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Auction No. 98 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

by Amoskeag Auction Co


1,111 lots with images

November 23, 2013

Live Auction

250 Commercial Street #3011

Manchester, NH, 03101 USA

Phone: +1 603-627-7383

Fax: +1 603-627-7384

Email: jason@amoskeagauction.com

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Factory Engraved and Cased Merwin Hulbert & Co. Small Frame Revolver

Lot 1: Factory Engraved and Cased Merwin Hulbert & Co. Small Frame Revolver

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Description: serial #1041, 32 cf, 3" ribbed round barrel. This is a wonderful little revolver. Metal surfaces of revolver show heavy coverage engraved and punch-dot decoration including a game scene on left side of frame showing a recumbent deer. The condition of the revolver is superb with metal surfaces retaining 99% bright original nickel plated finish. Color case hardening on the hammer, trigger and triggerguard remains strong. The checkered hard rubber grips are pencil numbered to the gun and rate near mint. The revolver comes cased in a leatherette covered, red satin lined Hartley & Graham style casing that is period and appears original. Just a wonderful little Merwin. (16287-87) {ANTIQUE}

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Manhattan firearms Pocket Model percussion Revolver

Lot 2: Manhattan firearms Pocket Model percussion Revolver

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Description: serial #4105 all matching including the wedge, .31 caliber, 5" octagon barrel with a very good bore. The frame of this revolver features nice loose factory scroll engraving with punch-dot shaded background. This revolver is in very fine condition with the barrel retaining about 70% bright original blue finish with the areas of loss showing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder retains about 10% original blue with the balance being a smooth brown patina and with virtually all of the cylinder scene remaining crisp and clear. The frame has flaked to a smooth gray brown patina overall with virtually no pitting and with clean crisp engraving. The two piece walnut grips rate excellent with 95% plus original finish remaining. The hammer and lever show traces of original color case-hardened finish blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. A very crisp Manhattan pocket. (16229-641) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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JM Cooper pocket model percussion revolver

Lot 3: JM Cooper pocket model percussion revolver

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Description: serial #595, .31 cal. percussion, 4" octagon barrel with a mostly bright very good bore which shows strong rifling but with minor scattered oxidation and perhaps a few light pits. The Pittsburgh address barrel retains 97 to near 98% bright original blue with only very light flaking and toning on the sharp edges. The loading lever retains vibrant color case-hardening while the hammer and trigger have toned primarily to gray. The five-shot cylinder retains about 92-95% bright original blue with only light flaking and a cylinder turn ring. The iron frame retains some generous traces of original blue on the left side, the balance has toned to a smooth pewter patina as have the straps and triggerguard. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good plus to about excellent with only some minor dings and sharp edge wear; it is pencil-numbered to the gun. The gun is mechanically functional and crisp and all the numbers are matching; the wedge is correctly un-numbered. Really a super second model, second variation iron strap Cooper in an uncharacteristically very fine state of condition. (36229-170) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Bacon Manufacturing Company Second Model Percussion Pocket Revolver

Lot 4: Bacon Manufacturing Company Second Model Percussion Pocket Revolver

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Description: serial #892 all matching including wedge, .31 caliber, 5" round barrel with a very good bright bore. This revolver is in very fine condition. The revolver features fluted cylinder and the frame shows standard factory scroll engraving. The barrel and cylinder retain about 70% original blue finish blending with a smooth gray brown patina. The frame retains about 15% original blue with the balance bearing a smooth gray brown patina. The loading lever, which is retained by a plunger tip, shows strong original color case-hardened finish. The two-piece walnut grips rate excellent with about 95% original varnish remaining. A very crisp example of these quality little revolvers. (16229-621) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Marlin Ballard No. 9 Union Hill Rifle

Lot 5: Marlin Ballard No. 9 Union Hill Rifle

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Description: serial #28085, 38-55, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very nice example of the most popular rifle in the Ballard line. The rifle features a full loop lever, single trigger, cheekpiece, Swiss buttplate and standard open sporting sights. While tang sights are common on these rifles, and it is even common to find no rear sight seat, this one was ordered with plain Jane sights. The condition of the rifle is very nice with the barrel retaining 95% original blue finish overall. The action retains nearly all of its original color case-hardened finish which has just softened over time like Ballard colors do. The checkered pistol grip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining. The checkering remains quite strong and the buttplate retains about 60% original nickel plated finish. There are a couple tiny and minor dings in the edge of the octagon barrel near the rear sight slot - if this rifle were not is such fine condition this wouldn't warrant mention. This is a very fine example of the No. 9 Union Hill rifle. (16200-3) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

Lot 6: Colt Lightning Medium Frame Slide Action Rifle

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Description: serial #49819, 44-40, 26" octagon barrel with bright clean bore showing scattered very light pitting in the grooves. The barrel and magazine tube exhibit a blue brown patina with sparse very fine surface oxidation but with crisp edges and sharp Colt and caliber markings. The frame retains 90 - 95% high luster bluing with fine surface oxidation sparsely scattered overall; the bottom tang and triggerguard are toning to a brown patina. The straight grip stock and checkered slide handle rate excellent displaying a few scratches and minor dings over a strong original varnish and displaying crisp checkering. There is a crescent buttplate present turning brown with areas of fine surface oxidation and the gun is equipped with a brass Rocky Mountain front sight and open rear sight. A very nice clean Lightning made in 1890. (116257-58) {ANTIQUE}

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Fine Cased Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent Pepperbox

Lot 7: Fine Cased Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent Pepperbox

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Description: serial #3082, 30 rf, 3" four barrel cluster with about good plus bores that show some oxidation. The left side of the frame is marked with the standard "TIPPING & LAWDEN / SHARPS PATENT" in circular pattern and two British proof marks are visible in flutes on either side of barrel cluster. This little pepperbox is in wonderful condition with the barrels retaining 97% bright original blue finish. The frame retains about 97% original nickel plated finish and the foliate pattern gutta percha grips rate near excellent with some light wear evident on the right side. The pistol comes in its original walnut case with burl lid and a "John Blissett" trade label. The interior is lined in blue baize and rates excellent with both original wooden compartment covers present along with a steel wiper. The condition of the case is excellent inside and out. A fine, high condition cased Tipping & Lawden pepperbox. (16229-134) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Fine Cased British Tranter Percussion Revolver

