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Auction No. 105 - Session 1

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Auction No. 105 - Session 1

by Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc.
Sat, Mar  28, 2015  10:00 AM   Eastern
This sale by Amoskeag Auction Company features over 1600 lots of rare and historic firearms. View the entire catalog here.
Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1 (Sale Order 1 of 824)

serial #175189, 25-35 WCF, 26” part round, part octagon barrel with button magazine and an excellent bore. This beautiful rifle is in a remarkable state of condition. The barrel, magazine and nosecap retain 95% plus original blue with a few sparse spots of very light surface oxidation near the muzzle and a number of tiny handling marks and light dings. The frame and tangs retain 95% original blue with some toning to pewter along the front edge with some light silvering on the high edges and a small patch of pinprick pitting is present on the front right upper corner. The lever, hammer and crescent buttplate display about 85% original faded case-hardened color with the balance toned to a smoky gray case-hardened patina. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with nearly all the original finish remaining and a few light dings and dents from the years; there is a small drying check at the midpoint of the comb on the left side. Featured are a standard sporting front sight with neatly added bead of solder and a Winchester express, two folding, one standing leaf rear sight with platinum inlaid lines. Included is a factory letter from Cody Firearms Museum cofirming the configuration and stating this rifle was shipped on July 23, 1903. Rarely do you find a Model 1894 rifle of this age in as superb condition as this one; truly investment quality. (157041-1) {C&R}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Marlin Model 1889 Lever Action Rifle Marlin Model 1889 Lever Action Rifle

Marlin Model 1889 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #2 (Sale Order 2 of 824)

serial #84219, 38-40, 24” round barrel with full length magazine and a bright, very good to near excellent bore with some light pitting. The barrel and magazine tube retain 95-97% original blue with a patch or two of dark oxidation staining and some faint scratches and handling marks present; the magazine has begun toning to a deep brown. The frame retains 95% original bright blue with some light handling marks as well. The lever and hammer exhibit about 95% plus faded case-hardened color with the balance toned to mottled pewter; the crescent buttplate shows some strong case-hardened color as well. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good overall with some lightly added finish and some light dings and dents from the years. Featured are a German silver Rocky Mountain style front sight and a buckhorn rear sight. A superb investment grade Model 1889 rifle that would be a fine addition to any Marlin collector’s ensemble. (157046-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Mass Arms Company Maynard Primed Pocket Model Percussion Revolver Mass Arms Company Maynard Primed Pocket Model Percussion Revolver

Mass Arms Company Maynard Primed Pocket Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #3 (Sale Order 3 of 824)

serial #119, .28 Cal, 3” round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and rotating catch retain about 98% original blue with the barrel frame retaining excellent original color case-hardening, the left and right flat on the octagonal section with a very light tool mark. The cylinder is lovely retaining nearly all its original niter blue showing only a couple worn spots where it has lain in a drawer, the etched surface beneath is a light plum brown, the cylinder etchings still crisp. The frame retains about 85% original blue with the engraving crisp left and right, the butt worn to a plum brown, the backstrap graying. The hammer retains excellent original color case-hardening with some strong traces of fire temper blue on the trigger. The smooth walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent with only minor dings and handling marks and wear along their butt edges retaining nearly all their original varnish, they are pencil-numbered to the gun. This example rotates the cylinder automatically when the hammer is cocked and seems to operate very well. All of the numbered parts are matching with the exception of the barrel which is numbered “311”, it appears to have been with the gun for a very long time and matches it perfectly. This is an extremely nice example of a very seldom encountered early pocket revolver. (36889-247) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot #4 (Sale Order 4 of 824)

serial #162643, 38 Colt, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver is in very fine condition with the barrel, ejector rod housing and cylinder retaining about 95% original blue. The grip straps are about 85% with loss on backstrap where finish is thinning and blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The frame retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which has softened slightly but is still very vivid and has a lovely appearance. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent. This revolver is marked with Colt's "VP" proof and a "T" on left side of triggerguard. Factory records will show this as part of a three gun shipment to Townley Metal and Hardware Company in Kansas City on February 22, 1907 (no letter included). (15698-36) {C&R}

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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A.H. Fox Special Order Ae Double Ejectorgun A.H. Fox Special Order Ae Double Ejectorgun

A.H. Fox Special Order Ae Double Ejectorgun

Lot #5 (Sale Order 5 of 824)

serial #30357, 12 ga., 32" barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. This is an extremely fine Fox. The gun features a special order barrel length and ejectors and it remains in spectacular condition. The barrels retain 99% deep original blue finish with just a few tiny very light scratches. The action retains about 95% original color case-hardened finish which remains vivid with just a little thinning on the belly. The engraving remains very sharp as do all markings. The checkered walnut round knob pistolgrip buttstock and splinter forend rate excellent plus with 99% original finish remaining and with sharp checkering. The gun has nice dimensions with a 14 1/4" length of pull over the original grooved hard rubber buttplate and has drops of 1 1/2" and 2 1/2". The gun comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment on July 22, 1924 to California Hardware Co. It would be virtually impossible to find a cleaner Fox AE double gun. Investment quality. (17034-1) {C&R}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Colt Diamondback Double Action Revolver Colt Diamondback Double Action Revolver

Colt Diamondback Double Action Revolver

Lot #6 (Sale Order 6 of 824)

serial #S61133, 22 LR, 4” full lug ventilated rib barrel with an excellent bore. This handsome revolver retains about 99% original factory blue finish with a faint turn ring present on the cylinder. The un-numbered checkered factory walnut target stocks with gold Colt medallions are in near excellent condition with a few miniscule handling marks on the butt. The gun includes an original factory Styrofoam insert box. The original factory hang tag is still on the revolver. This beautiful revolver appears to be unfired and is sure to delight any collector. (86520-4329) [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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Colt Python Double Action Revolver Colt Python Double Action Revolver

Colt Python Double Action Revolver

Lot #7 (Sale Order 7 of 824)

serial #E16278, 357 Magnum, 4” full lug ventilated rib barrel with an excellent bore. This 1970 issue revolver retains about 99% original royal blue finish with a faint turn ring on the cylinder the only blemish seen. The un-numbered checkered factory walnut target stocks with gold Colt medallions are in excellent condition. Included with this fine revolver is an original factory Styrofoam insert wood grain box that is correctly end labeled and numbered to the gun and a manual is also provided. A sticker on the box states “Colt Python 1970 – Issue”. This beautiful revolver has plenty of condition and has seen very little use during its life span. Its acquisition would be a prize for any Colt collector or shooter. (86520-4205) [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 2500

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Colt Woodsman Match Target Semi-Auto Pistol Colt Woodsman Match Target Semi-Auto Pistol

Colt Woodsman Match Target Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot #8 (Sale Order 8 of 824)

serial #MT5401, 22 LR, 6 5/8” barrel with an excellent bore. A truly fine example of a Match Target, this 1939 era gun retains about 97% original blue finish with the only detractors consisting of limited but faint high edge wear, scattered scratches and a few small oxidation blemishes. The checkered walnut “elephant ear” stocks with silver Colt medallions are in outstanding condition. A correctly marked two tone magazine with light wear is included. If you are looking for a Match Target with strong condition to upgrade or fill a void in your collection, this gun is worthy of your consideration. (87076-D30263) {C&R}

Estimate: 2000 - 2500

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Frank Wesson No. 2 Deluxe Sporting & Gallery Rifle Frank Wesson No. 2 Deluxe Sporting & Gallery Rifle

Frank Wesson No. 2 Deluxe Sporting & Gallery Rifle

Lot #9 (Sale Order 9 of 824)

serial #7789, 38 RF or CF, 28" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore and an unusual and neat 16 sided section at transition. This is a lovely Wesson rifle. The barrel retains about 95% original blue finish overall with loss due to even thinning. The frame retains about 80 - 85% original nickel plated finish which has dulled slightly and blends nicely with the smooth gray patina where finish is missing. The hammer retains a good deal of original color case-hardened finish and has an adjustable striker for aligning with either the rimfire or centerfire firing pins. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock is of highly figured American black walnut and rates excellent with 97% original finish remaining and with strong checkering. The rifle is fitted with its original nickel plated crescent buttplate which retains about 40% of its original finish and with areas of loss blending nicely with a smooth gray patina showing. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front, standard sporting rear and original Wesson Vernier tang mounted folding peepsight. These Sporting and Gallery rifles are quite rare, this one has the addition of fancy wood and the nice treatment at the barrel transition making it even more unusual. An extremely handsome and very rare deluxe pistolgrip Wesson two-trigger rifle. (16651-39) {ANTIQUE} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Savage Model 1899 Factory Engraved A-2 Special Rifle Savage Model 1899 Factory Engraved A-2 Special Rifle

Savage Model 1899 Factory Engraved A-2 Special Rifle

Lot #10 (Sale Order 10 of 824)

serial #70.313, 303 Savage, 26" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle is factory engraved in a simple floral and grape-leaf pattern on either side of action. The front of the action ring also has a simple geometric pattern engraved along its circumference. The condition of this rifle is fabulous and both the buttstock and forearm are properly numbered to the rifle, however, the buttplate is a later serrated steel variation with "SVG" monogram which didn't appear until the late 1920's. The barrel retains 98% strong original blue finish overall. The action shows crisp clean engraving and also retains 98% plus bright original blue finish. The lever retains strong original color case-hardened finish. The checkered straight grip buttstock and schnabel tipped forend rate excellent with 97% original vanish remaining with just a few scattered light handling marks and with sharp crisp checkering. The rifle is sighted with a German silver blade Rocky Mountain front and a standard open sporting rear. This is a extremely fine, high condtion factory engraved Savage 1899 rifle. Investment quality. (17022-29) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3500 - 5500

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Winchester Model 90 Slide Action Rifle Winchester Model 90 Slide Action Rifle

Winchester Model 90 Slide Action Rifle

Lot #11 (Sale Order 11 of 824)

serial #679753, 24” octagon barrel with bright excellent bore. The barrel retains 99% original blue having a few light scattered faint scratches and some light edge wear. The frame exhibits 98% plus original blue showing a small scratch on the left side and flaking on the top from operational use. The straight grip stock and grooved forend rate excellent having just a few light handling marks over a strong factory varnish. The crescent buttplate shows some finish loss on the high edges but retains 98% blue. The gun features a blade front sight and a screw adjustable rear sight. A superb late Model 90 manufactured in 1925. (176886-18) {C&R}

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Cased Manhattan Series Iv Navy Type Revolver Cased Manhattan Series Iv Navy Type Revolver

Cased Manhattan Series Iv Navy Type Revolver

Lot #12 (Sale Order 12 of 824)

serial #65732, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a fine and high condition Manhattan but the barrel is numbered "60212", however, the condition of the barrel matches perfectly and this revolver appears to have been in this configuration since the period of use. The barrel with two-line Newark address retains about 70% bright original blue finish with most loss due to flaking and with areas of exposed metal bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder shows vivid scene and has flaked to a smooth and even gray brown patina. The frame and loading lever retain about 70% mottled original color case-hardened finish. The brass gripstraps retain 97% nicely tarnished original silver plated finish while the original one-piece walnut grip rates excellent with a little old added light finish and a few light handling marks. The revolver comes in a lovely English style oak case with round brass escutcheon in center of lid. The exterior of the case appears have been lightly refinished long ago while the red baize lined interior is all original and has faded to a beautiful light pink color with dividers mostly sound, two are loose but could be easily repaired. The accessories include a nice plain flask which retains a good deal of original lacquer, an original Manhattan two cavity mould, ebony handled turnscrew, a tin of caps, some cast bullets and a reproduction box of skin cartridges. A nice, high condition cased Manhattan that has lots of eye appeal. (16655-35) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Cased Manhattan Series I Navy Type Revolver Cased Manhattan Series I Navy Type Revolver

Cased Manhattan Series I Navy Type Revolver

Lot #13 (Sale Order 13 of 824)

serial #4107 all matching including wedge, .36 caliber, 4" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver wears British proofs and remains in very nice original condition. The barrel retains about 50% bright original blue finish with loss mostly due to flaking and with areas of loss bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder has flaked to a smooth even gray brown patina. The frame and loading lever retain about 75% mottled original color case-hardened finish which remains quite strong just not showing a lot of contast. The gripstraps retain 90% original silver plated finish which is thinning on the backstrap but has a lovely appearance with a nice mellow tarnish present. The one piece walnut grips rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The revolver comes in an Engilsh style oak casing with brass shield shaped escutcheon on the top lid. The interior is lined in green baize with many partitioned compartments which hold a small bag shaped flask, Manhattan marked two-cavity mould, tin of caps and an "L" shaped combination tool. The condition of the case is very good to excellent. An attractive cased Manhattan with nice condition. (16655-6) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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

Tipping & Lawden Cased Model 1A Pepperbox

Lot #14 (Sale Order 14 of 824)

serial #1644, 22 RF, 2 5/8" four barrel cluster with good lightly pitted bores. This pistol is engraved along the top flute of the barrels "E.M. REILLY & CO. OXFORD ST. LONDON" and interestingly the "Tipping & Lawden" name is overstruck in a herringbone pattern with the lower half of the marking "SHARPS' PATENT" remaining legible and unaltered. The condition is very nice with the barrels retaining 95% strong original blue finish. The frame retains 95% original silver-plated finish which is just lightly tarnished and shows a little minor bubbling in a couple areas. The foliate gutta percha grips rate excellent with no chips. The pistol comes in an original mahogany case with burl lid and is the variation with two triangular covered interior compartments (one lid is missing) and blue baize lining. The case rates excellent with about 90% original finish overall, intact lining and accessories include a steel wiper and key. One edge of the lid may be an old replacement. A great little Tipping & Lawden pepperbox with interesting retailer and maker marking. (16229-339) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Strong Firearms Co Salute Cannon Strong Firearms Co Salute Cannon

Strong Firearms Co Salute Cannon

Lot #15 (Sale Order 15 of 824)

10 Ga., 11 1/2” barrel with a lightly oxidized bore. The barrel itself is a tarnished ochre patina with a few dings here and there, most notably at the breech, but with the makers marking still mostly present; the cascabel too with minor impact marks. All of the brass hardware is intact and is the same dull ochre patina, the elevation screw is iron. The mahogany carriage rates very good to fine showing an old revarnish many years ago, now nicely oxidized with some minor dings and handling marks, the rear showing a couple scuffs. This early example features a right-side lever which withdraws, freeing the breech to withdraw straight back and pivot left for loading. The shell extractor is missing from the left side of the breechblock but a replacement should be easy to fashion. Once closed, these early cannon used a trip-hammer style of ignition, rather than the later spring-loaded striker normally seen. The breech does have a slight bit of play but overall the mechanism seems as though it would function fine. The lanyard passes from the bottom of the pivot through an eyelet on the rear of the bottom stretcher. Overall a very nice, still very usable, early Strong cannon. (37025-10)

Estimate: 2000 - 2500

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Smith & Wesson Model 29 Double Action Revolver Smith & Wesson Model 29 Double Action Revolver

Smith & Wesson Model 29 Double Action Revolver

Lot #16 (Sale Order 16 of 824)

serial #S199395, 44 Magnum, 4” pinned heavy barrel with an excellent bore. This 1959 made revolver still retains about 98% original blue finish with some selected areas of high edge wear and a turn ring on the recessed cylinder. This well preserved revolver retains bold case-hardened colors on the target trigger and target hammer. The diamond checkered walnut target grips with silver S&W medallions are in near excellent condition with a few light dents and scratches. This four screw gun has a red ramp front sight and white outline micro adjustable rear sight. The revolver includes a fitted wood presentation case that is in very good condition with scattered light dents and scratches on the wood surfaces. The interior flocking remains near excellent with light storage wear. The presentation case houses a cleaning rod with brush, bore mop and S&W screwdriver. This is a very nice example of an early Model 29 that was well greased for protection before storage. (86520-4035) {C&R} [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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Colt New Service Revolver Colt New Service Revolver

Colt New Service Revolver

Lot #17 (Sale Order 17 of 824)

serial #327196, 45 Colt, 5 1/2” barrel with an excellent bore. This revolver still retains about 95% original blue finish with light even high edge wear, silvering at the muzzle and scattered light oxidation blemishing on the right side of the barrel and one chamber area of the cylinder along with the usual cylinder turn ring. The checkered hard rubber grips are correctly scratch-numbered to the gun and remain in very good to excellent condition. The left panel has a small ding at the base but the rest of the surfaces are excellent. Timing and lock up on this commercial New Service remain as tight as the day it left the Colt in 1928. (86520-4471) {C&R} [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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

Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum 1950 Model Hand Ejector Revolver

Lot #18 (Sale Order 18 of 824)

serial #S151185, 357 Magnum, 3 1/2” pinned barrel with an excellent bore. This mid 50’s, pre model 27 revolver retains about 97% original blue finish with some slight silvering at the muzzle, light pits at the front sight / rib juncture, scattered light scratches and a light turn ring on the cylinder. The Magna trigger and standard hammer retain robust case-hardened colors. The diamond checkered walnut factory grips are in near excellent condition with light handling marks. The revolver is equipped with Baughman ramp front sight and black blade micro adjustable rear sight. All appropriate parts including the grips are correctly numbered to the gun. This is a fine condition five screw revolver that has seen only minimal use. (86520-4464) {C&R} [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1400 - 1800

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U.S. Model 1909 Revolver By Colt U.S. Model 1909 Revolver By Colt

U.S. Model 1909 Revolver By Colt

Lot #19 (Sale Order 19 of 824)

serial #48177, 45 Colt, 5 1/2” barrel with a solitary oxidation blemish in the bore. Overall, this 1911 made revolver retains about 90% original blue finish with the backstrap thinning to silver, high edge wear, holster wear on the cylinder along with scattered light scratches on the metal surfaces. The trigger and back surfaces of the hammer retain strong Nitre blue finish. The face of the trigger is worn to silver and the in-the-white sides of the hammer have light staining. The unmarked aftermarket Rosewood stocks are made to resemble the original utilizing more pronounced brass escutcheons but they are in excellent condition. Major Walther G. Penfield’s crisp inspection mark is on the right side of the frame and sub inspector Rinaldo A. Carr’s initials are on the frame, barrel and cylinder. Timing and lock up are as good as the day it left Colt. This particular gun has the take down hole in the knurled ejector rod head and the lanyard swivel is present. All but a handful of model 1909’s were sent straight to the Philippines where the harsh climate and rough use were not kind to them. Compared to its brethren this exquisite revolver is in excellent condition and a rare find for the collector. (86520-4476) {C&R} [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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Fabulous Marlin Ballard No. 5 Pacific Rifle Fabulous Marlin Ballard No. 5 Pacific Rifle

Fabulous Marlin Ballard No. 5 Pacific Rifle

Lot #20 (Sale Order 20 of 824)

serial #1100, 44-77, 28" octagon barrel with a bright minty bore. This is an absolutely top shelf Ballard Pacific rifle. The barrel retains 95% rich original blue finish with most loss due to light silvering on the high edges. The action retains 90% original color case-hardened finish which has softened and has a wonderful honest appearance. The rifle features original adjustable double set triggers and ring lever. The walnut buttstock shows nice figure near the buttplate and rates excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The forend is in similar condition with only the lightest carry wear, the original crescent steel buttplate retains 85% faded original color case-hardened finish. The original hickory wiping rod is present beneath the barrel mounted in factory ferrules. The rifle is sighted with a German silver blade Rocky Mountain front and standard sporting open rear sights. While the breechblock protrudes slightly from the bottom of the action, it is indeed original and is numbered to the rifle as is the extractor. The rifle comes with bullet mould blocks, some cast projectiles and brass cartridge cases. These Pacific rifles were working guns and saw lots of use on the American plains during the last quarter of the 19th century. This rifle remains in remarkable, all original, untouched condition. It would be very difficult to upgrade this rifle, clearly one of the finest Pacific Ballards extant. An investment quality rifle worthy of the finest collection of American single shot rifles. (17064-4) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 7000 - 9000

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Fine Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle Fine Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Fine Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot #21 (Sale Order 21 of 824)

serial #132393, 405 WCF, 26" tapered round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is an extremely handsome High Wall rifle which has been custom barreled and stocked in British style. The barrel features a banded ramp hooded front sight and three leaf express rear sight mounted on raised ramp. The lever has been nicely customized and the rifle is stocked in a wonderful grade of English walnut. The stock features a steel gripcap and solid red rubber recoil pad while the forend is beautifully tipped in ebony. The rifle is equipped with sling studs mounted in toeline of stock and neatly soldered to bottom of barrel ahead of forearm. Metal surfaces of rifle retain 99% wonderful quality rust blue finish. The stocks are flawlessly checkered in a moderately coarse pattern and rate excellent plus with 98% original oil finish remaining. While the rifle is unsigned, Mr. Benenson's notes state that the rifle was built by Bill Ferguson of Oregon around 2002. An extremely fine and classy rifle that would make an absolutely wonderful North American big game hunting gun. (17022-138) [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Winchester Model 1885 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Low Wall Rifle Winchester Model 1885 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Low Wall Rifle

Winchester Model 1885 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Low Wall Rifle

Lot #22 (Sale Order 22 of 824)

serial #113335, 25-20 S.S., 28" round No. 1 weight barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle has special order features including checkered pistolgrip stock, checkered steel hard rubber buttplate, takedown and special sights. In addition to all of these features the rifle has condition. The metal surfaces of rifle retain about 97% original blue finish overall with a little very light flaking on the takedown collar. The lever and hammer show strong original color case-hardened finish. The checkered hard rubber capped pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and showing strong checkering and just a few light handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a globe target front, standard sporting rear and a windage adjustable folding tang mounted peepsight. The lower left tang shows assembly number "1358" while the end grain of the buttstock and the buttplate are numbered "304". With that being said, there is no factory record for this rifle, it is a late gun, the stocks fit beautifully and we feel that this rifle has been in this configuration all along, possibly being some kind of employee assembled rifle. A handsome Low Wall with cool features. (16651-41) {C&R} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Custom Alexander Martin Steyr Model 1892?Magazine Sporting Rifle Custom Alexander Martin Steyr Model 1892?Magazine Sporting Rifle

Custom Alexander Martin Steyr Model 1892?Magazine Sporting Rifle

Lot #23 (Sale Order 23 of 824)

serial #6348 (Alx. Martin#7575), 375 Express 2 1/2”, 27” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barreled action retains about 97% maker blue with the barrel toning to plum. The races in the receiver are a pewter patina with some very light oxidation staining. The bolt body retains very good original blue with the knob toning to brown while the bottom metal retains 65% original blue with front and rear fading to plum. The English walnut stock is classic style and rates very good plus with the expected minor handling marks and dings from the years; there is an unobtrusive repair to an old chip just to the rear of the tang. There is a nice accenting horn pistolgrip cap and forend tip with nice checkered wrap-around patterns at grip and forend, the edges softening a little. The length of pull to the smooth steel buttplate is 14 5/8” and the arm is equipped with quick detachable sling swivel eyelets. The rifle is sighted with a small silver bead atop a sporting ramp front with a nice two-leaf express rear sight with silver index lines. The arm was drilled and tapped for a set of quick-detach scope rings which support a Germanic looking telescopic sight which has been neatly engraved with the riflemakers name “Alexr Martin, Glasgow & Aberdeen/Incorporated With/Alexr Henry & Co. Edinburgh”; the top of the barrel as well is maker engraved in an identical fashion. The scope is fading to plum showing some very light surface oxidation with flaking enamel on the ocular lense, the optics are very good and the reticle is post and crosshair. The rifle comes cased in what is likely its original leather luggage case with makers label and leather carry tube for scope. The case rates very good with the expected scuffing and handling marks from the years. The carry handle has come detached. Included with the arm are two boxes of unprimed virgin brass. Really a super antique arm from a time when telescopic sporting sights were in their infancy, suitable for most all North American big game and all plains species in Africa. (36520-1158){ANTIQUE}[Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Lot #24 (Sale Order 24 of 824)

serial #1458, 25-35 Win, 21” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 85% original blue, the loss is mainly fading and toning to pewter on the high edges and contact points. The bolt body and receiver races are still mostly bright, the right side race with remnants of its G&H jewelling. The classic-style English walnut stock rates about excellent with sparse dings and handling marks. It features a Whelen-style rounded left-side cheekpiece with shadowline, wrap-around checkering with mullered borders at both grip and forearm, horn forend tip, G&H sling swivel studs and an engraved checkered steel trapdoor buttplate for a 13 1/2” length of pull. The trigger is neatly checkered and the bolt handle has been gracefully low-swept and its knob neatly up-turned for quick grasping. The knob was neatly checkered and engraved, as was the grip cap and triggerguard bow, these in neat scroll and acanthus leaf by Jos. Fugger. The arm is sighted with a G&H banded sporting front sight with hood and brass bead sight as well as a Redfield rear receiver sight. Additionally, the left side of the receiver shows two neatly drilled and tapped holes which no doubt once supported a telescopic sight base, now with fillers; the safety is a low-scope Buehler offering, no doubt fitted when the scope mounting was done. The top of the barrel is “Griffin & Howe Inc. New York” engraved, as-is the caliber, there is no G&H number present. While unsubstantiated, Mr. Benenson’s notes reference an early 80’s conversation between its previous owner and Mr. John Realmuto of G&H, in which the latter fellow indicated it was Seymour Griffin’s deer rifle. Further diligent research may prove or disprove this statement, although the 1933 G&H “used gun catalog” lists the arm by serial number and states: “…gun left on our hands by customer and never fired.”; perhaps after remaining unsold, ole Seymour picked it up himself. Nonetheless, Griffins or not, this is a super G&H Krag sporting rifle conversion with lovely Fugger engraving that likely shoots as good as it looks. (37022-25){ANTIQUE}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Fabulous German Doppelbuchsdrilling By A.F.W. Timner On Scalloped Boxlock Clamshell Action Fabulous German Doppelbuchsdrilling By A.F.W. Timner On Scalloped Boxlock Clamshell Action

Fabulous German Doppelbuchsdrilling By A.F.W. Timner On Scalloped Boxlock Clamshell Action

