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Auction Description for Amoskeag Auction Co: Auction No. 92 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms
Viewing Notes:
VIEWING NOVEMBER 5TH - NOVEMBER 16TH Viewing will be available from November 5h through November 16th by appointment, as well as on the day of sale from 7:30am to 10:00am. We do have a few select evenings available for viewing and those times and dates can be obtained by calling our office. Our office is not open for viewing on the weekends. Viewing will not be available once the auction has started.

Auction No. 92 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

(951 Lots)

by Amoskeag Auction Co


951 lots | 936 with images

November 17, 2012

Live Auction

250 Commercial Street #3011

Manchester, NH, 03101 USA

Phone: +1 603-627-7383

Fax: +1 603-627-7384

Email: jason@amoskeagauction.com

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Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Takedown Sporting Rifle

Lot 51: Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Takedown Sporting Rifle

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Description: serial #97050, 40-82, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright minty bore. This is truly an exceptional Winchester rifle. The rifle features fancy walnut checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend and is in a takedown configuration with full octagon barrel. The left side of the bottom tang is assembly marked Ò966XX" with the same Ò966" being present in the top inlet of the stock and on the inside toe of buttplate. The barrel and magazine retain 95% original blue finish with the magazine starting to mix with a smooth even brown patina. The frame, bolt and takedown collar retain 97% strong deep original blue finish with loss being from some very light scratches on the right side of the frame at top. Fire blue on loading gate is 95% plus and the color on hammer and lever is brilliant. The rifle is stocked in beautifully figured walnut with checkered pistolgrip and forend. The pistolgrip is the fancy early style with ebony inlay on bottom. The crescent buttplate retains 95% original color case hardening which is just mellowing slightly. The rifle is sighted with an ivory beaded Beach style combination front, semi buckhorn sporting rear and a Lyman adjustable tang mounted peep sight. The factory records confirm the configuration showing the rifle being received in the warehouse on April 25, 1895 an additional note reads ÒTakedown 5/11/96" and with shipment on July 6, 1896. The margin shows an additional date of ÒJune 21, 1895" with no notation as to its meaning. All screw heads are clean and unmarred. This is a spectacular, investment quality deluxe 1886 rifle worthy of the finest Winchester collection. (15444-3){ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1873 Special Order Rifle

Lot 52: Winchester Model 1873 Special Order Rifle

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Description: serial #154046A, 44-40, 24" octagon barrel with button magazine and a very good to excellent bright bore that shows just a couple small patches of light pitting. This is a particularly handsome rifle combining the octagon barrel and button magazine and it remains in very nice condition. The barrel retains about 85% evenly thinning original blue finish. The action retains about 70% evenly thinning original blue finish blending with a smooth brown patina in areas of loss. The hammer and lever retain a good deal of original color case-hardened finish which is darkening and blending with a smooth brown patina in areas. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent plus with 95% original finish remaining. The rifle is sighted with standard open sporting sights. A fine and handsome 1884 production Winchester 1873 rifle. (15556-15) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 53: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #20646, 40-72 WCF, 26" tapered octagon barrel with a near very good bore. The barrel retains 90% evenly thinning original blue finish overall. The action has flaked and currently retains about 20" original blue finish with the balance bearing a smooth gray brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate near excellent with about 50% original finish remaining. The buttstock fit is ever so slightly off and there is a neatly filled swivel stud hole. The wood is original Winchester wood it just may have began life on a different 1895. Rifle is sighted with a standard sporting front and modern express rear. Winchester 1895 rifles with original octagon barrels are unusual. (15556-32) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Rifle

Lot 54: Winchester Model 1895 Flatside Rifle

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Description: --IMPORTANT NOTATION: Has small impressions near the tang of the buttplate - notable ding at tang -- serial #3458, 40-72 WCF, 26" round barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel retains about 70% original blue finish blending with a smooth brown patina. The action retains a pleasing and generally smooth and even brown patina with generous traces of original blue finish in protected areas and with one patch of light pitting on the upper right rear edge of action. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with about 70% original finish remaining overall, perhaps a little less on forend. The top tang of action has a single old hole drilled and tapped through the center of the "WINCHESTER / MODEL 1895" marking which holds a filler screw. The rifle is sighted with a standard sporting front and rear barrel sights. A good solid example of these handsome early 1895 rifles. (15556-31) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter Revolver

Lot 55: Colt Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter Revolver

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Description: serial #352235, 44-40, 5 1/2" barrel with a mint bore. This 1929 production Single Action revolver is in superb condition and remains in its original purple box. The barrel, ejector rod housing, cylinder and grip frame all retain 98% original blue finish with loss being a little muzzle wear on left side only and some very light abrasions around the periphery of the cylinder. The frame and hammer retain 98% original color case-hardened finish which remains quite vivid but shows age; it looks perfect. The face of the trigger is mostly white while the sides and back retain lots of fire blue. The checkered hard rubber grips rate near mint. The revolver comes in its original purple box which is pencil numbered on the bottom. The end label is excellent and the box is overall very good and could be made much better with a little restoration. One corner of the lid is split as is one corner of the base. Included in the box is the original wax paper and oil soaked "Special Instructions" pamphlet. An investment grade Colt Single Action Army revolver. (15507-2) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 56: Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #235982, 45 LC, 4 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a beautiful high condition Single Action. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain about 90% original blue finish with primary loss being on left side of muzzle and the outer most edge of the ejector rod housing. The cylinder retains 90% bright original blue with loss being primarily on the leading edge of cylinder and from light wear along the periphery. The grip straps retain about 70% original blue with almost all loss being on backstrap where the finish is thinning and blending with a smooth brown patina. The frame and hammer retain about 95% strong original color case-hardened finish. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent and are period but they may be from a different revolver. Revolver comes with factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to Simmons Hardware in St. Louis on November 28, 1902 as part of a 60 gun shipment. A crispy, investment quality little Single Action Army. (15506-12) {C&R}

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Colt Woodsman First Series Bullseye Match Target Pistol

