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Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2

Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2

Saturday, April 30, 2016  |  9:00 AM Central
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Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2

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Late Production/Assembly Undated Mauser Banner Commercial Contract Semi-Automatic Luger Pistol

Lot # 1600 (Sale Order: 601 of 889)      

Late Production/Assembly Undated Mauser Banner Commercial Contract Semi-Automatic Luger Pistol

This is an example of a late WWII production Mauser Banner commercial contract Luger contract pistol that was assembled/manufactured in 1944 after regular production stopped. These were usually intended to supply small commercial contract both inside and outside of Germany. It has the undated chamber area with the Mauser Banner logo on the front toggle. It is still chambered in 9 mm Luger, however the barrel is not serial numbered or even proofed. It has a single commercial "eagle/N" proof on the barrel extension and breechblock. It has the standard front and rear sights and is correctly marked Gesichert/Geladen in the safety and extractor area. It has the standard military-style serial number placement and is fitted with a set of unnumbered, checkered walnut grips. It is complete with a blued sheet metal magazine body with a aluminum base that is stamped with only the number "43" and no proofs.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Very fine as partially refinished (safety lever showing pitting under the blue) with 95% of the original blued finish on the balance with only minor edge and high spot wear overall, with some very minor corrosion on the sides and face of the stock lug. The grips are in excellent condition with distinct checkering on both sides, with very light wear across the tops of the checkering with minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Kolibri Miniature Semi-Automatic Pistol with Two Cartridges and a Small Cartridge Box

Lot # 1601 (Sale Order: 602 of 889)      

Kolibri Miniature Semi-Automatic Pistol with Two Cartridges and a Small Cartridge Box

Designed by Friederich Pfannl of Austria, the Kolibri and its cartridge, the 2.7 Kolibri, are credited as the smallest centerfire pistol and centerfire cartridge to see production. Produced without sights, with "FP" imprints on both grips and "KOLIBRI" on the right grip panel. Included with the pistol are two scarce 2.7 Kolibri cartridges and a small unmarked metal box sized properly to hold the cartridges.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Fine with 40% of the original blue finish showing areas of brown patina concentrated on the barrel, slide, and grip straps as well as some mild handling marks and spotting overall. The grips are fine with the left panel a bit lighter in color, possibly from sun exposure. The box is incomplete and has one end absent from the main body. The follower is absent from the magazine, but it otherwise functions fine.

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Italian Pietro Beretta Military Inspected Model 1923 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Lot # 1602 (Sale Order: 603 of 889)      

Italian Pietro Beretta Military Inspected Model 1923 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster

Manufactured from 1923 to 1935. Features a fixed blade front and slide notch rear sights, matching numbers on the slide, and frame with matching partial serial numbers on the barrel and trigger. The left side of the frame spur features a single firing proof and a "crown/RE" military acceptance mark. Fitted with an original set of "PB" monogram stamped metal grips. Includes an original, correct green canvas holster.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Very fine with 80% plus of the original blue finish. Displaying areas of high point and edge wear, general handling marks, some light dings, and mild spotting in the grip straps. The grips are very good with handling marks and an aged gray patina overall. Mechanically excellent. The holster is very good with tight stitching, and general handling marks.

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Collector's Lot of Two Consecutively Numbered Swedish Husqvarna Lahti Model 40 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Lot # 1603 (Sale Order: 604 of 889)      

Collector's Lot of Two Consecutively Numbered Swedish Husqvarna Lahti Model 40 Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters and Accessories -A) Husqvarna Lahti Model 40 Pistol


Collector's Lot of Two Consecutively Numbered Swedish Husqvarna Lahti Model 40 Semi-Automatic Pistols with Holsters and Accessories -A) Husqvarna Lahti Model 40 Pistol
These are two very fine examples of late production consecutively serial numbered Lahti Model 40 semi-automatic pistols. The left side of the barrel extension is marked with "HUSQVARNA VAPENFABRIKS A.B." over the serial number, and the left side of the frame also has the matching serial number. The pistols have military style fixed front and rear sights and black plastic grips with the Husqvarna logo on each side. Includes a leather Lahti holster, two extra magazines, cleaning rod, magazine loading tool, canvas lanyard, and a two chamber oil/solvent bottle.

Manufacture: Husqvarna
Model: Lahti Model 40
BBL: 3 3/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Finish: blue
Grips: plastic
Serial Number: D10957
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Condition: Excellent overall with 97% plus original blue finish, some small areas of light high point and edge wear, light surface scratches, and general handling marks. The holsters are fine with small scuffs throughout, flexible leather, and verdigris at the metal fittings.

B) Husqvarna Lahti Model 40 Pistol
As described in "A" (including the same accessories).

Manufacture: Husqvarna
Model: Lahti Model 40
BBL: 3 3/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Finish: blue
Grips: plastic
Serial Number: D10958
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Condition: Excellent overall with 98% of the original blue finish, areas of mild high point and edge wear, and general handling type marks.

