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Auction Description for Amoskeag Auction Co: Auction No. 102 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms
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VIEWING JULY 21ST - AUGUST 1ST Viewing will be available from July 21st through August 1st by appointment, as well as on the day of sale from 7:30am to 10:00am. We do have a few select evenings available for viewing and those times and dates can be obtained by calling our office. Our office is not open for viewing on the weekends. Viewing will not be available once the auction has started.
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Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. does not warranty the safety of any article it sells. Therefore, we recommend that, before you use any firearm, purchased here or anywhere else, you have it examined by a qualified gunsmith to determine whether or not it is safe to use.

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bidders must register by filling out and signing an absentee bid sheet.
• The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall become the owner upon the fall of the hammer. The auctioneer has sole
discretion in the case of a dispute among bidders.
• Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. has taken great care in the preparation of the descriptions in this catalog. Although we believe
everything in the descriptions to be true, we do not guarantee any part of any description. We recommend that the bidders view the
items in person and form their own opinions as to condition, originality, origin, etc. Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. will consider all
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Auction No. 102 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

by Amoskeag Auction Co

August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Live Auction

250 Commercial Street #3011

Manchester, NH, 03101 USA

Phone: +1 603-627-7383

Fax: +1 603-627-7384

Email: jason@amoskeagauction.com

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: serial #926809, 25-20 WCF, 24" octagon barrel with a full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a very crisp rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 98% strong original blue finish overall. The action retains 90 - 93% strong rich original blue finish with loss due to flaking and not wear, and with flaked areas bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent plus with virtually all of their original blue finish remaining and with only a few scattered light handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a tall Lyman brass beaded blade front sight and Marble's rear. This is a very fine, investment quality 1892 rifle. ?(16520-3660) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 75 Sporting Rifle

Lot 2: Winchester Model 75 Sporting Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: serial #79888, 22 LR, 24" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces of this grooved receiver rifle retain 98% plus strong original blue finish overall. The checkered walnut pistolgrip stock rates excellent with strong checkering, 95% original finish and just a few light scratches in the finish mostly on right side of butt; these could be touched up and made to be much less apparent. The rifle is sighted with a hooded ramp mounted front sight, a slot in the rear seat and what appears to be a factory installed Lyman 57ES receiver sight. The receiver sight holes have finish in them and the notch is perfect with matching finish. This is a lovely little rifle. (16520-4118) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Model K-22 Outdoorsman Revolver

Lot 3: Smith & Wesson Model K-22 Outdoorsman Revolver

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #652947, 22 S, L, LR, 6" pinned barrel with an excellent bore. Overall, this first model Outdoorsman retains about 98% of its original factory finish with light silvering seen at the muzzle, a turn ring on the recessed cylinder and a few random light scratches present on the metal surfaces. This five screw revolver retains robust case-hardened colors on the hammer and trigger with a few light operational marks present. The diamond checkered grips with S&W silver medallions are in near excellent condition with light handling wear and few diamond points flattened. The grips and all appropriate parts have correct matching serial numbers. This revolver is equipped with the early style adjustable rear sight and a flat silver bead Call front sight. There is a single inventory number stamped on the heel of the butt however there is no indication who the original owner was of this revolver. This is a fine example of an Outdoorsman revolver. (86520-2009) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Ladysmith 2nd Model Revolver

Lot 4: Smith & Wesson Ladysmith 2nd Model Revolver

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: serial #13568, 22 S, L, 3 1/2" pinned barrel with a very good but lightly oxidized and pitted bore. This little M frame retains about 99% of its original nickel plated finish with scattered light scratches and oxidation blemishes plus the customary cylinder turn ring. The hammer has surprisingly strong case-hardened colors with the colors on the trigger face having thinned to silver from use. The correctly numbered diamond checkered hard rubber grips are in near excellent condition with light handling wear present. This lovely second model Ladysmith has all correctly matching numbers. (86520-417) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Rifle

Lot 5: Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Rifle

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

Description: serial #20457, 348 WCF, 24" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This short tang deluxe rifle is in superb condition showing little if any signs of use. The barrel and magazine retain 98% original blue with what little loss there is being toward the muzzle. The action of this rifle retains 99% strong original blue finish with only loss being a 1/16" circular spot where some type of contaminant removed the finish on the loading gate cover. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent plus with virtually all of their original finish and with strong crisp checkering. The rifle features a hooded ramp front sight, blank in rear slot and a Lyman riding bolt peep sight. With a tiny touchup to the one spot of finish loss, this rifle would be almost perfect. An investment quality Winchester 71. (16520-3599) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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U.S. Marked Colt Woodsman Match Target Semi-Auto ?Pistol

Lot 6: U.S. Marked Colt Woodsman Match Target Semi-Auto ?Pistol

Estimated Price: $2,200 - $2,800

Description: serial #MT13743, 22 LR, 6 5/8" barrel with an excellent bore. Overall, this 1942 made pistol retains about 98% of the original blue finish. The finish is thinning on the grip frame with light silvering seen on the high edges, and scattered light scratches, minor pits and cleaned oxidation blemishes also present. This pistol was equipped with the wartime checkered plastic "Coltwood" extended base grips. They remain in excellent condition and have a circled Rampant Colt on each panel. The pistol is marked with the U.S. ordnance wheel with crossed cannons on the left front frame and Lt. Col. Guy H. Drewry's initials on the right side of the frame. All markings remain crisp except the ordnance wheel which is incomplete at the bottom, probably from hasty stamping. A single, correctly marked magazine is included with this first series pistol. This is a fine example of a U.S. marked Match Target with some light but, honest wear and use. (86520-186) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Commercial Model Ace Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 7: Colt Commercial Model Ace Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #2487, 22 LR, 4 3/4" barrel with an excellent bore. This 1931 manufactured Ace retains about 90% plus of its original blue finish with heavy silvering present on the frontstrap and lighter silvering of the high edges and grip screws. Scattered light scratches and hand applied marks are also present. "SUI 11" has been hand stamped on the right side of the dust cover in front of the slide stop pin. The person applying the stamps was a little heavy handed as there is visible denting around the stampings. This is one of a number of Ace pistols purchased by the U.S. Government for the Infantry R.O.T.C. program at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Colt 45 Service Pistols, Charles W. Claussen). The checkered walnut stocks are in good to very good condition with compression damage to the diamond points along with dents and handling wear. The pistol includes a pair of Colt magazines that lack the Ace Logo on the base plate. Both magazines are in very good to excellent condition. This 83 year old pistol retains plenty of condition and would a fine addition to any collection. (86520-2045) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Diamondback Revolver

