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W2090 WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN

Item # W2090

W2090  WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN 24 inch round barrel chambered in 30 WCF. Shiny bore with a crisp action. Features a Marbles front sight, flip up Marbles rear sight and a Lyman folding tang sight. Overall gun is generally VG with about 75% toning bbl blue and about 40% receiver blue. Wood is VG condition with a shotgun style buttplate. Nice clean original rifle with low serial number.

Modern  $ 1,275.

W2089 WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE

Item # W2089

W2089  WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE Cal 32-40. 26" half oct bbl and button mag. Wood has a light coat of varnish added. Not sanded. Shotgun style buttplate. Winchester flat top sporting rear sight and Lyman front sight. Bbl retains about 60-70% blue that is starting to tone. Receiver is mostly a brown coloration with some varnish overrun from the stock. Should be easy to clean up. Scarce configuration and a desirable caliber.

Modern  $ 1,375.

W2088 DELUXE 03 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN CALIBER 22 AUTO

Item # W2088

W2088  DELUXE 03 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN CALIBER 22 AUTO Original pistol grip stock shows some minor handling mars and slight loss of varnish. Fine condition with no cracks. Original sights. VG bore. Bbl retains about 90% blue that is starting to tone. Receiver has about 85-90% blue slightly toning. Nice clean all original little gun.

Modern  $ 1,875.

W2086 WINCHESTER 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE

Item # W2086

W2086  WINCHESTER 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE Cal 38-55. 26" half oct bbl and half mag. Winchester buckhorn rear sight and typical Winchester front sight. VG bore with sharp rifling and some minor corrosion. Extra finish wood in VG condition with rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains 90% blue. Receiver retains about 65-70% blue. Complete with research form.

Modern  $ 2,975.

W2085 VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN

Item # W2085

W2085  VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN 30 WCF caliber. Special order 22" half oct extra light weight bbl and full length mag tube. Wood is in VG+ condition with most varnish in tact and a shotgun style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain 95%+ bright blue. Receiver has about 75-80% blue flaking in some areas. Complete with a Lyman front mounted sight with ivory bead and sporting rear sight. Someone has mounted a sight on the side at one time evident by the 2 holes in the receiver. Nice gun with vivid case colors on the hammer and lever.

Antique  $ 3,750.

W2084 WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE

Item # W2084

W2084  WINCHESTER 1894 RIFLE 26" half oct bbl, button mag and in cal 30-30. 3-leaf platinum lined rear sight and a Lyman front sight. VG bore. Wood has a few light handling mars but still retains most of the original lacquer. Shotgun style buttplate. Bbl retains 95% blue. Receiver has about 85% blue. Case colors on the hammer and lever. Complete with early antique serial number.

Antique  $ 2,995.

W2083 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W2083

W2083  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE Cal 38-40. 24" round bbl and full length mag tube. Excellent bore. Wood is in VG cond with most orig varnish. Towards the end of the stock there is some minor cracking and oil soaking at the buttplate. 98% bright blue and vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Complete with Factory Letter stating mentioned features. An early 3rd model in 38-40 had a standard shotgun butt so that is not listed.

Antique  $ 8,500.

W2082 UNUSUAL WINCHESTER DELUXE 73

Item # W2082

W2082  UNUSUAL WINCHESTER DELUXE 73 This gun was probably made for a child or a woman. It is a special order extra rapid taper 1/2 oct bbl 22" in length. At the muzzle it measures just under 6/10 of an inch. A normal 32-20 would probably be a little over 76/100 of an inch. Quite a bit smaller than standard and I have never seen another one like it. Correct short rifle forearm. Factory Letter states all these features including the checkered pistol grip stock with shotgun butt. I removed the buttplate to view and there are 3 large holes where they reduced weight on the stock. Factory Letter states 7-1/4 lbs hence the hollowed out stock which also measures only 12-1/4". Original Factory work. Buttplate fits perfectly. Excellent condition with most orig stock varnish on 3X grade wood. Sharp checkering. Bbl retains about 90% blue having toned very slightly. Receiver is in excellent condition with about 40% case colors that are turning from vivid to a more silver color. Crisp tight action. Orig dust cover. A very unusual gun. I haven't seen another like it and probably won't again.

Antique  $ 16,500.