Lot #25 (Sale Order 25 of 824)

serial #4360, 9.3x74R double rifle over 20 bore - all three bores are bright and excellent. This is a truly fabulous gun. The action is extremely strong featuring double underlugs, a Greener crossbolt and clamshell lugs. The gun features cocking indicators, sliding barrel selector on top tang, Greener side safety, both triggers are adjustable sets and there is a four cartridge compartment in the top comb. The action is engraved with tight scroll and game scenes depicting a bugling Red deer on left side, auerhahn on bottom and two roebuck on right side, the triggerguard bow shows a portrait of a roebuck and the hinged cartridge compartment shows a wild boar. The top of the barrel rib is engraved "A.F.W. TIMNER COBLENZ". The condition of the gun is wonderful with barrels retaining 98% original blue with double gold bands at the breech. The action retains about 95% original color case-hardened finish while the triggerguard and cartridge trap show a little more fading but still have lots of color showing. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with sharp checkering. The pistolgrip is quite sharp and long and the cheeks of the stock show lovely dropper points while the cheekpiece is long and graceful with a sharp upswept rear. The stock features an engraved steel pistolgrip cap and the buttplate is an engraved toe and heel style with finely checkered panel at the center. The gun features original sling swivels and is sighted with a beaded blade front with single standing and single folding rear sights. The interesting double rifle over shotgun configuration along with all of the bells and whistles in conjunction with the superb craftsmanship and condition, make this a truly special German drilling. Don't miss this opportunity to add this wonderful drilling to your collection. (17022-139) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 6000 - 8000

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Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver

Lot #26 (Sale Order 26 of 824)

serial #37722, .36 cal, 6 1/2” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel on this stunning revolver retains about 50% original blue which is quite bright in spots, toning to a very nice plum brown in the areas of loss. The loading lever with strong case colors at its root. The cylinder retains a similar amount of blue, perhaps a tad more and there are the remnants of cylinder rest pins at its rear. The frame shows a strong 98% vibrant case colors as does the hammer. The guard and backstrap retain nearly all their original silver plate which is beginning to show some nice tarnish. The grip rates very good plus to about excellent with nearly all its original varnish showing a few dings and wear along the sharp edges at the butt; it is pencil-numbered to the gun. A few of the screw slots show some minor damage but all the numbers are matching including the wedge and the gun is tight mechanically. Really a super example that looks like it should be in a casing. (37080-1){ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Webley & Scott Mark Iv Engraved And Gold Plated Revolver Webley & Scott Mark Iv Engraved And Gold Plated Revolver

Webley & Scott Mark Iv Engraved And Gold Plated Revolver

Lot #27 (Sale Order 27 of 824)

serial #A98093, 32 Long, 3” ribbed barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely revolver retain about 98% original gold plate with very light wear on some of the leading and sharper edges, chiefly the leading edge of butt. The arm is overall engraved in nice English scroll and retains the typical maker’s markings in their appropriate spots. The smooth genuine mother-of-pearl grips rate excellent. This example is fitted with a factory safety lever at the rear of the frame behind the hammer. The lock-up is tight and the mechanism seems to function well. The revolver rides in an English oak case which rates very good with a blue interior lining, brass wiping rod and 12-place cartridge block. Really a very nicely done and very attractive Webley & Scott revolver, perhaps the nicest we’ve seen. (37022-165){C&R}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Starr Arms Model 1858 Navy Revolver Starr Arms Model 1858 Navy Revolver

Starr Arms Model 1858 Navy Revolver

Lot #28 (Sale Order 28 of 824)

serial #10316, 36 cal., 6” barrel with a very good lightly oxidized bore. The barrel and frame retain 60% original blue finish showing light pitting and impact marks with the balance toning to a mottled brown. The cylinder is primarily a pleasing smooth dull gray patina with traces of original blue and a turn ring is present. The hammer retains about 40% of its original case colors with the balance toning to a dark gray. The smooth walnut one-piece grip rates very good plus showing only some added finish that is un-cleaned retaining the minor dings and dents beneath and good inspector cartouches both left and right. The grip frame, cylinder and grips are all numbered alike. A very good example overall of these neat large frame double action revolvers. (176889-185) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Rare North Amercian Arms Company 1911 Pistol Rare North Amercian Arms Company 1911 Pistol

Rare North Amercian Arms Company 1911 Pistol

Lot #29 (Sale Order 29 of 824)

serial #88, 45 ACP, 5" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is an absolutely all original and completely honest example of these rare and highly desirable 1911 pistols. The pistol bears proper slide marking and has matching serial number "88" on left side of slide just behind serrations, on left side of trigger and on left side of frame beneath grip panel. The original hammer has a smooth wide spur and the mainspring housing was made without a lanyard loop. The condition of the pistol is quite nice. The metal surfaces of pistol retain 70% original blue finish overall with nearly all of the loss being due to flaking, primarily on the right side of the slide where the exposed metal has taken on a pleasing even and smooth gray brown patina. The diamond checkered walnut grips rate excellent with strong checkering and lots of original finish. This pistol was previously owned by Lloyd C. Greene of Chelmsford, Massachusetts who was an ordnance officer in WWII. Mr. Greene purchased the pistol from the daughter of "Colonel Albee" and copies of his correspondence beginning in 1995, outlining how he came to own the gun and asking for information from Colt and from the Connecticut State Library as to the full name of "Colonel Albee" are included with the pistol. Colonel Orton Wheelock Albee was the U.S. Ordnance officer and inspection manager for all of Canada, overseeing the inspection and supply of over 300 munitions plants. He died at his home in Marlboro, Massachusetts after an operation in 1919 at the young age of 46. An untouched and completely honest example of these highly sought after WWI pistols. Investment quality. (17019-1) {C&R}

Estimate: 25000 - 35000

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Manhattan Firearms Pocket Model Percussion Revolver Manhattan Firearms Pocket Model Percussion Revolver

Manhattan Firearms Pocket Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #30 (Sale Order 30 of 824)

serial #14676, 36 Cal, 4” octagon barrel with a very good lightly pitted bore. The barrel retains 65-75% original blue finish with areas of loss showing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The five-shot, 10 stop cylinder retains about 20% of its original blue with the balance flaking to a pewter gray and brown patina; virtually the entire cylinder scene remaining crisp and clear. The hammer shows some light traces of original case colors but is toning to smooth gray patina. The frame is primarily a smoke gray, but shows a small amount of its original case colors on the left side; there are a few small pits on the lower right corner. The backstrap and triggerguard are primarily a tarnished goldenrod patina showing areas of freckled brown spots and a few light spots of its original sliver plated finish. The one-piece walnut grip rates excellent showing light dings and handling marks and wear along the sharp edge of the butt. The gun functions very good mechanically and is tight; all of the numbers are matching including the wedge. A very nice crisp pocket model Manhattan. (176229-79) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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

Marlin Ballard No. 2 Sporting Rifle

Lot #31 (Sale Order 31 of 824)

serial #19983, 32-20, 28" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle has been expertly rebarreled by John Wills of Anchorage, Alaska and is so marked on bottom flat beneath forend. The barrel has been properly numbered to the rifle and is of the exact shape and form of the original Ballard barrel. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish overall while the action retains about 70% original faded color case-hardened finish blending with a pleasing smooth gray brown patina in areas of loss. The original plain walnut buttstock and forend are both properly numbered and remain in about excellent condition. The crescent buttplate retains 95% reapplied color case-hardened finish and is numbered to a different rifle. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, no rear seat and a mid-range adjustable tang mounted folding peepsight. This should make a fine and fun shooter. (16651-37) {ANTIQUE} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Marlin Ballard Special Order No. 2 Deluxe Sporting Rifle Marlin Ballard Special Order No. 2 Deluxe Sporting Rifle

Marlin Ballard Special Order No. 2 Deluxe Sporting Rifle

Lot #32 (Sale Order 32 of 824)

serial #3214 (all matching), 32 Long RF, 28" part round part octagon barrel with an about very good bore. This rifle features a special order checkered pistolgrip stock of finely figured English walnut with triangular horn inlay in base of pistolgrip as well as a horn forend cap. The rifle is configured in almost all respects as a 4 1/2 Mid Range with the exception of the barrel. The rifle features a standard single trigger and full loop lever. The barrel retains a mostly even brown patina overall with some silvering on the high edges, a couple light bruises and silvering where the rear sight elevator was once located. The action is also an even gray brown patina with some small areas of pitting on the right side. The stocks rate very good plus with perhaps a little light added oil finish present. The buttstock is equipped with its original checkered horn shotgun buttplate which remains in excellent condition. The rifle is sighted with a Beach combination front, a blank in rear slot and a mid-range adjustable folding tang mounted peepsight. An unusual special order deluxe Ballard sporting rifle. (16651-30) {ANTIQUE} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Griffin & Howe Custom Winchester High Wall Single Shot Rifle Griffin & Howe Custom Winchester High Wall Single Shot Rifle

Griffin & Howe Custom Winchester High Wall Single Shot Rifle

Lot #33 (Sale Order 33 of 824)

serial #1052 (G&H), 250-3000, 26" round barrel with an excellent bore. This rifle is engraved on the top of its barrel "No. 1052 GRIFFIN & HOWE, INC. NEW YORK" and in the left side of action with what we presume is the name of the person that ordered the rifle "A.B. COULTERS". The modifications to this rifle, in addition to the stocking and barreling, is a rimless extractor which appears to actually be an ejector as there is a spring loaded plunger mounted on the left side of the action which appears to be function as an accelerator for the extractor causing the empty shell to eject. Additionally the lower tang has been lengthened and squared off where it meets the grip cap with no Winchester serial number present. The beavertail forend is affixed by a single sling stud which screws into a barrel collar. The metal surfaces of the rifle retain 98% Griffin & Howe applied blue finish. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are typical Griffin & Howe style with a bold iron capped pistolgrip, a checkered steel shotgun buttplate and a horn forend tip. The stocks rate excellent with 97% original oil finish remaining with crisp checkering. The breech of the barrel is equipped with a single Griffin & Howe top mount quick detachable base and there are no open sights present. Mark Benenson comments in his notes that Griffin & Howe custom High Walls are quite scarce, this being chambered in a rimless cartridge with rimless ejector conversion may be unique. A wonderful custom High Wall. (17022-1) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3500 - 5500

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Griffin & Howe Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle Griffin & Howe Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Griffin & Howe Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot #34 (Sale Order 34 of 824)

30-40 Krag, 22 1/2" tapered round barrel with a very good plus to excellent bore. The top of the barrel is engraved "GRIFFIN & HOWE, INC. NEW YORK" and the left side of the barrel "30-40 KRAG.". The barrel features an integral raised dovetail for rear sight which is currently vacant along with a banded ramp front sight. The action has been finely stippled on the top round ahead of breechblock and a peepsight has been added in a thin dovetail which is stippled to match. The lever has been neatly altered to a full loop with the lower tang being nicely bent to a sharper contoured pistolgrip. The rifle is stocked in English walnut in typical Griffin & Howe style having a horn tipped beavertail forend, a steel capped pistolgrip, a finely checkered steel Niedner style buttplate with trapdoor. The stock features nicely carved flutes at the nose of the comb and was made without a cheekpiece. The barrel retains 90% evenly thinning original blue and the action retains about 90% original Winchester blue. The stocks rate excellent with 95% original hand rubbed oil finish with strong checkering. A neat Griffin & Howe custom High Wall sporting rifle. (17022-18) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Superb Custom Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle Superb Custom Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle

Superb Custom Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle

Lot #35 (Sale Order 35 of 824)

serial #17750, 25 CF (likely 250-3000), 26" tapered round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features wonderfully executed custom stocks of highly figured walnut, a fully engraved action and a barrel marked only on the underside "C.E. DURHAM GUNSMITH". Durham was a gunsmith from Aurora, Colorado, we aren’t certain if he simply barreled this rifle or was responsible for the stocks and engraving as well. The action features full coverage scroll engraving with geometric patterns in some areas on top and bottom and is finished in a lovely French gray. The barrel is unembellished and marked only as previously noted. The stocks are of exhibition quality walnut and are superbly crafted with a shadowline cheekpiece, finely executed chinstrap, perfectly cut checkering on wrist and forend, a beautiful rosewood (or possibly ebony) forend tip & gripcap and finely checkered and perfectly fit Niedner style checkered steel buttplate. The condition of the rifle is wonderful with the barrel retaining 98% original blue finish and the action retains all of its French gray finish. The stocks retain 99% of their original hand rubbed oil finish. The rifle is sighted simply with a Leupold scope which appears to be about 8 power. A truly top shelf custom Sharps Borchardt rifle. (17022-8) {ANTIQUE} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 6000 - 8000

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Luft Brothers Custom Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle Luft Brothers Custom Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle

Luft Brothers Custom Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle

Lot #36 (Sale Order 36 of 824)

serial #16042, 280 Rem., 25 1/2" octagon barrel with matted rib and a bright excellent bore. This is a handsome and heavily customized rifle. The action has been converted to a top tang safety, the lever was either changed or heavily reshaped and now is an open style which follows the profile of the pistolgrip. Because this lever is now open a triggerguard has been neatly added to the bottom of action and a lovely horn extension has been fitted to the inside rear of the lever from the triggerguard back. The rear of the action has been relieved on each side and the stock neatly inlet into the recesses. The barrel is of lightweight with matted rib, scope bases on integral raised bridges with a blade front sight mounted in integral ramp. The metal surfaces of the rifle retain 98% maker applied blue finish with a couple scratches on the left side of action. The original factory markings on the left side of action remain fully legible although slightly light. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of nicely figured walnut with sharp beautifully cut checkering and nicely formed flared shadowline cheekpiece. The stocks rate excellent with 98% original oil finish remaining and with crisp checkering. The buttstock is fitted with a solid brown rubber Presentation recoil pad. The rifle is sighted with a Kollmorgen Bearcub 4X scope on Bill Tilden custom rings and mounts. A lovely highly customized Sharps Borchardt rifle. (17022-31) {ANTIQUE} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Luft Brothers Custom Stevens Ideal 44 1/2 Rifle Luft Brothers Custom Stevens Ideal 44 1/2 Rifle

Luft Brothers Custom Stevens Ideal 44 1/2 Rifle

Lot #37 (Sale Order 37 of 824)

serial #5595, 222 Rem, 25 1/2" tapered octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore, full rib and integral scope bases. The bottom of the barrel is initialed and dated "HCL 11 65" and also marked "GRD 14". In addition to the custom barrel the rifle features lovely custom French walnut stocks and is fitted with a nicely made custom lever. Metal surfaces of rifle retain 99% Luft applied superb quality blue finish. The stocks feature a checkered pistolgrip, monte carlo cheekpiece and stylized schnabel tip with ebony insert. The quality of the custom work is fabulous, the fit finish and stocks are truly wonderful. The beavertail forend is built in such a fashion that the rear section fits flawlessly over the forward-most section of the action. The rifle features a horn gripcap and a thin solid brown rubber recoil pad. There is a ramp mounted beaded blade front sight present with no rear sight. An extremely handsome Stevens that should make a fine varmint rifle once outfitted with your choice of optics. (17022-22) [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Manhattan Series Iii Percussion Navy Type Revolver Manhattan Series Iii Percussion Navy Type Revolver

Manhattan Series Iii Percussion Navy Type Revolver

Lot #38 (Sale Order 38 of 824)

serial #24534 all matching including wedge, 4" octagon barrel with a very good bore that shows some scattered light oxidation but remains quite bright otherwise. This revolver is in fabulous condition. The barrel retains 95% brilliant original blue finish overall. The cylinder shows a crisp scene with traces of original blue finish with the balance flaked to a pleasing smooth gray brown patina. The frame and loading lever retain 90% plus original color case-hardened finish which remains quite vivid. The brass gripstraps retain 97% original silver plated finish which has taken on a lovely tarnish. The one-piece walnut grips rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just a few scattered light handling marks. A super crispy little 4" Navy. (16655-18) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Superb Factory Engraved Manhattan Navy Type Revolver Superb Factory Engraved Manhattan Navy Type Revolver

Superb Factory Engraved Manhattan Navy Type Revolver

Lot #39 (Sale Order 39 of 824)

serial #49, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" octagon barrel with a near very good bore that shows some patches of light pitting and oxidation. This is an interesting revolver. The serial number (which could actually be a batch number) is not found in the typical locations on the different components. Instead they are found on the rear of frame beneath the grips, sides of triggerguard and backstrap (beneath grips), in pencil in the channel on back of grips, rear face of barrel lug, front face of cylinder, leg side of arbor and in the normal position on the bottom of the wedge. Nutter references these guns with unusual serial number placement and illustrates No. 23 which has numbers in the same positions as this gun. The example he shows has a spring plate on the face of the recoil shield, this example does not. He speculates that Manhattan made about 100 of these special pilot models but he references the spring plate as the reason for the special series, this one not having the spring plate conflicts with that theory. The engraving on this revolver is of very fine quality with finely punchdot shaded backgrounds and crisp flowing relief scroll. The barrel shows a one line Newark address and retains bright original blue beneath the loading lever with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth gray brown patina. The frame also shows a generous amount of faded original color case-hardened finish blending with a smooth gray patina and with more vivid colors visible on protected areas of face of recoil shield and top of frame beneath cylinder. The cylinder is a pleasing smooth gray brown patina with excellent scene which is 90% plus visible. The brass gripstraps retain a rich and fabulous untouched patina. In addition to the fabulous engraving, this revolver is equipped with its original relief carved ivory grips with a beautiful portrait of Lady Columbia. The grips remain in excellent condition with no chips. This is a particularly handsome and well executed engraved Manhattan with the added mystique of being a so-called pilot model. Perhaps the finest and most crisp factory engraved Manhattan Navy revolver we have ever offered. Investment quality. (16655-13) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 7000 - 9000

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Manhattan Series Iii Navy Type Percussion Revolver Manhattan Series Iii Navy Type Percussion Revolver

Manhattan Series Iii Navy Type Percussion Revolver

Lot #40 (Sale Order 40 of 824)

serial #30337 all matching including wedge, 6 1/2" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore that shows one small patch of oxidation. This is a very fine Manhattan. The barrel shows the proper one line Newark address and retains about 70% original bright blue finish with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder shows excellent scene and has flaked to a pleasing even gray brown patina. The frame and loading lever retain about 25% original color case-hardened finish with the balnce bearing a pleasing gray patina. The brass gripstraps retain 95% original silver plated finish which has tarnished nicely. The one piece walnut grip rates excellent. Overall a very clean Manhattan Navy. (16229-116) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Mass Arms Company Maynard Primed Belt Model Percussion Revolver Mass Arms Company Maynard Primed Belt Model Percussion Revolver

Mass Arms Company Maynard Primed Belt Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #41 (Sale Order 41 of 824)

serial #582, .31 Cal, 6” barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows a few spots of very light pitting. The barrel retains some generous traces of original blue, perhaps 20%, the areas of loss toned to a pleasing plum brown, the left side of the barrel showing minor scratches and some light pits. The barrel frame shows some trace case colors, the balance a mottled gray brown patina. The frame is primarily a dull gray case-hardened patina with some traces of colors, the loading gate now a plum brown. The triggerguard and front and back straps retain perhaps 97% original silver plate which is tarnishing in areas. The trigger is now a plum brown and gray with the hammer showing some generous traces of pale blue. The cylinder is very nice showing some strong remnants of original blue on the top surfaces of the etch with the rebated surfaces a plum and pewter. The smooth walnut grips rate about very good with some minor handling marks and worn varnish. The gun seems to operate well mechanically. A very pleasing example overall, seldom encountered in this nice state. (37080-24) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Bar Hammer Percussion Pepperbox Bayonet Pistol By William And John Rigby Bar Hammer Percussion Pepperbox Bayonet Pistol By William And John Rigby

Bar Hammer Percussion Pepperbox Bayonet Pistol By William And John Rigby

Lot #42 (Sale Order 42 of 824)

.36 Cal, 2 3/4” six-barrel cluster with oxidized bores. The metal surfaces on this rather neat pepperbox are primarily a tarnished pewter gray patina with some remnants of fire temper blue. The metal surfaces show overall light pinprick pitting and there is some nice loose flowing scroll on the butt and bow of the guard. The left and right radii of the frame are engraved “Wm & Jn Rigby/Dublin”. The triangular “bayonet” blade is 3 1/4” in length and a similar patina as the balance of the arm. The smooth walnut grips rate about very good as refinished, being just slightly under in spots with some dings and handling marks from the years. The gun is cased in what is likely its original antique presentation case with makers label on the interior. The exterior appears to be refinished with modern green felt on the bottom, the interior appears unretouched. Inside we find a James Dickson & Sons powder and shot measure and a small single ball iron bullet mould with a small selection of percussion caps. The barrel cluster will rotate only occasionally. Really a very attractive little pepperbox overall in an unusual configuration. (37062-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Lever Action Rifle

Lot #43 (Sale Order 43 of 824)

serial #456864, 25-35 WCF, 26” rare part octagon, part round barrel with full length magazine and a bright minty bore. The barrel and magazine tube retain 98% original blue finish with an oddly scattered tiny spot of very light surface oxidation here and there; the bottom of the magazine with two small spots of pitting. The frame retains 85% original blue with the balance flaked to a light brown patina with some minor silvering on the high edges and a few light scratches; there are two small patches of pinprick pitting on the rear right side of the frame. The lever and hammer retain 95% original faded case-hardened color with the balance toned to a pewter-brown patina. The plain special order pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate near excellent with virtually all of their original finish, with some scattered dings and dents from the years. The steel crescent buttplate shows 75% case-hardened color with the balance toned slightly, with patchy spots of oxidation. This magnificent rifle features a Lyman ivory bead front sight and a 32 W.S. smokeless rear sight. Also featured are special order close-coupled double set triggers. The inside left side of the lower tang is special order marked “8262”; the butt of the stock is stamped with the corresponding numbers. A superb example of an honest special order Model 1894 with some very nice amenities. (157041-2) {C&R}

Estimate: 3500 - 5500

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Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Trapper Carbine Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Trapper Carbine

Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Trapper Carbine

Lot #44 (Sale Order 44 of 824)

serial #320283, 25-36, 15” round barrel with full magazine and a bright, very good to near excellent bore with minor frosting in the grooves. The barrel and magazine tube retain 50% original blue with the balance toning to pewter-brown, most of the loss being at the bottom of the magazine. The frame, lever and hammer retain about 25-30% original case-hardened color in protected areas with the balance toned to bright gunmetal gray; there are a few small patches of oxidation staining present. The smooth walnut straight grip buttstock and forend rate very good to near excellent overall with some light handling marks from the years and a filled in swivel stud hole on the toeline of the buttstock; the buttstock is numbered “308020” on the underside of the upper tang. Featured are a carbine front sight, Lyman No. 6 folding leaf rear sight and an L.L. Hepburn top-mounted receiver sight. A copy of the factory records from the Cody Firearms Museum is included stating the ship date of the firearm was July 10, 1905. This firearm was removed from the provisions of the NFA by serial number, a copy of the BATFE removed firearm list with highlighted serial number is included. Truly a fine example of a finely chambered Model 1893 carbine in superb condition overall. (157025-5) {C&R}

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Rare Special Order Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle Rare Special Order Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle

Rare Special Order Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle

Lot #45 (Sale Order 45 of 824)

serial#61603, 32 CLMR (32-20), 26" part round part octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a special order rifle with a lot of special features which are particularly unusual in Colt Lightning rifles. The special features include part octagon barrel, 1/2 nickel finish, fancy buttstock, special sights and altered trigger pull. The condition of the rifle is fabulous with the barrel retaining 95% original blue finish with just some light silvering along the high edges. The magazine is a little more brown but also retains lots of original blue and is smooth. The action retains 97% original nickel plated finish which remains quite bright with strong Rampant Colt on left side and with only a little very light freckling. The English walnut buttstock is nicely figured retaining 95% original varnish. The original checkered forend rates near excellent with about 80% original finish and with very light carry wear to checkering. The buttplate retains 97% bright original nickel finish. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front, modified buckhorn rear and Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. The included factory letter confirms the configuration in detail: 32 CLMR, 26" 1/2 octagon barrel, 1/2 nickel, fancy stock with nickel buttplate, furnished with a Lyman peep and ivory bead front sights, "easy on trigger", shipped to H.D. Folsom in New York on 6/17/1892 in a single gun shipment. This rifle exhibits a wonderful combination of rarity and condition. Investment quality. (17063-27) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 8000 - 12000

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Lot #46 (Sale Order 46 of 824)

serial #88603, 32-20, 26” round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and full length magazine retain about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish which is just beginning to tone to brown with finely freckled pinprick surface oxidation. The barrel address remains crisp and clear. The frame shows a perfect Rampant Colt on left side and retains about 80% original blue with loss flaking to a lightly mottled blue/brown, with slight areas of silver at the high edges, there are also light tool marks are present near the screw heads and a few scattered spots of surface oxidation. The hammer retains a good deal of original color case-hardened finish which is slightly fading to a dark smoky color. The plain walnut straight grip buttstock and original two-piece forend rate very good plus also having been lightly refinished long ago with some wear and handling marks. The steel crescent buttplate has toned to an even brown patina. The rifle wears a blade front sight and simple dovetailed rear sight, both appearing as original. Overall a very clean medium frame lightning. (177063-28) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1500 - 2500

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Bolt Action Rifle Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Bolt Action Rifle

Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #47 (Sale Order 47 of 824)

serial #36374, .30-06 24” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish displaying slight finish loss at the muzzle and a few light scattered scratches. The frame exhibits 90% original matte blue finish showing light finish loss on the high edges. The bolt is electric pencil marked with the serial number, the bolt knob is showing light finish loss, and the magazine floorplate is marked "Super Grade". The walnut pistolgrip stock with a left side cheekpiece rates very good plus displaying some scattered light scratches and a few minor dings over the original gloss finish. The crisp wrap-around checkering showing a few scuffed diamonds. Super grade swivels are installed. The left side of the receiver has been fitted with a Lyman scope mount which attaches to the rear sight boss; it wears a Lyman Alaskan 2 1/2X telescopic sight. The scope remains in excellent condition with clear optics, and a post and cross hair reticle. Overall a lovely 1941 model 70 in very good condition. (177022-55) [Mark Benenson Collection] {C&R}

