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Auction Description for Rock Island: Day 2 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

Day 2 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


996 lots with images

December 1, 2012

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Exceptional Civil War Production New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1000: Exceptional Civil War Production New Haven Arms Company Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $90000 - 130000 Henry Lever Action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., in July 1864. The rifle has the distinctive Henry brass receiver and brass buttplate with blue octagon barrel and integral 15-shot magazine. The hammer and loading lever have a color casehardened finish. The straight grain black walnut stock has an oil finish. The barrel has the later style square back nickel-silver front sight blade and dovetail mounted folding leaf rear sight. The rear sight has a center notch marked "900" and sight bar retaining screw at the top of the leaf. The magazine has the larger second style brass follower. The receiver is the second pattern which lacks the rear sight dovetail which was eliminated at about serial number 3,100 (September 1863). The rifle has the second style brass buttplate with pointed heel. The buttplate has a hinged brass trap door and the trap contains the correct four piece jointed steel cleaning rod with brass tip and steel eyelet introduced around serial number 4,000. The left side of the stock and barrel are fitted with a sling swivel and a screw-fastened loop for a sling hook. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT.16.1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS CO. NEWHAVEN.CT.". The legend is the later, larger style with all serif letters in the second line. The rifle serial number, "6040" is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver, on the left side of the lower receiver rail, in the upper stock inlet and on the inside of the buttplate below the lower screw. All of the visible serial numbers match. The serial number is correctly not stamped on the late style cap-head buttplate and tang screws. The "H" inspection mark of B. Tyler Henry is stamped on the lower tang behind the lever latch. What appear to be the script initials "C C C" are very lightly scratched in the right side of the stock. BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Henry RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 6040 Condition: Extremely fine overall. This rifle is exceptional with only very minor handling wear. The barrel and magazine retain 80% plus of the original blue finish. The balance of the blue has aged to a very attractive plum patina and retains the original bright finish in protected areas. The barrel edges and markings are sharp. The only significant wear is four small spots of pitting on the top of the barrel between the legend and the rear sight. The rear sight is very fine and has much of the original niter blue finish in protected areas. The exceptional brass receiver and buttplate have a mellow and very attractive unpolished patina. The side plate joints on the receiver are perfect. Large amounts of the original blue finish are present on the bolt and the hammer has nearly all of the case colors intact. The case colors on the lever have aged to a very attractive plum brown patina. The stock is excellent with all of the original oil finish and minimal handling or storage marks. Most of the case colors are present on the sling swivel. The screws are very good and the screw shanks retain most of the original niter blue finish. Henry rifles typically saw hard use and are rarely encountered with any original finish. This rifle is one of the finest examples of Civil War production, Henry rifle ever offered for sale by the Rock Island Auction Company. It would be extremely difficult to ever upgrade this exceptional Henry rifle.

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Spectacular Documented J Ulrich Signed Factory Panel Scene Engraved Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Carved Stock and Factory Letter

Lot 1001: Spectacular Documented J Ulrich Signed Factory Panel Scene Engraved Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Carved Stock and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $85000 - 130000 This is a spectacular, never offered to collectors, new find Deluxe Panel Scene Ulrich Factory engrave gold inlaid Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Rifle that was manufactured in 1901. The rifle was engraved by Master Winchester Engraver John Ulrich and signed "J. ULRICH" in tiny letters on the lower tang behind the trigger. This rifle features deluxe Winchester "No. 4 Engraving" and "Style D" carving and checkering on the stock and forearm. The left side of the receiver is engraved with a highly detailed game scene that depicts a hunter taking two elk and the right side of the receiver is engraved with a solitary grizzly bear. The receiver, loading lever link, takedown collar, barrel, forearm cap and buttplate heel are inlaid with gold bands and borders. The loading lever, hammer and screw heads are all engraved. A Model 1894 rifle with identical engraving and stock carving and checkering was illustrated and described on pages 10-11 of the 1897 edition of the Winchester catalogue "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS". Pages 10-11 of "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" are reproduced on page 214 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Takedown Rifle serial number 475011 with No. 4 engraving and Style D carving and checkering and identical game scenes is illustrated on page 246 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING". Identical engraving, inlays and carving on Model 1894 serial number 325531 is shown on page 421 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis. This rifle, serial number 266180, has a blue finish on the barrel, magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The loading lever, hammer and crescent buttplate have a color case-hardened finish. The loading gate is niter blued. The highly figured carved walnut pistol grip stock and forearm have a high polish 'piano' finish. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel is fitted with a dove-tail mounted, gold washed, Beach or Lyman folding combination front sight and a scarce Winchester tangent style rear sight for Model 1894 rifles chambered for high velocity, smokeless, cartridges (an example of this sight is pictured on page 438 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK"). The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21 1894" ahead of the rear sight. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" between the rear sight and the take-down collar. Oval WINCHESTER "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top barrel flat and the top of the receiver. The caliber "32 W.S." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the receiver in an engraved scroll and border panel. The serial number, "266180" is roll-stamped on the underside of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1894/WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK" in three lines. The inside of the rear sight elevator is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REP. ARMS CO." over patent information in four lines. The included factory letter confirms rifle takedown configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, fancy pistol grip stock with carved D pattern and graduated peep and beach sights. The rifle was received in the warehouse on December 23, 1905 and shipped from the warehouse on December 23, 1905 on order number 37912. BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: style d walnut checkered Gauge: 32 W.S. Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 266180 Condition: Excellent plus. The rifle retains 95% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish on the receiver and barrel assembly. The only significant finish wear is on the heel and face of the buttplate which have light pitting and some scattered surface discoloration. All of the other components have half of the original case-hardened finish and show minimal wear. The magazine tube and barrel take-down collar are nearly completely free of the take-down scuff marks usually found on those components. The flawlessly executed engraving and game scenes are crisp and deep. All of the markings on the barrel and receiver are sharp. The stock and forearm have flawless checkering and relief carving. At least 98% of the high polish piano finish is present on the stock and forearm; wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. This is a spectacular example of a Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Sporting Rifle factory engraved and signed by Master Factory Engraver John Ulrich.

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Scarce New Haven Arms Co., Engraved, Volcanic Lever Action Carbine

Lot 1002: Scarce New Haven Arms Co., Engraved, Volcanic Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $18000 - 27500 This is an example of a Volcanic Carbine that was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., c. 1860. The carbine has a 16 1/2-inch octagon barrel with integral magazine. The barrel has a blue finish and is fitted with a brass post front sight blade. A wheel adjustable rear sight is dovetail mounted on the receiver. The carbine has a brass receiver and crescent buttplate. The buttplate and receiver are engraved with factory open scroll engraving in panels with scalloped borders and have a silver-plated finish. The hammer and lever are color casehardened. The straight grain walnut stock has a high polish piano finish. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the modified one-line legend "PATENT NEWHAVEN CONN. FEB. 14.1854" used on New Haven Arms Volcanic rifles and pistols after Oliver Winchester assumed control of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., in April 1857 and reorganized it as the New Haven Arms Co. The serial number, "252" is stamped on the right side of the loading lever. The innovative Volcanic repeating arms featured a self-contained "rocket ball" cartridge, integral magazine and self-cocking mechanism and were the most advanced firearm manufactured prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War. These rare and historically significant firearms served as the basis for the Henry and Winchester lever action rifles and established Oliver Winchester as a firearms manufacturer. Deluxe silver-plated and factory engraved Volcanic carbines like this example are scarce. BBL: 16 1/2 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Volcanic Finish: silver-plated Grips: Serial Number: 252 Condition: Very good. The barrel has a very attractive deep brown patina. The lower portion of the barrel near the muzzle has several minor dents and some light surface pitting.The barrel markings are clear. The receiver retains 30% of the attractive original silver-plated finish. The balance of the brass receiver and buttplate have a mellow untouched patina. The engraving is crisp. The side plate joints are tight. The bottom of the buttplate has some light scratches or polishing marks. The casehardened finish on the hammer and lever has aged to a mottled gray patina. The rear sight has 25% of the original niter blue finish. The stock has been lightly sanded and re-oiled but remains very good. This is a solid example of a scarce factory engraved silver-plated Deluxe Volcanic Lever-Action Carbine.

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Fine New Haven Arms Volcanic Pocket Pistol

Lot 1003: Fine New Haven Arms Volcanic Pocket Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $12000 - 18000 Barrel top is marked "NEW HAVEN CONN. PATENT FEB 14, 1854" indicating that the pistol was manufactured after Volcanic's reorganization in April 1857 and the formation of the New Haven Arms Company. The company was formed to continue production of the former Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. These pistols were produced in 30 caliber and used the same basic frame as the original Volcanic. The serial number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip panel and the matching number is stamped on the inside of each panel. The pistol had a blue barrel, casehardened lever and trigger with a brass frame, pinched blade front sight and dovetailed fixed iron rear sight. Fitted with two-piece smooth varnished walnut grips. Production of these scarce pistols ran from 1857 to 1860. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 30 CF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 1454 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 50% original blue finish with a brown and gray patina on the balance. The hammer and lever have a smooth mottled gray patina. The frame has a very attractive aged patina. The grips are excellent with most of the original varnish remaining and showing some wear and minor nicks on the lower edges and a few overall scattered minor dings. The barrel marking remains crisp and clear. The action is fine with the lever retention spring being slightly weak.