W2081 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN 303 BRITISH

Item # W2081

W2081 WINCHESTER MODEL 95 TAKEDOWN RIFLE IN 303 BRITISH Original sights include a Winchester flat top sporting rear sight, blade front sight and a "Climbin Lyman" series 21 receiver sight. 28" rapid taper bbl. Original sling eyes. Wood retains nearly all orig varnish with a rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue. Receiver has about 95% blue. A nice clean 95 takedown that is getting hard to find in 303 British.

Modern  $ 2,995.

W2080 WINCHESTER MODEL 86 RIFLE

Item # W2080

W2080  WINCHESTER MODEL 86 RIFLE Cal 38-70. 26" 1/2 oct bbl with a fine bore and original sights. Correct 2/3 mag tube. Orig wood has been nicely refinished and in excellent cond with rifle style buttplate. Overall gun has been refinished by Doug Turnbull. Vivid case color. Bright glossy blue. Gun has a Cody Research Form showing the R & R 's (return and repair by the factory). Originally gun was a 38-56. The last time it was returned to the factory in 1903 it was probably changed to the 1/2 oct 38-70 bbl. Beautiful little gun.

Antique  $ 6,500.

W1169 1ST MODEL HENRY RIFLE

Item # W1169

W1169  1ST MODEL HENRY RIFLE Cal 44 RF. Bbl has a plum/brown coloration with sharp corners and good markings. Receiver has turned a deep butterscotch with some handling mars and dings. Stock is in VG cond with about 75% orig finish remaining. Early rounded 1st model buttplate. Sling swivels. Nice action and all matching numbers. Blade on the front sight looks like it could have been made out of a penny. Nice clean gun and an excellent example of an early 1st model Henry.

Antique  $ 31,000.

W2102 WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TAKE DOWN

Item # W2102

W2102  WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TAKE DOWN Cal 32 WCF. A pretty good looking gun in the 900k range. Still has quite a bit of bbl blue with some freckling. Receiver is mostly a medium brown patina. Butt stock is in VG cond. Nice fitting with no cracks or losses. Forearm is also above average cond. VG+ bore. Nice action.

Modern  $ 1,595 .

W2000 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 STYLE NUMBER 1 ENGRAVED DELUXE RIFLE

Item # W2000

W2000  WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 STYLE NUMBER 1 ENGRAVED DELUXE RIFLE 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

W1171  WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 GOLD INLAID RIFLE OWNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT 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.

W1313 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE

Item # W1313

W1313  WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE Cal 30-40 Krag. 26” full round bbl. Fine bore. Original sights include a Lyman flip up receiver sight as well as a bbl sight. Gun is guaranteed correct. Records indicate that it has a fancy stock, Lyman front and rear sights, shotgun butt, oil finish, 1/2” larger Silvers pad, carved in Style D and received in the Warehouse on October 29, 1898. The gun has all these features listed but left out the engraving. Gun has to be right and this is just an error in the Factory Records. I would put my reputation on this gun being correct with the engraving. I have never seen a carved stock 95 that was not engraved. Especially with the unique 1/2” larger Silvers pad. Engraving is a floral panel motif with 4 different game scenes. It has gold lines at the front of the receiver, end of the bbl and around the back of the receiver. Stock is in excellent condition with sharp carving. A beautiful Silvers pad on it. Fancy 3X grade wood. Overall condition of the gun is approximately 95% orig blue with some thinning on the high point areas. Sharp engraving. Deer in one panel. A moose head in another. A bear on one side and a Big Horn sheep. All original complete with an early 17k serial range. Beautiful little gun! Complete with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 47,500.

8786 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE DOWN DELUXE ENGRAVED SPORTING RIFLE

Item # 8786

8786 WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 TAKE DOWN DELUXE ENGRAVED SPORTING RIFLE This gun is in the 73,XXX serial number range. If you consult R.L. Wilson's Winchester Firearm Engraving book, you'll see several different Model 95's in the 73,74,75 thousand serial number range that were made for the Fancy Finished Arms catalog of 1917 that never materialized. This is one of the new patterns, no doubt and done by Stokes-very typical of his engraving with very delicate scrolls and shell motifs. Caliber 30-06 with a VG+ bore, orig sights include correct Lyman side mount 21 series receiver sight and the engraving is done in such a way that it does not impede on the sight. Orig 3X checkered straight stock deluxe burl wood shows some usage but no splits or cracks; light wear to the checkering; complete with orig Silvers pad. Generally VG+ cond throughout; guaranteed all orig. Engraved Model 95 Winchesters are very hard to find.

