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W2285 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886
Item # W2285
38-56 WCF Special order 30 inch octagon barrel and full length magazine tube. Original sights include flip up ladder rear sight. Wood in good condition with a special order shotgun buttplate. Barrel, magazine tube and receiver have been completely refinished and retain most all of that expertly restored finish. Perfect bore. Excellent inside and out.
Antique $ 5,975.
W2332 WINCHESTER MODEL 92 CARBINE
Item # W2332
Caliber 44-40. Original flip up ladder carbine rear sight and a blade front sight. Walnut stocks in excellent condition with most all original varnish. Barrel and mag tube retain about 95% slightly toning blue. Excellent markings. Receiver retains 95% blue. This is a higher number gun so it has the "Japan" style finish which looks darker than the blue on the barrel and magazine. This is an Eastern Carbine. 1892 carbines are hard to find in 44 WCF and this is an excellent gun that would be hard to improve upon.
Modern $ 5,750.
W2340 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE IN 44 WCF
Item # W2340
This is the gun that everybody wants with its octagon barrel and full length mag tube chambered in the desirable 44 WCF caliber complete with a crescent butt plate. "The gun that won the West". Good bore with good rifling. Wood shows a few mars and dings but is sound and solid with no cracks or splits. Rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is in very nice condition with good sharp corners, excellent markings and original sights. Crisp tight action. Original dust cover. 50-60% barrel and magazine blue. 40% original receiver blue. Nice sharp little gun that is hard to find with octagon barrel in 44-40 that isn't a complete wreck. Good looking example that you can take out and have some fun with or just add it to your collection.
Antique $ 4,575.
W2304 WINCHESTER MODEL ‘06 22 CALIBER PUMP ACTION RIFLE
Item # W2304
Gumwood stock is in fine condition. Much better than average for these as they are very soft and often go to pieces. Hard rubber buttplate. Overall metal is in very good condition with about 90% barrel and mag tube blue. About 75% receiver blue remains. Excellent bore. Fitted with a Kings ivory bead front sight and typical model 90 Winchester screw on rear sight. These had a problem with flaking because of the high nickel content in the metal. This one is a find in this condition!
Modern $ 1,195.
W2314 WINCHESTER HI-WALL RIFLE
Item # W2314
30 inch number 3 octagon barrel chambered in the desirable 45-90 WCF. Blade front sight with a flat top sporting rear sight and an adjustable Lyman tang sight. Excellent bore. Wood is in very fine condition with a light coat of linseed oil added and a rifle style buttplate. Barrel and receiver retain 98% bright blue. Vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. A very fine little gun. Less than 950 were made in this caliber. Original and complete with a Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 5,500.
W2318 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE
Item # W2318
Caliber 30-30. 26" octagon barrel and full length magazine tube. Original sights include a flat top sporting rear sight and a folding Lyman tang sight. Excellent bore. Wood is also VG with a rifle style buttplate. Barrel and magazine tube retain 95% bright blue. Receiver has 75% blue turning a plum coloration. Clean sharp looking 1894!
Modern $ 1,975.
MR838/MR858 EVANS CARBINE
Item # MR838/MR858
This would be called the New Model repeating carbine. Cal 44. Carbine length bbl at 22". These are quite scarce with a short production run in the late 1870's. This particular gun has a very good blue on the frame. Bbl is more greyed out. A few spots towards the muzzle that are quite heavily pitted and have aged into an antique patina look. The stock has several bruises and dings on it but is actually in amazing cond for it's age. Forearm also shows wear. Bore is bright and shiny with good rifling. Couple of light pits. Nice smooth action. A good collectable scarce gun.
Antique $ 1,675.