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Outstanding Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe .50 Caliber Express Sporting Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1004: Outstanding Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe .50 Caliber Express Sporting Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $45000 - 65000 Model 1886 Deluxe Express Sporting Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter that states this rifle was shipped from the Winchester Warehouse on December 27, 1895. The letter describes the rifle features as caliber .50/110 with 1/2 octagon barrel, Plain trigger, Checkered stock, Pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, 1/2 magazine and shotgun butt. The rifle has a blue barrel, bolt and loading gate. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, loading lever and steel shotgun buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The highly figured, fancy grain walnut stock and forearm have a highly polished finish. The forearm and pistol grip have the popular Winchester "Style H" checkering. The bottom of the pistol grip has a hard rubber cap embossed with "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO." The half-round barrel has a dovetail mounted Lyman "Winchester Express" front sight with ivory bead and a rare short range "Winchester Express" rear sight with platinum sighting line and three folding leaves graduated for 50, 100 and 200 yards. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "50 EX" is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "-MODEl 1886-". The lower tang is stamped with the "1884" and "1885" patent dates behind the trigger. The serial number "107020" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the rear tang screw. BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 50-110 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 107020 Condition: Excellent. The rifle is exceptional and retains 97% of the original blue and 95% plus casehardened finish. The barrel, bolt and loading gate retain nearly all of the blue finish. The case colors on the forearm cap have silvered slightly. The top and sides of the receiver and upper tang have vivid case colors. The case colors on the underside of the receiver and lever show handling wear and have faded to a silver patina. The hammer and sides of the lever show strong case colors. The buttplate has a mottled brown finish with some pitting at the heel. The fancy grain stock and forearm are excellent; nearly all of the original high polish finish is intact and the checkered panels are sharp. The stock and forearm have only a few very minor storage and handling marks. The markings on the barrel and frame are sharp. This is an outstanding example of a scarce and very desirable Special Order Model 1886 Deluxe Express Sporting Rifle.

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Excellent Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter, Print and Book

Lot 1005: Excellent Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter, Print and Book

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Description: Estimate: $14000 - 22500 Manufactured on May 6th, 1902 based on research from the Cody Firearms Museum. This excellent Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Rifle features special order half octagon barrel, close set double set triggers, Lyman sights and deluxe checkered pistol grip stock. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight, the left rear flat is marked with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking and the top flat at the breech is marked "30 W.C.F.". The left rear upper flat is marked with a London provisional proof followed by ".300" (upside down), and there is a "crown/V" proof on the left side of the receiver ring. The serial number is marked on the bottom front of the receiver. The barrel is fitted with a Lyman combination folding globe sight and a two leaf folding rear sight. There is a tang mounted short range Lyman cup disc peep sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. There is a hard rubber Winchester grip cap on the stock. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, 30 caliber, 1/2 octagon barrel, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman combination front and rear cup disc sights, 1/2 magazine, that it was received in the warehouse on May 23, 1902 and shipped on order number 9586, May 24, 1902. The rifle comes with a copy of the book "Winchester An American Legend" by R.L. Wilson and a 33 inch by 34 inch nicely framed and matted print of the Winchester cowboy done by Phillip Goodwin (see image). BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 145007 Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 90% original blue finish with a three inch long area of light pitting and smooth brown patina on the top right receiver, and some thinning and a few minor dings on the barrel. The loading gate retains 50% nitre blue. The hammer and lever retain most of the bright original case colors and the buttplate has a smooth mottled brown and gray patina. The wood is also excellent with most of the original varnish remaining and showing some scattered minor dings and handling marks, with crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The book and print are excellent.

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Excellent Documented Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1006: Excellent Documented Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 9500 This excellent example of an original Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle has an included Cody Museum letter stating that this rifle arrived at the warehouse on March 10, 1894 and was shipped June 7, 1894 and the letter confirms the barrel, trigger and caliber. The barrel has a nickel silver blade front sight and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight, with "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860-" stamped ahead of the rear sight and the caliber marking "44 W.C.F." stamped at the breach behind the rear sight. The rifle has a Third Model receiver, with serrated dust cover edges. The upper tang has the third style fancy "Model 1873" marking on the upper tang and is factory drilled and tapped for a sight. Mounted with a smooth straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and a brass trap door in the steel crescent buttplate. BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 472885B Condition: Excellent, with 90% of the original blue finish overall, showing light edge wear and scratches, with the blue finish fading slightly to a blue-brown patina. 70% original casehardened finish remains, with strong colors, fading to a silver gray on the buttplate. Wood is in very fine to excellent condition with most of the original varnish and scattered, minor handling marks. An excellent example of an original Third Model Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle.

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Rare Winchester Model 1885

Lot 1007: Rare Winchester Model 1885 "International Match" High Wall Target Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 13000 This rifle is one of the very few Model 1885 Winchester High Wall International Match Target rifles manufactured. In the 1870s, from the start of the Creedmoor Target matches and on up through the present day Camp Perry National Matches, the United States has been a country which has been heavily involved in and fully supported the sport of high power target shooting. These events have been fully supported by many of the major gun companies in the U.S. and this rifle is a beautiful example of just such an effort as pioneered by the Winchester Firearms Company and which just happened to coincide with the 1909 Camp Perry National Matches. These rifles and the concept of International Rifle Matches were conceived by A.L. Laudensack, a noted High Power rifle shooter and a Winchester Engineer during the early 1900s. Obviously from his standpoint, only the best, most stable rifle design of the time would work, that being the super strong, and stable Model 1885 Winchester Single Shot High Wall rifle. These International Match rifles can directly trace their origin and designs to A.L. Laudensack. These rifles have certain features that have been found and documented on the few surviving samples and are detailed on pages 164 to 169 of the book "The Winchester Single Shot" by John Campbell. It is noted that approximately 30 but no more than 50 of these rifles were manufactured. The basic features found on each rifle are; they are chambered for the new 30 caliber rimless cartridge of 1906, each one has a barrel length of approximately 30 inches, they have a distinctive short forend with finger grooves on each side that has an integral palm rest on the underside of the forend (remember these were shot off-hand) with the cork cover on the bottom, a hand guard that covers the barrel from the barrel band to the receiver ring, with the metal clips on the underside, a 1902 Krag style rear sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation with either a Winchester Wind-Gauge or Lyman Globe front sight, a Winchester close-coupled double set trigger, straight gripped shotgun butt walnut stock with a flat checkered steel buttplate, the unique hammer Interlock feature which prevents the rifle from being cocked unless the interlock mechanism is depressed and the hammer placed at half-cock and which automatically cocks the rifle upon closing the breech, and the patented F.F. Burton extractor system (as identified by the large screw head on the left side of the receiver) for the rimless 30-06 cartridge. Each rifle in this group is of the late coil spring design with a fixed barrel assembly (non-takedown). Some of the rifles also exhibited unique features or changes based on the personal likes of each shooter. This rifle is accompanied by a Winchester factory letter dated December 1984 that indicates this rifle was shipped out on August 18, 1913. It states that it was built as an original International Match High Wall Target rifle with the correct 30 Rim Caliber in 1906, 30 inch, #3 round barrel, nickel steel action, shotgun butt, and set trigger. The letter also states that is has the same style cork forend as found on the "Laudensack rifle" old style hammer fly, with front sight thumb screw to be cut off and slotted for a screw driver, targeted at 200 yards and target sent. Two things should be noted on this rifle; one) the cork palm rest is the correct original brown version that matches the forend exactly as pictured on page 165 of the noted reference and also the original Winchester Windage front sight has been removed and replaced with a later Redfield Globe front sight, but this can be easily corrected to restore it back to it's original configuration. We did not remove the handguard, however we anticipate it fully conforms to the markings in the reference. The bottom of the barrel is marked "3" and "F, 3, 1906, 4, VP in an oval, MNS, 1 in a triangle, C" at the breech end. BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30-06 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 98613 Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 90% plus original blue finish with some thinning and a couple of areas of pitting on top of the barrel, a minor scratches on the left side of the barrel from removing the barrel,band, light wear on the rear of the top tang, with some thinning on the lower tang,and edge wear and some pitting on the receiver. The loading lever shows 60% of the original case colors, brightest in the protected areas, with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The wood is also very good with almost all of the original varnish remaining with some pressure dents and handling marks and the cork palm rest has worn off on the bottom and shows chips along the sides. A solid example of a very rare International Match winchester Model 1885 rifle.

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Exceptional U.S. Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Single Shot Winder Musket

Lot 1008: Exceptional U.S. Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Single Shot Winder Musket

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 4250 This U.S. Model 1885 Winder Musket is a late production example manufactured after 1913. It has a raised blade front sight and Lyman receiver sight with the two line address patent marking and "22 SHORT" stamped on the left side of the barrel. The Winchester proof is present on the barrel and receiver. The upper tang has the three line Winchester trademark information and there is "US" above an ordnance bomb stamped behind the hammer. Mounted with a smooth straight grip stock with finger groove forearm, sling swivels, single barrel band and crescent buttplate. BBL: 28 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 short Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 129203 Condition: Excellent plus. The rifle retains 98% plus original blue finish with bright case colors on the breech block. The wood is also excellent with a few minor handling marks with sharp edges. Mechanically excellent. This is possibly the finest U.S. marked Winchester Model 1885 Winder Musket that we have ever offered!