Lot 8: Fine Cased British Tranter Percussion Revolver

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Description: serial #15768T, .38 caliber, 4 1/2" octagon barrel with a near good bore that shows light pitting ahead of chamber and some other light oxidation. This two-trigger Tranter shows lovely 19th century scroll engraving on the frame, barrel, rammer, triggerguard and buttcap. The condition of the revolver is quite nice with the barrel and frame retaining 95% bright original blue finish with one small patch of loss and fine pitting on the barrel. The cylinder shows nice faded original color case-hardened finish blending with a smooth gray patina. The one-piece walnut grip rates excellent with sharp checkering and nearly all of its original oil finish. The revolver comes in its original oak case with a full complement of accessories including a brass "Tranter Patent" marked two cavity bullet mould, matching rosewood handled nipple wrench and turnscrew along with an ebony handled nipple wrench, a tin of caps, a tin of Tranter's Patent lubricating composition, a tin of Tranter's Patent lubricating bullets, a minty Dixon & Sons bag shaped powder flask, a pewter oiler, a neat rosewood handled horsehair brush and the original key. The condition of the case is about excellent with original lining remaining intact and with a good deal of original finish however there are two drying cracks in the lid which are sound and the keyhole escutcheon is missing. A very nice and very complete little cased Tranter. (16227-36) {ANTIQUE}

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Cased Adam's Patent Percussion Revolver by Deane, Adams & Deane of London

Lot 9: Cased Adam's Patent Percussion Revolver by Deane, Adams & Deane of London

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Description: serial #10958, .36 caliber, 5 3/4" octagon barrel with a very good bore. This is a fabulous, high condition set. The revolver is engraved along the top of the barrel and frame "DEANE, ADAMS & DEANE. 30 KING WILLIAM STT. LONDON BRIDGE". The revolver retains 95 - 97% bright original blue on the barrel and frame with the cylinder showing a pleasing mix of faded original color case-hardened finish and a smooth brown patina. The one piece English walnut grip is unusual in that it is smooth, shows nice figure and rates excellent plus with nearly all of its original oil finish. The revolver comes in its original oak casing which shows a "DEANE AND SON / GUNMAKERS" label on the interior of the lid with an address matching that on the revolver. The original accessories include a two cavity mould, ebony cleaning rod, patch cutter, a minty Hawksley flask with lots of lacquer, ebony turnscrew and nipple wrench, pewter oiler, a small Eley cap pouch and a number of cast bullets. The condition of the case and accessories is also excellent. A wonderful case Adams Patent percussion revolver. (16227-37) {ANTIQUE}

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Fabulous Pair of Small Flintlock Pistols by H.W. Mortimer of London

Lot 10: Fabulous Pair of Small Flintlock Pistols by H.W. Mortimer of London

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Description: serial #5080, .48 caliber, 4" smoothbore octagon barrels. This fine little set of pistols are each marked on the top flat of their barrels "H.W. MORTIMER LONDON / GUN-MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY". Each of the diminutive locks features fabulous border engraving with sunbursts beneath the pans as well as "-H.W.- / MORTIMER" beneath the sunburst. The locks are equipped with waterproof pans, bridled frizzens and roller frizzen springs along with sliding safeties. The triggerguards are nicely engraved and have pineapple finials and the tailpipe and ramrod ferrule are nicely engraved with nicely executed ring motifs. The condition of the pistols is fabulous with the barrels each retaining a mix of original brown finish and brown patina with subtle but visible damascus pattern their entire lengths. The triggerguards and tailpipes each retain about 50% original blue with the balance bearing a gray brown patina. The wedge escutcheons are of silver and the stocks rate excellent with lots of original oil finish remaining and with sharp checkering. The butts are uncapped and show tasteful geometric carving. The horn tipped rosewood ramrods are both present, both appear original and rate excellent. This is truly a wonderful little set of Mortimer flintlock pistols. (16227-24) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Featherweight Rifle

Lot 11: Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Featherweight Rifle

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Description: serial #405965, 243 Win, 22" barrel with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 97% original blue with some faint blemishes in the finish on top of the barrel just ahead of the forend, tiny nicks on the bottom of the barrel, and a little fading at the muzzle and bolt handle. The bolt is serial numbered to the gun and the floorplate is appropriately marked ÒSuper Grade". The Monte Carlo pistolgrip stock rates just about excellent showing a few handling marks and faint scratches with the ebony forend tip exhibiting some light flaking. Checkering remains crisp on the full wrap-around patterns displaying a few sparse faint impact marks. There is a Winchester blued steel gripcap installed, a right hand cheekpiece, and a checkered aluminum buttplate is present showing a little faint edge wear. In addition, Super Grade sling swivels are affixed to the stock and forend and the gun is equipped with a ramp mounted blade front sight with hood and a single folding leaf rear sight. This fine rifle was made in 1957 and remains in super condition. (116020-339) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 12: Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #100102, 257 Roberts, 24" barrel with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces exhibit 98% original blue, the bolt handle showing some mottled fading. The bolt is appropriately electric pencil marked with the serial number and the magazine floorplate is stamped "Super Grade". The pistolgrip stock rates very good to excellent showing a few light scratches and tiny dings and some minor chipping around the sling swivel base, all over a strong factory finish. Interestingly, there is what appears to be a factory repair just ahead of the magazine floorplate where a small piece of wood has been expertly inletted and is almost invisible. There is a hard rubber Winchester gripcap present, a right hand cheekpiece, and a checkered blued steel buttplate is fitted. Super Grade quick detachable sling swivels are affixed to the stock and forend and the forend has the standard ebony tip. The gun is equipped with a ramp mounted blade front sight with hood and a standard open rear sight. Manufactured in 1948, this fine rifle shows little use. (116020-354) {C&R}

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Kimber model 84 Super america grade bolt action rifle

Lot 13: Kimber model 84 Super america grade bolt action rifle

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Description: serial #SATD211, 223 Rem, 22" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original high polish blue. The deluxe checkered pistolgrip AAA walnut stock with raised cheeckpiece rates excellent and is equipped with a checkered steel buttplate, ebony forend tip and a steel gripcap with matching checkered AAA walnut inlay. The front sight hood is present and included is a set of two piece scope rings. A stunning Kimber of Oregon 84 Super America in as-new condition. (56294-8)

