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Auction No. 104 - Session 1

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Auction No. 104 - Session 1

by Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc.
Sat, Nov  22, 2014  10:00 AM   Eastern
This sale by Amoskeag Auction Company features over 700 lots of rare and historic firearms. View the entire catalog here.
Colt Camp Perry Model Pistol Colt Camp Perry Model Pistol

Colt Camp Perry Model Pistol

Lot #1 (Sale Order 1 of 711)

serial #1905, 22 LR, 8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This pistol is the desirable 8" barrel length and is virtually as new-in-box. The metal surfaces of pistol retain 99% original blue finish with finely knurled backstrap. The checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions rate about mint. The pistol comes in its original purple hinge top box numbered in pencil on bottom to the gun. The box rates excellent and comes with its original test target numbered to the gun and a factory cleaning brush. End label is excellent. Here's your chance to purchase a virtually perfect 8" Camp Perry in the box. (16651-63) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Police Positive Target Model Revolver Colt Police Positive Target Model Revolver

Colt Police Positive Target Model Revolver

Lot #2 (Sale Order 2 of 711)

serial #32424, 22 WRF, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver remains in near new condition and is equipped with factory mother-of-pearl grips. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 98 Ð 99% original blue overall with just a tiny amount of edge wear at the muzzle. The factory mother-of-pearl grips have silver Rampant Colt medallions and rate excellent with no chips. The sides of hammer still show nice bright polish. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration, including the grips, and shows a single gun shipment on May 12, 1927 to Iver Johnson Sporting Goods in Boston. Revolver comes in its original purple Colt box with correct end label along with "SPECIAL TARGET", "PATRIDGE SIGHTS" and "PEARL BLUE" surcharges. The box is in about good condition with some separations along the edges but it all appears to be present. A splendid little Police Positive Target. (16651-64) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Harrington & Richardson U.S.R.A. Model 195 Single Shot Target Pistol Harrington & Richardson U.S.R.A. Model 195 Single Shot Target Pistol

Harrington & Richardson U.S.R.A. Model 195 Single Shot Target Pistol

Lot #3 (Sale Order 3 of 711)

serial #1857, 22 LR, 7" key hole shaped barrel with an excellent bore. This pistol has seen light use but remains in excellent condition with about 96% blue finish remaining. The muzzle has started to silver along with slight thinning finish of the forestrap and scattered light scratches. The one piece checkered walnut wraparound "No. 5 Free Pistol" style grips are in excellent condition and have the retention screw in the rear. This pistol is marked U.S.R.A. Model, has the early round checkered thumb latch, curved trigger, fixed undercut Patridge sight, matching numbers on the barrel and flat hinged extractor. The pistol includes an original one piece hinged blue box that is correctly end labeled to the gun and has matching serial number stamped on the bottom. The box is in very good condition exhibiting light handling and storage wear. Also included are the original test target numbered to the gun that is lightly soiled, a near excellent H&R catalog No. 21 with the street address hand written on the book, near excellent price of parts list, near excellent advertising pamphlet for the U.S.R.A. model, manual in pamphlet form that is starting to separate in the folds, copies of U.S.R.A. advertisement and a wooden cleaning rod. If you are looking for magnificent example of a U.S.R.A. you need look no further than this wonderful offering. (86651-52) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Post War Pre-Model 27 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver Smith & Wesson Post War Pre-Model 27 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver

Smith & Wesson Post War Pre-Model 27 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver

Lot #4 (Sale Order 4 of 711)

serial #S94882, 357 Magnum, 6 1/2" pinned barrel with an excellent bore. This 1952 Ð 1953 era revolver retains about 98% original blue finish with some light silvering at the muzzle, a light turn ring on the recessed cylinder and a few light handling marks. The Magna trigger and standard hammer retain rich case hardened colors with a faint operation mark seen on the hammer. The diamond checkered factory walnut Magna grips with silver S&W medallions are in very good to excellent condition with most of the loss on the right panel which consist of light handling marks and small, shallow chip of wood missing below the medallion. The grips, frame, crane, cylinder, extractor and barrel have correct matching serial numbers. The gun includes a wonderful condition original factory gold box that is correctly end labeled and hand numbered to the gun and contains a cleaning rod, bore brush, bore mop and early style screwdriver. This is a fine example of Pre-model 27. (86886-11) {C&R}

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Smith & Wesson Post War Transitional 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver Smith & Wesson Post War Transitional 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver

Smith & Wesson Post War Transitional 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver

Lot #5 (Sale Order 5 of 711)

serial #S71729, 357 Magnum, 8 3/8" pinned barrel with an excellent bore. This 1947 Ð 1948 made, five screw revolver retains 99% plus original blue finish with a light turn ring on the recessed cylinder the only blemish observed. The radial grooved hammer and Magna trigger retain bold case-hardened colors with no operation marks seen. The big N frame has like new diamond checkered factory walnut Magna grips with silver S&W medallions. The grips and all appropriate parts are correctly numbered to the gun. This revolver has the post war blue adjustable micrometer rear sight but was equipped with a King Patridge front sight equipped with removable blade. The revolver includes a superb condition original gold factory box that is correctly end labeled and hand numbered to the gun and contains a cleaning rod and bore mop. According to Jim Supica in the Standard Catalogue of Smith & Wesson perhaps as few as six guns with barrels 8" or longer were made during the 1946 Ð 1950 transitional period before the pre-model 27 production started at serial #S75000. This is a truly striking rare gun that has seen very little if any use. (86886-10) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle

Lot #6 (Sale Order 6 of 711)

serial #395893, 257 Roberts, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. This 1957 production rifle has obviously spent no time chasing game. The rifle features the Monte Carlo stock of the period and is sighted with a silver bead front and Lyman folding rear sight. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle on the underside and features the type III safety and drilled bolt handle, all correct for the period. The rifle is in stellar condition with the metal surfaces retaining 99% original finish with the only loss on the right frame rail and corresponding areas of extractor. The checkered pistolgrip stock rates excellent plus with 98% original finish, crisp checkering and one or two light handling marks; factory sling swivels are present. (16652-6) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle

Lot #7 (Sale Order 7 of 711)

serial #21410, 22 Hornet, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. This pre-war rifle remains in very fine condition. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and is equipped with the early knurled safety. The rifle is sighted with a silver bead front and Winchester 22G rear sight. The rifle features the early style polished action and metal surfaces retain 98% original blue with just the tiniest bit of edge wear on front end of floorplate. The pistolgrip walnut stock features the early fine checkering and checkered steel buttplate. The condition of the stock is fabulous with 98% original finish remaining and with a few very light handling marks. A very clean 1939 production rifle. (16652-1) {C&R}

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Whitney Kennedy Small Frame Sporting Rifle Whitney Kennedy Small Frame Sporting Rifle

Whitney Kennedy Small Frame Sporting Rifle

Lot #8 (Sale Order 8 of 711)

serial #1260, 44-40, 24" round barrel with an excellent bore. This rifle features the "S" lever and remains in nice condition. The barrel and magazine retain about 25% original blue finish blending with a smooth and even brown patina. The action retains about 80% original blue finish with most loss on belly which is mostly gray and tangs which are similar in color. There are some scattered light scratches in the surface of the action, not overly obtrusive but they warrant mention. The hammer retains a good deal of original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good with about 95% original finish remaining. The buttstock has a neat period repair to the wrist consisting of oval brass panels inlet and screwed to either side of the wrist. Both brass panels bear a wonderful untouched patina, the left panel engraved "Philip Miller / Traverse City MI", the right lightly scratched-engraved "LAH / Mustadt / Ontario". The rifle wears its original crescent steel buttplate with sliding door compartment. The rifle is sighted with standard open sporting sights. A nice Whitney Kennedy sporting rifle with neat period repair. (16520-2802) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Rifle Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Rifle

Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Rifle

Lot #9 (Sale Order 9 of 711)

serial #678, 38-72 WCF, 26" round barrel with an excellent bore. This is a nice honest rifle. The barrel retains about 50% original blue finish blending with a smooth brown patina and with some light oxidation staining present. The action retains about 70% original blue finish also blending with a smooth brown patina in areas of loss and also showing some light oxidation staining and a couple very light scratches through the finish only. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate near excellent with about 90% original finish remaining and with a single hole in toeline where a sling stud was removed, there is no evidence of any type of forward sling mount. The forend has a schnabel tip with ebony insert. The rifle is sighted with standard open sporting sights. A very nice second year production three digit 1895 rifle. (16520-2354) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Merrimack Arms Deluxe Ballard Sporting Rifle Merrimack Arms Deluxe Ballard Sporting Rifle

Merrimack Arms Deluxe Ballard Sporting Rifle

Lot #10 (Sale Order 10 of 711)

serial #20102, 38 CF, 24" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a lovely rifle. The barrel retains about 70% original blue finish with nearly all loss coming on the top and top left flats where there is scattered light and in some places moderate pitting present. The balance of the barrel shows nice original blue and the areas of pitting are dark brown and not overly obtrusive. The action shows about 85% original color case-hardened finish which has softened but still shows subtle colors throughout. The uncheckered buttstock and iron capped forend forend show very nice figure, particularly the buttstock and both rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just light handling marks present. There is sling swivel mounted very neatly in a dovetail in the bottom of the barrel with corresponding stud in toeline of stock. This rifle features the manual extractor mounted in bottom breech end of forend along with a gold washed Beach combination front sight, two leaf folding rear barrel sight and the original tang mounted peepsight mounted in dovetail in top rear of action. Merrimack Arms sporting rifles with condition are very rare, deluxe variations are extremely rare. (16651-44) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Engraved Volcanic Lever Action No. 1 Pocket Pistol By New Haven Arms Company Engraved Volcanic Lever Action No. 1 Pocket Pistol By New Haven Arms Company

Engraved Volcanic Lever Action No. 1 Pocket Pistol By New Haven Arms Company

Lot #11 (Sale Order 11 of 711)

serial #1445, .31 caliber, 3 1/2" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a fabulous little Volcanic. The brass frame features wonderful loose flowing factory scroll engraving on sides of frame and having lovely foliate border engraving along the top of the frame and down the backstrap. This pistol has an unusual barrel marking reading "NEW HAVEN CONN. / PATENT FEB. 14. 1854" and the right side of the lever shows assembly number "8". The condition of this little pistol is fabulous with the barrel retaining about 60% bright original blue finish with areas of loss bearing a smooth gray brown patina. The blue loss on the barrel looks to be from flaking and not wear and the areas of loss are quite smooth. The frame shows very sharp engraving, crisp edges and bears a wonderful even patina. The hammer is a pleasing mix of faded color case-hardened finish and gray patina. The bolt retains lots of bright original fire blue as does the cartridge lifter. The grips are each stamp-numbered to the gun and rate excellent plus with 95% original varnish remaining. A superb Volcanic pocket pistol. Investment grade. (16520-4038) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot #12 (Sale Order 12 of 711)

serial #55779, 32-40, 30" part round part octagon No. 2 weight barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle is in wonderful condition. The barrel retains 90% evenly thinning original blue with areas of thinning blending with a smooth brown patina. The action retains 95% brilliant original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 85% original finish remaining with most loss being on belly of forend. The rifle has been fitted with a factory Swiss buttplate which does not fit perfectly and with the very edge of the buttstock having been lightly beveled to meet the buttplate. A good wood man could likely fit a factory crescent buttplate to this rifle in a fashion that would be undetectable. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front, open rear slot and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. Overall a nice, high condition antique High Wall with one period alteration. (16520-1756) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Bullard Semi-Deluxe Takedown Single Shot Target Rifle Bullard Semi-Deluxe Takedown Single Shot Target Rifle

Bullard Semi-Deluxe Takedown Single Shot Target Rifle

Lot #13 (Sale Order 13 of 711)

serial #3690, 38-55, 28" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle is in wonderful all original condition. The barrel of this rifle retains about 80% evenly thinning original blue finish with the octagonal breech section being mostly a smooth brown patina. The frame retains 90 - 95% original blue finish with some striations through the finish bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The hammer and lever retain strong original color case-hardened finish. The un-checkered pistol grip buttstock and forend show some nice figure and rate excellent retaining 95% original finish and showing nice honest raised grain. The buttplate is a steel rifle type butt that may or may not be original although it fits very nicely, the wood beneath the buttplate is completely undisturbed. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, blank in rear slot and a Soule windage adjustable tang mounted peepsight is present. A lovely Bullard rifle. (16651-17) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Maynard Improved No. 16 Target Rifle Maynard Improved No. 16 Target Rifle

Maynard Improved No. 16 Target Rifle

Lot #14 (Sale Order 14 of 711)

serial #26348, .32-35, 28" part round part octagon barrel with an excellent bore. This is a very nice rifle with the barrel being correctly numbered to the action. The condition is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 90% original blue finish with wear being even and mostly along the high edges. The action retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which remains quite strong and rich. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of very highly figured American black walnut and rate very good plus with lots of original finish on the butt and less on the forend from honest period carry wear. The checkering remains quite strong with just the lightest wear present. The rifle is equipped with its original nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate with only traces of original nickel remaining and with the brass showing a lovely rich patina. The rifle is sighted with a globe front with removable inserts, no rear seat and its original folding tang mounted peepsight. The original sight rest stud at rear of top tang is present. This is a very nice deluxe Maynard rifle. (16520-2732) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Factory Cutaway Rifle Colt Lightning Medium Frame Factory Cutaway Rifle

Colt Lightning Medium Frame Factory Cutaway Rifle

Lot #15 (Sale Order 15 of 711)

serial #28968, 44-40, 8" round barrel with full magazine and a bright minty bore with just a little oxidation at the muzzle. This is one of approximately 50 factory demonstrator Lightning rifles made between 1885 and 1890, this one being made in 1888. The frame has 11 milled openings to allow viewing of the internal mechanism of the rifle. The forend is a typical two-piece checkered walnut forend and the buttstock is cut and rounded over just before the comb. Metal surfaces of rifle are a brown patina with some scattered old surface oxidation and some minor light scattered pitting. The area with the Rampant Colt is milled away and there are traces of bright original blue in protected areas. The stocks rate excellent with the forend screws showing light oxidation. The rifle functions perfectly. A rare and completely honest Colt Lightning factory cutaway. (16891-6) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver

Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver

Lot #16 (Sale Order 16 of 711)

serial #643062, 32 Colt, 6" heavy barrel with a minty bore. This 1940 production revolver features Patridge adjustable target sights and is in a desirable chambering. The condition of the revolver is flawless. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 99% plus original blue finish overall. The sides of the hammer retain their bright polish and the checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions are mint. The revolver comes in its original purple Colt box numbered in pencil on bottom to the gun. The box is numbered again in pencil inside the lid and also bears the name "Capt. Flynn". The condition of the box is superb and the end label is correct with the "2" in the caliber being an applied label over the original "8" as these 32 caliber revolvers were made in very limited quantities. Included in the box is a cleaning brush, screwdriver and "Shooting Suggestions" sheet. This revolver is virtually perfect. (16651-65) {C&R}

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Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Revolver Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Revolver

Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Revolver

Lot #17 (Sale Order 17 of 711)

serial #46330, 41 Colt, 2 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a desirable "storekeeper's" configuration with the ejectorless short barrel and also features an etched panel and blue and case colored finish. The condition is very nice with the barrel and cylinder retaining about 70% original blue with loss due to flaking and with those areas of loss bearing a lovely smooth brown patina. The left side of the barrel shows a strong fully legible etch. The frame retains about 95% strong original color case-hardened finish. The gripframe retains about 65% original blue which is bright and strong with wear being just along the backstrap which is now a smooth brown patina. The grips are period mother-of-pearl replacements. A handsome little 1883 production Thunderer snubby. (16520-981) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt New Service Target Revolver Colt New Service Target Revolver

Colt New Service Target Revolver

Lot #18 (Sale Order 18 of 711)

serial #83325, 44 Russian and S&W Special, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver features a square notch rear sight and blued bead front with checkered gripstraps and trigger. The metal surfaces of the revolver retain 97% plus original blue finish with most loss at the muzzle and the smallest amount of light thinning on left side of barrel toward muzzle. The hammer spine retains nearly all of its original fire blued finish and polish on sides of hammer remains bright. The fancy diamond checkered factory walnut grips with brass Rampant Colt medallions rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and showing sharp checkering. A very fine 1915 production New Service Target with dual caliber marking. (16651-79) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt New Service Target Revolver Colt New Service Target Revolver

Colt New Service Target Revolver

Lot #19 (Sale Order 19 of 711)

serial #18167, 44 Russian, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This old model target revolver shows the barrel address with last patent date of 1901 and has original high polish blue finish. This flattop frame revolver has an adjustable "U" notch rear sight with blued bead front, checkered gripstraps and trigger. The condition of the revolver is excellent with 95% original blue remaining with primary wear at the muzzle and on left side of frame from locking latch rubbing lightly on the frame. The hammer spine and trigger retain strong original fire blue with sides of hammer showing good bright polish. The correct early style diamond checkered grips rate excellent and fit perfectly with 95% original finish and sharp checkering. A lovely New Service Old Model Target. (16651-75) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Beautiful Owens Brothers Magazine Sporting Rifle By Bob Owen Beautiful Owens Brothers Magazine Sporting Rifle By Bob Owen

Beautiful Owens Brothers Magazine Sporting Rifle By Bob Owen

Lot #20 (Sale Order 20 of 711)

30-06, 24" barrel with a bright very good plus to near excellent bore which shows only some very light frosting nearer the breech. The metal surfaces retain about 95-97% of an older restored rust blued finish, there being some tiny remnants of some streaky, extremely light pinprick pitting beneath. The bottom metal shows slightly more toning to gray, especially along its sharp edges and the front extension. The bolt body shows only light wear with the extractor showing the mottled burnishing that was popular during the period. The receiver and first 5" of the barrel show lovely loose flowing foliate scroll with background punch dot shading by Rudolf Kornbrath, the front ring with a nice depiction of a large bull moose head. The bottom metal is engraved in similar fashion with the floorplate showing wonderful depictions of a grizzly bear and a bull elk, forever separated by a large flowing flourish of foliate scroll. The bolt handle and shroud show the same lovely Kornbrath engraving along with geometric borderline embellishment while the knob proper shows four coarsely checkered panels for positive grasping with a flower on its very bottom surface. The rifle is stocked classic style in a nice grade of English walnut and rates very good with overall dings and handling marks from the years of use afield. The rifle features nice scant comb flutes with a rounded shadow line left-side cheekpiece. The checkered pistol grip panels are flawlessly executed and nicely bordered with tiny diamonds accenting their front-most sections, the forend area is profusely checkered over all in a flawless wrap-around pattern which is borderless except for its rear-most edge adjacent to the magazine box; it features arrow-shaped ribbons left and right with the same accenting diamond in each rear-most panel. The rifle features European-style sling swivels, an un-engraved gold monogram plate along the toeline, a beautiful bone forend tip and a blued steel pistolgrip cap which is nicely engraved. The typical fully checkered buttplate is present with engraved widows peak giving a 13 1/2" length of pull; beneath the trap we find a thong and brush, spare firing pin nose and spare Marbles Sheard style front sight. The barrel shows the appropriate early maker mark "Owens Brothers Saquoit New York". The gun is sighted with a sporting ramp front which supports a Marbles Sheard sight. The face of the ramp is neatly matted and there are light sprays of geometric and foliate engraving surrounding the ramp. The rear of the striker is neatly fitted with a Lyman aperture sight, the screw-in aperture no longer present. This particular rifle is featured in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century and pictured on page 66. Mr. Owen was an exceptional craftsman and started in the business making "best quality" arms, a fact this rifle is testament to; these arms are extremely scarce and very rarely encountered. Really an astonishing arm done by this extremely talented maker. (36650-8) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Lovely Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle From Kirkwood Of Boston Lovely Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle From Kirkwood Of Boston

Lovely Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle From Kirkwood Of Boston

Lot #21 (Sale Order 21 of 711)

serial #1406893, 30-06, 24" star gauged barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98-99% excellent quality maker rust blue. The bolt body is bright with the nice crosshatched burnishing seen during the period, the extractor with light wear. The shroud shows remnants of some silvery case-hardening mixing with its rust blue. The receiver races have been honed bright and the right race and follower neatly jeweled. The bottom metal shows the tiniest amount of light oxidation, it is unobtrusive. The gun is stocked classic style with a nice left side flared shadow line cheekpiece. The stock is of English walnut and rates very good plus to near excellent showing only some very minor handling marks from light use and with some a very stunning grain in the butt, especially in the area of the cheekpiece. The grip shows borderless checkered panels with the forend wraparound, each showing numerous very tiny little overruns which are somewhat amusing. The rifle is very classic with its horn forend tip, blued steel gripcap and checkered steel buttplate providing a 13 3/4" length of pull. There are generous quick detachable swivel studs along the toeline and underside of the forend. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting ramp front which supports a simple bead sight along with a knurled hood while the rear receiver ring supports a Lyman aperture sight. The front guard screw shows some very light damage and there is a small ding or scratch just ahead of it on the front extension. There are two squarish cracks left and right at the very front of the stock flat, disassembly reveals a repair to a crack through the recoil lug area, very professionally done, utilizing bedding compound, it is likely these cracks may have been caused by the installation of a hidden crossbolt, they are unobtrusive and barely worth the mention. the underside of the barrel is star gauge numbered "A/483" and the star gauge mark is present at the muzzle. The rifle comes with a copy of a June 8, 1934-dated voucher from the DCM and a copy of an SRS letter, showing shipment of this rifle by serial number, NRA Type Sporter, to Dr. Judson A Smith, care of Kirkwood Brothers Boston. Overall a very handsome 30s-made Kirkwood sporter that likely shoots extremely well with its lovely star gauged barrel. (36649-11) {C&R}

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Custom 1903 Rock Island Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph Custom 1903 Rock Island Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph

Custom 1903 Rock Island Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph

Lot #22 (Sale Order 22 of 711)

serial #235874, 30-06, 24" 7-13 dated barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barreled action retains perhaps 90-92% original blue, actually appearing much stronger under normal ambient light, with the loss due primarily to just even fading. The bolt body and handle show excellent restored blue with minor operational marks and light toning on the knob, also with some pinprick pits in that area. Built on an NRA action, the bottom metal retains about 70% original blue, the front extension with the flaming bomb and NRA stamp, the center of the floorplate with the name of the fellow for-whom it was built, "GW Mixter/1916" engraved in a scrolled riband; there are some dings on the triggerguard bow, they are unobtrusive. The gun is beautifully stocked classic style with a lovely pinched comb and a rounded left-side cheekpiece with a shadow line. The grip features flawlessly checkered panels with mullered borders while the forend has a wrap-around pattern. The arm has a very graceful schnabel tip and a scalloped hard rubber grip cap with a length of pull to the grooved trapdoor buttplate of 13 7/8". The stock itself rates very good plus to excellent showing only sparse, very minor dings and handling marks from use afield. There is a tiny chip missing from the rear of the receiver tang and a very tiny crack starting near the magazine cut off inlet, neither of these relevant. The rifle is sighted with a Marbles bead in the original front banded ramp and there is a Lyman receiver sight in place on the rear bridge. George Webber Mixter was an Army colonel among other things and was chief of aircraft production. He was a graduate of Yale and Johns Hopkins and would become the director and vice president of John Deere, his family company, and was president and general manager of the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company for a period of time. Really an absolutely lovely Adolph rifle in a very fine state of condition. The arm is pictured and discussed in Custom Gunsmiths of the 20th Century, volume 2. An absolutely superb example, clearly one of the finest Adolph's around. (36650-20) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Interesting 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin Interesting 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Interesting 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Lot #23 (Sale Order 23 of 711)

serial #684170, 30-06, 24" barrel with a very good bore showing sharp rifling but with minor frosting within the grooves. The barreled action retains about 98% very nicely restored rust blue. The bottom metal is similar and is beautifully Rudolf Kornbrath engraved with his typical loose foliate scroll on front extension, bow of guard and surrounding a game scene vignette of a grizzly bear on the floorplate. The bow of the guard has the initials "FMH" inlaid in gold. The classic style stock rates very good to very good plus with the overall minor dings and handling marks one would expect from a field-used rifle. The forend is three-quarter-length, typical of Griffin's early stocks, terminating in a nice schnabel. There is a rounded left side cheekpiece with shadow line, bone pistolgrip cap which shows a bit of insect damage and a checkered and lightly engraved trapdoor buttplate giving a 13 3/4" length of pull. The generous grip panels are very nicely checkered and feature mullered borders, the right panel showing a number of tiny over-runs. The forend panels are lovely as well, also with mullered borders, close inspection revealing a tiny overrun here or there. The most interesting part of the rifle is a silver plaque affixed to the right side of the butt which details the rifle's history. It mentions the gun being recovered in Fismes France in August 1918 and being carried by a member of the 111th infantry in the Argonne Forest. When returned to America the rifle was presented by Capt. Charles Johnston, Headquarters 111th infantry to a Mr. F M Hoblitt (Frederick M Hoblitt of New York City was the general manager of sales for the Ajax Rubber Company and connected with other automotive interests) and converted to a sporting rifle in 1919 by Mr. Griffin. Fismes was the scene of horrific fighting in August 1918, the village basically reduced to rubble, American casualties disastrous. Hopefully Mr. Hoblitt was able to put the rifle to good, more peaceful uses afield in the forests of upstate New York or wherever the road took him. Charles Johnston was captain of Company G, 111th Infantry. Overall a lovely early Griffin still in a very fine state of condition with a quite a story to tell, further diligent researcher may turn up the connection between Johnston and Hoblitt. (36650-10) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Lovely Griffin & Howe Pre '64 Winchester Model 70 Rifle Lovely Griffin & Howe Pre '64 Winchester Model 70 Rifle