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Desirable and Very Fine Winchester Model 1876 Special Order Short Rifle

Lot 1009: Desirable and Very Fine Winchester Model 1876 Special Order Short Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $15000 - 25000 This Winchester Model 1876 "Short Rifle" was manufactured in 1883. The rifle has a special order 22-inch full octagon barrel and steel shotgun buttplate. This is a Third Model rifle which has the integral dust cover rail on the receiver and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a folding leaf rear sight marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. The rifle has a full blue finish with the exception of the color casehardened hammer and loading lever. The walnut stock and forearm have a varnish finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860."ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "45-75", is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver with the London "Crown/V" and "Crown/GP" proof and inspection marks along with "450" a punch mark and a third British proofmark are stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight. A "Crown/V" inspection mark is also stamped on the top of the receiver. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is stamped with the caliber designation "45-75" in script numerals. "{MODEl 1876}" is stamped on the upper tang in fancy letters. The serial number "51730" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. BBL: 22 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-75 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 51730 Condition: Extremely fine. The rifle retains 85% plus of the original blue finish overall. The forearm cap and buttplate retain 70% of the blue finish. The loading gate retains 70% niter blue. The hammer and lever have 75% of the casehardened finish intact with strong case colors.The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are both excellent and retain nearly all of the original varnish finish; wear is limited to several, very minor, storage and handling marks. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1876 "Centennial" rifle in the very scarce special order "Short Rifle" configuration.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1010: Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $14000 - 22500 This is an example of a Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1889. This Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle has a blue full octagon barrel and full length magazine with color casehardened receiver, forearm cap, hammer and lever. The "extra finished" pistol grip stock and forearm are highly figured fancy grain walnut with Style H checkered panels. The stock has an ebony inlay in the pistol grip and a steel shotgun buttplate. The rifle has a special order single set trigger, tang mounted folding combination rear sight, barrel-mounted Winchester Express rear sight with two folding leaves and platinum sighting lines, and a Winchester Express front sight with ivory bead. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/- WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. -" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "45-70" is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. The serial number, "48668" and the 1884 and 1885 patent dates are roll-stamped on the lower receiver tang. BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 45-70 Government Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 48668 Condition: Very fine. The barrel, magazine, bolt and loading gate have nearly 90% of the slightly faded original blue finish remaining. There are several light vice marks on the barrel flats immediately ahead of the receiver. The buttplate has a mottled silver-gray patina with traces of the original blue finish. The case colors are 60% intact, mostly on the receiver sides with the forearm cap and lever being mostly a thin silver patina. The sides and top of the receiver and the balance of the hammer, lever and forearm cap have strong case colors. The left side of the receiver has scattered pitting (some deep) overall. The fancy grain stock and forearm are both very fine. The checkered panels are sharp and 95% of the highly polished "extra finish" is intact. The stock and forearm have a few scattered handling marks. All of the markings are sharp. This is a good looking example of a Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle with special order set-trigger,Winchester Express front and rear sights, and folding combination tang sight.

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Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Musket with Socket Bayonet

Lot 1011: Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Musket with Socket Bayonet

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8000 This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Musket that was manufactured in 1903. This musket was part of a lot of over 700 muskets in the 560,000-571,000 serial number range that were shipped to Central America in September 1903. In the 1950s a number of these muskets were discovered in their original crates and were returned to the United States in unfired condition. The musket has the distinctive 30 inch round barrel with full-length forearm and three barrel bands. The barrel has a block front sight that serves as a bayonet lug and a military style folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notch. The Third Style frame has an integral dust cover guide and a dust cover with serrated edges. The stock has a carbine-style buttplate with sliding brass trap door. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and the stock. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is a fiery niter blue. The hammer, loading lever and buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm are oil-finished. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED. MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. "- MODEL. 1873-" is roll-stamped in fancy letters on the upper tang with foliate devices on either end of the marking. The serial number, "570121B" is stamped in script on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The musket is complete with the four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod in the butt trap and is fitted with a WWI issue web Kerr Sling. The socket bayonet is finished bright and has an 18-inch angular blade. The bayonet is not marked. BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 570121B Condition: Excellent plus. The musket retains 98% of the bright original Winchester blue and color casehardened finish. There is little significant finish wear on the barrel, magazine or receiver. The sides of the barrel bands have some extensive minor storage scuff marks. The loading gate has most of the bright niter blue finish. The brass cartridge elevator has a mellow un-touched patina. The case colors on the hammer, lever and buttplate are vivid and the finish is nearly all remain. The markings on the barrel frame and cartridge elevator are very crisp. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the original oil finish; wear is limited to a minor storage mark on the right side of the stock and forearm and several very insignificant handling marks. The bayonet is excellent and retains most of the original bright finish with some scattered and minor age discoloration. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Musket in unused condition.

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Exceptional, Documented Deluxe Gold Plated, Conrad F. Ulrich Signed Panel Scene Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle

Lot 1012: Exceptional, Documented Deluxe Gold Plated, Conrad F. Ulrich Signed Panel Scene Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $50000 - 75000 Winchester Model 1866 Rifle manufactured in 1870. This Deluxe Third Model Rifle is factory engraved and signed by Master Engraver Conrad F. Ulrich (rear of the trigger and numerous times on the face of receiver under forearm) and features a gold-plated brass receiver, forearm cap and crescent buttplate, blue octagon barrel and full length magazine and casehardened hammer and lever. The stock and forearm are highly figured fancy grain walnut. The stock and forearm cap are fitted with factory sling swivels. The barrel has a dovetail mounted sporting front sight with nickel-silver blade and an early Henry style folding leaf rear sight with rounded top and 900 yard center notch. The buttplate has a hinged trap door and the butt trap contains a four-piece jointed steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S -IMPROVEMENT- PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16 1860". The serial number "79868" is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the trigger and enclosed in an engraved banner. The engraver's signature "C.F. ULRICH" with a rectangular border is stamped in tiny letters on the lower tang immediately behind the trigger. Additional "C.F. ULRICH" stampings are found on the side of the upper tang under the stock and on the breech face of the receiver. "OXX" is stamped on the lower tang under the stock. This rifle is illustrated and described in detail on page 111 of "WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The rifle has Winchester Style One factory engraving and the receiver has extensive intricate scroll engraving with two scenes on either side of the receiver and several animals and figures partially concealed in the delicate scrollwork. The central scene on the left side plate depicts a native child being attacked (and eaten) by a crocodile while two other natives watch helplessly. Concealed in the engraving in front of the side plate is a hunter with a rifle and hound. Behind the side plate is a man with a bucket and a saddled horse. A smaller scene on the left side of the receiver depicts two deer grazing under a tree. The right side plate is engraved with a hunting scene that depicts two hounds standing over a fallen buck with a hunter in the distant background. A charging bison and a standing grizzly are concealed in the scrollwork behind the side plate and a panther crouches over the loading gate in the scrollwork in front of the side plate. A smaller game scene on the forward portion of the receiver depicts a buck and doe. In addition to the game scenes on the receiver, the upper and lower tang, underside of the receiver, cartridge elevator, buttplate heel and forearm cap are all engraved with scrollwork or geometric designs. This rifle represents some of Conrad F. Ulrich's most detailed and best known engraving. BBL: 24 In Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue/gold-plated Grips: Serial Number: 79868 Condition: Good. The barrel and magazine have a smooth deep brown patina with light edge wear. The barrel markings are light but legible. The receiver retains traces of the gold-plated finish in protected areas. The forward portion of the frame has been battered possible by a vise. The balance of the receiver and the brass forearm cap and buttplate, have a very attractive untouched patina. The intricate highly detailed engraving on the receiver, forearm cap and buttplate remains sharp. Traces of the casehardened finish are present on the hammer and lever. The fancy grain walnut stock and forearm show moderate handling wear with the left top side of forearm having been professionally repaired (splicing a piece in). There is a hairline crack on both sides of the stock that runs from the toe of the buttplate about half-way to the sling swivel. This is an exceptional example of a Conrad Ulrich signed and panel scene engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle that features some of the best examples of Ulrich's unique engraving.

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Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Lot 1013: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 15000 Manufactured in 1898. The rifle features a #3 octagon barrel with a globe front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a short range tang peep sight. The top flat is marked "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" and "38-55", and the lower tang bears the serial number and patent markings with "5456XXM" stamped internally. Casehardened high-wall receiver, with double set triggers. Extra-fancy checkered walnut pistol grip stock, numbered "2850" under the buttplate, with an ebony tip insert and "tuning fork" style palm rest on the Schnabel forearm, hard rubber Winchester grip cap, raised cheekpiece and nickel finished Swiss buttplate. BBL: 30 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-55 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 81248 Condition: Very fine as partially refinished and assembled, with 98% of the original blue finish, showing minor spotting and handling marks overall. Bright and vivid case colors are present on the receiver, with silvering along the high edges and a few areas of fading. The replacement buttstock is very fine, with mild chipping and cracks at the internally repaired wrist and revarnished around the palm rest base, light pressure dents, and attractive grain. Mechanically excellent.