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Two Spanish Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Scarce Early Production Campo Giro Model 1913-1916 Serial Num

Lot # 1604 (Sale Order: 605 of 889)      

Two Spanish Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Scarce Early Production Campo Giro Model 1913-1916 Serial Number "79" Pistol


Two Spanish Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Scarce Early Production Campo Giro Model 1913-1916 Serial Number "79" Pistol
Approximately 13,000 of these pistol were manufactured. The left side of the frame is marked "<Pist.a aut.a mod. 1913-16> / 79," and the top of the slide is marked "CAMPO-GIRO / PAT. 34798-54214 / 1904-1913 / a five pointed star inside a wreath / ESPERANZA / Y / UNCETA / GUERNICA." The star and wreath logo is also stamped on the left side of the magazine. It is fitted with two-piece black checkered grips with a molded "crown / Campo-Giro" at the tops and the star and wreath logo and intertwined "EYU" logo below that. The lanyard loop at the base of the back strap is present.

Manufacture: Campo Giro
Model: 1913 1916
BBL: 6 1/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 9 mm largo
Finish: blue
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: 79
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Condition: Very good as refinished with most of the period refurbished rust blue remaining, a few small dings under the finish, very clear markings on the frame, and some softened round edges. The slide markings are mostly buffed off though legible. The grips are fair with scattered dings, small chips, a crack at the bottom of the right panel, and some larger gouges. Mechanically fine.

B) Astra Unceta Model 300 Pistol with Holster
This pistol has the Astra starburst logo on top of the slide, "UNCETA Y COMPANIA / GUERNICA ESPANA" towards the rear, and Spanish proofs. It has checkered grips with the Astra logo and includes an unmarked black leather holster.

Manufacture: Astra Unceta Sa
Model: 300
BBL: 3 3/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 380 automatic
Finish: blue
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: 537605
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Condition: Very fine with 90% of the slightly faded original blue finish, clear markings, traces of original niter blue on the extractor and grip screws, light handling marks, and some light pin point spotting. The grips are good with a break at the screw on the left panel and a small chip out of the logo on the right. Mechanically excellent. The holster is fair with some age cracks and stiffening of the leather as well as some scuffs.

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Two Italian Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Glisenti Model 1910 Pistol

Lot # 1605 (Sale Order: 606 of 889)      

Two Italian Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Glisenti Model 1910 Pistol


Two Italian Military Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Glisenti Model 1910 Pistol
Manufactured from 1910 to 1915 with blade front and notch rear sights, matching serial numbers, and "Crown/FAB/1910" and "TM" on the right side of the frame. It is marked "GERMANY" on the left three times: twice on the slide and once on the frame. Modern 9x19mm ammunition should not be used with this pistol.

Manufacture: Glisenti
Model: 1910
BBL: 3 3/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 9 mm Glisenti
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: D1345
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Condition: Very fine with 85% of the faded original blue finish. Showing some areas of high point and edge wear, general handling marks, light spotting and a loss of nickel finish on the trigger. The grips are also very good with some broken tops on the checkering and general handling marks. Mechanically very good.

B) Beretta Model 1915 Pistol
Manufactured between 1915 and 1922. The left side of the slide is marked "PIETRO BERETTA-BRESCIA-CASA FONDATA NEL 1680/CAL. 9M.-BREVETTO 1915," and "PS" in an oval is marked on the right rear of the frame. It has all matching serial numbers.

Manufacture: Beretta Pietro
Model: 1915
BBL: 3 3/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 9 mm Glisenti
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 7137
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Condition: Fine with 60% of the original blue and the balance aged to a brown patina. The slide has some slightly rounded edges, general handling marks, and small amounts of light pitting and spotting. The frame shows areas of high point and edge wear. The grips are very good with some light staining, handling marks, and some worn checkering. Mechanically fine.

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Excellent DWM Argentine Contract Model 1909 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 1606 (Sale Order: 607 of 889)      

Excellent DWM Argentine Contract Model 1909 Bolt Action Rifle

Blade front and tangent rear sights, with "MAUSER MODELO/ARGENTINO 1909." on the left side of the receiver ring, the Argentine crest on top, the DWM address on the sidewall, and "liberty cap" and "*" proofs on several parts. Matching numbers are present on the bolt, stock, cleaning rod, and trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip stock which shows a number of small proof stamps and a smooth buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent, with 98% plus of the original blue finish, showing some light handling marks overall along with some bright edge wear. The stock is also excellent with some mild dings and dents. Mechanically excellent.

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World War II Berlin-Lubecker "duv 44" Code K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Lot # 1607 (Sale Order: 608 of 889)      

World War II Berlin-Lubecker "duv 44" Code K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Blade front and tangent rear sights, a cast receiver and replacement mismatched number bolt carrier (9242), the former bearing "eagle/214" and "eagle/swastika" proofs next to the "K.43 duv 44." nomenclature, and the latter fitted with a hollow cocking handle on the left and a manual hold-open on the right. A scope rail is cast on the right side of the receiver. Smooth pistol grip stock with a cupped buttlplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Good as assembled, with 75% of the blue finish, showing areas of brown patina and scattered handling marks. The lightly sanded refinished stock is good with some scuffs and scratches. A square of red enamel paint has been applied to the safety lever to mark the "fire" position. Mechanically fine.