Lot 57: Colt Woodsman First Series Bullseye Match Target Pistol

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Description: serial #MT9963, 22 lr, 6 5/8" barrel with a minty bore. This is a superb pistol which retains 98 - 99% original blue finish overall with loss just on the very highest edges. The checkered walnut elephant ear grips rate excellent plus with virtually all of their original finish and crisp checkering. The pistol comes in its original box numbered to the gun which has very good end labels. Included in the box is perhaps the rarest of accessories, the wooden block used to protect the elephant ears along with cleaning brush in original tube, instruction sheet, Stevens sight hang tag, high velocity mainspring housing hang tag and screwdriver. This is a very complete and very minty Bullseye Match Target - investment grade. (15471-6) {C&R}

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Colt Woodsman First Series Bullseye Match Target Pistol

Lot 58: Colt Woodsman First Series Bullseye Match Target Pistol

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Description: serial #MT8102, 22 lr, 6 5/8" barrel with a minty bore. This is a high condition pistol retaining 97% original blue finish overall with only loss being a 1/8" round brown spot on right side of slide and some minor high edge silvering. There is a little light oxidation staining on the top of the slide but again, this is minor. The pistol is equipped with its original molded plastic extended target stocks which rate mint. The pistol comes in its original box with excellent end labels and an additional surcharge on top of box which reads "YOUR WOODSMAN IS NOW FITTED WITH / NEW GRIP-TESTED STOCKS / OF MOLDED PLASTIC / Extra length that means / comfortÉdeep checking / that prevents slipping". The condition of the box is about very good overall with edge wear and some discoloration. Included in the box is the instruction sheet, Stevens rear sight hang tag and cleaning brush. A rare and desirable Woodsman Match Target pistol in its original box. (15471-10) {C&R}

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Winchester 101 Over Under Boxlock Shotgun

Lot 59: Winchester 101 Over Under Boxlock Shotgun

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Description: serial #K225302, 28 ga., 26 1/2" ventilated rib barrels choked improved cylinder and modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue having only a few very faint spots and a scratch where the forearm meets the bottom barrel. The frame, triggerguard, and top lever are embellished with some simplistic open scroll and exhibit 98% original high luster blue. The pistolgrip stock and fluted forearm rate about excellent showing only some light handling marks with one surface scratch on the left stock shield and having robust checkering. The stock is equipped with a steel grip cap and the original buttplate providing a length of 14" and the gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors, and non automatic safety. A delightful small bore from the best of the Japanese Winchesters which have found a strong following. (115575-55)

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L. C. Smith Eagle Grade Single Barrel Trap Gun

Lot 60: L. C. Smith Eagle Grade Single Barrel Trap Gun

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Description: serial #S13576E, 12 ga., 32" ventilated rib barrel choked full with bright excellent bore. The barrel retains 95% of an old reblue having some scattered dings and scratches with a spot of light oxidation on the underside and light wear at the muzzle and under the forearm. The frame exhibits about 20% case color having some spots of bright color in protected areas with the rest showing a gray darkening patina. The right side has flying duck, the left side has a flying pheasant, and the top lever has a sitting eagle, all engraved with a stippled background surrounded by an open foliate scroll. The triggerguard has about 60% blue with the initials "SBH" engraved in the bow bordered by some simple scroll. The nicely figured black walnut pistolgrip stock and beavertail forearm rate about very good as refinished with recut checkering including the stock shields and showing a small ding in the left side above the triggerguard and a hairline crack in the left side of the forearm. The stock has a plain rubber grip cap and a newer Hawkins recoil pad providing a length of 14 1/2" with drops of 1 5/8" at the comb and 2 1/8" at the heel. The gun features an ejector and a single ivory front bead and small brass mid bead. Action is slightly loose but it functions fine. There were only 56 of this model made over the years from 1917 and Smiths proved themselves to be excellent trap guns. This one should also. (115553-4){C&R}

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Spectacular Westley Richards Droplock Double Rifle

Lot 61: Spectacular Westley Richards Droplock Double Rifle

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Description: serial #19805, 30-06, 25" barrels with bright excellent bores. The barrels are equipped with a fully scroll engraved quarter rib and front sight ramp with folding hood and retain 99% original blue having the maker's name and address engraved in the center of the top rib and having the caliber on the left barrel and the load(180 gn) on the right barrel. The frame has 90% coverage of fine tight scroll engraving over all surfaces including all of the hinged floorplate plus a banner on both sides of the frame with the maker's name. The frame itself exhibits 99% vibrant case colors with just a slight fading at the front edges adjacent to the hinge pin and the floorplate retains 99% of a rich blue as well as the triggerguard and top lever. The stock is fabricated from highly figured European walnut having beautiful contrasting colors with flowing grain which straightens in the wrist and rates very good having some scattered scratches and some water spotting. The wrist is finely checkered and has a carved artistic bolster emanating from the mid point of the wrist and wrapping around the underside of the stock in back of the grip cap. The grip cap is case colored and engraved and there is a gold monogram oval inlayed into the toeline with three initials lightly engraved into it in script. The stock has well executed tear drops behind the stock shields, a beaded cheekpiece for a right hand shooter, and a thin 3/8" leather covered recoil pad that slightly overhangs the stock providing a length of 13 3/4". The beavertail forearm has an engraved and case colored lever release centered in fine checkering and rates very good showing a few scattered scratches. This fine rifle features drop locks situated under a hinged floor plate which are well fitted and engine turned, bushed firing pins, double triggers, ejectors, non automatic safety, and sling swivel studs mounted in the toeline of the stock and on the under side of the barrels. The gun is equipped with a blade type front sight with a pop-up ivory bead for low light use, all under the aforementioned folding hood, a standing leaf sight marked 100 yds. and one folding leaf sight marked 200 yds. both mounted in the quarter rib, and dovetailed scope bases set up to accept the EAW type quick detachable scope rings securing a Leupold Var-X II 1x4 power scope. Included with the gun is a fine pig skin covered oak and leather case containing two ebony handled turn screws, ebony handled bushing spanner wrench, brass oil bottle, two brass snap caps, ebony handled brass cleaning rod with tools and patches all fitted in green baize with maker's label. This entire package is encased in an aluminum travel case also lined with green baize and having a maker's label. This is truly one of the finest rifles one can buy from one of Britain's great makers. It is reportedly a long wait for a new rifle from Westley Richards and this one will be a better value so the investment will be well worth it. (115414-1)

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Imman Meffert Model Titan Boxlock Dural Frame Drilling

