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Auction No. 118 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

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This sale by Amoskeag Auction Company features over 1100 lots of rare and historic firearms. View the entire catalog here.
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Winchester Model 1892 Early Production Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1892 Early Production Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 1114)

serial #21768, 32 WCF, 24" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel, magazine tube and nosecap retain about 97% original blue, the loss is due to some light fading, sharp edge wear and a bit of light wear at the muzzle, there are also the small, sparsely scattered handful of handling marks here or there but they are very unobtrusive. The receiver retains a similar amount of original blue, showing perhaps a bit more edge wear with some toning along its upper edges and the beginnings of the oft-seen length-wise Winchester striations. The lever shows some stunning original color case-hardening, nearly all of which remains, toning only in the radiused areas of the lever, with one small area of light pitting. The hammer as well shows some excellent original color case-hardening with strong blue on the trigger and pale blue on the loading gate. The buttplate as well shows strong smoky mottled case-hardening, primarily on its tang, more silvery on the butt portion. The smooth walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus with much original varnish and the expected near overall very light handling marks from the years. The original silver blade front sight is intact as is the semi-buckhorn Rocky Mountain rear and a nice Lyman No. 1A tang sight is in place at the tang. Really a very nice 1892 overall, manufactured in the 2nd year of production. (38812-6) {ANTIQUE}

serial #21768, 32 WCF, 24" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel, magazine tube and nosecap retain about 97% original blue, the loss is due to some ligh...moret fading, sharp edge wear and a bit of light wear at the muzzle, there are also the small, sparsely scattered handful of handling marks here or there but they are very unobtrusive. The receiver retains a similar amount of original blue, showing perhaps a bit more edge wear with some toning along its upper edges and the beginnings of the oft-seen length-wise Winchester striations. The lever shows some stunning original color case-hardening, nearly all of which remains, toning only in the radiused areas of the lever, with one small area of light pitting. The hammer as well shows some excellent original color case-hardening with strong blue on the trigger and pale blue on the loading gate. The buttplate as well shows strong smoky mottled case-hardening, primarily on its tang, more silvery on the butt portion. The smooth walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus with much original varnish and the expected near overall very light handling marks from the years. The original silver blade front sight is intact as is the semi-buckhorn Rocky Mountain rear and a nice Lyman No. 1A tang sight is in place at the tang. Really a very nice 1892 overall, manufactured in the 2nd year of production. (38812-6) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 1114)

Description Update (5/31/18): Caliber is 348 Winchester

serial #43542, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains 97-98% original blue, loss due to very thin silvering along the muzzle, a couple tiny hair line scratches and some sparse very fine oxidation staining along the right rear side of the the barrel. The action retains 98% original blue with the loss due to light edge wear and some scattered fine oxidation staining particularly along the left side of the receiver and lever. The checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate very good plus with light handling handling marks, surface scratches and a couple spots of flaking finish on the forend. The rifle is sighted with its original hooded beaded blade front sight, sporting rear sight and a pair of super grade swivels are included, left side of action shows factroy holes for receiver sight mounting. A very nice short tang Deluxe 71 rifle. (58771-1) {C&R}

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Fine Colt Burgess Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Fine Colt Burgess Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 1114)

serial #4012, 44-40, 25 1/2" octagon barrel with full magazine and a very good bore. This is a very nice rifle. The barrel and magazine retain a pleasing even brown patina with faint traces of original blue in protected areas. There are a few normal little nicks in some of the barrel edges. The action shows about 40% original blue finish which shows light even flaking and with those flaked areas showing a pleasing smooth brown patina. There are a couple dings in the edges of ejection port on top of frame and the Rampant Colt on left side of action is crisp. The plain walnut buttstock rates excellent with about 90% original finish remaining. The forend shows aN older well-done repair on the right side where there was a large crack or chip where the forend is thin in the area of the loading gate spring. There is a 4 3/4" x 5/8" piece of wood spliced-in which matches beautifully in color. The rifle is sighted with a German silver blade Rocky Mountain front and standard open sporting rear sights. A very nice example of these desirable Colt lever guns. (18737-329) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection]

serial #4012, 44-40, 25 1/2" octagon barrel with full magazine and a very good bore. This is a very nice rifle. The barrel and magazine retain a pleasing even brown patin...morea with faint traces of original blue in protected areas. There are a few normal little nicks in some of the barrel edges. The action shows about 40% original blue finish which shows light even flaking and with those flaked areas showing a pleasing smooth brown patina. There are a couple dings in the edges of ejection port on top of frame and the Rampant Colt on left side of action is crisp. The plain walnut buttstock rates excellent with about 90% original finish remaining. The forend shows aN older well-done repair on the right side where there was a large crack or chip where the forend is thin in the area of the loading gate spring. There is a 4 3/4" x 5/8" piece of wood spliced-in which matches beautifully in color. The rifle is sighted with a German silver blade Rocky Mountain front and standard open sporting rear sights. A very nice example of these desirable Colt lever guns. (18737-329) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection]

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Excellent Marlin Model 36 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

Excellent Marlin Model 36 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 1114)

serial #B9218, 30-30, 24" barrel with a bright excellent, likely unfired, bore. This is a lovely rifle. The barrel and magazine tube retaining 98-99% original blue, showing some minor fading and some very sparsely scattered light handling marks. The receiver and bolt retain 99% incredibly vivid color case-hardening, the lever a similar amount which is starting to tone only slightly, still exhibiting some very nice colors. Hammer, trigger, loading gate and all screws show excellent original blue as well. The checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock and semi-beavertail-style forend rate excellent with all their original varnish and only very minor handling marks here or there. The Marlin bull's-eye is intact and what appear to be factory quick detachable sling swivels are installed on stamped steel bases. The original silver bead front sight is intact, there is no hood present, and the original rear sight with step elevator is present. The face of the bolt still shows all its original color case-hardening and the gun very much appears unfired and unused since leaving New Haven. The right lower sharp edge of the receiver where the triggerplate fits shows some minor chipping to the sharp edge, it appears to have been there since day one and it is unobtrusive, actually missed at first glance. The tang is marked "Marlin/Model 1936". A superb example, almost never encountered in this fine a state of condition. (38785-3) {C&R}