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Kimber of Oregon Model 82

Lot 14: Kimber of Oregon Model 82 "S" Series Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #63HS, 22 Hornet, 22" barrel with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% plus original blue showing only some slight and faint discoloration on the left side of the receiver. The highly figured pistolgrip stock rates excellent having a couple of tiny nicks and one small mark on the top of the heel over a strong smooth satin finish. Borderless checkering on both the forearm and grip is flawless displaying one little blemish in the right side grip panel. The gun features an ebony forend tip, right hand cheekpiece, Niedner checkered buttplate, blued steel gripcap, and sling swivel studs installed on the stock and forend. There are no sights but the receiver is grooved for scope mounts. Included is the original foam lined box containing an owner's manual. A truly beautiful and classic American rifle. (116020-266)

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Superb Custom Winchester Pope?High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Lot 15: Superb Custom Winchester Pope?High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

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Description: 22 lr, 30" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel is Jersey City Pope #691 and is marked on the bottom "691 / B 2 / 15.9 / 2.8.27 / H.M. POPE" and is marked on top ahead of scope blocks "H.M. POPE". This rifle features many Pope improvements and has been engraved and stocked in the highest manner of quality. The Pope alterations, in addition to the barreling, include milling the frame, lightening the hammer, altering to coil mainspring, fitting iron sights and scope blocks. The above alterations are listed in an original Pope invoice dated April 2, 1927 which is part of the Pope archives which are owned by the ASSRA. The rifle is also equipped with Pope adjustable double set triggers and a Pope style finger loop lever and palm rest. The lower tang has been shortened and the section with the serial number is no longer present. The action is beautifully engraved in very nice quality scroll and has been left bright giving a very pleasing appearance. The ring of the action is stippled in the finest of patterns and the lever, sight base and triggerplate all show light scroll engraving. The "H.M. POPE" barrel marking has a fancy scroll pattern engraved around it. The rifle has been stocked in beautifully figured walnut which has expertly executed and very fine checkering along with a wonderful shadowline cheekpiece. The pistolgrip and the forend tip both bear ebony inlays and the rifle wears a perfectly fitted Helm style buttplate. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge globe front and windage adjustable Pope tang sight along with a Winchester A5 scope. Mr. Greatbatch's notes show the rifle listed for sale by H.L. Bechtold of Greeley, Colorado in January of 1964 and states that the rifle is listed in Kelver's Respectfully Yours H.M. Pope in 1976. The engraving is listed as being the work of "Swartley". This is an extremely fine and extremely handsome custom Pope High Wall rifle. The rifle exudes quality and class. (16106-26) {C&R} [Warren Greatbatch Collection]

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Colt Camp Perry model single shot pistol

Lot 16: Colt Camp Perry model single shot pistol

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Description: serial #2194, 22 LR, 8" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this scarce 8" revolver retain 98% original blue, the only loss due to some very light scratches on the bow of the guard and some light wear at the right side of the frame at the barrel junction; there is some light fading to gray on the backstrap. The bright-polished sides of the hammer are still brilliant. The checkered walnut grips with silver Rampant Colt medallions rate very good plus, each showing some scant handling marks from the years, they are un-numbered. Features shallow u-notch black rear blade and black bead front sights. Really a super short-barreled Camp Perry model overall. (36287-52) {C&R}

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Harrington and Richardson single shot pistol

Lot 17: Harrington and Richardson single shot pistol

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Description: serial #251, .22 LR, 10" ribbed round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely revolver retain 98 to 99% original blue, the only real loss is on the rear curved edge of the triggerguard, doubtless where a ring rubbed on the blue finish. This early model predates the "USRA" and model 195 markings. The bright polished hammer and trigger remain brilliant and unstained. The one-piece checkered walnut grip rates excellent with only a few light handling marks from the years. The gun includes a stamped sheet metal front sight protector and comes in its original box numbered to the gun. The box rates very good with minor scuffs and handling marks from the years, a few of the corners showing rub-through to the cardboard beneath. The box includes an appropriate end label as well as a surcharge sticker "Patridge Sights" and comes with the original test target serial numbered to the gun. A couple of the rear sight adjustment screws show some very light slot damage which would dress very easily. Frame and barrel are of course, numbered alike. Really a super single shot target model overall in a very fine state of condition with rarely encountered accessories. (36287-54) {C&R}

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Smith & Wesson fourth model straight-line target pistol

Lot 18: Smith & Wesson fourth model straight-line target pistol

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Description: serial #1220, 22 LR, 10" ribbed round barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely single shot target pistol retain about 98 to 99% original blue, the loss is due primarily to some very light high edge wear and a number of small scratches on the right side of the frame in the area of the right grip and a tiny scratch on the left. The walnut grips with recessed Smith & Wesson medallions rate about excellent, the left grip showing only a few very minor handling marks, the right grip more very good plus showing a number of scuffs and scratches in the stepped-down area surrounding the factory medallion, this area now devoid of finish. The gun comes in its original metal case with Starrett screwdriver, blued cleaning rod and tip, the accessories and box rating about excellent, the green felt liner degrading slightly on the corners. A lovely example overall. (36287-139) {C&R}

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Exceptional Colt Woodsman Target 1st Series Semi Auto Pistol

Lot 19: Exceptional Colt Woodsman Target 1st Series Semi Auto Pistol

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Description: serial #112441, 22 LR, 6 5/8" barrel with bright excellent bore. This fine pistol appears to be unfired exhibiting 98% plus blue and having only a few very light scattered scratches on the top and left side of the slide and one small rub mark at the muzzle, possibly from laying in the box. Even the two-tone magazine has most all of its blue with a crisp line separating the blue and unblued sections. The checkered wood grips rate excellent and retain robust checkering showing just a small dark spot on the right panel. There is a green Colt hanging tag attached to the triggerguard indicating that this gun was fitted with a new mainspring housing to allow the usage of all high velocity ammo. The sight screws display perfect slots and all markings are crisp and clear. Included is the original maroon cardboard box showing some light soiling and taped edges of the lid, pencil-numbered to the gun. Also included is an owner's manual, "Shooting Suggestions" brochure, test target, original screw driver, cleaning brush in original wrapper, Colt business envelope, and a 1930's 3 cent cancelled stamp in a plastic wrapper. A rare and unique pistol made in 1938.(116018-8) {C&R}