Modern  $ 24,500.

W1015 INTERESTING DELUXE WINCHESTER 1892 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W1015

W1015  INTERESTING DELUXE WINCHESTER 1892 SHORT RIFLE 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.

W1032   LATE PRODUCTION HENRY RIFLE

Item # W1032

W1032   LATE PRODUCTION HENRY RIFLE Cal 44 Henry RF. The serial number 12850 is generally considered to be the highest Henry rifle serial number. Original 24" oct bbl, nickel silver blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight with elevator bar. Bbl has a good amount of blue in protected areas with the balance being a dark brown patina. Very good bore for a Henry rifle. Receiver and buttplate are a fine aged brass patina with no evidence of being polished. Small "W" inspection mark used by Oliver Winchester is locasted on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The famous "Henry Bump" is present . Case hardened hammer and lever. Sling swivel on the stock and sling loop on bbl are standard features of the late production Henry rifles. Wood is in VG condition with just minor handling dings. This is a wonderful example of an original Henry!

Antique  $ 57,250.

W2076 FACTORY ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE

Item # W2076

W2076  FACTORY ENGRAVED HENRY RIFLE Cal 44 RF. Factory Engraved by Hoggson featuring his typical scene of a Labrador dog on one side and scroll engraving with the punch dot shading on the other side. Gun is in very fine condition with the bbl having turned a pleasing plum brown color. Excellent Henry markings. Square corners. Action functions very well. Original deluxe fancy grade wood is in very good condition with a light coat of varnish added. Any Henry rifle that is Engraved will have deluxe wood or they are not correct. Looks very good with the correct engraved brass buttplate. Orig sling swivels. Brass receiver has toned to a pleasing dark mustard patina. Side plates fit well. Original sights. Traces of silver plating remain in the protected areas under the lever and around the hammer. A very fine Engraved Henry rifle that comes complete with a 4 page letter handwritten by George Madis attesting to the originality and condition of this rifle.

Antique  $ 45,500.

W2060 HENRY RIFLE 2ND MODEL VARIATION

Item # W2060

W2060  HENRY RIFLE 2ND MODEL VARIATION 8600 serial range. One number away from an identified martially marked Henry in Wiley Swords book. Original wood shows a fair amount of use but there is still evidence of a "Henry bump". Correct brass buttplate. Bbl has turned a plum/brown with some signs of cleaning. Minor pitting. Some roundness to the corner but VG markings. Correct sights. Receiver has lots of character with dings and mars. Henry stamp on the lower tang. Nice functioning action. Correct folding ladder rear sight. Original sling swivels. Hammer and lever show a fair amount of pitting and were cleaned at one time. Not a bad Henry. Well worth the money.

Antique  $ 21,500.

JM1305 HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 97

Item # JM1305

JM1305  HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 97 26 inch round barrel. Beautiful gun with all case color remaining. Dimmed some on the right side. Bbl blue is exceptional at about 95%+. Bore is VG to VG+. Nice slick action. Crisp markings. Rare Marlin receiver mounted sight. Marble No. 5 blade front and a blank in the rear dovetail. Wood matches in condition. Hard rubber butt plate. The 97 Marlin was an excellent lever action 22 and this is a very good example.

Modern  $ 4,500.

MR2000 MARLIN MODEL 39A

Item # MR2000

MR2000  MARLIN MODEL 39A Cal 22. Overall gun is in fine condition with about 97% bbl and mag blue. Receiver retains about 90% vivid case colors. Wood has a few minor handling mars but retains most of the orig varnish. Complete with plastic shotgun buttplate. Orig sights. Should make a great shooter. An early model 39A in extremely nice clean condition!

Modern  $ 2,775.