serial #B9218, 30-30, 24" barrel with a bright excellent, likely unfired, bore. This is a lovely rifle. The barrel and magazine tube retaining 98-99% original blue, showi...moreng some minor fading and some very sparsely scattered light handling marks. The receiver and bolt retain 99% incredibly vivid color case-hardening, the lever a similar amount which is starting to tone only slightly, still exhibiting some very nice colors. Hammer, trigger, loading gate and all screws show excellent original blue as well. The checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock and semi-beavertail-style forend rate excellent with all their original varnish and only very minor handling marks here or there. The Marlin bull's-eye is intact and what appear to be factory quick detachable sling swivels are installed on stamped steel bases. The original silver bead front sight is intact, there is no hood present, and the original rear sight with step elevator is present. The face of the bolt still shows all its original color case-hardening and the gun very much appears unfired and unused since leaving New Haven. The right lower sharp edge of the receiver where the triggerplate fits shows some minor chipping to the sharp edge, it appears to have been there since day one and it is unobtrusive, actually missed at first glance. The tang is marked "Marlin/Model 1936". A superb example, almost never encountered in this fine a state of condition. (38785-3) {C&R}

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U.S. Model 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol by Colt

U.S. Model 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol by Colt

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 1114)

serial #259359, 45 ACP, 5" Colt barrel with a bright otherwise excellent bore which shows a tiny amount of pinprick pitting nearer the muzzle. The metal surfaces on this attractive pistol retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss due to some backstrap toning to plum, a bit of wear on the frontstrap and some light flaking on the left radius and front of slide. The double diamond checkered walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent, the right grip showing a few very minor handling marks and light wear at its butt edge. The arm comes with a single folded-base lanyard loop Springfield Armory magazine which rates perhaps very good showing remnants of some light pitting and an old refinish. The barrel features both "H" and "P" inspectors markings above the hood, correct for this serial number range gun. This pistol shipped to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory in March 1918 with 3899 other Colt pistols. Really a very stellar example overall in a very fine state of condition. (38817-16) {C&R}

serial #259359, 45 ACP, 5" Colt barrel with a bright otherwise excellent bore which shows a tiny amount of pinprick pitting nearer the muzzle. The metal surfaces on this ...moreattractive pistol retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss due to some backstrap toning to plum, a bit of wear on the frontstrap and some light flaking on the left radius and front of slide. The double diamond checkered walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent, the right grip showing a few very minor handling marks and light wear at its butt edge. The arm comes with a single folded-base lanyard loop Springfield Armory magazine which rates perhaps very good showing remnants of some light pitting and an old refinish. The barrel features both "H" and "P" inspectors markings above the hood, correct for this serial number range gun. This pistol shipped to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory in March 1918 with 3899 other Colt pistols. Really a very stellar example overall in a very fine state of condition. (38817-16) {C&R}

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Smith & Wesson K-22 Outdoorsman Revolver

Smith & Wesson K-22 Outdoorsman Revolver

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 1114)

serial #649637, .22 LR, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this nice First Model Outdoorsman retain about 98% plus original blue, the loss being some very light muzzle wear, a light cylinder turn ring and light sharp edge wear. The hammer and trigger show excellent color case-hardening with only very light rub wear on their left and right sides respectively. The checkered walnut pre-magna style grips with silver S&W medallions rate excellent with the right grip showing a minor compression on its lower sharp edge; they are stamp-numbered to the gun. The revolver is sighted with a silver Call bead front sight and square notch black blade pre-micrometer rear. Included is a two piece red box with black and gold print marked for "The Outdoorsman", the white serial number label on the bottom is only partially present and is numbered to a revolver in the 660000 range; there are remnants of some very old penciled markings which cannot be readily discerned, they appear to be the name of a former owner (appears to read "Roger M. Berry"). The box itself rates very good with scuffed corners and edges and lightly abraded bottom. All numbers are matching. A wonderful example of a first model K-22 Outdoorsman. (38414-30) {C&R} [Roy Jinks Collection]

serial #649637, .22 LR, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this nice First Model Outdoorsman retain about 98% plus original blue, the loss bein...moreg some very light muzzle wear, a light cylinder turn ring and light sharp edge wear. The hammer and trigger show excellent color case-hardening with only very light rub wear on their left and right sides respectively. The checkered walnut pre-magna style grips with silver S&W medallions rate excellent with the right grip showing a minor compression on its lower sharp edge; they are stamp-numbered to the gun. The revolver is sighted with a silver Call bead front sight and square notch black blade pre-micrometer rear. Included is a two piece red box with black and gold print marked for "The Outdoorsman", the white serial number label on the bottom is only partially present and is numbered to a revolver in the 660000 range; there are remnants of some very old penciled markings which cannot be readily discerned, they appear to be the name of a former owner (appears to read "Roger M. Berry"). The box itself rates very good with scuffed corners and edges and lightly abraded bottom. All numbers are matching. A wonderful example of a first model K-22 Outdoorsman. (38414-30) {C&R} [Roy Jinks Collection]

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Chicago Firearms Company Protector Palm Pistol

Chicago Firearms Company Protector Palm Pistol

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 1114)

serial #7774, 32 Extra Short RF, 1 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original nickel finish, the only real loss being some light rub wear on the left side of the barrel and at the muzzle. The checkered hard rubber grip and butt panels rate very good plus to excellent. The floral engraving around the barrel as well as the checkering and floral engraving on the body of the arm is still crisp. The mechanism functions well and internally the gun does not appear to ever have been fired. Really a very nice example overall of these interesting "Firearms Curiosa". (38750-6) {ANTIQUE}

serial #7774, 32 Extra Short RF, 1 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original nickel finish, the only real loss being some lig...moreht rub wear on the left side of the barrel and at the muzzle. The checkered hard rubber grip and butt panels rate very good plus to excellent. The floral engraving around the barrel as well as the checkering and floral engraving on the body of the arm is still crisp. The mechanism functions well and internally the gun does not appear to ever have been fired. Really a very nice example overall of these interesting "Firearms Curiosa". (38750-6) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt New Service Revolver