WMERZ FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID MODEL 07 CASED WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # WMERZ
Caliber 351. This gun was engraved by William Gough who was a factory engraver. Beautifully done. Way above his average work. On one side is 2 gold inlaid moose and some gold birds in a tree. On the opposite side is a grizzly walking in the sunrise with birds flying off. Just a beautiful scene! Receiver is probably 90% covered with engraving. Barrel has engraving as well. Fancy deluxe 3X grade wood is in excellent condition with just a few light handling mars. Complete with Winchester sling eyes and a hard rubber buttplate. Original sights include a Marble flip up rear sight, Lyman front sight and folding tang sight. Overall gun is excellent with 95% barrel blue. Receiver is at about 90% blue remaining and starting to turn a soft patina. Beautiful engraved game scenes! This gun is new to the market. It has been in my personal collection for over 40 years and before that it came out of a family in New England who had it since new. Fitted in a unique case that has a place for 2 boxes of cartridges. Also holds an extra clip on the bottom. On the lid is room for 2 extra clips in a slot. Winchester logo on the inside of the case and also a Winchester catalogue of tools accompanies it. Case and cartridges are in excellent condition. One of a kind outfit. I feel this was made for the Extra Finish Arms Catalogue of 1917 that never materialized because of WWI. The facts that I stated here are confirmed by a hand written letter by George Madis. Great gun!!
Modern $ 85,000.
W2312 FANTASTIC FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE
Item # W2312
Caliber 45-70. This gun features what I believe is a number 2 pattern factory engraving with 2 gold inlaid animals on one side and a beautifully done moose on the other. Numerous gold inlays around the barrel. The forend cap is outlined in gold. Back of the barrel has a gold band around it. Front of the takedown ring has a gold band. Top of the frame has gold. The bolt has gold lines. Around the frame there is gold lines and on the lever is gold lines. This may be a number 1 pattern. I'm not sure. Overall gun is just beautiful! 22 inch barrel. Excellent bore. Half magazine. Pistol grip deluxe wood is excellent with a monogram. Hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Wood is excellent with most original varnish done in factory pattern D with a combination of checkering and oak leaf carving. Correct front sight. Flip up express rear sight. Gun originally was a full length magazine tube and was returned to the factory to shorten the tube to half length. Under close examination I found on the barrel where they filled in where the retaining ring was about 3 inches back from the muzzle. Beautiful job and you wouldn't know it if I hadn't told you about it. Overall gun is excellent plus with 95% bright shiny blue. Traces of brown patina starting to appear. When the dust settles it will be the Gold Inlaid Winchesters that are going to be the name of the game. Comes complete with a Factory Letter.
Modern $ 250,000.
W1015 INTERESTING DELUXE WINCHESTER 1892 SHORT RIFLE
Item # W1015
Cal 25-20.Takedown configuration with 20" bbl, short takedown forearm, folding tang rear sight and pistol grip checkered deluxe wood. Correct eyes for Winchester sling. Scarce double set trigger. A truly unique gun. This is one of two that are known in this configuration. Both are Deluxe short rifles with the gold border inlays around the receiver and monogram. I first encountered this gun about 45 years ago at the Downtown Denver Show. At that time it was owned by McCroskie of the Denver State Bank. He stated that there were 2 of these guns given to brothers. Both had the monograms engraved, both short rifles and both had the gold borders. At that time he said he was planning on acquiring the 2nd one but I don't believe he did since it has not surfaced. This one is pictured in "The Art of the Gun Volume IV" pg. 32 by Robert M. Lee and R.L. Wilson. Gun was also in John Wood's collection for a number of years. All original gun in Excellent condition with about 98% bright glossy blue. Very light handling mars.
Modern $ 65,000.
W2321 FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # W2321
Caliber 25-35. This one has about every imaginable feature. Half octagon extra light tapered 26 inch barrel, double set triggers, pistol grip checkered Bird's Eye Maple stock carved in style E and a nickel plated Swiss buttplate. Gun is engraved in Winchester pattern number 6. Denizen style gold inlaid animals in an oval on one side and on the opposite side is a buck. On the stock is a fancy monogram. This is probably the only engraved Bird's Eye Maple there is as it is the only one I have ever seen in my over 50 years in the business. Not only engraved but also gold inlaid and top of the line! You won't find anything more collectable than gold inlaid factory engraved Winchesters. Gun has fine condition with about 95% bright original barrel blue. Matted half octagon barrel. Receiver has about 90% blue. Thinning somewhat and toning on the bottom of the receiver. A little wear at the high points. Gun is excellent inside and out. Probably the only gold inlaid Winchester 94 to come on the market this year. Could not be improved upon. Absolutely beautiful gun! One of a kind.
Modern $ 155,000.