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Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade African Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 20: Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Super Grade African Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #437017, 458 Win Mag, 25" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 99% original rust-blued finish, showing only two tiny pinprick marks to the barrel 5" forward of the front swivel stud. The jeweled bolt remains in similar condition with one very small area of dark gray oxidation staining on the bolt body, and two minute bright spots visible on the flat of the bolt handle. The trigger guard and "-SUPER GRADE-" marked floorplate are in fantastic condition with one bright mark at the floorplate hinge, and one small 1/8" scratch at the forward bend of the triggerguard. The walnut Monte Carlo Super Grade stock retains virtually all of the original varnish, showing the lightest of handling marks and a few small pressure marks adjacent to the blued steel grip cap. The Super Grade checkering remains crisp with no flattened points. Super Grade swivel studs are present with the front stud correctly mounted to the underside of the barrel, as well as the original solid red Winchester marked recoil pad. The rifle wears the correct hooded front sight and the adjustable sporting rear sight unique to this model. Included is the original box with end-label correctly numbered to the gun, a correct Winchester Model 70 African Rifle hang tag, a bolt hang tag also correctly numbered, an original Model 70 instruction manual, and the original Winchester warranty card (not filled out). A rare find in near perfect collector condition, this is an investment grade Model 70 Super Grade African rifle, manufactured in 1957. (146020-358) {C&R}

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L. C. Smith Deluxe Field Grade Featherweight sidelock Double

Lot 21: L. C. Smith Deluxe Field Grade Featherweight sidelock Double

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Description: serial #FW125465, 12 ga, 28" ventilated rib barrels choked modified and full with bright excellent bores, the right bore showing a few light scratches. The barrels retain 98% factory blue showing only a small spot of oxidation specks and some very fine scattered nicks. The frame and locks exhibit 98% bright original factory case color displaying some silvering around the edges of the balls of the fences. The triggerguard retains 98% blue having one faint scratch in the bow. The nicely figured pistolgrip stock and snap-on beavertail forearm rate excellent displaying just some very faint handling marks over a strong oil finish. Fancy fleur-de-lis and ribbon checkering adorn the grip and forearm and remains crisp. There is a hard rubber gripcap installed and a Marlin rubber recoil pad is present providing a length of 13 3/4" with drops of 1 5/8" at the comb and 2 5/8" at the heel. The gun features a single selective trigger, extractors, and a non automatic safety. The trigger needs some attention as it and the selector operate stiffly, probably from disuse. This shotgun was consigned by the son of a 60 year employee of Marlin Firearms which might explain why this model had fancy checkering and a single selective trigger. According to the book L.C.Smith "The Legend Lives" by Houchins there were only 188 of the Deluxe models made in the early 70's making this a rare gun. (116241-1) {C&R}

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Exceptional Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Shotgun

Lot 22: Exceptional Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Shotgun

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Description: serial #1938904, 20 ga, 28" plain barrel choked modified with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% original bright blue showing only some light rub marks on the magazine tube. The pistolgrip stock and grooved slide handle rate excellent displaying just a few faint handling marks. There is a checkered hard rubber factory buttplate fitted providing a length of 14" and drops of 1 1/2" at the comb and 2 1/2" at the heel. This 1962 shotgun is about as good as it gets. (116287-185) {C&R}

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Merkel Model 201E Over Under Shotgun

Lot 23: Merkel Model 201E Over Under Shotgun

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Description: serial #179512, 20 ga, 26" solid rib barrels choked improved cylinder and light modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 97% blue showing a few light scattered scratches and some fading around the muzzles. The frame is about fully covered with game scene and scroll engraving displaying a dog flushing birds on the left side and flying ducks on the right, both with intricate habitat details and with scroll and the maker's logo on the bottom. In addition, the triggerguard and top lever show vignettes of scroll with an area of stippling at the top of the frame. The metal surfaces exhibit a gray finish with a few specks of oxidation and some tarnishing, particularly on the bottom, the exception being the triggerguard and top lever which both retain 90% blue. The figured straight grip stock and three-piece forearm rate very good to about excellent having a few light handling marks over a drying oil finish which shows a few small spots of flaking. Checkering is finely cut and displays a couple of mild impact marks but remains quite crisp. There is a checkered hard rubber buttplate providing a length of 14 3/8" with drops of 1 1/2" at the comb, 2 3/8" at the heel with 1/4" cast off. The gun features a Kersten crossbolt, double triggers (front articulated), ejectors, and a non automatic safety and weighs 6 lbs. A delightful upland gun made with German quality. (116228-4)

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L. C. Smith Specialty Grade Double Ejectorgun

Lot 24: L. C. Smith Specialty Grade Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #RE95323, 12 ga, 30" raised matted rib barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 90% plus blue showing some fading around the breech and muzzles with some specks of pinprick pitting on the top right barrel. The barrels are marked as a Specialty grade and are lightly engraved around breech and rib extension as is the barrel lump. The frame and locks are engraved in the standard Specialty Grade pattern of two quail in habitat on the left side and a flying duck in habitat on the right surrounded by large open scroll with shaded background and they exhibit 80% bright case color fading on the bottom and front of the frame. The triggerguard retains 90% plus blue also showing some simple scroll and foliate engraving. The very nicely figured pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate very good displaying scattered small scratches and minor dings. There is a hairline crack emanating from the left lock and a small splinter missing just below the same lock, all over a strong factory oil finish. Checkering on the grip is done in a full wrap-around pattern and the forearm displays a detailed point pattern, both being crisp but showing some soiling. There is an ebony forend tip, hard rubber gripcap, and a relatively new but period Noshoc rubber recoil pad has been fitted providing a length of 14" with drops of 1 5/8" at the comb, 2 5/8" at the heel with 1/4" cast on. The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors, and a non automatic safety and the action is tight and functions perfectly. Included is an excellent contemporary canvas and leather trunk case lined in green felt with leather straps containing a two-piece wooden cleaning rod, brass oil bottle, brass snap caps, leather pouch with cleaning accessories, and showing a leather maker's label. Manufactured in 1927 this fine shotgun remains in great condition. (116248-4) {C&R}

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W. W. Greener Model FH 50 Double Ejectorgun

