Morphy Auctions

Spring 2018 Extraordinary Firearms Auction

Auction: March 21, 22, 23, 2018: 10am

Preview: March 19 & 20, 2018: 9am-5pm and March 21, 22, 23, 2018: 8am-10am

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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1000
$34,500.00

**EXTREMELY SCARCE AND HIGHLY SOUGHT GUIDE LAMP M3 A1 GREASE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 638777. Cal. 45 ACP. 8-1/8″ bbl. Very attractive and well made M3A1 grease gun by Guide Lamp complete with US ordnance markings on left side of magazine well. Mag well SN is the only visible SN. Includes one 30 round magazine. This model cocks by opening the ejection port housing cover and pulling back the bolt using a recessed area on the bolt itself. Telescoping wire shoulder stock, fixed peep sights, and all steel construction made this the must less costly successor to the Thompson and rising sub-machine guns of WWII. It has an interesting safety mechanism that when the bolt is back and the ejector port cover is closed, a tab on the cover holds the bolt in the rear position, even when the trigger is actuated. One must open the ejector port cover in order for the bolt to move forward and fire. Although produced in great numbers and widely used, relatively few specimens made it into the National Firearms Act registry as curio and relic eligible fully transferable to individuals. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Very fine with a smooth dull gray green re-finish with a soft, felt like material inside the ejector port cover. Some brassing and thinning to the finish particularly at the high points with the occasional scratch and pin prick pitting visible under the finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is fine to very fine. While the Thompsons are exceedingly popular collectors items, the US military grease gun is actually just as if not more comfortable to shoot and has been increasingly sought after as a item of collector’s interest, especially after the premiere of such films as “The Dirty Dozen”. 53165-7 JWK (18,000-28,000) C&R – Lot 1000

1001
$17,250.00

**CLASSIC MG34 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 5017B. Cal. 8mm. 24″ bbl. Typical specimen of the MG34 machine gun. Visible numbers non matching as is often found in the years after WWII when these guns were imported and later sold in America the practice was too dissemble the guns upon arrival and puts parts of a kind in different bins. When someone wanted to order a complete gun, parts were simply pulled from each bin at random to assemble a gun and then send it along to the new owner. Shroud top cover, buffer and buffer cup all are different numbers from each other. Bipod is of the adjustable leg type as is spare included in this lot. Shroud is marked “DOT1945” with Israeli proof marks. Buttstock also is of Israeli manufacture. Handgrip assembly has black enamel white metal grip panels. Forward end of bottom of receiver shows heat discoloration indicating that this gun may have been at one time deactivated. Gun is mismatched however bolt travels smoothly within receiver and locks appropriately. Both bbl in gun and one spare bbl are Israeli bbls. Third bbl is Nazi proofed dated 1939 SN 3344A. Other accessories include: non matching top cover, bolt, bipod, feed tray, Israeli carrying handle, buffer, buffer cup, Israeli wooden buttstock, pressed paper gunners kit box (with oiler, post war wrench, cartridge case removal tool), six contemporary belt segments, ammo box, & post war belt loading machine. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio and Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good with about 80% finish thinning to a grey patina on muzzle, bearing, and booster and also on buffer. Shroud has more of a grey patina as opposed to the bipod and receiver which has more of a darker finish. Top cover without Nazi proofs #6284 has more of a rough grey finish with grease still in the actuating lever. Grip panels have some noticeable scuffing but at still complete and serviceable. Wooded buttstock has 2-1/2″ crack on left side parallel to the bore line which could be repaired. Mechanics are fine. Very good bore in both Israeli bbls. Nazi marked bbl has poor uncleaned bore with some surface corrosion and green verdigris at the muzzle. The MG34 saw service throughout the entire duration of WWII being used in vehicle applications after the advent of it’s successor, the MG42. It is popular with collectors as a milled steel machine gun. 52939-32 JWK (18,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1001

1002
$29,900.00

**EXCEPTIONAL HK 91 HOST GUN WITH CIENER FULLY TRANSFERABLE DETACHABLE AUTO SEAR PACK MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN ASK 31. Cal. .308. 19″ bbl with flash hider. Ciener registered auto sear pack attached to exceptionally fine condition HK 91 host gun SN A 053653 in .308 with proof marks indicating manufacture in 1981. Very straight forward specimen with composite furnishings and comes in its orig Styrofoam and cardboard shipping box with manual, sling, and one sealed mag. External receiver host gun number does not match sear pack SN, of course. This auto sear kit will transfer with requested additional configuration calibers 9mm and .223 if transfer is done on a paper ATF form 3 or 4, otherwise if transferred through e-file it will transfer just as it is listed in National Firearms Act registry. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is exceptional, near mint with the slightest of handling marks only discernible on the closest inspection. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is excellent shiny and bright. Orig packaging is also very fine with a 2″ dia hole at one end of the Styrofoam. Pretty much impossible to upgrade this specimen. Probably factory test fired only. 53171-2 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1002

1003
$28,750.00

**HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND EXTREMELY POPULAR FLEMMING REGISTERED H&K MACHINE GUN SEAR PACK REGISTERED IN MULTIPLE CALIPERS ON VECTOR MODEL V93 HOST GUN. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN H 2358. Cal. 223. 9-5/8″ bbl. Exceedingly fine condition specimen of a Vector V43 machine gun with highly desirable Heckler & Koch Fleming registered forward tab, rear push pin, three position auto sear pack. Auto sear handgrip is of the ambidextrous type, hard composite housing and current registration form indicates 9mm in block 4-C with “Additional configuration calipers-.233 and .308” in block 4-H. Included with this lot are two metal 40 round magazines. Typical Vector Arms markings on right side of magazine well with model “V-53P” on left side of magazine well. Top of receiver forward of rear sight marked “VE2 036”. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. Original glossy black hard coat finish with gray parkerized magazines. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, brilliant and bright. Composite furnishings also extremely fine. The HK auto sear pack is very highly sought after as it can be moved from host gun to host gun giving great versatility to the owner as to the firing platform caliber they desire. This pack on this high condition specimen will make a great addition to the modern firearms enthusiast’s collection. 52939-20 JWK (25,000-30,000) – Lot 1003

1004
$34,500.00

**OUTSTANDING CONDITION MODERN FIREARMS MASTERPIECE HECKLER & KOCH FOUR-POSITION AUTO SEAR PACK ON MP-5K HOST GUN WITH GEM-TECH RAPTOR-II SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) H&K AUTO SEAR. SN H-0968. Cal. 9mm. 12-3/4″ bbl. Fantastic 4-position Heckler & Koch auto sear pack. Registered by Fleming in 9mm with additional configuration cal. .223 and .308 listed in Block 4-h of current registration form. 4-position selector which includes burst, as well as semi and auto-fire is considered the most desirable of all sear packs. Currently on host gun SN 21-16917 Mfg in 1990 which also incorporates a folding composite buttstock and includes additional receiver end cap with sling ring for those who desire a pistol configuration of this weapon. “B&T” forend with grooved rails for attachments on gun forward of mag well. Includes Gem-Tech Raptor-II suppressor as well as a curved mag is included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Extremely fine orig black hard coat finish. Gun was built by Terry Dyer. Gun has been fired as there is residue in the suppressor baffles, however mechanics are crisp. Bore is excellent and brilliant. Bolt face and receiver exceedingly clean. It would be difficult to find a more pristine and attractive H&K MP-5. NFA 2) GEMTECH RAPTOR 11. SN S1371541. Gem-Tech Raptor II suppressor, 8-1/4″ overall length. CONDITION: Extremely fine with attractive black hard coat finish showing very little use. NFA 53165-12, 53165-13 JWK (27,000-36,500) – Lot 1004

1005
$27,600.00

**INCREDIBLY COMPACT FIREPOWER PACKAGE CIENER THREE POSITION AUTO SEAR KIT ON H&K MP-5K HOST GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN ASK 33. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. 3-position Ciener auto sear kit on MP-5K host gun SN 21-13869 with HK proof marks indicating manufacture in 1989 with horizontal fore grip, with pistol receiver cap with sling swivel at rear. Auto sear kit is typical tab and slot with pushpin rear attachment. Marked on right side of mag housing with typical HK Inc Sterling VA markings, with additional SN H2798 and cal markings on left side of mag housing. This indicates this host gun was at one time matched to another auto sear kit. One mag is included. This auto sear kit will transfer with additional configuration calibers .308 and .223 if transfer is done on a paper ATF form 3 or 4, otherwise if transferred through e-file it will transfer just as it is reflected in the National Firearms Act registry. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine orig black hard coat finish with composite furnishings. Three pronged and threaded muzzle. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is brilliant, shiny and bright with sharp rifling. 53171-4 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1005

1006
$26,450.00

**CIENER H&K MP-5 THREE POSITION AUTO SEAR KIT ON H&K SP-89 JR CUSTOM REGISTERED SHORT BARRELED RIFLE WITH JR CUSTOM REGISTERED SCREW ON SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) CEINER H&K AUTO SEAR KIT. SN ASK 32. Typical Ciener 3-position auto sear kit with tab and slot front attachment and pushpin rear, on SP-89 host gun marked on top of receiver “HK SP-89″ with SN 21-19125 and HK proof indicating manufacture in 1990. This auto sear kit will transfer with additional configuration calibers .308 and .223 if transfer is done on a paper ATF form 3 or 4, otherwise if transferred through e-file it will transfer just as it is reflected in National Firearms Act registry. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine, all orig black hard-coat finish. Mechanics are crisp. NFA 2) JR CUSTOM SBR. SN 2119125. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/2” bbl. SP-89 short bbl’d rifle. Includes 1 mag. Marked made in “W. Germany HK Inc. Sterling VA” on right side mag well, and marked “Cal. 9mm x 19” on left side mag well. Marked on left side “SRC Selah WA”. Hard composite buttstock. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine hard coat finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is brilliant and bright. NFA3) JR CUSTOM SUPPRESSOR. SN 1001. JR custom screw on suppressor S-9 model. SN 1001 marked on tube. This ensemble which includes auto sear kit, short bbl rifle and suppressor will incur three $200.00 transfer taxes if transferred on ATF form 4’s. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Very fine with some light scratches showing bare metal and brassing at the muzzle showing bare metal. ; NFA 53171-3, 53171-5, 53171-6 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1006

1007
$31,050.00

**EXTREMELY POPULAR STATE OF THE ART MP5 SD MACHINE GUN WITH QUALIFIED MFG SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) HECKLER & KOCH MP5 SD. SN 8928. Cal. 9mm. 13-1/2″ with suppressor. Qualified registered receiver machine gun marked on top of receiver “MP5 SD HK” with SN and “IG” proof mark indicating 1986. Screw-on suppressor is also registered by Qualified and will require a separate transfer form. Gun has the very popular 4-position ambidextrous selector. In addition to safe, it is also semi-auto 3-shot burst and fully automatic. Top of receiver SN is the only visible SN. Three magazines are included in this lot. Specimen exhibits both a push button & thumb latch magazine release. Hand grip assembly is push-pin both front & rear. Utility clip present at left side of magazine well. The popularity and effectiveness of this machine gun platform is undeniable. This is a National Firearms Act weapon and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine with nearly all of the orig hard “black coat” finish remaining. Hard composite forend, hand-grip and buttstock also very fine. Mechanics are fine. Bore is fine, shiny & bright. Suppressor has firing residue but also appears very good. This is quite an attractive and highly popular modern machine gun. NFA 2) H&K MP-5 SUPPRESSOR. SN 8928SP. Specialized suppressor marked “QUALIFIED MANUF. / BROKEN ARROW OK” with SN and hand inscribed “Mod / HK” with knurled band. 4-1/2″ – 5-3/4″ from the muzzle. Overall length is 12-1/2″. CONDITION: Suppressor has some light handling marks and brassing at the high edges but overall very fine. NFA 52939-19, 52939-36 JWK (22,000-28,000) – Lot 1007

1008
$14,950.00

***SUPER CONDITION HECKLER & KOCH MP-5 MACHINE GUN WITH AIM POINT OPTIC (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN C317654. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. Very compact MP-5 registered receiver machine gun with slide-out buttstock, horizontal forend, 8-point sight on claw mounted scope rail, and includes one 20 round magazine. Extremely popular 4-position ambidextrous selector which includes 3-shot burst and fully automatic five options as well as semi-auto and safety. Top of receiver SN is the only visible SN. This gun includes a high quality green web sling. Marked “MP-5” on top of receiver with proof marks indicating 1982 mfg. Slip of paper with “5” covered by clear tape on right side of receiver. The MP-5 with a four position selector is one of the more sought after machine guns. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable only to current FFL/SOT dealers on a Form 3. Under current ATF guidelines this weapon may be retained when a sole proprietor FFL/SOT holder relinquishes their license. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine to very fine with original black hard coat finish with some small chips flaked away around ejection port. Optics are clear. Composite pieces are also extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is mirror bright. This is an extremely fine specimen of its kind. The MP-5 is the state of the art tactical sub-machine gun and this specimen is very handsome indeed. 53145-1 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1008

1009
$0.00

*OUTSTANDING CONDITION INCREDIBLY RARE AND HISTORIC MARCH 1962 HECKLER AND KOCH G3 MK SEMI-AUTO RIFLE

SN MK2088. SN MK 2088. Cal. 7.62 x 51 MM (.308), 19 1/14″ bbl. Incredibly rare “ghost” of the collectible H & K rifles in America. This is a nearly identical rifle to the one offered in our March 14-15, 2016 auction. These were the very first of the G3 rifles imported into America in March of 1962 for the Santa Fe Division of the Golden State Arms Corporation. This fantastic specimen is one of reportedly only around 20 examples imported in the very first shipment into the United States and uniquely distinguishable from later July and November offerings of the same year. Marked “G3 MK 2088” and “HK 3/62” on left side of magazine housing with corresponding matching numbered lower and buttstock housing, SN “088 on the lower housing and the backplate of the buttstock match the receiver. Consignor has included in addition to the extremely and attractive wooden hand guard the extremely desirable metal handguard w/fold-out bipod legs. This is an extremely rare orig accessory. Also included is an original Shooting Times magazine dated November 1963 which contains an article by Capt. George C. Nonte Jr. on the H & K G-3. Also a copy of the orig 1963 Santa Fe Golden State Arms Corp promotional sales listing as well as a copy of the Golden State Arms Corp. G-3 instruction manual with a photo copy of the orig accessory sheets showing what was available and the prices. These guns were the purposely made semi-automatic “brothers” to the military select fire versions being fielded at the time. Although at first glance safety appears to have three positions, a raised dimple prevents it being moved beyond the 2nd position. Receiver is attractively marked, “MADE IN GERMANY FOR (LOGO) SANTA FE DIVISION GOLDEN STATE ARMS CORPORATION CALIFORNIA – U.S.A. CAL. 7.62 MM NATO”. Top of bolt marked, “HK 3/62” and proofed “U”. The bolt carrier marked “HK 4/62”. Beautiful wooden buttstock and 2 forends, 1 wooden and the other metal w/bipod. Pistol grip is a hard black composite and so is butt plate. Bird cage flash hider at muzzle. This specimen includes one orig 20-rnd magazine marked, “G3 HK 4/62”. This early model of the G3 was manufactured on Mauser tooling and is the pathfinder of the modern “modular” weapons concept, where a basic receiver design could be transformed into a specialized application for different kinds of uses, such as straightforward plain battle rifle, or folding stock for paratroop, or armor. Scopes and bipods, were easily fitted to this design in a successful attempt to meet the varying needs of the modern assault rifle. This design provided the framework for the MP5 and nearly all firearm platforms manufactured by Heckler and Koch for more than 3 decades. Included with this lot is an orig November 1963 “Shooting Times” with article by Capt. George C. Nonte Jr. on one of these early guns. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine orig smooth lustrous gray-blue finish on all metal parts. There is some slight loss of finish to bare metal where the charging handle meets the high edges of the charging handle slot and also where the selector moves against the receiver. There is also a couple of other errant blemishes and along the high edges of the magazine well. Magazine has a couple of brown spots, but none of this in any way detracts from the outstanding condition. The wood of forend and stock is exceedingly attractive, w/only the lightest of handling marks. It is interesting to note the early weld/manufacturing techniques used on this rifle. Internal parts and bore of this rifle are near pristine. Bolt face is particularly attractive, as is the grain of the wooden forend and buttstock. Bore is excellent, shiny, and bright. Shooting Times magazine in very fine orig complete condition. Although this rifle has obviously been shot, it must have been very little, and even then immediately cared for. Many of us are used to the later H & K guns and it is an extremely rare and welcome treat to see such an early specimen, particularly in such clean and attractive condition. Specimens such as these almost never surface on the collector market, and it is difficult to imagine a finer specimen. The fact that it is Curio & Relic eligible in addition to its scarcity make this a top prize for the modern rifle enthusiast. 53233-1 JWK (29,000-34,000) C&R – Lot 1009

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1010
$1,840.00

INCREDIBLE AND MASSIVE HECKLER & KOCH MACHINE GUN PARTS LOT.

This is an absolutely fabulous assortment of Heckler & Koch machine gun parts, many, if not all of which will fit on semi-automatic versions. Seven stripped trigger housings, 2 are semi-auto only, 4 are 3-position selector, 1 is a 4-position selector. One complete .308 semi-auto only standard housing with semi-auto pack. Sear friendly 5.56mm frame with semi-auto sear spring. One HK 91 milled-steel ejector, no sear trigger housing with 3-position selector. One other “Short tail” 3-position selector, no sear trigger housing. Four stripped sear boxes. One wooden G3 buttstock marked “HK/66” with mainspring housing and mainspring. Two stripped wooden G3 buttstocks, WO butts without plates. One stripped composite G3 buttstock. One complete telescoping buttstock assembly with mainspring. Two mainspring and hardware assemblies for G3 buttstocks mentioned above. One wooden G3 forend. Four hard composite G3 forends. Three HK 91 forends assemblies, one of which has bi-pod attached. One MP-5 horizontal forend. Five HK 91 bolt carriers. Two HK 91 bolts. Three hard composite rear spring housing assemblies with sling swivels. One steel mainspring housing with sling swivel. Four buffers. Four composite handgrip assemblies. Three HK marked dual mag holders. One hooded front sight assembly. One dial peep sight. One Cherokee accessories snap on cheek piece for HK 91, HK-93, MP-5, and CETME. Two green plastic HK cleaning kits. Three carrying handles. CONDITION: Metal and composite parts are very fine with some handling marks. Bolts are in pristine condition. Wood stocks have some light handling marks but are completely serviceable. An incredible grouping of Heckler & Koch parts for the forward thinking firearms enthusiast. Especially the wood G-3 forend! 52939-48 JWK (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1010

1011
$11,500.00

**EXTREMELY RARE BEISTUI HERMANOS MM31 BROOMHANDLE SELECT FIRE MACHINE GUN PISTOL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 28848. Cal. 7.63 Mauser. 5-1/2″ bbl. Very rare Beistui Hermanos Modelo Militar 1931, competitor to the far more familiar Mauser broomhandle and Astra machine pistols. The MM31 has a screwed in bbl and exhibits model logo on the flat of the left side of receiver. This mimicry was likely meant to deceive the Chinese who were avid customers for the select fire broomhandle pistols, and could not readily differentiate the Mauser logo from others. This model pistols design and mechanism was actually rather more sturdy than the Mausers. Selector on left side marked “N (normal-semi automatic” and “R (for “rapid” full automatic fire)”. Visible numbers appear matching Spanish proof marks on right side of frame with “Made in Spain” on frame behind trigger. Wooden shoulder stock included with stippled initials on both sides no SN on stock. This MM31 is of the fixed 10 shot mag type. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine as refinished over some very light pitting mostly on right side with some softening to the Spanish proof marks on right side. Hardened bolt stop and safety have turned a plum color upon refinish. Wood grips are very fine. Shoulder stock very good with a small piece of wood missing at top right where it meets the attachment iron and with repaired cracks running horizontally 11″ on the latch side with a repaired crack that runs semi-circular all the way from the thumb latch around to the opening at the latch side of the stock. Mechanics are fine. Bore is shiny and bright. Bolt, internal mechanism and hammer as well as sight ladder are polished in the white. Actually a very fine example of a very scarce machine gun pistol. 53171-23 JWK (10,000-18,000) – Lot 1011

1012
$0.00

**VERY EARLY LOW SN JAPANESE TYPE 99 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 127. Cal. 7.7mm JAP. 27″ bbl with flash hider. Fine early (July 1942) Kokura manufactured Japanese Type 99 light machine gun. This gun was reactivated by Fred Laughti and is marked on right side of receiver “REBUILT LAUGH?? SER CAL31/99/COLLINSVILLE, ILL” in addition to the orig Japanese markings. Bolt is SN 9268 and does not match rest of gun. Bbl number 3566 is from another gun dated 1942. Right side of bbl retaining latch shows evidence of grinding, obviously upon reactivation. Flash hider is a contemporary reproduction. Operating piston matches. Buttstock assembly does not match. Buffer matches. Charging handle slot cover not present as is common. This gun exhibits the monopod at base of buttplate and drum style rear sight. Included is one German MG13 magazine which can be adapted to fit this machine gun. The Japanese Type 99 was the successor to the Type 96 machine gun and used the heavier 7.7mm cartridge, although it and the Type 96 and the earlier Type 11 continued in service through the end of the war. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very good with about 80% orig finish coverage with somewhat moderate scale within the bbl fins and scattered light pitting on both sides of receiver. High lustrous blue on reproduction flash hider. Wood shows typical gouges and light handling marks, however very solid and serviceable. Buttplate has some moderate pitting and corrosion. Mechanics are fine. Good bore with strong rifling, dark in the grooves. Overall not a bad specimen considering the climate and conditions from which it came and desirable with it’s very early SN from this manufacturer/. 52939-45 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1012

1013
$14,950.00

**FANTASTIC SPANDAU MFG MAXIM 08/15 MACHINE GUN FORMERLY OWNED BY VAL FORGETT (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 5940A. Cal. 8mm. 32-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Nearly all matching Spandau manufactured Maxim 08/15 machine gun as manufactured in 1917 and later taken into service during the Wiemar German era. This impressive 08/15 has all externally matching numbers to include when the top cover is raised, one sees matching numbered upper actuator arm, bolt, cross-head, top cover latch and fuzee cover. The only non-matching parts are visible with feed block removed are the lower feed arm, the bbl, and the drum hanger. An attractive reproduction leather sling is attached to this gun also has matching SN steam hose cover and water fill cap with intact Bakelite panels. Upon close inspection barely discernible “10” is on metal of filler cap. Buttstock matches receiver SN. Orig assault drum with steel tabbed cloth belt is included with this lot, as is an orig “Feldgrau” bi-pod assembly. Although gun appears to be all original, the current E-file registration form indicates this gun was registered on a form 2. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. PROVENANCE: Consignor states that he purchased this machine gun from Val Forgett, a prominent member of the Firearms collecting community. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine, with over 90% lustrous blue orig finish on metal parts exclusive of the fuzee cover which has turned a brown patina with a mottled appearance and a more gray patina particularly at the high edges. Water jacket also retains over 90% of its lustrous blue orig finish thinning and turning a gray patina at the high edges with a slight dent to the water jacket about mid-way to the muzzle with a couple other little dings. Attractive wooden buttstock has some handling marks and dings, but completely serviceable. Assault drum in orig paint with some slight surface corrosion in places, with re-painted spool, belt is a shortened 250 rnd steel tabbed cloth belt, appears serviceable. Bi-pod is very fine with orig German field gray paint. Mechanics are fine. Bore has strong rifling, shiny lands, dark in the grooves. Sling is strong and serviceable. It would be pretty difficult to find a more desirable specimen of a Maxim 08/15, the condition, matching parts, and history makes it one of the best of its kind. 53171-25 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1013

1014
$23,000.00
Revised: 3/19/2018

Please Note: 1) Magnificent addition: Consignor found and has provided an original C.E. JUNCKER mfg machine gunners badge. This is an extremely difficult find collector’s piece. 2) Please Note: There is a typographical error. The estimate should be $15,000-$20,000. In addition, the Finnish steel 7.62 Russian belt loading machine is not included with this lot.

***SHOOTER’S DREAM DWM MG-08 MAXIM MACHINE GUN AS REGISTERED BY ERB CONVERTED TO 7.62 RUSSIAN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 5461. Cal. 7.62x54R. 33″ bbl with flash hider. This attractive MG-08 Maxim was originally mfg by DWM Berlin in 1918. SN’s match on water jacket, top cover, left sideplate, fusee cover, and optic sight bracket. Gun has been registered by Charles Erb and left sideplate sports his bullet logo address below the fusee cover. Gun has been professionally converted to 7.62 Russian by adapting a Russian feed block, bolt, and charging handle, cross head and bbl. Cyrillic markings visible on cross head, charging handle and on top of feed block surface which has been renumbered to “12A”. Included with this lot is an original WWI Swiss tripod SN 7593 with trunnion adapter for MG-08, camouflaged “ear cutout” M-18 helmet with post-war replacement liner and chin strap, four Russian-style ammunition belt boxes; three with empty Finnish belt’s and one with steel cased 7.62 Russian ammo. Also included is one steel tabbed Russian cloth belt. Also a Finnish steel 7.62 Russian belt loading machine in its can and a camouflaged painted water can. Gun has a reproduction muzzle plate with Imperial proofed muzzle and bearing. Steam hose brass fitting at front of water jacket is a post-war replacement. The top cover extractor assist springs are replacements, with the heads of the attachment screws visible on top cover. Water jacket fill cap chain is present however, wooden/hard rubber thumb piece is not present. Seven crates of 7.62 x 54 Russian ammo in sealed tins (approx 6200 rounds) are included with this lot. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine as refinished over light pitting on top cover, rear sight bracket, top and sides of fusee cover as well as to a lesser degree on both side plates. Water jacket is an attractive olive green with a couple of very small dings and some scratches and handling marks. Fusee cover has also taken a slight ding at the high edge parallel to the front feed block. Feed block actuator arm exhibits some plum color from heat treating upon rework. It is interesting to note that the feed block was adapted by welding an approx 3/8″ spacer plate on the front of the feed block. This cataloger has seen such conversions before. Back plate handles have somewhat more moderate pitting underneath the refinish and handles have been restored to be completely serviceable. Tripod is in outstanding condition, hardly used. Mechanics are fine. Bore is fine with sharp grooves and bright rifling. Belt loading machine is in very fine condition with crisp mechanics. Both helmet and water can exhibit an attractive camouflage pattern of correct period color and pattern. However, it is unlikely in this cataloger’s opinion that this is vintage WWI paint. The MG-08 Maxim was the ultimate well-made machine gun made on a large scale for WWI. Beautifully machined and fitted. It is always an attention getter at the range. This specimen, converted to 7.62 Russian is particularly popular as the 7.62 Russian ammunition is still readily obtainable at a relatively reasonable price. Add to this that this gun utilizes Russian, or Finnish metal or cloth belts, and you have one very attractive ensemble. 52001-1 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1014

1015
$39,675.00

**EARLY MANUFACTURED FULLY TRANSFERABLE ORIGINAL GERMAN MG-42 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 2550. Cal. 8 MM MAUSER. 21″ bbl. Gustfloff “dfb” manufactured MG-42 machine gun which was assembled in 1943 as indicated by markings on left side of receiver. Incoming E-File indicates “Form 2” in manufacturer block. Consignor states that this gun was registered by the CIA as part of a grouping of five guns so registered. Eagle proofs over “WaA” on top of receiver. Bbl SN does not match receiver SN. Top cover and feed tray are also Nazi marked “bpr” with Nazi proofs also visible on late style handgrip assembly which has smooth wooden grip panels. Bi-pod is also Nazi marked and dated 1943. Cam locking frame manufactured by Mauser “ar” with clear Nazi eagle proof. AA flip up rear sight bar present at rear sight base. Bbl in gun is 8 MM. Wooden unnumbered butt is orig Nazi WWII without wire reinforcement and dated “43”. The MG-42 machine gun was the successor to the MG-34 and was designed with a higher rate of fire and more importantly was manufactured using less time consuming and less expensive methods of stamping, shaping, and welding metal parts as opposed to machining or milling them out of billets of steel. Although both the MG-34 and MG-42 were produced through the end of WWII, the MG-42 with its high rate of fire made a very distinct impression upon American servicemen. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine as re-finished over light pitting with some light scratches and scuffs to bare metal. Cam lock frame has taken on a plum colored appearance. Bi-pod exhibits light pitting under bright blue re-finish. Smooth wood grip panels have a couple of chips and some bruises but are still completely serviceable. Wooden buttstock in about the same condition with an original wooden plug visible at toe with discernible Nazi three letter code (hvn?) followed by “43” on left side. Mechanics are fine. Bore is fine, shiny and bright. The MG-42 is one of the most sought after of the WWII German machine guns, and notable about this specimen is the fact that it is a 1943 manufactured gun which retains its orig unmodified wooden butt and factory matched bi-pod. 53171-1 JWK (35,000-55,000) C&R – Lot 1015

1016
$54,625.00

**FANTASTIC MAUSER MANUFACTURED WWII GERMAN MG42 MACHINE GUN ON LAFETTE MOUNT WITH ACCESSORIES (C&R).

SN 1165B. Cal. 8mm. 21″ bbl. Just a great specimen from a very desirable manufacturer marked “ar” on left side of receiver indicating Mauser with non-matching orig Nazi wooden butt with clear eagle proof and manufacturer’s mark. Butt manufactured in 1943 by Johann Frohlich. Unnumbered top cover manufactured by Carl Eickhorn. Shroud marked “bpr” indicating Grossfuss manufacturer. The MG42 was manufactured utilizing the innovative process of stamping steel pieces, bending and welding them into component parts which speeded the production over the earlier MG34 which was primarily of milled steel construction. The MG42’s sound upon firing has been likened to a buzz saw or ripping canvas with a rate of fire so fast that some modern shot timers cannot distinguish between the reports. This extremely well accessorized specimen includes four .308 bbls in addition to the one orig “ar” marked non-matching SN bbl in gun. Three bbl carriers one of which is Nazi marked brown paint dated 1943. One Nazi marked assault drum carrier with two 50 rnd assault drums with belt links. One SA marked ammunition can with display ammunition on WWII era belt links. One 8mm belt loading machine in can with red diagonal stripe on can. One orig camouflage paint oil lubricants box with orig WWII lubricant cans. Two sealed MG1 belt link packets. One spare 8mm top cover SN 2201 with feed tray. Two .308 top covers with one .308 feed tray. One buffer assembly. One .308 muzzle. One 8mm WWII era muzzle. One charging handle. One WWII era hand grip. Two sealed in orig packaging post WWII German grip frame assemblies. One braided coil mainspring. Two rear sight assemblies. One pressed paper & leather gunners pouch with oil cans. Pouch does not appear to have any makers marks or proof marks. Also included is an orig WWII German optic sight manufactured by “cme” “Wichmann” in orig box and Lafette tripod with Nazi marked elevation gear with Yugoslavian data plate on top of carrier table. Many such tripods were assembled or WWII era tripods reconditioned using a mixture of parts. This is a National Firearms Act weapon and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Mixture of wartime style refinish with some orig finish parts such as bbl in gun, spare Nazi marked grip with brown grip panels and adjustable bipod assembly. Very clear unbuffed markings typical of wartime refinishing practices. There is some areas of light pitting on the shroud and right side of receiver underneath the refinish. Hand grip currently on gun rates about very good with an overall brown patina with this grip held in place by a simple stud with cotter pin. Wooden Nazi marked butt exhibits wire reinforcement at collar with a coat of black paint, very typical of Waffenmeister field work. Mechanics are fine. Bores are also fine and shiny. Nazi marked bbl has some light surface corrosion towards the muzzle which should clean up. Shiny bore progressing to more dark with some light pitting near the muzzle. Optics of sight are clear. Metal accessories are very fine, orig finish. Spare hand grip has some brassing to bare metal at the bottom of the hand grip frame but very attractive in all respects. The German WWII MG42 is one of the most highly sought of the WWII collectible machine guns. This specimen is in really quite fine condition with a seldom found orig Nazi marked buttstock. It will be certain to attract the attention of the discerning WWII collector as both a gun that is historical and also a lot of fun to shoot. It is especially nice that it has .308 parts, missing only the inner muzzle bearing to convert this to fire the common .308. 52939-31 JWK (30,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1016

1017
$25,300.00

**EXCEPTIONALLY FINE LATE WAR GERMAN WWII MG-34 MACHINE GUN, W/ LAFETTE TRIPOD.

SN 7663. Cal. .8 MM. 26″ bbl w/flash hider. Exceptional late war specimen of the German MG-34 machine gun manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn)complete w/highly sought Lafette tripod w/carrying straps, sling, belts, and w/orig ZF-34 optics marked w/matching SN to gun. Visible numbers on gun appear matching including shroud, top cover, receiver, buffer, buffer cup and stock. Top cover is maker mark “pem,” which is an established subcontractor for MG-34 parts. Bolt SN hand inscribed, as is appropriate. Bbl is also orig matching, manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn). Feed tray numbered “7663” (renumber) on left side with mfg “cof”. Hand grip also matches SN “63” at front of trigger guard. Bi-pod is of the earlier style w/adjustment knob unnumbered but marked “dfb 1942” w/Eagle over 4 proof mark. Wooden butt has Israeli property mark discernible on right side over “1-56”, it also exhibits matching SN, “nvq 45” maker’s code and date w/Eagle proof visible left side. Muzzle Bearing exhibits hand inscribed “47”. Accessories include orig MG-34 Lafette tripod manufactured in 1939 w/ZF 34 optic, manufactured by the “Artillery Optic Company” Ungarische Obtische Werke, out of Budapest. Black leather carrying straps also included, as well as a rare 250-rd fortress belt, two 100-rd belt segments and 2 contemporary 50-rd belt segments. Optic is textile numbered “7663” which matches gun SN. The MG-34 was a finely made milled steel machine gun which saw extensive use throughout the war and was a popular souvenir for American soldiers. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine. Orig late war gray finish on rear of shroud and top cover w/much more lustrous blue finish on forward portion of shroud, feed block, receiver and rear sight. Buffer and stock attachment cup have more of a faded, yet blued finish. Feed tray also a smooth gray late war finish w/a couple of dings noticeable at left side. Wooden butt has a 3″ long crack running parallel to the bore line at top left side, yet remains strong and serviceable. Wood of butt has been coated w/some kind of satin gloss preservative w/left side markings stamped through this protective coating. Mechanics are crisp, extremely fine, brilliant bright bore. It is the opinion of this cataloger that the bbl shroud receiver and buffer, as well as bolt and handgrip are all factory orig matching parts, while the top cover, which is unquestionably orig w/clear orig Nazi proofs has the appropriate pantograph number precisely matching the receiver number, likely a Waffenmeister added number. Tripod is repainted, but it’s mechanics are crisp, optics are clear. Black leather pads of tripod very fine w/white textile marker added shield with SS markings on upper pad w/textile marking quotation mark “XII SS Hitler Jungend” on lower pad. This is an outstanding MG-34 ensemble. Everything w/the exception of the butt is unquestionably pre-May 1945. It would be difficult to find a more matching or authentic MG-34 collector’s ensemble. The markings on the Lafette pads regardless of whether one accepts them as authentic do not in any way detract from the value of this ensemble. 53166-3 JWK (17,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1017

1018
$19,550.00

**GERMAN MG34 MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED NEAR SAABRUCKEN, GERMANY WINTER 1944-45 (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 4650C. 7.92mm. 24″ bbl. This MG34 was manufactured by “dot” (Waffenwerke Brunn) in 1944 and it is so marked on bbl shroud. Top cover, receiver, buttstock and buttstock collar all match in SN. Buffer and bolt match with SN 8797. Top cover marked “bpr” (Grossfuss). Receiver and shroud marked with eagle/”waa63″ indicating Waffenwerke Brunn. Bipod is marked “dfb 1944″ with eagle/”4″ proof mark (Gustloff). Feed tray not present. Museum textile marking at bottom of bbl shroud. Bolt moves back and forth about 4” from forward position within receiver. This weapon has been rendered unserviceable by welding chamber shut and spot welding bbl shroud to receiver below latch where receiver meets shroud slot. Welding of chamber of bbl does not appear to have discolored bbl collar nor to have removed significant amounts of material from chamber itself. Top cover latch does not seat all the way in recess of receiver. This gun was captured by “G” company, 2nd Br, 276th Inf. Reg., 70th Inf. Div. Task Force Herren, near Saarbrucken, Germany and brought home by then LTC Theo C. Mataxis. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine with about 80% blued finish remaining with some areas of pitting on top cover, anti aircraft ring and other spots on weapon. There are scratches to bare metal and much of the finish is turning to brown patina. Notable bullet strike to right front side of muzzle booster which has raised and pushed back metal about 1/8″. This does not affect function. Rear sight ladder is missing its sight leaf on right side which has apparently simply been slid off ladder and lost. Buttstock has a 2-1/4″ crack from collar straight back to rear at 11 o’clock position. Buttstock also has chips, bruises and scratches but is still serviceable. This weapon, which is in “as brought back” condition with its battle damage and provenance to a noted American officer should be of significant interest to collectors of WWII German arms. It would not take too much effort to get this gun running with the appropriate parts. 52924-6 JWK (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1018

1019
$9,200.00

***ATTRACTIVE AND SMOOTH ACTION GERMAN MG-34 PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 3337d. Cal. 8mm. 26-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. Orig German Maget manufactured receiver with miss-matched SN parts, yet very attractive Pre-86 dealer sample MG-34 with fine condition dark chocolate brown Bakelite buttstock with dark hard composite orig handgrip assembly. Handgrip is AN “36”. just one SN off from receiver. Top cover, bbl shroud, bi-pod, and numerous other parts retain Nazi eagle proof marks. Bbl is also orig Nazi “dot” (Waffenwerk Brunn Mfg)with SN 3972d. Bolt does not match SN. The MG-34 machine gun was designed to be an “all purpose” machine gun, able to be used in an assault role with an attachable basket ammo belt carrier, in a medium machine gun roll from its bi-pod and also in a heavy machine gun roll when placed on a Lafette tri-pod. It also saw applications as an anti-aircraft gun on the appropriate tri-pod, on vehicles both in armor applications as well as scout car and other vehicles. There were even employed on V-Boats when the V-Boats surfaced. As a machined steel belt fed machine gun it is a highly sought collector’s item today. As a Pre-86 dealer sample under current regulations it may be retained personally when a sole proprietor FFL/SOT dealer relinquishes their FFL, making this a very desirable status machine gun for dealers. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable ONLY to current FFL/SOT dealers on a form 3. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine, with receiver top cover and muzzle booster retaining 90% or better of their orig lustrous blue metal finish thinning to a pleasing gray patina with high edge wear. “dot” shroud has much more of a gray smooth blued finish thinning to a gray patina at the high points with lustrous blue sights and AA sight base. Hard composite grip panels in fine condition with a couple of dings. Brown Bakelite stock in very fine attractive condition with some handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, with very smooth action. Bore is extremely fine, and bright with sharp rifling. This cataloger has seen numerous MG-34 machine guns over the years, this particular specimen opens and closes to change the bbl the best of any of them. The action and spring tension is also among the best of any ever encountered. Who cares if the numbers don’t match in light of these facts! Auction house will hold this gun while you apply for your FFL/SOT license…. 53171-8 JWK (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 1019

1020
$32,200.00

**FINE ORIGINAL GERMAN WWII MP-40 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 2299b. Cal. 9mm. Bbl 9.9″. Fine specimen of a German WWII MP-40, as manufactured by Steyr with C.G. Haenel parts. Sling ring bbl, resting bar and sight all manufactured by “fxo” indicating C.G. Haenel manufacture with tube and lower assembly by “bnz” (Steyr). MP-40s are often typically assembled using parts from various subcontractors. Front sight assembly is from an earlier MP-38 model with tab above muzzle nut. Bolt is unnumbered with Steyr eagle proof. Markings on this specimen indicate 1944 manufacture. Lot includes 2 orig “41” dated magazines and 1 orig magazine loader, as well as a leather sling. Bbl nut retention bar is white metal with eagle over 37 proof mark (C.G. Haenel). Unserialized bbl exhibits typical Eagle over 37 proofs w/Nazi Eagle firing proof on left side. The MP-40 has achieved wide recognition by both veterans and film-goers as an iconic German submachine gun. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine w/deep lustrous blue on bbl w/somewhat duller orig finish w/some small areas of pitting on the receiver and magazine housing w/somewhat more lustrous finish on end cap and swing-out shoulder loop. Brown composite furnishings are very good w/hand-inscribed name “King” and “FRANKFURT” lightly inscribed on left side. Mechanics are fine, bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright, as nice as this cataloger has seen in an MP-40. Magazines are also fine, as is loader finish with some wear to the high edges. Nice late war style sling in fine orig condition. Nice C&R specimens such as this are highly sought collector’s items and do not come up very frequently. 53166-4 JWK (18,000-22,000) C&R – Lot 1020

1021
$21,850.00

**EVER POPULAR ALWAYS COLLECTIBLE MATCHING GERMAN WWII MP-40 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 2601J. Cal 9mm. 9.9″ bbl. Very nice curio and relic eligible “ERMA” manufactured receiver with CG Haenel matching rear assembly. Visible numbers appear matching with typical mixture of subcontracted parts which was common practice as the Germans produced these machine guns. Bolt is ERMA as is bbl, front sight by Merzwerk with end cap by Krupp. For those familiar with the MP-40 this is a classic C&R gun which includes one orig magazine and orig leather sling. Shoulder stock employs properly and quite tight when extended. The MP-40 was the successor to the MP-38 model. Both were intended to be compact bust fire power weapons especially suited for dismounted vehicle troops but was issued in ever increasing numbers to troops of all kinds. It is slow firing, comfortable to shoot, durable, with readily available parts. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very good to fine with several dings and scars to bare gray patina metal, particularity at the high points, otherwise turning a brown patina. Bakelight of lower assembly fine to very fine. Left grip panel has a slight crack near trigger guard but still completely strong and serviceable. Mechanics are fine. Fine right bore with minor pitting in the grooves. Orig sling soft, strong and serviceable. “fxo 42” marked magazine. The MP-40 has been popularized not only by veterans who brought them back, but also by WWII films over the years. Matching curio and relic specimens are highly sought after collectors items and they also make a great entry level machine gun. 53165-3 JWK (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1021

1022
$20,700.00

**GERMAN MP40 SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED IN JANUARY 1945 DURING GERMAN OFFENSIVE (CURIO & RELIC).

SN CND300K. Cal. 9mm. 9.9″ bbl. This MP40 is a combination of two different SN guns put together. This gun is exactly as brought back from WWII. Tube, bbl and magazine housing assembly was assembled by Steyr and bears SN 396m and eagle/”623″ proof marks. Bolt lower assembly receiver cap and swing out shoulder loop were assembled by Erma and are SN 300k. Receiver cap is marked “MP40/ayf 42” indicating this was made by Erma in 1942. Lower frame assembly is marked “cnd” which indicates manufacture by Krupp in Berlin. Swing out shoulder loop was manufactured by Erma and is marked with eagle/”280″. Bolt is marked with eagle/”280″ and SN 300k with eagle/swastika final proof. Bbl resting bar and retaining pin are not present. Bottom of bbl marked with eagle/”623″ proof mark and shield logo with “bnz/1” proof mark (Steyr). Although bolt moves freely under proper spring tension within receiver and bolt face is excellent, chamber has been plugged with weld. A significant amount of chamber face has been removed during this process. Bbl nut has been spot welded to forward sling ring and receiver tube forward of magazine housing and this has caused a discoloration of metal. For these reasons this weapon is currently unserviceable. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good with about 30% of orig blue finish remaining with otherwise liberal pitting, corrosion and brown patina on metal surfaces. Bakelite of lower assembly is in fine condition with some scratches and handling marks. Hand grip panels have some chips and handling marks but otherwise very serviceable. Receiver tube bushing fastened in place using two indentations in receiver tube forward of magazine housing at 6 and 12 o’clock positions. This is the manufacturing method often seen on Steyr manufactured MP40s. Bbl nut is of two flat side type. Mechanics need attention, but reactivation of this gun could be a straight forward replacement of bbl assembly. Theo C. Mataxis’ memoirs indicate it was captured by him personally near Wimmenau from a German artillery Forward Observation team on patrol in January 1945, during which action he was wounded and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart. 52924-7 JWK (12,000-18,000) C&R – Lot 1022

1023
$16,100.00

**VERY FINE AND EVER POPULAR GERMAN MP-40 MACHINE GUN ON ERB REGISTERED TUBE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 458e. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. Nice example of an ERB registered receiver tube integrated with orig German parts. Four orig German 32 rnd mags are included. Lower assembly made by ERMA “ayf” in 1943 with steel parts marked “cnd” (Krupp). Sight assembly manufactured by Steyr. SN’s match between lower tube, bbl, and bbl nut, as well as swing out shoulder loop assembly. ERB was in the habit of acquiring parts kits and then registering tubes with numbers to match the parts kits he had on hand. He also added his own fictitious Waffen eagle proofs to his tubes to make them more attractive. Bolt SN does not match rest of gun and SN is visible through charging handle slot. Resting bar is pot metal. Grips are an attractive brown Bakelite. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine to extremely fine as re-finished upon re-manufacture with a lustrous blue finish on metal parts, with occasional light pitting, barely discernible on the shoulder loop. Bolt is not re-finished and turning a gray patina within the receiver. Bakelite in very fine condition. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very good with shiny lands and some light pitting in the grooves. Mags range from very fine as re-finished to one that has turned a gray patina with some light pitting and a couple of dings. Instantly recognizable from numerous WWII films, the MP-40 machine gun is the classic slow firing 9mm gun which is always popular for beginner and advanced shooting enthusiasts alike. Comfortable to shoot with readily available ammunition as well as slow firing and easy to control, the MP-40 is one of the best entry level machine guns which also conveys the benefit of appealing to the historical machine gun shooter/collector. 53171-15 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1023

1024
$10,925.00

**CHARLES ERB REGISTERED MP-40 RECEIVER TUBE ONLY (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 322e. Cal. 9mm. Registered MP-40 receiver tube as manufactured by Charles Erb. Exhibits Erb bullet logo on the left side below the bolt handle channel with SN visible at left front portion of tube with 2nd SN on underside of tube just forward of sear slot. Charles Erb was one of the people with both the foresight and machinery to have made a number of these receiver tubes and registered them as fully transferable to individuals when it was still possible to do so. Current registration form reflects this tube as being model “MP-40” in caliber 9mm. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance is in the white with slots and holes cut however there is no trunnion. There are areas of light surface rust with some bluish dye noticeable particularly at the bolt handle safety slot. This is the essential registered tube of an MP-40 machine gun. 52939-37 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1024

1025
$14,950.00
Revised: 3/20/2018

Please Note: The catalog description contains conflicting information. The lot includes one original magazine.

**BERGMANN MP-18.1 SUB MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 35217. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. This is an exceedingly fine specimen of the MP-18.1 which includes orig leather sling. No Magazine present. Marked on top of receiver “M.P.18.I/SYSTEM/SCHMEISSER” followed by SN. One orig mag present. All matching numbers except for rear sight tension spring and detent latch numbers. Sling has parted at the rear sling swivel but this could be repaired. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Retains 90% of a dull refinish over scattered pitting on tube and bbl shroud. Mag housing retains more of a high luster finish with some slight areas of light pitting. There are areas overall where the finish is thinning to a gray patina. Buttplate is a light gray metal finish. Crown proof marks visible on top of receiver and on buttplate. Stock has numerous handling marks and a couple small chips on either side of stock with one significant 3/8″ chip at very rear of receiver. Mechanics are fine. Bore is shiny and bright with strong rifling with some slight frosting. 52924-3 JWK (12,000-18,000) C&R – Lot 1025

1026
$17,250.00

**STEYR-SOLOTHURN S1-100 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 12910. Cal. 30 mauser. 7.9″ bbl, model S1-100 as manufactured by Steyr-Solothurn for export. (Registered as #1291) Includes 3 mag in orig brown leather case. Leather case maker marked “SRA 1936” and with cartouche (STOLLA). Gun is registered as SN 1291 but upon close examination is actually 12910. This can be requested for correction upon transfer. Bolt, top cover and receiver number match. Steyr logo on top cover. This example does not have Nazi proof marks. Has provision for bayonet on shroud. Mags fit properly in mag well. The Steyr-Solothurn was produced by the Rheinnaetall in the Steyr factory in Austria. The “o” suffix denoted Austria and served to keep it from being confused with an entirely different submachine gun which was designed by Bergman. The Steyr-Solothurn was issued in significant numbers to German and Austrian police forces during WWII, and was also issued to military personnel concurrently with the MP38 and MP40. Several thousand of these machine guns were sold to the Japanese which utilized them with their special naval landing forces. This gun was a US GI bring back and subsequently sold to noted firearms collector Bill Morrison. Which theater of operations this guns was captured in is unknown. This cataloger knows personally of a Veteran who bagged one when he escaped from a POW camp in 1944. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or 4. PROVENANCE: Ex-Collection of Carl “Bill” Morrison. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is about 60%. Orig finish thinned on shroud and top cover with some evidence of pitting where the receiver meets the stock line on both sides. Stock has numerous gouges and handling marks but is completely sound and serviceable. There is one 1/2″ x 1/2″ chip immediately to rear of receiver. Exterior of bbl has lost just about all orig finish and is in the white, however the bore is very fine. Bolt face is very good. Bolt itself is shiny and bright. Mechanics are fine. Interior of receiver could use a cleaning but is otherwise in very fine serviceable condition. Buttplate has significant brown uniform scale corrosion but this does not detract from the attractiveness of this firearm. This gun appears all matching. Orig 32 rnd .30 Mauser mags in excellent serviceable condition with nickel finished follower. Brown leather mag case has some spots of green mold just starting along seam, which preservation treatment should remedy. The brown leather is somewhat worn but the stitching is tight and leather is completely serviceable and still soft to the touch. This firearm is a fine example of quality machining and fitting from the time before the transition to stamping metal parts. This weapon would be sure to please the discerning submachine gun collector. 53239-2 JWK (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1026

1027
$8,050.00

**COLLECTIBLE GERMAN WWII ERMA EMP MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN EMP 77873. Cal. 9mm. 10″ bbl. Fine de-activated specimen of the WWII era German EMP machine gun as manufactured by ERMA. Eagle over “N” proofs visible above SN in rcvr, and on matching bolt handle. Bbl has been plugged with weld and orig bolt ground off both square and at angle at ejector groove with extractor welded to bolt face. Safety lock right side of receiver tube is missing two of its attachment screws. Included is undamaged spare bolt with SN range of export contract with plum shaped bolt handle. Otherwise SN of bbl, mag housing, and bolt matches. This gun was apparently miss-registered upon orig registration the “7’s” and “1’s” look alike enough to be confusing. Actual SN is 17813. Request for correction to registry is up to the buyer upon transfer. The ERMA EMP machine gun is a select fire weapon which saw use primarily as a police or second line weapon during WWII and exhibits high quality manufacture with distinctive vertical wooden grip. One orig 20 rnd mag is included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine, orig lustrous blue finish with some scratches to the metal and some dings to the wood, together with some bruising particularly in the area of the vertical handgrip. Bbl plugged with weld and welded to housing with weld built up significantly from chamber mouth, bolt ground off as noted which accommodates this build up, however this gun is registered as a live machine gun. Mechanics are functional, subject to conditions notes. Bolt safety has a tendency to stick. Unable to determine condition of bore due to welded chamber. Mag appears completely serviceable. Spare bolt turning a brown patina in recessed areas, more so toward the bolt face but should polish up just fine. Screw slots all show evidence of turning. A nice representative specimen of this model. 53171-18 JWK (6,500-9,500) C&R – Lot 1027

1028
$40,250.00

**EXCEPTIONALLY RARE WWII HUNGARIAN MODEL 43M MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN A5604. Cal. 9mm Mauser (9x25MM). 16 5/8″ bbl. A truly exceptional specimen with matching visible numbers. Hungarian Model 43m was designed BY Pal Karaly. This model utilized the innovative feature of a folding magazine housing which would pivot forward so that the magazine would be under the stock, parallel to the bore line when not in use. This model also incorporated a folding metal shoulder loop of stamped metal with wood panels on both sides to provide comfort to t he firer during cold weather conditions. The stock utilized a pressed thumb latch at the rear of the receiver and employment is very positive. The fold-away magazine is accomplished by pressing forward on the latch at the rear of the magazine housing, and when in the forward position a spring-hinged cover protects the open magazine well from foreign material. This well cover spring is somewhat weak, and the dust cover is not held tightly against the well currently, an easy fix with a new spring. Likewise with the coil spring, which would hold the magazine in its horizontal position. The 43M incorporates a blowback design with a large diameter recoil spring, reminiscent of the MP18 with an interesting safety / selector which is a rotating collar at the rear of the receiver tube. 2 orig 40-round stick magazines are included, as well as 28 rounds of Boxer primed recently manufactured 9MM Mauser cartridges.This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine to extremely fine, with a mixture of refinished and unrefinished parts. Bbl and forearm retention band, magazines and shoulder loop assembly are orig finish. The bbl and handguard retention band exhibiting a fine lustrous blue with some slight pitting. Metal of nosecap and shoulder are fine with scattered light corrosion under gray blue finish. Magazine well is apparently a replacement, and exhibits heavy pitting under gray, smooth refinish. In striking contrast is the extremely fine, smooth gray Parkerized finish of the receiver tube, bolt and trigger assembly. One magazine a pleasing gray patina with some slight pitting, the other very fine, smooth gray finish with wear to gray patina at high edges with scattered light pitting. Mechanics are crisp, bore is extremely fine, clean and brilliant. Wood is fine to very fine, with some chips and dings, but still quite attractive. The Hungarian Model 43M utilizes the powerful 9MM Mauser cartridge and saw service on the Eastern Front during WWII. Fully transferable specimens in this country are exceptionally rare, and this is an excellent find, considering especially that the SNs match between stock and receiver, and in view of the fact that the bore is near pristine. 53162-1 JWK (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1028

1029
$24,150.00

**HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER GERMAN C.G. HAENEL MP43/1 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 7828B. Cal. 7.92x33mm. 16-1/2″ bbl. Receiver manufactured by “cos” (Merz Werke), with eagle over 37 Haenel final proof, and marked “MP43/1”, and dated 43, making it an early specimen of its kind, with a heavy MKb(42) barrel. Note distinctive un-stepped barrel and “long” muzzle nut. Other parts such as gas block and bbl also have Haenel proof mark. Of interest the matching bolt was made by “ar” (Mauser). The piston of the carrier is also matching and made by Mauser with the carrier retaining only a Haenel and Nazi firing proof. External SN’s match. Orig taller profile buttstock measures 5-1/2″ heel to toe. Includes four orig mags one of which marked MP43, the others MP44. Also includes one complete trigger housing assembly with internals without grips, SN 6570. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance of orig finish is very good with some scattered areas of light minor brown pitting to more pronounced pitting on right side of receiver to the rear of ejection port, and also to front of grip frame. Good bore, unfortunately uncleaned for a significant time with some moderate pitting. Mechanics are fine, rear of mag housing assembly above pivot point where handgrip meets receiver has two drilled holes which do not seem to effect serviceability. Wood is in fine orig condition with handling marks and dings. Mags range from good to very good condition with orig finish. A scarce matching variation of an orig MP43/1 right down to one MP43 marked mag is certain to attract the interest of both collectors and shooters. 52925-1 JWK (22,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 1029

1030
$29,900.00

**HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE GERMAN WWII STG 44 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 3283ai. Cal. 7.92 x 33mm. 16-1/2″ bbl. J.P. Sauer mfg. STG 44 with final assembly in 1945. Registered as 3283a, but actual SN is 3283ai. Marked also in addition to “ce” on bottom of receiver, with Fleming and Wyandott, OK address. Bbl was mfg by C.G. Haneal with mostly Merztwerk subcontracted sheet metal parts. Buttstock hardware is a renumber from 4095. Hand grip is SN 3269ai marked underneath buttstock housing. Bolt carriers non-matching. Bolt is 3269 in electro-pencil on left side. No bolt cut-out indicating this bolt is of the earlier configuration, still completely correct and acceptable for this late war production gun. Rear sight is marked “69” on side. Buttstock profile is 5-1/2″ from heel to toe. One “MP44” Nazi proofed mag is included. Front sight hood not present. Laminated wood buttstock retains discernible letter proof mark in sling recess. Registration form indicates “Germany” in manufacturer’s block 3. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine to very fine. Orig dark blue lustrous finish on bbl and receiver with somewhat duller, yet orig finish on bbl heat shield and stock hardware thinning at the high points and with some dings to gray patina. Trigger housing and mag exhibit light gray phosphate finish, typical and expected from guns manufactured in this vintage. Buttstock hardware at rear of heel and toe also a phosphate finish turning to a pleasing gray patina. Wood grips and buttstock are fine with typical handling marks and some bruising. Mechanics are crisp and smooth. Exceedingly fine, bright brilliant bore. Serial evidently a Waffenmeister renumber with the last two-digits overstriking there predecessors. The STG 44 is the ancestor of all modern assault rifles which use an intermediate cartridge. The revived availability of ammunition of these guns has prompted many collectors and shooting enthusiasts to rediscover what a wonderfully comfortable and fun gun this is to shoot. It combines all the best elements for any machine gun enthusiast. Specimens dated 1945 are quite rare and desirable for the historical collector. 53234-1 JWK (26,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1030

1031
$14,950.00

**BERETTA MODEL 38A SUB MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 3606. 9mm. 14″ bbl. This Beretta was manufactured in 1943 and includes one 40-rnd magazine. SNs match on visible metal parts. Wooden stock SN does not match. Marked on top of receiver “MOSCHETTO-AUT.-MOD 38A-CAL.9-BREVET. N.828-428/P.BERETTA-GARDONEV.T-ITALIA-1943-XXI”. This highly successful machine gun utilizes two triggers, the forward trigger fires the weapon in semi automatic mode while the rear trigger fires it in full automatic. The sight radius is relatively long and provision to be able to fire in semi automatic mode aided in this weapon’s effectiveness. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good. Receiver is almost devoid of any finish and appears polished. End cap and bbl shroud retain about 60% blued finish while bbl visible through shroud retains about 80% of its gray finish. Magazine well retains a higher percentage of finish with some slight pitting. Trigger guard retains about 60% of its finish thinning to bare metal at high points. Two small trigger guard retaining screws are not present. Buttplate has some surface rust over about 50% of its finish. Buttstock has numerous handling marks and some chips and gouges and one 2″ long crack on left side running rear to front about halfway through stock. Magazine retains nearly all of its smooth dark blue finish. Mechanics are fine. Bore has strong rifling with quite a bit of shine and some light pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine. This model is widely maintained as one of the more successful sub machine gun designs of WWII. 52924-4 JWK (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1031

1032
$9,200.00

**BERETTA MODEL 38A SUB MACHINE GUN DEWAT CAPTURED AT SELZ, FRANCE WINTER 1944-45 (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 2199C. 9mm. 9″ bbl. This Beretta model 38A has matching numbers on all visible parts including bbl, receiver and wooden stock. Marked on top of receiver “MOSCH-AUT-PBERETTA-CAL.9-MOD.38A”. No forward sling loop present. One orig magazine present. Bolt functions properly within receiver with proper spring tension, however chamber has been filled with weld and fluted bbl spot welded to receiver at 6 o’clock position forward of magazine housing. This weapon is currently unserviceable. Captured from Germans by 2nd Bn. 276th Inf., 70th Inf. Div. at Selz, by Task Force Herren, France winter 1944-45. Included in this lot are copies of the original documentation authorizing the weapons exit from the European Theater of Operations, a certified copy of the original amnesty registration form, evidence that this weapon was on display at the Army War College Museum, and a document which states that this weapon was used as a display prop in the film Taps (1981) in the movie home of the General portrayed by actor George C. Scott. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: Personal Collection of B.G. (RET) Theo C. Mataxis, Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, & adviser to Afghanistan forces fighting against Soviet occupation during the 1980s. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. Over 90% of its dark military blue finish remaining with some loss of finish to high points, and with some pitting, particularly around trigger guard and with some scratches. Bolt and bolt face in extremely fine condition. Wooden stock has numerous dings, bruises, scratches and handling marks but is still completely serviceable. Weld plugging chamber does not seem to have cut very much, if at all, into the chamber itself. Metal has been discolored from heat where bbl is spot welded to receiver. Some discoloration and loss of finish to receiver tube opposite ejection port, incidental to chamber being welded. In this cataloger’s opinion it would not take a great deal of effort to bring this gun back into firing condition. 52924-5 JWK (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1032

1033
$7,475.00

**RARE FRENCH MAS MODEL 1938 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN F32472. Cal 7.65mm French long. 8 3/4″ bbl. This is an exceedingly fine condition specimen of the rare French MAS 1938 machine gun, which includes 2 orig magazines. Marked on left side of receiver with cal, maker, model and SN. Buttstock number does not match receiver number. This handy little machine gun incorporates flip-up rear peep sights for either 100 or 200 meters. Front sight rib not present, leaving only a groove. The innovative charging handle rides in recessed grooves cut into the side of the receiver. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is outstanding. Orig smooth gray Parkerized finish with absolutely clear markings on receiver. Much duller finish with gray patina at the high points on stock hardware and magazines. Stock exhibits a crack running parallel to the bore line, running from buttplate 8 7/8″ forward. This does not affect serviceability. Stock also exhibits maker’s cartouche on right side and has numerous dings and light handling marks. Wood grips also show light handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Excellent, brilliant bright bore. Quite a fine specimen of a well-made and handy little machine gun. 53160-3 JWK (5,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1033

1034
$6,325.00

**UNFINISHED YET REGISTERED WILSON ARMS COMPANY STEN MK II RECEIVER TUBE WITH PARTS SET (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN HF-935. Cal. 9 mm. 7-3/4″ bbl. Wilson registered tube completely inletted and in the white, without ejector. Included with this tube is one complete Sten parts set having saw cut tube piece with ejector intact and in place. Parts set includes both flat-butt and loop style stock extensions, two bolts total, trunnion, and one mag. Internal parts packaged in separate plastic pack. This tube is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish of tube is bare metal with small patches of scattered light pitting. Parts set ranges from very fine lustrous blue on loop style stock attachments to fair finish on receiver sections, one mag a gray patina, the other more of a lustrous blue. Good serviceable bbl with good shine. Mechanics are present and the parts are here for a qualified person to be able to assemble them into a fully transferable Sten machine gun. 52939-33 JWK (4,000-8,000) – Lot 1034

1035
$5,750.00

**UNFINISHED YET REGISTERED WILSON ARMS COMPANY STEN MK II RECEIVER TUBE WITH PARTS SET (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN IIF-947. Cal. 9 mm. 7-3/4″ bbl. Wilson registered tube completely inletted and in the white, without ejector. Included with this tube is one complete Sten parts set less tube piece with ejector. Parts set includes both flat-butt and loop style stock extensions, two bolts total, and one mag. Internal parts packaged in separate zip lock pack. This tube is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish of tube is bare metal with small patches of scattered light pitting. Parts set ranges from very fine lustrous blue on loop style stock attachments to fair finish on receiver sections, one mag a gray patina, the other more of a lustrous blue. Good serviceable bbl with good shine. Mechanics are present and the parts are here for a qualified person to be able to assemble them into a fully transferable Sten machine gun. 52939-38 JWK (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1035

1036
$7,475.00

**HIGHLY SOUGHT INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED STEN MK III MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 7810. Cal. 9mm. 11-1/4″ bbl. This is a Sten Mark III marked on top of magazine housing “STEN. M.C.MK III” and marked on left side of receiver with SN and “FAKTS MOD T”. Left side of body of suppressor below front sight is “7810S/FAKTS”. Exterior receiver numbers and number on bottom of magazine well does not match. This gun was manufactured and registered on a single tax stamp by Fred Kasse. The suppressed Sten was manufactured for use by special operation forces during WWII. Original specimens are exceedingly rare, so no doubt Fred Kasse made this one so that he and others could enjoy it as both a representative specimen and also as a recreation piece. It includes one blued steel 32 round magazine and one magazine loader marked “AUSTEN / 9MM / MAGAZINE FILLER / DC” and the other magazine loader is a contemporary loader. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine, smooth, grey, green finish as refinished upon remanufacture with some light pitting underneath the finish on both sides of the receiver. Mechanics are fine. Uncleaned bore has firing residue with discernible rifling. This will no doubt give some fortunate shooting enthusiast many hours of enjoyment and when fired with appropriate sub-sonic ammunition should be quite comfortable to shoot. 52939-46 JWK (5,500-10,500) – Lot 1036

1037
$1,610.00

BRITISH MACHINE GUN PARTS KIT LOT W/THREE STEN AND THREE STERLING PARTS KITS PLUS EXTRAS.