W2000 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 STYLE NUMBER 1 ENGRAVED DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W2000
Scarce cal 405 Winchester. This gun is pictured in "Texas Gun Collectors Antique Arms Annual" pg.43. Also pictured in "Winchester Engraving " by R.L. Wilson on pg. 234. This 1895 is well documented. I remember that years ago it was in the collection of Jonathan Peck from Hartford CT. He displayed it at various gun shows with six other guns and called his display "The Magnificent Seven". It was a fantastic display that won him numerous rewards. Mr. Peck was one of the great old collectors of the Antique Gun Business! A wonderful gun with special order extra length deluxe carved stock measuring 14-1/2". Gun is in superb condition with nearly all original blue. A few high line edge wear areas. Take up ring is starting to turn plum/brown some. Wood is carved in the "B" style carving and is excellent condition with shotgun style buttplate. Original sights feature the folding 3-leaf express sight. A beautiful gun that would be hard to improve upon!
Modern $ 275,000.
W1171 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 GOLD INLAID RIFLE OWNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT
Item # W1171
Gun was presented by President Roosevelt to a hunting buddy. Cal 35 WCF. Orig sights. Original carved grade "B" checkered dlx wood in fine condition with an old refinish having been applied some time ago. Overall gun has been refinished and retains virtually all of that reblue. Was nicely done and is very attractive. There are several gold inlaid animals as well as gold borders. Tight scroll engraving covers most all of the gun. Marked on the lower tang is the stamp of John Ulrich, the engraver. This gun is well documented with a couple of Letters from R.L. Wilson and is also pictured in "The Texas Gun Collectors Antique Arms Annual" pg. 142 center gun. This gun was in the Jimmy Fowler collection and then to Greg Martin's collection. A superb historically significant Winchester that deserves to be in the worlds finest collection!
Modern $ 225,000.
W2079/2319 BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF A 1873 AND A 1876 DELUXE RIFLES COMPLETELY RESTORED
Item # W2079/2319
The work on these is fantastic! The guns complement each other perfectly. It is about as close to factory case colors as I've seen. The 1876 has a 28 inch octagon barrel and button magazine in caliber 45-75. Checkered wood is in beautiful condition with sharp checkering and 1 inch longer than standard buttstock with rifle butt. The 1873 is a half octagon barrel with button magazine and in caliber 44-40. Pistol grip stock with beautiful checkered wood. It has a thick base folding tang sight and a Beach combination front sight. Mint bore and a set trigger. Both guns are absolutely gorgeous and were expertly done.
Antique $ 18,500 for 76 and 73 is $ 17,500 or $ 30,000 for the pair.
C1704 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1704/XW9X
Nice cond 22 cal rifle with 24" oct bbl. Bbl has most blue remaining, thinning in spots. Receiver has most finish, some of it aging. The brass loading port has a nice butterscotch patina. Butt stock is in VG cond with the exception of a very small chip at the toe. Hard rubber butt plate is orig and in VG cond. Upper corners by the tang has very small slivers out. Smooth variety forearm in VG cond with no losses. One very light hairline crack coming off the screw going forward. Solid with no movement. Bore is dirty and has some roughness. Could use a good cleaning. Nice little rifle!
Antique $ 1,675.
JM1458 MARLIN MODEL 47 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Item # JM1458
Cal 22 S, L & LR. 22" round bbl with fixed sights. The Model 47 was only available as a premium with the purchase of Marlin stock. Bbl and mag tube are a faded blue. Frame has traces of case color visible. Stocks have been lightly freshened. Nice action. VG bore. This is a great little Marlin!
Modern $ 1,475.
W2306 WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 22 CALIBER PUMP RIFLE
Item # W2306
24 inch full octagon barrel chambered in 22 Long caliber. Original sights. Near excellent bore. Wood is in excellent condition with a rifle style buttplate. Just some very minor signs of oil soaking towards the butt. Overall metal is turning a plum coloration but still retains 75% bright blue. This is an early 2nd model variation. A nice clean all original little gun.
Modern $ 1,395.