Lot 25: W. W. Greener Model FH 50 Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #68281, 12 ga, 26" matted rib barrels choked improved cylinder and light modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 80% smooth original blue showing some faint oxidation specks and fine scratches with fading predominantly around the forearm and muzzles. The rib is marked with the maker's name and both its London and Birmingham addresses and there are one inch engraved wedges of scroll engraving at the breeches and more on the rib and over the rib extension. The frame is quite extensively engraved and has clear ribbons setting off vignettes of scroll, and the maker's name is subtly applied to both sides. There are narrow engraved bolsters on each side below the fences which flow into beads that wrap around the fences. The frame exhibits 60% bright case colors fading on the bottom and front and both the triggerguard and top lever are blued, the lever retaining 50% blue and the triggerguard exhibiting 20%. There is a small spot of oxidation specking beneath the lever. Both are engraved in a similar motif as the frame, the triggerguard tang showing the serial number and model. The figured straight grip stock and splinter forearm rate very good displaying scattered dings and scratches over a fading oil finish, both having very fine well executed checkering which exhibits some wear toward the edges and light soiling. The forearm has a horn tip and an engraved lever release which along with the rest of the metal is turning to a pewter patina. There is a leather faced rubber recoil pad showing some heat blisters fitted to the stock providing a length of 15" and drops of 1 9/16" at the comb and 2 1/2" at the heel with 1/4" cast off and it weighs 6 lbs. 4 ozs. In addition, there is a silver monogram oval inlid into the toeline of the stock. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, greener cross bolt, and Greener side safety with "safe" marked in gold and installed in an engraved escutcheon. This beautiful Greener was made in 1927 and is proofed for 2 1/2" cartridges. It has been opened to 2 3/4" but the barrel walls are well above minimums. A very nice lightweight game gun with very useable dimensions and chokes. (116282-1) {C&R}

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Moore's Patent Firearms Company Single Action Belt Revolver

Lot 26: Moore's Patent Firearms Company Single Action Belt Revolver

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Description: serial #589, 32 rf, 6" octagon barrel with a very good bright bore. The brass frame of this revolver features the nice typical scroll engraving and retains about 10 - 15% original silver plated finish with the balance bearing a pleasing mellow patina. The barrel and cylinder bear an even gray brown patina with some very fine slat & pepper pinprick pitting in some areas although all markings remain clear and legible. The hammer is in similar condition as the barrel and cylinder. The one piece walnut grip rates very good plus. The detachable ramrod is present under barrel. A good solid old Moore. (16258-48) {ANTIQUE}

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Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver

Lot 27: Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver

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Description: serial #18743, 32 rf, 3 1/2" octagon barrel with a fair bore. This revolver features wonderful New York scroll engraving in almost full coverage. The engraving consists of relief scroll with crosshatched sections along sides of barrel. The backstrap shows relief scroll with an open field for inscription which remains vacant. Metal surfaces of revolver retain traces of original blue in protected areas with most of the surfaces bearing a smooth even brown patina. The blue appears to have flaked as the engraving is sharp and has a wonderful appearance. The two-piece rosewood grips rate excellent with over 90% original finish remaining. A very handsome New York engraved Smith revolver. (16229-265) {ANTIQUE} [Elliott Riggs Collection]

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Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Revolver

Lot 28: Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Revolver

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Description: serial #8649, .31 caliber, 4" octagon barrel with a dark bore that shows deep rifling. This revolver has all matching numbers except for the wedge which is numbered "01767". Iron surfaces of revolver bear a medium gray brown patina overall with light softening of the edges, however all markings remain clear and legible. The cylinder features correct round stops and shows really no cylinder scene. The brass gripstraps retain about 15% original silver plated finish with the balance showing a rich patina. The one piece walnut grips rate very good as refinished long ago. The revolver comes with a correct iron "COLT'S / PATENT" marked bullet mould. Overall a very acceptable example of these early Colt revolvers. (16257-13) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot 29: Colt model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

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Description: serial #149904 all matching including wedge, .36 caliber, 7 1/2" octagon barrel with a near very good bore. This revolver is unusual in that it is in the fourth model range and has a capping groove but it is equipped with a small brass triggerguard. According to John Gangel, who cataloged this gun in 2002, this is a known variation and is quite scarce. The barrel retains about 20% original blue finish and is mostly an even gray patina with good clear address and typical light handling marks. The frame is an even gray patina and remains quite smooth with strong markings. The cylinder is also a smooth gray patina with perhaps 75% cylinder scene remaining with one notable patch of light pitting. The loading lever shows nice color case-hardened finish in protected areas and the brass gripstraps show a mellow patina. The carved Mexican eagle grips are of ivory and rate near excellent showing even light wear. The grips appear old, fit beautifully and were likely added to this revolver during the period of use. The grips add lots of character to this revolver. A handsome and interesting Colt Navy revolver. (16258-14) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt 1851 Navy First Model Square Back Screw-Under-Wedge Revolver