Lot 62: Imman Meffert Model Titan Boxlock Dural Frame Drilling

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Description: serial #66350, 16 ga. x 16ga. x 8X57mmJR, 25 5/8" raised matted rib Krupp barrels coked full and full having bright very good bores showing some very small dents in both. The barrels retain 95% original blue having scattered scratches and dings with one blemish on the right barrel around the front of the forearm. The scalloped frame is extensively covered in oak leaf engraving over a satin silver colored frame exhibiting some light staining around the top and back and the top lever is steel and engraved with acanthus leaves and borders and retains 95% blue. The triggerguard is nicely carved horn and has a hairline crack along the right side. The pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate good having numerous scattered small scratches and some more significant dings with on 3/8" size dent in the top right side of the grip. The checkering on both the stock and forearm is quite fine and shows some dents and minimal flattened diamonds but remains quite functional. The stock is equipped with a fluted horn gripcap, a beaded cheekpiece for a right hand shooter, and a grooved horn buttplate providing a length of 14 1/4". The gun features double triggers (front set), extractor, side mounted non automatic safety, side clips, top tang barrel selector, bushed firing pins, blade rifle and folding shotgun front sights, pop-up rear leaf sight, dovetailed scope bases, cocking indicators, and sling swivels mounted in the toeline of the stock and on the lower barrel. Dural is an alloy which significantly lightens the gun and this drilling weighs 6 lbs. 2 ozs. A very nice handling and versatile gun which would be at home in any woodland setting. (115529-48){C&R} [Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Parker SC Grade Single Barrel Trap Shotgun

Lot 63: Parker SC Grade Single Barrel Trap Shotgun

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Description: serial #184387, 12 ga., 34" ventilated rib barrel choked full with bright excellent bore. The barrel retains 98% quality restored blue showing only minor fading at the muzzle. The frame is engraved with open foliate scroll around the top of the receiver and a tighter scroll surrounding the Parker Brothers name on each side with a flying pigeon on the bottom and exhibits a pewter patina with some mottled brown highlights having traces of case color in protected areas. The straight grip stock and beavertail forearm rate good as refinished showing minor scratches and dings in a glossy finish with crisp checkering and having a crack behind the tang and four cracks at the bottom of the forearm, all of which a very repairable. The stock has a silver monogram oval in the toeline and a Whiteline recoil pad providing a length of 14 3/8" and drops of 1 1/2" at the comb and 1 3/4" at the heel. The forearm has the ejector mechanism in it but the gun functions with only an extractor and there is some evidence that Parker may have done this on order. This is still a good functional trap gun and not all that common as Parker produced less than 2000 single barrel trap guns. (115553-5){C&R}

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Winchester model 1901 lever action shotgun

Lot 64: Winchester model 1901 lever action shotgun

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Description: serial #77527, 10 ga., 32 1/4" plain barrel choked full with a bright about excellent bore which shows some remnants of some very light pitting, also with a couple light pits nearer the chamber. The metal surfaces retain about 85-90% original blue, the loss is due to some minor fading, sharp edge wear and wear in the carry area of the magazine tube. The smooth walnut pistolgrip buttstock and forend panels rate about excellent with some minor dings and handling marks, perhaps showing an old and very light cleaning. The mechanism is smart and the hammer spring robust; all the markings are crisp. A nice, likely usable, example overall. (35556-51) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Rifle

Lot 65: Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Rifle

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Description: serial #153350, 32-20, 24" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a fabulous deluxe Winchester rifle. The rifle features a full octagon barrel with button magazine, deluxe checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock and forend and a crescent buttplate. The barrel retains about 85% evenly thinning original blue finish which is blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The frame retains 95% strong original color case-hardened finish with bright blue on dust cover and trigger, beautiful untouched patina on lifter and vivid color on hammer and lever. Fire blue on loading gate and screws remains strong with all screw heads being clean and unmarred. The left side of the lower tang is marked Ò5426XXX 32R" with Ò5426" being in top inlet of stock. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of highly figured walnut, about as good as Winchester wood gets, and retain 90% original extra finish with most loss on forend which shows a little light carry wear. Checkering on pistolgrip is strong with fancy ebony inlay on bottom, the forend shows just a little wear. There is a small chip missing from the left side of stock at action on bottom. The crescent buttplate shows lots of original faded color case-hardened finish. Rifle is sighted with a Beach combination front and Lyman express rear. Factory records confirm the configuration including sights and shows receipt and shipment from the warehouse on July 31, 1884. A very fine, investment quality deluxe Winchester rifle. (15444-6) {ANTIQUE}

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Rogers and Spencer Army model percussion revolver

Lot 66: Rogers and Spencer Army model percussion revolver

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Description: serial #3847, .44 cal. percussion, 7 1/2" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a really lovely example of this large frame army model revolver. The barrel is chiefly a smooth flaked brown patina showing some generous traces of original bright blue, perhaps 10% of which remains. The frame however retains about 97 to near 98% original bright blue with light flaking to brown chiefly along the topstrap. The cylinder retains perhaps 40% bright original blue, the balance flaking to a pleasing smooth brown as well. The triggerguard/grip strap retains perhaps 75% to near 80% original blue the chief flaking being along the backstrap and the bow of the triggerguard. The loading lever shows excellent mottled color case-hardening while the hammer has toned somewhat but with some very good colors on the right side, the trigger remains bright. The smooth walnut grips rate excellent with the right grip showing a series of very tiny chips along its sharp edge while the left shows a very crisp "RPB" cartouche and only a minor handling ding or two. The gun shows numerous small inspector's markings and times and locks up perfectly. It is astonishing how clean the bore on this arm is, indeed the chambers still have much of their original blue present; it is highly likely this arm was never fired. An excellent specimen overall. (35528-2) {ANTIQUE}

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Mass Arms company wesson & Leavitt belt model revolver