XW8X SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1728
22 cal. This is a very nice example with most shiny receiver blue remaining. Bbl also has nearly all blue with some aging to it and light frecking towards the muzzle. Bottom of the gun at the carry point has turned an aged brown color along with the trigger guard and lower tang. Lyman beaded front sight. The upper tang is equipped with a Lyman tang sight with small aperture in tact. There is a couple extra holes in this sight. Evidently was used on a couple of different guns. It is an old sight and in period with the gun. Wood is very nice. Good fitting to frame and tangs. Normal handling marks but no cracks or losses. Very nice hard rubber buttplate. Forearm is VG. Looks nice with just one small hairline crack coming off the left side. Bore is shiny with decent rifling. Nice smooth action. A very nice example of a hard to find rifle. The 22 Cal Lightning rifles will take all Long or all Short .22 cartridges, or part Long and part Short.
Antique $ 2,295 .
JM1252A MARLIN No 18 SLIDE ACTION
Item # JM1252A
A slim trim little rifle with a 20" oct bbl. Cal 22. Most blue remains on both the receiver and the bbl. There is some light to moderate frekking on the bbl and a couple spots on the receiver. Bore is shiny but there is some roughness. Wood is in VG cond and nice fitting. Upper tang has 2 holes drilled for an upper tang sight which are not factory holes. There were about 16,000 of these made from 1906 - 1909 and not seen very often. Very nice little rifle.
Modern $ 1,275.
S1048 SAVAGE 1903 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE
Item # S1048
Savage had quite a collection of different 22 rifles in the early days with the 1903 being their first successful slide action gun. This is a nice one. 90-95% deep rich original factory blue on the bbl and about the same on the receiver. Inside the oct bbl is a VG+ bore. Extra figure wood on the perch belly round knob stock. Stock is in VG condition as is the forearm. No scratches or losses. Very nice. Also comes with orig Savage magazine.
Modern $ 1,275.
W2305 WINCHESTER MODEL 90 IN SCARCE CALIBER 22 LONG RIFLE
Item # W2305
22 LR caliber. 24 inch octagon barrel, correct magazine tube and original sights. Excellent bore. Wood has a few minor handling mars but is generally in fine condition with a rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is very good with 95% barrel blue and receiver has about 90% blue with some flaking. Nice clean model 90!
Modern $ 1,675.
C1799 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1799
22 cal. Oct bbl. Nice condition gun with 70-80% blue remaining on the receiver and 80%+ on the bbl. Upper and lower tang have turned a bit. Wood is nice fitting and in overall VG condition. There is a chip on the hard rubber buttplate right at the toe. Forearm is nice condition but has a well done repair on the bottom. These 22's had a fragile slide handle. Action works well. Bore is dark and needs a good cleaning. Nice little Colt. The 22 Cal Lightning rifles will take all long or all short .22 cartridges, or part Long and part Short. Not Long Rifle cartridges.
Antique $ 1,475.
R2249 REMINGTON MODEL 1894 A GRADE DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # R2249
30 inch barrels. Good bores. Automatic ejectors. Wood is in fine condition with sharp checkering and most original varnish. 14 inch LOP. High grade Damascus barrels with about 75% pattern. Case hardened receiver retains about 50% thinning case colors. Nice clean shotgun.
Antique $ 1,475.
MSG900 FACTORY ENGRAVED PRE-WAR DARNE 28 GAUGE SLIDING BREECH SHOTGUN
Item # MSG900
Overall gun is in near new condition with virtually all the barrel blue. The receiver is nicely engraved with a French gray color for finish. Wood is checkered and in very good condition. 14-1/2 inch LOP to end of a checkered buttstock. Double triggers. Nicely figured wood retains almost all original varnish. Clean little gun that weighs merely 5 pounds 4 ounces. These 28 gauge Darnes are very scarce. I only know of one other and that is in my personal collection. Excellent inside and out.
Modern $ 5,500.
MR1219 PRE WAR DIANA MODEL 20 AIR RIFLE
Item # MR1219
.177 caliber. These were made somewhere around 1937-1940. Gun is in beautiful condition with 95%+ bright blue finish. Original sights. Mechanics are excellent. Walnut stock is in excellent condition. This is a high quality German air rifle. I don't believe I have ever seen another one. Comes complete with a letter from the manufacturer stating facts about the gun.
Antique $ 395.
MSG903 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER BELGIAN MADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG903
29 inch barrels. Fair bores. Action is about fair. Slightly loose but still functions okay. Wood shows a fair amount of use with a lot of wear to the checkering. Still solid and sound with no splits or cracks. 14 inches to the end of a steel buttplate. Overall gun is generally brown. Good functioning locks marked Bridge Gun Co.