Lot 8: Colt Diamondback Revolver

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #D34582, 22 S, L, LR, 2 1/2" ventilated rib barrel with an excellent bore. Overall, this 1970 made gun retains about 98% of its original blue finish with some scattered light oxidation blemishes, a faint turn ring on the cylinder and light handling marks. The polished sides of the hammer have scattered oxidation stains. The extended checkered hardwood grips are hand numbered to the gun and exhibit light handling wear. This scarce model of the Diamondback still times and locks up as tight as it did when it left Colt 44 years ago. (86520-3796) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Ruger Hawkeye Single Shot Pistol

Lot 9: Ruger Hawkeye Single Shot Pistol

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #1103, 256 Winchester Magnum, 8 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. Overall this pistol retains about 99% of its original blue and anodized finishes with just a hint of handling wear. This consists of some random silvering and dings on selected edges and a few light scratches and oxidation blemishes on the metal surfaces; the frame has started to drift to plum. The smooth walnut grips with black Ruger Phoenix are in near excellent condition with some light dents and handling wear. This fairly rare model includes a dovetail scope mount for the barrel and a Bushnell Phantom long eye relief scope with clear optics. The back of the scope and scope mount exhibit light dings and dents with the finish removed in those areas. This is a very nice example of a Hawkeye that has seen some light but honest use. (86520-3875) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot 10: Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: serial #131134, 257 Roberts, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original blue, the loss due to some very light muzzle wear and some minor handling marks, more prevalent along the edges of the bottom metal. The bolt body is mostly bright with some operational marks and a couple small spots of light pitting, it is appropriately numbered to the gun. The bolt knob is toning to pewter with wear on the edges of the checkered steel buttplate. The checkered walnut classic style stock rates very good plus with overall minor handling marks and light dings from light use afield. The original sights are intact however the front sight hood is slightly misshapen. The super grade sling swivels are included. Really a very nice example overall in a very fine state of condition which could still be enjoyed afield. (36520-400) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Carbine

Lot 11: Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Carbine

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: serial #13975, 22 hornet, 20" barrel with an about very good bore which shows scattered minor pitting its full-length. The metal surfaces of the barreled action retain about 92-95% original blue with some scattered very light oxidation staining, primarily on the top surfaces of the barrel. The bolt body shows some mild brown speckling and the knob has toned to a pewter; it is numbered to the rifle on its underside. The bottom metal is now a mix of plum brown and light gray with some minor oxidation. The checkered walnut classic style stock rates very good with nearly all its original varnish and minor scattered handling marks from the years of use afield. What appear to be the original sights are present and the receiver is factory drilled and tapped only. A very respectable 1938-manufactured carbine overall. (36520-913) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot 12: Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: serial #182757, 375 H&H, 25" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original blue, the barrel blue showing a slightly higher luster than normally seen with the raised wire-edge no longer present around the proof, the raised edge is present on the receiver proof, perhaps signifying a factory refinish of the barrel prior to installation. There are a few minor scuffs and handling marks present, chiefly on the underside of the barrel ahead of the forend. The bottom metal shows a few minor handling marks with the triggerguard bow being refinished, showing remnants of some light pinprick pitting; the floorplate appears original. The bolt body is still bright showing all its original factory jeweling, the knob has toned to pewter, the underside is properly numbered to the gun. The checkered walnut classic style stock with left-side cheekpiece rates very good plus showing an old, light refinish which has left some of the checkering slightly flat-topped; the length of pull to the Winchester hard rubber recoil pad is 13 1/4". The original factory Lyman 6W 2-leaf rear sight is intact, the front has been replaced with a brass blade sourdough style. An excellent, very usable 375 H&H deserving to be afield for big moose or bear.... or even larger game. (6520-373) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Smith & Wesson Model 1902 38 Hand Ejector Target With Stevens Pope Barrel

Lot 13: Smith & Wesson Model 1902 38 Hand Ejector Target With Stevens Pope Barrel

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: serial #59874, 38 special, 8" Stevens Pope barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 92-95% original blue, the loss is due primarily to some light fading and some very light handling marks. The frame retains a similar amount of original blue, perhaps a bit stronger, also with near overall very light, tiny scratches and a light speckle here and there of oxidation. The hammer and trigger show excellent original case colors, the face of the trigger coarsely, very nicely, checkered. The checkered walnut pre-magna style grips with recessed Smith & Wesson medallions rate very good with overall minor handling marks and light dings, they are un-numbered. The rear sight blade has been replaced with a nice ghost-ring and the front sight blade is Paine-style Lyman with a gold bead. The gun times well and has been converted to single action only by removal of the double action sear. Really a very nice example of an extremely rare Harry Pope-barreled revolver. (36520-2959) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {C&R}

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Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector Revolver With Presentation From The Phoenix Police Department

Lot 14: Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector Revolver With Presentation From The Phoenix Police Department

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: serial #41286, 44 Special, 5" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98% original blue, the loss is due primarily to some muzzle wear and some very light high edge silvering with a light rotational ring. The hammer and trigger show very good color case-hardening, slightly muting. The checkered walnut pre-magna style grips with silver Smith & Wesson medallions rate about excellent, they are stamp-numbered to the gun (41268 which is clearly a factory error). The gun times and locks up perfectly. The sideplate is neatly engraved in cursive during the period of use "Curley Lefebvre/From/Phoenix Police Dept/December 25, 1932". A 1966 newspaper obituary for Mr. (William C) Lefebvre lists him as having been State Highway Engineer, City Engineer, City Manager, Chief of Police and Postmaster of Phoenix. A very fine revolver with an interesting presentation. (36520-774) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {C&R}

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Wonderful Three Caliber Austrian Bock-Drilling By Franz Sodia Of Ferlach