Estimate: 1500 - 2500

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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 #48 (Sale Order 48 of 824)

serial #76273, 22 Lr, 24” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% plus original blue finish. The checkered walnut pistolgrip stock features a left side cheekpiece, steel buttplate, hard rubber grip cap and a forend tip and rates excellent overall displaying a few extremely light handling marks. The rifle is equipped with a proper hooded gold bead front sight, Lyman 48FH rear aperture sight and includes a single factory magazine, Super Grade swivels and a leather sling. An excellent overall 1953 manufactured Model 52B rifle. (177060-1) {C&R}

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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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 #49 (Sale Order 49 of 824)

serial #102114, 220 Swift, 26” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 95-97% original blue with some very light, very sparsely scattered surface oxidation and a few very minor handling marks with light muzzle wear. The receiver exhibits 98% matte blue finish. The bolt is electric pencil marked with the serial number and the bolt knob is showing light finish loss. The floorplate and triggerguard show about 95% blue with wear around the edges and very light scattered surface oxidation. The checkered walnut pistolgrip stock rates excellent showing some very faint scattered handling marks and some small blemishes in the finish near the buttplate. Checkering on both the stock and forend remains excellent with a few scuffed diamonds. The gun wears a Unertl 10X telescopic scope with a duplex reticle and bright excellent optics. Aluminum rings are included, the rear Unertl marked with external adjustments, the spring and its stop ring are present as well. The gun comes with a brown leather sling. This lovely rifle is in excellent overall condition. (176960-2) {C&R}

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Extremely Rare Consecutively Numbered Pair Of Colt Model 1900 Second Army Contract Pistols Extremely Rare Consecutively Numbered Pair Of Colt Model 1900 Second Army Contract Pistols

Extremely Rare Consecutively Numbered Pair Of Colt Model 1900 Second Army Contract Pistols

Lot #50 (Sale Order 50 of 824)

serial #1558 and 1559, 38 Rimless Smokeless, 6" barrels with excellent bores which each show a little light frosting ahead of chambers. These pistols remain unaltered with their original sight safeties intact. These pistols are two of only 200 Second Army contract pistols which were delivered to the Government in four 50 gun shipments. It is interesting to note that these are part of the second shipment of guns which shipped on January 11, 1901 and were not marked with Rinaldo A. Carr's acceptance mark on the right side of the triggerguard, the left side of each triggerguard is stamped "U.S.". The pistols each retain about 60 - 70% original blue finish overall with areas of loss bearing a pleasing smooth gray brown patina with a couple small patches of very fine pitting on the top of the slide on gun #1559. All markings including Rampant Colts remain crisp and fully legible. Color case hardening on the hammer and sight safeties remain quite strong, fire blue on triggers is very good. Both sets of checkered walnut grips rate very good plus to near excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining. Each pistol comes with its original nickel plated magazine marked on bottom "PAT'D SEPT. 9. 1884". The fact that these two pistols remain together and in unaltered condition is remarkable. All but a handful of these 200 pistols were shipped to the Philippines for testing, upon their return many were shipped to Colt for conversion of the sight safeties. These pistols remain in fine all original condition and are of investment quality. An extremely rare and highly sought after pair of U.S. Martial Colt 1900 pistols. (17027-6, 7) {C&R}

Estimate: 35000 - 45000

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Colt Model 1900 Second Army Contract Semi Auto Pistol Colt Model 1900 Second Army Contract Semi Auto Pistol

Colt Model 1900 Second Army Contract Semi Auto Pistol

Lot #51 (Sale Order 51 of 824)

serial #1568, 38 ACP, 6” barrel with a very good bore showing strong evident rifling and some minor frosting within the grooves. The metal surfaces retain about 98-99% later, Colt factory blue, likely from the time of the factory conversion from sight safety (the "K" factory return mark is on the right triggerguard bow). The hammer retains nice, vibrant color case-hardening and the trigger strong fire temper blue. The checkered walnut grips appear original but currently enjoy a later, somewhat heavy coating of finish, their screws retain very nice fire temper blue. The markings all remain fully legible with a crisp left side “U.S.”, and the aforementioned “K”. A single correct magazine is included marked with the patent date on its floorplate, now a bright patina with some scattered oxidation staining. The included factory letter confirms shipment to the U.S. Government, Springfield Armory, in the second shipment of the second contract, in January of 1901 with 50 other pistols. Really an excellent, as factory-refurbished, example overall. (37027-3){C&R}

Estimate: 5500 - 7500

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German Lp.08 Luger Pistol By DWM German Lp.08 Luger Pistol By DWM

German Lp.08 Luger Pistol By DWM

Lot #52 (Sale Order 52 of 824)

serial #8550, 9 mm, 8” barrel with a very good plus to near excellent bore which shows only the beginnings of some very light frosting, more prominent nearer the breech. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original fading blue, the loss due to even fading and some toning to pewter on the high edges and contact points. The straw parts rate very near excellent with only some light fading noted on the takedown lever, right side of trigger and leading edge of magazine release. All of the numbered parts are matching including the un-grooved firing pin. The checkered walnut grips rate very good plus showing only some very minor flattening of the points, the right grip with some very minor handling marks; they are stamp-numbered to the gun. Included is a single bright-bodied wooden base magazine, numbered to the gun and rating about excellent. Really a very nice example overall awaiting only an equally nice artillery holster-board-stock rig. (37017-6) {C&R}

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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German Model 1900 American Eagle Luger Semi-Auto Pistol By DWM German Model 1900 American Eagle Luger Semi-Auto Pistol By DWM

German Model 1900 American Eagle Luger Semi-Auto Pistol By DWM

Lot #53 (Sale Order 53 of 824)

serial #47956, 30 Luger, 4 3/4" barrel with a very good bore that has strong rifling but has some very light pitting in the grooves. The metal surfaces retain between 85-90% original blue, the frame has a few light impact marks and some light silvering along the edges. The barrel is lightly fading to gray and has some fine pinprick pitting present. There are some tiny specks of light surface oxidation and some light brown patina visible as well. The trigger, takedown lever, mag release, safety and spring retain most of their original straw color. The parts appear to be all matching and the "DWM" maker's mark, the (crown) over "B,U,G" proofs and the Federal Eagle crest remain crisp. Pistol is equipped with a set of checkered walnut grips that are likely the originals and rate excellent with only a few lightly flattened points. The leading edge of the frame is marked "GERMANY" but no other importer markings are present. The pistol appears to function correctly including the grip safety and included is a single, unmarked, wood based magazine. A near excellent condition example of these terrific Luger pistols that besides being very collectible should make a decent shooter. (47008-7) {C&R}

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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British Underlever Double Shotgun By D. Brebner Of Darlington British Underlever Double Shotgun By D. Brebner Of Darlington

British Underlever Double Shotgun By D. Brebner Of Darlington

Lot #54 (Sale Order 54 of 824)

serial #717, 12 ga., 30" damascus barrels with bright excellent bores. This is an interesting shotgun utilizing Thomas Woodward's patent No.651 of 1876. The firing mechanism consists of a plunger with striker around which is a coil spring, both of which are enclosed in a tube mounted to the inside of the lockplate. This system is very much like a bolt in a bolt action rifle. The outward appearance is very much like a sidelock but with only two pins showing. The gun cocks on the full movement of the underlever and features cocking indicators and an unusual pivoting safety rather than a sliding safety. The barrels retain a nice restored brown finish with damascus pattern showing through. The action and locks are engraved in very near full coverage with scroll and "D. BREBNER" in riband on either side and have been lightly cleaned and are now an even silver gray color. The shotgun is beautifully restocked in a nice grade of English walnut which retains all of its original oil finish and shows crisp expertly cut checkering. The gun has a 14 1/2" length of pull over a checkered butt with drops of 1 1/4" and 2". An interesting antique provincial British double with an unusual mechanism. (17034-28) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Colt Model 1878 Special Order Deluxe Double Hammergun Colt Model 1878 Special Order Deluxe Double Hammergun

Colt Model 1878 Special Order Deluxe Double Hammergun

Lot #55 (Sale Order 55 of 824)

serial #14686, 10 bore, 30" damascus barrels with very good bores that show just a little light pitting mostly just ahead of the chambers. These shotguns were the most expensive items in the Colt catalog when they were made between 1878 and 1889. This shotgun has special engraving which is listed on the included factory letter as "Factory Engraved: Yes $85.00 worth of engraving". This engraving consists of tight scroll on lockplates, frame, hammers, recoil shields, top lever, triggerguard and forend metal. The condition of the shotgun is very nice with the barrels retaining about 90% original brown finish which is just thinning slightly and shows strong damascus pattern their entire lengths. The action and locks retain about 60% original color case-hardened finish which is most vivid on locks and fading to a smooth gray brown patina on belly. The checkered round knob pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of nicely figured English walnut and rate excellent with 90% original finish remaining and with just light wear to the checkering. The factory letter lists the chokes as "left 300 right 300" and shows this as a single gun shipment to Hibbard, Spencer and Bartlett on April 3, 1883. Overall a very fine and rare high grade Colt double Hammergun. (17063-36) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 4000 - 6000

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Very Fine Charles Daly Double Hammergun Very Fine Charles Daly Double Hammergun

Very Fine Charles Daly Double Hammergun

Lot #56 (Sale Order 56 of 824)

serial #836, 10 ga., 30" damascus barrels with bright excellent bores. This is a high condition Daly Hammergun. The top rib of barrels is marked "CHARLES DALY DAMASCUS BARRELS" and each lock is engraved "CHARLES DALY" with just simple border engraving. The barrels are marked on flats with "836" with the only other marking being small intials "CK" on barrels just behind forend lug, the watertable is marked only "836". The barrels retain about 90% evenly thinning original brown finish with strong damascus pattern showing their entire length. The action and locks retain about 95% original color case-hardened finish which remains quite vivid in most areas and toning to German silver color in a couple areas. The triggerguard is also color case hardened and retains a good deal of faded original color with just the short tang being gray along the pistolgrip. The checkered round knob pistolgrip buttstock and splinter forend are of beautifully figured French walnut and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with sharp, crisp checkering. Fit and finish remains perfect as do all of the screw heads, action is tight and locks are crisp. A really wonderful Daly double Hammergun. (17007-13) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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A. H. Fox Be Grade Boxlock Double A. H. Fox Be Grade Boxlock Double

A. H. Fox Be Grade Boxlock Double

Lot #57 (Sale Order 57 of 824)

serial #16830, 12 ga., 28" Krupp steel barrels choked cylinder and skeet with bright about very good bores showing remnants of some very light pitting. The barrels likely started life at 30" as they have been neatly, slightly shortened (the bead slightly askew but is easy to rectify). Barrels retain 98% of a quality rust blue while the frame exhibits 99% restored color case-hardening. The frame is embellished with the early "B" style engraving with a standing bird on each side with simple scroll and stylized borders; the triggerguard is similar. The nicely figured English walnut, capped pistolgrip buttstock, and splinter forearm rate excellent as refinished showing only a tiny little hairline crack in the bottom of the forearm and some ever-so-slight chipping at the back of the top tang; the checkering is crisp as neatly chased. The length of pull to the original grooved hard rubber butt is 14 1/8” with drops of 1 5/8” and 2 3/4”. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and automatic safety and seems to function well mechanically with tight lock-up and robust ejectors. A nice quality restoration of a 1911-made Fox that would make a very attractive upland shooter. (37034-3) {C&R}

Estimate: 2000 - 2500

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

Winchester Model 21 Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot #58 (Sale Order 58 of 824)

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 successful lumber company in 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 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”. The handle on the case is only attached on one side and one of the leather caps that protect the corners is missing; the box is worn on all edges and the leather has begun to dry out. 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]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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J.P. Sauer & Sohn Royal Grade Scalloped Boxlock Double Ejectorgun J.P. Sauer & Sohn Royal Grade Scalloped Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

J.P. Sauer & Sohn Royal Grade Scalloped Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot #59 (Sale Order 59 of 824)

serial #246111, 12 ga, 28 1/2” raised matted rib Laufstahl barrels both choked full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 98% plus original blue. The frame shows a similar amount of faded case-hardened color with an over coating of hardened oil. Most areas are decorated with simple scroll engraving and the Sauer trademark is present on the belly. The skip-line checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and splinter forend rate excellent overall featuring a left side round cheekpiece with shadowline and sling swivels on the toeline and underside of the barrels. The length of pull the hard rubber buttplate is 14 1/4” with drops of 1 3/4” and 3”. Also featured are ejectors, cocking indicators, ivory bead front sight and a Greener crossbolt. Overall a truly wonderful example of a JP Sauer & Sohn royal grade double gun. (157008-10) {C&R}

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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C. Sharps Co. Percussion Revolver C. Sharps Co. Percussion Revolver

C. Sharps Co. Percussion Revolver

Lot #60 (Sale Order 60 of 824)

serial #1840, 25 cal, 3” octagon barrel with a good to near very good bore with some scattered pitting present. The barrel retains about 25% original blue finish with the balance toned to a mottled pewter-brown patina with several light patches of oxidation staining and a few light handling marks; the barrel is marked “C. SHARPS & CO. PHILA PA” on the left side. The frame and cylinder have toned to a similar patina with old oxidation staining as well. The two-piece walnut grips rate very good overall showing added finish which has flaked in a few areas and some light dings and dents from the years; both grips are original to the gun and are stamped on the insides. All remaining parts are matching and the revolver times and locks nicely. A good to near very good example of a C. Sharps percussion revolver. (156889-199) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Scarce Brettell & Frisbie Pocket Model Percussion Revolver Scarce Brettell & Frisbie Pocket Model Percussion Revolver

Scarce Brettell & Frisbie Pocket Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #61 (Sale Order 61 of 824)

serial #24, 3 1/2” octagon barrel with a good, heavily pitted bore. The metal surfaces have toned to a pewter-brown patina with light clusters of pinprick pitting and oxidation staining throughout; the hammer still shows faint traces of original case-hardened color on the left side and features the correct maker and patent stampings on both sides. The smooth walnut two-piece grips rate about very good, as refinished, with some dings and a few light scratches from the years. This hard to come by double action revolver functions properly with the exception of the trigger which needs to be manually reset forward after double action use; all of the numbered parts match. Less than 50 of these little pocket revolvers were known to be made and this is a very good example of an honest, all original Brettell & Frisbie. A must have for any collector of rare percussion revolvers. (156889-107) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Whitney Hooded Cylinder Percussion Pocket Model Revolver Whitney Hooded Cylinder Percussion Pocket Model Revolver

Whitney Hooded Cylinder Percussion Pocket Model Revolver

Lot #62 (Sale Order 62 of 824)

serial #148, 28 cal, 4” octagon barrel with a very good bore with strong rifling and light oxidation present. The barrel has toned to a faded pewter-brown patina with silvering on the edges and some light oxidation staining and impact marks present. The brass frame and cylinder hood retain 75% original silver-plated finish, the balance a pleasing mellow patina, with some scattered light freckling. The smooth walnut two-piece grips rate good to near very good showing added finish and some dings and dents. This pocket model features a rebated cylinder with exposed nipples and is a scarce feature found in the later produced models. All parts match on this revolver and the action functions properly. A very nice example overall of a Whitney pocket model revolver. (156889-116) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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Springfield Arms Co. Single Trigger Navy Model Percussion Revolver Springfield Arms Co. Single Trigger Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Springfield Arms Co. Single Trigger Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #63 (Sale Order 63 of 824)

serial #51, 6” barrel with a good, evenly oxidized bore with scattered pitting. The metal surfaces have toned to pewter with remnants of pinprick pitting and scattered oxidation staining present. The frame and cylinder display etched decorative patterns that are still mostly visible; the right side of the frame is marked “WARNERS PATENT JAN. 1851” and has partially faded with time. The two-piece walnut grips rate good with moderate rust staining on the edges and a 1 1/4” crack on the bottom right grip running straight up to the grip screw as well as some dings and dents from the years. The gun is inspector marked “20X” on the inside of the grips and back of the cylinder; the gun times and locks nicely. Overall a good example of a single trigger Navy model. (156889-261) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Superb Cased Marlin Ballard Schoyen Takedown Muzzle Loading Schuetzen Rifle Superb Cased Marlin Ballard Schoyen Takedown Muzzle Loading Schuetzen Rifle

Superb Cased Marlin Ballard Schoyen Takedown Muzzle Loading Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #64 (Sale Order 64 of 824)

serial #1670, 32-40, 30" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a wonderful full Schoyen custom Ballard including the barrel, takedown system, stocks, sights, finger groove lever adapter, palm rest and likely the scope. The top of the barrel is marked "GEO. C. SCHOYEN DENVER, COLO." And the action features Schoyen's tapered pin takedown system. The rifle is equipped with original adjustable double set triggers which function beautifully and there is a nickel plated finger spur applied to the bottom of the original ring lever. The stocks are of beautifully figured European walnut with checkered straight grip, nickel plated Swiss buttplate and forend which has Schoyen's distinctive schnabel tip. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front with spirit level, no rear seat and a mid-range folding Vernier tang mounted peepsight. The rifle is additionally fitted with an unmarked telescopic sight mounted in windage adjustable front mount which is dovetailed into barrel and a rear mounted target block, there is an addition target block for modern optic mounting. The telescopic sight is likely an early, unmarked A.W. Peterson product. The condition of the rifle is wonderful with the barrel retaining 90 - 95% evenly thinning original Schoyen brown finish with silvering along the high edges and with crisp clear markings. The telescopic sight retains a smooth gray patina with a few scattered patches of light oxidation staining; optics are clear. The action retains about 95% vivid original Schoyen color case-hardened finish with takedown pin mounted just beneath the factory Marlin address on left side of frame. The stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and just a couple of light handling marks. The rifle comes in a period and probably original case from the time of customization with a full compliment of accessories. Accessories include the original false muzzle and aluminum starter, Ideal bullet mould with Pope style sprue cutter, brass and iron grease pump, a re-decapper and hickory loading rod. The rifle weighs 15 3/4 lbs. The case is a period canvas covered case with sheetmetal reinforced corners. Included with the rifle is a number of targets shot by well-known collector Ray Day in the 1990's along with Mr. Day's pocket notebook for the rifle. A truly fabulous, untouched, investment quality cased Schoyen-Ballard rifle. (17064-3) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 20000 - 30000

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine With S.F.P.D. Police Marking Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine With S.F.P.D. Police Marking

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine With S.F.P.D. Police Marking

Lot #65 (Sale Order 65 of 824)

serial #1075741, 30 WCF, 20” barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a truly superb example of a police-issued Model 1894. The metal surfaces retain 98% bright original blue with some light scratches on the frame and lever with mild amounts of silvering on the high edges and the occasional handling mark or two; the buttplate has toned to gunmetal gray at the toe and heel with traces of faint oxidation staining. The straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good to near excellent with some light handling marks from the years and retain 98% original varnish. This carbine features a pinned blade front sight and a ladder-style carbine rear sight. The Winchester proofs of the frame and barrel are bright and crisp and the “S.F.P.D” marking is stamped just in front of the barrel proof, indicating this rifle was once issued to the San Francisco Police Department. Regardless of the police marking, this is a truly wonderful 1894 carbine in a well-preserved state of condition. Being an “S.F.P.D” marked carbine only elevates the status of this carbine to investment quality. (157034-56) {C&R}

Estimate: 4000 - 6000

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Pennsylvania Over/Under Buck And Ball Percussion Rifle By L.W. Tisdel Pennsylvania Over/Under Buck And Ball Percussion Rifle By L.W. Tisdel

Pennsylvania Over/Under Buck And Ball Percussion Rifle By L.W. Tisdel

Lot #66 (Sale Order 66 of 824)

28ga by 38cal, 33” barrels with lightly oxidized but very good bores. The barrels have toned to a nice dark brown patina with scattered oxidation stains along with some areas toning to a dark gray. The top of the barrel is marked "L.W. TISDEL / SCRANTON, PA. The triggerguard is a fancy type with a finger spur which has toned to a light gray patina as well as the lock plates and hammers. The plain walnut buttstock rates very good displaying light dings and dents over an added varnish. The buttstock has a nicely formed long cheekpiece and a nice steel crescent buttplate as well as a pendulum-style patchbox and Germanic monogram centered on cheekpiece. This rifle is sighted with an open rear tang sight and a front dovetail sight. The gun includes what appears to be its original ram rods. A rare and fine American sporting rifle by L.W. Tisdel. (176848-1){ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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L.W. Tisdel Pivot Breech Percussion Buck And Ball Rifled Musket L.W. Tisdel Pivot Breech Percussion Buck And Ball Rifled Musket

L.W. Tisdel Pivot Breech Percussion Buck And Ball Rifled Musket

Lot #67 (Sale Order 67 of 824)

12 ga / 44 cal, 32” barrels with good, evenly oxidized bores. The barrels on this rare rifle have toned to a dark plum patina with some areas thinning to a light pewter-brown. The lockplate, locking mechanism, hammer, sideplate and tang have toned to a mottled pewter-brown patina as well with light oxidation staining and a few handling marks present. The triggerguard is a fancy type with scroll and finger spur and is made of German silver, as is the buttplate, pendulum-style patchbox and star monogram centered on the squared Germanic cheekpiece. The smooth walnut buttstock rates about very good overall with several dings and dents from the years as well as a fine 1” crack at rear right side of the triggerguard and some dark oil soaking around the wrist. Both barrels feature blade type front sights and leaf rear sights; the rifled barrel’s rear sight is adjustable. The ramrods for both barrels are present and of the correct time period. Overall a very nice and honest Tisdel pivot breech rifle. (156848-4) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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Fine Philadelphia Percussion Halfstock Sporting Rifle By John Wurfflein Fine Philadelphia Percussion Halfstock Sporting Rifle By John Wurfflein

Fine Philadelphia Percussion Halfstock Sporting Rifle By John Wurfflein

Lot #68 (Sale Order 68 of 824)

.45 caliber, 33" octagon barrel with an excellent bright bore. This rifle, while rather unembellished, remains in fabulous original condition. The top of the barrel is marked "JOHN WURFFLEIN PHILADA" and the back action lock is marked simply "J.WURFFLEIN". The barrel shows a patent breech with tasteful flash deflector. The barrel retains 90% evenly thinning original brown finish which is blending with a smooth brown patina with no pitting present and with markings remaining crisp and clear. The lock retains a pleasing mix of what appears to be original oil quenched case-hardened finish blending with a smooth brown patina. The checkered straight grip walnut stock features a nice shadowline cheekpiece and has a German silver finger spur triggerguard, buttplate, toeplate, stylized fleur-de-lis lock screw washer and simple oval wedge escutcheons with the forend tip being of pewter. The condition of the stock is excellent with 85% original finish remaining and with strong clean checkering. The rifle is equipped with its original adjustable double set triggers which function properly and it is sighted with a beaded blade front and simple open rear sight. Sling swivels are present mounted on bottom of middle ramrod ferrule and in toeline of stock - they appear to be original equipment. A brass tipped hickory ramrod is present, it has a narrow sliver missing at its center but is complete with original iron worm still affixed. This is a very clean and very honest example of these finely made Philadelphia rifles. (16933-4) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Philadelphia Percussion Halfstock Sporting And Target Rifle By John Wurfflein Philadelphia Percussion Halfstock Sporting And Target Rifle By John Wurfflein

Philadelphia Percussion Halfstock Sporting And Target Rifle By John Wurfflein

Lot #69 (Sale Order 69 of 824)

.40 caliber, 32 3/4" octagon barrel with an excellent bore. Both the top of the barrel and the front action lock are marked "J. WURFFLEIN PHILADA". This rifle is equipped with adjustable double set triggers which function properly and is sighted with a low German silver blade front and simple adjustable open rear barrel sight. The condition is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 75% original brown finish blending with a smooth brown patina and showing a little scattered light oxidation staining. The lock shows a good deal of original faded color case-hardened finish which has toned to a smokey German silver color. All markings in metal remain clear and legible with edges all remaining clean and well defined. The checkered straight grip walnut stock has a thick cheekpiece and is of a nice grade of wood. The stock rates excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and with sharp crisp checkering which is beautifully cut. All edges of stock remain clean and well defined and the stock is equipped with a German silver finger spur triggerguard, buttplate, stylized fleur-de-lis lock screw washer and oval wedge escutcheons. The forend tip is of pewter and what looks to be the original hickory ramrod is still present. There is a unengraved long oval monogram plate in the toeline of stock. A fine Philadelphia percussion halfstock rifle by this well regarded maker. (16933-3) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Outstanding Custom Engraved And Carved 1903 National Match Rifle By Griffin & Howe Outstanding Custom Engraved And Carved 1903 National Match Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Outstanding Custom Engraved And Carved 1903 National Match Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Lot #70 (Sale Order 70 of 824)

serial #(1267453), 30-06, 24” 9-24 dated star-gauged Springfield Armory barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a magnificent and unusual rifle, remaining in its original full military configuration but beautifully engraved and carved by Griffin & Howe. The metal surfaces retain about 97-98% original blue, the bands and high edges showing some slight fading and very light wear. The rifle has exquisite Kornbrath engraving with flowing scroll on the rear sight base, front sight base and barrel bands, the front ring very finely matted. The bolt body and extractor are still bright with very nice cross-hatch burnishing, showing some very light staining on that portion which is exposed when the bolt is closed in battery. The bolt body is properly DC pencil marked “67453” and the knob has been expertly four-panel checkered. The striker is of correct headless National Match configuration as-is the reversed safety. The bottom metal shows stunning scroll and geometric engraving with a charming vignette of a bull moose in a woodland pond amidst lily pads and bulrushes with the bow of the guard showing a walking grizzly bear in front of a mountainous backdrop. The arm is Wright-stocked full-length military style, in English walnut, and rates about excellent with only minor dings and few handling marks. It features a left side rounded cheekpiece and shows checkered panels at pistolgrip and mid-stock with a flawless wrap-around forearm pattern. All the checkering is accented by handsome carved floral and foliate scroll, this further set-off by some light background stippling. The pistolgrip features an engraved blued steel cap and the butt has a nice checkered steel trapdoor plate for a 13 3/4” length of pull. There is a gold oval monogram plate along the toeline engraved “A.D.L.” as the rifle was once in the collection of Mr. Arthur D. Liedesdorf; even the rear sling swivel stud shows a nice Kornbrath-engraved flower. The arm came with a 1 1/4” military rifle sling with loosely engraved brass hooks, however the original sling was deteriorated rather badly and Mr. Benenson had Turner fabricate a new sling and rivet the original brass hooks to it. Additionally, to compliment this stunning arm, Mr. Benenson commissioned G&H to have a 1905 bayonet engraved to loosely match the rifle, this was done by Joe Bayer for G&H, the scales were checkered, and the metal polished bright. A smooth brown leather garrison scabbard is included and the bayonet is 1911 dated. The rifle’s serial number was removed during the matting and engraving process, but the serial number atop the bolt provides a clue to the guns original serial number and, diligent research by Mr. Benenson found rifle number 1267453, listed by Springfield Research Service as a National Match rifle, sold through DCM, to Seymour Griffin on December 17th, 1926. But the story continues! Mr. Benenson felt that a moose standing in a pond had no business on a martial arm and commissioned another floorplate to be engraved with eagle and martial panoply with flags, drum, canteen, mortar, rifles etc. in a scrollwork surround, done by engraver Martin Rabeno. The work is indeed outstanding and looks as much at home on the rifle as the original floorplate (perhaps more-so). Really an outstanding one-of-a-kind arm engraved and stocked by masters of their respective crafts. Engraved sling, bayonet and spare floorplate all as added bonuses and truly completing this amazing package. (37022-12){C&R}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 10000 - 15000

