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Auction No. 92 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

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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Sandro Lucchini Double Hammer Shotgun

Lot 151: Sandro Lucchini Double Hammer Shotgun

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Description: serial #60948, 28 ga., 28" chopper lump barrels choked modified and full with bright excellent bores. The barrels have a flat matted rib with double borders at the breech and retain 99% quality cold rust blue. The frame and locks are beautifully game scene engraved by Rizzini in the bulino style with a flying grouse on the left side, a flying woodcock on the right, a pheasant and setter on the floorplate, a flying partridge on the top lever, and a pheasant's head on the triggerguard bow. All metal is coin finished and shows only some slight tarnish under the hinge pin. The straight grip Turkish walnut stock is finely checkered and displays very nice figure and color having some light handling marks and has a gold monogram plate in the toe line. The butt is totally checkered and the stock dimensions are 14 7/8" length of pull, 1 3/8" drop at comb, 2" drop at heel, and no cast, and weighs 5 lbs. 7ozs. The splinter forearm has a push button release held with a sculpted and engraved metal tip and is finely checkered on 90% of its surface. This gun features a top tang safety, extractors, and a rolled edge triggerguard. Included is a quality leather case with maker's label and a felt barrel sleeve. What a wonderful modern rendition of a classic 19th century game gun in a great gauge. (115392-15)

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Sandro Lucchini Double Hammer Shotgun

Lot 152: Sandro Lucchini Double Hammer Shotgun

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Description: serial #60990, 20 ga., 27 3/4" chopper lump barrels choked modified and full with bright excellent bores. The barrels have a hand filed raised rib with detailed borders at the breech and retain 99% high polish blue. The frame, locks, and hammers have a coin finish highlighting vignettes of fine scroll with a woodcock on the left side, a ruffed grouse on the right side, a pheasant on the triggerguard, and a Brittany with bird on the floorplate, all beautifully detailed in bulino style engraving. The straight grip stock is fabricated from Turkish walnut and is finely checkered and exhibits lots of figure with nice color contrasts but does have some faint checking and unfilled pores. The butt is fitted with a gold monogram plate in the toe line and scalloped heel and toe plates made of horn and affixed with engraved screws with fine checkering in between. The splinter forearm has a push button release held with a detailed metal tip and is finely checkered over 90% of its surface. The stock dimensions run 14 3/8" length of pull, 1 5/16" drop at comb, 1 3/4" drop at heel, and 1/8" cast off, and weight is 6 lbs. 8 ozs. The gun features a top tang safety, extractors, and rolled edge triggerguard. Included is a quality leather case with label containing snap caps and felt gun sleeves for the stock and barrels. A lovely modern hammer gun which would be an ideal upland gun for wild or preserve birds. (115392-14)

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William Powell 2

Lot 153: William Powell 2" Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #15125, 12 ga. (2"), 26" barrels choked improved cylinder and improved modified having a bright excellent bore. The barrels retain 90% of a cold rust blue showing some fading around the forearm. In the top rib is stamped in gold "For 2" Case Only". The frame is 90% nicely scroll engraved showing traces of case color in protected areas under a pewter patina. The floorplate and triggerguard exhibit 95% blue over the same fine scroll engraving as the rest of the gun. The straight grip stock and splinter forearm rate very good to excellent showing just some minor usage marks in the refinished wood and the checkering is crisp. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, automatic safety, dropper points, gold monogram plate in the toe line, and a very nicely checkered butt. The dimensions of the stock are 13 3/4" length of pull, 1 1/2" drop at comb, 2" drop at heel, and 3/8" cast off and the gun weighs 5 lbs. 7 ozs. Included with the gun is a hard canvas covered case by Brady with maker's label, nickel oil bottle, maker's wooden snap caps, and a two piece wooden cleaning rod with accessories. These ultra light 2" guns are hard to find and they make wonderful upland bird guns. This one would be most effective as well as elegant. (115392-6){C&R}

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Simson Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot 154: Simson Boxlock Double Shotgun

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Description: serial #184512, 12 ga., 27 1/2" matted rib barrels choked modified and improved cylinder with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% original blue having some faint fading on the edges of the rib and are marked "SPECIAL-GEWEHRLAUFSTAHL" on both barrels and having the maker's name and city stamped into a panel in the middle of the rib. The scalloped frame has some simplistic scroll and some geometric patterns engraved on various areas and exhibits 98% color case-hardening with just a slight amount of fading on the bottom edges. The triggerguard and top lever and even the triggers retain about 98% blue showing little evidence of use. The pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate very good to excellent having very light handling marks and robust checkering. The forearm has a lever release and shows some light silvering of the metal and the stock has a silver grip cap set into a hard rubber frame with the words "Donated by Nan and Frank Pachmayr to Ducks Unlimited" engraved thereon. In addition, there is a right hand cheekpiece and White Line rubber recoil pad fitted providing a length of 14" and drops of 1 5/8" at the comb and 2 5/8" at the heel with 1/4" cast off. The gun features double triggers, extractors, sideclips, cocking indicators, Greener cross bolt, and an automatic safety. This is a really nice late German Simson owned by one of America's most famous gunsmiths and in great condition. (115579-18){C&R}

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German Boxlock Vierling by Burgsmuller

Lot 155: German Boxlock Vierling by Burgsmuller

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Description: serial #23378, 16ga x 16 ga x 5.6x35R Vierling (22 WCF) x 7x57mm, 24" raised matted rib Krupp barrels choked full and full in the shotgun barrels and all having bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 98% of a refreshed blue having some scattered blued over pitting and small dings in the edge of the rib. There are four machined slots in the right side of the rib which appear to be for future installation of scope mounts. The scalloped frame is heavily engraved with Red deer on the left side and Roe deer on the right surrounded by vegetation and acanthus leaf scroll over a darkened stippled background and exhibiting a soft satin pewter color. The top lever and top tang are also engraved in acanthus leaf scroll and the triggerguard is carved from horn and extends to the fluted horn grip cap. The pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate very good showing scattered minor scratches and small dings over a drying original oil finish and having very good fine checkering with a few flattened diamonds and small dents. The stock has a nice beaded cheekpiece for a right hand shooter and a horn buttplate cut with a basket-weave pattern providing a length of 14 1/4". These four barreled guns are a mechanical marvel and this one certainly exhibits the ingenuity that goes into a gun like this. The tang mounted safety is a small engraved and checkered lever which, when pushed to the right allows the firing of the shotgun barrels and when pushed to left allows the rifle barrels to be fired. The selector for which rifle barrel to fire first is a slide located on the left side of the frame, up for the 22 and down for the 7mm and, in addition, the front trigger is a set trigger activated by pushing it forward. The gun features double gold washed triggers (front set), extractor, pop-up single leaf rear sight, small blade type front sight, side clips, and sling swivels in the stock and attached to the bottom of the barrels. Included is a very nice oak and leather case containing a brass cleaning rod with jag and brush housed in a brass bottle, a separate wooden handle for the rod, and an extra painted brass bottle all set in a red felt interior. A truly unique and versatile gun of pre war quality in very practical calibers and gauge. (115529-47) {C&R} [Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