Lot 15: Wonderful Three Caliber Austrian Bock-Drilling By Franz Sodia Of Ferlach

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: serial #24270, 16 ga. x 6.5x57R x 22 CF (possibly 5.6x50R), 26" Bohler Rasant barrels all with bright excellent bores, the shotgun barrel choked full. The barrels retain all of their lovely maker blacking and have an integral full-length rib which is maker marked "Franz Sodia Ferlach". The barrels have dual under bites as well as a Greener style crossbolt and are configured with the 16 ga. barrel on top, 6.5x57 barrel on the bottom and the 22 caliber barrel mounted on the right side of the barrels. The scalloped boxlock frame is coin finished and shows the lovely quality engraving Sodia is known for, the right side showing a leaping rehbock with standing cow amidst a woodland scene while the left side shows a bellowing bull elk with a doe standing nearby, also against a woodland backdrop. There is nice floral embellishment at the hinge pin with geometric scroll along the belly of the frame, which is maker marked; the long tang blued triggerguard shows some nice scroll engraving as well. The classic style English walnut stock rates excellent with only a handful of very minor handling dings from light use and some light varnish loss at the right side near the butt. The stock features a checkered capped pistolgrip and rounded shadowline left-sided cheekpiece and has a nice cartridge trap along the toeline which is also coin finished and shows some filigree borderline engraving, nice scroll and a game scene vignette of a buck chamois. The splinter style forend rates about excellent as well, showing perhaps a few more minor dings, it is checkered in a wrap-around pattern near overall. The gun features a top tang-mounted barrel selector and Greener style pivoting safety; the right front trigger being a single-set and operating both rifle barrels, while the left trigger fires the shotgun barrel; The barrel rib has a single brass bead front sight, single blade standing rear sight and maker-installed quick-release bases. A top-notch combination gun particularly suited for deer-sized animals and even wild boar, with the versatility of a right-side-mounted varmint barrel, proofed in 1982. (36520-769) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Custom Remington Model 1901 Target Rolling Block Pistol

Lot 16: Custom Remington Model 1901 Target Rolling Block Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: serial #3475, .44 RF, 10 1/8" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 95% maker-applied rust blue. The frame shows about 95% original maker-applied color case-hardening, the Remington frame markings have been removed, no doubt at the time of the customizing. The hammer and breechblock show nice dark blue, the breechblock actually with the higher thumb piece, model 1887-style, rather than the sharply canted 1901-style thumb piece. The custom walnut stocks rate very good plus to excellent with much original varnish and only minor dings and handling marks from the years. The pistolgrip itself near fully checkered showing a scalloped lower edge and some minor flattening of the points. The Schnabel-tipped forend shows 3 nicely checkered panels, all the work is extremely well executed. The hammer has been lightened by the addition of a number of drilled holes and a very graceful re-contouring ahead of the spur which in addition to lightening the hammer, further gives it very pleasing lines. The trigger is coarsely checkered, likely from the factory, and there has been a nice over-travel stop installed in the triggerguard to its rear. Each of the frame screws and the forend screw have all been lightly engraved and both front and back straps are finely stippled. What is likely the original rear sight is in place, it has a slightly higher square notch blade, the barrel has a raised sight base which currently holds a dovetailed Patridge style 3/32" wide blade. The pistol has a very nice trigger, there is no extractor present. Really a lovely Remington target pistol, nicely customized during the period of use. (36520-313) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {C&R}

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Stunning Colt Woodsman Sport Model Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 17: Stunning Colt Woodsman Sport Model Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,200

Description: serial #131656, 22 LR, 4 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. The blued metal surfaces retain about 99% plus original factory finish with a few light handling marks. The checkered walnut stocks are in excellent condition. This 1939 manufactured pistol features windage adjustable rear sight and elevation adjustable Patridge front sight. The pistol comes with a single correctly marked magazine, a correctly labeled factory box that is hand numbered to the gun, Colt special instruction sheet, manual, test target shot by Mr. P.J. Day and an original sight adjustment tool. All the accessories are in near excellent condition with some light handling wear and staining on the paper. The box has some tears on the front lip and some wear to the corners and edges. Overall, this is truly a stunning Colt Woodsman that appears to have spent the majority of its life in its box. (86520-654) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Rare Colt Commander Lightweight Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 18: Rare Colt Commander Lightweight Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,000

Description: serial #CLW010780, 30 Luger, 4 1/4" barrel with an excellent bore. The blue and anodized finishes of this Lightweight Commander are in excellent condition with 99% plus remaining. There is a tiny scratch on the frontstrap and minuscule dent on the barrel bushing. The checkered hardwood grips with gold Colt medallions are in like new condition. The chamber is marked "Cal. 30 Luger" with the left side of the slide also correctly caliber marked. A single Colt magazine with correct caliber is provided. This pistol includes a factory box that is not marked and shows heavy repair to the bottoms edges. Research indicates that 500 of these guns were made for export to Italy and only five were sold in the U.S. There are two Italian proof marks and a date code on the right rear of the frame which indicates this gun may have been purchased overseas and brought back to the U.S. If you are looking for a rare piece in exquisite condition for your Colt collection you need to look no further. (86520-538) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Gold Cup National Match Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 19: Colt Gold Cup National Match Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,200

Description: serial #29580-NM, 45 ACP, 5" barrel with an excellent bore. This 1968 pistol retains about 99% of its original blue finish with the slide drifting slightly to plum color. The checkered walnut grips with gold Colt medallions are in excellent condition. The polished sides of the hammer have slight staining and a few light marks. An excellent condition, original two piece cardboard factory box is included. It contains a single Colt magazine, paperwork, test target numbered to the gun, Colt coin screw driver, Allen wrench and an aftermarket recoil spring guide buffer. This is a beautiful condition National Match that has seen very little use. (86520-305) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 African Rifle

Lot 20: Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 African Rifle

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: serial #401486, 458 Win Mag, 25" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows a couple of widely scattered tiny flecks of oxidation. The metal surfaces retain about 98% original blue showing only some very light high edge wear and a few tiny handling marks. The bolt body is mostly bright retaining all its original factory jewelling , the follower and extractor as well, nicely factory jeweled. The bolt knob is toning slightly to a soft pewter; the underside of the bolt is appropriately numbered to the rifle. The checkered walnut Monte Carlo style stock rates about excellent with nearly all its original varnish showing only minor dings and handling marks and a few very light scuffs. The factory sights are intact and the factory super grade swivels are included. An excellent large bore African awaiting only your next safari. (36520-1838) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {C&R}