Lovely Griffin & Howe Pre '64 Winchester Model 70 Rifle

Lot #24 (Sale Order 24 of 711)

serial #34217, 270 Win, 24" Winchester barrel with a bright excellent bore showing a throat so crisp it appears unfired. The metal surfaces retain 98 to near 99% top-quality G&H rust blue, there being the tiniest ghost of some radial scratches about 2" in front of the receiver ring, they are actually missed at first glance. The bolt body and extractor are bright and show exceptional cross-hatch burnishing while the right receiver race and magazine follower show lovely engine turning, the left race honed bright; the rear of the receiver itself has been neatly narrowed from its original cloverleaf configuration and is very pleasing. The bolt handle has been gracefully sculpted and checkered in teardrop panels top and bottom on the knob; the safety was modified by G & H and sports a larger grooved thumb piece and now acts upon the right side of the shroud, rather than atop it as the original prewar safety did. The rifle is stocked classic style with a flared shadow line cheekpiece in a nice grade of English walnut, the stock rates excellent showing only a small handful of the very sparsely scattered very light handling marks here or there; there is a tiny flake starting at the left side of the butt's widows peak which could easily be arrested. There are checkered grip panels which are nicely bordered and the forearm has a flawless wrap-around pattern. The rifle features the Griffin & Howe signature bone forend tip, blued pistolgrip cap and has a very nice checkered and engraved trapdoor buttplate providing a 13 7/8" length of pull. There is an oval German silver monogram plate along the toeline which is neatly block engraved "HAS" and there is a Griffin & Howe swivel stud on the toeline, with a barrel band base soldered to the barrel. The rifle is sighted with the original Winchester matted front ramp with simple bead sight and heavily knurled G&H hood, the rear sight boss has been turned from the barrel and the receiver now sports a Lyman aperture sight in the factory holes on its left side; there is a sight bridge and bridge blank included with the rifle. The left side of the receiver has also been fitted with a G & H quick-detach base and ring set which supports a 2 1/2X Lyman Alaskan telescopic sight with post and crosshair reticle and bright excellent optics. The scope itself rates excellent with nearly all its original blue. The rifle is absolutely superb and does not appear to have seen any use since leaving the Griffin & Howe. A super rifle, in a super caliber, with wonderful amenities. (36652-34) {C&R}

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Superb Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle Superb Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Superb Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #25 (Sale Order 25 of 711)

serial #26308, 38-55, 32" heavy weight part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a completely honest, untouched and high condition example of one of the most handsome of Ballard rifles. The frame features lovely relief floral scroll engraving with a trotting buck in round panel on left side and a standing bear in round panel on the right side. The barrel is heavy with the octagonal section being identical to the frame in size. The rifle features factory adjustable double set triggers, ball and spur lever, factory target sights and heavy Swiss buttplate. All serial numbers match on the frame, barrel, forend, buttstock, buttplate and stock tang. The barrel retains 95% original blue with just a little light even thinning and some light silvering along the highest edges. The frame retains about 80% fading original color case-hardened finish which has a lovely antique appearance. The checkered straight grip buttstock and forend are of nicely figured walnut and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with strong, crisp checkering. The stock shows its original factory cheekpiece, just a few scattered light handing marks and it fits perfectly. The forend tip is of horn and the original Schuetzen buttplate retains virtually all of its original nickel plated finish. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge spirit level front, no rear seat and a Vernier folding tang mounted peepsight. The rifle weighs in at 15 lbs. A truly wonderful Ballard No. 6 Shuetzen rifle, the finest we have ever had the privilege of offering for sale. Investment grade. (16651-3) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard Special Order Off Hand Target Rifle Marlin Ballard Special Order Off Hand Target Rifle

Marlin Ballard Special Order Off Hand Target Rifle

Lot #26 (Sale Order 26 of 711)

serial #21781, 32-40, 34" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle is basically a plain jane 6 1/2 off-hand rifle with a part octagon barrel and plain uncheckered stocks with no cheekpiece. The rifle has all matching numbers on action, barrel, forend, stock, buttplate and stock tang. The rifle is equipped with factory adjustable double set thick triggers, full loop lever and a short prong Swiss buttplate. The condition of the rifle is lovely. The barrel retains about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish which is just beginning to blend with a smooth brown patina in some areas. The action retains 80% original color case hardened finish which has just softened slightly and has a lovely appearance. There is some light oxidation staining on the left side of the action. The plain pistolgrip walnut buttstock has no cheekpiece and rates excellent plus with 95% original finish remaining. The forend does not have a horn tip and ends in a simple and subtle walnut schnabel. The rifle has a rear sight dovetail which is unusual but with the other special order features it is likely a factory slot. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, spirit level in rear seat and a high quality modern mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. A lovely, honest and unusual Ballard rifle. (16651-31) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Lot #27 (Sale Order 27 of 711)

serial #30194, 32 Long CF, 28" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very clean and very honest Ballard. The barrel retains about 95% original blue finish with just a little light thinning near breech and on highest edges. The action retains about 75% faded original color case-hardened finish which has taken on a pleasing pewter color with subtle colors showing in most areas. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and possibly a very light coat of added finish. The forend has a simple schnabel tip and the buttplate is a standard crescent sporting type. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, blank in rear slot and a high quality modern mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight is in place. A very nice example of the No. 2 Sporting rifle. (16651-32) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Rare Factory Presentation Cased Three Barrel Set Maynard First Model Sporting Rifle Rare Factory Presentation Cased Three Barrel Set Maynard First Model Sporting Rifle

Rare Factory Presentation Cased Three Barrel Set Maynard First Model Sporting Rifle

Lot #28 (Sale Order 28 of 711)

serial #3822, 26" barrel in 54 caliber smoothbore, 20" barrel in 50 Maynard and 20" barrel in 35 Maynard all barrels numbered correctly. This is a stunning set, the condition is awe inspiring. The rifle features the early slab stock which is of very highly figured feather crotch walnut with an oval presentation plate of either silver or white gold in the right side that is engraved "Maynard Arms Co. to / Wm. G. Freeman". This rifle appears in all respects to be unfired. The polish on the breech face is perfect, the bores are all perfect and the polish on the muzzles and breeches is perfect. The action retains 97% original color case hardened finish with the hammer, trigger, lever pin and screws all retaining virtually all of their original fire blue. The buttplate with patchbox retains nearly all of its original blue on the right side with a little loss from flaking and the left side shows an area of pitting where rust was removed, that is the only part of the set that is not mint. The stock retains all of its original glossy finish. All three barrels retain 99% original blue finish with all three levers retaining virtually all of their original slightly softened color case-hardened finish. The rifle is replete with all of its original accessories French fitted in the original case. The accessories include a Maynard marked bullet mould, loading tools for each barrel, cleaning brushes for each barrel, patch cutter, rosewood handled turnscrew, two cartridge inserts complete with leather lanyards, powder flask which retains all of its original lacquer, five tin cannisters with embossed brass caps, four hold lubrication while the fifth contains nine rolls of Maynard tape primers, a tin of Eley percussion caps is present along with a BGI cleaning kit. All accessories are virtually as new. All three barrels have German silver blade front sights (the 35 caliber barrel with an iron ring sight protector in place) and the two rifle barrels have single standing and single folding leaf rear sights. The original Rosewood veneered case rates excellent with virtually all of its original finish and a plain monogram plate on lid. William G. Freeman was the Secretary of the Maynard Firearms Company. Special factory presentation firearms are extremely rare and represent the pinnacle of collectible arms. This set is like a time capsule, it is unused, untouched, there are no enhancements, no additions; one could not ask for a more honest and mint antique American arm. This set would be right at home within the finest collection of antique American firearms. This set is for those who enjoy owning only the very best. (16720-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Custom Meunier Pattern Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle Custom Meunier Pattern Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Custom Meunier Pattern Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #29 (Sale Order 29 of 711)

serial #3407, 38-55, 30" heavy part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features a heavy barrel which is nicely turned down at breech with edges of octagon barrel faceted making for a nice transition to the faceted action. The action features beautiful factory scroll engraving with a standing buck and recumbent doe at center on left side and a running buffalo at center on right side. The ring of the action shows wedges of scroll on the flats with the top flat being fully scroll engraved. The rifle features a Meunier style short forend with a nickel plated brass collar at front of forend which houses a short, threaded palm rest. The buttstock is numbered "9228" while the stock tang is properly numbered "3407". The barrel is numbered "3407" beneath collar and the forend itself is numbered "6601". The rifle is equipped with factory adjustable double set triggers and a ball and spur lever. The rifle appears in all regards to have been in this configuration since the period of use, in-other-words, this appears to be a period custom Ballard. The condition is nice with the barrel retaining about 70% evenly thinning original blue which is blending with a smooth brown patina. The action shows crisp engraving and retains a pleasing mix of faded original color case-hardened finish and a smooth gray patina. The palm rest collar retains about 95% original nickel plated finish with a patinated brass showing in areas of loss. The nicely figured walnut buttstock and forend rate near excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and showing strong checkering. The buttstock shows several small cracks at the action which all appear tight and sound. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front, target blocks and a mid-range Vernier adjustable tang mounted peepsight. These guns were first made in this configuration by John Meunier of Milwaukee and while some of his rifles are indeed signed, the ones that are not, like this one are referred to as either Meunier Pattern or Wisconsin style. A rare and handsome period custom Ballard target rifle. (16651-2) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver With King Super Target Conversion Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver With King Super Target Conversion

Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver With King Super Target Conversion

Lot #30 (Sale Order 30 of 711)

serial #18950, 22 LR, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a fabulous revolver. The gun has been fitted by King with a full rib and adjustable sights along with a King "cockeyed" hammer. The left side of the rib is marked "COLT KING SUPER TARGET". The revolver is in wonderful condition retaining 97% original blue overall with most loss being at the muzzle. The screw on left side of frame beneath the cylinder shows light slot damage and there are a couple tiny, superficial scratches adjacent to the screw. The revolver wears a set of Roper grips which rate excellent with nearly all of their original finish and with sharp checkering. The revolver cycles crisply and locks up very tightly. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the factory configuration and showing shipment to Momsen, Dunnegan and Ryan Company in El Paso on February 8, 1938 in a four gun shipment. Colt, King and RoperÉdoes it get any better (16651-74) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Superb John Wills Custom Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle Superb John Wills Custom Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Superb John Wills Custom Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Lot #31 (Sale Order 31 of 711)

serial #5773, 44 WCF, 28" octagon barrel with a bright minty bore. This rifle features superbly crafted custom English walnut stocks in the factory pattern with flawlessly executed checkering, original checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate and horn forend tip. The barrel is completely unmarked retains 99% original blue and the action retains 99% superb quality restored color case-hardened finish. The frame markings have been nicely reapplied to the left side of the action and all edges remain crisp and well-defined. The stocks are flawlessly fit and finished with perfectly cut checkering in the proper factory style. The stocks retain 98% original finish with just one small handling mark on the left side of the butt. The rifle is sighted with a modern Rocky Mountain front and standard sporting rear. Really a magnificently restored Ballard sporting rifle. (16651-36) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver With King Super Target Conversion Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver With King Super Target Conversion

Colt Officer'S Model Target Revolver With King Super Target Conversion

Lot #32 (Sale Order 32 of 711)

serial #635791, 32 Police, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a fabulous revolver. The gun has been fitted by King with a full rib and adjustable sights, it has been modified to a short action and a King "cockeyed" hammer added. The left side of the rib is marked "COLT KING SUPER TARGET". The revolver is in wonderful condition retaining 98% plus original blue overall with most loss being at the muzzle. The revolver wears a set of Roper grips which rate excellent with nearly all of their original finish and with sharp checkering. The revolver cycles crisply and locks up very tightly. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the factory configuration and showing shipment to Momsen, Dunnegan and Ryan Company in El Paso on February 8, 1939 in a six gun shipment. Colt, King and RoperÉwhat a great combined effort to end up with this stellar target revolver. (16651-73) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master Revolver With King Conversion Colt Shooting Master Revolver With King Conversion

Colt Shooting Master Revolver With King Conversion

Lot #33 (Sale Order 33 of 711)

serial #340346, 38 Special, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This fine revolver features the King rib and sights along with what looks to be a custom King hammer with wide thumbpiece. The left side of the rib is marked "COLT-KING SUPER TARGET" and the trigger is fitted with a wide target shoe. The condition of the revolver is excellent with metal surfaces retaining 95% original blue with loss due to some wear at the muzzle and thinning on the cylinder. The revolver wears a lovely pair of Roper grips which rate excellent plus with 98% original finish and sharp checkering. Action is crisp and clean. Revolver comes with factory letter confirming the factory configuration and showing shipment to Farwell, Ozmum, Kirk & Co. in St. Paul, MN on April 30, 1938; one gun shipment. (16651-93) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Model 1902 Military Pistol Colt Model 1902 Military Pistol

Colt Model 1902 Military Pistol

Lot #34 (Sale Order 34 of 711)

serial #41791, 38 Rimless Smokeless, 6" barrel with an as-new bore. This pistol is in immaculate condition. The metal surfaces of pistol retain 99% plus original blue finish. The hammer retains 99% original color case-hardened finish. The checkered hard rubber grips are mint. The pistol comes in its original box numbered to the gun in pencil on bottom with "Special Instruction" sheet, "Component Parts" list and cleaning brush. The box rates good plus with the right side end flaps separated and partially missing. The end labels are excellent. Unless you can find one with a little bit better box, this pistol is as good as they get. (16886-1) {C&R}

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Fine Vintage Rimfire Single Shot Target Ensemble Fine Vintage Rimfire Single Shot Target Ensemble

Fine Vintage Rimfire Single Shot Target Ensemble

Lot #35 (Sale Order 35 of 711)

This set consists of an H & R USRA Pistol serial #2169 and a Smith & Wesson Third Model Perfected Single Shot Pistol serial #11304. Both pistols are in 22 LR and both pistols have 10" barrels with excellent bores. The USRA retains about 95% original blue finish with most loss on the front strap and near muzzle with one series of tiny dings about 3/8" in length on right side of barrel lug. The one piece checkered walnut grips are beautifully figured and checkered with a flared butt and rate excellent plus. The Smith retains about 85 Ð 90% original blue with most loss on sides of barrel and on the small exposed section of the frontstrap. The hammer and trigger retain a good deal of their slightly faded original color case hardened finish. The original diamond checkered walnut grips rate very good showing wear commensurate with the balance of the pistol. The pistols come cased together in a period Hartmann shooters case custom fit for these pistols and including an extra set of grips for each gun, the USRA grips are factory standard grips, the Smith grips are a very finely made set of checkered thumbrest grips which rate excellent. Also included in the case are cleaning rods and implements, a shell block, a pair of American Optical shooting specs, and a 1941 dated Second Prize USRA Badge issued for the Senior League of the Saginaw Gun Club. The condition of the case and accessories is excellent. A really nice rimfire target shooter's kit. (16651-71, 72) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Cpa Rifle Stevens 44 1/2 Schuetzen Rifle Two Barrel Set By Paul Shuttleworth Cpa Rifle Stevens 44 1/2 Schuetzen Rifle Two Barrel Set By Paul Shuttleworth

Cpa Rifle Stevens 44 1/2 Schuetzen Rifle Two Barrel Set By Paul Shuttleworth

Lot #36 (Sale Order 36 of 711)

serial #769, 30-30 Win., 22 LR, 28" part round part octagon No. 3 weight barrels cast from Douglas XX blanks with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original CPA matte blue with a few light scuffs and blemishes and are properly Shuttleworth marked. The action with ball and spur lever retain 99% brilliant crisp Stevens ripple style case colors and is equipped with a smooth wood insert. The Schuetzen style walnut stock rates excellent with a few light handling marks and blemishes and features a "S" shaped grip and dual hooked Stevens Pope style butt with lovely case colors matching the receiver. The Stevens style schnabel forends rate very good plus with some minor light handling marks mainly at the tips and are both equipped with palm rest brackets. The rifle is equipped with MVA Stevens globe style front sights on both barrels, MVA No. 139 Stevens style tang aperture sight with MVA Hadley style cup, round palm rest, MVA insert aperture card missing two inserts, rimfire breech block, extra firing pins, case colored target blocks, one-piece solid scope base, beech seater with turned wooden knob, Hoch single cavity bullet mould with wooden handles, (27) primed 30-30 brass cases and (20) 178 gain .310 Pope cast lead bullets. A superb rifle set made by Mr. Shuttleworth complete with accessories without the burden of the current year or so wait. (56520-546) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Shiloh 1874 Sharps Creedmoor Target Falling Block Rifle Shiloh 1874 Sharps Creedmoor Target Falling Block Rifle

Shiloh 1874 Sharps Creedmoor Target Falling Block Rifle

Lot #37 (Sale Order 37 of 711)

serial #0944B, 45-70, 32" part round/part octagon standard weight barrel with a bright, excellent bore. The barrel retains about 99% plus original polished blue with no visible signs of wear. The frame, lever, block and hammer have a similar amount of vibrant case colors. All of the screws with the exception of the two on the left side of the frame are factory polished. The two remaining frame screws are a matte brown and blend nicely with the case colors. The AA claro presentation grade walnut stocks rate like new and feature absolutely lovely figure and nice factory checkering patterns. The forearm features an ebony schnabel tip, the pistolgrip buttstock has the original hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Rifle is equipped with a globe style front sight with spirit level and a long range vernier rear sight is mounted to the tang. The front sight insert is not present and there is no provision for a barrel mounted rear sight. Included with this fine target rifle are the original factory punch list hangtag, the original invoice dated "11/21/2003", owner's manual and packet of cleaning instructions. A leather sight cover is also included. A really stupendous Creedmoor style long range sporting rifle that just oozes single shot sex appeal and is in near-new overall condition. (46649-12)

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Shiloh Sharps 1874 Hartford Falling Block Rifle Shiloh Sharps 1874 Hartford Falling Block Rifle

Shiloh Sharps 1874 Hartford Falling Block Rifle

Lot #38 (Sale Order 38 of 711)

serial #B324, 45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel with a bright, excellent bore and features a Hartford collar at its base. The barrel retains 99% original blue with small amounts of silvering along the edges. The frame, hammer and lever retain a similar amount of original case color. The German silver tipped walnut forearm and straight grip buttstock rate excellent and have a few very light dings. The buttstock features a hard rubber shotgun style buttplate and has some lovely figure. Rifle is equipped with a globe style front sight with level and has a long range express aperture sight mounted to the tang. The original buckhorn rear sight has been removed, but the base remains in place. An excellent long range sporting rifle in excellent condition that should be a stupendous performer. (46900-D29822)

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Vic Olson Custom Ruger No. 1 Falling Block Rifle Vic Olson Custom Ruger No. 1 Falling Block Rifle

Vic Olson Custom Ruger No. 1 Falling Block Rifle

Lot #39 (Sale Order 39 of 711)

serial #3484, 224 Wby, 24" quarter rib barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original blue finish with detailed loose foliate scroll engraving on the frame, lever and breech end of the barrel with two gold bands on both ends and flawlessly executed gold images of a bighorn sheep on one side and a bobcat on the other. The borderless checkered Circassian walnut pistolgrip buttstock with left side flared shadowline cheekpiece and schnabel tipped forend rate excellent overall with some light handling blemishes present. Above the caliber on the barrel reads "Vic Olson", a former gunsmith for Browning who eventually went on his own and is now retired. Included with this well-crafted rifle is a pair of 1" scope rings. This custom Ruger No. 1 is an excellent example of the type of work Vic Olson was capable of and is chambered in a unique caliber. (156520-3382) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Rare And Superb Frank Wesson No. 1 Long Range Rifle Rare And Superb Frank Wesson No. 1 Long Range Rifle

Rare And Superb Frank Wesson No. 1 Long Range Rifle

Lot #40 (Sale Order 40 of 711)

serial #14, 32-40, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This magnificent rifle was the recipient of the prestigious NRA Ten Best Weapons Medallion at the April 1985 NRA Annual Meetings held in Seattle. The barrel marking is different than the other known examples being stamped "F. WESSON MAKER / Worcester, Mass" rather than the long hand engraved barrel inscription commonly found on these rifles; this barrel marking is commonly found on the No. 2 rifles. The rifle is fitted with a full length Malcolm telescopic sight mounted in the only two dovetails in the barrel. Because of the barrel marking and because the top tang is drilled for the long range tang sight normally found on these rifles and that fact that the holes for a heel position tang sight have been neatly filled, some feel that this rifle was re-barreled by Wesson when this telescopic sight was added. The action, lock, hammer and lever all show wonderful 19th century loose floral scroll engraving with beautifully executed wolf's head on the hammer and a nice area of scroll on the heel of the buttplate. The condition of the rifle is spectacular with the barrel retaining 97% original blue finish and the action and lock showing 95% strong original color case-hardened finish. The Malcolm scope still has its original lens caps, the front may be a period replacement, the rear is clearly original and retains 95% of its original brown finish. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of highly figured American black walnut and rate excellent with 95% of their original finish remaining. The checkering remains sharp and the forend and pistolgrip are both capped in horn. The original checkered steel shotgun buttplate is present with screws still indexed perfectly. There are 13 known No. 1 Long Range rifles, the highest observed serial number is 17, several of the known guns are not numbered. This rifle is the highest number and likely the last one made with a wedge fastened forend, the two known guns with higher numbers (15 and 17) both have screw fastened forends. This rifle is illustrated and discussed on pages 210 and 211 in volume three of the three volume set of books Frank Wesson Gunmaker. A stunning, investment quality, award winning Wesson Long Range target rifle. Suitable for those who enjoy owning the very finest antique American sporting arms. (16651-5) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Winchester Special Order Deluxe Jaeger Double Express Rifle Winchester Special Order Deluxe Jaeger Double Express Rifle

Winchester Special Order Deluxe Jaeger Double Express Rifle

Lot #41 (Sale Order 41 of 711)

serial #AMSR-39E, 7 mm Mauser, 23 1/2" barrels with bright excellent bores. One of 200 deluxe rifles ordered by Aero Marine in 1984, the barrels retain 98-99% original blue with scroll engraved side bolsters and very faint silvering at the top muzzle. The satin finish stainless steel receiver, top opening lever, triggerguard, grip cap, forearm iron and lever rate excellent and are beautifully scroll engraved. The scroll surrounds an antelope on the left side of the receiver, mountain ram scene on the right side of the receiver and whitetail scene on the underside of the receiver which is also engraved "WINCHESTER / Jaeger". The hand checkered walnut pistolgrip stock with raised cheekpiece and schnabel fingergroove forearm rate near excellent with a few light handling marks and butt is equipped with a factory solid rubber recoil pad. Rifle features a quarter rib with folding rear sight and includes a set of "joystick" lever release bases and rings. An excellent condition special order Double Express Rifle. (56520-87) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Grand European Xtr Double Rifle Winchester Grand European Xtr Double Rifle

Winchester Grand European Xtr Double Rifle

Lot #42 (Sale Order 42 of 711)

serial #DRN01217E, 257 Roberts, 23 1/2" barrels with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue with a few pinprick specks of fine oxidation staining along the left side of the upper barrel and scroll engraved side bolsters. The satin finish stainless steel receiver, top opening lever, triggerguard, grip cap, forearm iron and lever rate excellent and are beautifully scroll engraved. The scroll surrounds a profile of a wild boar on the left side of the receiver, a profile of a stag on the right side of the receiver and a profile of a ram on the underside of the receiver which is also engraved "Grand European". The checkered walnut pistolgrip Monte Carlo stock and fingergroove forearm rate near excellent with a few light dents and handling marks in the buttstock which is equipped with a factory solid rubber recoil pad. Rifle features a quarter rib with folding rear sight and includes a set of "joystick" lever release bases and rings. Some of the mounting screws show minor slot wear. An excellent example Grand European double rifle. (56520-86) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Sauer Grand African Bolt Action Rifle Colt Sauer Grand African Bolt Action Rifle

Colt Sauer Grand African Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #43 (Sale Order 43 of 711)

serial #CR133, 458 Win. Mag, 24" ported barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98-99% original blue with a couple pin size spots of silvering on the barrel and front sight, the front barrel band is a duller plum brown. The checkered walnut Monte Carlo pistolgrip stock with rosewood forend tip and gripcap rate excellent with a few light scratches and handling marks. Rifle is equipped with a hooded white bead ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight and includes two factory magazines. An overall excellent example Grand African rifle. (56835-1)

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Mauser Model 66Sm Magnum Bolt Action Rifle Mauser Model 66Sm Magnum Bolt Action Rifle

Mauser Model 66Sm Magnum Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #44 (Sale Order 44 of 711)

serial #G23862, 8x68S, 26" barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95-97% original blue toning to gray with scattered light pinprick pitting on the barrel. The checkered pistolgrip walnut Monte Carlo stock with raised cheekpiece rates excellent with a few light handling marksand a small hole in the belly of the stock where the rear swivel stud is no longer present. The ventilated rubber recoil pad is partially collapsed and crazed from solvent. The rifle is equipped with open sights, the front sight hood is no longer present and double set triggers. Installed is a Carl Zeiss Diatal 6x42 mm scope with post and crosshair reticle and clear optics in double claw mounts. An honest, overall very good plus condition Model 66SM magnum rifle. (56520-2831) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 21 Trap Grade Double Ejectorgun Winchester Model 21 Trap Grade Double Ejectorgun

Winchester Model 21 Trap Grade Double Ejectorgun

Lot #45 (Sale Order 45 of 711)

serial #18847, 12 ga., 30" barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. This is a very crisp and little used 21. The barrels retain 97% original blue overall with metal front and mid beads present. The action is marked on belly "TRAP" and retains 98% strong original blue overall. The checkered uncapped pistolgrip buttstock and beavertail forend show very nice feather crotch grain and rate excellent plus with 98% original finish remaining, sharp checkering and just a couple light handling marks. The shotgun features a single selective trigger and ejectors. The shotgun has a 14 3/8" pull over factory "WINCHESTER" marked solid red rubber pad and shows drops of 1 1/2" and 1 7/8". A very clean and very fine Model 21 Trap. (16652-30) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 21 Boxlock Double Ejectorgun Winchester Model 21 Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Winchester Model 21 Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot #46 (Sale Order 46 of 711)

serial #19733, 12 Ga, 28" matted rib barrels choked improved modified and improved cylinder with bright excellent bores. The barrels and frame retain 95% original blue finish with some areas lightly thinning and some scattered light oxidation staining present. The letters "BBH" have been engraved vertically along the triggerguard, representing Elizabeth "Beth" Borden Hines, wife of Ralph J. Hines who was once the owner of a wealthy lumber company out of Chicago in the early 20th Century. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent overall with the exception of some expected handling marks from the years and a couple of small areas of lightly faded varnish as well as a two inch crack on the forend that wraps around from the center forend latch to the high rear left edge; the checkering remains crisp as the day it left New Haven. The length of pull from the single trigger to the checkered butt measures to a short 13" on this attractive little shotgun with drops of 1 1/2" and 2". A custom brown leather luggage-style case has been made for Mrs. Hines, marked "BBH" on the outside with a metal plate on the inside marked "MRS. RALPH J. HINES / 33 EAST 66TH ST. / NEW YORK". Included are a wooden cleaning rod, snap caps, cleaning implements and a lovely bone spare parts bottle with screw-off top. This Model 21 would be an ideal choice for the advanced female or youth double gun enthusiast or collector of unique shotguns. (156520-2412) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade Trap Slide Action Shotgun Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade Trap Slide Action Shotgun

Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade Trap Slide Action Shotgun