Lot 156: Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle

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Description: serial #516696, 32-40, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore. This rifle remains in extremely fine condition. The barrel and magazine retain 95% original blue finish with only loss being due to a little light thinning. The frame and collar retain 95% strong original blue finish with loss due to a little light flaking with the exposed metal bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The hammer and lever retain lots of faded original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent retaining 95% plus original finish and with just a few minor light handling marks. The crescent buttplate retains most of its original color case-hardened finish which has faded to a smokey pewter color. The rifle is sighted with standard sporting sights. All screw heads remain clean and unmaligned. A very crisp, investment quality 1894 rifle. (15444-8) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 157: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #51906, 35 WCF, 24" round barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a superb 1895 rifle. The barrel retains 98% plus strong original blue finish. The frame, lever and magazine retain 95% strong original blue finish with most loss on magazine with some light striations and just high edge wear. The hammer retains brilliant original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 90% plus original finish and with almost all of the loss being due to some thinning on belly of forend. The crescent buttplate retains a good deal of faded original color case-hardened finish and the schnabel tipped forend features its original ebony insert. The rifle is sighted with standard sporting sights. Truly an investment quality Winchester rifle manufactured in 1905. (15444-9) {C&R}

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Early First Year Production Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 158: Early First Year Production Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #50, 40-60, 28" octagon barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very early and interesting rifle as it was consigned by the family of the original purchaser and comes with its original bill of sale from Schoverling, Daly & Gales dated May 21, 1881. The condition of the rifle is wonderful with the barrel and magazine retaining 95% original blue finish blending with a smooth brown patina on the high edges. The action retains 90% original color case-hardened finish which has faded and is now a smooth mottled pewter color. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with two notable dings in the bottom of the forend which are old and not bad. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front and standard sporting rear sight. In addition to the original bill of sale, a copy of a circa 1890 photograph of the original owner Charles Kurtz shows this rifle in the background on a mantle. A really early, high condition Marlin rifle with interesting paper. The last time this rifle was sold was on May 21, 1881. (15527-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle

Lot 159: Colt Lightning Medium Frame Rifle

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Description: serial #31352, 44-40, 26" octagon barrel with full magazine and bright excellent bore. The barrel retains about 90 - 92% original blue having some scattered scratches and wear on the edges with the magazine tube drifting more to brown. The frame exhibits about 95% high luster blue with prominent Rampant Colt showing numerous small scratches and spots of surface oxidation, particularly on the top right side near the ejection port. The triggerguard and tang show some flaking and a social security number has been lightly etched into the metal just under the serial number. The plain walnut buttstock and checkered two piece forend rate very good to excellent having light scattered scratches over a strong original varnish and one chip in the left side next to the receiver. Forend checkering remains robust and the crescent buttplate is turning a brown patina. The gun is equipped with a German silver blade front sight and adjustable elevator rear sight. This is a very nice Lightning in a desirable caliber. (115553-7){ANTIQUE}

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Colt New Service double action Revolver

Lot 160: Colt New Service double action Revolver

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Description: serial #317155, 44-40, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very minty New Service revolver. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 98% plus strong original blue finish overall. The Rampant Colt on frame is very sharp and crisp and sides of hammer remain bright. The checkered hard rubber grips rate near mint and the original lanyard swivel is present in buttstrap. The revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to George Worthington Hardware in Cleveland on September 15, 1922. A very minty, investment quality New Service revolver. (15506-71) {C&R}

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U.S. Colt Model 1902 Philippine Double Action Revolver

Lot 161: U.S. Colt Model 1902 Philippine Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #47433, 45 LC, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver is in very fine condition. The revolver bears all proper markings and inspector's initials including "R.A.C." on left side of frame and triggerguard and "J.T.T.", "1902" and a large "U.S." on right side of frame. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 90% plus original blue finish overall which shows just light even thinning and has a very pleasing appearance. There is a very small amount of light surface oxidation on the cylinder. The trigger and hammer spine retain about 50% original fire blue blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina and the sides of hammer are bright. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent plus with no chips and sharp checkering. Revolver comes with factory letter showing it as part of a 200 gun shipment to Springfield Armory on November 10, 1902. This is a very fine example of these neat large frame Colt Double Action revolvers. (15506-49) {C&R}

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Colt Model 1903

Lot 162: Colt Model 1903 "U.S. Property" Marked Lend Lease Pistol

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Description: serial #563757, 32 ACP, 3 3/4" barrel with a mint bore. This pistol bears British proofs on frame and barrel and remains in superb original condition. Metal surfaces of pistol retain 98% plus original parkerized finish with just a little wear on the highest edges and some very light scuffs; all on sight side and clearly just "box wear". The checkered walnut grips rate excellent, again with a little light flattening of some points only on right side from sitting in its box. The pistol comes with its original paperboard brown box grease pencil numbered on end flap and with original instruction sheet and wax paper. Pistol comes with factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment to the U.S. Government Port Transportation Officer in Brooklyn on December 4, 1944. An extremely fine example of these desirable and scarce 1903 pistols. (15506-92) {C&R}

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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer Pistol

Lot 163: Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer Pistol

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Description: serial #44255, 38 Rimless Smokeless, 4 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This pistol is in exceptional condition retaining 98% plus strong original blue finish with just the slightest high edge wear. The hammer retains 98% vivid original color case-hardened finish. All markings including Rampant Colt are crisp. The checkered hard rubber grips rate near mint. Pistol comes with its original magazine which is also in wonderful condition. The accompanying factory letter confirms the configuration and shows it as a one gun shipment to Abercrombie & Fitch in NY on March 3, 1922. An investment grade Colt automatic. (15506-80) {C&R}

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stunning custom engraved and gold inlaid Smith & Wesson model 29-2 revolver commissioned by Elvis Presley and presented to his lifelong friend Lamar Fike

Lot 164: stunning custom engraved and gold inlaid Smith & Wesson model 29-2 revolver commissioned by Elvis Presley and presented to his lifelong friend Lamar Fike