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Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Alaskan Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 21: Winchester Pre '64 Model 70 Alaskan Bolt Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: serial #520802, 338 Win Mag, 25" barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel, receiver and bottom metal retain about 99% original blue with a few, very light handling marks present. The bolt handle shows more loss and is mostly a mottled gray showing a tiny but of relief for scope clearance. The checkered walnut Monte Carlo stock rates excellent and has a few light dings, and features the original sling swivels and red rubber recoil pad. The original front sight, minus the hood, is intact, the rear sight is a Lyman folding leaf.. A terrific 1961 vintage Model 70 that is in excellent condition and is elegant in its appearance which would be a formidable large game hunting rifle for America's last frontier. (46520-1809) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Lot 22: "The Sure Defender" Percussion Knuckle / Knife Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: serial #150, .31 caliber, 2 1/2" barrel with a lightly oxidized smoothbore. This pistol is similar to the Apache knuckle pistols but is a single shot rather than a revolver and is in percussion rather than pinfire. The pistol is of very nice quality featuring a four ring knuckle grip and a folding Kriss blade. The mechanism is very simple with the under-mounted hammer being on the end of a spring which is affixed beneath the muzzle; the hammer catches directly on the front of the trigger when cocked. The top of the brass frame is beautifully engraved "THE SURE / (starburst) / DEFENDER". The blade swivels or rotates on a stud and has a spring loaded plunger which locks the blade in the closed or open position. Unlike other observed examples, this pistol has concentric rings on either side of the hammer instead of checkering and the marking is beautifully engraved and not stamped. The condition is very nice with the blade retaining 90% original fire blue finish and the barrel retaining about 40% flaking original blue with the areas of loss bearing a pleasing smooth gray patina. There is a delicate front sight in place with no rear sighting device. The brass surfaces all bear a mellow patina. Little is known about these interesting and peculiar pieces, some experts have stated that these are fantasy guns made during the 20th century. This example shows nice quality and age. (16684-29) {ANTIQUE}

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Smith & Wesson 38 Single Action First Model

Lot 23: Smith & Wesson 38 Single Action First Model "Baby Russian" Revolver

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #21040, 38 S&W, 4" ribbed round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver is in nickel finish and remains in minty original condition. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 98% plus original nickel finish overall with vivid original color case hardening remaining on the hammer. The checkered black S&W grips rate near mint. The left side of the hinge shows some light impressions and the right side of the barrel shows some light impact marks. The revolver functions properly however when opening the barrel , at the end of the movement right before the ejector releases, there is a little roughness in the action. The revolver comes with its original box with full picture top label properly surcharged "NICKEL". The condition of the box is fair to good showing some water damage but remaining completely intact. A very fine boxed Baby Russian. (16684-26) {ANTIQUE}

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Rare Smith & Wesson 38 Fourth Model Safety Hammerless Factory Two-Barrel Set Revolver

Lot 24: Rare Smith & Wesson 38 Fourth Model Safety Hammerless Factory Two-Barrel Set Revolver

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: serial #171264, 38 S&W, 6" ribbed round barrel and 3 1/4" ribbed round barrel both with excellent bright bores. This revolver is in superb original condition retaining 99% brilliant original nickel plated finish overall with just a couple very minor light scratches present. Both barrels show the same exact address and are each numbered to the revolver, the 6" barrel is marked "171" and "264" on either side of the locking latch while the 3" barrel is marked "171264" all on the same side of the latch. Additionally the latch is properly numbered and the right grip is also stamp numbered and are all matching. The trigger shows brilliant original color case-hardened finish and the latch and triggerguard retain virtually all of their original blue. The black checkered hard rubber grips are near mint. The revolver comes in its original red one piece hinge top box with proper 6" nickel end label present. The condition of the box is excellent with just light wear on the corners. A fabulous and very rare two-barrel set Smith revolver in a level of condition sure to please even the fussiest of collectors. (16684-39) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 52B Sporter Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 25: Winchester Model 52B Sporter Bolt Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,500

Description: serial #70013B, 22 LR, 24" barrel with a bright, excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this 1950 vintage rifle retain about 99% original blue with a few very light handling marks present. The diamond checkered walnut stock rates excellent and features an ebony forend tip, Super Grade swivels, a capped pistolgrip, a cheek rest and a checkered steel buttplate. The rifle is equipped with an original hooded front sight and a Lyman FH aperture receiver sight is mounted to the receiver. The receiver is not tapped and a single detachable magazine is included. An excellent condition example of these classic 22 Sporter rifles that should prove to be a great shooter was well as a nice investment arm. (46624-29) {C&R} [Vincent Belli Collection]

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Marlin Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 26: Marlin Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: serial #84565, 32 CF, 24" octagon barrel with a very good bright bore that shows one area of oxidation. This rifle retains lots of its original bright blue finish. The barrel and magazine retain 90 - 95% original blue finish with loss being mostly on the left side ahead of forend to the muzzle where there was some moderate oxidation and now shows some pitting. The action retains 90% bright original blue finish with loss due to flaking and with those flaked areas bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The hammer and lever retain strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and very few handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a Sheard style front, Marble's folding rear and Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. A crisp little Marlin rifle. (16520-3700) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 27: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: serial #45505, 40-72 WCF, 26" tapered octagon barrel with a very good bright bore. The barrel retains about 93% original blue overall with loss due generally to light thinning and high edge wear. The action retains about 50% original blue with most loss due to flaking which is mostly on the left side where there are also a couple small patches of light pitting present. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus with 90% original finish overall and some scattered light blemishes from humidity. The rifle is sighted with standard open front and rear sporting sights. Overall a nice honest 1904 production 1895 rifle with desirable octagon barrel. (16520-3643) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1873 Rimfire Rifle

Lot 28: Winchester Model 1873 Rimfire Rifle

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: serial #250823B, 22 short, 24" octagon barrel with full magazine and a good plus bore. The barrel and magazine retain an pleasing mix of original blue and a smooth even brown patina. The action retains about 40% original blue with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus with about 85% original finish remaining and with some normal handling marks. The rifle features standard open sporting sights. Overall this is a nice honest rimfire 1873 rifle retaining a good deal of original finish. (16520-3716) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Rifle

Lot 29: Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: serial #365092, 32 WS, 24" round barrel with special order button magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a nice clean 1906 production rifle. The barrel retains about 97% original blue finish and the action retains about 90% original blue finish with most loss being on the front belly of action and along the high edges. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with about 95% original finish remaining. The top tang of the rifle has one small hole drilled and tapped between the factory holes and through the tang marking. This hole currently holds a filler screw and would not be visible if a tang sight were in place. The rifle is sighted with a Marble's tall beaded blade front sight and a Marble's rear barrel sight. (16520-3673) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Sharps Model 1851 Sporting Rifle