Lot 67: Mass Arms company wesson & Leavitt belt model revolver

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Description: serial #323, .31 cal. percussion, 5" round barrel with a very good bore which shows strong rifling but with minor pitting present. This is a very fine example of these neat revolvers. The barrel is primarily a warm brown patina and is mostly smooth with its topstrap appropriately marked "Mass Arms Co./Chicopee Falls". The frame shows the loose flowing scroll these arms are known for as does the lockplate, both exhibiting generous traces of original case colors, perhaps 25% of which remains, the balance a pleasing smoky pewter and mottled brown patina which is smooth and very attractive. The backstrap retains perhaps 98% of its original silver plate while the triggerguard retains perhaps 95%. The cylinder shows the typical loose flowing foliate scroll normally seen on these arms with stands of arrows and fouled anchor, with the high edges showing some very generous original pale fire blue, the etched background areas toned to a light brown patina offering a very nice contrast; the face of the cylinder as well show some very strong traces of original blue. The nipples show some minor impact marks and the edge of the cylinder shows a couple rotational scars but overall the cylinder is very attractive. The one-piece walnut grip rates very good plus with much original varnish and minor dings and handling marks from the years, it has shrunk only slightly at its junction with the frame but fits the straps extremely well. The gun seems to function well mechanically with tight barrel-to-arbor lock up; the half cock notch seems worn. Both the arbor and the cylinder are numbered differently than the frame, however the gun appears very honest overall and certainly has been together for a very long time. Really a very lovely example overall in a fine state of condition. A custom French-fitted walnut case is included with the gun which includes an antique japanned tin of E. & A. Ludlow percussion caps with a somewhat faded but visible hunting scene on its lid. (See Mass Arms Company powder flask and brass bullet mould in the silent auction) (35528-95) {ANTIQUE}

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle wartime commercial pistol with matching shoulder stock

Lot 68: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle wartime commercial pistol with matching shoulder stock

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Description: serial #290803, 7.63 Mauser, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original blue, the loss due primarily to even fading, some light high edge wear and toning to gray on the straps. The hammer and lock mechanism are a case-hardened pewter patina and the trigger, safety, extractor bolt stop and sight slide all exhibit brilliant pale fire temper blue. The factory milling cut on the left side of the frame shows two areas where the milling cutter slipped while cutting leaving a slightly disheveled appearance, it appears as though someone tried to dress the area many years ago and applied some cold blue, it has now toned more to a pewter. The grooved walnut grips rate very good plus to about excellent, they are stamped-numbered to the gun. All the numbers are matching and the lanyard ring is intact. The walnut buttstock rates very good plus to near excellent with some light dings and handling marks from the years and nearly all its original varnish. The stock iron is numbered "803" and is primarily a pewter patina, the hinge shows a mottled blue and purple patina. There is an old crack emanating from the milled pistolgrip cut in the stock which appears to have been period-repaired effectively. Overall a very nice, investment-grade wartime commercial broomhandle overall. (35528-41) {C&R}

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Spectacular Parker Reproduction A-1 Special Two Barrel Set Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot 69: Spectacular Parker Reproduction A-1 Special Two Barrel Set Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #12-187, 12 ga., 26" matted rib barrels choked Quail 1 and 2 (light skeet and skeet) and 28" matted rib barrels choked improved cylinder and full (marked mod and full). Both sets of barrels appear to be unfired having bright excellent bores and 99% original blue. The 100% vibrant case colored frame is extensively covered in open scroll surrounding game scenes of a setter and woodcock on the left side, a pointer and pheasants on the right side, and a Labrador's head and flying grouse on the bottom along with the word 'Parker" all detailed beautifully in heavy relief-engraved gold inlay. The top lever is pierced with detailed loops of scroll ending within the opening and is stepped and engraved as well as being case colored. The triggerguard is also pierced with three geometric openings in a scroll engraved panel along with a star of leaves on each end. The highly figured pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate excellent save for two faint handling marks on the right side of the stock. The very fine multi point and scalloped checkering is surrounded by mullered borders outlined with gold wire including the fleur-de-lis pattern on the forearm. The stock shields have a fleur-de-lis carved inside a relieved triangle whose border creates a second fleur-de-lis in the wrist. A wooden grip cap is installed with a stylized gold ribbon border and has a blank gold oval in the center for your initials. The scroll engraving pattern is carried over to the blued skeleton buttplate which has a single fleur-de-lis and fine checkering, and also has a gold wire border around the entire butt. The gun features a gold plated and checkered single selective trigger, ejectors, and automatic safety. Included is a very nice oak and leather case with canvas cover and Parker Reproduction label containing nickel plated snap caps, nickel plated oil bottle, two piece wooden cleaning rod, leather pouch containing brushes and jags, bag of cleaning cloth, and a Winchester and Parker Gun Collectors sticker as well as the original box for the gun and both sets of barrels. All of this appears to be new and is rendered in well executed and artistic manner with a high degree of skill. There were only a few hundred of these sets made making them highly sought after. This is a one-of-a-kind Parker Reproduction suitable for the most-demanding sportsman or most-discerning collector. (115567-1)

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red 9 pistol

Lot 70: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red 9 pistol

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Description: serial #74200, 9 mm, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 85-90% original blue, the loss is due primarily to even fading and light toning to pewter on the high edges and contact points. The hammer and lock frame are a tarnished pewter patina with some very light oxidation staining on the sides of the hammer. The safety, extractor and sight slide show good pale fire temper blue, flaking somewhat more on the slide; the bolt stop has toned to pewter. The grooved walnut red 9 grips rate very good plus to excellent with only minor handling marks and all the original enamel, they are stamp-numbered to the gun; the lanyard loop is intact. A very nice, very shootable example overall of these sought-after red 9 pistols. (35575-3) {C&R}

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Parker GHE Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot 71: Parker GHE Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #209955, 12 ga., 32" matted rib barrels choked improved modified and full having bright very good bores. The barrels retain 98% of a quality restored blue having some small scattered scratches and one small dent on the right barrel six inches back from the muzzle. The frame is engraved in the standard "G" engraving pattern with a pair of birds on both sides and the bottom surrounded by some simple stylized scroll and borders and exhibiting 50 to 60% of an older refreshed color case-hardening. The triggerguard retains about 70% of a fading reblue. Both the straight grip stock and beavertail forearm are well executed replacements rating very good showing scratches and small dings over a high gloss finish with good crisp checkering. The original buttplate is present providing a length of 14 1/2" and drops of 1 1/2" at the comb and 2 3/16" at the heel. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and automatic safety. It is built on a Number 2 frame and the action is tight. Built circa 1924 to be shot, this gun certainly still has the build and condition to handle some serious shooting. (115553-3)

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Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1905 carbine with V.L.&D.; retailers marking

Lot 72: Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1905 carbine with V.L.&D.; retailers marking