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Excellent Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle

Lot 1014: Excellent Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $4750 - 6500 Manufactured in 1898, this Model 1885 features a special order 30 inch #4 part octagon barrel with a globe front sight, filler block in the rear sight dovetail slot and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peep sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the standard two line address ahead of the rear sight and "32-40" at the breech. The bottom of the barrel in front of the forearm is marked "4" and the lower tang is marked with the patent date behind the trigger and the serial number behind the lever. All blue finish with a casehardened breechblock, hammer and lever. Double set triggers and mounted with smooth walnut Schnabel forearm with an ebony forend insert and straight grip stock with nickel plated Swiss buttplate. BBL: 30 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 32-40 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 79561 Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 98% original blue finish with some mild thinning and edge wear. The breechblock, hammer and lever retain 98% original bright case colors. The wood is also excellent. The forearm has two small hole repairs and has been freshened with a coat of varnish. The excellent stock retains almost all of the original varnish and overall the wood shows some scattered minor dents and scratches. The buttplate retains 50% original nickel and there is an aged patina on the exposed brass. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Scarce Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with 20 Inch Round Barrel

Lot 1015: Scarce Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with 20 Inch Round Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 9500 This rare Winchester Model 1886 rifle was manufactured in 1906 and has a rare combination of special order features and is complete with a Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes it as a rifle .33 caliber, 20 inch round barrel, plain trigger, plain pistol grip, plain checkered stock, Lyman combination front and Lyman rear sights, 1/2 magazine and rifle butt. The letter states that the rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on December 1, 1906 with one other arm to order number 74,254. The top of the barrel is stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT. OCT. 14. 1884. JAN. 20. 1885." ahead of the rear sight, the left side is marked "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" at the rear and the caliber marking "33 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel at the breech. The rifle is fitted with a Lyman folding combination front sight with ivory bead and a sporting style rear sight on the barrel and a folding Lyman combination tang peep sight on the receiver tang. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver at the breech. The Winchester 1884 and 1885 patent dates are stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger along with the serial number "139728". The lower receiver tang is stamped with the assembly number "272OFC" and the stock and buttplate are stamped with matching "272" assembly marks. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and crescent buttplate. The select walnut forearm and pistol grip stock have Style I checkering with a single checkered diamond under the forearm and a single checkered panel on either side of the pistol grip. The pistol grip has a hard rubber cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". Winchester Model 1886 rifles with short barrels and other special order features are very rare. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 33 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 139728 Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 80% of the blue finish on the barrel, magazine and forearm cap and 50% of the blue finish on the receiver. The finish wear on the receiver is concentrated on contact points on the bottom and lower edges. The case colors on the lever, hammer and buttplate have faded to a silver-gray patina with traces of casehardened finish. Two tang screws are replacements. The stock and forearm both remain very fine. The checkered panels have light-moderate handling wear and there are several minor handling marks on the stock. This is a rare, fully documented, special order Winchester Model 1886 rifle in very fine condition.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 92 Saddle Ring Lever Action Carbine

Lot 1016: Exceptional Winchester Model 92 Saddle Ring Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 6500 Manufactured in 1928. The carbine is equipped with a pinned beaded blade front sight, an adjustable replacement King rear sight, full magazine tube and a saddle staple with ring on the left side of the receiver. The top of the barrel and receiver have a Winchester proof at the breech. The left side of the barrel has the model/trademark/caliber information and the right side has the "Made in U.S.A." two line address. The upper tang has the three line trademark information and the underside of the receiver has the serial number. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a single barrel band and carbine buttplate. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 994863 Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 95% original blue finish showing some minor thinning with some speckling of brown on the bottom forward receiver. The wood is also excellent with minimal minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

Lot 1017: Outstanding Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $6000 - 7000 Manufactured in 1905, this was the first non-detachable box magazine rifle made by Winchester. The top of the barrel at the breech is marked "38-72 W.C.F.", the left side of the receiver is marked with the two line address/patent dates. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1895/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the trigger. Dovetailed brass blade front sight with an adjustable rear sporting sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with ebony insert Schnabel forend and straight grip stock with a casehardened crescent buttplate. BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-72 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 48700 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 90% of the original blue finish with areas thinning to a smooth brown. The receiver retains 70% original blue finish with some smooth brown and gray patina and high edge wear. The magazine retains 80% original blue finish with normal wear from cycling the action. The lever shows strong original blue mixed with a smooth mottled brown patina. The buttplate has a smooth brownish gray patina. The wood is also very fine with a few minor scratches, minor dings and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Cody Letter

Lot 1018: Exceptional Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Cody Letter

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Description: Estimate: $30000 - 40000 This is an excellent example of a very early original Deluxe Special Order Model 1873 rifle. It is accompanied by a Cody Museum record fact sheet supporting the configuration of this rifle, showing shipment in September 1879 under special order #16504. This is a Second Model with the desirable "Thumb Print" dust cover and rail secured by two screws. The rifle is equipped with the following special order features; 1) half-round, half-octagon barrel, 2) half length magazine, 3) semi fancy checkered wood, 4) pistol grip stock, 5) sling swivels and 6) a single set trigger. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29, 1866 OCTOBER 16, 1860-" ahead of the rear sight and there are no caliber markings on the barrel which is correct for these early production rifles. There was no need to mark the caliber on these early models due to the 32 and 38 caliber rounds not having been developed yet. The upper tang has the second pattern markings of only "MODEL 1873" in script and it is correctly drilled for a tang sight, and the serial number is marked on the lower tang directly behind the lever latch. The left side lower tang under the wood is stamped with the assembly number "183" and the same number also appears inside the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. The stock has a nice dark walnut look in the pistol grip area with a little more grain showing on the right side, and closely matching forend with casehardened end cap and original Ebony insert in the pistol grip. The sling swivels are fitted on the underside of the buttstock and the forend cap. It has the standard Winchester blue steel parts with the casehardened receiver, loading lever, hammer, forend cap and buttplate. BBL: 24 3/8 inch round Stock: walnut checkered pistol grip Gauge: 44-40 Win Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 36006 Condition: Excellent overall. The barrel retains 90% of the original bright blue finish with wear on the edge and high spots, with streaks thinning with a nice smooth brown patina, and some scattered minor spotting. The loading gate and trigger retain almost all of the original bright niter blue finish. The receiver retains 70% of the original bright case colors with the balance fading and turning a silver gray patina. The loading lever retains 80% original case colors with some thinning on the bottom of the lever loop and smooth gray on the contact areas. The hammer shows 90% bright colors showing some thinning and friction rubs on the right side, the buttplate has 75% of the dark case colors with the balance turning a smooth gray patina and the forend cap retains 95% of the original vivid case colors. With the exception of some minor pressure marring on the forearm behind the forend cap, the wood is also excellent with a large 1 inch scratch on the right side butt just forward of the buttplate with some minor handling marks overall. Mechanically the rifle is crisp with an excellent bore. An exceptional original early Special Order Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle.

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Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1019: Excellent Winchester Third Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $12000 - 20000 This is a Winchester Third Model carbine that was manufactured in 1881. The carbine has a blue finish on the barrel, magazine, barrel bands and receiver with casehardened lever, hammer and carbine style buttplate. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut. The carbine has a round barrel with steel block style front sight, dovetail mounted adjustable folding leaf rear sight and second style upper barrel band. The magazine has the second style cap secured by a screw. The Third Model receiver has an integral dust cover rail and a dust cover with serrated edges. A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The butt plate has a sliding brass trap. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The upper tang is stamped "{ MODEL 1873}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "91624A" is stamped in script letters on the lower tang behind the lever latch. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 91624A Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 80% plus of the original blue finish. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine; the sides of the barrel bands have some finish wear. The blue finish on the receiver is thin with light edge wear and there are two small patches of light pitting on the right side behind the side plate. The case colors on the hammer, lever and buttplate are muted. The barrel and receiver markings are sharp. The stock and forearm are both very fine overall; wear is limited to some minor handling and storage marks. Model 1873 carbines were utility weapons that typically saw hard service and are rarely found with any original finish. This is an outstanding original example of a Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine that was manufactured in 1881 and would be a fine addition to any advanced collection of Winchester lever action rifles.