Lot 30: Colt 1851 Navy First Model Square Back Screw-Under-Wedge Revolver

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Description: serial #518, .36 caliber, 7 1/2" octagon barrel with a good bore that shows strong rifling with oxidation and light pitting present. This is the very first variation of the 1851 Navy which features the wedge over screw and with the arbor notched on the top edge, different than slot through the arbor as is found on Colts made prior to and subsequent to this one. All numbers on this revolver match, the wedge is unnumbered but appears original. The cylinder scene is very faint but "COLT'S PATENT" and serial number are visible. The barrel retains about 30% of an old later applied blue finish which is blending with a gray brown patina, the barrel address is mostly visible. The cylinder is more of an even brown patina while the frame is very much like the barrel with some old later applied blue blending with patina and with a few scattered pits. The "COLT'S / PATENT" marking on the left side of frame remains clearly legible. There is some scattered pitting on the recoil shields. The square back triggerguard bears a mellow patina with traces of original silver plated finish in protected areas. The backstrap is lightly engraved and punch dot decorated with the intials "P S" engraved in the butt. The backstrap is properly numbered and fits the grips perfectly and it retains 85% original silver plated finish. The disparity in finish between the backstrap and the triggerguard seems odd but the numbers are the same font, the age seems perfect; perhaps after it was engraved they reapplied silver plate. The one piece walnut grip is properly pencil numbered beneath backstrap and rate very good with 85% original finish remaining. The revolver comes in a fabulous period commercial leather flap holster which is in near very good condition with a good deal of surface chipping on the flap but the balance is very good. This is a very good example of these very rare and highly sought-after Colt Navy revolvers. (16257-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 31: Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: serial #23444, 44 rf, 20" round barrel with full magazine and a dark bore that shows good rifling. The barrel and magazine retain a dark patina with scattered pitting present. The action is a pleasing, mellow patina with the sideplates having a slightly darker patina. The sideplates, while their color looks authentic, are actually modern replacements but fit well and look good. The hammer and lever are a dark patina with scattered pitting. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate near very good with large nicely repaired chips at action with a smaller chip still missing. The forward barrel band retaining screw is missing but it is firmly in place. These carbines have been getting very expensive, here is an affordable and still aesthetically pleasing example. (16257-59) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 32: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #108684, 40-65 WCF, 28" octagon barrel with a full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a nice honest old 1886 rifle. The barrel and magazine retain about 85% evenly thinning original blue finish overall with scattered specks of light surface oxidation. The frame retains about 60% faded original color case-hardened finish which has turned to a silver color on left side and shows scattered oxidation stain spots. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus to excellent with about 70% original finish remaining and with very few light handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front, open dovetail is vacant and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight is in place. Overall a good solid and very honest antique 1886 rifle with a bright excellent bore. (16236-5) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 33: Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: serial #975863, 44 WCF, 20" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a minty carbine that shows very little use but has some flaking issues on the action. The barrel and magazine retain about 95% original blue finish with more wear on the barrel bands. The action retains about 65 - 70% original blue finish with the balance flaked and showing a gray/brown patina. All the screws appear untouched, if this carbine didn't flake it would be super minty. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with scattered light handling marks. This later gun has the blued hammer and lever with 90% plus of that finish remaining. A very nice 1892 carbine in the chambering everybody wants. (16018-5) {C&R}

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Remington Model 2 Special Order Deluxe Sporting Rolling Block Rifle

Lot 34: Remington Model 2 Special Order Deluxe Sporting Rolling Block Rifle

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Description: serial #37753, 25-21, 24" octagon barrel with a near excellent bore that shows some light roughness near the center. This rifle is a special order featuring a checkered pistolgrip stock. The condition of the rifle is quite nice with the "Remington Arms Co." marked barrel retaining about 85% evenly thinning original blue finish with a little scattered light surface oxidation and oxidation staining present. The frame retains about 90% original color case-hardened finish which has faded over time but has a very pleasing appearance. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend show nice figure and retain 90% plus original finish overall. The schnabel tipped forend has a nice ebony insert. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front, two leaf folding rear and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. This is a very handsome and quite rare special order No. 2 Rolling Block rifle. (16138-12) {C&R}

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Fine Colt Burgess Lever Action Rifle

Lot 35: Fine Colt Burgess Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #1613, 44-40, 25 1/2" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a very nice, high condition Colt Burgess rifle. The barrel and magazine retain about 20% original blue finish blended with a pleasing even and smooth brown patina. The action retains 70% bright original blue finish showing striations and a pleasing smooth brown patina where finish is lost. Rampant Colt on left side of frame is crisp and there is one light scratch emanating from a screw slot. The hammer and lever retain strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent as lightly refinished long ago. The color, age and style of the finish is fabulous but the metal is slightly proud of the stock in some areas. The rifle is sighted with a German silver Rocky Mountain front and standard open rear sporting sight. Overall a very clean Burgess with lots of blue finish. (16257-40) {ANTIQUE}

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Marlin Model 1893 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 36: Marlin Model 1893 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: serial #A7691, 30-30, 20" round barrel with a full magazine and an excellent bore. The condition of this carbine is fabulous. This is the early model carbine which has a saddle ring staple, is marked model "1893" on tang and does not have the "bullseye" in the toeline of the stock. The barrel and magazine retain 95% strong original blue finish overall while the action retains 95% strong original color case-hardened finish which remains nice and vivid. The saddle ring is not present but the staple is in place. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent having a little old added light finish but having a lovely appearance with nice color and perfect fit. The carbine is sighted with a small copper blade front sight and carbine rear. This is a really super 1893 carbine. (16297-1) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1885 Special Sporting Rifle

Lot 37: Winchester Model 1885 Special Sporting Rifle

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Description: serial #102679, 40-90, 30" No. 3 weight full octagon barrel with a near very good bore that shows some roughness ahead of chamber. This rifle has been very nicely and completely restored and is a particularly handsome piece. The barrel is an original Winchester barrel which has been nicely remarked with the barrel address and caliber marking. The barrel retains 99% professionally restored blue finish with just two small areas of discoloration on the edges of the octagon barrel on either side of caliber marking. The action has been expertly restored with 99% plus perfect color case-hardened finish remaining. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of highly figured walnut and rate excellent retaining 90% original Winchester extra finish and having lightly worn checkering and normal light handling marks. The rifle is fitted with an original Winchester Swiss buttplate and the forend has an extra hole at its center which is nicely nickel silver lined and was likely for some type of palm rest. The rifle is sighted with a globe front, real slot is filled with a blank and a mid-range folding tang mounted peep sight is in place, it has also been reblued. This is a very handsome rifle that has been very nicely restored. (16276-7) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1894 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Rifle

Lot 38: Winchester Model 1894 Semi-Deluxe Takedown Rifle

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Description: serial #229883, 32 WS, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and an about very good bore that shows some light pitting toward the center. The special order features on this rifle include the checkered pistol grip stocks and the takedown feature. The condition of the rifle is very nice with the barrel and magazine retaining 97% original blue finish remaining. The action retains 95% original blue finish with wear being mostly at the front of the action and the takedown collar has flaked to gray and shows a little light pitting. Fire blue on the loading gate remains quite strong. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with just a little light wear to the checkering on the forend. The crescent buttplate is pleasing mix of faded color and gray patina. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front, single folding leaf rear and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. The rifle comes with an old leather leg-o-mutton case which is in fair condition. This is a very handsome special order 1894 rifle. (6018-6) {C&R}

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Remington Hepburn NO. 3 Sporting and Target Rifle

Lot 39: Remington Hepburn NO. 3 Sporting and Target Rifle

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Description: serial #2089, 40 2 1/2", 30" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle is in nice condition with its "E. REMINGTON & SONS" addressed barrel retaining about 50% original blue finish which is thinning evenly and blending with a smooth brown patina. The action retains about 90% original color case-hardened finish which has faded just slightly and has a nice appearance. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and plain forend rate very good with about 80% original finish remaining and with strong checkering. The rifle is equipped with an added Swiss buttplate that appears to be an original Remington product but was fitted later as the fit is not perfect. The rifle is sighted with a later beaded blade front sight fit in factory dovetail and a standard open rear barrel sight. The two tang sight holes in top tang are vacant. This is a nice Hepburn that should perform well at the range. (16020-304) {ANTIQUE}