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Description: serial #S237347, 44 mag, 4" barrel with a bright excellent, likely unfired, bore. This is a wonderful revolver that was custom engraved for Elvis Presley by Las Vegas engraver Joseph Condon, famed "engraver to the stars". The revolver retains 99% plus original blue with vibrant color case-hardening on the target hammer and target trigger, the sights are red ramp front with white outline rear. The genuine ivory grips are wonderful as well, having been relief-carved by Condon with an oak leaf and acorn pattern showing fine background stippling. The left side grip has a flared center band through-which the grip screw passes, the right grip has an inlaid S&W medallion at the center of the flare, which covers the stock screw escutcheon. The gun is engraved in overall flowing scroll with background punch-dot shading and shows profuse gold wire inlays as well as gold-relief engraving. The wire inlays accent the full-length of the barrel and top edge of frame, muzzle, barrel underlug, bottom of frame and bow of guard with dual matching inlays on the cylinder and a nice oval with a scroll flourish surrounding the serial number. Lamar Fike's initials are inlaid in gold on the left side of the frame beneath the thumb latch and there is a nice depiction of an Alaskan big horn sheep on the right side of the frame relief-engraved in gold. Additional gold appointments include the thumb latch and screw, the strain screw in the frontstrap, as well as the ejector rod. Lamar Fike and Elvis Presley were friends nearly all of their adult lives, most accounts showing the men having first met sometime in 1954, at Sun records where Fike was learning to be a disc jockey. Indeed in 1958 while filming jailhouse rock Presley was hospitalized for, of all things, swallowing a cap to his tooth. Lamar Fike flew out to California to be with him and after the movie wrapped, when Elvis returned to Graceland, Lamar Fike accompanied him, indeed he was the first of what would later be dubbed the "Memphis Mafia" to move into Graceland full-time. When the king was drafted into the Army, Fike attempted to enlist to maintain their friendship but was too large for the Army to accept him. Elvis had Fike fly to Germany with Elvis's father and grandmother, Fike becoming a member of Elvis's extended family and accompanied him often while in Germany (often times chauffeuring Priscilla to and from the residence on 14 Goethestrasse). Fike would also handle Presley's stage lighting, was a bodyguard at a point, and even after leaving Graceland in 1962 to become Brenda Lee's road manager, he still had a hand in managing Elvis's interests at "Hill and Range" who basically held control over Elvis's music in the period of the 50s-60s, when Freddy Bienstock became head of Elvis Presley Music. Fike's friendship with Presley continued into the 70s, Fike as his lighting director when Elvis once again went back touring live. There is even an amusing set of photos where Fike gave Elvis a "piggyback" right out onto the stage in Las Vegas in 1973. It is said that outside of Fred West, Lamar Fike was Elvis's oldest friend. The revolver was given to Lamar Fike as a birthday present by Elvis Presley, although which birthday is not stated. The chain of provenance is thus: Elvis Presley to engraver Joseph Condon; Joseph Condon to Elvis Pressley; Elvis Presley to Lamar Fike; Lamar Fike to Ray Judge (Judge's Gun Shop); Judge's Gun Shop to Robert Pope. There are letters included to Bob Pope from Joseph Condon himself, on "Joseph Condon Artist-Engraver" letterhead mentioning the gun by serial number, signed personally by Joe. There is a notarized letter to Mr. Pope from Lamar Fike mentioning the gun was engraved by Joe Condon and that he received it as a birthday gift from Elvis; there is a photocopy of a letter from Ray Judge confirming that he purchased the arm from Lamar Fike and a copy of his federal bound book is enclosed which shows the acquisition as "Lamar Fike" and showing disposition to Mr. Pope, to whom most of these letters are written. Joseph Condon's work is well known, far and wide by many collectors and the many celebrities for whom he has done work. He is listed in Colt Engraving by RL Wilson, the publication showing images of many of his custom-engraved guns. This example lives up to his reputation and is truly stunning . The gun appears unused, unfired since Fike received it. In addition to the enclosed paperwork mentioned, there are professional glossy photos of the gun as well. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the advanced collector of Smith & Wesson firearms or Elvis Presley memorabilia to own an absolutely unique piece of firearms, and Elvis Presley, history. (35349-1

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Custom Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle

Lot 165: Custom Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle

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Description: serial #156641, 45-90, 33" octagon barrel with an excellent bore. This rifle is fitted with a period custom barrel that is marked on top flat "JAMES BOWN & CON / PITTSBURGH PA". The barrel features Hartford rings at action and is equipped with the original sporting sights which were presumably on the original barrel. The rifle shipped to Kittredge in Cincinnati on November 29, 1876 with a .50 caliber, 30" octagon barrel. The original forend fits the new barrel perfectly and is numbered on the inside to the rifle. The condition of the rifle is nice with the barrel retaining a nice smooth brown patina with nice edges and crisp clear markings. The action and lock are similar but slightly more gray and with some traces of faded original color case-hardening evident. The factory adjustable double set triggers function properly. The plain walnut stocks rate very good with a good deal of original finish remaining with an old repaired crack through wrist which seems quite sound. The upper front edge of forend on right side is missing a 2" x 1/4" piece which is very old and worn over. The rifle is sighted with a German silver blade Rocky Mountain front and Lawrence marked ladder rear sight. The top tang is factory drilled and tapped for a tang sight with filler screws now present. This rifle has a really pleasing appearance. It looks like it spent it's fair share of time on the plains but shows no abuse and has a well-cared for bore. The rifle weighed 12 1/2 lbs. when it left Hartford, it now weighs just about 13 1/2 lbs. A handsome Sharps sporter with an unusual Pittsburgh Pennsylvania mounted, long custom barrel. (15560-5) {ANTIQUE}

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German LP.08 artillery Luger pistol by DWM

Lot 166: German LP.08 artillery Luger pistol by DWM

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Description: serial #4861f, 9 mm, 8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this nice 1917-dated pistol retain about 95-96% original blue, the chief loss being muzzle wear and high edge wear, most prominent on the sideplate. The straw parts remain strong with light fading on the right edge of the trigger and magazine release, the sear spring showing vibrant pale blue. All parts are correctly matching numbered including the firing pin. The checkered walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent with only some minor flattening of the points, they are pencil-numbered to the gun. Included is one blued-body, wood base magazine which is also appropriately numbered to the gun. Overall a very nice example of a wartime-manufactured LP.08 artillery Luger. (35525-71) {C&R}

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Luger artillery pistol holster and board stock

Lot 167: Luger artillery pistol holster and board stock

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Description: serial #9395g This walnut board stock has a brown leather holster attached marked ÒF. Fischer" and dated Ò1917". The stock itself is unmarked except for the serial number on the stock iron. Stock retains much original varnish and overall minor dings and handling marks from the years. The stock iron retains perhaps 85-90% original blue with some minor oxidation and a lightly scattered pinprick pit or two, the latch being primarily a lightly oxidized brown. The holster rates very good plus overall and is still supple and flexible with some minor crackling on the forward and rearmost portions of the flap and the body area which covers the base of the magazine. The seams are tight and the stitching remains intact. The loading/takedown tool is in place in the flap of the holster, it shows some very light oxidation. The walnut handle cleaning rod is in its place on the leading edge of the holster, also showing some very minor oxidation but otherwise rating near excellent. The flap of the cleaning rod appears to be a later, very nicely made replacement, the original end billets appear to have been re-used; the flap closure strap as well appears to have been re-stitched, the billet may be a more contemporary replacement. There is no shoulder strap present and the flexible portion of the stock iron cap shows some moderate crackling but it is still intact and flexible. Overall a very good board stock/holster with accessories for your artillery Luger. (35525-72)

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German P.08 1914 Navy model Luger pistol by DWM

Lot 168: German P.08 1914 Navy model Luger pistol by DWM

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Description: serial #2152, 9 mm, 6" barrel with a good bore which shows evident rifling but with minor pitting its full length. The metal surfaces on this 1916-dated pistol retain about 92-95% original blue, the loss due to muzzle wear, high edge and contact point wear and very light barrel freckling. The straw temper has faded from the safety switch, takedown lever and right side of the trigger. It remains fairly strong on the magazine release, ejector and left side of the trigger. The numbered parts are all matching, the firing pin is un-numbered; the left side of the frame and left side of the front sight boss are both dated 1916. The checkered walnut grips rate very good showing some minor flattening of the points along the body of the grips, they are un-numbered. Included is one of nickel body magazine with unmarked wood base. Overall a very attractive Naval-model Luger pistol. (35574-D17850) {C&R}

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red 9 pistol with matching shoulder stock and holster

