Major Collector's Firearms Auction II
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Lot # 451 (Sale Order: 1 of 448)
Sturdy iron 200th Anniversary (1805-2005) Lewis & Clark hand axe with hardwood shaft approx. 19” overall with an approx. 6” head in fine condition. Est.: $25-$50.
Lot # 452 (Sale Order: 2 of 448)
Deluxe shotgun cleaning kit, showing James Purdey label, unused in original box, for 12 gauge. Est.: $150-$300
Lot # 453 (Sale Order: 3 of 448)
Good quality universal case of unknown manufacturer for a SXS shotgun, 2 barrel set, would accept barrels to 28", portion that houses gun measures 21" and would fit most anything. The condition is fine to near excellent with a burgundy felt interior, simulated leather over wood exterior, with brass hinges, similar to Pelson which were made in the late 70s and early 80s. Est.: $150-$300
Lot # 454 (Sale Order: 4 of 448)
Early leather case for 2-barrel shotgun, with maker tag Capt. A. H. Hardy, manufacturer, Beverly Hills. Hardy was a famous trick shooter and made fine cases in his later years. There is a silver plaque inlaid into the top of the case with 3 initials "J.J.J.". The case is made for a 30" set of barrels and a 26" set of barrels on a small frame shotgun. Condition is good to very good, showing some normal use. Hardy made cases for the movie stars, particularly Clark Gable, Robert Stack, etc. Est.: $200-400
Lot # 455 (Sale Order: 5 of 448)
Well-made antique period copy of a Smith & Wesson First Model top break 44 DA revolver, .44 cal., 5” barrel, nickel finish, period engraved, checkered black hard rubber grips, #830. This gun is in overall uncleaned good to very good condition showing well-accomplished engraving, considerable frosted nickel finish with other areas showing a dark patina; bore may clean to good, good action, barrel address is “Springhead VK New York”; grips are worn but complete. Est.: $350-$700.
Lot # 456 (Sale Order: 6 of 448)
Scarce Marlin Model 1887 .38 cal. DA revolver, nickel finish, hard rubber grips, serial #8738. The revolver retains 80-90% original nickel with some drifting, and areas where finish has lifted show some erosion and pinprick pitting. The grips are very good+; the hammer and trigger show 75%+ case hardening, the trigger guard shows 90-95% blue. The markings are sharp, the action is tight, the bore is near excellent. The nickel shows no polishing whatsoever. From a prominent San Diego collector. Est.: $400-$800
Lot # 457 (Sale Order: 7 of 448)
Scarce Marlin Model 1887 .32 cal. DA revolver, nickel finish, hard rubber grips, serial #14098. The revolver retains 85-95% original nickel with some areas of moderate to slightly heavy pitting on two of the cylinders. Slight scratches, otherwise bright. The hammer and trigger show most of their case hardening, the trigger and small parts most of the bright original blue. The grips are fine to excellent, the interior bright. The Marlin was little used. From a prominent San Diego collector. Est.: $400-$800
Lot # 458 (Sale Order: 8 of 448)
Lot of three antique collectors ammo boxes including a wrapped green box of Winchester .38 S&W Special cartridges in overall very good condition and two blue Remington-UMC boxes of .43 Spanish blank cartridges, one box full, one partially-full, both in overall good condition. Est.: $100-$200.
Lot # 459 (Sale Order: 9 of 448)
Lot of two wrapped boxes of collector antique ammo including a Winchester orange box of .30 Winchester caliber for the Model 1894 in overall fair + condition and a Remington UMC box of .30-30 Smokeless cartridges in very good condition. Est.: $150-$300.
Lot # 460 (Sale Order: 10 of 448)
Lot consisting of one plastic storage container full of powder flasks for pistols dating to mid-19th century; eleven total, for medium sized pistols, unmarked, 1 shows eagle. Various conditions, fair to very good. Est.: $600-$1,200
Lot # 461 (Sale Order: 11 of 448)
Plastic storage container full of front sights, elevators, sight parts, 2 rear sights, 1 Savage tang sight, removable reticules, and hoods for sights. Over 120 pieces and priced at $25-$100 each by collector who took them to shows. Most front sights are proper for Winchesters, including a couple old large blade front sights. Est.: $350-$700
Lot # 462 (Sale Order: 12 of 448)
Unique Brand semi-auto pocket pistol, 6.35mm cal., 2” barrel, blue finish, checkered black hard rubber grips, #353536; accompanied by brown leather flap holster and extra magazine. This gun is in overall very good condition showing considerable original blue finish, good bore, action, markings and grips; holster is overall good with added magazine pouch. Est.: $150-$300.
Lot # 463 (Sale Order: 13 of 448)
Russian-made Makarov Model 70 DA semi-auto pistol, 9mm cal., 3-3/4” barrel, blue finish, checkered maroon plastic grips, #A006223. This gun is in overall fine condition with the majority of its original finish, fine bore, crisp action, fine grips; accompanied by a brown military or police style holster, belt and extra magazine and cleaning rod. Est.: $150-$300.