Colt New Service Revolver

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 1114)

serial #109736, .455 Eley, 7 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. This 1916 made revolver remains in lovely condition. The metal surfaces retain about 90% plus original blue with most of the loss due to edge wear on the cylinder in addition to lightly thinning finish on the grip frame, scattered high edge wear, limited pitting and oxidation stains, turn ring on the cylinder and handling marks. The trigger and hammer have very strong fire blue present with most of the loss to the hammer below the spur. The checkered hard rubber factory grips with Colt in an oval, rate excellent and are scratch numbered to the gun. The side plate is stamped with the inventory number "D8475" but there is no indication which agency may have used this gun. The lanyard loop is present and this big gun still times and locks up correctly. A fine example of Colt New Service. (88737-462) {C&R} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection]

serial #109736, .455 Eley, 7 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. This 1916 made revolver remains in lovely condition. The metal surfaces retain about 90% plus original bl...moreue with most of the loss due to edge wear on the cylinder in addition to lightly thinning finish on the grip frame, scattered high edge wear, limited pitting and oxidation stains, turn ring on the cylinder and handling marks. The trigger and hammer have very strong fire blue present with most of the loss to the hammer below the spur. The checkered hard rubber factory grips with Colt in an oval, rate excellent and are scratch numbered to the gun. The side plate is stamped with the inventory number "D8475" but there is no indication which agency may have used this gun. The lanyard loop is present and this big gun still times and locks up correctly. A fine example of Colt New Service. (88737-462) {C&R} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection]

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Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Auto Pistol

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 1114)

serial #118606, 380 ACP, 3 3/4" barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces of this nice 1935 made pistol retain about 97% original blue with most of the loss due to high edge wear along with light but widely scattered freckling and pin prick pitting on the slide plus a few dispersed scratches. The fully checkered walnut factory grips with silver Colt medallions rate excellent. The pistol includes a single two-tone factory magazine. Model 1908s with strong condition are in demand by Colt collectors. (88817-15) {C&R}

serial #118606, 380 ACP, 3 3/4" barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces of this nice 1935 made pistol retain about 97% original blue with most of the loss due t...moreo high edge wear along with light but widely scattered freckling and pin prick pitting on the slide plus a few dispersed scratches. The fully checkered walnut factory grips with silver Colt medallions rate excellent. The pistol includes a single two-tone factory magazine. Model 1908s with strong condition are in demand by Colt collectors. (88817-15) {C&R}

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U.S. Model 1922 M2 Rifle by Springfield Armory

U.S. Model 1922 M2 Rifle by Springfield Armory

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 1114)

serial #364, 22 LR, 24" 11-26 dated Springfield Armory barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this attractive rifle retain about 97% gray-green parkerized finish, the loss due to some light wear and sparsely scattered handling marks, primarily on the barrel with a bit on the bottom metal as well. The M2 bolt body remains bright with only very light operational wear and some light oxidation toning on the knob; shroud and striker retain excellent original blue. The walnut pistolgrip M2 issue-style stock rates very good to very good plus with much original finish and scattered light handling marks. "M2" is stamped on the bottom of the pistolgrip and there is a very good "SA/O" arsenal stamping on the left side of the butt to the rear of the pistolgrip. The original front sight is intact as is the Lyman 48 rear and a single blue-body magazine marked "M2" is included. A stamped sheet metal front sight protector and green web 1 1/4" military sling are included as well. A very attractive 1922 M2 with a desirable three-digit serial number and in excellent condition. (38809-46) {C&R}

serial #364, 22 LR, 24" 11-26 dated Springfield Armory barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this attractive rifle retain about 97% gray-green parker...moreized finish, the loss due to some light wear and sparsely scattered handling marks, primarily on the barrel with a bit on the bottom metal as well. The M2 bolt body remains bright with only very light operational wear and some light oxidation toning on the knob; shroud and striker retain excellent original blue. The walnut pistolgrip M2 issue-style stock rates very good to very good plus with much original finish and scattered light handling marks. "M2" is stamped on the bottom of the pistolgrip and there is a very good "SA/O" arsenal stamping on the left side of the butt to the rear of the pistolgrip. The original front sight is intact as is the Lyman 48 rear and a single blue-body magazine marked "M2" is included. A stamped sheet metal front sight protector and green web 1 1/4" military sling are included as well. A very attractive 1922 M2 with a desirable three-digit serial number and in excellent condition. (38809-46) {C&R}

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Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Rifle

Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Rifle

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 1114)

serial #147060A, 45-70, 22" round barrel with 3/4 magazine and a bright minty bore. This is a very high condition rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 98% original blue finish overall with most loss being due to some thinning around the muzzle. The action retains 95% original blue with high edge wear and just a tiny amount of fine flaking. The hammer and lever retain 95% strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% plus original finish remaining and with just a few very light and minor handling marks. The rifle is fitted with a checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate which is standard on the lightweight configuration. The rifle is sighted with a Lyman hunting front with ivory bead and flattop open rear sporting sights. A very crisp example of the lightweight 1886 rifle in a very desirable chambering. (18828-1) {C&R}

serial #147060A, 45-70, 22" round barrel with 3/4 magazine and a bright minty bore. This is a very high condition rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 98% original blue ...morefinish overall with most loss being due to some thinning around the muzzle. The action retains 95% original blue with high edge wear and just a tiny amount of fine flaking. The hammer and lever retain 95% strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% plus original finish remaining and with just a few very light and minor handling marks. The rifle is fitted with a checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate which is standard on the lightweight configuration. The rifle is sighted with a Lyman hunting front with ivory bead and flattop open rear sporting sights. A very crisp example of the lightweight 1886 rifle in a very desirable chambering. (18828-1) {C&R}

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U.S. Model 1903 Rifle by Rock Island Arsenal