Lot 169: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red 9 pistol with matching shoulder stock and holster

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Description: serial #60566, 9 mm, 5 1/2" barrel with a very good bore which shows strong rifling but with minor frosting its full length. Metal surfaces retain about 80-85% original blue, the loss due to overall even light fading, with some areas toning to a pleasing light brown and high edges worn to a smooth tarnished pewter. The lock frame and hammer are a deep pewter gray and the safety, extractor and rear sight slide all show nice slightly flaking pale fire temper blue; the bolt stop has toned with only traces remaining. The grooved red 9 walnut grips rate about excellent with only minor handling marks and all their original enamel, the paint being somewhat dirty from the years of handling; they are stamped-numbered to the gun. The original lanyard loop is intact and all the pistol's numbers are matching. The walnut shoulder stock rates about excellent as lightly refinished many years ago, still retaining the minor dings and light handling marks one would expect, also showing very nice grain figure. The iron is numbered "566" and is primarily a pewter patina as is the flat metal hinge. The leather holster harness is maker marked "C.Muller/1918/Goppingen" and rates about excellent with tight stitching and seams, all the flex points being supple overall with only some very light crackling and a few small flaked areas. An original cleaning rod is included in the holster and there is a spare magazine spring in the front pouch pocket, the spring shows some minor oxidation. The rear of the holster is also neatly stamped "BA XIV" with a partial stamping which is likely a retailers marking in Stuttgart. Overall this is a very nice matching gun-holster-stock rig which is very complete and should complement any military collection. (35575-4) {C&R}

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Browning Superposed Lightning Skeet Over Under Shotgun

Lot 170: Browning Superposed Lightning Skeet Over Under Shotgun

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Description: serial #94317, 12 ga., 26 1/2" ventilated rib barrel choked skeet and skeet with bright excellent bores. The barrels and frame retain 98% original high luster blue with only some slight rub wear where the forearm slides forward to release the barrels. The frame is engraved with the standard panels of simple foliate engraving with the bottom plate stamped with the model and maker's name, all exhibiting 98% blue. The long tang triggerguard exhibits 98% blue showing some very light tarnish on the tang itself. The round knob pistolgrip stock and round forearm rate excellent with only light handling marks and faint scratches and having crisp checkering. The original buttplate is present providing a length of 14 1/4". The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors, and a non automatic safety. This is a very nice 60's Superposed in excellent condition. (115499-5){C&R}

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W. & C. Scott

Lot 171: W. & C. Scott "The Premier" Sidelock Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #54452, 12 ga.(2 1/2"), 30" matted rib barrels choked improved cylinder and full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 98-99% top-quality (likely PurdeyÕs) re-blacking with remnants of the nice Damascus pattern beneath. The barrels are nitro-proved for 1 1/8 oz loads and show a handful of very tiny dings in two spots on the left tube, 6" from the breech (they are unobtrusive and missed at first glance). The barrels are really lovely and at the purchaserÕs discretion they could always have the Damacus re-struck, but to this writer, they are perfect as-is.. The matted rib has an oval stamped "Scott's Improved Bolt" surrounded by scroll and the barrels are engraved with the maker's name, model, and the London address that Scott retailed from. The frame and locks are profusely engraved with two pheasants and partridge on the left lock, two snipe and a woodcock on the right and three flying ducks on the bottom of the frame all surrounded by lovely fine shaded scroll and detailed borders. The frame and locks exhibit 80 to 90% softening case color with more pronounced fading on the front bottom of the frame. The triggerguard is totally engraved and retains 98% blue with only light fading on the edges. The beautifully figured French walnut round knob pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate very good and would be excellent except that the finish is drying and showing some checking although the fine checkering remains crisp. The stock has nicely carved dropper points and a thin grooved horn buttplate providing a length of 14 1/4" and dimensions of 1 5/8" drop at comb, 2 7/8" drop at heel, and 1/8" cast off and has a gold raised monogram shield mounted in the top of the grip with initials lightly engraved thereon. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, and automatic safety. Included with the gun is an old period leather case with shipping labels and containing two pattern targets from Scott and a 1953 letter from Purdeys when we assume the gun was reblacked and reproofed for nitro powder. This was the highest quality Scott made at the time (circa 1895) and actually cost more than a Purdey. This gun definitely qualifies as a best gun and remains in very nice condition. (115507-3){ANTIQUE}

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Browning Superposed Lightning Over Under Shotgun

Lot 172: Browning Superposed Lightning Over Under Shotgun

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Description: serial #1783V72, 20 ga. (3"), 28" ventilated rib barrel choked skeet and improved cylinder with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 97% original blue having some light spotting on the left side above the forearm, some light oxidation on the rib just ahead of the forearm, and some silvering at the muzzle. The frame is engraved with panels of the standard Browning foliate scroll and the bottom plate is stamped with the maker's name and model and exhibits 90% blue with fading around the hinge pin and all of the edges. The long tang triggerguard and top lever also show blue wear on the sharp edges and along the tangs. The flat knob pistolgrip stock and round forearm rate very good overall showing scattered light scratches with a very tiny hairline crack behind the top tang, and having crisp checkering. The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors, a non automatic safety, and retains the original buttplate providing a length of 14 1/4". These small bore Brownings make terrific field guns because they are well made and most reliable, and this one has many more years left. (115505-34)

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Austrian SidePlated Boxlock Drilling by Johann Sigott

Lot 173: Austrian SidePlated Boxlock Drilling by Johann Sigott

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Description: 20ga.x20ga.x7.65R, 25 1/2" raised matted rib barrels choked full and full with bright very good bores. The barrels retain 80% of an old reblue with areas of fading around the muzzle and back about a quarter of the barrel length. The matted rib has the makers name and country engraved in between the claw mounts in gold and "Bohler Antinet Rostsicher" stamped on both barrels. The frame is enhanced by beautifully carved scalloped triangular shaped sideplates which carry over the game scene engraving pattern of the main body. The left side has bears, the right side has boars, and the bottom plate has red stag all done in appropriate habitat surrounded by oak leaves in a darkened background. The triggerguard is made of nicely shaped horn and the fluted grip cap and checkered buttplate are also horn providing a length of 13 1/2". The nicely figured pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate very good showing scattered small scratches and dings and very good fine checkering. The forearm has some added finish but is almost totally checkered while the buttstock exhibits a drying more dull original finish. The gun features double set triggers, extractor, pop-up rear leaf sight, blade front sight, side clips, side safety, top tang mounted barrel selector, bushed firing pins, cocking indicators, sling swivels in the toeline of the butt and on the lower barrel, and a nicely shaped beaded right hand cheekpiece. Included is a excellent Nickel 1 1/2 x 6 power scope with fine crosshair reticle mounted in claw mounts. This is a beautiful example of the creativity of some of the Austrian gunsmiths and certainly would be a very unique addition to a fine gun collection. (115529-42)[Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Krieghoff Over Under Scalloped Boxlock Shotgun