Lot 30: Sharps Model 1851 Sporting Rifle

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: serial #1622, .40 cal. percussion, 28" octagon barrel with a very good bore which shows evident rifling but with minor pitting its full length. The barrel is an overall pleasing plum brown patina showing a few minor dings and handling marks with a light spot of oxidation or very light pinprick pit here and there (the brown may be an old restoration). The frame, lockplate and lever are all a silver case-hardened patina showing some scattered oxidation staining and perhaps a light pit here or there. The brass buttplate and patchbox are a tarnished ocher patina, the patchbox with some light oxidation spotting. The smooth walnut buttstock rates very good showing light dings and handling marks from the years, the toe slightly proud. The forearm is in a similar state of condition showing a bit more wear and handling marks, also with some minor dings on the pewter forend tip. The barrel is appropriately numbered to the gun, as-is the forend; the hinged cover over the self priming tape reservoir is numbered 1961. Overall a very respectable example of these rare 1851 sporting rifles. (36520-1794) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection] {ANTIQUE}

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Sharps Model 1853 Percussion Carbine

Lot 31: Sharps Model 1853 Percussion Carbine

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Description: serial #21937, .52 cal., 21 1/2" barrel with a good to very good bore which shows strong evident rifling but with minor pitting its full-length, more moderate near the breech. The barrel is primarily a plum brown and dark gray patina showing scattered light pinprick pitting and a few spots slightly more moderate, mostly confined to the right side of the barrel ahead of the forend. The frame and lockplate are a mix of dark gray, plum brown and pewter base metal. There is scattered pinprick pitting, chiefly on the right side of the frame, hammer and lockplate, the left side being smoother; the lever is in a similar state of condition. The barrel band, patchbox and buttplate are now a slightly tarnished goldenrod patina showing evidence of a one-time polish which is starting to dull. The buttstock and forend rate about very good as lightly refinished, still retaining some minor dings and handling marks with a 1 1/2" crack emanating from the toe. The mechanism is crisp and mechanically functional, the lever catch is missing its spring. A very good example overall. (36657-3) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Model 1909 Revolver By Colt

Lot 32: U.S. Model 1909 Revolver By Colt

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: serial #30755, 45 Colt, 5 1/2" barrel with a near excellent bore exhibiting limited light oxidation and pits. This 1911 manufactured revolver retains about 90% of its original factory blue finish with light silvering of the high edges, the grip frame is flaking to brown, a turn ring is present on the cylinder and scattered scratches and freckling can be seen on the metal surfaces. The Nitre blue on the top of the hammer and trigger remains strong. The factory walnut grips have Rampant Colt medallions are diamond checkered with scalloped edges; they rate near excellent with light handling marks. The revolver bears crisp markings including sub-inspector Rinaldo A. Carr's initials, the acceptance mark of Col. Frank Baker, a Rampant Colt in a stylized C and all appropriate parts are correctly numbered to the gun. This gun has a dismounting hole in the ejector rod head and the lanyard swivel is still present. This is a fine condition Model 1909. (86520-1423) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt New Service Double Action Revolver

Lot 33: Colt New Service Double Action Revolver

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #311589, 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with an excellent bright bore. The metal surfaces of this 1920 made revolver are in excellent condition with about 99% original blue remaining. There is some slight silvering of the high edges and the usual turn ring on the cylinder. The Nitre blue on the hammer top and trigger is in excellent condition. The unnumbered, checkered walnut grips rate near excellent with light handling wear and feature a silver Rampant Colt medallions. There is a very small crack on the toe of the right panel. There is also a small impact mark on the top of the shark fin front sight. The metal that was moved from the impact has been lightly dressed and does not interfere with the sight picture. This revolver is equipped with a lanyard swivel and remains an excellent example of a commercial New Service. (86520-201) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Smith & Wesson 38 Hand Ejector Model 1902 Revolver With Experimental Lockwork

Lot 34: Smith & Wesson 38 Hand Ejector Model 1902 Revolver With Experimental Lockwork

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #0, 38 special, 6 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97-98% factory blue, the cylinder closer to 95%. The hammer and trigger show some muting case colors, the trigger worn primarily to a silvery case-hardened patina. The checkered rosewood recessed Smith & Wesson medallion grips rate very good with minor flattening of the points and handling marks, they are un-numbered. Upon initial external inspection of the arm one notices that the left side of the frame shows two adjacent holes where the trigger rebound arm stud would be on a revolver with conventional Smith & Wesson lockwork, each of these holes filled and blued over. Additionally the frontstrap shows a plugged hole directly above the hammer spring strain screw which was also filled in and blued over. Removal of the sideplate reveals an absolutely unconventional L-shaped bar or arm which acts as the trigger return, a large flat spring, similar to the hammer spring, acting upon it. That long flat spring actually nested in a widened recess along with the hammer spring at the base of the inside of the grip frame. There is an additional link between the hammer and the trigger return arm which serves to withdraw the hammer to a neutral "safe" position when the trigger is released. The conventional trigger return arm is not present in the gun nor is its stud which one can see was neatly trimmed off upon inspection of the interior of the frame. All of the parts are nicely made and finished. It would seem as though this arm was used in and experimental or developmental nature looking at the numerous modifications performed to it. Likely the experimental lockwork was in an effort to either develop, or improve upon, the rebounding hammer system in the 38 hand ejector series revolver. The bottom of the butt is stamped only with a single "0" as is the underside of the barrel and the rear of the cylinder. All three of these positions also show the tiny Smith & Wesson "B" in diamond indicating blue finish, usually indicating refinish or replacement of a major part. Each of the diamond impressions has been struck twice, almost directly superimposed over each other. The gun seems to time well and lockup appropriately. Overall a very interesting Smith revolver with some very intriguing modifications. (36545-1) {C&R}

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Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 35: Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: serial #37721, 380ACP, 3 3/4" barrel with an excellent bore. This 1920 made pistol retains about 99% of its original blue finish with a few scattered light oxidation and freckling blemishes. The checkered hard rubber grips are correct for this gun and are in near excellent condition with light handling wear. A single correctly marked magazine is included with this fine specimen. A truly fine example of a type II Model 1908. (86520-3245) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Fine Mortimer & Son Underlever Double Hammer Rifle