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German P.08 Mauser Banner police model Luger

Lot 40: German P.08 Mauser Banner police model Luger

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Description: serial #1727x, 9 mm, 4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 98% original blue, the loss is due primarily to some light muzzle wear and some light high edge wear. As is correct on the x-series pistols all of the parts are blued and the pistol is equipped with a sear safety. All of the visibly numbered parts are matching including the grooved firing pin. The toggle is Mauser banner marked and the chamber is 1940 dated. The gun is Eagle N proofed and the right side shows the Eagle C police acceptance mark. The checkered walnut grips rate excellent with a couple very minor flattened points, they are un-numbered and correctly Waffenamt 655 stamped on their undersides, also with a capital letter "X". Included is an all blue, black plastic base fxo Waffenamt 37-marked magazine which rates excellent. Overall an absolutely superb 1940 police Mauser banner pistol in a lovely state of condition. (36240-191)?{C&R}

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Remington Hepburn Schoyen Walker Pattern Rifle

Lot 41: Remington Hepburn Schoyen Walker Pattern Rifle

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Description: 38-55, 28 1/2" medium to heavy weight round Schoyen barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a wonderful quality and extremely attractive rifle. The top of the barrel is marked "GEO. C. SCHOYEN DENVER, COLO." which is the only mark anywhere on the rifle. The rifle features the Walker style underlever action with a beautiful set of adjustable double set triggers. The lever is two-piece with a neat joint near the pivot point where the breechblock link connects to the lever. The bottom of the action does not have the rounded profile where it meets the forend. The barrel retains a good deal of Schoyen's original brown finish which is blending with a brown patina and has a pleasing appearance. The action retains 90% original color case-hardened finish which is lightly faded but still shows nice contrast. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with lots of original finish remaining and showing lovely figure. The stock fits superbly and is checkered in a fancy pattern with the Walker style cheekpiece. The right side of the buttstock is inlaid with a wonderful silver target motif with a stylized arrow through the bullseye. The buttplate is a Swiss style with a slightly upswept top tang and the schnabel forend tip shows a nice horn or ebony inlay. The rifle is sighted with a globe front and a Soule mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight. There is no provision for a rear barrel sight but scope blocks are in place. Mr. Greatbatch's notes state that this rifle was sold through Flayderman's catalog #65 in 1961 and that some single shot rifle aficionados have speculated that this rifle was once owned by Dr. Walter Hudson. A very fine and handsome Walker pattern Hepburn rifle. (16106-85) {C&R} [Warren Greatbatch Collection

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle 1930 commercial semi-auto pistol

Lot 42: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle 1930 commercial semi-auto pistol

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Description: serial #913771, 30 Mauser, 5 5/8" barrel with a bright excellent bore which shows a couple minor spots of frosting near the throat. The metal surfaces retain about 97-98% original immersion blue, the loss due to some high edge wear and a few very light scuffs or scratches. The bolt remains bright with the hammer and lockwork a dull case-hardened gray. The grooved walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent with only minor handling marks and some light dings, they are un-numbered. Included is an original wooden stock/holster. The stock has a nice top-grain leather sleeve attached with some minor scuffs and tight seam stitching, attached to this is a nice quality shoulder strap of more modern manufacture. The holster harness appears to be rubber cemented to the stock, the exposed portions of the wood rate about very good with minor dings and handling marks and a repaired crack at the top portion of the hinged butt. The stock iron is an overall dull gun metal gray with some minor dings and oxidation, no number can be discerned due to the harness. An inspection of the interior of the stock reveals a number of epoxied-repairs to cracks, they seem stable and well done. The harness strap is ink-stamped on its interior "Harold D. Parker/2nd Lt. Sig.C./0802". Overall a very nice late commercial model which is a very shootable but should perform well as an investment. (36240-229) {C&R}

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red nine semi-auto pistol

Lot 43: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red nine semi-auto pistol

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Description: serial #11994, 9 mm, 5 1/2" barrel with a very good bore which is mostly bright but which shows scattered light frosting. The metal surfaces retain about 92-95% original blue, the loss due to barrel fading, high edge wear and light toning. The trigger, extractor, safety and rear sight slide all exhibit vibrant pale fire temper blue. The bolt remains bright with hammer and lock mechanism a case-hardened gray patina. The grooved red nine grips rate very good plus with the red nines showing some freshened enamel, they are stamped-numbered to the gun. Included is an original wooden buttstock/holster. The stock iron is un-numbered and retains some generous traces of original pale blue, the balance toned to a dark faded blue. The stock itself rates very good plus with overall minor dings and handling marks from the years. The lanyard loop is intact at the butt. A very attractive, very shootable example of the red nine adjustable sight broomhandle pistol. (36240-225){C&R}

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German P.08 Luger pistol by Mauser

Lot 44: German P.08 Luger pistol by Mauser

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Description: serial #4581n, 9 mm, 4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original blue, the loss is some light muzzle wear and high edge toning to pewter, the lug showing some pewter toning as does the very top of the grip strap. The straw parts all exhibit brilliant color with just a tiny amount of toning to pewter on the edge of the takedown latch and edges of trigger, the fire temper blue parts still brilliant. The visible numbers are all matching including the grooved firing pin. The checkered walnut grips rate about excellent showing only some very minor flattening of a few points, the left grip is stamped only "S", the right unmarked. The chamber is 1936-dated and the toggle appropriately "S/42" marked with the right side of receiver showing Waffenamt 63 markings. Included with this nice pistol is a hard-sided brown leather holster which is 1939 dated and Waffenamt 330 accepted, the maker is Carl Weiss of Braunschweig. The holster rates about very good with overall minor scuffs and light handling marks, the flap showing light crackling; all seams are intact. A loading tool and two fxo/Waffenamt 37-marked black plastic base magazines are included, the tool appears to be Waffenamt 63 marked. The magazines rate excellent one with a very minor crack at the left side grasping knob. Really a super early 1936-dated Luger with a correct holster and some lovely accessories. (36287-103) {C&R}