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Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Saddlering Carbine Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Saddlering Carbine

Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Saddlering Carbine

Lot #71 (Sale Order 71 of 824)

serial #663373, 44 WCF, 20” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and magazine tube retain 80% original blue finish with some thinning in select areas and silvering at the muzzle as well as some scattered surface oxidation. The frame and barrel band retain about 30% original blue finish which has toned to a brown patina while the remaining metal has toned to a light pewter-brown patina; the strongest amount of blue is in the area surrounding the saddlering. The lever and hammer have toned to a dark brown patina with no remnants of any case-hardened color left. The saddlering has rubbed on the receiver over the years leaving a ring shaped section of bare metal. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock with special order shotgun butt and forend rate very good to near excellent overall with some typical light dings and handling marks; the buttstock has been sanded and refinished. Featured are a standard blade front sight and ladder style carbine rear sight as well as a Lyman adjustable tang peep sight. A truly fine example of a special order 1892 Carbine in a very desirable caliber. (156520-3713) {C&R} [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot #72 (Sale Order 72 of 824)

serial #800913, 25-20 WCF, 20” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and special order half magazine retain 65-70% original blue with scattered patches of oxidation staining present and slight thinning to pewter. The frame, lever and tangs have all toned to a mottled pewter-brown with surface oxidation present; there is a very small amount of case-hardened color remaining at the root of the lever. The saddle ring has created an oval shaped wear mark on the left side of the frame from years of contact. The smooth straight grip gumwood buttstock and forend rate very good overall showing added finish with some light dings and dents present; the forend is a much lighter piece of walnut and it is possible that it is a replacement. Featured are a bead front sight with hood, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman tang peep sight. A very shootable and field-worthy rifle with some honest wear from the years. (156828-1) {C&R}

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Winchester Model 1894 First Year Production First Model Rifle Winchester Model 1894 First Year Production First Model Rifle

Winchester Model 1894 First Year Production First Model Rifle

Lot #73 (Sale Order 73 of 824)

serial #585, 38-55, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine. This early three digit rifle is in the standard configuration. The barrel and magazine retain about 40% original blue which is blending evenly with a generally smooth brown patina. The action is a mostly gray/brown patina with a few tiny scattered pits visible. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good having been lightly refinished long ago. The buttstock fit is very slightly off and this could be from a different rifle, the forend cap is a little proud of the wood at the bottom front, it fits beautifully at the action. The rifle is sighted with a brass beaded blade front sight and a slightly later open sporting rear. First model 1894 rifles are highly desirable, extremely difficult to find and this rifle is in very respectable condition. (156547-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Lot #74 (Sale Order 74 of 824)

serial #55798, 32-20, 24” octagonal barrel with full length magazine and a bright, very good to near excellent bore with some very light frosting in the grooves. The barrel retains 85% original blue finish with some small scattered oxidation staining patches, primarily along the left side, with light silvering on the edges; the magazine has mostly toned to pewter with traces of blue in protected areas. The frame retains 50-60% faded blue with the balance toning to a mottled pewter-brown patina with light scratches and patches of oxidation staining present. The lever and hammer retain 60% original vibrant case-hardened color with the remaining metal toned to light pewter-brown. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good to near excellent overall with some light dings and dents from the years. Featured are a fixed blade front sight and sporting rear sight. Documentation from Cody Firearms Records is included with this rifle which confirms the configuration and shows a shipping date of June 4, 1897 and was issued a repair and return on July 26, 1915. This Winchester 1892 takedown rifle is a very nice example overall and would be a great addition to any Winchester lever gun enthusiast’s collection. (156954-2) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Superb Exhibition Quality Iver Johnson Single Barrel Shotgun Superb Exhibition Quality Iver Johnson Single Barrel Shotgun

Superb Exhibition Quality Iver Johnson Single Barrel Shotgun

Lot #75 (Sale Order 75 of 824)

16 ga., 28" barrel choked full with matted solid rib and a bright excellent bore. The action of this shotgun is stunningly engraved in full coverage flowing scroll and panel scenes. The left side of the action has flowing ribands within the scroll which are engraved "IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS / FITCHBURG, MASS / U.S.A." while the right side has two panel scenes, one depicting a hunter at the edge of a field with trees and mountains in background and the other depicting a lake with mountains and clouds in background. The backgrounds are very finely hand stippled and the quality of the engraving is extremely fine. The condition of the gun is nice as well with the barrel retaining 98% superb quality re-applied rust blued finish. The action retains 98% vivid original color case-hardened finish with engraving remaining sharp and crisp. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of highly figured American black walnut and rate excellent plus retaining 99% expertly executed restored finish with crisp, sharp checkering. The grip cap rates excellent, the buttplate does as well except for a small chip from the toe, the wood is unaffected. An exceptionally rare, highly embellished, deluxe Iver Johnson single barrel shotgun, likely the finest example extant. (16940-150) {C&R}

Estimate: 6000 - 8000

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Iver Johnson Hercules Boxlock Double Shotgun Iver Johnson Hercules Boxlock Double Shotgun

Iver Johnson Hercules Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot #76 (Sale Order 76 of 824)

serial #01, .410 bore (3”) 26” raised matted rib barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. The metal surfaces retain 90% original blue with some areas fading to a pleasant plum brown, there is also light pitting and finish loss at the muzzles. The frame exhibits 30% case color fading to brown with light scattered surface pitting. There is more definitive color around and under the top lever, and the triggerguard retains 20% blue which is fading to gray. The left side of the frame has a dog roll engraved in the center. The refinished checkered walnut straight grip stock and forend rate very good to near excellent displaying a few light dings and very few light scratches. The buttstock wears its original Iver Johnson buttplate providing a length of pull of 13 3/4” with drops of 1 1/2" and 2 5/8". The gun features double triggers, extractors, automatic safety, and the lock up is tight. (176940-146) {C&R}

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Iver Johnson Skeet-Er Boxlock Double Ejectorgun Iver Johnson Skeet-Er Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Iver Johnson Skeet-Er Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot #77 (Sale Order 77 of 824)

serial #3629E, .410 bore, 26” raised matted rib barrels choked improved cylinder and improved cylinder with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 95% original blue displaying light finish loss at the muzzles and there is some added cold blued over pinprick pitting 4” from the left muzzle. The frame retains 90% of its original blue finish displaying slight finish loss on the bottom edges; the upper tang is slightly toning to a pleasing plum. The highly figured walnut pistolgrip stock and beavertail forearm rate very good plus displaying a few very light handling marks over a strong gloss finish and having crisp checkering. There is a hard rubber gripcap and a grooved original buttplate providing a length of pull of 14 1/4” with drops of 1 5/8” and 2 7/8”. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and an automatic safety, and it has a single ivory front bead. Made in the 30’s, these shotguns were the top of the line for Iver Johnson and this gun remains in remarkably great condition showing little use. (177048-3) {C&R}

Estimate: 3500 - 4500

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Splendid Custom Winchester Model 63 Semi-Auto Carbine By Hal Hartley Splendid Custom Winchester Model 63 Semi-Auto Carbine By Hal Hartley

Splendid Custom Winchester Model 63 Semi-Auto Carbine By Hal Hartley

Lot #78 (Sale Order 78 of 824)

serial #285, 22 LR, 16 1/2" professionally shortened barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% of a professionally applied blue finish, the edges and lettering remain sharp. The stocks are of tiger striped maple and rate excellent with only a few very light handling marks visible and some light crazing of the finish. The stocks feature some lovely custom checkering, a Neidner style checkered steel buttplate, left side shadowline cheekpiece and a horn gripcap. The Pachmayr tuned trigger is also neatly checkered, there are some light tool marks along the triggerguard. Carbine is no longer equipped with sights but a Leupold Plainsman 2.5X riflescope is mounted via Lehman Featherweight mounts. Sadly the crosshairs have come loose and are no longer in place, but possibly a trip back to the Leupold factory could rectify the reticle. The sling swivels are intact, the magazine tube has been misplaced and is no longer present. According to the consignor this attractive little carbine was customized and the stocks made by master gunsmith Hal Hartley circa 1967. Hartley not only trimmed the barrel but also fabricated the brilliant maple stocks now present on this modern classic. Carbine purportedly came from the Remington gauge room in the 1950's when the contents were sold to an East Side NY shop. A splendid little custom carbine in excellent overall condition, needing a magazine tube and some scope maintenance to be in perfect working order. (47022-78) [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Steyr Zephyr Bolt Action Rifle Steyr Zephyr Bolt Action Rifle

Steyr Zephyr Bolt Action Rifle

Lot #79 (Sale Order 79 of 824)

serial #2426, 22 LR, 20" barrel with a bright, excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 99% original blue with just a few very light handling marks present and some specks of very light surface oxidation around the rear sight. The full length French walnut checkered stock rates excellent with a few light dings and features a blued steel forend tip, a left side shadowline cheekpiece, and a hard rubber pistolgrip cap and buttplate. The original sling swivels are intact. A few of the screws have some very minor slot damage. Rifle is equipped with the original iron sights, including a front sight hood, and mounted to the grooved receiver is a Weaver K4 riflescope. The scope features a fine crosshair reticle and has excellent optics and is mounted with a set of Kesserling mount rings. Rifle is dated "1963" and is in excellent condition overall. A desirable Austrian 22 sporting rifle by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. (47022-175) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Fine Colt Model 1905 Pistol With Extremely Rare Combination Holster Shoulder Stock Fine Colt Model 1905 Pistol With Extremely Rare Combination Holster Shoulder Stock

Fine Colt Model 1905 Pistol With Extremely Rare Combination Holster Shoulder Stock

Lot #80 (Sale Order 80 of 824)

serial #2898, 45 ACP, 5" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This pistol is factory milled on its backstrap for the accompanying shoulder stock and bears all proper markings which remain crisp and fully legible. The metal surfaces of the pistol retain about 80% original blue finish overall with the majority of loss being due to light flaking where the exposed metal shows a lovely smooth brown patina. The left side of the slide shows a little old light oxidation staining and a couple small patches of the finest pinprick pitting. The hammer retains vivid original color case-hardened finish and the trigger retains strong original fire blue. The diamond checkered walnut grips rate excellent retaining 95% original finish and with sharp checkering with just a few points being lightly flattened. The leather holster/shoulder stock has its original brass fitting with checkered steel clasp. The leather rates excellent with light wear on the high edges where the leather is showing brown while the balance retains excellent black polish. All stitching remains intact as does the belt loop on back held in place with spring loaded metal clasp. The pistol comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration of the gun with special features listed as "Furnished with a combination stock and holster". The gun and holster shipped on June 1, 1908 in a five gun shipment to Kimball & Upson in Sacramento. A rare opportunity for the advanced Colt automatic collector to acquire one of these highly sought-after Colt pistol rigs. Investment quality. (17027-5) {C&R}

Estimate: 20000 - 30000

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Colt Model 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol Colt Model 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol

Colt Model 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot #81 (Sale Order 81 of 824)

serial #C3894, 45 ACP, 5” barrel with a frosted bore. This 1913 made pistol retains about 80% original finish with the mainspring housing having flaked to gunmetal gray, thinning bluing on the frontstrap and top of the slide, high edge wear and scattered oxidation blemishes and pitting. The Nitre blue on the small parts is still visible but has lost some of its luster. The double diamond checkered walnut grips are in remarkable condition with only light handling wear. The left panel is hand stamped with the initials JAM on both diamonds in two different configurations. The right panel has just a solitary M stamped on both diamonds. All parts appear to be period correct. A single two tone Barnes & Kobert Mfg. Co. magazine in fair condition is included. This gun has survived the last 100 years well and would be a welcome addition to a 1911 Colt collector. (86891-2) {C&R}

Estimate: 2500 - 4500

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Fine Stocked Percussion Target Pistol By W.L. Hudson Of Cincinnati Fine Stocked Percussion Target Pistol By W.L. Hudson Of Cincinnati

Fine Stocked Percussion Target Pistol By W.L. Hudson Of Cincinnati

Lot #82 (Sale Order 82 of 824)

.36 caliber, 12" octagon barrel with a bright bore that is very near excellent with just a couple small patches of light surface oxidation. This pistol is of very nice quality and has a wonderful and interesting frontier look combined with a saw handle. The pistol features a back action lock with a finger spur triggerguard and an adjustable set trigger. The barrel is engraved on top flat "W.L. HUDSON CIN. O." and retains about 50% strong original blue finish with most loss on top flats where metal shows a pleasing smooth gray brown patina with a couple patches of light oxidation staining but no pitting, and showing crisp clear markings. The breech has a long tang that extends the length of the saw handle and holds a small lollipop sight at the rear. The lock, barrel breech and long tang are all nicely engraved in 19th century scroll. The barrel breech and tang retain 90% bright original color case-hardened finish with only loss being on the actual bolster which has turned brown and shows some light oxidation. The lock is a wonderful smooth blend of faded original color case-hardening blending with a smooth pewter colored patina. The stock is of maple and features a German silver triggerguard which is also engraved, German silver wedge escutcheons and a pewter forend tip. The condition of the stock is excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining. The back of the grip has a beautifully inletted iron plate which accepts the iron key mounted on the front of the shoulder stock. The key has a slot in the tip and once it passes through the stock a small wedge is inserted to lock the shoulder stock in place (the wedge is missing but would be very easy to replicate). The shoulder stock also rates excellent with 95% original finish remaining and being made with no buttplate. There is a small chip from the toe of the stock. The pistol is sighted with a globe front and the lollipop rear with no provisions for any other sighting devices. The pistol and shoulder stock come in a nice old wooden case which appears to be period and could be original. The interior lid of case has a card printed with the name "J.J. McMaken / Hamilton, OH", a state Senator and newspaperman as well as being active in city government. A neat stocked percussion pistol that is very honest, fine and endearing. (17044-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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C.S. Pettengill Army Model Percussion Revolver C.S. Pettengill Army Model Percussion Revolver

C.S. Pettengill Army Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #83 (Sale Order 83 of 824)

serial #3087, 44 cal, 7 1/2” octagon barrel with a bright very good bore with scattered pits present. The metal surfaces have toned to a deep plum brown with some old dark oxidation staining present and a few small clusters of pinprick pitting. The smooth walnut two-piece grips rate near very good overall, as refinished, with a cartouche on the lower left side and remnants of an oval cartouche on the right, however both are illegible. The barrel and frame are marked with inspector’s marks “WP”; the cylinder is marked “WW” and the frame and cylinder numbers match. All of the marks are crisp and very legible and the action functions properly. Overall an honest and very good example of one of these very scarce US martial revolvers. (156889-212) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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C.S. Pettengill Army Model Percussion Revolver C.S. Pettengill Army Model Percussion Revolver

C.S. Pettengill Army Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #84 (Sale Order 84 of 824)

serial #2783, 44 cal, 7 1/2” octagon barrel with a good to near very good, evenly oxidized bore. The metal surfaces have toned to mottled pewter with moderate pinprick pitting and dark oxidation staining scattered throughout. The two-piece walnut grips rate very good, as refinished, with some expected dings and dents from the years. The barrel shows inspector marking “WP”, the cylinder “WW” and the frame “PW”, all of which are crisp and legible. The action is in need of professional attention and does not function properly. A good and honest example of a Pettengill that has seen plenty of action in its day. (156889-213) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1500 - 2000

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Rare A. H. Fox He Grade Superfox Double Ejectorgun Shipped To E.C. Crossman Rare A. H. Fox He Grade Superfox Double Ejectorgun Shipped To E.C. Crossman

Rare A. H. Fox He Grade Superfox Double Ejectorgun Shipped To E.C. Crossman

Lot #85 (Sale Order 85 of 824)

serial #202292, 20 Ga. (2 3/4”), 32” Chromox barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores showing just some faint remnants of light pitting in a couple spots with a tiny dent in the right tube near the muzzles which was professionally raised. The barrels retain about 90% original blue, the loss due to overall light fading, actually appearing much stronger undernormal ambient light. The frame is lovely and retains 75-80% original color case-hardening which is quite vivid, the belly of frame toning to a silvery case-hardened patina; it features light fancy borderline engraving with little floral sprays around the pins and screw holes. The gun is stocked half-pistolgrip in a nice grade of walnut, the stock rating very good plus to near excellent with much original varnish and only minor dings and handling marks from the years. It is fitted with a more contemporary Hawkins recoil pad, added to the contour of the butt, the original pad having deteriorated with the years, the length of pull is 14 7/16” with drops of 1 1/2” and 2 7/8”; the forend is a bit darker and rates very good plus as well showing a thin sliver of bedding compound at its junction with the forend iron. The gun locks up Fox-tight with the top lever still right of center, the gun seems to operate well mechanically and the ejectors are robust; the safety is non-automatic. The included factory letter confirms the configuration and shows shipment to none other than E.C. Crossman on August 14, 1925 “for Phill Crosman” (sic). Savage historian John T. Callahan took the liberty of including copies of the original build card and job tag for the shotgun. The build card, under the “For” heading reads “E.C. Crossman”, the rear of the card showing pellet count for left and right barrels. The job tag reads on front and back: “Test Gun and send to Phill Crosman” and “Mr. Roll This Gun shoots 79% in 5 shots out of Right bbl 79 1/2% out of 5 shots in Left bbl B.Becker”, obviously from the renowned Burt Becker to Adolph Roll, Fox Sales Manager. With only sixty 20 ga. Super Fox shotguns ever made, this is a really rare and lovely Super Fox in its own right, all-the-more desireable with the connection to the famous Crossman clan. Truly a super – Super Fox. (37034-20){C&R}

Estimate: 8000 - 10000

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A.H. Fox He Grade Superfox Double Ejectorgun A.H. Fox He Grade Superfox Double Ejectorgun

A.H. Fox He Grade Superfox Double Ejectorgun

Lot #86 (Sale Order 86 of 824)

serial #30500, 12 ga., 32" Chromox steel barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. This is a very fine example of these big, heavy long range Fox guns. The Superfox guns were built on larger frames with heavy barrels with special Burt Becker designed barrels which feature longer chokes and forcing cones. Specially designed to pattern tightly at long ranges, Nash Buckingham's Superfox "Bo Whoop" would put 90% of its pattern inside a 30" circle at forty yards. A drop-in chamber length gauge measures these chambers at 2 7/8" and the flats are indeed marked "BARRELS NOT GUARANTEES-SEE TAG" which refers only to the patterning of the gun; the flats are not marked 3 IN. The Superfox was developed at the request of John Olin and tested with Super-X ammunition, the reason for this "Not Guaranteed" marking was to relieve liability of their claims of 80% patterns as they were only developed and tested using Super-X shotshells. The barrels retain 95% original blue overall showing just a little very light, honest wear. The action retains 90% original color case-hardened finish with only notable loss being on the forward belly of the action where it is silvery in color. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and splinter forend rate excellent having been very lightly cleaned and with reapplied finish. The checkering remains sharp and the shotgun boasts a 14 1/4" length of pull with drops of 1 1/2" and 2 1/2". McIntosh states that only about 300 Superfoxes were built over the twenty years that they were offered and because these were working waterfowl guns they saw hard use in hostile environments making them quite rare in this high level of condition. A wonderful HE Superfox. (17034-5) {C&R}

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade Sidelock Double Ejectorgun L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade Sidelock Double Ejectorgun

L.C. Smith Pigeon Grade Sidelock Double Ejectorgun

Lot #87 (Sale Order 87 of 824)

serial #208252, 12 ga., 27 1/2” barrels choked I.C. and I.C. with very good bores which show remnants of a few minor dings and some light longitudinal scoring. The barrels do not appear cut and it is likely they are just slightly short 28s, there is one spot in the left tube which measures at .023”, the balance .025” or over. The barrels retain about 70% later blue, the entire right tube appears as though it has been lightly steel wool cleaned and is now a dull gunmetal gray showing evidence of some light oxidation and pinprick pitting. The hand matted rib is Hunter Arms Company marked and features the pigeon vignette at its rear extension; the top rib is loose and will need to be re-laid. The frame shows sprays of loose open scroll and banknote filigree borderline engraving. It shows an old light cleaning which has softened the engraving only very slightly and the receiver shows remnants of a one-time flaming in an effort to reproduce case-hardened colors. The lockplates are otherwise unmolested and are merely cleaned bright, very lightly so, with the engraving still sharp and the scenes crisp. The triggerguard shows 95% restored blue with some light oxidation and remnants of some light pitting. The checkered straight grip American walnut buttstock and beavertail style forend both rate about excellent, both showing some very lovely grain figure and are very nicely done replacements. The buttstock shows the very beginnings of some light cracks at the rear of the lockplates, these could easily be arrested. The gun seems to lock up tightly and the Hunter one-trigger works appropriately; the ejectors seem slightly weak. The length of pull to the 1” ventilated white line recoil pad is 14 3/8” with drops of 1 5/8” and 2 3/4”. The barrels are slightly off face, both left and right showing a sliver of light, more prevalent on the left tube; the gun is not automatic-safety equipped. A nice pigeon grade overall that could stand a bit of restoration work and would certainly be very worthy of the effort. (36815-45)

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Rare A.H. Fox A Grade Factory Cut-Away Boxlock Double Shotgun Rare A.H. Fox A Grade Factory Cut-Away Boxlock Double Shotgun

Rare A.H. Fox A Grade Factory Cut-Away Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot #88 (Sale Order 88 of 824)

serial #432, 12 ga., 30" Krupp steel barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. This rare factory salesman demonstrator is illustrated in McIntosh's A.H. Fox: The Finest Gun in the World where it is listed as one of seven factory cut-away guns known to the author. He notes that all of the known cutaways have the barrels fully intact (except for one altered later) making them fully functional. This shotgun shows two cuts on left side of frame which exposes the strikers and main springs, a large cut in the bottom which shows the cocking mechanism and a cut in the left side of the wrist/cheek section of stock which shows the safety function. The barrels retain 97% old restored blue finish overall, quite possibly factory work. The action shows simple early style factory "A" pattern engraving and retains generous traces to perhaps 10 or 15% original color case-hardened finish in protected areas with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth gray brown patina. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend show some figure and rate excellent and have probably been lightly cleaned and with freshened finish. This is an extremely rare and cool piece which belongs in a prominent collection of Fox guns. (17034-8) {C&R}

Estimate: 5000 - 8000

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Parker Vh Boxlock Double Shotgun Parker Vh Boxlock Double Shotgun

Parker Vh Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot #89 (Sale Order 89 of 824)

serial #171458, 12 ga on 1 1/2 frame, 28” matted rib barrels choked modified and improved cylinder with bright excellent bores. The barrels have been reblacked and retain about 98-99% finish with some very light remnants of pitting in a couple of small patches. The frame, lever, triggerguard and tangs have all toned to a bright gunmetal gray with some light patches of oxidation staining and a small amount of original case-hardened color remaining underneath the lever. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and splinter forend rate about very good overall showing added finish and several light dings and handling marks from the years; the leading edge of the black grip cap as well as the adjacent wood is lightly chipped. The length of pull to the red rubber replacement buttpad is 14 1/4” from the leading trigger with drops of 1 5/8” and 3”. A very good to near excellent example overall of a Parker VH with plenty of shooting potential. (156837-5) {C&R}

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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

Outstanding Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #90 (Sale Order 90 of 824)

serial #60614, 40-60 WCF, 28” octagon barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows only a couple widely scattered spots of light pitting, one most prominent halfway down the bore. This lovely rifle retains about 98% original bright blue overall. There is some very light high edge wear present, chiefly along the magazine tube hanger and sharp edges of the receiver. The forend nosecap shows a bit of a rub mark along its right side and there are the oddly scattered very light handling mark here or there but otherwise, rifles this fine are very few and far between. The loading gate shows strong pale fire temper blue and the cartridge lifter is a dull goldenrod patina with strong marking, there also being a few very widely scattered spots of light oxidation here or there, they are really unobtrusive. The hammer and lever show some really strong color case-hardening with toning to a nice silvery and smoky case-hardened patina along the outer edge of the lever. The buttstock rates very good to very good plus with strong original varnish and the very light dings and handling marks one would expect from the years. The forend shows a bit more varnish wear, consistent with carry, but with fewer handling marks. The mechanism is crisp and tight and overall, the arm appears as though it may have seen some limited carry but little use. The original silver blade front sight is in place as is the correct ladder-style rear sight. The screw heads are all unmolested and appear unturned. The included factory letter confirms the configuration and shows shipment in November of 1890. Really a superb example of these normally hard-used, hard-working rifles, perhaps the best this writer has seen in the last ten years. If you are searching for the best 1876 available, this gun is it. (37044-3){ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 25000 - 30000