Cal. 9mm. 7-1/2″ bbl. Extensive Sten machine gun parts lot with 3 parts kits, less tube parts, with no ejector included, but each kit does included bbls, mag housings, and packets with small internal parts. No mags present. Additionally, there are the following parts beyond what is in complete sets: 1 tubular detachable shoulder stock, 4 trigger housing assembly frames with forend covers, 3 mainsprings, 3 bbls, 2 trunnions with perforated shrouds, 2 bolts, additional bag with recoil cups and numerous internal parts, including springs, selectors, etc. Three Sterling saw cut parts kits without tube pieces but do include 8″ bbls, bolts, hand grips, and folding stock assemblies. CONDITION: Overall appearance of Sten parts run from good to very good with some parts having a very gray patina and some scale corrosion to others with much more finish coverage. Bores are generally very good. Overall appearance of Sterling parts is fine with 90% or better coverage of hard black pebbled finish with some grease and gray patina starting to show. Bores are very fine. Mechanics of handgrips appear functional. A very nice grouping of parts for the British sub-machine gun enthusiast and useful for anyone who is considering making dealer samples. 52939-47 JWK (1,000-2,000) – Lot 1037

1038
$14,950.00

**ACTION-ARMS MINI UZI WITH FLEMING REGISTERED MACHINE GUN BOLT(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN U 163. Cal. .9 MM. 7 7/8″ bbl. Fleming registered bolt in Mini Uzi host gun SN MC 01025 with fold-out shoulder stock. Bbl manufactured with compensator cuts. Fleming address, co-located with action arms address on underside of receiver and also on top of bolt. Includes 1 oil lube bottle, brush, cleaning rod, take-down key and 1 20-rd magazine. The Mini Uzi, w/ its folding stock, is a very compact yet effective firepower package w/ stock extended. It can be quite controllable and accurate in the hands of a practiced shooter. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish mint unfired w/ the only noticeable blemish at the mouth of the magazine well, where there is bare metal from the magazine being inserted. Mechanics are crisp, bore is extremely fine. Pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition of this specimen. This is a rather rare model of a very popular machine gun and the condition sets this apart above others. 53170-2 JWK (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1038

1039
$14,950.00

**OUTSTANDING AS NEW IN BOX GROUP INDUSTRIES HR 4332 (UZI) MACHINE GUN(FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 102158. Cal. 9mm.10-1/2″ bbl. Fantastic Group Industries HR4332 (Uzi) registered receiver Vector Arms gun which includes orig box, sling one 25 rnd magazine, warranty slip and operation manual. Swing out folding shoulder stock at rear of butt with both Group and Vector markings on left side of receiver. The Uzi sub machine gun is a highly effective platform and quite accurate at longer ranges in the hands of a practiced shooter. The Group Industry guns demonstrate superior fit and finish and are always popular at the range. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine original smooth gray factory finish with extremely fine hard composite furnishings. Mechanics are crisp, bore is extremely fine, brilliant and bright. Magazine and sling do not appear to ever have been utilized. Box has last 4 of SN in black marker on top cover as well as at end of box. Pretty much as nice a condition specimen as one could hope to find. A wonderful opportunity here. 53237-1 JWK (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1039

1040
$10,925.00

**VERY POPULAR UZI MODEL “A” REGISTERED BOLT MACHINE GUN WITH SCREW ON SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) CEINER UZI. SN UZI-0BK43. Cal. 9mm. 10-1/2″ bbl w/o suppressor. Especially nice and desirable Uzi model “A” registered bolt machine gun with screw on suppressor. Both bolt and suppressor are registered by Ceiner. Suppressor screws on over existing bbl once bbl retention nut has been removed. Four 25 rnd and one 32 rnd mags included in this lot as well as the bbl retention nut for when suppressor is removed. 3-position selector/safety marked “A,F,S” with typical Action Arms and IMI Israel markings on right and left sides of receiver. Host gun is SA 09051. Pulled out shoulder stock deploys properly. This ensemble will require two $200.00 transfer tax if being transferred on an ATF form 4. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine with some scratches and nicks to suppressor and loss of finish at high edges of the muzzle where the cap of this can screws on and off. Also the black enamel paint of the folding stock is starting to chip at the edges. Black composite grips are very fine. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is shiny and bright, baffles of silencer are quite clean and shiny. Mags are extremely fine with 25 rnd mags having a gray finish. The Uzi is actually quite accurate at longer ranges and a very effective machine gun at closer ranges. NFA 2) CEINER UZI SUPPRESSOR. SN SUZI-100. Typical Ceiner can type suppressor with screw off cap for servicing steel wool material. These suppressors actually work quite well. 12″ overall. CONDITION: Very fine with some nicks and dings, loss of finish where it contacts the high edges. NFA 53171-19, 53171-20 JWK (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1040

1041
$9,775.00

**NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX SWD COBRAY M11 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 86-0012172. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Straight forward, new in box, M11 machine gun with one plastic magazine, mag loader, cleaning rod, nylon strap, and orig operating manual. End of box has SN matching to gun. The M11 has enjoyed an increase in popularity as high quality attachments have been developed which make it ever more effective as a submachine gun. This specimen has a slide out shoulder loop and slotted tab at muzzle which incorporates the included nylon strap, so that the muzzle may be held down while firing. This is a select fire weapon with the selector switch on the left side. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. This is one of two consecutively numbered M11 machine guns in this sale. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine. Appears to be unfired with a dark parkerized finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore appears unfired. Always a very popular machine gun. The bbl is threaded from the factory which makes it very versatile for attachments. 52939-26 JWK (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1041

1042
$7,475.00
Revised: 3/20/2018

Please Note: This gun’s magazine housing has been modified to accept UZI magazines. Traditional M-11 magazines will not fit.

**S.W.D. INC. COBRAY M-11 MACHINE GUN WITH TOMLIN ORDINANCE MA-9 SUPPRESSOR. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) SWD M11. SN 86-0009312. Cal. .9MM. Bbl 15 1/2″ w/ suppressor attached. Popular M-11 9MM w/ suppressor. One magazine included, no shoulder stock present. A fine entry-level machine gun w/ screw-on suppressor. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. There are 2 NFA items in this lot, and if transferred on an ATF Form 4, they will require two separate forms and two $200.00 transfer taxes paid. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine, w/ some loss of finish to a gray patina at high edges. Mechanics are crisp, bore is shiny with some firing residue. NFA 2) TOMLIN ORDNANCE DEPOT MA9SMG SUPPRESSOR. SN 0012. Cal. 9MM. 12″ overall length. Tomlin Ordinance Depo suppressor w/ smooth black finish and pebbled finished muzzle cap. CONDITION: Overall very fine w/ some loss of finish to the high edges, w/ clean baffles. NFA 53164-5, 53164-6 JWK (5,500-8,500) – Lot 1042

1043
$7,475.00

**NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX SWD COBRAY M11 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 86-0012173. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Straight forward, new in box, M11 machine gun with one plastic magazine, mag loader, cleaning rod, nylon strap, green web Cobray marked shoulder strap, and orig operating manual. End of box has SN matching to gun. The M11 has enjoyed an increase in popularity as high quality attachments have been developed which make it ever more effective as a submachine gun. This specimen has a slide out shoulder loop and slotted tab at muzzle which incorporates the included nylon strap, so that the muzzle may be held down while firing. This is a select fire weapon with the selector switch on the left side. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. This is one of two consecutively numbered M11 machine guns in this sale. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine. Appears to be unfired with a dark parkerized finish with the occasional bit of oil residue. Mechanics are crisp. Bore appears unfired. Always a very popular machine gun. The bbl is threaded from the factory which makes it very versatile for attachments. 52939-27 JWK (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1043

1044
$8,050.00

**RARE TEXAS MANUFACTURED INGRAM M10A1 MILITARY ARMAMENT CORP MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN A604408. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Extremely fine condition MAC INGRAM M10A1 registered in both 9mm and 45 ACP with Stephenville, Texas address on right side of frame. Safety is a “Push through the trigger guard” type reminiscent of the M1 Garand rifle. Heavy duty knurled cocking knob at top of receiver with recess to be able to view front sight. Telescoping buttstock at rear of receiver. Selector on left side indicates “1” and “32”. Included is one high capacity magazine and cardboard shipping box. This is a very well made and hefty specimen, well suited for either 45 ACP or 9mm but currently in 9mm. Recessed circular cut-out on right side of frame as factory finished. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine, smooth gray orig finish on all metal parts to include magazine. Mechanics are crisp, bore is very fine and brilliant with some firing residue. A very nice specimen from a rare manufacturer. This should be of interest to forward thinking collectors as these popular machine gun models are enjoying a rise in popularity. 53237-2 JWK (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1044

1045
$6,325.00

**JERSEY ARMS WORK MANUFACTURED COPY (AVENGER) OF THE M10 45ACP MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 820101119. Cal. 45 ACP. 6″ BBL. Outstanding condition Jersey Arms works copy of the classic M-10 .45 acp machine gun in its original box with manual, cleaning rod, and one M3 “Grease Gun” magazine. Gun is marked on right side with Jersey Arms Work address and Cobray logo. Cobray logo also just behind front sight. Left side is marked “MODEL AVENGER SERIES COMMANDO CALIBER 45 ACP” with SN. Telescoping buttstock at rear of receiver and threaded bbl. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine with original Parkerized finish on all metal parts except for bbl and magazine which has a high lustrous blue finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is very fine with some firing residue. Manual and box in very fine condition. These guns have enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due to the availability of some excellent after market attachments. A classic entry level fast firing machine gun which packs incredible firepower. 53237-3 JWK (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1045

1046
$6,325.00

**HIGHLY POPULAR INGRAM POWDER SPRINGS M-10 MACHINE GUN WITH GEM TECH VIPER-9 SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) MILITARY ARMAMENT CORP M10. SN 2-2000888. Cal. 9mm. 13-1/2″ bbl with suppressor attached. Attractive Powder Springs Mac-10 with Viper-9 suppressor includes orig strap at muzzle and one orig mag. This select fire machine gun incorporates a telescoping shoulder stock in addition to the front grasping strap. The incorporated screw-on Viper-9 suppressor has been locked in place with a set-screw locking arrangement. Grasping the knurled silencer with a non-figuring hand steadies this gun considerably. Typical Ingram markings with Cobray logo on right side with selector on left side of receiver. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine to extremely fine with orig smooth gray-blue finish with somewhat lighter finish on the upper receiver assembly. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is fine, bright with some residue in the grooves. These guns have enjoyed an increase in popularity due to the availability of excellent aftermarket attachments which increase the tactical effectiveness of these guns. 2) GEMTECH VIPER-9 SUPPRESSOR. SN S07-21534. Gem-Tech Viper-9 suppressor, overall 9-3/4″ l. Marked with marker’s mark and SN at side with knurled grip. CONDITION: Overall extremely fine, retaining nearly all of its black hard coat finish. NFA 53165-1, 53165-2 JWK (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1046

1047
$5,750.00

**MILITARY ARMAMENT CORP, POWDER SPRINGS M-10 MACHINE GUN IN 9MM (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 2-300-4863. Cal. 9mm. 5-3/4″ bbl. Very straight forward specimen of the popular Ingram 9mm machine gun with Cobray logo on right side of receiver with Powder Springs address. Incorporates telescoping swing down shoulder loop and hand strap at muzzle. These popular entry level machine guns have experienced revitalized interest with the recent released of after market attachments which have increased their effectiveness at range events. One mag included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine, gray Parkerized finish with some slight handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bbl has firing residue with some darkness in the grooves. Firing from an open bolt, this fast firing MG has been called a “bullet hose”. 53171-17 JWK (4,500-7,500) – Lot 1047

1048
$4,600.00

**JERSEY ARMS WORKS AVENGER MODEL (M-10) MACHINE GUN FRAME ONLY REGISTERED IN MULTIPLE CALIPERS (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 820101201. Cal. 45/9mm. This is a Jersey Arms Works registered machine gun frame for the Avenger Model (M-10 clone) Commando Series machine gun. Marked as Cal. 45 ACP on frame it is actually registered with additional configuration cal 9mm on the current registration form. Jersey Arms Works markings on right side of receiver with SN and model markings on left side of receiver. Included is one 20 round magazine in the magazine well. Please note that this is a registered frame only and there are no parts with the exception of the noted magazine. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine, smooth lustrous blue finish with some blemishes and scratch marks, but it is the legally registered part of a machine gun. 52939-39 JWK (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1048

1049
$4,600.00

**HATTON INDUSTRIES REGISTERED MODEL S-701 (M-10 CLONE) MACHINE GUN LOWER RECEIVER ONLY (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 820101465. Cal. 45/9mm. This is a Jersey Arms Works marked but Hatton Industries registered machine gun frame for the Avenger Model (M-10 clone) Commando Series machine gun. Marked as Cal. 45 ACP on frame. Jersey Arms Works markings on right side of receiver with SN and model markings on left side of receiver. Included is one 20 round magazine in the magazine well. Please note that this is a registered frame only and there are no parts with the exception of the noted magazine. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine, smooth lustrous blue finish with only the slightest of handling marks visible and some loss of finish on the inside of the frame where the safety would go. 52939-40 JWK (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1049

1050
$6,325.00

**POPULAR JOHN B STEMPLE MODEL 76/45 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 159. Cal. 45acp. 7″ bbl. Stemple model 76/45 copy of the Smith & Wesson model 76. Comes with a total of three adapted M3 grease gun magazines. This is a very straight forward and reliable machine gun with a simple sliding safety forward of trigger guard. Marked “J. STEMPLE GROVEPORT, OHIO” on right side of receiver next to SN. Receiver number is the only visible number. Stemple machine guns are well made and reliable shooters and are often seen at the range. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine. Orig gray parkerized finish with matching gray parkerized refinish on magazines. Composite handgrip very fine with a couple of handling marks. Soft, rubber casing on swing out shoulder loop also very fine. Mechanics are fine. Bore is very fine, shiny, and bright. The .45 Stemple machine gun is a nice compact fire power package, easy to transport with it’s stock folded and effective fired from the shoulder with stock extended. 52939-28 JWK (4,500-5,500) – Lot 1050

1051
$6,325.00

**FINE MK ARMS MODEL 760 SWING OUT STOCK MACHINE GUN WITH ATTACHED SIGHT BASE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN P0093. Cal. 9mm. 8-1/2″ bbl. This MK Arms model 760 machine gun is a copy of the Smith & Wesson Model 76. This specimen in addition to its swing out shoulder stock also includes a spare metal hand grip with attachment screw so that it can be reconfigured as pistol grip only gun. Five 36 rnd double stack mags are included, on 1 of which the “rnds remaining” indicators are in Farsi. This gun has been retrofitted with a sight base for attaching an unknown type of sight which is not present. It is a select fire machine gun with ambidextrous selector. The orig owners manual and parts diagram is included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine smooth gray Parkerized finish with some slight wear at the point where the bolt rides within the receiver and where the selector switch rotates. Rubber protective coating on swing out shoulder loop also very fine. Mechanics are fine. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Composite handgrip also very fine. A great little recreational sub-machine gun. 53171-9 JWK (4,500-6,500) – Lot 1051

1052
$20,700.00

**EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE FLUTED JACKET VICKERS MACHINE GUN ON VICKERS ARMSTRONG TRIPOD WITH ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN H4879. Cal. 303. 28-3/8″ bbl. Extremely fine British proofed early fluted jacket Vickers water cooled machine gun as registered by Dick Wray. Current registration form indicates “VSM” with “Cincinnati, OH” address with model “Vickers”. Accessories include three feed blocks, three locks, one bulb type flash hider, one Fuzee spring, three drain corks, three tabless cloth belts, three WWII brass tabbed Dunlop cloth belts, one steam hose, one water can, one metal ammo can, four wooden boxes of belted .303 ammunition on tabless cloth belts, two metal ammo boxes with two wooden boxes of belted ammo marked for the country of Jordan and 10 spare Vickers bbls, all in .303 British. Also an orig Vickers Armstrong tripod with brass identification plate with later model tripod head and metal ammo box frame. This very handsome fluted jacket Vickers gun has an “FBP” marked muzzle attachment with brass chain and brass .303 feed block currently installed. Right side plate marked with SN below feed block opening and this number matches number on top of water jacket. Attractive walnut back plate handles retain oil caps, cross head and numerous parts including back plate, top cover trigger bar, top cover and water jacket, all are “VSM” marked. Bbls range from “VSM” marked to “VAC” marked and “MA” marked, so there is a full range of the different eras of bbl manufacturing. Several of the ammo boxes are sealed, one opened box contains orig British corrosive .303 ammunition on tabless belt. Approximately 2,000 rnds total. Spare feed blocks also brass. Two locks are Australian manufacture, third is marked “VSM”. Orig water jacket patch WWII repair kit in tin box.This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are very fine with over 90% orig finish on water jacket with the balance an apparent refinish with subsequent wear to the high edges particularly on the back plate with some scattered brown spots on the Fusee cover and some areas turning a gray patina. Water jacket filler and drain plugs in very good condition. Cork in steam outlet fractured but in place. Bbls range in condition to very fine deep lustrous finish on the “MA” marked bbl to scattered brown light pitting with most of the bbls having fine bright bores and anti-moisture storage paper in the bores. All locks appear to be in serviceable condition with the two Australian locks being near mint. Belts likewise all appear to be in fine serviceable condition as is steam hose. Mechanics are functional. Uncleaned bore in gun with other bores ranging from good to very fine. The Vickers machine gun enjoys great popularity because it can be readily converted to multiple calibers such as .30-06, .308, 8mm, and most usually 7.62 Russian. This versatility together with its classic durable design and attractive looks make it an institution at shooting ranges for the foreseeable future. 52939-34 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1052

1053
$11,500.00

***FLUTED VICKERS .303 WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 3687. Cal .303 British. 28-1/2″ bbl. This fine example of the Vickers machine gun is marked on the top of the water jacket “V.S.M.” followed by “7.92/303” and comes with an orig wooden transit chest, WWII era tripod, WWII era water can and steam hose. Also includes one bulb-type flash hider, and one orig sealed ammunition box with 303 belted ammo. Right sideplate is marked “BNP 7.9 M/M 2.244″ 18 TONS” followed by “BELLO WPR.FT” (dealer information). This indicates as does the current registration paperwork that this gun was at one time in 8mm Mauser. Currently, however, it is in .303 British with the appropriate feed block, bolt and bbl. Rear sight is marked “V.A.C. 303 VII no 2 mk I”. This specimen retains the rare dial sight bracket affixed to the left receiver plate, with the appropriately longer backplate retaining pin. Water fill plug is brass & water drain plug present. Steam hose cork not present. Water jacket SN does not match lock SN. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is transferable only to current FFL and Class III SOT license holders on an ATF form 3 as a pre-86 dealer sample and current transfer form is marked “LIMITED TO USE AS SALES SAMPLE”. In this status, the weapon may be retained by the FFL/SOT license holder privately when they relinquish their license. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine retaining most of its orig dark brown finish with dark olive paint on jacket. Paint has numerous small chips with brassing at the tripod mounting points. Internals are clean and serviceable, bore is pitted with distinct rifling. Wooden handles are sound and serviceable with some handling marks. Tri-pod is repainted green with SN 1543 on top of head. Transit chest is green with a sq white rectangle at center top of lid and contains one tab-less Vickers cloth belt. Vickers guns are renowned for their endurance during firing tests and they are highly popular machine gun as they can be converted to various calibers, including 7.62 Russian. 53160-1 JWK (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 1053

1054
$14,950.00

**RARE & COLLECTIBLE COLT MODEL 1914 “POTATO DIGGER” MACHINE GUN ONCE OWNED BY STEMBRIDGE GUN RENTALS (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 14180. Cal. .30-06. 29″ bbl. Fine example of the early United States Browning “Digger” machine gun in its refined form as mfg. by Colt as Model of 1914. Large dia bbl, wood grips and comes on a scarce and desirable orig brass head tripod. Colt “digger” acquired its name due to the large operating lever that reciprocates upon firing arching downward and moving back and forth from each shot as the gas is expelled from the cyl. When placed close to the ground, this lever would dig a hole into the ground, hence the name digger. Matching numbers between receiver and bbl are the only visible external SNs. When pulled to the rear, the actuating arm number SN is visible which also matches. Two right hand receiver sideplate screws are not present, however this does not affect function. Tripod retains its orig leather leg strap. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. Included is orig STEMBRIDGE GUN RENTALS INC receipt indicating that this gun identified by SN was provided to Columbia Pictures Inc where it would’ve been used in motion pictures. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine. Orig blued finish turning a pleasing brown patina on sideplates, bbl and grip frame with very fine to extremely fine lustrous blue finish on rear portion of receiver. Top of sight and muzzle area as well as lower portions of sideplate turning an even gray patina. Mechanics are fine Bore is also fine with bright rifling. Tripod exhibits about 70% orig painted finish with front legs turned a brown patina. Wooden brace completely intact and in fine, serviceable condition. Early American machine guns command a premium and this one with its added film history provenance is an especially desirable specimen. 53213-1 JWK (8,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1054

1055
$0.00

**HOTCHKISS BRITISH 1909 MARK I PORTABLE MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN E27497. Cal. 303 British, 23″ bbl. Hand grip is brass. Bbl is non matching SN B20962. Bbl retains broad arrow and British proof marks as does side of receiver and hand grip assembly. Gas port retaining band dated 1918 and retains orig brass chain. Includes orig tripod as well as metal detachable shoulder stock with orig leather pin retention strap. Top of feed shuttle marked with broad arrow and SN 549. Marked on top “BELT OR STRIP FEED”. Trigger moves freely however feed mechanism is jammed. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine retaining 70% finish with significant loss of finish turning to patina on bbl. Metal forend has much higher percentage of finish as does receiver itself although bottom or receiver is thinning and turning to patina. Bottom of shoulder extension has some significant dings and dents but none of this detracts from appearance and profile. Mechanics need attention. Bore has strong rifling with dark grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut is very clean with some slight pitting. A nice example of British WWI era MG particularly with brass chain intact, and shoulder stock pin strap. 52924-1 JWK (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1055

1056
$6,325.00

**HOTCHKISS 1914 PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MADE FOR BRAZIL (C&R).

SN 144. Cal. 7mm. 23-1/2″ bbl. French made portable Hotchkiss with fixed wooden stock made under contract for Brazil. Marked on left side of receiver “MITRAILLEUSE LEGERE HOTCHKISS/BREVETEE S.G.D.G. CALIBRE 7 M/M”. Gun appears to have all external SN matching parts. Bbl, bbl retaining collar, bolt, charging handle, feed shuttle and buttstock. Mechanics are fine. Bbl threaded for flash hider which is not present. Brazilian crest on right side of receiver. Bi-pod legs and spring clips present and serviceable. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is good to very good with about 60% blue finish thinning along receiver and forend assembly. Bbl retains significantly more finish. Wooden buttstock has some scratches and brassing to bottom of hand grip and 1″ crack on left side where it meets receiver and also on right side extending about an inch to the rear of the tang in a curving radius forward, but is otherwise complete and serviceable. Mechanics are fine. Mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Bore has strong rifling with slight darkness to grooves. Bolt face is excellent. Gas nut is clean with only slight pitting. This weapon appears as if someone just took it from a Brazilian soldier and brought it home. Nice orig, unaltered condition. The Hotchkiss design was dependable and effective as a slow firing machine gun and was used by several countries during and after WWI. It’s design is very popular with those who own specimens. If one has access to the French made Turkish 8mm kits this gun can be converted to fire the popular 8mm. Feed strips interchange. 53092-1 JWK (7,500-12,000) C&R – Lot 1056

1057
$4,025.00

EXTREMELY SOUGHT AFTER AND SCARCE ORIGINAL PAINT FRENCH 1915 OMNIBUS TRIPOD FOR FRENCH HOTCHKISS MODELS OF MACHINE GUN (TRIPOD ONLY).

Cal. N/A. Bbl N/A. Seldom if ever seen French Hotchkiss machine gun omnibus tripod, which retains its orig paint. The omnibus tripod is the preferred tripod for the French Hotchkiss models of machine guns, and a highly sought accessory item for both the WWI historical collector and also the recreational shooting enthusiast. Almost exclusively when found, these tripods have been repainted or otherwise in rather poor condition. This specimen is in fine working order and retains its orig paint. Please note that this lot contains only the tripod. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine to very fine, with about 90% orig paint remaining w/mechanics also in fine operating condition. A wonderful find for the collector who has no tripod for their Hotchkiss machine gun, or for the collector who wishes to upgrade to a better example. 53160-10 JWK (2,500-4,000) – Lot 1057

1058
$9,775.00

***FINE BSA LEWIS MODEL 1914 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC) (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 13992. Cal. .303 Brit. 28″ bbl. Very attractive BSA Lewis gun with British nitro release proofs on left side and “BELLO, FL.” (importer) added marking at top of receiver near pan socket. SN matches between action cover and top of receiver SN near pan attachment socket, top of cooling jacket SN does not match. Plates on either side above pistol grip marked “RIGHT I*” and “LEFT I*”. This gun includes orig clamp on bi-pod dated 1922 and 2 orig pan 47 round magazines with .303 ammunition in brown canvas web carrier. Also included is a steel ammo chest with two boxes of belted .303 British ammunition. The Lewis Model 1914 was one of the most popular and sought-after machine guns of WWI, much admired by the Germans, who captured and used them whenever they could. It remains today a very popular collector’s and shooter’s firearm, to which this cataloger can attest.This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable ONLY to current FFL/SOT dealers on a form 3. As a Pre-86 dealer sample under current regulations it may be retained personally when as sole proprietor FFL/SOT dealer relinquishes their FFL. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine as refinished in an attractive, smooth dark gray finish. A couple of dings, one noticeable 3 1/2″ from the front of the cooling jacket at top to a couple of dimples 6-8″ from the rear of the cooling housing on right side. Wood has some dings, a couple of scars and handling marks, but still quite solid and serviceable with steel reinforcement plates on both sides. Bi-pod also refinished with a couple of spots of storage corrosion. Pan magazines exhibit fine orig finish starting to turn a gray patina at the high edges. Canvas carrier in extremely fine condition. Mechanics are crisp. Very fine, clean, brilliant right bore. A great Lewis gun for the machine gun collector/enthusiast. 53164-3 JWK (6,500-8,500) C&R – Lot 1058

1059
$40,250.00

**MAGNIFICENT SAVAGE LEWIS MACHINE GUN WITH NAVY ANCHOR PROOFED BOLT (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 19209. Cal. .30-06 27-1/2″ bbl. Exceedingly clean Lewis machine gun as manufactured by Savage Arms Corporation and so marked on right side of receiver as well as on action cover. Tiny U/3 proof mark at top of cooling shroud. Bolt charging handle safety cover is from a British Lewis gun and marked “BSA” and also “LEFT I*”. This lot includes three orig loaded 47 round .30-06 pan magazines in two canvas carriers with one loading tool, clamp on bipod marked “EFD”, book The Lewis Gun by David Truby and five vintage Lewis machine gun manuals, one “Lewis Gun Mechanism Made Easy” sixth edition, one “The Complete Lewis Gunner” (British publications), two Savage Arms Corporation “Lewis Machine Gun” in sealed plastic sleeves, and one handbook of the “Lewis Machine Gun (Airplane Type)” for Model 1917-18. The Lewis Machine Gun was a highly successful, portable machine gun from the WWI era and highly prized by soldiers who could acquire them (especially the Germans when they captured them). This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine likely an arsenal refinish with very fine pin prick roughness on right side of receiver in vicinity of maker’s markings, underneath the finish. Wooden hand grips are extremely fine, near pristine. Wooden buttstock has a few dings and handling marks. Bolt is in the white with US Navy Anchor proof mark clearly visible through ejection port. Mechanics are crisp with a very smooth action. Bore is fine with some firing residue in grooves. Pan magazines range from very good to very fine with some brown patina and otherwise turning a pleasing gray patina particularly at the high edges. Bipod extremely fine, dull blue refinsh. Manuals are all in good condition. An extremely attractive Lewis with a very smooth action and great accessories included. 53185-2 JWK (35,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1059

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1060
$40,250.00

**EXTREMELY DESIRABLE ALL ORIGINAL NEW ENGLAND WESTINGHOUSE BROWNING MODEL 1917 MACHINE GUN ON TRIPOD WITH ACCESSORIES (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 226054. Cal. .30-06 24″ bbl. Very desirable curio and relic eligible unmodified Browning Model 1917 machine gun. This is pure joy for the early American machine gun collector as it is in its orig unmodified form without reinforcement stirrup at bottom plate. Most of the early Browning water cooled guns were retrofitted to strengthen the attachment of the side plate to the bottom plate. In addition to a WWII era 1917A1 tripod, this well accessorized lot includes two wooden ammo boxes and one of which has Berdan primed belted ammunition on a green linen belt, the other box contains display ammunition with struck primers on a green linen belt with an additional linen belt. Also included is an empty wooden gunners box with a blue identifying stripe around the outside, two steam condensing hoses in canvas covers and an extremely rare orig Browning Machine Gun Model 1917 handbook with revision date July 1, 1918. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4, as curio & relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine to extremely fine, gray green arsenal refinish (probably for WWII), with some dings at the high points showing gray metal with a noticeable ding at the bottom right side plate on the inside of the plate where one cannot see it when viewed from the side. Bronze trunnion and end caps turning a nice dark patina, starting to get a bit crusty where the solder is visible at the steel water jacket. Wooden pistol grip handles quite attractive. Cork and water fill and drain plugs in extremely fine condition. Bolt devoid of markings on top or national stock # at bottom indicating early vintage. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very fine, shiny and bright. Boxes and cans appear to have orig paint as does tripod with brass identification plate intact. Orig curio & relic eligible specimens of this machine gun service very rarely. To find one in this condition is exceptional. 53185-1 JWK (35,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1060

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1062
$20,125.00

**VERY ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL WESTINGHOUSE BROWNING MODEL 1917 WATER-COOLED MACHINE GUN AS REGISTERED BY DLO WITH TRIPOD AND ACCESSORIES. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 151470. Cal. .30.06. 24″ bbl. Attractive example of the Browning 1917 machine gun as manufactured by N.E. Westinghouse Co., and subsequently registered by Douglas Oefinger. Includes WW II era water chest, steam condensing hose in case, wooden ammunition box w/ 100-rd cloth belt w/ approx. 42 rds of commercial Winchester ammunition, 2 additional grommet ended cloth belts and post WWII gunner’s kit box w/ spare bolt, spare parts roll, lubricating can, tool roll and spare main spring, as well as WWII era 1917A1 tripod. External SN is the only visible SN The 1917 Browning was fielded during WWI and later modified to 1917A1 by adding a reinforcement stirrup at the bottom of the receiver plates. Unmodified specimens in their orig configurations are extremely rare. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Very fine orig finish thinning to a pleasing gray-brown patina w/ some high edge wear at tripod attachment points, with pleasing dark patina to bronze trunnion and end cap. Thumb piece on water fill cap intact, chain and drain plug at muzzle are replacements, with remnants of the cork plug in steam output aperture. Mechanics are crisp, very smooth action, bore is very good w/ some shine, dark in the grooves w/ moderate pitting. Ammo box and water can exhibit fine orig paint and appear very serviceable. Steam hose and cover extremely fine, appear unissued, as does gunner’s box and tools. Tripod retains legible 1942 date on brass data plate w/ very fine paint coverage. This is a wonderful opportunity for the WWI American machine gun collector who desires a fully transferable specimen of a very rare WWI collectible for their personal collection. 53161-1 JWK (17,500-25,500) – Lot 1062

1063
$17,250.00

**VERY ATTRACTIVE COLT MODEL 1928 COMMERCIAL BROWNING WATER COOLED MACHINE GUN AS REGISTERED BY CHARLES ERB (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN USN7763797W. Cal. 7.65 mm Argentine. 27-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Extremely attractive Colt commercial model 1928 Browning water cooled machine gun as registered by Charles Erb of Fredericktown, PA, and so marked on right hand sideplate, with added SN in recessed portion after “U.S. NO.” and registration SN also visible engraved at bottom flat of right sideplate. Orig Colt markings on left hand sideplate with Argentine property number visible at top of brass trunnion. Brass water jacket cap also very attractive. Wooden grips on pistol handle. Water fill and drain caps with orig chains present. Included with this lot is a 1942 manufactured 1917A1 tripod, complete manufacturer’s plate attached to leg. Shiny unmarked bolt in receiver. Cartridge spacer for 7.65 Argentine in feed way. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine to very fine with lustrous blue refinish with some dings visible under the refinish. Bronze trunnion and front cap of water jacket turning a pleasing dull patina with a little bit of green just starting at the trunnion cap. 1928 Colt Commercial style flash hider has scattered areas of corrosion that should clean up with a little care as should some small areas of surface corrosion at top of water jacket. Sight ladder and bolt are in the white. Charging handle just starting to turn a gray patina. 1917 A1 WWII era tri-pod is very fine, with orig paint, with brass socket and some corrosion to the stirrup which holds the machine gun. Leather leg retention strap intact and in good condition. Gun attachment chain and pin are replacements. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, bright bore. The Colt 1928 commercial gun was the product of taking off left WWI Contract over parts and assembling them into guns, making what new ones were needed and then marketing the guns as “new” models to the post WWI world. Fortunately for the US collector’s market, many of the ones purchased by Argentina have found their way back to the United States almost exclusively as parts kits. These are very attractive machine guns and this is one of the very few extent original intact guns that was not cut up. 53171-10 JWK (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1063

1064
$29,900.00

**EXTREMELY FINE CATCO REGISTERED SIDE PLATE BROWNING 1919 A4 MACHINE GUN ON COLT COMMERCIAL TRIPOD WITH NUMEROUS ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 5132. Cal. 308. 24″ bbl. Very attractive Browning 1919 A4 with addition parts to configure to 1919 A6. Includes detachable shoulder stock assembly, clamp on bi-pod, 1919 A6 flash hider. Also included is one 1919 A6 bbl, four 1919 A4 bbls total, a spare perforated bbl shroud and contemporary spade handle assembly for a different gun. Spare 30-06 booster, a stripped bolt, stripped top cover. Also a Colt commercial tripod with brass plate and leather strap intact. As a nice bonus, a sealed can of belted Cal. 30 M2 ammunition. Also included are three 250 and six 100 round cloth belts. Gun handgrip retains hard brown Bakelite grip handles. Top of bolt is marked MG48041 with hand stenciled “DP”. Tripod retaining pins not present. Brass plate on tripod is unnumbered. The Browning 1919 A4 machine gun is the main staple for belt fed shooting enthusiasts. Emminently durable and able to be converted to multiple calibers, they run well and are always popular. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine as refinished upon re manufacture. Tripod is also extremely fine with the same hue of a grey parkerized finish as the gun. Mechanics are fine. Two of the bbls are sealed in their orig cosmoline wrapping, a third is in extremely fine condition and wrapped in paper. A6 bbl is also very fine with a bright, shiny bore. Bbl in gun very good with a shiny, bright bore. Grips are in very good condition. This is a very nice shooters ensemble especially with the desirable Colt tripod. 52939-6 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1064

1065
$80,500.00

**UTTERLY FANTASTIC AND RARE COLT R75A BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH DETACHABLE BARREL (CURIO & RELIC).

SN C102974. Cal .30-06. 23 3/4″ bbl. Truly exceptional and exceedingly rare Colt Model R75A version of the Browning automatic rifle. This incorporates some very desirable features, most importantly a quick detachable bbl which is affected by actuating the lever at the front of the gas cylinder and lifting the bbl retention spring with the point of a cartridge. Other noteable features include a bbl carrying handle, a bi-pod which is attached to the gas cylinder and folds up out of the way into recesses in the wood forend, a hinged magazine well cover, an ejection port cover, and also an incorporated pistol grip. Marked “COLT model R75”, with SN on top of receiver. This is the only visible external SN. The Colt Model R75A incorporated all the most desirable features, but unfortunately was costly to produce and very few specimens remain extant and registered for private ownership. Lot includes one 20-rd Seymour manufactured magazine, and orig instructions manual for the Colt Automatic Machine Rifle Model R75, and also Orig Colt “Information relating to Colt Automatic Machine Rifle (R75A). The 3-position selector does not incorporate the familiar stud to protect the weapon for inadvertently being put on safe. Otherwise a familiar appearing BAR receiver when viewed from the left side. Fine, high-quality walnut forend and stock. Bi-pod incorporates a nice positive latch at the scissor brace,which holds the bi-pod positively in place against the forend when not in use. Manufacturer’s block of NFA registration indicates “Colt”. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish simply outstanding. Very fine to extremely fine, smooth gray Parkerized finish on receiver with fine finish on retention latches, charging handle and trigger housing, as well as gas cylinder and carrying handle. These pieces show more of a dark patina with some light corrosion. Gas cylinder exhibits an area of brown patina at forward sling swivel. Bbl exhibits an extremely fine dull gray finish, consistent with rest of firearm. There is some high edge wear to gray metal at the buttplate. Lustrous blue finish on ejection port cover hardware. Dull blue finish on magazine well cover starting to turn a brown patina with same condition on pistol grip frame. Mechanics are crisp, bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright, bolt face also extremely fine. Wood is very fine with some dings and handling marks, very attractive. With only a handful of these in the registry, this is a rare opportunity for the advanced American machine gun collector to acquire one of the scarcest and most desirable of the Browning automatic rifle models. 53153-1 JWK (70,000-100,000) C&R – Lot 1065

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1066
$40,250.00

**BEAUTIFUL DEEP LUSTROUS BLUE FINISH FLEMING REGISTERED WINCHESTER WWI ERA MODEL 1918 BAR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 72246. Cal. 30-06. 30-7/8″ bbl with correct WWI vintage flash hider. Simply a superb restoration of a WWI vintage Model 1918 Browning machine rifle (B.A.R.). White filled markings stand out on top of receiver which accentuates ordnance flaming bomb proof marks as well as correct “W” marked bbl with ordnance bomb proof and dated “10-18”. Ordnance proof also visible forward of rear sight base. Top of receiver SN is the only visible number. The Browning automatic rifle was designed and intended to provide “walking fire” for American troops. This version is select fire which allows for only semi and full auto fire in addition to the safety position. Although receiver markings indicate manufacture by Winchester, this gun has been registered by Fleming as fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. This is an National Firearms Act item and require BATF approval prior to transfer. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. 98% or better top quality professional deep, lustrous blue re-finish with perfect checkered wood forearm and buttstock. It is only upon the closest discerning examination that one can find the occasional strike mark or pin prick under this re-finish. “N.S.” marked bolt in the white with blued interior of receiver and near 100% finish within magazine well. Front sight is a slightly plum color due to metallurgical hardness upon re-finish. Magazine is consistent with rest of firearm finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very good with some shine and some light to moderate pitting. Finding a 1918 Browning automatic rifle made by Winchester is a rare treat. Finding one that was actually made before WWI ended adds to the value of this find. 53165-6 JWK (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1066

1067
$31,625.00

**BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT ALL WOOD STOCK ERMCO 1918-A2 BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN B0009. Cal. .30-06. 27″ bbl with flash hider. Near mint superb and attractive wood stocked Browning automatic rifle as manufactured by ERMCO utilizing US GI parts. Flaming bomb symbol and 1919 date on bbl forward of receiver with British proofs on left side of bbl forward of receiver. Receiver SN is the only visible SN. Smooth wooden forend, and wooden buttstock with flip up shoulder rest, and attached Bi-pod 3rd (and best) model gas port regulator at front of gas cyl. Also include is a carrying handle off of gun. The American B.A.R. was designed and fielded to provide “Walking fire” for troops to use when on the assault. The later 1918 A2 model incorporated a bi-pod so that the rifle could be used in a steadier manner. The A2 model also is a full automatic only machine gun with a fast automatic and slow automatic setting only on the selector. This makes it ideal for a collector in Connecticut who desires a B.A.R. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine as re-finished upon re-manufacture. Smooth gray Parkerized finish with one lustrous blue mag. Wood is also extremely fine with some light handling marks and a couple of dings to the buttstock which appears to have been lightly sanded and re-oiled. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is brilliant, shiny and bright. An incredibly attractive 1918 A2 B.A.R. which this cataloger can attest is a favorite at any range shooting event. 53171-22 JWK (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1067

1068
$16,100.00

**MARANA ARMS MANUFACTURED MODIFIED COPY OF BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 100. 7 mm. 21″ bbl with muzzle attachment. This automatic rifle is an amalgamation of parts, mostly Browning 1918 A2. Includes one Swedish BAR curved magazine which snaps positively into place. Receiver is marked Marana Arms Mfg Marana Az model MA-L NO.100. Includes one orig B. A. R. 20 round magazine. Complete with rear sight and selector for F,A&S. Buttstock is hard brown composite with flip up shoulder rest but with added welded apertinence at bottom to fit on some kind of tripod, possibly for Bren gun. Another identical apertinence is welded just forward of forend to gas cylinder. Gas cylinder shortened and welded just forward of forend for gas regulator, which is late style Browning Automatic Rifle. Hand grip assembly appears to be standard BAR with a welded on grip frame reminiscent of Colt Monitor complete with smooth walnut grips. Forend is an adapted smooth 1918A2 wooden forend. Bbl is a US ordnance flaming bomb marked bbl apparently rechambered and relined to 7mm Mauser with non detachable muzzle break with front sight from 1918A2 BAR. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine as refinished. Over 90% blue refinish on bbl, gray orig finish on bulk of hand grip assembly rates about 95% thinning. Added grip frame in the white. Receiver is covered in a coat of black enamel paint with noticeable loss in an area about 1″ to rear of ejection port. Welded on attachment forward of buttstock devoid of finish but not unattractive. Wooden forend has some bruises and handling marks and screw on underside is not present. Magazine is gray parkerized finished with some brown spots. Dark brown composite buttstock in fine condition with some handling marks and nicks and noticeable brassing on underside just to rear of receiver. Mechanics are fine. Bore is shiny and bright with some slight pitting. Bolt face is extremely fine with sharp lines and some slight pitting around firing pin hole. Condition of this arm indicates quality assembly and that it was a successful shooter. 52924-2 JWK (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1068

1069
$57,500.00

**UTTERLY STUNNING NEAR MINT HIGHEST POSSIBLE CONDITION COLT MODEL 21 AC THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 5050. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl with diamond logo Cutts compensator. Undoubtedly one of the finest orig condition Thompsons extent. This specimen has absolutely clear mint orig markings throughout with Thompson bullet logo on top of receiver, forward of rear sight. Anchor proof mark at front of stock, matching upper and lower assemblies, and orig Colt 1921 parts inside receiver. One 20 round 1920s patent date magazine. The Thompson with the Cutts compensator is the most recognized American sub-machine gun and always highly sought after by both shooters and collectors. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Utterly outstanding orig finish and appearance in all respects. Extremely fine with 98% finish or better. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant, shiny bore with clean, sharp rifling. Bolt face also outstanding with a little bit of residual grease. Partially withdrawing the cocking handle reveals some slight loss of finish at forward edges of the charging handle slot. There is some slight wear to the finish not visible with stock on gun where stock attaches, and upon the closest inspection in the proper light one can notice an errant drag line to the rear of the pistol grip. Wood is near mint throughout, again upon the closest possibly inspection one might be able to discern a handling mark. Buttplate retains just about all of it’s orig blued finish with the slightest discernible marks. Magazine condition consistent with firearm, deep lustrous blue finish. Quite a number of high condition Thompsons have passed through the doors of this auction company, this one’s condition would be difficult to surpass! 53165-4 JWK (35,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1069

1070
$43,125.00

**UTTERLY STELLAR APPEARING COLT 1921 AC THOMPSON MACHINE GUN WITH RARE ORIGINAL VINTAGE “C” DRUM (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 2768. Cal. .45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. Truly superb condition Colt 1921 AC Thompson with unmarked Cutts compensator “AUT-ORD-CO” bullet logo forward of Lyman rear sight. Model 1921 internal parts. Anchor proof mark on wood buttstock below attachment hardware. Upper and lower assemblies match SN. Drum is marked “NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A” with 1920 patent dates. Original 100 rnd “C” drum with nickel router is SN 3801. One 30 rnd “SW CO” mag is also included. The Colt Thompson machine gun exhibits the highest quality of fit and high lustrous blue finish. It is unquestionably the most sought of all the Thompson makers and models. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine, orig lustrous blue finish with some loss of finish to gray patina at the muzzle high edge of the compensator, a slight amount finish loss at the top front of the square slot charging handle channel, and along the high edge of the lower assembly. Wood of forend and pistol grip very attractive rich chocolate brown with a somewhat lighter colored buttstock which has some very light handling marks and some slight loss of blued finish to a pleasing gray patina on the buttplate. Drum mag exhibits very fine to extremely fine gray Parkerized re-finish of outer casing and key with some slight gray patina just starting at the top edges. Mechanics are crisp. Shiny bright bore with clean rifling, with a slight ring 2-1/2″ from the muzzle which should in no way affect the serviceability or attractiveness of this beautiful piece of American machine gun history. 53178-1 JWK (32,000-42,000) C&R – Lot 1070

1071
$37,375.00

**EXTREMELY FINE COLT 1921 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN ISSUED TO DAYTON, OH POLICE DEPT IN 1927 (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 4418. Cal. 45 ACP. 10-3/4″ bbl. Terrific Colt Model 1921 Thompson with matching upper and lower assemblies and anchor proof mark buttstock. Includes orig “New York, N.Y.” 1920 patent dated “L” drum numbered 3670 with matching numbers front and back. Stock exhibits what is either a capital “E” or perhaps a stylized front sight picture of unknown origin. Also included are four orig 1920’s patent date magazines. 1921 internal parts within receiver. Includes 1 reproduction purple interior FBI case, complete w/key brass cleaning rod and cleaning kit metal box. Also 1 contemporarily manufactured 50-rd drum and 1 contemporary 100-rd drum, both in their orig packaging boxes. There are 3 30-rd magazines, also included. The inaugural version of the Colt Thompson was just as you see here, without Cutts compensator. Many shooting enthusiasts prefer this model as it is easier to clean a bbl without a compensator. Information courtesy of Gordon Herigstad’s book Colt Thompson Submachine Gun: Serial Numbers & Histories, indicates this SN was issued to the Dayton, OH Police Dept as part of a five gun shipment on April 7, 1927. The Dayton PD historical archives suggest this 1921 was part of the arsenal aboard the famed Dayton PD “Bank Flyer” armored Cadillac Roadster. The car was an eight-cylinder Cadillac that had been “refitted” by a company in Cincinnati with special racks built inside the vehicle to hold “an assortment of machine guns, rifles, shotguns, tear gas bombs, hand grenades, gas masks and bullet-proof vests.” The car had a heavy steel bumper making it “possible… to go through a brick wall”. It had a special steel shield to protect the radiator. The tires and windows were bullet proof. The various financial institutions that gifted the ‘Bank Flyer’ had alarm buttons located at strategic places inside their businesses. In the event of an armed robbery a bank official could… by hand, foot, elbow or knee… activate the hold-up alarm to sound in the police garage and upstairs at police headquarters. The 3-man “Flying Squadron”, with this heavily armed special-purpose vehicle, would hasten to the crime scene. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. PROVENANCE: Dayton History Books Online: The Story of the Dayton Police ‘Bank Flyer’ and its ‘Flying Squadron’– by retired Dayton Sgt. Steve Grismer. http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/ CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine to extremely fine. Orig lustrous blue finish starting to thin, particularity at the high edges which are turning to a gray patina with some noticeable loss of finish due to scratches to the metal forward of mag well on the left side. Also some thinning to a gray patina to the rear of the pistol grip. Buttplate finish also thinning and turning to a gray patina. Wood furnishings show light handling marks and some dings. Mechanics are crisp with a very smooth action. Bore is fine to very fine, shiny lands with some light pitting in grooves. 1920s patent date magazines very fine to extremely fine, deep lustrous blue commercial finish with some loss of finish where they attach to the magazine guides. Numbered type “L” drum a dull parkerized finish with white filled SN numbers on both sides. Many of these drums were re-parkerized during the WWII era and issued to US troops. This cataloger has seen advertisements where they were subsequently offered as surplus for incredibly low prices. Contemporary manufactured drums appear new in their orig packaging, reproduction hard case extremely fine, 30-rd magazines very fine w/some flecks of corrosion from storage. The Colt Thompson is the iconic American machine gun, instantly recognizable, even to those who are not avid firearm enthusiasts. This is a very attractive Thompson with fabulous Dayton PD history, in very fine orig condition. 53206-1 JWK (30,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1071

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1072
$48,875.00

**FANTASTIC, COLT 1921 AC THOMPSON MACHINE GUN, FORMERLY FROM OKLAHOMA POLICE DEPT. (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 7519. Cal. .45. 12 1/2″ bbl. Simply an utterly fantastic condition Colt 1921 AC Thompson machine gun w/ matching upper and lower assemblies, anchor proof mark, stock and includes 1 orig type “L” New York, N.Y. U.S.A. 1920 patent dates drum. Drum rotor a blued steel replacement. 1921 internal parts with receivber. Cutts compensator unmarked. Lyman adjustable rear sight w/ Thompson bullet logo forward of rear sight base. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine orig deep lustrous blue finish w/ only some slight high edge thinning of finish at rear of receiver, with the metal to the rear of the handgrip just starting to show a brown patina, and a latch scratch across the lower assemblies SN. Butt plate exhibits high edge wear to a gray patina. Wood is exceedingly attractive with slight handling marks. Drum is very fine, lustrous blue re-finish w/ some scattered raised pin prick corrosion at front w/ somewhat more noticeable pitting on back side. Mechanics are crisp, bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright, compensator clean, bolt face just fantastic. Consignor states this gun was originally from an Oklahoma police department. 53170-5 JWK (28,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1072

1073
$0.00

**HIGH GLOSS FINISH COLT THOMPSON MODEL 1921 MACHINE GUN WITH ORIG PATENT “L” DRUM (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 9026. Cal. .45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl with compensator. High gloss refinished Colt Model 1921 with unmarked Cutts compensator and Thompson bullet logo forward of rear sight base. One orig “NEW YORK, N.Y.” 1920s patent date “L” drum is included. SNs match between upper and lower assemblies, 1921 parts verified inside of receiver, anchor proof mark present at front of buttstock and has Lyman marked rear sight. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine, high glossy sheen refinish over some barely discernible pinprick pitting underneath refinish with clear markings to include inspection cartouche on both sides of receiver. Cutts compensator exhibits a more dull blue finish. Bolt has been polished to a high level of shine with some discernible amount of pitting. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very fine with well defined rifling and bright with some slight pitting in the grooves. Wood is very attractive, consistent deep brown color with some scattered handling marks. Drum is covered in a matte black enameled paint with some scuffs but otherwise very nice. Black colored rotor. Colt Thompson machine guns exhibit the highest levels of quality fit and finish of any Thompson ever produced. They are the most sought after of the various models. This specimen albeit refinished, is still quite attractive. Consignor states, that this particular gun was recovered out of a law enforcement agency’s building just prior to the building’s demolition where it had been concealed in rafters. This gun was only saved from destruction due to last minute happenstance of someone taking a final look at the premises. Higher authority apparently decided this gun was to be saved. 53234-4 JWK (35,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 1073

1074
$48,875.00

**EXCEEDINGLY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COLT US NAVY OVERSTAMP THOMPSON MODEL 1921/28 WITH ORIGINAL DRUM (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 7065. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl with unmarked Cutts compensator. Extremely fine high orig condition US Navy overstamp Thompson with British nitro proofs in a semi circle around bbl where it meets the receiver. Typical engraved “U.S. NAVY” above model marking on left side of receiver with “8” overstamping the “1”. The Thompsons did not sell particularly well at first, and later the US Navy brought a significant number of them into service with the provision that they be modified with a heavier actuator with slower rate of fire primarily as an ammunition cost saving measure. Many of these US Navy guns also found their way to or from police departments and this one apparently is no exception as there are hand inscribed “CPD” markings on forend iron forward of magazine well. Included with this lot is one vintage “New York N.Y.” 50 round drum with 1920 patent dates and one 20 round 1920’s patent date magazine. Clear anchor proof mark visible at front of stock matching numbered upper and lower assemblies. 1928 model parts confirmed within receiver. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine, deep blue orig finish with some very slight loss of finish at the attachment points high edges between matching numbers upper and lower receiver with some fading and the occasional handling mark. Wood is extremely fine with some very light handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. Drum magazine has more of a dull, lustrous blue finish with a slight ding at the 5 o’clock position at the front edge. Patent date magazine has extremely fine lustrous blue finish. Pretty difficult to upgrade the condition of this US Navy Thompson which combines markings. What an attractive looking veteran! 53165-5 JWK (35,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1074

1075
$37,375.00

**VERY FINE COLT U.S. NAVY MODEL 1921/28 AC OVERSTAMP THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 13226. Cal. .45 ACP. Bbl 12 1/2″ w/ compensator. Fine example of the U.S. Navy overstamp Thompson w/diamond logo Cutts compensator and matching upper and lower receiver assemblies. Typical “U.S. Navy” added engraved marking over model and SN on left side w/correct “8” overstamped over “1”. Anchor proof mark present at front end of buttstock. 1928 parts verified within receiver with unknurled cocking handle. Additional 1928 parts included are a knurled parkerized actuator w/recoil spring and buffer assembly. Also included is a 50-rd “Bridgeport” drum, an orig “New York, N.Y.” 1920s patent date “L” drum and 2 30-rd magazines. The Colt Thompson machine gun exhibited the highest levels of fit and finish. Specimens w/the Cutts compensator and “U.S. Navy” markings are among the most desirable to historical collectors. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine. Lustrous blue orig finish, some wear to gray patina where the actuator rides in the receiver, and also thinning to a pleasing gray patina on the Cutts compensator. There is also some thinning to the finish at the high edges, right side of receiver w/a finger nail-sized area of a pinprick oxidation on the lower assembly below the patent dates. There is a noticeable scratch parallel to the SN on the lower assembly, which is not visible when stock is attached. Buttplate finish has also thinned to a gray patina w/small area of brown corrosion at the 7 o’clock position with a small area of scattered brown pick pricks at the 12 o’clock position. Bridgeport drum in fine orig dull blue finish. New York drum has very fine black enamel paint coverage over some pitting at the 5 o’clock position on rear side with a couple of scrapes across 1 patent date under the enamel. Spare actuator is a parkerized blue finish. Stock exhibits some handling marks and wear to the finish, particularly near the toe. Vertical fore grip and handgrip quite fine with a small crack on the right side of the fore grip which does not affect serviceability. Stick magazines are a very fine, deep lustrous blue. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is fine to very fine, brilliant and bright with some firing residue in evidence. 53166-1 JWK (30,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 1075

1076
$37,375.00

**FANTASTIC SAVAGE MANUFACTURED AUTO ORDNANCE COMMERCIAL 1928 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN S-17738. Cal. 45ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl with compensator. Superb condition Savage manufactured 1928 Thompson with New York address on right side of receiver. “S” prefix SN with “S” proof mark on bbl on left side next to receiver. “Cutts” marked compensator without bullet logo and adjustable Lyman rear sight with vertical foregrip on finned bbl with detachable buttstock. Matching numbers between upper and lower assemblies. Hand-stamped mark between New York address and patent numbers on right side of receiver “MPD / 515” which indicates Memphis Police Department former ownership. These commercial finished Savage manufactured guns were taken into service by police departments. This specimen includes two orig 50-rnd drum magazines. One marked with “NEW YORK NY” address and “JULY 27 1920 DECEMBER 7 1920” patent dates and the other drum marked with “BRIDGEPORT” address. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish, just outstanding with over 96% original Du-Lite blue finish, as is correct, with lustrous finish on compensator, magazine latch, selector, safety, and rear sight leaf, and less lustrous blue trigger frame and receiver. Some loss of finish at high edges and where cocking knob rides in actuator slot. Cocking knob has finish in recessed areas with bolt devoid of finish. Wood is exceedingly nice with only some slight handling marks and retains a beautiful brown color. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. New York drum extremely fine, dull grey blue finish as is often found with wear to bare metal at high edges with winding key thinning to a grey patina. Bridgeport drum retains about 90% of its orig blued finish with scattered areas of corrosion on back side and outer diameter, turning a dark brown. Spring tension is good on both drums. This is without a doubt the most attractive Savage manufactured Model 1928 that Julia’s has carried. The Savage manufactured guns of this era are widely acknowledged to be the most durable of the Thompson 1928 model machine guns. According to the William Douglas Firearms Museum, there were only 150 specimens of this model ever manufactured. Finding one in this condition would make a fantastic addition to any gun collection and shooting it upon occasion would not appreciably diminish its collector value. 53085-1 (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1076

1077
$28,175.00

**RARE SAVAGE MANUFACTURED COMMERCIAL MODEL 1928 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN S-93310. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl with dual logo Cutts compensator. Scarce Savage manufactured commercial Thompson Model 1928 with Thompson logo forward of rear sight and also on Cutts compensator on left side. Compensator also exhibits Cutts diamond logo at top front. Upper and lower assemblies match SN. Savage proofed bbl. Detachable wood buttstock with sling swivel has faint outline of what appears to be a rack number “58”. Includes one orig 50 round “New York N.Y.” 1920s patent date drum magazine, and one 20 rnd Seymour magazine. The Savage manufactured 1928 Thompson machine guns are widely held as the most durable of the manufactured Thompsons. This specimen has particularly attractive wood and high luster finished bbl with du-lite finished receiver and lower assembly. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance extremely fine. High lustrous orig blued finish on bbl and compensator with extremely fine dull du-lite finish on receiver, grip frame, and forend iron. Somewhat of a plum finish around magazine well due to the metallurgical hardening in that area. Wood is very fine to extremely fine with some very light handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bolt is very clean and bright. Very fine to extremely fine brilliant bright bore. Drum exhibits a somewhat dull refinish over light pitting which presents very well with this gun. It is not often one finds this model available in such nice, clean condition. The orig vintage 50 round N.Y. drum is a definite plus. 53165-8 JWK (24,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 1077

1078
$34,500.00

**FINE WWII VINTAGE BRIDGEPORT M1 THOMPSON WITH MAGAZINES AND WEB GEAR (CURIO & RELIC)

SN 178768. Cal. .45 ACP. Bbl 13 3/4″. Fine Auto Ordinance Bridgeport Thompson in its classic military configuration, including desirable side-mounted forend swing swivel. Both upper and lower exhibit small “S” proof marks, indicating Savage manufacture. Includes 5 20-rd Bridgeport marked magazines w/in orig web magazine pouch, attached to pistol belt and shoulder suspension straps. Also included are 6 GI 30-rd magazines in M3 grease gun magazine pouches. Gun exhibits typical right and left receiver markings and proof marks w/fixed peep sight. Smooth bbl, non-detachable buttstock and orig GI web .30 M1 carbine sling complete this ensemble, which also includes an orig brass 2-pc cleaning rod w/tip and an orig armed forces ordinance manual, which encompasses all 3 of the military model Thompson machine guns. The MI and M1A1! machine guns were the final refinement of the Thompson machine gun model, which were far less costly to produce than their predecessors. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine, orig high lustrous blue finish on bbl w/a dull gray parkerized re-finish on other parts. Number on underside of lower does not match upper receiver SN. Mechanics are crisp, bore is fine, shiny with some firing residue in the grooves. Wooden forend originally had sling swivel mounted on underside, but this swivel has been re-located to the left side w/the corresponding vacated hole professionally filled, with a matching piece of walnut. Very professional work. Underside of receiver turning a gray patina. Wood furnishings have some light handling marks and have been lightly sanded and refinished. Butt stock exhibits evidence of the sling swivel having been on top of butt stock w/2 discernible plugged holes. Currently, rear sling swivel is at bottom of butt stock. It was popular, particularly for British forces, to have the sling swivels located at top of butt stock and side of forend. Magazines and web gear are in very fine condition, as is the ordinance manual. The Thompson is universally held in high regard by both veterans, collectors and also recreational shooting enthusiasts. It is not often that specimens w/the sling swivels in this configuration surface. This should find a welcome spot in a discerning Thompson afficianado’s ollection. 53232-1 JWK (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1078

1079
$18,400.00

**FINE REFINISHED AUTO-ORDNANCE BRIDGEPORT MODEL 1928 A1 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN S155547. Cal. .45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. Attractive 1928 A1 Thompson machine gun with unmarked Cutts compensator with Bridgeport address and right hand side mounted sling swivel on a vertical handgrip. Buttstock assembly is from a later model gun and has aluminum attachment hardware. Upper and lower assemblies SNs match however, lower is a renumber. Savage marked bbl with “S” visible on left side. Includes one contemporary, new in the box 50 rnd drum mag without any markings on backside. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine as completely refinished with some areas of discernible light pitting visible with a somewhat more moderate recess where the bbl fits into the frame at the 4 o’clock position. Bbl index mark is slightly off. Wood is extremely fine with some slight handling marks to buttstock. Mechanics are crisp. Action is extremely smooth. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. The Savage mfg “Bridgeport” era Thompson machine guns are widely held to be the most durable of all mfg Thompsons. This specimen although refinished, represents the iconic, attractive Thompson silhouette and without doubt would be a very smooth firing, comfortable machine gun at the range. A great gun to provide many years of enjoyment into the future. 53236-1 JWK (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1079

1080
$18,400.00
Revised: 3/19/2018

Please Note: Typographical error in the title, the gun is an M1A1 Thompson, which is correct in the description.