Antique $ 225.
MSG902 NORINCO MODEL 99 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER STAGE COACH STYLE GUN
Item # MSG902
12 Gauge featuring 20 inch barrels with 3 inch chambers. Marked on top of the barrels is Norinco Model 99. A modern clone of the Remington 1887 double shotgun, the Norinco M99 is a sturdy and robust replica of an icon of the Old West. It is obviously a great choice for Cowboy Action Shooting. Appears to be un-fired. Made in China.
Modern $ 225 sale pending.
MSG901 DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SIDE BY SIDE GERMAN MADE SHOTGUN BY FOERSTER
Item # MSG901
Gun features a back action style lockplates. Horn trigger guard. Beautifully engraved with tight English style scrolls. Top opener. 31 inch barrels and excellent bores. High quality grade Damascus pattern is quite visible. Action has traces of case colors and has turned a silver color. Wood is in fine condition with a cheek piece, pistol grip stock and nicely checkered. Hard rubber buttplate. High quality gun by a well known maker. Should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 2,275.
MSG899 LEFEVER E-GRADE SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG899
Featuring 32 inch barrels with automatic ejectors, double triggers, improved and modified chokes. Side lock action features game scenes engraved on both sides. A hunting dog on each side. Beautifully done engraving. Stock appears to have a well done piece inlaid into the stock making it a higher cheek piece. 14-1/4 inch LOP. 1-3/4 inch DAC and 2-5/8 inch DAH. KICK EEZ pad has been added. 90% original barrel blue. Receiver has about 80% bright vivid case colors remaining. Nice clean gun.
Modern $ 3,475.
MSG898 ITHACA GRADE 5 SINGLE BARREL TRAP
Item # MSG898
12 gauge. Ventilated rib. Beautifully engraved with a pheasant on one side and a wood cock on the other inlaid in gold. Wood is in excellent condition with most original lacquer. 1-5/8 inch DAC and 1-1/2 inch DAH. 15-1/2 inches LOP. Original Ithaca recoil pad. Overall gun is superb with 99% bright blue and nearly all vivid case colors. Beautiful gun inside and out.
Modern $ 4,500.
MSG897 CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY SIDE BY SIDE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG897
Choked improved modified and cylinder. Overall gun is beautifully done. Expertly engraved in floral pattern. Game scenes featuring a dog and pheasants and other various birds inlaid in gold on the receiver sides. Circassian style walnut has sharp checkering and a beautiful grained pattern. Measures 13 inches to the end of the wood and 14 inches to the end of the recoil pad. 1-7/8 inch DAC and 3-3/4 inch DAH. Overall metal is in excellent condition with 90% coin finish to the receiver. Prussian marked as well as the crossed hammer and pistol marking on the frame. Nice clean little gun.
Modern $ 9,975.
MSG894 W.C. SCOTT 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN
Item # MSG894
Features a 30 inch barrels with a solid rib. Automatic ejectors. Double triggers. Wood is in very good condition showing only minor wear to the checkering. Stocks measure 14 inches to the end of the buttplate. Barrels retain about 75% thinning blue. Receiver and side plates have 50% case colors. Beautiful scroll engraving nicely done. Mechanical condition is excellent and should make a fine shooter.
Modern $ 3,475.
MSG893 410 OVER AND UNDER BARETTA 687 SILVER PIGEON
Item # MSG893
Comes with plastic case. Gun is in "as new" condition. Beautiful gold inlaid birds in a case hardened action. Barrel retains all blue and receiver has all the case colors. Beautiful checkered wood. As new inside and out. A fairly scarce gun!
Modern $ 3,650.
MSG839 ITHACA 4 E SINGLE BARREL TRAP
Item # MSG839
Gun appears to have a complete factory restoration. Retains all of that refinish. Crisp sharp engraving. Wood is beautiful condition and has an Ithaca pad. Features 14-1/2 inch LOP. Just over 100k serial range. Should make a great shooter.
Modern $ 2,275.