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

Marlin Model 1893 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot #91 (Sale Order 91 of 824)

serial #180386, 38-55, 26” octagon barrel with full length magazine tube and a very good, dark bore with scattered light pits. The barrel and magazine tube retain 40-50% original thinning blue with the balance toning to a pleasing pewter-plum patina; the left barrel flat is marked “Special Smokeless Steel” with diamond engravings flanking both sides. The lever and frame exhibit about 25% original faded case-hardened color, primarily on the lever, with traces remaining in protected areas; the balance has toned to a mottled gunmetal gray patina. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good overall with several dings and dents from the years and about 70% original varnish. Featured are a steel forend cap and crescent buttplate, German silver front blade sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Overall a very nice and honest example of a Model 1893 takedown rifle. (157034-42) {C&R}

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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

Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot #92 (Sale Order 92 of 824)

serial #79436, 38-55 WCF, 26” octagon barrel and full length magazine with a bright very good to near excellent bore with some light frosting in the grooves. The barrel and magazine tube have mostly toned to a pleasing plum brown patina with strong blue still remaining in protected areas and silvering at the muzzle. The frame retains about 30-40% original blue with the balance toned to a similar plum brown patina with a few small clusters of pinprick pitting. The lever and hammer still show trace amounts of original case-hardened color, primarily at the root of the lever, with the balance toned to pewter-brown. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate good to near very good with some dings and dents from the years and a series of 3 cracks at the toe, two on the right side and one on the left, all measuring to roughly 2”. Featured are a Marble 50 front sight and a Remington rear sight. Truly a fine and honest example of this superbly chambered 1894 takedown rifle. (157070-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Carbine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Carbine

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Carbine

Lot #93 (Sale Order 93 of 824)

serial #24394, 45-70, 22” barrel with a very good bore having very light pitting. The barrel, forend tip and barrel band show a pleasing even brown patina with small scattered patches of oxidation staining and some very light impact marks at the muzzle. The frame shows a light plum brown freckling stain surrounding the edges of the sideplates as well as some light handling marks; the saddle ring is still present on the left side of the frame. The dust cover and tangs show a similar aged brown-pewter patina with scattered oxidation staining and light handling marks. The lever and hammer are a dark pewter-brown with no remnants of any original case-hardened color. The plain straight grip walnut buttstock and forend rate about very good overall as refinished with several dings and handling marks present from the years. This carbine is equipped with fixed blade front sight and ladder style rear sight. This is good representative example of a Winchester model 1876 carbine. (176857-9) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Winchester Model 1895 Russian Contract Lever Action Musket Winchester Model 1895 Russian Contract Lever Action Musket

Winchester Model 1895 Russian Contract Lever Action Musket

Lot #94 (Sale Order 94 of 824)

serial #362730, 7.62mm, 28" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 95% original blue finish which is just beginning to thin slightly on the top of the barrel. The action, magazine and lever all retain 85% bright original blue finish displaying scattered scratches and having most loss being on the right side. There is a silver escutcheon plate was neatly inlaid and engraved with the initials "K.F.B.". The barrel bands all retain nearly all of their original blue finish while the buttplate shows finish loss. The plain walnut buttstock has been refinished and has a small chip from left side of tang. The forend and handguard are excellent condition with a little added light finish present and a 2” crack present on the handguard beginning where the wood meets the frame. The stocks still have a nice appearance and good color. The rifle is equipped with its standard military style sights along with a Lyman 41 receiver sight. (176520-599) {C&R}

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Fine Colt Lightning Large Frame Carbine Fine Colt Lightning Large Frame Carbine

Fine Colt Lightning Large Frame Carbine

Lot #95 (Sale Order 95 of 824)

serial #1975, 45-85-285, 22" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a very fine example of the big standard weight large frame saddle ring carbine. The gun shows British proofs on both the barrel and action and shows a saddle ring staple on the left side of action. The condition is very fine with the barrel and magazine retaining about 95% original blue finish which is thinning evenly and blending with a smooth brown patina mostly on the magazine. The action shows a crisp rampant Colt on the left side and retains about 85% original blue which also just shows light thinning and is blending with a smooth brown patina in thin areas. The hammer shows strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and original checkered two-piece forend rate near excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and with some light bruises in the butt and some minor flattening to some of the checkered points. The original carbine buttplate retains about 75% original blue finish with most loss on highest points of toe and heel. The rifle is sighted with a Barleycorn front and reverse mounted carbine rear sight. Large frame Lightning carbines are very unusual as they are still big heavy guns and not practical for typical "carbine use". A very fine example of these rare Colt rifles. Investment quality. (17063-32) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 8000 - 12000

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Peabody Carbine By Providence Tool Company Peabody Carbine By Providence Tool Company

Peabody Carbine By Providence Tool Company

Lot #96 (Sale Order 96 of 824)

.50 RF, 20" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a lovely Peabody carbine. The barrel retains about 95% original blue, loss toning to brown more pronounced under ambient light; the barrel band is a slightly duller mottled gray. The frame, breechblock and lever retain 95-97% nice original case colors with some scattered very fine oxidation staining and minor light handling marks on the frame, the colors crisp and brilliant in areas. The buttplate has mellowed to a slightly duller brown-gray with some strong case color on the tang. The walnut buttstock and forearm rate near excellent showing perhaps some added light finish with a good left side cartouche and a few minor dents and bruises. The lock is crisp and mechanically functional and the saddlering is intact. A nice looking excellent example Peabody carbine overall. (56915-60) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3500 - 5500

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Ball Repeating Carbine By Lamson & Company Ball Repeating Carbine By Lamson & Company

Ball Repeating Carbine By Lamson & Company

Lot #97 (Sale Order 97 of 824)

.50 RF, 20 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore showing just a couple small patches of light oxidation towards the muzzle. This is a fine Ball carbine, the left side of the frame bears all proper markings. The barrel bears an overall brown patina with an area of dull gray just forward of the forend cap along with some fine oxidation staining. The action bears an even mixture of dull brown and smoky gray with generous amounts of brilliant case colors on the breechblock and protected areas around the sling bar area of the frame. The plain walnut stock and forend rate fine to near excellent with a handful of light dents and blemishes and crisp inspectors cartouche in the left side of the stock. The oil quenched finish on the buttplate has toned to a dull brownish-gray with scattered fine pinprick pitting and oxidation staining. A fine and completely honest Ball carbine. (56965-72) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Maynard Second Model Martial Carbine Maynard Second Model Martial Carbine

Maynard Second Model Martial Carbine

Lot #98 (Sale Order 98 of 824)

serial #14977, 50 cal., 20" round barrel with an octagonal breech and a bright excellent bore having a few light pits with bright crisp rifling. The barrel retains about 95% original blue overall thinning to brown with a few sporadic specks of light oxidation and pinprick pitting. The frame retains 97-98% original case colors which have softened only slightly having some scattered specks of very fine oxidation and some very minor marring from the saddle ring. The walnut buttstock rates excellent retaining much original finish with two crisp left side cartouches and a few minor light blemishes. The iron buttplate bears a pleasing mottled brown patina. An extremely fine second model Maynard carbine. (56965-58) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun On Original Watervliet Arsenal Carriage Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun On Original Watervliet Arsenal Carriage

Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun On Original Watervliet Arsenal Carriage

Lot #99 (Sale Order 99 of 824)

serial #463, 45-70 Govt., (10) 32” barrels, seven with very good plus bores showing strong, mostly bright rifling, with three rating good to near very good with strong rifling but with minor pitting, perhaps a few spots more moderate. The outer gun casing is a wonderfully aged tarnished goldenrod patina. The Colt’s Patent Firearms Co. manufacturers marking remains crisp above the trunnions. The breech has the model, caliber marking and serial number still crisp, albeit with some very old antique impact marks present; additionally there is a capital “GA” neatly stamped on the rear housing cover. The “D.F.C.” inspectors marking is stil crisp just below the Colt’s Patent date plate and the housing is dated “1887” ahead of it. While the Accles drum feed plate adapter is old, it is not an original Colt-made part, however its fit is excellent and the drum seems to operate well. The cartridge carrier drum and its backing plate through-which the bolts slide are original and “D.F.C.” inspected. The left and right trunnions are both “U.S.” marked and the heavy bronze yoke appears to be original equipment in every respect. The iron elevation bar appears correct and shows light oxidation remnants and very light pitting consistent with the age of the other correct components, the tensioning screw and knob which lock the elevation bar appear more contemporary. The gun includes what are likely its original front sights; there are two rear sight staffs included as well. The crank handle is unmarked and appears original, showing an old welded repair which is unobtrusive. The muzzles show appropriate very light pitting and appear to be original Gatling Gun barrels, their numbering slightly odd. Starting with the barrel in the No. 1 position, they are each numbered in turn….about 4-5” from the muzzles…in antique serifed font: 39, 15, 14, 34, 24, 15, 39, 24, 2 and 16. The bronze muzzle ring faceplate ring/nut shows peening all around its periphery – the reason is unknown but the nut seems to be affixed well and rotates properly with the faceplate. The bolts are all high-quality replacements, all numbered appropriately to their respective barrel/carrier position, 1-10, but none are inspector marked. Whether they are replacements from the period of use or more contemporary is unknown. It should be noted that the iron tiller bar and the bolt access port cover are also modern replacements, they are functional and well done. The gun rides atop an excellent original 1886-dated Watervliet Arsenal carriage, so-marked on the face of the axle left-to-right: “Watervliet Arsenal 1886 US 5”. The carriage has an old field gray-green paint with all the iron furniture appearing original and painted black. The wheel hubs are manufacturer marked: “Archibald Wheel Co. Lawrence Mass” (in Government testing…the Archibald wheel was found superior to wheels made at Bethlehem Steel). The right side ammunition box pivots and has slots for two Accles feed drums, the left box static and holds an extra, spare pinion gear for rotating the barrels. An original D.F.C.-inspected drum is included, in about excellent condition (the pictured drum is not inspected and is lot #357 in this sale). Factory records indicate that U.S. Model 1883 Gatling Gun serial no. 463, caliber .45 Long, shipped to the U.S. Army, May 20, 1887, meaning it is highly likely this gun and carriage have been together since “day one”. The 1883 model Gatling Guns had dual cyclic rates and could be cranked from either the right side of the gun or the rear of the gun, each providing a different rate of fire. There is no gunners seat present on the trail however at this point it would seem the most effective way to operate the gun would be from the standing position. The gun itself is about 50 1/2” overall length with a length muzzle to pintle ring of 9’. The wheels are about 56” tall and maximum width axle tip-to-axle tip is 75”. The overall height to the top of the Accles drum is just over 65”. Purportedly the gun runs perfectly, in fact the Nick Falcone family would fire the gun once a year with carefully loaded shells, cleaning it meticulously afterward. Rarely are these arms encountered and when they do become available, too many times are in fair repair or on modern-made carriages or tripods. This fabulous example retains many many original parts and sits atop an original, correctly dated field carriage, likely where it was set the day the U.S. Army received it in May of 1887. A truly stunning example for the finest advanced arms collection. (36934-1){ANTIQUE}[Nicholas Falcone Collection]

Estimate: 200000 - 300000

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Palmer Bolt Action Carbine By E.G. Lamson Palmer Bolt Action Carbine By E.G. Lamson

Palmer Bolt Action Carbine By E.G. Lamson

Lot #100 (Sale Order 100 of 824)

serial #366, 50 RF, 20" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and lock plate are properly marked and the lockplate is dated 1865 at the rear of the lockplate. The barrel retains about 98% original brown finish thinning lightly with some minor light scuffs and a scattered light pit here and there. The lock retains all of its brilliant crisp case colors and the case colors on the remaining metal are light, toning to gray, more-so on the barrel band. The walnut stock rates good with a thin crack along the top of the wrist, crisp stock cartouche, matching small secondary proofs below the sling bar and in front of the buttplate tang and numerous minor light dents and blemishes. The action remains crisp and functions mechanically. A nice honest Palmer carbine. (56965-63) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 4500 - 6500

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Smith Civil War Carbine By Mass Arms Company Smith Civil War Carbine By Mass Arms Company

Smith Civil War Carbine By Mass Arms Company

Lot #101 (Sale Order 101 of 824)

serial #21434, .50 cal. percussion 21 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel on this nice Smith carbine retains about 90% original fading deep gray-blue with the balance toning to a lighter mottled pewter and dark gray. The frame and barrel pivot collar retain perhaps 90-92% original color case-hardening with a balance toning to a muted mottled case-hardened patina. The triggerguard shows lovely bright original pale blue with most of the screws showing their fire tempered colors. The top spring shows brilliant pale blue temper. Both buttstock and forend rate excellent with few handling marks and an excellent left-side "GP" inspectors marking on the butt. The left side of the barrel and the stock ahead of the buttplate both show capital letter "B" inspector markings as well. The lock is crisp and mechanically functional. The number "25452" has been lightly scratched into the triggerguard tang. A very minty Smith Civil War carbine overall. (47017-17) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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U.S. Model 1903-A4 Sniper Rifle By Remington U.S. Model 1903-A4 Sniper Rifle By Remington

U.S. Model 1903-A4 Sniper Rifle By Remington

Lot #102 (Sale Order 102 of 824)

serial #4995661, 30-06, 24" two-groove barrel marked "RA / (Ordnance Bomb) / 12-43" with a near excellent bore that has some light freckling toward the muzzle. The metal surfaces retain about 90% of an arsenal parkerized finish that is lightly flaking to brown and lightly graying along the edges. The walnut stocks rate very good and have a few light dings. The scant-C pistolgrip buttstock has a crisp firing proof and a few light arsenal inspector markings including "RIA" "RA" and "FJA". Mounted to the top of the receiver is a correct Weaver Model 330 telescopic sight that features a crosshair reticle and has very good optics. The blued scope body has a few specks of light oxidation but rates excellent otherwise. A green canvas sling and a plastic oiler and cleaning kit are included. A near excellent example of these World War II vintage sniper rifles. (46934-24) {C&R} [Nicholas Falcone Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Elmer Keith’S Famous Custom Mauser .285 Okh Magazine Rifle Elmer Keith’S Famous Custom Mauser .285 Okh Magazine Rifle

Elmer Keith’S Famous Custom Mauser .285 Okh Magazine Rifle

Lot #103 (Sale Order 103 of 824)

serial #81535, .285 OKH, 26” barrel with a bright about excellent bore. The barreled action of this storied rifle retains about 90% of its original blue, the loss due to even fading and high edge wear consistent with the field and range use that this rifle saw. The bottom metal has at this point toned to an even pewter and faded dark gray original blue; the guard screws appear to be replacements, doubtless the originals showed considerable slot wear. The American black walnut stock was built specially to Keith’s specifications by none other than C. W. Frost and rates very good to excellent with some minor handling marks and a number of light drying cracks in the highly figured wood from the years. The stock is Monte Carlo style with flared tapering left-side cheekpiece and a “No-Shoc” solid rifle pad giving a 13 1/4” length of pull to the front trigger. The forend tip is polished hard rubber in a nice schnabel fashion with a matching gripcap. There are checkered panels at the forearm with the grip in a wrap-around pattern, each with loose foliate accents with background stippling, the right side of the grip with a prominent raised “Wundhammer” knob with carved capital “K” at center, a feature common to other rifles favored by Mr. Keith. Amenities include double set triggers, a lever-release floorplate and quick-detach sling swivel studs. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting ramp front sight with simple sourdough blade, custom rear quarter rib with three folding express-style sights, and the bolt shroud is fitted with a custom “Gus” Pachmayr aperture sight, fully adjustable for windage and elevation, the aperture actually able to fold out of the way for use with the express sights. A custom August Pachmayr pivot telescopic sight base and ring set is incorporated, the front base actually soldered beneath the quarter rib, the rear base drilled and tapped to the left side of the action. The rings mount a Lyman Alaskan 2 3/4x scope with post and crosshair reticle and very good optics. Arguably the most famous of Keith's rifles, repeatedly written up and illustrated in his books and used in the legendary duplex load / flash tube priming experiments; Keith had no chronograph and estimated 3200 f.p.s. with the very long but beautifully proportioned 180-gr. Western Tool and Copper spitzer bullets, these in a necked down .30-06 case (!) (..that’s .300 Weatherby Magnum territory!). The rifle is discussed and illustrated in myriad articles and books and included with the gun is an original box of .285 OKH along with a neat example of a sectioned round, showing the long interior flash tube; Keith later sold the rifle to his friend and oft-time hunting partner H. Nelson Busick. Really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own this legendary rifle, accountable for so much game and the subject of great experimentation with Keith’s “forward ignition” flash-tube rounds. (37022-3){C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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Johnson Model 1941 Semi-Auto Rifle Johnson Model 1941 Semi-Auto Rifle

Johnson Model 1941 Semi-Auto Rifle

Lot #104 (Sale Order 104 of 824)

serial #B7628, 30-06, 22 1/2" Johnson Automatics barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original gray-green phosphate finish, the loss due primarily to light fading around the rotary magazine and some high edge wear and some light scratches throughout. The walnut buttstock and forend rate about very good with minor dings and light handling marks from the years. The buttstock has a dark oil finish with some rough edges and light chipping along the leading corners, small slivers missing from the left side and a few small cracks throughout. The gun seems to function well mechanically, and as-is correct with these rifles, the barrel and bolt are not numbered to the receiver. An overall near excellent example of these well-made semi-auto rifles that would benefit from a replacement buttstock. (46983-66) {C&R}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Johnson Automatics Bayonet Johnson Automatics Bayonet

Johnson Automatics Bayonet

Lot #105 (Sale Order 105 of 824)

This lot consists of a Johnson all metal bayonet with leather scabbard for the Model 1941 rifle. The bayonet measures about 12" long and has a 7 3/4" triangular blade. The metal surfaces retain most of the original parkerized finish that is flaking to a rich mottled brown. The base is numbered "145" the ring and rivet are un-numbered. The included brown leather scabbard has some minor scuffs and is unmarked, the stitching is becoming separated at the tip. An excellent example overall of these rare Johnson rifle accessories. (46983-66A)

Estimate: 400 - 600

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A.O. Niedner'S Custom Ballard Schuetzen Rifle A.O. Niedner'S Custom Ballard Schuetzen Rifle

A.O. Niedner'S Custom Ballard Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #106 (Sale Order 106 of 824)

serial #14305, 32-40, 30" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel is a custom Niedner made barrel which is marked "NIEDNER RIFLE CORP, DOWAGIAC, MICH.". The rifle is built on a Ballard No. 6 factory engraved action with adjustable double set triggers and a ball and spur lever. The action features factory scroll engraving with a walking bear in a round panel on left side and a running buck in round panel on right side. In addition to being barreled by Niedner, the rifle was also stocked by him in highly figured American black walnut with a high cheekpiece and perchbelly buttstock and a large Stevens style schnabel tipped forend with folding palm rest neatly inletted at the rear of the forend. The forend is setup for a second static palm rest with a neatly lined hole in bottom of forend exposing a threaded lug which is affixed to the bottom of the barrel beneath forend. The rifle is set up for scope use only with target blocks on barrel and no provision for any other types of sights. The rifle remains in very nice condition with the barrel retaining 98% original blue and the action retaining 95% Niedner applied blue finish. The checkered walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent retaining 95% original oil finish. The Schuetzen buttplate retains 97% nickel plated finish while the lever, breechblock and hammer retain strong original color case-hardened finish. This rifle comes with a photograph of A.O. Niedner holding the rifle in his shop in 1941, a photograph that is published in Dutcher's Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle. In his book Dutcher captions the photo "In 1941, gunmaker A.O. Niedner shows the Ballard Schuetzen rifle he customized and shot successfully for so many years" then goes onto reference the serial number. An important custom Ballard Schuetzen rifle built and shot by one of the great American gunsmiths of the early 20th century. (16650-6) {ANTIQUE} [Michael Petrov Collection]

Estimate: 8000 - 12000

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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 #107 (Sale Order 107 of 824)

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]

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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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 #108 (Sale Order 108 of 824)

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]

Estimate: 4000 - 6000

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Custom 1903 Sporter Magazine Rifle With Niedner Barrel Custom 1903 Sporter Magazine Rifle With Niedner Barrel

Custom 1903 Sporter Magazine Rifle With Niedner Barrel

Lot #109 (Sale Order 109 of 824)

serial #1275953, 400 Niedner, 24” custom Niedner barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces of the barreled action retain about 98% maker applied rust blue, the loss due to some light handling marks and light high edge and contact point wear. The bolt body is bright and shows a very fine random mottled burnishing while the bolt handle has been very nicely checkered in circular patterns on the top and bottom of the knob. The bottom metal shows a bit more wear, retaining perhaps 92%, with some minor scratches around the guard screw holes. The rifle’s original DCM/armory-issue stock was used in the construction of the arm. Slightly deep comb flutes have been added, a hard rubber pistolgrip cap has been fitted and the stock has been coarsely checkered in a borderless pattern in area of grip and forearm. Additionally sling swivels have been added, the front-most hole from the original military swivel base neatly plugged at the time of the sporterizing. There is a small crack at the forend tip, it is tight, and the butt has been fitted with a heavy 1 1/4” Kick-Eez Sorbothane recoil pad (there is some damage along the left edge of the pad in the form of a torn-out piece which was then re-attached) giving a length of pull of 13 5/8”. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting front ramp with a sourdough style insert and a Lyman receiver sight in place on the rear bridge. While unmarked, the gun does not appear to have been sporterized by Niedner, merely barreled. The treatment of the bolt body and handle would suggest G&H work although the stock conversion is more rudimentary. The SRS “Summary of DCM Rifle Sales 1922-42” lists this gun by serial number as a “sporter”, the underside of the barrel is Niedner-marked “1718” being a very late barrel, likely 1940, there are no initials. Nevertheless this is an outstanding large bore American caliber, and in this configuration, in a very affordable package. (36650-24) [Michael Petrov Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 4000

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Marlin Ballard No. 7A Long Range Rifle Marlin Ballard No. 7A Long Range Rifle

Marlin Ballard No. 7A Long Range Rifle

Lot #110 (Sale Order 110 of 824)

serial #746, 44-100 Everlasting, 34" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a wonderful Ballard rifle that is in completely honest condition and with its chain of ownership complete from 1879 to present. The rifle is discussed in Grant's More Single Shot Rifles which was published in 1959 along with its original accessories which remain with the rifle to this day. The rifle features its original long range tang mounted peepsight and Hart windgauge front with spirit level; the comb of the buttstock shows its original heel position sight base. This rifle weighs the proper 10 lbs. and features a full loop lever with single plain trigger. This rifle remains in very nice original condition. The barrel retains about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish overall with silvering along the high edges. The frame retains 85% original mottled color case-hardened finish which has a lovely antique appearance. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining with sharp checkering. The pistolgrip has a nice triangular horn inlay in the base and the forend tip is of nicely carved horn. The checkered steel shotgun buttplate bears a pleasing smooth brown patina. This rifle was presented to W.H. Carter of Akron, Ohio by the members of his rifle club when he retired as president in 1879. After Carter's death his daughter held on to the rifle until she sold it to Kenneth Van der Hulse in 1934. After Mr. Van der Hulse died, his nephew sold it to W.D. Ballenger of Ballenger's Gunshop in Lakeland, FL in 1987 who later sold it to our consignor. The rifle comes with its original Morroccan leather sight case which is embossed on the top lid in gold "Balard (sic) Rifle", along with a full box of Ballard 44-100 cartridge cases, early Ballard ball seater and bullet mould, Ballard re-decapper, a James Dixon powder dipper, numerous paper patched case bullets and a copy of Wingate's Rifle Practice marked in ink on first page "W.H. Carter / July 1877", three tins of primers and some old unused targets. Also included are several pieces of correspondence between Van der Hulse and James Grant dated between 1948 and 1955. The box of cartridge cases, cast bullets and mould are all illustrated in More Single Shot Rifles by Grant and the tools and rifle are discussed in detail and ownership credited to Van der Hulse however Grant mistakenly lists the serial number as "736" an error repeated by Dutcher in his list of known surviving No. 7 long range rifles. An interesting testament to the honest nature of this rifle is a period linen tag inside the sight case which reads "No. 7A / Length 34 / Bore 44/100 / Weight 10 / 746". An absolutely splendid Long Range Ballard rifle with an impeccable pedigree. Investment quality. (17064-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 15000 - 25000

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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 #111 (Sale Order 111 of 824)

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]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Remington Hepburn No. 3 Remington Hepburn No. 3

Remington Hepburn No. 3 "B" Grade Match Rifle

Lot #112 (Sale Order 112 of 824)

serial #8668, 32-20, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features fancy walnut checkered forend and buttstock with cheekpiece and Swiss buttplate. The "REMINGTON ARMS CO." marked barrel retains about 95% original blue finish with some scattered light pitting near the muzzle which is dark and blends in with the finish nicely. The action retains 90% mellow original color case-hardened finish with a couple small patches of light oxidation staining on the left top side of action. The walnut stocks are nicely figured and rate excellent with over 90% original finish remaining and with sharp checkering on the pistolgrip and rather worn checkering on forearm from the rifle being carried. There are some light handling marks in the butt and on the cheekpiece. The iron forend tip and brass Swiss buttplate both retain lots of original nickel plated finish. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, no rear seat and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. A very fine and handsome Hepburn rifle. (16651-25) {C&R} [John and Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Remington Hepburn No. 3 High Power Rifle Remington Hepburn No. 3 High Power Rifle