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Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1020: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 11000 This Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle was manufactured in 1882. The rifle has a blade front sight, adjustable buckhorn rear sight and a full length magazine tube. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860" ahead of the rear sight. The serial number "156601" is stamped on the lower tang. The straight grip stock and forearm are oil finished and the buttstock is fitted with a late production Fourth Model steel crescent buttplate with a compartment (cleaning rod not included). The Model 1866 Winchester Rifle was essentially a Henry Rifle with improvements such as the modified magazine with the side loading gate, and new walnut forearm, which eliminated the primary defects in the Henry rifle and created a lever action rifle that has been associated with the name "Winchester", and the opening of the Western frontier. BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 156601 Condition: Very good plus. The barrel and magazine have traces of bright blue with the balance a smooth dark patina with minor pitting. The buttplate is missing the screw near the toe.The fine crisp original brass has an attractive aged patina with an area of darker patina around the hammer. 40% of the original nitre blue is remaining on the loading gate. The wood is fine with a number of minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Flat Mint Documented One of Five Special Order Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Winder Takedown Musket with Factory Letter

Lot 1021: Flat Mint Documented One of Five Special Order Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Winder Takedown Musket with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $12000 - 18000 Manufactured 1918 this is a mint example of a rare special order Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Winder Takedown Musket. The included factory letter confirms the takedown musket configuration, caliber, 30 inch No. 1 barrel and 44-A rear sight. The rifle was received in the warehouse on January 17, 1818 and shipped from the warehouse on January 22, 1918. The letter also states "the Winchester Archives indicates that only five arms of this type were made." The rifle is equipped with a standard blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. The left side of barrel is marked with the two line Winchester address/patent dates and the caliber designation "22 SHORT" at the breech. The Winchester oval proof is marked on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The three line Winchester patent date, trade mark is stamped on the upper tang. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, breech block and lever, and mounted with a smooth full walnut Model 1873 Musket style forearm and straight grip stock with a steel carbine style buttplate and sling swivels. BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 short Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 107633 Condition: Excellent plus. The rifle retains 99% bright original blue finish with extremely minor flaking on the receiver. Almost all of the original case colors remain on the hammer, breech block and lever. The wood is also excellent plus with a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. Writer cannot recall ever seeing a Model 1885 quite like this example; quite possibly from the Winchester Collection as it is truly rare being one of only five manufactured!

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Extraordinary Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Hanging Tag Instructions and 1921 Catalogue

Lot 1022: Extraordinary Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Hanging Tag Instructions and 1921 Catalogue

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 9500 Manufactured in 1921, this is an exceptional example of a Winchester Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine. Contoured side frame with the saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side. The left side of the receiver is marked with the standard two line address/patent dates and the top of the receiver ring is marked with the Winchester oval proof over ".30/ARMY". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1895/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF & FGN." and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the trigger with a "B" at the end of the tang. Ramped blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 1,800 yards. Mounted with a smooth military style forearm with grasping groove and handguard secured by a barrel band and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate with compartment containing an original pull though bore cleaner. The carbine comes with the original hanging tag "Information and Instructions", a copy of the book "Winchester An American Legend" by R.L. Wilson, a copy of the 1921 Winchester catalog #82 and a nicely frame and matted Winchester advertising print of a cowboy on horseback with a Model 1895 and a bear. The frame is 24 1/2 inches by 31 inches. BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 ARMY Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 401924 Condition: Near new. The carbine retains 99% plus original blue finish with extremely minor wear limited to the left rear of the magazine and forward sides of the lever assembly from cycling the action. There is a ring sadow present on the left side of the receiver from the saddle ring, which is currently wrapped to protect the finish.The wood is mint with only the slightest handling/storage marks. The markings are sharp. The consignor states that the carbine is un-fired and that appears to be the case. The action is excellent. The book, catalog and print are all excellent. This is an exceptional Model 1895 carbine that would be imposible to improve on. All of the accessories just add to the desirability of this extraordinary Winchester carbine!

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Exceptional and Extremely Rare Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Lot 1023: Exceptional and Extremely Rare Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $37500 - 50000 This is an excellent example of a documented, rare Winchester Model 1886 Musket with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes Model 1886, serial number 82375, as "Musket, 45/70 caliber" and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on September 15, 1893. Only 350 Model 1886 Muskets were manufactured, the Model 1886 Musket is the rarest of all Winchester lever-action muskets. The musket has a blue barrel, forearm cap, barrel band, bolt and loading gate. The receiver, hammer, lever and carbine style buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The buttplate has a sliding trapdoor. The barrel has a block mounted front sight with steel blade that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet and a military style, folding leaf rear sight. Sling swivels are mounted on the barrel band and stock. The butt trap contains a five-piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with a low-luster varnish finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "- MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" between the barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber, "45-70", is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "-MODEL 1886-" is roll-stamped on the upper receiver tang. The lower receiver tang is stamped with the two-line "1884/1885" patent dates behind the trigger and the script serial number "82375" behind the tang screw. BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45/70 Govt. Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 82375 Condition: Excellent plus. The musket is completely original and shows only very minor storage wear. The barrel retains 98% or more of the original blue finish. There is some insignificant edge wear on the sides of the forearm cap and barrel band. The loading gate has 95% of the niter blue finish. The sides of the receiver have fiery case colors; the case colors on the top and bottom of the receiver are slightly more muted but remain at 95% intact. The case colors on the hammer are dark and there are several small age spots on the back of the lever. The breechbolt has 99% of the bright original high polish blue remaining. The buttplate has 95% of the casehardened finish with some very minor finish wear on the heel. The forearm and stock are excellent. The forearm is free from handling and storage marks. The stock has several shallow storage marks but remains excellent. This is an exceptional example of the Winchester Model 1886 Musket, the rarest of all the limited production Winchester lever action muskets.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Carbine

Lot 1024: Outstanding Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 7000 Manufactured in 1924. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent dates, "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech and the Winchester oval proof is marked on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 92/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S.PAT.OFF&FGN." , the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver and the number "26" is marked to the left of the lever. Pinned blade front sight and folding ladder rear carbine sight graduated to 200 yards, full length magazine, saddle ring and staple on the left rear of the receiver and mounted with as smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 25-20 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 932807 Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 95% plus of the bright original blue finish, showing a smooth brown patina on the barrel band and flaking on the receiver, (mainly the left and under side). The breech bolt has 60% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The buttplate retains most of the original blue finish with some thinning and light spotting. The wood is also excellent with 99% of the original oil finish remaining showing only very minor handling and storage wear. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1892 Carbine that appears unused.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1025: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6000 Manufactured in 1904. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two line nickel steel, smokeless powder marking with 35 W.C.F." on top at the breech and the two line address/patent dates are marked on the upper left side of the receiver. "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895" on the upper tang. German silver blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with ebony insert Schnabel tip and straight grip stock with a smooth carbine buttplate. BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 35 WCF Finish: blue/ casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 43889 Condition: Very fine as partially refinished (wood). The rifle retains 95% of the original blue finish, some showing areas of smooth brown patina, bright gray along the high edges, a few minor scratches on the sides of the receiver and bright wear on the magazine and lever from cycling the action. Most of the fiery niter blue is visible on the extractor and most of the bright original case colors on the trigger plate. The wood is also very fine as revarnished with a thin line of rough texture on the upper left side edge of the forearm, some light pressure dents and attractive grain on the butt. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Interesting Factory Letter

Lot 1026: Winchester Model 1894 Special Order Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Interesting Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 4500 Manufactured in 1902 this was the first year that the Model 1894 was made in the 32 Winchester Special caliber. The included factory letter verifies the takedown rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel and plain trigger. The letter states that on August 22, 1902 this rifle was a sample consignment (probably meaning Winchester used the rifle for promotional purposes or exhibition), that it was received in the warehouse on August 25, 1902 and shipped out on August 28, 1902. Blade front sight and 50 and 100 yard "SMOKELESS/32W.S. M'94" marked rear sight with the top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight marked with the two line address, the left rear flat marked with the two line nickel steel smokeless powder marking and caliber marking "32 W.S." on top at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1894/WINCHESTER/PAT. AUG. 21, 1894" and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever and smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with metal forend cap and crescent buttplate. BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 32 W.S. Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 145941 Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 75% original thinning blue finish with areas of smooth brown and plum patina. The magazine tube has a 1 inch worn area from takedown. The hammer and lever retain 80% original case colors. The buttplate has been refinished (blue) and retains 95% finish with some minor pitting present under the finish. The wood is showing an old coat of varnish with some scattered minor dings and dents. There is a crack in the left forearm. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Unique Serial Number 8 Documented Volcanic Lever Action Pistol-Carbine with Detachable Stock Pictured in

Lot 1027: Unique Serial Number 8 Documented Volcanic Lever Action Pistol-Carbine with Detachable Stock Pictured in "VOLCANIC FIREARMS" Book

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Description: Estimate: $25000 - 35000 This is an example of a Lever Action Pistol-Carbine that was manufactured by the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company circa 1856. The pistol carbine has a .41 caliber octagon barrel with integral magazine and is fitted with a non-factory period made detachable silver plated wire replacement stock. The barrel/magazine is blue, the brass receiver is silver plated and the hammer and lever are color casehardened. The carbine has two-piece flat base rosewood grips. The barrel has a brass front sight blade. A period non-factory replacement folding leaf rear sight that is mounted in the receiver dovetail. The wire stock is attached to a single hole in the back strap and secured by a flat base screw on the bottom of the grip strap. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the legend "THE VOLCANIC/REPEATING ARMS CO./NEWHAVEN CONN/PATENT FEB.14.1854" in four lines. The serial number, "8" is stamped on the left side of the grip strap beneath the grip and on the inside of both grips. All of the visible serial numbers match. This pistol is illustrated and described on page 60 of "VOLCANIC FIREARMS" by Lewis and Rutter. The Volcanic Repeating Arms lever-action pistols and carbines were a key step in the development of American firearms. The combinations of a lever action with integral multi-shot magazine and self-contained cartridge were a revolutionary development. Partial ownership of Volcanic Repeating Arms introduced shirt-maker Oliver Winchester to firearms manufacturing and the evolution of the Volcanic lever action and integral magazine led to the development of the Henry rifle and the Subsequent Model 1866, 1873 and 1876 Winchester rifles. BBL: 16 1/2 inch octagon Stock: silver Gauge: 41 Volcanic Finish: blue/silver plated Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 8 Condition: Very good as partially refurbished. The barrel finish is fading to a crisp blue-brown patina and has several scattered patches of light pitting and age discoloration. The barrel edges are sharp. The partially replated receiver has 70% of the original silver-plated finish on the balance with light-moderate wear on contact points. The lower front grip strap has been rewelded near the mainspring screw. Most of the mottled, dove-gray case colors are present on the hammer and lever. Wire stock retains most of the silver-plated finish. Both grips have extensive reglued repairs and have been refinished overall. The barrel markings are light but legible. This is a unique representative example of a Volcanic Repeating Arms Co., Pistol-Carbine with unusual well-made period wire stock.