W2185 ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 12 DELUXE TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # W2185
12 gauge. Engraved in the Kornbrath style. Features 3 gold animals on one side. One Labrador dog and 2 quail. Three gold inlaid ducks are on the other side. 30 inch barrel with a Simmons marked ventilated rib. Deluxe fancy Fleur de lis style checkering in excellent condition with 3X grade wood. Measures 13-1/2 inches to end of wood and 14-3/4 inch to the end of the recoil pad . Gun retains 97% of a restored finish done at the time of engraving. Expertly done. Will make a good shooter.
Modern $ 6,750.
W2335 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE HOME GUARD GUN
Item # W2335
Given to an Attorney in New Jersey by the name of Werner Westervelt during World War I by the US Government for use as Home Guard defense. A letter written by James F Quimby states that Werner Westervelt was his wife's grandfather and that Werner later purchased the rifle to keep for personal use. This gun is in superb condition. It shows very little use with the exception of some nicks and mars . Correct carbine style buttplate that retains most blue. Overall metal is very nice with just some minor flaking of receiver on the left hand side. Correct sights and an excellent bore. A very fine gun. Complete with correct saddle ring.
Modern $ 2,875.
W2308 WINCHESTER MODEL 50 12 GAUGE TRAP SHOTGUN
Item # W2308
12 Gauge with 2-3/4 inch chambers. Full choke. Checkered deluxe grade wood with a Monte Carlo cheek piece. Ventilated rib. Mechanical condition is excellent. About 95% blue. Some minor mars and handling marks on the stock but other than that it is a beautiful little gun.
Modern $ 975.
W2108 IVER JOHNSON 410 SKEET DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # W2108
28 inch barrels, extractors and double triggers. Wood is checkered and in very nice condition with 13-3/4 inch pull to the end of the wood and another 3 inches of a KICK EEZ black recoil pad added. Wood retains most original varnish and checkering is sharp. Barrels and receiver retain about 97% bright blue. A little toning on the trigger guard. Clean sharp looking gun.
Modern $ 3,950.
W2301 WINCHESTER MODEL 61 22 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # W2301
22 Short Long or Long Rifle. 24 inch round barrel. Overall gun is in superb condition with 99% bright shiny blue. Wood is excellent and retains most all original varnish. Correct original sights. Mint bore. Excellent inside and out. Used very little. Made in 1946. Great little 61!
Modern $ 1,375 sale pending.
W2113 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 2ND MODEL SRC
Item # W2113
Standard 20 inch barrel configuration. Cal 44-40. Shootable bore with well defined rifling and scattered pitting. Original sights include the early 66 style flip up rear sight. Overall gun has sharp corners, excellent markings and a plum/brown color. Wood has a few mars and dings but no cracks or splits. Complete with a carbine style buttplate. A later 2nd model carbine in the 79k serial range. Still a very desirable gun. Nice functioning action. Original dust cover. Made in 1881.
Antique $ 3,500.
MSG880 ALLEN & THURBER ENGRAVED PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN
Item # MSG880
12 gauge. 30" solid rib Damascus bbls. Single brass bead on the concave rib. Bbl markings are "Allen & Thurber" and "Worcester". Bbls are brown with visible Damascus pattern. Hammers, action, forend cap and buttplate have light scroll engraving. Wood is in fair refinished condition with checkering worn smooth. Complete with wooden ramrod. Interesting back action percussion double shotgun.
Antique $ 2,295.
MR1139 ADAM SCHURF MARTINI ZIMMERSCHUETZEN RIFLE
Item # MR1139
Cal BB. 26-1/2" oct bbl with most of a reblue remaining. Good marking. Restored receiver, trigger guard and buttplate have bright vivid case colors. Deluxe checkered stock with cheek piece and thumb rest . There is a chip out at the toe and scratched checkering on the right side. Zimmerschuetzen sights.
Antique $ 2,275.
W2328 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE
Item # W2328
Cal 44-40. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube.Original sights. Very near excellent bore. Wood is in VG condition with a special order shotgun style buttplate. Overall metal is excellent with sharp corners and good markings. Retains about 30-40% blue turning a plum color. Action is crisp and tight. Original dust cover. Gun is excellent inside and out with the exception of a small sliver of wood taken off on both sides of the forearm rounding off the forearm. If you didn't know that it shouldn't be this way you wouldn't even notice. Nice clean sharp gun that is hard to find in a 44-40 oct bbl. Very desirable.