Remington Hepburn No. 3 High Power Rifle

Lot #113 (Sale Order 113 of 824)

serial #1-9780, 30-40 Krag, 30" round barrel with a very good bore that shows just a little light wear but remains quite bright. This rifle features a checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock without cheekpiece, uncheckered schnabel tipped forend with ebony insert, nickel plated Swiss buttplate and adjustable double set triggers. The barrel shows four added holes for scope blocks and is cut for sporting sights with a beaded blade front present and a blank in the rear slot. The rifle is additionally sighted with a mid-range Vernier adjustable folding tang mounted peepsight. The condition is quite nice with the barrel retaining 90 - 95% original blue finish with a little old light surface oxidation present in some areas. The frame retains about 80% original color case-hardened finish which has softened over time but has a pleasing appearance. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus to excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and just light handling marks present. The original Swiss buttplate retains 97% original nickel plated finish overall. A nice Hepburn rifle. (16520-1918) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Stevens Ideal No. 49 Walnut Hill Rifle On No. 44 Action Stevens Ideal No. 49 Walnut Hill Rifle On No. 44 Action

Stevens Ideal No. 49 Walnut Hill Rifle On No. 44 Action

Lot #114 (Sale Order 114 of 824)

serial #7533, 25-25 Stevens, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a handsome rifle that appears to be a composite piece. The action features loose foliate factory etching with running deer in center of each side. The barrel is marked only "25-25" on top flat at breech with no serial number or barrel address present and the front face of the frame is marked "52" and "0". The rifle features a full loop lever with double set adjustable triggers, a shuetzen style buttstock with large cheekpiece and heavy iron Swiss buttplate. The factory forend is the two screw type with schnabel tip. While all the parts appear to be original Stevens products, the stock and forend show no numbers and the buttplate is marked "433" on the inside. The barrel is of moderately heavy weight being larger than the frame with top three flats rounded to meet the frame. The barrel retains about 75% thinning blue finish which is showing some plum hues coming through. The action is mostly a gray patina which is smooth and free of pitting with well-defined etch. The walnut buttstock and forend are checkered and rate about excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The rifle features a globe target front, no rear seat and a Stevens mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. This rifle has a handsome appearance and a wonderful bore, a perfect rifle to work up some loads for and see what it can do on the range. (16813-1)

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Extremely Rare Japanese Presentation Baby Nambu Pistol Extremely Rare Japanese Presentation Baby Nambu Pistol

Extremely Rare Japanese Presentation Baby Nambu Pistol

Lot #115 (Sale Order 115 of 824)

serial #4675, 7mm Nambu, 3 3/8” barrel with a bright excellent bore showing only some extremely light frosting and only one notable pit about halfway down the bore. The metal surfaces on this superb pistol retain about 98-99% original blue with the only wear being some very light sharp edge toning. The bolt remains bright with stunning straw on the extractor; the trigger shows very good straw color as does the sear bar with the magazine release toned to a pewter, the bolt lock/spring guide a light straw. The checkered walnut grips rate excellent and are numbered to the gun. All of the parts are matching numbered and the guns seems to function as-designed. The top of the frame is inscribed with kanji characters that basically translate to “Imperial Gift” or “Presented by the Emperor” and is Tokyo Arsenal marked. These very rare arms were generally reserved for honor graduates of Military Acadamies and were presented during the Reign of Emperor Taisho (Hirohito’s daddy) circa. 1911-1926.This example comes with two beautiful bright bodied, aluminum base magazines, each numbered to the gun and rating excellent and about excellent. There is a bright nickelled cleaning rod as well and very nice soft flap holster with shoulder strap which rates about very good to fine. Included beneath the ammunition flap are 14 original rounds of 7mm Nambu showing some light verdigris. This serial number is identified in the monumental work Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 in the serial number listings at the back of the book with a letter (P), as a known presentation model. Overall a really amazing example of these very rare Imperial Presentation Baby Nambu pistols. (36520-4503){C&R}[Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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Japanese Baby Nambu Pistol By Tokyo Gas And Electric Japanese Baby Nambu Pistol By Tokyo Gas And Electric

Japanese Baby Nambu Pistol By Tokyo Gas And Electric

Lot #116 (Sale Order 116 of 824)

serial #36243, 7mm Nambu, 3 3/8” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95-97% original blue, the chief loss being on the left edge of the frame with some muzzle and high edge wear. The sear bar retains excellent straw while the trigger has strong traces, the magazine release and bolt lock/spring guide toned more to a pewter. The checkered walnut grips rate very good with some minor flattening of the points more prominent on the right grip; they are appropriately numbered to the gun. The area over the chamber is marked with the TGE logo. All of the parts are matching numbered including the two bright-bodied, aluminum base magazines, one rating excellent the other very good-fine. There is an interesting kidskin holster included which fits the pistol precisely and has an external pocket for the spare magazine. The holster is lined, rates about very good and has intact seam stitching. The rear has a belt loop and there are empty holes where once there were two shoulder strap billets attached, something a civilian owner would not bother to have, likely making this the private purchase holster of some officer. A very nice, very respectable Baby Nambu overall with an intriguing but very nice holster. (36520-4504){C&R}[Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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Japanese Model 1904 Papa Nambu Pistol By Tokyo Gas And Electric Japanese Model 1904 Papa Nambu Pistol By Tokyo Gas And Electric

Japanese Model 1904 Papa Nambu Pistol By Tokyo Gas And Electric

Lot #117 (Sale Order 117 of 824)

serial #8505, 8 mm Nambu, 4 3/4” barrel with a bright about excellent bore showing just some very light frosting along the tops of the lands. The metal surfaces retain about 90-92% original blue with some sparsely scattered light oxidation, the straps at the butt showing some light oxidation and a few light pinprick pits; the lanyard loop with some pitting as well. The bolt remains mostly bright with a few oxidation stains and a small pit, the trigger shows some trace straw, fairly strong on the sear bar. The checkered walnut grips rate very good with some minor flattening of the points, more prominent on the left grip, they are numbered to the gun; the grip screws show some slot damage. All of the numbers are matching but the following: magazine catch, cocking piece, recoil spring guide, bolt lock/spring guide and the ejector. There is a single, bright-bodied magazine with aluminum base included, it is un-numbered and rates about excellent. The pistol rides in a nice hard-flap holster with kanji characters on an apllique’ on the flap. There is a nickel cleaning rod included which rates excellent. The holster itself rates very good plus to fine with only light scuffing and handling marks and mostly tight seam stitching, the top flap billet showing some very minor separation; the shoulder straps are present. The left grip is loose. Overall a very nice Papa Nambu with a very nice holster rig. (36520-4501){C&R}[Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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Mauser Model 1930 Commercial Broomhandle Pistol Mauser Model 1930 Commercial Broomhandle Pistol

Mauser Model 1930 Commercial Broomhandle Pistol

Lot #118 (Sale Order 118 of 824)

serial #854506, 30 Mauser, 5 1/4” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces of this handsome pistol retain about 98 to near 99% original blue showing wear on the sharp edges and at the muzzle, a couple small dings on its left side and a handful of very superficial handling scratches. There is some very nice pale fire temper blue on the extractor, trigger, firing pin block and rear sight slide. The bolt and hammer are a dull gunmetal patina, the hammer with some very light oxidation staining. The 12-groove walnut grips rate about excellent, they are un-numbered and retain nearly all their original varnish with only a couple light dings. The gun comes with a fabulous pebbled pigskin-covered holster stock which is likely original equipment. The exposed portion of the iron is a light gray with a small spot of light pitting. What can be seen of the wood rates very good to excellent, the leather covering in similar condition with tight seams and a few very minor scuffs from the years. There is an external pocket for loaded stripper clips of ammunition. Really a wonderful high-condition broomhandle pistol, early 1930 commercial. (37022-156){C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Rare U.S. Colt Model 1902 Military Pistol Rare U.S. Colt Model 1902 Military Pistol

Rare U.S. Colt Model 1902 Military Pistol

Lot #119 (Sale Order 119 of 824)

serial #15198, 38 Rimless Smokeless, 6" barrel with an excellent bore that shows just a little light frosting ahead of the chamber. The pistol is marked "U.S." on left side of triggerguard bow with the right side showing Rinaldo Carr's "R.A.C." marking and subinspector's mark "K". The right side of the frame shows inspector's initials "J.T.T." and the original lanyard loop is present on left side of butt. The slide shows proper forward positioned checkered panels. All markings remain clear and legible. Metal surfaces of pistol retain about 90% original blue with loss due primarily to light flaking on the slide and wear on the straps. The rounded "stub" hammer retains brilliant original color case-hardened finish. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent. This pistol is listed as a known surviving example in Sheldon's Colt's 38 Automatic Pistols, in fact, it is the highest known example listed being only two numbers from the highest number produced. A very rare and desirable U.S. Martial Colt model 1902 military pistol. (17027-4) {C&R}

Estimate: 14000 - 18000

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Colt Model 1911 Civilian Model Semi Auto Pistol Colt Model 1911 Civilian Model Semi Auto Pistol

Colt Model 1911 Civilian Model Semi Auto Pistol

Lot #120 (Sale Order 120 of 824)

serial #C94137, 45 ACP, 5” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98% original blue, the only thing keeping this gun from being 99% is a small spot of oxidation on the right radius of the slide below the front sight. The diamond-checkered walnut grips rate about excellent, a couple of the grip screws with some light slot damage. The underside of the barrel is “P” stamped and the left lug shows an off-strike “H”; an excellent two-tone lanyard loop base magazine is included. There are a few very superficial handling scratches here and there but overall this is an excellent civilian Colt pistol in a very fine state of condition. (36954-3){C&R}

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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Lovely Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Rifle By Bob Owen Lovely Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Rifle By Bob Owen

Lovely Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Rifle By Bob Owen

Lot #121 (Sale Order 121 of 824)

30-06, 24” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel action retains 95% original rust blue finish which has now toned to a plum brown showing a few spots of light oxidation scattered here and there. The bottom metal shows more wear with toning to pewter along the sharp edges and some light oxidation on the bow. The bolt body is a dull pewter patina with some light oxidation, the handle and shroud toned to a plum brown; the knob showing three very nicely checkered panels on its underside. The rifle is stocked in a very nice grade of English walnut rating very good plus with only some light scattered handling marks from use afield and a sliver chipped from the bone forend tip along its left upper edge which shows an older repair, a small crack just to the rear of this. The stock is lovely and typifies Owen’s work featuring a rounded dual beaded left-side cheekpiece, checkered panels with mullered borders, the forend in a full wrap-around pattern, Owens signature “spearheads” just ahead of the grip panels and a nice blued steel trapdoor pistolgrip cap in place. Additional amenities are a nice checkered trapdoor buttplate showing light engraving, a shield-shaped monogram plate along the toeline which is un-engraved and sling swivels present along the toeline and soldered to the underside of the barrel. The rifle is sighted with a sporting front ramp which supports a gold Lyman bead sight and a Lyman 48 receiver sight, the front ring showing a very nicely matted top surface. The trigger has been honed and is very nice. The rifle is completely unmarked but the work is unquestionably Owens’. Overall a very nice example of Mr. Owens work in a fine state of condition which certainly could be hunted without reservation. (37022-37) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 4000

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Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Seymour Griffin

Lot #122 (Sale Order 122 of 824)

serial #172244, 30-06, 23 1/2” 8-21 dated Springfield Armory barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barreled action retains about 97% original rust blue, the loss due to fading and some high edge wear. The bolt body and extractor are a mostly bright pewter patina with nice pale fire blue on the bolt stop spring. The bottom metal retains about 99% later, nice quality, restored blue, showing some light trace remnants of very light pinprick pitting. The receiver ring is nicely matted and has light scroll while the bottom metal shows the light scroll and ribands that typify Griffin’s floorplates and triggerguard bows. The gun is stocked classic style in a nice piece of English walnut, without cheekpiece, the stock rating very good plus with the expected light dings and handling marks consistent with a hunted rifle, more prominent at the heel of comb. Amenities include a bone forend tip and gripcap, checkered grip and forearm panels, finely checkered trigger face, bent bolt handle with flattened and checkered underside and a checkered steel trapdoor buttplate giving a 14 1/8” length of pull. The rifle is sighted with an ivory bead front sight in the original sight block and a Lyman 48 rear on the rear receiver bridge. A very handsome Griffin rifle that has seen just enough use that it could still be taken afield while preserving its investment potential. (37022-100){C&R}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 4000

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Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Custom Mauser Magazine Sporting Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Lot #123 (Sale Order 123 of 824)

serial #268 (G&H No. 1650), 30-06, 26” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 96% G&H rust blue, the areas of loss due to fading and toning to plum, with some wear to pewter on the high edges and contact points. The receiver races are still bright with engine-turning on the follower and the bolt body and extractor showing parallel diagonal burnishing which remains strong. The classic style English walnut stock rates about excellent with only minor dings and handling marks from the years, a couple more prominent on the left side at butt. The stock has a lovely rounded shadowline cheekpiece, wrap-around grip and forearm checkering patterns, horn forend tip, blued steel gripcap and oval monogram plate along the toeline engraved “M W L”; the length of pull to the checkered Winchester-style steel buttplate is 13 3/4”. The rifle features a quick detach rear swivel stud with barrel band front, lever-release floorplate, and nice tang thumb safety. The face of the trigger has been neatly, finely checkered and the bolt knob has dual teardrop-shaped checkered panels. The gun is sighted with a banded sporting front ramp with brass bead sight (the hood is not present) and a Lyman 48 receiver sight at rear. The left side of the action fitted with a G&H quick-detach base and ring set which mounts a Hensoldt Klein-Dialyt 2 3/4X telescopic sight with adjustable objective, crosshair reticle and bright excellent optics. The top of the barrel is engraved “No 1650 Griffin & Howe Inc. New York”. Overall, a very handsome, very complete and functional vintage sporter with all the classic amenities. (37022-19){C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 4000

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Exceptional Engraved Griffin & Howe Savage Model 99 Rifle By Paul Jaeger Exceptional Engraved Griffin & Howe Savage Model 99 Rifle By Paul Jaeger

Exceptional Engraved Griffin & Howe Savage Model 99 Rifle By Paul Jaeger

Lot #124 (Sale Order 124 of 824)

serial #908148, 250 Savage, 20” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 99% plus maker blue with the bolt body bright and nicely engine-turned. The arm is embellished with absolutely top-quality loose flowing foliate scroll and game scenes, with Elk and Big Horn sheep left and right and a leaping whitetail on the belly of the receiver. The nice scroll continues from the top of the action onto the barrel for about 3 1/2” and from the belly of the frame onto the lever its full length. The rifle is stocked classic style in a nice grade of English walnut with left-side rounded shadowline cheekpiece and engraved blued steel gripcap. Both buttstock and forend are flawlessly checkered, the forend in a wrap-around pattern, the buttstock with additional checkering on the stock cheeks. The stocks rate about excellent overall with minor dings and handling marks from the years, the length of pull to the checkered Niedner style buttplate is 13 1/2”. The barrel has the G&H address and is numbered 2431, the left side of the receiver is signed “Paul Jaeger Jenkintown PA”. The rifle is sighted with an ivory bead front sight and Lyman 29 1/2 rear aperture sight. Really a stunning rifle, wonderfully executed with flawless engraving. (37022-26)[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Bob Wallack Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Bob Wallack

Custom 1903 Springfield Magazine Sporting Rifle By Bob Wallack

Lot #125 (Sale Order 125 of 824)

serial #842726, 35 Whelen, 19” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this diminutive sporter retain about 98% excellent quality maker blue with the bolt body polished bright. The bottom metal shows a bit more wear and a few light scuffs on the front extension. The rifle is stocked classic style in straight grained English walnut, with a flared left-side cheekpiece. Flawlessly executed, the stock has tight inletting and nice checkered panels at the capped grip with a wrap-around pattern on the forearm. There is a quality, quick detachable swivel stud on base inletted along the toeline and a barrel band stud ahead of the forend; the length of pull to the checkered Niedner style buttplate is 13 1/4”. The stock itself rates very good plus to excellent with some minor handling marks from light field use and a couple scuffs on its left side below the magazine cut-off; there is the beginning of a very tiny crack at the rear of the tang which could easily be arrested and made to disappear by any competent ‘smith. The rifle is sighted with a ramp front sight with small ivory bead and a nice Marbles folding leaf rear sight atop a custom steel quarter rib. The rear of the rib is milled for dovetail–style steel scope rings and the rear receiver ring is drilled and tapped for an appropriate steel base; these mount a Lyman Alaskan telescopic sight with post and crosshair reticle and excellent optics. The trigger is nicely tuned and the striker clearly has an extra power spring installed for very quick lock time, with the striker head neatly modified with a 1922-style knurled striker head. The bolt handle is nicely low-swept and the safety is low-scope style as well. The underside of the barrel is numbered “484” and marked “10 / 2 / 50” with the top neatly maker-stamped “L.R. Wallack” and “Langhorne PA”, he would later move to Mayfield NY in 1951, making this a late Langhorne gun. He was an extremely well-thought-of (read that very talented) maker and accomplished shooter “back in the day”, in 1948 he set the 200 yd. world record for a 5-shot group using a Mauser 98 rifle of his own build chambered in 22-250. Wallack authored five books and many articles and was good friends with Harvey Donaldson amongst others. This is a superb rifle in an absolutely classic and very handy configuration, no doubt very robust in this versatile big game caliber. (37022-15){C&R}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 4000

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Custom Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle By Griffin & Howe Custom Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Custom Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle By Griffin & Howe

Lot #126 (Sale Order 126 of 824)

serial #177442 (G&H #1201), 250-3000 Savage. The metal surfaces on this fine rifle retain about 98% excellent quality maker rust blue. The bolt is nicely jeweled and shows little wear. The stocks rate very good plus to near excellent with only very minor handling marks from light use afield. The butt features a rounded left-side cheekpiece and has a flawless wrap-over checkering pattern with additional fine checkering on the cheeks of the stock. There is a blued steel gripcap, finely checkered trigger face, oval silver monogram plate engraved “A.H.E.” and the length of pull to the checkered steel trapdoor buttplate is 14 1/2”. The forend is 3/4 length, as Seymour Griffin was fond of doing, and shows another very nice wrap-around checkering pattern, the forend accented with a horn forend tip; quick-detachable G&H sling studs are in place front and rear. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting ramp front with hood and Patridge-style blade and there is a very nice quarter rib at the rear of the barrel with a two-leaf express sight regulated for 100 and 200 yards; the tang has an adjustable Lyman No. 29 aperture sight. The left side of the action has been fitted with a Griffin & Howe quick detachable scope base and ring set which mount a Zeiss Zielklein telescopic sight with thick Germanic three post reticle and very fine optics. The top of the barrel is engraved with the G&H address and is gun numbered 1201. Really an absolutely super, very classic Savage 99 rifle. (37022-30){G&H}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Fabulous Custom Engraved And Stocked Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle Fabulous Custom Engraved And Stocked Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle

Fabulous Custom Engraved And Stocked Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #127 (Sale Order 127 of 824)

serial #605095, 250-3000, 24" round original Savage barrel with a very good bore. This rifle features magnificent custom game scene engraving in full coverage on the action. The engraving consists of nice tight relief scroll with a bugling elk in detailed forest scene on left side of action and a fox and woodchuck in detailed panel scene on right side of action. While the subject matter is open to debate, the quality of the animal engraving is stellar with fine details beautifully executed down to ribs showing, along with wrinkles in the animal's fur, detailed muscle and even teeth showing in the fox's mouth. The belly of the action as well as the top of action are both engraved in beautifully executed scroll. The belly of the action is signed "H & H ZEHNER / GUNSMITHS / FRANKFURT/M", obviously customized in Germany for an American, probably a GI. The rifle also has claw bases neatly added and is stocked in beautifully figured European walnut with checkered pistolgrip, shadowline cheekpiece and ebony forend tip and gripcap. The stocks show scroll carved decoration bordering all of the checkering with bone and horn diamond shaped inlays on each cheek of the buttstock. The rifle is equipped with sling swivels, ramp mounted blade front sight, no rear barrel sight and currently no tang sight. Mr. Benenson had a proper style German Nickel scope added with custom claw mounted rings which were engraved to match. The buttplate is of horn and is grooved. A very attractive custom 99 rifle. (17022-54) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Custom Engraved Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle Custom Engraved Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle

Custom Engraved Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #128 (Sale Order 128 of 824)

serial #212073, 250-3000, 24” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% plus original engraver blue; the lever was unretouched after engraving and shows smoky color case-hardening. The rifle is beautifully embellished on its left and right flats with panels of excellent quality flowing scroll bordered by fine gold wire inlay. The nice quality engraving continues onto the root of the lever with the gold wire inlay duplicated, this motif also on the barrel at both muzzle and breech with nice wedges of the same quality engraving. The arm is stocked in nice English walnut with a classic style straight grip buttstock and familiar schnabel tip forend. The stocks rate excellent to as-new and are satin finished and flawlessly checkered in factory-style patterns. The length of pull to the original grooved Savage buttplate is 13” and the rifle is sighted with a gold bead Lyman front sight and stamped sheet metal Savage factory rear sight. Really a very beautiful rifle handsomely upgraded which would be a proud addition to any sportsman’s battery. (37022-36)[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Custom Engraved Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle Custom Engraved Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle

Custom Engraved Savage Model 99 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #129 (Sale Order 129 of 824)

serial #959537, 250-3000, 22” barrel with a bright very good plus bore which shows a few widely scattered, very light pits. The metal surfaces retain about 98% nice quality satin blue, likely done after the engraving. The rifle is beautifully stocked in a very fancy grade of English Walnut, according to Mr. Benenson’s notes, by Bill Dowtin. The stocks rate about excellent with a few minor dings and handling marks from careful use afield. The gun is very finely checkered with fleur-de-lis grip panels and a wrap-around forend pattern. The grain is really stunning and the stocks are finished in a lovely red-russet hue. The buttstock features a rounded left-side shadowline cheekpiece with a blued steel skeleton gripcap and a 1” solid red rifle pad for a 14” length of pull. The rifle has nice-quality game scene engraving left and right showing a flock of turkeys and a rocky mountain scene with a mule deer central vignette; these accented by gold border line inlay. There is a gold inlaid diamond on the belly of the frame with a horseshoe at its center; the quality of the work is quite good and the belly of the receiver is signed “ALL”. The rifle is sighted with a Savage brass front blade and a Marbles sporting rear sight. Really a very nicely embellished and stocked rifle in the quintessential Savage caliber, further diligent research may prove the identity of the talented engraver. (37022-32)[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Colt Model 1907 U.S. Army Trials Semi Auto Pistol Colt Model 1907 U.S. Army Trials Semi Auto Pistol

Colt Model 1907 U.S. Army Trials Semi Auto Pistol

Lot #130 (Sale Order 130 of 824)

serial #148, .45 ACP, 5" barrel with an about good bore which shows evident rifling but with light pitting its full length. This pistol is number 148 of 201 purchased for U.S. Army Trials and is appropriately "K.M." inspected, and one of 65 pistols issued to Co. H, 4th Minnesota Cavalry for evaluation. The slide is primarily a brown and pewter patina with remnants of dark gray-blue and scattered light pitting, a spot or two which may be characterized as moderate. The frame is more of a smooth pewter-brown with generous traces of original blue in the protected areas, retaining perhaps 10-15%, with minor impacts around a number of the pins or screw holes. The fully checkered walnut grips rate about very good with some lightly flattened points, the grip screws showing some good pale fire blue. Features a grip safety, loaded chamber indicator (the very tip has broken off) spur hammer and a lanyard loop. A single, correct 1907 magazine is included, rating very good overall with light wear and a few spots of oxidation. The Springfield Research Service lists this pistol by serial number as having been issued in November of 1909 to Troop H. 4th Cavalry, for evaluation, a further notation also reads "altered by Colt". Commanding Officer Lieutenant Burnett, Troop H, 4th Cavalry, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, reported difficulty with chamber and the slide, and stated the (pistol) could only be loaded by pressing on the point of the cartridge with the finger. This jamming and unfamiliarity with the grip safety caused many men to have difficulty in accurately shooting the 1907 model pistols. The ejected shell cases did not seem to bother the horses, but the pistol was found to be difficult to cock and uncock with only one hand. In a second report he stated that the “new sears recently issued by the Ordnance Department are a great improvement over those first issued. Not more than two have been broken during the present practice”…this is likely the “altered by Colt” notation. Lieutenant Burnett considered “..the automatic pistol, in its present state, totally unfit for use by troops. Whether or not it would be a valuable arm were all the defects remedied, is a question I have not been able to determine; but I am somewhat doubtful of the wisdom of arming the average enlisted man with an automatic pistol.” A very good example overall of these extremely rare guns just right to fill that empty hole in a comprehensive Colt collection. (37027-2){C&R}

Estimate: 12000 - 18000

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Custom Steyr Model 1894 Krag Rifle By Holland & Holland Custom Steyr Model 1894 Krag Rifle By Holland & Holland

Custom Steyr Model 1894 Krag Rifle By Holland & Holland

Lot #131 (Sale Order 131 of 824)

serial #107, 6.5x55, 30 1/4” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barreled action retains about 98% H&H rust blue with nicely honed bright races. The bolt body is bright with the knob showing some tiny speckles of oxidation, the extractor with nice pale fire blue and the striker shroud a case-hardened gray. The triggerguard and steel pistolgrip cap retain nice maker-applied color case-hardening, toning slightly on the bow of the guard, the screws showing nice pale blue. The rifle is stocked in English walnut, classic style with a left side rounded shadowline cheekpiece and accented with a bone forend tip. The stock rates very good plus with the expected minor handling marks consistent with a field-used arm and a small chip which was re-affixed just to the rear of the bolt handle. There are nice wrap-around checkering patterns with mullered borders at both grip and forearm and the length of pull to the grooved horn buttplate is 14 1/2”. The handguard rates about very good showing a professional repair to a one-time crack and a couple small cracks at the rearmost portion at the receiver. The steel pistolgrip cap is trapdoor style and the rifle features an adjustable front sight with ivory insert, standard Norwegian military rear sight, modified with gold dots at 500, 1000 and 1500 yards and a nice gold line inlaid in the rear “v” aperture (rather “express-style”) as well as a nice H&H striker-mounted aperture sight on rear of striker proper. The rifle comes in a nice leather and oak luggage case with nicely refreshed interior and Holland & Holland makers label, German silver oil bottle and two turn-screws. One end shows the remnants of an old label with “6.5 mm” and remnants of the 98 New Bond St. address, there are no Holland markings on the gun but British proofs are present and the Steyr marking was removed at the time the arm was refurbished by Holland. The case is about very good with light scuffs and a detached handle billet on one side (it is no longer present). Really a very special rifle overall in a very fine state of condition, never before encountered as a quality magazine sporting rifle modified by one of England’s finest makers. (37022-44){ANTIQUE}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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Interesting Custom Krag 1898 Fullstock Sporting Rifle Interesting Custom Krag 1898 Fullstock Sporting Rifle