W1128 INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE

Item # W1128

W1128  INSCRIBED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE Full oct bbl. Orig sights. Full length mag tube. Wood is in excellent cond with just a few minor mars. Correct rifle style butt plate. This is a 4th model rifle with steel forend cap as well as the steel butt plate. Overall gun is in excellent+ cond with 90% bbl and mag blue starting to slightly tone. The receiver is a nice untouched butterscotch patina with the inscription on the side which is not quite readable. We think it is the initials "T F R". Crisp sharp gun with excellent mechanics. All orig.

Antique  $ 21,500.

W2063 WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 EARLY HENRY MARKED RIFLE

Item # W2063

W2063  WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 EARLY HENRY MARKED RIFLE Cal 44 RF. Good Henry markings on the bbl. Sharp corners. Overall metal is a plum/brown with traces of blue. Correct rear sporting swivel. Replacement front swivel. Brass has been polished at one time and has a slight roundness to the corners but has a good appearance with the exception of a hole drilled each side near the top front. Wood shows some use but is still sound and is slightly undersized with a small repair at the wrist. Correct brass buttplate. Not a bad looking gun.

Antique  $ 6,975.

MR713 VERY FINE SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE

Item # MR713

MR713 VERY FINE SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT LONG RANGE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE Cal 45-100. Extremely fine gun! Original sights include veneer windage adjustable front sight. No rear seat. Folding tang sight with matching base on the back of the stock. Original wood has sharp rifling in excellent condition with a hard rubber buttplate. A few light handling mars. May have some varnish added but not re-finished or undersized. Retains about 95% bright original bbl blue. 50-60% thining case colors. Very nice English Walnut insert panels on the side plates. Very fine all original all matching Sharps Borchardt. According to Frank Sellers' book, only about 230 of these longe range were ever produced. Fine gun!

Antique  $ 19,500 sale pending.

W297 WINCHESTER 1866 RIFLE

Item # W297

W297  WINCHESTER 1866 RIFLE Just over 150k serial range being an early 4th model. Equipped with a round bbl. A typical aged medium brown color to bbl and mag tube. Good markings. Rocky Mountain blade type front sight that looks like a blacksmith or gunsmith did the blade. Rear sight has also been replaced. The beauty of this gun is in the color of the brass receiver. It has the very desirable speckled butterscotch color to it. It looks like it has had a light cleaning to the metal leaving a mostly satin finish. There is a few dings and a couple of buggered screws but the receiver looks good! Wood is not too bad either. A slight sliver missing by the lower tang on the right side. Other than that, fit is very good. All 4 corners are present.

Antique  $ 7,675.

W2055 WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 EARLY HENRY MARKED SRC

Item # W2055

W2055  WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 EARLY HENRY MARKED SRC Cal 44 RF. Gun is in excellent condition with deeper than normal Henry markings on the bbl. Bbl has turned a plum/brown with sharp corners and excellent traces of blue in protected areas. Receiver is untouched and has turned a deep butterscotch. Square corners. Crisp action. Wood is in VG+ condition with most orig varnish. A few mars but no splits, cracks or signs of refinish. Rifle style brass buttplate. Original saddle ring. Marked on the lower tang is "SC" as well as the buttplate. I understand this was for the state of South Carolina. There is also a rack number stamped at the toe "103". It would be hard to improve on for an early Henry marked SRC.

Antique  $ 17,500.

W2071 WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE

Item # W2071

W2071  WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE Cal 40-60. Special order case colored frame and extra finish grade to semi-deluxe wood. There were only 6,612 rifles with the 28" oct bbl in this caliber. And only 597 with a case colored frame. Sights include a 76 marked folding ladder rear sight and a blade front sight. VG bore that would benefit from a good cleaning. Sharp rifling. Crisp markings and sharp corners. Wood is in VG condition with rifle style buttplate. Receiver has traces of case color in protected areas with the balance turned a nickely/silver coloration. Crisp tight action with correct dust cover.

Antique  $ 3,500 sale pending.

W199 WINCHESTER MODEL 1903

Item # W199

W199  WINCHESTER MODEL 1903 Semi-auto rifle chambered in the obsolete 22 cal Win. Auto. Nice condition gun with 90%+ blue remaining. There is light freckling in spots and light wear in couple of spots on the bbl and also the trigger guard. A pretty early gun in the 25k serial range. Wood is solid with no cracks or losses. There is a gouge on the right side of the stock between the loading port and the buttplate. A couple of other dings on both stock and forearm but relatively good wood condition. If you are looking for a 1903 this would be a good representative piece.