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Amberg Arsenal Model 71/84 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot # 1608 (Sale Order: 609 of 889)      

Amberg Arsenal Model 71/84 Bolt Action Rifle

Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with the "crown/Amberg" stamp on the top flat of the chamber, assorted German proofs, "I.G. Mod. 71/84" on the left side of the receiver, and "1887" date on the right. Fitted with a smooth hardwood stock, a brown leather sling, "crown" stamps on the right side and bottom of the buttstock, and a "B.1.R.E.4.196." marked buttplate. The trigger guard and swivel is a mismatched number replacement.

Class: Antique

Very fine as assembled (see above) with 85% plus original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear, areas of gray and brown patina, and mild handling marks. Excluding the buttplate and a few screws, numbers match overall. The stock is fine, with a number of dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two German Bolt Action Training Rifles -A) Gustloff Werke KKW Bolt Action Trainin

Lot # 1609 (Sale Order: 610 of 889)      

Collector's Lot of Two German Bolt Action Training Rifles -A) Gustloff Werke KKW Bolt Action Training Rifle


Collector's Lot of Two German Bolt Action Training Rifles -A) Gustloff Werke KKW Bolt Action Training Rifle
These rifles were a standard pre-war training rifle that was pressed into service by many German units and were intended to duplicate the weight and feel of the standard K98 rifle. The top of the receiver ring is marked with the block "G" logo over "GUSTLOFFE-WERKE / Waffenwerk-Suhl". The right side of the receiver is marked " KK. WEHRSPORTGEWEHR" and the left side of the barrel is marked "KAL 22 LANGE FUR BUCHSEN", followed by the serial number and the "eagle/N" proof mark. The "eagle / N" is also marked on the left side of the receiver. The stock is a European walnut with two barrel bands, handguard, bayonet lug, sling swivels, and steel buttplate. It has the military style tangent rear sight, graduated to 200 meters. The rear sight ladder and base are numbered "142".

Manufacture: Gustloff Werke- Suhl
Model: KKW
BBL: 25 3/4 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 22 LR
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 267188
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Condition: Very good as refinished and rear sight replaced. Showing 90% of the blue with finish wear around the muzzle from the cover, scattered small scratches and general handling marks. The stock has been duffle bag cut at the second barrel band is fitted together with a wooden dowel rod. The wood shows small indentations throughout, general handling marks, and moderate rough spotting on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.

B) Erma Sports Model Single Shot Bolt Action Training Rifle
This Erma DSM34 training rifle is fitted with a ramped inverted "V" front and tangent style rear sights with the rear sight graduated to 200 meters. The top of the chamber is marked "ORIGINAL" over the Erma logo over "FABRIKAT". The right rear of the receiver is marked "Deutches Sportmodell", with the left receiver side marked with a crown over "B" and "U" proof followed by the serial number and the one line address below. "KAL 22 LANG FUR BUCHSEN" is marked on the left rear. Full pistol grip stock with matching handguard and steel buttplate. All visible numbers are matching. Includes a muzzle protector and leather sling.

Manufacture: Erma Werke Waffenfabrik
Model: DSM34
BBL: 26 inch round
Stock: hardwood
Gauge: 22 LR
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 7127
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Condition: Fine with 80% plus original blue finish. Showing some finish wear around the muzzle from the protector, small scattered surface scratches and dings, and general handling marks. The wood is also very good with flattened metal bolt disassembly discs, handling marks, scattered indentations, oxidation on the buttplate, and some areas of darker discoloration. Mechanically excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two Rare Very Early BSA-Martini "Sporting Rifle" -A) Early Special Order No. 6A 2

Lot # 1610 (Sale Order: 611 of 889)      

Collector's Lot of Two Rare Very Early BSA-Martini "Sporting Rifle" -A) Early Special Order No. 6A 22LR Sporting Rifle with No. 8 Target Rear Sight


Collector's Lot of Two Rare Very Early BSA-Martini "Sporting Rifle" -A) Early Special Order No. 6A 22LR Sporting Rifle with No. 8 Target Rear Sight
This is a rare early original No. 6A special order BSA single shot sporting rifle with the short forend. The 22LR sporting rifle production started in 1909 at serial number 9400, this serial number "10151" indicates manufacture circa 1910. This rifle was special ordered with the rare No. 8, folding, tang mounted target rear sight adjustable for windage and an early No.19 combination, folding target globe/post front sight. The rear sight is fitted with a early "six-hole" rotating aperture eyepiece that is marked "BSA/PPAT 21332-09". The barrel is marked: "MADE BY/THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS COMPANY Ltd./ENGLAND/CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE" and both the barrel and receiver have the early Birmingham factory "Crown/B" firing proofs. The receiver and the walnut stock are both stamped with the early "BSA/three stacked rifles" logo on the side. Fitted with its original straight grip English walnut stock (with nice figure on both sides) and the short forearm. It comes with an original early "Parker Hale" wide green web sling with the double hook ends. This sling was only used for about 6 months as BSA changed to the standard sling swivels held on by screws.

Manufacture: BSA
Model: Martini
BBL: 25 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 22LR.
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 10151
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Condition: Very fine with 90% of the original high blued finish overall with some light thinning on top of the barrel where handled. The receiver retains 97% of the high polish blue finish and the buttplate retains 80% of its nitre blue mixed with brown patina. The front sight ring/globe has been bent slightly. The forend and stock are in fine plus condition showing handling marks and light scratches in some areas, both have their original finish, never sanded or refinished. The BSA stock proofs are clear and distinct. The underside of the barrel has a very old, tiny import mark. It has matching numbers on the barrel, receiver, breech block, and trigger assembly. This is very rare, seldom seen, very early BSA sporting rifle.