Interesting Custom Krag 1898 Fullstock Sporting Rifle

Lot #132 (Sale Order 132 of 824)

serial #317522, 30-40 Krag, 30 1/4” barrel with an otherwise bright excellent bore which shows only one notable pit 5” ahead of the throat. The metal surfaces retain about 97% nice professional browned finish, showing the remnants of a few very sparse and very light pits here and there; they are unobtrusive and confined mostly to the magazine loading gate. The bolt body remains bright with remnants of light pitting on the extractor and shroud. Really very neatly stocked in early American 1770’s-pattern full stock sporting rifle fashion, this Krag has a very “Kentucky Rifle” appearance. The stock rates about excellent overall with a satin semi-gloss finish and very few handling marks. The barrel is actually pinned to the stock as a true fullstock flintlock sporter would be. The rifle features a brass nosecap, cleaning rod thimbles, single spur triggerguard, butt and toe plates and a nice down-folding patchbox. The triggerguard has a pineapple front extension and light engraving which continues onto the other brass furniture; the buttplate a very early-style with wide flaring butt, nearly flat faced. The stock appears to be maple and has a rich red-russet finish with light incise scroll carving and a nice square bottom left-side cheekpiece. There is a steel cleaning rod included and the arm has a rather tall brass blade front sight with the original 1898 rear sight in place on the barrel. The rifle is the work of Dr. Gary B. White of Utah, a locally known gunsmith and builder of muzzleloading rifles. Overall a really neat, somewhat “folky” custom Krag with a nicely executed “Kentucky rifle” stock, sure to turn heads at the range or wherever she’s taken. (37022-189)[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Sedgley Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Sedgley

Custom 1892 Krag Magazine Sporting Rifle By Sedgley

Lot #133 (Sale Order 133 of 824)

serial #4976, 30-40 Krag, 24” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98% maker blue with light toning on the high edges. The bolt body and handle remain bright with the body showing nice spiderweb burnishing and a few spots of hardened oil or very light oxidation. The bolt handle has been very gracefully swept and the knob dual panel checkered while the Krag loading gate has been replaced with a nice Sedgley flush-mount gate. The triggerguard, buttplate and steel pistolgrip cap are neatly etched in a nice flowing grape leaf and vine pattern, the guard and cap left bright, the buttplate nicely blued. The rifle is Manhattan Gun and Repair Shop stocked with their “Alpine” pattern stock. These stocks are classic style with a squarish, left-side Germanic cheekpiece and a widely flared, almost beavertail-like forearm. The stock itself rates very good plus to excellent with only minor dings and handling marks very sparsely scattered here and there. The grip features nicely checkered panels which meet atop the wrist, while the forearm has a wrap-around pattern. There are generous quick-detach swivel studs in place and the forend tip is horn. The rifle is sighted with a banded sporting ramp front with hood and brass bead and the rear ring mounts a Lyman 48 receiver sight. Additionally there is a nice quality quarter rib mounted to the barrel as provision for quick detachable dovetail-style scope rings; a set of 1” steel rings is included. The top of the barrel beneath the quarter rib is neatly maker-marked “R.F.Sedgley Inc. Phila PA USA”. Really a super vintage sporter in a very rarely encountered configuration, these Manhattan stocks almost never encountered. (37022-114){ANTIQUE}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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

Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot #134 (Sale Order 134 of 824)

serial #100690, 25-21 Stevens, 28" No. 2 weight part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle has an interesting factory letter showing that it originally shipped in 1905 as a plain trigger 25/35 with a No. 3 weight barrel and then a return and repair in 1911 with the changes listed as "Changed on February 18, 1911 to rifle, 25-21 Stevens, #2--28 inch octagon barrel, single set trigger" which is the configuration it remains in today. The rifle is additionally fitted with an 18 1/2" Wm. Malcolm scope which is numbered "4788" on original adjustable bases. The condition of the rifle is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 95% original blue which is fading evenly. The rifle is fitted with scope bases which show four added holes in the top flat to accommodate the bases, the front mount obscures the barrel address, the rear likely the caliber marking. There is a small scuff on the left flat of the barrel just ahead of the frame. The frame retains about 95% original blue finish showing some nice light striations on the sides. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good with about 70% original finish remaining and with wear being on wrist as well as on the belly of the forend from honest use. The rifle is equipped with a standard crescent buttplate. The rifle features a beautiful gold washed Beach combination front sight, a blank in rear slot and the previously mentioned Malcolm scope. A neat old High Wall in an unusual chambering. According to a letter from Lorance Newburn, this rifle was owned by Frank Lucas who was a personal friend of Ned Roberts, it was later owned by Dan Teal, Lowrance Newburn, Brian Kent and the Wills'. Included with the rifle is said letter, a breech seater and three different bullet moulds. (6651-34) {C&R} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 3500

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Exquisite 1898 Krag Sporting Magazine Rifle By Jerry Fisher Exquisite 1898 Krag Sporting Magazine Rifle By Jerry Fisher

Exquisite 1898 Krag Sporting Magazine Rifle By Jerry Fisher

Lot #135 (Sale Order 135 of 824)

serial #242552, 30-40 Krag, 26” Krieger cut-rifled match grade barrel with an as-new bore. The metal surfaces retain about 99% exceptional quality maker rust blue, sadly showing a few sparsely scattered spots of light oxidation which has resulted in pinprick pitting, notably on barrel ahead of forend tip, with some smaller spots on the loading gate and right rear of receiver. The receiver races are honed bright and the bolt body is bright with nice fine spiderweb burnishing; the extractor a vivid fire temper blue. The rifle is masterfully stocked, classic-style in a beautiful grade of French walnut, handsomely satin finished. The stock is accented with a nice ebony forend tip, blued steel pistolgrip cap and a pre-war checkered steel trapdoor buttplate, nicely engraved at the widow’s peak, providing a 13 3/8” length of pull. The stock has a very tasteful left-side shadowline, beaded cheekpiece and the grip and forearm have flawlessly executed wrap-around checkering patterns with mullered borders; there are quick-detachable sling swivel eyelets front and rear. The bow of the triggerguard and blued steel gripcap have been nicely engraved by Len Francolini in a simple geometric pattern with some light scroll accenting on the cap. The action tang was nicely narrowed, the bolt handle narrowed and sculpted, and a bedding / recoil block added to the underside of the barrel 3 1/2” ahead of the receiver. The arm is sighted with a banded sporting front ramp with hood and simple brass bead with a flip-up “moonglow” night bead, there is no rear sight seat and the bolt shroud has been fitted with a vintage Belding and Mull fully adjustable aperture sight. The trigger has been replaced with a commercial adjustable Dayton-Traister trigger unit with custom wide, recurved trigger with very finely stippled face. Truly the pinnacle of custom Krag rifles, Mr. Benenson’s notes indicate a maker-fired 9-shot group of 1 1/2”, assuring that the arm truly does shoot as good as it looks. The rifle is cased in a top-quality oak and leather luggage style case with red interior with makers label on the lid and dual luggage straps. The interior holds the case’s key, a silver oil bottle and a steel cleaning rod with bone handle. The exterior leather surfaces show some light water staining and the canvas over-sleeve is slightly soiled but still functional. Overall a magnificently executed rifle by this undisputed master of his craft, likely the finest custom Krag rifle extant. (37022-40)[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 4000 - 6000

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Stevens-Pope Ideal Muzzleloading Pope Special Rifle On No. 44 1/2 Action Stevens-Pope Ideal Muzzleloading Pope Special Rifle On No. 44 1/2 Action

Stevens-Pope Ideal Muzzleloading Pope Special Rifle On No. 44 1/2 Action

Lot #136 (Sale Order 136 of 824)

serial #11672, 38-72, 30" full octagon left hand rifled barrel has a bright excellent bore, is number 767, coded "21 / 1 24" on bottom flat and is complete with original false muzzle numbered to the barrel. In addition to the serial number the lower tang is also marked "47" and the front face of action is unmarked. The barrel is milled for Pope scope mounts and bears the standard "STEVENS-POPE" address. The rifle features a full loop lever with adjustable double set triggers and heavy iron Swiss buttplate. The condition of the rifle is very nice with the barrel retaining about 95% original blue finish overall with some silvering along the high edges. The action retains about 50% original color case-hardened finish which has faded to a silver gray with subtle streaks of color overall. The buttstock and forend both fit beautifully and are both numbered "993" with the buttplate being numbered "312". The stocks are beautifully figured factory Stevens stocks with finely checkered pistolgrip and forned with fancy borders, the bottom of the pistolgrip is also very finely checkered. The stocks are in excellent condition with sharp checkered and retaining 95% plus original finish overall. The rifle is equipped with sling stud threaded into bottom flat of barrel and into the toeline of the stock. The forend is equipped with a Pope palm rest which remains in excellent condition with 97% original nickel plated finish on the base. The rifle is sighted with a globe target front, no rear seat and a Stevens 104 Wind gauge Vernier tang mounted peepsight with combination eyecup. Additionally the rifle is sighted with a Stevens No. 474 telescope sight mounted in Pope mounts. In addition to the original false muzzle there is also a nicely made reproduction brass starter included. A very handsome Stevens-Pope single shot rifle with all the accuracy bells and whistles. (16106-59) [Warren Greatbatch Collection]

Estimate: 7000 - 9000

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Stevens Tip Up Target Rifle Stevens Tip Up Target Rifle

Stevens Tip Up Target Rifle

Lot #137 (Sale Order 137 of 824)

serial #16551, 38-55, 28" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features a factory walnut forend and globe target front, no rear seat and a nice windage adjustable folding Vernier tang mounted peepsight. The barrel retains about 95% original blue finish with some old light surface oxidation present. The frame retains 98% restored nickel plated finish with some surface roughness visible beneath the finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with about 95% original finish remaining and with very few handling marks. The rifle comes with a breech seater, bullet mould blocks and two extra front sight inserts. Overall a very handsome rifle with nice sights and a great bore. (16651-38) {ANTIQUE} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 800 - 1200

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Custom Engraved Winchester Model 1885 By Griffin & Howe Custom Engraved Winchester Model 1885 By Griffin & Howe

Custom Engraved Winchester Model 1885 By Griffin & Howe

Lot #138 (Sale Order 138 of 824)

(G&H No.313), 250-3000 Sav., 26” barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this nicely engraved rifle retain about 99% G&H rust blue. The frame is neatly engraved with nice panels of scroll and borderline engraving in about 75% coverage. The lever is neatly inlaid “CGG” in gold, rather art deco-style. The gun is stocked classic style with a somewhat high comb, in a stunning piece of English walnut. The stock and forend rate excellent with only sparsely scattered very light handling marks. There are lovely checkered panels at the grip with a wrap-around pattern on the forend, these with mullered borders. There is a nicely engraved blued steel gripcap and the forend has a horn tip; the length of pull to the checkered steel buttplate is 13 1/2”. The left side of the frame has been fitted with a well-done spring-loaded plunger which actuates on the extractor, ostensibly making it more positive and acting as an ejector. The rifle is sighted with a sporting ramp front with brass bead, no rear seat, and a Lyman No. 103 aperture sight on tang. There is a single dovetail-style scope base affixed to the barrel directly in front of the action, it has a single half-moon cut for some type of ring set. Really a super, very handsome rifle in a fabulous low-recoiling whitetail caliber. (37022-28){C&R}[Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Stevens Tip Up Target Rifle Stevens Tip Up Target Rifle

Stevens Tip Up Target Rifle

Lot #139 (Sale Order 139 of 824)

serial #22649, 32-35, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a very good plus bore. This rifle is identified by Mr. Wills as a Model 9 and features a factory walnut forend along with a Swiss buttplate and nicely figured wood. The barrel retains about 90 - 95% original blue which is thinning evenly and has a nice appearance. The frame retains about 50% original nickel plated finish which has flaked and shows a smooth brown patina in those areas. The hammer shows a good deal of original fire blue as does the trigger. The walnut stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with only a few light handling marks. The buttplate retains 95% original nickel plated finish and fits as though it was one with the stock. The rifle is sighted with a globe target front, no rear seat and a folding Vernier tang mounted folding peepsight. A breech seater and resizing tool accompany the rifle. (6651-43) {ANTIQUE} [John & Jan Wills Collection]

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Fine Consecutively Numbered Pair Of Factory Engraved Manhattan Percussion Navy Type Revolvers Fine Consecutively Numbered Pair Of Factory Engraved Manhattan Percussion Navy Type Revolvers

Fine Consecutively Numbered Pair Of Factory Engraved Manhattan Percussion Navy Type Revolvers

Lot #140 (Sale Order 140 of 824)

serial #58490 & 58491, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" octagon barrels with near excellent bright bores. These revolvers feature wonderful relief floral scroll engraving on frames, grip frames, hammers, barrels and loading levers. The cylinders feature the standard roll engraved patterns. In addition to the engraving the guns both wear original relief carved ivory grips #58490 with liberty eagle grips and #58491 with a relief carved wreath. These revolvers are the only consecutively numbered engraved pair of Manhattans known and were part of the famous Waldo Nutter collection of Manhattan firearms and are photographed and described in his book Manhattan Firearms which was published in 1958. Metal surfaces of revolvers bear a pleasing smooth gray brown patina with traces of original finish visible in protected areas. There are a couple small patches of very fine pitting present, all markings remain clear and legible. The gripframe of revolver #58490 retains a pleasing and rich, untouched brass patina while the gripframe of revolver #58491 retains 95% original silverplated finish which has taken on a lovely tarnish. The one-piece ivory grips both rate about excellent with a lovely yellow patina and with just light wear to the highest points of the raised carved scenes. It is interesting to note that the barrel of revolver number "58401" while all other components are numbered correctly "58491". In Nutter's book he states that pairs such as these are "considered to be the acme of an arms collection by many collectors". I think most collectors would agree with Mr. Nutter's assessment of these fabulous Manhattans. A rare opportunity for the Manhattan collector to acquire this most important set of published revolvers. (16655-34A, 34B) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 25000 - 35000

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Factory Engraved Manhattan Series Iii Percussion Navy Type Revolver Factory Engraved Manhattan Series Iii Percussion Navy Type Revolver

Factory Engraved Manhattan Series Iii Percussion Navy Type Revolver

Lot #141 (Sale Order 141 of 824)

serial #42849 all matching including wedge, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" octagon barrel with a very good bright bore that shows a couple patches of oxidation toward muzzle. This revolver features lovely loose factory flowing scroll engraving on the frame, hammer, gripstraps, barrel and loading lever. The engraving is beautifully executed with neatly punch-dot shaded background. The condition is nice with the metal surfaces retaining an even and very smooth light brown patina with no pitting and maybe just a patch or two of light oxidation staining. The engraving all remains sharp and crisp and the cylinder scene is about 85% visible. The brass gripstraps retain about 15 - 20% original silverplated finish with the exposed brass showing a wonderful untouched patina. The antique two-piece ivory grips are adhered to a block of wood giving them the appearance of one-piece grips. The grips show nice age with yellowing patina, slight shrinkage and rate excellent. This is a very handsome and fine factory engraved Manhattan. (16655-26) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 4000 - 6000

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Manhattan Firearms Navy Model Percussion Revolver With Spare Cylinder Manhattan Firearms Navy Model Percussion Revolver With Spare Cylinder

Manhattan Firearms Navy Model Percussion Revolver With Spare Cylinder

Lot #142 (Sale Order 142 of 824)

serial #812, 36 Cal, 4” octagon barrel with a very good lightly pitted bore. The barrel is a even mix of smooth gray and brown patina with 50% original blue remaining. The six-shot, 10 stop cylinder retains 60% original blue finish with the balance flaking to a brown patina. The second cylinder is a six-shot, 12 stop and is mostly gray with small traces of original blue. Both cylinder scenes remain crisp and clear. The loading lever has toned to a dark smoke gray which shows some original case colors in the protected areas. The frame shows about 30% case-hardened colors with the balance toning to a light gray and having light scattered spots of freckled brown spots. The backstrap and triggerguard show generous amounts of their original sliver plated finish with the remainder toning to a goldenrod brown. The one-piece walnut grips rate excellent displaying a few light dings and handling marks over a flaking varnish. The gun functions very good mechanically and is tight; all of the numbers including both cylinders and the wedge match. Overall a lovely Manhattan. (176229-113) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Manhattan Navy Model Percussion Revolver With British Proofs Manhattan Navy Model Percussion Revolver With British Proofs

Manhattan Navy Model Percussion Revolver With British Proofs

Lot #143 (Sale Order 143 of 824)

serial #4654, 36 Cal, 4” octagon barrel with a very good bore showing very small pits and excellent rifling. The barrel retains about 85% evenly thinning original blue finish which is just beginning to tone to brown with finely freckled pinprick surface oxidation. The six-shot, 12 stop cylinder retains 75-80% original blue with the balance toning to a pleasing brown patina. The cylinder scene remains crisp and clear. The loading lever has toned to a dark smoke gray which shows a dark case color pattern. The frame is a case-hardened patina, mostly dark silver with a spot or two showing some trace colors, the hammer is in the same condition. The backstrap and triggerguard are primarily a tarnished goldenrod patina showing areas of freckled brown spots and small impact marks. Some of the screw slots show some minor damage. The one-piece walnut grip rares excellent displaying just a few light handling marks and is correctly penciled numbered to the gun. The gun functions good mechanically and is tight. All numbers are correctly numbered to the gun including the wedge. (176655-40) {ANTIQUE}? [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1875 First Model Schofield Revolver U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1875 First Model Schofield Revolver

U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1875 First Model Schofield Revolver

Lot #144 (Sale Order 144 of 824)

serial #1390 all matching, 45 S&W, 7" ribbed round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very fine Schofield revolver. The revolver shows proper "US" marking on butt and shows a faint cartouche on left grip panel. The condition is quite nice with the barrel retaining about 40% original blue finish with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder retains nice original blue in flutes with the balance being an even and smooth brown patina. The frame retains about 75 - 80% bright original blue finish with most loss on the straps which are mostly a smooth and even brown patina. The barrel catch and corresponding lug on topstrap retain 90% original oil quenched case-hardened finish and the hammer shows a good deal of original faded color case-hardened finish. The two-piece walnut grips rate about very good with even wear and little original finish remaining and they remain quite smooth with just a few light impact marks on the butt. The cartouche on bottom of left grip remains visible although quite light. It is unusual to find a Schofield with this much bright blue finish. This is a fine investment quality example. (17063-12) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 8000 - 12000

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Manhattan Firearms Pocket Model Series I Percussion Revolver Manhattan Firearms Pocket Model Series I Percussion Revolver

Manhattan Firearms Pocket Model Series I Percussion Revolver

Lot #145 (Sale Order 145 of 824)

serial #2051, 36 Cal, 6 1/2” octagon barrel with a very good pitted bore but shows strong rifling. The barrel is mostly a smooth brown patina with mottled remains of original blue. The five shot, 10 stop cylinder is an overall dull pewter gray with some remnants of a blue finish but with good cylinder scene panels all still fully visible. The frame is a gray and flaked silvery case-hardened patina with scattered areas of light pinprick pitting. The backstrap and triggerguard are primarily a tarnished goldenrod patina which is engraved in a later confederate attribution, in a fancy script that reads “LT FRANK SHAW 2ND CAV CSA 1861”. Some of the screw slots show some minor damage. The one-piece walnut grip rate excellent showing light dings and handling marks and wear along the sharp edge of the butt. All the numbers are matching excluding the wedge. The gun functions good mechanically and is tight. An attractive Manhattan nonetheless. (176229-83) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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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 #146 (Sale Order 146 of 824)

45 ACP, 4” barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel is light gray with a smooth grind mark and some slight discoloration to the barrel from the welding. The frame of the pistol preserves the original light gray corrosion resistant finish with scattered light scratches for an overall rating of about 98%. The zinc cocking knob is in near excellent condition with light operation marks and the original magazine plate is present. This model 3 has four oil holes and no cavity mold number is present on the cocking knob. The crescent / F mark is not under the breech but two such marks appear on the right side of the chamber. One mark is parallel with the barrel and the other is perpendicular. This is a wonderful condition Liberator with an unusual variation of the crescent / F marking. (86229-884) {C&R}

Estimate: 2500 - 3000

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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 #147 (Sale Order 147 of 824)

45 ACP, 4” barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel is light gray color with a smooth grind mark on the weld which has a few imperfections. The light gray corrosion resistant finish on the frame has some scattered light scratches and a few light oxidation blemishes for an overall rating of about 98%. The zinc cocking knob is in excellent condition and the original magazine plate is present. This model 3 has four oil holes and cavity mold number 45 is present on the cocking knob. There is no crescent / F mark under the breech. This Liberator is still fully functional and would be a great addition to any World War II collector’s kit. (86229-728) {C&R}

Estimate: 2500 - 3000

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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 #148 (Sale Order 148 of 824)

45 ACP, 4” barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel is medium gray color with a smooth grind mark and exhibiting a few oxidation blemishes around the crown. The light gray corrosion resistant finish on the frame has some scattered light scratches for an overall rating of about 98%. The zinc cocking knob is in near excellent condition with a few light operation marks and the original magazine plate is present. This model 3 has four oil holes and cavity mold number 40 is present on the cocking knob. There is no crescent / F mark under the breech. This Liberator is still fully functional and is a must have for any clandestine memorabilia collectors kit. (86229-890) {C&R}

Estimate: 2200 - 2800

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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 #149 (Sale Order 149 of 824)

45 ACP, 4” barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel and frame are an even light gray corrosion resistance finish that is still partially coated in the original packing Cosmoline which has dried to a caramel color. The metal surfaces are a mottled mix of caramel and gray with additional oxidation blemishes flaking to brown on the left side of the frame for an overall rating of about 90% plus. The zinc cocking knob is in near excellent condition with light operation marks and the original magazine plate is present. This model 3 has four oil holes, cavity mold number 24 is present on the cocking knob and there is no crescent / F mark under the breech. R.W. Koch in The FP-45 Liberator Pistol 1942 – 1945 states that many Liberators were coated in Cosmoline then wrapped in wax paper and bulk packaged 50 to a crate in lieu of the paraffin dipped individual boxes. The Liberator is not often seen with the original packaging preservative and it offers yet another variation for the avid collector. (87044-2) {C&R}

Estimate: 2200 - 2800

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Wonderful Pair Of American Flintlock Kentucky Pistols Wonderful Pair Of American Flintlock Kentucky Pistols

Wonderful Pair Of American Flintlock Kentucky Pistols

Lot #150 (Sale Order 150 of 824)

.66 caliber, 10 1/2" part round part octagon pin fastened octagon barrels. These pistols are not maker marked and feature "SHARPE" marked British locks with gooseneck cocks, bridled frizzens and non-roller frizzen spring. The barrels show a small sixteen sided section at the transition to round and a set of turned rings just at the final transition and another just beyond the transition. The stocks are of curly maple and have brass and silver furniture. The furniture is rudimentary but very endearing in nature with halfmoon food chopper and upswept tear-drop-shaped lock screw washers. The triggerguards show matching triangular points at the forward tips with simple engraved sunburst patterns on the outer bows. The tops of the wrists show rudimentary silver wire inlay along with lozenge shaped silver inlays. The barrel pin escutcheons are also of silver and lozenge shaped, the ramrod thimbles are of brass, as are brass bands at muzzle which not only help protect the tip of the stock but also act as an escutcheon for the forward barrel pin. The butts are both capped with brass with simple stylized extensions curling up the back of the grip slightly. The condition of the pistols is very nice with the locks each bearing a pleasing medium gray patina with just a little light oxidation staining and with crisp clear markings. The barrels are a lovely untouched gray patina with a few light impact marks and some light pitting confined mostly to the touchhole areas. The toucholes are slightly worn, completely undisturbed and these pistols are indeed in original flintlock configuration. The stocks retain a good deal of original finish and show a fabulous patina with the grain being not only visually appealing but it can also be felt. The high edges are lighter in color as there is some light wear to the finish showing the lighter maple coming through. Both brass tipped ramrods are present and appear to be original to the guns. A fabulous set of American Flintlock Kentucky pistols which are completely honest and untouched. A fine set of pistols for those who fancy true Americana. (16893-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 25000 - 35000

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Fine Massachusetts Percussion Pistol By Hapgood Of Shrewsbury Fine Massachusetts Percussion Pistol By Hapgood Of Shrewsbury

Fine Massachusetts Percussion Pistol By Hapgood Of Shrewsbury

Lot #151 (Sale Order 151 of 824)