U.S. Model 1903 Rifle by Rock Island Arsenal

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 1114)

serial #221286, 30-06, 24" 9-12 dated Rock Island Arsenal barrel with an about very good bore which shows strong rifling but with light frosting its full-length. The barrel is primarily a pewter patina with some sparsely scattered plum oxidation speckling while the receiver shows good dual-tone gray and brown mottled oil quenched case-hardening. The bolt shows strong remnants of original rust blue with the handle and knob toning to plum, the shroud shows some silvery case-hardened remnants with the striker toned to a plum. The bottom metal shows some strong original rust blue mixing with some toning to plum, light handling marks and wear to pewter on the sharp edges. The straight grip walnut single bolt buttstock and handguard rate very good showing an old very light cleaning with a circled un-serifed P firing proof to the rear of the triggerguard and a light 1913 cartouche on the left stock flat. The trapdoor buttplate is finely checkered, there is a drying crack on the left side of the stock at the butt and the bands show some handling marks and light scratches. Included is a stamped sheet metal front sight protector and 1918-dated 1 1/4" military rifle sling. As with all low-numbered 1903 Springfield rifles, this arm is sold only as a collectors item for the student of 1903 rifles and military arms and no thought of loading live ammunition nor of firing the arm should be entertained. A very nice 1912-manufactured Rock Island '03. (38809-69) {C&R}

serial #221286, 30-06, 24" 9-12 dated Rock Island Arsenal barrel with an about very good bore which shows strong rifling but with light frosting its full-length. The barr...moreel is primarily a pewter patina with some sparsely scattered plum oxidation speckling while the receiver shows good dual-tone gray and brown mottled oil quenched case-hardening. The bolt shows strong remnants of original rust blue with the handle and knob toning to plum, the shroud shows some silvery case-hardened remnants with the striker toned to a plum. The bottom metal shows some strong original rust blue mixing with some toning to plum, light handling marks and wear to pewter on the sharp edges. The straight grip walnut single bolt buttstock and handguard rate very good showing an old very light cleaning with a circled un-serifed P firing proof to the rear of the triggerguard and a light 1913 cartouche on the left stock flat. The trapdoor buttplate is finely checkered, there is a drying crack on the left side of the stock at the butt and the bands show some handling marks and light scratches. Included is a stamped sheet metal front sight protector and 1918-dated 1 1/4" military rifle sling. As with all low-numbered 1903 Springfield rifles, this arm is sold only as a collectors item for the student of 1903 rifles and military arms and no thought of loading live ammunition nor of firing the arm should be entertained. A very nice 1912-manufactured Rock Island '03. (38809-69) {C&R}

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U.S. Model 1903A4 Sniper Rifle by Remington Arms Company

U.S. Model 1903A4 Sniper Rifle by Remington Arms Company

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 1114)

serial #3420982, 30-06, 24" 8-43 dated Remington Arms Company two-groove barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98% arsenal gray-green parkerized finish with the magazine cut off nicely blued, as-is the bolt and all its component parts, likely the original Remington finish. The walnut pistolgrip stock and handguard rate very good plus to near excellent showing a very light arsenal cleaning and with a very crisp "RA" and "FJA/(ordnance wheel)" cartouche on the left side of the butt with a very light "RA" beneath. There is a single circled P firing proof and a single un-circled P firing proof on the face of the pistolgrip. Properly mounted to the receiver with the correct ring and base set it is a U.S. M-82 telescopic sight, serial #38242, with single post reticle and bright excellent optics. The scope itself rates very good plus with only minor blue loss and has both its sunshade and rubber eyecup intact. Included with the arm is a green canvas web sling which is appropriate for the gun. A very attractive and very correct U.S. Model 1903A4 sniper that would be wonderful for any U.S. martial collection. (38809-12) {C&R}

serial #3420982, 30-06, 24" 8-43 dated Remington Arms Company two-groove barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98% arsenal gray-green parke...morerized finish with the magazine cut off nicely blued, as-is the bolt and all its component parts, likely the original Remington finish. The walnut pistolgrip stock and handguard rate very good plus to near excellent showing a very light arsenal cleaning and with a very crisp "RA" and "FJA/(ordnance wheel)" cartouche on the left side of the butt with a very light "RA" beneath. There is a single circled P firing proof and a single un-circled P firing proof on the face of the pistolgrip. Properly mounted to the receiver with the correct ring and base set it is a U.S. M-82 telescopic sight, serial #38242, with single post reticle and bright excellent optics. The scope itself rates very good plus with only minor blue loss and has both its sunshade and rubber eyecup intact. Included with the arm is a green canvas web sling which is appropriate for the gun. A very attractive and very correct U.S. Model 1903A4 sniper that would be wonderful for any U.S. martial collection. (38809-12) {C&R}

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U.S. 1903A1 National Match Model of 1939 Rifle

U.S. 1903A1 National Match Model of 1939 Rifle

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 1114)

serial #1511001, 30-06, 24" 3-39 dated Springfield Armory star-gauged barrel with a bright excellent bore. The protected portion of the barrel at the front band shows very strong rust blue while the exposed portion ahead of the band has toned more to a gray-pewter. The bands themselves are dark blue-gray parkerized finish with the receiver showing 98% dark gray arsenal parkerizing with the races honed bright. The bolt and extractor remain mostly bright with some moderate operational wear and remnants of the matching bolt number still legible, although light. The bolt shroud and striker show some very good dark oil quenching, with the safety being reversed "National Match" style; the bottom metal retains about 92-95% dark gray phosphate finish. The walnut pistolgrip buttstock and handguard rate very good plus to excellent with a slightly light "SA/SPG" left side inspectors mark but a very good un-serifed circled P firing proof. The stock features the correct drawing number along the toeline, as does the top of the handguard with the buttplate being coarsely checkered. The scale on the rear sight remains bright and there is a nice P.J. O'Hare stamped sheet metal sight cover included, retaining excellent original blue. Included is a very good plus 1 1/4" military rifle sling with steel hardware. A very attractive and correct National Match Model of 1939 rifle with a very lovely bore. (38809-27) {C&R}

serial #1511001, 30-06, 24" 3-39 dated Springfield Armory star-gauged barrel with a bright excellent bore. The protected portion of the barrel at the front band shows ver...morey strong rust blue while the exposed portion ahead of the band has toned more to a gray-pewter. The bands themselves are dark blue-gray parkerized finish with the receiver showing 98% dark gray arsenal parkerizing with the races honed bright. The bolt and extractor remain mostly bright with some moderate operational wear and remnants of the matching bolt number still legible, although light. The bolt shroud and striker show some very good dark oil quenching, with the safety being reversed "National Match" style; the bottom metal retains about 92-95% dark gray phosphate finish. The walnut pistolgrip buttstock and handguard rate very good plus to excellent with a slightly light "SA/SPG" left side inspectors mark but a very good un-serifed circled P firing proof. The stock features the correct drawing number along the toeline, as does the top of the handguard with the buttplate being coarsely checkered. The scale on the rear sight remains bright and there is a nice P.J. O'Hare stamped sheet metal sight cover included, retaining excellent original blue. Included is a very good plus 1 1/4" military rifle sling with steel hardware. A very attractive and correct National Match Model of 1939 rifle with a very lovely bore. (38809-27) {C&R}