Lot #47 (Sale Order 47 of 711)

serial #1968346, 12 Ga, 30" ventilated rib barrel choked full with a bright excellent bore and correct offset proofs. The metal surfaces retain 98% original blue finish with some light scratches and operational loss on the magazine tube; the top rear section of the receiver has a matte finish with some dark patches where the finish has been slightly blemished. The bolt and follower are nicely jeweled; the bolt face shows some slight operational wear. The deluxe grade walnut Monte Carlo pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent overall with some scattered handling marks and light scratches present and display robust checkering along the wrist and forend. This beautifully crafted shotgun is a truly excellent example of a Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade. (156520-2885) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 12 Skeet Slide Action Shotgun Winchester Model 12 Skeet Slide Action Shotgun

Winchester Model 12 Skeet Slide Action Shotgun

Lot #48 (Sale Order 48 of 711)

serial #1107321, 12 Ga, 26" solid rib barrel choked WS-1 with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% original blue finish displaying some very fine scratches in scattered areas; the barrel is starting to tone to a pleasing plum color. The bolt and follower are nicely jeweled; the bolt face has some very light operational wear. The deluxe walnut pistolgrip buttstock and forend display crisp checkering and rate excellent overall with the exception of some light scattered dings and handling marks. An overall truly fine example of a Model 12 Skeet shotgun. (156520-1455) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 12 Skeet Slide Action Shotgun Winchester Model 12 Skeet Slide Action Shotgun

Winchester Model 12 Skeet Slide Action Shotgun

Lot #49 (Sale Order 49 of 711)

serial #1115895, 12 Ga, 26" solid rib barrel choked WS-1 with a bright excellent bore. The metal surface retain 95% original blue finish with some light scattered surface oxidation and a cluster of impact marks and scratches on the left side of the receiver where the barrel and frame meet; the bolt face and lift gate are a tarnished brown patina as well. The select grade checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good overall with some handling marks and light scratches throughout. A very good and functional Model 12 Skeet altogether. (156520-1517) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1894 Trapper Carbine Winchester Model 1894 Trapper Carbine

Winchester Model 1894 Trapper Carbine

Lot #50 (Sale Order 50 of 711)

serial #812956, 25-35 WCF, 15" barrel with a very good bore with very light pinprick pitting. It is rare to find an 1894 trapper in such fine condition as this. The barrel and magazine tube retain 75-80% original blue finish with a bit of silvering at the muzzle and some light thinning primarily along the top of the barrel with some very faint oxidation staining present in a few spots. The frame has mostly toned to a pewter-brown with some scattered patches of oxidation staining; there is a small amount of original blue remaining on the left side surrounding the saddlering stud. The hammer and lever display a nice even pewter-brown patina throughout with no case-hardened color remaining. The plain straight grip gumwood buttstock and forend rate good to near very good overall with some added finish and expected dings and dents from the years. A fine 1/2" crack cuts the corner of the top right edge of the wrist at the elbow of the upper tang and frame. The standard blade front sight and rear ladder style carbine sight are featured. Overall a superb example of a Trapper Carbine in a state of condition that far surpasses most of its counterparts. Listed by serial number in the BATFE "Firearms Curios or Relics List" as exempt from the provisions of the NFA and classified as C&R. (156520-3380) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Rifle Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Rifle

Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Rifle

Lot #51 (Sale Order 51 of 711)

serial #29990, 45-90, 26" part round part octagon barrel with half magazine and a bright excellent bore. This fabulous rifle has lots of special order features which include: part round barrel, short magazine, fancy wood, checkered pistolgrip, shotgun buttplate, single set trigger and sling swivels. The barrel and exposed section of magazine retain about 80% original blue with loss on sides of barrel ahead of forend where metal has turned to a pleasing gray brown patina with strong blue on all other areas. The action retains about 85% original color case-hardened finish with most loss on belly where the metal shows a smooth silver gray patina. The sides of action have mellowed some but still show nice contrast, particularly on the left side. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of highly figured American black walnut and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with crisp checkering. The pistolgrip is the early rounded type with ebony insert and the smooth steel shotgun buttplate bears a pleasing gray brown patina. The left side of the tang and the top tang inlet of stock both have matching assembly numbers "1060" with the tang being additionally marked "S XXX". The rifle is sighted with standard open barrel sights. The rifle letters as follows: Rifle, 45-90, 1/2 octagon, set trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, Lyman front, 1/2 magazine, shotgun butt, sling swivels, 4 cartridges and shows a ship date of July 18, 1889. A simply fabulous deluxe 1886 rifle with lots of cool options. Investment quality. (16520-2272) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1894 Trapper Carbine Winchester Model 1894 Trapper Carbine

Winchester Model 1894 Trapper Carbine

Lot #52 (Sale Order 52 of 711)

serial #639712, 30 WCF, 15" barrel with a very good bore. The barrel and full length magazine have mostly toned to a speckled pewter-brown patina with scattered oxidation staining including several handling marks however there are generous traces of original finish remaining in protected areas. The frame has completely toned to pewter-brown with light remnants of pitting in a few sporadic clusters. The lever and hammer still have traces of original color case-hardened finish with most of the surfaces toned to a dark brown patina. The straight grip carbine style gumwood buttstock and forend rate good overall with several dings and dents present as well as a round plug or repair at the toe of the buttstock. The wood is no longer flush around the edges of the tangs or receiver and there are a few cracks on both the buttstock and forend ranging from 1" to 2 1/2". The original sights and saddle ring are present however the rear ladder style carbine sight loosely pivots on its hinge. The rifle comes with its original BATFE letter exempting it from the provisions of the NFA by serial number. A great little trapper carbine with some character but a sound investment piece nevertheless. (156520-1962) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Very Rare Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Short Rifle Very Rare Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Short Rifle

Very Rare Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Short Rifle

Lot #53 (Sale Order 53 of 711)

serial #102645, 38 WCF, 15" barrel with a fair to near good bore showing pitting throughout however the rifling is still fairly crisp. This is a truly very rare and interesting Model 1892 rifle. The special ordered short barrel, magazine tube and forend cap display even pleasing pewter and light brown patina throughout with scattered light and some moderate pitting and handling marks present. The pleasing brown patina continues throughout the frame, giving it a somewhat honey color when held in the right light, with pitting primarily on the top and left sides, some more moderate. A handful of minute scratch marks surround one of the screw heads on the left side of the frame. The lever and hammer exhibit a few light pits and display a slightly darker case hardened brown patina. The straight grip walnut buttstock with crescent buttplate and forend rate about good to perhaps fair with some lightly added finish as well as several bruises and dings. The buttstock shows two small chips at its leading lower edge and a small crack along its left side and fits somewhat loosely to the frame. The forend shows a crack at its right side at nosecap, the left side with a 1 1/2" sliver missing in the same area; there are some moderate bruises at its left rear. A sling swivel has been installed in the toeline and it appears as though a hole in the forend has been filled from a previous swivel stud. The original front nickel blade sight and rear ladder style carbine sight are present. A letter from the Cody Firearms Museum and a copy of a hand written letter from Mr. George Madis are included. These documents provide statistical data and verify that it is indeed an 1892 short rifle with a special ordered barrel. The rifle also comes with its original BATFE letter exempting it from the provisions of the NFA by serial number. Dated 1899, this neatly configured rifle is a truly rare find and a must have for the advanced Winchester lever gun collector. (156548-2) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Carbine Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Carbine

Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Carbine

Lot #54 (Sale Order 54 of 711)

serial #389059, 32 WCF, 16" barrel with a fair bore showing dark moderate pitting throughout. The barrel, magazine tube and barrel band display some handling marks and a few impact marks at the muzzle end of the magazine; the surfaces are a nice even lightly pitted pewter patina with traces of brown due to oxidation staining. The frame is mostly pewter with light brown patches of surface oxidation and a dark section of brown patina surrounding the saddlering stud with some light scratches and sparse pinprick pitting; the letters "F" and "R" and what appears to be "H" have been scratched into the left leading side of the frame. The right side of the frame appears to have been lightly cleaned, most likely with steel wool. The hammer and lever are toned to pewter as well with some minor oxidation staining. The plain straight grip gumwood buttstock and forend rate good overall with several dents and bruises. The buttstock has the two letters "F / R" carved into the left side and there is a grouping of small circles with a pea sized circle behind the cluster at the rear of the lower tang that appear to have been made with a punch of some sort. The leading top right corner of the wrist has a 3/4" chip missing and there is a 3/4" crack at the rear of the upper tang. The forend has two pea-sized circle marks on the rear left side, identical in size to the one on the buttstock. The front sight is a Rocky Mountain brass blade sight and the rear is a Winchester Express multi-leaf sight. A fine little trapper's carbine with plenty of character. (156520-1795) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Rare Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Carbine Rare Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Carbine

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Trapper Carbine

Lot #55 (Sale Order 55 of 711)

serial #235694, 44-40, 17" barrel with full magazine and a very good bore that shows a little light pitting, mostly just ahead of the chamber. This carbine has an extremely rare barrel length with not more than a few believed to have ever been produced. Like most Trappers, this carbine is well used but generally quite honest. The metal surfaces of carbine retain a gray brown patina with scattered pitting in some areas. The plain walnut buttstock and forend also show a good deal of use and rate very good with one notable area of wear to the wood in toeline just behind the lower tang. The forend is the correct shorter than standard forend found on Trapper carbines. The rear sight appears to be a correct replacement, otherwise everything on this carbine appears to be original. Carbine comes with a factory letter confirming this as a 44-40 carbine with a 17" barrel. An extremely rare '92 Trapper. (16548-1) {C&R}

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Tipping & Lawden Cased And Engraved Model 1A Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Cased And Engraved Model 1A Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Cased And Engraved Model 1A Pepperbox

Lot #56 (Sale Order 56 of 711)

no serial number, 22 RF, 2 5/8" four barrel cluster. This little pistol shows full coverage floral scroll engraving on the frame, standing breech and backstrap while the barrel has nicely checkered thumbprints on either side each bordered to front and rear with floral scroll. The left side of the pistol bears the round Tipping & Lawden maker's mark and the barrels shows British proofs. The condition is very nice with the barrels retaining over 90% bright original blue finish. The frame retains 97% original silver-plated finish with a pleasing light tarnish present. The foliate gutta percha grips rate excellent with no chips. The pistol comes in an original blue baize lined mahogany case with burl lid and retailers label within lid which reads "Geo. W. Webb / Gun Maker / 19 High Street / Oxford". The condition of the case is excellent with slightly warped lid and over 90% original finish remaining. The interior of the case has the sliding lid compartment and accessories include a rosewood handled turnscrew, a period rosewood handled wiper and a pewter oil bottle. A handsome and very nicely embellished Tipping & Lawden pepperbox. (16229-300) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Tipping & Lawden Cased And Engraved Model 2B Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Cased And Engraved Model 2B Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Cased And Engraved Model 2B Pepperbox

Lot #57 (Sale Order 57 of 711)

serial #3148, 32 RF, 3" four barrel cluster with pitted bores. This pistol shows floral scroll engraving in full coverage on sides of frame, standing breech, backstrap and along the sides of the bar lever. The barrels have stippled thumbprints on either side with scroll to front and rear along with a nice wedge of scroll on the top of the barrel emanating from the breech. The left side of the frame bears the standard Tipping & Lawden marking in round panel. The barrels retain about 50% original blue with most blue in the flutes and most wear on the outer corners of the barrel cluster. The frame retains about 95% original silver-plated finish with just a light tarnish present. The foliate gutta percha grips rate near excellent with light wear to highest edges. The pistol comes in an original blue baize lined mahogany case with burl lid and interior showing a single triangular covered compartment. The interior of the lid shows a Deane, Adams & Deane retailers label and included accessories are a steel wiper and a key. The condition of the case is excellent. A handsome cased Tipping & Lawden pepperbox. (16229-353) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Tipping & Lawden Model 1A Treasure Chest Cased And Engraved Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Model 1A Treasure Chest Cased And Engraved Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Model 1A Treasure Chest Cased And Engraved Pepperbox

Lot #58 (Sale Order 58 of 711)

serial #1312, 22 RF, 2 5/8" four barrel cluster with poor bores. This pepperbox is nicely relief floral scroll engraved in quite full coverage. The barrel is cleaned and badly pitted (actually through to the bore in a couple spots) and shows no engraving or thumbprints. The frame retains a good deal of original gold wash and has a pleasing appearance. The carved ivory grips rate about excellent. The pistol comes in an extra-deluxe brass bound treasure chest case with engraved hinges and lock components. The shield on the lid is engraved with the initials "PW" and the riband beneath is engraved "Hinstock Hall". The brass bindings and other furniture on case bear a pleasing patina with generous traces of original gold wash finish present. According to Mr. Rigg's notes, the intials are those of "Phillip Wilson" who he lists as the Squire of Hinstock Hall. A cursory internet search found a Phillip Wilson who "lived at Hinstock Hall". The condition of the case is excellent with engraved and gold washed oiler, ivory handled turn screw with engraved and gold washed collar along with an ivory handled and gold washed steel wiper. A fabulous set with a horrible set of barrels. There is no personalization on the gun itself to Phillip Wilson. This is a good candidate for the fitting of another set of barrels. (16229-333) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Exquisite Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Gold Inlaid And Carved Factory Custom Rifle Of Dr. Russell Smi Exquisite Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Gold Inlaid And Carved Factory Custom Rifle Of Dr. Russell Smi

Exquisite Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Gold Inlaid And Carved Factory Custom Rifle Of Dr. Russell Smi

Lot #59 (Sale Order 59 of 711)

serial #57159, 220 Swift, 26" barrel with a bright excellent, likely unfired, bore. This lovely arm is very much a work of art and was one of five such arms rifles ordered by Dr. Russell C Smith in the late 1940s. This example retains all of its original factory deep blue finish with the barrel being neatly satin-finished stainless steel with a bright-polished muzzle. There is exceptional flowing scroll covering the entire action and bottom metal with the rear sight boss and first 3 1/2" of the barrel sharing the same lovely treatment. The area around the muzzle and front sight ramp are neatly engraved for about 4 1/2" and the bolt shroud and the entire ring and base set also embellished with the lovely flowing scroll. This outstanding work was all done by George Ulrich and he outdid himself, also engraving each screw, whether action, sling swivel, buttplate etc. right down to the factory slot blanks in the front sight ramp and rear sight boss. He has executed beautiful gold borderline engraving on floorplate, receiver and barrel breech. There are three game scene vignettes on the rifle with the animals inlaid in gold. The left rear of the receiver shows a panther on a tree limb, snarling, claws bared; the detail is really wonderful. The right side of the rear receiver ring shows a snarling wolf's head, against a stippled background, again the detail astounding. The floorplate vignette features a standing pronghorn buck with a recumbent doe, amidst the prickly pear cactus of a desert scene. The bow of the guard has the good doctors initials inlaid, monogrammed in gold "RCS" and the trigger has been gold plated. The bolt body shows some very light operational marks but it's factory jeweling is still lovely, it is appropriately numbered to the gun. The follower as well shows very nice jeweling which matches the bolt, the extractor retains all its original factory blue and the bolt knob has very nice dual checkered panels top and bottom. As-mentioned there is a factory-installed Griffin & Howe quick detachable scope base and ring set on the rifle, the receiver being pre-war style and is not drilled and tapped on the tops of the rings. The scope base and rings are equally engraved and they support a Lyman Alaskan 2 1/2 X telescopic sight with fine crosshair and dot reticle, showing bright excellent optics. The rifle is stocked Super Grade style with low comb and a rounded left-side cheekpiece with a nice ebony forend tip and inletted sling swivel bases showing nice cross-hatch engraving (the swivels are included). The stock rates excellent to very nearly as-new with a widely scattered, very light handling mark here or there, one must really search for them. The rifle is checkered and carved with beautiful borderless fleur-de-lis and riband patterns, flawlessly executed, the fleur-de-lis accented with fine background stippling. In addition to the grip panels, there is a top-of-wrist panel which flows gracefully rearward around both sides of the point of comb, the forearm pattern is wrap-around. The checkered steel buttplate is accented with loose flowing scroll around its periphery and at the center diamonds through-which the screws pass; the blued steel gripcap is engraved in the same fashion. The stock shows some very lovely grain figure in the area of the butt both left and right, this rifle in fact having the most beautiful wood of the five. This exceptional rifle is well-documented and has had a good deal written about it, it is published in The Model 70 Winchester 1937-1964, by Dean H Whitaker along with its four brothers (a copy of this book is included with the gun, signed and dedicated by the author). Really the pinnacle of Winchester custom shop work, the type and style of which is normally reserved for kings and heads of state. Factory engraved Pre '64 Model 70s are a rarity amongst themselves. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the advanced Winchester Model 70 collector to obtain one of the Holy Grails of Winchester model 70 collecting. (36652-27) {C&R}

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Exceptional Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Ornately Carved Factory Custom Rifle Of Dr. Russ Exceptional Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Ornately Carved Factory Custom Rifle Of Dr. Russ

Exceptional Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Ornately Carved Factory Custom Rifle Of Dr. Russ

Lot #60 (Sale Order 60 of 711)

serial #87160, 300 H&H Magnum, 26" special order stainless steel barrel with a bright excellent, likely unfired, bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely gun retain 99% plus original deep factory blue, the barrel satin with a polished muzzle. The bolt body, extractor and follower are nicely factory jeweled and remain bright, the bolt handle with lovely checkered panels top and bottom which has left an attractive uncheckered band between the two with a light border along its periphery; the bolt is DC pencil-numbered to the gun. The stock is lovely and very much a work of art. The rifle is stocked classic style, low comb with a rounded left-side cheekpiece. The stock itself rates about excellent showing some very sparsely scattered, very light handling marks with the stock itself showing absolutely lovely fiddleback grain pretty much its full-length. The pistolgrip is checkered flawlessly in a wrap-over pattern with neat half-circle accents to the rear of each panel just beneath the point of comb. The forearm pattern as well is wrap-around and is borderless. The checkering is accented with four heart-shaped panels in which are carved oak leaves, each panel neatly, very finely stippled providing a nice shaded contrast. The forearm panel shows an additional carved oakleaf at its very front lower edge, again with very fine background stippling. The stock features ebony forend tip, Winchester Repeating Arms Company black hard rubber gripcap and a proper blued steel checkered buttplate. The floorplate is neatly factory-stamped "Super Grade" with the bow of the triggerguard inlaid in gold "RCS", the trigger as well being gold plated. The stock is fitted with super grade swivel bases and the original super grade swivels are included. The front sight ramp and rear sight boss have each been neatly fitted with slot blanks and mounted to the receiver in the factory holes by Bausch & Lomb adjustable scope bases is a Balfor telescopic sight with post and crosshair reticle and bright clear optics. The scope itself rates excellent and is very nearly as-new like the rifle itself. The gun shows one tiny detractor only, barely worth mention, 7" from the muzzle on the lower right side of the barrel is a small spot which has flaked to silver, it is tiny, about 3/32" round. The rifle is well known and documented and is featured in The Rifleman's Rifle by Roger Rule in the section on "special orders", considered by Rule to be a Class 1 special order rifle. Factory carved rifles are a great rarity amongst Winchesters, this example flawlessly executed, very tasteful with really handsome grain. A superlative rifle. (36652-28) {C&R}

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Tipping & Lawden Model 2B Cased And Engraved Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Model 2B Cased And Engraved Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Model 2B Cased And Engraved Pepperbox

Lot #61 (Sale Order 61 of 711)

serial #4482, 30 RF, 3" four barrel cluster with very good bores. This pistol features scroll engraving on the frame in heavy coverage with neat sunburst pattern on bottom of frame at front as well as round sunburst motifs on either side of frame. The barrel has finely stippled thumbprints on either side with scroll engraving to front and rear. The barrels retain about 85 Ð 90% bright original blue finish while the frame retains 97% original silver-plated finish which bears a pleasing light tarnish. The foliate gutta percha grips rate near excellent with just a little light wear. The pistol comes in its original blue baize lined walnut case with burl lid with late style interior with sliding compartment on left side. The included accessories are a steel wiper, turnscrew, pewter oil bottle and key. A fine little cased Tipping & Lawden pepperbox. (16229-299) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #62 (Sale Order 62 of 711)

serial #14451, 375 H&H, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a lovely example of a pre-war 375 H&H rifle which is fitted with its original "37" dated factory No. 4 heavy, straight taper barrel with flat muzzle, no sight boss and it is factory dovetailed for rear sight and factory drilled and tapped for scope base. The rear dovetail is filled with a blank and the rifle is equipped with a Lyman 48 receiver sight with stock factory notched to accommodate the sight. This 1938 production rifle has the factory polished receiver and retains 99% original blue finish overall. The bolt is electric-pencil numbered to the rifle on the underside. The checkered pistolgrip straight comb walnut stock shows some figure and rates excellent plus with 98% original finish remaining and the original solid red rubber "WINCHESTER" marked recoil pad in place. A fabulous pre-war 375 magnum model 70. (16652-22) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #63 (Sale Order 63 of 711)

serial #57050, 300 H&H, 26" barrel with a bright minty bore. This rifle features a stainless steel barrel which has the bead blast factory finish giving it a matte appearance that matches the action. The rifle is sighted with a silver bead ramp mounted front, there is a blank in the rear slot and a Lyman 48 receiver sight is present with just a small notch to allow for the elevation adjustment which can only be seen when the sight is removed. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle on its underside and it features the early knurled safety. The condition of the rifle is fabulous with 99% original blue finish remaining overall. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock rates excellent plus with virtually all of its original finish remaining and with sharp, crisp checkering. An extremely fine 1946 production model 70 rifle. (16652-17) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Alaskan Rifle In Original Box Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Alaskan Rifle In Original Box

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Alaskan Rifle In Original Box

Lot #64 (Sale Order 64 of 711)

serial #408579, 338, 25" barrel with a mint bore. This 1957 manufactured rifle is the standard 338 Alaskan featuring the factory Monte Carlo stock with solid red rubber "WINCHESTER" marked recoil pad. The condition of rifle is as-new with 99% plus original blue and stock finish overall. The stock shows some figure in the butt and the checkering is as it was when it left New Haven. The rifle features a Redfield gold bead front and Lyman folding rear mounted in sight boss. The rifle comes in its original box which rates excellent and includes its original yellow and black end label numbered to the gun along with all of cardboard inserts, wax paper, sight alignment tag, bolt tag, warranty card and instruction manual. The only wear on the gun is some blue loss on the extractor from the bolt being worked a few times. If you've been looking for a perfect Alaskan, you've just found it. (16652-20) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Alaskan Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Alaskan Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Alaskan Rifle

Lot #65 (Sale Order 65 of 711)

serial #57777, 375 H&H, 25" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very minty rifle. The rifle features a hooded Redfield gold bead ramp mounted front sight and correct Lyman 6W two leaf folding rear on correct rectangular base. Metal surfaces of rifle retain 99% strong original blue finish overall. The bolt is correctly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle on underside and features the early style knurled safety. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock features the proper early style oval cheekpiece, black forend tip and grip cap as well as a factory solid red rubber pad which is marked "WINCHESTER". The stock retains 99% original finish which has a nice reddish hue, the checkering remains crisp and factory Super Grade swivels are attached. Aside from a couple very light scratches in the finish of the stock, this rifle is virtually as-new. A wonderful 1946 production Super Grade 375 sure to satisfy even the most finicky collector. (16652-24) {C&R}

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Sharps Breech-Loading Single Shot First Type Percussion Pistol Sharps Breech-Loading Single Shot First Type Percussion Pistol

Sharps Breech-Loading Single Shot First Type Percussion Pistol

Lot #66 (Sale Order 66 of 711)

serial #327, .34 caliber, 5" round barrel. This is a nice honest Sharps single shot pistol. The left side of the frame is marked in oval border "SHARPS PATENT / ARMS MFed / FAIRMOUNT / PHILA. PA". Metal surfaces of the pistol are general a mostly smooth gray brown patina with some faded original color case-hardened finish visible on the frame which is now a pewter color. The left side of the frame had a round patch of mostly light pitting with perhaps a few moderate pits present. Frame markings remain clear and legible. The two-piece walnut grips rate near very good retaining a small percentage of original finish but having never been sanded and they fit beautifully. It is interesting to note that the Sharps Company in Hartford refused to produce this pistol, which was one of the major causes of Christian Sharps leaving the company and moving to Philadelphia. Overall a very good example of these scarce pistols of which only 500 are believed to have been produced. (16889-201) {ANTIQUE}

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Sharps Breech-Loading Single Shot Second Type Pistol Sharps Breech-Loading Single Shot Second Type Pistol

Sharps Breech-Loading Single Shot Second Type Pistol

Lot #67 (Sale Order 67 of 711)

serial #683, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very nice example of these scarce pistols. The right side of the frame is marked "C. SHARPS & CO. / RIFLE WORKS / PHILA. PA." and the left side of the frame is marked "C. SHARPS / PATENT / 1848 . 52". The barrel is a generally quite smooth gray brown patina overall. The frame has some scattered light pitting and is also an even gray brown patina. The markings remain fully legible but are somewhat degraded from the pitting. Edges remain sharp and the overall appearance of the metal is quite pleasing and very honest. The two-piece walnut grips rate excellent and may have had a little light oil finish added at some point but they fit beautifully and have a lovely appearance. This is a very nice example of these scarce pistols, one of only an estimated 350 ever produced. (16899-198) {ANTIQUE}

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Benjamin F. Joslyn Percussion Army Model Revolver Benjamin F. Joslyn Percussion Army Model Revolver

Benjamin F. Joslyn Percussion Army Model Revolver

Lot #68 (Sale Order 68 of 711)

serial #2674, .44 caliber, 7 1/16" octagon barrel with a very good bright bore. These revolvers are supposed to have 8" barrels however there seems to be some variation in the barrel lengths. The face of this muzzle shows all the natural patina as the balance of the gun and the loading lever catch is original being stamped on the front surface "74". If this revolver was shortened it was very early on in its life. The top of the barrel shows proper "B.F. JOSLYN / PATD. MAY 4, 1858" marking which remains fully legible. All visible numbers are matching and the revolver is fitted with its original steel buttcap which is numbered "2674". The metal surfaces of the revolver bear a lovely even gray brown patina with a little scattered old light oxidation staining and a little light salt & pepper pitting. The checkered walnut grips rate near excellent with lots of original finish remaining and with perfect fit and sharp checkering. A handsome Joslyn revolver. (16889-158) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Revolver Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Revolver

Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Revolver

Lot #69 (Sale Order 69 of 711)

serial #1096 all matching including wedge, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" round barrel with a dark bore that shows rifling throughout. The barrel bears the correct Hartford address and the left side of frame is marked "COLT'S / PATENT", the latter mark being somewhat light. The iron surfaces of the revolver bear a gray brown patina with some scattered light pitting and a couple patches on the cylinder that are bordering on moderate. The brass triggerguard retains over 90% original silver-plated finish with exposed brass showing a lovely tarnish. The one-piece walnut grip rates about excellent with 80% original finish remaining and with a little light wear along the bottom edges. Overall this is a very honest and quite nice Fluted Army. (16889-86) {ANTIQUE}