**HIGH CONDITION AUTO ORDNANCE WEST HURLEY THOMPSON M1 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN M575A. Cal. 45 ACP. 10-3/4″ bbl. Minty West Hurley M1A1 configured Thompson with fixed rear peep sight, side cocking handle, and non-detachable buttstock. Magazine well not cut to take drum mags and will only accept stick magazines. Includes spare vertical foregrip with retention screw, one leather sling, two 30 round Seymour magazines, one 30 round Bridgeport magazine and one 20 round 1920s patent date magazine as well as a black nylon carrying case. This model of Thompson is the final iteration as produced in great quantity for the US military. It saved considerable time and money in manufacturing over previous models. These guns were made by West Hurley right up until the point when machine guns could no longer be registered for private individual ownership in response to market demand. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. Deep lustrous blue finish with some slight pitting visible on side of bolt as viewed through charging handle slot under a gray patina with slight pin prick oxidation at left hand side of receiver outer most edge which will likely clean up. Wood furnishings are also extremely fine with only the slightest of handling marks. Magazines are in commiserate condition albeit the patent date magazine has been refinished with cold blue touch up giving it a somewhat mottled appearance in strong light. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny, bright, with sharp rifling. An exceedingly attractive Thompson in a difficult to find configuration. 53174-1 JWK (12,000-18,000) C&R – Lot 1080

1081
$23,000.00

**OUTSTANDING RELATIVELY EARLY WEST HURLEY MANUFACTURED 1928 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 1814A. Cal. .45ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. Very fine attractive West Hurley vintage Thompson model 1928 with Thompson bullet logo on top of receiver and also on top of Cutts compensator. Attractive detachable walnut wood buttstock. Receiver SN is the only visible SN. One 30 rnd mag included. Typical Auto-Ordnance markings with model and SN markings on both sides of receiver have been white filled and stand out beautifully. The Thompson machine gun was originally marketed to anyone who wanted to buy it but most often purchased by police and security agencies. Later it was taken into military service and utilized in large numbers in WWII. Still later, through to current day it became a collector’s item and primarily a recreational firearm. There was sufficient demand in the private sector for these guns for them to be manufactured for private ownership through the mid 1980s, at which time the U.S. Firearm Owners Protection Act prohibited the new registration of machine guns for individual private citizen ownership. These guns have been steadily becoming more and more sought after. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish, deep lustrous blue finish with loss of finish to bare metal where the charging handle rides in top of the receiver. sliver of bare metal at center of rear sight base where top of sight folds down, otherwise the occasional handling mark on metal and wood. But overall an exceedingly handsome fine condition specimen with crisp mechanics. Brilliant bright bore. And attractive walnut wood. A very fine Thompson anyone would be proud to own, shoot, and display. 53171-11 JWK (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1081

1082
$17,250.00

**NEAR MINT WEST HURLEY MODEL 1928 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 2533A. Cal. .45ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. Very fine example of the West Hurley manufactured Thompson, with Thompson bullet logo at top of Cutts compensator and forward of adjustable rear sight. Typical Auto-Ordnance West Hurley address on right side of receiver with model, SN, and cal markings on left side of receiver. One 30 rnd mag included. Incoming E-File Form 3 indicates Quality Fabrications Inc. as the manufacturer. Popular and iconic vertical forend with detachable wood buttstock make this an instantly recognizable iconic American classic. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is exceedingly fine near mint, orig deep lustrous blue finish on all metal parts with some slight loss of finish at the edges of the upper and lower receiver which probably occurred during disassembly for cleaning. Bolt exhibits a somewhat gray patina. Mechanics are crisp. Brilliant bright shiny bore with exceedingly clean chamber. Wooden furnishings show only the slightest handling marks. This is one eye-catching Thompson machine gun! 53171-14 JWK (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1082

1083
$12,075.00

***SUPERB CONDITION PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE BRIDGEPORT M1A1 THOMPSON MACHINE GUN WITH SLING (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 587427. Cal. .45 ACP. Bbl is 10 1/2 “. Fantastic condition specimen of the American WWII classic Thompson M1A1 machine gun which includes 1 30-rd magazine and orig brown cloth sling. “U.S. PROPERTY” marked on top of receiver with Thompson bullet logo forward of rear sight. This specimen marked on bottom of receiver forward of mag well “INTER AMERICAN” in tiny lettering on both sides (Importer). The M1A1 Thompson as made in Bridgeport was the final iteration of the Thompson produced in great quantity for the United States military and incorporated cost-saving design changes, which included non-detachable buttstock, side-cocking charging handle, and fixed peep rear sight. Magazine well, will only accommodate stick mags. This model was never fitted with a Cutts compensator. These Brigeport Thompsons also were extremely durable in construction as well as finish. A great opportunity for a Class III dealer to get a fantastic military collectors item. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable ONLY to current FFL/SOT dealers on a form 3. As a Pre-86 dealer sample under current regulations it may be retained personally when as sole proprietor FFL/SOT dealer relinquishes their FFL, making this a desirable status machine gun for dealers. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. Orig gray Parkerized finish with “S” proofmark visible forward of mag housing with appropriate inspection marks on left side of receiver. Very slight loss of finish where magazine slides into magazine well. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very fine, shiny and bright. Attractive brown wooden furnishings exhibit light handling marks. Sling is strong and serviceable with a bit of staining. An extremely fine specimen in top condition and will no doubt make some dealer/collector very proud. Nice military collectible. 53160-2 JWK (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1083

1084
$28,750.00

**EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EARLY HYDE MODEL 33 MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 174. Cal. 45ACP. 11-1/4″ bbl. George Hyde was a German born machinist and gunsmith. He came to the United States after WWI and established the Hyde Arms Corporation in New York. The model 33 was his first machine gun design which in many ways was reminiscent of the Thompson machine gun. The model 33 is a select fire blow back machine gun with a selector which indicates “R.F.” when forward for fully automatic fire and “S.F.” when to the rear for semi-auto fire. There is a separate safety also on the left hand side and a detachable matching numbered buttstock with the latch on the underside. Cocking is achieved by pulling back the knurled knob at the rear of the rnd receiver tube. This specimen includes one orig 20 rnd magazine and the bbl does not have a compensator as did the subsequent model 35. The Hyde machine gun was a competitor to replace the Thompson machine gun with the idea that its functioning components were less complicated, had a lighter recoil and would function better under adverse conditions. However it had a disconcerting feature of the charging handle moving to the rear approximately half an inch with each shot which was noticeable to the firer’s eye. The Hyde’s magazine is attached and removed by sliding it side to side through a groove cut in the receiver. 20 rnd magazines were standard but there were also magazine units with overall capacity of 40 and 60 rnds which were simply 20 rnd capacity magazines brazed together which could be slid into line as needed. The model 33 was later followed with the model 35 which had a compensator. Neither one was adopted for military service and Hyde later went on to design the very successful M3 grease gun and liberator pistols. This specimen is an often overlooked but none the less very interesting evolution in American machine gun design. SN’s match between receiver and buttstock. Extractor not present but would appear that a machinist could construct one with little difficulty. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4, as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine. Orig finish turning to a somewhat gray patina with some high edge wear and handling marks. There are three noticeable scratches on left side of magazine and some handling marks and dings to the wooden furnishings. Mechanics are crisp, bore is fine with shiny rifling and grooves. This is an exceedingly scarce model of a very interesting machine gun design which exhibits high quality manufacture. The gun holds up comfortably and well. A real find for the American historical machine gun enthusiast. 52883-1 JWK (35,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 1084

1085
$6,900.00

**H.&R. REISING MODEL 50 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 12546. Cal. 45 ACP. 14″ bbl with compensator. Very attractive Reising M-50 with typical compensator and rear peep sight, includes one orig 25 rnd mag and two reproduction 35 rnd mags. The Reising M-50 was notably issued to Marines in the Pacific Theater during WWII as an alternative to the Thompson sub-machine gun which was in short supply. Although not well received by the Marines, these guns which were also supplied to various police departments and utilized for decades after WWII. They have gained in popularity over the years with recreational shooting enthusiasts as a well made, relatively inexpensive entry level machine gun which utilizes readily available ammunition. This specimen with it’s high glossy refinish and attractive wood likely was one of the police guns. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near excellent with a high lustrous refinish, showing only very minimal softening of the markings on top of the receiver. Wood has also been refinished with some light dings and handling marks. Mechanics are fine. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright. No doubt this will bring many hours of enjoyment to a future owner. 53085-2 (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1085

1086
$6,325.00

**FINE COMMERCIAL FINISH HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON RISING MODEL 50 MACHINE GUN (C&R).

SN 7010. Cal. 45 ACP. 14″ bbl with compensator. 29 fin bbl with six slot compensator. This gun has typical H&R markings on top of receiver and professionally marked on right side of buttstock, “CITY OF PITTSBURGH” which would indicate it’s use by municipal authorities, probably law enforcement. Includes four orig smooth sided 20 round magazines. External SN is the only visible number. The Reising was manufactured as a result of the shortage of Thompson sub machine guns during WWII and a number of them were issued for use in the Pacific Theater as well as to law enforcement. This commercial finish specimen is quite handsome. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4, as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is about 75% orig commercial blue thinning to a gray patina with some very light pitting on top of receiver. Bbl retains more of it’s finish. Trigger guard mostly a grey patina with mottled appearance with a similar condition on the high edges of the magazine well. Very smooth stock has some slight dings and handling marks and has been lightly sanded. “CITY OF PITTSBURGH” markings very crisp. Magazines are in fine condition. Mechanics are fine. Bore and compensator show residue from firing with strong rifling and some shine showing. 52939-18 JWK (4,500-6,500) C&R – Lot 1086

1087
$46,000.00

**EXCEEDINGLY FINE ORIGINAL FINISH CHINESE TYPE 56 UNDER-FOLDING BAYONET MACHINE GUN (CURIO & RELIC).

SN 11054254. Cal. 7.62 x 39mm. 16-1/4″ bbl. Exceptionally attractive Chinese Type 56 (AK-47) machine gun as mfg by Factory 66 in 1967. Carrier and bolt cover match receiver SN. Bolt and plunger are SN 62976. It was not uncommon for parts to be mixed up when these guns were disassembled in field conditions. Selector marked “L” and “D”. Cleaning kit present in butt trap. Includes one steel mag and one orig web and leather sling. The Chinese Type 56 is a select fire machine gun and widely considered one of the most durable and effective of the modern assault rifles. Iconic world wide it is a highly prized collectors item. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is simply outstanding. Orig lustrous blue finish on all appropriate metal parts with bayonet blade, bolt and carrier in the white. Wood is also very fine with some light handling marks and a couple of chips in the forearm on either side of where the bayonet tip is stored when folded as well as a couple chips on the right side. Mechanics are crisp. Chrome lined bore is extremely fine, brilliant. An absolutely tremendous condition specimen, which must have been bagged right after it left the factory because the orig finish is so pristine. If you are looking for a top notch condition Vietnam War machine gun, this is it! 53165-11 JWK (32,000-42,000) C&R – Lot 1087

1088
$0.00

**S & H ARMS CONVERTED ROMANIAN AK-47 (AKM) MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 2302/406027. Cal. 7.62 x 39mm. 16-3/8″ bbl. S & H registered 1967 vintage Romanian folding stock AK-47 machine gun with visible external SNs matching and bolt & spring guide match as well. Wooden forend and hand guard with attractive brown composite hand grip and stamped under folding shoulder loop. This gun includes two rib steel 30 rnd mags and one multi-purpose bayonet in scabbard. The AK-47 platform is the most numerous of the assault rifles in the world today and draws top marks for endurance, reliability, and is one of the most sought after models in machine guns. The folding stock model such as this is particularly attractive for the enthusiast who wants a compact machine gun for ease of transport. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine, enamel hard coat refinish upon re-manufacture with bolt starting to thin to a pleasing blue/gray patina with somewhat more loss of finish to the charging handle. Mechanics are crisp. Extremely fine, bright, brilliant bore. Mags and bayonet are in condition commensurate with the rest of this firearm. Whether you are a shooting enthusiast or collector of fine classic machine gun designs, this gun is certain to be of interest. 53157-6 JWK (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1088

1089
$17,250.00

**EXCEEDINGLY FINE CONDITION FLEMING REGISTERED VALMET M71/S MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 152063. Cal. 223. 18″ bbl. Outstanding, high condition Valmet with typical markings on right and left sides of receiver. This high quality manufactured rifle has composite forend and pistol grip with wooden buttstock and” Valmet” logo buttplate. Includes one 40 round magazine and three plastic 30 round magazines. The Valmet is essentially a high quality Finland version of the AK-47 system and as such is extremely reliable and effective. Receiver number is the only external visible number. Fleming marking is visible only with bolt cover removed. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. It is only upon the closest inspection that one can find a handling mark on this weapon. Orig finish is simply outstanding. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny, and bright. It would be pretty much impossible to upgrade the condition of this fine specimen. 52939-30 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1089

1090
$15,525.00

**HARD TIMES ARMORY REGISTERED FOLDING STOCK FABRIQUE NATIONALE MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN FN023109. Cal. 223. 19″ bbl. Very desirable configuration of the FN Carbine with four position selector and folding buttstock. Typical Fabrique Nationale Herstal markings on left side of receiver with added “HT ARMORY” markings below SN upon registration. Includes detachable scope mount rail as well as standard flip up sights and spring dust cover at cocking slot. Two 30 round magazines are also included. Exterior receiver SN is the only visible number. The FN machine gun is a very high quality platform which has seen widespread use. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine with only some slight handling marks. All metal parts retain their black finish with the composite pieces in extremely fine condition. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny, and bright. A wonderful machine gun and especially desirable in it’s folding stock configuration. 52939-17 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1090

1091
$19,550.00

**HARD TIMES ARMORY REGISTERED BELGIAN FOLDING STOCK FN-FAL MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN S1596903. Cal. .308. 19-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Marked with typical FN Herstal markings and “Made in Belgium” on right side of receiver, with Gun South INC. importer marking and SN. “Howco Dist. Inc. Laurel MD. US.” marked on right side mag well. HT Armory registration markings hand stamped on right side of receiver. The FN-FAL machine gun was designed to fulfill multiple rolls including being able to be compact enough to be handy when mounting and dismounting vehicles. This version with it folding stock caters to that role. The FN-FNL design has seen service in a number of countries and is widely regarded as a highly durable and effective rifle caliber machine gun. This version has a hard composite handgrip and handguard, and is marked on left side of receiver “Cal. 7.62mm NATO .308”. Includes one 20 rnd mag. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish, extremely fine black hard coat finish on receiver and other metal surfaces including bbl, with a blued finish on flash hider assembly. Composite pieces also extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very fine, shiny and bright. Bolt shows evidence of firing with preservative oil. A very fine modern machine gun, sure to give many hours of enjoyment to the automatic arms enthusiast. 53171-21 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1091

1092
$28,750.00

**QUALIFIED MANUFACTURING STEYR AUG MACHINE GUN SEAR REGISTERED IN MULTIPLE CALIBERS INSTALLED IN .223 HOST GUN WITH SUPPRESSOR (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

1) STEYR AUG A1. SN A-064. Cal. .223. 21-3/4″ bbl. Qualified Manufacturing auto-sear registered in configuration calibers .223 and 9mm installed in a Steyr AUG host gun SN 901SA239. Typical Steyr AUG .223 with green composite stock and integral optical sight, what is not typical is that this ensemble also includes an automatic weapons company M22 silencer installed on a Steyr AUG .223 bbl. Additional accessories include three other Steyr AUG bbls, two of which have bi-pods fitted. Two spare buttstock assemblies, one spare .223 bolt, two semi-auto sear boxes. The spare bolt, receiver and currently installed bbl all match in SN. Bolt in the gun is numbered “900SA643” which matches the SN of the bbl fitted with the suppressor. The Steyr AUG platform is one of the most widely recognized modern firing systems in the world. Its compact rugged design make it ideal under a variety of conditions. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are extremely fine with nearly all of its black hard coat finish on metal parts with some slight handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant & bright. Optics are clear. This is an absolutely terrific ensemble as it includes not only several spare bbls but the quick change nature of these bbls and being able to within seconds snap on a suppressed bbl make this a truly stellar find for the modern military machine gun enthusiast. What more could one ask for? NFA 2) ARMAMENT SYSTEMS SUPPRESSOR. SN S-0691. Automatic Weapons Co. Model M22 Suppressor in .223 affixed to Steyr AUG bbl SN 900SA643. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Outstanding original finish with clean baffles, possibly unfired. NFA 52939-29, 52939-42 JWK (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1092

1093
$48,875.00

**HIGHLY SOUGHT SPRINGFIELD ARMORY U.S. M60 MACHINE GUN WITH NUMEROUS ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 10073. Cal. .308. Bbl 24-1/2″. Exceedingly fine specimen of the U.S. American M60 machine gun marked on top of trunnion as manufactured “Springfield Armory” with SN on left side of trunnion and typical weld reinforcement on both sides below rear sight. Current ATF registration form lists Rock Island Armory Inc. with “Genesco, IL” address as the manufacturer. This lot includes three spare bbls; one without bipod assembly, two without carrying handle; one spare top cover, one spare bolt, one spare feed tray, one combination tool, and some other small parts such as sling swivels, aircraft sight, safety switches and two Cam actuator assemblies. Additionally there are two bbl carrying bags, six cardboard belt boxes with carriers, two handgrip assemblies, two bipod legs, one mainspring assembly and one blank firing attachment. The M60 machine gun saw extensive use by American forces during the Vietnam conflict and remained the staple 30cal. machine gun right up into the modern era. SN at left side of trunnion which is the only visible SN. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine to extremely fine with the gun retaining nearly all of its original military finish. Bottom of hand guards cut for swivel attachment. Some handling marks and dings to the top cover as is typical with this machine gun, but otherwise shows very little use. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are excellent, shiny and bright. Previous owner had an extensive machine gun collection and many of them were apparently seldom, if ever fired. This gun with its several spare bbls and other spare parts would make an ideal addition to any modern military historical enthusiast. 52939-10 JWK (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1093

1094
$23,000.00

**NEW IN BOX SPRINGFIELD M1A (M-14) MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 038696. Cal. .308. 25″ bbl with flash hider. Absolutely new in box, fantastic find, Springfield Armory M1A select fire machine gun. This is the first of two consecutively numbered Springfield Armory M1A machine guns in this auction. Includes never fitted, still wrapped up bipod, mag, and orig diagram, warranty, and technical manual. Cardboard outer sleeve also included. The Springfield Armory M1A was produced in response to market demand for the US GI M-14 select fire machine gun. The M1A incorporates the action and selector design which was the M-14 and improves it with attached bipod and pistol grip wooden stock. Fold down forward handgrip also a nice innovation. And this traditional albeit redesigned flip up buttplate. The M-14 was the successor to the M1 Garand and BAR within the American rifle squad, with the intention that any soldier issued it could be an automatic rifleman if needed. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is factory new in box. Unfired. 53171-13 JWK (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1094

1095
$16,675.00

**SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SAR-48 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN SA-1591. Cal. 7.62 X 51MM. 22-1/2″ bbl w/flash hider. Extremely high quality and effective machine gun made right here in America. Marked on right side of receiver “1005-SA-48-MATCH” together with Springfield Armory (GENESEO, IL.) logo. This rifle includes one 20 rnd magazine, one 30 round parkerized magazine and a gunner’s tool kit in tin box with brush and pull-through. This American version of the FN-FAL also includes a black web sling and features a fold down bi-pod, and carrying handle. Marked on bottom of receiver, forward of magazine well “IMBEL, ITAJUBA / BRAZIL”. Mechanism operates smoothly by hand under proper spring tension. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are extremely fine. Dark black enamel finish and blue on all metal parts. Composite, handguard & buttstock show some light handling marks. This is a very attractive and fine condition specimen. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. A top quality rifle caliber machine gun of the highest order of reliability and effectiveness. 53239-1 JWK (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1095

1096
$17,825.00

**NEAR MINT SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 038697. Cal. .308. 25″ bbl with flash hider. Outstanding condition Springfield Armory M1A-E2 machine gun which is the second of a consecutively numbered pair offered in this auction. Includes bipod marked “US Bipod rifle M2”, and one 20 rnd mag. The Springfield Armory M1A was produced in response to market demand for the US GI M-14 select fire machine gun. The M1A incorporates the action and selector which is a copy of the M-14 design and improves it with attached bipod and pistol grip wooden stock, as well as a fold down forward handgrip. The M-14 was the successor to the M1 Garand and BAR within the American rifle squad, with the intention that any soldier issued it could be an automatic rifleman if needed. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near mint with only a slight barely discernible wear to the finish where the charging handle and bolt have been pulled to the rear. With some slight brassing to the high edges of the hardware of the flip up butt. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is exceptional, shiny and bright. The condition of this and the other M1A in this auction are the best that can be found. Forward thinking investors, don’t miss this opportunity! 53171-12 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1096

1097
$11,500.00

***EXTREMELY FINE PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE TRW M-14 MACHINE GUN (PRE-86 DEALER SAMPLE).

SN 1472609. Cal. .308. 25-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Beautiful TRW M-14 machine gun with triangular logo on top of receiver. Bipod and flash hider are present. One magazine included. Extremely attractive walnut stock with eagle under three star cartouche on left side and flip-up buttplate. Bolt and bbl are also TRW. Upper hand guard is hard brown composite which is typical. Receiver SN is the only visible SN. There is a slip of paper with the number “II” taped with clear tape on the right side of stock, just above the magazine well. The M-14 was the army’s successor to the Browning automatic rifle with the doctrine that it could provide automatic support fire as well as fulfilling the role that the semi-automatic M-1 Garand did, with the obvious advantage over the ground of a detachable 20-round box magazine. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is transferable only to current FFL/SOT dealers on an ATF Form 3. Under current ATF guidelines, this weapon may be kept personally when an FFL/SOT sole proprietor relinquishes their license. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine, retaining nearly all its gray/green smooth finish with the receiver and buttplate having more of a gray tint with the bbl and bipod having more of a dark green tint. Wood is very fine with just the slightest of handling marks and typical blemishes where bipod legs have contacted the wood. Mechanics are crisp. Mirror bright bore with extremely clean action. This is as nice an M-14 as one will ever find, obviously exceedingly well cared for. A scarce specimen of a very highly sought machine gun model. 53145-2 JWK (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1097

1098
$69,000.00

**EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE KNIGHT’S ARMAMENT COMPANY STONER 63A WITH TOP MAGAZINE FEED MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 179. Cal. 5.56mm. 21″ bbl. Utterly fantastic condition, very rare Knight’s Armament Co. Stoner 63A machine gun set up with bi-pod and one Stoner-63 Cadillac Gage Co. 30 rnd magazine. Semi and full auto selector rotating switch on left side of receiver with a safety at the front of trigger guard reminiscent of the M1 Garand. Flip-up rear sight off-set to left to allow for top load magazine in the Bren gun style. Ejection port to left side. The Stoner 63A was used by Special Operations and Marine units during the Vietnam war and was widely regarded as the finest of the modern machine gun platforms. Incredibly versatile it can be converted to either right or left hand feed as well as top feeding box magazine as this model is. Very scarce in any configuration a very limited number of these guns were assembled onto Knight’s Armament Co. manufactured receivers using remaining G.I. and some new manufactured parts. Fully transferable specimens are highly sought collectors items. They are an utter joy to shoot. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appears extremely fine original factory blue finish throughout. Only the slightest handling marks discernible upon the closest inspection. Shows little if any use without any brassing to the magazine well. Appears unfired! Mechanics are crisp, brilliant bright extremely fine bore. Wooden handle very fine. Composite parts also very fine to extremely fine. The condition does not get any better than this. 53234-3 JWK (50,000-100,000) – Lot 1098

1099
$0.00

**MAGNIFICENT GOLD ACCENTED COLT M16A2 AS SPECIALLY MANUFACTURED FOR THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAUDI ARABIA (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 8189271. Cal 223. 21″ bbl with flash hider. New in original box with gold plated magazine, cleaning kit and Colt manual, written in Arabic, this original Colt manufactured M16A2 was specially made for the Royal House of Saud and incorporates gold plated flash hider, bolt, ejector port cover, magazine release, trigger, fold down trigger guard, retention pins, charging handle, sight adjustment knobs and clamp on carrying handle fastening knobs as well as telescoping buttstock bushing. Royal palm tree over crossed swords on both sides of magazine well make this a strikingly handsome machine gun. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: New in box retaining just about all of its high gloss black finish with gold accents. Anti-corrosion paper still in the bore. Magazine and cleaning kit still in orig plastic wrapping. Bolt has been pulled to the rear to check to insure chamber is not loaded but that is all. Absolutely tremendously attractive gun. Very few of these were ordered and manufactured and this is one which was held back and has now found its way to the surface. It is a fantastic handsome machine gun in extremely fine as new in the box unfired condition. 53234-2 JWK (50,000-75,000) – Lot 1099

1100
$28,750.00

**MINT NEW CONDITION U.S. PROPERTY MARKED HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON M16A1 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN XXX. Cal. .5.56 MM. Bbl 21″. Utterly new Harrington & Richardson M16A1 w/ H&R Lion logo and “PROPERTY OF U.S. GOVT). Markings on left side magazine well w/typical Harrington & Richardson address. Gun was apparently never numbered at the factory and is registered w/ three “x”s being hand inscribed below the cal. markings on the left side of the magazine well. This is the only SN marking on this weapon. This is the M16A1 in its classic military configuration with triangular handguards, forward assist and bird cage flash hider. Orig moisture absorbent straw still present in bore. Consignor states this gun came from the Harrington & Richardson Museum. Includes 1 20-rd and 2 30-rd magazines. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is new unfired. However, there is some barely perceptible loss of finish visible where charging handle has rubbed top of receiver. Mechanics are crisp, bore is extremely fine, appears to be unfired. Early rounded type butt pristine. 20 rd magazine is gray with high edge wear. 30-rd magazines very fine to extremely fine. 53170-4 JWK (22,000-32,000) – Lot 1100

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1101
$33,925.00

**NEW IN BOX SHORTY “COMMANDO” VERSION COLT M16A2 TELESCOPING STOCK MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 8182829. Cal. 223. 12-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Simply outstanding condition Colt M16A2 machine gun with selector safe, semi and auto with telescoping buttstock, rnd hand guards, flip up peep sight adjustable for windage only with typical front post sight which can be raised or lowered by depressing a spring loaded pin. M16 in this configuration is familiar to thousands of American soldiers past and present as being compact and particularly convenient when mounting and dismounting vehicles. No bayonet lug present. Original box with two 20 rnd magazines, sling, cleaning brush and orig Colt operators manual for this model is included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish appears to be new and unfired in the original box with plastic sleeve packaging material and moisture absorbent paper tube in bore. Bolt has been withdrawn to ensure gun is unloaded. Impossible to upgrade the condition of this fine specimen. A wonderful find for the machine gun enthusiast or shrewd forward thinking investor. 53165-10 JWK (22,000-32,000) – Lot 1101

1102
$27,025.00

**NEW IN BOX COLT M16A2 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 8004514. Cal. 223. 21″ bbl. Pristine, as new in box Colt M16A2 machine gun complete with forward assist, adjustable rear sight, chrome lined heavy bbl, round hand guards and includes one 30 rnd magazine, cleaning kit, green web sling and orig Colt operators manual as well as orig cardboard shipping box. Selector marked “SAFE”, “SEMI”, and “BURST”, but has full auto internals installed. The M16 platform is current state of the art for American military forces. This model with its rnd hand guards, full stock and marked M16A2 on left side of magazine well is in a configuration very familiar to soldiers and civilians alike. A wonderful piece. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine. New in the box appears to be unfired with magazine and accessories still in orig sealed plastic packet. Impossible to upgrade this specimen of a classic American machine gun. A wonderful opportunity for the machine gun enthusiast as well as a shrewd investor. 53165-9 JWK (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1102

1103
$28,750.00

**HIGH CONDITION COMPACT COLT M-16 MACHINE GUN WITH TRIJICON OPTIC (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 9047687. Cal. .223. 15-3/4″ bbl with flash hider. Superb state of the art modern machine gun enthusiast package with Colt logo M-16 markings on left side of receiver. Telescoping buttstock, upper with round hand guards, rail with rear peep sight as well as Trijicon scope and also tactical flashlight mounted at right side; flashlight currently non-functional and apparently needs batteries. Scope retains rubber covers. One 30-round magazine and one web sling are included. Left side receiver SN is only visible SN. Trijicon scope exhibits national stock number and front and rear pieces match SN. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine to extremely fine original finish with a small slip of paper with “36” clear taped to right side of magazine well. Composite furnishings extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely brilliant. This gun was exceedingly well cared for with only some slight wear to finish where the charging handle touches the rear of receiver assembly. Switches on both flashlight and hand guard are very positive. A really great state of the art compact machine gun for the modern tactical enthusiast. 53145-4 JWK (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1103

1104
$0.00

**EXTREMELY HIGH CONDITION FRANKFORD ARSENAL MODEL M 16 MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN FA 1352. Cal. 223. 21-1/2″ bbl with flash hider. Classic modern military lookalike of the M 16 with chromed heavy bbl. Olympic Arms lower with Frankford Arsenal Castle logo. Fully adjustable windage and elevation rear sight. Brass deflector, forward assist, round hand guards and full composite buttstock. External receiver number is the only visible number. Includes two 30 and two 20 round metal magazines as well as a nylon sling and 1990’s vintage Colt Sporter Rifles instruction manual. Forward sling swivel not present. Three position selector, safe, semi, auto make this a very attractive machine gun. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine. Factory grease still in chamber area with a shiny bright chamber visible with bolt open. Exterior metal parts and composite furnishings retain nearly all of their orig finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, probably unfired. Extremely fine with a couple of handling marks and some brassing to the high edges of the buttplate, noticeable on close inspection. 52939-13 JWK (18,000-25,000) – Lot 1104

1105
$28,750.00

**NIMBLE COLT M16A1 TELESCOPING STOCK MACHINE GUN (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 9583300. Cal. 223. 16-1/4″ bbl with flash hider. Extremely fine condition Colt M16A1 as made for the commercial market. With short, round handguards and telescoping shoulder stock, nylon sling, and one 20 round Colt magazine. Hand grip assembly marked “LONE STAR ORDINANCE / SAN ANTONIO, TX”. As the M16 platform evolved from what it began as in the 1960’s one of the refinements was to have one which could be more compact which was especially useful when dismounting out of vehicles. This specimen exhibits this feature and yet retains the bayonet lug and chrome bore. Receiver SN is the only visible number. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. PROVENANCE: The collection of Robert Roughton. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine to extremely fine with only the slightest handling marks on the orig metal finish with a couple of tiny chips on the telescoping buttstock assembly. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is extremely fine, shiny, and bright. This is a fine specimen of one of the most popular and sought after machine guns. 52811-1 JWK (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1105

1106
$16,675.00

**HIGHLY DESIRABLE RUGER AC 556 MACHINE GUN WITH CIENER .22 CAL CONVERSION KIT AND EXTRA ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE).

SN 191-03630. Cal. .22. 19-3/4″ bbl with flash hider. Very well accessorized Ruger AC 556 manufactured in 1979, with a three position selector for semi, three shot burst and full automatic, with a safety reminiscent of the M1 Garand rifle. This lot includes; in addition to the rifle with its standard fixed wooden stock, an additional original factory AC556 wood and metal folding stock, Ciener 22 cal. conversion kit (includes one 30-round mag) specifically designed for the Mini-14/AC 556 rifle, original Ruger AC 556 technical manual, three additional Ciener .22 cal detachable mags, two 20-round and two 30-round factory Ruger Mini-14 mags, one original AC 556 Ruger box with correct label albeit for a different SN gun and one black web sling. The Ruger AC 556 was used in U.S. Navy service and is still very popular today with recreational users as well as being exported to France where in a special configuration it is very popular with French law enforcement authorities. Exterior SN is only visible SN. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine, original lustrous blue finish with some firing residue in recessed areas. Wood is also very fine with some slight handling marks and a slight bit of charring to the wood where it meets the gas block on the fixed stock. Folding stock assembly also very fine with only some slight handling marks. Metal of conversion kit and all mags are very fine. Box’s label marked out in black marker with the added SN for this gun in black marker on underside. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very fine, shiny and bright. The Ruger makes a great entry level recreational machine gun. Ammo and mags are obtainable and it is a very well made firearm. This specimen with its conversion kit, spare mags and box would make a welcome addition to any machine gun collection. 52812-1 JWK (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1106

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1107
$1,150.00

**EXTREMELY FINE COMMERCIAL FINISH SUPPRESSED RUGER MARK II TARGET PISTOL (REGISTERED SUPPRESSOR).

SN 221-18424/69593. Cal. 22 LR. 9-3/4″ bbl. This is a Ruger Mark II host gun which has been fitted with an interval “Pete’s Guns” suppressor marked as such with suppressor SN (PG22P). Typical Mark II Ruger with bolt hold open latch on left side includes one 10 round Ruger magazine. Rear sight not present. External SNs are the only visible numbers. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine. Smooth commercial blue finish with the suppressor finish a little lighter than the rest of the gun with some thinning at the high edges, particularly at the muzzle. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very good with firing residue in the baffles of the suppressor. This is a great gun if you want to shoot without hearing protection or in situations where you do not wish to disturb your neighbors. 52939-41 JWK (750-1,500) – Lot 1107

1108
$12,650.00

*NFA EXEMPT EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CONDITION MODEL B ITHACA AUTO & BURGLAR GUN.

SN 436667. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 10-1/4″ bbl. Ithaca NID action with pin type cocking indicators and automatic safety. This high original condition gun is marked “SMOKELESS POWDER STEEL” and “MADE IN THE USA” on tops of bbls. Correct markings and SN are on bbl flats and water table. Sides of action with typical rolled-on dog and Ithaca Gun Co address, are also marked “Auto & Burglar Gun”. Type B stock with square profile has checkered grip, laminated and pinned for extra strength. Long forend has typical Deeley type release. Also included is extremely rare original factory holster. PROVENANCE: Letter from US Dept of Justice, BATF, removing this particular Ithaca Auto & Burglar Model B from the provisions of the NFA, and further, designating it a “Curio or Relic”. It still remains a “firearm”. Daryl Middlebrook collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all its orig factory finish, except for slight silvering of right fences and rear of bbls, as well as some silvering at muzzles from holster wear. There is a hairline crack on the left grip panel running parallel to the bore line; 1″ from top of wood. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are shiny and bright with firing residue. 53097-5 JWK (7,500-11,000) C&R – Lot 1108

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1109
$7,475.00

**EVER POPULAR ITHACA AUTO BURGLAR WITH EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL HOLSTER (A.O.W).

SN 361624. Cal. 20 ga. 10″ bbl. Highly desirable fine condition Ithaca Auto Burglar gun with factory original Auto Burglar gun leather holster with embossed flap. Also included is the original Form 1 registration form where this weapon was registered by a Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Dept. Robbery Squad member. Typical markings with engraved pointer dog on both sides of the receiver. The Ithaca Auto Burglar gun was marketed as a gun for self-defense and defense in businesses. It was “a gun even the the novice shooter could be effective with in self-defense”. SN match between frame, bbl and forend. Fastening stud not present on holster. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is very fine with about 50% case colors remaining, mostly in the covered and recessed areas with some high edge wear to a gray patina and some scattered mottling to gray patina particularly under the left side of bbl. There is a small 1″ long sliver of wood missing from the right rear side of forend with some thinning of finish to a gray patina to the front strap of handgrip. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is shiny and bright. Leather holster still supple to touch with green verdigris where leather meets the brass eyelets of holster. Checkering is clear, there are a few small handling marks to the wood, barely noticeable. The Ithaca Auto Burglar gun is a popular collector’s item. This one in its fine condition would make a welcome addition to any shooting enthusiasts or historical collectors collection. 53130-1 JWK (6,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1109

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1110
$2,587.50

**POPULAR PETITE HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON HANDYGUN (NFA “ANY OTHER WEAPON”).

SN 29652. Cal. 28 ga. 12-1/4″ bbl. Attractive H&R Handy gun in popular 28 ga. Typical H&R address on right side of frame and “H. & R. HANDY GUN” on left side of frame. Brass post front sight bead. Matching SN between receiver and bbl with orig wood pistol grip and forearm. Extremely rare felt and Japanned holster included. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4 as an “AOW” ($5.00 transfer for stamp when applicable). CONDITION: Overall orig finish is fine to very fine with 95% lustrous blue on bbl with about 60% striped color case hardening on receiver with some scattered flecks of oxidation on both sides. Wood furnishings are very good with some moderate dings and bruises and some crushed diamonds to the checkering of the hand grip, but still completely solid and serviceable. Mechanics are fine, action is tight. Bore is fine shiny and bright. Completely serviceable holster with snaps intact albeit turning a bit crusty with the black finish starting to flake particularly along the crease. 53130-2 JWK (1,500-3,000) C&R – Lot 1110

1111
$2,587.50

**EXTREMELY FINE MARBLES MODEL 1908 GAME GETTER (NFA “ANY OTHER WEAPON”).

SN 7943. Cal. 22 LR over 44 shot shell. 18″ bbl. Very popular and attractive Marbles Game Getter Model 1908 with swing out skeleton loop stock and includes 37 original .44 shotshell cartridges. Beautiful Gutta Percha grips are a very pleasing chocolate brown color with Marbles logo at top on side. Bbls marked on right side “Calibers- 22 & 44” and on left side is typical manufacturers address with “Marble Arms and Mfg Co. Successor”. The left wing of the rear sight has been broken off and is not present. The Game Getter was a popular item in the early part of the 20th century as a versatile gun for small game and today is popular not only with collectors but also people who participate in vintage shooting events. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4 as Curio & Relic eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine, over 90% coverage with some wear to gray patina at muzzle and at high edges. Grips are very fine with some slight bruising on right side. Folding loop stock functions properly and well and has a very attractive, bright nickel finish. There are three positions where the rotating selector attached to the hammer has dug into the frame from dry firing. This very attractive specimen of early 20th century high quality gunmaking. 52871-1 JWK (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 1111

1112
$17,250.00

BEATTIE MANUFACTURING COMPANY MANUFACTURED ORIG WWII US GI M2-2 FLAMETHROWER.

Cal. N/A. Bbl N/A. Extremely popular and rare U.S. GI M2-2 flamethrower as manufactured by Beattie Manufacturing Co. of Little Falls, N.J. for the U.S. chemical warfare service. Comes complete w/2 sealed cans of M1 thickener dated 2-53. 2 flexible hoses, M2934-20 wand, reservoir tanks w/orig data plate intact, indicating SN 30. Carrying frame and load-bearing straps present w/modern replacement hexhead screws holding straps onto carrying frame. Orig U.S.a regulator assembly with hose and valves all intact and in good serviceable condition. 6 propellant canisters, all empty. Also included are 2 war department technical manuals, one dated May 1943 the other August, 1952 together with a photocopied manual specifically addressing this M2-2 Model flamethrower. Also included is a very rare sealed M-1 flamethrower ignition cylinder dated June of 1967. There is a spare pressure regulator assembly still in its orig box, albeit open w/a second regulator assembly included, which is tagged as not working. Also numerous spare parts. Spare brass fittings including copper couplings and lines. The flamethrower was extremely effective against the Japanese in the Pacific War. This cataloger has personally talked to veterans who said it saved many American lives when employed against Japanese in pillboxes and other fortified positions. As one veteran related, “The Japanese gave us a pretty hard time in their prepared defensive positions, but the army came up with an answer to that, it was the flamethrower. We sent one of them up front, they touched the flame into the pillbox and the Nips came running out. All we had to do was pick ’em off!” Includes a GI storage crate. CONDITION: Overall extremely fine. All hoses remain soft, supple and serviceable. The outstanding condition of the wand, together with the other accessories, make this an absolutely incredible find. Over 95% of the paint remaining on the tanks, w/some scratches due to use, w/over 98% paint remaining on the wand,which is extremely fine in all respects. Webbing of carrier in very fine serviceable condition, as are contemporary, yet appropriate diameter attachment cords. Wooden storage crate in fine, serviceable condition. Vintage orig manuals also in fine condition. Consignor states that this apparatus is in completely good working order and will stand behind this statement. Fully operational and complete flamethrowers are extremely rare and one could wait years searching for an ensemble as fine as this one. 53185-4 JWK (12,000-18,000) – Lot 1112

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1113
$12,075.00

**Y. S. & L. WW2 M3 37MM ANTI-TANK GUN (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE).

SN 357. Cal. 37mm. 82″ bbl. This U.S. M3 anti-tank gun manufactured by Y., S. & L. is registered in both 37mm and 20mm. Locking pins for pivoting trailing legs not present, nor is the sighting apparatus. Traverse mechanism allows it to move a very small amount and appears to be stuck due to repaint. Elevation mechanism moves slightly but also appears fouled due to recent repaint. Road wheels turn freely. One able-bodied man was able to roll this gun up a ramp into a trailer for transport. No breech block present. This gun came from an estate and although registered as a Destructive Device, the breech block has not yet been found. If/when breech block is found it will be conveyed to buyer. This is a National Firearms Act Item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on a Form 3 or Form 4 as a destructive device. PROVENANCE: From the estate collection of noted discerning firearms enthusiast, Donald W. Dix, Jr. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish fine with green olive drab paint on appropriate metal. Rubber tires exhibit some wear but remain serviceable. Bore has strong rifling with uniform brown corrosion throughout. End cap welded at muzzle reducing muzzle diameter. This would make a very fine display piece and with the addition of a breech block would be great fun at the range. 52613-1 JWK (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1113

1114
$6,325.00

**TOMLIN ORDINANCE REGISTERED U.S. M20 75 MM RECOILESS RIFLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE).

SN 3302. Cal. .75 MM. 80″ bbl. Tomlin Ordinance re-activated U.S. M20 75 MM recoiless rifle. Includes 1917 A1 tripod, canvas action cover, 1958 dated field manual and 4 empty projectile cases. The 75 MM recoiless rifle fired a variety of munitions and could be utilized in both a direct and indirect fire role. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as a destructive device. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine repainted gloss black paint on tube w/ orig green paint on tripod attachment hardware. Tripod is also repainted in dark olive drab paint. Canvas cover very fine, as are projectile cases. A very impressive and fun destructive device to shoot at the range and very recognizable to veterans who saw them in operation. 53164-1 JWK (5,500-9,500) – Lot 1114

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1115
$6,325.00

**IMPRESSIVE BRANDT 81 MM MORTAR (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE).

SN C315. Cal. .81MM. Bbl length 46″. Very impressive ensemble, consisting of a Brandt 81MM mortar w/ WWII (P.S.C.M. Co.) bipod assembly complete w/ spring chain at bottom of legs. Orig base plate also included. Desirable accessories include M81 sight w/carrying case, 1 box of 25 Winchester M3 type 2 ignition cartridges and another box of 100 shells M6 ignition cartridges dated August, 1952. Also, an inert M819 projectile and inert M880 practice projectile. Also included is a 1958 81MM mortar field manual, 1957 technical manual, and 1971 technical manual. The 81MM mortar was normally utilized at battalion level fire support. In the collector’s world today, these are sought-after items, as they will accept “soup can diameter” projectiles, which can be homemade with a little effort.This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as a destructive device. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish extremely fine as repainted in correct green paint on tube and cup. Base plate also repainted over pitting sand-blasted data plate. Bi-pod is in orig paint. Mortar rounds in very fine condition, as are cartridge boxes and manuals. A nice ensemble for the destructive device collector. 53164-2 JWK (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1115

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1116
$5,175.00

**FIRESTONE MFG U.S. M2 60 MM MORTAR ENSEMBLE (DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE.)

SN 70088. Cal. .60. Bbl 26 1/2″. Fine condition U.S. WWII M2 60MM mortar w/ carrying strap, bi-pod, base plate and carrying bag. Included sight in carrying case, technical manual and 5 inert rounds. The U.S. 60MM mortar was a company-level support weapon and, depending upon needs of the situation, found its way down to the platoon level. Handy and relatively easy to transport, it was a welcome and versatile part of a soldier’s arsenal. Modern-day historical and recreational collectors find them to be fun items. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This weapon is fully transferable on an ATF form 3 or form 4 as a destructive device. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine. Green painted finish on tube w/ orig finish on bi-pod and base plate. Inert rounds in very fine condition, ranging from green, orange and light blue. Sight carrying case very fine, sight rates fine, bore of tube extremely clean. 53164-4 JWK (4,500-5,500) – Lot 1116

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1117
$39,100.00

U.S. HOTCHKISS MODEL 1916 37 MM CANON PARTS INCLUDING MULTIPLE BARRELS AND BRONZE AND STEEL MECHANISM PARTS.

NSN. Cal. 37MM. Bbl 34″. The Hotchkiss Model 1916 cannon was a very interesting American troop support weapon during WWI. This grouping of parts came out of long-term storage, and the real gem is the forward assembly, which includes bbl, trunnion, cylinder and recuperation mechanism. No receiver is present. However, you will see numerous parts are included. Includes 7 hardwood brass-capped 37 mm cleaning rods w/ 4 brushes, 1 brass trunnion, 3 steel trunnions plus male side trunnion and steel female trunnion, 1 steel yoke, 11 aluminum cylinders, 1 gas port cap, 3 spare detent pins, 2 carrier slings, 2 bbls still in orig factory crate w/ crate marked “C.H. COWDREY MACHINE WORKS”, 3 piston guide shafts and approx. 20 buffer springs. This is a non-gun parts lot only. CONDITION: Parts were in storage for decades and reflect it, w/ surface rust. The major assembly included in this lot would be very useful for someone who may have found the breach part in some static municipal monument, or who otherwise would like to make a display gun. 53167-1 JWK (800-2,500) – Lot 1117

1118
$0.00

1940 DATED 3RD REICH PHOTO COMPENDIUM OF WARTIME, POLITICAL AND COMBAT EVENTS.

Faux leather bound photo album dated 1940 and titled in German Big Germany in World Events comprising of a 12-month chronological history of events from January through December of that year. With nearly 300 4×6″ b/w photographs depicting everything from everyday life under the Reich to notables such as Herman Goring, Adolf Hitler, Mussolini among others including pictures of the capture of Paris, sinking of numerous allied vessels, aerial combat photographs. Documented in great detail in German depicting the everyday life of WWII era of German civilians and military personnel. A unique treasure trove for the student and/or collector of this particular genre. CONDITION: Good overall with slight edge wear to all corners and spine. No water damage or staining is evident, however rice paper partitions are damaged and/or not present throughout. Pictures are still in very fine condition with no hazing and remain quite clear. 52969-6 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1118

1119
$5,750.00

FANTASTIC USMC 8-POWER J. UNERTL SNIPER SCOPE WITH MICARTA TRANSIT CAN.

SN 2700. Blue finish overall with light green anodized adjustable scope rings. Traditional adjustable paralex complete with factory lens covers. Properly marked “J. UNERTL USMC-SNIPER” and SN “2700”. Magnification is 8-power and is indicated on eye-piece locking ring. These scopes were adopted by the USMC in early 1942 for use on the Model 1903 A1 USMC sniper rifle and later utilized on the Winchester Model 70 heavy bbl Team guns at the weapons training battalion Quantico MCB. This scope by SN is very possibly one of the very last ever acquired by the Marine Corps as it was previously thought that WWII acquisitions ended with SN in the 2600 range. This scope is complete with its correct Micarta transit tube that is totally void of any mfg markings or dates. An abundance of information is available regarding these scopes in the outstanding reference books by Col. Norman Chandler Death From Afar: Marine Corps Sniping. CONDITION: Extremely fine with little evidence of every having been used. A piece of protective paper tape remains intact beneath the windage and elevation adjustment knobs. Optics are bright and clear. The fine crosshair with dot reticle is still intact and remains crisp without any internal corrosion or growth. All knobs are intact and remain in fine condition. Forward ring has evidence of an ill-fitting screwdriver with a slightly scarred cap being present. Micarta can is in a unprecedented state of preservation and still retaining most all of its matte olive drab period paint with no cracks or breakage evident. The green/khaki strap and belt hook are near pristine with no evidence of staining or fray. This is by far the finest example of the Marine Corps 8-power Unertl with can this cataloger has ever observed. 53072-1 TDW (5,000-7,000) – Lot 1119

1120
$1,725.00

*SCARCE SPRINGFIELD 1903 HEAVY BARREL TARGET MODEL.

SN 1314372. Cal. .30.06. 30″ bbl. Highly desirable Springfield 1903 heavy barreled target model with nickel steel bolt slightly swept back. Lyman receiver peep sight disc present. Scope blocks present on receiver and bbl. No front sight nor base present. No buttplate present. Follower without provision to hold bolts open, stock never inletted for magazine cutoff switch. Stock beautifully checkered. Length from trigger to the end of stock is 12 13/16″. These heavy barreled Springfields are highly sought and this one, with the addition of a couple missing parts would make a very handsome addition to a Springfield rifle collection. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is fine to very fine. Orig blue finish w/ bolt in the white w/ finish starting to fade and thin, particularly on the floor plate and high edges. Mechanics are crisp, bore is very fine, shiny and bright. Stock has a 2″ crack running parallel to the bore line on right side near toe w/ a blemish on the left side of the stock with a corresponding ding to the checkering. Forward sling swivel present at of checkering on firearm. 53160-8 JWK (1,200-1,800) C&R – Lot 1120

1121
$7,475.00

VERY RARE FRENCH MODEL 1886/M93 WWI SNIPER RIFLE WITH SCOPE.

SN 15309. Cal. .8mm Lebel. Bbl 31 1/2″. Exceedingly rare WWI-era French sniper rifle with orig detachable scope, leather sling, and an interesting orig Jan., 1919 dated Stars and Stripes newspaper, which was used to wrap the scope during its return from France. Pretty neat! Visible SNs match between bbl,scope mount block, receiver and wood. Marked on right side of bbl “MA S 1890” w/ St. Etienne maker’s and model markings on left side of receiver. This fine specimen’s scope is marked “A.PX.1916” w/ telescope number which matches the telescope mounting stud, which a simple spring latch is screwed onto. The scope is attached to the rifle by rotating it onto a round socket at the rear sight base 90 degrees downward, so that the spring latch snaps into place. The socket has its own coil spring. so that tension is maintained and it does not rattle. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine with a mixture of refinished and orig finished parts. Receiver block and rear sight block have been refinished, although barely perceptible. Trigger guard and bolt in the white. Butt plate has some high edge wear to a gray patina. Interior of action in the white, as is appropriate, with some brown patina from old grease. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is very fine, shiny and bright, as is bolt face. Optics just starting to cloud, with clear cross hairs, and still serviceable. Wood has some dings, bruises and handling marks but still very attractive. Sling strong and supple. Over 99-year-old newspaper rolled into a cone shape and stuck together with grease, but amazing that it has survived, along with this rifle in such wonderful condition. What a great find for the French military rifle collector. 53160-6 JWK (4,500-8,500) – Lot 1121

1122
$4,025.00

SCARCE AND DESIRABLE LEE METFORD MK I * RIFLE.

SN 38278. Cal. .303 Brit. 30″ bbl. Very scarce and attractive specimen, as manufactured by BSA&M Co. in 1891 with Victorian crown on receiver with London cartouche. Drill purpose additional stamp below this cartouche. Receiver SN is the only externally visible SN. However there are numerous cartouche proofs on the stock with broad arrow proofs also visible on bolt and cocking piece. Steel butt plate with brass attachment screws, magazine cutoff and volley sights all present, as is the scarce original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish, very fine as arsenal refinished lustrous blue with some slight softening of the markings on the receiver flat below the bolt handle with most markings quite clear. Wooden piece to rear of rear sight exhibits an 1 1/8″ crack running parallel to the bore line. Bolt cover a pleasing brown patina. Cleaning rod in the white. Butt plate a pleasing gray patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore is very fine, shiny and bright. Quite a fine specimen of a rare rifle. Although many British rifles were made, it is difficult to find certain models due to so many going through subsequent rebuild and update. This is a very handsome specimen, indeed. 53160-7 JWK (1,500-3,500) – Lot 1122

1123
$37,375.00
Revised: 3/20/2018

Please Note: Upon closer examination, the bore is very good with dark rifling and slightly pitted.