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Description: serial #765, 9x56MS, 18" barrel with a near excellent bore which shows only the very beginning of some very light frosting within the grooves. The barreled action retains 80% original rust blue, the loss due primarily to even light fading, while the bottom metal and long tang triggerguard have toned more to a deep gray-brown patina. There are strong remnants of straw temper on the bolt catch and magazine cartridge release. The full-length classic style walnut stock rates very good to near very good plus showing much original varnish, light handling marks and scratches from the years of use and a light crack at the toe which is stable and could certainly be made to disappear if one wished. The round knob pistolgrip is neatly checkered with mullered borders and a neat triangle thumbprint at the rear of the action tang with the typical scant wraparound forearm pattern. The carbine features rounded left-sided cheekpiece, factory sling swivels and trapdoor grooved steel buttplate with four-piece cleaning rod beneath. What is likely the original front sight is intact atop the sporting ramp, there is a two leaf rear sight intact and the rifle is single-trigger equipped. The front ring has been neatly factory dovetailed for a quick-detach scope base mount and the left side of the split bridge rear ring has a stud which acts upon the rear telescopic sight base. The sight bases mount a Karl Kahles Telo-rar 3 telescopic sight with crosshair reticle and cloudy topics. Both the top of the barrel and the top of the telescopic sight tube are marked "Von Lengerke & Detmold New York"; V.L.&D. records indicate the gun was received November 2, 1906. The rifle is described as a 9m/m with a telescopic sight and a set trigger. It was sold on November 5, 1906 to ÒE.A. Wilson" as a ÒCash Sale" which suggests that the buyer was a local customer (there is no evidence this rifle ever had a set trigger however). The scope bases are see-through allowing use of the open sights if one wished and the japanned black brass lens covers are included. Really a very interesting telescopic sight base on this fine little carbine which is in a very seldom encountered state of condition. (35529-15) {C&R} [Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1903 carbine

Lot 73: Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1903 carbine

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Description: serial #6678, 6.5x54MS, 18" barrel with a bright very good plus to near excellent bore which shows strong crisp rifling but one area of minor frosting about 4" from the muzzle. The barreled action retains about 80-85% original blue while the magazine floorplate retains slightly less, the long tang triggerguard having faded to a gray patina. There is fading straw on the bolt catch and magazine cartridge release. The classic style full-length checkered walnut stock rates very good to very good plus with overall minor dings and handling marks from the years of use afield but much original varnish and some nice figure in the butt. The stock is equipped with a rounded left side cheekpiece, trapdoor grooved steel buttplate with a three-piece cleaning rod, factory sling swivels and a bone pistolgrip cap; the pistolgrip cap shows some moderate insect damage. What appears to be the original front sight is intact atop the sporting ramp, the rear sight boss has had its sight removed and the receiver ring shows a typical 7/8" dovetail cut, doubtless for scope base mounting. The bolt stop has been neatly fitted with a Lyman number 36 aperture sight, the stock also having been very professionally inletted in this area for the sight base; the carbine with double set triggers. Overall a very nice, very huntable example awaiting only your custom dual-claw scope base and ring set. (35529-16) {C&R}[Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1956 MC rifle

Lot 74: Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1956 MC rifle

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Description: serial #26793, 30-06, 22" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original blue, the loss is due to some light fading, some light high edge wear and a few light handling marks. The bright polished bolt is still mostly brilliant with some toning to pewter on the end of the bolt handle, also with some light oxidation in this area. The bolt catch and cartridge release show good pale straw color. The checkered walnut Monte Carlo style halfstock with flared shadowline cheekpiece rates excellent with only minor dings and handling marks from light use afield. The original factory open sights are intact and there is a Pachmayr pivot-mount scope base in the factory holes which mounts a Bushnell Scope Chief Command Post 3 x 9 telescopic sight with post and crosshair reticle; the "command post" feature does not function. The rifle also features factory sling swivels and double set triggers and the floorplate is Stoeger marked. A super MC rifle just in time for the November woods. (35499-8) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 75: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #995589, 38 WCF, 24" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a very crisp rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 97% original blue with only loss due to a little even light thinning. The frame retains 90 Ð 95% bright original blue finish with loss due to some light flaking and with those areas turned to a pleasing smooth brown patina. The nosecap has flaked to about 30% original blue remaining with the balance being smooth brown and the buttplate is about 70% original blue with the balance flaked. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with a 1 3/8" x 1/2" white arrowhead inlaid in right side of butt. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front and a semi-buckhorn rear sight. (15444-20) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 76: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #152162 all matching, 44 rf, 24" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is a fabulous 1866 rifle. The rifle is built on a carbine frame with the staple holes factory filled on left side. This is a fourth model rifle that remains in a very nice state of preservation. The barrel and magazine retain a pleasing smooth brown patina with a little light surface oxidation present; they really have a nice appearance. The frame bears a virtually perfect, untouched mellow patina with crisp edges and super tight sideplates. The hammer and lever bear a mostly smooth brown patina with perhaps some very faint traces of color remaining. The loading gate retains about 50% original blue with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The walnut stocks show some nice figure and rate excellent plus retaining virtually all of their original finish and with just a couple very light handling marks. The stocks show nice raised grain and may have had a very light coat of oil added Ð they fit superbly and look fabulous. The screw heads are all clean and undamaged. This is a wonderful, investment quality Winchester 1866 rifle. (15444-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 77: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #482684, 38 WCF, 24" round barrel with full magazine and a bright minty bore. This is a very minty rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 98% original blue finish overall. The action retains 98% plus original blue finish with just the slightest silvering along high edges. The hammer and lever retain almost all of their vivid original color case-hardened finish. The nosecap retains about 75% original blue with the balance flaked and the flaked areas bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 97% original finish remaining and with just a few scattered light handling marks. The rifle is sighted with standard sporting sights. A really minty 1892 rifle manufactured in 1909. (15444-13) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Rifle

Lot 78: Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Rifle

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Description: serial #783861, 44 WCF, 24" round barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is an extremely fine rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 97% original blue finish. The action retains 95% bright original blue with loss being primarily one small area on belly where there is some flaking and the metal has turned to pleasing smooth brown patina. The takedown collar and nosecap both show flaking and retain about 40% original blue blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with 98% original finish on buttstock and about 90% on the forend. There are very few handling marks. The buttplate retains about 90% original blue with loss due to even light flaking. Rifle is equipped with standard open sporting sights. A super clean, investment quality rifle. (15444-18) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Eastern Carbine