B) Rare Early Special Order No 8A BSA Sporting Rifle with No. 8 Folding Target Rear Sight
This is another example of a very rare early original BSA No. 8A, special order sporting rifle. This rifle was manufactured circa late 1918/19. This was the next model of BSA, 22LR sporting rifle. This special order rifle has an early No. 8, tang mounted, adjustable folding target rear sight with an early No.19 combination, folding target/post front sight. The rear sight has the rare, early "six-hole" rotating eyepiece, that is marked: "BSA/PPAT 21332-09". The barrel is stamped: "SUPERIOR NICKEL STEEL" and "MADE BY/THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS COMPANY Ltd./ENGLAND/CARTRIDGE .220 LONG RIFLE", with the early Birmingham factory "Crown/B" proofs. The receiver has the early "BSA/three stacked rifles" logo on the left side. It has a straight grip walnut stock with a wider and heavier forearm; with hand checkering on the forearm. This rare, early rifle is also complete with its original Parker Hale web sling with the larger sling swivels and screw heads. This is the correct early second pattern Parker Hale with sling swivel screws used on early BSA sporting rifles.

Manufacture: BSA
Model: Martini
BBL: 25 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 22LR.
Finish: blue
Grips:
Serial Number: 17957
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Condition: Excellent with 95% plus of the original high blue finish overall. The barrel is starting to turn a dull blue finish with muzzle and high spot wear. The receiver retains 98% original high blued finish with some slight browning. The stock and forend are in very fine condition with 95% of the original varnish overall with light scratches/handling marks on the right side. The forend has nice original checkering overall showing minor nicks and light pressure dents in the checkering with a heavier mark by the lower sling swivel stud. The rear underside of the barrel has an old, very tiny, import mark. Matching numbers on the receiver, barrel, breech bolt and trigger guard assembly. This is an exceptional lot with two original, early, BSA sporting rifles that are rarely seen on the market today as most saw heavy use and were refurbished.

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Historically Significant Swiss Model 1894 Type IIB Experimental Mondragon Rifle in Rare 5.2 X 68 mm

Lot # 1611 (Sale Order: 612 of 889)      

Historically Significant Swiss Model 1894 Type IIB Experimental Mondragon Rifle in Rare 5.2 X 68 mm Caliber

This is an exceptionally scarce example of an early Model 1894 Swiss/SIG experimental Type IIB Mondragon. This model can be identified/differentiated from the Type IIA, by the large "Lange" military type rear sight and the front barrel band that is designed for use with the Swiss bayonet. This is such an extremely rare and all original rifle that very few examples even exist today with almost all known specimen contained in European museums. This series of rifle was actually a further development of the original 1893 Mondragon rifles that was made by the famous Swiss factory of SIG, in Neuhausen. These were based on the original 1893 designs of Colonel Mondragon with improvements, that were coupled with the very unique Swiss "5.2 X 68 mm" high velocity piston cartridge designed by the brilliant Swiss designer Col Edward "Eduard" Rubin, who was the director of the Swiss munitions factory at Thurn as well as the inventor of the full metal jacket. During the development of the M1893 rifle Col. Mondragon came into contact with Col. Rubin, who had actually been working on a small caliber high velocity cartridge. Both seized on the idea of using this new cartridge in the Model 1894. This rifle has several very early and unique features such as the 1) original "en bloc" type magazine, 2) a straight pull, rotary rifle bolt that employs three sets of five locking lugs; one set of locking lugs is position around the front and rear of the bolt body with an additional set around the cocking knob assembly; 3) a manual/automatic type switch mechanism located on the right side of the stock, is marked "A," "L," and "R." (as designed on the 1893 rifle) that allowed the rifle to be fired on a continuous, rapid fire type succession without pulling the trigger each time by simply cycling hand cycling the bolt back and forth. The idea was that if the soldier positioned the rifle butt under his right arm, left hand on the upper forend with his right hand on the bolt handle he could either charge and fire in rapid succession or use the same method in a defensive mode to fend off a frontal assault, by just pulling the bolt to the rear and slam it forward into battery and the rifle will fire. Certainly a very unique and forward thinking battle improvement for 1894! The designs of the Swiss Schmidt/Rubin and K31 series of rifles can clearly be seen on this rifle especially in the rotary locking bolts. The rifle itself has a two-piece stock with an all machined receiver and bolt group. The forend is a full length one-piece round Mannlicher style that completely encompasses the barrel. It is fitted with a one-piece, front barrel band that double for the front sight base and has the early Swiss bayonet lug underneath. The rear sight as noted is the larger military "Lange" style that is very unique in that it has two rear sight leafs; the front one was probably used as a battle sight for 100-300 meters. Next it has a second folding rear sight leaf that is marked "400" on the back side, obviously intended for shooting at 400 meters. Then top, left side of the base is calibrated from 600-2000 meters with the left side of the base marked for 1000, 1500, 2500 meters. It is fitted with a single sling swivel, mid way underneath the forend held on by two screws with a corresponding lower sling swivel on the butt. The cartridge that was designed for this rifle was the 5.2 X 68 mm, which is actually similar to the short bottle neck high velocity cartridges we have today chambered in 22 caliber, only this cartridge has a piston inside the case. The concept was that the cartridge contained an actual piston inside the case with the powder charge located below the piston. The top of the piston rod was positioned below the actual bullet and that once the primer and powder were ignited the pistol would drive the bullet at a hyper-velocity, muzzle velocity (remember at this time they were just developing smokeless powder) with most velocities around the 1,500-1,800 fps. An extremely unique rifle for the 1893/1894 time frame. The only real markings on the rifle are the serial number "98" which is stamped on the various parts to include the receiver, barrel, bolt assembly, magazine follower and cocking knob. The rear of the upper tang is stamped "FAB. D'ARMES/NEUHAUSEN". This rifle has an all walnut stock, full length forend and is fitted with one steel buttplate. It has an all blue metal finish except the bolt which is left bright. There is a small sticker or label on the right front barrel that is marked "L1/1031", which may indicate that this rifle was once in a museum. Certainly worth doing some research on it.