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE 1893 BORCHARDT SERIAL NUMBER 463 CASED WITH FOUR MATCHING MAGAZINES AND ALL ACCESSORIES.

SN 463. Cal. 7.63. 7-1/2″ bbl. Deep rust-blued finish overall with a combination of straw and nitre-blue appointments. 2-pc finely checkered walnut grips with detachable shoulder stock with cheekrest, case including an unheard of four matching magazines, sling, holster, maintenance tools and barring block. This early Loewe Berlin manufactured pistol is numbered “463” on the bottom rear of magazine well, as well on the stock attaching iron, trigger, bolt toggle and on the bases of all four wood bottomed magazines. The SN is found as well on the board shoulder stock and cheekrest. Crown U and Crown B proofs are found on both bbl and receiver. System Borchardt patent is found on right side of receiver as well as Waffenfabrik Loewe Berlin on chamber. Shoulder stock has manufacturer’s mark of “GESETZLICH GESCHUTZT” with matching manufacturer’s mark on barring block. Fitted black leather case with nickel furniture is green velvet lined and houses the wiping rod, screwdriver, takedown punches, leather sling, grease container, solvent bottle and oiler. Leather holster is still strapped appropriately to board stock with strapping and buckle intact. CONDITION: Very fine overall with most rich finishes remaining, with slight muzzle wear and minor finish loss at connecting points from attaching shoulder stock. Nitre-blue has somewhat flaked on toggle cover plates. 2-pc checkered grips are spectacular with most orig varnish remaining. Straw finish on sear bar is still vivid while nitre finish on trigger, sear spring, screws and extractor remain very bright with over 70% nitre remaining. Magazines retain nearly all their fine nickel finish with only minuscule staining and loss on one magazine bottom. Shoulder stock is solid and complete with most of its varnished finish remaining, however, somewhat dulling. Several areas of bruising and abrasions exist, most prominently in the tensioning lug area and one screw is slightly fouled from the use of an improper screwdriver. Cheekrest is equally fine with one minor abraded area on rear. Leather holster, while being supple, all stitching has deteriorated and leather is somewhat alligatored. Shoulder sling exists as an example only, as the leather is well over 100 years old. is intact but would not retain strength enough to be usable. Tools and appendages are all excellent, showing minor storage and handling marks only. Barring block is exceptional. Leather travel case is quite fine with exterior having suffered slight distress on corners and soiling of green felt inside. All partitions are intact. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Mechanics are crisp. A more complete or finer example would not easily be found. 52999-7 (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1123

1124
$0.00

*EARLY FLATSIDE LARGE RING MAUSER CARBINE WITH DETACHABLE STOCK.

SN 206. Cal. .30. 11-3/4″ bbl. Receiver flat marked “Waffenfabrik Mauser Obendorf A/N”, with Crown / U on left flat and SN 206 on adjacent flat. Rich blue finish overall with nitre blue appointments including long narrow extractor, bolt stop, and sight elevator. Early large ring design with wide trigger and early pattern slide detachable stock. Checkered horn buttplate with Mauser Werke crest. Shrouded post type front sight. Smooth walnut forearm with blue steel attaching iron. After detailed disassembly most all parts were found to be matching numbers with exception of safety lever which as been re-numbered at some previous time to match. These early carbines are rarely ever found in any type of condition. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely and thoroughly professionally restored. Bore is bright with slightly worn rifling. Mechanics are fine, and as previously mentioned, most all parts are matching numbers. Blue finish has very slight edge wear at muzzle and leading edge of mag floorplate. Stock attaching screws are slightly fouled and remain patina. Horn buttplate has small repair at toe with no material loss being evident. Stock finish is even and shows evidence of very light sanding at time of refinish. 52999-9 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1124

1125
$5,462.50

*EXTREMELY RARE WEBLEY & SCOTT NO 2 MK I ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY SEMI-AUTO PISTOL DATED 1915.

SN 7002. Cal. .445 Webley Auto. Bbl is 5″. Extremely rare Webley & Scott LTD self-loading .455 Mark I No 2 pistol with British proofs throughout. Dated 1915 on slide with numerous date and British nitro proofs on chamber, top of slide and on frame. The Webley & Scott auto-loading pistols all exhibit the highest levels of fit and finish of old-world, early 20th century quality. Lanyard ring present at bottom of frame, which is slotted for shoulder stock. 1 orig magazine is included. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish very fine to extremely fine as arsenal refinished with some slight wear at high edges with extremely clear markings. Right grip panel has a small chip out at rear heel, with a couple of damaged diamonds to the hard brown Bakelite. Mechanics are crisp, bore is very fine, bright and brilliant. Really nice specimen of an extremely rare and desirable model. 53160-4 JWK (4,500-10,500) C&R – Lot 1125

1126
$2,875.00

*SCARCE WEBLEY MARK VI PENCIL BARREL .22 CAL. REVOLVER.

SN 452421. Cal. .22. Bbl 6 1/2″. Scarce example of the very elegant and undeniably British Webley & Scott .22 cal. round “PENCIL” bbl revolver. Webley & Scott LTD Birmingham & London address on top of frame with W&S logo on left side of frame with British nitro proofs also on left side of frame below bbl. Bbl and frame match SN. Cylinder number “489”. Lanyard ring present at butt with orig hard composition grips This revolver was intended as a practice revolver alternative to the heavy .455 Webley Mark VI. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance very fine. Lustrous blue refinish with trigger, hammer and frame latch parts in the white. Light pin prick pitting visible on sides of top strap with some softening of the lettering there. High edge wear to a gray patina. Hard rubber grips exhibit crack on left grip panel near toe, but still strong and serviceable. Mechanics and bore are fine, with slight play in cylinder. Shiny with some minor pitting. A very attractive specimen of a scarce revolver. 53160-5 JWK (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 1126

1127
$0.00

*FINE WALTHER OSP 22 SHORT TARGET PISTOL WITH TWO BARRELS AND CASE 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

1) WALTHER OSP TARGET 100 YEAR. SN 22400. Cal. 22 SHORT. 3-1/2″ bbl. Nickel finish with ported bbl and adjustable target sights and grip with Walther 100 Year (1886-1986) emblem in left side of stock. Five shot semi-automatic with fully adjustable trigger complete with a total of 4 magazines two .22 short mags and two .22 long rifle magazines and a spare 4-1/2″ bbl assembly chambered for .22 long rifle. Housed in a Walther labeled carry case with cut-outs and partitions for two OSP target pistols and spare magazines. Handgun is set up for right hand shooter and have always been considered to be one of the highest quality target pistols manufactured. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Several small handling abrasions so common amongst target handguns. Bore and mechanics are excellent and functioning well. 2) WALTHER TARGET PISTOL. SN 117996. Cal. 32. Smith & Wesson Wadcutter. 4-1/4″ bbl. Nickel finish overall with adjustable right handed target stock. Comes with two 5 shot .32 Wadcutter magazines. Adjustable rear sight. Housed with its mated .22 short OSP pistol in Walther two gun luggage case. Complete with one additional 5 rnd .32 Wadcutter magazine. CONDITION: Very good overall with typical handling marks from target usage. Bore and mechanics are excellent. Grips are fine. An outstanding target handgun. 52924-8, 52924-9 TDW (4,000-5,000) – Lot 1127

1128
$22,425.00

*EXTRAORDINARY CASED SET OF TWO EXPERIMENTAL NORTON DP-75 PISTOLS.

1) NORTON DP-75. SN EXP2. Cal. 9 mm 5″ bbl. This exceedingly rare Norton Armament Experimental example is machined entirely from titanium. The left side of the pistol is marked “Caliber 9 MM/Automatic Pistol” and the frame is marked “EXP 2” for Experimental. The pistol has nicely blued frame and slide with straw coloring on small parts. Grips are 2pc smooth rosewood. Accompanied by two 8 rnd single stack magazines, along with an extra Ti barrel assembly. Very little information is available about these lightweight prototypes made in Mt.Clements, MI. Only two such DP-75 Experimentals are known to exist. CONDITION: As new. Pistol retains virtually all of its original finishes. C&R 2) HUTCHENS NORTON. SN EXP. Cal 4.5mm. 2-1/2 Inch round bbl. The left side of the pistol is marked “Caliber 4.5MM/Automatic Pistol” and the frame is marked “EXP” for Experiential. The pistol has nicely blued steel parts with straw coloring on some of the small parts. Grips are 2pc smooth ebony. Functional 4 rnd magazine and one spare mag. This is a 1/2 Scale and fully functional Exact Miniature of the Norton Armament DP-75 engineered by the late Raymond Hutchens, a retired police officer from Indianapolis during the early 1970s. Each one of these pistols took great effort and time to manufacture and produce, having to start by creating a set of miniaturized “SCALE” drawings for each and every part, develop and produced the tooling used in the actual manufacturing. Each part had to be heat treated or hardened and polished with the correct contours to match the original pattern. These exact pistols are illustrated in the book “Scale Modern Firearms” by Kramer on pages 86-88. Housed in a contemporary rosewood case, fitted for the two Norton pistols. CONDITION: As new. Pistol retains all of its original custom finishes. Crisp mechanics. Bright bore. Case is Very Fine, missing nameplate and reinforcing corners. C&R 53190-3, 53190-4 JWD (6,000-8,000) – Lot 1128

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1129
$0.00

*RARE AND DESIRABLE SMITH & WESSON .357 REGISTERED MAGNUM MODEL REVOLVER WITH FACTORY LETTER

SN 48554. Cal. 357 Magnum. 8-3/4″ bbl. Full blue finish. Checkered 2-pc fancy walnut grips. Bbl is marked on left side “Smith & Wesson”, left side reads “S.& W. 357 MAGNUM”. “REG. 1292 is also stamped in the crane mortise. The frame is of the 5-screw variety and has S&W logo on the left side with “MADE IN USA” on the right side. Bbl is mounted with a King Patent front sight with red bead. Rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. Factory medallion grips of diamond Magna configuration stamped w/ “E” on bottom surface. Accompanying this revolver is a letter from Roy Jinks, Smith & Wesson historian, describing this revolver and showing the registration no. 1292; shipment was on July 28, 1936 to Fishman’s Sporting Goods Co., Springfield, IL. The letter confirms the bbl length, grips and King sight, and sighted in for 25 yds using a dead center hold. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains 95%+ bright blue finish with sharp markings and a bright bore with strong rifling. Frame also retains 95%+ bright blue finish with highpoint wear and some light handling marks overall. Markings are sharp. Cylinder also retains 95%+ bright blue finish with a slight drag mark at each bolt stop. Chambers are clean. Hammer and trigger show strong case color. Grips are fine and retain most of their factory finish. The checkering is sharp. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bore. 53190-7 JWD (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1129

1130
$0.00

*EXTRAORDINARY PAIR OF FULL SCALE EXACT REPRODUCTIONS OF SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL “LADYSMITH” HAND EJECTOR REVOLVERS BY RAY HUTCHENS.

SN 1/2. Cal .22 Long. 6″ round bbl. with proper S&W two line address and “22 S&W CTG” marking. Square butt frame is stamped with S&W Trademark stamping on left side and features adjustable target type sights with case hardened hammer and smooth trigger. Serial number 1 stamped on frame, crane, cyl, and bbl w/Maker’s mark “H” below chamber area. Fitted with 2pc smooth ivory grips with gold S&W type medallions. Accompanied by a fantastic exact reproduction of a black leatherette S&W hardcase, replete with S&W medallion embedded into case lid and tan suede interior. Gun #2 is identical in every way to the above specimen. Serial number 2 stamped on frame, crane, cyl, and bbl w/Maker’s mark “H” below chamber area. These 1:1 Scale Exact Replica firearms were engineered by the late Raymond Hutchens a retired police officer from Indianapolis,IN from 1940-1970. One of these exact pistols described above is illustrated on page 68 in “Scale Modern Firearms” by Joseph Kramer. Incredible quality that duplicates the original in every way. CONDITION: As new, both appear unfired. Both revolvers retain virtually all of their fine blue and casehardened finishes. Grips are sound with nice patina. Crisp mechanics. Shiny bore. Case for SN 1 is excellent. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53190-1 JWD (7,000-12,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1130

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1131
$0.00
Revised: 3/9/2018

Please Note: Typographical Correction: The caliber of this rare revolver is .38 Spl, not .32 Spl as stated in the catalog.

*SPECTACULAR FACTORY DOCUMENTED AND ENGRAVED COLT SHOOTING MASTER REVOLVER WITH MOTHER OF PEARL GRIPS.

SN 341284. Cal. 32 Special. 6″ bbl. Blue finish overall with lustrous fiery Colt monogrammed Mother of Pearl grips. This outstanding “C” coverage engraved Shooting Master was manufactured April 13, 1940 and shipped to the Seattle Hardware Co. Seattle, WA. This information is well documented by a factory letter dated Oct. 8, 1979. Factory embellished New Services or Shooting Masters are some of the rarest of all embellished Colt firearms. This Shooting Master of course was an improved target variation of the iconic New Service revolver. The improvements included checkered rear and front straps, adjustable Partridge front sight and Windage adjustable rear sight. This outstanding example is complete with its factory Colt Shooting Master shipping box with numbers matching in pencil on interior of lid. The engraving although indicated by letter as having been “C” coverage appears to be extensively more than the traditional “C”. The engraving consists of wonderful scroll and vine foliate with dot punch background that is executed in virtually full coverage of frame and cylinder with exception of flutes. Extensive coverage on both sides of bbl inclusive of even the front sight base. This outstanding work has a wonderful lined border around address and caliber designations. CONDITION: The gun is in near new condition and an unbelievable state of preservation. Only the slightest evidence of edge wear is visible at the extreme corners and leading edges of the bbl and extreme high points of sights. The grips are masterfully fitted and remain in pristine condition. No evidence of distress, damage or ill storage is evident on this magnificent piece of mechanical art. The Colt shipping box has suffered extensive edge wear and is missing one end of the lower box. Label is still quite legible on top and interior is fine. This outstanding Colt Double Action would be the centerpiece of any of the finest Colt collections known. 53197-14 TDW (45,000-65,000) C&R – Lot 1131

1132
$5,175.00

*PRIME COMMERCIAL COLT MODEL 1917 .45 ACP REVOLVER W/ORIG BOX AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 336320. Cal. 45 ACP. 5-1/2″ bbl with blue finish and mounted with correct Colt commercial checkered walnut stocks. Left side of bbl has the rare commercial “COLT MODEL 1917 .45 AUTO. CTGE.” marking as well as the traditional 2-line Colt bbl address. Crisp Rampant Colt on left frame side plate as well as the Colt VP proof marking on forward left side of trigger guard. These rare commercial variation of the standard WWI issue .45 revolver were made with a very limited production believed to be of approximately 1,000 units. These examples were made without the traditional lanyard loop that is found on the military and government purchased models. Finished with a commercial grade polish as opposed to the miltary polish that was utilized on the U.S. property models. Gun is housed in its appropriately marked commercial 2-pc Colt box with instruction manual, cleaning rod and disassembly tool. Box has the appropriate commercial Colt revolver Model 1917 label.Accompanied by a Colt factory letter confirming the revolver’s configuration with “War-time Finish” and shipped to Shapleigh Hdwe, St.Louis, MO on July 28, 1932 in a shipment of 500 guns. CONDITION: Excellent overall retaining virtually all its factory finishes. Bore is pristine with crisp rifling. Chambers retain all of their blue finish internally with only minuscule finish loss at muzzle and crane hinge. Grips with sharp checkering with no indication of use. A very small area of corrosion is evident at toe of butt, possibly from being stored within its cardboard box. Box is fine condition with only traces of internal wear from gun having been housed within. Exterior of box is the finest this cataloger has seen with only traces of edge wear which is to be expected after 100 years of existence. Label is equally fine and completely intact. All corners are strong and showing little distress. This exceptionally fine example is one of the hardest variations to acquire. 53190-2 TDW (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1132

1133
$9,200.00

*SCARCE, CUSTOM ENGRAVED VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1908 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL.

SN 1060. Cal. 380 ACP. Spectacular Gino Cargnell engraved pistol with 3-3/4″ bbl, bbl bushing at the muzzle end of slide, fixed sights and custom, smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Pistol is wonderfully engraved by Gino Cargnell and signed on left front web of trigger guard. Frame and slide are very tastefully engraved with highly detailed raised gold inlays of grape leaves, vines and clusters of grapes along with flat gold wire inlays on both sides on the grip safety and over the slide. Leaf & grape cluster inlays are in 2-color gold. Top of slide is also inlaid with a spectacular 3-color gold tiny goldfinch. Left rear side of the slid has the Rampant Colt and circle inlaid in 2-color gold. Accompanied by a spare bbl that has British proofs and is probably the orig bbl to this pistol as left rear side of the frame also has a tiny British proof. Apparently the proof mark on the slide was covered by the gold inlay. Gino Cargnell was an engraver employed at Fabrique Nationale in Belgium when his friend and mentor Angelo Bee immigrated to the United Sates and set up his own business. Mr. Bee convinced Mr. Cargnell to also come to the U.S. and work with him, which he did, to great success. Mr. Cargnell is one of the premier engravers in recent years and has created numerous, fantastic works of art on firearms. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually of its fine custom blue. Grips are extremely fine, mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore in both bbls. Mechanics are crisp and functioning. 52969-5 TDW (4,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 1133

1134
$0.00

*FANTASTIC FACTORY MASTER ENGRAVED PRESIDENT’S EDITION COLT WOODSMAN MATCH TARGET AND SPORT MODEL WITH FACTORY LETTER.

1) COLT WOODSMAN. SN S3162. Cal. .22LR. Bbl 4 1/2″, blue finish. Master engraved in elegant scroll and Arabesque w/dot punch background in a documented Class D coverage and factory gold inlaid “President’s Edition”. This fantastic piece of mechanical art was master engraved by Steve Kamyk. This pair of guns was specifically commissioned for the collection of Mr. Ed Warner, President of Colt Firearms from August of 1975 through May of 1981. Mr. Warner had a display of these guns in his office at Colts Manufacturing, and used them as samples for the promotion of Colt firearms. These guns are further embellished w/outstanding thumb rest design, elephant ivory 2-pc smooth stocks, and are housed in their factory-documented French fitted glass-topped display case w/presentation plaque, indicating (Colt President’s Edition, Woodsman match target, SN P.E.-C.E.W.-S3162 Woodsman Sport SN P.E.-C.E.W.-S1141. Factory documented, engraved Colt automatics are extremely uncommon and the ultimate rarity in Colt embellishment is the use of gold, which is extremely well documented in the provided 2-pg factory letter that accompanies this pair of cased Colt automatics. CONDITION: As factory new, w/no evidence of use or handling, bore is of course pristine, mechanics are in proper functioning order, case is equally fine w/only the slightest trace of wear at forward edge of draw from having been displayed and appreciated. ESA 2) COLT WOODSMAN. SN S1141. Cal. .22. 6″ match target heavy bbl. Factory D coverage, master engraved w/matching Presidents Edition gold inlay and smoot2-pc thumb rest, elephant ivory grips w/all embellishment having been executed by Colt’s own master engraver Steve Kamyk. The full coverage scroll and Arabesque engraving w/dot punch background, as well as the gold inlay are all fully documented in the attached 2-pg factory letter. These factory exhibition pistols are a rare opportunity, and would certainly be the centerpiece of any Colt collection. CONDITION: As new, w/no signs or indication of actual use. Bore and mechanics are equally fine and the attractively grained grips show no sign of use or distress or material loss. Display case, as previously noted, shows very slight handling at front of case from having been displayed. This pair of guns is also accompanied by their numbers matching Colt custom shop shipping boxes w/a factory number of FO10795, which is also indicated in the factory letter. C&RSpecial Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53197-5, 53197-6 TDW (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1134

1135
$0.00

*MASTER ENGRAVED CASED COLT WOODSMAN AND HUNTSMAN PISTOLS BY STEVE KAMYK

1) COLT HUNTSMAN. SN 175003 C. Cal. .22. 4 5/8″ rnd bbl, nickel finish skillfully engraved in scroll and vine w/a muted nickel finish on backstrap and top of slide assembly. This delicate embellishment amounts to what would be known as D coverage from factory. Mounted w/pearlite synthetic grips from Ajax custom grips. This pistol is proudly signed by Steve Kamyk beneath the left grip panel. Mr.Kamyk is well-known and recognized master engraver, whose custom embellished firearms have adorned the collections of many notables, including the President of Colt himself. CONDITION: As new, with no signs of use, bore mechanics are perfect. Colt French fitted display case w/blue satin lining is as new. ESA 2) COLT WOODSMAN. SN 044364S. Cal.22 LR. 4 1/2″ rnd bbl w/adjustable Eliason rear target sight, nickel finish. Overall engraved in scroll and vine foliate. The amount of coverage would be considered a D coverage by the factory. Mounted with 2-pc elephant ivory thumb rest, target stocks. This Woodsman is engraved in exactly the same pattern and configuration as the Colt Huntsman that it is displayed with in their French-fitted case. Wonderfully signed by the noted Colt master engraver Steve Kamyk underneath the left grip panel. Mr. Kamyk, as previously noted, is recognized by Colt as one of their in-house master engravers. This elegant set of pistols displays wonderfully and would be a fantastic addition to any Colt automatic collector’s display. CONDITION: As new, w/no visible signs of use, grips are equally fine, and are starting to acquire an attractive patina w/age. Thius pair of guns were previously the property of a Colt Firearms executive. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53194-2, 53194-3 (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1135

1137
$5,750.00

JAPANESE TACHI SAMURAI SWORD BY KANETSUGU.

Signature: “INSHU OMI HEKI SUKENAO (NO) JO FUJIWARA KANETSUGU SAKU” with NTHK paper. Blade length: 83.6 cm or 32.91″. Sori curve 2.0 cm or 0.79″. Width at hamachi notch 3.08 cm or 1.21″. Thickness at hamachi 0.76 cm or 0.30″. ERA: Late Edo period. Bunkyu to Keio era. Circa 1861 to 1865. SHAPE: Long shinogi-zukuri tachi, chu kissaki, iori mune. JI-TETSU: Masame covers on the itame hada with ji-nie. HAMON: Tight gunome midare undulates with ashi, yo and kinsuji. KOSHIRAE: With tsunagi (wood blade). Mounts, moko shape tsuba, iron with a ishime texture surface The menuki of su-aka, are of a nice large dragonfly. Fuchi kashira and kojire unsigned of matching sentoku brass ishime texture to a millet ear pattern. Black lacquered ro-iro saya. All in perfect condition. Kanetsugu was born in 1839 and was a swordsmith in Inshu province, present day Tottori pref. His clan served the domain of Tottori for generations under the name of Kanesaki, Kanetsugu lost his father at the age of 22 and learned under Yokoyama Sukekane in Bizen province and Takahashi Naganobu at Edo. After the Meiji restoration in 1868 Kanetsugu moved to Tokyo to forge a sword to dedicate to the Ise Shrine in 1886. He also forged copy (utsushi) swords modeled after old treasure swords in the Shosoin repository at Nara in the next year. He passed away in 1910 at age 71. SIZE: Blade cutting length 32.91″, overall length approx. 45″. CONDITION: The blade is in a beautiful polish with copper habaki in shirasaya. The koshirae is original to the blade and looks like new with new tsuka ito, wrappings to the hilt. A beautiful sword now in perfect condition and ready to enjoy. 53111-1 GA (7,500-8,500) – Lot 1137

1138
$181,700.00

MAGNIFICENT AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT LORENZONI-SYSTEM FLINTLOCK REPEATING RIFLE BY SEBASTIAN HAUSCHKA MADE FOR AND PRESENTED TO KING LOUIS XV AND BEARING HIS PERSONAL CYPHER, AS WELL AS THE FRENCH ROYAL ARMS NO. 464 FROM THE ROYAL CABINET D’ARMES, CIRCA 1735.

NSN. Cal. .380 approx. Groove diameter. 7 deep rounded rifling grooves. This extraordinary rifle exhibits the very highest quality throughout as befits a royal presentation piece and is also an exceptional rarity being a repeating rifle built on the Lorenzoni/Berselli system with a rotating breech accessing separate ball and powder magazines contained in the butt and operated by a silver lever on the left side. The action itself is of fire-gilded bronze. The 25 inch swamped, octagonal, superb Damascus barrel is engraved “Sebastian Hauschka A Wolfenbuttel” (1695-1775). One of the greatest masters of 18th century German gunmaking, Hauschka was appointed maker to the Court of Prince and Duke August Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel. As a Court maker, Hauschka was required to make the most elaborate guns for presentation to foreign monarchs including The Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia, a gun for Empress Maria Theresa of Austria ordered by the Prince of Salm, and the present rifle for King Louis XV of France. The flat lock of steel with separate priming magazine of fire-gilded brass has a rebated tail and deeply moulded bevels. The cock is en suite with the lock and displays Hauschka’s characteristic artistry in steel engraving. All furniture is of brilliantly fire-gilded brass. Trigger guard is fluted at bow and spurred at wrist with decorative filed finials. The buttplate which offers access to the magazines has a broad tang with hinged receptacle and a spring loaded cover retained by a button catch. The inside of the lid is engraved Hauschka Pinxit, Latin for “Hauschka Painted Here” refers to the replaced portrait of Louis XV contained within. All features and embellishments on King Louis XV’s rifle exemplify the highest order of the gunmaker’s art. The gold on the barrel is inlaid and engraved rather than damascened. The most important of these inlays is the personal insignia of the French King himself, consisting of mirror image L between an X and a V in an oval with crossed laurel leaves behind, surmounted by a Sovereign’s crown and all surmounted by a sun in splendor. Other gold inlays are of Louis XV as a helmeted warrior with elaborate border over an oval cartouche with the Bourbon lilies, the three fleur de lis. The gilded action is finely engraved with acanthus at the breech end. Another portrait of Louis XV in a tricorn hat flanked by two of his hunting dogs appears on the top of the action drum. The tang is engraved with a classical Romanesque laureled head. The rebated section of the lock-plate is chiseled in low relief with scrolls and engraved with a stag. A grotesque face is engraved behind the cock. The buttplate is cast and chased in high relief, nearly in the round, and a Sovereign’s crown adorns the door of the magazine. The stock is of the finest, highly figured, stump walnut with exceptional quality relief carving of acanthus scrolls, dragon heads, and grotesques. The molded and sculpted borders extend along the sides of the toe which is incised with the inventory number of the French Royal Cabinet d’Armes #464. The butt is adorned with masterfully engraved silver plaques featuring mythological beasts, Putti, and scrolling wire after designs in the pattern books of Jacquinet and DeLacollombe (1705) in the so-called Berain style similar to the Le Conte gun made for Louis XIV and inlaid in silver by Jean Berain at Windsor Castle. The right side is inlaid with Putti and a griffon and the left a Putti over a Sovereign’s crown. The fore-end is of stump walnut, pinned to the barrel, relief carved with a false ramrod held in by fire gilded brass thimbles. PROVENANCE: The Cabinet d’Armes of Louis XIII. This historical masterpiece was discovered in 2013. Then part of the estate of a recently deceased U.S. Military Officer, who discovered the gun in 1945 in a pile of abandoned weapons that were to be burned and destroyed. This specific gun, with its stock sticking out of the pile, caught his eye, and because of its great beauty, he removed it and eventually brought it home. Accompanying this lot will be a notarized affidavit from a member of the family discussing the discovery of the gun in 1945 and its chain of possession since that time, having been handed down directly through the same family. NOTES: The Cabinet d’Armes begun by King Louis XIII was the single most important collection of firearms ever assembled. The Cabinet d’Armes was set up in the Louvre Palace and first cataloged in 1673. A second inventory took place in 1717 and the third and final inventory began with the reign of Louis XVI and was completed in 1775. This final inventory included Louis XV’s Hauschka rifle, number 464. Whether one accepts the theory that the Cabinet was housed at the Bastille, the Louvre, or the Garde-Meuble Museum, the events of 1789 took their toll on the Royal Collection and superb pieces were dispersed all over France and eventually throughout the world. Although the gun had some imperfections when found, it was in remarkable condition, and in much finer condition than many of the other firearms discovered over the years which had been in the inventory of 1775. A Wheelock #94, formerly in the Hank Visser Collection, was badly damaged when it was found and was missing its entire barrel attachment. The magnificent Wheelock #29, formerly in the Joe Kindig Collection is missing its trigger guard and the grand Flintlock 34 by Pierre Le Bourgeiosa Lisieux regarded by the Metropolitan Museum curator, Randolph Bullock as “the most beautiful gun in the world”, was finally acquired on behalf of the museum after a 50 year long pursuit. During the auction of the Collection of William Goodwin Renwick Jr. on December 20th, 1972 by Frank Partridge for the sum of £125,000 or $312,500. A purchase price of $312,500 today would equate to nearly $2 million.

In June of 2009, letters from Louis XV was sold in Paris. Among them was a note from the King to his cousin, Duc de Penthiver, referring to an incident involving the King shooting his horse by accident, “The wild boar, which was very large, charged at me….. my rifle misfired when I saw him and I did not have time to turn him aside….(the bullet) wounded my horse in the buttock“. King Louis may have been carrying this very rifle on this infamous hunting trip! CONDITION: Now in museum quality condition. When it was originally acquired from the family of an American military officer (who had rescued it from a burn/destruction pile of weapons), the gun was in as found, closet condition. Some of the elaborate wire inlays in the stock were loose, there was also a crack in the stock near the rear of the action, and a few other rather insignificant imperfections, which included a couple of small missing pieces of silver and a replaced mother-of-pearl portrait hidden beneath the lid of the stock. The gun was properly and thoroughly cleaned and what little restoration work that needed to be done was done in the finest order by one of the foremost authorities on early firearms restorations (We also have numerous photographs of the gun before it was cleaned up thus a before and after presentation). This is an extraordinary work of art of significant historical consequence and in the finest of preserved condition. An absolute focal point of even the most sophisticated and advanced collection. The likelihood is that you will never, ever again in your life have an opportunity to acquire a historic and extraordinary Royal firearms such as this. 53211-1 (175,000-275,000) – Lot 1138

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1139
$80,500.00

MAGNIFICENT 4-GUN GARNITURE BY NICOLAS NOEL BOUTET.

SN 438. Cal. 38 bore/Cal. 30 bore. This magnificent set of guns were originally made circa 1810 based on address and SN. The guns were converted to percussion, no doubt by Boutet himself as he lived and worked well into the percussion age, dying in 1833. Note: the exemplary engraving on locks, disguising the old frizzen screw mortises which are virtually undetectable, unless you know exactly where to look. The hammers are also engraved en suite with magnificent dragon motifs on the large pistols and florally with Boutet distinctive zig-zag arrows on the pocket pistols. Bbls still retain the pre-1813 addresses in gold “BOUTET ET FILS / A VERSAILLES”. This particular garniture of pistols were originally in the Charles Draeger Collection, sold to Sotheby’s in Monaco, 1987. Examples of Boutet’s work graced the greatest museums in the world, including a fine collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Boutet (1761-1833) was Napoleon’s personal armorer and several examples are known made for Napoleon and gifted by Napoleon. The large pair of pistols have 9-5/8″ swamped oct bbls, inlaid in gold with gold sights. The steel mountings, including bbl tang, locks, hammers, trigger guard, buttcap and lock escutcheons and screws are all exquisitely engraved in style unique to Boutet. The small pair of pocket pistols are beautifully silver inset in bag-shaped wood grips with engraved panels of animals and floral and geometric panels of the highest quality as can be seen in photos. Each of these pistols is signed on top of frames “BOUTET / DIRECTEUR / ARTISTE”. Bbls are each signed “MANUF re / A VERSAILLES”. These small guns have matching assembly numbers “1” and “2” to bbl and frame. The mahogany and ebony trimmed casing is in matching very fine condition with green velvet lining, with a full set of accessories, including an incredible silver mounted tortoise shell flask. This is a magnificent garniture which cannot be upgraded. PROVENANCE: Charles Draeger, Paris, (1886-1980); Sotheby’s Monaco, Lot 212, December 7, 1987. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Guns appear unfired with crisp, shiny, multi-grooved bores on large pistols and bright shiny smooth bores on small pistols, mechanics are crisp, including folding triggers on small pistols function perfectly. Guns retain virtually all of their bright finish with light iron patina and tiny areas of pinprick pitting. The bbls retain virtually all of their orig gold with over half of their orig blued twist pattern. Accessories are all matching, very fine to extremely fine condition. Only light wear and fading to green velvet lining. Mahogany and ebony casing is sound and solid with functional key, with two long hairline cracks in mahogany veneer on lid. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 52969-1 JS (75,000-125,000) ESA – Lot 1139

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1140
$28,750.00

VERY RARE 1780 PATTERN TOWER/LONDON FLINTLOCK SEVEN BARREL VOLLEY GUN.

NSN. Cal. 28 Bore. 1st Type variation of the Naval Volley gun designed by British engineer, James Wilson, for the Royal Navy. Damascus 20″ barrel-cluster formed of six tubes brazed around a seventh central tube each marked with London proofs. Central top sighting rib is missing. Simple plain tang is grooved for sighting. Bright flat beveled back-action flint lock engraved ‘Tower’ and with ‘GR’/Crown cypher at the tail. Beveled cock with forward curl on the comb, and steel-spring mounted beneath the pan. Nicely figured buttstock w/ cheekpiece and checkered grip. Service pattern brass mounts incl. flat scroll sideplate, buttplate are not numbered. 3 brass ramrod pipes, front pipe has ramrod-retaining spring. Period iron ramrod numbered 347 is likely from another gun. CONDITION: Very good. Barrel cluster has been properly rebrowned with scattered light to moderate oxidation marks. Stock is sound with a tight incipient crack staring at the stock head to sideplate and beneath the lock. Professional pinned repair at wrist does not flex. Lock is functional. Slight ding to mid-left bbl at muzzle. Prepare to Repel Boarders ! 53182-2 JWD (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1140

1143
$0.00

SHOWY PAIR OF HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION IVORY STOCKED SCREW BARREL BOXLOCK PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOLS WITH FOLDING TRIGGERS IN THEIR FINE ROSEWOOD VENEERED FRENCH FITTED CASE, WITH ACCESSORIES.

NSN. Cal. .460 smooth bore. 2-3/8″ Fluted octagon etched Damascus are smooth bore. Nickel-plated breeches integral with boxlock actions have spur triggers that drop down when hammers are brought to full cock. Actions are engraved with large open scroll, and are Belgian proofed. Solid ivory uncheckered bag grips have scrimmed initials “HS” (?) at rears. Pistols are french fitted in their high quality Brazilian rosewood veneered case with inlaid brass trim. Interior cloth is gold. Accessories include a steel combination bullet mold/ nipple wrench/ and bbl wrench, ivory powder flask, and ivory bbl shaped cap holder. There are two modern keys in one covered compartment. PROVENANCE: The esteemed collection of Rafael Cruz. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining essentially all of their orig finishes. Ivory has shrunken away from actions. There are some cracks emanating from bottom tang at grip on one pistol. The same pistol has a long stress crack following line of grip. Mechanically fine. Case is very fine with some scratches in what appears to be orig varnish. Interior cloth is also very fine with compressions and light soiling from contact with guns. Accessories are very fine to excellent. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53073-19 MGM (5,000-10,000) ESA – Lot 1143

1144
$2,587.50

CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION SCREW-BARREL TURNOVER OVER-UNDER POCKET PISTOLS MARKED H. NOCK.

NSN. Cal. .35. 2-1/4″ Bbl assemblies, 6-1/2″ overall, drop down spur triggers. Turnover bbls are removed by star wrench for loading. Boxlock actions are nicely scroll engraved and left sides are engraved “H. NOCK” “LONDON”. (Henry Nock worked in London from about 1770 and died in 1804.) Nicely checkered bag grips have rectangular vacant silver crest plates at tops. Pistols are housed in rosewood case with brass bindings, lined in green baize, which contains a small nutcracker type ball mold marked “50”, brass bodied small powder flask embossed with crane in rushes on both sides, and a tin of Walkers percussion caps. CONDITION: Good. Metal parts have traces of orig finish, have not been cleaned, and are mostly varying shades of brown overall. Grips show wear on checkering and marks in orig finish of wood. Case is very good retaining most of its orig varnish finish. Key escutcheon is missing. Interior cloth is good, possibly renewed. Guns fit very well. Accessories are good. 52863-14 MGM (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1144

1145
$12,075.00

JAMES PURDEY TWO GROOVE EXPRESS PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 6220. Cal. 40 Bore (.550 groove diameter, two groove rifling with slow twist). A typical Purdey express rifle of the period, Purdey’s two groove was very popular, and was orig called “Express Train” due to its relatively high velocity, resulting in low trajectory. It was made to fire a conical bullet with cast in wings to engage rifling. This example has 30″ Damascus bbls engraved “J. Purdey 314-1/2 Oxford Street, London” on full length flat rib fitted with one standing and three nested express rear sight. Ebony ramrod with brass head and tail is in two plain pipes, rear with sling eye. Case hardened breech plugs have engraved vented platinum blow-outs. Breech iron is nicely scroll engraved. Bar locks with front sliding safeties are fitted with third type flat faced Purdey style hammers with dolphin heads. Locks and hammers are engraved with 80% coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized shaded scroll. “Purdey” is on each plate. Trigger plate has long circular finial. Trigger guard has checkered spur forming grip. SN is on tail. Finely stump figured and dark streaked European walnut stocks measures 14-3/8″ over checkered steel buttplate engraved “Charge 3 drams no. 6 powder”. Stock features thin beaded shadow line cheekpiece, scroll engraved patchbox on right side, flat top checkering at grip and forend, and attaches to bbls with captive side bolt through shaped steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Neutral cast. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Rifle is housed in quartered oak case, possibly orig, with inlet brass corners and central D-ring handle which has pivoting hook closure. Interior is lined in reddish cloth and has old Purdey label in lid, and contains a number of correctly styled accessories for this rifle, including a brass conical bullet mold, along with a Davis type belted ball mold, and a steel and walnut bullet sizer, all three newly engraved with this guns SN. Other accessories include ebony cleaning rod, ebony handled hammer jag, along with matching nipple recess jag, 1-1/2″ wad cutter, Hawksley leather bodied bag flask, nipple wrench, turnscrew, powder measure, and dusting brush. CONDITION: Fine, as completely refinished. Bbls retain most of an old re-brown. Locks have new color hardening over light pitting. Stock refinished with oil over numerous marks. Bores are very good, strong rifling, somewhat pitted. Locks are very fine. Case retains most of what appears to be its orig finish with many marks. Interior cloth renewed. Purdey label is fine, and inscribed with correct charge for this gun. Accessories are fine. An undoubtedly shootable example of this relatively hard to find and historically important rifle. They are known to shoot tightly patched round balls very well. 52999-4 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1145

1146
$18,000.00

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL HIGH CONDITION GEORGE DAW FOUR BORE JACOB TYPE SINGLE PERCUSSION DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE CONTAINING MOLDS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES.

NSN. Cal. 4 Bore. The Jacob bullet has four integral square lobes, mechanically fitted to the rifle bore, and was known for its extreme long range accuracy. Most known examples are in 50 – 60 caliber; this four bore example is quite remarkable. It has 28″ ovate steel bbl with file cut top rib with one standing, three folding leaf express sight dovetailed through. Folding leaves are engraved for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Rear portion of flat is engraved “George H. Daw.” “57, Threadneedle St.t” “London”. Bbl with under rib has two plain pipes (rear with sling eye) holding heavy ebony ramrod with German silver tip and tail. Breech plug is nicely scroll engraved, matching full coverage well cut scroll is on breech iron. Large island bar lock with tall flat faced serpentine hammer having dolphin head, has front sliding stalking safety which engages at half cock. Lock and hammer are also engraved with superb scroll. “George H Daw” is at front portion. Trigger plate has stylized pineapple finial. Trigger guard engraved with open scroll, has tang which extends to steel grip cap. Dense nicely fiddle figured European walnut stock measures 14-5/8″ over steel buttplate. A scroll engraved spring loaded patchbox is on right side, and stock also features drop points, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, point pattern checkering and a horn tip. A sling eye matching that on rear ramrod pipe and a vacant silver oval, are on toe line. Stock attaches to bbl with sliding side bolt through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Rifle comes in its orig quartered oak full length case with inlet brass corners and circular central medallion. Case has hook closure. Paper label on top has Sanskrit notations. Case is lined in green cloth and has paper Daw label in lid. Bottom portion contains a superb Davis type side pour brass mold with hollow base plug for “shell bullet”, as well as another mold for solid bullet, both are marked “G. H. Daw” “London”. Also included is a brass and steel bullet sizer, as well as 2-pc ebony and German silver cleaning rod, nipple wrench, round pewter oil bottle, mainspring vice, small boxwood box containing spare nipples, tin of percussion caps, other misc cleaning equipment, and bullets. PROVENANCE: The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund. Accompanied by an original 1864 copy of “Daw’s Gun Patents”, a chapter in which discusses the Jacob-Daw rifle and its development. CONDITION: Excellent, mostly orig as found. Bbl retains essentially all of what is most likely a period of use re-black over scattered light marks, with subsequent silvering on sharp edges. Breech plug and other case hardened parts retain most of their orig case hardening color, with color on breech iron and lock approaching 90% with patches of scattered pitting on thimble and trigger guard. Stock retains approx 80% orig hand rubbed oil finish with numerous light and heavy dings and scratches. Butt plate retains 10 – 20% orig blue. Bore is excellent with a bit of frosting. Lock is crisp. Safety works. Horn tip is loose, needs to be re-glued. Exterior of case retains most of its orig varnish, with many scratches and marks and a full length shrinkage crack at front of top. Interior cloth is good with marks, rubs and slight soiling, with some added repairs at muzzle end of rifle recess. Label is lightly foxed, somewhat wrinkled, has some insect damage and a large rub through. Molds, sizer, and other accessories are very fine. 53184-6 MGM (25,000-35,000) – Lot 1146

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1147
$34,500.00

MAGNIFICENT BRACE OF ANACHRONISTIC PERCUSSION EXPRESS DOUBLE RIFLES BY JOHN DICKSON & SON MADE FOR THE ECCENTRIC CHARLES GORDON IN THEIR TWO TIER OAK CASE WITH HIGH QUALITY ACCESSORIES.

SN 3795/ 3796. (1883) Cal. 45. 6-Groove Whitworth rifling. These guns were built as a pair and are marked “1” or “2” on bbls. Gun “1” bbls are 28″ long and made of steel, while gun “2” has 30-1/8″ bbls of broad two stripe Damascus. Both sets are mounted with broad file cut ribs holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sights, and silver bead fronts. They are engraved “John Dickson & Son” “63 Princes Street. Edinburgh” on tops. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and London black powder proofs. Brass tipped ebony ramrods with grooved heads and steel worms under capped tails are held by two plain pipes, rears have sling eyes. Patent breeches are nicely filed and have engraved platinum blow-outs along with a splash of scroll on rib extensions. Breech irons with integral fences are near fully scroll engraved. Bar locks (unusual because Charles Gordon mostly ordered guns with back action locks) mounted with tall flat faced serpentine hammers have front sliding safeties that engage at half cock. Trigger plates have spear and ball finials, matching thimbles. Charcoal blued trigger guards with checkered steel grips have SNs at grips. Buttplates also are charcoal blued, and broadly checkered, and have long top spurs. There are spring loaded patch boxes on left sides of butts. All metal parts are near fully engraved with exceptionally well cut varying sized, but very small, scroll. “John Dickson & Son” is on each lockplate. “1” and “2” are engraved on trigger guard spurs, and inside of patch boxes engraved “Charge of Powder 3 Drams C & H No 6”. Stocks of finely matched beautifully marbled and figured dark European walnut feature racy swept shadow line right hand cheekpieces and very well cut point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip and forend. Well shaped drop points are behind each lock, and there are vacant silver ovals and sling eyes on toe lines. Stocks attach to bbls with temper blued captive side bolts through shaped and engraved steel escutcheons. Rifles are housed in their orig quartered oak 2-tier case with inlet shaped brass corners, circular central medallion, pivoting hook closure, and brass reinforcing braces on corners. Interior is lined in checkered pattern pigskin with large paper Dickson Princes Street label in lid. Bbls fit in lift out tray which is semi-French fitted for a number of best quality accessories including a steel bullet mold casting a long conical bullet with hollow base which is SNed to this pair of rifles. Other accessories include silver plated cap dispenser by Allport, rosewood patch container, 2 pigskin lined bag flasks by Hawksley throwing charges for between 3-4 drams, percussion nipple cleaner by Dixon which is silver plated, and another that is made of German silver. A covered compartment holds an ebony handled dusting brush, and a leather bag, along with key which locks this case (fob marked “rifle case”). Stocks and locks are stored in bottom of compartment which also contains another capper by Dixon, Hawksley marked pewter oil bottle, rosewood loading mallet, and an unopened tin of percussion caps by Joyce. PROVENANCE: Book, CHARLES GORDON MAGNIFICENT MADNESS by Donald Dallas, where these rifles are pictured on the dust jacket cover, and pictured and described on p. 40 and 41 with notation that these rifles sold in the 1908 sale of Gordon’s estate for 11 shillings (55 pence each). CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, appear unfired. There are only a few scattered tiny spots of cleaned pitting on tops of Damascus bbls, and some minor minuscule nicks and dings in stocks. Case hardening lacquer show some areas rubbed, but only one or two light scratches and storage rubs mar the exquisite deep charcoal blue of buttplates and trigger guards. Bores are brilliant, locks crisp. Case retains over 80% of its orig varnish with some rubs and scratches. Interior leather has some compressions from contact with bbls. Partitions are excellent. Accessories are excellent. 53177-15 MGM (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1147

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1148
$25,875.00

EXTRAORDINARY, NEAR NEW PAIR OF JOHN DICKSON 11 BORE PERCUSSION MUZZLELOADING SHOTGUNS HAVING “ANTEDILUVIAN HAMMERS” WITH ORIGINAL TWO TIERED CASE AND FINE ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES.

SN 3674/3675. Cal. 11 Bore. Although similar to the anachronistic over the top guns and rifles ordered by the eccentric Charles Gordon, this particular pair is not listed as being built for Gordon in CHARLES GORDON MAGNIFICENT MADNESS by Donald Dallas. There are a group of guns ordered by Gordon just before this SN. This pair has no information listed in factory ledger, so may have been part of the Gordon order. It is interesting to note that a much later percussion pistol ordered by Gordon in 1899 is listed in the ledger as having “antediluvian hammers” referring to the replaceable hammer noses as first used by Joseph Manton on early percussion guns. This particular pair is fitted with these same type hammers. The guns have 32″ fine three stripe Damascus bbls engraved “John Dickson & Son 63 Princes Street Edinburgh” on slightly raised game ribs, which are also engraved “1” and “2” denoting a pair, with “1” and “2” also engraved on trigger guard tangs. Bbls are stamped with London proofs, breech plugs with SNs. Rosewood ramrods with brass tips and tails are held by plain pipes. Case hardened breech irons are fully scroll engraved. Bar locks with aforementioned early style hammers are also scroll engraved, and have “John Dickson & Son” at the bottom of each plate. Nicely matched dark cloudy marbled and lightly figured European walnut stocks measure 14-3/8″ over blued steel buttplates with long top spurs, also numbered “1” and “2”. Otherwise stocks are iron mounted with scroll engraved broad trigger guards; Trigger plates with long finials, nicely engraved matching thimbles, and single sliding bolt bbl fasteners through shaped steel escutcheons. Vacant silver ovals are on toe lines. Stocks are nicely checkered at grips and forends. Guns are housed in large quartered oak two tiered case with inlet ogee decorated brass corners and central brass medallion with pivoting hook closure. Lift out top tray holds both sets of bbls, and high quality accessories french fitted, including a pair of copper bodied bag flasks and leather shot pouches. The flasks are by Hawksley. Bottom section of case houses the remainder of guns, has lift out oak box containing cleaning equipment. Other compartments hold a Hawksley oil bottle, 10 bore wad cutter, and 4 new hammer noses, a pair for each gun. Interior is lined in green cloth with large paper Dickson label with view of Edinburgh in lid. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, essentially as new. Guns appear unfired. There are only a few accumulated light handling and assembly marks on all wood and metal surfaces, with some minor flaking of blue on buttplate of gun “2”, and some rubs on buttplate of gun “1”. Exterior of case is excellent, retaining nearly all of its orig varnish finish. Interior is excellent with only minor rubs and light soiling associated with these wonderful guns being in existence for over 135 years. Accessories are excellent. Copper of flasks beginning to tarnish a bit. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 52999-10 (25,000-35,000) ESA – Lot 1148

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1149
$12,075.00

ANACHRONISTIC JOHN DICKSON 11 BORE PERCUSSION SHOTGUN BUILT IN 1889 FOR CHARLES GORDON, WITH MAHOGANY TWO TIERED CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 4265. (1889) 11 Bore. This heavy long barreled 11 bore was built by Dickson’s some 30 years after the last percussion guns were being ordered by some diehards. The eccentric Charles Gordon however contracted a large number of them from many gun makers, but most were from Dickson’s. Some were flintlocks, but most were percussion guns and rifles, and most had back action locks. Nearly all were in very fancy cases with lots of accessories. This gun has 32″ skelp twist bbls engraved “John Dickson & Son 63 Princes Street. Edinburgh” on concave rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and London black powder proofs. Breech plugs have engraved platinum “blow-outs”. Rosewood ramrod with brass tulip head and tail has steel worm under cap, and is held by two plain pipes on bbls. Breech irons have integral fences. Back action peninsula locks are fitted with round bodied serpentine hammers with tall spurs. Trigger plate has long ball finial. Trigger guard is charcoal blued, as is steel buttplate with long top spur. Locks and all other case hardened metal parts are engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut small scroll. Trigger guard has traditional open scroll with SN on tang. Very fine dark marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip stock is checkered at grip and forend, and measures 14-5/8″. Stock attaches to bbls with captive side bolt through shaped and engraved steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.760, right – .760. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Gun and bbls are housed in 2-tiered figured mahogany case harkening back to the 1830’s before quartered oak was the norm. Case has inlet double ogee decorated brass corners with central D-ring brass handle, central medallion is engraved “H”. Case is lined in green cloth and has maroon leather Dickson label in lid. Gun is housed in top lift out tray which also contains German silver Bartram leather bodied flask, case hardened oil bottle, and some Joyce percussion caps. Bottom compartment, with tray removed, reveals some other accessories including leather bodied shot pouch, matching flask, rosewood handled powder measure, brass capper by Allport, shot snake by Sykes, mainspring vice, ebony handled nipple and hammer nose jag, nipple cleaner by Hawksley, and 11 bore wad punch. CONDITION: Excellent, does show some use and some finish loss due to storage issues, with some scattered light flecking on bbls, light silvering on lock tails, and some flaking and flecking on charcoal blue of trigger guard and buttplate. There are scattered marks and a few deeper dings in orig finish of stock. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Locks are crisp. Case is good, lightly refinished with one 14″ crack in lid. Interior cloth renewed, and is excellent. Label has some rubs and cuts. Accessories are good to excellent. 53177-16 MGM (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1149

1150
$8,625.00

CASED PAIR OF JOHN MANTON & SON PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS.

SN 10817 & 10818. (ca 1835) Cal. 16 bore. (.657 Bore diameter). 30″ Twist bbls are engraved “John Manton and Son Dover Street” on elevated ribs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. Patent breeches have vented platinum blow-outs. Ebony ramrods with brass heads and tails (worms under tails) are held by two plain pipes. Breech irons are engraved with scroll surrounding pheasants. Bar locks fitted with robust flat faced hammers, are engraved with open scroll with floral highlights surrounding trios of pheasants on bottoms of plates. “JNO Manton & Son Patent” is at the front of each plate. Trigger plates have stylized pineapple finials. Trigger guards are engraved with pointers on bows and SNs are on tangs. Fiddle figured nicely matched European walnut straight grip stocks measure 14-1/2″ over blued steel buttplates with long top spurs, engraved with more dogs and birds. Guns are checkered at grips and have vacant silver rectangles at tops of grips, and attach to bbls with single side bolts through oval silver escutcheons. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Guns are housed in an orig Manton two tiered two gun figured mahogany case with inlet double ogee brass corners and central D-ring handle which has brass reinforcing and pivoting hook closure. Interior is lined in green cloth, and has John Manton no. 6 Dover Street label in lid. Lift out tray contains stocks and locks, along with round pewter oil bottle, turnscrew, and hammer jag. Bottom compartment has space for bbls and contains a pair of leather shot flasks, as well as a pair of unmarked leather covered powder flasks. A T-shaped steel nipple wrench is also included. CONDITION: Very fine, as refreshed, most likely during orig period of use. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-brown over pitting, engraving washed. Locks, breech plugs, and breech irons retain over 80% newer color hardening over some pitting. Stocks retain nearly all of what may be their orig finish with over-finish filling alligatored orig surface. Checkering re-cut. Bores are very fine, shiny with some scattered pitting. Locks are excellent. Case is very good, lightly refinished, with cracks in lid and many scratches. Interior cloth is fine with some discoloration, marks and rubs. Orig label is cracked, foxed with two rubs through. Accessories are good to fine. 52999-2 (6,500-12,500) – Lot 1150

1151
$3,737.50

PERCUSSION DOUBLE SHOTGUN BY THOMAS K. BAKER WITH CASE.

SN 1600. Cal. 14 bore. (.693 bore diameter). 30″ Skelp twist bbls are engraved “Thomas K. Baker 88 Fleet Street. London” on narrow game rib. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs. Oak ramrod with brass head and tail is in two beaded pipes. Breech plugs have non-vented platinum blow-outs. Breech iron is nicely engraved with scroll and rose bouquet. Bar locks with flat faced serpentine dolphin head hammers are fully engraved with exceptionally well cut varying sized scroll around “Thomas K. Baker” on each plate. Trigger plate has “Prince of Wales” plume finial, thimble matches. Trigger guard has matching engraving. Nicely stump figured European walnut straight grip stock measures 14-3/4″ over steel buttplate with engraved long top tang with SN over 5/16″ lengthening piece. Stock is checkered at grip and forend and has a vacant silver circle on toe line. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun is accompanied by mahogany case with brass corners and D-ring handle with sliding latch closure, which is lined in green cloth, and has reproduction “Fred T. Baker” label in lid. Case contains a mix of new and old accessories with old leather shot flask, fluted and acanthus embossed powder flask by Dixon, and ebony handled powder measure. Newer accessories include a German silver capper, horn handled bow-tie turnscrew, cleaning rod, and round oil bottle. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most of their orig brown with good definition to interesting pattern. Locks are smooth with traces of their very subdued trace color where protected. Stocks have most of what appears to be their orig finish, with many light marks and scratches, perhaps refinished at time of addition of lengthening piece. Bores are shiny with scattered light pits. Locks are good. Case appears to have been refinished many years ago, has many marks. Interior cloth renewed. Accessories are good to fine. 52999-3 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1151

1152
$1,897.50

IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION SHOTGUN PRESENTED TO INFAMOUS “BOSS TWEED” CONSPIRATOR JOHN J. BRADLEY APRIL 1858.

NSN. Cal. 12ga. If this gun could only talk and tell us why this simple mid-grade engraved Liege dbl bbl 12 ga percussion shotgun was presented by sixteen listed New York City aldermen with a contemporary German silver repair to broken forestock held by seven brass screws. This gun looks much like a Manton Muzzleloader, however the maker is unknown. Presentation as seen in photos was expertly etched in raised relief on buttplate that was then Sheffield plated and reattached. This gun must have had some historic memorialization to Bradley and to the other aldermen presenters. The etching, presentation, and plating most likely cost more than the cost of this gun in 1858. John J. Bradley (1831-1891) owned a livery stable at the corner of 4th Ave and 18th St. He was a long time New York local politician, serving as a State Senator for a total of seven years. Bradley was often the subject of newspaper articles including a wonderful Oct 31, 1871 New York Times article titled “Respectable John J. Bradley”‘. “It seems inconceivable that at this time of day, anybody endorsed by Tammany Hall should be able to secure a single vote on the ground of his ‘respectability’. John J. Bradley is not only endorsed by the Ring of public plunderers, but his election is of the most vital importance for the perpetuation of their rule. His greed in securing the spoils of office is only equaled by the rapacity of TWEED for extra-official plunder. And yet this man, who is not ashamed to extract at least 200,000 a year from a depleted Treasury for his services….”. Bradley joined the Tammany Hall when quite young, and was never indicted retiring back to his livery business and staying away from politics the last years of his life. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Presents well with presentation buttplate and German silver shield repair to forearm. Iron is overall brown/grey with staining and pitting. Stock other than break is sound, retaining much of its orig varnish, hand-worn patina, scattered cosmetic defects. Buttplate which was silver-plated retains 98% orig silver with some bubbling. Mechanically sound, with clear smooth bores. 51745-1 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 1152

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1153
$0.00

EXHIBITION GRADE ENGRAVED, GOLD AND IVORY LARGE BORE MODEL 1868 TRANTER REVOLVER BY H. HOLLAND.

SN 5978. Cal. 450. This is about the fanciest Tranter cartridge revolver you will find mounted with ivory grips with royal cypher as are ivory handled tools in case. 5″ oct engraved bbl with gold inset designs and address “H HOLLAND 98 NEW BOND ST. LONDON”. Fine floral and scroll engraving are found on most of the flat surfaces of frame with about 50% coverage on cylinder, bbl, trigger guard and buttcap. Tranter’s patent markings are found on left side of frame and left side of lever. Frame, cylinder, trigger guard and buttcap are gold plated, as is brass tip to cleaning rod, screwdriver and Dixon oiler. The custom French fitted English case is maker marked “P & F SCHAFER MAKERS / 27 PICCADILLY LONDON”. Casing is also bound in leather with same crown over unknown cypher that is on gun and each cleaning tool ivory grip. Case has two compartments, one with functional key and small chamois bag with extra mainspring and triggerspring. The second compartment retains cutouts for 36 cartridges retaining a mix of 34 complete cartridges and brass, all with “ELEY” backstamps. The quality of engraving, plating, ivory finish and casing are all exceptional. This gun was obviously made for a very important person. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains over 90% orig bright blue finish with slight muzzle wear and small reductions near frame. Cylinder retains about 90% orig gold. Frame retains about 70% orig gold, worn on gripstrap and worn at high areas of frame flats. Trigger guard and buttcap retain strong traces of gold, especially in protected areas of trigger bow. Hammer and trigger retain about half of their orig bright finish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. Casing is matching fine condition internally with a green baize lining, with some soiling and wear at contact areas of muzzle and hammer. Gold plating to oiler and screwdriver is thinning. Ivory grips and tool handles are smooth with fine patina, with crisp scrimshawed seals with black backgrounds. Leather covering to case is very good with scuffing and cosmetic blemishes expected after 150 plus years with well discerned embossed cypher in lid as seen in photos. Casing has an orig attached leather folding handle seen on other high grade English sporting arms. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 52999-1 (15,000-25,000) ESA – Lot 1153

1154
$0.00

INCREDIBLY RARE AND VERY COOL HIGH CONDITION SINGLE SHOT ROOK OR POACHER’S PISTOL BY DANIEL FRASER WITH SCOPE, ATTACHABLE SKELETON STOCK, AND CARRYING CASE.