Lot 174: Krieghoff Over Under Scalloped Boxlock Shotgun

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Description: serial #37344, 12 ga., 28" ventilated rib barrels choked light modified and extra full having bright excellent bores. The barrels retain about 90% of a Simmons Gun Specialtiesreblue showing some thinning towards the muzzles and rub wear at the end of the forearm. The barrels are equipped with an aftermarket Simmons rib and the top barrel is stamped with a line indicating that Krieghoff had made this gun exclusively for an individual in Miami, Fla. The frame is engraved in deep relief with a fox and birds on the left side, and a pointing dog and birds on the right with intricate flowers and vegetation and the remainder being embellished with shaded scroll all on a satin silver finish. The triggerguard retains about 20% blue and the top lever has about 90% remaining. The pistolgrip stock and fluted forearm have been nicely refinished in a satin oil and rate very good to excellent with good fine checkering. The forearm has a lever release and the buttstock has a hard rubber gripcap and a Morgan trap style pad installed for a length of 14 1/2" and drops of 1 1/2" at the comb, 1 7/8" at the heel with 1/4" cast off. The gun features a Miller single selective trigger, ejectors, and a top tang safety that has been locked off. This gun is similar to the Merkel over under guns of the same era (1953) and was obviously made with the same quality. Although the trigger was modified, it is generally recognized that Miller triggers have proven themselves to be durable so this shotgun should make a good and attractive field gun and double as a trap gun. The original single selective trigger parts are included in Abercrombie &?Fitch parts envelopes inside a small A&F box, doubtless they did the conversion. (115529-54)[Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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Winchester Model 1876 Second Model Carbine with Northwest Mounted Police and Alberta Provincial Police Markings

Lot 175: Winchester Model 1876 Second Model Carbine with Northwest Mounted Police and Alberta Provincial Police Markings

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Description: serial #23933, 45-75, 22" barrel with a fine, bright bore that has a few minor dark spots of freckling along its length. The barrel retains about 40-50% of the original blue turning dark plum-brown and has a single small area of spotty pinprick pitting on the top radius between the barrel band and the front sight that was lightly cleaned a long time ago. The frame has a dark, mottled gray patina with specks of pinprick pitting just visible throughout and a few small peen marks on the top ahead of the ejecton port as well as some larger marks around the edges of the hammer, striker, and cartridge lifter. The sliding dust cover is slightly loose but the action is still tight and functions flawlessly. The full-length walnut forend has numerous small handling marks under an added varnish with a few minor bruises along the edges behind the barrel band. The buttstock has a few scattered minor handling marks, the most noticeable being a single small bruise near the front of the comb. The right side of the stock has a still clear "N.W.M.P." Mounted Police cartouche while the underside of the wrist is stamped "APP 73" (Alberta Provincial Police). According to Arms & Accoutrements of the Mounted Police 1873-1973 by Phillips and Klancher (1982), in 1919 the Alberta Provincial Police negotiated the purchase of a group of 710 carbines on loan by the R.N.W.M.P. to the Edmonton Reserve Militia and the "APP 73" stamp would've been added at that time. This carbine is further listed by serial number in the comprehensive table of R.C.M.P. firearms published as Appendix 1 in the same book (a copy of the book is included with the gun). This is a fine example of a desirable 1876 "Mountie"-used carbine which also has ties to at least two other Canadian military and police organizations and would make a fantastic addition to any collection. (74592-2) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 176: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #398296, 44 WCF, 24" round barrel with full magazine and a very good bore that shows even light oxidation but still has nice rifling. This is a very nice Õ73. The barrel and magazine retain about 70% original blue finish which is thinning evenly and blending with a pleasing brown patina. The action retains 90 Ð 95% original blue finish with loss due to even light thinning and high edge wear. The color case-hardening on the hammer and lever remains strong, particularly on the hammer. The brass cartridge lifter is marked Ò44 CAL" and bears a pleasing mustard colored patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 90% original finish remaining with some figure and a rich dark color. The trapdoor buttplate bears a medium gray patina with traces of original color case-hardened finish. The rifle is sighted with standard sporting sights. Overall a very fine 1873 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1891. (15444-10) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 177: Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #561671, 44 WCF, 24" round barrel with full magazine and a bright minty bore. This is a lovely high condition 1892 rifle. The barrel and magazine retain 98% plus strong original blue finish. The action retains about 93% bright original blue finish with loss being due to some small patches of flaking where metal has turned to a pleasing smooth brown patina. The lever, hammer and buttplate all retain lots of original color case-hardened finish. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 97% original finish remaining and just a few very light handling marks. Rifle is sighted with standard sporting sights. A very crisp 1892 rifle. (15444-19) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Rifle

Lot 178: Winchester Model 71 Deluxe Rifle

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Description: serial #15733, 348 WCF, 24" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This early pre-war, long tang rifle features the desirable bolt peep sight. Metal surfaces of rifle retain about 95 Ð 97% original blue finish with loss due to a little light flaking on the lever, loading gate base and forend cap. There is very slight slot damage on the loading gate screw. The checkered pistolgrip walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% original finish remaining and with nice strong checkering. The rifle comes with a nice period leather sling attached with original Òsuper grade" sling swivels. The front sight and hood are both present and the rear slot is filled with a blank. A very nice deluxe 71. (15444-17) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 64 Deluxe Carbine

Lot 179: Winchester Model 64 Deluxe Carbine

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Description: serial #1888013,?30 WCF, 20" round barrel with 3/4 magazine and a bright excellent bore. This desirable model 64 remains in excellent original condition. The barrel and magazine retain 98% plus strong original blue finish. The action retains 98% strong original blue with the loss being just on the high edges and with one scratch on the right side that is barely through the finish. The checkered walnut pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with 98% original finish remaining and with strong, sharp checkering. Carbine is sighted with a hooded ramp front, blank in rear slot and a Lyman 66A receiver sight mounted in factory holes. A very fine and desirable, investment quality Winchester rifle. (15444-26) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 180: Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #291396, 38 WCF, 4 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver remains in very nice original condition. Each side of the rear triggerguard is stamped in very small letters "J.P. LOWER / SONS / DENVER COLO". The barrel, ejector rod housing, cylinder and grip frame all retain about 90 - 95% bright original blue finish with most loss coming on outer edge of ejector rod housing and on buttstrap. The frame and hammer retain about 95% original color case-hardened finish which has softened over time but still shows good contrast. The revolver is fitted with a pair of later two piece ivory grips which rate excellent and fit pretty well. Revolver comes with factory letter confirming the configuration including that this revolver originally shipped with ivory grips as a one gun shipment to John P. Lower in Denver on April 2, 1907. A very handsome and interesting single action. (15506-15) {C&R}

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Cased Charles Lancaster Sidelock Double Ejector Rifle