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Rare U.S. Walker Replacement Rare U.S. Walker Replacement

Rare U.S. Walker Replacement "Fluck" Dragoon

Lot #70 (Sale Order 70 of 711)

serial #2465, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. This is a fabulous example of these extremely rare and highly desirable Colt revolvers. Thought for years to be Walker replacement Dragoons or simply "Pre First Model Dragoons" a 1998 study claims that these revolvers were part of a separate second contract with the government. Flayderman notes that the 1998 study was based on the inspection of "well over a dozen" revolvers in a thousand revolver block and states that that is too small of a sampling to draw any definitive conclusions. The revolver shows the tiny early style serial numbers and has a wonderful, well-defined rolled pressure ridge around the periphery of the cylinder, a characteristic only found on these Fluck Dragoons and the Colt Walker Dragoons. This revolver remains in lovely condition. The barrel and cylinder retain a pleasing mostly smooth brown patina with a patch of light pitting on the round portion of the barrel, the barrel address and sub-inspectors initial "P" on left side of barrel lug remain clear and legible. The cylinder shows about 60% of its Texas Ranger and Indian fight scene with "MODEL USMR" and "COLT'S PATENT" remaining mostly visible with the tiny serial number still clear and legible. The frame is a pleasing even gray patina with what looks to be some faded case-hardened finish blended within the patina. The brass grip frame bears a pleasing mellow patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good probably having been lightly refinished long ago and showing no visible cartouches. This revolver shows very little use with a bore that is quite crisp and with clean nipples and nipple recesses. A very honest and very fine example of these ultra-desirable Colt revolvers. (16889-4) {ANTIQUE}

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Marlin Ballard No. 9 Union Hill Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 9 Union Hill Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 9 Union Hill Rifle

Lot #71 (Sale Order 71 of 711)

serial #31470, 38-55, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very honest rifle that remains in fine original condition. The rifle features all matching numbers on barrel, forend, action, stock, buttplate and stock tang. The barrel retains about 85 - 90% evenly thinning original blue finish overall. The action retains about 75% original color case-hardened finish which has softened over time and is mixing with a smooth gray brown patina in some areas. The checkered pistol grip buttstock and forend are excellent overall retaining 95% original finish and showing strong checkering. The light Swiss buttplate shows mostly a smooth gray patina with perhaps some traces of original nickel plating in some areas. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge spirit level front and mid-range folding Vernier tang mounted peepsight. This is a very nice and completely honest No. 9 Union Hill rifle. (16651-29) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard Off-Hand Target Rifle Marlin Ballard Off-Hand Target Rifle

Marlin Ballard Off-Hand Target Rifle

Lot #72 (Sale Order 72 of 711)

serial #18215, 38-55, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a handsome and very nice rifle which has undergone some honest modifications over the years and basically conforms to the No. 6 1/2 pattern rifle. The barrel, action, forend and stock tang all bear matching numbers while the stock and buttplate are unnumbered and appear to be superbly crafted 20th century replacements. The forend has a subtle schnabel tip with an ebony insert and is checkered in an unusual pattern being fully checkered from the forend screw back to the action. There is evidence of where a palm rest was one located but this has been neatly removed and checkered over blending in quite nicely. The barrel retains about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish with some loss around the rear dovetail where a sight was once present. The action retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which remains quite vivid. The full loop lever is nickel plated and had a small wooden insert at its rear end and the rifle is equipped with a single trigger. The checkered walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent except as noted above and both retain 95% finish. The pistol grip buttstock is likely a John Wills custom replacement as the dimensions, style, fit and finish are perfect. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front, blank in rear slot and a mid-range folding Vernier tang mounted peepsight. A handsome Ballard rifle with lots of color that should perform beautifully. (16651-10) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Model K-22 Outdoorsman Hand Ejector Revolver Smith & Wesson Model K-22 Outdoorsman Hand Ejector Revolver

Smith & Wesson Model K-22 Outdoorsman Hand Ejector Revolver

Lot #73 (Sale Order 73 of 711)

serial 672843, 22 LR, 6" pinned barrel with an excellent bore. This beautiful condition revolver retains about 97% original factory blue finish with light high edge wear, a cylinder turn ring and light silvering forming on the bottom of the trigger guard. The hammer and trigger retain strong case-hardened colors with some thinning on the edge of the trigger and hammer from use, and light operation marks are present. The factory diamond checkered walnut grips with silver S&W medallions are in good to very good condition with lightly flattened diamond points, scratches, dents and several small chips on the base of both panels. All appropriate parts including the grips are correctly numbered to the gun. This little beauty is equipped with a period correct adjustable rear sight and silver Call bead front sight. This lovely five screw revolver saw some light but honest wear and would be a welcome addition to any collection. (86520-79) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Superb Custom John Wills Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle Superb Custom John Wills Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Superb Custom John Wills Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #74 (Sale Order 74 of 711)

serial #31988, 22 LR, 28" full octagon Lilja barrel with a bright minty bore. This rifle was barreled and stocked by master craftsman John C. Wills of Anchorage, Alaska. The rifle features factory adjustable double set triggers, a ball and spur lever and target blocks. The underside of barrel is marked "BARRELED BY JOHN C. WILLS - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA LILJA 1-16"" The action has had its markings neatly re rolled on the left side in a slightly different style than they original marks. The action has been beautifully polished and color case-hardened with all of that finish remaining intact. The barrel retains 99% original blue finish and is the correct style barrel being octagon but turning to round at the action. The stocks are truly fabulous with the forend having the proper style horn schnabel tip and correct checkering pattern, the buttstock is perfectly formed with the flared pistolgrip action flowing perfectly into the heavy straight grip buttstock as is proper on the No. 6. The buttplate is the correct style heavy Swiss type and the stocks retain all of their original finish with crisp checkering. The attention to detail is fabulous with the forend screw, buttplate screws, tang sight screws and even the two trigger plate screws, all indexed perfectly. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front, no rear seat and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight present. The barrel is also equipped with scope blocks. A top shelf custom Ballard rifle. (16651-35) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Superb Remington Rolling Block Deluxe Special Order No. 2 Rifle Superb Remington Rolling Block Deluxe Special Order No. 2 Rifle

Superb Remington Rolling Block Deluxe Special Order No. 2 Rifle

Lot #75 (Sale Order 75 of 711)

serial #29944, 25 RF, 26" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a fabulous little rifle. Special order features include the part octagon barrel as well as the deluxe walnut stocks with fancy fleur-de-lis checkering. In addition to special deluxe features, this rifle has condition. The "Remington Arms Company" marked barrel retains 97% strong original blue finish overall. The action retains 95% strong original color case-hardened finish with the lower tang fading the gray but with strong color over balance of the surfaces. The fancy checkered walnut stocks rate excellent plus with 95% original finish remaining. The iron sporting buttplate retains lots of softened original color case-hardened finish, the iron schnabel forend tip retains even stronger color. The rifle is sighted with a Lyman beaded blade front, a lovely folding leaf rear with finely stippled leaf with hand engraved "100 YDS" - this sight looks like something Griffin & Howe would install on a rifle like this. Additionally a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight is present in factory holes in top tang. If you like owning the best, this is the best un-engraved No. 2 sporting rifle this writer has ever encountered. A stunning, investment grade rifle. (16520-3577) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Remington Rolling Block No. 7 Rifle Remington Rolling Block No. 7 Rifle

Remington Rolling Block No. 7 Rifle

Lot #76 (Sale Order 76 of 711)

serial #300316, 25-25, 26" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a handsome rifle that retains lots of original finish. The "Remington Arms Co." marked barrel retains 95% original blue finish but has unfortunately been drilled and tapped for scope blocks with one of the five holes being within the barrel marking. The action retains 95% strong original color case-hardened finish with no alterations. The checkered pistol grip buttstock and forend rate excellent with 90% original finish remaining and with strong checkering. The forend has an ebony insert within its schnabel tip and there are five neatly added and perfectly spaced small brass brads in toeline just behind the pistolgrip. The rifle is fitted with its original factory nickel plated Swiss buttplate which is properly numbered on the inside. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front and folding tang mounted rear peepsight. This is a fabulous rifle with a few extra holes - a great candidate for restoration, or a handsome and completely honest rifle the way it is. (16520-635) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Model K-32 Masterpiece Revolver Smith & Wesson Model K-32 Masterpiece Revolver

Smith & Wesson Model K-32 Masterpiece Revolver

Lot #77 (Sale Order 77 of 711)

serial #K157453, 32 S&W Long, 6" pinned barrel with an excellent bright bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97% blue finish with some light silvering at the muzzle, high edge wear, cylinder turn ring and some scattered light scratches. The standard hammer and trigger retain strong case-hardened colors with edge wear on the trigger and bright silvering on the hammer spur and sides from use. The walnut diamond checkered Magna grips are not correctly numbered to the gun but are in near excellent condition with a few handling blemishes. All appropriate parts on this five screw post war revolver have correct matching serial numbers. The revolver is equipped with a Patridge front sight and micrometer black adjustable rear sight. Included is an original factory gold box with blue printing that is correctly end labeled to the gun but is not numbered. This is a fine example of the scarce K-32 masterpiece. (86520-154) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Model 1950 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver Smith & Wesson Model 1950 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver

Smith & Wesson Model 1950 357 Magnum Hand Ejector Revolver

Lot #78 (Sale Order 78 of 711)

serial #S152216, 357 Magnum, 5" pinned barrel with an excellent bore. This pre-model 27 revolver retains about 90% original blue finish with most of the loss to forward edge wear on the frame, barrel and cylinder. There is further high edge wear on the metal surfaces, flaking finish on the cylinder from holster wear and scattered light scratches. The standard hammer and trigger retain fairly strong case-hardened colors that have started to thin from use. The diamond checkered walnut Magna grips with S&W medallion are in very good condition with light compression damage to the diamond points, scratches, light dents and minute scuffs. The grips are correctly numbered to the revolver and all appropriate parts have correct matching serial numbers. The rear micrometer sight has a black blade and the front Baughman ramp sight has been modified with the addition of a brass colored insert. Included is an original factory gold box with blue printing that is correctly end labeled and hand numbered to the gun. The box contains a bore brush. This is a nice example of a post war 357 Magnum with some light but honest use. (86520-2144) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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British 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By George Gibbs British 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By George Gibbs

British 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By George Gibbs

Lot #79 (Sale Order 79 of 711)

serial #60812, 30-06, 24" barrel with a bright about excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this fine rifle retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss is due primarily only to some light fading and high edge wear, with the left-side races of the receiver honed bright. The bottom metal shows slightly more high edge wear and there is a minor peripheral scratch at the rear guard screw hole. The bolt body shows only some very light operational marks and the shroud shows some very nice color case-hardening. "Safe" and "Ready" as well as the "Off" and On" on the magazine cut-off are inlaid in both silver and gold respectively. The receiver and first 3" of the barrel show deep relief oakleaf and acorn engraving with the receiver ring showing a standing bear amidst a woodland backdrop with a rococo embellishment. The floorplate and guard of the bow each show game scene vignettes of a moose and bighorn sheep, also with the same excellent quality oakleaf and acorn, the front extension is signed "NA". The bolt handle shows the same nice quality foliate and oakleaf engraving which continues onto the knob, its underside showing two nicely checkered panels; the bolt shroud as well is engraved in a similar fashion. The gun is stocked classic style in a nice grade of English walnut, the stock rating very good plus with only minor dings and handling marks from careful use afield. The stock features a flared shadow line left-side cheekpiece and shows some really lovely grain, with very nice fiddle back on the right side at the butt. Both grip and forend are flawlessly checkered with mullered borders, the forend with a wrap-around diamond pattern. There is a lovely engraved trapdoor pistolgrip cap with spare sight within. There is a nice bone forend tip and the butt features a checkered trapdoor plate with foliate engraving at the widow's peak for a 14" length of pull. The rifle is equipped with 1 1/4" swivels and the magnum crossbolt heads are neatly engraved as well. The oval monogram plate along the toeline is engraved "HB" for Henry Brace, George Gibbs' representative in Canada. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting front sight with a standard bead and flip-up moonglow post; its lovely fire-blued hood is intact. The rear sight is a 3 folding-leaf express style on raised base, graduated for 100, 300 and 500 yards; both front ramp and rear ramp show nice oakleaf engraving along their sides. The rear ring has a maker-supplied Lyman receiver sight, the base engraved identically as the balance of the arm. The barrel is marked "George Gibbs Bristol 35 Savile Row London & Vancouva Canada" (sic) (perhaps the engraver was an emigrant from Boston). Interestingly the underside of the striker shroud has been fitted with two small set screws which are neatly honed and bear up on the rearmost surfaces of the action races, giving the bolt a sturdy and a snug fit in the battery position and help to maintain a consistent sear-striker relationship for trigger pull consistency. The rifle comes in a canvas leather and brass reinforced luggage case with green velvet interior and black and gold George Gibbs Limited manufacturers label on the interior. The rifle must be taken down to fit the case; both screw slots show some light damage evident. Included is an oil bottle, 3 turn screws, a cleaning implement pouch (no implements are present) and a tan canvas Kerr gun sling. It is surmised by Mr. Petrov that this rifle was an NRA sales rifle, and as such would have had a specially selected star gauged barrel. The rifle is treated in detail on pages 136-141 of Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century. Overall a really super British magazine sporting rifle, beautifully embellished, still in a very fine state of condition, very top shelf all the way. (36650-62) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Model 1950 Military 45 Hand Ejector Revolver Smith & Wesson Model 1950 Military 45 Hand Ejector Revolver

Smith & Wesson Model 1950 Military 45 Hand Ejector Revolver

Lot #80 (Sale Order 80 of 711)

serial #S144436, 45 ACP / AR, 5 1/2" pinned and tapered barrel with an excellent bore. This mid '50's era revolver retains about 98% original blue finish with a light turn ring on the cylinder, a few scattered light scratches and faint edge wear on the muzzle. The trigger and hammer retain dynamic case-hardened colors with very light operation marks. The diamond checkered walnut factory grips with silver S&W medallions are correctly numbered to the gun and remain in like new condition. All appropriate parts are correctly numbered to the frame. This five screw revolver includes an original factory box that is correctly end labeled to the gun and contains a pair of half moon clips. This revolver is in exquisite condition having seen little use and excellent care in its life cycle. (86870-1) {C&R}

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Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By John Oberlies Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By John Oberlies

Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By John Oberlies

Lot #81 (Sale Order 81 of 711)

serial #1366539, 30-06, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original blue, the loss is due primarily to light fading, high edge and contact point wear and the expected light scratches and handling marks that come from the years. The bolt body remains mostly bright with overall nice mottled, very nearly random, burnishing which continues onto the bolt handle, the knob is overall very nicely, very neatly stippled. The bolt the show a few spots of minor oxidation staining but they are unobtrusive. The striker and shroud retain excellent oil quenched case-hardened colors with the safety showing the same attractive burnishing as the body of the bolt, the pattern continues on the faces of the magazine cut off. The bottom metal has faded slightly more retaining perhaps 80% original blue, again the chief loss being fading on the carry point with minor handling marks. The original NRA sporter stock has been smartly converted by Mr. Oberlies and rates very good plus to excellent with only very sparsely scattered very light handling marks. The comb flutes have been deepened, the forend reshaped into a very nice schnabel and the rear swivel inlet very neatly plugged. The stock is a very neatly checkered with a bordered pattern with very Art-Deco style panels on grip and forend, the grip with a very nice hard rubber S-shaped cap installed. The original cupped checkered steel buttplate, numbered to the stock, is still in place for a 13 5/8" length of pull. The stocks recoil crossbolts are still in place and remnants of the circled P firing proof are still evident on the face of the pistolgrip with two nice silver diamond inlays on each left and right stock flat. The rifle is equipped with a swivel stud along the toeline and a nice barrel band stud ahead of the schnabel. The gun is sighted with a banded sporting ramp front sight with a finely matted face and a Marble Sheards style bead, the rear receiver bridge with a Lyman aperture sight installed. A previous owner has lightly scratched his initials "BW" into the bottom face of the pistolgrip, it is mostly unobtrusive and does not take away from the lovely craftsmanship of this very nice sporter from this very rarely-encountered Ohio craftsman. The rifle is listed by serial number in SRS "Summary of DCM Rifle Sales 1922-1942" as a "sporter". A really super Oberlies sporting rifle. (36650-79) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By August Pachmayr Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By August Pachmayr

Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By August Pachmayr

Lot #82 (Sale Order 82 of 711)

serial #1231127, 30-06, 24" 9-21 dated barrel with a bright about excellent bore. The barreled action retains about 95-97% maker blue, the loss is due primarily to even fading and some light high edge and contact point wear. The bolt shows only light operational wear marks with the extractor toning primarily to pewter, the handle neatly bent at the knob, the knob itself with two nicely checkered round panels top and bottom. The bottom metal shows a bit more wear and toning to pewter, the floorplate actually showing a more contemporary refinish. The rifle is stocked very gracefully in a nice grade of American black walnut, classic style without cheekpiece, the stock rating very good plus with nearly all its original varnish and the very minor dings and handling marks one would expect from a hunted arm; there are the beginnings of two light cracks at the rear of the very nicely narrowed receiver tang, they appear tight and likely do not need to be addressed. The rifle features beautiful checkered grip panels left and right with fleur-de-lis at their front and some lovely diminutive scroll accents along the rear of each panel. The forearm shows equally nice panels left and right, also with fleur-de-lis accents. The stock features a nice ebony forend tip and a black hard rubber grip cap with a solid red rifle pad giving a 13 3/4" length of pull. There is a shepherd's crook style swivel eyelet along the toeline and another soldered to the underside of the barrel. The rifle is sighted with a simple brass bead front sight in the original banded front ramp with a long-leaf Lyman receiver sight on the rear ring. In addition to the Pachmayr narrowing of the tang we see Gus's signature sculpting of the receiver ring bolster on the right side of the front ring. This rifle is pictured in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, volume 2 in the chapter on Pachmayr. Overall a very lovely rifle showing the quality workmanship and neat little signature features Mr. Pachmayr was known for, his rifles rarely encountered on the open marketplace. (36650-86) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Rare Target Model Roberts & Kimball Magazine Sporting Rifle Rare Target Model Roberts & Kimball Magazine Sporting Rifle

Rare Target Model Roberts & Kimball Magazine Sporting Rifle

Lot #83 (Sale Order 83 of 711)

serial #106, 257 Roberts, 26" light target barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original blue on the barreled action, the loss is due primarily to some even wear but confined mostly along the left edge of the barrel for about 12", also showing some very light oxidation along this area, some which may be slightly more moderate; the bottom metal shows toning to brown and a dark gray-blue. The action races are honed bright as is the extractor with the bolt body nicely burnished in a cross-hatch pattern. The rifle is stocked classic-style in a very nice grade of English walnut, showing some nice slab-sawn figure in the area of the butt. The arm features a flared left-side cheekpiece with nice shadow line, a horn forend tip, hard rubber gripcap, European style swivels and a checkered steel Winchester-style buttplate for a 13 1/2" length of pull to the front trigger. There is a silver oval monogram plate along the toeline, it is un-engraved, and the recoil lug area of the stock is neatly stamped "S A Leonard". The arm features double-set triggers which are nicely checkered and rifle is maker drilled and tapped for steel target blocks (two are present), as well the receiver is maker drilled and tapped for a more conventional scope base of one-piece construction. The bolt handle has been gracefully low swept and features nicely checkered teardrop panels on the knob, the shroud having been fitted with a Buehler low scope safety. The top of the barrel is neatly engraved "Roberts Target Model Roberts & Kimball Woburn Mass." and the front ring of the receiver neatly matted with a small thumbprint of checkering on the floorplate, the action screws lightly floral engraved, the front screw showing some light slot damage. The rifle mounts a J. W. Fecker 1 5/8" 12X telescopic sight serial no. 11400, with range adjustment, Fecker rings, crosshair reticle and about excellent optics. The scope rates excellent externally and includes its lense covers. A dossier of information on the rifle builder's histories is included, the "Roberts" involved being none other than Ned Roberts himself, also including a photocopy of some personal correspondence from Ned to Harvey Donaldson telling him about his newest endeavor (this plan to build fine Mauser-based custom sporting and target rifles), and photocopies of articles from The American Rifleman and related paper. The firm is discussed in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century where Mr. Petrov mentions that Leonard did all their stock work and also mentions that the firm started numbering at serial no. 100, this then being the sixth gun produced; also hypothesizing that it is likely less than a couple dozen guns could have been manufactured as the firm was so short-lived. Really a super rifle exhibiting exceptional design and execution, Roberts himself was to target each one and provide a copy of said target with each gun. (36760-1) {C&R}

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The Colonel Townsend Whelen 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Wundhammer The Colonel Townsend Whelen 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Wundhammer

The Colonel Townsend Whelen 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Wundhammer

Lot #84 (Sale Order 84 of 711)

serial #369038, 30-06, 24" 6-09 dated barrel with a very good bore showing good evident rifling but with minor frosting its full-length, more prominent nearer the throat. The arm is in quite good condition considering the use it saw at the hands of Col. Whelen, and later his guide and good friend Stanley Clark. Wundhammer was a German immigrant who learned his trade in Germany at the hands of no less a famous German master as Kuchenreuter himself, and then Steyr before coming to America and eventually settling in Los Angeles. He began work here as the right hand man of Henry Slotterbeck and would carry on Slotterbeck's business after his untimely death. The barrel retains about 85% original blue, the loss due to honest even fading and wear, showing some sparsely scattered light pinprick pits. The receiver retains some remnants of mottled gray oil-quenched case-hardening, the balance toning to a mottled silvery case-hardened patina. The bottom metal, likely replaced by Whelen when he gifted the rifle to Clark, has toned down to a dull pewter and brown patina showing some light oxidation consistent with the carry point of a used firearm. The bolt is a darker gray and brown with the knob toning primarily to silver, flattened and checkered on its underside by Wundhammer. The gun is stocked classic style with a left-side dual beaded cheekpiece, commonly referred to these days as a "Whelen style" after the good colonel's preference, and Oberndorf sidepanels, a feature Wundhammer used for a very short period of time. The stock itself rates good to perhaps near very good, with overall dings and handling marks from the years of use afield, the checkering worn now nearly smooth and with a 3" crack on the left side from the magazine cutoff forwards toward the front guard screw and another emanating from it slightly rearward, these are not structural and could be arrested if one wished; there is an additional tiny chip at the rear of the tang which is still in place. The grooved trapdoor butt is in place as is the beautifully engraved steel gripcap and the face of the trigger is neatly grooved. Townsend Whelen had an ornately engraved floorplate and triggerguard on the arm with the insignia of the Campfire Club of America, a very exclusive upstate New York hunting and shooting club, doubtless it was removed when he took the arm hunting in Canada with the intention to gift the rifle to his friend and guide Stanley Clark. There is a scant schnabel tip, sling swivels and the length of pull is 14 1/2". The rifle is sighted with a Sheard brass bead in the original Springfield front sight ramp and there is a prototype Lyman 48 sight on the rear receiver ring marked "patent pending" and numbered by the manufacturer as No. 4, doubtless sent to Whelen for T&E. Perhaps the nicest feature of the rifle is the fact that it is engraved at the breech with what Mr. Petrov identifies as the Whelen family crest. At some point over the years there have been 4 drilled and tapped holes atop the barrel for steel target blocks, they are now neatly plugged with no blocks present. This rifle is discussed at length in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, volume 2. Really a wonderful and honest Wundhammer owned by one of the most famous, influential and legendary "grand old men of gunning" to ever step foot afield or pen a line. We have all heard the old saw "if only this gun could talk" and treat the phrase with a ho-hum and a roll of our eyes; if ever there were a rifle that phrase was applicable to, and you really wished it were true, this is the arm. (36650-12) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Rare Custom Takedown 1903 Rifle By Barney Worthen Rare Custom Takedown 1903 Rifle By Barney Worthen

Rare Custom Takedown 1903 Rifle By Barney Worthen

Lot #85 (Sale Order 85 of 711)

serial #290743, 30-06, 24" barrel with a very good plus bore which shows strong rifling but with light frosting within the grooves. The metal surfaces retain about 98% excellent quality restored rust blue with the bolt body being bright, the underside of the knob is neatly checkered in a circular pattern. The rifle is stocked classic style without cheekpiece in a nice grade of English walnut and rates very good plus showing some minor dings and handling marks and a bit of added finish. The pistolgrip shows nice checkered panels with mullered borders while the forend has a nice wraparound diamond pattern, also with mullered borders and showing a very nice schnabel tip with a tasteful horn insert. The pistolgrip as well shows a nice horn gripcap with an un-engraved silver monogram plate at its center, the length of pull to the checkered steel Winchester model 70-style buttplate is 13 1/2". The rifle is sighted with a nice sporting ramp front which holds a King bead sight and there is a Lyman receiver sight on the rear bridge. Additionally the left side of the receiver shows vacant holes for a one-time present Griffin & Howe style scope base, this stock was never inletted for such a base. The tang has been neatly narrowed and the dual stage taken out of the trigger. This rifle is very nearly the mirror image of Gus Pachmayr's takedown system, there being a takedown plunger on the barrel half of the rifle, whereas Pachmayr's was on the action half. Another neat feature developed by Mr. Worthen is a spring-loaded plunger on the front of the bolt's safety lug. This plunger engages a detent in the rear of the extractor and is designed to keep the bolt in the downwards and fully closed position when the arm is in-battery. An excellent feature for a dangerous game rifle, this assures that in no way can the bolt handle be partially lifted accidentally by brush or other means, ensuring that upon the fall of the firing pin ignition will be achieved rather than the striker using all its energy to close a partially opened bolt handle. This gun is pictured and discussed in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century. The barrel is marked along its top "Made by Barney H Worthen San Francisco", the marking is slightly light along its front edge. The rifle barrel mounts solidly and is a very handsome and well-executed arm overall. (36650-71) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer Pistol Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer Pistol

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer Pistol

Lot #86 (Sale Order 86 of 711)

serial #27073, 38 Rimless Smokeless, 4 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore with just a tiny bit of frosting immediately ahead of chamber. This is the standard production model with spur hammer. The condition of the pistol is very nice with the slide retaining about 80% bright original blue finish with most loss being on the left side of the slide where there some flaking with the exposed metal bearing a pleasing smooth gray patina. The frame retains 95% bright original blue finish, the hammer retains 98% original color case-hardening and the trigger retains 98% original fire blue. The pistol comes with the correct unmarked magazine found in this serial range; it retains 98% non-original blue finish. The checkered hard rubber panel grips rate excellent with one small, hardly noticeable chip from the top of the left panel. A fine Colt pistol. (16849-7) {C&R}