Class: Antique

Very fine with 80% of the faded original blue finish overall with wear on the edges and high spots
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Scarce Webley & Scott Webley-Fosbery Model 1902 "Semi-Automatic" Revolver

Lot # 1612 (Sale Order: 613 of 889)      

Scarce Webley & Scott Webley-Fosbery Model 1902 "Semi-Automatic" Revolver

Produced in limited quantities at the turn of the century, the Webley-Fosbery uses a novel recoil driven operating system. The pistol is divided into two chief components, an upper frame carrying the barrel, cylinder and the hammer, which is mated to the lower grip frame and single action trigger and disconnector assembly on a spring loaded track. On discharge the recoil energy drives the entire upper frame back along the track recocking the hammer and advancing the cylinder. While this mechanism combines many of the positive features of both a revolver and an automatic pistol, it did not catch on, and the revolver was supplanted by the automatic as the primary sidearm of the military, police and civilians. Blade front and notch rear sights, with the one line Birmingham address on the barrel rib, "WEBLEY FOSBERY" on the left side of the top strap and "455 CORDITE" next to the "winged bullet" trademark on the left side plate of the lower frame. The top strap is also marked "MADE IN ENGLAND." While Wilkinson had stopped producing firearms, they continued to sell, with Webley revolvers being popular item. While no research has been done the Wilkinson archives may still contain information on the original purchaser. The hammer is checkered on three sides, with Birmingham proofs on multiple components, a safety switch on the left side of the lower frame, a pair of checkered grips and a lanyard swivel on the butt.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Very fine. The revolver retains 85% period retailer applied high polished blue finish showing some extensive scattered thinning to a brown and some minor spotting. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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Mauser Model 1878 11 mm Zig-Zag Single Action Revolver

Lot # 1613 (Sale Order: 614 of 889)      

Mauser Model 1878 11 mm Zig-Zag Single Action Revolver

This is a very fine example of a scarce early production Mauser Model 1878 revolver with the hinged frame. The revolver was nicknamed Zig-Zag because of the parallel and inclined grooves machined into the outside of the cylinder which actually rotate the cylinder during firing. As noted this is the hinged frame model with the ring-type cylinder locking lever/ejector located ahead of the trigger guard, and a safety latch on the left side of the frame that prevents the cylinder from rotating when engaged. The top of the barrel rib is marked "GEBR MAUSER & CIE OBERNDORF A/N. WURTTEMBERG. 1878 PATENT". The matching serial number is marked on the cylinder lock/ejector, rear cylinder face, on the frame, on the inside of each grip panel and "99" is marked on the hammer. The revolver has later style round-butt with the lanyard loop on the end of the butt. It is fitted with two piece hard rubber grips with a relief stylized floral and vine pattern around the edges and checkering in the center. These pistols have a rust blue finish with a bright heat blue on the cylinder, hammer lock, cylinder lock and trigger, and casehardened cylinder latch/ejector and hammer. These revolvers were later chambered in the 9mm Mauser cartridge, (forerunner to the 9mm Parabellum). Although very well manufactured and reliable, the Mauser Model 1878 was expensive to manufacture and had limited commercial sales. They remained in service with the German Army for 18-20 years until it was replaced by the 1896 Mauser pistol. Examples of this distinctive Mauser revolver are scarce.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The revolver retains 60% original blue finish with some scattered flaking, edge wear and a smooth mottled brown patina on the grip straps. The cylinder, trigger and safety levers retain 90% original bright nitre blue finish with some high point wear. The hammer retains almost all of the original vivid case colors and the latch/ejector has a smooth gray patina with some faded original case colors in protected areas. The hammer safety is a replacement. The grips are very fine with a sliver absent from the top of the right panel, otherwise crisp design and checkering. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent.