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Un-Issued Burnside 5th Model Percussion Civil War Carbine

Un-Issued Burnside 5th Model Percussion Civil War Carbine

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 1114)

serial #17620, .54 cal, 21" barrel with a bright, mint, unfired bore. The barrel retains 98-99% deep original brown, the loss being a few very minor handling marks here and there with the band retaining excellent mottled color case-hardening, its spring with nearly all its factory blue. The frame, lockplate and lever catch retain 99% plus original vivid color case-hardening with a few spots of light hardened oil here and there. The lever, link and lower tang retain 98% plus original vivid fire temper blue. The buttplate is a mottled smoky color case-hardened patina with some generous colors beneath what is likely a coating of hardened oil and nearly all the screws show some lovely pale fire temper blue. Only the sling ring and bar have toned to a silvery pewter. The straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent showing only some minor dings along the toeline and a crisp left-side cartouche. The nipple retains all its original blue and the underside of the hammer is immaculate, this arm is either unfired or was cleaned immediately after use. The breechblock and frame are matching numbered one-to-another, the forearm will not be removed due to the extremely fine condition of the arm, we are certain the barrel is matching numbered. A nearly perfect Burnside 5th Model Carbine. (38812-4) {ANTIQUE}

serial #17620, .54 cal, 21" barrel with a bright, mint, unfired bore. The barrel retains 98-99% deep original brown, the loss being a few very minor handling marks here a...morend there with the band retaining excellent mottled color case-hardening, its spring with nearly all its factory blue. The frame, lockplate and lever catch retain 99% plus original vivid color case-hardening with a few spots of light hardened oil here and there. The lever, link and lower tang retain 98% plus original vivid fire temper blue. The buttplate is a mottled smoky color case-hardened patina with some generous colors beneath what is likely a coating of hardened oil and nearly all the screws show some lovely pale fire temper blue. Only the sling ring and bar have toned to a silvery pewter. The straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent showing only some minor dings along the toeline and a crisp left-side cartouche. The nipple retains all its original blue and the underside of the hammer is immaculate, this arm is either unfired or was cleaned immediately after use. The breechblock and frame are matching numbered one-to-another, the forearm will not be removed due to the extremely fine condition of the arm, we are certain the barrel is matching numbered. A nearly perfect Burnside 5th Model Carbine. (38812-4) {ANTIQUE}

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Rare Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle with Dodge Brothers Patent Breechblock

Rare Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle with Dodge Brothers Patent Breechblock

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 1114)

44-77, 35" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The in-the-white barrel rates excellent with a few minor oxidation stains mostly toward the muzzle. The bands retain 85% original blue, the loss due to some flaking to brown along their edges. The action retains 90% original vivid case colors with some light scratches on the left side of the frame, minor freckling specks and some flaking to brown, most noticeable on the triggerguard. The walnut stock rates excellent retaining much of its original oil finish with the expected handling marks that come with the years. The rifle appears unmarked and it features a Dodge Brothers patent articulating breechblock. This rifle includes a sales ad for a Dodge Brothers Rolling Block rifle that states only six of these arms are known and five of which are in the Smithsonian firearms collection. Also included are the patent drawings and a patent letter detailing the function of the improvement. Really a rare arm in high condition that is worthy of the most advanced Remington or military collections. (208804-5) {ANTIQUE}

44-77, 35" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The in-the-white barrel rates excellent with a few minor oxidation stains mostly toward the muzzle. The bands retain 85% o...moreriginal blue, the loss due to some flaking to brown along their edges. The action retains 90% original vivid case colors with some light scratches on the left side of the frame, minor freckling specks and some flaking to brown, most noticeable on the triggerguard. The walnut stock rates excellent retaining much of its original oil finish with the expected handling marks that come with the years. The rifle appears unmarked and it features a Dodge Brothers patent articulating breechblock. This rifle includes a sales ad for a Dodge Brothers Rolling Block rifle that states only six of these arms are known and five of which are in the Smithsonian firearms collection. Also included are the patent drawings and a patent letter detailing the function of the improvement. Really a rare arm in high condition that is worthy of the most advanced Remington or military collections. (208804-5) {ANTIQUE}

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Springfield Altered Sharps Model 1870 Breechloading Rifle

Springfield Altered Sharps Model 1870 Breechloading Rifle

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 1114)

serial #C,37278, 50-70 CF, 35" round barrel with an about very good bore. This rifle is built on a New Model 1863 metallic cartridge converted action and shows matching numbers on its barrel and action. The barrel shows a pleasing even light gray patina overall with a few light impact marks to rear of lower band along with some patchy light oxidation staining in some areas. The action and lock show a slighty darker patina with generous amounts of faded original color case-hardened finish blended in protected areas. The lock gets darker toward the rear where the shooter's hand would contact the lock. All markings in metal remain clear and legible. The walnut buttstock and full length forend rate very good with a good deal of original oil finish remaining and with a series of light dull impact marks or bruises in the wrist area and some back in the meat of the stock; they are not overly obtrusive. The rifle is sighted with a stud front and folding military style ladder rear sights. This is a very nice example of these Springfield scarce manufactured Sharps rifles of which only 700 were made. (18752-13) {ANTIQUE}

serial #C,37278, 50-70 CF, 35" round barrel with an about very good bore. This rifle is built on a New Model 1863 metallic cartridge converted action and shows matching n...moreumbers on its barrel and action. The barrel shows a pleasing even light gray patina overall with a few light impact marks to rear of lower band along with some patchy light oxidation staining in some areas. The action and lock show a slighty darker patina with generous amounts of faded original color case-hardened finish blended in protected areas. The lock gets darker toward the rear where the shooter's hand would contact the lock. All markings in metal remain clear and legible. The walnut buttstock and full length forend rate very good with a good deal of original oil finish remaining and with a series of light dull impact marks or bruises in the wrist area and some back in the meat of the stock; they are not overly obtrusive. The rifle is sighted with a stud front and folding military style ladder rear sights. This is a very nice example of these Springfield scarce manufactured Sharps rifles of which only 700 were made. (18752-13) {ANTIQUE}