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Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Carbine

Lot 1028: Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 9000 The custom engraved carbine exhibits both the distinctive early "American Style" German immigrant engraving pattern combined with the Ulrich engraving patterns of pattern/style of both Conrad and John Ulrich. Early patterns are easily identified by the wide/high geometric border around the very edges of the receiver with the exquisite classic Ulrich pattern floral engraving with punch dot background engraving in the center of the side plates and rear area of the receiver, combined with the classic, shell and floral engraved pattern on the front end of the receiver. The underside of the receiver, loading block, and top receiver ring also have the early style small open floral engraved patterns. This carbine has the early third model receiver profile with the serial number located on the lower tang directly behind the trigger. It was originally chambered in 44 Rimfire which has now been converted into 44 Centerfire using the second pattern conversion, with the lateral cut across the bolt face. The barrel has early style front sight mounted on the front barrel band, with the early style two-position rear carbine sight, mounted just in front of the receiver. The top of the barrel has the second pattern Winchester barrel markings of "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN . CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 25 1866. OCT. 16. 1860" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. This carbine is fitted with the early/first style threaded magazine cap. The original saddle ring and staple are mounted on the left side of the receiver. The stock has the early second type brass rifle style buttplate that has the reinforcing web on the lower screw hole extending to the outer edge of the buttplate with only a trap-door and no sliding trap door. The buttplate has the original matching style engraving on top of the buttplate and correctly serial numbered "9083" on the very lower back side of the buttplate, on top of the reinforcing web. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with an oil finish. The serial number "29083" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 CF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 29083 Condition: Custom embellished with clear sharp engraving overall. The remaining metal surfaces have all browned out overall. The forend and stock are both fair with the showing numerous handling marks, with a crack on the upper right side, just behind the barrel band. The buttstock compartment has been enlarged somewhat to hold extra cartridges, with the bullet nose having broken through on the left side, which then probably caused the stock to crack/broke completely through behind the upper/lower tangs. The stock now shows several old frontier repairs using various wooden screws, through the side of the buttstock, which have all been worn down to the surface of the stock and have completely brownout. The action screws do show some tightening on top slots however all are caked with old corrosion and dirt all around the edges. The underside of the action and around the trigger also shows old, dark accumulation of grease and dirt, indicating years of use. The action needs some minor repairs as the mainspring is lose. Although this carbine sounds like it is in bad condition, it actually shows wear and tear you would expect to find on a Western/Frontier saddle ring carbine. The later applied engraving just exemplifies the Old West lure!

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Unique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Rare 23 Inch Barrel

Lot 1029: Unique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Rare 23 Inch Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 This is a Third Model 1873 Rifle with an integral dust cover rail manufactured in 1888 with a special order 23 inch barrel. The included Cody Firearms Museum research request confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, plain trigger and round barrel and that the rifle was shipped on August 4, 1888 and returned to the factory on February 13, 1909. The barrel has the two line address/patent dates marking stamped ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F" at the breech. Factory proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" and the lower tang has the serial number. The cartridge elevator is marked "32 CAL." Blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights and full length magazine. Curly maple forearm and straight grip stock with steel forend cap, cheekpiece on right side and brass crescent buttplate. BBL: 23 inch round Stock: maple Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 275057 Condition: Very fine as period custom stocked. The rifle retains 80% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The barrel has a couple areas of tool-like marks. The hammer and lever retain half of the original case colors. The attractive tiger grain maple wood is fine with some chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Scarce Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Semi-Deluxe Target Rifle with Swiss Buttplate in 22 Short

Lot 1030: Scarce Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Semi-Deluxe Target Rifle with Swiss Buttplate in 22 Short

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 6500 This is an excellent example of a semi-deluxe or special sporting rifle in the very desirable 22 short caliber. These rifles are really a pre-Schuetzen target rifle with this example being made in late 1900 or early 1901. This model has several special order features such as the pistol grip stock, with Winchester grip cap, factory checkering on both the pistol grip area of the stock and forend, small Winchester Swiss style double prong buttplate, close-coupled double set trigger. It is currently fitted with a Winchester globe front sight and a modern replacement mid-range target style vernier rear sight that's adjustable for both windage and elevation and has an unmarked eye-cup. The rifle has been fitted with a number 3 weight, full octagon barrel that is marked on the top flat with the two-line Winchester barrel markings of: "MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A., with the caliber "22 SHORT" marked directly in front of the receiver ring. The lower tang has the standard Winchester markings. The lower tang behind the trigger is marked "PAT. OCT. 7TH 79," with the serial number 89389 on the rear of the tang. BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 short Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 89389 Condition: Very fine with 85% of the original blue finish on the barrel overall with wear on the edges and high spots with the blue starting to thin out and fade on the upper front section of the barrel and the rear area directly in front of the receiver. Both of these areas are typically where some one normally picks up to the rifle to carry it or lift it out of a rifle rack. The receiver retains 80% plus of the original blue finish with light wear and thinning on the edges, high spots and sides as well as the upper front section of the receiver where it contacts the barrel. The stock and forend both retain 95% of the original varnish showing minor handling marks and light scratches overall, with a real nice tight wood to metal fit. The Swiss style buttplate retains 75% of it's original nickel plated finish, showing just even honest wear. The loading lever has faded to a gray mottled patina overall and the breech block and hammer retain 75% of their case colors mostly in the protected areas. This is a very fine example of a semi-deluxe Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Target Rifle.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Rifle with Factory Documented Special Features and Winchester A5 Scope

Lot 1031: Excellent Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Rifle with Factory Documented Special Features and Winchester A5 Scope

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 4500 According to the included factory letter, this rifle arrived at the warehouse 18 March 1910 and shipped the next day, with the following configuration: 25/20 caliber, 28 inch octagon #2 barrel, single set trigger, Lyman #17 target front sight and a Lyman combination rear sight with #2 cup disc. Two line address and patent markings, along with "25-20 S.S.", are present on the upper left barrel flat, with "2" ahead of the forearm and the serial number behind the single set trigger. A Winchester A5 scope has been installed on the barrel. Smooth straight wrist stock, with an ebony forearm tip insert and a smooth buttplate. BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 25-20 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 109385 Condition: Excellent, with 97% of the original blue finish with a patch of brown patina on upper right receiver, showing minor scratching, edge wear and handling marks overall. The scope is a later addition, with hazy optics and mild tube wear. Buttstock is excellent, forearm very fine with a tiny crack on the right side and scattered dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Antique Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle with Scope

Lot 1032: Antique Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle with Scope

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4250 Manufactured 1887 this Winchester High Wall Rifle is equipped with an unmarked dovetail mounted scope that measures 32 inches in length. The No. 2 barrel is without Winchester markings and the "25 WCF" caliber marking located on the top flat at the breech has been restamped. The upper tang is blank and the lower tang has the serial number and 1879 patent date marking. Nicely figured and custom multi-point checkered pistol grip stock and Schnabel tip forearm with ebony forend insert and nickel plated Swiss style buttplate. BBL: 28 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 25 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 8150 Condition: Fine as period custom modified with, rechambered refinished barrel. The barrel retains halp of the blue finish thinning to a brown. The receiver and lever retain 60% original case colors. The buttplate retains 95% of the nickel finish. The wood is fine with a couple hairline cracks, a minor crack in the grip area and some minor handling marks. There is some wear in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Scope has hazy optics and retains 70% thinned blue finish.

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British Proofed Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Single Shot Rifle

Lot 1033: British Proofed Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Single Shot Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2500 This late production Winchester Low Wall Rifle has a combination front sight and adjustable sporting rear sight with the top of the No. 1 barrel stamped with the two line address and "22 LONG R." British lion proofs on the barrel, frame and breech block and standard three line trade mark information on the upper tang. Smooth straight grip stock, ebony forend insert and steel shotgun buttplate. BBL: 24 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 LR Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 102744 Condition: Fine as period refinished overall. The rifle retains 90% English (possibly retailer) blue finish showing some thinning to a gray with some minor pitting (mostly on the lever and buttplate). Muzzle slightly dished back, professionally done. The wood is fine with a repaired stock, a minor chip missing near the upper tang and some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.