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Birmingham Small Arms Boys Mark One Bolt Action Anti-Tank Rifle, 50 BMG Conversion

Lot # 1614 (Sale Order: 615 of 889)      

Birmingham Small Arms Boys Mark One Bolt Action Anti-Tank Rifle, 50 BMG Conversion

Named for its designer, Captain Boys, the Boys Rifle was developed in the mid-1930s and was soon rendered obsolete for its original duty of tank hunting in the European Theater as developments in German armor left the proprietary 55 Boys cartridge behind. That said, the rifle was still put to good service through World War II, most famously by the Finns against the Soviets, as well as by the U.S. Marine Corps against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater, becoming one of the grandfathers of the modern "anti-material rifle" concept. Refitted with a 50 BMG chambered barrel in compliance with the National Firearms act, this Boys is equipped with a tubular steel muzzle brake, a hooded blade front sight, and a new fully adjustable Williams peep sight in lieu of the original 2-position peep, as well as a 4 5/8 inch segment of mounting rail (unknown style) fitted to the left side of the magazine well. Assorted British proofs are present, in addition to the model marking on the left side of the frame, with a turned bolt and a canted pistol grip. The barreled receiver is installed in a shock-absorbing rail frame stock, with an early pattern "T" bar bipod, a rear pistol grip with metal knuckle guard, hardwood cheekpiece, and a metal buttplate with integral oiler and a thick leatherette pad.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine as professionally rebarreled/refinished/refurbished, with some light handling marks overall and a few patches of spotting on and around the magazine. The stock is in equal condition. Mechanically excellent.

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Scarce Post World War I Winchester Pattern 1914 Sniper Rifle with Matching Scope

Lot # 1615 (Sale Order: 616 of 889)      

Scarce Post World War I Winchester Pattern 1914 Sniper Rifle with Matching Scope

This is a very fine example of a scarce Winchester Pattern 14 sniper rifle fitted with BSA Model 1918 Telescopic Sight. This is one of a approximately 75 each Pattern 14 MK I*W(T) that were manufactured by the British for the Irish Free State during the early 1930s. This rifle has the distinctive encircled "FF" Irish Free State marking on the back of the rear scope mount and the telescopic sight tube is stamped with the "three stacked rifles/B.S.A." trademark. The Irish Pattern 14 Sniper Rifles were never actually issued for use during WWII with most being sold as surplus in the United States by the Irish government during the 1950s. The top of the receiver ring and the left side of the rear sight protective "ear" are fitted with a double claw front scope base with a single claw scope mount on the rear similar to the early German GEW sniper rifles. The serial number on the receiver is covered by the scope base, however the right side of the rear sight protective ear is stamped with the rifle serial number: "W237736". The left side of the receiver is stamped with the British "Broad Arrow" property mark and British Crossed Pennant/"G.R." proofmark. The bolt handle is stamped with the Winchester "W" on the bottom and the serial number "237736" on the top. A five-pointed star is stamped on the bolt handle and the ejector. The right side of the stock is stamped with "IW/PATTERN 14" in a circle just in front of the brass identification disk. The end of the stock forearm is stamped "W/35". The telescopic sight is stamped with the "three stacked rifles/B.S.A." trademark with the eyepiece marked "MODEL/1918". The left side of the scope tube is marked "237736". The telescopic sight has a post and cross-hair reticle. The rifle has the standard blade front sight with the tangent rear sight graduated from 2-17 (200-1,700 meters) with the fine elevation adjustment screw fitted on the side that was only issued on British Pattern 14 Sniper Rifles. The long-range volley front and rear sights on the left side of the receiver and forearm were removed during the sniper conversion. The rifle and scope have a matching, dull blue finish. The bolt is bright. The stock and handguard are oil-finished black walnut. It is complete with an original set of leather scope covers, that are marked "F.L./25" on the front end.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine with 95% of the arsenal refurbished blued finish with only minor edge and high spot wear. The refinished stock and handguards are all in very fine condition with clear visible markings having been lightly refurbished and then reoiled/varnished. The scope retains most of its arsenal black finish with a clear optics that are a little hazy. As noted this rifle has all matching numbers to include the bolt and scope. A very scarce example of a early post WWI Irish contract Winchester pattern 14 sniper rifle.

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Scarce Early Serial Number "289" British Enfield Pattern 1913 Trials Rifle in the Rare British .276

Lot # 1616 (Sale Order: 617 of 889)      

Scarce Early Serial Number "289" British Enfield Pattern 1913 Trials Rifle in the Rare British .276 Caliber

This is a beautiful example of a scarce early British Pattern 1913 trials rifle in the very rare British .276 caliber. This rifle was manufactured in 1912/13 with a total production of only 1252 manufactured in two groups; approximately 508 in late 1912 and 743 in early 1913. These rifle wee issued to issued to several British commands; namely the northern and southern commands in England, Egypt, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the School of Musketry. They saw heavy use with all eventually being returned. Some saw a very limited use in WWI, however they proved to be inferior to the standard Lee Enfield and were pulled from service. All were eventually sold off as commercial rifles in the 1950s. This beautiful rifle remains in its all original, unaltered condition with its original five-lands and groove barrel that correctly measures .276 diameter. It has the all blued metal finish with the bright polished bolt body. It retains its original one-piece walnut stock and two handguards with the stock having the early pattern four angled, grasping grooves on each side of the forestock area. These were later dropped in favor of horizontal finger grooves, in the Pattern 14 and 1917 Enfields. The right side of the receiver is stamped with the early serial number "289", which is also stamped on the right side of the stock and on the side of the base of the bolt handle. The top of the receiver ring is proofed with a double acceptance and firing proof, that is a "Crown/40/E" and a "Crown/X5" proof with a third proof at the edge of he wood line that looks like a "Crown/L5". Proof. The left rear side of the receiver is stamped with a "S" over a "Double Broad Arrow" indicating it was released for commercial sales. The rifle still retains the early, original volley sights that are mounted on the left side of the rifle stock and rear receiver. It is complete with a WWI type Enfield web sling.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine with 90% of its original blue finish with some thinning and blue loss on the buttplate. The revarnished stock and handguard are both in fine condition with the wood being very lightly cleaned (not sanded) with some of the heavier pressure dents improved with old type wood filler. The stock and handguard have been lightly reoiled/varnished overall. The markings are clear and sharp. These rifles are difficult to obtain in any condition with this, fine condition rifle being difficult to improve or upgrade on. If you are a British rifle collector, don't let this one get away!