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Scarce U.S. Model 1880 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

Scarce U.S. Model 1880 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 1114)

serial #157634, 45-70, 32 5/8" barrel with a bright near excellent bore that shows a few light pits in the grooves. The barrel and bands of this high condition rifle retain 90-93% original blue with some light freckling and scattered light flaking to brown. The breechblock and upper tang retain 95% original case colors with some light freckling specks. The hammer and breechblock retain 93% original blue with some minor freckling and light flaking to brown. The triggerguard and lower tang retain 97% original blue with minor flaking to brown. The buttplate is primarily a gray patina with overall oxidation staining and some traces of original blue. The walnut stock rates excellent with a crisp 1881 dated inspection cartouche, two crisp circled "P" firing proofs, the expected scattered dings and handling marks. Only 1001 of these rifles were made by Springfield Armory in 1881, they had 1873 dated breechblocks and fell between the 154,000 and 158,000 serial number range. The rifle is equipped with an 1879 rifle rear sight and a correct bayonet. The hammer and breechblock appear to function well and this arm remains in stunning condition. Surviving examples of this rifle are rare and this one remains in superb condition overall. (208752-22) {ANTIQUE}

serial #157634, 45-70, 32 5/8" barrel with a bright near excellent bore that shows a few light pits in the grooves. The barrel and bands of this high condition rifle reta...morein 90-93% original blue with some light freckling and scattered light flaking to brown. The breechblock and upper tang retain 95% original case colors with some light freckling specks. The hammer and breechblock retain 93% original blue with some minor freckling and light flaking to brown. The triggerguard and lower tang retain 97% original blue with minor flaking to brown. The buttplate is primarily a gray patina with overall oxidation staining and some traces of original blue. The walnut stock rates excellent with a crisp 1881 dated inspection cartouche, two crisp circled "P" firing proofs, the expected scattered dings and handling marks. Only 1001 of these rifles were made by Springfield Armory in 1881, they had 1873 dated breechblocks and fell between the 154,000 and 158,000 serial number range. The rifle is equipped with an 1879 rifle rear sight and a correct bayonet. The hammer and breechblock appear to function well and this arm remains in stunning condition. Surviving examples of this rifle are rare and this one remains in superb condition overall. (208752-22) {ANTIQUE}

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Springfield Armory Altered Spencer Infantry Rifle

Springfield Armory Altered Spencer Infantry Rifle

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 1114)

serial #18510, 50 RF, 32 1/2" round barrel with a fair to good bore. This rifle is one of the 1108 carbines that were altered to rifle with Stabler cutoff by Springfield Armory in 1871. This rifle remains in very nice all original condition with matching serial number on top of frame and left side of barrel breech. The barrel shows a lovely untouched smooth brown patina with just a couple small patches of light oxidation and pitting. The action and lock are also a lovely untouched patina with markings and serial number remaining crisp and fully legible. Because these begain life as carbines, there is a sling bar base on the left side with the bar and ring neatly removed. The walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with nice strong "ESA" cartouche on left side of stock to rear of sling bar base. The rifle is equipped with proper stud front sight and folding ladder rear barrel sight. (18752-10) {ANTIQUE}

serial #18510, 50 RF, 32 1/2" round barrel with a fair to good bore. This rifle is one of the 1108 carbines that were altered to rifle with Stabler cutoff by Springfield ...moreArmory in 1871. This rifle remains in very nice all original condition with matching serial number on top of frame and left side of barrel breech. The barrel shows a lovely untouched smooth brown patina with just a couple small patches of light oxidation and pitting. The action and lock are also a lovely untouched patina with markings and serial number remaining crisp and fully legible. Because these begain life as carbines, there is a sling bar base on the left side with the bar and ring neatly removed. The walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with nice strong "ESA" cartouche on left side of stock to rear of sling bar base. The rifle is equipped with proper stud front sight and folding ladder rear barrel sight. (18752-10) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. M37 Riot Shotgun by Ithaca Gun

U.S. M37 Riot Shotgun by Ithaca Gun

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 1114)

serial #S12037 (63300), 12 ga., 20" plain barrel bored cylinder with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this Vietnam-era riot gun retain about 92-95% original parkerizing with overall light scattered handling marks, with remnants of a bit of light oxidation staining here and there. The smooth walnut pistolgrip buttstock and grooved forend rate very good plus to excellent showing only some minor dings and handling marks, the butt has been fitted with a 3/4" Pachmayr recoil pad for a 13 1/4" length of pull. The right side of the receiver is appropriately marked "U.S." with "P" firing proofs atop the barrel and left receiver radius; receiver and barrel are both numbered alike. The factory sling swivels are intact as-is the brass bead front sight and the gun seems to function properly mechanically. The "S" prefix serial number was a Vietnam War-era addition and unique to the Ithaca 37 Vietnam riot guns contracted for the government, additionally the "government serial number" of 63300 is on the right rear of the receiver. A green web sling is included. A very good and very seldom-encountered Vietnam-era Ithaca M37 riot gun overall. (38809-64) {C&R}

serial #S12037 (63300), 12 ga., 20" plain barrel bored cylinder with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this Vietnam-era riot gun retain about 92-95% original...more parkerizing with overall light scattered handling marks, with remnants of a bit of light oxidation staining here and there. The smooth walnut pistolgrip buttstock and grooved forend rate very good plus to excellent showing only some minor dings and handling marks, the butt has been fitted with a 3/4" Pachmayr recoil pad for a 13 1/4" length of pull. The right side of the receiver is appropriately marked "U.S." with "P" firing proofs atop the barrel and left receiver radius; receiver and barrel are both numbered alike. The factory sling swivels are intact as-is the brass bead front sight and the gun seems to function properly mechanically. The "S" prefix serial number was a Vietnam War-era addition and unique to the Ithaca 37 Vietnam riot guns contracted for the government, additionally the "government serial number" of 63300 is on the right rear of the receiver. A green web sling is included. A very good and very seldom-encountered Vietnam-era Ithaca M37 riot gun overall. (38809-64) {C&R}

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U.S. Model 1897 Trench Gun by Winchester