SN 2494. (ca 1898) Cal. 250 Rook ? Jonathan Kirton in DANIEL FRASER GUN AND RIFLE MAKER OF EDINBURGH SCOTLAND describes and pictures one of these pistols which is missing its scope and stock, and is not engraved. He states “probably these were made in-house as no similar pistol has so far been found known to have come from another source.” He mentions another example SN 2436 which still has its detachable metal shoulder stock. Another example is known in Australia in its oak and leather case, complete with scope and stock, but it is also not engraved and only in good condition. Finding this near pristine engraved example, complete with its orig scope, Lyman sight, shoulder stock, and leather carrying case, is unprecedented. It has 9-1/8″ 1/3 octagon bbl, long front sight ramp holding small silver bead, and scope mount dovetailed through. Matching mount is on top flat of octagon portion of bbl which is also fitted with express rear sight which has inset ivory triangle and one folding leaf. Top of bbl is engraved “Danl Fraser & Co” “Gun & Rifle Manufacturers” “4 Leith St Terrace Edinburgh”. There is scroll engraving at breech end on side flats. Unique Fraser made nickel-plated tip-down single shot hammerless action, has opening and cocking lever on left side, and a tab safety at top of grip. Action is engraved with sprays of very well cut shaded scroll within Celtic knotwork borders. “DANl FRASER & Co” is on scrolled riband on left side over “EDINBURGH”. The left side is also stamped “Cal.” “.250”. Finger blade of trigger is checkered and SN 2494 is on trigger guard bow. There are also sprays of scroll on trigger guard and grip straps. Top strap is fitted with Lyman tang sight in specially shaped base. Back strap is slotted and threaded for attachable nickel-plated skeleton steel buttstock with finely sculpted elliptical reinforcing braces through frame. Figured walnut grips are nicely checkered. Pistol is accompanied by its Fraser made approx 4 X scope with leather covered recoil eye piece. Tube is engraved with Fraser information and address along with “Sole Patentees & Manufacturers”. Rear scope ring is engraved with SN 2494. This intriguing little pistol comes with its leather leg o’ mutton type carrying case with bail handle, which contains a cleaning rod and has large pocket on front for accessories. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, original, as found. Bbl retains over 95% orig blue with a few light marks, mostly at left rear. Action retains virtually all of its orig nickel plate with hardly any noted losses or flaking. Plating on straps show some toning. Lyman sight retains over 80% of its blue, flaked and rubbed a bit on base. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish. Bore is excellent, appears essentially unfired. Lever spring is a bit weak. Attachable buttstock retains over 95% of its orig nickel plate with some flaking near attaching screw. Scope is excellent with only a few very light marks in its orig blue, optically clear. Case leather has darkened, and has some rubs, but is intact. Accessory pouch has some flaking of top grain; interior has rubs from removal and insertion of pistol and accessories. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53198-5 MGM (7,000-12,000) ESA – Lot 1154

1155
$17,250.00

VERY RARE PAIR OF HIGH QUALITY BREECHLOADING HAMMER HOWDAH PISTOLS BY ALEXANDER HENRY.

SN 4771/4772. Cal. .500 Made for a special 1-1/2″ cartridge. These interesting pistols have 6-1/4″ Damascus bbls engraved “Alexr Henry Edinburgh and London” on full length ribs fitted with one standing leaf express rear sights. Area behind rear sights and in front of raised portion in front of ribs are file cut. Raised portions at fronts hold silver beads. Rear portions of ribs are engraved “1” and “2” denoting a true pair, with “1” or “2” stamped on water tables and wood of forends. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs for 38 bore with SNs and “AH”. Small sized round bodied Jones underlever actions are fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks with short flat faced serpentine hammers. Actions and locks are engraved with 80% coverage very nicely cut varying sized scroll. “Alexr Henry” is on each lockplate. Blued trigger guards have SNs on tangs. Dark European walnut grip stocks with checkered grips have steel caps fitted with sling eyes. Matching, very short splinter forends attach to bbls with sliding bolts through oval steel escutcheons. CONDITION: Excellent, as competently refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a re-brown, with fair to good definition to pattern over a considerable number of light marks and dings. Actions and locks retain essentially all of a correctly colored re-hardening of St. Leger quality. Trigger guards retain nearly all of their lustrous re-blue, and stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish. Checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Bores are very fine to excellent, with some scattered light pitting. Actions are tight. Locks are excellent. The top spur of the right hand hammer of pistol “1” is cracked and about ready to detach. Donald Dallas in his new book ALEXANDER HENRY RIFLEMAKER lists these pistols as “best” quality double barrel center fire pistols completed 3/3/1880. Finding a single Howdah pistol is difficult, very few pairs, especially by best makers, ever come to market. 53133-1 MGM (15,000-22,500) – Lot 1155

1156
$1,495.00

RARE PAIR OF CONTINENTAL DOUBLE BARREL HOWDAH PERCUSSION PISTOLS.

SN 1185/1185. Cal. 38 bore. 12″ overall, 6-1/2″ bbls with central rib. Guns are unmarked with exception of initials “HL” on sides of bbl and other initials and SNs internally. Matching SNs are found inside trigger bows and bottom of bbls. Bbls originally had striped Damascus design which is only partially discernible now. Stocks are checkered with scallop shell shaped hinged buttcaps. Iron mounted with threaded iron ramrods. Guns are nicely but sparely engraved. This is an interesting pair of Howdah Style pistols that present quite nicely in a very old custom carrying case. CONDITION: Very good overall. Traces of finish on bbls and some case color found on hammers, especially on one gun. Stocks are sound with sharp edges. Accompanying casing is of later manufacture, but displays guns well along with a single cavity ball mold. Case has large crack in lid and could use a little wood restoration. Lock is missing escutcheon. The two hook and eye closures are still functional. Mechanics are fine with bright clean bores. 52924-10 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1156

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1157
$0.00

INCREDIBLE PAIR OF HIGH CONDITION BIG BORE CHARLES LANCASTER SLIDE AND DROP HAMMER DOUBLE “HOWDAH” RIFLES WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND MANY ACCESSORIES.

SN 4916/4917. (1879) Cal. .577 Snyder. 22″ Damascus bbls with full length matted ribs mounting three folding leaf express rear sights, are gold inlaid “1” and “2” on rear portions of ribs; matching numbers are on ovals on forends and buttplate top tangs. Tops of bbls are engraved “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond St London” and “Patent Smooth Bore Breech Loading Rifle”. Lancaster patent under lever slide and tilt actions are fitted with non-rebounding peninsula back locks with, unique to Lancaster, flat faced breast fire hammers with tall spurs, as well as front safeties. Actions and locks are engraved with exceptionally well cut varying sized small to medium scroll within small scroll borders. Sides of actions are engraved “Charles Lancaster’s Patent” and locks have “C. LANCASTER” “PATENT LONDON” in ribbon devices on tails. Case hardened trigger guards have tangs with checkered curved extensions forming pistol grips. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut buttstocks measure 14-1/8″ over checkered steel buttplates with short top spurs. Stocks feature beaded shadow line right hand cheekpieces, and widely spaced checkering at grips. Vacant gold ovals are on toe lines. Matching forends with exceptionally well filed and fitted irons, have schnabeled horn tips and attach to bbls with captive side bolts through oval steel escutcheons. Gun “2”: Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Neutral cast. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Guns are housed in quartered oak two gun case with arch decorated inlet brass corners, round central medallion, and double hook closure. Remnants of an old label are on top with Sanskrit inscription. Interior is lined in green cloth, and has large paper Lancaster label in lid along with charge card for these particular guns, and information label “Composition for Filling Shell Bullets”. Bottom section holds both rifles as well as an array of superb orig accessories including steel bullet mold casting hollow base solid and another with hollow pointing pin for “shell” bullets which also has separate funnel for casting. Both molds are engraved “Chas Lancaster Breech Loading Rifles” and with these rifles SNs. Also included are two ebony and brass cleaning rods with brushes, jags, Turks heads, and mops, bullet crimper on mahogany base, rosewood patchbox, spare mainsprings, mainspring vice, dusting brush, turnscrew, two 84 grain powder measures, and a small leather wallet containing spare strikers and lock pins. CONDITION: Excellent, with rifle “1” showing considerably more handling and use than “2”, retaining approx 90% orig bbl brown, with many marks and light scratches. Action retains most of its orig color, silvered and cleaned a bit on right side. Locks retain nearly all of their color. Trigger guard is silvered at grip. Bbls of rifle “2” have only a few light scratches on left side from removal of forend bolt. Action is silvered a bit on sides. Stocks of “2” have a few minor marks and knocks in its orig finish. Stocks of gun “1” have an old refinish of butt over some marks. Buttplate of “1” is mostly silver. Gun “2” has nearly all of its blue. Bores of both rifles are excellent. Actions are tight. Locks are crisp. Case retains most of its orig varnish with separated glue joint on top. Interior cloth is very fine with rubs and marks. All labels are fine with some rubs through on main label. Partitions are good. Accessories are excellent. A wonderful pair of short barrelled fast handling rifles in superb condition. 52999-5 (55,000-65,000) – Lot 1157

1158
$13,800.00

*CUSTOM P D FARQUHARSON TANG SAFETY SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE MARKED JOSEPH BOURNE & SON WITH CASE.

NSN. Cal. .500 NE. 26″ Two stage tapered round bbl is fitted with quarter rib holding one standing leaf express rear sight, and nicely filed matching front base holding large brass bead front. Top of quarter rib is engraved “Joseph Bourne & Son”. Bottom of bbl is stamped with caliber. Case hardened P D (marked on action face) Farquharson top tang safety 3 C action is engraved with 80% coverage large scroll. Engravers signature (?) “BLEILE 04” is on left side of trigger housing. Right side is engraved “GLEN MOROVITS”. Very nicely streaked and figured European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip buttstock is well crafted and classically shaped, and measures 14-1/8″ over leather covered Decelerator pad. Stock features classic right hand shadow line cheekpiece, borderless point pattern checkering, and side panels that are nicely sculpted with shadow lines. A vacant scrolled oval and sling eye matching that soldered to bottom of bbl, are on toe line. Matching forend with ebony tip attaches to bbl with screw through oval steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 12 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Rifle is housed in full length russet leather case with leather corners, lined in burgundy felt. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, as custom finished, with only a few of the lightest handling marks in all professionally applied finishes. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Case is excellent. 53101-1 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1158

1159
$17,250.00

*HUMONGOUS FOUR BORE FARQUHARSON TYPE DROPPING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE BY CLAYTON NELSON, CUSTOM GUN MAKER, WITH DIES AND MOLD.

NSN. Cal. 4 bore. This huge rifle weighs a little bit north of 22 pounds, and was built by a gunsmith known for undertaking some very unusual projects. Despite its large size it is nicely scaled and has 27-1/2″ slightly tapered round bbl, mounted with 1″ wide checkered quarter rib and matching front base holding large ivory bead front sight. One standing four folding leaf express rear sight is in quarter rib. Top of bbl is marked “CLAYTON N. NELSON CUSTOM RIFLEMAKER”. Large 3-3/4″ long, 4″ high, 2″ wide Farquharson type action is blued and nicely filed, and has integral square as transition to quarter rib on top. Under lever with latch which engages trigger guard bow, is color case hardened. Action features traditional tang safety. Dense, very nicely marbled and somewhat stump figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and is traditionally styled with point pattern checkering at grip, rounded right hand cheekpiece, and nicely shaped side panels. Matching forend with ebony tip attaches to bbl with two screws through lozenge shaped escutcheons. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 2-1/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 22 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Included with rifle are some custom made loading dies, bullet sizer, and shell holder, along with JRM marked aluminum bullet mold casting a .997 diameter conical bullet weighing 1950 grains. Also included are four fired brass cartridges. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all orig finishes on wood and metal, with some handling marks, and a few nicks. A small chip has been repaired on right side rear of forend. Bore is excellent. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53107-1 MGM (15,000-25,000) ESA – Lot 1159

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1160
$0.00

TWO BOXES OF KYNOCH FOUR BORE HOLLAND & HOLLAND RIFLE CARTRIDGES, ONE EMPTY, THE OTHER FULL.

Pasteboard boxes with yellow labels marked “10” “HOLLAND” “4-Bore” “NITRO RIFLE” “CARTRIDGES” “70 Grains Cordite. Solid Lead.” “Manufactured at The Kynoch Factories” “of” “NOBEL INDUSTRIES LTD”. Full box has “1586” and “1596” on one side. Empty box is shrink wrapped. Full box contains ten cartridges with 4-1/4″ all brass cases with “KYNOCH” “NOBEL” head stamps, loaded with lead bullets. PROVENANCE: The spectacular collections of Ray Bentley featuring the finest and rarest deluxe antique Winchesters in the world. CONDITION: Excellent. Empty box has fine label lightly soiled with a few rubs. Box itself is very fine. Label of full box is very fine to excellent, again very lightly soiled and with four or five very small rubs. Box is fine. Cartridges are excellent, brass slightly toned, with factory polish or sizing marks at bases of some cartridges. 53091-264 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1160

1161
$0.00

*DAKOTA ARMS CUSTOM SHOP “AFRICAN” MODEL 76 BOLT ACTION RIFLE WITH GOLD INLAY AND SCROLL ENGRAVING.

SN 4311. Cal. .458 Lott. 24″ Medium weight bbl is fitted with quarter rib holding one standing leaf express rear sight; sleeved-on sling eye, and sleeved-on front base holding gold bead, with flip-up white night bead. Base is fitted with slip-on sight protector. Model 76 Mauser type action fitted with Dakota Arms sight scope bases, features engine turned bolt with pear shaped handle, Model 70 type safety, and large drop box bottom metal with hinged floorplate. Metal parts have sprays of scroll engraving within inlaid gold wire borders and flourishes. Bottom of floorplate is gold inlaid with semi-relief portrait of cape buffalo framed by scroll and gold borders. Very fine European walnut stock is nicely veined and figured, and features steel grip cap with gold “DA” logo, Silver type pad, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, and vacant gold oval on toe line. Checkering is of classic point pattern with mullered borders. Drop at heel: approx 2″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 9 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, possibly only fired two or three times since proof, with only a few of the faintest of handling and assembly marks on all surfaces. 53101-2 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1161

1162
$8,625.00

*LOVELY LITTLE FULL STOCK “MODELE DE LUXE” BRITISH CUSTOM BOLT RIFLE ON SHORT MAUSER ACTION WITH ZEISS SCOPE AND HOLLAND & HOLLAND CASE.

SN 18434. (1983) Cal. .308. 16-1/2″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with island base holding standing leaf rear sight with two folding leaves fore and aft, as well as front ramp holding gold bead. Caliber is engraved at rear. Right side of bbl is stamped with 1983 London nitro proofs for .308 Winchester. Shortened Model 98 small ring action is fitted with Timney trigger and H&H style scope mount. Bolt with turned down handle is fitted with Buhler type safety. Bottom metal has military style removable floorplate. Action, bbl, and bottom metal are engraved with near full coverage well cut large open shaded scroll. Front portion of floorplate is engraved “3 CARTdgs”. Central scroll device is engraved “Modele De Luxe”. SN 18434 is on trigger guard bow all in H&H manner. Wonderfully marbled European walnut full length pistol grip stock measures 14″ over brown solid pad. Metal fittings include schnabeled muzzle cap, engraved trap grip cap, and recoil reinforcing bolt. Stock is checkered in multi-point pattern with mullered borders, and features a deeply swept shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Drop at heel: approx 2-9/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight without scope: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. Zeiss Diatal – C 6X scope with duplex reticle is in H&H type rings and engraved to match remainder of rifle. Dark brown leather case with brass corners has reproduction H&H label in lid, and another Holland label on dust board separating lid from bottom compartment. Interior is lined in light burgundy cloth. Case contains H&H marked round oil bottle, and an empty can of NEVRUST. CONDITION: Excellent, with light marks and scratches associated with casual field use, with very little wear evident. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is very fine with some old ring marks, and some scattered scratches in exterior, optically clear. Case is fine, as are straps and handle. Interior is fine. 53177-4 MGM (7,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1162

1163
$5,175.00

*RARE HAENEL/ ROTH MODEL M1899 SELF-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE.

SN 53. (found on bolt, carrier, and floorplate) Cal. 8.15 x 46 (G. Roth case no 618) ?. 22-1/2″ Half octagon, half round bbl, with interesting long recoil self-loading action is engraved “C. G. Haenel, Suhl” “System G. Roth. D. R. Patent No 116061 & 118602″ on left side of main spring housing. Top of action is mounted with disassembly pivot at rear, and integral bosses dovetailed through for claw scope mounts. (In a quick Google search, this is the only Roth found with this feature.) Front boss also holds one standing, one folding leaf rear sight. Cartridges are loaded through hinged floorplate giving access to magazine box. There is a toggle safety at rear of action at top of grip. Steel trigger guard extends to horn grip cap. Floorplate and bottom of action, as well as trigger guard, are nicely scroll engraved. Somewhat figured European walnut stock with right hand shadow line cheekpiece and nicely carved horn tip, measures 14” over composition buttplate marked “BISHOP”. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Metal parts retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, with some scattered spotting and thinning. Stock retains nearly all of an old oil refinish, showing overall sanding marks under finish. Bore is fine, somewhat dark. Action appears to function well. 52873-1 MGM (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1163

1164
$10,925.00

*VERY EARLY HOFFMAN ARMS COMPANY (NO. 7) MAUSER BOLT ACTION DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE MADE FOR CHAS A. MIDELBURG, WITH FINE GOLD INLAY AND ENGRAVING BY RUDOLPH KORNBRATH.

SN 577. (stamped on sidewall of action, bolt root, bottom of bbl, bottom of action, and on inside of bottom metal in front of magazine box) .375 H&H Magnum. 26″ Tapered round bbl is fitted with quarter rib holding four folding leaf express rear sight, and sleeved-on long front ramp holding faux ivory bead. Ramp is fitted with slip-on sight protector. Top of bbl is engraved “No 7” “Hoffman Arms Co, Cleveland, Ohio”. Caliber is at left rear. Top surfaces of bbl reinforce, quarter rib, and front ramp nicely matted, and there are sprays of shaded scroll engraving on sling band and around front sight base. Standard length Model 98 action has had Hoffman folding peep sight dovetailed through rear bridge. Bolt with Damascened body has had knob and handle altered and lowered in Holland & Holland fashion. Flag safety is stamped “SAFE” and “READY”. Drop box magnum length bottom metal has hinged floorplate which is engraved with well cut shaded scroll surrounding central oval of classic Kornbrath style side-on portrait of snarling grizzly bear inlaid in gold. A banner under this portrait is gold inlaid “CHAS. A. MIDELBURG” (A brief google search shows only one entry for this name who was an architect in Charleston WV.) This engraving matches that found on the rest of the magazine and trigger guard, with initials “CAM” in gold on trigger guard bow. Classically styled pistol grip stock of somewhat dense American walnut measures 14″ over collapsed Jostam pad. Stock features well done point pattern checkering, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, hard rubber forend tip, and steel grip cap with trap (Spare front sight in trap). Drop at heel: approx 2-15/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 9 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14″. Rifle is accompanied by an old sling, with Super Grade Model 70 type loops. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbl, action, and bottom metal appear to have been re-colored with little or no previous polishing, preserving all engraving and shading. Stock retains nearly all of its orig finish with some very light marks. Some small parts not re-blued including express sight, rear peep sight, grip cap, and front take down type guard screw, which are considerably silvered. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. A very interesting classic American rifle. 53146-1 MGM (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1164

1165
$25,300.00

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BOLT ACTION BIG GAME RIFLE BY WESTLEY RICHARDS WITH MAGNUM LENGTH DOUBLE SQUARE MAUSER TYPE ACTION AND SUPERB LARGE SCROLL AND GAME SCENE ENGRAVING.

SN 43611. (2008) Cal. .416 Rigby. 24″ Bbl is fitted with quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight; sleeved-on sling eye, and Westley Richards patent “best” quality front ramp with flip-over hood holding silver bead with flip-up night bead. Top of bbl is engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS ENGLAND”. Top of quarter rib and sling eye are nicely engraved with shaded scroll. Newly made case hardened commercial magnum length double square solid sidewall action, most likely by Reimer Johannsen, features claw scope bases nicely fitted and dovetailed through action squares, long bolt handle, improved bolt shroud with Model 70 type safety with locking detent (SAFE in gold), large drop box bottom metal with hinged floorplate, and excellent trigger system. Action is engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut and shaded large scrolling acanthus. “416 RIGBY” is on right side of receiver ring and SN is on left, as well as on trigger guard bow where it is inlaid in gold. Floorplate is also fully scroll engraved and this very attractive engraving surrounds oval vignette of cape buffalo bull with that “money owed” stare. Exhibition quality, dramatically marbled and wonderfully stump figured European walnut steel trap capped stock measures 14-5/8″ over black leather covered pad. Stock features traditional styling with semi-diamond hand, point pattern checkering, horn forend tip, reinforcing stock bolt, and nicely shaped shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Gold oval on toe line is engraved “TRT” “Jr”. Rifle is supplied with claw rings scroll engraved and SNed to rifle. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″ . Cast: approx 3/8 off. Weight: 10 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of limited field use, perhaps one safari, with associated minor marks. High edges of floorplate beginning to silver from normal hand wear. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. A world class rifle. 53149-2 MGM (17,500-22,500) – Lot 1165

1166
$12,650.00

*WESTLEY RICHARDS DELUXE BOLT ACTION DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE IN .375 H&H.

SN 43383. (ca 1985) Cal. .375 H&H Magnum. 24-1/2″ Bbl is fitted with island base holding one standing, three folding leaf express rear sight, and Westley Richards patent “best” quality front ramp with flip-over hood holding silver bead with flip-up night bead. Top of bbl is engraved “WESTLEY & CO ENGLAND” and rear portions engraved “REGULATED FOR” “300 GRN. BULLET”. Standard length Model 98 Mauser action is marked with makers name, caliber, and SN on right side of receiver ring. Action is fitted with EAW scope mounts. Bolt with turned down knob has been engine turned, and had after market shroud with Model 70 type safety fitted. Drop box magnum length bottom metal has hinged floorplate with release in trigger guard bow. All metal parts are engraved with near full coverage on action, and sprays on bbl and sight bases, of very nicely cut large open shaded acanthus scroll. Dense, well streaked, and somewhat figured European walnut steel trap capped pistol grip stock features Monte Carlo comb with shadow line swept cheekpiece, reinforcing stock bolt, hard rubber forend tip, and well cut point pattern checkering. Stock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad. Grip cap is case hardened. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: approx 1-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-5/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 9 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, with only a few minor handling marks in wood finish, and a couple small scratches in metal. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Rifle includes matching EAW rings. 53149-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1166

1167
$57,500.00

*RARE AND DESIRABLE .577 NITRO 750 GRAIN “BEST” QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE LOCK SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR DANGEROUS BIG GAME STOPPING DOUBLE RIFLE, WITH MAKER’S CASE.

SN 17443. (ca 1912) Cal. .577 3″ Nitro Express made for 100 grains cordite and 750 grain bullet. This superb rifle has 26″ shoe lump bbls fitted with matted rib with usual dolls head extension, quarter rib holds one standing, two folding leaf express sight. Transition to mid portion of rib is nicely scroll engraved, as is area leading up to front sight ramp holding silver bead and flip-up night bead. Ramp is fitted with Westley Richards patented flip-over sight protector. Mid-rib is engraved “Westley Richards 23 Conduit St. London. Gun Makers By Appointment to His Majesty George V Rex et Imp.” Tops of bbls at rear are engraved “577 H.V. Cartridge” “100/750 Grs”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 100 grains of cordite and 750 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “H.L” and with SNs. A narrow sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Massive case hardened action has hand detachable locks, use no. “2514”, which are engine turned and gold inlaid for “L” and “R” under hinged floorplate. Action also features bolted non-automatic safety marked “SAFE” and “BOLTED” in gold, Westley Richards third fastener, along with Westley Richards very reliable patented single selective trigger. Top of action in front of top lever pivot is so engraved. Action is engraved with 80% coverage varying sized scroll which is very nicely cut. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is in gold on each side. Scroll surrounds somewhat naive scene of elephant at water hole on floorplate. “577” in gold is on trigger guard bow. SN is on trigger guard tang which extends to scroll engraved steel grip cap with trap, containing spare front sight SNed to rifle. Darkly streaked and lightly fiddle figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock with checkered side panels, drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a small right hand cheekpiece with shadow line and bead, measures 14-1/2″ over red Silver type pad. Toe line has rectangular gold crest plate engraved “LBB” and narrow sling loop matching that on bbls. Matching splinter forend with inset horn tip and Deeley release, is fitted with Deeley ejectors. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 14 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Makers oak and leather case with shaped brass corners, is lined in dark green cloth and has Westley Richards paper label in lid, with other cleaning and use instruction labels. Case contains WR marked round oil bottle, brass and ebony 2-pc cleaning rod, two ebony handled turnscrews, and a pair of WR snap caps, along with the key. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old best London re-black over some very light marks and scratches. Action retains approx 90% what appears to be orig case hardening color, thinning to pewter gray along bottom. Blue of top lever is silvered on thumbpiece. Floorplate retains nearly all of a re-blue, as does trigger guard. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done hand rubbed oil refinish with some subsequent light scratches and marks. Checkering is lightly worn especially on forend. Bores are excellent, bright, and shiny, strong rifling throughout, with some slight erosion and frosting at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically fine. Case leather is darkening with numerous bumps, dents, and rubs. Interior cloth and lid have orig labels considerably foxed and wrinkled with some losses and chips. Bottom portion re-lined, and is very fine, lightly soiled. Accessories are excellent. This wonderful big bore is a brother to the rifle owned by Ernest Hemingway (SN 17425) which Julia’s sold in 2011 for over $300,000.00. 53052-7 MGM (40,000-70,000) C&R – Lot 1167

1168
$40,250.00

*SCARCE AND DESIRABLE “BEST” QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE LOCK SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE IN .425 WR WITH MAKER’S CASE.

SN 17276. (ca 1912) Cal. .425 WR. 26″ Shoe lump bbls are fitted with full length rib with usual dolls head extension, central portion milled away forming quarter rib, which holds one standing, four folding leaf express sight. Transition to sunken mid portion of rib is nicely scroll engraved, as is area leading up to front sight ramp holding silver bead and flip-up night bead. Ramp is fitted with Westley Richards patented flip-over sight protector. Mid-rib is engraved “Westley Richards 178 New Bond St. London. Gun Makers By Appointment to His Majesty George V Rex et Imp.” Tops of bbls at rear are engraved “Magnum Nitro Express .425 Bore” “For W. R. Patent Rimless Cartridge.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 65 grains of cordite and 410 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “H.L” and with SNs. A narrow sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Case hardened action has hand detachable locks, use no. “1123”, which are engine turned and gold inlaid for “L” and “R” under hinged floorplate. Action also features bolted automatic safety marked “SAFE” and “BOLTED” in gold, along with Westley Richards very reliable patented single selective trigger. Top of action in front of top lever pivot is so engraved. Action is engraved with 80% coverage varying sized scroll which is very nicely cut. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is in scrolled ribands on each side. Scroll surrounds somewhat naive vignettes of game suitable quarry for this big bore rifle; elephant on floorplate and black rhino on trigger guard bow. SN is on trigger guard tang which extends to scroll engraved steel grip cap with trap. Very nicely veined and stump figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock with checkered side panels, drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and small right hand cheekpiece with shadow line and bead, measures 14-1/4″ over red Old English pad. Left side of buttstock and toe line behind grip cap, are stamped with Kenya registration numbers. Toe line also has vacant rectangular crest plate and narrow sling loop matching that on bbls. Matching splinter forend with inset horn tip and Deeley release, is fitted with Deeley ejectors which combine with broad movable blades slotted through extractor lugs which are cammed into cartridge head grooves when action is closed. This system is time tested as to reliability for the use of rimless cartridges in double rifles. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 10 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Makers oak and leather case with shaped brass corners, is lined in dark green cloth and has Westley Richards paper label in lid, with other cleaning and use instructions labels. Case contains WR marked square oil bottle, broken case extractor, and the key. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old good quality re-black over some light marks and scratches, and with some subsequent rubs and silvering. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, the balance pewter gray. Blue of top lever is silvered on thumbpiece. Floorplate is considerably silvered, retaining perhaps 30% blue. There is only about 15% orig blue remaining on trigger guard. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done hand rubbed oil finish with some subsequent light scratches and marks, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action has just a hint of looseness. Bbls are on face. Mechanically fine. Case leather is dark with numerous bumps, dents, and rubs with remnants of old shipping and hotel labels. Interior cloth has considerable insect damage in lid, otherwise fine, with rubs. Labels foxed to dark brown, wrinkled and rubbed. 53052-6 MGM (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1168

1169
$28,750.00

*WELL CRAFTED GOLD INLAID JOHN WILKES “DELUXE” BOXLOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 13556. Cal. 450/400 3″ Jeffery. 24″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with file cut quarter rib having square shouldered dolls head extension which holds one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight. Sunken mid rib is gold inlaid “John Wilkes” and engraved “79, Beak Street, London” as well as “Cal 450/400″ in gold. Matching front ramp fitted with slip-on sight protector, has gold bead. Bbl flats are stamped with 1982 London nitro proofs for 450/ 400 3”. A sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Case hardened heavy boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), sliding bite third fastener, disc set strikers, side clips, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 80% coverage nicely cut scroll within gold line borders. This fine scroll surrounds semi-relief gold inlaid renditions of members of “the big five” under “John Wilkes” also in gold on each side of action; cape buffalo bull on left, and large horned white rhino on right. Fences are relief carved in acanthus motif. Blued floorplate is gold inlaid “John Wilkes” “450/ 400” “London”. Side panels of stock are fitted with ornamental sideplates having scroll and gold borders matching action. Blued trigger guard has more scroll outlined by intricate looped and scrolled gold wire. SN is in gold on tang which extends to steel grip cap engraved and gold inlaid matching remainder of gun. Intricately stump figured and somewhat mottled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock is traditionally styled with drop points, point pattern checkering, and right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and measures 15-3/4″ over Silver type pad. A vacant gold oval and sling eye are on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and there is some scroll engraving on inside of iron. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 9 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, appears essentially unfired since proof, with only a few light handling and assembly marks on all surfaces. There is some water spotting evident on butt. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. A well balanced showy double rifle in a great caliber. 53052-9 MGM (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1169

1170
$0.00

ALEXANDER HENRY “BEST” BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE ENGRAVED IN “FRUITING VINE” STYLE WITH CROCODILE LEATHER CASE AND MANY ACCESSORIES.

SN 6865. Cal. .500 BPE. 28″ Dovetailed Damascus bbls are fitted with full length rib with dolls head extension holding one standing, one folding leaf U-notch rear sight and silver bead front. Central portion is engraved “Alexr Henry Ltd Edinburgh and London.” “Makers to Their Royal Highness’ The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh”. Tops of bbls are engraved “Made For R. D. Rodda & Co” and “7 & 8 Dalhousie Square, Calcutta”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, SN, and “A.H”. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE in blue enamel), sliding third fastener, disc set strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage William Morris arts and crafts inspired fruiting vine pattern with nicely shaded grape leaves and grape clusters sprouting from trailing vines. This unusual treatment extends to fences where leaves and vines are cut in deep relief, as well as trigger guard which has SN on tang. Lightly marbled dense stump figured European walnut trap steel capped pistol grip buttstock with beaded shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern checkering measures 14-1/4″ over orig Silver pad. A sling loop matching that on bbls, as well as a vacant gold oval, are on toe line. Matching splinter Deeley ejector forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 8 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Rifle is housed in its orig oak and crocodile leather case, with brass corners. Top of case is gold embossed “500 GAUGE” “CHARGE 5-1/4 Drs” on left and “RIFLE No 6865” “BULLET 440 Grn”. Case is lined in deep red velvet, and has gold embossed black leather Henry Ltd label in lid. Bottom compartment is semi-French fitted for a number of orig cleaning and reloading accessories, including steel mold SNed to this rifle, with hollow pointing and round nosed pins also stamped with SN. Also included are German silver powder measure, sizing die, and a bullet fixer. Other equipment includes Hawksley marked round pewter oil bottle, ebony and German silver 2-pc cleaning rod, along with some attachments and the orig key. CONDITION: Very good to fine, original, “as found”. Bbls retain 60 – 70% orig Damascus finish, considerably silvered from normal hand wear. Action retains a considerable amount orig case hardening color; 15 – 25% orig blue remains on floorplate and trigger guard. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish, and have not seen any added oil. Checkering is lightly worn, considerably so on bottom of forend from normal hand wear. Bores are very fine, strong rifling throughout, shiny, but with scattered pits and frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Movement felt with forend removed. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is good, with numerous scuffs and rubs on edges. Interior cloth is good with considerable marking and some rubs through from contact with rifle and accessories, which are very good to fine. Donald Dallas in ALEXANDER HENRY RIFLE MAKER lists this rifle as number “2” of a pair of 500 bore A&D ejector rifle completed in January 1895. 53191-3 MGM (17,500-27,500) – Lot 1170

1171
$17,000.00

RARE MACNAUGHTON “EDINBURGH” ROUND ACTION DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 858. Cal. .450 BPE. 26″ Bbls of Kilby Damascus are fitted with full length file cut rib with extension, holding one standing, one folding leaf express rear and silver bead front, sights. Rear portion of rib is engraved “James Mac Naughton 26 Hanover Street Edinburgh” in uncut portion. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs. Extractor is actuated by early Purdey type bridle. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “T. Kilby”. A sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. Round bodied trigger plate action is cocked by long top lever with viewing hole cut through. Area where crystal window is normally found, has inset steel plate. Action features toggling tang safety, pivoting third fastener, and dbl triggers. Water table is stamped with patent use number “42”. Action is engraved with 70% coverage well cut varying sized scroll. “MacNaughton Edinburgh” is on riband across tops of fences. SN is on trigger plate tang. Very nicely marbled and stump figured European walnut “Prince of Wales” grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over 5/8″ thick ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. A sling eye and vacant gold oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-15/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Vintage oak and leather case with brass corners is lined in scarlet cloth, and has old MacNaughton label in lid. Case contains round pewter oil bottle, 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, snap caps, straps,and a key. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, considerably silvered revealing traces of the wonderful Damascus pattern that lies underneath. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, is mostly a mottled pewter gray. Stocks retain nearly all of a new varnish finish with a few subsequent marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Case leather has darkened considerably, and has many marks and scuffs. Interior cloth is good, partially renewed in bottom. Conserved label is foxed and soiled. Accessories are good. A classic Scottish deer stalking rifle which would be stunning with correctly refinished bbls and wood. 53187-1 MGM (17,500-25,000) – Lot 1171

1172
$14,950.00

STEPHEN GRANT BEST HAMMERLESS SIDELOCK DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR THE MAHARANA OF UDAIPUR, H.H. FATEH SINGH, KGCSI, WITH VOLUMINOUS INFORMATION REGARDING THE MAHARANA, HIS LIFE, AND TIMES.

SN 5705. (1887) Cal. 577/500 Magnum 3 1/8″ BPE. .508 Bore diameter. 28″ Dovetailed Damascus bbls with full length file cut rib and extension are engraved “Stephen Grant” on left bbl, and “67A. St. James’s Street. London.” on right. One standing, one folding express rear sight with platinum lines is marked “100” and “200” yards. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into raised portion of rib. Heavily reinforced splinter is stamped with SN. Bbl flats have London black powder proofs for 39 bore. Top lever action has beautifully filed Grant type fluted fences, fillets, and beads, and features a non-automatic safety with “SAFE” inlaid in gold. Bar locks are engraved “Stephen Grant”. Action and lockplates have 80% coverage of well executed small English scroll. Trigger guard is scroll engraved with SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Fantastically flame figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over coarsely checkered steel buttplate with 1″ top tang. Stock features nicely shaped beaded double shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. There is a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, and SN on iron. Drop at heel: Approx. 2-7/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-15/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 10 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Period oak and leather case with brass corners has central brass medallion newly engraved “H. H. FATEH SINGH” “MAHARANA OF” “UDAIPUR” “1887”. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth and has old Grant label in lid. Bottom has been reconfigured for this rifle and contains old brass mold marked “500” casting a conical bullet, with adjustable hollow pointing pin, large ebony handled adjustable powder measure, Hawksley made brass case fixer marked “500”, and a brass screw type capper/ de-capper marked with SN, along with some cast bullets. PROVENANCE: Two voluminous 3-ring ring binders of information, including loads recently developed that shoot quite well, copy of factory ledger page, an incredible compendium of history, photographs, post cards, hunting references, government records, excerpts from period books, gazetteers and reviews, as well as histories regarding the life, times, and hunting exploits of Fateh Singh, who shot over 1000 tigers. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain most of a re-brown, with excellent definition to pattern. Action is mostly pewter gray. All engraving and edges are relatively sharp. Wood shows essentially all of a very fine hand rubbed oil finish. Sharp edges slightly rounded. Checkering has been re-cut, and is sharp. Forend has two rather large well hidden repairs at either side of tip, and another on right side toward rear. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Enfield rifled bores show considerable wear, shiny, and light pitting throughout. Case is in good condition, leather is dark with numerous marks and scuffs. New straps and handle are excellent. Renewed interior cloth is excellent. Old label is foxed with a rub through. Accessories are good to fine. Grant double rifles are very scarce. 53199-1 MGM (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1172

1173
$12,650.00

*CHARLES LANCASTER B GRADE BOXLOCK DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 013668. (ca 1912) Cal. 30/ 280 Flanged. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with full length matted rib are fitted with two folding leaf express rear sight and gold bead in slightly raised front portion. Tops of bbls are engraved “Charles Lancaster 11 Panton St. Haymarket, London” and “Non Fouling Smooth Oval Bore Rifle”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 280 (Ross) flanged with added stamp “X 30”. It appears bbls have been re-bored and re-rifled to 30 caliber as the orig 280 boring was most likely eroded or pitted. Flats are also engraved “Grade B”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “CL” and with SNs, and a sling eye is soldered to bottom ring. Coin finished “PHV-1” boxlock action features non-automatic bolted safety (SAFE inlaid in silver), safety bolt pivots either left or right. Action also features pivoting third fastener, disc set strikers, side clips, and double triggers. Action is engraved with sprays of well cut shaded scroll within geometric borders. “Charles Lancaster” is engraved on both sides. Trigger guard with SN on bow, has checkered tang. Nicely marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad, and features classic styling with drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a vacant silver oval and sling eye matching bbl, on toe line. Matching short splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 10 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers leather case is embossed “A. J. H. W.” on top, and has large paper Lancaster New Bond Street label in lid, along with a later gold embossed Panton Street label. There are also instruction labels for hammerless guns and ejectors. Case contains Watson Brothers marked square oil bottle, another unmarked one, horn striker bottle, and horn handled Watson Brothers turnscrew. Also included is a steel cleaning rod and a pull through cleaning kit in leather wallet. Consignor states very accurate loads developed… Dies and ammo available to buyer. CONDITION: Good, as refinished. Bbls retain most of a “best” London black with subsequent silvering and marks. Action is cleaned to coin finish. Top lever, floorplate and trigger guard re-blued. Stocks have oil refinish with some subsequent marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action has just a touch of looseness, otherwise mechanically fine. Case leather is dark, has been conserved with shellac over numerous marks, scuffs, and rubs. Interior cloth is very good, with some restorations. Labels are generally good, rubbed, foxed, and soiled. Accessories are good. 53186-1 MGM (7,500-11,000) C&R – Lot 1173

1174
$9,775.00

*PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT SAFARI, A GREAT RIFLE FOR A PROFESSIONAL HUNTER, ARMY & NAVY BOXLOCK EJECTOR DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 55031. Cal. .458 Winchester Magnum. 23″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with quarter rib, mounted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matching front ramp base with silver bead with flip-up gold night bead. Bbl flats are stamped with 1973 London nitro proofs for .458 magnum. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with nitro proof and “SLEEVED”. Tops of bbls are engraved “Caliber 458″ Win. Magnum.” and “Regulated For 500 Grain Solid Bullet”. Extractors have been fitted with camming blades to engage rimless cartridge in Westley Richards style, which has been time tested for related rimless cartridges like the .425. Case hardened, robust, PHV-1 boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid on dovetailed rectangular piece), pivoting third fastener engaging square shouldered dolls head rib extension, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action has only line border engraving with a few flourishes of scroll either side of engraved screw heads. “Army & Navy C.S.L.” is engraved on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard bow has scroll engraving. SN is on tang, which extends to large composition grip cap. Relatively plain, but dense, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over black leather covered pad. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a wide sling loop is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting release. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Weight: 11 lbs 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers brown canvas covered case with leather trim, is lined in green cloth, with Army and Navy Gun Department gold embossed leather label in lid. Case contains straps, and a square tin oil bottle. Also included are two targets, marked “original target when new barrels were regulated”, one marked “two shot group, five yards”, with two shots almost touching near center of bull, and another marked “four shot group, fifty yards” with three holes, less than 1″ apart at center of bull, one hole slightly elongated. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished, retaining most finishes applied when bbls were sleeved in London, with some handling marks on metal and wood. Pad has numerous scuffs. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case canvas has some minor scuffs. Interior cloth is very fine with marks and rubs. Label has some rubs through and cracks. This well balanced rifle in a caliber easily found throughout the safari areas of Africa, would undoubtedly make a good working rifle. 53198-4 MGM (8,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1174

1175
$20,700.00

*RARE “GOLDEN AGE” JAMES PURDEY TOP LEVER SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE IN .400 PURDEY WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES, WITH FACTORY LETTER.

SN 24330. (1934) Cal. .400. 3″ Straight. (.405 groove diameter) One of the earliest proprietary Purdey cartridges developed, the “400 Straight” was advertised as an “excellent firearm for deer, wild boar, etc, and has gained great popularity for tiger shooting in India.” The first was made in 1906, and of the estimated fewer than 450 Purdey hammerless double rifles ever made, it was by far the most popular, with 120 examples recorded. Through intervening years many of these have been re-bored and chambered to .45-70. This orig example made in 1934 for Rajah Pancham Singh, is described on p. 335 and pictured on p. 337 of JAMES PURDEY & SONS GUN AND RIFLE MAKERS TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF EXCELLENCE by Donald Dallas. It has 25-1/2″ chopper lump bbls fitted with full length rib which is matted behind one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and in front of raised front portion holding silver bead with flip-up night bead. Matted central portion is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 47 grains of cordite and 230 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and bottom of left bbl with early Purdey bbl makers initials “GA” (G Aston). Tube nos “2960” and “2961” are on loop. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Small sized Beesley patent self-opening top lever sidelock action is fitted with automatic bolted safety (SAFE and BOLTED inlaid in gold), as well as raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Although most Purdey double rifle actions had side bolsters, those made for the .400 did not. However they still featured side clips and very robust third fastener which engages a visible square rib extension. Action is engraved in classic Purdey house style with well cut varying sized but small scroll surrounding rose bouquets. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Blued trigger guard with open scroll engraving has SN on tang which extends to steel grip cap. Well marbled and stump figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over russet leather covered pad over 7/16″ hard rubber lengthening piece. Factory letter indicates original LOP to be 13-1/4″ over a Silver rubber heel plate. Rifle presently measures 12-1/2″ to end of wood. Stock also features beaded shadow line right hand cheekpiece, along with typical drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant gold oval on toe line which also has sling loop matching that on bbls. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release has inlet gold diamond in uncheckered central diamond. Actioners initials “MT” (Maurice Timbers) are on inside of iron. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners and round central medallion, is lined in scarlet cloth, and has small paper Purdey label in lid, which also has cut-outs lined in oak to accommodate sights. Case contains bone striker bottle, horn handled turnscrew, Purdey marked square oil bottle, and two snap caps for “.400 P”. PROVENANCE: Factory letter. CONDITION: Good to fine, as partially refinished, Bbls retain 60 – 70% of what appears to be orig blue, with quite a few light marks, considerably thinned and grayed at sides from normal hand wear. Action retains 20 – 30% orig color, strong where protected. Lockplates retain approx 60% of their orig color. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, most sharp edges preserved, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face, drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Stock is cracked through the wrist and repaired, and does not seem to flex. Case leather is still relatively light in color but has a fair number of scuffs and marks, and some staining. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very fine with some marks and rubs. Label is considerably foxed. Accessories are good. A superbly balanced deer or moose rifle in a caliber for which brass can easily be made from readily available 9.3 x 74. 53177-1 MGM (20,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 1175

1176
$0.00

ROBUST 8 BORE HAMMER “PARADOX” BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND WITH LOADING TOOLS AND MOLD IN TWO-TIERED OAK AND LEATHER CASE.

SN 15300. (ca 1893) Cal. 8 bore. All “Paradox” guns are rare, and have become very desirable, but 8 bores are by far the rarest with only 69 being produced by the maker. The “Paradox” produced near double rifle accuracy with its specially designed bullet given its final spin by a rifled choke, but also allowing a fairly decent pattern while using shot. This large example regulated for 273 grains (10 drams) of powder could be used for the largest pachyderms on the planet. It has 26-1/4″ steel bbls fitted with matted, quarter rib holding single standing leaf express sight. Sunken mid rib rises to form front ramp holding silver bead with flip-up night bead. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland 98 New Bond Street London.” and “”PARADOX”” “Fosbery Patent”. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 273 grains of powder. Heavy solid splinter is stamped with SN. Manufacturers number “H2672” is on bottom of right bbl. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Heavy round bodied Jones underlever action with top tang that extends over sloped comb, is fitted with peninsula back locks mounted with relatively short flat faced serpentine hammers with tall spurs. Action and locks are engraved with line and small scroll borders. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Left side of action is engraved “Charge 8 to 10 Drams Case 3-1/2 Inches”. Very finely marbled dense European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over old, possibly orig, leather faced Silver pad. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip, and right side has well carved shadow line cheekpiece. A vacant silver oval and sling loop, are on toe line which is also stamped with Kenya registration numbers. Matching splinter forend has front pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 2″. Weight: 15 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun is housed in old oak and leather two tier case with brass corners and circular central medallion. Interior is lined in blue cloth, and has old H&H label in lid. Lift-out top tray contains loading and cleaning tools including 3-pc heavy ebony and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, 8 bore chamber brush by Dixon, H&H marked round oil bottle, bone striker bottle, and two Hawksley marked horn handled turnscrews. Re-loading equipment includes large brass mold marked “Holland & Holland London 8 B Paradox” casting the correct type and size bullet for this gun. Mold is stamped with initials “JRM”. Other tools include H&H marked fixer, 10 dram powder measure, Paradox regulator, unmarked brass and ebony wad funnel and rammer, as well as a JRM marked capper/ decapper with removable ebony handle. Gun is housed in bottom section which contains 9 heavy turned brass 8 bore cases, head stamped “H & H Paradox”, along with some bullets and wads. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin rust blue over numerous light marks. Action cleaned to silver gray with traces of silvered case hardening visible. Stocks refinished and retain essentially all of that finish with some light scratches and marks. Checkering nicely re-cut. Bores are very fine to excellent, lightly frosted at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are very fine. Case leather is considerably darkened with numerous scuffs and rubs. Straps and handle are intact, but quite tender. Renewed interior cloth is excellent. Conserved label is lightly foxed with a rub through. Mold, regulator, and capper/ decapper are nicely aged. Other accessories are fine. 53202-1 MGM (30,000-50,000) – Lot 1176

1177
$18,400.00

SCARCE AND DESIRABLE TEN BORE HOLLAND & HOLLAND HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE.

SN 12967. (CA 1890) Cal. 10 ga. 3-1/4″ Chambers. Ten bore double rifles made for the 8 dram load, such as this rifle, are much sought after, as they provide nearly all of the “knock down” power of an 8 bore, with considerably less weight. (After all you carry them more than you shoot them.) This solid example has 24″ Enfield rifled, dovetailed bbls with full length partially file cut rib with dolls head extension. A single standing leaf express rear, and silver bead front, sights (front with folding moon bead) are dovetailed. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland 98 New Bond Street, London.” and “Winners of all the “Field” Rifle Trials London” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs for 220 grains of powder. Splinter is robust and has integral loop. A wide sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Round bodied Jones underlever snap action with secondary rear bolt, is fitted with peninsula rebounding back locks with flat bodied serpentine hammers having dolphin heads. Top strap extends over comb. Action is engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized shaded scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate, and left side of action is engraved “Charge 8 Drams 3-1/4 Inch Case”. Steel trigger guard has SN in relief on tang which extends to steel grip cap. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut buttstock with point pattern checkering and right hand shadow line cheekpiece measures 14-5/8″ over ancient, most likely orig, Silver pad. A vacant silver oval, sling loop, and Kenya registration numbers “2” “930” (?) are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 15 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Good, unrestored. Bbls retain some of what appears to be orig blue, perhaps as much as 30%, with numerous marks and scuffs, but nothing deep. Engraving of rib and lettering, remains excellent. Action and locks retain traces of orig color where protected, with only a few small spots of very light pitting. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish with numerous marks and scratches, with old sanding marks. Pad is petrified with losses at heel and toe. Checkering has considerable wear. Checkering on forend is nearly flat. Bores are very fine to excellent, shiny with strong sharp rifling throughout, with some scattered shallow pitting mostly in right bbl. (Exceptional for an early black powder rifle.) Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are excellent. Lever return spring a bit weak. This robust rifle is undoubtedly a great shooter. 53152-1 MGM (8,000-14,000) – Lot 1177

1178
$0.00

*EXPERIENCED AND WITH FEW APOLOGIES, AS FOUND, HOLLAND & HOLLAND NO. 2 GRADE HAND DETACHABLE SIDELOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE.

SN 17926. (ca 1905) Cal. 500/ 450 NE. 26″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with Holland style file cut quarter rib holding one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, and matching front ramp holding ivory bead, are engraved “Holland & Holland 98 New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials London” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 70 grains cordite and 480 grain bullet. SNs are on bottom of bbls. Case hardened action is fitted with peninsula hammerless back locks having H&H patent takedown hand detachable pin. Action features long top tang which extends over comb, non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), crossbolt third fastener, disc set strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are scroll border engraved. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Charge” “70 Grains Cordite” “500/450” “Case 3-1/4 Inches”. Blued trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to trap steel grip cap holding spare silver bead front sight with flip-up moon bead, with notation on wrapping paper “For 100 yards +. Hold at 6 o’clock for 50 yards”. Somewhat marbled and figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock has classic Holland style point pattern checkering at grip with reverse curve to back line, shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and a vacant gold oval and sling eye on bottom. Stock measures 14-5/8″ over “Old English” solid pad over two quarter inch spacers, one of which appears to be the base plate for orig Silver pad which has small widow’s peak. Matching splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 10 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Rifle is accompanied by old reddish brown canvas case lined in green cloth, which has H&H silver embossed black leather label in lid. Rifle fits well. CONDITION: Fine, to very fine, mostly original, as found. Bbls retain 60 – 70% orig blue considerably thinned and silvered on sides and behind front sight from normal hand and carrying wear. Action and locks retain 20 – 30% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, turning to a mottled silver gray on sides and bottom, partially hidden by protective oil or lacquer. Stocks retain most of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with some oil rubbed in as maintenance over numerous light marks and scratches. Checkering somewhat worn, and has not been re-cut. Newer pad has been in place for many years. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with only a hint of throat erosion, mostly in right bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically excellent. Lock internals are bright and shiny. Case is a wreck, label is fine. A great rifle with good dimensions, ideal for an African safari, or even for a professional hunter, in the same caliber as Teddy Roosevelt’s famous Holland. Consignor has taken three cape buffalo with this rifle and won or placed using it at the Vintage Cup, for quite a few years. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53198-1 MGM (18,000-25,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1178

1179
$18,400.00

*FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND TOP LEVER HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE IN .375 – 2-1/4″ NITRO WITH CASE.

SN 17632. Cal. .375 2-1/4″ Nitro. 28″ Dovetailed bbls fitted with quarter rib holding one standing two folding express rear, sunken mid rib, and matted ramp holding white bead front sight, are engraved with H&H New Bond street address and Field rifle trial information on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 40 grains cordite and 270 grain bullet. Case hardened top lever action with top tang extending over comb, is fitted with rebounding peninsula back locks with flat faced serpentine hammers and front sliding stalking safeties. Action and locks are engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut medium to small shaded scroll within geometric borders. “Holland & Holland” is in strapwork device on each lockplate. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN on tang which extends to case hardened steel trap grip cap. Intricately marbled, dark European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features classic point pattern checkering and H&H style right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A gold oval on toe line is engraved “J. A. B”. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Cast about 1/4 off. Weight: 9 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Rifle comes in an old leather Holland & Holland case with central brass medallion on top which is embossed “J. A. B.” Case is lined in blue cloth and has old paper H&H label in lid. Case contains an H&H marked round oil bottle and some fired brass made from .405 Winchester. PROVENANCE: Copy of ledger page confirming specifications and that rifle was made for “Burdeu”. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black with some scuffs and scratches. Action retains approx 80% orig case hardening color, silvered from normal handling around bottom, high edges, and fences. Locks retain traces of their color, hammers fairly strong. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish with light marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are good to fine, dark in grooves. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks crisp. Safeties work. Case leather is very dark, considerably bumped and rubbed with repairs at ends. New straps are good. Repaired handle is good. Interior cloth has considerable deterioration with rubs and marks. Label considerably foxed, wrinkled, and soiled, with heavy rub through. 52999-6 (12,500-22,500) C&R – Lot 1179

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1180
$74,750.00

*PRISTINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” EJECTOR .577 NE DOUBLE RIFLE IN MAKER’S CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, MADE FOR NATHANIEL C. NASH, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. IN 1909.

SN 19284. Cal. .577 3″ NE (650 grain bullet) Made just before the 750 grain loading became available, this superb condition rifle has 26″ chopper lump bbls fitted with file cut H & H style quarter rib with one standing, two folding leaf express sight with ivory triangle inset in standing leaf. Matching front ramp is fitted with enamel bead and flip-up night sight. Orig sight protector is in place. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 80 grains cordite and 650 grain bullet. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Robust, case hardened action with slightly rounded bar, is fitted with hand detachable back locks in usual double rifle manner. Top strap extends over comb, and is fitted with folding peep sight which nestles into recess in strap. Action also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, disc set strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). This rifle was made in 1909, which coincides with the appearance of the Holland & Holland detachable lock system, and is so fitted. Action and locks are engraved in classic Holland & Holland house style with full coverage varying sized open shaded scroll with strapwork highlights surrounding “Holland & Holland” in usual H&H arched device on each lockplate. Fences have semi-relief carved acanthus. Bottom of action is engraved “Charge” “80 Grains cordite” “.577” “Case 3 Inches”. Blued top lever is engraved “Royal Ejector” and trigger guard is engraved with open non-shaded scroll with SN on tang which extends to case hardened trap steel grip cap (spare fore sight in trap). Superbly stump figured and lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over orig Silver pad. Stock features classic Holland styling, with drop points, point pattern checkering at grip which has reverse curve to rear line, and superbly sculpted right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A sling loop matching that on bbls and a gold oval engraved with monogram “NCN” are on toe line. Matching splinter “AB” ejector forend has forward pivoting lever release. Drop at heel: approx 3-7/16″, drop at comb: approx 2-1/16″-. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 12 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion is lined in scarlet cloth, and has dust divider between lid and bottom compartment. Gold embossed H&H label as well as charge card for this particular rifle, is in lid. Bottom compartment contains an assemblage of orig accessories French-fitted including 3 horn handled turnscrews marked Holland & Holland, and a horn handled striker key, H&H marked round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet, lace on leather muzzle protector, carrying sling, broken case extractor, and wood covered steel cleaning rod, with two brushes in covered compartment which also contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Nathaniel Cushing Nash; Nathaniel Cushing Jr.; The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund; Special Gold Medal winner at first CA Side-by-Side Society Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns in 2000; Copy of factory ledger pages, including shooting report, and indicating rifle was finished in July 1909. CONDITION: Essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the faintest handling and assembly marks in all wood and metal surfaces. Wood of butt has shrunk a bit and plate of pad is proud. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is still light in color, has a few bumps and rubs. (Still creaks when case is opened.) Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is excellent with compressions and rubs. Labels and accessories are excellent. An incredible, essentially unfired, big game rifle. The 650 grain loading remained popular for many years, as rifles could be built at a convenient carrying weight, and still deliver impressive “knock-out” power to the largest beasts on the planet. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53184-2 MGM (65,000-95,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1180

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1181
$63,250.00

*SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” .375 NITRO EXPRESS DOUBLE RIFLE IN ORIGINAL MAKER’S CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, MADE FOR NATHANIEL C. NASH, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. IN 1905.

SN 19309. Cal. .375 Flanged NE. 2-1/2″. This fine condition rifle has 26″ chopper lump bbls fitted with file cut H & H style quarter rib with one standing, two folding leaf express sight with ivory triangle inset in standing leaf. Matching front ramp is fitted with enamel bead and flip-up night sight, as well as slip-on sight protector. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 40 grains cordite and 320 grain bullet. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened action with slightly rounded bar, is fitted with back locks in usual double rifle manner. Top strap extends over comb, and is fitted with folding peep sight which nestles into recess in strap. Action also features automatic bolted safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, disc set strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front checkered and “loose”). Action and locks are engraved in early Holland & Holland style with interplay of large open strapwork scroll in background of varying sized shaded scroll. “Holland & Holland” is in scroll flanked device at front of lockplates. Fences are more deeply engraved with scroll. Bottom of action is engraved “The Royal” and “Hammerless”. Blued top lever is scroll engraved and trigger guard is engraved with non-shaded open scroll with SN on tang which extends to case hardened trap steel grip cap (containing spare strikers and front sight). Nicely marbled and stump figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features classic Holland styling, with drop points, point pattern checkering at grip which has reverse curve to rear line, and superbly sculpted right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A gold oval engraved with monogram “NCN” and sling loop matching that on bbl, are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion is lined in scarlet cloth, and has dust divider between lid and bottom compartment. Gold embossed H&H label as well as charge card for this particular rifle, are in lid. Bottom compartment contains an assemblage of orig accessories French-fitted including 3 horn handled turnscrews marked Holland & Holland, and a horn handled striker key, H&H marked round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet, lace on leather muzzle protector, carrying sling, broken case extractor, bone striker bottle with ivory fore sight, and wood covered steel cleaning rod, with 1 brush in covered compartment which also contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Nathaniel Cushing Nash; Nathaniel Cushing Jr.; The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund; Special Gold Medal winner at first CA Side-by-Side Society Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns in 2000; Copies of ledger pages indicating that this rifle was finished in July 1905. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of casual field use, with silvering and thinning of case hardening colors on fences, beads, and on bottom of action and forend iron as well as top tang, from normal hand wear, otherwise bbls and stocks have only a few handling and assembly marks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather is still light in color, has some light staining, and a few marks and rubs. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is excellent with compressions and rubs. Labels and accessories are excellent. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53184-3 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1181

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1182
$40,250.00

*SUPERB CONDITION SVELTE HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” EJECTOR .360 NE DOUBLE RIFLE IN MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, MADE FOR NATHANIEL C. NASH, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. IN 1906.