Lot 181: Cased Charles Lancaster Sidelock Double Ejector Rifle

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Description: serial #13975, 400-350 Rigby, 26" chopper lump barrels having bright very good bores showing some very light frosting. The barrels retain 95% original blue with some fading on the edges of the quarter rib and at the muzzle and one faint rub spot on the right barrel near the forearm. The quarter rib is fitted with one fixed and two folding leaf sights and a ramp mounted blade front sight with a folding ivory night sight. The locks and frame are scroll engraved showing about 80% coverage over a soft pewter patina with traces of case color in protected areas. The lock screws, triggerguard, and top lever exhibit 90 to 95% refreshed blue with just slight fading on the high edges and on the front of the triggerguard bow. The nicely figured round knob pistolgrip stock is a superb replacement and rates very good having some scattered scratches and dings over a strong finish with good lightly soiled checkering and crisp dropper points. There is a nicely carved beaded cheekpiece for a right hand shooter, a gold monogram oval inlayed into the toeline, and a Silvers rubber recoil pad providing a length of 14 5/8". The splinter forearm has a lever release and is extensively covered with well executed checkering having a few small dings in some of the diamonds and rating very good overall. The gun features double triggers, ejectors, a lockable non automatic safety, sideclips, and sling swivels installed in the toeline and on the barrel. Included is the original red baize lined oak and leather case containing silver oil bottle, nickel plated case puller, two ebony handled turn screws, two piece steel cleaning rod with ebony handle, and two nickel plated snap caps all French fitted. Also included are a box of 17 loaded cartridges, 38 unprimed brass cases, one box of Woodleigh bullets, and a set of dies. This is a wonderful pre WWI classic double rifle in a great old Rigby caliber that will do most everything needed for the African hunter. (115526-1){C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 182: Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #145381, 41 Colt, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver remains in very nice all original condition. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain about 90% original finish with most loss near muzzle and due to some thinning on ejector road housing. The cylinder retains about 65% original blue with the balance bearing a pleasing gray patina. The grip frame retains about 70% evenly thinning original blue which is blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The frame and hammer retain 90 - 95% original color case-hardened finish which has softened over time but still shows nice contrast. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent with no chips. This revolver comes with a factory letter confirming the configuration and showing shipment with two other guns to Montgomery Ward in Chicago on April 27, 1892. This is a fine blackpowder frame antique Single Action Army. (15506-8) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model Revolver

Lot 183: Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model Revolver

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Description: serial #317382, 38 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a rare Bisley revolver made right near the end of the Bisley production and is only one of 412 Bisley's ever produced in the caliber. The revolver has condition to boot. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain 95% strong original blue finish. The cylinder retains 90% original blue showing just very light wear along the periphery and bearing a smooth brown patina in those areas. The grip frame retains 90% evenly thinning original blue finish. The frame and hammer retain 93 - 95% original color case-hardened finish with only real loss being in one area on the left recoil shield which is now a smooth even gray, the balance still very vivid. All screws remain clean and crisp and retain virtually all of their original blue finish. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent plus. A very crisp and rare, investment quality Bisley. (15506-43) {C&R}

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 184: Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #340607, 45 LC, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a nice honest and very clean Single Action Army. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain about 90% bright original blue finish with most loss on the outer edge of ejector rod housing. The cylinder retains about 80% original blue finish with loss due to light abrasions around the periphery of the cylinder. The grip straps retain about 75% original blue finish with almost all loss on the backstrap. The frame retains 85% original color case-hardened finish which has faded to a smoky pewter gray color with brilliant colors in protected areas. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent. The revolver comes with a factory letter which confirms its configuration and shows it as part of a two gun shipment to Momsen, Dunnegan, Ryan Co., in El Paso on May 16, 1921. Overall a very fine West Texas shipped single action Colt. (15506-20) {C&R}

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Bergmann Bayard model 1910 commercial semi-auto pistol

Lot 185: Bergmann Bayard model 1910 commercial semi-auto pistol

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Description: serial #7750, 9 mm Bergmann Bayard, 4" barrel with an otherwise bright excellent bore which shows one spot of very light pitting midway down its length. The metal surfaces retain about 85% original blue, the loss due primarily to light fading overall and high edge wear. The hammer, trigger and magazine release are still mostly bright with some very light oxidation staining on their contact points, the extractor showing fading purple temper. The checkered walnut grips rate about very good with some minor handling marks and lightly filled checkering from the years of handling and oil. The right side of the frame is dated "1934" ahead of the charging knob and the included magazine is numbered "6288". Overall a very fine example of these Pieper-manufactured semi auto pistols. (35575-6) {C&R}

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Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Rifle

Lot 186: Winchester Model 1873 Deluxe Rifle

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Description: serial #424899, 38-40, 26" part round part octagon barrel with button magazine and a bright excellent bore. Special order features on this rifle include a longer than standard barrel length, fancy checkered pistolgrip walnut stocks, shotgun buttplate, part octagon barrel and shorter than standard magazine. This rifle is in a particularly handsome configuration and remains in very nice original condition. The barrel retains about 70% original blue blending with a smooth even brown patina. The action retains about 75% original color case-hardened finish which has faded to a silvery color but still showing generous areas of vividness in more protected areas. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend are of highly figured walnut and rate excellent with about 90% plus original extra finish. The pistolgrip is the fancy early style with rounded bottom and ebony inlay. The checkering remains quite strong showing just very light even wear. The left side of tang is marked Ò811 XXX S" with the top tang inlet of stock bearing the same Ò811". The smooth steel shotgun buttplate bears a pleasing smooth brown patina. The toeline of the stock shows a rectangular silver escutcheon with faceted corners (octagon) which is engraved with two initials and a last name which appears to be ÒYoung" although it is light and difficult to decipher. The rifle is sighted with King beaded blade front sight and standard sporting rear. Factory records confirm the configuration of the rifle and show receipt and shipment on May 6, 1892. A very handsome and very honest deluxe antique Winchester rifle. (15444-4) {ANTIQUE}

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Bergmann Bayard model 1910 commercial semi-auto pistol with Imperial German marking

Lot 187: Bergmann Bayard model 1910 commercial semi-auto pistol with Imperial German marking

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Description: serial #13150, 9 mm Bergmann Bayard, 4" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 85% original blue with some very sparsely scattered very light oxidation freckling, confined chiefly to the magazine housing area with the barrel and it's rib showing some minor speckling and the raised ribs of the frame showing some very light pinprick pitting. The bright-polished hammer, trigger and magazine release show some light oxidation staining on their sides. The extractor shows brilliant pale purple and blue fire temper. The checkered walnut grips rate very good with much original varnish, minor dings and handling marks and lightly filled checkering from the years of oil and handling. The magazine is un-numbered and the frontstrap shows an Imperial German unit marking ".LS.K.16.44." (Landwehr Sanitats Kompagnie Nr 16. waffen nr 44 or roughly translated Reserve Medical Company 16, weapon number 44). Included with the gun is a brown leather flap holster which features an internal pocket for a spare magazine and is marked "Julius Jansen/Strassburg/1914". The holster rates very good overall with mostly smooth supple leather and intact stitching and seams, showing only very light scuffing from use, both the inside and outside of the flap are marked "Albien"; the rear hanger billets show a period re-stitching. There is a spare magazine included in the pouch, it shows some light oxidation staining but rates very good overall, it is un-numbered. Really a very fine example of these Pieper-manufactured semi auto pistols with an interesting unit marking. (35575-7) {C&R}

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle wartime commercial production pistol with matching shoulder stock and holster

Lot 188: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle wartime commercial production pistol with matching shoulder stock and holster