Modern  $ 895.

W1545 WINCHESTER MODEL 03

Item # W1545

W1545  WINCHESTER MODEL 03 Semi automatic chambered in the obsolete 22 cal Win auto cartridge. This one has seen some use and has silvered out on the receiver. Metal is smooth with no pitting. Bbl has also a lot of wear with some blue remaining but pretty much silver. Bore is dusty but looks shiny and good. Wood is VG. A couple of hairline cracks coming off the wrist area. No loss of wood. Nice and tight. The forearm is also quite good. A coat of oil has been rubbed on it.

Modern  $ 425 .

W1544 WINCHESTER MODEL 03 DELUXE

Item # W1544

W1544  WINCHESTER MODEL 03 DELUXE Cal 22 Win auto. This was a very special gun at one time having a pistol grip checkered dlx wood. This one has seen some abuse through the years. Nearly all the metal is salt and pepper flaking. Metal has been refinished. It does have a beautiful piece of wood but unfortunately it has been damaged over the years. A repaired crack in the wrist area. All the wood is present but the repair wasn't done the best. There is also a chip of wood missing on the left side by the butt plate. Forearm is in quite good cond and has had a coat of oil added. Still a very special gun being an 03 in a deluxe.

Modern  $ 975.

W2069 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W2069

W2069  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE Cal 38-40. Full oct bbl and a button mag. Wood is VG+ with shotgun style buttplate. Excellent bore. Original sights. Overall metal retains about 25% blue with the balance turning a plum/brown on the bbl. Receiver 30-40% bright finish starting to tone. Crisp tight action with correct dust cover that snaps into position. The gun appears to have been a 24" rifle that was professionally shortened to a more desirable 22". An excellent little gun.

Antique  $ 3,100.

W2068 WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC

Item # W2068

W2068  WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SRC Cal 44-40. Sights include original front sight and correct flip up ladder rear sight. VG bore with sharp rifling and some scattered pitts. Wood is VG+ with carbine style buttplate. Just a few nicks. Correct dust cover and original saddle ring. Nice clean little gun with about 10% blue with the balance turning a plum color.

Antique  $ 3,275.

W2067 1873 WINCHESTER SRC IN SCARCE 38-40

Item # W2067

W2067  1873 WINCHESTER SRC IN SCARCE 38-40 20" round bbl, full length mag tube and carbine butt. Model 1873 marked ladder rear sight. Nice action. Orig dust cover. Wood shows some use but is in generally VG cond. Complete with original saddle ring.

Antique  $ 3,500.

MSG530 FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN

Item # MSG530

MSG530  FINE QUALITY J. P. SAUER & SON HAMMERLESS S X S DOUBLE BBL SHOTGUN 12 Gauge. 28" bbls. Very pretty shotgun with some extra figure wood, very fine checkered pistol grip stock. Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look. Fine fitting wood. Very nice gun. These J. P. Sauer's are slim, trim, nice handling shotguns. LOP - 13-3/4" just under 6-1/2 pounds. Made in 1906.

Modern  $ 1,575.

MSG234 W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN

Item # MSG234

MSG234  W.C. SCOTT AND SON, LONDON, 12 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2 inches. Choked improved cyl/cyl. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Lots of blue remaining but it's thinning. Ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. Nice figure in the French walnut stock and forearm. Wood is in great condition with no cracks or loss. LOP 14-3/4" over a leather covered pad. Fine looking, highly usable open bore gun.

Modern  $ 2,500.

R26 REMINGTON-WHITMORE MODEL 1878 ‘NEW MODEL HEAVY SHOTGUN’ IN 10 GAUGE

Item # R26

R26  REMINGTON-WHITMORE MODEL 1878 ‘NEW MODEL HEAVY SHOTGUN’ IN 10 GAUGE 30 inch plum brown barrels with vivid Damascus pattern. Pitted bores. Receiver has turned to mostly a gray patina coloration. Early style engraving with a lot of coverage on side plates, trigger guard, both tangs and butt plate. Straight grip stock in VG condition that has had a coat of varnish added some time ago. Gun is featured in the book "Remington Double Shotguns" on page 71 by Charles Semmer.

Antique  $ 2,100.