Lot 36: Fine Mortimer & Son Underlever Double Hammer Rifle

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: serial #7269, 450 BPE, 27 3/4" barrels with bright excellent bores and just the tiniest amount of light frosting in the grooves. This is a lovely rifle which features a beautifully rose and scroll engraved Jones underlever action and back action locks with rebounding hammers which are each engraved "MORTIMER & SON" along the upper edge. The top of the barrels are marked "MORTIMER & SON / 86 GEORGE STREET EDINBURGH" and they are London proofed on the flats and marked "HENRY'S RIFLING" on each underside. The watertable of action has milled lightening cuts and gracefully shaped recoil shields. The condition of this rifle is very nice and completely honest. The action and locks retain about 65% faded original color case-hardened finish which shows some nice contrast in protected areas and is blending with a mellow gray patina in most exposed areas. The barrels retain about 70% original blue finish blending with a gray/brown patina at areas of loss near the breeches. The rifle is sighted with a low profile beaded blade front sight and three leaf express rear with single standing and two folding leaves and features sling eyes mounted on underside of barrel rib and toeline of buttstock. The checkered English walnut buttstock and lever release forend rate near excellent with 90% plus original finish remaining and with strong checkering that shows just a few scattered light handling marks. The forend shows light carry wear and there is a small sliver missing from the front right side. The rifle is equipped with a smooth steel shotgun buttplate, rounded cheekpiece and a horn pistolgrip cap. Scottish gunmakers produce what are clearly among the most graceful and fine quality guns in the world, this rifle upholds that reputation. A fabulous double rifle. (16520-3580) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Factory Engraved Colt Huntsman Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 37: Factory Engraved Colt Huntsman Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: serial #038984S, 22 LR, 4 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. The factory nickel finish remains in excellent condition with 99% plus remaining. The metal surfaces of this fine-looking 1972 manufactured pistol have been class A Nimschke scroll engraved by the Colt Custom Shop. The pistol is equipped with correctly hand numbered checkered walnut grips that are in like new condition. The pistol includes a single correctly marked nickel plated magazine that is in excellent condition. The pistol is packaged in a near excellent condition original factory foam box with printed cardboard sleeve that is correctly end labeled to this pistol from the custom shop. This little pistol does not appear to have been used much if at all and would be an eye-catching addition to a "Woodsman" collection. (86520-442) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Superb Flintlock Takedown Kentucky Rifle Attributed To S. Morrison Of Milton, Pennsylvania

Lot 38: Superb Flintlock Takedown Kentucky Rifle Attributed To S. Morrison Of Milton, Pennsylvania

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: .36 caliber, 42 1/2" octagon barrel with an oxidized bore. This fabulous rifle features wonderful pierced and engraved brass furniture along with forty silver inlays, nearly all of which show at least light border engraving. The barrel is fastened by four keys and the takedown system utilizes a hooked barrel breech and the first barrel key to fasten the barrel to the butt. The forestock is cut midway through the forestock plate where there are opposing brass plates on each piece of the stock which dovetail together when the barrel is lowered into the stock and the ramrod passes through these brass fittings. The top of the barrel is engraved in script "S (flower) M" and has simple geometric engraving to front and rear of both barrel sights. The lock is marked "A. / ARMSTRONG / PHILADELPHIA" and features tasteful decorative engraving to rear of cock and along underside of pan. The barrel retains a pleasing even brown patina with markings remaining clearly legible. The lock is much the same, again with all markings legible and the rifle appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. The stock features a four piece pierced and engraved patchbox with five of the piercings being filled with silver inlay and the other five piercings remaining open. The left side of the butt has a cheekrest with a lovely engraved eight pointed star on top, an engraved long rectangular inlay along the edge and another beautifully engraved semi-circular inlay at bottom of cheekrest - all in silver. The balance of the silver inlays are generally geometric in shape with half moons, stylized crescent moons and tear drops. The stock is of beautifully figured curly maple and features tasteful incise scroll carving on left side of butt, at tailpipe and simple straight borders along the ramrod channel. The stock is in excellent condition, likely having been lightly cleaned long ago and having some added light oil finish retaining clean edges and showing no signs of being sanded as all brass furniture fits beautifully. The brass furniture bears a pleasing mellow patina and includes a wonderful toeplate that extends to the front of the cheekrest and is beautifully pierced seven times. All silver inlays show a lovely mellow tarnish with only one inlay missing on right side of forestock toward muzzle. The rifle features adjustable double set triggers, a low profile silver blade front sight mounted in brass dovetail and a simple open rear sight. The rifle comes with what looks to be its original ramrod featuring a brass tip on one end and an iron worm on the other. With its extensive silver work, interesting and excellent takedown system, overall classic lines and wonderful condition, this is an investment grade piece of Americana. (16558-22) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection]

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Fine Flintlock Kentucky Rifle By John Shuler Of Bucks County

Lot 39: Fine Flintlock Kentucky Rifle By John Shuler Of Bucks County

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: .51 caliber, 40" part round, part octagon barrel with an oxidized bore. This is a nice late 18th or very early 19th century Kentucky rifle that exhibits classic Shuler traits. The rifle features a nice early lock with beveled edge and faceted pan and gooseneck cock, an early trigger with curled tip and a typical Shuler patchbox hinged along the lower edge. The stock features lovely incise carving on left side of butt, around nose of comb and back a few inches along the edges of the comb, around the lock, along the ramrod channel and around the tailpipe. The barrel is unsigned and has three nicely turned rings at the transition to round with a simple open rear sight and a low brass blade front mounted on narrow oval base. There is no rifling evident. The barrel and lock are a deep, rich brown patina with some old scattered light oxidation present, mostly on the barrel. The lock shows a little light engraving and possibly a name starting with the letter "C" which is no longer legible. The stock has a wonderful rich color with nice striped figure showing its entire length. The carving remains well defined and it is clear that this wood has not been touched in years. There are a couple wavy grain cracks between the tailpipe and the front triggerguard tang but they are tight and sound. The furniture is of brass and includes an early style almost flat buttplate with faceted tang, engraved brass patchbox, wide early style triggerguard, sideplate, large tailpipe which acts like a smaller forestock plate, ramrod thimbles and a narrow forestock tip. All brass bears a pleasing patina and retains a good deal of old and probably original finish. This is a lovely and very honest Golden Age Kentucky rifle. (16558-23) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection]

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Fine Lehigh County Kentucky Rifle With Rare Sliding Wood Patchbox