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Exceptionally Fine Sterling Silver Marked Canadian Civilian Rifle Association Marksmanship Trophy

Lot # 1617 (Sale Order: 618 of 889)      

Exceptionally Fine Sterling Silver Marked Canadian Civilian Rifle Association Marksmanship Trophy

This silver plate has four clusters of three raised relief maple leaves at the edges, a fifth set of leaves under a target and crossed rifles at the top, a textured "branch" border, and is marked "PRESENTED BY THE DOMINION OF CANADA FOR SKILL IN RIFLE SHOOTING TO MEMBERS OF CIVILIAN RIFLE ASSOCNS WON BY GR JOYNT AGASSIZ. RIFLE ASSOC 1911" in ribbons around the early Canadian Royal Coat of Arms. Near the bottom of the plate is a small "STERLING/BIRKS" stamp. George Joynt was among the earliest members of the Agassiz Rifle Association and was on the original managing committee. He was the team captain in 1912. Their range first opened in 1910. The included research documents list G. Joynt as one of the top shooters on the Agassiz Rifle Club team in 1912. Also included is information on silversmith Henry Birks, the Tiffany of Canada.

Class: Other

Very fine with a mild aged patina and some light handling and storage marks.

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Scarce Mauser Model 1878 "Zig-Zag" Single Action Revolver

Lot # 1618 (Sale Order: 619 of 889)      

Scarce Mauser Model 1878 "Zig-Zag" Single Action Revolver

Nicknamed for the machined grooves that serve to cycle and lock the cylinder, this is an improved break-open version of the 1878 with a star extractor. While sturdy and well-made, the "Zig Zag" was discontinued in favor of the 1896 'Broomhandle' semi-automatic pistol, though some are known to have been carried by participants in the First World War. Blade front and notch rear sights, with the top of the barrel rib marked "GEBR.MAUSER&Cie OBERNDORF a/N. WURTTEMBERG.1878." and a vented cutout above the cylinder. A safety switch is installed on the left side of the barrel lug, which interfaces with the cylinder and locks out the release latch on the front. Fitted with checkered grips.

Class: Antique

Good as replated with 85% of the chrome plating. Showing areas of light to moderate pitting under the chrome surface, general handling marks and some lightly discolored areas. The grips are fine with general handling marks, light tool marks around the screws, and a few heavier indentations around the butt. Mechanically very good.

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Webley "WG" Army Model Double Action Revolver with Manton & Company Retailer Markings, Case and Acce

Lot # 1619 (Sale Order: 620 of 889)      

Webley "WG" Army Model Double Action Revolver with Manton & Company Retailer Markings, Case and Accessories

German silver blade front and notch rear sights, with "MANTON & Co LONDON & CALCUTTA" on the rib, ""WG" ARMY MODEL" on the left side of the top strap, "455/476" on the barrel lug, and "WEBLEY/PATENTS" next to the "winged bullet" trademark on the frame next to the cylinder release lever. The cylinder is numbered "206", "7163" on the right side of the barrel and "K8986" on the underside of the lug, and the left side of the grip frame is numbered both "0206" and "8986". Fitted with a pair of checkered grips. Included with the revolver is an English cut blue felt lined hardwood case with a Manton & Company Calcutta address label inside the lid, a glass oil container, a small ebony handled screwdriver, cleaning material and a twenty-four round cartridge block.

Class: Antique

Very good as refinished, with 80% of the dull blue finish, showing some light scratches on the top strap, a mixed brown and gray patina on the grip straps, bright edge wear and scattered spotting. The recheckered grips are very good, with some mild dings and flat spots. The action is fair overall, though the cylinder stop is stuck down; it does not interfere with firing, but does allow the cylinder to spin freely when the trigger is released. The case is fair, with some scuffs and dents on the wood and wear and staining on the interior.

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Webley & Scott WG Target Model Double Action Revolver

Lot # 1620 (Sale Order: 621 of 889)      

Webley & Scott WG Target Model Double Action Revolver

Manufactured from 1882 to 1896. The front sight has a pinned brass blade and the target rear sight is drift adjustable for windage. The top of the rib is marked "P. WEBLEY & SON LONDON & BIRMINGHAM" and the barrel lug on the left side is marked "450/455." The left side of the top strap is marked "WG TARGET MODEL" and the left side of the frame has the winged bullet logo and "WEBLEY/PATENTS." The rear cylinder face has the partial serial number (783) and the caliber marking "455." Fitted with checkered grips which are also numbered to the gun. The full serial number "21783" is found on the right side of the frame and on the left side of the frame under the grip panel.