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Swiss model 1906 Luger pistol by Waffenfabrik Bern

Lot 45: Swiss model 1906 Luger pistol by Waffenfabrik Bern

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Description: serial #31213, 30 Luger, 4 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely pistol retain about 98 to near 99% original blue showing only some very light high edge wear and very light muzzle toning; the straw parts all show vibrant deep color. The few numbered parts are all matching and the firing pin is bright and un-numbered. The toggle is appropriately "(Swiss cross)/Waffenfabrik/Bern" marked, the area above the chamber is appropriately un-marked. The checkered walnut grips with smooth-bordered edges rate excellent and are un-numbered. Included is a single bright-bodied wood-based magazine numbered to the gun. A lovely Bern-manufactured model 1906 Luger overall. (36240-90) {C&R}

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Henry Deringer Philadelphia Percussion Pocket Pistol with N. Curry & Brothers Retailer Marking

Lot 46: Henry Deringer Philadelphia Percussion Pocket Pistol with N. Curry & Brothers Retailer Marking

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Description: .41 caliber, 2 1/2 barrel with an excellent bore. This little Deringer remains in wonderful condition. The top of the barrel has a three line retailers mark "N. CURRY & BRO / SAN FRANCO CALA / AGENTS" on top flat as well as "DERINGER / PHILADEL" on double German silver banded bolster and "P" on left flat. The lock is marked "DERINGER / PHILADELA" and is nicely scroll engraved along with the barrel tang and German silver furniture. The barrel retains 85% original browned finish with copper streaking still visible. The lock is a nice smooth gray brown patina. The German silver furniture all bears a pleasing patina and the walnut stock with checkered grip rates excellent with lots of original finish and with crisp edges. A really fabulous Curry marked Philadelphia Deringer. (16287-67) {ANTIQUE}

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Slotter & Company Percussion Philadelphia Deringer

Lot 47: Slotter & Company Percussion Philadelphia Deringer

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Description: .42 caliber, 2 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. This deringer was made by Henry Schlotterbeck a fromer Deringer employee who began making these deringer pistols on his own. The pistol is virtually identical to the Henry Deringer pistols with the lock and barrel marked in the same locations but reading "SLOTTER / & CO PHILA". The barrel is double gold banded at bolster and is engraved in light scroll on tang and about halfway up the barrel. The stock is adorned with silver furniture with the exception of the butt compartment which is German silver with an iron door. The trigger appears to be of German silver as well. The lock is scroll engraved in the same fashion as Henry Deringers. The barrel and lock bear a smooth and even gray brown patina with all markings being clear and legible and metal surfaces being generally free of any pitting. The stock rates near excellent with about 75% original oil finish and lightly worn checkering and just lightly softened edges. The silver furniture all bears a lovely blue/gray tarnish. This is a nice clean Deringer that shows honest carrying from the period. It is interesting to note that after some time in business, Slotter hired a tailor named Deringer, so he could mark and market the guns as "Deringers". (16287-72) {ANTIQUE}

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Fabulous Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

Lot 48: Fabulous Henry Deringer Percussion Pocket Pistol

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Description: .37 caliber, 2 1/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This little pistol remains in superb all original condition. Both the top of the barrel at breech and the lock are marked "DERINGER / PHILADEL" and the lock and German silver furniture bear the typical 19th century scroll engraving. The barrel retains 97% original brown finish with vivid streaking visible. The lock and barrel tang show beautiful original faded case-hardened finish which is now a smokey pewter color with crisp engraving and no pitting. The walnut stock rates excellent with 80% original finish remaining with strong checkering and well defined edges. The German silver furniture all bears a pleasing patina. Philadelphia Deringers are rarely found with this much finish. (16287-73) {ANTIQUE

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Fine Henry Deringer

Lot 49: Fine Henry Deringer "Peanut" Size Percussion Pocket Pistol

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Description: .41 caliber, 2" barrel with a very good bore. This little pistol remains in lovely condition. The Deringer shows proper markings on the barrel and the lock along with typical scroll engraving on lock, patent breech and German silver furniture. The barrel retains 90% original brown finish with vivid streaking visible. The patent breech is double German silver banded and retains a pleasing mix of case-hardened finish and a smooth patina. The lock is much the same showing dark case hardening in protected areas and more of a smooth brown patina toward rear of lock. The checkered walnut stock rates excellent with 90% original finish remaining with well-defined edges and strong checkering. The German silver furniture all bears a pleasing patina. A super little Peanut deringer. (16287-70) {ANTIQUE}

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Stevens-Pope Special Model Schuetzen Rifle on?No. 44 1/2 Action

Lot 50: Stevens-Pope Special Model Schuetzen Rifle on?No. 44 1/2 Action

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Description: serial #9202, .32-40, 34" No. 5 weight barrel is Pope numbered 1818 and has an excellent bore that shows just a little light frosting ahead of the chamber. This is a factory Pope Special rifle featuring a full Schuetzen pistolgrip stock, three finger loop Pope lever, adjustable double set triggers, palm rest and a plain action. The rifle is interesting in that it features a triple blade rotating front sight, a standard buckhorn sporting rear and a Lyman windage adjustable folding tang mounted peepsight. There are no holes or other provisions on the barrel for mounting a telescopic sight. The forend, stock and buttplate are all properly numbered and the lever bears a small "02" on its underside. The barrel retains about 90% original blue finish overall and has the barrel address offset onto the left flat to accommodate the rear barrel sight. The muzzle shows some circular impressions and marks where a muzzle rest was used and there are some light tool marks on the sides of the breecblock. The action retains about 70% original color case-hardened finish which has faded over time but retains good brightness toward back of action. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock with cheekpiece and forend are of beautifully figured walnut and rate excellent with strong checkering and lots of original finish with perhaps a little added light oil finish. The buttplate appears to have been cleaned and remains bright. The Pope palmrest is original with the checkering pattern running around the base and the bottom of the pistolgrip shows an original finely checkered panel. This rifle comes with a shooting kit which includes a Pope mould, Ideal mould, a Pope re-decapper, a heavy cast muzzle rest, a wad cutter, eye pieces for the rear sight, empty cases, cast bullets, etc. A note in the box states that the rifle came out of Ohio and was purchased there in the 1930's for $37.00. A very honest old Pope Special that shows use but was obviously well cared for. (16106-73) {C&R} [Warren Greatbatch Collection]

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