U.S. Model 1897 Trench Gun by Winchester

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 1114)

serial #950545, 12 ga., 21" plain barrel bored cylinder with a bright about excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original blue, showing light operational wear and some toning to plum on the magazine tube, with high edge wear and handling marks along the front surfaces of the bayonet lug adapter and 6-row ventilated forend. The receiver as well shows some minor handling marks but has a very good "U.S." and flaming bomb stamping on the left side of the receiver, with an ordnance bomb stamped above the chamber of the barrel as well. The smooth walnut pistolgrip buttstock and grooved forend rate very good with the expected minor dings and handling marks, more prominent on the butt, with a crisp ""GHD" and ordnance wheel marking at the left center of the buttstock. The sling swivels remain intact, handguard/lug assembly is tight and the gun seems to function well mechanically. A green web military sling is included. This is a very fine Second World War-era Model 1897 Trench Gun. (38809-62) {C&R}

serial #950545, 12 ga., 21" plain barrel bored cylinder with a bright about excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original blue, showing light operational w...moreear and some toning to plum on the magazine tube, with high edge wear and handling marks along the front surfaces of the bayonet lug adapter and 6-row ventilated forend. The receiver as well shows some minor handling marks but has a very good "U.S." and flaming bomb stamping on the left side of the receiver, with an ordnance bomb stamped above the chamber of the barrel as well. The smooth walnut pistolgrip buttstock and grooved forend rate very good with the expected minor dings and handling marks, more prominent on the butt, with a crisp ""GHD" and ordnance wheel marking at the left center of the buttstock. The sling swivels remain intact, handguard/lug assembly is tight and the gun seems to function well mechanically. A green web military sling is included. This is a very fine Second World War-era Model 1897 Trench Gun. (38809-62) {C&R}

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U.S. M620A Trench Shotgun by Savage-Stevens

U.S. M620A Trench Shotgun by Savage-Stevens

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 1114)

serial #25583, 12 ga., 20" plain barrel bored cylinder with an about excellent bore. Originally a blued arm, the metal surfaces have toned over all to a faded plum brown and tarnished to a pewter gray patina showing light operational wear and with the bright-polished surfaces of the bolt showing a bit of oxidation staining. The smooth pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate very good to very good plus with scattered minor dings and handling marks from the years. The appropriate sling swivels are in place and the handguard-bayonet lug assembly is tight. There are ordnance bomb and "P" firing proofs on right of barrel at breech and left side of receiver, the rear left also "U.S." marked. The gun seems to function well mechanically and is a very good example of the Stevens Model 620A Trench Gun. A green web military style sling is included. (38809-61) {C&R}

serial #25583, 12 ga., 20" plain barrel bored cylinder with an about excellent bore. Originally a blued arm, the metal surfaces have toned over all to a faded plum brown ...moreand tarnished to a pewter gray patina showing light operational wear and with the bright-polished surfaces of the bolt showing a bit of oxidation staining. The smooth pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate very good to very good plus with scattered minor dings and handling marks from the years. The appropriate sling swivels are in place and the handguard-bayonet lug assembly is tight. There are ordnance bomb and "P" firing proofs on right of barrel at breech and left side of receiver, the rear left also "U.S." marked. The gun seems to function well mechanically and is a very good example of the Stevens Model 620A Trench Gun. A green web military style sling is included. (38809-61) {C&R}

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Scarce U.S. Model 1871 Ward-Burton Bolt Action Military Rifle

Scarce U.S. Model 1871 Ward-Burton Bolt Action Military Rifle

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 1114)

50-70 CF, 32 5/8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and bands remain bright with remnants of light oxidation sparsely scattered about its surface and a few areas of very light pinprick pitting. The receiver retains excellent oil-quenched case-hardening in mottled blues and grays, the patent marking area of the bolt polished bright. The straight grip walnut stock rates very good plus to excellent with much original varnish and overall only minor handling marks from the years, showing two very crisp left-side cartouches. The mechanism seems to function properly and the original cleaning rod is present. This is a lovely example of these scarcely-encountered single shot bolt action military muskets. (38752-38) {ANTIQUE}

50-70 CF, 32 5/8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and bands remain bright with remnants of light oxidation sparsely scattered about its surface and a few ...moreareas of very light pinprick pitting. The receiver retains excellent oil-quenched case-hardening in mottled blues and grays, the patent marking area of the bolt polished bright. The straight grip walnut stock rates very good plus to excellent with much original varnish and overall only minor handling marks from the years, showing two very crisp left-side cartouches. The mechanism seems to function properly and the original cleaning rod is present. This is a lovely example of these scarcely-encountered single shot bolt action military muskets. (38752-38) {ANTIQUE}

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Rare U.S. Model 1903 Springfield Coast Guard Line Throwing Gun

Rare U.S. Model 1903 Springfield Coast Guard Line Throwing Gun

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 1114)

serial #995825, 30 cal. blank, 24" smooth bore 5-29 dated barrel with a bright very good plus bore which shows scattered very light pinprick pitting. The metal surfaces on the arm retain perhaps 95% later dark gray-green parkerizing with sparsely scattered areas of very light surface oxidation here and there and one small spot of pitting on the underside of the barrel 2" from the muzzle. Made by Price Brothers Inc. of Frederick Maryland, the stock has been shortened just ahead of the rear barrel band, as has the handguard. The floorplate and magazine spring and follower have been removed as have the rifle's open sights. Price Brothers then affixed a line throwing canister to the underside of the arm utilizing the original rear band and an additional band which encompasses the forestock and handguard. The arm is ruggedly cased with the appropriate line throwing accessories. The stock itself rates very good showing an old light cleaning, no doubt done by Price Brothers themselves, who also affixed a 1" Hawkins recoil pad to the arm. There are the minor expected dings and handling marks here and there and the arm does show evidence of having been fired, with 2" cracks at the rear of the triggerguard left and right; the handguard with a couple of small cracks as well. The bolt shows a cleaned spot where it has been neatly electric DC-pencil numbered to the receiver, no doubt by the manufacturer. The arm comes in a heavy finger-jointed oak case black-stenciled on its lid "U.S. Coast Guard/Shoulder Line/Throwing Equipment" with the Price Brothers manufacturers plate affixed to the front edge of the lid. On the interior we find a complement of accessories including a half-dozen bronze and steel 13 ounce projectiles and a single 15 ounce projectile. There are three spools of Manila line and one empty spool, a single mallet, brass cleaning rod with brush and there are two boxes of Frankford Arsenal rifle grenade, caliber 30, blank cartridges included, both are partials, both have some damage to the boxes themselves. The case itself is very good plus with the expected dings, handling marks, chips here there and some light warping of the lid, complete instructions for use and operation of the arm are included affixed to the interior of the lid. In 1914 Price Brothers was formed, the partnership between Osborne and Joseph Price, initially producing brass, bronze and aluminum castings and machine products. From the inception of the corporation until 1935, the company's activities consisted of the manufacture of various electrical and mechanical devices. The U.S. Coast Guard continued to be an important consumer of its products comprising telescopic antennas, relays, controls, life line-throwing equipment, remote control apparatus and trainee communications equipment. The increase in business during the National Defense Preparedness Program resulted in considerable expansion in the operations between 1935 and 1938, they were eventually bought out just prior to the Second World War. This rifle is described in detail in Brophy's monumental work The Springfield 1903 Rifles and this exact rifle and its case are pictured on page 151 of that book. Overall this is a very nice, very rare , and published piece of United States Coast Guard history, quality-made throughout, with some very nice original accessories. [Former Bob Rosenthal Collection] [Extra Shipping Will Apply] (35865-279) {C&R}