Lot 40: Fine Lehigh County Kentucky Rifle With Rare Sliding Wood Patchbox

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Description: .42 caliber, 41 1/2" octagon barrel with an oxidized bore. This rifle is unsigned and has an English lock which is marked "NOCK / WARRANTED" with tasteful light engraving. While this rifle is unsigned it exhibits classic Lehigh County style for the period. The gun is quite spartan in design with no carving, no tailpipe and of course the sliding wooden patchbox. The condition is nice with the barrel bearing a pleasing even brown patina overall with some old light surface oxidation present. The lock is somewhat more gray in color and has a pleasing smooth appearance with clear marks and engraving and the frizzen is period resurfaced. The stock has a wonderful mellowed age patina and has a reddish hue with a good deal of original finish remaining. The brass furniture all bears a pleasing mellow patina and includes a crescent buttplate with short and simple toeplate, a nice sideplate with two piercings, a faceted triggerguard, two ramrod ferrules and a forend cap. The sliding maple patchbox appears to be original in all respects and the ramrod is period showing a patina very similar to the barrel and an iron worm tip. This rifle has a wonderful provenance being part of the following collections: Hal DuPont, Jack Malloy, Tom Lewis, Tom Seymour and Dr. Joseph A. Murphy. (16558-21) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection]

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Fine Flintlock Kentucky Rifle By John Gonter Of Lancaster

Lot 41: Fine Flintlock Kentucky Rifle By John Gonter Of Lancaster

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: .45 caliber, 42 1/16" octagon barrel with an oxidized bore that still shows deep rifling. This handsome rifle is singed "J. GONTER" on the sideplate and features an engraved an pierced brass patchbox and incise carving on the left side of the butt. The barrel is unsigned which is not unusual for a Gonter rifle as he favored the brass sideplate for his signature. The rifle is a superbly executed reconversion to flintlock featuring a "Sweitzer" marked lock. The octagon barrel is fastened with four wedges and bears a smooth even gray brown patina and is stamped on the breech "JULY 5 1889", the significance of this date is unknown. The lock bears a pleasing even brown patina, the touchhole area is beautifully aged and extremely close inspection is needed to see where it was once a drum and nipple conversion. The stock is of beautifully figured curly maple and features nice incise carving to rear and below cheekpiece as well as at tailpipe and along the ramrod channel. The patchbox is of brass and of four-piece design with tasteful scroll engraving, a pierced finial and it is opened by depressing the front of the small brass toeplate Other brass furniture includes a Lancaster style sideplate, buttplate, triggerguard, ramrod thimbles and forend cap. The stock is in very good condition having been lightly refinished long ago, showing a repaired crack at toe and some small cracks on bottom of stock in the area of the front triggerguard tang. All of the brass furniture bears a pleasing mellow patina and the rifle is sighted with a very low profile brass blade front and a simple open rear. A handsome Kentucky rifle by this well regarded Lancaster maker. (16558-20) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection]

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Browning Medalist Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 42: Browning Medalist Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: serial #134732T9, 22 LR, 6 3/4" barrel with an excellent bore. The blued metal surfaces are in excellent condition with about 99% remaining. The checkered walnut, wrap around thumbrest target grips and Schnabel forend are in near excellent condition with a few light dents observed. The cartridge deflector pin is present. The pistol is housed in a factory presentation case that is in near excellent condition with some light handling wear. The red cloth interior is also in near excellent condition and contains a presentation case key, cartridge block, multi function tool, barrel weight hanger, three assorted size barrel weights and a single magazine. This is a wonderful condition Medalist for the shooter or the collector. (86520-795) {C&R} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Walther Osp Semi-Auto Pistol

Lot 43: Walther Osp Semi-Auto Pistol

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: serial #05505, 22 Short, 4 1/2" multi ported barrel with an excellent bore. This 25 meter rapid fire pistol retains about 99% of its blue and anodized finishes with a few light handling marks and one operation mark above the barrel latch. This importer marked pistol features a set of stippled hardwood target grips with thumbrest and adjustable heel rest. The grips are in very good to excellent condition with light flaking of the finish around the butt from movement of the heel rest. These pistols dominated 25 meter rapid fire competition for years until a rule change eliminated the 22 short cartridge from the event. A single magazine is included with the pistol. (86520-3377) [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Unmarked New England Dual-Purpose Flintlock Musket-Fowler

Lot 44: Unmarked New England Dual-Purpose Flintlock Musket-Fowler

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Description: About .65 cal., 55" barrel with a very good bore. The barrel is primarily a lightly oxidized plum brown with pewter undertones and is completely unmarked. It features a very nice scant brass blade front sight and a square under lug for bayonet mounting. The area surrounding the touchole shows some nice pitting, and an extremely well camouflaged reconversion to flint, likely from drum-and-nipple. The lockplate is slightly banana-shaped and is a dull gray-brown patina. There is some very light borderline engraving with little foliate sprays with simple engraving present on the swan neck cock. The frizzen and pan show some minor pitting as do the top jaw and flash areas of the hammer. There are two sheet brass ramrod thimbles and a ribbed tailpipe which is very slightly damaged. The triggerguard features a foliate front extension with light engraving on the bow and at the terminus of the tang. The brass buttplate shows some very minor scroll on its upper tang; all of the brass is a dull tarnished goldenrod patina. The stock appears to be cherry and has a wonderful antique look, very nearly untouched and rates about excellent. There is a very attractive long fluted comb with a dual shadow lines and the forearm features a lovely delicate thin fluted rib running the entire length of the barrel channel and on both sides of the ramrod channel. The nose of the stock was either manufactured flat or more likely, cut back during the period of use to accommodate the bayonet stud. There is a small 3" restored sliver on the left side of the forestock at the nose and another small 3" chip ahead of the lockplate which was replaced, both appear to be walnut. The stock itself has a lovely antique red-russet hue with very nice patina from the years. There is an oval monogram plate atop the wrist, it is un-engraved and the lock seems to function well mechanically. What is likely the original ramrod is present. Overall a really attractive example of an extra-length New England fowler with a very long Hudson-Valley appearance. (36684-35) {ANTIQUE}

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Fabulous Martini Action Sporting Rifle By Hermann Weihrauch