Antique $ 4,175.
W2276 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W2276
Cal 45-70. 26" round bbl and full length mag tube. Typical blade front sight and folding leaf '86 marked rear sight. VG shiny bore. Crisp action. Wood is excellent with most original varnish and a rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 95% original blue with a slight trace of brown starting to appear. Receiver has 85-90% vivid case colors. Hammer and lever have strong case colors too. A nice clean original gun complete with Cody research form.
Antique $ 9,750 sale pending.
W2316 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W2316
Cal 40-65 WCF. 26 inch octagon barrel with full length mag. A Lyman front, Winchester buckhorn rear sight and Lyman folding tang sight. Bore appears to be bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Would benefit from a good cleaning. High gloss lacquer finish on 3X grade wood is in excellent condition with most original varnish and a shotgun style hard rubber buttplate. The straight stock uncheckered deluxe is very scarce gun. Barrel and mag have about 50% blue toning to plum/brown. Receiver has excellent traces of case color. Fairly bright in protected areas. Overall gun is fine. All original in a scarce configuration.
Antique $ 10,500.
W2109 WINCHESTER 1876 IN 50 EXPRESS
Item # W2109
There were only 873 rifles made with the 26 inch round barrel chambered in the desirable 50 Express caliber. Special order button mag. Wood has correct shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun has been completely refinished and looks VG. Bright vivid case colors on the frame. Bbl retains most of the refinish blue. Wood also retains most of the refinish. Crisp tight action. Nice bore with a few minor pits. Correct sights. A clean sharp good looking 76!
Antique $ 7,650.
W926 ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE
Item # W926
44 RF cal. Usual configuration with 24 inch octagon bbl that has integral magazine made in March 1863 during the height of the Civil War. Receiver and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved with about full coverage flowing foliate and floral arabesque patterns with fine pearled background on sides and side plates. Matching patterns extend over top of receiver, top tang and on buttplate tang is believed to be the work of master engraver Samuel J. Hoggson. Receiver and buttplate are gold washed. Very rare rosewood stocks are in good lightly freshened condition, extremely few are known of today. Barrel and mag tube are an antique brown patina. Bore has good shine with light scattered roughness and deep rifling. Receiver retains about 20% of the original gold wash and the buttplate has about the same. Traces of case color remain on hammer. Action is good. The right side of the stock is inlaid with an oval silver plate. An interesting old Henry rifle that was inspected by Oliver Winchester himself.
Antique $ 65,000.
W761 HISTORIC HENRY PRESENTATION RIFLE
Item # W761
Cal 44RF. Early production serial number 1111. Right side of the receiver is period engraved "Edgar Totten Wisconsin April 8th From Wm. A Warren" For some unknown reason the year has been deliberately taken out. Many privately purchased Henry's were carried by soldiers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky (which cost them $42. About 3 months soldiers pay) during the Civil War. I found an Edgar Totten who mustered out of the 173rd Regiment in October of 1865. There was a William Warren listed from Bellevue, Iowa. He was the local sheriff and the leader of a posse during the "Bellevue War". He went on to become an important quartermaster for the Union Army in the Civil War. Not sure of the connection between the two or the reason for the presentation. This rifle is in Good overall condition showing honest wear and color for it's age. The rear sight is missing the slider. This is a great piece of American History that anyone would be proud to own.
Antique $ 67,500.
MSG851 BRASS BARREL BLUNDERBUSS FLINTLOCK
Item # MSG851
No markings appear on the bbl which measures 14-3/8" with 1-1/2" at the muzzle. Brass trigger guard and butt plate along with the bbl have a nice aged patina. The lock looks like it could be French but the rest of the gun seems to be an American assembly. Wood is got some areas of chipping and dings and has some sort of finish added. There is a replacement wooden rod. A great piece of History.
Antique $ 2,295.
MR1186 AMERICAN PERCUSSION HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE
Item # MR1186
Cal 38 Percussion. 32" part octagon bbl with a slightly rebated muzzle cut for the false muzzle and starter. Sights include globe front sight and adjustable notch rear sight with long extension. Bbl has a bright blue finish and the marking "WESSON" on top of the oct part of the bbl. Rifle has German silver furniture and a half stock with a patch box. Gun weighs a hefty 14 lbs. Wood is in overall good refinished condition. There is some wood missing on the right side of the forend. A great conversation piece!