Class: Antique

Fine with 40% of the faded original high polished blue finish. Displaying areas of high point and edge wear, general handling marks in and around the grip area, small amounts of light spotting and small surface scratches throughout. The grips appear slightly undersized for the frame with well defined checkering, some light dings, and a repaired upper rear corner on the right panel. Mechanically fine.

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German Schilling & Haenel Model 1883 Single Action Reichs Revolver

Lot # 1621 (Sale Order: 622 of 889)      

German Schilling & Haenel Model 1883 Single Action Reichs Revolver

Blade and notch sights, with the "V.C.S. * C.G.H/ SUHL" maker's mark on the left side of the frame, with matching full and partial numbers overall. Fitted with a checkered hammer, smooth trigger, and bag shaped grips with a lanyard ring on the butt.

Class: Antique

Very fine with 75% of the bright original high polish blue finish, showing scattered scratches and dents, bright edge wear and patches of brown and gray patina. Fine straw colors are present on the cylinder pin and the pin catch, along with traces of niter blue on the safety and grip escutcheons. Some dings and flat spots are present on the grips. Mechanically excellent.

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Smith & Wesson Second Model .455 Mark II Hand Ejector Double Action Revolver with British Military M

Lot # 1622 (Sale Order: 623 of 889)      

Smith & Wesson Second Model .455 Mark II Hand Ejector Double Action Revolver with British Military Markings

Manufactured between 1915 and 1917. Features a forged round blade (blade has been altered to a flat top) front and frame notch rear sights. The frame and crane are marked with opposing British broad arrow marks indicating the revolver was sold as surplus after its use with the military. A crossed pennant marking is also found on the left side of the frame. The left rear of the frame is marked with "arrow/crown/40/E/II" and the butt is marked with the serial number and a "crown/30" mark. The lanyard ring is absent and a lead plug is in the hole. The grips are checkered with diamond patterns around the screws and inset S&W medallions.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Fine with 50% plus of the original blue finish remaining. The balance has aged to a mottled brown/gray patina with areas of pitting visible at the muzzle and on the cylinder. The grip straps have moderate rough spotting and all of the markings are clear. The grips are about good with a few gouges and dents on the left panel, small dings around the butt, and some bruised checkering. Mechanically needs adjustment as there is something hanging up the action in double action, cycling in single action is normal.

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Webley & Scott Mark I Semi-Automatic Pistol

Lot # 1623 (Sale Order: 624 of 889)      

Webley & Scott Mark I Semi-Automatic Pistol

Dated 1913, the introductory year for the model, with a serial number in the first one-thousand produced. Patridge blade front sight, windage adjustable rear, and the three-line model and caliber markings on the left side of the slide behind the Webley "winged bullet" logo. Matching numbers are present on the frame, grip safety, and the underside of the slide. Fitted with a serrated ring hammer and a pair of checkered hard rubber grips.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Very fine with 70% of the original blue finish, showing gray and brown patina on the grip straps and barrel, bright edge wear and scattered spotting and handling marks. The grips are fine with some cracking on the left panel and mild dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Webley & Scott Model 1913 Navy Marked Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and Shoulder Strap

Lot # 1624 (Sale Order: 625 of 889)      

Webley & Scott Model 1913 Navy Marked Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster and Shoulder Strap

The is a fine example of a late production, British Model 1913 semi-automatic pistol that was manufactured by Webley & Scott Company. This design was the result of years of development work by Webley & Scott in conjunction with the British Army, as they recognized the need for a semi-automatic pistol based on what every other country was developing. This pistol design was finally adopted by the British Navy as the Model 1913 MK 1 "N" for Royal Navy issue. Unfortunately the British Army decided to remain with the large British revolver as their service sidearm as it was more reliable and cheaper to manufacture. The left side of the slide is marked with the Webley & Scott "flying bullet" logo followed by "WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD/PISTOL SELF - LOADING 455 MARK 1 N/1916". The top of the breech block and slide are stamped with the rare "British Crown/GP/Crossed Pennant" proofs and "Crown/V" firing proofs with the British "Broad Arrow" and "British Army acceptance" proofs on the side of the frame, grip safety and hammer. The pistol is equipped with a fixed front sight and a drift adjustable rear sight. It is fitted with a set of black, checkered grips. It is fitted with a bottom release magazine with a lanyard stud and loop on the lower frame. A leather holster and shoulder strap is included with pistol. The holster is unique in that its made from one-piece of stamped leather that is folded over and riveted on the side with "10" steel and copper rivets. It has a sewn in toe in the bottom with a single strap for the flap with the shoulder strap sewn on the back. Inside the flap it is stamped with a single "Crown/Broad Arrow" proofmark.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Very fine as refinished with 85% of the arsenal refurbished matte blued finish overall with only minor edge and high spot wear. The markings are clear and sharp. The grips are in very fine condition with nice distinct checkering on both sides of the grips mixed with light wear and nicks in the tops of the checkering in a few places. The holster is in fine condition overall with a nice medium brown color overall with only minor scratches and handling marks.

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