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Description: --IMPORTANT NOTATION: The top strap of holster is torn apart -- serial #331919, 7.63 Mauser, 5 1/2" barrel with a near very good bore which shows strong evident rifling with pitting in the grooves its full-length. The metal surfaces retain about 85-90% original blue, the loss is due primarily to overall fading, high edge wear and bottom of barrel rub (there is a tiny spot of old oxidation which has left a pinprick pit just ahead of the bolt stop). The safety, extractor, trigger and sight slide all retain nice pale fire temper blue while the bolt stop has toned to pewter. The grooved walnut grips rate very good plus with light wear and handling marks, they are stamp-numbered to the gun. All the numbers appear matching and the lanyard ring is intact; the trigger spring appears to be broken or not present however the trigger resets and the gun operates properly. The shoulder stock rates very good plus with nearly all its original varnish and overall minor dings and handling marks from the years, also showing a small crack from the pushbutton release to the spring retaining screw and another small crack at the milled relief for the pistolgrip, it shows an effective, old repair. The iron is numbered "919" and is primarily a pewter-gray patina. The hinged butt of the stock is likely a replacement from a different buttstock as its fit is less than perfect, it likely could be remedied with a bit of attention. The leather holster harness rates very good plus with some minor crackling and light drying, especially on the flex points, but it is otherwise overall supple and flexible. The holster is marked only "Germany" on the topstrap and an original cleaning rod is included, its tip has worn through the end of its recess on the holster body. The nose of the firing pin appears to be broken off. A very nice, likely very shootable example overall once some slight mechanical attention is given, which should perform well as investment as well as at the range. (35528-79) {C&R}

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German P. 35 (p.) Radom semi-auto pistol

Lot 189: German P. 35 (p.) Radom semi-auto pistol

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Description: serial #K8314, 9 mm, 4 5/8" barrel with a very good plus bore which is mostly bright with strong rifling but also with some scattered very light pitting. The metal surfaces retain out 85% gray-green phosphate finish with toning to brown on the straps and fading to pewter on the high edges and contact points. The grooved European walnut grips rate very good plus to excellent with a couple very minor dings. The frame, slide and barrel are all numbered alike. This is a late-war two-lever example which is not cut for the shoulder stock slot. A single Waffenamt-stamped magazine is included. A very nice example of a late-war produced Radom . (35575-22) {C&R}

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Hopkins & Allen XL No. 8 Army Revolver

Lot 190: Hopkins & Allen XL No. 8 Army Revolver

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Description: serial #177, 44-40 caliber, 7" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a spectacular example of these scarce antique American revolvers. The topstrap bears proper maker address and patent dates and is caliber marked "CAL. WINCHESTER 1873". Metal surfaces of revolver retain 98% bright original nickel plated finish with loss being just a couple small patches of peeling on right side of barrel at muzzle where metal shows light oxidation. The hammer, trigger and triggerguard all show lots of faded original color case-hardened finish. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent plus to near mint. The revolver features a vertically sliding loading gate reminiscent of Merwin Hulbert revolvers and a lanyard swivel in buttstrap. Of the few hundred of these revolvers Hopkins & Allen made, this one has to be one of the absolute finest remaining examples. Investment quality. (15592-7) {ANTIQUE}

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 191: Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #497, 44 cf, 7 1/2" round barrel with a bright very good plus bore. This is a particularly handsome Remington revolver being in original nickel and wearing period ivory grips. The condition of the revolver is excellent. The frame retains 97% original nickel plated finish. The ejector rod housing retains about 95% original nickel and the cylinder is at about 80%. The barrel must have peeled as it retains no nickel plated finish but its patina is very close in color to the nickel so it doesn't immediately appear to not have any finish. The front sight has been regulated during the period of use. The revolver wears a pair of wonderful period ivory grips which have great warm color and show age cracks. The grips rate excellent. This is a handsome Remington revolver with lots of nickel remaining. (15592-14) {ANTIQUE}

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very fine Smith & Wesson number 3 second model American revolver

Lot 192: very fine Smith & Wesson number 3 second model American revolver

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Description: serial #29720, 44 S&W American, 8" ribbed round barrel with a very good bore which shows strong rifling but also with scattered light pitting. This American is really in a lovely state of preservation. The metal surfaces retain about 97 to 98% original nickel finish, the only loss being some light muzzle wear and leading edge of cylinder wear, the hinge point of the knuckle showing some very light edge wear. There are very sparsely scattered very light brown oxidation spots here and there, otherwise this revolver is really excellent plus overall. The triggerguard has toned to a brown and pewter case-hardened patina while the trigger shows some generous traces of original pale blue; the hammer is also a mottled case-hardened gray and brown. The smooth walnut grips rate about excellent showing much original varnish and some minor dings and handling marks, they are stamped-number to the gun. The butt shows a factory hole for a lanyard loop which is factory-plugged with a nickelled plug screw. The gun times well and locks up tight and the barrel-to-frame fit is still very snug. A super second model American overall. (35592-18) {ANTIQUE}

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rare Remington rolling block pistol in nickel and ivory

Lot 193: rare Remington rolling block pistol in nickel and ivory

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Description: serial #137, .50 CF, 8" round barrel with a bright very good plus to near excellent bore which shows only some sparse oxidation staining. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original nickel finish, the balance toning to a bright gun metal gray with a speckling of light oxidation staining; the faded areas are bright and it is difficult to tell where original nickel leaves off and underlining gunmetal picks up. The trigger shows remnants of pale fire temper blue at its root and both the breech block and hammer are factory nickel plated. The ivory stocks rate excellent for their age showing a nice mellowing to a cream patina with some very minor drying cracks at the butt of the pistolgrip and along the bottom of the forend. The fit of the grip is rather good showing a few areas where the metal is proud of the ivory but it is highly likely this is due only to shrinkage; the fit of the forend is mostly proud. The mechanism is crisp and seems to function very well. Overall a very nice Remington Rolling Block which appears in every respect to be in factory nickel and ivory with crisp makers markings on the left side of the frame. (35592-13) {ANTIQUE}

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Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Company Hammond bulldog single shot pistol

Lot 194: Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Company Hammond bulldog single shot pistol

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Description: serial #5846, .44 RF, 4" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a lovely example of these single shot pistols. The barrel retains about 92% original bright blue with only light minor flaking and one small spot of light pinprick pitting on the right diagonal flat continuing onto the right side flat. The frame retains a similar amount, perhaps 95% vivid original color case-hardening with muting in the area of the straps. The trigger is primarily gray while the hammer shows excellent case colors as well; most of the screws show very nice fire temper blue one with some minor slot damage. The checkered gutta-percha grips rate excellent, the lockup is tight and the mechanism crisp. An excellent example which very likely could pass as un-fired. (35592-6) {ANTIQUE}

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ornate European flintlock pistol

Lot 195: ornate European flintlock pistol

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Description: About 65 cal. flint, 15" barrel. The barrel is primarily a pleasing light brown patina with pewter undertones and features a rib running nearly its full-length with chiseled floral and foliate engraving halfway down its length. The banana shaped lock features a bridled frizzen and lightly chiseled frizzen spring tail with the lockplate and hammer showing some light, tasteful engraving which has faded somewhat from the years. The iron hardware consists of a ribbed ramrod thimble and lightly engraved tailpipe while the triggerguard shows a lightly chiseled front extension and ribbed bow. There is a widely flaring dual-strapped buttcap which also shows some light flourishes with geometric engraving. The lightly engraved and pierced sideplate is somewhat rudimentary and there was a pierced and engraved wrist plate, now missing a sliver along its left edge. The European walnut stock rates about very good and shows some very good quality foliate and scroll carving; the carving is much better quality than the ironwork; it appears as though there was likely a nosecap which is no longer present. The lock seems to function mechanically however the hammer spring is very weak. A nice long flintlock overall which was very ornate in its day and appears to have been an actual "user" rather than made for the tourist trade. (35154-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 21 Two Barrel Set Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