SN 19354. Cal. .360 2-1/4″ This superb condition rifle has 26″ chopper lump bbls fitted with file cut H & H style quarter rib with one standing, two folding leaf express sight with ivory triangle inset in standing leaf. Matching front ramp is fitted with enamel bead and flip-up night sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 30 grains cordite and 300 grain bullet. SNs and Whitworth sheaf of wheat logos are on bottoms of bbls. A sling loop is soldered to bottom rib. Slim, scaled down case hardened action with slightly rounded bar, is fitted with back locks in usual double rifle manner. Top strap extends over comb, and is fitted with folding peep sight which nestles into recess in strap. Action also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, disc set strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front checkered). Action and locks are engraved in Holland & Holland house style with full coverage varying sized open shaded scroll with strapwork highlights surrounding “Holland & Holland” in classic H&H arched device on each lockplate. Fences have semi-relief carved acanthus. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector”. Blued top lever is engraved “Royal Ejector” and trigger guard is engraved with open non-shaded scroll with SN on tang which extends to case hardened trap steel grip cap (spare fore sight in trap). Stump figured and lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features classic Holland styling, with drop points, point pattern checkering at grip which has reverse curve to rear line, and superbly sculpted right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A sling loop matching that on bbls and a gold oval engraved with monogram “NCN” are on toe line. Matching splinter “AB” ejector forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 3-3/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-7/8″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion is lined in scarlet cloth, and has dust divider between lid and bottom compartment. Gold embossed H&H label as well as charge card for this particular rifle, is in lid. Bottom compartment contains an assemblage of orig accessories French-fitted including 3 horn handled turnscrews marked Holland & Holland, and a horn handled striker key, H&H marked round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet, lace on leather muzzle protector, carrying sling, broken case extractor, bone striker bottle with spare strikers and ivory front sight, and wood covered steel cleaning rod, with brush in covered compartment which also contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Nathaniel Cushing Nash; Nathaniel Cushing Jr.; The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund; Special Gold Medal winner at first CA Side-by-Side Society Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns in 2000; Copy of factory ledger pages, indicating rifle was finished Nov 1906. CONDITION: It appears this lovely lightweight rifle was another one of Mr. Nash’s favorites, as it shows evidence of light field use, with silvering and thinning of case hardening colors on fences, beads, and on bottom of action and forend iron from normal hand wear, otherwise bbls and stocks have only a few handling and assembly marks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is still light in color, has a few bumps and rubs. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is excellent with compressions and rubs. Labels and accessories are excellent. Perhaps the ideal New England deer rifle, this cartridge in its nitro loading, is equivalent to the 38-55. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53184-5 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1182

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1183
$51,750.00

*EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” EJECTOR .303 BRITISH DOUBLE RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE IN MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, MADE FOR NATHANIEL C. NASH, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. IN 1909.

SN 19375. Cal. .303 British. 2-1/4″ This fine condition rifle has 26″ chopper lump bbls fitted with file cut H & H style quarter rib with one standing, two folding leaf express sight with ivory triangle inset in standing leaf, as well as early type H&H scope bases. Matching front ramp is fitted with enamel bead and flip-up night sight. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs. SNs and Whitworth sheaf of wheat logos are on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened action with slightly rounded bar, is fitted with back locks in usual double rifle manner. Top strap extends over comb, and is fitted with folding peep sight which nestles into recess in strap. Action also features automatic bolted safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, disc set strikers, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front checkered). Locks are hand detachable with patent takedown pin on left side. Action and locks are engraved in Holland & Holland house style with full coverage varying sized open shaded scroll with strapwork highlights surrounding “Holland & Holland” in classic H&H arched device on each lockplate. Fences have semi-relief carved acanthus. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector”. Blued top lever is engraved “Royal Ejector” and trigger guard is engraved with open non-shaded scroll with SN on tang which extends to case hardened trap steel grip cap. Superb stump figured and lightly marbled European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over orig ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features classic Holland styling, with drop points, point pattern checkering at grip which has reverse curve to rear line, and superbly sculpted right hand shadow line cheekpiece. A gold oval engraved with monogram “NCN” is on toe line. Matching splinter AB ejector forend has Anson release. Rifle is fitted with orig Voightlander Skopar B scope with fine crosshair and dot reticle in orig rings. Top of scope is engraved “Rifle no 19375” “Voightlander”. Scope has its orig brass lens cap. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/2″, drop at comb: approx 2″-. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight without scope: 8 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion is lined in scarlet cloth, and has dust divider between lid and bottom compartment. Gold embossed H&H label as well as charge card for this particular rifle, are in lid. Bottom compartment contains an assemblage of orig accessories French-fitted including 3 horn handled turnscrews marked Holland & Holland, and a horn handled striker key, H&H marked round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet, lace on leather muzzle protector, funnel for washing bores, broken case extractor, bone striker bottle with spare strikers and spare front sight, and wood covered steel cleaning rod with 2 brushes, in covered compartment which also contains two keys. PROVENANCE: Nathaniel Cushing Nash; Nathaniel Cushing Jr.; The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund; Special Gold Medal winner at first CA Side-by-Side Society Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns in 2000; Factory email with history and specifications. CONDITION: It appears this fine versatile rifle was one of Mr. Nash’s favorites, as it shows evidence of considerable field use, with silvering and thinning of case hardening colors on fences, beads, and on bottom of action and forend iron as well as edges of trigger guard and top tang, all from normal hand wear, otherwise bbls and stocks have only a few handling and assembly marks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Scope is excellent, with a few light scratches in orig lacquer. Optically clear. Case leather is still light in color, has some light staining, and a few marks and rubs. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is excellent with compressions and rubs. Labels and accessories are excellent. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53184-4 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1183

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1184
$74,750.00

*EXTRAORDINARY TRUE PAIR OF HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” EJECTOR 12 BORE HEAVY PROOF GAME SHOTGUNS IN MAKERS CASE WITH ACCESSORIES, MADE FOR NATHANIEL C. NASH, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. IN 1905.

SN 23867/23868. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls with slightly raised game ribs are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street, London.” “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel”. Rear portions of ribs are scroll engraved and gold inlaid with numbers “1” and “2” which also appears on top levers and on forend tips, denoting a true pair. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers and 1-1/4 ounces of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and Whitworth sheaf of wheat trademarks. Case hardened “Royal” sidelock actions are stocked to the fences and feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Actions and locks are engraved in traditional Holland & Holland house style with near full coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized, but mostly large, open shaded acanthus scroll. “Holland & Holland” is in classic arched device on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector”. Blued top levers are engraved “Patent Ejector”. Trigger guards are engraved with open scroll and have SNs on short tangs. Well matched dark finely marbled and nicely stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-1/4″ over orig ribbed horn buttplates. Stocks feature classic Holland styling with drop points and point pattern checkering on diamond hands. Gold ovals on toe lines are engraved with monogram “NCN”. Matching splinter AB ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .035 (full), right – .015 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″+. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .036 (full), right – .016 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Original makers oak and leather 2-gun case with shaped brass corners and circular central medallion, is lined in scarlet cloth, and has dust divider between lid and bottom compartment in typical Holland “Best” manner. Gold embossed black leather H&H label along with orig charge card for this particular pair of guns is in lid. Bottom compartment contains orig complement of high quality accessories semi-French fitted, including 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with 7″ handle, pair of horn handled H&H marked turnscrews, 2 pairs of snap caps, round pewter oil bottle, 12 bore pull through field cleaning kit, tan leather wallet containing two sets of spare strikers, brushes and mops, H&H bench cloth, and the key. PROVENANCE: Nathaniel Cushing Nash; Nathaniel Cushing Jr.; The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund; Special Gold Medal winner at first CA Side-by-Side Society Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns in 2000; Copy of factory ledger page indicating guns were made in 1905. CONDITION: Absolutely phenomenal, original, as found, very close to new, with only a few very light handling and assembly marks in all orig finishes. Gun “2” shows evidence of light field use, with a touch of silvering on fences, and firing halos on breechface. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case leather is still light in color, with some scrapes and rubs, and a touch of soiling. Straps and handle are very fine. Interior cloth is excellent with marks and light compressions from contents, with a bit of soiling where actions rest. Accessories are excellent. Reference specimens! 53184-1 MGM (45,000-65,000) C&R – Lot 1184

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1185
$120,750.00

*STUNNING BEAUTIFULLY MATCHED PAIR OF 28 GAUGE HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL DELUXE” SHOTGUNS WITH SUPERBLY RENDERED DRAMATIC SCROLL AND FINELY DETAILED TWO-COLOR GOLD INLAYS BY SIMON COGGAN, WITH CUSTOM FACTORY CASE.

SN 41378/ 41379. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are gold inlaid “Holland & Holland. London. England.” on narrow, swamped, game ribs. Nos “1” and “2” are gold inlaid at rear portions of ribs, as well as on top levers and forend tips. Single gold bands surround breech ends of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with 2000 London nitro proofs, and with importers name and address. Bbls are fitted with Holland & Holland patent self-opening assist springs. Small sized coin finished sidelock “Royal” actions feature automatic safeties, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Actions and locks are decorated with a well thought out panoply of large shaded scroll accented by two-color flush gold inlay of light gold sprays of foliage and darker gold birds. Some birds are full bodied, most are just heads peeping (pun intended) from behind gold leaves and tendrils of scroll. Gun “1” has full bodied grouse on left lock has heads of pheasant, wood pigeons, partridge, and quail; right lock with duck, pheasant, woodcock, and grouse. Bottom of action depicts 3/4 view of a quail along with woodcock and grouse heads. A pair of quail are on trigger guard bow, and head of pheasant is on tang. Gun “2” with full bodied pheasant on left lock has heads of grouse, quail, and ducks, with grouse, ducks and woodcock on right. A grouse and duck, as well as pheasant and quail, are on bottom, with heads of a pair of quail on trigger guard bow and grouse at rear of tang. “Holland & Holland” in gold is on scrolled ribbon on each lockplate, and SN is in gold on trigger guard tangs. The number of individual gold inlays is probably well over 100 per gun, and this unusual treatment even extends to Anson release rod housings on insides of forends. All work is masterfully done by the revered prodigy master engraver, Simon Coggan, who early in his career took training in his father, Phillip Coggan’s shop to learn the intricacies of the Bulino technique; later evolving his own style of shading, which is evident in this particular work. His signature “S.COGGAN” appears on trigger plates of both guns. Superbly matched exhibition quality intricately marbled lightly stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks are classically styled with drop points and point pattern checkering at grips, along with vacant gold ovals on bottoms, and measure 15″ over checkered wood butts. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no “1”: Bore diameter: left -.550, right – .550. Bore restrictions: left – .023 (full), right – Gun.015 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 15″. Gun no “2”: Bore diameter: left -.550, right – .551. Bore restrictions: left – .022 (full), right – .014 (mod). Drop at heel: 1-15/16″-, drop at comb: 1-3/8″+. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers highest quality oak and dark brown leather case with brass corners has tan canvas leather trimmed outer cover, central medallion embossed “L. W. W”. Interior is lined in dark green suede surrounding inset gold embossed black leather H&H label in lid. Bottom is nicely fitted for both guns, with accessories semi-French fitted. These accessories include 2-pc brass and composition cleaning rod, 3 ebony handled turnscrews, ebony handled chamber brush, 2 pairs of H&H marked gold plated snap caps with horn bodies, and gold plated H&H round oil bottle. PROVENANCE: The Estate of noted CO Springs,CO entrepreneur Larry W. Wiedeman. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to “as new”, with only a few very minor handling and assembly marks in all finishes. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather is nearly as new, protected by its outer cover, which has some light scuffs and marks in leather. Interior is excellent. Accessories are excellent. An incredible over-the-top pair of guns. 53046-1 MGM (125,000-175,000) – Lot 1185

1186
$40,250.00

*FINE CASED PAIR OF 16 GAUGE HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” HAMMERLESS EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUNS ONCE THE PROPERTY OF MARY MILLICENT ABIGAIL ROGERS, SOCIALITE, FASHION ICON, AND ART COLLECTOR.

SN 30573/ 30574. (ca 1922) Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with swamped game ribs are engraved “Holland & Holland” “98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Breech ends of ribs are gold inlaid “1” or “2” with matching numbers on top levers, and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened “Royal” actions are stocked to the fences and feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, H&H patent hand detachable locks by Brazier, and single non-selective H&H triggers. Actions are engraved in unusual pattern of near full coverage large varying sized open shaded scrolling acanthus with floral highlights. “Holland & Holland” instead of being in its normal device at center of locks, is surrounded by scroll at bottoms toward fronts. Fences are engraved with stylized shells. “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector” is on bottom of each action in unusual scroll surrounded geometric devices. Trigger plates are engraved “HOLLAND’S” “SINGLE TRIGGER”. Small bow, single beaded blued trigger guards have open scroll on bows, and SNs on short tangs. Lightly streaked and figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks with classic drop points and point pattern checkering on diamond hands, measure 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butts on 1-3/4″ lengthening pieces. There are two gold ovals on toe lines, one set engraved “M. M. R” matching initials on case, and the other set engraved “P. P. R”. Matching splinter ejector AB ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: left -.664, right – .665. Bore restrictions: left – .014 (mod), right – .011 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.664, right – .663. Bore restrictions: left – .015 (mod), right – .005 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″-, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 15oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Makers orig leather 2 gun case is embossed “M. M. Rogers” on top. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth and has gold embossed H&H label in lid, and orig charge card for this particular pair of guns. Case contains bone striker bottle and two pairs of H&H marked snap caps. PROVENANCE: Wikipedia information on the life of Mary Millicent Abigail Rogers. CONDITION: Excellent, mostly original. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue with quite a number of light marks and scratches, mostly toward breech ends. Actions retain approx 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on fences and beads. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Finish on gun “1” is at the lower end of the scale, and shows considerably more wear than gun “2”. Top levers are silvered a bit on thumbpieces. Blue on trigger guards is silvering on beads and edges, thinning at grips. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish. Butts are partially refinished with new oil added at time of addition of lengthening pieces, which are painted in to match fairly well. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time on gun “1”, trigger works well. Gun “2” trigger will not set up for second shot, undoubtedly needs cleaning, as guns have been in storage for a long time. Case leather is darkening, has some water stains, numerous rubs, with some tape marks and paint. Interior cloth is good, some soiling. Label is very fine. Charge card is soiled and foxed. Partitions have been altered to allow for lengthening pieces. 53013-1 MGM (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1186

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1187
$13,800.00

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” HAMMERLESS EJECTOR SELF-OPENING HEAVY GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 33815. (ca 1955) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” “98, New Bond Street, London.” on tops either side of slightly raised, narrow, matted, concave game rib with “3” gold inlaid at rear. “3” is also in gold on top lever and on forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and with importers name and address (BSA NY Millbrook). Bbls are fitted with H&H type self-opening assist spring assembly. Rear portion of bottom rib is engraved “MADE IN ENGLAND”. “Royal” sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved in classic “Royal” style with near full coverage varying sized shaded scroll. “Holland & Holland” is in classic device on each lockplate, and “Royal Model” is on bottom of action and “MADE IN ENGLAND” is on hinge pin cover. Single beaded trigger guard has scroll on bow and SN on short tang. HIgh quality newly made straight grip buttstock is of spectacular burl figured European walnut and measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic point pattern checkering, drop points, and vacant gold oval. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .038 (extra full), right – .021 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .021, right – .022. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Older makers oak and leather case (gun 20230) with leather corners and central brass medallion is embossed “G. V. Hordern” “60th RIFLES”. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth, and has large paper H&H label along with aforementioned charge label with SN in lid. Case contains an old 2-pc cleaning rod and a new H&H marked oil bottle, and snap caps. CONDITION: Fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin rust re-black over some light marks. Front portion of rib lifted slightly at juncture with rear portion. Action and lockplates are cleaned to mostly a mottled coin finish. Newly made stocks retain essentially all of their orig finish. Bores are fine, lightly frosted at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is dark, stained, and rubbed. Renewed interior cloth is very fine, with some rubs. Label is foxed. Snap caps are missing their “primers”. 52530-1 (12,500-17,500) C&R – Lot 1187

1188
$11,500.00

*VERY FINE HOLLAND & HOLLAND HEAVY PROOF ROYAL HAMMERLESS EJECTOR “CONTINENTAL PIGEON” SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 29043. (1925) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This special Holland Royal, made with hidden third fastener, side clips, and hinged front trigger, was listed in contemporary catalogs as a “special pigeon or waterfowl gun”. These guns also normally had matted, flat ribs. Guns with this configuration by Holland & Holland are quite unusual. This example has 30″ chopper lump bbls with low, concave, game rib, engraved “Holland & Holland.” and “98 New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Gun is one of a pair with the number “1” gold inlaid on scroll engraved portion at rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. (Gun comes in two gun case. Charge card lists this gun and another, gun no. 29163, as a pair.) Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz shot. Robust, Royal sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and fitted with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), aforementioned third fastener, side clips, and articulated front trigger, along with H & H patent detachable lock pin, and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with classic H & H house style large, shaded scroll with acanthus highlights, having “Holland & Holland” engraved in scrolled device on each lockplate, and bottom of action with “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector”. Blued top lever is engraved “Royal Ejector”. Single beaded trigger guard with short tang is scroll engraved and has SN at grip. Well marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over black leather faced Silver type pad, and features diamond hand, drop points, classic flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “L. C. C”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.731, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Lt Mod), right -.010 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners and push button latch is embossed “L. C. C.” on top. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth with gold embossed black leather Holland & Holland label in lid, along with charge card for this gun and its mate. Case contains 3-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod, snap caps, round oil bottle, horn striker bottle, 3 rosewood handled turnscrews, and some cleaning equipment and case straps. PROVENANCE: Factory letter and copy of ledger page, stating gun was completed 1925 for “Stebbins” as a “Continental model Pigeon gun” made to pair with “29163”. Copies of shooting reports stating that gun was re-regulated in 1927, and again in 1931. Reproduction of 1920 catalog. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining approx 90% of what appears to be orig blue on bbls, but is most likely a high quality older re-blue. Action retains a considerable amount of its orig muted case hardening color, but is mostly pewter gray. Trigger guard with traces of blue is mostly silver. Stocks retain most of what is likely orig oil finish with numerous marks and rubs from normal handling and wear. Checkering is slightly worn and dirty. There are a few minor chips missing from sharp edges of forend toward tip, and incipient 1/4″ crack behind top tang of action. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright, and shiny throughout, with one minor ping on bottom of left bbl, about 5″ back from muzzle. A hint of looseness is felt with forend off. Action feels tight with forend in place. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather has splotches of darkening, slight crazing, and a number of rubs through top grain. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth has some minor insect damage, rubs and soiling. Label is fine, with some rubs through. Accessories are excellent. 53123-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1188

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1189
$12,650.00

*LOVELY OLD HOLLAND & HOLLAND “ROYAL” HAMMERLESS EJECTOR LIGHT GAME SHOTGUN MADE FOR RUSSIAN PRINCE SERGEI BELOSSELSKY WITH ORIGINAL TWO-GUN CASE AND CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE.

SN 22639. (1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed bbls fitted with swamped game rib are engraved “Holland & Holland” “98. New Bond Street, London.” on tops. Rear portion of rib is inlaid “1” in gold. This gun was number “1” of a pair, with “1” also gold inlaid on top lever, and engraved on inside of forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened “Royal” sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. This gun predates Holland’s hand detachable lock system, and has not been retrofitted. Action and locks are engraved with superbly cut and shaded varying sized open scroll in what was to become Holland’s “house style”. “Holland & Holland” is in now classic arched device on each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “Royal” “Hammerless” “Ejector”. Fences are more deeply engraved with matching scroll having floral terminations and strapwork highlights. Blued top lever is engraved “Patent Ejector”, and trigger guard with open scroll on bow has SN on tang. Very nicely marbled and attractively fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over leather covered Silver type pad. Stock also features typical drop points, classic point pattern checkering on diamond hand, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “V.K.” Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .002 (cyl), right – .001 (cyl). (Factory ledger page indicates that this is the orig choke configuration for these bbls. Both are listed as “good cyl.”) Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast about 1/2″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-3/8″. Orig oak and leather 2-gun case with brass corners and central medallion, is lined in blue cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Holland & Holland label in lid, along with orig charge card for the pair of guns and information card pertaining to ejectors. Bottom compartment is separated by a hinged dust cover. Also included is an oak and leather brass bound ammunition magazine with space for approx 600 shot shells. Brass oval screwed to top is engraved “Prince S Belosselsky Krestofsky St. Petersbourg.” Orig factory ledger indicates that this gun was made for “Belloselsky”. PROVENANCE: Copy of ledger page confirming orig specifications, and that this gun was originally choked cylinder and cylinder. Digital scans of old family photographs showing Prince Belloselsky using this gun in the company of Tsar Nicholas II. This gun was consigned by the husband of the original owners granddaughter. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a well done rust re-blue over light marks. Engraving remains clear. Action retains approx 30% orig case hardening color, strong where protected, pleasingly silvered on normal wear points. Lockplates retain approx 80% orig color, left lock possibly somewhat stronger. Top lever has silver highlights, silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains 15 – 20% blue, mostly on bow. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish over some light marks, and with a few subsequent marks, checkering competently re-cut. There is a repaired 5/8″ crack behind left lockplate, and another small crack behind top tang, both appear to be stable. 1/2″ x 1-1/2″ replacement piece has been set into left side of forend near tip. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Safety button is sluggish (needs lubrication). Case leather is good, with numerous bumps and marks, and there are 4 tape marks around center. Orig straps and handle are good. Key lock escutcheon is missing a screw. Interior cloth is good with some insect damage. Labels are fine. Bottom section has detached partitions and glued-in green cloth repairs are in some areas. Cartridge magazine is very good. Interior missing four partitions. 52559-1 (10,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1189

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1190
$0.00

*HOLLAND & HOLLAND ROYAL EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND FACTORY WEAPON HISTORY.

SN 17304. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed steel bbls with swamped game rib are engraved “HOLLAND & HOLLAND” and “98 New Bond Street. London.” on tops. Gun is number one of a pair with the numeral “1” gold inlaid on engraved portion at rear of rib, top lever, and engraved on forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened Royal action is stocked to the fences and features orig Holland single trigger, automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), and gold band tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved with large, bold, open, shaded scroll, as sometimes done before H & H settled on their “house” style of large scroll and acanthus. “Holland & Holland” is in arched riband at front of each lockplate. Bottom of action is engraved “ROYAL” “HAMMERLESS” “EJECTOR”. Trigger guard has small bow and SN on short tang is also scroll engraved. Lightly fiddle figured and well streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J. P. W. Jr”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.003 plus .006 recess (probably shoots a modified pattern), right -.002 plus .002 recess (IC). Wall thickness: left -.020 (at recess, otherwise .024 – .026), right -.024. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Light tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in dark green cloth and has gold embossed H&H label in lid. Case contains 2-pc composition and brass cleaning rod with brush, H&H marked horn handled turnscrew, round oil bottle, and snap caps. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with orig specifications. Copy of ledger page. G & H information regarding history of this gun, and its ownership, as shown in their records. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Bbls retain 95% + fine quality satin rust blue. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, strongest on lockplates. Newly made buttstock is of very high quality with correctly shaped drop points and well done checkering, and retains most of its orig finish, forend refinished, checkering re-cut, and 1-1/4″ x 8″ sliver missing from left side. Work done on this gun includes bbl work consisting of shortening orig 30″ bbls to 26″, correctly plugging voids at muzzles, and doing recessed choke, making this a fine, well balanced upland gun. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case is very fine with some staining. Interior cloth is excellent. Accessories are excellent. 53157-4 MGM (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1190

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1191
$34,500.00

*GROUP OF THREE HOLLAND & HOLLAND SESQUICENTENNIAL SHOTGUNS, TWO OF A THREE GUN SET, WHICH COMMEMORATED THE EVOLUTION OF HOLLAND & HOLLAND GUNS, A PERCUSSION 10 BORE AND A 12 GAUGE BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN; ALONG WITH 20 GAUGE BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN, WHICH IS NO. 11 OF A LIMITED RUN OF 15.

SN 41020/41021/41015. SN: 41020. Cal. 10 ga. Percussion Shotgun. 30″ Twist bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland” and “33 Bruton Street, London.” on tops. Concave game rib is gold inlaid “THE 1985 SESQUICENTENNIAL SET OF THREE”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with 1985 London black powder proofs for 4 drams of black powder, and with SNs. An ebony ramrod with German silver head and tail (steel worm under cap) is held by two plain pipes. Nicely filed case hardened patent breeches have platinum blow-outs. Breech iron with integral fences is nicely scroll engraved. Bar locks with tall round bodied serpentine hammers with dolphin heads, are engraved with well cut scroll surrounding nicely cut vignettes of gentlemen shooters in percussion era attire, shooting and loading a percussion gun. Forward portion of locks are engraved with game birds over “Holland & Holland”. Trigger plate has fancy filed pineapple finial which matches thimble. Trigger guard and long spurred steel buttplate are also scroll engraved. SN is in gold on trigger guard tang. Classically shaped and finished stock is of fiddle figured and nicely marbled European walnut, and is classically checkered at grip and forepiece. Stock attaches to bbls with captive side bolt through oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left -.773, right – .768. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″.

SN: 41021. 12 ga. Bar-in-wood hammer gun: Although Holland & Holland was never known to have made bar-in-wood guns, they used this distinctive styling for this showpiece of their sesquicentennial. This particular gun has 29″ chopper lump bbls with H&H name and address engraved on tops. Game rib is gold inlaid “THE 1985 SESQUICENTENNIAL SET OF THREE”. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Top lever action is case hardened and fitted with rebounding bar locks with flat faced serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with sprays of scroll and “Holland & Holland” on each side of bar. Locks are engraved with scroll, repeating the theme on the percussion gun, but with Edwardian attired sportsmen at rear portions of plates, reloading and shooting breechloading guns. Front portions of locks are engraved with rabbits. Trigger plate has large round finial with feather engraved spur. Single beaded trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN in gold on tang. Fiddle figured and nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock matches wood found on the percussion gun very well, and features classic Holland & Holland drop points and diamond hand. Gun is finished with point pattern checkering at grip, and checkered wood butt. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.724, right – .725. Bore restrictions: left – .034 (full), right – .018 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″.

SN: 41015. 20 ga. Bar-in-Wood Hammer Gun: This gun has 28″ chopper lump bbls with H&H name and address engraved on tops. Game rib is silver inlaid “THE 1985 SESQUICENTENNIAL HAMMER GUN NO. 11 OF 15”. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Top lever action is case hardened and fitted with rebounding bar locks with flat faced serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with sprays of scroll with rose bouquet highlights. This treatment extends to locks and hammers. “Holland & Holland” is at the front of each lockplate. Trigger plate has large round finial with feather engraved spur. Single beaded trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN in gold on tang. Intricately marbled and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic drop points, diamond hand with point pattern checkered grip, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.615, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left – .024 (Imod), right: .015 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .022. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only a few light handling marks in all wood and metal finishes. Guns appear unfired except for the 20 bore which shows evidence of light field use, with a few nicks in bbl blue, and some brush marks and light dings on butt. There is a scrape in finish of forend tip. Mechanically excellent, but sluggish due to congealed oil. A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire some unique Holland guns. 53052-4 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1191

1192
$11,500.00

HOLLAND & HOLLAND 28 GA. TOP LEVER HAMMER GAME SHOTGUN WITH EXTRA .410 BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 8480. (ca. 1885) Cal. 28 Ga. 2-1/2″ and .410 3″ Chambers. Nicely browned 28 Ga. 28″ Damascus barrels are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond Street. London.” and “Winners of All the “Field” Rifle Trials, 1883″ on concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London black powder proofs, “Not for Ball”, “28B”, and “30M”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Bottom of right bbl is stamped “H39”. Left side of loop is stamped “F.H” (probably the initials of the actual manufacturer of this gun). Very finely made 28″ chopper lump .410 barrels are engraved “410.Ga” on concave game rib with scroll engraving at breech end. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 Italian nitro proofs, and “Flli Rizzini”. Flats are also engraved “1889”. Rounded bar top lever action has well filed fences. Peninsula back action rebounding locks have short rounded serpentine hammers. Action, locks and lockplates are engraved with nicely cut English shaded scroll. Each lockplate is engraved “Holland & Holland”. Trigger guard has scroll on bow, with SN on long tang. Fairly dark nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features flat top checkering and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend with shaped steel tip has Deeley release. 28 Ga. BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.563, right -.557. Bore restrictions: left -.005 (IC), right -.009 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.022. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Neutral cast. Weight: 4 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. 410 BBLS: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.375 (full), right -.390 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.032. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. Dark brown leather Nizzoli case has stitched leather corners, is lined with olive felt and has Nizzoli gold emblem. Partitions are semi-french fitted for this gun. Case contains Filli Rizzini proof certificate for .410 bbls and the key. PROVENANCE: Daryl Middlebrook collection. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Damascus bbls retain 95% of high quality re-brown with good definition to pattern. Engraving on rib has been picked up. Bores are bright and shiny, but with numerous scattered pits mostly in right bbl toward muzzle. 410 bbls retain virtually all of their orig lustrous black. Bores have no visible imperfections. Action and locks are mostly silver to gray with traces of case color in protected areas, with areas of some light pinprick pitting. Stocks retain virtually all of a quality rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks, mostly on left side of buttstock. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight and on face with lever well to the right of center with both sets of bbls. Locks are crisp. Case is near new with only a few minor marks on exterior leather. Orig 28 ga. guns from this period are extremely scarce. Gun has great dimensions and handling characteristics. Beautifully made .410 barrels are an added bonus. 53097-15 MGM (10,000-20,000) – Lot 1192

1193
$120,750.00

*AN INCREDIBLE FIND, THE FIRST WOODWARDS MADE AFTER PURDEY’S RESURRECTED THIS FAMOUS BRAND; A PAIR OF 20 GAUGE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER OVER-UNDER GAME SHOTGUNS WITH CASE.

SN 7185/7186. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Purdey’s bought the Woodward name and patents in June 1948 and builds their OU guns to this patent. No “Woodward’s” were made until 1997 when these two guns were produced. They have 28″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with Teague chokes, and with solid matted ribs gold inlaid “1” and “2” on breech ends denoting a true pair. (“1” and “2” also appear on top levers and forend tips.) Left sides of top bbls are engraved “J. Woodward & Sons” and with Purdey’s famous Audley House South Audley Street London address. Bbl flats are stamped with 1995 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and with SNs. Case hardened low profile OU actions with automatic safeties (made in classic Woodward T-shape) and gold-plated single triggers, follow traditional Woodward styling with slight reinforce to action bars, and usual house style Woodward engraving consisting of 80% coverage sprays of well cut scroll around circular rose bouquets on lockplates which are also engraved “J. Woodward & Sons” in classic Woodward parchment scroll flanked devices. Bottoms of actions are engraved “Woodward’s” “PATENT” “Under & Over”. Blued trigger guards with scroll on bows have SNs in shaded fields on tangs which extend to horn grip caps. Stocks also recreate Woodward style with long sweeping “Prince of Wales” grips and sloping rise to combs. Stocks are of nicely matched, well veined and somewhat fiddle figured European walnut, and measure 15-3/4″ over checkered wood butts. Matching small one piece forends have Anson releases. Ejector work is gold-plated. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: top -.613, bottom – .613. Bore restrictions: Teague screw chokes. Wall thickness: top – .031, bottom – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: top -.613, bottom – .613. Bore restrictions: Teague screw chokes. Wall thickness: top – .032, bottom – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. High quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Woodward Audley House label in lid. CONDITION: Excellent with evidence of some field use. Bbls have silvering at muzzles and sharp edges, with a few light dings along edges of ribs, consistent with being run in and out of full length field carrying cases. Actions are somewhat silvered on beads with color thinning a bit around bottoms. Trigger guards silvered on edges. Stocks show scattered light marks and scratches in their orig finishes, with considerable ring marks and other scratches on forends, with finish wearing thin. This is most evident on gun “2”. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather shows only a scattering of light marks, and a few rubs. Straps and handle remain strong. Interior cloth is excellent, as is label. 53052-5 MGM (60,000-80,000) C&R – Lot 1193

1194
$0.00

*EXCEEDINGLY RARE, HENRY ATKIN WOODWARD PATTERN, OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 3217. (ca 1935) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. Maker of unequaled “best” guns, Henry Atkin seems to have either purchased actions in the white from best London makers, or completely built his guns in-house, to proven patterns, and many of his customers were among the wealthiest in the world, including J. P. Morgan. He was innovative and his “Purdey” pattern side by side doubles had improved geometry to the spring cocking system yielding an easier closing gun. This Woodward pattern OU is the first seen by this cataloger, and according to SN was made well before Purdey’s acquired Woodward in 1948. It has 30″ demi-bloc bbls fitted with raised ventilated matted rib, and no side ribs. Muzzles are held by double yoke. Right side of top bbl is stamped with London proofs matching those on bottom flat for 2-1/2″ chambers. Left side of top bbl is engraved “Henry Atkin Ltd (From Purdey’s) 88. Jermyn St. London. S. W.” Woodward type low profile OU sidelock action features automatic safety and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 90% coverage well cut classic English rose and scroll with “Henry Atkin Ltd” at bottom of each lockplate and in forend iron mortise on bottom of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Very fine burl and fiddle figured dark European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered hard rubber buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching one piece ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom – .730. Bore restrictions: top – .041 (extra full), bottom – .040 (extra full). Wall thickness: top – .022, bottom – .026. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 5/8 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 15″. Original makers leather case which is of tapered shape is lined in green cloth and has Henry Atkin Ltd. St. James’s Street paper label in lid, along with a new charge card with specifications for this gun. Case contains a pair of Henry Atkin marked snap caps and some cleaning equipment. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of a best London re-black, engraving still clear and sharp. Action retains 25 – 35% orig case hardening color, strong where protected by fences, otherwise nicely silvered overall. Locks retain over 80% of their orig color. Top lever is silvered on thumbpiece, and trigger guard retains most of what appears to be an old re-blue. Temper blue of pins renewed. Stocks retain essentially all of a hand rubbed oil refinish with some subsequent light marks, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are excellent with a hint of frosting in bottom bbl. Action is tight. Top bbl is slightly off face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather has numerous rubs and marks. Handle is good. One strap is missing its end, the other replaced. Interior cloth is good, considerably rubbed and soiled. Atkin label is foxed. Accessories are good. A wonderful old British OU undoubtedly with more stories to tell. 53177-7 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1194

1195
$0.00

*”MADE TO IMPRESS” THE LEGENDARY FREDERICK SCALES KELL ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN H22269. (ca 1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. The story of this interesting gun is that Frederick C. Scales, a long time Purdey stocker, married a German girl, and that he built this fine gun for himself to show off the British gun trade while shooting with his in-laws. He started with a Holland & Holland type action and commandeered friends in the gun trade to complete this interesting testimonial. It has 30″ dovetailed bbls engraved “Frederick C. Scales. London.” on hand matted game rib. Rear portion of rib and breeches of bbls are engraved with 2-1/2″ triangles of nicely cut open shaded acanthus scroll with strapwork highlights. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SN is on splinter. H&H type sidelock action is engraved “F. C. Scales London” on water table and is stocked to the fences. It features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Locks are fitted with H&H type hand detachable pin. Action is flamboyantly engraved with full coverage well cut, high relief, large open scrolling acanthus with floral and strapwork highlights. Fences are relief carved with leaves and scroll. This dramatic scroll surrounds relief gold inlaid greenman’s face on bottom which appears to be a wild eyed caricature of the kaiser, or perhaps Hitler. Lockplates are gold inlaid with griffins in recumbent poses. Griffins on right side (one flying, the other passant) have pheasant heads. Other areas on this interesting gun are done in a similar manner with a gold inlaid pheasant on top lever, and a partridge in gold on trigger guard bow. Safety button is full relief engraved with grotesque face. All this interesting and well executed work is by the famed Harry Kell, engraver to the trade, often engaged by Purdey’s for special projects. Well marbled and lightly figured European walnut steel capped pistol grip buttstock was made by Scales himself, and has Germanic treatment of right hand shadow line beaded cheekpiece. It has standard Purdey type drop points and grip checkering. It measures 15-1/8″ over Silver pad. Rectangular steel crest plate on toe line is relief engraved with maple leaves around “F C S” in relief gold. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release has steel central diamond with more relief engraving having caricature of “North Wind” at center with gold inlaid eyes and nose. Forend tip has gold inlay of portrait of a spaniel. Interior of iron is also fully scroll engraved, with central device engraved “Made By” “Frederick C. Scales” “38 Years With J. Purdey & Sons” “LONDON” “1940”. Bore diameter: left -.732, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .028 (IMod), right – .014 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″-, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Older leather case is embossed “J. P. DALGLEISH” and is lined in burgundy cloth and contains cleaning equipment, square oil bottle, snap caps, and Purdey bench cloth. A group of photographs, some of the interior of this gun, others of master engraver Ken Hunt, and Bill O’Brien, ex-Purdey stocker, as well as David Trevallion, (who was apprenticed to O’Brien) holding this gun. PROVENANCE: SHOOTING TIMES, March 15, 1990 with article about this gun. Book: GUN CRAFT by Vic Venters who has a chapter on “The Scales Gun.” p. 229 – 244. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. BBls retain nearly all of a best black, thinning a bit on sides, with some light marks. Action retains a considerable amount of a muted orig case hardening color, percentage difficult to ascertain because of extensive engraving, highlights are attractively silvered. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish, with some marks and small dings. Checkering has been cleaned up. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is fine. Straps are new. Handle is good. Interior cloth is good with some slight insect damage, label removed. 53177-13 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1195

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1196
$51,750.00

*WONDERFUL PAIR OF SELF-OPENING SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUNS BY JAMES PURDEY WITH MAGNIFICENT GOLD INLAID BIRDS AND METICULOUS SCROLL BY MARCUS HUNT, WITH CASE.

SN 28533/28534. (1982) Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised matted game ribs gold inlaid “1” or “2” on breech ends, denoting a pair, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House, South Audley Street, London England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottoms of left bbls with bbl makers initials “PS”. Tube nos. “74441” and “74442” are on loop of gun “1”, and “74443” and “74444” are on gun “2”. Case hardened self-opening sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective triggers. Actions and lockplates are engraved with Purdey house style small rose and scroll bouquets interrupted by and surrounding superbly detailed semi-relief renderings in gold of scenes of birds in flight. A pair of gold woodcock are flying through gold alder branches and leaves on left lockplate of gun “1”, with group of doves rising from trees on right. Bottom of action portrays a woodcock nestled in leaf litter. Gun “2” has trio of mallards settling into marsh on left, and covey of bobwhite quail taking wing on right. A woodcock settles down through branches on bottom of this action. The superbly cut scroll and fine game scenes are by Marcus Hunt, accomplished son of all time great Ken Hunt. His signature is at the bottom of each game scene. Small bow trigger guards have SNs in gold on tangs, which extend to horn grip caps. Well marbled and nicely figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstocks measure 15-3/4″ over checkered wood butts, and feature classic styling with well executed drop points and point pattern checkering at grips. Toe lines have individual gold initials “D D” inlet. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases, and are not stamped with actioners initials. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.728, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .025 (mod), right – .017 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .034. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.728, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .022 (mod), right – .017 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: approx 5/8 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. Guns are housed in brown leather two gun motor case with stitched leather corners lined in burgundy cloth, with Purdey gold embossed label in lid. Also there is a charge card for these particular guns in lid. Case contains square oil bottle still in its wrapper. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of fairly light field use. Gun “2” may show a bit more handling, but well over 95% finishes remain on metal parts, with some marks and dings on stocks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case has a few scuffs and marks in leather. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth is very fine. Label is excellent. 53052-8 MGM (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1196

1197
$26,450.00

*SUPERB LONG BARRELED SMALL BORE CUSTOM PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH EXCELLENT SCROLL AND GOLD INLAID GAME SCENES BY RENE DELCOUR AND PHILIPPE GRIFNEE WITH CASE.

SN 21498. (ca 1917) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Chopper lump bbls are gold inlaid “J. Purdey & Sons” and engraved “Audley House, South Audley Street. London” on narrow swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs and 1985 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, “CHOKE”, and with bbl makers initials “W.H” (Bill Hill) on bottom of left bbl. Small sized case hardened Beesley patent self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage very well cut large shaded open acanthus scroll with strapwork highlights in semi-relief surrounding well done portrait of retriever on bottom of action. “J. Purdey & Sons” and “London” are in gold on both sides. Fences have matching scroll which is carved a bit deeper. There are splashes of matching scroll on lockplates accenting very well rendered game scenes, major subjects are in relief gold, and backgrounds are nicely detailed; a pair of ducks are settling into a woodland marsh on left lockplate, and a pair of cock pheasant explode from brush into open field over rail fence on right. This fine engraving is signed “R. Delcour & Ph Grifnee” on trigger plate. Trigger guard is also scroll engraved, and has SN in gold on tang. Striking, exhibition quality, well marbled and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic styling with typical drop points, point pattern checkering, and gold oval. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release has actioners initials “AF” (Alf Fullalove) on iron. Bore diameter: left -.629, right – .628. Bore restrictions: left – .034 (full), right – .022 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″+, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. High quality oak and leather case with shaped brass corners is embossed “K. H. E.” on top. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth. Gold embossed black leather label along with charge card with information for this gun, are in lid. Case contains 2 pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, 2 horn handled turnscrews engraved “James Purdey & Sons”, horn handled striker key, horn handled chamber brush, bone striker bottle. Purdey marked accessories include square oil bottle, horn bodied snap caps, and black leather hand guard, along with a bench cloth. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of very limited use since being completely refurbished, with a few very light marks on bbls. Beads and fences of action are silvered a bit, as is blue on grip. Factory quality newly made stocks are excellent with only a few light marks and scratches, mostly on left side of butt. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are a bit off face at tops, but do contact breechfaces at bottom. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with a few marks and two shallow cuts on top. Straps and handle are excellent, as are interior and accessories. An attractive small bore Purdey finely embellished by two highly revered artists, now deceased. 53177-8 MGM (30,000-50,000) C&R – Lot 1197

1198
$25,875.00

*FINE CONDITION HEAVY PROOF LATE ’20’S JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 23410. (1927) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with Purdey’s famous Audley House London address and Whitworth Steel information on slightly raised concave rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 ounces of shot, and are marked “2-3/4”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, “CHOKE”, and bbl makers initials “AW” (Arthur Wilkes). Tube nos “57718” and “57719” are on loop. Robust, case hardened Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, side clips, disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in Purdey house style with very nicely cut small shaded scroll surrounding rose bouquets. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Blued trigger guard with open scroll on bow has SN on tang. Dramatically fiddle figured and nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock with classic drop points, gold oval on bottom, and point pattern checkering at grip, measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release is stamped “H” on iron (long time actioner Fred Hughes). Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .043 with .001 recess (extra full), right – .020 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Brady type VC leather case with stitched leather corners, possibly provided by Purdey’s, has brown canvas leather trimmed outer cover. Case is lined in burgundy cloth with gold embossed black leather Purdey label in lid, along with charge card with information for this gun. Case contains 2-pc ebony and brass cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, two horn handled turnscrews, horn handled striker key; Purdey marked accessories include a square oil bottle and two snap caps. There are also two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a best London re-black with one or two minor rubs. Action retains approx 80% orig case hardening color, silvered a bit on beads, thinning slightly on fences and bottom. Lockplates retain over 95% of their orig color with just a hint of loss on left plate from thumb wear. Orig blue of top lever is silvered on top edge of thumbpiece. Forend iron retains most of its blue. Hinge pin has been replaced, and retains nearly all of its temper blue. Trigger guard retains over 80% of its orig blue, silvered in front of bow, thinned a bit at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of a very sympathetic cleaning and re-oiling with a couple of light marks, checkering competently cleaned up. Bores are excellent. Action is showroom tight. Drop is excellent. Wem ejectors are in perfect time. Case leather has a few minor scuffs and rubs, as protected by its outer cover, which is very fine, with some scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is excellent, as are labels. Accessories are very fine. This is a wonderful gun. 53177-11 MGM (25,000-35,000) C&R – Lot 1198

1199
$25,875.00

*SUPERB SPECIAL ORDER JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON SHOTGUN WITH SUPERB RELIEF SCROLL AND PIGEON MOTIF ENGRAVING BY HARRY KELL WITH MOTOR CASE AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 22416. (1923) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with Purdey’s famous Audley House address and Whitworth steel information on tops; and are fitted with slightly raised flat matted pigeon rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and bbl makers initials “S.S” (Sam Simons). Tube numbers “53995” and “53996” are on loop. Beesley patent self opening action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden third fastener, disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved with exceptionally fine, cleanly relief cut, large open acanthus scroll with strapwork highlights in fine shaded background. This exceptional deep dramatic scroll surrounds rounded vignettes of pigeons; those on lockplates are standing on ground, while the oval scene on bottom of action shows a pigeon in flight. “J. Purdey & Sons” is above this scene and “London” is below. Fences are even more deeply carved in almost full relief. This superb work is undoubtedly by the revered Harry Kell, as the rather large eyes of his birds are essentially a signature. Trigger guard is blued, and matching scroll is on bow extending to tang which is also engraved with SN. Dense, well marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/8″ over leather covered pad. Stock features typical finishing with drop points, point pattern checkering and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “TD” (Tom Davidson) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.735, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .034 with .002 recess (extra full), right – .033 with .002 recess (extra full) (This is typical Purdey pigeon choke boring producing tight patterns. The recess creates a “hot” center). Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. Makers two gun motor case is embossed “S.P. ROTAN” “PHILA, U.S.A.” Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with gold embossed black Purdey label in lid. Case contains pair of Purdey marked snap caps and 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with specifications specifying both bbls full choke, built for “Veneziano” with large scroll and medallions of pigeon engraving. Copy of ledger page. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 95% of a London quality re-black with a few very light marks and silvering on sharp edges. Action has lots of what was not very bright color, essentially a “french gray” as evidenced by color on water table, and is a very pleasing pewter to silver. Trigger guard re-blued, silvered on sides and grip, engraving slightly softened. A monogram (specified in factory letter) has been removed from top lever but is undetectable as area has been expertly re-engraved. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, possibly orig. with a number of light marks and small dings. Checkering competently re-cut. Bores are excellent, with just a hint of frosting in left bbl. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. (New hinge pin) Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is good, crazed, and scuffed at corners. Renewed straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is good with some rubs. Accessories are good. Pigeon guns with special features similar to this finely finished example seldom come on the market; An opportunity to acquire a fine specimen that has no apologies. 53117-1 MGM (22,500-32,500) C&R – Lot 1199

1200
$23,000.00

*SUPERB CONDITION JAMES PURDEY EXTRA FINISH SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH SELECTIVE SINGLE TRIGGER AND BEAVERTAIL FOREND, WITH MOTOR CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 27846. (1973) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with matted narrow flat rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons” “Audley House South Audley Street, London. England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and bbl makers initials “BF” (Brian Frost) on bottom of left bbl. Tube numbers “72243” and “72244” are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and unusual single selective trigger (It is not known what trigger was used by Purdey’s at this time, but it appears to be of Laird Pat. Westley Richards type with selector on left side of trigger plate.). Action is engraved in traditional extra finish style with near full coverage large shaded acanthus scroll with strapwork highlights. “J. Purdey & Sons” is in parchment scroll flanked device on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London” and “England”. Fences are relief carved in oak leaf and acorn motif. Engraving of this style was often done by outworker, at the time, Ken Hunt. No signature is found. Small bow trigger guard has matching scroll on bow. SN is on tang, which extends to horn pistol grip cap. Strikingly fiddle figured and marbled dark European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features standard drop points and point pattern grip checkering. Gold oval on toe line is engraved “RG”. Often woodwork on guns of this vintage is of indifferent quality, but this stock was obviously done by one of the long term Purdey masters, such as Bill O’Brien or Harold Delay. Full beavertail ejector forend has Anson release; unknown actioners initials “T.B” are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .025 (Imod), right – .009 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Brown leather motor case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Purdey label in lid, along with charge card for this particular gun. Case contains 2-pc beech and brass cleaning rod, pull through cleaning kit, red leather wallet containing cleaning brushes and broken case extractor, another with action cleaning brushes, plated round oil bottle, plated brass striker bottle with spare strikers, and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with only some high edge wear visible on sharp edges, and a few light marks in wood. There are a number of fairly deep scratches in bottom central portion of bbls, most likely caused by removing action from case before removing bbls. These could easily be toned down a bit. There are also two or three small dings on left side of forend toward front. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically excellent. Case leather is excellent with a few scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine with some rubs. Accessories are excellent. A great handling Purdey with some unusual features. 53022-1 MGM (17,500-25,000) – Lot 1200

1201
$20,700.00

*VERY FINE 20 GAUGE JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SELF-OPENING GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 22069. (1921) Cal. 20 ga. 2-11/16″ Chambers (actual measurement). 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House. South Audley Street, London.” “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on narrow game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 7/8 oz shot (2-1/2″). Bbls are stamped with SNs, and “CHOKE”. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with makers initials “SS” (Sam Simons). Tube numbers “51877” and “51878” are on loop. Classic small sized Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). action and locks are engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll, which is particularly well done, with cleanly cut scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Blued trigger guard has open scroll on bow and SN on tang. Finely marbled European walnut replacement buttstock is of factory quality, and shaping, with straight grip, checkered wood butt, drop points, and flat top point pattern checkering at grip. Matching splinter Wem ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with unknown actioners initials “H.W”. Bore diameter: left -.618, right – .617. Bore restrictions: left – .007 (IC), right – .005 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black, with a few minor nicks. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color, turning to gray brown on bottom, with silver highlights on beads and fences. Lockplates retain 80% of their orig color. Orig blue of top lever is silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. Newly made buttstock has a few light marks in its orig finish. Forend refinished over some marks and dings. Checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good. Ejectors are somewhat out of time. An attractive light weight fast handling Purdey. 53062-1 MGM (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1201

1202
$20,125.00

*SCARCE 20 GAUGE JAMES PURDEY ROUND ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHTWEIGHT GAME SHOTGUN WITH OAK AND LEATHER CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 22397. (1922) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with Purdey Audley House address and Whitworth steel information on slightly raised game rib. Gun is “2” of a pair, with “2” engraved on breech ends of rib, top lever, and forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and re-proof marks (?). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and bbl makers initials “S.S” (Sam Simons). Tube numbers “53758” and “53759” are on loop. Small sized Beesley patent self opening action with rounded bar, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved in Purdey house style with well cut small scroll surrounding rose bouquets. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate, and on bottom of action over “London”. Top lever and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard bow is engraved with large open scroll. SN is on tang. Very nicely flame figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt on 1-7/8″ well matched lengthening piece, which appears to be fit to orig curve. (13-1/4″ to end of orig wood) Stock features typical finishing with drop points, point pattern checkering and a silver oval on toe line engraved “CHM”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “FH” (Fred Hughes) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.620, right – .618. Bore restrictions: left – .010 (IC), right – .004 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion, has later inset leather rectangle on top embossed “CHM” and interior is lined in burgundy cloth with small paper Purdey label and charge card for gun no. “20003” (another 20 bore), in lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with 6″ handle, two turnscrews and a striker key with ebonized handle, unmarked round oil bottle, pair of snap caps, pull through cleaning kit in black wallet, action cleaning brushes in red wallet, bone striker bottle with spare strikers and springs, and other cleaning equipment and two keys in covered compartment. CONDITION: Good. This gun has been enjoyed extensively but never hurt. Bbls retain most of what appears to be their orig blue, considerably worn and silvered from normal hand wear. Action and locks are pewter gray with silver highlights on edges of bar and fences. Engraving remains clear. Orig blue of top lever and trigger guard remains approx 20%. Stocks show considerable wear, sharp edges rounded, left drop point quite smooth. Checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. There are 1″ cracks starting at mounting screws in forend. Bores are very fine, chambers lengthened. Action has a hint of looseness. Bbls are slightly off face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is considerably darkened, crazed and rubbed. Orig straps are good. Handle is missing. Interior cloth is fine. Labels are considerably foxed. Partitions have been reconfigured for stock lengthening piece. Accessories are fine. 53132-2 MGM (15,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1202

1203
$17,250.00

*REFURBISHED SMALL BORE LONG BARRELED JAMES PURDEY ROUND BODIED SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN ALONG WITH CASE.

SN 21446. (ca 1917) Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 29″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with Purdey’s famous South Audley Street London address and Whitworth Steel information on narrow game rib, which is also engraved “2”. Gun is “2” of a pair with “2” also engraved on top lever and forend iron. Bbls are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottom of bbls are stamped with SNs. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with bbl makers initials “WH” (Bill Hill), and engraved with importer, (G & H). Small sized round bodied Beesley self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold plated internals, disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in Purdey house style traditional rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Son” is on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut newly made buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic styling with drop points, flat top point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant gold oval on bottom. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with actioners initials “FH” (Fred Hughes). Bore diameter: left -.664, right – .664. Bore restrictions: left – .017 (mod), right – .009 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .033. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″+. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Good quality English brown leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has Purdey gold embossed black leather label in lid, along with charge card for this particular gun. Case contains pair of rosewood handled turnscrews, rosewood handled striker key, bone striker bottle, 3-pc cleaning rod, and Purdey marked square oil bottle and snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London re-black with a couple of light marks. Action re-colored, and retains nearly all of that color, engraving slightly softened. Factory quality newly made buttstock and forend have only one or two of the faintest marks. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with some marks. Interior is excellent. Accessories near new. A scarce little gun that’s had an enormous amount of expensive work performed, bbls measure well. 53177-12 MGM (12,500-20,000) C&R – Lot 1203

1204
$14,375.00

*16 GAUGE JAMES PURDEY “GOLDEN AGE” SIDELOCK EJECTOR SELF-OPENING GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 24019. (1930) Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow, matted game rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and are also stamped 2-9/16 (original). Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs (24019) and bbl makers initials “SS” (Sam Simons). Splinter is engraved “Made in England”. Tube nos. “62913” and “62914” are on loop. Bottom of rear lump is engraved “2”, most likely denoting a second set of bbls, as top lever and forend iron are engraved “1”. Case hardened Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved in usual Purdey house style with well cut small scroll surrounding rose bouquets. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Blued trigger guard with open scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Well marbled and figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over Silver type pad, and features drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, with silver oval on toe line engraved with monogram “FUTM” (?). Actioner, Westley Nobbs’s initials “WN” are on iron. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.663, right – .663. Bore restrictions: left – .015 (mod), right – .003 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .038. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/4 on. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Good quality brown leather case with brass corners is lined in burgundy cloth, has gold embossed black leather Purdey label in lid, and contains two keys. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-black. Action retains approx 20% orig case hardening color. Lockplates retain about half of their color. New hinge pin retains nearly all of its temper blue. Other screws and pins have renewed temper blue. Stocks retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, with some subsequent marks, sharp edges somewhat rounded. Checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good, replaced at same time as hinge pin. Relatively new case is excellent. 53075-1 (12,500-17,500) C&R – Lot 1204

1205
$16,100.00

ANTIQUE PAIR OF JAMES PURDEY & SONS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES AND FACTORY LETTER, ONE WITH NEW FACTORY BARRELS.