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Fantastic Winchester Third Model 1866 Musket with Exquisite European Relief Engraving and Relief Carved Stock

Lot 1034: Fantastic Winchester Third Model 1866 Musket with Exquisite European Relief Engraving and Relief Carved Stock

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Description: Estimate: $14000 - 22500 This is an example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 musket that was manufactured in 1871 and subsequently elaborately engraved and embellished. The musket has the distinctive Third Model receiver profile and serial number stamped on the bottom of the lower receiver tang with 27 inch round musket barrel and 24 inch magazine. The barrel has a block mounted front sight that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet and a Henry style folding leaf rear sight. Sling swivels are mounted on the lower barrel band and stock. The stock has a brass carbine style buttplate with sliding brass trapdoor. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the second style legend. The musket has been professionally modified and has custom European engraving on the receiver, barrel bands, lever and buttplate. The forearm has been shortened and checkered. The stock has European style relief carving. One barrel band has been removed and the upper sling swivel has been replaced with a smaller custom swivel. The receiver is decorated with bold, semi-relief, Germanic scroll work and features four highly detailed hunting scenes and game animals. Both side plates are engraved with scenes depicting hunters in European dress in alpine settings. A panel on the forward portion of the left side of the receiver depicts a lion in an alpine setting. The forward portion of the right side of the receiver is engraved with a panel that features a brown bear. The engraving is intricate and well executed. The stock wrists have relief carved, scaled panels in lieu of checkering. The lower third of the stock has a bold relief carved scene that depicts red deer in a forest setting with scrollwork borders. The scene extends around both sides of the stock. BBL: 27 inch round Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 107600 Condition: Very good as European custom embellished. The blue finish on the barrel and magazine has aged to a blue-gray patina. The barrel legend is clear. The stock and buttplate have an un-polished and very attractive patina. The engraving on the barrel bands, receiver and buttplate heel is crisp and deep. The fine checkering on the forearm shows moderate handling wear. The scale wrist carvings and the scroll work and game scenes on the balance of the stock are sharp and show only light handling wear. The forearm modification, receiver engraving and relief carving are professionally executed and are fully equal to some of the best 19th Century custom work. This is a unique example of a Winchester Third Model 1866 Musket with high quality, professionally executed, European engraving and relief carving.

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Scarce Retailer Marked Winchester 1886

Lot 1035: Scarce Retailer Marked Winchester 1886 "50 Express" Rifle with P. Orr & Sons Madras Marking

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 9500 This desirable Winchester 1886 lever action rifle is chambered in the rare and desirable big "50 EX" cartridge. This specific rifle also carries the very desirable British proofmarks and is engraved on the barrel "Made For P. Orr & Sons. Madras." Now here is a rifle that if it could talk, could probably tell some real stories of "Big Game" hunting in the early 1900s in Madras India, now renamed Chennai. This city is actually located on the lower East side of India, about 200 km from the Sri-Venkateswarna National Park which was probably a major hunting area 120 years ago when this rifle arrived there. The 50 Express cartridge was touted by Winchester as an early Big Game, Lion and Elephant hunting cartridge and this rifle was clearly ordered by the Orr Company, probably intended to be used as their own personal hunting rifle in the early 1900s. The "P. Orr Company" was probably the most famous of all the watch and silver smiths working in India over the last 130 years. The brothers Peter and Alexander Orr emigrated from Scotland to India in 1843; Alexander, a lawyer set up his shop and flourished in his trade, while Peter, a well known watch and Chronometer maker also formally established his company in 1847 in Madras India. His business remained in continuous operation until 1967 when the company was sold to a private Silversmith Group in India. They were known as the "Timekeepers to Madras" for their operation of a large clock tower in the center of the city that housed their business. They were well know for the sale of the fine timepieces, and exquisite silver jewelry as well as for a brief time, firearms to wealthy and royal patrons throughout Southern India. The late 1800s and early 1900s was the heyday of Big Game hunting in India by many wealth British land owners and Aristocrats. This rare rifle has the standard two-line Winchester factory markings on top of the barrel in front of the rear sight and as noted is marked on the left rear flat "Made For P. Orr & Sons. Madras. The "50 EX" markings are on top of the barrel directly in front of the receiver. The rear left side of the barrel carries the British proofmarks of ".50 2.40" "110 GRS BLACKPOWDER 300 GRS BULLET", followed by the British Cross-scepters proofmark. The left side of the receiver and top of the breech bolt also carry the British "Crown/BP" proof marks as used by the Birmingham Proof house. It has the later one-line Winchester "MODEL 1886" model marking on the upper tang with the serial number "125485" stamped on the lower tang. It is fitted with a straight grip walnut stock with crescent steel buttplate with a recurve toe and walnut forend with a special order button magazine. It has the standard half-nickel sporting blade front sight with adjustable sporting rear sight. BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 50 express Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 125485 Condition: Very good as period refurbished with most of the typical British blue finish on all the metal parts, which has dulled and darkened over time. The British were renowned for refurbishing American guns as they felt our blue finish was rather fragile for the time and it was. The reoiled stock and forend are both fine with handling marks and light pressure dents in various places from actual hunting use. The markings and proofmarks are very sharp and distinct. Mechanically excellent.

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Documented, Rare Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Lot 1036: Documented, Rare Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8500 Third Model Manufactured in 1882. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates, the upper tang is marked "{MODEL 1876}" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards. The cleaning rod is mounted on the left side of the forearm and there is a bayonet lug on the right side of the forend cap. Mounted with a full walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. There is a sling swivel on the barrel band and on the stock. The right side of the stock has a deep stamped unrecognizable marking and the number "13". The accompanying factory letter verifies the musket configuration, that it was received in the warehouse on November 20, 1882 and shipped out as 1 of 400 on order number 35449, November 22, 1882. The destination is not given, but it was probably shipped to Hawaii to arm the Citizens Guard as a number of these muskets were shipped to Hawaii in 1882. (The condition of the metal looks like it would substantiate this assumption). BBL: 32 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-75 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 31019 Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a smooth dark mottled patina over light pitting overall with some bright high edge areas. The wood is also good with scattered minor dents and scratches associated with a gun of this age. The markings are readable. The action is fine. Winchester Model 1876 Muskets are extremely rare in any condition!

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Historic Documented Texas Ranger Owned Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1037: Historic Documented Texas Ranger Owned Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 Manufactured in 1910 this is a Third Model carbine with dust cover rail integrally machined as part of receiver. Blade and ladder sights with full length magazine and saddle ring. Two line address/patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight, "38 W.C.F." at the breech and factory proof on top of barrel and receiver. Upper tang has the three line model/trade mark information. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with trapdoor buttplate. Included is a notarized letter from W.G. Chapman that lists this carbine by serial number as once belonging to Chapman's father, George W. Chapman. George W. Chapman was a Texas Ranger in Company A in Alice, Texas, from September 1, 1917 to October 11, 1917 and in Company C in Laredo, Texas, from March 20, 1920 to February 22, 1921. Also included are copies of official records confirming that George Chapman was a Texas Ranger. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 638775B Condition: Fair. The carbine has a mottled gray patina with some very scattered mild pitting. The wood is fair with a number of pressure dents and a minor chip missing from forearm. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce Early Production Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Henry Patent Barrel Address

Lot 1038: Scarce Early Production Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Henry Patent Barrel Address

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Description: Estimate: $25000 - 35000 This Winchester Model 1866 rifle was manufactured in 1868. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the first style legend "HENRY'S-PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860/KING'S-PATENT-MARCH 29.1866." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The rifle has a blue octagon barrel, magazine and loading gate and distinctive brass receiver, forearm cap and crescent buttplate. The hammer and loading lever have a color casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut. The stock and forearm are fitted with factory sling swivels. The Second Model receiver is flared at the junction with the forearm and has the serial number, "20721", stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. The barrel has a dovetail mounted sporting style front sight with iron blade and an early Henry style folding leaf rear sight with 900 yard center notch and elevation bar stop screw. The magazine has the early threaded cap. The forearm has the early first pattern cap. The crescent brass buttplate has a hinged trapdoor and the butt trap contains a four-piece ramrod with brass tip. BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 20721 Condition: Fine. The rifle is completely original and retains 40% plus of the blue finish on the barrel and magazine. The factory legend on the top barrel flat is sharp. The delicate folding leaf rear sight is complete and very good. The hammer retains 40% of the casehardened finish; the case colors on the lever have faded to a brown patina. The brass forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate have a mellow unpolished patina and remain very good. The receiver shows minimal handling wear and the side plate joints are perfect. The left side of the receiver has some scattered age spots. The stock and forearm are both fine with very minor handling wear. The early production Winchester Model 1866 rifles were extremely popular on the frontier following the Civil War and are very difficult to find in anything other than well used condition. This rifle is an outstanding example of an early production Second Model 1866 rifle that retains most of the original finish and shows only careful handling wear. This outstanding Model 1866 rifle would be a show-piece in any advanced Winchester collection.

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Scarce 4-piece Henry Repeating Rifle Cleaning Rod

Lot 1039: Scarce 4-piece Henry Repeating Rifle Cleaning Rod

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1300 Measuring 27 1/2 inches assembled, this is a vintage Henry Rifle cleaning rod, which breaks down into 4 sections for storage in a buttstock compartment. A set of three male/female threaded iron adaptors are secured at the joints, with one end having a rounded tip and the other having four cut grooves for use with a cleaning patch. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Fine, with some mild handling marks.