Lot 196: Winchester Model 21 Two Barrel Set Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

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Description: serial #21008, 12 ga., 26" matted rib barrels choked skeet 1 and 2 having a bright excellent bores, and 28" matted rib barrels choked improved cylinder and full also having bright excellent bores The 26" barrels retain 95% original blue having some silvering at the muzzles and scattered scratches with some light pinprick pitting around the breech and are marked WS-1 and WS-2 and are serial numbered to the gun. The 28" barrels retain 95% original blue showing scattered scratches and light pinprick pitting around the breech with silvering at the muzzles and being marked full and modified and serial numbered to the gun. The plain frame exhibits 95% blue with scattered light scratches and silvering of the high edges, and the bottom plate and triggerguard show light flaking blue with edge wear on the bow. The gun has been restocked with a pistolgrip in a nicely figured piece of Claro and rates very good to excellent having some minor scuffs and handling marks in the high polish finish. The splinter forearm matches the stock and also rates very good to excellent with some light scratches and both it and the stock have crisp checkering. The stock is fitted with a Winchester grip cap and a Pachmayr recoil pad providing a length of 14 1/2" and drops of 1 5/16" at the comb, 2" at the heel, and 1/4" cast off. The gun features a single selective trigger, ejectors, and a non automatic safety. Included is an excellent Parker Reproduction leather case with canvas cover containing nickel plated snap caps and oil bottle. According to the Cody Museum this gun was built in 1948 as a two barrel set. A very nice and versatile 21 with shootable modern dimensions. (115499-13) {C&R}

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lovely ornate Mediterranean Mahgribi Miquelet lock pistol

Lot 197: lovely ornate Mediterranean Mahgribi Miquelet lock pistol

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Description: About .50 cal. flint, 12" round barrel with a very good bore. This is a really lovely, very ornate Mediterranean, likely North African, miguelet whose lock has both catalan and mahgribi characteristics. The barrel is primarily a pewter and a light brown patina with a light rib running three-quarter of its length with the wider section near the breech showing chiseled-in-relief loose foliate scroll. The barrel itself shows remnants of its original damascus pattern and has wonderful gold inlay with scroll at the muzzle, three gold stars on top of the rib, and flowing gold foliate inlay surrounding the rear-half chiseling; additionally there is a sunken touch mark atop the barrel ahead of the breech although it is not readily discernible. The barrel is retained by three fine hammered silver capucines which are profusely engraved-in-relief; they show lovely silver and contrasting niello floral accents with gold Damascening accenting the bands front and rear. The lock itself is near overall covered with gold Damascening which shows nice foliate and geometric scroll, some of the exposed iron portions are deep brown patina, the lock seems to function very well with an extremely robust spring. The arm is guardless and features a faceted ball trigger also with the wonderful gold Damascening embellishment seen on the lock. The stock is overall covered with hammered, beaded and engraved silver with an engraved hammered gold triggerplate along the belly and front of grip. The silver is profusely engraved-in-relief with niello accents detailing the petals in the flowers and the foliate leaves, showing a beautiful deep blue and silver contrast. Dual beaded ribs run along the backstrap of the pistol and encircle the wrist and bulbous buttcap. Even the lanyard ring stud is faceted and features gold Damascening. Overall this is an absolutely lovely and extremely ornate Mediterranean pistol exhibiting the finest quality of materials and workmanship. (35507-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Fine Highly Embellished Caucasian Flintlock Pistol

Lot 198: Fine Highly Embellished Caucasian Flintlock Pistol

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Description: .68 caliber, 14 1/2" barrel. This is a very handsome pistol, which exhibits very nice quality as well as condition. The lock is banana shaped and has a pronounced teat at rear with a gooseneck cock and bridled frizzen. The lock shows relief chiseled decorations including a mask at rear, with dragon like creatures on the cock and forward section of lockplate. The forward section of the bridle along with the tail of the frizzen show opposing serpents and the front surface of the frizzen shows nice relief chiseled decoration. The barrel shows some light engraving but some of it has been lost due to an old cleaning. The stock is completely covered in beautifully hammered and engraved sheet silver. The wrist is wrapped in a silver wire and the pistol has a faux ramrod affixed beneath the six inch long forward capucine. The quality of the silver work is very fine and all silver remains in excellent condition showing a nice tarnish in protected areas contrasting with the high surfaces which are brighter. The barrel is a silver gray color showing remnants of old light pitting. The lock is a pleasing gray patina and remains quite smooth. A fine, investment quality Caucasian flintlock pistol. (14545-1) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. FP-45

Lot 199: U.S. FP-45 "Liberator" Single Shot Pistol by G.M. Guide Lamp

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Description: 45 ACP, 4" barrel with a good bore having even light oxidation. The metal has a dull brown patina with a few specks of gray paint on the left side of the barrel and frame and some faint pitting on the cocking piece. The mechanism is still tight and fully functional and the original sliding compartment lid is still present on the butt. The "Flare Projector"-45 was designed to be used by resistance fighters in occupied countries as a means to capture better weapons from enemy personnel that had been dispatched by the "Liberator". Its simple design, robust construction, and wordless instruction sheet ensured it could be used by people of almost any education level. Despite the production of over 1,000,000 units, they are seldom encountered today. A good overall liberator pistol that would make a welcome addition to any military collection. (55582-1) {C&R}

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ornate Mediterranean flintlock pistol

Lot 200: ornate Mediterranean flintlock pistol

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Description: About .65 cal. flint, 16 1/2" round barrel with a faceted rib running half its length. The Belgian proved barrel is primarily a warm brown and pewter patina with scattered oxidation staining from the years, it shows some very light foliate engraving at the breech with a bit more engraving at the dovetailed tang, the top barrel flat is engraved "canon tordu" (twist steel). The lockplate and its attendant parts are in a similar state of condition with the hammer showing some light engraving; the lock is roller frizzen equipped and the lockplate shows some light engraving which is likely the makers name, it cannot be discerned. The barrel is retained with a 4 1/2" silver capucine with a nice hammered-in-relief foliate design along its top edge. There is a nice turned ribbed silver ramrod thimble and a ribbed and chiseled tailpipe. The silver triggerguard shows a chiseled front extension and lightly ribbed bow while the dual-strapped buttcap shows rather ornate geometric engraving with some light flourishes of scroll. There is a very ornate cast-in-relief silver sideplate and a floral-engraved silver wrist plate. The stock rates about very good and is a dark European walnut showing scallop-carved borders, nice-quality floral and foliate carving surrounding each of the faceted embellishments on the gun and the lock flat had a number of very small scallop-shell silver inlays, only about half of which remain. The stock shows an antique repair to a break through the wrist which also encompassed the long tang of the triggerguard, it too showing an effective repair. The ramrod is not present but the lock is crisp and mechanically functional. A very nice example of what was a very ornate Mediterranean flintlock in its day and is still a very attractive arm. (35179-9) {ANTIQUE}

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