Lot 79: Winchester Model 1892 Special Order Eastern Carbine

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Description: serial #945284, 44 WCF, 20" round barrel with button magazine and a bright minty bore. This is a great little Õ92. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish overall and the action retains about 97% strong original blue. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with the buttstock showing a little dryness on the sides. The wood would likely be helped by having a professional add a little oil finish, or it can be left as it is; we generally like them left alone. The original carbine buttplate retains 90% original blue finish with loss being only on the highest points. The carbine is sighted with standard beaded blade front and express rear barrel sights. This carbine has two special order features, is chambered in the most desirable caliber and has loads of condition. A super little Õ92. (15444-21) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 80: Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: serial #821359, 38 WCF, 20" round barrel with full magazine and a perfect bore. This is a spectacular little Ô92 saddle gun. The barrel and magazine retain 99% original blue finish. The action retains 95% bright original blue with the only real loss being a small saddle ring mirror on left side. The plain walnut stocks rate near mint with virtually all of their original finish and almost no handling marks. The face of the bolt retains 100% original blue and the inside of the action still shows cosmoline. Carbine is equipped with standard front and carbine rear sights. It would be very difficult, expensive and time consuming to upgrade from this carbine. This is a top shelf, investment quality 1892 carbine. (15444-24) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

Lot 81: Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

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Description: serial #54773SA, 357 Mag, 4 3/4" barrel with a mint bore. This revolver is in superb condition retaining 99% original blue and vivid color case-hardened finish overall. Sides of hammer remain bright and the checkered hard rubber eagle grips rate mint. The revolver comes in its original stagecoach box with warranty card, instruction sheet and outer sleeve. The condition of the box is excellent. Revolver comes with factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to Arizona Hardware Company in Phoenix on November 20, 1970. This is about as good as they get. A fine, investment quality second generation Colt. (15506-29) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

Lot 82: Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

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Description: serial #58178SA, 357 Mag, 4 3/4" barrel with a mint bore. This revolver is in superb condition retaining 99% original blue and vivid color case-hardened finish overall. The only real loss is due to some extremely light abrasions in the finish of the cylinder; sides of hammer remain bright. The checkered hard rubber eagle grips rate mint. The revolver comes in its original stagecoach box with warranty card and instruction sheet but no cardboard insert. The condition of the box is excellent. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to Decorah, IA on January 20, 1971 as a one gun shipment. (15506-31) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

Lot 83: Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

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Description: serial #68192SA, 357 Mag, 5 1/2" barrel with a mint bore. This revolver features the scarce and desirable nickel plated finish and remains in superb, near new condition. The only "wear" evident is a faint drag line on the cylinder which does not even penetrate the nickel finish. The checkered hard rubber eagle grips rate mint. The revolver comes in its original stagecoach box which rates excellent with some neatly applied taped reinforcements on corners of lid. Included in the box are the warranty card and instruction sheet. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to Arizona Hardware Co. Division of O.S. Stapley Co., Phoenix, AZ on March 1, 1973. A fabulous nickel plated 2nd generation revolver. (15506-33) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

Lot 84: Colt Single Action Army Second Generation Revolver

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Description: serial #66298SA, 45 LC, 7 1/2" barrel with a mint bore. This revolver is unusual in that it is finished in nickel and wears its original smooth walnut two piece grips which are ink numbered to the gun on the inside. The condition of the revolver is fabulous with 99% plus bright original nickel finish remaining and with its grips remaining virtually as new. The revolver comes in a stagecoach box with instruction sheet however the bottom inserts are for a 4 3/4" gun; the cover is marked "7 1/2 / 45". The box rates very good with some minor, light mildew staining. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration (grips not listed) and showing shipment to Rochester, NY on December 12, 1973. (15506-32) {C&R}

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Starr Arms Co. Single Action Model 1863 army Percussion Revolver

Lot 85: Starr Arms Co. Single Action Model 1863 army Percussion Revolver

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Description: serial #37939, .44 caliber, 8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a superb, very high condition Starr revolver. The barrel retains about 80% original blue finish which is thinning evenly and blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina in areas of loss. The cylinder retains about 90 - 95% bright original blue finish. The frame retains 90% evenly thinning original blue finish which is also starting to blend with a pleasing smooth brown patina; the backstrap is an even gray patina. The loading lever and hammer retain 95% strong original color case-hardened finish. The one piece walnut grip rates excellent with 90% original oil finish remaining and with good cartouche on either side. This revolver shows virtually no use with six clean nipples with finish in recesses around nipples. An extremely fine example of the single action Starr revolver. (15398-2) {ANTIQUE}

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Browning Superposed Over Under Shotgun

Lot 86: Browning Superposed Over Under Shotgun

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Description: serial #57742, 12 ga., 26 1/2" solid rib barrels choked improved cylinder and light modified with bright excellent bores. All of the metal including barrels, frame, and furniture retain just about 99% original blue showing only some scattered light handling marks and the frame is engraved with a panel of simple foliate scroll on each side with the makers name on the bottom. The round knob pistolgrip stock and round field style forearm rate excellent having only some tiny dings in the buttstock and crisp checkering. The original buttplate is present providing a length of 14 3/8". The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors, and a non automatic safety. This is an exceptional Superposed circa 1957, and with a less common solid rib. (115575-59){C&R}

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Merkel 200E Scalloped Over Under Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot 87: Merkel 200E Scalloped Over Under Boxlock Double Shotgun

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Description: serial #153498, 12 ga., 28" solid rib barrels choked improved cylinder and improved modified with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 97% original blue having some light spotting around the right side of the muzzles and some wear on the edges of the rib. The frame is engraved with a couple of small panels of scroll, some geometric designs, and some line borders and exhibits a silver patina over some very faint case colors. The triggerguard and top lever both retain 95% blue and both show some simple engraving. The straight grip stock and three-piece forearm rate very good with minor handling marks and small dings over a dull oil finish with very good checkering and having a tiny hairline crack at the bottom of the forearm metal and behind the top tang. The stock has a gold monogram oval in the toe line and a checkered butt providing a length of 14 3/4" and drops of 1 1/2" at the comb, 2 1/4" drop at the heel, and 1/4" cast off. The gun features double triggers (front articulated), ejectors, and automatic safety. Interestingly, this gun has British proofs for 2 3/4" cartridges although Germany has very stringent proof laws. A very nice handling high quality shotgun which would be wonderful for any bird hunting. (115575-58)

