short, Schuetzen set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, mid-range and wind gauge sights, no rear sight seat, Helm buttplate, Schuetzen cheek piece, spur lever and palm rest. The rifle was received in the warehouse on April 5, 1907 and shipped the next day. The no. 3 barrel is stamped with the two-line Winchester New Haven address and patent date marking as well as "22 SHORT" at the breech on the top flat. The lower tang has the patent date marking and the serial number. The checkered forearm and pistol grip stock are deluxe walnut. The buttstock features a hard rubber Winchester grip cap, cheek piece and Helm buttplate. A tuning fork palm rest is mounted on the underside of the forearm. The left side of the lower tang is stamped "3085 X US". The assembly number is repeated on the matching original buttstock under the buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent overall. The barrel and receiver retain 97% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The buttplate retains 20% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The breech block, hammer and lever retain 90% original case colors. The wood is also excellent with some minor handling marks, most of the original finish remaining and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive special order Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen rifle worthy of the finest Winchester of single shot collection. Quite possibly, the finest of this type known!

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Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lightweight Takedown Rifle

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 22 of 719)      

Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Lightweight Takedown Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .25-35 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1904 with standard two-line address/patent marking, two-line nickel steel marking, and "25-35 W.C.F." on the special order, rapid taper, lightweight barrel. The barrel, takedown collar, and receiver also have standard British proofs on the left near the breech, including "NOT ENGLISH MAKE" stamps. Three-line model/trademark marking on the upper tang and serial number on the bottom of the receiver. The left side of the lower tang is marked "19952 XX CF R" and "19952" is repeated in the stock mortise along with "94". Fitted with a ramped, dovetailed, Lyman blade front (blade mostly broken off) and three-leaf express rear sights. Mounted with a finely figured, H-style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and special order shotgun buttplate. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .25-35 caliber with a round barrel, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with oil finish, Lyman front and rear sights (target sent), half magazine, rubber shotgun butt, takedown, and extra light when received at the warehouse on 11 February 1905 and shipped on 13 February 1905.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Exceptionally fine, retains 85% plus original blue finish on the receiver, 70% period refinished blue on the barrel 60% slightly age darkened case colors, and 75% original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance a brown or grey patina. The wood is very fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout, a few minor blemishes in the overall crisp checkering, and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 23 of 719)      

Highly Attractive and Outstanding Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Offered here is a highly attractive, outstanding original Winchester Model 1886 with desirable casehardened frame. The accompanying factory letter confirms the octagon barrel in .38-56 caliber and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on July 21, 1888 and shipped the next day. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight and a Lyman folding tang peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line Winchester New Haven address ahead of the rear sight and "38-56 W.C.F." at the breech. The lower tang has the serial number and patent dates marking. The plain forearm and straight grip stock are straight grain walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a solid crescent buttplate.

Class: Antique

Excellent. The barrel and magazine retain 95% original blue. 98% original blue remains on the bolt. 90% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The remaining surfaces retain 97% vivid original case colors. The case colors are especially vivid on the receiver. The wood is also excellent with some minor dings and scratches and retaining nearly all of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive Model 1886 with desirable and stunning casehardened receiver for your growing Winchester collection.

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Viramontez Engraved Inlaid Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 24 of 719)      

Attractive Ray Viramontez Panel Scene Engraved, Relief Gold Inlaid Winchester Schuetzen Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Manufactured in 1886, the second year of production, with standard markings. The rifle was subsequently masterfully custom embellished by founding F.E.G.A. member, Ray Viramontez (1933-2016), with factory style, relief engraved, gold inlaid game scenes, gold inlaid borders, and near full coverage floral scroll engraving on the receiver. The game scenes feature a pronghorn on the left and a leaping white tail buck on the right, with the serial number also inlaid in gold. The engraving is signed with Viramontez's "RV" in the bottom left of the white tail scene. The left side of the lower tang is marked "859 XX," and "322" is marked in the stock inlet and on the inside of the buttplate. The No. 3 weight octagon barrel is fitted with a globe front sight with spirit level, a filler in the rear dovetail, and has been drilled and tapped with two scope blocks fitted. There is a long range peep sight with matching engraving and gold inlay on mounted on the upper tang. The rifle is mount with a finely figured, "H" pattern checkered, Schnabel tip forearm with ebony inserts and a schuetzen pattern pistol grip stock with ebony insert, shadowline cheek piece, and a nickel plated Swiss buttplate.

Class: Antique

Very fine as masterfully custom embellished, retains 99% plus blue finish, gold inlay, and nickel plating with a few light handling marks on the barrel near the rear sight filler and crisp engraving. The refinished replacement wood is also very fine with minimal handling marks, crisp checkering, and almost all of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.

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Signed Engraved Hopkins & Allen Falling Block Single Shot Rifle

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 25 of 719)      

Attractive J.R. DeMunck Signed Master Engraved Hopkins & Allen Falling Block Schuetzen Style Single Shot Rifle

Manufactured 1888 to 1892. Barrel features combination globe front and Marbles peep tang sights. Engraved by Master engraver J. R. DeMunck with a band of light engraving at the muzzle. matted top barrel flat, flourishes of floral scroll work on the other visible barrel flats at the receiver, tight floral scroll work on the receiver with light border engraving and three panels. The right panel features a rabbit, the top features a setter, and the right features a squirrel. J.R. DeMunck signature found on the bottom of the frame to the right of the trigger. Mounted to a multi-point checkered Schnabel forend and straight wrist stock with Swiss buttplate engraved to match the frame. James DeMunck is a world renowned master engraver for Galazan.

Class: Antique

Very fine as elaborately Master embellished. Retaining 99% custom refinished blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. The highly figured replacement custom walnut buttstock and forearm is also very fine with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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