serial #995825, 30 cal. blank, 24" smooth bore 5-29 dated barrel with a bright very good plus bore which shows scattered very light pinprick pitting. The metal surfaces o...moren the arm retain perhaps 95% later dark gray-green parkerizing with sparsely scattered areas of very light surface oxidation here and there and one small spot of pitting on the underside of the barrel 2" from the muzzle. Made by Price Brothers Inc. of Frederick Maryland, the stock has been shortened just ahead of the rear barrel band, as has the handguard. The floorplate and magazine spring and follower have been removed as have the rifle's open sights. Price Brothers then affixed a line throwing canister to the underside of the arm utilizing the original rear band and an additional band which encompasses the forestock and handguard. The arm is ruggedly cased with the appropriate line throwing accessories. The stock itself rates very good showing an old light cleaning, no doubt done by Price Brothers themselves, who also affixed a 1" Hawkins recoil pad to the arm. There are the minor expected dings and handling marks here and there and the arm does show evidence of having been fired, with 2" cracks at the rear of the triggerguard left and right; the handguard with a couple of small cracks as well. The bolt shows a cleaned spot where it has been neatly electric DC-pencil numbered to the receiver, no doubt by the manufacturer. The arm comes in a heavy finger-jointed oak case black-stenciled on its lid "U.S. Coast Guard/Shoulder Line/Throwing Equipment" with the Price Brothers manufacturers plate affixed to the front edge of the lid. On the interior we find a complement of accessories including a half-dozen bronze and steel 13 ounce projectiles and a single 15 ounce projectile. There are three spools of Manila line and one empty spool, a single mallet, brass cleaning rod with brush and there are two boxes of Frankford Arsenal rifle grenade, caliber 30, blank cartridges included, both are partials, both have some damage to the boxes themselves. The case itself is very good plus with the expected dings, handling marks, chips here there and some light warping of the lid, complete instructions for use and operation of the arm are included affixed to the interior of the lid. In 1914 Price Brothers was formed, the partnership between Osborne and Joseph Price, initially producing brass, bronze and aluminum castings and machine products. From the inception of the corporation until 1935, the company's activities consisted of the manufacture of various electrical and mechanical devices. The U.S. Coast Guard continued to be an important consumer of its products comprising telescopic antennas, relays, controls, life line-throwing equipment, remote control apparatus and trainee communications equipment. The increase in business during the National Defense Preparedness Program resulted in considerable expansion in the operations between 1935 and 1938, they were eventually bought out just prior to the Second World War. This rifle is described in detail in Brophy's monumental work The Springfield 1903 Rifles and this exact rifle and its case are pictured on page 151 of that book. Overall this is a very nice, very rare , and published piece of United States Coast Guard history, quality-made throughout, with some very nice original accessories. [Former Bob Rosenthal Collection] [Extra Shipping Will Apply] (35865-279) {C&R}

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Rare Winchester Hotchkiss First Model Navy Carbine

Rare Winchester Hotchkiss First Model Navy Carbine

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 1114)

serial #1497, 45-55 Govt. (45-70 Govt. with the lighter "carbine" charge of powder), 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel shows perhaps 50% original blue, the areas of loss a pewter gray patina with overall light handling marks and scratches and a few areas of sparsely scattered light oxidation. The receiver retains excellent oil-quenched case-hardening with the bottom metal showing strong original blue. The bolt has faded primarily to a pewter and brown patina with remnants of some light pinprick pitting. The breech of the barrel shows the "U.S./(anchor)" marking with VP eaglehead proofs, the bolt Henry Nettleton-inspected. The stock rates about very good with much original varnish and overall light dings and handling marks with a ding and prominent chip at the toe. There is a very good circled P firing proof and remnants of the left-side oval cartouche and the obligatory right-side crack is present along with a chip to the rear of the receiver's tang which was re-affixed. The sling ring is in place on the left side of the stock and the cleaning rod is present in the nosecap trapdoor. Purportedly only 100 First Model Carbines were made for the United States Navy, this remains a very good example of these rare martial arms. (38752-16) {ANTIQUE}

serial #1497, 45-55 Govt. (45-70 Govt. with the lighter "carbine" charge of powder), 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel shows perhaps 50% original blue, ...morethe areas of loss a pewter gray patina with overall light handling marks and scratches and a few areas of sparsely scattered light oxidation. The receiver retains excellent oil-quenched case-hardening with the bottom metal showing strong original blue. The bolt has faded primarily to a pewter and brown patina with remnants of some light pinprick pitting. The breech of the barrel shows the "U.S./(anchor)" marking with VP eaglehead proofs, the bolt Henry Nettleton-inspected. The stock rates about very good with much original varnish and overall light dings and handling marks with a ding and prominent chip at the toe. There is a very good circled P firing proof and remnants of the left-side oval cartouche and the obligatory right-side crack is present along with a chip to the rear of the receiver's tang which was re-affixed. The sling ring is in place on the left side of the stock and the cleaning rod is present in the nosecap trapdoor. Purportedly only 100 First Model Carbines were made for the United States Navy, this remains a very good example of these rare martial arms. (38752-16) {ANTIQUE}

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