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Charles Daly Empire Grade Over Under Sideplated Boxlock Shotgun

Lot 88: Charles Daly Empire Grade Over Under Sideplated Boxlock Shotgun

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Description: serial #26144, 12 ga., 28" Krupp ventilated rib barrels choked full and extra full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 95% original blue having some light scattered scratches and faint silvering at the muzzles and along the edge of the rib. The rib is finely matted, has an ivory bead, and has wedges of engraving at the breech and bands at the muzzles, and the maker and model are stamped in a panel on the top. All of the metal including the triggerguard, top lever, and grip cap are profusely engraved in acanthus leaf scroll surrounding game scenes of pointing dogs, ducks, and partridge beautifully executed and the metal exhibits a mottled tarnished pewter and smoky gray patina with generous traces of case colors in protected areas. The nicely figured pistolgrip stock and three-piece forearm rate very good to excellent having scattered fine scratches and one rather small blemish in the right side top of the forearm. The fine fleur-de-lis checkering remains quite crisp with some light soiling and flattening but with good sharp borders and detailing. The buttstock has a beautiful engraved gripcap, a gold monogram oval in the toe line, and a leather covered pad providing 14 3/8" length of pull, 1 1/2" drop at comb, 2 1/2" drop at heel, and 1/4" cast off. The gun features double triggers (front articulated and both hand checkered), ejectors, an automatic safety, and has an inlayed wedge of horn in the tip of the forearm. This is an outstanding Prussian Daly from the pre war era when the quality of workmanship was at its highest level. (115543-1){C&R}

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Defourny Sideplated Boxlock Double Rifle

Lot 89: Defourny Sideplated Boxlock Double Rifle

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Description: serial #8356, 8x60 Mauser, 23 1/2" raised matted rib barrels with bright very good bores showing a little darkness in the throat. The barrels retain 98% of a quality restored blue having some very slight fading on the edges of the rib. The barrels are stamped with the makers name and the city (Liege) both on the barrels and on a raised panel centered in the top rib as well as the caliber. The sideplates and frame are engraved with bouquets of roses accompanied by vignettes of stylized scroll and exhibit a bright coin finish enhanced by a gentle cleaning. The triggerguard exhibits 50% original blue and is also engraved with a bouquet of roses and scroll. The straight grip stock and splinter forearm rate good to very good as professionally refinished showing some minor dings and scratches with good crisp checkering. The stock has a grooved horn buttplate providing a length of 14 3/8". The forearm has a push button release and there is a metal diamond escutcheon inlaid into the middle of the forearm with gold filled Celtic type letters and border showing some worn spots. The gun features double triggers (front articulated), ejectors, side clips, hidden third fastener, bushed firing pins, sling swivels installed in the butt and on the bottom rib of the barrel, and a non automatic safety, and it weighs 7 lbs. This is actually a versatile caliber, a little more potent than a 30-06, and certainly capable of taking most North American game in a very handy and attractive double rifle. (115529-52)[Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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U.S. Model 1863 Double Rifle Rifle Musket by J. P. Lindsay

Lot 90: U.S. Model 1863 Double Rifle Rifle Musket by J. P. Lindsay

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Description: .58 caliber, 41 1/8" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a superb example of these interesting muskets. The musket appears to be near new and unfired. Metal surfaces retina a lovely even patina with crisp edges and no pitting or oxidation. The nipples retain virtually all of their original finish. The walnut stock rates excellent plus with virtually all of its original finish, sharp edges and two crisp cartouches. There are some light and very minor bruises on the left flat which would not warrant mention except for the fact that the balance of the musket is so perfect. An extremely fine, investment quality American musket. (15560-4) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle

Lot 91: Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle

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Description: serial #137559, 45-90 WCF, 26" octagon barrel with a bright about excellent bore showing some very miinor frosting and perhaps some very minor pitting near the chamber. This is a nice 1886 Winchester. The barrel and magazine tube of this 1905 manufactured rifle retain about 75-80% original blue finish mixing with a brown patina, nicely accentuated by exposed edge silvering on its length. About 40% blue finish remains on the receiver with areas of speckled oxidation and fading at the balance point now toning to a pleasant brown and the bolt retains about 85-90% original blue. Traces of case-hardened color are evident on the lever and sharply cross checkered hammer, the steel nosecap is a finely oxidized speckled patina and the crescent buttplate is a subdued oxidized specking of brown over a smoky pewter gray color. The straight grain smooth walnut stock rates excellent exhibiting a few impact and handling marks and retaining most of its original oil stained finish indicative of careful use by previous owners. The original silver blade front sight and Rocky Mountain rear sight are in place but the rear sight elevator is not present. This is a nice honest and solid '86. (25510-1) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 92: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #107576, 45-90, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and a very good bright bore that shows some scattered pits; very shootable. This is a nice honest old rifle manufactured in 1896 that shows honest use and no abuse. The barrel and magazine retain about 10% original blue in protected areas with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina with crisp, clear markings. The action retains a pleasing mix of faded original color case hardening and a pewter colored smooth patina. The stocks rate very good having been lightly cleaned long ago and with some added light oil finish. The rifle is sighted with a Beach combination front, open sporting rear and Lyman folding tang mounted peep sight. This is a nice antique 1886 standard rifle which would make a nice hunter as it is in a wonderful chambering. (15550-5) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1886 Special Order Takedown Rifle

Lot 93: Winchester Model 1886 Special Order Takedown Rifle

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Description: serial #122712, 45-90, 26" part round part octagon lightweight barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle features several special order features including part octagon, lightweight barrel which is considerably narrower than the magazine tube at muzzle, takedown and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. This is a handsome and desirable configuration and the combination of a part octagon barrel and full magazine is unusual. The condition of the rifle is quite lovely with the barrel and magazine retaining 95% strong original blue finish. The action retains 90 - 95% original blue finish with most loss due to just light carry wear. The takedown collar has flaked to gray and the hammer and lever retain strong original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent retaining 95% original finish with very few handling marks. The rifle is sighted with a Lyman hunting front (Sheard style) and open sporting rear barrel sights. Factory records confirm all the details of this rifle and show it being received in the warehouse on October 1, 1900 and shipping three days later. This is a super 1886 rifle a great configuration. (15550-6) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 94: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #152650A, 50 EX, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This is nice honest plain Jane big bore '86 rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 95% strong original blue finish. The action flaked and is now an even and smooth gray brown patina with traces of original blue in protected areas. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate very good plus with 85% original finish remaining and with most loss on belly of forend. There are a couple cracks in end grain at toe of buttplate but they seem stable. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front and express rear sights. A nice honest '86 in a very desirable and rare chambering. (15556-27) {C&R}