Antique $ 2,175.
W2184 WINCHESTER MODEL 76 RIFLE
Item # W2184
Cal 40-60. 28" full oct bbl and full length mag. VG bore that would benefit from a good cleaning. Correct Winchester 76 marked rear ladder sight and typical blade front sight. Wood shows a fair amount of original varnish with the usual handling mars. No splits or cracks. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Overall metal has turned a plum/brown color with good traces of blue in protected areas. Good markings. Sharp corners. Nice functioning action. A sharp little gun!
Antique $ 3,250.
W2112 WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE
Item # W2112
28 inch octagon barrel chambered in 45-75 WCF with full length mag tube. Correct ladder rear sight with silver inlaid Winchester front sight. Nice bore with just a few minor pits and sharp rifling. Wood has a considerable amount of original varnish with rifle style buttplate. There is a nicely done repaired crack in the forearm. Crisp tight action. Gun retains about 10% original blue. Sharp corners. Correct dust cover.
Antique $ 3,275.
W2105 WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE
Item # W2105
Cal 45-60. 28" oct bbl, full length mag tube and rifle style butt. Correct folding model 76 rear sight and Winchester blade front sight. Wood shows some handling dings and mars but retains most varnish with some sort of carving on the buttstock. Gun retains about 60% bbl blue with thinning blue on the mag tube. Receiver is about 30-40% blue. Crisp action. Orig dust cover. A nice clean sharp little gun.
Antique $ 6,975.
W473 WINCHESTER 1890 SECOND MODEL RIFLE
Item # W473
24 inch octagon barrel chambered in 22 WRF caliber. A pretty good looking rifle with most all of the original barrel blue remaining. Inside is a very nice bore. Receiver also exhibits most original finish that is thinning, especially on the right side, but nearly all there. There is an extra screw on the upper tang where it evidently sported a tang sight at one time. Good overall cond wood with normal handling marks and one ding on the bottom. All in all a pretty good looking Winchester.
Modern $ 1,450.
W2302 WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 2ND MODEL RIFLE
Item # W2302
24 inch octagon barrel chambered in 22 Short caliber. VG bore with some minor pitting. Correct sights include a beaded Lyman front and a factory rear. Wood is in very nice condition with just a few light handling mars. Rifle style buttplate. Metal is VG overall with about 90% original blue starting to slightly tone. Traces of case color on the hammer. Good looking shooter.
Modern $ 1,375.
W2300 EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 RIFLE WITH RARE CASE COLORED FRAME
Item # W2300
24 inch octagon barrel chambered in 22 Short caliber. Original sights include a folding Beachs combination front sight, typical insert rear sight and a Lyman folding tang sight. Bore would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood retains most original varnish. Correct rifle style buttplate with good traces of case color. Gun has about 90% bbl and mag blue. Receiver retains about 40% thinning case color. Traces of color on the hammer. Early antique serial number in the 20k range. Nice original hard to find gun.
Antique $ 4,175.
MR1169 HAMILTON RIFLE NO.15
Item # MR1169
The Number 15 Hamilton boys rifle in 22 caliber. Metal is a brown/gray patina. Metal piece on the stock and the butt plate have been painted black. Wood looks nice and smooth. Original peep rear and blade front sights. Bore has roughness throughout and would benefit from a good cleaning.
Modern $ 315.
MR1168 HAMILTON RIFLE NUMBER 27
Item # MR1168
The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles with 500,000 being made. 22 caliber tip up frame boys rifle. This one has a pretty good bore with good rifling. Metal surfaces have been cleaned long ago. Wood is nice looking and refinished. A slight crack on the left side of the forearm. Original sights. A good entry level Hamilton to start your collection.
Modern $ 250.
MR1167 THE HAMILTON RIFLE NO.27
Item # MR1167
The Model 27 was the most popular of all Hamilton rifles with 500,000 being made. Just an honest looking brown patina gun. Bore has visible rifling. Would benefit from a good cleaning. Wood shows some wear with dings and scrapes. Original sights. Good Hamilton for the money.
Modern $ 285.
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