SN 15667/15668. (1896) Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House South Audley Street London” on narrow game ribs. Bbls of “1” also have Whitworth steel information. “1” and “2” are engraved on breech ends of ribs, top levers, and inside of forend irons denoting a true pair. Bbl flats of “1” are stamped with London proofs, and 1973 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bbl makers initials “WH” (Bill Hill). Tube numbers “18060” and “18061” are on loop. Bbls of gun “2” are stamped with 1974 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, again with SNs, and bbl makers initials “JA” (J. Aldous). Tube numbers “73061” and “73062” are on loop. Case hardened Beasley patent self opening sidelock actions feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, engraved arrow tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Actions and locks are engraved in Purdey house style with exceptionally well cut small scroll surrounding rose bouquets as undoubtedly performed by head engraver, James Lucas. Trigger guards with open scroll on bows have SNs on tangs. Fairly well matched well streaked and nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-3/8″ over checkered wood butts on 1-1/4″ well matched extensions. LOP on orig wood is 14-3/16″. (Factory records indicate orig length of 14-1/2″ most likely over buttplates.) Stocks feature elongated drop points, standard point pattern checkering on semi diamond hands, and vacant silver ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends with Anson releases are marked with actioners initials “SP” (Sol Prentice) on irons. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .017 (mod), right – .001 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .026. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15-3/8″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .009 (IC), right – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 15-3/8″. Orig oak and leather two gun case with brass corners and central medallion is engraved “Kenneth Prescott” “20 Cambridge Square” “Hyde Park” “W.” Case is lined in scarlet cloth and has small paper Purdey label in lid, along with charge card for this particular pair of guns. Case contains ebony handled turnscrew, matching striker key, 12 bore broken case extractor, bone handled cleaning brush, tin of NevaRust, pull through cleaning kit, and handle of 2-pc cleaning rod. An open compartment has two trigger locks and keys. Also included are red cloth bags. PROVENANCE: Factory fax confirming orig specs and new bbls. Purdey game register with red cover and “Directions for James Purdey & Sons Hammerless Guns 1887” with brown cover with information for guns number “13881-2”. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Orig bbls retain nearly all of a “best” London re-black with some light marks and scratches. New bbls (gun “2”) are in similar condition, but with fewer scratches in their orig blue. Actions retain 10 – 20% orig color where protected. Lockplates retain 30 – 50% of their orig color; left plates are strongest. Most orig blue is on top levers and traces of blue are on trigger guards. Stocks retain 30 – 40% of an old oil refinish, sharp edges rounded, checkering re-cut. Butt portions are refinished in oil, with installation of lengthening pieces, and have much less shine. Bores of “1” are very good to fine, with heavy frosting. Bores of “2” are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is dark, scuffed and rubbed, some places through. Newer straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is very good, considerably soiled from contact with guns, two areas rubbed through. Labels are foxed. Partitions have been moved to accommodate longer stocks. Accessories are good. 52752-1 (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1205

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1206
$14,950.00

*LOVELY, AS FOUND, PURDEY “GOLDEN AGE” HEAVY PROOF SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 24638. (1932) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised matted game rib, are engraved with Purdey’s Audley House address and Whitworth steel information on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4′ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, and bottom of left bbl with makers initials “SS” (Sam Simons). Splinter is engraved “Made in England”. Tube numbers “61581” and “61582” are on loop. Case hardened Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, side clips, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, disc set strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with exceptionally well cut and cleanly detailed very small shaded scroll with rose bouquet highlights in classic Purdey house style. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Blued trigger guard is engraved with open scroll, SN is on tang. Top lever is engraved “1”; this number is also engraved on bottom of rear lump and on forend iron indicating gun was gun “1” of a pair. Classic smokey marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over leather faced pad. Stock also features typical drop points, checkering, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “C. J. C.” Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release, has actioners initial “H” on iron (Fred Hughes). Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .035 (full), right – .006 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, original as found. Bbls retain approx 80% orig blue with some light flecking, thinning on sides from hand wear. Action retains approx 60% orig case hardening color, silvering on bottom, beads, and fences, percentage difficult to ascertain because of accumulated grime. Lockplates retain over 90% of their color. Top lever is silvered on sharp edges of thumbpiece. Trigger guard considerably silvered at grip but retains most of its blue. Stocks retain most of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with numerous marks and light dents, checkering slightly worn. Bores are very fine with one or two minor pings and some scattered very light pitting at breech ends. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is down, so that tip of iron is about to contact action. Ejectors are in time. A lovely old gun in need of a little TLC. 53110-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1206

1207
$11,500.00

*FINE PRE WWI PURDEY HAMMERLESS EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 20925. (1913) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved with Purdey’s famous name and Audley House address, as well as Whitworth Steel information on narrow, swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottom of left bbl is stamped “CHOKE” and with bbl makers initials “HT” (unknown bbl maker, but there is a “Tombs” listed as a bbl maker in 1912). Tube numbers “47078” and “47079” are on loop. Beesley patent self opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Trigger guard was of special order with long transition from bow to tang. Action and locks are engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Top lever and trigger guard are blued. Guard has large open scroll on bow, and SN on grip. Attractive well marbled and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features standard drop points and point pattern checkering. A silver oval on toe line is engraved “CHM” matching initials on case. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Unknown actioners initials “T.A” are on iron. (Many younger Purdey artisans were lost during the “Great War”.) Bore diameter: left -.734, right – .733. Bore restrictions: left – .027 (IMod), right – .004 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun is housed in its orig oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion. Top is embossed “C.H.M.” matching oval on stock. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth, and has paper Purdey label in lid along with charge card for this particular gun. Case contains a host of orig accessories including 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with 6″ handle, pair of turnscrews, and striker key with ebonized handle, unmarked round oil bottle, broken case extractor, pair of Purdey marked snap caps, pull through cleaning kit in black morocco leather wallet, chamber and cleaning brushes in red morocco wallet, bone striker bottle with spare strikers, Purdey instruction booklet, and various cleaning equipment and two keys in covered compartment. CONDITION: Good to fine, with some refinishing. Bbls retain over 90% well done re-black over some nicks and marks, subsequently thinning and silvering. Action and locks retain approx 20% orig case hardening color, are mostly pewter gray, engraving still clear. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish, edges slightly rounded over a number of marks with subsequent scratches and marks. Checkering has not been re-cut. Buttstock has been shortened and newly checkered. Top lever and trigger guard retain about 20 – 30% of their orig blue. Bores are excellent with no noted dings or dents. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is good. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is quite dark with numerous rubs and scrapes. One strap is broken, the other is weak. Handle is intact but tender. Interior cloth is good, with considerable rubs and marks from contact with gun and bbls. Purdey label is fine, slightly foxed with some soiling. Charge card considerably foxed. Interior partitions are good. Accessories are fine to very fine. A solid early Purdey that has been enjoyed for generations, and appears to be ready for more. 53132-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1207

1208
$8,050.00

*FINE AND RARE PURDEY BAR-IN-WOOD TOP LEVER HAMMER HEAVY GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 17033. (ca 1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls with slightly raised matted concave rib with twin ivory beads, are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons Audley House, South Audley Street, London.” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs; bottom of left bbl with bbl makers initials, “HM” (H.Meers ?). Tube numbers “24561” and “24562” are on loop. Case hardened bar-in-wood top lever action fitted with rebounding bar locks, having rounded serpentine hammers, features side clips, hidden third fastener, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in typical Purdey house style with rose and minuscule scroll, as most likely done by J. Lucas, chief engraver. Trigger guard with large open scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Top lever is engraved “2”, which also appears on interior of forend iron, but is not found on bbls. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over leather faced white line pad over 1/4″ wood spacer. Stock also features correctly shaped drop points, as well as point pattern checkering at grip. Matching splinter forend with Anson release has barely discernible actioners initial on iron, “S” (?), most likely for C Smith, listed in 1875. Bore diameter: left -.735, right – 730. Bore restrictions: left – .031 (full), right – .028 (Imod). Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 15″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially restored. Bbls retain over 95% correct re-black, engraving slightly softened. Action and locks retain most, perhaps as much 60% orig case hardening color. Top lever and trigger guard retain most of a re-blue, engraving somewhat softened. Newer stock is correctly shaped, and well done, but is probably not factory. (Checkering somewhat square, and lines do not follow borders.) Stock retains nearly all of an old finish, with some deep scratches on right side. 2″ Slivers of wood have been inset either side of trigger guard tang. Forend wood appears orig, refinished, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, with a few light striations. Action has a touch of looseness. Locks are excellent. Action pin, and most likely top lever pin, are replaced. Front trigger has rubber wrap. A handsome, and with a bit of TLC undoubtedly a great shooting Purdey. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53013-2 MGM (7,000-10,000) ESA – Lot 1208

1209
$31,050.00

*LIGHTWEIGHT BOSS OVER-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 6846. (1920) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers (actual measure, ledger page states “chamber for 2-5/8″ cases”). 26″ Demi-bloc bbls have broad matted solid rib, which has lunate extension. Sides of top bbl are engraved “Boss & Co 13 Dover Street, Piccadilly. London. W.” and “Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Pressed Fluid Steel”. Bbls are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened low profile sidelock OU action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in Boss house style with well cut small scroll surrounding a plethora of small rose bouquets, as always well executed by Jack Sumner. Lockplates are engraved “Boss & Co” in ribands. Single beaded trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN in relief on tang. Superbly marbled and well figured European walnut newly made “Prince of Wales” round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, fitted with orig heel and toe plates. This stock appears to be of factory quality, and duplicates orig dimensions as outlined on ledger page, and features classic drop point and point pattern checkering. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Orig slim one piece ejector forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.727, bottom – .727. Bore restrictions: top – .010 (Lt mod), bottom – .006 (IC). Wall thickness: top – .026, bottom – .022. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast approx 1/4 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Old leather case is embossed “C. A. M.” on top, and is lined in burgundy cloth, and has Boss Dover Street label in lid with this address crossed out, and Albemarle Street stamped in. Case contains ebony and brass cleaning rod and Boss marked snap caps and square oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Copy of factory ledger page indicating gun was made for a VL&D client in 1920, confirming features and dimensions, including heel and toe plates. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black. Bbl engraving slightly softened. Action retains most of its orig case hardening color. Locks retain nearly all of their orig color, but difficult to determine percentage due to heavy coat of proper action varnish. Newly made buttstock retains essentially all of its glossy french polish finish. Checkering of orig forend appears to have been cleaned up. Bores are fine, with some minor scattered very light pits and frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and slightly out of time. Case leather is considerably scuffed on edges with lid separated at corners. Label is very fine, foxed. Interior cloth is fine with soiling and compressions. Bottom partitions have been moved. Accessories are fine. A scarce high metal condition prewar Boss OU in a configuration very popular in America for grouse, woodcock, and quail. 53201-1 (30,000-40,000) C&R – Lot 1209

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1210
$0.00

*FINE PAIR OF BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUNS WITH CASE AND SOME ACCESSORIES.

SN 5445/ 5446. (ca 1907) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 73 St. James’s Street, London.” on narrow swamped game ribs. Guns are a true pair with the numbers “1” or “2” inlaid in gold on rear portions of ribs, opening levers, and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with orig London proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot, and 2000 re-proofs for 70 mm (2-3/4). SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened sidelock actions are stocked to the fences and feature gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and Boss’s incomparable single triggers. Actions and locks are engraved with near full coverage exceptional house style rose and scroll by Jack Sumner. Sides of actions are engraved “Boss’s Patent”, and “BOSS & CO” is in scrolled riband on each lockplate. Single trigger patent info is on trigger plates, and single beaded trigger guards are scroll engraved with SNs in semi-relief on tangs. Well matched European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15″ over black leather covered pads. Stocks feature classic drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, as well as vacant gold ovals on toe lines which have about 1/4″ negative camber in racy Boss style. Matching splinter forends with Anson releases are fitted with Boss’s superior ejector system lifting cartridges well away from chambers when acting as plain extractors. Gun 5445: Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .009 (IC), right – .019 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Gun 5446: Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .008 (IC), right – .018 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers two gun oak and leather case with brass corners, is embossed “P. ALEXANDER” “ROYAL FUSILIERS”. Interior is lined in scarlet cloth, and fits these guns perfectly, and may indeed be orig to guns, but no charge card is present. A large paper Boss label with correct address and info label for single trigger guns, are in lid. Case contains four snap caps marked with gauge, one marked “J. Purdey”. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a London quality re-black. Actions and lockplates retain 10 – 20% orig case hardening color where protected, and are mostly a muted pewter gray. Stocks have a few light marks, nicks, and scratches, in their well done hand rubbed oil finish over some old dark dents. Checkering competently re-cut. Forends have some repairs to thin wood at sides toward tips. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Gun “1” is a bit off face, with no light visible on gun “2”. Ejectors are strong and in time. Triggers work well. Case leather is a pleasing dark tan, with a number of bumps and rubs, and a 6″ x 6″ area on top blacked out. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is good with bumps, rubs, and soiling from contact with guns. Partitions are good with some blocks re-covered where worn. Labels are fair to good, heavily foxed, with some chips and rubs. A superb pair of Boss game guns with long stocks, and bbls that measure very well. 53010-1 (35,000-45,000) C&R – Lot 1210

1211
$17,250.00

*SCARCE AND VERY DESIRABLE HIGH CONDITION BOSS ROUND BODY TRUE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN. (ONE OF A THREE GUN COMPOSED SET).

SN 8068. (ca 1933) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. Beautifully struck 27″ chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 41, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London, W. Made in England” on narrow swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened sidelock action with rounded bar and lockplates, is fitted with Boss’s self-opening assist spring system. Extra heavy cocking lever springs, lessen the force needed to open fired gun. Action also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved in Boss house style with well cut small scroll and 19 rose bouquets, as finely rendered by Jack Sumner. Blued trigger guard with single raised bead is scroll engraved on bow, and has SN in relief on tang. Dark, well marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-5/8″ over Silver type pad over 3/8″ hard rubber spacer. Well cut point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .019 (mod), right – .010 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 15-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue with a few slight marks, mostly on bottoms. Action retains 85 – 90% orig color thinning and silvering on bottom and on fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Orig blue of top lever is silvered a bit on thumbpiece. Trigger guard is silvered on bead, with blue thinning at grip. Highlights of engraving are silvered. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, perhaps with oil added with installation of newer pad. Checkering slightly worn and dark. There are a few marks on buttstock, and a fairly large scuff removing diamonds of checkering from left side of forend. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. 53052-1 MGM (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1211

1212
$0.00

*SCARCE AND DESIRABLE BOSS ROUND BODY TRUE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE (ONE OF A THREE GUN COMPOSED SET).

SN 8261. (ca 1933) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 41, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London, W. Made in England” on narrow swamped game rib. Rear portion of rib is gold inlaid “1” which also appears on top lever and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and “2-5/8″. Case hardened sidelock action with rounded bar and lockplates, is fitted with Boss’s self-opening assist spring system with extra heavy cocking lever springs, easing the opening of fired gun. Action also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved in Boss house style with well cut small scroll and 17 rose bouquets, as finely rendered by Jack Sumner. Blued trigger guard with single raised bead is scroll engraved on bow, and has SN in relief on tang. Dramatically marbled, and finely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-5/8″ over Silver type pad over 1/4″ hard rubber spacer. Well cut point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.732, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .014 (mod), right – .009 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 15-5/8”. Fine quality oak and brown leather three gun case with brass corners and round central medallion, as well as tan leather trimmed brown canvas outer cover, is lined in burgundy cloth. Case contains a 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod, and a square oil bottle. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain over 95% of a “best” London re-black with a few slight marks. Action retains approx 30 – 40% orig color thinning and silvering on bottom and on fences. Lockplates retain over 80% of their orig color. Orig blue of top lever is silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its restored blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a renewed hand rubbed oil finish, with a number of subsequent marks. There are some lifted and repaired areas of wood behind lockplates. Checkering somewhat worn, and has not been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. Case is excellent with some rubs. 53052-2 MGM (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1212

1213
$17,250.00

*SCARCE AND VERY DESIRABLE BOSS ROUND BODY TRUE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN. (ONE OF A THREE GUN COMPOSED SET).

SN 8262. (ca 1933) Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 41, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London, W. Made in England” on narrow swamped game rib. Rear portion of rib is gold inlaid “2” which also appears on top lever and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and “2-5/8″. Case hardened sidelock action with rounded bar and lockplates, is fitted with Boss’s self-opening assist spring system with extra heavy cocking lever springs, easing the opening of fired gun. Action also features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved in Boss house style with well cut small scroll and 17 rose bouquets, as finely rendered by Jack Sumner. Blued trigger guard with single raised bead is scroll engraved on bow, and has SN in relief on tang. Dramatically marbled, and finely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-5/8″ over Silver type pad over 1/4″ hard rubber spacer. Well cut point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant gold oval is on toe line. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .019 (mod), right – .017 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 15-5/8”. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain over 95% of a “best” London re-black with a few slight marks. Action retains approx 40 – 50% orig color, thinning and silvering on bottom and on fences. Lockplates retain over 90% of their orig color. Orig blue of top lever is silvered on thumbpiece. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its restored blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a renewed hand rubbed oil finish, with a number of subsequent marks. Checkering somewhat worn, and has not been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 53052-3 MGM (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 1213

1214
$34,500.00

*SUPERB CONDITION LIGHTWEIGHT 20 GAUGE BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 9304. (ca 1968) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Dovetailed bbls with matted slightly raised flat rib are engraved “Boss & Co” “13/ 14. Cork Street. London. W.1″ on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4” chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened sidelock action with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and single non-selective Boss trigger, is engraved in Boss house style with rose and scroll. “Boss & Co” is on each lockplate. Trigger plate is engraved with Boss’s single trigger patent number. Small bow, single beaded trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut round knob checkered pistol grip buttstock with drop points, and vacant gold oval on bottom, measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.615, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left – .016 (mod), right – .011 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″+. Cast: neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. High quality brown leather VC case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth and has paper Boss labels in lid, one a charge card for this particular gun. Case contains a number of Boss marked accessories including 2-pc composition and brass cleaning rod, snap caps, and oil bottle, Also included are three horn handled turnscrews and a horn striker bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to “as new”, with a few very light handling and assembly marks in all finishes. Action beads are silvered a bit. Blue is thinning on trigger guard tang. Rear of safety button is silvered. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors and trigger appear to be fine. Case leather is excellent with some minor rubs and scrapes. Straps and handle are fine. Interior cloth and labels are excellent, as are accessories. 53177-5 MGM (20,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 1214

1215
$20,700.00

*SUPERBLY LONDON REFURBISHED BOSS VERY HEAVY PROOF (1-1/2 OUNCE, 3″) PIGEON SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND TOOLS.

SN 7277. (ca 1924, noted as a pigeon gun in records) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 13 Dover Street, Piccadilly, London England” on slightly swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers and 1-1/2 ounces of shot. SNs and Whitworth sheaf of wheat logos are on bottoms of bbls. Robust sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features non-automatic safety, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and Boss’s single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with truly exceptional Boss house style rose and scroll, with 17 rose bouquets, undoubtedly the best work by Jack Sumner. “Boss & Co” is in scroll terminated riband on each lockplate. Single beaded small bow trigger guard is also scroll engraved, SN is in parchment scroll device on tang. Newly made, interesting, intricately marbled, watermarked and fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt. Stock features classic drop points, flat top point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .035 with .001 recess (full), right – .019 no recess (mod). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 15″. Brown leather VC case with stitched leather corners by Brady is lined in burgundy cloth, and has reproduction Boss Dover Street label and charge card for this gun, in lid. Case contains Boss marked brass headed composition snap caps, square oil bottle, 2-pc cleaning rod, and pull through cleaning kit in black morocco wallet. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely and competently refurbished, most likely in London with only the slightest of subsequent handling and assembly marks in metal and wood surfaces. New factory quality buttstock retains essentially all its orig finish. Forend wood also appears to be new. Checkering has some over runs. Bores are excellent. Action is very tight. Bbls are on face. Front bead is missing. Mechanically fine. Case leather surface remains light in color with some marks and rubs. Interior is very fine to excellent. Accessories are fine. A fine old pigeon gun ready for another century of use. 53177-2 MGM (20,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 1215

1216
$14,950.00

*FINE HIGH CONDITION LATE ’20’S BOSS SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 7482. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 13, Dover Street, Piccadilly, London. W. Made In England” on swamped narrow game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and Whitworth Steel logos. Case hardened action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers, and is engraved in Boss house style with exceptional small shaded scroll surrounding 18 rose bouquets by noted engraver Jack Sumner. “Boss & Co” is on each lockplate. Single beaded trigger guard is blued, engraved with matching scroll, and has SN in shaded background on tang. Dense, nicely fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with typical drop points, point pattern grip checkering, and gold oval engraved “EBK” measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt on 1-1/4″ ebony lengthening piece. Matching splinter Boss ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (lt mod), right – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Small leather case marked “MADE IN ENGLAND” with “EBK” on lid, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has Boss Dover Street label in lid with Albemarle Street address over-stamped in red, along with instruction label for ejectors and new charge card for this gun. Case contains Boss marked snap caps and square oil bottle, pull through field cleaning kit, and cleaning equipment. CONDITION: Excellent, mostly original, with some additions. Bbls retain approx 80% orig blue, silvered on sides from normal hand wear and use. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, silvered on beads, thinning on bottom. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color, left lock thinned a bit at tail. Top lever is silvering on thumbpiece, Trigger guard is silvered at sides and at grip. Stocks retain most of their orig surfaces, cleaned up a bit with added oil. Portions of butt refinished at time of addition of lengthening piece. Checkering cleaned but not re-cut. Bores are excellent, chambers lengthened. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is still relatively light in color, with some scuffs and rubs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is good to fine, with rubs, marks, and light soiling. Label is foxed. Accessories are good. A fine little Boss with few apologies. 53177-6 MGM (12,500-17,500) C&R – Lot 1216

1217
$0.00

*BOSS ROUND BODY SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH RARE SINGLE SELECTIVE BOSS TRIGGER, CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 4806. (1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co 73 St James’s Street London.” on game rib. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and with Whitworth steel logos. Bottoms of bbls have SNs. Square backed, round bodied, sidelock action with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and rare Boss single selective trigger with selector on right lock, is engraved in Boss house style with well cut rose and scroll. Each side of action is engraved “Boss’s Patent”, and “Boss & Co” is in riband on each lockplate. Small bow single beaded trigger guard has SN in relief on tang. Well marbled, and lightly figured European walnut flat top checkered straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate with 1/4″ hard rubber extension. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.733, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .008 recess (mod), right – .002 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″+. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14″. Vintage leather case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has old Boss St. James Street label conserved and mounted in lid, along with reproduction charge card for this gun. Case contains Boss marked snap caps and square oil bottle, and some cleaning equipment. CONDITION: Good as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a best black. Action cleaned and re-toned, engraving softened. Stocks have old oil refinish with numerous marks, checkering nicely cleaned up. Top lever, forend iron, and trigger guard re-blued. Engraving details lost. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time, and trigger appears to work well. Case leather has a few marks and scuffs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, soiled and rubbed. Boss label is considerably foxed with some chips and soiling. One of the earliest round bodies made. 53177-3 (12,500-17,500) C&R – Lot 1217

1218
$4,312.50

BOX OF BOSS AND COMPANY CHAMBER GAUGES.

Seven solid steel gun makers tools with knurled “handles” stamped “BOSS” including 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 28, and 32 ga. The 12 bore gauge was often removed from box and has two incised lines corresponding to 2-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ chambers. Others have scratched in lines corresponding to various chamber measurements. All are in black painted wooden box with dual hook closure, lined in green cloth. A unique and useful bit of gun making history. CONDITION: Excellent. 53177-14 MGM (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1218

1219
$2,012.50

INTERESTING GUN MAKER’S PATENT MODEL ENGRAVED BY PHILIPPE GRIFNEE IN OAK BOX.

SN nsn. From top view this intricate bit of work looks like a small gauge shotgun bbl and action. Blued bbl section has square shouldered dolls head extension which slips into case hardened breech section, with top lever and pivoting third fastener. Bottom section shows some of the skill necessary to make sliding bolts, etc. during action work, with case hardened slide under bbl section, with spring retainer. Bottom pivot of top lever is cut away to show mechanism. Bbls, bbls section and breech section are appropriately engraved by Philippe Grifnee with very well cut and shaded rose and scroll.His signature is on right side. Major parts are engraved with “no. 23”. Initials “AM” are on bottom rear. Left side is engraved “DESIGN PATENT” and “L’ A. MARDAGA”. Mechanism is housed in oval oak box with green leather strap wrapping around sides which is held in place by brass “buckle” which pivots into place. Sliding brass top cover with some scroll engraving is also engraved “L’ A. MARDAGA”. CONDITION: Excellent. 53177-9 MGM (2,000-4,000) – Lot 1219

1220
$632.50

SPECIAL DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please note, the hammer price of the lot will be matched dollar for dollar up to a $1,000 match and donated to the Dana-Farber Institute, commonly known as the “Jimmy Fund” locally. Founded in Boston in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Your gift provides Dana-Farber with crucial dollars that can be directed where and when they are needed the most. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 53219-1 (300-400) – Lot 1220

1221
$40,250.00

*SIMPLY EXQUISITE, PETITE PAIR OF FINELY CRAFTED, BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID .410 BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME SHOTGUNS BY JOHN WILKES WITH CASE.

SN 15300/ 15301. (1994) Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. These superb little guns have 26″ chopper lump bbls gold inlaid “John Wilkes” and engraved “79 Beak Street. London. W.1.” on narrow swamped game ribs. They are also gold inlaid “1” and “2” denoting a true pair. These gold numbers also appear on top levers and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with 1994 London nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Scaled down (.85″ between firing pin holes) actions are case hardened and stocked to the fences, and feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and dbl triggers. Actions and lockplates are engraved with incredibly well detailed relief sculpted large open acanthus scroll with some strapwork highlights, in beautifully shaded background. This superb work surrounds relief carved scenes of gamebirds on lockplates, major subjects are gold inlaid in full relief and have lifelike detailing. The themes are different on each gun with gun “1” commemorating quail; bobwhite on left lock erupting out of thicket, and Gambels quail on the right flushing into open with mountainous background. Bottom of action has 2-color gold rendition of pointer retrieving Gambel’s quail. Gun “2” with grouse as theme, with gray partridge in dramatic dense woodlands on left side, and trio of red grouse blasting out of the heather on right. Bottom of action depicts a portrait of a spaniel retrieving partridge. (No engravers signature is found, but this is most likely the top quality work of Craig Whitsey, long time engraver and gunmaker, present proprietor of John Wilkes.) Single beaded trigger guards have matching scroll and SNs in gold on tangs. Pretty well matched straight grip buttstocks of burl and stump European walnut, measure 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butts, and feature standard drop points, point pattern grip checkering and vacant gold ovals. Small splinter ejector forends with Anson releases are engraved “Made for Bartlett Burnap” on irons. Gun “1”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.368, right – .377. Bore restrictions: left (full), right – (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.387, right – .396. Bore restrictions: left – full, right – mod. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. High quality tan leather two gun case with stitched leather corners, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has Wilkes Beak Street gold embossed black leather label in lid. Case contains one piece of a composition and brass 2-pc cleaning rod, two horn handled turnscrews, and two gold plated oil bottles starburst engraved (one marked “John Wilkes London” on top, the other “Lubricant”). CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with only a few small marks and dings in metal finishes, most notably four knocks about 12″ back on muzzles on right bbl of gun “2”. Both guns show some light scratches in wood. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case leather has only a few light marks. Interior is excellent. 53052-10 MGM (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1221

1222
$31,625.00

*FLAMBOYANT GOLD INLAID 28 GAUGE SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME SHOTGUN BY JOHN WILKES WITH CASE.

SN 15215. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls are gold inlaid “John Wilkes” and engraved “79. Beak Street. London. W.1″ on narrow swamped game rib. Breech ends of bbls are scroll engraved with central stems of scroll gold inlaid. Bbl flats are stamped with 1986 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4” chambers. Bbls are fitted with H&H type self opening assist spring. Case hardened action with automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and gold-plated dbl triggers, is engraved in rose and well cut scroll. Rose bouquets have been relief gold inlaid. Fillets outlining action beads are also inlaid in gold and feather engraved. Outlines of locks and left side of trigger guard bow, are gold inlaid in rope motif. “John Wilkes” is in flush gold on each lockplate, as well as on bottom of action over “London”. Workmanship of this engraving is of very high caliber, and most likely done by long term Wilkes gunmaker and engraver, Craig Whitsey (no signature found). Single beaded trigger guard has rose and scroll on bow, and SN on tang. Well fiddle figured and lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering on slightly diamond hand, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “J C C E T”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.550, right – .547. Bore restrictions: left – .020 (full), right – .011 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 15″. Makers brown VC leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Wilkes label in lid, along with charge card for this gun. Case contains some gold plated accessories including snap caps, oil bottle; other accessories include horn handled chamber brush and pull through field cleaning kit. CONDITION: Excellent, very near new, with only one or two of the lightest of handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Fired very little, with very faint halos on breech face. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine to excellent, with some rubs and scuffs. Interior is excellent. 53177-10 MGM (30,000-40,000) – Lot 1222

1223
$16,100.00

*FINELY ENGRAVED AND RELIEF GOLD INLAID 20 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR SHOTGUN BY JOHN WILKES WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 141835. Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. Two sets of 26″ Dovetailed bbls are gold inlaid “John Wilkes” and engraved “79. Beak Street. London. W.1.” on slightly swamped game ribs. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. One bbl set is choked mod and full and the other IC and Mod, but there are no marks distinguishing one set from the other. Case hardened ogee backed boxlock action with automatic safety and gold plated double triggers, is engraved with 60% coverage well cut shaded scroll within gold line borders. This fine scroll surrounds raised two-color gold inlaid trailing sprigs with buds and blossoms on sides. “John Wilkes” is in gold on floorplate. This unusual treatment extends to trigger guard bow, SN is in gold on tang. Well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock with nicely shaped drop points and flat top point pattern checkering measures 15-1/8″ over checkered wood butt. Side panels are decorated with steel plates engraved to match action with central motif a bouquet of flowers and thistles, within gold wire inlaid belt device. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Heavy choked bbls: Bore diameter: left -.610, right – .610. Bore restrictions: left – .027 (full), right – .016 (mod). Open choked set of bbls: Bore diameter: left -.611, right – .611. Bore restrictions: left – .014 (mod), right – .005 (IC). Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/16″. Cast: approx 5/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. High quality dark brown leather case with stitched leather corners, has brown canvas outer cover, and is lined in burgundy cloth. Interior has space for action and both bbl sets, and contains two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, appears to have been shot very little since proof. There are only a few very minor nicks, handling and assembly marks in all factory finishes. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent. Interior has some rubs and marks. 53052-12 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1223

1224
$0.00

*”BEST” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN BY JOHN WILKES WITH VERY FINE SCROLL AND UNUSUAL MULTI-COLORED GOLD AND SILVER INLAY WITH ITS CASE AND LABEL.

SN 15222. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are gold inlaid “John Wilkes.” and engraved “79, Beak Street. London. W1” on narrow swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1985 London nitro proofs. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 70% coverage nicely cut small scroll with rose bouquet highlights, within scroll borders. This scroll surrounds interesting scenes of game birds with engraved backgrounds highlighted by flush gold vegetation. This treatment accents relief inlaid silver birds; a pair of grouse are in highland setting on left side, partridges in field on right side, and pair of pheasant in woodland clearing on bottom of action. “John Wilkes” is in gold on each lockplate. Single beaded trigger guard with rose and scroll on bow has SN in gold on tang. Marbled and burl figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic British styling with drop points, flat top point pattern checkering on diamond hand, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release has SN in gold on iron. Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .024 (mod), right – .019 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 15-3/8″. Good quality Brady type VC reddish leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth. Case contains pair of H&H marked snap caps, plated striker bottle with spare strikers, and straps. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of very light field use, with a few very minor marks in metal surfaces, and virtually no finish loss. Lacquer on birds has chipped exposing silver which has darkened giving a spotted appearance. Stocks have a number of scattered light handling marks, most notably a few scratches on left side of butt. Case is very fine with some rubs inside and out. 53052-11 MGM (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1224

1225
$4,025.00

*”GOLDEN AGE” JOHN WILKES “BEST” BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 15012. (ca 1938) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “John Wilkes 79 Beek Street, Regent Street London, W. 1.” on narrow, swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1938/39 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with 80% coverage well cut open shaded scroll within line and geometric borders. “John Wilkes” is on scrolled riband on each side of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over hand checkered hard rubber buttplate. Stock also features nicely shaped drop points, flat top point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter Southgate ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .732. Bore restrictions: left – .040 (mod), right – .013 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality “best” black, with some light marks. Action retains 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, balance pewter gray. Top lever, forend iron, floorplate, trigger plate, and trigger guard re-blued, retaining 80 – 90% of that blue over some light pits and marks, engraving somewhat softened. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish over a number of dents and dings, with some subsequent light marks, checkering competently re-cut. Bores are very fine with some very light frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. A good solid working gun with good measurements. 53075-5 (3,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 1225

1226
$8,625.00

*DESIRABLE LONG BARRELED CHARLES LANCASTER “TWELVE-TWENTY” SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 14429. (1927) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. These superb guns are built on the principles of the 1914 patent of W. Baker, where locks were cocked upon the closing of the gun resulting in an easy opening gun, which could be built to light weight because of the back action locks and unique cocking arm, leaving more metal for strength in the bar. This resulted in a 12 bore gun with the weight of a 20 bore. Most were built with 26″ bbls. This particular gun has 29″ chopper lump bbls with narrow, swamped game rib which are engraved “Charles Lancaster” “99 Mount Street Berkeley Square London” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “CL” and with SNs. Sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), disc set strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and highly regarded Lancaster type single non-selective trigger with checkered finger blade. Action is nicely filed and engraved with near full coverage English rose and scroll. “Twelve-Twenty” is in gold on each lockplate, and makers name and “London” are on coiled riband on bottom of action. Small bow trigger guard is blued and scroll engraved, SN is at grip. Dense, dark, well marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features classic drop points, point pattern checkering on diamond hand, and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .019 (mod), right – .010 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Orig makers oak and leather case with brass corners has central brass medallion with engraved monogram “E A M” (?). Interior is lined in green cloth, and has Charles Lancaster Berkeley Square gold embossed black leather label in lid. Case contains Charles Lancaster marked round oil bottle. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 90 – 95% of a well done rust re-blue, with some light subsequent marks. Action and locks retain 20 – 30% orig case hardening color. Top lever and trigger plate retain most of their orig blue. Trigger guard re-blued, retaining nearly all of that blue, with engraving somewhat softened. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish over a few light marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls beginning to go off face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger appears to work well. Case leather is considerably darkened, top grain has many cracks, is scuffed and rubbed on edges. Straps replaced. Handle partially detached. Interior cloth is good, soiled and rubbed. Partitions are good with some cloth rubbed through. Label is fine. A good solid example of this highly sought after English classic. 53062-3 MGM (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1226

1227
$0.00

NEAT CHARLES LANCASTER SIDE LEVER, SELF-OPENING, SPRING COCKING, SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 6408. (1891) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Beautifully patterned fine Damascus bbls are engraved “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond St. London Patent Breech Loading Hammerless Gun Ejector” on slightly raised game rib. Gun in no. “1” of a pair with “1” inlaid in silver amongst some well done scroll engraving at breech end of rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Importers name and address (Woodcock Hill) are deeply marked on bottom rib under forend. Case hardened sidelock spring cocking action has, unusual for Lancaster, side lever opening, with lever on right side. Action also features automatic safety (SAFE on lacquered rectangle), bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is fitted with uniquely Lancaster deeply swamped back action locks. Action and lockplates are engraved with 80% coverage varying sized very well cut shaded scroll. “Charles Lancaster” is on each side of action over “London” and again on lockplates over “PATENT”. Trigger plate is engraved “Patent Block” “Safety”. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Well marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over black leather covered pad. Coarse point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has forward pivoting lever release. Iron is marked “T. P. PATENT” “EJECTOR” and with number “2784343”. Bore diameter: left -.733, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .036 (full), right – .002 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be their orig Damascus finish, which is quite strong and dramatic. Action retains approx 20% orig case hardening color with lockplates having most of their color. Most loss of color appears to be simply of fading with remainder of surfaces a very pleasing bright silver to gray. Trigger guard is completely gray. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, checkering re-cut and sharp. Bores are excellent, with a couple of dents about 8″ from breech ends, most likely from being held in a vice. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. 53034-2 (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1227

1228
$10,350.00

*WELL MAINTAINED PAIR OF GOLD NAME WESTLEY RICHARDS HAND DETACHABLE (DROP LOCK) EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUNS WITH ORIGINAL CASE.

SN 8807/8808. (ca 1905) Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls are engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS. 178 NEW BOND ST. LONDON. GUN MAKERS BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII” on slightly swamped game ribs with dolls head extensions. Nos “1” and “2” are gold inlaid on rear portions of ribs, top levers, and forend latches denoting a true pair. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs, as well as Birmingham re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened actions with ogee backs are fitted with Westley Richards hand detachable locks, with patent use numbers “1015” and “1016” under removable blued floorplates. Locks are engine turned and are gold inlaid “L” and “R”. Actions also feature automatic safeties, sliding third fasteners, and dbl triggers. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is in gold on both sides. Tops are engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS” “EJECTOR”. SNs are on trigger guard tangs. Well matched, nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstocks with checkered grips and vacant silver ovals measure 14-7/8″ over checkered horn buttplates. Matching splinter Deeley ejector forends with horn tips, have Deeley releases. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.738, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .034 (full), right – .008 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .019, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″+. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.736, right – .736. Bore restrictions: left – .031 (full), right – .003 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Cast: approx 1/2 off. Weight: 6 lbs.7 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Guns are housed in their orig oak and leather 2-gun case with brass corners. Top is embossed “F. W. Pym”. Interior is lined in green cloth and has Westley Richards labels in lid, and contains crystal oil bottle, pair of snap caps, broken case extractor, patented cartridge re-loading tool with boxwood handles, and pull through cleaning kit. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a “best” re-black, most likely done at time of re-proof. Actions retain 50 – 60% orig case hardening color. Top levers, floorplates, and trigger guards correctly re-blued, with some slight subsequent silvering. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically fine. Stocks has nearly all what appears to be their orig finish, with a good number of rubs, scratches and bumps, checkering lightly worn. Case leather has darkened, considerably bumped and marked. Interior cloth is good to fine. Labels are oil soaked, and with wrinkles and rubs through. Accessories are fine. 53188-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1228

1229
$0.00

*EARLY WESTLEY RICHARDS “BEST QUALITY” HAND DETACHABLE “DROPLOCK” SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 16081. (1900) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed three striped Damascus bbls are engraved “GUN MAKERS BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII” “WESTLEY RICHARDS 178. NEW BOND ST. LONDON” on slightly swamped narrow game rib with dolls head extension. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Best quality SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Scallop backed action with nicely filed beads around fences, features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Westley Richards third fastener, and single selective trigger. Water table is stamped with ejector patent numbers and hand detachable lock patent use number “221”. Hand detachable locks with gold inlaid “L” and “R” on engine turned housings, are also stamped with patent information and matching use numbers, and are covered by removable floorplate. Action is engraved with 80% coverage nicely cut scroll. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” is in scrolled riband on each side. Area around top lever pivot is engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS” “EJECTOR”. No trigger patent information is given. Floorplate is near fully scroll engraved; running hare is on trigger guard bow, and SN is on tang. Well marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver type pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter Deeley ejector forend with inlet horn tip, has Deeley release. Bore diameter: left -.736, right – .738. Bore restrictions: left – .017 (mod), right – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .022. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 3/8 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. CONDITION: Good, as partially restored. Bbls retain over 95% restored brown, with good definition to pattern, with some pits and marks at breech end of left bbl. Action is essentially a uniform pewter gray, engraving thinned a bit, and has not been over cleaned. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish, checkering re-cut. Old repair at grip. Wood somewhat away from metal at rear action interface, and forend iron with old crack starting at iron and running toward forend latch. Bores are very good, shiny, over some pitting and light frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works well. A serviceable old Westley, with long stock dimensions. 52833-1 (6,500-8,500) C&R – Lot 1229

1230
$20,700.00

*VERY FINE “GOLDEN AGE” JOHN DICKSON ROUND ACTION EJECTOR LIGHTWEIGHT GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 7382. (1938) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “J. Dickson & Son Ltd Edinburgh” on narrow swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened round body trigger plate action (patent use no. 1824), has typical in-frame Dickson ejectors, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), pivoting third fastener, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in typical well cut rose and scroll, as most likely done by Jack Sumner. “John Dickson & Son” is on each side of action, and trigger plate is gold inlaid “Dicksons Patent”. Trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN in low relief on tang. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features diamond hand with point pattern checkering and a vacant gold oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .033 (full), right – .018 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .026. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 5/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers slim leather case is lined in green cloth, and has large paper Dickson & Son “Shooting and Estate Agents” label in lid. Case contains 2-pc mahogany and brass cleaning rod, Dickson marked snap caps, and square oil bottle, along with some other cleaning equipment. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-black. Action retains 40 – 50% orig case hardening color, quite strong where protected. Top lever and trigger guard re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue. Stocks have oil refinish over some light marks. Checkering lightly re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is fine with marks and rubs. Orig straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is good with some rubs-through. Label is fine with some foxing and soiling. Partitions are good, as are accessories. A great handling Dickson. 53062-2 MGM (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 1230

1231
$7,500.00

*UNUSUAL ALEX MARTIN SIDELOCK EJECTOR HEAVY GAME SHOTGUN HAVING SUPERB CLASSIC CELTIC ENGRAVING IN ITS ORIGINAL CASE WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 6340. (1928) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Newly London made 28″ chopper lump bbls are engraved “Alex Martin. 20 Exchange Square. Glasgow & at Edinburgh & Aberdeen” on narrow, swamped, game rib. Breech section of rib and ends of bbls have Celtic knotwork engraving. Bbl flats are stamped with 1990 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottom rib is deeply marked with importers name and address (Woodcock Hill) where covered by forend. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), Purdey type hidden third fastener, and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage very well executed classic Celtic knotwork, surrounding swagged double headed kelpies, with a pair of these beasties on each lockplate and another pair on bottom of action either side of trigger plate. Single beaded trigger guard with more knotwork has single headed sea serpent on bow. SN is in relief on tang. Finely marbled and nicely stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt on 3/8″ extension. Stock features semi-diamond grip with classic point pattern checkering and well shaped drop points. Two gold ovals are on toe line, one engraved “S. P. M” and the other “W. B. M”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.724, right – .724. Bore restrictions: left – .020 (mod), right – .013 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Original makers leather case is embossed “S. P. M.” on top, is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Alexander Martin label in lid. Case contains a pair of snap caps, and a large rectangular oil bottle, all marked “Alex Martin”, along with a 2-pc beech and brass cleaning rod with jag. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished. New bbls (consignor states made by Bill Blacker) retain essentially all of their London quality black. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of a well done re-color. Top lever and trigger guard re-blued, and retain essentially all of that blue. Engraving on all metal parts slightly softened. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done hand rubbed oil refinish over a few old marks and with some light subsequent marks. Checkering competently re-cut. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent, with tight action and strong ejectors. Lengthening piece most likely added at time of stock refinish. Case leather has darkened, and has many scuffs and rubs. Old straps are fair to good. Handle is new. Interior cloth is good to fine, with considerable soiling, some partitions restored. Label is fine with some rubs from fences. An attractive nicely restored Scottish “best”. 53034-1 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1231

1232
$6,900.00
Revised: 3/21/2018

Please Note: Gun has two hairline cracks across the top of horn of the stock, slightly in front of the safety lever. As seen in the online images and printed catalog.

*16 GAUGE BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN BY J. HARKOM.

SN 2349. Cal. 16 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “2” on breech end of narrow swamped game rib. Gun is “2” of a pair, with “2” on top lever and forend iron. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs, as well as re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Case hardened square backed sidelock action with automatic safety (SAFE in black enamel in gold rectangle), also features pivoting third fastener, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action is beautifully filed and finished, as is true of most Harkom guns. The most distinguishing feature are the deeply carved swirling foliate fences. Action is engraved in full coverage exceptionally well cut varying sized small shaded scroll within Celtic knot work borders. This lovely scroll surrounds “J. Harkom & Sons” on banners on each side of action. Trigger guard has more scroll and SN at grip. Nicely stump figured and lightly marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over fancy scroll embossed hard rubber buttplate. Stock also features typical drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and a large vacant gold shield on toe line. Matching splinter Southgate ejector forend has Anson release with interesting rounded button. Bore diameter: left -.670, right – .672. Bore restrictions: left – .029 (full), right – .019 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .028. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Gun comes with green canvas leather trimmed takedown soft case by Boyt. CONDITION: Very good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of an old re-black. Action has traces of orig case hardening color where protected, but is mostly an attractive pewter gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an oil refinish over numerous light and dark nicks and dings, with some subsequent thinning, rubs, and marks. Checkering has not been re-cut, somewhat worn. Bores are very fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case is fine. A fast handling lightweight Scottish best. 53209-3 MGM (6,500-10,000) – Lot 1232

1233
$4,600.00

*SCARCE W. J. JEFFERY 16 GAUGE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH TWO SETS OF BARRELS AND OAK AND LEATHER CASE.

SN 22293. (ca 1912) Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ and 28″ Dovetailed bbls. 27″ Bbls are SNed and have King Street address. 28″ Bbls are unnumbered and have Bury Street address (post 1914). Both bbl sets have narrow swamped game ribs. Bbl flats on both sets are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1 oz of shot. 27″ Bbls have 2005 London re-proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut rose and scroll. “W. J. Jeffery & Co Ltd” is on each lockplate. Action is filed with well shaped beads and fillets. Fences are filed in Woodward arcaded style. Blued trigger guard with rose and scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Well marbled, and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has Anson release. 27″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.680, right – .682. Bore restrictions: left – .020 (mod), right – .008 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .022. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1″ off. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.667, right – .664. Bore restrictions: left – .026 (full), right – .020 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .027. Drop at heel:2-3/4″ , drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Gun is accompanied by makers oak and leather two gun case with brass corners, lined in scarlet cloth, and has red and black Jeffery King Street label in lid. Covered compartment contains two keys. CONDITION: Good, as found, as partially refurbished. Both bbl sets retain approx 95% of an old re-black. 28″ Bbls are possibly original, and have many small patches of light rust. Action is an overall pewter gray. Screw slots show considerable use. Well done newer buttstock retains most of its orig hand rubbed finish with some light marks. A lightening hole in butt has plug pushed in. Bores are quite dirty but appear to be fine to excellent; chambers on 28″ bbls have rust thick enough so that measuring plug cannot be inserted (so might be still 2-1/2″). Both bbl sets are tight and on face. Forend is a bit loose on 28″ bbls. Ejectors are strong and very slightly out of time. Case leather has considerably darkened, shows some water damage, has some scuffs. New straps are good. Orig handle is fair to good, a bit tender. A high quality small bore English sidelock with a good combination of bbls that measure well, in need of a bit of TLC. 53078-1 MGM (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1233

1234
$6,325.00

*UNIQUE PARALLEL BARREL PIGEON SHOTGUN BY ELLIS BROTHERS WITH EXTENSIVE GOLD, SILVER, AND PLATINUM STOCK INLAYS.

SN 3027. Cal. 12 ga. 2-5/8″ Chambers. 30″ Fine Damascus bbls are laid parallel with no convergence and are devoid of ribs through mid section. 6″ Rib at rear with dolls head extension is fully scroll engraved, and also engraved “Ellis Bros Makers, 16, St. Mary’s Row, Birmingham”. It has a 3″ rosewood forward extension with inlet gold figures of two birds, a heart, and a shamrock. 2″ Stub of rib joining muzzles has gold faced bead set in red gold foliate base. Bottom portion is overlaid with geometrical silver decorations. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs and subsequent 1985 London re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Boxlock action with automatic safety (S inlaid in gold) has double triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut varying sized shaded scroll. “Ellis Bros” is on each side. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Superbly marbled and nicely stump figured European walnut deep rounded pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over wooden butt with large PLATINUM heel and toe plates, engraved with large well done scroll matching action. At center there is a large silver (?) diamond with cloisonne red and white borders surrounding central blue cloisonne rectangle with monogram “NGS” (?). Stock with flat top grip checkering and small drop points to side panels, has other interesting silver and gold decoration with gold pigeons on each side panel, a large vacant silver shield on ball of grip, another silver shield with relief royal cipher of lion passant over a crown with date “1918” at rear of comb, along with another shield on toe line with initials “WP” (?). A small gold heart is inlet at rear of top tang. Matching forend with Anson release is also considerably adorned with engraved silver decorations on sides matching silver forend tip, and other gold inlays with a snipe at front, and duck at rear, backgrounds of each are outlined by checkering, and are obviously original. There is also a central gold shield engraved with scene of hunter and dog. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .034 (full), right – .034 (full). Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″-. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain a very fine re-brown, most likely done at time of re-proofing, with excellent definition to Damascus pattern. Action is mostly pewter gray patina with traces of color where protected. Stocks have old oil refinish with numerous light and heavy marks, checkering somewhat worn, especially on forend. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Mechanically fine. This gun is certainly off-the-wall, and worthy of further research. 53198-3 MGM (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 1234

1235
$7,475.00

*UNUSUAL, LATE BUILT STEEL BARREL TOP LEVER HAMMER SHOTGUN BY JOSEPH LANG WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 14563. (1907) Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son, 102, New Bond Street, London.” on slightly swamped game rib with dolls head extension. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. SNs are on bottoms of bbls. Case hardened top lever action with pivoting third fastener, is fitted with rebounding bar locks with round bodied serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with 60% coverage well cut classic scroll. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on each lockplate. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow has SN on tang. Factory quality newly made straight grip buttstock is of very nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut, and features checkered wood butt, drop points, and point pattern checkering on diamond hand. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.734, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .021 (mod), right – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 3/8 on. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Old leather case with brass corners is lined in blue cloth, and has reproduction paper Lang label in lid, and reproduction charge card with information for this gun. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with brushes, etc in black leather wallet. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished, retaining nearly all London quality metal finishes, with only a few light marks. Buttstock retains essentially all of its orig oil finish with a scratch on left side. Forend refinished to match. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks crisp. Case leather is very dark, with many bumps and rubs. Interior cloth is fine. This gun was obviously in superb orig condition before refinish. 53075-4 MGM (4,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 1235

1236
$4,312.50

*TWENTY GAUGE CHURCHILL “XXV” “UTILITY MODEL” SECOND QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL VC CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 4335. (ca 1929) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Dovetailed bbls are gold inlaid “XXV” on rear portion of Churchill matted rib. Makers name and Orange Street address are engraved on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SNs are engraved on bottoms of bbls. The utility model boxlock was second in line after the “Best” boxlock, with two other grades below it, and is very nicely finished. Case hardened action has nicely filed beads around fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden Purdey type third fastener, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut traditional rose and scroll. “E. J. Churchill” is in riband on each side. Model and “XXV” (gold) are on blued floorplate. There is more rose and scroll on trigger guard bow, and SN is on tang. Streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over Silver type pad. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and individual gold initials “F R C” are on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.620, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left – .018 (mod), right – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Makers orig leather VC case with stitched leather corners, is gold embossed “F.R.C.” on top, matching initials on buttstock. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth, and celluloid Churchill tags with address and VC case info, are in lid. Case contains pair of Churchill marked snap caps, 2-pc beech and brass cleaning rod with some brushes, etc. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 85% orig blue, thinned from normal hand wear, silvered at muzzles and with numerous light marks. Action retains 90% orig case hardening color, which is quite vivid under new lacquer. Top lever and floorplate retain over 80% of their orig blue. Blue on trigger guard considerably flaked, with only about 10% remaining. Stocks retain nearly all of an oil refinish over numerous marks, some fairly deep, checkering re-cut and is sharp. There are some chips missing from wood on left side of forend. Bores are excellent. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is good, with marks and scuffs, darkened on corners. Handle replaced. Interior cloth is very fine with some marks from contact with bbls. Accessories are good. Despite the fashion for long bbl guns in this day and age, these XXV guns have a great following amongst New England grouse hunters, and others that hunt in heavy cover. 53075-2 MGM (3,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 1236

1237
$3,737.50

*EASY OPENING CHURCHILL “XXV” “UTILITY MODEL” SECOND QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 5975. (ca 1938) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25″ Dovetailed bbls are gold inlaid “XXV” on rear portion of Churchill matted rib. Makers name and Orange Street address are engraved on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, and with re-proof marks. SNs are engraved on bottoms of bbls. The utility model boxlock was second in line after the “Best” boxlock, with two other grades below it, and is very nicely finished. Coin finished action has beads around fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden type third fastener, and dbl triggers. This gun incorporates easy opening springs acting on cocking levers in the same manner as Boss guns. Action is engraved with near full coverage traditional rose and scroll. “E. J. Churchill” is in riband on each side. Model and “XXV” (gold) and “EASY” “OPENING MODEL” are on blued floorplate. There is more rose and scroll on trigger guard bow, and SN is on tang. Well streaked and nicely fiddle figured dense European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .021 (mod), right – .006 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .027. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Cast: approx 1/8 on. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14″. Good quality tan leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth, and has reproduction Churchill label in lid. Case contains 3-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod with brush, mop and jag, Purdey marked square oil bottle, pair of snap caps, and two keys. CONDITION: Good, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a good quality rust blue. Action is cleaned to bright silver, engraving slightly softened. Stocks refinished with a few light subsequent scratches. Checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Relatively new case is excellent. Accessories are excellent. XXV guns have a considerable following amongst New England grouse hunters, and others that hunt in heavy cover. 53075-3 MGM (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 1237

1238
$25,300.00

VERY RARE SMALL BORE CHARLES LANCASTER FOUR BARREL HAMMERLESS GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 5159. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. A few of these interesting guns were made in the 1880’s and built on the same rotating firing mechanism used in the more common, but still very rare Lancaster four bbl pistols. This gun has 28-1/4″ four Damascus bbl cluster fitted with swamped game rib with dolls head extension. Rib is engraved “Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond Street London. Patent Four Barrel Breech Loading Hammerless Gun”. Sides of top bbls and bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Round bodied Jones underlever action with tall breechface, has safety lever on top strap. Action looks like a boxlock; it is however a trigger plate type action with rotating internal hammer which is indexed and cocked by pulling the large rear trigger with middle finger. When this “trigger” is held in back, gun is then fired using the front trigger which has checkered finger blade. Action has geometric border engraving. Both sides are also engraved “Charles Lancaster’s Patent” “London”. Trigger guard with very large bow, has SN engraved on top where covered by underlever when gun is closed. Well marbled and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over old Silver type pad. Widely spaced point pattern checkering is at grip and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has spring tension roller catch. Bore diameter: top left -.615, bottom – .616. Bore restrictions: top – .004 (IC), bottom – .005 (IC). Wall thickness: top – .022, bottom – .023. Bore diameter: top right -.616, bottom right- .616. Bore restrictions: top – .004 (IC), bottom left – .004 (IC). Wall thickness: top – .022, bottom – .022. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. PROVENANCE: The prestigious personal collection of 4-time Oscar-winning Visual Effects Icon, Richard Edlund. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain over 90% traditional re-brown finish with very good definition to Damascus pattern. Action is nearly all smooth gray to brown patina. Stocks refinished over some light marks. Newer pad is a bit squished, checkering lightly re-cut. Bores are very fine to excellent, shiny, with some scattered light pitting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. 53184-7 MGM (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1238

1239
$46,000.00

*REVIVAL OF AN OLD CONCEPT, METICULOUSLY CRAFTED 28 GAUGE ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI QUATTROCANNONE WITH SCROLL BY BRUNO GOLDANI, AND FINE BULINO WORK BY ANGELO GALEAZZI, WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 399. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Four bbl cluster, with slightly swamped game rib with dolls head extension, is engraved “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on top of upper left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 1981 Italian nitro proofs and with first names of craftsmen involved in building this fine, intricate gun, including Dante, Poli, Mario, Remo, Tony, and Gian. Coin finished sidelock/ boxlock action with non-automatic safety and single non-selective trigger (firing all four bbls), is fitted with hammer sidelocks. Tall serpentine hammers are nicely filed. Tall four bbl fences are also intricately sculpted with tops of fences in oval pattern. This interesting mechanism fires all four bbls in succession when hammers are cocked, with upper right first, upper left second, lower right third, and lower left fourth. If the hammers are not cocked, the action acts as a normal side by side boxlock, firing right then left bottom bbls. Action is engraved with areas of well cut scroll surrounding nicely detailed Bulino game scenes on sides and bottom; a pointer points a trio of grouse flushing from hillside on left lock, and another pointer points a trio of Hungarian partridge on right. Bottom of action shows a pair of red grouse taking wing from heather with open moorland in background. Scroll is by Bruno Goldani, whose signature appears on trigger plate, and the fine Bulino work is by Angelo Galeazzi whose signature is at the bottom of each scene. Scroll engraved trigger guard has gold armorial shield on bow, and SN on tang. Top tang of action is gold inlaid “7/15″ indicating that this is the 7th gun of a run of 15 made. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14” over thin black Old English pad, and features drop points, as well as point pattern checkering on diamond hand. Gold monogram “G G” is inlet into toe line. Matching splinter forend with Anson release has “A & S” gold crest inlet on blank central diamond. Bore diameter: top left -.554, top right – .554. Bore restrictions: top left – .009 (IC), top right – .002 (skeet). Bore diameter: bottom left -.555, bottom right – .554. Bore restrictions: bottom left – .008 (IC), bottom right – .012 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14″. High quality brown leather case by Nizzoli with stitched leather corners, is lined in red velvet and has leather A & S label stitched into top. Bottom is semi-French fitted for this gun and contains two pair of A – Zoom snap caps, A&S marked oil bottle, empty striker bottle, and cleaning equipment. Three turnscrews with ebonized handles are in covered compartment, along with a key. CONDITION: Excellent, appears very close to new, with scant evidence of having been shot. There are some light handling and assembly marks in wood and metal surfaces. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with some scuffs. Interior has rubs and light soiling. Accessories are excellent. This really neat gun handles quite well. With hammers cocked, four consecutive shots will certainly reduce the number of quail in any covey. 52834-1 MGM (40,000-60,000) – Lot 1239

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1240
$25,875.00

*FINE PAIR OF ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI “EXCALIBER” ROUND BODIED, 35TH ANNIVERSARY GAME SHOTGUNS WITH DRAMATIC SCROLL AND BULINO GAME SCENES BY POLI WITH CASE.

SN F0416/F0417. Cal. 20 ga. 29″ Demi-bloc bbls are gold inlaid “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on solid matted ribs. Breech ends of bbls and ejector housings are gold inlaid with acanthus scroll. Nos. “1” and “2” are in gold on breech ends of ribs, matching similar numbers on top levers, and forend tips. Bbl flats are stamped with 2004 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished, round bodied low profile, scallop-backed, OU actions with removable trigger groups feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), and single non-selective triggers. Actions are engraved with full coverage well cut large open shaded acanthus scroll surrounding Bulino game scenes on bottoms, with a pair of pheasant on gun “1” and ducks on gun “2”. Bottoms are also gold inlaid “EXCALIBER ROUND” and “35th ANNIVERSARY” . Sides of actions have makers name in gold in ribbon scrolls. Top lever pivots are gold inlaid “10 20” on gun “1” and “11 20” on gun “2” denoting the 6th pair made in this series. Engravers signature “L. Poli” is on sides of trigger group mortises. Exceptionally well matched dark and dense well marbled and stump figured European walnut “Prince of Wales” grip buttstocks measure 14-1/4″ over fully checkered wood butts. Point pattern checkering is on grips with hard rubber caps. Gold ovals on toe lines are engraved with monogram “TM”. Matching slim one piece forends have Anson type releases. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom – .625. Bore restrictions: top – .026 (full), bottom – .017 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom – .625. Bore restrictions: top – .028 (full), bottom – .017 (mod). Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Guns are housed in their “best” oak and brown leather 2-gun case with brass corners by Nizzoli, which is lined in green cloth and has black and gold Famars label in lid. Partitions are oak topped. Case contains round oil bottle, two sets of snap caps, and cleaning equipment. Also included is a Loveless style hunting knife by Cabona with bolster engraved to match guns which has A&S shield etched on right side of blade. Case also contains bags for actions and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of field use, with numerous light marks on toe lines of stocks from passing through brush. Ring marks are on inside of grips, along with a few general marks and nicks overall. Actions show some toning to coin finish on sides. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent, as is its interior. A lovely pair of guns which start at well over $30000.00 each. 53204-1 MGM (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1240

1241
$28,750.00

*FANTASTIC 20 GAUGE BERTUZZI SELF COCKING HAMMER EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN HAVING UNIQUE DRAMATIC SCROLL AND DUCK THEMED BULINO ENGRAVING BY FLLI COLOSIO WITH NIZZOLI CASE.

SN 5836. (1986) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls with matted game rib, are engraved “ARMI Flli BERTUCCI GARDONE V.T. ITALY” on top of left bbl, with makers name in gold. Bbl flats are stamped with 1986 Italian nitro proofs, SN and maker. Coin finished top lever action with bar hammer locks mounting flat top serpentine hammers, is self cocking and features non-automatic tang safety and single non-selective trigger. Beads and fences are beautifully filed in traditional style. Dramatic engraving is of the first order, with bold acanthus scroll offset by some ribbons and dark shaded background framing Bulino game scenes featuring ducks in various stages of flight; left lock portrays a trio, one erupting from water, the other two already flying low over a marsh. Bottom of action depicts a trio in flight, with cattails in foreground. Right lock depicts undoubtedly the same trio settling into another marsh. The superb scroll continues onto top lever and trigger guard. This truly excellent work is signed “Inc Colosio” on trigger plate. Exhibition quality, dramatically marbled and finely stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt with steel heel and toe plates. There are fine rounded drop points behind lock and well cut borderless point pattern checkering at grip. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and central uncheckered diamond is inlet with Bertuzzi gold medallion. Bore diameter: left -.622, right – .622. Bore restrictions: left – .031 (full), right – .018 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .030. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. High quality tan leather case with brass corners by Nizzoli, is lined in light burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather oval Bertuzzi label stitched into lid. Case is semi french fitted for gun and bbls, and contains brass and ebony cleaning rod, brass and ebony snap caps, and round plated oil bottle. A covered compartment holds the key. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, has only been shot a couple of times since proof. There are only a few exceptionally light handling marks in all wood and metal surfaces. Case is excellent, as is interior. A superb example of the work of this vaunted firm, now retired. 53103-2 MGM (30,000-45,000) – Lot 1241

1242
$19,550.00

◊*FABULOUS YET UNDERSTATED .410 GAUGE PIOTTI “KING NUMBER 1” SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE.