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Colt service model Ace Pistol

Lot 95: Colt service model Ace Pistol

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Description: --IMPORTANT NOTATION: Does not include the box or manual -- serial #SM14732, 22LR, 4 3/4" barrel with excellent bright bore. Metal surfaces retain 99% plus original blue finish. This post-war Service Model Ace was produced in the first year of production, 1978 and was one of the first 750 guns made. The sights are adjustable rear with a flat matte barrel rib and front Patridge sight. The grips are a checkered with gold Rampant Colt inlaid medallions and rate excellent and there is one Colt magazine. Included is the original Colt wood grain box, in very good condition, with foam liner and Colt instruction manual still retained by the original packing tape. This is a truly fine, like new, Ace. (55599-7) [Bruce Sikora Collection]

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Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle

Lot 96: Sharps Borchardt Sporting Rifle

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Description: serial #20866, 45 2 7/8 (45-100), 30" round barrel with an excellent bore. This is a very late Borchardt rifle assembled at the very end of production or shortly thereafter. The barrel is unmarked but is clearly a Sharps barrel, the rifling is exactly the same as is the finish and taper, it is a factory barrel that was never marked. The stocks are nearly identical to the late pair of sporters illustrated on page 270 of Seller's book. In speaking with Dr. Labowski he feels that these guns may have been assembled and finished by Charles Overbaugh at the factory, the record for this rifle is blank. The rifle is in wonderful condition retaining 90% evenly thinning original barrel blue. The action has hard rubber panels and retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which has softened over time but still retains decent contrast. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and ebony tipped forend rate excellent plus with 95% original finish remaining. The buttstock has a nice thin cheekpiece with Sharps checkered hard rubber buttplate and pistolgrip cap. The rifle is sighted with a long beaded blade front, there is no rear seat and an original Lyman folding tang mounted peep sight mounted in integral base. This is an extremely fine and extremely handsome Borchardt sporting rifle. (15529-37) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Colt commercial model ace semi-auto pistol

Lot 97: Colt commercial model ace semi-auto pistol

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Description: serial #6846, 22 LR, 4 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore which shows two tiny pits near the muzzle. The metal surfaces retain about 95% original blue the loss being sharp edge wear, minor scratches and the arched mainspring housing fading to brown. The fully checkered walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent with only a couple very minor flattened points. The original factory sights are intact and one nice two-tone magazine appropriately "ace" in diamond marked is included. Overall a very nice example of a pre-war Colt Ace pistol which could still be taken to the range and enjoyed. Manufactured in 1936. (35471-38) {C&R}

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U.S. service model ace semI-auto pistol by Colt

Lot 98: U.S. service model ace semI-auto pistol by Colt

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Description: serial #2768, .22 LR, 5" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 97% original blue, the loss due primarily to some light high edge wear and some very sparsely scattered overall very light handling marks. The fully checkered walnut grips rate excellent with only some very minor flattening of the points. The gun is equipped with factory adjustable rear sight and comes with an original two-tone magazine marked "Colt/22 Ace(in diamond) LR/Service Model". The left side of the frame is appropriately "WB" (in rectangle) Government Inspector marked. The included factory letter shows shipment to the commanding officer at Springfield Armory in January of 1942 along with 108 other guns. Really a very nice Service Model Ace overall which likely shoots as good as it looks. (35450-3) {C&R}

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The Peter Lent French & Indian War Period Map Horn

Lot 99: The Peter Lent French & Indian War Period Map Horn

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Description: This is a truly wonderful horn which is engraved and polychromed with a beautiful map of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers depicting numerous forts and locations. As is common with horns of this period some locations are spelled properly while many are not. The locations depicted on this horn include New York, Albany, Skanekoty, La Champlyn, Niagara, Oswagy, Ft. Stanwick, German Flats, Woodcrik, Hartman, Ft. Ticonirog, and many others. There are two inscriptions within cartouches on the horn, one reads: "PETER LENT / CAPT NYP / HIS HORN / NIAGARA" and the other reads "PROTECT YE / KINGS LANDS / BEYOND YE / SEAS" the second is bordered in compass type figure showing the cardinal directions. The horn measures 15 1/4" along the outside curve and has a nice reduced nozzle with scalloped transition and double raised rings and single raised ridge at spout. The flat base plug is of hardwood, holds an old iron staple and is affixed by six wooden dowels. An old crack at the plug has had a brass or copper brad added to either side to stabilize the crack. The horn has a lovely honey cream color with a little translucence at the spout. This horn is very finely engraved with hints of original polychrome visible in coat of arms, in the "Peter Lent" cartouche border and in border engraved at edge of reduction. Peter Lent was born in Tappan, NY in 1739. He mustered as a lieutenant on May 24, 1759 under Captain Cornelius Harring as part of Col. Abraham Harring's Regiment in Orange County. His record describes him as being dark haired, full face and standing 5' 6 1/2". He was promoted to Captain by 1761 and was later part of the Dutchess County Militia, Regiment of Minutemen, during the Revolutionary War. This is an extremely handsome, fine and rare piece of early Americana. (15301-1)

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The James Cole Fort Johnson French & Indian War Period Rum Horn

Lot 100: The James Cole Fort Johnson French & Indian War Period Rum Horn

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Description: This fabulous, professionally engraved horn is dated 1760 and measures 5 1/2" in height. The horn is engraved around the circumference of the base "JAMES COLE FORT JOHNSON". The horn has a fabulous professionally engraved coat of arms on one side and a simple unlabeled map on the other side which is presumably the engravers depiction of Fort Johnson. The condition of the horn is wonderful with no cracks and nice clear engraving. The base plug is hardwood and the top plug is of softwood. This horn is photographed in color on pages 32 & 33 of John S. duMont's American Engraved Powderhorns with the following caption "James Cole, Fort Johnson, a map and the British Arms, professionally engraved on a rum horn is the ultimate in rarity". A rare opportunity to purchase a professionally engraved and published French & Indian war rum horn. (15301-2)

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