Lot 45: Fabulous Martini Action Sporting Rifle By Hermann Weihrauch

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: serial #13934, 5.6x35 (22 Hornet), 23" barrel with a bright excellent bore engraved on top "HERMANN WEIHRAUCH, ZELLA MEHLIS". This rifle is of very nice quality and features a beautifully relief floral scroll engraved action with deep relief engraved scenes of Auerhahn on left and fox and grouse on right. The top of the action bears a relief monogram "HW" on ring of action and geometric crosshatching on rear of action. The rifle is in very nice condition with the barrel retaining 98% original blue finish overall and being date coded "544" beneath forend. The action is finished in a French gray and retains virtually all of that even finish overall. The opening lever fits perfectly along the front of the pistolgrip and then extends beyond the cap with a graceful curve for easy opening. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with nice figure and virtually all of their original finish. The buttstock features a flat cheekpiece and the forend has a nice schnabel tip with shell carving on front. All checkering remains sharp and crisp and the rifle is sighted with a ramp mounted beaded blade front, and two leaf rear mounted in raised dovetail. Additionally the rifle is equipped with see-through claw bases which hold a period German Ajack scope which is about 2 power and has nice clear optics with a post and crosshair reticle. The rifle is equipped with its original 3/4" sling swivels mounted on bottom of barrel and in toeline of the stock. A wonderful quality rifle in a fabulous chambering, this is a great Martini sporter. (16694-11) {C&R}

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Lot 46: Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: serial #62106, 38-40, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright very good bore that shows a couple small areas of oxidation. The metal surfaces of this rifle retain about 20% original blue finish with the balance bearing an even gray patina with some scattered light dings present. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front and standard rear sporting sight. The left side of the action shows a strong original Rampant Colt roll mark. The checkered walnut forend and plain walnut buttstock rate near excellent with lots of original finish remaining, sharp checkering and just a small chip from the toe. (16520-3533) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Lot 47: Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: serial #66647, 32-20, 26" octagon barrel with a good plus bore. The barrel retains about 95% evenly thinning original blue finish while the magazine is more gray with perhaps 25% original blue showing. The action retains about 30% original blue finish with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina with crisp Rampant Colt roll mark on left side. The checkered walnut two-piece forend and plain walnut stock rate very good plus with about 85% original finish remaining and just a coupe sparse light handling marks and sharp checkering. The rifle is sighted with an beaded blade front sight and a standard open sporting rear. (16520-3588) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Baby Carbine

Lot 48: Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Baby Carbine

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: serial #66115, 44-40, 20" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This little carbine weight only 5 1/4 pounds and is in wonderful original condition and shows London proofs on the barrel and action. The barrel and magazine retain about 90% evenly thinning original blue finish which is just beginning to tone to brown. The action shows a perfect Rampant Colt on left side and retains about 80% bright original blue with loss being due to flaking. The hammer retains vivid original color case-hardening and the fire blue on the trigger remains strong. The plain walnut buttstock and checkered two-piece forend rate very good plus, both appearing to have been very lightly refinished long ago with scattered handling dings and bruises in the butt. The rifle is sighted with a stud front sight and an express rear mounted properly in the reversed position. Overall this is a very fine Baby Carbine. (16520-1962) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Colt Lightning Small Frame Slide Action Rifle

Lot 49: Colt Lightning Small Frame Slide Action Rifle

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500

Description: serial #14672, 22 Short, 24" octagon barrel with a very good bore showing strong rifling with some shallow pitting evident. The metal surfaces of the barrel and half magazine show 90-95% original blue overlaid with finely freckled pinprick surface oxidation. A few light impressions and dings are apparent, with the edges of the barrel flats just starting to show silver. The barrel address remains crisp and clear, as does the 22 Cal. marking forward of the receiver. The receiver shows 90% bright original Colt high polish blue just starting to silver at the high edges and flaking to lightly mottled blue/brown, most notably on the upper and lower tang and underside of the action. Fine surface scratches commensurate with the age of the gun are visible, as well as a 3/8" spot of surface oxidation visible on the left rear side of the receiver. The Rampant Colt roll mark remains crisp and clear, and shows a surrounding shallow surface impression likely imparted during the application of the roll mark. The impression is unobtrusive and most visible when viewed at an oblique angle. The brass loading gate shows a lovely untouched ochre patina. Strong case-hardened color is visible on the sides and spine of the hammer. The straight grip walnut stock and checkered forend are in excellent condition, showing lightly soiled original varnish with numerous light impressions and usage marks scattered across the surface. The right side of the buttstock shows an area of lightly sanded shallow surface impressions about 3 1/2" in length and 3" forward of the toe, with the finish in this area now appearing slightly dull. Some dark oil staining is apparent adjacent to the action and tang, with no cracks visible. The original checkered black hard rubber buttplate with Rampant Colt logo remains in excellent condition, now aging to a dark olive/black. The rifle wears a blade front sight and simple dovetailed rear sight, both appearing as original. Overall a very fine small frame Lightning in seldom seen condition. (146520-2733) {ANTIQUE} [Richard "Stretch" Kennedy Collection]

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Rare Virginia Manufactory Second Model Flintlock Pistol

Lot 50: Rare Virginia Manufactory Second Model Flintlock Pistol

Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: .62 caliber, 9 7/8" round barrel. This rare pistol is numbered "222" on underside of barrel as well as on the inside of the sideplate and in the stock beneath the sideplate; there is a number "6" or "9" on in the inside of the triggerguard bow. The flat lockplate with pronounced teat at rear is marked in large letters "VIRGINIA" ahead of cock and "RICHMOND / 1814" in upward arc to rear of cock. The barrel and lock bear a dark brown patina with even pitting overall. The touchhole is worn slightly open, completely undisturbed and this pistol is clearly in its original flintlock configuration. There barrel is not marked and the markings on the lockplate are clearly legible with only the "R" and "D" in Richmond being no longer visible. The walnut stock has a rich dark appearance and rates about very good with nice edges and some chipping missing from the top rear of the lock. The stock shows some original finish, likely some old added light oil and handling marks consistent with its age. The brass triggerguard, sideplate, buttcap, tailpipe and forend band all show a lovely rich patina. These rare pistols were made in Richmond between 1812 and 1815, they were patterned after the 1805 Harper's Ferry but made a little more stoutly. Another distinction and variation from the 1805 pattern is that these were the first American martial pistols ever to utilize a swivel ramrod. This pistol appears to be original and honest in all regards. An investment quality American martial pistol. (Note: This pistol sold at auction in 2007 as part of the Robert Howard Collection for over $35,000) Provenance: James Wertenberger, Robert Howard, Dr. Joseph A. Murphy. (16558-19) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection]

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