.40 Cal, 6 1/2” part octagon part round patent breech barrel with a very good plus rifled bore. The barrel is a lovely original plum brown with a simple brass blade front sight and is maker marked on its top flat “J Hapgood/Shrewsbury” and shows a federal eagle head touch mark, perhaps signifying this was destined to be a secondary martial arm. The lightly engraved tang shows some strong color case-hardening with muting in the flash area of the nipple. The lockplate and hammer show the same light loose flowing scroll with maker mark surrounded by light scroll “J Hapgood”, they show some strong trace color case-hardening, the balance a mottled smoky case-hardened patina. there is a simple turned brass ramrod thimble and lightly engraved tailpipe with a rather fancy guard showing a chiseled pineapple front extension and very good quality loose scroll on the bow. The American black walnut stock is slightly folky and rates very good plus to excellent with some very nice figure in the grain, much original varnish and only minor dings and handling marks. There is a horn forend tip and the barrel is retained with a single wedge through oval German silver escutcheons. The butt cannot quite decide whether it wants to be rounded or flat bottomed, Hapgood deciding ultimately on the flat bottomed and installing an oval German silver monogram plate in it, there is another which matches it atop the wrist. The lock is crisp and mechanically functional with a very robust hammer spring and the original brass-tip ramrod is included. The only detractor on the arm is a small 1” chip missing atop the front of the lock, any good wood man worth his salt could make a replacement piece that would be virtually undetectable. Joab Hapgood was active in Shrewsbury Massachusetts from 1826-1847, and from then in Boston until 1864. Really a very lovely early American percussion pistol showing its flintlock roots. (36520-1179) {ANTIQUE} [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot #152 (Sale Order 152 of 824)

serial #SA72212, 44-40 WCF, 5 1/2” barrel with an excellent bore. The nickel plated finish on this third generation revolver is in excellent condition and rates about 99% overall. The factory ivory grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions are in wonderful condition and lend an air of elegance to the gun. The grips and cylinder are correctly numbered to the gun. This gun also features a Bullseye ejector rod head and blackpowder frame. Included with the gun are factory box with Styrofoam insert that is correctly end labeled and numbered to the gun, paperwork, hang tag and a manual. This fine gun appears to be as new in the box. (86520-4381) [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 2000 - 2500

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot #153 (Sale Order 153 of 824)

serial #SA34287, 44 Special, 4 3/4” barrel with an excellent bore. The nickel plated finish on this third generation revolver is in excellent condition with a few faint scratches seen for an overall rating of about 99%. The factory ivory grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions are beautifully executed and remain in like new condition. The grips and cylinder are correctly numbered to the gun. Included are a factory box with Styrofoam insert that is correctly end labeled and numbered to the gun, paperwork, hang tag and a manual. This excellent condition gun appears to be as new in the box. (86520-4380) [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot #154 (Sale Order 154 of 824)

serial #SA55269, 45 Colt, 4 3/4” barrel with an excellent bore. The nickel plated finish on this third generation revolver is in excellent condition for an overall rating of about 99%. The genuine factory ivory grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions remain in like new condition. The grips and cylinder are correctly numbered to the gun. Included are a factory box with Styrofoam insert that is correctly end labeled and numbered to the gun, paperwork and a manual. This gun remains in wonderful condition and appears to be as new in the box. (86520-4238) [Richard “Stretch” Kennedy Collection]

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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U.S. Smith & Wesson No. 3 First Model American Scarce And   Early U.S. Smith & Wesson No. 3 First Model American Scarce And   Early

U.S. Smith & Wesson No. 3 First Model American Scarce And Early "Oil Hole" Variation Revolver

Lot #155 (Sale Order 155 of 824)

serial #431, 44 S&W, 8" round ribbed barrel with a very good bore. These first model Americans were the first cartridge revolvers purchased by the U.S. Government and some were known to have been used at the Battle of Little Big Horn and favored by western characters such as William F. Cody and Wyatt Earp. The metal surfaces of revolver retain a pleasing smooth and even gray brown patina with all markings remaining clear and legible. Tiny sub-inspectors initials "A" on lower left side of frame and "P" on right side of ejector housing, in cylinder flute and right side of frame also remain clear and legible. The two-piece walnut grips rate very good plus with some old added light finish and they are numbered on the inside "9754". The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing the revolver shipping to the U.S. Government, Springfield Armory on March 16, 1871. A very nice example of these scarce and very early U.S. martial cartridge arms. This revolver was formerly part of the well-known Charles Duffy collection. (17063-9) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 7000 - 9000

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U.S. Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle By Springfield Armory U.S. Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle By Springfield Armory

U.S. Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle By Springfield Armory

Lot #156 (Sale Order 156 of 824)

50 CF, 36" barrel with a near fine bore having strong rifling with patches of light oxidation towards the front of the bore. The barrel, bands and nosecap are an overall dull gun metal patina with some scattered fine oxidation staining. The case-hardened frame has acquired a soft brown-gray patina with fine oxidation staining and generous traces of case colors still particularly bright around the pivot pin plate. The hammer and breech block remain bright with some light oxidation staining on the inside of the block and the buttplate is mottled brown with minor light handling marks and specks of oxidation. The frame is properly marked on both sides and is dated "1872", the buttplate tang is marked with a crisp "U.S. / 47". The walnut buttstock and forend rate fine retaining much original varnish with crisp left side cartouche and numerous honest light handling marks. The mechanism is crisp and mechanically functional and what appears to be an original cleaning rod is present. An overall fine example 1871 rolling block. (56965-14) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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Springfield Armory-Altered Spencer Model 1865 Rifle Springfield Armory-Altered Spencer Model 1865 Rifle

Springfield Armory-Altered Spencer Model 1865 Rifle

Lot #157 (Sale Order 157 of 824)

serial #25315, 50 RF, 32 1/2" six groove barrel with a bright excellent bore having some scattered specks of very fine pitting. This is a lovely example of these armory-converted rifles. The barrel retains about 90% original blue toning to brown with some scattered minor oxidation staining. The frame, lock, barrel bands and buttplate retain about 80% original case colors fading to a soft brown with some scattered fine oxidation staining; the rear barrel band is a brighter dull gray. The walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with crisp left side cartouche and a few light handling marks and blemishes. Rifle is equipped with a Stabler cut-off ahead of the trigger and comes with correct sights, cleaning rod and sling swivels. A spectacular, honest example of these post-war Springfield converted rifles. (56965-61) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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U.S. Model 1841 Percussion Rifle By Harpers Ferry U.S. Model 1841 Percussion Rifle By Harpers Ferry

U.S. Model 1841 Percussion Rifle By Harpers Ferry

Lot #158 (Sale Order 158 of 824)

.54 cal., 33" barrel with a very good bore having evident rifling with light oxidation the entire length. The metal surfaces are an overall dull brown patina with scattered oxidation staining and pinprick pitting more prominent at the rear of the barrel and on the tang; the lockplate is a slightly brighter smoky gray. This example shows the angular socket bayonet alteration with turned down muzzle and guide lug on the bottom of the barrel. A copper V-notch rear sight has been installed in the barrel and the brass blade front side has been moved back about 2" to the thicker part of the barrel. The lockplate is properly marked and 1853 dated, The barrel and tang markings are no longer visible. The brass furniture has a tarnished goldenrod and ochre patina, the tang of the buttplate is numbered "479". The stock rates about very good overall having been cleaned leaving the the stock flats almost smooth and the wood a bit shy of the metal. There is a thin 1 1/2" crack in the wrist behind the rear tang and a smaller hairline crack in the left stock flat between the barrel and rear lock bolt along with a handful of light handling marks and blemishes. The lock is crisp and mechanically functional. the rear barrel band spring no longer functions leaving the band loose and what appears to be a proper trumpet tip steel ramrod is present. A very good overall example "Mississippi Rifle" variation. (56965-15) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1400 - 2200

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U.S. Model 1855 Rifled Carbine U.S. Model 1855 Rifled Carbine

U.S. Model 1855 Rifled Carbine

Lot #159 (Sale Order 159 of 824)

.54 cal., 22" round barrel with an about very good bore. This is a fabulous model 1855 carbine that has been beautifully and professionally restored. The metal surfaces are are bright overall with some very light brush marks from being cleaned along with some faint remnants of pinprick pitting on the barrel band; the brass forend nosecap has a nice applied antique ochre patina. The barrel has sharp crisp "V / P" over eagle firing proofs and the tang is dated "1854". The lockplate has similar crisp eagle over "U.S." markings and vertical "SPRING / FIELD / 1854" date behind the hammer; the buttplate tang shows sharp "U.S." as well. The walnut stock rates excellent having been carefully cleaned with well defined edges and only a few light blemishes in a rich dark reddish-brown finish and no cartouches visible. Carbine features a standard front sight , two-leaf folding rear sight, large sling ring mounted on the rear section of the trigger and a unique U-shape iron swivel support for what appears to be a proper button tip ramrod. The lock remains crisp and mechanically functional. A great looking professionally restored example of these scarce manual priming Model 1855 carbines. (56992-1) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 5000 - 7000

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The Colonel H.A. Mccaleb Factory Engraved Manhattan Series Iii Navy Type Revolver The Colonel H.A. Mccaleb Factory Engraved Manhattan Series Iii Navy Type Revolver

The Colonel H.A. Mccaleb Factory Engraved Manhattan Series Iii Navy Type Revolver

Lot #160 (Sale Order 160 of 824)

serial #40496 all matching including wedge, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver features wonderful factory scroll engraving on the frame, gripstraps, barrel and loading lever and is additionally engraved along the backstrap "H.A. McCaleb Col. USA". This revolver features the one line Newark address and is fitted with factory spring plate which is broken at the halfway point across the hammer channel. The engraving is beautifully executed with punch dot shaded background and with stylized wolf's head on sides of hammer. The revolver is in fabulous condition retaining 97% original nickel plated finish overall which has just dulled slightly and has a wonderful antique appearance. There is some very minor, light bubbling, mostly on the triggerguard. The burl walnut grips have lovely figure and rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. Colonel Hubert A. McCaleb enlisted on August 20, 1861 and was mustered into Co. I of the 11th Illinois Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on February 9, 1863 and 1st Lieutenant on April 6, 1863. He remained with the 11th until being discharged for promotion on March 10, 1865. The 11th saw hard service in the south with 179 soldiers killed and another 284 died from disease. He was later commissioned Colonel of the 121st U.S. Colored Infantry and on July 1, 1865 he was commissioned Lt. Colonel of the 6th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. Tragically, McCaleb took his own life, at the age of 38, on March 24, 1878 by chloroform and hanging. His obituary and much of his Civil War record is listed in detail on the manhattanfirearms.com website. According to his obituary he was wounded 16 times during the war and his promotions were earned through his bravery. One excerpt from his obituary reads as follows: "At the assault of Fort Donaldson, Col. McCaleb was color bearer of the 11th Illinois. A spent ball struck him squarely in the forehead. Hugh Goheen, postmaster of Lostant, who stood right by his side, says he cried, "For God's sake, boys, save the flag!" He fell, and when he returned to consciousness he was in the rear with the flag in his hands. His first thought was that he had shown the white feather. But no! There never was a braver man. He fell in the front, and the column moved on beyond him. The wound confused him since, he has said, at times, that it seemed as though his brain was on fire. There is no doubt that the wound was the cause of his insanity and death.". This is a wonderful revolver based simply on its fine quality engraving and high condition. The fact that is belonged to this brave and gallant Civil War officer elevates it to another level all together. An important, completely honest, investment quality Manhattan revolver. (16655-23) {ANTIQUE} [Manhattanfirearms.com Collection]

Estimate: 10000 - 15000

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Colt Model 1855 Revolving Shotgun Colt Model 1855 Revolving Shotgun

Colt Model 1855 Revolving Shotgun

Lot #161 (Sale Order 161 of 824)

serial #368, .60 caliber (20 bore), 27" round barrel with octagonal breech and an oxidized bore. The barrel shows the proper address and bears an even brown patina with scattered light pitting present with all markings remaining clear and legible. The frame is an even gray patina also with some scattered light pitting and with the topstrap showing old welded repairs from cylinder failure. The markings on the left side of the frame are light and only partially legible. The cylinder shows an old light cleaning with some scattered light pitting present and bears a patina that matches closely and is obviously an old replacement. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good with added varnish present. The forend shows silver wedge escutcheons and pewter tip. A period wooden ramrod is present beneath barrel. A nice affordable example of these scarce Colt long arms with an old and interesting repair. (16889-170) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Sharps Pistol Rifle Sharps Pistol Rifle

Sharps Pistol Rifle

Lot #162 (Sale Order 162 of 824)

serial #491 (all matching), .38 caliber, 27 3/4" round barrel with a near very good bore that shows deep rifling and some scattered areas of light oxidation. This is a nice honest example of these interesting Sharps longarms. The metal surfaces of this rifle are a very rich and smooth brown patina. Markings on left side of frame remain crisp as do edges and rope border at breech end of barrel. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent having been lightly refinished long ago with slightly softened edges and showing rich color and a correct oil finish. There is a chip missing from the top left side of forend and a smaller chip on left side of buttstock at action - both are smoothed over. The rifle is sighted with a fixed German silver blade front and original Sharps adjustable rear. The iron patchbox, buttplate and grip cap all bear the same even brown patina as the barrel and action. Overall a nice and very honest Sharps pistol rifle. (16889-112) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 3000 - 5000

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Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Dubiel Arms Co. Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Dubiel Arms Co.

Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Dubiel Arms Co.

Lot #163 (Sale Order 163 of 824)

serial #725 (Dubiel number), 35 WCF, 26" tapered round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a finely executed custom rifle by this well regarded outfit. The action has been customized with the lower tang being shortened and with a spring loaded locking latch added to the customized spur lever which is operated by a latch built into the lever. The top tang has also been shortened to just beyond the Winchester marking which is partially obliterated with two added holes which are neatly filled with filler screws. The rifle is beautifully styled with banded ramp front sight and front sling stud along with a nice hand stippled quarter rib with three leaf express sight graduated for 100, 200 and 300 yards. The rifle is stocked in English walnut with a beautifully formed pistolgrip buttstock with shadowline cheekpiece and a long semi-beavertail forend which is capped in horn. The metal surfaces of the rifle retain 97% Dubiel applied blue finish overall. The stocks retain 98% original hand rubbed oil finish. The stock is equipped with a steel gripcap, a sling stud mounted in toeline of stock and boasts a 14 1/4" length of pull over its grooved steel shotgun buttplate. A wonderful and very handsome custom American single shot rifle chambered in a cartridge nicely suited for all Amercian big game. This rifle was discussed by Michael Petrov on one of his blogs where he references a letter from the original owner to John Dubiel upon receipt of the rifle, the whereabouts of this letter is unknown. A classic rifle that will appreciate in value in the cabinet and still be an effective and fun hunter. (17022-35) {C&R} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3500 - 5500

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Wonderful Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Thomas Burgess Of Spokane, Wa Wonderful Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Thomas Burgess Of Spokane, Wa

Wonderful Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Thomas Burgess Of Spokane, Wa

Lot #164 (Sale Order 164 of 824)

serial #101943, 6.5x63mm, 26" tapered round barrel with an bright excellent bore. This is a really fabulous custom rifle with barreling and metal work being completed by Tom Burgess and the New Zealand walnut stocks being the work of Monte Kennedy. Mr. Benenson spoke with Mr. Burgess (who relocated to Kalispell, MT) about this rifle which was how he learned that these were Monte Kennedy stocks and also learned that the rimless ejector system that Burgess custom made for this rifle was shown to Ruger while they were developing the No. 1 which went into production in 1966, a year or two after this rifle was completed. The rifle is custom barreled with a quarter rib with integral Redfield style bases. The action has been modified with both tangs shortened with the stock being held in place by a through bolt and with the lever also being modified. The serial number has been neatly reapplied to the flat immediately to the rear of the hammer. The top of the quarter rib is engraved "Caliber 6.5x63 mm / Thos. M. Burgess, Riflemaker / Spokane, Wash." and all metal surfaces of rifle retain 99% original rust blued finish. The stocks are of highly figured New Zealand walnut and crafted by the master Monte Kennedy. They are flawlessly executed with monte carlo cheekpiece and stylized schnabel forend tip with ebony insert. The gripcap is of checkered steel as is the buttplate which has a large trapdoor compartment providing a 13 1/2” length of pull. The condition of the stocks is fabulous with 99% original oil finish remaining and with crisp perfectly cut checkering. According to Burgess, this action is marked "MNS" which stands for Midvale Nickel Steel which is a common mark found on Winchester barrels, however, this is the only action known with this marking. This nuance is discussed on page 54 of Campbell's The Winchester Single Shot, Vol. II. The rifle is currently sighted with a ramp mounted beaded blade front, simple folding rear mounted at front of quarter rib and a Lyman All-American 6X scope. An extremely well done custom High Wall. (17022-177) [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 3000 - 4000

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Custom Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen By Henry Berg Custom Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen By Henry Berg

Custom Marlin Ballard No. 6 Schuetzen By Henry Berg

Lot #165 (Sale Order 165 of 824)

serial #7715, 32-40, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features what appears to be a Schoyen rifled barrel which is marked "BERG" beneath the forend and is otherwise unmarked. The action is nicely factory engraved in scroll with original factory adjustable double set triggers and ball and spur lever present. The buttstock is classic Berg style with exaggerated perchbelly profile with upswept nickel plated Swiss buttplate. The stock shows double raised rings at action, a motif favored by Berg, along with a checkered straight grip and beautifully formed shadowline cheekpiece with point at front. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front with spirit level, no rear seat and a mid-range Vernier folding tang mounted peepsight. The condition is very nice with the barrel retaining 98% beautifully restored blue finish with two pair of holes from scope blocks filled but showing only when in the right light - they are subtle and easily missed. The action shows strong traces of original color case-hardened finish blending with a smooth gray patina with engraving remaining sharp and crisp. The highly figured walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus with 90% oil finish remaining and with good clean checkering. There are two vacant holes in the bottom of the forend where a palm rest was once in place. The walnut panels on the lever ring are fully checkered and rate near excellent. This rifle is illustrated and discussed on page 337 of Ballard: The Great American Single Shot Rifle by Dutcher. Berg modified Ballards are quite unusual and this is a fine and very handsome example which is published in the only definitive work on the Ballard rifle. (17064-2) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 4000 - 6000

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Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Niedner Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Niedner

Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle By Niedner

Lot #166 (Sale Order 166 of 824)

serial #62223, 38-55, 27 1/2" tapered round No. 2 weight barrel with a bright excellent bore showing Winchester address, along with "A.O. NIEDNER / MALDEN, MASS" on right side of barrel at breech and "38-55" on left side of barrel at breech. The action dates to the mid 1890's yet both the barrel and action are Winchester proofed which would appear to indicate that the rifle was rebarreled by the factory sometime after 1905. The barrel features a Beach style combination front sight with no rear seat and retains 98% excellent quality rust blued finish. The action retains 99% very nice quality restored blue finish with crisp edges and very smooth surfaces. The lever and hammer retain 98% vivid original color case-hardened finish. The rifle is equipped with a windage adjustable Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. The rifle is stocked with Winchester style deluxe checkered pistolgrip American black walnut stocks with fancy pistolgrip with ebony insert. The stocks are overall 99% with crisp checkering and an original Winchester checkered hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. It doesn't appear to this writer that this was a Niedner creation, it seems more like a composite rifle using a barrel that happened to be Niedner marked. None-the-less, this is a very handsome rifle that should be a joy to shoot. (17022-88) {ANTIQUE} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1500 - 2500

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

Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot #167 (Sale Order 167 of 824)

30-40 Krag, 27 1/2" tapered barrel with a bright excellent bore and is unmarked other than "30 USA" caliber marking. The action appears to be all original other than the finish and the serial number on lower tang is no longer visible. Metal surfaces of rifle retain 98% nicely restored blue finish overall. The rifle is stocked in a nice grade of blonde walnut with striped grain with robust pistolgrip buttstock with shadowline cheekpiece and rosewood tipped beavertail forend. Both stocks are very nicely checkered and feature a steel gripcap and a Pachmayr White Line recoil pad. The rifle has no sights and is fitted with a Weaver K3 60-B scope which rates excellent. A nice shooter for the 30-40 Krag enthusiast. (17022-112) [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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

Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle

Lot #168 (Sale Order 168 of 824)

serial #98550, 30 Army, 30" No. 3 weight round barrel with an excellent bore. This rifle has a Winchester mail order proofed barrel and according to Mr. Benenson's notes was purchased with custom Monte Kennedy Schuetzen stocks which he sold separately and added these factory stocks. The stocks fit beautifully and raise no suspicion from their outward appearance. The 1904 production action is properly unproofed. The barrel retains 97% original blue overall while the action shows a mix of darkened original color case-hardened finish and a smooth gray brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The stock is equipped with a factory checkered steel shotgun buttplate and the forend has the standard schnabel tip with ebony insert. The rifle is sighted with a globe target front, rear has a converted blank and a windage adjustable Lyman 103 tang mounted folding peepsight is present. A fine High Wall shooter for the Krag enthusiast. (17022-123) [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1200 - 1800

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Custom Sharps Borchardt Long Range Target Rifle Custom Sharps Borchardt Long Range Target Rifle

Custom Sharps Borchardt Long Range Target Rifle

Lot #169 (Sale Order 169 of 824)

serial #17563, 45 3 1/4", 32" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore is signed by H.C. Luft. This rifle features this custom barrel along with custom walnut pistolgrip buttstock and heavy beavertail forend. The action shows its original gutta percha panels and retains a good deal of faded original color case-hardened finish blending with a smooth gray patina and showing a little scattered light oxidation staining. The barrel has a long scope rail applied to the top of the octagon section, apparently with some type of adhesive. The barrel rates excellent retaining 98% maker applied blue. The stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The bold buttstock is uncheckered and the pistolgrip is finished with fancy base in the style of Sharps pistolgrips of the period and a cheekpiece is also present along with a solid red rubber recoil pad. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front with spirit level and an original Sharps long range tang peepsight mounted in integral base. The staff is slightly bent but could be easily straightened. A big, heavy modernized Sharps Borchardt long range target rifle. (17022-136) {ANTIQUE} [Mark Benenson Collection]

Estimate: 1500 - 2500

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Rare Broadwell Patent Breech-Loading Mountain Gun Rare Broadwell Patent Breech-Loading Mountain Gun

Rare Broadwell Patent Breech-Loading Mountain Gun

Lot #170 (Sale Order 170 of 824)

(NSN), 2.68” dia. bore (3 pdr or 68mm), 35 1/2” rifled barrel with a fine bore that has some minor freckling within the grooves near the breech and muzzle. This is an exceptionally rare and exceptionally fine gun, made shortly after the U.S. Civil War, and is a very unique opportunity for the cannon enthusiast to own a piece of breechloading artillery without the burden of any Federal registration or paperwork. The gun has a German-made iron tube with integral pivoting front sight and an innovative horizontal sliding breech-block which opens to the left and is locked and unlocked by use of a rotating “T”-handle on the left side of the breech turning an interrupted thread (very similar to the familiar Hotchkiss breech). A large threaded pin at the top acts as a guide/detent for the block when opened, there is a wide metal dovetail mount for a vernier-style rear sight (no longer present), and a bronze-lined touch-hole for use with a tubular friction primer. The iron has an overall mottled gray patina with dark brown freckling throughout and the “PATENT VON BROADWELL & Co./CARLSRUHE/1872” markings encircling the breech opening are still crisp and clear. The gun sits on an original all-metal, riveted, single trail carriage that has a bronze elevation screw and an added black painted finish throughout. The iron-bound, wooden wheels have bronze hubs and have been given a newer red-ochre colored varnish finish. These ingenious guns were the brainchild of an American ordnance inventor living and working in Carlsruhe, Germany; Mr. L.W. Broadwell, and combined a simple breech-loading system utilizing unfixed, externally primed ammunition with his gas obturating “Broadwell ring” providing the seal. The projectiles intended for use with the gun were also of Broadwell's design and used twine cords between the driving bands to, it was hoped, scour the bore after each shot and eliminate the need for cleaning. These guns were used by the Boers during their conflict with Britain, some of the captured pieces today in Britain, Canada and even one in the U.S. Four were purchased for that conflict in 1873, with the identical breech marking as this gun. These four guns were the first rifled breech loading guns imported by the Transvaal and they formed the backbone of its first official artillery unit, the Batterij Dingaan. It is interesting to note that the Krupp firm of Essen utilized Broadwell's gas seal system for their breech-loading guns of the time but adopted a double wedge breech instead of his simpler single wedge pattern. An entire section of the British Parliamentary Reports on the Vienna Universal Exposition of 1873 (Part II) is devoted to a description of the design of this gun as well as the adoption of Broadwell's breech-loading artillery system by the Russian military. Also mentioned in the article is the fact that Krupp had declined a manufacturing partnership with Broadwell to produce the guns but that “Messrs. Berger, of Witten” had manufactured many examples of the gun under license up to that point and it is almost certain that they manufactured this example. Very few examples survive today and only one other example this size is known to us in the United States (probably brought to the U.S. by Bannerman sometime during the turn of the last century). Although an effective and usable concept, Broadwell's guns were quickly overtaken by the rapidly advancing technology of breechloading fixed casing field artillery and rendered obsolete. From a practical standpoint, this is an excellent opportunity for the advanced collector to acquire a small, easily stored and transportable, working breech-loading cannon of extreme rarity without having to complete any federal paperwork. (76445-10){ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 40000 - 60000

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Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot #171 (Sale Order 171 of 824)

serial #2396, 31 cal, 4” barrel with a bright, very good bore with light pitting in the grooves. The metal surfaces have toned to a pewter-brown patina throughout with small patches of fine pinprick pitting and oxidation staining. The cylinder is a slightly brighter gunmetal gray with moderate staining featuring round stops and retains about 5-10% of its cylinder scene. The brass squareback triggerguard and grip frame retain about 15% original silver-plated finish with the balance toned to goldenrod patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good overall with some old added finish and a series of “kill” notches on the high edges of both sides. All numbers match on the gun with the exception of the wedge, which is numbered “9041”. This revolver features a left handed barrel address and is mentioned by serial number in by Robert M. Jordan, on page 24, as the last known left handed barrel address made. This is an honest and early example Baby Dragoon and truly a nice collector’s arm. (156889-72) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 2500 - 4000

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Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot #172 (Sale Order 172 of 824)

serial #13871, 31 cal, 4” barrel with a good to near very good bore with evenly dispersed pitting. The metal surfaces have toned to an even pewter patina with patches of brown oxidation staining and impact marks on the right side of the recoil shield; the cylinder retains about 25% of the stagecoach scene and has rectangular stops. The brass squareback triggerguard and grip frame retain about 35-40% original silver-plated finish with the balance a dark goldenrod patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good overall showing added finish and some light dings and dents from the years. All parts on this Baby Dragoon are matching and the gun times and locks smartly. Truly a very good example of a later produced Baby Dragoon in its original configuration. (156889-77) {ANTIQUE}

Estimate: 1800 - 2200

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