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Colt Model 1902 Sporting Model Pistol Colt Model 1902 Sporting Model Pistol

Colt Model 1902 Sporting Model Pistol

Lot #87 (Sale Order 87 of 711)

serial #7886, 38 Rimless Smokeless, 6" barrel with a near excellent bore that shows some frosting in the grooves but is otherwise bright. This pistol shows the proper 16 plunge milled forward slide serrations for this serial range however the serial number is stamped in unusually large numbers which appear on both sides of the frame. The gun is in its original finish with raised metal around the Rampant Colt on slide. The "normal" serial numbers are so deeply struck and could not be removed without a major amount of metal being removed from the gun, clearly not the case here. The right side of the triggerguard bow is stamped with the assembler's initial "K" (not one of the initials listed in Sheldon's book). The pistol retains about 95% original blue finish overall, the correct rounded hammer retains 95% original color case-hardened finish and the trigger retains 95% blue, but not the bright fire blue we normally associate with these triggers. The bottom of the triggerguard bow as well as the front grip strap show some lightly scratched initials which penetrate the finish and are bright but very fine. The magazine is unmarked and the checkered hard rubber grips rate about excellent. This is an interesting Colt pistol worthy of further study and research. (16520-2103) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt New Service Revolver With King Target Conversion Colt New Service Revolver With King Target Conversion

Colt New Service Revolver With King Target Conversion

Lot #88 (Sale Order 88 of 711)

serial #345871, 38 Special, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a lovely period custom target revolver featuring a King Target rib and sights as well as a lovely set of Roper grips. The left side of the barrel is marked "NEW SERVICE 38 SPECIAL" and the barrel address is currently under the rib. The metal surfaces of revolver retain about 95% original blue finish with a well-defined turn ring on the cylinder. The King conversion is unmarked and features adjustable Patridge style sights with King mirror front. The checkered walnut Roper grips rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. A beautiful 1938 vintage custom target New Service revolver that must shoot like the Dickens. (16651-92) {C&R}

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Colt New Service Target Revolver Colt New Service Target Revolver

Colt New Service Target Revolver

Lot #89 (Sale Order 89 of 711)

serial #21927, 455 Eley, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This 1909 production New Service Target features the flat top frame, checkered gripstraps and checkered trigger. The condition of the revolver is very nice with the metal surfaces retaining about 90 - 95% original blue finish with most loss on the left side of the barrel where there is thinning and on the grip straps and one area on right side of frame ahead of grip. The hammer spine retains brilliant fire blue and the sides of the hammer remain brightly polished. The factory fancy checkered walnut grips are pencil-numbered on inside "13292" and they rate very good with wear commensurate with the balance of the revolver. There are some softened diamonds in the checkering at top of the left grip. The grips fit very nicely but are ever-so-slightly over on the butt. A nice New Service Target. (16651-76) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Fabulous Heeren Full Stocked Sporting Rifle By W. Glaser Of Zurich Fabulous Heeren Full Stocked Sporting Rifle By W. Glaser Of Zurich

Fabulous Heeren Full Stocked Sporting Rifle By W. Glaser Of Zurich

Lot #90 (Sale Order 90 of 711)

serial #1097, 30-06, 29 1/2" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. The rifle features a full length Mannlicher style stock as well as a quarter rib. The top of the quarter rib is hand stippled and engraved "W. GLASER ARMES ZURICH" while the top of the action is marked "HEEREN / SYSTEM / W. GLASER". The rifle is in near new condition with the barrel retaining 99% original blue finish. The action retains 98% brilliant original color case-hardening and shows just light border engraving with nicely hand stippled ring. The rifle is stocked in beautifully figured European walnut with a key fastened forearm which features a 1/8" thick piece of horn at the front creating a border between the removable part of the forestock and the affixed, forward section of the forearm which is tipped in ebony. The stock is very nicely checkered with bold steel capped pistolgrip and features a finely executed fish lip at forward section of removable forearm along with an equally attractive chin strap border at rear of pistolgrip. The buttstock has a scant European style Monte Carlo comb with a pull of 14 1/2" over the grooved horn buttplate and it is fitted with flush mount sling swivel sockets. The condition of the stocks is also superb with 97% original finish remaining. The toeline of the buttstock has an inlaid silver oval monogram plate engraved with the initials "RAS". The rifle is cased in a full length leather case with makers label on interior of lid and recessed French fitted compartments for the rifle, sling, cleaning rod and Leupold Condor scope on quick detachable mounts, all of which are present. The rifle is sighted with a ramp mounted front and fixed rear mounted in quarter rib between the low profile quick detachable scope bases. The condition of the case and accessories is excellent. A truly fabulous cased Heeren sporting rifle in a very versatile and popular chambering. (16520-483) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Fabulous Heeren Full Stocked Sporting Rifle By W. Glaser Of Zurich Fabulous Heeren Full Stocked Sporting Rifle By W. Glaser Of Zurich

Fabulous Heeren Full Stocked Sporting Rifle By W. Glaser Of Zurich

Lot #91 (Sale Order 91 of 711)

serial #1085, 220 Swift, 26" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. The rifle features a full length Mannlicher style stock as well as a quarter rib. The top of the quarter rib is hand stippled and engraved "W. GLASER ARMES ZURICH" while the top of the action is marked "HEEREN / SYSTEM / W. GLASER". The rifle is in wonderful condition with the barrel retaining 99% original blue finish. The action retains 90 - 95% strong original color case-hardening just fading slightly on the left side, and shows just light border engraving with nicely hand stippled ring. The rifle is stocked in beautifully figured European walnut with a key fastened forearm which features a 1/8" thick piece of horn at the front creating a border between the removable part of the forearm and the affixed, forward section of the forearm which is tipped in ebony. The stock is very nicely checkered with bold steel capped pistolgrip and features a finely executed fish lip at forward section of removable forearm along with an equally attractive chin strap border at rear of pistolgrip. The buttstock has a scant European style Monte Carlo comb with a pull of 14 1/2" over the grooved horn buttplate and it is fitted with flush mount sling swivel sockets. The condition of the stocks is also superb with 97% original finish remaining. The toeline of the buttstock has an inlaid silver oval monogram plate engraved with the initials "RAS". The rifle is cased in a full length leather case with makers label on interior of lid and recessed French fitted compartments for the rifle, sling, cleaning rod and scope (only quick detachable mounts are present, there is no scope included). The rifle is sighted with a ramp mounted front and fixed rear mounted in quarter rib between the low profile quick detachable scope bases. The condition of the case and accessories is excellent. A truly fabulous cased Heeren sporting rifle. (16520-482) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Rifle Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Rifle

Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Rifle

Lot #92 (Sale Order 92 of 711)

serial #24713, 38-55, 26" lightweight pencil barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very minty rifle that is suffering from some poor storage over the years. The rifle has many special order features including button magazine, checkered pistol grip fancy walnut buttstock and forend, steel shotgun buttplate and close coupled double set triggers. The lower left tang is marked with assembly number "3892 XX", the same number is also stamped on the inside of the buttplate and in the end grain of the buttstock. The barrel retains about 80% evenly thinning original blue finish overall while the action appears to have flaked and shows scattered oxidation staining as well as some very fine pitting. The lever and hammer retain vivid original color case-hardened finish while the loading gate retains about 35% original fire blue. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of beautifully figured American black walnut and both rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with sharp, crisp checkering. The smooth steel shotgun buttplate is mostly a brown patina and the hard rubber grip cap intact with no chips. The factory close coupled double set triggers function properly. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front mounted in small ramp, a standard open sporting rear and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. A fine and completely original antique deluxe 1894 rifle. (16520-3603) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #93 (Sale Order 93 of 711)

serial #1408, 45-75, 28" octagon barrel with full magazine and a very good bright bore. This is a very early second model rifle with the sliding thumbprint dust cover mounted on rail which is screw fastened to the frame. The barrel and magazine retain about 20% original blue finish with the majority of the surfaces bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The action retains about 35% original blue finish with the balance bearing a smooth brown patina with some striations visible. The left sideplate has some very light scratches that seem to just penetrate the finish. The hammer and lever retain a pleasing mix of faded original color case-hardened finish and a smooth gray patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus retaining a good deal of original finish and with perfect fit. The rifle is equipped with a factory adjustable single set trigger. The rifle is sighted with a simple sporting front and simple open rear sights. (16520-1775) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Factory Wilbur Glahn Engraved Colt Officer'S Model Revolver Factory Wilbur Glahn Engraved Colt Officer'S Model Revolver

Factory Wilbur Glahn Engraved Colt Officer'S Model Revolver

Lot #94 (Sale Order 94 of 711)

serial #529746, 38 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright minty bore. This revolver features factory scroll engraving on the frame, cylinder, topstrap, triggerguard and backstrap knuckle. The backstrap and trigger are factory checkered and the revolver is equipped with factory supplied Patridge rear sight and gold bead front. The metal surfaces of revolver retain 99% original blue finish overall. The hammer spine shows strong original fire blue finish and the sides of the hammer show just the slightest light oxidation staining. The revolver comes with its original mother-of-pearl grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions which rate excellent plus with no chips. The accompanying factory letter confirms the engraving, grips, sights and all other features of the revolver and shows shipment on September , 1927 to Hibbard, Spencer and Bartlett in Chicago for an H. E. Romey. This revolver is formerly of the famous R.E. Hable collection and is features on pages 302 & 305 of the Wilson and Hable book. The revolver comes in a modern walnut presentation case with cleaning rod and implements along with an empty box of Peters Police Match ammunition. A fabulous, fully documented factory engraved Colt Officer's Model one of only 180 that left that factory with engraving. Investment quality. (16651-68) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Rifle Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Rifle

Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #95 (Sale Order 95 of 711)

serial #158251, 32-40, 26" round barrel with full magazine and an excellent bore. This is a nice clean rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 90 - 95% strong original blue finish. The action retains about 95% original color case-hardened finish which has mellowed slightly but has a wonderful appearance. The bolt still retains about 25% of its original lacquer with dark color beneath in those areas. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate about excellent with a little added light finish on the buttstock and some light carry wear on the belly of the forend. The original steel crescent buttplate is in place showing faded original color case hardening overall. The rifle is sighted with a Rocky Mountain style front and flattop rear sporting sights. Overall a very nice antique Marlin rifle. (16520-563) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 61 Magnum Slide Action Rifle Winchester Model 61 Magnum Slide Action Rifle

Winchester Model 61 Magnum Slide Action Rifle

Lot #96 (Sale Order 96 of 711)

serial #345238, 22 WMR, 24" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% original blue with light contact wear from forend and a tiny light scuff on the rear right side of the barrel and the bottom of the triggerguard is stamped "A". The smooth pistolgrip walnut stock and long grooved flat bottom forearm rate excellent retain all of their original oil finish and the checkered hard rubber buttplate rates excellent as well. A superb example late manufacture Model 61 rifle. (56520-610) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Browning Atd-22 Grade Ii Semi-Auto Rifle Browning Atd-22 Grade Ii Semi-Auto Rifle

Browning Atd-22 Grade Ii Semi-Auto Rifle

Lot #97 (Sale Order 97 of 711)

serial #70T47619, 22 LR, 19 1/4" barrel with a bright bore. The barrel, trigger, safety and grooved steel buttplate retain 98% plus original blue with a few minor thin scratches in the top of the barrel. The chrome gray receiver rates fine with scattered freckling swirls and foliate border engraved with squirrels in tree on the right side, prairie dogs in field on the left side and a landing duck on the top of the receiver which is also initialed "WJ". The checkered pistolgrip deluxe walnut stock and forearm rate excellent with lovely grain structure and a couple light blemishes in its original high gloss finish. A fine to near excellent Belgian Grade II ATD-22 rifle. (56520-89) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 52B Sporter Bolt Action Rifle Winchester Model 52B Sporter Bolt Action Rifle

Winchester Model 52B Sporter Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #98 (Sale Order 98 of 711)

serial #84638B, 22 LR, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 97-98% original blue with some very light silvering along the edges and and minor wear on top of the receiver where two holes were drilled and tapped and on the underside barrel along with a speck or two of light oxidation staining. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock features a raised cheekpiece, steel buttplate, hard rubber grip cap and forend tip and rates fine overall with a few light dents and blemishes and light flaking on the forend tip. The rifle is equipped with a proper hooded gold bead front sight, Lyman 48FH rear aperture sight and includes a single factory magazine and Super Grade swivels. An overall fine condition 1956 manufactured Model 52B rifle. (56520-1786) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 52-E Target Bolt Action Rifle Winchester Model 52-E Target Bolt Action Rifle

Winchester Model 52-E Target Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #99 (Sale Order 99 of 711)

serial #E124612, 22 LR, 28" heavy barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original blue finish on the barrel, receiver and triggerguard with a couple of light blemishes here or there. The smooth walnut pistolgrip buttstock and target forend with accessory rail rate excellent overall with some scattered dings and light scratches present. There are currently no sights on this rifle however a sideplate is mounted to the receiver for a rear aperture sight. This is a fine example of a Model 52-E Target. (156777-18)

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot #100 (Sale Order 100 of 711)

serial #26401, 22 Hornet, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. The pre-war rifle is in superb original condition. The rifle features the proper early style small rounded cheekpiece with black forend tip and grip cap along with proper checkered steel buttplate. The rifle is sighted with a Redfield gold bead front and Winchester 22G rear barrel sight. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and features the correct early knurled safety. The metal surfaces of the rifle retain 99% original blue finish overall. The checkered pistolgrip stock rates excellent with 98% original finish overall and showing sharp, crisp checkering. Original Super Grade sling swivels are present. A super 1940 production Super Grade Hornet. (16652-2) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot #101 (Sale Order 101 of 711)

serial #12103, 30-06, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. This pre-war Super Grade features the early small rounded cheekpiece with black forend tip and grip cap and checkered steel buttplate. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and features the early style knurled safety. The rifle is sighted with a Redfield gold bead front, blank in rear slot and a Lyman 48 long slide receiver sight with stock neatly notched accordingly. The rifle remains in fabulous condition with metal surfaces retaining 99% original blue finish with correct early polished blue on action. The checkered pistolgrip stock rates excellent plus with virtually all of its original finish and with crisp checkering. Factory Super Grade sling swivels are in place. A great 1938 production Super Grade '06. (16652-13) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot #102 (Sale Order 102 of 711)

serial #69420, 270, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. This rifle is in near new condition. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and features a cloverleaf tang and the correct type II transitional safety with rounded shape and parallel grooves. The rifle features the early style small rounded cheekpiece with black forend tip and gripcap with checkered steel buttplate. The condition is spectacular with the metal surfaces retaining 99% original blue finish overall. The checkered pistolgrip stock has a wonderful rich color and rates excellent plus with virtually all of its original finish remaining and with crisp sharp checkering. There are virtually no handling marks in the stock, this rifle looks like it should be in its original box. Super Grade swivels are in place and the rifle is sighted with a Redfield gold bead front and 22G rear sight. A very near mint 1947 production Super Grade rifle. (16652-9) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter Revolver Owned And Carried By Harvey Colt Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter Revolver Owned And Carried By Harvey

Colt Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter Revolver Owned And Carried By Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan

Lot #103 (Sale Order 103 of 711)

serial #161095, 44-40, 4 3/4" barrel with an about very good bore which shows strong evident rifling but showing very minor pitting its full-length. This is a rather storied Frontier Six Shooter. The metal surfaces are an overall mix of deep plum brown and pewter gunmetal gray showing scattered light and pinprick pitting with traces of blue in the more protected areas. The left side of the barrel features the roll-marked "Colt Frontier Six Shooter" marking with the left side of the frame having the two line address with circled Rampant Colt. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate very good and are worn very nearly smooth, they are un-numbered but fit rather well being slightly proud along their bottom edges. The revolver exhibits quite a bit of holster wear, with moderate wear on the right and left side at the muzzle with the ejector rod housing and thumb piece worn to silver, the leading edges of the cylinder moderately rounded over as well. The revolver retains the "blackpowder frame" with the cylinder pin retained by a single screw, although at this point the frame is modern steel, the transition having occurred in the 95-96,000 serial number range. The arm functions well mechanically however lockup is slightly loose. The trigger and bolt screws as well as the trigger itself are more contemporary replacements, fairly common and not necessarily noteworthy on an arm of this age. There are scattered minor dings and dents here and there and the front sight shows a minor impact along its right edge, this may have been purposeful and may have been a field expedient "regulation" of the front sight. Thus our story begins: Harvey Logan, "Kid Curry" originally rode with the Black Jack Ketchum gang, formed his own gang sometime in 1897 and eventually wound up with Butch Cassidy and The Wild Bunch. He was described as "the wildest of the Wild Bunch" and before his career would end he had purportedly killed nine peace officers and two other men in an about 10 year career. While he was described by William Pinkerton (Pinkerton Detective agency) as having "not one single redeeming feature, he is the only criminal I know of who does not have one single good point", he was evidently always kind to the ladies; in fact would often spend his "take" from the Wild Bunch robberies laying up in brothels with friendly ladies and good liquor, until his share was exhausted. Logan rode with Butch and Sundance until they left for Buenos Aires in early 1901. In July of that year Curry, "Tall Texan" Ben Kilpatrick and "Deaf Charlie" Hanks decided they would rob the Great Northern Railroad Coast Flyer No. 3. This they did on July 3, very professionally and well, Logan commandeering the engine with engineer and fireman intact. The train was stopped a few miles outside of Malta Montana, engineer Thomas Jones was made to disconnect the baggage and express cars from the passenger cars and pull the train forward some miles. When safely away from the other train cars, Logan commanded the mail clerk and express messenger, each a Jimmy Martin and a C.H. Smith, to open the express car doors and jump out telling them he would not hurt them, Logan saying all he wanted was "Jim Hill's money" (Hill being the president of the railroad). The men did so and, although it took three attempts, the outlaws blew the safe open and gathered their loot, amounting to 800 sheets of banknotes, each with four notes each of $10 and $20 denominations. They also took about $500 in notes from the American National Bank of Helena, a package of watches and a bag filled with silver coins, all told about $40,000. As the trio was leaving express messenger C.H. Smith hollered to Logan that he wanted his Colt pistol. When Logan asked him "what for young fellow" he told him as a souvenir of the day, Logan obliged by emptying the revolver into the air and tossing it to Smith saying "thanks for your help". Logan would later be captured in Knoxville Tennessee in 1902 and during his trial for the train robbery, eyewitness testimony, from the train's fireman M.F. O'Neal and C.H. Smith himself both related the incident identically, of the outlaw emptying his gun and tossing it to the young express messenger. Fast-forward to this firearm. The backstrap is very neatly engraved in small script, during the period of use, showing appropriate oxidation and wear from the years: "This pistol was given to me "C H Smith G.N. Ex. Mess" by Harvey Logan during train robbery July 1, 1901". The pistol and inscription were examined in detail by none other than Mr. Daniel Cullity of East Sandwich Massachusetts (Mr. Cullity's credentials and reputation need no introduction here). He has concluded the inscription is genuine and offers detailed explanation as to how he arrived at such conclusion, among the reasons, the backstrap and engraving show no indications of spurious aging by either chemical or mechanical means. The composition of the wording on the back i

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Superb Colt Model 1855 Revolving Full Stock Sporting Rifle Superb Colt Model 1855 Revolving Full Stock Sporting Rifle

Superb Colt Model 1855 Revolving Full Stock Sporting Rifle

Lot #104 (Sale Order 104 of 711)

serial #1939 all matching, .44 caliber, 31 5/16" round barrel with octagon breech and a very good bore that shows strong rifling but some scattered pits. This is a very crispy rifle that retains lots of original finish. The barrel retains about 90% original blue finish which is thinning evenly and shows just a few scattered specks of light surface oxidation. The frame and cylinder retain about 50% bright original blue with the balance bearing a smooth even smooth brown patina. The hammer shows some original color case-hardened finish with the areas of loss turning to a smooth brown. The straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with nice raised grain. The forend is very neatly period stamped near the tip with the initials "S.W.". This rifle comes with its rare original gutta percha telescoping cleaning rod with slotted tip still threaded on. The condition of the cleaning rod is excellent with a tiny crack in the top of the actual rod portion that the tip threads in to. The rifle is sighted with a brass blade sporting front and single standing and two folding leaf rear sight. A truly wonderful Colt Revolving Sporting Rifle. Investment grade. (16889-123) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1855 Revolving Military Rifle Colt Model 1855 Revolving Military Rifle

Colt Model 1855 Revolving Military Rifle

Lot #105 (Sale Order 105 of 711)

serial #2491 all matching, .56 caliber, 31 1/4" barrel with an excellent bright bore. This is a very fine and honest example of the commercial model of the military rifle. The topstrap is marked "COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." and left side of frame is marked "COLT'S PATENT / NOV. 24th 1857" and the cylinder shows proper patent markings in flute. The barrel retains about 20% original blue blended with a pleasing and mostly smooth brown patina with some scattered light surface oxidation present. The frame retains about 20% original blue as well with the remainder showing a smooth brown patina and with some specks of light surface oxidation present. The cylinder and triggerguard are mostly a smooth gray/brown patina with some specks of scattered light surface oxidation present. Metal surfaces show some scattered dried oil, probably from being added to the stock years ago. The walnut buttstock and full length forend rate very good plus with perhaps a little old light finish added and with small light cracks and handling marks in the full length forend. The stock fit is wonderful and this wood does not appear to have ever been sanded. The rifle is equipped with factory original sling swivels, original front sight stud which has an added Rocky Mountain blade installed backwards and the rear barrel sight is a tall replacement made to work properly with the added front blade. The dovetail is undisturbed as is the front stud so these alterations can be undone without any evidence being left behind. A very nice and very honest rifle with a surprisingly nice bore. (16889-167) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot #106 (Sale Order 106 of 711)

serial #74200, 257 Roberts, 24" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a fabulous rifle. The rifle features a cloverleaf tang, the bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and features the proper type II transitional safety with rounded shape and parallel grooves. The rifle is sighted with a Redfield gold bead front and Winchester 22G rear sight. The stock features a black forend tip and pistolgrip cap, the early rounded cheekpiece and a checkered steel buttplate. The rifle remains in wonderful condition with the metal surfaces retaining 99% original blue finish overall. The checkered pistolgrip stock rates excellent with 98% original finish and with a few light handling marks, the most notable being three small impressions at the rear of the cheekpiece. An extra fine 1947 production Super Grade in a desirable chambering. (16652-7) {C&R}

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Colt Model 1855 Revolving British Carbine Colt Model 1855 Revolving British Carbine

Colt Model 1855 Revolving British Carbine

Lot #107 (Sale Order 107 of 711)

serial #11748, .56 caliber, 21" round barrel with octagonal breech and a bright minty bore. This is a very crisp Colt Revolving Carbine which bears British proofs. The topstrap of the carbine is marked "COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." and the carbine has all matching numbers on barrel, frame, cylinder, triggerguard, buttplate and in end grain of stock in pencil. The barrel retains about 15% original blue with the balance bearing a mostly smooth gray brown patina with a little scattered light surface oxidation and a few patches of light pitting. The frame retains about 65% original blue finish with the areas of loss bearing a smooth brown patina. The cylinder retains about about 15% original blue mostly within the flutes with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The nipples and nipple recesses remain very clean and crisp, which coupled with the bore condition, indicate that this carbine was fired very little. The brass triggerguard and buttplate bear a pleasing patina. The plain walnut buttstock rates near excellent with lots of original finish remaining and a tight crack in the grain on right side of tang that could be made invisible quite easily by a competent wood man. The carbine is sighted with a German silver blade front and two leaf folding rear sights. This is a very fine example of these scarce Colt longarms. (16889-173) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle

Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle

Lot #108 (Sale Order 108 of 711)

serial #56663, 32-20, 26" round barrel with full magazine and an excellent bore. This rifle remains in very fine condition with lots of original blue remaining and it is fitted with a Swiss buttplate. The barrel and magazine retain about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish just beginning to blend with a smooth brown patina. The action is the same or perhaps slightly better with a crisp Rampant Colt on the left side. The un-checkered buttstock shows some figure and the original checkered forend has a decent size chip from the rear lower right panel. Aside from the chip the stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just a few scattered light handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a Beach style combination front, standard open rear and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. The Swiss buttplate fits very nicely and is clearly period to the rifle. Whether it was installed by the factory or fit afterwards is not known, a standard Lightning crescent buttplate fits almost as perfectly as this buttplate. This is a very handsome, interesting and high condition Colt Lightning rifle. (16520-1842) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master Revolver Colt Shooting Master Revolver

Colt Shooting Master Revolver

Lot #109 (Sale Order 109 of 711)

serial #334025, 38 Special, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This revolver features Patridge sights along with checkered gripstraps and trigger. The revolver is essentially as-new retaining 99% plus original blue finish overall. The turn ring on the cylinder is barely visible and doesn't come close to penetrating the finish. The checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions are virtually mint. The revolver comes in its original box pencil-numbered to the gun and includes the original test target also numbered to the gun along with a cleaning brush, screwdriver, "Shooting Suggestions" pamphlet and "Special Instructions" pamphlet. The condition of the box is about good with green pebbled exterior showing wear on the edges and with the gold printing on lid being very light. A superb Shooting Master revolver. (16651-51) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master Revolver

Lot #110 (Sale Order 110 of 711)

serial #348190, 357 Mag., 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This revolver is in wonderful condition with metal surfaces retaining 97% original blue with the loss being only the slightest bit of muzzle wear and one 3/8" x 1/8" area on the right side of the frame where the finish is missing and exposed metal is gray with the very finest pinprick pitting showing. The checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions are scratch-numbered to the gun and rate excellent. The included factory letter confirms the configuration of the gun and shows it as a single gun shipment to Murta, Appleton & Company in Philadelphia on September 28, 1939. Factory letter also indicates the gun was furnished with a square butt and a 3 1/2 lb. pull. A very fine Shooting Master revolver, one of only 500 produced in this chambering. (16651-90) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master One-Of-A-Kind Revolver Colt Shooting Master One-Of-A-Kind Revolver