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Rare Winchester First Model 1876 Lever Action Musket with Open Top Frame

Lot 1040: Rare Winchester First Model 1876 Lever Action Musket with Open Top Frame

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 12000 Manufactured in 1878, this is a rare example of a Winchester First Model 1876 open top frame musket made without a dust cover. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates, the upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. There is a sling swivel on the barrel band and on the stock. Equipped with a blade front sight and a replacement adjustable buckhorn rear sight with original dovetail slot filled. The cleaning rod is mounted on the left side of the forearm. Mounted with a full walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a forend cap and carbine buttplate. BBL: 32 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-75 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 3886 Condition: Very good plus. The musket has a mottled crisp gray patina with hints of blue in the protected areas of barrel where it meets the forearm and on the receiver around the sideplates. The wood is good as revarnished with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Winchester Model 1876 Muskets are rare enough, let alone it being an equally rare first model open top frame!

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Scarce Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in Highly Desirable

Lot 1041: Scarce Winchester Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in Highly Desirable "Teddy Roosevelt" .405 WCF Caliber

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 9500 Manufactured in 1905. Shear blade front sight, no provisions for a rear sight and an adjustable Lyman rear peep sight mounted to the left side of the receiver. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking, "405 W.C.F." on top at the breech and the Winchester oval proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The underside of the barrel is fitted with a sling swivel eye. The left side of the receiver is marked with the two line address/patent dates. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 95/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK". Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with a Schnabel tip with ebony inlay and a straight grip stock with rear sling swivel and recoil pad. BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 405 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 52957 Condition: Extremely fine. The rifle retains 80% plus bright original blue finish with some thinning and edge wear, and some minor oxidation on the receiver and lever. The wood is excellent with some scattered minor dings and handling marks, and a few light scratches. The correct original recoil pad has collapsed from heat. The checkering remains crisp. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-90 Caliber

Lot 1042: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-90 Caliber

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1901. Blade and elevation adjustable sights with full length magazine. The barrel has the two line address marking and "45-90 W.C.F." on the top and the upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-". The serial number along with the two line patent dates marking appears on the lower tang. Smooth straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-90 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 123672 Condition: About good. The brown patina barrel and magazine retain traces of faded original blue finish in the protected areas and the receiver retains traces of silver out original case colors with the balance a smooth gray patina. There is some scattered pin point pitting. The wood is good with a few minor gouges and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable 38-55 WCF

Lot 1043: Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable 38-55 WCF

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 Manufactured in 1911. Pinned blade and folding ladder rear sights with a special order half magazine tube. Barrel has the two line address/patent dates marking and "38-55" on the left side with the factory proof on the barrel and receiver. The upper tang has the three model/trademark information and a saddle staple with ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. Smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-55 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 583985 Condition: Very fine. The carbine retains 60% plus original blue finish with flaking on the receiver, the balance a smooth gray patina. The wood is excellent with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Scarce Documented Rifle Butt Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Lot 1044: Scarce Documented Rifle Butt Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 Manufactured in 1903. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent date ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT.14, 1884" and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, blade front and express rear sights, saddle ring and staple on the left side of the receiver, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the carbine configuration, 44 caliber, that it was received in the warehouse on May 6, 1903 and shipped out on order number T10628, May 14, 1903. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 213749 Condition: Very good. The carbine retains 25% original blue finish with a brown patina on the balance. There is some minor pitting on the right side of the receiver. The stock has been refinished and remains very good with a few minor dents. The forearm is good with a minor crack on the left side and some scattered minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1045: Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 Manufactured in 1908, this rifle has a Marble's Sheard front sight and a King patent marked elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked with the address and patent dates in two lines. The left side of the barrel is marked with the nickel steel marking and the caliber "33 W.C.F.". The Winchester proof mark is on the top of the barrel and receiver. The left rear side of the receiver has two non-factory holes tapped with filler screws for sight mounting. The top tang has the three line second style marking. The patent dates and serial number are marked on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 33 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 146129 Condition: Fair, 20% of the original blue finish remains mostly in the protected areas with a smooth brown/gray patina on the balance. The right side of the receiver is damaged where an attempt was made to pry on the loading gate. The lightly sanded wood is good with scattered minor scratches, dings and a filler repair on the left side of the toe. Mechanically fine.

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Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Lever Action Carbine

Lot 1046: Exceptional Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $18000 - 27500 This is an extremely fine original example of a Winchester Model 1866 carbine that was manufactured in 1875. The carbine has the distinctive Third Model receiver profile and serial number located on the lower tang behind the trigger. The upper barrel band has an integral front sight blade. The magazine has the first style threaded cap. The barrel has an early dovetail mounted rear sight with three apertures graduated for 100, 300 and 500 yards. A staple-mounted sling ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands and loading gate are blue. The hammer and lever have a color casehardened finish. The stock has a brass carbine style buttplate with sliding brass trapdoor. The stock and forearm are straight grain black walnut with an oil finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the second style legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEWHAVEN . CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 25 1866. OCT. 16. 1860" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The serial number "127369" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 127369 Condition: Very fine overall. The barrel, magazine and upper barrel band retain 60% plus of the original blue finish; the lower band shows slightly more finish wear. The loading gate has 70% of the niter blue finish intact. The hammer has nearly all of the dove-gray case colors. The case colors on the lever have aged to a brown patina. The distinctive brass receiver and buttplate are both very fine with a mellow unpolished aged patina. The receiver side plate joints are perfect. Wear is limited to numerous scratches present around lever screw on left side and light handling marks. The stock and forearm are both fine. The forearm has several very minor handling marks while the stock has almost no handling wear. Model 1866 carbines were working guns that typically saw hard use. Carbines with any amount of original finish are rarely encountered. This is an exceptional example of an 1875 production Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring carbine.

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

Lot 1047: Factory Engraved New Haven Arms No.1 Volcanic Lever Action Pocket Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 9500 The top of the barrel is marked "NEW HAVEN CONN./PATENT FEB 14, 1854" indicating that the pistol was manufactured after Volcanic's reorganization in April 1857 and the formation of the New Haven Arms Company. The company was formed to continue production of the former Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. These pistols were produced in 31 caliber and used the same basic frame as the original Volcanic. The frame is engraved with broad floral scroll designs with a simple dot border. The upper side of the frame have a feather pattern and the top of the frame and the back strap have a leaf design. The matching serial number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip panel and stamped on the inside of each grip panel. The pistol had a blue barrel, casehardened lever and trigger, with a brass frame, pinched blade front and fixed iron rear sights, and is fitted with two-piece smooth varnished walnut grips. Production of these scarce pistols ran from 1857 to 1860 with a total production of about 3,300. The Volcanic pistols and carbines are extremely important firearms. They were some of the first successful repeating arms to utilize a self-contained cartridge and served as the basic design for the Henry and early Winchester lever action rifles. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 1226 Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a dark patina with some scattered minor pitting. The brass has a natural aged patina. The grips are poor with a crack running the length of the right panel, a large chip on the right panel, some heavy wear on the lower left panel, a chip on the right toe and heel, and overall a few minor dings. The cartridge follower is a crude period replacement. The correct original barrel markings are very legible, the engraving crisp and the action is fine. A solid example of a factory engraved New Haven Arms No 1 Volcanic lever action pistol.

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Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Plain Sporting Rifle

Lot 1048: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Plain Sporting Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $4000 - 6000 Manufactured in 1913, features a #3 round barrel with a dove tailed blade front sight and rear sight removed. The top of the barrel is marked with the standard two line Winchester address ahead of the rear sight, the nickel steel/smokeless powder marking near the breech followed by "30 U.S". The bottom of the barrel under the forearm is marked "JPP" and "RECHAMBER 53 J.P.P." The serial number is marked on the lower tang. All blue finish with casehardened buttplate and mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. BBL: 27 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 ARMY Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 101519 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 98% original blue finish with some minor dings and scratches. The receiver retains 95% original blue finish with edge wear, and some scattered minor spotting, dings and scratches. The buttplate has a smooth mottled brown patina. The wood is very good with scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. A fine factory rechambered in 1953 Plain Sporting Rifle.

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Custom Winchester Takedown Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Sporting Rifle

Lot 1049: Custom Winchester Takedown Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Sporting Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3500 Manufactured in 1918, features a #3 round barrel with a dove tailed blade front sight and rear sight removed and barrel fitted with scope blocks. The top of the barrel is marked with the standard two line Winchester address/patent dates followed by "MADE IN U.S.A." ahead of the rear sight, the Winchester proof steel marking near the breech followed by "25-35W.C." The bottom of the barrel under the forearm is marked "JC.M.S. 25-35" and "3". The top of of the barrel ahead of the front scope base is non-factory drilled and tapped and it appears that two holes have been filled at the breech and two between the front scope block and drilled and tapped holes. There is a hole at the breech end of the barrel that is partially covered by the takedown ring. The top of the receiver at the breech is marked with an altered Winchester oval proof and a "P" in an oval and a custom proof. The barrel has been rethreaded and refitted to the action with a new chamber. The serial number is marked on the lower tang and the upper tang is marked with the three line model, maker, patent information. All blue finish and mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with a silver finished Swiss style buttplate. BBL: 28 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 25 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 106873 Condition: Very good as refinished. The rifle retains 95% blue finish with some thinning on the barrel and flaking on the takedown ring. The buttplate retains 50% frosted silver finish with wear on the end of the prongs. The freshededwood is good and showing a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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