W768 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE

Item # W768

W768 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE 4 digit serial number. 44 WCF caliber 24 inch round barrel with full mag and rifle butt. All metal has been cleaned decades ago and has turned to a flat gray patina. Mag tube has a faded blue patina. Lever has pitting throughout. Forearm wood has a deep impression on the right side. Stock has been repaired long ago and has two brass ovals with two screws each on either side of the wrist. Bore and action are both good.

Antique  $ 3,150 .

W2061 VERY FINE DELUXE 1873

Item # W2061

W2061  VERY FINE DELUXE 1873 Early 2nd model rifle. Cal 44-40. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights. Excellent bore. Checkered deluxe grade wood with the correct checkering style for the 2nd models. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is in excellent cond with about 75% bbl and mag blue toning somewhat. Correct English style proof marks at the breech. Receiver retains 80-90% bright vivid case colors with thumbprint dust cover. Very fine hard to find original little gun complete with a lengthy letter from George Madis describing all the features of this gun as well as a Cody Research Form. All orig and complete with set trigger.

Antique  $ 27,500.

W752 UNIQUE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873

Item # W752

W752  UNIQUE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 Cal 44 WCF. Unique 24" half oct half round rapid taper bbl, button mag and crescent butt. Sights include dovetail front sight, sporting rear sight with elevator and Marble's tang sight. Bbl retains a good amount of blue with good markings. Receiver is mostly a grey/brown color with good traces of blue in protected areas. Overall wood is good condition with slight loss near upper tang and a small chip out by the lower tang. VG bright shiny bore with good rifling. Crisp tight action. You might never see another 1873 like it!

Antique  $ 8,750.

W2053 DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE

Item # W2053

W2053  DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE Cal 38. 20" half oct bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights. Excellent bore. Pistol grip checkered fancy stock in VG+ condition with most original varnish and a rifle style buttplate. Case hardened frame retains 30-40% thinning case colors. Bbl and mag have about 85% orig blue thinning some on the high points. Comes with special order gold trim indicated on the Factory Records on the mag retaining band, forend cap, trigger and buttplate. This gun was originally 20" 44 cal that was returned to the factory, changed to a 38 caliber half oct and gold trim added at that time. A really nice clean little gun! Comes with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 24,500.

W1149 WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE

Item # W1149

W1149  WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE Special order 26" half octagon bbl and button mag. 32 WCF, Orig sights. Nice functioning action. VG bore. Pistol grip checkered wood is in fine condition with a rifle stlyle buttplate. Bbl retains about 75% blue starting to tone somewhat. Case hardened receiver has a considerable amount of case colors remaining, mostly on the side plates. A clean sharp good looking gun. Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.

Antique  $ 14,500.

MR442 MODEL 1874 SHARPS SPORTING RIFLE

Item # MR442

MR442 MODEL 1874 SHARPS SPORTING RIFLE Caliber 40. Orig full oct 30" bbl, Beaches front and orig factory rear sights, bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Orig wood stocks have a few minor usage marks but generally near exc with most orig varnish remaining, double set triggers, shotgun style buttplate as well as the 'Bridgeport, CT Old Reliable' bbl markings. Gun is guaranteed all orig with 75-80% toning bbl blue, receiver retains 20-25% case colors turning somewhat dark in areas. All orig throughout; complete with Factory Letter indicating the gun was shipped to the New York address of 'E.S. Harris'. Nice gun!

Antique  $ 19,500.

W2072 WINCHESTER 94 TRAPPER CARBINE

Item # W2072

W2072  WINCHESTER 94 TRAPPER CARBINE 16" bbl. Post front sight and flip up rear sight. Short style trapper forearm. Good markings. Correct saddle ring. Eyes for a Winchester sling. Wood show some use but still sound and solid. It is my opinion that this gun has been shortened to the 16" trapper length. It is hard to tell. Looks good. Well worth the $$.

Modern  $ 2,500.

W2070 WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE IN 50 EXPRESS

Item # W2070

W2070  WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE IN 50 EXPRESS 26" oct bbl, button mag and original sights. Only 894 with this barrel length. Excellent bright shiny bore. Correct thumbprint dust cover with 50 cal express markings as well as 50-95 cal marking on the lifter. Gun has been completely restored by Turnbull. Beautifully done with sharp corners and crisp action. Wood has been nicely refinished and has a shotgun style buttplate. All markings are excellent. Gun retains all of the Turnbull refinish and has bright vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Gun letters with 50 express, oct bbl, button mag and shotgun butt. Early 10k serial range.