Colt Shooting Master One-Of-A-Kind Revolver

Lot #111 (Sale Order 111 of 711)

serial #341057, 455 Eley, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is the only known Shooting Master chambered in 455 Eley and the gun is discussed and illustrated on pages 164 - 166 of Mullin's Colt's New Service Revolver. The revolver is in magnificent condition retaining 99% original blue finish overall. The revolver features checkered grip straps and trigger along with adjustable Patridge sights. The checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt Medallions are virtually mint. The butt of the revolver is neatly stamped "COL. F.W.R." on either side of the lanyard loop. The revolver comes in its original box numbered to the gun on inside of lid which includes the original test target and screwdriver. The box shows some moisture damage to the exterior with box covering peeling at some of the edges, but it seems sound. The accompanying factory letter confirms the configuration of the revolver and shows the gun being shipped to Nova Scotia on June 23, 1936 in a single gun shipment. In his book Mullin states that these initials were those of Franklin W. Robinson who was an automobile dealer in Kentville, Nova Scotia in the 1930's. The ultimate find for the Colt double action collector. Investment quality. (16651-60) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master Revolver

Lot #112 (Sale Order 112 of 711)

serial #342079, 45 ACP, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very crisp Shooting Master which retains 97% plus original blue finish overall with light silvering on the highest edges. The revolver features checkered gripstraps and trigger and has full checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions. The topstrap is finished in a matte blue as is the backstrap. Sides of hammer retain nice bright polish and the grips rate excellent plus. The accompanying factory letter confirms the caliber but notes a 7 1/2" barrel (possibly a mistake ). Mr. Wills notes describe the gun as 100% factory original and he makes no reference to the discrepancy in the records. The barrel is a factory barrel with correct sight and roll marks. The revolver was shipped in a single gun shipment to Murta, Appleton Company in Philadelphia on May 23, 1939. The letter also indicates the revolver was furnished with a square butt and 3 lb. pull. A fine Shooting Master, one of only 250 manufactured in this chambering. (16651-88) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master Revolver

Lot #113 (Sale Order 113 of 711)

serial #341635, 44 Special, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This rare revolver is one of only 94 ever produced in this chambering and it remains in near new condition. The revolver features a round butt, adjustable Patridge sights, checkered gripstraps and checkered trigger. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 99% original blue finish; the cylinder line does not penetrate the finish. The hammer spine and trigger retain brilliant original fire blue on rear surfaces with the top surface in a matte blue to match the topstrap and backstrap. The revolver wears its original checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions which are stamp-numbered to the revolver. The grips remain in virtually mint condition. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to Robert W. Knight in Seneca Falls, NY on April 28, 1938. Revolver comes in a two piece box which has no markings or labels. A stunning example of these rare Shooting Master revolvers. (16651-59) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Shooting Master Revolver

Lot #114 (Sale Order 114 of 711)

serial #339236, 45 Colt, 6" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a rare revolver, one of only 156 Shooting Master's chambered in this caliber. The revolver features adjustable Patridge sights and checkered gripstraps and trigger. The metal surfaces of revolver retain 95% plus original blue finish overall with wear being primarily due to silvering along the high edges and some light muzzle wear. The hammer spine and trigger retain strong original fire blue finish with sides of hammer showing bright polish. The checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions are not numbered but rate near excellent with strong checkering. The grip fit is very slightly off and we feel that these grips began life on another Shooting Master or New Service revolver. The included factory letter confirms the configuration of the revolver and shows it a as single gun shipment to A.N. Kay in Harren, AZ on December 24, 1934. A rare and desirable Shooting Master revolver. (16651-89) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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The Enigmatic Custom 1903 The Enigmatic Custom 1903

The Enigmatic Custom 1903 "New Springfield" Magazine Sporting Rifle By Wundhammer

Lot #115 (Sale Order 115 of 711)

serial #166436, 30-06, 24" barrel dated 2-10 with a bright excellent bore. This is an extremely interesting and important Springfield rifle, thought for years to have been Stewart Edward White's rifle which he had taken to Africa and elsewhere. This is indeed one of the original five rifles built by Ludwig Wundhammer under the order of Captain Edward C. Crossman around 1910. The parts for these rifles were ordered from the Ordnance Department by Crossman and eventually delivered to Wundhammer, the stock blanks were of imported walnut and were supplied by the Ross Company. The quality and condition of this rifle are superb. The barrel retains about 90% evenly thinning original blue with the action retaining nearly all of its oil quenched case hardened finish; the bolt shroud and safety are similar. The bottom metal shows some toning in the carry area still with some bright bluing at the rear of the floorplate and the bow of the guard, also showing some light oxidation. The stock rates excellent with widely scattered very light handling dings here and there from honest use afield, most prominent an extremely nicely repaired section which may have been a small chip or ding about 1 1/2" from the toe on the right side of the stock, retaining virtually all of its original varnish. It is classic style with rounded shadowline cheekpiece and Oberndorf side-panels (a feature Wundhammer dropped shortly after construction of these arms). The arm has a 13 3/4" length of pull, as three of the "five" didÉ.but no trap in the butt (a feature White mentions his rifle has numerous times in his writings). The men for-whom the rifles were made were: Stewart Edward White; Capt. Crossman; and Misters Colby, Welch and Rogers (friends of White). Of the five rifles originally made, three retained their rear sight bases (including this one), two did not. The rifle is sighted with a Sheard style brass bead in the original front sight ramp and the original early Lyman 34 receiver mounted peep sight, as-modified by Crossman, to have finer graduations of elevation than the factory sight. Originally much-published in: The Book of the Springfield by E.C. Crossman; Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century vols. 1 and 2 by Mr. Petrov; mentioned in Crossman's series of articles "The Metamorphosis of the New Springfield" which ran in "The Outers Book" during the 20's; the American Rifleman by Crossman in August 15, 1925; written about, photographed and identified by serial number in the photo caption in the 1961 Gun Digest in an article by Col. Townsend Whelen; and mentioned by serial number in an article in the 1975 Gun Digest by Al Miller (all as White's rifle). Mr. Petrov however, during his diligent research, found two very damning pieces of information that refute this as White;s gun (it IS still one of the first five). In 1922 in the "Outer's" series, Crossman recounts how Whites gun was so shot-out after the African trip, that he returned it to Crossman who provided him with a brand new barreled action and had Wundhammer refit the gun. THEN an account by Crossman himself entitled "Executing a Rifle", Feb 12, 1912 "Arms and the Man", Crossman tells of specifically BLOWING UP White's rifle by filling the bore full of dirt and firing it multiple times, finally blowing the action itself to pieces with a maximum overload, that gun being identified as White's and by serial number: 164,985. So, all factors originally identifying this rifle are still true and accurate, it is just not White's. Crossman's was the last and had improvements this rifle does not. Colby's rifle had no 1903 rear sight seat. This gun then is either Mr. Weld's or Mr. Rogers'. Rogers died 18 months after receiving the rifle, this arm is in such fine condition it would stand to reason that this may well be that man's arm. It retains some very early features and none of the later modifications so it would also stand to reason it was likely the second of the five produced. Further diligent research may uncover which of the two men actually owned the rifle but to this writer it is no matter. It remains one of the original five Wundhammers produced at the direction of E.C. Crossman and the only one "known" to-date. It is a testament to the maker, the men and the era; just a wonderful and storied piece of firearms history. (36650-13) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Lovely Kornbrath Engraved 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin Lovely Kornbrath Engraved 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Lovely Kornbrath Engraved 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Lot #116 (Sale Order 116 of 711)

serial #196426, 30-06, 24" barrel with a very good bore which shows frosting within the grooves for about the last half of its length, the first half being bright excellent. The metal surfaces of the barreled action retain about 95% original rust blue with the bottom metal toned more to a pleasing pewter and dull gray-blue patina. The bolt shows only light operational wear with the handle toning to pewter, its underside neatly flattened by Mr. Griffin and finely checkered with the outer radius showing a neatly bordered checkered panel as well. The receiver ring and custom barrel collar are very neatly engraved by Kornbrath, the ring showing a very nice standing moose game scene with a woodland backdrop, Kornbrath's loose flowing scroll continues onto the rear bridge and a left-side scope ring base. The triggerguard front extension and the bow of guard show loose flowing scroll with flower petal engraving around the front action screw hole. The floorplate shows an exceptionally nice bellowing elk against a woodland mountain backdrop, this flanked by loose flowing foliate scroll; the very front of the floorplate engraved in an arc "SR Griffin, New York". The rifle is stocked classic style in a fairly straight-grain piece of walnut, the blank of-which was slab-sawn showing some nice overlapping figure in the area of the butt. The stock rates about excellent showing some minor dings and handling marks from the years and perhaps some lightly added finish. It features a horn pistolgrip cap, schnabel forend tip and has flawlessly executed checkering patterns at grip and forend. The forend pattern is wrap-around with mullered borders, the grip panels are similar and meet atop the wrist, there is a small chip at the rear of the tang which was re-affixed and is very unobtrusive. The rifle features 3/4" European-style sling swivels, the front being banded, and a replacement solid rifle pad has been very professionally fitted for a 13 5/8" length of pull. The rifle is sighted with a nice banded sporting ramp front showing a nicely matted face, its hood is present, while the rear receiver ring sports a Lyman receiver sight. Additionally the left side of the action was professionally fitted with a Noske quick-detach, windgauge-adjustable base and ring set. Both the base and the rings are engraved identically to the action, doubtless by Mr. Kornbrath at the same time the work was performed on the balance of the arm. The rings mount a Hensoldt Wetzlar Ziel Dialyt 2 3/4 power telescopic sight with heavy German post reticle and very good mostly bright optics. Really a very lovely rifle with some excellent amenities and super engraving, both floorplate and receiver ring are pictured in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, volume 2. (36650-32) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Custom A O Niedner Model 1924 Proprietary Action Bolt Action Rifle Custom A O Niedner Model 1924 Proprietary Action Bolt Action Rifle

Custom A O Niedner Model 1924 Proprietary Action Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #117 (Sale Order 117 of 711)

serial #3, 6 mm Niedner, 24" barrel with a very good plus bore which is mostly bright with strong rifling but also showing a few widely scattered very light pits. The metal surfaces retain about 92% original blue, the bulk of the loss is on the bottom metal but with some light fading and contact point wear as well. The bolt body remains bright and shows the nice mottled crosshatched burnishing that Niedner liked to use. The bolt handle has toned to a tarnished pewter gray with the shroud and safety exhibiting some very good original blue. The trigger-sear-bolt release mechanism is all polished bright and very neatly jeweled. The gun is stocked classic style by Shelhamer without cheekpiece in a nice piece of Circassian walnut. The stock rates very good with much original varnish and overall minor dings and handling marks from use afield. The stock features an ebony forend tip and gripcap and has a nice grooved trapdoor buttplate for a 14" length of pull. The rifle's amenities include sling swivels, a checkered trigger, hinged floorplate and a five-piece cleaning rod beneath the buttrap. The rifle is sighted with a sporting front ramp with simple bead, and the bolt shroud will accept specially-made folding and static aperature sights; there is a telescopic sight mounted on the Niedner taper-fit scope base affixed to the front ring. The scope rings mount an H Leue - Dr. W Gerard telescopic sight with post and crosshair reticle and slightly cloudy but very usable optics. The scope itself rates about very good showing a fading blue finish. The bolt was designed for quick takedown without the use of tools and the rear striker cover, when removed, can be replaced with screw-in, rather Lyman-style, aperture sights that Niedner made specifically to fit the rifle. These were not actually with the rifle when Mr. Petrov acquired it, they were miraculously located about four years later amongst a lot of Niedner items a good friend of his had purchased privately. The rifle is very pleasing in appearance and heft and certainly would suffice very well as a compact hunting arm. The gun is pictured and discussed at length in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century volume 2 by Mr. Petrov. According to his research there are likely only 4 or perhaps at most 5 of these rifles made, making it an extreme rarity amongst Niedner, and indeed bolt action, rifles. Both top of barrel and left side of action are marked "AO Niedner/Dowagiac Mich". A lovely rifle executed by one of the masters in his field, it is a shame that the Great Depression was the death knell of this arm as they certainly would've been very popular amongst shooters and hunters. (36650-65) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Very Rare Niedner-Mann Model 1912 Bolt Action Single Shot Rifle Very Rare Niedner-Mann Model 1912 Bolt Action Single Shot Rifle

Very Rare Niedner-Mann Model 1912 Bolt Action Single Shot Rifle

Lot #118 (Sale Order 118 of 711)

25 Krag, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97-98% excellent quality hot immersion blue with the left side of the action stamped "AO Niedner/Dowagiac Mich", a portion of this hidden beneath the wood. The bolt body remains bright with the light random burnishing seen on other early examples. The rifle was stocked at some later time by Thomas Shelhamer, Monte Carlo style in a nice grade of English walnut. The stock features a flared shadow line cheekpiece with Shelhamer's signature chinstrap at the rear of pistolgrip and a generous schnabel tip. The stock itself rates excellent with much original finish and only a few very minor handling marks from the years. It is checkered very finely with bordered patterns, they are executed flawlessly, the forend being wrap-around. The rifle features a manual trigger blocking safety mounted at the rear of the guard as well as a striker-retracting safety mounted on the bolt shroud. The barrel features Niedner target blocks with adjustable rings which support a Malcolm telescopic sight with crosshair reticle and mostly bright, very good plus optics. The model 1912 was deemed the "hamburger rifle", christened such on a hunting trip with Drs. Mann and Baker in upstate New York when Niedner juiced a woodchuck with his at 220 yards and had to carry it back in both hands, purportedly Dr. Baker remarking "that is a hamburger making rifle", evidently the moniker stuck. While made at Malden, it is indeed Michigan stamped, likely because it remained an action only for many years, perhaps being stamped when Niedner barreled it in Michigan. Mr. Petrov reports the original stock was made by Gerald Kelver, and was not necessarily pleasing to the new owner, who had Shelhamer restock it. Really a very lovely rifle, extremely rare as there were only two built by Niedner. The action screws show some slight slot damage which certainly could easily be rectified. Really a cool rifle, it certainly would be a joy to fabricate some ammunition and make a little hamburger of your own. (36650-64) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Very Rare Custom Takedown 1903 Springfield Rifle By August Pachmayr Very Rare Custom Takedown 1903 Springfield Rifle By August Pachmayr

Very Rare Custom Takedown 1903 Springfield Rifle By August Pachmayr

Lot #119 (Sale Order 119 of 711)

serial #1181820, 30-06, 24" barrel with an about very good bore which still shows sharp rifling but with frosting within the grooves its entire length. The metal surfaces of the barreled action retain about 95-97% original blue with the loss being light fading and some muzzle wear to pewter, also on some of the high edges. The bottom metal has faded more and is primarily a dull pewter and dark gray-brown mix with a few handling marks. The bolt body shows only light operational marks with the extractor neatly electric DC-pencil damascened, the safety has received a similar metal treatment. The gun is stocked classic style in English walnut, slab-sawn showing some flowing grain. The stock itself rates very good with overall minor handling marks and dings from the years of use afield. The grip shows nicely checkered panels with mullered front borders with the forearm showing a wrap-around pattern. Accents include black forend tip and gripcap and the gun is maker-fitted with graceful sling swivels. The length of pull to the white line Pachmayr Gun Works recoil pad is 13 7/8, ". The rifle is sighted with a nice sporting banded front with grooved ramp face, supporting a silver bead while the rear receiver bridge is fitted with a Lyman receiver sight base which currently holds only a slide blank. The left side of the receiver shows a Noske style quick-detach telescopic sight base, the rings mount a Noske 2 1/4X telescopic sight with post reticle and very good optics. The bolt handle on the rifle is nothing short of sexy and is nicely downward and rearward curved with dual checkered rondelles top and bottom, nicely bordered. There is a small spring steel clip affixed on the underside of the action tang which bears upward, through the sear hole, on the underside of the

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Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe With Niedner Barrel Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe With Niedner Barrel

Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe With Niedner Barrel

Lot #120 (Sale Order 120 of 711)

serial #12450, 400 Niedner, 26 1/4" Niedner-proofed barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a superb rifle, brought to the fore by two of the most well-respected makers in the business. The metal surfaces retain about 98% lightly buffed blue which may be slightly later than the period of the gun, although looking at the condition of the stock and the balance of the arm it is very likely this is original 1940 blue. The races are neatly jeweled as-is the follower, body of the bolt and the extractor, all remaining bright. The bolt handle, shroud and their attendant parts retain excellent original blue, the handle has been very nicely sculpted and has dual circular checkered panels top and bottom on knob. Clearly stocked by Griffin & Howe, Monte Carlo style with a flared left-side cheekpiece with a very nice shadow line. The stock rates very good plus to excellent with only minor handling marks from light use. There are checkered panels at the grip with mullered borders and in a wrap-around pattern at the forend. The stock features an ebony tip, blued steel pistolgrip, detachable swivel studs, an oval monogram plate along the toeline (it is un-engraved) and a nice hard rubber rifle pad, which has hardened with time, showing a length of pull of 14" to the leather face. Clearly barreled by the Niedner Rifle Corporation, the breech shows the "NP" (in oval) Niedner proof, it is marked ".400 Niedner" below this. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting ramp front with nicely stippled face, supporting a simple bead sight with a sharply knurled hood in place, the rear receiver bridge holds a Lyman 40s-era receiver sight. The magazine box features a hinged floorplate with release inside the bow of the guard, the face of the trigger has been very neatly checkered and a trigger adjusting stirrup has been fitted internally during the period of use. The underside of the barrel is numbered "1740", without any initials, suggesting that this is one of the very last arms barreled by that very respected organization. The rifle has very graceful lines and exudes quality of workmanship throughout. Really a super big-bore rifle, Roy Dunlap, author of Gunsmithing comments on the Niedner: "The 400 Niedner was the most potent big-game rifle ever built in this country, having considerably more power than the 375 (H&H)-on both ends". (36650-48) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Harvey Rogers Of Hart Arms Company Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Harvey Rogers Of Hart Arms Company

Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Harvey Rogers Of Hart Arms Company

Lot #121 (Sale Order 121 of 711)

30-06, 22" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows only the beginning of some very very light frosting near the muzzle. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original blue, the loss is some light fading and high edge wear with a scattered handling mark or two here and there. The top of the barrel is engraved in nice quality script "Hart Arms Company Cleveland Ohio" and the front receiver ring has been very neatly matted. The bolt body shows light operational wear and is serial numbered 1348655 in electric DC-pencil on the body (1348654 is listed in DCM sales records as a National Match). The handle has been modified for scope clearance and low-swept and polished bright. The finish on the bottom metal is slightly different than that of the barreled action and it retains quite a bit more blue, perhaps being neatly restored; the triggerguard was slightly narrowed by the maker and is very attractive. The gun is stocked classic style in a very nice grade of English walnut, the stock rating excellent with only minor dings and handling marks very sparsely scattered here and there. The left side features Harvey Rogers' signature flared shadow line cheekpiece while the tip is polished horn, the pistolgrip hard rubber and the butt is fitted with a checkered steel trapdoor buttplate for a 13 3/4" length of pull. The grip area shows a lovely wrap-over checkering pattern with mullered borders with the forearm showing a full wrap-around pattern also with mullered borders, both are flawlessly executed. Additionally the rifle is equipped with sling studs, one along the toeline the other soldered to the underside of the barrel and there is a silver monogram plate along the toeline which is un-engraved. The gun is sighted with a long graceful sporting ramp front sight with matted face, it mounts an ivory bead sight, the cocking piece has been fitted with Hart Arms Company's Lyman receiver sight base which fits rather horseshoe-like over the bolt shroud, necessitating shortening of the cocking knob, much like we find on National Match rifles; mounted to this of course is a Lyman folding aperture sight. The left side of the receiver has been fitted with a Hart Arms Company quick detach scope ring base, the rings supporting a Lyman Alaskan 2 1/2X telescopic sight with fine dot and crosshair reticle and very good to near excellent optics; the scope itself rating near very good with some fading blue and a number of small dings. In addition to the bolt handle modification a low scope Buehler safety was fitted and the underside of the striker has Hart Arms spring-loaded detent which puts upward pressure on the bolt shroud when the bolt is in battery position, assuring that the shroud-mounted rear sight returns to the same position each time (quite a good idea). The right side of action and the stock just beneath it were neatly altered for the low-swept bolt handle. There is some extremely minor damage to the rear action screw slot, it would not be worth mention were it not for the fine state of this rifle. Mr. Rogers is discussed and this gun pictured in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century . Harvey Rogers' stock work is sublime, in this writer's opinion it far exceeds anything Griffin & Howe has ever done; this example is no exception. (36650-35) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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The Merkel Three Barrel Set Over Under Rifle-Shotgun Combination Gun Of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goer The Merkel Three Barrel Set Over Under Rifle-Shotgun Combination Gun Of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goer

The Merkel Three Barrel Set Over Under Rifle-Shotgun Combination Gun Of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goer

Lot #122 (Sale Order 122 of 711)

serial #21158, 8x75R, 26" rifle barrels; 8x75R by 12 ga., 25 3/4 barrels, choked full; 12 ga. 28 1/4" barrels choked a tight full and tight modified; all are Bohler Stahl barrels and show bright excellent bores with the double 12 barrels showing a few light remnants of some very light pinprick pitting in a couple spots. All of the barrels retain about 98% original blue, the loss due to some light fading primarily at the muzzles, one or two may have a very minor handling mark here or there, the only mentionable mark being on the upper tube of the double rifle barrels. The scalloped frame is an overall pewter gunmetal gray and is profusely engraved with game scene, scroll and acorn and oakleaf embellishment in full coverage. The oakleaf and acorn decoration is on the barrel bolsters with elk on the left frame flat and chamois and waterfowl on the right frame flat with the Merkel name appearing on the belly of the frame. The triggerguard shows some remnants of original blue and has a very nice depiction of an auerhahn. The quality of the engraving is superb and the depth wonderful. The arm is equipped with double triggers, the right being a set, cocking indicators left and right, greener-style crossbolt and non-automatic tang-mounted safety. The buttstock is nicely figured Circassian walnut and rates about very good with overall minor dings and handling marks from use afield. It shows a round knob pistolgrip and heart-shaped sidepanels with a nice pinched comb. The length of pull to the grooved horn buttplate is 14 3/8". There is a European style sling swivel on the toeline, each set of barrels has a corresponding swivel soldered to the bottom barrel. The three piece forends all rate about excellent or very good plus with the exception of the right upper panel on the double rifle barrels which shows some scars and handling marks. The forend, which fits all three sets of barrels, rates about very good showing a good deal of carry and handling wear with a 1" thin crack at the forend tip and a minor scar at the rear near the iron. It has Hermann Goering's crest inletted in a circular medallion between the forend iron and the release. The combination set of barrels (Bockbuchsflinte) are maker-fitted with a dual claw quick detachable scope bases which mount a Carl Zeiss Zielvier 4X telescopic sight with interesting Germanic heavy three post reticle, the horizontal posts connected by a very thin crosshair with dot at its center. Really a very fast and unique reticle; the optics are bright about excellent with the scope itself rating very good showing quite a bit of wear along the ocular lens, much less at the objective lens. It features a simple bead front sight and manually actuated flip-up rear rifle sight as well. The double shotgun barrels are sighted with a simple ivory bead front sight. The double rifle barrels feature a rifle style ramp with simple bead and a single standing leaf fixed rear sight. Additionally it has been fitted with three double claw bases and will accept two scopes included with the gun. The first is a Carl Zeiss Zielsechs 6X telescopic sight with the same crosshair reticle as the first, also with bright about excellent optics, the scope itself very good. The second scope which is adapted to the mounts on the rifle is a Carl Zeiss Zielmar 1.5X telescopic sight with more traditional three post German reticle and bright excellent optics, this scope rating almost excellent showing far less wear than the other two. This entire set is cased in an oak leather-covered case with heavy brass corner reinforcements, carry handle, dual straps and lockable hasps. The case itself rates good to perhaps very good and has a Gebruder Merkel leather label affixed to the interior. Included in the case is a 10 round DWM box of 8x75R ammunition, showing only mild tarnish, the box deteriorating. The original sling, , likely the one seen in the accompanying photographs where Goering has a rifle-shotgun over his shoulder and there is a set of scope covers for one of the scopes. The gun seems to operate properly all barrels mounting smartly to the receiver, all the scopes mounting well on their bases. Included with the arm is an October 12, 1965-dated letter from Col. Dick A King to a friend in California to-whom he is sending the gun. He details how he and a Col. Grover Wilson got the guns at Berchtesgaden, in the presence of Emma Goering. He also mentions he has Italian Air Marshal Balbo's official photograph album in which there is a picture of him shooting the gun when he came to visit Goering. Also included is a "capture paper" that Lt. Col. King wrote out for himself, and signed to himself, giving himself permission to keep "one shotgun with two additional barrels complete with leather case and three telescopic sights". There is a three page typed appraisal from RL Wilson included; a letter from Hollywood actor Hunter Von Leer to Bob Cherry of Cherry's guns. The arm was in Hunte

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Ornate 1903 Sporting Magazine Rifle By Harvey Rodgers Of Hart Arms Ornate 1903 Sporting Magazine Rifle By Harvey Rodgers Of Hart Arms

Ornate 1903 Sporting Magazine Rifle By Harvey Rodgers Of Hart Arms

Lot #123 (Sale Order 123 of 711)