Lot # 464 (Sale Order: 14 of 448)
Ruger MK II semi-auto pistol, .22LR cal., 6” barrel, blue finish, smooth wood grips with small silver blank plaque inlaid in right grip, #212-44123. This gun is in overall very good to fine condition showing the majority of its original finish, fine bore, action, markings and grips; accompanied by a brown leather holster. Est.: $150-$300.
Lot # 465 (Sale Order: 15 of 448)
Marlin Model 1893 lever action rifle, .38-55 cal., octagon barrel reduced to 20", matching length magazine tube, rifle butt, blued finish with gold plated hammer and nickel bolt, serial #106148. The rifle shows 90-95% dark old blue finish, some erosion and pitting, mostly on the butt plate and rear of bolt. The markings are good on the barrel except "cal." slightly light. No markings on tang, stocks are lightly refinished, the sights are old replacements. The action is good, the bore is dirty and looks fairly rough but might clean. Est.: $200-$400
Lot # 466 (Sale Order: 16 of 448)
Ruger No. 1 single shot rifle, .30-06 cal., 26” round barrel with scope rail, blue finish, checkered wood stocks, red Ruger hard rubber butt pad, sling swivels, #131-19840; accompanied by two scope rings. This gun is in overall fine condition showing approx. 99% original finish, fine bore, crisp action, sharp markings and fine wood stocks with beautiful flame graining to butt stock. Est.: $400-$800.
Lot # 467 (Sale Order: 17 of 448)
Mossberg Model 46B, .22 cal. bolt action magazine fed repeating rifle with Mossberg adjustable windage and elevation rear sight, very good condition, hard rubber pad added. Est.: $60-$120
Lot # 468 (Sale Order: 18 of 448)
Remington Model 12-A semi-auto pump rifle, .22 short, long or long rifle cal., 22” round barrel, blue finish, wood stocks, #348177. This gun is in overall good condition showing considerable blue finish, crisp action and markings, dark bore, very good wood stocks. Est.: $150-$300.
Lot # 469 (Sale Order: 19 of 448)
Lot of two boxes of precision performance Lazzeroni 7.82 (.308) Warbird caliber cartridges (20/box); 3,475 FPS with 28” 14 twist barrel. Est.: $80-$160.
Lot # 470 (Sale Order: 20 of 448)
J.P. Moore & Co. of London SxS percussion exposed hammers shotgun, 12 gauge, 26” Damascus barrels, brass tipped wood ramrod, back action locks, wood stocks, steel butt plate, #NVSN. This gun is in overall good condition showing a grey patina to the damascene patterned barrels, crisp actions, fair + bores, very good wood stocks with beautiful graining to the butt stock and fine checkering at the wrist. Est.: $500-$1,000.
Lot # 471 (Sale Order: 21 of 448)
Bernardelli made for Stoeger Arms Corp. SxS shotgun, exposed hammers, 20 gauge, 25” barrels, standard extractor, blue and case hardened finish, checkered wood stocks, #63879. This gun is in overall very good to near fine condition showing the majority of its original blue finish to barrels and vivid case colors to the receiver; wood stocks are very good to fine with Bernardelli butt plate. Est.: $400-$800.
Lot # 472 (Sale Order: 22 of 448)
Winchester Model 24 SxS shotgun, 12 gauge, 28” barrels, improved/modified (left) and improved choked (right), blue finish, plain wood stocks, #8087. This gun is in overall good condition showing plum blue finish with scattered areas of erosion and pin prick pitting on the barrels, good bores, actions and wood stocks with scattered nicks and mars from carry and storage; after-market hard rubber butt pad. Est.: $350-$700.
Lot # 473 (Sale Order: 23 of 448)
Meriden Firearms Co. SxS shotgun, 12 gauge, 30” barrels, full choked, blue and case hardened finish, checkered wood stocks, black plastic butt plate, #37699. This gun is in overall very good condition showing the majority of its blue finish on the barrels and traces of original case colors on the receiver with balance gone to a silvery tone; lockplates marked “The A.J. Aubrey”; good bores and actions, good to very good stocks with some scattered mars and scratches from storage. Est.: $350-$700.
Lot # 474 (Sale Order: 24 of 448)
Lot consisting of one 1876 Winchester folding express type rear sight in good condition; two Winchester carbine rear sights in good condition; one tang sight for Winchester which is unmarked in good condition and may be Winchester made with 50% blue. These sights were priced at $2,000 for the 4 by the collector who took them to gun shows. Est.: $500-$1,000
Lot # 475 (Sale Order: 25 of 448)
Cast Naval brass signal cannon tube with large cascabel, classic 18th to 19th century styling showing "HF" at center portion. The tube measures11" overall, slightly under 1" bore, weighs about 7 lbs., with a good patina. Definitely antique; we would guess 1890-1940s. Est.: $200-$400