SN 7411. Cal. .410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised, hand matted, game rib are engraved “ACCIATO SIAU UM 6” and “FLLI PIOTTI GARDONE VT” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, 1979 Italian nitro proofs and early Piotti logo. Small sized, coin finished, sidelock action features non automatic safety, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers, front trigger is articulated. Action is engraved with very tasteful, large, floral and foliate flourishes through a full coverage background of well cut very small scroll. Beads and fillets are left unengraved to fine effect. “PIOTTI” is inlaid in gold on bottom left of action, and a sovereign’s crown is in gold on top lever. This engraving continues on to trigger guard which has a single beaded small bow. SN is on riband at tang. Engraver’s signature “G Ranetti” is on trigger plate. Dark, well marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over thin brown leather covered pad. Stock features diamond hand with very well cut, closely spaced, borderless, 2-point pattern checkering. Small well shaped splinter ejector forend has Anson release and Piotti crest inlet in gold on uncheckered central diamond with initials “Le / B”. Choked MOD/FULL. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: Neutral. WEIGHT: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. Rich red full leather case with green baize material with nickel plated snap caps and oil bottle, 2-pc cleaning rod, cleaning mop and jags in brown leather pouch. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new with very light handling marks, the gun has maybe seen one trip to the range but remains very near to new condition. Coin finish is excellent with only minor darkened areas on top tang and at grip. Stocks are near mint with only minute handling marks. Checkering is crisp. Bores are brilliant. Action is tight. Mechanics are crisp. Case leather excellent with only very minor handling marks. Interior cloth is excellent, as are accessories. The fine handling qualities of this gun make it a natural for quail. Current replacement costs for this firearm in this rare gauge with these options is over $50,000.00 American dollars. 53102-1 JSL (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1242

1243
$0.00

*ATTRACTIVE PIOTTI “MONOCO 3” SIDELOCK EJECTOR SIDE BY SIDE GAME SHOTGUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND EXQUISITE SCROLL AS WELL AS BULINO GAME AND DOG SCENES BY MARIO TERZI WITH CASE.

SN 9652. Cal. 12 ga. This obviously custom made set that is not importer marked, features two sets, 25-5/8″ and 28-3/8″ chopper lump bbls engraved “FLLI PIOTTI GARDONE V.T.” on slightly raised file matted ribs. Bbl flats are stamped with 2000 Italian nitro proofs on 25-5/8″ bbls which are numbered to match action. 28-3/8″ bbls with gold star on breech end of rib are SNed “0111P” have 2001 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished robust sidelock action features non-automatic safety, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is well filed and engraved with a masterful unique rendition of exceptionally well cut shaded scroll which has tendrils and flowers intruding into a shaded background of minuscule scroll. This very attractive treatment surrounds superbly detailed Bulino scenes of birds on lockplates; mallard drakes and a hen flying over marsh, with trees in background on left, and on right there is a sylvan scene of pair of woodcock, one still nestled on ground, with another taking flight into background of large and small alders. Bottom of action depicts what is obviously a portrait of the orig owners dog retrieving a woodcock. Engravers signature “M. Terzi” is on trigger plate. Single beaded trigger guard has more floral scroll with SN in gold on tang. Intricately dark veined and stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with point pattern checkering on diamond hand measures 14-1/2″ over brown leather covered pad. A vacant gold oval is on toe line. Checkering is especially well done with mullered borders stopping short of borderless large diamonds inside front apexes. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, and services both sets of bbls. 25-5/8″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.726, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (lt mod), right – .004 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. 28-3/8″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.728, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .020 (mod), right – .013 (lt mod). Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Reddish brown leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli has leather trimmed green canvas outer cover, is lined in royal blue cloth, and has gold embossed Piotti label in lid. Case contains cleaning equipment and round oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, with evidence of only light field use, mostly some light marks on left side of butt, and some very minor small marks on bbls. Coin finish on action is slightly darkened on bottom. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. 53135-1 MGM (20,000-30,000) – Lot 1243

1244
$31,050.00

*28 GAUGE LUCIANO BOSIS ROUND BODIED BOXLOCK “COUNTRY” SIDE BY SIDE EJECTOR SHOTGUN WITH SUPERB BULINO GAME SCENE AND DRAMATIC SMALL SCROLL WITH CASE.

SN 623. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “LUCIANO BOSIS. BRESCIA. MADE IN ITALY” on narrow swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 2013 Italian nitro proofs and engraved with makers name, SN, and importer (BSA). Round bodied arched back coin finished boxlock action features non-automatic safety and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with 90% coverage beautifully cut and shaded varying sized scroll. On trigger plate this scroll flanks truly exceptional, almost photographic, scene of three pintails rising from bulrushes into dramatic cloudy sky. “LUCIANO BOSIS” is above this scene. Engravers signature “GM” ? is on trigger plate. Trigger guard with more superb scroll has SN on tang. Striking almost black marbled flesh-toned burl figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with point pattern checkering on diamond hand measures 15-1/8″ over skip line checkered wood butt. Long splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.550, right – .550. Bore restrictions: left – .045 (full), right – .045 (full). Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 15-1/8″. High quality leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth with Bosis label in lid, and contains 2-pc cleaning rod with mop, brush, and jag, and a pair of Bosis marked snap caps. Case is accompanied by green canvas and tan leather outer cover. CONDITION: Essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only the faintest of handling and assembly marks in all surfaces. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, as protected by its outer cover. Interior is excellent. A new “Country” best boxlock is priced at 28,000 euros before engraving, which is separately contracted, and will often double the cost of a shotgun. 53159-1 MGM (20,000-25,000) – Lot 1244

1245
$13,800.00

*FIRST TIER QUALITY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER OVER-UNDER GAME GUN BY RENATO TELO WITH TASTEFUL FLORAL ENGRAVING BY GIANFRANCO PEDERSOLI INCLUDES CASE.

SN 094. (1989) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Steve Smith and Laurie Morrow in THE ITALIAN GUN, relate “Renato Telo makes a few fine guns a year” “His work is done entirely by hand.” This particular gun appears to be built on an action sourced from Luciano Bosis as when placed side by side quality and mechanism are the same. Pin placement on locks is also identical. All aspects of this gun are absolutely first rate with its 27″ demi-bloc bbls with broad, matted, ventilated rib gold inlaid “ARMI RENATO TELO” on top left. Bbl flat is stamped with 1989 Italian nitro proofs, makers name, and importer (Pachmayr). Coin finished, low profile, small sized, OU, sidelock action features non-automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved with truly exceptional, interesting, and tasteful deep relief tendrils of acanthus with floral highlights, which transition to Bulino foliage and flowers. This covers only about 50% of the available surface, and the remainder is left essentially unadorned, except for some nicely cut scrolling line borders. Engravers signature, “G. F. Pedersoli” is on trigger plate. Exhibition quality, beautifully marbled and intricately fiddle figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and closely spaced point pattern checkering at grip. Matching slim one piece forend has Anson type release. Bore diameter: top -.621, bottom – .621. Bore restrictions: top – .017 (mod), bottom – .010 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Tan leather case with stitched leather corners by Nizzoli, is lined in red velvet, and contains strap. CONDITION: Excellent, showing evidence of very little field use, with only a few light handling and assembly marks. Mechanically crisp. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case leather is good with some scuffs and soiling. Interior has compressions and soiling. 53198-6 MGM (12,000-20,000) – Lot 1245

1246
$14,950.00

*MAGNIFICENT GOLD INLAID AND ENGRAVED 20 GAUGE PERAZZI MX2000 S SHOTGUN IN FIELD CONFIGURATION, WITH EXHIBITION STOCK WOOD AND CASE.

SN 118741. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-1/2″ Mono-bloc bbls with narrow, matted ventilated rib are gold inlaid “Perazzi BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY” on left ejector housing. Bbl flats are stamped with 2001 Italian nitro proofs. Blued low profile trigger plate OU action with fixed trigger group features gold plated selective single trigger and non-automatic safety. Action is engraved and gold inlaid with very attractive device of rose blossom accented ribbon scrolls above and below “Perazzi MX 2000 S” on sides. Rose and bud accents in gold flank these devices. Borders and beads of action are accented with gold lines. Bottom of action has central medallion of matching ribbons and roses. A burst of scroll is on trigger guard bow flanked by more gold rose blossoms. This fine work is signed “Zacchi” on trigger plate. Exhibition quality superbly marbled burl figured flesh toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching, slim, one piece forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.625, bottom – .625. Bore restrictions: top – .030 (full), bottom – .015 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Black plastic Perazzi marked case is lined in Perazzi patterned cloth and contains instruction manual and other papers in red cloth folder, stock removal tool, and bags for action and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, with only the faintest of handling and assembly marks on all wood and metal surfaces. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent. 53215-1 MGM (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1246

1247
$11,500.00

*SCARCE .410 PERAZZI SC3 GRADE GAME SHOTGUN HAVING ROSE AND SCROLL ENGRAVING BY TERZI, WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES, ONE OF A CONSECUTIVE SN SET.

SN 119295. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28-3/8″ Mono-bloc bbls with narrow matted ventilated rib are marked with makers name, address, and importer (Perazzi USA) on mono-bloc. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with year 2000 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished small frame Perazzi trigger plate action features single selective gold plated trigger, and is engraved with well rendered rose and scroll with engravers signature “Terzi” on trigger plate. Intricately marbled European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over fully checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching one piece forend has Deeley type release. This fine shotgun is fitted with interchangeable chokes with two presently in bbls, with another four in Perazzi marked plastic box. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Gun is accompanied by red ABS Perazzi two gun case. Case contains cloth gun slip and warranty certificate, along with instruction manual in red folder. The next lot is a consecutive SN to this gun. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, with only some high edge wear on sides of rib, and a few light handling marks mostly on left side of butt. Breechface has very faint firing halos. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent, instruction manual pages stuck together. This fine little gun has a current suggested retail price of just under $30,000.00. 52869-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1247

1248
$9,775.00

*SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE PERAZZI MX410 SC3 GRADE GAME SHOTGUN, ONE OF A CONSECUTIVE SN SET..

SN 119296. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28-3/8″ Mono-bloc bbls with narrow matted ventilated rib are marked with makers name, address, and importer (Perazzi USA) on mono-bloc. Bottom of mono-bloc is stamped with year 2000 Italian nitro proofs. Coin finished small frame Perazzi trigger plate action features single selective trigger, and is engraved with exceptionally well cut and very attractive scroll and geometric borders surrounding rose bouquets on sides and bottom. No engravers signature found. Intricately marbled European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over fully checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching one piece forend has Deeley type release. This fine shotgun is fitted with interchangeable chokes with two presently in bbls, with another four in Perazzi marked plastic box. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. The previous lot is a consecutive SN to this gun. PROVENANCE: Certificate of Warranty. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, with only some high edge wear on sides of rib, and a few light handling marks mostly on left side of butt. Breechface has very faint firing halos. Mechanically excellent. This fine gun has a current retail price of just under $30,000.00. 52869-2 MGM (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1248

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1249
$0.00

*PERAZZI “MX8-L” CLAYS SHOTGUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS, BRILEY TUBE SET, CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 126856. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. Two sets of 29-1/2″ bbls, one with fixed chokes, one with interchangeable chokes, which is ported. Both sets have ventilated top rib and side ribs. Perazzi name and address, along with importer, are marked on mono-blocs. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with 2003 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Coin finished action with removable trigger/ firing group has gold plated single selective trigger. Action is engraved with 20% coverage small scroll surrounding scroll acanthus and floral devices on each side and bottom. Nicely marbled European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over adjustable buttplate mounted with black KICKEEZ pad. Stock has been fitted with adjustable comb, and also features point pattern checkering at grip which has right hand palm swell. Matching one piece target forend has Deeley type release. Fixed choke bbls: Bore diameter: top -.731, bottom – .731. Bore restrictions: top – .002 (skeet), bottom – .001 (skeet). Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Aluminum Americase by Pacific Sporting Arms has space for gun, both bbls, and Briley tube set for 20, 28, and .410 housed in lid. Case also contains Briley chokes for each tube set, installation plug, hammer, and spare parts including one main spring, two firing pins, and installation tool. Also included are four extended choke tubes for 12 ga bbls (two presently in bbls). PROVENANCE: Work invoice. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of a fair amount of use, while maintaining nearly all of its orig finishes. There are a fair number of very light marks and scratches, and a few bumps in wood finish. Mechanically fine. Case is excellent, as is tube set. 52988-1 (10,500-14,500) – Lot 1249

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1250
$0.00

*SUPERB QUALITY 20 GAUGE SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN BY COSMI WITH “GRAN LUSSO” SCROLL AND GAME SCENE ENGRAVING BY DASSA WITH CASE.

SN 8149. (2002) Cal. 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. 24″ Bbl of Bohler Antinit steel is fitted with raised ventilated rib. Bottom of bbl is stamped with 2002 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Blued receiver is marked “Cosmi Brev. Ancono. Italy.” on left side. Coin finished firing and feed group with non-automatic safety is engraved with superb scroll surrounding large rose bouquets and well done Bulino scenes of dogs and game; a spaniel retrieves a woodcock on left front, with pointing setter at rear. Right side has pointing pointer at rear and flushing woodcock at front. Scroll on bottom of action surrounds action packed scene of 3 bobwhite flushing from behind rotting log, flying into dramatic sky with pines in background. This scene is signed “Dassa”. Near exhibition quality beautifully veined and nicely fiddle figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over black solid rifle pad. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching forend has knurled knob at tip for attaching to bbl assembly. Bore diameter: .622 (screw chokes). Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Gun is housed in aluminum travel case with Cosmi tag on top. Case is lined in olive green cloth, with leather Cosmi label in lid. Case contains instruction booklet, spare mainspring in vinyl wallet, and 3 choke tubes and a wrench in leather Cosmi marked wallet. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with some minor handling marks in all surfaces and minor crazing and some lifting of varnish in buttstock. Case is excellent. 53197-3 MGM (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1250

1251
$0.00

*SUPERB QUALITY SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN BY COSMI WITH “GRAN LUSSO” SCROLL AND GAME SCENE ENGRAVING BY DASSA WITH CASE.

SN 8148. (2002) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 24″ Bbl of Bohler Antinit steel is fitted with raised ventilated rib. Bottom of bbl is stamped with 2002 Italian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Blued receiver is marked “Cosmi Brev. Ancono. Italy.” on left side. Coin finished firing and feed group with non-automatic safety is engraved with superb scroll surrounding large rose bouquets and well done Bulino scenes of dogs and game; a spaniel retrieves a woodcock on left front, with pointing setter at rear. Right side has pointing pointer at rear and flying quail at front. Scroll on bottom of action surrounds dramatic scene of cock pheasant erupting from hedgerow over rail fence with hen departing in distance. This scene is signed “Dassa”. Near exhibition quality burl figured European walnut extreme pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over black solid rifle pad. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching forend has knurled knob at tip for attaching to bbl assembly. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″-, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Gun is housed in aluminum travel case with Cosmi tag on top. Case is lined in olive green cloth, with leather Cosmi label in lid. Case contains instruction booklet, spare mainspring in vinyl wallet, and 3 choke tubes and a wrench in leather Cosmi marked wallet. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with some minor handling marks in all surfaces and minor crazing and some lifting of varnish in buttstock. Case is excellent. 53197-4 MGM (15,000-25,000) – Lot 1251

1252
$5,750.00

*VERY HIGH QUALITY COSMI SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN WITH EXTRA BARREL.

SN 2344. (ca 1960) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Over 8000 of these interesting shotguns have been made since 1925. This gun has two 26-1/2″ bbls. Original bbl choked full, later bbl (no. 3493) choked mod. Both have ventilated ribs and are of Bohler Antinit steel. Plain finished break-open action with blued upper and bright polished lower units, is marked “FUCILE COSMI BREVETTATO – TORRETTE DI ANCONA” “MADE IN ITALY” on left side of top unit. Action features tang safety. Nicely marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching forend with ribbed sides has central diamond inset with gold rhombus engraved with monogram “TGR”. Orig bbl: Bore diameter: .729. Bore restrictions: .027. Newer bbl: Bore diameter: .726. Bore restrictions: .017. Drop at heel: 2-1/4, drop at comb: 1-5/8. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbls and action retain approx 90% orig blue. Blue on orig bbl has turned purple. Newer bbl which does not have proofs, retains essentially all of its orig blue. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish with numerous light marks and scratches. Checkering somewhat worn and dirty. Wood has shrunken away from metal around action. Mechanically fine. Bores are excellent. Metal fit and finish of these guns is beyond compare. 53022-5 MGM (6,500-11,000) C&R – Lot 1252

1253
$4,312.50

*PAIR OF AYA SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUNS.

SN 345210/345211. Cal. 12 ga. 26-3/4″ Dovetailed steel bbls are marked with factory name and “MADE IN SPAIN” on narrow, swamped game ribs. Rear portions of ribs, top levers, and forend tips are inlaid “1” and “2” in gold. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened actions with automatic safeties, bushed strikers, gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, H&H type hand detachable locks, and dbl triggers (front articulated), are engraved with near full coverage simple scroll. Makers name is on each lockplate. Blued single beaded trigger guards with matching scroll on bows, has SNs on tangs. Plain European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14-3/4″ over black Decelerator sporting clays pads. Stocks feature fluted drop points, point pattern checkering on semi diamond hands, and silver ovals engraved “E. H. G”. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. Gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.725, right – .724. Bore restrictions: left – .017 (mod), right – .008 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .040, right – .041. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast slightly off. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Gun “2”: Bore diameter: left -.724, right – .722. Bore restrictions: left – .018 (mod), right – .005 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .040, right – .042. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, close to new, showing little use, with a number of light marks on wood and metal, slightly silvered on beads and sharp edges. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. 53031-1 (4,500-7,000) C&R – Lot 1253

1254
$6,325.00

*CLASSY .410 ARRIETA MODEL “874” SIDELOCK EJECTOR SELF-OPENING GAME SHOTGUN WITH STRIKING BLUED “FUNERAL” ACTION AND GOLD LINE BORDERS, WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 34146. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 26-7/8″ Chopper lump bbls with narrow, swamped game rib, are marked with Arrieta name and address on top of right bbl. There are inlaid gold lines around breech end. Bbl flats are stamped with Spanish nitro proofs and bbls are fitted with H&H type self-opening assist spring. Blued small sized sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, and dbl triggers (front articulated). Borders of action and lockplates have gold inlay borders. On top lever some borders have scroll terminations. Bottom of action is inlaid “ARMAS ARRIETA” and Arrieta double fleur-di-lis logo is in raised gold on trigger guard bow. Strikingly marbled and lightly fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over skip line checkered wood butt. Stock also features drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, and individual gold initials “J S P” inlet on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.394, right – .390. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 3/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 15″. Tan Spanish leather case with riveted on brass corners, is lined in green felt, and has black leather gold embossed Arrieta label in lid. Case contains 1/2 cleaning rod, spare main spring, and key. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with evidence of very little firing and only a few very minor light handling and assembly marks on all wood and metal surfaces. Exterior of case has a few light marks. Interior is excellent. 52869-3 MGM (5,500-7,500) – Lot 1254

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1255
$24,150.00

*LOVELY MATCHED PAIR OF BERETTA S3 EELL OVER-UNDER EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUNS HAVING SUPERBLY CUT AND SHADED BAROQUE SCROLL ENGRAVING BY MASSEUZA, WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN C05203B/C05204B. Cal. 12 ga. This fine pair of guns, gold inlaid “1” and “2” on bbls, trigger guards and forend latches, have 28″ mono-bloc bbls fitted with matted ventilated ribs. Left sides of bbls are engraved “P. Beretta – ITALY”. Mono-blocs of engine turned sides are stamped with 1978 Italian nitro proofs, grade, and SNs. Sling loops are soldered to bottom bbls. Coin finished low profile uniquely Beretta sidelock OU actions feature gold plated single selective triggers with checkered blades, and gold plated pin ends. Actions are engraved with full coverage beautifully executed large open scrolling acanthus flanked by smaller open scroll and floral highlights. This fine engraving extends to lockplates, as well as blued top levers, which have pierced thumbpieces, and to trigger guards. Top levers are gold inlaid with relief sovereign crowns, and trigger guard bows have relief gold inlaid initials “LRG”. Beretta name and address as well as “BREVETTATO” and “MADE IN ITALY” are on bottom of actions. This fine work is signed by Beretta master engraver “Masseuza”. Very closely matched smoky marbled and somewhat stump figured European walnut swan necked buttstocks measure 14-1/8″ over fully checkered wood butts. Well cut point pattern checkering is at grips. Sling loops matching those on bbls are on toe lines. Matching one piece slim game forends have Deeley type releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom – .727. Bore restrictions: top – .030 (full), bottom – .011 (lt mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/8″. Gun no. “2“: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom – .727. Bore restrictions: top – .032 (full), bottom – .021 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 14-1/8”. Guns are housed in reddish leather two gun case lined in olive green cloth. One gun is housed in each half, and there are flat dividers separating the halves. Accessories include bags for actions and bbls, cleaning cloths, guarantees, and snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with only some very light handling and assembly marks on wood and metal, most notably some light scratches and rubs on left side of buttstock of gun “2”. Guns appear essentially unfired, with little evidence of any halos on breechfaces. Case is fine with some scuffs. Interior is fine. Current retail price for a single gun of this grade is close to $15,000.00, with master engraving adding as much as another $10,000.00. 53022-4 MGM (11,500-16,500) – Lot 1255

1256
$8,050.00

*HANDMADE “TOP OF THE LINE” BERETTA 451 EELL SIDEPLATE EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER SIDE BY SIDE GAME SHOTGUN WITH ROSE AND SCROLL ENGRAVING BY BERTASI, WITH LEG O’ MUTTON CASE.

SN H0019. (1970) Cal. 12 ga. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls with matted low-profile ventilated rib are marked “BOEHLER * ANTINIT STEEL” and “P. BERETTA – Gardone V.T.” and “MADE IN ITALY” on left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with 1970 Italian nitro proofs with makers name, grade, SN, and “CHOKE”. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Coin finished sideplate action features gold plated single selective trigger, non-automatic safety (S in gold), and disc set strikers. False pin ends are gold plated. Action is engraved with nicely cut semi-relief rose bouquets in a field of nicely cut scroll, all within geometric borders. Makers name and address are in arched device on bottom. Bouquets on fences are in a bit higher relief. Top lever has pierced thumbpiece, and inlaid gold crown. Engravers signature “G. Bertasi” is on trigger plate, and SN is on blued trigger guard tang. Very nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with slight swan neck, measures 14″ over fully checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a sling loop matching that on bbls, as well as a gold oval engraved with monogram “JGR” (?), are on toe line. Beavertail ejector forend has matching, but more extensive checkering, and Anson type release. Bore diameter: left -.728, right – .727. Bore restrictions: left – .032 (full), right – .012 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .036, right – .032. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14″. Gun is accompanied by what appears to be its orig tan leather leg o’ mutton case. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, showing limited field use, retaining nearly all of its orig blue on bbls. Coin finish of action remains bright. There is silvering on thumbpiece, safety, and edges of trigger guard bow, some wear to gold plating on trigger, and numerous light marks and scratches in wood finish, with some deeper marks on right side of butt. Finish worn through at top rear of left side. Checkering is very lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent with possible hitch in trigger, as it sometimes does not need recoil to set up for second shot. Case is fine. This fairly rare shotgun currently retails at over $18,000.00. 53022-3 MGM (7,500-12,500) – Lot 1256

1257
$11,500.00

*SUPERB TOP-OF-THE-LINE LUIGI FRANCHI “IMPERIALE MONTE CARLO EXTRA” SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER TWO BARREL SET SHOTGUN WITH RELIEF ACANTHUS ENGRAVING BY A. TERZI WITH CASE.

SN 15056. (1981) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-7/8″ and 25-5/8″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised matted game ribs, are engraved “S. P. A LUIGI FRANCHI BRESCIA” and “MADE IN ITALY” on sides of left bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with 1981 Italian proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, along with Franchi logos. (It is interesting to note that although the bbls match perfectly, there is no date stamp on longer set.) Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Bohler Antinit steel information, “DEMIBLOC”, and with SNs. Coin finished sidelock action has nicely filed beads and fillets, and features non-automatic safety (SIGURA engraved), bushed strikers, and single non-selective trigger stamped “Fabbri”. Water table is stamped with proofs, grade, and importers name and address (Simpson Ltd). Action and lockplates are engraved with attractive semi-relief full coverage of scrolling acanthus leaves and tendrils in a pebbled background. Engravers signature “Terzi A.” is on trigger plate. This engraving extends to top lever,which has pierced crouched gargoyle thumbpiece and to single beaded trigger guard. Near exhibition quality intricately marbled and nicely stump figured European walnut slightly swan necked straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over fully checkered butt, and features drop points, semi-diamond hand with borderless point pattern checkering. Matching semi-Beavertail ejector forend with Anson release has finely inlet gold device in central uncheckered diamond, engraved with grade. 27″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.730, right – .730. Bore restrictions: left – .041 (extra full), right – .023 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb:1-9/16″ . Cast: approx 3/8″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14″. 25″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.726, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .008 (IC), right – .009 (IC). LOP: 14″. What appears to be orig dark brown leather case lined in green felt, contains certificate, instruction booklet, and bags for action and bbls. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new. Appears unfired since proof, with only a few exceptionally faint handling and assembly marks. Mechanically gummed due to long storage, and is in need of a good cleaning. Case is good, with some rubs. This very scarce gun is currently made for Franchi by Beretta, with a retail price of $145,000.00. 53022-2 MGM (9,500-15,500) – Lot 1257

1258
$19,550.00

*VERY FINE 20 GAUGE FLLI RIZZINI R2 BOXLOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME SHOTGUN WITH BULINO GAME SCENES BY PATELLI WITH CASE.

SN 1870. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Beautifully struck 26″ chopper lump bbls are engraved “Flli RIZZINI MAGNO V.T.” on slightly swamped game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1984 Italian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished boxlock action has ogee filed into back and is fitted with unique removable floorplate to aid in cleaning. Action also features non-automatic safety and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with very well cut large acanthus scroll flourishes surrounding a field of small scroll with rose bouquets at centers. This interesting embellishment surrounds nicely detailed Bulino renderings of feathered game; chukar partridge on bottom of action, flushing pheasant on left side, and a pair of flying grouse on right. Each of these scenes is signed by noted engraver “Patelli” whose signature also appears after “INC” on trigger plate, meaning he was also responsible for the well done scroll, which extends to small bow trigger guard which has SN on tang. Well marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over checkered wood butt. Borderless point pattern checkering is on semi-diamond hand. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: top -.621, bottom – .620. Bore restrictions: top – .020 (mod), bottom – .008 (IC). Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/8 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. Tan leather case by Nizzoli is lined in burgundy cloth, has Rizzini label in lid, and contains an aluminum cleaning rod. PROVENANCE: Certificate. CONDITION: Excellent, very close to new, with very faint firing halos on breechface and only a few light handling marks in wood of butt. Checkering still light in color. Mechanically excellent. Case leather is excellent, with a few marks and rubs. Interior is excellent. These exceptional boxlock guns have not been made since 1995. 52917-1 MGM (7,000-10,000) – Lot 1258

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1260
$12,650.00

*KRIEGHOFF K80 WITH “PARCOURS SPECIAL” ENGRAVING TWO BARREL SET TARGET SHOTGUN.

SN 011756. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls with screw chokes, and 34″ bbls with fixed chokes. Both bbl sets with raised matted ventilated ribs, have all correct factory markings. 30″ Bbls are fitted with extended Seminole choke tubes for light mod. 34″ Bbls are choked mod and full. Coin finished action with blocked out safety and single selective trigger is engraved with exceptionally fine vignettes of dogs and game; a setter is pointing a flushing pheasant on left side, and a trio of geese are on right. Bottom of action is marked “K – 80” “KRIEGHOFF” and “Germany”. Well marbled and nicely figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/16″ over black Decelerator pad, and features fancy pattern checkering on ambidextrous grip, with heavier palm swell on right side. Matching schnabeled forend has Deeley type release. 34″ Bbls: Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. LOP:14-7/16″. PROVENANCE: Bill Trotter collection. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent, retaining nearly all orig finishes on wood and metal, but with a hint of silvering on sharp edges of bbls, as well as some light marks, and quite a few marks and scratches in wood finish, mostly on right side of butt. Action is still bright silver. Bores are excellent. Action is tight when closed, shows some hinge wear when open on 34″ bbls. This is not evident with 30″ bbls. 52922-3 MGM (8,000-12,000) – Lot 1260

1261
$9,775.00

*MERKEL 280 EL/ 360 EL BOXLOCK EJECTOR SMALL BORE SHOTGUN TWO BARREL TWO GAUGE SET WITH RELIEF GAME SCENE ENGRAVING AND CASE.

SN 384134. Cal. 28 ga/ 410. 28″ Bbls with matted game ribs, 28 ga Bbls marked “280 EL 28 GA” at rear portion of rib with “1” silver inlaid on extension. .410 Bbls are engraved “460 EL .410 GA” and with “2” silver inlaid. Left sides of bbls are marked with makers name and “MADE IN GERMANY”. Bbl flats are stamped with SNs, gauges and chamber lengths, and German nitro proofs. Coin finished boxlock ogee backed action with automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, disc set strikers, and dbl triggers is engraved with 80% coverage shaded scroll surrounding semi-relief game scenes on sides; two scampering hares on left, and a pair of snipe taking wing over marsh on right. Bottom of action is stamped with Suhl blacksmith logo. Blued trigger guard is also scroll engraved. Streaked and nicely stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with checkered diamond grip measures 14-3/8″ over embossed Merkel buttplate. Each bbl set has its own dedicated splinter ejector forend with Deeley release. 28 ga. Bbls gun “1”: Bore diameter: left -.551, right – .550. Bore restrictions: left – .023 (full), right – .014 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 410 bbls Gun “2”: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.370, right – .388. Bore restrictions: left – (full?), right (mod?). Drop at heel: 2-9/16″-, drop at comb: 1-1/4″+. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Gun is housed in its orig green vinyl leather trimmed case by Emmebi, lined in green velvet, with brown leather label in lid. Bottom has space for action and both sets of bbls. Case contains two sets of spare ejector springs and mainsprings, along with .410 snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of light field use, with a few shallow marks in metal surfaces, with some darkening on bottom of action, as well as light scratches in wood finish. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. Case is fine. Suggested retail for this fine little gun was about $13000.00, and the 360 EL .410 is no longer manufactured. 53207-2 MGM (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1261

1262
$10,350.00

*MERKEL 280 EL/ 360 EL BOXLOCK EJECTOR SMALL BORE SHOTGUN TWO BARREL TWO GAUGE SET WITH RELIEF GAME SCENE ENGRAVING AND CASE.

SN 384135. Cal. 28 ga/ 410. 28″ Bbls with matted game ribs, 28 ga Bbls marked “280 EL 28 GA” at rear portion of rib with “1” silver inlaid on extension. .410 Bbls are engraved “460 EL .410 GA” and with “2” silver inlaid. Left sides of bbls are marked with makers name and “MADE IN GERMANY”. Bbl flats are stamped with SNs, gauges and chamber lengths, and German nitro proofs. Coin finished boxlock ogee backed action with automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, disc set strikers, and dbl triggers is engraved with 80% coverage shaded scroll surrounding semi-relief game scenes on sides; pair of woodcock flitting around ferns on left, and two grouse taking wing into clearing on right. Bottom of action is stamped with Suhl blacksmith logo. Blued trigger guard is also scroll engraved. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock with checkered diamond grip measures 14-1/2″ over embossed Merkel buttplate. Each bbl set has its own dedicated splinter ejector forend with Deeley release. Gun “1” 28 ga. : Bore diameter: left -.551, right – .551. Bore restrictions: left – .025 (full), right – .012 (mod). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun “2” 410 bbls: Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.370, right – .380. Bore restrictions: left – (full?), right (mod?). Drop at heel: 2-1/2″+, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gun is housed in its orig green vinyl leather trimmed case by Emmebi, lined in green velvet, with brown leather label in lid. Bottom has space for action and both sets of bbls. Case contains two sets of spare ejector springs and mainsprings, along with .410 snap caps. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of light field use, with a few light marks in metal surfaces, with some darkening on bottom of action, as well as light scratches in wood finish. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. Case is fine. Suggested retail for this fine little gun was about $13000.00, and the 360 EL .410 is no longer manufactured. 53207-3 MGM (6,000-10,000) – Lot 1262

1263
$4,600.00

*FINELY ENGRAVED WAFFEN – DSCHULNIGG SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK GAME SHOTGUN WITH CASE.

SN 40-1308. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Shoe lump bbls with matted, concave game rib, are engraved “Made in Austria” and “Waffen – Dschulnigg – Salzburg” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with Ferlach nitro proofs with date of 1959. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with gauge and chamber information, provisional proofs, and “BOHLER – BLITZ – STAHL”. Coin finished, sideplated, boxlock action features single selective trigger, hidden crossbolt third fastener, and bolstered sides. Action is engraved with very well cut, classic, Germanic, open, scrolled acanthus framing game scenes with relief gold inlaid mammals and birds in well detailed backgrounds; a pointer points a flushing pheasant on left side of action, and a wily fox stocks a rising duck on right. A rabbit scampers across trigger plate, and a snipe settles into a marsh on trigger guard bow. Central points of acanthus leaves have been polished bright to accentuate depth of scroll. Very finely marbled and lightly figured European walnut horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over checkered horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering with broad mullered borders is at grip. Long, beavertail, ejector forend has matching engraving and Deeley release. Bore diameter: left-.715, right -.716. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.004 (Skeet). Minimum wall thickness: left -.039, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Oak and leather English style case, has brass corners and brass rectangle on lid engraved “W F Willson”. Case is lined in burgundy cloth. Partitions have oak accents on tops, and a number of accessories are French fitted including horn handled turnscrews, snap caps, round English oil bottle, a 2-pc brass and ebony cleaning rod under bbl recess, and mop, jag, and brush in a covered compartment, along with the key. CONDITION: Excellent.retaining nearly all orig blue on bbls, with a few minor light scuffs and marks. Action retains essentially all of its fine French gray finish, with some oil discoloration where protected. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be an old oil refinish, with some light subsequent marks. Beads behind lockplates have incipient cracks. Horn grip cap and buttplate are excellent, shiny, but with some light checks. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works. Dark case leather is excellent, brass fixtures slightly tarnished. Straps and handle are very fine. Lock retaining loops are missing. Interior cloth is excellent with some minor soiling from contact with breech ends of bbls. Accessories are excellent, near new. Horn handles of turnscrews have some slight checks. 53157-5 MGM (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 1263

1264
$9,775.00

*EXQUISITE QUALITY HIGH CONDITION 32″ BARRELED 20 GAUGE EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN BY L. BRANCQUAERT OF BRUSSELS WITH EXTRA 28″ BARRELS AND LO’M CASE.

SN 7415. (on action) (pre 1922) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Although not a household name, guns made by Brancquaert attained fame in the late 19th and early 20th century in the pigeon ring, and are known today as some of the finest ever made by those who appreciate good shotguns. This unusual small gauge example has 32″ and 28″ chopper lump bbls, both with slightly raised matted concave game ribs with ivory beads, and are engraved “L. Brancquaert” and “Bruxelles” on tops. Bbl flats of 32″ bbls are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs without date letter, and are stamped with choke information, SNs, and cockerel steel logos, and are engraved “COMPRESSED STEEL”. 28″ Bbl flats are stamped with 1988 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and engraved with SN. Case hardened sideplated boxlock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, side clips, reinforced frame and dbl triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with near full coverage very nicely cut rose and scroll within geometric borders. Sideplates, floorplate, top lever, and trigger guard are charcoal blued and also engraved with small scroll and large whorls of roses, etc around pins. Nicely streaked and lightly figured very dense dark European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over brown leather covered pad. Point pattern checkering on diamond grip is exceptionally well done, cleanly cut, and with small uncheckered diamonds left at inner points on sides, at top of grip, and at apex on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release has wonderfully finished checkering, matching buttstock. 32″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.630, right – .627. Bore restrictions: left – .038 (extra full), right – .020 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.622, right – .622. Bore restrictions: left – .019 (mod), right – .012 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .039, right – .038. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″-. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. Gun is accompanied by its orig leg o’ mutton case with space for both sets of bbls. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig blue, but is possibly a re-blue done with very little polishing. Action retains 50 – 60% orig muted case hardening color, strong where protected. Sideplates, floorplate, and top lever retain 80 – 90% of their orig bright blue with some light marks and a few scratches on floorplate. Trigger guard retains more than half of its orig blue. Stocks retain essentially all of their orig hand rubbed oil finish which is a bit dry, have not seen any added oil. Checkering is still clean, and very lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action has just a hint of looseness with 32″ bbls, and is a touch off face. 28″ Bbls are tight and on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is good with some scuffs, top strap re-stitched, other straps and hinges intact. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53198-2 MGM (7,000-10,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 1264

1265
$9,200.00

*SCARCE AND SUBLIME .410 BOXLOCK EJECTOR OVER UNDER SHOTGUN BY AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE.

SN 90202. Cal. .410 ga. 3″ Chambers. 26-3/4″ Demi-bloc bbls with narrow matted rib are engraved “Auguste Francotte Brevete Liege” on left side of top bbl. Breech portion of bottom bbl is stamped with 1957 Belgian nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. Bottom of bottom bbl is stamped with steel type, SN, and importers name and address (Woodcock Hill). A bail type narrow sling loop is affixed to mid ribs. Ogee backed case hardened OU boxlock action features automatic safety and double triggers (front articulated). Action is engraved with 60% coverage nicely cut scroll. Engravers signature “R. Smeets Gra-r In-r de S. M. Le Roi”, is on trigger plate. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Well streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. Closely spaced checkering is at grip. A sling loop is on toe line. Matching 3-pc slim ejector forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter at muzzles: top -.382, (full ?), bottom – .392 (mod ?). Drop at heel: 1-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Cast approx 1/4″ off. Weight: 5 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, original. Bbls retain over 95% orig blue, silvered on sharp edges with one or two small areas of cleaned rust, mostly along left side of rib. Action retains over 95% orig color, silvered on sharp edges, top tang, and thinning around bottom. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, getting a bit thin at grip, with a number of light marks and scratches. Checkering slightly worn. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. A super rare superposed small bore Francotte. 53201-2 (9,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 1265

1266
$3,450.00

*LOVELY CONDITION POST WAR FRANCOTTE SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR SHOTGUN.

SN 1185. (ca 1958 ?) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27-1/2″ Dovetailed bbls with slightly raised matted game rib are engraved “A. Francotte Maker & Patentee” and “Abercrombie & Fitch” “Made in Belgium” on tops. Bbl flats and bottoms of bbls are stamped with Belgian nitro proofs, and steel type, and engraved with chokes “.693″ and .718″. Case hardened sideplated boxlock action features automatic safety, hidden crossbolt third fastener, side clips, and dbl triggers. Action and sideplates are engraved with 80% coverage scroll. Scroll engraved and blued trigger guard has SN on tang. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over broadly checkered horn buttplate. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.726, right – .724. Bore restrictions: left – .030 (full), right – .010 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain over 95% blue, with scattered light scratches and some rust flecks. Action retains approx 90% orig case hardening color, thinning on fences, beginning to silver on bottom from normal carrying. Sideplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig finish, with scattered scratches and marks. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. 53132-3 MGM (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 1266

1267
$3,162.50

*FINE DARNE V-19 SLIDING BREECH GAME SHOTGUN.

SN 6N589. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 25-1/2″ Bbls with sunken top rib are stamped with French triple proofs and grade markings on bottom. Bbl removal button is on bottom of action. Coin finished action is engraved with full coverage rose and scroll. 2-Pc stocks are of nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut, and are checkered at grip and forend. Butt measures 14-5/8″ over black Decelerator pad, over 1/4″ spacer. Forend has inset horn tip. Bore diameter: left -.719, right – .718. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (lt mod), right – .002 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .025. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/4 off. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″ . CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 90% orig blue. Action retains nearly all of its coin finish. Stocks lightly refinished, checkering lightly worn. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. 53155-3 MGM (1,500-2,500) – Lot 1267

1268
$5,750.00

*EARLY HEAVY 12 GAUGE LINDNER CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME SHOTGUN WITH TRULY EXCEPTIONAL RELIEF ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAYS.

SN 1610. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Dovetailed steel bbls are gold inlaid “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” on unmatted portion of slightly raised game rib with ivory bead. Witten steel logos and 1″ bands of relief engraved open scrolling acanthus are at breech ends. Bbl flats are stamped with imperial German proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with steel info and HAL crossed pistol logos. Case hardened action features automatic safety, hidden square crossbolt third fastener, pin cocking indicators, side clips, and dbl triggers, and is engraved with full coverage exquisitely executed large open acanthus scroll which is in sculpted high relief in fine shaded background. This truly fine scroll surrounds vignettes of game and dogs, major subjects are gold inlaid in high relief; pair of grouse are on left side, with pair of snipe in courting posture on right. A setter in woodland background is on point in ferns on bottom of action. A pair of ducks in marsh grace the trigger guard bow. Strikingly marbled honey toned European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering with fancy border to back line at grip. Side panels are checkered. Drop points are of usual Daly elongated shape. Matching splinter ejector forend with horn tip has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.732, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .028 (Imod), right – .013 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left – .018, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain approx 95% of what appears to be orig blue thinning and silvering on sharp edges with most likely some added color to sides. Action retains a considerable amount of orig muted color, percentage difficult to ascertain because of extensive engraving. Stocks refinished, retaining nearly all of that finish, checkering re-cut. There is a 2″ repair on left cheek of stock at top. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors in time. A pretty, big Daly. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53191-2 MGM (12,500-17,500) ESA – Lot 1268

1269
$0.00

SCARCE EARLY CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN.

SN 293. Cal. 12 ga. 30-1/4″ “Extra Fine” Damascus bbls. Full length matted top rib with small ivory mid and large ivory front bead. Rib inscribed in banner “CHARLES DALY EXTRA FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS DIAMOND QUALITY”. Scroll engraved dolls head extension. 2-5/8″ chambers. Double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock is checkered in 2-point pattern through wrist with fine checkered panel behind action terminating in tear drop. LOP is 14″ with silver oval near toe, bottom of grip with two tiered oval inlay. Splinter forearm with scroll engraved Deeley release and ebony triangular tip is near fully checkered. Scalloped boxlock action is near full coverage engraved with cocking indicators on top. Right and left side of action with full floral scroll engraving and engraved “CHARLES DALY” in banner. Bottom of action with two turkeys in woods scene and scroll around hinge pin which extends onto forearm iron. Trigger plate is scroll engraved around trigger screw with well executed pointer on point in field scene with great detail. Action with bottom rails that have cross hatch pattern. Trigger guard is scroll engraved with very highly detail fox looking back over his shoulder at the pointer on the trigger plate and trigger guard tang is scroll engraved with SN at back. Sculpted fences with scroll engraving at back, and top of action is full converge scroll engraved, as is top lever. Back of top tang inlaid in gold “SAFE” in front of safety. All visible SN match. Bore diameter: left -.741, right – .741. Bore restrictions: left – .030 (full), right – .010 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .038. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain approximately 40% toned, laminated Damascus pattern with very minor beginning pitting towards breech end on top of left bbl and evidence of a repaired dent or two in each tube. Buttstock and forearm are very good as professionally restored. Checkering has slightly thinned and they retain nearly all of their restored finish with only minor handling marks. Pad is a modern replacement. Action had turned to silver though engraving still quite sharp. Bores are very good with minor orange peel. Mechanics are functional though right ejector sometimes trips when opening the gun, and action is slightly loose on the hinge. These early high grade Daly’s are extremely fine high quality guns and are cherished by collectors and shooters alike. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53209-2 JSL (5,000-8,000) ESA – Lot 1269

1270
$0.00

*HIGH QUALITY PRE-WAR DOUBLE RIFLE DRILLING BY GEBRUDER MERKEL OWNED BY MÁTYÁS RÁKOSI (DEFACTO RULER OF COMMUNIST HUNGARY) WITH ZEISS SCOPE.

SN 19150. Cal. 7.65/ 7.65/ 20 ga. 24-3/4″ Demi-bloc bbls with full length matted rib, have central portion milled away forming a slight quarter rib, fitted with claw scope bases and single standing leaf express rear sight. Raised ramp holds silver bead front sight with fold down night sight. An area in mid rib milled away, is engraved “Rákosi Mátyás” (“Stalin’s best Hungarian disciple”, as General Secretary of the Hungarian Communist party, he was in office from 1945 – 1956.). Breech ends are engraved with oak leaves and acorns. Bbl flats are stamped with 1931 German imperial proofs for 7×65 and 20 ga. Coin finished scallop backed boxlock action has rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, and Greener type side safety. Action also features pin type cocking indicators, crossbolt third fastener, disc set rifle strikers, side clips, reinforced frame, and dbl triggers (front set). Action is nicely engraved with full coverage oak leaves and acorns in shaded background, surrounding vignettes of roaring stag with hind on left side of action, and wild boar being run down by hound on right. Bottom of action is engraved “SUHLER WAFFENWERK” “GEBRUDER MERKEL, SUHL” on arched riband. Trigger guard is of horn. Relatively plain but dense European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over ribbed horn Merkel buttplate. Stock features flush inlet diamond shaped horn drop points, point pattern grip checkering, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and a sling loop on toe line. This area is also decorated with German silver oval with soldered on red cloisonne Communist star. Matching forend with inlet horn tip, has Deeley release. Bore diameter: bottom – .630. Bore restrictions: bottom – .020 (mod). Drop at heel: approx 2-11/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Cast: approx 3/8 off. Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. Rifle is fitted with Zeiss Diatal – Z 4 X rail scope with 3 post and crosshair reticle in claw mounts. PROVENANCE: Paperwork about Mátyás. Old listing regarding where this rifle was for sale. CONDITION: Good, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-black with some subsequent scuffs. Action retains most of its coin finish, engraving still clear. Horn of trigger guard has worm damage repaired with epoxy. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges somewhat rounded, wood somewhat under metal. Checkering is re-cut. Bores are fine. Rifle bores have some erosion at throat. Shotgun bore has some frosting. Action is tight. Scope has numerous light marks in lacquer with some areas touched up. Optically clear. 53191-1 MGM (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 1270

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1271
$0.00

*RARE SEMPERT & KRIEGHOFF “NEPTUN” SIDELOCK FULL STOCK STUTZEN DRILLING WITH DURAL FRAME.

SN 17413. Cal. 16 X 16 X 7 x 57R. This very unusual prewar combination gun has 21-3/4″ bbls with raised, matted rib fitted with pop-up rear sight, and Krieghoff style scope bases. Bbls are engraved “Sempert & Krieghoff Suhl.” on tops. Bottoms of bbls are marked with German and Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Rifle bbl has German and English proofs, and German proof date of 12/ 35. Breech area of rifle bbl is stamped “7 X 57 R”. Dural (aluminum) action features Krieghoff push forward rifle cocking slide on top tang, side clips, Greener crossbolt third fastener, bushed strikers, and gold-plated double triggers (front set). Back action sidelocks with steel plates, have raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and safety lever on left side. Action is engraved with near full coverage scrolling acanthus in stippled background. Fences are relief carved in acanthus and floral motif. Bottom of action is engraved “Krieghoff Drilling” and “Neptun Standard” in ribands. Lockplates are deeply relief engraved with well detailed vignettes of game – a bugling stag and 3 hinds in woodland on right plate, and roebuck with doe and 2 fawns in pastoral setting on left plate. Trigger guard is of horn. Nicely fiddle figured, and lightly streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over remnants of pad, and features Bavarian style right hand cheekpiece, steel cartridge trap on toe line, and horn grip cap with engraved steel top that has monogram “JW” inlaid in gold. Instead of checkering, grip has 4 carved flutes on each side, running from grip cap toward lockplates. Borders are stippled. Two piece forend continues the fluted theme with 11 flutes running to slightly schnabeled horn cap at muzzles. Front portion is attached to bbls by the sling loop. Removable portion of forend has Deeley release and horn spacer where it joins front piece of forend. Bore diameter: left -.676, right -.674. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.032. Drop at heel: Approx 3-1/16″, drop at rear of hogback: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: Approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 15″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain virtually all of high quality British re-black. Action retains virtually all of its original silver anodized finish. Lockplates retain nearly all of their French gray, high points pleasingly silvered. Screws and cocking slide are newly temper blued. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish with grain lifted somewhat, and a number of marks from handling and use.Original Pad has collapsed, and needs replacing. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent. A very finely made gun in an unusual configuration and finish, probably one of a kind. 53201-3 (8,500-9,500) C&R – Lot 1271

1272
$0.00

*FINE QUALITY, NEAR NEW, BOXLOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE BY JOSEF WINKLER OF FERLACH RETAILED BY GRECO SPORT IN LUGANO.

SN 423145. Cal. 9.3 x 74R. 25-1/2″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with matted quarter rib which supports claw scope bases and one standing leaf rear sight, and matching front base with silver bead, are marked with retailers name and address on mid rib, and with caliber on unmatted portion of quarter rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1969 Ferlach nitro proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with steel type (Bohler Antinit), and caliber. Josef Winkler’s mark is on bottom of right bbl. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Coin finished scallop-backed boxlock action features automatic safety, crossbolt third fastener, disc set strikers, reinforced frame, and dbl triggers (front set). Action is engraved with well cut scroll and some geometric borders which surround semi-relief game scenes, suitable quarry for this caliber; running stag on left side, charging wild boar on right. A European elk (moose) is on trigger plate. Top lever and trigger guard are blued, and have matching scroll. Relatively plain European walnut slightly hog-backed capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over open sided brown pad, and features right hand shadow line cheekpiece, chin strap transition to grip, which is checkered in point pattern, as well as a sling loop matching that on bbl. Matching beavertail ejector forend with Deeley release, has engine turned iron. Drop at heel: approx 3-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-13/16″. Cast: slightly off . Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new, appears unfired since proof, with only a few faint handling and assembly marks on wood and metal. Mechanically excellent. 53022-6 MGM (7,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1272

1273
$11,500.00

*EXTREMELY FINE EMPIRE GRADE FABRIQUE NATIONALE SUPERPOSED RIFLE IN .270 CALIBER WITH CASE.

SN 8L3PX64009. Cal. 270. Spectacular & unusual over/under rifle with 24″ superposed bbls, ramp front sight and folding rear sight. It has ejectors & gold plated sgl selective trigger. Mounted with spectacular burl honey & chocolate Circassian walnut wood with 3-pc forearm with schnable tip, full checkered with tulip forend. Stock has swan neck style with raised panels behind action. LOP is 14-3/8″ over an skip line checkered butt, butt screws are blued with gold line work. Action, sideplates, trigger guard, forend iron & bbl reinforcements are high polish with royal blue finish and very tastefully executed gold wire inlay by master engraver Lucian Ernst, in typical Empire Grade fashion. Serial number on the top tang is in tiny gold numbers. Ejectors, concealed parts of the forend iron and edges of the receiver are hand polished. Accompanied by a brown leatherette, faux-fur, lined case that contains the orig owner’s manual and target along with the official certificate of identification dated “20 June 1984”. Also includes factory proof test target. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Likely test fired only. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Stock has 2 or 3 small creases in the finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is very good with minor scrapes and handling marks. 53193-2 JSL (12,500-17,500) – Lot 1273

1274
$12,650.00

*EXQUISITE CASED FABRIQUE NATIONALE D4G SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN 2-BBL SET WITH CASE.

SN 54887S75. Cal. 12 ga. Exceptionally fine Browning with 27-5/8″ bbls having a Broadway style rib with white Bradley front bead and semi-beavertail 3-pc forearm. It is choked LT MOD/LT MOD. #2 bbls have a narrow tapered matted rib with fine steel bead and a 3-pc forearm with schnable tip and choked MOD/FULL. It is mounted with exceptional, highly figured, marble cake honey & chocolate Circassian walnut with satin oil finish, full knob long tang stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-3/8″ LOP over a skip-line checkered hard rubber buttplate. Grip cap has a gold oval with initials “TAW”. It is fitted with ejectors & wide checkered sgl selective trigger. Receiver & forend iron are spectacularly engraved with a full side vignette of three flying pheasant in a woodland scene on the left, three flying ducks in a marsh scene on the right, with the balance having 100% peened background on action coverage, extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns. Left side has the engraver’s signature “R. Dewil”. Top tang has “S”, “O” and “U” in gold. Engraving patterns extend up over the bbl reinforcements. Accompanied by a brown leatherette covered square corner case with green felt lined bottom and tan faux fur. Drop at the heel 2-1/8″, drop at the comb 1-1/4″. Bore restrictions: #1 top – .004, bottom – .004, #2 top – .023, bottom – .011. Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz with bbl set #1. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains nearly all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with minor staining noted on sides of action. Blue is strong & bright and the stock finish has minor handling marks but overall is exceptionally fine. Mechanic are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is fine. This gun perhaps has just been test fired only. Case is in excellent overall condition with minor scrapes and handling marks. 53193-1 JSL (10,000-15,000) – Lot 1274

1275
$0.00

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 28 GAUGE BROWNING “MIDAS” GRADE NEW STYLE SKEET SHOTGUN ENGRAVED BY GODIMUS AND DEWIL.

SN 3294F70. Cal. 28 ga. 28″ Bbls with narrow matted ventilated rib marked for “skeet” and “skeet” are also marked with Browning Morgan Utah and Montreal P.Q. addresses on left side of top bbl, twin ivory beads, and with gauge and steel, etc. information on right. Blued superposed action with gold-plated single selective trigger, is engraved in typical “Midas” style with near full coverage large open shaded acanthus scroll surrounding gold inlaid game scenes within fancy gold inlaid borders; depicting a trio of pheasant on left side and three ducks on right. A quail flies across bottom of action. Engravers signatures “A. Godimus” on left and “R. Dewil” on right bottom rear. Burl figured claro walnut square knob buttstock with fancy patterned checkering wrapping over grip, measures 14″ over open sided Browning pad. Long tapered target forend is of darker wood which can be typical for Superposed guns. Bore diameter: top -.545, bottom – .545. Bore restrictions: top – .004 (skeet), bottom – .005 (skeet). Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP:14″. CONDITION: Very fine as partially restored. Shows some thinning of blue at bottom of receiver from normal hand wear, Barrels and trigger bow retain most of what is likely a factory quality restored blue finish. Stocks have some light marks in what appears to be renewed finish. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. Consignor states that only 35 of these guns were made. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Please read the Conditions of Sale, section 15, for more information regarding the Endangered Species Act, and your responsibilities as a buyer. 53103-1 (8,000-12,000) ESA – Lot 1275

1276
$4,312.50

*VERY EARLY PRE-WAR BROWNING DIANA SUPERPOSED 12 GA. SHOTGUN.

SN 2549. (1932) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls, marked * Full/* Full beneath forend, are fitted with early style stepped ventilated rib. Browning Ogden address is on top left, with patent and Belgian marks on top right. French grey-finished action with early-style Browning single selective trigger, selector on trigger plate, is engraved in a variation of Pre-war Diana style with pheasant on left side. Right side is engraved with three ducks. Fronts of fences and ejector bolsters on bbls are deeply relief engraved in floral motif, which is typical on pre-war Diana grade guns. Bottom of action has scene of three partridge. Engraving is unsigned. This pattern was a common option for pre-war Diana’s coming to the U.S.. Streaked and lightly figured European walnut long tang round knob buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over leather faced Hawkins pad. Long slim forend with engraved metal nose cap matches well. Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom – .725. Bore restrictions: top – .035 (full), bottom – .035 (full). Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-blue. Original French grey finish of action has some light oxidation overall, engraving remains sharp. Stocks have old refinish, checkering show some wear. Bores are fine with some light frosting. Action is tight. Mechanically good. 53201-4 (4,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 1276

1277
$12,650.00

*BROWNING “TROMBONE” RIFLE ENGRAVED BY ANGELO BEE.

SN 31276. Cal. 22 LR. 22″ Bbl. Metal parts of this fine little rifle have been coin finished and completely engraved from stem to stern by master Angelo Bee with near full coverage large open scrolling acanthus with punch dot shading running the entire length of the bbl and on nearly all of action where it surrounds multi-colored relief gold inlays of birds of prey and their quarry. The multi-color inlay is very interesting in that colors merge from yellow through red, and red through silver on the eagles. Left side of action portrays bald eagle in pursuit of a pair of flushing grouse with mountains in background, while a golden eagle attempts to grab a scampering rabbit on right. Top of action depicts a red gold quail perched on a silver branch. FN information on bbl and SN on bottom of action are in flush gold. Angelo Bee’s signature of a bee over “ABEE” is at bottom of scene on top. Exhibition quality beautifully marbled and figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over blued steel scroll engraved buttplate. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially unused since custom finishing, with a couple of light marks mostly in buttstock. Mechanically excellent. 52870-1 MGM (7,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 1277

1278
$6,900.00

CUSTOM MADE GOLD AND SILVER ANGELO BEE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER BELT BUCKLE.

2″ x 1-1/2″ oval high polished silver with gold with Winchester logo horseman. Buckle is signed “ABEE” just like signature seen on his engraved guns. The gold horseman is 1-1/2″ x 1″, made of yellow gold. Finely engraved details in rider and horse, carrying his carbine, can be seen in photographs. The foliage he is riding over is nicely highlighted in a green/gold alloy. Buckle is quite thick, weighing about 2-1/2 ounces with 1″ belt loop and belt stud on verso. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, very light scratching to high polish background. Finishing marks on back and a couple of small dents on reverse edge of rim. 53134-2 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1278

1279
$0.00

*RARE “EXPERIMENTAL” WINCHESTER MODEL 21 “GRAND AMERICAN” DOUBLE RIFLE IN 8 X 57JR WITH CASE AND FACTORY LETTER.

SN 33967. Cal. .8X57JR. 26″ Bbls with roll die marking on top left bbl areengraved with caliber. One standing, three folding leaf express rear sight is in island base, and gold bead front sight is in matching ramp. Breech ends of bbls are engraved with 3″ triangles of scroll. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN, caliber, Winchester proof marks, and “EXPERIMENTAL”. Bottoms of bbls are marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. Blued flat side action with engine turned water table, is proofed and marked “EXPERIMENTAL”. Breechface and sides of action have gas escape ports. Action is fitted with gold plated single selective trigger and automatic safety. Action is engraved in “Grand American” style with 80% coverage scroll surrounding vignettes of game semi-relief inlaid in gold, which are suitable quarry for this caliber; bugling elk on left side, moose on right, and big horn sheep on trigger plate. The head of a grizzly bear is in gold on trigger guard bow. Fences are relief carved with oak leaves and acorns. XXXX crotch figured American walnut engraved steel capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over red Winchester pad. Side panels and grip are B-carved, with numerous fleur-di-lis intrusions and flourishes into butt. Matching beavertail ejector forend has inset contrasting wood tip, reinforcing brace, and engine turned internals. Drop at heel: approx 2-5/16″, drop at comb: approx 1-1/2″. Weight: 9 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. Oak and leather case with brass corners has gold canvas trimmed outer cover. Case is lined in burgundy clo