30-06, 22" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this fine rifle retain about 98% original maker blue on the barreled action, the loss is due to some light high edge wear and some light fading, most prominent on the bolt knob. The bottom metal shows a bit more fading to brown with light scratches on the bow of the guard and the front extension, the floorplate showing a nicely etched depiction of a bighorn sheep amidst a mountainous backdrop. Harvey Rodgers of Hart arms, in addition to being a fine arms craftsman, was also a student of art. It would seem as though he outdid himself on this arm as the front receiver ring and the barrel are neatly embellished their full-length. The front ring of the receiver shows a growling brown bear head, rather nicely depicted. The entire length of the barrel shows an Alaskan wilderness scene. Radially from left side of barrel to right we have Alaskan tundra, forests, rivers and lakes, culminating in a high mountainous ridge in the background. The scene begins at the junction of barrel and action with a long pack train of men and horses making their way to a distant camp (located near the front sight base). Ahead of the men amidst the Alaskan wilderness we see caribou, bull and cow elk, bull and cow moose, a brown bear with her cubs even a bighorn sheep. All of this is very nicely, very precisely etched. The front sight ramp as well shows a depiction of a polar bear and a caribou on its left side with a brown bear and antelope on its right side, the ramp matting a herd of caribou. The underside of the barrel is very neatly engraved "The Hart Arms Company Cleveland Ohio". The rifle is stocked Monte Carlo style with Rodgers flared left-side cheekpiece with shadow line, the rearward flare curving gracefully along the line of the Monte Carlo toward the heel of the butt. The stock itself rates about excellent with much original varnish and some light age crackling from the years. Likely an exhibition piece for the Hart Arms showroom, the pistolgrip and forend are neatly relief-carved with a loose flowing scroll and floral decoration with the right side of the butt outlined with a carved bead accented with fleur-de-lis carving at its front and rear. The pistolgrip cap and forend tip are walrus ivory, very lightly incise-scrimmed on the grip with the tip showing light rococo and foliate scroll. The buttplate is a checkered trapdoor with nice engraved accents, further leading to the sales sample/display gun theory, the area beneath the plate is not drilled nor opened for a compartment. (There are pencil markings present which would indicate it was meant to be, but never accomplished as it was un-necessary.) The rifle is sighted with an ivory bead sporting ramp front and a Hart Arms horseshoe-style bolt shroud-mounted aperture rear sight with Lyman folding staff is mounted on the "NS"-marked bolt. It would appear that at one time the rifle was fitted with a Hart trigger, it now features a standard Springfield trigger which has been nicely tuned. The rifle is discussed in Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, volume 2 and pictured there with a period picture of Harvey Rodgers at his workbench, showing what is doubtless the gun in the work rack behind him, the forend tip and gripcap plainly visible. Really an absolutely lovely piece of work from this most-gifted of craftsman, unique unto itself. (36650-83) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Custom 1903 Springfield Sporting Magazine Rifle By Griffin & Howe Custom 1903 Springfield Sporting Magazine Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Custom 1903 Springfield Sporting Magazine Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Lot #124 (Sale Order 124 of 711)

serial #1264570, 30-06, 24" part octagon part round Krupp Flusstahl barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98-99% wonderfully restored rust blue finish. The rifle is stocked classic style with subtle comb flutes and a very nice left-side dual beaded Whelen style cheek rest. The stock itself rates very good overall with the expected minor dings and handling marks from use afield. Accents include a nice horn forend tip, an engraved blued steel pistolgrip cap, flattened and checkered underside of the bolt handle and a nice checkered steel trapdoor buttplate providing a 13 7/8" length of pull. The rifle features sling swivels and has been fitted with a very nice Ralph Pike "self-setting" adjustable trigger. The trigger features a wide curved neatly matted face and is actually adjustable down to ounces (it should not be if the rifle is used as a hunting arm). The design of the sear is such that an extension is fitted to the rear of the cocking piece on the striker. The rifle is sighted with a small brass bead fitted to the integral ramp which blends in nicely with the full-length integral matted barrel rib; there is a Lyman receiver sight on the rear bridge. The rifle barrel is marked along its top flat "No. 119 Griffin & Howe Inc. New York". Ralph Pike of Kalispell Montana was an innovative gunsmith and did a lot of barrel and cartridge work as well, a copy of his 1939 patent is included along with the rifle. Really a super-looking G&H rifle with a really neat period trigger which doubtless helps the marksman realize the full potential of this fabulous rifle. (36550-76) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Extremely Rare Polhemus Model 23 Extremely Rare Polhemus Model 23

Extremely Rare Polhemus Model 23 "Polly'S Little Pal" Hunting Knife Pistol

Lot #125 (Sale Order 125 of 711)

22 Short, 1" barrel. This rare little gun, one of only 30 ever manufactured features a folding pocket knife mounted to the bottom of this unusual bolt action single shot pocket pistol. The knife is affixed to the gun by a pin through one bolster connecting it beneath the grips and a "U" shaped mounting bracket near the muzzle. Interestingly, the trigger mounts on the same pin under the grips and the trigger fits into the knife like one of the blades. The gun is marked on the left rear side "L.F. POLHEMUS MFG. CO. / U.S.A. / MIAMI, ARIZ. / PAT. APL'D. FOR" and on right rear side "LITTLE PAL / MODEL 23 / 22 SHORTS ONLY". Each of the blades is also marked "L.F. POLHEMUS / MFG. Co. / MIAMI, ARIZONA". The pistol retains 98% original nickel plated finish with just some light scratches in the finish. The bolt is of brass and retains about half of its original nickel with the exposed brass bearing a pleasing patina. The jigged bone handles on the pocket knife rate excellent with no visible chips and the blades seem full and rate near excellent. The checkered hard rubber grips have an "S" embossed at the top and appear to be the same grips used on the Sedgley produced Baby Hammerless revolvers manufactured during the time this gun was built. Whether these were the grips Polhemus used on this short run of guns or are replacements isn't known, they fit just a smidge over but based on the overall quality of the gun, this fit could be original. The grips rate excellent with sharp checkering but there is a chip from the bottom of the right grip. The gun comes in its original box with picture end label, the condition of both is excellent; a simple steel rod extractor is included in the box. Due to the smoothbore barrel, Amoskeag sent this little pistol to BATFE Technology Branch requesting it be removed from the provisions of the NFA and made a Curio & Relic, which they did, their letter exempting this pistol from the NFA provisions is include with the gun. This little gun represents the ultimate rarity in American firearms curiosa. (16229-288) {C&R} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

Lot #126 (Sale Order 126 of 711)

45 ACP, 4" barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel is a light gray color that matches the frame with a smooth grind mark on the barrel band and light discoloration around the weld marks. The frame retains about 98% corrosion resistant finish with a few light and scattered scratches. This model 3 has four holes, cavity mould #33 on the cocking knob and an "F" breech mark. The cocking knob is in near excellent condition with a few light handling and storage marks, and the original magazine plate is present. This is a very fine example of a WWII "Woolworth" gun." (86229-876) {C&R} [Elliot Riggs Collection]

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U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

Lot #127 (Sale Order 127 of 711)

45 ACP, 4" barrel with a near excellent bore exhibiting some scattered but very light surface oxidation. The barrel is a dark gray color with a few light scratches and a smooth grind mark on the barrel band that has a few slag pits. The frame retains about 98% corrosion resistant finish with a few light and scattered scratches, a few very shallow dents on the right side and some slight discoloration around some of the weld marks. This model 3 has three holes, cavity mould #41 on the cocking knob and no breech mark. The cocking knob is in near excellent condition with a few light handling and storage marks, and the original magazine plate is present. This would be a fine addition to a WWII clandestine collector's kit. (86229-879) {C&R} [Elliot Riggs Collection]

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U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

Lot #128 (Sale Order 128 of 711)

45 ACP, 4" barrel with an excellent bore that has a few faint oxidation stains. The barrel is a light gray color that matches the frame with a smooth grind mark on the barrel band exhibiting a slag pit and light discoloration around the weld marks. The frame retains about 95% corrosion resistant finish with a few light and scattered scratches in addition to freckling that extends in a band from the butt up the front strap and onto the barrel and trigger guard with some found on other areas of the gun as well. This model 3 has three holes, cavity mould #47 on the cocking knob and an "F" breech mark. The cocking knob is in near excellent condition with a few light handling and storage marks, and the original magazine plate is present. This is a very nice example of a Liberator pistol. (86229-747) {C&R} [Elliot Riggs Collection]

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U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

U.S. Fp-45 Liberator Pistol By G.M. Guide Lamp Division

Lot #129 (Sale Order 129 of 711)

45 ACP, 4" barrel with a near excellent bore that has a few faint oxidation blemishes at the muzzle. The barrel is a light gray color that matches the frame with a smooth grind mark on the barrel band and moderate discoloration around the weld marks. The frame retains about 96% corrosion resistant finish with a few scattered scratches, light staining and some freckling on the grip portion of the frame. This model 3 has four holes, cavity mould #24 on the cocking knob and an "F" breech mark. The negative for the mould number was double stamped on the four resulting in two 4's superimposed over each other. The cocking knob is in near excellent condition with a few light handling and storage marks, and the original magazine plate is present. Liberators make interesting addition to any collection. (86229-729) {C&R} [Elliot Riggs Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Rigby Off-Hand Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Rigby Off-Hand Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Rigby Off-Hand Rifle

Lot #130 (Sale Order 130 of 711)

serial #28164, 38-55, 28" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This fine rifle features a faceted action with engraved Rigby flats at breech of barrel with top flat being engraved with "BALLARD" in riband. The rifle is equipped with its original single trigger and features all matching numbers on frame, barrel, forend, buttstock, buttplate and stock tang. The frame of this fourth model Rigby Ballard features lovely relief floral scroll engraving with a running deer in round panel on left and a standing bear in round panel on right. The three top flats of the frame show nice scroll as does the top of frame ahead of tang sight and there is a nice ring engraved around the muzzle. The condition of this rifle is very fine with the barrel retaining about 98% strong original blue finish. The action retains about 80% original color case-hardened finish which has softened over time but has a lovely appearance with even subtle color throughout. The French walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just normal light handling marks. The checkering remains strong showing just the slightest wear, the forend shows its nice original horn tip and the cheekpiece shows a nice clean edge. The original Farrow pattern light Swiss buttplate is in place and retains traces of original nickel plated finish and is mostly an even gray patina. The correct Vernier mid-range tang mounted peepsight is present along with a windgauge spirit level front; there is no provision for a rear barrel sight. This is a very nice and very honest 6 1/2 Rigby Ballard rifle. Investment quality. (16651-19) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #131 (Sale Order 131 of 711)

serial #3107, 40-65, 32" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is an early No. 6 rifle featuring a plain action. The rifle is equipped with factory adjustable double set triggers, a ball and spur lever and heavy nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate. The rifle has matching numbers on the action, barrel, forend and stock tang with the buttstock and buttplate both being numbered "20624". The stock is an original Ballard No. 6 stock, it fits very nicely and would pass as original if not for the number. The barrel retains an even, smooth gray brown patina and has a pleasing appearance. The action retains about 85% original color case-hardened finish which has softened somewhat but still shows nice contrast. The checkered walnut buttstock and forend rate about excellent with the forend showing 95% original finish with sharp checkering and the buttstock showing what may be a nicely done older restored finish also with strong checkering. The heavy brass Swiss buttplate retains only traces of its original nickel plated finish with the balance bearing a pleasing patina. The rifle is sighted with a windguage front and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight with no rear barrel seat. This is a very handsome rifle that would probably perform very well at the range. (16651-8) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 3 Deluxe Gallery Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 3 Deluxe Gallery Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 3 Deluxe Gallery Rifle

Lot #132 (Sale Order 132 of 711)

serial #11980, 22 RF, 28" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features a factory engraved action which shows full coverage scroll on sides with a bear in circular panel on left side and a running buck in circular panel on right. The barrel is marked with the correct serial number on underside and also shows a "JW" in an oval. The forend is perfectly made and fits flawlessly however it is un-numbered; it is our assumption that the forend was made by master craftsman John Wills and the barrel fitted and finished by him. The rifle features a standard single trigger and full loop lever. The barrel retains 99% original blue finish while the action is mostly gray with some light wear to the engraving. The buttstock and forend are both of beautifully figured English walnut and rate excellent plus with 95% original finish remaining and with sharp checkering. The original checkered hard rubber buttplate rates excellent and fits flawlessly. The rifle is sighted with a gold washed Beach combination front, blank in rear slot and a mid-range folding tang mounted peepsight is present, this tang sight appears to be a quality modern sight. A handsome deluxe Ballard that should be a joy to shoot. (16651-28) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Custom A.W. Peterson Marlin Ballard Off-Hand Target Rifle Custom A.W. Peterson Marlin Ballard Off-Hand Target Rifle

Custom A.W. Peterson Marlin Ballard Off-Hand Target Rifle

Lot #133 (Sale Order 133 of 711)

serial #35129, 22 LR, 27 3/4" round barrel with a very good bright bore. This rifle is very nicely period engraved with loose scroll along with the "Ballard" on left side and "M.L. Styers" in bold gothic letters. The barrel is marked "A.W. PETERSON DENVER, COLO." and has a stepped ring at the action and a very slight taper from the tip of the forestock to the muzzle. This rifle features a faceted action with a full loop lever and a single trigger. The stocks look to be also from the Peterson shop with a familiar Peterson/Schoyen schnabel forend tip and the buttstock having lovely vertical grain, cheekpiece and a long prong Swiss buttplate without tangs. The condition of the rifle is quite nice with the barrel retaining 95% original blue finish which is thinning evenly. The frame retains a smoky mix of faded color case hardening and a smooth gray patina with all engraving and markings remaining sharp. The stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with very few handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front and mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight with no rear barrel seat. Additionally the rifle is equipped with a Lyman 5A telescopic sight mounted on target blocks. This particular rifle is illustrated and described on page 233 of Dutcher's Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle. A handsome and fine Ballard rifle published in the only authoritative work on the subject. (16651-18) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Off-Hand Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Off-Hand Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Off-Hand Rifle

Lot #134 (Sale Order 134 of 711)

serial #34003, 40-70, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle has been partially restored by master craftsman John C. Wills of Anchorage, Alaska. The rifle has been rebarreled with the only markings on the barrel being "40-70" on top and under forend there is a "JW" in an oval border. The forend is not numbered and looks like it is one of Will's perfectly crafted Ballard forearms with horn schnabel tip and correct checkering pattern. The barrel retains 99% original blue finish overall. The action, full loop lever, breechblock and hammer all retain 98% excellent quality restored color case-hardened finish. The forend retains 99% original finish while the buttstock which is the typical 6 1/2" style with pistolgrip, cheekpiece and short prong Swiss buttplate retains 95% restored finish. The rifle features a single trigger and is sighted with a windgauge front, no rear seat and a mid-range tang mounted peepsight with adjustable objective. A fine and very attractive Ballard. (16651-46) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 7 A1 Extra Long Range Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 7 A1 Extra Long Range Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 7 A1 Extra Long Range Rifle

Lot #135 (Sale Order 135 of 711)

serial #3408, 44-100, 34" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very nice example of Marlin's finest Ballard rifle. The rifle features a wonderfully engraved and faceted action and Rigby barrel flats. The engraving consists of wonderfully cut relief floral scroll bordered only to the front and rear and showing a standing buck and recumbent doe on left side and running buffalo on right. The rifle features all matching numbers on the frame, barrel, forend and buttstock however, the buttstock is numbered "2589" on bottom of of the front flat and then horizontally on the same flat "3408". According to Dutcher's table of observed Long Range guns, serial #2588 was a 7A1 Extra grade as well. The condition of the rifle is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 50% original blue which is thinning evenly and is an overall smooth even blue brown color. The muzzle shows a nice engraved ring along its circumference and there is a rear dovetail neatly period cut into the barrel which currently holds a fancy blank with a shield shaped top and fancy monogrammed initials which appear to be "ECC". The frame retains a pleasing mix of faded original color case-hardened finish and a smoky smooth gray patina. The engraving remains very crisp and action is completely free of any pitting. The English walnut checkered pistol grip buttstock and forend rate excellent retaining 90% plus original finish with strong checkering and only a few light handling marks. The stock features a checkered horn buttplate, fancy horn pistol grip inlay and the forend is tipped with its original fancy horn tip. The original rear position sight mounting base is present in the comb of the stock just ahead of the buttplate. The rifle features a full loop lever, a single trigger and is sighted with a windgauge front and long range tang mounted Vernier peepsight. A very fine example of these rare and desirable Ballard's which John Dutcher refers to as the finest offering of the Ballard line. (16651-11) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt Second Model New Hampshire Dragoon Revolver Colt Second Model New Hampshire Dragoon Revolver

Colt Second Model New Hampshire Dragoon Revolver

Lot #136 (Sale Order 136 of 711)

serial #8098 (all matching except wedge which is numbered "8094"), .44 caliber, 7 1/2" part round part octagon barrel with a very good bore showing deep rifling with light frosting throughout. The left side of the barrel lug is marked "NEW HAMPSHIRE" and the proper address is present on top flat of barrel. The cylinder shows only traces of its original scene with the serial number remaining clearly visible and the left side of the frame is properly marked "COLT'S / PATENT / U.S.". This is a very early second model revolver, out of the "typical" New Hampshire range and it is equipped with the early "V" mainspring carried over from the Walker. Metal surfaces of revolver retain a light gray brown patina overall with edges remaining well defined and with all markings remaining clear and legible. There is some scattered light pitting on the round portion of the barrel and also a patch on the cylinder but by and large the metal surfaces of the revolver are very smooth. The brass grip frame shows sub-inspectors initials "K" and "A" and show a nice mellow brass patina. The one piece walnut grip rates very good plus with light but visible cartouches on either side. Overall a very nice and quite early Second model New Hampshire Dragoon revolver. (16889-8) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver U.S. Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

U.S. Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

Lot #137 (Sale Order 137 of 711)

serial #11025, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" part round part octagon barrel with a very good bore. All numbers on this revolver are matching however, the triggerguard appears to be renumbered and has the earlier "V" mainspring with the roller on the hammer. It appears that this is a Third Model dragoon which has been fitted with a replacement Second Model dragoon triggerguard. The barrel bears the proper New York address with curled brackets to front and rear and the left side of the frame is properly marked "COLT'S / PATENT / U.S.". Iron surfaces of revolver retain an even gray brown patina with what appears to be some original faded case-hardening visible on the frame which has faded to a silvery pewter color. The cylinder shows traces of the original cylinder scene around serial number with the balance being mostly smooth. The brass grip frame an even mellow patina overall with sub-inspector's mark "B" at top of backstrap. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good plus and may be an old refinish with no cartouches visible. (16889-12) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Revolver Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Revolver

Colt Model 1860 Fluted Army Revolver

Lot #138 (Sale Order 138 of 711)

serial #2896, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel with a near very good bore. The revolver features all matching numbers including the wedge and is an overall brown patina. The barrel exhibits some scattered pitting but all markings remain clear and legible. The frame and cylinder are generally free of any pitting and remain quite smooth. The iron gripstrap is an even brown with just a little very fine pitting. The brass triggerguard bears a rich untouched patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates good plus as refinished, the cartouches were intentionally removed. A good solid and generally quite honest fluted Army. (16889-87) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

Lot #139 (Sale Order 139 of 711)

serial #13970, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" part round part octagon barrel with a very good plus bore. This revolver has all matching numbers except for an old un-numbered replacement wedge and there is no visible number on the arbor. Iron surfaces of revolver retain a deep brown patina with scattered light pitting present in some areas; the barrel address and frame numbers are clearly visible. The frame shows what appears to be some old vise bite marks but there is patina over these. The cylinder scene is no longer visible but the serial number on the periphery of the cylinder is still visible. The brass grip frame appears to have been lightly cleaned and is in the process of re-acquiring a patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates about very good and may be an old replacement as the grip seems a bit too wide where it meets the frame but it definitely have a lot of age on it. While this is a sort of salty old Dragoon, it has a nice look and functions properly. (16889-5) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Hartford English Dragoon Revolver Colt Hartford English Dragoon Revolver

Colt Hartford English Dragoon Revolver

Lot #140 (Sale Order 140 of 711)

serial #585 all matching except unnumbered wedge, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" part round part octagon barrel with a very good bore that shows deep rifling with some scattered patches of light oxidation. The revolver bears the New York barrel address without borders and a standard third model oval triggerguard. The left side of frame bears proper "COLT'S / PATENT" marking and the cylinder and barrel show proper London proofs. This revolver appears to have been refinished long ago and shows some wear on the added finish. The cylinder shows no scene but does show evidence of being cleaned with the serial number and proofs all remaining legible. Iron surfaces of revolver retain a mix of faded old finish and a gray brown patina. The brass grip frame retains traces of original silver-plated finish and are mostly a pleasing mellow patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good with perhaps 30% original finish remaining. With only about 700 of these revolvers produced, this example has a nice look and should be affordable. (16889-17) {ANTIQUE}

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Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox

Lot #141 (Sale Order 141 of 711)

serial #998, 22 RF, 2 5/8" four barrel cluster with oxidized bores. The left side of the frame bears the standard Tipping & Lawden mark in round pattern and the barrels bear small British proofs. The barrels retain about 95% original blue finish with areas of loss bearing a smooth gray patina. The frame retains about 97% original silver-plated finish which has a nice mellow patina and with just a tiny bit of patinated brass peeking through on the highest edges.

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Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox

Lot #142 (Sale Order 142 of 711)

serial #401, 22 RF, 2 5/8" four barrel cluster with lightly oxidized bores. The left side of the frame bears the standard Tipping & Lawden mark in round pattern and the barrels bear small British proofs. The barrels retain about 80 - 85% original blue finish with areas of loss bearing a smooth gray patina. The frame retains about 90 - 95% original silver-plated finish which is thinning a little in some areas as well as on the high edges. The foliate gutta percha grips rate near excellent with just light wear present. The pistol comes in the late style blue baize lined mahogany case with burl lid, sliding lid compartment and John Blissett retailer label. The condition of the case is excellent and the included accessories are an ebony handled turnscrew, steel wiper, pewter oiler and key. The sliding lid appears to be an older replacement. Overall a good solid cased Tipping & Lawden pepperbox. (16229-332) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Tipping & Lawden Cased Retailer Marked Model 2B Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Cased Retailer Marked Model 2B Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Cased Retailer Marked Model 2B Pepperbox

Lot #143 (Sale Order 143 of 711)

serial #3436, 30 RF, 3" four barrel cluster with lightly pitted bores. This pepperbox is in very fine condition. The backstrap of this pistol is engraved "COGSWELL & HARRISON LONDON". The left side of the frame is marked with the Tipping & Lawden makers mark in circular pattern and the barrels bear small British proofs. The barrels retain 95% original blue finish. The frame retains 97% original silver-plated finish with some light scratches in the finish around the spring screw. Fire blue on firing pin , bar lever and color case-hardening on the hammer are all strong. The foliate gutta percha grips rate excellent with no chips. The pistol comes in an original blue baize lined mahogany case with two triangular covered compartments. Within the case are a key and steel wiper and the condition of the case is excellent with no visible repairs. An extremely fine Tipping & Lawden medium size pepperbox with a neat retailer mark. (16229-371) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Savage Figure 8 First Model Second Variation Navy Revolver Savage Figure 8 First Model Second Variation Navy Revolver

Savage Figure 8 First Model Second Variation Navy Revolver

Lot #144 (Sale Order 144 of 711)

serial #110, .36 caliber, 7 1/8" octagon barrel with an about good bore that shows wear and frosting. This revolver wears two sets of numbers "110" and "41". The "41" appears to be an assembly number as it is on the small components, some parts bear both numbers. The iron parts of the revolver were cleaned and are in the process of re-acquiring a light gray patina. The brass barrel address remains 95% legible as does "CAST STEEL" on bottom of barrel. The brass frame retains a medium patina which looks like it could have been helped at some point over the years. The two-piece walnut grips rate about very good as refinished long ago and with some small chips. The bottom of the butt shows numerous impact marks from being used as a hammer. All of the screw slots show wear. Overall a decent and all original Savage brass framed Figure 8 revolver. (16889-19) {ANTIQUE}

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Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 2B Pepperbox Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 2B Pepperbox

Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 2B Pepperbox

Lot #145 (Sale Order 145 of 711)

serial #1842, 30 RF, 3" four barrel cluster with oxidized and pitted bores. This pepperbox is in very fine condition. The left side of the frame is marked with the Tipping & Lawden makers mark in circular pattern and the barrels bear small British proofs. The barrels retain about 90 - 95% original blue finish. The frame retains 97% original silver-plated finish with a pleasing mellow tarnish overall. The foliate gutta percha grips rate excellent with no chips. The pistol comes in an original blue baize lined mahogany case with two triangular compartments with both lids missing. There are no accessories in the case which is in near excellent condition with one replaced piece of the burl veneer which is about 1/2" square and not of the same burl. Overall a good solid Tipping & Lawden medium size pepperbox. (16229-369) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Rare Lemat Second Model Two Barrel Revolver Rare Lemat Second Model Two Barrel Revolver

Rare Lemat Second Model Two Barrel Revolver

Lot #146 (Sale Order 146 of 711)

serial #1421, .42 caliber revolver with 63 caliber smoothbore barrel; both bores rate about very good. This revolver features all matching numbers on the frame, barrel, cylinder and smoothbore barrel/cylinder arbor. The top of the barrel is engraved "Col. LeMat Bte. s.g.d.g. Paris" and the right side of the barrel is additionally marked with the initials "LM" beneath a five pointed star. Metal surfaces of revolver are an even dull gray patina with all markings remaining clear and legible. The hammer has the pivoting striker and the right side tip of hammer (ahead of striker pin) is broken and missing, the left side is cracked but still present. The flat loading lever affixed to left side of frame may be a quality replacement Ð it matches perfectly in color. The sheet steel spring on right side of frame that holds the barrel pin in place is a replacement. The two-piece checkered walnut grips show wear commensurate with the balance of the revolver. A good solid example of these rare and highly desirable Confederate used arms. (16889-227) {ANTIQUE}

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Savage & North Figure Eight Second Model Revolver Savage & North Figure Eight Second Model Revolver

Savage & North Figure Eight Second Model Revolver

Lot #147 (Sale Order 147 of 711)

serial #289 all matching, .36 caliber, 7" octagon barrel. This iron frame revolver is marked with proper address on the topstrap "E. SAVAGE. MIDDLETOWN, CT / H.S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17TH 1856". The rammer housing serial number matches the balance of the revolver but doesn't bear any markings. Metal surfaces of revolver are a gray brown color with scattered light pitting present. The topstrap markings are almost fully legible with only the "H.S." and the "6" in the patent date being no longer legible. There are some impact marks on the cylinder primarily around one of the nipple recesses. The two-piece walnut grips rate near very good as refinished and due to sanding are very slightly undersize. The revolver is mechanically functional but sometimes hangs up slightly after the hammer falls. These are extremely rare revolvers with an estimated total production of 100 pieces. A good solid example of these rare revolvers. (16889-20) {ANTIQUE}

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Butterfield Percussion Army Model Revolver Butterfield Percussion Army Model Revolver

Butterfield Percussion Army Model Revolver

Lot #148 (Sale Order 148 of 711)

serial #597 all matching, .41 caliber, 7" octagon barrel. This revolver is marked on the brass topstrap "BUTTERFIELD'S / PATENT DEC. 11. 1855 / PHILADA" and is serial numbered on virtually all components "597". The brass frame bears a bronze colored patina overall with markings remaining clear and legible and showing a few scattered casting pits. The iron barrel, rammer, hammer and cylinder retain a generally smooth plum/brown color with sharp edges. The two-piece walnut grips are both numbered "597" in large numerals on exterior bottom of each panel and rate near very good with perhaps 35% original finish remaining, they fit beautifully and have never been sanded. The removable spring loaded disc primer device remains present ahead of trigger. A very solid example of these rare revolvers with a total estimated production run of 640 pieces. (16889-2) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver

Lot #149 (Sale Order 149 of 711)

serial #10737 all matching including wedge, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel with a very good bore. The barrel shows a light cleaning and is a dull gray patina with barrel address being completely removed but barrel serial number is still visible. The cylinder shows about 60% of its cylinder scene and has scattered blunt impact marks and bears a pleasing gray brown patina. The frame bears a pleasing matching gray patina and bears proper "COLT'S / PATENT / U.S." marking. The brass gripframe bears a beautiful mellow patina with numerous impact marks on butt from the gun being used as some type of hammer. The one-piece walnut grip rates about very good with chips from toe and heel on each side. The grips show a good deal of oil finish and light cartouches remain visible and very near legible on each side. The wedge screw is missing and all of the patina including the loading lever matches and is very honest, it is only the barrel that has been cleaned and aged. A decent third model Dragoon. (16889-9) {ANTIQUE}