Antique  $ 7,500.

W936 SPECIAL ORDER RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE

Item # W936

W936 SPECIAL ORDER RESTORED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE 44 WCF cal. Rare special order 26 inch barrel with full mag and rifle butt. Excellent condition as refinished. Bright shiny bore. Crisp action. Nice case colors. Wood is as new. A great looking 1884 made Winchester 1873 rifle at a fraction of the cost of what this would be if it were all original!

Antique  $ 9,575.

MR639 SPRINGFIELD 1840 RIFLE CONVERTED TO MUZZLE LOADER

Item # MR639

MR639 SPRINGFIELD 1840 RIFLE CONVERTED TO MUZZLE LOADER Features a 42" bbl. 69 cal. Gun retains all the correct features such as 3 retaining bbl bands. Lock is marked "D. Nippes" followed with US markings underneath. Also on the lock plate is marked "Mill Creek PA 1841". Overall gun is generally VG with good cartouches. Metal has turned plum-brown patina. Correct sling swivels still intact. Mechanical cond is VG. A few minor dings and a small crack in front of the lock plate. Other than that it is a very fine all original untouched big long gun.

Antique  $ 1,175.

R1065A REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SRC

Item # R1065A

R1065A REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SRC The bbl is 20-1/2" and has a good bore. Caliber is 45 or possibly one of the 433 calibers. Somebody put some sort of protective coating on the metal, which has a rusty orange appearance. Most of this can be cleaned off. Otherwise the metal has a nice grey-brownish patina. Bbl has "E.N." stamped on the top. Wood on this gun is also quite nice. This is a solid little Rolling Block carbine.

Antique  $ 1,775.

R2202 REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR STYLE RIFLE

Item # R2202

R2202  REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR STYLE RIFLE The barrel is marked 44 S which is the 44-77, a 2 1/4" bottleneck cartridge. 34" half round half octagon bbl. Sights include a Vernier long range rear sight and adjustable spirit level front sight. The top of the buttstock has holes to mount a rear sight for use in the prone position. Sight mounting base is absent. Most crisp blue remains on the bbl. Frame is a gray color with just a trace of case color. Bore is VG. Pistol grip checkered wood is in good overall condition with handling dings as well as initials scratched on underside of forearm. A nice Remington Rolling Block.

Antique  $ 6,750.

R2168 RARE HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT REMINGTON CREEDMOOR TARGET RIFLE

Item # R2168

R2168  RARE HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT REMINGTON CREEDMOOR TARGET RIFLE To be specific, this is a Remington Rolling Block long range Creedmore target rifle. 34-1/2" oct and round barrel marked 44 S cartridge which is the 44-77, a 2 1/4" bottleneck cartridge. What is really unique about this Remington along with it's beautiful condition is that underneath the bbl it is stamped twice with L.L. Hepburn. As Remington people would know, Lewis Hepburn was superintendent at the Remington factory and was also a member of the American Creedmore International Shooting Team. Other markings on the gun are MCL stamped on both sides of the stock. A very fine condition gun with nearly all bbl blue remaining. Some light wear and very light aging to the metal. Case colored frame exhibits most case colors that are dimming somewhat. Wood is VG overall. Buttstock is strange in the fact that it is rather unconventional. A VG+ bore and action. A very special Rolling Block!

Antique  $ 7,775.

R288 REMINGTON NUMBER 1 LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR RIFLE

Item # R288

R288  REMINGTON NUMBER 1 LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR RIFLE 34 inch barrel marked 44 S cartridge which is the 44-77, a 2 1/4" bottleneck cartridge. Original 6" tall staff tang sight. Correct adjustable windage front sight. Overall metal is excl with 95% bright orig blue as well as 95% bright case colors starting to slightly turn on the bottom. Circassian walnut stock in excl condition with sharp checkering and correct shotgun style buttplate. Fine gun. Excellent inside and out.

Antique  $ 14,500.