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Fine Contemporary Colt Model 1874 Gatling Gun Fine Contemporary Colt Model 1874 Gatling Gun

Fine Contemporary Colt Model 1874 Gatling Gun

Lot #150 (Sale Order 150 of 711)

serial #229, 45-70 Govt, 29 1/2" musket length barrels with bright very good plus to near excellent bores with a few showing some scattered light oxidation or widely scattered pinprick pit or two. The 10 barrels were finished nicely browned, now showing some light surface oxidation which is still pleasing. The barrel frame is painted with a black enamel, showing a few minor chips or flakes here and there, the right trunnion is serial numbered 229 and all the attendant parts are matching. The breech casing and feed cover, indeed all the brass surfaces, are a dull tarnished goldenrod patina, the bolts all remain bright. The gun sits atop a modern yoke and tripod with a rear steel tiller assembly with brass handle. The yoke will swivel through 360¡ of traverse and the tiller will allow roughly 58¡ travel of elevation from 16¡ depressed to 42¡ elevated. The tiller and crank handle are also finished nicely browned, the tripod is painted olive drab and rates about excellent with authentic spiked brass feet. There are three thick circular Plexiglas floor protectors included to keep your fine floors from spike damage. The overall length barrel nut to cascabel is about 47", standing about 48" from the floor (elevated on the protectors) to the top of the feed trough. The guns seems to operate well and it is purported to run perfectly. Included with the gun are two contemporary 40-round vertical gravity feed box magazines. The right side of the barrel frame holds a fold-up blade front sight and the v-style rear sight is faithful to the original design, but adjustable for windage as well as elevation. The bolt access plug was designed without a front hook to catch the bolts rear for withdrawal so they must be manually manipulated from the front. There is an exact reproduction of the original Colt nameplate with patent dates affixed to the breech casing. The gun features the improved oscillator found on the Colt 1874 guns, but there is no provision on the tiller for engagement of the worm. Overall a very nicely made gun, quality-constructed throughout, that would literally be an absolute blast at the range and would certainly be the focal point of any gun room or retail display. (Transfers as a modern long-arm) (36520-3097)[ Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 National Match Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 National Match Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 National Match Rifle

Lot #151 (Sale Order 151 of 711)

serial #333432, 30-06, 24" standard weight barrel with a bright minty bore. This is an extremely crisp example of the National Match Model 70. This rifle features the uncheckered marksman stock and standard barrel with low profile front ramp with dovetail, not cut for sight hood. The rifle features a Lyman 48WH receiver sight and a Lyman 77R globe target front sight along with scope blocks mounted in factory holes. The condition of this rifle is wonderful with the metal surfaces retaining 99% strong original blue overall and with the Marksman stock retaining virtually all of its original finish and shows no notable dings or handling marks. The forend features a factory handstop rail and handstop along with a sling swivel; corresponding factory swivel is in toeline of stock. The bolt is factory electric-pencil numbered to the rifle on underside. A fabulous 1955 production National Match rifle that would be virtually impossible to upgrade from. (16652-16) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Carbine Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Carbine

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Carbine

Lot #152 (Sale Order 152 of 711)

serial #21264, 30-06, 20" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This pre-war carbine features the early polished action and is sighted with Lyman brass bead front sight mounted in integral ramp and Winchester 22G rear sight. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and features the early knurled safety. The condition is lovely with the metal surfaces retaining about 97% original blue with only real loss being a little thinning on the triggerguard and a couple very minor light scratches on the floorplate. The checkered pistolgrip walnut stock rates about excellent with 97% original finish and just some very light handling marks. The rifle is equipped with original factory sling swivels and checkered steel buttplate. A very fine 1939 production Model 70 carbine. (16652-14) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Rifle

Lot #153 (Sale Order 153 of 711)

serial #6883, 270 Win, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very fine 1937 production standard grade rifle. This rifle features the early polished action and is sighted with a silver blade front and Winchester 22G rear sight. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered to the rifle and features the early knurled safety. The condition of the rifle is wonderful. The metal surfaces retain 99% original blue finish overall. The pistolgrip walnut stock features the early style fine checkering, factory sling swivels and checkered steel buttplate. The stock rates excellent with 98% original finish remaining and a few light handling marks, most notably a couple of soft scratches on the right side of stock below bolt. A very fine and early pre-war plain Jane model 70 rifle. (16652-8) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bull Gun Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bull Gun

Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Bull Gun

Lot #154 (Sale Order 154 of 711)

serial #22353, 300 H&H, 28" heavy barrel with a bright minty bore. This rifle features the marksman stock with factory handstop rail with handstop and sling swivel. The bolt is properly electric-pencil numbered on underside and features the early knurled safety. The rifle is sighted with a Lyman 77 globe target front mounted on block and a Lyman 48WH receiver sight along with factory scope blocks; the stock is factory notched to accommodate the receiver sight. The condition of the rifle is wonderful with the metal surfaces retaining 98 - 99% original blue overall with early polished action. The stock rates excellent as well with 99% original finish and just a few minor handling marks present. A super Bull Gun manufactured in 1939. (16652-18) {C&R}

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U.S. Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver U.S. Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver

U.S. Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot #155 (Sale Order 155 of 711)

serial #82080, 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows only one small spot of pitting. The barrel is primarily a brown and streaked pewter patina with some generous traces of colors, especially on the front sight and the areas adjacent to it. The ejector rod housing toned to pewter and brown along its outer edge, the bull's-eye ejector rod head is very slightly bent, the bottom of the barrel showing very good "DFC" inspectors marking. The cylinder is a similar smooth plum and dull gunmetal gray with some traces of blue within the flutes, also with scattered oxidation staining and the oddly scattered minor pit here and there. The frame is a mottled smoky case-hardened patina with some minor oxidation staining and some generous traces of colors in the protected areas, the "U.S." marking on its left side still excellent. Both the backstrap and grip frame are primarily toned to a plum and pewter also with generous traces of original blue atop the backstrap and at the root of the guard. The trigger is primarily a plum brown at this point but the hammer shows some vibrant case colors in the protected area normally hidden by the frame. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good plus to very near excellent and is unmolested showing honest wear along the edges of the butt and with slightly faint but still very legible left and right side cartouches, the right side David Clark's, the left side John E. Greer with an 1882 date. The grip is numbered to the frame on the interior in antique ink pen and the bottom of butt has a "DFC" inspectors mark. All of the numbers are matching including the cylinder which is also "DFC" marked. The gun times well and locks up properly. Really a very nice example manufactured in 1882. (36520-2478) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Bisley Flattop Revolver Colt Bisley Flattop Revolver

Colt Bisley Flattop Revolver

Lot #156 (Sale Order 156 of 711)

serial #243119, 455 Eley, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rare Colt revolver remains in very fine condition. The metal surfaces retain about 90 Ð 95% original blue finish with most loss being on outer edge of ejector rod housing and due to some light flaking on the cylinder. The hammer retains strong original color case-hardened finish while the trigger retains strong original fire blue finish. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent with no chips present. The revolver cycles and locks up tight and crisp. These revolvers are quite scarce, the 455 Eley is the most common caliber in the flattop Bisley and there were only 196 of them made in this caliber. A rare and desirable Colt Single Action Army revolver. (16520-2038) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt New Service Target Model Revolver Colt New Service Target Model Revolver

Colt New Service Target Model Revolver

Lot #157 (Sale Order 157 of 711)

serial #53361, 44 Russian, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. Revolver features a tall bead front sight and adjustable "U" notch rear with checkered gripstraps and trigger. The condition of the revolver is wonderful with metal surfaces retaining about 97% original blue with most loss at sides of muzzle. The hammer spine and trigger retain 95% plus original fire blue and sides of hammer show bright original polish. The Rampant Colt and "C" on left side of frame are light but this finish is absolutely original and we feel that this was a poorly applied roll mark from the factory. The revolver wears its original fancy early style diamond checkered walnut grips without medallions which rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with sharp crisp checkering. The revolver comes in a nice modern custom wooden presentation case with a cleaning rod, keys and an empty box of ammunition. A brass plaque in the top of the lid is engraved "John C. Wills / of / Anchorage". This is a very fine 1911 production New Service Target. (16651-56) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt New Service Target Revolver Colt New Service Target Revolver

Colt New Service Target Revolver

Lot #158 (Sale Order 158 of 711)

serial #307058, 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright minty bore. This fine flattop target revolver features "U" notch rear and blued bead front sights along with checkered gripstraps and trigger. The revolver remains in very fine condition retaining 98% strong original blue finish with just a tiny bit of muzzle wear and small area is worn through the blue right at the verified proof on left side of triggerguard, likely from a holster with a metal clip. The hammer spine retains strong original fire blue with sides showing just a little light oxidation staining. The fancy diamond checkered walnut grips are pencil-numbered to the gun and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with sharp checkering. Revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing it as part of a 10 gun shipment on October 28, 1920 to Winchester Repeating Arms Company. A very fine revolver with an interesting shipping destination. (16651-81) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Long Range Rifle Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Long Range Rifle

Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Long Range Rifle

Lot #159 (Sale Order 159 of 711)

serial #17213, 45 2 4/10, 34" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features all matching numbers on barrel, forend, action, sight staff and buttstock; the barrel has a second number in the 20,000 range which is very neatly over struck with a single hash mark on each digit and with the correct number "17213" neatly struck adjacent to it. The font on the barrel number and the wedge match perfectly and we feel that this barrel was originally fitted to this rifle when it left Bridgeport. The rifle features magnificent French walnut stocks with tang and heel position sight bases. The condition of the rifle is fabulous with the barrel retaining 97% strong original blue finish. The action retains about 80% faded original color case-hardened finish which is blending with a smooth gray patina in areas on the right side. The action is equipped with gutta percha panels and the stock is the later style with capped pistol grip. The horn tiped forend is key fastened and both buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with strong sharp checkering. The original checkered hard rubber shotgun buttplate is present and rates excellent with no chips. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front sight with spirit level, there is no provision for a rear barrel sight and the long range tang mounted peepsight is present. A conversation with Richard Labowski revealed that this serial number is blank in the records which is common on these later rifles above serial number 17,000. The rifle comes with an original case for the sights which includes two extra front sight inserts and is in near very good condition with perhaps 85% of the leather covering intact along with a modern bullet mould. A fine, rare and investment quality Sharps Borchardt long range rifle. (16651-7) {ANTIQUE} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Colt New Service Target Revolver Colt New Service Target Revolver

Colt New Service Target Revolver

Lot #160 (Sale Order 160 of 711)

serial #57358, 455 Eley, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver is British proofed and features flattop frame along with checkered gripstraps and trigger. The revolver is sighted with a "U" notch rear and bead front sights. The condition is very nice with metal surfaces retaining about 97% original blue with loss due to light wear near the muzzle and some scattered light scratches. Fire blue on trigger and hammer spine remains quite strong and polished sides of hammer remain bright. The fancy diamond checkered grips have recessed Rampant Colt medallions and rate excellent with 97% original finish remaining and with sharp checkering. The grips fit ever-so-slightly over and are likely from another revolver. A fine New Service Target revolver. (16651-78) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Winchester Model 1885 Special Single Shot Rifle Winchester Model 1885 Special Single Shot Rifle

Winchester Model 1885 Special Single Shot Rifle

Lot #161 (Sale Order 161 of 711)

32-40, 30" part round part octagon No. 3 weight barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle is equipped with a replacement factory single set adjustable trigger mounted in a factory un-numbered tang. Since the tang is a replacement there are no assembly numbers to confirm the configuration of the rifle. All components are indeed factory Winchester parts but there is no way to tell if the rifle is in its original configuration. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish with a replacement mainspring base mounted in factory dovetail beneath forendwith a large threaded hole for a palm rest however there is no corresponding hole in the forend. The action retains 85% original color case-hardened finish which has faded some but still shows some strong iridescent blues toward the rear half of action. The checkered pistol grip buttstock and forend are of highly figured walnut (at least 3x) and rate excellent with perhaps a little added light finish on the buttstock. The buttstock features a cheekpiece and is fitted with a Swiss buttplate. The forend and pistolgrip are both the early deluxe rounded types with ebony inserts in each. There is a small gap between the top tang and the stock inlet and when the stock is removed a repair is evident to a split in the stock that looks like it was caught early and seems sound. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, two leaf folding rear and a mid-range Vernier folding tang mounted peepsight. This is a very handsome rifle that has a lovely bore and is chambered for one of most popular target cartridges of its day. This one is begging to go to the range. (16520-392) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1885 Deluxe High Wall Sporting Rifle Winchester Model 1885 Deluxe High Wall Sporting Rifle

Winchester Model 1885 Deluxe High Wall Sporting Rifle

Lot #162 (Sale Order 162 of 711)

serial #65885, 38-55, 30" part round part octagon No. 3 weight barrel with a lightly pitted bore that shows softened but fully visible rifling. This rifle features deluxe checkered walnut stocks, shotgun buttplate, part octagon barrel, single set trigger and standard sporting sights. The barrel retains about 75% evenly thinning original blue finish with perhaps some added cold blue present. The action retains a good deal of faded original color case-hardened finish which is silvery in color and blending with a gray patina particularly on the left side of the action. The checkered pistol grip buttstock and forend are of very nicely figured American black walnut and rate excellent with about 85% original finish remaining. The lower left tang shows an assembly number "1392 XX SBC" and the top inlet of the stock is marked "3471". While the assembly numbers do not match it would seem that the "XX" is the correct grade on the wood and "SB" likely stands for shotgun butt. The steel shotgun buttplate has grooves hand filed horizontally. The rifle is sighted with a standard blade front and buckhorn rear barrel sights. This is a very attractive rifle. (16520-2756) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Special Single Shot Rifle Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Special Single Shot Rifle

Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Special Single Shot Rifle

Lot #163 (Sale Order 163 of 711)

38-55, 30" part round part octagon barrel with matted top flat and a bright excellent bore showing just the slightest frosting just ahead of chamber. This rifle is equipped with a factory single set trigger which was added later as there is no serial number on the tang. The assembly numbers however were restamped on the left side of the lower tang and they read "859 XXXX SPL". The top inlet of the buttstock is also numbered "2859" and the inside of the buttplate "859". The top flat of the barrel is factory matted with the barrel address being within the matting and the caliber marking offset on the left angled flat. Neither the barrel or the action are proofed indicating that this rifle was built prior to 1905. The condition of the rifle is nice with the barrel retaining about 85% evenly thinning original blue finish with some scattered very fine pits present in some areas. The action retains about 95% strong original color case-hardened finish which shows a little scattered light oxidation staining. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock features a factory cheekpiece and Swiss buttplate and is of highly figured American black walnut and rates excellent with lots of original oil finish and perhaps a little added light oil. The forend is equipped with a folding palmrest which is clearly not a factory piece but the checkering is cut around the base. The forend is clearly Winchester, the checkering shows considerable wear and is in the factory style but again, it is cut around this non-factory palm rest. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front, no provision for rear and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. A fine High Wall deluxe single shot rifle. (16651-6) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

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Winchester Model 1885 Special Order High Wall Rifle Winchester Model 1885 Special Order High Wall Rifle

Winchester Model 1885 Special Order High Wall Rifle

Lot #164 (Sale Order 164 of 711)

serial #45410, 25-20, 28" round No. 1 weight barrel with a near very good bore that shows some scattered light pitting. This rifle features special order un-checkered fancy walnut stocks, a Swiss buttplate and a single set trigger. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish with some scattered specks of light surface oxidation present. The action retains about 80% faded original color case-hardened finish with some light oxidation staining present. The set trigger does not always function properly. The stocks are uncheckered and of fancy American black walnut. The stocks rate very good with about 85% original finish remaining with most loss on belly of forend where the wood has turned dark. The rifle is equipped with its original nickel plated brass buttplate which is mostly a pleasing brass patina with perhaps 20% original nickel plate remaining. The rifle is sighted with globe front, standard sporting rear and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. Factory records list the rifle as: Rifle, 25-20, round No. 1 28" barrel, set trigger, fancy stock, mid-range Vernier and windgauge with no level, shipped March 28, 1891. The only thing that differs from the factory records is the front sight which is not a windgauge. A nice honest special order antique High Wall. (16520-2762) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Very Rare 1903 Springfield Takedown Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph Very Rare 1903 Springfield Takedown Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph

Very Rare 1903 Springfield Takedown Magazine Sporting Rifle By Fred Adolph

Lot #165 (Sale Order 165 of 711)

30-06, 25" part octagon part round barrel Krupp steel barrel with full-length integral rib and a bright about excellent bore. The metal surfaces of this fine rifle are now all in-the-white remaining mostly smooth with the barrel showing a very slight scattered spot of tiny pinprick pitting here or there. The rib of the barrel is neatly hand matted and there is light engraving at the junction of barrel and action. The receiver shows some nice quality loose flowing foliate scroll with its front ring very finely, very neatly matted. The bottom metal shows an exceptionally nice depiction of the Diana the Huntress in a woodland scene flanked by two bear cubs, a raven above surveying the scene. The bow of the guard and the front extension show the same loose foliate scroll as the receiver. The rifle is stocked in a nice grade of their English walnut, classic style with a rounded dual beaded left-side cheekpiece. The stock itself rates very good plus to excellent showing only some minor dings and handling marks from the years, there is a light drying crack in the highly figured wood at the left side of the butt at the toe. There are very neatly checkered panels at the pistolgrip, mid-stock and forend, these accented by lovely quarter and half panel floral carvings with light fleur-de-lis accents. The buttstock features a nice bone pistolgrip cap with a swivel stud along the toeline, there is another present on the schnabel forend, and there is a nice grooved steel trap door buttplate with engraved heel and toe giving a length of pull of 13 1/2". The arm takes down by manipulating the lever at the rearmost portion of the forearm which allows the barrel to be unscrewed forward from the receiver. Mr. Petrov, in his book Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, mentions that this rifle was built specifically for Burns Lyman Smith, the son of Lyman Cornelius Smith whose shotgun bears his initials and name. The rifle is discussed further in volume 2 of Mr. Petrov's work, with numerous images of the rifle. The bolt handle, underside of receiver and barrel all exhibit German proofs, proof-dated February 1924. Mr. Petrov attributes the wonderful engraving on the floorplate to Fritz Heimbeck of Suhl. Rifle is sighted with a simple bead front with 3 folding leaf express rear, it would appear as though a later addition is a striker-mounted windage and elevation adjustable Lyman aperture sight. The left side of the action is neatly marked "Fred Adolph Genoa NY" and the rifle is featured on the cover of Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, volume 2 with the floorplate prominently featured in the introductory pages of the work. Adolph's work is lovely and was second to none, he had grandiose ideas for his arms making enterprise which likely would have succeeded famously were it not for the advent of the First World War which essentially cut off his supply of materials from Germany and his access to engravers there; his work is much prized when found today. This is an absolutely stunning example, made for the son of an enterprising industrialist, who would become quite a success in his own right at the helm of his father's companies in later years. (36650-4) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Exceptional Kornbrath Engraved 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin Exceptional Kornbrath Engraved 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Exceptional Kornbrath Engraved 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Lot #166 (Sale Order 166 of 711)

serial #619107, 30-06, 21 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore showing only the lightest amount of frosting nearer the muzzle. The metal surfaces of the barreled action retain about 95-97% original rust blue showing light fading and a scattered minor handling mark here or there with a tiny amount of extremely light pinprick pitting nearer the muzzle. The bottom metal shows slightly more toning to a dark gray blue drifting slightly to brown on the bow of the guard. The bolt body, shroud and striker retain most of their original rust blue with some slight toning on the knob and operational marks on the body; the bolt proper is dual heat treated with slightly swept handle and a small gas relief port. Custom-made by Seymour Griffin himself, this rifle is featured prominently on the cover of Mr. Petrov's work Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century. The floorplate and bottom metal show Mr. Kornbrath's lovely loose foliate scroll with a lovely game scene vignette prominent at the center showing a bull moose amidst a woodland scene; the bow of the guard features intertwined monogrammed initials "CW". The rifle is masterfully stocked classic style three-quarters to the muzzle in a very nice piece of American black walnut. The pistolgrip and forend are nicely checkered with mullered borders and there is a sling swivel along the toeline however no front swivel provision at all. The stock itself rates very good plus with nearly all its original varnish and overall very minor dings and handling marks from the years of use afield. There is a very tiny crack at the rear of the receiver tang, it is tight and barely noticeable. The stock features sharp comb flutes, a schnabel tip, a bone pistolgrip cap and a checkered steel buttplate with trapdoor, also neatly, very lightly engraved by Mr. Kornbrath, showing a 13 1/8" length of pull. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting front ramp with brass bead and a Lyman receiver sight; the face of the ramp very finely matted. Mr. Kornbrath has added some very light accenting engraving along the sides of the ramp with a nice flourish at its rear. Really a lovely early Griffin very nicely showcasing this man's early work, it may be interesting to note that the underside of the bolt handle, side of the striker, underside of barrel, side of the triggerguard (beneath the wood line), underside of follower and underside of the floorplate are all marked "07", likely by Mr. Griffin, in an effort to identify all the parts of this rifle while the arm was in a state of disassembly while being built and engraved etc. (36650-68) {C&R} [Michael Petrov Collection]

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #167 (Sale Order 167 of 711)

serial #24291, 30 WCF, 26" octagon barrel with full length magazine and a bright fine bore. This is a nice second year of manufacture rifle. The barrel and magazine tube retain about 92-95% original blue, loss due to even light fading on the magazine tube and high edges and an occasional handling mark or two. The nosecap shows much original blue lightly toning to brown, the magazine band is flaking to an overall gun metal gray with original blue in protected areas. The receiver retains about 90% original blue toning to gray brown with light silvering along the edges and some minor light scuffs and scratches and the crescent buttplate retains about 80% original blue toning to gray with areas of dull brown. The plain walnut stock and forend rate very good with areas of what looks like a flaking added varnish and light handling marks, the stocks show some lightly worn edges along the tang and the forend has slightly more handling marks and flaking finish. Rifle is equipped with a fixed high post front sight and serrated Rocky Mountain rear sight. Really a nice early, second year Model 1894 rifle. (56886-19) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Carbine Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Carbine

Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Carbine

Lot #168 (Sale Order 168 of 711)

serial #849456, 32 W.S., 20" round barrel and two thirds magazine with an about very good bore having light pinprick pitting and frosting the entire length. The barrel and magazine tube retain about 85% original blue, loss primarily brown toning with some light scratches and there are four small areas faded to dull gray with fine pinprick pitting where the metal came into contact with some type of contaminate. The action has faded to a mottled gray-brown patina with traces of original blue in protected areas along with a few light handling marks and scattered specks of pinprick oxidation. The crescent buttplate is in similar condition matching that of the action with some light pitting and oxidation at the heel. The plain buttstock has been lightly cleaned with a few light blemishes and is a bit shy of the buttplate mainly at the toe and the standard length buttplate rates very good to fine as well with a few light dents and handling marks. This 1919 manufactured carbine is not equipped with a saddle ring and features a Lyman No. 26 style carbine front sight and standard carbine style rear sight. A rather neat special order carbine with a "Eastern" style look. (56837-16) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Takedown Rifle Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Takedown Rifle

Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Takedown Rifle

Lot #169 (Sale Order 169 of 711)

serial #302365, 32 W.S., 26" part round part octagon nickel steel barrel and full-length magazine with an overall very good bore having evident rifling but fine pinprick pitting and oxidation staining the entire length. The barrel and magazine retain about 92-95% evenly thinning original blue toning to brown with a few specks of fine oxidation closest to the muzzle. The receiver retains about 85% original blue fading to pewter gray, majority of loss at the collar, top rear and belly of the frame with a few spots of very fine oxidation staining. The color case-hardened hammer and lever have mellowed slightly showing generous amounts of bright colors particularly on the left side of the lever, the loading gate retains much vibrant fire temper blue. The crescent buttplate is a smooth pewter gray and the forend nose cap is a mottled smoky gray-brown. The plain walnut stock and forend rate excellent with a few light blemishes and have been nicely refinished by Turnbull having a nicely matching blended reddish-brown color under a light gloss varnish finish. Rifle is equipped with a standard front sight and adjustable sporting rear sight. Factory research confirms configuration and lists rifle as being shipped from the warehouse July 21, 1906, also included is a signed Antique & Modern Firearms Inc. appraisal listing the rifle by serial number and stocks having been lightly refinished by Doug Turnbull Inc. A nice looking overall very good plus condition special order takedown rifle. (56863-1) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Rifle Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Rifle

Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Rifle

Lot #170 (Sale Order 170 of 711)

serial #64715, 50 Express, 26" octagon barrel with a very good bright bore with a couple small patches of light pitting present. This is a rare and desirable deluxe 1886 rifle. The lower left tang is marked "487 XX" and the top tang inlet of the stock is stamped with matching "487". This is a completely honest rifle that remains in very nice original condition. The barrel and magazine retain 90% plus evenly thinning original blue finish with the caliber marking reading "50 EX" on top flat just ahead of action. The action retains about 60% faded original color case-hardened finish with some scattered light oxidation staining present. Colors on hammer and lever are quite strong and the bolt retains 95% original blue. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate near excellent with about 80% original finish remaining with most wear on comb where wood is darkening slightly and on belly of forend. A lot of big 50 caliber 1886 rifles are equipped with shotgun buttplates however, this rifle wears its original crescent buttplate. The rifle is sighted with a Rocky Mountain style front sight and three leaf express rear. Factory records confirm the configuration and show a ship date of Fenruary 2, 1892. A nice honest antique deluxe 1886 rifle in the highly desirable 50 Express. (16520-2386) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #171 (Sale Order 171 of 711)

serial #366, 45-70 Govt., 26" octagon barrel with full length magazine and a very good bore showing pitting but still good rifling the entire length. The barrel and magazine bear an overall brown patina with faint edge wear and scattered pinprick pitting and fine oxidation staining. The case-hardened action has muted to a brighter pale gray with traces of brown with scattered oxidation staining and a few light pits and handling marks. The crescent buttplate is a brown-gray with scattered oxidation. The plain walnut stock and forend rate very good with light handling marks from the years and a 1 1/4" chip in the left wrist at the receiver. Rifle is equipped with a fixed front sight and a No. 42 series sporting leaf rear sight. An honest, overall very good, example early first year of manufacture 1886 rifle. (56520-3717) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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