R199 FANTASTIC REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK CREEDMOOR RIFLE

Item # R199

R199 FANTASTIC REMINGTON NO. 1 ROLLING BLOCK CREEDMOOR RIFLE The barrel is marked 44 S cartridge which is the 44-77, a 2 1/4" bottleneck cartridge.. Very possibly the best one I've ever seen; it has virtually all the bright vivid case colors as well as all of the high gloss blue. Wood appears to be untouched. Complete with shotgun style buttplate, sharp checkering, correct folding tang sight, mint bore. Absolutely outstanding and in very near as-new condition.

Antique  $ 22,500.

MR596 SPRINGFIELD FENCING MUSKET

Item # MR596

MR596 SPRINGFIELD FENCING MUSKET Springfield fencing musket. These guns were made up as training aid. The trapdoors were shortened, the opening latch ground down and the barrels filled with lead to give a more similar weight to a Springfield 1903. Stock shows the SWP/1881 cartouche and proof. Model 1873 rifles were modified and used with a leather covered bayonet for fencing. This fencing musket still has the original lead filled barrel. Overall good to very good with gouges to the stock from use. Forth model with 24" bbl. Missing cleaning rod as well as a hammer. Wood show the usual beatings, mars and dings. Traces of blue on barrel as well as traces of case color on trap door. Overall good condition. Scarce little gun to fill that hole in your Springfield collection! An affordable collectable.

Antique  $ 475.

MR627 U.S. SPRINGFIELD TYPE THREE FENCING MUSKET

Item # MR627

MR627 U.S. SPRINGFIELD TYPE THREE FENCING MUSKET Springfield fencing musket. There were about 1500 of these made from 1905-1906. The Type III is similar to the Type II, but shortened to 43-1/2 inches. Stock shows a nice SWP/1884 cartouche and proof. Model 1873 rifles were modified and used with a leather covered bayonet for fencing. This fencing musket still has the original lead filled barrel. Overall good to very good with gouges to the stock from use.This fencing musket is in way above average condition with decent wood, and very nice case colors on the trap door.

Antique  $ 775.

W692A WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SCARCE 16” SHORT RIFLE

Item # W692A

W692A  WINCHESTER MODEL 92 SCARCE 16” SHORT RIFLE This gun includes the shortest of the 3 different length forends. Full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 44-40. Orig sights. Dark bore. Wood is in generally VG cond with the usual mars and dings frequently seen on these imported short rifles. Serial number 529656. All of these went down to Central America and came back in horrible condition. This gun retains a heavy dark patina. Some rounding to the corners and shows a fair amount of use. Looks as though it was used for hunting daily. It still is not a bad representative of a short rifle.

Modern  $ 4,500.

W2073 WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN

Item # W2073

W2073  WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN 12 gauge. 30" bbl with a bright shiny excellent bore. Wood has been lightly cleaned with no splits or cracks. Shotgun style buttplate. Bbl and mag tube retain about 75% blue with some toning. Receiver has turned mostly a plum color with sharp corners and crisp edges. Clean original hard to find little shotgun.

Antique  $ 1,195 sale pending.

MSG437 L.C. SMITH DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Item # MSG437

MSG437  L.C. SMITH DOUBLE BARREL 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN 26 inch barrels, marked 'Specialty Grade', M & M chokes, right bore excellent, left tube has some tiny ripples. Ejectors, checkered beavertail forearm, checkered straight grip deluxe buttstock, 13-3/4" pull, double triggers. Engraving includes a duck on the right and pair of game birds on the left.

Modern  $ 3,100.

W761 HISTORIC HENRY PRESENTATION RIFLE

Item # W761

W761  HISTORIC HENRY PRESENTATION RIFLE 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. In the butt is the original hickory cleaning rod. This is a great piece of American History that anyone would be proud to own.

Antique  $ 67,500.

MR1101 FINE SPENCER CARBINE

Item # MR1101

MR1101  FINE SPENCER CARBINE Cal 50 RF. 20" round bbl with 3-groove rifled bore. Gun appears to have post-war arsenal alterations. Bbl lacks the 1865 markings, is un numbered and retains a good amount blue. Likely a replacement at the time of alteration. Action also retains much of an arsenal aplied case color. Wood is in VG condition. Action is crisp and tight. Nice Spencer Carbine!

Antique  $ 9,500.

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